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Terms of Use 

By accessing ("This Website"), you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing This Website.

The materials contained on This Website are protected by applicable copyright and trade mark law. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance, graphics, craft patterns, and craft project ideas. 

Unauthorised use of This Website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence. 


This Website may revise these Terms of Use at any time without notice. By using This Website you are agreeing to be bound by the current version of these Terms of Use. 


The materials on This Website are provided "as is". This Website makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose. Further, This Website does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on This Website. 


Your use of any information or materials on This Website is entirely at your own risk, for which This Website shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through This Website meet your specific requirements. 

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless This Website, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, or other partners, and employees, from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of and access to This Website, your violation of these Terms of Use, your violation of any rights of another person or entity, or your violation of any applicable laws or regulations. 

Revisions and Errata 

The materials appearing on This Website could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. This Website does not warrant that any of the materials on This Website are accurate, complete, or current. This Website may make changes to the materials contained on This Website at any time without notice. This Website does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials. 

Links and Advertisements 

This Website includes links to other websites. This Website has not reviewed all of the linked websites and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked website. The inclusion of a link does not imply endorsement by This Website of the linked website. Use of any such linked website is at the user's own risk.

You have permission to link to or feature (no more than one image please) any tutorials on this site as long as credit is given. Tutorials are for personal (non-commercial) use only. 

Comments and Other Third-party Content 

The messages, comments, and other posts by third parties that appear on This Website express the views of their authors, who are wholly responsible for that content. They do not represent This Website's opinions.

With regard to leaving comments, be nice! This is not the place on the internet to vent. I welcome feedback and idea, suggestions and comment but anything unnecessarily negative or rude will not be published.

Affiliate Links

The content of this blog may be used to promote products, services, or other businesses. I will only choose to promote products, services, or other businesses that I would use myself and I believe will be beneficial to my readers. Sometimes I receive products for free to review, I will always mention in the post when this is the case. The opinions I give will always be my own. Mentions of associated products, services, businesses within the content of my blog may or may not be noted as an affiliate in every reference. I always give a full disclosure in a post if I am compensated in some way to write about a product or service .

In 2009, the Federal Trade Commission {FTC} revised their guidelines regarding endorsements and testimonials in order to protect the public from any intentionally errant or misleading advertising that has been paid for by a group or company. Since this blog is available worldwide, including in the USA and is a source of income and may occasionally incorporate endorsements or testimonials, it is important to disclose all this information to you, our readers.

Julie Nyanyo 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 and affiliated sites.

Privacy Policy

There are times when information about your visit to this blog may be kept:


A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes. This data is held by Squarespace, our web platform and by Google Analytics. 

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

This website is on the Squarespace platform, you can find full details of Squarespace's Data Processing here.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. Some information on changing your cookie settings for Google Chrome can be found here

If you Subscribe to our email list:

If you click through and subscribe to our email list you provide your name and email address, this is automatically sent to our list held at Mail Chimp. It is only ever used to allow us to send you our weekly newsletter. Our newsletter will tell you about any new posts here at Sum of their Stories and possibly link to any relevant older posts of ours. Very occasionally we might include a link to another site if the content is especially interesting or relevant. You can read more about Mail Chimp's Privacy Policy here.


We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site, these include Google Adsense, Awin and Amazon. These companies use cookies to serve ads based on a user's prior visits to our website and other websites.

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  • Awin is an affiliate marketing company, some of the adverts found here on Sum of their Stories are brought to you via Awin. Their privacy policy can be found here.

  • Amazon Affiliate programme uses cookies as unique identifiers so they can identify for example, when you click through a link on this site, that you have arrived at Amazon via a link from Sum of their Stories. More details about Amazon's Privacy policy and their use of cookies can be found here.

We do not have control over cookies placed by advertisers. We use advertising service vendors to help present advertisements on the website. These vendors may use cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies to serve you advertisements tailored to interests you have shown by browsing on this and other sites you have visited, to determine whether you have seen a particular advertisement before and to avoid sending you duplicate advertisements. In doing so, these vendors may collect non-personal data such as your browser type, your operating system, Web pages visited, time of visits, content viewed, ads viewed, and other clickstream data. The use of cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies by these advertising service vendors is subject to their own privacy policies. The links to their Privacy policies can be found in the bullet points above. 

If you email us directly or using the CONTACT FORM:

If you choose to email me, either directly or via the CONTACT form at the top of this page, I will only keep your email until the matter you email about is concluded. Then your email is deleted. If we have ongoing business then I will keep your email address in my contacts.

Privacy Policy for my ETSY Shop

Full details of the privacy policy for my ETSY shop can be found on the shop in the policies section. 

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement.