Privacy Policy

Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to the and Sonoma Valley Vintners and Growers Alliance and governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to Sonoma Valley Vintners and Growers Alliance include, SVVGA, Sonoma Valley Extended Family and The SVVGA website is a news and information site. By using the SVVGA website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

SVVGA may collect personally identifiable information, such as your name. SVVGA may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your age. We may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.

Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by SVVGA. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the SVVGA website.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through SVVGA’s public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others.

SVVGA encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from SVVGA so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. SVVGA is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the SVVGA website.

Use of your Personal Information

SVVGA collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the services you have requested.

SVVGA may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from SVVGA and its affiliates. SVVGA may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

SVVGA does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.

SVVGA may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is transferred to the third party. SVVGA may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to SVVGA, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

SVVGA may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within SVVGA, in order to determine what SVVGA services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within SVVGA to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

SVVGA 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 SVVGA or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of SVVGA; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of SVVGA, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The SVVGA website may use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize SVVGA pages, or register with SVVGA site or services, a cookie helps SVVGA to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same SVVGA website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the SVVGA features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the SVVGA services or websites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

SVVGA secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure.

Children Under Thirteen

SVVGA does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.

Opt-Out & Unsubscribe

We respect your privacy and give you an opportunity to opt-out of receiving announcements of certain information. Users may opt-out of receiving any or all communications from SVVGA by contacting us here:

Changes to this Statement

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

Contact Information

SVVGA welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that SVVGA has not adhered to this Statement, please contact SVVGA at:

Sonoma Valley Vintners and Growers Alliance
783 Broadway
Sonoma, California 95476

Email Address:

Telephone number:

Effective as of March 30, 2016