Aggregate Information (non-personally identifiable)
Bernier's Liquors respects each individual user's right to privacy. Bernier's Liquors does not collect personal identifying information unless such information is specifically and knowingly provided from users during contests, surveys, sweepstakes, site registration, or use of public areas, such as a forum. From time to time, we share aggregated site traffic information with our partners and advertisers. As part of our affiliate program, we track individual user movement that is not personally identifiable. We do this to track the effectiveness of our affiliate program. This data is not linked to any personally identifiable information.
No registration is required in order to use this website, though a user must create an account for the personalized aspects of the site, such as tracking one's personal cellar. Users are required to provide their name, email address, and a password of 5-16 characters in length. This information is necessary in order for us to contact users about services on our site for which they have expressed interest.
Third Party Offers or Mailing Lists
You may receive information regarding products, new features, services newsletters (ours or a third party's) and special offers we think you'll find valuable. We may also share information with carefully selected business partners. These businesses may use the information we share to provide valuable opportunities and offers. Out of respect for the privacy of our users, we only send these types of communications if the user has not opted-out. Users of our site are always notified when their information is being collected by any outside parties (e.g., if we implement Third Party Mailing Lists). We do this so our users can make an informed choice as to whether or not they should proceed with services that require an outside party. Bernier's Liquors is not responsible for any actions or policies of such outside parties.
Choice: Opt-In and Opt-Out
Our users are given the opportunity to "opt-in" to having their information used for purposes not directly related to our site at the point where we ask for information. Bernier's Liquors does not supply identifying information to other companies, or use such information for its own purposes including but not limited to email newsletters, unless the user "opts-in" for such purposes by specifically allowing usage. (Identifying information must necessarily be used when notifying a user of requested information, such as email used for the alerts function, and notification of a winning entry in a contest or sweepstakes.) Once subscribed, users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter and promotional communications may opt-out of (i.e., discontinue receiving) these communications by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For users who no longer wish to receive our partners' newsletters and promotional communications, they may contact those companies directly. Please understand that once you have chosen to receive these third party mailing lists the use of your information will be governed by such parties' privacy practices. Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law if we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a judicial proceeding, a court order, or a legal process served on our Web site. On rare occasions, it is necessary to send out a strictly service-related announcement. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance, we might send users an email. Generally, users may not opt-out of these communications, although they can deactivate their account. However, these communications are not promotional in nature.
Bernier's Liquors uses reasonable precautions to keep the personal information disclosed to us secure. However, Bernier's Liquors is not responsible for any breach of security. If a Bernier's Liquors user knowingly provides personal information, such as a name or email address, in a forum or other public service, that user should be aware that the information provided can be collected and used by third parties. Such activities are beyond the control of Bernier's Liquors. However, at registration a user can choose whether an email is disclosed in the profile/post of the forum user.
Non-personal information and data may be automatically collected through the standard operation of Bernier's Liquors' Internet servers (i.e. log file information like IP address) or through the use of "cookies." Cookies are small text files that our site places on your computer's hard drive to recognize repeat users and facilitate the user's use of the site. Also, our cookies allow a site to track usage behavior and compile aggregate data for content improvement, targeted advertising, and marketing and promotional purposes.
No information should be submitted to Bernier's Liquors by children under 21 years of age without their parent's or guardian's consent. Bernier's Liquors does not monitor the age of its user audience. Bernier's Liquors does not sell or deliver to anyone under 21 and valid id is required when picking up an order or receiving a delivery