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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Who we are

Sommelier Black, LLC

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 12084 Charlotte, NC 28209

Website Address: https://sommelierblack.com

Email: shop@sommelierblack.com

Phone: (833) 383 WINE

Our site lists non-alcoholic beverages and accessories. Products are listed and sold by Sommelier Black from owned and operated wine and alcoholic brand distilleries and merchants. Sommelier Black is a reseller or distributor and buys from merchants. We display the merchant’s products through our site. We manage our own inventory, customers, and sale purchases except for those listed by event hosts which are ticket listings that are, managed and sold by even hosts and merchants. 

 

Our Privacy Commitment to Our Customers

We value the relationship we have with our customers and are committed to responsible information-handling practices. We take great care in safeguarding your personal information and in complying with all applicable federal and state privacy laws and our own internal standards and best practices.

We follow these privacy principles in connection with the collection, use, security, and sharing of customer information:

  • When we contact you for marketing purposes, we will let you know how to remove your name from future marketing efforts.
  • We will use reasonable security measures to protect the personal information we receive from you. 

 

Acceptance of and changes to this privacy statement

As Sommelier Black, LLC continues to improve the services, products, and features we provide via the SommelierBlack.com website, and SommelierBlack.com App, our privacy policy is subject to change. 

Please note that we may amend this policy at any time by posting the amended policy in this Privacy Policy section of the SommelierBlack.com website.

By using the SommelierBlack.com website and services, you signify and confirm your acceptance of this Privacy Statement. If you do not agree or are not comfortable with any policy described in this Privacy Statement, your only remedy is to discontinue the use of the SommelierBlack.com website. We expressly reserve the right to modify this Privacy Statement at any time. Your continued use of any portion of the Sommelier Black.com website following notification or posting of such changes will constitute your acceptance of those changes. If you have questions or concerns about our specific policies, please send an e-mail to info@sommelierblack.com

 

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address, and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

As you navigate the site, we may also collect information through the use of commonly-used information-gathering tools, such as cookies and web beacons (collectively “Website Navigational Information”). Website Navigational Information includes standard information from your web browser (such as browser type and browser language), your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, and the actions you take on the Site (such as the web pages viewed, and the links clicked).

Cookies

Like many companies, we may use cookies on this Site. Cookies are pieces of information shared between your web browser and a website. The use of cookies enables a faster and easier experience for the user. A cookie cannot read data off your computer’s hard drive.

There are different kinds of cookies with different functions:

(i) Session cookies: these are only stored on your computer during your web session. They are automatically deleted when the browser is closed. They usually store an anonymous session ID allowing you to browse a website without having to log in to each page. They do not collect any information from your computer.

(ii) Persistent cookies: a persistent cookie is one stored as a file on your computer, and it remains there when you close your web browser. The cookie can be read by the website that created it when you visit that website again.

(iii) First-party cookies: the function of this type of cookie is to retain your preferences for a particular website for the entity that owns that website. They are stored and sent between Sommelier Black’s servers and your computer’s hard drive. They are not used for anything other than for personalization as set by you. These cookies may be either Session or Persistent cookies.

(iv) Third-party cookies: the function of this type of cookie is to retain your interaction with a particular website for an entity that does not own that website. They are stored and sent between the Third-party’s server and your computer’s hard drive. These cookies are usually Persistent cookies.

We do use third-party cookies on our Sites, as well as third-party-provided web beacons (please see the section on Web Beacons below). These cookies are used by us and our marketing partners to better understand your preferences, purchases, and/or to tailor your experience on the site to your interests.

More specifically, this Site uses Google Analytics and other similar services, which are web analytics services provided by Google, Inc., and other third-party companies. These services use cookies to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by these vendors on servers in the United States. These vendors will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity, and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage for Sommelier Black and its marketing affiliates. These vendors may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on their behalf. These vendors will not associate your IP address with any other data held by them. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google and Sommelier Black in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Along with the above-noted uses, we use cookies for the following purposes:

Where strictly necessary

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the Site and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the Site. Without these cookies, services you have asked for, such as obtaining a quote or logging into your account, cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet.

Performance

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a Site, for instance, which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. They also allow us to record and count the number of visitors to the Site, all of which enables us to see how visitors use the Site in order to improve the way that our Site works. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a person, as all information these cookies collect is anonymous and is used to improve how our Site works.

Functionality

These cookies allow our Site to remember choices you make (such as your username, language, or the region you are in) and provide enhanced features. For instance, the Site needs to remember your log-in details, so that you do not have to repeatedly sign in to your account when using a particular device to access our Site. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, font, and other parts of web pages that you may be able to customize from time to time. They may also be used to provide services you have requested such as viewing a video or commenting on an article. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymized. They do not gather any information about you that could be used for advertising or remember where you have been on the internet.

For information on all of these categories of cookies, and for more information generally on cookies please refer to aboutcookies.org. Please consult your web browser’s ‘Help’ documentation or visit aboutcookies.org. for more information about how to turn cookies on and off for your browser.

Web Beacons

The Site may also use web beacons (including web beacons supplied or provided by third parties) alone or in conjunction with cookies to compile information about users’ usage of the Site and interaction with e-mails from Sommelier Black. Web beacons are clear electronic images that can recognize certain types of information on your computer, such as cookies when you viewed a particular Site tied to the web beacon and a description of a Site tied to the web beacon. We use web beacons to operate and improve the Sites and e-mail communications. We may use information from web beacons in combination with other data we have about our clients to provide you with information about Sommelier Black and our services. We will conduct this review on an anonymous basis.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited any other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How we share your data

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

IP Addresses

When you visit our Sites, Sommelier Black collects your Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses to track and aggregate non-Personal Information. For example, Sommelier Black uses IP addresses to monitor the regions from which Users navigate the Sites. IP addresses will be stored in such a way so that you cannot be identified from the IP address. In addition, Sommelier Black uses your IP address to get an approximate location so we can find the offer you targeted marketing or other services based on your location. We do this for both your convenience, as well as for legal compliance reasons.

Do-Not-Track

The major browsers have attempted to implement the draft “Do Not Track” (“DNT”) standard of the World Wide Web Consortium (“W3C”) in their latest releases. As this standard has not been finalized, the Sommelier Black site is not compatible with DNT.

 

We do not disclose any Personal Information about you to any third parties except as stated in this Privacy Policy, as otherwise permitted by law, or authorized by you.

Purchasing

Third parties to whom we disclose information are required by law and contractual undertakings to keep your Personal Information confidential and secure, and to use and disclose it for purposes that a reasonable person would consider appropriate in the circumstances, in compliance with all applicable legislation, which purposes are as follows:

  • To partners who offer products or services via our site so they can transact with you;
  • To notify you or allow our affiliated companies to notify you of certain products or services offered by our affiliated companies;
  • For legal, claims settlement, and valuation services;
  • To process transactions through data processing service providers;
  • If the information is a credit card number and related information, to process credit card payments—through third-party payment processing, clearing, and settlement systems in association with various banks; and

If these third parties wish to use your Personal Information for any other purpose, they will have a legal obligation to notify you of this and, where required, to obtain your consent. Contact us at info@SommelierBlack.com for more information on these third parties.

Co-Branded Areas

Some areas in our site may be offered to you in association with affiliated third parties, such as co-promotional partners, dedicated producers of beverage alcohol, or co-sponsors of events you may want to attend. Such co-branded areas may require you to disclose Personal Information to a third party. The co-branded areas will identify the third party. The third party’s privacy policy will apply to how they treat your Personal Information. We recommend you review the privacy policy of these third parties. If you elect to register for events or products with these third parties you will be providing your Personal Information to both of us, and the third party.

Service Providers

We use third-party service providers to enhance your shopping experience on our Web site including, but not limited to, providing shipping services, tax services, and product recommendations. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, e-mail address or telephone number) about your visits to this Web site in order to provide personalized recommendations and advertisements about our goods and services on our Web site as well as when you visit other Web sites. Because service providers we use may be located in the United States, your Personal Information may be processed and stored inside the United States; and the U.S. government, courts, or law enforcement or regulatory agencies may be able to obtain disclosure of your Personal Information under US laws.

Social Media, Reviews, and User Generated Content

Any personally identifiable information you submit on a social media Web site, such as Facebook or Twitter, bulletin board, blog, chat room, comment about a product, or any other public forum on this Web site can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We recommend that you do not provide your name, e-mail address, or any other personal information in public forums on this Site. Please note that if you choose to do so, it is at your own risk, and you accept full responsibility for those posts and any consequences that may arise from posting this information.

Business Transactions

As we continue to develop our business, we might sell or buy assets. In such transactions, user information, including Personal Information, generally is one of the transferred business assets. Also, if either Sommelier Black itself or substantially all of Sommelier Black assets were acquired, your Personal Information may be one of the transferred assets. Therefore, we may disclose and/or transfer your Personal Information to a third-party purchaser in these circumstances

Other Legally Required Disclosures

Sommelier Black preserves the right to disclose without your prior permission any Personal Information about you or your use of this Site if Sommelier Black has a good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) protect and defend the rights, property, or safety of Sommelier Black, employees, other users of this Site, or the public; (b) enforce the terms and conditions that apply to use of this Site; (c) as required by a legally valid request from a competent governmental authority; or (d) respond to claims that any content violates the rights of third-parties. We may also disclose Personal Information as we deem necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request

In this Privacy Policy, the purposes identified above and in “Collection, Use, and Disclosure of Personal Information” will be referred to as the “Identified Purposes.”

INFORMATION FROM THIRD PARTIES

Sommelier Black obtains consumer information from third-party providers in order to improve the accuracy of our customer database, increase our understanding of our customers or to identify potential customers. For example, we may get updated addresses from the National Change of Address (NCOA) service to ensure we have the correct contact information for our customers.

The third parties with whom we conduct business are authorized to use your information only to perform the service for which they are hired. They are required to abide by the terms of our Privacy Policy including taking reasonable measures to ensure your personal information is secure. We may also share aggregated data with third parties for analysis and research purposes. This data does not contain name, address, or other personally identifiable information.

How long does Sommelier Black retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profiles. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

 

What rights do you have over your data

If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

How is your data used

Sommelier Black is the sole owner of the information collected on this site, and, in certain instances, a joint owner in conjunction with our partners including companies producing goods and services sold through our site and technology platforms, or companies providing services associated with the sale and fulfillment of those products and services. We collect, use, and disclose your Personal Information (including individuals associated with you, all of whom are referred to as “you” in this Privacy Policy) in its normal course of business for the following purposes:

  • Providing you with products and services offered on our site which you are interested in.
  • To determine your location so we know we can target certain offer certain products to you.
  • Establishing and maintaining communications with you;
  • Where you have requested information from us or one of our partners, assisting in the response to your request for information;
  • Responding to your inquiries about purchases, accounts, and other services;
  • Marketing our, and our affiliates and partner’s, goods, and services to you, whether such marketing originates from us or our partner(s)
  • Processing transactions through service providers;
  • Meeting legal, security, processing, and regulatory requirements;
  • Protecting against fraud, suspicious or other illegal activities; and
  • Compiling statistics for analysis of our sites and our business.

We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in any way that varies from what is disclosed in this statement. Sommelier Black collects information from our users in several different areas on our site. You may receive information regarding new features, services, and special offers we think you will find valuable. If you wish to access, update or delete the information that you have previously provided to us and are unable to do so via the site, please contact us by e-mail at info@sommelierblack.com

E-MAIL SUBSCRIPTION & ACCOUNT REGISTRATION

During registration on the Web site, we collect an e-mail address to communicate with you about your transaction. We use this e-mail address to contact you if there are any issues and to notify you about the status of your order. If you do not want this retained for future promotional e-mail inclusion, you may opt-out any time by contacting us.

If a user wishes to subscribe to our e-mails, we ask for contact information such as name and e-mail address. We may use your personal information for purposes of sending you promotional materials and for other reasons. For example, we may use your information to send you administrative communications about any account you may have with us or about future changes to this Privacy Policy. If at any time you should wish to unsubscribe, please click on the “unsubscribe” link in any e-mail from us or send an e-mail to info@SommelierBlack.com.

When you register as a member of the Sommelier Black website or sign up to receive our e-mail offers, we collect information that helps us identify you. The more information you provide, the better we can customize our services and your experience to suit your needs and preferences.

SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

Whether you are shopping online, we use reasonable security measures to protect the confidentiality of personal information under our control and appropriately limit access to it. Sommelier Black cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us by e-mail, and you do so at your own risk.

The Sommelier Black website uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption technology provided by VeriSign, a premier encryption software company, to protect your personal information during data transport, including your name, address, and credit card number. On a secure page such as our order form, the lock icon on your Web browser switches to locked, as opposed to unlocked mode, and back to open mode when you are just browsing.

When you create an account on Sommelier Black.com you are required to establish a password. To maximize your level of protection, you should choose at least 6-20 characters, using a combination of both letters and numbers. You are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your password and account information. You have the ability to purchase on our site without creating an account; however, you will need to reenter your personal information each time you use our site in order to make a purchase.

CHILDREN’S AND MINOR’S PRIVACY

The Sommelier Black.com site is intended for adults 21 years of age and older. We do not knowingly collect personal information from minors under the age of 21. However, if the parent or guardian of a child or minor under 21 believes that the child or minor has provided us with personally identifiable information, the parent or guardian of that child should contact us immediately at info@SommelierBlack.com if they want this information deleted from our files. 

NORTH CAROLINA PRIVACY RIGHTS

The North Carolina Privacy act grants consumers the right to access, correct, delete, and obtain a copy of personal data, and opt out of the processing of personal data for the purposes of targeted advertising. The bill provides that the Attorney General has exclusive authority to enforce violations of the law, and the Consumer Privacy Fund is created to support this effort. The bill has a delayed effective date of January 1, 2023.

 

 

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