Vinometer General Privacy Policy

1. Introduction

This Vinomter General Privacy Policy (also referred to as the ‘Privacy Policy’) provides information on the collection, use, sharing and processing of personal information by Nision Research LLC (also referred as “Vinometer”, “we” or “us”) in connection with your use of Vinometer websites, mobile applications, and social media pages that link to this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy also explains the choices you have in relation to these processing activities.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on March 25, 2021. However, the Privacy Policy can change over time, for example to comply with legal requirements or to meet changing business needs. The most up-to-date version can be found on this website: getvinometer.com. In case there is an important change that we want to highlight to you, we will also inform you in another appropriate way (for example via a pop-up notice or statement of changes on our website).

As used in this Privacy Policy, ‘personal information’ or ‘personal data’ means information that relates to an identified individual or to an identifiable individual. For example, this could include among other things your name, address, email address, business contact details, or information gathered through your interactions with us via our websites. Personal information is also referred to as ‘information about you.’ For more detail about the types of information about you that we may process, please refer to Section 4 below.

2. Scope

This Privacy Policy applies to the processing of personal information by Vinometer of:

  • visitors and users of the various Vinometer sites, including our websites on getvinometer.com, computer or mobile software applications and our social media pages that link to this Privacy Policy (collectively referred to as the “sites” or “websites”);
  • customers and prospective customers and their representatives;
  • suppliers and business partners and their representatives.

When interacting with our websites, you also have the ability to link or connect with non-Vinometer websites, services, social networks, applications or other features. Enabling these features will lead to other parties than Vinometer processing information about you. Vinometer does not have any control over these features of other parties. We encourage

This Privacy Policy was last updated on September 30, 2019. However, the Privacy Policy can change over time, for example to comply with legal requirements or to meet changing business needs. The most up-to-date version can be found on this website: getvinometer.com. In case there is an important change that we want to highlight to you, we will also inform you in another appropriate way (for example via a pop-up notice or statement of changes on our website).

As used in this Privacy Policy, ‘personal information’ or ‘personal data’ means information that relates to an identified individual or to an identifiable individual. For example, this could include among other things your name, address, email address, business contact details, or information gathered through your interactions with us via our websites. Personal information is also referred to as ‘information about you.’ For more detail about the types of information about you that we may process, please refer to Section 4 below.

3. Who is responsible for your personal information?

Nision Research LLC is responsible for processing your personal information described in this Privacy Policy.

4. Which types of personal information do we process and from which sources?

Vinometer can process information about you collected online.

  • Online information about you originates from your activities on our sites, for example, in relation with your Vinometer accounts, or subscription to our newsletters or other notifications.
  • Online information about you may also originate from the use of cookies and similar technologies (for example, pixel tags and device identifiers) on our sites or sites of third parties. For more information on cookies and similar technologies, please see Section 10 below.

Information about you that Vinometer may collect and process includes:

  • name and physical address, email addresses, and telephone numbers;
  • demographic attributes, when tied to personal information that identifies you;
  • photographs and testimonials;
  • transactional data, including products and services ordered, financial details and payment methods;
  • company data such as the name, size and location of the company you work for and your role within the company;
  • data from surveys and publicly available information, such as social media posts;
  • unique IDs such as your mobile device identifier or cookie ID on your browser;
  • IP address and information that may be derived from IP address, such as geographic location;
  • information about a device you use, such as browser, device type, operating system, the presence or use of “apps”, screen resolution, and the preferred language;
  • behavioral data of the internet connected computer or device you use when interacting with the sites, such as advertisements clicked or viewed, sites and content areas, date and time of activities or the web search used to locate and navigate to a site;
  • CEO name linked to the CEO’s company information and activities (for certain Vinometer services relating to public company information and activity).

Please note that Vinometer does not control the content that you may post to Vinometer Communities forums or social networks; in some cases, such content may be publicly available on the Internet. You should carefully consider whether you wish to submit personal information to these forums or social networks and whether you wish to make your profile available to other users, and you should tailor any content you may submit accordingly.

5. Why and how do we use your personal information?

We may use personal information for the following purposes:

  • to communicate and respond to your requests and inquiries to Vinometer;
  • to deliver functionality on our sites and for their technical and functional management;
  • to market our products and services or related products and services, and to tailor our marketing and sales activities to your or your company’s interests;
  • to engage in transactions with customers, suppliers and business partners and to process orders for Vinometer products and services;
  • to analyze, develop, improve and optimize the use, function and performance of our sites and products and services;
  • to manage the security of our sites, networks and systems;
  • to comply with applicable laws and regulations and to operate our business;

We may also use the names of company CEOs to provide select services to Vinometer customers which may include publicly-available information regarding names of company CEOs.

These purposes are described below in further detail.

To communicate and respond to your requests and inquiries to Vinometer

If you get in touch with us (such as by submitting contact forms on our sites, sending an email or by visiting social media platforms), we process information about you to communicate with you and to respond to your requests or other inquiries. We can also process personal information to interact with you on third party social networks.

To deliver functionality on our sites and for their technical and functional management

When you choose to register with us (such as to make use of our communities), we need to process the personal information provided by you so that we can create and manage a personal account for you. Upon creating your account, we will send you your personal login information. This personal information enables us to administer your account, for example by changing your password for you.

To market our products and services or related products and services and to tailor marketing and sales activities

Vinometer may use information about you to notify you about new product releases and service developments, events, alerts, updates, prices, terms, special offers and associated campaigns and promotions (including via newsletters). Vinometer may also use personal information to advertise Vinometer’s products and services or related products and services, and also to have our distributors, resellers or partners notify you about our products or services or their related products or services (such as via joint sales or product promotions). We do our best to tailor your website visit, marketing experience and our communications to your expressed interests.

We may also process your personal information to post testimonials on our sites, but will first obtain your consent to use your name and testimonial.

To engage in transactions with customers, suppliers and business partners and to process purchases of our products and services

If you place an order for our products and services, or if you provide services to Vinometer, our employees, customers or partners as a supplier or business partner, Vinometer processes information about you to engage in and administer the relevant transactions (such as by sending invoices and making payments), administer your order, and help you get started and adopt our products and services. If you download products or services from our sites, Vinometer uses information about you to confirm certain information about your order (for example, that you did not experience problems in the download process).

To analyze, develop, improve and optimize the use, function and performance of our sites and products and services

We may process personal information in order to analyze, develop, improve and optimize the use, function and performance of our sites and products and services, as well as marketing and sales campaigns. In case the sites permit you to participate in interactive discussions, create a profile, post comments, opportunities or other content, or communicate directly with another user or otherwise engage in networking activities, Vinometer may process personal information when moderating these activities.

To manage the security of our sites, networks and systems

We may collect site use data for security and operations management to help keep our sites, networks and systems secure, or to investigate and prevent potential fraud, including ad fraud and cyber-attacks and to detect bots.

To comply with applicable laws and regulations and to operate our business

In some cases, we have to process personal information to comply with applicable laws and regulations. For example, to respond to a request from a regulator or to defend a legal claim. We may also process personal information in the performance and operation of our business, such as to conduct internal audits and investigations or for finance and accounting and archiving and insurance purposes.

To provide select services to Vinometer customers which may include publicly-available information regarding names of company CEOs

For some services, we may collect the publicly-available names of CEOs of companies to better understand the status of these companies and help inform our services which relate to providing customers information about other companies.

6. What is our basis for processing information about you?

For personal information collected about you in the EU, our basis for processing is the following:

  • In order to communicate adequately with you and to respond to your requests, we need to process information about you and therefore have a legitimate interest in processing this information.
  • In order to engage in transactions with customers, suppliers and business partners, and to process purchases and downloads of our products and services, we need to process information about you as necessary to enter into or perform a contract with you.
  • We process personal information for marketing and sales activities based on your consent where so indicated on our sites at the time your personal information was collected, or further to our legitimate interest to market and promote our products and services.
  • We rely on our legitimate interest to analyze, develop, improve and optimize our sites, products and services, and to maintain the security of our sites, networks and systems.
  • In order to comply with applicable laws and regulations, such as to comply with a subpoena or other legal process, or to process an opt-out request.

7. For what period do we retain personal information

Vinometer maintains personal information for the following retention periods:

  • Information about you we collect to engage in transactions with our customers, suppliers and business partners, and to process purchases of our products and services, will be retained for the duration of the transaction or services period, or longer as necessary for record retention and legal compliance purposes.
  • If you have registered for an Vinometer account, your account information will be retained for as long as you maintain an active account. Your account and account information will be deleted if you do not log in for 18 consecutive months. Vinometer retains records of that deletion for 90 days.
  • If you have registered for our newsletters your subscription data will be retained for as long as you are subscribed to our distribution lists. Vinometer retains records of that deletion for 30 days.
  • Contact information such as your email address or phone number collected online on our sites or offline from our interactions with you at Vinometer events and conferences, and used for direct marketing and sales activities will be retained for as long as we have an active (customer) relationship with you. We treat you as an active contact if (i) you have interacted with Vinometer or updated your contact details and preferences in the past 18 months; and (ii) you have not made a deletion request.
  • Personal information needed to retain your opt-out preferences is retained for 20 years (or longer as necessary to comply with applicable law).

8. When and how can we share your personal information?

Sharing within Vinometer

Vinometer officers and employees are authorized to access personal information only to the extent necessary to serve the applicable purpose(s) and to perform their job functions.

Sharing with third parties

We may share personal information with the following third parties:

  • Third-party service providers (for example, credit card processing services, order fulfilment, analytics, event/campaign management, website management, information technology and related infrastructure provision, customer service, e-mail delivery, auditing, and other similar service providers) in order for those service providers to perform business functions on behalf of Vinometer;
  • Vinometer distributors or resellers for further follow-up related to your interests, specific partners that offer complementary products and services or with third parties to facilitate interest-based advertising;
  • Relevant third parties in the event of a reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or other disposition of all or any portion of our business, assets or stock (including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings);
  • As required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena or other legal process, when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to government requests, including public and government authorities outside your country of residence, for national security and/or law enforcement purposes.

When third parties are given access to personal information, we will take appropriate contractual, technical and organizational measures designed to ensure that personal information is processed only to the extent that such processing is necessary, consistent with this Privacy Policy, and in accordance with applicable law.

9. How is your personal information secured?

Vinometer has implemented appropriate technical, physical and organizational measures designed to protect personal information against accidental or unlawful destruction or accidental loss, damage, alteration, unauthorized disclosure or access, as well as all other forms of unlawful processing.

10. What cookies and similar technologies do we use on our sites?

Cookies and similar technologies (e.g., pixels tags and device identifiers) are used by Vinometer and our advertising technology partners to recognize you and/or your device(s) on, off and across different services and devices for the purposes specified in Section 5 above.

  • When do we use cookies and similar technologies?

Cookies are small text files that contain a string of characters and uniquely identify a browser on a device connected to the Internet. Any browser visiting our sites will receive cookies from us. We also place cookies in your browser when you visit non-Vinometer sites that host our plugins or tags. We use cookies and other technologies on all our sites to ensure the best possible and secure experience on our sites and to provide you with tailored information on products and services. Vinometer also uses cookies or similar technologies on its sites to collect online information such as your mobile device ID, IP address, and other information about your device, as well as behavioral data of your device usage on our sites (e.g. pages viewed, links clicked, documents downloaded). This information contributes to Vinometer’s services designed to provide targeted digital advertising and personalization services to Vinometer customers.

  • Which types of cookie are used by Vinometer?

Vinometer website uses three types of cookies:

  • Required Cookies: These cookies are required to enable core site functionality such as providing secure log-in and are automatically enabled when you use this site.
  • Functional Cookies: These cookies enable additional functionality like saving preferences such as allowing social interactions, allowing you to post comments on our site, and analyzing usage for site optimization.
  • Advertising Cookies: These cookies collect information to better understand your interests, provide you with interest-based advertising and tailored content across browsers and devices, facilitate measurement and analytics, and improve Vinometer products and services.

You can choose whether Vinometer site may use Functional and/or Advertising cookies. We will signal participating partners with your choice.

Specific data collection cookies used by Vinometer:

Name Type Notes
Session Cookies Required Authentication, application state, cache
Google Tag Manager Functional Central controller of cookies
Google Optimize Functional A/B, multivariate testing, optimizing UI
HotJar Functional User behavior, testing, optimizing UX, UI
Performance monitoring Functional Firebase Performance monitoring of UI activities, debugging, optimization
Google Analytics Advertising User behavior, page views, advertising audience collection
Facebook Pixel Advertising User behavior, page views, advertising audience collectionn
  • How can I manage my cookie preferences?

If you are a visitor on our sites, you can use our cookie preferences tool to opt out of cookies that are not required to enable core site functionality, such as advertising and functional cookies.

If you do not want to receive cookies, you can also change your browser settings on your computer or other device you are using to access our services. Most browsers also provide functionality that lets you review and erase cookies, including Vinometer cookies.

11. What are your choices?

We provide multiple choices in respect of the information we process about you:

  • Opt-out of our use of your personal information
    You may withdraw consent you have previously provided for the processing of information about you, including for email marketing by Vinometer.
  • Delete personal information
    You can ask us to erase or delete all or some of the information about you.
  • Change or correct personal information
    You can edit some of the information about you by. You can also ask us to change, update or fix information about you in certain cases, particularly if it is inaccurate.
  • Object to, or limit or restrict use of personal information
    You can ask us to stop using all or some of the information about you (for example, if we have no legal right to keep using it) or to limit our use of it (for example, if the information about you is inaccurate).
  • Right to access and/or have your information provided to you
    You can also ask us for a copy of information about you and can ask for a copy of information about you provided in machine readable form if you reside in the EU or other country that provides you this right as a matter of law.

You can exercise these choices in accordance with applicable laws as specified below, or by writing an e-mail to info@getvinometer.com.

Email and Profile Information: To customize and control your preferences for receiving electronic communications from Vinometer or selected Vinometer partners, login at getvinometer.com and follow the prompts to “update my profile.” You may opt out of Vinometer’s email marketing by modifying your online profile as described above or by using our general unsubscribe automated link that is included in Vinometer marketing emails.

Cookie Preferences on Vinometer Websites: Vinometer enables you to opt out of cookies that are not required to enable core site functionality. Vinometer uses its cookie preferences tool to processes Internet advertising and tracking preferences. Once you have set your cookie preferences, Vinometer will follow the specific choices you made on the cookie preferences tool. Please remember that if you delete your cookies, or use a different browser or computer, you will need to set your cookie preferences again. You may access or change your cookie preference for Vinometer websites, or through the links provided in the Vinometer website footers.

EU/EEA Resident Data Subject Access Request and Rights Process: Pursuant to the E.U. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other applicable laws and regulations, individuals in the EU/EEA and other jurisdictions may have data subject rights enabling them to request to access, delete, correct, remove or limit the use, or receive a copy of their personal information in Vinometer’s possession or for which Vinometer is otherwise responsible.

12. Do you collect sensitive information and information from children?

Sensitive personal information

We ask that you do not send us, and do not share any sensitive personal information (for example, government-issued IDs, information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, genetic, or biometric data, criminal background or trade union membership).

Children’s privacy

As a company focused on serving the needs of businesses and adult professionals, Vinometer’s sites are not directed to minors and Vinometer does not promote or market its services to minors, except in very limited circumstances with parental permission. If you believe that we have mistakenly or unintentionally collected personal information of a minor through our sites without appropriate consent, please notify us through info@getvinometer.com so that we may immediately delete the information from our servers and make any other necessary corrections. Additionally, please use this same form to request removal of content or information that was posted to our sites when the registered user was under the age of 16. Please note that such requests may not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of the content or information, as, for example, some of the content may have been reposted by another user.

13. Dispute resolution or filing a complaint

If you have any complaints regarding our compliance with this Privacy Policy, please contact us first. We will investigate and attempt to resolve complaints and disputes regarding use and disclosure of personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy and in accordance with applicable law.

You also have the right to file a complaint with a competent data protection authority if you are a resident of a European Union member state.

14. Vinometer corporate headquarters

Vinometer is operated by Nision Research LLC (Nision Research Kft.).

The company’s official data as follows:

Corporate headquarters: Király utca 80. fszt. 11. 1068 Budapest, Hungary.

Company registration number: 01-09-345061

European Unique Identifier (EUID): HUOCCSZ.01-09-345061

Tax number: 26791829-2-42

E-mail: info@getvinometer.com