Privacy and cookies policy

Advisory notice: Our privacy policy sets out the way in which your personal data will be managed. It is essential that you read it and accept it.

We would like to inform you that this was last updated on 23/10/2018.

Firstly, THE WINE STUDIO, S.L., maintains a permanent commitment to the privacy of data from subscribers, contacts, and clients, and guarantees the best practices in the use of personal data.

Legal regulations to which we adhere.

THE WINE STUDIO SL., complies with the  Spanish Organic Law 15/1999, of 13 December, on the Protection of Personal Data (hereinafter LOPD), and the Royal Decree 1720/2007, of 21 December, known as the Regulation for the development of the LOPD. The company also complies with the Regulation (EU) No 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council Directive of 27 April 2016 on the protection of individuals (General Registry of Data Protection), as well as with the Law 34/2002, of 11 July, on Information Society Services and Electronic Commerce (LSSICE or LSSI).

These are our basic privacy standards.

In defense of your privacy and your rights as a user, the first thing you need to know are the basic rules that we assume with regards to your personal data:

1. We will not send unsolicited emails (spam), making all possible efforts to prevent the misuse of e-mail. For this reason, we never send commercial emails when not requested or authorized in advance, and of course, we refuse to receive them.

2. Respect for and maximum transparency with our users means that you will always have access to your data, you will always know the purpose for which it is used, your consent will always be required for this use, and you will always be able to revoke your consent.

3. Never and under no circumstances will we share your data, nor will it be ceded to third parties unless you have been informed in advance and we have your express permission.

Maximum transparency

Transparency is the fundamental pillar of privacy.

For the purposes of the provisions set forth in the Organic Law no. 15/1999, of 13 December, Protection of Personal Data, information society and electronic commerce, data of the company responsible for this web site is reported in a transparent and clear manner:

• The corporate name is THE WINE STUDIO, S.L.

• Tax identification number B-87997136

• Office registered at Calle Marqués de la Ensenada 16, 5th floor, door 218, 28004 Madrid.

• Business activity: The teaching of courses, lectures, seminars, conferences,  and similar activities. The provision of consultancy services, advice and support.

The Receipt and Registry of Personal Data

Facilitating personal data is required for contact, subscription to our Newsletter and for conducting business with THE WINE STUDIO, S.L.

Moreover, not facilitating the requested personal data or not accepting the present data protection policy renders it impossible to subscribe to and/or carry out any commercial transaction with us.

THE WINE STUDIO, S.L., uses different systems to obtain personal information. However, the consent of our users will always be requested in order to use their personal data for the indicated purposes.

As a user, you always have the right to revoke this consent at any time.

Capture systems that we use for personal information

Content subscription forms: within our website there are several forms which can be completed to activate the subscription. After subscribing, you will receive a confirmation email. The data provided shall be used exclusively to send the Newsletter and keep you updated on new developments in the sector.

Registration form: Our website includes a form in order to be able to enroll in our courses and activities. The personal data entered on the form will be used exclusively for the administrative procedures needed to enroll in our courses, for sending documentation corresponding to the course or activity, or for billing and collection. When enrolling, candidates authorize THE WINE STUDIO, S.L. to cede their personal contact details to WINE & SPIRITS EDUCATION TRUST to be able to issue the corresponding certificates or contact them directly.

Contact form: There is also a contact form for questions, suggestions or to establish a business contact. In this case, we will use the e-mail address to respond, and send the information requested by the user through our website.

Cookies: When a user logs in or browses our website, cookies are stored.
We only use strictly necessary own cookies.

Download Systems: On this website you can download different content that is regularly added in text format.

Legitimization for the treatment of your data

The legal basis for the treatment of your data is your consent.

To subscribe, contact us, or enroll in our courses or activities, consent with this privacy policy is required.

The prospective or commercial offering of products and services is based on the requested consent. Nevertheless, the withdrawal of this consent may lead to the termination of the subscription contract.

Category of data

The data categories covered refers to identification data, specifically, user name, email, address, national ID number, birth date and IP address.

We don’t deal with specially protected data categories.

How long will we retain your data?

The personal data provided shall be retained until its removal is requested by the person concerned.

Services offered by third parties on our website

To provide services that are strictly necessary for the development of our activities, we use the following service providers under their privacy terms:

Hosting: We work with Itemhost. You must know that our hosting is 100% Spanish and 100% safe. It uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL). It’s the standard security technology used on the Internet to establish a secure connection (encrypted) between a server (website) and your browser (for example Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, etc.). This secure connection ensures that all data transmitted from browser to server remains private and that your data is safe from hackers or anyone attempting to spy on/steal that information. One of the most common uses of SSL is the protection of client data during an online transaction thanks to data encryption.

Messaging services and Newsletter delivery: Electronic newsletters are managed by MAILCHIMP. When using the services of this platform for e-mail marketing campaigns, subscription management, and newsletter delivery, one should know that Mailchimp has its servers hosted outside the EU, in the USA, and it benefits from the EU-US Privacy Shield agreement, whose information is available here, as approved by the European Committee for Protection. Mail Chimp. 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000 Atlanta, GA 30308.

Analysis Service: Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc., a Delaware company whose main office is at 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View (California), CA 94043, United States ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help to analyze how users use the website. The information generated by the cookies about your use of (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

Data Protection Policy

THE WINE STUDIO SL, is committed to respecting the confidentiality of the data collected in contact forms, subscription forms and registration forms, and to use it according to the purpose of the same, as well as to comply with its obligation to save the data collected and adapt all measures to prevent the alteration, loss, processing or unauthorized access, in accordance with Royal Decree 1720/2007 of 21 December, approved by the Regulation implementing Organic Law 15/1999 of 13 December on the Protection of Personal Data.

The User guarantees that the personal data provided through the different forms listed above is accurate, and accepts the obligation of conveying any modifications to this data. Also, the User warrants that all information provided corresponds with their real situation, which is up to date and accurate.

THE WINE STUDIO, S.L., uses the platform Mail Chimp to send newsletters by e-mail derived from the management of subscriptions. Mail Chimp hosts its servers in the United States and, therefore, after the user subscribes to the newsletter, their personal data will be transferred internationally to a country not considered safe after the Safe Harbor's dissolution. Therefore, after subscribing, the user accepts and consents to the transfer of data stored by the platform Mail Chimp, based in the United States, for the management and delivery of the newsletters. THE WINE STUDIO, S.L. has signed model clauses required by the EU on data protection with MailChimp.

Exercise of Rights over your own data

These rights are essential in Data Protection because they allow you to decide on your own data. As a user, you will be able to manage your communication and exercise your rights in accordance with the formalities imposed by Organic Law 15/1999 of 13 December on the Protection of Personal Data and its Development Regulation.

Anyone has the right to obtain confirmation as to whether THE WINE STUDIO, S.L. has processed personal data concerning them or not.

Persons concerned have the right to:

• Request access to personal data relating to the person concerned

• Request rectification or deletion

• Request the limitation of the processing of their data

• Be opposed to the processing of their data

• Request the transfer of data (in this case it does not apply)

Interested parties may access their personal data, as well as request rectification of inaccurate data or, as the case may be, request deletion when, among other reasons, the data is no longer necessary for the purpose for which it was collected.

In certain circumstances, interested parties may request a limitation of the processing of their data, in which case we only will retain it for the exercise or defense of complaints.

In certain circumstances and for reasons related to their particular situation, interested parties may object to the processing of their data. THE WINE STUDIO, S.L. will cease to process data, except for compelling legitimate grounds, or the exercise or defense of potential complaints.  Due to the type of information collected by this website, the right to transfer data cannot be exercised.

Interested parties shall also have the right to judicial protection and to file a complaint with the supervising authority - in this case the Spanish Data Protection Agency - if they consider that personal data processing relating to them is in breach of the Regulation.

You may exercise your rights of access, rectification, cancellation, and opposition by contacting:, with valid evidence in law, such as photocopy of your national ID or equivalent, indicating in the subject "Data Protection".

Acceptance and Consent

The user declares having been informed of the conditions on Personal Data Protection, accepting and consenting to its processing by THE WINE STUDIO, S.L., in the manner of and for the purposes indicated in this Privacy Policy.


The consent given, both for the processing as well as for the transfer of data to interested parties, is revocable at any time by notifying to THE WINE STUDIO SL, in the terms set forth in this Policy on the exercise of the ARCO rights. In no case shall this repeal be applied retroactively.

Changes to Current Privacy Policy

THE WINE STUDIO, S.L. reserves the right to modify the present policy in order to adapt to new legislation as well as to industry practices. In such cases, the service provider will announce possible changes on this page with reasonable notice before its implementation.

Commercial mailing

In according with the LSSICE and essentially, by our own conviction, THE WINE STUDIO SL, does not use the practice of SPAM. It therefore does not send unsolicited commercial e-mails which have not been previously requested or authorized by the user. Accordingly, in each of the forms on this Webpage, the user has the possibility to give their consent to receiving the "Newsletter", regardless of commercial information timely requested.

Thank you for taking the time to read our privacy policy.


C/ Marqués de la Ensenada 16, 5th floor, door 218

28004 Madrid