Terms and Conditions
1. Registration in the VINEXION community – Vinexion.com
Registration in the VINEXION community is free for business professionals who are either wine producers, wine importers or other professionals who help wine producers and wine importers with distribution, exporting and importing. VINEXION reserves the right to deny any submission if the profile is not strictly B2B, does not comply with the description mentioned above (and the list below), is incomplete or contains false information. By registering with VINEXION you confirm that you accept its terms and conditions listed here and also accept its legal agreement. We will ask for a VAT (Tax) number and a document to proof you are a wine business in de registration proces).
As a new member, you will automatically be enrolled in VINEXION's internal newsletter and will receive The VINEXION Newsletter and notifications from its platform. If you wish to unsubscribe, please email VINEXION at [email protected] or use the unsubscribe link in the newsletters.
The materials available at this web site are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem. The opinions expressed at or through this website are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of VINEXION. VINEXION takes no responsibility in accuracy of the content and will not be liable in anyway.
Registration to the VINEXION community or a Full Membership is reserved for business professionals only to maintain its strictly B2B promise:
- Wine producers (or representatives from wine producing businesses)
- Wine importers (or representatives from wine importing businesses)
- Agents or consultants who help the above mentioned businesses in creating new import or export opportunities (available since June 7, 2020)
- Wine journalists, online bloggers or authors who publish in relevant magazines / papers / books or websites (NOT YET available)
- Representatives from travel companies who facilitate wine travel (NOT YET available: special memberships available in the future)
- Representatives from other wine making or wine importing related business (NOT YET available: special memberships available in the future)
You may not copy any of the data found on the VINEXION website to develop marketing services or send out newsletters for other companies. If you do so, VINEXION will immediately revoke your Membership (community registration or full membership) without any refund.
2. Full membership
After your free subscription to the community you can get full access by becoming a member of the VINEXION platform. After receiving confirmation about fulfilling membership requirements and payment of the yearly fee you get access to the company profiles and contact information of all importers in case that you register as a producer and of all producers if you register as an importer. You also get access to the contact information of members that requested a connection and start conversations with them.
The fee for a yearly membership is € 180,- for a producer. Importers without a premium membership have a free membership. The membership plans are renewed automatically until you inform us that you wish to cancel your subscription 2 months before the end of your subscription. You may cancel your Membership at any time simply by sending us an email at: [email protected] You will receive a confirmation of your cancellation within 3 working days and your Membership will be terminated at the end of the current billing period or at the date specified in your notice. If you terminate your membership prior to its expiration, you will not be entitled to a refund of any fees for the remaining days. The Membership fee is not refundable. Your first use of the VINEXION Service will be conclusively deemed acceptance of all our terms. If verification (VAT or document of proof) reveals that the specified company details are incorrect or do not comply with our membership requirements, we cannot accept you als a member. Your membership fee will be reimbursed and an administration fee of € 50 will be charged. This means that this amount will be deducted from the amount already paid upon reimbursement. The profile will then be removed.
Wine importers will get a full membership for free for a limited period (after the start of Vinexion) until we add more tools and services. At that point importers can choose between their current free membership and a paid premium membership to gain access to extra services including filtering options on contact requests and messages. The current services and options will remain free of charge.
Since June 7, 2020, we have a third membership available for agents, consultants, sales organisations, collectives formed by winemakers and owners of multiple wineries. The yearly fee's and conditions can be found on the special membership page.
VINEXION reserves the right to deny the Membership to any users for any reason. In such case, VINEXION will not process your payment. VINEXION will deny any applications from countries listed on the Sanctioned Countries list, both European and International (www.treasury.gov & www.sanctionsmap.eu). VINEXION reserves the right to deny and remove any submission and membership if the member is not strictly B2B, does not comply with registration requirements, is incomplete or contains false information
In the application process for a full membership, VINEXION will request uploading documents with proof about meeting the requirements for a full membership. VINEXION will ask for a VAT number (or similar for non EU clients). For European countries the VAT check will be done automatically and we only request a document of proof with evidence of your wine related business (for example an excerpt from the Chamber of Commerce) . You can use VINEXION'S online upload function in the registration process.
3. Username & Passwords.
Your username and password should be kept strictly confidential to prevent unauthorized use. You must not transfer your Membership password to any other organizations. The use of your password by a third party would represent a breach of this agreement, and revoke immediately your authorization and access to VINEXION services without a refund.
4. Disclaimer of Warranty.
VINEXION does not guarantee the accuracy of the information provided in its database as such information is provided by members and other third parties. All business contacts, services, or transactions that you may develop via the VINEXION Service are solely between you and the other parties involved. VINEXION does not warrant that the functions provided on its website will be uninterrupted or error-free. VINEXION provides this site on an “AS IS” basis, and you are responsible for your use of this site and services. VINEXION makes no representations or warranties of any kind as to the operation of this site or the content, information, services and products featured thereon. VINEXION reserves the right to make changes to this site and these terms, conditions and disclaimers at any time without notification. VINEXION disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to the site and the content, information, services and products featured thereon, including without limitation all implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, non-infringement, freedom from computer virus, and those arising from course of dealing and course of performance, to the maximum extent permitted by law. In no event will VINEXION be liable for any damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the use or inability to use this site, or for any information, products, services or software provided by or through this site, including but not limited to any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, even if VINEXION has been previously advised about the possibility of such damages, and whether in an action under contract, tort, strict liability or other theory. You agree to indemnify and hold VINEXION harmless from any claim, action, demand, loss, or damages (including attorneys’ fees) made or incurred by any third party arising out of or relating to your use of the Service.
By using VINEXION, you are stating that you are at least 18 years of age.
5. Limitation of Liability.
VINEXION and its employees shall not be liable for any business or eventual damages in connection with the use of the VINEXION service or its website or the Internet. VINEXION articles are no legal advice from Vinexion. VINEXION takes no responsibility in the accuracy of the information. VINEXION site should not be used as a substitute for obtaining legal advice from an attorney licensed or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Please, contact us if you have any questions about this Agreement at [email protected]
6. User posting and feedback
VINEXION collects information about its visitors during registration, as they use its website, and when they participate in various feedback mechanisms (user polls, surveys, etc.). VINEXION does not resell or distribute any of this information. VINEXION also uses third party services to collect information about usage of this website. VINEXION provides links from this site to the websites of other organizations for informational purposes only. The links do not imply an endorsement of these other organisations or the content of their websites. VINEXION also posts material prepared by other organizations and individuals not employed by VINEXION for informational purposes. VINEXION does not necessarily agree with the opinions expressed in such material.
The third parties we share information with are:
Bobmail: email platform for our newsletter, Mandrill: sending our platform notifications via email, Google Analitics & Hotjar: analysing the website and usage, Facebook: for Facebook marketing purposes via a Facebook pixel.
In the future VINEXION might open the possibility of ads on its platform. To safeguard its independency being one of its core values, VINEXION will not place ads from individual wine producers or importers. In the future VINEXION might facilitate ads from all other wine related businesses and regional or national organisations representing the grape and wine sector.
11. Conditions for the membership options for agents and other representative organisations (added June 7, 2020)
We only allow representation of wineries when the specific winery is informed and has given explicit approval to the representative organisation. By agreeing with these terms and conditions you agree with the fact that you are responsible for informing the winemakers you want to represent on Vinexion, and receive their explicit approval. If it appears that you include a winery in your Vinexion profile without the express consent of the winery in question, we will automatically terminate and delete your account without entitlement to a refund of the remaining amount of your annual membership.
June 9, 2020: several updates regarding the new "third" membership options for agents, consultants, sales organisations, collectives formed by winemakers and owners of multiple wineries. Additions were made in section 1. and 2. and a new section 11.