Privacy Policy

The Groom's List

Updated November 23, 2010

We care about your privacy.  We want to tell you in detail about the policies and practices which we have adopted to protect your privacy so that you can feel confident about how we handle the personally identifiable information ("personal information") you entrust to us, and so you understand how we manage your personal information to offer you the best possible products, services, and experiences.  The server(s) that make(s) this site available, and the databases where information may be stored, may be located outside the country from which you accessed this site, but we will collect, process, and use personal information only in accordance with this policy.  The personal information made available to us may therefore be transmitted abroad.  By visiting this site and submitting information, you consent to such collection, processing, transfer, and/or storage of your personal information.

While we do not intend to make changes to our policies very often, it is always a good idea to double check when you visit our site to be sure that you have read and agree with our most current policy statement.  We will not make any changes that have retroactive effect unless legally required to do so.

Please take a moment to review our policy in detail.  To assist you, we offer this short summary.

Policy Summary:

  1. We use your personal information to fulfill your requests and serve you better. 
  2. We do not share your personal details with outside third parties without your consent. 
  3. We will only send you materials you have indicated you want to receive according to your preferences, and we will honor your opt-out requests. 
  4. We use cookies and web beacons to help us understand the features that apply to you, provide better functionality, and offer you personalized content.
  5. We adopt careful procedures to protect your personal information.
  6. This policy applies only to our Site.  If you link to other sites from our Site, or if you share information with other sites, you should consult those sites' policies.
  7. We reserve the right to use or disclose your personal information in certain circumstances, such as to satisfy a legal request or protect our property.

When do we collect personal information?
We collect personal information, such as names, addresses, e-mail addresses, physical addresses, demographic information (age, gender, etc.), wedding date, role in the wedding, and the like, when voluntarily submitted by a visitor.  Visitors may choose to submit personal information online to enter contests, to obtain information or submit a comment, or to register for a loyalty program or chat room.  We may also obtain contact lists and demographic and other information from other sources.  For the convenience of our customers and to better serve you, we combine the data.  You can update or correct your contact information or change your preferences about receiving offers and information from us at any time.  

We make a special effort to advise children to get parental permission before providing information and urge parents to supervise their children's online use.  We may ask for age information from children so that we can provide age-relevant content and fulfill certain legal obligations; if we learn we are dealing with a child (as defined by local law), we may ask for the e-mail address of a parent and make an effort to contact them to determine if the child has permission to provide information to us.  In compliance with federal law, we do not knowingly collect information of any kind from anyone under the age of 13.  If we become aware of a user under the age of 13 providing information on our Site, we will terminate that account and purge our databases of all information provided by that user.

What do we do with your personal information?
We collect personally identifiable information to enter you in contests and notify you of results, to e-mail you with updates and news, to respond to your questions or comments, to register you for certain features, to provide personalized content and information, and/or to send out brochures, coupons, samples, offers, and other information on our products, services, or our company.  We ask visitors providing e-mail addresses to let us know if they would like further information or updates from us or our Site; only those who request it will receive follow-up e-mail or other communications from us.  We also offer you an option to "opt-out" at any time you wish to cease receiving e-mails or other information from us.

Personal information is used solely by us and our affiliates, agents, and business partners who help make this Site, the Site's content, and the products and services on the Site available to you in order to respond to your requests and to better serve you, consistent with this policy.  Data may be shared or combined between current or future affiliates, subsidiaries, or other related entities of our company to enhance efficiency and minimize duplication of contacts with you.  In addition, we may occasionally ask you if we may share information with other trusted third parties.  We will let you know at the time the information is collected whether such third-party sharing is anticipated.  We will also identify the types of businesses with whom we anticipate sharing the information and describe the information we intend to share, such as your mailing or e-mail address.  We will share the information only if you agree.  You may choose at any time to remove your name and address from these mailing lists by editing your privacy preferences or by contacting us (please include your name, address, and email).  Furthermore, we will share this information only with those who have agreed to follow careful policies.

How do we use "cookies" and web beacons?
What are cookies?
“Cookies” are data files that a website sends to your computer while you are viewing the site.  These data files include information that allows the site to remember important information that will make your use of the site more efficient and useful to you.  Our Site uses cookies for a variety of purposes.  We use cookie technology and IP addresses to obtain non-personal information from online visitors, and also to provide registered visitors with the best possible personalized online experience.

How do we use cookies?
Visitors to our site use different web browsers and different computers.  To make your visits as easy as possible with the technology you use, we automatically keep track of the type of browser (e.g., Internet Explorer, Netscape) and operating system (e.g., Windows, Macintosh) used by a visitor, and the domain name of the visitor's Internet service provider.  We also track the total number of visitors to our site in an aggregate form to allow us to update and improve our site; personally identifiable information is not extracted in this process.  This data tells us if more visitors prefer certain features or areas than others, which helps us keep our site fresh and interesting to the majority of our visitors. We also use cookies to help prevent children from entering certain areas or features intended only for adults or older teens.

Cookie technology helps us deliver content tailored to a visitor’s interests, and it allows us to make offering other functions at our Site easier for our visitors.

What if you don´t want cookies?
If you don't want cookies, you can set your computer to warn you each time a cookie is being sent or turn off all cookies through your browser (e.g., Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Chrome).  Check your browser's HELP menu to learn the correct way to change or update your cookie settings.  If you disable cookies, you may be unable to access some of the features of our Site.

What are web beacons, and how do we use them?
Some of our web pages and e-mail updates may contain electronic images called web beacons, sometimes known as one pixel GIFs, clear GIFs, or pixel tags.  On websites, these allow us to count visitors who have viewed our pages.  In promotional e-mail messages and newsletters, they allow us to count how many subscribers have read them.  Web beacons allow us to develop statistical information about the activities and features that most interest our consumers for the purpose of providing more personalized content. They are not used to access personally identifiable information without your consent.

How does the "Share" feature work?
Our “Share” feature allows you to send an e-mail message to specified addresses containing a link to an article on our Site that you think may be of interest to your friend(s).  We will automatically send a one-time e-mail inviting the recipient(s) to read the article using the email address you provide.  We store this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email and tracking the success of our “Share” feature. In some instances, third-party sponsorships and promotions on our site offer similar functionality, and in those cases, the information is not shared with the third party. Your friend(s) may contact us at to request that we remove this information from our database.

What if I am a member of Facebook?
We are a member of the Facebook Beacon Program.  If you are a member of Facebook and are logged in to Facebook when using our Site, we may share information regarding your activities on our Site with Facebook pursuant to your authorization.  If you agree to give Facebook access to this information, Facebook may publish it on your Facebook profile, send it to your “friends” in a News Feed, and use it to improve its site or services or for other purposes.  We do not control Facebook’s privacy policy, and its privacy policy will govern its use of your information once it has been shared by us.  We assume no liability for Facebook’s actions with respect to its use of your information or otherwise.  Accordingly, if you plan to authorize the transfer of your personal information retrieved on our Site to Facebook, you should first review Facebook’s privacy policy.

What about message boards, personal web pages, chat rooms, or other interactive forums?
We may offer message boards, personal web pages, chat rooms, or other interactive forums on our website.  Any information that you voluntarily disclose when you post to one of these areas becomes public and may be used by us for online and offline promotional and commercial uses.  If you choose to post comments on our website, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit is public and can be read, collected, or used by other users of those areas, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages.  We are not responsible for any personally identifiable information you choose to submit.

What do we do to safeguard personal information?
We have instituted safeguards to check that our internal procedures meet our high privacy policy standards.  We also use our best efforts to be sure that third parties who work with us as our agents to make this site and its contents available to you agree to protect personal information that they must access in order to serve our Site and our visitors, and honor your preferences about contacts you receive.

What about links to other Websites?
We may offer links to other sites. However, we try to link only with websites that share our values. You should always check the privacy policy of any linked website to understand their personal information collection practices, including how they may use cookies.  We are not responsible for the content or information collection policies of sites operated by other companies.  If you visit another site, you should review their privacy and other policies.

What else do you need to know?
We reserve the right to use or disclose any personal information as needed to satisfy any law, regulation, or legal request, to conduct investigations of consumer complaints or possible breaches of law, to protect the integrity of the Site, to fulfill your requests, or to cooperate in any legal investigation.

What should you do if you have questions, wish to access, update, or delete information, or wish to opt out of receiving future communications?
You can access or update your personal information at any time. To unsubscribe, edit your privacy preferences in your member profile. If you would like to deactivate your membership with The Groom’s List, you should contact us and type “Deactivate Membership” in the subject line.

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