Who we are
Engineered Spirits LLC is a small farm distillery in rural Tennessee, located at 908 Petty Branch Road, Prospect, TN, 38477. Our website address is: https://engineeredspirits.com/. But surely you knew that since you’re already reading this.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
This site has been built with WordPress. When visitors leave comments on the site WordPress collects the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. WordPress provides us with the comment you posted and your username. Basically, Engineered Spirits sees your username and what you’ve written after you’ve posted it.
“We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).”
If you upload images to our website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images posted on the website. We promise WE won’t do that, but forewarned is forearmed.
If you fill out a contact form on our site or email us, we will use the information you submit to respond to you and answer your questions. That’s about it. But if you want to subscribe to our blog, be added to our email list or follow our social media updates, please do so! We promise not to behave like a bad ex and follow you around everywhere!
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year or until you delete all of your browser cookies, whichever occurs first (and I bet we can guess which will happen first). At the end of a year, if you wish to leave a comment, you will have to re-enter this information. That’s just how the technology works.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. It’s kind of like a handshake. If you extend your hand and the other person doesn’t extend theirs, well, not a lot is going to come out of your relationship. This cookie is a randomly generated string of numbers and letters. It contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser. Because our memories just aren’t that good.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed. Now, isn’t that simple?
Embedded content from other websites
Occasionally, articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). For example, if we got featured on Time magazine (highly unlikely), we’d be remiss if we didn’t post that article here. But embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if you have visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
By default WordPress does not share any personal data with anyone. And, beyond those already mentioned, neither do we. Engineered Spirits does not currently share data about you or your browsing habits with any other third parties for love or money.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely within the WordPress interface. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (once that’s a thing on our website), we will also store the personal information they (you) provide in their (your) user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information. That’s so they can help you log back in if you forget your password. (Not that that ever happens to us.)
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. But, by and large, we’re not sending any personal data about you anywhere. Heck, most of the time we don’t even know who you are, though we’d like it if you come visit our distillery someday.
Industry regulatory disclosure requirements
We’re sorry, but we absolutely HAVE to ask you about your age. It’s the law. We don’t care if you’re 29 or 39, so long as you’re over 21 (or the legal drinking age in whatever town you live in).