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privacy [2018/11/27 03:29]
dstillman Add section on permissions warnings
privacy [2019/12/04 18:26] (current)
dstillman [Disabling Automatic Requests]
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   * **Syncing:​** Sync preferences → leave unconfigured or disable automatic syncing   * **Syncing:​** Sync preferences → leave unconfigured or disable automatic syncing
   * **Automatic PDF metadata retrieval:​** General preferences → disable "​Automatically retrieve metadata for PDFs". //Note: We do not log any information about the contents of PDF metadata requests.//   * **Automatic PDF metadata retrieval:​** General preferences → disable "​Automatically retrieve metadata for PDFs". //Note: We do not log any information about the contents of PDF metadata requests.//
 +  * **Open-access PDF retrieval:​** General preferences → disable "​Automatically attach associated PDFs and other files when saving items"​. //​Explanation:​ If a PDF can't be saved for an item with a DOI, Zotero will send the DOI to Zotero servers to check for open-access versions. We do not log the contents of these requests. Disabling this preference will disable all automatic attachment saving.//
   * **Broken site translator reporting:​** disable "​Report broken site translators"​ in the Advanced pane of Zotero and the Zotero Connector   * **Broken site translator reporting:​** disable "​Report broken site translators"​ in the Advanced pane of Zotero and the Zotero Connector
   * **Translator/​style update checking:** Advanced preferences → disable "​Automatically check for updated translators and styles"​   * **Translator/​style update checking:** Advanced preferences → disable "​Automatically check for updated translators and styles"​
   * **Zotero update checking:** Advanced → Config Editor → set ''​app.update.auto''​ to false. //Note: Automatic update checking is strongly recommended for security and stability reasons.//   * **Zotero update checking:** Advanced → Config Editor → set ''​app.update.auto''​ to false. //Note: Automatic update checking is strongly recommended for security and stability reasons.//
 +  * **Retracted item checking:** Advanced → Config Editor → set ''​retractions.enabled''​ to false. Retraction checks are performed [[/​blog/​retracted-item-notifications/#​designed-for-privacy|without sharing]] the items you have in your database.
  
-If automatic syncing or automatic translator/​style updates ​is enabled, Zotero will maintain a persistent connection to Zotero servers when it is open in order to provide immediate updates. You can disable this connection by disabling both of those options or by setting ''​extensions.zotero.streaming.enabled''​ to false in the Config Editor.+If automatic syncing or automatic translator/​style updates ​are enabled, Zotero will maintain a persistent connection to Zotero servers when it is open in order to provide immediate updates. You can disable this connection by disabling both of those options or by setting ''​extensions.zotero.streaming.enabled''​ to false in the Config Editor.
  
 If you use the Zotero Connector without having Zotero open, the Connector will make a daily request to Zotero servers for information on available site translators. It will then download translators for the sites you visit. For example, if you load a <​html><​i>​New York Times</​i></​html>​ article, the Connector will download Zotero’s <​html><​i>​New York Times</​i></​html>​ translator and cache it. If Zotero doesn’t have a translator for a specific site, no request will be made. No information on the specific pages you visit is transmitted,​ and subsequent requests won’t be made for the same translator until you restart your browser or the translator is updated. You can avoid these requests by keeping Zotero open while you browse the web. If you use the Zotero Connector without having Zotero open, the Connector will make a daily request to Zotero servers for information on available site translators. It will then download translators for the sites you visit. For example, if you load a <​html><​i>​New York Times</​i></​html>​ article, the Connector will download Zotero’s <​html><​i>​New York Times</​i></​html>​ translator and cache it. If Zotero doesn’t have a translator for a specific site, no request will be made. No information on the specific pages you visit is transmitted,​ and subsequent requests won’t be made for the same translator until you restart your browser or the translator is updated. You can avoid these requests by keeping Zotero open while you browse the web.
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 ==== Zotero Connector ==== ==== Zotero Connector ====
  
-When installing the Zotero Connector, your browser will warn you that the extension can “Read and change all your data on the websites you visit” (or similar). This is the standard permission that browser extensions that run on all pages require. Zotero uses it to determine what content it can save on a given page and update the save button accordingly,​ as well as to provide advanced features such as automatic proxy redirection and automatic RIS/BibTeX import. No data is stored except when you choose to save a page to Zotero.+When installing the Zotero Connector, your browser will warn you that the extension can “Read and change all your data on the websites you visit” (or similar). This is the standard permission that browser extensions that run on all pages require. Zotero uses it to determine what content it can save on a given page and update the save button accordingly,​ as well as to provide advanced features such as automatic proxy redirection and automatic RIS/BibTeX import. No data is stored except when you choose to save a page to either your local or online ​Zotero ​library.
  
 ==== Google Docs Integration ==== ==== Google Docs Integration ====
privacy.1543307362.txt.gz · Last modified: 2018/11/27 03:29 by dstillman