PartyPlan.com

Revised: July 7, 2012.


Key points

  • PartyPlan.com will not disclose personal information that you may give us, such as your name, address, email address or telephone number, to any organisation or person outside PartyPlan.com unless you have authorised us to do so. For example, when you contribute to an online forum you are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any personal information.
  • By listing in a contact directory you are authorising the relevant details to be displayed publicly.
  • Under no circumstances will PartyPlan.com sell or receive payment for licensing or disclosing your personal information.

General

PartyPlan.com is strongly committed to protecting your privacy while interacting with our content, products and services.

The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to tell you what kind of information we may gather about you when you visit our site, how we may use that information, whether we disclose it to anyone, and the choices you have regarding our use of, and your ability to correct this information. Our policy allows you to choose what kind and how much information you provide to us and to control how we use whatever information you give us. Our goal is to provide you with a satisfying experience while allowing you to control your privacy and to give you a means to voice any questions or concerns you may have.

This policy applies only to PartyPlan.com and not to other companies' or organisations' websites to which PartyPlan.com is linked.


Collection of information

Information is collected from you primarily to make it easier and more rewarding for you to use our services. Depending on the service you are accessing, you could be asked to provide information such as your name, email address or information about what you do. It is entirely your choice whether you wish to access the service and respond to these questions or not.

PartyPlan.com collects two types of information. The first type is anonymous information. For instance, we may collect information to tell us how many people accesed the site today, but we do not know their names or email address as they are 'anonymous'. This information is collected for research purposes, is used in the aggregate (where possible), and remains anonymous.

The second type of information that PartyPlan.com collects is personal information. PartyPlan.com will collect personal information that lets us know the specifics of who you are such as your name, email address, or postal address, only when you provide it to us. With this information, PartyPlan.com can provide a variety of personalised and enhanced services that are not available to anonymous users. We hope that you will find it beneficial to provide individually identifiable information about yourself to us because it will make our services more valuable to you.

Sometimes, we may specifically ask for personal information about you when you sign up to use a service. Certain information may be required, such as your name, email address, billing address, credit card number, in order to provide that service or product to you. This information may also be used to inform you of additional products and services which may interest you. You can choose not to receive such information when you are undertaking product or service registration on our website.

How much of your personal information that you choose to disclose to PartyPlan.com is completely up to you. The only way we know something about you personally is if you provide it to us, for example when you take part in a discussion forum or sign up for a service.


Use of anonymous information

PartyPlan.com automatically gathers anonymous information to monitor the use of PartyPlan.com like the numbers and frequency of visitors to PartyPlan.com and its areas. We only use such data in the aggregate. This collective data helps us determine how much our audiences use parts of the site, so we can improve PartyPlan.com to assure that it is as appealing as we can make it for as many users as possible. PartyPlan.com may publish or provide this aggregate data to other people.

As PartyPlan.com is international, we will also monitor your connecting IP address to determine what country you are in and to deliver relevant site content for your country.


Use of personal information

PartyPlan.com will only use the personal information you have chosen to provide us for the purpose for which you provided it. PartyPlan.com will not use it for any other purpose without your consent.


Cookies

PartyPlan.com may set and access cookies on your computer.PartyPlan.com may let other companies that show advertisements on some of our pages set and access their cookies also. Other companies' use of their cookies is subject to their own privacy policies. Advertisers or other companies do not have access to cookies set by PartyPlan.com.


Disclosure

There will be occasions where it will be necessary for PartyPlan.com to disclose your personal information to third parties. PartyPlan.com may be required by law to disclose the information, or PartyPlan.com may be required to disclose your personal information to third parties to provide the service you have requested, for example, if you purchase a product online from PartyPlan.com, PartyPlan.com will need to disclose your personal information to third parties in order to bill and deliver your products. However, the disclosure will only be made where it is necessary to fulfil the purpose for which you disclosed your personal information. Otherwise than stated above, we do not disclose personal information that you may give us, such as your name, address, email address or telephone number, to any organisation or person outside PartyPlan.com unless you have authorised us to do so. For example, when you contribute to an online forum you are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any personal information.


No sale of personal information

Under no circumstances will PartyPlan.com sell or receive payment for licensing or disclosing your personal information.


Interacting with PartyPlan.com

There are many interactive features on PartyPlan.com that you can contribute to. These include: Guestbooks, Forums, Event Diaries, Reviews, Online Voting, Community, Mailing Lists, and Business Directories.

When interacting with PartyPlan.com, we suggest that you use your discretion and exercise caution when providing your personal information.

Note that whenever you post personal information in publicly accessible places, such as chat rooms or message boards, this information becomes available to anyone with access to the internet. This information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. Therefore, we recommend that you refrain from posting any information that you do not want seen in these public areas. For example, when participating in the PartyPlan.com discussion forum your name will appear on the message board. PartyPlan.com recommends that applicants registering online do not use their real names, but rather a nickname. You must not intentionally use the name of another living person.

Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and/or any personal information.


Access and correction: personal data

If PartyPlan.com holds your personal information PartyPlan.com will where possible provide you with access to the information. PartyPlan.com will take reasonable steps to correct the information so that it is accurate, complete and up to date.


Complaints about privacy

If you have any complaints relating to online privacy issues on our website, please contact us. While PartyPlan.com accepts no liability for any material or links posted to the service, we will investigate all complaints.


Changes to PartyPlan.com privacy policy

If we decide to change the PartyPlan.com Privacy Policy, we will post those changes here: www.partyplan.com/network/help_privacy.php