Sweet Wine Club collects Personal Information to customize the content and/or layout of the Website for each member and to contact members regarding their accounts. If a member chooses to place an order through the Website, we or our service provider may collect additional information including, but not limited to, the member’s billing address, shipping address, date of birth, date of order, and product ordered (“Transaction Information”).
Sweet Wine Club may also collect Non-Personal Information or general statistics about each user that visits the Sweet Wine Club Website. Non-Personal Information is collected and recorded to understand statistics and usage of the Sweet Wine Club Website. Non-Personal Information includes, but is not limited to, a user’s ISP (Internet Service Provider), IP (Internet Protocol) address, the type of web browser used, which pages a user visits, and other site usage data. This information is completely anonymous and used to analyze Sweet Wine Club’s Website traffic and other statistics relating to the usage of its Website.
USE AND DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION, AND OPT-OUT PROCEDURE
Sweet Wine Club may disclose Personal Information if it is required to do so by law or if disclosing Personal Information is vital to identify, contact, or bring legal action in order to protect Sweet Wine Club, its customers, or third parties. In addition, Personal Information that you provide to us (such as your name, address and email address) may be combined with other personally identifiable information (such as demographic information and past Transaction Information) available from our records and other sources. This information will be used to make our future marketing efforts more efficient. This information may also be shared with our third party service providers that assist us with our sales processing and marketing efforts and with other marketers whose products or services we feel may be of interest to you. If you prefer that we do not share your personally identifiable information with other marketers, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you choose to opt out, please note that the following three paragraphs will still apply:
Transaction Information will be shared with our credit card processor and any third party from whom the purchase is made, and may be provided to other trusted third parties as necessary to process and fulfill the order, and to help enable Sweet Wine Club to provide better member services and offerings. All such merchants and third parties are contractually obligated to keep all Transaction Information confidential, maintain the privacy of all Sweet Wine Club members, and to use such Transaction Information only to provide services to Sweet Wine Club for the benefit of Sweet Wine Club and its members. Transaction Information may also be used to develop a personalized profile and shopping history for each member in order to customize promotions, updates or special offers.
From time to time, we may employ other companies and individuals to perform services, to maintain and operate the Website, and to maintain certain features on the Website. To such parties, we may disclose Non-Personal Information such as traffic patterns and Website usage data, but such information will not include Personal Information. We also may employ reputable third parties to analyze our sales data for internal analysis, during which we may disclose Personal Information such as the wines purchased, the location of shipment, and the frequency of purchases.
We additionally may enlist a third party to assist with marketing and sending member e-mails; in this case, we will provide these third party vendors only with member e-mail addresses. These third parties will not receive or be given access to other Personal Information (such as Sweet Wine Club member home addresses, phone numbers, or date of birth) unless Sweet Wine Club is required to do so by law or unless disclosing such Personal Information is vital to identify, contact, or bring legal action in order to protect Sweet Wine Club, its customers, or third parties.
COOKIES AND WEB BEACONS
“Session” cookies are temporary cookies used for various reasons, such as managing page views and your shopping cart. Typically, your browser will erase session cookies once you exit the browser. “Persistent” cookies are more permanent cookies that are stored on your computer or mobile device after you exit the browser. Persistent cookies allow us to retrieve certain information that you have previously provided to us (for example, your user ID if you ask to be remembered). The Sweet Wine Club Website may use both session and persistent cookies.
We may also use web beacons. Web beacons are tiny graphic images placed on website pages or in our e-mails that allow us to determine whether you have performed certain actions. When you access these pages or open e-mail messages, the web beacons generate a notice of that action to us, or our service providers. These tools allow us to measure response to our communications and improve our web pages and promotions.
You may manage how your browser handles cookies and related technologies by adjusting your browser’s security and privacy settings. Refer to instructions related to your browser to learn about privacy and security settings that are available to you. If you block or delete cookies, you may not be able to use particular features of the Sweet Wine Club Website or may not be able to use the Website in its full capacity.
REFERRING FRIENDS TO SWEET WINE CLUB
We intend to enable you to refer friends to Sweet Wine Club. Once implemented, you may be eligible to receive referral credit if someone that you refer to Sweet Wine Club makes a purchase (see Terms for details). If you wish to refer friends, after we adopt the program, we will provide you a unique referral link that you can share directly with others via message from Sweet Wine Club, e-mail, social media websites, or other communication methods. If someone clicks your link and takes a qualifying action, we may attribute that referral to you for purposes such as awarding you referral credit. We do not collect any Personal or Non-Personal Information about the persons with whom you share your link until the persons click the link and engage directly with Sweet Wine Club. If a person clicks the link, the Sweet Wine Club website automatically collects Non-Personal Information, which may include the person’s IP address, ISP, and other Non-Personal Information. Personal Information is only collected if the person chooses to sign up and become a member of Sweet Wine Club.
PRIVACY PRACTICES OF THIRD PARTIES
SWEET WINE CLUB BLOG CONTENT
We are not responsible for protecting any Personal Information that you post on our blog, if any, or on social media web pages associated with Sweet Wine Club. Although we reserve the right to monitor any postings, all Personal Information that is posted on these websites is unprotected and can be seen by anyone with access to the specific website.
PROTECTION OF YOUR INFORMATION
We take many precautions to safeguard your Personal Information, Non-Personal Information, and Transaction Information against loss, theft, and misuse, as well as against unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. In addition to administrative and physical protective measures, we intend to use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption on all web pages where Personal information is collected. For this reason, in order to complete a protected transaction, you must use a SSL-enabled browser to access the Website. Safari, Firefox, and Internet Explorer are all SSL-enabled. Using these types of browsers protects the confidentiality of your Personal Information while it is being transferred over the Internet.
We or our third party credit card processor or service provider will store credit card numbers in a third-party, one-way vault. When we interact directly with a credit card company, the card number is encrypted and only lives on the Website for a few seconds before it is transferred into the secure vault.
When creating an account on our Website, you are required to establish a password. To maximize your level of protection, you should choose a password with at least 6 characters, using a combination of letters and numbers. You are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your password and account information.
While Sweet Wine Club uses standard security procedures and practices relative to safeguarding your Information, no Internet data transaction can be guaranteed as secure. Consequently, while Sweet Wine Club strives to protect and conserve your Information, we do not guarantee or attest comprehensive security of your Information transmission. If you transmit Information to Sweet Wine Club, you do so at your own risk.
COLLECTION OF INFORMATION FROM MINORS
We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from minors under 21, nor do we direct any of our content to minors under 21. If we learn that we collected the Personal Information of a minor, we will take steps to delete the information as soon as possible.
ACCESSING AND CORRECTING PERSONAL INFORMATION
You can access, update and delete your Personal Information by logging into your account and accessing the “My Account” section of the Website. If you want to close your account or have questions, please contact us at email@example.com. While we are ready to assist you in managing your subscriptions, closing your account, and removing your active member profile, we cannot always delete all records. For example, we are required to retain records relating to previous transactions on the Website for financial reporting and compliance reasons.
We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as necessary to provide you services and to maintain a record of your transactions for financial reporting and compliance purposes. If you wish to cancel your account, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will retain and use your Personal Information, Non-Personal Information, and Transaction Information only as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
E-MAIL OPT OUT
Registered members who have elected to receive Sweet Wine Club’s daily e-mail can choose to opt-out at any time by clicking on the “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any daily e-mail. In addition, members may unsubscribe by contacting Sweet Wine Club Member Services at email@example.com.