The privacy of people using Kiwi IRC is one of the largest concerns. Developers of the project routinely adapt or reject project ideas that infringe on your privacy.
Kiwi was originally developed within internet activist circles. We understand what privacy means and we fight to uphold it ourselves!
Simply put - there is no user data to use or share. For people using the IRC client or widget (https://kiwiirc.com/client/) no user data is retrieved or stored.
When connecting to a network such as 'irc.freenode.net', the address of this network is stored to let the network themselves know how many people use their network. No user information is involved in this statistic.
While building the infrastructure for kiwiirc.com, the privacy of everyone using the IRC client has been bared in mind along the way. Some of the ways kiwiirc.com has done this is as follows:
Every link and every page on kiwiirc.com forces the use of HTTPS. This encrypts your web browser traffic to the kiwiirc.com servers for both the website and your IRC messages. Taking it a step further, the Chrome and Firefox browsers will never allow unencrypted traffic to kiwiirc.com in their future versions.
Your IRC traffic is never logged. Not even to kiwiirc.com servers. This ensures that no matter who asks or who looks, the IRC traffic can not be read elsewhere.
Visitors visiting the website kiwiirc.com may have their visit logged which is standard for every website that exists. This helps us determine which country uses the service so we may improve the service in future. We cannot identify any single user using this information.
Working directly with the datacenter that powers the kiwiirc.com servers, clear-text network traffic flowing through the kiwiirc.com network cannot be read by third parties. All kiwiirc.com servers are on their own network separate from anybody else.
Users that have registered to the kiwiirc.com website will have the minimum required data stored. Passwords are encrypted therefore cannot be read by anyone, not even even the server admins! (Technical: All passwords are hashed using 8 rounds of blowfish hashing cipher before being stored anywhere)