Our goal at Family Gala is to reduce the generic web advertisements that users see but have very little interest in. Instead, we aim to advertise for a mixture of both local and national companies. We want to take word of mouth to a whole new level by encouraging our users to recommend places of business and service providers to the parties they belong to. Family Gala wants to put both small and large businesses on the same playing field and allow our users to recommend the places and services they have used to other party members.
The major underpinning to the Family Gala website is to put privacy back in the hands of its users. You will no longer have to worry about posting information for the “whole- world” to see. We have identified a few different ways in which to accomplish this feat. The first major way we identified to allow you the privacy you deserve, is to provide you with a private area to store your information and give you the ability to choose what information, photos, etc. you share with other users and parties. The information you share with a party stays within that party. Others will not be able to see what you have posted unless they are part of that party. Thus allowing you to tailor how much information you share with each individual party. We have also included a way for you to limit party members from “sharing” your information as well as preventing the downloading of photos that you have shared with a party. Lastly, we have included the options for you, both personally and your party, to not be searchable on both Family Gala and on the Internet. Family Gala is allowing you to determine how much or little information you want to share with various parties you are a part of. Your comfort and privacy are a major focus for us and we are committed to maintaining your privacy.
First and foremost, what makes Family Gala different from other social media sites is the privacy. This is not a simple collection of friends that can see EVERYTHING you do, say, or share but a collection of groups that you interact with on different levels. You get to determine what you say/share with each party that you are a part of. Family Gala allows you to tailor your interactions with specific parties to the level that you determine appropriate.