The Wine Bin • 8390 Main Street • Ellicott City • Maryland • 21043 • 410-465-7802

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Privacy policy

The Wine Bin recognizes that you care how information about you is collected and used. The Wine Bin has created this Privacy Policy to inform you of our information collection, use and sharing practices for this Web site,

Please be advised that the practices described in this Privacy Policy apply only to information gathered through this Web site (the “Site”) and do not necessarily reflect our practices with respect to information gathered through other off-line means. Use of the Site is subject to our Site Terms of Use and to our personal information gathering and dissemination practices and policies as described below.

We Collect the Following Types of Information:

Your Personal Information.  We collect personal information when you purchase products from the site or when you create an account or when you submit personal information when requested with the Site. When you purchase products or otherwise create an account, you are required to submit your name, email address and other contact information. When you sign into the Site using your login information, you are not anonymous.

Information of Individuals under the age of 21.  The Wine Bin Site is intended for the use of those age 21 and over.  Use of the Site by those under the age of 21 is prohibited and your use of The Wine Bin site is an acknowledgement that you are over 21 years of age.

IP Address.  We gather your IP address when you use the Site. We use IP addresses for diagnostic and statistical purposes and to administer the Site.

Site Usage.  The Wine Bin also collects information regarding customer traffic patterns and site usage. This information is used to analyze and improve this Web site and to provide The Wine Bin customers with a fulfilling shopping experience.

Cookies.  We may also use “cookies” to store your preferences in order to make your use of the Site more productive. Cookies are small files used by many websites that reside on your computer’s hard drive and store information about your use of a particular site. Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by the browser on your hard drive. The cookies that are configured by do not contain any personally identifying information, such as your name, or sensitive information, such as your credit card number. We also use cookies to track the usage of our Site in order to enhance your use of the Site. If you do not accept cookies from the domain "" you may not be able to access certain portions of the Site.

To Contact You.

We use your personal information to contact you. Using your contact information, we may also send you e-mail messages under the following circumstances, among others:

Your contact information may be available or provided to third-party service providers and contractors (such as the Site webmaster) that are contractually obligated to protect your information as disclosed in this Web Privacy Policy.

We May Share And Disclose Your Information In The Following Ways:

Aggregated Information.  We may share certain aggregated demographic information with our business partners regarding the users of the Site. The aggregated information that we provide is not directly linked to any personally identifiable information.

Services.  We will use your personally identifiable information to provide information or perform services that you request we, or a third party, provide or perform. If the applicable information is to be provided or service is to be performed by a third party, then we will disclose the applicable information to the third party providing the information or performing the applicable service.

Our third-party service providers.  We may share your personally identifiable information with our affiliates and other business partners who work on behalf of or with the Company under confidentiality obligations. These companies may use your personal information only to assist the Company in communicating with you about the Site, the Company or other offerings of the Company or our business partners. Such third parties do not have any independent right to use or disclose personally identifiable information except as we request.

Internal Use.  We will share your personally identifiable information within our business for the purposes of furthering our business, including analyzing your information and other uses.

Exceptions.  We may use and disclose your personally identifiable information to the extent reasonably necessary to:

You understand and agree that technical processing of your information is and may be required to:

Usage Tracking.  We may monitor how our users use our Site including without limitation search terms entered, pages visited and documents viewed. This information may be stored with an IP address. This information is used solely for purposes of enabling us to provide you with a personalized Site experience. Aggregated forms of this data may also be used in order to help us understand areas for future research and to identify future features and functions to develop for the Site.

Links to Other Sites.  This Site may contain links to other Sites. We are not responsible for and shall not have any liability arising from the privacy practices or the content of other Sites.

Storage ff Personal Information.  We store information collected via the Site, including without limitation your personally identifiable information, indefinitely.

Information Review.  You can change and modify the information you previously have provided to us by contacting us at: [email protected]

Security Precautions.  The Company takes precautions to protect data and information under its control from misuse, loss or alteration. The Company’s security measures include industry-standard technology and equipment to help protect your information, and we maintain security measures to allow only the appropriate personnel and contractors access to your information. Unfortunately, no system can ensure complete security, and Company disclaims any liability resulting from use of the Site. If you have any questions about the security at our Site, please send an e-mail to: [email protected]

Notification of Changes to Our Web Privacy Policy.  We reserve the right to change or modify our information collection, use and disclosure practices set forth in this Web Privacy Policy. If we decide to change our Web Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on the Site so our users and customers are always aware of what information we collect, use and disclose. If at any point we decide to use or disclose your personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify you in writing, which may or may not be by e-mail. If you object to the change to our Web Privacy Policy, then you must contact us using the information provided in the notice. We will otherwise use and disclose a user’s or a customer’s personally identifiable information in accordance with the Web Privacy Policy that was in effect when such information was collected.

Change in Control.  If the Company experiences a “change in control” (defined below), then we may amend our information practices as described in this Web Privacy Policy. We will disclose your personally identifiable information to the company or other legal entity that succeeds our operation of the Site. The privacy policy of the succeeding legal entity will then govern the personally identifiable information that we have collected from you under this Web Privacy Policy. However, if applicable law prohibits the succeeding legal entity’s privacy policy from governing personally identifiable information, then this Web Privacy Policy shall continue to govern.

“Change in control” means any of the following events:

we undergo a reorganization, merger, consolidation, acquisition or other restructuring involving all or substantially all of our voting securities and/or assets, by operation of law or otherwise;

Questions about Our Web Privacy Policy.  If you have any questions about this Web Privacy Policy and/or the personal information practices of our Site, please email your questions to: [email protected]