Privacy Policy

Who we are

Helen’s Closet Patterns is a blog and online retailer. We sell PDF sewing patterns to home sewists for personal use and share sewing inspiration and tutorials on our blog regularly. Our website address is: https://helenscloset.ca. Helen’s Closet Patterns is a sole proprietorship run by Helen Wilkinson from her home in Vancouver, Canada.

 

Terms and Conditions

Sewing patterns provided byHelen’s Closet Patterns are copyright protected and may not be used for commercial purposes.

 

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.

Contact forms:

Our contact form does not store any data on our website. It directs all entries to our hello@helenscloset email address.

Cookies:

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save 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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Checkout:

Your contact information will be gathered at checkout. We collect your name, email, and physical address. The physical address allows us to charge the appropriate taxes based on your location. We send you the pattern files via email. Entering your phone number is optional. You can update your information at any time on the ‘my account’ page if you have an account. You can request to have your data updated or erased from the site by emailing hello@helenscloset.ca. All payments are processed via PayPal and no credit card information is stored on our website.

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 Google Analytics to track the number of visitors to this site and their behaviors. All personal data is anonymized before storage and processing to protect individual privacy.

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.

For users that register on our website (if any), 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.

What rights you have over your data:

If you have an account on this site or have left comments, 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. Send any requests regarding personal data to hello@helenscloset.ca.

Where we send your data:

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.