Support » Plugin: Hitsteps Web Analytics » Spy on us?

  • This plugin requires obtaining API to get it working and its works via third party system that mean plugin spy on other people websites. I removed it in 5 minutes after installation, wouldn’t recommend to anyone!

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  • Plugin Author Hitsteps


    Spy? No xrundel1.

    hitsteps just like all other website visitor tracking services, require you to have hitsteps codes installed on your website.
    We have simplified tracking code process by simply asking you to enter API code instead of putting tracking code in your website header or footer.

    Tracking visitors is not spying, it is done to better understand visitors behaviour on your website. Those visitors who are concerned about tracking, they can simply opt out by using blocker applications.

    Thread Starter xrundel1


    “it is done to better understand visitors behaviour on your website”

    Keywords here are “visitors behaviour on your website” – that’s exectly what I mean, your plugin tracking visitors on MY website for you.

    Let see what is definition of “spy”:
    a person who secretly collects and reports information on the activities, movements, and plans.
    Espionage or spying involves a government or individual obtaining information considered secret or confidential without the permission of the holder of the information.

    Plugin Author Hitsteps


    Statistics information will be hold on your account, only for your own usage. It is up to you to use or avoid using website visitors analyzing services. Considering our service is not just about numbers of visit, it give very good idea to owner of businesses such as shopping and ecommerce websites to know what they visitors are exactly looking for.

    We never share or access this information without permission of website owner and we never reveal identity of individuals who visit website. We just give a overview of their browser, device that used to access website, pages … to help owner of website better understand visitors behaviour.

    It can be considered as spying if we use this information for our own benefit, but only thing we do with this information is to save it under your account and show it to you when you need to analyze your visitors.

    Remember, unlike Internet service providers who log your every visits, we are just providing this service to webmasters who want to use it and it is in control of webmasters to either use it or don’t use it.

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