Last Updated: May 01, 2006
Your privacy is our top concern. We work hard to earn and keep your trust, so we adhere to the following principles to protect your privacy:
Winefile respects your privacy.
We make our best efforts to keep your information secure and safe, and welcome any knowledge and assistance on how to do that even better. Should you discover or otherwise have knowledge of a security vulnerability in our system, please let us know first
and we shall endeavor to fix it immediately.
If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, please contact us
In order to become a member of Winefile, you must first create an account on this web site. To create an account you are required to choose a username and a password.
Once a member, you may provide additional information. Providing additional information beyond what is required at registration is entirely optional, but enables you to better make use of the Winefile system.Cookies & Log Files
One type of cookie, known as a "persistent" cookie, is set once you've logged in to your Winefile account. The next time you visit the Winefile web site, the persistent cookie will allow us to recognize you as an existing member so you will not need to sign in before using the service.
Due to the communications standards on the Internet, when you visit the Winefile web site we automatically receive the URL of the site from which you came and the site to which you are going when you leave Winefile. We also receive the Internet protocol (IP) address of your computer (or the proxy server you use to access the World Wide Web), your computer operating system and type of web browser you are using, as well as the name of your ISP. This information is used to analyze overall trends to help us improve the Winefile service.
Children are not eligible to use our service and we ask that minors do not submit any personal information to us or use the service.
Winefile is an online service dedicated to helping keep people share information with one another. In addition, Winefile collects certain types of information in order to operate and improve our service to you and other members.
Winefile will communicate with you through email and notices posted on this website. These include welcome emails and notices of new features. Please be aware that you will always receive certain emails from Winefile related to the proper functioning of your account.
Information you provide at registration or in your Profile section is also used to customize your experience on the web site.
Information SharingSharing Information With Third Parties
Winefile takes the privacy of our users very seriously. We will never sell, rent, share, transfer or otherwise provide your personally identifiable information to any third parties without your explicit opt-in consent. We will only share your information with third parties to carry out your instructions and to provide specific services. For instance, we may in the future use a credit card processing company to bill members for subscription fees for enhanced versions of the service. These third parties do not retain, share, or store any personally identifiable information except to provide these services and are bound by strict confidentiality agreements which limit their use of such information.
It is possible that we may need to disclose personal information when required by law. We will disclose such information wherein we have a good-faith belief that it is necessary to comply with a court order, ongoing judicial proceeding, or other legal process served on our company or to exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.
Accessing and Changing Your Account Information
You can review the personal information you provided us and make any desired changes to the information, or to the settings for your Winefile account, at any time by logging in to your account on the Winefile website and editing the information on your Profile page. You can also close your account through the Winefile website.
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