Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Please read over this policy prior to utilizing this website. Any terms pertaining to Lean Mean Sewing Machine may come in the form of, but not limited to “I,” “me,” “my,” “we,” et al. Any terms pertaining to potential clients, customers, or viewers may come in the form of “you,” “your,” etc.

This website and its content is owned by Kylie Simonton, Owner and Operator of Lean Mean Sewing Machine. The purpose of this page is to inform you what information I collect and how I intend to utilize said information. I will not use or share your information with anyone other than what is described in this policy.

I, Kylie Simonton, reserve the right to change this policy, my Terms of Service, and any other content on this website without prior notice. Should I ever need to change aforementioned policies, I will notify you via email or social media post of the change.

Information that I Collect

I collect personal information from you so that I may provide you with a positive consumer experience while utilizing my website now and in the future. I only gather minimal information, provided by you, so that I may appropriately serve you. I may collect some or all of the following from you:

  1. Your name and email address. This information is given to me through the email marketing service I have. I currently use MailChimp. This information is used so that I may send you newsletters. All newsletters were opted in via the consumer. If you wish to opt out of these newsletters, please contact me at and I will remove you from my mailing list.
  2. Billing information is gathered at checkout. This gives me your name, address, and credit card information to process the payment.

Other Information I May Collect

Anonymous Data Collection and Use

Although I have yet to find the need, I may utilize your IP address to help diagnose any issues with servers or to troubleshoot the areas of my site that may be conflicting with a computer’s particular location. IP addresses are assigned to all computers connected to the Internet, but thisĀ does not personally identify you.


I may use the standard “cookies” found on major web browsers. No personal information is given to me by utilizing cookies. I do not use any “data-capture” technology to personally identify you. You may opt to disable cookies at any time through your browser settings.

What I Do With Your Information

I may contact you with the information that you have provided underĀ lawful grounds. The criteria by which this is met is:

  1. Consent – I will only contact you if you give me clear, informed consent to do so.
  2. Contract – I will contact you under any contractual obligation to deliver or render services to you.
  3. Genuine Interest – I will contact you if I think that you may genuinely be interested in hearing from me about offers or services I will be providing.

Processing Payments

I will use the personal data you give me in order to process your payment(s) for purchasing goods and/or services. I only use third party payment processors that take the utmost care in securing data and comply with GDPR.


I only use the information you provide to me for advertising goods and services. I advertise through targeted social media advertising on platforms such as Facebook and Instagram.

Sharing with Third Parties

I may share your information with trusted third parties such as my newsletter provider, MailChimp. This is so that I can contact you via email. My merchant accounts, such as Stripe, processes payments for me. I may also share your information with Google and/or social media accounts for advertisement purposes.

Viewing by Others

Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily make your personal information available for viewing by others online through this website, it may be seen, collected and used by others, and with that, I cannot be responsible for any unauthorized or improper use of the information that you voluntarily share (i.e., posting a comment on a blog post, posting in a Facebook group that I manage, etc).

Submission, Storage, Sharing and Transferring of Personal Data

Personal information that you provide me is stored internally through a data management system. Your personal data will only be accessed by those who help obtain, manage, or store information, or have a need to now basis for viewing this information. These entities include, but are not limited to: my newsletter service provider, website hosting provider, and third party payment processor.

Data Retention

I retain your personal information for the minimum amount of time necessary to provide you with the resources and/or services that you have requested from me. I may include/retain certain components of personal information for a longer period of time for legal, contractual, and/or accounting obligations.


I aim to keep the information that you share with me confidential. It is important to keep in mind that I may disclose such information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that:

  1. such action is necessary to protect and defend my rights or property or those of our users and licensees,
  2. to act as immediately as necessary in order to protect the personal safety or rights of my users or to the public,
  3. to investigate or respond to any real or perceived violation of this Privacy Policy or of my Terms of Service or any other terms of use agreements.


In order to utilize certain features of this website, you may be required to create a username and password. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of that information and you are responsible for all activities associated with that username and password, whether done by you or others. I cannot and will not be held liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to protect your username and password. If you share your username and password with anyone else, they may be able to access your personal information and data at your own risk.

You agree to notify me as soon as you are made aware of any inappropriate or unauthorized use of your username and password or any other breach of security involved with this website and its content. To help protect against unauthorized use, be sure to log out of each session when you are finished viewing this website.

I will use my best efforts to keep your username and password(s) private and will not share that information without your informed consent, except as necessary whenever law dictates appropriate or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary, in particular, whenever disclosure is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action upon someone who may be causing injury to others or interfering with my policy.

How You Can Access, Update, or Delete Your Data

As the consumer, you have the right to:

  1. Request information about how your personal information is being used and request a copy of what personal information I use.
  2. Restrict processing if you think the personal information that I use is incorrect, unlawful, or no longer needed.
  3. Rectify or erase personal information and receive confirmation of said rectification or erasure.
  4. Withdraw your consent at any time to the processing of your personal information.
  5. Lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you feel I am utilizing your personal information unlawfully.
  6. Receive personal information portability and transference to another controller without my hinderance.
  7. Object to my use of your personal information.
  8. Not be subject to an automated decision based solely on automatic processing, including profiling, which legally or significantly affects you.


If you would like to unsubscribe to any of my services, including my newsletter, please contact me at and I will get you taken care of.


I take reasonable steps to protect your personal information against misuse, disclosure, or unauthorized access. I only share your personal information with trusted third party providers that are necessary for me to run a business. These third party entities utilize the same measures to keep your information safe. You may be subject to their privacy policies and terms of service. With that being said, I cannot and will not be held responsible in the event any of these third parties experience security breaches or data mismanagement. In the event of any such case, I will notify you as soon as I am made aware of the situation.


I have a no spam policy. I provide you the ability to opt out of any communications from my newsletters at any time. There is an unsubscribe link at the bottom of every email for you to utilize at your discretion. I have taken necessary steps to ensure I am compliant with the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 by never sending misleading information. I will not and will never sell, rent, or share your email address to anyone.

Third Party Websites

I may link to other websites from this website. I am not liable or responsible for the content and activities on those linked websites. You may be subject to their privacy policies and terms of use; therefore, I implore you to review those prior to using those websites. This will let you know how those websites manage the personal information that you share with them.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

I do not collect nor do I retain any information for individuals under the age of 18 years old in compliance with COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act) and the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation of the EU). My website and its content is directed at individuals who are 18 years of age and older.

Notification of Changes

I may use your personal information, such as your contact information, to inform you of any changes happening with the content of my website or its policies. I may also utilize that data to inform you of additional information about me, goods, and services that I offer. I may not give prior notice to changes; however, I will notify as soon as changes have been made as they will be effective immediately. Notification will come via email, note on website, or notifications via my social media accounts.

Data Controller and Processors

I am the data controller as I am collecting and using your personal information. I use trusted third parties for data storage and processing for technical and organizational purposes, including for payments and email marketing. I utilize reasonable efforts to make sure my data processors are GDPR-compliant.


For any further questions, you may contact me at and I will be more than happy to assist you.


Last Updated: May 16, 2018