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Beer Tourism is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Beer Tourism Web site and governs data collection and usage.

By using the Beer Tourism website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.


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Collection of your Personal Information

Beer Tourism collects and uses your personal information to operate the Beer Tourism Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Beer Tourism also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Beer Tourism and its affiliates.

This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Beer Tourism to users whose behaviour indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area. Beer Tourism websites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Beer Tourism or the site.

  • (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Beer Tourism.

  • (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of www.beertourism.com, or the public.

Beer Tourism keeps track of the pages our users visit within www.beertourism.com, in order to determine what Beer Tourism services are the most popular.


What do we use your information for?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

  • To personalize your experience.

  • To improve our website.

  • To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.

  • To share with our third party marketing partners so they may send you offers which you may find of interest.

  • To send periodic emails.

The email address you provide to subscribe to a newsletter, receive information or enter to win a prize may be used to send you information and updates, relevant content and advertisements.

Note: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by www.beertourism.com. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, access times and referring Web site addresses.

This information is used by Beer Tourism for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Beer Tourism Web site.


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Cookie Policy

About our cookies – supporting your informed choice

Our Web site uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our Web site. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our Web site and also allows us to improve our site.

This cookie policy provides you with clear and comprehensive information about the cookies we use and the purposes for using those cookies.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are tiny data files that Web sites place on your computer or other device when you visit it. They're used by many website operators and contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. Our site makes use of cookies to help manage the site and your visitor experience.

These cookies may be used to collect anonymised visitor activity information, manage user log-ins, personal preferences, and provide you with relevant information or focused advertisements.

How to delete and block cookies

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon you visit our site.


What cookies do we use and why?

The cookies used on our site are categorised as follows:

  • Strictly necessary

  • Performance

  • Functionality

  • Targeting

'Strictly Necessary' cookies let you move around the Web site and use essential features. Without these cookies, services you have asked for cannot be provided.

Please note that these cookies do not gather any information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you've been on the internet.

We use these Strictly Necessary cookies to:

  • Identify you as being logged in to our Web site.

  • Make sure you connect to the right service on our Web site when we make any changes to the way the Web site works.

  • To route users to specific applications of a service.


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Performance

'Performance' cookies collect information about how you use our Web site e.g. which pages you visit, and if you experience any errors. These cookies do not collect any information that could identify you and is only used to help us improve how our Web site works, understand what interests our users and measure how effective our advertising is.

We use performance cookies to:

  • Web Analytics: Provide statistics on how our Web site is used.

  • Error Management: Help us improve the Web site by measuring any errors that occur.

  • Testing Designs: Test different designs of our Web site.

Some of our performance cookies are managed for us by third parties. However, we don't allow the third party to use the cookies for any purpose other than those listed above.

By using our site, you accept the use of 'Performance' cookies. Accepting these cookies is a condition of using the Web site, so if you prevent them we cannot guarantee how our site will perform for you.


Functionality

'Functionality' cookies are used to provide services or to remember settings to improve your visit.

We use 'Functionality' cookies to:

  • Remember settings you've applied such as layout, text size, preferences and colours.

  • Remember if we've already asked you if you want to enter a competition or sign up to our newsletter.

  • Show you when you're logged in to the Web site.

Some of these cookies are managed for us by third parties – where this is the case we don't allow the third party to use the cookies for any purpose other than those listed above.


Targeting

'Targeting' cookies are linked to services provided by third parties, such as 'Like' buttons and 'Share' buttons. The third party provides these services in return for recognising that you have visited our Web site.

We use 'Targeting' cookies to:

  • Link to social networks like Facebook, who may subsequently use information about your visit to target advertising to you on other Web sites;

  • Provide advertising agencies with information on your visit so that they can present you with adverts that you may be interested in.

You can control whether or not these cookies are used, but preventing them may stop us from offering you some services or targeted advertising.


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DoubleClick DART Cookies

  • Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on www.beertourism.com

  • Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads based on your visit to www.beertourism.com and other sites on the Internet.

  • Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at the following URL - http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html


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If you would like to unsubscribe from our services, please send email to info@beertourism.com..


Changes to this Statement

Beer Tourism will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback and the law. Beer Tourism encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Beer Tourism is protecting your information.


Contact Information

Beer Tourism welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Beer Tourism has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Beer Tourism at info@beertourism.com.

We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.


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