Privacy Policy

This policy was last modified on June 8, 2021.

Who we are

Artisan Joy is a magazine and our website address is:, its sub-domains, affiliated websites, and any services available therefrom, including any mobile versions of the website or mobile applications) is operated by WORDS N MORE CREATIVE, LLC. We respect your privacy rights and recognize the importance of protecting data collected from you and about you. This privacy policy describes how we collect, use, share, and protect that data. If you do not accept and agree with this privacy policy, you must stop using the site. Your continued use of the site constitutes your acceptance of this privacy policy.


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.

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.

Collection of Data and Cookies

We collect personal data when you voluntarily provide it to us.

We collect personal data from you in several different ways on our site. Personal data means information that can reasonably be used to identify you personally (such as your email address). We collect this personal data when you voluntarily provide it to us (such as when you sign up for our email newsletter. You can choose not to provide the requested data.

We automatically collect data about your browser/device and your use of the site.

When you access our site, our technology and tools may automatically collect and record certain data (which does not identify you as an individual) about your use of the site (browser type, the make and model of device used to view the site, unique device identifiers, and other information relating to your use of the site, browser, or device).

We also use various tracking technologies (such as cookies and/or pixel tags) to collect data about your use of and access to the site. Cookies are small bits of information that may be placed on your computer by websites you visit, applications you use, or advertisements you view. Cookies alone tell us nothing about who you are. Pixel tags generate a generic notice of a visit to the site. Pixel tags are used in conjunction with cookies to anonymously track the activity on the site by a particular browser on a particular site. Most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to be notified when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable or delete existing cookies.


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.

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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

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.

Third-parties may also automatically collect data about you.

Some embedded content on the site may be served by third-party content providers. Please note that these companies may also use cookies or other similar technologies to collect data about you, both on the site and throughout the internet. Data collection and use by those third-parties is subject to the privacy policies of those third-parties.

Use of Collected Data

We collect and use the types of data described above to assist in the operation of the site and to provide you an efficient, meaningful, and personalized experience.

Here are the ways in which we may use the data:

  • Fulfill our obligations with respect to the reason you volunteered the data (e.g. keep you updated through our email newsletter)
  • Allow you to participate in certain features of the site
  • Improve the site or our products and services
  • Optimize your experience on the site (e.g. troubleshoot technical programs, store your preferences, etc.)
  • Notify you about changes to the site (including this privacy policy)
  • Carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from arrangements between you and us
  • For any other purpose with your consent or as permitted by law

Additionally, we may use the data for marketing purposes to:

  • Provide you with additional information regarding products and services from Artisan Joy and affiliated companies via email or through advertising on various social media platforms or websites (both desktop and mobile) that you may visit
  • Develop, improve, and target our promotional messaging to you and others via retargeting, online behavioral advertising, and use of social media platform tools for advertising (such as creation of Facebook Lookalike Audiences)

Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data

To the extent you provide us with personal data, we are processing your personal data under the following lawful basis:

  • Consent: by clicking the opt-in button on the site you consent to permit us to process your personal data for the purposes set forth in this privacy policy.
  • Processing necessary for compliance with legal obligations.

Third-Party Websites and Third-Party Embedded Content

We do not control the privacy policies of third-party websites, our affiliates, service providers, and business partners which may be accessed, directly or indirectly, through your use of our site. Any data you provide to, or that is collected by, third-party sites may be subject to the privacy policies of those sites (including third-party content embedded on the site), if any. It is up to you to review the terms of use and privacy policy of third-party websites or third-party content originators.

How We Share Data

  • Affiliates and Subsidiaries. We may share your data collected on this site with our subsidiaries or affiliated companies.
  • Service Providers. We may provide collected data to our service providers. They may use your data to perform services for us and may have access to, store, and process your personal data to provide services on our behalf.
  • Sponsors or Event Partners. In the instance of ticketed events, we may share your personal data with sponsors or event partners.
  • Law Enforcement and Safety. We may also share or disclose your data to comply with a court order or other legal obligation, to enforce the site terms of use, and to protect the rights, property or safety of our users and other third-parties. We may disclose data to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we determine, in our sole and absolute discretion, is necessary or appropriate to respond to claims or to comply with legal processes, to comply with laws, regulations or ordinances or to prevent or stop illegal, unethical or actionable activity.
  • Business Transfer. In the event that Artisan Joy undergoes a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of its assets, your data will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred.

Your Rights under the GDPR

If you are accessing the site from the European Economic Area, which includes the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway, you have the following rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

  • Right to be informed about the collection and use of your personal data
  • Right to access your personal data
  • Right to have any inaccurate personal data corrected
  • Right to have your personal data erased
  • Right to restrict use of your personal data
  • Right to personal data portability
  • Right to object to the processing of your personal data

If you wish to exercise any of these rights under the GDPR, please email us at We will respond to any requests no later than one-month after receipt of your request.

Opting-Out of Data Use

As described above, we collect personal data about you when you voluntarily provide it to us, collect other data about you and your use of the site automatically when you interact with us. If you do not want us to use your collected data as described above or if you wish to withdraw your consent to permit us to process your personal data, please email us at

If you no longer wish to receive email messages from Artisan Joy, you can always opt-out from receiving such messages in the future by following the instructions in the emails or contacting us at

Regarding our site’s use of cookies and other similar technologies, by adjusting settings on your browser, you may choose not to allow cookies to be placed, and thus opt-out of certain features of the site and its automatic collection of certain data about you.

You may remove certain tracking technologies and opt-out of online behavioral advertising messaging by using the opt-out tools available from the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA Opt-Out Tool) and the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI Opt-Out Tools). Please note that these opt-out tools are device and browser specific, so you must repeat the opt-out from each of your browsers and devices.

You may also adjust your advertising preferences on various social media websites by adjusting your Settings on the platform (for example, you may adjust the types of Facebook ads you receive here).

Protection and Retention of Data

We use appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure a level of security appropriate to the risk and to safeguard your data in our possession. However, no data transmission over the Internet is completely secure and no security mechanism is impenetrable. Therefore, although we take steps to protect your data, we cannot guarantee the security of the data that we collect from you or the security of our servers or the site. By accessing the site, any transmission of data is at your own risk and you agree to assume all risk in connection with data sent to us or collected by us.

We retain data only as long as necessary in light of the reasons it was collected as set forth in this privacy policy, or until you inform us you wish to have your data deleted, whichever comes first. We may retain your data for longer periods of time as necessary to comply with our legal obligations or respond to governmental authorities.

Foreign Jurisdictions; Personal Data Transfers

Our site is designed for and targeted to the United States. If you are accessing the site from outside the United States, any data collected about you or data provided by you will be transferred to the United States in accordance with applicable laws. Please note that the United States may have different standards for how your data is used and secured than the standards in place in your country.

Children and Parents

We respect children’s privacy. We do not target or knowingly or intentionally collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. By using the site, you have represented and warranted that you are either 18 years of age or using the site with the supervision of a parent or guardian. If you are under the age of 13, you may not use the site. If you become aware that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, please email us at

Your California Privacy Rights

If you are a resident of California, California law permits you to request certain information regarding the disclosure of your personal data by Artisan Joy, or its affiliates and subsidiaries, to a third-party for direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please email us at


We may occasionally update this privacy policy to reflect, among other things, changes in the law or our data collection and use practices and such modifications shall be effective immediately. Your continued use of the site after an updated privacy policy signifies your acceptance of the updated privacy policy. It is important that you review this privacy policy regularly to ensure you are updated as to any changes.

Contact Us

If you have any general questions about this privacy policy or other aspects of our site or would like to correct, update or erase data provided to us, please email us at

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, 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.