These are general tips for avoiding the entrapment of proprietary systems. This page will be updated as new tips become relevant. Please leave a comment with any tips you are aware of!
1. Do not opt to sign in to a website using Google or Facebook or any other account info. Always use a different email address to sign up for a service, never use your personal or work email.
2. Get an email account to use specifically for signing up for services or registering on websites. ideally you should have a few email accounts designated to sign up or register on websites offering you an account. Protonmail.com is great for this and you can have several Proton email accounts. I name my accounts to be related to my activity, such as firstname.lastname@example.org when I sign up for information or I send an enquiry about about a software product.
3. Again - never use your personal or main work email address to request information or to sign up for an account. You will most likely get spam from a site you are purchasing from, as they sell your information to other sites! Spam-a-lama-ding-dong.