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Privacy Policy for Needlepointers.com


If you require any more information or have any questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us by using our contact page or emailing askme@needlepointers.com.

At Needlepointers.com we consider the privacy of our visitors to be extremely important. This privacy policy document describes in detail the types of personal information is collected and recorded by Needlepointers.com and how we use it.

Log Files

Like many other Web sites, Needlepointers.com makes use of log files. These files merely logs visitors to the site - usually a standard procedure for hosting companies and a part of hosting services's analytics. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. This information is used to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement around the site, and gather demographic information.

Google Analytics

Our site uses Google Analytics. Click the link to learn how Google Analytics uses data from our site.

Cookies and Web Beacons

Needlepointers.com uses cookies to store information about visitors' preferences, to record user-specific information on which pages the site visitor accesses or visits, and to personalize or customize our web page content based upon visitors' browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser.

If you would like to read more about cookies and how to control and disable them, visit this web site: Cookies & You.

Display Ads

The Website uses Mediavine to manage all third-party advertising on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use cookies. Mediavine may collect IP addresses and location to serve personalized ads. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.

Visitors can choose to block or limit cookies on their browser but this may cause some parts of our site to not function properly.

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)

The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.

First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The "help" feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.

Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.

The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:

  • IP Address
  • Operating System type
  • Operating System version
  • Device Type
  • Language of the website
  • Web browser type
  • Email (in hashed form)

Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.

If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.

Amazon Associate

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

AddThis.com

AddThis.com provides the Social Sharing and following links on our site. These links are displayed on the pages of our site as inline buttons and as hover buttons. Please read their privacy policy to see how they use your data.

HOTJAR

We use Hotjar in order to better understand our users’ needs and to optimize this service and experience. Hotjar is a technology service that helps us better understand our users’ experience (e.g. how much time they spend on which pages, which links they choose to click, what users do and don’t like, etc.) and this enables us to build and maintain our service with user feedback. Hotjar uses cookies and other technologies to collect data on our users’ behavior and their devices. This includes a device's IP address (processed during your session and stored in a de-identified form), device screen size, device type (unique device identifiers), browser information, geographic location (country only), and the preferred language used to display our website. Hotjar stores this information on our behalf in a pseudonymized user profile. Hotjar is contractually forbidden to sell any of the data collected on our behalf.

For further details, please see the ‘about Hotjar’ section of Hotjar’s support site.

Our Advertising Partners

Some of our advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on our site. Please see our Affiliate Statement for more information on our advertising partners.

While each of these advertising partners has their own Privacy Policy for their site, an updated and hyperlinked resource is maintained here: Privacy Policies.

You may consult this listing to find the privacy policy for each of the advertising partners of Needlepointers.com.

These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology in their respective advertisements and links that appear on Needlepointers.com and which are sent directly to your browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons) may also be used by our site's third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see on the site.

Needlepointers.com has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

Third Party Privacy Policies

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices. Needlepointers.com's privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites. You may find a comprehensive listing of these privacy policies and their links here: Privacy Policy Links.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers' respective websites. What Are Cookies?

Children's Information

We believe it is important to provide added protection for children online. We encourage parents and guardians to spend time online with their children to observe, participate in and/or monitor and guide their online activity. Needlepointers.com does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian believes that Needlepointers.com has in its database the personally-identifiable information of a child under the age of 13, please contact us immediately (using the contact in the first paragraph) and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

Giveaways

We occasionally hold giveaways and run them using Rafflecopter. Please see Rafflecopter's privacy policy to see how they use your information. We get names, e-mail addresses, IP Addresses and entry information from Rafflecopter. Needlepointers.com only uses the name and e-mails to contact winners to mail their prizes. We will not use or sell the e-mail addresses for other purposes.

How we use and share collected information

We collect information from users in a variety of ways including:

  • We will use the information submitted through our contact us page or sent via e-mail to provide customer service.
  • We will send out emails to users who subscribe to our e-mail list through the subscribe text.

We do not sell, trade, or rent users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined previously in this privacy policy. We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the site or administer activities on our behalf. Some examples are sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes.

NEWSLETTERS & EMAILS

We send weekly/bi-weekly newsletters using a service Flodesk.  Flodesk's terms of service and privacy policy can be accessed through the link.  Flodesk collects and maintains our e-mail list so you can safely unsubscribe at any time.  

Prior to May 23rd, 2020, we used Mailchimp service for our newsletters.  We have migrated completely to Flodesk after that date.

We will respond to e-mails sent to us through our "Contact Us" page.  

Intellectual Property

We hold the copyright of all the images on this website, unless specified otherwise, and all rights are reserved.

The Site and its original content, features and functionality are owned by Needlepointers.com. Users are welcome to share the content via social media and other such channels by linking to content found on the Site. No portion of the Site may be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, or otherwise exploited for any purpose without express written consent.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This privacy policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website and regarding information shared and/or collected there. This policy does not apply to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.

Consent

By using our website, you hereby consent to our privacy policy and agree to its terms. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. By continuing to use of this Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

 



Updates to this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy was last updated on: Tuesday, May 10th, 2022. This date will be updated when we update, amend or make any changes to our privacy policy.

5/10/2022 - Updated "Mediavine Programmatic Advertising" section.

10/31/2020 - Updates for better ADA Accessibility.  Moved link to Google Analytics from "Click Here".  Removed duplicate title text on Third Party Privacy Policy link.

8/27/2020 - Added Section about Hotjar

7/16/2020 - Updated Mediavine section.

5/30/2020 - Updated to add "Mediavine partners list" section.  Added Flodesk as newsletter provider.  Added "Newsletters & Emails" section.

4/2/19 - Updated to add section "How we use and share collected information"
1/21/19 - Updated to remove Google Adsense information and replaced with Mediavine information. Fixed first paragraph's information on how to contact us.
10/28/18 - Updated to include AddThis.com info.



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