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Privacy Policy

South Coast Wine Academy is required to comply with privacy and data protection laws. This policy sets out principles we will apply when handling individuals’ personal information. By submitting data to South Coast Wine Academy, you are authorising South Coast Wine Academy to process data in accordance with this policy.  South Coast Wine Academy must adhere to these rules in relation to how we handle any personal data, which we obtain from you.  Any personal information gathered will only be used in the context of the wine education, training and events, or subscription wine club services / activity that you undertake with us. 


South Coast Wine Academy may also collect sensitive personal data relating to you but only with your explicit consent in advance.  We may process all the information we obtain from you to enable us to fulfil our contractual obligations to you and we may request further information from third parties or disclose your details to other selected third parties.


South Coast Wine Academy is committed to protecting your privacy. At all times we aim to respect any personal information you share with us, or that we receive from others, and keep it safe. Note that the WSET has its own privacy policy and we encourage you to review that privacy policy, as well – it can be found using the following link:


This document sets out our data processing practices and your rights and options regarding the ways in which your personal information is used and collected. If you have any queries, please contact South Coast Wine Academy’ data protection contact by emailing


How we collect your personal information

Whilst any Personal Information that we use to provide or promote our services to you will not be passed to any third-party organisation for marketing purposes, on occasion your details may be shared by South Coast Wine Academy’ approved contractors or agents, in order to inform you and / or produce relevant services.


Definition of Data: Data refers to information held about an individual that may be processed by South Coast Wine Academy in order for it to carry out its function as an approved provider for WSET Awards. This includes data relating to a living individual who can be identified from that data (or from that data and other information in the possession of South Coast Wine Academy). It may also include certain categories of sensitive personal data, e.g. information about an individual’s racial or ethnic origin or their physical or mental health or condition which we may be required by the Regulator to collect in connection with the delivery of WSET qualifications.


South Coast Wine Academy respects the privacy of every user who visits the Website and every user who makes an enquiry through the Website. We set out below what information we learn about you when you visit the Website, what we do with that information, and how you can change the information we have.


What Information we collect about you and how it is used:


You may give us personal data by filling in forms or by corresponding with us online, by post, phone, email or otherwise. This includes:


  • Information that you provide by filling in forms on When contacting us we request your name, telephone and email address - this information is used to respond to your request for further information on our services. This information is used to respond to your request for information on how we can potentially assist with your booked event or course. 


  • Social Media: Information that you provide to us on our Social Media pages, such as Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.


  • Order details: Information that you provide in relation to an order or a product you have purchased.


  • Transaction details: Details of transactions which you carry out with us (whether through our website, mobile phone, or otherwise) and of the fulfilment of your orders (i.e. address or delivery details).


  • WSET (Wines Sprits Education Trust): require information for you to sit their exams and courses, we collect this information and pass it to them – details in relation to the WSET Privacy Policy are noted above.


We will provide the same protections in respect of any electronic communications received from you as those employed in respect of information received by post and telephone.


​South Coast Wine Academy ( company is hosted on the platform. provides us with the online platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you. Your data may be stored through’s data storage, databases and the general applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall.


Data Protection Arrangements

South Coast Wine Academy has the following procedures in place to safeguard data collected by it as an approved provider of WSET awards:


  • All South Coast Wine Academy staff, students, APPs and educators have access to this policy;


  • Data collected by South Coast Wine Academy is not used for marketing purposes or shared with third parties;


  • Where South Coast Wine Academy sends email correspondence to multiple recipients, recipients will be blind-copied.


  • All South Coast Wine Academy staff members are required to inform students of how their data will be processed for the purposes of registration and certification of a WSET qualification;


  • Forms which require the collection of personal or sensitive personal data include a data protection statement from South Coast Wine Academy informing individuals about how their data will be processed;


  • No personal data is disclosed to any other parties outside of those noted in this policy without the prior written consent of the individual;


  • Access to personal information on the South Coast Wine Academy and WSET Awards database is restricted to authorised users;


  • All records are kept accurate and up-to-date as far as practicable; South Coast Wine Academy relies on individuals and APPs to communicate any changes.


  • In the event of any unauthorised use of data or data loss, the individuals concerned will be notified and a recovery plan implemented.


For us to provide you with products and services, we on occasion share some of your personal information with certain approved third parties.  These include examiners, suppliers and regulatory bodies. 


South Coast Wine Academy reserves the right to disclose your personal information to third parties:


(a) in the event that we buy or sell any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your

personal information to the prospective buyer or seller of such business or assets;


(b) if substantially all of our assets are acquired by a third party, personal information held by us

may be one of the transferred assets;


(c) with our professional advisors e.g., lawyers, where necessary to protect our interests;


(d) if we are under any legal or regulatory obligation to do so; and


(e) in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings, in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights.


If we share your information with any other third party, we will let you know in advance.



YouR Rights – Withdrawal of Consent


You have a number of individual rights relating to the processing and storage of your personal data. They are as follows:


  • The right to be informed

  • The right of access

  • The right to rectification

  • The right to erasure

  • The right to restrict processing

  • The right to data portability

  • The right to object

  • Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling


Please email for information on any of above rights and requests.




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