Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Effective Date: 27-Apr-2023
Last Updated: 27-Apr-2023

When your use this website, you entrust us with your personal information. We make a lot of effort to safeguard your information and give you control. We respect your privacy!

This Privacy Policy describes the policies of FOSSGuides on the collection, use, and disclosure of the information that we collect when you use our website( By accessing or using this website, you are consenting to the collection, use, and disclosure of your information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If you do not consent to the same, please do not access or use this website.

We may modify this Privacy Policy at any time without any prior notice to you and will post the revised Privacy Policy on this website. The revised Policy will be effective 30 days from when the revised Policy is posted on this website and your continued access or use of this website after such time will constitute your acceptance of the revised Privacy Policy. We, therefore, recommend that you periodically review this page.

Information We Collect

We will collect and process the following personal information about you:

  1. Your name,
  2. Email address,
  3. Your website’s URL,
  4. Comment(s),
  5. Your computer’s or mobile gadget’s IP address,
  6. Browser user agent string, and
  7. Device location.

When you leave comments on this website we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the device’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.

How We Use Your Information

For now, we simply store your information for the following purposes:

  1. Site Protection,
  2. Improve user experience,
  3. User-to-user comments

If we want to use your information for any other purpose, we will ask you for consent and will use your information only upon receiving your consent and then, only for the purpose(s) for which grant consent unless we are required to do otherwise by law.

How We Share Your Information

We will not transfer your personal information to any third party without seeking your consent, except in limited circumstances as described below.

Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a third-party service that collects data such as cookies and IP addresses which are personal data. We need this data to understand how you use our website so we can improve its design and functionality. In the future, we will need the data to get the most out of our marketing campaigns.

With your consent, Google Analytics will process and collect your personal data (cookies and IP address) to give us valuable information. Google Analytics will transfer your data to the United States and store it for 6 months. To learn more about Google’s data transfer policies, click here.

Other Possible Scenarios

We may also disclose your personal information for the following: (1) to comply with applicable law, regulation, court order, or other legal processes; (2) to enforce your agreements with us, including this Privacy Policy; or (3) to respond to claims that your use of this website violates any third-party rights. If the website or our company is merged or acquired with another company, your information will be one of the assets that is transferred to the new owner.


To learn more about how we use these and your choices in relation to any tracking technologies we use, please refer to our Cookie Policy.

How We Retain Your Information

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.

Residual anonymous information and aggregate information, neither of which identifies you (directly or indirectly), may be stored indefinitely.

What Rights Do You Have Over Your Information?

If you have left comments on our website, 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.

To exercise these rights, you can write to us at We will respond to your request in accordance with applicable law.


The security of your information is important to us and we will use reasonable security measures to prevent the loss, misuse, or unauthorized alteration of your information under our control. However, given the inherent risks, we cannot guarantee absolute security and consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk.

Embedded Content/Third-Party Links and Use of Your Information

Our website may contain links to other websites that are not operated by us. This Privacy Policy does not address the privacy policy and other practices of any third parties, including any third party operating any website or service that may be accessible via a link on this website.

We strongly advise you to review the privacy policy of every site you visit. We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services.

How To Contact Us

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