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From Marshall Schor <...@schor.com>
Subject Re: Any legal issues with Google Analytics?
Date Thu, 04 Sep 2008 21:38:43 GMT
Jukka Zitting wrote:
> Hi,
>
> On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 10:43 PM, Justin Erenkrantz
> <justin@erenkrantz.com> wrote:
>   
>> On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 9:37 AM, Jukka Zitting <jukka.zitting@gmail.com> wrote:
>>     
>>> A number of Apache projects are already using Google Analytics on
>>> their web sites, and I believe that the normal mode of operation is
>>> that access to the analytics data is given to any interested committer
>>> or PMC member.
>>>       
>> As a matter of policy, I believe if we collect this information, we
>> must make it available to everyone - including the general public.
>>     
>
> The Google Analytics terms require that the service is for "internal
> use", which is open to interpretation but probably prohibits us from
> publishing the access keys to the whole internet. Would both
> requirements be satisfied if we handed access to the reports to anyone
> who asks for it?
>   
I think not- because the agreement says the use of the Software, Service
and *Reports* is solely for Your own internal use.  It's hard to see how
giving access to the reports to anyone who asks for it is consistent
with "internal use"
> On a related note, before adding Google Analytics to the Jackrabbit
> web site, I occasionally ran some specific reports based on the raw
> log data available on people.apache.org to get better insight on how
> people are using our site. Should such custom reports also be made
> public?
>
> BR,
>
> Jukka Zitting
>
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