Information DYC Collects
We are committed to providing you a useful and enjoyable online experience. When you access the Site, we may collect information from your visit in order to personalize and improve upon your experience with us and to provide you with products and services, we collect your information from different sources:
DYC collects two types of information on the Site. “Personal Information,” is information that allows someone to identify or contact you, such as your name and e-mail address, as well as any information about you that is associated with or linked to any of the foregoing information. The second type, “Aggregate Data,” is data not associated with or linked to your Personal Information. Aggregate Data cannot be used to identify you. We collect Personal Information and Aggregate Data based on your use of the Site.
We don’t knowingly collect, maintain, or use information from individuals under the age permitted to consume alcoholic beverages in the jurisdiction or territory where they are located. If we find out we have unknowingly collected such information we will take commercially reasonable measures to delete that information from our system as soon as possible. We are not responsible for the collection and use of information by companies or individuals unaffiliated with us whose Sites may contain links to ours, including vendors where you may shop.
Please note that when you shop with a vendor who is linked to the Site, even though you may have started your visit with us, and even though our pages may still appear, your transactions are completed with a separate organization, not with us. We don’t share your information with them, but information you choose to share with them will fall under their privacy policies, which we encourage you to review. We carefully select other organizations in an effort to bring you with value, but we cannot guarantee your satisfaction with these organizations.
An “IP Address” is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. In some cases, your IP address stays the same from session to session, but if you use a consumer Internet access provider (such as EarthLink, Xfinity or AT&T) your IP address may vary from session to session. We track IP addresses solely in conjunction with session cookies to analyze our Web page traffic.
We use and allow third-party service providers to use single pixel GIFs (also known as action tags or Web beacons) on the Site and also in HTML-based e-mails to let us know whether e-mails sent by us have been opened by recipients (including by anyone to whom an e-mail has been forwarded). This information helps us assess the effectiveness of the Site and of certain communications and marketing campaigns.
Information is also collected from you when:
• You join the DYC mailing list.
• You click on advertisements on the Web and via e-mails you receive from DYC.
Also, in some instances we may include certain tracking links that allow us to monitor whether you accessed specific content or advertisements. If you click on one of these links, we will record that click and certain activities on the Site page associated with that tracking link. We may use this information for various purposes, such as to conduct internal research on our users’ demographics, interests, and clicking behavior and to customize the content and advertisements you see.
When you register with DYC, we may use Personal Information to:
• Present you with advertising on the Site, based on your interests.
• Improve the content and layout of DYC.
• Statistically analyze user behavior.
• Receive feedback on editorial content.
• Develop products, marketing, and promotions internally at DYC.
In addition, when you join the DYC mailing list, we will use your Personal Information to provide other services, including:
• Providing you with personalized information via e-mail and/or postal mail.
• Contacting you for feedback and surveys via e-mail and/or postal mail.
• Sending you general and administrative information about your DYC membership via e-mail and/or postal mail.
• Allowing you to participate in market-research activities through DYC.
DYC does not currently accept advertising and sponsorships. Nonetheless, DYC uses your Personal Information in the course of operating our business in several ways, which include:
Your Choices Regarding Your Personal Data
Blogs, Videos, and Other User-Generated Postings; Social Networking
DYC may disclose information about you and your use of the Site if DYC believes such disclosure is reasonably necessary in order to:
A Note to Non-U.S. Users
YOU EXPRESSLY CONSENT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT. YOUR PERSONAL DATA MAY BE PROCESSED IN THE UNITED STATES. U.S. FEDERAL AND STATE LAWS REGARDING PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA MAY BE LESS STRINGENT THAN THE LAWS IN YOUR COUNTRY.
A Note to Users in California and Canada
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