This site, powered by the Vesta software, operates almost solely on the usage of cookies, stored in the browser, and used to separate users from one another. This site thus will store these cookies automatically in order to link a user to their account. Users that opt to be remembered permanently will remain logged in indefinitely, until such time as the cookie is removed manually. All of this site's cookies can be removed at will by clearing browser cookies.
User IP addresses are also stored in the database, and associated with a user account. While these addresses may come close, they generally cannot be used to pin-point a user's exact location, and may be hidden or scrambled through varying means at the user's discretion, and at the user's own risk. Email addresses are not collected, and any further information requested, outside of usernames, display names, and password, are fully non-compulsory and filled in, or not, at will.
Users have the right to leave this site at will. Doing so and removing one's account and characters offers the option of the system "forgetting" the given user; this means that the username and IP address attached to the user's posts will be scrambled. As this site is a role-playing site, it is requested that posts be left in-tact upon leaving, should a user choose to do so, for the purpose of maintaining sensible written story archives.
Once a user has been deleted, however, their information is lost, and a user cannot be proven or disproven to be the original poster; once deleted, a user cannot change their mind and request deletion of their content at a later time. Intellectual ownership and copyright remains in their hands, and posting it with this site simply denotes the user is giving the site permission to display their work in accordance with the site story-line continuity, and the owner of the copyright for their works is welcome to use their work elsewhere.
All news, alerts, and announcements, from this site, are solely transmitted either through Vesta itself, or if it is set up, through Discord integration. Users cannot receive updates through email or ilk, and it is up to them to stay up-to-date on site happenings. Those that wish to have a password/account recovery option must set a secret question and answer within their user panel. The answer is never displayed, and is used solely by the Vesta system to verify a user does own the account of which's password they are trying to reset.