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This SCMP Wine Circle website winecircle.scmp.com (“Website”) is owned by South China Morning Post Publishers Limited (“the Company”).

Your access to the Website is conditional on your acceptance and compliance with the terms, conditions, notices and disclaimers below and elsewhere on the Website (known collectively as “Terms and Conditions”).

By using the Website, you will be deemed to have accepted these Terms and Conditions.


Use of the Website

The Website and its content are for your personal, non-commercial use. You cannot use the Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited. You must not do or cause the doing of any act which would impair or interfere with the operation or security of the Website.

The Company may at any time terminate, restrict or suspend your use of or access to any part or all of the Website, without any liability to the extent permissible under law. It can effect such termination, restriction or suspension without giving any reasons and/or without any prior notice.

You should not use our Website or purchase any goods or services using our Website if you are a minor or below the legal age to purchase alcohol.

Some parts of the Website are areas restricted to the members of the SCMP Wine Circle (“Members”) and they may contain Member information. Only registered Members can access such areas.


Copyright and Trade Mark Information

The Company has all rights, title and interests in the pages and contents of the Website including but not limited to text, graphics, and icons ("Documents") and the Company's trade name, logos, trade marks and designs.

The Company does not grant you, or anyone acting on your behalf, any permission or authorisation to print, copy, reproduce, distribute, transmit, upload, download, store, display in public, alter, or modify any of the Documents save and except for the downloading and printing of Documents only for record-keeping purposes to the extent permissible under law.

The Company does not grant you, or anyone acting on your behalf, any permission or authorisation to use, or permit others to use the Company's icons, site addresses, or any other means to hyperlink other Internet sites with any page in the Website unless the Company gives you prior written approval.

Any unauthorised downloading, re-transmission or other copying or modification of the Documents or any use other than that described above is strictly prohibited.


Anonymous Browsing and Privacy Policy

Visitors can browse our Website on an anonymous basis. We have not configured our Website to collect any personal information from your computer without your input. This means we will not know your identity and/or personal data about you unless you, as an anonymous visitor, voluntarily and knowingly provide us with such information.

The Company will take all reasonable measures to ensure that any information you choose to transmit to it will remain confidential. Please read our Privacy Policy here.


Cookies

We may use cookies to enhance the experience on the Website.

(i) For anonymous Website visitors

Cookies are text files that we place in your computer’s browser to store your preferences. Such preferences are aggregate statistics or facts which can help us in improving the services of the Website and/or SCMP Wine Circle.

We cannot know from cookies your personally identifiable information unless you choose to supply us with such information by registering to be a Member. However, once you provide your personally identifiable information, such information may be linked to the data stored in the cookies.

You can choose to turn off the cookies on your browser settings, and this should not affect your browsing of this Website.

(ii) For Members

We use cookies to understand how you use the Website and to improve its services. We may use cookies to personalize your experience on the Website (for example, to recognize your name when you return to the Website), save your Membership username and/or password in password-protected areas and to offer you such products or services as you appear to prefer.

We use cookies to facilitate log in, online purchases and personalizing your shopping experience. You can choose to turn off cookies on your browser settings but this would make logging in, purchasing and personalizing your experience on the Website impracticable.


Disclaimers and Liability

The material contained in this Website has either been created or owned by South China Morning Post Publishers Limited or provided by Kerry Wines Limited. All reasonable efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of the contents of the Website.

Notwithstanding all efforts made by the Company to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of the contents of the Website, the Company is not responsible or liable for, to the extent permissible under law:

(i) any use or reference to the Website, or for any inaccuracies, omissions, mis-statements or errors in the said material (including information regarding the wine and other products, services, pricing or availability); and/or

(ii) any economic or other loss which may be directly or indirectly caused by any visitor to the Website or other person who obtains access to the material on the Website.

The Company does not warrant or represent that your access to the Website will be uninterrupted or error-free or that any information, data, content or other material accessible in connection with the Website will be free of computer viruses, bugs or other harmful components, to the extent permissible under law.

The Website is provided "as is" without warranties of any kind and the Company disclaims all warranties, whether express or implied, to the maximum extent permitted by law, including but not limited to warranties as to fitness for purpose, non-infringement of intellectual property or proprietary rights or compatibility between the Website and any software or hardware.

You accept that there may be risks in your use of the Website, including the submission of any personal information.

The material on the Website is for general information only. Unless expressly agreed with you, nothing in the Website contains professional advice or any binding commitment upon the Company in relation to the availability of the good or services which it provides.

You agree to indemnify and keep the Company, its officers and employees indemnified from and against any liability, loss, claim or damage which arises out of or is caused by your breach of these Terms and Conditions and/or your use of the Website.


Amendment of the Terms and Conditions

The Company may amend the Terms and Conditions at any time without prior notice. Your continued use of the Website after any such amendment constitutes acceptance of the amended Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to the Terms and Conditions or any revised version of the Terms and Conditions, please do not use the Website.


Governing Law

These Terms and Conditions are governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of Hong Kong. You agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Hong Kong courts.


Miscellaneous

In the event of any provision of these Terms and Conditions being found by any court or administrative body of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, the invalidity or unenforceability of such provisions shall not affect the other provisions of these Terms and Conditions. All provisions not affected by such invalidity or unenforceability shall remain in full force and effect.

These Terms and Conditions are written in the English language and may be translated into Chinese. In the event of any inconsistency between the English version and the Chinese version, the English version shall prevail.