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[Plugin: AddThis] Add This Tracking (6 posts)

  1. AA
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have some questions...

    Can stat tracking be disabled?

    If so, is there any other tracking occurring?

    Is tracking utilized by a third party or is the tracking data strictly available to the plugin user?

    Is the tracking data displayed anywhere other than within the plugin?

    Does the plugin validate?

    Thank you!

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/addthis/

  2. _mjk_
    AddThis Samurai
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks for asking!

    Do you mean disabled by an end user or the website owner?
    And what do you mean by validation, exactly? The W3C validator?

    Regarding display, your site data is available both in summarized form within the WordPress admin console, should you so choose, and in our analytics interface on AddThis.com with more detail.

    I think our pages on privacy answers the other questions more thoroughly than I ever could: http://www.addthis.com/privacy

    Let me know if that doesn't help!

    Best,
    Matt

  3. AA
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Matt & thanks for the reply. Much appreciated!

    Do you mean disabled by an end user or the website owner?

    Website owner

    If stat tracking can be disabled, is there any other tracking going on once stat tracking is disabled by the website owner?

    And what do you mean by validation, exactly? The W3C validator?

    Yes, the w3c, sorry for the lack of clarity.

    ... should you so choose, and in our analytics interface on AddThis.com with more detail.

    Is this info available publicly or only to the website owner via login? There is another popular sharing plugin out there that unfortunately reports this data publicly!

    I'll read the privacy policy as well. Thanks!

  4. _mjk_
    AddThis Samurai
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Got it. The website owner cannot opt out of tracking at this time from within the plugin. Do you have specific concerns?

    Our plugin produces valid HTML, but some of the advanced features require a fully compliant validator (the W3C validator cannot incorporate external namespaces, used by many modern web tools, like us or Facebook).

    The data about your site is intended for you when you log in, either to your WP console or AddThis.com. We don't have a public directory of sites and their traffic, or plans to make one at this time. Note of course that if you use our popular share counter on your page, everyone can see how many shares you've received!

    Best,
    Matt

  5. AA
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks for the replies Matt!

    I read the privacy policy & understand that there well be tracking.

    The data about your site is intended for you when you log in, either to your WP console or AddThis.com

    I can disable site stat tracking though, yes?

  6. _mjk_
    AddThis Samurai
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    It depends what you mean by "site stat tracking". By default, the plugin won't be associated with an AddThis.com account. But we still collect metrics about where our code is being used, etc., and we don't presently let people opt out of that from within the plugin.

    Best,
    Matt

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