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Data Handling and Privacy Policy

Our website may be used without entering personal information. For certain services on our site, however, different rules might apply and are explained separately below.
We collect personal information from you (e.g. name, address, email address, telephone number, etc.) in accordance with the provisions of German and European data protection statutes (GDPR). Information is considered personal if it can be associated exclusively to a specific natural person. 

With the following information we want to inform you about the manner, extent, purpose and legal basis for collecting, using and processing personal information - either ourselves or together with third parties. In addition to that we describe how technical features or 3rd party services (that we use to improve user experience on our website) might access and use your data.


The website is provided by 

The Whisky Chamber

Theresienstr. 11, 79618 Rheinfelden

+49 7623 747508

info (at) whisky-chamber (dot) com


Contacting Us

On our website we offer you the opportunity to contact us, either by email and/or by using a contact form. In such event, information provided by the user is stored for the purpose of facilitating communications with the user. No data is transferred to third parties. Nor is any of this information matched to any information that may be collected by other components of our website. 

The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) GDPR.

Your data will be deleted once we have fully answered your inquiry and there is no further legal obligation to store your data, such as if an order or contract resulted from the contact request.

SSL Encryption

In order to protect your transmitted data, we use an SSL encryption for our website. You recognize such encrypted connections by the prefix "https: //" in front of the link in the address bar of your browser. Unencrypted pages are identified by "http: //".
Hence, data that you submit to our website - such as inquiries or logins - can not be read by third parties thanks to SSL encryption.



Our website makes use of so-called cookies in order to recognize repeated use of our website by the same user/internet connection subscriber. Cookies are small text files that your internet browser downloads and stores on your computer. They are used to improve our website and services, and in most cases these are so-called "session cookies" that are deleted once you leave our website.

To an extent, however, these cookies also pass along information used to automatically recognize you. Recognition occurs through an IP address saved to the cookies. 

You can prevent cookies from being installed by adjusting the settings on your browser software accordingly. You should be aware, however, that by doing so you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of our website.

Cookies by 3rd party services

Certain functionalities of the website might use cookies by third party companies, such as for example the provision of maps or videos, or statistical analysis.  Details about how and on which legal basis those services handle data will be explained separately.

You can restrict or prevent the installation of cookies through your browser settings, and you can also delete previously saved cookies at any time. The necessary steps and measures will however depend on your specific Internet browser. If you have questions, please use the help function of your Internet browser or contact its support. Please note that you may not be able to use all the features of our website in this case.


Server Data

For technical reasons, data which your internet browser transmits to us or to our web space provider (so called server log files), is collected such as the following: 

- type and version of the browser you use 

- operating system 

- websites that linked you to our site (referrer URL) 

- pages that you visit in our website

- date and time of your visit 

- your Internet Protocol (IP) address.

The data thus collected will be temporarily stored, but not in association with any other of your data.

The basis for this storage is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the improvement, stability, functionality, and security of our website.


Use of Matomo with IP anonymization

On this website, the controller has integrated the Matomo component. Matomo is an open-source software tool for web analysis. Web analysis is the collection, gathering and evaluation of data on the behavior of visitors from Internet sites. A web analysis tool collects, inter alia, data on the website from which a data subject came to a website (so-called referrer), which pages of the website were accessed or how often and for which period of time a sub-page was viewed. A web analysis is mainly used for the optimization of a website and the cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising.

The software is operated on the server of the controller, the data protection-sensitive log files are stored exclusively on this server.

The purpose of the Matomo component is the analysis of the visitor flows on our website. The controller uses the obtained data and information, inter alia, to evaluate the use of this website in order to compile online reports, which show the activities on our Internet pages.

Matomo is used without the use of cookies.

Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Matomo may be retrieved under


Use of Google-Maps

We use the “Google Maps” component of Google Inc. to show you locations of our activities and points of sale. This sets a cookie in order to process the user configuration and data when a page with the integrated “Google Maps” component is displayed. As a general rule, this cookie is not deleted by closing the browser, but rather expires after a certain time, as long as it is not previously manually deleted by you.

We cannot exclude that Google is using servers in the US fort his purpose. If you do not agree with this processing of your data, you may choose to deactivate the “Google Maps” service and thereby prevent the transfer of data to Google. To do this, you must deactivate the Java Script function in your browser. However, we would like to point out that in this case you will not be able to use “Google Maps” or at least only to a limited extent.

The use of “Google Maps” and the information obtained through “Google Maps” is according to Google’s Terms of Use as well as the additional Terms and Conditions for "Google Maps".


Use of YouTube components with enhanced data protection mode

On our website we use components (videos) of YouTube, LLC 901 Cherry Ave., 94066 San Bruno, CA, USA, a company belonging to Google Inc.

We use the “ - enhanced data protection mode - ” option provided by YouTube.

When you display a page that has an embedded video, a connection will be made to the YouTube server and the content will appear on the website via a communication to your browser.

According to the information provided by YouTube, in “ - enhanced data protection mode -”, data is only transferred to the YouTube server, in particular which of our websites you have visited, if you watch the video. If you are logged into YouTube at the same time, this information will be matched to your YouTube member account. You can prevent this from happening by logging out of your member account before visiting our website.

For the purpose of functionality as well as for the analysis of user behavior, YouTube permanently stores cookies via your Internet browser on your device. If you do not agree with this processing, you have the option to prevent the storage of cookies by a setting in your Internet browser. Further information on disabling this can be found above in the chapter "Cookies".

Further information about data protection by YouTube is provided by Google under the following link.


Contract management

The data that we obtain from you as part of the use of our goods and / or service offer are processed by us since we need them to fulfill the contract. It is not possible to conclude a contract without provision of your data. As part of the contract execution, we might share your data with a transport company for the delivery of the goods or with financial service providers for payment purposes. In this case, Art. 6 (1) lit. b) of GDPR is the legal basis for the processing or transfer of the data. After completion of the process we will delete the data according to tax and commercial retention periods.  


Collaboration with processors and third parties

When we disclose, transfer or grant data access to other persons and companies, this happens only if you have consented, on the basis of a legal condition (eg to payment service providers where a transmission of the data is essential to fulfill the transaction - see Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR), or if we have a legal obligation on the basis of our legitimate interests (eg when using webhosters, etc.).



On the basis of the Federal Data Protection Act, you may contact us at no cost if you have questions relating to the collection, processing or use of your personal information, if you wish to request the correction, blocking or deletion of the same, or if you wish to cancel explicitly granted consent. Please note that you have the right to have incorrect data corrected or to have personal data deleted only, where such claim is not barred by any legal obligation to retain this data.


Storage period of Data

The respective statutory retention periods (up to 10 years) determine the period of storage of personal data. After expiration of that period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, as long as it is no longer necessary for the fulfillment of the contract or the initiation of a contract.


Online presence in social media

Through links from this website you can also reach our online presence on some social networks and platforms (e.g., Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn). By using the links, you access the respective websites of the third party providers.
Please note that there, the social networks' respective privacy policy or declarations of data use apply. On these platforms we only process users' data if they communicate directly with us, e.g. write posts on our online presence or send us messages.

We would like to point out that this might cause user data to be processed outside the European Union, particularly in the United States. This may increase risks for users that, for example, may make subsequent access to the user data more difficult. We also do not have access to this user data. Access is only available to the respective network providers.

The legal basis for the processing of the resulting personal data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the analysis, communication, sales, and promotion of our products and services. It may also be your consent per Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR granted to the platform operator. Per Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR, you may revoke this consent with the platform operator at any time with future effect.


On this social media platform, we are jointly responsible with Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland. The data protection officer of Facebook can be reached via this contact form.

We have defined the joint responsibility in an agreement regarding the respective obligations within the meaning of the GDPR. This agreement, which sets out the reciprocal obligations, is available at the following link.


Details on the processing activities, their suppression, and the deletion of the data processed by Instagram can be found in its privacy policy. It cannot be excluded that the processing by Facebook Ireland Ltd. will also take place in the United States by Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California 94025.


LinkedIn Corporation is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield and committed to comply with European privacy standards. The LinkedIn privacy policy can be found here:


Adapted on the basis of a Sample Data Privacy Policy Statement provided by the Law Offices Weiß & Partner

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