Privacy Policy

The protection of our User’s personal data is a main concern to us.

We are convinced that such a portal can only be established on the basis of trust and observance of data protection. We therefore put all technical and organization actions into operation, in compliance with privacy terms regulations. 

Therefore these Privacy Terms supplement Whisky.com platform’s (hereinafter "platform") General Terms of Use.

1. Basis principles during processing of User’s personal data

The platform processes and uses personal data in compliance with the privacy protection law of the Federal Republic of Germany as well as with the privacy regulations of the European Union. 

The platform uses personal data solely to enable offered services. In no case will Whisky.com make the personal data available to third parties for advertising or marketing purpose, or otherwise provide it to third parties. As far as necessary and in individual cases the platform may forward the personal data of registered members to a third party, if the entered content of a registered member has infringed their industrial property rights (copyrights, trademark rights or ancillary copyrights as well as other incorporate chattels).

2. Registration

For registration certain personal data of the User is mandatory and will be processed.

3. Profile Data

The platform allows the User to present and provide himself/herself and additional data on his or her profile.

4. E-Mail-addresses

In case you announce your E-Mail-address, we will ask for your permission before including your E-Mail to our mailing list. Otherwise we only use your E-Mail-address to provide a better service or to answer your requests or to notify you about changes to the legal notice and the privacy policy. Even though you have given a consent, this consent is of course anytime without further costs, also via E-Mail (e. g. info@Whisky.com), revocable.

5. Cookies

During registration so-called Cookies are used to identify the user during the course of his session. Throughout the duration the Cookie implemented will be saved on the platform of the User’s computer and will be deleted afterwards automatically. If the function “stay logged in” is active or if posting a review, then the information hereof will be stored on a persistent Cookie. These Cookies are not cross-domain.

6. Log Files

When the User accesses the platform, the access data will be stored on the server. The platform draws on these logs in an anonymous manner for statistical evaluation, whereas no allocation to the respective User takes place.

7. Statistic Tools

Beyond the above mentioned data, as a statistic tool, we have implemented Google Analytics, that records movements on the website as well as the following technical information that is automatically transmitted from your browser: the availability of JavaScript, Java, Flash, screen resolution, browser version, operating system, length of visit, returning Users, geographical origin as well as the internet address (IP-address).

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analysis service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so called "Cookies", data records, which are stored on your Computer in order for your use of the website to be analyzed.  The information generated by the Cookies concerning your use of this website will be normally transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. We have activated the IP-Anonymisation on this platform, so that Google abbreviates your IP-Address within Member States of the European Union or in other countries which are contracting parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

It is only in exceptional cases, in which your whole IP-Address shall be sent to the Google server in the Unites States and be abbreviated there. On our account, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and for other website and internet usage related services and will provide us with these information. Within limits of Google Analytics, your IP-Address sent by your browser will not be combined with other data of Google.

You can configure your browser in such way that Cookies are generally rejected. If you decide not to accept any Cookies, you might be unable to use certain functions on the website. Furthermore, you can prevent the acquisition of data regarding the use of websites (incl. your IP-Address) generated by Cookies to Google as well as the data processing by Google, by downloading the following browser plugin https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

All data collected in this matter shall be anonymized so that no personal references are created according to Telemediengesetz (TMG). A compilation of this data with other data sources will not take place. The creation of person-related user profiles is therefore precluded. The data stored is used exclusively for statistical reasons only. Statistics showing the frequency of access to specific segments help us to customize our web offer. Data is not passed on to any third party or evaluated in any other way.

8. Use of Facebook Social Plugins

Our website uses social plugins form the social network facebook.com which operates by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. The plugins are identified by one of the Facebook logos (white “f” on blue tile or a “thumbs-up” sign or are indicated with the additional text “Facebook Social Plugin”. The list and the look of the Facebook social plugins can be viewed here: http://developers.facebook.com/plugins.

When you access a page from our website that contains this type of plugin, your browser will establish a direct connection with the Facebook server. The plugin's content will be directly transmitted from Facebook to your browser, which will integrate it into the website. Hence, we have no influence over the extent of data which Facebook obtains with the help of this plugin and we therefore inform you according to our information status: 

The connection to the plugin notifies Facebook that you have accessed the corresponding page on our website. If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign your visit to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking the 'Like' button or making a comment, the corresponding information will be transmitted directly from your browser to Facebook where it will be stored. 

If you are not a Facebook member, there is still the possibility for Facebook to find out and store your IP-address.

For details of the purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and usage of the information by Facebook as well as your related rights and setting options in relation to the protection of your privacy, please see Facebook's Privacy Policy at: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to collect data about you via our internet website and to link this with your data stored on Facebook, you need to log off from Facebook before going to our website.

It is also possible to block Facebook Social Plugins with your browser add-ons, e. g. with the “Facebook Blocker” http://webgraph.com/resources/facebookblocker/.

9. Right to information

You are entitled to information referring to any of your personal data stored, its origin and recipient as well as the purpose of data processing at all times.

10. Right of withdrawal

You are entitled to withdraw your consent concerning data processing and utilization at any time for future affect. Should you care to withdraw your consent, please be so kind and send us a brief E-Mail to info@whisky.com including your name, nick name and E-Mail-address. We will immediately and completely delete your personal data; with the exception of justified cases of misuse/abuse.

11. Alteration of the Privacy Terms

In the event of alterations of the Privacy Terms, the Users will be informed via E-Mail. A hardcopy or download is possible at any time.

Contact Information:
We attach much importance to your comments about our Privacy Policy. If your have any questions or think, that there is any non-compliance with this Privacy Policy, please contact us at Security@whisky.com or the following postal address:  

Whisky.com Media GmbH & Co. KG, Am Grundwassersee 4, DE82402 Seeshaupt, Germany.