GoldenTwine.com Privacy Notice
GoldenTwine.com's Overall Philosophy:
GoldenTwine.com knows that you care how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate your trust that we will do so carefully and sensibly.
This notice is meant to inform our users of how we define, gather and utilize
personally identifiable information. GoldenTwine.com will take reasonable steps
to protect user privacy consistent with the guidelines set forth in this policy
and the applicable laws. By visiting GoldenTwine.com, you are accepting the
practices described in this Privacy Notice.
Our Commitment to Privacy
Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide
this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can
make about the way your information is Collected and used. To make this notice
easy to find, we make it available on all pages.
But we do reserve the right to disclose or report personal information in
limited circumstances where we believe in good faith that disclosure is required
under law, to cooperate with regulators or law enforcement authorities, or to
protect our rights or property.
GoldenTwine.com will not wilfully disclose any personally identifiable information about its users to any third party.
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This notice applies to all information Collected or submitted on the
GoldenTwine.com website. On some pages, you can give your feedback, join our
Mailing List, post Matrimonial Ads, participate in various contests, order
products, make requests, and register to receive materials. The types of
personal information Collected at these pages are:
Credit/Debit Card Information
On some pages, you can submit information about other people. For example, if
you refer our website to your friend, you will need to submit the friend's eMail
address. We also request our visitors to send their photographs for various
Photo Galleries and Matrimonial Ads.
Collects two types of information:
- Information Users Give Us; and
- Automatic Information.
- Information Users Give Us
We receive and store any information you enter on our Website or give us
in any other way. You can choose not to provide certain information, but
then you might not be able to take advantage of many of our features. We use
the information that you provide for such purposes as responding to your
requests, customizing our services, improving our website, and communicating with you.
There are two types of user-submitted information we Collect: Public and
Private. We define Public information as personal information that may be
displayed on the site at the behest of the member, such as gender, age,
height, photograph, etc. Private information is defined as any information
that allows others to contact a user through GoldenTwine.com or allows the
Collection of information about the user other than what is displayed on the site.
Public: To accomplish our goal of bringing compatible people
together, we must gather personal information, which may or may not include:
customer-specified name, gender, age, religion, community, occupation,
qualification, preference/lifestyle information, contact information and photograph.
Private: This information is gathered from members and visitors
who apply for the various services our site offers. This information
includes, but is not limited to: eMail address, name, credit card number or
checking account information for payment, a user-specified password, mailing
address, zip code and telephone number.
GoldenTwine.com also allows members to submit public and private
information on behalf of others ? child/ward, sibling or friend. If such
child/ward, sibling or friend does not wish this information to be
displayed, s/he has the option to request removal of such information after
providing the necessary evidence that the information pertains to her/him.
Feedbacks & Contests: We invite our visitors to provide us their
feedback and participate in various contests. Participation in these
feedbacks or contests is completely voluntary and the visitor therefore has
a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested
may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and
demographic information (such as zip code, and age).
GoldenTwine.com Link Partners: The Link Partner program is a
vehicle for other websites to link to GoldenTwine.com. No personal member
information is exchanged with the Link Partner.
- Automatic Information
We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact
certain types of information when your Web browser accesses
GoldenTwine.com. This information Collected is not personally
identifiable, such as browser type and IP address, and is Collected for all users to the site.
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Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer's hard
drive through your Web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser
- help our website recognize repeat visitors;
- facilitate the visitor's ongoing access to and use of our website;
- allow our website to track usage behavior;
- compile aggregate data for content improvements; and
- undertake targeted advertising.
portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your
browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you
receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. However, cookies
allow you to take full advantage of some of GoldenTwine.com's coolest features,
and we recommend that you leave them turned on.
content specific to your interests, to save your password so you don't have to
re-enter it each time you visit different pages on our site, and for other
Please note that cookies are used only to reCollect information sent to your
computer from GoldenTwine.com. We CAN NOT access any information not sent by
example, advertisers). However, we have no access to or control over these cookies.
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We use eMail extensively to help you find your match on GoldenTwine.com. Our
main eMail products and services include:
- Member responses to your Matrimonial Ad,
- Partner matches for you, and
- Newsletters updating you of the latest features on our site.
Occasionally, we may also send you:
- Announcements of special events which GoldenTwine.com is associated with, or
- Special offers from partner sites, which we believe are useful for you.
As a GoldenTwine.com Matrimonial or Mailing List Member, you are
automatically subscribed to all of the above, as an integral part of our
matchmaking services to you or keeping you informed about various offers from
Affiliate Partners. For your convenience, all our eMails contains instructions
on how to be removed from all future mailings.
We reiterate that we will never sell / rent out your eMail address to any third
party, unless you expressly permit us to do so. In fact, we do not allow ANYONE
to see your eMail address, unless and until you publish the same as your contact
information for prospective matches to use.
Your friend's eMail address: Throughout GoldenTwine.com, you have the
option to tell your friends about our website. Do make full use of this option,
because your friends are also covered by GoldenTwine.com's SPAM-free privacy
policy. We will use your friend's eMail address only to send your message to
them. Then they will never ever hear from us again unless they voluntarily
subscribe to our services.
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Use of Information
We use return eMail addresses to answer the eMail we receive. Such addresses
are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties.
You can register with our website if you would like to receive our catalog as
well as updates on our new products and services. Information you submit on our
website will not be used for this purpose unless you fill out the registration
Most of GoldenTwine.com is free and is supported by paid content and
sponsorships from our advertisers.
In addition, GoldenTwine.com also uses the information it Collects in
the following ways:
- Information Users Give Us
Public: Public information supplied by members is intended to be
viewed by visitors to the site. This information is used by visitors for
searching and matching purposes. Public information can be used to identify
a specific member by name, address, etc unless and until the member doesn?t
provide any direct contact information, and prefer the prospective matches
to contact them through GoldenTwine .com (publishing of photograph and
posting of contact information is voluntary).
Private: We primarily use members? eMail addresses to verify
posting of Matrimonial Ad and to send prospective match eMails on behalf of
other members. EMail addresses and other contact information of those
members who prefer to keep them private are not disclosed to other members.
We may also use users? eMail address to send news regarding our site, but
the users may choose not to receive such eMails by unsubscribing. EMail
addresses may also be used in private correspondence with the user for
customer service issues. All other private information submitted by the user
is confidential and is not disclosed except as required by law or to protect
members of GoldenTwine.com. All private information can be updated or
deleted by the user at any time, by writing to
Transaction Information: When you advertise, post paid matrimonial
ad or other paid services like web designing and custom software from our
site, we ask you to complete an order form that requests certain information
from you, including a credit card number and expiration date and general
contact details. We use this information to complete the transaction that
you have requested, i.e. to deliver products or services that you order and
to invoice you. (We do not store your credit card information.)
Feedbacks & Contests: Visitors may provide suggestions via the
feedback facility and this information may be retained indefinitely in order
to serve as a valuable repository of ideas for future products and services.
Contact and other information Collected for contests is used to notify the
winners and award prizes.
GoldenTwine.com's Link Partners: Information submitted by the Link
Partner is used for establishing and maintaining a business relationship. No
personal or business information is shared outside the relationship between
GoldenTwine.com and the Link Partner. Link Partners do not have any access
to private information of GoldenTwine.com members.
- As a GoldenTwine.com user, you may ask queries to our experts in
the field of astrology, beauty, career, health, relationships, study,
etc. GoldenTwine.com DOES NOT pass on your personally identifiable
information to the experts. Even when your questions are published along
with expert answers, we ensure that your identity is protected, by
either changing your name or using First names only, depending upon your
- Visitors or other members are free to write messages to other
members to further the matchmaking process if such members have opted to
publish their contact information. GoldenTwine.com exercises reasonable
care to prevent site misuse, and we publish personally identifiable
information only when such members prefer to publish their contact
- Automatic Information
We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our
website and to share with advertisers. For example, we may tell an
advertiser that X number of individuals visited a certain area on our
website, or that Y number of men and Z number of women filled out our
registration form, but we would not disclose anything that could be used to
identify those individuals.
GoldenTwine.com will only use your personal information for the purposes listed
above or subsequently authorized by you. Please contact
Customer Support if you discover that your personal information is being
used in a way that is incompatible with these purposes. If you want your
Subscriber Information deleted from the GoldenTwine database, please contact
Customer Support. Personal information provided to us by you is, however,
subject to disclosure pursuant to any applicable laws.
Finally, 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.
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Information about our customers is an important part of our business, and we
are not in the business of selling it to others. We share customer information
only as described below:
- Affiliated Businesses We Do Not Control: GoldenTwine.com
may tie-up with partners to bring you various services, business
opportunities and online shopping. However, GoldenTwine.com will never share
your personal information, without your express permission. Still, we
about their use, any personally identifiable information that you may
separately submit to such partner.
- Promotional Offers: Sometimes we send offers to our Mailing
List members on behalf of other businesses. When we do this, we do not give
that business your name and address. If you do not want to receive such
offers, please unsubscribe from our Mailing List.
- Aggregate: GoldenTwine.com discloses aggregated user
statistics (for example, n% of our visitors are interested in Online
Shopping) in order to describe our services to prospective partners, and
other third parties, and for other lawful purposes.
- Agents: We employ other companies and individuals to perform
functions on our behalf. Examples include booking Matrimonial Ads, sending
postal mail and eMail, removing repetitive information from customer lists,
analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, providing search results and
links (including paid listings and links), processing credit card payments,
and providing customer service. They have access to personal information
needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes.
- Protection of GoldenTwine.com and Others: We release account
and other personal information when we believe release is appropriate to
comply with the law; enforce or apply our agreements; or protect the rights,
property, or safety of GoldenTwine.com, our users, or others. This includes
exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud
protection and credit risk reduction. Obviously, however, this does not
include selling, renting, sharing, or otherwise disclosing personally
identifiable information from customers for commercial purposes in violation
of the commitments set forth in this Privacy Notice.
- With Your Consent: Other than as set out above, you will
receive notice when information about you might go to third parties, and you
will have an opportunity to choose not to share the information.
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Affiliated sites, linked sites and advertisements
GoldenTwine.com contains links to other websites. We expect our partners,
affiliates and advertisers to respect the privacy of our users. Be aware,
however, that third parties, including our affiliates, advertisers and other
content providers accessible through our site, may have their own privacy and
data Collection policies and practices.
GoldenTwine.com is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content
of those sites. We encourage our users to be aware of this when they leave our
site and urge them to review the privacy statements of each Website that
Collects personally identifiable information. The privacy statement applies
solely to information Collected by GoldenTwine.com.
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Access and Updating
You can correct factual errors in your personally identifiable information by
sending us a request that credibly shows error. GoldenTwine.com allows you to
update or remove both public and private information from our database. To
review, amend, or delete your information, to ensure that it is up to date and
correct, please contact Customer
To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to
verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.
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GoldenTwine.com has put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and
managerial procedures to protect information from loss, misuse and unauthorized
access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. Our employees have been made
When our registration/order process asks you to enter sensitive information
(such as a credit card number), we work to protect the security of your
information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software,
which encrypts information you input. We reveal only the last five digits of
your credit card numbers when confirming an order. Of course, we transmit the
entire credit card number to the appropriate credit card company during order
We have also done everything in our power to prevent misuse of photographs.
Apart from not allowing photographs to be downloaded or copied, we have
watermarked them with the GoldenTwine trademark. This acts as a further
deterrent for illegal use elsewhere.
It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your
password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer.
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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.
If you are under 13, you may participate in various kids? activities and quiz
contests at GoldenTwine.com only with the involvement of a parent or guardian.
We do not accept Matrimonial Ads for girls under 18 and boys less than 21 years of age.
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If all or part of GoldenTwine.com is sold, merged or otherwise transferred to
another entity, the Personal Information and Activity Data that you have
provided to us may be transferred as part of that transaction. In these
circumstances, GoldenTwine.com will take steps to ensure that the personal
information is used by its successor in a manner that is consistent with the
GoldenTwine.com User Agreement in effect at the time GoldenTwine.com received the information.
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Our business changes constantly and we may modify or amend this policy from
time to time. You should check our Website frequently to see recent changes.
Your continued use of our site following the posting of changes to these terms
will mean you accept those changes. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy
Notice applies to all information that we have about you and your membership. We
stand behind the promises we make, however, and will never materially change our
policies and practices to make them less protective of customer information
Collected in the past without the consent of affected customers.
If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a
manner materially different from that stated at the time it was Collected, we
will notify you by way of an eMail. We will give you a choice as to whether or
not we can use information in this different manner and act accordingly.
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- You can always choose not to provide information, even though it
might be needed to avail a service.
- You can delete or update your information posted as Matrimonial Ads,
Link Partners or advertising material.
- If you do not want to receive Newsletters, eMail or other mail from
us, please unsubscribe from respective lists.
- The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to
prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser
notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies
altogether. However, you may not be able to use some important features if
You should also be aware that if you voluntarily disclose Personally
Identifiable Information in web advertisements or in matrimonial ads, that
information can be viewed publicly and can be Collected and used by third
parties without our knowledge and may result in unsolicited messages from other
individuals or third parties. Such activities are beyond the control of
GoldenTwine.com and this policy.
In addition, the Federal Trade Commission provides useful information about online privacy on its own Web site, Privacy Initiatives.
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privacy at GoldenTwine.com, please call us at (91-33) 40043050 or
Contact Us with a thorough description, and we will try to resolve it.
Phone: (91-33) 40043050
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