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.







零售銷售條款

1.	一般條款:接受本銷售條款


親愛的客戶:


感謝您的惠顧。經www.ackerwines.com網站、以電子郵件或透過電話向Acker, Merrall & Condit Company (AMC) 選購,即代表您就所有從AMC購入的葡萄酒同意本零售銷售條款(「本條款」)。本條款會隨時由AMC全權酌情進行修改或修訂而不作事前通知。您繼續使用本網站,即表示您接受經修改或修訂的條款。


2.	法定年齡要求、核實與附有照片的身份證明


根據美國的法例要求,葡萄酒與酒精飲品只可出售及付運予年滿21歲或以上之人士。從AMC的網站、以電話、電子郵件或親身購買,即代表您確認您與任何收貨人士均年滿21歲。


親身取貨人士必須出示附有年齡證明的帶有照片之身份證明文件。如由其他人代您提貨,AMC只有在事前透過上述電子郵件地址或傳真號碼接獲有關提貨人士身份的書面通知,才會把您的已購產品發放給該名其他人士。


首次購買者可能需要提供有效身份證明的副本以供AMC存檔。副本可透過上述傳真號碼、電子郵件地址或親身交予AMC。


注意事項:聯邦與州的規例要求任何含有酒精的付運物品均須由年滿21歲人士親自簽收。聯邦規例另外亦禁止向郵箱地址付運酒精。因此,我們建議您安排送貨至住宅或商業地址。


如訂單因為未能提供令人滿意的年齡證明而被退回AMC,您須負責支付所有由此引致的運費。


3.	購買與付款


客戶須於收到發票或訂購確認時付款。在受限於以下第4條之條款,本公司僅在您全數支付訂單的款項及所有相關費用和開支後,才會按照您的指示付運、運貨或發貨。AMC 接受現金、支票、匯票、電匯以及MasterCard、Visa和 American Express信用卡。AMC保留在收到付款前隨時取消任何訂單的絕對酌情權。


4. 收貨、儲存、運貨與銷售稅適用情況


(a) 到店取貨


您可以親臨紐約市內的AMC零售店提取已購買的葡萄酒。請在結賬時選擇「到店提取」。請於結賬時指明您希望收貨的日期,AMC將盡力確認您所指定的取貨日(視乎您訂購的貨品是否齊全而定)。訂單必須於指定取貨日起計48小時內提取;未能於指定時間內提取的葡萄酒將被轉移至AMC的倉庫,而AMC可酌情決定收取$50轉移費及/或取消訂單。


請致電+1 212 787 1700或以電郵store@ackerwines.com與AMC聯絡安排取貨事宜及查詢零售店事宜,或電郵至rarewine@ackerwines.com查詢精品與罕有產品事宜。您可到AMC的曼克頓店取貨,地址為160 West 72nd Street, New York, NY 10023。


(b) 本地運送


應客戶要求及根據本公司酌情決定,AMC將為曼克頓區內的零售購貨安排免費送貨,並在紐約州內其他的地方安排送貨(運費由買方承擔)。


(c) 貯存

 (i) 貯存。已購買的葡萄酒只有在全數付款後方可提貨。如果您要求送貨至紐約州以外的美國境內,您須就此獨自承擔風險。在此情況下,除下列第4(e)條規定的其他情況外,所有已購買的葡萄酒將會轉移到PEP Logistics。PEP Logistics 作為買方的代理,會在您購買葡萄酒後的三十(30)天提供點內貯存,以便安排運貨。

若任何已購買的葡萄酒在銷售日後的三十(30)天內,未能完成運輸安排或未被領回,該已購買的葡萄酒可由PEP Logistics移至協力廠商存倉設施(或,由PEP Logistics轉移至其選擇的存倉設施),您在收回有關貨物前應向PEP Logistics全數支付所有其間產生的與有關貨物相關的包裝、處理、運輸、保險及協力廠商存倉的費用。由銷售日起計九十(90 )天內,不論您因爲任何原因而未有從PEP Logistics提取任何已購買的葡萄酒, PEP Logistics獲授權採取任何其認爲適當的行動以處理有關貨物,除非PEP Logistics與您另有書面約定。PEP Logistics可以,自行作出選擇,判定有關貨物已被您放棄,及/或除了基於就上所述事項徵收成本和費用以及PEP Logistics根據普通法和衡平法所享有的任何其它權利外,PEP Logistics有權自行決定在任何地點以PEP Logistics自訂的價格,公開或私下(包括任何一個或多個PEP Logistics或其他拍賣會或在一個或多個零售銷售點)重新出售有關貨物,並且從出售所得的總收益中扣除其法律費用和開支以及其他慣常成本,包括但不限於銷售方佣金和買方溢價 (在拍賣中售出的情況下)、廣告費、協力廠商銷售佣金和包裝、處理、運輸、保險和額外的協力廠商倉儲費。在任何情況下,PEP Logistics不會承擔任何在銷售日後三十(30)天內未被提取的葡萄酒之任何損失或損壞的責任。

(d) 州外運送。

i) 您須單獨負責在紐約州以外但在美國境內運送的已購買的葡萄酒,並須負上遵守適用法律的所有義務。

ii) 受限於適用法律,應您的要求,PEP Logistics 可擔任代理人代您安排合適的承運公司。曼哈頓區外的運送由您支付。所有透過PEP Logistics安排在美國境內的運送,會由PEP Logistics 純綷擔任您的代理人。承運公司在收到有關貨物時,會以「離岸價」方式運送有關貨物,損失或損壞風險會轉移至紐約的您。運費必須由您預先繳付或到付。PEP Logistics亦可能會收取服務費。付運可於收取所有付款及資金存進AMC的賬戶後作出安排。買方應容許5個工作天以作美國境內付運的安排,及10個工作天以作美國境外及國際付運的安排, 美國境外及國際付運可能要求提供海關文件或特別路線安排。

iii) 經由任何承運公司付運已購買的葡萄酒而引起的任何損失或損毀以及有關風險將由買方及/或承運公司全部承擔。AMC對您的貨物在運輸途中發生的任何變壞、損毀或損失,概不負責。

 (e) 所有權及稅項

含酒精飲料的所有權及擁有權從AMC轉移至紐約的您,而產品從紐約運往您選定的目的地之責任由您獨自承擔。您可在AMC位於曼哈頓區提取已購買的葡萄酒 (見上文第4(a) 條)。在受限於上文第4(c) 及 4(d) 條,您亦可安排獨立運貨。

i) 交付到獲許可的州份。對於運往AMC領有牌照的(包括紐約州)或持有直接面向消費者運輸許可的州份的訂單,產品的所有權及擁有權會在紐約轉移給您。AMC可安排付運,而銷售及其他適用稅項將根據目的地國家的要求徵收。

ii) 交付到美國所有其他地點。含酒精飲料的所有權及擁有權會在紐約轉移給您,而產品從紐約運往您選定的目的地之責任由您獨自承擔。您可在AMC位於紐約市區提取產品,或在受限於上文第4(c) 及 4(d) 條,您亦可獨自安排運貨。紐約州的銷售稅將適用於所有情況。由於AMC不允許將產品運送到其未持有直接面向消費者運輸許可的州份,因此,儘管您可能需要任何其後州外的付運安排,產品亦只可在紐約運送給您或您的代理。

iii) 運送到美國境外。含酒精飲料的所有權會在紐約轉移給您。如有關貨物交由買方僱用或代理的貨運代理商或國際承運人直接出口到美國境外,您將不用支付銷售稅。

如買方為持牌及/或已登記的經銷商,並向AMC提供正確填寫的轉售證明書,可能免繳銷售稅。

一些司法管轄區亦可能會向入境的付運有關貨物徵收消費稅。如有需要,AMC或PEP Logistics(作為您的代理人) 可向您收取有關消費稅。

(iii) 我們對付運含酒精飲料的合法性不作出任何陳述。您有責任遵守有關付運的所有法律。PEP Logistics 或 AMC (如適用) 透過為您安排運送含酒精飲料向您提供服務,並為您擔任代理人。透過使用PEP Logistics 或AMC提供的服務,您表示您就購買、運送及交付含酒精飲料有遵守當地及州份的法律。您進一步表示您已獲得任何所需的許可、支付任何所需費用、並透過適當獲許可的中介機構行事(如有需要),及您在法律上有權管有含酒精飲料,您在法律上有權收取訂購的數量,並且您及接收含酒精飲料產品的人員至少年滿21歲。


(d) 訂單處理時間


訂單一般在購買後五(5)個工作天內處理和付運。然而,付運可能因為各種因素而出現延誤而需時更久。緊急訂單 (例如:特別付運) 的要求必須以電話或電子郵件提出,且有待確認。此類要求可向AMC提出,而AMC將在適當情況下轉交PEP Logistics處理。


5. 送貨嘗試


AMC將嘗試交付獲授權付運的已購物品一(1)次(運往AMC領有牌照的州份)。如任何此類訂單被退回,AMC將聯絡您並通知您有關退回事宜,然而 AMC 保留把訂購物品退回庫存、扣除送貨成本後把餘款退回您帳戶的權利。如需就零售店購貨作特別安排,請以電郵store@ackerwines.com聯絡AMC,或電郵至rarewine@ackerwines.com查詢精品與罕有產品事宜。



透過一般承運商付運的貨品(包括經由PEP Logistics作出安排的付運),一般會包括三(3)次送貨嘗試。如訂單此後仍無法送達,將會被退回AMC。


6. 退貨與取消


不論已購物件是否仍被AMC管有或正在運送給您,及不論AMC能否提供付運安排的協助,所有物件均以「現狀」出售,且在您下單時已為最終決定。除非涉及重大付運或庫存錯誤,而有關問題於九十(90)日內匯報,否則不得退貨與取消;在此情況下,有關事宜將按個別情況考慮。


7. 酒瓶狀況與價格差異


據AMC所知悉,所有葡萄酒在AMC管有期間均以妥善條件儲存。每瓶葡萄酒在加入AMC的零售庫存時,已進行了盡可能準確的檢查和描述。然而,買家在購入較陳年和脆弱的葡萄酒時,必須對自然程度的耗損和一般狀況給予適當寬容。除非另有所指,10年以下的葡萄酒可被視為狀況良好。


8. 保險


AMC(在獲授權與持有相關牌照的情況下)與PEP Logistics向與他們有付運安排的本地客戶送貨。AMC的保險承保在您的訂單由一般承運公司持有時因破損或盜竊而產生的任何損失,不論運送安排是否經由AMC或透過PEP Logistics安排。保險並不承保因充公而引致的損失,或由於長時間離開冷藏環境或在不設冷藏的運送或未有採用合適隔熱的運送而引致的極端高溫或低溫引發之損害。如您收到的已購買的貨物在運送時破損,您必須在送貨後的三(3)天內以書面通知 AMC。如付運貨物未有送抵,您必須在預計送貨日期後的三(3)天內以書面通知 AMC,讓我們可處理您的申索。


9. 天氣條款


如付運時的溫度在華氏 80度以上或華氏 30度以下,AMC 保留拒絕付運葡萄酒的權利,除非您已書面同意承擔所有因極端溫度對付運產生的責任與損害風險。






美國拍賣銷售條款

1. 買方協議。

在拍賣會競投,即代表拍賣會競投者(「競投者」)同意本買方銷售條款(「銷售條款」),連同由Acker, Merrall & Condit Company(「AMC」)發出並列入銷售條款的酒瓶描述及缺席競投,構成競投者與AMC及賣方( 「賣方」)對本目錄中列明的拍賣貨物(「拍賣貨物」)的完整協議( 「協議」)。AMC可不時及隨時於任何拍賣之前、期間及之後通過張貼通告、附錄或勘誤表或於出售期間通過在拍賣場作出口頭公告修訂協議。在拍賣會競投,即代表競投者同意受協議的所有條款及條件約束。

2. AMC作為代理人。

除協議另有說明外,AMC純綷擔任賣方的代理人。因此,出售所有拍賣貨物的協議是經由賣方及拍賣官所接受的最高競投者(「 買方」)之間作出的。AMC可自行決定將拍賣貨物分為不同組別, 而各有關組別(「拍賣品」)將在拍賣中分開出價。

3. 拍賣前。
a)檢查。 拍賣前,競投者務請對任何有興趣競投的拍賣貨物進行實物檢查並以此作為依據,而非目錄或其他地方提供的描述。儘管 AMC致力對所有拍賣貨物作出準確描述,惟在任何情況下,AMC概不會就拍賣貨物的任何口頭或書面描述或就任何相關錯誤或遺漏負責。所有拍賣貨物均以「現況」出售。

AMC可在出售若干拍賣貨物之前或之後尋求外界專家的意見, 該拍賣貨物可能附有標示顯示專家已進行檢查。拍賣會場並無挑選或檢查任何將於本場拍賣出售的拍賣貨物,亦不會就此承擔任何責任。

b)不保證。無論在任何情況下,賣方或AMC或任何其各自的人員、僱員或代理人不得就任何拍賣貨物的適銷性、是否適合某種特定用途、有關任何拍賣貨物的任何目錄描述或原產地、實質狀況、 質素、罕有度、真實性、歸屬、價值、估計價值、重要性、出處、展示歷史、飲用性、歷史意義或參考文獻方面的其他描述的正確性,作出任何口頭或書面明確或隱含的陳述、保證或擔保。

c)競投者登記。 如欲在本場拍賣中競投,競投者必須填妥及簽署一份登記表格並提供身份證明及年齡證明。AMC亦可能要求競投者出示銀行或其他財務推薦信。AMC保留絕對權利拒絕任何潛在競投者參加或參與任何拍賣。

d) 缺席競投。 競投者務請閱讀缺席競投表格,該表格構成本協議的一部份。為方便並無親身、派代表或以電話出席拍賣會的競投者,AMC將提交在拍賣前送達AMC的書面缺席競投,該出價可能在互聯網上提出。缺席競投必須以出售地的貨幣提出。倘 AMC就有關拍賣品收到多個相同的書面出價,而在拍賣中該等出價為該拍賣品的最高金額,則有關拍賣品將出售予首先收到的缺席競投。提交書面出價乃完全為方便競投者而提供的免費服務,由AMC在受限於拍賣時現存的義務而承辦。因此,在任何情況下,AMC對在執行有關書面出價時出現的任何錯誤或遺漏或對未能執行任何有關出價,概不負責。

e) 電話競投。競投者可在拍賣日之前與AMC作出安排,以透過電話在拍賣中出價。電話競投為方便不能親身或派代表或以書面作出缺席競投出席拍賣會的競投者而提供。提交電話出價乃完全為方便競投者而提供的免費服務,由AMC在受限於拍賣時現存的責任而承辦。因此,在任何情況下,AMC對在執行有關電話出價時出現的任何錯誤或遺漏或對未能執行任何有關出價,概不負責。

4. 拍賣時。

a)目錄。 競投者務請閱讀酒瓶描述表格,該表格構成本協議的一部份。儘管AMC已致力在本目錄中對各拍賣品作出準確的描述,惟在任何情況下,AMC概不會就任何描述或有關描述的錯誤或遺漏負責。AMC保留絕對權利隨時於拍賣會之前及期間以任何方式修訂任何拍賣品的任何描述。文中的分類僅作識別用途並以標準來源為基礎。本目錄所載各項陳述及每項其他陳述( 不論口頭或書面,以及不論在廣告、出售單據、附錄、通告、 公告或其他書面或口頭通訊中作出)僅屬意見陳述,而競投者不應以此為依據。 競投者必須對自然程度的耗損、酒箱、標籤、 酒塞及葡萄酒的狀況給予適當寬容。除下文第5(d)條所述的條款規定外,在任何情況下,AMC概不會在運送後接受任何拍賣貨物的退貨、就任何拍賣貨物提供賒賬或調整任何拍賣貨物的價格。本目錄或其他地方出現的影像僅供說明及參考用途,未必能反映任何拍賣品的缺陷或瑕疵。競投者在決定是否競投拍賣貨物時請勿以此目錄的影像為依據,我們強烈建議競投者在作出競投前審閱相關AMC 拍賣目錄條目並親身檢查任何拍賣貨物。

b)	底價。各拍賣品的出售均設有底價,低於該最低價格便不會出售該拍賣品。AMC有權在該拍賣品公開予競投時間之前隨時提高或降低底價。在任何情況下,該拍賣品的底價不得超逾目錄中印列或通過口頭或張貼通告修訂的該拍賣品的最低估價。拍賣品的底價可按潛在競投者的要求提供,但如果底價其後有所更改,則AMC無義務向已獲通知底價的潛在競投者作出通知。

c) 估價。目錄內提供了各拍賣品售價(不包括買方佣金及任何稅項) 的最低及最高估價。在可能的情況下,估價乃根據過往出售可供比較拍賣貨物的情況作出,該估價旨在為潛在競投者提供一般指引,惟在任何情況下,估價並不構成實際售價的陳述或預測,亦不應以此作為依據。AMC在出售前決定估價,並保留權利修訂估價以反映當前市況。

d) 競投。保證。在拍賣會中親身、通過缺席競投、電話競投、互聯網上競投或其他方式競投,即代表競投者陳述及保證 (i) 其最少年滿二十一(21)歲、(ii) 其具有購買、接受、持有及以其他方式處理任何所購買拍賣品的合法權限、權利及能力,及(iii) 競投者自行或由其代表作出任何的出價不是根據任何反競爭協議作出,且在其他方面遵守所有適用法律。

i)	每拍賣品出價。除非拍賣官另有公告,否則所有出價均按照本目錄所載每項拍賣品以順序數目的形式作出。

ii)	趨近但未達底價之競投。受限於拍賣官的酌情決定權,出價須以接到的次序登記。拍賣官可代賣方為任何拍賣品叫第一口價以開始競投。拍賣官更可代賣方透過就該拍賣品連續或接連出價或因應其他競投者而出價,按趨近但未達或未超出底價作出競投。


iii)	AMC競投。AMC保留權利在不抵觸適用於所有其他競投者及買方的相同條款及條件下為其本身的賬戶在任何拍賣中對任何拍賣品出價。

iv)	未達底價之競投。 倘某拍賣品的競投未達底價,則拍賣官可收回該拍賣品。於收回時及在另一拍賣品開始競投前,拍賣官須宣佈已收回的拍賣品「流標」。

v)	落鎚價。 拍賣官接受的最高競投者將成為買方,而拍賣官敲下鎚子即代表接受最後出價為「落鎚價」及訂立賣方及買方之間的出售合約。



vi)	無法律責任。在任何情況下,AMC對記入任何出價的任何錯誤或對未能記入任何出價,概不負責。

e) 貨批。 在目錄列出附有相同估價及包括相同葡萄酒種類、 數量、酒瓶容量的一系列拍賣品(「貨批」)的情況下,倘該貨批內的任何其後拍賣品沒有更高的缺席競投,則該貨批中第一個拍賣品的買方可按拍賣官的酌情決定權獲授選擇權以相同落鎚價購買該貨批中任何或全部額外拍賣品。倘並無就全部該等拍賣品行使該選擇權,則拍賣官將為下一個未出售拍賣品叫第一口價以開始競投,並可向該拍賣品的買方提出承接該貨批中任何或全部餘下拍賣品的選擇權。競投將繼續以相同方式進行,直至該貨批中全部拍賣品已被拍賣官提出及宣佈已出售或未達底標為止。

f) 拍賣官的酌情決定權。AMC及/或拍賣官擁有唯一及絕對酌情決定權以:(i) 抽起任何拍賣品;(ii) 分割任何拍賣品;(iii) 組合任何兩個或以上的拍賣品;(iv) 拒絕任何出價;(v) 以AMC及/或拍賣官認為適合的方式進行競投,包括更改叫價額度;以及(vi) 在出現錯誤或爭議的情況下,為釐定成功競投者而繼續競投、取消出售或重新提出及轉售有爭議的拍賣品。每當AMC及/或拍賣官行使其酌情決定權,其決定在各方面均為最終、具約束力及不可推翻的。拍賣官對接受在實時拍賣中在線拍賣就拍賣品提出的要約有酌情決定權。您的出價狀態的在線通知可能會被拍賣官所凌駕。因此,即使您收到在線通知說明您的出價已被接受,拍賣官亦可能另有決定。拍賣官的決定為最終決定。

h) 買方佣金。落鎚價應加上買家酬金的百分之二十四(24%)。

5. 拍賣後。

a)	付款。到期時。 反映最終購買價的最終發票會在每場拍賣會結束後七(7)天內發出。買方可於接獲時支付每張發票,惟在任何情況下須於拍賣日期後的三十(30)天內支付每張發票。 即使此等銷售條款的任何其他條文另有規定,所有在拍賣日期後超過三十五(35)天收到的付款將附加每月1.5%的利息費用直至發票獲全數支付為止。

付款方法。 每張發票須以美元付款。所有被退回的未能兌現的支票須支付美金100元的手續費。美金15,000元或以下的購買可以Visa、MasterCard及American Express付款。其他信用卡概不接受。在提交您的信用卡支付中標價及/或填寫交易登記表格或缺席競投表格並提供您的信用卡的資料,即代表您受權AMC或其相關聯公司在AMC接受您中標之後向您的信用卡帳戶扣除發票餘額,並同意您將按照發卡機構的持卡人協議付款。

b) 收取拍賣貨物。在拍賣中購買的拍賣貨品可在AMC位於紐約市區或AMC位於紐約州考塔奇谷的廠庫提取。免費提取服務只限於向作出預約的人士提供。請於最少一星期前透過聯絡AMC位於877-ACKER-47的AMC拍賣部門與AMC預約安排提取。拍賣貨物在未收取付款及淸算金額前將不會被發放。以個人支票付款的買方,應容許5個工作天以發放拍賣貨物。

c) 本地運送。 AMC將會安排在曼哈頓區內免費送貨,並在紐約州內其他的地方安排送貨(運費由買方承擔)。送貨一般可在買方要求的一週內於預定時間送達。運費必須預先繳付。

d) 多項運送及提取。任何拍賣品(定義見下文的AMC銷售條款)如分拆爲兩部份或以上運送或提取,將按每拍賣品每次分拆收取服務費。

e) 貯存。拍賣貨物只有在全數付款後方可提貨。如果買方要求送貨至紐約州以外的美國境內,買家須就此獨自承擔風險。在這種情況下,獲購買的拍賣貨物將會轉移到PEP Logistics。PEP Logistics 作為買方的代理,會在拍賣日後的三十(30)天提供點內貯存,以便安排運貨。若任何拍賣貨物在拍賣日期後的三十(30)天內,未能完成運輸安排或未被買家領回,該拍賣貨物可由PEP Logistics移至協力廠商存倉設施(或,由PEP Logistics轉移至其選擇的存倉設施),買方在收回拍賣貨物前應向PEP Logistics全數支付所有其間產生的與拍賣貨物相關的包裝、處理、運輸、保險及協力廠商存倉的費用;買方亦要在收回拍賣貨物前向PEP Logistics全數繳納一切應繳成本和費用。由拍賣日期起計九十(90 )天內,不論買方因爲任何原因而未有從PEP Logistics提取拍賣貨物,將被視爲買方授權PEP Logistics採取任何其認爲適當的行動以處理相關拍賣貨物,除非PEP Logistics與買方雙方另有書面約定。PEP Logistics可以,自行作出選擇,判定相關拍賣貨物已被買方放棄,及/或除了基於就上所述事項徵收成本和費用以及PEP Logistics根據普通法和平衡法所享有的任何其它權利外,PEP Logistics有權自行決定在任何地點以PEP Logistics自訂的價格,公開或私下(包括任何一個或多個PEP Logistics或其他拍賣會或在一個或多個零售銷售點)重新出售相關拍賣貨物,並且從出售所得的總收益中扣除其法律費用和開支以及其他慣常成本,包括但不限於銷售方佣金和買方溢價 (在拍賣中售出的情況下)、廣告費、協力廠商銷售佣金和包裝、處理、運輸、保險和額外的協力廠商倉儲費。在任何情況下,PEP Logistics不會承擔任何在拍賣日後三十(30)天內未被提取的拍賣貨物之任何損失或損壞的責任。

f) 州外運送。

i)	買方須單獨負責在紐約州以外但在美國境內運送的拍賣貨物,並須負上遵守適用法律的所有義務。


ii)	受限於適用法律,應買方要求,PEP Logistics 可擔任代理人代買方安排合適的承運公司。曼哈頓區外的運送由買方支付。所有透過PEP Logistics安排在美國境內的運送,會由PEP Logistics 純綷擔任買方的代理人。承運公司在收到拍賣貨物時,會以「離岸價」方式運送拍賣貨物,損失或損壞風險會轉移至紐約的買方。運費必須由您預先繳付或到付。PEP Logistics亦可能會收取服務費。付運可於收取所有付款及資金存進AMC的賬戶後作出安排。買方應容許5個工作天以作美國境內付運的安排,及10個工作天以作美國境外及國際付運的安排, 美國境外及國際付運可能要求提供海關文件或特別路線安排。

iii)	經由任何承運公司付運拍賣貨物而引起的任何損失或損毀以及有關風險將由買方及/或承運公司全部承擔。AMC對拍賣貨物在運輸途中發生的任何變壞、損毀或損失,概不負責。

g)  所有權及稅項

含酒精飲料的所有權及擁有權從賣方轉移至紐約的買方,而產品從紐約運往買方選定的目的地之責任由買方獨自承擔。買方可在AMC位於紐約市區或其位於紐約州考塔奇谷的廠庫提取產品。在受限於上文第5(e) 及 5(f) 條,買方亦可安排獨立運貨。

i)	交付到獲許可的州份。對於運往AMC領有牌照的(包括紐約州)或持有直接面向消費者運輸許可的州份的訂單,產品的所有權及擁有權會在紐約轉移給您。銷售及其他適用稅項將根據目的地國家的要求徵收。

ii)	交付到美國所有其他地點。含酒精飲料的所有權及擁有權會在紐約轉移給您,而產品從紐約運往您選定的目的地之責任由您獨自承擔。您可在AMC位於紐約市區或其位於紐約州考塔奇谷的廠庫提取產品,或在受限於上文第5(e) 及 5(f) 條,您亦可獨自安排運貨。紐約州的銷售稅將適用於所有情況。由於AMC不允許將產品運送到其未持有直接面向消費者運輸許可的州份,因此,儘管您可能需要任何其後州外的付運安排,產品亦只可在紐約運送給您或您的代理。

iii)	運送到美國境外。含酒精飲料的所有權會在紐約轉移給您。如拍賣貨物交由買方僱用或代理的貨運代理商或國際承運人直接出口到美國境外,您將不用支付銷售稅。

如買方為持牌及/或已登記的經銷商,並向AMC提供正確填寫的轉售證明書,可能免繳銷售稅。

一些司法管轄區亦可能會向入境的付運拍賣貨物徵收消費稅。如有需要,AMC或PEP Logistics(作為買方的代理人) 可向買方收取有關消費稅。
h) 陳述。

i)	進口及運送。AMC對任何人士運送或進口任何含酒精飲料或其他物品入任何州份或司法管轄區的合法權利概不作出任何陳述。您保證對所購買的產品的運送及確定將產品運至您所選擇的目的地的合法性和稅項/消費稅的後果付上全部責任。AMC透過為您安排運送含酒精飲料向您提供服務,並為您擔任代理人。透過使用AMC提供的服務,您表示您就購買、運送及交付含酒精飲料有遵守當地、州份及司法管轄區的法律。您進一步表示您在法律上有權收取訂購的數量,並且您及接收含酒精飲料產品的人員至少年滿21歲。

ii)	出口。在拍賣會出售的拍賣貨物可能受制於規管自美國出口的法律。AMC對任何人士出口含酒精飲料或其他物品入任何州份或司法管轄區的合法權利概不作出任何陳述。在拍賣競投前決定買方的購買是否需要出口許可證或牌照及取得任何有關所需許可證或牌照,一概由買方獨自負責。任何有關許可證或牌照遭拒絕或延遲取得,概不會成為撤銷任何出售或延遲就購買全數付款的理由。

i) 撤銷。
i)	AMC的有限保證。倘於拍賣後九十(90)天內,某拍賣品的買方書面知會AMC該拍賣品有所缺漏或不健全(如受熱而變質及酒質變壞),或該拍賣品的相關發售資料中作出的任何陳述實質上不正確,則AMC將以檢查或其認為適合的該等其他合理方式作為買方及賣方之間申索效力的唯一仲裁人,並將根據其對該申索效力的裁定作出對買方及賣方具約束力的最終決定。除非所有有關拍賣貨物 (i) 在酒瓶上貼有AMC拍賣日期參考標籤、(ii)狀況保持與其運送予買方時一樣,及(iii)在適當的情況下付運予及自買方及貯存,否則AMC概不會受理買方根據前句提出的申索。任何有關申索一經決定,則AMC可真誠地指令出售持續有效或被撤銷而最終購買價款將獲全部或部份退回。 在拍賣競投,即代表競投者為其本身及其繼任人及受讓人同意 (i)在此放棄因AMC根據本第5(d) 段作出或未能作出的任何裁定而對AMC提出任何申索或提起任何法律行動的任何權利,及 (ii)倘買方未能根據本條文向AMC提供及時及適當的通知,買方會當作已放棄按本協議規定可撤銷的權利。

ii)	只適用於買方的撤銷。倘AMC選擇在有關情況下撤銷, 則撤銷補救方法只會適用於拍賣貨物的買方,其必須仍為該拍賣貨物的唯一擁有人而並無將其中的任何權利轉讓予任何第三方。

iii)	買方的唯一補救方法。向買方退回拍賣貨物購買價款將為買方就任何拍賣貨物狀況相關事宜獲得的唯一補償,而有關補償僅在買方自AMC接收該拍賣貨物後適用。在任何情況下,AMC 概不會就任何間接、特別、懲罰性、相應、利潤損失或其他損害賠償(包括但不限於律師費及開支,不論如何產生)負責, 而AMC的最高法律責任將為本協議所容許可退回買方就任何拍賣貨物支付的金額(不包括所有稅項)。賣方就本協議或要約、購買及出售構成拍賣貨物之購買及出售的任何葡萄酒概不承擔根據本協議、侵權法或其他任何性質或種類(不論是法律上或衡平法上)的法律責任。

iv)	不同的進口商。 如拍賣品包括來自不同進口商的葡萄酒,AMC致力將有關事實列載於目錄中,惟未能如此列載並非撤銷任何拍賣品出售的理由。同樣地,目錄中任何有關酒瓶及/或生產商在其構成拍賣貨物的酒瓶印上的拍賣貨物編號的不正確陳述或遺漏,並非撤銷任何拍賣品出售的理由。

v)	不同年份及/或生產商。儘管本銷售條款中有任何相反規定,AMC同意就任何自AMC購買的或生產商在目錄上所述或AMC在目錄上所陳述的不屬於該年份之拍賣貨物退還落鎚價 (包括但不限於拍賣貨物之偽製品),條件是:(i) 買方直接向AMC購買拍賣貨物;(ii) 買方在拍賣貨物交付予買方起計九十(90)天內將拍賣貨物退還予AMC;及(iii) 買方將拍賣貨物以與運送予買方時大致上一樣的狀況退還。

j) 買方違責。 倘買方未有在拍賣後一百零五(105)天內根據銷售條款付款,則AMC可憑其絕對酌情決定權:

i)	取消該出售;

ii)	為買方的賬戶公開或私人轉售該拍賣貨物,風險由買方承擔,除向買方收取初次出售及按AMC的正常收費進行轉售兩者的一切成本及開支以及就初次出售欠付的買方佣金外,亦會向買方收取轉售的最終出價少於買方所提出最終出價的任何差額;

iii)	以買方欠付的所有款項抵銷AMC可能結欠買方的任何款項;

iv)	行使在AMC管有下由買方擁有或寄售的任何拍賣貨物或其他拍賣貨物中持有第一優先已完成抵押權益人士的所有權利及補救方法;

v)	向買方收取欠付的總款額以及AMC在執行有關收取時產生的任何損失、成本或開支;

vi)	就買方欠付的所有款項按年率百分之十八(18%)向買方收取利息;

vii)	向買方收取AMC在行使本協議所載述任何一項或多項權利或補償而產生的費用、開支及法律顧問代墊支費用;

viii)	不准許買方直接或間接參與AMC將來舉行的拍賣;

ix)	行使賣方針對買方可用的任何權利或補償;及

x)	主張在法律上或衡平法上可用的任何其他權利或補救方法。

AMC可憑其酌情決定權行使任何一項或多項以上補救方法或其任何組合。


k) 買方的彌償保證。買方就因(i)買方違反或指稱違反本協議的任何保證或違反本協議;(ii)買方根據或就本協議送達的任何證書、文件或文據的任何不確之處;及(iii)買方、其代理人或僱員對拍賣貨物造成不利影響的任何行為或遺漏而引起的任何損失、開支(包括須預先支付的律師費及開支)、法律責任、成本或損害賠償,向AMC及PEP Logistics、其人員、董事、僱員及代理人作出彌償、 為其進行辯護及使其免受損失。買方的陳述、保證及彌償保證將在本協議擬進行的交易完成後仍然有效。

h) 版權。AMC保留其自行或由其代表提供的所有影像、 圖示及書面材料,包括但不限於本目錄的內容(統稱「材料」 )的版權,且在任何情況下,買方或任何第三方在未取得AMC 的事先書面同意下不得使用任何材料。在任何情況下,AMC或賣方就買方將取得任何拍賣貨物的任何版權、複製權或任何其他知識產權概不作出任何陳述或保證。

6. 一般條款。

a)標題。 本銷售條款的分條標題僅為方便參考而設,不應視為本協議的實質部份。

b)完整協議。 本協議(包括所有以提述方式收納的文據) 構成AMC與買方就本協議主題的完整協議並取締雙方之間的任何及全部較前的討論及協議。本協議不得作修改,而本協議任何部份概不得獲授任何豁免、變動、更改、同意或解除,惟 AMC及買方雙方以書面簽立的文據作出者除外。AMC未有執行本協議的任何規定並不構成對該規定作出豁免。

c) 無聯營關係。本協議的條文概不得解釋為AMC與買方設立任何代理、合夥或其他聯合企業。

d) 管限法律。 本協議受紐約州法律管限,並按其詮釋及執行,而不援引規管法律衝突的原則。無論買方親自、透過代理人、以書面缺席競投、電話、互聯網、或其他方式在拍賣會競投,即表示不可撤消地同意任何法律訴訟可以在紐約南區美國地方法院或在紐約州法院審理。買方將以個人身份呈交有關訴訟至有關法院的非專屬管轄權所管轄。買方豁免現在或以後可能對在上述紐約南區或紐約法院提起的任何此類訴訟的地點的異議。

7. 牌照號碼。

紐約消費者事務部分配給AMC的牌照號碼為1413658。






亞洲拍賣銷售條款

買方銷售條款

1. 買方協議。
在拍賣競投,即代表拍賣競投者(「競投者」)同意本買方銷售條款(「銷售條款」),連同均由Acker, Merrall & Condit (Asia) Limited(「AMC」)發出並列入銷售條款的葡萄酒之收取及付運、酒瓶描述及場外出價,構成競投者與AMC及賣方( 「賣方」)對本目錄中列明的財產(「財產」)的完整協議(「協議」)。AMC可不時及隨時於任何拍賣之前、期間及之後通過張貼通告、附錄或勘誤表或於出售期間通過在拍賣場作出口頭公告修訂協議。在拍賣競投,即代表競投者同意受協議的所有條款及條件約束。
2. AMC作為代理人。
除協議另有說明外,AMC純綷擔任賣方的代理人。因此,出售所有財產的協議是經由賣方及拍賣人所接受的最高競投者(「買方」)之間作出的。AMC可自行決定將財產分為不同組別,而各有關組別(「拍賣品」)將在拍賣中分開出價。

3. 拍賣前。

a)	檢查。拍賣前,競投者務請對任何有興趣競投的財產進行實物檢查並倚賴該檢查,而非目錄或其他地方提供的描述。儘管AMC致力對所有財產作出準確描述,惟在任何情況下,AMC概不會就財產的任何口頭或書面描述或就任何相關錯誤或遺漏負責。所有財產均以「現況」出售。

AMC可在出售之前或之後尋求外界專家對若干財產的意見,該財產可能附有標示顯示專家已進行檢查。拍賣會場並無挑選或檢查任何將於本場拍賣出售的財產,亦不會就此承擔任何責任。

b)不保證。無論在任何情況下,賣方或AMC或任何其各自的人員、僱員或代理人不得就任何財產的適銷性、是否適合某種特定用途、有關任何財產的任何目錄描述或原產地、實質狀況、質素、罕有度、真實性、歸屬、價值、估計價值、重要性、出處、展示歷史、飲用性、歷史意義或參考文獻方面的其他描述的正確性,作出任何口頭或書面明確或隱含的聲明、保證或擔保。

c) 競投者登記。如欲在本場拍賣中競投,競投者必須填妥及簽署一份登記表格並提供身份證明及年齡證明。AMC亦可能要求競投者出示銀行或其他財務推薦信。AMC保留絕對權利拒絕任何潛在競投者進入或參與任何拍賣。

d)進口。買方務請閱讀葡萄酒之收取及付運表格,該表格構成本協議的一部份。若干司法管轄區禁止進口,或限制可能帶入或運入該司法管轄區的含酒精飲料的數量。此外,若干司法管轄區可能規定買方、賣方或付運商擁有若干牌照或許可證。另外,當地法律可能禁止進口及/或轉售葡萄酒。買方應自行決定該等禁制、限制或遏制是否適用於買方及在拍賣競投前決定含酒精飲料是否及如何可合法帶入任何司法管轄區。任何有關許可證或牌照遭禁止或拒絕或延遲取得,概不會成為撤銷任何出售或延遲就購買全數付款的理由。

AMC對任何人士付運或進口含酒精飲料至、自或入任何司法管轄區的合法權利概不作出任何聲明或保證。此外,AMC就申請或取得任何有關許可證或牌照概不承擔任何義務亦不負上任何責任。

e) 出口。在拍賣出售的財產可能受制於規管自香港出口的法律。在拍賣競投前決定買方的購買是否需要出口許可證或牌照及取得任何有關所需許可證或牌照,一概由買方獨自負責。任何有關許可證或牌照遭拒絕或延遲取得,概不會成為撤銷任何出售或延遲就購買全數付款的理由。

AMC對任何人士付運或出口含酒精飲料至或自任何司法管轄區的合法權利概不作出任何聲明或保證。此外,AMC就申請或取得任何有關許可證或牌照概不承擔任何義務亦不負上任何責任。

f) 場外出價。競投者務請閱讀場外出價表格,該表格構成本協議的一部份。為方便並無親身、派代表或以電話出席拍賣的競投者,AMC將提交在拍賣前送達AMC的書面場外出價,該出價可能在互聯網上提出。場外出價必須以出售地的貨幣提出。倘AMC收到多個有關個別拍賣品的相同書面出價,而在拍賣中該等出價為該拍賣品的最高金額,則有關拍賣品將出售予首先收到的場外出價。提交書面出價乃完全為方便競投者而提供的免費服務,由AMC在受限於拍賣時現存的義務而承辦。因此,在任何情況下,AMC對在執行有關書面出價時出現的任何錯誤或遺漏或對未能執行任何有關出價,概不負責。

g) 電話競投。拍賣日之前,競投者可與AMC作出安排,以透過電話在拍賣中出價。電話競投為方便不能親身或派代表或以書面場外出價出席拍賣的競投者而提供。提交電話出價乃完全為方便競投者而提供的免費服務,由AMC在受限於拍賣時現存的責任而承辦。因此,在任何情況下,AMC對在執行有關電話出價時出現的任何錯誤或遺漏或對未能執行任何有關出價,概不負責。

4. 拍賣時。
a) 目錄。競投者務請閱讀酒瓶描述表格,該表格構成本協議的一部份。儘管AMC已致力在本目錄中對各拍賣品作出準確描述,惟在任何情況下,AMC概不會就任何描述或有關描述的錯誤或遺漏負責。AMC保留絕對權利隨時於拍賣之前及期間以任何方式修訂任何拍賣品的任何描述。文中的分類僅作識別用途並以標準來源為基礎。本目錄所載各項陳述及每項其他陳述( 不論口頭或書面,以及不論在廣告、出售單據、附錄、通告、公告或其他書面或口頭通訊中作出)僅屬意見陳述,而不應被
任何競投者倚賴。競投者必須對自然程度的耗損、酒箱、標籤、酒塞及葡萄酒的狀況給予適當寬容。除下文第5(d)條所述的條款規定外,在任何情況下,AMC概不會在運送後接受任何財產的退貨、就任何財產提供賒賬或調整任何財產的價格。本目錄或其他地方出現的影像僅供說明及參考用途,不一定能反映任何拍賣品的缺陷或瑕疵。競投者在決定是否競投財產時請勿倚賴目錄的影像,強烈建議競投者在作出競投前審閱相關AMC拍賣目錄條目並親身檢查任何財產。

b)底價。各拍賣品的出售均設有底價,低於該最低價格便不會出售該拍賣品。AMC有權在該拍賣品公開予競投時間之前隨時提高或降低底價,在任何情況下,該拍賣品的底價不得超逾目錄中印列或通過口頭或張貼通告修訂的該拍賣品的低位估價。
c)估價。目錄內提供了各拍賣品售價(不包括買方佣金及任何稅項)的低位及高位估價。在可能的情況下,估價乃根據過往出售可供比較財產的情況作出,儘管估價旨在作為潛在競投者的一般指引,惟在任何情況下,估價並不構成實際售價的聲明或預測,亦不應作為如此的依據。AMC在出售前決定估價,並保留權利修訂估價以反映當前市況。

d) 競投。保證。在拍賣中親身、通過場外出價、電話競投、互聯網上競投或其他方式競投,即代表競投者聲明及保證(i)其最少年滿二十一(21)歲、(ii)其具有購買、接受、擁有及以其他方式處理任何所購買拍賣品的合法權限、權利及能力,及(iii)競投者自行或由其代表作出任何的出價不是根據任何反競爭協議作出,且在其他方面遵守所有適用法律。

每拍賣品出價。除非拍賣人另有公告,否則所有出價均按照本目錄所載每項拍賣品以順序數目的形式作出。

趨近但未達底價之競投。受限於拍賣人的酌情決定權,出價須以接到的次序記入。拍賣人可代賣方為任何拍賣品叫第一口價以開始競投。拍賣人更可代賣方透過就該拍賣品連續或接連出價或因應其他競投者而出價,按趨近但未達或未超出底價作出競投。

按及超出底價之競投。競投一經達到拍賣品的底價,拍賣人將不會代賣方出價,而且只會接受賣方或賣方代理人以外人士的出價。

賣方不參與競投。賣方已同意不對任何其所擁有的拍賣品出價或促使代其對有關拍賣品出價。

AMC競投。AMC保留權利在不抵觸適用於所有其他競投者及買方的相同條款及條件下為其本身的賬戶在任何拍賣中對任何拍賣品出價。

未達底價競投。倘某拍賣品的競投未達底價,則拍賣人可收回該拍賣品。於收回時及另一拍賣品的競投開始前,拍賣人須宣佈收回的拍賣品已屬「過去」。

成交價。拍賣人接受的最高競投者將成為買方,而拍賣人敲下槌子即代表接受最後出價為「成交價」及訂立賣方及買方之間的出售合約。

轉移所有權。買方在此確認及同意任何拍賣品的所有權在AMC向買方發出最終發票(「最終發票」)後轉移予買方。買方在此指名及授權AMC為買方的獨家代理人,以貯存或採取本協議授權的任何其他行動,直至買方向AMC匯出最終發票的全數款項為止。買方確認及放棄接管任何一個或多個所購買拍賣品的權利,直至買方向AMC匯出最終發票的全數款項為止。

無法律責任。在任何情況下,AMC對記入任何出價的任何錯誤或對未能記入任何出價,概不負責。

e)貨批。在目錄列出附有相同估價及包括相同葡萄酒種類、數量、酒瓶容量的一系列拍賣品(「貨批」)的情況下,倘該貨批內的任何其後拍賣品沒有更高的場外出價,則該貨批中第一個拍賣品的買方可按拍賣人的酌情決定權獲授選擇權以相同成交價購買該貨批中任何或全部額外拍賣品。倘並無就全部該等拍賣品行使該選擇權,則拍賣人將為下一個未出售拍賣品叫第一口價以開始競投,並可向該拍賣品的買方提出承接該貨批中任何或全部餘下拍賣品的選擇權。競投將繼續以相同方式進行,直至該貨批中全部拍賣品已被拍賣人提出及宣佈已出售或未出售為止。

f)拍賣人的酌情決定權。AMC及/或拍賣人擁有唯一及絕對酌情決定權以︰(i)抽起任何拍賣品;(ii)分割任何拍賣品;(iii)結合任何兩個或以上拍賣品;(iv)拒絕任何出價;(v)以AMC及/或拍賣人認為適合的方式進行競投,包括更改遞增額;以及(vi)在出現錯誤或爭議的情況下,為決定成功競投者而繼續競投、取消出售或重新提出及轉售所爭議的拍賣品。每當AMC及/或拍賣人行使其酌情決定權,其決定在各方面均為最終、具約束力及不可推翻。

g) AMC在其中擁有經濟利益的財產。AMC在其中擁有經濟利益的拍賣品將在該拍賣品出現的首頁頁首以*號標明,或若無頁首,則在首個適用託售拍賣品旁邊以*號標明。

h)買方佣金。百分之二十四(24%)的買方佣金將加進成交價。

5. 拍賣後。

a) 付款。到期時。反映最終購買價的最終發票會在每場拍賣結束後七(7)天內發出。買方可於接獲時支付每張發票,惟在任何情況下須於拍賣日期後三十(30)天內支付每張發票。即使此等銷售條款的任何其他條文另有規定,所有在拍賣日期後超過三十五(35)天收到的付款將附加每月1.5%的利息費用直至發票獲全數支付為止。

付款方法。付款可以支票或電匯形式作出。所有被退回的未能兌現支票須支付港幣800元的手續費。港幣150,000元及以下的購買可接受Visa、MasterCard及American Express。其他信用卡概不接受。如需要電匯指示或如有任何疑問,請透過info@ ackerasia.com聯絡我們。

b) 發放已購買財產。AMC一經收到最終購買價全數付款後,並受限於買方遵循協議的其他條款及條件,已購買拍賣品將發放予買方。買方於拍賣後三十(30)天內仍未收取的任何拍賣品將由AMC移離作貯存,而AMC就此產生的包裝、處理、移離、保險及貯存成本將按葡萄酒之收取及付運表格所載列方式作出評估。任何有關拍賣品於前述成本按當時適用費率全數支付後,方會自貯存中發放。


c) 包裝及付運。買方務請閱讀葡萄酒之收取及付運表格。

由AMC。受限於葡萄酒之收取及付運表格的條款,所有包裝、處理、運輸、保險及運送已購買財產的責任、風險及開支一概由買方獨自承擔,不論買方是否就有關目的聘任AMC。買方須預先向AMC支付AMC在提供該等服務時產生的一切開支,除非AMC憑其唯一酌情決定權選擇在提供該等服務後向買方開出發票。

由第三方。AMC(代表買方)將按照買方的指示安排由買方選擇的承運公司運送已購買財產,惟AMC對任何承運公司或付運人的任何行為或遺漏(包括但不限於任何財產的任何包裝、處理、運輸、保險或運送及在不當的情況下貯存或付運財產)概不負責。

d) 撤銷。AMC的有限保證。倘於拍賣後九十(90)天內,某拍賣品的買方書面知會AMC該拍賣品有所缺漏或不健全(如受熱而變質及酒質變壞),或該拍賣品的相關發售資料中作出的任何
陳述實質上不正確,則AMC將以檢查或其認為適合的該等其他合理方式作為買方及賣方之間申索效力的唯一仲裁人,並將根據其對該申索效力的裁定作出對買方及賣方具約束力的最終決定。除非所有有關財產(i)在酒瓶上貼有AMC拍賣日期參考標籤、(ii)狀況保持與其運送予買方時一樣,及(iii)在適當的情況下付運予及自買方及貯存,否則AMC概不會受理買方根據前一句子提出的申索。任何有關申索一經決定,則AMC可真誠地指令出售持續有效或被撤銷而最終購買價款將獲全部或部份退回。在拍賣競投,即代表競投者為其本身及其繼任人及受讓人同意
(i)其在此放棄因AMC根據本第5 (d)段作出或未能作出的任何裁定而對AMC提出任何申索或提起任何法律行動的任何權利,及
(ii)倘買方未能根據本條文向AMC提供及時及適當的通知,買方須當作已放棄按本協議規定可撤銷的權利。

只適用於買方的撤銷。倘AMC選擇在有關情況下撤銷,則撤銷補救方法只會適用於財產的買方,其必須仍為該財產的唯一擁有人而並無將其中的任何利益轉讓予任何第三方。

買方的唯一補救方法。向買方退回財產購買價款將為買方就任何財產狀況相關事宜獲得的唯一補救方法,而有關補救方法僅在買方自AMC接收該財產後適用。在任何情況下,AMC概不會就任何間接、特別、懲罰性、相應、利潤損失或其他損害賠償(包括但不限於律師費及開支,不論如何產生)負責,而AMC的最高法律責任將為本協議所容許可退回買方就任何財產支付的金額(不包括所有稅項)。賣方就本協議或要約、購買及出售構成財產之購買及出售的任何葡萄酒概不承擔根據本協議、侵權法或其他任何性質或種類(不論是法律上或衡平法上)的法律責任。

不同的進口商。如拍賣品包括來自不同進口商的葡萄酒,AMC致力將有關事實列載於目錄中,惟未能如此列載並非撤銷任何拍賣品出售的理由。同樣地,目錄中任何有關酒瓶及/或生產商在其構成財產的酒瓶印上的財產編號的不正確陳述或遺漏,並非撤銷任何拍賣品出售的理由。

e) 買方違責。倘買方未有在拍賣後九十(90)天內根據銷售條款付款,則AMC可憑其絕對酌情決定權︰
i.	取消該出售;
ii.	為買方的賬戶公開或私人轉售該財產,風險由買方承擔,除向買方收取初次出售及按AMC的正常收費進行轉售兩者的一切成本及開支以及就初次出售欠付的買方佣金外,亦向買方收取轉售的最終出價少於買方所提出最終出價的任何差額;
iii.	以買方欠付的所有款項抵銷AMC可能結欠買方的任何款項;
iv.	行使在AMC管有下由買方擁有或託售的任何財產或其他財產中持有第一優先已完成抵押權益人士的所有權利及補救方法;
v.	向買方收取欠付的總款額以及AMC在執行有關收取時產生的任何損失、成本或開支;
vi.	就買方欠付的所有款項按年率百分之十八(18%)向買方收取利息;
vii.	向買方收取AMC在行使本協議所載述任何一項或多項權利或補救方法而產生的費用、開支及法律顧問代墊支費用;
viii.	不准許買方直接或間接參與AMC將來舉行的拍賣;
ix.	行使賣方針對買方可用的任何權利或補救方法;及
x.	堅持在法律上或衡平法上可用的任何其他權利或補救方法。

AMC可憑其酌情決定權行使任何一項或多項以上補救方法或其任何組合。

f) 買方的彌償保證。買方就因(i)買方違反或指稱違反本協議的任何保證或違反本協議;(ii)買方根據或就本協議送達的任何證書、文件或文據的任何不確之處;及(iii)買方、其代理人或僱員對財產造成不利影響的任何行為或遺漏而引起的任何損失、開支(包括須預先支付的律師費及開支)、法律責任、成本或損害賠償,向AMC、其人員、董事、僱員及代理人彌償、為其進行辯護及使其免受損失。買方的聲明、保證及彌償保證將在本協議擬進行的交易完成後仍然有效。

g) 版權。AMC保留其自行或由其代表提供的所有影像、圖示及書面材料,包括但不限於本目錄的內容(統稱「材料」)的版權,且在任何情況下,買方或任何第三方在未取得AMC的事先書面同意下不得使用任何材料。在任何情況下,AMC或賣方就買方將取得任何財產的任何版權、複製權或任何其他知識產權概不作出任何聲明或保證。

6. 一般條款。

a)標題。本銷售條款的分條標題僅為方便參考而設,不應視為本協議的實質部份。
b)完整協議。本協議(包括所有以提述方式收納的文據)構成AMC與買方就本協議主題的完整協議並取締雙方之間的任何及全部較前的討論及協議。本協議不得作修改,而本協議任何部份概不得獲授任何豁免、變動、更改、同意或解除,惟AMC及買方雙方以書面簽立的文據作出者除外。AMC未有執行本協議的任何規定並不構成對該規定作出豁免。
d)無聯營關係。本協議的條文概不得解釋為AMC與買方設立任何代理、合夥或其他聯合企業。
e)管限法律。本協議受香港法律管限,並按其詮釋及執行,而不援引規管法律衝突的原則。
f)爭議解決。根據或就本協議條款的詮釋或應用或其任何引伸或更改或任何一方的聲稱違反所引起的任何及所有爭議或爭論,將通過在提交仲裁通知時生效的《香港國際仲裁中心機構仲裁規則》在香港作出最終及具約束力的仲裁而解決。仲裁員為一名,而仲裁程序將以英語進行。任何如此獲委任的仲裁員除可判被發現已違反本協議的一方支付實際的金錢上損害賠償(但非懲罰性損害賠償)外,亦將獲賦權在其裁決中授出強制性或其他類型的衡平法補救方法、執行本協議的強制履行,及防止任何持續或進一步違反其條款。所作仲裁裁決的判決可登記於當地具司法管轄權的任何法院。該仲裁費用將由雙方平均分擔,惟各方須負責其本身的律師費。

7. 語言。
如本文件中英文本出現歧異,概以英文本為準。






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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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