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Welcome to the Internet site of WineWire.ca (the "Website"), operated by WineWire Inc. (referred to herein as the "Company", "we", "us," or "our").
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DESCRIPTION OF OPERATION
WineWire.ca is defined as a “wine marketing” business. As a “wine marketing” business, Wine Wire Inc. does not handle, transport or possess the wine(s) it advertises on behalf of licensed wine agents on either its Website or other marketing mediums (such as electronic newsletters, printed material, etc…). WineWire.ca does not take payment from its customers for the wine(s) that that are ordered using the Website from a licensed wine agent. As a “wine marketing” business, Wine Wire Inc. passes customer order information directly to the licensed wine agent for billing and fulfillment.
The sale of beverage alcohol is heavily regulated. You are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws, particularly in connection with the shipment of liquor, applicable to purchasers and consumers of liquor. Wine agents that advertise on WineWire.ca may not ship liquor outside of the Province of Ontario and you will make no requests to the contrary. You agree not to do any of the following while using the Website:
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THE SALE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
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The AGCO has firm rules that apply to the sale and delivery of wine, most notably the requirement that alcohol can only be delivered to a person 19 years of age or older, who is not intoxicated. Therefore, the delivery agent representing wine(s) advertised at WineWire.ca is obligated to ensure your age of majority (two photo IDs are needed, if the agent requests confirmation) and must obtain your signature before handing over the order.
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ALTHOUGH WINEWIRE.CA ENDEAVORS TO PROVIDE CURRENT, ACCURATE AND RELIABLE INFORMATION ON THE WEBSITE, IT DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE EVENTS OR THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY OR ANY USE OF INFORMATION ON THE WEBSITE. WINEWIRE.CA DOES NOT WARRANT THAT YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE, OR THE OPERATION OR FUNCTION OF THE WEBSITE, ANY COMPONENT THEREOF, OR ANY PRODUCTS, SOFTWARE OR SERVICES OFFERED IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE; OR THAT DEFECTS THEREWITH WILL BE CORRECTED; OR THAT THIS SITE OR ITS SERVER IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL ELEMENTS.
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You agree that WineWire.ca may, with or without cause, immediately terminate your WineWire.ca account and/or access to the Website without prior notice. Without limiting the foregoing, the following will lead to a termination by WineWire.ca of a user´s account: (a) breaches or violations of this Agreement or other incorporated agreements or guidelines, (b) requests by law enforcement or other government agencies, (c) a request by you (self-initiated account deletions), (d) unexpected technical issues or problems. Termination of your WineWire.ca account includes removal of access to all wine offerings and use of the Website. Furthermore, you agree that all terminations shall be made in WineWire.ca´s sole discretion and that WineWire.ca shall not be liable to you nor any third-party for any termination of your account or access to the Website.
WineWire.ca shall be excused from performance under this Terms of Service if WineWire.ca is prevented, forbidden or delayed from performing, or omits to perform, any act or requirement under this Terms of Service by reason of: (a) any provision of any present or future law or regulation, (b) any act or omission of a third party, or (c) any act of God, emergency condition, war, computer or telecommunications failure or other circumstance beyond the control of WineWire.ca.
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