Who we are

Our website address is: http://www.thecraftsteacher.com.

If you want to contact me, you can do so by email: info@thecraftsteacher.com.

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 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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. 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

At the moment of making this privacy policy, there are no contact forms available on this website. If this changes in the future, I will update this privacy policy accordingly.


A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer, tablet or smartphone the first time you visit this website. I use cookies that are necessary for correct functioning of this website. I do have links to other websites on this website, like YouTube and my social media accounts. We refer to their privacy policy if you click on these links.
This website is made with WordPress, a CMS (content management systeem) that is developed by Automattic. During your visit WordPress uses a cookie to check if your brwoser supports cookies. This cookies is not used for analysis and is purely functional. WordPress confirms to the regulation of the AVG (GDPR). I refer therefore to the policy of Automattic.

You can also set your browser settings in a way it doesn’t store cookies for any website (Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox en Safari). And it’s possible to delete cookies after they have been stored. You can find this in the documentation of your browser how you can do this.

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.

We also use cookies to save which language you chose the last time you visited the website, so you will see the pages and/or posts in that same language (if the page and/or post is available in that language). It expires after 1 year.

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.


This website uses Google Analytics for monitoring the use of this website. I refer to their info so you can see what Google uses and what they do with it to decide for yourself if you want this or not. If you don’t want this, you can delete your cookies in the browser and when coming to my website again you will be asked again if you allow these cookies. Just click NO if you don’t want them.


This website shows ads if you agree with using cookies. It helps me, because I get paid by Google for it. You get all the content on my website for free, but be aware it does cost me money to keep this website in the air. Not to mention all the stuff I have to pay for (yarn, hooks, needles) to be able to make all of it. So please be kind. You can always delete the cookies in your browser after visiting.

Who we share your data with

I do not share your data with other parties. As mentioned above with the cookies, the WordPress CMS saves your comments to be able to show it on the website. I don’t do anything with it. 

How long we retain your data

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 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.

Your contact information

If you want to contact me, you can do so by email: info@thecraftsteacher.com.

Additional information

How we protect your data

I keep backups of my website on USB devices that are encrypted with Bitlocker. Backups on my computer are password protected and encrypted in a zip-file with the AES-256 encryption method.

What data breach procedures we have in place

See previous paragraph

What third parties we receive data from

Does not apply

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Does not apply

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

Does not apply. I will only share data with organizations if I’m obligated to do that by law.