Penny and Mary, Inc.
Privacy Policy
Last Revised: January 10, 2015

This is the Privacy Policy ("Privacy Policy") of Penny and Mary, Inc. ("Penny and Mary" or "us" or "we"). Penny and Mary is committed to maintaining privacy protections for its users. We provide an online platform for couples and third party vendors ("Experts") to ask and answer wedding planning related questions and provide a listing of wedding related Experts (the "Services"). The Privacy Policy is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect, use and store the personal information you provide to us. Our Terms of Use, which can be found at askweddingplanning.com/privacy-policy, incorporates by reference this Privacy Policy, governs your use of our Services, any content or information contained on or in the Services, the Penny and Mary website at askweddingplanning.com and any of its subdomains (the "Website").

By using the ServiceS or the Website, you accept the Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use and you expressly consent to our collection, storage, use and disclosure of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. If you do not accept the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Services or Website. Please review the following carefully so that you understand our privacy practices.

  1. INFORMATION WE COLLECT
  2. HOW WE USE AND SHARE INFORMATION
  3. HOW WE PROTECT INFORMATION
  4. YOUR RIGHTS REGARDING THE USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
  5. LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
  6. CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY
  7. CONTACT US
  1. INFORMATION WE COLLECT

    We collect “Non-Personal Information” and “Personal Information.” Non-Personal Information includes information that cannot be used to personally identify you, such as anonymous usage data, general demographic information we may collect, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, preferences you submit and preferences that are generated based on the data you submit and number of clicks. Personal Information includes information that can be linked to a specific individual, such as username, email address, password and login information for third party sites and other information which you submit to us at the Website. Penny and Mary does not collect any Personal Information when you do basic searches on the Website. However, certain services we provide require you to authorize us to collect Personal Information.

    1. Information collected via Technology

      Cookies. In an effort to improve the quality of the Website and the Services, we track information provided to us by your browser when you view the Website or use the Services, such as your Internet service provider, the website you came from (known as the “referring URL”), the type of browser you use, your operating system, the device from which you connected to the Services, the time and date of access, the Website pages viewed, time spent at our Website, the sites visited just before and just after our Website, and other information that does not personally identify you. We track this information using cookies, or small text files which include an anonymous unique identifier (“Cookies”). Cookies are a feature of web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, etc.) software that allows web servers to recognize the computer used to access a site. They are small pieces of data that are stored by a user's web browser on one site to simplify subsequent interactions with that site by the same user or to use the information to streamline the user's transaction on related web pages. This makes it easier for a user to move from site to site and to complete transactions over the Internet. Cookies should make your online experience easier and more personalized.

      Cookies are sent to a user’s browser from our servers and are stored on the user’s computer hard drive. Sending a Cookie to a user’s browser enables us to collect Non-Personal information about that user and keep a record of the user’s preferences when utilizing our services, both on an individual and aggregate basis. For example, Penny and Mary may use Cookies to collect the following information:

      • Website visits
      • Home city
      • Experts contacted

      Penny and Mary may use both persistent and session Cookies; persistent Cookies remain on your computer after you close your session and until you delete them, while session Cookies expire when you close your browser.

      Google Analytics. We may also use services hosted by third parties, such as Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”), to assist in providing the Services. Google Analytics uses Cookies to help us analyze how users use the Website. The information generated by the Cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the Website, compiling reports on website activity for us and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of Cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of the Website. By using this Website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

    2. Personal Information you provide us by using the Services

      In addition to the information provided automatically by your browser when you visit the Website, you will provide us with Personal Information when you register through the Website or Services and login, such as your email address, username, password and login information for third party sites (e.g. Facebook or Twitter). You may also provide us with additional Personal Information, such as contact information, if you participate in a promotion or sweepstakes. Penny and Mary complies with the privacy policy of Facebook, Twitter and other third party services providers whose services are integrated with the Services. To use certain elements of the Services (e.g. to ask a question) you will need to register and create a personal account. By registering, you are authorizing us to collect, store and use Personal Information, including your email address, username and password in accordance with this Privacy Policy. In addition, if you login through a third party service, you will provide such service with the same Personal Information described above to login.

    3. Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA")

      Penny and Mary is committed to complying with all aspects of the COPPA. Penny and Mary does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to register for the Services or send any personal information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 13 may provide any personal information to Penny and Mary or through the Services. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us.

  2. HOW WE USE AND SHARE INFORMATION

    • Personal Information

      In general, the Personal Information you provide to us is used to help us communicate with you. For example, we use Personal Information to contact users in connection with the provision of Services to users, in response to questions, to solicit feedback from users, to provide technical support, and to inform users about promotional offers. We also share Personal Information with vendors who are performing services for Penny and Mary, such as the Experts and other service providers who send communications to you on behalf of Penny and Mary. Those vendors use your Personal Information only at our direction and in accordance with our Privacy Policy. Like Penny and Mary, the Experts and our other third party vendors, respect and will protect your privacy, data and personal information. We do not rent or sell your Personal Information to any third parties, unless we have your consent.

    • Non-Personal Information

      In general, we use Non-Personal Information to help us improve the Services and customize the user experience. We also may aggregate Non-Personal Information in order to track trends and analyze use patterns on the Website. Periodically, we might share aggregated information on usage behavior such as the Expert profiles viewed, Experts contacted and questions asked for market research or other purposes and will not contain any personal identification information of any individual. This Privacy Policy does not limit in any way our use or disclosure of Non-Personal Information and we reserve the right to use and disclose such Non-Personal Information to our partners, Experts, advertisers and other third parties at our discretion.

    • Targeted or Behavioral Advertising

      Targeted advertising (also known as Behavioral Advertising) uses information collected on an individual's web browsing behavior such as the pages they have visited, the searches they have made, the type of device they have used, or the orders they have placed. This information is then used to select which advertisement should be displayed to a particular individual via the Services. We may share information related to your use of the Services, including device type, UUID, and click tracking, with third party advertisers for the purpose of selecting an appropriate audience for their advertisements, but only after either removing from such information anything that personally identifies you or combining it with other information so that it no longer personally identifies you.

    • Mergers, Acquisitions and Similar Business Transactions

      In the event we undergo a business transaction such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, your Personal Information as well as Non-Personal Information may be among the assets transferred. You acknowledge and consent that such transfers may occur and are permitted by this Privacy Policy, and that any acquirer of our assets may continue to process your Personal Information as set forth in this Privacy Policy. If our information practices change at any time in the future, we will post the policy changes to the Website so that you may opt out of the new information practices. We suggest that you check the Website periodically if you are concerned about how your information is used.

    • Sharing Information with the Government or As Otherwise Required by Law

      Penny and Mary cooperates with government and law enforcement officials to enforce and comply with the law. We may therefore disclose your information as listed above, if we have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request, (b) enforce our Terms of Use, including investigation of potential violations thereof, (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, or (d) protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of Penny and Mary, its users or the public as required or permitted by law.

  3. HOW WE PROTECT INFORMATION

    We implement security measures designed to protect your information from unauthorized access, disclosure or accidental loss or destruction of Non-Personal Information and Personal Information. However, these measures do not guarantee that your information will not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of such firewalls and secure server software. Although we take reasonable steps to safeguard and prevent unauthorized access to your personally identifiable information, we can't be responsible for the acts of those who gain unauthorized access, and we make no warranty, express, implied or otherwise, that we will prevent such access. By using visiting the Website and using the Services, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to assume these risks. Communications you may have with us via email or U.S. Mail may not be secure unless we advise you that security measures are in place prior to your sending information. Therefore, if you choose to communicate with us through these means, you are assuming the risk of doing so and we request that you do not send or post sensitive information through these means.

  4. YOUR RIGHTS REGARDING THE USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

    You have the right at any time to prevent us from contacting you for marketing purposes. When we send a promotional communication to a user, the user can opt out of further promotional communications by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in each promotional e-mail. Please note that notwithstanding the promotional preferences you indicate by either unsubscribing or opting out in the Settings section of the Website, we may continue to send you administrative emails including, for example, in order to effectively provide you with the Services and periodic updates to our Privacy Policy.

  5. LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

    As part of the Services, we may provide links to and connect you to other websites or compatibility with other websites or applications. Some of these sites may even be co-branded with the Penny and Mary name or logo. However, we are not responsible for the privacy practices employed by those websites or the information or content they contain. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by us through the Website and the Services. Therefore, this Privacy Policy does not apply to your use of a third party website accessed by selecting a link on the Website or via the Services. The privacy policy of that other website or application will apply to your access or use of that site or application. We encourage our users to read the privacy statements of other websites before proceeding to use them.

  6. FORUMS

    Our Website may offer publicly accessible blogs, community forums, chat rooms or message boards (NO). You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used for any purpose by others who access them. You should exercise caution when disclosing personal information in these areas. Please do not submit any confidential, proprietary or sensitive personally identifiable information (e.g. social security number, date of birth, driver’s license number or financial information) (collectively, “Sensitive Information”). If you submit any Sensitive Information or other information in these areas, you do so at your own risk and we will not be liable to you or responsible for consequences of your submission. To request removal of your personal information from our blogs, community forums, chat rooms or message boards contact us at answers@askweddingplanning.com.

  7. CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

    Penny and Mary may occasionally update this Privacy Policy. When we do update this Privacy Policy, we will also revise the "Last Updated" date at the top and bottom of the Privacy Policy. If we make changes to the Privacy Policy that, in our discretion, we consider significant, we may send e-mails to our users who have created an account containing a link to the revised Privacy Policy. Significant changes will go into effect 30 days following such notification. Non-material changes or clarifications will take effect immediately. Please review this Privacy Policy periodically to stay informed about how Penny and Mary is protecting the personally identifiable information we collect. If you continue to use the Services or the Website after we post an update to this Privacy Policy, you indicate your acceptance of the updated Privacy Policy.

  8. USERS OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES

    Penny and Mary is a corporation organized under the laws of Delaware. The Website and the servers upon which the Website is hosted are located in the United States. Those who access or use the Services or the Website from other jurisdictions do so at their own choice and risk and are solely responsible for compliance with local law. Please note that the personal information you submit using the Services may be transferred to and stored in the United States to be processed by us so we can provide the Services and the Website to you as set forth in this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use. If you are not a resident of the United States, you acknowledge and agree that we may collect and use your personal information outside your home jurisdiction, and that we may store your personal information in the United States. Please note that the level of legal protection provided in the United States or other countries in which you may access the Website or use the Services may not be as stringent as that under certain privacy standards or the privacy laws of some other countries, possibly including your home jurisdiction.

  9. CONTACT US

    If you desire not to receive information about products or services we think may be of interest to you or if you wish to access, delete or correct you information, please send us an email to answers@askweddingplanning.com.

    If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy or the practices of the Services or the Website please contact us by sending an email to answers@askweddingplanning.com.

  10. CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS

    California law permits visitors who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personally identifiable information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us at answers@askweddingplanning.com.


Last Updated: This Privacy Policy was last updated on December 2014.