HP Officejet Pro 8100 - Anonymous Usage Information Storage

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Anonymous Usage Information Storage

The HP cartridges used with this printer contain a memory chip that assists in the
operation of the printer. In addition, this memory chip stores a limited set of anonymous
information about the usage of the printer, which might include the following: the date
when the cartridge was first installed, the date when the cartridge was last used, the
number of pages printed using the cartridge, the page coverage, frequency of printing,
the printing modes used, any printing errors that might have occurred, and the printer
This information helps HP design future printers to meet our customers' printing needs.
The data collected from the cartridge memory chip does not contain information that
can be used to identify a customer or user of the cartridge or their printer.

Chapter 4


Work with ink cartridges

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HP collects a sampling of the memory chips from cartridges returned to HP's free
return and recycling program (HP Planet Partners: www.hp.com/hpinfo/
globalcitizenship/environment/recycle/). The memory chips from this sampling are read
and studied in order to improve future HP printers. HP partners who assist in recycling
this cartridge might have access to this data, as well.
Any third party possessing the cartridge might have access to the anonymous
information on the memory chip. If you prefer to not allow access to this information,
you can render the chip inoperable. However, after you render the memory chip
inoperable, the cartridge cannot be used in an HP printer.
If you are concerned about providing this anonymous information, you can make this
information inaccessible by turning off the memory chip's ability to collect the printer's
usage information.

To disable the usage information function

Open the EWS. For more information, see Embedded web server.


Click the Settings tab.


In the Preferences section, click the option that shows usage information or
cartridge chip info.


Select the option to turn off and click Apply.

NOTE: You can continue to use the cartridge in the HP printer if you turn off the
memory chip's ability to collect the printer's usage information.

Anonymous Usage Information Storage


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