Handelsgericht Wien (Vienna Commercial Court):
FN 92873d, ATU 39393704
Shariff: Social media buttons with data protection
With Shariff, website owners protect the privacy of their visitors from the exaggerated curiosity of social networks such as Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. A click is enough for visitors to share a page with friends.
With Shariff you can use social media without compromising your privacy unnecessarily. The c’t Shariff project replaces the usual share buttons of social networks and protects your surfing behaviour from prying eyes. With this, a single click of the button is enough to share information with others. You do not need to do anything else – the webmaster has already taken care of everything.
The usual social media buttons transfer the user data to Facebook & Co. every time a page is visited and provide the social networks with detailed information about their surfing behaviour (user tracking). You do not need to log in or be a member of the network. On the other hand, a Shariff button makes the direct contact between social networks and visitors only when the latter clicks actively on the Share button.
This prevents Shariff from leaving a digital trace on every page you visit and improves your data protection. Then you can like, share or tweet – as more information is not provided to the social network.
The display of “Likes” comes thanks to Shariff from the operator of the page with the buttons. Because Shariff is integrated by the webmaster, you do not have to do anything else as a visitor.
Further information about Shariff: www.ct.de
Last updated : 13/03/2017