Effective: 5/25/18 / Updated 5/16/22
Privacy of personal information is very important to everyone. The type of information SP3 collects when you use my site, www.SweetPotato3.com, is safeguarded, I will never sell your personal information to third parties.
What information is gathered in Log Files?
Most websites gather and collect your data contained in log files. This information includes your IP (internet protocol) address, ISP (internet service provider, examples are: AOL, Cable One, Century Link), the browser you used to visit my site (examples are: Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox), and general information such as date and time you visited my site along with pages you viewed.
Cookies/Web Beacons/Pixels/Trackers – Possible 3rd Parties
A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
On occasion, I may use third party advertisements on SP3’s site. Some of these third parties may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise. This information will send these advertisers (such as Annie’s, Leisure Arts, Michaels, etc) information including your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (example: showing yarn sale ads to someone who has been searching for specialty yarn) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as crochet pattern ads to someone who frequents crochet websites).
You do have an option to disable/turn off cookies from my site or third-party advertisers in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this may change the way you are able to navigate on SP3’s blog and other websites.
How your information may be used by SP3
I will never sell, trade or purchase personal information. The information that is collected while using my site may be used for the following purposes:
- To optimally operate and maintain the website.
- To improve customer service and support needs more efficiently
- To share promotional information with you through emails and newsletters. Each one of these will contain ways to “unsubscribe” if you choose to do so.
- As a way to respond to comments and inquiry requests.
- To provide user support when requested.
- To track advertisements and promotional success.
- To send other communications such as: confirmation emails, policy changes, technical notices, or security alerts.
- To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.
Data Security Information
I have implemented measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure. I am not responsible for the loss or breach of any of the third-party sites I use to provide you with content or services. Any payment transactions made are through the following third -party provider(s):
Paypal, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, and the like
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although I do my best to protect your personal information, I cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to my Website or those websites I sell patterns on (Ravelry, Etsy, Craftsy, Annie’s, Leisure Arts, etc.). Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. I am not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website.
All information found on this site, www.SweetPotato3.com, along with all SP3 patterns are copyrighted. All rights are reserved.
Selling Products Made from SP3 Patterns
Please go and sell items made using Sweet Potato 3 patterns. Do not sell the digital file, printed copies of the file, or altered patterns made from an SP3 pattern. I do ask that you give Sweet Potato 3 credit for the design when selling online.
When you subscribe to my newsletter, SP3 will gather your email address. This personal information will never to sold or used for purposes other than my newsletter and SP3 promotions. Newsletters will contain pixels for tracking. These pixels just collect simple data for tracking information (examples: how many newsletters where opened, how many of you clicked on the links, how many social media shares came from the newsletter, etc.), no sensitive information will be collected. You may opt out of the newsletter at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” button at the bottom of any newsletter/email you receive.
I do participate in a few affiliate programs. Through affiliate programs, SP3 has an opportunity to earn commissions when a follower/fan purchases something through these links. When affiliate links are used, cookies and trackers are used to track where the sales came from to credit commissions to the appropriate party.
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)
The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing 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.
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 All About 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. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.
The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:
- IP Address
- Operating System type
- Operating System version
- Device Type
- Language of the website
- Web browser type
- Email (in hashed form)
Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.
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 National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.