Privacy Policy

Who we are

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

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the website, 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.

Publicly-Visible Information

If you create a user profile on the Website or leave a comment, certain information may be publicly visible.  To create a user profile, you may be required to choose a username and password and input your email address for profile confirmation.  Your email address will never be available publicly.  At your option, you may also add an avatar, a profile description, and a link to your website.

You may also choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, and Google Account.

Users may see your username, avatar, profile description and website information.

Media

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.

Cookies

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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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.

Anonymous Data

From time to time, we may use anonymous data (which does not identify you specifically).  This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. An example of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.

Advertising

Display Ads

We use third-party advertising companies (such as Mediavine) to serve content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use cookies, as noted above. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, you can visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.

Retargeting Ads

From time to time, the Website may engage in re-marketing efforts with third-party companies, such as Google, Instagram, or Facebook in order to market for the Website. These companies use cookies to serve ads based on an individuals previous visits to the Website.

Facebook and Instagram: Opt-out of Facebook re-marketing here

Google: Opt-out of Google re-marketing here

Affiliate Program Participation

The Website may engage in affiliate marketing with third-party companies (such as Amazon, Share-A-Sale and Darn Good Yarn), which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.

Bernadette of A Purpose and A Stitch is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com

Newsletters

On the Website, you may choose to subscribe to our newsletter.  Our newsletter may may be used for advertising purposes from time to time. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Due to these tracking pixels, we will be able to identify if and when you open an email and what links (if any) within the email that you click. Also, this allows the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behavior will not be passed on to third parties.

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.

Opt-out – You may choose to opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe link provided in our emails. You may also notify us at apurposeandastitch@gmail.com to be removed from our mailing list.

Access – You can access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to apurposeandastitch@gmail.com.

Amend – You can contact us at apurposeandastitch@gmail.com to amend or update your personal information.

Forget – In certain situations, you may wish that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to apurposeandastitch@gmail.com.

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes, or when required by law.

Sensitive Personal Information

At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to the Website. This includes, but is not limited to; your social security number, information regarding ethnicity or race, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background information, or trade union memberships. If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

Information on Children

The Website does not knowingly or purposefully collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at apurposeandastitch@gmail.com and we will use our best efforts to remove such information from our records as quickly as possible.

Where we send your data

We may share your information with third parties upon receiving your authorization for us to share your information.

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

We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

Additionally, the Website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is governed by their individual privacy policies.

The Website currently uses the following third-party service providers:

Google Analytics – this service tracks Website usage and provides information including, but not limited to; referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.

Mail Chimp – this service is used for delivery of email updates and newsletters. Upon your explicit authorization, we store your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications.  Please refer to Mail Chimp’s privacy policy for further information.

At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be changed from time to time in the Website’s sole discretion.

Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, we may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the Website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our Privacy Policy and Procedures, please email us at: apurposeandastitch@gmail.com