Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: This is the website for Rachel Gibbs Designs. You can contact us at

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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 anonymised 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: 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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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 use WordPress, Facebook, Twitter or Google to sign in to leave a comment, these will also set a cookie.

Google Analytics will set up several cookies to allow us to track your usage of the website.

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We use Google Analytics to track your usage of this website, your IP address, which pages you visit and what you interact with. This requires setting a cookie, to identify if you visit the site on multiple occasions, but this cannot identify you. You can read more about how Google uses this information here.

Who we share your data with

If you sign up to the newsletter or e-course, the details you enter into the form will be shared with MailChimp and stored on their servers for the purpose of sending you emails according to the options you chose. You can unsubscribe from this service at any time, change which emails you want to receive, request to see all data held about you or have all data deleted. You can read MailChimp’s privacy policy here.

MailMunch is used to manage the Level Up Your Socks e-course and any data you enter into that sign up form will be shared with them and MailChimp. You can read MailMunch’s privacy policy here.

Rachel Gibbs is a participant in the affiliate program, some links on this site may result in a small payment to Rachel.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

Analytics records that are linked to a specific anonymised user are kept for 26 months.

What rights 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 we send your data

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

This website is hosted by You can read their Data Processing Agreement here.

Your contact information

If you have any privacy concerns please contact us and we will provide a response within 24-hours.

Additional information

What third parties we receive data from

If you click through to buy a pattern from Ravelry, we will receive your email address and PayPal details.