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1) Subscription

Access to certain Relevant Information is only available to subscribers.

2) Independence

Submission bottles from third parties are accepted for the sole purpose of independent evaluation and commentary on grapeobserver.com.

If submission bottles have been reviewed, such fact is disclosed in the review as “Source: sample” or “Source: submission”.

3) Copyright

You may reproduce or refer to part of the Relevant Information but only if credit is given to “Sean Mitchell, grapeobserver.com” and the material is not misrepresented. The author asserts copyright in all of the Relevant Information and reproduction without written permission is prohibited by law.

4) Important limitations and disclaimers

The Relevant Information:

(a) is provided on an “as is” basis and without any warranty of any kind. No representation is made regarding its accuracy or completeness;

(b) is current only at the date of publication and, without limiting paragraph (a), no representation is made as to its correctness on or after this date;

(c) is subject to change or deletion without notice; and

(d) if an opinion, is a personal opinion and general information only and not a statement of fact or advice. The Relevant Information may not be objectively verifiable and is a point in time personal impression. Your own preferences and tastes always must guide you.

No responsibility is taken for:

(a) third party comments on this website and they are not an endorsement. Third party comments may be deleted or changed without notice; and

(b) for the contents of any linked website or any link contained in a linked website. Entry to and use of such websites is entirely at your own risk. Links are provided for convenience only. Once you click a link, you exclude grapeobserver.com from any liability arising in any manner whatsoever. Access to third party sites and use of their products and services is entirely at your own risk. Further you also acknowledge that the material on any linked websites may not comply with the laws in force in Australia or any other country.

5) Exclusions and limitations of liability

To the maximum extent permitted by law, all liability to any person for loss or damage of any kind (however caused, including by negligence) arising from or relating in any way directly or indirectly to the Relevant Information and/or any use of grapeobserver.com is excluded completely. Where any law implies a warranty into these terms of use which may not lawfully be excluded, then to the maximum extent permitted by law, liability for breach of the warranty will be limited, at my option, to the supply by me of the services again.

6) Responsible drinking

Grapeobserver.com supports a responsible attitude to the consumption of wine and alcohol and discourages abuse and inappropriate consumption.

7) Governing law and submission to jurisdiction

These terms of use are governed by the laws of the State of Victoria in Australia. All parties expressly submit to the jurisdiction of the Courts of that State for the purposes of determining any dispute.