# Ruby telemetry

The Ruby agent use telemetry to collect usage data. Telemetry is collected when an instrumented application first loads the agent’s sensors and then periodically (every few hours) afterwards.

Your privacy is important to us. The telemetry feature does not collect application data. The data is anonymized before being sent securely to Contrast. Then the aggregated data is stored encrypted and under restricted access control. Any collected data will be deleted after one year.

The telemetry feature collects the following data:

Agent versions

Data

Ruby 4.13

Agent version

Operating system and version

Ruby version

Application framework and version

Web server and version

Hosted or on-premises Contrast instance

To opt-out of the telemetry feature, set the CONTRAST_AGENT_TELEMETRY_OPTOUT environment variable to 1 or true.

Telemetry data is securely sent to telemetry.ruby.contrastsecurity.com. You can also opt out of telemetry by blocking communication at the network level.