Terms and Conditions

In order to enhance your experience of Modelo, St. Pauli Girl and Tsingtao beers, Crown Imports LLC (“Crown”) makes this website available for the personal use and enjoyment of visitors who are 21 years of age or older.  Crown has established these Terms and Conditions of Use so that you will know what can be expected from Crown, and Crown will know what it can expect from you.  YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE CONSTITUTES YOUR AGREEMENT TO THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

YOU MUST BE 21 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER TO USE THIS WEBSITE.  IF YOU ARE NOT 21 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER, DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE, OR LIVE IN A COUNTRY WHERE CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES IS NOT PERMITTED, DO NOT USE THIS WEBSITE.

PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL USE

This website is for your personal, non-commercial use only. The copyrights to all contents of this website are proprietary to Crown or its third party licensors, and you may not reproduce, post on any other website, modify, distribute or transmit any portion of this website without Crown’s written consent. Any name, logo, trademark or service mark contained on this website is owned or licensed by Crown and may not be used by you without the prior written consent of Crown.

UNLAWFUL AND PROHIBITED USE

You warrant to Crown that you will not use this website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by the terms, conditions or notices in these Terms and Conditions and on this website.

DISCLAIMERS OF WARRANTIES AND DAMAGES

Although Crown makes all reasonable efforts to ensure that the content of the website is updated and correct, Crown makes no warranties as to its accuracy. YOU AGREE THAT USE OF THIS WEBSITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. ALL MATERIALS ON THE WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

IN NO EVENT SHALL CROWN BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE OR ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED ON OR DOWNLOADED FROM THIS WEBSITE.  BECAUSE SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

USER INPUT AND SUBMISSIONS

You acknowledge that any electronic mail or other input to Crown through this website is non-confidential. You further agree that any ideas, concepts, techniques or other materials that you send to Crown become the property of Crown at the time they are submitted and/or posted, and can be used by Crown for any purpose without compensation.  The submission of such materials in no way creates any obligation or duty on the part of Crown to post or use such materials or, if Crown does so, to give you credit.

All photographs submitted to the website must be your original creation – in other words, they must be taken by you.  If the photographs have not been taken by you, the person who took the photograph must submit it.  By submitting a photograph to the website, you represent and warrant that you are at least 21 years of age, and that such photograph is your original creation, has not been copied in whole or in part from any other work, does not violate or infringe any copyright, trademark or other proprietary right of any person or entity (including any rights of privacy or publicity), and is your sole and exclusive property. 

By submitting a photograph, you hereby grant Crown permission to use your image or likeness as it appears in such photograph and to edit, composite, morph, scan, duplicate, or alter the photograph, and to post such photograph (as submitted, or as edited, modified or otherwise changed at Crown’s sole discretion) on the website, with or without accompanying music.  If you submit any photographs that contain the image or likeness of any person other than you, you agree to obtain written permission from each such person for Crown to use such image or likeness as it appears in such photograph and to post such photograph on the website, in the manners described above. By submitting any photograph that contains the image or likeness of any person other than you, you hereby represent and warrant that you have obtained such written permission and that such person is at least 21 years of age.  You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Crown and its affiliates, members, agents and advertising agencies for any action that results from a breach of your representations and warranties made herein, or that is made by a person whose image or likeness was used in any photograph without such person’s written consent. 

Any photograph or other material submitted that shows illegal, dangerous, unsafe, pornographic, obscene, profane, defamatory, libelous, or threatening activity or material, or that shows any activity or material which could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, promote the excessive or irresponsible consumption of alcohol, or otherwise violate any law or regulation, or that violates the rights of third parties, or that is otherwise deemed by Crown, in its sole discretion, to be inappropriate (including, without limitation, if any such photograph contains an image of a competitive product) will not be posted. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, any photographs will not be accepted or posted, or may be removed, if Crown believes, in it sole discretion, that it contains any of the following:

(a) persons under the age of 21; (b) competitive products; (c) unsafe behavior / activity that could result in physical injury or property damage; (d) third party materials that you have no rights to, including photographs owned by third parties, images of celebrities, third party trademarks, artwork, etc.; (e) illegal activity, including drug use; (f) obscenity or profanity; (g) anything defamatory or libelous; (h) anything disparaging Corona, any other brand of Grupo Modelo S.A.B. de C.V. (“Grupo Modelo”), or any of their competitors; (i) anything racist or sexist; (j) anything pornographic or obscene; (k) gambling; or (l) anything in poor taste.

By submitting a photograph(s), you grant Crown and its affiliates, agents and advertising agencies permission to use the photograph(s), and any images or likeness of any persons contained therein, for any purpose and in any and all media whatsoever throughout the world, in perpetuity, without compensation. Submitted photographs may be accepted and/or posted on the website if deemed appropriate by Crown in its sole and absolute discretion.  All photographs submitted become the sole property of Crown and will not be returned.  You must be 21 or older to submit a photograph.

LINKS

The sites linked from this website, or any link contained in a linked site, are not under Crown’s control, and Crown does not assume any responsibility or liability for their content.  Crown provides these links for your convenience only and Crown makes no guarantees, representations or warranties as to, and shall have no liability for, any electronic content delivered on any third-party website, including, without limitation, the accuracy, subject matter, quality or timeliness of such electronic content.

You must obtain Crown’s permission to link this website, or any page on the website, to your website. The fact that Crown may be linked to any third-party websites does not indicate that Crown has granted permission to link, and does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation.

PRIVACY POLICY

Information that you provide Crown is subject to the Crown Privacy Policy. The Crown Privacy Policy describes what information is collected, how the information is used, and the choices you have about the way the information is used. You may view the full privacy policy below.  By accessing this website you agree to be bound by the terms of the Privacy Policy and acknowledge that while Crown will take reasonable security precautions concerning electronic data and communications, it is not responsible for any harm caused by interception of such data and communications.

APPLICABLE LAWS

This website is created and controlled by Crown in the State of Illinois, USA and that exclusive jurisdiction resides in the courts of the State of Illinois.  You agree that any claim relating to this website, the services provided through this website or to these Terms and Conditions of Use shall be governed by the substantive laws of the State of Illinois, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. This website has been designed to comply with United States law. Crown does not represent that the content of this website is appropriate for locations outside the United States. You are responsible for complying with all applicable local laws if you access this website from locations outside the United States.

TRADEMARKS

Grupo Modelo owns, among many other trademarks, CORONA CERVEZA and CROWN DESIGN®; CROWN and BANNER DESIGN®; CROWN and GRIFFINS DESIGN®; CROWN and GRIFFINS DESIGN and LA CERVEZA MAS FINA®; CORONA (STYLIZED)®; CORONA and CROWN and GRIFFINS DESIGN®; CORONA EXTRA (STYLIZED)Ò; CORONA EXTRA and CROWN and GRIFFINS DESIGN and the words LA CERVEZA MAS FINA®; CORONITA EXTRA®; CORONITA EXTRA and CROWN and GRIFFINS DESIGN and the words LA CERVEZA MAS FINA®; CORONA LIGHT and CROWN and GRIFFINS DESIGN®; MODELO®; MODELO ESPECIAL®; NEGRA MODELO®; CROWN and GRIFFINS DESIGN®; and CROWN and GRIFFINS DESIGN and LA CERVEZA MAS FINA® and all related logos and designs, in the United States and other countries.

These trademarks may not be used in any manner likely to cause confusion, disparage or dilute these trademarks and/or in connection with any product or service that is not authorized or sponsored by Grupo Modelo and/or Crown.
 
TERMINATION OF USAGE

Crown may terminate your right to use this website, with or without cause at any time in its sole discretion, including, without limitation, your violation of these Terms and Conditions. In the event of termination, all representations, warranties, indemnifications, and promises made by you shall survive.

INDEMNITY

You agree to indemnify and hold Crown, and its shareholders, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, co-branders or other partners, and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of content you submit, post, transmit or make available through the website, your use of the website, your connection to the website, your violation of these Terms and Conditions, or your violation of any rights of another.


DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT (“DMCA”) NOTICE

Materials may be made available via the website by third parties not within our control. We are under no obligation to, and do not, scan content posted on the website for the inclusion of illegal or impermissible content. However, we respect the copyright interests of others. It is our policy not to permit materials known by us to infringe another party’s copyright to remain on the website.

If you believe any materials on the website infringe a copyright, you should provide us with written notice that at a minimum contains:

  1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
  2. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
  3. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
  4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
  5. A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  6. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

All DMCA notices should be sent to our designated agent as follows: Crown Imports LLC, One South Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603, Attn:  Marketing Department.

It is our policy to terminate relationships regarding content with third parties who repeatedly infringe the copyrights of others.  In no event shall Crown be liable for any claim of copyright infringement which may arise from the posting of any photograph or other user generated content on any third party website or that may arise from any other unauthorized use by a third party of the photograph or other Crown user generated content.

ACKKNOWLEDGMENT AND CHANGES
These Terms and Conditions represent the entire understanding between you and Crown regarding your relationship with Crown and this website and supersedes any prior statements or representations. In the event that any provision of these Terms and Conditions, or portion thereof, is determined to be unenforceable, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to effect the intent of the Terms and Conditions and the remainder of the Terms and Conditions of use shall continue in full force and effect.  Crown reserves the right to change the Terms and Conditions at any time by posting changes online. Your non-termination or continued use of website after changes are posted constitutes your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions as modified by the posted changes.

PRIVACY POLICY

POLICIES
Crown Imports LLC (from now on “Crown” and/or “we” and/or “our”), respects the privacy of each individual who accesses our internet sites. These privacy policies address the information that Crown may gather, as well as the way we can use such information.

AGREEING TO THE POLICIES
By using the web pages on this website, you agree and consent to these policies. If you do not agree with such policies, please leave this internet website and do no use it.

You will have accepted the terms and conditions of these privacy policies at the time in which you provide any type of personal identification information and therefore, you authorize that such personal identification information be handled as indicated in this document.

Crown reserves the exclusive right to modify and amend the present policies, without previous notice.  We suggest you check back periodically. If you continue using this website after changes to the policies have been published, this will mean that you have accepted such changes and that you agree to them.  You can be sure that no changes will be applied retroactively nor will they alter the handling of information obtained previously.

TYPE OF INFORMATION AND USE
These policies describe the type of information Crown may gather, the way such information may be used as well as the options you have regarding the way your information is obtained, distributed and used.

The information Crown may request is only personal information, such as your first and last name, email, country of origin and date of birth, when the user provides them voluntarily. For example, personal information may be requested in order to obtain your comments regarding our websites and our products, so you can enter one of our contests or giveaways.
If you have already submitted personal information to us and would like us to remove it from our records, please contact us at the address at the bottom of this Policy and request removal of the information from our records. Once we receive your request, we will remove the personal information you provided to Crown Imports LLC from our files.
USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Be assured that Crown tries its best to protect the privacy of our website visitors; however Crown may share personal information with some of the companies and/or licensees, and/or part of the same economic group, including, but not limited Grupo Modelo, S.A.B. de C.V. and its and our respective affiliates and advertising and promotional agencies.

Any use of personal information by any of the licensees and/or part of the same economic group of Crown must comply with these policies. Occasionally and, if you authorize it by accepting these policies, we will send you commercial information.

Crown may hire third parties to perform various functions, such as fulfill orders, carry out promotions, provide technical services for the website, etc. Such third parties could have access to the personal information you have provided, if necessary to provide the service for which they were hired, but they cannot use it for any other purpose different from the one for which they were hired.

Crown reserves the right to use or reveal any personal information, to comply with some legal regulation, governmental or judicial to protect the integrity of the websites, to comply with a request made by you or to cooperate with any legal investigation that is related to any matter of public safety.

Crown will take reasonable security precautions concerning electronic data and communications, but is not responsible for harm caused by interception of such data or communications.

COOKIES
Internet websites may gather some type of non-personal information automatically. Cookies are information that a website transfers to a hard drive of a computer in order to maintain files.

Cookies allow the internet site to identify important information that will make the use of our website by you more useful. As with most internet sites, Crown uses cookies for a great variety of purposes in order to improve your online experience; however, we do not use any mechanism of automated recollection of data in our website other than cookies. When a user comes back and visits our website, Crown may recognize the user through the internet cookie and personalize the user’s experience accordingly.

The majority of internet browsers are programmed to accept cookies. However, if you do not wish to receive cookies or want to be warned when receiving one, use your browser’s options. In order to do that, select “Help” on your browser, and see how to modify your preferences regarding cookies. If you uncheck all cookies, you may not be able to use all the options of this website, or sometimes, some parts of the site, may not work appropriately if you do not accept cookies.

LOG FILES
Examples of this type of information is the type of browser, the type of operational system of each computer, the number assigned to your computer while it is in the internet address “IP” (Internet Protocol), as well as the Uniform Resource Locator, better identified as “URL” of the internet from the site which it was connected or logged on to Our internet site. Crown gathers information of the log file type to help with the system administration and/or analyze tendencies and administer webpages. The IP addresses and the information log file are not related to identifiable personal information.

LINKS WITH OTHER INTERNET SITES
In our internet sites, we might include links to other internet sites whether run by Crown or not. If you visit them, you should verify the policies of the site, while in sites not operated by Crown, we are not responsible for third-party policies and actions.

RESTRICTIONS FOR UNDERAGE KIDS
The use and enjoyment of this website is intended for people who are 21 years of
age or older.

If a user who is under age has sent us his/her information, breaching access restrictions of the present website, Crown requests the parents or legal guardians of such user contact us immediately, so we can promptly remove such information from our database.

CONTACT US
If you have any questions regarding the present policies, please contact us at the following address:  Crown Imports LLC, One South Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603, Attn:  Marketing Department.

 





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