Privacy Policy

What is The Benefits of FI

We are a website and community devoted to helping people understand how benefits impact them on their journey to financial independence.

You can read more about us here.

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We collect as little data as we can to keep the site running smoothly and to help us get you to the content you like the most. We will never, ever sell your data to a third party. Our interest in data is driven solely by making the experience the best it can be for our community.


Spam Be Gone: 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.

Like most sites built with a template, we use Gravatar for comments to expedite signup and promote greater user security. 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.


Watch the GPS: 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.

Also, please, don’t upload anything copyrighted for which you are not the holder of that copyright and/or do not have permission to use the media file in question. Woke FI people don’t steal content.

Contact forms

Information provided in contact forms goes directly to an email address rather than being saved to a database. As such, we will only use your contact info for the purpose outlined in the contact form. An exception is if you are providing your contact information to be added to a mailing list or newsletter, in which case your information is saved to a list that adheres to CAN-SPAM Act guidelines.


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

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.

Who we share your data with

We will not share your data with any third parties, except in aggregate and de-identified in all ways. We will never sell your data to third parties.

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.

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.

Your contact information

Your contact information is only retained for one-time contact purposes except, as noted above, you provide contact information to be added to a mailing list, in which case your information is saved to a list that adheres to CAN-SPAM Act guidelines.

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