• Privacy Policy

    Overview:
    This Privacy Policy explains the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information through the web sites of Beer Universe, Inc. located at URLs: www.Beer-Universe.com (the “web site”). “Personal Information” means information that would allow a party to identify or contact you, including, for example, your full name, address, telephone number, or email address.

    Your privacy is important to us. Our goal is to earn and keep your trust, according to the following principles:

    - We will never rent or sell your personal information to third parties for marketing purposes
    - Any sensitive information that you provide will be secured with all industry standard protocols and technology

    If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this Privacy Policy, the homepage, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our homepage.

    Disclosure of Personal Information:
    We may disclose aggregated information about the use of our web site, that information does not contain Personal Information. However, we may share Personal Information with our contractors and service providers in order to maintain, enhance, or add to the functionality of the web site. We may also share Personal Information with companies which control, are controlled by, or are under common control with, Beer Universe, Inc.. In the case of criminal investigations, including but not limited to fraud or alleged illegal activity, we may also be obligated to share Personal Information with law enforcement, government, and/or credit card issuers.

    If Beer-Universe.com becomes part of another organization, that organization will possess the Personal Information collected by Beer-Universe.com and it will assume the rights and obligations regarding your Personal Information as described in this Privacy Policy.

    We use other third parties to provide web analytics on our site. When you sign up for Beer-Universe.com, we will share aggregate click data as necessary for the third party to provide that service. These third parties are prohibited from using your Personal Information for any other purpose.

    Information We Collect and How We Use That Information:
    In some areas of our web site, users are asked to provide contact information, such as name, email address, zip code, and drivers’ license number. This information is part of your personal profile and we may use such information for data analysis and as general demographic information. Should you choose to purchase products, your credit card information will be stored. We use this information for billing purposes only. If we have trouble processing your order, we will use your information to contact you. Sensitive information such as your credit card information will be kept completely private.

    While building your personal profile you will be asked to provide Personal Information. Your Personal Information will only be viewed by third parties at your election, unless we are legally obligated to disclose such information as described below.

    In your use of our web site, we also store such information as products you’ve reviewed, products you’ve viewed and similar information. We track clickstream data to monitor utilization and ensure good customer experience.

    We use other third parties to provide credit card processing services on our site.

    We post customer reviews on our web site, which may contain Personal Information such as the customer’s name. We do obtain the customer’s consent prior to posting the review to post their name along with their review.

    We may be legally obligated to disclose Personal Information to the government or to third parties when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to applicable law or comply with legal process served on Beer-Universe.com. Additionally, third parties may circumvent our security measures to unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. As such, we cannot ensure that your Personal Information will not be disclosed to third parties.

    Newsletters:
    If you wish to subscribe to our email communications, we will use your name and email address to send the newsletter to you. Out of respect for your privacy, we provide you a way to unsubscribe. Please see the “Opt-Out” section.

    Minors:
    Our web site is not intended for the use of persons under 21 years of age. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from persons under 21.

    Opt-Out:
    When you register for our site, we use your email address to send you internal communications from Beer-Universe.com. If you’ve registered to receive email communications from us and later change your mind, you may contact us to have your name removed from our distribution lists. You may choose to opt-out of any of our communications by changing your account settings. Please go to the Members Area and follow the instructions there in order to opt-out of communications from us.

    Internet Protocol Address:
    Like most websites, we collect Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses from all visitors to the web site. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our web site, analyze trends, track users’ movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the web site, and deliver customized, personalized content.

    Security:
    Beer-Universe.com has implemented and follows industry standard measures to protect against unauthorized access to and unlawful interception or processing of Personal Information. We also protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of our web site that is only accessible by certain qualified employees of Beer Universe, Inc. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your Personal Information, we cannot ensure or warranty the security of any such Personal Information.

    The security of your personal information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card) on our registration or order forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).

    Other web Sites:
    Our web site contains links to other web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another website over which Beer-Universe.com has no control and will bear no responsibility. Often these sites require you to enter your personal information as you apply for a job directly with the hiring company. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such web sites as their policies may differ from ours.

    Contact Information:
    Beer Universe, Inc. is located at Chicago, IL. If you have questions or concerns regarding this policy, you should contact us at feedback@Beer-Universe.com.