- As hosted at
amirunninglinux.comand its subdomains, or on the same server
- As distributed through a source code repository or Web page owned by the user
scottywzon GitLab, Bitbucket, GitHub, or hosted on the server that hosts
- As distributed through the official Google Play listing
Note: “Server” in this context does not include other virtual machines on a virtual machine host.
For maximum privacy, use only free software whenever possible.
Am I Running Linux? does not intentionally collect any personal information from people of any age.
Am I Running Linux? collects your browser’s user agent string in order to try to determine whether you are running Linux. Your user agent string is not stored. Note that if you have a unique enough user agent string, that could theoretically be used to identify you even though it doesn’t technically contain personal information.
Your browser will also send your IP address, which could be used to guess your geographical location, but Am I Running Linux? ignores it.
The copy of the Am I Running Linux? Web site hosted at amirunninglinux.com and its subdomains uses Google Analytics to collect non-personal information about visitors, such as country, referring Web page, and technical information about the device used to access the site. The Android app is based on the Web site and thus also uses Google Analytics. For more privacy-related information regarding Google Analytics, see:
- How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps
- Safeguarding your data - Google Analytics Help
Since Google does not publish the source code for Google Analytics, NOTHING in the above documents can be verified. If you wish to block Google Analytics, it is recommended that you do not use their browser add-on as it is also not free software. Instead, use a free software content blocker such as uBlock Origin to block Google Analytics.
Am I Running Linux? contains links to share the site/app via various social networking or social news platforms. See their privacy policies for details on how they may use your information. Most of their privacy practices CAN NOT be verified because they are not free software. One exception is reddit, whose source code is available at https://github.com/reddit/ with a few exceptions.
The Android app uses the following permission:
- Full network access: The app is a single-site browser for https://amirunninglinux.com/, and as such, it needs to access the Internet to be able to display the site. This permission is not used for anything else, and you can verify that by viewing the source code (see above).
If you believe that any part of Am I Running Linux? is behaving in a way
support AT s DOT zeid DOT me or file a bug report on the relevant project.