Privacy Policy

Your privacy is critically important to us. At Heretic Brewing Company we have a few fundamental principles:

* We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it (e.g. to complete your transaction).
* We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
* We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.

Below is our privacy policy which incorporates these goals.

If you have questions about accessing or correcting your personal data please contact our support team.

Heretic Brewing Company operates the website hereticbrewing.com. It is Heretic Brewing Company’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Heretic Brewing Company collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Heretic Brewing Company’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Heretic Brewing Company’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Heretic Brewing Company may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Heretic Brewing Company also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blog. Heretic Brewing Company only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Heretic Brewing Company’s websites choose to interact with Heretic Brewing Company in ways that require Heretic Brewing Company to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Heretic Brewing Company gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a newsletter to provide an email address. Those who engage in transactions with Heretic Brewing Company – by purchasing products, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Heretic Brewing Company collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Heretic Brewing Company. Heretic Brewing Company does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Heretic Brewing Company may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Heretic Brewing Company may monitor the most popular posts on the blog or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. Heretic Brewing Company may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Heretic Brewing Company does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Heretic Brewing Company discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Heretic Brewing Company’s behalf or to provide services available at Heretic Brewing Company’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Heretic Brewing Company’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Heretic Brewing Company will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Heretic Brewing Company discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Heretic Brewing Company believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Heretic Brewing Company, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Heretic Brewing Company website and have supplied your email address, Heretic Brewing Company may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Heretic Brewing Company and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Heretic Brewing Company takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Heretic Brewing Company uses cookies to help Heretic Brewing Company identify and track visitors, their usage of Heretic Brewing Company website, and their website access preferences. Heretic Brewing Company visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Heretic Brewing Company’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Heretic Brewing Company’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Heretic Brewing Company, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Heretic Brewing Company goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquiror of Heretic Brewing Company may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Comments

Comments and other content submitted to our anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Heretic Brewing Company may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Heretic Brewing Company’s sole discretion. Heretic Brewing Company encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.