What kind of cyberpunk website would this be if I didn't have something to say about privacy?
Here at Neosynth, I'm a firm believer in your right to privacy. Sure, I could go on about how detailed analytics would help better understand my traffic and tailor the user experience or some other marketing crap, but what it ultimately boils down to is this:
If I started stalking you in real life and following you around in an unmarked car to record your every move, I think that would be pretty messed up. So what gives me the right to the same thing but on the internet? 🤔
Luckily, I'm not the only one who thinks that automated digital stalking is unethical. To meet the standards set by the European Union, this site aims to be fully GDPR compliant.
Why This Site Uses Analytics
Didn't I just say that I don't believe in tracking the users of this site? Well, it's a little more complicated than that.
Just like a retail store needs to keep track of its inventory to stay stocked with whatever its customers are buying, this site collects usage data regarding what pages are accessed. That way, I can get a ballpark idea of how much traffic this site gets and what content gets the most traffic.
By seeing how much traffic this site gets, I am able to keep track of growth this site achieves and react accordingly to keep the site running and to produce content based on what gets traffic.
Who is Collecting Data & Who is Data Shared With
This website (http://neosynth.net) collects its own analytics with the use of Fathom Analytics, a self-hosted minimal analytics solution designed to keep user privacy at the forefront.
This site does not make use of any third party analytics service, so no user analytics data ever leaves the server that Neosynth is hosted on at any point in the analytics collection or storage process.
No user analytics are shared with third parties unless we are legally compelled to do so by a legally binding subpoena. However, since this site does not collect any personally identifiable user data, it is highly unlikely that such will ever happen.
What We Collect
This site collects anonymous data about what pages are accessed and the previous page that the visitor came from to access any page. Here is an excerpt from Fathom's FAQ page on Github about the information it tracks:
Fathom tracks 0 personally identifiable information on your visitors.
When Fathom tracks a pageview, your visitor is assigned a random string which is used to determine whether it's a unique pageview. If your visitor visits another page on your site, the previous pageview is processed & deleted within 1 minute. If the visitor leaves your site, the pageview is processed & deleted when the session ends (in 30 minutes).
Furthermore, the analytics this site uses respect the "Do Not Track" setting. If your browser has "Do Not Track" enabled, this site's analytics will not track your usage whatsoever.
This site does not track any sort of personally identifiable or user-specific data.
If you have any other questions in regard to Neosynth's stance on user privacy, please feel free to send me an email at
neon [at] neosynth [dotnet].