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Privacy Policy

Welcome, and thank you for your interest in Global Wine Concepts, Inc., DBA JT Wines ("GWC"), and our web site located at www.JTWines.com (the “GWC Site”), along with any other web sites, networks or services owned or operated by GWC (the "GWC Service").

This Privacy Policy describes what information we gather from you, how we use that information, and what we do to protect it.  By using the GWC Service, you expressly consent to the information handling practices described in this policy. 
This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and is subject to the GWC Terms of Use.  Your use of the GWC Service and any personal information you provide on the GWC Service are subject to the terms of this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use.

The Information GWC Collects

  • User-provided Information:  You may provide to GWC what is generally called “personally identifiable” information (such as your name, email address, postal mailing address, home/mobile telephone number, credit card number and billing information) when using the GWC Service, such as when you use the GWC Service to send us inquiries or contact us for other purposes, or when you use our Client Access Portal to submit materials to GWC.

  • “Cookies” Information:  When you use the GWC Service, we may send one or more cookies – small text files containing a string of alphanumeric characters – to your computer.  GWC may use both session cookies and persistent cookies.  A session cookie disappears after you close your browser.  A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser and may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the GWC Service.  Persistent cookies can be removed.  Please review your web browser “Help” file to learn the proper way to modify your cookie settings. Please note that if you delete, or choose not to accept cookies from the GWC Service, you may not be able to utilize the features of the GWC Service to their fullest potential.

  • “Automatically Collected” Information:  When you use GWC Service or open one of our HTML emails, we may automatically record certain information from your web browser by using different types of technology, including “clear gifs” or “web beacons.”  This “automatically collected” information may include Internet Protocol address (“IP Address”) or other device address or ID, web browser and/or device type, the web pages or sites that you visit just before or just after the GWC Service, the pages you view on the GWC Service, and the dates and times that you visit the GWC Service.
  • Information from Other Sources: We may also obtain information, including personally identifiable information, from third parties and sources other than the GWC Service. If we combine or associate information from other sources with personally identifiable information that we collect through the GWC Service, we will treat the combined information as personally identifiable information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

The Way GWC Uses Information:

  • GWC uses the information you provide or that we collect to operate, maintain, enhance, and provide all of the features and services found on the GWC Service.  We will use your email address, without further consent, for administrative purposes, for customer service purposes, to address intellectual property infringement, rights of privacy, or defamation issues, or to contact you regarding the GWC Service , including regarding any content that you have posted to the GWC Service.
  • GWC uses all of the information that we collect to understand and analyze the usage trends and preferences of our Users, to improve the way the GWC Service works and looks, and to create new features and functionality.
  • GWC may use “automatically collected” information and “cookies” information to:  (a) personalize our services, such as remembering your information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the GWC Service; (b) provide customized third-party advertisements, content, and information; (c) monitor and analyze the effectiveness of GWC and third-party marketing activities; (d) monitor aggregate site usage metrics such as total number of visitors and pages viewed; and (e) track your entries, submissions, and status in any promotions or other activities.
  • GWC may use your email address or other personally identifiable information to send promotional messages as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-out.

When GWC Discloses Information:

  • Except as described in this Policy, we do not share personally identifiable information with third parties without your consent. Please be aware, however, that any personal or personally identifiable information that you voluntarily choose to display on the GWC Service – such as in any content that you submit or postbecomes publicly available and may be collected and used by others without restriction.
  • GWC discloses automatically collected and other aggregate non-personally-identifiable information with interested third parties to assist such parties in understanding the usage, viewing, and demographic patterns for certain programs, content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality on the GWC Service.
  • GWC works with third party service providers to provide website hosting and maintenance as well as other services for us.  In the course of performing services for GWC, these service providers may have access to or process your personally identifiable information.  Generally, these disclosures are made under terms comparable to this policy, and the recipients are limited to using the information the purpose for which it was shared.
  • GWC may also disclose User information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws (such as U.S. Copyright law), respond to a court order, judicial or other government subpoena, or warrant, or to otherwise cooperate with law enforcement activity.
  • GWC also reserves the right to disclose User information that we believe, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to take precautions against liability; protect GWC and others from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses or activity; to investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations; to assist government enforcement agencies; to protect the security or integrity of the GWC Service; or to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of GWC, our Users, or others.

Your Choices:
You may, of course, decline to share certain personally-identifiable information with GWC, in which case GWC will not be able to provide to you some of the features and functionality found on the GWC Service.  You may update, correct, or delete your profile information and preferences at any time by emailing privacy@JTWines.com. Please note that while your changes may be reflected promptly in active user databases, we may retain all information you submit for a variety of purposes, including backups and archiving, prevention of fraud and abuse, and analytics.

Third-Party Services:

The GWC Service may contain links to Web sites and services provided by third parties.  Any Personal Information you provide on third-party sites or services is provided directly to that third party and is subject to that third party’s policies governing privacy and security.  We are not responsible for the content or privacy and security practices and policies of third-party sites or services to which links are displayed on the GWC Service. We encourage you to learn about third parties’ privacy and security policies before providing them with personally identifiable information.

Our Commitment to Children’s Privacy:
Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important.  For that reason, GWC does not knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information on the GWC Service from persons under 13 years-of-age, and the GWC Service provided solely for use by persons who are 21 year of age or older.  If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use or access Site at any time or in any manner.  If GWC learns that personally-identifiable information of persons less than 13-years-of-age has been collected on the WC Service without verifiable parental consent, then we will take the appropriate steps to delete this information.  If you are a parent or guardian and discover that your child under the age of 13 has posted or submitted personal information to the GWC Site, please alert GWC at privacy@JTWines.com and request that GWC delete that child’s personal information from its systems. 

Our Commitment to Data Security:      
GWC uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information.  We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to GWC, and you do so at your own risk.  Once we receive your transmission of information, GWC makes commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems.  However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.
If GWC learns of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. GWC may post a notice through the GWC Service if a security breach occurs.  Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing.  To receive a free written notice of a security breach you should notify us at privacy@JTWines.com.

International Visitors:
The GWC Service is hosted in the United States and is intended solely for visitors located within the United States.  If you nonetheless choose to use the GWC Service from the European Union or other regions of the world with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, then please note that you are transferring your personally identifiable information outside of those regions to the United States and by providing your personally identifiable information on the GWC Service you consent to that transfer.

In the Event of Merger or Sale:
While we are not in the business of selling personal information, in the event that all or a portion of GWC or its assets is acquired by or merged with a third-party entity, we reserve the right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign the information that we have collected from Users, including personally identifiable information,in connection with such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control.

Changes and Updates to this Privacy Policy:
Please revisit this page periodically to stay aware of any changes, as this Privacy Policy may be revised periodically, pursuant to our modifications policy in Section 4.a) of the GWC Terms of Use.  In general, we only use your personal information in the manner described in the Privacy Policy in effect when we received that personal information.

GWC Contact Information:

Please contact GWC with any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, your personal information, our third-party disclosure practices, or your consent choices by email:  privacy@JTWines.com.

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