Because we use a self-hosted installation of Piwik, the information we gather about visitors to our site stays on our servers. It is never sent out to a third party. Additionally, we do not track those who specifically ask not to be tracked via a Do Not Track header (if you don't know what that means, learn more at donottrack.us).
Please Note: Any website you visit is capable of gathering the same categories of information that we do (and sometimes more). This information is built into the way your browser works unless you have configured it otherwise.
When a user visits our site, we collect specific data about that user if they have chosen to allow us to do so. The data we collect is
To opt out of the collection of this data, see the How to Opt Out section below.
We never sell, license, or give away the data we collect. We do not use the data to target you for ads or to tailor content to you specifically.
Primarily, we simply use the analytics data to see how many people visit our site, what they spend the most time doing while on our site, and how they found our site. Additionally, we might use the data to tailor our site (for everyone, not individuals) to display content in a more user friendly way. Finally, we can see when visitors find dead links or other errors on our site and use that data to fix the errors.
While we do store information about visitors to our site via our web analytics, we also take steps to ensure that stored information respects the privacy of our visitors. Regarding IP addresses, our analytics nevers stores the full IP address of any visitor. Each IP address is partially anonymized by dropping the last section of digits. That means that if your IP address is "188.8.131.52", our analytics only sees and stores "184.108.40.206".
We do our best to not include third party content on our site. For instance, we do not use Google Analytics. When we do include third party content, we do our best to use the least privacy-invasive option available.
You have several ways to avoid being tracked by our web analytics.
In addition to opting out entirely, you can configure your browser not to send HTTP Headers. Much of the data we collect, such as how you got here and what browser and OS you are using, is given to us by your HTTP Header. By disabling the sending of a header, you can opt out of some of our data collection. (Please note that some websites will not behave normally if you have disabled headers.)