Privacy Policy

As the owner of crochetingbyjane.com (the “Site”), understand that your privacy is of critical importance. This Privacy Policy describes what information we collect from you via the Site and how we use and disclose such information.

Our Use of Cookies

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. We use cookies for the following purposes: (a) authentication – we use cookies to identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate our website; (b) status – we use cookies to help us to determine if you are logged into our website; (c) personalization – we use cookies to store information about your preferences and to personalize the website for you; (d) security – we use cookies as an element of the security measures used to protect user accounts, including preventing fraudulent use of login credentials, and to protect our website and services generally; (e) advertising – we use cookies to help us to display advertisements that will be relevant to you; and (f) analysis – we use cookies to help us to analyze the use and performance of our website and services; We use Google Analytics to analyze the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google’s privacy policy is available at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting is in use on this website. Collected aggregate data (such as age, gender and interests) is used to guide content in order to better serve visitors. It may also be cited in media kits and referenced in discussion with potential partnerships. Since we take your privacy seriously, our Google Analytics set-up anonymizes IP addresses. Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links: (a) https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome); (b) https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (Firefox); (c) http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/ (Opera); (d) https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer); (e) https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari); and (f) https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy (Edge). Please note that blocking cookies may have a negative impact on the functions of many websites, including our Site. Some features of the Site may cease to be available to you.

Email Addresses

We may collect your email address, but only if you voluntarily provide it to us. This may occur, for example, if you sign up to receive an email newsletter, leave a comment, or enter a promotion. We will use your email address for the purposes for which you provided it to us. You may opt out of such email communications at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” button in the email. For instance, if you sign up for our newsletter, you will receive notification of new blog posts, roundups, special updates, and occasional news regarding the Site or other brand-related products or services that we believe may be of interest to you. Your email address may also be shared with the technology provider we use in connection with the purposes for which you provided it. For instance, we use Constant Contact to deliver our email newsletters. Information provided is transferred to Constant Contact for processing in accordance to their Privacy Policy and Terms.

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

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

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.

Where your data is sent

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

California Privacy Notice

This California Privacy Notice (“CA Notice”) applies solely to individual residents of California (“Consumers” or “you”) and supplements the information contained in our Privacy Policy.  All terms in this CA Notice have the same meaning as defined in our Privacy Policy, if not defined in our Privacy Policy, or as otherwise defined by the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”).  For the purpose of this CA Notice, personal information applies to “personal information” as defined by the CCPA (also referred to in this CA Notice as “PI”). In the last 12 months, we may have collected the following categories of PI:
  • Identifiers, such as your name, email address, date of birth, or other similar identifiers.
  • California Customer Records (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e)), such as birth date, contact information, and payment information.
  • Protected Classification Characteristics, such as age and gender.
  • Commercial Information, such as payment and purchase history.
  • Internet/Network Information, such as device information, logs, and analytics data.
  • Geolocation Data, such as precise location information from your device or generated based on IP address or Wi-Fi.
  • Profession/Employment Information, such as your employer, company, or school if your subscription is tied to an employer or school account.
  • Other Personal Information, such as information you post on our social media pages or otherwise provide to us.
  • Inferences, such as predictions about your interests and preferences.

Your California Consumer Rights

As a California resident, you may be able to exercise the following rights in relation to the PI about you that we have collected (subject to certain limitations under the CCPA, such as exceptions therein and the ability to verify your identity): The Right to Access You have the right to request any or all the PI we have collected and disclosed in the last 12 months. Note that your right to receive PI is limited to twice in a 12-month period. The Right to Request Deletion You have the right to request the deletion of PI we have collected from you, subject to certain exceptions. The Right to Opt-Out of Sales You have the right to direct us not to “sell” PI we have collected about you to third parties now or in the future (as such term “sale” is broadly defined under the CCPA, which includes disclosures to third parties for both monetary and non-monetary consideration). We do not have actual knowledge of “selling” PI of consumers under sixteen (16) years of age. The Right to Non-Discrimination You have the right not to receive discriminatory treatment for exercising these rights. However, please note that if the exercise of these rights limits our ability to process PI (such as in the case of a deletion request), we may no longer be able to provide you our products and services or engage with you in the same manner. “Shine the Light” California residents that have an established business relationship with us have rights to know how their information is disclosed to third parties for their direct marketing purposes under California’s “Shine the Light” law (Civ. Code §1798.83).

To Exercise Your Right to Access or Right to Deletion

To exercise your right to access or deletion, please submit a request by filling out our California Consumer Rights Request Form. Before processing your request, we will need to verify your identity and confirm you are a resident of the State of California. In order to verify your identity, we will generally either require the successful authentication of your account or the matching of sufficient information you provide us to the information we maintain about you in our systems. This process may require us to request additional personal information from you, including, but not limited to, your email address, phone number, or date of last transaction on our Services. In certain circumstances, we may decline a request to exercise the rights described above, particularly where we are unable to verify your identity or locate your information in our systems. If we cannot comply with a request, we will explain the reasons in our response.

To Exercise Your Right to Opt-Out of “Sales”

We “sell” PI to third parties, as such term is broadly defined under the CCPA.  The third parties to whom we “sell” PI may use such information for their own purposes in accordance with their own privacy statements, which may include reselling this information to additional third parties.

European Privacy Notice

This European Privacy Notice supplements the information contained in our Privacy Policy and applies solely to individuals located in the EEA, the UK, or Switzerland (“you”) and to the Services available in the EEA, UK, and Switzerland that link to this European Privacy Notice: Controller of your Personal Data The controller of your personal data under this European Privacy Notice is Crochet By Jane, with an address of  – Kampala, Uganda. Our local representative with respect to the GDPR can be contacted at jkatusabe2012@gmail.com Legal Basis for Using Personal Data We process your personal data only if we have a legal basis to do so, including:
  • to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations;
  • for the performance of our contract with you or to take steps at your request before entering into a contract;
  • for our legitimate interests or those of a third party;
  • where you have given consent to our specific use.
The purpose for which we use and process your information and the legal basis on which we carry out each type of processing is further explained below. Purposes for which we will process the information & legal basis for such processing
  • To provide products and services you request: It is necessary for us to process your personal data in order to deliver the services and process transactions according to the applicable contract between us (or take necessary steps relating thereto).
  • To respond to requests, questions, and comments, and provide other types of user support: It is necessary for us to respond to requests, questions, and comments, and provide other types of user support in order to take steps at your request or according to the applicable contract between us.
  • To offer you products and services in marketing communications, or direct you to portions of this Site or other websites, that we believe may interest you: We may send electronic marketing communications to you if you have consented to these communications. It is in our legitimate interest to market out products and services to you by other means and to direct you to portions of this Site or other websites that we believe may interest you. We consider this use to be proportionate and will not be prejudicial or detrimental to your rights and freedoms.
  • To communicate about, and administer your participation in, events, programs, contests, and other offers or promotions: We will send electronic communications to you if you have consented to these communications, where such consent is required by applicable law. With respect to other communications, it is in our legitimate interest to communicate to you and administer your participation in, our events, programs, contests, and other offers or promotions. We consider this use to be proportionate and will not be prejudicial or detrimental to your rights and freedoms.
  • To carry out, evaluate, and improve our business (which may include developing new features for the Services; analyzing and enhancing the user experience on the Services; optimizing and assessing the effectiveness of our marketing and advertising; and managing our communications): It is in our legitimate interests to process your personal data to carry out these activities. We consider this use to be proportionate and will not be prejudicial or detrimental to your rights and freedoms.
  • To perform data analytics regarding usage of the Services (including market and customer research, trend analysis, financial analysis, and pseudonymization or anonymization of personal data): It is in our legitimate interests to process your personal data to carry out these activities. We consider this use to be proportionate and will not be prejudicial or detrimental to you.
  • To serve advertising, content, and offers to you based on your interests and online activities, from us or third parties: We will serve you advertising, content and offers to you based on your interests and online activities if you have consented to this processing.
  • To enable our affiliates or service providers to perform certain activities on our behalf: It is necessary for us to process your personal data in this manner in order to deliver the services and process transactions according to the applicable contract between us. It is also in our legitimate interest to enable our service providers and affiliates to perform certain activities on our behalf. We consider this use to be proportionate and will not be prejudicial or detrimental to your rights and freedoms.
  • To notify you of any changes to the Services that may affect you: It is necessary for us to process your personal data in order to deliver the services and process transactions according to the applicable contract between us.
  • If we are required to do so by law, regulation, or legal process (such as a court order or subpoena); in response to requests from government agencies, such as law enforcement authorities, including to meet national security requirements; if we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss, or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity; and in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets (including a reorganization, dissolution, or liquidation).  In such an event, we will seek to provide you with commercially reasonable notice, e.g., via email and/or notice on our Sites, of any change in ownership, incompatible new uses of your personal data, and choices you may have regarding your personal data:  We conduct this processing to comply with our legal obligations and to protect the public interest.
  • Guard against, identify, and prevent fraud and other criminal activity, claims, and other liabilities; and comply with applicable legal requirements, law enforcement requests, and our company policies:  We conduct this processing to comply with our legal obligations and to protect the public interest.
Data Subject Rights If you are located in the EEA, the UK, or Switzerland, you have the following rights in respect of your personal data that we hold:
  • Right of access: You have the right to ask us for confirmation on whether we are processing your personal data, and access to the personal data and related information.
  • Right to correction: You have the right to have your personal data corrected, as permitted by law.
  • Right to erasure: You have the right to ask us to delete your personal data, as permitted by law.
  • Right to withdraw consent: You have the right to withdraw consent that you have provided.
  • Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority: You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority in the member state of your habitual residence.
  • Right to restriction of processing: You have the right to request the limiting of our processing under limited circumstances.
  • Right to data portability: You have the right to receive the personal data that you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, and you have the right to transmit that information to another controller, including to have it transmitted directly, where technically feasible.
  • Right to object: You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data, as permitted by law, under limited circumstances.
To exercise any of these rights, please:
  • Submit a request through the European Rights Request Form. Please note that the above rights are not absolute and we may be entitled to refuse requests, wholly or partly, where exceptions under the applicable law apply.
You also have the right to lodge a complaint to your local data protection authority. Further information about how to contact your local data protection authority is available at: https://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/bodies/authorities/index_en.htm.

How to contact Us

You can contact us through our CONTACT US page for any queries. All feedback, questions, and comments  in connection with our privacy