ALLY WINES , LLC (“ALLY Wines”) recognises that its customers, visitors, users, and others who use www.allywines.com or other web sites owned or operated by ALLY WINES (the “ALLY WINES Sites”) (collectively or individually “Users”) value their privacy.
THE INFORMATION ALLY WINES COLLECTS
User Provided Information: You provide certain personally identifiable information (such as your name and email address) to ALLY WINES when choosing to participate in various activities on the ALLY WINES Sites.
Cookies Information: When you visit the ALLY WINES Sites, we may send one or more cookies – a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters – to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser. ALLY WINES uses both session cookies and persistent cookies. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by you following your web browser help file directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of the ALLY WINES Sites may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.
Log File Information: When you use the ALLY WINES Sites, our servers automatically record certain information that your web browser sends whenever you visit any website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser language, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time of your request, and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.
Clear GIFs Information: When you use the ALLY WINES Sites, we may employ “clear GIFs” (a.k.a. Web Beacons) which are used to track the online usage patterns of our Users anonymously (i.e., in a non-personally-identifiable manner). In addition, we may also use clear GIFs in HTML-based emails sent to our Users to track which emails are opened by recipients.
THE WAY ALLY WINES USES INFORMATION
If you submit personally identifiable information to us through the ALLY WINES Sites, then we use your personal information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the ALLY WINES Sites.
We do not use your email address or other personally identifiable information to send commercial or marketing messages without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out. We may, however, use your email address without further consent for non-marketing or administrative purposes (such as notifying you of major ALLY WINES Site changes or for customer service purposes).
We use both your personally identifiable information and certain non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous User usage data, cookies, IP addresses, browser type, clickstream data, etc.) to improve the quality and design of the ALLY WINES Sites and to create new features, promotions, functionality, and services by storing, tracking, and analysing User preferences and trends.
WHEN ALLY WINES DISCLOSES INFORMATION
We do not share your personally identifiable information (such as name or email address) with other, third-party companies for their commercial or marketing use without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out.
We do share non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous User usage data, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.) with interested third-parties to assist them in understanding the usage patterns for certain content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality on the ALLY WINES Sites.
We may release personally identifiable information and/or non-personally-identifiable information if required to do so by law, or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws (such as U.S. Copyright Law) or respond to a court order, subpoena, or search warrant.
YOUR CHOICES ABOUT PRIVACY
You may, of course, decline to submit personally identifiable information through the ALLY WINES Sites, in which case ALLY WINES may not be able to provide certain services to you.
You may update or correct your personal profile information and email preferences at any time by visiting your account profile page.
To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before granting you profile access or making corrections. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information at all times.
THIRD-PARTY ADVERTISERS, LINKS TO OTHER SITES
ALLY WINES allows other companies, called third-party ad servers or ad networks, to serve advertisements within the ALLY WINES Sites.
ALLY WINES does not provide any personally identifiable information to these third-party ad servers or ad networks without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out. However, please note that if an advertiser asks ALLY WINES to show an advertisement to a certain audience (for example, men ages 18-34) or audience segment (for example, men ages 18-24 who have viewed certain channels of content) and you respond to that advertisement, the advertiser or ad-server may conclude that you fit the description of the audience they are trying to reach. The advertiser may also use information regarding your use of the ALLY WINES Sites, such as the number of times you viewed an ad (but not any personally identifiable information), to determine which ads to deliver to you. You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers or ad networks (see links below) for more information on their practices and for instructions on how to opt-out of certain practices.
OUR COMMITMENT TO DATA SECURITY
ALLY WINES uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to ALLY WINES and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission of information, ALLY WINES makes commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.
If ALLY WINES learns of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. ALLY WINES may post a notice on the ALLY WINES Sites if a security breach occurs. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing. To receive a free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice) you should notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OUR COMMITMENT TO CHILDRENS’ PRIVACY
Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, ALLY WINES does not knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information or non-personally-identifiable information on the ALLY WINES Sites from persons under 18 years of age, and no part of our website is directed to persons under 18.
If you are under 18 years of age, then please do not use or access the ALLY WINES Sites at any time or in any manner. If ALLY WINES learns that personally identifiable information of persons under 18 years of age has been collected on the ALLY WINES Sites without verified parental consent, then ALLY WINES will take the appropriate steps to delete this information.
In certain jurisdictions, the age of majority may be greater than 18, in which case the references to persons under 18 years of age above shall be deemed to be references to persons under the applicable age of majority.
MERGER, SALE, OR BANKRUPTCY
In the event that ALLY WINES is acquired by or merged with a third party entity, we reserve the right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign the information we have collected from our Users as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control. In the unlikely event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganisation, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors’ rights generally, we may not be able to control how your personal information is treated, transferred, or used.