Frequently Asked Questions

For Internet Users

Q: Your scoring and ranking does not fit my preferences. Can I change the composition of test groups?
A: Unfortunately, this is not possible at the moment. This will be possible after the beta phase.

Q: Do you also check what the websites will do with my personal information?
A: We can only assess things that can be determined automatically. PrivacyScore does not analyze privacy policies or make any statements about the general trustworthiness of the website.

For Website Operators

Q: My site has been scanned by PrivacyScore. I do not want to be scanned in the future.
A: Please contact us via e-mail and we will add you to our blacklist.

Q: My site has been scanned by PrivacyScore. The results are wrong.
A: We are sorry for this mistake. Please contact us via e-mail. We will amend the erroneous result and use your feedback to improve the corresponding test.

Q: I want to blacklist your scanning machines. What are their IP addresses?
A:Our scans use the following IP addresses (last updated: June 2021):

For Data Protection Officers, Privacy Activists and Researchers

Q: Can we host a separate instance of PrivacyScore on our own servers?
A: Yes. We have published our source code including scripts for simplified deployment. See the Code section on our website for more details.

Q: We have ideas for additional tests. Can you include those in PrivacyScore?
A: We are currently very busy improving the stability of our code. However, we are happy to include additional tests if they can be performed automatically with sufficient accuracy.


Q: How many sites are in your database?
A: 248621

Q: How many sites are currently in the scanning queue?
A: 89

Q: How many scans have you performed so far?

A: 4039208