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Privacy Policy

Introduction

This statement sets out how DIYROMANCE.COM, located at https://diyromance.com/, uses and protects your personal data. We are committed to ensuring the privacy of personal data provided by those visiting and interacting with this website. We hold the privacy of your personal data in the highest regard. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website.

We recognize the importance of protecting your privacy and our policy is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect, use and safeguard the personal data you provide to us, and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our site. This policy will be continuously assessed against new legislation, technologies, business practices and our customers’ needs.

This statement describes how we collect and process your data and personal information.

Information We Collect When You Visit This Website

When you visit this web site you may provide us with two types of information: personal data you knowingly choose to disclose, which is collected on an individual basis; and website use information, which is collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our site.

Personal Data You Choose to Provide

There are various ways in which you may choose to disclose personal data when visiting this website.

Registration Information

When you register for newsletters, contact us or comment on any of our posts; you may provide us with personally identifiable information about yourself.

  • Your name
  • Your email address
  • Your IP address
  • Your website URL
  • Any personal details you disclose when contacting us or commenting on our blog

When you purchase any of our products, we may in addition hold information about your individual subscription to such products: your account name and password, and your transaction history.

Payment Information

We do not hold any information regarding payments, as these are processed by a recognized third party.

Email Information

If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses.

Comments

If you comment on any of our posts, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also your IP address and browser user agent string to help in the detection of spam.

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. From this service, and following approval, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact Forms

If you subscribe to any of our services using a Contact Form, we will collect the information you submit, usually a name and an email address, and use it to provide you with further information via email. This may include newsletters, alerts of new articles and posts on our websites, and information about other products and services, from us and from third parties, that may be of interest to you. Your participation in these services will be at your own discretion. We will not pass on, sell or rent your personal data to third parties.

You will be able to unsubscribe at any time, either by emailing us directly at support@diyromance.com, or by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any email.

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.

Embedded Content From Other Websites

Articles and posts on this website 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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content, as if you have an account and are logged into that website.

Akismet & Spam

This website uses the Akismet anti-spam service. Aksimet collects information about visitors who comment on websites that use their anti-spam service. The information Akismet collects depends on how the user sets up Akismet for that website, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and website URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself). For more information about Akismet’s privacy policy, go here.

How Do We Use the Information That You Provide to Us?

We use the information you provide to reply to your comments, and to create and manage the account for your purchase or subscription. We may also verify your identity and entitlement to our services, should you subsequently contact us for customer support.

On the basis of your consent, we may also send newsletters, product updates, and information on new products and services; both our own new products and those provided by third parties. We will not share or disclose any of your personal data with any third parties, except to the extent it is necessary to process transactions, or provide services that you have requested.

If, having left our website, you purchase a product or service we promote, the company you purchase from will notify us of the purchase. We do not receive any information from them that personally identifies you.

We may contact you from time to time for market research purposes; in order to customize the website to better reflect your needs and interests.

We are also obliged to keep records to fulfil our legal obligations: for tax purposes and to provide information on request to public authorities.

Web Site Use Information

Similar to other websites, our website utilizes a standard technology called “cookies” and web server log files to collect information about how our website is used. Information gathered through cookies and web server log files may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, the time spent at our website, and the websites visited just before and just after visiting our website.

To find out how we process and use cookies, please see our Cookie Policy.

What Are Log Files?

We follow a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites.

All hosting companies do this, and it is a standard part of the analytics logged and retained by hosting services. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks.

These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of this information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.

Social Media Features and Widgets

Where our websites include social media features, such as Facebook’s “Like” button, and widgets, such as the “Share This” button, these features are usually recognizable by their third-party brand or logo. They may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our website, and set a cookie to enable the feature to work properly. Social media features and widgets may be hosted either by a third-party, or directly on our site. Any interaction with a third-party feature is governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

IP Addresses

IP addresses are used by your computer every time you are connected to the Internet. Your IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer. IP addresses are automatically collected by our web server as part of demographic and profile data known as traffic data, so that data (such as the web pages you request) can be sent to you.

No personal information about you is revealed in this process.

How We Disclose Your Personal Data

We do not share, sell, lend or lease any of the information that uniquely identifies a subscriber (such as email addresses or personal details) with anyone except to the extent it is necessary to process transactions, or provide services that you have requested.

Service Providers Processing Data on Our Behalf

We may use service providers, such as payment card processors, to process your personal data on our behalf for the purposes described in this statement. We require such service providers to keep data secure and confidential, and not to use it for their own purposes. If you have an independent relationship with these service providers, their privacy policy and statements will apply to such relationships.

How Can You Access and Correct Your Information?

You may request access to all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain in our database by emailing us at support@diyromance.com .

If you have previously agreed to us using your personal data for information and/or marketing purposes, you may withdraw this permission at any time by emailing us or clicking on the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any email. If you believe we are holding information that is incorrect or which violates your privacy, please email us at support@diyromance.com with the details and we will correct or delete it.

What About Legally Compelled Disclosure of Information?

We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so; in other words, when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it, or for the protection of our legal rights. We may also disclose account information when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our Terms of Use, or to protect the safety of our users and/or of the public.

What About Other Websites Linked to Our Site?

We are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our website, or for the information or content contained therein. Often links to other websites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to the users of our website.

Please remember that when you use a link to go from our website to another website, our Privacy Policy is no longer in effect. Your browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to or from our site, is subject to that website’s own rules and policies. Please consult those rules and policies before proceeding or taking any action.

Your Consent

By using our website you consent to our collection and use of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to amend this privacy policy at any time.

Under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) we are a Data Controller of your information.

We have the following legal basis for collecting and using this personal data, which depends on what personal data we collect and the specific context in which we collect it.

  • DIYROMANCE.COM needs to perform a contract with you.
  • You have given DIYROMANCE.COM permission to do so.
  • Processing your personal information is in DIYROMANCE.COM legitimate interests.
  • COM needs to comply with the law.

DIYROMANCE.COM will retain your personal information only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use your information to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce our policies.

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. If you wish to be informed what personal data we hold about you; or if you want such information to be removed from our systems, please contact us at support@diyromance.com.

In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:

  • The right to access, update or to delete the information we have on you.
  • The right of rectification.
  • The right to object.
  • The right of restriction.
  • The right to data portability.
  • The right to withdraw consent.

We will hold your Personal Data on our systems for the longest of the following periods.

  1. As long as necessary to maintain our ongoing business relationship, or as needed to provide you with the products, services or information to which you are entitled or can otherwise reasonably expect to receive from us.
  2. As long as necessary for the purpose for which we collected it, or for which you supplied it to us in accordance with any product or service purchased or received.
  3. Any retention period that is necessary to comply with our legal obligations, in order to resolve disputes or enforce our agreements.
  4. The end of the period in which litigation or investigations might arise in respect of our business relations or other interactions with you.

Your personal data will be deleted or de-identified when it is no longer needed for its originally stated purpose, or any additional compatible purpose for which we may lawfully further process such 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, 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.

Storage of Your Personal Data

We are committed to keeping your information secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have various physical, electronic and managerial procedures in place to safeguard and secure the information we collect from you. All information held by this website is securely stored and only accessible to relevant staff members in the execution of their tasks.

This site employs Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocols to prevent the loss, misuse or unauthorized alteration of your personal data, but we make no assurances about our ability to prevent any such loss, misuse or alteration; to you or to any third party arising out of any such happenstance.

The data we collect from you is stored, with risk-appropriate technical and organizational security measures applied to it, on third-party servers in the United States of America and/or the European Union.

Surveys & Contests

From time to time our website may request information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and address), and demographic information (such as zip code, sex, age level, educational qualifications etc.). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.

A Special Note About Children

Children are not eligible to use our services, and we do not knowingly collect or solicit personal data from anyone under the age of 18, or knowingly allow them to utilize or register with the website as users.

Use or access to this website by anyone under 18 is prohibited. Should you believe we hold information relating to such person or persons, please contact us immediately at support@diyromance.com.

Acquisition or Changes in Ownership

In the event that this website (or a substantial portion of its assets) is acquired by a third party, your personal data would be considered part of those assets, and may be part of those assets that are transferred. We will notify you of any such deal and outline your choices in that event.

Changes to this Statement

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make any material changes, we will email users who have given us permission to do so. We will also post any changes here, so be sure to check back periodically. However, please be assured that if the Privacy Policy changes in the future, we will not use the personal information you have submitted to us under this Privacy Policy in a manner that is materially inconsistent with this Privacy Policy, without your prior consent.

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