Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy discloses the privacy practices for WineFraud.com and various related services (together referred to as the “site”). Chai Consulting, LLC, the provider of the site (referred to as “us” or “we”), is committed to protecting your privacy online.

You acknowledge that this Privacy Policy is part of our Terms of Use, and by accessing or using our site, you agree to be bound by all of its terms and conditions. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not access or use this site.

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time. Such changes, modifications, additions or deletions shall be effective immediately upon notice thereof, which may be given by means including, but not limited to issuing an e-mail to the e-mail address listed by registered users and posting the revised Privacy Policy on this page. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to maintain a valid e-mail address as a registered user, review this site and this Policy periodically and to be aware of any modifications. Your continued use of the site after such modifications will constitute your: (a) acknowledgment of the modified Privacy Policy; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.

What information do we collect? We may collect the following information, when you register for a membership or access the site, in order to improve the quality of our content and to personalize the user’s experience: your first and last name, mailing address (including zip code), email address, employer, job title and department, telephone and facsimile numbers, other personal identifying information, Web site’s Uniform Resource Locator (“URL”) that you just came from, which URL you go to next, what browser you are using, and your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address. We do not collect any personally identifiable information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us and we do not collect information about users for sale to third parties. You authorize us to collect and retain all relevant information relating to your use of our content.

How is the information used? Your information will never be sold, rented or leased to a third party. We may use your information, including personal identifying information, for managing or protecting our content or our users, including enhancing the operation of our site, improving our marketing and promotional efforts, statistically analyzing site use, improving our service offerings, and customizing our site’s content, layout, and services. We may use personally identifying information to deliver information to you and to contact you regarding administrative notices. We may also use personally identifiable information to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems and enforce our agreements with you, including our site Terms of Use and this Private Policy.

We may disclose your information as required by any law, regulation or other governmental request. Occasionally we may be required by law enforcement or judicial authorities to provide personally identifiable information to the appropriate governmental authorities. We will disclose personally identifiable information upon receipt of a court order, subpoena, or to cooperate with a law enforcement investigation. We fully cooperate with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who use our services for illegal activities. We reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we in good faith believe to be unlawful.

If we license any third-party content to improve the appearance or functionality of our content, we may be required to share some information about our users with that licensor. We will encourage our service partners to adopt and post privacy policies. However, the use of your personally identifiable information by our service partners is governed by the privacy policies of those service partners, and is not subject to our control.

While we will make our best efforts to protect the privacy of our users, we have no duty or obligation to monitor or prevent the wrongful acts of third parties not under our control. For that reason, we do not recommend that you use our content or services to transmit confidential or proprietary information. Any such transmission shall be at your own risk, and neither we nor our affiliates or related companies will have any liability if the transmission results in the confidentiality of your information being compromised.

Payment Information. When paying fees or making other transactions related to our content or services, you may be asked to provide certain information, including credit card or other payment mechanisms. By submitting such information, you represent that you have the authority to use that payment method, and that all information you provide will be accurate and complete. You agree to pay any actual, consequential or incidental charges incurred by you and/or other users of your account when such charges are incurred. You are responsible for paying any applicable taxes. We are not responsible for any charges you or any user of your account incurs when making transactions in this manner. We will take reasonable measures to protect your privacy, and will only use your payment information for the purchase or licensing of content.

How is information protected?. We take certain appropriate security measures to help protect your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized persons will always be unable to defeat our security measures.

What are your choices regarding use of your information? We may, from time to time, send you e-mail regarding our services. In addition, if you indicated upon registration that you are interested in receiving offers or information from us and our partners, we may occasionally send you direct mail about products and services that we feel may be of interest to you. If you do not want to receive such mailings, simply tell us when you give us your personal information. Or, at any time you can easily edit your account information to no longer receive such offers and mailings.

When you use our site, we will store cookies on your computer in order to facilitate and customize your use of our site. A cookie is a small data text file, which a Web site stores on your computer’s hard drive (if your Web browser permits) that can later be retrieved to identify you to us. Our cookies store randomly assigned user identification numbers, the country where you are located, and your first name to welcome you back to our site. The cookies make your use of the site easier, make the site run more smoothly and help us to maintain a secure site. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject all cookies some parts of our site may not work properly in your case.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us by sending a letter to:

Chai Consulting, LLC

Attn: Privacy Compliance