Wine Market Council (‘WMC’) is committed to protecting the online privacy of visitors and members to its website. We believe that greater protection of personal privacy on the Web will not only protect consumers, but also increase consumer confidence and ultimately their participation in online activities. At Wine Market Council, we intend to give you as much control as possible over your personal information. We hope the following privacy policy will help you understand how WMC collects, uses and safeguards information you provide to us on this site. This policy does not constitute any representation or warranty. Please also review the Terms and Conditions below, which governs the terms of our relationship.

Please read this privacy policy carefully. If you do not agree to our practices, please do not register, subscribe, create an account, make purchases or otherwise interact with WMC through or at the site. By visiting and using the features on the site (including mailing list sign up, wine club sign up, event registration and browsing), you accept the practices described in this privacy policy.

Personal Information – Wine Market Council will not collect any personally identifiable information about you (name, address, telephone number, email address) unless you provide it to us voluntarily. If you do not want your personal information collected, please do not submit it. Although we try to protect the security of your information and our system, due to the inherent open nature of the Internet, no transmission via the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result of this and other factors beyond our control, we cannot guarantee the security of the information that you transmit to or through the site. Therefore, you assume that risk by using the site.

Making Changes / Opting Out – You may access the personal information you have submitted to through the site by selecting “My Account”. From here you can make changes to your account and also opt-out of any marketing e-emails or newsletters by completing the unsubscribe form.

Required Disclosure – WMC reserves the right to disclose your information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process.

WMC reserves the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, with or without notice.

Submissions – All questions, remarks, suggestions, ideas, graphics or other information or content communicated to WMC or through this site will become the property of WMC. In addition, certain content that you submit on the site, such as posted comments, becomes publicly available information. WMC shall have no obligation to treat any submission as confidential and will not be liable for any ideas for its businesses, including but not limited to product or advertising ideas, and will not incur any liability as a result of any similarities that may appear in future WMC operations. WMC will be entitled to use any submission for any commercial or other purpose whatsoever, without compensating you or any other person sending the submission. You acknowledge that you are responsible for any submission you make and that you, and not Wine Market Council, have full responsibility for the message, including its legality, reliability, appropriateness, originality and copyright.

Access to and use of the website is governed by these terms and conditions, as well as applicable laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations. By accessing this site, you agree to abide by the terms and conditions set forth below. WMC reserves the right to update or revise these terms at any time with or without notice to you. Please check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of the site following any such change shall be deemed to indicate your acceptance of any modifications to these Terms and Conditions.

Accounts and Passwords – By using the site, you agree to assume sole responsibility for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer and the computers of your respective officers, agents, employees and any other individuals who may have or may gain access to your account and password. You also agree to assume sole responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or via use of your password. If you become aware of any unauthorized use of your password or of your account, you agree to notify WMC immediately.

User Content – As stated in the privacy policy, all questions, remarks, suggestions, ideas, graphics or other information or content communicated to WMC or through this site (“User Content”) will become the property of WMC. You will not be compensated for any User Content. By posting User Content on the site, you warrant and represent that you own the rights to the User Content or are otherwise authorized to post, distribute, display, perform, transmit, or otherwise distribute User Content.

Intellectual Property – By using this site, you acknowledge that the content (including but not limited to WMC reports and newsletters), images, logos, designs, icons and other such material available on and through this site are protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, or other proprietary rights and laws. WMC grants you a limited license to access and make personal use of the site and not to download (other than page caching) or modify it, or any portion of it, except with express written consent of WMC. This license does not include any resale or commercial use of this site or its contents; any collection and use of any product listings, descriptions, or prices; any derivative use of this site or its contents; any downloading or copying of account information for the benefit of another merchant; or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools. This site or any portion of this site may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express written consent of WMC. Any unauthorized use terminates the permission or license granted by WMC.

Links to other sites – Some Wine Market Council websites may contain links to other websites. Wine Market Council has no control over the privacy practices or the content of such websites. We recommend you carefully read the privacy policy of each site you visit. Also, any third-party sites to which we may provide links are not under our control. We do not assume any responsibility for the contents of any linked site, or for any potential damage arising out of or in connection with the use of any such link. In addition, the existence of a link between this site and any other site should not be construed as an endorsement by either us or the owner or proprietor of the linked site.

Cookies – From time to time, WMC may use the standard “cookies” feature of major browser applications that allows us to store a small piece of data on your computer about your visit to the site. Cookies help us learn which areas of our site are useful and which areas need improvement. You can choose whether to accept cookies by changing the settings on your browser. However, if you choose to disable this function, your experience at our Web site may be diminished and some features may not work as they were intended. We may use cookies to deliver content specific to your interests, to save your password so you don’t have to re-enter it each time you visit our site, or for other purposes. Promotions or advertisements displayed on our site may contain cookies. We do not have access to or control over information collected by outside advertisers on our site.

Outages – We use reasonable commercial efforts to keep the WMC available and operational, subject to necessary scheduled downtime for maintenance, unscheduled maintenance, and system outages. We cannot promise that access to the site will be uninterrupted or available at all times. We assume no liability or responsibility for any delay, interruption, or downtime of the site or access to information contained therein.

Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability – We make no representations or warranties of any kind as to: (a) the accuracy or completeness of the information or materials on the site and assume no responsibility for any errors or omissions in its content; (b) the availability for use of any copyrighted, trademarked or proprietary materials of third parties that may appear in this site; (c) computer viruses or other bugs that third parties may embed in or attach to this site without our knowledge or consent; (d) any software made available for downloading, copying or other use through this site; or (e) the merchantability, fitness for use, title and/or non-infringement of any or all of the contents of this site. Neither we nor anyone involved in the creation or delivery of this site or whose materials or information appear on this site shall have any liability (whether based on contract, tort, statute or otherwise) for any costs, losses, damages (whether direct, indirect, compensatory, special, lost profits, liquidated, consequential or punitive), arising out of or in connection with the your access to, browsing of or use of this site or any of the contents of this site.

Further Disclaimers and Limitations of Liability regarding WMC Content
– Please note that Wine Market Council research reports, newsletters, and other content (“WMC Content”) is provided with the understanding that WMC is not engaged in rendering professional advice and services to you. All WMC content is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied including, without limitation, implied warranties of title, merchantability, and fitness for a particular purpose. WMC makes no warranties, express or implied, as to the accuracy or adequacy of the WMC Content. WMC shall nave no liability or responsibility for any WMC Content, or for any information published on linked websites, contained in any user comments or submissions published on the site, or provided by third-parties. WMC shall not be liable for any indirect, incidental, consequential, special, or punitive damages or for lost revenues or profits, regardless of the theory of liability.

Applicable law and venue – The laws of the State of California and controlling United States federal laws govern these disclaimers, terms, and conditions without giving effect to any principles of choice or conflicts of law provisions of any jurisdiction. You agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the courts located in Napa County, in the State of California, for the resolution of all disputes arising from or related to these terms and conditions and/or your use of the site.

Contact Us – Please email questions or requests for more information about the Wine Market Council’s privacy policies, legal terms and conditions, or initiatives to