Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: This website and associated store are operated by Xinsto, LLC, based at 3813 Fleetwood Lane, Williamsburg, Virginia 23188, United States of America.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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.

Contact forms

If you choose to contact us electronically using any contact form on our website, we will collect (at a minimum, on all forms) your first and last name, e-mail address, and your IP address. Other information collected can include information about your computer, your web browser, mailing address, billing address, and billing details.


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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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.


We do not utilize any third party analytic services on our website. We use Matomo for statistics and it is hosted on a Xinsto, LLC-owned server and only selected individuals have access to our analytics server. We record your IP address (anonymized), the country/city from where your IP address is based, information about the device

Who we share your data with

Your data is shared with authorized third party companies for products and services which we do not solely provide, such as our payment processor and fraud prevention service. Otherwise, we do not share your data with anyone outside of Xinsto, LLC for any purpose, unless required by law.

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. If you place an order through our site, your data will be sent to our payment processor, Stripe, and our fraud prevention service.

Contacting Us Regarding Privacy

You can email your request to or send postal mail to our physical address.

Additional information

How we protect your data

We utilize server encryption and one-way hashing. Our website is protected via HSTS, a web technology that will only allow our website to load over encrypted communications. In addition, sensitive information such as credit cards and passwords, are encrypted using a salted one-way hash.

What data breach procedures we have in place

In the event of a data breach, we will contact you personally and notify you of what information was breached. We will also post a notice on our website. We will also force a password reset. Notifications will be made within 7 days of knowing about the breach.

What third parties we receive data from

We may receive your data, through leads provided to us, from our partners, Microsoft and Netgate.