Privacy Policy

Links To Other Sites –

The Court Of Master Sommeliers (CMS) website includes links to other sites we think you might be interested in. The CMS is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites. Be aware of where you are at all times! The CMS website also includes publications we think you might be interested in. The CMS is not responsible for the content of these publications.

The CMS is strongly committed to protecting personal data.  This privacy statement describes why and how we collect and use personal data and provides information about individuals’ rights.  It applies to personal data provided to us, both by individuals themselves or by others.  We may use personal data provided to us for any of the purposes described in this privacy statement or as otherwise stated at the point of collection.

Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable living person. CMS processes personal data for numerous purposes, and the means of collection, lawful basis of processing, use, disclosure, and retention periods for each purpose may differ.

When collecting and using personal data, our policy is to be transparent about why and how we process personal data.

What information we collect and store – 

Your contact details as provided on your business card or via email, including title, name, phone, email and postal address as well as company name (if relevant).

How we use your information – 

To send you occasional news or invites to events and other communications. We typically send out a newsletter every year to MS Diploma holders. You can unsubscribe by contacting the Court Secretary.

Please note that we do not pass your information on to any third party without your specific written consent.

The period for which the information will be stored –

The information will be stored by us for an indefinite period, for the limited uses outlined above.  If you do not wish for your information to be stored by us, please contact the Court Secretary or Course Co-ordinator. See page ‘Contact Us’ for details.