Effective Date: September 23, 2019
Revised on October 15, 2019
Like many websites, we use “cookies” and web beacons. Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser. We use persistent, identifying cookies to remember your information and to link your activities to you. While you can take steps to warn off, block or disable cookies, if you do, the Site may not function and appear as we have designed it. Nonetheless, if you want to take these steps, you can do so by following the instructions associated with your browser.
For more information about cookies, including controlling and deleting them, please visit the www.aboutcookies.org website.
A web beacon is a transparent image file used to monitor your journey around a single website or collection of sites. They are also referred to as web bugs and are commonly used by sites that hire third-party services to monitor traffic. Web beacons may be used in association with cookies to understand how visitors interact with the content on the pages of a web site.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
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.
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.
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.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
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.
Embedded content we currently are using:
Third-Party Services. We contract with affiliated and non-affiliated third parties to provide services to us or to you on our behalf. Performance cookies collect information on how users interact with our websites, including what pages are visited most, as well as other analytical data. We use these details to improve how our websites function and to understand how users interact with them.
Our cookies collect information such as the following:
-The domain name and host from which you access the Internet and the Internet address of the site from which you direct-linked to ours; the date and time you access the Site and pages you visit;
-Your computer’s IP address and information about its operating system, platform, and the Web browser type and version you use; demographic and other non-personally identifiable profile information about you; and information to combat fraud or misuse.
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. Please use our contact form to request this.
To find out more about how to manage and delete cookies, visit aboutcookies.org. For more details on your choices regarding the use of your web browsing activity for interest-based advertising you may visit the following sites:
On a mobile device, you may also be to adjust your settings to limit ad tracking.
You can opt-out of Google Analytics by installing Google’s opt-out browser add-on.
Collection of Information by Third Parties.
Our Site may include third-party advertising, links to other websites, and other content from third-party businesses. The content posted by these parties will be reasonably identifiable as coming from a third party. We do not provide any PII to these advertisers, third-party websites, or other businesses, although- on occasion- we may mutually share non-personally identifiable (e.g. demographic) information to facilitate the delivery of relevant advertisements.
Do you comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act?
This website is directed to adults; it is not directed to children under the age of 13. We operate our site in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, and will not knowingly collect or use personal information from anyone under 13 years of age. If you are under 13, please do not send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number or email address. No one under age 13 is allowed to provide any personal information to ‘Cheap as DIY’. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13, it will be deleted. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us here .
What Does ‘Cheap as DIY’ Do With Collected Information?
Retention of Information: We retain information for as long as required, allowed or we believe it useful, but do not undertake retention obligations. We may dispose of information in our discretion without notice, subject to applicable law that specifically requires the handling or retention of information. You must keep your own, separate back-up records.
Generally. Subject to the terms of this Policy, we reserve the right to the following worldwide: use, access (or bar access to), process, disclose, display, share, transfer, store, retain, commingle, investigate, verify, prove, and otherwise deal with, voluntarily or as required by law, (collectively “Disclose”) all PII, non-PII and other information. We may Disclose the foregoing internally to third parties or through any databases for any purpose that is not prohibited by this Policy or, in our discretion, to help prevent or address perceived harm, damage or loss to us or others or to respond to subpoenas, search warrants, court orders, or other legal process. We reserve the right to send you customary business communications (i.e. acceptance/rejection notices regarding content submissions, general system, and administrative messages, etc.) without offering you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving them.
Does ‘Cheap as DIY’ Share Information With Other Parties?
We share information with third parties but only as described in this Section.
-Advertisers and Others. We share non-personally identifiable information with advertisers, service providers, and other persons with whom we conduct business. Similarly, these advertisers, service providers, and other persons may share with us non-PII about you that they have independently gathered or acquired.
-Third-Party Services. We contract with affiliated and non-affiliated third parties to provide services to us or to you on our behalf. Examples include providing marketing assistance, providing customer service, sending emails to you, removing repetitive information from customer lists, and analyzing data. These third parties may have access to your PII, but will be required to use this information solely in connection with these authorized business activities.
-Compliance and Safety. We may release user information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with applicable law, and to respond to legal requests and to respond to or otherwise address written complaints of copyright infringement; make disclosures under programs intended to prevent potential crimes or investigate persons; enforce or apply agreements, including the Terms and Conditions of Use; or protect the rights, property, or safety of our Site, our users, or others, including exchanging information with other companies for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
How Secure Is My Information?
Your Obligations. You must protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Please sign off when you have finished using a shared computer. Your emails to us are not necessarily secure against interception so do not include sensitive information in them. We will not ask for passwords in an email and you should assume that if you get such a request, it might be fraudulent. YOU MUST DO WHAT YOU REASONABLY CAN TO ENSURE THE SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION.
Our Security Measures. We take reasonable precautions to protect the security of our users’ information. ‘Cheap as DIY’ uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. However, neither people nor security systems are foolproof, including encryption systems. In addition, people can commit intentional crimes, make mistakes or fail to follow policies. Therefore, while we use reasonable efforts to protect your PII, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
What About Links to Other Sites?
The Site contains links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave ‘Cheap as DIY’ website and to read the privacy statements of every website that collects your PII. This Policy applies only to information collected by the ‘Cheap as DIY’ Site.
We reserve the right to change our Policy at any time. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately. If we make changes, we will indicate at the top of this page the revised Policy’s new effective date. We encourage you to refer to this Policy at least every 30 days to check for material changes to this Policy.
What data breach procedures we have in place
We will notify users at the top of the home page sidebar if there have been any security breaches of our site. We do not assume responsibility for breaches that may have occurred with our advertisers or those that provide analytics, spam protection or other services to our site. If their breach is serious, we may notify through our sidebar on the home page but assume no obligation to do so. Read the above section ‘How Secure is my Information’ for our security measures.
What If I Have Other Questions Or Concerns About Privacy Or This Policy?
We periodically verify that the policy is accurate, comprehensive for the information intended to be covered, prominently displayed, completely implemented, and in conformity with the principles. We encourage interested persons to raise any concerns with us using the contact information below. We will investigate and attempt to resolve complaints and disputes regarding the use and disclosure of personal information in accordance with the principles contained in this policy.
Customer Services. For customer service matters (including questions relating to this Policy), you may contact us.