All of my services are provided by third parties, which will generally only collect and use your information as necessary to provide those services. Their privacy policies are linked below.
I will never rent, sell, or share your email addresses or other private details.
Most of my pattern sales are through Ravelry. When you buy a pattern through Ravelry, they send you an email containing a download link and information about accessing the pattern directly through the website. I receive a copy of this email as proof of delivery. I will keep these emails for six months and then delete them. I do not share this information with anyone else.
My remaining pattern sales are through LoveKnitting. They send me no personal information for anyone who buys my patterns through them; they provide me with sales figures only.
My pattern sales on Ravelry are processed through PayPal, as are the tips from my blog. I receive an emailed PayPal receipt for each payment, which contains your email address and sometimes other personal information. Because I receive non-Ravelry payments through the same PayPal account, and the emails for those are my only notifications, I do not delete any PayPal receipts automatically. However, I delete all PayPal receipts upon receipt.
When I download sales data from PayPal for accounting purposes, I delete any personal information attached to each transaction number.
I am able to see a list of my Patreon subscribers on the Patreon website, including email addresses, but no other private information. I also have the option to download a spreadsheet including this information. I have never used this option because it is irrelevant to how I use Patreon.
Comments and blog posts
My blog is hosted on wordpress.com using one of their themes.
I receive an email for each comment received on my blog. These are deleted automatically by my email software. I can also read comments through WordPress, where I am able to email addresses and IP addresses from commenters. I do not use these for anything.
WordPress also gives me general information about who is visiting my website and linking to it. Aside from referrer links, I cannot see any private information about blog visitors.
When you send me emails for pattern support or other questions, I save them for future reference.
Please feel free to comment below if you have any questions.