UPDATED: 05/03/2016

My name is Aprile and I am the hands behind The Steady Hand. Welcome to my blog!

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I am an avid crocheter, sewer and blogger. I love to eat sushi, drink coffee and read books (just not in that order).

My family and I currently reside in Murfreesboro, TN. I have 1 child, Abby (born 11/2008), – that absolutely drives me nuts but I love her for it. Our dog, Scruffy, is a Lhasa Apso/Shih Tzu mix (born 2004) and when he isn’t running around in circles chasing his tail he is sleeping on our feet. My husband is a techie and has to have all the newest stuff but he also loves good wine and good food. As a family, we love to visit the museums, try new restaurants and check out local events.

I have been blogging since January 2011. I love to support fellow crafters and handmade artisans. I work with everyone from small business owners to large companies (including everyone in-between). I can help you with your social media campaigns and offer social media consulting.

Here are some sites that I have been featured on:
Crochet jewelry: the perfect fall accessory! on the Examiner.com
Saturday Featured Blog: The Steady Hand on Simply Stacie
Blog Feature – The Steady Hand Store on The Mom Show
3D Crystal Pictures Reviewed on The Steady Hand Blog on the 3D Laser Gifts Blog

Thanks for stopping by!
Aprile Mazey

This Disclosure Policy is valid from March 29, 2011.
The Steady Hand Blog is owned, operated, written and edited by Aprile Mazey.
For questions about The Steady Hand, please contact aprile@thesteadyhandblog.com.
The FTC requires bloggers to disclose any type of advertising revenue received from my blog. As such, please note I make money from the banner ads on my sidebar, posts and footer.
The Steady Hand accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog. All advertising is in the form of advertisements generated by a third-party ad network. Those advertisements will be identified as paid advertisements.
The Steady Hand is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though I receive compensation for my posts or advertisements, I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.
The Steady Hand does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

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This Privacy Policy is valid from March 29, 2011.
This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which The Steady Hand collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a “User”) of the www.thesteadyhandblog.com website (“Site”). This privacy policy applies to the Site and all products and services offered by The Steady Hand.

Personal identification information
We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, register on the site, subscribe to the newsletter, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.

Non-personal identification information
We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

Web browser cookies
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How we use collected information
The Steady Hand may collect and use Users personal information for the following purposes:
– To improve customer service: Information you provide helps us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.
– To send periodic emails: We may use the email address to respond to their inquiries, questions, and/or other requests. If User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.

Sharing your personal information
We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.

Third party websites
Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.

Ads appearing on our site may be delivered to Users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile non personal identification information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This privacy policy does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Google Adsense
Some of the ads may be served by Google. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to Users based on their visit to our Site and other sites on the Internet. DART uses “non personally identifiable information” and does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, etc. You may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html

Changes to this privacy policy
The Steady Hand has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms
By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Contacting us
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at: aprile@thesteadyhandblog.com

Aprile Mazey/The Steady Hand participates in Affiliate marketing programs for IZEA, Smile Brilliant, Krochet Kids, Leisure Arts, USA Dawgs, Inc., Crescent Health Center/Ageless Derma, Purely Alpaca, White Plum, Nectar Clothing, Creativebug, Magic Murals, Business2Blogger, Luna Bazaar, Glik’s, Craftsy, Imagine Toys, eShakti, Sun Diego Boardshops, Surf Fanatics and Shareasale. Any links to those sites may earn advertising fees.

Aprile Mazey 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 Amazon.com.