Privacy Policy

| Last Updated: June 24, 2021

Your privacy is important to us at DIYORNOT.COM and we will try to respect and protect it. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice that explains our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used at our site. Please read this privacy policy carefully so that you understand our privacy practices.

The information we gather on our site is completely anonymous tracking information as you navigate through the site.

A cookie is a small data file that is placed on your hard drive when you visit a certain website. The DIYORNOT.COM site use cookies to keep track of return visits to the site as you go from page to page. The cookie contains only a short random string such as “x1fu4y3”.

You are able to access all of the pages at DIYORNOT.COM for free because the site is supported by advertising revenue. We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our site. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to our site and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.

Google is one of these third-party vendors, and uses cookies to serve ads on the DIYORNOT.COM site. Google uses a special DART cookie that enables it to serve ads to you based upon your visit to the site and others that you visit. Since you’re on the Internet for information, this cookie helps by showing you things that are of interest to you.

If you don’t want to have this DART cookie on your computer you can opt out.

Like most Internet sites we track the total number of visitors using different pages on our website. The DIYORNOT.COM site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics tool that helps website owners understand how visitors engage with their website. Google Analytics customers can view a variety of reports about how visitors interact with their website so they can improve it. Google Analytics collects information anonymously. It reports website trends without identifying individual visitors.

Please note that our site also may include links to other websites and we provide access to products and services offered by third parties. We share with these third parties such information as is necessary to provide the products or services. We will not provide your email address to such third parties unless it’s necessary to provide services you requested or to allow you to participate in a co-sponsored promotion. For example, we will provide your name and email address to a marketing partner from which you’re purchasing goods or services, or from which you are requesting a catalog.

We also provide links to other websites, and provide access to products and services offered by third parties whose privacy policies we don’t control. The privacy policies of these third party sites may differ from ours. If you can’t find the privacy policy of any of our provider partners through a link either from the site’s homepage or from the pages on which the products or services are offered, you should contact the provider directly for more information.

Welcome! We hope you’ll find the job costs of home improvement projects useful when you’re deciding whether to do a job yourself vs. hire a contractor. We’re the authors of 20 home improvement books, most notably Home Improvement for Dummies©, Bathroom Remodeling for Dummies©, Carpentry for Dummies©, Plumbing for Dummies©, and Painting and Wallpapering for Dummies©. Our most recent book Fix It and Flip It is in its second edition. We’ve appeared as home improvement experts on television programs such as CNN, Dateline, the Today Show, HGTV and many others.