Who we are

Our website address is: https://howmonk.com.

At HowMonk.com we are committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of all visitors to our web site. We want to inform you that HowMonk.com is not in the business of selling, renting or trading email lists with other companies and businesses for marketing purposes.

HowMonk provides a “Service”. Throughout this Privacy Policy we’ll refer to our website as “Service.”

We only collect information about you if we have a reason to do so–for example, to provide our Service, to communicate with you, or to make our Service better. Below we explain how we collect, use, and share information about you, along with the choices that you have with respect to that information.

If you choose to use our Service, then you agree to the collection and use of information in relation to this policy. The Personal Information that we collect is used for providing and improving the Service. We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.

We take your privacy seriously and take measures to provide all visitors and users of HowMonk.com with a safe and secure environment.

What Personal Data We Collect And Why We Collect It

Log Data

We want to inform you that whenever you visit our Service, we collect information that your browser sends to us that is called Log Data. This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser version, pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, and other statistics. When Google Signals is activated, and if you’re signed in to your Google Account, we also collect data about your usage across multiple devices.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. HowMonk.com may set and access HowMonk.com cookies on your computer. Cookies are used to provide our system with the basic information to provide the services you are requesting. Additionally, when Google Signals is enabled, first-party cookies are used to recognize signed-in users for the purpose of collecting data about your usage across multiple devices. Cookies can be cleared at any time from your internet browser settings.

When you first visit HowMonk.com, you are presented with the cookie notice. If you press “OK” or continue to use the Service, you agree that you are fine with the collection of such data.


When someone visits HowMonk.com, there may be an ability to submit comments on particular articles or pages. When comments are submitted, you are entitled to use aliases or information that completely hide your identity. When a comment is submitted, the relevant details that you provided (name, email) are stored. These details are stored so that we can display your comment back to you, and to anyone viewing the comment sections on the site. We do not verify information entered nor do we require verification.

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.

Contact forms

If you submit information through our contact form at https://howmonk.com/contact-me/ we will use this information for a certain period of time, for visitor service purposes, but we do not use the information submitted for marketing purposes, to identify or contact you.

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.

Google Analytics

When someone visits HowMonk.com, we use a third-party service, Google Analytics, which includes a feature called Google Signals, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behavior patterns. Google Signals allows us to gather additional information about users who have signed in to one of their Google accounts, including cross-device tracking and remarketing. We use this information to track things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site and interactions with the site. This information is processed in a way that does not identify anyone. We do not make and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of visitors to our website.

Who we share your data with

Third Parties

There may be some circumstances where your IP address, geographic location, and other browser-related details may be shared with third-party companies. In addition, when Google Signals is enabled, cross-device data might also be shared with these third-party companies from time to time.

Service Providers

We may employ third-party companies and individuals due to the following reasons:

  • To facilitate our Service;
  • To provide the Service on our behalf;
  • To perform Service-related services; or
  • To assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

We want to inform our Service users that these third parties have access to your Personal Information. The reason is to perform the tasks assigned to them on our behalf. However, they are obligated not to disclose or use the information for any other purpose.

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.

Access to Your Personal Information

You are entitled to view, amend, or delete the personal information that we hold. Email your request to our data protection officer Alex at howmonk.alex@gmail.com and we will work with you to remove any of your personal data we may have.

Where we send your data

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

Links to Other Sites

Our Service may contain links to other sites. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that site. Note that these external sites are not operated by us. Therefore, we strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of these websites. We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services.

Affiliate Partnership Disclosure

Our website participates in several affiliate advertising programs, which means we may earn a commission on purchases made through our links to retailer sites. Our involvement in these programs does not affect our content or opinions, and we only recommend products or services that we trust and are relevant to our readers.

We are part of various affiliate programs, including but not limited to, Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, Commission Junction, ShareASale, and others. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases.

When you click on an affiliate link and complete a purchase, we may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. This helps support our website and allows us to continue creating valuable content for our readers.

Please be aware that we do not receive any free products, services, or any other benefits from these companies in exchange for mentioning them on our website. The only compensation we receive comes in the form of affiliate commissions.

If you have any questions regarding our affiliate partnerships or disclosure, please feel free to get in touch with us.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, HowMonk.com may change its Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make any major changes, we will notify you by providing additional notice such as modifying the message (banner) popup, adding a statement to our homepage or on our blog, or sending you a notification through email. Your further use of the Service after a change to our Privacy Policy will be subject to the updated policy.

Ezoic Privacy and Data Usage

This website uses Ezoic for analytics and personalization services and as such uses Ezoic Service Privacy Policy, which can be viewed here.

Ezoic Summary of Requests

If you’d like to see a summary of the requests to know user information, requests to delete user information and requests to opt-out of CCPA compliance that this business has received: https://g.ezoic.net/privacy/simplypsychology.org/annualRequestSummary regarding howmonk.com

By continuing to access or use our services, you agree to be bound to the terms of our Privacy Policy.

  • Alex Mitch

    Hi, I'm the founder of HowMonk.com! Having been in finance and tech for 10+ years, I was surprised at how hard it can be to find answers to common questions in finance, tech and business in general. Because of this, I decided to create this website to help others!