Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY

Updated June 3, 2020

Literary Madness respects your privacy regarding any information we may collect through our website https://larissalyons.com.

This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website. We only collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact, such as by emailing, leaving comments or signing up for our newsletter. Your information will never be sold or rented.

We don’t share any personally identifying information publicly or with third-parties, except when required to by law. Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email to tell you about specials, new products, or changes to this privacy policy.

Our website links to external sites, such as various social media sites, reading sites, and book retailers, etc. We have no control over the content and practices of these sites, and cannot accept responsibility or liability for their respective privacy policies.

Your continued use of our website is regarded as acceptance of our privacy and personal-information practices.

INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE

Newsletter

If you sign up for Larissa’s newsletter, you supply identifying information, including, but not limited to, your name and email address. The information we collect is used to email you regarding Larissa’s book releases and other book-related information.

Surveys, Giveaways, & Contests

Our site, or our designated social media pages, may request information via surveys or contests. Participation is completely voluntary; you choose whether to participate and what to disclose. Information requested may include contact details (such as name and shipping address), and demographic or reading preferences (such as location and/or preferred genre or retailer). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Generic, abbreviated versions of “identifying information”, such as first name and last initial or partial email address, may be used to announce winners on the site, via our newsletter, or through various social media. Survey information will be used for purposes of improving user experience.

Contact Form

If you email via our Contact Form, the information is sent to Larissa Lyons, Mr. Lyons and/or other representatives of Literary Madness. The nature of your inquiry determines whether your email is stored for an indefinite time. Any information you share may be used to provide the requested service or information.

COOKIES

This site uses cookies to operate, to make the experience visually pleasing, and to provide social media features, etc. “Cookie” text files are automatically placed on your device by the website infrastructure. They are used to improve site performance and for remembering preferences, among others. To learn how to manage  cookies on your system, you may visit www.aboutcookies.org.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, as well as the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string, to help spam detection.

An anonymized* string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available at https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

[*Paraphrased from Wikipedia: Data anonymization is a type of information sanitization done by either encrypting or removing personally identifiable information from data sets, so that the people whom the data describe remain anonymous.]

Security

We strive to use commercially acceptable means of protecting any data you share, though no method of transmission over the internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and we cannot make any guarantees.

Your Access to and Control Over Information

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do that by contacting us via the email address provided on our website or by using the unsubscribe link found in newsletters.

Any changes to our Privacy Policy will post here. Questions? Email us.