Last modified: 24 May 2018
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions regarding this policy, please email email@example.com