Privacy Policy

Effective Date: May 1, 2015
At Taste Wine, privacy is a top priority and we are firmly committed to guarding the confidence you have placed in us and to use, responsibly and professionally, any information you provide.
This Privacy Policy applies to transactions, activities and data gathered through our service, website and application (collectively, the “Service”). The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to notify you of what information of yours is collected; how the information is used; with whom the information may be shared; what choices are available to you regarding collection, use and distribution of the Information; what kind of security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of Information under our control; and how you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

Please note that this Privacy Policy is a legally binding agreement made between you ("you," "your," or "yourself") and Taste Wine LLC, a New York Limited Liability Company ("Taste Wine” "we," "us" or "our").

1. Your Information

In order to operate the Service, and to provide you with information about products or services that may be of interest to you, we may collect (a) "personal information" (i.e. information that could be used to contact you directly such as full name, address or email address); (b) "demographic information" (i.e. information that you submit, or that we collect, including, but not limited to, zip code, hometown, gender, age/birth date, browsing history information, searching history information, and registration history information); (c) “geo-locational data” (i.e. information that can be used to identify your physical location); and (d) “meta-data” (i.e. information which describes how, when and by whom a particular set of data was collected, and how the data is formatted). Collectively, this information is called “your Information”.

You may be able to register with our Service through various online third party social media accounts, such as Google Plus and Facebook, by providing your third party account information, or allowing us to access your third party account, to the extent permitted under the terms governing such account. By granting us such access to your third party accounts, you agree that we may access, make available and store (if applicable) any information that you have provided to and stored in your third party account so that it is available on and through the Service, including, without limitation any information regarding friends, contacts or following/followed lists.

2. Information Transfer

We only use your information as described in this Privacy Policy. We view protection of privacy as a critical community principle. We understand clearly that your information and your trust is one of our most important assets. We store and process your Information on computers that are protected by physical as well as technological security devices.

Please note that we may provide your Information and information about your order to our contractors and marketing partners and affiliates for purposes of marketing Taste Wine products. In addition, we may share information about you or your order if we believe in good faith that disclosure of specific information is necessary to (a) resolve disputes, investigate problems, or enforce our Terms of use; (b) comply with relevant laws or respond to requests from law enforcement or other government officials relating to investigations or alleged illegal activity (in which case we can, and you authorize us to, disclose personal information without subpoenas or warrants served on us); or (c) protect and defend our rights or property or the rights and property of you or third parties. We may also share aggregate information that does not identify you personally such as by publishing a report on trends in the usage of the Service.
Further, as we continue to develop our business, we might sell or buy subsidiaries, or business units. In such transactions, customer information generally is one of the transferred business assets but remains subject to applicable data protection laws and the promises made in any pre-existing privacy policy.

3. Material you Choose to Reveal

You may post information, including personal information, on areas of the Service that may be viewed by other users or the public, although we recommend that you do not do so. We urge you to use good judgment. Do not post any information, including without limitation, personal information, that you do not want other users to know. Many internet connections are public and/or not secure, and other users using that same connection may have access to your information; please make sure that you are using a secure internet connection.

YOU ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY LOSS OF PRIVACY OR OTHER HARM RESULTING FROM YOUR VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION.

4. Cookies/Personal Identifiers

In addition to the information gathered as described above, we may use cookies or similar data storage technologies (“personal identifiers’’) which are necessary to enable your use of the Service. If you have given your consent, we may further use these personal identifiers to track the content you view, and the nature of your interactions with other users of the Service each time you use the Service, so that we can better serve you when you return to the Service. We may also use such personal identifiers to help advertisers and publishers serve and manage ads provided on and through the Service.

Because personal identifiers allow you to take advantage of some of the essential features of the Service, we recommend that you allow access. For instance, if you block or otherwise reject personal identifiers, you may not be able to use any services that require you to sign in.

5. Web Beacons

For our website, a “web beacon,” also sometimes called a pixel tag or transparent GIF, is an object that is embedded in a web page. It is usually invisible to you, but allows website operators to check whether you have viewed a particular web page or email communication. We may place web beacons on our website, and in emails we send to you.

6. Third Parties’ use of web Beacons and Personal Identifiers

The Service may include third-party advertising, links to other websites, and other content from third-party businesses. These third-party sites, businesses, and advertisers, or advertising companies working on their behalf, may use web beacons and personal identifiers to measure the effectiveness of their ads, personalize or optimize advertising content and to track users who link from their respective websites to the Service.

We do not have access to or control over such web beacons or personal identifiers that these third parties may use. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these third-party websites. You are encouraged to review the privacy policies of the different websites you visit.

Some third-party advertising companies may provide a mechanism to opt-out of their technology. For more information about the opt-out process, you may visit the Network Advertising Initiative website, available at http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.

7. How we use Personal Information

We may use your information:

To provide you with our Service.
To respond to your requests or provide you with further information about our Service and new developments thereto.
To provide you with personalized content and ads.
To give our website and product developers information that may be useful for developing new features and products for customers.
To improve the content and navigability of the Service.
To alert you to new features, products, events and special offers.
To enforce our Terms of use.
When forwarding Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) infringement notifications, take down notices and counter notices. By submitting a DMCA infringement notification, counter notice or other communication, you consent to have this communication forwarded to the person or entity that stored or transmitted the content addressed by your communications. For notices other than DMCA infringement notifications and counter notices, you may request that we edit out your name and contact information. However, DMCA infringement notifications and counter notices (including any personal information set forth in the notifications) will be forwarded as submitted to us without any deletions.
In connection with promotions that you may choose to participate in. Any information you submit in connection with promotions will be subject to the terms of the promotion, not this Privacy Policy. you will be given the option to consent to the use of your information at the time you sign up for the promotion. you will not be required to participate in any promotion.
If required to do so by law, court order or other government or law enforcement authority or regulatory agency; or, if we believe in good faith that disclosing this information is necessary or advisable, including, for example, to protect the rights, property, or safety of Point, you, users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
 
We may host discussions or other moderated forums for users who can help each other with technical and general questions. Topics for discussion may include technical support questions and problems, suggestions for improvement, or anything else that relates to the Service. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in this area becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.

9. Information Retention

To preserve the integrity of our databases, our standard procedures call for us to retain information submitted by users for an indefinite length of time. We understand your submissions as consent to store all your information in one place for this indefinite length of time, if we so wish. If required by law, we will nullify user information by erasing it from our database. We will also respond to written user requests to nullify account information.

10. Choice/Opt-Out

We provide users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us and our partners at the point where we request personal information about a visitor. We also give users the option to remove their information from our database, to not receive future communications, or to no longer receive our Service.

11. Our Security Precautions

Your profile is password-protected so that only you have access to your account information. In order to maintain this protection, do not give your password to anyone. Our staff will never proactively reach out to you and ask for any personal account information, including your password. You should never share devices. This will help protect your information entered on public terminals from disclosure to third parties.
Your payment or banking information, including credit and debit card information, will be stored by a third party, which is PCI compliant and exceeds industry standards for financial security. Mailing, storage, back-up and other third party services utilized by us will also meet or exceed applicable industry standards for security.

Unfortunately, no data transmission can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit, and you do so at your own risk. If you have any further questions on this issue, please refer to our Terms of Use. We expressly disclaim any liability that may arise should any other individuals obtain the information you submit.

12. European Union users

Our business is located primarily in the United States. If you provide information to us, the information will be transferred out of the European Union (EU) to the United States. By providing personal information to us, you are consenting to its storage and use as described herein.

13. Changing our Privacy Policy for Previously Gathered Information

If at any point we decide to use particular personal information in a manner materially different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by way of an email and your continued use of the Service will constitute your acceptance of the new use terms. We also encourage you to review this Privacy Policy periodically. By using the Service, you do hereby represent and warrant that you have read, understand and agree to all terms of this Privacy Policy.

14. Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, our practices or your dealings with us, you may contact us at info@tastewineco.com.