Privacy Policy

Last Updated: June 24, 2016

Maintaining your privacy and trust is important to us at DIY Home Security Guide. This privacy policy is designed to tell you if and how personal information may be collected and used on this website so that you may make an informed decision about using our website.

Please read this policy before submitting any personal information. By using our website, you consent to the information collection and use practices described in this policy. The date of the last revision is always posted at the top of this page. Your use of this website following the posting of such changes or revised policy shall constitute acceptance of any such changes. We invite you to review our privacy policy whenever you visit our website to ensure that you understand how any personal information you may provide will be used.

DIY Home Security Guide is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. To contact us, please visit the Contact page. We value your privacy and we will not sell, share, or rent any information to others in any ways other than what is disclosed in this policy.

What Information Is Collected?

In order to provide our users with certain products or services we may collect a couple different types of information. We occasionally may need to collect certain types of information in order to provide our users with particular features, services and offers. Personal Information means information that identifies a person or shows a persons location. Examples include a first and last name, an address or an e-mail address.

Passive Collection

Web software automatically collects certain information from a user’s computer when that user logs on or moves about our website. We do not connect this information to any other information the user may provide us; we only use it to get a broad picture of which areas of our site our users are visiting. This tells us what’s important to our users and what isn’t and allows us to make our website more interesting and useful.

Log Files – The kinds of general information we collect in the log files include:

  • IP address of the user’s computer.
  • How many people visit our website.
  • Which pages are most popular.
  • Which ISPs visitors come from the most (e.g. AOL, MSN, etc.).
  • Which browsers are used the most (Netscape, Internet Explorer, etc.).
  • The time of day users visit.

Cookies – DIYHSG also uses “cookies” to gauge how users interact. A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. Typically, a cookie enables a computer to load files faster on reoccurring visits. We may also use cookies to track a user’s path to target your interests in an effort to enhance the user’s experience. If a user wishes to block or erase the cookies, the user should refer to browser instructions to learn about these functions.


Here is a brief summary of some of the areas on our website where users may be asked to provide information:

  • Other Communications – we may collect information whenever a user communicates with us via e-mail (for example, if a user sends us an email to ask us a question). This information may include the user’s name, e-mail address, or other contact information.

How Does DIYHSG Use Information Collected?

DIY Home Security Guide is the sole owner of the information collected. Personal Information may be used in the following ways:

  • to contact users about our products and services or about special events or offers.
  • to notify contest winners.
  • to respond to comments or questions.
  • to request feedback and enable us to develop and improve our services.

At no time will your e-mail ever be sold or marketed to third parties.

Uploading Content

You are solely responsible for the information and other content you post on our website (for example, by using the comment form on our articles). You understand that personal and other information (user name, e-mail address, phone number) that you post on public areas of our website are easily accessible and may be collected and used by others and may result in unsolicited messages or other contact from others.

United States Only

This website is intended for use by residents of the United States of America only. All matters relating to this website are governed by the laws of the State of Michigan. If you are located outside of the US and you contact us, please know that any information you provide will be transferred to the US and that by submitting such information, you explicitly authorize that transfer.

Links To Other Sites

Our website may contain links to other sites. We are not responsible for endorsing any such websites and we are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of those linked websites. We may present links to other websites in a format that helps us track whether these links are being followed by our visitors. We use this information to improve our products and to direct our advertising in a more helpful manner.

Any Questions?

If you have any questions about this policy or about how Personal Information collected on our Web site is used, you can contact us via e-mail or contact form, which can be found on the Contact page.