The Rainbow Knot, LLC

The -RainbowKnot.com

   A Vendor Business Directory Serving the LGBT Community
with Gay-Friendly Wedding Vendors

A Division of The Rainbow Knot LLC

 
 

Last updated 10/20/2015

PRIVACY POLICY

 

Scope

The Rainbow Knot LLC ("TRK", “The-Rainbowknot”, “Co.”, “The Rainbow Knot”) respects the privacy of the visitors to its web sites: The-Rainbowknot.com ("Site"). This Privacy Policy is intended to inform You of TRK policies and practices regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information, (defined below) that You submit to TRK Sites.

 

This Privacy Policy applies to ALL users, including those just visiting TRK Sites ("Users", "You" or "Your").

"Personal Information" is information about You that is personally identifiable to You, for example: Your name, address, email address, phone number, as well as other non-public information that is associated with the foregoing. "Automatically Gathered Information" is information that TRK collect as You visit TRK Sites. See "Automatically Gathered Information" below for more information.

Consent

By using TRK Sites, You agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, and You expressly consent to the processing of Your Personal Information according to this Privacy Policy by TRK or by third parties with whom TRK have a relationship. Your Personal Information may be processed by TRK in the country where it was collected, as well as other countries (including the United States) where laws regarding processing of Personal Information may be less stringent than the laws in Your country. In addition, in the event that You contact The Rainbow Knot (TRK) via telephone, You understand, acknowledge and agree that such phone conversations may be recorded.

 

Notification of Privacy Policy Changes

The Rainbow Knot may modify, alter, or update this Privacy Policy at any time. TRK may also change this Privacy Policy if TRK add any new services or features. We will notify You of any changes by posting the revised Privacy Policy on TRK Sites with the date it was revised. You can determine when this Privacy Policy was last revised by referring to the "Last Updated" legend.

 

TRK encourage You to review TRK Privacy Policy on a regular basis to stay informed about any changes to the Privacy Policy. Your continued use of TRK Online Services constitutes Your agreement to the Privacy Policy and to any updates. If You do not agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not continue using TRK online services or visiting TRK Sites.

 

 

1. INFORMATION TRK GATHERS

  

1.1 Registration for The Rainbow Knot On-Line Advertisers

If You register with the Sites by filling out an on-line advertising sign-up form, TRK collects and stores Personal Information that specifically identifies You or the advertising account that You set up with The Rainbow Knot (your "Account"). At this time, the most information You would be required to submit is Your first name, last name, business name, address, city, state, zip/postal code, country, phone number, email address, and website address (if applicable).

 

Other information requested on TRK on-line advertising sign-up forms is optional. We may, in the future, include other optional requests for information from You to help TRK tailor the Sites for You and to deliver personalized information to You. We may supplement Personal Information You provide TRK with additional information purchased from third parties for marketing purposes.

1.2 Registration in The Rainbow Knot/TRK’s Social Media

If You register with the Sites by filling out an on-line Social Media sign-up form, TRK collects and stores Personal Information that specifically identifies You or the account that You set up with TRK (your "Account"). At this time, the most information You would be required to submit is Your email address and confirmation that You are 18 years of age or older. Other information requested on TRK’s Social Media registration page is optional.

1.3 User Generated Passwords

Use of portions of the Sites requires You to establish a User ID and password. You agree that You will be responsible for maintaining Your password as confidential and that You are responsible for any activity that occurs on Your Account as a result of You sharing Your password with another or failing to protect it. TRK is not responsible for any loss or damage arising from Your failure to maintain the confidentiality of Your password.

 

1.4 User-Submitted Information

TRK reserves the right to retain any and all information submitted by Users through use of the Sites, including but not limited to reviews, public profile information, information submitted to surveys (created by TRK or any other third party), personal messages sent through the Site, and posts to message boards or Social Media section. We may supplement Personal Information You provide TRK with additional information purchased from third parties for marketing purposes.

 

1.5 Google Custom Search

The Rainbow Knot offers or will offer Google Custom Search for Users searching for specific information on TRK Sites. We retain a database of search queries typed into Google Custom Search by Users on TRK Sites.

 

1.6 Personal Information Indexed by Search Engines and Stored/ Returned in Search Results - Public Domain

As part of registration, You may set up a profile describing yourself, Your wedding or Your business. This profile will be publicly available on the internet and therefore can be indexed by search engines.

 

Users that choose to post information or to advertise with The Rainbow Knot will find any and all information they choose to post in TRK online directory, on web banners, on TRK’s Social Media or through any other sources related to TRK Sites, may be picked up by the internet search engines and further shared throughout the internet. TRK cannot be held liable for the subsequent sharing or display of such information due to this process; please do not submit Your full name and/or full company name, full street address, or other contact information to TRK Sites if You do not wish it to be shared through the internet, as part of the public domain.

 

You will have the ability to hide Personal Information under Your “my page settings” TRK’s Social Media or by submitting a removal request through TRK Contact Us page. Once You choose to hide Your profile or have Your information removed from TRK Sites, it may take some time for the search engines (including but not limited to: Google, Yahoo, Bing) to cycle out their cached search results which may temporarily contain Your Personal Information. TRK does not have direct control over the timeliness of the process for the search engines to remove Your Personal Information from their search results. TRK will not have any obligation under this Privacy Policy with respect to Your Personal Information or information You voluntarily provide to other Users via the Sites that is displayed in on-line search results.

 

1.7 Online Surveys and Contests

Occasionally, The Rainbow Knot may conduct User surveys to collect information about TRK 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, TRK may offer contests to qualifying Users in which TRK 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 TRK collects in the registration process and through surveys may be used to help improve TRK Services and Sites to meet the needs and preferences of TRK Users. This may include targeting advertising to You about TRK Services and Site. Information TRK 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.

 

 

2. HOW WE USE AND DISCLOSE INFORMATION

  

2.1 Registration Information

TRK may use Your information (including Personal Information) for TRK own internal purposes, including but not limited to contacting You via email to inform You about updates to Services, providing You with information relating to e-commerce transactions that You conduct on TRK Sites, editorial updates, information about Your account or changes to TRK Sites, and promotional messages about TRK own or marketing partners' products and services. If You signed up for one of TRK email newsletters, We will send You the newsletter that You requested. 

 

TRK reserve the right to disclose Your information as required by law. We also reserve the right to transfer Your Personal Information as part of a transfer of all or part of The Rainbow Knot's assets to a buyer, as described in "Corporate Mergers or Acquisition," below.

 

2.2 The Rainbow Knot On-line Vendor Member Directory

The Rainbow Knot On-line Vendor Member Directory provides advertising listings searchable by geographical location and wedding service category of participating TRK Vendors as well as a listing of local businesses. If a TRK Vendor is registered, the vendor's information will be made publically available on the on-line Directory.

 

To improve and personalize Vendor Member Listings TRK may collect information about a Vendor Member’s Business from third parties and provide this information on their behalf. This information may include, but is not limited to the following: the Vendor Member’s Business Social Media Accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Linked In, Dot 429, Trip Advisor, and Google Plus), the Vendor's Blog or other advertisements belonging to the Vendor Member’s Business.

 

If a TRK Vendor is registered, TRK may choose to promote the Vendor Member’s information. Promotion includes but is not limited to posting the Vendor's information to TRK social media (Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter), TRK’s Social Media, Newsletters, and/or TRK Sites.

2.3 The Rainbow Knot/TRK’s Social Media Community

The Social Media Section of the Sites is for the benefit of the Users. It is a public discussion and communication area whereby content (best practices, suggestions, etc.) is generated by the TRK’s Social Media Community. By Your participation to this area of the Sites, You acknowledge that the information posted will reside in the public domain and will be publicly available.

 

From time to time TRK Staff may examine this content or other user behavior to confirm that the Terms of Use are not being breached and TRK may remove any content that is inappropriate in TRKs’ sole discretion.

 

We strongly recommend that You refrain from posting any Personal Information in TRK’s Social Media section, and You may not post the Personal Information of any other person on TRK’s Social Media. 

 

2.4 Comments and Questions Submitted By Users On TRK Sites

If You choose to sign on in public activities on the Sites, such as posting comments on community message boards, posting photos to TRK’s Social Media or posting events to TRK Community Calendar, any information You submit can be read, collected, or used by others. Please exercise caution when deciding to disclose any Personal Information in public activities or submissions on TRK Sites.

2.5 Comments and Questions Submitted By Users To TRK Sites

TRK constantly seeks to improve the quality of the Services provided and the User experience on TRK Sites. We value Your input and encourage You to help expand and make improvements to TRK Sites by providing any thoughts or comments You might have regarding TRK Services or the Operation of the Sites. You can submit any comments You have to by clicking on the link "Contact Us" at the bottom of most of the pages on the Sites.

 

We will only use Your login information to acknowledge or respond to Your comments. Submitting comments via the "Contact Us" page will not cause You to receive any secondary or promotional material from us, unless specifically requested by You.

 

All ideas, suggestions comments and proposals that You send to The Rainbow Knot (collectively, "Submissions") are non-confidential and shall become the sole property TRK. TRK shall own all rights therein, including all intellectual property rights. TRK shall be entitled to use and/or disseminate the Submissions in any manner and for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation or credit to You.

 

2.6 Terminating Your Membership

TRK saves Your Personal Information until Your membership with TRK is terminated and You unsubscribe to email notifications. To terminate Your membership, contact Customer Service. If You terminate Your membership, Your Personal/Profile Information cannot be recovered. You may continue to receive email communications for a short period of time until TRK updates the databases. After termination of Your membership, Your Personal Information may remain on TRK archived database and records.

 

Notwithstanding the above, TRK will maintain information on Users who have been removed for violating the Terms of Use and will maintain email addresses in TRK unsubscribe lists.

 

2.7 Data Security

We will use commercially reasonable methods to keep Personal Information securely in TRK files and systems. Our Payment System is operated using secure Internet connections through PayPal using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption, to help protect Your financial data. Please note that with current technology, TRK cannot guarantee the security of Your data as it travels over the Internet.

 

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and to ensure the appropriate use of information, TRK has taken appropriate precautions to safeguard any information collected through a visitor’s use of Online Services, including Secured Socket Layers (SSL) and other encryption technology. Although TRK takes appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of information, TRK cannot assure You that the Personally Information that TRK collects will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Policy. Inadvertent disclosures may result, for example, when third parties misrepresent their identities in asking the site for access to Personally Identifiable Information about themselves for purposes of correcting possible factual errors of data.

If You have reason to believe that Your interaction with Us is no longer secure You must immediately notify TRK of the problem through the Contact Us page.

 

2.8 TRK Does Not Retain Your Credit Card Information

When a User makes a payment via debit or credit card either through TRK secure PayPal connection or over the telephone TRK does not record or store their credit card information. TRK does not automatically charge and renew expired advertising subscriptions. If a User wishes to upgrade or update their advertising subscription or to renew their advertising subscription with TRK at a later date then the User will be required to resubmit their credit card information at that time.

  

2.9 Corporate Mergers or Acquisition

We may be involved in a corporate merger, acquisition, bankruptcy, dissolution, reorganization, or similar transaction or proceeding that involves the transfer of the information described in this Privacy Policy. If TRK the company or TRK assets related to the Sites are acquired by another company or merged with another company, that company will possess the Personal Information collected by TRK and it will assume the rights and obligations regarding Your Personal Information as described in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy inures to the benefit of successors and assigns of The Rainbow Knot.

 

2.10 Legal Requests

The Rainbow Knot 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 may share information about You to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety or other rights and interests of any person, violations of the Sites' Terms of Use or as otherwise required by law.

 

TRK can (and You authorize TRK to) disclose any information about You if TRK believes 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 TRK or third parties; or (c) assist in any investigation.

 

2.11 Regarding Minors (Individuals Under 18 Years of Age)

TRK Web Sites are designed and intended for use by adults. We do not intentionally gather Personal Information about persons who are under the age of 18. We ask that individuals under the age of 18 not submit personal information to TRK through TRK Sites.

 

2.12 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 knowingly collect any Personal Information from anyone under 13 years of age. If we learn that we have collected any Personal Information from a child under the age of 13 without verifiable parental consent TRK will delete that information from TRK database as quickly as possible. If You believe that TRK may have collected information from a child under the age of 13 please contact us.

Contacting The Rainbow Knot

If You have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the practices of these Sites, You may contact Customer Service. 

 

Can The Rainbow Knot Modify this Privacy Policy?

TRK may modify, alter, or update this Privacy Policy at any time. TRK may also change this Privacy Policy if TRK adds any new services or features. We will notify You of any changes by posting the revised Privacy Policy on TRK Sites with the date it was revised. You can determine when this Privacy Policy was last revised by referring to the "Last Updated" legend at the top of the page. If the changes are significant, TRK may provide more prominent notice or obtain Your consent as required by law.

 

We encourage You to review Our Privacy Policy on a regular basis to stay informed about any changes to the Privacy Policy. Your continued use of TRK Online Services constitutes Your agreement to the Privacy Policy and to any updates. If You do not agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not continue using TRK online services or visiting TRK Sites.  

This document is proprietary for the use of The Rainbow Knot LLC (TRK, The-rainbowknot.com), therefore shall not be copied by any other person or entity.