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Acceptable Use & Conditions

1 AMERICANWHISKEYMAG.COM conditions of use

1.1 The AMERICANWHISKEYMAG.COM website is made available to you by American Whisky Magazine / Paragraph Publishing Ltd, a limited company incorporated in England and Wales (Registration Number 5292845) with its registered office at King Street House, 15 Upper King Street, Norwich, NR3 1RB.

1.2 Paragraph Publishing Ltd is the legal and beneficial owner of a wide range of intellectual property rights used in and relating to this website, including: (1.2.1) in each of the trade marks AMERICANWHISKEYMAG.COM and AMERICAN WHISKEY MAGAZINE; (1.2.2) in the business listings, tastings, information and articles directory database (“the Database”) which is accessible from this website; (1.2.3) in the design, text, graphics and other content of the web pages on this website, together with all domain names associated with those web pages; (1.2.4) in all the software used in relation to this website.

1.3 AMERICANWHISKEYMAG.COM also contains data supplied by third parties, including: (1.3.1) Tastings notes and reviews licensed by Paragraph Publishing Ltd; (1.3.2) User comments and submissions posted by members of AMERICANWHISKEYMAG.COM; (1.3.3) Mapping data, licensed by Google Inc.


2.1 For the purpose of these conditions, the AMERICANWHISKEYMAG.COM website and the Database are collectively referred to as “the Website”.

2.2 By accessing or using any part of the Website you agree to be bound by these conditions of use. If you do not wish to be bound by these conditions, do not access or use this Website.

2.3 Paragraph Publishing Ltd may change these conditions at any time without any notice to you. Please check these conditions from time to time for any changes. By continuing to use the Website you are deemed to have agreed to all updates to these conditions.


3.1 The purpose of AMERICANWHISKEYMAG.COM is to provide consumers and business clients with information, reviews, listings and data regarding whisk(e)y. You are allowed to use the Website and the results of any search made on the Website for this purpose unless such use is prohibited by paragraph 3.3 below.

3.2 Please be aware that Paragraph Publishing Ltd takes active measures to ensure that no unauthorised or prohibited use is made of the Website and that Paragraph Publishing Ltd’s intellectual property rights are not infringed.

3.3 The following uses of the Website are prohibited:

3.3.1 using the Website for any purpose which is unlawful in the United Kingdom and, if the Website is accessed from outside the United Kingdom for any purpose which is unlawful in the jurisdiction from which such access is made;

3.3.2 using the Website for any purpose that is: harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, invasive of another’s privacy, or is (in Paragraph Publishing Ltd’s reasonable opinion) otherwise objectionable;

3.3.3 using the Website for creating, verifying, updating or amending your own website, databases, records, directories, customer lists or mailing lists or those of a third party;

3.3.4 tampering with or modifying any part of the Website;

3.3.5 using the Website in a manner which impairs its operation;

3.3.6 using the Website in such a manner that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionably large burden on Paragraph Publishing Ltd’s infrastructure, as determined by Paragraph Publishing Ltd in its sole discretion; and/or

3.3.7 using any automated means (including, without limitation, agents, robots, scripts, site downloaders, browse ahead applications or spiders) to monitor or copy the Website or its content or bypass AMERICANWHISKEYMAG.COM tools or services or to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Website.


4.1 You use the Website at your own risk.

4.2 Paragraph Publishing Ltd advises users to satisfy themselves as to the exact type and nature of: (4.2.1) goods or services being displayed, referred to or offered through the Website; and/or (4.2.2) the qualifications held by those persons, companies and other organisations whose goods or services may be displayed, referred to or offered through the Website. Paragraph Publishing Ltd is not an agent for and does not vouch for those persons, companies and/or other organisations whose goods or services may be displayed or referred to on the Website.

4.3 The Website may make available to you certain information provided by third parties and you should not rely on it as advice for any purpose whatsoever.

5 Insofar as the applicable laws will allow, no advice or information given by Paragraph Publishing Ltd or any of its officers, shareholders, employees, affiliates, agents, or the like, (collectively, “Paragraph Publishing Ltd Staff”) will create a representation, a warranty, undertaking or other commitment to you, either express or implied as to the accuracy, content, timeliness, completeness, legality, reliability, quality, fitness for purpose or suitability of any information, advice, content, service, search results, goods, services, products or merchandise provided by or through the Website. Paragraph Publishing Ltd Staff make no representation, warranty, undertaking or other commitment to you, either express or implied:

5.1 that the use of the Website will be uninterrupted or error-free; or

5.2 that either the Website or the computer server(s) from which the Website is made available, is free of viruses or other harmful components.


6.1 Neither the Paragraph Publishing Ltd Staff nor their associated content provider organisations seek to limit or exclude liability for death or personal injury arising from their negligence or for fraud.

6.2 Under no circumstances will the Paragraph Publishing Ltd Staff or any other party involved in the creation, production, maintenance or distribution of the Website, be liable for any: (6.2.1) loss of profits; (6.2.2) loss of business or business opportunities; (6.2.3) loss of anticipated savings; (6.2.4) loss of goodwill; (6.2.5) loss of use of data; (6.2.6) loss of data; (6.2.7) other intangible losses; or (6.2.8) any indirect, incidental, special or consequential loss or damages whether based on breach of contract, tort (including negligence), product liability or otherwise, which results from:

6.3.1 the use of and/or reliance on the Website;

6.3.2 the inability to use the Website;

6.3.3 any mistake, omission, defect, virus or failure of performance with respect to the Website including (without limitation) those which arise from acts of God, communications failure, theft, destruction and/or unauthorised access to Paragraph Publishing Ltd’s records, programs or services;

6.3.4 merchandise, products, services or information received through or advertised on the Website or any links provided by the Website; and/or

6.3.5 any information, data, message or other material which you email, post, upload, reproduce, transmit or is otherwise distributed or received using the Website.


7.1 Your use of the Website and these conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Paragraph Publishing Ltd controls the Website from within the United Kingdom. It can, however, be accessed from other places around the world. Although these places may have different laws from those of England and Wales, by accessing the Website you agree that the laws of England and Wales will apply to all matters relating to your use of the Website. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts in Norwich or London. Paragraph Publishing Ltd reserves the right to bring proceedings in the courts of the country of your residence.


8.1 Within the Website users are encouraged to post comments, discussions and information to the Website. Each user making a post or addition to the web site grants Paragraph Publishing Ltd unrestricted use of this information or data. Posts and information may be edited, reproduced, copied or distributed by Paragraph Publishing Ltd without further consent from the originator.

8.2 User making posts to the Website are personally liable for the content of their posts; including copyright breaches, libel or defamation. Paragraph Publishing Ltd reserves the right to remove any post without reason.


9.1 These conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and Paragraph Publishing Ltd with respect to your use of the Website. If any provision contained in these conditions is determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable, that provision shall be severed from these conditions and the remaining provisions shall continue in full force and effect.

Copyright & Reproduction

All content in gin-mag.com is copyright unless stated otherwise. Copying, editing, distribution and reposting any information from gin-mag.com is strictly forbidden. This includes members posts, tasting notes and other submitted material. The Terms of Use also prevent the use of this web site to reasearch or develop other web sites.

If you want to reproduce any content you see in gin-mag.com please contact us so we can discuss this in more detail. We have various packages for content reproduction.