The only information we collect is from website access logs. This data comes from two sources:
Direct access of the website. When you use a browser to look at a page on the website, each access is logged.
VisiData fetching the list of startup messages. The first time each day that VisiData is used, it downloads a single small file. This access is also logged by the website. This network request can be turned off by adding
In both cases, we may automatically collect and store certain information in server logs. This may include:
- IP address
- User-agent string (Browser or Python version)
- VisiData version
The server logs, which have information about individual website accesses, are kept for 12 months, after which they are deleted. The aggregated usage information is archived.
We do not share private information with any companies, organizations, or individuals outside of the core development team.
We share aggregated, non-personally identifiable information publicly, to show trends about the general use of VisiData. This information is posted nightly to usage.tsv.
Last modified: 2019-12-05
- 2019-12-05: no longer use Google Analytics