Privacy Policy

AP Claxton Ltd Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy aims to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation which came into force on 25 may 2018 and provides data protection and privacy to individuals within the EU. GDPR applies to any organisation that processes personal data of EU citizens, and provides them with more control over their personal data (anything that could be used to identify the individual).

Personal data should only be used for the specific purpose for which it was intended, according to a specific legal base.

The six specific legal bases are:

Consent - the data subject gives permission for their data to be used (e.g the individual actively opts in to a mailing list to receive information news and offers from a business) This permission may be withdrawn at any time by the individual by notifying the business.
Contract: the processing of data is necessary for fulfilment of a contract (e.g. a customer buys goods from the Company and the Company requires the customer’s name, contact details and address for delivery of the goods)
Legal obligation: the processing of the data is necessary to comply with the law (not including Contract obligations)
Legitimate interest: A legitimate business purpose (e.g. to analyse data to improve the products and services provided by the business)
Public task: the processing of the data is necessary to perform a task of Public Interest and has a clear basis in law
Vital interests: the processing of the data is necessary to protect life

AP Claxton Ltd. (the “Company”) is committed to protecting the privacy of individuals who visit the Company’s Websites (“Visitors”), individuals who register to use the Services as defined below (“Customers”), and individuals who register to attend the Company’s corporate events (“Attendees”). AP Claxton Ltd will only process personal data for the specific legal base of “Contract” through the Company’s website www.claxtonsspirits.com  

This Privacy Policy Statement describes AP Claxton Ltd’s privacy practices in relation to the use of the Company’s Website (and its related applications), the supply of the Company’s goods and services, and other programs and events offered by AP Claxton Ltd (collectively, the “Services”), as well as individuals’ choices regarding the use, access and correction of personal information.
 
If you have questions or any complaints regarding Company’s Privacy Statement or associated practices, please contact us at info@claxtonsspirits.com . If you have an unresolved privacy or data use concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily, please contact us at info@claxtonsspirits.com 
 
1. Services covered
This Privacy Statement covers the information practices, including how the Company collects, uses, shares and secures the personal information you provide, of Websites that link to this Privacy Statement (collectively referred to as “AP Claxton’s website” or “the Company’s website”).
AP Claxton’s websites may contain links to other Websites. The information practices or the content of such other Websites is governed by the privacy statements of such other Websites. The Company encourages you to review the privacy statements of other linked Websites to understand their information and privacy practices.
 
2. Information collected
When expressing an interest in obtaining additional information about the Services, or registering to use the Website or Services (which includes purchasing Products via the website), or registering for an event, AP Claxton Ltd requires you to provide the Company with personal contact information, such as name, company name, address, phone number, and email address (“Required Contact Information”). When purchasing the Services or registering for an event, AP Claxton Ltd may also require you to provide the Company with financial qualification and billing information, such as billing name and address, credit card number, and the number of employees within the organization that will be using the Services (“Billing Information”). AP Claxton Ltd may also ask you to provide additional information to complete the Services, (“Optional Information”). When a Visitor applies for a job with the Company, AP Claxton Ltd may also require them to submit additional personal information as well as a resume or curriculum vitae (“Applicant Information”). 

Required Contact Information, Billing Information, Applicant Information, Optional Information and any other information you submit to AP Claxton Ltd to or through the Services are referred to collectively as “Data.”
 
As you navigate the Company’s Websites, AP Claxton Ltd may also collect information through the use of commonly-used information-gathering tools, such as cookies and Web beacons (“Web Site Navigational Information”). Web Site Navigational Information includes standard information from your Web browser (such as browser type and browser language), your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, and the actions you take on the Company’s Websites (such as the Web pages viewed and the links clicked).
 
3. Use of information collected
The Company uses Data about AP Claxton’s Customers to perform the services requested. For example, if you fill out a “Contact Me” Web form, the Company will use the information provided to contact you about your interest in the Services.
 
The Company also uses Data about AP Claxton Ltd event Attendees to plan and host corporate events, host online forums and social networks in which event Attendees may participate, and to populate online profiles for Attendees on the Company’s Websites. Additional information on the Company’s privacy practices with respect to Data about AP Claxton Ltd event Attendees may be found in additional privacy statements on the event Websites, as the case may be. Please see here for more information on bulletin boards, blogs or chat rooms provided by AP Claxton Ltd in connection with its corporate events.
 
The Company may also use Data about AP Claxton Ltd’s Customers and Attendees for marketing purposes. For example, the Company may use the information you provide to contact you to further discuss your interest in the Services and to send you information regarding the Company, its affiliates, and its partners, such as information about promotions or events. You may opt out of receiving any marketing information by clicking “unsubscribe” in the email or by contacting us direct. This process may take up to 48 hours to be implemented.
 
AP Claxton Ltd uses Web Site Navigational Information to operate and improve the Company’s Websites. The Company may also use Web Site Navigational Information alone or in combination with Data about AP Claxton Ltd’s Customers and Data about AP Claxton Ltd’s Attendees to provide personalized information about the Company.
 
4. Web Site Navigational Information
Cookies, Web Beacons and IP Addresses
AP Claxton Ltd uses commonly-used information-gathering tools, such as cookies and Web beacons, to collect information as you navigate the Company’s Websites (“Web Site Navigational Information”). As described more fully below, we and our partners use these cookies or similar technologies to analyze trends, administer Websites and Services, track users’ movements around our Websites and Services, and gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.  This section describes the types of Web Site Navigational Information used on the Company’s Websites and Services, and how this information may be used.
 
Cookies
AP Claxton Ltd uses cookies to make interactions with the Company’s Websites easy and meaningful. When you visit one of the Company’s Websites, AP Claxton Ltd’s server sends a cookie to your computer or device. Standing alone, cookies do not personally identify you; they merely recognize your Web browser. Unless you choose to identify yourself to AP Claxton Ltd, either by responding to a promotional offer, opening an account, or filling out a Web form (such as a “Contact Me” or a “Free Trial” Web form) or have previously identified yourself to AP Claxton Ltd, you remain anonymous to the Company.
 
AP Claxton Ltd uses cookies that are session-based and persistent-based. Session cookies exist only during one session. They disappear from your computer or device when you close your browser software or turn off your computer. Persistent cookies remain on your computer or device after you close your browser or turn off your computer. You can control the use of cookies at the individual browser level, but if you choose to disable cookies, it may limit your use of certain features or functions on our Websites or Services.
 
The following sets out how AP Claxton Ltd uses different categories of cookies and your options for managing cookies’ settings:
 
Required Cookies
Required cookies enable you to navigate the Company’s Websites and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the Websites and using AP Claxton Ltd’s Services.

Managing Settings
Because required cookies are essential to operating the Company’s Websites and the Services, there is no option to opt out of these cookies.

Functionality cookies
Functionality cookies allow the Company’s Websites and Services to remember information you have entered or choices you make (such as your username, language, or your region) and provide enhanced, more personal features.  These cookies also enable you to optimize your use of AP Claxton Ltd’s Websites and Services after logging in. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customize.
 
Managing Settings
To manage the use of functionality cookies on this Website, or to opt out of their use, click "Cookie Preferences" in the footer of this page. Note that opting out may impact the functionality you receive when using AP Claxton Ltd's Websites and Services.
 
To learn more about how to control cookies using your browser settings click here.
 
To learn how to manage privacy and storage settings for Flash cookies click here.
  
Log Files, IP Addresses, URLs and Other Data
As is true of most Websites, we gather certain information automatically to analyze trends in the aggregate and administer our Websites and Services.  This information may include your Internet Protocol (IP) address (or the proxy server you use to access the World Wide Web), device and application identification numbers, your location, your browser type, your Internet service provider and/or mobile carrier, the pages and files you viewed, your searches, your operating system and system configuration information, and date/time stamps associated with your usage. Due to Internet communications standards, when you visit or use the Company’s Web sites and Services, we automatically receive the URL of the website from which you came and the website to which you go when you leave our Website. This information is used to analyze overall trends, to help us improve our Websites and Services, to track and aggregate non-personal information, and to provide the Websites and Services. For example, AP Claxton Ltd uses IP addresses to monitor the regions from which Customers and Visitors navigate the Company’s Websites. AP Claxton Ltd also collects IP addresses from Customers when they log into the Services as part of the Company’s “Identity Confirmation” and “IP Range Restrictions” security features.
 
Social Media Features and Single Sign-on
The Company’s Websites may use social media features, such as the Facebook “like” button (“Social Media Features”). These features may collect your IP address and which page you are visiting on the Company’s Web site, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. You may be given the option by such Social Media Features to post information about your activities on the Company’s Web site to a profile page of yours that is provided by a third party social media network in order to share with others within your network. Social Media Features are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on the Company’s Web site. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the third party company providing the relevant Social Media Features. AP Claxton Ltd may also allow you to log in to certain of our Websites and Services using sign-in services such as Facebook Connect. These services will authenticate your identity and provide you with the option to share certain personal information with us such as your name and email address to pre-populate our sign-up form.
 
Do Not Track
Currently, various browsers — including Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari — offer a “do not track” or “DNT” option that relies on a technology known as a DNT header, which sends a signal to Websites’ visited by the user about the user's browser DNT preference setting. AP Claxton Ltd does not currently commit to responding to browsers' DNT signals with respect to the Company's Websites, in part, because no common industry standard for DNT has been adopted by industry groups, technology companies or regulators, including no consistent standard of interpreting user intent. AP Claxton Ltd takes privacy and meaningful choice seriously and will make efforts to continue to monitor developments around DNT browser technology and the implementation of a standard.
 
5. Public forums, refer a contact, and customer testimonials
AP Claxton Ltd may provide bulletin boards, blogs, or chat rooms on the Company’s Websites. Any personal information you choose to submit in such a forum may be read, collected, or used by others who visit these forums, and may be used to send you unsolicited messages. AP Claxton Ltd is not responsible for the personal information you choose to submit in these forums.
 
Customers and Visitors may elect to use the Company’s referral program to inform their own contacts about the Company’s Websites and Services. When using the referral program, the Company requests the contact’s name and email address. AP Claxton Ltd will automatically send the contact a one–time email inviting him or her to visit the Company’s Websites. AP Claxton Ltd does not store this information.
 
AP Claxton Ltd may post a list of Customers testimonials on the Company’s Websites that contain information such as Customer name and titles. AP Claxton Ltd obtains the consent of each Customer prior to posting any information on such a list or posting testimonials.
 
6. Sharing of information collected
Service Providers
AP Claxton Ltd may share Data about AP Claxton Ltd’s Visitors, Customers and Attendees with the Company’s contracted service providers so that these service providers can provide services on our behalf (e.g. our couriers and shipping freight forwarders). These service providers are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide the requested services to us.  Without limiting the foregoing, AP Claxton Ltd does not share, sell, rent, or trade any information with any other third parties for their own promotional purposes.
 
AP Claxton Ltd Affiliates
The Company may share Data about AP Claxton Ltd’s Customers with other companies in order to work with them, including affiliates of the AP Claxton Ltd corporate group. For example, the Company may need to share Data about AP Claxton Ltd’s Customers with other companies within the AP Claxton Ltd corporate family for customer support, marketing, technical operations and account management purposes.
 
Business Partners
From time to time, AP Claxton Ltd may partner with other companies to jointly offer products,  services, events or programs (such as tasting events, trade fairs, webinars or downloadable content). If you purchase, specifically express interest in, or register for a jointly–offered product, service, or program from or through AP Claxton Ltd, the Company may share your Data in connection with your purchase or expression of interest with our partner(s). AP Claxton Ltd does not control our business partners’ use of the Data about our Customers, and their use of the information will be in accordance with their own privacy policies. If you do not wish for your information to be shared in this manner, you may opt not to purchase or specifically express interest in a jointly-offered product or service.
 
AP Claxton Ltd does not share Data about AP Claxton Ltd’s event Attendees with business partners unless: (1) you specifically opt-in to such sharing via an event registration form; or (2) you attend a Company event and allow AP Claxton Ltd or any of its business partners to scan your attendee badge. If you do not wish for your information to be shared in this manner, you may choose not to opt-in via event registration forms and elect not to have your badge scanned at Company events.  If you choose to share your information with business partners in the manners described above, your information will be subject to the business partners’ respective privacy statements.
 
Third Parties
Section 4 of this Privacy Statement, Website Navigational Information, specifically addresses the information we or third parties collect through cookies and web beacons, and how you can control cookies through your Web browsers.  We may also only disclose your personal information to any third party with your prior consent.
 
Billing
AP Claxton Ltd uses a third-party service provider to manage credit card processing. This service provider is not permitted to store, retain, or use Billing Information except for the sole purpose of credit card processing on the Company’s behalf.
 
Compelled Disclosure
AP Claxton Ltd reserves the right to use or disclose information provided if required by law or if the Company reasonably believes that use or disclosure is necessary to protect the Company’s rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process.
 
7. International transfer of information collected
The Company primarily stores Data about AP Claxton Ltd’s Customers and Data about AP Claxton Ltd’s Attendees in the United Kingdom of Great Britain. To facilitate AP Claxton Ltd global operations, the Company may transfer and access such information from around the world, including from other countries in which the Company has operations. This Privacy Statement shall apply even if AP Claxton Ltd transfers or accesses Data about the Company’s Customers or Data about AP Claxton Ltd’s Attendees to or from other countries.

8. Communications preferences
AP Claxton Ltd offers Visitors, Customers, and Attendees who provide contact information a means to choose how the Company uses the information provided. You may manage your receipt of marketing and non-transactional communications by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link located at the bottom of any Company marketing email. Additionally, you may unsubscribe by contacting us using the information in the “Contacting Us" section below.

9. Correcting and updating your information
AP Claxton Ltd may retain your information for a period of time consistent with the original purpose of collection. For instance, we may retain your information during the time in which you have an account to use our Websites or Services and for a reasonable period of time afterwards. We also may retain your information during the period of time needed for AP Claxton Ltd to pursue our legitimate business interests, conduct audits, comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements.
 
You may request to review, correct, delete or otherwise modify any of the personal information that you have previously provided to us through the Company’s Websites and Services.  If you have registered for an account with AP Claxton Ltd, you may generally update your user settings, profile, organization’s settings or event registration by contacting us. To update your billing information, discontinue your account, and/or request return or deletion of Your Data associated with your account, please contact us. For other requests to access, correct, modify or delete Your Data, please review the “Contacting Us” section below.  Requests to access, change, or delete your information will be addressed within a reasonable timeframe.
 
10. Customer Data
AP Claxton Ltd’s Customers may electronically submit data or information to the Services for hosting and processing purposes (“Customer Data”). AP Claxton Ltd will not review, share, distribute, or reference any such Customer Data except when required by law. AP Claxton Ltd only access Customer Data for the purpose of providing the Services or preventing or addressing service or technical problems or as may be required by law.
 
AP Claxton Ltd acknowledges that you have the right to access your personal information.  If personal information pertaining to you as an individual has been submitted to us by a third party AP Claxton Ltd customer and you wish to exercise any rights you may have to access, correct, amend, or delete such data, please inquire with our third party customer directly. Because AP Claxton Ltd personnel have limited ability to access the data our customers submit to our Services, if you wish to make your request directly to AP Claxton Ltd, please provide the name of the AP Claxton Ltd third party customer who submitted your data to our Services.  We will refer your request to that customer, and will support them as needed in responding to your request within a reasonable timeframe.
 
11. Security
11.1 AP Claxton Ltd uses appropriate technical and organisational security measures to protect Data about the Company’s Customers.
11.2 Data subjects (individuals) have the right to have their data protected, and to have their data amended or corrected and to have their data deleted if they wish to do so.
 
12. Changes to this Privacy Statement
AP Claxton Ltd reserves the right to change this Privacy Statement.
 
13. Contacting us
Questions regarding this Privacy Statement or the data information practices of the Company’s Websites and Services should be directed to AP Claxton Ltd by email to info@claxtonsspirits.com   or by mailing us at:

AP Claxton Ltd Limited, Administration office, The Racecourse, Boroughbridge Road, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 1UG.