The purpose of this addon is to provide useful information about the website you're visiting.
The addon uses three types of information: 1. Independently resolved information (IP and Hostname):
This is resolved by accessing information which is already know by the operating system and thus the browser. No external ressources are used for this part. 2. Additional information (Country, City, ISP):
To access the this information, a self hosted "Geodata and Warnings" database is queried. Therefore ShowIP sends the current URL to be used as the basis for the lookup of this additional information. It also sends version information for your current ShowIP version. ShowIP uses this information to grant full access to ShowIP users to the corresponding databases. If enabled, a request will be sent every time you visit a new website. By clicking "remote data disabled" no data will be exchanged with our server
and thus the addon will only display information that does not need an interaction with our server. No personal data is stored on our server. 3. External services
ShowIP provides access to many external web services using ShowIP "actions". These "actions"' can be accessed via the context menu of the addon. Some of them are available by default and others can be added or created by you. Each of these actions are different and are all run by third parties with no direct relationship to ShowIP or the people who develop them.
The Geodata and URL-Warnings database logs basic information for the purposes of statistics and abuse resistance. Additional actions have their own privacy policies on this matter which you should refer to. Mozilla collects basic statistics when any addon hosted on addons.mozilla.org