Applicability

This Privacy Notice applies to visitors to this web site. A separate privacy notice for members is available in the Members Area.

Privacy & Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Your browser sends these cookies back to the website every time you visit the site again so it can recognise you as a return visitor and improve your experience.

The cookies used on our websites are classified based on the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) guide for cookie categories. We only use cookies from the “Performance” category which collect information about how you use our website.

There is nothing especially secret about the information gathered by cookies, but you may be concerned that your web behaviour is being used to target you for special offers. For transparency we provide a list of our third party tracking cookies with information about how to opt out of them if you wish.

Google Analytics

When you visit this website, we use a third-party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out such things as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way that does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.

If we do  collect personal data  through our website, we’ll be upfront about this. We’ll make it clear when we collect personal information and we’ll explain what we intend to do with it.

The Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on is available for Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and Opera.

Purpose and Legal Basis

The purpose for implementing all of the above is to maintain and monitor the performance of our website and to constantly look to improve the site and the services it offers to our users. The legal basis we rely on to process your personal data is article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR, which allows us to process personal data when its necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests.

Your Rights

As we are processing your personal data for our legitimate interests as stated above, you have the right to object to our processing of your personal data. There are legitimate reasons why we may refuse your objection, which depend on why we are processing it.

You can opt out of Google Analytics as indicated above.

Who to Contact and Complaints Procedure

The WineGB Data Protection Officer is Mags Gilbert who can be contacted at the WineGB offices or via email: mags@winegb.co.uk.

If you wish to make a complaint you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office www.ico.org.uk.