Account Registration

Thank you for your interest in DP Test Site. To create an account, please complete the form below.

Registration Hints

  • Please choose your User Name carefully. It will be visible to other users and cannot be changed. We suggest that you don't use your e-mail address as a User Name since e-mail addresses can change, and you may not want to make that address viewable.
  • Please ensure that the e-mail address you provide is correct. DP Test Site will e-mail a confirmation link for you to follow in order to activate your account.
  • Before you submit this form, please add dphelp@pgdp.net to your e-mail contacts list to avoid the activation e-mail being treated as spam.

Because this is a test site, you don't need to provide an email address and an email won't be sent to you. Instead, when you hit the 'Send E-mail ...' button below, the text of the would-be email will be displayed on the next screen. After the greeting, there's a line that ends 'please visit this URL:', followed by a confirmation URL. Copy and paste that URL into your browser's location field and hit return. Your account won't be created until you access the confirmation link.

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Privacy Statement

Usage of information

When you register, DP Test Site will send a confirmation/introduction message to your e-mail address. You may also receive optional e-mail alerts from our discussion forums and occasional notifications and feedback related to your proofreading activities. DP Test Site may also invite you by e-mail to vote in periodic Board Trustee elections and could contact you for site-related purposes authorized by DP Test Site management.

Access to your information

Real Name: Each book that DP Test Site produces includes a credits line to identify the people holding certain roles (Content Provider, Image Preparer, Text Preparer, Post Processor, and Project Manager) who have worked on the book. If you take on any of these roles, you can choose (in your Preferences) how or whether you prefer to be credited. Apart from this possibility, the information you enter as your Real Name in your Preferences will be accessible only to our site administrators.

E-mail Address: Your e-mail address will be accessible only to our site administrators unless you make it available to other volunteers yourself, either by telling them or sending email to them from your email client. Because this is a testing site, developers with login access to this server will also have access to the Real Name you provide.

How did you hear about us: Your answer to the "How did you hear about us?" question on the registration form is for general statistical purposes and any tie to your profile will be visible only to our site administrators.

During the various production phases, your User Name and your DP Test Site work may be viewable by other volunteers. In addition, volunteers delegated to an evaluation or mentoring role will be able to review the work performed under your User Name.

You have the option to make your DP Test Site statistics (Information normally viewable on the Statistics General page such as the number of pages you have proofread, when you were last on the site, etc.) private so that only registered users can see them, public so that anyone including non-registered visitors can see them, or anonymous so that only you and site administrators can see them.

Your User Name and any public information you provide in your forum profile will be accessible to other DP Test Site volunteers and to unregistered guests. Your posts on our discussion forums will be viewable by other volunteers. Certain clearly-designated forums are also viewable by unregistered guests to the forums. Your User Name and any information you post on the wiki are visible to both volunteers and unregistered guests.

Tracking information

DP Test Site tracks your User Name, the date your account was created and your last login date. This tracking information will be available to other volunteers.

DP Test Site automatically receives and records information from your computer and browser, including your IP address. This is accessible to our site administrators and forum moderators only.

The system also tracks the number of pages you have completed, your best day ever, team memberships, proofreading roles, and the highest rank you've achieved. In your DP Test Site site profile, you can control whether this information is viewable by everyone, registered users only, or yourself and site administrators only.

Sharing Information

For the purposes of this policy, the term "DP Test Site site administrators" includes the General Manager (GM) and the members of the GM's staff with the rank of "squirrel." It does not include members of the Distributed Proofreaders Foundation Board. However, should you make a formal complaint to the Distributed Proofreaders Foundation Board pursuant to the DP Code of Conduct, it may be necessary for Board members as part of their investigation to review details concerning your work at DP and your DP communications.

DP Test Site will disclose user data in response to valid, compulsory legal processes from government agencies with appropriate jurisdiction and authority.

DP Test Site never makes commercial use of information entered on or for its website. It does not share volunteer information other than as indicated above.



Distributed Proofreaders was founded in 2000 by Charles Franks to support the digitization of Public Domain books. Originally conceived to assist Project Gutenberg (PG), Distributed Proofreaders (DP) is now the main source of PG e-books. In 2002, Distributed Proofreaders became an official PG site. In May 2006, Distributed Proofreaders became a separate legal entity and continues to maintain a strong relationship with PG.