Privacy Policy

Effective July 1, 2005 is strongly committed to your right to privacy and to taking steps designed to secure your personal and financial information. To earn your trust and confidence in our commitment, the intent of this policy is to fully disclose our privacy practices to you. We will only use your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. is owned and operated by the Vermont Association of Wedding Professionals.

Information Collection & Use
VAWP is the sole owner of information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. We also make message boards available to you. Please remember any information disclosed in these areas becomes public information. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.

Sharing & Usage
We will never share, sell, or rent your personal information with third parties for their promotional use. We may disclose or report personal information in limited circumstances where we believe in good faith that disclosure is required under the law. For example, we may be required to disclose personal information to cooperate with regulators or law enforcement authorities, to comply with a legal process such as court order, subpoena, search warrant, or law enforcement request.

Use of Web Technologies
We may access and set cookies using web beacons, also known as single-pixel GIFs which are invisible graphical images. These web beacons provide us useful information regarding our site such as which pages users access. When we send you emails, we may include a single-pixel GIF to allow us to determine the number of people who open our emails. When you click on a link in an email, we record this individual response to allow us to customize our offerings to you.

We also keep track of activity on our website via log files stored on our web servers. We collect information such as IP address, browser type and version, and pages you view. We also keep track of how you got to our site and any links you click on to leave our site. Once you leave our site, we do not track you. We use your website activity to assist us in offering you a personalized Web experience, assist you with technical support, diagnose problems with our server, and administer our websites and to tailor our product and service offerings to you.

Links provides links to third-party websites, such as those of our business partners and online advertisers. While on these sites, VAWP or its partners may collect information about you. Because VAWP does not control the information policies or practices of these third parties, you should review their privacy policies to learn more about how they collect and use personally identifiable information.

We take every precaution to protect the confidentiality and security of your personal information by using industry-recognized security safeguards such as firewalls, coupled with carefully developed security procedures to protect your information from loss, misuse or unauthorized alteration. When we ask for sensitive information, such as credit card numbers, we protect it through the use of encryption during transmission, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

VAWP takes care to reinforce the importance of our website visitors’ security and privacy among our employees. Our employees are trained and required to safeguard your information and, using physical, electronic and procedural safeguards, we restrict access to personal information to those employees and agents for business purposes only. Additionally, we use internal and external resources to review the adequacy of our security procedures.

Choice opt-out
VAWP provides users the opportunity to opt-in, opt-out or change preferences via a link in the footer of most email messages. These options are made available when you sign-up for our email lists and in email messages delivered from our company.

Notification of Changes
If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

Terms of Use

Effective July 1, 2005

By using this website, you agree to be bound to the following Terms and Conditions. Please be aware that VAWP may revise these Terms and Conditions from time to time by updating this posting. Such revised Terms and Conditions will take effect as of the date of posting.

VAWP maintains this website for your personal entertainment, information, education, and communication. You should assume that everything you see or read on the website (such as images, photographs, illustrations, texts and other materials) (“Content”) is the property of VAWP and its members. Without VAWP’s prior written permission, you may not sell, reproduce, distribute, modify, display, publicly perform, prepare derivative works based on, repost or otherwise use any of our Content in any way for any purpose, including using our Content on any other website or in a networked computer environment. However, you may electronically copy or print pages from this website for personal, non-commercial use, provided that you include a copyright notice on each page. Statements/opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect or represent those of VAWP or its officers. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy/integrity of the information contained on this website, VAWP disclaims all responsibility for omissions and errors.

In consideration of your visiting and using, you represent that you are able to form a binding contract. You also agree to that any information you provide about yourself is accurate and complete information at the time provided. You agree to timely update any information provided to VAWP to keep it accurate and complete. Failure to accurately and completely provide, and timely update, information about yourself is reasonable grounds for VAWP to suspend or terminate your account and refuse you service in the future.

VAWP is concerned about the safety and privacy of all its brides, grooms, and other users including children. Please remember that is designed to inform, educate, entertain, and support to-be-weds and their families, and as a result has a diverse audience. Accordingly, it is the responsibility of legal guardians (moms and dads) to determine whether any parts of our Area are appropriate for your child.

Given the interactive nature of the message board, both VAWP and our users will generate content in the forums. We can control our members’ contributions; however, we are not able to edit and ensure the accuracy of the content generated by our users, many of whom use anonymous screen names and with whom we have no official relationship.

Therefore, users of should handle the information generated by fellow users with common sense caution. There’s a lot of great advice on, but users should consider any information and advice given by other users as a starting point for their own research. VAWP cannot guarantee the accuracy, efficacy, or veracity of any information provided within forums.

Online behavior requires common sense and basic etiquette. Accordingly, here are some rules that you agree to follow:

  • No strong, vulgar, obscene, or otherwise harmful language.
  • No racially, ethnically or otherwise, objectionable language.
  • No harassing, intimidating, stalking, or threatening other community members.
  • No libelous, defamatory, or otherwise tortuous language.
  • No online vandalism. This includes using abusive language and repeatedly hitting the return key in the chat room, or otherwise acting in a manner that negatively impacts the ability to engage in real time exchanges.
  • No impersonating any person, including, but not limited to, other community members of VAWP.
  • No posting, distributing, transmitting, or promoting illegal content.
  • No invasion of another’s privacy.
  • No actions that are harmful to minors.
  • No manipulation or forging of identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any information posted on or otherwise provided to VAWP or its members.
  • No posting, providing, transmitting, or otherwise making available any information (such as inside, proprietary or confidential information) that you do not have a right to make available due to contract, fiduciary duty, or operation of law.
  • No posting, providing, transmitting, or otherwise making available any junk mail or spam.
  • No posting, uploading, emailing, or otherwise transmitting any material that contains any malicious computer code (including spyware, worms, Trojan horses, viruses, etc.).
  • No posting, providing, transmitting, or otherwise making available any information which violates regulations promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission, or that of any securities exchange, such as the New York Stock Exchange.
  • No collecting, storing, or posting of personal data about or of other community members.
  • No soliciting of any kind on the message boards or in the chat room.

Content from , including but not limited to any member profile information such as member names, email addresses, member contact information, or member-personalized wedding-related information, may not be taken from the website and used for any purpose. Names, email addresses and other contact information from member profile information or the pages and postings on this site may not be used by outside vendors or other third parties for purposes of solicitation.