ShivaConnect, Inc. recognizes that privacy is important. You may visit our website anonymously or choose to provide personal information. We offer informative articles and access to independent sites and services that do not require you to log in or to register.
Information we collect and how we use it:
The sole purpose of each Shiva Registry is to provide the mourners’ friends and family with the location, day, date and time of the memorial service and shiva details, in order to express condolences and offer support. Shiva Connect, Inc. does not sell or trade any personal or Shiva Registry information.
Personal information will be required to log in and create a Shiva Registry on ShivaConnect.com. You may be asked to enter name, address, email, phone number, etc. for yourself and may submit information about other people as well. You may invite visitors to view a Shiva Registry you created by sending them a link to it or granting access to other site visitors who will be required to provide the name of a principal mourner or the deceased to view a registry that has already been created. Visitors must use the login name and password of the Shiva Registry creator to edit that registry, with the exception of those who would like to add a “food note” and or a eulogy.
Your information will be used solely to improve your user experience on our site, to improve our website and to process transactions.
Email Addresses-- The email addresses you provide may be used to send updates or information pertaining to an order, in addition to any website related news or services, including an annual Yahrzeit reminder.We do not sell email addresses.
User communications – When you send an email to ShivaConnect, Inc. we may use it to process your inquiries and respond to your requests. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not sold to outside parties.
Other Linked or Affiliated Sites- We offer the ability for you to link to other independent websites and companies to make purchases and donations. Personal information may be made available to those vendors for purposes of processing and delivering your order.
Information Security- ShivaConnect, Inc. takes appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. Users must provide their personal information to create a new registry. Only users who log in with the email address used to create a registry and a correct password can edit an existing registry, with the exception of users who may add a food note or eulogy to the Shiva Registry. Vendors on our website will only be provided with information that is necessary to process and deliver an order. You wil provide users with a link to your registry and may allow other site visitors to search for your registry by providing either the name of a mourner or the deceased to view your created registry and will not be permitted to edit a registry, with the exception of inserting additional entries to the food notes or a eulogy.
We have implemented technical, administrative, and physical security measures to protect guest information from unauthorized access and improper use. Please be aware that despite our best efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and no data transmissions over the web can be guaranteed 100% secure. Consequently, we cannot insure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or linked websites and you do so at your own risk.
Information Sharing-Your information, whether public or private will not be sold, transferred or given to another company without your consent, other than for the purpose of processing and delivering an ordered product or service. We do not sell or trade any personal or registry information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you. Information may be released when it is necessary to comply with the law, enforce our site policies or to protect ours or others rights, safety or property.
Non personally identified information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising and other uses, such as the number of users who clicked on a particular advertisement, how many users viewed a registry, how many logins were created, etc.
Choices for personal Information- We never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.
ShivaConnect, Inc does not set cookies. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent.
Links – ShivaConnect, Inc. may present links in a format that enables us to keep track of whether these links have been followed. We use this information to improve our website and the services offered to you and to evaluate advertiser traffic.
Log information – Our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you are on our website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser. This information may be used by ShivaConnect, Inc. for auditing and analysis in order to maintain and protect our services, to ensure the technical functioning of our website, to protect the rights of ShivaConnect, Inc. or its users.
Children's Privacy- Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13 years of age.
This policy was last modified on July 15, 2010.