privacy policy

Wedbuddy Free Wedding Websites
Effective April 27, 2013

1. Commitment to Privacy

Wedbuddy, Inc. is committed to protecting your privacy and we have established this Privacy Policy to communicate to Users how their information is gathered, held and disseminated. The Privacy Policy guides our online conduct in the collection and use of all Personal Information. The Privacy Policy is an integral part of the Terms of Use which governs your use of the Service. A link to the Terms of Use is furnished at the bottom of each page of the Service. All capitalized terms not defined in this Privacy Policy shall have the meaning defined in the Terms of Use.

2. User Consent

By using the Service you agree to the collection and use of your information by us in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, do not use the Service.

3. Changes to the Privacy Policy

Wedbuddy, Inc. reserves the right to change the terms of this Privacy Policy. Any changes will be posted on this page, with the date of such change reflected as the effective date. We encourage you to check this page regularly. Your continued use of the Service following any changes to this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such changes.

4. Information Collection

4(a) Information You Provide

In order to access the Service, you are required to create an account by providing your full name and email address and creating a password. In addition, when you use certain features of the Service, we will collect and retain certain Personal Information that you actively give us or related to your specific activities, such as when you register for the Service, set up, visit or update a Personal Website, make a donation, or otherwise communicate with the Service. We may also collect demographic information that you provide to us, at your option, via surveys or otherwise, including your zip code, age, or gender, as well as information about your personal interests, site usage and preferences.

In order to create a Personal Website you are required to furnish the name and gender of the featured couple. At your choosing, you may also provide additional Personal Information such as guest list email addresses, User Submissions including photos and text in the form of journal and guest book entries. Users of the Service may use the Personal Websites to upload or add User Submissions. We will not review, share, distribute, print, or reference any such User Submission except as provided or permitted in the Terms of Use (or other similar agreement you may have with Wedbuddy, Inc.), or as may be required by law.

4(b) Information Collected Automatically

When you log in to the Service, Wedbuddy will create a browser cookie which enables the Service to know that you are already signed in. In addition, the Service will log your IP address at the time you sign in. We use IP addresses only for the purpose of preventing abuse to the Service such as from automated hacking.

5. How We Use Your Information

We may use your Personal Information for customer service, to provide you with information that you may request, to customize your experience on the Service and to tailor products, services, offers and information we may provide to you. For example, we may use your Personal Information in the following instances (including but not limited to, and if permitted in any privacy preferences you have provided):

  • • Respond to requests for information, services and/or products.
  • • Announce new Service features.
  • • Invite you to participate in surveys and provide feedback.
  • • Provide you with newsletters that offer important information and useful advice.
  • • Contact you regarding your use of the Service.
  • • Solicit your financial support for Wedbuddy.
  • • Develop a better understanding of your needs and interests.
  • • Enhance the Service Content, ease of use and functionality of the Service.
  • • Ensure security and prevent fraudulent activity.
  • • For any other purpose identified in any other agreement between Wedbuddy, Inc. and you.

5(a) Opt-Out Policy

When you register for a Wedbuddy account, you may be given the option to opt-out of being provided certain services. You may update your preferences on your account page or send a request to support@wedbuddy.com. Email messages will also provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of receiving information. Please note that changes to your preferences may not be effective immediately.

5(b) User Submissions

We do not use Personal Information contained in the User Submissions on Personal Websites and in account profiles other than to provide our Service to Users. We do not, nor do we have the obligation to, monitor the User Submissions of every Personal Website; however, we reserve the right to monitor Personal Websites based on random checks or to respond to a complaint of misuse. Consistent with the Terms of Use, we reserve the right to delete any item of User Submissions or any Personal Website at our sole discretion.

6. How We Share Information with Third Parties

We will not disclose Personal Information except as provided for or permitted under the Privacy Policy, the Terms of Use, and any similar agreement you may have with Wedbuddy, Inc.

6(a) Third Party Service Providers

Wedbuddy may use third party agents, contractors, suppliers and vendors ("Service Providers") to help operate our business and the Service or administer activities on our behalf and may share your information with these Service Providers for those limited purposes. Such services may include, but are not limited to, technology services, data analysis, content, marketing, customer service, and processing payments (including credit card payments). We currently use Google App Engine, Yahoo, Gmail and Facebook as our primary Service Providers.

Wedbuddy utilizes Google App Engine as the technical infrastructure for building and hosting the Service. Please find their privacy policy at the following website: http://code.google.com/appengine/privacy.html

6(b) Sponsors and Partners

We may share aggregated, non-personally identifiable information with other parties including third party sponsors, partners to illustrate trends and patterns. Additionally, we may share the information of users who are utilizing the Service.

6(c) Legal Compliance and Protection of Rights

We may disclose your Personal Information when we, in good faith, determine it is necessary to (a) comply with the legal process; (b) enforce the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy; (c) respond to claims that any User Submission violates the rights of third-parties; or (d) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Wedbuddy, its Users and/or the public. Such circumstances may include suspected fraud, harm, abuse, illegal conduct, threats, violation of the Privacy Policy, Terms of Use and/or other similar agreement, and threat to the security of Wedbuddy's Service.

7. Reviewing, Correcting and Updating Personal Information

If you would like to review, update, change or delete Personal Information which we have collected from you, you can (1) go to the "Settings" page once you have logged on to the Service, or (2) send an email to support@wedbuddy.com, or (3) send mail to:

	Wedbuddy, Inc.
	Attn: Privacy Coordinator
	364 East Main St., Suite 670
	Middle Town, DE 19709
						

We will use reasonable efforts to respond to requests in a reasonable time frame; however, note that changes to your preferences may not be effective immediately. Additionally, please note that previously provided Personal Information may remain within our system in areas including records, databases, and access logs after it has been updated or deleted on the Service, in conformance with its data retention policy. Furthermore, we are not obligated to update or remove Personal Information located on the systems of third parties who have been provided such information as permitted by this Privacy Policy.

We reserve the right to request a username, password, and/or additional information to ensure that Personal Information is available only to the person who provided it.

8. Children's Personal Information

The Service is not intended for use by children. We will not knowingly collect any Personal Information from Users who are under the age of 13. If you are under 13 years of age, you should not create an account or provide Personal Information on the Service. If we later obtain actual knowledge that a User is under 13 years of age, we will take steps to remove that User's Personal Information from our systems. If you are the parent or guardian of a child whom you believe has disclosed Personal Information to Wedbuddy, please contact us at support@wedbuddy.com so that we may take appropriate action. If you are a parent or guardian of a child under the age of 13 whom you would like to have access to the Service, you may let them use an account you have created with your supervision. Children under the age of 18 are not permitted to create or maintain their own Personal Websites - a parent or guardian must register and take responsibility for any Personal Website created for a person under 18 years of age.

9. Security

Protecting your information is important to Wedbuddy. We have implemented reasonable technological and administrative policies and procedures to protect your Personal Information and User Submissions. Personal Information and User Submissions are stored in password-controlled servers accessible to our staff on a limited need-to-know basis. Individuals who have been granted access to Personal Information are aware of their responsibility to protect the security and confidentiality of that information, and have been provided with training or instructions on how to do so. We use industry standard technology to protect the security of your Personal Information and User Submissions such as firewall protection and restriction of access to its database; however, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while Wedbuddy is committed to protecting your Personal Information and User Submissions, we cannot ensure or warrant that the Personal Information and User Submissions you provide will not be released, misappropriated or lost by accident or by the unauthorized acts of others. You use the Service at your own risk.

10. Links to Third Party Sites

The Service may contain links to third party websites, including, among others, other third parties and companies whose trademarks may appear on the Service. We are not responsible or liable for and do not endorse the privacy practices or the services, content, advertising or other features of the websites to which it links. Your use of any third party website is not subject to the terms of this Privacy Policy; your use of such websites is subject to the privacy policy, terms of use, and other agreements of the owners of those websites.

11. Questions or Comments

support@wedbuddy.com

or:

	Wedbuddy, Inc.
	364 East Main St., Suite 670
	Middle Town, DE 19709
						

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