Privacy Policy

Who we are:

Our website address is:


1. What personal data we collect and why we collect it (general):

Personal data such as email address and IP address are collected through various processes on this website.

The following processes all generate personal data: analytics, cookies, use of contact forms, subscription forms and leaving comments. Please continue reading for more information regarding these processes.


When visitors willingly 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: After approval of your comment, if you use Gravatar, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


We use Mailchimp to manage subscriptions and to hold subscriber lists which include email and sometimes name if you provided it too, when signing up. You can review Mailchimp’s Privacy policy here: 

We will never share any personal information with other unrelated third parties.  Subscribers to blog updates are free to unsubscribe at any time. If you do wish to unsubscribe you can do so via the link at the bottom of  any Mailchimp email or by contacting

Contact forms

Personal data such as name, email address and IP address are captured when someone submits a contact form. We keep contact form submissions for only the time period necessary for dealing with enquiries and we do not use the information submitted through them for marketing purposes.


This website uses Cookies.

Cookies are small files that store and collect information that is used to make a websites user’s experience more efficient such as saving a website visitors preferences so that they won’t need to be set again on future visits.

You can manage cookies by changing the settings on your browser but bear in mind that some changes may affect your experience of using this website.

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.

2. Google Analytics:

This website uses Google Analytics. This records information relating to your use of this site such as searches that you make, pages that you view, browser type, IP address, requested URL, referring URL and timestamp. All of this information is used to analyse usage of this site and helps me to understand users interests. The retention period for data associated with user identifiers and cookies is set at the minimum of 14 months. This time period for deletion takes effect from May 25th 2018.

IP address data can also be made anonymous by removing the last octet: Click here for information regarding this process

Google’s privacy policy is here

3. What personal data we collect and why we collect it…”I Themes Security”:

Security Logs

The IP address of visitors, user ID of logged in users, and username of login attempts are conditionally logged to check for malicious activity and to protect the site from specific kinds of attacks. Examples of conditions when logging occurs include login attempts, log out requests, requests for suspicious URLs, changes to site content, and password updates. This information is retained for 7 days.

Who we share your data with

This site is scanned for potential malware and vulnerabilities by Sucuri’s SiteCheck. We do not send personal information to Sucuri; however, Sucuri could find personal information posted publicly (such as in comments) during their scan. For more details, please see Sucuri’s privacy policy.

How long we retain your data

Security logs are retained for 7 days.

Where we send your data

This site is part of a network of sites that protect against distributed brute force attacks. To enable this protection, the IP address of visitors attempting to log into the site is shared with a service provided by For privacy policy details, please see the iThemes Privacy Policy.

4. Source: Lite Speed Cache

This site utilizes caching in order to facilitate a faster response time and better user experience. Caching potentially stores a duplicate copy of every web page that is on display on this site. All cache files are temporary and are never accessed by any third party, except as necessary to obtain technical support from the cache plugin vendor. Cache files expire on a schedule set by the site administrator, but may easily be purged by the admin before their natural expiration, if necessary.

5. Source: Akismet Anti Spam Protection

We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

6. Web Hosting: Who we share your data with

This website is hosted by via the interface. By default, WordPress does not share any personal data with anyone, but if you wish, you can read their privacy policy here

You can read Kualo’s Privacy policy here

It has already been mentioned in the subscribers’ section above that subscription lists are stored with Mailchimp.

How long your data is retained

The owner of Dream.Cut.Sew (Diane G) pledges to keep contact form enquiries for no longer than 6 months.

As mentioned above, the retention period for analytics data is set to 14 months.

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 left comments on this site, 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.


Contact information:

For privacy specific concerns the website owner can be contacted at

The owner of this website (Diane G) reserves the right to make changes to this privacy policy at any time by giving notice to its Users on this page. It is strongly recommended to check this page often, referring to the date of the last modification listed at the bottom. If a User objects to any of the changes to the Policy, the User must cease using this website and can request that the website owner remove the Personal Data. Unless stated otherwise, the then-current privacy policy applies to all Personal Data the Data Controller has about Users.

***Please note:

Within this website are links that lead to other websites. The owner of is not responsible for information or content used on any of these websites and you should review each website’s privacy policy when visiting them.

*Policy last updated May 11th 2019

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