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This document addresses the use and retention of personally identifiable information on the UserBase website.
Any registered user gains the right to edit content, discussion pages, and user pages, including those of other users. It is expected that those rights will not be abused, and any such abuse will lead to the perpetrator losing all edit rights.
UserBase is a public wiki. Any content submitted to UserBase is subject to the Creative Commons Share-Alike license, and the Gnu Free Document License. Links are provided on each page to the full text of the licenses. The authors of any edit, contribution, correction etc. are publicly identifiable and may be contacted by any other registered user.
UserBase may be read by any member of the public, without the creation of a registered account. Contribution in any form does, however, require the user to have a registered account. Registered users have a sidebar link to several Preferences pages. On the first page there is a field for entering an email address. This is optional, but it is recommended that you do enter one, as it is impossible for us to help with a lost password if you do not. Your email address is not publicly viewable. Pages other than the first one are mainly for display preferences and should be browsed at your leisure.
In order to contact another user you should user their Talk page. This ensures that both of you are addressed only by your UserBase username.
From time to time users will be granted extra rights by associating them with a user group. As an example, a potential translator needs to request to be added to the Translator group. Without that he cannot access the translation system.
Personally Identifiable Information is collected for the security and smooth running of UserBase. Examples of the use of this information includes, but is not limited to