Google Analytics is a slick tool for monitoring your website. You can find out all sorts of information, including visitor count, which I’m always curious about. I sometimes wonder if anyone visits my site. I haven’t visited Google Analytics in a long time, mostly because I haven’t really blogged much so I knew viewership was very low. I logged in today and a pop up window showed up. It told me of some changes Google has made to Analytics and that I needed to update my Email Preferences. I unchecked all of the boxes so I didn’t received emails, but then noticed the sentences below:
Regardless of your selections, we may still have to send you important product updates that impact your account. But that’s all you’ll receive from us. We respect your privacy and will not share your personal information with third parties or partners.
Wait? What? If you’re going to say that, why even give me the option of opting out? Really? Regardless of my selections, I might still get updates? That doesn’t seem right. I wonder if other sites will follow Google and do the same.