We respect the privacy of all visitors, which is why we collect as little information as possible to keep this site running smooth:
- Privacy-friendly analytics (Clicky)
- No email subscription forms or signups
This website (restoreprivacy.com) does not use any invasive tracking software. Instead, we use Clicky, which anonymizes visitor IP addresses, is fully compliant with GDPR data privacy regulations, and is officially certified by Privacy Shield for data protection compliance (certification).
Anonymous tips and comments
If you want to leave a comment on the site or send us a message, you never have to use your real email address or name. You can simply use any name or email you wish for the form (real or fake) and we will still get the comment or message. If you want to use your real name and email, that’s fine too – whatever you want to do. You can also create an anonymous email address for free using one of the providers mentioned on the privacy tools page.
When you visit restoreprivacy.com, you may provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis and website use information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse the site.
1. PERSONAL INFORMATION YOU CHOOSE TO PROVIDE
If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with the email address and our responses.
2. WEBSITE USE INFORMATION
Similar to other websites, this blog utilizes a standard technology called “cookies” (see explanation below, “What Are Cookies?”) and Web server logs to collect information about how this site is used. Information gathered through cookies and web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, and time spent at this site.
UPDATE: With the new, privacy-focused analytics platform (Fathom) we do not even have this information available.
Therefore we get the basic analytics data necessary to run the site, and your privacy remains secure.
How Do We Use the Information That You Provide to Us?
Broadly speaking, we use this information for the purposes of administering, expanding, and improving the website for our visitors.
What Are Cookies?
A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a website, that site’s computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites.
The use of information collected
As you use this website, the site uses its cookies to differentiate you from other users. Cookies, in conjunction with our web server’s log files, allow us to calculate the aggregate number of people visiting this site and which parts of the site are most popular. This helps us gather feedback in order to constantly improve this site and better serve our visitors. Cookies do not allow us to gather any personal information about you and we do not generally store any personal information that you provided to us in your cookies.
Secure Information Transmission
Email is not recognized as a secure medium of communication. For this reason, we request that you do not send private information to us by email.
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