Thank you for reviewing Bent Creek Winery’s Privacy and Security Policy. This policy explains how we handle information about your visit to our site. Bent Creek Winery is a general audience website, intended for users of all ages, and is committed to protecting your privacy. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Bent Creek Winery website and governs data collection and usage at all Bent Creek Winery sites and services; it does not apply to other online or offline sites, products, or services.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We collect information about your activities that does not personally identify you. The information we collect may include content you view, the length, time, and date that you viewed that content, and location information based on your IP address. This information is used to enhance your experience on our website. If you would like to opt-out of being a part of this data collection, there is a plug-in for Chrome browsers to do so here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/181881?hl=en

Bent Creek Winery does not sell, rent, or lease its customer lists to third parties.

Bent Creek Winery may access and/or disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Bent Creek Winery or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Bent Creek Winery, including its Web site; or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Bent Creek Winery or the public.

Newsletter

Bent Creek Winery offers an email newsletter. You will automatically be added to our newsletter list when you send us a message via the contact form. You can opt-out at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of the newsletter.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the Bent Creek Winery website, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a “hash”) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the Bent Creek Winery website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Bent Creek Winery keeps contact form submissions for a certain period for customer service purposes, but we do not use the information submitted through them for marketing purposes.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on the Bent Creek Winery website you may opt-in to saving your name and email address in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

When you log in to the comments section of our News and Events page, we will set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you publish or edit a comment, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the comment you just published. It expires after one day.

Embedded content from other websites

Posts on the Bent Creek Winery website may include embedded content (e.g., videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Security of your personal information

Bent Creek Winery is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. For example, we store the personal information you provide on computer systems with limited access that are located in controlled facilities. Bent Creek Winery uses the industry-standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) authentication to guarantee the privacy and security of online transactions placed through our website. SSL authentication and 128-bit encryption (scrambling) ensure that your online transaction and credit card information are safe from third-party interception. We do not save credit card information in our system.

Website links: control over your personal information

Our website contains links to other websites that may be of interest. Upon leaving the Bent Creek Winery website, you are subject to the privacy policy of the new site. Bent Creek Winery encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from Bent Creek Winery so that you can understand how those websites collect, use, and share your information. We cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you may provide while visiting other sites.

Changes to this Statement

Bent Creek Winery will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. If there are material changes to this Statement or in how Bent Creek Winery will use your personal information, Bent Creek Winery will prominently post such changes prior to implementing the change. Bent Creek Winery encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Bent Creek Winery is protecting your information.

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