Webconverger is designed to ensure users privacy and security whilst surfing the Web, primarily by wiping the slate clean between sessions. Therefore public users of a Webconverger kiosks should not have to fear they are leaving any private data behind.
Webconverger does not record your search history or collect any data of your surfing habits.
The Webconverger operating system sends the following data to our servers on boot:
- Machine identity, your machine UUID + MAC address
- IP address from where you sent it from
- Version of Webconverger you use
We call this the ping:
This "ping" is used to determine how many users Webconverger has to warrant further investment. Public usage statistics.
You can opt out by appending
noping to the command line. noping means no
collection of the unique machine identity (UUID + MAC address) or version.
By default (unless opted out by specifying
noconfig), we apply our
configuration service. This configuration
service will use your machine UUID and MAC address as machine identifiers (not
personally identifying), to track and apply configurations. This is how the
company generates revenue in order to support the opensource project.
If you do not have a subscription, your Webconverger instance will be unconfigured by default, which is usable in many scenarios.
All our sites use Google Analytics.
Default search service
If you have the URL bar enabled, and you do not type in a valid URL, the input will be passed onto https://duckduckgo.com/ as search terms.