Privacy Policy

Updated on February 10, 2012

House of Sewing Patterns, LLC (HSP) is committed to your privacy. This Privacy Policy applies to information collected by HSP on www.houseofsewingpatterns.com (the Site) and any mail-in orders we might receive. It is designed to ensure that our customers understand how and why HSP collects and uses the information provided to us.

This Privacy Policy may be revised from time to time.

Collecting Personal Information

We collect personal information about you when you make a purchase with us. This information may include your name, mailing and billing address, zip code, phone number, and/or email address. We may also ask for this information if you choose to participate in a survey, contest or other promotion. We consider this information to be personal information.

Your personal information is stored in our systems, and will only be used by HSP or authorized third parties to service your purchases. We will not sell or distribute your personal information.

Collecting Payment Information

We also collect payment information about you when you make a purchase with us. This information may include a credit/debit card number, PayPal account username, and/or checking account information. We consider this information to be payment information.

Credit/debit card transactions are processed through Authorize.net, a secure, third party payment gateway. Your payment information may be stored on their systems, but we do not have direct access to that information.

PayPal information is handled through PayPal, and is subject to their privacy policies. HSP does not have direct access to your PayPal information.

Checking account numbers will be in our records from received checks.

Other information related to specific transactions may include what was purchased, the price paid, the payment method used, transaction codes, and any discounts. We consider this information to be transaction information. We store this information on our systems and will only be used by HSP or an authorized third party to service your account.

Security of Our Site

HSP maintains security procedures designed to keep information we own, license and process from being accessed by any unauthorized person or business.

When completing purchases, we use industry-standard, 256-bit encryption to protect the information you submit to us. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to or from our Site, and you do so at your own risk. Accordingly, we disclaim liability for any theft, loss, or interception of, or any unauthorized access or damage to any data or communications. By using the HSP website, you acknowledge that you hnderstand and agree to assume these risks.

Opting Out

Most of our communication with you will be through email and standard mail to service your orders. In the event we send out promotional emails, you will be provided the opportunity to opt out of those promotional emails. Operational emails, however, will still be sent to you in response to any activity you have on the website, such as placing an order.

Acceptance of Terms

By using our Site, you agree to this Privacy Policy. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add or remove portions of this policy at any time. If this policy changes in the future, we will let you know by posting the updated policy on our site with the most recent modification date. Please check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of our Site following the posting of changes to these terms means you accept those changes.

If there are material changes in the way we will use or share personal information about you, and if you have provided us with your email address, we will provide email notification to you with an opportunity to opt-out of these changes.

Children and Privacy

The HSP Site is not directed to children under the age of 13 years. We will never request personally identifiable information from anyone whom we know to be under the age of 13 without verifiable parental consent. By using the Site, you represent and warrant that you are at least 13 years old. If we become aware that a customer is under the age of 13 and has registered without prior verifiable parental consent, we will remove his or her personally identifiable registration information.