Privacy Policy. is a volunteer civic project conceived, written, designed and maintained pro bono by Karen Laukkonen and her website design company Laukkonen Design.

First launched in 2007, all time and expenses are donated.

Your privacy is very important, so these fundamental principles are followed:
  • Restore Lilac Way won’t ask you for personal information unless it is truly needed.
  • Restore Lilac Way won’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, maintain the website and online shop, or protect our rights.
  • Restore Lilac Way won’t store personal information on servers unless required for the on-going operation of
Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Restore Lilac Way collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available.

This can include browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Restore Lilac Way’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Restore Lilac Way’s visitors use the website, and how to improve the visitor’s experience on the website.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Restore Lilac Way’s website choose to interact with Restore Lilac Way in ways that require Restore Lilac Way to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Restore Lilac Way gathers depends on the nature of the interaction.

For example, we collect email addresses if visitors ask us to keep them updated. In each case, Restore Lilac Way collects such information only as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Restore Lilac Way. Restore Lilac Way does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Restore Lilac Way may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Restore Lilac Way may monitor the most popular pages on or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. Restore Lilac Way may display this information publicly or provide it to others but does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Restore Lilac Way discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Restore Lilac Way’s behalf or to provide services available at, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Restore Lilac Way will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Restore Lilac Way discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Restore Lilac Way believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Restore Lilac Way, third parties or the public at large.

If you have purchased items in the website’s WooCommerce/Printful Shop and have supplied your email address, Restore Lilac Way may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Restore Lilac Way. We primarily use the Restore Lilac Way blog to communicate this type of information, in efforts to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via email), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Restore Lilac Way takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Restore Lilac Way uses cookies to help identify and track visitors, their usage of, and their website access preferences. Restore Lilac Way visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using, with the drawback that certain features of may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Ads and websites do not accept or allow paid advertising.


Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Restore Lilac Way may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Restore Lilac Way’s sole discretion. Restore Lilac Way encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.