Terms and conditions

The Global Vodka Alliance Website                                           Membership Terms and Conditions

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  1. Use of the Website
  2. User Provided Content
  3. Membership Terms, Fees and Payments
  4. Cancellations and Refunds.
  5. Liability Disclaimer
  6. Miscellaneous
  7. Contact Information

1. Use of the Website

In being a member of and by using this Website you agree to comply with all applicable laws and refrain from infringing and third-party rights or interests (for example, privacy and intellectual property rights). You must also agree that you will not knowingly or wilfully submit inaccurate, defamatory or offensive Content to the Website. In addition, the following policies are part of this Agreement and must be followed anytime you access the Website: 

Garnish Communications and The Global Vodka Alliance (“GVA”) reserve the right to change these policies at any time and the changes take immediate effect when the updated policies are posted on the Website.

2. User Provided Content

Portions of the Website are submitted by you and other users ("User Provided Content"), to which you may contribute appropriate material. User Provided Content includes, but is not limited to, any information you upload to the Website. For User Provided Content, we are merely hosting and providing access as well as providing tools to post and share content, and we cannot accept any liability with regard to such material (including with respect to its accuracy). While we cannot preview or monitor the User Provided Content, we may apply, at our discretion, filtering and/or delete any content that GVA believes to be in violation of this Agreement (for example, we would look to suppress obscene content). We reserve the right, but do not have the obligation, to act expeditiously to remove or disable access to any User Provided Content that we believe violates this Agreement. We are also sensitive to the copyright and other intellectual property rights of others.

The decision to upload or share User Provided Content on the Website is your responsibility and you should only submit or share User Provided Content that belongs to you (or where you have obtained all necessary permissions or consents) and that will not violate the rights of others. Be aware that copyright and other intellectual property rights will normally belong to the creator of the material in question and you should not reproduce or submit anything without permission of the owner. By submitting User Provided Content to any of the Website, you represent and warrant that you have the right to do so or that you have obtained any necessary third party consents (e.g., under privacy or intellectual property laws). If you submit material to any of the Website on behalf of a group, organisation or business entity, you represent and warrant that you have the right to do so and that you have obtained any consents from the group, organisation or business. You agree that you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your breach of the foregoing warranties. Upon our request you agree to furnish GVA with any documentation, substantiation and releases necessary and reasonably required to verify and substantiate your compliance with this provision.

By submitting User Provided Content on any of the Website, you grant GVA a perpetual, transferable, sub-licenseable, worldwide, royalty-free, license to host, store, copy, publish, distribute, provide access to create derivative works of, and otherwise use User Provided Content submitted by you to the Website, to the extent and in the form or context we deem appropriate on or through any media or medium and with any technology or devices now known or hereafter developed or discovered. You hereby release GVA from any and all claims, liens, demands, actions or suits in connection with the User Provided Content you submit, including, without limitation, any and all liability for any use or nonuse of your User Provided Content, claims for defamation, invasion of privacy, right of publicity, emotional distress or economic loss. This license continues even if you stop using the Website or the Services. GVA may scan, image and/or create an index from the User Provided Content you submit. In this situation, you grant GVA a license to the User Provided Content as described above and GVA will own the digital version of documents created by GVA as well as any indexed information that GVA creates. Except for the rights granted in this Agreement, GVA acquires no title or ownership rights in or to any User Provided Content you submit and nothing in this Agreement conveys any ownership rights in such User Provided Content on the Website. The licenses granted continue for the maximum time permitted by applicable law, even if you stop using the Website or the Services.

You acknowledge and agree that GVA may preserve any User Provided Content and may disclose any User Provided Content (including its origin) if GVA believes that it is required to do so by law or that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process or governmental requests; (b) enforce the Agreement; (c) respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of third parties; or (d) protect the rights, property, or safety of the Website, the Users, or the public.

3. Membership Terms, Fees and Payments

Users of the Website may be unregistered visitors, registered guests, paying members or Users that pay per time they view a record. Any terms and conditions applying to such memberships or other services are incorporated into this Agreement.

Terms for Memberships. You must be 18 years or older to use or become a member of the Website. You must provide GVA with accurate, complete, and up-to-date registration information. Failure to do so will constitute a breach of this Agreement. You understand that you may not (i) select or use a name of another person with the intent to impersonate that person; (ii) use the rights of any person without authorisation; or (iii) use a name that we, in our sole discretion, deem inappropriate. You are responsible for all usage or activity on GVA via your account, and you must keep your account password secure. Distribution of your password to others for access to GVA is expressly prohibited. You will never be required to reveal your password to any representative or agent of GVA, its owners or agents. You must immediately notify us by the contact information below, of any known or suspected unauthorised use(s) of your account, or any known or suspected breach of security, including loss, theft, or unauthorised disclosure of your password or billing information.

All memberships are automatically renewing. Please ensure that you correct any information which has changed in respect to your Payment Method to prevent your membership lapsing due to us being unable to process your payment. Billing charges will be processed immediately when your order is taken and according to the billing details displayed when you choose membership, as well as when your membership is automatically renewed. You will be notified via email before your membership ends and asked to correct any information which has changed and reminded of the opportunity to “opt out” of your renewal. The renewal of the membership takes place subject to the terms and conditions in force on the date of renewal.

Opting Out of Renewal. You may opt out of renewing your membership by phone or email via contacting Garnish Communications. If you do not let us know that you want to terminate your membership at least two months prior to the end of the current membership period, the payment for the renewal period of the membership will be processed.

4. Cancellations and Refunds

For all memberships you may cancel within 2 months of the renewal date but are not eligible for a refund. If you cancel your membership but are not eligible for a refund, you will retain access to the applicable Website until your membership expires. Cancellations may be made by phone or email via the contact information below or by logging into your Account page on the Website and following the cancellation instructions there. If you renew in advance of your next membership period then decide to cancel before the new period of membership begins then you will be eligible for a refund. Please allow a reasonable time for the refund to reach you or be charged back to your account.

If you have two or more products registered and approved for membership and would like to cancel membership of one or more product, leaving at lease one product as a member, then your account will be credited with the remaining months of the products that have been cancelled. Credit will not be repaid if unused and cannot be transferred.

Termination or Suspension of Your Account. If we believe, in our sole discretion, that you are in breach of this Agreement or are acting inconsistently with the letter or spirit of this Agreement, we may limit, suspend or terminate your access to the Website. In such a case, no portion of your membership payment will be refunded. We also reserve the right to suspend or terminate your access to the Website for any reason, and should we decide to suspend your access for any reason other than a breach by you, we will refund to you any unused portion of your membership payment, which will be your sole and exclusive remedy upon such suspension or termination.

Prices Subject to Change. Prices may be changed by GVA at any time and each renewal of your membership will be at the price that you were originally charged for that membership when you subscribed unless otherwise stated or there is a change in your membership price. GVA shall provide you with reasonable notice of any change in prices prior to the effective date of the new pricing by email or other reasonable means such as a notice on the pertinent Website or in usual member communications. If you do not wish to continue with your membership due to the new prices, you may opt out of renewal or cancel as set forth above.

Communications Between GVA and You. We may contact you (via the Website, electronic mail, physical mail or otherwise) for the purpose of informing you of changes or additions to the Website or Services, or of any related products and services. You agree that any notice, agreement, disclosure or other communications that we send to you electronically will satisfy any legal communication requirements, including that such communications be in writing. You may opt out of commercial advertising and marketing communications at any time by unsubscribing by contacting Garnish Communications.

Modifications to this Agreement. GVA has the right, at its sole discretion, to modify this Agreement, as well as the Website, Content, and the Services, at any time. Changes will be posted on the pertinent Website(s) and/or sent via email, and by changing the date of last revision on this Agreement. If any portion of this Agreement or any change to the Website, Content, or the Services is unacceptable to you or will cause you to no longer be in compliance with the Agreement, you may cancel your membership by following the instructions in this Agreement. Continued use of the Website or the Services now or following posted notices of changes to this Agreement means that you have accepted and agree to be bound by the changes.

5. Liability Disclaimer

We make no express warranties or representations as to the quality and/or accuracy of the Content, the Website or the Services, and we expressly disclaim any implied warranties, conditions and/or representations, including but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement, to the full extent permissible under applicable law. We offer the Content, the Website and the Services on an "as is” basis and do not accept responsibility for any use of or reliance on the Website, Content or Services, or for any disruptions to or delay in the Services. In addition, we do not make any representations as to the accuracy, comprehensiveness, completeness, quality, currency, error-free nature, compatibility, security or fitness for purpose of the Website, Content or Services. GVA does not guarantee the adequacy of the Services or Website or compatibility thereof to your computer equipment, mobile devices, or environment and does not warrant that the Website, the Services, their servers, or any emails which may be sent from GVA are free of viruses or any other harmful components.

To the fullest extent permissible under applicable law, we limit our liability. In particular, we shall not be liable for any damages that we cause unintentionally and we shall not be liable to you for any actual, incidental, indirect or consequential loss or damage howsoever caused, provided that nothing in this Agreement will be interpreted so as to limit or exclude any liability which may not be excluded or limited by law. For example, we shall not be liable to you for any of the following types of damages, whether in contract, tort (including negligence and strict liability) or otherwise (whether such loss or damage was foreseeable, known or otherwise): (i) loss of revenue; (ii) loss of actual or anticipated profits; (iii) loss of the use of money; (iv) loss of anticipated savings; or (v) loss or corruption of, or damage to, data, systems, programs or products. Because some states/jurisdictions do not allow exclusions as broad as those stated above or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, the above limitations may, in whole or in part, not apply to you. If you are dissatisfied with any portion of the Website or the Services, or with any clause of these terms, as your sole and exclusive remedy you may discontinue using the Website and the Services. Although we will not be liable for your losses caused by any unauthorised use of your account, you may be liable to others as well as to us if your account is used in violation of the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless GVA, its affiliates, officers, directors, employees and agents from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees) arising from: (i) your use of and access to the Website and Services; (ii) your violation of any term of this Agreement; (iii) your violation of any third-party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right; or (iv) any claim that your User Provided Content caused damage to a third party. This defence and indemnification obligation will survive this Agreement and your use of the Website and Services.

GVA may, from time to time, provide opportunities to Users of the Website to purchase services from third parties. Website of those third parties are subject to terms and conditions different from those applicable to the Website and it is your responsibility to ensure that you have read and understood them. GVA makes no warranty concerning, is not responsible for and does not endorse any third party provided goods or services, and you agree that any recourse for dissatisfaction or problems with those goods or services will be sought from the third party provider and not from GVA.

6. Miscellaneous

Promotions. Any sweepstakes, contests or other promotions (collectively, “Promotions”) made available by GVA may be governed by rules that are separate from this Agreement. If you participate in any Promotions, please review the applicable rules. If the rules for a Promotion conflict with this Agreement, the Promotion rules will apply.

Assignment. We reserve the right to assign or transfer our rights and obligations under this Agreement. These terms are personal to you and, as a result, you may not, without the written consent of GVA, assign or transfer any of your rights and obligations under this Agreement. There shall be no third-party beneficiaries to this Agreement.

Severability. In the event that any term of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, the remainder of these terms shall remain valid and enforceable. We can replace any term which is not valid and enforceable with a term of similar meaning which is valid and enforceable.

Waiver. Any failure by us to enforce any term of the terms of this Agreement shall not affect our right to require performance at any subsequent time, nor shall the waiver by us of any breach by you of any provisions of these terms be taken to be a waiver of the provision or provisions itself.

Complete Agreement. This Agreement, including any terms, conditions and policies expressly referenced herein, together with any legal notices published on the Website, shall constitute the complete understanding and agreement between you and us, and shall supersede and cancel any prior or contemporaneous understandings and agreements, except as expressly provided otherwise by GVA.

7. Contact information

Garnish Communications (Garnish Communications Limited), registered company number  09634123, is marketing and communications agency based in London. Please contact us directly by email or telephone if you have and questions relating to the Global Vodka Alliance.


t: 0207 859 0609