Terms of Service

Last updated December 23, 2020

This website is operated by Italian Wine Central. Italian Wine Central (“we”) offers this website, including all information and services available from this site to the user (“you”) conditioned upon your acceptance of all terms, conditions, policies, and notices stated here. By visiting our site and/or purchasing something from us, you engage in our “Service” and agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions (“Terms of Service”, “Terms”). Please read these Terms of Service carefully before accessing or using our website. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the website or use any of our services.

We reserve the right to update, change, or replace any part of these Terms of Service by posting updates and/or changes to our website. We will alert you about any changes by updating the “Last Updated” date of these Terms. Any changes or modifications will be effective immediately upon posting the updated Privacy Policy on the Site, and your continued use of or access to the Site following the posting of any changes constitutes acceptance of those changes.



Italian Wine Central provides information primarily about Italian wine as a service to professionals, enthusiasts, and researchers. We charge for access to some portions of the website and allow free access to other portions, solely at our own discretion. This information appears in various forms, including reference pages, articles, and educational courses.

We make every effort to keep the information presented by Italian Wine Central as accurate and up to date as possible. However, we are not responsible if information made available on this site is not accurate, complete, or current. The material on this site is provided for general information only and should not be relied upon or used as the sole basis for making decisions without attempting to consult primary, more accurate, more complete, or more timely sources of information. Any reliance on the material on this site is at your own risk.

This site contains historical information such as older posts. Historical information, necessarily, is not current and is provided for your reference only. We reserve the right to modify the contents of this site at any time, but we have no obligation to update any information on our site.



Some content presented by Italian Wine Central is restricted to website users who have registered and/or paid for access to the relevant pages, posts, or courses. You agree not to attempt to access such content without valid, current registration and appropriate payment for the services or information contained in the restricted sections of this site.

If you choose to access this content, you agree to provide Italian Wine Central with current, accurate, and complete registration information about yourself, including your email address, name, and other required information, and to notify us of any changes in your registration data. If your contact information is not current, you will still be responsible for all payments associated with your account.

You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and any other security information. You agree not to share your password with anyone. Should you allow others access to your account and/or password information, we may at our sole discretion cancel your account, revoke course credit, and/or seek payment from you for the other persons’ use of the website. If you believe your password or security information has been lost or compromised, notify Italian Wine Central immediately at



Italian Wine Central is intended as an educational resource, so visitors to the site are welcome to use the information outside of paid courses for educational and personal purposes without explicit permission. However, if you are copying and reusing any large blocks of information without modification, we request that you cite Italian Wine Central as the source and/or provide a link to the site. Use for commercial purposes (e.g., quoting from the site in an ad) will generally be granted but requires advance permission.

Paid courses may not be shared with others without explicit permission from Italian Wine Central.

The articles posted on this site are protected by standard copyright practice. Short direct quotations from articles are always allowed, but the source should be referenced. More leeway is given for educational or review purposes. Longer excerpts or numerous short ones totaling more than about a quarter of the article require specific permission from Italian Wine Central prior to use. Linking to the article’s URL may be preferable.

Photographs and video on this site may not be reused without permission unless they are in the public domain or have been released from copyright by their creators. See the Credits list (under “About”) for more information on the sources. If there is any doubt as to the copyright status, please contact us before copying them.



In addition to other prohibitions as set forth in the Terms of Service, you are prohibited from using the site or its content: (a) for any unlawful purpose; (b) to solicit others to perform or participate in any unlawful acts; (c) to violate any international, federal, provincial, or state regulations, rules, laws, or local ordinances; (d) to infringe upon or violate our intellectual property rights or the intellectual property rights of others; (e) to harass, abuse, insult, harm, defame, slander, disparage, intimidate, or discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, race, age, national origin, or disability; (f) to submit false or misleading information; (g) to upload or transmit viruses or any other type of malicious code that will or may be used in any way that will affect the functionality or operation of the Service or of any related website, other websites, or the Internet; (h) to collect or track the personal information of others; (i) to spam, phish, pharm, pretext, spider, crawl, or scrape; (j) for any obscene or immoral purpose; or (k) to interfere with or circumvent the security features of the Service or any related website, other websites, or the Internet.

We reserve the right to remove content that we determine in our sole discretion are unlawful, offensive, threatening, libelous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene, or otherwise objectionable or violates any party’s intellectual property or these Terms of Service and to terminate your use of the Service for violating any of the prohibited uses.



Your submission of personal information to us as part of the registration process or a purchase is governed by our Privacy Policy.

Presentations and other materials submitted to us as part of the Italian Wine Professional certification process or another course will be kept private unless you agree to allow them to be publicized or shared with others. If you send other communications, comments, creative ideas, suggestions, articles, or other materials (collectively, “comments”), whether at our request or unsolicited, you agree that we may publish, distribute, translate, and otherwise use in any medium any comments that you forward to us. We are under no obligation to maintain any comments in confidence, to pay compensation for any comments, or to respond to any comments.



Prices for our products are subject to change without notice. We reserve the right at any time to modify or discontinue the Service (or any part or content thereof) without notice at any time.

We reserve the right to limit the sales of our products or Services to any person, geographic region, or jurisdiction. We may exercise this right on a case-by-case basis. All descriptions of products or product pricing are subject to change at any time without notice. Any offer for any product or service made on this site is void where prohibited.

The Site is not intended for individuals under legal drinking age in their country of residence, except when they have a legitimate educational objective or are employed in a position that involves wine service. Italian Wine Central does not promote or condone the consumption of alcohol in contravention of applicable laws in relevant jurisdictions.

Content, products, and services available via our Service may include materials from third parties or links to third-party websites. We are not responsible for examining or evaluating the content or accuracy and do not have any liability or responsibility for any third-party materials or websites.

In no case shall Italian Wine Central, our directors, officers, employees, affiliates, agents, contractors, interns, suppliers, service providers, or licensors be liable for any injury, loss, claim, or any direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, special, or consequential damages of any kind, including without limitation lost profits, lost revenue, lost savings, loss of data, replacement costs, or any similar damages, whether based in contract, tort (including negligence), strict liability or otherwise, arising from your use of any of the service or any products procured using the service, or for any other claim related in any way to your use of the service or any product, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of the service or any content (or product) posted, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the service, even if advised of their possibility. Because some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or the limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, in such states or jurisdictions, our liability shall be limited to the maximum extent permitted by law.

In the event that any provision of these Terms of Service is determined to be unlawful, void or unenforceable, such provision shall nonetheless be enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, and the unenforceable portion shall be deemed to be severed from these Terms of Service, such determination shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any other remaining provisions.

These Terms of Service and any separate agreements whereby we provide you Services shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of Maryland.

Questions about the Terms of Service should be sent to us at

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