- Information Collected and its Usage
- The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
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Information Collected and its Usage
We collect the information that you have provided in the registration form or updated in your account management page.
We also collect information for the purpose of providing a better user experience. Information regarding the beers, bars, and breweries that you are interested in help us to focus on what you're interested in. This includes refining the website and service we provide you, but also assuring that the advertising that provide is actually something that you might be interested in. For example, if you search for beers in Texas, we want you to see advertisements about bars in Texas also rather than some state that you aren't in. Likeswise, if you are searching for Pliny the Elder, we want to show you an advertisement for a bar that typically carries Pliny the Elder rather than one that has never had it before.
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.
We use HTTPS (we use a 4096 bit key and SHA-256) for the collection of sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon on your web browser, or looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of the web page.
We never store (or see) your credit card information on our servers (we use Stripe
to handle this for us). Your credit card information is passed (encrypted) directly to the payment processor.
While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Your password is not stored in plaintext on our systems. It is salted and hashed, so your password is never visible, even to our system administrators. This does mean that we also cannot recover your password, so if you lose it, you'll have to completely reset it. During salting and hashing, the salt, a randomly generated value, is appended to your password (this helps protect against rainbow table attacks). Next, a hashing algorithm is applied a large number of times (usually 15,000+ times). This makes it computationally infeasible to try to reverse the hash.
We use "cookies" on this site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor's hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site.