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Privacy Policy

We value every customer, and will do all we can to ensure the safety of our customers' personal information at all times.

At South Downs Cellars, we’re committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This Policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people who visit our website and who sign up to receive information from us in our stores or online, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.


We may change this Policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes. By using our website, you’re agreeing to be bound by this Policy. Any questions regarding this Policy and our privacy practices should be sent by email to our Data Protection Officer Hannah Scott at or by writing to South Downs cellars, 100 High Street, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex, BN6 9PX. Alternatively, you can telephone 01273 833830.


How do we collect information from you?

We obtain information about you when you contact us about products and services, to purchase a product, to attend a tasting or if you register your active consent to receive our newsletter either by subscribing online or subscribing verbally to one of our team in store or at an event we are attending.


What type of information is collected from you?

The personal information we collect can include your name, address, email address, phone number, IP address, and information regarding what pages are accessed and when. If you make a donation online or purchase a product from us, your card information is not held by us, it is collected by our third party payment processors, who specialise in the secure online capture and processing of credit/debit card transactions, as explained below.


How is your information used?

We may use your information to: process orders that you have submitted; to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into by you and us; seek your views or comments on the services we provide;

notify you of changes to our services; send you communications which you have requested and that may be of interest to you. These may include information about our products and services and any offers, tastings or events that we have available.


We review our retention periods for personal information on a regular basis. We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, or as long as is set out in any relevant contract you hold with us.


Who has access to your information?

We will not sell or rent your information to third parties. We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.


Your choices

You have a choice about whether or not you wish to receive information from us. If you do not want to receive direct marketing communications from us about our exciting products and services, then you can select your choices by ticking the relevant boxes situated on the form on which we collect your information.

We will not contact you for marketing purposes by email or post unless you have given your prior consent. We will not contact you for marketing purposes by post if you have indicated that you do not wish to be contacted. You can change your marketing preferences at any time by contacting us by email: or telephone on 01273 833830.


How you can access and update your information

The accuracy of your information is important to us. We’re working on ways to make it easier for you to review and correct the information that we hold about you. In the meantime, if you change email address, or any of the other information we hold is inaccurate or out of date, please email us at: or by writing to South Downs cellars, 100 High Street, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex, BN6 9PX. Alternatively, you can telephone 01273 833830.


You have the right to ask for a copy of the information South Downs Cellars hold about you and we will do our best to provide you with this as quickly as possible.


Security precautions in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of your information

All online transactions are processed using the latest industry standards for secure onlline payment processing.  For security reasons, we request that no Credit Card information be sent by email.


Non-sensitive details (your email address etc.) are transmitted normally over the Internet, and this can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your information, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems. Where we have given (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our websites, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.


Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites run by other organisations. This privacy policy applies only to our website‚ so we encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites even if you access them using links from our website.


In addition, if you linked to our website from a third party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third party site.


Review of this Policy

We keep this Policy under regular review. This Policy was last updated in February 2018.