Blog Disclosure & Privacy Policy

This policy is valid from January 2020.

The Slipcover Maker blog is written and edited by Karen at The Slipcover Maker. For questions about this blog, contact me at https://slipcovermaker.com/contact/

Copyright. Unless otherwise noted, all content on this blog including text, photos, artwork and instructional PDF’s are copyrighted works that legally belong to The Slipcover Maker. Images may be pinned and shared on my peer blogs and their social media sites only if they are linked to my website and I am given credit. No part of my content may be copied, published or reprinted without my consent.

Product Reviews and Projects. This blog does not accept any form of cash advertising, sponsorship, or paid topic insertions. I do use affiliate links for some of my favorite fabrics and supplies that I frequently work with and recommend. I also accept sample yardage occasionally from select fabric suppliers to test and evaluate. I share the results via a product review as it relates to a slipcover project only if I feel it will benefit my readers.

The views and opinions expressed on this blog are my own. The fabric recommendations and tutorial instructions I provide are based solely on my expertise and personal experience. I don’t guarantee you will have the same experience or results as I had.

I’m not responsible for the actions of the fabric retailers and other suppliers I list on my blog. If you buy a product through a link on my blog, you must deal directly with that company to resolve any issues.

Privacy. When you subscribe to my blog you sign-up with your email address. My blog only uses your email address to deliver new posts featured on my blog and occasionally a newsletter.

Your email address is not made public in order to protect your privacy. I respect your privacy and will never sell your contact information to another company or share it with anyone.

Data Collection. My website is hosted by WordPress.com, which collects data in a variety of ways that allow me to see how my site is being used.

Cookies — these are essential for my WordPress.com site to perform basic functions. For example, my site uses cookies to store preferences set by you. Cookies also collect information on how you interact with my website, including what pages you visit most as well as other analytical data. The cookies cannot identify you.

I use this non-personal information combined with Google Analytics traffic reporting to better understand how visitors are using my blog.

To find out more about how to manage or delete cookies please visit aboutcookies.org.

Comments — when you leave a comment on my site it collects the data shown in the comments form, and also the your 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 — articles on my site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if you have 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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Shopping — my store is created with Woo Commerce and lives on my WordPress site. It collects information about you during the checkout process on my store.

While you visit my online store it tracks :

  • Products you’ve viewed.
  • Your location, IP address and browser type for purposes of estimating taxes and shipping.
  • Shipping address so it can estimate shipping before you place an order and send you the order.

When you make a purchase, my site will ask you to provide information including your name, billing address, shipping address, email address, phone number, credit card/payment details and optional account information like username and password. Your information will be used for purposes, such as, to:

  • Send you information about your account and order.
  • Respond to your requests, including refunds and complaints.
  • Process payments and prevent fraud.
  • Set up your account for my store.
  • Comply with any legal obligations I have, such as calculating taxes.
  • Improve my store offerings.

If you create an account (optional), my site will store your name, address, and email, which will be used to populate the checkout for future orders.

My site will generally store information about you for as long as I need the information for the purposes for which I collect and use it. I’m not not legally required to continue to keep it. For example, my site will store order information for 1 year for tax and accounting purposes. This includes your name, email address and billing and shipping addresses.  My site also stores comments or reviews, if you choose to leave them.

Payments — I accept payments through PayPal. When processing payments, some of your data will be passed to PayPal, including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information. Please see the PayPal Privacy Policy for more details.