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Questions tagged [privacy]

"Privacy" as used on this site is shorthand for the idea that personal data should be looked after, specifically data that is on the internet. It is also referred to as Data Privacy or Data Protection.

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Privacy Policy for web form that does not save to database

I'm making a website for a local business that has a simple contact form. If the information from the form is simply sent to an email address such as test@hotmail.co.uk and not saved in a database, ...
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How to remove myself from all websites that show whois history?

It's easy to find Whois Information from the past (Whois History or called Reversed Whois) from sites like; domaintools.com reg.com 12whois.com domainhistory.com whoismind.com some are cheap and ...
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Private transfer of a domain name to a new owner

I am a member of a forum. The current owner of the forum does not want to run it any longer. He wishes to transfer the forum to me. The former owner does not wish to reveal his name to me and I don't ...
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Google tagmanger is not working in incognito or private mode browsing causing chat to be non-functional

I can understand that because of the private browsing google tag manger or analytics NOT showing corresponding visits or action of the customer. But what my problem is, there is online chat in our ...
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How can I protect my users' privacy when social share buttons may be pre-fetched?

I am making a site with privacy as one of its main topics. Subsequently, we want to make privacy a concern, by minimizing privacy violations for visitors of my site. (In this crazy world that is the ...
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How long will deleted content will be visible on search engines and why?

I posted a note on Facebook an then set the privacy mode to "visible to me only", and then deactivated my account, and then deleted the note, but the screen of it still appears on the indexed results ...
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Domain Privacy Protection based in US

I just received an email from a customer, telling me they heard a rumour that my site wasn't legit and that it was run out of Panama. Noticeably upset, they asked me to explain... Upon further ...
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Websites using email alerts to notify users - is this considered marketing / covered by GDPR?

If I have a website that uses email to alert users of updates in a forum or other purely practical service related tasks in relation to what they subscribed for, is that deemed as marketing and/or ...
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Google crawling privacy: how to protect customer names from being indexed

I have a key marketing page with customer testimonials. I want to show my customer's names to make the testimonials more convincing. I'm not sure all of my customers would want this page to appear in ...
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Whoisguard for Icelandic TLD?

I have an .is domain name registered with ISNIC. Every bit of my information (name, email, address) shows up when doing a whois and I'd like to avoid that. I can't find anything relating to ...
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Why is JavaScript from Doubleclick run when Google Tag Manager is installed?

I recently reinstalled NoScript and noticed that a web page for a business I'm involved in (which is on the fringe of the financial industry) wants to run javascript from DoubleClick. There are no ...
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Google Analytics Campaign or Medium Tracking with Privacy Browsers

If a user has a web browser or browser extension that blocks ads, disables cookies, stops tracking etc. Do these browser features stop Medium or Campaign information being passed to Google Analytics ...
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Is adding Disqus to website safe for user privacy?

Some guides (see gohugo.io or webmasters.stackexchange.com for examples) recommend Disqus as a commenting feature for static sites. Is adding Disqus to a website safe for user privacy? UPD Should I ...
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My domain name is marked private, but who.is still lists it with my personal information

I registered a new domain name at my provider and told them afterwards, after I found out that my personal information was listed, to make it private. So they did that. I just checked who.is and put ...
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How to set web server log files deletion at certain interval in shared hosting?

I have a site created with Drupal 8 CMS. It is hosted using shared hosting(Apache web server). I read at many places, that web server logs collect and store the IP addresses and otehr data of the ...
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Can I select to show phone number or not in Google My Business?

I am a landlord in the mountains of Pennsylvania along with the other things I do. Part of this means that there is a need to think differently when advertising vacancies. For example, advertising in ...
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Which country's privacy policy is applicable to my website?

I'm searching a lot but, I am getting different opinions from different sources. Some internet sources are saying, privacy policy applicable to country where your websites's data center (hosted) is, ...
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Google Analytics Privacy Policy When Storing UK Postcode or City With Custom Dimensions?

I am aware that you can not store any individually identifiable information in Google Analytics. I am currently scoping some updates and I wondering if storing a full UK Postcode or City within Custom ...
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Hiding WHOIS information without WhoisGuard [duplicate]

I've recently found a very good domain, but this domain requires your real contact information to be shown (yes, WhoisGuard is disallowed). Is there any way I can hide or at least give information ...
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How can I give my users the proof that their data are encrypted?

I want to implement a feature on my website that will hold private client data. I want to promote this feature, but how can I give my clients a guarantee or proof that their data are encrypted and ...
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Collect personal data in europe using google forms

Since there have been issues regarding web service providers that store personal/confidential data of users outside of the European Union, I am somewhat precarious. Am I allowed to collect personal ...
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Cold calling using information from domain name WHOIS records

Increasingly I am receiving a lot of cold calls, especially every time after purchasing a domain name, from companies across the globe offering website design or app development services. The terms ...
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Registering domains for resale and remain anonymous [closed]

I am sorry if this question has been answered elsewhere, but I cannot find a proper answer. So, I have reason to believe that a certain domain name, say JOHNDOODLE.com, will be of commercial ...
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Is schema.org/Person useful for a personal home page?

What are the pros and cons of annotating a personal home page with the http://schema.org/Person microformat?
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How to prevent anyone from knowing that some domains are in the same server?

I am using some dedicated server with lots of different IPs. Some domains are put on different IPs. However, anyone can see that domaina.com is pointed to ns1.myserver.com. How to prevent that?
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.com domain registered offshore

I want to register a .com domain, without risking it being seized by America. Articles such as these worry me: http://www.wired.com/2012/03/feds-seize-foreign-sites/ http://www.pcworld.com/...
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How can I send emails linking to an anonymous website without them being classified as spam?

I’ve been trying to set up an anonymous website so I can blog my thoughts on some controversial topics without them being traced back to me. I found a post on here that perfectly fit my situation: How ...
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Transfer domain from one registrar to another, with privacy [duplicate]

I want to transfer a domain from one domain name registrar to another, without revealing my contact information. I use domain privacy services. The registrars tell me I need to disable domain ...
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Who is the real owner of a gTLD domain with Privacy Proxy?

I recently registered a .email domain planning to make it my primary personal email for the time being, with my registrar I accepted a privacy service, my thought was they were going to mask my ...
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Can spambots access pages available to only registered, authenticated users?

I have a web application where users register and are activated via an email sent to the email address they supplied. Then there are pages that are only visible to registered users (non-user access ...
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Do I need to have a company to create a website that collects users' personal info

I want to build a website (or more like a personal project) that collects users' personal info (eg. email address). Is there any legal issue for that? I think I do need something like Privacy Policy, ...
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Adblock Plus blocking a lot of ads on webpages that don't even have ads?

I was just checking my own website and noticed that Adblock Plus v1.9 blocked 13 ads on one of my pages and another 4 on one other. This is interesting to me because I have no ads on my site. I'm ...
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Privacy Policy and Terms of Use for subdomains in USA

I have a site which has two sub domains. One is forum and another is listing site. The main site has privacy policy. Do I need to have separate privacy policy and term & conditions page for each ...
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What could be the points to keep in mind while displaying user contact details to public?

I'm building a domain whois lookup site, where I need to display the public contact details of the domain registrant. (sample whois) Since the details of public registrations without domain privacy ...
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Do I need to move hosts to get whois privacy — 1and1 doesn't offer private registration

I recently bought a ‘.com’ domain name from 1and1, in the UK. The whois information lists my home address and phone number, which I would like to remove / hide. 1and1 seem to get a bit of a kicking ...
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Do I have to give my mailing address to create a certificate? [duplicate]

So, ICANN seems to require a mailing address for my domain, but my registrar (like many others) offers to proxy the mail to me to provide privacy. However, when I want to create an SSL certificate, ...
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Can anyone buy my registered domain?

Is it possible for anyone to buy a domain that I have already registered? I registered a domain through Moniker and it has not expired yet. But it is displaying available through who.is I can not ...
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Do search engines lower your ranking for using private registration like WhoisGuard?

I am registering a new domain name from "namecheap.com" which offers free WhoisGuard for a year. There are numerous reasons not to list your contact information with your domain registrar, such as ...
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Can other domain registrars view non-public whois information?

If my domains are hosted at a registrar (lets take Gandi, for example) and it has privacy protection on the whois information, can another ICANN-accredited registrar (GoDaddy, for example) still view ...
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Privacy concern to track every user actions in your website?

We are building a system that track every user (logged in) actions, e.g. click, pageview, duration etc and store into a database. So all the user activities will be known and we are using them to ...
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Are there privacy considerations in using Google web fonts?

I am required to create the design of a website for my institution. I am not a designer or webmaster, and I am very badly informed in this area. I am already a bit stuck in the font selection. The ...
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How to hide existence of a private blog?

I have a friend who would like to start a 'blog'. The problem is that she would like it to be private so that only people invited can read it. So I told her to use a private WordPress. But she said ...
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Does it affect privacy policies or legal liability when we can identify users through analytics?

Currently we are using Google Analytics and provide a simple template generated privacy policy, i.e. standard policy on cookies, anonymous tracking, etc. Some more advanced solutions such as mixpanel ...
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Google Tag Manager Uses iframe, is this problematic for IE?

Internet Explorer has a non-standard P3P privacy policy implementation (what a surprise). This prevents cookies from being loaded in iframes. Google Tag Manager uses an iframe. Does this cause ...
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Creating a Facebook web app - would I be legally responsible for the data?

I'm creating a discussion forum "web app" for a friend. He want's me to add Facebook login to his site by creating a Facebook app. Am I legally responsible for the data if I create the app under ...
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What's the worst that could happen with no Privacy Policy [closed]

We build websites, and some that accept user data and/or allow creation of accounts with personal information. What's the worst that could happen if you don't have a Privacy Policy on your website? I ...
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How does Google Analytics know the sex, age, interests of visitors?

The demographics pane displays stats based on sex, age and interests. How did it learn this private information?
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Website is under maintenance - how to restrict access?

Currently, my website is under maintenance. I want to be the only person who's able to access/view the website online until I finish maintenance. How to set restrictions to others? I hate stalkers.
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Do the “Contact us” and “Privacy policy” pages affect SEO?

Just like the title says, what are the effects of having a "Contact us" and a "Privacy policy" on your site? I've read that it could build up your trust with Google, is this true? I've also read that ...
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General question as a new webmaster [closed]

I am wanting to make my own social forum for friends and workers. I will have about 10,000-15,000 users. I have never made a forum on such a high scale and to this point have only been a developer ...