What is Freemius & How Do We Use It?

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When you activate the WP Security Audit Log plugin you will be asked if you want to opt-in to sending us diagnostic data that will help us improve the plugin, as seen in the below screenshot.

opt-in to Freemius

If you want to learn more on what is Freemius, what data is sent and why the WP Security Audit Log plugin uses such service read this post. If after reading this post you need more information or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We’d be happy to answer all your questions.

What is Freemius?

freemius_logoFreemius is an online service to help WordPress plugins and themes developers market and sell their software. It does so by providing a payment gateway, license keys management system and also helps them capture and manage diagnostic data on how their product (in our case WP Security Audit Log) is being used. For more detailed information refer to the Freemius website.

What Data is Sent When I Opt-In?

Data sent when you opt-in to Freemius

NOTE: NO WordPress audit log / trail data is ever sent back to us or Freemius.

When you opt-in the following is sent:

  • The name and email address set on your WordPress
  • Technical details about your WordPress website including:
    • URL
    • WordPress version
    • PHP Info (information about the PHP setup including version etc.)
    • List of installed plugins & themes
  • WP Security Audit Log plugin status (activation, deactivation, uninstall)

When you opt-in you also subscribe to our announcement email list so you are kept up to date with the development and features progress of the plugin.

Why Do We Collect Such Data?

There are two main reasons why we collect such data:

  • to help us improve the product,
  • to ease troubleshooting and support.

For example when someone disables and uninstalls the plugin, through Freemius we are able to ask the user why they uninstalled the plugin. Such data is vital in understanding what users expect from the plugin and what new features they would like to see.

In case of support, once someone has an issue and gets in touch we can learn about his setup from such data without having to ask the user to send us log files and other troubleshooting information, thus easing the process of assisting the plugin users.

What If I Do Not Opt-In (Press Skip)?

If you press Skip and do not opt-in no data is sent to Freemius and the plugin will still work without any limitations.

Questions? Get In Touch

If you have any questions or concerns, we would be more than happy to address them. You can get in touch by using our contact form.

Thank you for using WP Security Audit Log to keep track of everything that happens on your WordPress websites and multisite networks.