privacy policy

Last updated October 31, 2023

Who we are

At Protagonist Crafts, accessible from or, one of our main priorities is the privacy of our visitors. This Privacy Policy document contains types of information that is collected and recorded by Protagonist Crafts and how we use it.

Protagonist Crafts is a registered business based in Finland and owned by Katri Soikkeli.


We are a Data Controller of your information.

Protagonist Crafts legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described in this Privacy Policy depends on the Personal Information we collect and the specific context in which we collect the information:

  • Protagonist Crafts needs to perform a contract with you
  • You have given Protagonist Crafts permission to do so
  • Processing your personal information is in Protagonist Crafts legitimate interests
  • Protagonist Crafts needs to comply with the law

Protagonist Crafts will retain your personal information only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use your information to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our policies.

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. If you wish to be informed what Personal Information we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.

In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:

  • The right to access, update or to delete the information we have on you.
  • The right of rectification.
  • The right to object.
  • The right of restriction.
  • The right to data portability
  • The right to withdraw consent

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


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 visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie 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, we will also set up several cookies 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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We use Google Analytics to collect data about the visitors of our site. This information is strictly used to optimize the content of our site. None of the information is trackable to individuals and isn’t connected to any personal information. With your consent, Google Analytics will process and collect your personal data (cookies and IP address) to give us valuable information. Google Analytics will transfer your data to the United States and store it for 26 months.


If you choose to subscribe to our newsletter, you will share your contact information with Mailerlite. You can find their privacy policy here. Your information will only be used for what you agreed in during the two-step authorization and you can unsubscribe and withdraw your information at will. Your information will not be retained by us beyond your consent.

Who we share your data with

We may share your data with the following third-party services, but only to the extent necessary for the operation of our website and the services we provide:

  1. Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics to analyze user behavior on our website and gather statistical information to improve our services and user experience. Google Analytics may collect information such as your IP address, browser type, and operating system. For more information on how Google Analytics collects and processes data, please refer to Google’s Privacy Policy.
  2. MailerLite: If you choose to subscribe to our newsletter or receive updates from us, we use MailerLite for email marketing services. MailerLite may collect your email address, name, and other relevant information for the purpose of sending you updates and newsletters. You can learn more about MailerLite’s data handling practices in their Privacy Policy.

Please note that these third-party services have their own privacy policies, and we encourage you to review them to understand how they handle your data. We do not sell or share your data with any other third parties unless required by law or to protect our rights and safety.

We will never sell, rent, or lease your Personal Data to a third party.

How long we retain your data

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

Google Analytics retains visitor information for 26 months.

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 we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. For these purposes, you can contact

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Third parties have access to your data as noted within this agreement.

Additional information

How we protect your data

We use reasonable and appropriate physical, electronic, and administrative safeguards to protect personal data from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction, taking into account the nature of the Personal Data and risks involved in processing that information.

Etsy and PayHip

If you choose to become a customer of our Etsy or PayHip shops, your data will be processed according to their privacy policy and terms and conditions. They may see traffic coming from to or to, but otherwise they have no access to information you share with this site. You can find the individual privacy policies of our shop directly on the shop page at Etsy. does not retain any information you give to Etsy or PayHip, even if you accessed those platforms through our website. You may on some occasions enter your information into a PayHip popup by clicking a “Buy now” button on our site, but we do not store any of that information. You can find PayHip’s privacy policy here.

Changes to the privacy policy

Katri Soikkeli may change this Privacy Policy at any time. The most recent version of the Privacy Policy is indicated by the “Last Updated” date at the top of the Privacy Policy. All changes are effective immediately upon posting. Please review this Privacy Policy frequently to stay updated on changes that may affect you. Your continued use of this website signifies your continuing consent to be bound by this Privacy Policy.


You can contact us via email: hello(at) or by mail: Ankkuritie 14, 81100 Kontiolahti, Finland.

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