Terms & Conditions
Welcome to http://www.kostabrowne.com the website for Kosta Browne Winery. The terms “Kosta Browne Winery,” “http://www.kostabrowne.com,” “us” or “we” refer to the owner of this website. The terms “you”, “your” or “customer” refer to the user or viewer of this website.
Last Updated: July 15, 2015
General Terms and Conditions
Your use of this website is expressly subject to the following Terms of Service and Conditions of Sale (“Terms and Conditions”). If you do not agree with any of these Terms and Conditions, do not access or otherwise use this website or any information or materials contained on this site. Your use of this website shall be deemed to be your agreement to abide by each of the Terms and Conditions set forth herein. These Terms and Conditions may be updated at any time and from time to time with or without notice to you. Your continued use of this website following any such change shall be deemed to indicate your acceptance of any modifications to these Terms and Conditions.
Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of the United States. California law and controlling United States federal laws, without regard to the choice or conflicts of law provisions of any jurisdiction, will govern any action related to these Terms and Conditions. You agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the courts located in Napa County, in the State of California, for the resolution of all disputes arising from or related to these Terms and Conditions and/or your use of the website.
This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions. All trademarks reproduced in this website which are not the property of, or licensed to, the operator are acknowledged on the website.
Unauthorized use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offense. From time to time, this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).
The Sale of Alcoholic Beverages
We do not sell alcohol to persons under the age of 21 and make every effort to ensure that alcoholic beverages are not delivered to anyone who is under the age of 21. By using this site, you affirm and acknowledge that you are over the age of 21, that the person placing the order and receiving a shipment of alcoholic beverages from us is over the age of 21 and that receipt of shipments containing alcoholic beverages requires the signature of a person 21 years of age or older who is not intoxicated. You also agree that any alcohol purchased from us is intended for personal consumption and not for resale. If you do not agree with these conditions of use, please do not use this site. If you intentionally or unintentionally misrepresent your age in order to provide alcohol to a person under the age of 21, we will prosecute you fully to the extent allowable by law. As required by the Communications Decency Act of 1996, we hereby notify you that parental control protections (such as computer hardware, software, or filtering services) are commercially available that may assist you in limiting access to content that may be harmful to minors.
Credit Card Charges
Orders are by credit card only. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. The billing address for any such credit card needs to be provided at the time of your order and must be the address on your credit card statement.
Errors and Omissions
Occasionally, our listed prices, bottle sizes or quantities may be incorrect. We make every effort to make sure that our product database is accurate, however, in the event any such mistakes occur, we shall be held harmless for any such errors.
Disclaimer of Warranties
Although we endeavor to provide current, accurate and reliable information on our website, we do not warrant or make any representations regarding the events or the accuracy, reliability or any use of information on this website. We do not warrant that your use of this website, or the operation or function of this website, any component thereof, or any products, software or services offered in connection therewith, will be uninterrupted or error free; or that defects therewith will be correct; or that this site or its server is free of viruses or other harmful elements. Your use of this website is at your own risk and you assume full responsibility for all costs associated with all necessary servicing or repair of any equipment you use in connection with your use of the website. We and our suppliers make no representations about the suitability, reliability, availability, timeliness, and accuracy of this website. This website content provided “as is” and “as available” without any express, implied or statutory warranty of any kind including warranties of merchant ability, title, non-infringement or third part rights, or fitness for any particular purpose.
Limitation of Liability
In no event shall we and/or our suppliers be liable for any indirect, punitive, incidental, special, consequential damages or any damages whatsoever including, without limitation, damages for loss of use, data or profits, arising out of or in any way connected with this website, the use or performance of this website, the delay or inability to use this website, the provisional of or failure to provide services, or for any events, information, software, products, services and related graphics obtained through this website, or otherwise arising out of the use of this website, whether based on contract, tort, negligence, strict liability or otherwise, even if we or any of our suppliers have been advised of the possibility of damages. If you are dissatisfied with any portion of this website, or with any of these terms and conditions, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using this website.
Excessive or irresponsible consumption of alcohol may have personal, social or health consequences. As part of its commitment to responsible consumption, we ensure that communications regarding our products do not show or encourage excessive consumption or misuse of any kind. We are committed to promoting the responsible advertising of our products and encouraging improved advertising standards for the industry as a whole.
Last Modified January 2023
We refer to these products and services collectively as the “Services.”
“Personal Data” means data that reasonably can be used to identify a living person, or that reasonably relates to a living person.
Not Directed To Individuals Under The Legal Drinking Age
Our Site is not intended for people under the legal drinking age of 21. We do not seek or knowingly collect any Personal Data from or about individuals under the age of 21. If we become aware that we have unknowingly collected Personal Data from an individual under the legal drinking age, we will make commercially reasonable efforts to delete such information from our database.
Information We Collect and Use
- Information You Provide Us
When you use our Services, you may provide us with information about you, including identifiers, such as your name, address, email address, phone number, date of birth, and commercial information such as credit card information and your purchasing or consuming histories. We use this information to process your requests, communicate with you about your orders, administer our wine-club, deliver wine tastings or other events, process an application you submit on our careers page, or otherwise provide our Services. Additionally, we may also use your name and contact information to notify you of changes to our Sites, new wines and releases, special offers, and events we think you will find valuable or of interest. If you do not wish to receive this information via email, you may opt out by clicking the “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of the email. Alternatively, you may send an email to [email protected] from the email address you would like removed and include the word “Unsubscribe” in the subject line. Or you may send a postcard to Duckhorn Wine Company, Attn: Legal Department, 1201 Dowdell Lane, St. Helena, CA 94574.
- Information We Collect Through Automated Means
When you use our Services, we collect certain internet or other electronic network activity information automatically as described in this section along with identifiers such as IP address. As discussed further below, we and our service providers (which are third party companies that work on our behalf and include FullStory), may use a variety of technologies, including cookies and similar tools, to assist in collecting this information. We collect information on your use of the Services, such as pages visited, links clicked, non-sensitive text entered, and mouse movements, as well as information such as the referring URL, browser, operating system, and Internet Protocol (“IP”) address. We use publicly available sources to approximate your geographic region and Internet Service Provider based on your IP address. We use the term “Usage Data” to refer to this information about your use of the Site that we collect. Our purpose in collecting Usage Data is to better understand how our visitors use the Site. In addition to Usage Data, we make available to third parties information used for advertising and marketing, as described below under “Advertising and Third-Party Data Collection.”
- Information We Collect From Our Partners
We perform ongoing demographic data gathering and analysis to complete data profiles and better understand our customers. Our purpose in collecting demographic data and completing customer profiles is to better understand our customers and provide the best experiences, services, and products in our offerings. We collect information that may constitute Personal Data, such as names, email addresses, phone numbers, and addresses.
- Information We Collect When You Visit One Of Our Properties
When you visit one of our vineyards or other properties, we may collect Personal Data from you including identifiers such as your name and visual information that we collect via security cameras.
- Sensitive Personal Data
We may collect Personal Data that is considered “sensitive” under various privacy laws, such as payment card or other financial information and account login information such as username and password. In the context of our careers page, we may collect information such as race and ethnicity data that you voluntarily provide, which we use for equal employment purposes. When we collect sensitive personal data, we use such information only for lawful purposes in compliance with applicable privacy laws, such as to perform the Services or provide the goods requested by you, to resist malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal actions, or for equal employment purposes. We do not use such information to infer characteristics about individuals.
- Business Purposes
We collect this Personal Data to fulfill contracts, comply with laws, and for our legitimate business interests. Our purposes for collecting, using, and disclosing this information include:
- Performing a contract with you or to take steps at your request before entering into a contract
- Complying with legal or regulatory obligations or in response to law enforcement requests
- Other legitimate interests and business purposes, such as:
- For our everyday business purposes – such as to process your transactions, maintain or service your account(s), communicate with you, schedule tastings, offer you discounts through our wine clubs, manage records, respond to court orders and legal investigations, and administer and provide Services to you
- For our marketing purposes – to offer our Services to you, to improve and customize our Services for you, and to understand how our Services are used
- To operate, maintain, and improve the Sites, for example by conducting analytics
- To resist malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal actions
- To enforce our terms and conditions
- To protect our rights, privacy, safety, or property, or that of our affiliates, you, or other third parties, including to support and enhance our data security
In some cases, we rely on your consent for processing your Personal Data, but only in those cases where we specifically ask for your consent.
Disclosure Of Your Information To Third Parties
In addition to informing you about our own products and services, from time to time, we may also share your information with select marketing partners who offer products or services that we believe will be of interest to you. Although we do not disclose your Personal Data for money, we may share Personal Data with our marketing partners, who may provide referrals or other benefits to us, and to our data hygiene service provider(s) who update and augment customer data profiles. Our marketing partners may use this information to contact you directly regarding their own offers of interest. The Personal Data we may disclose includes: name, mailing and email addresses, phone number, and demographic data. Such disclosures could be considered “sales” under certain laws, including the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”), “sharing” for cross-context behavioral advertising, or “targeted advertising” under applicable laws including the CCPA. You may choose to opt-out of having your Personal Data shared with these third-party companies by sending an e-mail to [email protected] with the phrase “Do Not Share” in the subject line. You may also send a postcard to Duckhorn Wine Company, Attn: Legal Department, 1201 Dowdell Lane, St. Helena, CA 94574, call 1-866-473-7059, or complete this web form. We do not knowingly sell, share, or otherwise disclose Personal Data of minors under 16 years of age to third parties.
Additionally, we may disclose your information to third parties for other business purposes, such as if we conclude that we are required by law or have a good faith belief that access, preservation, or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to protect the rights, property, or safety of Kosta Browne, its customers, or the public. We may also contract with other companies and individuals to perform certain functions and services, including processing, storing, tracking, and organizing information on our behalf. These service providers may have access to Personal Data to perform their functions but are prohibited from using Personal Data for direct or indirect marketing purposes or for any purpose other than providing services to us. We may disclose your information to a third party in connection with a corporate reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer, or other disposition of all or any portion of our business, assets, or capital, including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings. The categories of Personal Data we may disclose for a business purpose are described more fully under “Information We Collect and Use.”
We may track visits to the pages and links on our Sites so we can make decisions about the design and usage of the Sites. We may choose to share this aggregate and de-identified information on consumer behavior to third parties.
Cookies And Related Technologies
As part of our ongoing efforts to ensure the best possible experience for all users of our Sites, we may use “cookies” and related technologies, such as tags, SDKs, tracking pixels, and other similar technologies to collect the information described in “Information We Collect Through Automated Means.” “Cookies” are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies enable us to provide special features such as storing items in your shopping cart between visits and tailoring products or services offered to you based on past preferences or geographic location. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies but allow you to turn off cookies as part of the browser options. Even without cookies, you can still use most of the features of our Sites, but you will be unable to place items in your shopping cart or make purchases.
We may use third-party web analytics services (such as those of Google Analytics) on our Services to collect and analyze Usage Data through cookies and similar tools; engage in auditing, research, or reporting; assist with fraud prevention; and provide certain features to you. To prevent Google Analytics from using your information for analytics, you may install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on by clicking here.
Advertising And Third-Party Data Collection
Opt-Out Preference Signals
Opt-out preference signals are user enabled controls such as Global Privacy Control (“GPC”) available through some browser settings or plug-ins that allow you to opt-out of certain disclosures of Personal Data, including data sales or sharing for purposes of cross-context behavioral advertising. When you send a GPC signal, we make reasonable efforts to respect your choices including by sending a signal to opt-out of data sales using the IAB Framework. We will continue to monitor for other commonly recognized opt-out preference signals.
In addition to GPC, we have implemented settings to respond to Do Not Track (“DNT”) settings you may implement through your browser in a similar fashion to GPC.
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Data Subject Rights
Depending on your residency, you may have certain data subject rights. These rights vary by state and country, but they may include the right to: (i) request additional disclosures about the Personal Data we collect, use, disclose, sell, and share; (ii) request access to and correction or erasure of your Personal Data; (iii) restrict or object to the processing of your Personal Data, including by limiting the use of sensitive Personal Data, where applicable; (iv) opt-out of the sale of Personal Data, sharing of Personal Data for purposes of cross-context behavioral advertising, and target advertising; and (v) obtain a copy of your Personal Data in a portable format. Where we rely on consent as the basis for processing Personal Data, individuals have the right to withdraw their consent. You may also have the right to lodge a complaint about the processing of Personal Data with a data protection authority in your jurisdiction.
Kosta Browne will not discriminate against you for exercising any of these rights, for example, by charging a different price or denying goods or services. However, Kosta Browne may charge a different price or rate or provide a different level or quality of goods or services when that difference is reasonably related to the value provided to us by the data.
How to Exercise Data Subject Rights
If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please email [email protected] with the phrase “Data Subject Rights” in the subject line. You may also send a postcard to Duckhorn Wine Company, Attn: Legal Department, 1201 Dowdell Lane, St. Helena, CA 94574, call 1-866-473-7059, or complete this web form. We will review your requests and respond accordingly. The rights described herein are not absolute and we reserve all of our rights available to us at law in this regard. Additionally, if we retain your Personal Data only in de-identified form, we will not attempt to re-identify your data in response to a Data Subject Rights request.
If you make a request related to Personal Data about you, you will be required to authenticate your identity as a security precaution. If you have an online account with us, you may satisfy this identification requirement by first logging into that account. Visit the My Account page on the Sites and enter your account using your email address and password. For others, we will follow-up all requests with a phone call from the appropriate member of our team to verify your identity, and if your identity is verifiable, we will proceed with processing the request as directed by applicable law. For requests related to particularly sensitive information, we may require additional proof of identification.
If you make a Data Subject Rights request through an authorized agent, we will require written proof that the agent is authorized to act on your behalf.
We will process your request within the time provided by applicable law.
Other California Privacy Rights: Shine the Light
In addition to the rights already described, California law permits customers in California to request certain details about how their information is shared with third parties and, in some cases, affiliates, for those third parties’ and affiliates’ own direct marketing purposes. Under the law, a business must either provide this information or permit California customers to opt in to, or opt out of, this type of sharing.
We may from time to time elect to share certain information about you collected by us on the Site with third parties or affiliates for those third parties’ or affiliates’ own direct marketing purposes. If you are a California resident, you may opt out of such future sharing of your personal information (as defined by the California Shine the Light Act) by contacting us at [email protected] with the phrase “Do Not Share” in the subject line. You may also send a postcard Duckhorn Wine Company, Attn: Legal Department, 1201 Dowdell Lane, St. Helena, CA 94574, call 1-866-473-7059 and leave a message with your request, or complete this web form.
California Notice at Collection
Individuals With Disabilities
The criteria used to determine the period for which Personal Data about you will be stored varies depending on why we process such Personal Data:
Legitimate Business Interests:
For a reasonable period of time based on the particular interest, taking into account the fundamental interests and the rights and freedoms of the data subjects.
For the duration of the contract plus some additional limited period of time that is necessary to comply with law or that represents the limitation period for legal claims that could arise from the contractual relationship.
For the duration of time we are legally obligated to keep the information.
For the period of time necessary to fulfill the underlying agreement with you, subject to your right, under certain circumstances, to have certain Personal Data about you erased (see Data Subject Rights).
We may face any threat of legal claim and in that case, we may need to apply a “legal hold” that retains information beyond our typical retention period. In that case, we will retain the information until the hold is removed, which typically means the claim or threat of claim has been resolved.
Transfers of Information Across Borders
Not all of these countries have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the EEA. In order to ensure the protection of your Personal Data, we have put in place European Commission approved Standard Contractual Clauses between each of our entities.
Updates To This Policy