The Knot Worldwide Inc. Privacy Policy

Effective: July 15, 2019

 

We created this Privacy Policy to help you understand how we collect, use, disclose and store your personal information. This Privacy Policy applies to the websites www.theknot.com, www.theknotww.com, www.theknotpro.com, and www.weddingpro.com, provided by The Knot Worldwide Inc. (“the Company,” "us" or "we”), and any other websites, mobile applications or pages owned and operated by us or our affiliates (collectively, “Company,” "us" or "we”) that we own or operate that link to this Privacy Policy (collectively, “Services”). This Privacy Policy does not apply to Weddingwire.com getlasting.com, Gigmasters.com, TheBump.com, TheNest.com, TheBash.com, HowTheyAsked.com and TwoBrightLights,com or their related mobile applications, which each have their own privacy policies that are applicable to the services that they provide. By using our Services, you agree that your personal information may be used in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Please carefully review this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service and contact us if you have any questions.

 

Collection and Use of Personal Information 

 

Personal information is generally information that can reasonably be used to identify or contact you. When you use our Services, we may collect and store personal information about you to provide our Services to you and improve the Services we provide to all of our users. Below are some examples of personal information we collect and how we use it. 

 

Information You Provide Directly 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Information Collected from Third Parties

 

We may supplement personal information you provide us with additional information obtained from publicly available sources, or from the Company, our affiliates and third parties with which we transact business. 

 

We also maintain a presence on several social networking and blogging platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Wordpress, and Twitter. We may incorporate some third-party social networking features into our Services or utilize third-party provided platforms to publish or manage the Services or portions thereof. Through these platforms and features, we receive some personal information about you, and this Privacy Policy applies to our collection of that information. In addition, some providers of third-party social networking or blogging platforms we utilize (such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, WordPress, Pinterest and Google) have their own privacy policies which explain how the third parties that provide them may collect, use and protect your information on their platforms.

 

Information Collected During Use of Services

 

 

 

Our Services include the above tracking technologies and others, operated by both us and third parties. 

 

Do Not Track

 

Chrome, Firefox, and Safari, include the ability to transmit "Do Not Track" or "DNT" signals.  Since uniform standards for "DNT" signals have not been adopted, our Services do not currently process or respond to "DNT" signals.

 

How We Use Your Personal Information 

 

We will use and share your personal information with third parties only in the ways described in this Privacy Policy. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Information Shared with Third Parties

 

We may share your personal information with third parties to provide or improve our Services, or to assist us in advising you of other products or services that may be of interest to you. When we share your personal information with third parties, we require those third parties to handle and protect it in accordance with relevant laws and such third parties’ published privacy policies. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Links to Other Websites

 

The Services may contain links, banners, widgets or advertisements (e.g., a "Share It!" button) that lead to other websites not subject to this Privacy Policy (including other sites that may be co-branded with our brands). Some of our Services, you may be able to register with or purchase directly from third-party retailers. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any other websites to which the Services link or which link to our Services. The privacy policies of these other sites will govern the collection and use of your information thereon, and we encourage you to read each such policy to learn about how your information may be treated by others. 

 

Retention

 

We save your personal information at least until your account membership with us is terminated and you unsubscribe to email notifications. You may continue to receive email communications for a short period of time until we have updated all of our databases. After termination of your membership, at our discretion, your personal information may remain on our archived database and records or it may be deleted. Notwithstanding the above, we may maintain information on users who have been removed for violating our Membership Agreement or as otherwise required pursuant to law, and we may maintain email addresses in our unsubscribe lists.

 

How We Protect Personal Information

 

We understand how important your privacy is to you, which is why we maintain (and require our service providers to maintain) appropriate physical, technical and administrative safeguards to protect the security and confidentiality of the personal information you entrust to us. Some of our Services use third-party payment processors to process payments pursuant to their privacy policies. Please note, however, that with current technology, the security of your personal information as it travels over the Internet or as it resides in any storage system cannot be guaranteed to be completely secure. 

 

When you sign up for an account, you will establish a User ID and password. You are responsible for maintaining your password as confidential. You are responsible for any activity that occurs on your account as a result of you sharing your password with another or failing to protect it. We are not responsible for any loss or damage arising from your failure to maintain the confidentiality of your password.

 

If you correspond with us by email, text message or using web forms like a "contact us" feature on our Services, you should be aware that your transmission might not be secure from access by unauthorized parties. If you create an account with us, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account password and for any activity that occurs under your account.

 

We cannot ensure or warrant the security or confidentiality of information you transmit to us or receive from us by Internet or wireless connection, including email, phone, or text, since we have no way of protecting that information once it leaves and until it reaches us. If you have reason to believe that your data is no longer secure, please contact us at the email address or mailing address listed at the end of this Privacy Policy.

 

Your Choices

 

 

 

 

 

Children’s Personal Information

 

Our Services are designed and intended for use by adults. We do not intentionally gather Personal Information about persons who are under the age of 18. If you are under 18, please do not register on the Site, make purchases through the Site or send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number or email address. If you believe that we might have any information from a child under 18, please contact us at help@theknotww.com.

 

International Users

 

Our Services are targeted to individuals located in the United States and Canada. If you are located outside the United States and Canada when you access our Services, you should be aware that your personal information will be transferred to the United States or other countries that may have data protection laws that are less protective than the laws of the jurisdiction in which you reside. We will handle your personal information in the manner described in this Privacy Policy. If you do not reside in the United States or Canada and you do not want your information processed or maintained outside of the country or jurisdiction where you are located, you should not use our Services. Please see Bodas.net for access to sites focused on Europe, Latin America, and India.

 

California Customer Privacy Rights

 

If you are a California resident, you have the right to request information from us regarding whether we share certain categories of your personal information with third parties for the third parties' direct marketing purposes. California law provides that you may receive the following information: (a) the categories of information we disclosed to third parties for the third parties' direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year; and (b) the names and addresses of third parties that received such information, or if the nature of their business cannot be determined from the name, then examples of the products or services marketed. 

 

Changes to this Privacy Policy 

 

We may update this Privacy Policy as our Services change and expand. If changes are significant, we will provide notice by email, a pop-up notification on our website, or through other means prior to the change becoming effective. Once any changes that we make to this Privacy Policy become effective, your continued use of the Services after such time will signify your acceptance of the new Privacy Policy. We may provide additional "just-in-time" disclosures or additional information about the data collection, use and sharing practices of specific Services. Such notices may supplement or clarify our information practices or may provide you with additional choices about how we process your Personal Information.

 

How to Contact Us

 

If you have any questions or comments regarding our privacy practices, you should first contact The Member Services by emailing help@theknotww.com and writing "Privacy Policy" in the subject line. You may also write to Member Services at help@theknotww.com.