Note: I’ve temporarily disabled commenting on this website for the time being. I am really sorry if you wanted to post a comment and were not able to do so. I do plan to enable commenting again soon (when I have the time to monitor comments, respond to them and delete spam.)
When Comments Are Enabled: If you post a comment on any page or post on this site, WordPress will automatically prompt you to enter an email address. The email address WILL NOT BE DISPLAYED on the site (although your web site URL will be if you enter a URL. That’s optional.) Your comment including your email address will be emailed to me for moderation. I’m not sure if there’s any way to disable that, so if you want to comment but you don’t want me to have your email address, I don’t care if you enter a fake email address.
If you enter a comment that says something along the lines of “Please contact me”, I probably will contact you. Hope that wouldn’t shock you or anything.
There is a slight chance that in the future this web site may be sold or change hands. If so, anything you post as a comment on the web site will change hands with it. Any other information you’ve entered is probably also going to change hands.
My blog software collects IP addresses of site visitors. If I notice you trying to leave spam comments or otherwise trying to do anything malicious to my web site, I might report you to your ISP and / or other authorities and ban you from accessing all my web sites. Otherwise I don’t really take note of IPs or do anything in particular with the information the software is collecting.
Note to spammers: Don’t bother spamming here. I value my visitors and would never intentionally waste their time by allowing you to spam them.
Some (not all!) of the links on my pages are affiliate links. What that means: for the affiliate links, if you click through and then make a purchase immediately or soon after, I will be paid a small commission on the sale. (And I do mean small. For example, a click to ebay might result in earnings of a few pennies for me.) This commission does not affect your purchase price in any way; with ebay links, my earnings come out of the hefty listing fees that ebay collects from the seller. These commissions help defray the cost of hosting and bandwidth for this website. If you have ever purchased anything through any of the links on my website, thank you so much for your trust and support. I really appreciate it.
In the future, I may enable an opt-in email list. At this time I do not have one. Maybe someday when I get my act together, I will. In the meanwhile, please add this blog’s feed to your feed reader (Feedly, “My Yahoo”, etc) and consider this blog your antique crochet “newsletter”.
In the future, I may start selling antique crochet related stuff on this site. In that case, I will collect enough information about you to complete the sale, ship the item(s), and contact you regarding the status of your purchase(s).
These policies were posted in April, 2008 and updated in March of 2013. Hope you enjoyed reading them more than I enjoyed writing them.