“Personal Information”, refers to information, for example, being full name, address, telephone number, or email address, etc, which would allow a party to identify or contact a user.
“User”, refers to the customer utilizing the online services provided by WBC. This is done by creating a “User Account”.
Privacy is extremely important to the WBC team, by ensuring we gain, maintain and keep your trust as a valued user.
The following principles will explain how we intend to maintain this level of trust with your “personal Information”: Your information will not be rented, sold or distributed to third parties for the purpose of marketing, or any ventures related to unwanted publicity. Sensitive information provided by the user, will be secured with all industry standard protocols and technology. Any information that a user decides to post on their user page, is at the users’ risk. Degrading comments towards other users or cyber bullying will not be tolerated and promptly removed. The Privacy settings will allow, if needed, for a user to be more selective in who views their personal information that is posted.
Collecting “Personal Information”/How it is used?
Upon signing up as a member, or in some other instances on the WBC web-site, users will be asked to provide contact information. This can range from: email address, country of residence, birth date, postal code, full name, etc. This information becomes part of your constructed profile on WBC, which will be used for demographic data collection purposes, or general data analysis to assist with continually improving our product. If the need arises that credit card information is necessary, this information could be used to contact you during any course of the transaction. Credit card information is kept completely private utilizing safe payment methods, such as PayPal.
Personal information is also used when storing data on such things as products viewed, or popular utilization of certain areas of the website. This allows the WBC team to understand what’s working and what is not working, so as to ensure great customer service. Comments, customer reviews, information through other social media and Blogs, will contain a user name and may in certain circumstances contain personal information. By signing up for an account with WBC, the user will provide prior consent to the usage of the personal information when posting a comment, customer review, social media attachment/comment and Blog.
Personal Information gathered through user accounts may be shared when legally obligated to provide information to government officials, law enforcement, or third parties when required by law. WBC will be required to abide by an applicable law or comply with legal processes served on worldbeercollection.com. In addition to this, third parties can evade our security measures by unlawfully intercepting transmissions or private communications. In this case, WBC is not responsible if “Personal Information” happens to get obtained by these third parties.
Disclosing Personal Information
“Personal Information” can be disclosed for any of the following reasons:
Sharing with contractors and service providers to enhance the user ability of the website.
In the case there is need for Personal Information due to:
- criminal investigations (fraud, alleged illegal activity, etc). Thus, personal information can be shared with law enforcement, government officials, credit card issuers and any other entities that would need personal information to complete an investigation.
- Third parties that provide web analytics on the WBC site. When you sign up for worldbeercollection.com, the information will be shared amassed click data as necessary. These third parties are prohibited from using your personal information.
WBC.com follows industry standard measures to protect WBC users from the unauthorized access, unlawful interception, or processing of “Personal Information”. Data transmission over the internet is on some occasions not secure, while WBC does our best to safeguard your personal information; there are still certain worldwide web risks that WBC cannot guard against. However, your personal information will be placed in a highly secure area of our web-site that is only accessible to certain qualified employees of World Beer Collection.
The safety of our users’ personal information is vital to us. When delicate information is entered on our web-site (credit card/personal), the information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL).
If a user is interested in subscribing to WBC email communications, your name and email address will be used to send the communication. At any time a user can be removed from this list, in accordance with their privacy. See further, “Removing from email list”.
Worldbeercollection.com contains links to other websites such as: Twitter, Facebook, Linked In, Google +, etc. Directing yourself to these web-sites by clicking on these links takes the user to another website, which WBC has no control over. WBC is not responsible for any activity that occurs on other websites, or the personal information of our users once on another site. The user then is responsible for reading the policies of these websites.
Removing from email list
Upon registering with our website, your email information will be used to send internal communications from worldbeercollection.com. If at any time, a user changes their mind and wants to discontinue receiving internal emails; this can be done through contacting the WBC team and you will be removed from our distribution lists. Through changing your account settings, a user can opt-out of any communications; just go through your user settings.
WBC does not in any way endorse underage drinking. Our website is intended for persons of legal drinking age in their respective geographic region. We do not knowingly collect personal information from persons under the legal drinking age of their geographical region.
Internet Protocol Address
An Internet Protocol Address (IP) is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when using the internet. Like many other web-sites, WBC collects IP addresses from all visitors to the site. This allows us to diagnose issues with the server, administer the website, analyze trends, track users’ movements and gather broad demographic information for comprehensive use in order to improve the website, and deliver customized personal content.
World Beer Collection is located at Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada and Leuven, Belgium.
If you have any questions or concern regarding this policy, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Copyright 2012 World Beer Collection.
WBC is an interactive on-line social media beer experience. This site provides opportunities to mingle with beer drinkers throughout the world, while maintaining a beer list, blog, learning content, reading news and being introduced to a new on-line world community. The WBC team hopes that this site is an enjoyable beer experience. If you have any feedback regarding the site, please shoot us an email.