The service may use tracking pixels, web beacons, browser fingerprinting, and/or device fingerprinting on users.


Service: Lichess
Status: declined
Changes: 2
Source: link
Author: plaguna


Privacy policy: "If you are a registered user, your IP address and your user-agent linked to your profile. Lichess makes use of “fingerprinting” technology similar to this. Furthermore, during a game, Lichess “counts” the number of times the game’s window loses focus (how many times you switch tabs/apps), “blurs”." Reason behind this is to avoid cheating: "Your IP address(es) and user-agent(s) are private and are not visible to anybody except to Lichess moderators. This information is used to moderate the website and prevent abuse. The specific fingerprint information is not visible to any user, including the moderators. Moderators can only see the word “print” in their “mod-zone” (should the user have multiple accounts): it aids moderators to determine if a certain user is creating multiple accounts. “Blurs” are how many times your game’s window lose focus: i.e.: leaving the game's window once counts as one blur. “Blurs” are only visible to moderators and is one of many factors used in cheat evaluation."


Comments:
On 2019-07-01 20:49:02 UTC, dhogg wrote:

Given the nature of chess, this kind of anti-cheat detection is a reasonable trade-off to have. Lichess does not use any kind of ad-based trackers.

On 2019-07-13 06:20:38 UTC, jessew wrote:

declined: This doesn't sound like it qualifies for this case.



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Version 1: 2019-07-13 06:20:38 UTC by jessew

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Previous Status: pending

Updated Status: declined

Version 2: 2019-06-30 18:45:21 UTC by plaguna

Previous Title:

Updated Title: The service may use tracking pixels, web beacons, browser fingerprinting, and/or device fingerprinting on users.

Previous Analysis:

Updated Analysis: Privacy policy: "If you are a registered user, your IP address and your user-agent linked to your profile. Lichess makes use of “fingerprinting” technology similar to this. Furthermore, during a game, Lichess “counts” the number of times the game’s window loses focus (how many times you switch tabs/apps), “blurs”." Reason behind this is to avoid cheating: "Your IP address(es) and user-agent(s) are private and are not visible to anybody except to Lichess moderators. This information is used to moderate the website and prevent abuse. The specific fingerprint information is not visible to any user, including the moderators. Moderators can only see the word “print” in their “mod-zone” (should the user have multiple accounts): it aids moderators to determine if a certain user is creating multiple accounts. “Blurs” are how many times your game’s window lose focus: i.e.: leaving the game's window once counts as one blur. “Blurs” are only visible to moderators and is one of many factors used in cheat evaluation."

Previous Status:

Updated Status: pending