Data Management policy


 The legal stuff…Last updated on 29 September 2019

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Our Data Management Policy is to be read in conjunction with our full terms and conditions which can be found here.

1. Copyright 

The material on this site is protected by copyright under the laws of Australia and other countries through international treaties. Unless otherwise indicated and except for information directly from or links to third party websites, all rights (including copyright) in all content, other material and compilations contained in, or used to create or support this site including text, graphics, logos, button icons, video images, audio clips and navigational and other software (collectively referred to as the Contents) are owned or controlled, and are reserved by The Wine Loop and The Wine Loop related companies, affiliates, licensors and licensees.

2. Advertising & Links to Third Party Websites

This site may contain information from or hyperlinks and other pointers to internet websites operated by third parties (‘linked sites’). Such information or websites are not under the control of The Wine Loop and The Wine Loop is not responsible for the contents of any such information or website. The Wine Loop provides such information and hyperlinks to you as convenience only, and the inclusion of any link does not imply any endorsement of the linked website by The Wine Loop.

You rely on such information or websites entirely at your own risk. You are referred to the relevant third party websites for all information regarding the third parties’ products and/or services notwithstanding any summary of such information found on this website. Third parties are solely responsible to you, subject to their conditions, for all issues relating to their website including information, goods, services, prices and the delivery of any goods or services you purchase on the third party websites.

3. Personal, non-commercial use 

Permission is granted to download and print in hard copy portions of this site solely for the proper and reasonable purposes of: 

a. using this site as a shopping resource, provided that you do not modify the site and that The Wine Loop retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in its contents. 

b. you must not, without our prior written permission, exploit any of our site materials for commercial purposes or other purposes that are not expressly permitted under these T&C’s.

4. Prohibited conduct

You are not authorised, without the prior written permission of The Wine Loop and any other owner of rights in content that you access via the site, to reproduce, frame, download, store (in any medium), communicate, show or play in public including by uploading or reposting any of the site’s content to any other site on the world wide web (‘WWW’), adapt, change, or create a derivative work from that content.

No trademark (whether registered or otherwise) that is contained on this site or otherwise used by The Wine Loop may be used without our prior, specific, written permission or that of the trademark owner.

5. Licence to use 

You grant The Wine Loop an irrevocable, non-exclusive licence to use any material, information and ideas that you transmit to this site or otherwise provide to The Wine Loop from the time you authorise it to be sent. You agree that we can use and adapt any ideas, concepts, techniques, words, images or other content contained in these transmissions for any purpose and without restriction or compensation. 

6. User conduct 

6.1 You must not upload, post, transmit or otherwise make available through this site any material which:

a. violates or infringes the rights of others (including their privacy and intellectual property rights); 

b. is unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, invasive of privacy, vulgar, obscene, profane or which may harass or cause distress or inconvenience to, or incite hatred of, any person;

c. encourages or engages in conduct that would constitute a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any law; 

d. restricts or inhibits The Wine Loop or any other user from using the site;

e. affects the functionality or operation of the site or The Wine Loop’s servers or the functionality or operation of any user's computer systems (e.g. by transmitting a computer virus or other harmful component, whether or not knowingly); or

f. breaches any standards, content requirements or codes promulgated by any relevant authority, including authorities that require The Wine Loop to take remedial action under any applicable industry code.

6.2 You agree to take responsibility for the safekeeping of your log in details, user name and password. You are liable if your user name or password is used by an unauthorised person. You agree to release and indemnify The Wine Loop in connection with any such use (whether authorised or unauthorised of your user name or password). 

7. Disclaimer

7.1 To the extent permitted by law, The Wine Loop will not be liable in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise, for any direct, indirect, special, consequential or punitive loss or damages or any loss or damages whatsoever, including (but not limited to):

a. loss of use, data, or profits, arising out of or in connection with the use, copying, or display of the contents of this site, goods or services supplied by The Wine Loop or a preferred partner under these T&C’s or a failure or omission on the part of The Wine Loop to comply with The Wine Loop obligations under these T&C’s;

b. your acting, or failing to act, on any information contained on or referred to on the site or any linked site;

c. using or acquiring, or your inability to use or acquire, any service or product contained or referred to on the site and/or any linked site or otherwise purchased by you via or as a result of this site;

d. errors, defects or omissions in the site;

e. delays to, interruptions of or cessation of the services provided on the site or linked sites or otherwise purchased by you on or via the site;

f. defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of any user of the site, whether caused through negligence of the Supplier, its employees or independent contractors, or through any other cause; or

g. for any other reason permitted by law.

7.2 You agree to accept the full cost of any necessary repair, correction and maintenance of any of your computer software or hardware, which may be necessary as a direct or indirect consequence of you accessing this website.

7.3 By using this website, you agree that the exclusions and limitations of liability set out in these T&C’s are reasonable and necessary.

8. Disclaimer of warranty

8.1 The Wine Loop is providing this site and the Wine Loop’s contents on an 'as is' basis and use of this site is at your own risk. The Wine Loop and The Wine Loop related companies, affiliates, licensors or licensees, and their respective directors, officers, employees or agents make no representation or warranty as to the accuracy, completeness, currency or reliability of the information contained on this site (including in relation to any products or services) or any linked sites. To the extent permitted by law, including any non-excusable statutory obligations, we will not be liable or responsible in any way (including in negligence) for errors in, or omissions from, the information contained on this site and the services which may be supplied to you as a result of your use of this site. To the extent permitted by law, the Supplier expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including (without limitation) implied warranties or conditions of reliability, suitability, merchantability or fitness for purpose.

8.2 In addition to the preceding sub clause and the terms of the T&C’s, you acknowledge that we hereby disclaim any and all warranties, express or implied, guarantees or representations that:

a. the site or the server that makes the site available on the WWW are free of software viruses. It is your responsibility to protect your data whether by virus scanning or other system;

b. the functions contained in any software on the site will operate uninterrupted or error free;

c. errors and defects in the site will be corrected;

d. the information found on the site is complete, true, accurate or non-misleading;

e. the accuracy, reliability, timeliness or otherwise of any information contained or referred to on the site in any content and/or of any linked sites;

f. information on this site constitutes or is meant to constitute advice of any kind.

8.3 Information provided by us is general in nature and does not take into account your financial or other situation and needs. Before acting on any information contained on this site or otherwise provided by us, you must consider whether any such action is appropriate for you.

8.4 The presence of a preferred partner on our site does not constitute an endorsement by us of the provider, the content of their website or other information provided by them, or the activities they engage in.

9. Website

a. Whilst our Website operates in a secure environment and is professionally hosted, when using the website you should be aware that no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed as totally secure. Although we strive to protect your personal information, we do not warrant the security of any information transmitted to it over the internet. Any information transmitted to us over the internet is done so at the risk of the person or organisation transmitting the information.

b. “Cookies” may be collected by our Website and used by us to improve our customer service and for statistical and marketing purposes. This information may include your personal information as well as non-personal data such as the server address, domain name, date and time of visiting the site, pages accessed, previous site you visited, whether you have visited our Website previously and the type of web browser used.

9.1 Complaint or further information required:  Any questions about this policy, or any complaint regarding treatment of your data by us, should be made in writing to The Wine Loop: Karen at We will respond within 30 days. Any breach of this privacy policy will be investigated and appropriate action will be taken to prevent any further breach.

9.2 Further information on privacy legal requirements can be obtained from the Australian Information Commissioner at or phone 1300 359 779.

9.3 If you or someone you know wishes to use our website but needs assistance to do so please contact us Karen on 0438 729255 or by emailing us at Karen at or by writing in to The Wine Loop Pty Ltd, 805/220 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000. We will do our best to make your use of the site easier.