The Edrington Group USA, LLC (“Edrington”) is committed to protecting your personal privacy. We provide this notice to explain the type of information we collect on the www.brugalusa.com website and how that information is used.
In general, you can visit our website without telling us your name or revealing any personal information such as your address, telephone number or email address. However, before you may enter our website, you will be required to verify that you are of legal age to consume alcoholic beverages (at least 21 years of age for United States residents) in the country in which you are located. We screen for this information to prevent minors and people in countries where alcoholic beverages are prohibited from accessing our website.
When visiting our website, we may ask you questions on an aggregate basis (we don’t identify you personally with the information) and such questions will be identified on the website. In all other instances, you should assume that we will track any information you provide on a personally identifiable basis.
In certain parts of the website, we may ask you to provide your name or other personal information so that we can provide you with information that you request, respond to feedback that you submit to the website, or allow you to participate in one of our contests or sweepstakes. Further, we may ask you for demographic data, such as your preferred language or country of residence, in order to tailor your experience on the website, display content customized to your preferences, and to otherwise administer the website. You are under no obligation to provide us with this information, but without it we may not be able to fulfill some types of requests. If you do not want your personal information collected, simply do not submit it through the website.
We use return email addresses to answer the email that we receive, and we may use return email to send you other information. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose.
Data Collected Automatically
In addition to information that you provide us voluntarily, Edrington may collect aggregate information in the form of Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are browsing the Internet. Web servers, the computers that “serve up” web pages, automatically identify your computer by its IP address. When you request a page from this website, our servers log your IP address. We do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable, so although your session will be logged, you will remain anonymous to us.
No Collection of Personal data from Children
Our website is not directed towards minors and may not be accessed by persons who do not verify that they are of legal drinking age. Further, Edrington will not knowingly collect any information from minors, whether with or without their parent’s or guardian’s consent, or provide any personal information collected from children to any third party.
Use of Collected Information
We will not sell or rent to third parties any personal information provided by you through the website, however, we may use information collected from you in the following ways:
We may use information for internal marketing analysis, for example, to assess trends amongst our consumers or to measure the amount of traffic to our websites. We may also share non-personal information with others, such as advertisers, in aggregate anonymous form, which means that the information will not contain any personally identifiable information about you.
We may arrange for selected organizations to send you marketing and promotional information that may be of interest to you. In such circumstances your personal information may be disclosed to these organizations who will agree to be bound by the terms of this privacy statement. We will obtain your permission before we send you any such communications.
Information that you post on, or authorize posting on our website (including pictures) becomes the property of Edrington. Users of our site are encouraged to exercise caution when providing any personal information about themselves to be posted on public areas. Users may only provide information or material which they themselves have authority to provide for posting on our website. The Edrington website administrator has the final decision over what may or may not be posted on the website.
In the event of a sale, merger, consolidation, change in control, transfer of substantial assets, reorganization or liquidation, we may transfer, sell, or assign to third parties information concerning your relationship with us, including without limitation, personally identifiable information that you provide and other information concerning your relationship with us.
We may transfer your personal information to third parties under confidentiality obligations when the performance of any service in relation to the activities above is sub-contracted (e.g. the administration of a marketing campaign).
We may disclose your personal information to third parties if we are required to do so by law or have a good faith belief that such action is necessary to conform with existing laws or to cooperate with law enforcement agencies or in legal proceedings.
We take reasonable 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, due to the open communication nature of the Internet, we cannot guarantee that communications between you and us, or information stored on our servers, will be free from unauthorized access by third parties.
Our websites may contain links or references to other websites outside of our control. Please be aware that we have no control over these sites and our privacy statement does not apply to these sites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements and terms and conditions of linked or referenced sites you enter.
You may request we provide you the information we hold about you, update your information or ask us to remove your information or correct any inaccuracies in such personal data. We will use reasonable efforts to deal with your request within a reasonable time.
Please note: The laws and regulations in different countries impose different (and even conflicting) requirements on the Internet and data protection. We are located in the United States, as are the servers that make this website available worldwide. The laws of the State of New York, United States of America govern all matters relating to this website. Please note that any information you provide will be transferred to the United States and by submitting the information you authorize this transfer.