Anyone who accesses or uses any part of the Platform is an “End User.” The Agreement sets forth your rights and obligations as an End User with respect to your access to and use of the Platform and use of any and all information or data of any kind arising from access to or use of the Platform, including, without limitation, any text, graphics, images, art work, sound recordings, audio, video, and software.
If you are accessing or using any part of the Platform on behalf of any business, organization, or other entity of any kind, you represent and warrant that you are authorized (a) to accept these terms on its behalf and (b) to bind such business, organization, or entity to the Agreement.
The WineAccess Platform provides detailed information about thousands of wines. The Platform permits End Users to search for wines by different criteria, e.g., grape type, region, winery, price range, expert score, and reviewers. Entries for wines include descriptions, photos, expert tasting notes, and expert and user ratings. The Platform provides links to purchase wines from WineAccess or third-party merchants.
To access many of the features of the Platform, you must create a WineAccess account. You may not transfer your account to another person, share it with anyone, or use it to impersonate anyone. By joining, you represent and warrant that you will provide us with accurate account information (such as your real name and a valid e-mail address) and that you will update your account information if it becomes outdated. As a registered End User, you may change your member ID (your e-mail address) or password at any time. We may terminate your account if we are unable to verify or authenticate the information you provide to us. You may administer your account by clicking on Account Settings.
Seller on the Platform uses its winery permit and direct to consumer shipping permits where applicable for shipments to the following states: AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, KS, LA, MA, ME, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, OH, OR, SC, TN, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY. Each featured winery uses its direct to consumer shipping permits for shipments to the following states: MD, MI, NJ, NY, TX, SD. For all other states, title to, and ownership of, all wine passes from seller to buyer in the State of California, and buyer takes all responsibility for shipping the wine from California to his or her home state. By placing an order, buyer authorizes seller to act on buyer’s behalf in arranging for transportation of the wine at buyer’s direction. Alternatively, buyer may choose to make independent shipping arrangements. Except for wine sold and shipped using seller’s direct shipping permits, sales tax will be applied based on seller’s location. Seller makes no representation as to the legal rights of anyone to ship or import any wines, alcoholic beverages or other goods into any state. The buyer is solely responsible for the shipment of wine and other goods purchased and for determining the legality and the tax/duty consequences of having the wine and other goods shipped to the applicable destination.
Prices of our wines do not include shipping/handling charges, the cost of which varies depending on destination, number of bottles ordered and choice of delivery options, unless otherwise explicitly stated.
The specific features and functionality of the Platform are dynamic and may change from time to time. We reserve complete discretion with respect to the operation of the Platform, and the right to change terms without notice. We also reserve the right to withdraw, suspend, or discontinue any functionality or feature of the Platform at any time.
We will make commercially reasonable efforts to prominently display and explain all applicable fees and payments. We may contract with one or more third parties to facilitate the processing of fees and payments. You agree that WineAccess may review and modify the fees charged and payments made in any transaction, in its sole discretion, based on any complaint or report of special circumstances concerning a transaction.
WineAccess may make promotional offers with different features and different rates for products and services offered through the Platform. These promotional offers, unless made to you, shall have no bearing whatsoever on your access to and use of the Platform.
We disclaim - and you release us from any liability regarding - errors, inaccuracies, and omissions of the Platform, specifically regarding (though not in any way limited to) information provided to us by End Users. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies, or omissions and to change or update information at any time without prior notice. You acknowledge and agree that the Platform may include narratives or stories regarding wines that incorporate hyperbole or fiction and that such narratives or stories are not intended to mislead or deceive, but rather to entertain and enhance the experience of using the Platform. WineAccess makes no guarantees whatsoever as to the completeness, timeliness, correctness, or accuracy of the materials or data available through the Platform. If you believe any portion of the Platform includes an error or inaccuracy, please notify us.
Certain WineAccess content provided through the Platform is protected by intellectual property laws, including but not limited to copyright, trademark, and trade dress laws. For example, the content on the Website is protected by copyright as a collective work or compilation (meaning the collection, arrangement and assembly) under U.S. and international copyright and other laws and is the property of WineAccess, its licensors, or the party credited as the provider of the content. All WineAccess graphics, logos and service names are trademarks of WineAccess, and may not be used in connection with any product or service except with the written permission of WineAccess, and may not be used in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among the public, or in any manner that disparages or discredits WineAccess, or its products or services. You acknowledge and agree that the content accessible through the Platform that is not expressly designated as being provided by a third party is the property of WineAccess and its content providers, and WineAccess and its content providers retain all right, title, and interest in the content.
Subject to the terms of this Agreement, you are granted a limited, personal, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, non-assignable, non-transferable, and revocable license to access and use the Platform and related materials solely for your own use. Except as expressly provided in the Agreement, all rights are reserved.
In connection with your use of the Platform, you may not:
WineAccess may suspend or terminate your account and your access to and use of the Platform at any time in its sole discretion and for any reason, including any breach of the Agreement.
All requests for republication of Platform content should be directed to email@example.com.
The Platform may refer you to physical venues, geographical sites, websites on the Internet, and/or products or services that are owned, under the control of, or maintained by a third party (including, for example, another End User) (“Third Party Properties”). Unless expressly stated to the contrary, such references do not constitute an affiliation with or endorsement by WineAccess of any such Third Party Properties. You acknowledge that WineAccess is providing any references to such Third Party Properties to you solely as a convenience to you, and you agree that WineAccess is not responsible for any injury, harm, damages, or negative experience you may encounter by accessing, visiting, or using such Third Party Properties. WineAccess does not endorse or make any representations about any Third Party Properties. If you access, visit, or use any Third Party Properties referred to through the Platform, you do so at your own risk.
It is not possible to operate the Platform with 100% guaranteed uptime. WineAccess will make reasonable efforts to keep the Platform operational. However, certain technical difficulties, routine site and software maintenance and upgrades, and other events may, from time to time, result in interruptions to or outages of the Platform. In addition, WineAccess reserves the right at any time, and from time to time, to modify or discontinue (on a temporary or permanent basis) certain functions of the Platform, with or without notice.
You agree that WineAccess shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any direct or indirect consequence of any modification, suspension, discontinuance of, or interruption to the Platform.
YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE PLATFORM ARE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE PLATFORM IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND AN “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. EXCEPT FOR THOSE WARRANTIES MADE AND EXPRESSLY IDENTIFIED AS WARRANTIES BY WINEACCESS, WINEACCESS DOES NOT MAKE, AND HEREBY DISCLAIMS, ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, REGARDING (A) THE PLATFORM; (B) ANY PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OFFERED THROUGH THE PLATFORM, OR ANY PORTION THEREOF; AND (C) THE ACTS OR OMISSIONS OF END USERS OF THE PLATFORM, INCLUDING (WITHOUT LIMITATION) IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS, AND ANY WARRANTIES ARISING BY COURSE OF DEALING OR CUSTOM OF TRADE. WINEACCESS MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY THAT ANY MATERIAL, CONTENT, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES DISPLAYED ON OR OFFERED THROUGH THE PLATFORM ARE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, APPROPRIATE, RELIABLE, OR TIMELY. WINEACCESS ALSO MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT THE PLATFORM WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, OR THAT YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE PLATFORM WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, FREE OF VIRUSES, MALICIOUS CODE, OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, OR OTHERWISE WILL BE SECURE. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
IN THE EVENT THAT YOU HAVE A DISPUTE WITH ONE OR MORE END USERS, YOU RELEASE WINEACCESS (AND OUR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, INVESTORS, SUBSIDIARIES, AND EMPLOYEES) FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS, OR DAMAGES (ACTUAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL) OF EVERY KIND AND NATURE, KNOWN AND UNKNOWN, SUSPECTED AND UNSUSPECTED, DISCLOSED AND UNDISCLOSED, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH SUCH DISPUTE.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW AND NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF THIS AGREEMENT, IN NO EVENT SHALL WINEACCESS OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES OR SUPPLIERS (INCLUDING ANY OF ITS OR THEIR PARTNERS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, CONTRACTORS, SUCCESSORS, OR ASSIGNEES) BE LIABLE TO YOU (INCLUDING ANY OF YOUR PARTNERS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, CONTRACTORS, SUCCESSORS, OR ASSIGNEES) FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, WHETHER ARISING IN CONTRACT, EQUITY, TORT, OR OTHERWISE (INCLUDING BREACH OF WARRANTY, NEGLIGENCE, AND STRICT LIABILITY IN TORT), NOR FOR ANY DAMAGES ARISING FROM DELAY, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF OR DAMAGE TO DATA, INTERRUPTION IN USE OR AVAILABILITY OF DATA, LOSS OF USE OF MONEY OR USE OF PRODUCTS, LOST PROFITS, REVENUE OR SAVINGS (ACTUAL OR ANTICIPATED), OR OTHER ECONOMIC LOSS ENSUING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH (A) THE PLATFORM; (B) ANY PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OFFERED THROUGH THE PLATFORM, OR ANY PORTION THEREOF; OR (C) ANY ACTS OR OMISSIONS OF END USERS OF THE PLATFORM, EVEN IF WINEACCESS OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES OR SUPPLIERS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THESE LIMITATIONS SHALL APPLY NOTWITHSTANDING THE FAILURE OF THE ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY.
YOU EXPRESSLY WAIVE AND RELEASE ANY AND ALL RIGHTS AND BENEFITS UNDER SECTION 1542 OF THE CIVIL CODE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA (OR ANY ANALOGOUS LAW OF ANY OTHER STATE), WHICH READS AS FOLLOWS: “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH, IF KNOWN BY HIM, MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.”
WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF WINEACCESS AND ITS AFFILIATES AND SUPPLIERS (INCLUDING ANY OF ITS OR THEIR PARTNERS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, CONTRACTORS, SUCCESSORS, AND ASSIGNEES) TO YOU EXCEED THE GREATER OF (A) THE AMOUNT OF FEES PAID OR PAYABLE TO WINEACCESS BY YOU UNDER THIS AGREEMENT, AND (B) ONE HUNDRED U.S. DOLLARS ($100). THIS LIMITATION ON THE AMOUNT OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY WHETHER A CLAIM OR LIABILITY ARISES IN CONTRACT, EQUITY, TORT, OR OTHERWISE (INCLUDING BREACH OF WARRANTY, NEGLIGENCE, AND STRICT LIABILITY IN TORT), AND EVEN IF WINEACCESS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH CLAIM OR LIABILITY. THIS LIMITATION SHALL SPECIFICALLY SURVIVE A FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY REMEDIES THAT MAY BE PROVIDED IN THIS AGREEMENT.
YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND, AND HOLD HARMLESS WINEACCESS, ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AND AFFILIATES, AND ITS AND THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, PARTNERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, CONTRACTORS, SUCCESSORS, AND ASSIGNS FROM AND AGAINST ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS, LAWSUITS, DAMAGES, LIABILITIES, LOSSES, COSTS, OR EXPENSES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, REASONABLE FEES AND DISBURSEMENTS OF COUNSEL AND COURT COSTS), JUDGMENTS, SETTLEMENTS, AND PENALTIES OF EVERY KIND ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO ANY VIOLATION OF THIS AGREEMENT BY YOU AND ANY ACT OR OMISSION BY YOU RELATING TO YOUR USE OF THE PLATFORM.
You agree that WineAccess may, in its sole discretion and without prior notice, terminate your access to or use of any of the Platform or any part of the Platform at any time and for any reason, with or without cause. You also agree that any violation by you of the Agreement will constitute an unlawful and unfair business practice that will cause irreparable harm to WineAccess for which monetary damages would be inadequate. You consent to WineAccess’s obtaining any injunctive or equitable relief that WineAccess deems necessary or appropriate in such circumstances, without the need for a bond. These remedies are in addition to any other remedies WineAccess may have at law or in equity.
We expect End Users to respect the intellectual property rights of others. We may remove material that appears in our sole discretion to infringe upon the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe a work protected by a U.S. copyright you own has been posted on the Platform without authorization, you may notify our copyright agent, and provide the following information:
To notify WineAccess of a claimed copyright infringement, please contact:
236 8th Street, Suite C
San Francisco, CA 94103
The Platform is intended for use only by adults of legal age in the states or territories where they reside. Usage of the Platform by minors (including by children under the age of thirteen (13)) is not intended and a violation of the Agreement. If we believe that you are a minor, we may, at any time, in our sole discretion, and with or without notice: (i) terminate your access to or use of the Platform (or any portion, aspect, or feature of them), or (ii) delete any content or information that you have posted through the Platform.
At any time and in WineAccess’s sole discretion, we may add, delete, or modify the Agreement. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to publish to you any revised portion of the Agreement, for example, by publishing the latest version of these terms and conditions at this URL. Should you deem any such addition, deletion, or modification to the Agreement unacceptable, you shall stop accessing and using the Platform. All changes to the Agreement shall be effective immediately.
Access to and use of the Platform are unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of the Agreement, including without limitation this Section.
By accessing and using the Platform, you acknowledge and agree that WineAccess controls and operates all parts of the Platform from its offices in the United States of America and that the Platform is intended for use by End Users located in the United States of America. Unless expressly stated to the contrary, WineAccess makes no representation that the Platform is appropriate or will be available for use in other locations. Unless otherwise explicitly stated, all marketing or promotional materials found on or accessible through the Platform are solely directed to individuals, companies, or other entities located in the United States of America. WineAccess reserves the right to limit, in its sole discretion, the provision and quantity of any feature, product, or service to any person or geographic area. Any offer for any feature, product, or service made on or through the Platform is void where prohibited. If you access or use the Platform from outside the United States of America, you are entirely responsible for compliance with applicable local laws and other applicable laws. You may not use any portion of the Platform in violation of applicable export laws and regulations.
Any action related to the Agreement will be governed by the law of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, without regard to the choice or conflicts of law provisions of any jurisdiction.
WineAccess intends to resolve any and all disputes that may arise among it and its End Users in a cost-effective and non-disruptive manner.
You agree to the following dispute resolution procedure for disputes arising between you and WineAccess. If you are unable to resolve any dispute in the ordinary course of business, you shall send a written notice to WineAccess in which you outline the issues in dispute, enclose any relevant documents, and state the requested relief. WineAccess shall respond within ten (10) business days with identical information from its perspective. You and a representative of WineAccess shall meet or communicate electronically within ten (10) business days of the delivery of the response, and as often as you and WineAccess mutually deem necessary or desirable thereafter, in an attempt to resolve the matter. If, within sixty (60) days of the first communication, you and WineAccess fail to resolve the matter, the dispute will be resolved exclusively by binding arbitration in accordance with the then-current Commercial Rules of the American Arbitration Association, provided that WineAccess will have the right to petition any court of competent jurisdiction for the entry of injunctions and orders for specific performance relating to any alleged violation of intellectual property rights. You agree that you will not bring or be a party to any class-action lawsuit against WineAccess.
By communicating with WineAccess, including submitting or sending content to us (such as review of and comments on products featured on the Platform), you grant WineAccess the royalty-free, unrestricted, world-wide, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, and fully sublicensable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such content (in whole or part), including any information, suggestions, ideas, drawings or concepts contained in such content, worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed. Such license includes incorporating the content, in whole or in part, into an WineAccess feature. You also grant WineAccess and its affiliates permission to copy your content, including your reviews and comments, as part of the normal backup process. You also grant WineAccess and its affiliates and sub-licensees the right to use the name that you submit with any content, including any review or comment. You will remain responsible for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, decency, or all other aspects of such submitted content or part thereof, or other communication to WineAccess. You also warrant that any “moral rights” in such content are waived.
In the event WineAccess’s performance of this Agreement, or any obligation hereunder, is prevented, restricted, or interfered with by reason of acts of God or of the public enemy, acts of the Government in its sovereign capacity, fires, floods, epidemic, strikes, picketing or boycotts, or any other circumstances caused by natural occurrences or third party actions beyond the reasonable control and without the fault or negligence of WineAccess, WineAccess shall be excused from such performance on a day-to-day basis to the extent of such prevention, restriction or interference.
If any part of the Agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the Agreement shall continue in effect.
No failure or delay in enforcing any provision, exercising any option, or requiring performance, shall be construed to be a waiver of that or any other right in connection with the Agreement.
No action arising out of this Agreement or your access to or use of the Platform, regardless of form or the basis of the claim, may be brought by you more than one (1) year after the cause of action has arisen (or if multiple causes, from the date the first such cause arose) and you hereby waive any longer statute of limitations that may be permitted by law.
If WineAccess does take any legal action against you as a result of your violation of the Agreement, WineAccess will be entitled to recover from you, and you agree to pay, all reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs of such action, in addition to any other relief granted to WineAccess. You agree that WineAccess will not be liable to you or to any third party for termination of your access to or use of any part of the Platform as a result of any violation of the Agreement or for any reason at all.
You may not assign, by operation of law or otherwise, any rights or delegate any duties under the Agreement to any third party without prior written consent by WineAccess. Any purported assignment lacking such consent will be void at its inception. WineAccess may assign all or part of its rights and/or delegate all or part of its duties under the Agreement to any party, at any time, and in its sole discretion, upon notice of assignment by publishing such notice through the Platform.
A Qualified Referral is defined as a purchase made at www.wineaccess.com by a person (a "Referred Customer") who arrives to our website by clicking your Refer-a-Friend program link. You are limited to one Qualified Referral for each Referred Customer; in other words, additional/repeat purchases made by a Referred Customer are not counted as additional Qualified Referrals. A qualified Referral must be a newly registered user. As person who has previously signed-up for an account on wineaccess.com or previously made a purchase does not count as a qualified referral.
The Referred Customer and the Referrer cannot be the same person (for example, by using a different email address). Nor can they be from the same household.
For you to earn referral rewards as a Referrer, the Referred Customer must complete an order greater than minimum amount specified for the active referral campaign, in total value, minus all fees including taxes, discounts, shipping, returns, chargebacks, fraudulent payments, and/or other 3rd party fees.
As a Referrer, you are responsible for any and all tax liability resulting from Referral Rewards.
Eligibility is limited to individuals only. WINEACCESS’s Refer-a-Friend Program cannot be used by businesses for affiliate lead generation as determined in WINEACCESS’s sole discretion. (Corporations are not people, my friend!)
You must comply with all up-to-date “SPAM” laws. For example, emails must be created and distributed in a personal manner and bulk email distribution is strongly discouraged. Any distribution of your referral link that could constitute unsolicited commercial email or "spam" under any applicable law or regulation is expressly prohibited and will be grounds for immediate termination of your account and exclusion from WINEACCESS’s Refer-a-Friend program.
WINEACCESS reserves the right to close the account(s) of any Referrer and/or Referred Customer and to request proper payment if the Referrer and/or Referred Customer attempts to use the WINEACCESS Refer-a-Friend program in a questionable manner or breaches any of these Terms & Conditions or is in violation of any law, statute or governmental regulation.
WINEACCESS has final say in all disputes regarding the interpretation of the terms of this program. WINEACCESS reserves the right to cancel the Refer-a-Friend Program or to change these Terms & Conditions at any time in its sole discretion, without notice. Any unclaimed referral rewards will be forfeited at that time.
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