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Privacy Policy

Smarter Weddings is committed to protecting your privacy and providing a safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Smarter Weddings Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Smarter Weddings website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Smarter Weddings may interactively collect and store personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, website, home or work address or telephone number. Smarter Weddings may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Smarter Weddings. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Smarter Weddings for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Smarter Weddings Web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Smarter Weddings comments and public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Smarter Weddings does not read any of your private online communications.

Smarter Weddings encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Smarter Weddings so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Smarter Weddings is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Smarter Weddings and Smarter Weddings family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

Smarter Weddings collects and uses your personal information to operate the Smarter Weddings Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Smarter Weddings also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Smarter Weddings and its affiliates. Smarter Weddings may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Smarter Weddings does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Smarter Weddings may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Smarter Weddings may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Smarter Weddings, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Smarter Weddings does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Smarter Weddings keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Smarter Weddings, in order to determine what Smarter Weddings services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Smarter Weddings to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Smarter Weddings Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Smarter Weddings or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Smarter Weddings; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Smarter Weddings, or the public.

Advertising

Smarter Weddings uses advertising revenue to help cover the costs of providing products and services. Some or all of this advertising is provided by third party advertising companies, which serve ads when you visit our Web site. These third-party companies may use nonpersonal identifying information about your visits to this Web site in order to provide advertisements that may be of interest to you. Google Adsense may be one of these third party advertising companies used to serve ads during your use of Smarter Weddings services. Please review Google's Advertising and Privacy Policy for more information about their practices and your rights.

Use of Cookies

The Smarter Weddings Web site use cookies to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Smarter Weddings pages, or register with Smarter Weddings site or services, a cookie helps Smarter Weddings to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Smarter Weddings Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Smarter Weddings features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Smarter Weddings services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

Smarter Weddings secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Smarter Weddings secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

Smarter Weddings will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Smarter Weddings encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Smarter Weddings is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Smarter Weddings welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Smarter Weddings has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Smarter Weddings using our contact form. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.