Privacy Policy

Last updated April 24, 2024

REI Quick Tips (“REI Quick Tips”, “we”, “us” or “our”) is committed to maintaining robust privacy protections for its users (“Users” or “you” or “your”). Our Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) is designed to help you understand how we collect, use, and safeguard the information you provide to us and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our Services.

This Privacy Policy applies to all information collected through our websites that post this Privacy Policy and/or any related services, sales, marketing, or events (we refer to them collectively in this Privacy Policy as the “Services”).

By accessing our Services, you accept our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service (found here:, and you consent to our collection, storage, use, and disclosure of your Personal Information as described in this Privacy Policy.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully as it will help you make informed decisions about sharing your personal information with us.


Under the California Consumer Privacy Act 2018, California residents are entitled to certain other provisions including rights to know, rights to delete, and rights to opt-in. See Our Privacy Policy for California Residents (found here: for specific CCPA compliance.


Information automatically collected

We automatically collect certain information when you visit, use, or navigate the Services. This information does not reveal your specific identity (e.g., your name or contact information) but may include device and usage information, such as your IP address, browser and device characteristics, operating system, language preferences, referring URLs, device name, country, location, information about how and when you use our Services and other technical information. This information is primarily needed to maintain the security and operation of our Services, and for our internal analytics and reporting purposes.

Like many businesses, we also collect information through cookies and similar technologies.

Cookies and other similar data collection technologies

We may use cookies and similar tracking technologies (e.g., web beacons and pixels) to access or store information. For details on our use and types of cookies we maintain, see Our Cookie Policy.

Information collected from other sources

We may obtain information about you from other sources, such as public databases, affiliates, data aggregators, social media platforms (such as Facebook), as well as from other third parties. Examples of the information we receive from other sources include but is not limited to social media profile information (e.g., your name, email, user ID, certain demographic information, and any other information that you choose to make public); marketing leads, search results, and links, including paid listings (such as sponsored links).

Please note that we are not responsible for any actions, content of websites, or privacy policies of any such third parties. Please read and understand the applicable privacy policies of third parties when providing information via such third party websites or applications.

Personally Identifiable Information you provide us

We may collect Personally Identifiable Information that you submit to us voluntarily through our Services. We collect this information when you register, create and edit a profile, send us an email, use certain features on the Services or other methods of submitting information. Personally Identifiable Information may include, without limitation:

Please be advised that you are not obligated or required to submit any Personally Identifiable Information via the Services; however, if you do not provide the requested information, you may not be able to access or use certain features and functions of our Services and we may not be able to provide you with certain services.

Neither REI Quick Tips nor Grapevine Publishers knowingly obtain or store any sensitive consumer information, such as Social Security numbers and other government-issued identifiers, insurance plan numbers, financial account numbers, information that describes the precise real-time geographic location of an individual, or precise information related to health or medical conditions.


In addition to any other uses described in this Privacy Policy, we may use the information (whether or not personally identifiable) we collect or receive to:

When you share personal information (e.g., by posting comments, contributions or other content to the Site) or otherwise interact with public areas of the Site, such personal information may be viewed by all users and may be publicly distributed outside the Site in perpetuity.

We may share or transfer your information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of our assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another company.

Under the following scenarios, we may be required to share your Personally Identifiable Information:



We take commercially reasonable steps to protect your Personally Identifiable Information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. However, please also note that we cannot guarantee that the internet itself is 100% secure. Although we will take reasonable measures to protect your personal information, transmission of personal information to and from our Services is at your own risk, and we recommend you take steps to protect your information, such as updating your browser with automatic security updates enabled. You should only access the Services within a secure environment.


The Services may contain advertisements from third parties that are not affiliated with us and which may link to other websites, online services, or mobile applications. We cannot guarantee the safety and privacy of data you provide to any third parties. Any data collected by third parties is not covered by this privacy policy. We are not responsible for the content or privacy and security practices and policies of any third parties, including other websites, services or applications that may be linked to or from the Services. You should review the policies of such third parties and contact them directly to respond to your questions.


We may periodically contact you using information supplied via the Site. You may opt out of receiving certain communications by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of such emails. You may not opt out of certain communications, such as those regarding changes to our policies or changes to services you have purchased. You must unregister your account by emailing to discontinue these communications.


As provided by California Civil Code 1798.83, if you are a California resident, you have the right to receive information from us about categories of personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared personal information in the immediately preceding calendar year. This information will be provided free of charge once per calendar year, upon request. To request this information, please email with the subject line “Request for California Privacy Information.” We will respond to such written requests within 30 days following receipt at the email address stated above.


We do not knowingly solicit data from or market to children under 18 years of age. By using the Services, you represent that you are at least 18 or that you are the parent or guardian of such a minor and consent to such minor dependent’s use of the Services. If we learn that personal information from users less than 18 years of age has been collected, we will deactivate the account and take reasonable measures to promptly delete such data from our records. If you become aware of any data we have collected from children under age 18, please contact us at


We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. The updated version will be indicated by an updated “Last updated” date and the updated version will be effective as soon as it is accessible. You will be deemed to have been made aware of, will be subject to, and will be deemed to have accepted, the changes in any amended or revised Privacy Policy by your continued use of the Services.


This Privacy Policy describes our potential uses and disclosures of your information. If you do not agree to our uses and disclosures of your Personally Identifiable Information as we have described in this Privacy Policy, you should not provide that information to us via the Services. In addition, if we send emails to you, you may opt out of receiving emails from us simply by responding to the opt-out link provided on all email communications from our websites.


If you have questions regarding this Privacy Policy or our privacy practices, please contact us at:

Grapevine Publishers

925B Peachtree St

Atlanta, GA 30309


California Specific Policy


Effective Date: January 1, 2020

Last Updated: April 24, 2024

This Privacy Policy for California Residents is provided by Grapevine Publishers LLC and its affiliates (“REI Quick Tips”, “We”, “Our”, “Us”), and applies solely to the Personal Information (as defined below in Section 1) that We collect and use relating to consumers and users who reside in the State of California (“Users,” ” Consumers” or “You”). This Privacy Policy is applicable to the publications, businesses, websites and mobile applications operated by Grapevine Publishers, including the site from which You accessed this Privacy Policy (Our websites and mobile applications are collectively referred to as “Sites”). It also applies to the related online services that We provide through Our Sites (the “Services”). We provide this Privacy Policy to comply with California privacy laws, including the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA).

By using Our Sites and/or Our Services, and providing Us with Personal Information You agree to the practices described in this Privacy Policy and Our Cookie Policy referenced below and to the updates to these policies posted here from time to time. To make sure You stay informed of all changes, You should check these policies periodically. Updates will be referenced by the “Last Updated” date shown above.


For purposes of this Privacy Policy, except where a different definition is noted, “Personal Information” means information that identifies, relates to, describes, references, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer, household, or device.

Personal Information does not include:


California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the “Shine The Light” law, permits consumers who are California residents, to request and obtain from Us once a year, free of charge, information about the categories of personal information (as defined in the Shine the Light law), if any, that We disclosed in the preceding calendar year to third parties for those third parties’ direct marketing purposes. Our disclosure requirements apply only if We share Our consumers’ personal information with third parties for them to directly market their own products to those consumers, instead of assisting Us with Our own business. If You are a California resident and would like to make such a request, contact Us as provided in the “Contact Us” section below.

3. CCPA Disclosures and Rights; Do Not Sell

3.1 Personal Information We collect

We may have collected Personal Information in the following categories from consumers within the last twelve (12) months. The categories and examples provided in the chart below are those defined in the CCPA. This does not mean that all examples of that category of Personal Information were in fact collected but reflects Our good faith belief to the best of Our knowledge that some of that information may have been collected about consumers. We will update this disclosure from time to time as appropriate.

In response to a verified consumer request for categories of information collected, We will investigate and provide an individualized response to the consumer, and will not merely refer the consumer to Our general practices outlined in this Privacy Policy unless Our response would be the same for all consumers and this Privacy Policy discloses all the information that is otherwise required for the response to such a consumer request.

A. IdentifiersA name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, Social Security number, driver’s license number, passport number, or other similar identifiers.
B. Personal information categories listed in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e)).A name, signature, Social Security number, physical characteristics or description, address, telephone number, passport number, driver’s license or state identification card number, insurance policy number, education, employment, employment history, bank account number, credit card number, debit card number, or any other financial information, medical information, or health insurance information. Some personal information included in this category may overlap with other categories.
C. Protected classification characteristics under California or federal law.Age (40 years or older), race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, religion or creed, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy or childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, veteran or military status, genetic information (including familial genetic information).
D. Commercial information.Records of personal property, products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies
E. Biometric InformationAn individual’s physiological, biological or behavioral characteristics
F. Internet or other similar network activity.Browsing history, search history, information on a consumer’s interaction with a website, application, or advertisement.
G. Geolocation data.Physical location or movements.
H. Sensory data.Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information.
I. Professional or employment-related information.Current or past job history or performance evaluations.
J. Non-public education information (per the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. Section 1232g, 34 C.F.R. Part 99)).Education records directly related to a student maintained by an educational institution or party acting on its behalf, such as grades, transcripts, class lists, student schedules, student identification codes, student financial information, or student disciplinary records.
K. Inferences drawn from other personal information.Profile reflecting a person’s preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes.

3.2 Sources of Personal Information

We obtain the categories of Personal Information listed above from the following categories of sources:

3.3 Use and Disclosure (“Sale”) of Personal Information

As defined by the CCPA 1738.140(t)-(2)(C), Neither Grapevine Publishers nor REI Quick Tips “sells” your Personal Information and only shares that information with Our Service Providers for the purpose of making contact with You.

We may have “sold” (as that term is defined in the CCPA) Personal Information in the following categories from consumers within the last twelve (12) months. Please note that the CCPA uses an expanded definition of the term, in which “sell” means:

“Selling, renting, releasing, disclosing, disseminating, making available, transferring, or otherwise communicating orally, in writing, or by electronic or other means, a consumer’s personal information by the business to a third party for valuable consideration; or (B) sharing orally, in writing, or by electronic or other means, a consumer’s personal information with a third party, whether for valuable consideration or for no consideration, for the third party’s commercial purposes.”

When we disclose that we may have sold Personal Information, it means that we may have received some kind of benefit to our company in return for sharing personal Information, but not necessarily received any money in exchange.

The categories below are those defined in the CCPA. This does not mean that all examples of that category of Personal Information were in fact “sold” but reflects our good faith belief to the best of our knowledge that some of that information may have been shared for value in return. We will update this disclosure from time to time as appropriate.

In response to a verified consumer request for categories of Personal Information “sold,” We will investigate and provide an individualized response to the consumer, and will not merely refer the consumer to our general practices outlined in this Privacy Policy unless our response would be the same for all consumers and this Privacy Policy discloses all the information that is otherwise required for the response to such a consumer request.


  1. Identifiers.
  2. Personal information categories listed in the California Customer Records statute.
  3. Protected classification characteristics under California or federal law.
  4. Commercial information.
  5. Internet or other similar network activity.
  6. Geolocation data.
  7. Sensory data.
  8. Professional or employment-related information.
  9. Non-public education information.
  10. Inferences drawn from other personal information.

3.4 Use of Personal Information for Business Purposes or Commercial Purposes.

We may use or disclose Personal Information We collect for “business purposes” or “commercial purposes” (as defined under the CCPA), which may include the following examples. The examples provided are illustrative and not intended to be exhaustive.

(a) Auditing Interactions with Consumers. For example: monitoring traffic to Our Sites, counting ad impressions, and auditing legal and regulatory compliance.

(b) Security. For example, maintaining the safety, security, and integrity of Our Sites, products and Services, databases and other technology assets and Our business, including preventing fraud, detecting security breaches and prosecuting violators, and responding to law enforcement requests and meeting requirements of applicable law, court order, or governmental regulations.

(c) Debugging/Repair. For example, identifying and repairing errors in Our Sites’ functionality.

(d) Certain Short-term Uses. For example, ad customization that does not involve or contribute to profiling.

(e) Performing Services. For example, creating, maintaining, customizing and securing your account with Us, processing your purchases, transactions, and payments, hosting Our Sites, fulfilling subscription orders, managing databases, performing analyses, billing, and marketing services such as managing promotions and contests.

(f) Internal Research for Tech Development. For example, testing, research, analysis, and product development, including to develop and improve Our Sites, products, and Services.

(g) Quality and Safety Maintenance and Verification. For example, improving, upgrading or enhancing Our products, Services or Sites, and verifying the quality or safety of Our Sites or Services.

(h) Other Commercial Purposes. For example, as described to You when collecting your Personal Information such as for promotions or contests, or to evaluate or conduct a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of Our assets, in which Personal Information We hold is among the assets transferred.

If We decide to collect additional categories of Personal Information or use the Personal Information We collected for materially different, unrelated, or incompatible purposes We will update this Privacy Policy.

In response to a verified consumer request to know what Personal Information was collected or sold, We will investigate and provide an individualized response to the consumer, which will include the business or commercial purpose for collecting and/or sharing that information. We will not merely refer the consumer to Our general practices outlined in this Privacy Policy unless Our response would be the same for all consumers and this Privacy Policy discloses all the information that is otherwise required for the response to such a consumer request.

3.5 Disclosing Personal Information to Other Parties

We may disclose your Personal Information to the following categories of other parties for a business purpose or commercial purpose, as those terms are defined in the CCPA:

In order to provide advertisements and content that are more relevant to You, We and Our advertising and content providers may collect Personal Information when You use Our Sites (such as the IP address of your device, the identifier on your mobile device, or cookies stored on your device), and may share the information We collect with third parties. Please see Our Cookie Policy for more information.

3.6 Your CCPA Privacy Rights and Choices

The CCPA provides California residents with specific rights regarding their Personal Information as described below.

(a) Right to Know about Personal Information Collected or “Sold”

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. After We receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request, We will disclose to You within the time required by the CCPA, the relevant information, which may include:

To exercise your Right to Know as described above, please contact Us as provided in the “Contact Us” section below.

(b) Right to Request Deletion of Personal Information

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, including if We need the Personal Information for a reason related to Our business, such as:

  1. providing goods or Services to You;
  2. detecting and resolving issues related to security or functionality;
  3. complying with legal obligations;
  4. conducting research in the public interest;
  5. exercising free speech or ensuring another’s exercise of free speech; or
  6. using the information for internal purposes that a consumer might reasonably expect.

After We receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request, We will delete your Personal Information from Our records within the time period required by the CCPA, unless an exception applies.

To exercise your Right to Delete as described above, please contact Us as provided in the “Contact Us” section below.

3.6.1 Exercising Your Rights

To exercise the rights described above, please contact Us as provided in the “Contact Us” section below.

You may only make a verifiable consumer 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, which may include: providing your email and phone verification, known customer information, and/or account sign-up authentication or other information needed to verify your identity depending on the sensitivity of the Personal Information in question.

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.

3.6.2 Response Timing and Format

We use good faith efforts to respond to a verifiable consumer request within forty-five (45) days after its receipt. If we need more time (up to 90 days), we will inform you of the reason and the needed 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 email.

Any disclosures we provide will only cover the 12-month period preceding the verifiable consumer request’s receipt. If we cannot comply with any portion of a request, the response we provide will also explain why, if applicable. For data portability requests, we will select a commercially reasonable format to provide your personal Information that is commonly useable and should allow you to transmit the information from one entity to another entity without hindrance, but we do not guarantee that all formats are useable in all media. 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.

3.6.3 Non-Discrimination for the Exercise of CCPA Privacy Rights

We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your CCPA rights. In particular, We will not:

3.7 Do Not Sell My Personal Information.

The CCPA requires businesses to provide a web page where consumers can opt out of the “sale” of their personal Information. Neither REI Quick Tips nor Grapevine Publishers “sells” your personal information and therefore is not required to provide such a web page.

In addition, You may opt out of certain interest-based advertising by using the following resources:

(a) You may opt-out of tracking and receiving tailored advertisements on your mobile device by some mobile advertising companies and other similar entities by downloading the App Choices app at “”

(b) You may opt-out of receiving permissible targeted advertisements by using the NAI Opt-out tool available at or visiting About Ads.

(c) You may opt-out of having your activity on Our Sites and Services made available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out add-on for your web browser by visiting: for your web browser.


We do not currently respond to browser Do Not Track signals or other browser or device based mechanisms that provide a method to opt out of the collection of information across the networks of websites and online services in which We participate. Unless and until the law requires Us to respond to browser Do Not Track signals, We will not respond to those signals as an opt out, but if we do so in the future, we will describe how we do so here. However, we do provide consumers with the ability to manage their cookie choices as described in Our Cookie Policy. For more information on Do Not Track, please visit


Yes. Cookies and similar technologies are small files that a website or its service provider transfers to a computer’s hard drive through a Web browser (if the user allows) that enables the website’s or service provider’s systems to recognize the user’s browser and capture and remember certain information.

In general, we and our third party providers and advertisers, use cookies and other technologies to optimize the functionality of the sites, to help us understand how the sites are used and to provide users with interest-based content or advertising based upon their browsing activities and interests.

For more information about the cookies and other technologies that We, Our affiliates and third party providers and advertisers use on Our Websites, please read Our Cookie Policy.


We use commercially reasonable procedures and various technical, administrative and physical safeguards to help protect the confidentiality of Personal Information. However, no data transmitted over the Internet or stored or maintained by us or our third-party service providers can be 100% secure given the reality of communication via technology systems. Therefore, although we believe the measures implemented by us are commercially reasonable and reduce the likelihood of security problems to a level appropriate to the type of data involved, we do not promise or guarantee, and you should not expect, that your personal Information or private communications sent to us over those systems will always remain private or secure. We are not responsible for the circumvention of any privacy settings or security features.

If you believe that your personal Information has been accessed or acquired by an unauthorized person, please promptly contact us so that necessary measures can quickly be taken.


Our sites or services may contain links to other websites or services that are not owned or controlled by us, including links to social media platforms, or may redirect you off our sites away from our services to other websites for information or other services. This privacy policy only applies to information collected by our sites and services. We are not responsible for the privacy and security practices of those other websites or social media platforms or the information they may collect (which may include IP address). You should refer to such third parties and apps’ privacy policies on their sites to determine their respective privacy practices. Links to any other websites or content do not constitute or imply an endorsement or recommendation by us of the linked website, social media platform, and/or content.


These sites are not intended for use by children under the age of 13.

In addition, We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 16, although certain third party sites that we link to may do so. These third-party sites have their own terms of use and privacy policies and we encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their children’s Internet usage and to help enforce our privacy policy by instructing their children to never provide information on our sites without their permission.

Involvement of parents: In accordance with the provisions of the Children’s Online Privacy Act, in the event that we do begin collecting anypersonal Information or data from children under the age of 13, we will notify parents first, and will seek parental or guardian consent to collect, use and/or disclose certain personal information from children under the age of 13. A parent may review and have deleted their child’s personal Information, and may refuse to permit further collection or use of their child’s information by contacting us as noted at the end of this privacy policy. Parents may consent to our collection and use of their child’s personal Information without consenting to the disclosure of that information to others.

If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 16 has provided personal information to us through our sites without the appropriate consent, please contact us with sufficient detail to enable us to delete that information from our databases.


We may amend this privacypolicy at our discretion and at any time. When we make changes to this privacy policy, we will post the updated notice on our sites and update the notice’s “Last Updated” date. Your continued use of our sites and/or services following the posting of changes constitutes your acceptance of such changes.


If You have any questions or comments about this privacy policy, the ways in which we collect and use your information described here, your choices and rights regarding such use, or You wish to exercise your rights under California law, please contact Us as provided below: