Oombawka Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of January 24, 2023.


Oombawka Design, Ltd. (“Oombawka Design”, “Our”, “Us”, or “We”), is committed to protecting the privacy of your Personal Information.

This document is designed to explain the types of Personal Information We collect, how it is used, and the steps We take to ensure your Personal Information is handled appropriately.

This Privacy Policy applies to information that We collect about you when you use:

This online privacy policy applies only to the information collected through our Website and not to information collected offline, through third-parties (including content or advertising that may link to or be accessible from our Website), affiliates or subsidiaries.

By using the Website, another Service or otherwise providing Us with your Personal Information, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy, as they may be amended by Us from time to time, and agreeing to Our collection and use of your Personal Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

If you do not agree to the collection, use and disclosure of your Personal Information in this way, please do not use the Website, Our Services or otherwise provide Oombawka with your Personal Information.


We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA and we do not knowingly collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Please read our Terms of Use Policy. If you believe we have unknowingly collected information from a child under the age of 13 years, please contact us: rhondda@oombawkadesigncrochet.com


In this Privacy Policy, “Personal Information” is information, recorded in any form, about an identified individual or an individual whose identity may be inferred or determined from such information.

  • Personal information does not include aggregated data from which the identity of an individual cannot be determined.
  • Personal Information does not include business contact information.

The types of Personal Information that Oombawka Design collects are described below.


Oombawka Design collects personal data from and about the users of our Website to communicate with you, or to make Our Services better.

  • Oombawka Design collects only the information required to provide and market Our products and Services to you.
  • Oombawka Design will collect Personal Information only by clear, fair and lawful means. We will not, as a condition of supplying you with a product or Service, require you to consent to the collection, use or disclosure of information beyond that required to fulfill the specified, legitimate purpose.
  • The amount of Personal Information provided by you and collected by Oombawka Design depends on the circumstances and the Personal Information We collect may include contact, demographic or other types of information.

We may collect the following types of information from you:

Payment Information:

Oombawka Design does not collect, review, retain, or access any payment information you may provide in connection with the Services or Your use of the Website. Our payment processing vendor collects your credit card information and billing address. Please see the Sections “Disclosure of Your Personal Information” and “Interactions with Third Parties” for more information on the collection, use and disclosure of such information by Our payment processing vendor.

Other Information that You Provide:

We may occasionally request from you or you may otherwise voluntarily provide Us with information that personally identifies you (e.g. when you register for prize draws or competitions, sign up to receive information, fill out a survey or make a comment or enquiry). This may include your name, mailing address and telephone number. We may receive Personal Information about you from a broad range of activities through the services, including, but not limited to, your inputs to the Website and general correspondence with Us.

User communications:

When you send email or other communications to Us, We may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve the Services.

Online and Offline Communications:

We may combine and store Personal Information about your use of the Website and the online information you have provided with certain other online and offline information We may have collected.

When visitors leave comments on Our 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. Comments are collected using the Jetpack Plugin and spam detection uses Akismet. Their privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/ .

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.

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.

Oombawka Design collects data that is about you but that does not individually identify you.

  • Data such as your social media handles, IP addresses, your internet connection, the equipment you use to access Our Website and Usage Information.


Oombawka Design identifies the purpose for which your Personal Information is collected and will be used or disclosed.

If that purpose is not identified in this Privacy Policy, We will identify any additional purposes for which We will collect your Personal Information, before or at the time of collection, and We will obtain your consent to collect, use or disclose your Personal Information for such additional purpose(s).

By using the Website and/or the Services, you will be deemed to consent to Our use of your Personal Information for the purposes of:

  • conducting surveys, contests and promotions;
  • administering and managing the Services and Our business operations;
  • understanding and responding to your needs and preferences, including to communicate with you and to provide you with support and other services;
  • developing, enhancing, marketing, selling, providing, and informing individuals of Oombawka Design’s products and Services;
  • developing, enhancing, marketing, selling, providing, and informing individuals of third parties, including suppliers with whom Oombawka Design has a commercial relationship;
  • updating and verifying Our databases;
  • protecting against fraud or error;
  • personalizing user experiences with the Website, as well as evaluating statistics on Website activity;
  • complying with legal and governmental requirements; or
  • for any other purpose to which an individual consents.

Oombawka Design will not use or disclose your Personal Information for purposes other than those for which it was collected, except with your consent or as permitted or required by law or regulatory authorities.


We also collect certain types of information whenever you interact with Us through the Website, including, but not limited to, the following:


In addition to any Personal Information or other information that you choose to submit to the Website, We and Our third party service providers (including content and analytics providers and advertising companies) may use a variety of technologies that automatically or passively collect certain information whenever you visit or interact with the Website or one of Our advertisements or other content elsewhere online (“Usage Information“).

Usage Information may include the browser you are using, the URL that referred you to Our Website, all of the areas within Our Website that you visit, and the time of day, among other information.

Our systems may also automatically gather information about the search terms you use on Our Website and the links you select from within Our Website to other areas of the Web or elsewhere online.

In addition, We may collect your IP address or other unique identifier for your computer, cell phone, or other device used to access the Website (collectively referred to as a “Device Identifier“).

A Device Identifier is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer, your cell phone, or other device used to access the Website, and Our computers identify your device by its Device Identifier.

Usage Information may be non-identifying or may be associated with you.

Whenever We associate Usage Information or a Device Identifier with you, as an individual and identifiable person, We will treat it as Personal Information.


We may receive information about you from third parties.

For example, if you are on another website and you opt-in to receive information from Our Website, the third party website may forward to Us your email address and other information about you so that We may contact you as requested.  

We may supplement the information We collect about you online with outside records from third parties in order to enhance Our ability to serve you, to tailor Our content to you, and to offer you opportunities to purchase products or services that We believe may be of interest to you.

If We combine Personal Information We receive from other sources with information We collect through the Website, We will apply this Privacy Policy to the combined Personal Information.


The Website may permit you to interact with a third party website or service, such as enabling you to “like” Us on another website or “share” content from the Website with other websites (a “Social Networking Service“).

If you choose to “like” or “share” content or to otherwise post information from or via the Website to a Social Networking Service, that information may be publicly displayed, and the third party may have access to certain information about you and your use of the Website.

Similarly, if you interact with Us through a Social Networking Service, We may have access to information about you (for example, if you “like” or “follow” Our page on a third party website).  

Please note that if you mention or comment upon Oombawka Design’s or the Website in your post to a third party platform, the third party platform may allow Us to publish your post on the Website.

You may also choose to use a social media tool offered by a third party, but available on the Website (such as posting a review or logging into the Website with your username and password for another website, such as Facebook).

Use of such a feature may allow Us to collect (or the third party to share) information about you, including Personal Information.

Information about you, including your name and profile photo, may be shown to other users of the Website if you are logged in through the Website or through a third party website or service or if you have previously posted content to the Website while logged in.

When you choose to use a social media tool available through the Website, you may be opting to link your activity on Our Website with that third party website or service, which may then collect information about your visits to Our Website and may publish that activity as you request to your profile or similar feature with that third party.

In addition, We may receive information about you if other users of a third party website give Us access to their profiles and you are one of their “connections” or information about you is otherwise accessible through your “connections” web page, profile page, or similar page on a social networking or other third party website or interactive service.


The Website may include the following tracking technologies, and similar technologies, and which may be set and controlled by Us or by Our third party service, advertising or content providers (including advertising services such as Google.


A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.  

Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

By default, most browsers will automatically accept cookies, but by altering your browser’s settings, you can either disable cookies completely or be prompted prior to a cookie being loaded. Consult each individual browser’s “help” feature for more information.

If you leave a comment on Our Website 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 last for one year.

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.

We use Google Analytics to analyze the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google’s privacy policy is available at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/


An embedded script is programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with the Website, such as the links on which you click. The code is temporarily downloaded onto your computer, mobile device or other device from Our web server or a third party service provider, is active only while you are connected to the Website, and is deactivated or deleted thereafter.

Articles on this site may included 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 an are logged in to that website.

In addition, We may use a variety of other technologies on the Website that collect information for


Portions of the Website may also use analytical tools (collectively, “Analytical Tools”) that are operated by Us and third party providers, which may use cookies, web beacons, scripts and similar means for the purpose of collecting information and analyzing how you use the Website.

Information collected using Analytical Tools will be transmitted and stored on servers located outside of Ontario, specifically in the United States or any other country with which Oombawka Design or service providers maintain facilities, and may be accessible to law enforcement or other authorities in those foreign jurisdictions.

The third party providers of Analytical Tools may also transfer this information to other third parties (such as governmental authorities) where they are required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on their behalf.





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As some Analytical Tools rely on cookies to perform their functions, you can avoid having your usage data collected by those Analytical Tools by disabling cookies in your browser.


You can obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:

(a) https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome); (b)https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (Firefox);

(c) https://help.opera.com/en/latest/web-preferences/ (Opera);

(d) https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);

(e) https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari); and

(f) https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/microsoft-edge-browsing-data-and-privacy-bb8174ba-9d73-dcf2-9b4a-c582b4e640dd (Edge).

You can also use this opt-out tool from Google: Google Analytics Opt-Out Tool.

Please note that blocking cookies may have a negative impact on the functions of many websites, including Our Website. Some features of Our Website may cease to be available to you.


We use the services of third party advertising networks, ad agencies, third party traffic measurement services and other vendors (“Third Party Ad Providers”) to provide Us with information regarding traffic on the Website, to serve Our advertisements elsewhere online, including advertisements based upon your prior visits to the Website, and to provide Us with information regarding the use of the Website and the effectiveness of Our advertising activities on other websites or electronic messages that We send.


This Site is affiliated with CMI Marketing, Inc., d/b/a CafeMedia (“CafeMedia”) for the purposes of placing advertising on the Site, and CafeMedia will collect and use certain data for advertising purposes. To learn more about CafeMedia’s data usage, click here: www.cafemedia.com/publisher-advertising-privacy-policy


https://oombawkadesigncrochet.com is affiliated with AdThrive, LLC (“AdThrive”) for the purposes of placing advertising on the Website.  

AdThrive uses standard and widely-available tools for the placement and serving of ads, including those provided by Google, Inc. and its affiliates.

AdThrive publishes interest-based advertisements on the Website; that is, ads that are tailored to reflect your interests. To help understand your interests, AdThrive, Google and Our other advertising partners will track your behaviour on Our Website and on other websites across the Internet using cookies.  

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser.

The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.  

Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

By using this Site, you consent to the use of such cookies and the sharing of data captured by such cookies with AdThrive, Google, and our other third party partners.

You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser by visiting: https://adssettings.google.com .

You can also opt out of the network cookie using those settings or using the Network Advertising Initiative’s multi-cookie opt-out mechanism at: http://optout.networkadvertising.org . However, these opt-out mechanisms themselves use cookies, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained.  

For European Economic Area Residents

If you reside in a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), then under the GDPR and applicable data protection laws you have the rights, among other things, to access your personal data, have us erase it, and/or restrict its further processing.  If you wish to access or delete your personal data (if any) maintained by us or AdThrive related to advertising on the Site, you can contact AdThrive at info@adthrive.com and us at rhondda@oombawkadesigncrochet.com . If you wish to see a list of the advertising partners we work with or change which of those partners track your behavior using cookies, click the ad preferences icon. (Available in the EU.)

For California Residents

California law gives residents the right to opt out of the “sale” of their personal information to third parties, including for advertising purposes. Under California law, the sharing of your information with a service provider for advertising purposes could be considered a “sale.” To opt out of the sharing of your information for advertising information, click the opt out link provided in the footer of this page click the opt out link provided at the end of the post. You also have the right to request from us the categories of personal information that we have shared and the categories of third parties to whom the information was provided. To make such a request, please contact us at info@adthrive.com. To be clear we do not share your name, contact information, or any other sensitive information with third parties, and the categories of third parties that we share information with for advertising purposes are supply side platforms, programmatic advertising exchanges, and demand side platforms.


Except as described in this Privacy Policy, Oombawka Design does not disclose any of your Personal Information without your informed consent, unless We are required or permitted to by law (including in order to comply with a court order, federal or provincial regulations, or a legally permitted inquiry by a government agency) or as described in this Policy.

From time to time Oombawka Design may disclose Personal Information to:

  • its service providers, including an organization or individual retained by Oombawka Design to perform functions on its behalf or to provide services to Oombawka Design, such as marketing, data processing, software development, website hosting, information technology and office services, and further provided such organization or individual does not collect, use or disclose the Personal Information for any purpose other than to perform such functions or provide services to Oombawka Design;
  • a person retained by Oombawka Design to fulfill one or more of the purposes described in this Privacy Policy;
  • a person who, in the reasonable judgment of Oombawka Design, is providing or seeking the information as an agent of the subject individual;
  • a person who, in the reasonable judgment of Oombawka Design, ought to be informed in emergency situations in which We believe that the life, health or safety of an individual may be in danger; or
  • any third party or parties, with the consent of the subject individual or where disclosure is required or permitted by law.

Your Personal Information may also be shared in the following ways:

  • We may de-identify your Personal Information and share anonymized data with third parties.
  • We may combine your information with other information in a way that it no longer identifies you and share that aggregated information internally or externally with third parties for the purpose of enhancing the Website and the Services and your user experience.

Information, including Personal Information, which We collect from users of the Services and others, is considered to be a business asset. As a result, in the unlikely event that We go out of business, enter bankruptcy or if We are acquired as a result of a transaction such as a merger, acquisition or asset sale, your Personal Information may be disclosed or transferred to the third party acquirer in connection with the transaction.

You are deemed to consent to disclosure of your Personal Information for the above stated purposes. If your Personal Information is shared with third parties, those third parties are bound by appropriate agreements with Oombawka Design to secure and protect the confidentiality of your Personal Information.

We may also disclose your Personal Information when We believe such disclosure is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce Our policies, or protect Our or others’ rights, property or for safety.


Personal Information may be securely transferred or stored outside of Canada, to the United States or to any other country in which Oombawka Design or service providers maintain facilities.

Where information is transferred or stored outside Canada, it may be accessible to foreign law enforcement and other foreign authorities.


Oombawka Design endeavours to ensure that any Personal Information in its possession is as accurate, current and complete as necessary for the purposes for which We use that information.

  • 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.

If We become aware that Personal Information is inaccurate, incomplete or out of date, We will revise the Personal Information.

We keep your Personal Information only as long as it is required for the reasons it was collected.  

The length of time We retain information varies, depending on the purpose for which it was collected and the nature of the information.

This period may extend beyond the end of your relationship with Us, but it will be only for so long as it is necessary for Us to have sufficient information to respond to any issues that may arise at a later date.

When your Personal Information is no longer required for Oombawka Design’s purposes, We will destroy, delete, erase or convert it into an anonymous form.


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.

You can request access to your information stored by Us.

Upon receiving such a request, Oombawka Design will:

(i) obtain satisfactory proof to confirm your identity;

(ii) inform you about what type of information We have on record or in Our control, how such information is used and to whom the information may have been disclosed;

(iii) provide you with access to your information so you can review and verify the accuracy and completeness and request changes to the information; and

(iv) make any necessary updates to your information.

To access your Personal Information, refer to the “How to Contact Us” section below.


This Policy only addresses the use and disclosure of information collected from the use of the Website and Services.

The information collected and stored by the third party remains subject to the third party’s privacy practices.

We make no representations or warranties about the privacy practices of any third party individual, website or service that you may encounter through the use of the Website.

The Website may contain links to third party websites or services (“Third Party Materials”), which are intended for convenience only.

Third Party Materials are wholly independent from Oombawka Design.

As third party individuals, and Third Party Materials are wholly independent from Oombawka Design, We are not responsible for the privacy practices of third parties or the content of any Third Party Materials that may be linked by Oombawka Design or other Oombawka Design users.

Therefore, user transactions with any third parties and access to any Third Party Materials are entirely at your own risk.

It is also your responsibility to take all protective measures to guard against viruses or other destructive devices and programs. You should refer to the privacy policies of third parties if you have any questions.





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Automattic (Jetpack) Privacy Policy

Automattic (Jetpack) Cookies Policy


Automattic (Akismet)

We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

reCAPTCHA (Google)


GROW social


WP Rocket (speed up Website)

Cloudflare (Content Delivery Network)

Cookie Law Info (notice of cookies)

NinjaForms (contact forms)

PrintFriendly (makes posts printable)

Coschedule (schedules social posts)

Yoast SEO (optimizes SEO)

Hummingbird uses the Stackpath Content Delivery Network (CDN). Stackpath may store web log information of site visitors, including IPs, UA, referrer, Location and ISP info of site visitors for 7 days. Files and images served by the CDN may be stored and served from countries other than your own. Stackpath’s privacy policy can be found here.






YouTube (for embedded videos)



Mediavine Grow Plugin


LoveKnitting (LoveCrochet)

Paypal Privacy Policy

Etsy Privacy Policy


We have implemented measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure.

  • SSL (https) enabled (all communications between your browser and Our Website are encrypted)
  • Double Opt In Login
  • Wordfence Security
  • All payments are handled offsite through Paypal, LoveKnitting/LoveCrochet and Etsy

We are not responsible for the loss or breach of any of the third party sites we use to provide you with content or services.  

Unfortunately, the transmission of information on the internet is not completely secure. Although We do Our best to protect your personal information, We cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to Our Website. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website.


  • Website will be temporarily disabled;
  • Passwords and Security Certificates will be changed;
  • Emails will be sent to notify our users of the breach;
  • An Internal investigation will be conducted;
  • Once Our Website and server are secure they will be re-enabled;
  • Changes will be made and documented to prevent a similar breach from occurring in the future;
  • A follow-up email will be sent to Our users to explain what happened and what We have set in place to prevent future breaches.

By using Our Website you consent to Our Website’s Privacy Policy.

By submitting Personal Information to Oombawka Design, you agree that Oombawka or its legal agents may collect, use and disclose such Personal Information as described in, and in accordance with, this privacy policy and as permitted or required by law.

You are free to refuse or withdraw your consent to Our collection, use and disclosure of your Personal Information at any time, subject to contractual and legal restrictions and reasonable, advance notice, by contacting Oombawka Design. If you refuse or withdraw your consent to certain purposes, We may not be able to establish or maintain a commercial relationship with you or provide you with Services or information which may be of value to you.

If you provide Us with Personal Information of another individual, you represent and warrant that you have all necessary authority and/or have obtained all necessary consents from such individual to enable Us to collect, use and disclose such Personal Information for the purposes set forth in this Privacy Policy.


Please review Our Terms of Use which apply to anyone who accesses, browses or uses our Website.

Terms of Use: https://oombawkadesigncrochet.com/my-policies/terms-of-use


For more information about Oombawka Design’s privacy practices, to amend or obtain access to your personal information, to opt-out or withdraw your consent, or if you have privacy-related questions, or concerns, please contact Our Privacy Officer: Rhondda Mol

Send us a Letter:

Oombawka Design, PO Box 23, Wellesley ON Canada N0B 2T0

Send us an Email: rhondda@oombawkadesigncrochet.com


Oombawka Design reserves the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy. As such, We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy regularly to stay up-to-date on Our policies. In such a case, We will update the effective date of the updated policy. You may find the current effective date at the top of this Privacy Policy.

Originally Prepared by:

50 Queen St N, Suite 1020,
PO Box 2248,
Kitchener, Ontario, NSH 6M2, Canada.


Updated to include extra information for the GDPR by:

Rhondda Mol, Oombawka Design, Ltd.