Privacy Policy

Oh bl***y EU GDPR bother!

Not sure if EU’s GDPR privacy protection regulations apply to non-commercial personal blogs like this one. But just in case…

If you’re super paranoid…

Please DO NOT visit this blog. While I don’t intentionally collect data about you – and most definitely don’t sell data to anyone or use it to serve ads – I am using WordPress blogging software & plugins. These may automatically collect info like form fields you filled out (so it can display comments or show me feedback), your internet connection IP address (which can sometimes be used to narrow down country or region where you visit this blog from). I’m not technical enough to know how to turn such data storage off without breaking my blog.

I will delete all the past feedback sent to me via the contact form on About & Contact page.

I’m keeping all the past comments for now. If you want your comments deleted, please find the comments, reply to them letting me know you want them deleted, or again let me know via on About & Contact page. I’ll then delete it asap.

I will also delete all previous social login username, name, and email address that have been logged when you left comments using a social login (eg Blogger, Discqus, Facebook, Google, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, WordPress).

For rest of you who are less paranoid…

Who ‘we’ are

Website address:

No ‘we’. Just a hobby sewing enthusiast blogging in the UK for fun & squandering money & time entertaining you.

What personal data this blog collects and why


When you leave comments on this blog, the blog software collects the info you entered in the comments form, and also your device’s internet connection IP address and web browser name/version/OS to help spam detection.

The option to use the social login for commenting instead of completing the name and email fields is provided by OneAll plugin. Please read the OneAll privacy policy for info about how your social login data is handled by this service. I don’t use the Social Analytics feature of the service, so I won’t know anything about you apart from what you made public in the comment, your email address if provided, and maybe country you’re view from.

Comments are checked through a couple of automated spam detection plug-in services. You can read about their privacy policy here and here. One is based in the US, so may not be 100% GDPR compliant. So if you are concerned, please DO NOT leave any comment.

Contact form

When you send me feedback via the contact form, the info you provide + your device’s internet connection IP address is forwarded to my email. A copy is kept in case I don’t receive the email. Going forward, I will delete the copy as soon as I see your feedback.


When you leave a comment and opt-in to save your name, email address and website, they are stored in browser cookies on your device for one year or until you clear the browser’s cookies on that device, whichever is sooner.

Embedded content from other websites

Some posts may include embedded videos and/or images from other websites (eg YouTube, Burdastyle). These content behaves in the exact same way as if you have visited & view the content on the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded video or image, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


I use WordPress Jetpack plugin for site visitor statistics. Here’s what they say they collect about you, the visitors of this blog:

Data Used: IP address, user ID (if logged in), username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code. Please also see Data Visibility and Retention information for this feature.

Activity Tracked: Post and page views, video plays (if videos are hosted by, outbound link clicks, referring URLs and search engine terms, and country. Jetpack also tracks performance on each page load that includes the Javascript file we use for Stats. This is exclusively for aggregate performance tracking across Jetpack sites in order to make sure that our plugin and code is not causing performance issues. This includes the tracking of page load times and resource loading duration (image files, Javascript files, CSS files, etc.).

Who your data is shared with

Apart from the blogging software & plugins, and embedded content that automatically collect data if you interact with them, I don’t share your data with anyone else.

How long your data is retained

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so that the blog can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

As I mentioned above, if you really want your comments and data deleted, contact me & I’ll do my best given my limited understanding of how the software & plugin works.

What rights you have over your data

If you have left comments, you can use the contact form to request to receive an exported file of the personal data this blog hold about you, including any data you have provided. You can also request that any personal data this blog hold about you is erased. This does not include any data that the blogging software, plugins, or embedded content providers are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.