It is important to provide our readers with this necessary legal information including safety, privacy, copyright, sharing and more.
All projects featured on The Craft Train are designed to be completed with adult supervision. We endeavour to provide safety warnings wherever necessary but readers undertake all projects at their own risk. Any small items are choking hazards for young children and they should always be supervised whilst using them. Please check the labels on all of your craft products such as glue, paint etc. Some contain toxins which are dangerous if swallowed.
The Craft Train collects and stores personal data in the form of email addresses if you choose to sign up for our email list. We use this data to send you newsletters about our crafts and info about our products plus occasional special offers which may interest you. Our newsletters may include affiliate links.
Our newsletters include tracking pixels which will tell us whether or not you have opened the email and which links have been clicked. We use this data to improve our emails and target them better to our audience’s needs. Readers who never open emails will be removed from the list.
You have the option to opt out of our newsletters at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” link included at the end of each email.
Our website uses the following third party websites and may share your non-personal data (such as IP address) with them:
• Google analytics – this collects data on what page you land on, what links you click on, and which website or link you came from to get to our website. It also records search queries used to find our website. This information is used for analysis and improvement of The Craft Train. You are able to adjust your browser settings to opt out of google analytics data collection if you choose.
• Adthrive – any ads you click on are tracked by Adthrive, and this data is used to assign a per-click commision to this blog
• Convert Kit – emails collected for our newsletter are stored in Convert Kit. See Newsletters section above for more information.
• Affiliate program websites (see Affiliate Links section below for what this means) – Amazon, Etsy
This list is subject to change and may be updated in the future.
As an Amazon Associate and ETSY affiliate I earn from qualifying purchases.
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Our Shop – Super Fun Printables:
Our Printable shop is run through Shopify. If you make a purchase or download one of the free templates your email and home address is required and stored. This is only because there is no way to switch this option off in Shopify as most web based shops require shipping. You may choose to opt in to our newsletter by checking the assigned box during the purchase process, but this is not a requirement. Your email address is used to send you a receipt of purchase (even for the freebie download) and also to send you the digital file. The information you have entered is stored by Shopify but can be deleted on request. This information will not be sold to any third parties or misused in any way.
All advertising (with the exception of affiliate links and sponsored posts) is through Adthrive from the 8th April, and Mediavine prior to that. We are paid a per-click commission for advertisements throughout the blog.
This blog includes some articles which have been sponsored by a brand or company, meaning we have been paid to write that post. We endeavour to work only with companies which we believe would suit our audience and all sponsored posts are disclosed at the beginning of the article. We aim to provide value to both our audience and the advertiser.
Copyright and sharing:
Good ideas were meant for sharing! You are welcome and encouraged to include one image along with a link to the source on social media or in a round-up on your website. Please don’t include instructions on how to create the craft, you need to link back so readers can find it on our blog. Please do not republish a whole post in it’s entirety or republish more than one image. This is a breach of copyright and action will be taken. In respect to their privacy please do not republish photographs of my children.
All photographs and instructions featured on this blog are copyright to The Craft Train, with the exception of ideas featured in roundups where a link to the original artist has been included. Please refer to the sharing policy above if you wish to republish an image or link to a tutorial on this blog.
Use of printables:
The Craft Train provides printable crafts, worksheets, templates and games, many of which are free. Our printables are designed for non-commercial and personal use only eg: using them with a group of children is fine, but charging that group of children to use them is not. Please do not republish any of our printables, this is breach of copyright and action will be taken.
Advertising Privacy Statement
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For California Residents
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