Information Collection, Use and Sharing
Your personally identifiable information (name, address, email, phone) is collected through standard business proceedings (orders, customer interaction) and marketing outreach (newsletter signup).
Non-personal information (IP address, browser data, etc.) is collected automatically by our website service, and is used solely for analytical purposes. We use Google Analytics to collect and process data, to improve the quality of our website and outreach.
We use an outside shipping company to ship orders, and a credit card processing company to bill users for goods and services. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes beyond filling your order. Unless you opt out, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about new wine on our shelves, products and/or services.
We reserve the right to disclose customer information as required by law.
No registration is required in order to browse and shop, though a user must create an account for the personalized aspects of the site, such as tracking one's personal cellar. Users are required to provide their name, email address, and a password of 5-16 characters in length. This information is necessary in order for us to contact users about services on our site for which they have expressed interest.
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time by logging in to your account.
We take precautions to protect your information.
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 at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of the web page.
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 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.
We use "cookies" on this site. 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, when we use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to log 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.