Privacy Policy – Wine & Spirits Magazine

Who we are

Our website address is: https://wineandspiritsmagazine.com

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We will collect your email address for business purposes only if you have an existing account with us and/or have signed up to opt-in to receive our newsletters. Your email address will not be sold to anyone for monetary gain.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Cookies

Wine & Spirits magazine uses cookies online to enable you to access your account for website privileges. A cookie is a file that identifies you as a unique user. It stores personal preferences and user data. Visitors to wineandspiritsmagazine.com always have the option of disabling cookies via their browser preferences.

Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, note that some parts of the Wine & Spirits magazine’s website may not function properly if you refuse cookies.

Wine & Spirits policy does not extend to anything that is inherent in the operation of the Internet, and therefore beyond Wine & Spirits’ control, and is not to be applied in any manner contrary to applicable law or governmental regulation. We reserve the right at our discretion to make changes to this policy at any time. Please check this page periodically for changes.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Site Security

Wine & Spirits’ policy on our wholly controlled and operated Internet site is to respect and protect the privacy of our users. Wine & Spirits will never willfully disclose individually identifiable information about its customers to any third party without first receiving that customer’s permission. This policy statement tells you how we collect information from you and how we use it.

Wine & Spirits magazine shares information about our users with advertisers, business partners, sponsors and other third parties. However, in most cases, we talk about our users in aggregate, not as individuals. For example, we will say Wine & Spirits magazine’s audience is 46.5% percent females and 53.5% percent males. This data is used to customize Wine & Spirits’ content and advertising for our users.

If you would like us to remove your data from the databases we control you can contact us at any time and we will remove it. Individuals who would like to remove their data can reach our Data Protection Officer.