Lake of the Ozarks Wedding Association Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes how your personal information is collected, used and shared when you visit or make a purchase from (the “Site” or “Website”).

Lake of the Ozarks Wedding Association is committed to your right to privacy.  As technology advances, we strive to keep your information protected and may update the information in this privacy policy as needed to adhere to current legal parameters, guidelines and laws.  This policy is to inform you, the user, of how we collect, share, and use the information collected.  We will use your information only in accordance to this Privacy Policy.



When you visit the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information”.  Your Personal Information shared may include, but is not limited to, your name, email address, phone number and mailing address and demographic information. We may also collect information related to your wedding, including dates and places of the rehearsal, wedding and reception, name of your fiancé, annual income and wedding budget, number of wedding guests, and information relating to your gift registry and honeymoon.


We collect Device Information using the following technologies:

– “Cookies” are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit

– “Log files” track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.

– “Web beacons”, “tags”, and “pixels” are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Site.


Additionally when you make a purchase or attempt to make a purchase through the Site, we collect certain information from you, including your name, billing address, shipping address, payment information (including credit card numbers, PayPal, Google Pay, Apple Pay, Stripe, Square), email address, and phone number. We refer to this information as “Order Information”.

When we talk about “Personal Information” in this Privacy Policy, we are talking both about Device Information and Order Information.



We use the Order Information that we collect generally to fulfill any orders placed through the Site (including processing your payment information, reserving vendor booth spaces, bridal show registrations, membership applications, and providing you with invoices and/or order confirmations). Additionally, we use this Order Information to:

– Communicate with you;

– Screen our orders for potential risk or fraud; and

– When in line with the preferences you have shared with us, provide you with information or advertising relating to our products or services.

We use the Device Information that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimize our Site (for example, by generating analytics about how our customers browse and interact with the Site, and to assess the success of our marketing and advertising campaigns).



We share your Personal Information with third parties to help us use your Personal Information, as described above. For example, we use WordPress and Siteground to power our online website–you can read more about how WordPress and Siteground use your Personal Information here:

-We use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use the Site — you can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here:

– MailChimp email service provider.  We use MailChimp as our email marketing provider.  Your personal data will only be transferred to this service in two circumstances: 1. You have expressly given consent through an opt-in on our website to receive marketing emails and newsletters. 2. You gave express permission through an opt-in while purchasing an item(s) from our website. (This will only occur if you check the box to receive our marketing and newsletter emails.  You will not be added to our mailing list through implied consent of purchase.)

Your Personal Information may be shared with our association members, bridal show vendors and other affiliates.

Finally, we may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.



As described above, we use your Personal Information to provide you with targeted advertisements or marketing communications we believe may be of interest to you. For more information about how targeted advertising works, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s (“NAI”) educational page at

You can opt out of targeted advertising by using the links below:

– Facebook:

– Google:

– Bing:

Additionally, you can opt out of some of these services by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out portal at:



Please note that we do not alter our Site’s data collection and use practices when we see a Do Not Track signal from your browser.



If you are a European resident, you have the right to access personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us through the contact information below.

Additionally, if you are a European resident we note that we are processing your information in order to fulfill contracts we might have with you (for example if you make a purchase through the Site), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including, but not limited to, the United States.



When you make a purchase through the Site, we will maintain your Order Information for our records unless and until you ask us to delete this information.



We may update this privacy policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to our practices or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons.



The Site is not intended for individuals under the age of [18].



Advance tickets may be purchased through our Site for upcoming bridal shows, LOTOWA hosted events, and vendor events.  By purchasing a ticket to the Event, you are accepting that your Personal Information may be shared with the vendors in attendance at that Event and with our LOTOWA members.  Your Personal Information shared may include, but is not limited to, your name, email address, phone number and mailing address.  By attending an Event, you may be seen in photographs, video footage, etc. while attending said Event.  By purchasing a ticket to the event, you are also granting permission for LOTOWA and its members and vendor attendees at the Event to use such imagery on our Site, Member and Vendor Sites and in marketing materials in print and online.  Tickets may not be purchased without acknowledgement, agreement and consent to this policy.  This policy also applies to Members and Vendor Personal Information.  You must be at least 18 years of age to purchase tickets to Events.

Your Personal Information may be shared with Vendors and Members for reason such as, but not limited to, contracts, prize giveaways and contests, requests for services, etc.


You may opt out of receiving informational or promotional emails from us at any time. You may do so by clicking the Unsubscribe button at the top of emails sent to you or by unsubscribing via the link in the footer of every email we send, or by requesting you be removed from our mailing list directly EMAIL ADDRESS HERE.  If you wish to opt-out of emails sent from one of our Members, Vendors or Affiliates, please contact them directly to unsubscribe.  This cannot be done through LOTOWA.


For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by e-mail at EMAIL ADDRESS HERE or by mail using the details provided below:

Lake of the Ozarks Wedding Association

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