RASG Privacy Notice

The General Data Protection Regulation GDPR means that there are significant changes to requirements in the laws governing the way we manage your personal data. This is a high priority for the Retail of Alcohol Standards Group (RASG).

This privacy notice explains how and who may process your personal information. It contains links to the Wine & Spirit Trade Associations and the Community Alcohol Partnerships website so that you can access their privacy notices.  These privacy notices explain how your data is protected and the controls and safeguards that are provided for this data.

The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number will always be in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Privacy and Electronic Communication Regulations (PECR).

By means of this privacy statement, along with the WSTA’s and CAP’s privacy statements, we set out the nature, scope and purpose of any personal data collected, used and processed. Furthermore, data subjects are informed of their rights by means of this privacy statement.



  1. Who we are
  2. RASG Website Users
  3. Your privacy rights explained
  4. Changes to our privacy policy
  5. How to contact us or make a complaint


Who we are

The Retail of Alcohol Standards Group (RASG) was established in 2005 by the Wine and Spirit Trade Association, and their retailer members, in a bid to reduce the number of underage sales taking place in retail premises, to tackle the issue of underage drinking as well as promoting high standards among alcohol retailers.

RASG members include most of the UK major retailers and we meet every quarter to consider work that will contribute to our goal of eradicating underage sales.

In 2007, RASG established the first Community Alcohol Partnership (CAP).  Community Alcohol Partnerships bring together local retailers & licensees, trading standards, police, health services, education providers and other local stakeholders to tackle the problem of underage drinking and associated anti-social behaviour.

RASG is co-ordinated and managed by the Wine and Spirit Trade Association.  All queries regarding, and contact with or relating to RASG, will be dealt with by the WSTA and stored in accordance with their Data Protection Policy.

To be a member of RASG you either need to be a WSTA member or a funder of the Community Alcohol Partnerships (CAP) scheme.  The data processed may vary depending on whether you are a WSTA member or CAP funder.  As a member of RASG, your personal data will be automatically be processed by the WSTA.  If you are a funder of CAP, your personal data will also be processed by CAP.  All personal data will be processed in accordance with the WSTA and/or CAP Data Protection Policies.  Please click on following links to see the WSTA and CAP privacy notices respectively and to understand what, and how, your data may be processed by these bodies.




Website Users

Basis of processing: legitimate interest

  1. The RASG website does not collect personal data from you when you browse it.  We do use Google Analytics to understand how the website is being used and how, or from where, people arrived at our website. This data is collected using cookies. Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information. The cookies we use do not contain any personal information that can be used to identify you.  You can configure your browser so that cookies are not used automatically but, in a few cases,, some of our website features may not function as a result.


Your privacy rights explained

At any point while we are in possession of, or processing, your personal data, you, the data subject, have the following rights:

  • Right of access – you have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you free of charge.
  • Right of rectification – you have a right to correct data that we hold about you that is inaccurate or incomplete.
  • Right to be forgotten – in certain circumstances you can ask for the data we hold about you to be erased from our records.
  • Right to restriction of processing – where certain conditions apply, to have a right to restrict the processing.
  • Right of portability – you have the right to have the data we hold about you transferred to another organisation.
  • Right to object – you have the right to object to certain types of processing such as direct marketing.
  • Right to object to automated processing, including profiling – you also have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning you or that significantly affects you.
  • Right to judicial review – if the WSTA refuses your request under rights of access, we will provide you with a reason as to why. You have the right to make a complaint as outlined below.

All the above requests will be forwarded on should there be a third party involved in the processing of your personal data.


Changes to our privacy policy

We keep our privacy policy under regular review and we will place any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was created on 30th October 2018.


How to contact us about your rights or make a complaint

If you wish to exercise your rights or make a complaint about how your personal data is being processed, you should contact the WSTA and/or CAP in the first instance.  If you wish to complain about the processing of your data, or how your complaint has been handled, you have the right to lodge a complaint directly with the ICO and the WSTA’s data protection representative:




International Wine & Spirit Centre,

39-45 Bermondsey Street,



Tel: +44 (0) 20 7089 3877




International Wine & Spirit Centre,

39-45 Bermondsey Street,



Tel: +44 (0) 20 7089 3861


Information Commissioner’s Office


Information Commissioner’s Office,
Wycliffe House,
Water Lane,

Tel: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745 (national rate)