Privacy Policy

Forster Ventures LLC (“the Company”) provides wine education and entertainment services on the www.thewinecoach.com, and www.hecooksshewines.com and related websites (the “Site”).

Our content includes information about our programs, products and events along with photos, video and educational information for and interactivity with our users and provides links to other sites. While we encourage the interactive nature of our website, we strive to promote the online safety and privacy of our users.

We have implemented this Privacy Policy governing the personally identifiable information (“Personal Consumer Information”) collected by this Site. This Privacy Policy does not govern Personal Consumer Information collected from any other source or in any other manner.

This Privacy Policy is intended to provide you with information as to:

  • the type of information that is collected;
  • how collected information is used and with whom it is shared;
  • how we intend to protect the information; and
  • how you can access, modify and/or delete such information.

We will always respect your privacy, your email address, and the information you give us. We’re not going to sell it, trade it, or abuse any information you submit to us. Following are answers to some questions you might have regarding this subject.

HOW IS MY INFORMATION GOING TO BE USED?

When you sign up for our Products or Services, you’ll begin receiving relevant information from TheWineCoach.com, invites to our online events, as well as information about programs or products.

HOW DO I STOP RECEIVING EMAILS FROM YOU IN THE FUTURE?

If you wish to stop receiving emails from us, you may unsubscribe at any time using the link provided at the bottom of each email that you receive. If after this step you still receive emails from us, there may have been a technical error.  Please send an email to laurie@thewinecoachcom. We’ll help you out ASAP.

WHO’S GOING TO GET MY INFORMATION?

Your information is safe with us. So, don’t worry about getting spam emails. We’ll never give out your email address or any of the information you submit on this site to anyone else.

WHAT IF I SEND AN EMAIL TO YOU?

Your emails are confidential, we won’t share your email, data, or email address. It’s just between you and us.

DO YOU USE COOKIES ON YOUR SITE?

Yes, but our cookies don’t contain any personal information. We use them to make using our website easier, such as:

To remember your country and language preferences

To deliver information that matches your interests

To help us understand our audience and traffic patterns

To let you automatically log into programs and parts of our site that require membership

To manage and present site info displayed on our website that will be specific to you

We also use Web Beacons to collect non-personal data on how you use our site, such as how long did you visit our page, what web browser you’re using, what’s your operating system, and who’s your Internet service provider. In addition, we also use Google Analytics data and the DoubleClick cookie to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to our website. This data is collected from thousands of site visits and analyzed as a whole. This helps us build a better website to match our visitors’ needs.

Web Beacons: We may also place small “tracker gifs” or “beacons” on pages on our website, in online advertising with third parties, and in our emails. We use these beacons, in connection with Cookies, to collect non-personal data on the usage of our site including, but not limited to, the date and time of the visit, the pages visited, the referring web page, the type of browser (e.g., Internet Explorer, NetScape), the type of operating system (e.g., Windows, Linux, or Mac), and the domain name of the visitor’s Internet service provider (e.g., AOL). This information is collected about thousands of site visits and analyzed as a whole. This information is useful in, for example, tracking the performance of our online advertising such as online banner ads and to determine where to place future advertising on other websites.

Disabling Cookies and Beacons: If you do not want such information to be collected through the use of Cookies and Beacons, we recommend disabling these features through your browser preferences, though please understand this could limit the performance and functionality of our Company’s website. Your browser documentation should provide specific procedures for disabling cookie and beacon support.

You may also opt out of the DoubleClick cookie by visiting the Google advertising opt-out page.

Or you may opt out of Google Analytics by visiting the Google Analytics Opt-out page.

PUBLIC FORUMS

Some parts of our site may enable you to participate in public services such as discussion boards, chats, and live events. Please use discretion when posting personal information about yourself when using these services. Be aware that the services are open to the public, and what you post there can be seen by anyone and is not protected. We try to moderate the comments as best we can, but we can’t guarantee total control of the comments that you may receive while you participate in these services. Sometimes, you may find other people’s comments to be offensive, harmful or inaccurate. We do our best to monitor our forums and remove any comment, post or thread which we deem to be inappropriate or harmful.

OUR COMPANY’S COMMITMENT TO DATA SECURITY

We strive to protect your personal information. Our Company has internal control standards which relate specifically to the handling of personal information. These include certain controls to help safeguard the information we collect online. Our employees are trained to understand and comply with these controls and we communicate our Privacy Notice, practices and guidelines to our employees.

While we make every effort to ensure the integrity and security of our network and systems, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent third-party “hackers” from illegally obtaining this information.

IF YOU POST IN A FORUM OR BLOG POST

Occasionally we hold public discussions through forums within our site. This may be on blog posts we put up or in a membership area. Please be aware that this is public space. Use your discretion when you post in our forums and when commenting.

YOUR PRIVACY IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO US

We have created this Privacy Policy to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy and security. This Privacy Policy describes how our Company collects information from all end users of our Internet services (the “Services”), including those who access some of our Services but do not have accounts (“Visitors”) and those who may purchase Products and/or pay a monthly service fee to subscribe to the Service (“Members”). This Policy also explains what we do with the information we collect, and the choices Visitors and Members have concerning the collection and use of such information. We request that you read this Privacy Policy carefully.

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION OUR COMPANY COLLECTS AND HOW IT IS USED

Introduction

Members may be asked to provide certain personal information when they sign up for our Products or Services including name, address, telephone number, billing information (such as a credit card number), and the type of personal computer being used to access the Services. The personal information collected from Members during the registration process (or at any other time) is used primarily to provide a customized experience while using our Products and Services.

The information you provide to us will never be disclosed, traded, licensed or sold to a third party. However, there are specific instances, described below, where your information could be provided to a known third party.

Affiliate links

Occasionally you may choose to click on one of The Wine Coach’s affiliate links and sign up for or buy something via that link. In this case, the person or organization in charge of the affiliate link will have the information that you submit. If you sign up for or buy something via an affiliate link on TheWineCoach.com, please check the privacy policy on that site.

Online shopping

If you order services or products directly from our Company, we will use the personal information you provide only to process that order. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order.  Credit card information is not stored by TheWineCoach.com. Payment information is collected by our online payment collection service (Authorize.net).

If you complete an order for some other company(ies) that may be linked to our Site, such as an online gift order sent directly to a recipient, you may be asked to provide information about the recipient, such as the recipient’s name, address, and phone number. Our company has no control over the third parties’ use of any personal information you provide when placing such an order. Please exercise care when doing so. We recommend that you familiarize yourself with the Privacy and Terms of Use policies of any other company(ies) whose web sites you may access from our site.

Responses to email inquiries

When Visitors or Members send email inquiries to our company, the return email address is used to answer the email inquiry we receive. Our company does not use the return email address for any other purpose and does not share the return email address with any third party. Thanks for reading our privacy policy.

REVISIONS TO THIS POLICY

Our Company reserves the right to revise, amend, or modify this policy, our Terms of Use & Service agreement, and our other policies and agreements at any time and in any manner, by updating this posting.  Please read through this page again before interacting with this site in case there have been changes to our privacy policy.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on 1/1/2019.

Contact Us

If you have any questions concerning this Privacy Policy, please send us an email at laurie@thewinecoach.com

Governing Law

This Privacy Policy shall be governed by the laws of the State of Maryland, without regard to its conflict of law provisions. Any dispute concerning this Privacy Policy or your use of this Site shall be submitted to binding arbitration in Maryland within one (1) year from the date that the cause of action arose (or, if multiple cause of actions are involved, from the date that the first cause of action arose), with such arbitration conducted pursuant to the then prevailing rules of the American Arbitration Association. To the fullest extent permitted by law, no arbitration brought pursuant hereto shall be joined to any other action or any other arbitration initiated pursuant hereto. If any portion of this Privacy Policy is deemed unenforceable, unlawful or void by a Court of competent jurisdiction, then that portion of the Privacy Policy will be deemed severable and will not affect the enforceability or validity of the remaining portions of this Privacy Policy.

 

Copyright 2019. All rights reserved.

 

DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR PRIVACY POLICY?

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the practices described herein, you may contact us through the contact information provided on this website.