Banner Elk Winnery's policy is that it does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from subscribers under eighteen years of age. The Services or Sites are not directed or intended for children under eighteen years of age. If you are under eighteen years of age, you should not register to become a Subscriber or provide personally identifiable information on any of the Sites. If you are the parent or guardian of a subscriber under the age of eighteen whom you believe has disclosed personally identifiable information to Banner Elk Winnery, please contact Banner Elk Winnery at email so that we may delete and remove such subscriber's information from our systems.
Banner Elk Winnery collects information from you at several different points on the Sites or through use of the Services in various ways. For example, Banner Elk Winnery continually reviews its visitors' demographics, interests and pages viewed, and Banner Elk Winnery may require its subscribers and users to provide certain personal information if they wish to participate in various activities on the Sites (e.g., consummating transactions and entering into contests, drawings or surveys). However, Banner Elk Winnery can only collect your personally identifiable information if, and when, it is voluntarily offered. Whenever we collect personal information, we will make an effort to include a link to this Policy on that page.
Among the many Services which Banner Elk Winnery offers subscribers on the Sites, we provide message boards and chat rooms. Please be aware that any visitor may read your postings on a message board or in a chat room. Furthermore, any information which you may post to a message board or in a chat room, including your profile information, will be disclosed and available to all users of that message board or chat room, and is therefore no longer private. Banner Elk Winnery cannot guarantee the security of such information that you disclose or communicate online in public areas such as message boards and chat rooms, and you do so at your own risk. Banner Elk Winnery reserves the right to republish your postings from message boards or chat rooms elsewhere on the Web in any format.
Banner Elk Winnery uses certain technologies, such as "cookies", to personalize and improve your online experience.
Banner Elk Winnery, its parent, subsidiaries or affiliates, could merge with or be acquired by another business entity, or all or substantially all of their respective assets could be acquired. Should such a combination, acquisition or transaction occur, you should expect that Banner Elk Winnery will share some or all of your personally identifiable information with the acquiring or merged entity in order to continue serving you and others information, updates and offers concerning the Sites or Services.
As stated above, certain information or Services offered or provided through the Sites may, from time to time, be provided on or through other websites operated by or in conjunction with third party providers ("Partners"). These websites and the features thereon may have the same "look and feel" as Banner Elk Winnery's Sites and/or Services. Banner Elk Winnery terms these websites "co-branded sites", and often times a Partner's logo or name may appear on the website, or the Partner's name may appear in the URL. Although Banner Elk Winnery will continue to own any personally identifiable information collected about you from one of these co-branded sites, such information may be shared by Banner Elk Winnery with that Partner. However, a Partner will not rent, sell, or disclose any of your personally identifiable information to third parties unless you consent to such disclosures and use in advance (for example, you may be asked to opt-in on a particular co-branded site in order to receive information or offers from a Partner, its affiliates or agents).
Banner Elk Winnery places a priority on the security of personally identifiable information, and we undertake reasonable security measures that comply with federal regulations to protect the data that resides on our servers. Banner Elk Winnery also uses secure server software (SSL) to process all financial transactions which occur on the Sites. SSL encrypts all of your personal information transmitted over the Internet, including your credit card number, name and address. However, no security system is impenetrable. Banner Elk Winnery cannot warrant or guarantee the security of its servers, nor can it guarantee that information supplied by Subscribers or other users will not be intercepted while being transmitted to Banner Elk Winnery over the Internet.
If your personally identifiable information changes (such as your address, zip code), or if you no longer desire to use or access one of the Sites or Services, Banner Elk Winnery encourages you to correct, update or remove the personal information that you provided. This can be done at the "Login" page on each of the Sites. Keep in mind, however, that even if you delete your account from Banner Elk Winnery's records, there will be residual information that will remain within Banner Elk Winnery's databases, access logs, and other records, which may or may not contain personally identifiable information.
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This Policy was last changed on May 3, 2013. If Banner Elk Winnery makes changes to any of the terms or conditions of the Policy, the changes will be posted in this document so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information and to whom we will disclose it. We reserve the right to change, modify, add or remove portions of this Policy at any time, and any changes will become effective immediately upon being posted unless Banner Elk Winnery advises you otherwise. Your continued use of the Services and/or the Sites after this Policy has been amended shall be deemed to be your continued acceptance of the terms and conditions of the Policy, as amended. We encourage you to bookmark this web page and review this Policy regularly. Copyright © 2013, Banner Elk Winnery. All rights reserved.