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SJTAG:Privacy policy

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If you only read the SJTAG websites, no more information is collected than is typically collected in server logs by web sites in general - refer to the Website Cookie Policy.

Your information for any registered account(s) on the SJTAG website is protected by data-protection laws applicable in the European Economic Area (EEA) and/or United Kingdom (UK).

You need to be made aware that your SJTAG account(s)) will, at minimum, typically contain a uniquely identifiable name (hereinafter "your user name"), a personal password used for logging into your account (hereinafter "your password") and a personal, valid email address (hereinafter "your email"). Depending upon the website sections to which your account applies, additional information may be collected:

  • Main website ( Assigned editing or administration rights; Language preferences; Timezone; Date of registration; Date of last login; History of contributions to the website.
  • Forums ( Occupation; Location (and/or affiliation); Personal or affiliation website URL; Social media user names; Language preferences; Timezone; History of messages posted to the forums and direct messages to other users; IP addresses used to submit posts/messages.
  • Wiki ( Assigned editing or administration rights; Language preferences; Gender preferences; Email notification preferences; List of articles for which notifications are made (your "watchlist"); History of contributions to the Wiki.

Points particularly applicable to the wiki

Identification of an author

You will need to be logged in to publish or edit a page in the wiki.

When logged in, you will be identified by your user name. This may be your login user name or your real name depending on the options you selected when you created your account.

Remember to log out or disconnect yourself after each session on a shared computer, to avoid allowing others to use your identity.


The wiki will set a temporary session cookie (PHPSESSID) whenever you visit the site. If you do not intend to ever log in, you may deny this cookie, but you cannot log in without it. It will be deleted when you close your browser session.

More cookies may be set when you log in, to avoid typing in your user name (or optionally password) on your next visit. These last up to 30 days. You may clear these cookies after use if you are using a public machine and don't wish to expose your username to future users of the machine. (If so, clear the browser cache as well.)

EU Cookie Directive

The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 (The EU Cookie Directive)

The "EU Cookie Directive" requires that users must give permission for a website to store cookies. There are exceptions where the cookie is an essential part of delivering a service, and the main thrust of the legislation seems to be to allow site users to opt out from intrusive "tracking cookies" that allow website operators or third parties to record the browsing habits of users or other non-essential cookies.

The session cookie is considered essential to delivery of the wiki service to registered users and is therefore exempt from the legislation. The session cookie used here is sjtagwiki_sjw_session.

Persistent cookies are set for registered, logged in users who have chosen to have their login details remembered. If you do not wish to have these cookies stored on your PC then do not check the "Remember my login on this browser" checkbox when signing in. The cookies used here are sjtagwiki_sjw_UserID, sjtagwiki_sjw_UserName and sjtagwiki_sjw_Token.


Many aspects of the SJTAG Working Group's operation depend on the reputation and respect that is built up through a history of valued contributions. User passwords are the only guarantee of the integrity of a user's edit history. All users are encouraged to select strong passwords and to never share them. No one shall knowingly expose the password of another user to public release either directly or indirectly.

Sharing information with third parties

Except where otherwise specified, all material added to the SJTAG website is assumed to be available for reuse by the SJTAG Working Group in its publications unless the contributor expressly indicates otherwise. See also SJTAG:Copyrights.

The SJTAG Working Group will not sell or share private information, such as email addresses, with third parties, unless you agree to release this information, or it is required by law to release the information.


You may provide your e-mail address in your Preferences and enable other logged-in users to send email to you through the wiki. Your address will not be revealed to them unless you respond, or possibly if the email bounces. The email address may be used by the SJTAG Working Group to communicate with users on a wider scale.

If you do not provide an email address, you will not be able to reset your password if you forget it. However, you may contact one of the SJTAG server administrators to enter a new mail address in your preferences.

You can remove your email address from your preferences at any time to prevent it being used.

General Data Protection Regulation, 2018

The following additional information, amendments and clarifications apply and supersede any conflicting terms in the preceding sections:

You have rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (EEA) and the Data Protection Act (UK).

Some of the data items detailed above may be set during registration or modified or added by you subsequently or collected automatically as part of the operation of the website. Some of these details are essential to providing the services offered by the SJTAG website, however in all cases, you have the option of what information in your account is publicly displayed. Furthermore, within your account(s), you have the option to opt-in or opt-out of automatically generated emails.

Depending on your preferences SJTAG may send you emails to the email address that SJTAG currently holds in your account(s), but you are able to change these preferences from at any time should you wish to stop receiving them:

  • Website: Your Profile page (on the User Menu)
  • Forums: Your User Control Panel (UCP)
  • Wiki: Your Preferences pages

The personal details that you gave us when you signed up, or added later, will be used solely for the purposes of SJTAG website functionality and SJTAG group administration. They will not be used for anything else and neither will they be passed on to any third party without your explicit consent. You can check, at any time, the personal details SJTAG is holding about you from:

  • Website: Your Profile page (on the User Menu)
  • Forums: Your User Control Panel (UCP)
  • Wiki: Your User page and Preferences page

The only other information about you is that which you decide to post on the SJTAG website, whereupon it is considered to be "publicly available" as it will have been indexed by search engines as well as on-line archive sites.