Terms of Use

  1. Introduction

    Vinium Pty Ltd (ABN 91 168 444 540) (Vinium) is the owner and operator of an internet based market platform (Platform) consisting of the website at URL address: www.withwine.com (Website) and the mobile application: WithWine (App) located within the iTunes App Store.

    These Terms of Use are important and govern your use of the Platform. Please read them carefully. By using the Platform you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use. Vinium reserves the right to change these Terms of Use at any time without notice and by using the Platform you agree to be bound by such changes. If you do not agree with the Terms of Use please do not use the Platform.

    These Terms of Use do not relate to your use of any product, service, process or technology described on the Platform and you are referred to the individual product warranty relevant to that particular product, service, process or technology.

    To report any problems regarding any of the Platform’s components, please contact Vinium at:

    Email: hello@withwine.com

  2. Privacy Policy

    The Vinium Privacy Policy is incorporated into and forms part of these Terms of Use.

  3. Intellectual property rights

    Vinium is the owner of all right, title and interest (including present and future copyright) in the Platform.

    All material including domain names, names, text, graphics, images, photographs, illustrations, diagrams, logos, buttons, icons, software, and all products, services, processes and technologies described on the Platform (Material) are owned exclusively by Vinium, its related bodies corporate or others who have licensed their material to Vinium (unless expressly indicated otherwise).

    For the avoidance of any doubt, the words WithWine and all product and service names, design marks and slogans are the trade marks or service marks of Vinium.

  4. Your use of the Platform

    You are granted a non-exclusive, non-assignable and non-transferable licence to use this Platform only under these Terms of Use.

    You may use the Platform and view and access the Material only for your personal and non-commercial use. Nothing in these Terms of Use or the Platform will be construed as granting to you ownership of the Material or any proprietary right to the copyright, trade marks, patents or other intellectual property rights of Vinium, its related bodies corporate or any third party.

    You may not sell, modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, republish, licence, frame, upload, transmit, post, communicate or use the Materials except:

    • as expressly authorised either on the Platform or in these Terms of Use; or
    • as authorised in writing by Vinium.

    You may not use any trade mark or service mark appearing on this Platform without the prior written consent of Vinium or the owner of the trade mark.

    You must not use any so-called spider or similar automated software or device to use or access the Platform or the Materials in any way.

  5. Your responsibilities

    You may only use the Platform for lawful purposes, in a responsible and co-operative manner, and in accordance with these Terms of Use.

    It is your responsibility to ensure that your use of the Platform complies with the Terms of Use and to seek prior written permission from Vinium for any uses not expressly permitted.

    Vinium prohibits the use of the Platform, for any of the following:

    • transmitting or posting any message, information, data, text, software or images, or other materials (Content) that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, sexually explicit, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libellous, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable or invasive of another's right of privacy;
    • impersonating any person or entity or to falsely state or to otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
    • posting or transmitting any Content that you do not have a right to reproduce, display or transmit or that infringes the rights of any person, or entity;
    • posting or transmitting any Content that contains a virus or corrupted data;
    • using any device, software, or routine that interferes with or attempts to interfere with the proper functionality of the Platform;
    • attempting to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software that makes up the Platform or the Materials or for the purpose of creating derivative works from the Platform.

    You will have further responsibilities depending on how you use the Platform.

    As a producer of wine (Seller) you may use the Platform to offer and sell wine to buyers (Buyer).

    As a Seller of wine:

    Please add as first item under "As a Seller of wine:"

    • You undertake that you have the necessary licence and approvals from your relevant governing body to sell, supply and ship alcohol to users of the Platform and that these licences and approvals are current. You undertake that your use of the Platform is in no way outside the limitations of your licence or approvals. You undertake that your use of the Platform will adhere to the requirements and obligations of your licence and approvals and that Vinium is in no way, shape or form, liable or responsible for your failure to meet these requirements and obligations.
    • You agree to list items and shipping charges at or below the price you offer them on your own website or at your cellar door;
    • It is your responsibility to ensure that any products listed for sale are available for sale and dispatch to a customer. If any products are no longer available for sale and dispatch it is the responsibility of the seller to immediately mark those products as not available for sale;
    • It is your responsibility to ensure that products purchased are dispatched to the customer in a reasonable timeframe. Vinium may contact you if we can see that you have not dispatched products in a reasonable timeframe;
    • It is your responsibility to issue tax invoices for the wine that you sell to your customers. We only issue payment receipts. Don’t worry, we make this easy by offering CSV export of your orders;
    • You understand that we take a 12.5% commission of the total dollar amount processed through our payment gateway. That includes the cost of the wine you sell and any shipping fees you list;
    • It is your responsibility to manage all returns and refunds as per our Returns and Refunds Policy. Vinium, at its own discretion, may choose not to refund any fees or commissions to you should a buyer seek to return products or apply for a refund;
    • It is your responsibility to ensure that your own shipping and returns policies are clearly outlined and up to date;
    • It is your responsibility to ensure that order and/or shipping statuses are correct and up to date;
    • It is your responsibility to adhere to and fulfil your shipping, returns and refunds policies;
    • It is your responsibility to communicate directly with the buyer should they have any questions or issues;
    • It is your responsibility to ensure that you do not post links to any external online stores or marketplaces;
    • It is your responsibility to ensure that all product images and descriptions are correct and up to date;
    • It is your responsibility to ensure that all company, billing and payment details are correct and up to date. Vinium is not responsible for the verification of the bank accounts into which the proceeds from sales that occur on the Platform are paid into; nor is Vinium responsible for the provision of any form of compensation should a user of the Platform enter the banking details of an account that is not the account owned by the billing entity;
    • It is your responsibility to ensure that those products listed by you are your original work unless expressly stated;
    • It is your responsibility to ensure that you do not take actions that would cause a violation of Vinium’s Privacy Policy. You are not to use customer data for any means other than for the purposes in which that data was provided to you.

    Any seller determined to have breached any of the outlined responsibilities above may be removed from WithWine without warning

    As a Buyer of wine:

    • It is your responsibility to ensure that you understand you are entering into an agreement to purchase a product from the seller and not from Vinium;
    • It is your responsibility to ensure you have read and accept the seller's shipping and returns policies and any other policies or terms outlined by the seller before purchasing a product. Vinium is not responsible in the instance that a seller does not ship an order; does not ship an order within a reasonable timeframe; or ships an order that is incorrect, damaged or incomplete;
    • It is your responsibility to ensure you communicate with the seller should you have any product or order enquiries;
    • It is your responsibility to engage with the seller before purchase, should you have any questions or concerns about product or seller validity. Vinium is not responsible for the provision of any form of compensation should a buyer purchase an illegitimate product or a product from an illegitimate seller that is not authorised to sell that product;
    • It is the responsibility of the buyer to supply correct and up to date delivery information upon purchasing through WithWine.
    • You accept that a seller may cancel your order for any reason and that Vinium is not responsible for any disruption this may cause. Should an order be cancelled you will receive a full refund.

    Responsible Service of Alcohol

    Under Australian laws, alcoholic beverages can only be sold or supplied to persons aged 18 years of age or over. By opening a WithWine account and/or placing an order you are confirming to us that you are at least 18 years of age. If outside of Australia you must be of legal drinking of your country of residence.

    Vinium encourages the responsible consumption of alcohol and also recommends that alcohol only be enjoyed in moderation.

  6. Submissions to Vinium

    If you are invited to post Content on the Platform by Vinium, Vinium reserves the right (but assumes no obligation) to remove or amend any such Content. Vinium reserves the right not to accept unsolicited Content or other material.

    By submitting any Content to any public or non-public areas of this Platform, you automatically grant Vinium the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, transferable right and licence to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, distribute, translate, create derivative works from, perform and display such content (in whole or part) worldwide or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed, without restriction or compensation.

    You also warrant that the holder of any rights, including moral rights in such Content, has completely and effectively waived all such rights and validly and irrevocably granted to you the right to grant to Vinium the rights and licence stated above. Subject to the foregoing, the owner of such Content placed on our Platform retains any and all rights that may exist in such Content.

  7. Career information

    Vinium may from time to time request applications from people interested in seeking employment with Vinium. Vinium may not confirm receipt or otherwise respond to an employment application but will endeavour to retain such application for a period 6 months from the date of receipt. Notwithstanding the previous section titled Submissions to Vinium, Vinium will protect your employment application in accordance with the Vinium’s Privacy Policy.

  8. Usage information

    All usage information displayed on this Platform, if any, is presented in summary form only and is intended to provide general consumer understanding of the intended operation and benefits of the Vinium’s products displayed from time to time on this Platform.

  9. Links and connections to other parties and other sites

    The Platform may contain links or other connections to websites operated by parties other than Vinium (Links). These Links are provided for convenience only. If you use a Link to access a third party website, you do so entirely at your own risk. Vinium’s inclusion of Links or other connections to third party websites does not imply any endorsement of the material on them or any association with their owners or operators. Websites accessed via Links may contain advertisements by other people. These advertisements are not recommendations or endorsements by Vinium and Vinium is not responsible for the products and/or services being advertised.

  10. Disclaimers, warranty exclusions and limitation of liability

    You acknowledge and agree that use of this Platform is at your sole risk. Vinium makes no representation or warranty:

    • as to the availability of any product, good, service, process or technology described on the Platform;
    • that the functions contained in the Platform or your access to the Platform will be error-free;
    • that any defects on the Platform or the Materials will be corrected;
    • that any information, apparatus, product, software or process used or disclosed on the Platform or any Material accessible from the Platform will be accurate, up to date, complete or useful; or
    • that the Platform or the server which stores and transmits the Material to you are free from viruses or any other harmful components.

    To the fullest extent permitted by law, Vinium, its related bodies corporate and their officers, employees, agents and contractors (Group) disclaims all warranties of any kind (whether express or implied) in relation to the Platform and the Material and will not be liable for any direct or indirect damage (including special and/or consequential damage, such as loss of business, loss of profits or loss of data) which results from any use or access of, or any inability to use or access the Platform or the Material even if Vinium or any other member of the Group was made aware of the possibility of such damages.

    Without limitation to the foregoing, the Group acknowledges that the laws in certain jurisdictions including Australia may imply warranties and conditions or impose obligations on the supply of goods and services through or by means of the Platform which cannot be excluded, restricted or modified except to a limited extent. If any such laws apply, then to the fullest extent permitted by the law of the relevant jurisdiction and in the case of Australia to the extent permitted by the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth), the Group limits its liability and if any liability remains it will be limited to any one or more of the following in its sole discretion:

    • in the case of any goods, the replacement or repair of the goods, or the supply of equivalent goods, or the payment of the cost of repairing or replacing the goods or supplying equivalent goods; and
    • in the case of any services, the supply of the services again or the payment of the cost of having the services supplied again.

    Without limitation to the foregoing, you agree that the liability of Vinium and the Group, if any, arising out of any kind of legal claim or action in any way connected to the Platform or the Material will not exceed the sum of AUD$1.00.

  11. Indemnity

    You indemnify the Group from and against all claims, actions, liabilities, costs and expenses (including legal costs on a full indemnity basis) resulting from your failure to comply with these Terms of Use.

  12. Termination

    Vinium may, in its sole discretion and without prior notice to you, terminate your licence to access to the Platform and the Materials if you breach these Terms of Use.

  13. Agreement

    These Terms of Use represent the entire binding agreement between you and Vinium, and our respective successors and assigns, and supersede any and all prior understanding, statements or representations, whether electronic, oral or written, regarding Vinium, the Platform, or the information and contents on the Platform.

  14. Waivers of any obligation or right

    No waiver of any obligation or right by Vinium will be effective unless in writing and executed by Vinium.

  15. Applicable law

    The Platform is controlled by Vinium from its offices in Sydney, Australia. Vinium makes no representation that the Material or the Platform is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who chose to access the Platform from locations outside of Australia do so at their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.

    These terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of New South Wales, Australia and you irrevocably and unconditionally submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of New South Wales, Australia.

    If any provision in these Terms of Use is found to be invalid or unenforceable by a court of New South Wales, such invalidity or unenforceability will not affect the reminder of these Terms of Use which will continue in full force and effect.

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