Although parts of our website do not require you to be a subscriber and you can use them without submitting any personally identifiable information, some areas do require you to register and provide information that enables us to identify who you are. Literary Mama generally collects personally identifying information with your specific knowledge and consent. For instance, when you submit work to be considered for publication, enter a contest, complete a survey, donate, subscribe to our newsletter, or register for any portion of our services, you are asked to provide information such as your e-mail address, name, or phone number. Optional information such as your age may also be requested.
Literary Mama uses this information to provide you with the service you have requested. If you subscribe to our newsletter, we will use your e-mail address to send you a confirmation notice and your e-mail address to send you the newsletter. Similarly, if you enter an online contest, we will use this information to notify you if you are a winner. We may also use the information to communicate with you about new features, products, or services, or to improve the services that we offer by tailoring them to your needs.
Literary Mama does not sell our users’ e-mail addresses. However, unless otherwise specified, we may share e-mail addresses and share all other information with our affiliates and with carefully selected organizations or companies who we think can offer you services and products of interest to you. If you do not wish to have your information shared, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also allow access to our database by third parties that provide us with services, such as technical maintenance or forums software, but only for the purpose of and to the extent necessary to provide those services. And if you make a donation, we may forward your information to third parties for services such as credit card processing and order fulfillment.
Literary Mama does not bear any responsibility for any actions or policies of third parties. There may also be occasion when we are legally required to provide access to our database in order to cooperate with police investigations or other legal proceedings. In those instances, the information is provided only for that purpose.
While your individual information is protected as outlined above, we reserve the right to use aggregated, anonymous data about our users as a group for any business purpose, such as analyzing usage trends and seeking compatible advertisers and partners.
Your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address is usually associated with the place from which you enter the Internet, like your Internet Service Provider, your company, or your university. We may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, gather broad demographic information, and administer our website.
Literary Mama is not directed toward children (individuals under thirteen years of age). We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children. In particular, if you are under 13 years of age, you should not provide any personally identifiable information to any site on the Internet without the knowledge and permission of your parent or guardian. Minors between the ages of 13 and 17 must get the permission of their parent(s) or legal guardian(s) before making donations, or subscribing to this website.
If you have concerns or questions about any aspect of this Policy, e-mail us at lminfo (at) literarymama (dot) com. We welcome your feedback.