User privacy (Rules and Policies)
Privacy on a MU* is almost non-existent. It is very easy for Ainur
to create snooping devices that circumvent whatever privacy guarantees
we may try to enforce. This is not to say that snooping devices are
acceptable; they are not. Unless a user has given express permission
to an Ainu, or the Ainu is in direct pursuit of misbehavior, that Ainu
has no business snooping on him or her.
Any Ainu found making and using devices that can be used to snoop
will be subject to disciplinary action by the Administration. The
Administrators are also expected to use discretion when monitoring their
MUD. You *may* be watched by an Admin, but Admins also understand that
they should not listen in on what is clearly a private conversation,
unrelated to the MUD. Admin are allowed to snoop, and will do so,
in order to ensure that MUD security is not being compromised, that the
MUD is not being used as a place for the exchange of illegal information,
and to ensure game balance and adherence to whatever rules may apply.
So, in general, if you are not behaving in violation of the rules
here, then you should consider your privacy to exist. If you are being
observed, it is the ethical duty of the Admin not to disclose any private
information gleaned from such observations. However, if you are suspected
of wrongdoing, and observation confirms it, then you may be subjected to
logging of your commands.