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« on: October 22, 2014, 03:40 »
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I am considering giving a try to this analytics tool, but as always I am concerned about security. I know they don't require you to type your login and password but they do require to install a browser extension. Isn't it esentially the same ? They retrieve all the data from your account. I don't think it is difficult in this situation to get login and password. Am I wrong ? Can someone disabuse me out of mistake ?

Thanks!




« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2014, 03:52 »
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Thanks for reaching out. Your question is a very important one.

Let me try and answer it as best as possible:

Firstly, Stock Performer is a registered company in Germany with legal terms and services which define the relationship between us and our customers. If at any time you feel there is a breach in the terms of services, you can bring the subject to us. This is very important for our customers, since they need to know they are dealing with a real company and not just someone working on a fun side project.

Secondly, we have designed the whole system so that we never request passwords. You can log out at any time and the plugin will not be able to read your sales data anymore, or you can even deactivate your plugin. Furthermore, our plugin code is included in our website and can be read by anybody with IT knowledge. The browsers also report any transactions between your website and our servers.  You have access to those reports and can monitor the traffic easily.

We have been offering our services for 3 years now and offer analytics to Stocksy and all it's users, to Westend61, and we serve both big and small contributors across the board (Andres Rodriguez, PressMaster, Wavebreak Media and many more).

We value their trust and work hard to make sure we offer them the best possible service and help them make more money. We would be very happy to welcome you amongst our customers and invite you try out Stock Performer's 1 month free trial!

If you have anymore questions, get in touch with us at: [email protected]
« Last Edit: October 22, 2014, 07:30 by Stock Performer »

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« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2014, 04:43 »
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I have no doubt that my money accounts are 100% safe! But what is happening with the data itself? It must be very precious! Having access to this data of so many contributors would give any contributor or stockcompany a huge advantage over the competition how this is handled? Is the data only available on my computer and as long I protect my computer nobody can see this data even the developing-/tech- team of Stockperformer? My technical background is poor I'm just trying to understand it I have no doubt that Stockperformer is a great program!

« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2014, 05:08 »
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I am giving it a try ;).

Would be great if you add Bigstock, Photodune, Canstock and Canva!
Then the program would be full.

« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2014, 11:48 »
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I have no doubt that my money accounts are 100% safe! But what is happening with the data itself? It must be very precious! Having access to this data of so many contributors would give any contributor or stockcompany a huge advantage over the competition how this is handled? Is the data only available on my computer and as long I protect my computer nobody can see this data even the developing-/tech- team of Stockperformer? My technical background is poor I'm just trying to understand it I have no doubt that Stockperformer is a great program!
Exactly, very good question!

And what about people who used SP before, but don't use it anymore (and didn't change their passwords to microstock sites) - are their data still being collected?

« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2014, 11:59 »
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The password is stored on your own computer, not their site. If you are not online and connected to sp, they cannot log into any of your sites.

I have used sp from the beginning and totally trust Luis and Oliver,also because I know them personally.

But even if you dont know them, Germany has one of the strictest privacy laws around.

I use sp every day, I wouldnt know what to do without them.

« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2014, 03:55 »
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I have no doubt that my money accounts are 100% safe! But what is happening with the data itself? It must be very precious! Having access to this data of so many contributors would give any contributor or stockcompany a huge advantage over the competition how this is handled? Is the data only available on my computer and as long I protect my computer nobody can see this data even the developing-/tech- team of Stockperformer? My technical background is poor I'm just trying to understand it I have no doubt that Stockperformer is a great program!
Exactly, very good question!

Data is being collected on a server. Otherwise it wouldn't be possible to slice and dice the numbers for Top Sales or Collections. Then again, it also means I can log in from everywhere with any device and get to my numbers.

However, as Cobalt described: When you don't have StockPerformer open (or have it open but aren't logged in to the stock sites), it can't collect additional data from your accounts. The data collection is being done locally on your computer and then sent to the server for analysis.

And just like Cobalt I know Luis and Oliver in person, so I have a lot of trust (rather than with a company from some country 5,000 miles away).

Lightrecorder

« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2014, 04:36 »
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Whats the possibility of adding CanStockPhoto and BS?

« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2014, 05:18 »
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I use microstock analytics. It costs a fraction of the price, does more and is easier to use.
I also don't like the facebook-like business model of StockPerformer (although it doesn't have the benefit of being free).

They capture all your data and can do what they like to monetise it, on top of the astronomical fees. It may be anonymised but it still my data and I don't see why I should pay so much for a service and provide them with a free resource to analyse, write about and reveal to my competitors.

MA just stores it all on a database on my computer.


 

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