Legal [mumbo-jumbo]

LEGAL DISCLAIMER [the boring - but necessary part]
By viewing information on this website, you are verifying that you are 21 years of age or older.
Alcoholic beverages cannot be sold or delivered to anyone under the age of 21 years.


PRIVACY STATEMENT
Privacy Commitment
To protect your privacy, SIP has instituted a number of policies that give you information and control.
SIP Winery:
Provides a link to this privacy statement;
Will not store or release personal identifying information about you without first obtaining your consent; and
Will not knowingly collect or use personal identifying information from people younger than 21 years of age

This privacy statement discloses our practices for the gathering and use of information from visitors to our own websites, from people who register for services that we offer online, and from visitors to other sites where we collect information pursuant to our customer contracts.

Your Acceptance
By using our sites, you signify your agreement to the privacy polices described above. If you do not agree with our privacy policies, please do not use our site(s). If we make any substantial changes in the way we use your personal information we will notify you by posting a prominent announcement on our pages or we will e-mail you.

Personal Information
* What type of personal information do we collect and use?

If you contact us by e-mail; complete our registration forms, surveys, or entry forms; subscribe to our services or newsletters; or participate in one of our contests or sweepstakes; we will ask you for information. The information we ask for may include contact information (such as name and e-mail address); demographic information (such as zip code, age, and income level); information related to your web site such as the name, description and primary language of the site; and company name, telephone number, e-mail address, mailing address, and personal contacts within your company.

How do you use personal information?
Registration information submitted on SIP's website is used by us for the purpose for which it was submitted and may also be used by SIP to make your visits to our own sites easier and enjoyable.

Personal information may be used in several ways:
To enable us to respond to you or to process, validate, and verify service requests and to perform the requested services.
To give our own website designers information that's useful for developing new features and services that meet registrants' needs.
To tailor the registrant's experience on our sites, showing them content we think might interest them or altering the content according to their preferences.

Except for purposes stated expressly in this Privacy Policy, SIP will not use your personal information.
We do not merge, associate, or link any registration information you submit to us at our sites with any of the navigational or interest information we gather anonymously. If you want to delete or change personal information that you have given us, please contact us directly..


Chat Rooms and Forums:
Our sites may have chat rooms, forums, message boards, and news groups. Any information you disclose in these areas becomes public information, and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information to people you do not know. If you disclose your e-mail address in a chat room or forum, you may receive unsolicited e-mails or spam (but never from us). We cannot safeguard the privacy of any such information you choose to disclose online in this manner and you must do so carefully and at your own risk.
If you contact us:
We use return e-mail addresses to answer the e-mail we receive at any of our sites, but such e-mail addresses are not stored or used for any other purpose.

What kind of information do you share with others?
Except as may be stated expressly in this Privacy Policy, we do not share personal information that you give us with any third parties.

Disclosures required by law:
There is a limited number of situations requiring us to disclose your personal information to others without first receiving your consent: (1) when ordered to do so by a subpoena or court order, (2) if you violate or breach an agreement with us, (3) if we believe conduct by you will harm the property or rights of SIP Winery or those of SIP Winery users, (4) under exigent circumstances to protect the physical safety of SIP Winery , its employees, users, or the general public, (5) in connection with the sale of all or substantially all of our company's assets or the sale of an entire business division, or (6) to validate credit card numbers.

Aggregate information:
SIP Winery may share aggregate statistical information gathered from the registration process with advertisers, business partners, sponsor or other third parties, but none of them receive individual identifying information about you collected at our sites. For example, we may tell an advertiser that X number of visitors visited a certain area on a web site or that Y number of men and Z number of women filled out registration forms, but we would not disclose anything that would identify those individuals. We share this information only on an aggregate, anonymous basis and never on an individual basis.

Anonymous information
Our Cookies
Your browser offers cookies that store small amounts of data on your computer about your visits to our sites. Cookies assist us in tracking which of our features you like best. And when you re-visit our sites, cookies can enable us to recognize that you are a return visitor and to customize our content according to your preferences. However, cookies tell us nothing about you personally unless you choose to give us additional information.

We may use cookies to:
* Keep count of your return visits to our site or our clients' sites
* Accumulate and report anonymous, aggregate, statistical information on Web site usage
* Deliver content specific to your interests
* Save your password so you don't have to re-enter it each time you visit our sites.

In general, we do not use cookies to identify, monitor, or track any personally identifiable information. Our cookies do not contain any personally identifiable information about you. We do not merge or associate our cookie information with any personally identifiable information obtained by us. When we collect personally identifiable information on our customers' behalf, acting as our customers' agent, we may use cookies to associate that information with your browsing patterns on such customers' web pages. However, we will not share, disclose, report, transfer or deliver such personal information to any person or entity other than our customer.

You have control over cookies. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. For more information on how to modify your browser settings to block or filter cookies, see
http://www.cookiecentral.com/faq/. If you reject some or all cookies, your experience at our sites and on other sites may not be complete. Some sites require cookies to function, such as those with certain e-commerce features. If you do not allow cookies, you will not be able to take advantage of personalized content delivery offered by us or other Internet sites.


Web Beacons:
Our web pages umay contain electronic image requests (called a "single-pixel gif" or "web beacon" request) that allow us to count page views and to access cookies. Any electronic image viewed as part of a web page, including an ad banner, can act as a web beacon. Web beacons are typically 1-by-1 pixel files, but their presence can usually be seen within the Internet Explorer browser by clicking on "View" and then on "Source" on the Internet Explorer menu. We include web beacons in HTML-formatted newsletters that we send to opt-in subscribers in order to count how many newsletters have been read. Our web beacons do not collect, gather, monitor or share any personal information about our web site visitors, they are just the technique we use to compile our anonymous information about web site usage.


Computer Profiles:
Through our technology, we also collect and accumulate other anonymous data that helps us understand and analyze the Internet experience of our visitors. For example, we accumulate visitor data relating to referring domains, the type of browsers used, operating system software (e.g. Windows 95 vs. 98), screen resolutions, color capabilities, plug-ins, language settings, cookie preferences, search engine keywords and JavaScript enablement. We also record number of visits, paths taken, and time spent on sites and pages. None of this information is personally identifiable and we only share this information in the aggregate, reflecting overall web site or Internet usage trends.


Security Information:
Our sites have physical, electronic, and managerial security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. We take many measures to protect this information while it is stored:
We monitor system and application activity logs to identify any unusual activity, from authorized or unauthorized individuals accessing our systems or making changes to stored information. We regularly perform preventative system maintenance and monitoring to ensure the security of our data systems.
Our servers are maintained in secure facilities. SIP and its partners' network operations personnel monitor data center seven days per week. Backup tapes are retrieved daily and stored at an off-site location

You can set up a user id and password to use our websites, but we do not require you to establish your identity when you visit our sites. However, if you have subscribed for some of our services or are customers seeking access to your account information, you will have to provide passwords. We recommend you do not divulge your password to anyone. SIP will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited telephone call or e-mail. You are responsible for the secrecy of your passwords.

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.


Edit your information or opt out:
We may contact any registrant at any time regarding our service-related problems or questions as well as changes to policies or terms of service, but we want you to have control of your personal information and the communications directed to you. Therefore, you can review, correct, change, or remove your personal registration information and elect not to receive future communications from us by e-mailing us at nothanks@greatestsip.com. To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making changes.