Privacy Policy

WineChump Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

WineChump is a personal blog found at https://www.WineChump.com (“Website”) and is written and maintained by me, Cody Shive. This Website is governed by the following Privacy Policy.

Affiliate Policy and Disclosures

WineChump.com accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions, or other forms of compensation. The compensation received will not influence the content found on this blog. Compensated content will be cited as paid or sponsored. All opinions shared on WineChump are my own, and they are not influenced by any compensation that I might receive. I will promote products that I have found to be useful.

Some posts may occasionally contain affiliate links, which will be disclosed. This means that, if you purchase something through those links, I may receive some compensation at no extra cost to you.

Copyright

© WineChump. All images and content are copyright protected. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. Any images or music sourced from third-party services are done so with the understanding that they are in the Public Domain and are used here royalty-free.

If you are looking to get permission to use a photo from this Website for a roundup post or website, you are free to do so with the stipulation that you clearly link back to the specific post with the image. However, you are not allowed to alter the image in any way. Sharing the recipe along with the image is prohibited without permission. While recipes, themselves lists of ingredients, aren’t copyrighted, the content here combining the list with images, stories, and specific actions is copyrighted by the owner.

If you would like to know more about using an image or excerpt from WineChump, please feel free to contact me at with any questions.

Finally, if you believe you are the copyright holder of any image we’ve used, and you wish for us to remove the image from our site, please click the following to make an Image Removal Request. We’ll be happy to remove the image immediately. However, if you will allow us to use the image, we will be happy to give proper copyright notice.

Privacy Policy for WineChump.com

This privacy policy sets out how WineChump uses and protects any information that you give while using WineChump.com. I am committed to protecting your privacy, the purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you of the personally identifiable information we may collect and how it may be used.

Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

WineChump.com may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

What Information Do We Collect and How is it Used?

We may collect any information that you voluntarily submit to the website, such as but not limited to the following:

  • Your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to this website by leaving a comment, subscribing to the newsletter, or submitting a contact form.
  • Demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests.
  • Other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers.

Information We Collect from Others:

We may receive information about you from other sources.

Information That is Collected Automatically:

We automatically collect certain information about you and the device you are using to access the Website. For example, when you use the Website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked.

Cookies:

We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website.

How We Use the Information We Gather:

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • We use this information to operate and maintain this Website.
  • We use the information to improve our products and services.
  • To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings.
  • To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts.
  • To respond to your comments or inquiries.
  • To track and measure advertising on the website.
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.
  • For conducting market research specific to our products and services.

Controlling your personal information

The only information we may gather is stated above, however if you would like us to remove any information we may have in our database regarding, please make an Information Removal Request providing your full name.

Third-Party Use of Personal Information

We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share this information.

Additionally, the Website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.

The Website currently uses the following third-party service providers:

  • Google Analytics – this service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics. Please see Google Analytics Privacy Policy for more information.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file is placed on your computer, if you give permission to do so. The cookie helps us analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Advertising

Display Ads

From time to time, we may use third-party advertising companies to serve content and advertisements when you visit the Website. Some of our advertisers occasionally serve you cookies as well. We do not have control over cookies placed by advertisers. We may use advertising service vendors to help present advertisements on the Website. 

These vendors may use cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies to serve you advertisements tailored to interests you have shown by browsing on this and other sites you have visited, to determine whether you have seen a particular advertisement before and to avoid sending you duplicate advertisements. In doing so, these vendors may collect non-personal data such as your browser type, your operating system, web pages visited, time of visits, content viewed, ads viewed, and other clickstream data. The use of cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies by these advertising service vendors is subject to their own privacy policies, not ours, and Service Provider disclaims all liability in connection therewith.

Retargeting Ads

On occasion, the Website may engage in remarketing efforts with third-party companies such as Google, Facebook, Instagram, or other social networking providers to market the Website. These companies may use cookies to serve ads based on historical use of the Website.

Affiliate Program Participation

WineChump is affiliated with several product retailers. Affiliate programs are designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to retailers. As an affiliate, we earn from qualifying purchases. The mechanism used embedds tracking links into the Website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purpose of commissions.

Newsletters

You may subscribe to the Website’s newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes and may contain tracking pixels. Tracking pixels are embedded in these emails and allow an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. This also allows the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interest of the user. This behavior will not be passed on to third parties.

Links to other websites

Our website may employ links to other related websites. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should know that we do not have any control over any other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide to any other site, as they are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and review the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Children’s Information

The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately, using our contact form, and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information for our records.

Contact Information

Please contact us at any time, using our contact link below, for any questions related to this Privacy Policy.

Privacy Policy last updated April 4, 2020