Terms of Website Use


Please read these terms and conditions carefully before using this website.


This page (together with the documents referred to in it) tells you the terms of use on which you may make use of our website www.ocwines.co.uk, whether as a guest or a registered user. Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use our website. By using our website, you confirm that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to comply with them. If you do not agree to these terms of use, you must not use our website.


These terms of use refer to the following additional terms, which also apply to your use of our website:

  • Our Privacy Policy, which sets out the terms on which we process any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us. By using our website, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.
  • Our Cookie Policy, which sets out information about the cookies on our website.

If you purchase goods from our website, our terms and conditions of supply will apply to your purchase.


www.ocwines.co.uk is a website operated by The Occasional Connoisseur Limited (We). We are a limited company registered in England and Wales under company number 09996880 and have our registered office at Third Floor Portland, 25 High Street, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 1BG, United Kingdom. Our VAT number is GB 235 9020 21.


We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page. Please check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you.


We may update our website from time to time, and may change the content at any time. However, please note that any of the content on our website may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update it. We do not guarantee that our website, or any content on it, will be free from errors or omissions.


Our website is made available free of charge.

We do not guarantee that our website, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. Access to our website is permitted on a temporary basis. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of our website without notice. We will not be liable to you if for any reason our website is unavailable at any time or for any period.

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our website.

You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our website through your internet connection are aware of these terms of use and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.

Our website is directed to people residing in the United Kingdom. We do not represent that content available on or through our website is appropriate or available in other locations. We may limit the availability of our website or any service or product described on our website to any person or geographic area at any time. If you choose to access our website from outside the United Kingdom, you do so at your own risk.


If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party.

We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use.

If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify us at customerservices@ocwines.co.uk.


We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our website, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our website for your personal use and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation, or your family and friends, to content posted on our website.

You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text. Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our website must always be acknowledged.

You must not use any part of the content on our website for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.

If you print off, copy or download any part of our website in breach of these terms of use, your right to use our website will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.


Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload content to our website, or to make contact with other users of our website, you must comply with the user generated content standards set out in these terms.

You warrant that any such contribution does comply with these standards, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty. If you are a consumer user, this means you will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your breach of warranty.

Any content you upload to our site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. You retain all of your ownership rights in your content, but you are required and agree to grant us a limited licence to use, store and copy that content and to distribute and make it available to third parties.

We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to our website constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.

We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any content posted by you or any other user of our website.

We have the right to remove any posting you make on our website if, in our opinion, your post does not comply with the content standards set out below.

You must comply with the spirit and the letter of the following standards. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.

Contributions must:

  • be accurate (where they state facts).
  • be genuinely held (where they state opinions).
  • comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.

Contributions must not:

  • contain any material which is defamatory of any person.
  • contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory.
  • promote sexually explicit material.
  • promote violence.
  • promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
  • infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person.
  • be likely to deceive any person.
  • be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence.
  • promote any illegal activity.
  • be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.
  • be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.
  • be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person.
  • give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case.
  • advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.

The views expressed by other users on our site do not represent our views or values.

You are solely responsible for securing and backing up your content.


The content on our website is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our website. Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our website, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our website is accurate, complete or up-to-date.


Nothing in these terms of use excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by English law.

To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to our website or any content on it, whether express or implied. We will not be liable to any user for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:

  • use of, or inability to use, our website;
  • use of or reliance on any content displayed on our website;
  • loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
  • business interruption;
  • loss of anticipated savings;
  • loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
  • any indirect or consequential loss or damage.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our website or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it.

We assume no responsibility for the content of websites linked on our website. Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by us of those linked websites. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

Different limitations and exclusions of liability will apply to liability arising as a result of the supply of any goods by use to you, which will be set out in our terms and conditions of supply.


We do not guarantee that our website will be secure or free from bugs or viruses. You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access our website. You should use your own virus protection software.

You must not misuse our website by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our website, the server on which our website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our website. You must not attack our website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our website will cease immediately.


You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.

You must not:

  • establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists;
  • establish a link to our website in any website that is not owned by you; or
  • frame our website on any other website, nor may you create a link to any part of our website other than the home page.

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

If you wish to make any use of content on our website other than that set out above, please contact us.


Where our website contains links to other websites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those websites or resources.


These terms of use, its subject matter and its formation, are governed by English law.

If you are a consumer, you and we both agree that the courts of England and Wales will have non-exclusive jurisdiction. The European Commission provides for an online dispute resolution platform for consumers, which you can access here: http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/. If you would like to bring a matter to our attention, please contact us at customerservices@ocwines.co.uk.

If you are a business, you and we both agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.


To contact us, please email customerservices@ocwines.co.uk.

Thank you for visiting our website.


The Occasional Connoisseur Limited

May 2016

The World Is Our Vineyard
© 2016 The Occasional Connoisseur Limited
Registered in England and Wales - 09996880
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