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We receive, collect and store any information you enter on our website or provide us in any other way. In addition, we collect the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; login; e-mail address; password; computer and connection information and purchase history. We may use software tools to measure and collect session information, including page response times, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information, and methods used to browse away from the page. We also collect personally identifiable information (including name, email, password, communications), comments, feedback, product reviews, recommendations, and personal profile.
Whiskey and Writing/Victoria M. Patton/ values privacy. To help maintain your privacy and the security of your personal information this Site has implemented GDPR compliance efforts with respect to our customers in the EU.
Before disclosing information to us, please familiarize yourself with our privacy practices so you can understand how your information may be used by Whiskey and Writing/Victoria M. Patton.
OUR COLLECTION AND USE OF INFORMATION:
This Site may collect information in a number of ways from users who access our Sites or services. We collect personal and non-personal information in various ways. You may provide your information to us to receive a product, service, or communication from us; we may request your information to better serve you, or we may require your information in order to be able complete a transaction (e.g. a purchase) or provide access (e.g. to a paid service).
A. Collection of Personal Information
Personal information (or “Personally Identifiable Information” or “PII”) is information and data that can be used to specifically identify or contact a single person.
You may be asked to provide your personal information when you contact Whiskey and Writing or Victoria M. Patton for any reason. This site may collect and use your information to improve our products, services, content, communications, and/or advertising, or to provide improved user experiences for you.
Examples of some types of personal information this site may collect and how we may use it include the following:
When you register, or login to use leave a comment on a post, or ask a question, view videos, or provide feedback on a software product, or participate in a promotion, contest or online survey, or respond to an advertisement, we may collect a variety of information, including your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, contact preferences, and/or social media credentials. This site does not collect credit card numbers. This Site does not sell directly from Whiskey and Writing/Victoria M. Patton.
How we use your personal information
Optional Communications: The personal information we collect allows us to provide you with the latest product announcements, helpful tips and information, special offers, and upcoming events. If you don’t want to receive these communications, or do not wish to be on our mailing list, you can opt out of receiving them. Each communication will provide opt-out directions, and you can also opt-out.
If you enter into a promotion such as a contest, a giveaway, a one-time or special offer, or similar promotion, we may use the information you provide to administer those programs.
CONSENT: Whiskey and Writing/Victoria M. Patton will continue to respect and value privacy in the age of GDPR regulations. To the extent commercially practicable, and in accordance with legal or regulatory requirements we obtain your clear, informed consent before collecting your personal data.
B. Collection of Non-Personal Information
How we collect and use your non-personal information
We may collect, use, transfer, and disclose non-personal information for any purpose.
The following are some examples of non-personal information that we collect and how we may use it:
We may collect non-personal information (e.g. demographic information) regarding our customers collectively including information such as age, gender, occupation, preferred language, zip code, area code, geographic location, or the time zone from which customers access the Sites, products, or services. Such non-personal information is used so that we can better understand who our customers are, and their behavior generally with regards the Sites, and to improve our software, products, services, communications, support, help, user experiences, and advertising for our customers.
We also may collect non-personal information regarding customer activities on the Sites or use of the products and services. This information is aggregated and used to help us provide more useful information to our customers and to understand which parts of the Sites, products, and services are of most interest or which can be improved. Non-personal support or help request data may be used to improve our software or the Sites, communications, and user interfaces, or to allow us to provide additional product or service offerings to our present or future customers.
We may collect non-personal information regarding the digital footprints of our customers with respect to accessing the Sites, or any related software, products, or services including mobile and non-mobile access, specific types of devices being used, unique device IDs, type of browser(s) being used, networks that our customers use, and other non-personal information. This information may be used to improve the Sites, software, products, or services including but not limited to their performance, functionality, design, or responsiveness.
C. Cookies and Other Technologies
Whiskey and Writing/Victoria M. Patton also uses specific technologies in connection with certain communications such as emails that may be used to track actions by recipients. For example, these communications may include one or more clickable text or graphics that include URLs that link to content on the Sites. However, these URLs, may pass through a web server that tracks the click before arriving at the linked content on the Sites. The tracked data can help this Site determine the effectiveness of our communications to users and customers, or to gauge interest in specific topics. If you prefer not to have your responses to such communications tracked in this manner, do not click links in the email messages. Such communications may also include pixel tags that can tell us whether e.g. an email has been opened. We may use this information to throttle the number of messages sent to users or customers or to remove people who do not read or interact with our communications from one or more lists.
Cookies and other technologies can generally be controlled on your devices. If you want to disable cookies and you should review your privacy or security settings. Please note that certain features of the Sites or related software, products, or services may not be available if you have cookies disabled on your device. We will typically try to warn you that a page or feature you are trying to reach will not function without cookies enabled. If you have your cookies on your device or browser disabled and are having difficulties you may wish to enable them to see if the problem is resolved.
Whiskey and Writing/Victoria M. Patton does not control any third party’s use of such cookies and we expressly disclaim responsibility for information collected by or through them.
D. Log Files
As part of standard protocols, Wix servers automatically gather certain information and store it in log files. This information may include date/time stamp of access, Internet Protocol (IP) address(es), device type, operating system, browser, and version, language, log-in details, Internet Service Provider (ISP), referring page, exit page, and other data.
These log files are useful for a number of purposes including helping Wix to maintain security, measure relative usage, understand and analyze trends regarding users, server access, load, or server problems, more effectively and efficiently administer the Sites, as well as related software, products, services, or communications, and gather non-personal demographic information about our users.
E. Social Media
Whiskey and Writing/Victoria M. Patton Sites may collect certain information from you if you interact with us via social media such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest, Snapchat, Instagram, and other such services. For example, you may be given the option to register for the Wix community in order to leave comments on blogs posts, via your social media account. The information we receive or collect from such social media, and our ability to collect it, may depend on the social media site, its policies, and its requirements or its technology. We may collect the information you provide from these social media interactions and may use it for various purposes to improve our services or your experience or to contact you regarding the reason you connected with us or with additional offers in the future. Of course, you have the opportunity to opt-out at any time provided we do not require a means of contacting you to fulfill your request.
DISCLOSURE TO THIRD PARTIES
At times this Site and Wix may make certain personal information available to strategic partners that work with us to provide software, products, and services, or that help us service our customers. Personal information will only be shared by this site or Wix to provide or improve the Sites products, services, and advertising.
A. Service Providers
To provide its various products or services, this Site works with third-party providers, who may be located wherever Wix operates, or in any other location. Such companies provide services to this Site. Examples may include information processing, emailing services, server hosting, transaction processing, and banking services, video hosting, product/service delivery, communications, managing and enhancing customer data, providing technical support and/or customer service, and conducting customer research or satisfaction surveys. At any given time, this Site may work with one or more such provider. We will only provide personal information to these companies where required for them to provide their services, or to improve our products or services for our customers. These companies are contractually obligated to protect your information.
This Site will not share PII with third parties for their marketing purposes. In some cases, this Site may be required by legal process to disclose your personal information. Such disclosure may be compelled by applicable law, regulation, judicial order, and/or lawful requests from local authorities. We may also disclose information about you if we determine, in our sole discretion, that disclosure is necessary or appropriate to ensure the safety of any individual(s), or for purposes of national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance.
PERSONAL INFORMATION PROTECTION
This Site uses commercially reasonable security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. This Site, Wix, and its third-party providers use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption on all web pages where personal information, including financial information, is transmitted.
You are solely responsible for any personal information you choose to submit on non-secure sites including but not limited any discussion forums or public comment threads on the Sites, or any social media sites, groups, or threads related to the Sites or the related software, products, or services.
ACCESS TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
You can request access to any personal information we have for you. We will make a good faith effort to provide you with access to reasonably accessible information. You can request that we correct the data if it is inaccurate or delete your personal data. This Site will comply with such requests if they are reasonable and we will delete your data if this Site is not required to retain it by law, and does not require it for legitimate business purposes. Requests for access, correction, or deletion can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The RIGHT to KNOW and the RIGHT to BE FORGOTTEN:
The GDPR gives you these rights. This Site will make every reasonable effort to delete your information and ‘forget’ you.
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LAST UPDATED: Sept 24, 2019.
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