1 Information on the Website
1.1 Master data
When you create a profile on the Website, we collect the following master data: Your username, your password, and your email address. The purpose of the collection of this information is to identify you as user when you log on to the Website. Furthermore, you can choose to add more information to your profile, such as is the case for business Listings and Guild Listings, or if you create a profile to purchase articles, classified ads or banner ads.
Quilters Resources uses an external company for maintaining the technical operation of the Website. This company is the data processor with regards to the personal data for which Quilters Resources is the data controller. Quilters Resources does not have access to your password and login information. Furthermore, Quilters Resources uses third-party vendors, such as Stripe and Paypal, to process payments. Therefore, we do not have access to your payment information.
1.2 Reviews and Questions & Answers
When you make a review of a company, we collect the information you state in the review, including which company you review, which purchase(s) the review concerns, and how you evaluate the company. When you make a post on the Questions & Answers section, we collect the information you state in your post.
1.4 IP adresses and browser settings.
When visiting the Website, the IP address and the browser settings of your computer are registered. The IP address is the numerical address of the computer used when visiting the Website. Browser settings are e.g. the type of browser you use, browser language, timezone, etc. The IP address and browser settings are registered to enable Quilters Resources to trace the used computer in case of misuse or unlawful actions in connection with the visit on or use of the Website. Further, the IP address is used to derive your approximate location (city level) for use in Google Map functionality on the Website.
If you sign up for Quilters Resources newsletters, Quilters Resources registers the information supplied by you (e.g. your name, email address, etc.). Quilters Resources uses a third-party company, MailChimp, to process newsletter subscriptions. If you no longer wish to receive newsletters from Quilters Resources, you can unsubscribe by clicking on the link provided in the newsletter email.
1.6 Information from other services, including Social Network(s)
As part of our services, we provide you with the possibility of connecting your profile on the Website with your profile on social networks such as Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and Twitter ("Social Network(s)"). Some information about you will automatically be collected from Social Networks when connecting your Quilters Resources profile with your profile on Social Networks.
The information collected from Social Networks depends on what information you have made available on the network and your privacy settings for sharing such information on the network. Depending on the settings, we may collect the following information about you:
- Name and/or username
- E-mail address
- Date of birth
- Profile photo
When you request to have your Quilters Resources profile connected to a profile on a Social Network, you will be informed on which information we will collect from the network in question before your request is executed.
The purpose of collecting information from Social Networks is to connect members of your network, which are both users of Quilters Resources and of one or more of the Social Networks, and thereby both increase the confidence in the reviews made by the members of the network as well as create a better user experience on the Website.
Quilters Resources does not collect other personal identifiable information from visitors of the Website, unless the visitor provides the information to us.
2 Disclosure of Personal Data
2.1 Disclosure of data on the Website
Please note that your consent to these guidelines implies that your profile on the Website may not be anonymous.
Other information provided by you on the Website, including photos, reviews, and posts to the questions and answers section, are automatically made available for other users of the Website. In some instances, the companies you review will also receive information about your review.
If you connect to a Social Network, information such as your profile photo, your name, year of birth and approximate location will be collected from your profile on the Social Network and used to identify you on the Website. Consequently, all users of the Website will, subject to information available from the Social Network, be able to identify the reviews created by you.
If your contacts or your contact's contacts (jointly referred to as "Connections") on the Social Network also have connected with Quilters Resources, we may display on the Website how you are connected to these Connections through the Social Network.
2.2 Disclosure on services to which you connect your profile
If you choose to connect your Quilters Resources profile with profiles on a Social Network information and reviews, cf. 1.2 provided by you on the Website or data compiled by us about your use of the services on the Website (e.g. number of reviews) will be shared with and displayed in connection with your profile on the Social Network.
2.3 Disclosure to other services
A main purpose of Quilters Resources is to promote quilting, sewing and knitting businesses through a directory of those professionals. Hence, we permit other services to show the listings created on the Website thus increasing other consumers' knowledge of those businesses, including Search engines, including e.g. Google and Bing.
2.4 Other disclosure
Quilters Resources may be required to disclose information by a court order from a competent court of law or public authority in accordance with the existing legislation.
3 Data Controller
3.1 The information for which Quilters Resources is the data controller
Quilters Resources shall be data controller of the master data you enter in connection with your creation of a profile or registration for newsletters, i.e. your name, your password and your email address, as well as registration of your IP address. Furthermore, Quilters Resources shall be the data controller of the information which is disclosed to other services, cf. section 2.3.
3.2 The information for which you are the data controller
You shall be data controller of the content you choose to disclose on the Website and for the data disclosed on your profile on Social Networks, which is the consequence of the connection of your profile on the Website with your profile on the Social Network.
3.3 Links to websites
The Website contains links to other websites. Note that by clicking such links you will be transferred to other websites for which Quilters Resources is not the data controller. We thus recommend that you always read the personal data policy of these websites, as their procedure for collecting and processing personal data may be different from ours. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites. Quilters Resources participates in affiliate programs with some of the advertisers on this site.
4.1 Quilters Resources offers free and purchased listings (i.e., business listings, guild listings, articles, classified ads, and banner ads). Quilters Resources reserves the right to change, modify, add or remove portions of this Service Agreement at any time and may add to, change, suspend, or discontinue any aspect of the Service at any time. In the event of any material change, Quilters Resources will notify you via email, newsletter or the Web site at least 7 days prior to any such changes taking effect, at which time you may either agree to such changes or withdraw from the Service.
Furthermore, Quilters Resources uses third-party vendors, such as Stripe and Paypal, to process payments. Therefore, we do not have access to your payment information.
5 Security Measures
Quilters Resources will use commercially reasonable efforts to see that the recorded data, including the personal information, under its control is handled using appropriate security measures. However, since the internet is not a 100% secure environment, Quilters Resources cannot ensure or warrant the security of information you transmit to Quilters Resources. Emails sent via the Website are not encrypted, and Quilters Resources therefore advises you not to communicate any confidential information through these means.
6.1 What is a cookie are similar technologies?
Cookies are small information units which the Website places on your computer's hard disk, on your tablet or on your smartphone. Cookies contain information that the Website uses to make the communication between you and your web browser more efficient. The cookie does not identify you as an individual user but identifies your computer. There are two types of cookies - session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are temporary bits of information which are deleted when you exit your web browser. Persistent cookies are more permanent bits of information that are stored and remain on your computer until they are deleted. Persistent cookies delete themselves after a certain period of time but are renewed each time you visit the website.
The Website uses session cookies and persistent cookies.
We use similar technologies for storing and accessing information in the browser or device which utilizes local units and local storage, such as HTML 5 cookies, Flash and other methods. These technologies can operate across all your browsers. In some cases, the use of these technologies cannot be controlled by the browser, but requires special tools. We use these technologies to store information to ensure the quality of reviews and to spot irregularities in the use of the Website.
6.2 What type of cookies do we use and for what purposes?
Measuring Website traffic i.e. number of visits on the Website, which domains the visitors come from, which pages the visitors visit on the Website and in which overall geographical area the visitors are located.
- Improvement of the functionalities of the Website:
Optimizing your experience with the Website, which includes remembering your user ID and password when you return to the Website so you do not have to log in again.
- Connect with Social Media:
We give you the possibility of connecting with Social Media, such as Facebook.
- Quality assurance
Ensuring the quality of reviews and to prevent misuse or irregularities in connection with writing reviews and using the Website.
- Targeted advertisement:
Displaying specific advertisements on the Website which we believe you will find interesting.
6.3 Third party cookies
Google Analytics: for statistical purposes. You can decline cookies from Google Analytics by clicking on this link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Mixpanel: for statistical purposes. You can decline cookies from Mixpanel by clicking on this link: https://mixpanel.com/optout/
Facebook: Set by Facebook only if you interact with the Facebook plugin or is already logged into Facebook from other source for the purpose of connecting and integrating with them.
Twitter: Set by Twitter only if you interact with the Twitter plugin or is already logged into Twitter from other source for the purpose of connecting and integrating with them.
Google+: Set by Google only if you interact with the Google+ plugin or is already logged into Google from other source for the purpose of connecting with them.
Google ads: for the purpose of displaying relevant advertisements.
6.4 Deletion of cookies
If you want to delete the cookies already on your equipment, you can, if you use a PC or a more recent browser, press CTRL + SHIFT + DELETE simultaneously. If the shortcuts do not work on your browser, please visit the support page for the browser in question. Please note that our Website will not work to its full extent if you delete the cookies.
7 Correction and Deletion
If you discover that the information which Quilters Resources as the data controller process on you is incorrect or misleading, Quilters Resources shall make the correction hereof on your request. We recommend that you - if possible - make the correction of such errors yourself.
You may at any time correct or delete any content and information on the Website for which you are the data controller, cf. section 3.2. If your personal data changes, or if you no longer wish to appear on the Website, you may update or delete the information by logging on to your user profile.
When your profile is deleted, all the data associated with your user profile is deleted, including your master data and reviews on the Website. If you delete a review on the Website, the review is permanently deleted.
Quilters Resources reserves the right to block the access to your profile and/or delete your profile, if the profile or the content of your profile on the Website in our assessment is discriminating, racist, sexually oriented, unethical, threatening, offensive, harassing, or in other ways violates the legislation, third party rights or the purpose of the Website. If we block the use of your profile, you shall be informed hereon, as well as on the reason for blocking the access, by email to the address you have stated in your profile.
8 Copyright Infringement and DMCA policy
As Quilters Resources asks others to respect its intellectual property rights, it respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that material located on or linked to by the Website violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify Quilters Resources in accordance with common Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) policies. Quilters Resources will respond to all such notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material.
Quilters Resources, LLC
PO Box 603
Parrish, Florida, 34219, USA