Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy covers the information collected from or about you and your activities when you use information and services provided by Drinkoftheweek, including accessing content, the ability to submit articles, recipes and comments and shopping opportunities (collectively, the “Service”). It also provides information about our relationships with certain third parties that provide services in connection with the Services. If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, please let us know by emailing us at [email address].

The terms “Drinkoftheweek”, “DOTW”,  “us” or “we” refer to the owner of the site, Drinkoftheweek, LLC. The term “you” refers to the user the Site

Information Collected From or About You

DOTW collects the following information from or about you and your activities when you use the Services:

  • Information you give us, including, but not limited to, your name, email address, birth date, gender and credit card information.
  • Information automatically collected when you use the Services, such as your location, your activity on the Services and information collected via cookies, web beacons and other technologies.
  • Information from other commercially available sources, such as data aggregators and public databases, or our business partners, which may include, but is not limited to, your interests, purchasing behavior and your activities online, such as websites visited and advertisements viewed.
  • If you engage in social networking activities with your DOTW account, information from your social networking account.

We may combine all of the information we collect from or about you and use it in the manner described in this Privacy Policy.

DOTW works with third parties to provide the Services.  These third parties may also collect information on you.  Such third parties include, but are not limited to:

  • Service Providers. Companies that provide services to us, including, but not limited to, companies that assist with website, user, and business analytics, data processing, account management, advertising, and other services.
  • Other Websites and Platforms. The Services and advertisements may be provided through Internet websites or other platforms operated by other companies. These websites and platforms are not operated or maintained by us, and we are not responsible for the privacy practices of the websites or platforms operated by third parties. If you are using the Services on another website or platform, you should check the privacy policy of the other website or platform to determine how it handles any information it collects from or about you.
  • Social Networking Services. You can use the Services with social networking services, such as Facebook. With your consent, DOTW may send information about you to these services, including information about your use of the Services. Social networking services also may collect certain technical information about you, such as the IP address of the device you are using to access the Services and the URL of the page you are viewing.
  • Advertisers. DOTW places advertisements both on and off the Services.  DOTW and third party ad networks also display advertisements on DOTW from other companies, often with the ability to click through to websites or properties run by these other companies. Companies that help deliver these ads (including ad networks), and advertisers themselves, may use cookies, web beacons and other technologies to collect information about you.

You may elect to opt out of receiving certain targeted online behavioral advertising. Some advertising companies may be members of the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”), a cooperative of online marketing companies that offers a centralized tool for opting out of behavioral advertising delivered by each of its member companies. If you would like to obtain more information about the NAI and make choices about their members’ use of your information, please click here. Some third parties that collect information on the Services participate in the Self-Regulatory Program for Online Behavioral Advertising. This program offers a single location where users can make choices about the use of their information for ad targeting. To learn more, please click here.

How We Use This Information

We use information we collect from or about you for the following general purposes, which include, but are not limited to: contacting you; providing you with information and offers about and from DOTW and its partners; customizing content and advertising; product development; identifying content you share when you use the Services; improving our services; conducting research; compiling aggregate data for internal and external business purposes; preventing potentially illegal activities; protecting our rights; to make recommendations and provide advertisements on the Service and elsewhere; and for any other purpose.

How We Share This Information

DOTW may share your personally identifiable information and aggregated information (non-personally identifiable information) with third parties.  Here are parties that DOTW may share your information with?

  • Social Networking Sites and Other Users. The Services include social features that let you interact with other people who use them. Information that you voluntarily make public on the Services or from the Service will be shared with others.
  • Business Partners. We may share information with advertisers, business partners or other entities.
  • Service Providers. We may also share your information with companies that provide services to us and other people or entities in order to provide goods or services that you have requested or to complete a transaction at your request. We may also enter into agreements with outside companies that provide us with technology that we use.
  • Other Parties When Required By Law or When Necessary to Protect Your Rights or Ours. There may be instances when we may disclose your information without providing you with a choice in order to protect our legal rights and the rights of our partners; to protect the safety and security of users or to enforce our Terms of Use; to protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; or to comply with or respond to the law or legal process or a request for cooperation by a government entity, whether or not legally required.
  • Other Parties In Connection With a Transfer of Assets. If we sell all or part of our business, or make a sale or transfer of assets, or are otherwise involved in a merger or business transfer, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy, we may transfer your information to one or more third parties as part of that transaction.
  • Other Parties. In addition to the sharing described in this Privacy Policy, we may share information with other parties.

Cookies, Web Beacons, and Other Technologies

We, along with our partners and vendors, use a variety of technologies as part of offering the Services. This section provides more information about some of those technologies and how they work.

Cookies. Cookies are small bits of information that are stored in separate files within your computer’s Internet browser. Cookies store information about your activities on a website or other platform by us or third parties. For example, we may display targeted advertisements or retarget advertisements based on your activities and other information about you that we have collected and stored in a cookie.

Other local storage. We, along with our partners and vendors, use other kinds of local storage, such as Local Shared Objects (also referred to as “Flash cookies”) and HTML5 local storage, in connection with the Services. Sometimes called “browser cookies,” these technologies are similar to the cookies discussed above in that they are stored on your computers and can be used to store certain information about your activities and preferences. However, these objects are stored in different parts of your computer from ordinary browser cookies.

Web beacons. We, along with our partners and vendors, may also use technologies that communicate information from your Internet browser or a web server, including so-called “pixel tags,” “web beacons,” “clear GIFs,” or similar means (collectively, “Pixel Tags”). Pixel Tags, which can be embedded in web pages, videos, or emails, can allow a web server to read certain types of information from your browser, check whether you have viewed a particular web page or email message, and determine, among other things, the time and date on which you viewed the Pixel Tag, the IP address of your computer, and the URL of the web page from which the Pixel Tag was viewed.

Email Opt-Out

You may opt out of receiving information that we send you by following the instructions on the email or emailing us at info@drinkoftheweek.com

Parental Discretion

No one under age 13 is allowed to use the site, provide any personal information or receive our email distributions. The Services are not intended for used by children or adults under the legal drinking age in the person’s country of residence.

Links to Other Sites

As part of the Services, we may create links allowing you to access third party sites. We are not responsible for the content and advertising that appears on those sites and the technology used by those sites, and we do not endorse these sites. Please consult the privacy policies of such sites to determine how they treat user information.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

DOTW reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time.  The revised Privacy will be posted to this page. Continued access of DOTW will constitute your acceptance of any changes or revisions to the Privacy Policy.

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