Privacy Policy

We are committed to keeping your (the “User”) personal information private. Please review this Privacy Policy, our Terms of Service (“ToS”) and any other rules or policies posted to the Site which also govern your visit and use of the website brewedbyus.com (the “Site”). This Privacy Policy covers the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information that may be collected by us anytime you interact with Site, such as when you visit our Site, when you subscribe to our Services, when you post Submissions or when you contact our support services. Please take a moment to read the following to learn more about our information practices, including what type of information is gathered, how the information is used and for what purposes, to whom we disclose the information, and how we safeguard your personal information. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully before accessing the Site, registering as a Member, providing a Submission or contacting us, so that you are aware of your legal rights and obligations with respect to the Site or Brewed By Us, LLC. and its sponsors, advertisers, affiliates, parents and subsidiaries (individually and collectively, "we," "us," “our,” or "BBU").

Access to this Site and the Services (as defined below) is void and unauthorized where prohibited by applicable law or regulation.

BY USING THIS SITE OR ANY OF OUR SERVICES, INCLUDING MAKING SUBMISSIONS, YOU (I) SIGNIFY YOUR IRREVOCABLE ACCEPTANCE OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY; AND (II) REPRESENT THAT YOU ARE EITHER MORE THAN 18 YEARS OF AGE, OR AN EMANCIPATED MINOR, OR POSSESS LEGAL PARENTAL OR GUARDIAN CONSENT, AND ARE FULLY ABLE AND COMPETENT TO ENTER INTO THE TERMS, CONDITIONS, OBLIGATIONS, AFFIRMATIONS, REPRESENTATIONS, AND WARRANTIES SET FORTH IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY, AND TO ABIDE BY AND COMPLY WITH THIS PRIVACY POLICY. IN ANY CASE, YOU AFFIRM THAT YOU ARE OVER THE AGE OF 13, AS THE SITE IS NOT INTENDED FOR CHILDREN AGE 13 OR UNDER. IF YOU ARE 13 YEARS OF AGE OR UNDER, YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO USE OR EVEN ACCESS THE SITE AND/OR THE SERVICES OR TO CREATE AN ACCOUNT.

Further, if you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, or any of its terms, please do not provide us with your personally identifiable information (“PII”) for example your full name, email address, mailing address, telephone number, or credit card number or any other personal information capable of being associated with you individually through one or more identifiers. Our business changes constantly, and our ToS, any rules posted on the Site, as well as this Privacy Policy may change too. You should check the Site frequently to see if there are recent changes. BBU reserves the right to revise this Privacy Policy at any time. Your continued use of this Site or any of the Services (as hereinafter defined) shall be deemed an irrevocable acceptance of any such revisions.

Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Policy applies to all information that we have about you. The above sentence notwithstanding, this Privacy Policy only applies to information collected by BBU.

  1. Description of the Site. The Site provides various services and capabilities that enable Users to both review and submit information regarding home brewed beer. The Site enables unregistered visitors (“Visitors”) to the Site to review information submitted by Members of the Site. The Site also enables registered members (“Members”) of the Site to submit home brewing information and recipes to the Site. Members may also engage in conversations and interactions with other Members. All activities and capabilities offered by or through the Site shall individually and collectively be referred to as “Services”. This Privacy Policy applies to all users, Visitors and Members of the Site (together “Users”).

    BBU reserves the right to add, change, modify, suspend or discontinue any portion of the Site or the Service(s) offered at any time. BBU may also impose limits on certain Services or features and/or restrict your access to parts of the Site or to the entire Site in our sole and absolute discretion and without notice or liability to anyone.

  2. What information does the Site collect?

    Visitor Activity. Visitors to the Site may choose to browse, search and examine any information made available to non-registrants or non-members on the Site without registering with the Site or setting up an Account. When you visit our Site as a Visitor, we collect only information you provide or submit to the Site directly, information you send to us by email, information and messages you send or post through our accounts on third party social networks (such as Facebook, YouTube or Twitter), comments you post and any information or message you send through Services we may provide. The foregoing statement not withstanding, our servers may recognize and collect information on Visitors’ domain names, IP addresses, browser, operating system referring page and any information on pages visited.

    Account Activity. In order to have access to certain Services offered on the Site, Users may be required to create an Account. Registration may be accomplished by providing data on our Site or by authenticating third-party website accounts such as Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare or Meetup. When creating an Account with the Site, you will be asked to provide some PII about yourself ("Registration Data"). Registration Data may include, but is not limited to, first and last name, nickname, home town, age and e-mail address. After you setup an Account, we may also collect a variety of additional information and PII depending on the Services you use or engage in.

    Submissions to the Site. Submissions include the upload, submission, sending or posting, where and if available, by Users, of any recipe, photograph, video, image, text, opinion, comment or other content to the Site. Any PII or Submission that you voluntarily disclose on the Site is collected by us. This may include any information you submit as part of your Account profile as well as Submissions you make of recipes, journal entries and comments on the Site. In addition, some information (for example, PII contained in your comments, messages or profile pages, if any) may become publicly available and can then be collected, viewed and used by third parties.

    Usage Information. We may collect information about your usage, such as when you use the Site, the information you review, the frequency and size of data transfers, as well as information you display or click on in the Site. If you are logged in we may associate this information with your Account.

    Click-Through URLs. In some of our email messages we may use a “click-through URL” linked to content on the Site. When Users click one of these URLs, they pass through our web server before arriving at the destination web page. We use such click through URLs to confirm Account registration. We may, now or in the future, also track this click-through data to help us determine interest in particular topics and measure the effectiveness of our communications.

  3. How do we use the information you provide us? We use PII such as your name, address, and e-mail address in order to provide you with the Services and to potentially serve you with advertising while on the Site. Except as provided herein, BBU does not sell or rent your PII information to other marketers. All information that you submit to us is governed by this Privacy Policy, the ToS and any other rules posted to the Site.

    • Any PII collected as a result of communications initiated through our Sites, are used to enable Services and features. For example, information collected by our servers may be used to direct communication between Users.
    • We may share information collected including your PII with our agents, representatives, contractors and service providers so they can provide us with support services such as e-mail origination, support services and customer relationship management services.
    • Unless you opt-out, we may use your e-mail or other PII to send commercial or marketing messages without your further consent. Be advised that we use your e-mail address and other contact information provided by you without further consent for non-marketing or administrative purposes (such as notifying you of major Site changes or customer service purposes).
    • We may share marketing data analysis, including User activity, with our advertisers. When such information is shared all PII shall be stripped and only aggregate level data shall be shared.
    • You may opt-out at any time by changing your preferences. Your preferences can be changed by sending a request to contact@brewedbyus.com.
    • We use both your PII and certain non-PII (such as anonymous user data, cookies, IP addresses, browser type, click stream data, etc.) to improve the quality and design of the Site and to create new features, promotions, functionality and services by storing, tracking, analyzing and processing User preferences and trends, as well as User activity and communications.

    In an attempt to provide increased value to our visitors, we may choose various third party web sites to link to, and/or frame within the Site. We also may participate in co-branding and other relationships to offer e-commerce and other services and features to our Users. However, even if the third party is affiliated with us, we have no control over these linked sites, each of which has separate privacy and data collection practices independent of us. We encourage you to read the policies of these third party websites. By purchasing, registering or making reservations for, products or services offered or sponsored by third parties or advertisers through third party links on the Site, or electing to receive communications (such as e-mails) or electing to participate in contests, sweepstakes or other programs, offered or sponsored by third parties on the Site, you consent to our providing your personal information to those third parties. Data collected by our co-brand partners or third party websites (even if offered on or through our Site) may not be received by us. As such, we have no responsibility or liability for the independent policies or actions of third parties, and are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any such web sites. These linked sites are only for your convenience and you therefore access them at your own risk. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of the Services and the links placed upon each of them and therefore request any feedback on sites we link to as well.

    Further, any linking with any other web site is neither an endorsement of that site nor any of the products or services that may be offered on that site.

    Note: Your PII may be passed on to a third party in the event of a transfer of ownership or assets of BBU or a bankruptcy. We may also disclose PII when we determine that such disclosure is necessary to comply with applicable law, to cooperate with law enforcement or to protect the interests or safety of BBU or other Users of the Site. Whenever PII is disclosed under this paragraph, we may also disclose your demographic information on a non-anonymous basis.

  4. How does BBU Protect Users’ Personal Information? We implement a variety of security measures to ensure the security of your PII on our systems. For example, Members log in to their Accounts, make Submissions and interact with other Users using https.

    We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your PII, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

    Third parties may unlawfully attempt to intercept or access transmissions or private communications. Although we work very hard to protect your privacy, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information or private communications will always remain private.

  5. Individuals under 13 years of age. Pursuant to the provisions of the 1998 Federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), our policy is to refuse individuals 13 years of age or under to submit information to the Site or to use the Services. We therefore do not knowingly collect personal information from individuals 13 years of age or under.

  6. Does BBU Use Cookies? We use "cookies" (small pieces of data we store for an extended period of time on your computer, mobile phone, or other device) to make the Site easier to use, to improve our advertising, and to protect both you and the Site.

    We may store your email address or nickname to recognize you every time you return to the Site. We may also use third-party advertising technology to serve ads when you visit the Site and sites upon which we advertise. This technology uses information about your visits to the Site and the sites upon which we advertise, to serve our ads to you. In the course of serving our advertisements to you, a unique third-party cookie may be placed or recognized on your browser. In addition, we may use web beacons, provided by our ad serving partner, to help manage our online advertising. These web beacons enable our ad server to recognize a browser's cookie when a browser visits this Site and to learn which banner ads bring users to our Site.

  7. How do you change PII provided or OPT-OUT? BBU gives registered Users an option for modifying or removing their information from our database. To update, modify or delete the information that we have on file for you, you may edit your online account profile or contact us at contact@brewedbyus.com. We will comply with your requests as reasonably as we can. Please note that we require some PII for Account registration purposes. If you wish to delete your name, or e-mail address, you may be required to terminate your Account. However, please note, that while you may remove your PII from the site at any time, you acknowledge that we may retain archived or cached copies of your PII.

  8. By visiting the Site or using the Services, including but not limited to making Submissions, you consent to the collection and use of information by us as set forth in this Privacy Policy. If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes within this page and/or on our blog page so Users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

    Be sure to review our Privacy Policy, ToS and any other rules posted to the Site regularly so that you will be aware of any changes to them. Please remember that your continued use of this Site or maintenance of an Account after changes or revisions have been made constitute your acceptance of such updates.

  9. If you have any questions about the Privacy Policy of the Site, please contact us at:

    Brewed By Us, LLC
    103 Kingsmill Rd
    Cary, NC 27511
    contact@brewedbyus.com