What information do we collect and when?
We collect information from you when you register on our site.
When registering as a user on our site you will be asked to enter your name and email address. Your zip code may be assumed from your IP address. The zip code is required information so that others may correctly identify you when they wish to form Connections. This can be edited on the “My Account Settings” page. You may also choose to enter your gender and date of birth on the “My Account Settings” page but this is optional.
If completing a vendor profile, you will additionally be asked for your company name, email address, mailing address and phone number. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.
When completing a quote request, you may be asked to also provide details pertaining to your particular event (event date, location budget and more).
In order to provide you with a more personalized Website experience, your zip code may be automatically detected from your IP address during the account creation process but this information can be changed/updated on the “My Account Settings” page.
Your IP address is recorded when you write a review and/or click on a Featured business.
If you exchange messages with users and/or vendors at the Website, we store them in order to manage this service at our Website and to allow you to view older messages. We may review and disclose them in connection with investigations related to the operation of this Website.
If you provide personal information of others to this Website, such as their names and email addresses for the purposes of sharing articles/pages and/or inviting them to connect with you on EEP or otherwise, you are authorizing that you are permitted to provide access to the use of that information.
The Site may collect and analyze information from your computer or device including, but not limited to: your operating system, browser type, IP address, type of mobile device used (if relevant), geographical location and the domain name from which you accessed the Site. We may also automatically record and analyze actions taken by you on the Site including, but not limited to: date and times of use, amount of time spent per page, clicks, page views and search queries.
What do we use your information for?
Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:
A. To personalize your experience. Your zip code will be used to provide local results when viewing this Website’s local vendor and event directories. We will use data you provide on quote request forms to provide you with more targeted ads related to your event and the services you still require for the event. Your profile photo will appear on your public profile and on any reviews, you write.
B. To forward your quote request to the vendors you indicated in the request
C. The email address you provide may be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your registration, order or request, in addition to receiving occasional company news, updates, promotions, related product or service information or emails from our advertising partners if you choose. To manage your preferences for promotional emails and third party emails, go to “My Account Settings” page.
D. Users and Vendors at this site may contact one another via our instant chat feature once a connection has been accepted between the two individuals. Email notifications of those chat messages may be sent if you are offline when the message is received.
E. If you register to attend certain types of events, including EEP bridal shows, the exhibitors at that show and the bridal show producers, where applicable, will receive your Registration Details and may choose to contact you directly via email, mail or phone (if you provided this information). In some cases, this information may be required to register for the event.
F. Your year of birth and gender, if provided, will be used to gather general demographical statistics for use by EEP and its advertisers.
Privacy Settings Page
As a social networking site for event planning, connections can be formed. Three types of connections are available: user-to-user, user-to-vendor and vendor-to-vendor. A user must be the one to initiate a user-to-vendor connection, except in the case where a vendor is replying to a quote request. Once a connection is established, two people can communicate with one another using EEP’s instant chat feature. When a vendor replies to a user’s quote request, a user-to-vendor connection is automatically established. A connection can be ended at any time by either a user or a vendor.
All users, whether or not they manage a vendor business, have public profiles. These profiles contain your full name and the city/state in which you reside. You can control who can view what information on these public profiles and public profile sub-pages by managing the following settings on your Privacy Settings page (reached by clicking the Profile link on your User Menu and then clicking the Privacy Settings sub-menu). For the following settings, you can control who sees your information – No one, Everyone or Connections:
A. Answers to your Profile Info questions – These questions give people insight into past events you’ve planned and your needs regarding upcoming events. You are not required to answer these questions. They just serve to make your public profiles more personalized.
B. Reviews – This a sub-page of your public profile. Your vendor reviews do appear on the vendor’s profile but you can control who sees the page that displays all of your reviews.
C. Connections – this page shows all of your personal and vendor Connections and allows fellow users to see which Connections you have in common.
You also control settings on this page that affect your profile’s ability to be found in searches on the Site.
Events you’re planning are also visible on your public profile. When you create an event, you determine if the event if public (meaning anyone who comes to the site can view all details on an event) or private (meaning only your Connections can view the event).
How do we protect your information?
We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you access your personal information. These security measures include: password protected accounts and databases to safeguard your information and SSL (Secure Sockets Layered) technology to ensure that your information is fully encrypted and sent across the Internet securely. The server is also configured with security monitors and firewalls to actively protect our servers from vulnerabilities.
We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied payment information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our Payment gateway providers database (Stripe), only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, and they are required to keep the information confidential. Stripe provides PCI compliance.
After a paid transaction, your payment method details will not be stored on our servers but will be saved on Stripe, our 3rd party secure payment processor. This pertains largely to vendor transactions, as the site is completely free to use at this time.
Yes. We may use one or more of the following:
A. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. Most browsers can be made to detect cookies and reject them but doing so, in some cases, could impact your use of this Website.
B. Local shared objects may also be stored on your computer or device using a media player or other software installed on your computer or device. You may be able to manage these objects, depending on your software settings.
C. A pixel tag is an image (typically just one-pixel) that can be placed on a Web page or in our emails and other communications to you.
D. HTML5 (a coding language commonly used on mobile websites.
We use these items to understand how our Site is being used, to save your preferences for future visits, to store information about your Site usage on your device or computer, compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions and to provide more targeted ads. We do this in an effort to constantly improve and better customize our user experience.
EEP is not responsible for, nor do we hold in any case information shared, among browser installed/enabled plugins or antivirus programs.
What happens to your data when you delete your account?
When you delete a user account, you will no longer have access to that account or any of the data (Connections, preferences, quote requests, etc) associated with that account. Deleting an account does not mean always information is permanently removed from the Website.
If you were the claimed user of any vendor profiles, you will be removed as the claimed user but the vendor profiles will remain live unless you first delete that business on the My Vendor Advertising page before deleting your user account.
Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
We may share your information on a limited basis with affiliates or third party partners we have pre-screened, for their marketing and other purposes unless you have opted out of this setting on your Privacy Settings page. That information may include your name, email address and event date. Your Registration Details may be disclosed to the promoter of an event and if that is the case, it will be clearly stated on the event registration page that the event promoter requires certain information to complete the registration process.
Your information may be shared with trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety.
Your information will be shared with our co-sponsors if it is obtained in connection with a drawing, contest or promotion if it is jointly offered by EEP and third parties unless you tell us not to by opting out on your Privacy Settings page.
Your information may be disclosed if required as part of an investigation conducted by the government, judicial or other legal entity or to comply with the law.
We may refer to and/or link to a page on our Website on which you posted content in the course of our social networking efforts.
We may use third-party services to serve ads on our Website.
California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent. Please note that if your Registration Details are required by an event promoter, there will be a notice posted on the event registration form.
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 16 years old or older.
We have taken the necessary steps to ensure that we are compliant with the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 by never sending out misleading information.
This policy was last modified on January 10, 2018.
Easy Event Planning LLC
PO Box 84
Binghamton, NY 13903
California Online Privacy Protection Act
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act
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