Privacy Policy

Terms of Use
Welcome to the Joyce Goldstein Web site. Please read and review these Terms of Use carefully before accessing or using this Web site. By accessing or using this site, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agreed to the Terms of Use Agreement. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, you may not access or use the site.

Content. Joyce Goldstein will use reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information on this Web site. However, by accessing or linking to this Web site, you assume the risk that this Web site and the content it contains, or may in the future contain, may be incomplete, inaccurate, out of date, or may not meet your needs and requirements. Joyce Goldstein assumes no obligation to update the content.

Privacy. Joyce Goldstein respects the privacy of its Web site users. Please refer to The Joyce Goldstein Privacy Policy (available here), which discloses the privacy practices with respect to information that you may disclose or may otherwise be collected on this Web site. Any changes to the Joyce Goldstein Privacy Policy will be handled in accordance with the terms set forth therein.

Third-Party Web Sites and Links. This Web site may contain links or references to other Web sites maintained by third parties over whom Joyce Goldstein has no control. Joyce Goldstein is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of those sites. Similarly, this Web site may be accessed from third-party links over which Joyce Goldstein has no control. Joyce Goldstein makes no warranties or representations of any kind as to the accuracy, currency, or completeness of any information contained in such Web sites and shall have no liability for any damages or injuries of any kind arising from such content or information. Inclusion of any third-party link does not imply an endorsement or recommendation by Joyce Goldstein.

Trademarks, Copyrights and Restrictions. This site is controlled and operated by Joyce Goldstein. All material on this site, including, but not limited to, images, illustrations, audio clips, and video clips, is protected by copyrights, trademarks, and other intellectual property rights that are owned and controlled by Joyce Goldstein, its related companies or by other parties that have licensed their material to Joyce Goldstein. Material on this Web site is solely for your personal, non-commercial use. Such material may not be copied, reproduced, republished, modified, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way, including by e-mail or other electronic means, without the express prior written consent of Joyce Goldstein. Use of the materials on any other Web site or networked computer environment, or use of the materials for any purpose other than personal, non-commercial use is a violation of the copyrights, trademarks and other proprietary rights of Joyce Goldstein, and is prohibited.

Disclaimers. This web site and the information and materials on this site are provided to you “as is” without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, quality, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. Applicable law may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusion may not apply to you.

The information contained herein may contain inaccuracies and typographical errors. Joyce Goldstein makes no warranties or representations, express or implied, as to the accuracy, completeness or reliability of any facts, advice, opinions, views, statements, recommendations or other information displayed on or distributed through the web site. You acknowledge that any reliance upon any such facts, advice, opinions, views, statements, recommendations, or other information is at your sole risk.

Joyce Goldstein makes no representation or warranty whatsoever regarding the suitability, functionality, availability or operation of this web site. This web site may be temporarily unavailable due to maintenance or malfunction of computer equipment. Joyce Goldstein does not warrant that the web site will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects in the web site will be corrected, or that the web site or the servers that make the web site available are free from viruses or other harmful components.

Limitations of liability. Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall the Joyce Goldstein be liable to you for damages of any kind whether based in tort, contract, strict liability or otherwise, including, without limitation, any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive, exemplary or consequential damages resulting from or in connection with this web site or the information it contains or any errors or omissions in the technical operation of the web site, even if Joyce Goldstein has been advised of the possibility of such damages whether caused in whole or in part by negligence, acts of god, telecommunications failure, or theft or destruction of, or unauthorized access to, the web site. Applicable law may not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.

Governing Laws. This Terms of Use Agreement and your use of the Web site shall be governed by the laws of the United States of America and the State of California without regard to its conflicts of laws principles. Any legal action or proceeding related to this Web site shall be brought exclusively in a federal or state court of competent jurisdiction sitting in California.

Miscellaneous. If any provision of this Terms of Use Agreement is held to be unlawful, void or unenforceable, the remaining provisions of the agreement will remain in place.

Changes to These Terms. We reserve the right, at our complete discretion, to change these Terms of Use at any time by posting revised terms on the site. It is your responsibility to check periodically for any changes we may make to these Terms of Use. Your continued use of this site following the posting of changes to these terms or other policies means you accept the changes. These Terms of Use were last updated on June 1, 2008.

Thank you for visiting our site.

Privacy Policy
The Joyce Goldstein Privacy Policy applies to the Joyce Goldstein Web sites listed below.

Joyce Goldstein thinks your privacy is important. Please read this section of our website to learn more about our philosophy and privacy policy. We understand that the protection of privacy is a major concern to many of our users. Joyce Goldstein wants you to understand a little bit about how our website interacts with visitors and how we will use any information gathered when you visit our website.

Types of Information Gathered
Joyce Goldstein may gather the following types of information: (1) information given voluntarily while using a feature of this website, for example, during a registration for our newsletter; (2) information gathered as a result of voluntary participation in a survey or poll, or our weekly wine challenge contest, or in the wine circle blog or wine couch video section comments section; and (3) information gathered automatically when visitors visit our website.

Joyce Goldstein currently has an electronic newsletter and may launch similar products in the future. If you choose to receive our electronic newsletter, you will be asked for your email address. Providing us with this information is voluntary and you may change supplied information or unsubscribe at any time from the online services of Joyce Goldstein.

Surveys And Polls
From time to time, Joyce Goldstein website users may be asked to participate in voluntary surveys and polls. As a part of this process you may be asked to supply personal information such as demographic information and lifestyle preferences. These surveys will be strictly voluntary and you can choose to disclose this information or not.

Contests, Sweepstakes and Special Offers
On occasion, Joyce Goldstein collects personal information from users in connection with optional sweepstakes, contests or special offers. This information will not be shared with any third party, except for the fulfillment of the contest, sweepstakes or special offer. If you do not want any personal information shared, you may always decline to participate in the sweepstakes, contest or special offer.

Joyce Goldstein may automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your browser, which may include your IP address, cookie information at our website, session time, click path analysis, and the pages you request. Joyce Goldstein will only use this type data in an aggregate form and does not identify you personally.

Use of Information by Joyce Goldstein
Joyce Goldstein may use information gathered through its website for the following general purposes: (1) to customize content delivered to you; (2) to contact and provide service to you as well as improve the overall delivery of our Joyce Goldstein services; and (3) to conduct research for other purposes related to our Joyce Goldstein core business. In no case will Joyce Goldstein use personally identifying information for its own use or the use of any other party, except to provide the services you request or as required by law. Joyce Goldstein only reviews usage of our online content in the aggregate (meaning information summarized into large groups of users with no personally identifying information) to determine the most popular website features and to help us develop new content and service ideas.

Information Sharing
Joyce Goldstein will not sell or otherwise share personally identifying information with other people or nonaffiliated companies except to provide services to you at your request, or as required by law. Joyce Goldstein will share this information with certain business partners to provide requested service that we do not provide directly. Joyce Goldstein will only share personally identifying information with these business partners if they agree not to disclose the information to other parties and agree not to use this information to solicit.

Joyce Goldstein may share aggregate data collected through its website that does not personally identify any party with our research partner, and may from time to time share this type data with other business partners.

If you have registered online to one of our sites, Joyce Goldstein will not sell, rent, swap or authorize any third party to use your e-mail address without your permission. This also applies to any information that personally identifies you. We do, however, share information about our audience in aggregate form. For example, we may want to know how long the average reader spends on our site, or which pages or features get the most attention.

This website contains several links to other websites not controlled by Joyce Goldstein. We have attempted to choose our linked partners with great care; however, Joyce Goldstein is not responsible for the privacy practices of any linked site. You should read the privacy policy of each linked website to understand the related policy. This privacy policy applies solely to information collected through Joyce Goldstein website.

Joyce Goldstein has attempted to take all reasonable steps to have physical, electronic and procedural safeguards in place to protect personal information gathered through this website. This includes compliance with related federal regulations and may include use of industry-standard SSL-encryption to protect certain transmission data we deem sensitive.

Questions and Comments
Joyce Goldstein is always interested in what our customers have to say. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at

Changes to Privacy Policy
This document was last updated June 1, 2008. Joyce Goldstein may update this privacy policy at any time. If so, Joyce Goldstein will post the updated privacy policy on this site. Joyce Goldstein encourages you to review this privacy policy from time to time for any changes.

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