The Scotch Whisky Industry's Research & Technology Organisation
The Scotch Whisky Research Institute (SWRI) is committed to protecting your privacy when you use our services or website. In this policy, we explain how and why we collect your information, what we do with it and what controls you have over our use of it.
Your privacy is of the greatest importance to us and we will never release your personal information to any outside company for mailing or marketing purposes.
Susan McKinlay, Company Secretary of The Scotch Whisky Research Institute by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 0131 449 8900 between 9am–5.00pm (GMT) Monday - Friday.
What personal data do we collect and how do we use it?
(a) Data you provide to us:
The Scotch Whisky Research Institute collects and processes information about you in order to:
We collect the information when you ask us to contact you, or request services or information. Collected information could include your name, e-mail address, postal address and telephone number.
We will use the information you have provided to fulfil our contractual obligations or where no contract exists, to fulfil our legitimate business interests in providing you with services or information you have requested.
We will not share your personal information with third parties without your consent.
We may need to process information about you to comply with a legal or statutory obligation or to exercise or defend legal claims.
You are under no obligation to provide any information, but if you do not then we may not be able to provide you with certain services or information.
Cookies are small text files containing information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored on your computer, tablet or mobile phone when you visit certain web pages. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.
Our website uses the following categories of cookies:
We may use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about use of our website such as number of new visitors to our website, how long visitors spend browsing our website and which pages they viewed by means of cookies which are stored on users' computers. You can find out more about Google Analytics here: http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/policies/privacy/
If you prefer to restrict, block or delete cookies from our website, or any other website, you can use your browser to do this. Each browser is different, so check the 'Help' menu of your particular browser (or your mobile phone's manual) to learn how to change your cookie preferences. Most browsers allow you to reject cookies. Blocking cookies can a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including our website. If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.
To learn more about the cookies please see www.aboutcookies.org.uk
Here is a list of the main cookies used by The Scotch Whisky Research Institute and what they are used for:
We place a great importance on the security of all information associated with all the businesses and individuals with whom we interact. We have appropriate security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of data under our control. For example, only authorised personnel have access to user information that is protected by strong passwords together with up-to-date firewalls and anti-virus software. While we cannot ensure or guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration of data will not occur, we use our best efforts to prevent this.
Where is the information stored?
Information that we collect is stored within the SWRI on-premise computer network. This is necessary to process the information and send you any information you have requested. Information submitted by you may be transferred by us to reputable third-party suppliers, which may be situated outside the European Union, in which case we will implement appropriate security measures. Not all countries outside the EU have data protection or privacy laws.
How long do we keep your data?
Personal data will be kept for as long as the information is relevant.
At a minimum, data relating to individuals (e.g. personal contact details) rather than organisations (business contact details), will be reviewed annually for relevance and deleted when no longer required.
Comments / Subject Access Requests
Your rights in relation to any of your personal data we process are:
(a) The right to request a copy of the information we hold about you
(b) A right to correct data that we hold about you that is inaccurate or incomplete
(c) In certain circumstances, a right to request that we erase the data from our records
(d) In certain circumstances, the right to restrict our processing of the data
(e) In certain circumstances a right to have the data we hold transferred to another organisation
(f) A right to object to certain types of processing
(g) A right to object to purely automated decision making, including profiling
(h) A right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office or any other supervisory authority in an EU member state where any alleged breach of your rights has occurred.
Address: The Scotch Whisky Research Institute, The Robertson Trust Building, Research Avenue North, Riccarton, Edinburgh, EH14 4AP
We are committed to ensuring that your personal data is processed lawfully, fairly and securely. If you have any questions or concerns about the way in which we process your data please contact us at the address above and we will attempt to resolve any issues you have. If you remain unsatisfied you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office.
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