www.sommelier.com.hk and the Sommelier mobile apps and served by
Sommelier Company Limited and governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it.
Any reference in this policy to "website" shall reference to www.sommelier.com.hk and the Sommelier mobile apps.
The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the users, the website and website owners.
Furthermore the way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy.
Cookies are small files saved to the user's computer’s hard drive that track, save and store information about the user's interactions and usage of the website.
This allows the website, through its server to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website.
Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computers hard drive they should take necessary
steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors.
Other cookies may be stored to your computer’s hard drive by external vendors when this website uses referral programs, sponsored links or adverts.
Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 30 days, though some may take longer. No personal information is stored, saved or collected.
Users contacting this website and/or its owners do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk.
Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use.
Every effort has been made to ensure safe and secure forms to submit your personal information.
We will only use your personal information for the purposes we clearly state at the point at which you provide it to us – for example, when you register for one of our events,
submit an enquiry, subscribe to our newsletter, or order any of our products or services.
We will only share your personal information with our employees, contractors, agents or professional advisors where it is necessary in order to fulfil a valid,
stated purpose, as above. Each and every marketing message we send you, whatever medium, will also include an appropriate and easy way for you to opt out of
receiving further communications of that type.
Email marketing campaigns published by this website or its owners may contain tracking facilities within the actual email.
Subscriber activity is tracked and stored in a database for future analysis and evaluation. Such tracked activity may include;
the opening of emails, forwarding of emails, the clicking of links within the email content, times, dates and frequency of activity [this is by no far a comprehensive list].
This information is used to refine future email campaigns and supply the user with more relevant content based around their activity.
Subscribers are given the opportunity to un-subscribe at any time through an automated system. This process is detailed at the header or footer of each email campaign.
If an automated un-subscription system is unavailable clear instructions on how to un-subscribe will by detailed instead.
Although this website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised to adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links
mentioned throughout this website. (External links are clickable text / banner / image links to other websites.)
The owners of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts.
Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications
caused by visiting any external links mentioned.
Social Media Platforms
Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate on are governed by the terms and conditions
as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.
Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details.
Neither this website nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive
details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.
This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question.
Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track
and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.
Shortened Links in Social Media
This website and its owners through their social media platform accounts may share web links to relevant web pages.
By default some social media platforms shorten lengthy urls [web addresses]. Users are advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened urls
published on social media platforms by this website and its owners. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine urls are published many social media platforms
are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.