Welcome to WineFranchise.com (this “Site").
The Tasting Station® franchise system is a network of wine boutique franchises, with stores in more than 18 locations across the United States. Each WineStyles Tasting Station franchise is locally owned and operated.
This Site is owned and operated by Tasting Station, Inc. (“WineStyles Tasting Station," “we," “us", and “our"), the owner of the WineStyles Tasting Station® franchise system. We operate this Site for the benefit of our franchisees and their customers. This Site provides a quick and easy way for you to find and place orders with your local WineStyles Tasting Station store.
You Must Be at Least 21 Years Old to Use this Site
You must be at least 21 years old to use this Site. By accessing or using this Site you represent and warrant to WineStyles Tasting Station and its franchisees that you are at least 21 years old. IF YOU ARE NOT AT LEAST 21 YEARS OLD, YOU MUST LEAVE THIS SITE IMMEDIATELY.
Allergies to Sulfites
Some wines contain sulfites. You are responsible for knowing whether you are allergic to sulfites. WineStyles Tasting Station and its franchisees are not responsible and will not be liable to you if you have an allergic reaction to wine you purchase from a WineStyles Tasting Station store.
Sale and Regulation of Alcoholic Beverage
Conditions of Sale. WineStyles Tasting Station and its franchisees do not sell or ship alcoholic beverages to persons who are under the age of 21, nor do we sell alcoholic beverages for resale. By using this Site, you represent and warrant to WineStyles Tasting Station and its franchisees that you are 21 years or older and that any person you designate to receive a shipment of alcoholic beverages is 21 years or older. You also agree that any alcoholic beverages you order through this Site will be used only for personal consumption and will not be resold. If you misrepresent your age, the age of the person you designate to receive a shipment of alcoholic beverages, or the intended use of the alcoholic beverages you order through this Site, intentionally or unintentionally WineStyles Tasting Station and its franchisees reserve the right to prosecute you to the full extent of the law. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE CONDITIONS, YOU MAY NOT USE THIS SITE AND MUST LEAVE THIS SITE IMMEDIATELY.
Returns and Refunds
Our franchisees offer their our customers a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If for any reason, you are unsatisfied with your purchase, please first contact the WineStyles Tasting Station store listed on your receipt (“your local WineStyles Tasting Station store") within 30 days of purchase. Items must be returned to your local WineStyles Tasting Station store for an exchange or refund or in-store credit. Shipping costs will be deducted from your refund. If a refund is issued, the refund amount will be placed back on the credit card account you used to make the original purchase. If your purchase was picked up at your local WineStyles Tasting Station store, it must be returned to the same location for a return. Products that have been ordered online and shipped, must be returned or shipped back to your local WineStyles Tasting Station store. Please include a copy of your receipt and indicate the reason for return. If you are returning an item that contains alcohol, it must be returned in the original packaging and shipped by an authorized alcohol shipping company. It is against federal law to ship wine or alcohol via United States mail. Only approved alcohol packing material is permitted to be shipped by UPS or UPS, therefore it is important to return your purchase in the original packaging as provided by your local WineStyles Tasting Station store.
If your product was damaged in shipping, please contact your local WineStyles Tasting Station store directly and UPS immediately to file a claim. Original and return shipping costs are not refundable by WineStyles Tasting Station nor your local WineStyles Tasting Station store. Shipping guidelines of UPS applies to all shipments.
Should you have any further questions about your return, please contact your local WineStyles Tasting Station store directly.
Online orders will be shipped from the WineStyles Tasting Station store nearest to the destination zip code (“your local WineStyles Tasting Station store"), as permitted by state and local laws. By law (and pursuant to UPS requirements), any shipment of alcohol must be signed for by an adult who is 21 years or older, as shown on a valid picture ID issued by a government agency. Accordingly, all shipments of alcoholic beverages will require the signature of an adult who is 21 years or older and a valid picture ID issued by a government agency. The delivery carrier will verify the age of the person signing for the delivery. It is your responsibility to ensure that an adult is available to sign for the shipment at the time of delivery. If no one 21 years or older will be home to sign for shipment, we suggest shipping to your place of business instead. No deliveries will be made to a visibly intoxicated person. If the carrier is unsuccessful, your order will be returned to your local WineStyles Tasting Station store. If you choose to ship again, there will be an additional shipping fee.
To avoid spoilage during hot weather or extreme conditions, we recommend you pick up your order directly at your local WineStyles Tasting Station store or select overnight shipping. If overnight shipping is not selected and items are spoiled, melted or damaged, WineStyles Tasting Station is not responsible or liable for any damages.
Shipping laws governing interstate shipment of alcoholic beverages are constantly changing and may affect your local WineStyles Tasting Station store’s ability to ship your order. If you are trying to ship an item that can not lawfully be shipped to the destination you have specified, our online ordering system will suggest selecting a different destination or selecting a non-alcoholic item.
All packages are shipped via UPS. Most packages are shipped ground, however, WineStyles Tasting Station may reserve the right to ship overnight during summer months to prevent spoilage. UPS will not deliver wine shipments under the following circumstances:
If you choose to “pick up" at local your WineStyles Tasting Station store, there will be no shipping charges. If, however, you choose to have your order shipped, shipping rates will be calculated and based on the destination zip code and method of delivery by UPS. Original and return shipping costs are not refundable by WineStyles Tasting Station or your local WineStyles Tasting Station store.
Availability of Particular Wines and Vintages
From time to time, particular wines and vintages will sell out or be replaced. Each order is fulfilled by your local WineStyles Tasting Station store and depends on your local WineStyles Tasting Station store’s inventory levels. If an item on your order can not be filled, your local WineStyles Tasting Station store may contact you regarding a substitute item.
Ownership of Site and Content
All rights, title and interests in this Site, including all of the software and code that comprise and operate this Site, and all of the text, photographs, images, illustrations, graphics, audio, video and audio-video clips, and other materials provided through this Site (collectively, “Content") are owned by Tasting Station, Inc. or its franchisees or by other third parties who have licensed their Content to us. This Site is protected under trademark, service mark, trade dress, copyright, patent, trade secret and other intellectual property laws. In addition, the entire Content of this Site is a collective work under U.S. and international copyright laws and treaties, and Tasting Station, Inc owns the copyright in the selection, coordination, arrangement and enhancement of the Content of this Site.
Some of the information, articles and other materials available through this Site are provided to WineStyles Tasting Station by third parties, including, for example, wineries that produce the wines selected by WineStyles Tasting Station. Wherever practical, in our opinion, the source of these third-party materials is identified. These third-party materials are provided for your interest and convenience only. WineStyles Tasting Station does not endorse these materials or the third parties who supply them to us, nor does WineStyles Tasting Station warrant or represent that these materials are current, accurate, complete or reliable.
Rules Governing User Content. The following additional terms and conditions apply when you post wine reviews, comments or other content on this Site (“User Content").
You may not:
Ownership of User Content. The User Content you provide to us shall be and remain exclusively the property of Tasting Station, Inc. Your submission of User Content will constitute an assignment to us of all worldwide rights, title and interests in your User Content, including all copyrights and other intellectual property rights in your User Content. By submitting User Content, you represent and warrant to Tasting Station, Inc. and its franchisees that the User Content is your original work. We will be entitled to reduce to practice, exploit, make, use, copy, disclose, display or perform publicly, distribute, improve and modify any User Content you submit for any purpose whatsoever, without restriction and without compensating you in any way. For this reason, we ask that you not send us any User Content that you do not wish to assign to us. The foregoing notwithstanding, we will not use your User Content in a way that identifies you personally without your permission.
Your Privacy. To protect your privacy, do not use your full name or provide other information that would allow others to identify you personally when you post User Content on this Site.
Agent to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement
Tasting Station Inc. does not knowingly violate or permit others to violate the copyrights of others. It is your responsibility to make sure that you do not post User Content that violates the copyrights of others. We reserve the right to deny you access to this Site if you post or transmit infringing Content on or through this Site. Please notify our Copyright Agent immediately if you have reason to believe any part of the Content of this Site infringes the copyrights of others. Before doing so, you may want to review the U.S. Copyright Office’s Circular on the copyrightability of recipes available at http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl122.html
Notice of Claim of Copyright Infringement. If you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner, please notify our Copyright Agent immediately of any claim of copyright infringement. As soon as we receive your notice of claimed infringement, in the form described below, we will promptly remove or disable access to materials that are claimed to be infringing (or the subject of infringing activity).
Your notice must be in writing and must include the following:
Your notice must be signed (physically or electronically) and must be addressed as follows:
Tasting Station, Inc.
c/o Jeff McGinness
5515 Mills Civic Parkway, Suite #120
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
Toll-Free: 866.424.WINE (9463)
This Sites contains registered and unregistered trademarks of Tasting Station, Inc. and third parties (the “Trademarks"). You may not use any Trademarks displayed on this Site without the prior express written permission of Tasting Station Inc. or the trademark owner.
“WineStyles®" and “Tasting Station”® are registered trademarks of Tasting Station Inc. and is licensed to WineStyles Tasting Station franchisees.
We welcome your comments, feedback, suggestions, and other communications regarding this Site and the WineStyles Tasting Station concept, including your ideas for new features and other ways that we and our franchisees can make this Web site or our stores more useful to you (collectively, “Feedback"). Note, however, that any Feedback you provide to us through this Site shall be and remain the exclusive property of Tasting Station, Inc. Your submission of Feedback will constitute an assignment to us of all worldwide rights, title and interests in your Feedback, including all copyrights and other intellectual property rights in your Feedback. We will be entitled to reduce to practice, exploit, make, use, copy, disclose, display or perform publicly, distribute, improve and modify any Feedback you submit for any purpose whatsoever, without restriction and without compensating you in any way. For this reason, we ask that you not send us any Feedback that you do not wish to assign to us.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
THIS SITE AND ALL OF THE INFORMATION, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS," “AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, WITHOUT REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, TASTING STATION INC AND ITS FRANCHISEES DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, WITH RESPECT TO THIS SITE AND THE INFORMATION, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS SITE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, TASTING STATION INC AND ITS FRANCHISEES DISCLAIM ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, (A) OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE; (B) ARISING FROM COURSE OF DEALING OR COURSE OF PERFORMANCE; (C) RELATING TO THE SECURITY OF OUR SITE; (D) THAT THE CONTENT OF THIS SITE IS ACCURATE, COMPLETE OR CURRENT; (E) THAT THIS SITE WILL OPERATE WITHOUT INTERRUPTION OR ERROR.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS OF WARRANTIES MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
TASTING STATION INC IS NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE IN ANY MANNER FOR ANY USER POSTINGS. ALTHOUGH WE PROVIDE RULES FOR USER CONDUCT AND POSTINGS, WE DO NOT CONTROL AND ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT USERS POST ON OR THROUGH OUR SITE AND ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY OFFENSIVE, INAPPROPRIATE, OBSCENE, UNLAWFUL, INFRINGING, FALSE, OR OTHERWISE OBJECTIONABLE USER CONTENT YOU MAY ENCOUNTER ON THIS SITE OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THIS SITE.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, SHALL TASTING STATION INC OR ITS FRANCHISEES, OR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, AGENTS, VENDORS, LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS, BE LIABLE TO YOU OR TO ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY LOSSES OR DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THIS SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IN CONNECTION WITH ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PROVIDED OR PURCHASED THROUGH THIS SITE.
THIS IS A COMPREHENSIVE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY THAT APPLIES TO ALL LOSSES AND DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (WHETHER DIRECT, INDIRECT, GENERAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF DATA, INCOME OR PROFITS), WHETHER THE CLAIM IS BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, EVEN IF AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF TASTING STATION INC OR ONE OF ITS FRANCHISEES HAS BEEN ADVISED OF OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, AND WITHOUT REGARD TO THE EFFECTIVENESS OF OTHER REMEDIES.
IF ANY PART OF THIS LIMITATION ON LIABILITY IS FOUND TO BE INVALID OR UNENFORCEABLE FOR ANY REASON, THEN THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF TASTING STATION INC AND ITS FRANCHISEES (AND ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY WHOSE LIABILITY WOULD OTHERWISE HAVE BEEN LIMITED) FOR LIABILITIES THAT OTHERWISE WOULD HAVE BEEN LIMITED SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT, IF ANY, OF ANY AMOUNTS PAID BY YOU TO TASTING STATION INC OR THE APPLICABLE FRANCHISEE IN CONNECTION WITH THE APPLICABLE PRODUCT OR SERVICE, OR IF YOU HAVE PAID NO SUCH AMOUNTS, $10.00.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION LIABILITY FOR CERTAIN TYPES OF DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
As required by the Communications Decency Act of 1996, Tasting Station Inc. hereby notifies you that parental control protections (such as computer hardware, software or filtering services) are commercially available that may assist you in limiting access to content that may be harmful to minors. Among the many companies that provide Internet blocking and screening software are CyberPatrol, NetNanny, SurfWatch, and GuardOne. Tasting Station Inc. does not endorse any of these companies or their services.
Links to Sites Operated by Third Parties
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Governing Law, Jurisdiction and Venue