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Privacy Policy

Privacy Notice

What is a Privacy Notice?

At Once Upon a Whisky Ltd, we respect and value your privacy, and we want to engage with you fairly and openly. Therefore, we have created this privacy notice to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy.

Our privacy notice, as stated below, discloses our practices regarding information collection and usage solely for the Website located at (the ‘website’). Our privacy notice does not apply to any other websites or services.

Data Controller

Once Upon a Whisky Ltd is a ‘data controller’. This means the company decides how it holds and uses your personal information.

We appreciate your trust in us, and we assure you that we make every effort to give you complete control over your personal data.

By using or accessing this Website, you signify your agreement to be bound by our privacy notice. If you disagree with our privacy notice, you must not access or otherwise use this service.

This notice is governed by The General Data Protection Regulations 2018.

Data Protection Principles

There are some basic data protection principles with which we need to comply. These principles are that your data needs to be:

  • Used lawfully, fairly and in a transparent way;
  • Collected only for valid purposes that have been explained to you and not used in any way that is incompatible with those purposes;
  • Relevant and limited to the purposes we have told you about;
  • Accurate and kept up to date;
  • Kept only as long as necessary for the purposes we have told you about;
  • Kept securely

Personal data or information means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the person’s identity has been removed. There are also types of more sensitive personal data which require a higher level of protection.

Your Data

What type of information will we hold about you?

We may collect, store and use personal information about you that you voluntarily submit to us, such as:

(a) personal data you submit through our Website, for example, when you subscribe to our mailing list or ask us to contact you about our services or vacancies. This data may include things like your name, email address, telephone number, address and/or CV details;

(b) data relating to any discussions carried out between you and us submitted through the Website or subsequent email exchanges;

(c) any other personal information that you choose to send to us;

(d) We may collect some information about you using cookies or similar technologies when you browse our Website or if you open or click on links in electronic communications from us.

Before you disclose to us the personal information of another person, you must obtain that person’s consent to both the disclosure and the processing of that personal information in accordance with this notice.

Why do we collect your information?

We collect and use your information for a variety of reasons.

  • We may need some information to enter into and perform a contract with you –and this will be collected and agreed as part of our workflow;
  • Some information processing is required by law or in the public interest, including making sure we verify our customers’ identities;
  • Some information is processed because you have given your consent to that, which can be withdrawn at any time via a data deletion request to our Data Controller: 

We collect other information because we have legitimate business interests in doing so, for example, in:

  • Understanding how you use our services and websites;
  • Understanding and responding to feedback;
  • Researching, analysing and improving our services;
  • Maintaining a public profile on both traditional and social media;
  • Providing security over our business and who we trade with or
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with vendors, partners and other companies and dealing with individuals who work for them in our sector.

Do We Use Cookies?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser (if you allow) that enable the site or service provider’s systems to recognise your browser and capture and remember certain information.

When someone visits our Website, through the use of Google Analytics, we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our Website. If we want to collect personally identifiable information through our Website, we will be upfront about this and ask for your explicit consent. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it. Google’s privacy policy is available at:

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. For example, in Internet Explorer, you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector. This will, however, have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.

Data Security

The security of your information is very important to us. We attempt to provide for the secure storage of your data by utilising generally accepted industry practices. However, due to the inherent open nature of the Internet, we cannot guarantee that communications between you and Once Upon a Whisky Ltd, or information stored on the Website or our servers, will be free from unauthorised access by third parties, such as hackers. Your use of the Website demonstrates your assumption of this risk.

We have implemented reasonable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard our collected information. Only those personnel who need access to your information to perform their duties are authorised to have access to your personal information.

Third-Party Websites

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties.

As a convenience to you, we may provide links to third-party websites from within the Website, including pulling content in from feeds such as Twitter. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these third-party sites, and by providing a link, we are not endorsing or promoting such third-party sites. When you link away from our Website, you do so at your own risk. We encourage you to read the policies and terms of every Website you visit.

You should be aware that personal information that you voluntarily include and transmit online in a publicly accessible blog, social network, or otherwise online may be viewed and used by others. We cannot control such uses of your personal information, and by using such services, you assume the risk that the personal information you provide may be viewed and used by third parties.

Data Retention & Deletion

We will only retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes for which we collected it, including any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements. To determine the retention period for personal data, we consider:

  • the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the data;
  • the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your data;
  • the purposes for which the personal data is being processed;
  • whether we can achieve those purposes through other means;
  • any legal requirements

In some circumstances, we may anonymise your personal information so that it can no longer be associated with you, in which case we may use such information without further notice to you.

Communications With Once Upon a Whisky Ltd

By opting in to receive our email communications via MailChimp, you expressly consent to receive emails from us. We will not continue to contact you for marketing purposes by email, phone or text message unless you have given your explicit prior consent.

If you have opted in, we may use email to communicate with you, to send information that you have requested or to send information about other services provided by us, provided that we will not give your email address to another party to promote their products or services directly to you without your consent or as outlined in this privacy notice.

Once Upon a Whisky Ltd does not accept any unsolicited ideas from users, including, without limitation, suggestions about campaigns, strategies or other ideas or content. Therefore, you must not submit any such unsolicited materials. If, notwithstanding this policy, you submit an unsolicited idea or content to us, you understand and acknowledge that such idea or content is not submitted in confidence. We assume no obligation, expressed or implied, by considering it. You agree to waive any claim against Once Upon a Whisky or its assignees regarding misappropriation of your ideas or content submitted in violation of this paragraph.

Opt-Out Process

To opt out of any future promotional messages from us, you should send an unsubscribe request to us at We will process your request within a reasonable time after receipt. However, we are not responsible for removing your personal information from the lists of any third party who has previously been provided with your information in accordance with this Privacy Notice or your consent.

Your Rights

Under the General Data Protection Regulations, individuals have the right to request information, rectification, erasure, restriction, transfer, and/or object to the processing of their data. To fulfil any such request, we must be able to verify your identity. We may ask for further details about you and your contact with Once Upon a Whisky Ltd. Anyone wishing to make such requests should put their request in writing to the company at Once Upon a Whisky Ltd will endeavour to respond to any such written requests as soon as is reasonably practicable within 31 calendar days, in compliance with the GDPR.

The accuracy of your information is important to us. If you change your email address, or if any other information we hold is inaccurate or out of date, please email us at

Changes to Our Privacy Notice

We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions from this Privacy Notice at any time. However, if at any time in the future, we plan to use personal information in a way that materially differs from this privacy notice, including sharing such information with third parties, we will inform you of such changes and provide you with the opportunity to opt out of such differing uses. Your continued use of the Website after posting any changes to this policy means you accept such changes.

Contacting the Regulator

Suppose you feel that your data has not been handled correctly, or you are unhappy with our response to any requests you have made to us regarding the use of your personal data. In that case, you can lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office. You can contact them by calling 0303 123 1113.

Alternatively, go online to (please note we can’t be responsible for the content of external websites).

Effective Date

We keep our privacy notice under regular review. Last updated January 2022.

Once Upon a Whisky is committed to keeping this website up to date and accurate. Should you nevertheless encounter anything that is incorrect or out of date, we would appreciate it if you could let us know. Please indicate where on the website you read the information. We will then look at this as soon as possible. Please send your response by email to:

We are not liable for loss as a result of inaccuracies or incompleteness, nor for loss resulting from problems caused by or inherent to the dissemination of information through the internet, such as disruptions or interruptions. When using web forms, we strive to limit the number of required fields to a minimum. For any loss suffered as a result of the use of data, advice or ideas provided by or on behalf of Once Upon a Whisky via this website, Once Upon a Whisky accepts no liability.

Responses and privacy inquiries submitted by email or using a web form will be treated in the same way as letters. This means that you can expect a response from us within a period of 1 month at the latest. In the case of complex requests, we will let you know within 1 month if we need a maximum of 3 months.

Any personal data you provide us with in the context of your response or request for information will only be used in accordance with our privacy statement.

Once Upon a Whisky shall make every reasonable effort to protect its systems against any form of unlawful use. Once Upon a Whisky shall implement appropriate technical and organizational measures to this end, taking into account, among other things, the state of the art. However, it shall not be liable for any loss whatsoever, direct and/or indirect, suffered by a user of the website, which arises as a result of the unlawful use of its systems by a third party.

Once Upon a Whisky accepts no responsibility for the content of websites to which or from which a hyperlink or other reference is made. Products or services offered by third parties shall be subject to the applicable terms and conditions of those third parties.

Our employees shall make every effort to guarantee the accessibility of our website and to continuously improve it. Including for people who use special software due to a disability.

This website is therefore built according to the WCAG 2.1 level AA guidelines. These guidelines are internationally recognised agreements on accessibility, sustainability, interchangeability, and findability of websites.

All intellectual property rights to content on this website are vested in Once Upon a Whisky.

Copying, disseminating and any other use of these materials is not permitted without the written permission of Once Upon a Whisky, except and only insofar as otherwise stipulated in regulations of mandatory law (such as the right to quote), unless specific content dictates otherwise.

If you have any questions or problems with the accessibility of the website, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Privacy Statement

1. Purpose, data and retention period

We may collect or receive personal information for a number of purposes connected with our business operations which may include the following: (click to expand)

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