Privacy Policy

Wedding Dress Expert is committed to protect the privacy of all users of the Site and Services and it is important that you should be able to use the Site and Services without having your privacy breached in any way.

This Privacy Policy sets out our current policies and demonstrates our commitment to your privacy. The Privacy Policy forms part of the Terms and Conditions of this Site and by accessing the Site you consent to our use, collection and disclosure of your information in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy.

We may amend this Privacy Policy at any time by posting the amendments on the Site. Unless we inform you otherwise, an amendment will take effect 30 days after the date that we post it on the Site. Your use of the Site after the date an amendment takes effect will be subject to the Privacy Policy as amended by that amendment.

The information we collect
In order to provide you access to the Site and Services and to manage and improve the Site and Services we collect the following personal information (“Your Information”) from you:

  • Personal information you give us when registering on the Site – your contact information, chosen password and Username;
  • Additional personal information you choose to give to us in correspondence;
  • Correspondence from third parties about your activities or postings on the Site; and
  • Aggregated data regarding your behaviour and use of the Site and Services including the URL that you just came from (whether the URL is on our Site or not), which URL you next go to (whether the URL is on our Site or not), the browser you are using and your IP address.
  • Information you enter in order to contact advertisers on the Site.

How we use Your Information
We may use Your Information in the following ways:

  • To manage your secure access to and use of the Site and Services.
  • To monitor and enhance the effectiveness of our Site and Services.
  • To resolve disputes.
  • To enforce our terms and conditions.
  • To tailor the Site and Services to your needs.
  • To contact you with any other notices we deem necessary for the efficient functioning of our Site and Services.
  • To enable you to connect with advertisers on the Site which you have chosen to contact

Disclosure of Your Information to third parties
By agreeing to the terms and conditions and the Privacy Policy, you agree that we may disclose Your Information in the following ways:

  • Where you choose to connect with an advertiser on the Site we will pass the information you enter in order to connect with the advertiser to the advertiser
  • Aggregated (data collected from all user accounts) personal information is disclosed in a non-personally identifiable manner to advertisers and other third parties for marketing and promotional purposes. However, we do not disclose to these entities any information that could be used to identify you personally.
  • We may display on the Site any information, including images, provided by you to us for public display on the Site, including but not limited to information included in directory listings, discussion forums, feedback, articles and comments. This information, which you have provided to us for public display, may be publically displayed to all visitors to the Site. We may also use this information to promote and market the Site.

Unless required to do so by law, we will not otherwise share, sell or distribute any of the information you provide to us to any party for any other purpose without your consent.

Your use of other members’ information
You agree that, with respect to other peoples’ personal information that you obtain through the Site you will not contact them with unsolicited commercial messages or add them to any database or mailing list without their prior express consent.

Security and Information Retention
We maintain strict security standards and procedures with a view to preventing unauthorised access to Your Information. We use current technologies such as firewalls, secure access control, and encryption of key information to protect the security of your data.

Upon request we will remove Your Information from the Site and we will only retain Your Information for a reasonable period to resolve disputes, enforce our Terms and Conditions, assist with investigations, or for as long as the law requires.

Accessing and updating your information
You are entitled to see the information held about you and you agree to promptly update your personal information given during registration if it changes.

Cookies are small amounts of information which we store on your computer. Our Site will issue cookies to your computer when you log on to the Site. Cookies make it easier for you to log on to and use the Site during future visits. They also allow us to monitor website traffic and to personalise the content of the Site for you. You may set up your computer to reject cookies although, in that case, you may not be able to use certain aspects of our Site or the Services.

All comments, queries and requests relating to our Privacy Policy are welcomed and should be sent to the address listed on the Contact Us section of the Site.


    Claim your Listing
    Edit your Listing and add information

    Claim your Listing
    STEP 1

    • • Find your store in the Retailer Directory by typing in the name of your store in the box marked “Search by Shop Name” and clicking the search / magnifying glass icon.
    • Go down the list until you find your store.
    • Click on the name of your store and you will go to your directory entry.

    STEP 2

    • Once you are in your directory entry, move your mouse over the right hand side of the page and a button will appear that says “Claim this Listing”.
    • Click on this button and you will go to the Claim Listing page.

    STEP 3

    • Once you are in the Claim Listing page, type in your name and email in the boxes.
    • In the Comments box, type in your position within the store eg Owner or Manager or Sales Assistant etc. This additional information will help verify your claim.
    • Select the listing type you require by clicking on the circle next to Premium or Expert.
    • Accept the Terms and Conditions by clicking on the square.
    • Clicking the big “Claim Listing” button at the end of the page will take you to PayPal’s own pages. This Help Guide will not be visible on PayPal’s pages. So before you click on the “Claim Listing” button please note that on PayPal’s pages:
    • Important: If you do not already have an account with Paypal, click the button to use Paypal as a Guest and also click the “Do not have a PayPal account” button. If you already have an account with Paypal, log in to Paypal and complete your purchase as usual.
    • Important: You may need to change the Country to the UK by clicking on the drop down menu and selecting the United Kingdom.
    • Once you have made the payment via PayPal, you will see a message from us which includes the next steps.
    • Now click the big “Claim Listing” button at the end of the Claim Listing page to go to PayPal.
    • You will then go to the PayPal page where you will be able to complete the transaction.
    Edit your Listing & Add Info
    STEP 1

    • At the end of the page, click the “Edit My Listing” button and you will be taken to your Retailer Dashboard.
      Click on the name of your store and you will be taken to your Listing on the website.
    • Move your mouse to the right hand side of your listing and the “Edit this Listing” button will appear.
    • Click the “Edit this Listing” button.
    • A form will appear with the name, postal address and phone number of the store already filled in. Check these details are correct and amend them if necessary.
    • The form has other boxes in which you can add in other information. It is up to you what other information you wish to add.

    STEP 2

    • Type in your mobile, email and website address in the boxes.
    • If you have Twitter, Facebook or Google+ accounts you can add them in the boxes.

    STEP 3

    • Add the designers whose dresses you stock.
    • Firstly, click on the drop down menu list to add a Wedding Dress Expert Featured Designer whose dresses you stock. Click the Add More button to add additional Wedding Dress Expert Featured Designers whose dresses you stock.
    • Secondly, go to the Other Designers box and type in the names of any other designers (ie in addition to the Wedding Dress Expert Featured Designers listed above) whose dresses you stock. Please type in the names of the other designers you stock and put a comma after each of the designers’ names.

    STEP 4
    Type in any additional information you would like to add in the boxes provided. There are separate boxes where you can add:

    • a brief summary or introduction to your store.
    • your trading hours.
    • any industry awards you have won and any industry associations where you are a member.
    • a customer testimonial.
    • a second customer testimonial.
    • a third customer testimonial.
    • any Special Offers including Sale announcements.

    STEP 5

    • Click the Save Changes button at the end of the page to save the additional information you have just added.
    • You can edit and add further information whenever you like by amending the information in the boxes on this page

    STEP 6

    • Underneath the heading “Directory Dashboard” at the top of the page there are a row of sub-headings.
    • Click on the word “Listings” and you will go to the next page.
    • Click on the name of your store and your listing will appear.
    • Move your mouse across to the right side of the listing and a small picture of a camera will appear. When you put your mouse on the camera it says “Add frontpage photos”.
    • Click on the camera and you will go to the photo upload page.
    • Click on the button which says Choose Files.
    • Find the photo on your computer that you want to display on your listing. Click on the photo and then click on the Open button. The photo will then appear on the page. Repeat this process to add further photos, up to a maximum of 5 photos.
    • Click on the Submit button.

    STEP 7

    • Click on the Retailer Directory main menu at the top of the page.
    • Type the name of your store into the box marked Search by Shop name.
    • Click on the name of your store and you will see your directory entry.
    • Check your directory entry.
    • To make any amendments (or for Expert Directory entries to add more photos) click on the Edit Listing or camera buttons and follow the appropriate steps listed above.