Privacy Policy

The Brewers Association Commitment to Your Privacy

Your privacy is important to the Brewers Association (BA). Other than cookies, the only personal information we collect on our website is that which you provide on a voluntary basis. We do not sell any personally identifiable information we gather or develop about our visitors to any third parties for any purpose.

The following discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for the Brewers Association’s websites, online stores, forums, competitions, applications (apps) and company divisions including, but not limited to:  www.CraftBeer.com, www.BrewersAssociation.org, www.HomebrewersAssociation.org, www.Homebrewcon.org, www.SavorCraftBeer.com, www.GreatAmericanBeerFestival.com, www.CraftBrewersConference.com, www.WorldBeerCup.org, www.BrewersPublications.com, the Brew Guru app, the Craft Brewers conference app, the Homebrew Con app, and MyGABF app. In this policy, we refer to these collectively as our “web properties and apps.”

By using our web properties and apps, you acknowledge and agree to this privacy policy. If you do not agree to our privacy policy, we advise you not to use our web properties or apps. From time to time, we may modify or change this policy. We will update the date of this policy at such time, so please check back from time to any changes or updates we may make.

How We Gather Information

We use Facebook Connect on some of our web properties and apps to manage content submissions and comments, and when you use Facebook Connect to make a comment on our web properties, your Facebook username and profile will be displayed. In addition, a Facebook Connect or Twitter login generally is required to add your events to our web properties. 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. We may use cookies to maintain a user’s identity between web sessions.

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

When ordering or buying a membership, registering for certain events or conferences, or participating on our forums, users may be required to submit:

  • first and last name
  • their title
  • email address
  • mailing address
  • cell phone number
  • credit card number and expiration date
  • comments, suggestions or other information

This allows us to process and fulfill your order and to notify you of your order status, as well as to strengthen membership communications and services. Credit card numbers and expiration dates are not stored. When you provide credit card information, we use a secure, licensed service that encrypts all information you provide before we receive it. Credit card numbers are processed with a service that represents to us that it is fully PCI compliant.

Third-party Service Providers

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. Some of the third parties that use your data may include, but not be limited to:

  • ConferenceDirect receives information about event attendees for auditing purposes.
  • Higher Logic’s Informz provides us with email marketing and member communications.
  • Map Your Show collects basic data for the purpose of registering exhibitors for our events.
  • AventriTM Event Management registers attendees for our conferences.
  • WufooTM helps us with online forms.
  • We use SurveyMonkey® to understand how we can better serve our members, event guests and website users.
  • We may link to certain third-party social media sites for additional resources.

We believe these are reputable, high quality service providers, but we do not guarantee the standards of every provider we engage with. We also provide links to other resources on our website. We have no control over, and do not guarantee the privacy of any other sites. If you are concerned about any of these third-party service providers or links, we suggest that you visit the privacy policy of these third-party services.

Use of and Update of Information

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

You may change and control the personal information we have regarding you. If you wish to review, correct, update or delete any of your personal information, please notify us at info@brewersassociation.org.

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 or event, and volunteering information in other ways, you will receive pertinent and marketing communications from one or more organizations or web properties under the BA. If you do not want to receive these communications, you can unsubscribe or customize your level of interest through the BA’s email service at the bottom of any communication based on the email on file.

The American Homebrewers Association® (AHA) may share with the organizers of a United States-based AHA registered homebrew club the names of AHA members who 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.

We are committed to keeping your personal information protected and store it securely.

Contacting the Brewers Association

For all privacy and policy questions in regard to our web properties or for users requesting a copy of their personal data or for their data to be removed in compliance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (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 BA/AHA online systems, lose early purchase access to events and other benefits and will not be refunded for their membership.

Policy effective date: April 13, 2020.