Online Privacy Policy Statement

 

Sota Brides values it’s users' privacy. This privacy policy will help you understand how we collect and use personal information from those that use our website and utilize our online services, and what we will and will not do with information we collect. Sota Brides reserves the right to make changes to this policy at any given time. If you want to make sure you stay up to date with changes we recommend you visit this page frequently. If at any time we decide to vastly change how we use your data, you will be notified via email. 

 

This policy applies to Sota Brides, and it governs any and all data collection and usage by us. By using sotabrides.com you are therefore consenting to the data collection procedures laid out in this policy. These policies are effective as of 4/29/2020

 

Please note that this does not govern the collection and use of data by third party websites. If you visit a website we mention or link be sure to review their privacy policy before continuing. 

 

Information we collect:

 

 We receive, collect and store any information you enter on our website or provide us in any other way. It is always up to you if you choose to disclose this information to us, although, if you elect not to do so, we reserve the right to not register you as a user or provide you with products or services that require registration. 

 

  • Contact and account registration information, e.g., name, email address, postal address, phone number, wireless device address, account username or screen name, and password

  • Demographic and Statistical information e.g. gender, interests

  • Financial and transactional information, e.g., shipping address, credit or debit card number, verification number, and expiration date, and information about your transactions and purchases with us

  • User-generated content, e.g., photos, videos, audio, information about your events, any information you submit in public Sota Brides forums or message boards, reviews you leave for vendors, and feedback or testimonials you provide about our Services

  • Customer service information, e.g., questions and other messages you address to us directly through online forms, by email, over the phone, or by post.

  • Research, survey, or sweepstakes information, e.g., if you participate in a survey or sweepstakes, we collect information needed for you to participate (such as contact information), and to fulfill your prize

  • Device information and identifiers, e.g., IP address; browser type and language; operating system; platform type; device type; software and hardware attributes; and unique device, advertising, and app identifiers. We may use software tools to measure and collect session information, including page response times, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information, browsing activity, dates and times of access, search terms, methods used to browse away from the page, and if you open an email and your interaction with the email. 

  • Social media information, e.g., if you access the Services through a third-party connection or log-in, we may have access to information you provide to that social network such as your name, email address, friend list, photo, gender, location, and current city; and information you provide to us directly through our pages on social networking and blogging platforms (e.g., Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter)

 

How we use it:

 

We collect such non-personal and personal information for the following purposes:

 

  • To provide and operate our services

  • To fulfill our interest in improving our services and products

  • To provide our users with ongoing customer assistance 

  • To be able to contact our visitors and uses with general or personalized service related notices and promotional messages;

  • To create aggregated statistical data and other aggregated and/ or inferred non-personal information, which we or our business partners may use to provide and improve our respective services;

  • To comply with applicable laws and regulations. 

 

Cookies and Online Analytics: 

 

We may also use third-party web analytics services (such as Google Analytics, Wix analytics etc) on our services to collect and analyze information collected through these technologies to assist us in research, reporting, fraud prevention and providing certain features to you. 

 

Cookies” are small data files stored on your computer or device to collect information about your use of the Cookies may enable us to recognize you as the same user who used our Services in the past, and relate your use of the Services to other information we have about you. Cookies may also be used to enhance your experience on the Services (for example, by storing your username) and/or to collect general usage and aggregated statistical information. Most browsers can be set to detect cookies and give you an opportunity to reject them, but refusing cookies may, in some cases, limit your use of our Services or features. 

 

A “pixel tag” (also known as a “clear GIF” or “web beacon”) is a tiny image – typically just one-pixel – that can be placed on a web page or in our electronic communications to you in order to help us measure the effectiveness of our content by, for example, counting the number of individuals who visit us online or verifying whether you’ve opened one of our emails or seen one of our web pages.


 

Who We Share information with:

 

  • Service Providers that Perform Services on our Behalf. We may share information with service providers, including billing and payment processing, sales, marketing, advertising, data analysis and insight, research, technical support and customer service, shipping and fulfillment, data storage, security, fraud prevention, and legal services providers.

  • Our Affiliates. We may share information we collect on our website to companies to deliver products and services to you, ensure a consistent level of service across our products and Services, and enhance our products, services, and your customer experience

  • Third Party Partners to Provide Co-Branded Products and Services. In some cases, we may share information with third-party partners to provide co-branded products or services, including contests, sweepstakes, and joint activities. For example, if you choose to interact with such co-branded products or services using your account information with us, we may share your account information with third parties as required to provide the co-branded product or service that you request, including any information required for contest prize fulfillment.

  • Third Parties for Legal Purposes. By using the Services, you acknowledge and agree that we may access, retain, and disclose the information we collect and maintain about you if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access, retention or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process or a regulatory investigation (e.g. a subpoena or court order); (b) enforce our Terms of Service, this Privacy Policy, or other contracts with you, including investigation of potential violations thereof; (c) respond to claims that any content violates the rights of third parties; and/or (d) protect the rights, property or personal safety Sota Brides, its agents and Affiliates, its users and/or the public. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection, and spam/malware prevention, and similar purposes.

 

Categories of information shared

  • All categories of information we collect may be shared with our service providers

Security:

 

Our company is hosted on the Wix.com platform. Wix.com provides us with the online platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you. Your data may be stored through Wix.com’s data storage, databases and the general Wix.com applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall. 

 

All direct payment gateways offered by Wix.com and used by our company adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.

 

Notice about our Forums: 

 

Certain features of our Services make it possible for you to share comments publicly with other users, such as through our blogs, personal messages, review features,  and message boards. You should be aware that any information you provide or post in these ways may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. While we do not have an obligation to monitor the content of messages sent using our Services, we reserve the right to, in our discretion. We encourage you to be cautious about the information you submit (e.g., choose a username that does not disclose your personal identity). Whenever you post something in our Services, social media and any other third party platforms we control, it may be impossible to remove all instances of the posted information, for example, if someone has taken a screenshot of your posting.

 

Links to other websites:

 

Our website does contain links to affiliates and other websites. Sota Brides does not claim responsibility for any privacy policies, practices and procedures used by other such websites. This privacy policy applies solely to information collected on sotabrides.com. Sota Brides uses cookies to track products and services that we have recommended.

 

Children Under the age of 13:

 

Sota Brides website is not marketed to or directed at persons under the age of 13 and does not knowingly collect any information from children under the age of 13. Should we discover that information has been collected from a person under 13 without consent of a parent or guardian steps will be taken to delete this information as soon as possible. 

 

Unsubscribe or Opt-out:

All users and visitors have the right to unsubscribe or opt-out of communication from us via email. If you don’t want us to process your data anymore, please contact us at sotabrides@gmail.com. Sota Brides will continue to adhere to this policy with respect to any personal data previously collected

 

Acceptance of Terms:

 

By using this website, you are hereby accepting the terms and conditions stipulated within the privacy policy agreement. If you are not in agreement with our terms you should refrain from further use of our website. In addition your continued use of our website following any changes to our privacy policy shall mean that you agree and accept such changes. 

 

How to Contact Us:

 

If you would like to: Access, correct or delete any personal information we have about you, you are invited to contact us at sotabrides@gmail.com

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