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A little about us at Pattern Princess, we love to crochet, cook family favorites, create DIY projects, and spend time with family and friends. We live in a rural community where our neighbors are like family. As we explore, learn, and develop new patterns, tips, and recipes, we will share them with you. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do and that you find this site inspirational, useful, and fun.

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Vicky From Pattern Princess
Vicky From Pattern Princess

Our Story

Welcome to the country where we are country people that live simply. Like many of you, we have worked full-time while raising families, and farming. Treasured time together is what we love the most. This website was started as a way to share our knowledge with you and learn from you as well.  So, the journey begins…

Disclosure

 This blog is a personal blog written and edited by the developers of patternprincess. For questions about this blog, please contact v@patternprincess.com

I am an affiliate to several outstanding companies that I feel would be of value to my readers. I may make a small compensation when a purchase is made through one of my affiliate links. However, there is no additional cost to you that I am aware of. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. Additionally, this blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. I will always give my honest opinion, beliefs, or experiences of the products and services I include on this blog even when I receive forms of cash, advertising, sponsorship, and insertions or other forms of compensation.

Views and Opinions on This Blog

The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the bloggers’ own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to serve better those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally identifiable information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as used in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

Your privacy is very important.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog or website?

When ordering, downloading a document, or signing up for email, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address or other details to help you with your experience.

  • IP Address
  • Tracking of pages visited
  • Time spent on site
  • Where you arrived on the site
  • Demographics and interests as we use Google Analytics
  • Name
  • Email Address

When do we collect information?

We collect information from you when download a document on our site, subscribe to a newsletter, respond to a survey, or enter information on our site.

How do we use your information? 

We may use the information we collect from you when you, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

  • Personalize user’s experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
  • Improve our website in order to better serve you.
  • Allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.
  • Administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
  • Quickly process your transactions.
  • Send periodic emails regarding your order or other products and services.

How do we protect visitor information?

Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.

We use regular Malware Scanning.

We do use an SSL certificate.

Do we use ‘cookies’?

Yes, as part of trying to serve you better, we have implemented Google Demographics and Interests Reporting. Please see below for more details on this service.

If you disable cookies off, some features will be disabled that make your site experience more efficient, and some of our services may not function properly.

Aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. Further, we may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.

Cookies are used to store information, such as your personal preferences when you visit our site. This might include showing your visit, or a popup, or the ability to login to some of our features, or forums. Your information will be used by me for purposes of understanding and developing a relationship with my audience and serving your needs better. I may share certain statistics publicly, such as visitors or page views for example, but this will not include any of your personal information.

Third Party Advertisements

On patternprincess.com, we do use third party advertisements to support our site from places like Rakuten, Amazon, Walmart, Auto Affiliate Links, and more.  Some of the advertisers might use technology such as cookies or web beacons for their advertising on the site, which will also send these advertisers information including your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to visit our site, and possibly if you have Flash installed. In general, this is used for geotartegeting purposes (showing you about restaurants in Wisconsin if you are from Wisconsin) or certain ads based on specific sites you have visited (such as clothing ads to someone that has been searching online for clothing). Any information submitted directly to a third party through a form, banner, or other type of content advertising is subject to the third party respective privacy policies. If you have any concerns, be sure to check with them.

You can disable or selectively turn off your cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security, or McAfee. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site, as well as, other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise, transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information.

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We, therefore, have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser’s Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

We partner with Rakuten Advertising, who may collect personal information when you interact with our site. The collection and use of this information is subject to the privacy policy located here. They may collect personal information when you interact with our digital property, including IP addresses, digital identifiers, information about your web browsing and app usage and how you interact with our properties and ads for a variety of purposes, such as: personalization of offers or advertisements; analytics about how you engage with websites or ads; and other commercial purposes.

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising

For information regarding data collection by Mediavine ad partners and how to opt out of data collection, please click here

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising

The Website uses Mediavine to manage all third-party advertising 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. The cookie may collect information relating to your use of the Website, information about your device such as the device’s IP address and browser type, demographic data and, if you arrived at the Website via a link from a third-party site, the URL of the linking page.

First Party Cookies

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 www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-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.

The Website may collect IP addresses and location information to serve personalized ads and pass it to Mediavine. 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 http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. You may also visit http://optout.aboutads.info/#/ and http://optout.networkadvertising.org/# to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

Mediavine partners with the following data processors:

  1. Pubmatic. You may find Pubmatic’s privacy policy through this link. The data collected on the Website may be transferred to Pubmatic and its demand partners for interest-based advertising. Statistical information and other non-cookie technologies (such as eTags and web or browser cache) may be used by third parties on this Website. Browser settings that block cookies may have no effect on these technologies, but you may clear your cache to delete such trackers. Data collected from a particular browser or device may be used with another computer or device that is linked to the browser or device on which such data was collected.
  2. Criteo. You may find Criteo’s privacy policy through this link. The data collected on the Website may be transferred to Criteo and its demand partners for interest-based advertising. Criteo may collect, access, and use non-identifying data to improve the Criteo Technology and other Criteo products, programs, and/or services. This non-identifying data may include on-site user behavior and user/page content data, URLs, statistics, or internal search queries. The non-identifying data are collected through the ad call and stored with a Criteo cookie for a maximum period of 13 months.
  3. Pulsepoint. You may find Pulsepoint’s privacy policy through this link.
  4. LiveRamp. You may find LiveRamp’s privacy policy through this link. When you use the Website, we share information that we may collect from you, such as your email (in hashed, de-identified form), IP address or information about your browser or operating system, with LiveRamp Inc, and its group companies (‘LiveRamp’). LiveRamp may use a cookie on your browser and match your shared information to their on- and offline marketing databases and those of its advertising partners to create a link between your browser and information in those other databases. This link may be shared by our partners globally for the purpose of enabling interest-based content or advertising throughout your online experience (e.g. cross device, web, email, in-app, etc.) by third parties unaffiliated with our website. These third parties may in turn link further demographic or interest-based information to your browser. To opt out of LiveRamp’s targeted advertising, please go here: https://liveramp.com/opt_out/
  5. RhythmOne. You may view RhythmOne’s privacy policy through this link. RhythmOne uses cookies and similar tracking technologies (such as mobile device identifiers and digital fingerprinting) to provide its services. RhythmOne may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please visit the following webpage: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.
  6. District M. You may find District M’s privacy policy through this link.
  7. YieldMo. You may find YieldMo’s privacy policy through this link. If you want to opt out of receiving interest based ads from Yieldmo or exercise your right under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) to opt-out of the sale of your personal information, you may do so through this link.
  8. The Rubicon Project. You may find Rubicon’s privacy policy through this link. If you want to opt out of receiving interest based ads from Rubicon or exercise your right under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) to opt-out of the sale of your personal information, you may do so through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page.
  9. Amazon Publisher Services. You may find Amazon Publisher Services’ privacy policy through this link.
  10. AppNexus. You may find the AppNexus privacy policy through this link.
  11. OpenX. You may find OpenX’s privacy policy through this link.
  12. Verizon Media formerly known as Oath. You may find Verizon Media’s privacy policy through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising.
  13. TripleLift. You may find TripleLift’s privacy policy through this link. To opt out of receiving interest-based advertising (including retargeting) from TripleLift’s services through the use of cookies in your current browser and for more information on what it means to opt-out, please go to www.triplelift.com/consumer-opt-out.
  14. Index Exchange. You may find Index Exchange’s privacy policy through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising.
  15. Sovrn. You may find Sovrn’s privacy policy through this link.
  16. GumGum. You may find GumGum’s privacy policy through this link. GumGum may (i) use place and use cookies on end users’ browsers or use web beacons to collect information about end users who visit such Publisher Websites and (ii) link such collected end user information to other end user information provided by third parties in order to deliver targeted Advertisements to such end users.
  17. Digital Remedy. You may find Digital Remedy’s privacy policy through this link.
  18. MediaGrid. You may find MediaGrid’s privacy policy through this link. MediaGrid may collect and store information about end-user interactions with this website through cookies, advertising IDS, pixels and server-to-server connections. MediaGrid was receive the following information: the page an End-User has requested and the referring/exit pages; Timestamp information (i.e., the date and time the End-User has visited the page); IP address; mobile device identifier; device model; device operating system; browser type; carrier; gender; age; geolocation (including GPS coordinates); clickstream data; cookie information; first-party identifiers’; and hashed email addresses; demographic and inferred interest information; and post-conversion data (from both online and offline behaviour). Some of this data is gathered from this website and others is gathered from advertisers. MediaGrid uses this data to provide its services. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising or review their privacy policy for more information.
  19. RevContent – You may find RevContent’s privacy policy through this link. RevContent may collect information about your browser or device, including browser type, IP Address, device type, user agent string, and operating system. RevContent also collects information about the websites you visit through their services, such as date and time of access and specific pages accessed and the content and ads you click on. You may opt-out of any personalization track by opting-out of RevContent’s data collection.
  20. Centro, Inc. – You may find Centro’s privacy policy through this link. You may find opt-out information for Centro’s services through the privacy policy link.
  21. 33Across, Inc. – You may find 33Across’s privacy policy through this link. To opt-out of personalized advertising, please visit https://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1.
  22. Conversant. LLC – You may find Conversant’s privacy policy through this link. Conversant uses information that does not directly identify you, such as information about your browser type, time and date of visit, your browsing or transaction activity, the subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over, and a unique identifier (such as a cookie string, or a unique advertising identifier provided by your mobile device) during your visits to this and other websites and apps in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. Conversant may use technologies such as cookies and other tracking technologies to collect this information. To learn more about interest-based advertising, or to opt-out, you can visit www.youronlinechoices.eu or https://www.networkadvertising.org/.

Google

We use Google Analytics on our website.

We have implemented the following:

Demographics and Interests Reporting

We along with third-party vendors, such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website. Opting out:
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt-out by visiting the Network Advertising initiative opt-out page or permanently using the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser add-on.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require a person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting personally identifiable information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals with whom it is being shared, and to comply with this policy. – See more at http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf

According to CalOPPA we agree to the following:

Users can visit our site anonymously.

Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page or as a minimum on the first significant page after entering our website.

Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’ and can be easily be found on the page specified above.

Users will be notified of any privacy policy changes:

  • On our Privacy Policy Page

Users are able to change their personal information:

  • By logging in to their account

How does our site handle do not track signals?

We honor do not track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

We do not specifically market to children under 13.

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:

  • We will notify the users via email
  • Within 7 business days
  • We will notify the users via in-site notification
  • Within 7 business days
  • We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

CAN-SPAM Act

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We collect your email address in order to:

  • Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.
  • Process orders and to send information and updates pertaining to orders.
  • We may also send you additional information related to your product and/or service.
  • Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.

To be in accordance with CANSPAM we agree to the following:

  • NOT use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
  • Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
  • Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
  • Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
  • Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
  • Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.

About Us and Emails


If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails:

  • Follow the instructions at the bottom of each email, and we will promptly remove you from ALLcorrespondence.

Contacting Us

Vicky

Patternprincess

181939 County Road N

Birnamwood, WI 54414

v@patternprincess.com

Last Edited 8.2.19

Comment Policy

 We love to hear from my Patternprincess community. It can be a great way of building relationships. However, we would appreciate that comments be kept in a positive and helpful light. I do reserve the right to remove any comments that I feel are not kind or are inappropriate, include profanity, contain language or concepts that could be deemed offensive, contain hate speech, or threats. I do appreciate your opinions, but please be thoughtful in your feedback. Remember, there are real people on the other end that are reading your comments and somethings can be hurtful. It is a good practice to treat others with the same respect and dignity that you would expect in treatment from others. Additionally, no spamming is also appreciated. Let’s build a positive and uplifting community.

Examples of will not be approved:

  • Spam comments
  • Harmful comments
  • Comments linking to an inappropriate site
  • Comments with profanity
  • Inappropriate Media
  • Affiliate Links

This is a guideline for you to use as an example of what not to use and does not cover every type of comment that is unacceptable.

You may not sell my patterns, tips, and recipes or claim them as your own.

You may make items to sell (i.e. on Etsy, at craft fairs) from my patterns, tips, and recipes, but I ask that you link back to my blog and provide credit for the pattern. The images that I use on this post are the property of Patternprincess. However, you can share an image if you link, please link back to the original post.

I may offer a free product or printable from time-to-time and it is appreciated if you would only use them for your personal use.

If there is something that you would like to copy, link to, or share, please write to me to receive my permission first. However, I would encourage you to share my posts on social media sites that link back to me. That will continue to help build our community.

My email is

v@patternprincess.com

Disclaimer

 The information and views provided in this blog site are opinions and information solely that of the blog owner and do not represent those of other people, institutions, or organizations that the owner may or may not be associated with in a professional or personal capacity, unless stated. Any comments, views, or opinions are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, or individual. All content provided on this blog is for informational purposes only.

The owner of this blog makes no representation as to the completeness or accuracy of any information on this site or by any link that is followed from this site. Further, the owner will not be liable for any errors or omissions in the information. Further, the owner will not be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information. Recipes are the work of the owner of this site. Any downloadable file that may be a pdf, doc, jpeg, png, etc. is provided at the user’s own risk. The owner will not be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages due to a corrupted or damaged file.

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Media

On this page, you will find media links to a variety of sources of Vicky’s work (Pattern Princess). Some free crochet patterns shares, media information, logos, and awards too. Take a few moments and check out the resources.

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