Uses of Information
Your information is used to fulfill your requests and communicate with you, operate, support and improve our sites, products and services, conduct internal research, and personalize the content, products, services and advertisements offered to you.
We do not sell, rent or provide your personal information to third parties that are unaffiliated with Hookup Travels. Your personal information is shared with third parties with your consent, except in circumstances where the law requires it to be shared.
The Public and Collaborative Nature Of The Projects
All Projects of the Hookup Travels are collaboratively developed by its users using the MediaWiki software. Anyone with Internet access (and not otherwise restricted from doing so) may edit the publicly editable pages of these sites with logging in as a registered user. By doing this, editors create a published document, and a public record of every word added, subtracted, or changed. This is a public act, and editors are identified publicly as the author of such changes. All contributions made to a Project, and all publicly available information about those contributions, are irrevocably licensed and may be freely copied, quoted, reused and adapted by third parties with few restrictions.
User Accounts And Authorship
Hookup Travels does require editors to register with a project. Anyone can edit with logging in with a username. Users that do register are identified by their chosen username. Users select a password, which is confidential and used to verify the integrity of their account. Once created, user accounts will not be removed. It may be possible for a username to be changed, depending on the policies of individual projects. Hookup Travels does not guarantee that a username will be changed on request.
Purpose Of The Collection Of Private Information
Hookup Travels limits the collection of personally identifiable user data to purposes which serve the well-being of its projects, including but not limited to the following:
To enhance the public accountability of the projects. Hookup Travels recognizes that any system that is open enough to allow the greatest possible participation of the general public will also be vulnerable to certain kinds of abuse and counterproductive behavior. Hookup Travels and the project communities have established a number of mechanisms to prevent or remedy abusive activities. For example, when investigating abuse on a project, including the suspected use of malicious “sockpuppets” (duplicate accounts), vandalism, harassment of other users, or disruptive behavior, the IP addresses of users (derived either from those logs or from records in the database) may be used to identify the source(s) of the abusive behavior. This information may be shared by users with administrative authority who are charged by their communities with protecting the projects.
To provide site statistics. The Foundation statistically samples raw log data from users' visits. These logs are used to produce the site statistics pages; the raw log data is not made public.
To solve technical problems. Log data may be examined by developers in the course of solving technical problems and in tracking down badly-behaved web spiders that overwhelm the site.
Controller of Personal Data and Data Storage