Privacy PolicyOccasionally Crafty: Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This policy was last updated in November 2023.

Your privacy is important to Occasionally Crafty. The policy below outlines how your personal
information is collected and how it is used when you use our website.

You agree to the terms of this policy when you use this website.
This privacy policy may change from time to time. If any changes are made, then you will be
notified by revising the date at the top of this policy.

About Occasionally Crafty
Founded in 2010 and based in the United States of America, Occasionally Crafty
is an independently operated blog run by Valerie Earnest.
This website is made to inspire busy women to create beautiful but simple projects.

How Information is Collected
Here is how your information is collected on Occasionally Crafty:

  • if you subscribe to the newsletter
  • if you leave a comment on the blog
  • through website cookies and log files
  • through Google Analytics

If you decide to join the newsletter via any of the many sign-up forms located throughout this website,
then your first name and email address are required. We require your email address in order to send
you the emails and we require your first name so that my emails to you will include
a friendly personalized note.

At the bottom of every email I send, you will find a link to unsubscribe. You may unsubscribe from the
newsletter at any time. If you are having trouble unsubscribing or would like to be removed from the
newsletter, then simply send me an email at asking to be removed.

I currently use MailChimp as my email service provider (read their privacy policy here Your data is collected and then passed to them. Tags are used
within MailChimp to track your actions and page visits so that future emails can be better tailored to
meet your needs.

Currently, I send a minimum of two emails per week. However, I will occasionally email you about
products and other promotions that may be relevant to your interests.

Your email and name are never sold or given away to a third party.

All emails you receive are CAN-SPAM compliant. At the bottom of every email, you will find information
on how to contact the sender, as well as information on how to unsubscribe.

Blog Comments
Love something you read on my blog? Then leaving a comment is a great way to do that!
I personally love hearing your feedback. If you choose to leave a comment on a blog post, then please
be aware that the comment is then public and visible to anyone who reads the comment section.
Your email address is never shared or disclosed, but your name and comment will be visible to others.

It is highly recommended that you avoid leaving detailed personal information in your comments.

I reserve the right to remove comments deemed as inappropriate, threatening, profane, or spammy
without notice.

I also sell products via affiliate programs. Each program collects and retains its own data. I do not
have access to the personal information that is collected by these affiliate programs. It is best to read
their individual privacy policies for more information on how your data is collected and used.

Cookies store user-specific information in a log. I use the following cookies on Occasionally Crafty.

Google Analytics
Occasionally Crafty uses Google Analytics to track website performance and user behavior. It provides
information on pageviews, referral sources, and other valuable information that helps me adapt the
content I write for this website. Google Analytics does capture anonymous data about location, age,
gender, and interests, but I have no way to connect that information and specifically identify you.
Google Analytics may also capture your IP address as you make your way around this website.
User and event data is retained for 26 months and then is automatically deleted. You can read more

Advertisements on Occasionally Crafty
To support this website, third party advertisements are used. Occasionally Crafty currently runs
advertisements via Google AdSense. They may use cookies or web beacons when they advertise here
on Occasionally Crafty in order to show you tailored ads to you.

Social Media Privacy
Occasionally Crafty uses various social media platforms. Occasionally Crafty is not responsible for what
you post on Occasionally Crafty's social media channels.

Parental Consent
If you are under 16 years old, you must first have parental permission before using our website or
entering personal information.

Final Notes on this Privacy Policy
You have the right to access your personal data and know how it is being processed. Hopefully, the
policy above adequately explains how your data is used.

Personal information will not be transferred unless we are legally obligated to do so. If you would like
your information to be removed from our systems, please contact You can
request to be removed at any time.

Occasionally Crafty contains links to other websites. As such, Occasionally Crafty is not responsible for
the privacy policies of other websites or the third-party applications it uses.

If you have questions or concerns about this privacy policy, please feel free to contact us at