This policy does not apply to the practices of companies that WineInfo.com does not own or control, or to people that WineInfo.com does not employ or manage.
The following principles apply to the personally identifying information we ask for and that you provide. “Personally identifying information” is information that individually identifies you, such as your name or email address.
Most of the WineInfo.com web pages do not require any personally identifying information. WineInfo.com collects limited non-personally identifying information your browser makes available whenever you visit a website. This log information includes your Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your query and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser. We use this information to operate, develop and improve our services.
Some of our services require you to register for an account, such as the WineInfo.com forum. WineInfo.com asks you for some personally identifying information in order to create an account (typically your name, email address and a password for your account) and we will use that information to provide the service. For certain services, such as our advertising programs, we may request credit card or other payment information which we maintain in encrypted form on secure servers.
When we require personally identifying information, we will inform you about the types of information we collect and how we use it.
We do not rent, sell or share personally identifying information about you with other people or companies, except under the following conditions.
We respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.
We may share aggregated information with others, such as how many users clicked on a particular advertisement. This aggregated information does not include your personally identifying information.
We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data.
We restrict access to your personally identifying information to employees who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our services.
Updating or Deleting Your Information
We provide mechanisms for updating and correcting your personally identifying information for our services at any time, and you can delete this information at any time.
The sites displayed as search results or linked to by WineInfo.com are developed by people over whom WineInfo.com exercises no control. These other sites may place their own cookies on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information.
Changes to This Policy
Updated Policy Information
The following changes became effective as of April 1, 2009, as a requirement for using certain Google applications:
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please click on this link: http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html