Website Visitors

Like most website operators, When Was it (WWi) collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. WWi’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how WWi’s visitors use its website. From time to time, WWi may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

WWi also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users. WWi only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Signing up on WWi requires WWi to gather personally-identifying information. Authentication is based on OAuth2 protocol, this means that you'll never have to provide any password directly to WWi. The whole authentication process is delegated to third party services, like Google, Facebook, Twitter or Github. The authentication server provides your email address and user name to WWi, and this is the only personally-identifying information WWi stores in its database. WWi does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

WWi may collect statistics about the behavior of users to its websites. WWi may display anonymized and aggregated information publicly or provide it to others. However, WWi does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

WWi discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on WWi’s behalf or to provide services available at WWi’s website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using WWi’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. WWi will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, WWi discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when WWi believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of WWi, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of WWi website and have supplied your email address, WWi may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with WWi and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. WWi takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. WWi uses cookies to help WWi identify and track visitors, their usage of WWi website, and their website access preferences. WWi visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using WWi’s website, with the drawback that certain features of WWi’s website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If WWi, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that WWi goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of WWi may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.


Ads appearing on this website may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by WWi and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, WWi may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in WWi’s sole discretion. WWi encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.


This privacy policy is based on the excellent one released by Auttomatic under Creative Commons License.