Privacy Policy

 

Thank you for visiting Breaking Bourbon. This privacy policy discloses the privacy practices for breakingbourbon.com, which will be referred to as “Breaking Bourbon” within this policy. We respect the privacy of our visitors and want to help you understand how we collect and use your personal information.

 

Information We Collect

We collect information automatically as you navigate the website or through our third party analytics and other service providers. We may store information including but not limited to your time on the website, operating system, browser type, IP address, the pages you request or visit, links clicked, referring websites, device used to access the website, and your search terms.

 

Cookies:

We may use cookies in order to collect certain information about or customize this website for visitors. These cookies are not required for website functionality. Additionally, third party widgets including but not limited to Shareaholic, Adobe, AdPlugg, MailChimp, SendInBlue, or HTML Comment Box may install cookies depending on their configuration. You are not required to accept any cookies to use this website.

 

Google Analytics:

We use a tool called Google Analytics to collect information about use of this website. The Google Analytics features enabled includes Demographics features, Interests Features, and Advertising Features. Google Analytics collects information including, but not limited to, how often users visit this website, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other websites they used prior to coming to this website. We use the information we get from Google Analytics to improve this website. We do not identify users or facilitate the merging of personally identifiable information with non-personally identifiable information collected through any Google advertising product or feature without prior opt-inc consent from each user. Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this website, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this website is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy. You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this website by disabling cookies on your browser. You can also install a Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on found here.

 

Other Third Party Tools:

We may employe the use of other third party tools from time to time in an effort to collect information or assist in our day-to-day operations. Those tools include, but are not limited to, Shareaholic, Adobe, AdPlugg, Google Surveys, MailChimp, SendInBlue, and HTML Comment Box.

 

Surveys and Contests:

From time-to-time we may request information via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as, but not limited to, name, email address, and shipping address), and demographic information (such as, but not limited to, zip code and age). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information may be used for, but not limited to, sharing findings and results with readers and followers and monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this website. Third party tools may be used to collect this information, in which case you will become subject to the terms and policies of those third parties. While we make every attempt to protect your information, Breaking Bourbon has no control over third party terms and policies.

 

How We Use Your Information

We collect information as a means to track website usage and statistics in order to make the website better, enhance the user experience, collect data for editorial purposes, build email/contact lists, support the services we offer, and for marketing purposes. This includes, but is not limited to, replying to emails, identifying referral sources, identifying search terms, creating new content based on data collected both automatically and voluntarily, and tracking comments on posts. In some cases, specific information you share may become public as it pertains to comments on posts or other voluntary information you provide to us.

 

We may share information with third parties in

the following circumstances:

With organizations that are contractually engaged in providing us with services such as email management, prize or order fulfillment, payment processing, data analysis or tracking, and fraud protection.

With advertisers, as it pertains to general statistical information obtained and presented in aggregate form and personally identifiable information you provide voluntarily through your use of the website.

We may disclose your information in connection with the sale, merger, or reorganization of our organization.

 

If we believe that disclosure is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation, valid legal process, and to protect the security and rights of other users or members of our organization.

 

How Long We Keep Information

We reserve the right to retain all information provided for as long as we deem necessary, subject to our sole discretion.

 

Security

The security of your information is important to us and we will do our best to protect it. In most circumstances, sensitive information, including but not limited to credit card information and user credentials for account access (username and password, for example) will be collected via use of a third party. We will take reasonable measures to analyze and select those third parties based on their ability to fulfill the service we require and will rely upon the security measures they have in place.

 

Please note email is not considered a secure means of communication, so any information you provide to us through the use of a web form or direct emailed to us is not considered a secure form of communication.

 

Changes

We reserve the right to make changes to this policy. Those changes will be posted here and noted with an effective date noted in this section of the policy. Continued use of Breaking Bourbon after a change to this policy means you accept the new policy.

 

Effective June 1, 2017. Last updated June 1, 2017.

 

Questions

Please contact us at bbteam@breakingbourbon.com and insert “Privacy Policy” in the subject line if you have any questions or comments about the this policy.