Privacy Policy

Sprout Patterns Privacy Policy

Sprout Patterns is a community of creative, passionate people who trust one another and who trust it as a company. Sprout Patterns knows that you care about your personal information and we take privacy very seriously. Please read our policy carefully before submitting any personal information to us. By visiting or using the Sprout Patterns website (the “website” or “Site”), you are accepting the practices outlined in this policy.

This Privacy Policy covers Sprout Pattern's treatment of personal information that our site gathers when you visit it and use Sprout Patterns services, including without limitation the sale of designs through the marketplace. This policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that Sprout Patterns does not own or control, or to individuals that Sprout Patterns does not employ or manage.

Children Under 18 Years of Age

You must be 13 years and older to register to use the Site. As a result, Sprout Patterns does not specifically collect information about children and the website is not directed to children. If we learn that Sprout Patterns has collected information from a child under the age of 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. We recommend that minors between the ages of 13 and 18 ask and receive their parents' permission before using Sprout Patterns or sending information about themselves or anyone else over the Internet.

Information Collected by Sprout Patterns

We only collect personal information that is relevant to the purpose of our web site, which is to enable creative people to print and share designs for textiles and to share other information and ideas as a community. This information allows us to provide you with a customized and efficient experience. We do not process this information in a way that is incompatible with this objective. We collect the following types of information from Sprout Patterns visitors:

1. Information You Provide to Us:

We receive and store any information you enter on our web site or provide to us in any other way (e.g. via e-mail, fax, etc.). You can choose not to provide us with certain information, but then you may not be able to take advantage of many of our features.

2. Automatic Information:

Sprout Patterns may use non-personally-identifiable data about use of the Sprout Patterns web site and services to improve the quality and design of our web site and services and we may track and analyze user preferences and trends to create new functions, promotions and services for the Sprout Patterns website. We may provide non-personally-identifiable, aggregated and statistical data about our users and use of our web site and services to third parties for such purposes as Sprout Patterns may deem appropriate from time to time.

E-mail Communications

Except as expressly set forth herein, we will never provide your email address to an unaffiliated third party without your explicit permission, but we may use third party service providers who work on behalf of or with Sprout Patterns to provide services to you, which third parties may be granted access to your email address and other information in order to provide the services. For example, we use MailChimp, a third-party service, to maintain and administer our email list. We require that these parties agree to use such information solely for the purposes of providing Sprout Patterns’s services and we use reasonable efforts to limit their use or access to such information.

Sprout Patterns may send out e-mails with news, products, offers, surveys or promotions. You may also receive notification e-mails from Sprout Patterns that inform you of actions (e.g. friend requests or when your design sells) that have been performed on the site. If you do not want to receive e-mail from us, please visit the Email Preferences section of your Profile and/or follow the instructions contained in the unwanted e-mail message. However, please note that in all cases you will continue to receive all system e-mails (e.g. those regarding forgotten user passwords) and legal notices (e.g. updates to our policies) from us.

Sharing Your Information

Because Sprout Patterns enables people to discover and share designs with one another, information about the people who use Sprout Patterns is an important part of our community. Rest assured that we neither rent nor sell your personal information to any unaffiliated third parties for marketing purposes and that we will share your personal information only as described below.

Keeping Information Secure

Your Sprout Patterns account information is protected by a password for your privacy and security. Protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer by logging off once you have finished using a shared computer.

Sprout Patterns will use reasonable security measures to protect against any unauthorized access to and disclosure of your personally identifiable information. However, please note that we cannot guarantee its absolute security. In the event of a breach of security affecting personal information or data on our servers, we will take such notification and other steps as may be required under applicable law. If you have any questions regarding security on our web site, please contact

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Sprout Patterns may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time, at its sole discretion. Use of information we collect now is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is used. If we make changes to the Privacy Policy, we will notify you by email to the address you provide in your registration or by posting an announcement on the Sprout Patterns web site so you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances if any, it is disclosed.


If you decide to visit Sprout Patterns, your visit and any possible dispute over privacy is subject to this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use, including limitations on damages, arbitration of disputes, and application of North Carolina state law.

Contact Information

Please contact us at or at 919-205-5911 if you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy.

Effective Date of this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of January 1, 2016.