Terms and Conditions
Independent Spirits, Inc. (the “Company”) reserves the right to revise these Terms and Conditions of Use at any time by updating this posting. Please check these terms periodically for changes. Your continued use of the Web Site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes and that they apply to you. If you do not agree with these Terms and Conditions of Use, please do not use this Web Site. If you breach any of these Terms and Conditions of Use your right to use this Web Site will terminate automatically.
The Sale of Alcoholic Beverages:
The Company does not sell alcohol to persons under the age of 21. By using this site you are representing that you are over the age of 21. The Company makes every effort to ensure that alcoholic beverages are not delivered to anyone who is under the age of 21. By using this site you are representing that the person receiving a shipment of alcoholic beverages from the Company is over the age of 21. You also agree that any alcohol purchased from the Company is intended for personal consumption and not for resale. If you do not agree with these conditions of use, please do not use this site or accept these conditions.
Laws regarding the sale and transportation of alcoholic beverages are complex and constantly changing. The politics, policies and procedures regarding such sales and transportation are different in every state. In the event that Independent Spirits, Inc. may ship wine or other alcoholic beverages to your state in accordance with a state privilege requiring the payment of state taxes, you will be charged the sales tax, if any, assessed by your state for that transaction. If you choose shipping as a delivery method, you are asking us to engage a common carrier to deliver your order to you. We make no representations about the legality of shipping alcoholic beverages. Our site lists those states where common carriers will deliver alcohol. You are responsible for compliance with all laws regarding such shipments. You may also make your own shipping arrangements.
By arranging for transportation of the alcoholic beverages, Independent Spirits, Inc. is providing a service to, and acting on behalf of you. By utilizing this service from Independent Spirits, Inc. you are representing that you are acting in compliance with your local and state laws regarding the purchase, transportation and delivery of alcoholic beverages. You further represent that you have obtained any required permission, paid any required fees, are working through properly licensed intermediaries where required, are legally entitled to take possession of the alcoholic beverages, are legally entitled to take quantities ordered and that you and the person accepting delivery of the alcoholic beverage products are at least 21 years of age. If, between the date of order and date of arrival, the laws of your state change so as to make it illegal for you to import your shipment, you may return the order for a full refund.
There are two ways to get your product from Independent Spirits, Inc.:
1. You can pick up your products at our store.
2. You can ship your products to yourself or another recipient via common carrier. Any recipient of alcoholic beverages must provide proof of age (over 21 years of age).
All orders are shipped out Monday through Friday.
Independent Spirits, Inc. will attempt to ship items purchased through the website as soon as possible. Orders will generally ship no more than two days from an online purchase. In the event of a special order or purchase of an item or items that require additional time to process, Independent Spirits, Inc. will fully inform the customer of the situation.
When picking up your product at our store, you must positively identify yourself as the person who placed the order on the Web Site. This also includes providing legal proof that you are over 21 year of age. We also require that you bring the credit card used to purchase goods on the site. This is an added security measure to reduce credit card fraud for your protection.
Use of Site Content:
The Company maintains this Web Site and its contents for your personal information, entertainment and education. Please feel free to browse the web site. You may view and download material displayed on the Web Site for your personal, non-commercial use only, provided you retain all copyright, trademark and other proprietary notices contained within the materials. You may not distribute, retransmit, republish, reuse, re-post, or use the contents of this web site for public or commercial purposes, without the Company's prior written permission. You may not alter or interfere with the content or functioning of the Web Site, or "mirror" any content contained on this Web Site on any other server. The materials on this Web Site are copyrighted and any unauthorized use may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes. If you breach any of the terms of conditions of use, your right to use this Web Site will terminate automatically.
Disclaimers of Warranties:
The material contained in this Web Site has been checked for accuracy; however, there may be inadvertent technical or factual inaccuracies and typographical errors. The Company expressly disclaims all liability for errors or omissions in, or the misuse or misinterpretation of, any information contained on this Web Site. Information published on this Web Site may refer to products, programs or services that are not available in your state or country. Without limiting the foregoing, the web site is provided "AS IS" and without warranty of any kind, either express of implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement.
A variety of payment options are available through this Web Site, including credit card payment via telephone, Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express.
Delivery of Alcohol Packages:
Delivery can only be made to an address where an individual at least 21 years old can sign for the shipment during regular business hours. Products can be shipped to a place of business or residence. We cannot ship to a P.O. Box.
Purchaser and recipient must be over the age of 21 to purchase alcohol.
For Fed EX and UPS orders, an adult 21 years or older must be available to sign for the order.
Warning: Certain states expressly prohibit the direct importation of alcohol and violation can be punishable as a misdemeanor or felony.
It is Independent Spirits, Inc.'s policy not to ship to certain states where direct shipment is prohibited. Wine shipments are currently only available to Illinois and the District of Columbia.
Please contact your local alcoholic beverage control agency for further information. In addition, other restrictions may apply as some states limit the quantity and type of products that may be shipped to an individual address.
Independent Spirits, Inc. does not ship internationally.
Alcoholic beverages that are shipped via a third party shipper are not returnable and non-refundable.
Limitation of Liability:
Neither the Company nor any third party involved in creating or delivering the Web Site will be liable under any theory (including negligence) for any incidental, consequential, indirect, special, or punitive damages arising out of your access to or use of the Web Site, even if the Company has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
The Company may change information contained on the Web Site at any time. All users of the material agree that access to and use of the material is subject to the terms and conditions stated in this legal notice, as well as all applicable laws. YOU ASSUME THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE USE OF THIS WEB SITE. If you are dissatisfied with the Web Site or any content on the site, your remedy is to discontinue using this site.
Photos and Images
Photos and images used on this website are meant to represent the designated product but are not meant to be exact images of the product in question. Label variation, bottle shapes and vinatages represented in the photos and images may vary from actual products. We make every effort to assure that vintages represented in product descriptions, rather than the photos and images, are accurate. In the event of a discrepancy between the product ordered and the inventory in stock, we will contact the buyer to detail the discrepancy prior to processing the order.
The City of Chicago and Cook County tax (CCT) on alcohol is based on product type and alcohol by volume (ABV). As an example, the CCT on a 750ML of wine 13% ABV is $.12. Applicable CCT taxes are combined with the product price on your invoice.
Copyrights, Trademarks and other Proprietary Rights:
The contents of this Web Site, such as trademarks, designs, text, logos, and icons, or other intellectual property are proprietary to the Company. You may not display, reproduce, distribute, modify, transmit, or otherwise use the contents of the Web Site in any way for any public or commercial purposes, without the Company's written permission. You are authorized to use this material only for personal, non-commercial purposes. You may print or download information on our site for your own personal, non-commercial use.
As a convenience to you, our Web Site may display links to other sites which are not maintained by the Company. The Company is not responsible or liable for the content or operation of third-party sites, and the presence of such links does not imply that the Company is affiliated with such sites or third parties. We try to include only links to those sites which are in good taste and safe for our visitors.