Privacy Policy

WedAlert Network Privacy Policy

 

Your Privacy Rights

PRIVACY POLICY
WedAlert Network, Inc. (“Company”, “us” or “we”) respects the privacy of the visitors to its Web site, WedAlertNetwork.com (“Site”). This Privacy Policy is intended to inform you of our policies and practices regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information, Automatically Gathered Information” and “Anonymous Information” (each defined below) you submit to us or which we gather when you visit our Site. This Privacy Policy is hereby incorporated in our Terms of Use Agreement, and by registering for a User Account on the Site you accept the terms of this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is effective as of November 1, 2011.

This Privacy Policy applies to ALL users, including those just visiting this Site (“Users”).

“Personal Information” is information about you that is personally identifiable to you, like your name, address, email address or phone number, as well as other non-public information that is associated with the foregoing. “Automatically Gathered Information” is information we collect as you visit our site. See “Automatically Gathered Information” below for more information. “Anonymous Information” means information that is not associated with or linked to your Personal Information. See “Anonymous Information” below for more information.

CONSENT
By using the Site, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, and you expressly consent to the processing of your Personal Information according to this Privacy Policy by us or by third parties with whom we have a relationship. Your Personal Information may be processed by WedAlert Network in the country where it was collected, as well as other countries (including the United States) where laws regarding processing of Personal Information may be less stringent than the laws in your country. In addition, in the event you contact WedAlert Network via telephone, you understand, acknowledge and agree that such phone conversations may be recorded.

NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES
We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time as our Services and Site change and expand. Unless otherwise provided, the revised terms will take effect when they are posted. Once any changes that we make to this Privacy Policy become effective, your continued use of the Site after such time will signify your acceptance of the new terms.

INFORMATION WE GATHER
Registration
If you register with the Site, we collect and store Personal Information that specifically identifies you or the account you set up with WedAlert Network (your “Account”). Depending on what type of user you are, (i.e. registered bride/groom, registered vendor, or unregistered visitor), we will gather different types of information. Forms will be displayed that will clearly show what information is being collected. Some information will be mandatory, other information requested on our Registration page is optional. We may, in the future, include other optional requests for information from you to help us tailor the Site for you and deliver personalized information to you. We may supplement Personal Information you provide us with additional information purchased from third parties for marketing purposes. In addition, if you add a vendor to your planning tools, or provide a review of a new vendor, we will automatically add that vendor’s information to our catalog (without any link back to you).

Password
Use of portions of the Site requires you to establish a User ID and password. You agree that you will be responsible for maintaining your password as confidential and for any activity that occurs on your Account as a result of you sharing your password with another or failing to protect it. WedAlert Network is not responsible for any loss or damage arising from your failure to maintain the confidentiality of your password.

Online Surveys and Contest
Occasionally, WedAlert Network may conduct User surveys to collect information about our Users’ preferences. These surveys are optional, and if you choose to respond, your responses will be kept anonymous. These surveys may be conducted by and processed through third parties. Similarly, we may offer contests to qualifying Users in which we ask for contact and demographic information such as name, email address and mailing address, and other information. This information will be shared with the survey company, and/or contest sponsor. The demographic information that WedAlert Network collects in the registration process and through surveys may be used to help us improve our Services and Site to meet the needs and preferences of our Users. This may include targeting advertising to you about our Services and Site. Information we gather through a contest may also be disclosed to third parties as necessary for prize fulfillment and other aspects of any contest or similar offering.

Automatically Gathered Information
WedAlert Network automatically collects browser type and browser software version to tailor the presentation of the Site and the Services to the User’s platform and to maintain a record of the User’s activity on the Site. WedAlert Network uses cookies to enable Users to specify unique preferences and to track User trends and patterns. Users always have the option of disabling cookies via their browser preferences. If you disable cookies on your browser, please note that some parts of our Site may not function as effectively or may be considerably slower. As an automatic process, our Web server software records a log file of IP addresses that access the Site. We also collect IP address information but do not ordinarily link IP addresses to Users’ Personal Information. However, we can and will use IP addresses to identify a User when we, in our sole discretion, determine that it is necessary to enforce compliance with our Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, or to protect our service, Site, customers, vendors, or others.

Email to Friends Feature and Referral Program
WedAlert Network lets you easily connect to friends/affiliates via email. WedAlert Network also offers the ability to send friends/affiliates emails to WedAlert Network. If you choose to use either feature, we will use your email address to copy you on the message or to send on the email your behalf, and you hereby grant permission for such use.

Public Information
As part of registration, you may set up a Profile describing yourself, your wedding or your business. This profile will be publicly available as a default. You may have the ability to hide Personal Information under your Profile Settings. Once you choose to hide your profile, it may take some time for the search engines (eg, Google, Yahoo, MSN, etc) to cycle out their cached search results which may temporarily contain your Personal Information. WedAlert Network does not have direct control over the timeliness of this process. WedAlert Network will not have any obligation under this Privacy Policy with respect to information in your Profile or information you voluntarily provide to other Users via the Site.

HOW WE USE AND DISCLOSE INFORMATION
Registration Information

We use Personal Information for our own internal purposes, including contacting you via email to inform you about updates to our Services and providing you with information relating to e-commerce transactions that you conduct on the Site. We reserve the right to disclose your information as required by law. We may share our individual Users’ Personal Information with third parties, sponsors of contests, and preferred partners. We may use your personal information to send you newsletters and site updates via email. You may opt out of receiving these newsletters at any time, however if you opt out from receiving e-mails after entering a contest, your entry may become null and void. We also reserve the right to transfer your Personal Information as part of a transfer of all or part of WedAlert Network’s assets to a buyer, as described in “Acquisition,” below.

WedAlert Network Leads, Deals, & Special Offers
In order to use WedAlert Network Leads, Deals, or Special Offers you must first create a WedAlert Network account. WedAlert Network Leads is designed for the benefit of Users to match service/product requests with service/product vendors. The information shared between Engaged Couples and Wedding Vendors is not used for any purpose other than to facilitate communication and the exchange of information between the parties involved. WedAlert Network reserves the right to monitor communications in order to verify compliance with our Privacy Policy, Terms of Use, international, federal or state laws and/or our other stated policies. By using WedAlert Network Leads, Deals, or Special Offers, you hereby grant WedAlert Network permission to disclose your personal information (including name, email address and phone number) to vendors matched to your request. Once entered, vendors will receive the contact information of the requestor. You agree not to use the disclosed information of other Users for any purpose other than providing the applicable services or resolving a dispute. WedAlert Network Leads, Deals, or Special Offers does not guarantee a successful transaction.

The WedAlert Network Community
This area of the Site is for the benefit of Users. It is a public discussion and communication forum whereby content (best practices, suggestions, etc.) is generated by the WedAlert Network Community. By your participation to this area of the Site, you acknowledge that the information posted will reside in the public domain and will be publicly available. From time to time WedAlert Network Staff may examine this content or other user behavior to confirm that the terms of service are not being breached and WedAlert Network may remove any content that is inappropriate in WedAlert Network’s sole discretion. We strongly recommend that you refrain from posting in Personal Information in this forum, and you may not post the Personal Information of any other person on the forum. See our Terms of Use for more information.

The WedAlert Network Reviews System
The WedAlert Network Vendor Review system represents a central repository for ratings and reviews of wedding vendors by their customers (engaged couples or married couples). When you submit a review or a counter-review on the WedAlert Network Site, your WedAlert Network Profile information will be made available as part of the review posting. If you provide a review for a vendor that is not yet part of our catalog, or if you add a new vendor to your planning tools, we will use the information that you provide about the vendor to notify the vendor that a review has been completed and that we are adding the vendor to our catalog. We will also seek that vendor’s greater involvement with our Site. Your Personal Information will NOT be made available or public as part of the Vendor Review Program as you have the option to hide your profile under a unique WedAlert Network Screenname.

WedAlert Network Vendor Directory
The WedAlert Network Vendor Directory provides a listing by sortable category/fields of participating WedAlert Network Vendors as well as a listing of local businesses. If a WedAlert Network Vendor is registered, the vendor’s Profile Page will be made available in the Directory unless the vendor chooses to unregister from the Site.

Advertising
We may send you email communications including information that we think may be of interest to you. You may opt out of receiving these email communications either when you register to become a Member or via the Preferences section of your Account settings. However, vendors who wish to maintain an account with WedAlert Network, may not opt out. You may see a cookie from a third-party banner server. This cookie comes from the third-party banner server, not WedAlert Network. We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies please contact us. In addition, Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on the Site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads based on the users visit to the Site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy on Google’s website.

Co-Branded or Partnered Services
WedAlert Network may enter into co-branding or partnering relationships with third-party Web sites and companies to provide products and Services to our Users or to such third parties’ users. WedAlert Network may share your Personal Information, with certain co-branded third-party service or product providers as required to provide a specific product or service that you request from a co-branded page or co-branded site. However, these third-party partners may not use this Personal Information for any reason other than to provide the service or product that the User has explicitly signed up for.

If you join WedAlert Network through a co-branded or partnered site (e.g. on a co-branded Registration page), it is WedAlert Network’s general policy not to share anything other than summarized or aggregated data with the partner; however, any Personal Information you provide on the co-branded Site may also be received by the co-brand partner that operates the co-branded site and could be stored and used by the co-brand partner according to its privacy policy. Please take the time to review these third-party privacy policies. WedAlert Network is not liable to you for any use of your Personal Information by a co-brand partner.

WedAlert Network’s Contractors
To the extent necessary to provide you with the Services on the Site, we may provide your Personal Information to third party contractors who work on behalf of or with WedAlert Network to provide you with such Services, to help us communicate with you or to maintain the Site. However, these contractors do not have any independent right to share your Personal Information.

Legal Requests
WedAlert Network cooperates with all law enforcement inquiries, as well as other third parties to enforce laws, such as: intellectual property rights, fraud, theft, harassment and other rights. We can (and you authorize us to) disclose any information about you if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to (a) comply with relevant laws or to respond to subpoenas or warrants served on us; (b) protect or defend the rights or property of WedAlert Network or third parties; or (c) assist in any investigation.

Affiliates
Although we currently do not have a parent company, any subsidiaries, joint ventures or other companies under a common control (collectively, “Affiliates”), we may in the future. We may share some or all of your Personal Information with these Affiliates, in which case we will require our Affiliates to honor this Privacy Policy.

Acquisition
If our company or our assets related to the Site are acquired by another company, that company will possess the Personal Information collected by us and it will assume the rights and obligations regarding your Personal Information as described in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy inures to the benefit of successors and assigns of WedAlert Network.

Anonymous Information
We may create Anonymous Information records from Personal Information by excluding information (such as names) that makes the information personally identifiable to you. We may use this Anonymous Information to analyze inquiry, request and usage patterns so that we may enhance Services and the Site. We reserve the right to use and disclose Anonymous Information to third parties in our discretion. “Anonymous Information” means information that is not associated with or linked to your Personal Information; Anonymous Information does not permit the identification of individual persons.

Comments Submitted by Users
WedAlert Network constantly seeks to improve the quality of the services we provide and the User experience on the Site. We value your input and encourage you to help us expand and make improvements to the Site by providing us with any thoughts or comments you might have regarding our services or the operation of the Site. You can submit any comments you have to us by clicking on the link “Feedback” at the bottom of most of the pages on the Site. All ideas, suggestions comments and proposals you send to WedAlert Network (collectively, “Feedback”) are non-confidential and shall become the sole property of WedAlert Network. WedAlert Network shall own all rights therein, including all intellectual property rights. WedAlert Network shall be entitled to use and/or disseminate the Feedback in any manner and for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation or credit to you. We will not identify you as the source of a suggestion or comment without your consent.

SECURITY
We will use commercially reasonable methods to keep Personal Information securely in our files and systems. Our Payment System is operated using secure Internet connections, using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption, to help protect your financial data. Please note that with current technology, we cannot guarantee the security of your data as it travels over the Internet.

THIS SITE CONTAINS LINKS TO OTHER SITES
WedAlert Network is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any other Web Sites to which the Site links or which link to the Site. When you click on a link you may be taken to a location on the Internet that is not part of the WedAlert Network Site. To check what Internet location you are on, note the URL at the top and/or bottom of your browser. We encourage you to read the posted privacy statement of that Web Site whenever interacting with any Web Site.

REGARDING CHILDREN
WedAlert Network Web sites are designed and intended for use by adults. We do not intentionally gather Personal Information about Visitors who are under the age of 18.

TERMINATING YOUR MEMBERSHIP/ACCOUNT
We save your Personal Information until your membership with us is terminated and you unsubscribe to email notifications.To terminate your membership, use the automated tools in your profile. If you terminate your membership, your Personal/Profile Information cannot be recovered. You may continue to receive email communications for a short period of time until we have updated all of our databases. After termination of your membership, your Personal Information may remain on our archived database and records. Notwithstanding the above, we will maintain information on Users who have been removed for violating our Membership Agreement, and we will maintain email addresses in our unsubscribe lists.

CORRECTING/UPDATING YOUR INFORMATION AND OPTING OUT
This Site gives the following options for changing and modifying information previously provided:

  1. You may update your registration information
  2. You may update your credit card information in any.
  3. This Site provides Users the opportunity to opt out of receiving promotional email communications from WedAlert Network through the site. However, you may not opt out of receiving administrative communications from WedAlert Network regarding the Services or the Site, except by terminating your membership. In addition, you may not opt out of WedAlert Network sending you legal notices related to the Services or the Site. Also if you opt out, this may void entry into some contests/promotions.
  4. For other requests, please contact Customer Service at support@WedAlertNetwork.com
QUESTIONS:
Questions regarding our Conditions of Usage, Privacy Policy, or other policy related material can be directed to our support staff by clicking on the “Contact Us” link in the side menu. Or you can email us at: contactus@WedAlertNetwork.com

WedAlert, Corp.
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