January 9, 2006
We respect your privacy at
U.S. Wine Exchange, LLC d/b/a iWineDb (the �Company or �iWineDb�). We believe that you should know how information
about you is used and shared, and we appreciate that you trust that we will do
so carefully and sensibly. By visiting iWineDb, you are accepting the
If you have any questions about this Policy, please feel free to
contact us via our website or write to us at Privacy Concerns, c/o U.S. Wine
Exchange, LLC, 1045 Chasewood Trail, Alpharetta,
Georgia, 30005 USA.
Information iWineDb collects and its use:
We offer services that do
not require you to register for an account or provide any personal information
to us, such as basic search and wine-related information. In order to provide our unique and valuable services,
we may collect the following types of information:
Information you provide - When you sign up for an iWineDb account or other service or
promotion that requires registration, we ask you for personal information (such
as your name, email address and an account password). We may combine the information you submit
under your account with information from other iWineDb services or third
parties in order to provide you with a better experience and to improve the
quality of our services. For certain services, we may give you the opportunity
to opt out of combining such information. We use the information that you
provide for such purposes as responding to your requests, improving our site, customizing
your browsing experience and communicating with you.
browser that uniquely identifies it. A
cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing
information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any
personally identifiable information while on our site. Cookies can also enable
us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on
our site. We use this information to improve our services by storing user
preferences and tracking user trends, such as how people navigate our site. Most browsers accept cookies by default,
are being sent. However, some of our
features and services may not function properly if your cookies are disabled.
E-mail Communications - To help us make e-mails more useful and interesting, we may
send messages that use e-mail confirmation from iWineDb. If you do not want to receive e-mail or other
mail from us, please adjust your communication preferences in your account
profile when you set up your iWineDb account.
Information from Other Sources - For reasons such as improving personalization of our
service (for example, providing better recommendations or special offers that
we think will interest you), we might receive information about you from other
sources and add it to our account information. We also sometimes receive updated delivery and
address information from other sources so that we can correct our records and
deliver your next communication more easily.
iWineDb may present HTTP (website) links in a way that enables us to determine
whether you have traversed them. This
information helps us improve the quality of our navigation and services.
Affiliated sites - We offer some services in conjunction with other businesses� web
sites. Personal information that you provide to these �affiliated sites� may be
sent to iWineDb in order to provide services. Such information is treated in accordance with
this Policy. Affiliated sites have differing privacy practices and you should read
their privacy policies.
operated by iWineDb. We do not exercise
control over the sites that link to and from our site services.
iWineDb only processes personal information for the purposes
described in the applicable Policy and/or privacy notice for specific services.
In addition to the above, such purposes
our products and services to users, including the display of customized
the technical functioning of our network;
research and analysis in order to maintain, protect and improve our services;
iWineDb processes personal
information on servers in the United
States of America; this may be extended to
servers in other countries. In some
cases, we process personal information on a server outside the country in which
you may reside. We process personal
information to provide our own services. In some cases, we may process personal
information on behalf of and according to the instructions of a third party,
such as affiliated partners.
Choices for personal information
When you sign up for a particular service that requires
registration, we ask you to provide personal information. If we use this
information in a manner different than the purpose for which it was collected,
then we will ask for your consent prior to such use.
If we propose to use personal information for any purposes other
than those described in this Policy and/or in the specific service notices, we
will offer you an effective way to opt out of the use of personal information
for those other purposes. We will not collect or use sensitive information for
purposes other than those described in this Policy and/or in the specific
service notices, unless we have obtained your prior consent.
You may decline to submit personal information to any of our
services, in which case iWineDb may not be able to provide some services to
iWineDb only shares personal information with other companies or
individuals outside of iWineDb in the following limited circumstances:
have your consent. We require opt-in consent for the sharing of any sensitive
provide such information to our subsidiaries, affiliated companies or other
trusted businesses or persons for the purpose of processing personal
information on our behalf. We require that these parties agree to process such
information based on our instructions and in compliance with this Policy and
any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.
have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of such
information is reasonably necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law,
regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request, (b) enforce
applicable Terms of Service including investigation of potential violations
thereof, (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical
issues, or (d) protect against imminent harm to the rights, property or safety
of iWineDb, its users or the public as required or permitted by law.
If iWineDb becomes involved in a merger, acquisition, or any form of
sale of some or all of its assets, we will provide notice before personal
We may share with third parties certain pieces of aggregated,
non-personal information, such as the number of users who searched for a
particular term, for example, or how many users clicked on a particular
advertisement. Such information does not identify you individually.
Please contact us at the address below for any additional questions
about the management or use of personal data.
We take appropriate security measures to protect against
unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of
data. These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and
processing practices and security measures, as well as physical security
measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store
We restrict access to personal information to iWineDb employees,
contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to operate,
develop or improve our services. These individuals are bound by confidentiality
obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and
criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.
However, iWineDb is not responsible for any breach of security. When a user elects to use our referral service
to recommend our site to a friend, we ask them for their friend's name and e-mail
address. iWineDb will automatically send the friend an e-mail inviting them to
visit the site. iWineDb stores this information for the sole purpose of sending
this e-mail and tracking the success of our referral program.
You must be of legal age
where you reside to use this site
No information should be
submitted to iWineDb by anyone under 21 years of age. We do not monitor the age of our users.
iWineDb processes personal information only for the purposes for
which it was collected and in accordance with this Policy or any applicable
service-specific privacy notice. We review our data collection, storage and
processing practices to ensure that we only collect, store and process the
personal information needed to provide or improve our services. We take
reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we process is
accurate, complete, and current, but we depend on our users to update or
correct their personal information whenever necessary.
Accessing and updating personal information
When you use iWineDb services, we make good faith efforts to provide
you with access to your personal information and either to correct this data if
it is inaccurate or to delete such data at your request if it is not otherwise
required to be retained by law or for legitimate business purposes. We ask
individual users to identify themselves and the information requested to be
accessed, corrected or removed before processing such requests, and we may
decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic,
require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, or
would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information
residing on backup tapes), or for which access is not otherwise required. In
any case where we provide information access and correction, we perform this
service free of charge, except if doing so would require a disproportionate
effort. Some of our services have different procedures to access, correct or
delete users' personal information. We provide the details for these procedures
in the specific privacy notices or FAQs for these services.
iWineDb regularly reviews its compliance with this Policy. Please
feel free to direct any questions or concerns regarding this Policy or
iWineDb's treatment of personal information by contacting us through this web
site or by writing to us at Privacy Concerns, c/o u.s.
Wine Exchange, LLC, 1045 Chasewood Trail, Alpharetta,
Georgia, 30005, USA. When we receive formal written complaints at
this address, it is iWineDb's policy to contact the complaining user regarding
his or her concerns. We will cooperate
with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protection
authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer of personal data
that cannot be resolved between iWineDb and an individual.
Changes to this policy
Please note that this Policy may change from time to time. iWineDb reserves the right, in its sole
discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this Policy at any
time, effective immediately upon notice published on the Services. We suggest that you check these terms
periodically for changes. Your continued
use of the Service constitutes your binding acceptance of the Policy, including
any changes or modifications made by the Company. Each version of this Policy will be identified
at the top of the page by its effective date.
If you have any additional questions or concerns about this Policy,
please feel free to contact us.
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