Privacy Policy

Who we are

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When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Data Collection and Usage

We collect data through Google Analytics 4 (GA4), Microsoft Clarity, Kissmetrics, Facebook Pixel, and other methods to enhance our services. This data is used for understanding website usage, improving user experience, and delivering tailored content.

Types of Data Collected:

  • Usage Data: Information on how the Services are accessed and used.
  • Tracking & Cookies Data: We use cookies and similar tracking technologies.

Use of Data:

  • To provide and maintain our Service.
  • To notify you about changes to our Service.
  • To allow participation in interactive features.
  • For customer care and support.
  • To provide analysis or valuable information for improving the Service.
  • To monitor the usage of the Service.
  • To detect, prevent, and address technical issues.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where your data is sent

Suggested text: Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

GDPR Compliance

We adhere to the GDPR requirements. This includes:

  • Right to Access: You can request copies of your personal data.
  • Right to Rectification: You can request correction of any inaccurate data.
  • Right to Erasure: You can request the erasure of your personal data.
  • Data Portability: You have the right to data portability for the information you provide to Tool Advice.

Email Policies

  • Confidentiality: Your email address is kept confidential and not shared with third parties unless required by law.
  • Use of Email: Your email is used solely for providing information about Tool Advice.
  • UK Law Compliance: All information sent via email is maintained in compliance with applicable UK law.

CAN-SPAM Compliance

  • Transparency: Emails clearly identify the sender and provide contact information.
  • Opt-Out: Instructions for unsubscribing are included in every email.


  • Users can opt-out of communications by using the unsubscribe link in our emails.

Use of External Links

  • Tool Advice is not responsible for the content or accuracy of external sites linked from our website.

Intellectual Property Rights

  • All intellectual property on our site remains the property of Tool Advice or its licensors. Use of our content without written consent is prohibited.

Acceptable Use

  • You agree to use our website lawfully and without infringing on others’ rights or enjoyment.
  • Unsolicited commercial communications and use of our content for marketing without consent are prohibited.

By using our website, you agree to these terms. If you do not agree, please refrain from using our website. The materials on our website are protected by copyright and trademark law.

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