Privacy Policy
Chelsea Wine Vault is committed to respecting and protecting your privacy as a visitor to our website at ChelseaWineVault.com.

This Privacy Policy describes the practices we use to safeguard your personal information that may be gathered and used as you visit our website.

If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, you are not authorized to use this site.

If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data please contact us at (212)462-4244 or info@chelseawinevault.com.

Website Visitors
Like most website operators, Chelsea Wine Vault collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Chelsea Wine Vault’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Chelsea Wine Vault’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Chelsea Wine Vault may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Chelsea Wine Vault also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving tags or product reviews. Chelsea Wine Vault only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the site where the tag or review was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Chelsea Wine Vault’s websites choose to interact with Chelsea Wine Vault in ways that require Chelsea Wine Vault to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Chelsea Wine Vault gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for an account at ChelseaWineVault.com to provide a name and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Chelsea Wine Vault– by purchasing wines or event tickets, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Chelsea Wine Vault collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Chelsea Wine Vault. Chelsea Wine Vault does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities like tagging or reviewing products.

Aggregated Statistics
Chelsea Wine Vault may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Chelsea Wine Vault may monitor the most popular wines purchased or viewed on the ChelseaWineVault.com site. Chelsea Wine Vault may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Chelsea Wine Vault does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Chelsea Wine Vault discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Chelsea Wine Vault’s behalf or to provide services available at Chelsea Wine Vault’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Chelsea Wine Vault’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Chelsea Wine Vault will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Chelsea Wine Vault discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Chelsea Wine Vault believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Chelsea Wine Vault, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of ChelseaWineVault.com and have supplied your email address, Chelsea Wine Vault may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Chelsea Wine Vault and our products. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Chelsea Wine Vault takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies
A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Chelsea Wine Vault uses cookies to help Chelsea Wine Vault identify and track visitors, their usage of Chelsea Wine Vault website, and their website access preferences. Chelsea Wine Vault visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Chelsea Wine Vault’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Chelsea Wine Vault’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers
If Chelsea Wine Vault, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Chelsea Wine Vault goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquiror of Chelsea Wine Vault may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Privacy Policy Changes
Although most changes are likely to be minor, Chelsea Wine Vault may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Chelsea Wine Vault’s sole discretion. Chelsea Wine Vault encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Change log:
First publication of this version: July 7, 2011

Thanks to http://automattic.com/privacy/ for providing the basis for this policy.