Last Revised 5.26.16
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.
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.
Sharing of Information with Third Parties
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.
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.
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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.