This Privacy Notice discloses the privacy practices of the GiftWire.com website (this “Site”), whether accessed through a computer, tablet, smartphone or other device (individually or collectively, “Device” or “Devices”). Specifically, it outlines the types of information that we gather about you while you are using our Websites (collectively, this “Site”) or other websites, and the ways in which we use and share this information. This Privacy Notice does not apply to any information you may provide to us, or that we may collect, offline and/or through other means (for example, at a live event, via telephone, or through the mail). In addition, this Privacy Notice does not apply to our non-digital products and services. Please read this Privacy Notice carefully. By using the Site, you agree that your use of this Site, and any dispute over our online privacy practices, is governed by this Privacy Notice and our Terms of Service. Because the web and apps are evolving media, we may need to change our Privacy Notice at some point in the future, in which case we’ll post the revised Privacy Notice on our Websites. If we make a significant change in the way we collect, use, or share your information, we will update the “Last Updated” date to reflect the date of changes. By continuing to use the Site after we post any such changes, you accept the Privacy Notice as modified.
To contact us about privacy issues, to report a violation of the Site’s Privacy Notice, or to raise any other issue regarding the Site, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Collection. We collect information that you give us and information that is automatically collected. Use. We use the information for the purpose you gave it to us (for example, to register); to provide content and advertising, to contact you; and for other purposes. Share. We share the information with our service providers and affiliates to administer the Site; to provide advertising on the Site; and for other purposes. We also share the information with other third parties to provide advertising on the Site, on other sites and apps, and for other purposes.
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The Information We Gather
Information You Provide to Us
We may collect and store information that you voluntarily supply to us while using this Site, including the information you send to us by email or other platforms in connection with a feature provided through this Site. This may include information that can be used to contact or identify you, such as your name, email address, postal address, telephone numbers, birthdate, and gender. Some examples of this type of information include:
Information that you electronically submit when you contact us with questions or comments.
Information contained in search requests that you submit through this Site.
Information that is Automatically Collected
We also collect and store information that is generated automatically as you use this Site. Some examples of this type of information include:
Your Device’s connection to the Internet;
Your browser or operating system; which pages you visit through our Site and how often;
Which features of this Site you interact with and how often;
In addition, certain Devices and browsers contain unique identifiers that can be used to identify other information about your Device. When you use such a Device or browser to access this Site, your Device and/or your browser may automatically collect and/or transmit your Device’s unique identifier, IP address, MAC address, profile information (if you connect through a social network such as Facebook), location information, the make and model of your Device, the wireless provider associated with your Device, and similar information.
We may also use a standard feature found in browser software called a “cookie” to enhance your experience with this Site. Cookies are small files that your web browser places on your Device for record-keeping purposes. By showing how and when visitors use this Site or other websites, cookies help us deliver advertisements, identify how many unique users visit us, and track user trends and patterns. They also prevent you from having to re-enter your preferences for certain Sites when you have entered preference information before. We may also use web beacons (single-pixel graphic files also known as “transparent GIFs”) to access cookies and to count users who use this Site or other websites. Additionally, we may assign an anonymous identifier to the tracking pixel or session cookie.
We, along with third parties, may use other kinds of technologies, such as local storage, in connection with this Site. These technologies are similar to the cookies discusses above in that they are stored on your device and can be used to store certain information about your activities and preferences. However, these technologies may make use of different parts of your device from standard cookies, and so you might not be able to control them using standard browser tools and settings (see below). The method for disabling local storage will vary depending on your browser and device.
When we request information from you through this Site, you may always choose not to provide us with that information. But if you decline to supply or provide us with certain information while using this Site, you may not be able to use or participate in some or all of the features offered through this Site.
If you want to limit the information that is automatically collected when you use this Site or other websites, most web browsers allow you to disable certain functionality or set certain privacy settings. If you choose to disable cookies or turn off other functionality, you may not be able to use or participate in some or all of the features offered through this Site.
Collection of Information by Service Providers and Third-Party Advertising Service Providers
In addition, our service providers may use their own cookies, web beacons and other technologies to collect the information listed above from this Site. This information may include Device identifying information such as the IP address, MAC address, cookie or other Device-specific unique ID. These service providers also may assign an anonymous identifier to the tracking pixel or session cookie.
The collection of information by our service providers is governed by their relevant privacy notices, for which we have no responsibility or liability, and are not covered by our Privacy Notice. If you have any questions regarding the privacy notice of one of our service providers, you should contact the service provider directly for more information.
Non-personally Identifiable Information
We use non-personally identifiable information in aggregate form to build higher quality, more useful Site by performing statistical analysis of the collective characteristics and behavior of the users of this Site, and by measuring demographics and interests regarding specific areas and features of this Site. We utilize the information to tailor online advertising to users on the Site and across the Internet. (You can learn more about our advertising practices below.) We provide statistical information based on this data to advertisers, affiliates, and other current and potential business partners. We also use the aggregate data to inform these third parties as to the number of people who have seen and clicked on links to their websites.
We also use the services of third parties to provide us with data collection, reporting, ad response measurement, and website analytics, as well as to assist with delivery of relevant marketing messages and advertisements. These third parties may view, edit, or set their own cookies, web beacons or other technologies. The use of these technologies by these third parties is subject to their own privacy policies and is not covered by this privacy notice.
This Site may contain links to other Internet websites and services, including Facebook®, Twitter®, co-branded or other affiliated sites that may or may not be owned or operated by us. Unless otherwise explicitly stated, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites or services, including their use of any information (such as IP number, browser type, or operating system) collected when users or visitors to the Site click through links to those sites. Even though such information might not identify you personally, we strongly encourage you to become familiar with the privacy practices of these sites and services.
Personally Identifiable Information
This Privacy Notice serves as notice that personally identifiable information is collected during the registration process. You may receive promotional materials from us and/or our affiliates, advertisers, or other business partners. Our e-mail contact and solicitations are limited in that they, among other things, will clearly indicate the originator of the e0mal and provide the customer with a method of “opting out” of receiving future communications of a similar nature. We reserve the right to release any personally identifiable registration information regarding you to third parties who provide goods or services that we believe may be of interest to you. If you decide that you would like to discontinue receiving promotional information from such third parties, please contact those third parties directly, or contact us at email@example.com.
As our business grows, we may buy or sell various assets. If we sell some or all of our assets, or our Site is acquired by another company, information collected about our Site’s users may be among the transferred assets.
Law Enforcement Requests
We reserve the right to release any and all information contained within our access logs concerning any visitor or member when that visitor or member is in violation of our Terms of Service or other published guidelines, or partakes (or is reasonably suspected of partaking) in any illegal activity, even without a subpoena, warrant, or other court order, and to release such information in response to discovery requests, or in response to any circumstances which we, in our sole discretion, deem an emergency. We cooperate with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who may be using this Site for illegal activities. We also reserve the right to report any suspected illegal activity to law enforcement for investigation or prosecution. We also reserve the right to comply with subpoenas, warrants, and other court orders requesting information obtained or any information obtained or stored by us.
No security system is impenetrable. Accordingly, we cannot guarantee the security of any database that stores personally identifiable information in connection with this Site, nor can we guarantee that information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet.
If you have any questions about this Privacy Notice, our privacy practices, or your dealings with us, you can contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Updated: September 15, 2020