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At Bentwood Tavern (“Bentwood”), we are committed to maintaining the privacy and security of your user information. We may update this policy from time to time, so please check back. The short story: Bentwood will not disclose identifiable user information to any third party without consent.

Bentwood is committed to safeguarding your privacy while visiting, (hereinafter all identified URLs are collectively referred to as the “Site”). Our goal is to provide you with an Internet experience that delivers the information, resources and services that are most relevant to you. To achieve this goal, part of the operation of the Site includes the gathering of certain types of information about Site users. Because we understand that your privacy is important, we're using a lot of words to share the types of information we gather and how it is used. This Privacy Policy applies to the Site.

This Privacy Policy covers two types of information gathered on the Site: personal and aggregated. The term “personal information” refers to data you voluntarily provide in connection with use of the Site. Personal information includes, e.g., data submitted, such as your name, email address, or phone number. The term “aggregated data” refers to general information regarding visitors and users of the Site that relates to use of the Site, e.g., traffic patterns, number of visits to certain pages, visits from other web sites or to third-party web sites linked to the Site, use of particular services and interest in services, information or features of the Site or other parties made available through or found on the Site.

What information is collected about you? How do we use it? We take the utmost care to ensure that the personal information we obtain from you is not used in a way that you may be unaware of or did not agree to. You might provide information when you submit a contact form, participate in one of our promotions, subscribe to our email list, or register for an event. In the event you opt to provide us with this information, we will only use it for the purpose specified by the information gathering form.

Information collected on the Site may be used to:

  • Respond to your questions or suggestions
  • Enter your email in our promotions or sweepstakes
  • Send marketing communications or surveys to you
  • Improve the quality of our site

All forms will provide an opt-out button to allow you to choose not to participate in Bentwood lists and future marketing. In deciding whether or not to join such lists, please note that they are only used for Bentwood. We do not sell, rent or share any of your personal information with any other party including any third-party joint promoters, nor use it for unapproved commercial purposes. You may request to be removed from our lists at any time. All emails distributed to our lists contain easy, online access to unsubscribe.

Permission for Use:

Bentwood may collect and use personal information that you submit on the Site in any manner that is consistent with uses stated in this Privacy Policy or disclosed elsewhere on the Site at the point you submit personal information. At the time you submit personal information or make a request, the intended use of the information you submit will be apparent in the context in which you submit it and/or because the Site states the intended purpose. By submitting personal information on the Site, you are giving your consent and permission for any use that is consistent with uses stated in this Privacy Policy or disclosed elsewhere on the Site at the point you submit such personal information. Your consent will be presumed by Bentwood unless you state otherwise at the time you submit the personal information. Please do not request any such communications on behalf of an individual or company if you are not authorized to make the request.

Protecting Your Information:

We would like our Site visitors to feel confident about using the Site. Bentwood is committed to protecting the information we collect. Bentwood has implemented a security program to keep information that is stored in our systems protected from unauthorized access.

Withdrawing Consent to Use:

If, after permitting use of your personal information, you later decide that you no longer want Bentwood to include you on its mailing list or otherwise contact you or use your personal information in the manner disclosed in this Privacy Policy or at the Site, simply tell us by sending an email, or by clicking on the “Unsubscribe” button at the bottom of our email communication to you.

Use of Aggregated Data:

Bentwood is interested in improving the Site and may develop and offer new features and services. We monitor aggregated data regarding use of the Site for marketing purposes and to study, improve and promote use of the Site. In connection with such purposes, Bentwood may share aggregated data with third parties collectively and in an anonymous way. Disclosure of aggregated data does not reveal personal information about individual Site users in any way that identifies who they are or how to contact them.

Exceptions to the Privacy Policy:

Bentwood has two exceptions to these limits on use of personal information:

  1. Bentwood may monitor and, when we believe in good faith that disclosure is required, disclose information to protect the security, property, assets and/or rights of Resort from unauthorized use, or misuse, of the Site or anything found at the Site.
  2. Bentwood may disclose information when required by law; however, only to the extent necessary and in a manner that seeks to maintain the privacy of the individual.

Use of Cookies:

To enable features at the Site, Bentwood may assign one or more “cookies” to your Internet browser. Cookies, among other things, speed navigation through our Site and keep track of information so that you do not have to re-enter it each time you visit our Site. A cookie is an Internet mechanism composed of a small text file containing a unique identification number that permits a web server to send small pieces of information or text by means of your browser and place them on your computer’s hard drive for storage. This text lets the web server know if you have previously visited the web page. Cookies by themselves cannot be used to find out the identity of any user.

We use cookies to collect and maintain aggregated data (such as the number of visitors) to help us see which areas are most popular with our users and improve and update the content on our site. While in the process of browsing our site, you also provide us with information that doesn’t reveal your personal identity — what type of destination you’re exploring, for example. We use this aggregated data only as explained in this Privacy Policy. We do not connect aggregated data to any name, address, or other identifying information. You may occasionally receive cookies from unaffiliated companies or organizations, to the extent they place advertising on our Site or are linked to the Site. These third-party cookies may collect information about you when you “click” on their advertising or content or link. This practice is standard in the Internet industry. Because of the way in which the Internet operates, we cannot control collection of this information by these third parties, and these cookies are not subject to this Privacy Policy.

Children’s Privacy & Parental Consent:

Please be aware that Bentwood has not designed this Site for, and does not intend for it to be used by, anyone under age 18. Accordingly, this Site should not be used by anyone under age 18. Should Bentwood inadvertently acquire personal information or other data from users under the age of 18, Resort will not knowingly provide this data to any third party for any purpose whatsoever, and any subsequent disclosure would be due to the fact the user under age 18 used the Site and submitted personal information without solicitation by or permission from Bentwood.

Links Provided to Other Sites:

Bentwood may provide links to a number of other web sites that we believe might offer you useful information and services. However, those sites may not follow the same privacy policies as Bentwood. Therefore, we are not responsible for the privacy policies or the actions of any third parties, including without limitation, any web site owners whose sites may be reached through this Site, nor can we control the activities of those web sites. We urge you to contact the relevant parties controlling these sites or accessing their on-line policies for the relevant information about their data collection practices before submitting any personal information or other sensitive data.

Your Consent to This Privacy Policy:

Use of the Site signifies your consent, as well as the consent of the company for whom you use the Site and whose information you submit (if any), to this on-line Privacy Policy, including the collection and use of information by Bentwood, as described in this statement, and also signifies agreement to the terms of use for the Site. Continued access and use of the Site without acceptance of the terms of this Privacy Policy relieves Bentwood from responsibility to the user.

Policy Modifications & Contacting Bentwood:

Bentwood reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time; notice of changes will be published on this page. Changes will always be prospective, not retroactive. If you have questions about our policies, please contact us.

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