Privacy Policy

The following discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for the Brewers Association’s websites, online stores, forums, competitions, apps and company divisions including, but not limited to: www.CraftBeer.com, www.BrewersAssociation.org, www.HomebrewersAssociation.org, www.SavorCraftBeer.com, www.GreatAmericanBeerFestival.com, www.CraftBrewersConference.com, www.WorldBeerCup.org, www.BrewersPublications.com, Brew Guru app, MyGABF app.

Information Gathering

The Brewers Association (BA) uses Facebook Connect on some of it’s web properties to manage content submissions and comments. These practices record Facebook IDs and emails associated with content submissions.

BA web servers log the IP addresses of the systems which access the sites and the files visited. These logs are retained for our security and internal use only.

In certain instances, we may ask visitors to voluntarily provide other information about themselves. The information volunteered are for survey responses, comments, purchasing and billing information, and your requests.

When you order or buy a membership, users are required to submit their name, e-mail address, mailing address, credit card number, and expiration date. This allows us to process and fulfill your order and to notify you of your order status. Credit Card numbers and expiration dates are not stored. Credit card numbers are process with a service that is fully PCI compliant.

Cookies may and will be used to maintain a user’s identity between web sessions.

Certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways, other payment transaction processors, and other cloud type services we use have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions.

These are some of the third parties that use your data:

  • Event attendees information is shared with Conference Direct for auditing purposes
  • Informz is used for email marketing and member communications
  • A2Z collects basic data for the purpose of registering exhibitors for our events
  • eTouches is used for attendee registration to our conferences

Concerned users should visit the privacy policy of these third party services: (this is not an exhaustive list of all of our providers)

Facebook, Twitter, Wufoo, A2Z, eTouches, PushWoosh, Google Play, iTunes, Informz, SurveyMonkey, Conference Direct

Use of Information

We do not sell any personally identifiable information we gather or develop about our visitors to any third parties for any purpose.

When a user logs in to one of our web properties using Facebook Connect, your Facebook username and profile picture will be displayed when a comment is made.

By signing up for a newsletter on one of our web properties, purchasing a membership, participating in an online forum, attending or exhibiting at a conference, and other ways a user might volunteer information you will receive pertinent and marketing communications from one or more organizations or web properties under the Brewers Association. If you do not want to receive these communications, you can unsubscribe or customize your level of interest through the Brewers Association’s email service at the bottom of any communication based on the email on file.

The American Homebrewers Association may share with the organizers of a United States-based American Homebrewers Association registered homebrew club the names of American Homebrewers Association members whom have self-indicated membership of that club.  No contact information other than first and last name will be shared.

Security

This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.

If you provide us with your credit card information, the information is encrypted. Although no method of transmission over the internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, the methods we follow are PCI compliant and implement additional generally accepted industry standards.

Contacting the Brewers Association

For all privacy and policy questions in regards to this website or for users requesting a copy of their personal data or for their data to be removed in compliance with GDPR, please contact info@brewersassociation.org.

Members of the Brewers Association or American Homebrewers Association who request their data be removed will lose access to login to all Brewers Association/American Homebrewer Association online systems, lose early purchase access to events and other benefits and will not be refunded for their membership.

The Brewers Association web sites can and may contain links to non-Brewers Association web sites, the Brewers Association is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these websites.

Policy effective date: June 18, 2018.