My website address is: https://www.knittingforcharity.org.
I, Nicole Haschke, the blogger here at KnittingForCharity.org, am as committed to your privacy as you are.
After all, it’s okay for you to tell people stuff about yourself. It’s not at all okay for me to do it without your consent. So, here’s how I handle that.
In order to provide the services you want, I need varying levels of information.
If you’re just browsing the site, all I need to know is what page you want to see. If you want to subscribe to one or more of my newsletters or mini-courses, I’ll need an email address to send it to.
If you want to order from me, I’ll need a little more. I’ll need at least your name, e-mail address, and payment information (which will not be kept on any file). If I ever offer physical products, I’ll need your mailing address as well.
In short, I’ll ask only for what I need to give you what you want.
I will use the information I collect about you only to help me improve services to you, to provide you with the products you have requested, and/or to let you know about additional products or services that you may be interested in.
I do not and will never sell, trade, rent, share, or otherwise divulge any information you give us to anyone else, at any time, for any reason without your prior consent.
I will occasionally share information with business partners when it is necessary to deliver the products and services I provide.
I may also invite selected third parties to participate in offers I think would be attractive to you. I don’t give any of your personal information to these parties. I negotiate the offer and contact you myself with the details.
You may permanently refuse these promotional offers by sending an email to NHaschke(at)knittingforcharity.org .
BY USING THIS WEB SITE YOU CONSENT TO THE COLLECTION AND USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION BY KnittingForCharity.org IN THESE WAYS.
If you want to know more, keep reading.
What Information Do You Gather?
- If you subscribe to one of my newsletters or mini-courses, I’ll need your name and an email address to send it to.
- This site tracks IP addresses, which is just computer talk for “What part of the Net is this person from?” This is useful for knowing general things about my visitors, but it tells me nothing at all about you personally.
- If you let it, your browser may store “cookies” on your system. This site uses these to help you to personalize the site based on your preferences. They tell the system what to show you, but they don’t tell me anything at all about you personally.
- 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 fill out a contact form on this site, I keep contact form submissions for customer service purposes, but I do not use the information submitted for marketing purposes. Basically, I treat these just like email (because I receive them as emails!).
- When you browse my eBookstore, information about you will be collected. This includes:
- Products you’ve viewed, which will be used simply to show you products you’ve already viewed.
- Location, IP address, and browser type: this will be used to estimate taxes and shipping (in the event the Bookstore ever sells physical products)
- Shipping address: Again, in the event the Bookstore ever sells physical products, your shipping address will be used solely to get your ordered goods to you. (I won’t use this information for any other purpose.)
- Cookies will also be used to track the contents of your cart.
- The only way I know anything about you personally is if you decide to tell me. [Back to Top]
What Do You Do With the Information You Collect?
- I keep track of what people generally do on the site, so I can improve the design and layout to make it easier for you to use.
- I may occasionally use the information to notify you about important changes to this site, new services, and special offers I think you’ll find interesting.
- If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so the site can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
- This site produces reports for my affiliates and reputable third-party vendors. For example, the site tells affiliates how many people clicked on an ad. This information is based on overall numbers and averages, not individual usage. (In tech-speak this is called “aggregate data.”)
- If you purchase a product from the eBookstore, you’ll be asked to provide your name and email address, phone number, and your billing address (and shipping address, if the store ever sells physical products). These will be used for the following purposes:
- Send you information about your account and order
- Respond to your requests, including refunds and complaints
- Process payments and prevent fraud
- Set up your account for the store
- Comply with any legal obligations I have, such as collecting taxes (if necessary)
- Improve store offerings
- Send updates to products
- Send you marketing messages, IF you choose to receive them
- If you create an account, your name, address, email, and phone number will be stored. These will be used to populate the checkout for future orders.
- Generally store information about you is kept for as long as I need the information for the purposes for which I collect and use it. I am not legally required to continue to keep it. For example, I will store order information for 10 years for tax and accounting purposes. This includes your name, email address and billing and shipping addresses.
- I’ll also keep store comments and reviews, if you choose to leave them.
- In short, they don’t say anything at all about you personally. [Back to Top]
Who Can Use the Information You Collect and How?
- This site provides my advertisers and reputable third-party vendors with reports on advertising and site activity. Again, these reports do not contain any personally identifying information.
- KnittingForCharity.org does not sell, trade or rent your personal information to anyone without your consent.
- No one else has access to this information other than me, Nicole Haschke. [Back to Top]
How Do You Protect the Personal Information You Collect?
- KnittingForCharity.org uses encryption technology to keep billing information safe. All your ordering information — including your name, address and credit card number — is encoded using a secure server so that the information cannot be read as it travels to my ordering system.
- Once I receive your credit card information, it is stored it on a server that isn’t accessible from the Internet. [Back to Top]
How Do You Opt-out of Personal Information Sharing with My Business Partners?
- From time to time, I may disclose your information to my “business partners” – companies I know and trust and with which I have joint arrangements to offer products or services, or with whom I have agreements to provide certain services on our behalf (like processing your credit card). I do this only for products and services you know about and want to receive. AND I (and the law!) require that they have privacy policies just as protective as mine.
- I provide you the opportunity to decline to receive promotions when you register as a customer, or whenever you buy from me. I want to send you only what you tell me you want to get. If you have “opted-in” and then change your mind and want to opt-out, just click the “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any email from NHaschke(at)knittingforcharity.org .
- If you tell me you want promotional offers and then change your mind, you can unsubscribe by clicking the “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any email from NHaschke(at)knittingforcharity.org .
- If you want me to remove your personal information from our records, send me an email to NHaschke(at)knittingforcharity.org with “remove my personal information” in the subject line. [Back to Top]
How Do I Correct and Update My Personal Information?
- You can change or correct your account information at any time. Just send an email with the old info and your corrections to [email protected] with “Correction” in the Subject line. [Back to Top]
What Is Your Policy Regarding Advertising Cookies?
- You’re able to access all of the pages at KnittingforCharity.org for free because this website is supported by advertising revenue. Data that I’ve collected over the years via emails I receive from site visitors have clearly demonstrated to us that ads on this site actually help visitors solve their problems and gain the benefits they are looking for. Ads, in general, are problem solvers.
- If you don’t want to have this cookie on your computer, you can turn off ad personalization – information about how to do this is in the Mediavine information below. If you do this, you’ll then see random ads that may not be of much use to you. But life is full of decisions and it’s your choice — I want this to be easy for you either way. [Back to Top]
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising
The Website uses Mediavine to manage all third-party advertising 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. The cookie may collect information relating to your use of the Website, information about your device such as the device’s IP address and browser type, demographic data and, if you arrived at the Website via a link from a third-party site, the URL of the linking page.
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 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.
The Website may collect IP addresses and location information to serve personalized ads and pass it to Mediavine. 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 http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. 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 http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
Mediavine partners with the following data processors:
- If you are under the age of 13 and wish to use this site in a manner that requires telling me personal information, one of your parents or a legal guardian must say that it’s okay by giving me their consent. I will accept parental consent by an email sent to NHaschke(at)knittingforcharity.org . When I receive this email consent, I will follow up with a letter to your parents confirming their consent.
- After obtaining consent, I collect, store and protect information from children the same way I collect, store and protect information from adults. I also use the information from children in the same way I use the information of an adult. This means that I will not disclose any personal information collected from children under 13.
- After all, I don’t do it for adults, why would I even think about doing it for kids? [Back to Top]
- If you click on a link and go to another site, you will be subject to that site’s privacy policies.
What Happens to Your Personal Information In a Business Transfer?
- While I do not anticipate it, every business nowadays should plan for the possibility that it might sell certain or all of its assets to another company or individual, or that it might buy certain assets of another company or individual. In such transactions, customer and subscriber information generally is one of the business assets that is transferred or sold. Please view “Your Consent” to understand what options you have under these circumstances. [Back to Top]
Tell Me What You Think!
- I want to know what you think. I welcome any questions or comments you may have about privacy. Please send me an email at NHaschke(at)knittingforcharity.org . [Back to Top]
- My goal is that you always should be aware of what information I collect, how I use it, and under what circumstances I disclose it. [Back to Top]