Who we are

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


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.


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 visit our login page, 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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

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 who 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 do 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 your data is sent

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

GDPR Compliance Statement

Our commitment to safeguarding user privacy and complying with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is unwavering. The GDPR, a comprehensive data protection law, governs the collection, processing, and storage of personal data for individuals within the European Union (EU). As part of our dedication to data privacy, we have implemented suitable technical and organizational measures to protect the personal information we collect.

Within the framework of the GDPR, individuals possess specific rights concerning their personal data, including the right to access, rectify, restrict processing, and request the deletion of their personal information. We are dedicated to upholding these rights and have established mechanisms to facilitate users in exercising these rights concerning their personal data.

Our collection and processing of personal information strictly adhere to lawful and transparent principles, with a legitimate purpose and only with individual consent when required. We will never disclose, lease, or share personal data with third parties without explicit consent, except when necessary to fulfill our services or comply with legal obligations.

CCPA Compliance Statement

Our unwavering commitment to complying with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and safeguarding the privacy rights of our users is paramount. The CCPA, an extensive privacy law, empowers California residents with specific rights and control over their personal information. We place great importance on privacy and have taken steps to ensure strict adherence to the CCPA.

As part of our pledge to privacy, we furnish California residents with information regarding the categories of personal information we collect, the purposes for which this information is utilized, and the entities with whom we may share it. Additionally, we grant individuals the ability to access, delete, and opt out of the sale of their personal information.

We do not exchange personal information for monetary gain with third parties. However, we may collaborate with trusted service providers and partners to deliver services or enhance user experience. These disclosures align with CCPA regulations and incorporate suitable safeguards to preserve personal information.