Only necessary logs are kept by the service to ensure quality

Logs are text files containing some information about web visitors, such as user agents (showing for instance that you're connecting from Firefox for Android) and ip addresses (which reveal your approximate location). This case applies to Services that only keep the strictly necessary logs on their servers and therefore protect your privacy.

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Service Title Rating Status Author
Signal "the only information we can produce in response to a request like this is the date and time a user registered with Signal and the last date of a user’s connectivity to the Signal service.</p> <p>Notably, things we <em>don’t</em> have stored include anything about a user’s contacts (such as the contacts themselves, a hash of the contacts, any other derivative contact information), anything about a user’s groups (such as how many groups a user is in, which groups a user is in, the membership lists of a user’s groups), or any records of who a user has been communicating with.</p> <p>All message contents are end-to-end encrypted, so we don’t have that information either." APPROVED Vincent (Mr. 404) Staff
Nextcloud "They store a log of each http request with this data. It can be summarized as IP address and client device and a whole bunch of data on how their infrastructure is doing." APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
Kolab Now "" DECLINED import script Bot
LastPass Personal information only stored when needed for a service DECLINED import script Bot
Qwant "Qwant also collects connection data, not associated with your search queries, only to ensure the security of its information system and, if you create or modify Boards, to respect the obligation to identify content creators such as mandated by French law (<em>article 6-II de la Loi pour la confiance en l’économie numérique</em>).</p> <p> <strong>Even when you are connected with an ID, we don’t use any cookie nor any other tracking device</strong> when you browse the site. The only technology that may be installed on your browser, called “local storage”, is used to locally save your settings (language, activation or deactivation of options…)." DECLINED user 435 Curator
Netsyms Technologies "We only retain data as needed to provide you with services" APPROVED skylarmt Curator
Yakka "we do count visits" DECLINED yakka
remove.bg "our web server still collects the data that your Internet browser communicates to us (including the IP address of the requesting computer, together with the date, time, the request, which file is requested (name and URL), the amount of data transferred to you, a message as to whether the request was successful, identification data of the browser and operating system used, and the website from which the access was made (should the access take place via a link). </p> <p> The legal basis of the processing is based on our legitimate interest in ensuring system security, technically administering the website and optimising service quality." DECLINED denishdk Curator
Smartmessages "IP addresses are logged where we need to be able to protect against abuse, trace system problems, or defend against attackers, for example in account logins or password resets" DECLINED Synchro
Associação de Defesa da Privacidade Digital "Nós tentaremos ao máximo manter seus dados anônimos, e se possível, não manter seus dados guardados. Essa associação trata justamente sobre privacidade e não somos hipócritas.</strong> </p> <p>Infelizmente, a retenção de dados <strong>é uma implicação legal</strong> e também quase impossível de ser evitada, <strong>já que muitas ferramentas de terceiros usadas nesse site coletam dados</strong> como IP, sistema operacional, entre outros. </p> <p>Porém, <strong>saiba que faremos o possível para anonimizar seus dados</strong> e também <strong>não faremos cruzamento de dados com o intuito de te rastrear</strong>. Não temos nenhum interesse nisso, inclusive, é o que combatemos." DECLINED victorrms
Session "We don’t want to collect or store any of your information that isn’t strictly necessary, " APPROVED donno Curator
NordVPN "NordVPN guarantees a strict no-logs policy for NordVPN services, meaning that your activities using NordVPN Services are provided by automated technical process, are not monitored, recorded, logged, stored or passed to any third party." DECLINED kkylemr Curator
witches.live mastodon "Similarly, we only keep ephemeral logs for debugging and system administration" APPROVED (deactivated)
ProtonVPN "ProtonVPN respects its users’ privacy and enforces a no-logs policy" APPROVED omhqit Curator
Ali Reza Hayati's Personal Page No logs are being kept APPROVED tough
University of South Florida "Our servers automatically recognize the domain and IP address from which&nbsp;you accessed the website, and we record related information that helps us&nbsp;make our site more accessible, such as information about operating&nbsp;systems, screen resolutions and the volume and timing of access." APPROVED alostengineer
NextDNS "If not specifically requested by the user, no data is logged. Some features require some sort of data retention. in that case, our users are given the option, control, and full access to what is logged and for how long" APPROVED alostengineer
CryptPad "Metadata provided by your browser to the server may be logged for the purpose of maintaining the service.</p>" APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
Keybase ". Data in (c) through (f) can persist indefinitely.</p> 2. HOW WE USE AND SHARE YOUR INFORMATION <p>Use of Your Information</p> <p>We use the information we collect to: provide and improve the Service and our other products and services. customize the Service for you. better understand our users. communicate with you about the Service and our other products and services that we think may interest you. verify the identity of Keybase’s users. and diagnose and fix problems with the Service." DECLINED Joe
Wigwam Design "In summary, our approach is to record only the absolute minimum data required to successfully operate the website.</p>" APPROVED rob
Timac Only necessary user logs are kept by the service to ensure quality APPROVED Timac
Python Tutor "By using Python Tutor, your visualized code, options, user interactions, text chats, and IP address are logged on our server and may be analyzed for research purposes." DECLINED ravenclaw900
Guerrilla Mail " <p>We normally keep the logs turned off, this is because due to high traffic, our server does not have the resources required" DECLINED jurius
tinyurl "We use this information to monitor and analyze use of the Services and for the Site's technical administration, to increase our Site's functionality and user-friendliness, and to better tailor it to our visitors' needs." DECLINED napen123
Listudy "This is because Listudy needs basic information from its users in order to function." DECLINED ravenclaw900
ToSBack Only necessary user logs are kept by the service to ensure quality APPROVED JustinBack Staff
Anonfiles "do not log downloads." APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
Surfshark "We’re based in the British Virgin Islands, which allows us to keep our VPN logs-free. We don’t collect any information that could lead us to know who you are or what you’re up to online.</p> <p>Surfshark respects your privacy, therefore we are committed to not process any data related to the online activity of our users." APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
ExpressVPN "<p>Our guiding principle toward data collection is to collect only the minimal data required to operate a world-class VPN service at scale." APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
NewPipe "Personal data such as the IP address are only processed for the purpose of serving the pages by our webserver software, and are deleted from the memory immediately after the page has been sent to the user.</p> Server logs <p>To have a minimum of control in scenarios where our website is abused, for example denial-of-service attacks, we configured our webserver to create a so-called acces log. This log file contains a list of all requests made to this server, each request in a separate line.</p> <p>The logged lines contain the following information:</p> <ul> <li>the IP address that was used to make the request</li> <li>a timestamp</li> <li>the URL</li> <li>the HTTP status code</li> <li>the user agent the user‘s browser sends automatically</li> </ul> <p>We need to keep logs of the IP addresses sending requests to our server. As IP addresses are considered personal data and we respect the privacy of our users, we only keep enough of the IP address to be able to able to react to abuse (e.g., DoS and other attacks).<br>" APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
IVPN "We do not log any data relating to a user’s VPN activity (while connected or connecting to the VPN).</p> <ul> <li> <p>No traffic logging</p> </li> <li> <p>No connection timestamp or connection duration</p> </li> <li> <p>No DNS request logging</p> </li> <li> <p>No logging of user bandwidth</p> </li> <li> <p>No logging of customer IP addresses</p> </li> <li> <p>No logging of any account activity except active total simultaneous connections (explained below)</p> </li>" APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
jamesbush.dev "Otherwise, no other information is collected.</p> <p>" APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
Aegis Authenticator "Aegis Authenticator does not collect any data from your mobile device" APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
Signal Stickers Only necessary logs are kept by the service to ensure quality APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
Techlore "“Non-Personal Information” includes information that cannot be directly used to personally identify you, such as basic browser information (Ex. Firefox on Linux) This is standard on most hosting services, and we’ve disabled everything we can to collect as little as possible in addition to choosing a host known to respect user privacy - Orange Website.</li> <br> <br> " APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
DAVx⁵ "Visits are logged by the Web server. These logs are only used for maintenance purposes and to generate anonymous access statistics." APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
Goose VPN "Goose does not save the IP-address (internet protocol) in a cache memory, nor does it collect or save this;</li> <li>Goose does not save any data concerning the servers or the IP-address on the server network of Goose when a user is connected on a certain time or in general, in a cache memory nor does it collect it or store it;</li> <li>Goose does not save any registrations of internet activities of users (for example, websites visited, DNS-search results, e-mails sent and received, usernames or entered passwords, etc.) in a cache memory nor does it collect this, or save this, or aggregates this, or use this through the network servers of GOOSE VPN.</li>" APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
Nulled Only necessary logs are kept by the service to ensure quality APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
Guiding Tech "your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited Guiding Tech and which pages you visited throughout the Website.</p>" APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
CyberGhost "We do not connect your personal information with any kind of online activity done by you inside the CyberGhost&nbsp;VPN tunnel, such as: browsing history, traffic destination, data content, IP addresses or DNS queries." APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
PureVPN "We have no logs or records of: <ul> <li>Your origin IP address</li> <li>Assigned VPN server IP address</li> <li>VPN session timestamp</li> <li>Your browsing activities</li> <li>DNS requests</li> </ul> <br> In a nutshell: <ul> <li>We don’t know what you access, browse, upload or download with our service.</li> <li>We are unable to identify at what time you connected to the VPN, with which IP address and which VPN IP was assigned to you.</li>" APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
FreeTube "This information is anonymous and cannot be used to identify you." APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
Mullvad "We do not keep activity logs of any kind." APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
Fritter " <p>No data is collected by Fritter, unless you submit a crash dump, or manually send a "Hello" ping in the app." APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
Stingle Photos "we don’t keep any server logs" APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
YogaDNS "When processing your DNS queries, the App does not transmit, store, analyze, or make use of that data." APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
Veepn " <b>As an outstanding VPN Service provider, we value privacy of our users. Therefore, we never collect logs of your activity (“usage logs”), including no logging of browsing history, traffic destination or data content.</b> " APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
EDRi " The processing of web usage data is kept to a minimum.</p>" APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
blue-archive "Usage Data will not be collected by Us. However, it may be collected automatically when using the Website by others (i.e. from the hardware &amp. software of web-hosting and internet Service Providers." APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
Summer of HYPERlocal " Plausible collects minimal amounts of data &nbsp;about your visit using no cookies." APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
Sayches Only necessary logs are kept by the service to ensure quality DECLINED gajisaf455
Mozilla VPN "We use the data to improve performance and stability for our users, and to measure Mozilla VPN's performance.</p>" APPROVED welda Curator
TechByte Net No logs are kept APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
simonoh.me "Cloudflare collects: </p> <p> - Unique visitors (Total unique visitors over a certain time period, maximum unique visitors per time period, and minimum unique visitors per time period). </p> <p> - Top traffic coutries/regions (i.e where website visitors are located)" APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
JulMan "Pour fournir les produits JulMan, nous recueillons des donnés que nous pouvons stocker et réutiliser. </p> Informations sur votre connexion et votre ordinateur <p> Nous récupérons ces informations sur votre appareil : </p> <ul> <li> Si vous être sur téléphone ou sur ordinateur . </li> <li> Le navigateur vous utilisez . </li> <li> Le thème de votre navigateur </li> </ul> Votre adresse IP est aussi temporairement collectée et stockée dans les fichiers journaux de nos serveurs. <p>" APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
Calyx Institute "We keep minimal logs of Internet activities other than on an aggregate basis to detect and correct problems with our servers which we will delete after we have resolved any problems.</li> " APPROVED Agnes de Lion Staff
Windscribe "As we do not store any historical logs" APPROVED CreeperDude5757
Savvas Realize "<p>Application and system logs are critical to ensuring the availability and security of the Service. We collect log data for such purposes as monitoring the health of the Service, detecting unauthorized access and fraudulent activity on the Service, preventing and responding to Service-related security incidents, and ensuring appropriate scaling of the Service's computing resources.</p>" APPROVED Creature101


Comments:
On 2019-04-02 11:36:34 UTC, ps Curator wrote:

Should this be just in general "logs" and not user logs? In that case it would cover also server logs which are way more often mentioned in ToS.