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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Thank you for visiting vinosofiaitalia.com and welcome.

Your use of vinosofiaitalia.com online store/website for purchases or any other purpose is subject to the terms and conditions of sale that follow (the ” terms and conditions of sale”) and our separate terms and conditions of Website Use, which are incorporated by reference. By accessing or using vinosofiaitalia.com online store/website, you agree to the terms and conditions of Use. Please read these terms and conditions carefully before placing your order and retain a copy of these terms and your order for future reference.

By making a purchase on vinosofiaitalia.com online store/website, you agree to the terms and conditions of sale, which will apply to all purchases made through vinosofiaitalia.com online store/website. If you do not agree to each of the terms and conditions of sale, then you are not authorized to, and may not, make purchases using vinosofiaitalia.com online store/website.

These terms and conditions apply to all wines, spirits, oils, foods, or other goods or services supplied by Vinosofia.

CHANGES TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Vinosofia reserves the right, at any time and without notice, to add to, update, change or modify the terms and conditions, simply by posting such update, change or modification on this page.  It is Your responsibility to review the terms and conditions periodically.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

This website is provided on an “as is “ and “as available” basis.

No representations or warranties of any kind are made, express or implied, as to the operation of vinosofiaitalia.com online store/website or the information, content, materials, or products included on vinosofiaitalia.com online store/website.  You expressly agree that Your use of this site is at Your sole risk.

This website’s owner does not warrant that this website, its servers, or email sent from vinosofiaitalia.com online store/website are free of viruses or other harmful components.  This website’s owner will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of vinosofiaitalia.com online store/website, including, but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, and consequential damages.

PRIVACY POLICY

Data Protection law governs the retention and use of personal customer information by Vinosofia.   Any such data is held in compliance with the regulations and we will not pass information to others to allow them to market to you.    

Vinosofia has implemented and maintains reasonable security procedures and practices to protect against the unauthorized access, use, modification, destruction or disclosure of Your Personal Information.

COOKIES POLICY

Vinosofia uses cookies on vinosofiaitalia.com online store/website. By using vinosofiaitalia.com online store/website, You consent to the use of cookies.

Our Cookies Policy explains what cookies are, how we use cookies, how third parties we may partner with may use cookies on vinosofiaitalia.com online store/website, your choices regarding cookies and further information about cookies.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of text sent by your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows vinosofiaitalia.com online store/website or a third party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and vinosofiaitalia.com online store/website more useful to you.

Cookies can be “persistent” or “session” cookies.

How vinosofiaitalia.com online store/website uses cookies

When you use and access vinosofiaitalia.com online store/website, we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser.

We use cookies for the following purposes: to enable certain functions of vinosofiaitalia.com online store/website, to provide analytics, to store your preferences, to enable advertisements delivery, including behavioral advertising.

We use both session and persistent cookies on vinosofiaitalia.com online store/website and we use different types of cookies to run vinosofiaitalia.com online store/website:

Essential cookies.
We may use essential cookies to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts.

Third Party cookies.
In addition to our own cookies, we may also use various third parties cookies to report usage statistics of vinosofiaitalia.com online store/website, deliver advertisements on and through vinosofiaitalia.com online store/website, and so on.

What are your choices regarding cookies

If you’d like to delete cookies or instruct your web browser to delete or refuse cookies, please visit the help pages of your web browser.

Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.

Last updated: March 10, 2017

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Vinosofia uses Your Contact Data to send You information about Vinosofia and Vinosofia’s products and services, and to contact You when necessary in connection with Your orders. Vinosofia uses Your Financial Data to bill You. Vinosofia uses Your Demographic Data to customize and tailor Your experience on the Website. As with Traffic Data and information gathered using Cookies and Web Beacons, from time to time Vinosofia may release Demographic Data in the aggregate, such as by publishing a report on trends in the usage of the Website.

DISCLOSURE PRACTICES

Except under the following circumstances, Vinosofia will keep Your Personal Information private, and will not sell or otherwise share it with third parties:

Disclosure in Connection with Services. Vinosofia discloses Personal Information to those who help it provide services, including those who perform technical, administrative and data processing tasks such as hosting, billing, fulfillment, and data storage and security.

By Law or to Protect Rights.  Vinosofia discloses Personal Information when required to do so by law, or in response to a subpoena or court order, or when Vinosofia believes in its sole discretion that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Vinosofia, third parties or the public at large. 

Business Transfers; Bankruptcy. Vinosofia reserves the right to transfer all Personal Information in its possession to a successor organization in the event of a merger, acquisition, or bankruptcy or other sale of all or a portion of Vinosofia’s assets. Other than to the extent ordered by a bankruptcy or other court, the use and disclosure of all transferred Personal Information will be subject to this Privacy Policy, or to a new privacy policy, if You are given notice of that new Privacy Policy and an opportunity to affirmatively opt-out of it.  Personal Information submitted or collected after a transfer, however, may be subject to a new privacy policy adopted by Vinosofia’s successor organization.

 

THIRD PARTY CONTENT AND MONITORING

Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, events or other information or content expressed or made available on the Vinosofia website by third parties (including information providers and users) are those of the respective author or distributor and not of Vinosofia. Vinosofia neither endorses nor is responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice, information, or statement made on the Vinosofia website by anyone other than authorized Vinosofia employees acting in their official capacities.

 

UPDATES AND CHANGES TO PRIVACY POLICY

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Vinosofia reserves the right, at any time and without notice, to add to, update, change or modify this Privacy Policy, simply by posting such update, change or modification on this page. Any such addition, update, change or modification will be effective immediately upon posting on vinosofiaitalia.com online store/website. Each time You use the vinosofiaitalia.com online store/website, the then-current version of this Privacy Policy will apply.  Accordingly, each time You use the vinosofiaitalia.com online store/website You should check the date of this Privacy Policy (which appears at the end) and review any changes since the last time You used vinosofiaitalia.com online store/website.  Unless Vinosofia obtains Your express consent, any revised Privacy Policy will apply only to information collected after the effective date of such revised Privacy Policy, and not to information collected under any earlier Privacy Policy.

Effective Date: March 10, 2017

EMAIL COMMUNICATIONS

By registering with vinosofiaitalia.com online store/website, You thereby consent to receive periodic email communications from Vinosofia regarding its services, new product offers, promotions, events and other matters.  You may also elect to receive periodic email newsletters. You may opt-out of receiving email newsletters at any time by (a) following the UNSUBSCRIBE instructions contained in each newsletter; or (b) changing the email preferences in Your account.

USER ABILITY TO ACCESS, UPDATE, AND CORRECT PERSONAL INFORMATION

Vinosofia wants Your Personal Information to be complete and accurate. By using the vinosofiaitalia.com online store/website, You represent and warrant that all information You provide on any registration form or otherwise in connection with Your use of the Website and Services will be complete and accurate, and that You will update that information as necessary to maintain its completeness and accuracy.  To confirm the completeness and accuracy of, or make changes to, Your Personal Information, please visit Your account. 

Although Vinosofia will use reasonable efforts to provide all of the foregoing security features, and to treat all data in accordance with the policies set forth herein, as with virtually any computer system, there can be no absolute assurance that security breaches will not occur and Vinosofia hereby disclaims any liability whatsoever for any such security breaches.

COPYRIGHT

All content included on this site, such as text, graphics, logos, photographs, button icons, images, audio clips, video clips, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, is the property of this site’s owner or its content/software suppliers and protected by international copyright laws. The compilation of all content on this site is the exclusive property of this site’s owner and protected by international copyright laws. All software used on this site is the property of this site’s owner or its software suppliers and protected by international copyright laws.

ORDERS

We encourage visitors at vinosofiaitalia.com online store/website to establish an account with us when purchasing wine. We ensure that all information gathered on our website is encrypted and secure. If you prefer to purchase wine without establishing an account with us, please call our retail store in Spello, Italy, to complete your order by phone during business hours, please check our home page for current hours  +39.0742301777. 

Please note that we are on the GMT centrale European time zone (Rome).

PLEASE NOTE that Vinosofia does not process web orders from Friday afternoon to Monday afternoon.

All online orders are not considered final until confirmed by the Vinosofia sales department. While we do collect credit card information on our secure website, we will not charge your card until your order is confirmed by the sales department in our retail store in Spello, Italy.

We reserve the right to correct all pricing or inventory errors both on vinosofiaitalia.com online store/website and on any company printed or digital materials.

TERMS OF SALE

These Terms of Sale (the “Agreement”) constitute a legally binding agreement by and between Vinosofia and you (“You” or “Your”). By placing an order with Vinosofia You represent and warrant that You have read and understand, and agree to be bound by, this Agreement.

Your order is an offer to buy from us. There will be no contract of any kind between you and us unless and until we accept your order and in the case of wines and goods to be delivered to you, when we actually despatch the goods to you. At any point up until then, we may decline to supply the goods or services to you without giving any reason. At the moment we accept your order or in the case of delivery of goods, when the goods are despatched, a contract will be made between you and us.

On acceptance of your order (application) for a place at any of our ticketed events we will despatch tickets which you are requested to bring with you.

PLEASE NOTE that Vinosofia does not process web orders from Friday afternoon to Monday afternoon.

TITLE

All Vinosofia merchandise is sold in Italy and, therefore, title to this merchandise purchased by You from Vinosofia passes to You in your state. Notwithstanding the foregoing, title to all merchandise remains with Vinosofia and will not pass to You until: (1) the merchandise has arrived at Vinosofia in Italy; and (2) You have paid for the wine in full, including all applicable taxes, shipping, duties, or fees.  

DESCRIPTION & PRICES

The description and prices payable for the items or services that You order are set out in our price list, brochure and or website. We reserve the right to change our prices and pass on increases should they be incurred.  If, by mistake, we have under-priced an item or service, we will not be liable to provide that item to You at the stated price provided that we notify you before we despatch the item concerned or, in the case where we are not despatching an item, within 7 working days of our acceptance of your order and we may cancel your order provided we refund you any payments you have made. You may agree the correct price in which case we will proceed with your order. In the event that an item has been over charged a full refund of the difference will be given.

We reserve the right to change our prices. Please refer to the latest price list or on vinosofiaitalia.com online store/website for all current prices. Please note prices issued in the latest price list or on vinosofiaitalia.com online store/website supersede any prices set out in these terms and conditions if they are different.

Prices listed for wines are quoted per bottle unless otherwise stated.

Prices are subject to currency and market fluctuations, changes in duty and IVA/VAT as well as stock remaining unsold. If any other currency is stated, this is subject to currency fluctuations and is an indication only.

PAYMENT

Payment is to be made in full at the time of ordering.

PROMOTIONAL VOUCHERS AND DISCOUNTS

Vouchers and discount codes can only be used online and as stated in the offer. No cash alternative is offered. Promotional vouchers can not be used to buy Vinosofia gift vouchers. The voucher is not transferable.

ELIGIBILITY

Sale of alcoholic beverages

All customers purchasing wine or recipients of wine shipments should be of legal age to purchase and consume alcohol. Vinosofia makes every effort to ensure that recipients of wine shipments are of legal age.

It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to anyone under 18 years of age in Italy. By placing an order you confirm that you are at least 18 years old.

For orders from the USA

You must be 21 years or older to purchase and receive wine from Vinosofia. All deliveries must be signed for, and accepted by, a person 21 years old or older.  Proof of age is required at time of delivery.  By placing an order with Vinosofia You represent and warrant that You are at least 21 years old and are otherwise legally qualified to enter into and form contracts under applicable law.  Any individual placing an order on behalf of a third-party further represents and warrants that they are authorized to act and enter into contracts on behalf of that third-party. This Agreement is void where prohibited.

ORDERS & AVAILABILITY

All wines, spirits, oils, food items and other goods are subject to availability. When selecting the wines or other goods from our price list we try to ensure that they will remain available throughout the life of the list. However, some items will inevitably go out of stock and we therefore reserve the right to select and deliver to you a substitute (of equal or higher value) to the wine you have ordered, to avoid delay in the delivery of orders. If we are unable to supply a particular item, or do not supply a substitute, we will not be liable to you except to ensure that you are not charged for that item.

Substitute wines may be used to complete an order if a particular wine is out of stock.  In these instances, a member of our staff will endeavour to contact you to explain the situation and, where appropriate, to discuss the possible alternatives.  In the absence of instructions to the contrary, an appropriate substitute may be used to complete an order, providing that we are confident it is fully the peer of, and as good value as, the unavailable item.

SHIPPING & DELIVERY

Our aim is to provide delivery service which is fast, reliable and as cost efficient as possible. We work very closely with our shippers to ensure complete satisfaction to our customers.

Unless you request otherwise, your purchase will be shipped via standard shipping rates.

Dates of shipping and delivery that Vinosofia may provide its customers are approximations only, and actual shipping and delivery dates may vary.

Conditions Affecting Shipment

We take extreme care in shipping you wine in cellar stored condition.

At Vinosofia, all our wines are stored in a temperature-controlled storage area and/or retail premise, and we wish to provide our customers every possible assurance that our fine wines are handled and stored in the best possible conditions while the products are under our control.

Note: wine is sensitive and we want you to enjoy your wine at it’s best expression, therefore we monitor weather conditions. 

Wine is a perishable product that must be kept below a certain temperature, just like perishable foods and if it is exposed to high temperatures for extended periods of time, it will cook.  If your wine is cooked, it won’t taste right.

We strongly recommend shipping Your wine during mild weather conditions, usually during the spring or fall. We prefer to ship from September to Early December and March to June.

We discourage wine shipments during the summer months (July & August), as warm weather can adversely affect wine.  During extreme weather conditions, Vinosofia may delay Your shipment until conditions improve. We reserve the right to delay your order and to release it for delivery only when conditions improve.

In such circumstances, we will advise you at the time your order is processed that we do not recommend shipping your order. If you instruct us to send your wine despite adverse weather conditions we will do so, but the risk will be yours.

Vinosofia does not accept responsibility for goods damaged during transit to the buyer. Please take note of the terms below concerning Refunds, Returns & Exchanges.

Having your order picked up at the store is also an option at no charge at all.

We also offer free delivery with-in the town of Spello on any order of €50,00 or more.

EXPORT ORDERS

We deliver to a large number of countries worldwide using a network of experienced wine shippers. Overseas orders may be liable to import taxes in the destination country, which the recipient shall be liable for unless paid in advance at time of placing the order. Many countries, even within the EU, also require additional customs and excise documentation for the importation of alcoholic beverages. Therefore we recommend that you contact a dedicated international shipper or a local supplier located in the country in question.

If in doubt please don’t hesitate to contact us.

All overseas orders will be re-packed in polystyrene export cartons for safe transit; we may be able to arrange to ship original cases if requested when order is placed.

COUNTRIES WE SHIP TO

Australia 12 bottle limit
Austria
Balearic Islands
Belgium
Bulgaria
Canada 36 bottle limit
Canary Islands
Colombia 6 bottle limit
Corsica
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Germany
Estonia
England
Finland
France
Greece (islands excluded)
Holland
Hong Kong 12 bottle limit
Hungary
Iceland 18 bottle limit
Indonesia
Ireland
Israele 6 bottle limit
Italy
Japan 12 bottle limit
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macau
Malta
New Zealand 12 bottle limit
Norvegia 18 bottle limit
Philippines
Portugal
Poland
Romania
Singapore 24 bottle limit
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland 18 bottle limit
Taiwan 6 bottle limit
Thailand
USA (please see list)

USA SHIPPING RESTRICTIONS

Buyers are advised that some states place restrictions, including but not limited to limits on quantity, on the alcoholic beverages which a resident may bring into the state, and it is Your sole responsibility to be informed of and abide by such restrictions, and to comply with any conditions Your state may impose, including but not limited to the payment of any taxes such state may impose on wines shipped into such state.

We cannot ship Spirits or Grappa to the USA.

By placing an order, You warrant that You are in compliance with the laws and regulations of the state to which You elect to ship wines.

Vinosofia will ship purchased wine to states where wine shipments are allowed.  In order to comply with state laws, Vinosofia does not ship wines to addresses in the following states:

Alabama
Arkansas
Delaware
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Massachusetts
Mississippi
Montana
New Hampshire
Oklahoma
Rhode Island
Texas
Utah

Please contact Vinosofia if you reside in one of these states to discuss possible alternative arrangements to purchase wines.

We suggest you visit your Alcoholic Beverage Control board for more information or learn more about the “Free the Grapes”  coalition.

RECEIPT OF GOODS

Deliveries should be signed for as ‘Not Examined’ and you should inspect the goods as soon as possible and notify us immediately of breakages or wine shortages. We are unable to guarantee credit or replacements unless we are notified within 3 days of delivery of the order.

SIGNATURE POLICY, USA

You must be 21 years of age or older to purchase wine from Vinosofia. It is highly recommended that you provide us with a business shipping address for best service. Customer comments on their order such as “Please leave on back porch” or “Please leave at front door” will be ignored!

Title to, and ownership of, all wine passes from Vinosofia to the purchaser in the USA and the purchaser takes all responsibility for shipping it from the address given to any other address. By arranging for transportation of the wine, Vinosofia is providing a service to, and acting on behalf of the purchaser. By utilizing this service from Vinosofia, the purchaser is representing that he/she is acting in a fashion compliant with his/her local and state laws regarding the purchase, transportation and delivery of wine. The purchaser represents that he/she has obtained any required permission, paid any required fees, is working through properly licensed intermediaries where required, is legally entitled to take possession of wine and is legally entitled to take quantities ordered and once again authorizes that he/she is 21 years of age.

TEMPORARY STORAGE OF WINES

If for any reason you will not be able to receive your order at Your given address after you have paid for your order and has not yet been picked up by our shippers, or if the weather conditions are not ideal we will gladly store Your wine at no charge for up to 3 months after your order is confirmed and available to ship. While Your wine is in our temperature-controlled storage area, Vinosofia maintains appropriate insurance coverage on all stored wines. We reserve the right to charge monthly storage fees of €5,00 per case per month at present after 3 months.  After 1 year Vinosofia can no longer be responsibile for Your wine storage and it will be shipped to Your original given address regardless of the weather conditions.

STORING & CELLARING TIPS

We reccomend storing wines between

45° F – 65° F,

7°C- 18° C

55° F

12°C is ideal.

Humidity level is ideal at 70 percent.

The bottle should be on its side, in a horizontal position, in contact with the cork.

The storage space should be dark away from sunlight and away from any machines or vibrations.

If the wines have been shipped outside of Italy, we highly reccomend that you allow them to acclimate.  We suggest to lay them down, in ideal storage conditions (stated above), for at least 3-6 months.  This said, consider planning ahead for best drinking results.

CANCELLATIONS

All orders that are cancelled prior to shipment are subject to a 10% re-stocking fee.

Orders may not be cancelled once they have been shipped.

RETURN POLICY, REFUNDS & EXCHANGES

Vinosofia is committed to delivering only the best products and services to its customers and guarantees the excellent provenance of the wine it sells.

Vinosofia generally cannot accept returns of wine in your possession longer than 3 days, as we have no way of knowing your specific storage conditions. We hope you understand. We will, however, review each request on an individual basis and will contact You promptly upon receipt.

If we have made an error, or if You are dissatisfied with Your purchase, please contact us immediately at +39.0742301777 or +39.3464972894 or via email, with Your order information and the reason You are dissatisfied.

Vinosofia only accepts the return of goods that are defective or the following conditions:

Wine that is leaking on arrival.

Incorrect fulfillment, wrong vintage, etc.

Shipping problems that are clearly the fault of the shipper.

Missing wine or cases damaged in transit must be reported to us within 3 days of receipt of advice of despatch.  If you are expecting a delivery and have not received it within the quoted delivery time, please notify us.  Cases should be opened and examined on arrival.  If this is not possible, the carrier’s sheet must be signed ‘Not Examined’.

For such returns we can offer a replacement of the same item, or we can refund a credit card, or we can issue a store credit.

Returns that are not the result of a Vinosofia error are subject to a 10% re-stocking fee.

No returns are accepted after 3 days from delivery. Vinosofia prohibits the return of gifts or over-purchases of alcoholic beverages.

APPLICABLE LAW

These Terms and Conditions will be subject to the laws of Italy. We will try to solve any disagreements quickly and efficiently. If you are not happy with the way we deal with any disagreement and you want to take court proceedings, you must do so within Italy.

Nothing in these terms and conditions limits or excludes your statutory rights as a consumer.

“PRE-ARRIVAL” OR “WINE FUTURES”

Pre-arrival wines (aka wine futures) are wines that, at the time of sale, have not yet arrived in our warehouse. Projected availability dates for pre-arrival wines are estimates only. Vinosofia has no control over the availability of pre-arrival wines, and Vinosofia will not be liable for any loss or damage (including, without limitation, lost profits) arising out or in connection with a pre-arrival wine not meeting its estimated availability date. You acknowledge and understand that new or additional federal, state or local taxes, duties, or fees may be imposed upon Your purchase of a pre-arrival wine between order confirmation and delivery, and that You are solely responsible for such new or additional federal, state or local taxes, duties or fees.  

The Terms & Conditions posted on this site were updated on March 10, 2017.

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