We do not collect any individually identifiable information from individuals who wish to browse our site without registering. In order to use some of our services, however, you must become a registered member. Additional information is collected as it is needed to process your requests for information or for other products or services. We collect personally identifiable information from you in connection with the registration process and other areas of our sites in which users voluntarily provide content submissions or suggestions or otherwise participate in interactive online activities (including, but not limited to, community postings, voting, chat, online ordering, surveys, discussion participation and bulletin boards). We may also collect and store statistics and other information about the online activities of our users on an aggregate basis.
In order to take full advantage of our services, you must register with us and certify that you are over 18 years old. We do not intend to obtain any personal information from minors. If you are under the age of 18, please do not provide us with any personal information. When you register, we may collect basic information such as your name, address, date of birth, and e-mail address.
As a general rule, WinedIn will not disclose any of your personally identifiable information except when we have your permission or under special circumstances and will never sell or otherwise transfer your information to unaffiliated companies, except as provided below.
Promotions that run on our sites may be sponsored by companies other than WinedIn, or may be co-sponsored by WinedIn and another company. Some or all of your personal information that is collected during a promotion may be shared with the sponsor. If you do not want your information to be shared, you must not participate in the promotion. Many promotions also offer opportunities to request additional information from sponsors. By requesting additional information, you give WinedIn permission to transfer your personal information to the sponsor so they can fulfill your request.
WinedIn may collect information on our users' demographics, interests, and behavior in order to better understand and serve our users. This information is compiled and analyzed on an aggregated basis, and may be shared with our business partners or other affiliates, but contains no personally identifying information.
Occasionally we may send you e-mail communications to provide information that we think you will find useful. You can choose not to receive future e-mails from WinedIn at any time, by contacting WinedIn customer service. However, to the extent that corrected or deleted information is also stored in other databases, we cannot always ensure that such corrections or deletions will immediately reach the other databases. Please note that we may occasionally contact you for administrative purposes even if you unsubscribe from our distribution lists.
Cookies are small files that are stored by your Web browser to help a particular system recognize you and the pages you visited in a Web site. The Web Site uses "cookies" to make your online experience more convenient. For example, we use a cookie to store your login information between sessions and to maintain information about the quotes that you've requested during your session. This cookie is set when you register or "Log In" and is modified when you "Log Out" of our services;
We may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our Web site. Your IP address is used to help identify you.
While no security system is 100% guaranteed, WinedIn utilizes several state-of-the-art tools to protect your information. Strict security measures are employed whenever your personal information is collected and transmitted.
Your WinedIn account information and WinedIn profiles are password protected so that only you have access to your personal information. We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. Also remember to sign out of your WinedIn account and close your browser window when you have finished your work, especially if you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place like a library or Internet cafe to help prevent others from accessing your personal information and correspondence.
Keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online - for example on message boards, discussion groups, through e-mail, or in chat areas - that information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and/or any account information.
Use of WinedIn's Web sites, its software, products, and services is provided "as is." WinedIn, its partners, and affiliates cannot be held liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special, or consequential damage or other injury arising out of or in any way connected with the use of its Web sites.