Privacy policy

This document contains the privacy statement of European Whisky Auctions. It describes how we handle your personal data collected through our auction website.

For more information about this privacy policy, please contact us by sending an e-mail or give us a call at +31 50 8200363.

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In this privacy statement you can read all about the way in which your personal data is collected and how it is handled. This explains where your data is stored and for what purposes your data is stored. In addition, you will also find all your rights with regard to this data and how you can make use of those rights. This privacy statement will sometimes change (unannounced), for example due to changes in the law. It is therefore advisable to consult the statement periodically.

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There are situations where your data is collected by European Whisky Auctions. It is therefore good that you know what is being done with it and how you can indicate your wishes with regard to your data. That is what this statement is about. If you feel uncomfortable about the use of your data by European Whisky Auctions, please feel free to contact us!

Company information
European Whisky Auctions B.V.
Stavangerweg 23-16
9723 JC Groningen
The Netherlands
+31 (0)50 - 8200 363
Chamber of Commerce: 78311799

Data purpose

A number of personal details are collected by European Whisky Auctions. These are explained below. All data will only be processed with your explicit consent or for the execution of the agreements that are entered into, or because processing is necessary to bring you into contact with potential relations and/or (sub)contractors.

Contacting us

Your data will be collected when you contact European Whisky Auctions through the website. However, this form only asks for the information necessary to provide you with an answer, such as your name, e-mail address, telephone number and question or comment.

Platform account

Your personal data is collected when you create a Platform account for the purpose of selling or buying whisky. The following information is collected: name and address details, e-mail address, age, bank account and name. If you create a business account, you will also be asked for your VAT number and a Chamber of Commerce number. Our payment partner may also ask for proof of identification.


The European Whisky Auctions website collects your data in order to improve the website. This is done with Google Analytics. This information is anonymous and is therefore not linked to your personal data. This includes information such as the duration of your visit to the website or the pages that you visit regularly.


The data that European Whisky Auctions receives and processes are managed by means of:


Stripe is our payment partner and processes payments through the Platform.Stripe receives name and address details, bank account and age. In the case of business sellers, Stripe also receives the VAT number and Chamber of Commerce number. Stripe may request proof of identification, which must be uploaded to Stripe's servers. European Whisky Auctions does not receive these documents. Also, European Whisky Auctions does not receive any credit card information, as these are verified directly on Stripe's servers.

For more information see Stripe's Privacy Policy .


We use Mailerlite to send newsletters and auction-related announcements. You can unsubscribe from our mailings at any time.

For more information see Mailerlite's Privacy Policy .

Digital Ocean

The auction platform of European Whisky Auctions is hosted on cloud servers of Digital Ocean. All data you make available is stored on these servers.

Storage period

Your data will be kept by European Whisky Auctions for a longer period of time, but never longer than is necessary for the performance of activities, unless we are required by law to keep your data for a longer period of time.


No physical copies of your personal data will be made. Your data will only be managed in the aforementioned systems and software.

The personal data managed by European Whisky Auctions or by the aforementioned third parties are only accessible via the above mentioned software and are protected by a password and, where possible, by a two-step verification. In this two-stage verification, a code is generated from the software and sent to European Whisky Auctions. This code must be used during the login process. The devices that open your data are each also locked with a password and/or fingerprint. The number of devices that have access to your data is limited to only the required devices.

In addition, your visit to our website is secured by an SSL certificate. This means that your connection to the European Whisky Auctions website is private. You can recognize this security by the green padlock in front of the url of the website in the browser.

Your rights

You have the right at all times to request your data, which is recorded and stored at European Whisky Auctions. You can do this by sending an e-mail or contacting European Whisky Auctions by telephone. You will then receive an overview of your data.

Right to rectification

Does your data not add up? Or has your data changed? You have the right to have this rectified by European Whisky Auctions. You can change your information about the newsletter via the URL at the bottom of each e-mail.

Right to erase data

Do you no longer want your data to be stored at European Whisky Auctions? Then you have the right to have your data deleted. This may result in us no longer being able to be of service to you.

Right of transfer

If you need the data stored at European Whisky Auctions in the event that you switch to another party or service, you are entitled to a transfer. European Whisky Auctions is required to transfer all your data to the other party. It is possible that a fee will be charged for this.

Right to complain

You have the right to submit a complaint to the Personal Data Authority if you believe that European Whisky Auctions does not handle your data correctly via this link.

Right to stop data use (objection)

Do you not want European Whisky Auctions to use your data? Then you have the right to stop the use of your personal data. This may result in us no longer being able to be of service to you.


Processing data

European Whisky Auctions processes personal data on the basis of a legitimate interest, namely a commercial interest. This includes offering services or products from European Whisky Auctions via e-mail. Your data will never be sold to third parties.

The information that is required to deliver is the minimum information required to offer services or products.

Data retention

For example, your e-mail address is required to send an e-mail. If this required information is not provided, European Whisky Auctions will not be able to offer the service in question.

Sharing of data

If it is necessary to share data that you have shared with European Whisky Auctions with others than the above parties (e.g. for the provision of a service), your permission will be requested first.

Straight to reveal

European Whisky Auctions reserves the right to disclose the data when required by law or when European Whisky Auctions deems it justified to comply with a legal request/proceedings or to protect the rights, property or safety of European Whisky Auctions. In doing so, we always try to respect your privacy as much as possible.

February 2021