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Privacy Policy

The Cal Wine Cellars privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”) is intended to inform you of our policies and practices regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information and other information you submit to us through Cal Wine Cellars. By accessing or otherwise using the Cal Wine Cellars website, e-mail or other services (collectively “Cal Wine Cellars”), you agree to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy (which is incorporated into and forms a part of the Cal Wine Cellars Terms of Use and consent to the processing of your information according to the Privacy Policy.

Collection of Information

In general, we collect Personal Information that you submit to us voluntarily through Cal Wine Cellars. We also collect information that you submit in the process of creating or editing your account and user profile on Cal Wine Cellars. For example, our registration and login process requires you to provide us with your name, valid e-mail address and password of your choice. Use of some of our services may require you to save a delivery or shipping address. When you personalize your profile and use the features of Cal Wine Cellars, we will collect any information you voluntarily provide, and we may also request optional information to support your use of Cal Wine Cellars, such as your year of birth or other demographic information. We collect information in the form of the content that you submit during your use of Cal Wine Cellars, which may include photos, reviews, ratings and other information you choose to submit.

We may also collect information about you and your friends who use Cal Wine Cellars from any social network you may have connected from (such as signing into the site by using your Facebook login) in order to provide you with a more personalized experience. For instance, we may collect your user name or profile information that you have permitted to be displayed through Cal Wine Cellars in order to display you as a friend or in association with your profile and connections.

To enable payment for services purchased through Cal Wine Cellars, we collect and store billing and credit card information. For example, when you purchase a Deal, you submit your credit card or other payment information so that our service providers can process your payment for the Deal. When you sign up for, or win, any contests, sweepstakes or other activities that we make available on Cal Wine Cellars, we will collect the information designated along with such activity, which may include contact information such as your address and phone number.

If you choose to sign up to receive information about products or services that may be of interest to you, we will collect your e-mail address and other related information. Additionally, we collect any information that you voluntarily enter, including personal information, postings, comments or forums within the Cal Wine Cellars community.

We may receive Personal Information about you from other sources with which you have registered or interacted, companies who we have partnered with (collectively, “Partners”) or other third parties. We may associate this information with the other Personal Information we have collected about you.

E-mail and E-mail Addresses

If you send an e-mail to us, or fill out our “Feedback” form through Cal Wine Cellars, we will collect your e-mail address and the full content of your e-mail, including attached files, and other information you provide. We may use and display your full name and e-mail address when you send an e-mail notification to a friend through Cal Wine Cellars or the social network from which you have connected to Cal Wine Cellars (such as in an invitation, or when sharing your content). We may also use your e-mail address to contact you for things such as notifications of new promotional deals and other related information. You may indicate your preference to stop receiving further promotional communications by opting-out or unsubscribing from our emails at any time.

Mobile Technology

As you use Cal Wine Cellars, certain information may be passively collected and stored on our service providers’ server logs, including your Internet protocol address, browser type and operating system. We also use Cookies and navigational data like Uniform Resource Locators (“URLs”) to gather information regarding the date and time of your visit and the solutions and information for which you searched and viewed, or on which of the advertisements displayed on Cal Wine Cellars you clicked. An Internet protocol address, or “IP Address,” is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. In some cases your IP Address stays the same from browser session to browser session; but if you use a consumer internet access provider, your IP Address probably varies from session to session. “Cookies” are small pieces of information that a website sends to your computer’s hard drive while you are viewing the site. In order to use our services offered through Cal Wine Cellars, your web browser must accept Cookies. If you choose to disable Cookies, some aspects of Cal Wine Cellars may not work properly, and you may not be able to receive our services. You can manage your cookie preferences via your browser settings (see http://www.aboutcookies.org for more information)

Mobile & Location

If you use mobile-enabled services provided by Cal Wine Cellars, such as any Cal Wine Cellars mobile application made available by us, we may receive information about your use of our services from your mobile device while you use our applications or services. This may also include information about your precise location if you have enabled location-based services on your mobile device. Certain applications or services may also require addition information collection, such as information to be sent when you are not logged into Cal Wine Cellars for alerts services, and the terms of such collection will be identified when you subscribe to or sign up for such services or applications.

Social Media

Certain information you post or provide through Cal Wine Cellars for public posting, such as your name, profile, comments, photos and reviews, may be shared with other users and posted on publicly available portions of Cal Wine Cellars, including without limitation, social media applications and other media platforms in which you choose to participate. Please keep in mind that if you choose to disclose Personal Information when posting comments or other information or content through Cal Wine Cellars, this information may become publicly available and may be collected and used by others, including people outside the Cal Wine Cellars community. Please also be aware that if you choose to share or tweet deals or your purchases, they will become publicly available on the Facebook and Twitter websites. It is up to you to make sure you are comfortable with the information you choose to provide us and the information you choose to publish. We will not have any obligations with respect to any information that you post to parts of Cal Wine Cellars available to others, and recommend that you use caution when giving out personal information to others through social media networks or otherwise.

You may choose to log in or access Cal Wine Cellarsvusing the Facebook Connect feature or another third party platform. By doing this, you are authorizing that third party platform to send us certain information from your account with them, and you authorize us to collect, store and use in accordance with this Privacy Policy any and all information available to us through the third party platform.

Feedback

If you provide feedback to us, we may use and disclose such feedback for any purpose, provided we do not associate such feedback with your Personal Information. We will collect any information contained in such feedback and will treat the Personal Information in it in accordance with this Privacy Policy. You agree that any such comments and any e-mail we receive becomes our property. We may use feedback for marketing purposes or to add to or modify our services without paying any royalties or other compensation to you.

Use and Disclosure of Information

In general, Personal Information and other information you submit or share with us is used for the following purposes by Cal Wine Cellars: to enable your access to our services; to provide, maintain, protect, develop and improve Cal Wine Cellars; to fulfill your requests for promotions and services; to customize the content and advertisements you receive from us and our trusted partners; and to offer you additional information, opportunities, promotions and functionality from us or on our behalf, or from our partners or our advertisers at your request.

Except as otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy, we do not sell, trade, rent or otherwise share for marketing purposes the Personal Information that we collect with third parties, unless you ask or authorize us to do so.

We may provide your Personal Information to third-party service providers or affiliates who work on behalf of or with us to provide some of the services and features of Cal Wine Cellars and to help us communicate with you. Examples of such services include sending e-mail, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, voucher management services, processing payments (including credit card payments) and providing customer service. We limit information provided to the aforementioned affiliate and third party service providers to the extent necessary for them to provide the services and require such service providers to promise not to use such information except as necessary to provide the relevant services to us. We may share some or all of your Personal Information (other than credit card information) with Merchants whose Deals you have purchased for their commercial purposes and to provide the confirmed payment information. If you do not want us to use or disclose Personal Information collected about you in the manner identified in this Privacy Policy, you may not use Cal Wine Cellars. Certain Deals may expressly require you to submit information for fulfillment at the point of purchase, and Merchants may separately request information from you as necessary to redeem the Voucher you have purchased or for age verification. You are required to present a valid form of ID when redeeming your voucher at a place of business that serves or is related to alcohol sales. If you cannot provide form of ID or age verification your voucher is considered void and has no value, and the merchant is not required to redeem the voucher at that time. A merchant’s collection and use of any information shall be governed by that Merchant’s own privacy policy.

Analytics

We use Google Analytics to better understand how visitors interact with our site. This service provides non-personally identifiable data including but not limited to data on where visitors came from, what actions they took on our site and where visitors went when they left our site.

In the event we go through a business transition such as a merger, acquisition by another company or sale of all or a portion of our assets, your Personal Information may be among the assets transferred. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur and are permitted by this Privacy Policy, and that any acquirer of ours or that acquirer’s assets may continue to process your Personal Information as set forth in this Privacy Policy.

We may disclose your Personal Information if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to (a) comply with relevant laws or to respond to subpoenas or warrants served on us; or (b) to protect and defend our rights or property, you, or third parties. You hereby consent to us sharing your Personal Information under the circumstances described herein.

Third Party Advertising and Sites

We may enable advertisers and ad servers to promote third-party products and/or services by placing advertisements on Cal Wine Cellars. These advertisers and ad servers may use Cookies, “Web Beacons” (which are usually small, transparent graphic images) or similar technologies in order to monitor information related to the serving of their advertisements, and may use information gathered over time and across Web sites in order to make the ads you receive more relevant. Clicking on such advertisements will direct you to the website of a third-party and the advertiser.

We also engage in remarketing to market our sites, products and services or those of our trusted advertising partners across the web: when a user visits our site, a Cookie is dropped on the user, and advertising networks may deliver targeted advertisements to users with this Cookie. We do not share any of your Personal Information with our remarketing ad networks or advertisers.

Cal Wine Cellars may contain links to other websites or may make third-party applications available to our users. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other websites or applications. We encourage our users to read the privacy statements of each and every website they visit or application they use. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by us through Cal Wine Cellars and does not apply to these third-party websites or applications. The ability to access information of third parties from Cal Wine Cellars, or links to other websites or locations, is for your convenience and does not signify our endorsement of such third parties, their products, their services, other websites, locations or their content.

Security

We are committed to protecting the security of your Personal Information. We use a variety of industry-standard security technologies and procedures to help protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Even though we have taken significant steps to protect your Personal Information, no company, including us, can fully eliminate security risks associated with Personal Information.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is subject to occasional revision at our discretion, and if we make any substantial changes in the way we use your Personal Information, we will post an alert on this page or may otherwise post an alert on the Cal Wine Cellars website. If you object to any such changes, you must not use the Cal Wine Cellars website. Continued use of Cal Wine Cellars following notice of any such changes shall indicate your acknowledgement of such changes and agreement to be bound by the terms and conditions of such changes.