As part of our commitment to your privacy, Brookline Liquor Mart is making our information policies transparent.
On this page we describe the following:
- What personally identifiable information of is collected from you through the web site
- The organization collecting the information
- How the information is used
- With whom the information may be shared
- What choices are available to you regarding collection, use and distribution of the information
- The kind of security procedures that are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under our control
- How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information
Registration and Ordering No registration is necessary to use our website, although you will be asked to create an account prior to making a purchase. Setting up an account entails providing your name, address, zip code and a password. We recommend that you include your telephone number in your account information so that we may easily contact you if we have questions regarding an order. Should you make a purchase, you will also be asked for credit card information for billing purposes. Credit card data is deleted from our online system once orders are processed. Contact information may be used to communicate with customers about products and services in which they have expressed an interest. BLM Wine + Spirits collects contact information for gift recipients only to ensure accurate delivery of those orders. We do not share contact information for gift recipients. Changes in contact or log-in information can be made from the "My Account" page of the website. You can also modify your log-in information and opt out of electronic mailings from the same page. Security When our order form asks customers to enter sensitive financial information, that information is encrypted and is protected with SSL (Secure Socket Layers), the best encryption software in the industry. BLM Wine + Spirits also does everything in its power to protect customer information stored off line. All sensitive customer information is kept in secure areas of our offices. Only employees who must handle this information to process orders are allowed access to it.
Cookies Stored on the website visitorís hard drive, a cookie is a piece of data containing information specific to that visitor's use of the website. The use of such cookies is necessary to maintain the customerís shopping cart from one page request to another. It also allows us maintain session information from one visit to the next. Cookies save time by preventing customers from having to log in on multiple occasions. Any information placed in the cookies sent by our site is accessible only to BLM Wine + Spirits and will not be sold or shared with anyone else under any circumstances. Customers may reject cookies sent by our site, but this prevents log in and product purchases.
Log Files We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track customer's movement and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
Sharing Brookine Liquor Mart / BLM Wine + Spirits may share aggregate demographic information with its partners. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person. We use a third-party shipper to deliver orders and a credit card processing company to bill customers for website purchases. Our website is supported by the Beverage Network, a third-party company that assists with the technical operation of our website and provides additional service as required. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes. BLM Wine + Spirits values your privacy and never releases any account information to anyone outside of the necessary core groups that help our business function, such as those mentioned above, unless our customers give us permission to do so. LinksThis website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that Brookline Liquor Mart / BLM Wine + Spirits is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our customers to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by the BLM Wine + Spirits website.
E-Mail List Our e-mail list is not sold, nor is the information associated with it shared in any way other than as outlined above. Customers who want to change their e-mail preferences or opt out of the list may do so by following links included in every e-mail communication from Brookline Liquor Mart.