What is this privacy policy for?

This privacy policy is for www.vinesocial.co.uk and is served by Vine Social Ltd (registration number 10744175) and governs the privacy of the users who choose to use it. Registered office address is Kemp House, 160 City Road, London, United Kingdom, EC1V 2NX.

We want to ensure that your personal information is safe and used properly in line with EU data regulations. The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations and requirements of the users, the website and website owners. Furthermore, the way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy.

IP addresses and cookies

We use WordPress.com, to publish our website. We use a standard WordPress service to collect anonymous information about users’ activity on the site, for example, the number of users viewing pages on the site, to monitor and report on the effectiveness of the site and help us improve it.

When someone visits our website we also use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns

We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us:

  • To estimate our audience size and usage pattern;
  • To store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our site according to your individual interests;
  • To speed up your searches; and
  • To recognise you when you return to our site.

You may refuse to accept some cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, you should be aware that if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our site and in some instances unable to proceed with the ordering of the products provided by us. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you log on to our site.

For more information on how to adjust your cookie settings, please visit: www.aboutcookies.org.

Contact and communication

The personal information you provide when contacting us (for example name, telephone number, email required for booking) is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use as detailed under GDPR legislation. We store data for as long as we deem it is required in order to deliver a service to you, that is both useful and still required.

Every effort has been made to ensure a safe and secure form to email submission process but advise users using such form to email processes that they do so at their own risk.

This website and its owners use any information submitted to provide you with further information about the products / services they offer or to assist you in answering any questions or queries you may have submitted.

Uses of personal information

We use information held about you in the following ways:

  • To ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
  • To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes;
  • To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us and to enable us to provide you with the best service possible;
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so;
  • To provide access to privileged and/or restricted areas of our site and to provide you with additional information relevant to you.

Rights you have over your data

You have a right at any time to stop us from contacting you for news and marketing purposes. You will always be given the right to opt out of any email newsletters.

If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, or would like to request that we erase any personal data we hold about you, please contact us via wine@vinesocial.co.uk. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Access to your information

You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please email us at wine@vinesocial.co.uk.

We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate.

External links

Although this website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website.

The owners of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Adverts and sponsored links

This website may contain sponsored links and adverts. These will typically be served through our advertising partners, to whom may have detailed privacy policies relating directly to the adverts they serve.

Clicking on any such adverts will send you to the advertisers website through a referral program which may use cookies and will track the number of referrals sent from this website. This may include the use of cookies which may in turn be saved on your computers hard drive. Users should therefore note they click on sponsored external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Social media platforms

Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.

Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. This website nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.

This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.

Shortened links in social media

This website and its owners through their social media platform accounts may share web links to relevant web pages. By default some social media platforms shorten lengthy URLs.

Users are advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened URLs published on social media platforms by this website and its owners. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine URLs are published many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.

This Privacy Policy was updated on 25 May 2018.