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Data protection information

The Association of the Beverage Industry (ABMI) wants to protect the security and privacy of your personal information. Therefore, the ABMI acts in compliance with the applicable laws on privacy, data protection and data security. The policy outlined below will help you understand the kind of information the ABMI may collect, how the ABMI uses and safeguards that information and with whom the ABMI may share it.

  1. Personal information

    Through the ABMI-website, the ABMI will not collect any personal information about you (e.g. your name, address, telephone number or e-mail address), unless you voluntarily choose to provide it (e.g. by filling out contact forms etc.) or if applicable laws allow such action.

  2. Purpose

    Whenever you provide the ABMI with personal information, the ABMI usually uses it to respond to your inquiry or to provide you with specific information. In order to better understand your needs, it may be necessary for the ABMI to save and process your personal information and to share it with the members of its organs.

    The ABMI will not sell or otherwise market your personal information to third parties, except to the representatives of its Member Companies acting on behalf of the ABMI.

  3. Use for a specific purpose

    The ABMI will only collect, process and use the personal data supplied by you online for the purposes notified to you, unless collection, processing and use

    • are for another purpose which is directly connected to the original purpose for which the personal data were collected;
    • are required in order to process, negotiate and execute a contract with you;
    • are necessary on account of a legal obligation or an official or judicial order;
    • are necessary in order to justify or protect legal claims or ward off law suits;
    • are used to prevent misuse or other unlawful activities, e.g. intentional attacks on the ABMI™s systems, with the aim of ensuring data security.
  4. Communication- and utilisation-related information

    If you access the ABMI-website via telecommunication services, communication-related information (e.g. internet protocol address) or utilisation-related information (e.g. information on the start and duration of utilisation as well as the telecommunications services used by you) will automatically be generated through technical means. This information may allow inferences to personal data. If collection, processing and use of your communication- or utilisation-related information are absolutely necessary, they will be subject to legal regulations on data privacy.

  5. Non-personal information collected automatically

    When you access the ABMI-website, information that is not personally-identifiable (e.g. type of internet browser and computer operating system used; domain name of the website from which you came; number of visits, average time spent, pages viewed) may be collected automatically (i.e. not by registration). The ABMI uses this information to measure the use of the ABMI-website and improve its performance and content.

  6. "Cookies" - information placed automatically on your computer

    Our internet site uses what are known as cookies, small text files that are stored on your computer and can be accessed from there. Cookies are used to enable you to register for our services and to personalise our website for you. For this purpose, cookies collect information about your IP address, the time and duration of your visit, the number of visits, the use of forms, your search settings, your view mode and your favourites on our website.

    Most of the cookies used by us are "session cookies". They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your end-user device until you delete them.

    You can prevent cookies from being stored by our internet site at any time by adjusting your internet browser accordingly, thereby permanently deactivating the storage of cookies. In addition, cookies that have already been stored can be deleted at any time via your internet browser. If you deactivate the storage of cookies, it may prevent you from making full use of the functions on our internet site.

  7. Children

    ABMI will not knowingly collect personal data from children without insisting that they seek prior parental consent if required by applicable law. ABMI will only use or disclose personal data about a child to the extent permitted by law, to seek parental consent pursuant to local law and regulations or to protect a child.

  8. Security

    ABMI will take adequate technical and organisational security measures in order to protect your personal data against unintentional or illegal deletion, against changes or loss, and against unauthorised transmission or access.

  9. Links to other websites

    The ABMI-website contains links to third party websites. ABMI is not responsible for the privacy policies or the content of these websites.

  10. Questions and comments

    The ABMI data privacy protection policy will evolve with legislation and technology. ABMI will post changes on this page whenever any existing policy is changed. You should regularly view this page to read the current status of the privacy policy.