1. Access to Information; Contacting BowTied.
3. Information We Collect.
When you interact with us through the Services, we may collect Personal Data and other information from you, as further described below:
3.1. Personal Data.
a. Brides, Grooms, Wedding Party Participants and Vendors: We receive certain Personal Data from you when you voluntarily provide such information to the Services, such as when you register for access to the Services, contact us with inquiries, respond to one of our surveys or use certain Services. The Personal Data we may collect includes without limitation your name, address, email address and limited other personally identifiable information. In some instances, we may collect your credit card information (e.g., your credit card number and expiration date, billing address (collectively, "Payment Information")) to secure certain payments for items or services youve elected to purchase. Please note that while we may collect that data for purposes of completing your requested transaction(s), we do not retain, store or share any of your Payment Information. In addition, if you use our payment processing services, we may collect certain financial information from you (e.g., your bank account information or an address to send checks) as necessary to facilitate payments and information required for tax purposes (e.g., your taxpayer identification number).
3. 2. Non-Personal Data.
a. Non-Identifiable Data: When you interact with the Services, we collect certain personally non-identifiable information ("Non-Personal Data"). The Non-Personal Data we collect may include, without limitation Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, internet browser type, other characteristics of your device and software, domain names of your Internet Service Provider (ISP), your approximate geographic location, a record of your usage of the Services, the time of your usage and aggregated Personal Data that cannot be used to specifically identify you. Such information, which is collected passively using various technologies, cannot, in and of itself, be used to specifically identify you. We also receive certain Non-Personal Data (including, without limitation, of the type set forth above) from various third parties. The Non-Personal Data we collect from third parties may be combined with the information we collect as specified herein.
4. Our Use of Information That We Collect
a. Specific Reason: If you provide Personal Data for a certain reason, we may use the Personal Data in connection with the reason for which it was provided. For instance, if you contact us by email, we will use the Personal Data you provide to answer your question or to attempt to resolve your issue and will respond to the email address from which the contact came.
b. Access and Use: If you provide Personal Data in order to obtain access to or use of the Services or any functionality thereof, we will use your Personal Data to provide you with access to or use of the Services or functionality and to monitor your use of such Services or functionality. For instance, if you supply Payment Information to the Services for the purpose of purchasing goods or services offered via the Services, we will use that information to facilitate such purchase or process such payments.
c. Internal Business Purposes: We may use your Personal Data for internal business purposes including without limitation to help us improve the content and functionality of the Services, to better understand our users, to improve the Services, to protect against, identify or address fraudulent activities, to enforce our Terms of Service, to manage your account and provide you with customer service and to generally manage the Services and our business.
d. Marketing: We may use your Personal Data to contact you in the future for certain marketing and advertising purposes, including without limitation to inform you about services or offers which may be of interest to you, to develop promotional or marketing materials and provide those materials to you, and to display content and advertising on or off the Services which may be of relevance to you. If you wish to change or update your PI or to change your subscription preferences, you may do so by contacting us at any of the addresses provided above.
If we intend to use any Personal Data in any manner that is not specified herein, we will inform you of such anticipated use prior to or at the time at which the Personal Data is collected or we will obtain your consent subsequent to such collection but prior to such use. In short, we will honor the choices youve made regarding your Personal Data and will inform you about any other intended uses of such information.
4.2. Non-Personal Data. Non-Personal Data does not and cannot be used to personally identify you. Accordingly, we may use such information for any lawful purpose.
5. Our Disclosure of Information That We Collect
5.1. Personal Data. We are not in the business of selling Personal Data. We consider this information to be a vital part of our relationship with you. There may be, however, certain circumstances in which we may disclose, transfer or otherwise share your Personal Data with certain third parties without further notice to you, as set forth below:
c. Agents, Consultants and Related Third Parties: We, like many businesses, sometimes engage other companies to perform certain business-related functions on our behalf so that we can focus on our core business. Examples of such functions include mailing information, e-commerce and order fulfillment, maintaining databases and processing payments. When we engage another company to perform these (or other) functions, we may provide them with information, including Personal Data, in connection with their performance of such functions. We will retain only those third-party service providers adhere to the same or similar privacy standards that we do.
e. Legal Requirements: We may disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law (including, without limitation responding to a subpoena or request from law enforcement, court or government agency) or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary (i) to comply with a legal obligation, (ii) to protect or defend our rights, interests or property or that of other customers or users, (iii) to act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Services or the public or (iv) to protect against legal liability as determined in our sole and unfettered discretion.
5.2 Non-Personal Data. Because Non-Personal Data cannot be used to personally identify you, we may disclose, transfer or share Non-Personal Data for any lawful purpose.
6. Your Choices.
You have several choices available when it comes to your Personal Data. We will honor the choices you make regarding your Personal Data. You can use the Services and limit the Personal Data you provide. If you choose to limit the Personal Data you provide, you may not be able to use certain functionalities of the Services. For instance, in order to purchase goods and services on the Sites, payment and shipping information must necessarily be provided.
9. Links to Other Web Sites.
10. Storage and Security.
We may store Personal Data or such information may be included in databases owned and maintained by our affiliates, agents or third party service providers. We take all commercially reasonable steps to protect the security and confidentiality of all Personal Data provided via the Services from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, inadvertent disclosure, alteration and/or destruction. However, no internet or email transmission is ever fully secure or error free. In particular, email sent to or from the Services may not be secure. Therefore, you should take special care in deciding what information you send to us via email. Please keep this in mind when disclosing any Personal Data via the internet or by email.
We do not and will not, at any time, request your Personal Data or other personal information in a non-secure or unsolicited email or telephone communication. Identity theft and the practice currently known as "phishing" are of great concern to us. Safeguarding information to help protect you from identity theft is one of our priorities. For more information about phishing, visit the Federal Trade Commission at http://222.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/alerts/alt127.pdf .
12. International Privacy Laws.
13. Other Terms and Conditions.
Your access to and use of the Services is subject to the Terms of Service
15. Your California Privacy Rights & Requests for Information.
Pursuant to Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code, residents of California can obtain certain information about the types of Personal Data that companies with whom they have an established business relationship have shared with third parties for direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year. In particular, the law provides that companies must inform consumers about the categories of Personal Data that have been shared with third parties for direct marketing purposes, the names and addresses of those third parties, and examples of the types of services or products marketed by those third parties. To request a copy of the information disclosure provided by BowTied pursuant to Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code, please contact us via the Contact page on our Sites.
Please allow thirty (30) days for a response.
You have the right to request a copy of the Personal Data that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your Personal Data, please contact us via the addresses specified herein. We want to make sure that your information is accurate and up-to-date. You may ask us to correct or remove information which you think is inaccurate.
Last updated as of February 18, 2013