Privacy Policy

Last Updated: 2018-11-12

This Privacy Policy applies to all citizens, regardless of locale.

For the purposes of applicable data protection law, is the controller of any personal data collected from you on the Site or for the purpose of conducting or developing business and relationships with customers and vendors.

In this document personal data means any information relating to an identifiable (or identified) person.

Information We Collect Automatically

As most sites do, when you visit our site our servers automatically gather browser- and device-generated information. These include (but aren't limited to) things like:
  • your domain
  • your IP address
  • your date, time, and duration of your visit
  • your browser type
  • your operating system
  • your page visits
  • information from third parties
  • other information about your computer or device
  • Internet traffic

In some parts of the world, this information may constitute personal data. We never use this automatically collected information to try to identify you by name.

When you contact us directly via email or a web form, we may associate some of this information with the information you provide voluntarily described below.

Information You Provide

When using our Contact Us form or signing up for our Newsletter, you'll be required to provide:
  • Name
  • Email Address
Any other information you provide via the form is at your discretion.


Like most all websites, our Site uses cookies.

We primarily use cookies to ensure you're taken to the appropriate page in the antivirus software vendors' shopping carts.

We also use cookies to enhance functionality with things like our Buyer's Guide.

Use of Personal Data

All processing and use of your personal data is justified by a "condition" for processing. In the majority of cases, processing will be justified on the basis that:
  • It's necessary to perform a contract with you or to provide product information you have requested
  • It's necessary for us to comply with a relevant legal requirement like keeping accounting records
  • It's in our legitimate interests, which aren't overridden by your interests and rights.

    Specifically, our legitimate interests are to use subscriber, Site user, supplier, and customer data to conduct and develop our business with you, them, or others while limiting the use of your personal data to things that support the conduct and development of our business
  • You've consented to the processing.

We use the personal data we collect to:
  • Provide you documentation or communications you've requested
  • Provide pre- and post-sales support
  • Correspond with users to resolve their issues
  • Market our services and those of third parties to persons whose software or Services have expired or otherwise been cancelled
  • Engage with you about events or promotions for our products and services or those of manufacturers' whose software is reviewed or featured on our site
  • Process, evaluate, and complete certain transactions involving the Site or the manufacturers whose products are on our site, and more generally transactions involving us or the manufacturers
  • Operate, improve, and develop the Site (including by monitoring and analyzing trends, access to, and use of the Site for advertising and marketing)
  • Improve your (and other users') experience at the Site via review of tracked interests and by analyzing and targeting potential new markets, and to engage in other marketing purposes
  • Protect and ensure safety of our confidential and proprietary information, and owners, contractors, and staff
  • Share your personal data with third parties in connection with potential or actual sale of our company or any of our assets, or those of any affiliated company, in which case personal data held by us about our users may be one of the transferred assets.

We also use non-personal data and aggregate information, like that collected automatically, to customize our marketing efforts and to customize the use of our site for an aggregate group of customers. will not sell or rent your personal data to third parties.

Disclosure of Personal Data

We may disclose personal data about Site visitors, users of our Services, or our suppliers or customers if we think it's reasonable to do so, including:
  • To satisfy any laws, regulations, or governmental or legal requests for such data
  • To disclose personal data that's necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our policies
  • To protect ourselves, our subscribers, and the general public. We specifically reserve the right to disclose any and all information (including personal data) to law enforcement in the event that a crime is committed, is suspected, or if we're compelled to by lawful criminal, civil, or administrative process, discovery requests, subpoenas, court orders, writs, or reasonable request of authorities or persons with the reasonable power to obtain such process.
  • To cooperate with law enforcement authorities, private-party litigants, and others seeking information about our end users to the extent required by applicable law. Examples include lawful criminal, civil, or administrative process, discovery requests, subpoenas, court orders, writs, or reasonable request of authorities or persons with the reasonable power to obtain such process.

Transfer of Personal Data

If your personal data is transferred outside the EU to other affiliates or to third party service providers, we'll take steps to ensure your personal data receives the same level of protection as if it remained within the EU, including by entering into data transfer agreements using the European Commission approved Standard Contractual Clauses.

The country to which your personal data is transferred, and whether each country benefits from a decision of the European Commission determining that the country provides adequate protection to personal data, is the United States of America.

You have a right to obtain details of the mechanism under which your personal data is transferred outside of the EU by contacting us. reserves the right to share any information you provide which isn't deemed personal data or isn't otherwise subject to contractual restrictions.


The Site isn't for use by children under 16 years of age. never knowingly collects, stores, shares, or uses the personal data of children under 16.

If you're under the age of 16 years, please don't provide any personal data, even if prompted by the Site to do so. If you are under 16, and you've provided personal data, please ask your parent(s) or guardian(s) to notify us. We'll delete the data.

Marketing emails

Where lawful to do so, and subject to your consent where required, we may communicate with you by e-mail to tell you about our products and services and those of third parties.

If you wish to opt-out of receiving marketing communications, please use the 'unsubscribe' link provided in our emails.

If you're a subscriber to our Services, we may send you periodic announcements. You may opt out of these announcements by filling out the form here or by clicking the opt-out link at the bottom of these emails.

If you opt out of these marketing emails, you may still receive system notices and other information from the manufacturers if you've signed up with them directly; to unsubscribe from their announcements, get in contact with them directly. We have no control over their emails or other announcements.


We take measures, including data encryption, to protect the transmission of all sensitive end-user information and make reasonable efforts to ensure the integrity and security of our network and systems.

Even still, we can't guarantee that our security measures will prevent third-party 'hackers' from illegally obtaining this information.

You assume the risk of such breaches.

Retention of Your Personal Data

As a general rule we keep personal data only for as long as required to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected.

With respect to marketing, we retain your personal data for 36 months after your last request for service or other contact you initiate.

External Links

The Site contains links to third party sites.

Since doesn't control the privacy practices of those Sites, we encourage you to review the privacy policies of these third party sites.

Your Rights

  • Right to withdraw consent:

    You have the right to withdraw your consent anytime.

    For example, if you'd like to opt-out of receiving email marketing communications, you can use the 'unsubscribe' link provided in our emails or otherwise contact us directly, and we'll stop sending you emails.
  • Right of access, rectification and erasure:

    You have the right to request:
    1. Access to and obtain a copy of any of your personal data that we may hold
    2. Correction of any inaccurate data relating to you
    3. The deletion of your personal data by contacting us directly at:
  • Data portability:

    Where we're relying (as the legal basis for processing) upon your consent, you have the right to receive all such personal data which you have provided us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, and also to require us to transmit it to another controller where this is technically feasible.
  • Right to restriction of processing

    You have the right to restrict our processing of your personal data (that is, allow only its storage) where:
    1. You contest the accuracy of the personal data, until we have taken sufficient steps to correct or verify its accuracy
    2. The processing is unlawful but you do not want us to erase the personal data
    3. We no longer need your personal data for the purposes of the processing, but you require such personal data for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, or
    4. You've objected to processing justified on legitimate interest grounds (see below), pending verification as to whether we have compelling legitimate grounds to continue processing.
    5. Your personal data is subject to restriction we will only process it with your consent or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
  • To lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority of your habitual residence, place of work or place of alleged infringement, if you consider that the processing of your personal data infringes applicable law.
  • To object to processing (including profiling) based on legitimate interest grounds

    Where we're relying upon legitimate interests to process personal data, you have the right to object to that processing.

    If you object, we must stop that processing unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing that override your interests, rights and freedoms, or we need to process the personal data for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

    Where we rely upon legitimate interest as a basis for processing we think we can demonstrate such compelling legitimate grounds, but we consider each on a case by case basis.
  • To object to direct marketing (including profiling):

    You have the right to object to our use of your personal data (including profiling) for direct marketing purposes, such as when we use your personal data to invite you to our promotional events.

    Please contact us if you wish to exercise any of your rights, or if you have inquiries or complaints about the processing of your personal data.

Changes to this Notice

We reserve the right to update this Notice and our other policies and agreements.

You should periodically check for updates to this Notice by re-visiting this page.

The date of last revision to this Notice is at the top of this page.

If the 'Last Updated' date is unchanged after you've clicked/tapped 'refresh' button on your browser, you may presume the page hasn't changed since you last read it.

If it's newer than the last time you read it, the updated version supersedes any prior versions immediately upon posting.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about this Notice or you wish to exercise any of your rights, please contact us here.