Thank you for visiting our websites. This site (the “Site”) is operated by American Pioneer Wine Growers (“APWG”) and affiliated entities (collectively, “we”, “us”, “our” and/or similar references). BY ACCESSING OR USING THIS SITE, YOU INDICATE YOUR UNCONDITIONAL ACCEPTANCE OF OUR PRIVACY AND SECURITY POLICY (THE “PRIVACY AND SECURITY POLICY”). WE RESERVE THE RIGHT, IN OUR SOLE DISCRETION, TO UPDATE OR REVISE THIS PRIVACY AND SECURITY POLICY. YOUR CONTINUED USE OF THE SITE FOLLOWING THE POSTING OF ANY CHANGES TO THE PRIVACY AND SECURITY POLICY CONSTITUTES ACCEPTANCE OF THOSE CHANGES.
We respect and protect your privacy. The purpose of this Privacy and Security Policy is to fully share with you how we handle information about you.
What information do we collect, and how is it used?
Non-Personally Identifiable Information.
Personal Information Given When Ordering.
If you purchase an item online from us, you provide us with the following information:
We use this information as follows:
Personal Information Given When Joining a Wine or Other Club.
If you join one of our clubs, you provide us with your name, billing and shipping address, phone numbers, email address and credit card information. The information is used to ship you orders and provide you with club information. Please see the FAQ section for your club for additional information on the club in which you are a member or are considering joining.
Personal Information Given When Joining One of Our Mailing Lists.
If you join one of our mailing lists, you may provide us with your name, email address and state of residence. The information is utilized so that we may inform you of our special offers and events.
With whom do we share information?
We may also transfer personally identifiable information as part of 1) a corporate transaction involving us or one or more of our affiliates; 2) compliance with a subpoena or other similar order or regulation (as determined in our sole discretion); 3) open forums, chat room or bulletin boards on our Site; 4) protecting others or ourselves; and 5) preventing fraud and minimizing credit risk.
In the future, we may ask you if you would like to participate in programs with third parties. We would, of course, ask for your permission.
You may opt-out of the use of your information for tailored advertising purposes. To learn more about the use of this information or to choose not to have this information used by our third-party advertising partner by opting out, please visit the Network Advertising Initiative by clicking here. If you delete your Cookies, use a different browser, or buy a new computer, you will need to renew your opt-out choice. Alternately, we also provide you with the option of opting out of sharing certain information with our third-party advertising partner when placing an order.
How do we keep your information private and your credit card secure?
Our online store uses encryption technology to keep your personal information safe. All your ordering information — including your name, address, and credit card number — is encrypted using a secure server for security. Your credit card and billing information cannot be read as it travels to our ordering system. The Site encrypts your credit card number and other personal information using secure socket layer (SSL) technology to provide for the secure transmission of the information from your computer to our servers. In addition, only those employees and third parties who need access to your information in order to perform their duties are allowed such access.
Credit card storage and transactions are handled by a PCI DSS compliant third party, which receives the credit card number and other personal identifying information only to verify the credit card numbers and process transactions. If you feel more comfortable doing so, you are welcome to call in your credit card information and complete your purchase by phone at (877) 329-3266.
Please note that we are committed to protecting the information we receive from you. We follow reasonable technical and management practices to help protect the confidentiality, security and integrity of data stored on our system. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Site. While no computer system is completely secure, we believe the measures we have implemented reduce the likelihood of security problems to a level appropriate to the type of data involved.
Your California Privacy Rights. California Civil Code Section § 1798.83 permits users of our Site that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or write us at: Attn: Legal Department, 22281 Chianti Rd., Geyserville, CA 95441.
How do I change personally identifiable information about myself?
If at any time you would like to change your online store account information or be removed from our mailing list, please contact us at email@example.com or (877) 329-3266.
If you want to change information about you in one of our clubs or suspend or discontinue your membership in one of our clubs, please see the club FAQs for more information.
How do we protect people under 21 years of age?
We seek to restrict people under 21 years of age (minors) from using the alcohol related portions of our Sites. We have inserted an age limit gate at the entrance to the alcohol related portions of our Sites. We do not knowingly collect any personal information from minors. All our shipments that contain alcoholic beverages are sent with an “Adult Signature Required" sticker on them. The common carrier that delivers our merchandise is required to ask and check for identification upon delivery.
By using this Site, you consent to the collection and use of your information by us as described in this policy. We fully cooperate with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who use our services for illegal activities. We reserve the right to release information about users who we believe are in violation of our content guidelines. We also reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we reasonably believe to be unlawful.
We welcome comments and questions. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The date of this Privacy and Security Policy is February 14, 2013. We may update this policy from time to time. Please check this page periodically for changes. By using this Site, you signify your agreement to this Privacy and Security Policy.