This Avero, LLC ("Avero Buzz", "we", "us" or "our") Privacy Statement (our "Statement") was developed as an extension of our commitment to combine the highest-quality services with the highest level of integrity in dealing with our valued customers, and the companies, businesses and organizations they represent (collectively, "you") as you access and use this website (our "Site"). This Statement is incorporated into and subject to the terms of the Avero Buzz Registration Agreement.

IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THIS STATEMENT, YOU SHOULD NOT USE OUR SITE. WE MAY CHANGE THIS STATEMENT FROM TIME TO TIME AND POST THOSE CHANGES HERE. YOUR CONTINUED USE OF THE SITE AFTER ANY SUCH CHANGES CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THE CHANGED STATEMENT.

Avero Buzz DOES NOT ACCEPT, AND DOES NOT WISH TO RECEIVE, PERSONAL INFORMATION FROM ANY INDIVIDUAL WHO MAY NOT LEGALLY ENTER INTO AGREEMENTS.

Information Collection

When you visit the Site you provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected by us and Site use information collected by us as you interact with the Site.

When you register at the Site, you provide us with certain personal information, such as your name, your email address, your screen name, and any other personal or preference information that you provide to us in the profile section within the Site.

When you enter the Site, we collect your browser type and IP address. This information is gathered for all Site visitors. In addition, we store certain information from your browser using "cookies." A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's computer tied to information about the user. We use session ID cookies to confirm that users are logged in. These cookies terminate once the user logs out. We use a persistent cookie that stores your login ID (but not your password) to make it easier for you to login when you come back to the Site.

When you register at the Site, you may set up your personal profile, form relationships, send messages, perform searches and queries, form groups, set up events, and transmit information through various channels. We collect this information so that we can provide you services from the Site including personalized features. In some cases, we retain that information so that, for instance, you can return to view prior messages you have sent or easily see your friend list.

If you register at the Site, you may also post "User Content" (as defined in, and pursuant to, the Avero Buzz Terms of Use Agreement) on the Site.

Although we allow you to set privacy options that limit access to your pages, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We cannot control the actions of other users with whom you may choose to share your pages and information. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that User Content you post on the Site will not be viewed by unauthorized persons. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Site. You understand and acknowledge that, even after removal, copies of User Content may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or if other users have copied or stored your User Content.

Any improper collection or misuse of information on the Site should be reported to privacy@avero.buzz.

If you have registered at the Site and choose to use our invitation service to tell a friend about the Site, we will ask you for your friend's email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the Site. Avero Buzz stores this information to send this one-time email, to register a friend connection if your invitation is accepted, and to track the success of our referral program.

By using the Site, you are consenting to have your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States.

Links

The Site may contain links to other websites. We are of course not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our Site to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This Statement applies solely to information collected by Avero Buzz.

Use of Information Obtained by Avero Buzz

When you register at the Site, you create your own profile and privacy settings. Your profile information, as well as your name, photo, and other information you make public are displayed to people in the networks specified in your privacy settings to enable you to connect with people on the Site. We may occasionally use your name and email address to send you notifications regarding new services offered by us that we think you may find valuable.

Profile information may be presented back to and edited by you when you access the Site and to be presented to others permitted to view that information by your privacy settings. In some cases where your privacy settings permit it, profile information you submit to Avero Buzz will be available to users of Avero Buzz who belong to your "friend networks" that you allow to access information through your privacy settings. Your name, group names, and profile picture thumbnail will be available in search results on the Site and those limited pieces of information may be made available to third party search engines. This helps enable your friends to find you and send you a friend request. People who see your name in searches, however, will not be able to access your profile information unless they have a relationship to you (friend, friend of friend, etc.) that allows such access based on your privacy settings.

Avero Buzz may send you service-related announcements from time to time through the general operation of the Site. For instance, if a friend sends you a new message, or someone posts on your discussions or blogs, you may receive an alert in your inbox or module accordingly.

Generally, you may opt out of such alerts, though Avero Buzz reserves the right to send you notices about your account even if you opt out of all voluntary notifications.

Avero Buzz may use information in your profile without identifying you as an individual to third parties. We do this for purposes such as aggregating how many people in a network a particular type or brand of wine and personalizing advertisements and promotions so that we can provide you Avero Buzz. We believe this benefits you. You can know more about the world of wine around you and, where there are advertisements, they're more likely to be interesting to you.

We may use information about you that we collect from other sources, including but not limited to newspapers and Internet sources such as blogs, instant messaging services, and other users of Avero Buzz, to supplement your profile. Where such information is used, we generally allow you to specify in your privacy settings that you do not want this to be done or to take other actions that limit the connection of this information to your profile.

Changing or Removing Information

Registered users can review the personal information they provided to Avero Buzz and make any desired changes to the information at any time by logging in to their account and editing the information on the account profile page.

Security

Avero Buzz takes reasonable precautions to protect our users' personal information. Our data are generally stored in encrypted format and the user profiles will be served via secure socket layer technology (SSL). Because email and instant messaging are not recognized as secure communications, we request that you not send private information to us by email or instant messaging services. If you have any questions about the security of the Site, please contact us at privacy@avero.buzz.

Changes to Privacy Policy

From time to time, Avero Buzz may update this Statement. In that case, we will post the changes to on the Site, and you will be deemed to have agreed to such changes by your continued use of the Site after such posting.