Privacy Policy

WineZebra.com is owned and operated by Sillage Digital, LLC, d.b.a. Wine Zebra. Your privacy is critically important to us. Our Privacy Statement lets you know how we handle personally identifiable information you share with us via both digital and printed exchanges.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Wine Zebra 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. Wine Zebra’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Wine Zebra’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Wine Zebra may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Wine Zebra also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on its content. Wine Zebra only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of where the comment was left.

This website often links to other sources and websites that may not controlled by or affiliated with Wine Zebra, and are therefore not covered by this Privacy Policy.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Wine Zebra’s website may choose to interact with Wine Zebra in ways that require us to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Wine Zebra gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, where registration is required, a username and password created by the user may be stored on a server, and the password will be hashed to protect its secrecy. In every case, Wine Zebra collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Wine Zebra. We do not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities. Users of this website can leave comments, which are the sole responsibility of the commenter. In submitting a comment on our site, you agree that the comment content is your own, and to hold Wine Zebra harmless from any and all repercussions, damages, or liability.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Wine Zebra 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, Wine Zebra discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Wine Zebra believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Wine Zebra, third parties or the public at large. If you have supplied Wine Zebra your email address, we may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new content, give you helpful information for your business, inform you about information, products, or services that may be of interest to you, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Wine Zebra. 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 (minus any personally-identifying information) in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Wine Zebra takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information. Wine Zebra reserves the right to edit, delete, move, or mark as spam any and all comments at its discretion and to block access by any individual or group from commenting. Valid email addresses are required for commenting, and they are not published, nor shared except as described herein. They may be used by the site owner to privately contact the commenter. All trackbacks will be treated as comments for the purpose of this Privacy Policy.

Aggregated Statistics

Wine Zebra may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites, and we may display this information publicly. However, Wine Zebra does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Wine Zebra uses cookies to help Wine Zebra identify and track visitors, their usage of Wine Zebra website, and their website access preferences. Wine Zebra visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Wine Zebra’s website, with the drawback that certain features of Wine Zebra’s website may not function properly without the use of cookies.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Wine Zebra and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies to help Wine Zebra analyze how users interact with this site. The information collected about your use of the website, including your IP address, will be transmitted to and stored by Google on their servers in the United States. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of our website, compile reports on website activity for Wine Zebra, and provide other related services. Google may also transfer this information to third parties as required to do so by law, or when such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. You can find Google’s privacy policy here.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Wine Zebra may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Wine Zebra’s sole discretion. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

(Note, this Privacy Policy is available under a Creative Commons Sharealike license, and was originally created by Automattic.com and thereafter modified by Wine Zebra)

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