This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for www.REGARDS.COM.
(* last updated 3/19/09 *)
believes in protecting our users' information and takes the issue of privacy
very seriously. We do not advocate “spamming”(unsolicited emails) and we will
not disclose your personal individual information. We collect personal information from you when you join
REGARDS.COM and when you send one of our digital greeting cards. You also may
choose to provide personal information at other times, such as when you enter a
contest or ask that information be sent to you from one of our advertisers or
sponsors. Occasionally however, we will
provide aggregated user data to third parties in the form of general user
When joining REGARDS.COM,
you provide personal information as described in the “new member information"
section below. As a member of REGARDS.COM, you have unlimited access to your
personal information in order to determine its accuracy and make changes if
necessary. To access your membership information, simply go to "member
options" and choose "change your user information".
If you choose to send a
REGARDS.COM card, but choose not to become a member of REGARDS.COM, you must
provide your email address and the email address of the recipient. This
information is used to customize the greeting and notify both you and the
recipient that the greeting has been sent and received. REGARDS.COM is committed to protecting your
privacy and we will not disclose this information to third parties except under
the limited circumstances described below. If you opted to receive email
communications from us regarding our products and services, we will also
provide you information on how to unsubscribe from future emails.
- What personally identifiable information of yours or third party personally identification is collected from you through the web site
- The organization collecting the information
- How the information is used
- With whom the information may be shared
- What choices are available to you regarding collection, use and distribution of the information
- The kind of security procedures that are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under REGARDS.COM control
- How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.
New Member Information
If you choose to join
REGARDS.COM, we do require that you provide us with certain current and
accurate personal identifying information, such as your name, email address,
gender, ZIP code and year of birth.
REGARDS.COM is committed to protecting your privacy and will not sell or
rent your personal information to any third party.
When you register as a new
member of REGARDS.COM, you are offered the option to receive email messages
from us. These messages may include updates regarding our site's services,
features and other information meant to enhance your experience on our site. You
are also offered the option to receive mailings featuring our sponsors'
products or services. It is our goal to
provide you with information relevant to your interaction with our site and you
may unsubscribe from these services at any time.
REGARDS.COM will not
disclose your personal information to a third party unless we are required to
do so by law or we in good faith believe that such action is necessary to (1)
comply with the law or with legal process; (2) protect and defend our rights
and property; (3) protect against misuse or unauthorized use of REGARDS.COM or
(4) protect the personal safety or property of REGARDS.COM members or the
public. Should you choose to provide
false us with information or attempt to pose as someone else-- information about
you as well as your computer's IP address -- may be disclosed as part of any
investigation into your actions.
REGARDS.COM does share
aggregated user statistics, with third parties for business purposes.An example of this would be that you might
represent a part of a percentage within a demographics report shown to
advertisers and sponsors of our site.
In order to continually
improve your experience on our site, REGARDS.COM may place a “cookie” on your
computer's hard drive. “Cookies” allow us to compile aggregate information
about which areas of our site are visited most frequently and to remember your
personalized site settings. The traffic
information attained may be used to enhance the content of our site. By
verifying that you are a member, the cookie makes it more convenient for you to
use our site.
Cookies also may be placed
by our advertisers for the purpose of Ad rotations or by independent third
parties that actually operate the servers on which the ads reside. Although the
REGARDS.COM encourages third parties to adhere to appropriate privacy standards
and policies, we are not responsible for the actions or policies of such
parties. REGARDS.COM works with a third party that serves ads to this site.
If you've set your browser
to reject cookies, you can still use our site, but you may need to re-enter
information that we would normally obtain from the cookie. You can also set
your browser to warn you before accepting cookies. If you do, you will receive
a warning message each time our site attempts to place a cookie on your hard
Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and other sites on the Internet.
Greeting Card Information
When you send a REGARDS.COM
card, the information you provide to us is used to customize your greeting with
the recipient's name, your message, and to deliver an email notification to
yourself and to the recipient. We treat our digital greetings as private
correspondence between the sender and the recipient and will not disclose the
contents of a digital greeting card, other than to the intended recipient,
unless we are required to do so by law.
Correcting/Updating/Deleting/Deactivating Personal Information
If a user's personally identifiable information changes (such as zip code, phone, email or postal address), or if a user no longer desires our service, we provide a way to correct, update or delete/deactivate users' personally identifiable information. This can usually be done at the Member Options page or by emailing our Customer Support at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On various occasions,
REGARDS.COM may sponsor contests or promotions or allow other companies to
sponsor contests or promotions on our site. In order to enter a contest or
promotion, you may be asked to provide personal identifying information, and by
doing so you agree that such information may be disclosed to the contest's
sponsor, whose identity will be clearly indicated on the entry form. For all contests and promotions sponsored by
REGARDS.COM, the information you submit will be treated the same way we would
treat your new member information. Other companies who sponsor or co-sponsor
our contests and promotions may have their own policies for handling personal
information, and information you submit will be subject to those policies as
well. Although REGARDS.COM encourages third parties to adhere to appropriate
privacy standards and policies, we are not responsible for the actions or
policies of such parties.
Sponsors and Business Partners
Our sponsors also may offer
you the opportunity to sign up for their services or information, such as
newsletters or promotions. In these instances, we will inform you about exactly
what personal information is requested by the sponsor, and we will ask you for
permission to release your information to the sponsor. If you consent, REGARDS.COM
will transfer your information to the sponsor. Once your information has been
transferred to the sponsor, REGARDS.COM is not responsible for its use. The
While we encourage our third party sponsors to adhere to appropriate privacy
standards, we are not responsible for the actions or policies of our sponsors.
Third Party Advertising
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site.
These companies may use aggregated information (not including your name, address,
email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other
Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.
If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies,
Because REGARDS.COM strongly believes in protecting our users' personal information, you have our assurance that you will be notified of any changes made in our privacy practices. A notice of change will be posted on our site so that our users are made aware of any changes made.