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We promote online privacy.
We don't collect/share/sell personal info.

Privacy Policy

avoidthehack! promotes online data privacy and security awareness.

When it comes to online personal information, we believe that everyone has the right to:

  1. Know what data is being collected and/or shared about them or their devices
  2. Protect their information from being accessed and used by anyone else (to include private and public persons/enterprises alike).

Avoidthehack! (ATH) believes that maintaining privacy for all users (not just the "nerds," "geeks," or "IT people,") is important.

This is why we share articles, guides, and round up key best practices in a way that everyone can understand. Everyone should have the chance to make informed decisions about how they share/protect their information on the internet.

avoidthehack!'s mission

Avoidthehack! understands (and strongly believes) that privacy is a fundamental human right. We believe it should be respected both online and in the "real world."

Because of this belief, we aim to have an impact on the current privacy crisis by enabling the "regular" user to preserve their online privacy.

How is avoidthehack! supported?

If you feel strongly about avoidthehack's mission and want to support the site and what we do here, please look at ATH's "Contribute" page.

We originally tried to support ourselves via affiliates, but found this wasn't feasible and often didn't align with avoidthehack!'s overall mission.

We made the decision not to display ads. We've yet to find a solution that fully and truly takes our users' privacy into account; as it stands now, we doubt we will ever find an ad solution that fits the bill.

However, despite all of this, we are looking into other ways to fund the site and our mission.

If you're not able to contribute financially, please feel free to share posts/pages that you find useful with your friends, family, and communities! You can also participate via commenting your questions/criticisms. Thank you!

We don't promote/publish/review stuff for pay.

Despite using affiliates, where avoidthehack! might get a kickback if you choose to pay for a service/product, we're not paid to publish the content you find on our site.

Our reviews/published content are the result of our own research and/or experiences. We don't accept payment for promoting or reviewing products/services.

If there are any questions, our inbox is open.

Stay safe out there!