Refund Policy

Ticket refunds will only be given if the CUWS committee is informed 48 hours or more prior to the event and we are able to reallocate your ticket to another person. If you find that you are unable to attend after this time, it is your responsibility to re-sell your ticket.

No refunds will be given for membership purchases except at the discretion of the CUWS executive committee in exceptional circumstances.

How we use your personal information – Cambridge University Wine Society

This statement explains how the Cambridge University Wine Society (“we”, “us” and “our”) handles and uses the personal information we collect about our members and other people for processes relating to our operations and activities.

When changes are made to this statement, we will publish the updated version on our website.

The controller for your personal information is the Cambridge University Wine Society. The person responsible for data protection within our society is the President who can be contacted at cuws-president@srcf.net

How we use your personal information

We collect and process your personal information for a number of purposes, including:

  • Maintaining your personal details (e.g. your name and preferred contact details), including ensuring effective communications with you
  • Keeping financial records (e.g. payment of your membership fees)
  • Maintaining a formal record of your activities with us

Our normal legal basis for processing your personal information is that we believe it is in our legitimate interests to do so, in order for the Society to run effectively and efficiently, and as we only collect and use minimal information for the limited purposes listed here we do not consider that your own interests override ours. If we use your personal information outside of the purposes listed here, we will seek your consent to do so in advance.

We keep your personal information for as long as we need it, and usually for 1 year after your membership ceases.

How we share your personal information
  • Personal information is not normally shared outside of the Society and its members. We share some of your personal information with the University, only where there is a specific need to, including for dietary requirements for dinners
  • We use University IT facilities to store electronic copies of personal information

We may also be subject to a legal requirement (with or without your consent) to share your personal information with the University or a government agency (such as the police or security services or other statutory authorities with investigatory powers) under special circumstances (e.g. relating to tax, crime or health and safety). Where feasible and appropriate, we will notify you of our intention to share such information in advance.

Your rights

You have the right to access the personal information that we hold about you. You also have the right to ask us to correct any inaccurate personal information we hold about you, to delete personal information, or otherwise restrict our processing, or to object to processing or communications, or to receive an electronic copy of the personal information you provided to us. Please note that all of these rights are qualified in various ways.

If you have questions or concerns about how your personal information is used, please contact us using the above details.

If you remain unhappy with the way your information is being handled, or with the response received from us, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF (https://ico.org.uk/).

Event photography notice

Please be aware that a photographer and/or videographer commissioned by the Cambridge University Wine Society will be taking photographs and/or filming at society events.

By taking part in these events, you grant the event organisers full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for fundraising, publicity, or other purposes. This might include (but is not limited to), the right to use them in their printed and online publicity, social media, press releases, and funding applications.

If you do not wish to be photographed please inform an event organiser.

Last updated: 23 May 2018