When using FindFind.it, the following data gets recorded.
When accessing web pages on www.findfind.it or calling a FindFind.it shortcut, the time and the full IP address gets recorded for the maximum time of 30 hours. (A daily cron job deletes all logs older than 6 hours.) This is due to prevent flood attacks.
One exception: If the access causes an error on the Apache server, the IP remains logged, according to Apache error log configuration.
Calling a shortcut, without browsing the website
The following data gets recorded when calling a shortcut and directly being redirected to the target URL – for instance when using FindFind.it via a browser plugin:
- the access time
- the shortcut id (as in /shortcuts/1/google-com)
- the namespace id (an internal pointer to the shortcut's namespace)
This data is used to collect statistics about shortcut usage, in order to improve their ranking in the autocomplete function and on the shortcuts overview.
Browsing the website
When browsing the website, i.e. when loading pages on www.findfind.it, a local instance of Piwik is used. It is set up with the default settings – only IP logging has been restricted to the first two bytes. Additionally, logs older than 3 days get deleted automatically.