Privacy Policy & Legal Disclosures

Who we are

Our website address is: The privacy of our visitors is extremely important to us. This page outlines the types of personal information that is received and collected by Wired Beaver ( and how it is used.

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.

Contact forms
The contact form collects your name and email so that we can correspond with you.

Wired Beaver ( does use cookies to store information about visitors preferences, record user-specific information on pages the user accesses or visits, customize Web page content based on visitors browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser. This information helps us create more valuable content for you.

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.

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Google Analytics & Log Files
Like most other web sites, Wired Beaver ( makes use of logs. These logs include sessions, pageviews, IP address, browser type, ISP, date and time, referring pages, exit pages, and number of clicks, in order to create more useful content, analyze trends, maintain the site, gauge interest based on user movement around the site, and gather demographic information. The information gathered is not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Who we share your data with

This site is built on WordPress platform and by default WordPress does not share any personal data with anyone.

We use MailChimp as our marketing automation platform to be in touch with you and to provide updates on smart home automation. By subscribing to our newsletters, you acknowledge that the information you provide will be transferred to MailChimp for processing in accordance with their Privacy Policy and Terms.

Wired Beaver ( is scanned for potential malware and vulnerabilities by Sucuri’s SiteCheck. We do not send personal information to Sucuri; however, Sucuri could find personal information posted publicly (such as in comments) during their scan. For more details, please see Sucuri’s privacy policy.

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.

Security logs are retained for 14 days.

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.

Wired Beaver ( is part of a network of sites that protect against distributed brute force attacks. To enable this protection, the IP address of visitors attempting to log into the site is shared with a service provided by For privacy policy details, please see the iThemes Privacy Policy.

Advertising Partners

Some of our advertising partners may use cookies on our site. Our advertising partners include:

Google Adsense & Amazon Associates
These third-party ad servers/ad networks use technology for the advertisements and links that appear on Wired Beaver ( They automatically receive your IP address when sent to your browser. These third-party advertisers may also use cookies, javascript, etc., to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see.

Wired Beaver ( has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers. Should we discover that advertisers, for any reason, use this data with ill intent, we will remove them at our discretion.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices. Wired Beaver ( privacy policy does not apply to, and cannot control the activities of, other such advertisers or web sites.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found via your browser’s company website.

Affiliate Disclosure

Amazon Associates Program
Wired Beaver ( is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Some of the links on this site are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, Wired Beaver will receive an affiliate commission. This is disclosed in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising

Our Statement in Regard to Affiliate Links
We at Wired Beaver ( are dedicated to providing people with the best reviews, comparisons, and thought pieces on smart home automation culture. Products and companies are only as important as the usefulness and quality they provide. If you purchase through the links we place in our articles, do so knowing that you’re supporting us in our endeavor to provide the highest quality content we can research and create. We will never intentionally skew a product more favorably to produce more commissions — it’s not in our interest. By purchasing through the links we’ve provided, we receive a tiny percentage of your purchase from the company who makes the product — at no cost to you.


If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us using the form below. Thanks!