This website (restoreprivacy.com) does not use Google Analytics – mainly due to our stance on Google and for the privacy of our visitors. Instead, we use Matamo (formerly Piwik), which is a free and open-source software that respects the privacy of our visitors.
Matamo anonymizes and truncates all visitor IP addresses (non-identifiable), while also supporting “do no track” browser settings. This protects the privacy of our visitors, while also providing us with information to improve the site – such as showing which articles/guides are most popular. (See how Matamo respects your privacy here.)
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 your 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. The software we use to collect this information (Matamo) anonymizes and truncates all visitor IP addresses.
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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