The SGC site gathers two types of information about users:
- Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions to join the meetup, to submit news and press releases, and from participation in events via electronic sign-in.
- Information the SGC site gathers through aggregated tracking information derives mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites. This information allows us to better tailor our content to readers’ needs, meet the needs of the Chicago development community and to help our advertisers and sponsors better understand the demographics of our audience.