What information will you be asked to provide?
There are four different types of content on SIGNATUREBRIDE.NET, and each has a different level of information requested. All are completely free to users.
When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number or credit card information. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.
All content [articles] included on SIGNATUREBRIDE.NET are completely accessible to all users. You are not required to enroll as a member or to identify yourself in any way.
Use of our message boards does not require membership to read messages. If you choose to write and post a message, you will be asked to register with a valid email address. You will also be asked to identify yourself with a user name. You may use your real name, or if you prefer anonymity — you may post under a ‘handle’ or alias. We will not reveal your real name along with your online “handle,” but we may publish posts with real first-name-only attributions in the magazine. In addition, if you violate our posted message board rules, we may contact you privately.
From time to time, we may offer special advertiser-sponsored promotions such as sweepstakes or special discounts. Any additional information you provide as part of an advertising promotion may be provided directly to the sponsoring advertiser. These will be clearly marked as promotions, so you can decide whether you want to share your personal information.
In addition to the content on the site, you may choose to sign up for our free weekly email newsletter. To receive the newsletter, you must provide us with a valid email address. You can choose to remove yourself from our newsletter mailing list at any time by following the ‘Unsubscribe’ directions printed at the end of each newsletter email.
How will SIGNATUREBRIDE.NET use the information we collect?
We will use the information we collect to improve your user experience. We do this by monitoring the number of visits to each area of the site to determine what kind of information our users find most useful and which areas we need to enhance. This kind of evaluation is based exclusively on aggregate traffic, not on individual users — in other words, we watch to see how many users overall visit an article or area each week, but we do not examine specifically what any individual user reads.
Additionally, we may choose to share that aggregate traffic information with advertisers and sponsors. SIGNATUREBRIDE.NET is completely free to users; to keep it that way, we need to provide advertisers with evidence that their promotions are being seen by the guaranteed number of users. We do not disclose any personally identifying information about users, and we will never provide any third party with your contact information unless you have given us permission to during the enrollment process.
We may also disclose information about our users if that disclosure is ever required by law.
How will SIGNATUREBRIDE.NET collect that information?
There are two types of technical methods we’ll use to collect information to be used in the aggregate. The first is the “cookie.” This is a harmless type of data file, which we’ll automatically send to your hard drive when you visit so we can recognize you on future visits to the site.
Cookies help us to remember and process the items in your shopping cart, understand and save your preferences for future visits, and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.
Our advertisers or other sites we link to may set their own cookies or may collect personally identifiable information about you if you follow a link or ad to their site. The information practices of those websites linked to from SIGNATUREBRIDE.NET are not covered by this privacy statement.
We will automatically log certain details about each user’s computer, including the IP address, operating system, browser software, internet service provider and general geographic location. As with traffic patterns, this computer information will only be used in the aggregate, to give us a broad picture of where our users are visiting from. We will not try to associate an IP address with a user.
How do we protect your personal information?
We will make every effort to ensure that your personal data remains secure when you place an order or enter, submit or access your personal information. We offer the use of a secure server to maintain the security measures to maintain the safety of your information. We strongly suggest you adopt good practices to make sure you don’t inadvertently provide access to your information.
All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our Payment gateway providers database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems. All information is kept confidential. After a transaction, your private information (credit cards, social security numbers, financials, etc.) will not be stored on our servers.
Please keep in mind that any information you provide in a message board posting becomes public, and it could be collected and used by others. SIGNATUREBRIDE.NET can’t be responsible if an outside party is able to contact you because of details you have revealed.
California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
SIGNATUREBRIDE.NET will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent. If you create a user account, we will collect your contact details. If you purchase an item through our online store, we will ask you to provide your physical address and credit card details so that we can process your payment.
If you opt out of being tracked, we will ensure that new data collected about you will not be used by us for targeted advertising purposes. California residents can contact us at [email protected] to find out what information we have collected about you, and to request any changes.
Residents of the European Union and Switzerland
You have the right to access and rectify your data. You have the right to obtain information about our processing of data and a copy of your data that we store. You have the right to request that we update your data if it is inaccurate or incomplete or request the data be deleted from our systems if it is no longer necessary for the purpose for which it was collected, or you withdraw consent and no other legal basis for processing exits. You can contact us at [email protected].
This site is a general audience site and it is not intended for children. We do not knowingly collect personal information via our websites, applications, services or tools from users in this age group.
At times we may conduct surveys on this site. If you opt to participate, you may be asked to provide certain demographic information (gender, date of birth and ZIP code, for example). We may use the information, including your responses to the survey questionnaires, for the purpose(s) identified to you prior to your participation in the survey. In some cases, we may publish the results of the survey, but only as aggregate information. As we may be conducting certain surveys with our advertisers, sponsors or other third parties, we may also share the results of such surveys with such third parties, but in no event will the results personally identify you.
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