Terms and Conditions
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To protect our content, any use beyond what is granted here will result in termination of your subscription and we reserve the right to seek damages, legal fees and costs. Due to the ease of downloading and capturing images of digital content, no refunds are available under any circumstances.
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By signing up for a Private Subscription with kerinokeefe.com, you are deemed to accept the terms of the agreement, including the terms related to to use of the site and its content, which refers to all visual and editorial content, reviews and scores posted currently or in the past on the site.
The Private Subscription is solely for natural persons or entities that wish to read and consult the site’s content for their own personal knowledge and enjoyment. Private subscribers are not allowed to repost, copy, publish, archive, republish, reproduce, distribute, transmit, disseminate, license, sub-license in part or in full any of the content on kerinokeefe.com, nor modify or make any derivative works from the content, in any manner and place and in any printed or digital format including social media. The site content includes all wine scores and notes available in the present and past on the Site.
Wine and beverage industry professionals wanting to mention, share, post wine scores and reviews, all of which are part of our content, in their marketing and communication formats of any kind do not qualify for a Private Subscription.
If you do not qualify for a Private Subscription, then you have no right to the site’s content under this Agreement. If you do not qualify as a Private Subscriber but wish to use our content for professional or any other use, please check the Commercial Subscription Agreement.
The Private Subscription is not transferable to any third party. Sharing access to your account with others is a violation of the Agreement and is grounds for immediate termination of your subscription without a full or partial refund of your subscription fee.
The Private subscription is solely for personal knowledge. Therefore, any score or tasting note posted by a wine supplier (winery or wine merchant) on any marketing support (website, social media, etc.) visible to its clients or to the general public, cannot be reposted by any other party unless they are themselves Commercial Subscribers and adhere to the Commercial Subscription agreement. Wineries, wine merchants, importers and distributors may reproduce the scores of their wines in their marketing material only if they are a Commercial Subscriber and abide to the agreement.
Your personal subscription allows you and only you to access the site via a personal computer or a mobile device. Each private subscriber will be given 1 log-in upon registration. A log-in is non-transferable.
You must select a log-in name and password when you subscribe. Sharing your log-in name and password is a violation of this agreement and will result in immediate termination of your subscription, without full or partial refund of your subscription fee.
You may not make simultaneous use of an account on more than one device at the same time. If you want to access the site on more than one device at the same time, you will need to obtain an additional subscription for each concurrent usage.
Using the site via computer programs, software programs or routines, or by another means, including but not limited to Web robots, crawlers or spiders designed to systematically download content in any manner, is specifically and strictly prohibited.
By signing up for a Commercial Subscription with kerinokeefe.com you are deemed to accept the terms of the agreement, including the terms related to to use of the site and its content, which refers to all visual and editorial content, reviews and scores posted currently or in the past on the site.
The Commercial Subscription is exclusively for entities or natural persons engaged in the following: 1) the retail or wholesale sale of wine, 2) licensed importation or distribution of wine on either at the retail or wholesale level, 3) the licensed commercial wine production, or 4) the operation of a restaurant, wine bar or other establishment that serves wine.
If you do not qualify for a Commercial Subscription, then no right to the content on kerinokeefe.com is granted to you under this Agreement.
If you are in the business of providing marketing, education, digital or information services related to wine or the wine industry, or operating an online marketplace, whether specifically for wines or for various products including wine (where you list wines for sale on a consignment basis, and/or you do not retain stock of the wines sold in your sales channels), you do not qualify for a Commercial Subscription. If for any reason you do not qualify for a Commercial Subscription, you can write to [email protected] to inquire about alternative solutions to access the site.
Outside of the single business associated with the Commercial Subscription, you may not share, resell or subdivided the Commercial Subscription among other parties.
As a Commercial Subscriber, your use of the Site and this subscription is limited solely to 1) use by you and your employees accessing the Site via a personal computer or a mobile electronic device that provides access to the Internet (a “Device”) and 2) use in connection with your business.
Each Commercial Subscriber will be assigned 1 log-in upon registration. You may purchase additional log-ins if necessary from the Site. Each log-in should be only assigned to one employee/ representative. Each log-in is non-transferable.
You must select a log-in name and password for each log-in at the time you subscribe or at the time of purchase of each new log-in. Only one person may use each log-in name at a time. Sharing your log-in name and password with others (except as described below) is a violation of this Agreement and is grounds for immediate termination of your subscription, without a full or partial refund of your subscription fee.
Each log-in you obtain provides access to the Site pursuant to this Agreement through a single log-in name and password on any one Device. You may not make concurrent or simultaneous use of a log-in on more than one Device at any one time. Should you wish to access kerinokeefe.com on more than one device at the same time, you will need to obtain an additional subscription for each concurrent usage.
You are permitted limited use of the Site Content on your website, blogs and on flyers and promotional materials solely in connection with the direct sale or distribution of wine, and solely as permitted by this Agreement.
The Commercial Subscription allows use of Site Content of up to two hundred (200) individual tasting notes and scores, with no more than 50 reviews from any single article or report. Any retention of a review or score, whether through a public website or internal databases, is considered a use of that content.
Any reference to site content shall be accompanied by a reference (and link if possible) to kerinokeefe.com.
Images and stickers referencing site content, with no reference to kerinokeefe.com are not allowed.
The Commercial Subscription allows limited use of Articles and Regional Reports, as long as kerinokeefe.com is referenced. Republishing partial or entire articles is not permitted.
Companies with multiple brands/wineries must purchase a Commercial Subscription for each separate brand.
Digital applications, data aggregator sites, or media sites may not copy, display, modify, perform, prepare derivative works of, distribute, publish or commercialize – digitally or in print – any portion of Site Content, including scores alone, without prior written permission from kerinokeefe.com. In addition, you may not share Site Content with any third parties – in digital or printed form.
All the information provided on kerinokeefe.com is the copy righted property of Kerin O’Keefe and kerinokeefe.com. Private Subscribers of kerinokeefe.com may save and use information contained therein only for personal use. No other use, including reproduction, re-transmission, modification or editing of the site content is allowed without prior written permission of Kerin O’Keefe. The full or partial reproduction of articles published on kerinokeefe.com in any digitial or printed format is not allowed under the Private or Commercial subscriptions.
Limitation of Liability
By subscribing to kerinokeefe.com you agree that under no circumstance will kerinokeefe.com or Kerin O’Keefe be liable for any direct or indirect damages with respect to the accuracy of the information, the availability of the service, the responsiveness of the service or your use of information provided to you by the service. We will use every reasonable effort to assure the accuracy and availability of the service.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
This Agreement shall be construed, interpreted and determined in accordance with the laws of Switzerland.
Modifications to this agreement
We reserve the right to change and update these terms and conditions without notice. You are responsible for regularly checking these terms and conditions as they apply to you when you use the Website. Your only alternative, should you no longer wish to be bound by this agreement, is termination of your use of the service. No full or partial refunds will be offered in such an event.