Privacy Policy

DIY MY DESIGN Privacy Policy (“Diymydesign”)

We know that you care how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate your trust that we will do so carefully and sensibly. This notice describes the DIY MY DESIGN privacy policy for the Diymydesign.com website (“Diymydesign”).

Our primary purpose in collecting personal information is to provide you with a safe, smooth, efficient, and customized experience. This allows us to provide services and features that most likely meet your needs, and to customize our service to make your experience safer and easier. We only collect personal information about you that we consider necessary for achieving this purpose.

Information Usage

This DIY MY DESIGN privacy policy intends that in general, our privacy policy, and our collection and use of information are as follows:

Diymydesign will not sell or disclose your name or email address to third parties without your explicit consent, except as specified in this privacy policy. When you register an online account with Diymydesign , we will collect personal information such as your name, e-mail address and shipping address. We use this information to process and fulfill your order and to notify you of your order status.

Diymydesign automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, cookies, and the pages you request and uses information for the following general purposes: products and services provisioning, billing, identification and authentication, services improvement, contact, research, and anonymous reporting. IP addresses are automatically reported by your browser each time you view a web page. Your IP address is stored in Diymydesign ’s user registration databases when you register with
Diymydesign.

We automatically track certain information based upon your behavior on the Site. We use this information to do internal research on our users’ demographics, interests, and behavior to better understand, protect and serve you and our community.

1. Log Files

As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information may include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data. We may combine this automatically collected log information with other information we collect about you. We do this to improve marketing, analytics, and site functionality.

2. Cookies

A cookie is a small text file that collects information about the use of a website. These cookies do not contain any personal data, cannot be identified as any specific person, and as long as not otherwise stated, are automatically deleted within two years. This data is not merged with any other data sources.

It’s possible to use the websites without cookies. You can disable or restrict cookies to certain websites via your web browser’s security settings or set the browser to inform you as soon as a cookie is sent. You can delete cookies from the hard disk of your device at any time via your browser. idealo will subsequently inform you of individual cases where cookies are used. Each third party will include a link enabling you to block use of cookies (Opt Out).

However, such an opt out will no longer remain valid once you have deleted the cookies saved on your device. Every device requires a unique address in order to enable the transmission of data via the Internet – referred to as the IP address. The workings of the Internet ensure that each IP address must be saved for a short period of time. No individual can be recognised from a full IP address without disclosure from the service provider and such disclosure is only permitted under particular circumstances as determined by a court of law. idealo will inform you in unique cases where IP addresses are to be processed further.

In order to satisfy the legal requirement for documentation of your consent to receiving emails from us, Diymydesign saves the IP address used when you register for our services. This is done in accordance with the DIY MY DESIGN privacy policy.

3. Registration

During registration and order process you are required to give truthful contact information (such as name and email address) in accordance with our terms of use. We use this information to contact you about the services on our site in which you have expressed interest.

4. Orders

If you purchase a product or service from us, we request certain personally identifiable information from you on our order form. You must provide contact information (such as name and email). We use this information for billing purposes and to fill your orders.

5. Surveys or Contests

THE DIY MY DESIGN privacy policy states that we may provide you the opportunity to participate in contests or surveys on our site. If you participate, we will request certain personally identifiable information from you. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and shipping address) and demographic information. We use this information to notify contest winners and award prizes, to monitor site traffic, or to personalize the site (in the case of anonymous information collected in surveys) and to send participants an email newsletter.

6.Third party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We, therefore, have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

7. Special Offers and Updates

We will occasionally send you information on products, services, special deals, and promotions. You can sign up for these emails from us on our newsletter sign up page. Out of respect for your privacy, we present the option not to receive these types of communications.

8. Newsletters

If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter(s), we will use your email address to send the newsletter to you. Out of respect for your privacy, we provide you a way to unsubscribe.

9. Customer Service

Based on the personally identifiable information you provide us, we will send you a welcoming email to verify your username and password. We will communicate with you in response to your inquiries, to provide the services you request, and to manage your account.

Note: Support is available via email, typically between the hours of 9 AM and 5 PM (SAST) Monday through Friday. Support requests are answered in the order received, with priority support member questions being answered first. You may email Support using this email address.

11. Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post changes to this privacy policy and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.
We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make changes that materially affect our uses or disclosures of personally identifiable information that we have previously collected, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our homepage.

12. Contacting Us

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at [email protected]

Effective Date: 19 March 2019

Additional Information

Who we are

Our website address is: https://diymydesign.com/.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

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.

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.

Media

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.

Cookies

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.

When 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.

DIY MY DESIGN Privacy Policy on 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.

Analytics

What we do with the information we gather

  • We require this information to provide you with service that meets your level of expectation.
  • Internal record keeping, and providing access to files you have purchased or supporting materials made available therein.
  • We may use the information to improve security or provide customer support for you.
  • We may use the information to improve on our products and services.
  • For legal reasons (such as taxes)

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 – DIY MY DESIGN Privacy Policy

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.

How we protect your data

Diymydesign will not sell or rent your personal information to third parties. Diymydesign will not use or share your personal information in a manner that differs from what is described in this Privacy Statement without your prior consent.