Cincinnati Food and Wine Classic, LLC (“CFWC”) respects your individual privacy and is committed to providing you with a clear and concise description of the nature and intended use of information we collect. Our Privacy Policy is set forth below. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. This Privacy Policy discloses our privacy practices in connection with the CFWC website (top level domain www.cincinnatifoodandwineclassic.com) (the “Website”). Any questions or concerns should be submitted in writing to Cincinnati Food and Wine Classic, LLC, Attn: Legal Department, 314 Boal Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202.

This Privacy Policy sets forth the type of information that we gather about you while you are using the Website and the ways in which we use and potentially share this information. By visiting and using the Website, you agree that your use of such Website and any dispute over our online privacy practices is governed by this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service. Since our products and services as well as the nature of the Internet are both fluid and evolving, we reserve the right to amend this Privacy Policy or our Terms of Service at anytime. Any such amendment shall be immediately effective upon being posted on the Website. Your continued use the Website after we post any such changes shall serve as your acceptance to any and all modifications to our Privacy Policy.

Intended User-base: Who the Services are for?
Use of the Website, including the information, products and services offered on the Website, is provided for anyone within the United States and who has reached the age of 21 years old. The Website is not intended for use by any person under the age of 21. If you are under 21, you may not submit any information, registrations or otherwise provide us with any of your personal details. CFWC will not knowingly collect any personal information from any person under 21 years of age.

Data Collection: What Information is Collected About Visitors?
The information that we collect about you while you are using the Website falls into two general categories, as described below. The information we collect may be collected directly by us, or it may be collected by a third-party website hosting provider, or another third-party service provider, such as a credit card processing company, on our behalf. Transactions, data submissions and other activities that occur on such third party websites are governed by the terms and conditions and privacy policies of such third party providers.

  1. Information You Provide to Us.

We may collect and store information, including personally-identifiable information (such as your name, postal address, phone number or e-mail address), or other information, that you voluntarily supply to us either while on the Web Site or in responding via e-mail in connection with a feature provided as part of or service. Some examples of this type of information include information that you electronically submit when you contact us with questions, information that you post on blogs, discussion forums or other community posting and social networking areas on our Website, information that you electronically submit when you complete an online registration form to access and use certain features of the Website, and information contained in search requests or questions that you submit to the us. We also may ask for information (including a credit card number and other financial information) from those users who make purchases or have payment transactions as part of the services that we provide. If you decline to supply or provide us with certain information while using the Website , you may not be able to use or participate in some or all of the features offered in connection with therewith.

2. Information that is automatically collected.

We also collect and store non-personally identifiable information that is generated automatically as you navigate through the Website. For example, we may collect information about your connection to the Internet, which allows us to, among other things, improve the delivery of our web pages to you and to measure traffic on the Website. We also may use a standard feature found in browser software called a “cookie” to enhance your experience in connection with your use of the Website. Cookies are small files that your web browser places on your hard drive for record-keeping purposes. Cookies allow us to track how and when you use the Website, help us deliver advertisements, identify how many unique users visit us, and track user trends and patterns. They also prevent you from having to re-enter your preferences on certain areas of the Website where you have entered preference information before. We may also use web beacons (single-pixel graphic files also known as “transparent GIFs”) in connection with the Website, or in emails we send to you. We use the web beacons to access cookies, count users who visit the Website or open or interact with our HTML-formatted e-mail messages and to evaluate campaign effectiveness. If you want to limit the non-personally identifiable information that is automatically collected while you use our Website, most Web browsers allow you to disable cookies. If you choose to disable cookies, you may not be able to use or participate in some or all of the features offered through the Website.

Data Usage: How is my Information Used?
We use the information we collect from you while you are using the Service in a variety of ways, including, for example, to process your registration request, provide you with services and communications that you have requested, customize features and advertising that appear on the Website, deliver content to you, measure Website traffic, measure user interests and traffic patterns, and improve our services and features offered via the Website. We may share information we collect while you are using the Website with our affiliates and with trusted third-party service providers who assist us in providing services. We take reasonable steps to help protect your information against loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure. WE, HOWEVER, EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO OFFERING ANY DEFINITIVE PROMISE OF SECURITY IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR INFORMATION.

Our Website may include links to other websites and provide access to products and services offered by third parties, whose privacy policies and practices we do not control. Additionally, we may permit, solicit or contract with certain other companies to conduct advertising campaigns on our behalf. You may be presented with advertisements or other promotional opportunities while using the Website and those advertisements or other promotional opportunities may be originated or redirected from the servers of those advertising companies or their agencies or service providers. Some advertisers may use their own cookies or other data collection techniques to or contextually target the advertisements and customize to whom the advertisements are displayed. When you access another website or purchase products or services from a third party web site, use of any information you provide is governed by the privacy policy of the operator of the site you are visiting or the provider of such products or services.

Please be aware that we may occasionally release information about visitors if required to do so by law or if, in our business judgment, such disclosure is reasonably necessary: (a) to comply with legal process; (b) to enforce our Terms of Service; or (c) to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of our Website, us, our affiliates, our officers, directors, employees, representatives, our licensors, other users, and/or the public.

Please also note that as our business grows, we may buy or sell various assets. In the unlikely event that we sell some or all of our assets, or our Website is acquired by another company, information about the users of our Website may be among the transferred assets.

Contact: How can I contact CFWC about my questions related to this policy?
You can contact us about this privacy statement by writing to us or sending an email to us using the information below:

Cincinnati Food and Wine Classic, LLC
Attn: Legal Department,
18 W. Seventh Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202