This User Agreement and Privacy Policy governs each website, mobile site, application, and/or other service, regardless of how distributed, transmitted, published, or broadcast (each, a “Service”) provided by Approach Guides and its subsidiaries and/or affiliates (“we,” “us,” or “our”) that links to this User Agreement and Privacy Policy, which is binding on all those who access, visit and/or use the Service, whether acting as an individual or on behalf of an entity, including you and all persons, entities, or digital engines of any kind that harvest, crawl, index, scrape, spider, or mine digital content by an automated or manual process or otherwise (collectively, “you” or “your”).

At Approach Guides, we understand the importance of your personal privacy. This policy is available to help you understand the handling of information while using our Services.

HOW WE COLLECT INFORMATION

Personal information is information about you that is personally identifiable like your name, address, email address, or phone number, that is not otherwise publicly available. Approach Guides collects personal information in a variety of ways, including when you subscribe to or use an Approach Guides Service; when you subscribe to Approach Guides emails notices; when you register for or participate in Approach Guides events; when you visit Approach Guides website, mobile application or the websites or mobile applications of certain Approach Guides Partners; when you download Approach Guides travel guides; and when you purchase or subscribe to an Approach Guides Service.

When you register for an Approach Guides Service, we ask for and collect information such as, but not limited to; your name, email address, company, job title, country and zip code. For some Services we may also ask for your address and information about you or your business’s industry, assets or income. Once you register with Approach Guides and sign in to our Services, you are not anonymous to us.

If you are purchasing something from an Approach Guides website, we need to know personal information such as your name, email address, mailing address, credit card number, and expiration date. This allows us to process and fulfill your order and to notify you of your order status. This information may also be used by Approach Guides to notify you of related Services. Credit card information will not be shared or sold to unaffiliated third parties for any purpose without your express permission, except as necessary to process the transaction.

TRANSPARENCY AND CHOICE

People have different privacy concerns. Our goal is to be clear about what information we collect, so that you can make meaningful choices about how it is used. For example:

Wherever it is optional to collect additional information about you, we transparently inform you about what information we need, why we ask for it and we require your consent to process such information. When you change your mind, there is always a convenient way how to let us know.

You can always set your own Cookie preferences and therefore decide whether you agree to be on our radar when it comes to ads or behavior analytics or not.

COOKIES AND RELATED TECHNOLOGIES

We collect information through technology, such as cookies, pixels, and Web beacons, including when you visit our websites. “Cookies” are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. Approach Guides or its Partners may send a cookie to your computer through your browser. Approach Guides uses cookies to track page requests and the duration of each user’s visit, and the use of cookies allows us to provide a user’s browser with information tailored to the user’s preferences and needs and to also streamline the user’s visits to our website. You can choose whether to accept cookies by changing the settings of your browser. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or allow your browser to show you when a cookie is being sent. If you choose not to accept cookies, your experience at our website and other websites may be diminished and some features may not work as intended. Pixel tags are tiny graphic images that tell us what parts of the website have been visited or measure the effectiveness of searches users perform on the website. We may also use pixel tags in email messages to tell us whether emails have been opened to assure that we are only sending messages that are of interest to our users.

In addition, Approach Guides automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, Approach Guides cookie information, and the page you request. Approach Guides uses this information to help diagnose problems with our servers, for system administration, and to examine our website and mobile application traffic in aggregate. The information may be collected and used to improve the content of our websites and mobile applications and to customize content and/or layout for each user.

Please note that Approach Guides may allow third party Partners that are presenting information on some of our webpages to set and access their cookies on your computer. Among other things, these third parties may use cookies, pixel tags and other technologies to enable such third parties to record which ads your browser has loaded and which pages you may have been viewing when the ads were delivered or accessed. Partners’ use of cookies is subject to their own privacy policies, not the Approach Guides Privacy Policy.

USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

Registration is not required in order to use some of our Services. However, Approach Guides may provide comments, ratings, submission forms, etc. to its users. You may be required to register for these features. If you do register, and in the process provide us with personally identifiable information, no information will be shared with any third-party organization except with your express consent. If you post comments or ratings on the website or mobile application, any personally identifiable information you provide in those comments or articles will be public. As such, we are not responsible for personally identifiable information that you may choose to share through these channels.

We also provide users the opportunity to sign up to receive communications from us. In this case, we ask the user for personally identifiable information. Depending on what the user opts-in for, these communications will include some or all of the following: newsletters, company updates, and/or other relevant promotions. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in any email we send, or by replying to any email stating you’d like to removed from our list.

We may use personal information collected through our websites and mobile applications to send out targeted email promotions on behalf of our Partners.

If you participate in an Approach Guides event such as a webinar or other time-sensitive programs, we use personal information to contact you to remind you of upcoming deadlines or additional information concerning these programs.

Approach Guides occasionally conducts subscriber and/or user surveys to better target our Services to our audiences. The aggregated information collected is sometimes shared with our Partners, however, we do not share specific individual information with third parties.

Approach Guides operates several Services featuring its travel- and wine-related content and services. Approach Guides may share personal information collected from users of its Services internally across these Services to better serve its users.

Approach Guides has numerous Services and therefore numerous email and promotion lists. In an effort to allow users to tailor their participation in Approach Guides Services, Approach Guides provides users the ability to choose specific lists or products of interest and opt-out options are Service and use/list specific. All email promotions sent from Approach Guides provide an opt-out link at the bottom of the email pursuant to which users can opt-out of specific products and promotions. If you receive one of these emails and wish to unsubscribe please follow the instructions given in each email or contact privacy@approachguides.com.

If you provide financial information, we use that information primarily to verify your credit and collect payments for your purchases, orders, subscriptions, etc.

If you provide us with personally identifiable information for the purposes of receiving these communications, this information will not be shared with any third-party organization except with your express consent. If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer wish us to possess your information, you can request correction, updating, or deletion of your information by emailing us at privacy@approachguides.com.

SHARING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION WITH THIRD PARTIES

Approach Guides does not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people or non-affiliated companies except to provide products or services you have requested, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:

We may provide personal information about our users to trusted partners and vendors who work on behalf of or with Approach Guides under confidentiality and similar agreements prohibiting such parties’ further use of the information. These companies may use your personal information to help Approach Guides communicate with you about offers from Approach Guides and our Partners. However, these companies do not have any independent right to use or share this information.

When you register for an event or other promotion that is sponsored by a third party, the third party will be provided personal information unless otherwise posted in connection with the promotion. This is noted on all forms upon submission.

OUTSIDE LINKS

Our websites and mobile applications may contain links to other websites that are not controlled by us. We are not responsible for the privacy practices and policies of any website other than our own.

SECURITY

We follow accepted industry standards to protect personal information you have provided.

We work hard to protect Approach Guides and our users from unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of information we hold. In particular:

We encrypt our services using SSL, in transit and at rest as well.

We review our information collection, storage and processing practices, including physical security measures, to guard against unauthorized access to systems.

We restrict access to personal information to those of Approach Guides staff, and third parties who need to know that information in order to process it for us, and who are subject to strict contractual confidentiality obligations and may be disciplined or terminated if they fail to meet these obligations.

However, no method of electronic storage can ever be 100% secure. Therefore we are not in a position to guarantee the absolute security of your information.

LEGAL DISCLAIMER

We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process served on our website.

UPDATE/CHANGE YOUR USER PROFILE OR PREFERENCES

To update your email address or change your email preferences please contact privacy@approachguides.com.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

Approach Guides reserves the right, at any time and without notice, to add to, change, update or modify this Privacy Policy, simply by posting such change, update or modification on the website. Any such change, update or modification will be effective immediately upon posting on the website. Users will be informed of changes to this Privacy Policy via the “updated as of” notice on this Policy.

This privacy policy applies to all Approach Guides websites including http://approachguides.com/; http://wine.approachguides.com/; http://admin.approachguides.com/; http://go.approachguides.com/; http://developer.approachguides.com/; http://partner.approachguides.com/; http://tripreads.com/; http://travinspir.es; http://apr.gd; http://aprch.us;

CONTACT DETAILS

If you have any questions regarding this policy, please email privacy@approachguides.com

 

This Privacy Policy was last updated on 24 May 2018.