Privacy Policy

This policy explains our privacy practices for Wish Alerts.com (the “Site”), Wish Alerts’s mobile applications (the “Apps”) and services provided by Wish Alerts, Inc. By visiting the Site or using the Apps, you consent to our use of your personal information in the ways set out in this policy and in our Terms of Use. This policy only applies to Wish Alerts’s Site, Apps and services. We are not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of any third-party websites or apps. Wish Alerts’s Terms of Use require all account owners to be at least 18 years of age (or have the permission and supervision of a responsible parent or legal guardian), therefore, this policy does not discuss use of our Site, our Apps, or services by minors. HIGHLIGHTS Information Collected or Received To use our platform, you will need to provide us with a valid email address and you may be able to choose a username. Depending on the services you choose, we may collect additional information, for example: billing or payment information, a telephone number, and a physical address. Your username is publicly displayed and connected to your Wish Alerts activity. Other people may see the date you joined; ratings, reviews and related photos for items you purchased or sold; your profile information; items you listed for sale; your shop pages and policies; your favorites, followers and those you follow; sold item listings and the number of items sold; and comments you post in our community spaces. You may optionally choose to provide and publicly display your full name and other personal information (such as birthday, gender, and location). You may connect to Wish Alerts with an external application, in which case Wish Alerts may receive information from that other service, as explained below. We use technologies such as cookies, clear gifs, log files, and flash cookies for several purposes, including to help understand how you interact with our site and services, in order to provide a better experience. Uses and Sharing We use the information that we gather from you users in a number of ways. For example, if you purchase an item, we’ll share your shipping information with the Merchant; we could use your forum suggestions to improve our services; we use data analytics for targeted online and offline marketing; and of course, we use your email address to communicate with you. We also partner with service providers and other third parties that collect, use, and analyze information about Wish Alerts members and visitors. Wish Alerts will not sell or disclose your personal information to third parties without your consent, except as specified in our Privacy Policy. Choices You may review and change your information in your account settings, and you may remove certain optional pieces of information. You may control the receipt of certain types of communications from Wish Alerts in your account settings. Wish Alerts complies with the US - EU Safe Harbor framework and the US - Swiss Safe Harbor framework as set forth by the US Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use and retention of personal data from European Union member countries and Switzerland. Wish Alerts adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access and enforcement. Information Collected or Received As a Wish Alerts member you are required to provide a valid email address at registration and you may be able to choose a username or alias that represents your identity on Wish Alerts. Depending on which services you choose to use, Wish Alerts may require additional information to provide the service, such as a shop name, billing and payment information (including billing address, telephone number, credit card information), a telephone number, and/or a physical postal address. As a Wish Alerts Merchant, Wish Alerts may require information such as your social security number, identification ID or tax ID, date of birth, bank account information, credit card information and/or other proof of identification in order to verify your identity and provide this service to you and to comply with applicable law. We may store credit card information and use it for both billing and payment purposes. Wish Alerts may contact individual Merchant to confidentially request more information about their shops or items listed on the Site, or to ensure compliance with our rules and applicable law. Certain products or services on Wish Alerts may require you to complete an application; information you submit through the application processes will not be displayed publicly and will only be used internally by Wish Alerts, unless otherwise specified. You may optionally choose to provide and publicly display your full name and other personal information (such as birthday, gender, location, phone, e-mail, etc.) in connection with your account and activity. If you do not want this additional information displayed publicly, you can remove it through settings. Your username, Wish Alerts ID or alias is publicly displayed and connected to your Wish Alerts activity. Other people may see the date you joined, reviews, ratings, profile information, items listed for sale, merchant pages, sold item listings, and comments. Wish Alerts automatically receives and records information from your browser or your mobile device when you visit the Site or use the Apps, such as your IP address or unique device identifier, cookies and data about which pages you visit on the Site or on the Apps. This information helps us to prevent fraud and keep the Site and Apps secure, analyze and understand how the Site and the Apps work for members and visitors, and provide a more personalized experience for members and visitors. When you use the Apps, you may choose to share your geo-location details with Wish Alerts in order to use our location-based services. If you have provided your location details but would no longer like to share that information, you may opt out of those services through the settings on the Apps or on your mobile device. You may also enable the Apps to access your mobile device’s camera to upload photographs to Wish Alerts. Some members or visitors may connect to Wish Alerts or register a Wish Alerts account using an external third-party application, such as Facebook, or an app developed using the Wish Alerts application programming interface (API). Wish Alerts may receive data from those connected third-party applications. Connecting your Wish Alerts account to third-party applications or services is optional, and when you connect your account to an external app, you will be granting Wish Alerts permission to receive information from the third-party applications. You can also choose to share some of your activity on Wish Alerts on certain social media networks which are connected to your Wish Alerts account. You can modify your settings and revoke your permission under settings. Wish Alerts may receive or obtain information (for example: an email address) about a person who is not yet a registered Wish Alerts member (a “non-member”) in connection with certain Wish Alerts features, such as when a non-member subscribes to a Wish Alerts newsletter, a member invites a non-member to visit the Site, a member uploads non-member information using the contact uploader feature, a non-member engages in a transaction, or a member sends a gift card code to a non-member. Non-member information is used only for the purposes disclosed when it was submitted to Wish Alerts. Choice & Control We know that members of our community value having control over their own information, and therefore Wish Alerts gives you the choice of providing, editing or removing certain information, as well as choice over how we contact you. You may change or correct your Wish Alerts account information (except your username) on the Site. You may also remove certain optional information on the Site that you no longer wish to be publicly visible on the Site, such as your full name. For various reasons, Wish Alerts may send you messages about our services or your activity. Some of these messages are required, service-related messages for members (such as transactional messages or legal notices). Other messages are not required, (such as newsletters), and you can control which optional messages you choose to receive by changing your settings in your account. If you have chosen to connect your account to an external, third-party application, such as Facebook, or an app developed using the Wish Alerts API, you can change your settings and remove permission for the app by changing your account settings. You may connect directly with your email service provider, your mobile device’s address book, or a social network account to import your contacts to Wish Alerts. We do not retain the login information for your email service, mobile device, or social network site. You may be able to search for people you know by email address or phone number on the Site or by connecting to your mobile device’s contact list through the Apps. Finding your friends on Wish Alerts helps you connect with them on our platform. If you do not want your contacts to be able to find you on Wish Alerts through your email address, phone number, or social networking connections, then you may opt out through settings on the Site. If you do not wish to be located on Wish Alerts via your full name, you may remove your name from your public account information on the Site. It is not possible to opt out of being found via your username. Messages from Wish Alerts On occasion, Wish Alerts will contact you. Primarily, these messages are delivered by email or by push notifications, and every account is required to keep a valid email address on file to receive messages. Wish Alerts may contact you by telephone to provide member support or for transaction related purposes if you give us permission to call you. Additionally, Wish Alerts may send you an SMS message or physical mail in order to provide you with customer support or to provide you with information about products and features you may find of interest. You may update your contact preferences in settings. Some messages from Wish Alerts are service-related and required for members. Examples of service-related messages include an email address confirmation/welcome email when you register your account, notification of an order, and correspondence with Wish Alerts’s support team. Wish Alerts may also send you messages related to certain features or your activity on the Site or Apps. Wish Alerts may send you news or updates about changes to our Site, Apps, or services. From time to time, we may develop new types of messages and share them with you to inform you about our services. Primarily, members will receive these messages via email or push notifications through the Apps, but you may choose to opt out of receiving different types of messages through the settings. Wish Alerts offers optional email newsletters. When you register for an account, or choose to subscribe to a newsletter, you will receive newsletters from us. Newsletters are available to both members and non-members. Members may subscribe or unsubscribe from optional newsletters under account settings or by following the instructions contained in the newsletter emails. Non-members may subscribe by providing an email address, which will only be used by Wish Alerts for these newsletters. Non-members may unsubscribe from newsletters by following the instructions contained in the newsletter emails. A contact-importer feature is available to help you locate and connect with your friends and contacts who may be members of Wish Alerts. If someone in your contact list is not already a member, you may invite them to join Wish Alerts and an email will be sent to them on your behalf. Recipients of email invitations may opt out of receiving future invitations by following instructions in the email invitation message. You may only send an invitation to someone who have given you consent to receive one. Community Wish Alerts is both a marketplace and a community. We offer several features that allow members to connect and communicate in public or semi-public spaces. Please use common sense and good judgment when posting in these community spaces or sharing your personal information with others on Wish Alerts. Be aware that any personal information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by others, or could be used to send you unsolicited messages. Another Wish Alerts member may follow your public activity on Wish Alerts to receive updates. You may choose to make certain activities private through your account settings on the Site. After a member has begun following your activity, you have the option to block that member through the Site if you do not wish to share your updates with that specific person. Information Uses, Sharing & Disclosure We respect your privacy. Wish Alerts will not disclose your name, email address or other personal information to third parties without your consent, except as specified in this policy. We generally use the information to provide and improve our services and products, for billing and payments, for identification and authentication, for targeted online and offline marketing, to contact members or interested parties, and for general research and aggregate reporting. Wish Alerts limits access to your personal information by Wish Alerts personnel to those whom we believe reasonably need that information to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs. Regardless of what country you reside in or supply information from, you authorize Wish Alerts to use your information in the United States and any other country where Wish Alerts operates. Please be aware that the privacy laws and standards in certain jurisdictions may differ from those applying in the country in which you reside. As part of the buying and selling process, Wish Alerts will facilitate the sharing of information between the two members involved in the transaction, such as the other Wish Alerts member's email address, shipping address, and payment information. By making a purchase on Wish Alerts you are directing us to share your information in this way. We expect you to respect the privacy of the member whose information you received. As described in Wish Alerts's Terms of Use, you have a limited license to use that information only for Wish Alerts-related communications or for Wish Alerts-facilitated transactions. Wish Alerts has not granted you a license to use the information for unsolicited commercial messages or unauthorized transactions. Without express consent from that person, you must not add any Wish Alerts member to your email or physical mailing list or misuse any member’s personal information. Remember that you need to comply with all relevant legal rules when you use Wish Alerts. This includes applicable data protection and privacy laws which govern the ways in which you can use another Wish Alerts member’s information. Wish Alerts may release your personal information to a third party in the following circumstances: to protect, establish, or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims; to comply with a subpoena, court order, legal process, or other legal requirement; or when we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to comply with the law, prevent imminent physical harm or financial loss, or investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, threats to our property, or violations of Wish Alerts's Terms of Use. Wish Alerts may respond to requests for records or information about members of Wish Alerts’s community. We also may disclose personally identifiable information to parties in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringement, piracy, or other unlawful activity. In such events, Wish Alerts may disclose a name, address, country, phone number, email address and company name. Wish Alerts is affiliated with a variety of businesses and works closely with them. These businesses may offer promotions (including email promotions) or sell items or services to you through Wish Alerts’s services. Wish Alerts may also provide services or sell products jointly with affiliated businesses. When an affiliated business is associated with your transaction, we may share information related to the transaction to facilitate the transaction. Wish Alerts may share demographic information with business partners, but it will always be aggregated and anonymized, so personally-identifiable information is not revealed. Wish Alerts may engage third party companies and individuals (such as payment processors, research companies, analytics and security providers) to help provide our services. These third parties have limited access to your information only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated to Wish Alerts not to disclose or use your information for other purposes. In some cases, Wish Alerts may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions (such as a sale, merger, liquidation, receivership or transfer of all or substantially all of Wish Alerts’s assets), member information is typically one of the business assets that is transferred. If Wish Alerts intends to transfer information about you, Wish Alerts will notify you by email or by putting a prominent notice on the Site and the App, and you will be afforded an opportunity to opt out before information about you becomes subject to a different privacy policy. Third-party plug-ins also may collect information about your use of the Site. For example, when you a load a page on Wish Alerts that has a social plug-in from a third-party site or service, such as a “Like” or “Send” button, you are also loading content from that third-party site. That site may request cookies directly from your browser. These interactions are subject to the privacy policy of the third-party site. In addition, certain cookies and other tracking mechanisms on our site are used by third parties for targeted online marketing and other purposes. These technologies allow a partner to recognize your computer or mobile device each time you visit Wish Alerts, but do not allow access to personally identifiable information from Wish Alerts. Wish Alerts does not have access or control over these third-party technologies, and they are not covered by our Privacy Policy. If you prefer to prevent third parties from setting and accessing cookies on your computer, you may set your browser to block cookies. This policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that Wish Alerts does not own or control, or individuals that Wish Alerts does not employ or manage. If you provide your information to others, different practices may apply to the use or disclosure of the information you provide to them. Wish Alerts does not control the privacy policies of third parties, including other Wish Alerts members. Wish Alerts is not responsible for the privacy or security practices of Wish Alerts members or other websites on the Internet, even those linked to or from the Wish Alerts Site or Apps. We encourage you to ask questions before you disclose your personal information to others. Security The security of your personal information is important to us. Your Wish Alerts account information is protected by a password. It is important that you protect against unauthorized access to your account and information by choosing your password carefully, and keeping your password and computer secure, such as by signing out after using our services. Wish Alerts encrypts sensitive information (such as credit card numbers) using secure socket layer technology (SSL). Wish Alerts follows generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once Wish Alerts receives it. Unfortunately, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. Data Retention Wish Alerts will retain your information only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this policy, for as long as your account is active, or as needed to provide you services. Wish Alerts will retain and use your information to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. You may inform us of any changes or requests regarding your personal data, and in accordance with our obligations under applicable data protection law, we may update or delete your personal data accordingly. Privacy Policy Changes We may update this policy from time to time. If we believe that the changes are material, we’ll definitely let you know by doing one (or more) of the following: (1) posting the changes on the Site and Apps, (2) sending you an email or message about the changes, or (3) posting an update in the version notes on the Apps’ platform. That way you can decide whether you want to continue using the Site or Apps. Changes will be effective upon the posting of the changes. You are responsible for reviewing and becoming familiar with any changes. Your use of the Site or App following the changes constitutes your acceptance of the updated policy. Contact Wish Alerts If you have questions or suggestions about personal information you can contact Wish Alerts’s Support team by Correspondence: Wish Alerts, Inc., 300 Delaware Avenue, Suite 210-A, Wilmington, DE 19801.