Like most websites, Our Favorite Wines collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Our Favorite Wines’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Our Favorite Wines’s visitors use the website. Our Favorite Wines also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Our Favorite Wines does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Our Favorite Wines’s websites choose to interact with Our Favorite Wines in ways that require Our Favorite Wines to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Our Favorite Wines gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who post at Our Favorite Wines to provide an email address. In each case, Our Favorite Wines collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Our Favorite Wines. Our Favorite Wines does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Our Favorite Wines may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Our Favorite Wines may monitor the most popular parts of the Our Favorite Wines site, and may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Our Favorite Wines does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Our Favorite Wines discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Our Favorite Wines’s behalf or to provide services available at Our Favorite Wines, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Our Favorite Wines’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Our Favorite Wines will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Our Favorite Wines discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Our Favorite Wines believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Our Favorite Wines, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Our Favorite Wines website and have supplied your email address, Our Favorite Wines may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Our Favorite Wines and our products. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Our Favorite Wines takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.