Privacy Policy

Who we are

We are Rating Spider, our website address is: and you can contact us here.

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 register, we collect your username, email address and password. We recommend using a password that is different from any other passwords you use for other purposes. We take efforts to protect your data by having our site encrypted through SSL.

If you create a listing, we collect the information you give us, which may include your name, title, photos, phone numbers, fax number, email address, business name and address, business description and url, Skype name, URLs for your: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, Google Plus, Pinterest and Vimeo; business listing price, and details about your business that you want to share on your listing.

If you send a message to someone who listed a business, your email address will be sent to the business owner or broker so they can respond to you.

How we use your data

The information (when given) is used on our website in order to help connect people wanting to find a business.

Your email address is used to contact you regarding your listings , to alert you if you set up email alerts, to send you messages from potential customers, and to let you know of site changes, promotions or other relevant information.

We take privacy very seriously. When you register to use this website your information will NEVER be sold, leased or given to any third parties. We will never use it for any reasons except to respond to your inquiries. The software will however send automatic emails to inform you of various things such as ad expiration etc.

When providing information such as email addresses or phone numbers to payment processors like Stripe or PayPal your information is sent only to them and you should check with their policies on their respective websites for data use policies.

If you contact us for any reason, your personal information will never be used by us for any purpose other than answering your questions or responding to requests, and it will not be sold, leased or given to any other parties.

If someone contacts you for a listing you posted via the form on this website and if you choose to respond to their request by email, your email address will be revealed as it would in any normal email message.


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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 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.


Payments to us are facilitated through PayPal or Stripe. We do not have access to any of your credit card information. To view PayPal’s or Stripe’s terms and privacy policy, go to: or


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 a listing, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the listing you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Pages 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.

Check this page for changes

This privacy policy is in effect from August, 2022. Changes to our privacy policy may be made from time to time. Please check this page to see any changes.