Privacy Policy

Amended as of May 26, 2014

Safeguarding your privacy is very important to us. We take seriously the collection of any personally identifiable information and personal contact information (“personal information”) from our visitors and are committed to protecting each visitor’s privacy in accordance with these policies. We use the term “visitors” to include registered members of our website communities and any other person who accesses this site at any point for any amount of time, unless designated otherwise. Please carefully review our information collection practices and privacy protections below.

Who We Are And How To Reach Us

The WaterWalk Group, LLC, a business incorporated in Jefferson County, Alabama owns and operates Birmingham View Online and its related media (“Birmingham View Magazine,” “Birmingham View Blogs” and “Birmingham View Television”). Birmingham View is a subsidiary of The WaterWalk Group, LLC, and is the only operator of this website. You may contact our publisher directly if you have any questions about the content and material on this website, or if you have any questions about our privacy policies, at:

Birmingham View

1116 20th Street South, #422   Birmingham, Alabama 35205 U.S.A.   E-mail:

Website Membership and Participation Eligibility

Persons registering for membership at Birmingham View Online requires persons to be at least eighteen (18) years of age or older to participate and/or be a member and receive membership benefits. You must be twenty-one (21) years of age or older to participate in our surveys or be invited to Birmingham View events, unless otherwise specified. Please see our Terms of Use Agreement for more information on membership and/or participation on our website.


Use and Collection of Information by Birmingham View Online

By becoming a member of Birmingham View Online, you voluntarily enter your personal information to our website. However, anyone can visit and navigate through our website without giving us any personal information.

Birmingham View Online collects information from you when you register on our site, subscribe to our newsletters, respond to a survey, fill out a form or enter contests. We offer SMS text message mobile alerts and mobile e-mail updates as a text messaging/mobile e-mail service for our restaurant and bar listings. When registering on our site, as appropriate, you will be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address and zip code. You also have the option of entering other information such as your gender, age social networking sites, website addresses. You can change or delete your information (except for your username) at any time by accessing the “Your Details” link on the Member’s Menu, which becomes visible once you login to the site.

To participate as in online activities, special events, contests, sweepstakes or Interactive Areas (“Interactive Areas” include forums, message boards, article or blog comment areas, SMS text messaging, mobile alerts, and mobile e-mail updates), you may be required to give personally identifiable information such as your name, home address, telephone number, birth date and gender (“personal information”). We may also survey visitors about various topics, including local events and experiences, television viewing preferences and ways to improve our website. Response to these surveys is entirely voluntary.

We collect personal information for several important purposes, including to use our membership base, protect the security of our visitors and the site, improve our service and website, distribute our newsletters, notify the winners of our contests and sweepstakes, allow participation in specified activities or Interactive Areas and for future marketing and/or promotional use about our program service or website. We may also offer an “Email This” feature that allows visitors to e-mail a link to another person to inform them about the Birmingham View Online site and our features. We do not collect the sender’s or the recipient’s e-mail information on this feature.

We may keep personal information for an indefinite amount of time to preserve our database and to comply with various federal and state laws.

Our Policy on Disclosing Your Information to Parties Other than Birmingham View Online

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. We only share or disclose your personal information with companies other than Birmingham View Online when it is required by law, disclosure is necessary to run the website or certain website services, to protect the safety of our visitors, employees or property and/or when disclosure is consistent with Birmingham View Online’s practices for services that are similarly provided offline.

The website may offer you the opportunity to give user reviews, ratings and comments for restaurants, hotels, bars, events, articles or other items, or to take part in Interactive Areas. Your member name may appear next to your user reviews, ratings, comments or other postings or participation in Interactive Areas on the website. Your member name may also appear on a member profile section of the website. We may also use and disclose your member name and reviews and ratings in any other way in accordance with the Terms of Usage Agreement.

To gauge the effectiveness of our website, we may collect non-personal information about our members and visitors through Google Analytics, Internet server and browser identification, the Internet service provider, the web page from which a person enters our site, webpages visited, duration of visit, and domain type. This information does not show a visitor’s personal identity.

Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on your site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

Use of Cookies and Tracking Devices

This site uses cookies or other tracking devices. A cookie is a small data file that contains a unique identification number that a website places on your hard drive when you visit a site. The “cookie” is able to store information such as data about your computer, the type of browser you use, and how many times your computer visits a certain site. Cookies do not allow the website to gain access to personal information that you haven’t already provided. Cookies enable us to track how often visitors are visiting our website and specific pages, the number of entries in specific events, the estimated audience size for sponsors and advertisers, and user preferences. You can refuse to use cookies by turning them off in your browser. Please contact your software manufacturer for questions on how to disable your cookies. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use most of this site. However, you may find that some areas on the website will be slower, or may not function at all, and you may not be able to participate in certain activities such as contests or sweepstakes if the cookies are disabled.

Third Party Advertising

The ads appearing on this Web site are delivered to you by DoubleClick, and OpenX, our Web advertising partner. Information about your visits to this site, such as several times you have viewed an ad (but not your name, address, or other personal information), is used to serve ads to you. For more information about DoubleClick, cookies, and how to “opt-out”, please click here.

Third Party Cookies

In the course of serving advertisements to this site, our third-party advertiser may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser.

How we protect your sensitive information Birmingham View offers a secure server for certain transactions. All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our payment gateway providers database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. After a transaction, your private information (credit cards, social security numbers, financials, etc.) will not be stored on our servers.

Birmingham View Online’s database is protected via an encrypted password to maintain the security and integrity of personal information collected over our website. However, it is not possible to guarantee the security or integrity of information you disclose online, since a sufficiently powerful attack from an unauthorized third-party, however unlikely, could compromise your data.

Notification of Changes in the Privacy Policy

We will review our security measures and Privacy Policy on a periodic basis, and we may change our policies as Birmingham View Online deems appropriate. We may also change or update our Privacy Policy if we add new services or features and will post these changes in this policy. We urge you to check our Privacy Policy on a regular basis.


Birmingham View Online is in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (outlined at

Notification of Children Registered at Birmingham View Online

If upon notification by a parent or guardian, or discovery by other means, that a child under thirteen (13) has improperly registered on this site by using false information, we will immediately cancel the child’s membership and/or participation, and delete the child’s personally identifiable information, member name and password from our records.

Online Privacy Policy Only This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

Your Consent By entering our site, you consent to this. Please also visit our Terms and Conditions page that establishes the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website at

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, please email us at: