Privacy Policy

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Last Updated: June 29, 2016

General

This Privacy Policy (also “Policy”, “Privacy Notice”, or “Notice”) discloses what information we collect and how we use it. This Policy applies solely to information (also “Information” or “Data”) collected by TheWhiskyGuy.com (also “This Site” or “This Website”) in all forms, including on desktop and mobile devices. It will notify you of what personally identifiable information is collected from you through This Site, how it is used and with whom it may be shared, what choices are available to you regarding the use of your data, how you can see what data has been collected, what the security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information, how you can correct any inaccuracies in the information, what you can do if this Policy is not met, and how changes to this Policy will be communicated.  We collect Information on this Site for several reasons.  Some of these reasons including providing personalized and unique services to its visitors and users, to help us monitor and improve the products and services we offer, to sell advertising space (which keeps the site free for visitors), and to market services to users outside of this website (when given specific permission to do so).

Information Collected, Registration, and How Your Information is Used

Ownership

We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.    We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to ship an order.    Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy.

User Registration

In order to purchase products or services through this website, we may require a user to first complete a registration form, or create an account during the checkout process. You may also choose to create an account at any time. During registration a user is required to give certain information (such as name and email address). This information is used to contact you about the products/services on our site in which you have expressed interest. At your option, you may also opt in to our newsletter to receive information about specials, new products, or services, but it is not required.    

We request information from you on our order form. To buy from us, you must provide contact information (like name and shipping address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an order, we’ll use this information to contact you.

Cookies

This website uses modern technologies to offer complete functionality to you.  Some of these technologies include Tokens (that allow you to navigate through the store and add/remove items from a shopping cart) and Cookies.  A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor’s hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. For instance, if we use a cookie to identify you, you may not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site.  Some of our business partners may use cookies on our site (for example, advertisers). However, we have no access to or control over these cookies.

Demographic Information

We share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person. Some products and/or services offered may be provided by a 3rd party, we may use an outside shipping company to ship orders, and we use a credit card processing company to bill users for goods and services purchased. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes beyond filling your order.

Surveys and Contests

From time-to-time our site requests information via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information. Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.

Information Collected from Third Parties

We may receive Information about you from third parties. For example, if you access our websites or Service through a third-party connection or log-in, that third party may pass certain information about your use of its service to us. This information could include, but is not limited to, the user ID associated with your account , an access token necessary to access that service, any information that you have permitted the third party to share with us, and any information you have made public in connection with that service.

Analytics

We may directly collect analytics data, or use third-party analytics tools and services, to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the Site. These tools collect information sent by your browser or mobile device, including the pages you visit and other information that assists us in improving the Site. We collect and use this analytics information in aggregate form such that it cannot reasonably be manipulated to identify any particular individual user.

Web Beacons

When you use the Site, we may employ clear gifs (also known as web beacons) which are used to anonymously track the online usage patterns of our Users. In addition, we may also use clear gifs in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened and which links are clicked by recipients. The information is allows for more accurate reporting and improvement of the Site, and our products and services.

Mobile Devices

When you access the Site by or through a mobile device (including but not limited to smart-phones or tablets), we may access, collect, monitor and/or remotely store one or more “device identifiers,” such as a universally unique identifier (“UUID”). Device identifiers are small data files or similar data structures stored on or associated with your mobile device, which uniquely identify your mobile device. A device identifier may be data stored in connection with the device hardware, data stored in connection with the device’s operating system or other software, or data sent to the device. A device identifier may convey information to us about how you browse and use the Site. A device identifier may remain persistently on your device, to help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through the Site. Some features of the Service may not function properly if use or availability of device identifiers is impaired or disabled.

Location Data

When you access the Site by or through a mobile device, we may access, collect, monitor and/or remotely store “location data,” which may include GPS coordinates (e.g. latitude and/or longitude) or similar information regarding the location of your mobile device. Location data may convey to us information about how you browse and use the Site. Some features of the Site, particularly any location-based services, may not function properly if use or availability of location data is impaired or disabled.

With Whom Your Information May Be Shared, Choices About How/Whether Your Data is Collected and Used, and The Security of Your Information

We will not rent or sell your information to third parties without your specific consent. We will disclose your information where required to do so by law or subpoena or if we reasonably believe that such action is necessary to comply with the law and the reasonable requests of law enforcement, to enforce our Terms of Use or to protect the security, quality or integrity of our Site and associated services, and/or to exercise or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of other users, our partners, or this Site. Use of This Website constitutes your acknowledgment of receipt, and acceptance of this Policy. You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the Contact Form on our website.  You may request to:

  • See what data we have about you, if any.
  • Change/correct any data we have about you.
  • Have us delete any data we have about you.
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via This Website, your information is protected both online and offline.    Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon in your web browser, or looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the web page.    Credit card data is not collected by us, only transmitted through this Site to 3rd party processors using this encryption.  While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing, shipping, or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

Outbound Links

This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

We research the Privacy Policies of any 3rd Party who we share any of your personal or sensitive Information with to be sure they match our Policy as closely as possible, and only then as needed to provide specific products or services (such as digital newsletter and shipping fulfillment services).

In the event that any information under our control is compromised as a result of a breach of security, we will take reasonable steps to investigate the situation and where appropriate, notify those individuals whose information may have been compromised and take other steps, in accordance with any applicable laws and regulations.

Underage Users

The products, services and information offered by this Site are intended for use by those of Legal Drinking Age (“LDA”) in the City, State, Country or other jurisdiction where accessed.  We do not knowingly collect or solicit any information from anyone under the LDA or knowingly allow such persons to register as Users. The Site and its content are not directed at children under the LDA. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from anyone under the LDA, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about someone under the LDA, please contact us.

Seeing What Data Has Been Collected and Correcting Inaccuracies

At any time, you may log-in to your user account on This Site to see the Information that you have supplied and/or that we have collected.  You can request changes to this Information at any time by contacting us.

Redress

If you feel that we are not abiding by this Privacy Policy, you should contact us immediately via the Contact page.  We take your concerns seriously and will respond as quickly as possible.

Updates

Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time.  Notice of these updates will be included in our newsletter (which you may subscribe to by clicking here).  We will also change the Last Updated date at the top of this page.  We may also send notice of updates via Social Media platforms.