PRIVACY AND COOKIES POLICY
Effective Date: 16 August 2016
Last Updated: 16 August 2016
THE INFORMATION CHIC WEDDINGS COLLECTS
HOW CHIC WEDDINGS COLLECTS YOUR INFORMATION
We collect your Personal Information when you:
Create an account on the Site or register to use the Service;
Register or purchase a product or service, either directly or by using your social networking credentials on the Site or Service or a third-party website;
Participate in our surveys, promotions and competitions;
Interact with us on various social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, etc.;
Post information to the Site or Service that includes Personal Information, for example, by posting in a chat room or on a blog post;
Communicate with us, for example, by submitting queries regarding the Site or the Service, interacting with our customer support, marketing or sales teams, or requesting additional information from us, including newsletters or other marketing materials; and
Sign up, in person or online, for events or programs that are run by us or by the third party organizations that we partner with.
COOKIES, AUTOMATIC DATA COLLECTION AND RELATED TECHNOLOGIES
Cookies are small text files that include a unique reference code placed on a visitors’ device to store their preferences and sometimes track information. A number of cookies we use last only for the duration of your web session and expire when you close your browser. Other cookies are used to remember you when you return to our Site or Service and will last for longer. Some cookies are necessary to enable you to move around the Site and use the Service such as accessing the secure areas of the Site, and they enable us to provide you with the Services you have requested. “Performance cookies” collect aggregated, anonymous, statistical information on how visitors use our Site and Service. We use this information to make improvements to the Site and our Service and to enhance your overall experience. Other cookies, called “functionality cookies,” allow the Site and Service to remember choices you make such as your user name when you login to your account or the language or region you are in. They may also be used to help you watch a video or comment on a blog and are intended to improve your online experience.
We and our third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies and third-party cookies to gather information about the pages visited through our advertising partners, both on our Site as well as other websites that you visit, so as to place you in a “market segment.” This information is then used by us and our third-party vendors to serve interest-based advertisements when you visit our Site and other websites. Without these cookies, advertisements you encounter will be less relevant to you and to your interests.
We may also use Google Analytics Advertising Features including Google Analytics Remarketing to advertise across websites, Demographics and Interest Reporting and AdWords and AdSense integrations to collect data about our Site traffic via advertising cookies and anonymous identifiers. We do not facilitate the merging of Personal Information with non-personally identifiable information previously collected through any Google advertising product. Google may serve ads across other websites that you visit based upon your past visits to our Site, and may also serve our advertisements on other websites. Site visitors can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads using the Ad Settings found at https://www.google.com/settings/u/0/ads?hl=en. You can also opt-out of Google Analytics tracking with the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on found at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.
Most computer and some mobile web browsers automatically accept cookies but, if you prefer, you can use your browser to notify you each time a cookie is set or to block and delete cookies from your browser. However, please note that if you do that, the Site and Service may not work properly and you may not be able to take full advantage of the Site or our Service. You can learn more about cookies by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org which includes additional useful information on cookies and how to block cookies using different types of browsers.
In addition to cookies, we may use the following similar technologies:
Pixel Gifs/web beacons: These are small image files that may be placed by us or third parties on the Site or Service, or within the body of our newsletters so we or third parties can understand which parts of the Site and Service are visited or whether particular content is of interest.
NOTICE TO APPLICANTS
HOW CHIC WEDDINGS USES YOUR INFORMATION
We use Personal Information in the following ways:
To identify you and your account and to enable you to register to use the Service;
To provide our Site and its content to you and to enhance users’ experience;
To provide and facilitate the Service;
To respond to your communications and to send you information that you request or agree to receive, via regular or electronic mail, text message, or other marketing channels;
To notify you about changes to our Site, Service or practices;
To improve the functionality of the Site or Service, customer service and for other internal business purposes;
To monitor the Site and Service for security purposes;
To display content to you, including advertisements, on social media channels (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.); and
To send you advertisements or other marketing materials via email, text message or other marketing channels about other programs, promotions or services (or those of our affiliates), including our newsletter, that we think may be of interest to you if you have requested or agreed to receive such information, or where we are otherwise permitted by local law to contact you for these purposes.
How to opt-out of future communications.
If you do not want us to contact you with marketing communications or other information regarding our products and services (or if you agreed to be contacted for such purposes at the point Personal Information was collected by us but you no longer wish to be contacted or have your information used in such way), you can let us know by following the unsubscribe instructions on any communications sent to you. You can also unsubscribe at any time by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that if you have registered an account on the Site or Service, we reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to your account, your registration, and your use of the Site and Service such as messages relating to account management, customer service and system maintenance. These transactional account messages may be unaffected if you choose to opt-out of marketing communications.
Payments are made through our secure payment solutions providers or by wire transfer. You will be providing debit or credit card information directly to our payment solutions providers that operate a secure server to process payment details, encrypting your credit/debit card information and authorizing payment. Information that you supply to our payment solutions providers is not stored by us or within our control, and is subject to each of our payment solutions providers’ own privacy policies and terms and conditions.
Social Networking and Other Websites. The Site or Service may allow you to post information to social networking websites. We do not share your information with such social networking website unless you direct the Site or Service to share it. The use of the information by such social networking websites will be governed by their privacy policies, and we do not control their use of the shared data.
As Required By Law and Similar Disclosures. We may access, preserve, and disclose your Personal Information, other account information, usage information and device identifier (including IP address), and content if we believe doing so is required or appropriate to: comply with law enforcement requests and legal process, such as a court order, warrant or subpoena; respond to your requests; enforce our Site or Service, or other applicable policies; or protect yours, ours or others’ rights, property, or safety. Unless prohibited by law or court order, or unless we determine in our sole discretion that notification is inappropriate under the circumstances, we will take all reasonable steps to notify all affected users of the request for information or intended disclosure prior to disclosure.
Merger, Sale, or Other Asset Transfers. If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, financing due diligence, reorganization, bankruptcy, receivership, sale of company assets, or transition of service to another provider, your information, including Personal Information, may be sold or transferred as part of such a transaction as permitted by law and/or contract. We cannot control how such entities may use or disclose such information.
With Your Consent. We may also disclose your information, including your Personal Information, where you have specifically provided your consent for the disclosure.
SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION
The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of our Site or the Service, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone. We urge you to be careful about giving out information in public areas of the Site or the Service like message boards. The information you share in public areas may be viewed by any user of the Site or the Service.
Unfortunately, no electronic data transmission or storage of information can be guaranteed to be completely secure or error free and we cannot warrant or guarantee the security of any Personal Information transmitted to our Site or Service. Any transmission of Personal Information is at your own risk.
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