Privacy Policy

Layer7 Tools (“Layer7 Tools”) operates Layer7 and may operate other websites. It is Layer7 Tools’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Layer7 Tools collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Layer7 Tools’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Layer7 Tools’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Layer7 Tools may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Layer7 Tools also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on Layer7 blogs/sites. Layer7 Tools only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Layer7 Tools’s websites choose to interact with Layer7 Tools in ways that require Layer7 Tools to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Layer7 Tools gathers depend on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at Layer7 to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Layer7 Tools are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Layer7 Tools collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfil the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Layer7 Tools. Layer7 Tools does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Layer7 Tools may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its websites. Layer7 Tools may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Layer7 Tools does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Layer7 Tools discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organisations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Layer7 Tools’s behalf or to provide services available at Layer7 Tools’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organisations may be located outside of your home country; by using Layer7 Tools’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Layer7 Tools will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organisations, as described above, Layer7 Tools discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental requests, or when Layer7 Tools believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Layer7 Tools, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Layer7 Tools website and have supplied your email address, Layer7 Tools may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Layer7 Tools and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Layer7 Tools takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorised access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


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. Layer7 Tools uses cookies to help Layer7 Tools identify and track visitors, their usage of Layer7 Tools website, and their website access preferences. Layer7 Tools visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Layer7 Tools’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Layer7 Tools’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Layer7 Tools, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Layer7 Tools goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Layer7 Tools may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.


Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognise your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Layer7 Tools and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Layer7 Tools may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Layer7 Tools’s sole discretion. Layer7 Tools encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a Layer7 account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our privacy policy, please get in touch with us via the Contact Page.