Like many companies, Skinner Vineyards & Winery automatically tracks the usage of our website. We profile website usage by tracking the Skinner Vineyards & Winery pages viewed, the frequency of visits, the browser used ISP and the region our visitors come from. This information is used to analyze trends, track use, and optimize site administration and is not tied to any identifiable person or account. Your activity while visiting our site is completely anonymous.
In order purchase wine from our website, you must first complete the registration form. During registration, you are required to give certain contact information (such as name, email address) and create a password. This information is used to contact you about the services on our site for which you have expressed interest (your Skinner Vineyards & Winery purchase information will never include your credit card information). You may opt out of receiving communications from us either during registration, or at any other time by emailing us, by calling us at (530) 620-2220 or by emailing us at email@example.com. Although we require you to verify your age in order to purchase, it is optional for you to provide demographic information (such as gender) and preferences (such as interests) to register. However, you are encouraged to do so in order that we can provide you a more personalized experience on our site.
Secured Purchase Information
When a credit card order is placed on our website, your name, billing address, shipping address, telephone number, credit card number and expiration date are gathered. This is used to verify payment authorization, process your order, personalize your shopping experience, inform you of deliveries, deliver the merchandise to the proper destination and generate statistics. Skinner Vineyards & Winery takes numerous precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, the information is protected both online and offline.
For all purchase information, Skinner Vineyards & Winery uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) underneath HTTPS, providing an encrypted channel and server authentication, so that all such information is transmitted through a secured server connection. Before your order is processed online, your browser will make a confirmed identification that the transmission of all data is being made between your computer and with Skinner Vineyards & Winery. While on a secure page, such as our order form, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked or open, when you are just “surfing.”
While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also take several steps to protect your information offline. All of your information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our billing clerk or a Customer Service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information. Our employees use password-protected systems to gain access to your information only in the course of doing business. Furthermore, ALL employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Every quarter, as well as any time new policies are added, our employees are notified and/or reminded about the importance we place on privacy and what they can do to ensure our customers’ information is protected. Finally, the servers on which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment, behind a locked cage.
If you have any questions about the security of our website, you can email us or call us at (530) 620-2220.
Skinner Vineyards & Winery is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. Skinner Vineyards & Winery collects information from you at several different points on our website. As a registered user, you should expect to receive an email welcoming you to our website. As a purchaser, you should expect to receive an email confirming your order, an email confirming your shipment, an electronic receipt and a paper receipt (which accompanies your order).
As a customer of Skinner Vineyards & Winery, you have the option to receive Skinner Vineyards & Winery’s newsletters via email. We also communicate with you on a regular basis to provide requested services. We reply to your inquiries on issues relating to your account via email or phone, in accordance with your wishes. For instance, when you use the “Contact Us” link, we use this information solely to respond to your questions and comments and to improve our customer service.
We employ other companies to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include fulfilling orders, delivering packages, sending postal mail and processing credit card payments. They have access only to the personal information needed to perform their functions but may not use it for other purposes.
At registration, you may opt out of receiving communications from Skinner Vineyards & Winery. After registration, you may also opt out of receiving communications from Skinner Vineyards & Winery by clicking the “Unsubscribe” link provided in our emails to you, emailing us or by calling us at (530) 620-2220. We can also be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please allow up to one week to process your request.
The Skinner Vineyards & Winery website may have links to other websites on the Internet that are not owned or controlled by Skinner Vineyards & Winery. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or the content of these websites, nor does this mean that Skinner Vineyards & Winery endorses them in any way.
Correcting, Updating and Deleting Information
If your personally identifiable information (such as zip code, phone, email or postal address) changes, or if you no longer desire to belong on our mailing list, we provide a way to correct, update or delete/deactivate your personally identifiable information. This can usually be done under “My Account” or by emailing or calling (530) 620-2220 or by email to email@example.com.
Disclosure to Authorities
Further, you authorize Skinner Vineyards & Winery to disclose your password, name, street address, city, state, zip code, country, phone number, email address and company as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate in connection with an investigation of fraud, gray market, intellectual property infringement, piracy or other unlawful activity. Specifically, this includes exchanging such information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction. Skinner Vineyards & Winery cooperates with law enforcement inquiries and other third parties to enforce laws, intellectual property and other rights.
If you do not accept or if you remove our cookies, you might not be able to make a purchase on our site. However, you may still call to place your order at (530) 620-2220.
We’re always looking for ways to improve our site’s features and services and to improve the way we communicate our information practices. As a result, these policies are updated from time to time. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.
I. What kind of information do we collect from you when you visit our site?
When you visit skinnervineyards.com, our stats package from Google collects some basic information about your browser. Examples are things like what type of browser and operating system are you using; how long did you stay on our site; what pages did you look at. This helps us understand how visitors browse our site, so that we can make their shopping experience better.
We also collect personal information about you when you check out of our store such as your name, address, postal code, phone number, etc. We need this information to process payment and ship merchandise to you.
II. Sharing of personal information – we don’t do it.
Under no circumstances will we share any personal information that we collect with any third parties or web sites. All the information you give us is completely private and used solely for order processing and shipping. If you give us permission to send you marketing emails then we use your email for that purpose, but never does that email get sold or distributed to any other web site or list.
III. Newsletter Opt-Out.
If you have chosen to opt into our newsletter or marketing emails and decide to opt out, we have a simple unsubscribe form that will let you get off our email list. Also, under the member area, you will find a simple form to unsubscribe.
IV. Consumer inquiries and privacy.
If you have any questions about your privacy, or want to make changes to your profile, or get off our marketing list, simply send us an email.
V. Protecting your information.
All the payment information we collect is done so under SSL – a standard internet security measure. Any data that we store about you is kept behind a secure firewall in our database and is not accessible to the public in any way.