PRIVACY AND COMMUNICATIONS POLICY
This Privacy and Communications Policy ("Policy") is effective as of 01-26-2021.
This Policy sets forth how Rockford Bride, a(n) Wisconsin company ("we" or "us"), collects and uses the information you provide to us and certain other information that we automatically collect through your access and use of RockfordBride.com ("Website"), or through any communications with us. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT BY USING ANY PORTION OF THIS WEBSITE OR ANY SERVICES OFFERED ON THIS WEBSITE, SUCH USE SHALL INDICATE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND AND THAT YOU AGREE TO OUR COLLECTION AND USE OF THE INFORMATION PROVIDED BY YOU OR AUTOMATICALLY COLLECTED BY US, AS SET FORTH IN THIS POLICY.
If you have any general questions or concerns about this Policy, you may contact us by sending an email with your questions, comments or concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How We Collect Personal (Personally Identifiable) Information From You
There are a variety of ways in which you may submit certain personal information (personally identifiable information) on this Website. We collect the following specific items of personal information (collectively "Identity Information") that you submit through your use of this Website: your first and last name, your physical address, your phone number, your online contact information, photographs, videos, or audio files containing your image or voice and your email address.
We may ask our visitors for their email addresses and sometimes for their first and last names in order to provide any newsletters or other materials they have signed up to receive through this Website from time to time. When you provide this information to us, we collect and store this information and use it as specifically set forth in this Policy.
When you register to access and use the services or features offered through our Website, you will be asked to provide your Identity Information. We collect this information and use it as set forth in the remainder of this Policy.
We collect and store your email address and all Identity Information that you provide during the check-out process when you purchase any products or services sold through this Website. We use this information as set forth in the remainder of this Policy. All credit card or other billing information you submit is only used for payment processing or fraud prevention and we do not share or disclose your credit card or other billing information with third parties except with our third party payment processor. Any specific credit card or billing information will not be kept on our server logs longer than necessary in order to complete any single transaction, unless you elect that we retain your credit card information for future purchases, or pursuant to any recurring fees required to be paid pursuant to any product(s) we sell.
We may also ask that you provide certain demographic information to us through your use of this Website, which may include your age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, income level, profession and/or level of education (collectively "Demographic Information"). We reserve the right to collect and store any Demographic Information you submit to this Website. We will generally use this information internally to assist us analyze the profiles of who our Website users are and our web traffic in general. We also use, share and/or disclose this information in association with your Identity Information as stated in the remainder of this Policy.
User Comments and Content
When you leave any comments on our Website, we collect and store this information in our database along with your email address and author name. We use any Identity Information we collect from you as described in this Policy. Comments, by their nature, are immediately and publicly visible to all visitors to this website and they are not private. When you share information publicly, it may be indexable by search engines. Do not post information you consider to be private in nature.
Personal Information from Children Under 13
Children under the age of 13 are expressly prohibited from submitting or posting any Identity Information on this Website. We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13 and do not intend that any materials contained on this Website are directed to or targeted towards children under the age of 13. If it does come to our attention that any child under the age of 13 has submitted any personal information to this Website, we will delete all such information that we have collected immediately. If you are a parent or guardian and you discover that your child under the age of 13 has submitted any of his or her Identity Information without your permission or consent, we will remove the information immediately upon your request. All requests should be made by email and sent to email@example.com. Please include your child's name and a description of the type of information you think he or she may have submitted to this Website.
When you access and use the services offered through our Website, we collect any screen name(s) you use and display on this Website.
We collect certain information from your mobile device through any mobile application offered through this website you may download to such device, which may include physical device location information such as your phone’s zip code, demographic information such as age and gender, the unique device ID number and/or any application use data which is used by our business for internal analysis and research purposes. We use and share this information as set forth in this Policy.
Surveys, Contests and Sweepstakes
When you participate in any surveys, contests, drawings or similar offerings, we will ask you to provide certain Identity Information including your name and/or email address or your age in order to complete these actions. We store this information and may use it to notify you regarding important information or the results of any contest, drawing or offering or about any future surveys, contests or similar offerings. This information will be identified prominently in these various offerings. When you choose to enter a sweepstakes, contest or other promotion, your Identity Information may also be disclosed to sponsors or other third parties who help us design, administer and implement the sweepstake, contest, promotion, etc. Some of your Identity Information also may be disclosed as required by law. Terms and conditions specific to each sweepstakes, contest or promotion will be listed on our Website.
When you provide any Identity Information through any form contained on this Website, including in order to contact us, we collect and store this information. We may use your email or any other Identity Information you provide as expressly set forth in this Policy.
How We Automatically Collect Non-Personal Information
When you access our Website, we collect and store certain non-personally identifying information sent automatically by your browser using standard web server logs and automatic data collection tools such as direct and third-party cookies and web beacons. This information includes your IP address, which may tell us your general location information such as your country and sometimes your city, state and/or zip code, the domain name from which you access our Website, your browser type and language, the pages you access, the date and time you access pages on our Website and your operating system version. We also may determine what technology is available through your browser in order to provide you with the most appropriate version of any of our web pages. For example, we may determine that you have installed a version of Flash, and we will then send you the appropriate Flash version of the web page rather than an HTML page. We may also use this information to redirect you to a different version of our Website if you are accessing our Website through a mobile or similar device.
We may collect device-specific information about your mobile and other devices such as the type of device you are using, any unique device identifiers, mobile network information including phone numbers, device model, manufacturer, screen resolution, device capabilities, service provider, preferred user language and your page views. We do this to help us determine which aspects of the website work best for mobile traffic and which mobile marketing campaigns work best for the business, including mobile advertising, mobile search marketing, text campaigns, and desktop promotion of mobile sites and services.
Our Use of "Cookies" and Other Data Collection Tools
Both session cookies, which do not stay on your browser after you exit this Website, and persistent cookies, which remain on your computer until you delete them or they expire, are used by us. We reserve the right to monitor your use of this Website through the use of any automatic data collection tools at all times and you consent to our use of these tools when you use and access our Website. You can elect to turn off all cookies and web beacons through your browser settings. However, if you elect to do so, there may be some features of our Website that will not be available to you and some of our Website pages may not display properly. The cookies shall only be used to obtain non-personal information to improve your online experience. No other information is stored in these cookies.
We may also use "Flash cookies" on this Website to store your website user preferences and/or collect general Use Information. Flash cookies are unlike traditional browser (http) cookies and, in some cases, any browser cookies you delete or disable will be re-generated by the Flash cookie. Flash cookies are stored in a different location on your computer than traditional browser cookies, have no expiration date by default and can contain much more information than browser cookies.
Our Use of Third-Party Cookies
We may use third-party cookies and other tracking tools to track whether or not you have visited our website by clicking on any links contained on one or more of any Facebook fan pages/posts we operate. We collect and store this information for internal analysis only.
Linking or Bundling Your Information
We do not combine or link your Identity Information with any Website Use Information or any other information we automatically collect from you.
How We Use and Share Your Personal Information
Promotional Use of Personal Information
We use your e-mail address to send periodic promotional e-mails to you about our services and products, any new or upcoming products or otherwise related to any products or services we sell, but only if you have elected to receive such email communications from us. You can opt-out of receiving any promotional emails or any newsletters/subscriptions at any time by following the opt-out procedure contained in the email, or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and requesting to opt-out of receiving such communications. We may also send direct mailers and send periodic newsletters and/or promotional materials to the physical address you have provided about our services and products, any new or upcoming products or otherwise related to any products or services, but only if you have elected to receive such communications from us. You can opt-out of receiving any mailers or newsletters/subscriptions at any time by sending an email to email@example.com and requesting to opt-out of receiving such communications in the future.
We use third party service providers to provide services and/or products to us necessary for hosting or operating this Website, and/or necessary for providing email services and similar services to our users. In the course of providing these services and/or products to us, such third parties may sometimes have limited access to information collected on this Website, including some of your Identity information. This limited access is incidental to the services being provided by such third parties and no permission or consent is granted by us for any third party provider to use or disclose this information in any manner whatsoever other than as necessary to provide the applicable service to us.
Billing and Shipping Agents
When you purchase anything from this Website, we also share the Identity Information you provide, your credit/debit card or bank account information you provide and any shipping information with third party credit card and payment processors such as PayPal, authorized.net., Google, etc. (which may include fraud screening and/or automated data processors) and with shipping agents such as UPS or Fed Ex. Any disclosure of this information is necessary to facilitate the specific transaction and will only be used by us for that strict purpose, unless otherwise stated in this Policy. This limited access is incidental to the services being provided by such third parties and no permission or consent is granted by us to use or disclose this information in any manner other than as necessary to provide the applicable services to us and facilitate any transactions with you.
Affiliates And Resellers
We may disclose to our affiliates and authorized resellers some of your Identity Information, such as your name and/or email address, along with certain Use Information, including a history of which products/services you purchase from us, in order to promote any future or related products or product promotions. These affiliates and/or resellers may use your email address to notify you about products and services offered by us. No permission or consent is granted by us to any of our affiliates or resellers to use or disclose this information in any manner other than as set forth herein. In such instances, we require that all of our affiliates and resellers are committed to securing your Identity Information or any other information we may share with them. We require that our affiliates and resellers agree: (i) to protect the privacy of all Identity Information or other personal information of our website visitors that we share with them; and (ii) not to use or disclose our website visitor's Identity Information or any other personal information for any purpose other than to send our website visitors emails promoting any of our products or services.
We reserve the right to provide your Identity Information and any other information we collect and store as described in this Policy to any of our subsidiaries or affiliated business entities. Affiliated entities are entities affiliated with us and that we legally control. Any such separate entity or subsidiary shall comply with this Policy at all times and your Identify Information will be used and protected in a manner consistent with this Policy.
Cross-Marketing Advertising Partners & Ad Networks
From time to time, we may decide to share Demographic Information in association with Identity Information, Location Information (such as your city, state and/or zip code) in association with certain Identity Information or certain Identity Information by itself that we collect through your use of this Website with other businesses or organizations whose website content, products or services we think may appeal to our users. These third parties may include certain cross-marketing partners or advertising partners or may include ad networks and such third parties may send promotional emails to you from time to time about their products or services or display targeted ads when you visit our Website. If you do not want us to share and disclose any of this information to such third parties, you can send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org with the words "Information Opt-out" in the subject line and specifically request to opt-out of our sharing of this information to these third parties. Please provide us with your exact name and email address when opting-out. Once we receive your request, we will immediately cease sharing your information in the manner stated above. No permission or consent is granted by us to any of these third parties to use or disclose this information in any manner other than as set forth herein. In such instances, we require that all of these third parties agree not to use or disclose your email address for any purpose other than to send emails promoting any of their related products or services.
When we collect contacts lists from visitors mobile devices through mobile applications, this information may be shared by us with ad networks, including any names, numbers or email addresses of contained in such contacts lists.
Do We Sell Your Identity Information?
We make every effort to respect your privacy and we will never sell, license or disclose any of your Identity Information, by itself or bundled with any website use or other information you provide or that we collect to any third parties for any purpose not expressly set forth in this Policy, without your express written consent. We only share or disclose any Identity Information or other information collected from You as expressly set forth in this Policy.
We may disclose certain Identity information if: i) requested via a subpoena, court order, or local, state, federal or international law enforcement request to release any such information; or ii) in order to investigate and help prevent security threats, fraud or other malicious activity; or iii) to protect our rights or protect our property, or any or the rights of our customers or other third parties.
When you visit this Website or send e-mails to us, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically. You agree that all agreements, notices and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing. If you send us an email communication, call us or send a written correspondence for any reason, we may create a file and store your email and other Identity Information specific to you. We generally will maintain a record and keep notes of all communications with you. All messages transmitted by you on this Website or to us shall not be treated as confidential and shall be deemed to be accessible to the general public. You should not transmit any communications or correspondences to us that you intend only the intended recipient(s) read. Notice is hereby given that all messages or electronic data transmitted onto this Website can and may be read by us, regardless of whether we are the intended recipient of any such message(s).
External Links Disclaimer
Third-Party Advertisements Disclaimer
We do require that all such third parties are committed to securing your Identity Information or any other personal information that our website visitors may share with them. We require that these third party sellers agree: (i) to protect the privacy of all Identity Information or other personal information you share with them; and (ii) not to use or disclose your Identity Information or any other personal information for any purpose other than as necessary in order to provide you with any products or services you decide to purchase from those third parties. Notwithstanding, You agree that we shall not, under any circumstances, have any liability to you for any damages of any kind whatsoever for the manner in which any such third parties use or disclose any personal, billing or other information you provide voluntarily, or that is collected by those websites, through your access or use of this Website.
Social Media Features and Widgets
Information Storage And International Transfer
Any Identity information and all other information which we collect on this Website will be stored and processed in our servers located in the United States. If you reside outside the United States, you consent to the collection, transfer, storage and processing of any information from your country to the United States.
Changes to this Policy
If we decide at any time to change this Policy, we will revise the effective revision date posted at the top of this Policy. If we make significant changes to this Policy, We may also notify you by other means, such as sending an email to you and/or posting a notice somewhere prominently on our home page and/or notifying you the next time you access this Website. Failure to opt-out after receiving notice and following the opt-out instructions contained in the notice shall be deemed to be your assent to any such changes.
How to Update, Change or View Your Personally Identifiable Information
If you would like to request any changes or updates to any Identity Information you have provided to us, or if you would like to view any information we have collected from your use of this Website, please contact us and request the same by sending an email to: email@example.com. Please include the words "Personal Information Request." If you make any information requests, we will require that you provide proof of your identity, which may include providing us with a copy of a driver's license, social security card and/or birth certificate. We also reserve the right to require that you sign and provide us with a notarized affidavit verifying your identity before we update or release any information to you.
California Resident Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of their personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. California law also allows California residents to opt-out of having this information disclosed. If You are a California resident and desire to make such a request, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the words "California Privacy Disclosure Request" in the subject line.
Upon any acquisition, merger, sale or other change of control of our business/organization, we reserve the right to transfer any Identity information you have submitted to this Website as part of the property owned by us to our successor resulting from such merger, acquisition, sale, etc. In the event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors' rights generally, We reserve the right to transfer your Identity Information to protect any of the our rights or as required by law.