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Privacy Statement

PRIVACY AND COOKIE NOTICE

This Privacy and Cookie Notice provides a high-level overview of our full Privacy and Cookie Notice (click here to access). It summarises important information regarding how we collect, use, and share any personal information collected. This Privacy and Cookie Notice applies to personal information collected through this website www.bushmills.com, which is operated by The Old Bushmills Distillery Co. Limited.

At relevant points hyperlinks are provided that will take you directly to further information in this document. Links in this Privacy and Cookie Notice will not take you to any external website or content.

1. Introduction

Click here for more information about The Old Bushmills Distillery Co. Limited ("Bushmills").

2. Are you of legal purchase age?

Do not provide us with your personal information if you are not of legal age to purchase alcohol.

If we believe that you are under the legal purchase age we will make every reasonable effort to remove your personal information from our records.

3. What is personal information?

Personal information is information about an identifiable individual, as defined by applicable law.

4. Bushmills' collection and use of personal information

We collect personal information that you choose to provide. This includes information provided when registering with our websites, contacting us, completing surveys or questionnaires, entering competitions, and posting information on public areas of our websites.

Through your use of this website (including by browsing such sites) you may provide us with personal information such as your name, contact details, personal preferences, and details of your website use.

By doing so, you are agreeing to our use of that information as set out in this Privacy and Cookie Notice and our full Privacy and Cookie Notice.

If you do not agree to these conditions, please do not provide us with this information, or please let us know your objections using the contact details below.
5. Use of cookies on our websites

We also collect information using common Internet technologies such as “cookies” and “clear gifs” (also known as "web bugs" or "web beacons").

Click here for more information.

6. Use of personal Information

We will only use the personal information we collect to provide you with specific information and services that you request, and with additional information and services that may be of interest to you.

7. Disclosure of personal Information

This may involve sharing your personal information with non-Bushmills companies that provide services to Bushmills and certain other third parties, but only where they offer adequate protection for your information and, in certain cases, only where you have provided your consent.

In some cases, this may involve transferring your personal information to other countries where affiliates of Bushmills or non-Bushmills companies or other third parties operate and process your personal information.

By providing any personal information to us, you fully understand and clearly consent to such use and transfers as set out in this Privacy and Cookie Notice and our full Privacy and Cookie Notice.

8. Public (or inactive) areas of our website

Information that you post on or through the public areas of the site (e.g. Chat rooms, bulletin boards and discussion groups) are generally accessible to, and may be collected and used by, others.

9. Security

We take security seriously and take precautions to keep your personal information secure. We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard the information we collect.

We have no control over the privacy of any communications while in transit to us. We recommend that you not include confidential, proprietary or sensitive information in such communications. Click here for more information.

10. Further information

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Contact Us

Post: Bushmills Data Privacy, c/o Abelman, Frayne & Schwab, 666 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10016

1. Introduction

This website is operated The Old Bushmills Distillery Co. Limited ("Bushmills") (Registered office: 2 Distillery Road, Bushmills, Co Antrim, BT57 8XH, Northern Ireland (registered in the United Kingdom with company number NI000601)).

All references to 'our', 'us', 'we', or 'company' within this policy and within the opt-in notice are deemed to refer to Bushmills, its subsidiaries, affiliates, and/or associates, as appropriate.

We endeavour to protect your personal privacy. We provide this Privacy and Cookie Notice to help you to understand what we may do with any personal information that we obtain from you. By providing your personal information to us, you signify your acceptance of our Privacy and Cookie Notice and agree that we may collect, use, and disclose your personal information as described in this Privacy and Cookie Notice. If you do not agree to this Notice, please do not provide your personal details to us. This Privacy and Cookie Notice is incorporated into, and part of, the Terms and Conditions that govern your use of the site in general. We will use your information only for the purposes set forth below.

We may need to update this Privacy and Cookie Notice from time to time. We recommend that you check this page regularly to ensure that you have read the most recent version.

Changes to the Privacy and Cookie Notice are noted here:

Date last revised: [1 February 2015].

2. Legal purchase age

You must not provide us with your personal information if you are not of legal age to purchase alcohol in the jurisdiction in which you reside and (if different) in the jurisdiction in which you are accessing the site. We do not intend to collect personal information from any individuals under the legal purchase age, or to market alcoholic beverages to anyone under the legal purchase age. If we receive notice or believe that someone under the legal purchase age has provided us with personal information we will make every reasonable effort to remove such personal information from our files, or to flag such personal information and (to the extent permitted by law) retain it for the sole purpose of ensuring that it is no longer used.

3. What is personal information?

Personal information is information about an identifiable individual, as defined by applicable law.

4. Collecting personal information

It is your choice to provide us with personal information. We will only collect personal information that you choose to provide. In certain instances, we may provide you with the option to select whether you would like to receive information from us or from trusted third parties (for example, by choosing to opt in or opt out of receiving special promotional offers). In some circumstances, you will not have the option to opt out, such as when we are satisfying the obligations of a contract with you, administering a transaction requested by you, or required by law.

You may choose to provide us with personal information if, for example, you: contact us with an enquiry; register on the site; forward an item to a friend; purchase an item; fill out a survey or other form with your personal information included; ask us to provide you with information; enter a competition; post information to public areas of the site; or take advantage of a promotion.

By providing any personal information to us, you fully understand and clearly consent to the transfer of such personal information to, and the collection and processing of such information in, other countries or territories. Any such transfer and processing by us will be in accordance with this Privacy and Cookie Notice.

5. Cookies

When you access our Website, we and our operational service providers and others who host our Website often use technology that can recognize, collect and/or transmit information that is associated with you, but which do not personally identify you. Although the term “cookie” specifically refers to a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes, we will use the term “cookie” to refer generically to any technology that can recognize, collect and/or transmit information about your visits to our Website. This type of information includes such data as the Internet or web domain that referred you, the type of operating system and browser you are using, the date and time of your visit, data relating to activities on our Website (e.g., so-called ‘clickstream’ data) and other technological attributes about your visit to our Website. This information is used to analyze trends, administer our Website, track user movements on our Website, and gather aggregate demographic information about visitors so we can continually improve our Website.

Cookies also allow our Website to recognize your computer or access device each time you visit and cookies can keep count of how often you return. Cookies can also track how you use our Website and your preferences for features and functions, and cookies can store information such as your user name and password so that you don’t have to re-enter them each time you return to visit. Cookies don’t personally identify you or any particular user or individual.

Use of Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to help analyze use of our website. This analytical tool uses 'cookies', which are text files placed on your computer, to collect standard internet log information and visitor behavior information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitors' use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

How do I disable/enable cookies?

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. However, you may not be able to use all the interactive features of our site if cookies are disabled.

There are a number of ways to manage cookies. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about these functions. For example, in Internet Explorer, you can go to the Tools/Internet options/Security and Privacy Tabs to adapt the browser to your expectations. If you use different computers in different locations you will need to ensure that each browser is adjusted to suit your cookie preferences.

Some modern browsers have a feature that will analyses website privacy policies and allow a user to control their privacy needs. These are known as 'P3P' features (Privacy Preferences Platform).

You can easily delete any cookies that have been installed in the cookie folder of your browser. For example, if you are using Microsoft Windows Explorer:

  • open 'Windows Explorer'
  • click on the 'Search' button on the tool bar
  • type "cookie" into the search box for 'Folders and Files'
  • elect 'My Computer' in the 'Look In' box
  • click 'Search Now' Double click on the folders that are found
  • 'Select' any cookie file
  • hit the 'Delete' button on your keyboard

If you are not using Microsoft Windows Explorer, then you should select 'cookies' in the 'Help' function for information on where to find your cookie folder.

6. Use of personal information

We may use personal information collected from you to provide specific services that you request, as well as to provide additional services that may be of interest. For example, we may use your personal information in the following ways:

Marketing Communications. We may use your personal information to communicate with you about our products and services, and those of our subsidiaries, affiliates, and parent companies, and any of their related businesses.

Marketing analysis. We may use your personal information for internal marketing analysis, for example, to assess trends amongst our consumers or to measure the amount of traffic to our websites.

Transactional purposes. We may use your personal information to respond to your queries and requests, maintain your accounts, and manage transactions such as credit card payments for any goods that you order from us or our agents, or for the fulfilment of such transactions (e.g., delivery).

Forward to a friend. When you provide us with information regarding another individual, such as when you request that we send someone information from one of our websites, we will send that individual only the information you specifically requested that we send. We will not send them additional communications based on your providing us with their information. You must certify that your friend is of Legal Purchase Age in the jurisdiction where he/she is located in order for us to transmit the requested information.

7. Disclosure of personal information

We value your personal information and only share it with third parties that provide it with adequate protection. From time to time we may disclose personal information to:

(a) third parties to whom you have provided your consent;
(b) our service providers and subcontractors, including our affiliates, retained to perform functions on our behalf, or to provide services to us (such as warehousing and delivery; marketing and advertising; credit card and data processing; age verification; software development; website hosting and management; information technology and office services; legal, accounting, audit and other professional service providers; and other services related to our business), provided such service providers and subcontractors do not collect, use, or disclose the personal information for any purpose other than to perform such functions on our behalf, to provide services to us, or as otherwise required by law;
(c) third parties who, in our reasonable judgment, are providing or seeking the information as your authorized or appointed legal agent; or
(d) carefully selected third parties, including our affiliates, to send you third party marketing and promotional information that may be of interest. In such circumstances these organizations may be bound by confidentiality obligations and restrictions on the use of your personal information. We will obtain your express permission before we allow a third party that is not an affiliate to send you any such marketing and promotional information;
(e) a person or entity, including our affiliates, in the event of a sale, merger, consolidation, change in control, transfer of substantial assets, financing, reorganization, or liquidation whereby we transfer, sell, or assign to such third party information concerning your relationship with us, including without limitation, personally identifiable information that you provide and other information concerning your relationship with us; and
(f) law enforcement, governmental or regulatory agencies, or other third parties in order to comply with applicable law, or where we believe such action is necessary in order to comply with applicable law, or to detect, protect, or defend us and/or other third parties against error, negligence, breach of contract, theft, fraud, or other illegal or harmful activity, to comply with our audit and security requirements, or to audit compliance with our corporate policies, procedures, legal, or contractual obligations.

8. Public (or Interactive) areas of our websites

Information that you post on or through the public areas of the site (e.g., chat rooms, bulletin boards, discussion groups, or Social Networking modules) generally is accessible to, and may be collected and used by, others, and may result in unsolicited messages or other contact from others. You should not provide personal information about yourself in public (or interactive) areas of the site. Such personal information is not covered under this Privacy and Cookie Notice.

9. Security

We take security seriously and take precautions to keep your personal information secure. We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard the information we collect. However, we have no control over the privacy of any communication while it is in transit to us. We therefore recommend that you not include confidential, proprietary, or sensitive information in any such communications.

In the unlikely event that we believe that the security of your personal information in our possession or control may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you of that development. If such a notification is appropriate, we will endeavour to do so as promptly as possible under the circumstances, and, to the extent we have your email address, we may notify you by email.

You are reminded that, in accordance with the Terms and Conditions for this website, which include this Privacy and Cookie Notice, you are responsible for maintaining the strict confidentiality of your account password, and you are responsible for any activity under your account and password. It is your sole responsibility to control the dissemination and use of your password, control access to and use of your account, and notify us when you wish to cancel your account. We will not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this obligation.

10. Further information

If you have any privacy-related questions, concerns or complaints, please contact: Bushmills Data Privacy, c/o Abelman, Frayne & Schwab, 666 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017.

11. Interfaces with Third-Party Websites

The site may contain links, references, and content from other websites outside of our control. Please be aware that we have limited or no control over these websites and our Privacy and Cookie Notice does not apply to these sites. We encourage you to read the Privacy and Cookie Notices and terms and conditions of any linked, referenced, or interfacing websites you enter.

This Privacy and Cookie Notice will be supplemented by additional legal requirements in jurisdictions where we conduct business as required. Nothing in this Privacy and Cookie Notice or otherwise will create, or add to, any right or claim (whether legal, equitable, or otherwise) that any individual or person may have at law or otherwise against the company or its affiliates, or any of their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, or representatives (collectively "Bushmills"), nor will the existence of this Privacy and Cookie Notice or its application impose or add to any obligations upon or create any liability for the Bushmills that it does not already otherwise have under law.

© 2015 Old Bushmills Distillery Ltd. Registered office: 2 Distillery Road, Bushmills, Co Antrim, BT57 8XH, North Ireland (registered in United Kingdom with company number NI000601) All rights reserved. Version 9.4 dated [1 February 2015].