Effective January 1, 2004
GayDestinationWeddings.com (GDW) wishes to build our users' trust and confidencein our site by promoting the use of fair information practices. This statement disclosesthe privacy practices for www.gaydestinationweddings.com, Gay Destination WeddingTravel's website.
Without your knowledge and permission, we will not collect personally identifiableinformation ("Personal Information") such as your name, e-mail and mailing addressand telephone number. Unless authorized by you, we will not disclose your PersonalInformation to third parties. You can at any time through our website view, corrector delete any personal information associated with your registration for use ofour site. GDW will take reasonable and appropriate actions to protect the securityof the Personal information we have collected from you.
You can always visit our site without signing in or registering or providing anyPersonal Information. When you visit our site, we do collect usage information ("sessiondata"), but it is anonymous and is not linked to you as an individual. We use sessiondata to better to analyze trends, administer the site, track user movement, andgather broad demographic information for aggregate use including the Internet Protocol("IP") addresses from which our visitors connect to our site.
When you use the GDW web site, a "cookie," (a piece of data stored on the hard drivecontaining user information) may be used to make the session more convenient. Cookieswill never be used to store personally identifiable information.
In order to use all of the functionality of this website, users must first completea simple registration form signifying they are interested in learning more aboutGDW's services. After filling out this form, users will have access to GDW's freereport and other special information. During registration you will be required togive your contact information (such as name and email address). This informationis used to contact you about the services on our site for which you have expressedinterest.
If at any time you would like to stop receiving mailings from GDW, you will havethe chance to "opt-out". All emails sent by GDW will include specific instructionson how to opt-out of future mailings.
Ordering / Booking
Booking your wedding travel will require specific information. Additional contactinformation must be provided and billing information (such as credit card numberand expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes only and tocomplete your reservation. If we have trouble processing a booking request, thiscontact information is used to get in touch with you.
When our website asks you to enter sensitive billing information (e.g., credit cardnumber), that information is encrypted and is protected through the use of "SecureSocket Layers" (SSL), an industry standard encryption method. While on a securepage, you may note the lock icon on the top or bottom of your Web browsers. This ensures you that the information being transacted issecured through encryption.
Tell - A - Friend
If you wish to use "Tell-A-Friend," our referral service for sending a friend informationabout our site, you will be asked for the friend's name and email address. GDW willautomatically send the requested information. GDW collects this information forthe sole purpose of sending this one-time email - the email address and the contentof the email are NOT stored in our database. After a referral email is sent, wewill only have access to that email address if the friend decides to register and"opt in" on our website after receiving the email.
Sharing of Personal Information
We will share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers.This information is not linked to any specific personal information that can identifyany individual person. We use a credit card processing company to bill users forservices. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally-identifiableinformation for any secondary purposes.
We partner with airlines, hoteliers, and other partners to provide specific services.When you sign up for these services, we will share names, or other contact informationthat is necessary for the third party to provide these services. These parties areallowed to use personally identifiable information only for purposes of providingthese services.
This website uses Google AdWords
You can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Preferences page
,and if you want to you can opt out of interest-based advertising entirely by cookie settings
or permanently using a browser plugin
Technical, Operational and Physical Safeguards
GDW takes rigorous precautions to protect its information systems from damage or tampering. Database access is highly restricted to authorized GDW accounts through the use of passwords and encryption. GDW travel agents are all contractually bound by a nondisclosure which prohibits the release of any personal information without the consent of the individual.
Notification of Changes
If you have any questions or comments about this policy statement please firstname.lastname@example.org