THIS SERVICE IS NOT INTENDED FOR USE OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES (“US”), IN PARTICULAR, IT IS NOT INTENDED FOR USE IN THE EUROPEAN UNION (“EU”). If you use the Service, all information, including personal information, will be transferred to Text The Bride® in the US and used as described in this policy.
What Personal Information Does Text The Bride® Collect?
During your use of the Service or through other communications with Text The Bride®, we may collect and process personal information. The couple to be married (the “Couple”) may provide us with certain personal information in order to set up an account with the Service, including:
- Phone number
- Email address
- Mailing/billing address
- Credit Card Information
- Information about your wedding (e.g. location, time, food options, hotel options, and other information about your wedding that you choose to include in the invitation).
- Other personal information that we may deem necessary to provide you the Service.
- Phone number
How Does Text The Bride® Use Personal Information?
In order to set up an account with the Service, you must provide the minimum data elements as listed above. Text The Bride® will use this information primarily to administer the Service to you as well as to contact your Guests.
If you are a Guest, note that your information was provided to Text The Bride® by the Couple in order to share information about their wedding with you and to track information about your attendance to their wedding. Text The Bride® does not use Guest information for any purpose outside of facilitating communication and information between Guests and the Couple.
If the Couple has not opted out from receiving marketing communications from us, we may use your email address, phone number or other personal information to send commercial or marketing messages. We will not use the personal information of Guests for marketing purposes.
We also may use your email address, phone number and other personal information for non-marketing or administrative purposes (such as notifying you of major Service changes or for customer service purposes). You cannot opt out of receiving communications for non-marketing or administrative purposes without discontinuing your use of the Service.
Will Text The Bride® Share Personal Information with Others?
Text The Bride® does not sell your information to third parties. Further, we will not share your personal information with other, third-party companies for their commercial or marketing use without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you have the ability to opt-in or opt-out.
We may share non-personal information (such as anonymous User usage data, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.) with interested third-parties to assist them in understanding the usage patterns for certain content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality on the Service.
In addition, we may release personal information: (i) to the extent we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with any applicable law, enforce any provision of the Terms of Service, protect ourselves against any liability, defend ourselves against any claims, protect the rights, property and personal safety of any user or protect the public welfare; or (ii) to respond to a court order, subpoena, or search warrant.
Cookies, Device Data, and How it is Used
When you use our Service, we may record unique identifiers associated with your device (such as the device ID and IP address), your activity within the Service, and your network location. Text The Bride® uses aggregated information (such as anonymous user usage information, cookies, IP addresses, browser type, clickstream information, etc.) to improve the quality and design of the Service and to create new features, promotions, functionality, and services by storing, tracking, and analyzing user preferences and trends.
International Data Transfer
For individuals located outside the US, in particular in Switzerland and the EU, please note that Text The Bride® is a US based company. Text The Bride® does not market to or solicit customers from outside the US, therefore, users of the Service should not expect to avail themselves of the rights provided under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). If you use the Service, all information, including personal information, will be transferred to Text The Bride® in the US. By using the Service, you unambiguously consent to the transfer of your personal information and other information to the US and elsewhere for the purposes and uses described in this Policy. Further, you acknowledge that Text The Bride® is not subject to the GDPR or similar international privacy laws, and, therefore, you will be unable to claim the privacy rights provided in those laws.
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Information Storage and Security
We retain information as long as it is necessary and relevant to provide you with the Service. We also retain personal information to comply with applicable law, prevent fraud, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigation, enforce our Terms of Service, collect any fees owed, and other actions permitted by law. After it is no longer necessary for us to retain information, we dispose of it according to our data retention and deletion policies.
We employ industry-standard security measures designed to protect the security of all information submitted through the Service. However, the security of information transmitted through the internet or via a mobile device can never be guaranteed. We are not responsible for any interception or interruption of any communications through the internet or for changes to or losses of data. Users of the Service are responsible for maintaining the security of any password, user ID or other forms of authentication involved in obtaining access to password protected or secure areas of the Service. In order to protect you and your information, we may suspend your use of any of the Service, without notice, pending an investigation, if any breach of security is suspected.
In the Event of Merger, Sale, or Bankruptcy
In the event that we are acquired by or merged with a third-party entity, Text The Bride® reserves the right to transfer or assign the information we have collected from users as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control. In the unlikely 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 may not be able to control how your personal information is treated, transferred, or used.
You must be at least 13 years old to use the Service. Couples shall not input the personal information of a Guest younger than 13 years old.
California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits users of the Service who are California residents to request certain information regarding its disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an e-mail with “California Privacy Rights” in the heading to firstname.lastname@example.org.