PRIVACY POLICY

1. General: This website (the “Website”) and any information obtained through the Website or from other sources is stored on servers operated and maintained by ChinaWineAwards.com and/or Kelly England Ltd and/or our hosting providers. (“ChinaWineAwards.com”, “we” or ” us”)).

ChinaWineAwards.com is committed to protecting your privacy and we take our responsibilities regarding the security of information you provide to us very seriously. The purpose of this privacy policy is to inform you, as a visitor of this Website, what kinds of information we may gather about you when you visit the Website, how we may use that information, whether we disclose it to anyone, the choices you have regarding our use of that information and how you can correct that information. If you have any concerns, questions or comments about this privacy policy or the Website you can contact us by following the instructions set out in paragraph 12 of this privacy policy.

2. ChinaWineAwards.com’s Use of Information : In order to make use of certain services provided through the Website, you will need to register an account with us. When you do so, you will provide us with information about yourself. We will only use your information in accordance with this privacy policy.

If you ask us to provide goods or services to you, we will use your information to provide those goods or services to you and to monitor our provision of those goods or services. We may also share your information with associated and other companies for marketing purposes and we may send you information about other organisations’ goods and services. We or associated or other companies may contact you by mail, telephone, fax, email or other electronic messaging service with offers of goods and services or information that may be of interest to you. By providing us with your address, fax number, telephone numbers or email address you consent to being contacted by these methods for these purposes. If you do not want to receive marketing information from us or associated or other companies you can tell us you do not wish to receive this by following the instructions set out in paragraph 12 of this privacy policy. You can stop receiving this information at any time by contacting unsubscribe@ChinaWineAwards.com.

By providing us with your personal information, you consent to us processing your information as set out in this privacy policy, to our processing your sensitive personal data, and you also consent to our transferring your information to other countries or jurisdictions which may not provide the same level of data protection as Hong Kong, if necessary for these purposes.

If you wish to take part in any poll or survey run through the Website, we will also use your information for the purposes specified in the poll or survey. We may also disclose non-personal, aggregated information we collect through the poll or survey to third parties.

If you wish to take part in any promotion or competition run through the Website, we will also use your information for the purposes specified in the promotion or competition, to make sure you are eligible to enter the promotion or competition, to contact you if you have won a prize or for publicity purposes.

3. Disclosure to third parties: We will only pass your information on to associated or other third parties for the purpose of enabling them to send you information which may be of interest to you.

If any third party is organising and/or managing any promotion, competition, survey or poll run through the Website on our behalf, we may disclose your information to that third party to enable them to do so but they will be prohibited from using your information for any other purpose, unless you have given them specific consent.

Please note that if you upload or post any information to a public part of the Website, we may use it in accordance with our Terms & Conditions and it may be viewed and used by others.

4. Maintenance and storage of information: Your information is collected and stored on servers which are owned, leased or otherwise contracted for and maintained by ChinaWineAwards.com or our hosting providers or on our behalf. We may keep your information for a reasonable period for the purposes set out in this privacy policy.

5. Our email newsletters: We currently send our customers an email newsletter periodically to keep them informed of new products and seasonal offers. We will provide those newsletter(s) to you free of charge, unless otherwise stated.

Our newsletters may contain promotions or advertisements relating to goods or services provided by us or our group companies and associated third parties from time to time. If at any time you wish to unsubscribe from an email newsletter you may do so by following the unsubscribe instructions on the newsletter, on the Website, or by contacting unsubscribe@ChinaWineAwards.com.

6. Forums, chat rooms, blogs, wikis, comments, message boards, etc.: Please be aware that when you post public information to any forums, chat rooms, blogs, wikis, comments, message boards, etc on or through the Website, that information can be accessed by the public and used to send you unsolicited communications. ChinaWineAwards.com accepts no responsibility for this.

7. Third party sites: The Website contains links to third party websites. We may, on occasion, disclose non-personal aggregated information to the owners or providers of those third party websites. We link to a wide variety of other websites and we display advertisements from third parties on our Website. We are not responsible for the content or privacy policies of these websites and third party advertisers, nor for the way in which information about their users is treated. In particular, unless expressly stated, we are not agents for those sites or advertisers nor are we authorised to make representations on their behalf.

8. Cookies: The Website automatically gathers certain information such as IP addresses and the number and frequency of visitors to the Website and individual web pages. This is collected using cookies and is used by us, for security and monitoring purposes, to manage the Website, to track usage, to improve the Website and to ensure the Website is as appealing to visitors as possible. Cookies are pieces of information that are stored by the browser on the hard drive of your computer. The Website also uses cookies to enable us and any person who advertises on the Website to provide features such as remembering certain information about you and your preferences so that we and they can deliver targeted advertisements which will be of most interest to you. Cookies can be deleted from your hard drive or you can configure your web browser so that it rejects cookies. To learn more about cookies and how to reject them, visit www.aboutcookies.org . Rejection of cookies will not prevent you from using most of the features on the Website. If you experience any problems having deleted cookies, you should contact the supplier of your web browser.

We may also include web beacons in our emails to track the success of our marketing campaigns. This means that if you open an email from us we can see which of the pages of our Website you have visited. Our web beacons do not store additional information on your computer but, by communicating with our cookies on your computer, they can tell us when you have opened our email. If you object to web beacons, we recommend that you follow the instructions for deleting existing cookies and disabling ChinaWineAwards.com cookies above. We will still know how many of our emails are opened and we may automatically receive your IP address, a unique identifier of your computer or other access device; but we will not identify you as an individual.

9. Security: In accordance with legal requirements, we will adopt appropriate security procedures to help prevent unauthorised access to your information. Neither ChinaWineAwards.com nor any of its group companies, directors, employees or owners shall be liable for any attempt to hack or crack or otherwise gain access to any part of this Website including any of your information.

10. Usage of information: We may use your information as set out in this privacy policy and in any other manner you expressly consent to us doing so. We may also use your information for any purpose if we are required to do so by any law or other regulatory or government authority, to enforce the Terms and Conditions or to enforce our rights, or to protect the safety of others.

11. Policy changes: By using the Website you agree to the terms of this privacy policy and our Terms & Conditions. We may amend this privacy policy and the Terms & Conditions from time to time. If we do so, we will post an updated version on the Website. You will be bound by the new terms upon your continued use of the Website.

12. Contact details: You are entitled to ask for a copy of the information we hold about you (for which we may charge a small fee) and to have any inaccuracies in your information corrected. If you have any general questions about the Website, you can contact us at support@ChinaWineAwards.com. If you have any questions about your information including what we hold and how it is used, you can contact us at the same email addres.