Privacy Policy

Hi, I’m Hazel. The Patchwork Fox ( is my blog.

If you interact with this blog, I may receive and retain some of your personal information. I am committed to maintaining your privacy and helping you to feel confident that your details are safe.

On this page, I’m going to explain what information might be collected, how it might be used, how it is kept secure, and the limited conditions under which I may disclose it to others.

Let me be clear: I will never sell, rent, or give away your personal information to any other companies or businesses for marketing purposes.

I’m not a legal professional and I have no legal qualifications, but I’ve put together this privacy policy the best I can. However, if something isn’t clear, or if you have any questions about my privacy policy, you can contact me at


Automattic basically makes the technical stuff behind this blog happen. As such, I am an Automattic User. They provide their “Privacy Notice for Visitors To Our User’s Sites” here.


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If you sign up to follow this blog using your WordPress account, your account will be visible in my “Followers” list on my WordPress account.

If you sign up using your email address, this will be visible on my “Email followers” list on my WordPress account.

Neither of these lists is visible to the public and I will never sell, rent, or give away this list to any third party for marketing purposes. The lists are only accessible to me via my WordPress account and this account is password-protected.

When you sign up to follow this blog, you will be asked if you want to receive updates via email. If you request updates, you will receive an email each time I publish a new post. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the email, or you can contact me at and I can manually remove you from my followers list.


If you submit a comment, I will receive the comment text, along with any information you provide in the comment form, such as your name and website URL.

Also collected is the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. Comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

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:

All comments are held for moderation before being published. Comments may be rejected and deleted at my discretion. If your comment is approved and published, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

If you wish to remove your comment you can delete it at any time or email me at to request manual deletion.

Contact form

If you fill in my contact form, any details you enter and submit will be sent to the email address so I can read and reply to your email.

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.

Your rights to your data

You are entitled to view, amend, or delete your personal information from my records. Please email your request to

Please note: This does not include any data that I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Sharing your data

As mentioned previously, I will never sell, rent, or give away your personal information to any other companies or businesses for marketing purposes.

The only circumstances under which I may share your information is as follows:

If I receive information of an illegal nature or information regarding imminent risk to life or safety, I reserve the right to pass this information on to the relevant authorities/emergency services.

Storing your data

Information submitted to this blog or the linked email address is stored indefinitely unless removal is requested via email ( Accounts that store personal information (WordPress, Gmail) are password-protected.


If you have any further questions about this privacy policy, please email me at


Last updated: August 2020