Who we are

This space is about sewing where we share sewing patterns and our own projects. Our website address is https://afiatelier.com. Read more about us on the About page.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

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.

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.

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

We use cookies to collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our website is being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our website and application for you in order to enhance your experience.

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.

Newsletter subscription forms

If you choose to subscribe to our newsletter, we collect your email address and full name. The email address and name are used only to send you newsletter confirmation emails and new blog articles newsletter.

Contact, download and other forms

In order to reply to your questions, we collect your name and email address you provide. The data is used only to reach you by email. When you download a resource on our website, the input data is collected for analytics. If you check to subscribe to our newsletter from the download form, the same rules apply as for the newsletter subscription forms.

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.
If you download or use any of our forms, the input with all the data are retained indefinitely. This is so we can operate and improve our service.
If you subscribe to our newsletter, you are required to confirm your subscriptions. Confirmed subscriptions data are retained indefinitely. Unconfirmed subscriptions date are deleted once in several months.

Who we share your data with

We do not share collected data with anyone.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. If you download a free resource on our website, we run the data through a third-party filtering system to ensure email deliverability. We also use an external email service provider for a better inbox delivery of blog articles newsletter, download of resources, responses to your questions.

Communications

We may use your Personal Information to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you.
You are required to subscribe and confirm your subscription if you wish to receive our newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information. Such communications are sent to confirmed subscribed users only.
You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any email we send.

What rights you have over your data

If you have left comments or downloaded any of our free resources or used any other forms, 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.

Your contact information

If you would like to ask us a question about the privacy policy, please use the Contact page.