Privacy Policy


(last updated 24 May 2018)

Privacy policy:

We would like you to know that we collect pieces of information and capture data when you visit our websites (including;, Chief Nation, Chief Wine Officer, Chief Experiences, Chief Whisky Officer, Chief Golf Officer). This is done to help improve your user experience with us, but we want to ensure you are happy with the types of information that we store and let you know how to opt out.

Here’s a rundown of what’s collected and retained:

  • Cookies
    The words that you used to search for our website, the links that you have clicked, and your journey through our pages are logged. This is done by dropping a cookie on your very first visit, and from information left in any form you submit to us.
  • Personal information
    We collect information that will help us contact you with relevant information in the future. This may include your name, your company and company address, your email or work phone number.
  • Security
    We carefully and securely store all personal information disclosed by you to us.
  • Engagement
    We like to track how engaged you are with the emails you receive from us. This will mean we may see if you open or click on certain links.
  • IP address
    Your router will transmit your IP address to our web servers, which we keep track of to understand more about our website visitors.
  • Browser agent
    Your computer will transmit your preferred browser agent to us. This will consist of your browser build information, your device type and your computer’s OS.

Here’s a rundown of what WE DO NOT COLLECT:

  • Any browsing behaviour outside of any of our own domains etc
  • Any personal or sensitive data relating to your personal life, such as gender, age, favourite chocolate bar.

All of our data is stored on highly secure servers, with restricted access, that are located within the EU. We use our data to:

  • To personalise your experience (your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs).
  • To improve our website (we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you).
  • To improve customer service (your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs).
  • To send out invitations to our events and programs.
  • To send relevant marketing and introductory emails from/relating to partners.
  • Respond to and store any queries that you may have submitted to help us improve our service.
  • Ensure we remain compliant under the terms of the GDPR.


We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information. We do everything we can to ensure that your data is transmitted to us securely. Please note, any data sent to us is done so at your own risk.

All of our data is stored using carefully selected, secure data centres located within the EU. We will not transfer your data outside of the EU without your prior consent.


We also use third party webtools that enable us to provide our users with a better experience and service as well help us to diagnose technical problems and analyse user trends. Most importantly, through the use of these tools, the functionality of our sites can be improved, making them more user-friendly, more valuable, and simpler for you to use.

You may opt-out from us being able to collect your information via these tools:


We use a marketing platform to send emails, whose servers are located within the EU.

When you complete one of our data capture forms, you do so on the following basis:

  • You are a representative of the company you work for
  • You are over 18 years of age.
  • You accept the relevance of our services and partners’ products to the business interests of the company.

Should you wish to stop receiving emails:

  • If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.
  • You may write to the Chief Nation, specifically requesting your removal (addressed to: Data Protection Officer, Chief Nation, Thomas Ford House, 23-24 Smithfield Street, London EC1A 9LF), your request will be actioned upon within 28 days of its receipt. You must include your name and email address for us to ensure its removal.
  • Please note we cannot accept unsubscribe requests through any other channel.


By downloading gated content from our websites, you consent to allowing your details to be shared with our partners (the innovators), who may wish to contact you. You can unsubscribe from the communications at any time.

By registering your details on any Chief Nation Group websites (including;, Chief Nation, Chief Wine Officer, Chief Experiences, Chief Whisky Officer, Chief Golf Officer) or when you attend or register for any of our events, you agree to subscribe to our group marketing communications and invite processes where applicable.

You can easily unsubscribe from this communication at any time.


Chief Nation works very hard to maintain an very high standard of data management and usage. Under the proposed the GDPR you have the right to request the following:

  • The right to be informed
  • The right of access
  • The right to rectification
  • The right to erasure (or be forgotten)
  • The right to restrict processing
  • The right to data portability
  • The right to object
  • Rights in relation to automatic decision making and profiling

For more information on GDPR and your rights please see

If you have questions concerning the processing of your personal data you should contact the Data Protection Officer: Richard Porter, Chief Nation, Thomas Ford House, 23-24 Smithfield Street, London EC1A 9LF. email: or telephone 020 7329 3933.

If you have not received a response within 28 days, you have the right to contact The ICO, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF, Email: or telephone: 0303 123 1113.