Our Privacy Policy

The effective date of this Agreement is October 1st, 2014

Your privacy is very important to CharlestonWeddings.com (“Charleston Weddings,” “we,” or “us”), a service of Charleston Weddings LLC. We have created this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) to explain our privacy practices so you will understand when and how personally identifiable information is collected, used, disclosed and protected with respect to the services provided by our website (“Our Website”) located at www.charlestonweddings.com. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, a “user” is defined as someone using Our Website, and a “friend” is defined as someone you have explicitly invited to share reviews with you, and “group members” are defined as users within a group that you have explicitly chosen to join.

Charleston Weddings is an online application that helps people imagine, plan, and share their wedding online.  If you choose to contact one of the wedding vendor options we recommend in the search results, you are sent to the third party supplier’s website where you can communicate with that wedding vendor directly. Charleston Weddings is not a wedding vendor itself.

I. Information We Collect
When you visit Charleston Weddings you provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected by us and website use information collected by us as you interact with Our Website.

Personal Information: Charleston Weddings collects user submitted account information (“Account Information”) that you provide to us, including, but not limited to, your name, email address, demographic information, and preferences. You are always able to use Our Website without providing us with any personal information; however you may not be able to use certain important features of Our Website.

User Submitted Content: Charleston Weddings also collects photos and descriptions of weddings and wedding vendors, and user submitted reviews of wedding vendors and service providers.

Server Logs: If you access and use Our Website our web server collects and logs certain standard information about your visit, like the pages you view, the links you click on, and other actions you take when using Our Website. We also collect and log certain standard information that your browser communicates to every website you visit such as your IP address, the type of browser you are using, the timestamp, and the website you came from when you linked to the Our Website.

Cookies: Like most websites, Our Website requires cookies to function properly. Cookies are small text files that reside on a user’s computer and identify you as a unique user. We use cookies to store information on your computer in order to save you time and effort by eliminating the need to repeatedly enter the same information. For example, the use of cookies allows registered users to enter our site without explicitly typing in their email address and password every time. If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows you to deny or accept the cookie feature. However, if you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to use certain features of Our Website that depend on cookies to function properly. You can delete cookies at any time by following the relevant instructions in your browser software.

Itinerary and Transaction Information: We also collect information that you input as part of performing searches using Our Website. When you choose to contact a wedding vendor after learning about the service on Our Website, in most cases Our Website will automatically redirect you to the website of the relevant supplier, who will collect and process your payment details. You should read the privacy policies on each wedding supplier’s website you access. We are not responsible for their use of the personal information you supply to them.

Customer Support Information: If you correspond with us in any manner and for any purpose, we retain such information in order to evaluate and improve Our Website and quality of customer support.

II. How We Use Your Information
We use the information that we collect from you in order to: provide you with valuable functionality on Our Website including, without limitation, to personalize and customize the information that we display to you; improve Our Website and to develop new products, features and services that would interest you; activate searches on your behalf and facilitate transactions on your behalf; ensure that we are compensated by our partners; diagnose problems with our server, administer Our Website, and otherwise provide the highest possible level of service to you; contact you; conduct research; generate anonymous reports for internal use; and better understand what purchases users want to make and help provide better recommendations and a more effective service.

We may use your email address to send you notification of updates or news regarding Our Website or activity on Our Website that relates to your account. You may choose not to receive email of this type by accessing the “My Account” link on Our Website and updating your email settings. Your full name and email address may also be used when you send an email notification to a friend (such as in an invitation, or when sharing a review). Unregistered users that do not wish to receive emails may opt-out of receiving any communications by following the instructions contained in all emails.

III. Transfer of Information 
Charleston Weddings does not rent, sell, disclose or share your personal information with any third parties, except in the following limited circumstances:

  • When we have your consent.
  • We provide certain information that we collect to those wedding vendors with whom you decide to contact. They will use it to help better service your needs and provide you with relevant information. We are not responsible for use of your data by any wedding vendor or any such third parties.
  • We will disclose information about individual users to governmental or judicial authorities or law enforcement agencies, or to other individuals or entities in response to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal processes.
  • We may share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities or suspected fraud, or to enforce or apply our Terms of Service.
  • We disclose information when required by law or judicial authority (e.g. to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to protect our legal rights or defend against legal claims).
  • We reserve the right to transfer your personal information in the event of a transfer of ownership of Charleston Weddings, such as an acquisition by or merger with another company. In such an event, Charleston Weddings will notify you before information about you is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

IV. Links 
Our website may contain links to third party websites to which we have no affiliation. Charleston Weddings does not share your personal information with those websites and is not responsible for their privacy practices. We suggest you read the privacy polices on these third party websites.

V. Controlling Your Personal Information
You should be aware that when you voluntarily disclose personally identifiable information (e.g., user name, e-mail address) via reviews, messages, or in other areas of the Charleston Weddings site, that information, along with any substantive information disclosed in your communication, can be collected and correlated and used by third parties and may result in unsolicited messages from other posters or third parties. Such activities are beyond the control of Charleston Weddings. Please do not post any personal information on the Charleston Weddings site or in other areas that you expect to keep private. Although we allow you to set privacy options that limit access to your pages, we cannot control the actions of other posters and third parties with whom you may choose to share your pages and information. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that information you post on Our Website will not be viewed by unauthorized persons.

As a registered Charleston Weddings user, you can modify your personal information at any time by accessing the “My Account” section of the site. Also, upon your request, Charleston Weddings will use commercially reasonable efforts to functionally remove you and your personal information from the site; however, it may be impossible to remove your entry without some residual information being retained by Charleston Weddings. Registered users who wish to close their account should contact hello [at] borrowedandblue [dot] com.

VI. Security
Your Charleston Weddings account is password-protected. Charleston Weddings tries very hard to protect our users’ information. We use industry standard measures to protect your information that is stored within our database. We limit the access to your information to those employees who need access to perform their job function such as our customer service personnel. Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of information, no information storage system is entirely fault-proof particularly when it involves data that is transmitted over the Internet. Therefore, we cannot assure you that personally identifiable information that we collect will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Policy. You hereby acknowledge that Charleston Weddings is not responsible for any intercepted information sent via the Internet, and you hereby release us from any and all claims arising out of or related to the use of intercepted information in any unauthorized manner.

VII. Children
This website is not directed to children, and Charleston Weddings does not knowingly solicit information from any child under the age of 18. Should a child whom we know to be under the age of 18 send personal information to us, we will inform the minor that he or she is ineligible to do so. We will then remove this information from our records.

VIII. Terms and Modifications to this Privacy Statement 
By using Our Website, you signify your agreement to the terms of our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with these terms, you should not use Our Website. Charleston Weddings may modify this Privacy Policy at any time. If a material change is made to this Privacy Policy and/or the way we use our users’ personally identifiable information, then we will post a prominent notice of the nature of such change on the first page of this Privacy Policy. You are responsible for reviewing this Privacy Policy periodically to ensure that you are aware of any changes to it. Your continued use of Our Website indicates your consent to any changes to this Privacy Policy.

IX. Contacting the Web Site 
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the privacy practices of Our Website, or if you want to exercise any of the rights that you are given under this Privacy Policy, please email us at hello [at] borrowedandblue [dot] com.