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 provide your express 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 allow 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, pre-employment questions or CV as submitted by you to the Career Site and which may include, for instance, your name, address, email address, education, right to work information 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 and submit personal detail about your right to work, 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 expressly 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, for example in relation to the right to work you may reveal your ethnic origin, 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 alas 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 e.g. immigration services in relation to the right to work or visa applications 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, re-organisation 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 which may involve the need to transfer data to a government immigration agency, our legal or professional advisors.

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.

6.7 Immigration Permission - We may use your personal information in order to ensure our compliance with the Right to Work in certain countries where you are applying to work. That personal information may also be collected in relation to the particular obligation the Company may have to act as a sponsor, if so required. Processing of personal data for these purposes will include your nationality and identity, that you have relevant immigration permission and/or professional accreditations to work for the Company for the period of time as defined by your contract of employment.

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, immigration 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 security 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 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. Use of cookies on our websites

In common with many websites, we use "cookies" to help us gather and store information about visitors to our websites, including the Career Site. A cookie is a small data file that our server sends to your browser when you visit the site. The use of cookies helps us to assist your use of certain aspects of the site. You can delete cookies at any time or you can set your browser to reject or disable cookies. You can obtain information about how to manage cookies at

We may use information from cookies for the following purposes:

10.1 Traffic monitoring – for example:

  • the IP address from which you access the site.
  • the type of browser and operating system used to access the site.
  • the date and time of your access to the site.
  • the pages you visit.
  • the internet address of the website from which you accessed the site.

10.2 To recognise repeat visitors for statistical /analytical purposes.

10.3 We may connect the information that we collect through cookies with other personally identifiable information that you provide to us. Such purposes are:

10.4 To customise or personalise your experience of the site; for example, so that we can greet you on the site by name.

10.5 To monitor your use of our website(s) in order to make our communications to you as relevant as possible; for example, by sending you email communications relevant to the parts of the site that you visit most often or by letting you know about features of the site that you have not accessed previously.

10.6 We may compile and report to third parties aggregate statistics about our users in terms of numbers, traffic patterns and related site information.

11. General

As required, this Privacy Statement will be supplemented by additional legal requirements in jurisdictions where we conduct business and for reference you can request a copy of the Country Data Protection policy. 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.