This is my Disclaimer/Disclosure/Private Policy
This policy was last updated 5/24/2018

Your privacy is important to Portrait of Mai. The policy below outlines how your personal information is collected and how it is used when you use our website.

You agree to the terms of this policy when you use this website. This privacy policy may change from time to time. If any changes are made, then you will be notified by revising the date at the top of this policy.

About Portrait of Mai
Founded in 2010 and based in USA,
Portrait of Mai is an independently operated blog run by Mai Ly.

How Information is Collected

Here is how your information is collected on Portrait of Mai

  • if you subscribe to the newsletter
  • if you leave a comment on the blog 
  • through website cookies and log files
  • through Google Analytics

Disclosure Types In Regards to Products used in a Blog Post

I Purchased This= This means I purchased the product myself.

Gift/Prize= This means I received the product as a gift from someone I know or from a giveaway.

Press Sample= This means I received the product as a press sample, allowing me to review the product courtesy of the brand, public relations company, or from a goodie bag courtesy of a trade show.

Affiliate Links= This means the post contains affiliate links which gives me a commission based off your use of the link when you make a purchase. Feel free to use a nonaffiliate link!

Sponsored= This means I was paid for writing the content in the post, however that doesn't change my opinion or mean I'm being dishonest. It simply means I was paid for expressing my opinion or paid for hosting a giveaway.

If you decide to join the newsletter via any of the many sign up forms located throughout this website, then your first name and email address are required. We require your email address in order to send you the emails and we require your first name so that my emails to you will include a friendly personalized note.

At the bottom of every email I send, you will find a link to unsubscribe. You may unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. If you are having trouble unsubscribing or would like to be removed from the newsletter, then simply send me an email at mai@portraitofmai.com asking to be removed.

I currently use Madmimi as my email service provider (read their privacy policy here). Your data is collected and then passed to them. Tags are used within Madmimi to track your actions and page visits so that future emails can be better tailored to meet your needs.

Currently, I send approximately one to three emails per week. However, I will occasionally email you about products and other promotions that may be relevant to your interests.

Your email and name are never sold or given away to a third party.

All emails you receive are CAN-SPAM compliant. At the bottom of every email, you will find information on how to contact the sender, as well as information on how to unsubscribe.

Blog Comments

Love something you read on my blog? Then leaving a comment is a great way to do that! I personally love hearing your feedback. If you choose to leave a comment on a blog post, then please be aware that the comment is then public and visible to anyone who reads the comment section. Your email address is never shared or disclosed, but your name and comment will be visible to others.

It is highly recommended that you avoid leaving detailed personal information in your comments.

I reserve the right to remove comments deemed as inappropriate, threatening, profane, or spammy without notice.

Affiliate Programs

I also sell products via affiliate programs. Each program collects and retains their own data. I do not have access to the personal information that is collected by these affiliate programs. It is best to read their individual privacy policies for more information on how your data is collected and used.


Cookies store user-specific information into a log. I use the following cookies on Portrait of Mai

Amazon (for advertising)

Google Analytics
Portrait of Mai uses Google Analytics to track website performance and user behavior. It provides information on pageviews, referral sources, and other valuable information that helps me adapt the content I write for this website. Google Analytics does capture anonymous data about location, age, gender, and interests, but I have no way to connect that information and specifically identify you. Google Analytics may also capture your IP address as you make your way around this website. User and event data is retained for 26 months and then is automatically deleted. You can read more about that here.

Advertisements on Portrait of Mai
To support this website, third party advertisements are used. Portrait of Mai currently runs advertisements via Google Adsense. They may use cookies or web beacons when they advertise here on Portrait of Mai in order to show you tailored ads to you.

Social Media Privacy
Portrait of Mai uses various social media platforms. Portrait of Mai is not responsible for what you post on Portrait of Mai's social media channels.

Parental Consent
If you are under 16 years old, you must first have parental permission before using our website or entering personal information.

Final Notes on this Privacy Policy
You have the right to access your personal data and know how it is being processed. Hopefully, the policy above adequately explains how your data is used.

Personal information will not be transferred unless we are legally obligated to do so. If you would like your information to be removed from our systems, please contact mai@portraitofmai.com. You can request to be removed at any time.

Portrait of Mai contains links to other websites. As such, Portrait of Mai is not responsible for the privacy policies of other websites or the third party applications it uses.

If you have questions or concerns about this privacy policy, please feel free to contact us at mai@portraitofmai.com