PRIVACY & SECURITY

COLLECTION OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE
INFORMATION & USE OF COOKIES

When you visit our web site, we will record your visit only and will not collect any personally identifiable information (i.e. information that is about you and identifies you) from you unless otherwise stated. Cookies used (if any) in any part of our web site will not be deployed for collecting personally identifiable information. For your information, Cookies are small computer files that can be stored in web users' computers for the purposes of obtaining configuration information and analysing web users' viewing habits. They can save you from registering again when re-visiting a web site and are commonly used to track your preferences in relation to the subject matter of the web site. You may refuse to accept Cookies (by modifying the relevant Internet options or browsing preferences of your computer system), but to do so you may not be able to utilize or activate certain available functions in our web site.

TYPES OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION COLLECTED

At times, you may be required to give your personally identifiable information including, but not limited to, your name, gender, age, telephone number, home address, email address, credit card information, bank account number, occupation, household income, interests and favourite activities etc. Refusal to provide such information or provide incomplete or incorrect information may deny you access to certain parts of our web site, or may render us unable to handle an application or request you are making or may otherwise defeat the objectives of your visit. If you are under the age of 18, consent from your parent or guardian is required before you give us any personally identifiable information.

NOTICE ON DISCLAIMER, COPYRIGHT AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

1. Application. This notice applies to:

A. The use of Thewinerepublic.com;

B. All information stored on or receivable through this or any other Thewinerepublic.com server ("Information"); and by you ("the User"). These terms governs the use of www.thewinerepublic.com and limits the liability of The Wine Republic Limited (China) and its associated companies, subsidiaries, employees, agents, contractors and any third party Information provider (collectively "The Wine Republic") in relation to any such use, Information, goods and services.

2. Copyright

The Information may be protected under intellectual property laws and rights (including without limitation laws protecting copyright). If the User downloads, copies, transmits, publishes, stores or otherwise uses the Information without the consent of the owner of such rights, the User may infringe such laws or rights. It is the User's responsibility to determine whether any such infringement ("Copyright Infringement") will occur.

3. General Disclaimer

The Wine Republic expressly disclaims any responsibility, representation or warranty:

A. In relation to the quality, operation, use, accuracy, or timeliness of, or the fitness or use for any purpose of, Thewinerepublic.com or the Information;

B. In relation to any goods or services accessed, offered or obtained through Thewinerepublic.com or pursuant to the Information;

C. That any access to Thewinerepublic.com or the Information will be uninterrupted or error free or that the Information does not contain any viruses, or contaminating or destructive properties;

D. That the Information will not be objectionable or offensive to the User or any other person;

E. For any error, omission or misstatement in or arising from the Information.

The Wine Republic does not endorse or recommend any person, organisation, name, product or service referred to in the Information, nor does the Information constitute The Wine Republic’s views or opinions. The Wine Republic will not be a party to any transaction between the User and any third person in any way relating to the Information or made through sarmet.cn unless and only to the extent expressly stated in writing otherwise.

4. Limitation of liability

The Wine Republic shall not be liable to the User or any other person whether in tort, contract, statute or otherwise (including without limitation for negligence, breach of contract, defamation, or intellectual property right infringement) for:

A. Any direct loss;

B. Any consequential or indirect, incidental, special or exemplary loss (including without limitation loss of revenue or profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses); or

C. The User's liability to any other person, which is suffered or incurred by the User or any other person arising under or in any way out of the Information or thewinerepublic.com's use.

5. Confidentiality

The Wine Republic does not warrant (and accepts no responsibility for) confidentiality of any Information or data whether personal or otherwise transmitted through The Wine Republic. The Wine Republic's current practice is to take reasonable steps to maintain confidentiality.

6. Availability and suitability of services

The Wine Republic does not warrant that the Information or materials contained in thewinerepublic.com are current or accurate or that any of the products or services featured on thewinerepublic.com are available. The Wine Republic may change the materials appearing on thewinerepublic.com at any time without notice.

7. User's obligations

In consideration of The Wine Republic allowing the User access to the Information and/or thewinerepublic.com, the User agrees:

A. Not to carry out or allow any copyright infringement;

B. Not to use the Information or the User's access to watsonswine.com for any illegal, improper, obscene or defamatory purpose;

C. To take all steps to ensure the Information does not damage the User's Information or systems;

D. To ensure that all Information which you provide to watsonswine.com is true and accurate to the best of your knowledge;

E. To The Wine Republic conducting research on access to the Information;

F. To all The Wine Republic’s disclaimers and limitations of liability set out in this notice; and

G. To The Wine Republic’s personal data policies current from time to time applying.

8. Online Payment

Notwithstanding anything herein contained, The Wine Republic shall not be liable to you for and in respect of any loss or damage (including indirect and consequential losses and damage) suffered by you in connection with any on-line payments made by you by reason of :

A. any failure, delay, interruption, suspension or restriction of the transmission of any information or message from any payment gateways of the relevant banks and/or third party merchants for processing credit/debit/smart card or other payment facilitating mechanism;

B. any error in or omission from any information or message transmitted from the said payment gateways;

C. any breakdown, malfunction or failure of those gateways; and

D. anything arriving out of or in connection with them.

9. Modifications of Services

The Wine Republic reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the services of www.thewinerepublic.com (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that The Wine Republic shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Services.

10. Indemnity

User agrees to hold The Wine Republic harmless and indemnify The Wine Republic against all losses, damages, claim, demands, liabilities, costs (including legal costs), and expenses in connection with your use of Thewinerepublic.com in breach of the terms and conditions herein or negligence.

11. Availability and Suitability of Services

The Wine Republic does not warrant that the information or materials contained in www.watsonswine.com are current or accurate or that any of the products or services featured on thewinerepublic.com is available. The Wine Republic may change the materials appearing on www.thewinerepublic.com at any time without notice.

12. Law and Severability

The Terms shall be construed in accordance with, and this agreement is governed by the laws of the Peoples' Republic of China and each part of these terms and conditions shall apply to the extent permitted thereby. Any part of these terms and conditions which is prohibited or unenforceable in any jurisdiction is ineffective as to that jurisdiction only to the extent of the prohibition or unenforceability. That does not invalidate the remaining parts of these terms and conditions nor affect the validity or enforceability of that part in any other jurisdiction. Where these terms and conditions are available in Chinese, the English version is the governing version and shall prevail whenever there is a discrepancy between the two versions.