Privacy & Security
Best Cellars are committed to protecting the privacy of personal information that we collect about the visitors to our site and abides by the National Privacy Principles in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).
We do collect personal information about visitors to our site. However, you will have to submit this information voluntarily. For example, we may need to collect such information to provide you with information or a product you requested.
Use of Personal Information
Use of Personal Information by Third Parties
Best Cellars may use third parties to manage activities that may be on our site from time to time, including, but not limited to, promotions and statistical analysis. These parties may have access to the personal information submitted by visitors who participate in those activities. Similarly, we may contract with third parties to handle requests for information that is submitted to our site. For instance, we may send you a newsletter. Best Cellars will, in most cases, instruct these third parties to use this personal information only for the specific purpose for which we collected it.
If Best Cellars has a bulletin board or chat room, then any information that is posted on it or communicated through the chat room will become public information. While we strive to protect your privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any information disclosed on a bulletin board or in a chat room.
Use of Information as Aggregate Data
We reserve the right to collect certain non-personal information, which may optimise our web pages for your computer. The sort of information would include the identity of your Internet browser, your IP address, the type of operating system you use, and the domain name of your ISP. We may use such non-personal information for internal purposes, including ways of improving our site.
Best Cellars may use personal information in aggregate form to improve our site. We may compile statistics and analyse information. Best Cellars also may provide such information to others, in the form of a summary, for purposes such as marketing, advertising or research. For example, we may wish to state in our summary that X number of people visited our site on a particular day and Y number clicked on an advertiser’s banner advertisement.
We may disclose your Personal Information
Best Cellars may disclose personal information in situations where we reasonably believe it is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against anyone damaging, injuring, or interfering with our rights, either intentionally or unintentionally. Of course, if the law requires we disclose personal information, we will.
Right of Access and Correction
Generally speaking, you may access the personal information Best Cellars holds about you. If any of that information is incorrect, you can have that information corrected. If you have provided us with your personal information and you later decide that you would no longer like to receive information from us, follow the “unsubscribe” directions at the end of any email communication you receive from us.
Security is probably one of the most significant concerns for both the shopper and the retailer during an online transaction. In reality an online transaction is probably more secure than a card transaction in a shop or conducted over the telephone or by fax, as the information transmitted online is highly encrypted using complicated logarithm combinations.
Your personal information is protected by law. These laws prohibit any person from accessing, using or disclosing any personal information in the possession of Best Cellars unless it is in the performance of their duties or is in accordance with these laws. Penalties apply to those who fail to observe these provisions.
If you send your credit card details through the checkout process, be assured that industry-standard encryption is used.
The encryption process used by Best Cellars is Secure Socket Layer (SSL). For SSL encryption to work, your browser must support SSL. Freely available browsers that support SSL include Netscape version 6.0 or later, Firefox version 1.0 or later and Microsoft Internet Explorer Version 4.0 or later.
While Best Cellars endeavours to provide a secure internet environment, users should note that there are inherent risks associated with transmission of information via the internet. Best Cellars provides alternative ways to obtain and provide information for those who do not wish to use public networks such as the internet. Please visit our contacts page for further details.
Note: Any link to an external site is provided for your information and convenience only. Best Cellars does not endorse, monitor or control such sites (or any associated organisation, product or service) and is not responsible for their content, or your access or use of them. Without limiting the forgoing, you are advised to review their privacy and security statements and take precautions to ensure any content is accurate and downloaded software is safe.
Best Cellars does not store any sensitive information on its servers. Data storage on our payment gateway (PayPal), and the communication between our payment gateway and the worldwide banking networks, is regularly audited by the banking authorities to ensure a secure transaction environment. We also ensure that we stay up-to-date with the latest versions of any third-party code we use, and continually review our own proprietary code.
If you have any privacy or security concerns please contact us.