/Privacy Policy & Terms of Use
Privacy Policy & Terms of Use 2018-07-16T16:53:36+00:00

Privacy Policy.

We are committed to protecting your privacy.

We collect only the information given to us by you that is commensurate with providing you with a satisfactory service. This Policy indicates the type of processes that may result in data being collected about you. Your use of this website gives us the right to collect that information.

Information Collected.

We may collect any or all of the information that you give us, including your name, address, telephone number, fax number and email address.

Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.

Credit Card Processing.

We will never sell, rent or share your personal information with anyone without your advance permission. Information submitted by you, is only available to us for purposes of contacting you or sending you email based on your request for information and services relating to our communications with you. Safeguarding your financial and personal information is one of our most important priorities.

This is the reason why we process all transactions through PayPal (note that you do not need to have a PayPal account), which automatically encrypts all sensitive information sent between your computer and its servers. When registering or logging into PayPal site, it verifies that your internet browser is running Secure Sockets Layer 3.0 (SSL) or higher. Your information is protected by SSL with an encryption key length of 256 bits (the highest level commercially available).

To further shield your credit card and bank numbers, PayPal does not directly connect its firewall-protected servers to the internet. If you have any questions or concerns about this Policy, please email us. And you can always call us to place your order over the phone, if you are not comfortable to do so on-line. If you have a PayPal account you can also use Bill Me Later. Read more here.

Information Use.

We use the information collected primarily to process the task for which you visited the website. All reasonable precautions are taken to prevent unauthorized access to this information.

Cookies.

We do not use cookies that store any information.

Notice concerning the party responsible for this website.

The party responsible for processing data on this website is whiner and Diner located in Stamford, CT. USA. You can contact us by using the email: info@whinerandiner.com

The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (names, email addresses, etc.).

Revocation of your consent to the processing of your data.

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

Right to file complaints with regulatory authorities.

If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation.

u have the right to have data which we process based on your consent or in fulfillment of a contract automatically delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.

SSL encryptions.

This site uses SSL encryptions for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser’s address line when it changes from “http://” to “https://” and the lock icon is displayed in your browser’s address bar.

If SSL encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information, blocking, deletion.

As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in our legal notice if you have further questions on the topic of personal data.

Disclosing Information.

We do not disclose any personal information obtained about you from this website to third parties. We may also use the information to keep in contact with you and inform you of any update about your order. You will be given the opportunity to remove yourself from any mailing list or similar device.

Changes to this Policy.

Any changes to our Privacy Policy will be placed here and will supersede this version of our Policy. We will take reasonable steps to draw your attention to any changes in our Policy. However, to be on the safe side, we suggest that you read this document each time you use the website to ensure that it still meets with your approval.

Links to Third Party Sites.

Our web site may contain links to web sites operated and maintained by third parties, over which we have no control. Privacy policies on such linked sites may  be different from our privacy policy. You access such linked sites at your own risk. You should always read the privacy policy of a linked site before disclosing any personal information on such site.

Facebook.

Our website includes plugins for the social network Facebook, Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. The Facebook plugins can be recognized by the Facebook logo or the Like button on our site.

When you visit our site, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server is established via the plugin. This enables Facebook to receive information that you have visited our site from your IP address. If you click on the Facebook “Like button” while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our site to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate visits to our site with your user account. Please note that, as the operator of this site, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted to Facebook or of how Facebook uses these data. For more information, please see Facebook’s privacy policy at https://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.

Newsletter data.

If you would like to receive our newsletter, we require a valid email address as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the specified email address and that you agree to receive this newsletter. When signing up we also collect a name by which to address you (you do not need to provide your real name if you do not want), the date you subscribed and were you signed up for the form. No additional data is collected or is only collected on a voluntary basis. We only use this data to send the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.

We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent per Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR. You can revoke consent to the storage of your data and email address as well as their use for sending the newsletter at any time, e.g. through the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

The data provided when registering for the newsletter will be used to distribute the newsletter until you cancel your subscription when said data will be deleted. Data we have stored for other purposes (e.g. email addresses for the members area) remain unaffected.

MailChimp.

This website uses the services of MailChimp to send newsletters. This service is provided by Rocket Science Group LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.

MailChimp is a service which organizes and analyzes the distribution of newsletters. If you provide data (e.g. your email address) to subscribe to our newsletter, it will be stored on MailChimp servers in the USA.

MailChimp is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield. The Privacy Shield is an agreement between the European Union (EU) and the US to ensure compliance with European privacy standards in the United States.

We use MailChimp to analyze our newsletter campaigns. When you open an email sent by MailChimp, a file included in the email (called a web beacon) connects to MailChimp’s servers in the United States. This allows us to determine if a newsletter message has been opened and which links you click on. In addition, technical information is collected (e.g. time of retrieval, IP address, browser type, and operating system). This information cannot be assigned to a specific recipient. It is used exclusively for the statistical analysis of our newsletter campaigns. The results of these analyses can be used to better tailor future newsletters to your interests.

If you do not want your usage of the newsletter to be analyzed by MailChimp, you will have to unsubscribe from the newsletter. For this purpose, we provide a link in every newsletter we send. You can also unsubscribe from the newsletter directly on the website.

Data processing is based on Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR. You may revoke your consent at any time by unsubscribing to the newsletter. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

The data provided when registering for the newsletter will be used to distribute the newsletter until you cancel your subscription when said data will be deleted from our servers and those of MailChimp. Data we have stored for other purposes (e.g. email addresses for the members area) remains unaffected.

For details, see the MailChimp privacy policy at https://mailchimp.com/legal/terms/.

Completion of a data processing agreement.

We have entered into a data processing agreement with MailChimp, in which we require MailChimp to protect the data of our customers and not to disclose said data to third parties. This agreement may be viewed at the following link: https://mailchimp.com/legal/forms/data-processing-agreement/sample-agreement/.

Email contact form.

Data and information sent via the other contact forms is not shared without your permission.

We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent per Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR. You may revoke your consent at any time. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

We will retain the data you provide on the contact form until you request its deletion, revoke your consent for its storage, or the purpose for its storage no longer pertains (e.g. after fulfilling your request). Any mandatory statutory provisions, especially those regarding mandatory data retention periods, remain unaffected by this provision.

IPs Addresses (EU).

In normal operations, our analytics service records your IPs. An IP does not tie the visit to a natural person, however it is considered ‘personal information’ under GDPR. For that reason we anonymize all IPs from EU. For more information, please visit our analytics service privacy policy page.

When an IP is anonymized, we remove the last part of the IP, so for instance 255.123.201.023 becomes 255.123.201.XXX. This makes the geo-localization of our visitors a bit less precise.

For more information, please visit our analytics services page.

Contacting Us.

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, or if you want to know what information we have collected about you, please email us. You can also correct any factual errors in that information or require us to remove your details form any list under our control.

Terms of Use.

Copyright Information.

Unauthorized use of any images, descriptions and articles is strictly prohibited under copyright law (fyi – any Web content is automatically copyrighted the moment it is created without the need to be registered).

All material on Whiner and Diner web site, including all files, images, text, and data, are Whiner and Diner intellectual property. You may download, print, or view these materials on your personal computer, provided you do not delete or change any of the information, including links, copyright and trademark notices.

All products are made-to-order. Please allow 4 weeks for shipping after the date of your order.