Vinquire collects information from our users at several different points on our web site. The following covers the types of information we collect:
Vinquire offers various services that do not require you to register for an account or provide any personal information. However, in order to provide our full range of services you are required to register for an account. When you sign up for a Vinquire account, we ask you for personal information (such as a username, email address, and account password). Vinquire is the sole owner of the information collected. We do not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this policy. For instances such as a wine review or forum post by a user, information may be published on the website, such as the user's nickname and/or their Vinquire activity history.
UPDATE (10/2007): With the introduction of public profiles Vinquire members now have the option to display/hide portions of their profile. By default, first names, last names, and email addresses are hidden from other users. These options can be changed on the My Profile page.
When you use various Vinquire services, our servers may automatically record information that your browser sends to our servers. These server logs may include information such as your web request, IP address, browser type, browser language, the date/time of your request, and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser. We use this information to administer the web site, analyze user trends, track users' movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. This information is not linked to any of our users' personally identifiable information.
This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that Vinquire is not responsible for the privacy practices of other such sites. These other sites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy policies of each web site that may collect personally identifiable information.
We may share aggregated demographic information with 3rd parties in the case they would like to know aggregate demographics of our audience. The information shared is not linked to any of our users' personally identifiable information.
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.
When you send email or other communication to Vinquire, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests, and improve our services. No piece of the communication will ever be published on our site or otherwise without the involved party's permission
This website takes every precaution to protect our users' information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and off-line.
We may disclose personal information if we are required to do so by law or we in good faith believe that such action is necessary to comply with the law or legal process, or to protect and defend our rights and property.