Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to me. At the Upper Valley Whisky Society (UVWS) we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:

  • First, we don’t ask you for personal information unless I need it to enhance your experience when visiting UVWS.
  • Second, we don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • Last, we don’t store personal information unless required for the on-going operation of our site.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, UVWS collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available. This may include such things as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. UVWS’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to understand better how UVWS’s visitors use its website. From time to time, UVWS may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

UVWS also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on the blog. UVWS only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to choose to interact with UVWS in ways that require UVWS to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that UVWS gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive UVWS updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, UVWS collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with UVWS. UVWS does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

UVWS may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. For instance, UVWS may monitor the most popular pages visited on the site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. UVWS may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, UVWS does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

We do not have any employees at this time but if and when, we do take on the personnel we will disclose potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that:

  1. Need to know that information to process it on UVWSs behalf or to provide services available at UPWS’s website.
  2. That have agreed not to disclose it to others.

Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using UVWS’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.

UVWS will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, UVWS discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental requests, or when UVWS believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of UVWS, third parties or the public at large.

If you are a registered user of UVWS and have supplied your email address, UVWS may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with UVWS and our products. We primarily use our newsletter to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request via email, we reserve the right to publish it to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. UVWS takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. UVWS uses cookies to help Whiskybits identify and track visitors, their usage of the UVWS website, and their website access preferences. UVWS visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using UVWS’s website, with the drawback that certain features of UVWS’s website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If UVWS or substantially all of its assets were acquired through the sale of this business, user information would be one of the assets that are transferred or acquired by a third party.  You acknowledge that such transfers may occur and that any acquirer of UVWS may continue to use your personal information as outlined in this policy. In the unlikely event that UVWS goes out of business, we will delete any stored information such as email addresses upon dissolution of the business.


Ads appearing on the Website may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by UVWS and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.


Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service are not saved unless they are marked as false positives, in which case I hold them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, UVWS may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in UVWS’s sole discretion. UVWS encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.