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Exclusive Pattern: Gears

Optical illusions and lizards

By: Gail Dufresne/Goat Hilll Designs

Gears, 18 ½" x 24 ½", #3- to 6-cut wool, Sari silk, and other mixed fibers on linen. Designed and hooked by Gail Dufresne of Goat Hill Designs, Lambertville, New Jersey, 2012.

Please note: my hooked design in the photo is larger than the pattern given in the magazine. The pattern provided will make a rug that is 17 ½" by 13 ½".


Renowned quilter Robbi Joy Elkow uses value, intensity (a.k.a. chroma), and contrast in a fascinating way. Defaulting to her engineering background and fondness of high-tech tools, Elkow designs gear and flower quilts using a graphics application.

I was particularly attracted to her gear designs, and lacking the expensive computer software she used, I simply Googled “gears line drawings.” I came up with several gears that I then configured into a design I liked, which allowed me to create an optical illusion similar to those that Elkow creates in her gear quilts.

Transferring the Design to the Backing

Before you begin, serge, glue, tape, or zigzag stitch around the edge of the backing.

Find the center of your backing by folding it in half and then folding it in half again. Make a dot with the marker in the center of the backing (where the fold lines cross) and use your pencil to draw a line between the two vertical middle threads. That will be the design’s centerline.

Draw the outside design lines measuring out from the centerline. Match the line on the paper pattern to the line you have drawn on the backing. I use pencils first then retrace the line with my marker.

Transfer the design from the paper to the backing using your preferred method. I find the light table method the easiest. Or tape the paper pattern to a window and then tape the backing over it. The light showing through the window will allow you to trace the design to the backing using the marker.

Zigzag stitch two rows about ¼" out from the design.

Hooking the Design

Use a smaller cut when hooking smaller areas. It makes it easier to hook, and gives more dimension to your rug. I hooked many of the perimeters of the gears with a #3 cut in a bright color to define the shape of the gear and to pop it out of the background.

Hook the entire rug before sculpting the lizard. The sculpted lizard should not be steamed, so it makes more sense to hook and steam your piece before you sculpt. If you can’t help yourself and sculpt before you finish the hooking, just steam around the lizard as best you can. 

Sculpting Elements

Sculpting adds texture and interest. This technique is sometimes called Waldoboro. Waldoboro rugs are known for their deep pile, which is clipped and sculpted so that design elements stand out from the background.

You will need a very sharp pair of scissors to cut and contour your loops. A brush to remove the loose fluff after clipping is desirable but not necessary. The Fuller Brush Company makes a great hairbrush cleaning tool that is perfect for this step, but a soft toothbrush works well, too.

If an area you want to sculpt is very small, hook it with a smaller cut. For a finely shaded flower, for example, you may want a smooth, velvety effect, achieved with a small cut. I used a #3 cut for my lizard. But if you want to sculpt something like a funky chicken wing, use a wider cut and leave the loops jagged and rough.        

Begin with the low edge of the section you will sculpt. Pull the loops as you normally would to the height of the loop width. Hook into every hole (this is one time where packing is a good thing!). Each successive row should be pulled progressively higher until the high point of the sculpture is reached; the top of a lizard’s head or the middle and down the middle of his back, for example. If each row is hooked just a little higher than the previous row you will not have to clip off as much wool.

After completing a section, clip the wool to produce the desired effect. You can remove your piece from the frame or hoop to clip each loop. I often start by just shaving over the top of the motif; then, I go back and clip each loop. Brush or shake off loose bits of wool so you can see the three-dimensional effect. If you get carried away or decide that you want the area to be higher, simply hook in more loops and begin the clipping process again. Think high! Don’t be timid about pulling up the loops.

Steaming

Lay a blanket or towel on a hard surface. Don’t steam on a hardwood floor, as moisture may damage the floor. Good surfaces for smaller pieces are the ironing board or on top of the washer or dryer.

Place the rug, wrong side up, on top of the blanket or towel. Completely soak another towel, and wring it out. Place the towel over the rug. Using a medium to high steam setting, place the iron on the wet towel for a few seconds then lift the iron to another spot on the wet towel. Continue this process until the entire rug has been steamed. No pressure is needed on the iron. Turn the rug over, and repeat. Let the rug dry thoroughly. Repeat the entire process if the rug still does not lie flat.

NOTE: Be careful if you use “mystery materials,” which may have a lower melting point than wool. Nylon and silk can take at least as much heat as wool can, but polyester cannot. If you have used materials of an unknown composition, tread carefully when steaming.

Finishing

Cut off the excess backing then serge, glue, tape, or zigzag stitch around the edge of the backing, leaving about 2" or 3" all around. Fold the corners over and then baste them back. You may wish to re-steam after this step.

I back my work with fabric. Tear two sides of the fabric and then sew those two sides of the fabric to the back of the design. The last two sides will need to be “eased” in as the design will not be totally straight. It is handmade, after all! I was able to sew close enough to the rather irregular Sari ribbon border so that I did not need to do anything else to hide the backing.

To determine the amount of overall wool you need, follow these steps:

1.  Determine the area of the design (13" x 17.5" = 227.5").

2.  Multiply that number by 5 or 6, or even higher if you hook high (6 x 227.5 = 1365).

3.  Divide that number by the number of square inches in a standard yard of wool (1365 ÷ 2160 = .63, or about 2/3 yd. wool).

4.  Always allow for a little extra: 3/4 yd. altogether.

To figure out how much wool you need for an individual motif, try this:

1.  Lay a piece of wool over the entire motif.

2.  Multiply that amount by 5 or 6.

NOTE: We all use drastically different amounts of wool. Keep track of how much wool you use to make your calculations more accurate for future projects.

COLOR PLANNING GEARS

The keys to any effective color plan are value, intensity, and contrast. Learning how to apply these elements to your work is probably the most important aspect of color planning.

Value—Value refers to the lightness or darkness of a color. Whether a color is perceived as light or dark depends on what value is next to it. One of my most influential teachers, Marjorie Judson, reminded us in every class: “No color stands alone.” No value stands alone, either. Everything is relative when you start working with color and value.

Intensity—The same is true for color intensity, which is as important as value. Intensity, or chroma, refers to the relative brightness of a color. In its purest, most brilliant state, an intense color is completely saturated, not diluted by any other color. A color is diluted, becoming more and more neutral, when white, black, gray, or another color is added. Intensity works just like value. It does not matter what color you use to give your rug a bit of pizzazz; what matters is that it is a little brighter, or more intense, than the rest of the wool so that it stands out.

Contrast—between light and dark, and bright and dull—is what makes a design appear. Color may enhance a design but value and intensity establish and solidify the design.

Applying the Principles

The brighter circle overlapping three of the gears and the top half of my lizard and the smaller partial circle in the lower right hand corner were created by manipulating value, intensity, and contrast. The brightest wool used in the rug is within these circles.

I re-hooked one of the gears three times to get the contrast that I wanted. I wanted the entire circle to stand out with the same intensity, so I manipulated the value and intensity of each color to give each the same weight as the other colors.

Even though the two red wools I used for the different sections of the lizard (within and outside the illusory circle) were different enough in value and chroma to work in relation to each other, there was not enough contrast between the outside background and the bottom part of the lizard. I used a real screamer (even for me!) of a hot pink in a #3 cut to make him pop. I did the same thing to several of the gears’ perimeters, using equally bright colors in small doses of #3 cuts.

I used different materials in the background in the illusory circle and the background outside it, but they are relatively close in value. The background in the circle stands out most because I used glitzy yarn to make it shine, thereby vamping up the chroma within the circle.

To learn more about Robbi Joy Elkow read Free Expression: The Art and Confessions of a Contemporary Quilter by Robbi Joy Elkow (Quilting Arts, 2005). 

Gail Dufresne is a member of the RHM editorial board, president of ATHA, and a McGown certified teacher who travels from coast to coast giving workshops and classes. She writes frequently for RHM and her work was selected for inclusion in “Pushing the Limits: New Expressions in Hooked Art 2012.” Visit her website atgoathilldesigns.com. This pattern is for personal use only, and reselling of the pattern is prohibited.

This article is from the January/February 2013 issue. To get this exclusive pattern or for more information on our issue, check out our issues page.

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When you receive email messages or newsletters from us, we may use web beacons, customized links, clear GIFs or similar technologies to determine whether the email has been opened and which links you click in order to provide you with more focused email communications or other information, and/or to aggregate that information with other data we collect to use for some or all of the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy.

We and our partners (including but not limited to e-commerce partners, affiliates, and analytics providers) also may use technologies such as pixel tags, e-tags, IP addresses, Local Shared Objects, Local Storage, Flash cookies and HTML5 to analyze trends; administer the Services; collect and store information such as user settings, anonymous browser identifiers and video viewing history; supplement our server logs and other methods of traffic and response measurement; track users' location and movements around the Services; gather demographic information about our user base; and to improve our understanding of traffic on the Services, visitor behavior, and responses to promotional campaigns. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these third party companies on an individual and aggregated basis. For example, we may connect information about your IP address to known corporate or User Information and use the associated information related to aggregate content preferences to assist in our efforts to market services to you or the originating corporation(s). Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing Local Storage. To manage Flash Local Shared Objects please click here.

We may use mobile analytics software to collect data and to better understand the functionality of our mobile software, devices and applications on your phone and other devices. This software may record information such as how often you use the application, the events that occur within the application, aggregated usage, performance data, and where the application was downloaded from. We may link this information to User Information.

Prime Publishing and/or certain third parties may collect information about you for online behavioral advertising ("OBA") purposes in order for you to receive relevant interest-based advertising on the Services and on other websites, platforms and media channels. OBA is also referred to as interest-based advertising.

Prime Publishing displays ads on both the Services and on the Channels. We may use Online Data as well as other User Information to send you OBA. For example, if you read an article about a particular subject on the Services, we may use cookies from a vendor to later serve you an advertisement for a particular product or service related to the viewed article. These third party vendors may connect information about pages you visit on the Services with information about pages you visit on other Channels and show you advertising based on this combined information. These advertisements may appear when you are visiting a different section of the Services or on another Channel. Likewise, third party vendors may serve you advertisements when you visit the Services based on your interaction with the Services and other Channels.

The specific providers we use for OBA are subject to change. Prime Publishing allows firms including Google, LiveRamp, Datonics, and Magnetic to monitor Company web sites and newsletters for the purpose of reporting website traffic, statistics, advertisements, "click-throughs" and/or other activities. These firms may use cookies, web beacons and other monitoring technologies to compile anonymous statistics about Company users. Users may go to each firm's site/URL for information on what is being tracked. Users may go to each firm's site for information on how to opt-in or opt-out of use of their information and may go to http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp to opt-out of most third-party tracking.

For a list of some of the applicable providers click here. For information about how to opt out of tracking methods for these entities and others, click here. For more details about OBA and opting out, see Section 15 below.

Online Data is aggregated with the Other Information and data we collect as described in this Privacy Policy and/or similar data collected by partners to create groups of users and certain general-interest categories or segments that we have inferred based on (a) demographic or interest data and GeoIP Data, (b) the pages you view and links you click when viewing an email or using the Services and those of our partners, and/or (c) the search terms you enter when using certain search services. We use this information to get a more accurate picture of audience interests in order to serve ads we believe are more relevant to your interests. We store page views, clicks and search terms used for ad personalization targeting separately from your Personal Information.

EU Residents Important Notice

By using our website you consent to us sharing a hashed, non-human readable version of your email with our partners who will drop a cookie on your browser and match your email with its marketing file to create a link between your browser and our partner's record of you; this link shall be shared by our partner globally for the purpose of improving the relevance of online advertising and content by third parties that are unaffiliated with our website. Our partners use this information to recognize you across different channels and platforms over time for advertising, analytics, attribution, and reporting purposes. Please click here to opt out of your data being used for these purposes. This link will direct you to our partner's opt-out centre.

We partner with third parties that collect information across various channels, including offline and online, for purposes of delivering more relevant advertising and content to you. Our partner may place or recognize a cookie on your computer or device and we may share personal information with them if you have submitted such information to us, such as your email address. Our partners may link the personal information we share with them to the cookie stored on your browser or device, and they may collect information such as your IP address, browser or operating system type and version, and demographic or inferred-interest information. Our partners use this information to recognize you across different channels and platforms over time for advertising, analytics, attribution, and reporting purposes. For example, our partners may deliver and/or enable downstream delivery of an ad to you in your web browser based on a purchase you made in a physical retail store, or they may send a personalized marketing email to you based on the fact that you visited a particular website. To learn more about interest-based advertising in general and to opt-out, please visit https://www.youronlinechoices.com. Please click here to opt out of your data being used for these purposes. This link will direct you to our partner's opt-out centre. You can also refuse cookies via the settings of your browser as follow:

For Internet Explorer, click here

For Mozilla Firefox, click here

For Google Chrome, click here

For Safari, click here

To know more about Acxiom/Liveramp advertising cookies and opting out:

US: https://liveramp.com/opt_out/

UK: http://liveramp.uk/cookies-101/

FR: http://www.acxiom.fr/a-propos-d-acxiom/information-sur-le-depot-de-cookie/

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8. What is the Lawful Basis for Processing Personal Information

Summary — Lawful Basis for Processing User Information

We may Process your User Information where: you have given your consent; the Processing is necessary for a contract between you and us; the Processing is required by applicable law; the Processing is necessary to protect the vital interests of any individual; or where we have a valid legitimate interest in the Processing.

In Processing your User Information in connection with the purposes set out in this Policy, we may rely on one or more of the following legal bases, depending on the circumstances:

  • Consent: We may Process your User Information where we have obtained your prior, express consent to the Processing (this legal basis is only used in relation to Processing that is entirely voluntary — it is not used for Processing that is necessary or obligatory in any way);
  • Contractual necessity: We may Process your User Information where the Processing is necessary in connection with any contract that you may enter into with us;
  • Compliance with applicable law: We may Process your User Information where the Processing is required by applicable law;
  • Vital interests: We may Process your User Information where the Processing is necessary to protect the vital interests of any individual; or
  • Legitimate interests: We may Process your User Information where we have a legitimate interest in carrying out the Processing for the purpose of managing, operating or promoting our business, and that legitimate interest is not overridden by your interests, fundamental rights, or freedoms.
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9. What Information We Disclose to Third Parties

Summary — Disclosure of User Information to Third Parties

We may disclose your User Information to: legal and regulatory authorities; our external advisors; parties who Process User Information on our behalf ("Processors"); any party as necessary in connection with legal proceedings; any party as necessary for investigating, detecting or preventing criminal offences; any purchaser of our business; and any third party providers of advertising, plugins or content used on the Services.

We may disclose your User Information to other entities within the Company group, for legitimate business purposes (including operating the Services, and providing services to you), in accordance with applicable law. In addition, we may disclose your User Information to:

  • legal and regulatory authorities, upon request, or for the purposes of reporting any actual or suspected breach of applicable law or regulation;
  • outside professional advisors (such as accountants, auditors, or lawyers), subject to binding contractual obligations of confidentiality;
  • third party Processors (such as analytic providers; data centers; etc.), located anywhere in the world, subject to the requirements noted below in this Section 9;
  • any relevant party, law enforcement agency or court, to the extent necessary for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal rights;
  • any relevant party for the purposes of prevention, investigation, detection or prosecution of criminal offences or the execution of criminal penalties, including safeguarding against and the prevention of threats to public security;
  • any relevant third party acquirer(s), in the event that we sell or transfer all or any relevant portion of our business or assets (including in the event of a reorganization, dissolution or liquidation);
  • any relevant third party provider, where our Services use third party advertising, plugins or content. If you choose to interact with any such advertising, plugins or content, information about your activities on the Services and Channels to provide you targeted advertising based upon your interests may be shared with the relevant third party provider. If you click or tap on or otherwise interact with an advertisement, the advertiser may assume that you meet its target criteria;
  • any sponsors of contests, competitions, sweepstakes and prize draws, or content offerings, the registration data for such events is to be used by us as part of User Information, and may be shared with the sponsor and others, subject to this Policy and the sponsor's privacy policy. We may also share your information with third party vendors involved in the administration of such events. For contests, competitions, sweepstakes and prize draws, please read the official rules or terms and conditions carefully before you submit your information; and
  • to third parties whose practices are not covered by this Privacy Policy (e.g., third party providers of goods and services, marketing and advertising companies and agencies, content publishers and retailers). Under applicable law, we may share Other Information with other parties who already possess your Personal Information in order to enhance their records about you or enhance their ability to provide products and services.

For some of our Services, we may make some information, such as the name of our users, their mailing address, phone number, email address—and in certain circumstances their employer's name, company size and other industry data—available on a rental or other basis (e.g., sale) to third party providers of goods and services, for example, when such information is provided in connection with certain content available on our websites. Depending on where you reside, when you register for certain Services, we may share the Personal Information you provide with certain advertisers and sponsors.

Some of the Services may include websites that Prime Publishing operates on behalf of third parties ("Licensors"). Where applicable, we may share some or all of your Personal Information with the Licensor; however this privacy policy does not cover the user of your Personal Information by a Licensor. The privacy practices of Prime Publishing's Licensors may differ from this policy and we encourage you to contact those third parties directly if you have questions regarding their use of your Personal Information. When you use a co-branded service (a service operated with a partner of Prime Publishing), or register or otherwise provide information on a co-branded site, where applicable, we may pass the collected information back to that partner, which may include third party service providers whose services are embedded into and/or appear within the Services.

With respect to surveys and quizzes, in the event that responses are publicly disclosed, users will be notified at the time they take the survey or quiz. Otherwise we will disclose only aggregate information regarding its users' responses in surveys or quizzes to other participants in the survey. Where surveys or quizzes allow users to submit written comments, and where Prime Publishing advises users of the possibility of such disclosure at the time they take the survey or quiz, Prime Publishing reserves the right to disclose any information provided by users, provided that no User Information identifying a specific user is disclosed.

Prime Publishing and some of our advertisers may use third party advertising service companies to serve advertisements, for OBA or otherwise, and perform related services when you interact with the Services. Often, these third party advertising companies employ cookies and other technologies to measure the effectiveness of website, app and email advertisements and to create a record of interaction with our content that they use in conjunction with their advertising which appears on other sites or applications, or for reporting website traffic, app use, statistics, advertisement data and/or other activities on the Services. We also engage third party providers to assist with the segmentation of this data.

We may also sell or transfer Online Data to certain third parties such as advertisers who will use this data to serve ads that they believe are relevant to your interests, and who agree to maintain the confidentiality of this information. Some of these third parties may combine the Online Data with their own data about you to form a more detailed picture.

We may engage third party providers to assist with the collection, storage and segmentation of Online Data and the providers are required to maintain the confidentiality of this information. These third party providers may collect User Information from our Services for their own purposes, including but not limited to monitoring fraud around the web.

We may also engage third parties for the purpose of recognizing our users and delivering interest-based content and advertisements to them. We may share your User Information with our partners such as your name, postal address, email, or other identifier. Our partners may also: (i) collect information directly from your device, such as your IP address, device ID, advertising ID, and information about your browser or operating system; (ii) combine User Information about you received from Prime Publishing with information about you from other sites or services; and (iii) place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser.

If we engage a third-party Processor to Process your User Information, the Processor will be subject to binding contractual obligations to: (i) only Process the User Information in accordance with our prior written instructions; and (ii) use measures to protect the confidentiality and security of the User Information; together with any additional requirements under applicable law.

The Services contain links to other sites or partners whose information practices may be different from ours. You should consult the privacy policy of these third parties to learn how your privacy is protected.

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10. International Transfers of Information

Summary — International Transfers of Information

We may transfer your Personal Information to recipients in other countries. Where we transfer User Information from the European Economic Area ("EEA") to a recipient outside the EEA that is not in an adequate jurisdiction, we do so on the basis of standard contractual clauses.

Because of the international nature of our business, we may need to transfer your User Information within the Prime Publishing group of companies, and to third parties as noted in Section 9 above, in connection with the purposes set out in this Policy. For this reason, we may transfer your User Information to other countries that may have different laws and data protection compliance requirements to those that apply in the country in which you are located.

Where we transfer your Personal Information from the EEA to recipients located outside the EEA who are not in a jurisdiction that has been formally designated by the European Commission as providing an adequate level of protection for Personal Information, we do so on the basis of standard contractual clauses. You may request a copy of the relevant standard contractual clauses using the contact details provided in Section 17 below.

Please note that when you transfer any Personal Information directly to a Company entity established outside the EEA, we are not responsible for that transfer of your Personal Information. We will nevertheless Process your Personal Information, from the point at which we receive the data, in accordance with the provisions of this Privacy Policy.

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11. Data Security

Summary — Data Security

We implement appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your User Information. Please ensure that any Personal Information that you send to us is sent securely.

We have implemented appropriate technical and organizational security measures designed to protect your User Information against accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure, unauthorized access, and other unlawful or unauthorized forms of Processing, in accordance with applicable law. In certain instances we may use Secure Sockets Layer encryption and/or transfer certain User Information in a non-human readable format to provide protection. However, we cannot guarantee there will not be a breach, and we are not responsible for any breach of security or for the actions of any third parties.

Because the internet is an open system, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will implement reasonable measures to protect your information, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to us using the internet. Any such transmission is at your own risk and you are responsible for ensuring that any Personal Information that you send to us are sent securely.

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12. Data Accuracy

Summary — Data Accuracy

We take every reasonable step to ensure that your User Information is kept accurate and up-to-date and are erased or rectified if we become aware of inaccuracies.

We take every reasonable step to ensure that your User Information that we Process is accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date, and any of your User Information that we Process that you inform us is inaccurate (having regard to the purposes for which they are Processed) is erased or rectified.

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13. Data Minimization

Summary — Data Minimization

We take every reasonable step to limit the volume of your User Information that we Process to what is necessary.

We take every reasonable step to ensure that your User Information that we Process is limited to the User Information reasonably necessary in connection with the purposes set out in this Policy or as required to provide you services or access to the Services.

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14. Data Retention

Summary — Data Retention

We take every reasonable step to ensure that your User Information is only retained for as long as they are needed.

We take every reasonable step to ensure that your User Information is only Processed for the minimum period necessary for the purposes set out in this Policy. The criteria for determining the duration for which we will keep your User Information are as follows: we will retain copies of your User Information in a form that permits identification only for as long as is necessary in connection with the purposes set out in this Policy, unless applicable law requires a longer retention period. Unless there is a specific legal requirement for us to keep the information, we plan to retain it for no longer than is necessary to fulfill a legitimate business need.

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15. What Can I Do to Control My Information?

Summary — What Can I Do to Control My Information?

You can directly take steps to change your preferences for newsletters and online behavioral advertising as outlined in this section.

If you are an EU resident, you may have certain rights including: the right not to provide your Personal Information to us; the right of access to your Personal Information; the right to request rectification of inaccuracies; the right to request the erasure, or restriction of Processing, of your Personal Information; the right to object to the Processing of your Personal Information; the right to have your Personal Information transferred to another controller; the right to withdraw consent; and the right to lodge complaints with supervisory authorities. We may require proof of or need to verify your identity before we can give effect to these rights.

You may directly take steps to change your preferences as follows:

Your Newsletter and Email Subscriptions. You can opt out or unsubscribe from a newsletter or other email list at any time by following the instructions at the end of the newsletters or emails you receive. Please allow five to ten business days for changes to take effect. On some Services, member service-related communications are an integral part of such Services to which you subscribe and you may continue to receive emails as part of that particular portion of the Services unless you cancel your account, even if you opt out of the newsletters or email list. If you have provided more than one email address to us, you may continue to be contacted unless you request to unsubscribe each email address you have provided.

Push Notifications. We send you push notifications from time-to-time in order to update you about any events or promotions that we may be running. If you no longer wish to receive these types of communications, you may turn them off at the device level. To ensure you receive proper notifications, we will need to collect certain information about your device such as operating system and user identification information.

Location Based Services. You may opt-out of having your Precise Location Data collected by Prime Publishing at any time by editing the appropriate setting on your mobile device (which is usually located in the Settings area of your device).

OBA. Prime Publishing strives to adhere to the self-regulatory organization principles for the DAA (US), the DAAC (Canada) and the EDAA (EU). Online ads on the Services using Online Data are delivered with the DAA Ad Marker Icon DAA Ad Marker Icon, which helps users understand how their data is being used and provides choices for users who want more control. This icon is usually on each of our web pages and applications where Online Data is collected that will be used for OBA purposes.

The DAA Ad Marker Icon DAA Ad Marker Icon provides information (and links to other information) on online behavioral ads, who is collecting and using your Online Data, how you can opt out and more. If you would prefer that we not collect Online Data that may be used to help determine which advertisements to serve you, opt out by clicking this icon DAA Ad Marker Icon, which can be found on most of our webpages and mobile applications.

  • European Union and Switzerland residents should visit the European DAA by clicking here.
  • Canadian residents should visit the DAA of Canada by clicking here.
  • U.S. residents and residents of all other countries or territories not listed above can click here for the DAA site to learn more about the use of cookies, your opt-out choices, and more.

Cookies and Pixel Tags. You may stop or restrict cookies and pixel tags on your computer or purge cookies from your browser by adjusting your web browser preferences. However, if you "turn off," purge, or disable cookies or pixel tags, although you may still use the Services, you may not be able to use all of the features, functions, or services available on the Services.

California Residents. In accordance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act, we may collect Personal Information about your online activities when you use the Services. While we give our users many avenues to opt out of providing Personal Information, we do not respond to Web browsers' "do not track" signals. California's "Shine the Light" law, Civil Code Section 1798.83, permits our users who are California residents to periodically request and obtain certain information about any Personal Information disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes. If you are a California resident and wish to make such a request or if you wish for us to refrain from gathering your Personal Information, please submit your request in writing to the contact details set out in Section 17 below.

EU Residents. GDPR provides certain rights for EU residents. You may decline to share certain information with us, in which case we may not be able to provide some of the features and functionality of the Services. These rights include, in accordance with applicable law, the right to object to or request the restriction of processing of your information, and to request access to, rectification, erasure and portability of your own information. Where we process your information on the basis of your consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent (noting that such withdrawal does not affect the lawfulness of any Processing performed prior to the date on which we receive notice of such withdrawal, and does not prevent the Processing of your Personal Information in reliance upon any other available legal bases). Requests should be submitted by contacting us (using the contact instructions in Section 17 below). If you are an EU resident and have any unresolved privacy concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily after contacting us, you have the right to contact the appropriate EU Supervisory Authority and lodge a complaint.

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16. Terms of Service

Summary — Terms of Service

For more information concerning your use of the Prime Publishing website and application, please see our Terms of Service.

For more information concerning your use of the Prime Publishing websites, please consult the Prime Publishing Terms of Service, which is incorporated by reference into this Privacy Policy. We recommend that you review the Terms of Service regularly, in order to review any changes we might make from time to time.

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17. Contact Details

Summary — Contact Details

You may contact us at the addresses set out below or by emailing privacy@primecp.com

Note: To unsubscribe from our e-mail newsletters instantly please visit us here.

Prime Publishing LLC
Attention: Privacy Department
3400 Dundee Road, Suite 220
Northbrook, IL 60062

If you are an EU resident, you may contact our Data Protection Officer at dpo@primecp.com

If you have any comments, questions or concerns about any of the information in this Policy, or any other issues relating to the Processing of User Information carried out by us, or on our behalf, please contact:

Prime Publishing LLC
Attention: Privacy Department
3400 Dundee Road, Suite 220
Northbrook, IL 60062 USA
privacy@primecp.com

Our Data Protection Officer may be contacted at dpo@primecp.com.

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18. How this Privacy Policy May Change

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time, and all changes will be effective at the time we post them. If we believe there is a significant change to this Privacy Policy or our data collection and use practices, we will indicate on our websites that our Privacy Policy has changed prior to the change becoming effective. The then-posted version of the Privacy Policy supersedes all prior versions. Your continued access to or use of any of the Services shall be deemed your acceptance of the Privacy Policy.

We urge you to come back to this web page and review this Privacy Policy regularly so that you remain aware of the terms and conditions that apply to you.

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19. List of Prime Affiliates

Below is a representative list of some of the Prime companies that currently may have access to the Information collected from Users on our Services as set forth in this Privacy Policy. We may update this list from time-to-time, so please check back periodically to keep up-to-date.

Ampry Publishing LLC

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