Our Privacy Commitment to You
EU-U.S. Privacy Shield
The Wedding Shoppe participates in and has certified its compliance with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. The Wedding Shoppe is committed to subjecting all personal data received from European Union (EU) member countries, in reliance on the Privacy Shield Framework, to the Framework’s applicable Principles. To learn more about the Privacy Shield Framework, visit the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Privacy Shield List. [https://www.privacyshield.gov/list]
The Wedding Shoppe is responsible for the processing of personal data it receives, under the Privacy Shield Framework, and subsequently transfers to a third party acting as an agent on its behalf. The Wedding Shoppe complies with the Privacy Shield Principles for all onward transfers of personal data from the EU, including the onward transfer liability provisions.
With respect to personal data received or transferred pursuant to the Privacy Shield Framework, is subject to the regulatory enforcement powers of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. In certain situations, The Wedding Shoppe may be required to disclose personal data in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.
If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should first contact our privacy staff at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have an unresolved privacy or data use concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily, please contact our U.S.-based third party dispute resolution provider (free of charge) at https://feedback-form.truste.com/watchdog/request.
Under certain conditions, more fully described on the Privacy Shield website [https://www.privacyshield.gov/article?id=How-to-Submit-a-Complaint], you may invoke binding arbitration when other dispute resolution procedures have been exhausted.
What Information Do We Collect?
We collect information that you provide on this website, through in-store registration and in-store promotions. 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.
We may receive information about you from other sources, including third parties participating in wedding fairs, or designer websites from whom we have obtain data, and combine this data with information we already have about you. This helps us to update, expand and analyze our records, identify new customers, and provide products and services that may be of interest to you. If you provide us personal information about others, or if others give us your information, we will only use that information for the specific reason for which it was provided to us.
Examples of the types of personal information that may be obtained from third parties and combined with information we already have about you, may include:
- Marketing data about our customers from third parties that is combined with information we already have about you, to create more tailored advertising and products.
We may also collect, from you, the following personal information about your contacts:
- Name and email address, in order to refer our products or services; and
- Name of the Bride and/or Fiancé when booking an appointment
When you provide us with personal information about your contacts we will only use this information for the specific reason for which it is provided.
If you believe that one of your contacts has provided us with your personal information and you would like to request that it be removed from our database, please contact us at email@example.com.
WeddingShoppeInc.com does not knowingly collect or solicit personally 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 will automatically delete the information about the child from our files.
Technologies such as cookies or similar technologies are used by the Wedding Shoppe and our partners, affiliates, or analytics or service providers (e.g., Google Analytics, Google Adwords, etc.). These technologies are used in analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movements around the site, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies on an individual as well as aggregated basis.
As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information may include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data.
We may combine this automatically collected log information with other information we collect about you. We do this to improve services we offer you, marketing, analytics, or site functionality.
We partner with a third party to either display advertising on our website or to manage our advertising on other sites. Our third party partner may use technologies such as cookies to gather information about your activities on this site and other sites in order to provide you with advertising based upon your browsing activities and interests. If you wish to not have this information used for the purpose of serving you interest-based ads, you may opt-out here http://preferences-mgr.truste.com/ (or if located in the European Union http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/). Please note this does not opt you out of being served ads. You will continue to receive generic ads.
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 last initial, photographs, wedding story, wedding date and location, and dress style after first obtaining your expressed 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you choose to request information from us or participate in a promotional or marketing program available on the website, such as wishlist 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, 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.
Some of our pages utilize framing techniques to serve content from our partners while preserving the look and feel of our site. Please be aware that you are providing your personal information to these third parties and not to WeddingShoppeInc.com.
Will We Disclose Information Collected to Outside Parties?
Contractors: We engage other companies, consultants, and individuals to perform business functions on our behalf, including filling orders, customer service, 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.
Law Enforcement: We may be required to disclose user information pursuant to lawful requests, such as subpoenas, bankruptcy proceedings or other similar legal process. 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 its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our website of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information.
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 with the option to share certain personal information with us such as your name and E-mail address to pre-populate our sign-up form. Services like Facebook give you the option to post information about your activities on this website to your profile page to share with others within your network.
How Can You Review or Remove Information We Collect?
At any time, you can 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 email@example.com, or by contacting us by telephone or postal mail with the contact information listed below. We will respond to your request within 10 business days.
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, by E-mailing our customer service at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by contacting us via 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.
We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. 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 customers’ 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 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/secure_sockets_layer.
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the E-mail addresses submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your E-mail address, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
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 E-mail addresses we collect.
If you have any questions about security on our website, you can send email us at email@example.com.
What Should I Know About Disclosing Personally Identifiable Information on Other Websites?
Contacting this Website
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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