Terms and conditions
of Website Use
15 January 2021
These terms refer to the Privacy and Cookie Policies (please find links below), which also apply to your use of our Site.
Please exit our Site immediately if you are not of legal age for consuming alcoholic beverages in the country or other territory in which you are located, or if you are accessing our Site in a country or other territory where use of our Site is not permitted. Content is to be shared with those over the legal drinking age only.
1. SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
As part of our commitment to responsible marketing, we comply with the social responsibility policies established by DISCUS (http://www.discus.org/) – the Distilled Spirits Council for the United States and spiritsEUROPE (http://spirits.eu/) – the European representative body for producers of spirit drinks, which set out the principles we maintain in all of our sales and marketing activities, including advertising and promotional programmes.
2. ACCESSING OUR SITE
Access to our Site is permitted on a temporary basis to users located in countries or other territories where the sale, advertising and consumption of alcoholic beverages is permitted. We reserve the right to withdraw, amend, suspend or terminate indefinitely the services we provide on our Site without notice. We may suspend, terminate, or restrict access to the services we provide on our Site if you have breached these terms and/or breached our Content Standards. We may also suspend, terminate or restrict access with immediate effect if, for example, we need to take steps to defend the Site or its users from fraud, malware, spam or cybersecurity or data breaches or if we are required to do so by law. We will not be liable if for any reason our Site is unavailable at any time or for any period.
3. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
All intellectual property and database rights, in our Site, and in the materials published on it by us, including but not limited to trademarks, designs, logos, text, images, audio and video materials, look and feel and software (including code, interface and website structure) (“Materials”) are owned by us, our subsidiaries, affiliates companies and/or any of our partners. The Materials are protected by intellectual property laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved. You may not remove any copyright or other proprietary notices from any Materials on our Site.
Except as provided in these Terms and Conditions of Website Use, the use of this Site does not grant you any rights, title, interest or license to any Materials you may access on this Site. You are entitled to use the Materials on the Site for the sole purpose of use of the Site, and you may not use the Materials for any other purpose not connected with your enjoyment of the Site. You may print a reasonable number of hard copies, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our Site for your lawful, personal, non-commercial use.
You must not use any part of the Materials on our Site for commercial purposes unless expressly permitted by us and/or, where applicable, from the relevant Owner.
4. ACCEPTABLE USE
You may use our Site only for lawful purposes and we reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to terminate your use of the Site where you are in breach of these terms.
You are not permitted to use the Materials outside of the Site, save that you may use the recipes contained in the Site for your professional and domestic use as you see fit. You may not use our Site:
- In any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation.
- In any way that is unlawful or fraudulent or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.
- For the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way or which is intended to promote alcohol to minors.
- To send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any Material which does not comply with our Content Standards below.
- To transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam).
- To knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware (“Malicious Code”).
5. USER GENERATED CONTENT AND MODERATION
We may from time to time provide interactive services on our Site which may include information and materials uploaded by other users of the Site, including, without limitation, comments and posts, chat rooms and forums, bulletin boards, social content, music mix rooms, image upload features, interactive drinks and recipe functionality and interactive club finder. Where we do provide any interactive service, we will provide clear information to you about the kind of service offered, AND any additional terms that apply which you will need to agree to (e.g., Content Guidelines).
Unless otherwise stated in these terms and conditions or any applicable additional terms, we do not, and are under no obligation to: oversee, monitor or moderate any interactive service we provide on our Site, or any content uploaded by users of the interactive services on our Site.
The views expressed by other users on our Site do not represent our views or values and are not endorsed by us. We expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of any interactive service by a user in contravention of our Content Standards.
If a Site promotes or markets any Bacardi branded products or services, we reserve the right to moderate any user-generated content that is uploaded to such Site to ensure that our Content Standards and/or Content Guidelines are being adhered to. We reserve the right to remove any user-generated content that we consider (in our sole discretion) contravenes our Content Standards.
If you wish to complain about content uploaded by other users, please contact us on http://Contact.BacardiLimited.com.
6. UPLOADING MATERIAL TO OUR SITE
Where you submit your own content, images, photographs, recipes, videos, and any other materials (“Your Content”) to the Site, you hereby give us, and our group companies and business partners, a non-exclusive licence to display Your Content on the Site, and to use Your Content for our own purposes (including for our own promotional purposes), and to allow other users to view, interact with, share and download Your Content. You acknowledge that given the nature of the Site, Your Content will be publicly visible and may be shared by third parties, and that even if you delete Your Content from the Site, it may still be visible to third parties who have already interacted with or shared Your Content. You shall ensure that you have all relevant permissions, rights and licences to publish Your Content on the Site
Your Content that you upload to our Site (including interactions with other users) must comply with our Content Standards. Any material you upload to our Site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and unless otherwise agreed in writing between us, we have the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such material in whole or in part for any purpose. We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any material posted or uploaded by you to our Site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy. You waive any moral rights in respect of any material you upload to our Site.
We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by you or any other user of our Site.
We have the right to remove any material or posting you make on our Site if, in our sole opinion, such material does not comply with our Content Standards.
7. CONTENT STANDARDS
Any and all material which you contribute to our Site must comply with the spirit, as well as the letter, of the following content standards and our Content Guidelines where applicable. These standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.
Your contributions must:
- Be accurate (where they state facts).
- Be genuinely held (where they state opinions).
- Comply with applicable law in the UK, the US and in any country from which they are posted.
Your contributions must not:
- Contain any material which is unlawful, obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory.
- Contain sexually explicit material.
- Harm, or attempt to harm, minors in any way.
- Be targeted at an under legal drinking age audience
- Encourage, condone, promote or glamorise under-age, excessive or irresponsible consumption of alcoholic beverages or drink driving.
- Promote violence
- Contain any material or engage in activities which are indecent, demeaning or insulting or would cause offence to others on grounds of gender, race, religion, creed, nationality, culture, disability, sexual orientation or age.
- Infringe any copyright, database right, trademark or other proprietary right of any other person.
- Be likely to deceive any person.
- Be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence.
- Promote any illegal or immoral activity.
- Be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.
- Be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.
- Be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person.
- Give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case.
- Advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.
- Disclose any personally identifiable information about yourself or any other party (e.g., telephone number, geographic address, or any other information from which an individual’s identity or contact information can be derived).
This list only serves to provide examples and is not meant to be an exhaustive list.
8. CONTENT GUIDELINES FOR ALCOHOL RESPONSIBILITY
“Content” includes any contribution posted or made available by You on our Site, including, but not limited to, cocktail names, recipes, comments, pictures, videos, and any other materials. Any, and all Content which You contribute to the Site must comply with these Content Guidelines.
Content must adhere to the following:
- Anyone whose image or video is featured should be and look the age as required by local regulations (e.g., 25+ in the UK) and their express consent must be sought.
- No child/minor even in the background.
- Do not use or show personalities or celebrities, cartoon characters or images, music or any references that primarily appeal to persons below the legal age for consuming alcoholic beverages in the country or other territory in which you are located (e.g., Santa Claus).
- If you are located in the US, do not reference names of, or website links to, legal entities and/or individuals that hold on-trade or off-trade alcohol beverage licenses in the US (“references” include, but are not limited to, statements, photographs, and videos).
Content should not display or condone:
- Activities that reward or encourage excessive or irresponsible consumption of alcohol, including but not limited to; underage consumption, drinking games, rapid or unsafe drinking, overconsumption, drunk driving.
- Aggression or unruly, irresponsible, or anti-social behaviour or link alcohol with brave, tough or daring people or behaviour.
- Illicit drugs.
- Rewarding oneself with alcohol, or consuming alcohol as a way to escape from something or overcome boredom, loneliness or other problems.
- Glamorising the consumption of alcohol itself or presenting alcohol as a key component of the sexual, social, professional, educational, or athletic success or popularity.
- Consumption of alcohol having any medical or therapeutic effect.
- Any activities or locations in which drinking would be unsafe or unwise; sport, violent behaviours (or games), dangerous environment/situations (e.g., water activities or driving any vehicle).
Alcoholic products/cocktails – Please endorse responsible consumption of alcoholic products and cocktails, and:
- Generally, advocate responsible drinking.
- Show controlled handling, pouring and serving of alcohol.
- We recommend you create cocktails with each serving containing a maximum of 1.5 ounces (or 45ml) of alcohol at 40% ABV or equivalent (for example 3 ounces of alcohol at 20% ABV).
- We encourage you to create cocktails with lower ABV and cocktails without alcohol.
- We recommend you use ounces and ml measurements in your recipes.
- Avoid showing plastic straws.
This list only serves to provide examples and is not meant to be an exhaustive list.
For more on alcohol responsibility please visit http://www.responsibledrinking.org/ and http://www.responsibledrinking.eu/ or any official local alcohol responsibility site.
9. RELIANCE ON INFORMATION POSTED
Commentary and other materials posted on our Site are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our Site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents. We may help connect users offering their services (such as bar tending, service staff, mixology services) (“User Services”) with other users seeking to use such User Services. We do not vet or scrutinise any content offering User Services. You acknowledge that we do not supervise or monitor or moderate users offering User Services, and that we do not offer User Services. You agree that we are not liable or responsible in any way for User Services and that we do not endorse or recommend any particular User Services. Nothing in our relationship or these terms shall create any employment, agency, joint venture, partnership or other relationship between you and Bacardi-Martini B.V. We accept no responsibility for any liability arising in relation to the offer or receipt of any User Services and it is your responsibility to enter into contracts with other users as necessary to regulate such User Services.
You confirm that have all licenses, qualifications and experience necessary to offer any User Services advertised or offered by you.
We may help you register or attend events organised by other members and connect with other members at such events. You agree that we are not responsible for such events, nor are we responsible for the conduct of other attendees at such events.
10. OUR LIABILITY
The material displayed on our Site is provided “as is” and without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy, to the extent permitted by law, we and all other members of our Group of Companies and our affiliates (“Our Group”) hereby expressly exclude and disclaim:
All conditions, representations, or warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity.
Any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our Site or in connection with the User Services, or your use of our Site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including, without limitation any liability for: loss of income or revenue, loss of business, loss of profits or contracts, loss of anticipated savings, loss of data, loss of goodwill, wasted management or office time, and for any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable.
Because some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability or damages, Our Group’s liability in such jurisdictions shall be limited to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Nothing in these terms affects or limits your statutory rights as a consumer.
11. INFORMATION ABOUT YOU AND YOUR VISITS TO OUR SITE AND EVENTS
12. MALICIOUS CODE, HACKING AND OTHER OFFENCES
You must not misuse our Site by knowingly introducing any malicious code. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our Site, the server on which our Site is stored, or any server, computer or database connected to our Site. You must not attack our Site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.
We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack or Malicious Code that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our Site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.
13. LINKING TO OUR SITE
Unless otherwise authorised in writing by us, you may not suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement of any website on our part. If you wish to make any use of Material on our Site other than that set out above, please address your request for the attention of our Digital Director as specified in section 20 of the present Terms and Conditions of Website Use.
14. LINKS FROM OUR SITE
Where our Site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
You will indemnify Our Group against any loss, damage or cost incurred by us arising out of your use of our Site, any User Services provided by you or accessible to you via the Site, any breach of these terms and conditions by you, or your violation of any other laws, regulations and rules. You will also indemnify us against any claims that information or material which you have submitted to us is in violation of any law or in breach of any third-party rights (including, but not limited to, claims in respect of defamation, invasion of privacy, breach of confidence and infringement of any intellectual property right). We reserve the right exclusively to defend and control any claims arising from the above and you will fully cooperate with us in any such defences.
16. ENTIRE AGREEMENT
17. JURISDICTION AND APPLICABLE LAW
Details of our internal complaint-handling system can be found here:
In the event a dispute cannot be resolved between us and any business users by means of our internal complaint-handling system, we may agree to enter into mediation to settle such a dispute and will do so in accordance with the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) Model Mediation Procedure or Alternative Dispute Resolution Group (ADRG) procedure. Unless otherwise agreed by us in writing, the mediator will be nominated by CEDR or ADRG.
If you are located in the U.S., these terms are governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, excluding its conflicts of law rules, and any dispute arising out of or relating to these Terms and Conditions of Website Use or your access or use of this Site will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the county of New York in the State of New York, and you hereby submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts. If you are located anywhere except the U.S., then (i) these terms are governed by English law; and (ii) the English courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our Site although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these terms in your country of residence or any other relevant country and (iii) these Terms and Conditions of Website Use are governed by English law.
19. TRANSFERRING THIS AGREEMENT
We may transfer our rights and obligations under these terms to another organisation. We will always tell you in writing if this happens and we will ensure that the transfer will not affect your rights under the contract.
20. INFORMATION ABOUT US
In the present Terms and Conditions of Website Use and in the connected Cookie and Privacy Policies, “We” or “us” or “BMBV” means Bacardi-Martini B.V., registered in Weena 505, 3013 AL, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. If you have any concerns about material which appears on our Site or if you need to communicate with us go online at http://Contact.BacardiLimited.com.