Privacy Policy

Who I am

I am Katja Kuitunen, a sewing blogger and my website address is

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors 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 anonymised 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, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

The possible contact forms on this website may require you to give your name and email address. I reserve right to save this information using Google Gmail indefinitely unless you request your data being removed. In that case I will remove your data unless the law prevents me from doing so.

Subscriber data

In order for me to send notifications on the new blog posts I will store your email address or your public WordPress username. You can always unsubscribe whenever you want and this information will be removed at that point. This contact information may be used to contact subscribers on other news or announcements concerning this website. The contact information is never used for spamming purposes.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving 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.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

If you click an affiliate link a cookie may be saved on your computer that helps to identify you and the site you are coming from. This allows the advertiser to know that their advertisement has been noticed on my site and may provide information to the advertiser on the possible discount/other deal that the user is entitled to based on the clicking on the advertisement.

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


Who we share your data with

I use Jetpack plugin and Google Analytics to analyse the traffic on my website. Google Analytics uses cookies and the visitor information is stored for 14 months.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise 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 we send your data

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

My contact information

If you have questions concerning the privacy on this website, contact me at

Additional information

How we protect your data

The information that you provide me (excluding the public comments) is stored on and is password protected. I will do my best to keep your information safe and secure.

What data breach procedures we have in place

If I notice a data breach I will do my best to inform the concerned parties as soon as possible.