Wine Information Council’s (WIC) website Terms & Conditions of Use

  1. Copyright
    All elements of this website are Copyright © 2012 the WIC. All rights reserved. 
  1. Purpose of information
    1. The content of this website presents wine, health and social aspects information as a public service to provide information to researchers, the public and the wine sector.
    2. The information on this website is available to be used for educational purposes only. This information is not to be used for any advertising or marketing purposes.
  1. Disclaimers
    1. Not professional advice
      This website is not a substitute for independent professional advice from your medical practitioner or specialist.
      No information provided by way of this website is intended to be used as medical advice and it is not intended to be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any medical condition, nor should it be used for therapeutic purposes.
      Before relying on the information on the website, users should carefully evaluate the accuracy, currency, completeness and relevance of the information for their purposes, and should obtain appropriate professional advice pertaining to their particular circumstances.
      Please consult your medical practitioner or specialist if you have any questions concerning your medical condition and your ability to consume wine safely.
    2. Accuracy of information
      The WIC takes reasonable care to ensure the accuracy of the information provided on the site, updates the information regularly and is not responsible for any errors or omissions. WIC cannot guarantee and does not accept legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy of quotations, current knowledge or completeness or usefulness of the information. Opinions and recommendations quoted herein may be excerpted or condensed, may be edited for continuity, and are only part of the opinions and recommendations expressed in the original sources, which should be consulted for details. The views and opinions of authors of articles displayed here do not necessarily reflect those of WIC. The information represents the current state of knowledge at the date of publication on the website and may not be the most current knowledge on the subject.
    3. Third party websites
      WIC is not responsible for the content on other websites linked to and from this site. These websites are linked for the user’s convenience only. It is the responsibility of the user to examine and adhere to the privacy policies, terms of agreement, copyright and licensing restrictions of these other websites.
  2. Privacy
    We respect your privacy. We collect some information about you via the website. We do this to ensure this website remains relevant to you. If any part of the website involves recorded information about you, we will specify the purpose/s for which we record the information before doing so.
    If you provide us any information about yourself (for example, your email address) for the purposes of a newsletter subscription service (or similar), we promise to use this information solely for the purposes of:
    - providing that subscription service; and
    - maintaining a database of subscribers to the subscription service; and
    We will not use this information for any marketing to you, nor will we provide your information to another person for any reason (for example, we will not give your email address to another person so they can send marketing information to you).
    We will only provide this information to a third party if we are compelled by law to do so.
  3. Changes to our terms and conditions
    We may amend these website terms of use at any time to ensure that we remain compliant with relevant laws and regulations and to ensure that we are constantly improving your experience, so please ensure that you check our website terms and conditions of use frequently. By continuing to use the WIC website after any changes are made, you accept those changes.


The authors have taken reasonable care in ensuring the accuracy of the information herein at the time of publication and are not responsible for any errors or omissions. Read more on our disclaimer.