Who we are
The aim of Hifi-Advice.com (HFA) is to provide the best high-end audio equipment reviews, free for everyone to read. No less, no more.
We are not interested in collecting any data beyond the bare essentials to make this site function properly. If you leave a comment under an article, your name and comment are displayed publicly. This info is stored along with your email address. The latter is only requested and stored along with the comment to help prevent spam. We do not gather mail addresses separately, do not send unsollicited emails and do not share this data with anyone. HFA uses Google Analytics to monitor traffic. Banner space is sold in order to help compensate for some of the time and effort put in to create this site and the articles on it and the clicking behavior can be tracked by the Advanced Ads plugin. No personal tracking data is shared with any third parties. Finally, personalized Google Ads are shown at the bottom of the articles by Google using browsing history stored in cookies that were left previously on other sites.
The website address is: https://www.hifi-advice.com/blog.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When filling in a contact form, any information entered therein is not retained except for composing a mail to the HFA admin. The information such as the email address is used only in order to be able to reply. The information is not shared with third parties nor used for marketing purposes.
When first visiting HFA, you are asked to consent to using cookies. When agreeing, a cookie is placed to avoid the message popping up again on subsequent visits. This cookie has no purpose other than this. As long as not agreed, no cookies will be placed. 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.
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Who we share your data with
We do not share any personal info with any other parties.
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. Information entered via a contact form is not stored directly but the email that is generated from this is retained indefinitely, in line with any normal mail communications.
What rights you have over your data
You may request that we erase particular comments or all comments, along with which any personal data is also erased (names and email addresses are only stored along with the comments).
How we protect your data
Where we send your data
No site data is transferred anywhere except as an email following a contact form entry via web hosting and email server provider Topservers which is then also forwarded to a HFA-owned Gmail address.
For all queries, please use the Contact Form.