Last Updated April 20, 2014
Note: You must be 18 years or older and the age of majority in your place of residence to use, subscribe, or register as a member of Winetasting.com® (or 21 years or older in the event that you place a request for transmission of an order for a product containing alcohol).
Some of the products marketed by Winetasting® may contain wine (alcoholic beverage) products. You must be an adult (21 years or older) to place a request for a wine product order which we will then forward to our designated licensed retailer or winery for acceptance, sale and processing of your order. Similarly, the recipient of your wine product order must be 21 years or older to accept delivery. The shipping carrier shall require identification, age verification and signature of an adult at the time of delivery. By placing your request for a wine product order you certify under penalty of law that you and the intended recipient are at least 21 years old. Any willful misrepresentation of your, or the recipient's age, in order to unlawfully obtain alcoholic beverage is a crime and the Company will cooperate with authorities to prosecute you and the recipient to the fullest extent of the law.
Ownership. Trademarks and Patents
Winetasting® is a licensed trademark and the Service is owned by TSG, LLC (the "Company"). Winetasting® trademark is licensed to the Company and the below listed trademarks are owned by the Company. One or more patents may apply to this Web Site, including without limitation: U.S. Patent Nos. 5,528,490; 5,761,649; 7,908,173; and 7,908,176. All other third party trademarks, product names, and company names and logos appearing on the Service are the property of their respective owners.
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Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability
YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. NEITHER THE COMPANY, NOR ITS AFFILIATES, NOR ANY OF ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, OR EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, THIRD-PARTY SERVICE OR CONTENT PROVIDERS ("PROVIDERS"), MERCHANTS ("MERCHANTS"), SPONSORS ("SPONSORS"), LICENSORS ("LICENSORS"), OR THE LIKE (COLLECTIVELY, "ASSOCIATES"), WARRANT THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE; NOR DO THEY MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF SERVICE, OR AS TO THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR CURRENCY OF ANY INFORMATION CONTENT, SERVICE, OR MERCHANDISE PROVIDED THROUGH THE SERVICE.
THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS," "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS AND THE COMPANY SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. NO ORAL ADVICE OR WRITTEN OR ELECTRONICALLY DELIVERED INFORMATION GIVEN BY THE COMPANY OR ITS AFFILIATES, OR ANY OF ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PROVIDERS, MERCHANTS, SPONSORS, LICENSORS, OR THE LIKE, SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY WHATSOEVER.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL THE COMPANY, ITS AFFILIATES, NOR ANY OTHER PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, MANUFACTURING, DISTRIBUTING, MARKETING, OR SELLING THE SERVICE PRODUCTS, SERVICES OR THIS WEB SITE, BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST PROFITS THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO RELIANCE BY YOU ON ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM THE SERVICE OR THAT RESULT FROM MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DELETION OF FILES OR EMAIL, ERRORS, DEFECTS, VIRUSES, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, WHETHER OR NOT RESULTING FROM ACTS OF GOD, COMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, THEFT, DESTRUCTION, OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO THE COMPANY'S RECORDS, PROGRAMS, OR SERVICES.
UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFICALLY STATED TO THE CONTRARY, ALL PRICES AND DISCOUNTS FOR ANY AND ALL PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OFFERED FOR SALE ("OFFERS') ARE EXCLUSIVE OF APPLICABLE SERVICE AND SHIPPING CHARGES AND FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES. PRODUCTS AND OFFERS MAY VARY AND ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY, DELIVERY RULES AND TIMES. OFFERS CANNOT BE COMBINED, ARE NOT AVAILABLE ON ALL PRODUCTS AND SERVICES AND ARE SUBJECT TO RESTRICTIONS, LIMITATIONS AND BLACKOUT PERIODS. PROMOTIONAL OFFERS (AS DEFINED BELOW) ARE LIMITED TO ONE PER CUSTOMER ORDER, ARE NON-TRANSFERABLE, ARE NOT FOR RESALE AND MAY NOT BE REDEEMED FOR CASH. PRICES AND CHARGES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
THE COMPANY RESERVES THE RIGHT, WITHIN ITS SOLE DISCRETION, TO REFUSE TO ACCEPT AND PROCESS ANY AND ALL CUSTOMER ORDERS AND TO SUSPEND, DISCONTINUE, AND REFUSE THE USE OR ACCEPTANCE OF ANY AND ALL OFFERS, PROMOTIONS, DISCOUNTS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY AND ALL SAVINGS PASSES, REWARD PASSES, FRESH REWARDS, POINTS, AWARD CARDS, APPRECIATION AWARDS, GIFT CARDS, GIFT CERTIFICATES, AND ANY AND ALL OTHER SIMILAR DEVICES AND PROMOTIONAL OFFERS OR CAMPAIGNS ("PROMOTIONAL OFFERS") IN THE EVENT OF ADVERTISING ERRORS AND/OR THE ACTUAL OR SUSPECTED MISUSE, FRAUD OR ABUSE ASSOCIATED WITH SAID PROMOTIONAL OFFERS OR CUSTOMER ORDERS.
YOU HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL APPLY TO ALL PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH ALL PROMOTIONAL CHANNELS OF THE COMPANY’S SERVICES AND THAT OF ITS AFFILIATES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE INTERNET, TELEPHONE, CATALOG, RADIO, TELEVISION, MOBILE DEVICE, SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM AND PARTICIPATING RETAIL STORES. BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, IN SUCH STATES LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Third Party Service Providers
Some aspects of the Services may be dependent upon a third party service provider, such as a wireless carrier or social media platform. We do not control such third party service providers and are not liable for their acts or omissions. In addition, such third party service provider may have their own terms, policies and guidelines. You should become familiar with all such terms, policies or guidelines prior to using the Services through such third party service provider.
You acknowledge that the Service contains information, data, software, photographs, graphs, videos, typefaces, graphics, music, sounds, and other material (collectively "Content") that are protected by copyrights, trademarks, or other proprietary rights, and that these rights are valid and protected in all forms, media and technologies existing now or hereinafter developed. All Content is copyrighted as a collective work under the
Third Party Content on the Service
The Company is a distributor and not a publisher of the Content supplied by third parties on the Service. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information that constitutes part of the Content expressed or made available by third parties, including Providers, Merchants, Sponsors, Licensors, or any user of the Service, are those of the respective authors or distributors and not of the Company or its Affiliates or any of its officers, directors, employees, or agents. NEITHER THE COMPANY NOR ITS AFFILIATES, NOR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS, NOR ANY THIRD PARTY, INCLUDING ANY PROVIDER, MERCHANT, SPONSOR, LICENSOR, OR ANY OTHER USER OF THE SERVICE, GUARANTEES THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR USEFULNESS OF ANY CONTENT, NOR ITS MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
In many instances, the Content available through the Service represents the opinions and judgments of the respective Provider, Merchant, Sponsor, Licensor, subscriber, customer, or user, whether or not under contract with the Company. The Company neither endorses nor is responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice, submission, posting, or statement made on the Service by anyone other than authorized Company employees. Under no circumstances shall the Company, or its Affiliates, or any of their respective officers, directors, employees, or agents, be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on any Content or other information obtained through the Service. It is your responsibility to evaluate the information, opinion, advice, or other Content available through the Service.
The Company respects the rights of all copyright holders and in this regard it has adopted and implemented a policy that provides for the termination of user privileges and membership in appropriate circumstances of users who infringe the rights of copyright holders. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please submit the following information required by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. 512:
a. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
b. Identification of the copyright work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
c. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
d. Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party;
e. A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
f. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
The Company's Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement on or regarding this site can be reached as follows:
Attn: Steve Schepman
The Company does not claim ownership of any Content you submit or make available for inclusion on the Service. However, with respect to all such Content, including, without limitation, creative ideas, suggestions, content, postings, artwork, material or other submissions whether via email, feedback, a public forum or otherwise (collectively, "User Submissions"), you grant the Company and its Affiliates the worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, non-exclusive right to use, communicate, reproduce, publish, display, perform, modify, alter, adapt, translate, sublicense, distribute, create derivative works from and exploit such User Submissions in any manner, including on the Service or any other web sites, in television programs, on radio, in books, magazines, articles, commentaries, and in any other medium now known or later developed without your consent. You also warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to any User Submissions you submit or post on or to the Service or otherwise transmit to the Company and that our public posting and other public or private use of such User Submissions will not infringe the rights of any third party. You acknowledge that you are not entitled now, or in the future, to any compensation for any User Submissions you may submit or post.
No User Submissions, regardless of how they may be marked, will be received by us in confidence, nor shall they be subject to any express or implied obligation of confidentially. Neither the Company, or its Affiliates, nor their respective officers, directors, agents or employees shall be liable for any use or disclosure of any User Submissions.
You and your successors and assigns hereby waive any and all rights and remedies you may have against the Company, or its Affiliates, or any of their respective officers, directors, employees, or agents now or in the future, and hereby release the Company, its Affiliates, and any of their respective officers, directors, agents and employees from any and all claims, demands, actions, causes of action, damages, obligations, losses and expenses of whatever kind, (collectively "Claims") relating to providing, posting, transmitting or making available through the Service the User Submissions to the Company, or the Company receiving, evaluating, and utilizing the User Submissions.
Use of Public Forums
A "public forum" means any publicly accessible message board, chat room, discussion group, folder, survey, contest, sweepstakes, user review and rate forum, or other interactive service or promotion on or accessible via the Service , and includes both public boards and folders. You must use, subscribe, or register in accordance with instructions that you will find on the Service in order to participate or register in accordance with instructions that you will find on the Service in order to participate or contribute to any public forum. You may not submit or post on any public forum, or send to any other public forum user or our employees, any material that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, invades a person's privacy, violates any intellectual or other property rights, or is vulgar, obscene, sexually explicit, profane, hateful, racially, ethnically, or otherwise objectionable, including but not limited to any material that encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law. You agree not to use any false e-mail address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of a communication or other Content, or attempt to do any such acts. You may not use any public forum in a commercial manner. You may not submit or post material that solicits funds, or that advertises or solicits goods or services. You may not submit or post any User Submissions or material that you know, or should have known, to be false. You may not submit or post messages regarding stocks or other securities. You may not submit, post, or transmit any information, software or other material that contains a virus or other harmful component.
The Company is not responsible for any User Submissions or material appearing in any public forum on the Service, except for Content created by one of our identified authorized representatives. We do not screen User Submissions for libel, obscenity, invasion of privacy, copyright or trademark infringement, accuracy, or for any other reason. We retain, however, the rights set forth below in The Company's Rights section.
Distribution/Uploading by Users of Third Party Content
Except as otherwise set forth in these Terms, you agree not to upload to or otherwise distribute on the Service any Content created or owned by others which is subject to any copyright or other proprietary rights of any third party. The unauthorized submission or distribution of copyrighted or other proprietary third party Content is illegal and could subject you to personal liability for damages. You, not the Company, or its Affiliates, or any of their respective officers, directors, agents, employees, Merchants, Providers, Sponsors, Licensors, or the like, will be liable for any damages resulting from any infringement of copyrights or proprietary rights, or from any other harm arising from such submission.
Compliance with Laws and Export Regulations
You agree to use the Content and this Service in compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations and in a manner that does not, in the sole judgment of the Company, negatively reflect on the goodwill or reputation of the Company or any of its Affiliates.
The Company's Rights
The Company is not responsible for screening, policing, editing, or monitoring Content (including User Submissions). The Company (or its Affiliates) may elect, but is not obligated, to monitor, electronically or otherwise, areas of the Service and may disclose any Content (including User Submissions), records, or electronic communication of any kind and information you provide to the Company or its Affiliates, through the Service or otherwise, including all merchandising channels, (i) when we believe disclosure to be appropriate to comply with any law, regulation, or government or law enforcement request or to comply with judicial process; or (ii) if such disclosure is necessary or appropriate to operate the Service and/or the overall business of the Company and its Affiliates; or (iii) to protect the rights or property of the Company, users of the Service, Affiliates, subscribers, customers, recipients, Sponsors, Providers, Licensors, or Merchants. Subject to the "Copyright Agent" provisions above, if notified of allegedly infringing, defamatory, damaging, illegal, or offensive Content, the Company may investigate the allegation and determine in its sole discretion whether to remove or request the removal of such Content from the Service.
The Company reserves the right to prohibit or remove conduct, communication, or Content (including User Submissions) that it deems in its sole discretion to be harmful to users of the Service, subscribers, customers, recipients, Providers, Merchants, Sponsors, or Licensors, content or service providers, the Company or its Affiliates, or any rights of the Company or any third party, or to violate any applicable law. Notwithstanding the foregoing, neither the Company, nor its Affiliates, Providers, Merchants, Sponsors, or Licensors can ensure prompt editing or removal of questionable Content after online posting. Accordingly, neither the Company, nor its Affiliates, nor any of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents or employees, nor any Provider, Merchant, Sponsor, or Licensor shall assume liability for any action or inaction with respect to conduct, communication, or Content (including User Submissions) on the Service.
Your Security and Privacy
Loyalty Programs and Promotion Offers
Termination of Usage
Governing Law & Arbitration
The Services are controlled by the Company from its offices within the
You agree that any and all claims, disputes, controversies, actions or proceedings relating to, or arising out of, the creation, production, manufacture, distribution, promotion, marketing, advertising (including oral and written statements), use of or sale of any and all products and services of the Company and its Affiliates, through all merchandising channels, including but not limited to, the internet, this Service, telephone, catalog, radio, television, mobile device and participating retail stores or the Content (collectively referred to as "Claims"), shall be governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of New York without regard to its conflict of laws principals and that any and all Claims shall be resolved exclusively by final and binding arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association ("AAA") or by a state small claims court of competent jurisdiction over the Claim and the parties.
You agree that: (i) the arbitration shall be conducted before a single arbitrator pursuant to the applicable Rules and Procedures established by the AAA; (ii) the arbitration shall be held telephonically or at a location determined by the AAA pursuant to the Rules and Procedures of the AAA; (iii) the arbitrator shall have the authority to award actual direct damages only with no authority to issue any fines and penalties nor award punitive damages or equitable relief; (iv) EXCEPT AS SET FORTH BELOW IN SUBPART (vi), THERE SHALL BE NO RIGHT TO LITIGATE YOUR CLAIM IN COURT AND NO RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL, (v) your claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis, and that you shall not have the right to participate in a representative capacity, or as a member of any class of claimants pertaining to any Claim subject to arbitration, and that the arbitrator shall have no authority to consolidate or join the Claims of other persons or parties who may be similarly situated and may only resolve Claims, and render awards between you and the Company and its Affiliates alone; and (vi) you may elect to bring your Claim in a state small claims court of competent jurisdiction over the Claim and the parties. With the exception subpart (v) above, if any part of this arbitration provision is deemed invalid, unenforceable or illegal, or otherwise conflicts with the Rules and Procedures of the AAA, then same shall be stricken and the balance of this arbitration provision shall remain in effect and construed accordingly. For more information on the AAA and its Rules and Procedures, you may visit the AAA website at http://www.adr.org.
Acknowledgment and Changes