DIY Bride™ is committed to protecting the privacy of its members. The following policies apply to diybride.com and any other of our other sites.
Personally Identifiable Information:
Registration For Our Site
Anyone can view our site, but free registration is required for access to the full range of information and services.
Diybride.com requires that you supply an e-mail address to register. You will also be asked for demographic information, which is optional. By using diybride.com, you are agreeing to the terms of our User Agreement.
Contests and Special Offers
On occasion, DIY Bride™ collects personal information from readers in connection with optional contests or special offers. If this information is to be shared with a third party other than DIY Bride™, we will notify you at the time of collection. If you do not want any personal information shared, you may always decline to participate in the contest or special offer.
Reader Surveys and Market Research
DIY Bride™ may collect personal information from members in connection with voluntary surveys. Data may be collected on our web site, on a survey company’s web site or through the mail. The information you provide in answer to optional survey questions may be shared, but only in the aggregate, with advertisers and partners unless we notify you otherwise at the time of collection.
Aggregate Information Collected Through Technology:
Cookies and Other Technologies
As is standard practice on many web sites, DIY Bride™ uses “cookies” and other technologies to recognize you and provide personalization, as well as to help us understand which parts of our web site is the most popular, where our visitors are going on our site, and how much time they spend there. Users who do not accept cookies from the domain “diybride.com” cannot access most areas of our site.
We reserve the right to place a cookie on your computer with a unique, anonymous number to ensure that your browser does not see the same advertisement repeatedly, to sequence ads in a series, and to measure the number of unique visitors who have viewed a particular ad or visited a particular web page.
In addition, advertisers may elect to use third-party advertising companies to serve ads onto our web site. In the course of serving these advertisements, the third-party advertisers may place or recognize a unique “cookie” on your browser. We do not have access to these cookies or any information that they may contain. Acceptance of cookies from domains other than diybride.com is optional and will not affect member access to our site.
DIY Bride™ logs IP (Internet protocol) addresses, or the location of your computer on the Internet, for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes. We use the IP address log in an aggregate fashion to track access to our site. We also use IP addresses to identify problem users, spambots, and other disruptive users in the event of removing users or disallowing access to our site.
Log data is only used in aggregate to analyze usage of our Website.
What do we do with the information we gather about you?
DIY Bride™ may perform statistical, demographic, and marketing analyses of subscribers and their subscribing and purchasing patterns, for product development purposes and to generally inform advertisers about the nature of our subscriber base. We also use such information to allow advertising to be targeted, in aggregate, to readers for whom such advertising is most pertinent.
We may use demographic and preference information to allow advertising on our web sites to be targeted, in aggregate, to the users for whom they are most pertinent. This means users see advertising that is most likely to interest them, and advertisers send their messages to people who are most likely to be receptive, improving both the viewer’s experience and the effectiveness of the ads. We will disclose information to third parties only in aggregate form.
User-Generated Content (comments, forums, and discussions)
We offer the ability for readers to post content in a number of areas on our web site. Any information you disclose when posting on our site, along with your user name, becomes public and may be used by DIY Bride™ for online and off-line promotional or commercial uses in any and all media. Any posting becomes public as soon as it is published online. For more information, please refer to the User Agreement.
E-Mail Communication and Addresses
If you choose to receive them, DIY Bride™ will periodically send you e-mail newsletters or promotional e-mail about services offered by DIY Bride™ and its advertisers.
We will not share, sell, rent, swap, or authorize any third party to use your e-mail address without your permission. If you feel you have received an e-mail message from us in error, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
E-mail newsletters: DIY Bride™ offers e-mail newsletters. If you no longer wish to receive a specific newsletter, follow the “unsubscribe” instructions located near he bottom of each newsletter. To manage your diybride.com e-mail preferences, please visit your Community Control Panel.
HTML e-mail: We may include coding to determine whether or not readers have viewed the message. This process does not leave any information on your computer, nor does it collect information from your computer. DIY Bride™ will share this data with others in aggregate only.
E-mail from you: If you send us e-mail messages, you should be aware that information disclosed in those messages may not be secure or encrypted and thus may be available to others. We suggest you exercise caution when deciding to disclose any personal or confidential information in e-mail. We will use your e-mail address to respond directly to your questions or comments.
With whom do we share gathered information?
If you have registered with us, DIY Bride™ will not sell, rent, swap, or authorize any third party to use your e-mail address or any information that personally identifies you without your permission. We do, however, share information about our audience in aggregate form.
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to protect the information we collect online.
Compliance With Legal Process
We may disclose personal information if we are required to do so by law or we in good faith believe that such action is necessary to:
(1) comply with the law or with legal process,
(2) protect and defend our rights and property,
(3) protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our web site, or
(4) protect the personal safety or property of our users or the public. (Among other things, this means that if you provide false information or attempt to pose as someone else, information about you may be disclosed as part of any investigation into your actions.)
Changes in This Policy