Wishzilla.com Privacy Policy

Effective Date: October 11, 2009

At Wishzilla, we are very sensitive to the privacy concerns of visitors to our website. Though we do not obtain any personal information that individually identifies you (e.g., your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, etc.) unless you affirmatively provide it to us, many visitors do choose to provide us with such information. This Privacy Policy explains our online information practices and the choices you, as a visitor to this site, can make about the collection and use of your information.

What personal information might we ask you for and how do we use it?

We collect personal information from you (such as your name, e-mail address, etc.) only when you voluntarily provide it to us. Depending on the purpose for which the information was provided, we may use the information to communicate with you regarding our products, services, and promotions, to provide you with other information that you request, and/or to improve our product and service offerings.

Here are the circumstances in which we might ask for personal information from our consumers though our site, the types of information we obtain, and how we use the information.

  1. When you register with Wishzilla, we collect your name and e-mail address to facilitate logging in and resetting your password should you ever forget it. We do not allow other users to see or search for your e-mail address. In order to invite other users, you must already know their contact information since Wishzilla will not provide contact information for any of our users.
  2. When you set up your profile, you may enter information that is viewable by other visitors who you add to your Wishzilla Friends or Wishzilla Families. Adding this information is completely voluntary, and includes but is not limited to:
    1. Your full name,
    2. Your birth date, and
    3. Personal preferences to assist your friends and family members in selecting appropriate gifts for you
  3. At your discretion, you may choose to make your profile publicly searchable. By default, your profile is private. The two options we provide are:
    1. “Let anyone view my wishlist without logging in,” and
    2. “Only friends and families who are logged in can see my wishlist” (default).
    If you choose the first option and allow public access to your profile, we recommend that you do not include any information in your profile that will personally identify or locate you. Wishzilla is not responsible for the information you enter in your profile, whether you choose to make your profile public or private.
  4. If you contact us through our site, we may ask you for personal information such as your name, address, phone number, or e-mail address so that we can respond to your questions or comments. (Of course, if you send us an e-mail, we will at a minimum obtain your e-mail address.)
  5. You may be asked to provide personal information if you:
    1. register as a user of our site;
    2. participate in a survey, a consumer research panel, or similar type of activity;
    3. ask to receive an online newsletter or other information or material from us; or
    4. otherwise participate in features of our website that ask for personal information.

Your participation in any of these activities (and therefore your provision of personally identifiable information) is entirely voluntary. We will not send you any online newsletter or similar e-mail communication unless you expressly consent to receive such a communication from us. And if you do choose to receive any such e-mail communication from us, you will always have the opportunity to “unsubscribe” from receiving the e-mail at any time.

How do we use cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies?

We may employ cookie technology, web beacons, and similar devices on our site to facilitate site administration and navigation and to provide an enhanced online experience for our visitors. Information tracked through these mechanisms includes but is not limited to (1) a user’s IP address (e.g.,, (2) the type of web browser (e.g., Microsoft Internet Explorer) and operating system (e.g., Windows or Linux) being used, (3) the pages of the site a user visits, and (4) other websites a user visited before visiting our site.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but can be configured not to do so or to notify the user when a cookie is being sent. If you wish to disable cookies, refer to your browser help menu to learn how to disable cookies. Please note that if you disable cookies, you may be unable to access some customized features on our site. Cookies do not collect or contain your name or e-mail address.

Web beacons are 1x1 single-pixel graphics that allow us to count the number of users who have visited a particular web page or to access certain cookies. We may use web beacons on our websites to count users and to recognize users by accessing our cookies. Being able to access our cookies allows us to personalize our website and improve your experience at our website. We may also include web beacons in HTML-formatted e-mail messages that we send to determine which e-mail messages were opened. Like cookies, web beacons do not collect or contain your name or your e-mail address.

When might we provide other parties with your personal information?

We may share your personal information with other parties if you consent to us sharing such information with third parties. By joining a Wishzilla Family or adding a Wishzilla Friend, you consent to allow Wishzilla to share your information with users who log in using accounts associated with those Friends or Families.

We reserve the right to transfer any information we have about you in the event that we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets to a third party. We also reserve the right to share information with corporate entities affiliated with Wishzilla LLC for the purposes of development and support.

We reserve the right to disclose any personal information as needed if such information is requested by law enforcement agencies or if we are required to do so by law, regulation, subpoena, court order, or by a government entity. We also may disclose personal information to third parties if we have reason to believe that disclosing such information is necessary to conduct investigations of possible breaches of law, to cooperate in any legal investigation, or to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be violating the terms of use of our site. Security for credit card, data and transaction information

Links to other sites

Our site may contain links to the websites of our subsidiaries and affiliates, and to websites that are owned and operated by third parties. These other websites may have their own privacy policies and would not be governed by this Privacy Policy. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of websites owned and operated by any such third parties. Other websites may collect and treat information collected differently, so we encourage you to carefully read and review the privacy policy for each website you visit.

Chat rooms, message/bulletin boards, user profiles, and comments

Users of chat rooms, message/bulletin boards, user profiles, and comments that may be on our site should be aware that when they voluntarily disclose personally identifiable information (e.g., name, e-mail address, etc.) on a message/bulletin board, in a chat area, or other interactive area where personal information can be posted, the information can be collected and used by other internet users. This may result in unsolicited messages from other posters or parties. We make no representations and undertake no obligations as to the security of information you voluntarily post in chat rooms and message/bulletin boards.

Send-to-a-friend tools and invitations

This site may, from time to time, include a send-to-a-friend or invitation application that makes it easy for you to forward information or materials from our site to friends or family by e-mail. In order to address your e-mail message, the application will ask you to input the recipient’s e-mail address and/or similar information (including your e-mail address). This information is only used by the application to address your message so that it can be properly sent. Wishzilla does not retain any of this information for any purpose, except to allow you to manage any invitations you have sent out.

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 Ace. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.

As part of the California Online Privacy Protection Act, all users of this site may make changes to their information at any time by logging in and clicking on “Edit My Profile” from their home page.

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

A special note to parents: This site is not directed to children and we will not request any information from children under 13 at this site. Wishzilla Wishlists for children must be managed by a parent or guardian. Wishzilla and its affiliated companies take special care of the privacy of children under the age of 13. We have developed our privacy practices as they relate to children from guidelines established by the Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU) and in compliance with the requirements established by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (“COPPA”). We also recommend that parents monitor their children’s Internet activities and learn and employ software or other tools which can help their children enjoy the fun and entertainment of an on-line experience without compromising their personal safety or allowing them to use the Internet in a manner inconsistent with their parents’ preferences.

United States only

This website is intended for use by residents of the United States of America only. All matters relating to this site are governed by the laws of the State of California in the United States of America. If you are located outside of the United States of America and you contact us, please be advised that any information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States of America and that by submitting information, you explicitly authorize its transfer.

Changes in our online privacy policy

We reserve the right to change or replace this Privacy Policy at our sole discretion at any time. Please check back from time to time to ensure that you are aware of any updates or changes in this Privacy Policy.

Your consent to the terms of this Privacy Policy

By using this website, you signify your assent to all of the terms of this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. If you do not agree with any term of this Privacy Policy or our Terms of Use, please do not use this site or submit any personally identifiable information.

How to contact us

Should you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or about our collection or use of information, please e-mail us at info@wishzilla.com, using the contact link at the bottom of the Wishzilla.com website, or by mail at Wishzilla LLC, 879 F Street, Suite 110, West Sacramento, CA 95605.