About Comments

Over the years I’ve formed an opinion about comments and I feel quite strongly about it. Abusive comments concerning race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious beliefs, etc will not be tolerated. I will delete comments. I will ban commenters if they continue to be abusive. Be kind to one another, that’s all I’m asking.

Copyright, etc

I own the copyright to any of the images or patterns that I have created and sharing them without giving me credit is stinky so don’t do that. From time to time I will feature other’s work and it will always be with permission, full credit, and with a link to their online presence. Anytime I’ve said that a pattern that I’ve linked is “free” rest assured it was free at the time of posting, I’m not responsible if the owner of the pattern changes that status without notifying me. If I have written a post about your work and you don’t want it on my site anymore just send me a quick email and I will take it right now. My only goal on this site is to promote the beauty of crochet, and the talent of others.

Terms and Policies

By coming to my site you agree to the terms and policies that I’ve rambled on about, and any that I may add in the future.

Who we are

 Our website address is: https://drewemborsky.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

WordPress does not collect any personal data about visitors, and only collects the data shown on the User Profile screen from registered users. Personal data such as mailing and billing addresses are collected in order to complete web sales.

Ads & Cookies

You’ll notice a few ads speckled around the site. You are under no obligation to click on any of the ads. I hope that I can place ads that are relevant to what I love about crochet and therefore some of you might love to know about too. Some of these ads use cookies to understand your usage of the Internet and better serve you. I have nothing to do with any of that because I’m a crocheter, not a computer guru.


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.

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 upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

By default, WordPress does not include a contact form. If you use a contact form plugin, use this subsection to note what personal data is captured when someone submits a contact form, and how long you keep it. For example, you may note that you keep contact form submissions for a certain period for customer service purposes, but you do not use the information submitted through them for marketing purposes.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

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.

Who we share your data with

Pertinent data is shared only with certain websites (Such as Paypal) and only for the purpose of processing web orders. I do not share personal data with any other places.

How long we retain your data

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.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Any questions should be directed to emailing the web administrator.

Additional information

How we protect your data

We take all technical measures such as encryption; security measures such as two factor authentication; and measures such as staff training in data protection in order to protect your data.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We work closely with the webhosting company GoDaddy to ensure that data breach procedures are in place.

What third parties we receive data from

We receive no data from third parties.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

We do not use automated decision making or profiling.