aijamalnk edited a comment on issue #5763: [AIRFLOW-5148] Add Google Analytics 
to the Airflow doc website
URL: https://github.com/apache/airflow/pull/5763#issuecomment-520946607
 
 
   Hi @mik-laj , 
   As Kaxil said, it was my request and I can answer all of your questions. 
   
   First of all, no one at Google (except for me, but I am wearing by Apache & 
Airflow hat here) has access to GA. And be assured I used some screenshots only 
(about # of visitors per day)  without any personally identifying info to make 
the case to get funding for the website development from Google. These 
statistics are valuable because we are investing in the website and we want to 
make sure that new UX/UI works and brings value to Airflow users. It is also 
important for improving the most valuable pages of documentation (including 
measuring the effects from Season of Docs effort) and see how user behavior 
changes throughout time. Without GA, i don't think we can have a similar amount 
of fine-grained information around pageviews, navigation of the website, and 
time spent on each page (not counting also geographical interest, which can 
help us fund meetups around the world).
   
   Besides me, Sid, Kaxil and Ash have currently access to GA, all of them are 
Project Management Committee and someone from Apache as you say. But I am also 
sending email to add everyone in the PMC. 
   
   About GDPR it seems we can comply with it if we don't track any User login 
info (which we don't) and so we don't strictly have to have any notice [1]. The 
practice in other Apache Projects is to add the following notice to our website:
   
   -------------------------------------------------
   WEBSITE USAGE PRIVACY POLICY
   Information about your use of this website is collected using server access 
logs and a tracking cookie. The collected information consists of the following:
   - The IP address from which you access the website;
   - The type of browser and operating system you use to access our site;
   - The date and time you access our site;
   - The pages you visit; and
   - The addresses of pages from where you followed a link to our site.
   Part of this information is gathered using a tracking cookie set by the 
Google Analytics service and handled by Google as described in their privacy 
policy. See your browser documentation for instructions on how to disable the 
cookie if you prefer not to share this data with Google.
   We use the gathered information to help us make our site more useful to 
visitors and to better understand how and when our site is used. We do not 
track or collect personally identifiable information or associate gathered data 
with any personally identifying information from other sources.
   By using this website, you consent to the collection of this data in the 
manner and for the purpose described above.
   The ASF welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Privacy Policy. 
Send them to d...@airflow.apache.org
   -------------------------------------------------
   And lastly, i strongly -1 the alternative that you suggested. I don't see a 
point of abandoning the 'standard' web analytics tool that we can configure to 
be GRDP compliant and using far less popular project that personally I don't 
know how to use and have no bandwidth to study. 
   
   [1] https://www.cookiebot.com/en/google-analytics-gdpr/
   [2] https://www.apache.org/foundation/policies/privacy.html
   [3] https://activemq.apache.org/privacy-policy.html
   [4] https://mahout.apache.org/general/privacy-policy
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   # Please stops comment on this PR.
   # Discussion moved to https://github.com/apache/airflow/pull/5817

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