Privacy Policy

By using this site you agree to be bound by this privacy policy.

Who we are

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Like just about every other website on the planet, we and our service providers use common web technologies such as cookies and server logs to collect basic information about site visits (specifically IP Address, browser type, and time of visit) in order to monitor and protect site security and integrity.

We also provide a suggestion link that will open your default E-mail client allowing you to send us an E-mail. By choosing to send an E-mail using this link, you will be sharing the e-mail address your client is configured to list as the “from” address, as well as any information you volunteer within the E-mail.


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: 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.


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.

Links to Other Websites

The Frugal Source will, from time to time, provide links to other websites which may or may not have their own privacy policies. Obviously, as we have no control over these websites, we also have no control over their privacy policies or whether or how they collect or use information. We, therefore, have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. We do, however, seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these linked sites.


This website also uses cookies as provided by Google Analytics for analytical purposes so that we may better understand how visitors use TheFrugalSource and gain insights into how we might improve the experience of the website.

If you’d like more information regarding Google Analytics cookies please be sure to read Google’s Privacy Policies.

If you wish to opt out of Google Analytics participation, you can install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add On This add-on instructs the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) to prohibit sending information to Google Analytics.

Who we share your data with

In short, we don’t unless we must. To be more specific, we don’t share information we collect with any third party (aside from the parties who originally collected the information (e.g. Google Analytics or our web hosting service) unless required to do so by law or court order.

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.