Irrespective of which country you reside in or supply information from, you authorize Vivino to use your information in the United States and any other country where Vivino operates.
The main points to understand
- When using Vivino with default settings, you have a publicly available Vivino-account, where other users can follow your activity. If you want your wine-experiences to be private, you can change your Privacy Setting from "Anyone" to "Nobody" in the app or the website.
- Vivino never posts content to your Facebook account automatically. Any sharing on Facebook, Twitter or other social networks outside Vivino only happens when you actively request the posting to happen.
- Vivino Aps owns all rights to photos taken with the Vivino app.
- When using Vivino from certain countries, with the default settings unchanged, you will receive a weekly email from Vivino containing special offers on premium wines available at a discount. You can unsubscribe from these mails at any time, including during sign-up. The countries involved are currently: Denmark, United States.
Information Collection and Use
We collect and use your information below to provide our Services and to measure and improve them over time.
Information Collected Upon Registration: When you create or reconfigure a Vivino account, you provide some personal information, such as your name, username, password, and email address. Some of this information, for example, your name and username, is listed publicly on our Services, including on your profile page and in search results.
You may use your account settings to unsubscribe from notifications from Vivino. You may also unsubscribe by following the instructions contained within the notification or the instructions on our website. We may use your contact information to help others find your Vivino account, including through third-party services and client applications.
Your account settings control whether others can find you by your email address. If you email us, we may keep your message, email address and contact information to respond to your request. If you connect your Vivino account to your account on another service in order to cross-post between Vivino and that service, the other service may send us your registration or profile information on that service and other information that you authorize. This information enables cross-posting.
Wine ratings, Tasting Notes, Following, Followers: Our Services are designed to help you share information with the world. Our default is almost always to make the information you provide public for as long as you do not delete it from Vivino, but we generally give you settings to make the information more private if you want. Your public information is broadly and instantly disseminated. For instance, your public user profile information may be searchable by search engines. When you share information or content like photos or ratings via the Services, you should think carefully about what you are making public.
Location Information: You may choose to add your location in your Scans. We may use and store information about your location to provide features of our Services, such as creating lists of availability of certain wines.
Cookies: Like many websites, we use "cookie" technology to collect additional website usage data and to improve our Services, but we do not require cookies for many parts of our Services such as searching and looking at public user profiles. A cookie is a small data file that is transferred to your computer's hard disk. Vivino may use both session cookies and persistent cookies to better understand how you interact with our Services, to monitor aggregate usage by our users and web traffic routing on our Services, and to customize and improve our Services. Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. You can instruct your browser, by changing its settings, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. However, some Services may not function properly if you disable cookies.
Log Data: Our servers automatically record information ("Log Data") created by your use of the Services. Log Data may include information such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, the referring web page, pages visited, location, your mobile carrier, device and application IDs, search terms, and cookie information. We receive Log Data when you interact with our Services, for example, when you visit our websites, sign into our Services or interact with our email notifications. Vivino uses Log Data to provide our Services and to measure, customize, and improve them. If not already done earlier, we will either delete Log Data or remove any common account identifiers, such as your username, full IP address, or email address, after 18 months.
Third-Party Service Providers: Vivino uses a variety of third-party services to help provide our Services, such as hosting our various blogs and wikis, and to help us understand the use of our Services, such as Google Analytics. These third-party service providers may collect information sent by your browser as part of a web page request, such as cookies or your IP address.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
Modifying Your Personal Information
If you are a registered user of our Services, we provide you with tools and account settings to access or modify the personal information you provided to us and associated with your account.
Our Policy Towards Children
Our Services are not directed to persons under 13. If you become aware that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, please contact us at email@example.com. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we take steps to remove such information and terminate the child's account. You can find additional resources for parents and teens here.
EU Safe Harbor Framework
Vivino complies with the U.S.-E.U. and U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view our certification, please visit the U.S. Department of Commerce website.
Changes to this Policy
Effective: August 4, 2012