How Stitches n Scraps collects information
Stitches n Scraps may collect personal and non-personal identification information when users visit the site, leave a comment, enter a giveaway, fill out a form, and/or in connection with other activities, services, or features. This information may include but is not limited to name, email address, IP address, location and device information. The site also may use “cookies” or similar technologies to collect and store information.
When you purchase from the shop, Stitches n Scraps will also ask you for information to complete the transaction, such as your name, billing address, delivery address, e-mail address, phone number, and payment details.
How Stitches n Scraps stores collected information
Stitches n Scraps uses a third-party hosting provider. This means that user information collected by Stitches n Scraps may be stored and processed on third party servers within the US and/or in other countries. Other third-party advertisers and service providers may also store and process some of the information for specific purposes outlined below.
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 the site (i.e. for the shop), 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.
How Stitches n Scraps uses collected information
Stitches n Scraps, in connection with third-party services, may collect and use personal information for the following purposes:
- To provide a personalized experience in the shop (For example: to remember products you’ve viewed or ordered, calculate shipping costs and taxes, etc).
- To fulfill orders, including shipping and billing requirements.
- To respond to customer service requests and support needs. This includes using the provided email address to respond to questions or comments.
- To administer promotions, surveys, contests, and other features
- To provide targeted advertisements
- To analyze and improve the site, products, and services.
- For email communication through an opt-in mailing list
Sharing your personal information
Stitches n Scraps does not sell users personal identification information to others. We may share aggregated information regarding user activity with our business partners, advertisers, and affiliates for the purposes listed above. We also use third-party service providers to help administer activities on our behalf, such as processing payments, printing shipping labels, sending out newsletters or running giveaways. When users provide information for those activities, they are giving us permission to share that information with those third parties.
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
When visitors leave comments on the site, Stitches n Scraps collects the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
Your name will be displayed with the comment, but your email address will not. If you prefer not to display your real name, using a nickname or pseudonyms is perfectly OK.
If you leave a comment on the 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 a 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.
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.0)
The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.
First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at https://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.
Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.
The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:
- IP Address
- Operating System type
- Operating System version
- Device Type
- Language of the website
- Web browser type
- Email (in hashed form)
Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.
If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit Opt Out – NAI: Network Advertising Initiative. You may also visit http://optout.aboutads.info/#/ and http://optout.networkadvertising.org/# to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at YourAdChoices.com | AppChoices to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please click here.
Other Third Party Services
LiteSpeed Cache: The site utilizes caching in order to facilitate a faster response time and better user experience. Caching potentially stores a duplicate copy of every web page that is on display on this site. All cache files are temporary, and are never accessed by any third party, except as necessary to obtain technical support from the cache plugin vendor. Cache files expire on a schedule set by the site administrator, but may easily be purged by the admin before their natural expiration, if necessary. We may use QUIC.cloud services to process & cache your data temporarily. Please see https://quic.cloud/privacy-policy/ for more details.
Third Party Content:
There is advertising and other content on the site that links to our partners, advertisers, sponsors, and other third parties. We do not control the content or links on these sites and are not responsible for the practices of those sites. Interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.
Stitches n Scraps services are not directed towards individuals under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not submit any personal information through this site or related services. We encourage parents/guardians to monitor their children’s internet usage and to instruct children never to provide personal data on sites or services without parent/guardian permission. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 13 has provided personal data to us, please contact us immediately at Privacy@StitchesnScraps.com. If we become aware of personal information provided by a child under 13, we will make our best effort to remove it as quickly as possible.
For California Residents
Under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), California residents have the right to:
- Opt-out of the “sale” of personal information to third parties. Under California law, sharing of your information with a third party for advertising purposes (such as personalized ads) could be considered a “sale.” To opt-out of the sharing of this information for advertising purposes, click the “do not share my information” button on the left side of the screen.
- Request deletion of your personal information, except where retaining the information is necessary for specific business purposes (e.g. for legal reasons or functionality-related issues, among others). To make such a request, please contact us at Privacy@StitchesnScraps.com
- Non-Discrimination. Stitches n Scraps will not discriminate against you in any way for exercising your rights under the CCPA.
Your acceptance of these terms
By using the site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use the site. Your continued use of the site after any changes to this policy are posted will signify your acceptance of those changes.
You may have the right to request copies of personal information we have about you, and to update or delete that information. Please note that we may need to retain certain information (including logs of these requests) for recordkeeping purposes or to comply with applicable laws.
This document was last updated on May 2nd, 2022