Privacy Policy

Bottlenotes Privacy Policy

Last Revised 5.26.16

Welcome to Bottlenotes (“Bottlenotes”, “Us”, “Our”, “We”). This “Privacy Policy” governs your use of (including, without limitation, your use of all features, applications, content, downloads and other services that we make available through our website (collectively, referred to herein as the “Site”), regardless of how you access or use the Site, whether via personal computers, mobile devices or otherwise.  This Privacy Policy does not apply to our data collection activities offline (unless otherwise stated below).

To the extent we provide you notice on our Site of different or additional privacy policies or practices (e.g., at the point of our collection), those additional terms shall govern such data collection and use.

In addition, please review the Site’s Terms of Use which governs your use of the Site. By using our Site, you consent to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use and our collection, use and sharing of your information and data, and other activities, as described below.

Personal Information

Bottlenotes will not collect any personally identifiable or demographic information on you except when such information is expressly provided by you (collectively, “Personal Information”). In order to subscribe to our emails, Bottlenotes requires you to give us your email address. In order to subscribe to our “taste agent” service, Bottlenotes will also require your name and zip code. Bottlenotes may also request additional information such as age, buying preferences, annual income, or other demographic or profile information. We use this information to better tailor Site content and improve Site experience. We may also share this information with third parties, such as advertisers, but only in aggregate, anonymous form.
Usage Information and Tracking

In addition to any Personal Information or other information that you choose to submit to us via our Site, we and our third-party service providers may use a variety of technologies that automatically (or passively) collect and store certain information whenever you visit or interact with the Site (“Usage Information”).  This Usage Information may be stored or accessed using a variety of technologies that may be downloaded to your personal computer, laptop, tablet or mobile phone (a “Device”) whenever you visit or interact with our Site.  Usage Information may be nonidentifying or may be associated with you.  Whenever we associate Usage Information with your Personal Information, we will treat it as Personal Information.  This Usage Information may include:

  • your IP address or other unique identifier (“Device Identifier”).  A Device Identifier is a number that is automatically assigned to your Device used to access the Site, and our computers identify your Device by its Device Identifier;
  • your Device functionality (including browser, operating system, hardware, mobile network information);
  • the URL that referred you to our Site;
  • the areas within our Site that you visit and your activities there, including remembering you and your preferences;
  • your Device location;
  • your Device characteristics; and
  • certain other Device data, including the time of day, among other information.

We may use various developed methods and technologies to collect Usage Information (“Tracking Technologies”), including, but not limited to, cookies, small text files, on your browser in order to help us retrieve information vital to providing the best possible service. Tracking Technologies may set, change, alter or modify settings or configurations on your Device. Tracking Technologies allow us to recognize you and simplify your user experience. We will never use Tracking Technologies to obtain any information from your computer not related to the Site.

Further, third parties may use Tracking Technologies in connection with our Site, which may include the collection of information about your online activities over time and across third-party web sites or online services.  We may not control those Tracking Technologies and we are not responsible for them.  However, you consent to potentially encountering third-party Tracking Technologies in connection with use of our Site and accept that our statements under this Privacy Policy do not apply to the Tracking Technologies or practices of such third parties. 

Sharing of Information with Third Parties

We may share non-Personal Information, such as aggregated user statistics, with third parties.  Further, we may share your Device Identifiers with third parties along with data related to you and your activities.  We do not share your Personal Information that we have collected directly from you on our Site with third parties for those third parties’ direct marketing purposes unless you have consented (either through an opt-in our opt-out opportunity) at the time you provide your Personal Information.  In addition, we may share the information we have collected about you, including Personal Information, as disclosed at the time you provide your information and as described below or otherwise in this Privacy Policy.

You may be presented with an option on our Site to receive certain information and/or marketing offers directly from third parties or to have Bottlenotes send certain information to third parties or give them access to it.  If you choose to do so, your Personal Information and other information may be disclosed to such third parties and all information you disclose will be subject to the third party privacy policies and practices of such third parties.  In addition, third parties may store, collect or otherwise have access to your information when you interact with their Tracking Technologies, content, tools apps or ads on our Site or link to them from our Site. We are not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of such third parties and, therefore, you should review such third party privacy policies and practices of such third parties prior to requesting information from or otherwise interacting with them. 
We may use third-party vendors to perform certain services on behalf of us or the Site, such as: (a) to assist us in Site operations; (b) to manage a database of customer information; (c) hosting the Site; (d) designing and/or operating the Site’s features; (e) tracking the Site’s activities and analytics; and (f) enabling us to send you special offers or perform other administrative services.  We may provide vendors with access to your information to carry out the services they are performing for you or for us.  Third-party analytics and other service providers may set and access their own technologies on your Device and they may otherwise collect or have access to information about you.  We are not responsible for those third party technologies or activities arising out of them. 

Disclosing Information to Affiliates and for Legal Reasons

We may share your information, including your Device Identifiers and Personal Information, Demographic Information and Usage Information with our parent, subsidiaries and affiliates.

We may access, use, preserve, transfer and disclose your information, including your Device Identifiers and Personal Information, Demographic Information and Usage Information , to other to third parties: (i) to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, subpoenas, governmental requests or legal process; (ii) to protect and/or defend the Site’s Terms of Use or other policies applicable to the Site, including investigation of potential violations thereof; (iii) to protect the safety, rights, property or security of the Site or any third party; and/or (iv) to detect, prevent or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues.  Further, we may use IP address or other Device Identifiers, to identify users, and may do so in cooperation with third parties such as copyright owners, internet service providers, wireless service providers and/or law enforcement agencies, including disclosing such information to third parties, all in our discretion, subject to applicable law.  Such disclosures may be carried out without notice to you.

Treatment of Information Shared Publically by Users

The Site permits you to submit comments on Site posts that may contain Personal Information (“User Content”).  We or others may store, display, reproduce, publish, distribute or otherwise use User Content online or offline in any media or format (currently existing or hereafter developed) and may or may not attribute it to you.  Others may have access to this User Content and may have the ability to share it with third parties.  Please think carefully before deciding what information you share, including Personal Information, in connection with your User Content. 

Third- Party Links

Our Site may include links to other, unaffiliated sites.  Those websites will have their own privacy policies that you may wish to review. We have no responsibility for such linked websites or any use of those sites or those sites’ privacy practices.  Our sites may contain links to our presence on social media platforms.  As we do not operate or control such platforms, this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use do not apply to your use of such platforms.

Modifying Your Information

You are responsible for maintaining the accuracy of the information you submit to us, such as your contact information provided to us.  You may provide updates and changes by using the Contact Us Form.  If you send us a request to make changes, we will make good faith efforts to make requested changes in our then active databases as soon as reasonably practicable

How To Opt Out

You can unsubscribe from receiving Bottlenotes emails at any time. You can unsubscribe by clicking on the “Unsubscribe” link in the footer of any Bottlenotes email and following the instructions.


Bottlenotes uses commercially reasonable safeguards to help protect and secure your information.  However, no data transmission can be guaranteed to be totally secure.  Please note that we cannot ensure the security of any information you transmit to us, and you use our Site and provide us with your information at your own risk.


Bottlenotes may make changes to this policy at any point with notice to you only through our Site.  Any changes will be effective immediately upon the posting of the revised Privacy Policy.