Privacy & Cookies notice
references to “our”, ”us”, ”we” or ”Company” within this policy are deemed to
refer to William Grant & Sons Limited, its subsidiaries, affiliates and
This Privacy &
Cookies notice (together with our Website(s) Terms & Conditions and any other
documents referred to on them) set out the basis on which any personal data we
collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please
read the following information carefully to understand our practices regarding
your personal data and how we will treat it.
For the purpose of
the Data Protection Act 1998 (Act),
the data controller is William Grant & Sons Limited, registered in Scotland
with company number SC131772 and registered address at The Glenfiddich
Distillery, Dufftown, Banffshire, AB55 4DH.
INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT FROM YOU
2. You must not provide us with your personal
information if you are not of legal age to purchase alcohol in the jurisdiction
in which you reside and (if different) in the jurisdiction in which you are
accessing the Website(s). We do not intend to collect personal information from
any individuals under the legal purchase age, or to market alcoholic beverages
to anyone under the legal purchase age. If we receive notice or believe that
someone under the legal purchase age has provided us with personal information
we will make every reasonable effort to remove such personal information from
our files, or to flag such personal information and (to the extent permitted by
law) retain it for the sole purpose of ensuring that it is no longer used.
your choice to provide us with personal information. We will only collect personal
information that you choose to provide. This
includes personal information you provide us with:
- when registering
with our Website(s), contacting us, completing surveys or questionnaires,
entering competitions, promotions or events sponsored by us, and posting
information on public areas of our Website(s);
your use of our Website(s) such as your name, contact details, personal
preferences, and details of your website use; and
- when you purchase products
from us through our online shops and through the fulfillment of your
By doing so, you are agreeing to our use of that information as set out
in this Privacy & Cookie notice and Website(s) Terms & Conditions.
3. Sometimes, we will give you the option to choose
whether you would like to receive information from us or not (e.g. by choosing
to opt in or opt out of receiving emails from us with news about our brands or
promotional offers). However, you will
sometimes not have the option to opt out, such as when we are satisfying the
obligations of a contract with you, or administering a transaction requested by
4. We may also
obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file. Cookies
are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you
visit (Cookies). Cookies can't harm your computer and we don't
store personally identifiable information, but we do use encrypted information
gathered from them to help improve your experience of the Website(s) and to
deliver a better and more personalised service.
Cookies enable us
- estimate our audience
size and usage pattern; and
- recognise you when you
return to the Website(s).
So that you can make full use of the personalised
features on our Website(s), your computer, mobile phone or other device (Device) will need to accept Cookies.
5. Here's a list of the main Cookies that may be sent to your Device
and what we use each Cookie for. You can set your browser to reject Cookies (see section 7
below for more information on how to do this), but if you do this, certain
personalised features of our Website(s) cannot be provided to you.
6. To support our Website(s) we may
occasionally embed photos and video content from other third party websites
such as Flickr and YouTube. Pages with this embedded content may present you
with Cookies from these websites. We do not control the distribution of these Cookies
and you should check the relevant third party website for more information
7. You may refuse
the landing page of the Website(s); or (b) activating the setting on your
browser which allows you to refuse the setting of Cookies (visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ for
assistance with adjusting your browser settings).
opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
WHERE WE STORE YOUR PERSONAL DATA
9. We will take
all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and
in accordance with this Privacy & Cookies notice. All information you provide
to us is stored in secure managed servers. Any payment transactions are
encrypted using SSL technology, and payment details are not kept following
completion of the transaction. Where we have given you (or where you have
chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of the Website(s),
you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to
share a password with anyone.
10. If you are giving us your personal information in the course of
purchasing, registering, or subscribing to a service or product, then we will
only use your information in order to provide you with that service or for
closely related purposes. We use some carefully selected third parties to
help us deliver these services and products to you but they are only allowed to
use your personal information to deliver the service or product you have
purchased, registered or subscribed to. Some of our trusted third parties
in supporting these services will transfer your information overseas, but we
make sure that your information remains protected and secure.
USES MADE OF THE INFORMATION
11. We use
information held about you in the following ways:
- to ensure that content
from the Website(s) is presented in the most effective manner for you and
for your computer and/or Device;
- to provide you with
information, products or services that you request from us or which we
feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such
- to allow you to
participate in interactive features of the Website(s), when you choose to
- to notify you about
changes to our products and services; and
- the fulfillment of online
DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION
12. We may
disclose your personal information to any member of our group, which means our
subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in
section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006.
13. We may disclose your personal information to our suppliers, distributors
(wholly or partly owned) and other contractors who are engaged by us to assist
in the provision of products and services to you, including delivery of
products ordered by you and the conduct of market research which you have
agreed to participate in.
14. We may disclose your personal information to third parties:
In the event that we sell or buy any
business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the
prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
If the Company, or substantially all of
its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by
it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.
If we are under a duty to disclose or
share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation; or to
protect the rights, property, or safety of the Company, our customers, or
others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations
for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
15. You have the
right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. You
can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on
the forms we use to collect your data, unsubscribing from communication. You
can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at:
& Sons Ltd
89 Lower Mortlake
16. The Website(s)
may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner
networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these
websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and
that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies.
Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these
ACCESS TO INFORMATION
17. The Act gives
you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be
exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a
fee of £10 (UK Sterling) to meet our costs in providing you with details of the
information we hold about you.
You can find out
if we hold any personal information by making a ‘subject access request’ under
the Data Protection Act 1998. If we do hold information about you we
- give you a description of
- tell you why we were
- tell you who it could be
disclosed to; and
- let you have a copy of
the information in an intelligible form.
To make a request
for any personal information we may hold you need to put a request in writing
using the contact details at the end of this notice.
CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY & COOKIES NOTICE
18. Any changes we
may make to our Privacy & Cookies notice in the future will be posted on
this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by email.
comments and requests regarding this Privacy &Cookies notice are welcomed
and should be addressed to:
& Sons Ltd
89 Lower Mortlake
GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION
20. This Privacy
& Cookies notice shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the
laws of Scotland. Disputes arising in connection with this Privacy &
Cookies notice shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Scottish Courts
although the Company retains the right to bring proceedings against you for
breach of this Privacy & Cookies notice in your country of residence or any
other relevant country.
Issue Date: September
William Grant & Sons Ltd
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