Terms of Use

WineTasteTV is for individuals who are 21 years of age and older.  We encourage the responsible and legal consumption of wine and other alcoholic beverages.

Your use of this Web site is subject to these Terms of Service ("Terms"). We may modify these Terms at any time without notice to you by posting revised Terms on our site. Your use of our site constitutes your binding acceptance of these Terms, including any modifications that we make.

Some of the Services may be subject to additional posted conditions. Your use of those Services is subject to those conditions, which are incorporated into these Terms by reference. In the event of an inconsistency between these Terms and any additional posted conditions, the provisions of the additional conditions shall control.

We have the right, but not the obligation, to take any of the following actions in our sole discretion at any time and for any reason without giving you any prior notice:

  1. Restrict, suspend or terminate your access to all or any part of our Services;
  2. Change, suspend or discontinue all or any part of our Services;
  3. Refuse, move or remove any material that you submit to our site for any reason;
  4. Refuse, move or remove any content that is available on our site;
  5. Deactivate or delete your accounts and all related information and files in your account;
  6. Establish general practices and limits concerning use of our site.

You agree that we will not be liable to you or any third party for taking any of these actions.

You understand and agree that our Service may include communications such as service announcements and administrative messages from us and that these communications are considered part of the Service. You will not be able to opt out of receiving these messages.

WINETASTETV CONTENT

Our site includes a combination of content that we create, that our partners create and that our users create. All materials published on our site, including, but not limited to, written content, photographs, graphics, images, illustrations, marks, logos, audio or video clips or programs, and Flash animation, are protected by our copyrights or trademarks or those of our partners. You may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce, create derivative works of, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display or in any way exploit any of the materials or content on our site in whole or in part.

You are solely responsible for all materials, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, that you upload, post, e-mail, transmit or otherwise make available on our site ("Your Content"). You certify that you own all intellectual property rights in Your Content. You hereby grant us, our affiliates and our partners a worldwide, irrevocable, royalty-free, nonexclusive, sublicensable license to use, reproduce, create derivative works of, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display, transfer, transmit, distribute and publish Your Content and subsequent versions of Your Content for the purposes of (i) displaying Your Content on our site, (ii) distributing Your Content, either electronically or via other media, to users seeking to download or otherwise acquire it, and/or (iii) storing Your Content in a remote database accessible by end users, for a charge. This license shall apply to the distribution and the storage of Your Content in any form, medium or technology now known or later developed.

Our site contains content that we create as well as content provided by third parties. This content includes, among other things, video clips, documentaries and articles. We do not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of the content on our site, and you may not rely on any of this content. Without limitation, we are not responsible for postings by users in the user opinion, message board or feedback sections of our site.

You may be exposed to content that you find offensive, indecent or objectionable, or that is inaccurate, and you bear all risks associated with using that content. We have the right, but not the obligation, to remove any content that may, in our sole discretion, violate these Terms or that is otherwise objectionable.

USER GENERATED CONTENT

By uploading, commenting or otherwise adding content to the site, each creator of a user submission agrees that:

  • You are solely responsible for your User Submissions and any consequences of posting or publishing them.
  • You affirm, represent and/or warrant that you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to use and authorize WineTasteTV to use all patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights in and to any and all User Submissions to enable inclusion and use of the User Submissions in the manner contemplated by the Web site and these Terms of Service. 
  • You retain your ownership rights in your User Submissions but by uploading or otherwise placing your User Generated Content on/to WineTasteTV.com, you hereby grant WineTasteTV.com and ChannelWorksTV a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable and transferable license to. The above licenses granted by you in User Comments are perpetual and irrevocable. 
  • You further agree that you will not submit material that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to post the material and to grant WIneTasteTV all of the license rights granted herein. If WineTasteTV is properly notified that any User Generated Submission infringes on another's intellectual property rights, the disputed content will be removed without notice to the submitter. WineTasteTV does not permit infringement of copyright or intellectual property rights on its website.

REQUESTS TO REMOVE CONTENT

If you believe that content you own has been copied and made accessible in a manner that violates your intellectual property rights, please review our copyright page.

INDEMNIFICATION

You hereby agree to indemnify, defend and hold WineTasteTV and all of our officers, directors, owners, employees, agents, information providers, affiliates, partners and licensors (collectively, the "WineTasteTV Parties") harmless from and against any and all liability, losses, costs and expenses (including attorneys' fees) incurred by any WineTasteTV Party in connection with any claim, including, but not limited to, claims for defamation, violation of rights of publicity and/or privacy, copyright infringement or trademark infringement arising out of:

  1. Your use of our site; 
  2. Any use or alleged use of your accounts or your passwords by any person, whether or not authorized by you; 
  3. The content, the quality or the performance of content that you submit to our site;
  4. Your connection to our site;
  5. Your violation of these Terms; or
  6. Your violation of the rights of any other person or entity.

We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify us, and you agree to cooperate with our defense of these claims.
 
THIRD-PARTY SITES, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

Our site contains links to other Internet sites owned by third parties. Your use of each of those sites is subject to the conditions, if any, that each of those sites has posted. We have no control over sites that are not ours, and we are not responsible for any changes to or content on them. Our inclusion on our site of any third-party content or a link to a third-party site is not an endorsement of that content or third-party site.

Your correspondence or related activities with third parties, including payment transactions and goods-delivery transactions, are solely between you and that third party. You agree that we will not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any of your transactions with third parties. Any questions, complaints or claims related to any product or service should be directed to the appropriate vendor.

WINETASTETV FEE-BASED SERVICES

Some of the Services may require you to pay a fee, as described in the specific conditions included where those Services are offered. You agree to pay all fees and charges that you incur. Unless otherwise noted, all currency references are in U.S. dollars. We may, upon notice if required by applicable laws, at any time change the amount of, or basis for determining, any fee or charge, or institute new fees or charges. All fees and charges are payable in accordance with payment terms in effect at the time the fee or the charge becomes payable.

PRIVACY POLICY

All of the information that we collect from you, such as registration information, is subject to our privacy policy. For more details, please review our privacy policy.

YOUR CONDUCT ON OUR SITE

If we request registration information from you, you will provide us with true, accurate, current and complete information. You will promptly update your registration to keep it accurate, current and complete. If we issue you a password, you may not reveal it to anyone else. You may not use anyone else's password. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your accounts and passwords. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your passwords or accounts or any other breach of security. You also agree to exit from your accounts at the end of each session. We will not be responsible for any loss or damage that may result if you fail to comply with these requirements.

The technology and the software underlying our site and services are the property of WineTasteTV, our affiliates and our partners. You agree not to copy, modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, assign, distribute reverse-engineer, grant a security interest in or otherwise transfer any right to the technology or software underlying our site or services. You agree not to modify the software underlying our site in any manner or form or to use modified versions of such software, including (without limitation) for the purpose of obtaining unauthorized access to our site.

Without limiting the foregoing, you agree that you will not use our site to take any of the following actions:

  1. Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights of others;
  2. Publish, post, upload, e-mail, distribute or disseminate (collectively, "Transmit") any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful content;
  3. Transmit files that contain viruses, corrupted files or any other similar software or programs that may damage or adversely affect the operation of another person's computer, our site, any software or hardware, or telecommunications equipment;
  4. Advertise or offer to sell any goods or services for any commercial purpose unless you have our written consent to do so;
  5. Transmit surveys, contests, pyramid schemes, spam, unsolicited advertising or promotional materials, or chain letters;
  6. Download any file that you know or reasonably should know cannot be legally obtained in such manner;
  7. Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or the source of software or other material;
  8. Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying any public area within our site;
  9. Collect or store personal information about other end users;
  10. Interfere with or disrupt our site, servers or networks;
  11. Impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, an WineTasteTV representative, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
  12. Forge headers or manipulate identifiers or other data in order to disguise the origin of any content transmitted through our site or to manipulate your presence on our site;
  13. Take any action that imposes an unreasonably or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;
  14. Engage in any illegal activities.

You agree to use our bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities and/or message or communication facilities (collectively, the "Forums") only to send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to that particular Forum.
 
If you choose a user name that, in our sole discretion, is obscene, indecent, abusive or that might otherwise subject us to public disparagement or scorn, we reserve the right, without prior notice to you, to automatically change your user name, delete your posts from our site, deny you access to our site, or any combination of these options.

Unauthorized access to our site or use thereof is a breach of these Terms and a violation of the law. You agree not to access our site by any means other than through the user interface that is provided by WineTasteTV for accessing our site. You agree not to use any automated means, including, without limitation, agents, robots, scripts or spiders, to access, monitor or copy any part of our site, except those automated means that we have approved in advance and in writing.
Use of our site is subject to existing laws and legal process. Nothing contained in these Terms shall limit our right to comply with governmental, court and law-enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of our site.

DISCLAIMERS

We disclaim any responsibility for the deletion, the failure to store, the misdelivery or the untimely delivery of any information or material. We disclaim any responsibility for any harm resulting from downloading or accessing any information or material on the Internet using search results from our site. We disclaim any responsibility for, and if you subscribe to one of our fee-based services you will not be entitled to a refund as a result of, any service outages that are caused by our maintenance on the servers or the technology that underlies our site, failures of our service providers (including telecommunications, hosting and power providers), computer viruses, natural disasters or other destruction or damage of our facilities, acts of nature, war, civil disturbance or any other cause beyond our reasonable control.

WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT OUR SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. IN ADDITION, WE DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE CONTENT ON OUR SITE. OUR SITE AND ITS CONTENTS ARE DISTRIBUTED ON AN "AS IS, AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. ANY MATERIAL THAT YOU DOWNLOAD OR OTHERWISE OBTAIN THROUGH OUR SITE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK, AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY POTENTIAL DAMAGES TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM YOUR DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL. NEITHER WE NOR ANY OF OUR PARTNERS MAKES ANY WARRANTY THAT (i) OUR SITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (ii) OUR SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE, (iii) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF OUR SITE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, (iv) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION OR OTHER MATERIAL THAT YOU PURCHASE OR OBTAIN THROUGH OUR SITE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS, AND (v) ANY ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED. NEITHER WE NOR ANY OF OUR PARTNERS MAKE ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WITH RESPECT TO OUR SITE, ANY CONTENT OR ANY OF OUR SERVICES, TOOLS, PRODUCTS OR PROPERTIES. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOU WILL ASSUME THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND THE PERFORMANCE OF OUR SITE AND THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF ITS CONTENT.

NEITHER WE NOR OUR PARTNERS SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE OUR SITE, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH STATES, OUR LIABILITY AND THAT OF OUR THIRD-PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS AND THEIR RESPECTIVE AGENTS SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

ARBITRATION

WineTasteTV may elect to resolve any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Terms or our site by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any such controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party.

The arbitration shall be conducted in Washington, D.C., at the sole discretion of WineTasteTV, and judgment on the arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. Either you or we may seek any interim or preliminary relief from a court of competent jurisdiction in San Francisco, California, or New York, New York, necessary to protect the rights or the property of you or WineTasteTV Inc. (or its agents, suppliers and subcontractors), pending the completion of arbitration.

MISCELLANEOUS

We may be required by state or federal law to notify you of certain events. You hereby acknowledge and consent that such notices will be effective upon our posting them on our site or delivering them to you through e-mail. You may update your e-mail address by visiting the Services where you have provided contact information. If you do not provide us with accurate information, we cannot be held liable if we fail to notify you. You have the right to request that we provide such notices to you in paper format, and may do so by contacting us at this address:

WineTasteTV
4455 Connecticut Ave, NW
Suite C-100
Washington, DC 20007

Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
 
You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of our site or these Terms must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.

These Terms, including all terms, conditions and policies that are incorporated into these terms by reference, constitute the entire agreement between you and WineTasteTV and govern your use of our site, superceding any prior agreements that you may have with us.

If any part of these Terms is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superceded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision, and the remainder of the Terms shall continue in effect.