1. How and what information is collected from me?
Information your provide
We and our Service Providers (defined below) may collect information you provide directly via the Site. For example, we collect information when you conduct a search on this Site, place an order for merchandise, complete a questionnaire or an entry form for sweepstakes or contests, participate in forums, chat rooms or other community features, or communicate with us through the Site.
Information collected automatically
The methods that may be used on the Site to collect usage information include:
- Log Information: Log information is data about your use of the Site, such as IP address, browser type, internet service provider, referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamps, and related data, which is stored in log files.
- Information Collected by Tracking Technologies: Cookies, web beacons (also known as "tracking pixels"), embedded scripts, location-identifying technologies, device fingerprinting, and other tracking technologies now and hereafter developed (“Tracking Technologies”) may be used to collect information about your interactions with the Site or emails, including information about your browsing and activity behavior.
- Cookies: Internet cookies are small files that may be placed on your device for record-keeping purposes, and may be either session cookies or tracking cookies. Session cookies make it easier for you to navigate the Site and expire when you close your browser. Tracking cookies help in understanding how you use the Site, and remain longer. The Site may associate some or all of these types of cookies with your devices. Cookies may remain on your device for extended periods of time. Cookies are used, among other reasons, to (a) remind us of who you are in order to deliver you better service, (b) estimate our audience size by determining repeat usage of the website to help target advertisements based on user interests and behavior, (c) track your progress and entries in promotions, sweepstakes and contests, if any, and (d) measure certain traffic patterns for use as a research tool to understand how our users’ habits are similar or different from one another.
- Web Beacons (“Tracking Pixels”): Web beacons are small graphic images, also known as "internet tags" or "clear gifs," embedded in web pages and email messages. Web beacons may be used to count the number of visitors to the Site, to monitor how users navigate the Site, and to count content views.
- Location-identifying Technologies: Location-aware technologies locate (sometimes precisely) you for purposes such as verifying your location and delivering or restricting relevant content based on your location.
Some information about your use of the Site and certain Third Party Services (defined below) may be collected using Tracking Technologies across time and services and used by us and third parties for purposes such as to associate different devices you use, and deliver relevant ads and/or other content to you on the Site and certain Third Party Services.
For further information on Tracking Technologies and your choices regarding them, please see Sections 5, 7, and 8.
Information from other sources
2. How is my information used?
- Manage our Site and support your customer relationship with Company.
- Respond to your comments, questions, and requests, and provide customer service;
- Send you technical notices, updates, security alerts, information regarding changes to our policies, and support and administrative messages;
- Prevent and address fraud, breach of policies or terms, and threats or harm;
- Monitor and analyse trends, usage, and activities;
- Conduct research, including focus groups and surveys;
- Improve the Site or other Company websites, applications, marketing efforts, products and services; and
- Fulfill any other purpose disclosed at the time you provide personal information.
We also want to help you quickly find information regarding the Site and alert you to specific offers, updated information, rewards, events, and other new products and services that are available. Accordingly, we may send you direct mailings by email about our various products and services or third party products and services we feel may be of interest to you. For information about how to manage these communications and marketing efforts, please see Section 9.
3. How and with whom does Company share my information?
Company may share information about you with any party with your consent or, in any event, with Company’s parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries for internal business purposes.
Company also may share information about you with the following groups: (a) businesses which Company engages in joint and co-branded offerings and sponsorships for their own internal business purposes, (b) persons and entities that participate in Company’s events, such as chefs and restaurants, artists and performers, exhibitors and beneficiaries, and beverage experts for their own internal business purposes, (c) Company’s agents, vendors, consultants and other third party service providers (“Service Providers”) in order to facilitate the performance of only those functions which are assigned to them, such as Site operation and maintenance, order fulfillment, data analysis, marketing assistance, provision of search results and links, credit card payment processing, and customer service, and (d) entities with which Company may merge, consolidate, sell to, or acquire, or which may acquire all or substantially all of Company’s assets, as information about you likely will be one of the transferred assets. To the extent we share information with our Service Providers, those Service Providers are prohibited from using your personal information for any purpose other than to provide this assistance, although we may permit them to use aggregate information which does not identify you or de-identified data for other purposes.
In addition, Company may share information about you in order to (x) investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, and violations of the Terms of Service, (y) comply with the law, or respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, and (z) establish or exercise our legal rights, or defend against legal claims, and as otherwise required by law.
We may also share information about you with our affiliates, business partners, and other third parties for their own direct marketing purposes (California residents have certain rights set forth in “Your California Privacy Rights” below).
Notwithstanding the foregoing, Company does research on our users’ demographics, interests and behavior based on the information provided to us during your use of this Site. This research is compiled and analyzed on an aggregated basis. Company may share aggregated data which does not identify you or de-identified information with others for any purpose.
4. Sweepstakes, Contests, Promotions
We may offer sweepstakes, contests, surveys, and other promotions (each, a “Promotion”) jointly sponsored or offered by third parties that may require submitting personal information. If you voluntarily choose to enter a Promotion, your personal information may be disclosed to third parties for administrative purposes and as required by law (e.g., on a winners list). By entering, you agree to the official rules that govern that Promotion, and may, except where prohibited by applicable law, allow the sponsor and/or other parties to use your name, voice and/or likeness in advertising or marketing materials.
5. What should I know about third parties?
Our Site contains content from and hyperlinks to websites, locations, platforms, and services operated and owned by third parties (“Third Party Services”). For example, you may be able to purchase tickets to our events from a Third Party Service, such as Eventbrite. In addition, our Site contains features that allow you interact with, connect to, or access our Site through certain Third Party Services and third party devices (“Third Party Features”). For example, you use a Third Party Feature when you “like” or “share” content over social media through our Site. If you use a Third Party Feature, both we and the applicable third party may have access to and use information associated with your use of the Third Party Feature.
For further information on Tracking Technologies and your choices regarding them, please see Sections 1, 7, and 8.
6. How do I access, update or delete my information?
You can request access to certain account information that you have voluntarily submitted to Company, correct factual inaccuracies in such information, and remove and/or update such information by contacting us at email@example.com or at the address specified in Section 16. We may require additional information from you to allow us to confirm your identity. Please note that we will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
7. How do I exercise choice with regard to tracking technologies in general?
Your browser settings may allow you to automatically transmit a “Do Not Track” signal to online services you visit. Note, however, there is no industry consensus as to what site and app operators should do with regard to these signals. Accordingly, we do not monitor or take action with respect to “Do Not Track” signals or other mechanisms. For more information on “Do Not Track,” visit http://www.allaboutdnt.com.
8. How do I exercise choice with regard to analytics and online advertising?
You may choose whether to receive Interest-based Advertising by submitting opt-outs. Some of the advertisers and Service Providers that perform advertising-related services for us and our partners may participate in the Digital Advertising Alliance ("DAA") Self-Regulatory Program for Online Behavioral Advertising. To learn more about how you can exercise certain choices regarding Interest-based Advertising, visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices. Some of these companies may also be members of the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”). To learn more about the NAI and your opt-out options for their members, see http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/. Please be aware that, even if you are able to opt-out of certain kinds of Interest-based Advertising, you may continue to receive other types of ads. Opting-out only means that those selected members should no longer deliver certain Interest-based Advertising to you, but does not mean you will no longer receive any targeted content and/or ads (e.g., from other ad networks). Company is not responsible for effectiveness of, or compliance with, any third-parties’ opt-out options or programs or the accuracy of their statements regarding their programs.
Third party websites and applications may display ads from Company that are targeted to reach people on those websites or applications who are also identified on one of more of Company’s databases. This is done by matching common factors between Company’s databases and the databases of these third parties. For instance, we may share your email address with Facebook as part of Facebook’s matched list ad services. If we use Facebook’s matched list ad services, you should be able to hover over the box in the right corner of such a Facebook ad and find out how to opt-out with us from such list. If you opt-out with us from Facebook matched list ad services, we will remove the matching personal information from that Facebook list, however, this will not take effect immediately and if you have multiple emails or other accounts you may have to opt-out separately for each one. We are not responsible for such third parties’ failure to comply with your or our opt-out instructions.
9. How do I exercise choice with regard to your communications with me?
If you do not want to receive promotional emails from us, simply “opt-out” by following the instructions as provided in emails to click on the unsubscribe link or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org with the word UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject field of the email. Please note that your opt-out is limited to the email address used and will not affect subsequent subscriptions or non-promotional communications, such as those about your account, transactions, servicing, or Company’s ongoing business relations.
10. What does “opt-out” mean?
To “opt-out” means that you have notified Company that we no longer have permission to use your information for a particular purpose. For more information about your opt-out options, please see Sections 7, 8 and 9 above.
11. Your California Privacy Rights
California’s “Shine the Light” law permits customers in California to request certain details about how certain types of their information are shared with third parties and, in some cases, affiliates, for those third parties’ and affiliates’ own direct marketing purposes. Under the law, a business should either provide California customers certain information upon request or permit California customers to opt-in to, or opt-out of, this type of sharing.
Company may share personal information as defined by California’s “Shine the Light” law with third parties and/or affiliates for such third parties’ and affiliates’ own direct marketing purposes. If you are a California resident and wish to obtain information about our compliance with this law, please email us at email@example.com or send a letter to the address specified in Section 16. Requests must include “California Privacy Rights Request” in the first line of the description and include your name, street address, city, state, and ZIP code. Please note that Company is not required to respond to requests made by means other than through the provided email address or mail address.
Any California residents under the age of eighteen (18) who have registered to use the Site and have posted content or information on the Site, can request that such information be removed from the Site by sending an e-mail to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests must state that the user personally posted such content or information and detail where the content or information is posted. We will make reasonable good faith efforts to remove the post from prospective public view.
The Site is not intended for use by children under thirteen (13). We will not knowingly collect any personal information as defined by the U.S. Children’s Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) submitted by visitors to the Site who are under the age of 13 in a manner that is not permitted by COPPA. If you are a parent or guardian and believe Company has collected such information in a manner not permitted by COPPA, please email us at email@example.com or send a letter to the address specified in Section 16, and we will remove such data to the extent required by COPPA.
13. Data Security
Company uses reasonable measures to protect your personal information and, to that end, uses tools such as encryption, passwords, and physical security to protect your personal information against unauthorized access and disclosure. However, no website can be absolutely secure, and third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications, and other users may abuse or misuse your personal information that they collect from this Site. Therefore, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information or private communications will always remain absolutely private.
14. International Transfer
15. Other legal notices.
16. Contact us
If you have any concern about your privacy in connection with this policy, please send a thorough description to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will try to resolve it. You can also send a letter to the following address: 200 West 41st Street, Suite 1004, New York, NY 10036