Privacy Policy

International Society of Beverage Technologists, Inc. ("ISBT") Privacy Policy

Last updated: July 6, 2023

Welcome to ISBT's ("Company") website located at ("Site"). This Privacy Policy addresses the Company's practices regarding information collected voluntarily from users of the Site, including users who register with the Site to obtain certain products and services (a "Member").

The Company is committed to protecting the privacy of its users and Members and we respect the rights of our users worldwide. This Privacy Policy complies with policies in the United States as well as the European Commission's General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR"). This Privacy Policy therefore details how we collect, store, and use any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person who can be identified by things like a name, identification number, address, etc. ("Personal Information").

Company can be contacted at [email protected] or by telephone at 571-446-3947. This Privacy Policy is incorporated into Company's Website Terms of Use which governs your use of the Site.

General Privacy Policy Information

Types of Personal Information that Company Collects from Site Users and Members

  • Who is collecting and receives your Personal Information: For information on who receives Personal Information, please see the Company's current Privacy Policy below.
  • Why we collect Personal Information: the Company may, from time to time, collect Personal Information about you that you voluntarily consent to submit to the Site in order to become a Member of the Site, to purchase products or services from the Site, or to participate in online surveys, sweepstakes, contests, to receive newsletters or other activities. If you do not wish to provide such information to the Site, you may be unable to register and/or to obtain products or services from the Site.
  • Categories of Personal Information collected: Company may collect or track Personal Information as listed in the Company's current Privacy Policy below.

How We Use Your Personal Information

Personal Information collected by Company is always voluntarily submitted by you, the user. The information may subsequently be used by Company for many reasons, for example, for recordkeeping, to fill orders, editorial and feedback purposes, marketing and promotional purposes, statistical analysis of users' composite anonymous behavior, product development, content improvement, or to customize the content and layout of the Site. Aggregate data on visitors' home servers may be used for internal purposes, and individually identifying information, such as names, postal and email addresses, phone numbers, and other Personal Information which visitors voluntarily provide to Company may be added to Company's databases and used for future calls and mailings regarding Site updates, new products and services, and upcoming events, contingent on users opting in to receive such information.

Company also may use Site visitor data to contact the Site visitors regarding registration and account status and changes to the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and any other policies or agreements relevant to Site visitors.

The Company may retain the Personal Information collected from you only for as long as necessary to fulfill the Company's purposes, or as permitted by law. If the Company no longer needs the Personal Information, the Company may delete the Personal Information.

Sharing Your Personal Information with Other Entities

Except as provided herein, individually identifying Personal Information provided through the Site will not be sold, exchanged, transferred or otherwise disclosed to third parties not affiliated with Company without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the applicable purchased product or service or information requested.

Your Rights Regarding Your Personal Information

Applicable privacy law gives users certain rights to their Personal Information as follows:

  • Right of access and right to rectification: Users and Members have the right, via postal mail, email, or telephone, to request that Company provide you with a summary of any Personal Information retained by Company that has been voluntarily provided by you through online forms, registration forms, surveys, email, or another online avenue. You may modify, correct, change or update your Personal Information by contacting Company via postal mail, email, or telephone at the addresses or number listed below.
  • Right of portability: Users and Members have the right to request their Personal Information be ported to another controller (a controller being someone who determines the purposes and means of processing Personal Information).
  • Right to be forgotten: Users and Members have the right to obtain erasure of their Personal Information upon request.
  • Extra safeguards: Users and Members have the right to extra safeguards if sensitive information is being processed (e.g., health, race, sexual orientation, religion, and political beliefs).
  • How to exercise one of these rights: Contact the Company's Data Protection Officer listed below. If you reside in the European Union, the Company is the controller of your Personal Information for the purposes of the GDPR.

Your Consent: Controls and Choices

  • Opt-in right: You have the right to consent freely to the processing of your Personal Information through a clear affirmative act, which may include ticking a box when visiting our Site, choosing technical settings, or other statements or conduct which indicates acceptance of the processing of your Personal Information.
  • Opt-out right: You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time by the opt-out process.
  • Managing your controls and choices: You may have the following controls and choices on our Site. Please see the Company's current Privacy Policy below for details.
  • ~Account changes: If the Company's Site allows personal account registrations, you can make changes to your Personal Information, including password changes, etc.
  • ~Removal of Personal Information: If you have an account on our Site, you have the option of deleting your account and/or Personal Information.
  • ~Marketing: If the Company conducts marketing, you can opt-in or opt-out to marketing as described below. This will allow you to choose whether you would like to receive, promotions, products, or services that might be of interest to you.
  • ~Advertising: You can opt-in or opt-out of receiving advertising, if the Company's policy includes sending advertising to registered users of this site.
  • ~Subscriptions, alerts, and newsletters: You can opt-in or opt-out of receiving subscriptions, alerts, or newsletters from the Company, if the Company's policy includes the aforementioned.
  • ~Sharing your Personal Information with third parties: The Company only shares your Personal information if the Company's current Privacy Policy states that it does. You can opt-in or opt-out of whether the Company is allowed to send your Personal Information to third parties so they can send you products and services that might be of interest to you.
  • ~Cookies: If cookies are used in such a way as to identify you either directly or indirectly, we will confirm that in the Company's current Privacy Policy below and you will be able to opt-in or opt-out of consent to the use of cookies on our Site.

Links to Third Party Websites

The Site may also contain links to third party websites. If you access a third-party website from a link on this Site, any information you disclose on that website is not subject to this Privacy Policy. It is possible that these links may be used by third parties or others to collect personal or other information about you. Company is not responsible for the privacy practices of such websites, advertisers, or third parties or the content of such websites and it is your sole obligation to review and understand the privacy practices and policies of these other websites. Company does not control these third parties' use of cookies, collection of information, or how they manage such information.

Comments, Notices, and User Content

Any materials or comments posted to any of our webpages, if allowed on our site, are public. As such, Company assumes no liability for the accuracy of such information, no duty to update or correct such information, and no liability for such communications arising under the laws of copyright, libel, privacy, obscenity, or otherwise.

Cookies and Similar Technologies

We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our Site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business. When a visitor performs a search within the Site, Company may record information identifying the visitor or linking the visitor to the search performed and recording information related to the search request. Company may place Internet "cookies" on your hard drive. Internet cookies are small amounts of data that contain a unique identifier that many websites frequently send to your web browser to be stored on your computer's hard drive in order to save data about you, such as your name, password, username, screen preferences, and the pages of a website you have viewed. When you revisit the Site, Company may recognize you by your Internet cookies and customize your experience accordingly. Company may use Google Analytics or a similar service to gather, store, and track certain information related to your visit to and activity on the Site.

Marketing and Advertising

The Company may contact you with information applicable to our services and products. We may use Personal Information that we have collected from you in order to send you the most relevant information.


The Company may use Processors who process Personal Information. The Company will use its best efforts to ensure that any Processor engaged by the Company complies with applicable laws.

Privacy of Children

The Site is not intended for children under the age of 16. The Site does not knowingly collect Personal Information online from visitors in this age group. All users must be at least 16 years of age in order to use the Site.

Security Measures

Company has implemented physical, electronic and procedural security features that are designed to prevent the unauthorized release of or access to Personal Information. Despite Company's efforts to protect your Personal Information, there is always a risk that an unauthorized third party may circumvent such procedures or that transmissions of your information over the Internet may be intercepted. The confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to or from Company via this Site or via email cannot be and is not guaranteed. Accordingly, Company is not responsible for the security of information transmitted via the Internet.

The Company has implemented policies in case a breach does occur. Users and Members will be notified, as well as the appropriate local authorities if a breach is ever discovered.

Instead of communicating with Company via email or the Internet, visitors can contact Company by telephone at 571-446-3947 or by U.S. mail at International Society of Beverage Technologists, 12930 Worldgate Dr., Suite 200, Herndon, VA 20170.

Your California Privacy Rights

If you are a California resident, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 provides you with the right to request certain information regarding disclosure of your Personal Information to third parties for direct marketing purposes, including a description of the categories of Personal Information disclosed. In order to obtain such information, please email your request to [email protected] or write us at the following address: International Society of Beverage Technologists, 12930 Worldgate Dr., Suite 200, Herndon, VA 20170.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

As stated in our Terms of Use, available on our Site, our Privacy Policy is governed by the law of the state of Virginia, with exclusive jurisdiction and venue in the state and federal courts located in and near Herndon, Virginia. Nothing in our Privacy Policy, including any references to the laws of the European Union and the European Commission's GDPR, shall constitute any waiver of governing law or jurisdiction or agreement to be bound by laws other than those governing in the United States.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

Company may change this Privacy Policy at any time. It is the obligation of users returning to the Site to learn of changes to the Privacy Policy since their last visit. Any change to this Privacy Policy shall be effective as to any visitor who has visited the Site before the change was made.

Our Current Privacy Policy

Types of Personal Information that Company Collects from Site Users and Members

  • Who is collecting and receiving your Personal Information and how it is collected: International Society of Beverage Technologists ("ISBT") collects and receives your Personal Information. ISBT only requests user Personal Information in order to provide the information and services requested by the user, with the user's consent. Those services requested by users and provided by ISBT may include information and news on ISBT related matters, event registration, etc. In addition, ISBT may provide a list of members to third parties for general member services in furtherance of ISBT's nonprofit educational mission, including - by way of example and not limited to - the ISBT Industry Resource Guide, published by a third party vendor. ISBT does not sell, market, or provide any user data to third parties for any other purposes than those described here.
  • Why we collect Personal Information: ISBT is a professional educational society and open to members who are either suppliers to the beverage industry or work as a producer of beverages. Therefore, ISBT collects Personal Information to ascertain whether applicants meet the requirements to become a member of ISBT. In addition, ISBT collects Personal Information to properly direct its qualified members to the appropriate technical committees and volunteer opportunities that Members might be interested in.
  • Categories of Personal Information collected: The categories of Personal Information collected for the above purposes, with the consent of website users include:
  • ~Prefix
  • ~First / Middle / Last / Informal Name
  • ~Mailing Address
  • ~Email Address
  • ~Work Phone / Home Phone / Mobile Phone
  • ~Gender
  • ~Professional Information, such as but not limited to: In Industry Since; Job Function; Job Focus; Producer/Supplier; and, BevTech Attendance (U.S. and Regional)
  • ~Cookies: including, but not limited to, Google Analytics, tracking a logged in Member so that they can make use of Member benefits (access Member Guidelines, Best Practices, and White Papers, view the Member Directory, etc.), register for events as Members, more quickly fill out forms (pre-population of their Member information from the database), renew membership, etc.

How We Collect and Retain Your Personal Information:

  • How we collect your Personal Information: ISBT collects information from you when you apply to become a Member of ISBT, or register for BevTech, regional events, the Beverage Institute by ISBT®, or other events through our Site.
  • Retention of your Personal Information: ISBT retains Personal Information for the purposes of providing promised Member benefits and information about the Society and its activities and events. Therefore, in some cases, ISBT may retain Personal Information indefinitely, or if the Company finds that Personal Information collected is no longer necessary for its purposes, it will delete the Personal Information.

Your Consent: Controls and Choices

Our current controls and choices on our Site are as follows. Please visit the link here to manage these controls and choices.

  • Account Management
  • Marketing, Subscriptions, Alerts, and Newsletters
  • Cookies

Contact Us

Data Protection Officer:

Paige Jarvi
International Society of Beverage Technologists
12930 Worldgate Dr.
Suite 200
Herndon, VA 20170
[email protected]