Terms of Use

Last Updated:  May 1, 2013

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY.  BY ACCESSING OR USING OUR WEBSITES, MOBILE APPLICATIONS OR OTHER PRODUCTS OR SERVICES, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND ALL TERMS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE.  IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THESE TERMS, DO NOT USE OUR WEBSITES, MOBILE APPLICATIONS OR OTHER PRODUCTS OR SERVICES.

These Terms of Use (“Terms”) apply to your access to, and use of, the websites, mobile applications or other products and services (collectively, the “Services”) of Vino247 Media, Inc. (“Vino247” or “we”).  These Terms do not alter in any way the terms or conditions of any other agreement you may have with Vino247 for products, services or otherwise.  If you are using the Services on behalf of any entity, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to accept these Terms on such entity’s behalf and that such entity agrees to be responsible to us if you violate these Terms.

Vino247 reserves the right to change or modify these Terms at any time and in our sole discretion.  If we make changes to these Terms, we will provide notice of such changes, such as by sending an email notification, by providing notice through the Services or by updating the “Last Updated” date at the top of these Terms.  Your continued use of the Services will confirm your acceptance of the revised Terms.  We encourage you to frequently review the Terms to ensure that you understand the terms and conditions that apply to your use of the Services.  If you do not agree to any amended Terms, you must stop using the Services.

1)             Privacy Policy

 Please refer to our Privacy Policy for information about how Vino247 collects, uses, and discloses information about our users.

 2)             Eligibility, Registration and Account

 The Services are not targeted toward, nor intended for use by, anyone under the age of 18.  By using the Services, you represent and warrant that you (a) are 18 years of age or older or that you are using the Services with the supervision of a parent or guardian who agrees to be bound by these Terms; (b) have not been previously suspended or removed from the Services; (c) do not have more than one account with Vino247; and (d) have full power and authority to enter into this agreement and that, in doing so, you will not violate any other agreement to which you are a party.

Users may access and use the Services without registering for an online account.  However, in order to post content or to access or use certain areas of the Services, you may be required to register for an account.  When registering for such an account, you cannot create an account name that incorporates a trademark without authorization from the trademark owner.  We reserve the right to reclaim account names on behalf of any business or individual that holds legal claim, including trademark rights, in those names.

In consideration of your use of the Services, you agree to (w) provide accurate, current and complete account information; (x) maintain and promptly update your account information; (y) maintain the confidentiality and security of your password and accept all risks of unauthorized access to your account and the i information you provide to Vino247; and (z) promptly notify Vino247 if you discover or otherwise suspect any security breaches related to the Services.

 3)             Copyright and Limited License

Unless otherwise indicated on the Services or otherwise by Vino247, the Services and all content and other materials therein, including, without limitation, the Vino247 logo and all designs, text, graphics, pictures, information, data, software, sound files, other files and the selection and arrangement thereof (collectively, “Content”) are the proprietary property of Vino247 or our licensors or users and are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws.

You are hereby granted a limited, non-transferable, non-exclusive, non-sublicenseable license to access and use the Services and the Content; however, such license is subject to these Terms and does not include (a) any resale or commercial use of the Services or the Content therein; (b) the collection and use of any product or service listings, pictures or descriptions; (c) the distribution, public performance or public display of any Content; (d) modifying or otherwise making any derivative uses of the Services or the Content, or any portion thereof; (e) use of any data mining, robots or similar data gathering or extraction methods; (f) downloading (other than the page caching) of any portion of the Services, the Content or any information contained therein, except as expressly permitted on the Services; and (g) any use of the Services or the Content other than for their intended purposes.  Any use of the Services or the Content other than as specifically authorized herein, without the prior written permission of Vino247, is strictly prohibited and will terminate the license granted herein.  Such unauthorized use may also violate applicable laws, including without limitation copyright and trademark laws and applicable communications regulations and statutes.  Unless explicitly stated herein or otherwise by Vino247, nothing in these Terms shall be construed as conferring any license to intellectual property rights, whether by estoppel, implication or otherwise.  This license is revocable at any time.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in these Terms, the Services and Content may include software components provided by Vino247 or a third party that are subject to separate license terms, in which case those license terms will govern such software components.

 4)             Repeat Infringer Policy; Copyright Complaints

In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) and other applicable laws, Vino247 has adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and in Vino247‘s sole discretion, account holders or other users of the Services who are deemed to be repeat infringers.  Vino247 may also, in our sole discretion, limit access to the Services and/or terminate the accounts of any users who infringe any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement.

If you believe that anything on the Services infringes any copyright which you own or control, you may file a notification of such infringement with our designated agent as set forth below:

Name of Designated Agent:  Legal Department
Address:  302A West 12th Street, #256, New York, NY 10014-1947
Phone:  (212) 203-2185
Fax:  (213) 935-5757
Email:  Legal@Vino247.com

Please see 17 U.S.C. §512(c)(3) for the requirements of a proper notification.  You should also note that if you knowingly make any material misrepresentation in your notification that the material or activity is infringing, you will be liable for any damages, including costs and attorneys’ fees, incurred by us or the alleged infringer as the result of our relying upon such misrepresentation in removing or disabling access to the material or activity claimed to be infringing.

5)             Trademarks

Vino247” and the Vino247 logo and any other Vino247 product or service names, logos or slogans that may appear on the Services are trademarks of Vino247 in the United States and in other countries, and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of Vino247 or the applicable trademark holder.  You may not use any metatags or other “hidden text” utilizing “Vino247” or any other name, trademark or product or service name of Vino247 without our prior written permission.  In addition, the look and feel of the Services, including without limitation all page headers, custom graphics, button icons and scripts, is the service mark, trademark and/or trade dress of Vino247 and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without our prior written permission.  All other trademarks, registered trademarks, product names and company names or logos mentioned in the Services are the property of their respective owners.  Reference to any products, services, processes or other information, by name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation by Vino247.

 6)             Hyperlinks

 You are granted a limited, nonexclusive right to create a text hyperlink to the Services for noncommercial purposes, provided that such link does not portray Vino247 or any of our products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory or otherwise defamatory manner and provided further that the linking site does not contain any adult or illegal material or any material that is offensive, harassing or otherwise objectionable.  This limited right may be revoked at any time.  You may not use a Vino247 logo or other proprietary graphic of Vino247 to link to the Services without the express written permission of Vino247.  Further, you may not use, frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any Vino247 trademark, logo or other proprietary information, including the images found at the Services, the content of any text or the layout/design of any page or form contained on a page on the Services without Vino247‘s express written consent.  Except as noted above, you are not conveyed any right or license by implication, estoppel or otherwise in or under any patent, trademark, copyright or proprietary right of Vino247 or any third party.

Vino247 makes no claim or representation regarding, and accepts no responsibility for, the quality, content, nature or reliability of third-party websites accessible by hyperlink from the Services, or websites linking to the Services.  Such sites are not under the control of Vino247, and Vino247is not responsible for the contents of any linked site, any link contained in a linked site, or any review, changes or updates to such sites.  Vino247 provides these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply affiliation, endorsement or adoption by Vino247 of any site or any information contained therein.  When you leave the Services, you should be aware that our terms and policies no longer govern.  You should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any site to which you navigate from the Services.

 7)             Third-Party Content

Vino247 may provide third party content on the Services and may provide links to web pages and content of third parties (collectively, “Third-Party Content”) as a service to those interested in this information.  Vino247 does not control, endorse or adopt any Third-Party Content and makes no representation or warranties of any kind regarding the Third-Party Content, including without limitation regarding its accuracy or completeness.  You acknowledge and agree that Vino247 is not responsible or liable in any manner for any Third-Party Content and undertakes no responsibility to update or review any Third-Party Content.  Users use such Third-Party Content contained therein at their own risk.

8)             Advertisements and Promotions; Third-Party Products, Services and Promotions

Vino247 may run advertisements and promotions from third parties on the Services or may otherwise provide information about or links to third-party products or services on the Services.  Your business dealings or correspondence with, or participation in promotions of, such third parties, and any terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings or promotions, are solely between you and such third party.  Vino247 is not responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or promotions or as the result of the presence of third-party information on the Services.

 9)             User Content and Interactive Features or Areas

The Services may include discussion forums, blogs or other interactive features or areas in which you or other users create, post, transmit or store content, including but not limited to text, music, sound, photos, video, graphics, code and other items or materials (collectively, “User Content”).  Depending on your account preferences, some User Content may be publicly-viewable and may include your profile information and any content you post pursuant to your profile.  You agree that you are solely responsible for your User Content and for your use of such interactive areas, and that you use them at your own risk. 

 By using the interactive areas of the Services, you agree not to post, upload to, transmit, distribute, store, create or otherwise publish through the Services any of the following:

  • User Content that is unlawful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, suggestive, harassing, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory, fraudulent or otherwise objectionable;
  • User Content that would constitute, encourage or provide instructions for a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, or that would otherwise create liability or violate any local, state, national or international law, including but not limited to any copyright law;
  • User Content that may infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual or proprietary right of any party.  By posting any User Content, you represent and warrant that you have the lawful right to distribute and reproduce such User Content;
  • User Content that impersonates any person or entity or otherwise misrepresents your affiliation with a person or entity;
  • Unsolicited promotions, political campaigning, advertising or solicitations;
  • Private information of any third party, including, without limitation, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, Social Security numbers and credit card numbers;
  • Viruses, corrupted data or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files; or
  • User Content that, in the sole judgment of Vino247, is objectionable or which restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Services, or which may expose Vino247 or our users to any harm or liability of any type.

You further agree that you will not violate any law, contract, intellectual property or other third-party right or commit a tort, and that you are solely responsible for your conduct while on the Services.  You agree that you will abide by these Terms and will not:

  • Engage in any harassing, threatening, intimidating, predatory or stalking conduct;
  • Impersonate any person or entity, or falsely declare or misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity;
  • Use or attempt to use another user’s account without authorization from such user and Vino247;
  • Send any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, solicitations, promotional materials, spam, junk mail, chain letters or pyramid schemes, or harvest or collect the email addresses or other contact information of other users from the Services for the purpose of sending spam or other commercial messages;
  • Submit any posts, comments or stories that are off topic from the content to which you are submitting such posts, comments or stories;
  • Use the Services in any manner that could interfere with, disrupt, negatively affect or inhibit other user from fully enjoying the Services, or that could damage, disable, overburden or impair the functioning of the Services in any manner;
  • Reverse engineer any aspect of the Services or do anything that might discover source code or bypass or circumvent measures employed to prevent or limit access to any area, content or code of the Services (except as otherwise expressly permitted by law);
  • Attempt to circumvent any content filtering techniques we employ, or attempt to access any service or area of the Services that you are not authorized to access;
  • Submit or otherwise transmit any viruses, worms, Trojan horses, defects or other items that may disrupt, harm, destroy or take control of all or any part of the Services;
  • Attempt to indicate in any manner that you have a relationship with us or that we have endorsed you or any products or services for any purpose;
  • Develop any third-party applications that interact with User Content and the Services without our prior written consent;
  • Use any robot, spider, crawler, scraper, offline reader or other automated means or interface not provided by us to access the Services or to extract data;
  • Artificially inflate, or change the visitor views or popularity of any article, story, writer or content, or engage in any concerted effort that artificially alters in any way the metrics of the Services; and
  • Use the Services for any illegal or unauthorized purpose or engage in, encourage, or promote any activity that violates these Terms.

Vino247 is not responsible or liable for the conduct of, or your interactions with, any users of the Services (whether online or offline), nor is Vino247 responsible or liable for any associated loss, damage, injury or harm.  Enforcement of these Terms is solely in Vino247‘s discretion, and the absence of enforcement of these Terms in some instances does not constitute a waiver of Vino247‘s right to enforce these Terms in other instances.  In addition, these Terms do not create any private right of action on the part of any third party or any reasonable expectation or promise that the Services will not contain any content that is prohibited by these Terms.  As a provider of interactive services, Vino247 is not liable for any statements, representations or User Content provided by our users through the interactive area of the Services.  Although Vino247 has no obligation to screen, edit or monitor any User Content, Vino247 reserves the right, and has absolute discretion, to remove, screen or edit any User Content posted or stored on the Services at any time and for any reason without notice, and you are solely responsible for creating backup copies of and replacing any User Content you post or store on the Services at your sole cost and expense.

Any use of the Services in violation of these Terms may result in, among other things, termination or suspension of your rights to use the Services.

10)         Rights in User Content

By posting or submitting User Content on the Services, you grant Vino247 a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such User Content for the purpose of providing, marketing and/or advertising the Services (both online and offline).

By posting User Content on the Services, you represent and warrant that (a) such User Content is non-confidential; (b) you own and control all of the rights to the User Content that you post or you otherwise have all necessary rights to post such User Content on the Services; (c) the User Content is accurate and not misleading or harmful in any manner; and (d) the User Content, and your use and posting thereof, does not and will not violate these Terms or any applicable law, rule or regulation.

11)         Feedback

Separate and apart from User Content, you can submit questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, plans, notes, drawings, original or creative materials or other information or materials about Vino247, the Services or our other products and services (“Feedback”).  Feedback, whether submitted through the Services or otherwise, is non-confidential and shall become the sole property of Vino247Vino247 shall own exclusive rights, including all intellectual property rights, in and to such Feedback and shall be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of Feedback for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment or compensation to you.

12)         Contributor Programs

Vino247 may provide special opportunities to contribute content to the Services (collectively, “Contributor Programs”).  To participate in a Contributor Program, you may be required to submit an application and Vino247 reserves the right to accept or deny your participation in our sole discretion. If you are selected to participate in a Contributor Program, additional terms and conditions may apply to you.

 13)         Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Vino247 and our partners, independent contractors, service providers and consultants and our respective officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the “Vino247 Parties”), from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, expenses, and costs (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or related to: (a) your use of the Services; (b) any User Content you post, upload, use, distribute, store or otherwise transmit on or through the Services; (c) any Feedback you provide; (d) your violation of these Terms; or (e) your violation of the rights of another.

14)         Disclaimer

VINO247 ENCOURAGES RESPONSIBLE ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION AND ACKNOWLEDGES GOVERNMENT WARNINGS REGARDING ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES.  YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THE LEGAL DRINKING AGE IN THE UNITED STATES IS 21 AND THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE FOLLOWING WARNINGS FROM THE U.S. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT:  (1) ACCORDING TO THE SURGEON GENERAL, WOMEN SHOULD NOT DRINK ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES DURING PREGNANCY BECAUSE OF THE RISK OF BIRTH DEFECTS AND (2) CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES IMPAIRS YOUR ABILITY TO DRIVE A CAR OR OPERATE MACHINERY, AND MAY CAUSE HEALTH PROBLEMS.

EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED TO THE CONTRARY IN A WRITING BY VINO247, THE SERVICES AND THE CONTENT CONTAINED THEREIN ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. VINO247 DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT AS TO THE SERVICES AND THE CONTENT CONTAINED THEREIN.  WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING. VINO247 DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT CONTENT ON THE SERVICES IS ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE, CURRENT OR ERROR-FREE.

VINO247 IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS OR OMISSIONS RELATING TO PRICING, TEXT OR PHOTOGRAPHY.  WHILE VINO247 ATTEMPTS TO MAKE YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SERVICES SAFE, VINO247 CANNOT AND DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE SITES OR ITS SERVER(S) ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS; THEREFORE, YOU SHOULD USE INDUSTRY-RECOGNIZED SOFTWARE TO DETECT AND DISINFECT VIRUSES FROM ANY DOWNLOAD.

Vino247 reserves the right to change any and all content contained in the Services and to modify, suspend or discontinue the Services or any features or functionality of the Services at any time without notice and without obligation or liability to you.  Reference to any products, services, processes or other information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation thereof, or any affiliation therewith, by Vino247.  Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of implied terms in contracts with consumer, so some or all of the disclaimers in this section may not apply to you.

 15)         Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT SHALL THE VINO247 PARTIES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF PROFITS OR LOSS OF DATA, WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES OR THE CONTENT CONTAINED IN OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE SERVICES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY DAMAGES CAUSED BY OR RESULTING FROM RELIANCE BY ANY USER ON ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM VINO247, 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 VINO247‘S RECORDS, PROGRAMS OR SERVICES.  IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF VINO247, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, WHETHER ACTIVE, PASSIVE OR IMPUTED), PRODUCT LIABILITY, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES OR TO THESE TERMS EXCEED ANY COMPENSATION YOU PAY, IF ANY, TO VINO247 FOR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SERVICE.

 16)         Modifications to the Services

Vino247 reserves the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Services or any features or portions thereof without prior notice.  You agree that Vino247 will not be liable for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Services or any part thereof.

17)         Applicable Law; Arbitration

 PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING PARAGRAPH CAREFULLY BECAUSE IT REQUIRES YOU TO ARBITRATE DISPUTES WITH VINO247 AND LIMITS THE MANNER IN WHICH YOU CAN SEEK RELIEF FROM VINO247.

You and Vino247 agree to arbitrate any dispute arising from these Terms or your use of the Services, except that you and Vino247 are not required to arbitrate any dispute in which either party seeks equitable and other relief for the alleged unlawful use of copyrights, trademarks, trade names, logos, trade secrets, or patents.  ARBITRATION PREVENTS YOU FROM SUING IN COURT OR FROM HAVING A JURY TRIAL.  You and Vino247 agree that you will notify each other in writing of any dispute within thirty (30) days of when it arises.  Notice to Vino247 shall be sent to Vino247 Media, Inc., Attn: Legal Department, 302A West 12th Street, #256, New York, NY 10014-1947.  You and Vino247 further agree:  (a) to attempt informal resolution prior to any demand for arbitration; (b) that any arbitration will occur in New York, New York; (c) that arbitration will be conducted confidentially by a single arbitrator in accordance with the rules of JAMS; and (d) that the state or federal courts in New York County, New York have exclusive jurisdiction over any appeals of an arbitration award and over any suit between the parties not subject to arbitration.  Other than class procedures and remedies discussed below, the arbitrator has the authority to grant any remedy that would otherwise be available in court.  Any dispute between the parties will be governed by these Terms and the laws of the State of New York and applicable United States law, without giving effect to any conflict of laws principles that may provide for the application of the law of another jurisdiction.  WHETHER THE DISPUTE IS HEARD IN ARBITRATION OR IN COURT, YOU AND VINO247 WILL NOT COMMENCE AGAINST THE OTHER A CLASS ACTION, CLASS ARBITRATION OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION OR PROCEEDING.

18)         Termination

 Notwithstanding any of these Terms, Vino247 reserves the right, without notice and in our sole discretion, to terminate your right to use the Services, or any portion of thereof, and to block or prevent your future access to and use of the Services or any portion thereof.

19)         Severability

If any provision of these Terms shall be deemed unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.