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Privacy

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Introduction

Etosha Enterprises, Inc., which owns and operates the website at www.giftelephant.com (“we” or “Gift Elephant”), takes the privacy of our users very seriously. This Privacy Policy is intended to describe for you, as an individual who is a user of www.giftelephant.com or our services (the "User"), the information we collect from you through www.giftelephant.com and its related websites (the “Website”) and how that information may be used.

Information We Collect

Account Information: When you create an account, you will be asked to provide certain personal information, such as your email address, gender, and zip code. All information submitted by you will be subject to this privacy policy; however, we reserve the right to aggregate personal data from all of our Users for use in connection with the Website. If you purchase postcards through the Website, we will also ask for your credit card account number, name on the card, expiration date, and billing address for your account.

Information about Others: As part of the Website, we may also collect and store personal information about other people you provide to us, including (but not limited to) their name, their relation to you, and what gifts they have given you or received from you, their address, and birthday date. Gift Elephant will not share the information you provide to us of your friends, family, or others with anyone, unless required by law or court order.

Browser and IP Information; Cookies: Each time a User visits the Website, we may automatically collect information regarding the User's browser type and Internet Protocol ("IP") address and store such information through use of "cookies." A cookie is a small file containing a string of alphanumeric characters that uniquely identifies your browser. The cookies enable us to confirm that Users are logged in. You may be able to set your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. However, if you set your browser to disable all cookies, some features of the Website may not function properly.

Server Logs: When you use our Website, our servers may automatically record certain information that your web browser sends whenever you visit any website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, IP address, browser type, browser language, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time of your request, and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.

Use of Information by Gift Elephant

Gift Elephant may use your personal account information to operate, maintain, customize, and personalize your experience with the Website. Gift Elephant may provide your personal account information to third party service providers whom we engage to assist us with the operation of the Website. Such access will be limited solely to use in connection with the Gift Elephant Website operations and is provided with the understanding that these parties will use such information in accordance with our privacy policy. Furthermore, we may use your email address to send you reminders which you may set up through the Website (e.g., birthday reminders), notifications regarding the Website, and new services we think you may find valuable.

Gift Elephant may also use information we collect from you to display content, advertising, and merchant offerings to you. Gift Elephant does not share any personal account information with its advertisers. Although Gift Elephant may provide general demographic or aggregated personal preference information to advertisers and business partners, Gift Elephant will not provide your individual personal account information to advertisers.

If we obtain IP addresses, usage data and browser information from our Users, we may (but are not obligated to) use such information for the following purposes: (a) to diagnose and prevent service or technology problems that are associated with the IP addresses; (b) to help us provide you with customized content and promotions that match your stated preferences; (c) to prepare geographical or other statistical data to help us better serve our Users; (d) to create new features, promotions and services in connection with the Website; and (e) to monitor the use of the Website.

Gift Elephant reserves the right to disclose personal account information if: (a) it believes that it is required to do so in accordance with applicable law, or to respond to a subpoena or court order, (b) it believes in good faith that such disclosure is necessary or appropriate to enforce its Terms of Use, take precautions against liability, to investigate and defend itself against any third-party claims or allegations, to assist government enforcement agencies, to protect the security or integrity of our Website, and to otherwise protect the rights, safety or property of Gift Elephant, our Users or others, or (c) Gift Elephant becomes involved in a merger, acquisition, or other transaction resulting in a change of control of Gift Elephant, in which case, such personal information may be transferred in connection with such transaction and may become subject to the privacy policy of another entity.

Third Party Advertising

In order to provide our Website services without charges or fees to our Users, Gift Elephant might permit third party advertisers to provide advertisements, content, or merchant offerings to you through use of the Website and/or electronic notifications to you (e.g., if you have set up reminder notifications). Although Gift Elephant does not provide any personal account information to such advertisers, Gift Elephant may provide personal preference information to these advertisers in order that we may serve you better. In addition, such advertisers may download cookies onto your computer, which would enable them to recognize your computer each time they send you an advertisement. As a result, the advertising network would have the ability to deliver targeted advertisements that they believe would be of most interest to you. Gift Elephant does not have access to or control of the cookies that may be placed by third party advertisers.

Postcard Content and Third Party Printing 

Gift Elephant does not regularly review or attempt to control the content of user-create postcards (including the message on the card, graphics, and images). The conent of each card may be recorded by Gift Elephant in order to transmit to a third party company other than Gift Elephant which prints and mails the postcards. Gift Elephant may maintain the postcard content so that you may view the postcard message and postcard from previously created cards, but Gift Elephant may delete this content from its site at any time at its sole discretion.

Security

Your Gift Elephant account is password-protected so that only you have access. If you puchase postcards and Gift Elephant asks for your credit card information, we transmit that credit card information using industry-standard SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption. Gift Elephant does not store your credit card information after an order has been processed.

Although Gift Elephant takes reasonable security measures to safeguard your private information against unauthorized use or access, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you provide to or from our online services. Gift Elephant can provide no guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of any of our security measures. All Website transmissions are solely at your own risk.

User Responsibilities

You have no obligation to provide personal information to Gift Elephant and may, at any time, decline to submit personal account information through the Website, in which case Gift Elephant may not be able to provide certain services to you. Although Gift Elephant takes reasonable measures to protect your privacy and security, it is also your responsibility to protect your personal account information. We strongly recommend that you take reasonable steps to maintain the secrecy of your account information at all times by keeping your account name and password secret and remembering to log off all computers when use is finished.

Other sites

This privacy policy applies only to websites and services that are owned or controlled by Gift Elephant. In the event that the Website includes links to other websites, Gift Elephant expressly disclaims responsibility for the privacy practices of such other websites. You should make certain that you are aware when you leave our Website and enter third party sites and review their privacy practices accordingly.

Changes to this Policy

Gift Elephant may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and at Gift Elephant’s sole discretion. Any such changes will be posted on this page.

Questions

Should you have any questions regarding our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us at info@giftelephant.com.