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Privacy Policy and Terms of Service

Privacy Policy

Who We Are

Our website address is The site is maintained by Edie Eckman, P.O. Box 113, Waynesboro, VA 22980.

What Personal Data We Collect and Why We Collect It

When you purchase a class or do certain transactions via our website, you provide your name, mailing address and email address during the course of the transaction. This information is used to contact you for purposes directly related to the transaction.

Information may be collected by certain third-party partners (including, but not limited to Google Analytics, PayPal, Stripe, Ezoic, MailerLite, Payhip, and WooCommerce/Automattic) and by certain affiliate programs (including, but not limited to Rakuten Marketing, Impact Radius, CJ, Google AdSense, Awin, Ezoic, Payhip, EasyAffiliate and Amazon Associates). The types of information collected here include things like your IP address, location, pages visited, browser type, and items purchased.

When you purchase a pattern via Ravelry, PayHip, Etsy, or Lovecrafts, those sites may provide us your name, email address, and mailing address via PayPal when you pay.
Read Ravelry’s privacy policy:
Read Crafty’s privacy policy:
Read Etsy’s privacy policy:
Read LoveCraft’s privacy policy:
Read Payhip’s privacy policy:
Read Stripe’s privacy policy:

Google Analytics will place a cookie on the site so we can get data about how our site is being used. It is automatically deleted after 24 months, or less time, depending on your browser settings.
Read their privacy policy:

Ezoic helps serve ads that you might be interested in.
Read their privacy policy:

We collect your email address via MailerLite when you sign up for a newsletter or buy something through the website. Read their privacy policy:

If you want to become an affiliate revenue-sharing partner for certain class(es), you will have to complete an application through Payhip. Read their privacy policy:


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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment

Contact Forms

Contact forms send your name, email address and message directly to Edie Eckman. The information is stored on Gmail in accordance with their privacy policy. Gmail’s privacy policy may be found at:


This site uses cookies from Google Analytics. The cookies are deleted after 24 months. Read their privacy policy:

This site uses cookies from Commission Junction. Read their privacy policy:

This site uses cookies from Amazon Associates. Read their privacy policy:

This site uses cookies from Share A Sale. Read their privacy policy:

This site uses cookies from Rakuten Marketing. Read their privacy policy:

This site uses cookies from Automattic/WooCommerce. Read their privacy policy:

This site uses cookies from Payhip. Read their privacy policy:

This site uses cookies from Rakuten. Read their privacy policy:

This site uses cookies from Affiliatly. Read their privacy policy:

This site uses cookies from Impact Radius. Read their privacy policy:

This site uses cookies from Awin. Read their privacy policy:

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.

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


This site uses Google Analytics and Jetpack for site statistics and analytics.

Read Google’s privacy policy:

Read JetPack’s privacy policy:

Who we share your data with

We send our newsletter using MailerLite, who may store your name and email address. Read their privacy policy:

PayPal, WooCommerce/Automattic and Stripe process buying certain classes online, so they know who you are, including name and email address, and which item(s) you bought.
Read PayPal’s privacy policy:
Read Automattic’s privacy policy:
Read Stripe’s privacy policy:

We sell patterns via Ravelry, Payhip, LoveCrochet/LoveCrafts, and Etsy. Ravelry, Payhip and Etsy provide us your name, email address, and mailing address via PayPal when you pay. LoveCrochet/LoveCrafts do not provide us with any information about individuals who purchase our patterns and only provide a list of which patterns have been sold and how many copies of each were sold.
Read Ravelry’s privacy policy:
Read LoveCrochet’s privacy policy:
Read Etsy’s privacy policy:
Read Payhip’s privacy policy:

UpdraftPlus backs up the website, and therefore may see the information provided in comments.
Read their privacy policy:

SiteGround and Gmail process information sent through the contact form.

Read SiteGround’s privacy policy:

Read Gmail’s  privacy policy:

How long we retain your data

Information submitted through the contact form and customer purchase records are kept indefinitely.

Records in Google Analytics are removed after 26 months.

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.

About the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) gives certain rights to residents of California. If you live in California you have the right to request disclosure of personal information held for the previous twelve months. You have the right to delete information and to opt-out of the sharing of information with third parties. If you want to opt-out under the CCPA, complete this form.
This Ezoic link is required for CCPA compliance.

Where we send your data

This website is hosted on SiteGround, located in the United States of America. Read SiteGround’s privacy policy:

If you signed up for our newsletter or purchased a class through the website, your email address is stored with MailerLite, located in Lithuania. Read their privacy policy:

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

If you have privacy concerns, contact Edie Eckman through a contact form.

What data breach procedures we have in place

If we find that data has been breached we will contact you via email within 72 hours.

Terms of Service

By visiting, you are consenting to our terms and conditions.

Advertising: Some of the advertising shown on the site may contain cookies, which are used to recognize you when you return to a particular site.

E-commerce: We offer products/services for sale on this site using PayPal and Stripe, both of which securely process payment.  As such, we never learn or store your credit card information.

Contact Forms: You may contact us using various contact forms found on the site. These forms are sent as an email message and are not stored on the site.

Comments: This site allows users to comment. Comments may be subject to moderation, and may be removed at the discretion of the moderator. Please keep comments family-friendly.

Intellectual Property: This site contains intellectual property owned by Edie Eckman and others, including trademarked, copyrighted, and other intellectual property. However, we want you to share our content. If you use a single unaltered image from the site please give copyright credit to Edie Eckman and link back to You may share images on Pinterest, with a link back to the original post. However, those images that are copyrighted by others and used with permission on this website should not be shared. If you would like permission to use other images or alter images, please submit a contact form.

Any information is used at the readers’ own risk. Edie Eckman does not take responsibility for any injuries that may result.

Changes: These terms and policies were last updated December 29, 2022.