This Statement of Terms and Conditions is BrewTogether’s terms of service that governs the relationship we have with our users. By using or accessing BrewTogether, you agree to this agreement. We will make updates to this agreement intermittently and post them on the Terms and Conditions page of brewtogether.com.
By using or accessing BrewTogether, you agree that we can collect and use information and content in accordance with this policy. We collect information from and about you, including information that you and others provide. We collect information including, but not limited to, the following:
When you create an account, create or share content, and communicate with others
Information about how you use BrewTogether.
Your networks, groups, friends, and connections.
Content and information that other users provide when they use BrewTogether, including information about you.
Information about the people and groups you are connected to and how you interact with them.
Information from or about the computers, phones, or other devices where you access BrewTogether
We use your information to:
Communicate with you on or off of BrewTogether. Provide, improve and develop our services.
Provide suggestions to you.
Send you marketing communications.
Show and measure ads and services.
Improve our advertising and measurement systems so we can show you relevant ads on BrewTogether and measure the effectiveness and reach of ads and services.
2. Sharing Information
By using our service, you grant BrewTogether an unlimited, royalty-free, non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, worldwide license to use any IP content that you post on or in connection with BrewTogether.
When you publish content or information using the Public setting, it means that you are allowing everyone, including people off of BrewTogether, to access and use that information, and to associate it with you.
We share user information in the following ways:
People you share and communicate with.
Public information is available to anyone on or off BrewTogether
People that see content others share about you
If the ownership or control of all or part of BrewTogether or its assets changes, we may transfer your information to the new owner.
We work with third party companies who help us provide and improve BrewTogether and/or use advertising or related products, which makes it possible to operate and provide BrewTogether as a free service to you. We use all of the information we have about you to show you relevant ads. Our goal is to deliver advertising and other commercial or sponsored content that is valuable to our users and advertisers. In order to help us do that, you agree to the following:
You give us permission to use your name, profile picture, content, and other information in connection with commercial, sponsored, or related content served or enhanced by us
We may give your content or information to advertisers without your consent.
You understand that we may not always identify paid services and communications as such.
4. User Conduct
By signing up for BrewTogether, you agree to the following terms of conduct:
You will not use BrewTogether to do anything unlawful, misleading, malicious, or discriminatory.
You will not post content or take any action on BrewTogether that infringes or violates someone else’s rights.
You will not intimidate, harass, troll, or bully any user on BrewTogether.
You will not post content that is hate speech, threatening, pornographic, incites violence, or contains nudity or graphic or violence.
You will not post spam on BrewTogether.
You will not collect users’ content or information, or otherwise access BrewTogether, using automated means.
You will not post anyone’s identification documents or sensitive financial information on BrewTogether.
You will not upload viruses or other malicious code.
We will remove any content or information you post on BrewTogether if we believe that it violates this agreement or our policies.
You will not facilitate or encourage any violations of this agreement or our policies.
5. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and Copyright Takedown Policy
BrewTogether respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. Our policy is to respond to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). BrewTogether may disable and/or terminate the accounts of users in accordance with this policy.
For more information, please visit https://brewtogether.com/policies-and-reporting/
We provide you with tools to help you protect your intellectual property rights. If we remove your content for infringing someone else’s copyright, and you believe we removed it by mistake, we will provide you with an opportunity to appeal. If you repeatedly infringe other people’s intellectual property rights, we will disable your account when appropriate. Go to our Policies and Procedures page for more information about protecting intellectual property.
6. Account Security
The following are commitments you agree to relating to registering and maintaining the security of your account:
You will not provide any false personal information on BrewTogether, or create an account for anyone other than yourself without permission.
You will not create more than one personal account.
If we disable your account, you will not create another one without our permission.
You will not use BrewTogether if you are under 21 years old.
You will not share your password, let anyone else access your account, or do anything else that might jeopardize the security of your account.
If you select a username or similar identifier for your account or Page, we reserve the right to remove or reclaim it if we believe it is appropriate (such as when a trademark owner complains about a username that does not closely relate to a user’s actual name).
If you violate the letter or spirit of this agreement, or otherwise create risk for us, we can stop providing all or part of BrewTogether to you. You may also delete your account at any time as well as request an export of your personal data.
We try to keep BrewTogether online, bug-free, and safe, but you use it at your own risk.
We are providing BrewTogether as is without any express or implied warranties. We do not guarantee that BrewTogether will always be safe, secure or error-free or that BrewTogether will always function without disruptions, delays or imperfections. BrewTogether is not responsible for the actions, content, information, or data of third parties, and you release us from any claims and damages, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with any claim you have against any such third parties.
If anyone brings a claim against us related to your actions, content or information on BrewTogether, you will indemnify and hold us harmless from and against all damages, losses, and expenses of any kind (including reasonable legal fees and costs) related to such claim.
Although we provide rules for user conduct, we do not control or direct users’ actions on BrewTogether and are not responsible for the content or information users transmit or share on BrewTogether. We are not responsible for any offensive, inappropriate, obscene, unlawful or otherwise objectionable content or information you may encounter on BrewTogether. We are not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any user of BrewTogether.
We will not be liable to you for any lost profits or other consequential, special, indirect, or incidental damages arising out of or in connection with this agreement or BrewTogether, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages. BrewTogether’s liability will be limited to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law.
All of our rights and obligations under this agreement are freely assignable by us in connection with a merger, acquisition, or sale of assets, or by operation of law or otherwise.
If any portion of this agreement is found to be unenforceable, the remaining portion will remain in full force and effect.
Nothing in this agreement shall prevent us from complying with the law.
We reserve all rights not expressly granted to you.
BrewTogether does not regularly review materials on Web Sites linked to this Web Site and does not necessarily endorse the materials appearing on any linked Web Sites.
Data We Collect
Data You Provide To Us
To create an account on BrewTogether, you must provide data including your name, email address and/or mobile number, and a password. If you register for a premium Services, including courses and/or premium membership levels, you will need to provide payment (e.g., PayPal) and billing information.
You have choices about the information on your profile, such as your experience level, type of brewing and favorite beers. You are not required to provide additional information on your profile; however, profile information helps you to get more from our Services. It’s your choice whether to include sensitive information on your profile and to make that sensitive information public. Please do not post or add personal data to your profile that you would not want to be publicly available.
You have the ability to choose who is able to see your profile information in your account settings under privacy.
Posting and Uploading
We collect personal data from you when you provide, post, or upload it to our Services, such as when you post a status, participate in forum discussions, or upload a photo or video on our Services. You don’t have to post or upload personal data; though if you don’t, it may limit your ability to grow and engage with your network over our Services.
Data From Others
You and others may post content that includes information about you (as part of articles, posts, forum discussions, comments, videos) on our Services.
We may receive personal data (e.g., your name and email address) about you when you use the services of our customers and partners, such as when you join our email list.
We log your visits and use of our Services, including when using our mobile apps. We log usage data when you visit or otherwise use our Services, including our sites, mobile app, and platform technology, such as when you view or click on content (e.g., learning video) or ads (on or off our sites and apps), perform a search, install or update one of our mobile apps, share articles or apply for jobs. We use log-ins, cookies, device information and internet protocol (“IP”) addresses to identify you and log your use.
Cookies and Similar Technologies
Your Device and Location
When you visit or leave our Services, we receive the URL of both the site you came from and the one you go to and the time of your visit. We also get information about your network and device (e.g., IP address, proxy server, operating system, web browser and add-ons, device identifier and features, cookie IDs and/or ISP, or your mobile carrier). If you use our Services from a mobile device, that device will send us data about your location based on your phone settings.
We collect information about you when you send, receive, or engage with messages in connection with our Services. For example, if you get a BrewTogether connection request from another member, we track whether you have acted on it and will send you reminders. We also use automatic scanning technology on messages to support and protect our site. For example, we use this technology to suggest possible responses to messages and to manage or block content that violates our Terms and Conditions or Mobile Application End User License Agreement (EULA) from our Services.
How We Use Your Data
We use your data to provide, support, personalize and develop our Services.
How we use your personal data will depend on which Services you use, how you use those Services and the choices you make in your settings. We use the data that we have about you to provide and personalize our Services, including with the help of automated systems and inferences we make, so that our Services (including ads) can be more relevant and useful to you and others.
Connect With Other Brewers
Our Services allow you to connect with and stay in touch with other homebrewers and professional brewers. To do so, you can “connect” with members who you choose, and who also wish to “connect” with you. Subject to your and their settings, when you connect with other Members, you will be able to search each others’ connections in order to exchange professional opportunities.
We use data about you (such as your profile and profiles you have viewed) to help others find your profile, suggest new connections for you and others and enable you to invite others to become a Member and connect with you. You can also opt-in to allow us to use your precise location or proximity to others for certain Services (e.g. to notify nearby members that you are having a public brew day event that they can attend).
It is your choice whether to invite someone to our Services, send a connection request, or allow another Member to become your connection. When you invite someone to connect with you, your invitation will include your network and basic profile information (e.g., name, profile photo, region, and public profile information). We will send invitation reminders to the person you invited.
We contact you and enable communications between Members. We offer settings to control what messages you receive and how often you receive some types of messages.
We may contact you through email, mobile phone, notices posted on our websites or apps, messages to your BrewTogether inbox, and other ways through our Services, including text messages and push notifications. We will send you messages about the availability of our Services, security, or other service-related issues. We also send messages about how to use our Services, network updates, reminders, and promotional messages from us and our partners. You may change your communication preferences at any time. Please be aware that you cannot opt out of receiving service messages from us, including security and legal notices.
We serve you tailored ads both on and off our Services. We offer you choices regarding personalized ads, but you cannot opt-out of seeing other ads.
We target (and measure the performance of) ads to Members, Visitors and others both on and off our Services directly or through a variety of partners, using the following data, whether separately or combined:
Data from advertising technologies on and off our Services, pixels, ad tags, cookies, and device identifiers.
Member-provided information (e.g., profile, contact information, experience level, etc.).
Data from your use of our Services (e.g., search history, feed, content you read, who you follow or is following you, connections, groups participation, page visits, videos you watch, clicking on an ad, etc.).
Information from advertising partners, vendors, and publishers.
Information inferred from data described.
We will show you ads called sponsored content which may look similar to non-sponsored content, except that they are labeled as advertising (e.g., as “ad”, “advertisement”, or “sponsored”). If you take a social action (such as like, comment or share) on these ads, your action is associated with your name and viewable by others, including the advertiser.
We promote our Services to you and others.
In addition to advertising our Services, we use Members’ data and content for invitations and communications promoting membership and network growth, engagement and our Services, such as by showing your connections that you have used a feature on our Services.
Developing Services and Research
We use data, including public feedback, to conduct research and development for our Services to provide you and others with a better, more intuitive experience, drive membership growth, and increase engagement on our Services.
We use the personal data available to us to research social, economic, and beer/brewing industry trends. In some cases, we may work with trusted third parties to perform this research, under controls that are designed to protect your privacy. We may publish or allow others to publish insights, presented as aggregated data rather than personal data.
Polls and surveys are conducted on BrewTogether by us and others through our Services. You are not obligated to respond to polls or surveys, and you have choices about the information you provide.
We use data (which can include your communications) to investigate, respond to and resolve complaints and for Service issues.
We use your data to produce and share insights that do not identify you. We may use your data to generate statistics about our members, to calculate ad impressions served or clicked on, or to publish visitor demographics for a Service.
Security and Investigations
We use your data (including your communications) for security purposes or to prevent or investigate possible fraud or other violations of our Terms of Service and Mobile App EULA and/or attempts to harm our Members, Visitors, or others.
How We Share Information
Any data that you include on your profile and any content you post or social action (e.g., likes, follows, connections, forum discussions, comments, shares) you take on our Services will be seen by others, consistent with your settings.
Your profile is fully visible to all Members and customers of our Services, subject to your settings. Subject to your settings, it can also be visible to others on or off of our Services (e.g., Visitors to our Services or users of third- party search engines).
Posts, Likes, Follows, Comments, Forum Discussions, Messages
Our Services allow viewing and sharing information including through posts, likes, follows, forum discussions, and comments.
When you share an article or a post (e.g., an update, image, video or article) publicly it can be viewed by everyone and re-shared anywhere (subject to your settings). Members, Visitors and others will be able to find and see your publicly-shared content, including your name (and photo if you have provided one).
In a group, posts are visible to others in the group. Your membership in groups is public and part of your profile, but you can change visibility in your settings.
When you follow a person or organization, you are visible to others as a follower.
We let senders know when you act on their message, subject to your settings where applicable.
When you like or re-share or comment on another’s content (including ads), others will be able to view these “social actions” and associate it with you (e.g., your name, profile and photo if you provided it).
We use others to help us provide our Services (e.g., maintenance, analysis, audit, payments, fraud detection, marketing, and development). They will have access to your information as reasonably necessary to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for other purposes.
It is possible that we will need to disclose information about you when required by law, subpoena, or other legal process or if we have a good faith belief that disclosure is reasonably necessary to (1) investigate, prevent or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities or to assist government enforcement agencies; (2) enforce our agreements with you; (3) investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations; (4) protect the security or integrity of our Services (such as by sharing with companies facing similar threats); or (5) exercise or protect the rights and safety of BrewTogether, our Members, personne,l or others. We attempt to notify Members about legal demands for their personal data when appropriate in our judgment, unless prohibited by law or court order or when the request is an emergency. We may dispute such demands when we believe, in our discretion, that the requests are overbroad, vague or lack proper authority, but we do not promise to challenge every demand.
Change in Control or Sale
We can also share your personal data as part of a sale, merger or change in control, or in preparation for any of these events. Any other entity which buys us or part of our business will have the right to continue to use your data.
Your Privacy Choices and Obligations
We generally retain your personal data as long as you keep your account open or as needed to provide you Services. This includes data you or others provided to us and data generated or inferred from your use of our Services. In some cases we choose to retain certain information (e.g., insights about Services use) in a depersonalized or aggregated form.
Rights to Access and Control Your Personal Data
For personal data that we have about you:
You can ask us to erase or delete all or some of your personal data (e.g., if it is no longer necessary to provide Services to you).
You can edit some of your personal data through your account. You can also ask us to change, update or fix your data in certain cases, particularly if it’s inaccurate.
You can ask us to stop using all or some of your personal data or to limit our use of it.
You can ask us for a copy of your personal data and can ask for a copy of personal data you provided. You may request an export of your data under the “settings” tab in your member account.
If you choose to close your BrewTogether account, your personal data will generally stop being visible to others on our Services within 24 hours. We generally delete closed account information within 30 days of account closure, except as noted below.
We retain your personal data even after you have closed your account if reasonably necessary to comply with our legal obligations (including law enforcement requests), meet regulatory requirements, resolve disputes, maintain security, prevent fraud and abuse (e.g., if we have restricted your account for breach of our Professional Community Policies), enforce our Terms and Conditions, or fulfill your request to “unsubscribe” from further messages from us. We will retain de-personalized information after your account has been closed.
Information you have shared with others (e.g., through messages, updates, or group posts) will remain visible after you close your account or delete the information from your own profile or mailbox, and we do not control data that other Members have copied out of our Services. Groups content and ratings or review content associated with closed accounts will show an “unknown user” as the source. Your profile may continue to be displayed in the services of others (e.g., search engine results) until they refresh their cache.