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privacy [2019/12/04 18:26]
dstillman [Disabling Automatic Requests]
privacy [2020/06/26 06:39] (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" 
-  * **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.//+    * 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" 
 +    * 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 ​preferences ​→ Config Editor → set ''​app.update.auto''​ to false 
-  * **Retracted item checking:** Advanced → Config Editor → set ''​retractions.enabled''​ to falseRetraction checks are performed [[/​blog/​retracted-item-notifications/#​designed-for-privacy|without sharing]] the items you have in your database.+    * Automatic update checking is strongly recommended for security and stability reasons. 
 +  * **Retracted item checking:** Advanced ​preferences ​→ 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
 +  * **Proxy authentication checking:** Advanced → Config Editor → set ''​extensions.zotero.triggerProxyAuthentication''​ to false. 
 +    * At Zotero startup, HEAD requests are made to a test file on Amazon S3 and selected publisher websites (controlled by ''​extensions.zotero.proxyAuthenticationURLs''​) to trigger a proxy authentication prompt if and only if Zotero detects that a proxy is required to connect to the internet. If you disable this option and require an authenticated proxy, Zotero network connections will fail.
  
 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 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.
privacy.txt · Last modified: 2020/06/26 06:39 by dstillman