We log three pieces of information with each query: 1) whether it matched to something in our database; 2) the species; and 3) the type of query, i.e. was it a gene name, UniProt ID, etc. We do not log the actual query term itself. Recording the total number of queries allows us to ensure the server has enough hardware resources to meet the demands of the user base. Recording the species allows us to prioritize development time and add resources for the most used species. For example, if a model organism is only searched by 0.01% of the user base, it will get less priority than one used by 95% of users. Finally, recording the type of query allows us to determine whether it is worth continuing to support a particular type of accession.
We do not collect, store or share any personal information or IP addresses and the extension does not use analytics.