Who We Are
I will try as much as possible to keep this all in plain English so it is easy to understand rather than get all lawyerly on you!
At The DIY Video Editor I am committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of any visitors to this web site.
I want you to know that The DIY Video Editor is not in the business of selling, renting or trading email lists with other companies and businesses for marketing purposes.
It also describes the choices available to you regarding our use of your Personal Information and how you can access and update this information.
This Policy does not apply to the practices of companies that we do not own or control, or to individuals that we do not employ or manage.
What Personal Data is Collected and Why
When you leave a comment on this site the data shown in the comments form, and also your IP address and browser user agent string are collected to help spam detection.
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.
This is an example of a randomly generated hash: 8743b52063cd84097a65d1633f5c74f5
After approval of your comment, your profile picture may then be visible to the public in the context of your comment.
The purpose of requesting a name and email address when posting comments is twofold.
- To use that contact address in order to answer questions or queries or to respond to comments or suggestions from users.
- To reduce the possibility of spam to the site.
If you use the contact form on this site you must opt-in to saving your name, email address and website (if entered) in cookies.
These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment and to enable email notifications of any replies to your comment if you choose to recieve them. These cookies will last for one year.
As part of the registration process for recieving the free video editing guide, I collect personal information, specifically your name and email address.
I use that information for a number of reasons:
- To ensure that the free download is being sent to someone that actually wants it.
- To reduce the possibility of spam or bot attacks or abuse through that form.
- To tell you about stuff relevant to the subject of this website that you may find interesting.
- To deliver on a weekly basis an email version of the weekly blog posting.
- To OCCASIONALLY pass on exclusive offers from relevant companies that that have been offered to me.
- To contact you if I need to obtain or provide additional information.
I don’t rent or trade email lists with other organisations and businesses.
I use a third-party provider, MailChimp, to administer the entire signup process, retain your data and to deliver any mailings.
Mailchimp then gathers statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help me monitor and improve my e-newsletter.
For more information, please see MailChimp’s privacy notice here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/
You can unsubscribe to mailings at any time of the day or night by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of my emails or by clicking on the Contact button on this site and requesting removal from the list.
The DIY Video Editor like all websites uses “cookies” to help personalize and optimize your online experience.
A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server.
Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer.
Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies.
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer.
If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience all the features of the DIY Video Editor and in some cases may suffer from degraded performance whilst browsing the site.
In addition to using cookies and related technologies as described above, we also may permit certain third-party companies to help us tailor advertising that we think may be of interest to users and to collect and use other data about user activities on The DIY Video Editor.
These companies may deliver ads that might also place cookies and otherwise track user behavior.
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 you were visiting the other website.
We may display online advertisements and we may share aggregated and non-identifying information about our vistors that we collect through the registration process or through online surveys and promotions with certain advertisers.
We do not share personally identifiable information about individual customers with advertisers.
In some instances, we may use this aggregated and non-identifying information to deliver tailored advertisements to the intended audience.
Links to other Websites
The DIY Video Editor contains links to other websites that are not owned or controlled by us.
Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other websites or third-parties.
We encourage you to be aware when you leave The DIY Video Editor and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that may collect Personal Information.
We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site, what pages are popular and which are not, as well as the path each user takes as they move around the site.
This is all tracked in an effort to identify areas of the site where users may not be having a postive experience and use that information to make improvements.
This information is only collected and aggregated in a way which does not identify any individual specifically.
We do not make, and do not allow Google or any other analytics service to make, any attempt to find out the identities of individuals visiting our website.
Who We Share Your Data With
We do not share, sell trade or rent data held by The DIY Video Editor to anyone.
How Long We Retain Your Data
If you leave a 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.
Mailing list data is retained on the MailChimp Service indefinitely or until such time as you request it be removed.
What Rights You Have Over Your Data
If you have left a comment or comments on The DIY Video Editor you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us.
You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
You can automatically retrieve or even erase any data held by the DIY Video Editor by visiting the Privacy Tools page on this site or by clicking the Contact button and requesting it be done.
If you have signed up for the Free Download and associated weekly newsletters the relevant Data Processor for that information is the MailChimp Service itself.
Your rights are basically the same as descibed above but are laid out in full at https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/ and you can additionally contact them directly regarding any information they are holding at: [email protected]
Where We Send Your Data
Data collected through the commenting system of this website (Name and email address) are held within the database running this site. That data is never “sent” anywhere.
Data collected on signup for the Free Download and weekly Newsletter is submitted directly to the MailChimp Service and held there subject to their privacy policies.
How We Protect Your Data
We secure information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.
We maintain reasonable administrative, technical, and physical safeguards in an effort to protect against unauthorized access, use, modification, and disclosure of Personal Information in our control and custody.
However, no data transmission over the Internet or wireless network can be guaranteed.
Therefore, while we strive to protect your Personal Information, you acknowledge that:
- there are security and privacy limitations of the Internet which are beyond our control;
- the security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and our Website cannot be guaranteed;
- any such information and data may be viewed or tampered with in transit by a third-party, despite best efforts.
In the event we become aware that the security of the The DIY Video Editor has been compromised or users Personal Information has been disclosed to unrelated third-parties as a result of external activity, including, but not limited to, security attacks or fraud, we reserve the right to take reasonably appropriate measures, including, but not limited to, investigation and reporting, as well as notification to and cooperation with law enforcement authorities.
In the event of a data breach, we will make reasonable efforts to notify affected individuals if we believe that there is a reasonable risk of harm to the user as a result of the breach or if notice is otherwise required by law.
When we do we will post a notice on the The DIY Video Editor and send you an email.
Changes and Amendments
When we do we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page.
Continued use of the Website after any such changes shall constitute your consent to such changes.
Acceptance of this Policy
You acknowledge that you have read this Policy and agree to all its terms and conditions.
By using the Website or its Services you agree to be bound by this Policy.
If you do not agree to abide by the terms of this Policy, you are not authorized to use or access the Website and its Services.
If you have any questions about this Policy, please contact us at [email protected]
This document was last updated on May 24, 2018