This privacy policy applies to your use of AmericanWineryGuide.com. By accessing www.AmericanWineryGuide.com, you agree to be bound by the terms of this privacy policy. If you do not agree with these terms, please do not access www.AmericanWineryGuide.com.

AmericanWineryGuide.com is free to use and does not collect any personal information from its unregistered users. We do collect various technical data (IP address, referring site, search terms) to analyze aggregate site usage and advertising effectiveness. We also use both session and persistent “cookies” to ensure that your usage of the site is consistent and to determine if you are a new or repeat user for general site statistics. Unless you register, the cookie contains no personally identifiable information. You may refuse to accept cookies from www.AmericanWineryGuide.com, but your experience with the Site may be negatively affected.

To take advantage of all of  AmericanWineryGuide.com’s features, including the ability to review wineries, save wineries as favorites, and plan itineraries, users must create an account. When you create an account, we will collect personal information from you in addition to the non-personal information described above. The minimal personal information that is required is a username and email address. You are encouraged to enter additional personal information to enrich the review process and increase the credibility of your reviews, but for those wishing to maintain anonymity, fictitious usernames can be used. Any additional information that you provide is stored and is publicly available to all users of  AmericanWineryGuide.com. To the extent you include personal information in your submissions, third parties may be able to identify you, associate you with your user account, and contact you. Please do not include information in your submissions that you expect to keep private. Information provided by you is stored in cookies on your computer and on our servers. Communication between AmericanWineryGuide.com Members and any invitations that you send for others to join AmericanWineryGuide.com are also stored.

AmericanWineryGuide.com does not sell or rent any personal information to any third party but may may aggregate personal information and provide that information in the aggregate to other parties for advertising and marketing purposes. We use your email address to send you updates and any newsletters that you have requested, and contact you on behalf of other users if you have allowed such communication in your My Info section of MyAWG.   AmericanWineryGuide.com will not share your email address with any other members nor display it any public manner. Users have the option to turn off the member-to-member communication features at any time. We also store and publicly display any reviews that you provide. If you contact us to provide feedback we record any personal information and other content that you provide in your communication so that we can effectively respond to your communication. In case of company merger or acquisition, your information will be shared with the other involved party(ies) and they will assume the rights and obligations with respect to that information as described in this Privacy Policy. We may disclose your personal information to third parties in a good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to

  • take action regarding suspected illegal activities;
  • enforce or apply our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy;
  • comply with legal process, such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, or court order; or
  • protect our rights, reputation, and property, or that of our users, affiliates, or the public.

Please note that we are not required to question or contest the validity of any search warrant, subpoena or other similar governmental request that we receive.

AmericanWineryGuide.com contains links to third party websites to which we have no affiliation. Except as set forth herein, we do not share your personal information with those third parties, and are not responsible for their privacy practices.

Your account is password protected. We use industry standard measures to protect the personal information that is stored in our database. We limit the access to your personal information to those employees and contractors who need access to perform their job function, such as our customer service personnel. If you have any questions about the security of www.AmericanWineryGuide.com, please contact us. Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of information, we cannot assure you that your personal information will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Policy. You hereby acknowledge that AmericanWineryGuide.com is not responsible for any intercepted information sent via the internet, and you hereby release us from any and all claims arising out of or related to the use of intercepted information in any unauthorized manner.

We may modify this Privacy Policy at any time, and we will post any new versions on this page. If we make any material changes in the way we use your personal information, we will notify you by sending an e-mail to the last e-mail address you provided to us and/or by prominently posting notice of the changes on our website. In the event that the last e-mail you have provided us is not valid, or for any reason is not capable of delivering to you the notice described above, our dispatch of the e-mail containing such notice will nonetheless constitute effective notice of the changes described in the notice. Continued use of  AmericanWineryGuide.com following notice of such changes shall indicate your acknowledgement of such changes and agreement to be bound by the terms and conditions of such changes.

If you have any questions related  AmericanWineryGuide.com’s Privacy Policy you may write to  AmericanWineryGuide.com at the following address:

James Finley
211 North Union St.
Suite 100
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States of America

Email to: privacy@americanwineryguide.com