Privacy and Cookie Policy

The present blog was created and is maintained by me for personal use and for the purposes of sharing handmade items, tutorials on how to reproduce them, and occasionally product reviews.

By navigating this website and taking any action on it (including, but not restricted to, commenting and following) you must have read this Privacy Policy and agree with it. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, then please do not navigate this site or share any data on it. This Policy applies to all content on this website.

Cookies
As part of the blogger platform, this blog uses some services that might require collection of data or the use of cookies for the purposes of statistics or to enhance the user experience within the Blogger platform. You can find the Google Privacy Policy at this link.
Also note that you can always decide which cookies to accept – or whether to accept cookies at all – by going into your browser’s privacy settings.

YouTube Videos
I embed YouTube videos on my channel with the Privacy Enhanced Mode. When playing such videos, information is collected by Google according to their Privacy Policy. I do not personally collect any personal data when you watch videos on my channel.

Newsletter Subscription
Subscription to my newsletter requires collection of your email address. The newsletter provider is FeedBurner. You can find the FeedBurner Privacy Policy (as part of the Google Pivacy Policy) here. I do not personally store any of the emails shared as part of the newsletter subscription. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time by using the link provided in each email that is sent to you.

Following
By following this blog you are aware that your photo, name, and link to your profile will be publicly visible on my blog. If you do not want this information to be visible on my blog you can unfollow this blog at any time by using the tools provided by the Blogger platform. More information on following blogs within the Blogger platform can be found here.

Comments
When you add a comment to my blog will be sent to the Blogger platform (You can find the Google Privacy Policy at this link). I never save or store any of this information. You can delete your comments at any time.

Links to Third Party Sites and Social Media Paltforms
On my blog I have links to external websites and to my social media accounts. I will list below the Privacy Policy of the social media platforms linked on my blog.

Instagram Privacy Policy
Twitter Privacy Policy
Facebook Privacy Policy
YouTube Privacy Policy
Pinterest Privacy Policy

Although I link only to websites and blogs that I consider reputable, I am not responsible for their privacy policy. You can read their privacy policy if you are concerned about it.

Affiliated Links

For affiliate marketing purposes I used the following platforms: ShareASale, Awin, Affiliately.
I will not personally collect or store personal information with regards to my affiliated marketing activities. Below you can find the privacy policy of the aforementioned platforms.

ShareASale Privacy Policy
Awin Privacy Policy
Affiliately Privacy Policy
Laura Volpes is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com and amazon.co.uk.
Amazon.com Privacy Policy
Amazon.co.uk Privacy Policy

Giveaways
I may occasionally run giveaways on my blog. Participating in a giveaway will require that you leave a comment on the giveaway post. Comments on giveaway posts are subject to the same Privacy Policy referred to in the "Comments" section of this page. If you do not want to enter the giveaway do not comment on the giveaway post.
If you enter the giveaway, I assume you agree to what follows.
The giveaway winner will be selected through Random.org. I will not share any personal information about the giveaway participants on Random.org. 
The giveaway winner will have a certain amount of time to contact me to redeem their prize. The deadline will be specified in the giveaway post.  
In case you win, I will need your name, email address, and in some cases mailing address to send you the prize. 
If the giveaway is sponsored by a company I might need to transfer your personal data to them. I will always state that in the giveaway post and link to the company's privacy policy.
Any information collected by me during a giveaway is collected for the purposes of the giveaways and in no other circumstance will I share this information with third parties. I will keep that information for a maximum of four weeks, after which I will destroy it permanently.
By commenting on a giveaway post you agree to have your name posted in the giveaway post. I will remove the winner's name from the post after one week that he or she has contacted me, or once the deadline for redeeming the prize has passed.


This Privacy Policy may be subject to changes, so it is advisable that you check this page periodically. I will not restrict your rights under the Data Protection and Privacy laws without your consent. Any major changes to this policy will be communicated via blog updates.

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