Privacy Policy

How To HiFi does not share personal information about visitors to this site.

How To Hi-Fi does not track or retain personal information about visitors to this site.
How To Hi-Fi does not track or retain personal information about visitors to this site.

We want to gather enough data about the use of this website to gauge what content is most useful to our readers, while storing as little personal information about visitors to the site as possible.

To that end, we strive to find and utilize third-party services that share our commitment keeping your personal information private and anonymized.

Below is a list of features and services that track user data for the site and how we, and they, gather and store data.

Visitor Analytics

We use visitor analytics via Fathom. Fathom Analytics has built their company as a privacy first organization which doesn’t use cookies and complies with the GDPR, ePrivacy (including PECR), COPPA and CCPA. Your IP address is only briefly processed, and we (running this website) have no way of identifying you. As per the CCPA, your personal information is de-identified.

In other words; Fathom allows us to see what posts get the most traffic on our site without gathering any personal information from you.

See more about Fathom at their website.

GDPR Compliant

ePD Compliant

PECR Compliant

COPPA Compliant

CCPA Compliant

Comment Forms

Articles and Posts on this site may have Comments enabled to allow for visitors to ask clarifying questions or participate in discussions about the article content.

Our comments engine is powered by Welcomments; Static comments for static websites.

The Comments fields we store are your name, your website (optional), your email address (optional), and the comment message. Your name, website, and comment message will be publicly visible to everyone who views your comment.

If you provide an email address with your comment:

Your email address (if you provide it) will only be used to notify you of replies to your comments, and will be stored in a database using strong 256-bit AES encryption. Your email address will be inaccessible to other parties, including the admin of this website ( How to HiFi )

When you receive a reply to your comment, Welcomments will use Mailgun to deliver the reply notification email to you. Mailgun will store your email address in a hashed, pseudonymised format for better deliverability purposes. At any given time, you can get your email address removed from Welcomments’ database (but not Mailgun’s) by clicking on “Unsubscribe from further replies to this comment” at the bottom of every reply notification email.

To read more about Mailgun and their policies, see their privacy policy and GDPR email compliance documentation.

When you submit a comment on this website, Welcomments will also collect:

Your IP address and user agent will be strongly encrypted using 256-bit AES encryption, and they are not accessible to outsiders (including the owners of this website ( How to HiFi ))

In addition to your IP address and user agent, we also share your name, website, and comment message with Akismet for spam prevention purposes. Akismet keeps this data in their databases from two weeks up to ninety days.

To read more about Akismet’s policies, see their privacy policy.

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