THIS DOES NOT GATHER ANY INFORMATION, IN ANY WAY, no personal information, no IP address ect.
It simply loads an html web page on my server that has a php script that counts how many times the page has been loaded. This happens only once when the skin is installed, and then sets a flag to never do it again.
I just checked the stats on that page, and as of now, the skin has been installed 14,323 times! The downloads on the DFX download page register at 14,017. The extra 300 or so times it has been installed are from completely fresh uninstalls and re-installs. Being the numbers are very close, I would imagine it is fairly accurate within a thousand or so.
I put the code in there when I did dfx4, just to try to see how many people were installing it. Needless to say, I am floored and shocked at the totals!
I have always been grateful for the donations, and have thanked each and every person via email when a donation is made. So thanks to all of you again.
On the other side, if you take the total donations tallied up, and the times that the skin has been downloaded and installed, it works out to about 0.0432 cents per copy installed. (Less than a US nickel)
Again.... back to topic This skin is going to be released FREE OF CHARGE, and if someone wants to donate, they are welcome to.