Privy is stealing the customer and order data and sending it to marketers website. Here is the proof ( note, we DO NOT have a big commerce website):
I found some major issues in the console partial page load.
The App Privy has a larger Payload than Facebook and has been throwing all kinds of render blocking issues in the search console. I did some digging and
Basically they are stealing every data point and customer information detail, info about your store, orders and who knows what else and sending it out to several APIs. This is bad news and has been slowing down the site for some time.
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Here is their full execution
They are sending sensitive info like this on every user page load or add to cart: https://brooklyn-equipment.com/cart.js?Dyo8o6fYTacbWPfPY=1
Turns out they are sending your data to be remarketed, they could even be sending emails right after people visit, idk.
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Here are screen shots images showing the API connection tracking:
DO NOT USE THIS APP
After the developer answer we did more research and we found 3rd party confirmations that we are not imagining things.
Here is more stuff to read:
read other reviews too, we are not the only ones with this concern
Hi - yikes. Hate to see an experience like this. We took a look at the files you shared with our developers, just to triple check.
Just to be 100% clear, Privy does not steal customer or order data, or use that for any purpose other than providing the functionality of our service, directed by you the merchant while building campaigns using Privy's marketing software.
The bigcommerce code you shared only runs on bigcommerce stores. It's only purpose is to support certain features within Privy like targeting and abandoned carts. No data is shared to bigcommerce.
Also, we don't load or redirect to any of the links you posted. The only service we incorporate of the ones you listed is share this. sharethis simply powers the sharing tools you can add to your privy popup and landing pages, that help your visitors easily share your store's website to their networks.
And the screenshots you share in the link don't really articulate your concern.
We take privacy seriously. We'd be happy to take a deeper look if you reach out directly through live chat support or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org directly.
We'd love to help drive confidence and point you in the right direction on this.
Cannot get my pop up to work and am convinced that during the free trial nothing works to force you to upgrade
Way too difficult to use. App takes you out of the Shopify interface and forces you to use their UI. Poorly designed and convoluted.
This app will slow down your website, even after removing it, it leaves behind so much code, worst app support ever
We haven't really used Privy but tested by installing the application multiple times. This app after 10days of installation sends an email stating we have utilized the maximum free installation. In short, they are still crawling information from our website for no reason.
This plugin is not advised if you are concerned about your customer database.
Ma Petite Mer
I used this app for 3 months. Integration fails and Privy script breaks my store. Abandoned carts stopped working. The customer support is terrible - they are not helpful at all. After wasting 3 months, I'm moving to another app.
I used this app for almost two years, so I definitely gave it my best shot. Unfortunately this app gave me nothing but a headache for the past two years. The customer service wasn’t helpful at all, now when I have finally unsubscribed from this app, now customer service wants to talk to me.... absolutely ridiculous. Side note: the customization is terrible and the abandoned carts don’t work. Tried getting help with that for a year. Save your money and a headache. Wish I did.
It's now been six weeks since I first contacted Privy support with an issue with their app: the integration with the email platform I use (MailerLite) doesn't work, meaning email addresses are not synced across when someone subscribes via a pop-up. This is pretty basic functionality for a pop-up app, but fixing it doesn't seem to be a priority.
Don't use this app. The email templates are the worst I've seen and I can't even save a simple "shop now" button (it saves as "L"). I really don't have time to mess around with these types of things! 3 hours already wasted. AVOID.
Did love this app until they changed their pricing to page views. I'm a small retailer of food in Scotland, they tried to tell me I'm receiving more page views than the entire population of my local city, I doubt that.
Upon further research I discovered I'm getting thousands of hits from a county named Boardman, United States on a Linux machine. So this spam attack, if using Privy, costs me money using their page view/session approach even though this spam attack had a 100% bounce rate.
Please amend this Privy, you can't penalise people for receiving spam attacks, or is it you doing it yourselves increasing the spend of your customers????