Privacy Policy

This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices and legal disclaimers for NewBernMardiGras.com as of 11/25/2018. This website was not created to serve nor do we or our website actively market to residents of the EU (European Union).

This privacy policy tells you how we use personal information collected at this website. Please read this privacy policy before using the site or submitting any personal information. By using the site, you are accepting the practices described in this privacy policy.

How we collect your personal information. We collect personal information from you in a variety of ways, including: when you interact with us electronically or in person; correspond via email, when you access our website; when we provide our services to you; subscribe to our newsletter; respond to a survey; fill out a form or comment on our blog; interact with us via third-party platforms such as social media, chat box, etc.

What information do we collect? When registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number, information about registration or sponsorship you have ordered, information from inquiries you have made, communications between us.

What do we use your information for?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

  • To personalize your experience (your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs)
  • To improve our website (we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you)
  • To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature
  • To send periodic newsletter emails, when/if applicable. The email address you provide for registration processing, if any, may be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your registration, in addition to receiving occasional updates, etc.

Note: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each newsletter email.

Payment and transaction information

We accept payments through PayPal. Some of your data will be passed to PayPal when processing your payments including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information. Read PayPal’s Privacy Policy for more details.

Your payment method details (credit card number) are tokenized when you make a payment. We do not store the actual payment method details on our website.

Do we use cookies?

Yes, we use first- and third-party cookies. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computers hard drive through your Web browser – if you allow – that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. Cookies are not malicious programs that access or damage your computer.

We may use cookies to keep track of analytics, advertisements, and compile aggregate data about site traffic, allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook, and site interaction so we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future and/or to prevent spammers. Click here to opt-out of Google Analytics cookies. If you want to block cookies completely, you can disable them in your browser: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Microsoft Edge, or Internet Explorer.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Social website cookies

So you can easily “Like” or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site. The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

Comments

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Sharing with Third-Party Vendors and Service Provider Partners

We do share your data with partners and/or subcontractors who help us provide and improve our products and/or services as follows. We also impose strict restrictions on how our partners/vendors can use and disclose the data we provide. Your information is likely to be available to various extent to those who support our business (and their subcontractors) including:

  • Our web developers (access only)
  • Technical infrastructure hosts (data)
  • Our online payment service (data) – PayPal
  • Analytics provider (anonymous data) – Google Analytics, etc.

In each case we strive to provide the minimum amount of information or access necessary for those third parties to fulfill their obligations to us and ultimately you.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU

This website is operated from the United States. We do not knowingly serve clients outside the U.S. We may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, we may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction.

Data Retention

We retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with services and as described in this Privacy Policy. However, we may also be required to retain this information to comply with tax, legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce our agreements. We generally keep your data for 2 years.

What Rights You Have Over Your Data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Your right to access, rectify and erase personal information

You are entitled to view, amend, delete and receive/download your personal information that we process in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. You can update any information you have provided in your profile on our website. You may also change your notification settings. We recommend you review our cookie policy that provides instructions on how you can remove data saved in cookies. If you wish to delete all your personal data and/or have an export of data, contact us using the email address we have on record for you. Data requests that are deemed excessive or unfounded may result in a $75 fee being charged.

Third-party Links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Security

NewBernMardiGras.com uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to ensure your details are encrypted and securely communicated to us, safe from prying eyes or malicious threats. Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is a protocol for enabling data encryption on the Internet and for helping website users confirm the owner of the website. However, we cannot guarantee that your submissions to our website, any content residing on our servers, or any transmissions from our server will be completely secure.

We take reasonable steps to protect your personal information. However, we are not liable for any unauthorized access to this information.

California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

Complaints About Privacy

If you have any complaints about our privacy practices, please feel free to contact us with details of your complaints. We take complaints very seriously and will respond shortly after receiving notice of your complaint.

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our privacy policy.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us via our contact page.