Privacy Policy

Bartels Whisky is committed to protecting your personal information when you are using our website. It is necessary for us to have access to some information in order for the website to operate and this Privacy Policy explains how we operate and what safeguards are in place. It is designed to answer the questions you are most likely to ask. If you have any other questions please contact us directly .

Q Who collects information ?
A The information is collected by Bartels and by technology experts chosen by Bartels and contracted to act on our behalf.

Q What sort of information is collected ?
A Whenever you visit the Bartels website we receive technological information linked to the computer you are using. In addition, if you choose to participate in an interactive activity on our website (for example by entering a competition) then we will receive the personal information about you (for example an e-mail address) which is requested from you at the point of collection. Bartels does not collect more information than is necessary for the operation of our website.

Q For what purposes do you use the information ?
A Bartels uses the information collected in order to provide the full range of services available on our website, and to find ways of developing and improving the website and the range of services we can offer. We may also use the information as required in order to meet our legal obligations. Bartels is committed to complying with its obligations under data protection and other relevant legislation. We will not share your details with any third parties for commercial purposes.

Q When is the information collected?
A Technological or usage information is collected each time you visit the Bartels website. This includes tracking information (which indicates which parts of the website you find most useful) and “cookies” (which provide a unique identifier). Personal information (such as an e-mail address) may be collected at any time when you choose to participate in an interactive activity on the website (such as by entering a competition).

Q With whom do you share the information?
A Bartels may share the information collected with experts contracted to act on our behalf (such as technology advisers). In aggregate form (so that no individual may be identified) the information may also be shared with approved third party organisations. These may include organisations chosen by Bartels to assist us in developing and improving the website and the range of services we offer, or independent organisations who may conduct approved research.

Q What rights do I have in connection with this information?
A You have the right to request a copy of any personal information Bartels may hold about you. You can request this information from Bartels at the address shown above. You can also ask Bartels how to disapply any “cookies”. Please also see our Terms and Conditions.

Q Will you send anything to me?
A Yes, we may wish to do so if we think that something may be of interest to you. Unless you have asked us not to, we may send the User periodic communications (this may be by post, telephone, SMS or e-mail), about features, products and services, events and special offers. Such communications from Us may carry advertising for third party companies or organisations.

Q What security procedures are in place?
A Bartels ensures the security of all information collected from our website and imposes similar obligations on all third parties with whom the information may be shared. Our security procedures are designed to protect your information from misuse. We review our policies and procedures from time to time.

Q How long will the information be retained?
A Bartels will retain the information only for as long as the information is current and is necessary for the provision of our services.

Q Do these arrangements apply to external websites linked to Bartels website?
A No. Bartels may from time to time provide links to external websites for your convenience, but we have no control over the content or operation of any external websites and if you choose to use them you must consult their own Privacy Policies for further information about them.

Q Will you change this Privacy Policy ?
A We may change this Privacy Policy for time to time but the current version is the version appearing on our website at any time. At the end of our Privacy Policy we print the date on which it was last amended.

Last updated: 03/03/2016