Privacy Policy and Compliance with GDPR

The following statements are provided to help you regarding the personal data we collect and why we collect it. Your personal privacy is important. For all intent purposes, we are continually working to be in compliance with GDPR.

Who we are

Our website address is

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


We collect the data shown in the comments form when you leave a comment. Your visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string are used to help with spam detection.

An anonymized string is created from your email address (also called a hash) and may be provided to Gravatar. This is how Gravatar determines if you are using their services. You may review the Gravatar privacy policy here: Your Gravatar profile picture is visible to the public once comments are approved.


The images you upload may include embedded information. This information may include embedded location data (EXIF GPS). You should delete image metadata before uploading your images. 

Visitors can download and extract any location data from images on the website. To protect your privacy, a best practice is to delete your image metadata before uploading images to the internet.

Contact forms

I may capture personal data when you submit a contact form or purchase products. The information I collect is kept for a period of two years or as long as the product is still current. I maintain the information for customer service purposes.

You may also opt-in to receive my newsletter through the contact form. We utilize the information as a means to market future similar products offered either by Stampin’ Up! or SunnyGirlScraps. I do not share your information to third-parties for the purpose of marketing.

My newsletter service is Aweber. I maintain a separate Aweber form for you to sign up for my newsletter. The information I collect is for my newsletter and marketing purposes. If you signed up for the newsletter via the comments opt-in, then you should have received an email to re-opt in.


When you leave a comment you may opt-in to save your name, email address and website in cookies. The cookies are for your convenience. When you accept cookies,  you do not have to fill in your details again the next time you leave a comment. These cookies last for one year.

If you have an account and 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.

As you log in, we set up several cookies to save your login information and screen display choices. The login cookies last for two days, and screen option cookies last for a year. When you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. Each time 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

We occasionally publish content from other websites. The articles on this site may also include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). You need to know that embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if you visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you. Data collected may use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content. They may track your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Anonymous analytics are collected using Google Analytics.

Who we share your data with

We do not share information directly with third-party providers. However, by means of embedded information, your data may or may not have been shared with them:

Stampin’ Up! – I am a Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrator. Through this site, I include links to my Stampin’ Up! store. When you purchase Stampin’ Up! products, you will be redirected to my affiliated store as an Independent Demonstrator. 

PayPal – We use PayPal to processes payments for the tutorials and online products we offer.

Integrant Services – Our Third-Party provider to help maintain this blog. They perform maintenance updates on the site and make certain plugins are current.

Aweber – Newsletter Service. Your email is added to our newsletter database when you register via our sign-up portal.  When leaving a comment and you agree to opt-in to the SunnyGirlScraps newsletter, your email is added to our newsletter database. 

How long we retain your data

Your comments 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. When you leave a comment you opt-in and consent to receive our newsletter.  To opt out of our newsletter, you need to unselect the opt-in checkbox.

If you are a registered user on our website, we also store the personal information you provide in your user profile. As a user, you can see, edit, or delete your personal information at any time (except you cannot change your username). Website administrators can also see and edit your information.

What rights you have over your data

You may request an exported file of the personal data we hold about you. The information includes any data you have provided to us through comments or as a registered user on this site. You may request that we erase any personal data held about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

We use a spam detection service. Your comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. 

Contact information for SunnyGirlScraps

If you have questions or would like to request additional information, here is my contact information:

Pamela Staples
205 Snowberry Lane
Smithfield NC 27577

Contact via email:

Additional information

How we protect your data

Your data is protected by performing regular upgrades along with security updates, and maintenance to the site. We perform updates once they are available through Our plugins are updated within a reasonable timeframe after upgrades become available, and by using a secure password and login. I have enlisted the services of Integrant Services to help maintain this site.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We protect your data by upgrading and maintaining the site with the latest security provided through Our plugins are updated within a reasonable timeframe after upgrades become available, and by using a secure password and login. I have enlisted the assistance of Integrant Services to help maintain this site.

What third parties we receive data from

Does Not Apply.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data


Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

Not Applicable