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PAWineTalk Privacy Policy

Last Revised Feburary 28, 2011


What information do we collect?

PAWineTalk collects information from you when you register on our site. When registering, you are required to enter your e-mail address which is retained. We also request but do not require your State and County of residence, and how you heard about the site. If provided, this information is retained. We record the IP address of the computer used when registering.

We collect information from you when you post in the Forum on our site. When you make a post, the IP address of the computer you are using is recorded.

You may, however, visit our site anonymously, by not registering and not posting in the Forum.


What do we use your information for?

Your e-mail address may be used in one of the following ways: If you provide your State and/or County of residence, they are used to understand how our users are geographically distributed.

If you provide the way in which you found the site, it is used to understand how users are finding us.

The IP addresses of the computers used when registering and posting in the Forum are recorded in an effort to detect and prevent spammers.


How do we protect your information?

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information.


Do we use cookies? (What is a cookie?)

Like many web sites, PAWineTalk uses cookies to enable advanced functionality.

When you visit our web site, any PAWineTalk cookies are sent to our server automatically. If you select the "Remember me" box when logging in, we use cookies to save your username for future visits. Other than your PAWineTalk username, no other personally identifiable information is stored in cookies we create.

If you don't want to receive cookies, most web browsers allow you to configure them to notify you when cookies are sent and to refuse cookies from certain (or all) web sites. You can also delete cookies from your browser.


Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not currently sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others' rights, property, or safety.


Third party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.


Your Consent

By using our web site, you consent to our privacy policy.


Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we make any changes to our privacy policy, we will update the Privacy Policy date and post a notice in the PAWineTalk Forum.