Privacy Policy Cookies Disclosure

Privacy Policy and Cookies Disclosure   19/May/2018 (latest update)

To comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) we need to ensure the information we give you is concise, transparent, written in an easy to understand language! So we have struggled reading all the big words and hopefully made it clear, as requested, so even a child can understand. Here goes – key points.

The GDPR applies to organisations located within the EU and organisations located outside of the EU offering goods or services, or monitoring behaviour of, EU data subjects. Applied to ‘personal data’ – any identifiable information relating to a person who can be directly or indirectly identified in particular by name, identification number, location data or identified online. Forcing fresh technology and changes in the way organisations collect information about people.

Consent must be clear and noticeable from other matters it must be as easy to withdraw consent as it is to give it.  Clear ‘opt-in’ consent is required for processing sensitive personal data -whereas non-sensitive data collection requires clear ‘opt-out’ consent. 

We value our readers’ privacy and note we do not actually collect personal data for ourselves. But we do have cookies on our website that allow third-parties to collect data/tracking they require to recognise we forwarded you via a link to their website. We need to allow this as publishers/affiliates for other companies promoting and showcasing their products and sometimes services, in return for a commission should you make a purchase. Before we agree to add a product/service link to our website we check that it is something and somewhere we are happy to link to, but we cannot be held responsible for third-party policies, just as they cannot be held responsible for our policies.

We also have cookies that collect data/tracking needed to help improve our website including Google and Pinterest Analytics. Information such as; pages visited, length of time on a web page, device type so we know how mobile and desktop engagement differ and if we should make any improvements. Also, which countries website visitors came from. We do not have access to any personal information such as names, addresses, date of birth or payment details. Third-party websites will need more personal information if they are to process a payment or set up an account for you with them. Therefore, before shopping online you should ensure the website can be trusted. Reading through privacy policies and cookie disclosures can be very long-winded which is part of the reason this update has been deemed necessary. Our understanding is the policy will strengthen how personal data is used, whilst making businesses accountable to do all they can to prevent fraud and hacking of your personal data. If you require more detail and useful information check this EU GDPR Information Portal.

If you should email us to get in touch our email is safe and we do not keep for longer than necessary or forward your details. We are not building a contact list. We wish to grow trust with our readers and hope you return to our website time after time without us having to remind you constantly who we are. Although we might pop-up on social media such as Twitter or Instagram, for example, who also have to comply with the same privacy policies. Sorry, concise means keep it to the point.

We do not ask you for your personal details on our website and you do not send us any money that happens on third-party sites.

We also comply with recommended safety guards; including having the HTTPS in our URL making our site more secure. You should look for the green padlock sign plus the word secure before the https and the name of the website. All website owners should at the least be working towards this. We aim to link to safe sites that we trust and we handpick any banner ads that we place on our pages, we do not have pop-up ads or use any data to target you with specific ads, we hope you visit us because of the products we choose to showcase, we don’t wish to link you to somewhere unsafe! 

‘Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) is the secure version of HTTP, the protocol over which data is sent between your browser and the website that you are connected to. The ‘S’ at the end of HTTPS stands for ‘Secure‘. It means all communications between your browser and the website are encrypted.’ Googled

Don’t panic if you don’t see HTTPS on a website you are visiting but you should expect to see it on pages where you are transferring personal data such as making a payment. Sometimes the HTTPS has a line through usually due to outward links that do not have the same status as the one you are on. Hope that clears it up a little.

Affiliate Marketing
fashion diy participates in affiliate marketing programs whereby we receive a small commission only when certain products are purchased through links on our website. We also showcase Indie Music, include Indie Authors on our book pages and showcase Indie on our independent clothing page these have been self-chosen with no monetary value unless already associated with any of our affiliates including Amazon for books and iTunes for music. We will only showcase what we like and things that might be on our wish list. We are obliged to clarify that when you click on affiliate links we earn a small commission which will hopefully enable us to keep this website updated and continue to showcase all the awesome people and businesses being viewed by our amazing readers. So fashion diy say ‘thank you’ in advance, we really appreciate if you choose our affiliates.

Does fashion diy collect any information on you?
We don’t currently have an email subscription, but if you should email us with an enquiry we will keep that data safe for our own records only for a limited time, if not needed as confirmation of allowing us to publish your music on our page for example. We will never forward to other companies or individuals. Although we do report phishing emails and forward to appropriate agencies so don’t try to catch us out on that. We can delete an email early if you request by replying to the same email.

Does fashion diy use cookies?
Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computers hard drive through your web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognise your browser and capture and remember certain information. The cookies are only used for the affiliate links and analytical data such as Google and Pinterest who help inform us of our visitor’s behaviour such as pages visited and time on site, this helps us make improvements we don’t do anything else with the information available. You can opt to dis-allow the cookies and view our website without us earning any commission which will not make a difference to your visit.

More information about the confusing little Cookies 

Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance / California Privacy Rights
fashion diy values your privacy we’ve taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with Online Privacy Protection Act. fashion diy, therefore, will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent it is not even in any of our wildest plans so privacy is safe. California has its own online privacy protection act compliance, which we are obliged to mention but we treat everyone the same Californian or not we value your privacy.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance (COPPA)
fashion diy is in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act) and does not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. The website services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older, although the site is ideal for some young adults or older children as there are pages that will appeal and we hope to inspire giving them ideas on how to challenge themselves diy style. Young children are not our target audience and we do not expect they will be clicking links and making purchases without a parent/carer alongside them (pleading with them to pay no doubt). There are a few warnings on the music page due to some explicit language that we chose to showcase but the music is available through their links no explicit pictures or words posted on our music page. The same with the book page recommended books may contain some explicit language but we do not highlight those and not to an extent that would give the books an X-rating. The film/movie page shows authorised trailers where the film rating will be displayed or available through further checks we do not promote un-appropriate material. Parents/Carers please help us comply, by monitoring your child/children when they are online as well, thank you.

Online Privacy Policy Only
This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline although we would treat it the same.

Changes to our Privacy Policy
If we make any adjustments to the policy here we’ll post those changes on this page, and/or update the Privacy Policy modification date below. This policy was last modified on 19 May 2018.

Contacting fashion diy
If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us by email we will get back to you asap.

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