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Maria Merlino's Crochet Living
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may collect information from our users at several
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financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This
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contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide
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as zip code, industry). Contact information will be used to notify the
winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes
of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.
This website takes every precaution to protect our users’ information.
When users submit sensitive information via the website, your
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When our registration/order form asks users to enter sensitive
information (such as credit card number), that information is encrypted
and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry - SSL.
While on a secure page, such as our order form, the lock icon on the
bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet
Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open, when you are
While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online,
we also do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line.
All of our users’ information, not just the sensitive information
mentioned above, is restricted in our offices.
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collect, how we use it, and under circumstances, if any, we disclose it.
If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in
a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we
will notify users by way of an email. Users will have a choice as to
whether or not we use their information in this different manner. We
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This Limited Use License (License) is the legal agreement between you
and Maria Merlino’s Crochet Living covering the patterns you have
downloaded from our web site. Your use of the patterns constitutes your
acceptance of this License. The patterns are for personal use only. Any
further reproduction of the pattern, or of products made from the
pattern, without payment of the appropriate license fees is prohibited.
GRANT OF LICENSE
All the patterns are copyrighted by and all rights are owned by Maria
Merlino’s Crochet Living. The images on our Web site are not in the
public domain. All rights not specifically granted in this License are
retained by Maria Merlino’s Crochet Living. This License grants to you
non-transferable, non-exclusive rights to use the patterns for personal
use. If your use changes to another use category such as commercial, you
must immediately notify Maria Merlino’s Crochet Living and remit the
additional license fees, if any. No refunds will be given in the event
you cease to use or change use category. This License constitutes the
entire agreement between you and Maria Merlino’s Crochet Living, and may
be modified from time to time by Maria Merlino’s Crochet Living.
You may not offer our patterns for resale or redistribution, and you
may not use them for any defamatory or illegal purpose. All use of the
patterns must conform to all national and local applicable laws and
regulations, including U.S. and international copyright laws.
Maria Merlino’s Crochet Living makes no warranties, either express or
implied, including without limitation, any implied warranties of
merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Neither Maria
Merlino’s Crochet Living nor its owners shall be liable for any damages,
whether direct, indirect, consequential or incidental, arising out of
the use or the inability to use the patterns. Your violation of any of
the terms of this License shall result in the termination of this
License without notice to you. Upon such termination, all use of the
patterns by you must cease.