Privacy Policy and Data Privacy - In the Loop Knitting is a personal blog. It doesn’t sell anything directly or collect identifiable personal data except for the email newsletter subscriptions. Like most blogs, this web site does use cookies and affiliate links that use pseudonymous data for analytics and to improve user experience.

This website uses cookies and related technologies from third party analytics, advertisers, and affiliate partners. The advertising and affiliate partners use this pseudonymous data to serve you with interest-based advertising and for analytics purposes, and may additionally share this data with their service providers for those same purposes.

To my knowledge, all the data except the email newsletter subscription is what is known as pseudonymous data: data that does not directly identify the individual without the use of additional data. This includes data that can be used to understand a visitor’s behavior (including cookie IDs, device IDs, and other identifiers).

Use of Cookies.Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site's or service provider's systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser's Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

Here is a list of the types of cookies and other data these third parties collect:

Analytical/performance cookies. I use Google Analytics for traffic analysis. Google Analytics allows me see basic information like how many visitors come to the website, what pages they visit, how long they spend on the website. This helps me for the legitimate purpose of improving the way the way the website serves the visitors, by letting me know what pages are most popular and if there is trouble with the site. No personally identifying information is passed. To see more about how Google Analytics collects and manages data privacy please see

Advertising cookies. I work with third party advertising services such as Google Adsense and Insticator. These advertising services use targeting cookies to record data about your visit to this website and what ads you clicked on. These third parties also use information from other websites you visited with their cookies to display advertising on this website that is more relevant to your interests. These third parties will also use information about the advertising you clicked on at this website to target advertising on other websites.

We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website. Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on their visit to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy. Opting out: Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising initiative opt out page or permanently using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on. Google's advertising requirements can be summed up by Google's Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users.

Affiliate tracking codes. I work with third party affiliate marketing services. Some links on this site, in my emails, and in my social media posts go to vendor sites that I have a affiliate agreement with. This means that I could get a commission on your transactions with those vendors if you visit them from a link on my site or in my social media posts. In order to track this relationship, the links have a tracking code that includes my affiliate id number. I do not pass other information about your visit. These vendors and the affiliate marketing companies do however use their own cookies and data collection at these third party sites. If you have any questions you can read their policies.

Here is a partial list of affiliates:

Commission Junction
Affiliate Window
Red Heart
Leisure Arts
We Are Knitting

Functionality cookies. It’s possible that WordPress or some of the plugins use cookies to help improve your experience on the website. I don’t have any control over or visibility to that data.

Sharing cookies. If you share any of our web pages on social media via the buttons provided on our website, this may involve the use of a third party cookie which may collect information about your use of our website and other websites that you may visit, and may use this to target advertising to you based on your interests.

Email Newsletter Subscription If you subscribe to the email newsletter, you provide the personally identifiable information of your email address and, optionally, your first name. This information is necessary to send you the email newsletter and is only used for this purpose. This information is stored at my email marketing service Mailchimp who is committed to keeping your data private. I do not sale or trade your email information or provide it to any third party (except for Mailchimp). You can always unsubscribe from the email list or contact Mailchimp to have your data deleted.

Third Party Disclosure I do not sell or trade your personally identifiable information to outside parties. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Also, for the purposes of maintaining the newsletter list, your subscription information is stored with a third party, Mailchimp, who has committed to keeping the information confidential.

Third Party Links.I link to patterns, pages, and products on other websites such as These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. I therefore have no responsibility or liability for the data permissions, collection, and maintenance, or the content and activities, on any website and app external to If you have questions about data privacy and protection on these other websites and apps, then you need to contact the owners of that website or app.

Contacting Us If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below.
In the Loop Knitting
17005 E 45th St S

Terry M
This is my personal knitting blog. I post links to patterns I like by other designers on other websites. I don't own the patterns or distribute them. I'm a late-blooming knitter who learned to knit as an adult. I believe in knitting everywhere - even on the Iron Throne!