Privacy Policy

Grand Wedding Expo Privacy Policy

Last Revised 06/26/2017

PRIVACY POLICY
Grand Wedding Expo, Inc. (“GWE”, "Company", "us" or "we") respects the privacy of the visitors to its Web site, grand-wedding.com, as well as other affiliated sites and mobile applications linking to this Privacy Policy ("Site"). This Privacy Policy is intended to inform you of our policies and practices regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information, Automatically Gathered Information and Anonymous Information (each defined below) you submit to us or which we gather when you visit our Site. By accepting our Terms of Use Agreement, or by registering for a User Account on the Site you accept the terms of this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy applies to ALL users of the Site, including both registered and unregistered users and visitors, ("Users"). "Event Users" are Users, who are brides, grooms, newlyweds and others using the site for planning a wedding or event. "Vendor Users" are Users who are vendors who provide services in the event industry. "Personal Information" is information about you that is personally identifiable to you, like your name, address, email address or phone number, as well as other non-public information that is associated with the foregoing.

Users of the sites and applications that are part of the Site may be able to control the manner or amount of information that is publicly disclosed or shared with third parties by not providing information not required to complete registration or other functions within the site or application. These include, without limitation:

- For the grand-wedding.com and grand-wedding.net (both desktop and mobile) Web sites (the "GWE Sites") and the Grand Wedding Expo mobile application (the "GWE App").

CONSENT
By using the Site, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, and you expressly consent to the processing of your Personal Information according to this Privacy Policy by us or by third parties with whom we have a relationship. Your Personal Information may be processed by GWE in the country where it was collected, as well as other countries (including the United States) where laws regarding processing of Personal Information may be less stringent than the laws in your country. In addition, in the event you contact Grand Wedding Expo via telephone, you understand, acknowledge and agree that such phone conversations may be recorded.

NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES
We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time as our Services and Site change and expand. If we make material changes to this Privacy Policy, we may email announcements, introduce pop-up notifications, or otherwise notify you through other means. Unless otherwise provided, the revised terms will take effect when they are posted. Once any changes that we make to this Privacy Policy become effective, your continued use of the Site after such time will signify your acceptance of the new terms.

INFORMATION WE GATHER

Registration and Account Information
If you register with the Site, we may collect and store Personal Information that specifically identifies you or registration you set up with GWE (your "Registration"), including, for Event Users, your first name, last name, e-mail address, wedding role (e.g., bride or groom), wedding date, and location of wedding, and for Vendor Users, business name, address, phone number, e-mail address. If you add Personal Information of others, such as your fiancé or business partner, to the Site in your profile or otherwise, you are representing that you are authorized to provide us with such information and that we may treat it in accordance with any applicable Privacy Settings that you have selected and otherwise in accordance with this Privacy Policy. We may, in the future, include other optional requests for information from you to help us tailor the Site for you and deliver personalized information to you. We may supplement Personal Information you provide us with additional information purchased from third parties for marketing purposes. In addition, if an Event User adds a vendor to its planning tools, or provides a review of a new vendor, we will automatically add that vendor's information to our catalog.

Online Surveys, Contests and Advertising
Occasionally, GWE may conduct User surveys to collect information about our Users' preferences. These surveys are optional, and if you choose to respond, your responses will be treated in accordance with the survey terms, if any, and otherwise in accordance with this Privacy Policy. These surveys may be conducted by and processed through third parties. Similarly, we may offer contests to qualifying Users in which we ask for contact and demographic information such as name, email address and mailing address. The demographic information that GWE collects in the registration process and through surveys may be used to help us improve our Services and Site to meet the needs and preferences of our Users. This may include targeting advertising to you about our Services and Site. Information we gather through a contest may also be disclosed to third parties as necessary for prize fulfillment and other aspects of any contest or similar offering. Additionally, if we run a co-branded contest or survey with a partner, unless the survey or contest terms provide otherwise, information that you provide pursuant to that contest or survey may be provided to that partner, after which it will be subject to that partner’s privacy policy.

User-Submitted Information

GWE reserves the right to retain any and all information submitted by Users through use of the Site, including but not limited to reviews, public profile information, information submitted to surveys (created by us or any other third party), personal messages sent through the Site, and posts to message boards or forums. We may supplement Personal Information you provide us with additional information purchased from third parties for marketing purposes.

Automatically Gathered Information


GWE automatically collects information including but not limited to, browser type, browser software version, browser characteristics, IP address, location information, type of computer or mobile device, mobile carrier, unique device identifier, requesting and referring URLs and other information that may personally identify you ("Automatically Gathered Information"). We reserve the right to collect and manage this information at our discretion. We may use cookies, web beacons, and other tracking technologies ("Tracking Technologies") to conduct research and analytics, to maintain records of Users' activities on our Site, to manage use of our Site and Site services (including third party services), to deliver advertisements to you or otherwise customize and improve your user experience, and as deemed necessary for additional Site management purposes. Additionally, we can and will use IP addresses to identify a User when we, in our sole discretion, determine that it is necessary to enforce compliance with ourTerms of Use, Privacy Policy, or to protect our service, Site, customers, vendors, or others. We may combine your Automatically Gathered Information with your Personal Information. If we do, we will treat the combined information as Personal Information as long as it is combined.

Email to Friends Feature and Referral Program
GWE lets Event Users easily connect your Profiles to friends/affiliates via email. GWE also offers the ability to send friends/affiliates emails to WeddingWire. If you choose to use either feature, we will use your email address to copy you on the message or to send on the email your behalf, and you hereby grant permission for such use.

 

Public Information

As part of registration, you may set up a Profile describing yourself, your wedding. This profile will be publicly available as a default. Event Users have the ability to modify the sharing of their Personal Information collected via the GWE sources including GWE’s Email Club, and Registration to purchase event tickets through the third party company Eventbrite or any other outside services We may choose to use. Other sites and mobile applications that are part of the Site may have separate Privacy Settings. All information not required by the system that you choose not to share, it will remain confidential. Any information that was previously made public by your choosing and that you change to a private setting may remain cached and publicly available temporarily or indefinitely by search engines and others who archive publicly available content.

 

Site Activity
We may collect and store information about your use of the Site, such as the terms that you search for, the pages or screens that you view, and the activities that you conduct on or using the Site, including which vendors you review, list as favorites or booked or call or contact using the Site and how you conduct those activities (collectively, "Site Activity"). Site Activity may include actions that we are able to collect or infer using Automatically Gathered Information.

 

HOW WE USE AND DISCLOSE INFORMATION

Site Transactions and Administration
We may use your information (including Personal Information and Automatically Gathered Information) for our own internal purposes, including but not limited to contacting you via email or telephone to inform you about updates to our Services and providing you with information relating to e-commerce transactions that you conduct on the Site or third party services such as Eventbrite. We also reserve the right to disclose your information as described in the paragraphs below.

 

Opt-in, Contact Me, or Offer Requests or Consents
Required information such as your name, Email address, wedding date, and wedding budget may be shared with GWE Wedding Exhibitors and advertisers. When you opt-in or, choose "contact me" functionality, otherwise express your preference to receive special offers, solicitations or other communications from vendors or advertisers, information, including Personal Information, that you provide to us at that time or that you provided to us earlier may be stored by us and transmitted to these vendors or advertisers in order to facilitate their communication with you. If you consent to giving your information to a third party this overrides any privacy settings in effect with respect to such information and the third party's use of the information is subject to the third party's privacy policy and GWE has no responsibility for the third party’s use of that information.

 

The GWE Blog
The blog area of the Site, including forum and other discussion areas, is for the benefit of Users. It is a public discussion and communication forum whereby content (best practices, suggestions, etc.) is generated by the GWE community. By your participation to this area of the Site, you acknowledge that the information posted will reside in the public domain and will be publicly available. From time to time GWE Staff may examine this content or other user behavior to confirm that the terms of purchase are not being breached and GWE may remove any content that is inappropriate in GWE's sole discretion. We strongly recommend that you refrain from posting any Personal Information in this forum. You may not post the Personal Information of any other person on the forum.

 

Publicly Disclosed Information
GWE does not have any obligation of privacy with regard to information that a User discloses publicly on the Site, including, without limitation, publicly posted profile information, forum comments, reviews, or pictures. The terms of use of the individual Site specify the licensing and ownership of such publicly posted content.

 

GWE Vendor Listings
The GWE Vendor Listings provides a listing by sortable category/fields of participating GWE Vendor Users as well as a listing of local businesses. GWE Exhibitors are by agreement listed on the site unless the vendor chooses to opt-out from the Site. As specified in the Exhibitor Contract, after GWE and the Vendor User have terminated their relationship, GWE shall be entitled to retain all information associated with a Vendor User on the Site as well as basic directory information, including, without limitation, business name, address and telephone number. This excludes credit card information.

 

Advertising
We may send you email communications including information that we think may be of interest to you. You may opt out of receiving these email communications via the Unsubscribe feature. We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit the site. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites including Automatically Gathered Information in order to provide advertisements about goods and services that may be of interest to you ("Online Behavioral Advertising"). These companies may use cookies or other Tracking Technologies to conduct the Online Behavioral Advertising and their use of your information or information about you is subject to their privacy policies, as applicable. You may be able to opt out of some of these practices by using the Unsubscribe feature. Please note that the choices you make are specific to the browser on a particular device and that if you use a different browser, you will need to opt-out again. WeddingWire does not respond to browser-based Do Not Track signals. We use Google Analytics, which uses cookies and other, similar technologies to collect information about use of the Site anonymously and report trends, without identifying individual users. To opt out of the use of Google Analytics, visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout .

 

Co-Branded or Partnered Services
GWE may enter into co-branding or partnering relationships with third-party Web sites and companies to provide products and Services to our Users or to such third parties' users. GWE may share only Personal Information you authorize for third-party use. Subject to any terms of the co-branded or partner offering, Personal Information you provide on the co-branded Site may also be stored and used by the co-brand partner according to its privacy policy. Please take the time to review these third-party privacy policies. GWE is not liable for any use of your Personal Information by a co-brand partner.

 

GWE's Contractors
To the extent necessary to provide you with the Services on the Site, we may provide your Personal Information to third party contractors who work on behalf of or with WeddingWire to provide you with such Services, to help us communicate with you or to maintain the Site. However, except for any consent that you may have given and as otherwise permitted in this Privacy policy, these contractors do not have any independent right to share your Personal Information.

 

Legal Requests
GWE may disclose information about you if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to (a) comply with relevant laws or legitimate legal process or law enforcement instructions, investigations and orders, including subpoenas or warrants served on us; or (b) protect or defend the rights, property, privacy or safety of GWE, our affiliates, you or others

 

Affiliates
GWE has or may have subsidiaries, joint ventures or other companies under a common control (collectively, "Affiliates").We may share some or all of your Personal Information with these Affiliates, in which case we will require our Affiliates to honor this Privacy Policy.

 

Acquisition
If our company or all or any portion of our assets related to the Site are acquired by another company (including in any bankruptcy or similar proceedings), that company will possess the Personal Information collected by us and it will assume the rights and obligations regarding your Personal Information as described in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy inures to the benefit of successors and assigns of GWE.

 

Anonymous Information
We may create Anonymous Information records from Personal Information by excluding information (such as names) that makes the information personally identifiable to you. We may use this Anonymous Information for any purpose including to analyze inquiry, request and usage patterns so that we may enhance Services and the Site. We reserve the right to use and disclose Anonymous Information to third parties in our discretion. "Anonymous Information" means information that is not associated with or linked to your Personal Information.

 

Comments Submitted by Users
GWE constantly seeks to improve the quality of the services we provide and the User experience on the Site. We value your input and encourage you to help us expand and make improvements to the Site by providing us with any thoughts or comments you might have regarding our services or the operation of the Site. All ideas, suggestions comments and proposals you send to GWE, are non-confidential and shall become the sole property of GWE. We shall own all rights therein, including all intellectual property rights. GWE shall be entitled to use and/or disseminate the Submissions in any manner and for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation or credit to you.

 

GWE Vendors
We may share information from or about Event Users who use the Site with GWE vendors, including Personal Information and Site Activity.

 

SECURITY
We will use commercially reasonable methods to keep Personal Information securely in our files and systems. Please note that with current technology, the security of your data as it travels over the Internet or as it resides in any storage system cannot be guaranteed to be completely secure.

 

THIS SITE CONTAINS LINKS TO OTHER SITES
GWE is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any other Web sites to which the Site links or which link to the Site. When you click on a link you may be taken to a location on the Internet that is not part of the GWE Site. To check what Internet location you are on, note the URL at the top and/or bottom of your browser. We encourage you to read the posted privacy statement of that Web site whenever interacting with any Web Site.

 

REGARDING CHILDREN
GWE website are designed and intended for use by adults. We do not intentionally gather Personal Information about persons who are under the age of 18.

 

TERMINATING YOUR REGISTRATION
We save your Personal Information until you unsubscribe to email notifications. To unsubscribe, contact cris@grand-wedding.com - If you unsubscribe, your Personal/Profile Information cannot be recovered. You may continue to receive email communications for a short period of time until we have updated all of our databases. After termination of your membership, your Personal Information may remain on our archived database and records. Notwithstanding the above, we will maintain information on Users who have been removed for violating our Registration Agreement, and we will maintain email addresses in our unsubscribe lists.

 

CONTACTING US
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the practices of this Site, you may contact us at cris@grand-wedding.com

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