Speed tests with a privacy policy

TL;DR

The vast majority of speed tests have a privacy policy. Three older and lesser-known speed tests do not have a privacy policiy. These speed tests are: SamKnows, Speedtest4.PHP and Toast.

 

Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Method of measurement
  3. Speed tests to test
  4. The measurements
  5. Conclusions
 

Introduction

A privacy policy is required when the visited web page collects or uses personal information. When no personal information is collected or used, a privacy policy is not required.

However, in practice people expect that there is a privacy policy. That's why websites that strictly speaking don't need a privacy policy have one anyway.

 

Method of measurement

This test manually checks whether a privacy policy is available, regardless of whether a privacy policy is required.

If a privacy policy is found, the link will be shown after the speed test.

 

Speed tests to test

Because privacy is important no matter what speed test you use, all the unique speed tests as collected at ZOMDir will be tested.

 

The measurements

  1. Astound speedtest has the following privacy policy
  2. Bandwidth Place has the following privacy policy
  3. Bredbandskollen has the following privacy policy
  4. Broadband Speed Checker has the following privacy policy
  5. Cloudflare has the following privacy policy
  6. Comparitech has the following privacy policy
  7. DSLReports has the following privacy policy
  8. Fast has the following privacy statement
  9. Fireprobe has a link to the privacy policy in the footer
  10. Google Fiber has the following privacy policy
  11. Internet Speed at a Glance has the following privacy policy
  12. LibreSpeed has a link to the privacy policy at the web page
  13. M-Lab has the following privacy policy
  14. Meter.net has the following privacy policy
  15. N Perf has the following privacy policy
  16. Ookla Speedtest has the following privacy policy
  17. Open Speed Test has the following privacy policy
  18. SamKnows doesn't have a privacy policy
  19. SpeedCheck has the following privacy policy
  20. SpeedOf.me has the following privacy policy
  21. SpeedOf.me API Sample Page doesn't explicitly link to the SpeedOf.me privavy policy
  22. SpeedSmart has the following privacy policy
  23. Speedtest4.PHP doesn't have a privacy policy
  24. TestMy.net has the following privacy policy
  25. Toast doesn't have a privacy policy
  26. Which Broadband Speed Test has the following privacy notice
  27. Xfinity xFi Speed Test has the following privacy policy
 

Conclusions

The vast majority of speed tests have a privacy policy. Three older and lesser-known speed tests do not have a privacy policiy. These speed tests are: SamKnows, Speedtest4.PHP and Toast.