The free libre open source analytics software Matomo (formerly known as Piwik) is now on the fediverse:
They also have a website:
The software costs nothing if you self-host, and they also offer a paid hosted option for people who prefer it.
Unlike Google Analytics, Matomo's data stays entirely on the site that uses it. No one else has access to it, so there's no way for it to be aggregated across many sites.
So the hosted version has access to the analytics data of all the visitors of all the sites using the hosted version, and can track people exactly like Google? (but on a much more limited subset of websites, obviously)
I take it you work at Matomo?
Can you share some more details about the measures taken to ensure the company doesn't link these data, now or in the future? (e.g about being bought by a bigger company which would be less ethical than Matomo seems to be)
Hey Mathieu we love hearing from new community members so we're glad you're posing these important questions. We believe in 100% data ownership for each user. So the main protection our users get is the data processing agreement (https://www.innocraft.cloud/dpa) and terms of services (https://www.innocraft.cloud/terms). Both give users assurance that data belongs to them and that we can't do anything with it 😉
Re: selling/profiting from the data. You own all the rights to your own data, we obtain no rights to yours or your user's data so we have no right to sell it or profit from it.
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!