Capital Vintners

Capital Vintners

Terms & Conditions

Terms and Conditions of Purchase & Sale

1. Our Services

1.1 Capital Vintners Limited acts as a fine wine brokerage and agents, working through a network of reputable third party, merchants, traders and private individuals. We specialise in the buying, selling, storing and valuing of fine wine for collection and consumption purposes.

1.2 By placing an order for goods via of our website of via a telephone order or email, you agree to our terms and conditions, including the Privacy Policy, as set out below. These do not affect your statutory rights.

2. General

2.1 We reserve the right to change, alter, adapt, add or remove provisions of these terms and conditions. If we do so we will post or email any such changes and publish them on our website.

2.2 If any provision of these terms and conditions is held by any competent authority to be invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part, the validity of the other provisions of this agreement and the remainder of the provision in question will not be affected.

2.3 We will not sell to or deal with any individual under the age of 18 years of age.

3. Orders

3.1 All orders are an offer by us to you for purchase of goods from Capital Vintners, in compliance with our terms and conditions, and that you are entering into a contractual agreement and that you must be at least 18 years of age and or must have reached the legal age of your home territory for the acceptance of purchasing alcohol and an order will not form part of a contract until the customer has completed the order.

3.2 You are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the details on this order. The order has only been deemed to be accepted once this has been confirmed by e-mail, letter or telephone and the payment has cleared into Capital Vintner s bank account. We reserve the right to refuse any order without providing any explanation.

3.3 The purchaser may cancel the order at any time but no later than on the seventh working day after the invoice has been issued (please refer to paragraph on cancellation ).

3.4 Unless otherwise agreed, all orders are per standard case of 12x75cl bottles of the selected wine. Unless otherwise agreed or stated, all orders are in pounds sterling and price excludes VAT, duty, storage and other taxes or charges, which from time to time may apply and may vary.

3.5 Stock available through the Capital Vintners website is pristine, standard in bond condition unless otherwise stated. Photographs are provided in all other cases and in these cases, the stock is agreed under the acceptance of photographs and Capital Vintners cannot be held responsible for any disputes raised once stock is delivered for defects already discussed or raised before purchase.

3.6 Our minimum order is 500.00 per order (or a full mixed case of 6 bottles) exc. VAT and duty. All wines are offered subject to market movement and remaining unsold.

3.7 Order acceptance and discretion: The supplier has the discretion to accept or decline any order, in whole or in part. If part of an order is declined the customer is given the option to proceed with the accepted portion.

3.8 Availability check and order fulfilment: The availability of goods is checked after receiving the order. If unable to fulfil the order before delivery, the customer is informed, and any debited amount is credited back.

3.9 En Primeur’ Purchase consideration: For customers who buy wine ‘en primeur,’ if the Chateau decides not to bottle the selected format, the supplier may allocate a more appropriate bottle size.

3.10 Contractual Terms and Exclusions: Upon the point of becoming binding, a contract is established for the supply and/or storage of goods.
These terms exclusively apply to the contract, excluding any other terms imposed by the customer.

4. Our Pricing

4.1 Each service is charged individually and will be clearly stated on the purchase order/invoice, which will be posted/emailed to you for your confirmation. It is up to the customer to ensure that these details are correct before proceeding and returning along with payment to us.

4.2 We establish our own pricing structure, based on our own stock and stock that is available through our industry suppliers, at any given point in time. We therefore accept no liability for market fluctuations. We reserve the right to alter our prices at any given time, subject to availability. For the most up-to-date prices, please speak to one of our brokers.

4.3 Capital Vintners is a wine trader/broker, not a retailer; as such, all prices quoted are in bond – meaning they are exclusive of UK duty and VAT, unless otherwise stated or requested.

5. Payment

5.1 Payment is due when placing an order or as per agreed terms. Wine may not be delivered until full payment is received.  We accept payments by cheques, bank transfers and by debit/credit cards. We do not accept Amex.

5.2 By placing an order, you consent to payment being charged to your account, as provided on the invoice.

5.3 If a deposit is taken and in the unlikely event that payment is not made for the product at the end of the payment term Capital Vintners will remind the client of the payment requirement. Should this then not be settled Capital Vintners will have the right to retain the deposit and cancel the order in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.

5.4 If payment is not received by the agreed settlement date, we also reserve the right to offer an alternative wine. If the price of wine increases before payment is received, then we reserve the right to request payment to meet this increase.

5.5 The customer warrants that all the details provided on the Order form for the purpose of purchasing the goods are correct, that the debit/credit card you are using is your own and that there are sufficient funds or unused limit available to cover the costs of the goods.

5.6 Upon purchase, titles to the goods will pass to the buyer, once payment has been made in full. All goods shall remain the property of Capital Vintners until all monies are paid in full.

5.7 We reserve the right to withhold delivery of any goods, should full payment not be made. This includes any international bank charges.

5.8 Upon payment, we will either issue you with an electronic receipt to your e-mail address or send a receipt to your address and stock shall be transferred into the private account of your choice or your delivery actioned.

5.9 Interest on Late Payments: If there is non-payment of an account within the specified terms, Capital Vintners reserves the right to charge interest of 8% Bank of England Base rate.

5.10 Cancellation Fee: If non-payment is made then a cancellation fee of up to 20% of the outstanding amount can be incurred, or the actual losses incurred by Capital Vintners as a result of cancellation if greater than 20% above the Bank of England Base rate.

5.11 Capital Vintners reserves the right to use any monies held on account or otherwise received from or on behalf of the customer to discharge any such cancellation fees.

5.12 Right to Purchase Goods: Capital Vintners can purchase goods held for the customer to satisfy liabilities. Notice is sent before purchase, and credit amount is determined based on market values.

5.13 Credit Amount and Purchase Process: Credit amount is set off against sums owed. If credit amount exceeds sums owed, excess may be paid upon request. Any outstanding balance is payable with interest.

5.14 Impact on Other Remedies: The right to purchase goods does not affect other remedies. Terms for determining the credit amount are considered reasonable.

5.15 Utilization of Monies and Consequences of Cancellation: Capital Vintners may use received monies to discharge cancellation fees.
Discounts and credit facilities may be cancelled in case of cancellation.

5.16 Personal information may be validated against third-party databases. Consent to checks is given by accepting terms.
Information is treated securely, following all data protection laws.

5.17 Information revealed in checks is used following the privacy policy.
Fraudulent or unlawful information may be referred to relevant authorities.

6. Goods & Title

6.1 We will purchase the goods from the supplier upon receipt of the order form and no later than thirty days following a cleared payment.

6.2 If the requested goods are not available, we reserve the right to offer you an alternative, although we will always endeavour to match your order exactly.

6.3 In the unlikely event that we substitute a product for you, the buyer shall be entitled to return the goods for a full refund, providing this is within 7 working days of the delivery date and the provisions of these terms and conditions as to cancellation shall not apply insofar as they are incompatible with this clause.

6.4 If you order En primeur wines, until physical delivery is received by you, your interest in the wine will be contractual rather than proprietorial.

6.5 En primeur goods, stored in the region of production until bottled, have the risk transferred upon physical delivery to the customer.

6.6 Title and Risk for Private Customers: For private customers, Capital Vintners retains title to goods until full payment is received.

6.7 Retention of Title – Trade Customers: For trade customers, goods remain Capital Vintners’s property until payment in full.

6.8 Goods held ‘in bond’ remain Capital Vintners’s until full payment (excluding VAT, duty, and delivery charges). Until full payment for all goods, those goods remain Capital Vintners’s property for trade customers.

6.9 Responsibilities of Trade Customers: Trade customers must store goods separately, hold them on a fiduciary basis, not destroy identifying marks, and maintain and insure the goods until ownership passes. Trade customers can resell goods but must pay Capital Vintners the proceeds to the extent of any owed sums.

6.10 Revocation of Power of Sale: Capital Vintners may revoke the power of sale if the trade customer defaults on payment or faces insolvency.

6.11 Power of sale ceases automatically in certain insolvency situations. Consequences of Revocation: Upon revocation, all amounts become immediately due and payable to Capital Vintners.

6.12 Capital Vintners has the right to enter premises and recover goods to discharge owed sums.

6.13 Rights After Termination: Rights of Capital Vintners remain in force even after contract termination.

6.14 Legal Action for Purchase Price: Capital Vintners can take legal action for the purchase price even if ownership has not passed to the trade customer.

6.15 Goods Offered Under Bond: Goods are offered for sale under bond unless otherwise specified.

6.16 UK Home Use – Duty and VAT: For goods held in bond for UK home use, the customer is liable for duty and VAT based on rates at the time of removing the goods from bond, not the purchase time.

6.17 Export of Duty Paid Goods: Duty-paid goods for export must be exported within specified periods to avoid UK VAT liability.

6.18 Responsibility for Changes in Duties and Taxes: Any changes in duties, tariffs, or taxes due to legal changes are the customer’s responsibility.

6.19 Import Duties and Taxes for International Orders: For goods ordered from outside the UK, the customer is responsible for import duties, tariffs, and taxes upon reaching the destination.

6.20 Capital Vintners does not calculate or estimate these charges and advises seeking professional advice for international purchases.

6.21 The purchaser is the importer of record, responsible for compliance with the destination country’s laws. Goods may be inspected on arrival, and Capital Vintners cannot guarantee tamper-free packaging.

7. Your Warranties to Us

7.1 In placing an Order with us you warrant to us as follows:

7.2 You are over 18 and legally able to enter into an agreement with us and that the information you provide to us is honest/accurate.

7.3 You have read and understand these terms and conditions and understand that they are contractual terms that govern our relationship.

7.4 You have exercised your own skill and judgment in deciding what (and at what price) to order and/or sell (and at what price).

7.5 You understand that the value of vintage and/or investment wines can fall as well as rise.

7.6 You understand that we advise to hold any wines under bond for future sale, for a profit, for a minimum of 5-10 years.

7.7 You understand that no warranty is made by us as to likely profits, demand or quality.

8. Quality Control

8.1 Capital Vintners is committed to ensuring the impeccable quality of all goods we sell, maintaining their condition in line with their age through thorough provenance checks, physical inspections, and proper storage. We avoid purchasing US strip-labelled stock or items shipped back into Europe from the Americas or Asia, unless specified or requested otherwise. While condition issues are rare, in the event of wines being corked or unfit for consumption,

8.2 Capital Vintners retains the discretion to decide on replacements or compensation, with no obligation.

8.3 We cannot guarantee wines will always showcase at their best, as aging and maturation can vary. Older bottles are sold as seen, and returns are not accepted for corked, tainted, or fatigued wines. The condition of the wine aligns with its age and provenance, and we are not responsible for minor defects resulting from nature or age.

8.4 Provenance information from third-party suppliers is not warranted. Customers’ statutory rights remain unaffected. We recommend allowing sufficient time for preparation before serving, including rest and standing upright for a few days for older wines.

8.5 Capital Vintners strictly adheres to a comprehensive condition code for all wines, communicated to suppliers regarding the expected condition of capsules, labels, and ullage descriptions (base neck or better). Older wines should have an acceptable color. In rare instances where wines are corked or unsuitable for consumption, Capital Vintners may, at its discretion, offer replacements without obligation, given our diligence in provenance and storage conditions.

9. Delivery

9.1 Upon purchase, goods will be delivered to Vine International c/o Liv-ex in your own private named account , (In bond) or a previously specified location, for storage. At this point in time, risk in the goods shall pass onto you. We will pay any freight, carriage, insurance and other costs of delivery from the supplier. In some instances, this will be forwarded to the customer as and when specified prior to delivery

9.2 Deliveries to private customers, including overseas, are charged at the prevailing rate plus VAT. (based on our delivery tariff)

9.3 Additional delivery costs may be charged if non-delivery is caused by the customer’s failure to provide instructions or non-availability.

9.4 Delivery time estimates are provided in good faith and are not guaranteed. Capital Vintners is not liable for any failure to deliver within the estimated time.

9.5 En primeur wines are dispatched after becoming available to Capital Vintners. In some cases, wines may be held at London City Bond (Burton Gateway depot for despatch to Vine and costs for storing wine there will incur at our usual rate until moved to Vine International.

9.6 Any dates quoted for delivery of the goods into bond are approximate only and Capital Vintners will not be held liable for any delay in the delivery of goods, however caused.

9.7 If wine is purchased en primeur, the UK delivery of each vintage is usually around at the end of every year, however, exact delivery dates may be subject to change.

9.8 We recommend that you inspect the goods after delivery by contacting Capital Vintners and requesting a condition check on your stock at the warehouse as soon as it is reasonably practicable and that you will notify us of any shortages, defects in the goods or any other complaint in respect of them within 10 working days from the date of the rotation number being issued.

9.9 Except in the case of shortages or defects, if the buyer fails to comply with this clause, Capital Vintners will not be held legally liable in respect of any other complaint which should have been brought to our attention within this period.

9.10 Condition check charges are £17.50 + VAT per case or unit.

9.11 You should note that we are able to deliver to locations globally however please contact us for a delivery quote outside the UK.

9.12 Delivery is considered completed upon delivering goods to the customer, a nominated third party, or into reserves (Vine International or LCB Gateway)

9.13 Quantity Confirmation: The quantity recorded by Capital Vintners on dispatch is conclusive evidence of the quantity received, unless evidence to the contrary is provided.

9.14 Trade sales are sold ex-Vine International and onward delivery charges, duty, and VAT are charged appropriately upon shipment.

9.15 Uncollected goods stored within one month of release date incur our usual pro rate storage charges with no credits available.

10. Storage & Insurance

10.1 We will store the goods on your behalf at Vine International c/o Liv-ex in your own private named account and or at London City Bond Burton Gateway Site unless otherwise specified by you.

10.2 All goods are stored in a controlled environment suitable for storing wine.

(LCB (VINE) c/o LIV-EX on behalf of Capital Vintners. Vine International a/c VININT c/o London City Bond 29-30 Berths Tilbury Docks, Tilbury, Essex, RM18 7EH or Burton Gateway London City Bond.

10.3 All goods will be stored in your own named account, under the management of Capital Vintners, under a rotation number or a unique ID number that will be provided to you on receipt of payment.

10.4 Please note that this is in your ownership and not in an umbrella account. Your UID relates to your name and your account on the Vine International system. Capital Vintners have no ownership or rights to this stock purchased by you.

10.5 All customer wine is in their ownership in the relevant bonded warehouse and is accessible via Capital Vintners online portal for visual aid and or condition report requests.

10.6 Stock reports of private accounts are sent out annually or upon request. These contain your unique ID information which is private to the customer.

10.7 For all new customers, we pay the remaining part of the first year s storage and insurance costs, for the first case purchased only.

10.8 Storage and insurance for any further cases will be priced at £18.00 plus VAT, per any unit stored. All storage charges are subject to change

10.9 Our minimum term charge is for 1 year/case. We do not offer any credits for storage if wines are to be removed from the warehouse.

10.10 Capital Vintners Ltd act as a storage provider and we reserve the right to impose late charges if storage invoices are not paid for over 90 days from the date of the invoice.

10.11 The Late storage fees are charged at 10% of the total amount outstanding for each recurring non paid month.

10.12 If an arrangement is made prior to purchase, you may choose to store your goods elsewhere. Capital Vintners will invoice you if you choose to move your goods elsewhere upon or after delivery of the Goods at Vine International and or London City Bond Burton Gateway.

10.13 We shall not be liable for any damage or loss whatsoever resulting from removal of goods from the warehouse on your request.

10.14 To ensure a more efficient service, Capital Vintners will be imposing penalty fines on all deliveries failing to conform. We strictly require an official warehouse stock list to confirm the exact stock that is to be delivered at our chosen warehouses.

10.15 Deliveries that have not been made according to our delivery requirements will be subject to penalty fines of £125 or £10 per unit- which-ever is greater.

10.16. Capital Vintners agrees to insure goods against damage, loss, or theft at replacement or market value (whichever is lower).

10.17 Insurance is provided by a third party, subject to exclusions and limitations. Capital Vintners’s liability for loss is limited to the amount recoverable under the insurance policy.

10.18 The Insurance policy is set through Vine International and is covered in the storage and Insurance charge invoiced to customers on each purchase.

10.19 Non-Conforming Goods: you must notify Capital Vintners within 7 days of delivery or collection if goods don’t conform to the order.

10.20 Replacement or account credit for inherently faulty goods. We off no refunds for corked wines nor mitigate loss by keeping remaining bottles until Capital Vintners assesses the situation.

10.21 Claims for Breakages: you must notify Capital Vintners within 7 days if there are breakages and retain breakages and packaging for examination.

10.22 Non purchased goods A customer has to submit original invoices for non-purchased goods; no mixed cases without prior agreement.

10.23 Customer is responsible for sending goods unless agreed otherwise.

10.24 Customer is responsible for insurance during transit unless Capital Vintners collects, with possible collection charge on goods

10.25 Storage Terms for Unclaimed Goods: If purchased goods are not collected within 30 days, goods placed into storage with these terms.

10.26 Capital Vintners are not liable for authenticity, provenance, quality, or condition of goods from third parties.

10.27 Reserves Ownership and Instructions: Capital Vintners distinguishes ownership of reserves from trading stock.

10.28 Additional Fees for High-Value Reserves may be incurred when stated value at more than 8k per 750ml.

10.29 Storage and obligation to pay storage starts as of January to December each year and are subject to change

10.30 All unpaid storage charges must be paid before removing goods from Reserves.

10.31 Charges for transferring stock to another bonded warehouse are detailed from our tariff on our site

10.32 Collection and or removal: Customer entitled to collect stored wines with at least two business days’ prior notice.

11. Cancellation or right to Withdraw (Private Customers):

11.1 You may cancel your order within 14 days of placing it or physical possession or placement into reserves. The withdrawal notice must be given in writing to Capital Vintners.

11.2 The date of the Order is the first day except where the goods have been ordered by us from a third party. By placing an order, you accept that our mutual dealings are speculative and subject to the financial wine market and therefore fall outside the Distance Selling Regulations.

11.3 Withdrawal right doesn’t apply to wine purchased En primeur.

11.4 Cancellation After Dispatch: If goods are dispatched before cancellation, the cost of collection or return is charged, but standard delivery charges are refunded.

11.5 Deduction for Loss in Value: Capital Vintners may deduct from reimbursement for any loss in value due to inappropriate storage or handling.

11.6 Reimbursement Method and Charges: Reimbursement made using the same payment method, with a 5% deduction from the invoice to cover costs. Refunds are to the bank card used for the original purchase. This does not affect statutory rights.

11.7 Cancellation of En primeur Orders: Orders for wine En primeur cannot be cancelled once Capital Vintners issues an order acknowledgment, pro-forma invoice, or invoice, unless expressly agreed within 7 days of placing the order.

12. Agency

12.1 You appoint us to be your agents for the purpose of purchase, storage and sale of the goods.

13. Sale of goods

13.1 We guarantee to sell your goods for at least the value of the current trading price. If the goods have been held for a period of less than 24 months from the date of purchase, we will charge you 10% of the total sale price by the customer.

13.2 However, if the goods have been held for 24 months or more after the date of purchase, we will charge the customer 10% of the profit made on the sale.

13.3 We can also be appointed to sell stock on the Liv-Ex trading platform. We charge a fee of 10% of the total sale price for this service, (however, stock must meet the terms and conditions set by Liv-Ex). We can also make you a cash offer for any stock held by you.

13.4 As part of our terms of purchase, all units are liable for a condition check priced at 17.50 + VAT per unit.

13.5 The customer must instruct in writing a request to sell his or her wine unless agreed over the telephone.

14. Limitation of Liability

14.1 We will use all reasonable endeavours to carry out our obligations within a reasonable period of time but will not be liable to the customer for any loss, costs or expenses arising directly or indirectly from any delays in doing so and we will not be deemed to be in breach of this agreement by reason of any delay in performing, or any failure to perform, any of its obligations in relation to this agreement, if the delay or failure was due to any cause beyond our reasonable control.

14.2 Capital Vintners’s liability is not excluded or limited for death, personal injury, fraudulent misrepresentation, or breach of obligations under applicable law.

14.3 Our liability under these Terms and Conditions is limited to:

a) For loss or damage to Goods, the lower of market value and replacement cost, but not exceeding the amount recoverable under our insurance policy.

B) In any other case, an amount not exceeding the total fees and charges paid for storage in the preceding 24 months.

14.4 This limitation does not affect our liability as a matter of law.

14.5 We solely agree to hold and store wines, and we are not liable for the state and condition of the wine, including ullage, maturing, ageing, decomposition, or deterioration.

14.6 We are not responsible for advising on maturation dates or ideal drinking windows, and such matters are subjective.

14.7 We are not liable for indirect or consequential loss or damage, including loss of data, profit, anticipated savings, reputation, bargain, opportunity, revenue, or business, even if foreseeable.

14.8 We are not liable for failure to perform duties under this agreement due to reasons beyond our reasonable control (Force Majeure event), and we are not responsible for loss or damage arising from such events, except to the extent recoverable under our insurance policy.

14.9 In case of a dispute about Goods in Reserves, we rely on invoices issued for Goods purchased from us and the information provided when other goods were stored in Reserves.

14.10 If you sell Reserves to a third party, you must notify us, and the third party must confirm their intention to continue storing in Reserves and agree to these Terms. You are liable for storage charges until the third party’s confirmation or the date the wines are withdrawn.

14.11 If we have not agreed to collect the Goods, you are responsible for sending and insuring them in transit.

14.12 When we collect goods, our liability for Goods in transit is limited to insurance protection provided by the external transport provider, covering outright loss or breakage, with a capped value.

14.13 Goods sent to Capital vintners are not considered accepted in perfect condition until inspected and signed off by our warehouse team; signed Point of Delivery paperwork does not acknowledge perfect condition upon arrival.

15. Intellectual Property and Website

15.1 The copyright in the material contained in this website and any trademarks and brands included in that material belongs to Capital Vintners Ltd. You may not download or copy the content and other down-loadable items displayed on the website, except for personal non-commercial purposes. Copying or storing the contents of the website for other than personal use is expressly prohibited.

15.2 We will attempt to ensure that all information displayed on our website is correct; however, we will not be held responsible for any errors or omissions. We reserve the right to change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the website without notice or liability.

16. Queries and Complaints

16.1 Any query or complaint with us by you should be raised in writing at the first opportunity and we will endeavour to resolve it in a fair, amicable and timely way. In the event that we cannot resolve the dispute between us then our dealings shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England. In any dispute the law governing its resolution shall be that of the Courts of England and Wales.

17. Taxation

17.1 We recommend that the Buyer takes advice from a tax expert regarding Capital Gains Tax on disposal of vintage wines. For CGT purposes a wasting asset is one with 50 years or less of predictable life. It is advisable that you dispose of wasting asset within 50 years of acquiring it in order that it remains classified as a wasted asset. Further details of this can be found on the HMRC website.

18. Duty and VAT

18.1 We offer wines for sale under bond, as well as others that are duty paid. Those required for UK home use are subject to duty and VAT at the current rates which are also subject to change.

19. Website Terms & Conditions

19.1 To gain access to restricted areas of the Site, you can register and create an account. It is crucial to provide accurate and complete details during registration. Registration requires you to be eighteen years old or the legal age for purchasing alcohol in your home territory. Approval of your registration is solely at our discretion. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your chosen passwords or account identifiers and for all activities under your account. Using a false name, email, or providing misleading information during registration is prohibited.

19.2 Upon registration, you agree that:

(a) Your account and password are personal, intended for your use only, and may not be used by others to access restricted areas of the Site.

(b) You will not engage in activities that assist non-registered users in accessing any registration area of the Site.

(c) You will not create registration accounts with the intent of abusing the Site’s functionality or other users, nor impersonate another user.

If you become aware of any unauthorized use of your password or account identifiers, you agree to notify us promptly. We reserve the right to refuse, remove, or suspend your registration at any time.

20. Deactivating Account on Site

20.1 If you desire to deactivate your registered account, you can do so by reaching out to us.

20.2 In the event that we suspect non-compliance with these Terms for any reason, we reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to promptly and without prior notice cancel your access to the Site’s registration areas and/or permanently or temporarily terminate, suspend, or deny your access to the Site.

20.3 We may choose to terminate your registered account by sending an email to the address you provided during registration, stating that the agreement has ended, at our sole discretion.

21. Site Use & Access

21.1 Capital Vintners is acknowledged as the exclusive owner of all content on the Site, including copyrights, patents, trademarks, and other intellectual property rights.

21.2 This encompasses Capital Vintners Content, such as text, images, graphics, logos, audio, video, and other materials. The copyright and intellectual property laws of the United Kingdom protect the Site and Capital Vintners Content.

21.3 Users are allowed to download and print extracts of Capital Vintners Content for personal non-commercial use, provided attribution and notices are maintained. Capital Vintners retains the right to remove or edit content without notice.

21.4 Any use of Capital Vintners Content for purposes other than personal use requires prior written approval, and prohibited activities include systematic downloading, reproduction, modification, and creating derivative works.

21.5 Users must access the Site lawfully and avoid infringing on others’ rights or using the Site in a false, fraudulent, or abusive manner.

22. Limitations of Liability

22.1 To the extent permitted by law, we disclaim any responsibility for statements in the Capital Vintners Content or on the Site. All information and/or data on the Site are provided on an “as is” basis. The Capital Vintners Content is not intended for any specific purpose or at the request of any particular person.

22.2 We are not liable for any loss resulting from your actions or inactions based on viewing, reading, or listening to the Capital Vintners Content or any part of it. Links to other sites on the Site are beyond our control, and we assume no responsibility for their contents.

22.3 We provide no warranties regarding the Site or the Capital Vintners Content, including no assurance of virus-free content. Users should take precautions against viruses or contamination, as we are not responsible for any such issues.

22.4 While we strive to offer constant, uninterrupted access to the Site, we do not guarantee it. We bear no responsibility or liability for any interruptions or delays.

23. Capital Vintners Purchasing Wine from a customer

23.1 When customers are selling goods, you affirm that you are legally capable of entering into a binding contract and are at least 18 years old or have reached the legal age for alcohol purchase in your home territory. All contracts are subject to English law and jurisdiction.

23.2 A complete Contract for Purchase, incorporating these Terms, is established when we expressly accept your offer. Note that acknowledgment of your offer through telephone, email, or web-generated communication does not constitute acceptance. Your offer is accepted when we make payment to you or issue a Purchase order for the offer.

23.3 After Trade Completion, Capital Vintners will send a confirmation email and Purchase order, and the transaction will reflect in your account.

23.4 Payment of the purchase price will be either by crediting your Capital Vintners account or through BACS payment to your registered bank account. If you wish to redirect the proceeds to a new account, written confirmation is required, adhering to our due diligence obligations.

23.5 Capital Vintners reserves the right to cancel a Contract for if the supplied stock doesn’t meet our condition criteria or isn’t provided within the specified timeframe.

23.6 A cancellation fee, up to the greater of 20% of the trade value or actual losses incurred by Capital Vintners, may apply. Losses include costs for sourcing suitable replacement stocks and any excess in replacement prices. Costs related to returning stocks after cancellation are the seller’s responsibility.

23.7 Our charges for sale are either 10% of the profit made if any profit is there or 10% of the whole sale price. + VAT on charges and each case needs to have a condition charge which is 17.50 + VAT. (if any stock is in poor condition, then this will be notified and the price will be changed accordingly).

23.8 Payment for stock trades are made via Bank Transfer which must be confirmed by the customer prior to the trade process.

23.9 Payment is made 7-10 days after the trades have been actioned

24. Privacy Statement & Data Protection

24.1 Data that we collect and how we process it and use of cookies can be seen in our

25.Indemnity Policy

25.1 You commit to defending, indemnifying, and absolving Capital Vintners, its officers, directors, and employees from all claims, liabilities, costs, and expenses, including attorneys’ fees.

25.2 These claims may result from a breach of these Terms or our Privacy Policy by you or any user of your account, or a violation of your obligations, representations, and warranties under these Terms.

25.3 This encompasses the use of software tools like robots, spiders, crawlers, or similar data extraction methods, or any action imposing an unreasonable burden on our or our suppliers’ infrastructure.

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