Date of most recent update: July 17, 2013

SCOPE OF POLICY

This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) describes how malindalo.com (“Site,” “I,” “we,” or “our”) collects, uses and shares personally identifiable information (“PII”) obtainedfrom individuals.  Please note that where Malinda Lo has another type of presence on a site owned and controlled by a third party, such as a page or handle on a social media site, that third party’s privacy policy and terms of use, rather than this Policy, will govern, unless specifically stated otherwise.

AGREEMENT TO POLICY

By using the Site, you consent to this Policy, including your consent to our use and disclosure of information about you in the manner described in this Policy.

COLLECTION USE AND DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION

Information that we may collect about you includes information that you input or provide, such as your name, address, and email address. We may also gather information collected through cookies or other technologies, as described further below.

About “Cookies”

This site uses browser “cookies.”  Cookies are pieces of data stored on your device.  When you return to a site you have visited before, your browser gives this data back to the server.  The site may use cookies for purposes such as maintaining and analyzing the functioning of the website, and gathering data about the use of the Site.

We also provide certain widgets or tools on the Site, such as tools that allow web surfers to easily share information on another platform, such as a social media platform. At other times, information from a third party may be embedded on our site, such as a map or information streaming from another site, including communications streaming from a third party social media platform. We may also use tools that facilitate entry into giveaways or contests.  These widgets, tools, and informational items often function through the use of third party cookies utilized by the third party site, such as the social media platform. You may wish to review information at third party sites, such as social media platforms where you have an account, to determine how these third parties treat data that they obtain through the use of cookies.

You may be able to set your browser to reject browser cookies. However, if you choose to reject cookies, you may experience difficulties with the functioning of certain sites. The latest versions of internet browsers provide cookie management tools, such as the ability to delete or reject cookies. We recommend that you refer to information supplied by browser providers for more specific information, including on how to use these tools.

Using and Disclosing Information. In addition to the uses described above, we use information for purposes allowed by law such as for communicating with you; improving the Site; in connection with promotions or contests in which you choose to participate; and tracking website usage, such as number of hits, pages visited, and the length of user sessions in order to evaluate the usefulness of the Site. We may share information with third parties for these purposes, such as in connection with delivering email subscriptions for which you may register.

LINKED WEBSITES

The Site may contain links to other Internet sites operated by other companies or individuals. This Site is not responsible for the privacy practices of websites operated by third parties that are linked to by this Site. Once you’ve left this Site via such a link, you should check the applicable privacy policy of the third party to determine how they will handle any PII they collect from you.

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

This Site is intended for individuals age 13 or older. From the Site, we do not knowingly collect personal information from individuals under the age of 13.

POLICY UPDATES AND EFFECTIVE DATE

If we make updates to this Policy, we will update the Policy with the changes and revise the “date of most recent update” posted at the top of this Policy. Any updates to the Policy become effective when we post the updates on the Site. Your use of the Site following the update to the Policy means that you accept the updated Policy.