Last modified: September 27, 2018
This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate® Wine Country Group (https://www.winecountrygroup.com/). This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website. It will notify you of the following:
- What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the website, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
- What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
- The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
- How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.
Information Collection, Use, & Sharing
We are the sole owners of the information collected on this website. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.
We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request.
Information Access & Control
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website or the bottom of any email correspondence received.:
- See what data we have about you, if any.
- Change/correct any data we have about you.
- Have us delete any data we have about you.
- Express any concern you have about our use of your data.
We use “cookies” on this website. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a website visitor’s hard drive to help us improve your access to our website and identify repeat visitors to our website. 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 website. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our website. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our website.
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.
Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as personally identifiable or financial information), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the webpage.
While we use secure socket license (SSL) encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, sales, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.
This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our website and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.
Last modified: September 27, 2018
What You Should Know
Trademarks, Copyrights & Restrictions
This Website is controlled and operated by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wine Country Group, 50 E St, Santa Rosa, CA 95404, telephone (707) 829-2011. All content on this Website, including, but not limited to text, images, illustrations, audio clips, and video clips, is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, and/or other intellectual property rights (which are governed by U.S. and worldwide copyright laws and treaty provisions, privacy and publicity laws, and communication regulations and statutes), and are owned and controlled by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wine Country Group or its affiliates, or by third party content providers, merchants, sponsors and licensors (collectively “Providers”) that have licensed their content or the right to market their products and/or services to Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wine Country Group. Content on this Website or any website owned, operated, licensed or controlled by the Providers is solely for your personal, non-commercial use. You may print a copy of the Content and/or information contained herein for your personal, non-commercial use only, but you may not copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, distribute, and/or exploit the Content or information in any way (including by e-mail or other electronic means) for commercial use without the prior written consent of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wine Country Group or the Providers. You may request consent by faxing a request to Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wine Country Group at (707) 829-2011. Without the prior written consent of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wine Country Group or the Providers, your modification of the Content, use of the Content on any other website or networked computer environment, or use of the Content for any purpose other than personal, non-commercial use, violates the rights of the owners of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wine Country Group and/or the Provider copyrights, trademarks or service marks and other proprietary rights, and is prohibited. As a condition to your use of this Website, you warrant to Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wine Country Group that you will not use our Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms, including without limitation the posting or transmitting any threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic, or profane material, nor in violation of the Acceptable Use Policy of the Website hosting service provider, which can be accessed at http://savvis.com/customer/aup.html. If you violate any of these Terms, your permission to use our Website immediately terminates without the necessity of any notice. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wine Country Group retains the right to deny access to anyone at its discretion for any reason, including for violation of these Terms. You may not use on your website any trademarks, service marks or copyrighted materials appearing on this Website, including but not limited to any logos or characters, without the express written consent of the owner of the mark or copyright. You may not frame or otherwise incorporate into another website any of the Content or other materials on this Website without prior written consent of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wine Country Group.
You are specifically prohibited from any use of this Website, and You agree not to use or permit others to use this Website, to: (a) take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the Website’s infrastructure, including but not limited to “spam” or other such unsolicited mass e-mailing techniques; (b) disclose or share the assigned confirmation numbers and/or passwords with any unauthorized third parties or use the assigned confirmation numbers and/or passwords for any unauthorized purpose; (c) attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software or HTML code comprising or in any way making up a part of this Website; (d) upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any information, Content, or proprietary rights that You do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships; (e) violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, including, but not limited to, any regulations having the force of law; or (f) use any robot, spider, intelligent agent, other automatic device, or manual process to search, monitor or copy our Web pages, or the Content without our prior written permission, provided that generally available third party Web browser such as Netscape Navigator®, Microsoft Internet Explorer® or Google Chrome may be used without such permission.
This Website may contain links to other websites (“Linked Sites”). The Linked Sites are provided for your convenience and information only and, as such, you access them at your own risk. The content of any Linked Sites is not under Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wine Country Group’ control, and Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wine Country Group is not responsible for, and does not endorse, such content, whether or not Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wine Country Group is affiliated with the owners of such Linked Sites. You may not establish a hyperlink to this Website or provide any links that state or imply any sponsorship or endorsement of your website by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wine Country Group, or its affiliates or Providers.
Disclaimer of Warranties and Liability
ALL CONTENT ON THIS WEB SITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. OTHER THAN THOSE WARRANTIES WHICH, UNDER THE U.S. LAWS APPLICABLE TO THESE TERMS, ARE IMPLIED BY LAW AND ARE INCAPABLE OF EXCLUSION, RESTRICTION, OR MODIFICATION, BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE WINE COUNTRY GROUP DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. NEITHER BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE WINE COUNTRY GROUP, ITS AFFILIATED OR RELATED ENTITIES, NOR THE PROVIDERS, NOR ANY PERSON INVOLVED IN THE CREATION, PRODUCTION, AND DISTRIBUTION OF THIS WEB SITE WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THIS WEB SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SERVER THAT MAKES THE CONTENT AVAILABLE WILL BE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. THE CONTENT THAT YOU ACCESS ON THIS WEB SITE IS PROVIDED SOLELY FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE AND INFORMATION ONLY. BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE WINE COUNTRY GROUP DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THIS WEB SITE, OR AS TO THE RELIABILITY, ACCURACY OR CURRENCY OF ANY INFORMATION CONTENT, SERVICE AND/OR MERCHANDISE ACQUIRED PURSUANT TO YOUR USE OF THIS WEB SITE. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THIS WEB SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. YOU (AND NOT BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE WINE COUNTRY GROUP) ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION OF YOUR SYSTEM. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT NEITHER BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE WINE COUNTRY GROUP, NOR ITS AFFILIATED OR RELATED ENTITIES (INCLUDING ITS PROVIDERS AND ITS WEB HOSTING SERVICE PROVIDERS, AND THEIR SUPPLIERS), NOR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS, NOR ANY PERSON OR ENTITY INVOLVED IN THE CREATION, PRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION, HOSTING, AND/OR OPERATION OF THIS WEB SITE, IS RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE TO ANY PERSON OR ENTITY WHATSOEVER FOR ANY LOSS, DAMAGE (WHETHER ACTUAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR OTHERWISE), INJURY, CLAIM, LIABILITY OR OTHER CAUSE OF ANY KIND OR CHARACTER WHATSOEVER BASED UPON OR RESULTING FROM THE USE OR ATTEMPTED USE OF THIS WEB SITE OR ANY OTHER LINKED SITE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, USE OF OR ACCESS TO ANY RELATED SOFTWARE OR HARDWARE). BY WAY OF EXAMPLE, AND WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE WINE COUNTRY GROUP AND RELATED PERSONS AND ENTITIES SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM OR DAMAGE ARISING FROM FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION, COMPUTER VIRUS, THEFT, DESTRUCTION, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF PERSONAL RECORDS, OR THE RELIANCE UPON OR USE OF DATA, INFORMATION, OPINIONS OR OTHER MATERIALS APPEARING ON THIS WEB SITE. YOU EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE WINE COUNTRY GROUP IS NOT LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF OTHER SUBSCRIBERS OR THIRD PARTIES. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES. IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS, BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE WINE COUNTRY GROUP’ LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wine Country Group, the Providers, and Website hosting service providers, and its and their officers, directors, employees, affiliates, agents, licensors, and suppliers from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from any violation by you of these Terms.
Third Party Rights
These Terms are for the benefit of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wine Country Group, its Providers, and Website hosting service providers, and its and their officers, directors, employees, affiliates, agents, licensors, and suppliers. Each of these individuals or entities shall have the right to assert and enforce these Terms directly against you on its or their own behalf.
Unless otherwise specified, the Content contained in this Website is presented solely for your convenience and/or information. This Website is controlled and operated by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wine Country Group from its offices within Sonoma County, California. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wine Country Group makes no representation that Content in its Website is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access this Website from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. You may not use or export the materials in this Website in violation of U.S. export laws and regulations. These Terms shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of California, as they are applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within such State. Any action you, any third party or Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wine Country Group brings to enforce these Terms, or in connection with any matters related to this Website, shall be brought only in either the state or Federal courts located in and for Sonoma County, California and you expressly consent to the jurisdiction of said courts. If any provision of these Terms shall be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed sever able from these Terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
Website Accessibility Policy
Last modified: September 27, 2018
Wine Country Group is continuously working to improve the accessibility of content on our website.
Below, you’ll find a few recommendations to help make your browsing experience more accessible:
For Blind Patients
If you are blind or have trouble seeing webpages, the US Social Security Administration offers these tips for optimizing your computer and browser to improve your online experience.
- Use your computer to read web pages out loud
- Use the keyboard to navigate screens
- Increase text size
- Magnify your screen
- Change background and text colors
- Make your mouse pointer more visible (Windows only)
Mouse & Keyboard Alternatives
If you are looking for mouse and keyboard alternatives, speech recognition software such as Dragon Naturally Speaking may help you navigate web pages and online services. This software allows the user to move focus around a web page or application screen through voice controls.
For Deaf Patients
If you are deaf or hard of hearing, there are several accessibility features available to you.
Closed captioning provides a transcript for the audio track of a video presentation that is synchronized with the video and audio tracks. Captions are generally visually displayed over the video, which benefits people who are deaf and hard of hearing, and anyone who cannot hear the audio due to noisy environments.
Most of the video content included on this website includes captions. Learn how to turn captioning on and off in YouTube.
Your computer, tablet, or mobile device has volume control features. Each video and audio service has its own additional volume controls. Try adjusting both your device’s volume controls and your media players’ volume controls to optimize your listening experience.
Comments & Suggestions
We welcome comments and suggestions to improve the accessibility of this website. This website has been designed to reach the broadest audience possible. However, if you have difficulty viewing this website, accessing any information presented on this website, using any of the features of the website, please contact our office at (707) 522-2900.
Last updated: September 28, 2022