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Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how The Artisan Life uses and protects any information that you give while using www.natashalh.com. This policy was last updated on 10/07/2019.

Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Who “we” are

Hi, I’m Natasha! This privacy policy is for The Artisan Life blog, located at www.natashalh.com. On this page, “I,” “we,” “this site,” “this blog,” etc. all refer to The Artisan Life.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We may collect the following information:

  • Contact information including email address and first name when voluntarily provided for comments or subscription to email newsletters
  • Demographic information such as preferences and interests
  • Other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers as specifically requested with express consent
  • 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.

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided. At this time, no more than two emails are sent a month.
  • IP addresses are logged in order to help prevent unauthorized access to The Artisan Life and prevent spam comments. This improves security and user experience for all blog readers.
  • Email addresses provided with comments are not displayed publicly or used for contact purposes except for comment reply notifications, if the user elects to receive notifications. Providing an email address with comments is completely optional.
  • 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 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. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service, Akismet.
  • We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties. Ever. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting. The email service used, ConvertKit, is GDPR compliant and provides easy opt out choices if you ever want to unsubscribe.
  • 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. At this time, only Medivine and YouTube videos are embedded. Please see the Mediavine and YouTube privacy policies for full information. 

Additional aps, plugins, and services used

Google Analytics Provider: Google inc. Purpose: Analytics Personal Data collected: Cookies, Usage data

Privacy Policy

Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of this Application, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services.

Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

Akismet Provider: Automattic inc. Purpose: SPAM protection Personal Data collected: Various types of data as specified in the privacy policy of the service

Privacy Policy

Akismet is a SPAM protection service provided by Automattic Inc. Please visit the Aimset privacy policy page for full information.

Pinterest Pin-It Provider: Pinterest Purpose: Interaction with external social networks and platforms Personal Data collected: Cookies, Usage data.

Privacy Policy

The Pinterest “Pin it” button and social widgets are services allowing interaction with the Pinterest platform provided by Pinterest Inc.

Evergreen Countdown Timer Provider: Deadline Funnel Purpose: To provide limited time offers to new subscribers. Personal Data collected: cookies.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. All Artisan Life posts and pages use SSL/https for your protection.

ConvertKit ConvertKit is used for delivery of electronic opt-in downloads and newsletters. We store your name and email address for purposes of delivering these communications.  Please refer to ConvertKit’s privacy policy for more information.

Limit Login Attempts. Provider: Cerber Tech. Limit Login Attempts protects The Artisan Life from brute force hacking attempts. It collects IP addresses whenever an admin login is attempted. Please visit the full privacy policy for more information.

How The Artisan Life use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Cookies may also be used when a user opts to not see a popup on future visits or to prevent repeat viewers from seeing the same popup time and again.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. You can also delete cookies at any time in your browser settings. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.


Some of our advertisers occasionally serve you cookies as well. We do not have control over cookies placed by advertisers. The Artisan Life 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 https://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Disclosure, copyright, and affiliates

The Artisan Life 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.   We may earn a commission if you make a purchase through one of our links.

Additional affiliate programs used include, but are not limited to, Blueprint, Magiclinks, Willowing, and Knitpicks. When you make a purchase using one of these links, The Artisan Life receives a small commission at no additional cost to you.

All content and images are the sole property of The Artisan Life, all rights reserved. You may share one image and a link to the original post on another website.

All printable products and digital products, whether offered free or for purchase, are intended for individual use and may not be shared by emailing or transferring files, posting in a forum or other website, commercial use, or any other means of replication without express permission.

Please contact me at natashalh(at)stalkingthewildsnark(dot)com if you would like to seek permission for sharing.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
  • if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by contacting us.

Opt Out 

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us. You may also contact us to request that your information be deleted or amended. Please direct all such requests to natasha(at)natashalh(dot)com.