Privacy Policy

Finger Lakes Distilling is committed to preserving your trust and protecting your privacy as a valued customer and member of the FLD community. We thank you for your business and hope to continue our long standing tradition of honest and transparent communication with our customers by providing the following notes on our privacy policy. Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


Though Finger Lakes Distilling does not typically permit comments on web pages, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection when visitors leave comments on the site.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the 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 on the website.

Contact forms

Contact Forms submitted through the Finger Lakes Distilling website will collect the user’s name, email address, and the message being submitted. This information is help in the NinjaForms app in our website and is only accessible by trusted members of our team here at Finger Lakes Distilling who use this platform to view your messages and respond accordingly.


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.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

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.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Any analytics gathered from visitor use of our website are maintained solely for the purpose of tracking our own success in reaching our customers and satisfying their consumer needs. Information collected through analytics is not shared with any entity outside of Finger Lakes Distilling’s digital marketing team.

Who we share your data with

No data collected from the Finger Lakes Distilling website is shared with outside entities.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. 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 (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their 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.

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.

Your contact information

When submitting a contact form or purchasing items from our merchandise center, your contact information is collected for the sole purpose of better communicating with you and responding to your questions, concerns, comments and requests. Your contact information is never shared with any persons outside of the Finger Lakes Distilling team.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Our website is protected by Sucuri Security, which notifies our digital marketing team immediately upon any form of access to the administrative tools on our website.

What third parties we receive data from

As a partner to Finger Lakes Wine Country (FLWC), Finger Lakes Distilling receives a weekly report of names, emails, and mailing addresses from FLWC website visitors who have requested a free travel magazine and have opted in to receiving news from FLWC paid partners.