SFSNAD Website Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy discloses our privacy practices for sfneedleworkanddesign.org.  San Francisco School of Needlework & Design respects the privacy of each visitor to our website and the information you share with us. The following pages explain how your “Personally Identifiable Information” (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information.

What personal information do we collect from the people who visit sfneedleworkanddesign.org?

We collect only information that you actively share with us; nothing is collected without your consent. This information will be shared only with those third-party service providers, institutions independent of SFSNAD, who perform functions on our behalf, including class and event registration, processing credit card payments, providing customer service, removing repetitive information from customer lists, analyzing data, and providing marketing assistance.

When do we collect information?

We collect information from you when you fill out a form, register for classes, pay for classes and merchandise online, or sign up for our e-newsletters.

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect to follow up with you regarding SFSNAD classes and events.  We may also add you to our email list used for announcing these activities. We will only use the information provided for the purpose for which it was provided or other purposes for which you give consent. You may request removal from our email lists by emailing a request to info@sfneedleworkanddesign.org. SFSNAD will provide each user equal opportunity to opt in or opt out of any communication method utilized by SFSNAD. Users will be notified regarding these policies on an annual basis.

How do we protect your information?

sfneedleworkanddesign.org has an SSL certificate, a digital certificate that authenticates the identity of a website and encrypts information sent to the server using SSL technology.

Third-party disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information. Any personal information you provide will be used solely by San Francisco School of Needlework and Design for internal purposes.

Third party links

All of our class registration, credit card processing, commercial email communications, and website activity tracking are managed through reputable third-party providers.  This site contains hyperlinks to those third-party providers and the only information the providers get is information that you provide. If you decide to follow such links, be aware that SFSNAD does not take any responsibility for the third-party content or compliance of the third-party website with data privacy laws. This Privacy Policy does not apply to such third-party content or sites.  If you’d like to know what third-party providers we use, feel free to contact us.

Do we use ‘cookies’?

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. The SFSNAD website may use cookies to capture data about site traffic and site interactions.  You can modify (or turn off) your cookie settings through your browser settings.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. – See more at: http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf

According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:

  • Users can visit our site anonymously.
  • There is a link to our Privacy Policy on our home page.
  • You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes on our Privacy Policy page
  • You can change your personal information by emailing or calling us

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online. SFSNAD does not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices, we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur: We will notify you via email within 7 business days.

Email Communications

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
We collect your email address in order to send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions. SFSNAD may utilize the email address provided for communication and promotion of SFSNAD events, meetings, education programs, products, services, and fundraising, unless otherwise instructed by the individual owner of email address.

In accordance with CAN-SPAM, we agree to the following:

  • Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
  • Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
  • Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
  • Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance.
  • Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
  • Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.


If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at info@sfneedleworkanddesign.org or follow the instructions at the bottom of each email.

In compliance with GDPR, residents of the E.U. will be asked to opt in to receive future commercial email communications from SFSNAD.

User Consent

By using this site, the user agrees with the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, you may contact us using the information below.

SFNeedleworkAndDesign.org
360 Post St., Suite 604
San Francisco, CA   94108
info@SFSNAD.org

Last Edited on 2018-07-17