Affiliates and Privacy policy

I am an affiliate with the following business. I receive a small percentage from any purchases that you make from them or if you click on their site from my web pages. It does not affect any of the patterns that I sell and I do not send them any of your private information. does use cookies that are retained 7 days for record keeping for my payments.

Thank you,



GDPR privacy compliance is coming soon. Your privacy is uppermost in my mind these days. Due to the computer failure over the past several months, we are behind but working hard to catch up as quickly as possible. Much work is being done in the background of Chocolate Dog Studio to make sure that we are compliant.

At this point, June 7, 2018 this is our GDPR compliance status.

  • Email sign ups are now only requiring a first name which protects your privacy. If you would like me to delete your last name just notify me via email.
  • All financial transactions are carried out through Paypal.
  • Chocolate Dog Studio never has access to your financial information and never sells or gives your private information for any reason to anyone ever.

Who we are

Our website address is:

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 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.


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.

You may opt out of using cookies with the accept cookie button.

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. You may view their privacy policy below.

Google analytics:

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, 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. Currently all website administration is completed at Chocolate Dog Studio.

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.

Your contact information

At this point in time. You may be subscribed to our email list. This list retains your email. You may at any time unsubscribe from our email list. You may also sign up for our email list with only a first name and email address.

Additional information

If you use your site for commercial purposes and you engage in more complex collection or processing of personal data, you should note the following information in your privacy policy in addition to the information we have already discussed. Please check the Paypal privacy policy for your financial privacy information.