Privacy Policy and Terms of Service

Privacy Policy

Who We Are

Our website address is https://www.edieeckman.com. 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, email address and Skype handle 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 Analyitcs, PayPal and MailChimp) and by certain affiliate programs (including, but not limited to Share-a-Sale, Commission Junction, Google AdSense 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 and Craftsy, those sites provide us your name, email address, and mailing address via PayPal when you pay.
Read Ravelry’s privacy policy: https://www.ravelry.com/about/privacy
Read Crafty’s privacy policy: https://www.nbcuniversal.com/privacy/full-privacy-policy
Read Etsy’s privacy policy: https://www.etsy.com/legal/privacy/

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 26 months.
Read their privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy

We collect your email address via MailChimp when you sign up for a newsletter.
Read their privacy policy: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/

Comments

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

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: https://policies.google.com/privacy

Cookies

This site uses cookies from Google Analytics. The cookies are deleted after 26 months. Read their privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy

This site uses cookies from Commission Junction. Read their privacy policy: https://www.conversantmedia.com/legal/privacy

This site uses cookies from Amazon Associates. Read their privacy policy: https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?ie=UTF8&nodeId=468496

This site uses cookies from Share A Sale. Read their privacy policy: http://www.shareasale.com/PrivacyPolicy.pdf

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.

Analytics

This site uses Google Analytics via the Jetpack plug-in.

Read Google’s privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy

Read JetPack’s privacy policy: https://jetpack.com/support/privacy/

Who we share your data with

We send our newsletter using Mailchimp, who may store your name and email address. Read their privacy policy: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/

PayPal processes buying certain classes online, so they know who you are, including name and email address, and which pattern(s) you bought.
Read their privacy policy: https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full

We sell patterns via Ravelry, Bluprint/Craftsy, and LoveCrochet/LoveCrafts. Ravelry, and Bluprint/Craftsy 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: https://www.ravelry.com/about/privacy
Read Bluprint/Crafty’s privacy policy: https://www.nbcuniversal.com/privacy/full-privacy-policy
Read LoveCrochet’s privacy policy: https://www.lovecrochet.com/us/privacy-policy.html

UpdraftPlus backs up the website, and therefore may see the information provided in comments.
Read their privacy policy: https://updraftplus.com/data-protection-and-privacy-centre/

SiteGround and Gmail process information sent through the contact form.

Read SiteGround’s privacy policy: https://www.siteground.com/viewtos/privacy_policy

Read Gmail’s  privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy

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.

Where we send your data

This website is hosted on SiteGround, located in the United States of America. Read SiteGround’s privacy policy: https://www.siteground.com/viewtos/privacy_policy.

If you signed up for our newsletter, your email address is stored with MailChimp, located in the United States of America. MailChimp complies with the EU-US Privacy Shield. Read their privacy policy: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/

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 edieeckman.com, 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, which securely processes 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 edieeckman.com. 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 June 17, 2019.