Website Visitors

Like most website operators, DIY Girls 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. DIY Girls’ purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how DIY Girls’ visitors use its website. From time to time, DIY Girls may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

DIY Girls also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments. DIY Girls 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 DIY Girls’ website choose to interact with DIY Girls in ways that require DIY Girls to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that DIY Girls gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. Those who engage in transactions with DIY girls are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, DIY Girls collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with DIY Girls. DIY Girls 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.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

DIY Girls 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 DIY Girls’ behalf or to provide services available at DIY Girls’ website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. DIY Girls’ 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, DIY Girls discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when DIY Girls believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of DIY Girls third parties or the public at large. DIY Girls takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. DIY Girls uses cookies to help DIY Girls identify and track visitors, their usage of DIY Girls website, and their website access preferences. DIY Girls visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using DIY Girls’ website, with the drawback that certain features of DIY Girls’ website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, DIY Girls may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in DIY Girls’ sole discretion. DIY Girls encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

DIY Girls is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.