GUOTAI INTERNATIONAL, LLC
1. INFORMATION ABOUT GUOTAI.
Guotai International LLC is registered in the United States of America. Our main office in the United States is located at 9400 Key West Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850 (“We or us” or “Guotai”).
2. SOCIAL CONSCIENCE.
We also have a sense of responsibility and respect for the communities that we serve and the individual consumers who enjoy our products. As part of our commitment to responsible marketing, we comply with the social responsibility policies established by DISCUS – the Distilled Spirits Council for the United States and spirits Europe—the European representative body for producers of spirit drinks, which set out the principles we maintain in all of our sales and marketing
activities, including advertising and promotional programs.
3. DATA COLLECTED FROM YOU.
We may collect and process the following data about you: Information that you provide by filling in forms on websites operated by Guotai or its related companies, their affiliates, subsidiaries, their ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries (together, the “Group Companies”) (“Our Sites”). This includes information provided at the time of registering to use any of Our Sites, subscribing to any services offered on our Sites including but not limited to email mailing lists, competitions, games, interactive services, posting material or requesting further services. That information will usually include your name or a username and your email address, though from time to time some of the services we provide may mean that we ask you for more information. We may also ask you for information when you enter a competition or promotion sponsored by a Group Company, and when you report a problem with any of our Sites;
The correct country or other territory in which you are located or are accessing Our Sites and your correct date of birth, which We require that you submit accurately to ensure that you do not access Our Sites if you are not of a legal age for consuming alcoholic beverages in the country or other territory in which you are located or are accessing Our Sites;
If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence;
A Group Company may also ask you to complete surveys to be used for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them;
Details of any transactions you carry out through any of Our Sites and of the fulfilment of any orders by you; and
Details of your visits to Our Site including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, whether this is required for our own billing purposes or otherwise and the resources that you access; and
Any information we may collect about you from third party or off-line sources, and which we may combine with information collected via our Sites.
4. IP ADDRESSES AND COOKIES.
We may collect information about your computer (including, where available, your IP address, operating system and browser type) for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual. Our Internet servers may also keep track of the number of visitors to our Sites, the pages they visited and how long they stayed. None of this information includes any personal information about you.
5. STORAGE OF PERSONAL DATA.
The information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Possible payment transactions will be encrypted using SSL technology. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as a part of a registration scheme or a security procedure to enable you to access certain parts of our Site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone. In particular, you should not share your password with anyone who is not of Legal Drinking Age in the country or other territory in which you are located or are accessing our Sites or to anyone in a country or other territory where use of our Sites is not permitted.
By using our Site, you agree, fully understand, and acknowledge that the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Thus, you understand and acknowledge that any transmission is at your own risk and you fully appreciate the extent of that risk.
6. USE OF YOUR INFORMATION.
We use information held about you in the following ways:
To ensure that content from our Sites is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes;
To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service when you choose to do so;
To notify you about changes to our service;
We also reserve the right to share information with other organizations in the following situations:
As permitted by law in order to investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, violation of our intellectual property rights, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violation of Guotai’s User Terms and Conditions or other agreements, or as required by law;
When we have your consent to do so; and
When we need to share information to provide any product or service you have requested; and
If you are an existing customer, we will only contact you by appropriate electronic means with information about goods and services similar to those which were the subject of a previous sale to you. If you are a new customer, and where we permit selected third parties to use your data, we (or they) will contact you by electronic means only if you have consented to this.
7. DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION.
We may also disclose your personal information to the following selected third parties:
Our advertising and promotional agencies and consultants and those organizations selected by us to carry out marketing campaigns or email mailings on our behalf, or analyze or evaluate our data collection process or customer service fulfilment;
Unaffiliated service providers with whom Guotai may subcontract, including advertising and promotional agencies, website hosting companies, fulfilment companies and other third party service providers;
Unaffiliated partner organizations with whom we may carry out joint campaigns or events, or operate the Site on which information about you is collected. In certain circumstances, those organizations may be joint data controllers of your information, together with Guotai.
The prospective seller or buyer of any of Guotai or related company’s business or assets, including where one of those companies or substantially all of its assets is acquired by a third party other than another company related to Guotai, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets;
If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal or regulatory obligation, or in order to enforce or apply Guotai’s User Terms and Conditions and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Guotai or related companies, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
8. YOUR RIGHTS.
The Data Protection Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. We will inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for marketing purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for marketing purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by ticking the relevant boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. If you at any time decide that you do not want to be contacted for any purpose or if you would like to obtain a copy of the personal information about you gathered by our Sites or correct or delete such information from our Sites’ databases, you can contact us by writing to our Digital Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Sites may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, creative partners and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
Our Sites are designed to appeal to adults. We do not knowingly solicit any information from children nor do we knowingly market or otherwise target our Sites or its products or services to children. If we become aware that a visitor to our Sites is under the Legal Drinking Age in the country or other territory in which he or she is located at the relevant time and has registered without verifiable parental consent, we will remove his or her personal information from our files.