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Privacy Policy


This is the Privacy Policy for the OutHistory website. The Policy explains how author and visitor information is stored, logged, and used by OutHistory. We do not exercise control over the sites displayed as links from within our pages. These other sites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data, or solicit personal information from you.

If you only read the OutHistory website, no more information is collected than is typically collected in server logs by websites in general. If you contribute to the OutHistory project, you are publishing every word you post publicly. If you write something for OutHistory, assume that it will be retained by OutHistory forever. Some limited exceptions are described below.


1. Log data. Every time you visit a web page, you send information to the web server. Most web servers routinely maintain access logs with a portion of this information, which can be used to get an overall picture of what pages are popular, what other sites link to this one, and what web browsers people are using. It is not the intention of OutHistory to use this information to keep track of legitimate users. These logs may, however, be used to produce statistics.

2. Uses. Log data may be examined by developers in the course of solving technical problems and tracking down badly-behaved web spiders that overwhelm the site. IP addresses of users, derived either from those logs or from records in the database, may be used to correlate usernames and network addresses in investigating abuses, including the suspected use of malicious accounts, vandalism, harassment of other users, or disruption of the site.

3. Policy on release of data derived from page logs. It is the policy of OutHistory that personally identifiable data collected in the server logs, or through records in the database, may be released by the system administrators, in the following situations:

a. In response to a valid subpoena or other compulsory request from law enforcement, except when such notification is forbidden by state or federal law in the United States of America;

b. With permission of the affected user;

c. Where the information pertains to page views generated by a spider or bot and its dissemination is necessary to illustrate or resolve technical issues;

d. Where the user has been vandalizing articles or persistently behaving in a disruptive way, data may be released to assist in the targeting of IP blocks, or to assist in the formulation of a complaint to relevant Internet Service Providers;

e. To investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of OutHistory’s Terms of Use, or as otherwise indicated by law.

OutHistory policy does not permit public distribution of such information under any circumstances, except as described above.


OutHistory 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, pursuant to a court order or governmental investigation


OutHistory makes no guarantee against unauthorized access to any information you provide. This information may be available to anyone with access to the servers.


This Privacy Policy may change. We expect most such changes will be minor. Regardless, we will post any Policy changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice. Each version of this Policy will be identified at the bottom of the page by its effective date.

Effective January 22, 2023