Last updated: 2021-06-26.
What information is collected and how is it used?
Your client will contact the API server in order to retrieve information in order to perform its function. Any HTTP requests to the server are logged, with the following information:
- IP address
- Page URL and query arguments
- Response status code and size
Logged HTTP requests may be used for debugging, or for very anonymous statistics (such as view counters).
Background image ratings are stored anonymously on the server, and used to refine background choices. Whether or not you’ve rated a particular background is stored against IP address, to avoid duplicate ratings.
In order to look up latitude and longitude, the weather widget will send location queries to the API server. The API server will then use OpenStreetMap to look up this information, but does so in a way only the location query is sent - user IP addresses aren’t shared. The weather widget will then request weather by latitude and longitude; the API server will use OpenWeatherMap. Location queries and weather look ups will be logged as above, as this is done for all HTTP requests.
Settings, including widgets, are stored in your browser. They are not sent online unless needed to provide functionality, such as fetching weather information. Custom background images you “upload” never leave your computer, they are stored locally.
All communications with our server is done using strong encryption.
Your computer may directly contact third-party services as part of this service.
Widgets such as the Feed widget may fetch information directly from the specified URL.
We do not share information with third-party services except where necessary to perform the extension’s function, such as looking up locations and getting weather information.
The production server is currently in Germany. By using this service, you give permission for the data to be moved as needed.
Period of Retention
The server uses log rotation, meaning that any logged HTTP requests will be forgotten about within a week.
Removal Requests and Queries