Privacy and Cookie Policy for GLOBAL SMART DRINKING GOALS Data Library

[version 1 updated on 10/20/2020]

This GLOBAL SMART DRINKING GOALS DATA LIBRARY (collectively referred to herein as “GSDG Data Library” ,  “Data Library”), which is owned and operated by AB InBev Foundation (referred to herein as ABIF), a nonprofit  incorporated as a private foundation in the state of Delaware, United States, having its registered office at 251 Little Falls Drive, Wilmington, New Castle, 19808, registered with the Secretary of State of Delaware under company file number  6168321.  

To ensure that you feel safe and happy visiting and using our Data Library, the following information gives you a comprehensive guide as to what we do with your personal data and more specifically how we collect, use and pass on your personal data when you use this Data Library.

This Privacy and Cookie Policy also describes our use of cookies, how your personal data are secured and how you can contact us about our privacy practices, including:

  1. Data collection: What information do we collect?
  2. For which purposes do we use your information and on which legal bases?
  3. How do we share your information?
  4. What are your rights?
  5. Who can you contact in case you have questions or requests? The data protection contact point
  6. Links to Third-Party Sites
  7. Do-Not-Track Signals and Similar Mechanisms.
  8. Cookies and similar technologies
    1. What are cookies and similar tracking technologies?
    2. For what purposes do we use cookies?
    3. What types of cookies do we use?
    4. How can you control, delete or withdraw your consent to the use of cookies?
  9. Targeting technologies
  10. International Transfers
  11. Security
  12. Children’s Privacy
  13. Changes to this Privacy and Cookie Policy

Please read this Privacy and Cookie Policy before using or submitting any personal data on this Data Library.

By accessing and using this Data Library, you confirm that you have read and that you understand the way we collect, process, use and disclose your personal data as described herein.

Please note that before using or submitting personal data on this Data Library, you may be asked to confirm electronically your understanding and acceptance of this Privacy and Cookie Policy by ticking the specific boxes. Your affirmative action in ticking the specific boxes and your use of this Data Library signify that you understand and agree to the collection, processing, use and transfer of your personal data as described in this Privacy and Cookie Policy.

Our records of your acceptance of this Privacy and Cookie Policy, the date thereof, and of all future amendments to this Policy, shall be regarded as conclusive and written evidence of your consent.


Depending on the purpose of the processing, we need to process the following categories of personal data about you:

Remember that, when we ask you to fill in your personal data to give you access to any Service of the Data Library, we will mark certain fields as compulsory, since this information is necessary to be able to give you access to the Services in question. Please take into account that, if you decide not to make such data available to us, you may be unable to complete your user registration or may not be able to enjoy those Services.


The Data Library’s main purpose is to store data gathered and used by ABIF and its global programs and make it publicly available to help advance knowledge, science, and public health research (referred to as “the Services”).

Depending on the Services that you wish to use on the Data Library, we will process your personal data for the following purposes, as justified on the following legal basis:

To manage your registration on the Data Library and grant you access to the Services available to registered users.Your personal data will be processed because the processing is necessary for the entering, or taking steps to enter into a contract with you at your request.
To protect the rights of the services and others. We may use your information as necessary in connection with corporate transactions or to protect, enforce, or defend the legal rights, privacy, safety, or property of the Services, our employees or agents, or other users and to comply with applicable law.Your personal data will be processed because the processing is necessary: to comply with a legal obligation to which we are subject (for example, to guarantee the security of the personal data we process); or for the purposes of our legitimate interests consisting in safeguarding our rights and our property and those of our employees, agents or users or in performing corporate transactions.

We will only process your personal data for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and we will not process your personal data further in a way that is incompatible with those purposes. Where required under applicable law, we will also collect your express consent to any of the above-mentioned activities. You have the right to withdraw any given consent at any time.   


For the purposes for which we collect your personal data and subject to the appropriate legal basis described under Section 2 above, we may disclose your personal data to the following categories of recipients:

  1. Authorized staff members of ABIF who access your personal data on a need-to-know basis;
  2. Service providers: companies that provide Services on behalf of ABIF and under our instructions, that provide services to us, for the purposes of providing the Data Library or our Services.   

Other parties when required by law: ABIF may share your personal data with other third parties:

Please be aware that service providers who may offer products and/or services to you through their services or via their own channels may separately collect personal data from you. In such case, ABIF is not responsible for the collection of this data. These third parties are solely responsible for the control of such personal data and the processing of your data will be subject to their Privacy Policy.

The above recipients of your personal data may be located within or outside the EEA, including in countries not recognized by the European Commission as offering an adequate level of protection of personal data. Please refer to Section 10 below for information regarding such transfers and the appropriate safeguards implemented by ABIF.


Under the conditions set forth under applicable data protection laws, you may have the right to access and rectify your personal data, and, in certain cases, to object to the processing based on grounds relating to your particular situation. In addition, you may have the right to request the restriction of the processing and the erasure of your personal data (right to be forgotten) as well as the right to data portability. When the processing of personal data is based on you consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.

You can exercise these rights by sending a written request to our data protection contact (see Section 5 “WHO CAN YOU CONTACT IN CASE YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR REQUESTS?”).

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with your competent supervisory authority.

If you require further information in relation to your privacy rights or would like to exercise any of these rights, please also contact our data protection officer (see Section 5 “WHO CAN YOU CONTACT IN CASE YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR REQUESTS?”).


ABIF has in place a data protection contact point available for you to submit your questions or requests relating to the processing of your personal data. You can access this data protection contact point in our global “inquiry portal” website

When you exercise these rights, ABIF may collect your name, e-mail address and your request details. Please be aware that ABIF only requires your e-mail address and request in order to process your request. Other details are optional for you to share with us. Your personal details will be saved only so that we can respond to your request, and will subsequently be deleted, unless there are legal requirements stipulating the retention of these data.

Please contact our data protection contact point as indicated above if you wish to exercise your rights as data subject in the terms described in Section 4.


We are not responsible for the security or privacy of any information collected by other websites, applications, or other services or by your mobile operating system operator, wireless carrier, or other similar providers. You should exercise caution and review the privacy statements applicable to the third-party websites, applications and services you use.


Some web browsers may transmit “do-not-track” signals to websites with which the user communicates. Because of differences in how web browsers incorporate and activate this feature, it is not always clear whether users intend for these signals to be transmitted, or whether they even are aware of them. Because there currently is no industry standard concerning what, if anything, websites should do when they receive such signals, the Data Library and Services currently do not take action in response to these signals. If and when a final standard is established and accepted, we will reassess how to respond to these signals.


8.1. What are cookies and similar tracking technologies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your device by websites that you visit.

They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of websites or applications. Cookies and other tracking technologies can be used to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on the Data Library and identify users returning the Data Library.

8.2. For what purposes do we use cookies?

Two types of cookies may be used, “session cookies” (automatically deleted at the end of your browning session) and “persistent cookies” (will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date).

This Data Library uses cookies for the following purposes:

By clicking the [“I Accept” button] and/or selecting your cookie preferences on the ABIF Cookie Consent and Management Banner, you are agreeing to our use of cookies and similar technologies in line with your current cookie setting/preferences and in accordance with this Privacy and Cookie Policy. You will always be able to withdraw your consent and change your choice/preferences by amending your settings/updating your preferences in our ABIF Cookie Consent and Management Banner in the future. If you disable cookies that we use, this may impact your user experience while on this Data Library.

8.3. What types of cookies do we use?

This Data Library uses the following cookies:

Type of CookieNamePurposeMore information
Temporarybud_authAuthentication of the user – without this cookie the user would not be able to loginExpires at the end of the session
Temporarybud_sessionSession state of the logged in user – without this cookie the user would have to login to view each page.Expires at the end of the session
Temporary & Permanent__utma __utmb __utmc __utmzGoogle Analytics uses cookies to help us analyse how you use this [App/Website]. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the [App/Website]. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the [App/Website], where visitors have come to the [App/Website] from and the pages they visited. For an overview of privacy at Google, please click here._utma expires 2 years after creation __utmb expires 30 minutes after last access to the website _utmc expires 30 minutes after last access to the [App/Website] _utmz expires 6 months after last access to the [App/Website]

8.2. How can you control, delete or withdraw your consent to the use of cookies?

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit  

If you wish to withdraw your consent to our use of cookies on this Data Library, or if you wish to delete or control the placing of cookies on your device, you can change your browser settings to block cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent to your device. There are a number of ways to manage cookies. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about how to adjust or modify your browser settings at:

Please note: if you choose to fully disable the use of cookies on your browser, this Data Library might not display or function as designed on your device. You can also always decide to change your cookie preferences on our ABIF Cookie Consent and Management Banner.

For any further information regarding your rights, please refer to Section 4 “WHAT ARE YOUR RIGHTS?” and 5 “WHO CAN YOU CONTACT IN CASE YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR REQUESTS?” above.


No targeted advertising tools will be used in the context of the Data Library.


The Website is hosted in the United States.  If you are attempting to access the Website from a physical location within the European Union, Asia, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure that differ from United States laws, please be advised that your use of the Website is governed by U.S. law, this Privacy Policy, and the Terms of Use.  To the extent you provide Personal Information through the Website, you are transferring your Personal Information to the United States and you consent to:

Any claim or dispute between you and us that arises from your use of the Website or in connection with the Privacy Policy shall be decided exclusively by a court of competent jurisdiction located in New York, United States.


We ensure that appropriate technical and organizational security measures are taken against unlawful or unauthorized access or use of your personal data, as well as against accidental loss or damage to the integrity of your personal data.

We update and test our security technology on an ongoing basis. We restrict access to your personal data to those employees who need to know that information to provide benefits or Services to you. In addition, we train our employees about the importance of confidentiality and maintaining the privacy and security of your information. We commit to taking appropriate disciplinary measures to enforce our employees’ privacy responsibilities. 

Your personal data will only be processed by a third party data processor if that data processor agrees to comply with those technical and organisational data security measures.

Maintaining data security means guaranteeing the confidentiality, integrity and availability of your personal data:

(a) Confidentiality: we will protect your personal data from disclosure to third parties.

(b)  Integrity: we will protect your personal data from being modified by unauthorized third parties.

(c) Availability: we will ensure that authorized parties are able to access your personal data when needed.


Please note that our Data Library is not intended for minors. If we learn that a minor has provided us with personal information, we will delete it.


Except to the extent limited by applicable law, ABIF may decide at any time − at its discretion − to change, modify, and/or add all or parts of this Privacy and Cookie Policy in the future. Any change to this Privacy and Cookie Policy will be posted on this page and, notified to you by e-mail (where appropriate or required by law and to the extent that we have your e-mail address). We will indicate at the top of this Privacy and Cookie Policy the date on which the Policy was last modified.

Where required by law, we may also ask you to expressly confirm your consent to the modified Privacy and Cookie Policy.