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 Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions


1.0 irishwhiskeymagazine.com website is made available to you by Irish Whiskey Media Ltd, a limited company incorporated in Ireland.

 1.2 irishwhiskeymagazine.com also contains data supplied by third parties, including: Tastings notes and reviews licensed by Irish Whiskey Media Ltd; User comments and submissions posted by members of irishwhiskeymagazine.com; Mapping data, licensed by Google Inc.



 2.1 For the purpose of these conditions, the irishwhiskeymagazine.com website and the Database are collectively referred to as “the Website”.

 2.2 By accessing or using any part of the Website you agree to be bound by these conditions of use. If you do not wish to be bound by these conditions, do not access or use this Website.

 2.3 Irish Whiskey Media Ltd may change these conditions at any time without any notice to you. Please check these conditions from time to time for any changes. By continuing to use the Website you are deemed to have agreed to all updates to these conditions.



 3.1 The purpose of  irishwhiskeymagazine.com is to provide consumers with information, reviews, listings and data regarding whiskey. You are allowed to use the Website and the results of any search made on the Website for this purpose unless such use is prohibited by paragraph 3.3 below.

 3.2 Please be aware that Irish Whiskey Media Ltd takes active measures to ensure that no unauthorised or prohibited use is made of the Website and that Irish Whiskey Media Ltd’s intellectual property rights are not infringed.

 3.3 The following uses of the Website are prohibited:

 3.3.1 using the Website for any purpose which is unlawful in Ireland and, if the Website is accessed from outside Ireland for any purpose which is unlawful in the jurisdiction from which such access is made;

 3.3.2 using the Website for any purpose that is: harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, invasive of another’s privacy, or is (in Irish Whiskey Media Ltd’s reasonable opinion) otherwise objectionable;

 3.3.3 using the Website for creating, verifying, updating or amending your own website, databases, records, directories, customer lists or mailing lists or those of a third party;

 3.3.4 tampering with or modifying any part of the Website;

 3.3.5 using the Website in a manner which impairs its operation;

 3.3.6 using the Website in such a manner that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large burden on Irish Whiskey Media Ltd’s infrastructure, as determined by Irish Whiskey Media Ltd in its sole discretion; and/or

 3.3.7 using any automated means (including, without limitation, agents, robots, scripts, site downloaders, browse ahead applications or spiders) to monitor or copy the Website or its content or bypass irishwhiskeymagazine.com tools or services or to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Website.



 4.1 You use the Website at your own risk.

 4.2 Irish Whiskey Media Ltd advises users to satisfy themselves as to the exact type and nature of: (4.2.1) goods or services being displayed, referred to or offered through the Website; and/or (4.2.2) the qualifications held by those persons, companies and other organisations whose goods or services may be displayed, referred to or offered through the Website. Irish Whiskey Media Ltd is not an agent for and does not vouch for those persons, companies and/or other organisations whose goods or services may be displayed or referred to on the Website.

 4.3 The Website may make available to you certain information provided by third parties and you should not rely on it as advice for any purpose whatsoever.



 5.1 that the use of the Website will be uninterrupted or error-free; or

 5.2 that either the Website or the computer server(s) from which the Website is made available, is free of viruses or other harmful components.



 6.1 Neither the Irish Whiskey Media Ltd Staff nor their associated content provider organisations seek to limit or exclude liability for death or personal injury arising from their negligence or for fraud.

 6.2 Under no circumstances will the Irish Whiskey Media Ltd Staff or any other party involved in the creation, production, maintenance or distribution of the Website, be liable for any: (6.2.1) loss of profits; (6.2.2) loss of business or business opportunities; (6.2.3) loss of anticipated savings; (6.2.4) loss of goodwill; (6.2.5) loss of use of data; (6.2.6) loss of data; (6.2.7) other intangible losses; or (6.2.8) any indirect, incidental, special or consequential loss or damages whether based on breach of contract, tort (including negligence), product liability or otherwise, which results from:

 6.3.1 the use of and/or reliance on the Website;

 6.3.2 the inability to use the Website;

 6.3.3 any mistake, omission, defect, virus or failure of performance with respect to the Website including (without limitation) those which arise from acts of God, communications failure, theft, destruction and/or unauthorised access to Irish Whiskey Media Ltd’s records, programs or services;

 6.3.4 merchandise, products, services or information received through or advertised on the Website or any links provided by the Website; and/or

 6.3.5 any information, data, message or other material which you email, post, upload, reproduce, transmit or is otherwise distributed or received using the Website.



 7.1 Your use of the Website and these conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Ireland. Irish Whiskey Media Ltd controls the Website from within Ireland. It can, however, be accessed from other places around the world. Although these places may have different laws from those of Ireland, by accessing the Website you agree that the laws of Ireland will apply to all matters relating to your use of the Website. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Irish courts. Irish Whiskey Media Ltd reserves the right to bring proceedings in the courts of the country of your residence.



 8.1 Within the Website users are encouraged to post comments, discussions and information to the Website. Each user making a post or addition to the web site grants Irish Whiskey Media Ltd unrestricted use of this information or data. Posts and information may be edited, reproduced, copied or distributed by Irish Whiskey Media Ltd without further consent from the originator.

 8.2 User making posts to the Website are personally liable for the content of their posts; including copyright breaches, libel or defamation. Irish Whiskey Media Ltd reserves the right to remove any post without reason.



9.1 Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

 9.2 You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists. You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.

Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. The website from which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our acceptable use policy. If you wish to make any use of material on our site other than that set out above, please email your request using our usual contact methods.



 10.0 GDPR gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £5 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you. For collecting data covered by The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) the Data Controller is Richard Drake.

 10.1 We may collect and process the following data about you:

Information that you provide by filling in an enquiry form on our site. We will use this information to send answers to your enquiries only. We may also ask for further information if you are reporting problems with our website. This will be stored: on our email system. You have the right to withdraw consent at any time by asking us to delete these emails.

Details of transactions you carry out through our site and of the fulfilment of your orders. This will be stored: on our database and our email system. You have the right to withdraw consent at any time, deleting your account will leave the order in place but your contact details will be deleted.

If you contact us by email, we will keep a record of that correspondence. This will be stored: on our email system. You have the right to withdraw consent at any time by asking us to delete these mails.

Details of your visits to our site including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, whether this is required for our own billing purposes or otherwise and the resources that you access. This will be stored: on our Google Analytics account – see our Cookie Policy for further information.


10.2 IP addresses

 We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns and does not identify any individual.

 10.3 Cookies

 Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and allows us to improve our site.

 10.4 Where we store your personal data

 By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy. All information you provide to us is stored on our servers (see above: Information we may collect from you). Any payment transactions will be encrypted using SSL technology, and processed by an external payment processor i.e. PayPal, Stripe or other.

 Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access. You have the right to withdraw consent at any time.


10.5 Disclosure of your information

 We may disclose your personal information to members of our company, which means our parent company, its subsidiaries and colleagues where appropriate.

 10.6 Your rights

 If you believe that we have done something wrong by not complying with GDPR please contact us in the first instance to make a complaint for which we aim to resolve. Should you not be happy with this resolution, you do have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority.


10.7 Contacting us and accessing your personal information

 Any queries or comments about this privacy notice or if you wish to review or receive copies of the personal information we hold about you should be sent to info@irishwhiskeymagazine.com or write to us at: 


Irish Whiskey Media Ltd

The Media Cube

 Kill Avenue

 Dun Laoghaire

 A96 X6X3




11.0 These conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and Irish Whiskey Media Ltd with respect to your use of the Website. If any provision contained in these conditions is determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable, that provision shall be severed from these conditions and the remaining provisions shall continue in full force and effect.




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