Legal / Terms & Conditions:


The following terms and conditions must be agreed to when submitting a product for review to CFRO;


  1. When submitting a product, vendors must understand and agree to the fact that the product may receive a negative review and we may recommend readers to purchase an alternative product.  We are here for the readers, not to help vendors shift sub-par products.  Vendors who don't agree to these terms will likely have their product purchased covertly, and we will go through it with a fine toothcomb to find out why, we will also inform our readers of any such vendors who attempt to tell us what to write and what not to write - you have been warned!
  2. Should a submitted product receive a low rating, there is no appeal process to have the review modified or taken down from the website.  CFRO's review is final and not up for negotiation.
  3. In the interest of  fairness, vendors can however submit a new or improved version of their product and receive an accelerated review update as opposed to our regular cycle.  A review update notice will be placed at the top of the review and will cleary lay out fixes and new features (in the Long Term section - however, the original review text will not change. The product "overall score" rating may significantly improve which we feel is fair.
  4. CFRO at its discretion within what it deems a reasonable period of time - will update any factually incorrect information published in a review, once notified by the vendor using the contact us form.
  5. CFRO does not review time limited demo, pre-release, beta or trial versions of software, licences should be fully functional and be valid for 12 months or more to qualify for a review.  To be crystal clear, any products submitted to CFRO for review will not be returned for at least 12 months.
  6. Submitted products must be accompanied by the full warranty provided to regular customers, technical support and any software/firmware updates released as such services will also be tested where possible.
  7. All vendors submitting products for review must ensure that any products shipped to CFRO have all shipping, customs, VAT and any other levies prepaid.  Any products arriving with outstanding fees will be refused at the point of delivery.  We are a review site and don't have any budget to purchase, pay or otherwise incur any costs whatsoever - our revenue from ad's fund our expenses and test equipment.
  8. All items returned by CFRO to their vendor must be at the vendors expense and risk.
  9. We have been approached by certain vendors who have asked us to sign an NDA (Non Disclosure Agreement) before we review their product - blocking us from releasing their review before they have approved it.  No such agreements will ever be signed by CFRO and these vendors will be identified publicly on our website that attempt to do this.
  10. Should one or more terms herein declared invalid by a court of law, all other terms will remain unaffected.
  11.  CFRO uses vendors names, logos and product names (including trademarks) under the fair use provision of the trademark/copyright act - for journalistic processes.
  12. CFRO will take demonstrable reasonble care of any products or items submitted for review, in the event of accidental damage or loss/theft, you agree to indemnify CFRO against any and all cost associated with such an incident.

Website Privacy Policy:

Computer Forensic Reviews Online (CFRO) – Website Privacy policy
This privacy policy applies between you, the User of this Website and Computer Forensics Online Limited (CFOL), the owner and provider of this Website.  CFRO is owned and operated by CFOL.
Computer Forensics Online Limited takes the privacy of your information very seriously.
This privacy policy applies to our use of any and all Data collected by us or provided by you in relation to your use of the Website.
Please read this privacy policy carefully.
Definitions and interpretation
1. In this privacy policy, the following definitions are used:
Data Collectively all information that you submit to Computer Forensics Online Limited via the Website. This definition incorporates, where applicable, the definitions provided in the Data Protection Act 1998;
Cookies a small text file placed on your computer by this Website when you visit certain parts of the Website and/or when you use certain features of the Website. Details of the cookies used by this Website are set out in the clause below
Computer Forensics Online Limited, we or us Computer Forensics Online Limited, a company incorporated in England and Wales with registered number 2a whose registered office is at Regent House (Rear), Regent Road, Lowestoft, NR321PA;
UK and EU Cookie Law The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 as amended by the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011;
User or you Any third party that accesses the Website and is not either (i) employed by Computer Forensics Online Limited and acting in the course of their employment or (ii) engaged as a consultant or otherwise providing services to Computer Forensics Online Limited and accessing the Website in connection with the provision of such services;
Website the website that you are currently using,, and any sub-domains of this site unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions.
2. In this privacy policy, unless the context requires a different interpretation:
a. the singular includes the plural and vice versa
b. references to sub-clauses, clauses, schedules or appendices are to sub-clauses, clauses, schedules or appendices of this privacy policy;
c. a reference to a person includes firms, companies, government entities, trusts and partnerships;
d. "including" is understood to mean "including without limitation";
e. reference to any statutory provision includes any modification or amendment of it;
f. the headings and sub-headings do not form part of this privacy policy. 
Scope of this privacy policy
3. This privacy policy applies only to the actions of Computer Forensics Online Limited and Users with respect to this Website. It does not extend to any websites that can be accessed from this Website including, but not limited to, any links we may provide to social media websites.
Data collected
4. We may collect the following Data, which includes personal Data, from you:
a. Name
b. Date of Birth;
c. Gender;
d. Job Title;
e. Profession;
f. Contact Information such as email addresses and telephone numbers;
g. Demographic information such as post code, preferences and interests;
h. Financial information such as credit / debit card numbers;
i. IP address (automatically collected);
j. Web browser type and version (automatically collected);
k. Operating system (automatically collected);
l. A list of URLs starting with a referring site, your activity on this Website, and the site you exit to (automatically collected);
m. Which links in marketing emails you clicked on whilst viewing the E-mail from us.
in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy.
Our use of Data
5. For purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998, Computer Forensics Online Limited is the "data controller".
6. We will retain any Data you submit for 10 years.
7. Unless we are obliged or permitted by law to do so, and subject to any third party disclosures specifically set out in this policy, your Data will not be disclosed to third parties. This includes our affiliates and / or other companies within our group.
8 All personal Data is stored securely in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998 For more details on security
5. For purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998, Computer Forensics Online Limited is the "data controller".
6. Any or all of the above Data may be required by us from time to time in order to provide you with the best possible service and experience when using our Website. Specifically, Data may be used by us for the following reasons:
a. internal record keeping;
b. improvement of our products / services; 
c. transmission by email of promotional materials that may be of interest to you;
d. contact for market research purposes which may be done using email, telephone, fax or mail. Such information may be used to customise or update the Website; in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy.
Third party websites and services
7. Computer Forensics Online Limited may, from time to time, employ the services of other parties for dealing with certain processes necessary for the operation of the Website. The providers of such services do not have access to certain personal Data provided by Users of this Website.
Links to other websites
8. This Website may, from time to time, provide links to other websites. We have no control over such websites and are not responsible for the content of these websites. This privacy policy does not extend to your use of such websites. You are advised to read the privacy policy or statement of other websites prior to using them.
Changes of business ownership and control
9. Computer Forensics Online Limited may, from time to time, expand or reduce our business and this may involve the sale and/or the transfer of control of all or part of Computer Forensics Online Limited. Data provided by Users will, where it is relevant to any part of our business so transferred, be transferred along with that part and the new owner or newly controlling party will, under the terms of this privacy policy, be permitted to use the Data for the purposes for which it was originally supplied to us.
10. We may also disclose Data to a prospective purchaser of our business or any part of it.
11. In the above instances, we will take steps with the aim of ensuring your privacy is protected.
Controlling use of your Data
12. Wherever you are required to submit Data, you will be given options to restrict our use of that Data. This may include the following:
13. use of Data for direct marketing purposes; and
14. sharing Data with third parties.
Functionality of the Website
15. To use all features and functions available on the Website, you may be required to submit certain Data.
16. You may restrict your internet browser's use of Cookies. For more information see the clause below (Cookies).
17. You have the right to ask for a copy of any of your personal Data held by Computer Forensics Online Limited (where such Data is held) on payment of a small fee, which will not exceed £50. Security
18. Data security is of great importance to Computer Forensics Online Limited and to protect your Data we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure Data collected via this Website.
19. If password access is required for certain parts of the Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential.
20. We endeavour to do our best to protect your personal Data. However, transmission of information over the internet is not entirely secure and is done at your own risk. We cannot ensure the security of your Data transmitted to the Website. 
21. This Website may place and access certain Cookies on your computer. Computer Forensics Online Limited uses Cookies to improve your experience of using the Website and to improve our range of services. Computer Forensics Online Limited has carefully chosen these Cookies and has taken steps to ensure that your privacy is protected and respected at all times.
22. All Cookies used by this Website are used in accordance with current UK and EU Cookie Law.
23. Before the Website places Cookies on your computer, you will be presented with a message bar requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies, you are enabling Computer Forensics Online Limited to provide a better experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies; however certain features of the Website may not function fully or as intended.
24. This Website may place the following Cookies:
Type of Cookie Purpose
Strictly necessary cookies These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for
example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping
cart or make use of e-billing services.
Analytical/performance cookies They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website
works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
Functionality cookies These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to
personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for
example, your choice of language or region).
Targeting cookies These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
25. You can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser.
26. You can choose to delete Cookies at any time; however you may lose any information that enables you to access the Website.
27. It is recommended that you ensure that your internet browser is up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.
28. You may not transfer any of your rights under this privacy policy to any other person. We may transfer our rights under this privacy policy where we reasonably believe your rights will not be affected.
29. If any court or competent authority finds that any provision of this privacy policy (or part of any provision) is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision or part-provision will, to the extent required, be deemed to be deleted, and the validity and enforceability of the other provisions of this privacy policy will not be affected.
30. Unless otherwise agreed, no delay, act or omission by a party in exercising any right or remedy will be deemed a waiver of that, or any other, right or remedy.
31. This Agreement will be governed by and interpreted according to the law of England and Wales. All disputes arising under the agreement will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English and Welsh courts.
Changes to this privacy policy 
32. Computer Forensics Online Limited reserves the right to change this privacy policy as we may deem necessary from time to time or as may be required by law. Any changes will be immediately posted on the Website and you are deemed to have accepted the terms of the privacy policy on your first use of the Website following the alterations.
You may contact Computer Forensics Online Limited by email at
14 October 2019
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