We take privacy seriously. If you doubt us, look at how much of our work is dedicated to privacy issues.
We are saddened by the fact that invasions of personal privacy can be found everywhere. Even on the Internet, now, irresponsible marketers and totalitarian forces are interested in tracking your every move, and using it for their own purposes. Any information collected about our visitors is the private and personal business of Interhack and its guests. Any such data collected will not be made available to third parties. As far as we're concerned, you don't even need to tell us your name. Anything you tell us about yourself in any of our demonstrations, forms, or through any other means is completely voluntary.
We do not have any "business partners" who have access to the data. We're not playing games with wording. We're not giving it to anyone.
We do keep the Web server access and error logs. These record:
- The name or IP address of the computer making the request. This is commonly a proxy server or a dynamically-assigned address. We just use this to see generally where you're coming from; how many of our visitors are from educational institutions, how many are from commercial entities in North America, how many are coming from various countries, etc.
- A timestamp -- when the request was made.
- What page was requested.
- The HTTP code of the request, which tells us if the fetch was successful, or if there was some kind of error, what the problem was.
- How much data got downloaded to satisfy a particular request. We add all of this together to figure out how much bandwidth the Web site is taking.
- If your client tells us which page (URL) linked to ours, we'll look at that, too, since we like to see how folks are finding our pages.
- If your client tells us what version it is, we'll look at that. (These often include whether you're running a browser with 128-bit cryptography enabled and a hint about the operating system.) We do not optimize our site for any browser, but it's useful nonetheless to see what folks are using and how usage changes as different versions and different browsers get released.
This is the minimal set of data that will be made whenever you visit pretty much any Web site.