The following pieces of information are collected: e-mail address, IP address, username, password, command history, and some in-character information, including character statistics and name. The website collects only your IP address.
How secure is this information?
Your password is stored as an irreversibly encrypted (meaning we don't have a decrypt function) string in the database. At no time throughout your entire Toastsoft.net visit will your password be viewed in plain text by an administrator. When you connect to the MOO server, it will prompt you for your password. Once you input it, the server will encrypt what you just entered using the salt from your stored password. If the passwords match, you will be allowed to login. No comparison of your plain text password is done and your plain text password is not recorded anywhere.
Your username, e-mail address, and IP address are all stored in an area of the database that only game administrators (programmers and above) have access to. Administrators on Miriani follow three levels: Builders, Programmers, and Wizards. Builders do not have access to any of your personal information.
Who has access to my personal information?
The only people who have access to your information are the hosts of the Toastsoft MOOs. At no time will we ever sell this information or share it with anybody else (unless your e-mail is suspected of being disposable, at which time the domain name may be checked against an anonymous database of known disposable e-mail sites). Naturally, we try to keep our server as secure as possible, but there is no such thing as absolute security. There is always the (remote) possibility that a malicious user could gain access to the MOO and retrieve information. If we see any shred of evidence of this, we will notify the users immediately and advise them to change their passwords and take any appropriate steps. We also cannot guarantee that no malicious users intercept your information as it is transmitted from your computer through various ISPs and routers to our computer.
How about my privacy within the games? Am I safe to talk about how much I hate the hosts?
As Miriani is a privately owned and run game, staff members may monitor players from time to time. You will not be constantly monitored unless you are suspected of breaking policy, but your privacy can not be entirely guaranteed. However, your password will never be revealed to staff or players, and your personal information will never be revealed to players, barring a successful outside attack on the server. Your email address will also never be sold or used for advertising purposes.
Staff members have the right, but not the obligation to monitor any and all activity including, but not limited to: Logins, disconnections, public chat channels, private chat channels, activity in any room, inventory and monetary exchange and shop purchases.
Does this policy ever change?
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