GDPR - Policy

Key Principles:

Your personal data is very important and there is a range of relevant laws in place to

ensure that it is safeguarded (the most important being the General Data Protection

Regulations or “GDPR”). Irish Whiskey & Spirits institute is committed to protecting

your personal data and complying with those laws.


In practice, this means that all personal data which we hold about you will be:

  • used lawfully, fairly and in a transparent way
  • collected only for valid purposes that we have clearly explained to you and not

used in any way that is incompatible with those purposes

  • relevant to the purposes we have told you about
  • accurate and kept up to date
  • kept securely


This Privacy Policy sets out how Irish Whiskey & Spirits institute uses and protects

any information that you give us including when using this website.


What Information we collect about you and how it is used

You may give us personal data by filling in forms or by corresponding with us by

post, phone, email or otherwise. This includes:


  • information that you provide by filling in forms on our website: when contacting us

we request your name, telephone number and email address - this information is

used to respond to your request for further information on our services

  • Social Media: information that you provide to us on our Social Media pages, such

as Facebook, Twitter and Linked-In.

  • order details: information that you provide in relation to an order or a product you

have purchased.

  • transaction details: details of transactions which you undertake with us (whether

through our website or otherwise) and of the fulfilment of your orders (such as your

delivery address and financial details).

  • WSET (Wines Sprits Education Trust): require information if you sit their exams and

courses, which we collect and pass it to them – here is a link to their privacy