Privacy Policy

PRIVACY STATEMENT

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Last updated: April 4, 2018

The www.WineSociety.com website (the “Website) and any mobile applications (collectively, the “Services”) are operated by Wine Society, LLC, located at 18 East Fourth Street, Unit 902, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 (“Wine Society”). We take the private nature of your personal information very seriously and this Privacy Policy describes how we treat the information we collect when you use the Services. Please read this notice very carefully.

BY USING THE SERVICES, YOU EXPRESSLY CONSENT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION ACCORDING TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY. YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION MAY BE PROCESSED IN THE COUNTRY WHERE IT WAS COLLECTED AS WELL AS OTHER COUNTRIES (INCLUDING THE UNITED STATES) WHERE LAWS REGARDING PROCESSING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION MAY BE LESS STRINGENT THAN THE LAWS IN YOUR COUNTRY. BY UPLOADING PERSONAL INFORMATION TO THE SERVICES YOU WARRANT THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO TRANSFER SUCH INFORMATION OUTSIDE YOUR COUNTRY AND INTO THE UNITED STATES.

Children's Privacy

Children under the age of majority in your state or province of residence are not permitted to use the Services for any purpose and Wine Society does not knowingly collect or solicit information from, anyone under the age of 18. If we becomes aware that personally identifiable information about a child under age 18 has been provided, we will delete such information.

SECTION 1 - WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT? 

User Registration

When you register to create an account or make a purchase from our store, you may give us certain information about yourself such as your name, telephone number, user name, address and email address. If you’re using the Services on your mobile device, you may also choose to provide us with location data.

Website Access Information and Use of Cookies

Like most website operators, Wine Society collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request when visitors use the Website. Wine Society’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Wine Society’s visitors use the Services. From time to time, Wine Society may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its Services. Wine Society also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses and may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to the Services. For instance, Wine Society may monitor the Website to help identify spam.

In addition to log data, we may also collect information about the device you’re using to access the Services, including the type of device, the operating system, device settings, device identifiers and crash data. Whether we collect some or all of this information often depends on what type of device you’re using and its settings. To learn more about the information your device makes available to us, please review the policies of your device manufacturer or software provider.

Like many websites, the Website may use “cookies” to collect information. A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Wine Society may use cookies to help identify and track visitors, their usage of the Website, and their Website access preferences. Website visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using the Website, with the drawback that certain features of Website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Wine Society does not collect, store or access your financial information.

SECTION 2 - HOW DO WE USE YOUR INFORMATION?

We use the information we collect to provide you full access and functionality of the Services. Accordingly, your information may be used for the following purposes: (i) to provide and improve our services, features and content; (ii) to administer your use of our services and accounts; (iii) to enable users to enjoy and easily navigate the Services; (iv) to better understand your needs and interests; (v) to fulfill requests or to respond to questions or comments you may make; (vi) to personalize your experience; (vii) to provide you with announcements, notifications and advertisements related to your interests and use of the Services and other communications such as electronic newsletters, promotional e-mails or similar messaging; (viii) to provide service announcements; (ix) to protect against users seeking to hack into the Services; and (x) to assess the level of general interest in the Services.

SECTION 3 - HOW DO WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION?

Except as otherwise provided in this policy, we disclose your personal information only to those of our employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on our behalf or to provide Services, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country and by using the Services, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.

Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations or as described above, we disclose personal information only when required to do so by law, or when we believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Wine Society, third parties or the public at large. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users.

In addition, in some cases we may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions, user information is typically one of the business assets that is transferred. Moreover, if Wine Society or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Wine Society goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquiror of Wine Society may continue to use your personal and non-personal information only as set forth in this policy. Otherwise, we will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone.

SECTION 4 - THIRD PARTY LINKS

Once you leave the Website or are redirected to a third-party website or application, you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy or the Website’s Terms of Service. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of third party sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements before you provide any information.

SECTION 5 - SECURITY

To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to help protect your information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure.

SECTION 6 - CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If you continue to use the Services after those changes are in effect, you agree to the revised policy. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it.

YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS

A business subject to California Civil Code section 1798.83 is required to disclose to its California customers, upon request, the identity of any third parties to whom the business has disclosed personal information within the previous calendar year, along with the type of personal information disclosed, for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes.

If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please contact our Privacy Compliance Officer using our contact page or by mail at

Wine Society, Re: Privacy Compliance Officer, 18 East Fourth, #902, Cincinnati, OH, 45202, United States.

QUESTIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION

If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information contact our Privacy Compliance Officer using our contact page or by mail at

Wine Society, Re: Privacy Compliance Officer, 18 East Fourth, #902, Cincinnati, OH, 45202, United States

 

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