Last update: July 7, 2023
The fedistats website tries to collect as little personal information as possible. Due to the nature of the
we're collecting public data from mastodon.
What personal data do we collect
For technical reasons, the webserver collects logs in the Common Log Format
including your IP address. These are used to identify servers that are doing weird requests (there are
really many of those!)
and to count the number of distinct visitors to the site.
If you click on the outgoing link on a card on fedistats (e.g. on the hashtag section), we will also track
that for analytics purposes.
fedistats does not use external analytics solutions beyond that.
remember that you clicked the cookie consent banner.
What kind of other data do we collect
fedistats collects toots using the public federated
From this data, links, nodes, hashtags, and user ids are extracted to compute the different aggregated
statistics that we're showing
on fedistats. We're never showing individual toots, and the analysis also does not go further back than 14
We're getting the data from mastodon nodes via the public instance endpoint
to collect data like the description, server version, number of users and posts. This is done once per day.
We're following links that are in the data to retrieve the favicon, and open graph
social tags for presenting
links on fedistats.
Third party tools
fedistats is using the free iconset from fontawesome.com which are loaded from your browser, so they
fedistats also loads some java script libraries (chartjs for the charts, lozad for lazy loading,
For any inquiries about data, including deletion requests, contact firstname.lastname@example.org