Privacy Policy

Your Privacy

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our website footer and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.

Who We Are

LinuxGAIN educating and empowering the Open Source software community by providing the freshest tutorials and latest best practices via the industry’s smartest practitioners. We strive to provide useful information to the visitors related to the latest Open Source updates.

LinuxGAIN is committed to respecting the privacy rights of visitors and other users of LinuxGAIN (the “Site”).

Introduction of Privacy Policy

We created this Privacy Policy (this “Policy”) to give you confidence as you visit and use the Site, and to demonstrate our commitment to fair information practices. This Policy is only applicable to the Site, and not to any other websites that you may be able to access from the Site, each of which may have data collection and use practices and policies that differ materially from this Policy.

Notice Concerning Children

PLEASE NOTE: We are a general audience site, and do not direct any of our content specifically at children under 13 years of age pursuant to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998.

What Personal Data Do We Collect?

We collect information from you when you subscribe to When subscribing to our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: Name and Email address. You may, however, visit our site anonymously. We promise to never send you any spam. Please report to us if you receive any. will never ask for your Credit Card and Bank accounts details, and we request that you do not enter it on our site.

Our Services

When you contact us for any services that we provide, we may collect your personal information such as your full name, email address, etc. that you input on the contact form. If you wish to remove any of this information from our database, you can contact us and we will clear it for you.

Cookies and Tracking

A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that the website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the website. The cookie will collect information relating to your use of, information about your device such as the device’s IP address and browser type, demographic data and if you arrived at our site via a link from third party site, the URL of the linking page. If you are a registered user or subscriber, it may also collect your name and email address, which may be transferred to data processors for registered user or subscriber verification purposes. To know more about cookies, please read this article.

We use cookies to track your activities on our website to serve you better. We collect data regarding your sessions using the third-party services like Google Analytics to provide a better user experience on our website. You can read the Google Analytics Privacy Policy to know more about their policies. We also use advertising services like Google AdSense which may show ads based on your interests. You can read the Google Privacy and Terms to know more about their policies. LinuxGAIN has no access or control over these cookies that may be used by third party advertisers.

Apart from the display advertising on LinuxGAIN, there are certain affiliate links, embedded within the content on different pages or certain sections of the website. These affiliate links may give us some commission if you purchase the product(s) following that link. But, this does not mean, we have endorsed that product or brand. We advise you to check the product details, seller’s return policy (if any) and other available details thoroughly before making any purchase. Buy at your own risk.

If you leave a comment on our site, you may opt-in to save your name, email address, and website in the form of 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.

Data We Collect From User Inputs

Here is the description of the type of information we collect from the user input fields such as comments, contact forms, email subscriptions, etc. You can get any of these data removed from our website just by emailing us.


When visitors leave comments on LinuxGAIN, 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 the approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Email Subscription

When you subscribe to LinuxGAIN, we may collect your personal information such as email address, name, etc. You will receive a confirmation mail to confirm the subscription. You can also opt out of the mailing list any time as you wish just using the link provided in our emails or just by contacting us.

Contact Forms

We keep contact form submissions for an indefinite time period for customer service purposes. If you wish to remove any information you submitted on a contact form on our website, please contact us at [email protected]

Website Interaction

When visiting LinuxGAIN, the IP address used to access the site will be logged along with the date and time of access. This information is purely used to analyze trends, administer the site, track users movement and gather broad demographic information for internal use. Most importantly, any recorded IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Links to Third Party Websites

We have included links on this site for your use and reference. We are not responsible for the privacy policies of these websites. You should be aware that the privacy policies of these sites may differ from our own. The non-proprietary components used in here are subject to the licensing agreements of their respective copyright holders and are binding for the user.

Embedded Content From Other Websites

Articles on LinuxGAIN may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites such as YouTube, Instagram, and others behave 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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


LinuxGAIN collects website usage data using Google Analytics and NewRelic. Using a cookie, website visitor usage statistics are used to improve the website by doing things such as identifying popular content or learning how users find the site. If you wish, you may opt out of Google Analytics tracking by installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

What Do We Use Your Information For?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

  • To improve our website (we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you).
  • We implement security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit or access your personal information.
  • We use cookies to serve our visitors with personalized advertisements.
  • We do not sell, trade or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential.
  • We may also release your information when we believe releasing is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising or other uses.

Who We Share Your Data With?

Analytics Services such as Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a web analytics service that helps us to track our visitors and improve the website for the best possible user experience. Google operates independently from our privacy policy and we recommend reading Google Analytics Privacy and Data Sharing page to know more about their policies.

Interest-Based Advertising Networks. We use ad services such as Google AdSense and Ezoic to serve interest-based ads on our website. This third-party advertising service may use the technologies such as Cookies to serve interest-based ads to you.

Third-party services like spam filtering. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service like Akismet that will check your email address, IP, name, comment text, etc. to filter the spam comments. You can read the Automattic privacy policy to know more.

Contact form messages may be forwarded or shared with relevant parties in order to respond to your requests or issues.

European data protection law requires data about European residents which is transferred outside the European Union to be safeguarded to the same standards as if the data was in Europe. So we always make sure to ensure that these standards are met. We encourage you to read all the privacy policies of our third-party service providers to know more about their Privacy Policy.

How Long We Retain Your Data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is done so that we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

Information sent through contact forms is also held indefinitely.

If you subscribed to our newsletter or services, your data will be retained until you decide to opt out of the mailing list. You can do so by using the unsubscribe link under each mail that we send or by directly contacting us.

The Analytics data that we collect will be retained for a period of 90-days by the Google Analytics service. We encourage you to read their privacy policy to know better about it.

Where We Send Your Data

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

Messages sent through the contact page are processed by ContactForm.

How We Protect Your Data?

We value the privacy of the visitors. So, we are continuously protecting your data from any thefts or hacks. We are using the SSL encryption on our website that ensures the website is served over HTTPS. Also, we have several layers of protection mechanisms in place such as Firewalls, Two-factor authentication, etc. We also carefully deal with the user information and never leave any loopholes for any data breach. Your data is safe with us.

Contact Information

If at any time, you believe that or its users / members have not adhered to these principles, please notify LinuxGAIN by e-mail contact form and we will use all commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and correct the problem.

Concerns or questions about this privacy policy can be directed to [email protected] for further clarification.

The above Privacy Policy applies to all of LinuxGAIN’s platforms, including any of the mobile apps for Android and iOS, and browser extensions for Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.

Updates and Changes

We reserve the right, at any time, to add to, change, update, or modify this Policy to reflect changes in our Privacy Policy. We shall post any such changes on the Site in a conspicuous area. You may then choose whether you wish to accept said policy changes or discontinue using the Site. Any such change, update, or modification will be effective 30 days after posting on the Site. It is your responsibility to review this Policy from time to time to ensure that you continue to agree with all of its terms.

If you have signed up for email communications from us, we will notify you of the privacy policy changes by email as well.