Effective and Last Modified on July 15, 2014.
Other than simply browsing our website, there are a variety of other ways information may be collected from you as you use our website:
We also collect non-personally identifiable information from you through the use of technology, which may include "cookies" and pixel tags (or clear "gifs"). Because of the nature of such technology, it may not be apparent to you that such non-personally identifiable information is being collected. For example, our web server will typically collect the number and frequency of visitors to each web page and the lengths of their stays, browser type, referrer data that identifies the web page visited prior and subsequent to visiting the Site, and IP addresses.
An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to you whenever you access the Internet and is often associated with the place where you enter the Internet like your ISP (Internet Service Provider), your company, or your university. This IP address may be the same each time you access the Internet or it may change. We may associate your IP address with the personally identifiable information you provide. In addition, we may use your IP address to identify you in cooperation with internet service providers or law enforcement at their request or when we feel necessary to protect the site or the public.
"Cookies" are pieces of information that a web site sends to your computer and puts on your computer's hard drive while you are viewing the web site. "Cookies" tell us how often someone visits our Site and the activities they conduct while on our Site (such as the places you visited, etc.). "Cookies" can also be used to store personal preferences for your convenience and to track user trends and patterns. The information collected by "cookies" can help us better understand and improve areas of this Site and our products that our users find valuable. Cookies alone do not tell us your e-mail address or other personally identifiable information. Nevertheless, once you choose to provide us with personally identifiable information, we may combine it with information collected by the cookie. Your browser software can be set to reject all "cookies" or to warn you each time a cookie is being sent. You do this through your browser (e.g., Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser's Help menu to learn the correct way to reject "cookies" or receive warnings about "cookies." If you reject our "cookies," some of our Site's functionality may not work properly.
The Site or our e-mail messages may also use pixel tags, which are also called clear "gifs" (or similar technologies as they become available), which are small graphic images that allow the party that set the pixel tag to monitor and collect certain information about the viewer of a web page, web-based document or e-mail message, such as the type of browser requesting the pixel tag, the IP address of the computer that the pixel tag is sent to and the time the pixel tag was viewed. We use the information collected by pixel tags for a variety of internal purposes, such as targeting future advertising campaigns, upgrading visitor information used in reporting statistics, and to count how many e-mail messages that we sent were actually read. We may combine the information we collect in this way with your personally identifiable information. Third-party advertisers or content providers on this Site may also set their own "cookies" or pixel tags. Brides Across America, Inc. does not control these third parties' use of these technologies or how they manage the information they gather through them.
Brides Across America, Inc. uses personally identifiable information to complete transactions, respond to requests about our products, programs and services, respond to your inquiries, notify you if you've won one any contests, contact you in connection with your account, provide you with relevant content and information, or for other purposes disclosed at the time you provide your personally identifiable information.
If you do not opt-out of receiving information from the Site, we use the information collected to communicate with you and to promote Brides Across America’s products. For example, we may use such information to send you e-mail updates and newsletters about our products, to offer you other products, programs or services that we believe may be of interest to you, including e-mails, or to send you e-mail promotions and special offers from us, our advertisers, third-party business partners, or other third parties.
We use non-personally identifiable information that we collect or that is collected by Google Analytics for internal purposes, such as to analyze Site usage and movement, to improve the design, content and offerings of our Site and to personalize your Internet experience. We may share non-personally identifiable information about our users, such as aggregate statistics, with advertisers, third party business partners and other third parties.
Disclosure to Service Providers, Operations and Maintenance Contractors We may contract with third-party service providers that perform services on our behalf including, without limitation, facilitating some aspects of the services necessary to operate and maintain this Site, sending e-mail, promotions, and advertising. These third party vendors may be supplied with or granted access to personally identifiable information for the purpose of providing these services to us or on our behalf.
On occasion, we offer promotions --or contests--by ourselves or in conjunction with a third party sponsor. If you choose to enter a contest, or other promotion, your personally identifiable information may be disclosed to third parties in connection with the administration of such promotion, including, without limitation, in connection with winner selection, prize fulfillment, and as required by law, such as on a winners list. Winners' information, such as name, city and state may be posted on the Site. Also, by entering a contest, you are agreeing to the official rules that govern such promotions. These rules may dictate specific obligations such as allowing the sponsor(s) of the promotion to use your name, voice, or likeness in advertising or marketing associated with a contest. Any personally identifiable information collected solely in connection with participation in a sweepstakes will not be used in connection with surveys or polls.
User Information may be transferred in connection with the sale, merger, transfer, exchange, or other disposition (whether of assets, stock, or otherwise) of all or a portion of a business of Brides Across America, Inc. or its subsidiaries, or as the result of other fundamental corporate change.
Third parties may supply content or offer goods, services and other materials to you on this Site. In the course of doing so, those third parties may set cookies or use pixel tags. Your correspondence and business dealings with advertisers or other third parties found on or through the Web Sites including, but not limited to, the payment and delivery of goods and services, and any terms, conditions, warranties and representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and the third party. You agree that we will not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or the offering of such goods, services, and other materials on this Site. Descriptions of, or references to, products or publications within this Site do not imply endorsement of that product or publication.
To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed. If you provide us with your credit card information, the information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and stored with a 256 encryption. Although no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, we follow all PCI-DSS requirements and implement additional generally accepted industry standards.
This Site is operated in the United States. If you are located in the European Union, Canada or elsewhere outside of the United States please be aware that any information you provide to us will be collected in and transferred to the United States. By using this Site or providing us with your information, you consent to this transfer.
If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.