Website and Mobile App Terms of Use

Effective Date: 8/17/2020
Last Revised:

Acker, Merrall & Condit Company and its affiliates, including, without limitation, Acker Auction, Inc., Acker, Merrall & Condit (Asia) Ltd, Acker London Ltd., Acker Auction DE, LLC and The Wine Workshop LLC (collectively, “Acker”, “we”, “us” or “our”), on and through ackerwines.com (the “Website”) and our mobile application (including any updates or upgrades to the application software and any related documentation) (collectively with the Website, the “Digital Platforms”), advertises, promotes, sells and auctions wine, spirits and other alcoholic beverages, and related products (collectively, “Products”) and provides other features, information, and news related to Products in a variety of media (collectively with Products, the “Products & Services”).

By accessing and using the Digital Platforms and/or using or purchasing our Products & Services, you are agreeing to be bound by these Website and Mobile App Terms of Use (the “Website and Mobile App Terms of Use” or “Terms”) without modification, limitation or qualification.  Please read them carefully.  Please also note that we may, in our sole discretion, modify or revise these Terms at any time by updating the text of this page, and you will be bound by any such modification or revision from that point forward.  You should therefore visit this page periodically to review the Terms.  Your continued access, use, browsing or purchasing via our Digital Platforms following the posting of changes to the Terms means that you accept those modifications or revisions. We will take appropriate measures to inform you of material changes to the Terms, consistent with the significance of the changes we make, including by email or by notification on our Digital Platforms.  If you do not agree with the changes, you should notify us and immediately stop using the Digital Platforms.  You can see when these Terms have been last updated by checking the “Last Revised” date displayed on the top of these Terms.

We often make Products & Services available to you through the Digital Platforms and when we do additional terms and conditions may apply.  Such additional terms will be presented to you at the time of digital access to the applicable Products & Services.  Those additional terms are hereby incorporated by reference into these Terms and become part of your agreement with us if you use, download or purchase those Products & Services (as applicable).  In the event of a conflict between these Terms and those additional terms, the latter will control.  For the avoidance of doubt, and merely by way of example, your purchase of non-auction wine, spirits and other alcoholic beverages through the Website will be subject to our Retail Conditions of Sale and your participation in any Acker auction (including by bidding using the Digital Platforms) will be subject to the Conditions of Sale applicable to the relevant auction, found here.

1.	USING OUR WEBSITE.
The Digital Platforms allow for browsing and online shopping of and access to our Products & Services (including retail purchases and placing bids at our live and online auctions).  They also provide news and valuable information about our Products & Services, including, without limitation, data, articles, publications, videos, products, graphics, photographs, video, sound, audio clips, digital downloads, text, images, icons, coding, scripts, software, pictures and other material (collectively, “Content” or “Contents”).  The Contents of the Digital Platforms are owned and controlled by Acker or by third parties that have licensed their Content to us.

Warning:  Our Products & Services relate to the advertisement and promotion, sale and auction of wine, spirits and other alcoholic beverages.  By accessing, using, browsing or purchasing Products & Services on the Digital Platforms, you represent that you are at least 21 years of age.  You further represent that upon purchasing Products via the Digital Platforms, you will ensure that the shipment and delivery of your purchase is received by a person at least 21 years of age.

2.	LIMITED LICENSE.
	Subject to the restrictions and limitations set forth in these Terms, we grant you a limited, non-exclusive license to access and use the Digital Platforms for your own personal internal use.  You are permitted to download no more than single copies or prints of the Contents for your personal and non-commercial use, or in the case of dealers, to display to your clients solely for purposes of facilitating a transaction with us.

3.	PROHIBITIONS ON USE.
You must obtain our prior written consent for any other reproduction of the Contents of the Digital Platforms or any portion thereof.  The following activities are also expressly prohibited without Acker’s prior written permission:

•	any non-personal or commercial use;

•	use of any robot, spider, other automatic device or manual process to monitor or copy the Digital Platforms or any of the Contents;

•	“mirroring” the Digital Platforms or any Content on any other server;

•	modifying, adapting, editing, creating derivative works from, transferring, selling, licensing, renting or otherwise exploiting or making commercial use of the Digital Platforms or any element thereof (including any Content, software code, data or materials used in or available on the Digital Platforms);

•	collection or use of product listings, descriptions or prices for a supplier of competitive or comparable products;

•	any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the Digital Platforms or otherwise interferes with their functioning;

•	the input or upload of any information which contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs or other computer programming routines that are intended to damage, interfere with, intercept or expropriate any Acker system, including the Digital Platforms;

•	deleting or altering any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices from copies of materials from the Digital Platforms;

•	attacking the Digital Platforms via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack;

•	exploiting or harming minors (or attempting to do so) in any way by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for personally identifiable information, or otherwise;

•	procuring the sending of any advertising or promotional material (without our prior written consent), including any “junk mail,” “chain letter,” “spam,” or any other similar solicitation; and

•	reverse engineering, decompiling, decrypting, disassembling or converting into human readable form, the Digital Platforms or any element thereof (including any Content, software, code, data or materials used in or available on the Digital Platforms).

You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout or form) of Acker, without our prior written consent.  You may not use any meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing Acker’s name or trademarks without our prior written consent.

In addition to the use specified herein, the Terms herein apply to any other software (including any updates or upgrades to the software and any related documentation) that we make available to you from time to time for your use in connection with our Products & Services (the “Acker Software”) and terms of the software license agreement accompanying such Acker Software (the “License Agreement”), and is further conditioned on your agreement to be bound by the terms of the License Agreement.

4.	PRIVACY.
We consider the privacy and protection of our customers’ personal data and personal information to be paramount.  Our Privacy Policy (for US residents, found here; and for European Economic Area and other non-US residents, found here), provides further information regarding our practices and policies in relation to personal data and personal information.

Unless otherwise explicitly stated herein, any non-personal information or material sent to Acker will be deemed NOT to be confidential.  By sending Acker any non-personal information or material, you grant Acker an unrestricted, irrevocable license to use, reproduce, display, perform, modify, transmit and distribute such materials or information, and you also agree that Acker is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques that you send us for any purpose.  However, Acker will not release your name or otherwise publicize the fact that you submitted materials or other information to us unless: (a) you grant us permission to do so; (b) we first notify you that the materials or other information you submit to a particular part of a site will be published or otherwise used with your name on it; or (c) we are authorized or required to do so by law.

5.	YOUR ACCOUNT.
To shop, place orders, place bids at our live or online auctions, or otherwise use the Products & Services on our Digital Platforms, you may be required to open an online account and/or provide certain personalized information to us (collectively, “User Information”).  You agree that you are solely responsible for the accuracy and content of your User Information, and you agree to keep it up to date.  It is your sole responsibility to maintain the confidentiality of your account, password, digital signature and User Information, and for restricting access to your computer and other mobile devices.  You are hereby advised to ensure that minors, children and persons under the age of 21 do not use your account and User Information to purchase our Products & Services or otherwise use any of our Digital Platforms’ functionality related to Products.  You hereby agree to accept full responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password.

6.	CHILDREN’S ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION.
We will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from any person that is actually known to us to be a child under the age of 16.  IF YOU ARE UNDER 16 YEARS OF AGE, PLEASE DO NOT USE OR ACCESS THE DIGITAL PLATFORMS AT ANY TIME OR IN ANY MANNER.

7.	INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY.
As between you and Acker, Acker solely and exclusively owns all right title and interest in and to the Digital Platforms and all elements thereof, including all the Content, software, code, data, and materials used therein or available thereon, the look, feel and design of the Digital Platforms, the compilation of the Content, code, data and materials in the Digital Platforms, and all copyrights, trademark rights, patent rights, database rights, trade secrets, moral rights (including rights of authorship, attribution and subsequent modification) and other intellectual property and proprietary rights (whether registered or unregistered in any jurisdiction) in any of the foregoing.  Your use of the Digital Platforms does not grant to you any right, title or interest in any element thereof, and Acker (and/or our applicable licensors and partners) owns and retains all right, title and interest (including all intellectual property and proprietary rights) therein and thereto.

(a)	Copyright Notice.
All Acker Software and the compilation of all Content on the Digital Platforms is the exclusive property of Acker and is protected by United States and international copyright laws.  All Rights Reserved.
(b)	Trademark Notice.
All marks on our Digital Platforms are registered trademarks of Acker in the United States and other jurisdictions.  Ackerwines.com and its related graphics, logos, page headers, button icons, scripts, and product and service names included in or made available through the Products & Services, are trademarks or trade dress of Acker in the United States and other jurisdictions.  Acker’s trademarks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not ours, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers or in any manner that disparages or discredits Acker.  All other trademarks not owned by Acker that appear on the Digital Platforms are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by Acker.
(c)	Copyright & Trademark Complaints Notice.

We respect the intellectual property rights of others, and require all users of our Digital Platforms and Products & Services to respect ours as well.  If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright or other intellectual property infringement, please report your alleged infringement as soon as possible, to complaints@ackerwines.com.

8.	DISCLAIMERS.
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE DIGITIAL PLATFORMS IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK, AND THE DIGITAL PLATFORMS AND ALL SERVICES, CONTENT (INCLUDING ACKER SOFTWARE OR ANY OTHER SOFTWARE), FUNCTIONS, MATERIALS AND PRODUCTS & SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THE DIGITAL PLATFORMS (COLLECTIVELY, “MATERIALS”) ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS-IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THEIR OPERATION OR THE INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN WRITING.

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ACKER AND ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS, MEMBERS, EMPLOYEES, ATTORNEYS, REPRESENTATIVES, AGENTS, ASSIGNS, CONTENT PROVIDERS, SERVICE PROVDERS, SUPPLIERS AND LICENSORS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “ACKER RELATED PARTIES”) DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  THE ACKER RELATED PARTIES DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE MATERIALS, THE ACKER RELATED PARTIES’ SERVERS OR ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS SENT FROM THE ACKER RELATED PARTIES ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

9.	LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.
IF YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE DIGITAL PLATFORMS, OR WITH ANY PROVISION OF THE LICENSE AGREEMENT OR THESE TERMS, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE DIGITAL PLATFORMS AND PRODUCTS & SERVICES.  UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL ANY OF THE ACKER RELATED PARTIES BE LIABLE TO ANY USER OR ANY THIRD PARTY ON ACCOUNT OF THAT USER'S USE OF THE DIGITAL PLATFORMS.  IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY OF THE ACKER RELATED PARTIES BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE DIGITAL PLATFORMS, THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE DIGITAL PLATFORMS, THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE THE MATERIALS, OR THE CONTENT CONTAINED WITHIN THE MATERIALS, REGARDLESS OF THE LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY (CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE) UPON WHICH THE CLAIM IS BASED, AND EVEN IF THE ACKER RELATED PARTIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE TOTAL AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF THE ACKER RELATED PARTIES FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTIONARISING FROM THESE TERMS OR YOUR USE OF THE MATERIALS EXCEED, IN THE AGGREGATE, FIFTY UNITED STATES DOLLARS ($50.00) REGARDLESS OF THE LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY (CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE) UPON WHICH THE CLAIM IS BASED,.

10.	NOTICE REGARDING ENFORCEABILITY OF CERTAIN DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILTY.
THE LAWS OF CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND/OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES.  IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS PROVIDED FOR HEREIN (INCLUDING IN SECTION 8 AND SECTION 9 ABOVE) MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.

11.	PRODUCT DESCRIPTION AND TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS.
We attempt to be as accurate as possible.  However, except for the general product description for each item, Acker makes no representation or warranties that product descriptions contained on the Digital Platforms are accurate, complete, reliable, current or error-free.  As relates to the sale of wine, spirits and other alcoholic beverages, please refer to our Retail Conditions of Sale and relevant auction Conditions of Sale, as applicable, for information about our sale and auction policies.

12.	ORDER ACCEPTANCE POLICY.
Your receipt of an electronic or other form of order confirmation does not signify our acceptance of your order, nor does it constitute confirmation of our offer to sell.  We reserve the right at any time after receipt of your order to accept or decline your order for any reason.  We do not accept credit card payment for orders placed over fifteen thousand United States Dollars ($15,000.00).  We may in our sole discretion require additional verification or information before accepting any order.

13.	LINKS.

(a)	Linking to the Digital Platforms.
You agree that if you include a link from any other website to the Digital Platforms, such link shall: (i) not contain information or be as of a kind to portray Acker in a false, misleading, derogatory or otherwise offensive manner; (ii) open in a new browser window; and (iii) link to the full version of an HTML formatted page of this Website (where it is a link to the Website).  You are not permitted to link directly to any image hosted on the Digital Platforms or our Products & Services, such as using an “in-line” linking method to cause the image hosted by us to be displayed on another website.  You agree not to download or use images hosted on the Digital Platforms on another website or platform, for any purpose, including, without limitation, posting such images on another site.  You agree not to link from any other website to the Digital Platforms in any manner such that the Digital Platforms, or any page of either of the Digital Platforms, is “framed,” surrounded, or obfuscated by any third party content, materials or branding.  We reserve all of our rights under the law to insist that any link to the Digital Platforms be discontinued or removed, and to revoke your right to link to the Digital Platforms from any other platform at any time upon written notice to you.  To find out more information about our linking policies, or to seek our permission, you may e-mail linking@ackerwines.com.
(b)	Links to Other Websites.
You may be able to link from the Digital Platforms to third party websites or platforms, and third party websites or platforms may link to the Digital Platforms ("Linked Sites").  You acknowledge and agree that we have no responsibility for the information, content, products, services, advertising, code or other materials which may or may not be provided by or through Linked Sites, even if they are owned or operated by Acker.  Links to Linked Sites do not constitute an endorsement or sponsorship by us of such websites or the information, content, products, services, advertising, code or other materials presented on or through such websites.  Any reliance on the contents of a third party website or platform is done at your own risk and you assume all responsibilities and consequences resulting from such reliance.  Under no circumstances shall any of the Acker Related Parties be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage caused or alleged to have been caused to you in connection with your use of, or reliance on, any content, goods or services available on any other site.  You should direct any concerns to that other site’s administrator or webmaster.

14.	ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS.
When you access our Digital Platforms, use or purchase any of our Products & Services or send e-mails to us, you are communicating with us electronically.  In so doing, you consent to receive communications from us electronically.  We will communicate with you by e-mail or by posting notices on the Digital Platforms.  You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

15.	INDEMNIFICATION.
To the fullest extent permitted by law, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold each of the Acker Related Parties harmless from and against any and all losses, damages, demands, claims, suits, judgments, costs, expenses, or other liability of any kind (including reasonable legal, accounting and expert fees, and expenses) relating to, arising from, or resulting from your use of the Contents (including Acker Software) of the Digital Platforms, including your violation of law or the rights of any third party thereto, or your actual, threatened or alleged direct or indirect breach of any of these Terms.  You further agree to advance each of the Acker Related Parties, upon demand, all costs and expenses (including reasonable legal, accounting and expert fees, and expenses) as they are incurred by such Acker Related Parties (as applicable) in connection with any matter covered by the indemnification provisions of this Section 15.

16.	EXPORT CONTROL OF SOFTWARE AND TECHNICAL DATA.
The following applies with respect to Acker Software and other Content of a technical nature that you may obtain from the Digital Platforms (other requirements set forth in these Terms and certain additional terms and conditions may apply with respect to items offered for sale, purchased or sold): The United States controls the export of such intellectual property.  You agree to comply with such restrictions and not to export or re-export the Content (including Acker Software) to countries or persons prohibited under the export control laws of the United States.  By downloading the Content (including Acker Software), you are agreeing that you are not in a country where such export is prohibited and that you are not on the United States Commerce Department’s Table of Denial Orders or the United States Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals.  You are responsible for compliance with the laws of your local jurisdiction regarding the import, export, or re-export of the Acker Software and/or other Content.

17.	LOCAL STANDARDS.
We do not represent that materials on the Digital Platforms are appropriate for use in all locations.  Persons who choose to access the Digital Platforms do so of their own initiative, and are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws.

18.	NO WAIVER.
Our failure to require or enforce strict performance by you of any provision of these Terms or to exercise any right under these Terms shall not be construed as a waiver or relinquishment to any extent of our right to assert or rely upon any such provision or right in that or any other instance.

19.	SEVERABILITY.
Should any part of these Terms be rendered or declared invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, such provision shall be deemed to be restated to reflect as nearly as possible the original intentions of the parties in accordance with applicable law, and the remainder of these Terms shall remain in full force and effect.

20.	THIRD PARTY BENEFICIARIES.
Nothing in these Terms shall be construed to give any rights to any third parties to enforce the terms hereof, except that each of the Acker Related Parties (other than Acker) shall be an express third party beneficiary of, and entitled to enforce, the protections and rights bestowed upon such entity or person herein.

21.	GOVERNING LAW AND FORUM SELECTION.
These Website and Mobile App Terms of Use (including your and Acker’s respective rights and obligations hereunder and your use of the Digital Platforms) shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York without regard to the conflicts of laws principles thereof.  For the benefit of Acker, by using the Digital Platforms you consent and agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state courts of the State of New York located in New York County in connection with any legal claim or action relating to, arising from, or in connection with these Terms (including your and Acker’s respective rights and obligations hereunder and your use of the Digital Platforms) and consent to personal jurisdiction in such courts.  You waive, to the maximum extent permitted by law, any objection to the laying of venue in any such court and any claim that such court would be an inconvenient forum for any action covered by this Section 21.  You agree that Acker shall retain the right to bring legal proceedings in any court other than the state courts of the State of New York located in New York County.

22.	JURY TRIAL AND CLASS ACTION WAIVERS.

YOU AND ACKER EACH IRREVOCABLY AND UNCONDITIONALLY WAIVE, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ANY RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY LEGAL ACTION, PROCEEDING, CAUSE OF ACTION, OR COUNTERCLAIM ARISING FROM, RELATING TO, OR CONCERNING THESE WEBSITE AND MOBILE APP TERMS OF USE, INCLUDING THE RESPECTIVE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF THE PARTIES HEREUNDER AND YOUR USE OF THE DIGITAL PLATFORMS.

YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT ANY LEGAL ACTION OR PROCEEDINGS WILL BE CONDUCTED ONLY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND NOT IN A CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION OR AS A NAMED OR UNNAMED MEMBER IN A CLASS, CONSOLIDATED, REPRESENTATIVE OR PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTION, UNLESS BOTH YOU AND ACKER SPECIFICALLY AGREE TO DO SO IN WRITING FOLLOWING INITIATION OF THE ACTION.  THIS CLASS ACTION WAIVER IS NOT APPLICABLE TO THE EXTENT SUCH WAIVER IS PROHIBITED BY LAW.

23.	FURTHER INQUIRIES.
Please feel free to direct any questions to us about these Terms, the Digital Platforms and our Products & Services, or any other issues, via e-mail at inquiries@ackerwines.com.






Privacy Policy (US Residents)

If you are not a resident of the United States, please click here for our Privacy Policy.

Effective Date: 8/17/2020
Last Revised Date:
Last Reviewed Date: 8/17/2020

Acker, Merrall & Condit Company and its affiliates, including, without limitation, Acker Auction, Inc., Acker, Merrall & Condit (Asia) Ltd, Acker London Ltd., Acker Auction DE, LLC and The Wine Workshop LLC (collectively, “Acker”, “we”, “us” or “our”) advertises, promotes, sells and auctions wine, spirits and other alcoholic beverages, and related products (collectively, “Products”) and provides other information and news related to Products, in a variety of media (collectively with Products, the “Products & Services”). We provide the Products & Services through a variety of methods, including, but not limited to, auctions, consignments, wine seminars, tastings and other events, and general purchases and interactions via our different social media and digital platforms (collectively, the “Offerings”).

Please note that we use CCTV video at our various premises for security reasons.  As such, your physical presence at any of our premises may result in your image being recorded and collected by Acker.

We consider the privacy of your data and information, whether corporate or personal, to be of paramount importance.  Information we gather from you as a consumer not only enables the transactions and interactions between us, but also helps us continually improve your experience with us and keep you informed of upcoming auctions, events and other services that might interest you.  This document constitutes a notice (the “Policy”) from Acker to all customers or other individuals who reside in the United States (“consumers” or “you”) regarding the collection and processing of their personal information which is provided to or collected by us, by or through any of our Offerings.

This Policy and our practices comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”) and any terms defined in the CCPA have the same meaning when used in this Policy.  The treatment of any non-personal information is addressed in our Website and Mobile App Terms of Use (found here).

1.	COLLECTION OF INFORMATION.
In the course of our in-person interactions with you, and via our website (the “Website”) and mobile application (collectively with the Website, the “Digital Platforms”), we collect information that identifies, relates to, describes, references, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or household (collectively, “personal information”).  In particular, we have collected the following categories of personal information from consumers within the last twelve (12) months:

Category Examples Collected
A. Identifiers. A real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, or other similar identifiers. YES
B. Personal information categories listed in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80I). A name, signature, address, telephone number, driver’s license or state identification card number, employment, bank account number, credit card number, debit card number, or any other financial information. YES
C. Protected classification characteristics under California or federal law. Age (40 years or older), race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, religion or creed, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy or childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, veteran or military status, genetic information (including familial genetic information). NO
D. Commercial information. Records of personal property, products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies. YES
E. Biometric information. Genetic, physiological, behavioral, and biological characteristics, or activity patterns used to extract a template or other identifier or identifying information, such as, fingerprints, faceprints, and voiceprints, iris or retina scans, keystroke, gait, or other physical patterns, and sleep, health, or exercise data. NO
Internet or other similar network activity. Browsing history, search history, information on a consumer’s interaction with a website, application, or advertisement. YES
G. Geolocation data. Physical location or movements. NO
H. Sensory data. Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information. NO
I. Professional or employment-related information. Current or past job history or performance evaluations. NO
J. Non-public education information (per the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. Section 1232g, 34 C.F.R. Part 99)). Education records directly related to a student maintained by an educational institution or party acting on its behalf, such as grades, transcripts, class lists, student schedules, student identification codes, student financial information, or student disciplinary records. NO
K. Inferences drawn from other personal information. Profile reflecting a person’s preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes. NO

Personal information does not include publicly available information from government records or de-identified or aggregated consumer information.  Acker obtains the categories of personal information listed above either directly or indirectly from you.

(a)	Information Directly Collected.
The categories of information that we collect directly from you are: personal details (e.g., name, date of birth), contact details (e.g., phone number(s), email address(es), postal address), transaction information (e.g., bidding or purchase records, shipping details, information about items you purchase or wish to consign or have appraised), limited financial information (e.g., tokenized payment information in connection with your purchases, wire instructions), information about your property in our possession or storage, username and password, and identification information to enable account recovery.

We collect this information from you in person (for example, at one of our wine events, seminars or auctions) or via our Digital Platforms as further outlined herein.

(b)	Information Automatically/Indirectly Collected.
Generally:
When you visit our Website (regardless of whether you create a user profile), the following information about your visit is automatically collected by us, as it is sent by your browser when you access any webpage:

•	your computer’s or mobile device’s operating system;

•	the application or software that you used to access our Website;

•	the time you accessed our Website;

•	your browser type, language configuration, clicks and page views;

•	the terminal with which you accessed our Website; and

•	the websites you visited before accessing our Website.

The aim of this automatic collection and processing is to obtain visit statistics in order to improve our Website and your experience as a customer.  In particular, we use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the Website and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.  We may use “clear GIFs” (also known as “web beacons” or “pixel tags”) or similar technologies, in the Website and/or in our communications with you, to enable us to evaluate Website usage information about visitors to our Website, target campaigns, upgrade visitor information and know whether you have visited a web page or received a message.  A clear GIF is typically a one-pixel transparent image (although it can be a visible image as well), located on a web page or in an e-mail or other type of message, which is retrieved from a remote site on the Internet thus enabling the verification of an individual’s viewing or receipt of a web page or message . A clear GIF may enable us to relate your viewing or receipt of a web page or message to other information about you, including your personal information.

We offer sign-on services that allow you to use third party login credentials to access our Website.  You may choose to provide us with access to certain personal information stored by such third party websites.  The personal information we have access to varies by website and is controlled by your privacy settings on that website and your consent.  By associating an account managed by a third party with your Acker account and authorizing Acker to have access to this information, you agree that Acker may collect, use and store information from these websites in accordance with this Policy.

Cookies:
We collect and use cookies via the Website.  A cookie is a piece of data stored on your hard drive containing information related to your visit to our Website.  We use cookies on certain of our pages to help analyze our web page flow, customize our services, content and advertising, measure promotional effectiveness and promote trust and safety.  Cookies track your movement on our Website, including what you view and your transactions and purchases.  They essentially serve to improve and personalize your experience on our Website.

A few important things you should know about our use of these technologies are that:

•	we offer certain features that are available only through the use of cookies and are therefore one of the primary ways in which we announce a new feature that was added since the last time you visited our Website;

•	we use cookies to help identify you, track information about you and maintain your signed in status;

•	most cookies are “session cookies,” meaning that they are automatically deleted from your hard drive at the end of a session;

•	you are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, although doing so may interfere with your use of our Website or Products & Services;

•	you may encounter cookies from certain third parties, known as service providers, that we have allowed on our Website and that assist us with various aspects of our Website operations and services; and

•	you also may encounter cookies from third parties on certain pages of our Website that we do not control and have not authorized (for example, if you view a web page created by another user, there may be a cookie placed by that web page).

Google Analytics:
Please note that we use a tool called “Google Analytics”, and tools within it such as Google Tag Manager and Google Firebase Analytics, to collect information about the use of our Digital Platforms.  Google Analytics collects use information regarding how often users visit the Digital Platforms, what device they are using and what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they visited prior to coming to our Website.  We use the information we get from Google Analytics to improve our Digital Platforms.  Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit our Digital Platforms, rather than your name.  Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to the Digital Platforms is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy, found here.

Disabling Cookies and Google Analytics:
Most web browsers or Flash players have functionalities that can be set to block or refuse the use of cookies on our Website.  However, refusing a cookie may, in some instances, hinder or curtail your user experience on our Website or certain areas of it.  You may disable all cookies as well as the use of Google Analytics for the Digital Platforms by selecting the “Do Not Track” option available in your user profile, as well as at the bottom of this Policy.  By visiting the Digital Platforms without disabling these functions, you accept the collection and use of cookies and of Google Analytics.

2.	USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION.
We may use or disclose the personal information we collect for one or more of the following purposes:

•	to fulfill or meet the reason you provided the information (for example, if you share your name and contact information to request a price quote, ask a question about our Products & Services, or to register for one of our seminars or auctions, we will use that personal information to respond to your inquiry or meet your request; if you provide your personal information to purchase a product or service, we may use that information to process your payment and, depending on the product or service, facilitate delivery; we may also save your information to facilitate new product orders or process returns);

•	to provide, support, personalize, and develop our Products, & Services, as well as our Offerings;

•	to create, maintain, customize and secure your personalized account with us;

•	to process your requests, purchases, transactions and payments, and prevent transactional fraud;

•	to provide you with support and respond to your inquiries;

•	to provide you with details about upcoming auctions, events and other services that might interest you;

•	to help maintain the safety, security and integrity of our Digital Platforms and Products & Services;

•	to respond to law enforcement requests and as authorized or required by applicable law, court order, or governmental regulation; and

•	as described to you when collecting your personal information or as otherwise set forth in the CCPA.

Acker will not collect additional categories of personal information or use the personal information we collected for materially different, unrelated or incompatible purposes without providing you with notice.

3.	SHARING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION.
Acker may disclose your personal information to a third party for a business purpose.  When we disclose personal information for a business purpose, we enter into a contract with that service provider that describes the purpose and requires the recipient to both keep that personal information confidential and not use it for any purpose except performing the contract.
(a)	Disclosures of Personal Information for a Business Purpose.

In the preceding twelve (12) months, Acker has disclosed the following categories of personal information for a business purpose:

Category A: Identifiers.
Category B: California Customer Records personal information categories.
Category D: Commercial information.
Category F: Internet or other similar network activity.

We share your personal information with the following categories of third parties:

•	service providers;

•	data aggregators; and

•	analytics services.

(b)	Sales of Personal Information.
We do not sell your personal information.

4.	RIGHTS REGARDING PERSONAL INFORMATION.
You have certain specific rights regarding your personal information, as outlined below.

(a)	Access and Portability Rights.
You have the right to request that Acker disclose certain information to you about our collection and use of your personal information over the past 12 months.  Once we receive and confirm your request, we will disclose to you:

•	the categories of personal information we collected about you;

•	the sources for the personal information we collected about you;

•	our business or commercial purpose for collecting or disclosing that personal information;

•	the categories of third parties with whom we share that personal information;

•	the specific pieces of personal information we collected about you; and

•	if we disclosed your personal information for a business purpose, the personal information categories that each category of recipient obtained.

(b)	Deletion Request Rights.
You have the right to request that Acker delete any of your personal information that we collected from you and retained, subject to certain exceptions.  Once we receive and confirm your request, we will delete (and direct our service providers to delete) your personal information from our records, unless an exception applies.

We may deny your deletion request if retaining the information is necessary for us or our service provider(s) to:

•	complete the transaction for which we collected the personal information, provide a good or service that you requested, take actions reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform our contract with you;

•	detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, or prosecute those responsible for such activities;

•	debug products to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality;

•	exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise their free speech rights, or exercise another right provided for by law;

•	comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (Cal. Penal Code § 1546 et. seq.);

•	engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when the information’s deletion may likely render impossible or seriously impair the research’s achievement, if you previously provided informed consent;

•	enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with consumer expectations based on your relationship with us;

•	comply with a legal obligation; and

•	make other internal and lawful uses of that information that are compatible with the context in which you provided it.

(c)	Exercising Access, Data Portability, and Deletion Rights.
To exercise one or more of the rights described above in this Section 4 please submit a verifiable request to us by either:

•	calling us at 877-ACKER-47 (877-225-3747); or

•	emailing rights@ackerwines.com.

Only you, or someone legally authorized to act on your behalf, may make a verifiable consumer request related to your personal information.  You may also make a request on behalf of your minor child.  You may only make a verifiable consumer request for access or data portability twice within a 12-month period.  The request must:

•	provide sufficient information that allows us to reasonably verify you are the person about whom we collected personal information or an authorized representative; and

•	describe your request with sufficient detail that allows us to properly understand, evaluate, and respond to it.

We will only use personal information provided in a verifiable consumer request to verify the requestor’s identity or authority to make the request.  We endeavor to respond to a verifiable consumer request within 45 days of its receipt.  If we require more time (up to 90 days), we will inform you of the reason and extension period in writing.  If you have an account with us, we will deliver our written response to the email address associated with that user account.  If you do not have an account with us, we will deliver our written response by mail or electronically, at your option.  Any disclosures we provide will only cover the 12-month period preceding the verifiable consumer request’s receipt.  The response we provide will also explain the reasons we cannot comply with a request, if applicable.

We will not charge a fee to process or respond to your request unless it is excessive, repetitive, or manifestly unfounded.  If we determine that the request warrants a fee, we will tell you why we made that decision and provide you with a cost estimate before completing your request.

5.	REGISTRATION AND USER PROFILES.
In order to use certain features of our Digital Platforms (e.g.. placing an order, using our Website or mobile app bidding platforms or viewing information related to an account) and in order to participate in our auctions or certain other in-person events, you must register for a user profile and be granted a username and password.  Your password is PHP hash protected.  You may register for a user profile using our Digital Platforms or in person at certain Acker events such as live auctions.

If your password has been compromised for any reason, you should immediately notify Acker and change your password.  We will never request your password or other highly sensitive information via e-mail.  If you receive an e-mail or other correspondence requesting that you provide any sensitive information (including your Digital Platforms password or credit card information) via e-mail or to a website that does not seem to be affiliated with our Digital Platforms, or that otherwise seems suspicious to you, please do not provide such information, and report such request to us.

6.	SECURITY.
We have implemented appropriate security measures in order to protect your personal information, both online and off-line.  These include firewalls, IP blacklisting, protections from brute force attacks, and other general security practices such as disabling ping-backs and track-backs.  We also utilize sophisticated third-party providers for secure server infrastructure, as well as other generally accepted physical safeguards.

7.	PROMOTIONAL CONTENT.
We offer promotional and marketing emails to keep you updated on our Offerings, including sending you Product recommendations and other non-transactional communications about us and our partners (“Promotional Content”).  We request user consent prior to sending you Promotional Content.

Consent may be given by you upon registration for a user profile by expressly opting in to receive Promotional Content.  Receipt of Promotional Content is opt-in only, and you must communicate an email address to subscribe to it.  You can choose to unsubscribe at any time, by: (1) clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any email containing Promotional Content, which will take you to your account on the Website; (2) directly through the account section on either of the Digital Platforms; or (3) by contacting Acker directly.

The information discussed in this Section 7 may also be processed in order for us to more effectively market our Offerings so that they are relevant to you.

8.	NON-DISCRIMINATION.
We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your rights under this Policy.

9.	CHILDREN’S ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION.
We will not knowingly collect personal information from any person that is actually known to us to be a child under the age of 16.  IF YOU ARE UNDER 16 YEARS OF AGE, PLEASE DO NOT USE OR ACCESS THE DIGITAL PLATFORMS AT ANY TIME OR IN ANY MANNER.

10.	CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY.
We reserve the right to amend this Policy at our discretion and at any time.  We will take appropriate measures to inform you of material changes to this Policy, consistent with the significance of the changes we make, including by email or by notification on our Digital Platforms.  If you do not agree with the changes, you should notify us and immediately stop using the Digital Platforms.  You can see when this Policy has been last updated and reviewed by checking the “Last Revised” and “Last Reviewed” dates displayed on the top of the Policy.

11.	CONTACT INFORMATION.
If you have any questions or comments about this Policy, the ways in which we collect and use your personal information, or your choices and rights regarding such use, please do not hesitate to contact us at privacy@ackerwines.com or via 877-ACKER-47 (877-225-3747).






Privacy Policy (European Economic Area and Other Non-US Residents)

If you are a resident of the United States, please click here for our Privacy Policy.

Effective Date: 8/17/2020
Last Revised: 

Acker, Merrall & Condit Company and its affiliates, including, without limitation, Acker Auction, Inc., Acker, Merrall & Condit (Asia) Ltd, Acker London Ltd., Acker Auction DE, LLC and The Wine Workshop LLC (collectively, “Acker”, “we”, “us” or “our”) advertises, promotes, sells and auctions wine, spirits and other alcoholic beverages, and related products (collectively, “Products”) and provides other information and news related to Products, in a variety of media (collectively with Products, the “Products & Services”).  We provide the Products & Services through a variety of methods, including, but not limited to, auctions, consignments, wine seminars, tastings and other events, and general purchases and interactions via our different social media and digital platforms (collectively, the “Offerings”).

Please note that we use CCTV video at our various premises for security reasons.  As such, your physical presence at any of our premises may result in your image being recorded and collected by Acker.  We retain such video recordings no longer than necessary in view of the purpose for which they were collected.

We consider the privacy of your data and information, whether corporate or personal, to be of paramount importance.  Information we gather from you as a customer not only enables the transactions and interactions between us, but also helps us continually improve your experience with us and keep you informed of upcoming auctions, events and other services that might interest you.  This document constitutes a notice (the “Policy”) from Acker to all customers or other individuals (“customer” or “you”) whose personal data is provided to or collected by us, by or through any of our Offerings, and which is subject to the General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") (Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of April 27, 2016).  We will treat personal data which is not subject to the GDPR or the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 in the same manner as described in this Policy.

Throughout this Policy, the expression “personal data” refers to any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person, as defined by the GDPR.  This Policy aims to inform you of the conditions under which your personal data is collected and processed by us and the rights that you have regarding this data.  We will not sell, share, or rent your personal data to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this Policy.

1.	PERSONAL DATA WE COLLECT AND PROCESS.
In the course of our in-person interactions with you, and via our website (the “Website”) and mobile application (collectively with Website, the “Digital Platforms”), we collect the following personal data because it is necessary for the provision of our services in accordance with our Website and Mobile App Terms of Use.

(a)	Information Automatically Collected.
Generally:
When you visit our Website (regardless of whether you create a user profile), the following information about your visit is automatically collected by us, as it is sent by your browser when you access any webpage:

•	your computer’s or mobile device’s operating system;

•	the application or software that you used to access our Website;

•	the time you accessed our Website;

•	your browser type, language configuration, clicks and page views;

•	the terminal with which you accessed our Website; and

•	the websites you visited before accessing our Website.

This information is logged automatically and is stored for 7 years, and in any case, for no longer than necessary in relation to the purpose for which it is being processed.  The aim of this automatic collection and processing is to obtain visit statistics in order to improve our Website and your experience as a customer.  In particular, we use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the Website and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.  We may use “clear GIFs” (also known as “web beacons” or “pixel tags”) or similar technologies, in the Website and/or in our communications with you, to enable us to evaluate Website usage information about visitors to our Website, target campaigns, upgrade visitor information and know whether you have visited a web page or received a message.  A clear GIF is typically a one-pixel transparent image (although it can be a visible image as well), located on a web page or in an e-mail or other type of message, which is retrieved from a remote site on the Internet thus enabling the verification of an individual’s viewing or receipt of a web page or message.  A clear GIF may enable us to relate your viewing or receipt of a web page or message to other information about you, including your personal information.

We offer sign-on services that allow you to use third party login credentials to access our Website.  You may choose to provide us with access to certain personal data stored by such third party websites.  The personal data we have access to varies by website and is controlled by your privacy settings on that website and your consent.  By associating an account managed by a third party with your Acker account and authorizing Acker to have access to this information, you agree that Acker may collect, use and store personal data from those websites in accordance with this Policy.

Cookies:
We collect and use cookies via the Website.  A cookie is a piece of data stored on your hard drive containing information related to your visit to our Website.  We use cookies on certain of our pages to help analyze our web page flow, customize our services, content and advertising, measure promotional effectiveness and promote trust and safety.  Cookies track your movement on our Website, including what you view, and your transactions and purchases.  They essentially serve to improve and personalize your experience on our Website.
A few important things you should know about our use of these technologies are that:

•	we offer certain features that are available only through the use of cookies and are therefore one of the primary ways in which we announce a new feature that was added since the last time you visited our Website;

•	we use cookies to help identify you, track information about you and maintain your signed in status;

•	most cookies are “session cookies,” meaning that they are automatically deleted from your hard drive at the end of a session;

•	you are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, although doing so may interfere with your use of our Website or Products & Services;

•	you may encounter cookies from certain third parties, known as service providers, that we have allowed on our Website and that assist us with various aspects of our Website operations and services; and

•	you also may encounter cookies from third parties on certain pages of our Website that we do not control and have not authorized (for example, if you view a web page created by another user, there may be a cookie placed by that web page).

We also collect and use certain cookies on our Mobile App in order to improve your user experience.  We do not use third-party cookies on the Mobile App.
The storage duration of cookies on our Digital Platforms differs depending on the cookie, but is never longer than ninety (90) days.

Google Analytics:
Please note that we use a tool called “Google Analytics”, and tools within it such as Google Tag Manager and Google Firebase Analytics, to collect information about the use of our Digital Platforms.  Google Analytics collects use information regarding how often users visit the Digital Platforms, what device they are using and what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they visited prior to coming to our Website.  We use the information we get from Google Analytics to improve our Digital Platforms.  Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit our Digital Platforms, rather than your name.  Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to the Digital Platforms is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy, found here.

Disabling Cookies and Google Analytics:
Most web browsers or Flash players have functionalities that can be set to block or refuse the use of cookies on our Website.  However, refusing a cookie may, in some instances, hinder or curtail your user experience on our Website or certain areas of it.  You may disable all cookies as well as the use of Google Analytics for the Digital Platforms by selecting the “Do Not Track” option available in your user profile, as well as at the bottom of this Policy.  By visiting the Digital Platforms without disabling these functions, you accept the collection and use of cookies and of Google Analytics.

(b)	Information Directly Collected.
The categories of information that we collect directly from you are: personal details (e.g., name, date of birth), contact details (e.g., phone number(s), email address(es), postal address), transaction information (e.g., bidding or purchase records, shipping details, information about items you purchase or wish to consign or have appraised), limited financial information (e.g., tokenized payment information in connection with your purchases, wire instructions), information about your property in our possession or storage, username and password, and identification information to enable account recovery.

We collect this information from you in person (for example, at one of our wine events, seminars or auctions) or via our Digital Platforms, as further outlined below.

Registration and User Profiles:
In order to use certain features of our Digital Platforms (e.g., placing an order, using our Website or mobile app bidding platforms or viewing information related to an account) and in order to participate in our auctions or certain other in-person events, you must register for a user profile and be granted a username and password.  Your password is PHP hash protected.  You may register for a user profile using our Digital Platforms or in person at certain Acker events such as live auctions.  The following information is collected to create this profile:

•	your name and contact information, including your phone number(s) and email address(es).

•	if you wish to participate in an auction or make other purchases, billing information.
If your password has been compromised for any reason, you should immediately notify Acker and change your password.  We will never request your password or other highly sensitive information via e-mail.  If you receive an e-mail or other correspondence requesting that you provide any sensitive information (including your Digital Platforms password or credit card information) via e-mail or to a website that does not seem to be affiliated with our Digital Platforms, or that otherwise seems suspicious to you, please do not provide such information, and report such request to us.

This information is stored until you request the deletion of your user profile, provided that there is no legal requirement for its retention, or until the profile is erased by Acker.  The profile will be erased after 7 years of inactivity, in compliance with Article 5(1)(e) of the GDPR.

Orders:
When you order or bid on Products using the Digital Platforms or in-person (such as at our retail store or at a live auction), we may request the following information:

•	shipping details, including recipient name and phone number, street address, city, state/province, ZIP code and country (with respect to the purchase of non-auction and auction wines, spirits and other alcoholic beverages, please refer to our Retail Conditions of Sale and relevant auction Conditions of Sale, as applicable, for information regarding shipping and delivery policies);

•	billing details, if different from the shipping details (which requires the same information as for the shipping details); and

•	credit card information.
This information is used for billing purposes, reporting and to process your order(s).
Shipping and billing details are stored until you request the deletion of your user profile, provided that there is no legal requirement for its retention, or until the profile is erased by Acker, as stated above.  Your credit card information is tokenized and such token is stored until you remove this functionality from your user account, or until your user account is deleted.
Contact Form:
You may use the Website contact form to send a message to Acker, or request information, including in order to exercise your rights as detailed in this Policy.  When filling out the contact form, we request the following information:
•	name;

•	email address;

•	type of assistance required; and

•	your message (via a free-form field).

This information is required in order to process your message and answer your request, and is stored only as long as necessary in order to fully process your request.

2.	PROMOTIONAL CONTENT.
We offer promotional and marketing emails to keep you updated on our Offerings, including sending you Product recommendations and other non-transactional communications about us and our partners (“Promotional Content”).  We request user consent prior to sending you Promotional Content.

Consent may be given by you upon registration for a user profile by expressly opting in to receive Promotional Content.  Receipt of Promotional Content is opt-in only, and you must communicate an email address to subscribe to it.  You can choose to unsubscribe at any time, by: (1) clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any email containing Promotional Content, which will take you to your account on the Website; (2) directly through the account section on either of the Digital Platforms; or (3) by contacting Acker directly.

The information discussed in this Section 2 may also be processed in order for us to more effectively market our Offerings so that they are relevant to you, as necessary for our legitimate interest in conducting direct marketing to increase sales or to the extent you have provided your prior separate consent.

3.	PERSONAL LOCATION AND SHARING.

(a)	Data Location.
We inform you that the personal data we collect is located in the United States of America.  By using our Digital Platforms, you are consenting to the transfer of your personal data to the United States of America, and you acknowledge that the personal data may be transferred for the purpose of fulfilling our business transactions with you.
(b)	Sharing with Third Parties.
We inform you that we may share your information with industry partners in order to improve the manner in which we promote our Products & Services, and in order to host our live events (such as auctions).  We also share aggregated demographic and use information with analytics services in order to market our Products & Services more effectively.
We outsource certain activities such as order shipments, marketing assistance, postal and email delivery, customer service, and data analysis, and we use a credit card processing company to bill users for goods and services.  These companies do not retain, share, store or use personal data for any secondary purposes and are not allowed to use personal data, except for the purpose of providing these services.  Our agreements with these third parties contain data protection clauses that guarantee appropriate customer safeguards.
4.	LINKS.
The Website may contain links to other websites.  Please be aware that Acker is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites.  We encourage you to be aware when you leave our Website and to read the privacy statements of all other sites you visit that collect personal data.
5.	YOUR RIGHTS.
You have the following rights regarding your personal data that is collected and processed by us.
We will attempt to notify each recipient to whom your personal data has been disclosed (unless this proves impossible or involves disproportionate effort) when you notify us of a rectification or erasure of your personal data or a restriction of processing.
(a)	Right of Access.

You may request access to your personal data that we collect and process.  Should you request such access, we will provide you with a copy of all your personal data in our possession as well as all legally required information, including:

•	the purposes of the processing;

•	the categories of personal data concerned;

•	the recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed;

•	the duration of storage of the personal data; and

•	further information on your rights regarding your personal data.

(b)	Right to Data Portability.
You have the right to data portability of your personal data.  This right differs from your right to access since it only relates to the personal data you provided us with (for example, automatically collected data is not included).  This right allows you to receive this personal data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format in order for you to be able to transfer this personal data to another data controller or processor.

(c)	Right to Rectification.
You may, at any time, request that we rectify inaccurate or incomplete personal data concerning you and we will proceed accordingly and promptly.

(d)	Right to Erasure (a.k.a. “Right to be Forgotten”).
You may request the erasure of your personal data provided that one of the following conditions apply:
•	your personal data is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed;
•	you withdraw your consent for the processing and there is no other legal ground for the processing (this only relates to the personal data collected for Promotional Content purposes);
•	you exercise your right to object to the processing of your personal data, as detailed below;
•	your personal data was unlawfully processed; or
•	your personal data has to be erased to comply with a legal obligation to which we are subject.

(e)	Right to Object.
Where your personal situation justifies it, you may object to the processing of your personal data by us when this processing is carried out in our legitimate interests.  You may also, at any time, object to the processing of your personal data by us when this processing is carried out for marketing purposes.

(f)	Right to Restriction of Processing.
You may ask for the restriction of the processing of your personal data when one of the following applies:

•	where you contest the accuracy of your personal data, you can request the restriction of the processing of your personal data for the period required to verify your claim;

•	where the processing is unlawful, you may choose to request the restriction of the use of your personal data instead of requesting its erasure;

•	if we no longer need your personal data for the purpose of the processing, but you require this data for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims; or

•	where you objected to the processing of your personal data carried out in our legitimate interests, you may request the restriction of this processing while we investigate your claim.

6.	SECURITY.
We have implemented appropriate security measures in order to protect your personal data, both online and off-line.  These include firewalls, IP blacklisting, protections from brute force attacks, and other general security practices such as disabling ping-backs and track-backs.  We also utilize sophisticated third-party providers for secure server infrastructure, as well as other generally accepted physical safeguards.

7.	NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES.
We will update this Policy when necessary to reflect customer feedback, changes in our Products & Services, or legal changes.  When we post changes to this Policy, we will revise the “Last Revised Date” at the top of the Policy and will also describe the changes at the top of the Policy, so you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

If there are material changes to the Policy, including how we will use your personal data, we will notify you either by prominently posting a notice of such changes before they take effect or by directly sending you a notification.  We encourage you to periodically review this Policy to learn how Acker is processing your information.  A banner informing you of any material changes in this Policy will be displayed on the Website for two weeks after the change.

If at any point we decide to use personal data for purposes incompatible with those stated at the time it was collected, we will notify you by way of an email whenever possible, or by displaying a banner requesting consent to this change for two weeks before the change takes place.  You will have the option to refuse the change and request the deletion of your user profile and personal data.

8.	NON-PERSONAL DATA.
This Policy discloses the treatment of any personal data provided to or collected by Acker via any of our Offerings.  The treatment of any non-personal data is addressed in our Website and Mobile App Terms of Use.

9.	CONTACTING US AND EXERCISING YOUR RIGHTS.
Should you have any questions regarding this Policy or should you wish to exercise one or more of the rights detailed above in Section 5, you may contact us at privacy@ackerwines.com.  An identity verification document will be required should you wish to exercise any such rights in order to ensure that no third party can gain access to your personal data.

Should a disagreement arise (including where a dispute is not resolved by an amicable settlement), you can always contact the competent personal data protection authority to lodge a complaint.  Our lead data protection authority is the following:

•	in the United Kingdom, the ICO, whose website is accessible at the following address: https://ico.org.uk.







Conditions de Vente au Détail

1. Général : Consentement des Conditions Générales de Vente

Chère Clientèle,

En achetant par téléphone, par mail ou bien en ligne auprès du site web www.ackerwines.com propriété de Acker, Merral & Condit Company (AMC), vous acceptez les conditions de ventes (les « Conditions ») pour tous les achats fait chez AMC. Ces conditions sont sujettes à modifications ou révision sans préavis à n’importe quel moment, à la discrétion seule d’AMC. Votre utilisation continue de ce site web constitue l’acceptation des modifications et révisions des Conditions.

2. Age Légal Requis, Vérification and Identification par Photo

La loi aux Etats-Unis exige que le vin et autres boissons alcoolisées soit vendu et livré uniquement à des personnes âgées d’au moins 21 ans. En passant commande sur le site d’AMC, par téléphone, par email ou en personne, vous confirmez que vous-mêmes ou le destinataire est âgés d’au moins 21 ans.

Si la réception se fait en personne, une pièce d’identité contenant une photo ainsi qu’une preuve d’âge doit être fournie. Si quelqu’un d’autre récupère une commande en votre nom, AMC ne fournira uniquement votre achat à cette personne si AMC est notifié à l’avance par écrit, via notre email ou fax indiquée ci-dessus, de l’identité de ladite personne récupérant la commande.
 Les nouveaux acheteurs peuvent être tenus de fournir une copie d'une pièce d'identité valide pour les dossiers de l'AMC. Celle-ci peut être envoyée à AMC par fqx, par emqil ou livrée en personne à l'adresse indiquée ci-dessus.

REMARQUE IMPORTANTE : Les régulations Fédéral et des Etats requièrent qu’une personne d’au moins 21 ans soit physiquement présente pour signer une livraison contenant de l’alcool. Les lois Fédéral interdisent la livraison d’alcool à des adresse de boite postale en bureau de Poste. Nous recommandons donc de livrer à une adresse résidentielle ou professionnelle.

Si une commande est renvoyée à AMC due au manque d’une preuve d’âge, vous serez tenu responsable pour le paiement des charges d’envoie supplémentaire.

3. Achat et Paiement

Le paiement est dû sur réception de la facture ou confirmation de la commande. La commande doit être envoyé, livré ou recouvré conformément à votre demande et seulement sur réception du paiement complet de la commande ainsi que tous les frais et les charges liées. AMC accepte les paiements en espèces, chèques, mandat bancaire, virement bancaire et cartes MasterCard, Visa et American Express. AMC se réserves le droit, à sa seule discrétion, d’annuler une commande à n’importe quel moment avant son paiement.

4. Collecte, Livraison, Transport, et application des Tax sur les Ventes

(a) Collecte en Magasin

Vous pouvez récupérer des vins auprès du magasin physique d’AMC à New York. Pour ce faire, veuillez sélectionner « Retrait en Magasin » dans les options de livraison au passage de la commande. Veuillez indiquer votre date de livraison désiré durant le passage de la commande, AMC fera de son mieux pour confirmer votre date spécifiée de collection, suivant la disponibilité de votre commande. Les commandes doivent être collecté sous les 48 heures suivant la date spécifié de collecte, après quoi les vins seront transférés aux entrepôts d’AMC et AMC se réserve le droit d’apprécier 50$ de frais de transfert, et/ou d’annuler la commande à sa discrétion.

Veuillez prendre vos dispositions pour votre collecte en appelant AMC au +1 212 787 1700 ou par email à store@ackerwines.com pour une requête concernant la boutique physique ou rarewine@ackerwines.com pour les « fine and rare ». Le wine peut être récupéré à la boutique d’AMC dans Manhattan au 160 West et 72iem Street, New York, NY 10023.

(b) Livraison Local

Sur demande, et à sa seul discrétion, AMC livrera des ventes au détail au sein de Manhattan.

(c) Expédition

(i) La propriété des boissons alcoolisées vous est transmise par AMC à New York, et vous assumez l'entière responsabilité du produit transporté de New York à la destination de votre choix. Vous pouvez venir chercher le produit à l'emplacement d'AMC (voir la section 4(a) - Collecte en magasin) ou prendre des dispositions indépendantes pour la livraison. La taxe de vente de New York s'appliquera dans tous les cas, sauf lorsqu'un permis délivré par l'État du lieu de livraison finale exige le paiement de la taxe de vente dans cette juridiction, auquel cas le taux de taxe de vente de cet État sera appliqué comme indiqué ci-dessous. AMC ne fait aucune déclaration quant aux droits légaux de quiconque de livrer ou d'importer des boissons alcoolisées ou d'autres marchandises dans n’importe quel État. Vous garantissez que vous êtes seul responsable du transport des produits achetés et de la détermination de la légalité et des conséquences fiscales et douanières de l'acheminement des produits vers la destination choisie.

(ii) Pour les commandes à destination d'États dans lesquels AMC est titulaire d'une licence ou d'un permis d'expédition directe au consommateur, le titre et la propriété du produit vous sont transférés par AMC à New York, et les taxes de vente et autres taxes applicables seront appliquées en fonction des exigences de l'État destinataire. En passant une commande, vous autorisez AMC à agir en votre nom pour organiser le transport du produit selon vos instructions. Alternativement, vous pouvez venir chercher le produit chez nous, ou prendre des dispositions d'expédition indépendantes. Pour tout produit récupéré à notre établissement, la taxe de vente de New York sera appliquée.

(iii) Nous ne faisons aucune déclaration quant à la légalité de l'expédition de boissons alcoolisées. Vous êtes responsable du respect de toutes les lois concernant ces envois. En organisant le transport des boissons alcoolisées, AMC fournit un service et agit comme votre agent. En utilisant ce service d'AMC, vous déclarez que vous agissez en conformité avec les lois locales et nationales concernant l'achat, le transport et la livraison de boissons alcoolisées. Vous déclarez en outre que vous avez obtenu toute autorisation requise, que vous avez payé tous les frais requis, que vous travaillez par l'intermédiaire d'intermédiaires dûment autorisés, que vous êtes légalement autorisé à prendre possession des boissons alcoolisées, que vous êtes légalement autorisé à prendre possession des quantités commandées et que vous et la personne qui accepte la livraison des boissons alcoolisées a au moins 21 ans.

(d) Délai de traitement de la commande

Les commandes sont généralement traitées et expédiées dans les cinq (5) jours ouvrables suivant l'achat. Toutefois, divers facteurs peuvent retarder les expéditions au-delà de ce délai. Les demandes spéciales d'expédition, telles que les commandes urgentes, doivent être faites par téléphone ou par courriel, et sont sujettes à confirmation.

5. Tentatives de livraison

AMC fera une (1) tentative de livraison des achats. Si une commande est retournée, AMC vous contactera pour vous informer du retour, mais AMC se réserve le droit de retourner la commande pour stocker et créditer votre compte, moins les frais de port. Veuillez contacter AMC à store@ackerwines.com si vous avez besoin d’arrangements spéciaux pour les achats en magasin, ou rarewine@ackerwines.com pour les produits fins et rares.

L'expédition par transporteur public comprend généralement trois (3) tentatives de livraison, après quoi votre commande sera retournée à AMC.

6. Retours et annulations

Toutes les ventes sont "en l'état" et sont définitives à partir du moment où vous passez votre commande, que les articles achetés soient toujours en possession d'AMC ou en transit vers vous, et qu'AMC soit ou non en mesure de vous aider à prendre les dispositions nécessaires pour le transport. Les retours et les annulations ne sont pas permis sauf dans les cas où il y a une erreur importante d'expédition ou d'inventaire et où le problème est signalé dans les quatre-vingt-dix (90) jours, auquel cas le problème sera résolu au cas par cas.

7. Conditions des bouteilles et variations de prix

Au meilleur de la connaissance d'AMC, tous les vins ont été conservés dans des conditions de conservation appropriées pendant leur conservation par AMC. Chaque bouteille a été inspectée et décrite aussi précisément que possible au moment où les vins ont été ajoutés à l'inventaire de détail d'AMC. Toutefois, les acheteurs de vins plus anciens et plus fragiles doivent tenir compte des variations naturelles tel que le niveau du vin et l'état général. Sauf indication contraire, les vins de moins de 10 ans peuvent être considérés comme étant généralement en excellent état.

8. Assurance

AMC effectue des expéditions locales à des clients avec lesquels elle conclut des ententes d'expédition et qui sont effectuées en vertu du compte d'expédition d'AMC ou du client, le cas échéant. L'assurance d'AMC couvre toute perte due à un bris ou à un vol qui peut survenir pendant que votre commande est en possession d'un transporteur public. Elle ne couvre pas les pertes résultant de la confiscation, ni les dommages résultant de températures extrêmement chaudes ou froides dues à de longues périodes de réfrigération en panne ou pendant un transit non réfrigéré ou un transit effectué sans isolation adéquate contre les éléments. Si vous recevez une propriété achetée qui a été brisée pendant le transport, vous devez en aviser AMC par écrit dans les trois (3) jours suivant la livraison de la propriété. En cas de non-arrivée, vous devez informer AMC par écrit dans les trois (3) jours suivant la livraison prévue afin que nous puissions traiter votre réclamation.

9. Conditions météorologiques

AMC se réserve le droit de ne pas expédier du vin si la température au moment de l'expédition est supérieure à 80 degrés Fahrenheit ou inférieure à 30 degrés
Fahrenheit, à moins que vous, par écrit, acceptez d'assumer toute responsabilité et tout risque de dommage lié à l'expédition résultant de températures extrêmes.








US Condition de Vente aux Enchères

1. Accord de l'Acheteur.

En enchérissant à une vente aux enchères, l'enchérisseur à une vente aux enchères (" Enchérisseur ") accepte que les présentes Conditions de vente de l'Acheteur (" Conditions de vente "), ainsi que la description de la bouteille et les enchères par correspondance, toutes publiées par Acker, Merrall & Condit Company (" AMC ") et toutes intégrées aux Conditions de vente, constituent l'accord intégral de l’enchérisseur (le " Contrat ") avec AMC et le vendeur (" Vendeur ") concernant la propriété (" la Propriété ") indiquée dans ce catalogue. AMC peut modifier le Contrat de temps à autre et à tout moment avant, pendant et après toute vente aux enchères par le biais d'avis, d'addenda, d'errata ou d'annonces orales dans la salle des ventes pendant la vente. En enchérissant aux enchères, l’Enchérisseur accepte d'être lié par tous les termes et conditions de l'Accord.

2. AMC en tant qu'agent.

Sauf disposition contraire du Contrat, AMC agit strictement en qualité d'agent du Vendeur. L'accord pour la vente de tous les biens est donc entre le vendeur et le plus offrant accepté par le commissaire-priseur ("l'acheteur"). Les biens sont divisés en groupes distincts déterminés uniquement par AMC et chacun de ces groupes (un " Lot ") fait l'objet d'une enchère distincte lors de la vente aux enchères.

3. Avant la vente aux enchères.

a) Inspection. Avant la vente aux enchères, il est expressément conseillé à l’enchérisseur d'inspecter physiquement toute Propriétés pour lequel il est intéressé à enchérir et de se fier à cette inspection, par opposition aux descriptions dans le catalogue ou ailleurs. Bien qu'AMC s'efforce de décrire toutes les Propriétés avec exactitude, AMC ne sera en aucun cas responsable de toute description orale ou écrite de la Propriété, ou de toute erreur ou omission s'y rapportant. TOUS LES BIENS SONT VENDUS "TELS QUELS".

AMC peut demander l'avis d'experts externes avant ou après la vente de certaines Propriétés, ce qui peut être indiqué pour indiquer que l'expert a inspecté la Propriété. Le lieu de la vente aux enchères n'a pas sélectionné ou inspecté les biens qui seront vendus à cette vente aux enchères et décline toute responsabilité à cet égard.

b) Aucune garantie. En aucun cas, le Vendeur ou AMC ou l'un de leurs dirigeants, employés ou agents respectifs ne font de déclarations, orales ou écrites, expresses ou implicites, garanties ou assure quant à la qualité marchande, la pertinence à un usage particulier, l'exactitude de toute description de catalogue ou autre description concernant l'origine, la condition physique, la qualité, la rareté, l'authenticité, l'attribution, la valeur, la valeur estimé, l'importance, la provenance, l'historique des expositions, sa buvabilité, la pertinence historique ou des références bibliographiques sur une Propriété.

c) Inscription des enchérisseurs. Pour participer à cette enchère, l'enchérisseur doit remplir et signer un formulaire d'inscription et fournir une pièce d'identité et une preuve d'âge. AMC peut également exiger de l’enchérisseur qu'il fournisse des références bancaires ou autres références
Financières. AMC se réserve le droit absolu de refuser toute admission, ou participation d’un enchérisseur potentiel à une enchère.


d) Enchères par correspondance. Il est expressément conseillé aux Enchérisseurs de lire le formulaire d'Enchères par correspondance qui fait partie du présent accord. Par courtoisie envers les Enchérisseurs qui ne seront pas présents à la vente aux enchères en personne, par l'intermédiaire d'un agent ou par téléphone, AMC saisira les offres écrites par correspondance qui lui seront remises avant la vente aux enchères, qui pourront être faites sur Internet. Les enchères par correspondance doivent être faites dans la devise du lieu de vente. Si AMC reçoit des offres écrites identiques pour un lot en particulier et que ces offres sont le montant le plus élevé pour ce lot aux enchères, ce lot sera vendu à l’offre enchère reçue en premier. L'inscription d'offres écrites est un service gratuit offert strictement à titre d’arrangement pour les Enchérisseurs et est effectué par AMC sous réserve de ses obligations au moment de l'enchère. En conséquence, AMC n'est en aucun cas responsable des erreurs ou omissions dans l'exécution de ces offres écrites ou de tout manquement dans l'exécution de ces offres.

e) Enchères par téléphone. Avant le jour de l'enchère, les
Enchérisseur peuvent prendre des dispositions avec AMC pour enchérir aux enchères par téléphone. Les enchères par téléphone sont offertes par courtoisie aux enchérisseurs qui ne peuvent être présents à l'enchère en personne, par agent ou par offre écrite avec le formulaire d'Enchères par correspondance. L'inscription d’enchères faites par téléphone est un service gratuit offert strictement à titre d’arrangement pour les Enchérisseurs et est effectué par AMC sous réserve de ses obligations au moment de l'enchère. En conséquence, AMC n'est en aucun cas responsable des erreurs ou omissions dans l'exécution de ces offres téléphoniques ou de tout manquement dans l'exécution de ces offres.

4. Aux enchères.

a) Catalogues. Il est expressément conseillé aux Enchérisseurs de lire le formulaire de description de la bouteille qui fait partie du présent accord. Bien qu'AMC ait tenté de décrire chaque lot avec précision dans ce catalogue, AMC ne peut en aucun cas être tenu responsable de toute description, erreur ou omission dans cette description. AMC se réserve le droit absolu de modifier à tout moment avant et pendant la vente aux enchères et de quelque manière que ce soit la description d'un lot. Les classifications dans le texte ne sont données qu'à des fins d'identification et sont basées sur des sources standard. Chaque énoncé contenu dans le présent catalogue et chaque autre énoncé, qu'il soit oral ou écrit, et qu'il figure dans une annonce, un acte de vente, un addenda, un avis, une annonce ou toute autre communication écrite ou orale, est un énoncé d'opinion SEULEMENT et aucuns Enchérisseurs ne devraient s’y fier. Les Enchérisseurs doivent tenir compte des variations naturelles du niveau du vin, des conditions des caisses, des étiquettes, des bouchons et du vin. En aucun cas AMC n'acceptera un retour, n'offrira de crédit ou n'ajustera le prix d'une Propriété après la livraison, sauf dans les conditions énoncées à la Section 5 (d) ci-dessous. Les images apparaissant dans ce catalogue ou ailleurs ne le sont qu'à titre d'illustration et d'information et ne doivent pas révéler de défauts ou d'imperfections dans un lot. Les Enchérisseurs sont vivement conseillés de ne pas se fier aux images pour déterminer s'ils doivent enchérir sur une propriété, et sont fortement encouragés à la fois à examiner la page adéquate du catalogue d'enchères AMC et à inspecter personnellement toute Propriété avant de faire une offre.

b) Prix de réserve. Chaque lot est vendu sous réserve d'un prix de réserve, qui est le prix minimum en dessous duquel le Lot ne sera pas vendu. Bien qu'AMC ait le droit d'augmenter ou de diminuer le prix de réserve en tout temps avant le que le Lot soit ouvert aux enchères, le prix de réserve d'un Lot ne doit en aucun cas dépasser l'estimation la plus basse pour ce Lot, telle qu'imprimée dans le catalogue ou modifiée par avis verbal ou affiché. Le prix de réserve pour chaque lot est mis à la disposition des Enchérisseur potentiels sur demande, mais AMC n'aura aucune obligation permanente d'informer un enchérisseur potentiel qui a été informé du prix de réserve si le prix de réserve a été modifié par la suite.

c) Estimations. Chaque lot du catalogue est accompagné d'une estimation basse et haute du prix de vente, hors frais acheteurs et taxes éventuelles. Dans la mesure du possible, les estimations sont fondées sur les ventes antérieures de biens comparables et, bien qu'elles soient destinées à servir de guide général aux Enchérisseur éventuels, elles ne constituent en aucun cas une représentation ou une prévision d'un prix de vente réel et ne doivent pas être considérées comme tel. AMC détermine les estimations avant la vente et se réserve le droit de réviser les estimations afin de refléter les conditions actuelles du marché.

d) Enchères. Garanties. En enchérissant aux enchères, que ce soit en personne, par correspondance, par téléphone, par Internet ou autrement, les Enchérisseurs déclarent et garantissent (i) qu'ils sont âgés d'au moins vingt et un (21) ans, (ii) qu'ils ont le pouvoir légal, le droit et la capacité d'acheter, recevoir, posséder et autrement négocier tout Lot acheté et (iii) que toute enchère faite par l’Enchérisseur ou en son nom ne se conforme à aucune entente anticoncurrentielle et est autrement conforme aux lois applicables.

i)               Offres par lot. Sauf avis contraire du commissaire-priseur, toutes les enchères se font par lot dans l'ordre numérique consécutif tel qu'il figure dans ce catalogue.

ii)               Enchérir jusqu'au prix de réserve, mais pas au prix de réserve. Au gré du commissaire-priseur, les offres sont inscrites dans l'ordre dans lequel elles sont reçues. Le commissaire-priseur peut ouvrir les enchères sur n'importe quel lot en faisant une offre au nom du vendeur. Le commissaire-priseur peut en outre enchérir au nom du Vendeur jusqu'à concurrence du montant du prix de réserve, sans toutefois dépasser ce montant, en faisant des offres successives ou consécutives pour le Lot, ou en faisant des offres en réponse à d'autres Enchères.

iii)               Enchères d'AMC. AMC se réserve le droit d'enchérir pour son propre compte sur n'importe quel Lot à n'importe quelle vente aux enchères, sous réserve des mêmes termes et conditions applicables à tous les autres Enchérisseur et acheteurs.

iv)               Enchérir sans atteindre le prix de réserve. Si les enchères sur un lot n'atteignent pas le prix de réserve, le commissaire-priseur peut retirer le lot de la vente. Au moment de l'enlèvement et avant le début des enchères sur un autre lot, le commissaire-priseur doit annoncer que le lot enlevé a été "passé".

v)               Prix du marteau. Le plus offrant accepté par le commissaire-priseur sera l'Acheteur et le coup de marteau du commissaire-priseur marque l'acceptation de l'offre finale comme "prix du marteau" et la création d'un contrat de vente entre Vendeur et Acheteur.

vi)               Aucune responsabilité. En aucun cas, AMC ne peut être tenu responsable des erreurs dans la saisie des offres ou de l'absence de saisie des offres.

e) Lots multiples. Dans le cas où le catalogue énumère une séquence de lots portant les mêmes estimations et comprenant le même type de vin, la même quantité et la même taille de bouteille (une " parcelle "), l'Acheteur du premier lot de cette parcelle peut, à la discrétion du commissaire-priseur, avoir la possibilité d'acheter un ou plusieurs lots supplémentaires dans la parcelle au même prix de vente si aucune offre à supérieur n’est faite par formulaire d'Enchères par correspondance ou parmi les lots suivant au sein de cette parcelle. Si l'option n'est pas exercée sur tous ces lots, le commissaire-priseur ouvrira les enchères sur le prochain lot non vendu et pourra choisir d'offrir à l'acheteur de ce lot l'option de prendre tout ou partie des lots restants dans la parcelle. Les enchères se poursuivent de la même manière jusqu'à ce que tous les lots de la parcelle aient été offerts et déclarés vendus ou invendus par le commissaire-priseur.

f) Pouvoir discrétionnaire du commissaire-priseur. AMC et/ou le commissaire-priseur a la seule et absolue discrétion de : (i) retirer un lot ; (ii) diviser un lot ; (iii) combiner deux lots ou plus ; (iv) refuser une enchère ;
(v) avancer l'enchère, y compris modifier les augmentations, de la manière que
AMC et/ou le commissaire-priseur juge appropriée ; et (vi) en cas d'erreur ou de litige, afin de déterminer l’enchérisseur retenu, poursuivre les enchères, annuler la vente ou proposer à nouveau et vendre le lot en litige. Partout où AMC et/ou le commissaire-priseur exerce son pouvoir discrétionnaire, sa décision est finale, exécutoire et définitive à tous égards. L'acceptation des enchères en ligne pour les lots offerts aux enchères en direct est sujette à la discrétion du commissaire-priseur. Les notifications en ligne concernant l'état de votre enchère peuvent être annulées par le commissaire-priseur. Par conséquent, même si vous recevez un avis en ligne indiquant que votre enchère a été acceptée, veuillez noter que le commissaire-priseur peut en décider autrement et que sa décision est finale.

g) Les Frais Acheteurs. Des Frais d’Acheteurs de vingt-quatre pour cent (24 %) seront ajoutés au prix marteau (prix d'adjudication).

5. Après la vente aux enchères.

a) Paiement. En temps voulu. Les factures finales sont établies reflétant le prix d'achat final dans les sept (7) jours suivant chaque enchère. L'acheteur peut payer chaque facture à la réception, mais dans tous les cas doit payer chaque facture dans les trente (30) jours suivant la date de l'enchère. Tout paiement reçu plus de trente-cinq (35) jours après la date de la vente aux enchères sera assujetti à des intérêts de 1,5 % par mois jusqu'au paiement intégral de la facture, nonobstant toute autre disposition des présentes conditions de vente.

Mode de paiement. Le paiement de chaque facture doit être effectué en devise américaine. Tous les chèques retournés impayés seront assujettis à des frais de traitement de 100 $. Visa, MasterCard et American Express sont acceptées pour les achats de 15 000 $ et moins. Aucune autre carte de crédit ne sera acceptée.
En soumettant votre carte de crédit pour payer votre enchère gagnante et/ou en remplissant un formulaire d'inscription ou un formulaire d'enchères par correspondance et en fournissant les détails de votre carte de crédit, vous autorisez AMC ou son affilié concerné à débiter le solde de votre facture sur votre carte de crédit sur acceptation par AMC d'une offre gagnante et vous acceptez de payer l'achat conformément à la convention du titulaire de carte de l'établissement émetteur.

b) Recouvrement des biens. La propriété achetée aux enchères sera mise à la disposition de l'acheteur à l'emplacement de New York City d'AMC. Le ramassage est disponible sur rendez-vous seulement. Veuillez prendre rendez-vous au moins une semaine à l'avance en communiquant avec le Service des ventes aux enchères d’AMC au 877-ACKER-47. La Propriété ne sera pas disponible tant que le paiement intégral n'aura pas été reçu et que les fonds n'auront pas été transférés. Les acheteurs qui paient par chèque personnel doivent prévoir un délai de cinq (5) jours ouvrables avant la mise à disposition de la Propriété.

c) Livraison locale. AMC organisera la livraison gratuite à Manhattan. La livraison peut généralement être effectuée dans la semaine suivant la demande de l'Acheteur à une heure convenue à l'avance. Le paiement des frais de livraison doit être effectué à l'avance.

d) Livraisons ou enlèvements multiples. Tout Lot (tel que ce terme est défini ci-dessous dans les conditions de vente d'AMC) qui est divisé en deux ou plusieurs parties pour des livraisons ou des enlèvements multiples sera soumis à des frais de service par fractionnement, par lot.

e) Stockage. Les biens seront mis à disposition pour enlèvement une fois que le paiement aura été reçu en totalité. Si l'Acheteur demande une livraison aux
États-Unis en dehors de Manhattan, ces arrangements de livraison seront sous la seule responsabilité de l'Acheteur. Dans un tel cas, la garde de la propriété achetée sera transférée à PEP Logistics, qui, en tant que mandataire de l'acheteur, assurera l'entreposage sur place jusqu'à trente (30) jours suivant la date de l'enchère pour permettre la mise en place de la livraison.



Tout Propriété dont la livraison n'a pas été convenue ou qui n'a pas été collecté dans les trente (30) jours suivant la date de la vente aux enchères peut être transféré à une installation d'entreposage tierce par PEP Logistics (ou, au choix de PEP Logistics, stocké sur place par PEP Logistics), et tous les frais de conditionnement, manutention, livraison, assurance et entreposage tiers associés à ce bien seront entièrement payés par l'Acheteur ainsi que tout autre frais dû à PEP Logistics avant la livraison de ce bien par PEP Logistics. Si, pour quelque raison que ce soit, l'Acheteur ne récupère pas sa Propriété auprès de PEP Logistics dans les quatre-vingt-dix (90) jours suivant la date de l'enchère, PEP Logistics est autorisée par l'Acheteur, sauf accord écrit contraire de PEP Logistics et de l'Acheteur, à prendre les mesures qu'elle juge appropriées concernant ce bien. PEP Logistics peut, à son choix, considérer cette Propriété comme ayant été abandonnés par l'Acheteur et/ou, en plus de l'imposition des coûts et frais énoncés ci-dessus et de tout autre droit que PEP Logistics peut avoir en droit ou en équité, PEP Logistics aura le droit, à sa seule discrétion, de les revendre publiquement ou en privé (notamment à une ou plusieurs enchères ou autres enchères PEP Logistics ou dans une ou plusieurs ventes au détail) à tout endroit et pour un prix établi par PEP Logistics, et de déduire du produit brut d'une telle revente ses frais juridiques et autres frais, dépenses et charges habituels, y compris, mais sans s'y limiter, la commission du vendeur et la prime de l'acheteur (dans le cas de ventes aux enchères), les frais de publicité, les commissions de vente de tiers, les frais d'emballage, de manutention, de livraison, d'assurance et d'entreposage additionnel de tiers. En aucun cas, PEP Logistics ne pourra être tenue responsable envers l'Acheteur ou toute autre partie pour toute perte ou dommage à la Propriété non recouvré dans les trente (30) jours suivant la date de l'enchère.

f) Livraison.

i)               L'Acheteur est seul responsable de toute livraison requise de sa Propriété aux Etats-Unis en dehors de Manhattan et doit assumer toutes les obligations de conformité avec les lois applicables.
ii)              A la demande de l'Acheteur, sous réserve des lois applicables,
PEP Logistics peut agir en qualité d'agent de l'Acheteur pour organiser une transportation appropriée. Les livraisons en dehors de Manhattan se feront aux frais de l'Acheteur, et tout accord de livraison conclu par l'intermédiaire de
PEP Logistics aux Etats-Unis sera conclu strictement en tant qu'agent de l'Acheteur. Les livraisons sont effectuées "FOB origine", le risque de perte ou d'avarie étant transféré à l'Acheteur à New York lors de la réception de la
Propriété par le transporteur. Les livraisons doivent être prépayées ou en port dû. Les livraisons peuvent également être soumises à des frais de service par
PEP Logistics. Les dispositions de livraison peuvent être prises une fois que le paiement a été reçu en entier et que les fonds ont été déposés dans le compte d’AMC. Les acheteurs doivent prévoir cinq (5) jours ouvrables pour la livraison dans la zone continentale des États-Unis, et dix (10) jours ouvrables pour les juridictions situées à l'extérieur de la zone continentale des États-Unis, ainsi que pour les livraisons internationales, qui peuvent nécessiter des documents douaniers ou une attention particulière pour l’acheminement.

iii)              Toute perte ou tout dommage résultant de la livraison de la propriété par l'entremise d'un transporteur sera à la seule responsabilité et aux risques de l'acheteur et/ou du transporteur. AMC n'est pas responsable de toute détérioration, dommage ou perte de la Propriété de l'acheteur survenant pendant le transport.

g) Propriété et Fiscalité

Le titre et la propriété des boissons alcoolisées passent du vendeur à l'acheteur à New York, et l'acheteur assume l'entière responsabilité du produit transporté de New York à la destination choisie par l'acheteur. L'acheteur peut venir chercher le produit à l'entrepôt d'AMC à New York ou à l'entrepôt de Valley Cottage, NY. L'acheteur peut également prendre des arrangements de livraison indépendants, sous réserve des conditions énoncées aux paragraphes
5(e) et 5(f) ci-dessus.

i)               Livraison aux États autorisés. Pour les commandes à destination d'États dans lesquels AMC est titulaire d'une licence ou d'un permis d'expédition directe au consommateur, le titre et la propriété du produit vous sont transférés à New York, et les taxes de vente et autres taxes applicables seront appliquées en fonction des exigences de l'État de destination.

ii)               Livraison à tous les autres endroits aux États-Unis. Le titre et la propriété des boissons alcoolisées vous sont transférés à New
York, et vous assumez l'entière responsabilité du produit transporté de New York à la destination de votre choix. Vous pouvez venir chercher le produit à l'entrepôt d'AMC à New York ou à l'entrepôt de Valley Cottage, NY, ou prendre des dispositions de livraison indépendantes, sous réserve des conditions énoncées aux sections 5(e) ou 5(f) ci-dessus. La taxe de vente de l'État de New York s'appliquera dans tous les cas, car AMC n'est pas autorisée à livrer dans les États où elle n'a pas de permis de livraison directe au consommateur et doit donc livrer le produit à vous ou à votre agent à New York, nonobstant toute entente d'expédition ultérieure à l'extérieur de l'État que vous pourriez exiger.

iii)               Livraison en dehors des États-Unis. Le titre de propriété des boissons alcoolisées vous revient à New York. Aucune taxe de vente ne sera facturée si la propriété est cédée à un transitaire ou à un transporteur international engagé par ou pour le compte de l'acheteur pour exportation directe en dehors des États-Unis.

Les acheteurs qui sont des revendeurs agréés et/ou enregistrés et qui fournissent à AMC un certificat de revente dûment rempli peuvent être exonérés de la taxe de vente.

Certaines juridictions peuvent également imposer des taxes d'accise sur les livraisons de biens sur leur territoire. AMC ou PEP Logistics, en tant qu'agent de l'acheteur, peut percevoir ces taxes d'accise auprès de l'acheteur, au besoin.

h) Représentations.

i)               Importation et livraison. AMC ne fait aucune déclaration quant aux droits légaux de quiconque de livrer ou d'importer des boissons alcoolisées ou d'autres marchandises dans un État ou une juridiction. Vous garantissez que vous êtes seul responsable du transport des produits achetés et de la détermination de la légalité et des conséquences fiscales et douanières de l'acheminement des produits vers la destination choisie. En organisant le transport des boissons alcoolisées, AMC fournit un service, et agit en tant que votre agent. En utilisant ce service d'AMC, vous déclarez que vous agissez en conformité avec les lois locales, d'état et de la juridiction concernant l'achat, le transport et la livraison des boissons alcoolisées. Vous déclarez en outre que vous avez légalement le droit de prendre les quantités commandées et que vous et la personne qui accepte la livraison des boissons alcoolisées êtes âgés d'au moins 21 ans.

ii)               Exportation : La propriété vendue aux enchères peut être assujettie aux lois régissant l'exportation à partir des États-Unis, et AMC ne fait aucune déclaration quant aux droits légaux de quiconque d'exporter des boissons alcoolisées ou d'autres biens dans un État ou une juridiction. Il appartiendra à l'Acheteur de déterminer - avant d'enchérir aux enchères - si une licence ou un permis d'exportation est requis pour l'achat de l'Acheteur et d'obtenir la licence ou le permis requis. Le refus ou le retard dans l'obtention d'un tel permis ou d'une telle licence ne justifie ni l'annulation d'une vente ni un retard dans le paiement intégral de l'achat.

i) Annulation.

i)               Garantie limitée d'AMC. Si, dans les quatre-vingt-dix (90) jours suivant la vente aux enchères, l'Acheteur d'un Lot avise AMC par écrit que ce Lot est en mauvais état (par exemple, un vin qui a tourné et abîmé), ou que toute déclaration faite dans les documents d'offre d'AMC concernant ce Lot est matériellement erronée, AMC sera le seul arbitre, par inspection ou par tout autre moyen raisonnable jugé opportun, sur la validité de cette réclamation entre Acheteur et Vendeur et devra rendre une décision finale liant acheteur et vendeur sur base de sa détermination de la validité de cette réclamation. Aucune réclamation faite par l'Acheteur en vertu de la phrase précédente ne sera traitée par AMC à moins que tous les Biens en question (i) aient l'autocollant de référence de la date de vente aux enchères AMC sur sa bouteille, (ii) soient dans le même état dans lequel ils ont été livrés à l'Acheteur, et (iii) aient été livrés à et par l'Acheteur et stockés dans des conditions appropriées. Après avoir statué sur une telle réclamation, AMC peut, de bonne foi, ordonner que la vente soit maintenue ou annulée et que le prix d'achat final soit remboursé en tout ou en partie. En enchérissant à une vente aux enchères, l’Enchérisseur accepte pour lui-même et ses successeurs et cède (i) qu'il renonce à tout droit de présenter une réclamation ou d'intenter une action en justice contre
AMC résultant de toute décision prise ou non prise par AMC en vertu du présent Paragraphe 5 (d), et (ii) dans le cas où l'Acheteur ne donne pas à AMC, en temps utile et voulu, un avis approprié en ce qui a trait aux présentes dispositions, l’Acheteur doit être considéré comme ayant renoncé à son droit de retrait comme prévu dans les présentes.

ii)              Rétraction réservée à l'Acheteur. Le recours en annulation, si AMC choisit d'annuler dans les circonstances, n'est offert qu'à l'acheteur de la propriété, qui a du resté le seul propriétaire, sans transfert d'intérêt à un tiers.

iii)              Seul recours de l'Acheteur. Le remboursement à l'Acheteur du prix d'achat de la Propriété sera le seul recours de l'Acheteur pour toute question relative à l'état de la Propriété, et ce recours ne sera disponible que si l'Acheteur a reçu cette Propriété de AMC. En aucun cas, AMC ne pourra être tenue responsable de tout dommage indirect, spécial, punitif, consécutif, consécutif, perte de profit ou autres, y compris, sans limitation, les honoraires et frais d'avocats, quelle qu'en soit la cause, et la responsabilité maximale de AMC sera le montant payé par l'acheteur (hors taxes) pour toute propriété qui fait l'objet du retour comme autorisé par les présentes. Le Vendeur n'aura aucune autre responsabilité de quelque nature que ce soit en vertu du présent Contrat, en responsabilité délictuelle ou autre, que ce soit en droit ou en équité, concernant le présent Contrat ou l'offre, l'achat et la vente de tout vin comprenant l'achat et la vente de Propriété.

iv)              Différents importateurs. Bien qu'AMC s'efforce d'indiquer dans le catalogue si un lot comprend des vins provenant de différents importateurs, le fait de ne pas l'indiquer ne constitue pas un motif d'annulation de la vente de tout lot. De même, toute déclaration ou omission incorrecte dans le catalogue concernant les bouteilles et/ou les numéros d'ordre des Biens de la part des producteurs qui numérotent leurs bouteilles constituant la Propriété, ne constitue pas un motif d'annulation de la vente d'un Lot.

v)              Différents Millésimes et/ou Producteurs. Nonobstant toute disposition contraire contenue dans les présentes conditions de vente, AMC s'engage à rembourser à l'acheteur le prix d'adjudication de toute propriété achetée auprès d'AMC qui n'est pas du millésime ou du producteur comme indiqué dans le catalogue ou autrement représentée par AMC, y compris, mais sans limitation, une Propriété qui est contrefaite, à condition que: (i) l'Acheteur ait directement acheté la Propriété auprès d'AMC ; (ii) l'Acheteur retourne cette Propriété à AMC dans les quatre-vingt-dix (90) jours suivant la date de livraison de cette Propriété à l'Acheteur ; et (iii) l'Acheteur retourne cette Propriété dans le même état que celui dans lequel elle a été remise à l'Acheteur.

j) Défaut de l'acheteur. Si l'Acheteur n'effectue pas le paiement conformément aux Conditions de Vente dans les cent cinq (105) jours suivant la vente aux enchères, AMC pourra, à son entière discrétion :

i)               Annuler la vente ;

ii)               Revendre la propriété publiquement ou en privé pour le compte de l'acheteur et aux risques et périls de l'acheteur et facturer à l'acheteur toute insuffisance entre l'offre finale de revente et l'offre finale placée par l'acheteur, en plus de tous les coûts et dépenses de la vente initiale et de la revente aux taux réguliers de AMC et la prime due par l'acheteur relativement à la vente initiale ;

iii)               Déduire toutes les sommes dues par l'Acheteur avec toutes les sommes qu'AMC pourrait devoir à l'Acheteur ;

iv)               Exercer tous les droits et recours d'un parti détenant une sûreté opposable de premier rang sur toute Propriété ou autre bien en possession d'AMC appartenant à l'acheteur ou consigné par lui ;

v)              Recouvrer auprès de l'Acheteur le montant total dû plus toute perte, coût ou dépense encourue par AMC pour effectuer un tel recouvrement ;

vi)              Imputer à l'Acheteur des intérêts à un taux de dix-huit pour cent (18%) par an sur toutes les sommes dues par l'Acheteur ;

vii)              Recueillir auprès de l'Acheteur les honoraires, frais et débours des conseillers juridiques d'AMC encourus dans l'exercice d'un ou plusieurs des droits ou recours énoncés dans la présente Convention ;

viii)              Ne pas permettre à l'Acheteur de participer directement ou indirectement à de futures enchères chez AMC ;

ix)              Exercer tout droit ou recours à la disposition du Vendeur contre l'Acheteur ;

x)              Faire valoir tout autre droit ou recours disponible en droit ou en équité.

AMC peut, à sa discrétion, exercer un ou plusieurs des recours précédents ou toute combinaison de ceux-ci.

k) Indemnité de l'acheteur. L'Acheteur devra indemniser, défendre et tenir AMC et PEP Logistics, ainsi que leurs dirigeants, directeurs, employés et agents, à couvert de toute perte, dépense (y compris les honoraires et frais d'avocats, qui devront être payés à l'avance), responsabilité, frais, ou les dommages subis en raison (i) d'une violation ou d'une prétendue violation d'une garantie ou d'une violation du présent Contrat par l'Acheteur, (ii) de l'inexactitude de tout certificat, document ou instrument délivré par l'Acheteur conformément au présent Contrat ou en relation avec celui-ci, et (iii) de tout acte ou omission par l'Acheteur, ses agents ou employés, affectant de manière négative la
Propriété. Les déclarations, garanties et indemnisations de l'acheteur survivront à la conclusion des opérations envisagées dans la présente convention.

h) Droit d'auteur. AMC se réserve le droit d'auteur sur toutes les images, illustrations et documents écrits produits par ou au nom d'AMC, y compris, sans limitation, le contenu de ce catalogue (communément, le " Matériel "), et en aucun cas l'Acheteur ou tout tiers ne peut utiliser le Matériel sans le consentement écrit préalable d'AMC. En aucun cas, AMC ou le Vendeur ne garantissent que l'Acheteur acquerra un droit d'auteur, un droit de reproduction ou tout autre droit de propriété intellectuelle sur une Propriété.

6. Conditions générales.

a) Rubriques. Les titres des sections des présentes conditions de vente ne sont fournis qu'à titre de référence et ne doivent pas être considérés comme faisant partie intégrante du présent contrat.

b) Intégralité de la convention. Le présent Contrat (y compris tous les instruments incorporés par référence) constitue l'intégralité de l'accord entre
AMC et l'Acheteur concernant l'objet des présentes et remplace toute discussion et tout accords antérieurs entre eux. La présente convention ne peut être modifiée et aucune renonciation, aucun changement, aucune modification, aucun consentement ou aucune décharge de toute partie du présent accord ne peut être accordé, sauf par un document écrit signé à la fois par AMC et l'acheteur. Tout manquement de la part d'AMC à l'application d'une disposition de la présente entente ne constitue pas une renonciation à cette disposition.

c) Aucune coentreprise. Aucune disposition du présent accord ne doit être interprétée comme créant une agence, un partenariat ou une autre entreprise conjointe entre AMC et l'acheteur.

d) Loi applicable. Le présent accord est régi et interprété conformément aux lois de l'État de New York, sans égard aux principes régissant les conflits de lois. L'Acheteur, en enchérissant aux enchères, que ce soit en personne, par agent, par offre écrite par correspondance, par téléphone, par Internet ou par tout autre moyen, accepte irrévocablement qu'une action en justice puisse être intentée devant le tribunal de district du district sud de New York des États-Unis ou devant les tribunaux de l'État de New York, et il se soumet à la juridiction non exclusive de chacun desdits tribunaux in personam. L'Acheteur renonce à toute objection qu'il pourrait avoir, maintenant ou par la suite, à l'introduction d'une telle action devant les tribunaux susmentionnés dans le
District Sud de New York ou dans le Comté de New York.

7. Numéro d'immatriculation.

Le numéro de licence attribué à AMC par le ministère de la Consommation de New
York est le 1413658.






Asia Auction Conditions of Sale

BUYER’S CONDITIONS OF SALE

1. BUYER’S AGREEMENT.

By bidding at auction, the bidder at auction (“Bidder”) agrees that this Buyer’s Conditions of Sale (“Conditions of Sale”), together with the Collection and Shipment of Wines, Bottle Description and Absentee Bids, all published by Acker, Merrall & Condit (Asia) Limited (“AMC”), and all incorporated into the Conditions of Sale, constitute Bidder’s entire agreement (the “Agreement”) with AMC and the seller (“Seller”) with respect to the property (“Property”) listed in this catalogue. AMC may amend the Agreement from time to time and at any time before, during and after any auction through posted notices, addenda or errata or through oral salesroom announcements during the sale. By bidding at auction, Bidder agrees to be bound by all terms and conditions of the Agreement.

2. AMC AS AGENT.

Except as otherwise stated in the Agreement, AMC acts strictly as agent for the Seller. The Agreement for the sale of all Property is therefore between Seller and the highest Bidder accepted by the auctioneer (“Buyer”). Property is divided into separate groupings as solely determined by AMC and each such grouping (a “Lot”) is subject to a separate bid at auction.

3. BEFORE AUCTION.

a) Inspection. Prior to auction, Bidder is expressly advised to physically inspect any Property in which Bidder is interested in bidding and to rely on such inspection, as opposed to descriptions in the catalogue or elsewhere. While AMC attempts to describe all Property with accuracy, AMC shall in no event be liable for any oral or written description of Property, or for any errors or omissions relating thereto. ALL PROPERTY IS SOLD “AS IS.”

AMC may seek views of outside experts either before or after the sale on certain Property, which may be marked to indicate that the expert has inspected Property. The auction venue has not selected or inspected any Property to be sold at this auction and disclaims any and all responsibility therefor..

b) No Guarantee. In no event whatsoever do Seller or AMC or any of their respective officers, employees or agents make any oral or written express or implied representations, warranties or guarantees as to the merchantability, fitness for a particular use, the correctness of any catalogue description or other description as to the origin, physical condition, quality, rarity, authenticity, attribution, value, estimated value, importance, provenance, exhibition history, potability, historical relevance or bibliographic references concerning any Property.

c) Bidder Registration. To bid at this auction, Bidder must complete and sign a registration form and provide identification and proof of age. AMC may also require Bidder to produce bank or other financial references. AMC retains the absolute right to refuse any prospective Bidder admission to, or participation in, any auction.

d) Importation. Buyer is expressly advised to read the Collection and Shipment of Wines form, which is part of this Agreement. Various jurisdictions prohibit the importation, or limit the quantity, of alcoholic beverages that may be brought or shipped into such jurisdiction. In addition, various jurisdictions may require Buyer, Seller or shipper to possess certain licenses or permits. Moreover, local laws may prohibit the importation and/or the resale of wine. It shall be Buyer’s sole responsibility to determine if such prohibitions, restrictions or limitations are applicable to Buyer and to determine before bidding at auction whether, and in what manner, alcoholic beverages can legally be brought into any jurisdiction. The prohibition or denial of, or delay in obtaining, any such permit or license shall neither justify the rescission of any sale nor any delay in making full payment for the purchase.

AMC makes no representation or warranty as to the legal right of any party to ship or import alcoholic beverages to, from, or into any jurisdiction. Further, AMC assumes no obligation and bears no responsibility whatsoever for applying for or obtaining any such permits or licenses.

e) Exportation. Property sold at auction may be subject to laws governing exportation from Hong Kong. It shall be Buyer’s sole responsibility to determine – before bidding at auction – whether an export permit or license is required for Buyer’s purchase and to obtain any such required permit or license. The denial of, or delay in obtaining, any such permit or license shall neither justify the rescission of any sale nor any delay in making full payment for the purchase.

AMC makes no representation or warranty as to the legal right of any party to ship or export alcoholic beverages to or from any jurisdiction. Further, AMC assumes no obligation and bears no responsibility whatsoever for applying for or obtaining any such permits or licenses.

f) Absentee Bidding. Bidders are expressly advised to read the Absentee Bids form, which is part of this Agreement. As a courtesy to Bidders neither present at the auction in person nor through an agent or by telephone, AMC will enter written absentee bids delivered to AMC prior to the auction, which may be over the Internet. Absentee bids must be placed in the currency of the place of sale. If AMC receives identical written bids for a particular Lot and these bids are the highest amount for that Lot at auction, such Lot will be sold to the absentee bid first received. The entry of written bids is a free service offered strictly as an accommodation to Bidders and is undertaken by AMC subject to its obligations at the time of auction. Accordingly, AMC is in no event liable for any errors or omissions in executing such written bids or for any failure to execute any such bids.

g) Telephone Bidding. Prior to the day of auction, Bidders may make arrangements with AMC to bid at auction by telephone. Telephone bidding is offered as a courtesy to Bidders who cannot be present at the auction in person, by agent, or by written absentee bid. The entry of telephone bids is a free service offered strictly as an accommodation to Bidders and is undertaken by AMC subject to its obligations at the time of auction. Accordingly, AMC is in no event liable for any errors or omissions in executing such telephone bids or for any failure to execute any such bids.

4. AT AUCTION.

a) Catalogues. Bidders are expressly advised to read the Bottle Description form, which is part of this Agreement. While AMC has attempted to describe each Lot in this catalogue accurately, in no event shall AMC be liable for any description or error or omission in such description. AMC retains the absolute right to amend at any time prior to and during the auction and in any manner any description of any Lot. Classifications in the text are for identification purposes only and are based on standard sources. Each statement contained in this catalogue and each other statement, whether oral or written, and whether made in an advertisement, bill of sale, addendum, notice, announcement or other written or oral communication, is a statement of opinion ONLY and shall not be relied upon by any Bidder. Bidders must make appropriate allowances for natural variations of ullages, conditions of cases, labels, corks and wine. In no event shall AMC accept a return, offer credit for, or adjust the price of any Property after delivery except under the terms stated in Section 5 (d) below. Images appearing in this catalogue or elsewhere are for illustrative and informational purposes only, and may not reveal defects or imperfections in any Lot. Bidders are urged not to rely on catalogue images in determining whether to bid on Property, and are strongly encouraged both to review the relevant AMC auction catalogue entry and to personally inspect any Property prior to placing bids.

b) Reserve Price. Each Lot is sold subject to a reserve price, which is the minimum price below which the Lot will not be sold. While AMC has the right to raise or lower the reserve price at any time prior to the time the Lot is opened for bidding, under no circumstance shall the reserve price for a Lot exceed the low estimate for that Lot as printed in the catalogue or as amended by oral or posted notices.

c) Estimates. Each Lot in the catalogue is accompanied by a low and high estimate of the selling price, excluding the Buyer’s premium and any taxes. Where possible, estimates are based on past sales of comparable property, and while they are intended as a general guide for prospective Bidders, in no event do they constitute either a representation or a prediction of an actual selling price and should not be relied upon as such. AMC determines estimates in advance of the sale and reserves the right to revise estimates to reflect current market conditions.

d) Bidding. Warranties. By bidding at auction, whether in person, through absentee bidding, telephone bidding, Internet bidding or otherwise, Bidders represent and warrant that (i) they are at least twenty-one (21) years of age, (ii) they have the legal authority, right, and capacity to buy, receive, possess and otherwise deal in any Lot purchased, and (iii) any bids made by Bidder or on Bidder’s behalf are not pursuant to any anti-competitive agreement and are otherwise in compliance with all applicable laws.

Bids per Lot. Unless otherwise announced by the auctioneer, all bids are per Lot in consecutive numerical order as they appear in this catalogue.

Bidding up to but not at the Reserve Price. Subject to the auctioneer’s discretion, bids shall be entered in the order in which they are received. The auctioneer may open bidding on any Lot by placing a bid on behalf of the Seller. The auctioneer may further bid on behalf of the Seller up to but not at or exceeding the amount of the reserve price by placing successive or consecutive bids for the Lot, or by placing bids in response to other Bidders.

Bidding at and Beyond the Reserve Price. Once bidding has reached the Lot’s reserve price, the auctioneer will not bid on behalf of the Seller and will accept bids only from parties other than the Seller or the Seller’s agent.

No Sellers Bidding. Sellers have agreed not to enter a bid or to cause a bid to be entered on their behalf on any Lot of which they are the owner.

Bidding by AMC. AMC reserves the right to bid for its own account on any Lot at any auction, subject to the same terms and conditions applicable to all other Bidders and Buyers.

Bidding Not Reaching the Reserve Price. If bidding on a Lot does not reach the reserve price, the auctioneer may remove the Lot from sale. At the time of such removal and before bidding on another Lot begins, the auctioneer shall announce that the removed Lot has been “passed”.

Hammer Price. The highest bidder accepted by the auctioneer will be Buyer and the striking of the auctioneer’s hammer marks the acceptance of the final bid as the “hammer price” and the creation of a contract for sale between Seller and Buyer.

Passage of Title. Buyer hereby acknowledges and agrees that title of any Lot shifts to Buyer upon the issuance of the final invoice provided to Buyer by AMC (“Final Invoice”). Buyer hereby names and authorizes AMC as Buyer’s exclusive agent to store or take any other action authorized by this Agreement until Buyer remits payment for the Final Invoice in full to AMC. Buyer acknowledges and waives the right to take possession of any purchased Lot or Lots until Buyer remits payment in full of the Final Invoice to AMC.

No Liability.  In no event shall AMC be liable for any errors in entering any bids or for failure to enter any bids.

e) Parcel Lots. In the event the catalogue lists a sequence of Lots carrying the same estimates and consisting of the same type of wine, quantity and bottle size (a “Parcel”), Buyer of the first Lot in such Parcel may, in the discretion of the auctioneer, be granted the option to buy any or all additional Lots in the Parcel for the same hammer price if there is no higher absentee bid on any subsequent Lot within the Parcel. If the option is not exercised on all such Lots, the auctioneer will open bidding on the next unsold Lot and may elect to offer Buyer of that Lot the option to take any or all of the remaining Lots in the Parcel. Bidding shall continue in the same manner until all Lots in the Parcel have been offered and declared sold or unsold by the auctioneer.

f) Auctioneer’s Discretion. AMC and/or auctioneer has the sole and absolute discretion to: (i) withdraw any Lot; (ii) divide any Lot; (iii) combine any two or more Lots; (iv) refuse any bid; (v) advance the bidding, including changing the increments, in such a manner as AMC and/or auctioneer may see fit; and (vi) in the event of error or dispute, in order to determine the successful bidder, to continue the bidding, cancel the sale, or reoffer and resell the disputed Lot. Wherever AMC and/or auctioneer exercises its discretion, its decision is final, binding and conclusive in all respects.

g) Property in which AMC has an Economic Interest. Lots in which AMC has an economic interest will be so designated by a * symbol in the header of the first page where such Lots appear, or next to the first lot for the applicable consignment where there is no header.

h) Buyer’s Premium. A Buyer’s premium of twenty-four percent (24%) shall be added to the hammer price.

5. AFTER AUCTION.

a) Payment. When Due. Final Invoices are rendered reflecting the final purchase price within seven (7) days following each auction. Buyer may pay each invoice upon receipt, but in any event must pay each invoice within thirty (30) days following the date of auction. All payments received more than thirty-five (35) days after the date of auction will be subject to an interest charge of 1.5% per month until the invoice is paid in full, notwithstanding any other provision of these Conditions of Sale.

Method of Payment. Payment may be made by cheque or wire transfer. All cheques returned unpaid will be subject to a HKD 800 processing fee. Visa, MasterCard and American Express are accepted for purchases of HKD 150,000 and less. No other credit cards will be accepted. Please contact us at info@ackerasia.com for wire instructions, or if you have any questions.

b) Release of Purchased Property. Once payment in full of the final purchase price has been received by AMC, and subject to Buyer’s compliance with the other terms and conditions of the Agreement, the purchased Lots will be released to Buyer. Any Lot not collected by Buyer within thirty (30) days following the auction will be removed to storage by AMC and the costs of packaging, handling, removing, insuring, and storing that are incurred by AMC in connection therewith shall be assessed as set forth in the Collection and Shipment of Wines form. Any such Lot will be released from storage only after payment is made in full of the aforesaid costs at the applicable rates then in effect.

c) Packing and Shipping. Buyer is expressly advised to read the Collection and Shipment of Wines form.

By AMC. Subject to the terms of the Collection and Shipment of Wines form, all packaging, handling, transporting, insuring, and delivering of purchased Property are the sole responsibility of Buyer and occur at the sole risk and expense of Buyer, whether or not Buyer engages AMC for such purpose. Buyer shall pay AMC in advance for all expenses incurred by AMC in engaging such services unless AMC chooses in its sole discretion to bill Buyer after such services are performed.

By Third Parties. AMC, on behalf of Buyer, will follow Buyer’s instructions in arranging the delivery of the purchased Property by a carrier selected by Buyer; provided, however, that AMC shall not be responsible for any acts or omissions of any carrier or shipper, including, without limitation, any packing, handling, transporting, insuring or delivering of any Property and any storage or shipment of Property under inappropriate conditions.

d) Rescission. AMC’s Limited Guarantee. If, within ninety (90) days after the auction, Buyer of a Lot notifies AMC in writing that such Lot is short or is in unsound condition (e.g., cooked and spoiled), or that any statement made in AMC’s offering materials concerning such Lot is materially incorrect, AMC shall be the sole arbiter, by way of inspection or by such other reasonable means as it sees fit, of the validity of such claim between Buyer and Seller and shall make a final decision binding of Buyer and Seller based on its determination of the validity of such claim. No claim made by Buyer under the preceding sentence shall be addressed by AMC unless all Property in question (i) has the AMC auction sale date reference sticker on its bottle, (ii) is in the same condition in which it was delivered to Buyer, and (iii) has been shipped to and from Buyer and stored under appropriate conditions. Having decided any such claim, AMC may, in good faith, direct that the sale either stand or be rescinded and that the final purchase price be refunded either in whole or in part. By bidding at auction, Bidder agrees for itself and its successors and assigns that (i) it hereby waives any right to make any claim or bring any legal action against AMC resulting from any determination made or failed to be made by AMC under this Paragraph 5 (d), and (ii) in the event that Buyer fails to provide timely and proper notice to AMC under this provision, Buyer shall be deemed to have waived the right to rescission as herein provided.

Rescission available solely to Buyer. The remedy of rescission, if AMC elects to rescind under the circumstances, is available solely to Buyer of Property, who must have remained the sole owner thereof with no transfer of any interest therein to any third party.

Buyer’s Sole Remedy. The refund to Buyer of the purchase price for Property shall be Buyer’s sole remedy for any matter relating to the condition of Property, and such remedy shall be available only if Buyer received such Property from AMC. In no event shall AMC be liable for any indirect, special, punitive, consequential, loss of profit or other damages, including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees and expenses, no matter how arising, and AMC’s maximum liability shall be the amount paid by Buyer (exclusive of all taxes) for any Property that is subject to return as permitted hereby. Seller shall have no other liability of any nature or kind under this Agreement, in tort or otherwise, whether at law or in equity, with respect to this Agreement or the offer, purchase and sale of any wine comprising the purchase and sale of Property.

Different Importers. Although AMC makes an effort to state in the catalogue if a Lot includes wines from different importers, failure to so state is not grounds for rescission of the sale of any Lot. Similarly, any incorrect statement or omission in the catalogue concerning bottles and/or sequence numbers of Property from those producers that number their bottles comprising Property, is not grounds for rescission of the sale of any Lot.

e) Default by Buyer. If Buyer fails to make payment in accordance with the Conditions of Sale within ninety (90) days following the auction, AMC may, in its absolute discretion:

i. Cancel the sale;

ii. Resell Property publicly or privately for Buyer’s account and at Buyer’s risk and charge Buyer for any deficiency between the final bid in the resale and the final bid placed by Buyer, in addition to all costs and expenses of both the initial sale and the resale at AMC’s regular rates and the Buyer’s premium due in connection with the initial sale;

iii. Set off all sums due from Buyer against any amounts which AMC may owe to Buyer;

iv. Exercise all the rights and remedies of a party holding a priority perfected security interest in any Property or other property in AMC’s possession owned or consigned by Buyer;

v. Collect from Buyer the total amount due plus any loss, cost or expense incurred by AMC in effecting such collection;

vi. Charge Buyer interest at the rate of eighteen percent (18%) per annum on all sums due from Buyer;

vii. Collect from Buyer the fees, expenses, and disbursements of legal counsel to AMC incurred in exercising any one or more of the rights or remedies set forth in this Agreement;

viii. Not permit Buyer directly or indirectly to participate in future AMC auctions;

ix. Exercise any right or remedy against Buyer available to Seller; and

x. Assert any other rights or remedies available at law or in equity.

AMC may, in its discretion, exercise any one or more of the preceding remedies or any combination thereof.

f) Buyer’s Indemnity. Buyer shall indemnify, defend, and hold AMC, and its officers, directors, employees, and agents, harmless from any loss, expense (including attorneys’ fees and expenses, which shall be paid in advance), liability, costs, or damages incurred by reason of (i) any breach or alleged breach of any warranty herein or breach of this Agreement by Buyer, (ii) any inaccuracy of any certificate, document or instrument delivered by Buyer pursuant to or in connection with this Agreement, and (iii) any act or omission of Buyer, its agents or employees, adversely affecting Property. Buyer’s representations, warranties and indemnification will survive completion of the transactions contemplated in this Agreement.

g) Copyright. AMC reserves copyright in all images, illustrations and written material produced by or on behalf of AMC, including, without limitation, the content of this catalogue (collectively, “Material”), and in no event may Buyer or any third party use any of Material without AMC’s prior written consent. In no event do either AMC or Seller make any representation or warranty that Buyer will acquire any copyright, reproduction right or any other intellectual property right in any Property.

6. GENERAL TERMS.

a) Headings. The section headings in this Conditions of Sale are for convenience of reference only and shall not be considered as substantive parts of this Agreement.

b) Entire Agreement. This Agreement (including all instruments incorporated by reference) constitutes the entire agreement between AMC and Buyer pertaining to the subject matter hereof and supersedes any and all prior discussions and agreements between them. This Agreement may not be amended, nor shall any waiver, change, modification, consent or discharge of any part of this Agreement be granted, except by an instrument in writing executed by both AMC and Buyer. Any failure by AMC to enforce any provision of this Agreement shall not operate as a waiver of such provision.

d) No Joint Venture. No provision of this Agreement shall be construed to create any agency, partnership, or other joint enterprise between AMC and Buyer.
e) Governing Law. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of Hong Kong without
f) Dispute Resolution. Any and all disputes or controversies arising under or relating to the interpretation or application of the terms of this Agreement or any extension or modification thereof, or the asserted breach thereof by any party, shall resolved through final and binding arbitration in Hong Kong under the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre Administered Arbitration Rules in force when the notice of arbitration is submitted in accordance with such rules.  There shall be one arbitrator, and the arbitration proceedings shall be conducted in English.  Any arbitrator so appointed shall be empowered to, in addition to awarding actual money damages (but not punitive damages) against the party found to have violated this Agreement, grant in his award, injunctive or other types of equitable relief, to enforce specific performance of this Agreement, and to prevent any continuing or further violation of its terms.  Judgment upon the award rendered in such arbitration may be entered in any court having jurisdiction there.  The cost of such arbitration shall be borne equally by the parties, except that each party shall be responsible for its own attorneys’ fees.

7. LANGUAGE.

In case of any conflict between the English and Chinese versions of this document, the English version shall prevail.






Important Notice Regarding Shipping

Acker Merrall & Condit (“AMC”) is not permitted to, and does not, ship retail purchases of wine or alcoholic beverages outside of New York or California. AMC shall have no obligation to ship or otherwise deliver purchases to you outside of New York and California. All purchases are subject to AMC’s Retail Conditions of Sale if purchased at retail or our Auction Conditions of Sale if at purchased at auction, including all terms therein regarding the collection and delivery of property as well as applicable taxes. You or your designated agent may pick up purchased goods at AMC’s facilities in New York. As set forth in the applicable Terms and Conditions, If you cannot pick up the goods and require alternate arrangements for storage and/or shipping outside of New York or California, AMC will transfer your purchase to World Wide Cargo Services, Inc, to be stored until arrangements to pick up the property are made or shipping is arranged through World Wide Cargo Services, Inc, unless you direct us to deliver to another storage provider or shipping agent within New York State. AMC does not arrange shipping outside of New York or California. If you wish to provide shipping instructions here, such information will be transferred to World Wide Cargo Services, Inc for use in arranging such shipping. Prices listed here are those currently charged by World Wide Cargo Services, Inc, and any charges for shipping or storage shall be billed independently by World Wide Cargo Services, Inc. PLEASE NOTE, World Wide Cargo Services, Inc is an independent company and AMC is not responsible for its actions or its failures to act. Should you opt to have your goods placed in storage, once the goods are delivered to the World Wide Cargo Services, Inc or another designated storage company, they belong to you and you accept any subsequent risk of loss or damage.

Title to all purchases shall pass to you in New York. You agree that AMC will collect and you will pay the applicable New York state and local sales tax, unless shipping is requested to California, where AMC is permitted to ship alcoholic beverages. In such case AMC will arrange shipping and you agree that AMC will charge and you will pay the applicable California state and local sales tax. If after delivery of the goods to you, you request that your agent transfer the goods to you in another state, you understand and agree to be responsible to comply with the laws of the state into which you transfer the goods. You should check that states rules, regulations and limitations and you must pay any applicable sales, use or excise taxes. PLEASE NOTE THERE ARE STATES THAT FORBID THE TRANSFER OF WINE OR SPIRITS INTO THE STATE EXCEPT UNDER VERY LIMITED CIRCUMSTANCES. MAKE CERTAIN YOU KNOW THE LAW AND COMPLY.
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