The stated terms apply to the use of the World Whisky Index and other websites related to Scotch Whisky International:

All visitors are bound by these conditions. The visitor agrees to be responsible to regularly read these conditions to be aware of the most current version.

Content of the website

All information, in the form of text, files and images as well as any other form, is made available by the World Whisky Index for information purposes only.


Scotch Whisky International b.v. cannot be held responsible for inaccuracies or shortcomings in the data as stated on the site. Incorrect data or shortcomings on the site does not give right to financial compensation.

Intellectual property and copyright

The user of this website acknowledges that the information provided, such as texts and graphics, are protected by intellectual property rights and remain property of the World Whisky Index. Reproduction, reproduction, adaptation, and use in any manner of the World Whisky Index website in whole or in part is prohibited without the prior written consent of Scotch Whisky International. It is also forbidden to distribute or store this information electronically, with the exception of automatic saving in the browser's 'cache' memory.

Data processing information 

The World Whisky Index informs subjects in principle if they are going to process their data.

Security of personal data

The World Whisky Index ensures appropriate the personal data is secured in line with the applicable legal requirements and guidelines.

Storage period for personal data

The World Whisky Index does not store the personal data longer than is necessary for purpose of the data proccessing. Or as long as required by law.

Your privacy rights

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) gives you a number of privacy rights.

Right to access

You have the right to access your personal data (Article 15 of the GDPR). If you want to know which personal data the World Whisky Index processes about you, you can submit a written request for access. In principle, the World Whisky Index processes your request within one month.

Right to rectification

Is your data incorrect, incomplete or irrelevant? You can make an additional request to have your data changed or supplemented (Article 16 GDPR). This is the right to rectification.

Right to be forgotten

In some cases, you can ask the World Whisky Index to delete your data (Article 17 GDPR). This is the right to be forgotten.

Right to data portability

You can invoke the right to data portability if the World Whisky Index processes your data after you have given permission. Or to meet the terms of an agreement with you (Article 20, first paragraph, under a, GDPR). Please note: this only applies to data that is processed digitally, not to paper files.

The right to data portability does not apply when the processing of your data is necessary for the World Whisky Index to perform a task of general interest. And also not when the World Whisky Index performs its public tasks or fulfills a legal obligation (Article 20, third paragraph GDPR).

Right to restrict processing

You can ask the World Whisky Index to restrict the processing of your data (Article 18 GDPR). This is the right to restrict processing.

Right to object

You can object to the use of your personal data by the World Whisky Index. This is the right to object.

Make a request

You can email your request to the World Whisky Index sturen ( You can also write a letter to:

World Whisky Index

Industriekade 18A

2172 HV Sassenheim

The Netherlands

Notifications & adjustments

Scotch Whisky International reserves the right to change this Privacy Statement at any time.