Monday, May 28, 2018

My Privacy Policy





Privacy Policy

In an attempt to meet the requirements of the new GDPR ruling,
I am stating the following:

To the best of my knowledge, I don't offer cookies on my blog.
You can stop cookies by turning them off in your own browser settings.

I do not knowingly or willingly store 
or share your information to third-parties.

I have one affiliate link on my blog
to my favorite online quilt shop.
I receive a very small percentage of the sale
if you buy from them though this link.
I appreciate their interest and support 
of my blogging and quilting efforts.
I  have no knowledge or control over this business 
storing your info if you click on the link.
Please contact them directly in regard to their policy,
or simply do not use the link.

I have few other links on my sidebar.
I am not affiliated with them and have no knowledge of their privacy policies
or if they use cookies or store your information.
In some cases they are there simply because they linked to my blog
or put one of my free patterns up on their site
and I try to keep track of where my patterns are posted.

My posts and patterns have appeared on other sites,
sometimes without my knowledge or permission.

I appreciate your comments
and in the past I have responded to those whose email
addresses have been provided by google
because I like sharing with other quilters.

With regret, I will not be responding comments in the future
because of the new policy.

I do not have an email newsletter
and have no plans to start one
and if I did it would be sent by reader request only.

If you have signed up to receive notifications of my new posts
by email via the feedburner link on my sidebar,
I trust that you have given them your consent to receive them.
If you no longer wish to receive notifications of my new
blog posts at any time, please unsubscribe via the feedburner site.
I have no direct contact with feedburner.
I have provided this email subscription option as a service
only because readers asked me to provide a means
for them to do so.

I have also provided a GFC link,
placed on my blog when Google actually supported
this means of connecting with other bloggers.
I leave it open so I can visit the blogs
I like to read.
I hope their privacy policies
respect your privacy.

I also have a link to follow me thorugh bloglovin'
for those who wish to do so in the manner
as I subscribe to their daily digest
as another means of connecting to other bloggers.
Again I hope they do not collect or store your info
unless you have subscribed and agreed.

I am not a technical wizard.
I started my blog as a personal journal
of my quilts and found that I enjoyed
sharing and connecting with other quilters 
in the wonderful online world of quilting.

I use blogger because I found it user friendly.

In the past I have linked
to fabric manufacturers, to designers
 when I have used their fabric in my quilts,
as I though this might be interesting to my readers.
I will not be offering this info in future posts.

I have occasionally linked to other blogs
when I have found a pattern I loved
or I have shared one of their interesting posts.
I have always tried to contact bloggers when I have done so,
because I respect their copyrights.

The buttons on my sidebar to other blogs 
or blogging events
have been provided by them 
to share their info.

I will only link to blogs in the future
when I am part of a blog hop or block of the month
or other special blog event,
to which they have also joined
and have provided their
url for this purpose.

I hope this meets the new privacy policy standards.

I am a private person
and I truly respect your right to privacy.

It saddened me today to learn that a comment
I left on a post of one of my long time blog friends
went into her spam folder.
I do not like spam and would never send spam.

It makes me hesitant to leave an "I love your quilt" 
comment on anyone's blog.

What a sad state of blogging we have arrived at
if one quilter feels she should not tell another
quilter how much she liked her quilt
and the other quilter feels she should not say thank you
and has no easy means of doing so.

If you wish to ask me a question or correspond with me, 
please contact me via the email address under 
"Contact Me" in my top bar.

My email address is

scrapatches@gmail.com

Quilters and kind words always welcome here!


PS ... I have now enabled comment moderation on my blog
because, since the new privacy laws have changed blogger,
I had started seeing more spam type comments
on my blog and had to delete them
and do something to block them.
It seems strange to me that the new privacy laws have made it easier
for robots and spamers to find me.

As I said,

Quilters and kind words always welcome here.

Happy Blogging! 

6 comments:

  1. Amen! I don't understand this new privacy policy/ruling, but truly hopes it doesn't change how we communicate and share our ideas, comments, and blog posts. I will always continue loving quilts and creative projects!

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    1. Thank you, Kathy, for stopping by and leaving a kind word today. I have always enjoyed reading your comments and communicating with you. Thank you for being a reader and supporting my quilty efforts ... :) Pat

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  2. It all makes me a bit sad. I'm with Kathy and hope it doesn't change communication and support of our love of quilts. But that being said...you know you can't get rid of hearing from me! hahahahaha

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    1. Nor would I ever want to do so! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a happy word today and making me smile ... you always do ... I love your wonderful sense of humor, Joan ... <3 Pat

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  3. I think this will all work out, so don't give up hope. Linking to other blogs is not one of the rules, so don't stop doing it. It appears that it is mostly the info that comments reveal that affect us bloggers the most with the GDPR compliance. Hopefully they will come up with a solution.

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    1. Thanks, Carol, for the info. Somehow I got the thought in my head from what I had read that I am in some way responsible for links to other sites on my blog that are not in compliance with the new GDPR standards of collecting and storing personal data. I am confused by all this technical and legal language. I am inclined to err on the side of caution whenever confronted with legalities. Permission seems to be the word I understand the most so unless I am sure I have permission, I am going to try not to do anything without permission. Seems a good way to go ... :) Pat

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