Who we are
Our website address is: https://www.earnestthreads.com. We are a small business selling sewing patterns, custom garments, and accessories.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email, contact form, purchase, or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.
We will use your information to respond to you regarding the reason you contacted us or to inform you of issues related to your purchase. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to ship an order.
When visitors leave comments or reviews 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.
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.
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 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.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, have made purchases, or left comments or reviews, you can request to receive a 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.
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.
Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and processed in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar or looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the Web page.
While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.
Terms and Conditions
Earnest Threads is not responsible for any delays or damage incurred by USPS or any of its shipping partners.
International Buyers – Please Note:
Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost**. These charges are the buyer’s responsibility. Please check with your country’s customs office to determine what these additional costs may be and whether they will apply to your purchase prior to placing your order.
**Orders to UK customers totaling £135 (about $150 USD) or less will be charged a 20% VAT tax, as of 2021. UK orders of higher value may still be subject to VAT, but it is not our duty to collect it.
For more information on our shipping policies and procedures, including our return policy, see our Shipping Policies.