Privacy Policy

Last Updated: October, 2018

This Cookie Policy (“Cookie POlicy” or “Policy”) is concerned with the websites operated by or otherwise supplied by doitonlineDIY (respectively, the “Site/s”, and “us” or “we”). By accessing and making use of the Site, you acknowledge and consent to the use of cookies, as detailed in this Policy.

We explicitly retain the right to alter this Policy periodically. If material changes are made to this Cookie Policy, we will notify you by means of the Site/s, we strongly recommend you to occasionally revisit this page for the latest updates on our privacy practices. Your continued use of the Site means you agree to be bound by such Policy changes. The only remedy available to you, in the event you do not accept the terms of this Policy, is to stop at once any use of the Site or to refuse accepting cookies, by adjusting your browser’s settings.

This Cookie Policy is an inherent part of our Privacy Policy and any terms and definitions that were defined in the Privacy Policy, apply in the same meaning to this Policy as well. This Policy explains:

  • What cookies are.
  • How cookies are used.
  • How third parties use cookies on the Site.
  • Your cookie options.
  • Interest-Based Advertising.
  1. What are cookies?
    A cookie is a small piece of data, in the form of a text file, sent from the Site and stored on your computer by your web browser and enables the Site or third party to recognize you as a visitor (as opposed to as an individual). Cookies are usually used for the following purposes: (i) to allow specific functions; (ii) to deliver analytics; (iii) to keep your preferences; and (iv) to enable ad supply and behavioral advertising.
    Cookies can either be session cookies or persistent cookies. A session cookie expires automatically when you close your browser. A persistent cookie will last until it expires, or until you delete the cookies from your browser. Expiration dates are set in the kookies themselves; some will expire after a few minutes only whereas others are defined to expire after longer periods. The cookies that are placed on your computer by the website you are visiting are sometimes referred to as “first party cookies,” whereas cookies placed by other entities, are sometimes referred to as “third party cookies.”
    Cookies are often used with pixel tags on the Sites. Pixel Tags (also referred to as web beacons or clear GIFs) are normally transparent graphic images placed on a website. These pixels are combined together with cookies to measure the activity of visitors on their websites that arrive via the services. For example, our business partners or us may us pixel tags to trail interactions on the Site/s or to understand referring of users to partners from our Site/s, or for Retargeting purposes, as we detailed in the Privacy Policy, or other interest-based advertising, as further defined in section 5 below.
  2. How are cookies used?
    When you visit and/or use our Site or engage with the Services, we, or a third party, may send a number of cookies to your computer. As explained in section 1 above, some of these cookies will be session cookies, used only if you select certain preferences or utilize certain features, while some cookies will be persistent and will be used for a longer-term purpose, as detailed in our Privacy Policy.Every cookie fulfills one of the following functions:

    • Essential Cookies: These are first party cookies, which enable users to use the features of the Site, e.g.: (i) making purchases, or (ii) remaining logged in.
    • Analytics Cookies: These are cookies which track information about the manner in which you use the Site/s, so that we may improve and be able to report on our performance. Another possible use for analytics cookies is for testing new ads, features or pages to measure the reaction of our users to them. Analytics cookies might be first-party or third-party cookies.
    • Preference Cookies: These are first-party cookies and are used for storing your Site preferences.
    • Ad Targeting Cookies: These are third-party cookies (also referred to as “behavioral” or “targeted” advertising) which are placed by or advertising networks or platforms for the purpose of: (i) enabling advertising networks to deliver ads that could be relevant based on your actions; and (ii) delivering ads and tracking ad performance.
  3. How do third parties use cookies on the Site/s?
    Third-party entities, like Third-Party Vendors, ad networks or analytics typically use cookies to collect user information on an anonymous basis. This information is usually used to better understand users’ actions and activities on the Site and other websites that were visited immediately after ours.
  4. What are my cookie options?
    If you have reservations concerning the idea of cookies in general, or certain types of cookies specifically, you can change the settings of your browser to delete cookies already placed and to refuse acceptance of new cookies. To learn more about how to perform these actions, visit the help pages of your browser. You should take into consideration, however, that should you choose to delete cookies, or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use some of the features we offer, you may not be able to keep your references stored, and some of our pages may not display properly.
    Opting out of third-party cookies is also possible, by following the instructions provided by each third party in its respective privacy policy.
  5. How to manage cookies?
    As we elaborate in our Cookie Policy, cookies assist you in getting the most out of our Site/s and services. Should you choose to disable cookies you may find that certain sections of our Site do not operate properly.

    • How to disable behaviorally targeted advertising cookies?
      If you have concerns about behaviorally targeted advertising cookies (which provide you with advertisements based on your use of our Site and other websites), you may visit www.youronlinechoices.eu (for users based in the European Union) or visit www.aboutads.info/choices (for users based in the US) for further information.
    • How to enable and disable cookies using your browser?
      • Google Chrome
        Click the wrench icon on the browser toolbar → Select ‘Settings’ → Click ‘Show advanced settings’ → in the “Privacy” section, click the ‘Content settings’ button.

        • To enable cookies in the “Cookies” section, pick ‘Allow local data to be set’, this will enable both first-party and third-party cookies. To enable only first-party cookies pick ‘Block all third-party cookies without exception’.
        • To block cookies, in the “Cookies” section, pick ‘Block sites from setting any data’
        • For more information on other cookie settings offered in Chrome, please refer to the following page from Google: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647
      • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, 7.0, 8.0
        • Click on ‘Tools’ at the top of your browser window and select ‘Internet Options’ → in the options window go to the “Privacy” tab.
        • To enable cookies: set the slider to ‘Medium’ or below.
        • To block cookies: Move the slider to the top to block all cookies.
        • Note that there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Explorer. For more information on other cookies settings offered in Internet Explorer, please refer to the following page from Microsoft: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies
      • Microsoft Edge
        • Click on the ‘More actions’ button on the toolbar, and select ‘Settings’.
        • Search for ‘View advanced settings’ and click on it.
        • Under “Cookies” section, select either ‘Don’t block cookies’ (default) or ‘Block only third party cookies’.
        • Restart Edge.
      • Mozilla Firefox
        • Click on ‘Tools’ in the browser menu and select ‘Options’ → Select the ‘Privacy panel’.
        • To enable cookies: Check ‘Accept cookies for sites.’
        • To block cookies: Uncheck ‘Accept cookies for sites.’
        • Note that there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Mozilla Firefox. For more information, please refer to the following page from Mozilla: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Enabling%20and%20disabling%20cookies
      • Opera
        • Click on ‘Setting’ at the browser menu and select ‘Settings’ → Select ‘Quick Preferences’
        • To enable cookies: Check ‘Enable Cookies’
        • To disable cookies: Uncheck ‘Enable Cookies’
        • Note that there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Opera. For further information on other cookie settings offered in Opera, please refer to the following page from Opera Software: http://www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/security/privacy/
      • Safari on OSX
        • Click on ‘Safari’ at the menu bar and select the ‘Preferences’ option → Click on ‘Security’
        • To enable cookies: In the “Accept cookies” section select ‘Only from site you navigate to’
        • To block cookies: in the “Accept cookies” section select ‘Never’
        • Note that there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Safari. For further information on other cookie settings offered in Safar, please refer to the following page from Apple: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Safari/3.0/en/9277.html
      • All other browsers
        • Please locate a ‘Help’ function in the browser menu or contact the browser provider.
  6. How to manage your cookies?
    The default setting of most internet browsers is to automatically accept and allow cookies of all types. As we elaborate above, you have the ability to change these settings to block certain types of cookies or to alert you when cookies are being placed on your device.
    Please take into consideration, that disabling the cookies we use may impact your user experience while visiting the Site, e.g., you may not be able to access certain areas of the Site or you may not receive personalized information or content when you visit the Site.
    For further information concerning the cookies that the Site uses, you can click here.
  7. Interest-Based Advertising
    In order to deliver personalized content and advertisement that we and other advertisers think will be of interest to you, we and third parties take part in interest-based advertising provided by vendors. In the event that third-parties are utilizing cookies or different technologies to perform these services, The Site does not control the use of this technology or any ensuing information for online, email, or mobile advertising, and does not bear responsibility for any policies or actions of such third parties.
    If you have any further questions concerning our Cookie Policy, do not hesitate to contact us by sending us an email to privacy@doitonlineDIY.com

Third-Party Cookies

Google

We utilize various products and features provided by Google LLC. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; “Google”).

  • Google Analytics
    • We utilize the analytic tools of Google Analytics for our services. Google Analytics makes use of cookies (see detailed definition in section 1 above). The cookie generates information about how you use the website (including your IP address), which will then be transmitted to Google and stored on servers in the United States.
    • Please take into consideration the fact that Google Analytics is augmented by the code “gat._anonymize();” on this website to ensure the anonymized collection of IP addresses (also known as IP-masking).
    • In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, we would like to point out, that should you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore, you can prevent Google from collecting and using your data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.
    • You can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the link below An opt-out cookie will be placed on the computer, which stops the future collection of your data when visiting this website: Disable Google Analytics.
    • Further information pertaining to the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or at https://www.google.de/intl/en_uk/policies/. Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is augmented by “anonymizeIP” to guarantee an anonymized collection of IP addresses (also known as IP-masking).
  • Google Dynamic Remarketing
    • We utilize Google Dynamic Remarketing to advertise our Site/s over the Internet, in particular on the Google Display Network. By placing a cookie on your web browser, dynamic remarketing will present ads to you that are based on which parts of our websites you have viewed. This cookie does not in any way identify you nor does it give access to your computer or mobile device. It is merely used to indicate to other websites that “This particular, yet unidentified, person visited a particular page, so show them ads relating to that page.” Google Dynamic Remarketing enables us to tailor our marketing to better suit your needs and only display ads that are relevant to you.
    • If you do not wish to be presented with ads from our Site, you may opt  out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting Google’s Ads Settings. For further information, visit Google’s Privacy Policy.
  • DoubleClick by Google
    • DoubleClick uses cookies to allow interest-based advertisements. These cookies show which ad has been displayed in the browser and whether or not you have accessed a website through an ad. The cookies do not collect your personal information.
    • If you do not wish to be presented with interest-based ads, you may opt  out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting Google’s Ads Settings. For further information, visit Google’s Privacy Policy.

Facebook

We utilize retargeting tags and Custom Audiences provided by Facebook Inc. (1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 64304, USA “Facebook”).

  • Facebook Custom Audiences
    • We use the product Facebook Custom Audiences within the context of interest-based online advertising. For this purpose, your usage data generates a non-personal and non-reversible checksum (hash value). This value can be transmitted to Facebook for analysis and marketing purposes. The information being collected contains your actions on our site (such as your visited subpages, browsing behavior, etc.). Your IP address is also transmitted and used for geographical controlling of advertising. The data collected is transmitted to Facebook encrypted only and is completely anonymous to us, which means that the personal data of individual users are not visible to us.
    • For further information regarding the privacy policy of Facebook and Custom Audiences, please check https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/ or https://www.facebook.com/business/a/online-sales/custom-audiences-website. If you wish to opt out of data acquisition via Custom Audiences, you may disable Custom Audiences here.
  • Facebook Exchange FBX
    When you access our websites with the help of the remarketing tags, a direct connection linking your browser and the Facebook server is established. Facebook receives the information that you have visited our website through your IP address. Facebook then assigns your visit to our website, to your user account. The information thus obtained can be used for the display of Facebook Ads. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the website, maintain no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and its usage by Facebook.
  • Facebook Conversion Tracking Pixel
    • This tool enables us to track the actions of users following their redirection to a provider’s website after they have clicked on a Facebook advertisement. We are therefore able to record the efficiency of Facebook advertisement for statistical and market research purposes. All collected data remain anonymous, which means that we cannot view the personal data of any individual user. The collected data are however, saved and processed by Facebook. We are notifying you regarding this matter according to the information we have available at this time. Facebook can connect the data it collects with your Facebook account and use it for their own advertising purposes, in compliance with Facebook’s privacy policy found under: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/. In addition, Facebook Conversion Tracking enables Facebook and its partners to display advertisements for you on and outside of Facebook. To do so, a cookie will be saved onto your computer.
    • By accessing and using the website, you agree to the data processing related to the integration of Facebook pixel.
    • If you would like to revoke your permission, please click here: https://www.facebook.com/ads/settings.

Hotjar

Hotjar is a Feedback and Analysis tool provided by Hotjar LTD (Level 2, St. Julians Business Centre, 3, Elia Zammit Street, St. Julians STJ 1000, Malta, Europe). It assists us in revealing the online feedback and behavior of our visitors. Hotjar utilizes a racking code which gathers your information and transmits it to the Amazon Web Services secure cloud servers that are based in Ireland. The following information may be collected through your device and browser:

  • device screen size;
  • device type (unique device identifiers) and browser information;
  • the IP address of your device (collected and kept in an anonymized format);
  • preferred language used to display the webpage;
  • geographic location (country only).

We make use of this information to improve the functionality of our website and to make it more more valuable, simpler and more user-friendly for your use.

You may choose not to have Hotjar collect your information when visiting a website using Hotjar at any time, by using a ‘Do Not Track’ header. You can read further on how to do that by clicking here. For further information, please refer to Hotjar’s Privacy Policy.

Outbrain

We utilize technologies by Outbrain, Inc. (Offices located at 39 West 13th Street, 3rd floor, New York, NY 10011, Attn: Legal Department, “Outbrain”) with our services to perform page views and to track clicks. This enables us to adjust our ad campaigns to users with common interests.

You may choose not to have Outbrain collect your information when visiting an Outbrain website. You can read further on how to do that by clicking here (opt-out button). For further information, please refer to Outbrain’s Privacy Policy.

Marketo

We utilize technologies by Marketo, Inc. (Offices located at 901 Mariners Island Boulevard Suite #500 (Reception) San Mateo, CA 94404, USA, “Marketo”) on this site to track page views. This enables us to promote this site to companies that are interested in being displayed on our Site/s.

You may choose not to have Marketo collect your information when visiting a Marketo website. You can read further on how to do that by clicking here (scroll to the bottom of the page). For further information, please refer to Marketo’s Privacy Policy.

Taboola

We utilize technologies by Taboola, Inc. (Offices located at 1115 Broadway, 7th fl., New York, NY, 10010, “Taboola”) on this site to track page views and clicks. This enables us to adjust our ad campaigns to users with common interests.

You may choose not to have Taboola collect your information when visiting a Taboola website. You can read further on how to do that by clicking here. For further information, please refer to Taboola’s Cookie Policy.

Quantic Mind

We utilize technologies by Quantic Mind, Inc. (Offices located at 935 Main St, Redwood City, CA 64093, USA, “Quantic Mind”) on this site to perform click outs tracking. This enables us to adjust our ad campaigns to users with common interests.

You may choose not to have Quantic Mind collect your information when visiting a Quantic Mind website. You can read further on how to do that by clicking here (scroll to “Your Choices Regarding Your Information” section). For further information, please refer to Quantic Mind’s Privacy Policy.

Gemini

We utilize technologies by Gemini, Inc. (Offices located at 701 1st Ave.  Sunnyvale, CA, 94089, “Yahoo”) on this site to perform pageviews tracking. This enables us to adjust our ad campaigns to users with common interests.

You may choose not to have Gemini collect your information when visiting a Gemini website. You can read further on how to do that by clicking here . For further information, please refer to Gemini’s Privacy Policy.

Callbox

We utilize technologies by Callbox, Inc. (Offices located at 877 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd Suite 207 Severna Park, MD 21146, USA, “Callbox”) on this site for the purpose of capturing the referring information, or any  information that does not persist after the visit, in addition to the landing page and subsequent pages that the user accesses. It additionally tracks information such as browser information, IP address and which phone numbers are viewed while on the website. This enables us to substantiate our partners’ billing process and adjust our phone-based ad campaigns for the purpose of approving its quality and its billing.

You may choose not to have Callbox collect your information when visiting a Callbox website. You can read further on how to do that by clicking here (scroll to “Behavioral Targeting/Re-Targeting**” section). For further information, please refer to Callbox’s Privacy Policy (scroll to “Cookies and Tracking Technology**” section).

ZoomAnalytics

We utilize technologies by ZoomAnalytics, Inc. (Offices located at 9 Hakfar, Kiryat-Ono, ISR 5552505, “ZoomAnalytics”) on this site to perform pageviews tracking. This enables us to adjust our ad campaigns and provide better offers for our users.

For further information, please visit ZoomAnalytics’ Privacy Policy.

New Relic

We utilize technologies by New Relic, Inc. (Offices located at San Francisco HQ 188 Spear St., Suite 1200, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA, “New Relic”) on this site to monitor our site applications. This enables us to identify problems in our users’ browsers and improve our site serving across the Internet.

You may choose not to have New Relic collect your information by using the “Do Not Track” settings on your web browser. For further information, please visit New Relic’s Privacy Policy.

 

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