Last updated: November 2009
This policy applies to govine.com, a website ("Site")
In order to provide our full range of services, we may collect the following types of information:
Information you provide: When you sign up for an account with govine.com, we ask you for personal information (such as your username, email address and an account password). You do not need to register for an account or provide any personal information to us in order to use some features of the Site, such as browsing recommendations.
Log information: When you access govine.com, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.
Login location: When you sign in to govine.com, we use your approximate physical location (based on the Internet Protocol address of your computer) to provide more relevant suggestions to you, such as places, guides or other members in your city or region. We will not use or store a location more specific than the city/region level for you without your explicit permission.
User communications: When you send email or other communications to govine.com, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our services.
Links: govine.com may present links in a format that enables us to keep track of whether these links have been followed. We use this information to improve the quality of our technology and customized content.
Govine.com processes personal information on our servers in the United States of America and may in the future use servers in other countries.
When you sign up for govine.com, we ask you to provide personal information. If we use this information in a manner different than the purpose for which it was collected, then we will ask for your consent prior to such use.
Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some govine.com features and services may not function properly if your cookies are disabled.
You can decline to submit personal information to govine.com, in which case you may not be able to use all of the features of the Site.
Govine.com will only share personal information with other companies or individuals outside of govine.com in the following limited circumstances:
When we have your consent. We require opt-in consent for the sharing of any sensitive personal information.
When we have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request, (b) enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations thereof, (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, or (d) protect against imminent harm to the rights, property or safety of govine.com, its users or the public as required or permitted by law.
We may share with third parties certain pieces of aggregated, non-personal information, such as the number of users who looked at a particular recommendation. Such information does not identify you individually.
Please contact us through our feedback form or at the address below for any additional questions about the management or use of personal data.
We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, as well as physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data.
We restrict access to personal information to govine.com employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our services. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.
When you use govine.com, we make good faith efforts to provide you with access to your personal information and either to correct this data if it is inaccurate or to delete such data at your request if it is not otherwise required to be retained by law or for legitimate business purposes. We ask individual users to identify themselves and the information requested to be accessed, corrected or removed before processing such requests, and we may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup tapes), or for which access is not otherwise required. In any case where we provide information access and correction, we perform this service free of charge, except if doing so would require a disproportionate effort.
When we receive formal written complaints at this address, it is our policy to contact the complaining user regarding his or her concerns. We will cooperate with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protection authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer of personal data that cannot be resolved between govine.com and an individual.