Who we are

Our website address is: https://techlifediy.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string 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. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

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 the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

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.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, 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.

Types of cookies

The Sites uses certain third-party cookies, web beacons, and other similar tracking technologies (collectively, “Cookies”). Below is a summary of the types of Cookies that we may use and their purpose.

Type of CookieWhat Do They DoExamples
Strictly NecessaryEnable the operations of the Sites. They are session cookies that are erased when a browser session closes.These Cookies remember text that was typed when returning to previous pages.
PerformanceThese Cookies help us understand the number of users who are interacting with the Site and how they navigate the Sites. They are session cookies that are erased when a browser session closes.Google Analytics tracks and reports website traffic.
FunctionalityThey enable the Site to remember things about you to personalize your experience and make it easier to use. These are persistent cookies because they remain on your computer or device after the browser session is complete. You can delete these cookies via your browser settings.These Cookies will remember preferences you have elected related to the Sites.
TargetingThey enable us to recognize you and track your activity on the Sites and other websites you visit. These are persistent cookies because they remain on your computer or device after the browser session is complete. You can delete these cookies via your browser settings.These Cookies can deliver advertisements based on your interests and can also limit the number of times that you see an advertisement.

Choices About Cookies

You can review your Internet browser settings to elect to disable or delete certain Cookies. By disabling or deleting Cookies, you may not be able to access or use all or certain aspects of the Site.

For more information about choices regarding the Cookies for Google analytics, please see the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

You cannot delete Local Shared Objects (also known as “Flash cookies”) and HTML 5 in the same way as other Cookies.  For information about disabling or deleting Flash cookies or the information in Flash cookies, please see Adobe’s Manage, disable Local Shared Objects.