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#GOTG: Antarctica


September 10, 2018

This isn’t your typical #GetOutThere guide.  But there’s a not a place on Earth that MI OLA ambassador Ellen (@artemis_eleven) would travel to without a MI OLA swimsuit.  Earlier this year, MI OLA muse, scientist Ellen had the once in a lifetime chance to travel to Antarctica.  Pretty amazing, right? 

We caught up with her to find out all the details of her epic trip to Antartica -- check it out below!

 

 #GetOutThereGuide: Antartica

In February this year I set sail as part of the largest group of women to ever visit Antarctica. We spent 3 weeks sailing around the Antarctic peninsula – from the South Shetland Islands in the north to Marguerite Bay in the south – and during that time visited many incredible places and saw many beautiful animals.

 

Why I went to Antarctica: The purpose of my visit wasn’t tourism, nor was it to work at one of the research stations (although we did visit several on our journey). I was one of 80 female scientists from all over the world that had come together to participate in the Homeward Bound program, to develop our leadership, strategy & science communication skills in an intensive three week workshop. Our aim was to go back to our home countries, our workplaces, our governments, and use what we had learnt to influence change around environmental policy, and equity & inclusion.

On the voyage I learned so much, not only about penguins, seals, glaciers and climate change, but also about female leadership and the great ideas that emerge in safe, collaborative spaces.There are many parallels between the women on my voyage and the women of the MI OLA family. Just like I am part of the 20% of science professors that are women, Helena (MI OLA CEO) is part of the 17% of start-up founders who are female.
 

It requires strength of character and perseverance to work in male dominated industries: there is a discouraging amount of research that demonstrates that women’s accomplishments are valued less than those of men, and that women miss out on much of the informal mentorship & connection building that goes on between senior & junior men in these industries.  Women with children have their dedication to their work doubted far more than men with children, and for women of colour, the effect of all of these inequalities is even further compounded.

Factors like these contribute to the fact that despite making up 17% of start-up founders, female founders only got 2% of the venture capital invested in start-ups in 2017. It is statistics like these that initiatives like Homeward Bound are working hard to improve.

 

Perhaps one of the most important lessons I learned on my voyage to Antarctica was the value of becoming part of a global network of like-minded women. This has already been so important for my scientific work – to have more senior women to ask for advice, and to be able to add new dimensions to my research from the new connections I have.

But I am fortunate that I am a member of another global network of like-minded women – the MI OLA family of active water women. I often think how inspired I am by all of you: Helena in New York, who took the plunge and started a business because she saw a market that wasn’t being catered for (us!); Kristen in Costa Rica who ditched her corporate job and followed her heart to start a photography business; and all the other MI OLA women that #GetOutThere, whether it’s yoga, paddle-boarding, or spending time outdoors with their children. So let’s make the most of this global network we are part of – through the power of social media (@miolasurf on Twitter & Instagram, and MI OLA on Facebook) we can connect with each other and share our stories, and who knows where those connections might lead in future?

 

What to do:
For those joining a scientific research station, you’re there to work. While you will get some time off each week when you can go out and explore the surroundings (within limits!), it’s no holiday – the hours are long and there is little entertainment outside of movies & station social events.

For the cruise ship passengers, it is important to think about what you want out of your time in Antarctica and choose a ship accordingly. Some ships offer ‘viewing only’ i.e. no landings. Other ships offer daily landings, with some even offering kayaking adventures and glacier hikes. Here’s where the size of the ship matters. So as to preserve the unique Antarctic wildlife and landscapes, tourists are restricted to specific areas. Most ships will visit two sites per day. There are also limits on the number of people that can be on land at one time for a given site. If you’re on a ship that has 500 passengers, and only 100 people can be on the landing site at once, well, you can do the math as to how long you might get there.

 

Once on land, the wildlife and scenery will not disappoint! Penguins are a feature of most landings, from the inquisitive Gentoo penguins, who’ll walk right up to you and peck at your boots, to the petite, shy Adelie penguins who prefer to keep their distance. You’ll see plenty of Antarctic fur seals on land too, but for those who prefer the safety & comfort of their cruise ship, you’ll still see plenty of wildlife – whales feeding on krill, crab-eater seals lounging on icebergs and my favourite, porpoising penguins!

You may also be surprised to learn that Antarctica is not short of gift shops. Make sure you bring your credit card to stock up on unique mementos from Port Lockroy in particular.

 

One thing that unites tourists and research station staff alike is the tradition of the polar plunge. This involves immersing yourself in polar water, usually only for a few seconds because it is so cold that that’s all the time your body will tolerate. I was determined to do one (in the end I did two) – after all, I hadn’t taken two MI OLA suits all the way to Antarctica for nothing! You can watch my polar plunge here.

 

 

Where to stay:
Unless you are there to conduct science or on a pre-sanctioned expedition, you won’t be staying on land – your ship will be your home.
A cool $7,500 will get you a week in Antarctica, staying in a fairly basic berth. At the other end of the spectrum, $50,000 will get you 3 weeks in a luxury cabin.

 

Where to eat:
Unsurprisingly, food choices are limited. While the food at the research stations is impressive given the limited opportunities to deliver supplies, and the challenges keeping food fresh, it won’t be winning any Michelin stars. On the cruise ships you get what you pay for
the smaller, less fancy ships offer three hearty meals per day but with no choice. The larger ships have a choice of restaurants and room service to boot.

 

What to wear:
Many people are surprised to hear that in the austral summer (November to March, when the majority of tourists & scientists travel to the white continent) the temperature on the Antarctic peninsula stays around 0°C (32°F) – much warmer than winter in a lot of the US & Canada! So while you need warm clothing (thermals, ski pants, a warm jacket) for landings, it’s not the kind of extreme gear that people imagine. Of course if you are one of the research station staff that ‘over-winters’ (i.e. stays there as part of the skeleton crew over the dark winter months) it’s another story. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Antarctica is −89.2 °C (−128.6 °F), and this was recorded at Vostok Station, a Russian research station in the Antarctic interior.

 

How to get there:
I visited Antarctica as part of the Homeward Bound initiative – a leadership program for female scientists. Until recently, science was your only ticket to Antarctica. From only a handful of scientific stations in the 1940s, there are now 70 research stations, operated by 29 countries. 4,000 scientists, engineers, field guides, operations managers and administrators call the white continent home each summer, with the number dropping to 1,000 each winter. These days, however, the only way most people can visit Antarctica is on one of the fleet of cruise ships based out of southern South America. Antarctic tourism is a growing industry, with more than 50,000 visitors each year arriving on the fleet of cruise ships based out of southern Chile and southern Argentina. It takes two days of sailing to cross the Drake Passage, one of the most notorious pieces of water on Earth. Swells of 10m are not uncommon, so pack those seasickness pills!

 

Interested in joining the MI OLA Ambassador Program?
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Put on any Mi Ola swimsuit and you immediately notice the difference. Each style features slight modifications from a traditional bikini, which result in an impeccable fit that grips your curves and keeps you looking smokin’ hot. Every component has been engineered to enhance, last, and keep you covered:

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Cup

Our tops don’t have padding, because padding acts like a sail when you’re in the water – it moves with the water instead of with your body. Instead, we line our tops with the same high quality lycra that’s used on the outside, making them more substantial and less flimsy than other brands.

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Every suit is fully lined to ensure that where you’re covered, you’re really covered. With Mi Ola, you don’t just look great in your bikini – you feel secure, too.

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We’ve designed each suit to hug your curves and give you the freedom you need to move, run, swim, surf, dive, sail...whatever your heart desires. To find your best fitting suit ever, follow these sizing tips:

Tops
Bust Size Mi Ola Size
AA XS
A S
B M
C / D L

Bottoms
Size           Mi Ola Size
0 / 2 XS
2 / 4 S
6 / 8 M
10 / 12 L
Notes
  • As surfers, we often size down for suits that we’ll be surfing in for the most secure fit
  • Many of our tops have adjustable straps, while all bottoms have adjustable drawstrings, or a grippy elastic in the waistband to keep you secure
  • Check the Fit Notes for each product for specific style guidelines

Tops for a Fuller Bust

Our Selva and BB Pin-Up Tops are designed specifically with D, DD/E, and F cups in mind, featuring more support and coverage for larger busts. Here’s what we recommend:

Bust Size Mi Ola Size
32D / 34C / 36B XS
32E / 32DD / 34D / 36C S
32F / 34DDD / 34E / 36D / 38C M
32G / 34F / 32E / 32DD L
32H / 34G / 32F XL

*The Selva has adjustable straps to fit many rib cage diameters.
*The BB Pin-Up top has a tighter band and larger cups to support larger busts.



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Take care of your swimsuit ... so it’s ready for adventure whenever you are

Life’s tough for a swimsuit — sunscreen, salt, oils, chlorine, and heat can all eat away at even the highest quality fabrics. But your Mi Ola bikini was made to keep up with you and designed for long-lasting mermaid perfection. With a little love, it can look smokin’ for years to come. Here's what to do:

Hand-wash after wear

Always wash your suit in cold water after you wear it, even if you didn’t swim. If you’ve got better things to do at the moment than laundry (who doesn’t?), be sure to at least rinse your bikini to get out any body oils, lotion, sunscreen, or other substances that might damage the fabric.

Use gentle detergent made for delicates

Baby shampoo will work, too.

Never machine wash or dry

The agitation and heat can stretch fabric and wear out fibers, changing the fit of your suit.

Lay flat to dry

Don’t wring out your swimsuit and don’t hang it by the straps or ties – this can cause stretching.

Keep it out of the sun when you're not wearing it

UV rays can cause fading.

Put on your sunscreen first

Keep sunscreen, oils, self tanner, and lotions as "away" from the suit as you can. That means putting on your sunscreen and letting it dry before putting on your suit. Re-apply with care!

Put something between your suit and rough surfaces

Cement and stone can snag your suit, pulling threads and wearing fabric. Use a towel or sarong as a layer of protection.

Give your swimsuit time to rest

Mi Ola swimsuits are 17% Spandex, a memory fabric that can snap back given time to dry and recover. If you’re wearing your swimsuit regularly, alternate between suits to give each one a break and avoid stretching them out.

Be wary of hot tubs

Hot tubs have both high chlorine levels and high temps, a lethal combo for swimsuits. It’s best to reserve hot tubs for suits you don’t mind fading or wearing down.

We want you to have your Mi Ola suit until you’re tired of it. The best way for that to happen is to take good care of it before and after you #getoutthere. Happy adventuring!



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We’ve worked really hard to make sure you love your Mi Ola suits. If something is wrong with your order, please contact us to make it right.

If you’re dissatisfied for any reason, you can return your unworn, unwashed suit to us within 90 days for a full refund. For fastest processing, please include a copy of the packing list with the shipment.

Please Note
  • Merchandise must be returned within 90 days of receipt
  • Merchandise must not be worn, altered, or washed
  • Merchandise must have all tags and hygiene sticker attached
  • Final Sale items may not be returned

Merchandise that has been washed, soiled or worn, or which is returned without the tag and hygiene sticker will not be accepted. (Please don't send us something you wouldn't want to open!)

If You're in the U.S.

Return shipping is FREE for U.S. customers. To return, please email us at support@mi-ola.com and we’ll send you a prepaid FEDEX label for you to use.

If You're International

Unfortunately, we can’t offer free return shipping for our international customers just yet, but we’re working on it. To return, please send your merchandise, with the packing list, to:

MI OLA
Returns Department
807 Airport Access Road, Unit D
Traverse City, MI 49686

Shipping and handling charges are not refundable. Packages that arrive COD may be denied, or the COD amount may be deducted from your return.



The Mi Ola Difference

Swimwear for Adventure

Fit Guide | Garment Care | Shipping | Return Policy

Put on any Mi Ola swimsuit and you immediately notice the difference. Each style features slight modifications from a traditional bikini, which result in an impeccable fit that grips your curves and keeps you looking smokin’ hot. Every component has been engineered to enhance, last, and keep you covered:

Fabric

All colors and patterns are fade-resistant and UPF 50+ to protect you from the sun. And this fabric won’t stretch out after hard use, so you don’t have to worry about your swimsuit being unable to keep up with you.

Seams

When we design a suit, we put it through rigorous testing on a variety of people to ensure it’s comfortable and stays on. Every seam has been constructed to withstand wear and to prevent chafing or discomfort.

Cup

Our tops don’t have padding, because padding acts like a sail when you’re in the water – it moves with the water instead of with your body. Instead, we line our tops with the same high quality lycra that’s used on the outside, making them more substantial and less flimsy than other brands.

Labels

We hate labels… and we don’t just mean that in an alternative, anti-establishment way. We know that labels can irritate sensitive skin, so we’ve made it easy for you to remove ours without damaging your suit. Really!

Embellishments

We only use hardware and embellishment in ways that won’t get in your way. If a bottom style has rings, we place them on the side so you won’t bruise your hip bones while surfing. Our metal rings are made out of brass (with no coating or paint that might chip off after you’ve worn it a few times) and are molded to fit your curves for a look and comfort you can’t find anywhere else.

Lining

Every suit is fully lined to ensure that where you’re covered, you’re really covered. With Mi Ola, you don’t just look great in your bikini – you feel secure, too.

Our goal is to make swimwear that fits your life and body so perfectly you’ll never want to go anywhere else. Have feedback? Let us know!



Fit Guide

We’ve designed each suit to hug your curves and give you the freedom you need to move, run, swim, surf, dive, sail...whatever your heart desires. To find your best fitting suit ever, follow these sizing tips:

Tops
Bust Size Mi Ola Size
AA XS
A S
B M
C / D L

Bottoms
Size           Mi Ola Size
0 / 2 XS
2 / 4 S
6 / 8 M
10 / 12 L
Notes
  • As surfers, we often size down for suits that we’ll be surfing in for the most secure fit
  • Many of our tops have adjustable straps, while all bottoms have adjustable drawstrings, or a grippy elastic in the waistband to keep you secure
  • Check the Fit Notes for each product for specific style guidelines

Tops for a Fuller Bust

Our Selva and BB Pin-Up Tops are designed specifically with D, DD/E, and F cups in mind, featuring more support and coverage for larger busts. Here’s what we recommend:

Bust Size Mi Ola Size
32D / 34C / 36B XS
32E / 32DD / 34D / 36C S
32F / 34DDD / 34E / 36D / 38C M
32G / 34F / 32E / 32DD L
32H / 34G / 32F XL

*The Selva has adjustable straps to fit many rib cage diameters.
*The BB Pin-Up top has a tighter band and larger cups to support larger busts.



Garment Care

Take care of your swimsuit ... so it’s ready for adventure whenever you are

Life’s tough for a swimsuit — sunscreen, salt, oils, chlorine, and heat can all eat away at even the highest quality fabrics. But your Mi Ola bikini was made to keep up with you and designed for long-lasting mermaid perfection. With a little love, it can look smokin’ for years to come. Here's what to do:

Hand-wash after wear

Always wash your suit in cold water after you wear it, even if you didn’t swim. If you’ve got better things to do at the moment than laundry (who doesn’t?), be sure to at least rinse your bikini to get out any body oils, lotion, sunscreen, or other substances that might damage the fabric.

Use gentle detergent made for delicates

Baby shampoo will work, too.

Never machine wash or dry

The agitation and heat can stretch fabric and wear out fibers, changing the fit of your suit.

Lay flat to dry

Don’t wring out your swimsuit and don’t hang it by the straps or ties – this can cause stretching.

Keep it out of the sun when you're not wearing it

UV rays can cause fading.

Put on your sunscreen first

Keep sunscreen, oils, self tanner, and lotions as "away" from the suit as you can. That means putting on your sunscreen and letting it dry before putting on your suit. Re-apply with care!

Put something between your suit and rough surfaces

Cement and stone can snag your suit, pulling threads and wearing fabric. Use a towel or sarong as a layer of protection.

Give your swimsuit time to rest

Mi Ola swimsuits are 17% Spandex, a memory fabric that can snap back given time to dry and recover. If you’re wearing your swimsuit regularly, alternate between suits to give each one a break and avoid stretching them out.

Be wary of hot tubs

Hot tubs have both high chlorine levels and high temps, a lethal combo for swimsuits. It’s best to reserve hot tubs for suits you don’t mind fading or wearing down.

We want you to have your Mi Ola suit until you’re tired of it. The best way for that to happen is to take good care of it before and after you #getoutthere. Happy adventuring!



Shipping

We make shipping easy – our basic shipping is FREE for all customers whether you’re in the U.S. or international. U.S. shipping takes 3-5 days, while international shipping requires 6-10 business days. Expedited shipping is also available at checkout.

We ship Monday - Friday until 1PM EST. If your order is placed after 1PM, it will ship the next business day.



Return Policy

We’ve worked really hard to make sure you love your Mi Ola suits. If something is wrong with your order, please contact us to make it right.

If you’re dissatisfied for any reason, you can return your unworn, unwashed suit to us within 90 days for a full refund. For fastest processing, please include a copy of the packing list with the shipment.

Please Note
  • Merchandise must be returned within 90 days of receipt
  • Merchandise must not be worn, altered, or washed
  • Merchandise must have all tags and hygiene sticker attached
  • Final Sale items may not be returned

Merchandise that has been washed, soiled or worn, or which is returned without the tag and hygiene sticker will not be accepted. (Please don't send us something you wouldn't want to open!)

If You're in the U.S.

Return shipping is FREE for U.S. customers. To return, please email us at support@mi-ola.com and we’ll send you a prepaid FEDEX label for you to use.

If You're International

Unfortunately, we can’t offer free return shipping for our international customers just yet, but we’re working on it. To return, please send your merchandise, with the packing list, to:

MI OLA
Returns Department
807 Airport Access Road, Unit D
Traverse City, MI 49686

Shipping and handling charges are not refundable. Packages that arrive COD may be denied, or the COD amount may be deducted from your return.



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If you do post content or submit material, and unless we indicate otherwise, you grant Mi Ola a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content throughout the world in any media. You grant Mi Ola and its sublicensees the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such content, if they choose. You represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content that you post; that the content is accurate; that use of the content you supply does not violate this policy and will not cause injury to any person or entity; and that you will indemnify Mi Ola for all claims resulting from content you supply. Mi Ola has the right but not the obligation to monitor and edit or remove any activity or content. Mi Ola takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any content posted by you or any third party.

Copyright Complaints

Mi Ola respects the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please contact us at support@mi-ola.com

Risk of Loss

All items purchased from Mi Ola are made pursuant to a shipment contract. This means that the risk of loss and title for such items pass to you upon our delivery to the carrier.

Product Descriptions

Mi Ola attempts to describe our products as accurately as possible. However, Mi Ola does not warrant that product descriptions or other content of this site are accurate, complete, reliable, current, or error-free. If a product offered by Mi Ola itself is not as described, your sole remedy is to return it in unused condition.

Pricing

With respect to the merchandise sold by Mi Ola, we cannot confirm the price of an item until you order; however, we do NOT charge your credit card until after your order has entered the shipping process. Despite our best efforts, a small number of the items in our catalog may be mispriced. If an item’s correct price is higher than our stated price, we will, at our discretion, either contact you for instructions before shipping or cancel your order and notify you of such cancellation.

OTHER BUSINESSES

We may provide links to the sites of affiliated companies and certain other businesses. We are not responsible for examining or evaluating, and we do not warrant the offerings of, any of these businesses or individuals or the content of their Web sites. Mi Ola does not assume any responsibility or liability for the actions, product, and content of all these and any other third parties. You should carefully review their privacy statements and other conditions of use.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

THIS SITE AND ALL INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS (INCLUDING SOFTWARE) AND SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED BY MI OLA ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN WRITING. MI OLA MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THIS SITE OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS (INCLUDING SOFTWARE) OR SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THIS SITE, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN WRITING. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.

TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, MI OLA DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. MI OLA DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THIS SITE; INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS (INCLUDING SOFTWARE) OR SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THIS SITE; THEIR SERVERS; OR E-MAIL SENT FROM MI OLA ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. MI OLA WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE OR FROM ANY INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS (INCLUDING SOFTWARE) OR SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THIS SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN WRITING.

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Applicable Law

By visiting MI OLA, you agree that the Federal Arbitration Act, applicable federal law, and the laws of the state of New York, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these Conditions of Use and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and MI OLA.

Site Policies, Modification, and Severability

Please review our other policies, such as our privacy policy, posted on this site. These policies also govern your visit to Mi Ola. We reserve the right to make changes to our site, policies, and these Conditions of Use at any time. If any of these conditions shall be deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that condition shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining condition.

Our Address:

Mi Ola
21 Atlantic Walk
Breezy Point, NY 11697
http://mi-ola.com/current

Privacy Policy
We collect personal and activity data, which may be linked

We use technologies like cookies (small files stored on your browser), web beacons, or unique device identifiers to identify your computer or device so we can deliver a better experience. Our systems also log information like your browser, operating system and IP address.

We also may collect personally identifiable information that you provide to us, such as your name, address, phone number or email address. With your permission, we may also access other personal information on your device, such as your phone book, calendar or messages, in order to provide services to you. If authorized by you, we may also access profile and other information from services like Facebook.

Our systems may associate this personal information with your activities in the course of providing service to you (such as pages you view or things you click on or search for).

We do not knowingly contact or collect personal information from children under 13. If you believe we have inadvertently collected such information, please contact us so we can promptly obtain parental consent or remove the information.

We collect or share your location only with permission

In serving you, we may use or store your precise geographic location, if you give us permission to do so. We do not use or share this data for any other purpose. Many devices will indicate through an icon when location services are operating. We only share this location information with others as approved by you.

You can request to see your personal data

You can sign into your account to see any personally identifiable information we have stored, such as your name, email, address or phone number. You can also contact us by email to request to see this information.

We keep personal data until you delete it

We remove personally identifiable information (such as your name, address, email or phone number) and other preferences associated with your account promptly after you delete your account. We may retain other data indefinitely.

We don’t share your personal data with other companies

We generally do not share personally identifiable information (such as name, address, email or phone) with other companies.

No ad companies collect data through our service

We do not allow advertising companies to collect data through our service for ad targeting.

You can ask privacy questions or opt-out of marketing

If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy policies, please contact us.

If you have given us contact information but do not want us to contact you with promotional or marketing information, you can opt-out here.

Please allow sufficient time for us to process your request.

Service providers access data on our behalf

In order to serve you, we may share your personal and anonymous information with other companies, including vendors and contractors. Their use of information is limited to these purposes, and subject to agreements that require them to keep the information confidential. Our vendors provide assurance that they take reasonable steps to safeguard the data they hold on our behalf, although data security cannot be guaranteed.

Analytics companies may access anonymous data (such as your IP address or device ID) to help us understand how our services are used. They use this data solely on our behalf. They do not share it except in aggregate form; no data is shared as to any individual user. Click to see company privacy policies that govern their use of data.

We take steps to protect personal information

We take reasonable steps to secure your personally identifiable information against unauthorized access or disclosure. We encrypt transmission of data on pages where you provide payment information. However, no security or encryption method can be guaranteed to protect information from hackers or human error.

Information we collect may be stored or processed on computers located in any country where we do business.

Special situations may require disclosure of your data

To operate the service, we also may make identifiable and anonymous information available to third parties in these limited circumstances: (1) with your express consent, (2) when we have a good faith belief it is required by law, (3) when we have a good faith belief it is necessary to protect our rights or property, or (4) to any successor or purchaser in a merger, acquisition, liquidation, dissolution or sale of assets. Your consent will not be required for disclosure in these cases, but we will attempt to notify you, to the extent permitted by law to do so.

This privacy policy was last updated on May 22 2013. Our privacy policy may change from time to time. If we make any material changes to our policies, we will place a prominent notice on our website or application. If the change materially affects registered users, we will send a notice to you by email, push notification or text.

The Mi Ola Difference

Swimwear for Adventure

Fit Guide | Garment Care | Shipping | Return Policy

Put on any Mi Ola swimsuit and you immediately notice the difference. Each style features slight modifications from a traditional bikini, which result in an impeccable fit that grips your curves and keeps you looking smokin’ hot. Every component has been engineered to enhance, last, and keep you covered:

Fabric

All colors and patterns are fade-resistant and UPF 50+ to protect you from the sun. And this fabric won’t stretch out after hard use, so you don’t have to worry about your swimsuit being unable to keep up with you.

Seams

When we design a suit, we put it through rigorous testing on a variety of people to ensure it’s comfortable and stays on. Every seam has been constructed to withstand wear and to prevent chafing or discomfort.

Cup

Our tops don’t have padding, because padding acts like a sail when you’re in the water – it moves with the water instead of with your body. Instead, we line our tops with the same high quality lycra that’s used on the outside, making them more substantial and less flimsy than other brands.

Labels

We hate labels… and we don’t just mean that in an alternative, anti-establishment way. We know that labels can irritate sensitive skin, so we’ve made it easy for you to remove ours without damaging your suit. Really!

Embellishments

We only use hardware and embellishment in ways that won’t get in your way. If a bottom style has rings, we place them on the side so you won’t bruise your hip bones while surfing. Our metal rings are made out of brass (with no coating or paint that might chip off after you’ve worn it a few times) and are molded to fit your curves for a look and comfort you can’t find anywhere else.

Lining

Every suit is fully lined to ensure that where you’re covered, you’re really covered. With Mi Ola, you don’t just look great in your bikini – you feel secure, too.

Our goal is to make swimwear that fits your life and body so perfectly you’ll never want to go anywhere else. Have feedback? Let us know!



Fit Guide

We’ve designed each suit to hug your curves and give you the freedom you need to move, run, swim, surf, dive, sail...whatever your heart desires. To find your best fitting suit ever, follow these sizing tips:

Tops
Bust Size Mi Ola Size
AA XS
A S
B M
C / D L

Bottoms
Size           Mi Ola Size
0 / 2 XS
2 / 4 S
6 / 8 M
10 / 12 L
Notes
  • As surfers, we often size down for suits that we’ll be surfing in for the most secure fit
  • Many of our tops have adjustable straps, while all bottoms have adjustable drawstrings, or a grippy elastic in the waistband to keep you secure
  • Check the Fit Notes for each product for specific style guidelines

Tops for a Fuller Bust

Our Selva and BB Pin-Up Tops are designed specifically with D, DD/E, and F cups in mind, featuring more support and coverage for larger busts. Here’s what we recommend:

Bust Size Mi Ola Size
32D / 34C / 36B XS
32E / 32DD / 34D / 36C S
32F / 34DDD / 34E / 36D / 38C M
32G / 34F / 32E / 32DD L
32H / 34G / 32F XL

*The Selva has adjustable straps to fit many rib cage diameters.
*The BB Pin-Up top has a tighter band and larger cups to support larger busts.



Garment Care

Take care of your swimsuit ... so it’s ready for adventure whenever you are

Life’s tough for a swimsuit — sunscreen, salt, oils, chlorine, and heat can all eat away at even the highest quality fabrics. But your Mi Ola bikini was made to keep up with you and designed for long-lasting mermaid perfection. With a little love, it can look smokin’ for years to come. Here's what to do:

Hand-wash after wear

Always wash your suit in cold water after you wear it, even if you didn’t swim. If you’ve got better things to do at the moment than laundry (who doesn’t?), be sure to at least rinse your bikini to get out any body oils, lotion, sunscreen, or other substances that might damage the fabric.

Use gentle detergent made for delicates

Baby shampoo will work, too.

Never machine wash or dry

The agitation and heat can stretch fabric and wear out fibers, changing the fit of your suit.

Lay flat to dry

Don’t wring out your swimsuit and don’t hang it by the straps or ties – this can cause stretching.

Keep it out of the sun when you're not wearing it

UV rays can cause fading.

Put on your sunscreen first

Keep sunscreen, oils, self tanner, and lotions as "away" from the suit as you can. That means putting on your sunscreen and letting it dry before putting on your suit. Re-apply with care!

Put something between your suit and rough surfaces

Cement and stone can snag your suit, pulling threads and wearing fabric. Use a towel or sarong as a layer of protection.

Give your swimsuit time to rest

Mi Ola swimsuits are 17% Spandex, a memory fabric that can snap back given time to dry and recover. If you’re wearing your swimsuit regularly, alternate between suits to give each one a break and avoid stretching them out.

Be wary of hot tubs

Hot tubs have both high chlorine levels and high temps, a lethal combo for swimsuits. It’s best to reserve hot tubs for suits you don’t mind fading or wearing down.

We want you to have your Mi Ola suit until you’re tired of it. The best way for that to happen is to take good care of it before and after you #getoutthere. Happy adventuring!



Shipping

We make shipping easy – our basic shipping is FREE for all customers whether you’re in the U.S. or international. U.S. shipping takes 3-5 days, while international shipping requires 6-10 business days. Expedited shipping is also available at checkout.

We ship Monday - Friday until 1PM EST. If your order is placed after 1PM, it will ship the next business day.



Return Policy

We’ve worked really hard to make sure you love your Mi Ola suits. If something is wrong with your order, please contact us to make it right.

If you’re dissatisfied for any reason, you can return your unworn, unwashed suit to us within 90 days for a full refund. For fastest processing, please include a copy of the packing list with the shipment.

Please Note
  • Merchandise must be returned within 90 days of receipt
  • Merchandise must not be worn, altered, or washed
  • Merchandise must have all tags and hygiene sticker attached
  • Final Sale items may not be returned

Merchandise that has been washed, soiled or worn, or which is returned without the tag and hygiene sticker will not be accepted. (Please don't send us something you wouldn't want to open!)

If You're in the U.S.

Return shipping is FREE for U.S. customers. To return, please email us at support@mi-ola.com and we’ll send you a prepaid FEDEX label for you to use.

If You're International

Unfortunately, we can’t offer free return shipping for our international customers just yet, but we’re working on it. To return, please send your merchandise, with the packing list, to:

MI OLA
Returns Department
807 Airport Access Road, Unit D
Traverse City, MI 49686

Shipping and handling charges are not refundable. Packages that arrive COD may be denied, or the COD amount may be deducted from your return.



The Mi Ola Difference

Swimwear for Adventure

Fit Guide | Garment Care | Shipping | Return Policy

Put on any Mi Ola swimsuit and you immediately notice the difference. Each style features slight modifications from a traditional bikini, which result in an impeccable fit that grips your curves and keeps you looking smokin’ hot. Every component has been engineered to enhance, last, and keep you covered:

Fabric

All colors and patterns are fade-resistant and UPF 50+ to protect you from the sun. And this fabric won’t stretch out after hard use, so you don’t have to worry about your swimsuit being unable to keep up with you.

Seams

When we design a suit, we put it through rigorous testing on a variety of people to ensure it’s comfortable and stays on. Every seam has been constructed to withstand wear and to prevent chafing or discomfort.

Cup

Our tops don’t have padding, because padding acts like a sail when you’re in the water – it moves with the water instead of with your body. Instead, we line our tops with the same high quality lycra that’s used on the outside, making them more substantial and less flimsy than other brands.

Labels

We hate labels… and we don’t just mean that in an alternative, anti-establishment way. We know that labels can irritate sensitive skin, so we’ve made it easy for you to remove ours without damaging your suit. Really!

Embellishments

We only use hardware and embellishment in ways that won’t get in your way. If a bottom style has rings, we place them on the side so you won’t bruise your hip bones while surfing. Our metal rings are made out of brass (with no coating or paint that might chip off after you’ve worn it a few times) and are molded to fit your curves for a look and comfort you can’t find anywhere else.

Lining

Every suit is fully lined to ensure that where you’re covered, you’re really covered. With Mi Ola, you don’t just look great in your bikini – you feel secure, too.

Our goal is to make swimwear that fits your life and body so perfectly you’ll never want to go anywhere else. Have feedback? Let us know!



Fit Guide

We’ve designed each suit to hug your curves and give you the freedom you need to move, run, swim, surf, dive, sail...whatever your heart desires. To find your best fitting suit ever, follow these sizing tips:

Tops
Bust Size Mi Ola Size
AA XS
A S
B M
C / D L

Bottoms
Size           Mi Ola Size
0 / 2 XS
2 / 4 S
6 / 8 M
10 / 12 L
Notes
  • As surfers, we often size down for suits that we’ll be surfing in for the most secure fit
  • Many of our tops have adjustable straps, while all bottoms have adjustable drawstrings, or a grippy elastic in the waistband to keep you secure
  • Check the Fit Notes for each product for specific style guidelines

Tops for a Fuller Bust

Our Selva and BB Pin-Up Tops are designed specifically with D, DD/E, and F cups in mind, featuring more support and coverage for larger busts. Here’s what we recommend:

Bust Size Mi Ola Size
32D / 34C / 36B XS
32E / 32DD / 34D / 36C S
32F / 34DDD / 34E / 36D / 38C M
32G / 34F / 32E / 32DD L
32H / 34G / 32F XL

*The Selva has adjustable straps to fit many rib cage diameters.
*The BB Pin-Up top has a tighter band and larger cups to support larger busts.



Garment Care

Take care of your swimsuit ... so it’s ready for adventure whenever you are

Life’s tough for a swimsuit — sunscreen, salt, oils, chlorine, and heat can all eat away at even the highest quality fabrics. But your Mi Ola bikini was made to keep up with you and designed for long-lasting mermaid perfection. With a little love, it can look smokin’ for years to come. Here's what to do:

Hand-wash after wear

Always wash your suit in cold water after you wear it, even if you didn’t swim. If you’ve got better things to do at the moment than laundry (who doesn’t?), be sure to at least rinse your bikini to get out any body oils, lotion, sunscreen, or other substances that might damage the fabric.

Use gentle detergent made for delicates

Baby shampoo will work, too.

Never machine wash or dry

The agitation and heat can stretch fabric and wear out fibers, changing the fit of your suit.

Lay flat to dry

Don’t wring out your swimsuit and don’t hang it by the straps or ties – this can cause stretching.

Keep it out of the sun when you're not wearing it

UV rays can cause fading.

Put on your sunscreen first

Keep sunscreen, oils, self tanner, and lotions as "away" from the suit as you can. That means putting on your sunscreen and letting it dry before putting on your suit. Re-apply with care!

Put something between your suit and rough surfaces

Cement and stone can snag your suit, pulling threads and wearing fabric. Use a towel or sarong as a layer of protection.

Give your swimsuit time to rest

Mi Ola swimsuits are 17% Spandex, a memory fabric that can snap back given time to dry and recover. If you’re wearing your swimsuit regularly, alternate between suits to give each one a break and avoid stretching them out.

Be wary of hot tubs

Hot tubs have both high chlorine levels and high temps, a lethal combo for swimsuits. It’s best to reserve hot tubs for suits you don’t mind fading or wearing down.

We want you to have your Mi Ola suit until you’re tired of it. The best way for that to happen is to take good care of it before and after you #getoutthere. Happy adventuring!



Shipping

We make shipping easy – our basic shipping is FREE for all customers whether you’re in the U.S. or international. U.S. shipping takes 3-5 days, while international shipping requires 6-10 business days. Expedited shipping is also available at checkout.

We ship Monday - Friday until 1PM EST. If your order is placed after 1PM, it will ship the next business day.



Return Policy

We’ve worked really hard to make sure you love your Mi Ola suits. If something is wrong with your order, please contact us to make it right.

If you’re dissatisfied for any reason, you can return your unworn, unwashed suit to us within 90 days for a full refund. For fastest processing, please include a copy of the packing list with the shipment.

Please Note
  • Merchandise must be returned within 90 days of receipt
  • Merchandise must not be worn, altered, or washed
  • Merchandise must have all tags and hygiene sticker attached
  • Final Sale items may not be returned

Merchandise that has been washed, soiled or worn, or which is returned without the tag and hygiene sticker will not be accepted. (Please don't send us something you wouldn't want to open!)

If You're in the U.S.

Return shipping is FREE for U.S. customers. To return, please email us at support@mi-ola.com and we’ll send you a prepaid FEDEX label for you to use.

If You're International

Unfortunately, we can’t offer free return shipping for our international customers just yet, but we’re working on it. To return, please send your merchandise, with the packing list, to:

MI OLA
Returns Department
807 Airport Access Road, Unit D
Traverse City, MI 49686

Shipping and handling charges are not refundable. Packages that arrive COD may be denied, or the COD amount may be deducted from your return.



Privacy Policy
We collect personal and activity data, which may be linked

We use technologies like cookies (small files stored on your browser), web beacons, or unique device identifiers to identify your computer or device so we can deliver a better experience. Our systems also log information like your browser, operating system and IP address.

We also may collect personally identifiable information that you provide to us, such as your name, address, phone number or email address. With your permission, we may also access other personal information on your device, such as your phone book, calendar or messages, in order to provide services to you. If authorized by you, we may also access profile and other information from services like Facebook.

Our systems may associate this personal information with your activities in the course of providing service to you (such as pages you view or things you click on or search for).

We do not knowingly contact or collect personal information from children under 13. If you believe we have inadvertently collected such information, please contact us so we can promptly obtain parental consent or remove the information.

We collect or share your location only with permission

In serving you, we may use or store your precise geographic location, if you give us permission to do so. We do not use or share this data for any other purpose. Many devices will indicate through an icon when location services are operating. We only share this location information with others as approved by you.

You can request to see your personal data

You can sign into your account to see any personally identifiable information we have stored, such as your name, email, address or phone number. You can also contact us by email to request to see this information.

We keep personal data until you delete it

We remove personally identifiable information (such as your name, address, email or phone number) and other preferences associated with your account promptly after you delete your account. We may retain other data indefinitely.

We don’t share your personal data with other companies

We generally do not share personally identifiable information (such as name, address, email or phone) with other companies.

No ad companies collect data through our service

We do not allow advertising companies to collect data through our service for ad targeting.

You can ask privacy questions or opt-out of marketing

If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy policies, please contact us.

If you have given us contact information but do not want us to contact you with promotional or marketing information, you can opt-out here.

Please allow sufficient time for us to process your request.

Service providers access data on our behalf

In order to serve you, we may share your personal and anonymous information with other companies, including vendors and contractors. Their use of information is limited to these purposes, and subject to agreements that require them to keep the information confidential. Our vendors provide assurance that they take reasonable steps to safeguard the data they hold on our behalf, although data security cannot be guaranteed.

Analytics companies may access anonymous data (such as your IP address or device ID) to help us understand how our services are used. They use this data solely on our behalf. They do not share it except in aggregate form; no data is shared as to any individual user. Click to see company privacy policies that govern their use of data.

We take steps to protect personal information

We take reasonable steps to secure your personally identifiable information against unauthorized access or disclosure. We encrypt transmission of data on pages where you provide payment information. However, no security or encryption method can be guaranteed to protect information from hackers or human error.

Information we collect may be stored or processed on computers located in any country where we do business.

Special situations may require disclosure of your data

To operate the service, we also may make identifiable and anonymous information available to third parties in these limited circumstances: (1) with your express consent, (2) when we have a good faith belief it is required by law, (3) when we have a good faith belief it is necessary to protect our rights or property, or (4) to any successor or purchaser in a merger, acquisition, liquidation, dissolution or sale of assets. Your consent will not be required for disclosure in these cases, but we will attempt to notify you, to the extent permitted by law to do so.

This privacy policy was last updated on May 22 2013. Our privacy policy may change from time to time. If we make any material changes to our policies, we will place a prominent notice on our website or application. If the change materially affects registered users, we will send a notice to you by email, push notification or text.

Terms of Use

Last updated: May 2018

Welcome to Mi Ola. Mi Ola, Incorporated provides Web site features to you subject to the following conditions. If you visit or shop at mi-ola.com, you accept these conditions. Please read them carefully. In addition, when you use any current or future mi-ola.com service or business, you also will be subject to the guidelines, terms and agreements (“Terms”) applicable to such service or business. If these conditions are inconsistent with such Terms, such Terms will control.

Privacy

Please review our Privacy Notice, which also governs your visit to mi-ola.com, to understand our practices.

Electronic Communications

When you come to mi-ola.com or send e-mails to us, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by e-mail or by posting notices on this site. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

Copyright

All content included on this site, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio, data compilations, and software, is the property of Mi Ola or its content suppliers and protected by United States and international copyright laws. The compilation of all content on this site is the exclusive property of Mi Ola and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. All software used on this site is the property of Mi Ola or its software suppliers and protected by United States and international copyright laws.

Trademarks

MI OLA, Mi Ola, and other Mi Ola graphics, logos, page headers, button icons, scripts, and service names are trademarks, registered trademarks or trade dress of Mi Ola in the U.S. and/or other countries. Mi Ola’s trademarks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not Mi Ola’s, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits Mi Ola. All other trademarks not owned by Mi Ola that appear on this site are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by Mi Ola.

License and Site Access

Mi Ola grants you a limited license to access and make personal use of this site and not to download (other than page caching) or modify it, or any portion of it, except with express written consent of Mi Ola. This license does not include any resale or commercial use of this site or its contents; any collection and use of any product listings, descriptions, or prices; any derivative use of this site or its contents; any downloading or copying of account information for the benefit of another merchant; or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools. This site or any portion of this site may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express written consent of Mi Ola. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of Mi Ola without express written consent. You may not use any meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing Mi Ola’s name or trademarks without the express written consent of Mi Ola. Any unauthorized use terminates the permission or license granted by Mi Ola. You are granted a limited, revocable, and nonexclusive right to create a hyperlink to the home page of Mi Ola so long as the link does not portray Mi Ola, or its products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive matter. You may not use any Mi Ola logo or other proprietary graphic or trademark as part of the link without express written permission.

Your Account

If you use this site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. Mi Ola does sell products for children, but it sells them to adults, who can purchase with a credit card. If you are under 18, you may use Mi Ola only with involvement of a parent or guardian. Mi Ola reserves the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or edit content, or cancel orders in its sole discretion.

Reviews, Comments, Communications, and Other Content

Where this site permits, visitors may post reviews, comments, and other content; send communications and submit suggestions, ideas, comments, questions, or other information, so long as the content is not illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, infringing of intellectual property rights, or otherwise injurious to third parties or objectionable and does not consist of or contain software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings, or any form of “spam.” You may not use a false e-mail address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of content. Mi Ola reserves the right (but not the obligation) to remove or edit such content, but does not regularly review posted content.

If you do post content or submit material, and unless we indicate otherwise, you grant Mi Ola a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content throughout the world in any media. You grant Mi Ola and its sublicensees the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such content, if they choose. You represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content that you post; that the content is accurate; that use of the content you supply does not violate this policy and will not cause injury to any person or entity; and that you will indemnify Mi Ola for all claims resulting from content you supply. Mi Ola has the right but not the obligation to monitor and edit or remove any activity or content. Mi Ola takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any content posted by you or any third party.

Copyright Complaints

Mi Ola respects the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please contact us at support@mi-ola.com

Risk of Loss

All items purchased from Mi Ola are made pursuant to a shipment contract. This means that the risk of loss and title for such items pass to you upon our delivery to the carrier.

Product Descriptions

Mi Ola attempts to describe our products as accurately as possible. However, Mi Ola does not warrant that product descriptions or other content of this site are accurate, complete, reliable, current, or error-free. If a product offered by Mi Ola itself is not as described, your sole remedy is to return it in unused condition.

Pricing

With respect to the merchandise sold by Mi Ola, we cannot confirm the price of an item until you order; however, we do NOT charge your credit card until after your order has entered the shipping process. Despite our best efforts, a small number of the items in our catalog may be mispriced. If an item’s correct price is higher than our stated price, we will, at our discretion, either contact you for instructions before shipping or cancel your order and notify you of such cancellation.

OTHER BUSINESSES

We may provide links to the sites of affiliated companies and certain other businesses. We are not responsible for examining or evaluating, and we do not warrant the offerings of, any of these businesses or individuals or the content of their Web sites. Mi Ola does not assume any responsibility or liability for the actions, product, and content of all these and any other third parties. You should carefully review their privacy statements and other conditions of use.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

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TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, MI OLA DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. MI OLA DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THIS SITE; INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS (INCLUDING SOFTWARE) OR SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THIS SITE; THEIR SERVERS; OR E-MAIL SENT FROM MI OLA ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. MI OLA WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE OR FROM ANY INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS (INCLUDING SOFTWARE) OR SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THIS SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN WRITING.

CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.

Applicable Law

By visiting MI OLA, you agree that the Federal Arbitration Act, applicable federal law, and the laws of the state of New York, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these Conditions of Use and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and MI OLA.

Site Policies, Modification, and Severability

Please review our other policies, such as our privacy policy, posted on this site. These policies also govern your visit to Mi Ola. We reserve the right to make changes to our site, policies, and these Conditions of Use at any time. If any of these conditions shall be deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that condition shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining condition.

Our Address:

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Breezy Point, NY 11697
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Privacy Policy
We collect personal and activity data, which may be linked

We use technologies like cookies (small files stored on your browser), web beacons, or unique device identifiers to identify your computer or device so we can deliver a better experience. Our systems also log information like your browser, operating system and IP address.

We also may collect personally identifiable information that you provide to us, such as your name, address, phone number or email address. With your permission, we may also access other personal information on your device, such as your phone book, calendar or messages, in order to provide services to you. If authorized by you, we may also access profile and other information from services like Facebook.

Our systems may associate this personal information with your activities in the course of providing service to you (such as pages you view or things you click on or search for).

We do not knowingly contact or collect personal information from children under 13. If you believe we have inadvertently collected such information, please contact us so we can promptly obtain parental consent or remove the information.

We collect or share your location only with permission

In serving you, we may use or store your precise geographic location, if you give us permission to do so. We do not use or share this data for any other purpose. Many devices will indicate through an icon when location services are operating. We only share this location information with others as approved by you.

You can request to see your personal data

You can sign into your account to see any personally identifiable information we have stored, such as your name, email, address or phone number. You can also contact us by email to request to see this information.

We keep personal data until you delete it

We remove personally identifiable information (such as your name, address, email or phone number) and other preferences associated with your account promptly after you delete your account. We may retain other data indefinitely.

We don’t share your personal data with other companies

We generally do not share personally identifiable information (such as name, address, email or phone) with other companies.

No ad companies collect data through our service

We do not allow advertising companies to collect data through our service for ad targeting.

You can ask privacy questions or opt-out of marketing

If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy policies, please contact us.

If you have given us contact information but do not want us to contact you with promotional or marketing information, you can opt-out here.

Please allow sufficient time for us to process your request.

Service providers access data on our behalf

In order to serve you, we may share your personal and anonymous information with other companies, including vendors and contractors. Their use of information is limited to these purposes, and subject to agreements that require them to keep the information confidential. Our vendors provide assurance that they take reasonable steps to safeguard the data they hold on our behalf, although data security cannot be guaranteed.

Analytics companies may access anonymous data (such as your IP address or device ID) to help us understand how our services are used. They use this data solely on our behalf. They do not share it except in aggregate form; no data is shared as to any individual user. Click to see company privacy policies that govern their use of data.

We take steps to protect personal information

We take reasonable steps to secure your personally identifiable information against unauthorized access or disclosure. We encrypt transmission of data on pages where you provide payment information. However, no security or encryption method can be guaranteed to protect information from hackers or human error.

Information we collect may be stored or processed on computers located in any country where we do business.

Special situations may require disclosure of your data

To operate the service, we also may make identifiable and anonymous information available to third parties in these limited circumstances: (1) with your express consent, (2) when we have a good faith belief it is required by law, (3) when we have a good faith belief it is necessary to protect our rights or property, or (4) to any successor or purchaser in a merger, acquisition, liquidation, dissolution or sale of assets. Your consent will not be required for disclosure in these cases, but we will attempt to notify you, to the extent permitted by law to do so.

This privacy policy was last updated on May 22 2013. Our privacy policy may change from time to time. If we make any material changes to our policies, we will place a prominent notice on our website or application. If the change materially affects registered users, we will send a notice to you by email, push notification or text.

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