Your privacy is important to Summit Brewing Company ("Summit"). This statement describes the information gathering and dissemination practices of Summit for our Web site www.summitbrewing.com (the "Site"), including the types of information we collect and how we may use that information. We only obtain personally identifying information ("personal information") about you when you actively provide us the information.
In general, you can visit our Site without telling us your name or revealing any personal information such as your address, telephone number or e-mail address. However, before you may enter our Site, you must represent that you are of legal age to consume alcoholic beverages in the United States.
In certain parts of the Site, we may ask you to provide your name or other personal information so that we can provide you with information that you request, respond to feedback that you submit to a Site, allow you to participate in activities on the Site, such as one of our contests, or otherwise interact with the Site. Further, we may ask you for demographic data, such as your preferred language or country of residence, in order to tailor your experience on the Site, display content customized to your preferences, and to otherwise administer the Site. You are under no obligation to provide us with this information, but without it we may not be able to fulfill some types of requests. If you do not want your personal information collected, simply do not submit it through the Site.
We make significant efforts to ensure that the personal information you provide to us remains secure. We will not sell, rent, or otherwise disclose the personal information you provide to us through the Site to parties outside of Summit or our advertising, promotional and marketing agencies and consultants unless specified herein. We will disclose personal information if we are required to do so by law or have a good faith belief that such action is necessary to conform with existing laws or to cooperate with law enforcement agencies or in legal proceedings. In addition, if all or part of Summit is sold to, or merges with, another company, or declares bankruptcy, some or all of the information collected from you may be transferred to a third party as a result of the transfer of assets. Furthermore, we may use third party contractors to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as contest administration and prize fulfillment, and may share your personal information with these contractors for those limited purposes.
We may share anonymous aggregated data with other companies that we do business with for market research purposes. For example, we may report to our advertising agency that a certain percentage of our Site's users are United States residents between the ages of 21-25.
Data Collected Automatically.
When you visit our Site, your Internet browser will automatically send us your Internet Protocol ("IP") address and information such as the type of browser you use, the date and time you accessed our Site, and the IP address of the Web site from which you linked to our Site. We may use this information to give you access to the Site, to tailor your experience on our Site, to display content customized to your preferences, and to otherwise administer the Site. We may also share this information with third parties in aggregate non-identifiable form.
Like many companies, we may store information on your computer in the form of a "cookie." A cookie may tell us whether you have visited our Site before and what pages on our Site you have viewed. The cookies we use do not collect any personal information about you, provide us with any way to contact you, or extract any information from your computer. With most Internet browsers, you can erase cookies from your hard drive, block all cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored on your computer. Please refer to your Internet browser's instructions or Help Screen to learn more about these options.
No Collection of Personal Data from Children.
Our Site is not directed towards children and should not be accessed by persons who do not represent that they are of legal drinking age. Summit will not knowingly collect any information from minors.
We will use your personal information for customer service, to provide you with information that you may request and to customize your experience on the Site. We may also use your personal information to respond to your requests, tailor offerings to you, contact you about special events, offers and information we think would be of interest to you, and notify you if you won a prize in a contest. If you would prefer not to receive direct communications from us, you can opt out of this at the time of information collection. You may also send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the word "UNSUBSCRIBE" in the subject line to opt out at any time.
Review and Correction of Your Information.
If for any reason you are concerned that your personal information that is maintained by Summit is incorrect, please contact us by e-mail at email@example.com and we will be happy to update or remove your personal information accordingly. We may continue to retain your information in our files due to technical and legal requirements, constraints related to the security, integrity and operation of our Site or to resolve disputes.
Our Site may offer links to other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our Site and to read the privacy and other policies of the sites they visit. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the policies or the content of the sites to which we link. These links are provided solely for your convenience. Summit does not endorse the content of any such third party Web site, has not reviewed all material linked to any such site, and is not responsible for the content of any such site. Your accessing and viewing of any such third party site is conducted at your own risk.
Summit has taken steps to make all information received from our on-line visitors as secure as possible against unauthorized access and use. All information is protected by our security measures, which are periodically reviewed and updated. Unfortunately no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we are committed to protecting your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information. Furthermore, please be aware that it may be possible for others to read messages that you send over the Internet, so do not send any information by e-mail that you would like to keep confidential.
Amendment of Policy.