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Privacy Policy and Disclosure

I take your right to privacy seriously and I will never share your email address, or any information you submit to, with anyone else, or send you any marketing emails without your explicit consent.

Please read on for details of how information you share with me (June Gilbank) throughout this site ( is used.


A couple of areas of may store online cookies on your own computer, for your convenience:

  • Blog: If you leave a comment on my blog, WordPress creates a cookie on your computer for your convenience, so you won’t need to re-type your name, email address (and, optionally, website URL) again if you want to leave another comment.
  • Shop: While you are shopping, Zen Cart stores an anonymous cookie on your computer to keep track of your shopping cart contents while you browse the store.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your web browser options.


Amazon, a third party affiliate marketing network, uses cookies to help make sure I get a commission when you buy a product after clicking on one of my links that takes you to Amazon. [See Amazon Privacy Policy.]

Awin (Etsy)

Awin, a third party affiliate marketing network, uses cookies to help make sure I get a commission when you buy a product after clicking on one of my links that takes you to Etsy (excluding my own patterns, which don’t qualify for commissions). [See Awin Privacy Policy.]

Email from PlanetJune

None of the information you provide while using will ever be shared with anyone or used to send you unsolicited marketing information. I will only ever send you email that you specifically request, as follows:

Newsletters (Mailing List)

You may choose to subscribe to one or more of my PlanetJune newsletters. My mailing list sign-up uses a double opt-in method, so you won’t be signed up unless you click the confirmation link in the email you receive when you request to join. The expected frequency of these newsletters is included on the subscribe page, and I will only email you within those frequencies, regarding the topics you signed up to receive information on. You may unsubscribe at any time using the ‘Unsubscribe’ link provided in every email (or from the unsubscribe page).

Order Notifications

By creating a PlanetJune account or placing an order from the PlanetJune shop, you agree to receive order notification emails from my shop. Your email address will only be used to send emails regarding your order and if you request assistance (e.g. you ask for a new password or contact me for help). No marketing emails will ever be sent as a result of you signing up for a PlanetJune account.

Blog Updates

You may choose to subscribe to updates from the PlanetJune blog via WordPress. If you provide your email address via the subscribe page, you will be automatically emailed with a copy of every blog post I publish. You may unsubscribe at any time using the ‘Unsubscribe’ link provided in every email.

Blog Comments

To leave a comment on the PlanetJune blog, you must submit a name and email address. If you subscribe to comment notifications on the post you comment on, you will receive a notification email for every new comment. You may unsubscribe at any time using the ‘Unsubscribe’ link provided in every email.

Otherwise, your email address will only be used if I need to personally respond to a question you asked me (if a public response via the blog is inappropriate).

No marketing emails will ever be sent as a result of you commenting on the PlanetJune blog.

Affiliate Disclosure

June Gilbank is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to As an Amazon Influencer, I earn from qualifying purchases.

June Gilbank is a participant in the Etsy (Canada) Affiliate Programme, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to

This means that I’ll make a small commission if you click through from one of my links to Amazon/Etsy and then make a purchase, but using my link will never cost you anything extra, and I only ever recommend products that I use and would recommend anyway.

I may also on occasion use affiliate links to other websites that provide products and services, but I would only ever do so in the context of a product/service I was going to link to with or without the affiliate link, and I would never misrepresent my opinion of any product/service in an attempt to convince you to buy something! Using my links will never cost you anything extra and I only ever recommend products that I use and would recommend anyway.

GDPR Compliance

This additional information describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through

Information I Collect

To place an order, you must provide me with your name, email address, country (and province/territory if you reside in Canada, for sales tax purposes), and the details of the product(s) that you’re ordering. To subscribe to my mailing list or blog updates, you need only provide me with your email address. To comment on my blog, you must provide your name, email address (and, optionally, website).

Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It

I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:

  • as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
  • when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list or subscribing to my emailed blog updates;
  • if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law.
Information Sharing and Disclosure

Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information only to comply with laws and regulations. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

Data Retention

I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements.

  • In the PlanetJune shop, I keep all order records indefinitely, as your perpetual single-user pattern licences never expire, so you’ll always have access to all your pattern purchases. You may update your personal information at any time from My Account – only the latest personal information you have provided is retained.
  • For my mailing list and blog update services, your personal information is retained only while you are a subscriber, and deleted when you unsubscribe from the service(s).
Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU

Your personal information will be stored and processed on the PlanetJune server, which is hosted in the US by a Privacy Shield certified third-party hosting service.

Your Rights

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:

  • Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
  • Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
  • Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
  • Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.
How to Contact Me

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, June Gilbank, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at Alternatively, you may mail me: June Gilbank, PO Box 99900 HV 449 942, RPO Ira Needles, Waterloo ON N2T 0B8, Canada.

Anything Else?

If you have any other questions or concerns about your rights and privacy when using, please feel free to email me so I can address your concerns and update this Privacy Policy accordingly.

And, if you have any other questions regarding PlanetJune, please see the PlanetJune FAQ.


Last Updated: March 6th, 2024

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