Privacy Policy – Penlab

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy for Penlab

Penlab is an online platform where Filipino storytellers and readers can connect with each other better through our diverse library of Pinoy komiks, anytime and anywhere. Penlab is operated by Kumumedia International Pte. Ltd.

At Penlab, we are working our best to ensure that your privacy is respected and your Personal Data is protected.

Thus, we want you to take a moment and understand what data we obtain about you and our data privacy practices and policies, so you can make an informed decision and exercise meaningful control over your data.

This Privacy Policy will take effect on August 15, 2022. 


You should read our Privacy Policy in its entirety, but here are a few key points we hope you will take away:

  • Penlab is accessible to the general public from anywhere in the world. When you open our website or app to read or publish komiks, or post comments, follow a creator, or conduct activities on Penlab that are public or intended to be public in nature, individuals that use Penlab will access this information and may have the ability to acquire, use, or reveal such information to others. Furthermore, several of our Services (as defined below) are intended to offer others with information on user behavior, such as subscriptions to the creators or komiks. We advise you to keep this in mind when using Penlab.
  • We collect certain Personal Data (e.g. information regarding the device you're using, IP address, etc.) from you when you use Penlab, even if you're simply browsing contents or genres of komiks. We use this information to keep the platform safe and to offer you more relevant content, suggested users and advertisements.
  • We want to hear from you if you have any concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, how we collect or use your Personal Data, or anything else relating to our policies or practices at Penlab. You are welcome to contact us at any time using the contact details set out at the end of the Privacy Policy. 


This Privacy Policy is applicable to the collection and use of Personal Data by Penlab (“Penlab,” “we,” “us,” or “our”). It describes Penlab’s practices regarding the collection, use, disclosure, sale and other processing of Personal Data when you: 
  • use Penlab products and services (e.g. websites, applications, or services supplied, owned, or operated by Penlab) which we refer to collectively in this Privacy Policy as our "Services," or
  • otherwise communicate with us
Kumumedia International Pte., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “KIPL”or “Penlab”) acts as the “controller” of your Personal Data for the activities described in this Privacy Policy. That means Penlab is the legal entity deciding why and how your Personal Data is collected and used.


Our Services may contain links to other websites and apps that we do not operate, which may have privacy policies that differ from our own. If you click on a third party link, you may be directed to that third party's website or app landing page. We strongly advise you to review the privacy policy of every third party site and/or app that you visit. We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites, apps or services. 


For purposes of this Privacy Policy, “Personal Data” means any data that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or household. This implies that Personal Data includes information that directly identifies you, such as your name, as well as information that can reasonably be used to identify you, such as your device number in certain circumstances. Personal data does not include aggregated data (which does not identify a particular individual). 


We may collect the following categories of Personal Data from you when you download our app, visit our website, create an account, subscribe to a komiks through our Services, contact us (including via social media), participate in our surveys and events, or otherwise interact with us by using our Services.


Cookies and Web Beacons

Like any other website, Penlab uses ‘cookies’. These cookies are used to store information including visitors’ preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize the users’ experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors’ browser type and/or other information.

Advertising Partners Privacy Policies

You may consult this list to find the Privacy Policy for each of the advertising partners of Penlab.

Third-party ad servers or ad networks uses technologies like cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons that are used in their respective advertisements and links that appear on Penlab, which are sent directly to users’ browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. These technologies are used to measure the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see on websites that you visit.

Note that Penlab has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

Third Party Privacy Policies

Penlab’s Privacy Policy does not apply to other advertisers or websites. Thus, we are advising you to consult the respective Privacy Policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information. It may include their practices and instructions about how to opt-out of certain options.

You can choose to disable cookies through your individual browser options. To know more detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers, it can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.

CCPA Privacy Rights (Do Not Sell My Personal Information)

Under the CCPA, among other rights, California consumers have the right to:

Request that a business that collects a consumer’s personal data disclose the categories and specific pieces of personal data that a business has collected about consumers.

Request that a business delete any personal data about the consumer that a business has collected.

Request that a business that sells a consumer’s personal data, not sell the consumer’s personal data.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us.

GDPR Data Protection Rights

We would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

The right to access – You have the right to request copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.

The right to rectification – You have the right to request that we correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request that we complete the information you believe is incomplete.

The right to erasure – You have the right to request that we erase your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to data portability – You have the right to request that we transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us.

Children’s Information

Another part of our priority is adding protection for children while using the internet. We encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide their online activity.

Penlab does not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will do our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.