PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY. The VinoandVeritasSociety.com Web site (the “Web Site” or “VinoandVeritasSociety.com”) is provided by Vino & Veritas Society, Inc. (“Vino & Veritas Society”) and/or its affiliates and subsidiaries for your and others' personal, non-commercial enjoyment, subject to the terms of these Terms and Conditions of use, any and all modifications thereto, and the rules that may be published from time to time by Vino & Veritas Society (“Terms and Conditions”).
By using this Web Site, you are deemed to have agreed to these Terms and Conditions. Vino & Veritas Society may change the Terms and Conditions from time to time and at any time, and without actual notice to you. All such changes to these Terms and Conditions will appear on VinoandVeritasSociety.com. By using this Web Site after we post any changes, you agree to accept those changes, whether or not you have actually reviewed them. If at any time you choose not to accept these Terms and Conditions of use, please discontinue use of this site.
This Web Site, email distribution and any communications service, including the capability to contribute content material ideas or any other ideas by email, by use of a contribution form, or by use of a comment form (each such submission, a “Contribution”), chat room, message board, newsgroup, or other interactive service that may be available to you on or through this site (collectively, the “Services”) are provided to you solely for entertainment purposes. By using the Web Site and Services you agree: (a) to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the subscription form, contribution form and any registration form. If any information provided by you is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, Vino & Veritas Society reserves the right to terminate your membership and subscription and refuse any and all current or future use of the Services.
Without limitation of the foregoing, you agree to not use the Web Site or Services to:
Upload, post, publish, email, reproduce, distribute or otherwise transmit any information, data, text, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages or other materials, including any Contribution, (collectively, “Content”), that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, embarrassing, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, contains explicit or graphic descriptions or accounts of sexual acts, invasive of another's privacy, or hateful;
“Stalk” another; Upload, post, publish, email, reproduce, distribute or otherwise transmit any Content that victimizes, harasses, degrades, or intimidates an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, or disability;
Harm minors in any way;
Impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a Vino & Veritas Society official, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
Forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Content transmitted to or through the Web Site;
Upload, post, publish, email, reproduce, distribute or otherwise transmit any Content that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);
Upload, post, publish, email, reproduce, distribute or otherwise transmit any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party;
Upload, post, publish, email, reproduce, distribute or otherwise transmit any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,””Spam,””chain letters,””pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation;
Upload, post, publish, email, reproduce, distribute or otherwise transmit any material that contains software viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment or any other similarly destructive activity, or surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information;
Act in a manner that negatively affects other users' ability to engage in the Web Site or the Services;
Engage in any activity that is contrary to or which would adversely affect the purpose or intention of the Web Site or the Services, including but not limited to, actually or attempting to manipulate, corrupt or otherwise affect the outcome of the Services, in whole or part, by, among other methods, subscribing another party without their authorization or registering multiple subscriptions under the same or different names;
Interfere with or disrupt the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Service; or
Intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law.
You also agree that you will not harvest, collect or store information about the users of this Web Site or the Content posted by others on this Web Site or use such information for any purpose inconsistent with the purpose of this Web Site or for the purpose of transmitting or facilitating transmission of unsolicited bulk electronic mail or communications.
You acknowledge that Vino & Veritas Society is not responsible for material submitted to Vino & Veritas Society or posted to the Web Site by users. Vino & Veritas Society does not pre-screen, monitor, review or edit the Content posted by users. However, Vino & Veritas Society and its designees have the right (but not the obligation) at their sole discretion to refuse or remove any Content, in whole or part, that, in Vino & Veritas Society's judgment, does not comply with these Terms and Conditions or is otherwise undesirable, inappropriate or inaccurate. Vino & Veritas Society is not responsible for any failure, non-failure or delay in removing such Content. You will remain responsible for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, decency, or any other aspect of such submitted material, including any Contribution or part thereof, or other communication to Vino & Veritas Society. You agree to immediately notify Vino & Veritas Society of any unauthorized use of the Service or any other breach of security known or suspected by you.
You acknowledge and agree that Vino & Veritas Society may preserve Content and may also disclose Content if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce these Terms and Conditions; (c) respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of third-parties; or (d) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Vino & Veritas Society, its users or the public.
You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the Web Site, including your Content, may involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices. Vino & Veritas Society assumes no responsibility for the deletion or failure to store postings, Contributions or other information submitted by you or other users to VinoandVeritasSociety.com.
Any or all Content on the Web Site may be purged periodically in Vino & Veritas Society's sole discretion. You acknowledge and agree that Content you view, submit or post is at your own discretion and risk, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such Content. You acknowledge that you may not rely on any information, data, text, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages or other materials created by Vino & Veritas Society or submitted to Vino & Veritas Society, including Content. You further acknowledge and agree that the views expressed on the Web Site do not necessarily reflect the views of Vino & Veritas Society, and Vino & Veritas Society does not support or endorse Content (including any Contribution, whether or not edited by Vino & Veritas Society or its designee or presented on the Web Site edited or unedited, in whole or in part, or alone or with other content) posted or submitted by you or any User.
The content on this Web Site is intended for educational and entertainment purposes only. Except as expressly permitted, you agree not to use the Web Site for sale, trade or other commercial purposes, and, you may not modify, copy, publish, display, transmit, adapt or in any way exploit the content of the Web Site. Only if you obtain prior written consent from Vino & Veritas Society (and from all other entities with an interest in the relevant intellectual property) are you permitted to publish, display or commercially exploit any material from the Web Site. To seek permission, you may email to Vino & Veritas Society using the contact form on the Web Site. If permission is granted by Vino & Veritas Society and by all other entities with an interest in the relevant intellectual property, you may not change or delete any author attribution, trademark, legend or copyright notice.
You must abide by all additional copyright notices or other restrictions contained on the Web Site.
In operating this site, Vino & Veritas Society does not solicit nor does it wish to receive any confidential, secret or proprietary information or other material from you through the Web Site or Vino & Veritas Society mail and email addresses, or in any other way. Any information or material submitted or sent to Vino & Veritas Society, will be deemed not to be confidential or secret. By submitting or sending information or other material to Vino & Veritas Society you represent and warrant that the information is original to you and that no other party has any rights to the material.
By communicating with Vino & Veritas Society, including submitting or sending Content, a Contribution or other information or material to Vino & Veritas Society, you grant Vino & Veritas Society the royalty-free, unrestricted, world-wide, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive and fully sub-licensable 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 a Contribution, in whole or in part, into an Vino & Veritas Society or Web Site feature. You will remain responsible for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, decency, or any other aspect of such submitted material, including any Contribution or any portion thereof, or other communication to Vino & Veritas Society.
You also warrant that any “moral rights” in posted materials have been waived.
The Web Site and Services may contain certain links to third parties' Web Sites (“Linked Sites”) from the Vino & Veritas Society Web Site. Linked Sites are not, however, reviewed, controlled, or examined by Vino & Veritas Society in any way and Vino & Veritas Society is not responsible for the content, availability, advertising, products or other materials of any such Linked Sites, or any additional links contained therein. These links do not imply Vino & Veritas Society's endorsement of or association with the Linked Sites. It is your sole responsibility to comply with the appropriate terms of service of the Linked Sites as well as with any other obligation under copyright, secrecy, defamation, decency, privacy, security and export laws related to the use of such Linked Sites and any content contained thereon. In no event shall Vino & Veritas Society be liable, directly or indirectly, to anyone for any loss or damage arising from or occasioned by the creation or use of the Linked Sites or the information or material accessed-through these Linked Sites. You should direct any concerns to that site's administrator or webmaster. Vino & Veritas Society reserves the exclusive right, at its sole discretion, to add, change, decline or remove, without notice, any feature or link to any of the Linked Sites from the Web Site and/or introduce different features or links to different users.
SPECIAL NOTICE: THE LINKED SITES MAY CONTAIN CONTENT AND GRAPHICS THAT CONTAIN SEXUALLY EXPLICIT MATERIAL UNSUITABLE FOR MINORS, OR THAT MAY OTHERWISE BE OFFENSIVE. IF YOU ENTER THESE LINKED SITES, YOU ASSERT THAT YOU ARE OF LEGAL ADULT AGE IN YOUR JURISDICTION TO VIEW SUCH MATERIALS AND THAT THE VIEWING, READING, AND/OR DOWNLOADING OF CONTENT FROM THESE LINKED SITES DOES NOT VIOLATE THE COMMUNITY STANDARDS OF YOUR LOCALITY, CITY, TOWN, COUNTY, STATE, PROVINCE, COUNTRY OR OTHER COMMUNITY TO WHICH YOU BELONG, AND/OR FROM WHICH YOU ACCESS THESE LINKED SITES.
From time to time, Vino & Veritas Society may offer as part of the Services, either on or through the Web Site, badges, contests, promotions, simulations or games (collectively, “Promotions”). To participate in Promotions, users may be required to complete an additional registration form. Upon submission, all registrations become the exclusive property of Vino & Veritas Society. Registered users (each, a “Registered User”) are permitted only one account. Registered Users with more than one account are subject to immediate disqualification from any Promotion, unless the description of the Promotion expressly invites a user to register multiple times. Vino & Veritas Society, at its sole discretion, may suspend or revoke the registration of any Registered User.
Registered Users agree to release Vino & Veritas Society and its agents, advertisers, sponsors or promotional partners, from all liability arising from participation in any of Promotion located on, or accessed through, the Web Site. Vino & Veritas Society is not responsible for technical, hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions which may limit any Registered User's ability to participate in any Promotion.
Each Registered User agrees to be bound by the rules of any Promotion and by the rules of fair play and consideration of fellow Registered Users. A Registered User who violates any of the rules or guidelines for behavior published on the Web Site, or the site where the Promotion is conducted, is subject to immediate disqualification and revocation of their registration. Vino & Veritas Society is under no obligation to award any prize to any Registered User who violates a published rule or guideline.
Some Promotions may offer prizes to Registered Users. All prizes are subject to the official game or contest rules published with respect to that Promotion.
Vino & Veritas Society reserves the right to cancel, terminate or alter any Promotion or the rules thereof at any time without prior notification.
All materials contained in this Web Site and the Services are the copyrighted property of Vino & Veritas Society and its affiliates or licensors. As between Vino & Veritas Society and you, Vino & Veritas Society is the sole owner of all content on the Web Site and the Services, including without limitation, all applicable U.S. and non-U.S. copyrights, patents, trademarks, and trade secrets, and other intellectual property rights thereto. Except as otherwise specifically provided in these Terms and Conditions, you may not download or save a copy of the Web Site, the Services or any portion thereof, for any purpose. You may, however, print a copy of individual screens appearing as part of the Web Site solely for your personal, non-commercial use or records, provided that any marks, logos or other legends that appear on the copied screens remain on, and are not removed from the printed or stored images of such screens. All title and intellectual property rights in and to the content of the Linked Sites is the property of the respective content owner and may be protected by applicable copyright or other intellectual property laws and treaties.
This Web Site is not intended to be a children's site, therefore, some of the available information may concern certain topics that may not be appropriate for children. Vino & Veritas Society may, at its discretion, require users under 18 to obtain the consent of a parent or guardian to view certain content, and Vino & Veritas Society may limit access to certain content to users above a specified age. You agree to abide by any such restrictions, and not to help anyone avoid these restrictions.
THE WEB SITE AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS,””WHERE IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE,” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. WITHOUT LIMITATION OF THE FOREGOING, VINO & VERITAS SOCIETY SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO: (i) ANY WARRANTIES CONCERNING THE AVAILABILITY, ACCURACY, APPROPRIATENESS, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, USEFULNESS, OR OTHERWISE OF THE CONTENT OF THE WEB SITE OR SERVICES; AND (ii) ANY WARRANTIES OF TITLE, WARRANTY OF NON-INFRINGEMENT, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THIS DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY APPLIES TO ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY CAUSED BY THE WEB SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION AS A RESULT OF (1) ANY ERROR, OMMISSION, DELETION OR DEFECT IN THE CONTENT, OR (2) ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF, OR USE OF RECORD, WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, DEFAMATION OR UNDER ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION. VINO & VERITAS SOCIETY DOES NOT WARRANT OR GUARANTEE (1) THAT ANY PORTION OF THE WEB SITE OR SERVICES WILL BE FREE OF INFECTION BY VIRUSES, WORMS, TROJAN HORSES OR ANYTHING ELSE MANIFESTING CONTAMINATING OR DESTRUCTIVE PROPERTIES; OR (2) THAT ACCESS TO THE WEB SITE OR SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE.
IN NO EVENT WILL VINO & VERITAS SOCIETY, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, MEMBERS EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SPONSORS, ADVERTISERS, PARENTS, AFFILIATES, SUCCESSORS OR ASSIGNS, BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTY (i) FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE AVAILABILITY, USE, RELIANCE ON, OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEB SITE OR SERVICES, EVEN IF VINO & VERITAS SOCIETY OR ITS AGENTS SHALL HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE; OR (ii) FOR ANY CLAIM ATTRIBUTABLE TO ERRORS, OMISSIONS, OR OTHER INACCURACIES IN, OR DESTRUCTIVE PROPERTIES OF THE WEB SITE OR SERVICES. BECAUSE SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, IN SUCH STATES OR JURISDICTIONS, VINO & VERITAS SOCIETY'S LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Upon a request by Vino & Veritas Society, you agree to defend, indemnify and hold Vino & Veritas Society, its affiliates, officers, directors, members and employees harmless from any and all claims, liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, arising in any way from your use or misuse of the Web Site or Services, or the uploading, posting, publishing, emailing, reproduction, distribution or transmission of any Content or other materials by you or users authorized by you or any violation of these Terms and Conditions by you. Vino & Veritas Society reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will cooperate with Vino & Veritas Society in asserting any available defense.
Copyright infringement is not allowed on the Services, and Vino & Veritas Society will, in appropriate circumstances, terminate the account of any repeat infringer. If your copyright has been infringed by any content on the Services and you did not grant a license for this use by uploading your copyrighted work to the Services, you may submit a notice that meets all of the requirements of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), 17 U.S.C 512(c)(3), to our Copyright Manager at abuse@VinoansVeritasSociety.com.
Your notice must include: (1) electronic or physical signature of the copyrighted work owner (or person authorized by the copyright owner), (2) a description of the copyrighted work, including the URL where the infringing content is available, or a copy of it, (3) contact details of the person submitting the notice, including email address, telephone, and mailing address, (4) statement in “good faith belief” that the work is not authorized by the copyright owner, and (5) a statement by the sender that all of the above information is accurate, and that the person sending the notice is either the copyright owner or is authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner. Upon receiving a notice satisfying these requirements, Vino & Veritas Society will take whatever action, in its sole discretion, it deems appropriate, including removal of the challenged content from the services.
You agree that the laws of the State of Colorado, excluding its conflicts-of-law rules, shall govern these Terms and Conditions. Please note that your use of the Web Site may be subject to other local, state, national, and international laws. You expressly agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any claim or dispute with Vino & Veritas Society or relating in any way to your use of the Web Site resides in the courts of the State of Colorado, and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of the State of Colorado, in connection with any such dispute and including any claim involving Vino & Veritas Society or its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, contractors, officers, directors, telecommunication providers and content providers.
We control and operate this site from our offices in Denver, Colorado. We do not represent that materials on the site are appropriate or available for use outside of Denver, Colorado. Persons who choose to access this site from other locations do so on their own initiative, and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.
Any inquiries concerning these terms and conditions of use should be directed to info@VinoandVeritasSociety.com
If any part of this agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed in a manner consistent with applicable law to reflect, as nearly as possible, the original intentions of the parties, and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.
You shall not transfer, assign, sublicense nor pledge in any manner whatsoever, any of your rights or obligations under these Terms and Conditions. Vino & Veritas Society may transfer, assign sublicense or pledge in any manner whatsoever, any of its rights and obligations under these Terms and Conditions to a subsidiary, affiliate, or successor thereof or to any third party whatsoever, without notifying you or receiving your consent.
If you have any questions about this policy or our site in general, please contact us at info@VinoandVeritasSociety.com
Vino & Veritas Society may modify the Terms of this Agreement in any way and at any time without notice to you, and you agree to be responsible for making yourself aware of any modification of the Terms and to be bound by any modification of the Terms when you continue to access or use the Services after any such modification. As a matter of courtesy, Vino & Veritas Society endeavors to inform its community members of any such changes. These Terms supersede all prior agreements between you and Vino & Veritas Society pertaining to the Services. Except for the statements in this document and the documents expressly incorporated herein by reference, no statement by Vino & Veritas Society or anyone associated with Vino & Veritas Society, whether verbal or written, can modify or supplement the Terms of this Agreement unless the modification or supplement is stated expressly in writing by referring to this Agreement.
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