Information Collection and Use
VinsCru.com is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in any way that varies from what is disclosed in this statement. VinsCru.com collects information from our users at several different areas on our site. You may receive information regarding new features, services and special offers we think you'll find valuable. We may also share information with carefully selected business partners. These businesses may use the information we share to provide valuable opportunities and offers. If you'd like to opt out of future mailings from VinsCru.com, follow the procedure outlined below. When we present you with the opportunity to receive marketing opportunities from our business partners we will not automatically subscribe you for these promotions, rather we will provide you with the opportunity to opt-in to these third party marketing programs. You may also access the personal information you have submitted to VinsCru.com by selecting “Your Account” and editing the information as it exists in our system currently. You are also able to access your information in order to update or delete it by sending us an email at info@VinsCru.com. For users of the Community section of VinsCru.com, please see “Writing Reviews/Community” section below.
No registration is required in order to use this website, though a user must create an account prior to completing any purchase. Users are required to provide their name, date of birth, email address, zip code, 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. It is optional for the user to provide a phone number, but we encourage you to do so in order to have an alternate means of contact regarding an order.
Tell A Friend
If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about our site, we will ask you for your friend’s name and email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the site. VinsCru.com does not store this information. Your friend may contact us at info@VinsCru.com to request that we remove this information from our database.
If you choose to write a review or post a profile on this website, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums. Members may create a Community profile which allows you to create, publish and share your wine reviews in a social setting. Here, members can post their photo and bios along with their reviews. Members may access their Community account to update or delete their personal information and change their privacy settings. To do this simply log into the My Account section and edit your profile.
VinsCru.com order forms request data from users including: contact information such as name and shipping address; financial information such as credit card number, expiration date, billing address, and billing phone number. This information is used for billing purposes to verify that the customer is of legal age, and to fulfill customers' orders. If we encounter difficulty when processing an order, this contact information is used to contact the user. This information is harvested from a secure area and encrypted for our customers' protection. It is not sold or shared with anyone else under any circumstances.
We collect contact information, such as name, shipping address and phone number, for gift recipients to ensure correct gift delivery. We do not sell, share or rent any contact information for gift recipients with third parties. We do not sell or rent any personally identifiable information that you provide to us regarding gift recipients, but they may receive offers from us highlighting new features, new products and services and special offers we think they will find of interest. Also we may send marketing offers to gift recipients on behalf of ourselves and our business partners. In connection with such offers, we allow gift recipients to opt out of receiving future marketing-related mailings from us.
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track users' movement and gather demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable sites.
We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in any way that varies from what is disclosed in this statement. VinsCru.com will share aggregated demographic information with its partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person. 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. We value your privacy at VinsCru.com, and will never release any account information to anyone outside of the necessary core groups that help our business function unless our customers give us the authority to do so.
We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our website.
This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that VinsCru.com is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website.
Surveys & Contests
Our site requests information from users via surveys and contests. Participation in surveys and contests is voluntary and the user can choose to disclose information or not. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code and age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. This information may be used for marketing opportunities by VinsCru.com if authorized by the registrant, and will also be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.
When our order form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number and/or social security number), that information is encrypted with - SSL (Secure Socket Layers). We also do everything in our power to protect user data offline. All sensitive information is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, a Customer Care representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information, and are required to lock their station when they leave their station.
All employees are kept up to date on our security and privacy practices. Every quarter and whenever new policies are implemented, our employees are reminded about the importance of keeping customer data secure and safe at all times. If you have any questions about the security at our website, you can send an email to: info@VinsCru.com.
Sale of Our Company
As a natural consequence of the development of our company, we could be sold to another company. In the event that another company acquires us or a significant portion of our assets are sold to another company, all customer data including financial records and consumer information collected on VinsCru.com may be transferred to the new company. You will be notified via of any such change in ownership or control of your personal information.
Changes in this Privacy Statement
The Privacy Notice posted on this site was updated on October 21, 2009.