Your Acceptance of These Terms
This policy applies to your use of the Website, which is owned and operated by Gifting Tree, LLC (“Gifting Tree” and/or “Company”). This policy does not apply to your use of websites to which the Website only links, including the third party retailers that you link to your Gifting Tree account. This policy covers only information collected on the Website.
We control and operate this site from our offices in the United States of America. We do not represent that the content and materials on the Website are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Persons who choose to access this site from other locations do so on their own initiative, and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.
We do not solicit any personal information from children. You must be 18 years of age or older and have the capacity to form a binding contract in order to use, register with, or otherwise participate in the Website. If you are not 18 or older and do not have the capacity to form a binding contract, you are not authorized to use the Website. We encourage parents and legal guardians to utilize parental control tools available online to prevent their minor children from interacting with the Website, creating a registry, making a purchase, or submitting information online.
The Information We Collect
Personal Information that You Provide to Us:
We collect personal information from you (such as your name, photograph, shipping address, telephone number, credit card number, e-mail address, and/or any other identifier that permits the physical or online contacting of you) in connection with your registration with, use of, participation in, or purchases within the Website, an online universal wedding and baby gift registry. In all of these cases, we will collect personal information from you only if you voluntarily submit such information to us.
We also collect personal information from your third party retailer accounts that you link to your Gifting Tree account. When you link third party retailer accounts to your Gifting Tree account, Gifting Tree will have access to your account information and other information that you provided to the applicable third party retailer.
Please note that if you give out information online (such as in your public profile, event description or in your personal gift message) that information can be collected and used by third parties. Although we strive to protect the privacy of our registrants, purchasers and visitors, we cannot guarantee the security of information you post in these forums. You disclose such information at your own risk.
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of your information, username and password. You shall be responsible for all uses of your account, whether or not authorized by you. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your account, username, or password.
Information that We Collect from You.
We also collect personal information from you through the use of automated technology, such as the following:
"IP address tracking": An IP address is a number that is assigned to your computer when you are on the Internet. When you request pages from our Website, our servers log your IP address.
"Web beacons": A Web beacon, or "clear gif", is a small graphic image on a webpage or web-based document that a web site can use to determine information about a user.
The personal information we collect might also include the browser you use, the type of device (e.g. computer, smart phone, tablet) you use to connect with the Website, technical information about your means of connection to our site, such as the operating systems and the Internet service providers utilized, and other similar information. Our systems may also automatically gather information about the areas you visit, page views, navigation patterns, search terms you utilize on our Website, dates and times of use of our Website, geo-location information, the third party retailers you link to our Website and about the links you may select from within our site to other areas of the World Wide Web or elsewhere online.
We also collect information concerning the specific products or services that you registered for, purchased or viewed on the Website.
Using the Information We Collect:
If you provide us with your personal information for any of the activities on the Website (such as creating a profile or your registry or making a purchase), we may use that information to conduct the activity. We may also use the information you share with us and that we collect from you, to do the following:
Manage your Gifting Tree account (such as profile and registry);
Link to your existing third party retailer accounts and registries;
Complete purchase transactions;
Track purchases and deliveries;
Use cookie technology to improve your experience of the Website, such remembering your preferences, customizing your registry/account, or authenticating your access to your personal information.
Administer the Website and, in the aggregate, understand how our users as a group use certain features of the Website. This way we know which areas of our Website are favorites of our users, which areas need improvement, and what technologies are being used so that we may continually improve our Website.
Contact you about the status of your registry (if registrant) or purchases (if purchaser);
Respond to customer service inquiries or requests;
Notify you about the availability of or changes to certain items in a registrant’s registry or purchased by a purchaser;
Protect against fraudulent use of your account and personal information and protect against fraudulent or unauthorized transactions;
Operate, maintain and improve our Website;
Comply with any legal requirements or court orders;
Send you direct mail offerings;
Send you email communications, including marketing and promotion material and special offers;
We may combine the information we collect with publicly available information and information we receive from the third party retailers that you link to your account/registry. We may use that combined information to enhance and personalize your registry experience, to communicate with you about products and services that may be of interest to you, for other promotional purposes, and for other purposes described in this section.
As referenced above, we may use your personal information for internal or external marketing and promotional purposes via e-mail. We will give you an opportunity to "opt-in" to receive such e-mails and if you do "opt-in" you may choose to "opt-out" at any time, by following the instructions on your settings page of Website. However, if you "opt-out," you may not be eligible for certain benefits and special offers for which your personal information, such as a name, e-mail address, telephone number or other personal information, is required.
Sharing the Information We Collect:
We may also share aggregate statistical information with our partners, advertisers, third party retailers, licensors and other third parties to improve our Website and Gifting Tree Services and for other business and operational purposes.
We may share your information with certain third parties in connection with the operation, maintenance and performance of our Website (such as third party hosting companies and payment processors).
We may provide other companies with a postal mailing list, consisting of registrant names and postal mailing addresses, (but not email addresses) for purposes of marketing and promoting the Website or other products or services that may be of interest to you. In order to determine the information that may be of interest to you, the information that you give us and information about your order may be combined with other personal information such as purchase history available from our records and other sources.
Other: we may be required to disclose the information we collect pursuant to comply with any valid legal inquiry or process such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute or court order. We will also release specific information in special cases, such as if there is an attempted breach of the security of the Website, or a physical or property threat to you or others. We may also transfer user information, including personal information, in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, the sale of related assets or corporate division or other fundamental corporate change.
Information Sharing Options. You have certain options when it comes to the collection, use and sharing of your information.
Marketing and Promotions E-Mails. As referenced above, you may opt-out of non-transactional, marketing and promotions e-mails by following the instructions on your settings page of the Website. You may also opt-out by clicking the unsubscribe link in the applicable marketing and promotions e-mail.
Automated Collection of Your Information. You may also utilize certain technology available to you to disable or limit the automated collection of your information.
You may install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on, available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout to limit the automated collection of your information on the Website. The Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on must be activated at the beginning of each session on the Website. If you download and activate the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on, please note that some parts of the Website may not function properly.
You may follow the instructions on your browser to stop accepting new cookies, to disable existing cookies and to receive notification of new cookies. If you disable cookies, please note that some parts of the Website may not function properly and disabling cookies may cancel opt-outs that rely on cookies (e.g. data analytics and targeted advertising).
You may download and activate a "do-not-track" signal from your browser that enables us to exclude you from data analytics and the collection of information in connection with your online activity over time and across third party websites.
You may also opt-out of targeted advertising by clicking http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/ and following the instructions of how to opt-out.
Links To Other Sites
Users will find advertising or other content on our Website that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, third party retailers, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the contents or links that appear on these sites. In addition, these sites or services, including their contents and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies, or no policy (policies) at all. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any third party sites or services before providing any of them with your personal information.
Protecting your privacy and your information is a top priority. We have taken careful measures to secure both your information and our physical premises. We exercise great care in providing safe transmission of your information. We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect the confidentiality and security of information provided to us, collected by us or otherwise transmitted to us. To protect your information, our Website uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) that encrypts your payment information (e.g. credit card number, name and address) so that only we are able to decode your information. Unfortunately, data transmission over the Internet cannot be guaranteed as 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, to the extent permitted by law, we do not guarantee the security of any information you transmit to or from our Website, and you do so at your own risk.
Access To/Correction of Information
If you "opt-in" to receive information from us or others, you can opt-out at any time by following the instructions on your setting page of the Website. Please be aware that it is not always possible to completely remove or alter information that is on our servicers or in our databases, however we will always make reasonable efforts to do so upon your request.
California Privacy Rights
Under California law, a California resident with whom Gifting Tree has an established relationship has the right to request certain information with respect to the types of personal information Gifting Tree has shared with third parties for their direct marketing purposes, and the identities of those third parties, within the immediately preceding calendar year, subject to certain exceptions. All requests for such information must be in writing and sent to: The Gifting Tree at PO Box 707, Temple, TX 76503.
Consent to Transfer
The Website is operated in the United States. If you are located in the European Union or elsewhere outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. By using our Web Site, participating in any of our services and/or providing us with your information, you consent to this transfer.