Privacy Policy

This privacy policy (the "Privacy Policy") sets forth the data protection and privacy practices and procedures of SLJ Group Inc dba Lionstone International an Illinois corporation, its affiliates, and its and their respective parents and subsidiaries (individually and collectively, "Company," "we," "our" or "us"), and applies to the URL, (the "Site"), and all other websites, social media pages and accounts owned by the Company (individually, and collectively, the "Websites"), and all mobile applications owned by the Company (together with the Websites, collectively, the "Company Site").

Please take the time to review all terms of this Privacy Policy. By using the Company Site, including, without limitation, by participating in the Wine Services, you agree to accept the terms of this Privacy Policy. If at any time you do not agree to the Privacy Policy, please do not use the Company Site.

California residents have specific rights that are described below and may vary from the rights of other residents.


Through the use of the Company Site, the Company markets wines and related products directly to consumers, and offers consumers the opportunity to create a business account with the Company (the "Account") or to log in to the Company Site as a guest (the "Guest Log-In"), and to take advantage of the various products and/or services, including, without limitation, the opportunity to purchase wine and related products from the Company, a licensed wholesaler in their state. The sale and delivery of orders purchased by consumers will be executed and fulfilled by the Company holding valid licenses issued by state alcohol beverage agencies allowing for the legal sale of wine.

Personal Information

Although many areas of the Company Site do not require registration and may be accessed by you without you having to disclose any personal information, when using the Wine Services and or other aspects of the Company Site, we or our service providers may collect and use the following categories of information, some or all of which may be considered personal information:

(a)Identifiers and other personal information such as your name,  billing address, shipping address, email address, telephone number, account number, password, Internet Protocol address, and credit card information.(b)Commercial information, such as records of products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies.(c)Internet or other network activity, such as information concerning your interaction with the Company Sites and their content and the devices you use to interact with the Company Sites.(d)Sensory data, such as audio recordings of our telephone calls with you, and other electronic or similar information.(e)Inferences drawn from other personal information, such as a profile reflecting your preferences in wines and delivery methods, and any of your preferences that you share with us.

We collect personal information from you when you voluntarily provide it directly to us and directly from you or indirectly from your or from your browser or mobile device when you engage in activities on the Company Site. We also receive personal information from partners, cooperative databases, and personal information supplementation services, and share personal information with such sources.

We use the personal information we collect for various commercial and business purposes, including to: (a)create your Account; (b)create a shopping cart and/or process your orders placed;(c)contact you; (d)send you email communications, and/or newsletters you have requested;(e)respond to questions or other requests;(f)inform you of new products through email, postal mail, telephone or other means;(g)contact you with respect to your use of the Company Site or changes to the Privacy Policy or other Company policies;(h)make available, administer, and improve the Company Site and the content, features and services provided by the Company Site, as well as customer service;(i)update, supplement and maintain the accuracy and completeness of our information;(j)use for our internal business purposes;(k)send you other notices in order to comply with applicable laws and regulations;(l)to evaluate or conduct a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of our assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by us is among the assets transferred;(m)manage your contact preferences and requests, including requests concerning how we use and share your data; and(n)for other purposes disclosed at the time you provide your personal information.

Depending on the activity, some of the personal information we collect is required and some is provided by you voluntarily. If you do not provide the required information for a particular activity, you may not be permitted to engage in that activity.

The personal information that you directly provide to us to create your Account will be available for viewing by visiting the Company Site and entering your personal log-in information that you create when registering your Account. By creating an Account, which tracks your order history, status of pending orders, favorites, and credits.

If you ever use a public computer to access the Company Site, we strongly encourage you to log out at the conclusion of your session. We may permit you to log into your Account via social networks, but please note that by doing so, your use of a social network will be governed by such social network's privacy policy and terms and conditions. Please remember that it is your responsibility to protect the confidentiality of your login and password data.

The Company Site is directed to adults aged twenty-one (21) or older.


When you visit the Company Site, we may also collect certain non-personally identifiable information from you ("NPII"), including, without limitation, website usage information about how our visitors use and navigate the Company Site, including the number and frequency of visitors to each web page, the duration of their stays, the visitor's browser and operating system, the domain name of each visitor's Internet service provider, and certain other information (e.g., clickstream data). We may aggregate IP addresses into NPII, to report aggregate information to our business partners or to audit use of the Company Site. We may share NPII with others without express notice to you or consent from you, and we may exploit, use and disclose your NPII without limitation of any kind.

We may also collect certain information automatically, including through the use of cookies, web beacons and other technologies. We use "cookies" (i.e., small pieces of information placed on your computer hard drive) on certain parts of the Company Site. Cookies allow websites to remember user activity and visits to a site. We use cookies on the Company Site to determine the number of unique visitors we host on the Company Site over any given period, to direct you to an appropriate retailer based on your shipping state and to keep track of items placed in the "shopping cart" during a visit to the Company Site. We do not use cookies to collect personal information. You can program your computer to warn you each time a cookie is being sent or disable cookies on your computer by indicating this in the preferences or options menus in your browser. However, by blocking all cookies you may not have access to certain features on the Company Sites.

We may also track certain information about the identity of the Company Sites you visited immediately before coming to the Company Sites. We do not otherwise track any information about your use of other Company Sites. Cookies, pixel tags, and/or other analytical tools in our emails may also be used to track your interactions with those messages, such as when you receive, open, or click a link in an email message from us.

We may combine the NPII collected through cookies, pixel tags, action tags and other analytical tools with other information we may have collected from you. This information may be used to improve the Company Sites, to personalize your online experience, to help us deliver information to you, to determine the effectiveness of advertising, and for other internal business purposes.


Except as disclosed in this Privacy Policy, the Company does not share your personal information with unaffiliated third parties. We may disclose your personal information to outside individuals and/or companies for the business purpose of helping us: (i) bring you the products and services we offer; (ii) create, operate and maintain the Company Site(s); and (iii) with specialized services such as payment processing, shipping, mail and e-mail distribution, mobile messaging, website(s) hosting, monitoring, analytics, promotions management, survey taking and mobile payment processing. We provide these third-party individuals and/or companies only with the information they need to perform their services. For mobile payment processing, the mobile payment service providers will provide your information to your mobile telephone service provider to bill you directly. We also work with third parties, such as ad networks, analytics companies and social networking platforms, and they may collect information about your online activities over time and across our sites and other online services. We require that these outside individuals and/or companies agree to keep all information shared with them confidential and to use the information only to perform their obligations to us. We may also contribute to or participate in cooperative databases, which give other companies access to your personal information.

We may sell, transfer or otherwise disclose user information, including personal information, in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, the sale of all or substantially all assets or of a business group, or other corporate change of the Company.

We may disclose information about our users, including personal information, when legally required to do so at the request of governmental authorities conducting an audit or investigation, or to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing the Company Sites and applicable laws, rules, and regulations. We may use IP addresses to identify users in cooperation with Internet service providers or law enforcement agencies, and may also disclose user information whenever we believe disclosure is necessary to limit our legal liability or to protect or enforce the rights, interests or safety of the Company Sites, our users or others.

The Company may share NPII with third parties. We may use and share aggregated and anonymous NPII to conduct market research and analysis for ourselves and/or for our business partners. Given the anonymous, non-personally identifiable nature of such information, there are no restrictions under this Privacy Policy on how we may use or disclose such information. For example, we may freely share such information with third parties who may use such data for their own marketing, advertising, research, or other business purposes. We may also freely share such information with our service providers in order for them to perform services to or for us. We authorize certain service providers to utilize NPII for their business purposes and in accordance with their privacy policies, such as to report on usage or industry trends to their customer base.


You may opt out of your subscriptions to receive marketing mailings, e-mail or SMS communications from the Company at any time by updating your preferences in your account (b) by sending us an email or writing to us at the addresses listed below under the heading entitled "Contact Information." Please allow up to ten (10) business days for changes to take place. During that time, you may continue to receive such communications from us that were already in process.

You can opt out of accepting cookies or disable them from your browser. The "help" function on most browsers contains information on how you can set your browser to notify you before accepting cookies or can disable them entirely. If you opt out of cookies, you will not be able to take advantage of various features of the Company Site(s) that are available to other users. For example, we may use cookies to recognize you by name when you return to a Company Site so you don't have to login again and provide your password.

If you do not receive a response from us to any emails you send to us within ten (10) business days, please send us another email as your original email may not have been received.


Our Company Sites may include links to other websites whose privacy practices may differ from ours. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of websites operated by third parties that are linked to or integrated with the Company Sites or for the privacy practices of third parties. If you submit personal information to any of those websites, your personal information is governed by the privacy statements of those websites. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy statement of any website you visit.


While the Company strives to secure your personal information, even reasonable security measures do not guarantee the security of any information you transmit via the internet, including to the Company. The Company cannot guarantee that information it seeks to protect will be protected under all circumstances, including those beyond its reasonable control. You acknowledge and agree that you transmit information to the Company via the Company Sites at your own risk. Additionally, please be advised that if you share emails you receive from the Company with others, you may be unintentionally sharing your personal information contained in these emails with such parties and acknowledge that you will be sharing at your own risk.


The Company Sites are directed to adults aged twenty-one (21) or older. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under thirteen (13) years of age. We will promptly delete any information later determined to be from a user younger than thirteen (13) years of age.


The Company Sites are located in the United States. Your personal information will be processed and shared in the United States. Your data will also be processed in the United Kingdom and accessed from the United States. Data protection and privacy regulations in the United States may provide different levels of protection compared with non-United States jurisdictions. If you are located in the European Union, Canada or elsewhere outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. By using the Company Sites or providing us with your information, you consent to this transfer.


The Company may modify this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make any substantial changes in the types of personal information we collect or how we use it, we will inform you of such changes by posting a revised notice on our Company Sites and such changes will be effective when posted. Unless you inform us otherwise, we will use your personal information consistent with the Privacy Policy currently in effect. It is your responsibility to review any such changes or updates and check the Company Sites from time to time to be sure you understand all terms and conditions, agreements and policies of the Company Site(s) and are in compliance with them. Your continued use of the Company Sites following the posting of any amendment, modification or change shall constitute your acceptance thereof.


This section governs the rights of California residents. In the event of a conflict between this section and another section of this Privacy Policy, this section shall govern.

If you are a California resident, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits you to request information with respect to the disclosure of your personal information by us to third parties for such third parties' direct marketing purposes. We are only required to respond to a particular customer's request for such information once during a calendar year. To make such a request, please send us an email or write to us at the addresses listed below under the heading entitled "Contact Information."

In addition, please note the following:

(a)Users can visit the Company Sites anonymously.(b)We will add a link to this Privacy Policy on our home page, (c)Our Privacy Policy link can easily be found on the page specified above.(d)Users will be notified of any privacy policy changes on our Privacy Policy page.(e)Users are able to change their personal information by emailing us or by calling us.(f)Some Internet browsers include the ability to transmit "Do Not Track" signals that give you control over the collection and use of web browsing information. Because uniform standards for "Do Not Track" signals have not yet been adopted, we do not process or respond to such signals in users' web browsers at this time.(g)We allow the collection of users' behavioral tracking (but not personal information) by third parties. We do not authorize the collection of personal information on the Company Sites by third parties.

Rights and Choices for California Residents

The California Consumer Privacy Act ("CCPA") provides California residents with specific rights regarding their personal information. This section describes California residents' CCPA rights and explains how to exercise those rights. If you are a resident of a state other than California, we may respond to requests in ways that differ from responses that are required only under California law.

Access to Specific Information and Data Portability Rights

You have the right to request that we disclose certain information to you about our collection and use of your personal information over the past 12 months. Once we receive and confirm your request, we will disclose to you:

(a)The categories of personal information we collected about you.(b)The categories of sources for the personal information we collected about you.(c)Our business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling that personal information.(d)The categories of third parties with whom we share that personal information.(e)The specific pieces of personal information we collected about you.(f)For your personal information we sold or disclosed for a business purpose, two separate lists disclosing: (1) for sales, a list identifying the personal information categories; and (2) for disclosures for a business purpose, a list identifying the personal information categories.

Deletion Request Rights

You have the right to request that we delete any of your personal information that we collected from you and retained, subject to certain exceptions. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request, we will delete (and direct our service providers to delete) your personal information from our records, unless an exception applies. We may deny your deletion request if retaining the information is necessary for us or our service providers to:

(a)Complete the transaction for which we collected the personal information, provide a good or service that you requested, take actions reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform our contract with you.(b)Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, or prosecute those responsible for such activities.(c)Debug products to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality.(d)Debug products to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality.(e)Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (Cal. Penal Code § 1546 seq.).(f)Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with consumer expectations based on your relationship with us.(g)Comply with a legal obligation.(h)Make other internal and lawful uses of that information that are compatible with the context in which you provided it.

Please note that because we archive and keep track of past transactions, the Company will deny requests to delete information associated with past transactions or archived information on the Company Sites.

Exercising Access, Data Portability, and Deletion Rights

To exercise the access, data portability, and deletion rights described above, please submit a verifiable consumer request to at the Contact Information provided below or on at our website at: Deletion Request Link

Only you or a person registered with the California Secretary of State that you authorize to act on your behalf, may make a verifiable consumer request related to your personal information. You may also make a verifiable consumer request on behalf of your minor child.

You may only make a request for access or data portability twice within a 12-month period. The verifiable consumer request must:

Provide sufficient information that allows us to reasonably verify you are the person about whom we collected personal information or an authorized representative. Our processes for verifying requests include matching identifying information that we already have on record to provide services to the customers.

We cannot respond to your request or provide you with personal information if we cannot verify your identity or authority to make the request and confirm the personal information relates to you. Making a verifiable consumer request does not require you to create an account with us. We will only use personal information provided in a verifiable consumer request to verify the requestor's identity or authority to make the request.

Response Timing and Format

We endeavor to respond to a verifiable consumer request within 45 days of its receipt. If we require more time (up to 90 days), we will inform you of the reason and extension period in writing. If you have an account with us, we will deliver our written response to that account. If you do not have an account with us, we will deliver our written response by mail or electronically, at your option. Any disclosures we provide will only cover the 12-month period preceding the verifiable consumer request's receipt. The response we provide will also explain the reasons we cannot comply with a request, if applicable. For data portability requests, we will select a format to provide your personal information that is readily useable and should allow you to transmit the information from one entity to another entity without hindrance. We do not charge a fee to process or respond to your verifiable consumer request unless it is excessive, repetitive, or manifestly unfounded. If we determine that the request warrants a fee, we will tell you why we made that decision and provide you with a cost estimate before completing your request.

Right Not to Sell or Share Personal Information

You have the right to opt-out of us selling your personal information. The contributing of personal information to a cooperative database may be considered a sale of that information under the CCPA. For an opt-out request and additional information concerning your right to opt-out, click on this link: Do not sell or share my personal information. You may also contact us through the Contact Information provided below.


We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your CCPA rights. Unless permitted by the CCPA, we will not:

(a)Deny you goods or services.(b)Charge you different prices or rates for goods or services, including through granting discounts or other benefits, or imposing penalties.(c)Provide you a different level or quality of goods or services.(d)Suggest that you may receive a different price or rate for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods or services.


We do not want you to send to us any confidential or proprietary information through email or otherwise. Any information, materials, suggestions, ideas or comments sent to us will be considered non-confidential, and by submitting the same to us, you are giving us the absolute right to use, modify, reproduce, transmit, display and distribute the information for any purpose whatsoever, with no payment or other compensation to you. However, we will not use your name unless we are required by law to identify the source of the materials, information, suggestions, ideas or comments, or unless we first obtain your permission.


We may freely assign this Privacy Policy or any of our rights and/or obligations hereunder.


Any disputes regarding this Privacy Policy are subject to our Terms & Conditions, including that this Privacy Policy will be governed by the laws of the State of New York, applicable to agreements made and performed in New York, and the Dispute Resolution Policy therein. THE DISPUTE RESOLUTION POLICY INCLUDES A REQUIREMENT THAT ANY DISPUTES BE SUBMITTED TO ARBITRATION (NOT TO A COURT OR A JURY) AND A WAIVER OF ANY RIGHT TO BRING A CLASS ACTION OR PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL CLAIM. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO SOME OF THE TERMS & CONDITIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.


If you have any questions or comments about our Privacy Policy, or would like to review or update the PERSONAL INFORMATION that you have provided to us, please contact us at:


Phone:             847-247-8755


Mail:                 Lionstone International
Attn: Wholesale Sales
100 S. Saunders Road, Suite 150
Lake Forest, IL, 60045



This Privacy Policy is effective as of December 2023