Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Updated May 2024

This Privacy Policy sets out how The Ruthless Crafter collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users while using theruthlesscrafter.com. 

Please read this privacy policy carefully. By accessing or using the website, you acknowledge that you have read, understand, and agree to be bound by all the terms of this privacy policy and our terms of service. If you do not agree to such terms, exit this page and do not access or use the website.

The Ruthless Crafter may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you agree with any changes. This policy is effective from the date posted at the top of this page.

Types And Uses Of Collected Information

The Ruthless Crafter may collect the following information:

Contact information including your name, mailing address, email address, credit card information, telephone number and/or any other information to process your transaction, send communications about them to you, and populate forms for future transactions. 

Demographic information may include your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths, as well as information about the timing, frequency and pattern of your service use. The source of the usage data may be our analytics tracking software. This usage data may be processed for the purposes of analyzing the use of the website and services. 

How We Use Your Information

We may use the information to improve our products and services.

We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided for email newsletter subscriptions.

Orders requiring shipment require a phone number for the shipping company. We do not use phone numbers to contact you unless there is an issue with your order and you cannot be reached via email.

Release Of Personally Identifiable Information

Financial transactions relating to purchasing products or services from The Ruthless Crafter are handled by our payment services providers. We will share transaction data with our payment services providers only to the extent necessary for the purposes of processing your payments, refunding such payments and dealing with complaints and queries relating to such payments and refunds. You can find information about the payment services providers’ privacy policies and practices at PayPal.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on us, enforce or apply this Privacy Policy, Cookie Policy, Shop Terms of Service or other agreements or protect the rights, property or safety of The Ruthless Crafter, users of The Ruthless Crafter, or others. 

We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties, which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us.

Controlling Your Personal Information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • You may unsubscribe at any time from our email newsletter by clicking at the very bottom of the newsletter to unsubscribe.
  • If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by contacting us.
  • If you have placed an order on our website and would like us to remove your account and information contact us at any time. 

Security Of Information

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Updating Information

If you are enrolled in the website, you may change any of your Personally Identifiable Information by logging into your account and accessing the “Member Profile Page” section of the website. We encourage you to promptly update your Personally Identifiable Information if it changes, as out-of-date Personally Identifiable Information may negatively affect the quality of your website experience.

Public Content

The information that you contribute through the website is intended for public consumption, including your reviews, tips, photos, videos, check-ins, comments, likes, bookmarks, friends, lists, compliments, and account profile. We may display this information through the website and/or further distribute it to a wider audience through third-party sites and services.

Public Areas

We may provide areas on the website where you can publicly post information about yourself or can communicate with others such as on forums. This information may be accessible by other users and companies and may appear on other websites or web searches, therefore this information could be read, collected, and used by others. We have no control over who reads your postings or what other users may do with the information you voluntarily post, so please use caution when posting any content or providing anything that could be deemed personal information.

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you provide while visiting such sites, and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Videos

Video tutorials are provided to support patterns on our website.  We use Vimeo as well as YouTube.  You can read their Privacy Policies at the links below:

Affiliate Programs

The website may contain affiliate links to support the cost of this blog. At no cost to you, we may make a small commission if you purchase through these links.

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you provide while visiting such sites, and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Customer Service

For assistance or questions regarding this Privacy Policy or the website, you may contact us here.

Hello, I'm Elizabeth

I'm a knit and crochet designer, maker, blogger, and children's book author. My goal is to assist you in letting your fun and playful personality shine through.

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