Information Collection And Use

ExploringWineRegions.com is owned and operated by the International Exploration Society (also referred to herein as: we, our, and us) with principal address at Box 93613, Pasadena, CA 91109-3613. The International Exploration Society is the sole owner of the information collected on this website. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in any way that varies from what is disclosed in this statement. We collect information from our users at several different areas on our website.

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 would like to opt out of future mailings from us, follow the procedure outlined in the opt-out section 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 information you have submitted to International Exploration Society 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 to privacy@exploringwineregions.com. For users of the community section of ExploringWineRegions.com, please see “Writing Reviews/Community” section below.

We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

Registration
No registration is required in order to use this website, though you must create an account prior to completing any purchase. You are required to provide your 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 you about services on our website for which you have expressed interest. It is optional for you 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 website, we will ask you for your friend’s name and email address. We will automatically send your friend an email inviting him or her to visit the website, and we store this information. Your friend may contact us to request that we remove this information from our database.

Writing Reviews/Community
If you choose to respond to our blogs, 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. To request removal of your personally identifiable information from our blog or community forum, contact us at Privacy@ExploringWineRegions.com. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personally identifiable information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why. Alternatively, if you used a third party application to post such information, you can remove it, by either logging into the said application and removing the information or by contacting the appropriate third party application. You may create a profile, which allows you to create, publish and share your reviews in a social setting. You may access your account to update or delete your personally identifiable information and change your privacy settings. To do this simply log into your account and edit your profile.

Ordering
Our 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 fill customer orders. If we encounter difficulty when processing an order, this contact information is used to contact you. 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.

Gift Recipients
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.

Tracking Technologies
Technologies such as: cookies, beacons, tags and scripts are used by us and our marketing partners, affiliates, or analytics or service providers. These technologies are used in analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies on an individual as well as aggregated basis. We use cookies for our shopping cart, to remember users’ settings and for authentication. Users can control the use of cookies at the individual browser level. If you reject cookies, you may still use our site, but your ability to use some features or areas of our site may be limited.

Behavioral Advertising
We partner with a third party to either display advertising on our website or to manage our advertising on other sites. Our third party partner may use technologies such as cookies to gather information about your activities on this site and other sites in order to provide you advertising based upon your browsing activities and interests. If you wish to not have this information used for the purpose of serving you interest-based ads, you may opt-out. Please note this does not opt you out of being served ads. You will continue to receive generic ads.

Log Files
As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information may include Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data. We do not link this automatically collected data to other information we collect about you, or we may combine this automatically collected log information with other information we collect about you. We do this to improve services we offer you, to improve marketing, analytics, or site functionality.

Sharing
We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in any way that varies from what is disclosed in this statement. We will share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personally identifiable information that can identify any individual person. We may also share your physical address with carefully selected business partners. These businesses may use the information we share to mail you valuable opportunities and offers. You can opt out of future postal mailings from our business partners by sending an email to Privacy@ExploringWineRegions.com. 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 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.

Legal Disclaimer
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 or bankruptcy proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our website, and when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request and to any other third party.

Links
This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our website to read the privacy statements of each website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website.

Social Medial Widgets
Our website includes social media features, such as the Facebook Like button, and widgets, such as the Share this button or interactive mini-programs that run on our site. These features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our website, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our website. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

Single Sign On
You can log in to our website using sign-in services such as Facebook Connect or an Open ID provider. These services will authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share certain personal information with us such as your name and email address to pre-populate our sign up form. Services like Facebook Connect give you the option to post information about your activities on this website to your profile page to share with others within your network.

Public Profile
The profile you create on our site will be publically accessible unless otherwise indicated. You may change the privacy settings of your profile through your account portal.

Emails
If a user wishes to subscribe to our emails we ask for contact information such as name and email address. We may use your personally identifiable information for purposes other than sending you promotional materials. For example, we may use your information to complete transactions requested by you, or to send you administrative communications about any account you may have with us. You may also unsubscribe from promotional emails by emailing us at Privacy@ExploringWineRegions.com.

Surveys & Contests
Our website requests information from users via surveys and contests. Participation in surveys and contests is voluntary and you 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). This information may be used for marketing opportunities by us and will also be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this website.

Security
When our order form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number and/or social security number), that information is encrypted. We also do everything in our power to protect user data offline. All sensitive information is restricted in our offices. Only people who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information. If you have any questions about the security at our website, you can send an email to Privacy@ExploringWineRegions.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 is sold to another company, all user data including financial records and consumer information collected by us may be transferred to the new company.

Changes In Pricacy Statement
We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time without notice, so please review it frequently. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, and update the posting date at the bottom of this notice.

Contacting Us
International Exploration Society
Box 93613, Pasadena, CA 91109-3613
Privacy@ExploringWineRegions.com

The Privacy Notice posted on this website was updated on: October 20, 2015.