Privacy Policy

Last modified on April 1, 2007

This Privacy Policy sets forth how information about you and your catalog is used and shared by Wishlisting.com and its owner, Cliqworx, LLC. Please read this Privacy Policy to learn more about the ways in which we use and protect your personal information. If you have additional questions regarding our Privacy Policy, you contact us using using our Feedback form.

The privacy practices set forth in this Privacy Policy apply to the services we make available under the Wishlisting.com domain (the "Site"). This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and subject to the terms of the Wishlisting User Agreement. Please read the User Agreement to understand the general terms which govern your relationship with us. Capitalized terms in this Privacy Policy set forth herein or the definition given in the User Agreement. By visiting our Site or using our services, you are consenting to the information collection and use practices described in this Privacy Policy, as modified from time to time by us. If you do not agree, please do not use our services or access our Site.

We may amend this Privacy Policy at any time by posting the amended terms on the Site. All amended terms will automatically be effective seven (7) days after they are initially posted on the Site. Therefore, we encourage you to check the date of our Privacy Policy whenever you visit the Site for any update or changes.  In addition, if you have opted to receive e-mail messages from us, we will notify you of any update or changes by sending you an email.

Overview

This Privacy Policy is intended to explain our privacy practices and inform you as to:

  • the kinds of information we collect from users of the Site, and how that information is collected and used;
  • the circumstances under which we disclose information to third parties;
  • your use of other users’ information;
  • how other parties may collect information;
  • how you can access, update or delete any information collected about you by us; and
  • how we maintain the security of personally identifiable information.
  1. The Kinds of Information We Collect and How We Gather and Use It.

    The information we collect from users enables us to provide our services. Here are the types of information we gather.

    Information You Give Us. In general, you may visit the Site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. However, to begin using our services, you will need to register as a member and provide us with certain personally identifiable information. During the registration process, we will ask you to select a username and password (we will allow you to change your password, as well as any personally identifiable information you have given us in order to keep this information current). Among other things, this information helps us securely identify you as a registered or permitted user of those features and functions.

    We only collect personally identifiable information about you that we consider necessary for providing our services to you. At a minimum, such personally identifiable information includes your e-mail address. In addition, you may want to provide other personally identifiable information, such as your full name, street address, town or city, state, zip code, telephone number. Personally identifiable information also includes information regarding the items in your Catalog and the Commentary you provide. You can choose not to provide any or all of this information, but that will effect your ability to take advantage of the Site’s services.

    We use the personally identifiable information that you provide to enable you to create your Catalog and store Commentary regarding items in them, to permit those you designate as Friends to access your Catalog, to allow you to access the Catalogs of other members, to improve the Site, and to communicate with you. You agree that we may also use the information you provide, including personally identifiable information, to analyze Site usage, improve our offerings, customize the Site's content, layout, and services, and better tailor it to meet your needs. Certain information may also be compiled and analyzed on an aggregated basis that does not reveal your personal identity (“Aggregated Data”). We may use this Aggregated Data to help us operate the Site, and enhance and improve our services.

    Automatic Information. We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. For example, like many Web sites, we use "cookies," alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser.  Cookies enable us to provide access to the Catalog of your Friends as well as to your own Catalog. The cookies we use are both persistent and durable, meaning they exist as long as you do not delete them from your computer’s hard drive and "session cookies," which means that they automatically expire at the end of a browser session and, consequently, do not persist on your hard drive. In addition, you are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits this functionality. However, if you decide to do so, you would not be able to establish a logged-in session with Wishlisting.com and would not be able to use many of the features on the Site.

  2. E-mail Communications. We use generally use e-mails in three ways.

    1. We will send you an e-mail if a user of our services designates you as a Friend and authorizes us to send you an email. The purpose of the e-mail is to let you know that you may visit that user’s Catalog.
    2. We send e-mails to let you know about new features and product offerings, and to deliver communications relevant to your use of the Site, such as administrative notices if you elected during registration to “opt-in” to receiving such e-mails.  If you later decide that you don’t wish to continue to receive these communications, please make this designation in your account settings. 
    3. We will send you e-mails to notify you regarding any unallowable or unlawful activity in connection with your Catalog or the use of the Services.
      Information from Other Sources. We might receive information about you (in particular, your e-mail address), e.g., from another user who wants you to be able to view his or her catalog. As part of this process, that user may authorize us to send you an email on that user’s behalf inviting you to join that user’s Friends.
  3. Our Disclosure of Your Information.

    As a matter of policy, we do not sell or rent any of your personal information to third parties (for example, advertisers) for their marketing purposes without your explicit consent. The following describes some of the ways that your personal information may be disclosed in the normal course of providing the Services.

    Within the Wishlisting Community. Your username is displayed throughout the Site to those you identify as Friends. Any portions of your Catalog not designated as “Private” will be identified on the Site with your screen name and will, in that manner, be available to the public. Because of this, if you use your actual name in association with your screen name, visitors to the public areas of the Site may be able to personally identify your Wishlisting Catalog. Anyone you designate as a Friend will be able to view your email address, and obtain other personally identifiable information provided by you.  We may also send out notices to you or other community members regarding suspicious activity or policy violations on the Site.

    External Service Providers. There are a number of third parties (we refer to them as “external retailers”) who offer separate services that may be complimentary to your use of the Site (for example, to provide you with the opportunity to purchase your own copy of an item). If you choose to use these external retailers, disclose information to them, or grant them permission to collect information about you, then their use of your information is governed by their privacy policies. We do not disclose your personal information to external service providers unless you provide your explicit consent. To prevent our disclosure of your personal information to external service providers, you can decline such consent or simply not use their services. Because we do not control the privacy practices of these third parties, you should evaluate their practices before deciding to use their services.

    Internal Service Providers for Our Operations. We may use third parties that we refer to as internal service providers to facilitate or outsource one or more aspects of our services. In providing services to you, some of your personal information may be received by these internal service providers. For example, our services enable you to efficiently add data about your Catalog by utilizing content from Amazon.com about specific items.  It is possible that Amazon.com could correlate these XML requests and determine that you own or are interested in that item. Another exposure may occur if you reduce the privacy settings of your browser from the default settings. If you lower your browser’s privacy setting, when the browser “fetches” the image from Amazon.com, it will submit the Amazon.com cookie to Amazon.com. If such a cookie exists, Amazon.com can in turn log this access of the image along with the user's cookie and the HTTP Referrer request header. We do not control the use by these internal service providers of the information incidentally provided to them in the course of providing their services.

    Legal Requests.  Wishlisting.com cooperates with law enforcement inquiries, as well as other third parties, to enforce laws, such as intellectual property rights, to help protect you and the  Wishlisting.com community from bad actors. Therefore, in response to a verified request by law enforcement or other government officials relating to a criminal investigation or alleged illegal activity, we can (and you authorize us to) disclose information you have provided, such as your name, city, state, telephone number, email address, user id, history, and other relevant information, without a subpoena. Without limiting the above, in an effort to respect your privacy and our ability to keep the community free from bad actors, we will not otherwise disclose your personal information to law enforcement or other government officials without a subpoena, court order or substantially similar legal procedure, except when we believe in good faith that the disclosure of information is necessary to prevent imminent physical harm or financial loss, or report suspected illegal activity.

    Your Use of Other Users' Information.

    The Site allows you access to all Catalogs of members. You also will be able to review additional information in the Catalogs of members who have designated you as a “Friend.”

    By entering into our User Agreement, you agree that, with respect to information about other users and their Catalogs that you obtain through the Site, Wishlisting grants to you a license to use such information only: (a) to enjoy the  Wishlisting services, and (b) for any other purpose that a user expressly agrees to after you tell him or her the purpose for which you would like to use it. In all cases, under no circumstances, except as defined in this Section, can you disclose another user’s information to any third party without our consent and the consent of that user. You agree that other users may use your information in accordance with this Section. Note that law enforcement personnel and other rights holders are given different rights with respect to information they access.

  4. Use of Information Disclosed to Other Information Collectors.

    Except as otherwise expressly described in this Privacy Policy, this document only addresses the use and disclosure of information we collect from you. To the extent that you disclose information to other parties on our site or other sites throughout the Internet, different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of the information you disclose to them. Since  Wishlisting.com does not control the privacy policies of third parties, you are subject to the privacy policies of that third party. We encourage you to ask questions before you disclose your personal information to others.

  5. Your Ability to Edit and Delete Your Collections and Other Information.

    You can edit or delete items in your Catalog (including your Commentary), or delete your Catalog or account, at any time. Upon your instruction to delete your account, we will remove your user profile, publicly-accessible catalog, including all items and commentary, and registration from our system. Certain historical information, such as your username in a Friend’s account, cannot be deleted. You can opt out of receiving e-mails regarding service announcements from us at any time by making this designation in your account settings.

  6. Maintaining the Security of Personally Identifiable Information.

    We protect the personally identifiable information our users share with us, maintaining strict standards of security and confidentiality. However, no data transmission over the Internet or information storage technology can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. In addition, due to the existing regulatory environment, we cannot ensure that your private communications and other personal information will not be disclosed in ways not otherwise described in this Privacy Policy. By way of example (without limiting the foregoing), we may be forced to disclose personal information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances, third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications, or users may abuse or misuse your personal information that they collect from the Site. For example, the computers belonging to those you designate as “Friends” may be comprised and your data be leaked from them. Therefore, although we use industry standard practices to protect your privacy, we can only take steps to help reduce the risks of unauthorized access. We do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information or private communications will always remain private. Each individual using the Internet can – and should – take steps to help protect personal information and further minimize the likelihood that a security incident may occur.