A primary goal of this site is to provide content while respecting user privacy. You probably wouldn't appreciate a white unmarked van following you all day to stalk you in the physical world, so why should anyone do so online?
Just like a retail store needs to keep track of its inventory to stay stocked with whatever its customers are buying, this site collects certain information to allow it to operate its services effectively. The analytics present on this site are designed to be as unintrusive and respectful as possible to your privacy while performing the minimally necessary administrative functions.
This site collects information for the following reasons:
All information is collected from the integrated server logs generated automatically via the nginx webserver that this site runs on as it serves requests.
No attempt is made to analyse this data in a manner that correlates usage data to any specific human being in the physical world or craft individualised user data profiles, except when investigating malicious/abusive activity toward the site itself.
Neosynth does not use or embed any third-party web services (such as Google Analytics, etc) for the purpose of collecting information or analytics. Usage data is not shared with third party trackers or advertisers of any kind.
Neosynth reserves the right to share or disclose usage data to third parties or the public for the following reasons:
Neosynth is hosted on a cloud server provided by DigitalOcean. Neosynth does not explicitly provide any webserver logs to DigitalOcean. However, as Neosynth's cloud hosting provider, DigitalOcean does have the technical means to access and record information from Neosynth systems and network traffic without our knowledge or consent.
DigitalOcean's data processing agreement for their services (which governs the services that Neosynth is hosted under) can be found here.