Terms of Service
Welcome to the Internet sites of Wine.com, LLC ("Wine.com"). Wine.com includes wine.com, and other Internet sites affiliated with Wine.com, LLC, (each a "Wine.com Site"). Each Wine.com Site is operated by Wine.com, LLC, and its affiliates (collectively referred to herein as "we," "us," or "our").
PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR USE OF THE WINE.COM SITE IS SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING TERMS ("TERMS OF SERVICE"). IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, DO NOT ACCESS OR OTHERWISE USE THIS WINE.COM SITE OR ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIALS CONTAINED ON THE SITE. YOUR USE OF THE WINE.COM SITE SHALL BE DEEMED TO BE YOUR AGREEMENT TO ABIDE BY EACH OF THE TERMS SET FORTH BELOW. THE TERMS OF SERVICE MAY BE UPDATED BY WINE.COM FROM TIME TO TIME WITH OR WITHOUT NOTICE TO YOU. YOUR CONTINUED USE OF THE WINE.COM SITE INDICATES ACCEPTANCE OF ANY MODIFICATIONS TO THE TERMS OF SERVICE.
You agree not to do any of the following while using the Wine.com Site:
- Intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable law or regulation.
- Access, tamper with, or use nonpublic areas of the Wine.com Site or Wine.com's computer systems. Unauthorized individuals attempting to access or tamper with these areas may be subject to prosecution.
- You will not access the Wine.com Site with any manual or automated process for any purpose other than to purchase Wine.com products and services as expressly allowed by these terms and conditions. Use of any automated system or software to extract data from the Wine.com Site (“data scraping”) is prohibited, regardless whether such use is for commercial or noncommercial purposes.
- Frame or link to the Wine.com Site except as permitted in writing by Wine.com.
The Sale of Alcoholic Beverages
Wine.com does not sell alcohol to persons under the age of 21. By using this site you swear and affirm that you are over the age of 21. Wine.com makes every effort to ensure that alcoholic beverages are not delivered to anyone who is under the age of 21. By using this site you are acknowledging that the person receiving a shipment of alcoholic beverages from Wine.com is over the age of 21. You also agree that any alcohol purchased from Wine.com is intended for personal consumption and not for resale. If you do not agree with these conditions of use please do not use this site. If you intentionally or unintentionally misrepresent your age in order to provide alcohol to a person under the age of 21 Wine.com will prosecute you fully to the extent allowable by law.
Title and Ownership
Title to, and ownership of, all wine passes from Wine.com to the purchaser at the warehouse and state it is purchased in and the purchaser takes all responsibility for shipping it from the warehouse to his/her home state. By arranging for transportation of the wine, Wine.com is providing a service to, and acting on behalf of the purchaser. By utilizing this service from Wine.com, the purchaser is representing that he/she is acting in a fashion compliant with his/her local and state laws regarding the purchase, transportation and delivery of wine. The purchaser represents that he/she has obtained any required permission, paid any required fees, is working through properly licensed intermediaries where required, is legally entitled to take possession of wine and is legally entitled to take quantities ordered and once again authorizes that he/she is 21 years of age.
Third Party Content and Monitoring
Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, events or other information or content expressed or made available on this Wine.com Site by third parties (including information providers and users) are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and not of Wine.com. Wine.com neither endorses nor is responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice, information, or statement made on this Wine.com Site by anyone other than authorized Wine.com employees acting in their official capacities.
Parental Control Protections
As required by the Communications Decency Act of 1996, Wine.com hereby notifies you that parental control protections (such as computer hardware, software, or filtering services) are commercially available that may assist you in limiting access to Content that may be harmful to minors. Among the many companies that provide Internet blocking and screening software are CyberPatrol, NetNanny, SurfWatch, and GuardOne. Wine.com does not sponsor or endorse any of these companies or their services.
The Wine.com Site may contain links to other web sites or resources. You acknowledge and agree that Wine.com is not responsible or liable for (1) the availability or accuracy of such web sites or resources; or (2) the content, advertising, or products on or available from such web sites or resources. The inclusion of any link on the Wine.com Site does not imply that Wine.com endorses the linked site.
10 Day Return Policy – Unused Products Only and Cancellations
Returns and cancellations are only accepted within 10 days of the date of purchase. To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.
To return your wine, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If the product is received by us in unused and undamaged condition and in its original packaging, we will refund your purchase.
Damaged in Shipment
If you receive your wine and it has been damaged during shipment, please email us at email@example.com within 3 days of receiving the shipment. Include a description of the damages and include pictures if possible. This information is extremely helpful to us in making sure that our products are packaged and shipped properly. We will arrange for the damaged products to be replaced.
Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund. If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within a certain amount of days.
We only replace items if they are defective or damaged. If you need to exchange it for the same item, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The risk of loss and title for Gift Certificate pass to the purchaser upon our electronic transmission of the Gift Certificate to the purchaser or designated recipient, or our delivery to the carrier, whichever is applicable. We are not responsible if any Gift Certificate is lost, stolen or destroyed or your Wine.com Balance or any Gift Certificate is used without your permission.
WINE.COM, GIFT CERTIFICATES, INC. ("WCGC") AND ITS AFFILIATES MAKE NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO GIFT CERTIFICATES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN THE EVENT A GIFT CERTIFICATE CODE IS NON-FUNCTIONAL, YOUR SOLE REMEDY, AND OUR SOLE LIABILITY, SHALL BE THE REPLACEMENT OF SUCH GIFT CERTIFICATE. CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.
Wine.com gift certificates are issued and sold by Wine.com Gift Certificates, Inc., an Idaho corporation. By visiting Wine.com, you agree that the laws of the state of Idaho, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these gift certificate terms and conditions.
Any dispute or claim relating in any way to Gift Certificates or your Wine.com Balance will be resolved by binding arbitration, rather than in court, except that you may assert claims in small claims court if your claims qualify. The U.S. Federal Arbitration Act and U.S. federal arbitration law apply to this agreement.
There is no judge or jury in arbitration, and court review of an arbitration award is limited. However, an arbitrator can award on an individual basis the same damages and relief as a court (including injunctive and declaratory relief or statutory damages), and must follow these terms and conditions as a court would.
To begin an arbitration proceeding, you must send a letter requesting arbitration and describing your claim to Wine.com, Inc. c/o Legal Department 222 Sutter Street Suite 450 San Francisco CA 94108. The arbitration will be conducted by the American Arbitration Association ("AAA") under its rules, including the AAA's Supplementary Procedures for Consumer-Related Disputes. The AAA's rules are available at www.adr.org or by calling 1-800-778-7879. Payment of all filing, administration and arbitrator fees will be governed by the AAA's rules. We will reimburse those fees for claims totaling less than $10,000 unless the arbitrator determines the claims are frivolous. Likewise, we will not to seek attorneys' fees and costs in arbitration unless the arbitrator determines the claims are frivolous. You may choose to have the arbitration conducted by telephone, based on written submissions, or in person at a mutually agreed location.
We and you agree that any dispute resolution proceedings will be conducted only on an individual basis and not in a class, consolidated or representative action. If for any reason a claim proceeds in court rather than in arbitration we each waive any right to a jury trial. We and you also agree that you or we may bring suit in court to enjoin infringement or other misuse of intellectual property rights. Any dispute relating in any way to Wine.com gift certificates shall be submitted to confidential arbitration in Boise, Idaho, except that, to the extent you have in any manner violated or threatened to violate Wine.com's intellectual property rights, Wine.com may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief in any state or federal court in the state of Idaho, and you consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in such courts.
WCGC reserves the right to change and update these terms and conditions from time to time in its discretion, and your continued use of this website represents acceptance of the revised terms and conditions.
All terms and conditions are applicable to the extent permitted by law.
Program Benefits: StewardShip members are entitled to free standard shipping on all eligible purchases.
Eligible Purchases: Free standard shipping is limited to products sold by Wine.com on www.wine.com or Wine.com mobile application that are shipped to continental United States addresses, excluding U.S. territories, possessions and protectorates. We may exclude products in our discretion. Standard shipping is not available in Alaska or Hawaii, so your order will be sent using an expedited method. You will be credited for standard shipping and charged an additional amount necessary to upgrade to expedited shipping. The shopping cart will indicate the shipping method and total charge on the final review page.
Conditions: You must have a Wine.com account to register for and use StewardShip. We reserve the right to accept or refuse membership in our discretion. You may not transfer or assign your StewardShip membership or any StewardShip benefits, including promotion codes for StewardShip memberships or benefits, except as allowed in these terms. Changing or combining orders, or changing your shipping address, speed, or preferences might affect StewardShip eligibility. Please note: We may ship the products by ground or air at our discretion (these options do not correspond to any carrier-branded shipping services); Our carriers usually do not pick-up or deliver packages on weekends or holidays; Promo code is valid only on orders placed from the Wine.com account that purchased the StewardShip program. Code cannot be used on any other Wine.com account. In cases of extreme weather where only expedited shipping is available, you will receive a credit for the cost of standard shipping. StewardShip cannot be given as a gift because it is tied to the account of the person purchasing it. Instead, we recommend a gift certificate. Evening, date-specific and by appointment shipments will receive a credit for the cost of standard shipping. We may exclude products with special shipping characteristics at our discretion. Your Wine.com StewardShip membership does not apply to orders placed through our Corporate Sales team. StewardShip members are not permitted to purchase products for the purpose of resale, rental, or to ship to their customers or potential customers using StewardShip benefits. From time to time, Wine.com may choose in its sole discretion to add or remove StewardShip membership benefits.
TERMS - CHANGES, TERMINATION AND LIABILITY
Termination by Wine.com: Wine.com may terminate your membership at its discretion without notice. If we do so, we will give you a prorated refund based on the number of full months remaining in your membership. However, we will not give any refund for termination related to conduct that Wine.com determines, in its discretion, violates these Terms or any applicable law, involves fraud or misuse of this membership program, or is harmful to our interests or another user. Wine.com’s failure to insist upon or enforce your strict compliance with these Terms will not constitute a waiver of any of its rights.
Limitation of Liability: IN ADDITION TO OTHER LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS IN WINE.COM'S TERMS OF SERVICE, IN NO EVENT WILL WE OR OUR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO STEWARDSHIP. OUR TOTAL LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, WILL NOT EXCEED THE LAST ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FEE YOU PAID. THESE EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY WILL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW AND WILL SURVIVE CANCELLATION OR TERMINATION OF YOUR MEMBERSHIP. CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.
Fees; Renewal:The annual membership fee for StewardShip is $49.00. This fee is non-refundable except as expressly set forth in these Terms. Taxes may apply on either or both of the membership fee and the reduced shipping charges for StewardShip and you are responsible to pay all such taxes. UNLESS YOU NOTIFY US BEFORE RENEWAL THAT YOU WANT TO CANCEL, YOU UNDERSTAND YOUR MEMBERSHIP WILL AUTOMATICALLY RENEW AND YOU AUTHORIZE US TO COLLECT THE THEN-APPLICABLE ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FEE AND ANY TAXES, USING ANY PAYMENT METHOD WE HAVE ON RECORD FOR YOU, AND TO CHARGE ANY CREDIT CARD, DEBIT CARD, OR ANY OTHER PAYMENT METHOD THAT WE HAVE ON FILE FOR YOU ONE OR MORE TIMES, FOR FULL OR PARTIAL AMOUNTS, AS REASONABLY NECESSARY FOR US TO COLLECT THE PAYMENTS DUE FROM YOU.
Membership Cancellation: If you cancel your membership before you have made any eligible purchases, we will refund your full membership fee.
Promotional Trial Memberships: We sometimes offer certain customers various trial or other promotional memberships, which are subject to these Terms except as otherwise stated in the promotional offers. Trial memberships cannot be canceled, but trial members can at any time choose not to upgrade to regular annual membership at the end of the trial period.
Recurring Wine Shipments.
- Frequency and Quantity. By enrolling in Picked you agree to receive six (6) bottles of wine at a frequency of your choosing (every 1, 2, or 3 months).
- Scheduling. You may accelerate or delay the date of your next shipment any time before your order is processed. Following orders, will be scheduled relative to the date of your last shipment and according to your chosen frequency.
- Target Price. The Target Price is the total pre-tax price point for your Picked shipments, which you set up during the enrollment process. The “Target Price” is the summation of the price points multiplied by the quantities of each type of wine. For example: (3 reds x $30) + (3 whites x $20) = Target Price of $150.
- Maximum Price. While we will do our best to match your pre-tax Target Price for each shipment, the actual pre-tax price may differ and vary from shipment to shipment. The actual pre-tax price may be less than the Target Price, but it will never exceed the Target Price plus $10 (the “Maximum Price”).
- Transparent Pricing. The price of each shipment is transparent and reflects the retail prices of the wine you receive. We do this so that you never doubt our incentives or the wine quality.
- Shipping & Taxes. Shipping is always free on your Picked shipments. Depending on your state, sales tax may be applied.
- Wine Experts. The wine expertise provided to you is always free. There are no hidden service fees baked into our pricing.
- Cancelations. You may cancel your Picked subscription at any time prior to your next shipment being confirmed by (i) selecting "Cancel" in your Picked Account Settings, (ii) emailing us at CS@wine.com from the email address currently associated with your account, stating that you want to cancel your subscription, or (iii) calling Wine.com Customer Care at 1-800-592-5870. If you cancel your subscription after an order has been shipped and not yet received, we will not be able to refund you for that order.
- Subscription Modifications. We will send you an email reminder seven (7) days prior to placing your next order. You can modify your subscription settings, provide feedback on your prior shipments, or cancel your subscription prior to and during that seven-day period.
Picked subscribers will receive free standard shipping on their subscription orders. Regular shipping charges apply to all other Wine.com orders, except for StewardShip members who have paid for an annual free shipping program.
- Shipping to Alaska and Hawaii. When shipping to Alaska or Hawaii, standard shipping is not available so your order will be sent using an expedited method. You will be credited for standard shipping and charged an additional amount necessary to upgrade to expedited shipping. Your order confirmation email and order details will indicate the shipping method and total charge.
100% Satisfaction Guarantee.
Your satisfaction is important to us. On your wine discovery journey with Picked, we will help you broaden your wine knowledge and palate. As a part of this process you will try new wines and provide us feedback on them. If at any time you feel as though a wine you received grossly missed the mark relative to the information and feedback you provided us, we will apply a credit to your next shipment equivalent to the price of that wine (the “Satisfaction Guarantee Credit”). In order to receive a Satisfaction Guarantee Credit, please contact us by (i) chatting a customer care agent on our website, (ii) emailing us at CS@wine.com from the email address currently associated with your account, or (iii) calling Wine.com Customer Care at 1-800-592-5870. When contacting Wine.com Customer Care, please reference the Satisfaction Guarantee Credit, your order number and the wine name.
We maintain the right to suspend or deactivate a customer’s Picked subscription if we believe they are abusing the Satisfaction Guarantee Credit privilege. The right to do so is entirely at the discretion of Wine.com.
Billing & Payment
- Credit Card. During the enrollment process you will provide a credit card to be used as your form of payment for your recurring subscription (“Subscription Card”). You may change your Subscription Card at any time from your Account Settings page. A Subscription Card is required even when using a Wine.com Gift Card, but it will not be charged until the Gift Card no longer has funds available.
- Recurring Subscription. By enrolling in Picked you agree that until you cancel your subscription, we may charge your Subscription Card on a recurring basis according to the frequency you selected. We will never charge you for an amount greater than the Maximum Price, plus applicable sales tax. You may cancel your subscription at any time, and/or reschedule an upcoming shipment prior to an order being placed.
- Representations. You represent that you will not use any credit card or other form of payment unless you have authorization to do so. We will not be liable in the event others acting with or without your permission use your credit card to make orders.
- Local Pickup and Delivery Locations. An adult signature is required to receive your wine. In order to ensure the best delivery experience, we recommend sending your Wine.com orders to a Local Pickup location (such as FedEx or Walgreens), your work address, or a doorman building. Find a Local Pickup location near you.
- Damaged in Shipment. If you receive your wine and it has been damaged during shipment, please email us at CS@wine.com within 3 days of receiving the shipment. Please include a description of the damages and pictures, if possible. This information is extremely helpful to us in making sure that our products are packaged and shipped properly. We will arrange for the damaged products to be replaced.
- Extreme Weather. If extreme weather impacts the transit route of your shipment, we will hold your order until it is safe to ship. You will be alerted via email in the event this occurs.
By accepting these Terms, you agree to receive email communications relating to your Picked orders and subscription. These emails may include, but are not limited to shipment confirmations, notifications of an upcoming order, information about the wine you received, and reminders to rate your wines.
Picked cannot be given as a gift because it is tied to the account and preferences of the person purchasing it. Instead, we recommend giving a Wine.com gift certificate.
Promo codes may not be applied to a Picked subscription. Free shipping is provided on every subscription order.
- You must have a Wine.com account in order to subscribe to Picked. We reserve the right to accept or refuse membership in our discretion.
- You may not transfer or assign your subscription or these benefits.
- Wine.com may terminate your subscription at its discretion without notice. Wine.com’s failure to insist upon or enforce your strict compliance with these Terms will not constitute a waiver of any of its rights.
Refer-a-Friend Terms and Conditions
Binding Agreement: By using the Site or participating in the Program, you are bound by these Terms and Conditions (“Terms”) and indicate your agreement to them. All of Wine.com's decisions are final and binding.
Privacy: The personal information collected, processed and used as part of the Program will be used in accordance with Wine.com’s Privacy Statement, which is available by link on the Site.
How the Program Works: You must be a legal resident of the United States of America and at least 21 years old to use the Site. Next, you must visit the Site and follow the on-screen instructions to refer friends, family members or colleagues. Users may refer a maximum of 25 friends, family members or colleagues during each session and a maximum of 500 times throughout the entirety of the Program. Once an individual makes a referral, he/she becomes a “Referrer” and will be provided with a unique referral link (“Personal Link”) that allows her to receive the benefit or reward advertised on the Site. Referred friends (“Friends”) must complete the referral as described in the referral message.
Restrictions: Referrers cannot refer themselves or create multiple, fictitious or fake accounts with Wine.com or participate in the Program as “Friends”. No user may use the Program to violate any law, infringe or violate the rights of any third party, or otherwise act in a manner that is deemed harassing, harmful, illegal, hateful, obscene or outside the spirit and intent of the Program. In addition, you may not (i) tamper with the Program, (ii) act in an unfair or disruptive manner, or (iii) use any system, bot or other device or artifice to participate or receive any benefit in the Program. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROGRAM MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE COMPANY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEY FEES) TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. Employees of Wine.com or any of its or their subsidiaries, affiliates or promotional agencies are not able to participate.
Rewards: By making a valid referral, you will receive Advocate Reward and your Friend will receive Friend Reward. Advocates, subject to change, can earn a maximum of 10 rewards per day. Friends can only get one reward, and must be a new customer. Advocate will receive their reward five days after Friend makes a qualifying purchase. These rewards may be redeemed in various forms in Wine.com's sole discretion. Restrictions may apply. For example, there may be a limitation on the number of referrals you can make, or if the reward is in the form of a gift card, gift certificate or voucher, it may be subject to the issuer’s terms and conditions. Rewards are subject to verification. Wine.com may delay a reward for the purposes of investigation. Wine.com may also refuse to verify and process any transaction for any reason.
Unless otherwise stated, rewards have no monetary value and may not be redeemed for cash. They are not transferable and may not be auctioned, traded, bartered or sold.
Liability: YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THE RELEASED PARTIES (DEFINED BELOW) SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF THE COMPANY WAS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES). By participating in the Program, you agree to defend, indemnify, release and hold harmless Wine.com, Extole, Inc., as the provider of the referral service, and their respective parent companies, affiliates and subsidiaries, together with their respective employees, directors, officers, licensees, licensors, shareholders, attorneys and agents including, without limitation, their respective advertising and promotion entities and any person or entity associated with the production, operation or administration of the Program (collectively, the “Released Parties”), from any and all claims, actions, demands, damages, losses, liabilities, costs or expenses caused by, arising out of, in connection with, or related to the Program (including, without limitation, any property loss, damage, personal injury or death caused to any person(s)) and/or the awarding, receipt and/or use or misuse of any benefit in the Program. To be clear, the Released Parties shall not be liable for any technical errors or malfunctions, data theft or corruption, any printing or typographical error, or any damage to any computer system resulting from participating in, or accessing or downloading information in connection with the Program. The Released Parties shall not be liable to any users for failure to supply any advertised benefit, by reason of any acts of God, any action or request by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not valid), or any other activity or action that is beyond any of the Released Parties’ control. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT POSSIBLE BY LAW, THE RELEASED PARTIES’ MAXIMUM LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROGRAM, REGARDLESS OF THE CAUSE OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, OR OTHERWISE), WILL NOT EXCEED $100.
Disclaimer of Warranties: YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT: (A) THE PROGRAM IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS AND WINE.COM EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS AND TERMS OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED BY STATUTE, COMMON LAW OR CUSTOM, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES AS TO PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OFFERED THROUGH THE USE OF THE PROGRAM, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT; (B) THE RELEASED PARTIES MAKE AND GIVE NO WARRANTY THAT (i) THE PROGRAM WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (ii) THE PROGRAM WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, AND (iii) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE PROGRAM WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS, AND (C) ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE PROGRAM IS ACCESSED AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK, AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR MOBILE DEVICE OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OR USE OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL.
Bulk Distribution (“Spam”): Each Referrer is the actual sender of the emails and must comply with applicable law. Referrals must be created and distributed in a personal manner that is appropriate and customary for communications with friends, colleagues and family members. By submitting any email address as part of the Program, the Referrer represents that he/she has the appropriate permission and consent. Bulk email distribution, distribution to strangers, or any other use of the services described herein in a manner that is not promoted is expressly prohibited and may be grounds for immediate termination and further legal action. Wine.com has no obligation to monitor the Program or any communications; however, Wine.com may choose to do so and block any email messages, remove any such content, or prohibit any use of the Program. Referrers who do not comply with the law, including anti-spam laws, are obligated to indemnify the Program Entities against any liabilities, costs and expenses it incurs as a results of such spam.
Sign-In Credentials: Users are responsible for maintaining the confidentially of any sign-in credentials and are fully responsible for all activities that occur through the use of them. Users agree to notify Wine.com immediately if they suspect unauthorized access to their account. Users agree that Wine.com will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from unauthorized use of their credentials.
Right to Cancel, Modify or Terminate: We reserve the right to cancel, modify or terminate the Program at any time for any reason. We reserve the right to disqualify any User at any time from participation in the Program if he/she does not comply with any of these Terms.
Protection of Content Provided by Wine.com and Its Licensors
All text, prices, graphics, logos, icons, images, audio clips and software on the Wine.com Site ("Site Content") are copyrighted materials owned by or licensed to Wine.com. The Site Content may contain trademarks, service marks and trade names which are owned by Wine.com and its affiliates, and may also contain brand and product names which are trademarks, service marks or trade names which are owned by certain third parties. Any Events described in the Site Content may be subject to other intellectual property rights, the exercise of which rights are expressly reserved by Wine.com, its affiliates, or third parties. "Wine.com" is a trademark of Wine.com. Unless authorized in writing by an officer of Wine.com, Wine.com's trademarks may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not Wine.com's, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits Wine.com. You may not sell, reproduce, distribute, copy, duplicate, resell, modify, display, publicly perform, prepare derivative works based on, frame, mirror, repost, exploit for any commercial purpose, or otherwise use any of the Site Content in any way for any public or commercial purpose without prior written consent of Wine.com or the rights holder. You may not use the Site Content on any other web site or in a networked computer environment for any purpose. If you violate any of these terms, your permission to use the Site Content will automatically terminate, you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of the Site Content, and we may end your authorization to use the Wine.com Site. Nothing contained in the Wine.com Site shall be construed as conferring any license or right under any copyright, trade secret, patent, trademark or other intellectual property rights ("IP Rights") of Wine.com, its affiliates, or any third party, and, except as provided in these Terms of Service, the exercise of all such IP Rights in the services, products, processes or technologies described in the Site Content are expressly reserved to Wine.com, its affiliates, and/or any third party, as applicable.
Copyrights and Designated Agent For Notification of Claims of Infringement
Wine.com respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide Wine.com's Designated Agent the following information:
Wine.com's Policy Concerning Claims of Infringement Written Notice of Copyright Claims.
Claims of infringement should be in writing and should be directed to Wine.com's designated agent as specified below. Please include the following information:
- A signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest that is allegedly infringed;
- A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
- A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the site;
- Your address, telephone number, and email address;
- A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
- A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.
WINE.COM will give you any necessary notices by posting them on the Wine.com Site. You authorize WINE.COM to send notices via electronic mail as well if WINE.COM decides, in its sole discretion, to do so. You agree to check the Wine.com Site for notices, and that you will be considered to have received a notice when it is made available to you by posting on the Wine.com Site.
Disclaimer of Warranties
ALTHOUGH WINE.COM ENDEAVORS TO PROVIDE CURRENT, ACCURATE AND RELIABLE INFORMATION ON THE WINE.COM SITE, IT DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE EVENTS OR THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY OR ANY USE OF INFORMATION ON THE WINE.COM SITE. WINE.COM DOES NOT WARRANT THAT YOUR USE OF THE WINE.COM SITE, OR THE OPERATION OR FUNCTION OF THE WINE.COM SITE, ANY COMPONENT THEREOF, OR ANY PRODUCTS, SOFTWARE OR SERVICES OFFERED IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE; OR THAT DEFECTS THEREWITH WILL BE CORRECTED; OR THAT THIS SITE OR ITS SERVER IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL ELEMENTS.
YOUR USE OF THE WINE.COM SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK AND YOU ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ALL COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ALL NECESSARY SERVICING OR REPAIR OF ANY EQUIPMENT YOU USE IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE. WINE.COM AND ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND ACCURACY OF THE WINE.COM SITE. THE WINE.COM SITE CONTENT PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS, OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL WINE.COM AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE WINE.COM SITE, THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE WINE.COM SITE, THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE WINE.COM SITE, THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SERVICES, OR FOR ANY EVENTS, INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WINE.COM SITE, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE WINE.COM SITE, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF WINE.COM OR ANY OF ITS SUPPLIERS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES.
IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE WINE.COM SITE, OR WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE WINE.COM SITE. THIS SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS SEPARATE AND INDEPENDENT OF ANY OTHER PROVISION THAT LIMITS WINE.COM'S LIABILITY OR YOUR REMEDIES.
Termination of your Wine.com Account
Wine.com may terminate your Wine.com Account with or without cause at any time effective immediately. If we terminate your Account without cause, we will refund on a prorated basis any portion of your Membership fee that you prepaid in advance for the remaining portion of your then-current Membership term.
Account Maintenance Fee
For any account that has been inactive for twelve consecutive months, Wine.com reserves the right to assess a maintenance fee of $1.00 per month. On the eleventh month of inactivity Wine.com will notify account owners of their inactivity and the scheduled maintenance fee via email. An inactive account is any account in which the user has not logged in twelve consecutive months.
No Responsibility to Sell Mispriced Products or Services
Wine.com shall have the right to refuse or cancel any orders placed for products and/or services listed at an incorrect price, rebate or refund, or containing any other incorrect information or typographical errors. Wine.com shall have the right to refuse or cancel any such orders whether or not the order has been confirmed and your credit card charged. If your credit card has already been charged for the purchase and your order is canceled, Wine.com shall immediately issue a credit to your credit card account in the amount of the charge.
Modifications to Prices or Billing Terms
WINE.COM RESERVES THE RIGHT, AT ANY TIME, TO CHANGE ITS PRICES AND BILLING METHODS FOR PRODUCTS OR SERVICES SOLD, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UPON POSTING ON THE SITE OR BY E-MAIL DELIVERY TO YOU.
Wine.com shall be excused from performance under this Terms of Service if Wine.com is prevented, forbidden or delayed from performing, or omits to perform, any act or requirement under this Terms of Service by reason of: (a) any provision of any present or future law or regulation or order of the United States of America, or any state thereof, (b) any act or omission of a third party, or (c) any act of God, emergency condition, war, computer or telecommunications failure or other circumstance beyond the control of Wine.com.
The following provisions shall survive any termination of these Terms of Service: No Warranty from Wine.com, Limitation of Liability, Indemnity and General Provisions.
Any dispute or claim relating in any way to your use of any Wine.com Service, or to any products or services sold or distributed by Wine.com will be resolved by binding arbitration, rather than in court, except that you may assert claims in small claims court if your claims qualify. The Federal Arbitration Act and federal arbitration law apply to this agreement.
There is no judge or jury in arbitration, and court review of an arbitration award is limited. However, an arbitrator can award on an individual basis the same damages and relief as a court (including injunctive and declaratory relief or statutory damages), and must follow the terms of these Conditions of Use as a court would.
To begin an arbitration proceeding, you must send a letter requesting arbitration and describing your claim to Wine.com c/o Legal Department 222 Sutter Street Suite 450 San Francisco CA 94108. The arbitration will be conducted by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) under its rules, including the AAA's Supplementary Procedures for Consumer-Related Disputes. The AAA's rules are available at www.adr.org or by calling 1-800-778-7879. Payment of all filing, administration and arbitrator fees will be governed by the AAA's rules. We will reimburse those fees for claims totaling less than $10,000 unless the arbitrator determines the claims are frivolous. Likewise, Wine.com will not seek attorneys' fees and costs in arbitration unless the arbitrator determines the claims are frivolous. You may choose to have the arbitration conducted by telephone, based on written submissions, or in person in the county where you live or at another mutually agreed location.
We each agree that any dispute resolution proceedings will be conducted only on an individual basis and not in a class, consolidated or representative action. If for any reason a claim proceeds in court rather than in arbitration we each waive any right to a jury trial. We also both agree that you or we may bring suit in court to enjoin infringement or other misuse of intellectual property rights.
By using any Wine.com Service, you agree that the Federal Arbitration Act, applicable federal law, and the laws of the state of California, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these Conditions of Use and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and Wine.com.
If you have any questions about these Terms of Service, please contact us.
The Terms of Service were updated October 26, 2020.