Information collection and use
Destination Cellars 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. Destination Cellars 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 Destination Cellars, Inc., follow the procedure outlined in the Choice/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 personal information you have submitted to Destination Cellars 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For users of the Community section of Destination Cellars, please see "Writing Reviews/Community" section below.
No registration is required in order to use this Web site, 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.
Destination Cellars 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 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.
A cookie is data stored on the end-user's hard drive with information that relates directly to the end-user's visit to our Web site. Any information placed in the cookie is accessible only to Destination Cellars, and will not be sold or shared with anyone else under any circumstances. We use a cookie to store a unique session identifier, which allows us to maintain shopping cart and state selections from one page request to the next, and maintain session information from one visit to the next. By setting a cookie on our site, the user would not have to log in more than once, thereby saving time while visiting our site. If a user rejects the cookie, they may still browse our site. However, the user experience will be greatly curtailed and only the California catalog will be available. In addition, the user will be unable to log in or make a purchase. Cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance users' experience and display products that relate directly to individual user preferences. Cookies are tied to personal information, but the information collected through cookies is never shared with third parties.
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. Destination Cellars 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 Destination Cellars, 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 Web site.
This Web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that Destination Cellars 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 Web 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 the best encryption software in the industry - SSL (Secure Socket Layers) provided by VeriSign, the premier encryption software company available today. On a secure page such as our order form, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers switches to locked, as opposed to unlocked mode, and back to open mode when you are just browsing.
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. 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. The servers with personally identifiable information are stored in a locked and secure environment.
If you have any questions about the security at our Web site, you can send an email to: email@example.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 customer data, including financial records and consumer information, collected on Destination Cellars may be transferred to the new company. You will be notified via email of any such change in ownership or control of your personal information.
Changes in this privacy statement
We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page.