You may be asking, “Isn’t it strange for a privacy company to track its website visitors?” The answer is, we want to make it easier for our website visitors — that’s you — to find information about our products and services. To do that, we collect data about visitors to our website and how they’re using it via cookies. But we’re still a privacy company; we exist to give you control over your data. That includes being transparent about the data collection that we do. We believe that transparency and choice are important, so this page outlines what we track and provides information on how you can opt out of tracking if you choose.
Piwik is an open source analytics tool that we host on our own server.
It respects browsers’ “Do Not Track” settings and includes an opt out feature. We use Piwik to track visitor behavior and engagement across all pages of silentcircle.com.
Opt-Out window for Piwik
DoubleClick is an advertising server that we use to serve our online ads.
You can read more about DoubleClick on The Guardian’s website. Information about how to opt out of DoubleClick tracking and modify ad settings is provided by Google:
- Install the DoubleClick opt out extension to permanently opt out of the DoubleClick cookie
- Manage your current ad preferences [https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb]
In addition to the above, we do collect information using online form submissions. Please note that if you submit a request via our website, we may collect any personally identifying information you volunteer in addition to the standard browsing-related information outlined above.