What is Personally Identifiable Information (Personal Data)
‘Personally identifiable information’ is personal data that can be used to identify you, such as email address, IP-address or your name. Personal data, as used in information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context.
What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog?
You may be required to provide certain personal information to us when you elect to use certain products or services available on the Site. When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address or other details to help you with your experience. When do we collect information? We may collect information from you: (a) when you subscribe to a newsletter; (b) when you enter your information on our site such as commenting or entering a giveaway or contest sponsored by us or one of our partners; (c) when you send us an email message; (d) when you sign up for a pattern test; (e) when you register for an account on our Site; (f) when you order and purchase products and services on our Site. How do we use your information? We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the ways as described below.
Specifically, what info will we collect?
Subscriber Newsletters If you sign up to our newsletter, you will be required to give you email address. I send approximately one email per week. Occasionally I will send additional emails about special offers. We also collect your preference as to receiving only sewing-related posts, or any posts from the Website. You can alter this preference setting at any time by emailing us or clicking the ‘Manage your preferences’ link at the bottom of each email, and the system will automatically save your preference. The purpose of this is to assure you only receive the type of content you really wish. If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us or use the unsubscribe link at the bottom of each email, and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence, and you will stop receiving any mail from us.
Blog Comments When you leave a blog comment, after I confirm it, your comment becomes visible. Your email address is never disclosed unless you include it in the main body of the comment. You name, comment and URL (if you provide it) are visible to anyone who visits the comment section. We reserve the right to edit or remove the comments at our discretion.
Usage of Third-Party Service Providers
We may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Us, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
The purpose of collection of personal data
We use the collected data in order to:
• Send blog newsletter, information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.
• Carry out direct marketing of our products or
• Continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred, subject to your explicit approval (i.e. express consent), for direct marketing of our products or services that are similar to the initially purchased products/services.
• To provide and maintain our services in the shop
• To notify you about changes to our services in the shop
• To provide customer support
• To gather analysis or valuable information so that we can improve our service
• To monitor the usage of our site and services
• To detect, prevent and address technical issues We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information without permission. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when such release is necessary to comply with the law.
The period for which the personal data will be stored
Email address: We keep your email until you revoke us your consent to do so.
Your Shop Account: Information about your purchase and your customer account is stored indefinitely. This way I can resend the files to your email address if you request that, and you can access your materials purchased in the past. The user can withdraw consent to our data processing at any time. The user has the right to request from the Website access to and rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing concerning the data subject or to object to processing as well as the right to data portability. This also means: – If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us or use the unsubscribe link at the bottom of each email, and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence, and you will stop receiving any mail from us. – If at any time you would like us to delete the information you provided to us, you can email us and we will promptly delete your information from the subscribers database. – If you sign up to receive our email newsletter or post updates via email, there is a clear ‘unsubscribe’ link at the bottom of every email so you can opt out any time.
– Shop Account: If at any time you would like to edit or delete the information you provided to us, you can do that by selecting ‘Edit Profile’ or ‘Delete Profile’ on your shop dashboard.
Security of your Personal Information
We secure your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. We use the following methods for this purpose: SSL Protocol. When you start making your purchase, your personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted through the Paypal service and is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol. Also, we (our shop) never receive your credit card information, as it is processed directly by Paypal, subject to PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) that was put in place to ensure customers’ protection. Please refer to Paypal’s privacy policies for more information on Paypal security.
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.
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.
Who we share your data with
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.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Advertising Privacy Statement
This Site is affiliated with AdThrive, LLC (“AdThrive”) for the purposes of placing advertising on the Site. AdThrive uses standard and widely-available tools for the placement and serving of ads, including those provided by Google, Inc. and its affiliates. We publish interest-based advertisements on the Site; that is, ads that are tailored to reflect your interests. To help understand your interests, AdThrive, Google and our other advertising partners will track your behaviour on our website and on other websites across the Internet using cookies.
A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
For European Economic Area Residents
If you reside in a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), then under the GDPR and applicable data protection laws you have the rights, among other things, to access your personal data, have us erase it, and/or restrict its further processing. If you wish to access or delete your personal data (if any) maintained by us or AdThrive related to advertising on the Site, you can contact us at damjana (at) applegreencottage (dot) com and contact AdThrive at info (at) adthrive (dot) com. If you wish to see a list of the advertising partners we work with or change which of those partners track your behavior using cookies, click the ad preferences link at the bottom of the site. (Available in the EU.)
For California Residents
California law gives residents the right to opt out of the “sale” of their personal information to third parties, including for advertising purposes. Under California law, the sharing of your information with a service provider for advertising purposes could be considered a “sale.” To opt out of the sharing of your information for advertising information, click the opt out link provided in the footer of this page. You also have the right to request from us the categories of personal information that we have shared and the categories of third parties to whom the information was provided. To make such a request, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. To be clear we do not share your name, contact information, or any other sensitive information with third parties, and the categories of third parties that we share information with for advertising purposes are supply side platforms, programmatic advertising exchanges, and demand side platforms.