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From Donald Woods <dwo...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Privacy Clause in Google Analytics Terms of Service
Date Wed, 17 Sep 2008 21:26:43 GMT
Yep, seems that we need some type of warning about it...
http://code.google.com/apis/analytics/docs/gaConceptsCookies.html


-Donald


Kevan Miller wrote:
> All,
> In reviewing the Terms of Service for Google Analytics 
> (http://www.google.com/analytics/tos.html), I noticed that the Privacy 
> Section (Term 7) contains:
> 
>   "You must post a privacy policy and that policy must provide notice of 
> your use of a cookie that collects anonymous traffic data."
> 
> On ethical grounds and in order to conform with these terms of service, 
> we need to change our web site. I see two options:
> 
> 1) Add a privacy clause to our web site
> 2) Remove Google Analytics from our web site
> 
> Thoughts? I'd like to see a quick change to bring us into conformance. I 
> have some concerns about the data being gathered by Google and have my 
> doubts about whether or not we should be gathering the data. In the 
> near-term, I'd be satisfied with the addition of an appropriate privacy 
> clause to our web site.
> 
> --kevan
> 

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