Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy, Cookie, Affiliate Disclosure

Who we are

Our website address is: https://hostcut.com.

Privacy Policy

We take our users’ privacy very seriously. By using HostCut content, you accept our Terms and Conditions which include this Privacy Policy. If you do not want to be bound by HostCut Privacy Policy, or Terms and Conditions, your only remedy is to stop using HostCut content.

Information sharing

HostCut takes the privacy of our visitors very seriously. HostCut does not share the information it collects, whether general or personal, in any specific way with third parties without visitor consent or as otherwise required by law.

HostCut may collect: personal or general visitor-related information.

Personal Information (including Email Addresses)

HostCut will never sell, lease or share personal information, including first names and email addresses, with any third party.

Visitors will not be required to provide personal information for general use of the site. Visitors may have the opportunity to provide HostCut with their personal information in response to signing up for HostCut’s newsletter. In order to sign up to the newsletter, visitors may be required to provide personal information such as first names and email addresses.

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

General Information

Like many other websites, HostCut tracks general information tied to our visitors to enhance our visitors’ experiences by analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking user’s movement around the site, and gathering demographic information. This information that is tracked, also referred to as log files, includes but is not limited to, internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser types, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), access times, referring websites, exit pages, and click activity. This information that is tracked does not identify a visitor personally (e.g., by name).

One way HostCut collects this general information is through cookies, a small text file with a unique identifying string of characters. Cookies help HostCut store information about visitors preferences, record user-specific information about the pages users access and customize web content based on a visitor’s browser type or other information that the visitor sends through their browser.

You can disable cookies in your web browser so that cookies are not set without your permission. Note that disabling cookies may limit the features and services available to you. The cookies that HosCut sets are not tied to any personal information. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found on the browsers’ respective websites.

Other sites

HostCut’s Privacy Policy only applies to HostCut content. Other websites, including those that advertise on HostCut, link to HostCut, or that HostCut links to, may have their own policies.

When you click on these ads or links, these third-party advertisers or sites automatically receive your IP address. Other technologies, like cookies, JavaScript, or web beacons, may also be used by third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see.

HostCut has no control over and is not responsible for, the ways these other websites collect or use your information. You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more information on their practices as well as for instructions on how to opt out of certain practices.

Google’s Doubleclick dart cookies

As a third-party advertising vendor, Google will place a DART cookie on your computer when you visit a site using DoubleClick or Google AdSense advertising. Google uses this cookie to serve ads specific to you and your interests. The ads shown may be targeted based on your previous browsing history. DART cookies only use non-personally identifiable information. They do not track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers. You may prevent Google from using DART cookies on your computer by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

Google Adwords conversion tracking

This website uses the ‘Google AdWords’ online advertising program, specifically its conversion tracking function. The conversion tracking cookie is set when a user clicks on an ad delivered by Google. These cookies will expire after 30 days and do not yield personal identification. If the user visits certain pages of this website and the cookie has not expired, we and Google will detect that the user has clicked on the ad and been redirected to this page.

Policy changes

Please note that we may change our Privacy Policy from time to time. Users can view our latest Privacy Policy at any time by visiting this page.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies Policy

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.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

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.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, 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.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Affiliate Disclosure

This website is supported by our readers, like yourself! This is our affiliate advertising disclosure, where we explain what it is, how it works, and why it matters to us and our readers. Our website is reader-supported, meaning when you buy a service or product via our links, we sometimes earn an affiliate commission.

This is an independent review site that receives compensation from the companies whose products we review. There are external links on this website that are “affiliate links” which are links that have a special tracking code.

This means that we may receive a small commission (at no extra cost to you) if you purchase something through these links. We test each product thoroughly and give high marks to only the very best. This site is independently owned and the opinions expressed here are our own.

Why Do We Partner Up With These Companies?

Firstly, and the most obvious reason. Because we’re running a business. But also, it allows us to avoid doing banner intrusive (and annoying) advertisements. Last but not least, we believe the products and services we recommend are superior to others.

This also helps us maintain an updated website. Because assessing web hosting providers can be time-consuming and costly. We pay for the services and products listed on this site. We keep the sites we operate running so we can determine their performance fairly. This allows us to gauge aspects like performance, support, uptime, and speed.

Will This Influence Our Reviews/Ratings?

Nope. Never ever! Our website isn’t influenced by reviews or ratings on this site. Each of our reviews is depending on these factors: Features, Speed, Uptime, Support, Pricing

These aspects will influence a web hosting company’s ranking on our site. Not all web hosts are the same, though, and while we can’t determine which one is superior to them all, we can claim which ones are superior to others.

Most product and service reviews are comprised of both advantages and disadvantages, so ensure you go through our reviews before making any purchases. Consider reading reviews on other sites, too, so that you know what you’re paying for is worth your money.

Why We Disclose This Information?

Because our aim is to be as upfront and transparent as possible. Most importantly, though, honesty with our visitors matters to us, a lot.

Will This Mean You Have to Pay More?

Not at all. On the contrary because in some cases we’ve put together a deal or two with some web hosts that help our readers save money.

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