Metrics - What is it being used for?
We use BStats to collect basic information on your server to see how many servers are using the plugin and what version you are using to better understand why u are using the version you are using. If you do not wish for us to know you can go to the folder in you plugin section called BStats and disable it in the config. This does not show us your ips nor will it show other people either this is a public location that all people using the plugin can see by going here. https://bstats.org/plugin/bukkit/EssentialsPro
This allows the plugin to check for updates so you don't need to go to Bukkit to check it yourself. It will download the most recent update in to a folder in the plugin directory. This can be disabled by going to the Updater folder in you Plugin folder, go in to the config.yml and setting "disable: false".