Privacy Policy


KNITSONIK is the umbrella term and company name under which the artist Felicity Ford publishes her books and undertakes professional teaching and artistic contracts. This website is run by Felicity Ford, who can be contacted at felix [at] knitsonik [dot] com. The key activities of this website include sharing creative process; encouraging community dialogue around issues to do with knitting, stranded colourwork, soundart and disability; and publicising new products and projects undertaken by KNITSONIK. Your data is only ever used to make it easier for you to engage with this content, and to make the site function more easily for you.

Your privacy matters to KNITSONIK

Your privacy is very important to KNITSONIK who will never unnecessarily ask you for your personal information. KNITSONIK never shares your personal information with anyone unless legally obliged, and your data is not stored unless required for the on-going operation of this site, or because you have subscribed to this blog or the KNITSONIK newsletter. Below is a more complete explanation of how your data is used for different online interactions between you and KNITSONIK.

About your personal data

Newsletter subscriptions

If you subscribe to the KNITSONIK newsletter your email address and name are stored on Mailerlite’s password-protected systems; you can read about Mailerlite’s use of your data here.


When you comment on this website, the following data is stored: Your name, email address, and site URL (if provided via the comment form), timestamp, and IP address. Additionally, a IFrame receives the following data: blog ID attached to the site, ID of the post on which the comment is being submitted, your local user ID (if available), your local username (if available), your site URL (if available), MD5 hash of your email address (if available), and the comment content. Akismet (also owned by Automattic) is enabled on this site, which means the following information is sent to the service for the sole purpose of spam checking: your name, email address, site URL, IP address, and user agent.

Activity Tracked: Your name, email address, and site URL (if provided during the comment submission) are stored in cookies. Learn more about these cookies.

Data Synced (?): All data and metadata (see above) associated with comments. This includes the status of the comment and, through Akismet, whether or not it was classified as spam.


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, a temporary cookie is set 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, several cookies will also be set up 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.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

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. Examples include YouTube videos.

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 KNITSONIK holds about you, including any data you have provided. You can also request that KNITSONIK erase any personal data held about you. This does not include any data KNITSONIK is obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

You can switch off cookies at any time by modifying your Internet browser’s settings.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so KNITSONIK can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

Thank you for reading the KNITSONIK Privacy Policy; if you require further information, please email the site owner at knitsonik [at] outlook [dot] com.