PRIVACY POLICY

Your privacy is very important to us. At Franc About Wine we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:

– We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.

– We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products and services, or protect our rights.

– We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.

It is our policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Franc About Wine may collect non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Franc About Wine’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how our  visitors use its website.

Franc About Wine also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. Franc About Wine only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Franc About Wine’s websites choose to interact with us in ways that require us to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Franc About Wine gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who subscribe on our blog to provide a name and email address. Those who wish to receive Franc About Wine news via email, we collect their emails. In each case, Franc About Wine collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Franc About Wine. Franc About Wine does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Franc About Wine may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Franc About Wine may monitor the most popular pages or use spam screened by our anti-spam service to help identify spam. Franc About Wine does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Franc About Wine discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Franc About Wine’s behalf or to provide services available at Franc About Wine’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Franc About Wine’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Franc About Wine will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Franc About Wine discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Franc About Wine believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Franc About Wine, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of our website and have supplied your email address, Franc About Wine may occasionally send you an email to tell you about updates and news, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Franc About Wine and our services. We primarily use our blog to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. Franc About Wine takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Franc About Wine uses cookies to help us identify and track visitors, their usage of our website, and their website access preferences. Franc About Wine visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Franc About Wine’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Franc About Wine’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Comments

Comments and other content submitted to our anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Franc About Wine may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Franc About Wine’s sole discretion. Franc About Wine encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.