Intended User-base: Who the Services are for?
Use of the Website, including the information, products and services offered on the Website, is provided for anyone within the United States and who has reached the age of 21 years old. The Website is not intended for use by any person under the age of 21. If you are under 21, you may not submit any information, registrations or otherwise provide us with any of your personal details. CFWC will not knowingly collect any personal information from any person under 21 years of age.
Data Collection: What Information is Collected About Visitors?
The information that we collect about you while you are using the Website falls into two general categories, as described below. The information we collect may be collected directly by us, or it may be collected by a third-party website hosting provider, or another third-party service provider, such as a credit card processing company, on our behalf. Transactions, data submissions and other activities that occur on such third party websites are governed by the terms and conditions and privacy policies of such third party providers.
- Information You Provide to Us.
We may collect and store information, including personally-identifiable information (such as your name, postal address, phone number or e-mail address), or other information, that you voluntarily supply to us either while on the Web Site or in responding via e-mail in connection with a feature provided as part of or service. Some examples of this type of information include information that you electronically submit when you contact us with questions, information that you post on blogs, discussion forums or other community posting and social networking areas on our Website, information that you electronically submit when you complete an online registration form to access and use certain features of the Website, and information contained in search requests or questions that you submit to the us. We also may ask for information (including a credit card number and other financial information) from those users who make purchases or have payment transactions as part of the services that we provide. If you decline to supply or provide us with certain information while using the Website , you may not be able to use or participate in some or all of the features offered in connection with therewith.
2. Information that is automatically collected.
We also collect and store non-personally identifiable information that is generated automatically as you navigate through the Website. For example, we may collect information about your connection to the Internet, which allows us to, among other things, improve the delivery of our web pages to you and to measure traffic on the Website. We also may use a standard feature found in browser software called a “cookie” to enhance your experience in connection with your use of the Website. Cookies are small files that your web browser places on your hard drive for record-keeping purposes. Cookies allow us to track how and when you use the Website, help us deliver advertisements, identify how many unique users visit us, and track user trends and patterns. They also prevent you from having to re-enter your preferences on certain areas of the Website where you have entered preference information before. We may also use web beacons (single-pixel graphic files also known as “transparent GIFs”) in connection with the Website, or in emails we send to you. We use the web beacons to access cookies, count users who visit the Website or open or interact with our HTML-formatted e-mail messages and to evaluate campaign effectiveness. If you want to limit the non-personally identifiable information that is automatically collected while you use our Website, most Web browsers allow you to disable cookies. If you choose to disable cookies, you may not be able to use or participate in some or all of the features offered through the Website.
Data Usage: How is my Information Used?
We use the information we collect from you while you are using the Service in a variety of ways, including, for example, to process your registration request, provide you with services and communications that you have requested, customize features and advertising that appear on the Website, deliver content to you, measure Website traffic, measure user interests and traffic patterns, and improve our services and features offered via the Website. We may share information we collect while you are using the Website with our affiliates and with trusted third-party service providers who assist us in providing services. We take reasonable steps to help protect your information against loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure. WE, HOWEVER, EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO OFFERING ANY DEFINITIVE PROMISE OF SECURITY IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR INFORMATION.
Please be aware that we may occasionally release information about visitors if required to do so by law or if, in our business judgment, such disclosure is reasonably necessary: (a) to comply with legal process; (b) to enforce our Terms of Service; or (c) to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of our Website, us, our affiliates, our officers, directors, employees, representatives, our licensors, other users, and/or the public.
Please also note that as our business grows, we may buy or sell various assets. In the unlikely event that we sell some or all of our assets, or our Website is acquired by another company, information about the users of our Website may be among the transferred assets.
Contact: How can I contact CFWC about my questions related to this policy?
You can contact us about this privacy statement by writing to us or sending an email to us using the information below:
Cincinnati Food and Wine Classic, LLC
Attn: Legal Department,
18 W. Seventh Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202