Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY

Bride & Groom

Privacy Policy

Effective: August 22, 2016

The following is the Privacy Policy applicable to the use or access of the BrideandGroom.com website and/or mobile site. This Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) governs the manner in which Bride & Groom, Inc. (“Bride & Groom,” “us,” or “we”) protects, collects, maintains, uses and discloses information collected from users (“User(s),” “you,” or “your”) of its www.brideandgroom.com website and any derivative or affiliated websites on which this Policy is posted (collectively, the “Site”).

PLEASE READ THIS POLICY CAREFULLY AS THIS IS A LEGAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND BRIDE & GROOM. By using or otherwise accessing the site, creating, registering or accessing an account, posting or downloading content, material, or any other information to or from the Site or manifesting your assent to this Policy in any other manner, you hereby unequivocally and expressly agree to, and shall be subject to, this Policy. If you do not unequivocally agree to this Policy, you must not use or otherwise access the Site, create or register an account, or post or download content or any other information or material to or from the Site.

General.

About Us. We are committed to safeguarding and safekeeping the information you entrust to us. We firmly believe that all Users should know how we use the information collected from them. Please note that the Site contains links to other websites, and the Site may allow Users to download or otherwise access content (including software), controlled by third parties. We are not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of these or other websites or content controlled by third parties, and you access and use such content and websites at your own discretion and risk. We recommend that you review the privacy and other practices governing any other websites that you choose to visit and any content you choose to download or otherwise access. We are located, based, and our website is hosted, in the United States of America. If you are from Canada, the European Union, or other regions of the world with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from the the laws of the United States and you are registering an account on the Site, visiting the Site, or otherwise accessing the Site, please note that any personally identifiable information that you provide to us may be transferred to or used by us or our affiliates and representatives in the United States. Any such personally identifiable information provided by you may be processed or stored in the U.S. by us or by a service provider acting on our behalf.

Updates. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, add, supplement, modify, or remove portions of this Privacy Policy at any time by posting a revised copy to this page. You acknowledge that it is your responsibility to read and understand any changes to this Policy. It is your affirmative obligation to check this page to periodically review this Policy for such changes. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this Policy constitutes your acceptance of those changes.

Terms. Your use of the Site is at all times subject to the Bride & Groom, Inc. Terms of Use, which incorporates this Privacy Policy by reference and is posted on the Site. If you do not agree to this Policy, you must not use or access the Site.

Information We Collect.

Our site has the capabilities to collect two types of information from and about you: (a) information that you provide that may be used to personally and specifically identify or contact you; and (b) information that does not personally identify you. We collect this information under the following circumstances: (i) when you provide it to us; (ii) when you navigate through the Site; and/or (iii) from third parties, such as our business partners or affiliates. Users browsing the Site without a registered account and without the affirmative provision of personally identifiable information use the Site anonymously.

Personally Identifiable Information. This is defined as information that may be used to specifically identify or reach you, such as your name, mailing address, email address, phone number, bank account and/or credit card information, etc. Users may provide and we may collect User’s personally identifiable information in numerous ways. Personally identifiable information includes, without limitation, (i) contact data (i.e., User’s name, postal address, email address) to register an account on our Site; (ii) demographic data (i.e., User’s age or gender) when creating a profile or otherwise providing this information on the Site; (iii) financial or payment information collected to complete purchases made from other Users via the Site or otherwise; (iv) other information voluntarily inserted by account holders in relation to use of the Site’s services. We do not collect social security numbers. If you communicate with us electronically or otherwise, post User Content (as defined herein) to the Site, post to forums or interactive message boards, complete online forms, surveys or entries, provide information beyond our registration process, or otherwise interact with the features of the Site, any information you provide may be collected by us. Some information may not be personally identifiable on its own (i.e., your age), but may become personally identifiable when combined with other information (i.e, your name and your age). The provision of this information is at your discretion; however, in most instances this type of information is required to realize some benefit our Site offers, or to gain access to certain Site content.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information. This is defined as any information that does not personally identify you. Non-personal information may include certain personally identifiable information that has been de-identified; that is, information about you that has been rendered anonymous. We receive non-personal information about you from information that you provide us, both separately and together with your personally identifiable information. We also collect certain non-personal information from you at the time you access our Site. This information may include, among other things: your GPS coordinates, your IP address, unique identifiers that are automatically assigned to your computer; your browser type; the third party website from which your visit originated;  mobile or other device used to access the Site; your operating system type; the domain name of your Internet service provider; the search terms and words you use on the Site; the specific areas within the Site that you visit; the repetition of your visits to the Site; and the time of day and duration of your Site visits.

Further, information about your computer systems, network locations, software, and IP address may be communicated to us in some circumstances by the digital rights management systems associated with certain Content that you access, interact with, or download via the Site in order to prevent unauthorized use or distribution of said Content. We exclusively own the non-personally identifiable information we collect (such as patterns and durations of Site visits) and we may use that information as we see fit in accordance with applicable law.

Further Information on Collection Methods.

A few of the methods, processes, and/or avenues that may be used to collect non-personally identifiable information include, without limitation, the following (in addition to any subsequent technology and/or methods hereafter developed):

IP Addresses. Due to the communications standards on the Internet, we automatically obtain the uniform resource locator (the “URL”) of the website from which you came and the website to which you proceed once you exit the Site. We also receive the IP address of your computer or proxy server, your computer operating system and the type of web browser you are using, as well as the name of your Internet service provider (“ISP”). This information is collected to analyze overall trends to help make improvements to the Site. The links between your personally identifiable information and your IP address may be shared with third parties in accordance with this Policy.

Cookies. Like other sites, our Site uses cookies and other web log files to track and analyze site usage. A cookie is a data file located on your computer that communicates with us, allowing us to recognize you as a User when you return to the Site using the same web browser and computer. Cookie and associated data is used by us to customize your Site experience. Cookies typically work by providing a number to users that has no meaning beyond the context of the assigning website. The cookies themselves do not contain any personally identifiable information. A category of cookie, the “persistent” cookie, is set when you first log in to your Site account. When you return to the Site, the persistent cookie allows us to recognize you as an existing User so you will no longer need to login before using the Site. However, changing or accessing your private information requires login password even if your computer houses a persistent cookie. Similarly, once you log out of the Site you will be prompted to re-enter your password upon your next Site visit in order to gain access to your account. Finally, a “session” cookie, may be used to identify a particular visit to our Site. Session cookies expire following a short period of time or upon exiting your web browser. If you wish to disable the use of cookies or allow your browser to notify you when a cookie is being sent, you can do so by adjusting the settings in your particular browser. However, altering your cookie settings may prevent you from using certain features available on the Site.

Ad Networks and Web Beacons. We may permit other companies, called ad networks, to deliver advertisements to Users via the Site. These ad networks can include ad agencies, technology vendors, third party ad servers, and/or research firms. We may use certain tools to “target” certain ads to Users that fit a defined profile type. To properly display these ads, we may include a file on the Site, referred to as a web beacon, from these ad networks within the pages served by the Site or implement other monitoring processes so the networks may provide anonymous, aggregated auditing, research and reporting, and to target ads to you during your visits to other sites. The same general targets may be used by ad networks to deliver targeted ads on other websites instead of random, non-targeted ads. Additionally, we may use ad network technology to deliver ads only when you visit our Site. Ad networks may utilize non-personally identifiable information in order to provide ads about goods and/or services that may be relevant to you while you visit our Site. Because your web browser must request these ads and web beacons from the ad network’s servers, these companies may view, edit or set different cookies, as if you had interacted with a web page from their site.

Securing Your Information.

When you provide information to us through our Site, you should acknowledge that your information is transmitted across the Internet and that no known online transmission method is completely secure. We strive to protect your personally identifiable information and privacy and we use reasonable security measures to protect your submitted information. However, you still must ensure that you take the appropriate steps to protect your information as well. Your information may be accessed by other Internet users, without your knowledge and consent, while in transit to or from us. Please understand that we cannot and do not warrant, guarantee, or even represent the security of any information you disclose or transmit to us online. Further, please be advised that we are not responsible for any inadvertent disclosure, theft, or destruction of your personally identifiable information.

Loss Notice. If your “personally identifiable information” (as the term or similar terms are defined by applicable law requiring disclosures upon a security breach) is compromised, we may notify you by e-mail to the last e-mail address you provided us in a reasonable and expedient timeframe; provided, delays may occur as we take measures to determine the scope and source of the breach, and restore reasonable integrity to our system as well as for the requests of law enforcement where notification may interfere with a criminal investigation.  The use of any and all such notification is at our sole and exclusive discretion. Finally, we upgrade our security systems sporadically when appropriate in light of new technology.

Information Collected by Third-Parties. The Site may house links to other third-party websites that we do not personally control. These sites may have information and/or privacy practices that are dissimilar to ours. We have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected and saved by these third-parties. Consequently, we are not responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you choose to provide while visiting such third-party websites and those websites are expressly not governed by this Policy. As such, we recommend that you carefully read the privacy notices and practices of all third-party sites before accessing such sites. 

How Information is Used by Us.

We may utilize personally identifiable information obtained through our Site for the specific purposes for which the information was gathered, to verify your identity or address, to contact you for a variety of reasons, such as customer service, regarding other material, products, and services offered by us that we feel might be of interest to you, or to communicate with you about content or additional information you have posted or shared on the Site, and otherwise to further the User experience with us. Additionally, we may use information gathered through the Site for research and development, marketing, advertising, sales efforts, or for sharing with our trusted affiliates, business partners, and other independent contractors. Information gathered from you may additionally be used to ensure compliance with any agreements you may have entered into with Company as well as to prevent unauthorized use or disclosure of Content accessed via the Site.

Our communications with you will primarily be in the form of emails and notices posted on our Site. These may include a series of welcome emails which help inform new Users about the Site’s features, emails and confirmations regarding actions taken by you on the Site or orders you placed on the Site, and notifications regarding the functioning of the Site or your account. We may also use your personal information to send you promotional content relating to the Content, services, and third-party product offerings that we think might be of interest to you. Your provision of personal information will allow us to alert you to newsworthy deliverings such as new developments, products, features, offers, upgrade opportunities, and surveys and contests. We strive to limit the use of your information to offerings we think you would actually appreciate receiving. To opt out of further communications from one of our sponsors, partners, or affiliates with whom your information has been shared, please contact such third-party directly. We may send Bride & Groom emails that may contain information about third-party services or products; but, this does not mean that we have shared your personal information with another party.

Bride & Groom may use your non-personally identifiable information in numerous ways, such as, to help analyze Site traffic, administer the Site, analyze customer needs and trends, undertake targeted promotional activities, upgrade our Site, collect general demographic information, and to enhance our Site. We may use this information by itself or aggregate it with information obtained from other Users.

Information Disclosure.

We may disclose personally identifiable information gathered from our Users to our parent or subsidiary company, to third-parties, related companies, including, without limitation, vendors, our promotional partners, consultants and advisors, affiliates, business partners, and independent contractors who will utilize the information for the purposes outlined above, to the extent necessary for them to provide the services offered by the Site, and for the certain purposes for which it was collected.

We may disclose personally identifiable information to the extent necessary to protect the safety, property, or rights of another User or any other person. We may disclose this information if we believe in good faith it is necessary for investigation, prevention, or action regarding a User violation of any contractual or other relationship with us or where we have a good faith belief that access, preservation or disclosure of said information is reasonably necessary to protect our own property, safety, the property or safety of our Users, or the public, or as otherwise required by law. We may also disclose compilations of anonymous data based on information collected from Users to investors, advertisers, content developers and potential partners. Lastly, we may disclose or transfer the personally identifiable information of our Users to any subsequent owner, operator, or co-owner of our business, Site, or database; or in connection with a contemplated sale of our assets, business, or a merger, reorganization, or consolidation of our business.

Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, Bride & Groom reserves the right to disclose any non-personally identifiable or personally identifiable information about you if we are required to do so by law, with respect to intellectual property infringement claims, or if we deem such action is necessary to: (a) protect or defend the legal or property rights of Bride & Groom, our Site, or another user; (b) comply with a government request; (c) comply with the requirements of legal process or the law; or (d) in an emergency to protect the health and safety of our users or the public at large.

Additional Information.

Information Security. Information about Bride & Groom Users is maintained on our systems and is protected using reasonable industry standard security measures. In order to secure your personal information, the access to your data is password-protected, and your sensitive data is protected by SSL encryption when it is exchanged between your web browser and our Site. However, no security measures are perfect, and we cannot and do not guarantee that that the information provided to, maintained on or transferred from our systems is 100% secure. We are not responsible for the circumvention of any security measures or privacy settings contained on our Site by any other Users or third-parties.

Personal Information You Provide as User Content. If a User includes such User’s personally identifiable information as part of the Content that such User submits to the Site (“User Content”), such information may be made available to any parties using the Site. We do not edit, enhance or remove such personal information before it is posted to the Site. User’s supply this information at their own risk and discretion. We are not liable for any damages caused or incurred by means of personally identifiable information made public in the foregoing manners.

Privacy of Minors. Bride & Groom is a general audience site. We do not knowingly collect any personal information from minors under the age of thirteen (13). If you use our Site, you hereby warrant and represent that you are at least thirteen (13) years of age. In compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, any information received from users we reasonably believe to be under the age of thirteen (13) will be purged from our database compilations.

California Privacy Rights. If you are a California resident and would like to make a request under California Civil Code Section 1798.83 regarding disclosures of personally identifiable information to third-parties for such third parties’ direct marketing purposes, please email us at hello@brideandgroom.com or write to us at the address provided below.

Accessing, Updating, Correcting, or Removing Personal Information.

Whether or not you provide personally identifiable information on the Site is completely up to you. You are not obligated to take any action or answer any question that is presented to you on our Site. To the extent applicable, if a User’s personally identifiable information changes (i.e., the User’s email address changes), or if a User no longer desires to receive non-account specific content from us, we will strive to correct, update, and/or remove that User’s previously-provided data. Additionally, you may opt-out from future promotional outreach by us or our affiliated companies, or direct that we should not provide your information to our affiliated companies. These actions can be carried out by emailing a request to us at editor@brideandgroom.com. Whether or not you opt-out is your personal choice; however, in various instances this type of information is required to take part in a particular activity, realize a benefit we may offer, or gain access to certain content, products, or promotional offers on our Site. Similarly, you may request access to your personally identifiable information maintained by us by sending a request to us in the manner set forth above. Under certain circumstances, however, we may not be able to completely purge your User information from our systems. For example, we may retain your personal information for account recovery purposes, legitimate business purposes, if it may be necessary to prevent fraud or abuse, if required legally, or as retained in our cached or archived pages or in our data backup systems. All retained personally identifiable information will continue to be subject to the terms of the Policy to which the User previously agreed.

Contact Us. For any of the following requests, please contact as at hello@brideandgroom.com: (a) to make corrections to the personally identifiable information you provided; (b) to opt-out from email correspondence from us or our affiliates; (c) to inquire about this Policy; or (d) to withdraw your consent to sharing your personally identifiable information with others. In order to protect your security and privacy, we may take reasonable steps to help verify your identity before taking action on your requests.

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