Privacy Policy

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We at Diageo take your privacy as a user of our Career Site very seriously. Any information you give us on this part of our website will be used by us in accordance with the Privacy Statement below.

Should you have any questions about this Privacy Statement and the use of your information, please see section 9 – Information on retention, unsubscribing, access, and any further questions.

Please note that this Privacy Statement only applies to information we collect via the Career Site. We also collect information elsewhere on our website and you should refer to our Terms and Conditions in relation to the handling of such information.

1. Introduction and changes to this Privacy Statement

All references to 'our', 'us', 'we' or 'company' within this policy (the "Privacy Statement") and within any consent notice are deemed to refer to Diageo plc, its subsidiaries, affiliates and associates located both inside and outside (i) UK and (ii) the European Economic Area.

We endeavour to protect your personal privacy. We provide this Privacy Statement to explain what we may do with any personal information that we collect from you or that you provide us.

We may need to update this Privacy Statement from time to time. We therefore recommend that you check regularly the Career Site to ensure that you have read the most recent version of this Privacy Statement.

2. Your consent to this Privacy Statement

By providing your personal information to us, you signify your acceptance of our Privacy Statement and consent to the collection, use and disclosure by us of your personal information as described in this Privacy Statement.

If you do not agree to any part of this Privacy Statement, please do not provide us with your personal information.

If, once you have provided such information, you wish it to be amended or removed altogether from our systems, please let us know and we will endeavour to comply with your request (see section 9 – Information on retention, unsubscribing, access, and any further questions)

3. What do we mean by personal information?

Personal information (or data) is information about an identifiable individual, as defined by applicable law. In the context of the Career Site, such information may include your name, address, e-mail address, and education and employment history.

Personal information for these purposes does not include aggregated information or a business's name, address and phone number that does not relate to an identifiable individual. It therefore does not include aggregate data which we may collect to understand the users of the Career Site as a whole and to allows us to improve the site.

4. Your consent to us collecting and processing your personal information

You can decide what personal information you provide to us. To help in the recruitment process Diageo collects personal information about you from your profile or CV as submitted by you to the Career Site and which may include, for instance, your name, address, email address, education and employment history, all information that is typically included in a job application.

You may choose to provide us with personal information if, for example, you: contact us with an enquiry; register on the site, submit your CV or resumé, survey or other form with your personal information. You may also submit personal information by making requests for us to provide you with information.

By providing any personal information to us, you are confirming you understand fully and clearly consent to the collection and processing of such information, including, as necessary, the transfer of such personal information to other countries or territories around the world in which we operate. Your consent therefore includes consent to us processing your personal information by transferring it to, and storing it at, a destination outside the European Economic Area. [We confirm we will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your personal information is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Statement.]

5. Sensitive personal information

Sensitive personal information (or data) is information as to an identifiable individual's:

(a) racial or ethnic origin;
(b) political opinions;
(c) religious beliefs or other beliefs of a similar nature,
(d) membership of a trade union,
(e) physical or mental health or condition;
(f) sexual life,
(g) commission or alleged commission of any offence, or
(h) any proceedings for any offence committed or alleged to have been committed by them or the disposal or sentence in such proceedings.

For the most part, we do NOT require as part of your application to the Career Site that you provide us with any sensitive personal information. If we do require such information for a particular role, this will be made clear as part of that specific application process.

Should you provide to us sensitive personal information – for example, should you advise us of your membership of a particular political party – you explicitly consent to us collecting, using and processing that information in accordance with this Privacy Statement.

6. How we may use your personal information

Once we have collected your personal information through the Career Site, we may use and/or disclose it in one or more of the following ways:

6.1 Recruitment Opportunities - We may use your personal information in order to consider you for recruitment opportunities within Diageo. This includes positions for which you have specifically applied for and, if you set up our "Job Search Agent" or otherwise asked us to do so, we may alos consider you for positions which we feel, from your application, you may be suitable for and which may interest you. We may then use your personal information to communicate with you about these opportunities.

6.2 Informative Communications - We may use your personal information in order to communicate with you about news, information and opportunities at Diageo, including about our business, functions, roles, brands and our people. . However, you will be able to choose whether or not to receive such communications when you first apply to the Career Site and whenever we communicate with you. You may also unsubscribe from any such communications at any time (see section 9 – Information on retention, unsubscribing, access, and any further questions).

6.3 Analysis - We may use information for internal recruitment and marketing analysis, for example, to assess trends amongst our potential staff and consumers or to measure the amount of traffic to our websites. We may also provide this information to certain third party agencies acting on our behalf, for example those who assist us with recruitment or evaluate the effectiveness of our service. We may also share non-personal information with others, such as our service providers and advertisers, in aggregate anonymous form, which means that the information will not contain any personally identifiable information about you.

6.4 Sale or Transfer - In the event of a sale, merger, consolidation, change in control, transfer of substantial assets, financing, reorganisation or liquidation [of Diageo or a related entity], we may transfer or assign to third parties information concerning your relationship with us, including personally identifiable information that you have provided to us.

6.5 Legal purposes - We may collect, use and/or disclose your personal information if permitted by law or required to do so by law or where we believe such action is necessary in order to detect, protect or defend us and/or other third parties against error negligence, breach of contract, theft, fraud and other illegal or harmful activity, to comply with our audit and security requirements, and to audit compliance with or corporate policies, procedures, legal and contractual obligations.

6.6 Outside of the European Economic Area –

We may transfer your personal information to entities anywhere in the world as required for the uses identified in this Statement. For example, if you have applied in the UK for a job in South Africa we will need to transfer the information to our local HR team in South Africa. The countries to which we transfer data may not operate an equivalent level of data protection standards although we confirm we will take reasonable steps to try to ensure that your personal information is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Statement. By confirming your consent to the use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Statement, you also consent to such transfers.

7. Disclosure of personal information

In addition to disclosures required for the uses identified above, from time to time we may disclose personal information to the extent necessary to:

7.1 our service providers and subcontractors, including our affiliates, retained to perform functions on our behalf or to provide services to us in relation to the recruitment process and management of the Career Site. These may include data processing; software development; website hosting and management; information technology and office services; legal, accounting, audit and other professional service providers; and/or

7.2 any other third party with your consent or where disclosure is required or permitted by law.

8. Security

We take the security of your personal information seriously and have put in place appropriate technical and organisational measures designed to safeguard the information we collect and use.

However, the transmission of information via the internet and e-mail is not completely secure and we cannot guarantee the secuity of your information transmitted to our site. We therefore recommend that you do not include confidential, proprietary or sensitive information in your application or subsequent e-mails.

9. Information on retention, unsubscribing, access, and any further questions

As part of our commitment to your privacy, we do not seek to hold your personal information for any longer than necessary. Your data will be retained in accordance with Diageo's records retention policy, based on relevant legal and business requirements. If however you have asked us to keep you informed of new positions within Diageo on an ongoing basis, we will continue to retain your personal information [in an effort][which we may use] to keep you updated on such opportunities.

At your request, and in accordance with the law (including where we so require the payment by you of the statutory prescribed fee]), we will confirm what personal information we hold about you, update your information, remove your information and/or correct any inaccuracies in such personal information.

To notify us of any such requests please , contact and mark your email in the subject heading "Career Site – privacy question".

10. Cookies

Like many other websites, we use "cookies" to help us gather and store information about visitors to our websites.

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.

You can find more information about cookies at: Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve your experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

What types of cookies are used on this site?

The cookies which may be used on this site have been categorised based on the categories set out in the International Chamber of Commerce UK Cookie guide as follows:

Category 1: Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.

What type of Strictly Necessary Cookies do we use on our website?

Examples of Strictly Necessary Cookies we may use on this website include Content Management Cookies which are required by the site for the content management system to work and Template Preference Cookies which are necessary for mobile sites and enable the site to look and feel the way it is intended to.

We may also use a Social Sharing Cookie. This is a cookie that identifies you with social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter and allows interaction between your activity on social networking sites and on our website through your direction, and makes your transition between the sites more seamless.

Category 2: Performance Cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

What type of Performance Cookies do we use on on our website?

We use Google Analytics to help analyse use of our website. This analytical tool uses 'cookies', which are text files placed on your computer, to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitors’ use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit

Category 3: Functionality Cookies

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

What type of Functionality Cookies do we use on our website?

With your consent we may place a cookie to remember your preferences (Preference Cookie) so that you do not need to re-enter your details (country/age and language preferences) on our gateway page. This is not suitable if you share your computer with someone else. We may also use Session Cookies, which are temporary cookies that aid the user journey around the site, and will remember preferences you have selected during the session. These cookies are deleted as soon as you leave the site.

Category 4: Targeting Cookies or Advertising Cookies

These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.

What type of Targeting Cookies or Advertising Cookies do we use onour website?

We do not currently use these types of cookies but may do so in the future. In the event that we do start to use these types of cookies we will revise this Privacy and Cookies notice accordingly to let you know what type of Targeting or Advertising Cookies we are using.

How do I disable/enable cookies?

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. However, you may not be able to use all the interactive features of our site if cookies are disabled.

There are a number of ways to manage cookies. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about these functions. For example, in Internet Explorer, you can go to the Tools/Internet options/Security and Privacy Tabs to adapt the browser to your expectations. If you use different computers in different locations you will need to ensure that each browser is adjusted to suit your cookie preferences.

Some modern browsers have a feature that will analyse website privacy policies and allow a user to control their privacy needs. These are known as 'P3P' features (Privacy Preferences Platform).

You can easily delete any cookies that have been installed in the cookie folder of your browser. For example, if you are using Microsoft Windows Explorer:

  • open 'Windows Explorer'
  • click on the 'Search' button on the tool bar
  • type "cookie" into the search box for 'Folders and Files'
  • select 'My Computer' in the 'Look In' box
  • click 'Search Now' Double click on the folders that are found
  • 'Select' any cookie file
  • hit the 'Delete' button on your keyboard

If you are not using Microsoft Windows Explorer, then you should select 'cookies' in the 'Help' function for information on where to find your cookie folder.

11. General

As required, this Privacy Statement will be supplemented by additional legal requirements in jurisdictions where we conduct business. Nothing in this Privacy Statement or otherwise will create, or add to, any right or claim (whether legal, equitable or otherwise) that any individual or person may have at law or otherwise against the company or any third party or any of their respective directors, officers, employees, agents or representatives (collectively the “Diageo Group”); nor will the existence of this Privacy Statement or its application impose or add to any obligations or liability upon the Diageo Group that the Diageo Group does not already otherwise have under law.

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