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Weddingshoppeinc.com Privacy Policy
This Privacy Policy covers the website www.weddingshoppeinc.com and is effective as of December 26, 2013.
Our Privacy Commitment To You
This Privacy Policy is designed to maintain your trust and confidence, help you understand how we collect, use and protect personally-identifiable information you decide to share, and help you make informed decisions about how you may access, correct, or delete this information. By using or accessing weddingshoppeinc.com, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.
Weddingshoppeinc.com has been awarded TRUSTe’s Privacy Seal signifying that this privacy policy and practices have been reviewed by TRUSTe for compliance with TRUSTe’s program requirements including transparency, accountability and choice regarding the collection and use of your personal information.  The TRUSTe program does not cover information that may be collected through downloadable software. The TRUSTe program covers only information that is collected through this Web site, www.weddingshoppeinc.com and does not cover information that may be collected through our mobile site. TRUSTe's mission, as an independent third party, is to accelerate online trust among consumers and organizations globally through its leading privacy Trustmark and innovative trust solutions. If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should first contact our privacy staff at webmaster@weddingshoppeinc.com.  If you are not satisfied with our response you can contact TRUSTe here.
EU Safe Harbor Participation
Weddingshoppeinc.com complies with the U.S. – E.U.  Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use and retention of personal data from the European Union member countries.  Weddingshoppeinc.com has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement.  To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view Weddingshoppeinc.com certification, please visit https://export.gov/safeharbor.
What Information Do We Collect?
We collect information that you provide on this website, through in-store registration, and through other sources, such as events, in-store promotions, and wedding fairs.  For example, if you choose to place an order or subscribe to certain features available through this website, you must first complete the registration form.  During registration you are required to provide personal information, such as your name and e-mail address. We use this information as listed below in “How Do We Use The Information We Collect?”  If you place an order, we will require your first and last names, billing and shipping addresses, a telephone number for both billing and shipping addresses, e-mail address and credit card number.  Additionally, if you contact our customer service, we will ask for your name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number, and any other necessary information needed to assist your request.
Email this Item
If you choose to use our referral service to email an item to a friend, we will ask you for your friend’s name and email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the site. The Wedding Shoppe stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email.
Children Under Age 13
Weddingshoppeinc.com does not knowingly collect or solicit personal identifiable information from anyone under 13. Please do not attempt to register or send any information about yourself to us. If a child has provided this website with personally identifiable information, we ask that a parent or guardian please send us an email at webmaster@weddingshoppeinc.com and we will delete the information about the child from our files.
Information That Is Automatically Collected
We use a third party advertising consultant to increase this website’s visibility, and we may collect non-identifying information about your visits for the purpose of improving this website. For example, we may keep track of how you were directed to this website, how you navigate through the website, which products you browse, and which products you purchase. To accomplish this tracking, we use automatic technology such as cookies and search engine analytics.
Personally-identifiable information is not collected by our website. Our website uses cookies to help customize our website and retain your password so you do not have to re-enter it each time you visit the website. Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive.  We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies.  We use session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our website. A session ID cookie expires when you close you browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time.  We set a persistent cookie to store your passwords, so you do not have to enter it more than once.  Persistent cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our website (Such as products recently viewed). We do this through advertising tools such as Google Adwords and Adwords Remarketing.
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies.  If you do not wish to permit the placement of cookies on your computer, most web browsers have a feature which will allow you to block cookies.  You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser’s “help” file.  If you reject cookies, you may still use our website, but your ability to use some areas of our website, such as contests or surveys, may be limited. If you choose to accept cookies, you can later opt out of accepting cookies by following the procedures in “How Can You Review Or Remove Information We Collect?” below.
The use of cookies by our, tracking utility company and service providers such as Google, Facebook Addthis.com, Taleo and YouTube is not covered by our privacy policy.  We do not have access or control over these cookies.  Our  tracking utility company and service providers use session ID cookies [to make it easier for you to navigate our site, in order for you to use the shopping cart, etc.]
We may also collect certain non-identifying information about visitors to this website, including but not limited to the identity of their internet browsers, types of operating systems, and locations and the domain names of their internet service providers.
We use Google Adwords to employ a software technology called clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs), that help us better manage content on our site by informing us what content is effective.  Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of Web users.  In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on Web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. We do not tie the information gathered by clear gifs to our customers’ personally identifiable information.   To learn more about our advertising company’s use of clear gifs, please go to https://www.google.com/adwords/
We use clear gifs in our HTML-based emails to let us know which emails have been opened by recipients.  This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns.  If you would like to opt-out of these emails, please see “How can you review or remove information we collect.”
How Do We Use The Information We Collect?
Online: We use your personal information to accept, confirm, acknowledge, process, fulfill and ship your orders. Our customer service department may use this information to communicate with you concerning your order.  Your credit card information will be electronically stored and processed on a secure server (Secure Socket Layer - SSL Technology), which allows us to bill your credit card company.  We also verify credit card purchases through a third-party credit card processor.
Optional Features: We post customer testimonials on our website which may contain the customer’s first name and last initial.  If you choose to submit a testimonial, we may use your first name and initial, photographs, wedding story, wedding date and location, and dress style after first obtaining your express permission via e-mail to post these items.  We will not share any other personally-identifiable information as part of the testimonial. You may request that we remove your testimonials by contacting our customer service at info@weddingshoppeinc.com.
If you choose to request information from us or participate in a promotional or marketing program available on the website, such as wish list favorites, contests, sales promotions, newsletters, wedding events and fairs, and in-store registration, we may ask for your name, address, phone number, and other information.  Supplying this information is strictly voluntary. We also periodically send an e-mail newsletter.  If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter(s), we will use your name and e-mail address to send the newsletter to you.  Out of respect for your privacy, we provide you a way to unsubscribe to the newsletter.  Please see the “Choice and Opt-out” section for details.
Other Business Purposes
We may also use aggregate non-identifying information and automatic information concerning our customer website navigation, access, and browsing and purchase activities to improve this website, and for internal marketing, advertising, and other business research purposes.
Public Forums
Our Web site offers publicly accessible blogs or community forums. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. To request removal of your personal information from our blog or community forum, contact us at info@weddingshoppe.com.  In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.
Will We Disclose Information Collected To Outside Parties?
Third Parties: weddingshoppeinc.com DOES NOT sell, trade, or rent your personally-identifiable information to third parties such as marketers or other electric commerce providers, or any other third party, for their promotional purposes.
Contractors: We engage other companies, consultants, and individuals to perform business functions on our behalf, including filling orders, delivering packages, sending packages and mailers, maintaining customers lists, conducting data analysis for website optimization and marketing, and processing payments (including credit card processing). The personal information we provide is only used to perform those specific duties and functions.
Ad Agencies/Consultants: We may share non-identifiable information in aggregate form. For example, we may inform an ad agency or a consultant that a certain number of individuals visited a specific section of the website and/or that certain individuals were from a particular zip code. This information is used to improve the website, and we will not disclose any information that could be used to specifically identify any individual.
Law Enforcement: We may be required to disclose user information pursuant to lawful requests, such as subpoenas or court orders. Additionally, we may share personally-identifiable information when we believe it necessary to comply with the law, to enforce the Terms and Conditions of this website, or to protect our interests or rights, property, and safety of weddingshoppeinc.com   employees and customers.
Merger, acquisition or sale of Weddingshoppeinc.com assets: If Weddingshoppeinc.com is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or portion of it’s assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Web site of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information.
Linked Websites: Our website contains links which direct users to websites operated by third parties. Our Privacy Policy does not apply to other websites.  If you choose to click on one of these links, you will be directed to the website operated by a third party.  Any information that you submit at these websites are submitted directly by you to these third parties and will be governed by that third party’s privacy practices and procedures. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of these third parties.
Social Media Widgets: Our Web site includes Social Media Features, such as the Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+ button and Widgets, such as the Google Plus button or interactive mini-programs that run on our site. These Features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the Feature to function properly. Social Media Features and Widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Site. Your interactions with these Features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.
Single Sign-On: You can log in to our site using sign-in services such as Facebook. This service will authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share certain personal information with us such as your name and email address to pre-populate our sign up form.  Services like Facebook gives you the option to post information about your activities on this Web site to your profile page to share with others within your network.
How Can You Review Or Remove Information We Collect?
You can at any time review and update your personal information, including your name, billing or shipping addresses, e-mail address, telephone numbers and payment method, by accessing the My Account and Registry Area sections of this website. If your personally-identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may correct, update, delete or deactivate it by making the change on our member information page, by e-mailing a customer service representative at info@weddingshoppeinc.com, or by contacting us by telephone or postal mail at the contact information listed below. We will respond to your request within 10 business days.
You can opt out of our use of cookies as described in “Automatic Information,” above.  You cannot access or change other non-identifying information that we collect in aggregate or an automatic basis from visitors to our website.
If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter or promotional materials, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each newsletter or communication or by e-mailing our customer service at info@weddingshoppeinc.com or at the address and phone numbers listed below.  We also offer an opportunity to opt-out of certain communications on the My Account and Registry Area pages of this website.
Data Retention
We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services contact us at info@weddingshoppeinc.com . We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
How Do We Protect And Secure Customer Information And Credit Card Information?
We are dedicated to protecting our customer's personal information we collect. To prevent unauthorized access to maintain and ensure the correct use of information, we have established physical, electronic, and managerial security protocol and procedures. Our servers are located in a secured area with cameras. The server protects access by unauthorized means by use of firewalls.
Credit card information is located on a secure server behind a firewall. When you enter sensitive information such as a credit card number we encrypt that information using Secure Socket Layer Technology (SSL). To learn more about SSL, go to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/secure_sockets_layer.
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the email address submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your email address, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If we make material changes to the way we use your email address or change our email practices, we will post those changes to this Privacy Policy, the homepage, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose such information.
Secure transmission is not used for our product pages, general website information, testimonials, or registry, but we do use other means such as firewalls to safeguard confidentiality of this information. Although we cannot guarantee against any loss, misuse, unauthorized disclosure, alteration, or destruction of data, we try to prevent such unfortunate occurrences.  Please be aware that no method of transmission or electronic storage provides certainty of security. We therefore cannot guarantee absolute security of the personal information and email addresses we collect.
If you have any questions about security on our Web site, you can send email us at info@weddingshoppeinc.com.
What Should I Know About Disclosing Personally-Identifiable Information On Other Websites?
Whenever you voluntarily disclose personally-identifiable information online, such as through e-mails, message boards or in chat rooms, that information can be collected and used by others. Additionally, the privacy policies of other websites will vary in how well your personal information is protected.  Certain websites may not implement a privacy policy. If you provide personally-identifiable information online that is accessible by the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties. It is ultimately your responsibility to maintain and protect your personally-identifiable information. Before you submit any personally-identifiable information, read the posted privacy policy of every website, whether you are linking from our website or browsing websites on your own.
You Consent To Terms and Conditions of This Privacy Policy, Including Any Future Revisions
Your use of weddingshoppeinc.com and any dispute arising from it is subject to this Privacy Policy as well as our Terms and Conditions and all of its dispute resolution provisions, including mandatory arbitration, limitations on damages and choice of law described in the Terms and Conditions. If we decide to change this Privacy Policy or our email practices, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, the home page, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.  We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time, so please review it frequently.  If we make material changes to this policy or the way we use your email address, we will notify you here, by e-mail, or by means of a notice on our home page.  Non-material changes and clarifications will take effect immediately, and material changes will take effect within 30 days of their posting on this website. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Policy applies to all information that we have about you and your account.
Contacting This Web Site
If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at info@weddingshoppeinc.com. You may also call our customer service department at 651-298-1144 in Minnesota, all other areas at 1-877-294-4991 or by mail at 1196 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
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