Privacy Policy



This Privacy Policy covers the information collected from or about you and your activities when you use CorkageFee.



Updated: May 27, 2014

Please read this privacy policy before using services offered by and its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively, “CorkagFee”)  provide you services (collectively, “CorkageFee Services”) as used in this Privacy Policy, means the service for finding corkage fees, rating and reviewing restaurants for the wine experience, and other content (collectively, the “Content”) we think would be of interest to you, including all features and functionalities, website, and user interfaces, as well as all content and software associated with our service provided on CorkageFee’s website, web, mobile, and software applications (collectively, “CorkageFee Applications”).

This Privacy Policy covers the information collected from or about you and your activities when you use CorkageFee.

1.    The Information We Collect and How We Use It

We receive and store information, including personal information, about you and your use of our service. This information is gathered in a number of ways, including when you enter it on our website and from interactions with the CorkageFee Services. In this Privacy Policy, we use the term “personal information” to mean information that can be used to uniquely identify or contact you. Non-personal information is information that does not permit direct association with you. We may collect, use, transfer and disclose non-personal information for any purpose. You can choose not to provide personal information we may request of you, but, in general, most of the personal information we request is required in order to provide our service and the lack of such personal information will prevent us from doing so.

When you interact with us, we may ask you to supply us with personal information so that we can provide, enhance and personalize our services and marketing efforts. For similar reasons, we may supplement the personal information you provide with publicly available information about you as well as information from other sources, as permitted by law. We use this personal information for various reasons, including and to communicate on these and other topics. For example, we may use your e-mail address or other methods to send newsletters, messages about new features, special offers, promotional announcements, consumer surveys and other correspondence and marketing concerning our service. If you no longer want to receive certain communications from us via email, simply access the “Notifications” section in your profile and uncheck those items to unsubscribe, or click the “unsubscribe” link in the email. Please note that you cannot unsubscribe from certain correspondence from us, including messages relating to your account transactions.

We keep track of your interactions with us and collect information related to you and your use of our service, including but not limited to: your online activity, search preferences, ratings, reviews,  correspondence, Internet protocol addresses, device and software data (such as type, configuration and unique identifiers), and related activity. We use this information for such purposes as determining your general geographic location, enforcing our terms, providing personalized content, a list of restaurants, and providing reviews we think would be of interest to you, personalizing the service and our marketing to better reflect particular interests, tracking your site interactions, determining your Internet service provider, helping us quickly and efficiently respond to inquiries and requests and otherwise analyzing, enhancing, administering or promoting our service offering for you and other users. We may supplement this information with information from other sources, including offline data and your browsing behavior on other sites and interactions with our advertising. We also provide analysis of our users in the aggregate or otherwise in anonymous form to prospective partners, advertisers and other third parties. We may also disclose and otherwise use, on an anonymous basis, search profiles, ratings, traffic, commentary, reviews and other information.

While using the CorkageFee Services, you will have opportunities to post reviews or other information in public forums. Please understand that when you post such information, it is made public and is not subject to this policy. We are not responsible for any third party’s use of information you publicly disclose through our service.

From time to time, we may partner with companies whose products we believe will interest our members. In conjunction with these partners, we may send promotional announcements and/or serve web-based advertisements on their behalf, as permitted by law.

You may connect one or more social networks (such as Facebook) with your CorkageFee account. If you choose to do so, we will collect and use information from your social networking account(s) and your use of our social features. For more details about our social features, information we collect and use, as well as account connection, including how to disconnect, see the Social section of our Terms of Use.

2.    How Do We Secure and Retain Your Information?

Your Obligations. You must protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer and/or mobile device. Please sign off when you have finished using a shared computer. Your emails to us are not necessarily secure against interception so do not include sensitive information in them. We will not ask for passwords in an email and you should assume that if you get such a request, it might be fraudulent. YOU MUST DO WHAT YOU REASONABLY CAN TO ENSURE THE SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION.

We take reasonable security measures to protect the security of your Personal Information. Despite CorkageFee’s efforts to protect your Personal Information, there is always some risk that an unauthorized third party may find a way around our security systems or that transmissions of your information over the Internet may be intercepted.

The security of your Personal Information is important to us.  When you enter Personal Information (including personal information in various tools on our website), we encrypt the transmission of that information or use SSL connections (Secure Socket Layer) technology.

We will retain your Personal Information as long as your account is active or needed to provide you services. At any time you can remove your Personal Information or instruct us to remove it, but you should be aware that it is not technologically possible to remove each and every record of the information you have provided to CorkageFee from our servers. CorkageFee Applications that collect and store Personal Information allow you to correct, update or review information you have submitted by going back to the specific application, logging-in and making the desired changes. We will also retain your Personal Information as necessary to comply with legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements.

3.    What information may we share with third parties?

We do not share your name, or email address or any other personal information with third parties for the purpose of enabling them to send you information about their products or services.

Third-party service providers. Some elements or features of the CorkageFee Applications, such as the sponsored results advertising on our site, are supplied to us by third parties under contract. We may supply some of the information we collect from you to those third parties so that they can provide those elements or features for display on the CorkageFee Applications. We may share the following information with third parties: (a) your Internet Protocol (IP) address; (b) the address of the last URL you visited before clicking through to the Site; (c) your browser and platform type (e.g., Google Chrome); (d) your browser language; (e) the data in any undeleted cookies that your browser previously accepted from us; and (f) the search queries you submit. For example, when you submit a query, we transmit it (and some of the related information described above) to our paid-listing providers in order to generate relevant advertising to display in response to your query and to optimize the number and quality of sponsored results that will be provided to you on the CorkageFee Applications. We may merge information about you into group data, which may then be shared on an aggregated basis with our advertisers. If you provide us with answers to voluntary survey questions, we may furnish this information to our advertisers and partners in the form of group statistics compiled from our users’ answers to such questions.

Law enforcement legal requirements. We may disclose any information you voluntarily submit to us, as well as any other information we have about you (such as your IP address, the search queries you have submitted, and the search results you have selected) in order to comply with court orders, subpoenas, or regulatory obligations, or when otherwise required to do so by law. We also may disclose such information in compliance with a law-enforcement or other governmental request, or where we believe disclosure is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, or violations of our Terms of Use.

4.    Cookies and Other Technologies

We, along with advertising technology companies and service providers that provide services to us and our business partners, use a variety of technologies to learn more about how people use CorkageFee and the Internet. This section provides more information about some of those technologies and how they work.

Cookies. Cookies are small bits of information that are stored in separate files within your computer’s Internet browser. Cookies store information about your activities on a website or other platform. For example, cookies can store your session information for easy sign-in to a website or other platform you have previously visited. They enable us to make your use of CorkageFee more enjoyable.

We, along with advertising technology companies and service providers that provide services to us and our business partners, may display targeted advertisements based on your activities and other information collected from or about you, such as your interests and your activities online. Cookies are one way that this kind of information is stored.

We, along with advertising technology companies and service providers that provide services to us and our business partners, may also use cookies and similar technologies to compile aggregate data about you and to relate your use of CorkageFee to information obtained from you or from reputable third parties. For example, if you have asked us to send you information about our upcoming services or promotions, data about your activities on CorkageFee, collected using cookies, may allow us to limit the materials we send you to items that we believe will be of interest to you.

You can configure your Internet browser to warn you each time a cookie is being sent or to refuse cookies completely. However, unless you accept cookies, you will not have access to certain services on CorkageFee.

Some advertisements displayed in connection with CorkageFee may also access or place cookies on your Internet browser or use other technologies provided by third-party Internet advertisers, advertising technology companies, and service providers that perform advertising-related services.

Other local storage. We, along with advertising technology companies and service providers that provide services to us and our business partners, use other kinds of local storage, such as Local Shared Objects (also referred to as “Flash cookies”) and HTML5 local storage, in connection with the CorkageFee Services. Sometimes called “browser cookies,” these technologies are similar to the cookies discussed above in that they are stored on your computers and can be used to store certain information about your activities and preferences, such as your search preferences. However, these objects are stored in different parts of your computer from ordinary browser cookies. Many Internet browsers allow you to disable HTML5 local storage or delete information contained in HTML5 local storage using browser controls. Please note that disabling these technologies may interfere with the performance and features of CorkageFee.

Web beacons. We, along with advertising technology companies and service providers that provide services to us and our business partners, may also use technologies that communicate information from your Internet browser to a web server, including so-called “pixel tags,” “web beacons,” “clear GIFs,” or similar means (collectively, “Pixel Tags”). Pixel Tags, which can be embedded in web pages, videos, or emails, can allow a web server to read certain types of information from your browser, check whether you have viewed a particular web page or email message, and determine, among other things, the time and date on which you viewed the Pixel Tag, the IP address of your computer, and the URL of the web page from which the Pixel Tag was viewed. Pixel Tags are used to improve your CorkageFee experience, including to provide you with content, including advertisements, customized to your interests.

5.    Children

Although our website is a general audience site, we restrict the use of our service to individuals age 18 and above. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13.

6.    Changes to This Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change or modify this Privacy Policy or any of our tools or services at any time and any changes will be effective upon being posted unless we advise otherwise. If we make any material changes to this policy by means of a notice on this website prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this website for the latest information on our privacy practices. If you do not accept the terms of this Privacy Policy, we ask that you do not register with us and that you do not use the CorkageFee Services. Please exit the CorkageFee Applications immediately if you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

7.    Contacting CorkageFee

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, please email