Our Terms & Conditions, Refund Policy, Privacy Policy & Affiliate Disclosure

  1. Terms & Conditions
  2. Refund & Cancellation Policy
  3. Privacy Policy
  4. Cookies Policy
  5. Affiliate Disclosure

Terms and Conditions

Welcome to the websiterating.com website provided by Website Rating (“Website Rating”, “website”, “we” or “us”).

By using information collected at the Website Rating website, you agree to be bound by the following Terms and Conditions, including our Privacy Policy. If you do not want to be bound by our Terms and Conditions or our Privacy Policy your only option is to not use Website Rating information.

Using websiterating.com’s content

We or our content providers own all of the content on our website and our mobile applications (collectively the “Services”). Information provided by Website Rating is protected by the United States and international copyright and other laws. In addition, the manner in which we have compiled, arranged, and assembled our content is protected by worldwide copyright laws and treaty provisions.

You may use the content on our Services only for your own personal, non-commercial shopping and information purposes. Copying, publishing, broadcasting, modification, distribution, or transmission in any way without the prior written consent of Website Rating is strictly prohibited. Website Rating reserves title and full intellectual property rights for materials downloaded or otherwise received from these Services.

We hereby grant you permission to download, print, and store selected portions of our content (as defined below). However, the copies must be for your own personal and non-commercial use, you cannot copy or post the content on any network computer or broadcast it in any media, and you cannot alter or modify the content in any manner. You also may not delete or change any copyright or trademark notices.

The Website Rating name and associated marks, including but not limited to other names, button icons, text, graphics, logos, images, designs, titles, words or phrases, audio clips, page headers, and service names used on these Services are the trademarks, service marks, trade names or other protected intellectual property of Website Rating. They may not be used in connection with any third-party products or services. All other brands and names are the property of their owners.

Registration obligations

To access the services provided by our Website Rating website, users are required to register a “User Account.” A User Account and the associated services are collectively referred to as a “Website Rating Account” in these terms. The user who creates the User Account will be designated as the “Account Owner.” All users of the Website Rating Account agree to be bound by these terms.

By registering for a User Account, you agree that the email address provided (“Registration Email Address”) will be used for official notifications related to your Website Rating Account and services. Failure to read emails or log into your account regularly may negatively impact the performance of the services.

Users must be at least 13 years of age to access or use the services. Minors must review these terms with a parent or legal guardian, who will be responsible for all access and use of the Website Rating Account.

By using the services or registering for a Website Rating Account, you agree to provide accurate and complete information, maintain the security of your account, and promptly notify Website Rating of any security breaches.

Fees and payment

By subscribing to any service, you agree to pay the subscription fees regularly on the selected date. Fees will be automatically charged to the provided payment method. Failure to pay fees may result in termination or suspension of services.

Disputed charges may result in suspension or termination of services. Users are responsible for any fees associated with disputes or chargebacks.

If using the services for third-party customers, you remain responsible for all fees, even if your customers fail to make payment.

Fees are provided in US dollars and do not include taxes unless explicitly stated. Users agree to pay any applicable taxes and indemnify Website Rating against any related obligations.

Website Rating reserves the right to change fees at any time. Users may cancel services if they do not agree to fee changes, but no refunds will be given for fees already paid.

Client content

Users are solely responsible for all content posted or transmitted via the services. Website Rating does not control client content and is not liable for its accuracy or quality.

To provide the services, Website Rating may access and use client content. By using the services, users grant Website Rating a license to access, use, and distribute client content for the purpose of providing services.

Client content must not infringe on any intellectual property rights, violate any laws, or be defamatory, fraudulent, or deceptive.

Client obligations and acceptable use

Users agree to comply with all local rules and laws regarding online conduct and content.

Users are responsible for providing all necessary equipment and services to access the services.

Users agree not to engage in malicious activity, overburden the services, or violate bandwidth limits.

Users must comply with email sending limits and are responsible for using third-party providers if necessary.

Users agree not to use excessive CPU or MySQL resources, host pirate or copyright-breaching material, or engage in file sharing or BitTorrent activities.

  • Infringe, misappropriate, or violate any patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, confidentiality, moral, or privacy right, or any other proprietary or intellectual property right;
  • Violate or promote the violation of any law;
  • Be defamatory, fraudulent, false, misleading, or deceptive;
  • Constitute, consist of, or enable spam, phishing attempts, “chain letters”, “pyramid schemes”, or other Malicious Activity;
  • Upload pornographic, vulgar, exploitative of children, or otherwise obscene content;
  • Include pornographic, illegal, and/or inappropriate material on your website/s hosted with us;
  • Promote terrorism, violence, discrimination, bigotry, racism, hatred, harassment, or harm against any individual or group.
  • Impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a Website Rating official, forum leader, guide, or host, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity.
  • Interfere with or disrupt the Services or servers or networks connected to the Services, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies, or regulations of networks connected to the Services.


Website Rating may terminate accounts or services for breaches of these terms, law enforcement requests, technical issues, or extended inactivity.

Users may terminate services through the Client Area. Failure to complete cancellation requests will result in continued fees.

Certain actions may result in immediate termination, including bulk email marketing, use of cracked plugins, hosting of illegal or inappropriate material, or abusive behavior toward Website Rating staff.

Payment processing

Payment processing services for Website Rating are provided by Stripe and are subject to the Stripe Connected Account Agreement, which includes the Stripe Terms of Service (collectively, the “Stripe Services Agreement”). By agreeing to these terms or continuing to operate as an account holder on Website Rating, you agree to be bound by the Stripe Services Agreement, as the same may be modified by Stripe from time to time. As a condition of Website Rating enabling payment processing services through Stripe, you agree to provide Website Rating accurate and complete information about you and your business, and you authorize Website Rating to share it and transaction information related to your use of the payment processing services provided by Stripe.

Changes to our terms and conditions

Website Rating reserves the right to change our Terms and Conditions without notice or liability to its visitors. Visitors are bound by modifications to our Terms and Conditions. Because this page can change from time to time, we recommend that visitors periodically review this page.

Liability disclaimer

Information provided by Website Rating is general in nature and is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice. We provide content on these Services as a service to you. All information is provided on an “as is” basis without warranty of any kind, whether express, implied, or statutory. This disclaimer includes, but is not limited to, any and all warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement.

While we try to provide accurate information, we make no claims, promises, or guarantees about the accuracy or completeness of the information provided by Website Rating. Information provided by Website Rating may be altered, revised, or modified at any time without notice. Website Rating disclaims any responsibility associated with the general information it provides on any of its pages.

The information provided on the website and its components are offered for information purposes only. Visitors use Website Rating content solely at their own risk. This site is not responsible or liable for the accuracy, usefulness, or availability of any information transmitted or made available via the site. In no event shall Website Rating be liable to any third party for damages related to using or not using its content whether claims are advanced on contract, tort, or other legal theories.

Website Rating presents the information contained on this website for the purpose of educating consumers only. Website Rating is not a manufacturer or seller of any of the products described on this website. Website Rating does not endorse any product, service, seller, or provider mentioned in any of its articles or associated advertisements. Website Rating does not warrant that the product description or other content of the site is accurate, complete, reliable, current, or error-free.

By your use of these Services, you acknowledge that such use is at your sole risk, including responsibility for all costs associated with all necessary serving or repairs of any equipment you use in connection with these Services.

As partial consideration for your access to our Services and use of the content, you agree that Website Rating is not liable to you in any manner whatsoever for decisions you may make or your action or non-actions in reliance upon the content. If you are dissatisfied with our services or their content (including these Terms and Conditions of use), your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using our Services.

Your use of the service is at your sole risk. The service is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. Website Rating, and their officers, employees, agents, partners, and licensors expressly disclaim all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement.

Website Rating and its officers, employees, agents, partners, and licensors make no warranty that (i) the service will meet your requirements; (ii) the service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free; (iii) the results that may be obtained from the use of the service will be accurate or reliable; (iv) the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you through the service will meet your expectations; and (v) any errors in the software will be corrected.

Any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the service is accessed at your own discretion and risk, and you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of any such material.

Limitation of liability

You expressly understand and agree that Website Rating, and its officers, employees, agents, partners, and licensors shall not be liable to you for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or exemplary damages, including, but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses (even if such losses are reasonably foreseeable or Website Rating has actual notice of the possibility of such damages), resulting from: (i) the use or the inability to use the service; (ii) the cost of procurement of substitute goods and services resulting from any goods, data, information or services purchased or obtained or messages received or transactions entered into through or from the service; (iii) unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions or data; (iv) statements or conduct of any third party on the service; or (v) any other matter relating to the service.

Choice of law

All legal issues arising from or related to the use of Website Rating shall be assessed under the laws of the State of Queensland, Australia irrespective of any conflict of law principles.

If a court with jurisdiction finds any of these Terms and Conditions invalid, that provision will be severed but will not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions.

If you have any questions about our policies, feel free to contact us.

Refund & Cancellation Policy

At Website Rating, we value your satisfaction above all else. We’re committed to delivering a hosting service that exceeds your expectations. However, should you find our service unsatisfactory, we offer a 30-day money-back guarantee for all hosting plans.

If you cancel your hosting account within the first 30 days of sign-up, we will issue you with a full refund. This allows you a full month to test the quality of our speed, support, and security.


  • Service termination requests must be posted through your Client Area or by contacting our support team.
  • Automatic billing will occur if you have saved payment details, unless you request cancellation.
  • The 30-day money-back guarantee applies only to the first payment for monthly plans and is eligible for a refund. Subsequent hosting renewals are non-refundable.
  • We reserve the right to refuse a refund if there is evidence of abuse of our terms of service policy.
  • Cancelling your account and initiating a refund will immediately terminate your hosting account. 
  • Before requesting a cancellation, ensure you have backed up, moved your website and downloaded all necessary backups.

How to request a refund:

You can cancel your hosting account and request a refund from your Client Area or by contacting our support. Refunds will be issued using the original payment method, and you can expect the refunded amount to be processed within 5-10 business days.

Privacy Policy

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

Information sharing

Website Rating takes the privacy of our visitors very seriously. Website Rating 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.

Website Rating may collect:

(1) personal or

(2) general visitor-related information

(1) Personal Information (including Email Addresses)

Website Rating 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 Website Rating with their personal information in response to signing up for Website Rating’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.

(2) General Information

Like many other websites, Website Rating 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 Website Rating collects this general information is through cookies, a small text file with a unique identifying string of characters. Cookies help Website Rating 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 Website Rating 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

Website Rating’s Privacy Policy only applies to Website Rating content. Other websites, including those that advertise on Website Rating, link to Website Rating, or that Website Rating 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.

Website Rating 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.

Contact us

If you have any questions about our policies, feel free to contact us.

Cookies Policy

This is the Cookie Policy for websiterating.com i.e. (“Website Rating”, “website”, “we” or “us”).

Protecting your personal information is really important to us and falls squarely into our strategy of helping you, the visitor. We recommend you read our Privacy Policy which details how we collect, use and protect your personal information.

A cookie is a small computer file, which may be downloaded to your computer’s hard drive when you visit a website. Cookies are harmless files that can help improve your experience of using a website if your browser’s preferences allow it. The website can tailor its operations to your needs, likes, and dislikes by gathering and remembering your online preferences.

Most cookies are deleted as soon as you close your browser – these are called session cookies. Others, known as persistent cookies, are stored on your computer until you delete them or they expire (see the ‘How can I control or delete these cookies?’ question below on how to delete cookies).

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website to tailor them to user needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

We also work with third parties in providing you services through our website and they may set a cookie on your computer as part of this arrangement.

How do we use cookies?

In general, the cookies used by websiterating.com fall into three groups:

Critical: These cookies are necessary to enable you to use our website. Without these cookies, our website won’t work properly and you may not be able to use it.

User interactions and analytics: These help us see which articles, tools and deals are of most interest to you. Information is all collected anonymously – we don’t know which people have done what.

Advertising or tracking: We don’t allow advertising but we do promote ourselves on third-party sites and use cookies to let you know about what we think you’ll be interested in, based on your previous visits to our website. The cookies help us understand how effectively we’re doing this and limit the number of times you see our promotions. We also include links to social networks such as Facebook, and if you interact with this content, the social networks may use information about your interactions to target advertising to you on their websites.

Any cookies which are not used to make your experience of getting to and using the website better only provide us with statistics about the way users, in general, navigate the website. We do not use any information derived from cookies to identify any individual users.

We audit the types of cookies that are used on our website, but it is possible that the services we use may make changes to their cookie names and purposes. Some services, particularly social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, change their cookies regularly. We always aim to show you up-to-date information, but may not be able to reflect these changes in our policy straightaway.

How can I control or delete these cookies?

The majority of web browsers automatically enable cookies as a default setting. To stop cookies from being stored on your computer in the future, you’ll need to alter the settings of your internet browser. You can find instructions on how to do this by clicking ‘Help’ in the menu bar, or following these browser-by-browser instructions from AboutCookies.org.

For Google Analytics cookies you can also stop Google from collecting your information by downloading and installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

If you want to delete any cookies already on your computer, you’ll need to locate the file or directory that your computer stores them in – this how-to delete cookies information should help.

Please note that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to post messages in our forums. Further information on deleting or controlling cookies is available at AboutCookies.org.

Cookies We Use

This section details the cookies we use.

We try to ensure this list is always up to date, but it is possible that the services we use may make changes to their cookie names and purposes and we may not be able to reflect these changes in this policy straightaway.

Website Cookies

Cookie notifications: When you’re new to the website, you’ll see a cookies message letting you know how and why we use cookies. We drop a cookie to make sure you only see this message once. We also drop a cookie to notify you if we’re experiencing issues dropping cookies that may affect your experience.

Analytics: These Google Analytics cookies help us understand and improve our users’ experience of our website. We use Google Analytics to track visitors on this site. Google Analytics uses cookies to collect this data. In order to be compliant with the new regulation, Google included a data processing amendment.

Comments: 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. 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.

Third-party cookies

When you use our website you may see cookies being delivered by third parties. The information below shows the main cookies that you may see and gives a brief explanation of what each cookie does.

Google Analytics: We use this to understand how the website is being used and accessed to improve the user experience – user data is all anonymous. Google stores the information collected by the cookies on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Any information generated by these cookies will be used in accordance with our Privacy Policy, this Cookie Policy, and Google’s privacy policy and cookie policy.

Facebook: Facebook uses cookies when you share content from our website on Facebook. We also use Facebook Analytics to understand how our Facebook page and website are being used and to optimize Facebook user activities based on users interacting with our Facebook content. User data is all anonymous. Any information generated by these cookies will be used in accordance with our Privacy Policy, this Cookie Policy, and Facebook’s privacy policy and cookie policy.

Twitter: Twitter uses cookies when you share content from our website on Twitter.

Linkedin: Linkedin uses cookies when you share content from our website on Linkedin.

Pinterest: Pinterest uses cookies when you share content from our website on Pinterest.

Other sites: In addition, when you click some links to other websites from our website, those websites may use cookies. Cookies could be placed by the third party that provides that link which we have no control over. 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.

How long we retain your data

Google Analytics cookie _ga is stored for 2 years and is used to distinguish users. Google Analytics cookie _gid is stored for 24 hours and is also used to distinguish users. Google Analytics cookie _gat is stored for 1 minute and is used to throttle request rate. If you wish to opt-out and prevent data from being used by Google Analytics visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

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.

What rights you have over your data

If you 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.

If you would like to opt out of Google Analytics cookies then visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

You can request your personal data at any time by contacting us at [email protected]

How we protect your data

Our servers are securely hosted at top-tier data centers and we use encryption and authentication HTTPS (HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure) and SSL (Secure Socket Layer) protocols.

Where we send your data

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

Contact us

If you have any questions about our policies, feel free to contact us.

Affiliate Disclosure

Website Rating 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 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.

For more details, read our affiliate disclosure. You can read our review process here.

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