As we describe below, we may share your personal information with third parties for their marketing purposes. You can elect for us not to do so by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How We Collect Your Information
The first thing to remember about privacy is that there is only so much information that any website can collect without your answering of specific questions. The Big Fat Indian Wedding logs IP addresses (in other words, the location of your computer on the Internet) for system administration, troubleshooting, and to examine overall traffic trends. (For example, IP addresses help us determine the percentage of people coming from various online gateways) This information, in aggregate form, is recorded for administrative purposes only. IP addresses are not linked to any personal information.
The Big Fat Indian Wedding uses a cookie, a small data file stored on your computer, using Analytics, Commission Junction, and Linkshare among others, to customize portions of our site to your preferences, and identify you as a The Big Fat Indian Weddings user. The cookie by itself doesn't tell us, or anyone else, who you are, what your email address is, or any other personal information. Cookies cannot and will not be used by us to retrieve any personal information about you from your computer that you have not previously and voluntarily provided to us. You provide personal information when you register with The Big Fat Indian Wedding, and only The Big Fat Indian Wedding has access to that information. However, cookies may also be received when you link to our affiliates’ websites or when you view or click on advertisements served by outside advertising companies and we do not have control over how they use this information. Your web browser may be set to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies. Additionally, you can disable or delete similar data in your browser. If you choose to set your browser to reject all cookies, please understand that you may be limited to some the areas or functionality within our site, so we therefore recommend that you leave cookies enabled.
We may also use web beacons or small graphics to measure and improve the efficiency of the advertisements on The Big Fat Indian Wedding. The information gathered may include: which advertisement was shown, the date and time the advertisement was shown, and your IP address.
You can browse The Big Fat Indian Wedding and read our editorial content without registering or providing any personal information. However, in order to take advantage of our personalized services, you are required to provide us with information such as your name and email address. We collect similar information from users who choose to participate in our contests and promotional events. We always let you know before we collect any personal information from you.
The Big Fat Indian Wedding is concerned about the safety and privacy of all its users including children. Please remember that The Big Fat Indian Wedding’ Website is designed to inform, educate, entertain, and support its users and as a result has a diverse audience. Accordingly, it is the responsibility of legal guardians to determine whether any parts of our Website are appropriate for your child. You must be over 13 years of age to submit your personal information to The Big Fat Indian Wedding without parent's or legal guardian's consent.
What We Do With the Information We Collect
Information we collect from your membership helps us to improve our content, customize certain pages for you, and update you about The Big Fat Indian Wedding. From time to time, The Big Fat Indian Wedding does share names and email addresses with other pre-screened organizations that have specific product and service offers we think may be of interest to you. You may choose at any time to remove your name and contact information from these lists by editing your privacy preferences or by letting us know via email to email@example.com (please include your name and email).
We use third-party advertising companies, such as Google AdSense and others, to serve our ads on our Web site. These third-party advertising companies employ cookie and web beacons to measure and improve the effectiveness of ads for their clients. To do so, these companies may use anonymous information about your visits to our website and other websites. This information can include: date/time of banner ad shown, the banner ad that was shown, their cookie, the IP address (however does not include your name, email or postal address). This information can also be used for online preference marketing purposes.
If you want to prevent a third-party advertiser from collecting data, currently you may either visit each ad network's web site individually and opt-out or visit the NAI gateway opt-out site to opt-out of all network-advertising cookies. Click here for the NAI gateway opt-out site. This site will also allow you to review the third-party advertising companies' privacy policies. Google's use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting Ads Settings
Online Surveys and Contests
Occasionally, The Big Fat Indian Wedding may conduct User surveys to collect information about our Users' preferences. These surveys are optional, and if you choose to respond, your responses will be kept anonymous. These surveys may be conducted by and processed through third parties. Similarly, we may offer contests to qualifying Users in which we ask for contact and demographic information such as name, email address and mailing address. Except with respect to any survey partners, none of the survey results are shared with third parties in a personally identifiable form. The demographic information that The Big Fat Indian Wedding collects in the registration process and through surveys may be used to help us improve our Services and Site to meet the needs and preferences of our Users. This may include targeting advertising to you about our Services and Site. Information we gather through a contest may also be disclosed to third parties as necessary for prize fulfillment and other aspects of any contest or similar offering.
Email to Friends Feature?
The Big Fat Indian Wedding lets you easily connect and share with friends/affiliates via email with our send to a friend feature. If you choose to use this feature, we will use your email address to copy you on the message or to send the email on your behalf, and you hereby grant permission for such use.
Changing Your Personal Information and/or Newsletter Subscription
You can access or update your personal information, including subscriptions to our email newsletters, at any time. To unsubscribe, you can follow the instructions on the bottom of each newsletter or you may contact The Big Fat Indian Wedding Member Services by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and writing "Unsubscribe" in the subject line.
The Big Fat Indian Wedding contains links to other websites. We cannot be responsible for their content or for private information that you may choose to share with them. Please note: Information you release directly to parties who provide services to The Big Fat Indian Wedding, such as any other sites you encounter on the Internet (even sites that are co-branded with The Big Fat Indian Wedding) may be subject to different rules of use or disclosure. We encourage you to investigate and ask questions before disclosing personal information to third parties.
Our Security Procedures
Your privacy is very important to us, but due to the existing legal regulatory and security environment, we cannot fully ensure that your private communications and other personally identifiable information will not be disclosed to third parties. Under certain circumstances, the government or third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. Additionally, in the unlikely event we need to investigate or resolve possible problems or inquiries, we can disclose any information about you to private entities, law enforcement, or other government officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate.
Finally, 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 do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line. All of our users' information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information. Furthermore, ALL employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. While we have in place reasonable electronic procedures that safeguard your information collected online, no system on the Internet is completely secure. As such, we encourage the use of discretion when browsing the Internet or when visiting any website, including thebigfatindianwedding.com.
Though we make every effort to preserve your privacy we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our Web site. The Big Fat Indian Wedding cooperates with all law enforcement inquiries, as well as other third parties to enforce laws, such as: intellectual property rights, fraud, theft, harassment and other rights. We can (and you authorize us to) disclose any information about you if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to (a) comply with relevant laws or to respond to subpoenas or warrants served on us; (b) protect or defend the rights or property of The Big Fat Indian Wedding or third parties; or (c) assist in any investigation.
Notice of Changes
We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here or by means of a notice on our home page.
We hope this policy clarifies our procedures regarding your personal information. If you have any questions about the security at our website, you can send an email to email@example.com.
Updated: April 11, 2013