Privacy Policy

Our attitude toward personal data and privacy

We are committed to protecting the personal data of community users. Here are our principles:

  • We appreciate the trust that users place in the Service by submitting personal information. We use it in a fair and trustworthy way.
  • We adhere to a policy of minimizing the collection of personal information.
  • We protect personal information and keep it secure.
  • Spam and intrusive advertising are unacceptable in any form.
  • We tell you about the type of information we collect and what we do with it.

Ask Builders is committed to keeping your personal data private and protecting it. This Privacy Policy tells you what types of personal data we receive, how we use it, and how we protect it.

How the Privacy Policy applies

The Privacy Policy applies to personal information collected by Ask Builders Service. This information includes data collected through the Service's web and mobile platforms, and through trusted, reputable third-party platforms, such as Google Analytics.

The Privacy Policy is an integral part of the Ask Builders website and the Service's mobile applications Terms of Service.

The Privacy Policy does not apply to:

  • Information voluntarily and explicitly submitted by a user for publication in the public domain ("User Materials"), subject to the rules of the public web.
  • Information received by third-party platforms over which we have no control.
  • Information received by third-party sites you access through links posted by users on the Service.
  • Information received by independent sites and services where links, banners, articles, Ask Builders advertising campaigns are posted we may fund.

Your consent

The Service will not collect, use, or disclose your personal information without your consent. In most cases, we request your consent, but sometimes we may infer your consent based on your actions and behavior.

By using the Ask Builders website or mobile applications, you consent to the collection and use of your personal information under this Privacy Policy.

If you do not consent to the collection and use of your personal data in this way, please do not use the Service.

What information we collect

It is our policy to collect minimally necessary personal information.

According to the Privacy Policy, the term "personal information" includes information, or a piece of information, that allows you to be identified on the Service. It usually includes a temporary or permanent identifier, email address, but may also include other information such as your IP address, user preferences and preferences. The Service may receive information about you from the various sources listed below.

Information You Provide

The Service receives information directly from you, such as when you register and fill out your personal profile, or when you write a comment, question or answer.

Some of this information is public ("user materials"). It is up to you to compile the information that you voluntarily make publicly available on the Service, subject to usage rules. For example, it could be a picture of your home.

Information that comes automatically

We use cookies and other tools (such as web analytics and targeting tools) to automatically collect and store minimally necessary information when you use the Ask Builders Service. The information we may automatically receive includes:

  • Browser settings used
  • Pages viewed on the Service
  • Activities performed on the Service
  • Your IP-addresses
  • Your Service settings (design themes, tag subscriptions, etc.)

We will not disclose any information about a user's preferences, location or email address unless that person has explicitly put such information in his or her profile.

Cookies and similar technologies

Cookies can provide you with personalized information through a website. A cookie is a text string data file offered by a website to your browser, which may store it on your device.

Some pages of the Service use cookies so that we can better serve you when you return. For example, a cookie may save you from having to re-enter data you have already provided or remember the type of sorting questions. Disabling cookies has a significant impact on your user experience.

You can set your browser to reject cookies.

How do we use your personal data

We may use information about you to:

  • Personalize the quality of the Service for you, tailoring its operation to your interests and needs.
  • To fight fraud and protect your account
  • Notify you about responses and comments.
  • Providing interest-based advertising and recommendations.
  • Respond to your support requests.
  • Get aggregate statistics about user activity.
  • Analyzing how our products perform.

If we collect personal information for a particular purpose, we will not keep it longer than necessary to fulfill that purpose.

To protect information from accidental or intentional destruction, if you delete information from the Service, we may not immediately remove residual copies from our servers or delete information from our backup systems.

With whom we share personal data

We do not share your personal information outside of the Service. However, partial collection of user data by trusted third parties is possible. For example, we may share necessary data:

The Service may transfer in the future personal data of users to an organization to which it transfers all or part of the business when it sells or in connection with a merger, consolidation, change of control, business reorganization with the same conditions on protecting personal data.

Ensuring the protection of personal data

We take all reasonable (risk-based) technical and organizational safeguards and best practices to keep your personal data secure and require the same of third parties who analyze or process your personal data for us.

Much of your personal data is stored in your browser and is not accumulated centrally on Ask Builders' servers. Clearing your browser deletes that portion of your information.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

As the Service evolves, we may supplement and change this Privacy Policy by posting an updated version. We will notify users in the case of a substantial change in policy.