Project:Privacy policy

From Pluralpedia, the collaborative plurality dictionary


This document tries to explain, in as plain language as possible, how Pluralpedia uses information that is collected from or provided by you.

Children under the age of 13 in the United States, under 16 in the European Union, or affected by any similar data protection law, must not use this website. Any accounts created that are known to be violating these requirements will be terminated.

Information We Collect

When you visit Pluralpedia, some information is stored for the purposes of anonymous statistics, like creating graphs of daily visitor counts. This information is inherently sent by your device to every website you visit, and includes:

  • IP address (example: is the IP address of
  • Page URL (example: /w/Main_Page)
  • Browser and device make/model, aka the user agent string (example: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:84.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/84.0, Firefox 84 for Windows 10)
  • The current date and time

Information You Provide

When you sign up for an account on Pluralpedia, you provide some information to us. This information is used to manage your account.

  • Your preferred name / display name. (optional) This is displayed publicly.
  • A username. This is displayed publicly.
  • Your email address. This is kept private.
  • A password, which is never stored in plain text and is kept private.

The email address you provide will only be used for account-related purposes, such as confirming your email address, or resetting your password.

When you edit or create a page on Pluralpedia, information about your edit is saved and displayed publicly. This includes:

  • The time the edit was made.
  • The contents of the edit, and what was changed from the previous revision.
  • Your username.
  • An edit reason. (optional)

When you edit or create a page on Pluralpedia, you agree that the content you contributed can be used under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0) license. This gives us permission to publicly display these contributions, and for others to edit them as well.

Corrections & Removals

If any information about you is present on the website in a way that is not correctable by you, or that you wish deleted, please contact one of the site's administrators.

Note that for information that is public on the wiki, removal cannot be guaranteed. Requests that are likely to succeed include:

  • Removing personally identifiable information about yourself - such as name, address, age, or other information that is not intended to be public.
  • Removing terms that were coined by you, that are not in widespread use, and do not have multiple independent coiners.
  • Hiding old revisions of a page with incorrect or outdated information about you, such as a deadname.

Data Sharing

Pluralpedia will never sell your personal information, or share it for any reason other than one necessary to the operation of the website.

Data is shared with some third parties as necessary to the operation of the website. This currently includes:

  • Linode, which hosts our servers.