Privacy Policy

PattyB Scraps
Company Privacy Policy
This Privacy Policy was last updated on May 20, 2018.
This privacy policy has been updated to comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for customers residing in the EU coming into force on May 25, 2018.
Your privacy and respect are my top priority.  As a micro business owner, I realize honesty and ease of access for you, my customer, must come first.  This Privacy Policy explains my data collection practices, your rights to access, modify, correct or restrict your personal data, as well as data storage and usage policies.

PattyB Scraps Privacy Policy applies any time you visit my blog on a desktop or mobile application.  
By visiting my site, you agree to this Privacy Policy.  If you don’t agree with this policy or any other agreement referenced within, you should not use my services.

Why I Need Your Personal Information
Portions of your personal information are required to allow you access to leave comments at my blog.  If you do not agree with my terms and policies, please do not use my site.  Additional data is collected on Facebook and via other service such as Google Analytics as described below.

What Personal Data Is Collected
We collect certain data from you directly:
  • information you enter yourself
  • data you enter to win or download a freebie or gift
  • data from third-party platforms like Social Media Sites (SMS) you may connect with PattyB Scraps or navigate to via a link from PattyB Scraps.
I also collect some data automatically via third-party platforms like Google Analytics, such as information about your device and what parts of my site you visit.  

Information You Provide
We may collect different information from or about you depending on how you use products and services.  To help you better understand the data we collect, some examples are listed below.
When you create an account and purchase digital scrapbooking products, including through a third-party platform, we collect any data you provide directly, including:

Blog Data
Certain information is captured when you leave a comment on my blog.  This includes your name, email address and IP address.  Currently, only your name and comment can be viewed by the general public. [The data is only stored by us and associated with your account.]

Social Networking Sites
Aside from PattyB Scraps blog, we use Social Media Sites (SMS) to manage delivery of  freebies, to coordinate product contests and/or individual giveaways, and to communicate with you.  We use “Facebook approved applications” that will provide certain data based on your personal privacy settings.
If you are in the EU countries covered specifically by GDPR your permission must be granted to access all new gifts.  When you grant permission for a free product, we receive the following information from your Facebook account.  Name, profile picture, City and State or Country, Date of Birth, date and time you granted access.  
The data collected is used to administer a freebie promotion and help me determine which products you prefer as a customer.  

Internet and Email Marketing Software & Programs
Email Marketing
When you subscribe to my Newsletter/Email Marketing we collect your name, email address and birthday.  
This information is used to deliver my weekly newsletter, some free products and industry specific announcements or important notices regarding your account directly to your inbox.

You may update your delivery preferences or opt-out at any time via update preferences link at the bottom of all communications.
Some software we use includes a tagging system that tags specific actions you take as a customer.  This allows me to send specific emails to customers who have expressed an interest in a product or topic.
Email marketing software is capable of tracking links you may click, within each email.  This information is used to assess product or service preferences and popularity.   

Google Drive
Occasionally, we use Google Drive to create customer surveys or deliver content.  When you complete a survey, we collect all information requested on that document.  This information is used to help us determine your customer preferences and for additional communication if necessary.

Site Cookies
A cookie is a text file that is place on your hard disk by a web page server.  Cookies do not run programs or deliver viruses to your computer or mobile device.  Cookies are assigned to individuals.  They can only be read by a web server in the domain where the cookie was issued.
One of the ways cookies are used is to save you time and improve your browsing experience when you visit the site.
Cookies are also used:  to remember your login details or provide you with better browsing experience.
We use cookies on our site which automatically collect information as you browse.  These cookies collect some of the following information:
Browser, browser type, operating system, device type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), average time you spend on the blog or browsing the store, which pages you viewed and your Internet Protocol (IP) address.  This is often referred to as website analytics.
Analytics Cookies are used to collect data about traffic to PattyB Scraps, how you use the site, where you came from, whether or not you have previously visited and similar information.  
Google Analytic is used to track analytics cookies on the site.
Most browsers automatically accept cookies but you can modify your browser settings to decline cookies.  Declining cookies will affect your browsing experience.

Data Storage
Your personal information is stored on each individual platform as well as my third-party hosting vendor.  The data is kept only as long as needed, and deleted upon request.
Data and Information Sharing
Links to Other Sites
The blog contains links to other sites and platforms.  We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of any other sites and recommend you read the privacy policy of any sites you visit.
We do not knowingly collection information from children under the age of 13.  If you are under age 13, you must obtain permission from your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.

Security of your Personal Information
PattyB Scraps uses SSL Protocol to secure your personal information from unauthorized use, access and disclosure.
We take this very seriously and strive to take every precaution to protect your personal data.  Unfortunately, we cannot 100% guarantee data transmission over the internet or any wireless network.  As a result, we are unable to guarantee the privacy, security, and integrity of your personal information.
Contact Information
To contact me regarding this Privacy Policy or with any questions or comments simply email PattyB Scraps at this email address: