This policy was last updated on May 9, 2012.
Access to PBC Websites, including access to all advertising and marketing information on the PBC Websites is restricted to people of legal drinking age. Date-of birth verification is required at the entrance of the PBC Websites and age-verification prompts may also be located within the PBC Websites. If someone under the legal drinking age has provided us with personal information by obtaining access to the PBC Websites in violation of the Terms and Conditions, PBC asks that the parent or guardian of that person contact us (use email address provided in Contact Us section) and we will promptly remove such information from our records.
Personal Information We Collect and Use
Other Information We Collect
Web Beacons. Web beacons are small graphic images or other programming code (also known as “1×1 GIFS” or “clear GIFs”). We may include web beacons in the PBC Websites pages and email messages. Web beacons may be used for a number of purposes, including to count visitors to the PBC Websites, to monitor how users navigate the PBC Websites, and to count how many emails that were sent were actually opened.
Information You Share With Us
When you interact with the PBC Websites, if applicable, you may set up your personal profile, form relationships, send messages, perform searches and queries, add pictures, add video, and transmit information through various channels. We may retain this information so that, for instance, you can return to view prior information you have sent or easily see what your friends are doing.
If we adopt and you choose to use our invitation service to tell a friend about the PBC Websites or features thereon, we will ask you for information needed to send the invitation, such as your friend’s email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email or instant message inviting him or her to visit the PBC Websites. PBC stores this information to send this one-time invitation, to register a friend connection if your invitation is accepted, and to track the success of our referral program. Your friend may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request that we remove this information from our database.
Sharing of Information
We may share non-personally identifiable information, such as aggregated user statistics, with third parties. We do not share your personal information with third parties for third-party marketing purposes. We may share the information we have collected about you, including personal information, as disclosed at the time you provide your information and in the following circumstances:
Third Parties Providing Services On Our Behalf. We may use third parties to perform certain services on behalf of the PBC Websites, such as hosting the PBC Websites, designing and/or operating the PBC Websites features, and enabling PBC to send you email newsletters or performing other administrative services. We may provide these companies with access to user information, including personal information, to carry out the services they are performing for you or for us. While we may use: (a) third-party analytics service providers to evaluate and provide information about the use of the PBC Websites and viewing of our content and (b) ad-serving platforms, we do not share personal information with either of these types of entities. However, analytic service providers and ad-serving platforms may set and access their own cookies and web beacons on your device and they may otherwise collect or have access to limited information about you, including usage information.
Sweepstakes, Contests and Promotions. We may offer sweepstakes, contests, and other promotions (each, a “Promotion”) through the PBC Websites that may require registration. By participating in a Promotion, you agree to the terms, conditions and/or official rules that govern that Promotion. If you choose to enter a Promotion, personal information may be disclosed to third parties or the public in connection with the administration of such Promotion, including, without limitation, in connection with winner selection, prize fulfillment, and as required by law or permitted by the Promotion’s official rules, such as on a winners’ list.
Administrative and Legal Reasons. We may also disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to applicable law or comply with legal process served on us; and (b) protect and defend our rights or property, the PBC Websites or its users or the public.
Business Transfer. We may share personal information with our subsidiaries and affiliates for internal reasons. We also reserve the right to disclose and transfer all information related to the PBC Websites, including, without limitation, your personal information, demographic information and usage information: (i) to a subsequent owner, co-owner or operator of the PBC Websites or applicable database; or (ii) in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, restructuring, the sale of substantially all of our stock and/or assets or other corporate change, including, without limitation, during the course of any due diligence process.
Personal information collected by PBC Websites is stored in secure operating environments that are not available to the public. In some instances, personal information is encrypted during storage and transmission. Only those PBC employees and agents who need access to your Personal Information to do their jobs are allowed access, each having signed confidentiality agreements.
While we make reasonable efforts to safeguard your Personal Information once we receive it, no transmission of data over the Internet or any other public network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or information we transmit to you from the PBC Websites, and you assume all related risks.
The PBC Websites are intended solely for US visitors. You agree that any personal information you provide to us will be processed and stored on servers in the US, the laws of which may be deemed by other countries to have inadequate data protection. Accordingly, if you are located outside the US, you consent and continue to consent to the processing and storage of such data in the US and you warrant that such processing and storage will not violate any country’s data-security and data-transfer laws including the European Union Safe Harbor Director and local implementations thereof.
Opting Out. If you no longer wish to receive offers or information from the PBC Websites, send us an email at email@example.com. Please note, however, that if your email address is inserted as a third-party email address by another PBC Websites visitor using the tell-a-friend service described above, you may receive emails at the request and direction of the visitor via the automated process, even though you may have previously indicated that you do not want to receive offers or information from us.
Accessing your Personal Information. if you would like to obtain a copy of the personal information gathered by the PBC Websites, or if you would like to correct or delete such information from the PBC Websites’ marketing database, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Improper Collection and Misuse of Personal Information. Please report any improper collection or misuse of personal information provided on the PBC Websites to email@example.com.
Special Notice to California Residents
Under California Law SB 27, California residents have the right to receive, once a year, information about third parties with whom we have shared information about you for their marketing purposes during the previous calendar year, and a description of the categories of personal information shared. To make such a request, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, including the phrase “California Privacy Request” in the subject line, and provide us with your name, address, and e-mail address. We will respond to you within thirty days of receiving such a request.