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This website and its services are owned and administered by Brewing Technology Services Ltd. THE INTERNATIONAL BREWING AWARDS and THE INTERNATIONAL CIDER AWARDS are organised by Brewing Technology Services Ltd. – the commercial and organising arm of The Brewing, Food & Beverage Industry Suppliers Association (BFBi). Brewing Technology Services Ltd. appreciates that you trust us with your data. With our intention being transparent please see the details on how we use your data below.

What personal information we have and where do we store it?

For the purpose of using our services, you may have to register or fill up a form. The information gathered may include personal information, like name, contact information, address, street, city, state, country, postcode, email address, company name. Additionally, if any payment has to be accepted you will be redirected to our payment partner SagePay to ensure a secure payment process.

Data is stored until requested to be removed. If a request for removal is made the data is removed from our database.

How will this information be used?

The information about you as an identifiable individual, including contact details, may be used in a number of ways, including:

  • Our internal records
  • Use of the service we provide
  • Informing you about the latest changes to the Website, or products, services or promotional offers that you might find interesting
  • Communicating (and personalising such communication) with you
  • When required by Law to reveal this information we will obey
  • With your consent, we may also share this information with third parties when we need to use their service or when we feel they might be beneficial to you. This information is not restricted to EEA.

The collected data is not used for any additional purpose, such as to profile those who access our website.

What are your rights for your personal information?

You can contact us at chairman@brewingawards.org for any of the following requests for the personal information we hold of you

  • to get details of the information we hold of you i.e. subject access requests
  • to correct/update this information
  • to delete this information
  • to restrict processing of this information
  • to object
  • to not be subjected to automated decision making including profiling.
  • to provide this information in a portable format
  • to unsubscribe from the newsletter if you do not want to receive email newsletters from Us, the unsubscribe link is displayed at the bottom of the newsletter.

If you have any additional questions about Brewing Technology Services Ltd. collection and storage of data, please contact us at:

The International Brewing Awards and The International Cider Awards
Brewing Technology Services Ltd.
11 Sidestrand
Pendeford Business Park
Wolverhampton, WV9 5HD

Telephone: +44 (0) 1902 422303
Fax: +44 (0) 1902 795744

E-mail: chairman@brewingawards.org

Who will you share my personal information with?

Your personal details may be shared with third-party organisations we have contracted to provide services to us which include processing data. We may also have to release information (which could include the contents of email communications between any persons) because of a legal requirement on us or pursuant to a court order.

What legal basis are we relying on to process the personal data?

The lawful basis for this information is contract with the individual and/or legitimate interests: We can process personal data without consent if we have a genuine and legitimate reason (including commercial benefit)

Information security

We have taken appropriate steps to ensure your information is safe with us. This includes but is not limited to IPtables firewall, server hardening, server uptime monitoring, regular server updates and patches, brute force prevention on SSH and FTPES, Application firewall using Mod-Security, DDoS protection from Hetzner, OpenVas scans, Weekly checks for server security and performance, backup and archive solutions, disaster recovery solution, and HTTPS for the website.

Is any data stored or handled outside of the EEA (European Economic Area)?

Most of the data is stored within the EEA at Hetzner (www.hetzner.de) which we use for hosting requirements. Hetzner does not have software access to our servers as it does not have any OS accounts.

Our processor sapnagroup Ltd. a UK based IT company has sub processors Sapna Technologies in India which we use for our services which include software development and server maintenance. Sometimes data may be processed outside the EEA. Where this happens, we will ensure that it is given the same levels of protection as required under the UK Data Protection Act.


  • Hetzner: www.hetzner.de (Germany, Shared server environment)
  • sapnagroup Ltd: www.sapnagroup.com (UK, site development, and server maintenance)
  • Sub-processor: Sapna Technologies (India, site development, and server maintenance)
  • SagePay: https://www.sagepay.com (Payment gateway)
  • Strato (https://www.strato-hosting.co.uk/) used for remote backup solutions
  • AWS S3 (https://aws.amazon.com/s3/) used for hosting services like files etc.

Whom to contact if you have queries or complain?

If you have any queries or complains you can write to us at chairman@brewingawards.org

Communication with us

When you send email or other communications to Brewing Technology Services Ltd. or any of our team members, we may retain and store those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our services.


This website uses cookies to store information on your computer. Cookies are small text files located in browser directories. Some of these cookies are essential to make our website work and others help us to improve by giving us some insight into how the site is being used. We use civicuk tool for you to manage the cookies on our site (https://www.civicuk.com/cookie-control) and explicitly give consent to non necessary cookies.

The cookies we may use on the Brewing awards website may be categorized as follows:
Strictly necessary cookies

  1. PHPSESSID Used for PHP session maintenance. This allows the client to identify itself to the server and without this the site cannot function. Valid for 1 hour after the cookie is set.

Google Analytics cookies

  1. __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz, _ga
    Third party Google Analytics cookies used for statistical purpose. More information at https://developers.google.com/analytics/resources/concepts/gaConceptsCookies

To know how to manage your cookies (enable/disable etc) please refer to how to control cookies on www.aboutcookies.org.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States . Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. You can read Google Analytics terms of service at https://www.google.com/analytics/tos.html, and Google’s privacy policy can be read at https://www.google.com/privacy.html

Please note that on the Brewing awards website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “ga.anonymizeIp = true;” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).

Links from our site

Our website may contain links to other websites. Please note we have no control of websites outside our domain, and if you provide information to a website to which we link, we are not responsible for its protection and privacy.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Brewing Technology Services Ltd. may change the privacy policy from time to time. All changes to privacy policy will be on this page.

If you have any additional questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us any time at chairman@brewingawards.org