This Agreement governs the limited permission Sonoma Cutrer (“Brand”) grants for establishing a hyperlink between a user’s website and the “Brand’s” SonomaCutrer.com (“Site”). The “Brand” is the Brown-Forman Corporation brand featured on the Site. By creating a hyperlink between your website and the Site, you agree to be subject to this Agreement. So, if you are willing to agree to the following requirements (and submit the information required below), you may link to our site:
A. This Agreement applies only to the Site.
B. You may link by using only standard text hyperlinks, such as those shown above. You may not link by using any trademark, service mark, logo, or other proprietary images, brand names, icons or other intellectual property of the Brand either on the Site or in any website source code (such as a meta tag) and no such rights are granted herein.
C. You agree that each site on which the link will appear shall conform and be in compliance with the following guidelines:
Each site shall only market products to adults and shall have an independently audited demographic indicating at least 70% of its site visitors are of legal drinking age. The age when a person is considered an “adult” will vary among countries. When a country has adopted either a “minimum drinking age” or “minimum purchase age,” such legal requirements will define what is an “adult” for purposes of this Agreement.
Each site will comply with the laws, local industry codes and regulations, including any limitations or restrictions, imposed by the governments of the markets in which our products or your products are marketed or sold. No site will use religious or other cultural symbols in a way that is likely to offend a particular religious or ethnic group. No site will use sexual slang, situations or depictions, or exploit the human form in any manner that offends local standards of decency.
With respect to the promotion and use of beverage alcohol, none of the sites on which the link will appear will violate, nor will they contain any content prohibited by, the Code of Responsible Practices for Beverage Alcohol Advertising and Marketing of the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) available at www.discus.org/industry/code/code.htm. You agree not to use the link on any website that disparages the Brand, the Site, or the Brand’s products or services, or which infringes on the Brand’s or Brown-Forman Corporation’s or its affiliates’ intellectual property or other rights. You agree not to use the link on any website that contains, or links to any other websites that contain obscene, discriminatory, offensive, political or pornographic material of any kind.
You may not create frames around our web pages or use other techniques that alter in any way the visual presentation or appearance of our Sites.
You may link only to the opening page for each of the Brand’s Sites and you may not skip the web pages requiring the viewers of our Sites to verify their age.
You may link to the Site only by accepting this Agreement and by completing our contact form.
You agree to indemnify and hold the owners of the Brand and its affiliates (“Brand and Affiliates”) harmless from and against any claims for damages or other claims, asserted against the Brand and Affiliates including without limitation all indirect liability claims, consequential damages, losses, liabilities, costs and expenses (including without limitation reasonable legal fees) arising you’re your website being linked to the Site.
The Brand reserves the right to terminate this Agreement and to seek the appropriate remedies against any action by you that does not conform to these terms and conditions.
You agree that you have entered into this Agreement as a matter of your own free will, and that you will not challenge the validity of this Agreement or its binding effect or enforceability.
Upon the termination of this Agreement, you shall immediately remove the link from your website(s). This Agreement cannot be modified except in a writing signed by both parties. This Agreement is subject to the substantive laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the state and federal courts resident therein, and you agree to be subject to the personal jurisdiction of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Jefferson County, and the federal court in Louisville, Kentucky with respect to this Agreement. No waiver of any right or action by either party shall be deemed a waiver of any other right or action, or of a continuing waiver of the right or action.
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Terms and Conditions of Use
To access this Website you must be of legal drinking age in the country where you reside. Please exit this Website immediately if you are not of a legal age for consuming alcoholic beverages in the country or territory in which you reside, or are in a country or territory where the access to this Website is not permitted.
1. Restricted Uses.
2. Description of the Services.
The Company provides users of the Website with access to content and services related to the Company’s products and concerning alcoholic beverages generally, including without limitation: (a) content such as information, drink recipes, audio and video clips, photographs, graphics, images, text, data, event information, links to third party websites, user comments, commentary, articles, opinions, postings and messages and (b) services such as “Profiles” (as defined in Section 8), “Forums” (as defined in Section 8), registration functionality, promotions (as described in Section 10) and interactive features (such content and services, collectively, the “Services”).
3. Use of Information/Materials.
You may print or have printed by a third party any downloadable information or materials offered on this Website provided that all of the following seven conditions are met:
4. Limited License.
Except for the limited license to download and print certain material/information from this Website for non-commercial and private purposes only, you have no right to use Company’s Proprietary Material. All rights with respect to Company’s Proprietary Material remain the exclusive property of Company or its affiliates.
5. Information Submitted Through the Website.
6. Registration; User Names and Passwords.
From time to time, certain sections of this Website may be restricted to registered users. Where a registration procedure applies, you may be required to register with Company in order to access certain areas of the Website. You may not register or make any “Submissions” (as defined in Section 8 (Profiles, Forums, and Submissions)) unless you are of legal age to purchase alcohol in your country or territory of residence and in the country or territory from which you are accessing the Website. With respect to any such registration, we may refuse to grant you, and you may not use, a username or email address that belongs to or is already being used by another person; that may be construed as impersonating another person; that violates the intellectual property or other rights of any person; that is offensive; or that we reject for any other reason in our sole discretion. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any password you may use to access the Website, and you agree not to transfer your password or user name, or lend or otherwise transfer your use of or access to the Website, to any third party. You are fully responsible for all transactions (including any information transmitted in connection with any transactions) and other interactions with the Website that occur in connection with your user name. You agree to immediately notify Company of any unauthorized use of your password or username or any other breach of security related to your account, your username or the Website, and to ensure that you "log off" and exit from your account with the Website (if applicable) at the end of each session. We are not liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with any of the foregoing obligations.
7. Rules of Conduct.
We expect users of the Website to respect the law as well as the rights and dignity of others. While using the Website and the Services, you agree to comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. In addition, your use of the Website and any Service is conditioned on your compliance with the rules of conduct set forth in this section, and failure to comply with these rules of conduct may result in termination of your access to the Website pursuant to Section 18 (Miscellaneous) below.
You agree not to:
Additionally, you acknowledge and agree that you (and not Company) are responsible for obtaining and maintaining all telecommunications, broadband, and computer hardware, equipment, and services needed to access and use the Website and for paying all charges related thereto.
8. Profiles, Forums, and Submissions.
If available, you may post certain information and materials on your “profile page” in connection with the Website (your “Profile”). Further, Company and/or its service providers may offer features through the Website that enable you to post information, photographs and other materials and images publicly (collectively referred to herein as "Forums"). All of the rules of conduct described in Section 7 above apply to Profiles and Forums. Additionally, without Company's express prior written consent, you may not use Profiles or Forums for any commercial purposes, including the promotion or advertisement of any goods, services or opportunities, and you may not use Profiles or Forums to solicit other Website visitors or users to visit or become members of, subscribe to or register with any commercial online service or other organization.
Information contained in the Profiles and Forums may be provided by third party visitors to the Website. Please note that Website visitors may post messages or make statements in the Profiles and Forums that are inaccurate, misleading or deceptive. Company and its group companies and their respective employees, officers, directors, shareholders, affiliates, agents, representatives, licensors, suppliers and service providers neither endorse nor are responsible for any opinion, advice, information or statements made in the Profiles and Forums by third parties. Without limitation, Company and its group companies and their respective employees, officers, directors, shareholders, affiliates, agents, representatives, licensors, suppliers and service providers are not responsible for any information or materials made available through the Profiles and Forums (including without limitation errors or omissions in Profiles and Forum postings or links or images embedded in a Profile or in Forum messages) or results obtained by using any such information or materials. Under no circumstances will Company or its respective employees, officers, directors, shareholders, affiliates, agents, representatives, licensors, suppliers or service providers be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on such information or materials. The opinions expressed in the Profiles and Forums reflect solely the opinions of the individuals who submitted such opinions and may not reflect the opinions of the Company.
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to edit any Submission and to choose to include or not include such Submission in a Profile, the Forums or otherwise in the Website. The Profiles and Forums include the opinions, statements and other content of third parties. We are not responsible for screening, monitoring or verifying such content, including such content's accuracy, reliability or compliance with copyright or other laws. Any opinions, statements or other materials made available by third parties through the Profiles and Forums or otherwise through the Website are those of such third parties and not of Company, and Company does not endorse any such opinions, statements or materials. We may remove objectionable statements or other content from the Website at any time if we deem removal to be warranted. Please understand that removal or editing of any Submission or other materials may not occur immediately.
You acknowledge and agree that Company has no control over, and shall have no liability for any damages resulting from, the use (including without limitation re-publication) or misuse by any third party of information voluntarily made public through the Forums or any other part of the Website. IF YOU CHOOSE TO MAKE ANY OF YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE OR OTHER INFORMATION PUBLICLY AVAILABLE IN A PROFILE OR A FORUM OR OTHERWISE ON THE WEBSITE, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK.
Company may (but has no obligation to) monitor, evaluate, alter, refuse to post or remove Submissions before or after they appear on the Website. Company may disclose any Submissions and the circumstances surrounding their transmission to anyone for any reason or purpose. If you become aware of any unlawful, offensive or objectionable materials(s) on the Website (except for material that infringes copyright, which is discussed in Section 17 (Claims of Copyright Infringement) below), please contact [[email protected]] with your name and address, a description of the material(s) at issue and the URL or location of such materials.
11. Links to or from Other Websites.
Except as otherwise expressly stated by Company on the Website, Company is not affiliated or associated with operators of any third party websites that link to or are linked from the Website. Company expressly disclaims any responsibility for the accuracy, content, or availability of information found on third party websites that link to or are linked from the Website. We cannot ensure your satisfaction with any products or services that are available through any third party site that links to or is linked from the Website because these third party sites are owned and operated by independent entities. We do not endorse any of the products or services, nor have we taken any steps to confirm the accuracy or reliability of any of the information, made available through any third party sites. We make no representations or warranties as to the security of any information (including without limitation credit card or other payment card and other personal information) that you may provide or be requested to provide to any third party, whether through such a third party site or otherwise.
YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIRD PARTY SITES AND RESOURCES AND ANY CONTENT, INFORMATION, DATA, ADVERTISING, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, OR OTHER MATERIALS ON OR AVAILABLE THROUGH SUCH SITES AND RESOURCES IS AT YOUR OWN RISK AND IS SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE APPLICABLE TO SUCH SITES AND RESOURCES.
Company shall have the right, at any time and at its sole discretion, to block links to the Website through technological or other means without prior notice.
12. Limitation of Liability and Disclaimers.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, THE WEBSITE AND ALL SERVICES, INFORMATION AND MATERIALS MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED TO YOU “AS IS” WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, AND COMPANY, ITS GROUP COMPANIES AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, SHAREHOLDERS OR AGENTS DISCLAIM ALL STATUTORY OR IMPLIED REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE WEBSITE AND ALL SERVICES, INFORMATION AND MATERIALS MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING THE REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF SATISFACTORY QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT AND TITLE. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, COMPANY MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY THAT ANY PARTICULAR SOFTWARE OR HARDWARE WILL BE COMPATIBLE WITH THE WEBSITE, AND YOU HEREBY AGREE THAT IT IS YOUR SOLE RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THAT ANY SOFTWARE OR HARDWARE YOU USE WILL FUNCTION CORRECTLY WITH THE WEBSITE. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, YOU AGREE THAT YOU MUST EVALUATE, AND THAT YOU BEAR ALL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH, THE USE OF THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING ANY RELIANCE ON THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR USEFULNESS OF ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIALS MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEBSITE.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, COMPANY, ITS GROUP COMPANIES AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, SHAREHOLDERS OR AGENTS WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR (A) ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OF ANY KIND IN CONNECTION WITH THE WEBSITE OR SERVICES, NOR FOR ANY DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF DATA, LOSS OF OTHER INTANGIBLES, LOSS OF SECURITY OF INFORMATION YOU HAVE PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR SERVICES, OR UNAUTHORIZED INTERCEPTION OF ANY SUCH INFORMATION BY THIRD PARTIES, EVEN IF ADVISED IN ADVANCE OF SUCH DAMAGES OR LOSSES AND (B) DAMAGES OF ANY KIND RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE, SERVICES OR FROM ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIALS ON THE WEBSITE. YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE WEBSITE OR THE SERVICES IS TO STOP USING THE WEBSITE. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, THE MAXIMUM LIABILITY FOR COMPANY, ITS GROUP COMPANIES AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, SHAREHOLDERS OR AGENTS FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES AND CAUSES OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE SHALL BE THE TOTAL AMOUNT, IF ANY, PAID BY YOU TO COMPANY TO ACCESS AND USE THE WEBSITE OR SERVICES.
14. Termination and Enforcement.
15. Governing Law.
16. Contacting Us.
17. Claims of Copyright Infringement.
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the “DMCA”) provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you believe in good faith that materials available on the Website infringe your copyright, you (or your agent) may send the Company a notice requesting that it remove the material or block access to it. If you believe in good faith that someone has wrongly filed a notice of copyright infringement against you, the DMCA permits you to send a counter-notice. Notices and counter-notices must meet the then-current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA. See http://www.copyright.gov/ for details. Notices and counter-notices should be sent to: Brown-Forman Corporation, c/o Julie Allen, 850 Dixie Highway, Louisville, Kentucky 40210 USA, Telephone 502-774-7592, Fax 502-774-7188, email: [email protected]
We suggest that you consult your legal advisor before filing a notice or counter-notice.
18. Important Note to New Jersey Consumers.
California Transparency in Supply Chains Act
Here at Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards, it’s our mission to embed our core values into the company’s local and worldwide winemaking and business practices. As part of that mission, we focus on our three most important resources: our rich vineyards, our award-winning wines, and the people who make possible everything we do. That care for our people extends to those who are employed by us and to ensuring that those who aren’t – including all members of our supply chain – are treated with dignity.
On January 1, 2012, the Transparency in Supply Chains Act came into effect which requires certain retailers and manufacturers doing business in California to publicly disclose their efforts, if any, to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from their supply chains.
We do not use any forced labor in our operations and we expect the same of our business partners and suppliers. Accordingly, all of our employees are charged with identifying and working with reputable suppliers that are committed to complying with all federal, state, and foreign laws regarding labor practices.
When we source from suppliers, we typically do so from suppliers located in the United States, and we typically do not engage suppliers from countries with an increased risk of human trafficking and slavery. We monitor supplier behavior and compliance to ensure that our suppliers meet our high standards. It is our policy to cease doing business with any supplier who participates in human trafficking or forced labor practices. If we discover a concern with one of our suppliers, we may require appropriate corrective action or terminate the relationship.
We have and are continuing to educate our employees who are involved in the procurement of goods and services about the Transparency in Supply Chains Act to guard against any use of forced labor in our supply chains.
© 2016 Brown-Forman Corporation. All rights reserved.
LAST UPDATED: November 1, 2016
Persons Under Legal Drinking Age Are Not Allowed
BFC maintains this Site for the use of individuals who are of legal age to consume alcoholic beverages under applicable law, and you must be of legal drinking age where you reside to access the Site or provide information to us. We do not solicit or knowingly collect personal information from persons under such legal drinking age, and we do not knowingly market our products or services to persons under such legal drinking age. [www.responsibility.org]
Information Voluntarily Provided by You
We may collect information that our visitors volunteer to us, including but not limited to name, date of birth, postal address, e-mail address, telephone numbers, cell phone numbers, gender, household information, consumption habits, product usage, attitudes and preferences regarding our products and other personal information (collectively, “Personal Information”). Any Personal Information you send us will be used for the purpose indicated on the Site or as stated in this policy.
Use of Personal Information
This Personal Information will be held by BFC and may be used by BFC and its affiliated companies and their agents, partners, or licensees. We will not sell, exchange or otherwise distribute your Personal Information to unaffiliated third parties without your consent, except to the extent required by law, or as set out below:
Agents and Service Providers. We sometimes contract with other companies and individuals to perform functions or services on our behalf. They may have access to Personal Information needed to perform their functions but are restricted from using the Personal Information for purposes other than providing services for us.
Business Transfers. In the event that our business is transferred to or merged with another company or entity, your Personal Information may be transferred to another company or entity that is part of the business transfer or merger.
The Personal Information we receive will be used in our marketing, promotion, and advertising of the Brand. As a result of providing us with your contact information, we may contact you by sending you mailings or other communications (electronic or otherwise) regarding the Brand’s products, services, promotions, or upcoming events that we believe may be of interest to you. We may also ask you (or have a service provider ask on your behalf) to participate in a survey seeking information or opinions related to our category of products.
In the course of ensuring network security and consistent service for all users, we employ software programs to do such things as monitor network traffic, identify unauthorized access or access to nonpublic information, detect computer viruses and other software that might damage our computers or the network, and monitor and tune the performance of our networks. In the course of such monitoring, these programs may detect such information as e-mail headers, addresses from network packets, and other information. Information from these activities is used for the purpose of maintaining the security and performance of our networks and computer systems.
We and our service providers may also use so-called "pixel tags," "web beacons," "clear GIFs" or similar means (collectively, "Pixel Tags") in connection with some Site pages and HTML-formatted e-mail messages to, among other things, compile aggregate statistics about Site usage and response rates. A Pixel Tag is an electronic image, often a single-pixel (1x1), that is ordinarily not visible to Site visitors and may be associated with Cookies on the visitors’ hard drives. When used in HTML-formatted e-mail messages, Pixel Tags can tell the sender whether and when the e-mail has been opened.
E-mails to Friends.
By using our send-to-a-friend functionality, you confirm that all friends you nominate to receive messages are of legal drinking age in the country where they reside and that they have consented to receive the email(s) from this Site that you request us to send.
We may have promotions or sweepstakes on our Site. When you enter a promotion or sweepstakes, we will ask for Personal Information about you. We will use this information for the purposes of administering the promotion or sweepstakes. We will also use and store this information for the purposes set forth under “Use of Personal Information” above unless you instruct us otherwise either through mechanisms provided with the entry form or by contacting us. Any additional uses for this information will be set forth in the Official Rules of the promotion.
Information Posted by Visitors
BFC may make available through the Site services such as message boards to which you are able to post information, photos, images and other materials. Please note that any information, photos, images or materials you disclose through such services or otherwise on the Site becomes public information, and may be available to visitors to the Site all over the world and to the general public. In addition, when you choose to make a posting on such services, certain personal data will be available for other users to view. We urge you to exercise discretion and caution when deciding to disclose personal data, or any other information, on the Site. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE USE OF ANY PERSONAL DATA YOU VOLUNTARILY DISCLOSE THROUGH THE SITE.
Also, please recognize that the individual forums and chat rooms may have additional rules and conditions. Each participant’s opinion on a forum or chat room is his or her own and should not be considered as reflecting our opinion.
Your Information and Opting-Out
Access to and Amendment of Information
You can ask to review and correct the Personal Information that we maintain about you by sending a written request to [Sonoma-Cutrer] Consumer Support, 850 Dixie Highway, Louisville, KY 40210 USA or via email at [email protected]
Information Storage and Security
This Site and all information that you submit through this Site is collected, stored, and processed in the United States. We use reasonable physical, electronic, and administrative safeguards to protect your Personal Information from unauthorized or inappropriate access. However, regardless of the effectiveness of our security measures, no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our database, nor can we guarantee that information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet. We ask that you do your part by, at a minimum, keeping any computer passwords you use to access the Internet or this Site strictly confidential.
Information Related to Employment
If you choose to submit your resume or apply for a position with us through this Site, we will use (and transfer, if necessary) the information you provide in order to evaluate your experience as it relates to potential employment opportunities with BFC or our affiliated companies throughout the world. We will use the information to contact you regarding any positions for which we believe you may be interested in submitting an application or other opportunities at BFC or our affiliates that we think may interest you.
Questions regarding this policy should be directed to Sonoma-Cutrer Consumer Support, 850 Dixie Highway, Louisville, KY 40210 USA or via email at [email protected]
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