Asking Prestashop users about privacy issue with hosted installations
Hi, I thought to try Prestashop for a small project , created local install, however, got problem and after giving all details, it stuck on last step where it is supposed to create sample store database.
During course of troubleshooting, I deleted it and went for fresh install , to my surprise it started from where I left, even my db password field is prepopulated.
To double check, I deleted everything, even DB (it was empty anyway). But same directory and same db name, again my db field was pre-populated. I headed to their privacy page here:
It says that you collect "database name, prefix , db identifier and Database" info from "Prestashop solution installer form".
Why on this earth you need to store each installations database and its password ? It even says database.. what is that, why on earth they need all details for personal hosted installation ?
And during installation , there is no option to say NO to share my info.
Please correct me.. as I am surprised by their data stealing method and being so widely used, I believe I am wrong but its hard to digest such data collection policy.. they have everything about your store right form installation.