Your privacy is very important to us. At Main Street DIY we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:
- We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
- We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
- We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.
Main Street DIY operates http://www.mainstreetdiy.com. It is Main Street DIY’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Main Street DIY collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Main Street DIY’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Main Street DIY’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Main Street DIY may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Main Street DIY also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. Main Street DIY only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Main Street DIY’s website choose to interact with Main Street DIY in ways that require Main Street DIY to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Main Street DIY gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive Main Street DIY updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, Main Street DIY collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Main Street DIY. Main Street DIY does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Main Street DIY may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Main Street DIY may monitor the most popular pages on the mainstreetdiy.com site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. Main Street DIY may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Main Street DIY does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Main Street DIY discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Main Street DIY’s behalf or to provide services available at Main Street DIY’s website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Main Street DIY’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Main Street DIY will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Main Street DIY discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Main Street DIY believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Main Street DIY, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Main Street DIY website and have supplied your email address, Main Street DIY may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Main Street DIY and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Main Street DIY takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Main Street DIY, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Main Street DIY goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Main Street DIY may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.