Privacy Policy


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As you browse our website – “the Site” – we may collect information about the individual web pages you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information.”

Additionally when you send information to us using the Site – including but not limited to submitting a contact form, adding comments, uploading images, creating an account or any other way you might use the Site to communicate with us – we collect certain information from you. This includes your name, email address, phone number and any other volunteered information you supply. We refer to this information as “Personal Information.”

Collectively, we refer to your Device Information and your Personal Information as “your data.”

First Thing’s First

  • The Cape Whisky Club has no interest whatsoever in abusing your data, your privacy or your trust. We aren’t Google.
  • We simply aren’t evil enough to care about exploiting your Device Information, or smart enough to even know how to do so. Any device or browser data transfer that we perform is only what is necessary to operate a modern, functional website.
  • We don’t sell your data to any third party, nor do we buy it, nor are we tempted.

What data we collect and why we collect it

Device Information

We may collect Device Information using the following technologies:

“Cookies” are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit

“Log files” track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps for analytics purposes.

Contact forms

We collect and keep your contact form submissions for the purposes of communicating with you and responding to your queries. Your contact form submissions are stored in an SQL database on the Site’s server, as well as emailed to us.

Note that email is inherently insecure and easily hijacked. Under no circumstances should you send us anything confidential, private or sensitive using our contact forms or by sending us an email. In fact, don’t send us those things at all.


If you leave a comment on our Site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.


When you leave comments on the Site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the your IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the Site, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the Site can download and extract any location data from images on the Site.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this Site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if you had visited the other website directly.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We use Google Analytics to help us understand how our visitors use the Site – you can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here:

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our Site (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Site administrators can also see and edit that information.

We keep the content of your contact form submissions, uploads, and any other voluntary communications indefinitely.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this Site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any Personal Information we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Contact form submissions are delivered to us via email and stored on our web server.

Contact information

If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to give us a shout at