Privacy Policy

This privacy policy provides you with details of how we collect and process your personal data through your use of our site at www.theliterarymaven.com.

The Literary Maven respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it through this Privacy Policy.
The Literary Maven (referred to as “we”, “us” or “our”) is the data controller and we are responsible for your personal data. We may revise and update this Privacy Policy at any time. Your continued usage of the theliterarymaven.com website (“Site”) will mean you accept those changes.

When accessing the Site, we will learn certain information about you, both automatically and through voluntary actions you may take during your visit. This policy applies to information we collect on the Site and in email, text, or other electronic messages between you and the Site.

By providing us with your data, you warrant to us that you are over 13 years of age.

Please read the Privacy Policy carefully before you start to use the Site. By using the Site or by clicking to accept or agree to the Terms of Use when this option is made available to you, you accept and agree to be bound and abide by the Privacy Policy. If you do not want to agree to the Privacy Policy, you must not access or use the Site.

What Information Do We Collect?
We collect information about you when you sign up for a newsletter, register with us for a membership or place an order for products or services. We also collect information when you voluntarily complete customer surveys, provide feedback or comments on blog posts and participate in contests.

This information includes non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request as well as personally-identifying information that is voluntarily provided by the user which are names and e-mail addresses.

In each case, The Literary Maven collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with The Literary Maven.

All monetary transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers or sites.

The Literary Maven only releases personally-identifying information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety. In any other circumstances, The Literary Maven does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.


What Do We Use Your Information For?
Our lawful grounds for using your information as described above are:

1. Our Legitimate Interests:
To personalize your experience (your information helps us to better serve you.)
Respond to your comments, inquiries and/or requests.
To improve our website (we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information, feedback, and comments we receive from you)
To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature
2. Performance of a contract between you and us and/or taking steps at your request to enter into such a contract:
To give you access to various parts of our site(s).
To provide you with a product or service for which you have paid.
3. Consent:
To send periodic emails
Note: If at any time, you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include an unsubscribe link at the bottom of each and every email.

Aggregated Statistics
The Literary Maven may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. The Literary Maven may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, The Literary Maven does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
The Literary Maven discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that

(i) need to know that information in order to process it on The Literary Maven's behalf or to provide services available at The Literary Maven's websites, and

(ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using The Literary Maven's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. The Literary Maven will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone.

Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, The Literary Maven discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when The Literary Maven believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of The Literary Maven, third parties or the public at large.

If you are a registered user of an The Literary Maven website and have supplied your email address, The Literary Maven 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 The Literary Maven and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), 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.

The Literary Maven takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies
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.

As a third party vendor, Google uses cookies to deliver its services and analyze traffic on the site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy. Your IP address and user-agent are shared with Google along with performance and security metrics to ensure quality of service, generate usage statistics, and to detect and address abuse.

The Literary Maven uses cookies to help The Literary Maven identify and track visitors, their usage of The Literary Maven website, and their website access preferences. The Literary Maven visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using The Literary Maven's websites, with the drawback that certain features of The Literary Maven's websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers
If The Literary Maven or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that The Literary Maven goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of The Literary Maven may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads
Ads appearing on any of our websites 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 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 covers the use of cookies by The Literary Maven and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Other Websites
Our website contains links to other websites. This privacy policy only applies to this website (theliterarymaven.com) so when users click through to other websites, they must inform themselves of the other privacy statements/policies from those sites.

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Compliance

We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act). We do not knowingly collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older. We recommend that anyone under 18 years of age participate and use our website, products or services only with parental permission and supervision.

We do not intend to collect any personal information from children under the age of 18. If a parent or guardian of a child who has provided us with such personal information would like the information deleted from our records, he or she should contact us at the email address listed at the bottom of this policy statement. We will then delete the child’s personal information from our files.

If we become aware that personally identifiable information regarding a child under the age of 13 has been collected at the site, we will use such information for the sole purpose of contacting a parent or guardian of the child to obtain verifiable parental consent. If we cannot obtain consent after a reasonable time, or if when contacted a parent or guardian requests that we do not use or maintain such information, we will make reasonable efforts to delete it from our records. Upon request by a parent or guardian, we will provide a description of the specific types of personal information collected from a child who is under the age of 13.
Privacy Policy Changes
Although most changes are likely to be minor, The Literary Maven may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in The Literary Maven's sole discretion. The Literary Maven encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a theliterarymaven.com account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.


How to Contact Us
Please contact us if you have any questions about our privacy policy or information we hold about you:

Email: brynnallison@theliterarymaven.com
Brynn Allison, The Literary Maven
568 Domino Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19128

Last updated: July 23, 2019