Last updated: 11th Feb 2009
What we do and don't record and what privacy you can expect
We do record the following details
- The email address you provide.
- The IP address you connect from.
- The terminal type you provide.
- How long your browsing sessions lasts
- The response from your local ident server if you have one
Bookmarks you choose to save in lynx
(I can't think of a way to provide a convenient bookmark service with out doing this)
- We don't record what you do within your browsing session
We do use a local proxy server which does as part of its normal function
log the requests it handles
to the extent that a standard Squid cache logs
- the local mail server used by lynx to mail pages to yourself does as part of it's normal function log the addresses it has delivered mail to.
- We do use a local proxy server which does as part of its normal function log the requests it handles
- All logs are rotated on a monthly basis and are not archived.
Realistically this does mean that at least on a quiet day (most of them) we could probably work out what pages you've visited and what you've mailed to yourself. This has never happened and apart from when there are problems the logs are actually rarely looked at. For those of you that are more concerned about privacy it would be worth noting that it would be very trivial to record everything you do within the browser sessions, and you're going to have to just trust us that we really can't be bothered. At least not until such a time as some one from the authorities forces us to, and then we'll try to do it badly. Likewise as this client requires no password the only security any locally saved bookmarks have depends on no one knowing/guessing your email address.