I'm firmly standing by the very real idea that "telemetry" is not needed.
At the least, it collects very specific data about my computer that I do not wish to have collected.
At the worst, it is specific data about me that is bought and sold; where I am being made "merchandise of" (2 Peter 2:2), simply for using a Bible program.
Telemetry is not necessary for e-Sword.
This is about privacy, being exploited, and the respect of personal information.
And there is nothing in the e-Sword installer (e-sword_1300_setup.exe) that mentions "telemetry" or "data collection".