Privacy policy

Cookies

We collect cookies. A cookie is a small file stored on your computer and which contains data. For more information, please visit All About Cookies.

You may turn off cookies through your browser settings. To learn how to do so, use the browser’s Help Menu.

What we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.Visitor comments may also be checked through an automated spam detection service.

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. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your 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.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

Email subscription

When signing up for our email newsletter, we collect your email address, name, date and time of the subscription, and the list you subscribed to for marketing and communication purposes. We may also collect data concerning the date and time when you have interacted with the newsletter, such as by clicking on links included in the message.

Please note that we do not share the information provided through an email subscription and that you may opt-out of our email subscription at any time by clicking “Unsubscribe” and following the instructions provided in each email. Your information will be kept as long as you are subscribed.

Contact form

When using our contact form, we use the information you provide (such as name, email and message) to store all communications/correspondence indefinitely and reply to your message and/or future correspondence. The information provided through the contact form will not be shared without your consent and will not be used for unsolicited emails.

Google analytics

We use Google Analytics in order to improve the functionality of our website as well as for marketing purposes. Google Analytics uses cookies (see “Cookies” above for more information) which may collect non-identifiable information such as device information, demographics and more for up to 26 months from the last time a user has visited a website.

Your data will be collected by Google once you have accepted the use of cookies on our website. You may revoke cookies at any time.

Google Adsense

We use third party vendors, such as Google to serve ads on our website. They use cookies that enables them and their partners to serve you ads based on your current and/or prior visits to our website and/or other websites. You may opt out of personalized advertising by visiting Ads Settings.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site 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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Your rights

You may ask us to:

  • Correct/update your personal information;
  • Delete your personal information; and
  • Provide you with the personal information we hold about you

How we protect data

We protect your data in many ways. We:

  • Use SSL (secure sockets layer);
  • Keep our software up to date;
  • Create weekly backups;
  • Use strong passwords;
  • Use security software;
  • Frequently scan the website for vulnerabilities, malware and security;
  • Sanitize user inputs and encrypt passwords;
  • Remove unneeded plugins and themes;
  • Limit the amount of users and restrict access; and
  • much more!

Data breach procedure

Our data breach procedure is as follows:

  1. Change all passwords
  2. Create a backup
  3. Identify the hack and remove it
  4. Change all passwords again
  5. Look into possible preventative measures and implement such measures when possible
  6. Consider contacting law enforcement
  7. Inform commentators by email

Contact us

If you would like to contact us regarding our processing of personal data or our privacy policy, you may do so by email at contact@constructionhowto.com.

Changes

We may make changes to our privacy policy at any given moment and at our own discretion. We encourage you to regularly check our privacy policy for such changes. Continued use of our website signifies that you are in agreement with our privacy policy.

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