Privacy Policy

The privacy of you and every other reader of Green Wedding Shoes (GWS) is very important to us.  As such, we want to make sure you understand what information may be collected when you visit GWS, how we use it and what options you have when it comes to your information.  Our lawyers make some of the concepts sound more difficult than they really are, so we’ll try to simplify the main points whenever possible.

Simply Stated: We will at times use personally identifiable information to improve your experience on GreenWeddingshoes.com, but we NEVER sell or rent your information to any third parties without your consent. By using the Green Wedding Shoes website, you consent to the terms laid out in both our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

How Information is Collected
Information can be collected GWS, or almost any website for that matter, in two ways.

1. You willingly provide information
You can access GWS without revealing any personal information.  However, when you register for a GWS profile, enter a contest, submit a comment or perform a similar action on the GWS website, you willing providing us with personal information.  The information shared may include your name, email address, location, comments and photos.

If you connect your Facebook account to create a GWS profile, we are allowed to obtain information from your Facebook account.  Please note that any information we are allowed to obtain is directly dependent on your Facebook Privacy Settings.  You can update your Facebook Privacy Settings at any time.

By accessing our services and voluntarily providing us with the requested personal information, you consent to the collection and use of the information in accordance with this privacy policy.

2. We collect technical information as you use GWS
We collect general, not personally identifiable, technical information when you visit GreenWeddingShoes.com from a computer, phone or other Internet connected device or app capable of accessing GWS.  The technical information collected by GWS is the same data that is collected by almost any website you access and it can be broken into three categories:

1. Log Data – When you access GWS, our servers automatically record information about your use of GWS that is not able to be used to personally identify you. Data collected includes basic information sent by your web browser, including: IP address, date and time of your request to access GWS, browser type and settings and the page you were viewing before visiting GWS.

2. Cookies – Depending on how you access GWS and your browser settings, we may use cookies to record additional data to enable additional site features and present you with a better user experience. Some cookies will expire when your session is complete, while other cookies may persist until you delete them.

3. Device Information – We may also collect information about the device from which you’re accessing GWS. The type of information we collect will vary from device type, but a sample of the information we may collect includes: Operating System, Operating System Version and Device Type (desktop, mobile phone, tablet, etc).

How We Use Collected Information
We use the collected information to improve GWS, ensure you enjoy our content and plan new site features.

  • Provided Personal Information allows us to better understand the GWS audience and plan editorial content to better satisfy their expecations of GWS
  • Log Data allow us to analyze trends, administer the site, track users movement and gather broad demographic information for internal use
  • Cookies allow us to personalize your experience on GWS
  • Device Information allows us to optimize GWS content for consumption on the devices most popular with our readers

Third Party ad servers or ad networks
We feature advertisements, promotions and offers from third party advertisers and work with third advertising services that may serve ads on GWS on our behalf. These companies may use third Party ad servers or ad networks that may also use cookies to track users activities on this website to measure advertisement effectiveness and for reasons that will be provided in their own privacy policies. Green Wedding Shoes has no access or control over these cookies that may be used by third party advertisers. Third party advertisers have no access to any of your personal information shared with GWS unless you choose to share it with them directly.

Some of the advertisements that appear on Green Wedding Shoes are delivered to you by the third party ad networks. These third parties may utilize technologies to collect anonymous information about your visit to our site, including information about the banner ads displayed, cookies placed on your computer and/or your IP address.

Your options for sharing/not sharing your information
If you do not consent to the collection, use or disclosure of your personal information, as this Privacy Policy outlines, please do not provide us any personal information. Providing personal information to us means that you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

If you wish to opt out of information collection by  third parties ad networks, please visit:
http://www.evidon.com/consumers-privacy/opt-out

Information Sharing and Disclosure
We may share some of your personal information to third party partners if this is needed in order to provide you services or products requested by you. We share personal information only if third party’s Privacy Policies are consistent with ours or if they agree to abide by our policies with respect to personal information.

We may otherwise disclose your personal information when:

  • You give us your express consent for a specified purpose
  • We need to respond to subpoenas, court orders or such other legal process
  • We need to protect the personal safety of the users of our website or defend our rights or property
  • We find that your actions on our websites violate our Terms of Use document or any of our usage guidelines for specific products or services

Links to third party Websites
GWS has links on this site for your use and reference. We are not responsible for the privacy policies on these websites. You should be aware that the privacy policies of these sites may differ from our own.

Data Security
GWS follows generally accepted industry standards to protect the personally identifiable information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. We use industry standard efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of your personal identifiable information, such as firewalls and Secure Socket Layers (SSL) where appropriate. We also protect the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure.

Editorial Policy
All Photography on this blog is always credited to the best of my knowledge and is used under the Fair Use Doctrine of U.S. Copyright Law. If you own the rights to an image and would like it removed from the blog or would like to request a change to a credit, please contact us privately. GWS reserves the right to request proof of copyright ownership in either case to ensure changes are accurate.

Comment Policy
Your thoughts, opinions, and suggestions are always welcome and appreciated. Please be respectful of every couple and company that is featured on GWS; any comment that I consider inappropriate, offensive, disrespectful, or spam will be rejected or deleted. If you have a complaint with a company that is featured, please remember that it is a private matter and GWS is not a venue to air your grievances. Any comments that are clearly designed only to promote a company or website will be marked as spam. Comments are the property of their authors and are not necessarily representative of the views of GWS or its sponsors.

Changes to this Privacy Policy
We may at any time, without notice to you, amend this policy. If privacy is a concern of yours, we suggest that you review this policy periodically. Your continued use of GreenWeddingShoes.com after any such amendments signifies your acceptance of our current privacy policy.

Questions or Suggestions
If you have questions or suggestions about this privacy policy, or your own personal information, please contact us.

Last Updated August 23, 2013