NixOS Wiki: Privacy policy

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At, we regard your privacy as important, same as we regard our own privacy. This policy provides information about how we collect, use, and safeguard your personal data when you interact with our website.

Information We Collect

Log Data

Whenever you visit, our servers automatically record certain information, referred to as "log data." This includes specifics that your browser transmits to us, such as your Internet Protocol address, the URL you accessed on our site, your browser type, and the date and time of your request. It also incorporates data about your usage of and any cookie data.

We store this log data for a maximum of 7 days. Afterwards the data is automatically deleted. The primary purpose is to protect our website from harmful activities, like those caused by spam bots and DOS attacks. For example, we may block IP addresses that generate an excessive number of requests.

Cookies uses "cookies" or equivalent technologies to capture data. Cookies are small text files that your computer sends each time you visit our website. Depending on their function, we may use session cookies (which expire when you close your browser) or persistent cookies (which remain on your device until you or your browser delete them).

We use cookies to remember your preferences and settings on, thus saving you from the need to set them up each time you visit our site. Some cookies may be linked to your account, which might include information like the email address or username you provided us, while others are not. Our usage of cookies is consistent with standard practices for MediaWiki installations. We refrain from using cookies for additional user tracking or advertising purposes.

Wiki Data

Given the intrinsic nature of a wiki and especially the MediaWiki software, we must save and process specific additional data. This includes (but is not limited to) your wiki username, language settings, email address (if provided), a log of all your wiki edits, and the time, date, and associated account of each edit.

Third-Party Services

In order to further protect our website from threats and to enhance its performance, we utilize Cloudflare, a third-party DDOS protection and CDN service. Cloudflare may collect certain information about your interaction with our website, including log data and cookie information. For more details about how Cloudflare collects and uses this data, please refer to their website:

Requesting Removal of Your Personal Data

If you want your personal data removed from, please reach out to us at Make sure to specify:

  • The precise personal information you want us to remove. Providing as many details as possible will help avoid unnecessary correspondence.
  • A method for us to verify that the data you wish to have removed indeed belongs to you.

Please note:

  • We can't process requests that lack the required information.
  • Certain data is essential for the proper functioning of the wiki and, under the legitimate interest provision, will not be removed. This includes your wiki username, for instance.

Contacting Us

Should you have any questions or concerns about this privacy policy, feel free to contact our admin team at Our admin team consists entirely of volunteers, and all work is carried out on a best-effort basis. As such, we can't guarantee immediate response times.

By using our site, you consent to the terms of this privacy policy. We may occasionally update this policy, so we recommend you review it regularly to stay informed about our data practices