- "we", "the Wiki", "the Scratch Wiki", "the site", "the website", "this wiki", and "the SW" shall all be interpreted, without exception, as the website at en.scratch-wiki.info.
- "the Scratch website" shall be interpreted as the website at scratch.mit.edu.
- "you" or "user" shall be interpreted as the user currently using the website.
- "an admin" or "a sysop" or "an administrator" shall be interpreted as any user that is a member of the administrator usergroup.
- "an EW" or "an Experienced Wikian" shall be interpreted as any user that is a member of the Experienced Wikian usergroup.
- "a bureaucrat" shall be interpreted as any user holding the bureaucrat usergroup.
- "privileged users" shall be interpreted as the collective group of users that are any of the following: an administrator, an Experienced Wikian, a bureaucrat, or a Scratch Team member.
- "a privileged user" means an individual in the group of privileged users.
- the "Scratch Team" means the Lifelong Kindergarten Group ("LLK") in the Media Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ("MIT" or "MIT Media Lab").
- "a Scratch Team member" means an employee of the Scratch Team.
- "Google" or "google.com" means Google, Inc.
When you log in, the Wiki website asks your browser to set an HTTP "cookie" on your computer. This cookie serves only two purposes:
- Keeping track of whether you are logged in, and
- Collecting Google Analytics information.
You can disallow this website from setting cookies via a preference on your browser; however, if you do so, you may not be able to fully use all of the features of this website, including but not limited to keeping track of whether you are logged in.
What information do we collect? What do we use it for?
- Usage Information
As you browse the site, our servers automatically store some information about how you do so. This information includes your computer's Internet Protocol address ("IP address", a number that identifies your computer on the Internet), which pages you visit, and what browser you are using.
- User-Generated Content
All data (including wiki pages in all namespaces) is stored on the Wiki servers. All wiki pages can be seen by anyone, even without being logged in, unless a privileged user has deleted it; if it is deleted, privileged users can still see it. Consequently, no data can be completely deleted. Think carefully before posting content here.
- Account Information
In order to edit wiki pages, you need to create an account. During the account creation process, we ask for your Scratch website username and your email address. We only use your username to identify you and to verify that you have an account on the Scratch website; we use your email address to send you your account password, when you initially create your account and when you reset it. There are also additional user preferences that use the email you provide.
Other than described above, we will never share any personally identifiable information about you to any person, company, or organization, except:
- As required to comply with our obligations under the law.
- For technical reasons, if we are required to transfer the data to another location or organization.
We reserve the right to share user information with the appropriate authorities (including schools, school districts, and law enforcement, when necessary) for the purposes of protecting the safety of other users, individuals, or the site.
You may prevent us from collecting Google Analytics information from you by downloading and installing this browser plugin.
More Google Analytics privacy information can be accessed at: https://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html
How do I update my personal information?
You can update your email address and password at Special:Preferences; however, due to the structure of the website, it is not possible to delete your account and it is not possible to change your username.
How is my information protected?
The Wiki has in place electronic procedures to protect information collected on the website. We strictly limit access to data stored on the Wiki servers. However, as effective as these measures are, we cannot completely guarantee the security of our database, nor can we guarantee that information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted over the Internet.
This policy was last updated on April 20, 2018.