Privacy Policy

Who we are

This site is run by The Brown Stitch, LLC, d/b/a Elizabeth Smith Knits. Our website address is:

Elizabeth Smith Knits respects your privacy and we are committed to protecting it.

Information that you volunteer

This site collects the following information that you provide to us:

  • Email Marketing: When you sign-up for our newsletter, you voluntarily provide us with your name and email address. We collect this information via MailChimp. Click here to view MailChimp’s privacy policy and terms of use. Your information is collected by Mailchimp and although we do not receive your personal details, we have access to it when we log into Mailchimp. You can unsubscribe at anytime by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any email newsletter we send out.
  • Contact Form: When you use our website contact form, you voluntarily provide us with your name and email address. We collect this information via Ninja Contact Forms WordPress plugin. Your information is collected so that we may respond to your email. We will treat your information with respect and will never sell your information to a third-party.
  • Purchase a Product: When you purchase a downloadable PDF or physical product, you voluntarily provide us with your name, mailing address, email address and payment method. We collect this information via PayPal. To view PayPal’s Terms of Service, click here. Paypal collects your name and payment method in order to initiate the payment. Your mailing address is also collected in order to know whether Maine sales tax needs to be applied (based on Maine sales tax laws) and so that we can mail you the product. We use the third-party service WooCommerce to send you an email to confirm your order, to send you an email containing a link to download your digital PDF (if purchasing a pattern), and to send you an email once your order has been shipped (if purchasing a physical product). Your payment information is never stored on The Brown Stitch website and at no time do we have access to your payment information. We do have access to your name, mailing address and email address via PayPal and WooCommerce so that we have proof of delivery. We will treat your information with respect and will never sell your information to a third-party.

How we protect your information

We do our best to protect your sensitive personal information. We protect it by partnering with PayPal to process and store your credit card information so at no time do we see or have access to your credit card information. We also protect your information by having an SSL certificate installed on our website which creates a secure connection between client and server.

How we use cookies

Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behavior information. This information is used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity. We use Google Analytics as our service provider for collecting this data.

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.

What rights you have over your data

The EU General Data Protection Regulation permits users of our Website that are European Union residents certain rights. To access a copy of your data, correct it, restrict how its used, or erase it please email us at This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

We may update this policy from time to time by updating the version on this page. You should check this page occasionally to identify any updates. The last update to this policy was September 28, 2018.


Parts of this Privacy Policy was created using resources from the artist’s J.D.

Contact Information

This website is owned and operated by: The Brown Stitch, LLC. Our mailing address is: PO Box 471, Freeport, Maine 04032.
To ask questions or comment about this privacy policy and our privacy practices, contact us at: