Privacy Policy

First things first is not a commercial website and does not allow advertisement on this website and does not use marketing (or even have a marketing strategy) for this website. does not sell anything on this site. The sole purpose of this website is to write about whisky (that being Single Malt, Single Grain, Blended, Vatted, Bourbon or even Malternatievs) and whisky related events. This is actually my own personal whisky logbook (I hate searching for my my notes on an analoge medium, thats why I use a website) and I allow other people to read what I write about whisky.

So this site is not part of a business or a businessmodel. doesn’t have any partnership or alliance with any whisky supplier, manufacturer and/or trademark owner. All statements on this site concern solely my own personal opinion.
If you don’t like my opinion I strongly advice you (for your own peace of mind) to never visit this site again 😉

Who we are

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

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

Contact forms

We keep information you provided to us via contact form submissions for 4 weeks in order to reply to your request/comment, but we do not use the information submitted through our contact form for marketing purposes. In fact we do not use marketing at all for our website as we are not a commecrial organization


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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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.

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 the visitor has visited the other website.

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


Our website is hosted on the servers of AMEN Nederland B.V. ( Amen collects anonymized data about our visitors in order to keep our site functional and provide their service to us. There is an analytics package included in our hosting service (this is obligatory, alas) that provides basic and anonymized data about our page visits via the AWstats plugin for cPanel ( |
You can read their privacy statement here:

Who we share your data with

Our website is hosted on the servers of AMEN Nederland B.V. ( Amen collects data about our visitors in order to keep our site functional and provide their service to us.
You can read their privacy statement 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 recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (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). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

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. Use the following form: Data Access Request. You can also request that we erase any personal data 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.

Your contact information

For any questions about your privacy on this website sent us an email at info(at)world

Additional information

How we protect your data

The data we manage from you is protected in different ways.

  • A visit to our website is secured for you by an SSL certificate. That ensures that your connection with is private. You recognize this security by the (green) lock for the URL.
  • Statistics, comment form and/or log data is saved on our server hosted by AMEN Nederland B.V. and can only be accessed by secure login from the owner of
  • Contact information provided via the contact form (Name, e-mail address and your comment/question) are stored on a local PC in the whisky chamber on an encrypted harddisk protected by a strong pasword.

What third parties we receive data from

We do not receive or buy any data from a third party (as far as we are aware of).

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

If any person tries to login to our website, that is not allowed to login (only one person can login to our website, at this time), that person will automatically be blocked to visit our site by our firewall provided by the Wordfence ( plugin. This blockade wil be indefinite for the used IP-address.
You can find the privacy policy for Wordfence here: