Privacy policy of this site

Wordpress logoI think it is always nice to know what is the privacy policy of the services you are using; particularly today, as new shadowy schemes of user tracking/selling of user information come to daylight all too often.

To the best of my knowledge, this website (www.fransmayra.fi) obeys the privacy policy of my service provider, which is WordPress.com and Automattic as the operating company. The basis is that in this kind of blog site one is subject to anonymous/non-personally-identifying tracking, meaning becoming a number in the usage statistics. On the other hand, if you are a registered WordPress user, you might also be interested in the clause that mentions that WordPress/Automattic may release personally identifying information about your site usage, if it receives “governmental request”. On (yet) another hand, Automattic promises that it “will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone”.

Just so that you know.

See: http://automattic.com/privacy/ .

Author: frans

Professor of Information Studies and Interactive Media, esp. Digital Culture and Game Studies in the University of Tampere, Finland.

2 thoughts on “Privacy policy of this site”

  1. Considering the profile of this site, there’s nothing alarming even if there would be “governmental request” – if they track my internet usage while on your site somehow, or otherwise suck info from my browser of choice (I don’t even know if that’s possible) that would be a moral concern for me. But as you said, it’s nice to know 🙂

    1. Yep, that is true. It is just interesting to reflect sometimes on the tools that we are relying on daily basis, and reflect upon what is actually going on “behind the curtains”, or in the engine room.

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