Privacy

Effective as of May 24, 2018

At Whiskey Riff (the “Site”), we understand that your privacy is of critical importance.  This Privacy Policy describes what information we collect from you via the Site and how we use and disclose such information.

Our Use of Cookies

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.  Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

We use cookies for the following purposes:

(a) authentication – we use cookies to identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate our website;

(b) status – we use cookies [to help us to determine if you are logged into our website;

(c) personalization – we use cookies [to store information about your preferences and to personalize the website for you;

(d) security – we use cookies [as an element of the security measures used to protect user accounts, including preventing fraudulent use of login credentials, and to protect our website and services generally;

(e) advertising – we use cookies [to help us to display advertisements that will be relevant to you; and

(f) analysis – we use cookies [to help us to analyze the use and performance of our website and services;

We use Google Analytics to analyze the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google’s privacy policy is available at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:

(a) https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome);

(b) https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences(Firefox);

(c) http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/ (Opera);

(d) https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);

(e) https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari); and

(f) https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy (Edge).

Please note that blocking cookies may have a negative impact on the functions of many websites, including our Site. Some features of the Site may cease to be available to you.

Interest-Based Advertising

Advertising Privacy Statement

This Site is affiliated with AdThrive, LLC (“AdThrive”) for the purposes of placing advertising on the Site. AdThrive uses standard and widely-available tools for the placement and serving of ads, including those provided by Google, Inc. and its affiliates. We publish interest-based advertisements on the Site; that is, ads that are tailored to reflect your interests. To help understand your interests, AdThrive, Google and our other advertising partners will track your behaviour on our website and on other websites across the Internet using cookies.

By using this Site, you consent to the use of such cookies and the sharing of data captured by such cookies with AdThrive, Google, and our other third party partners.You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser by visiting: https://adssettings.google.com. You can also opt out of the network cookie using those settings or using the Network Advertising Initiative’s multi-cookie opt-out mechanism at: http://optout.networkadvertising.org.  However, these opt-out mechanisms themselves use cookies, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained.

For European Economic Area Residents

If you reside in a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), then under the GDPR and applicable data protection laws you have the rights, among other things, to access your personal data, have us erase it, and/or restrict its further processing.  If you wish to access or delete your personal data (if any) maintained by us or AdThrive related to advertising on the Site, you can contact AdThrive at info@adthrive.com. If you wish to see a list of the advertising partners we work with or change which of those partners track your behavior using cookies, click the ad preferences icon. (Available in the EU.)

Email Addresses

We may collect your email address, but only if you voluntarily provide it to us. This may occur, for example, if you sign up to receive an email newsletter, or enter a promotion. If you have provided your email address to us, we promise to use it only for the purposes for which it is provided.  We will not use your email address to contact you for unrelated reasons. You may opt out of such email communications at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” button in the email.

Your email address may also be shared with the technology provider we use in connection with the purposes for which you provided it, and that technology provider may also contact you from time to time.

If you are a resident of a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), please refer to the section below entitled “Additional Rights of EEA Residents.”

Registration or Account Data

We may collect other information from you when you register with our Site in order to use various features.  Such information could include your name, birthday, postal code, screen name, and password (if applicable). As you use the Site, we could collect other data that you provide voluntarily (such as comments that you post).

We may use third parties to provide the functionality to allow you to register for the Site, in which case the third party will also have access to your information. Otherwise, we will not provide any personally-identifying information about you to third parties, except if required by law.

If you are a resident of a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), please refer to the section below entitled “Additional Rights of EEA Residents.”

Transactional Data

We may process information relating to transactions, including purchases of goods and services, that you enter into with us and/or through our shop site www.shop.whiskeyriff.com(“Shop”). The Transactional Data may include your contact details, your card details and the transaction details. The transaction data may be processed for the purpose of supplying the purchased goods and services and keeping proper records of those transactions.  Payment processing on the Shop is handled by our payment services providers, Google Pay, PayPal, or Shopify Payments. We will share transaction data with our payment services providers only to the extent necessary for the purposes of processing your payments, refunding such payments and dealing with complaints and queries relating to such payments and refunds. You can find information about the payment services providers’ privacy policies and practices at https://www.shopify.com/legal/privacy

Additional Rights of EEA (European Economic Area) Residents

If you are a resident of a country in the EEA, you have the rights, among others, to:

(i)  access your personal data

(ii)  ensure the accuracy of your personal data

(iii) the right to have us delete your personal data

(iv)  the right to restrict further processing of your personal data, and

(v)  the right to complain to a supervisory authority in your country of residence in the event that data is misused

If you believe that our processing of your personal information infringes data protection laws, you have a legal right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection. You may do so in the EU member state of your residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.

You may exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal data by written notice to us addressed to the following:

Whiskey Riff
Attn: Wes Langeler
1353 N. Sedgwick St., Ste 1
Chicago IL 60610
wes@whiskeyriff.com

Sale of Business or Assets

In the event that the Site or substantially all of its assets is sold or disposed of as a going concern, whether by merger, sale of assets or otherwise, or in the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership, the information we have collected about you may be one of the assets sold or merged in connection with that transaction.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. The most recent version of the Privacy Policy will always be posted on the Site, with the “Effective Date” posted at the top of the Policy. We may revise and update this Privacy Policy if our practices change, as technology changes, or as we add new services or change existing ones. If we make any material changes to our Privacy Policy or how we handle your personal information, or we are going to use any personal information in a manner that is materially different from that stated in our Privacy Policy at the time we collected such information, we will give you a reasonable opportunity to consent to the change. If you do not consent, your personal information will be used as agreed to under the terms of the privacy policy in effect at the time we obtained that information. By using our Site or services after the Effective Date, you are deemed to consent to our then-current privacy policy. We will use information previously obtained in accordance with the Privacy Policy in effect when the information was obtained from you.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, or the practices of this Site, please contact us at wes@whiskeyriff.com

Or write to us at:

Whiskey Riff, Attn: Wes Langeler, 1353 N. Sedgwick St., Ste 1, Chicago IL 60610

 

Copyright Policy

These Copyright Policy cover all of the websites and any associated content, including without limitation, any and all mobile or desktop applications, Apps, email, over-the-top-platforms, streaming services, software, services, RSS and Mobile Services (as defined below) or other materials or services made available on, from, or through websites (collectively, the “Websites”) of Momentum Media, LLC and its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively, “Momentum Media”). All media on the Websites are either: licensed by Momentum Media, submitted to the Websites by users, readily available and believed to be in the public domain, or used in “fair use” under the U.S. Copyright Act.  Momentum Media respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects its users to do the same.

For Copyright Owners.

If you are a copyright owner of a photograph, video, or other material that appears on any of the Websites, which you claim violates your copyright, please notify us as provided below.  If you are unsure whether the content you are reporting is infringing your legal rights, you may wish to seek legal guidance.  Keep in mind that submitting intentionally misleading reports of infringement may be punishable under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. Section 512 (“DMCA”) in the United States or similar laws in other countries.

Notification of Copyright Infringement – DMCA

Momentum Media is an Online Service Provider under the DMCA.  Momentum Media respects the legitimate rights of copyright owners and has adopted an efficient notice and takedown procedure as required by the DMCA and described herein.  This policy is intended to guide copyright owners in utilizing that procedure, and also to guide users and webmasters in restoring access to websites or content that is disabled due to a mistake.

Delivery of the Notice

Deliver all takedown Notices as provided by this Copyright Policy to Momentum Media by Email as follows:

BY EMAIL TO:  wes@whiskeyriff.com

Upon receipt of a valid Notice, Momentum Media will process the claim, which may result in removing or disabling access to the allegedly infringing material, subject to the user’s or webmaster’s right to submit a Counter-Notification claiming lawful use of the disabled works. In appropriate circumstances, Momentum Media will have the disputed material removed from public view, and will also notify the user or webmaster who posted the allegedly infringing material, which notification may include a complete copy of the Notice submitted regarding that material.

Notice to Owners of Copyrighted Works

If you are a copyright owner, authorized to act on behalf of one, or authorized to act under any exclusive right under copyright, please report alleged copyright infringements taking place on or through the Website by completing the following DMCA notice (“Notice”) and delivering it to Website’s Designated Copyright Agent, either in writing or by email, as provided for herein.

As a copyright owner, to provide Momentum Media with a proper valid Notice your copyright claim, your notice must be in English and must substantially contain the following:

i. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;

ii. An identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single Notice, a representative list of such works at that site;

iii. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material. This identification should include information reasonably sufficient to permit Momentum Media to locate the material, such as any URLs identifying the allegedly infringing material along with any other information that might assist Momentum Media’s Designated Copyright Agent in investigating your claim;

iv. Information reasonably sufficient to permit Momentum Media to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the you may be contacted;

v. A statement that the you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by you, your agent, or the law; and

vi. A statement that the information in the Notice is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Failure to include all of the above information may result in a delay in processing the DMCA Notification.  If you materially misrepresent that any material infringes your copyright interest, you may be liable for damages, including court costs and attorneys’ fees, and could be subject to criminal prosecution for perjury.

Material Originating From Another Website

If the allegedly infringing material originates from another website and you believe that this Website has cached that material, then confirm any of the following that apply:

i. The material has been removed from the originating site or access to the material on the originating site has been disabled;

ii. A court has ordered that the material be removed from the originating site; and/or

iii. A court has ordered that access to the material on the originating site be disabled.

Failure to include all of the above information may result in a delay in processing the DMCA Notification.  If you materially misrepresent that any material infringes your copyright interest, you may be liable for damages, including court costs and attorneys’ fees, and could be subject to criminal prosecution for perjury.

Counter-Notifications

If you receive notice that material that you submitted has been removed by Momentum Media pursuant to a Notice, and you believe that removal was in error or not pursuant to a valid copyright claim, you may seek to have the material replaced by submitting a Counter-Notice to Momentum Media.

Counter-Notifications must be submitted by the original uploader or an agent authorized to act on their behalf, such as an attorney.  After Momentum Media receives your Counter-Notification, it will forward the Counter-Notification to the party who submitted the original claim of copyright infringement.  Please note that when Momentum Media forwards the notice, it will include your personal information.  By submitting a counter notification, you consent to having your information revealed in this way. Momentum Media will not forward the counter notification to any party other than the original claimant.

To be effective and valid, Counter-Notices must contain substantially the following:

i. A physical or electronic signature of the subscriber;

ii. Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled;

iii. A statement under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled; and

iv. Your name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which the address is located, or if your address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which Momentum Media may be found, and that you will accept service of process from the uploader of the infringing material or an agent of such person.