Terms of Use

Last update on: June 6th, 2020

These terms of use (hereinafter the “Terms of Use“) describes the terms and conditions under which the company RUM INTELLIGENCE, a French Société par Actions Simplifiée with a capital of Euros 10 000,00, registered with the Paris Trade and Companies Registry under number 881 973 481, whose registered office is located at 128 rue de la Boétie, 75008, PARIS, FRANCE (hereinafter “RUM INTELLIGENCE”) shall make its website “www.iss-awards.com“ (hereinafter the “Website”) available to users of the Website (hereinafter the “User” or “Users”).

Upon prior creation of an account, the Users might access the services made available to them according to their status (hereinafter the “Services”). The Users of the Website are the judges of the International Sugarcane Spirits Awards, the board members, the candidates, or any visitor of the Website.

These Terms of Use can be accessed at any times on the Website.

The consultation of the Website is restricted to Users who have reached the legal age for the consumption of alcohol set by the law of the country in which they are consulting the Website.Any person who has not reached the required age is not authorized to access the Website and its Services, and must cease its consultation immediately.


1. Acceptance of these Terms of Use

Access to the Website and the use of its Services is subject to the conditions set out below. These Terms of Use are a legally binding agreement between the User and RUM INTELLIGENCE.

By using the Website, User agrees to be bound by these Terms of Use and have to abide by them.

If the User does not accept these terms, its only remedy is to cease and refrain using the Website.

RUM INTELLIGENCE hereby informs visitors that these general terms and conditions may be modified at any time. The date of the last update appears at the beginning of these Terms of Use. As soon as they are displayed online, each visitor who accesses the Website is deemed to have accepted these modifications without restriction. It is therefore the User’s responsibility to read these terms and conditions prior to browsing the Website. The Users acknowledge having been informed that they have the option to save these Terms of Use on their hard drive and / or printing them on paper.


2. Accessibility of the Website

RUM INTELLIGENCE will do its very best to provide Users access to the Website at all times and to make every effort to correct any unavailability as quickly as possible.

The Website is normally available twenty-four/seven, except in cases of force majeure or event beyond the control of RUM INTELLIGENCE and subject to any breakdowns and maintenance necessary for the proper functioning of the Site. RUM INTELLIGENCE may at its sole discretion suspend, interrupt or stop access to all or part of the Website for maintenance purposes.

The access of any User to the Website may also be impeded by factors beyond the control of RUM INTELLIGENCE, including but not limited to, non-functioning, inefficiency or inadequacy of the equipment used by the User to access to the Website and / or unavailability, non-functioning or interruption of access to the Internet or other telecommunication service used to access to the Website.

RUM INTELLIGENCE shall not be liable in case of inability to access the Website or any losses or direct or indirect damage to the User.

Internet connection costs are at the User own expense.


3. Creation of an account to access the Services

In order to access the Services of the Website, Users may be required to first create an account and specify a password.

Only Users who have reached the legal age for the consumption of alcohol set by the law of the country in which they are consulting the Website, can create an account.

The User must provide truthful and accurate information. All information and pictures shall comply with Articles L3323-1 and seq. of the French Public Health Code.

In case the User’ information changes at any time, the User must update its account to reflect those changes. The password is personal and confidential and the User must not transfer it or in other ways make it available to others. It is the User’s responsibility to ensure that the password does not fall into the hands of a third party. If the User become aware that the password is or may have been compromised, the User is obligated to inform RUM INTELLIGENCE hereof.

If the User creates the account on behalf its employer, the User hereby represents and warrants that it has the requisite authority to enter any agreement with RUM INTELLIGENCE including these Terms of Use and to bind its employer.

Any User who has registered for the Services may delete its account and cancel the Services at any time. Any and all rights of a User to use the Service shall cease to exist when such User’s account has been deleted for any reason.

During the process of creation of their accounts, judges will have to adhere by checking the corresponding box, to the Quality Charter governing their mission as a judge.

Without limiting anything in these Terms of Use, RUM INTELLIGENCE will not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, in any way for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of, or in connection with, the User failure to comply with this Section 3.


4. Nature of the Services

Once the User creates an account, the User can access the Services. Depending of the User’s status, it will access a specific type of services:

a) Judges will access:
• a dedicated account to register as a judge and then to provide their ratings of the alcoholic beverages pursuant to the Quality Charter available here;
• the database containing the information and final global scores of alcoholic beverages that have participated in the competition, in order to consult it;

b) Candidates will access:
• a dedicated account to register as a candidate, provide information regarding their company and the alcoholic beverages they want to be evaluated within the competition of the International Sugarcane Spirits Awards, and pay for such Services;
• the database containing the information and final global scores of alcoholic beverages that have participated in the competition, in order to consult it;

c) Users who are not judges nor candidates will access:
• a dedicated account to access specific features of the database and to interact with it.
• the database containing the information and final global scores of alcoholic beverages that have participated in the competition, in order to consult it.

d) Visitors who are not Users will access:
• the database containing the information and final global scores of alcoholic beverages that have participated in the competition, in order to consult it.


5. Personal data protection

In connection with the use of this Website, RUM INTELLIGENCE will process certain personal data about Users. These processing will be made in accordance with the provisions of the French Data Protection Act no. 78-17 of January 6th, 1978 as modified (hereinafter the “Loi Informatique et Libertés” or “LIL”), the European General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 of April 27th, 2016 (hereinafter the “GDPR”), and with the terms of RUM INTELLIGENCE’s Privacy Policy available here.


6. Intellectual property
6.1. Intellectual property rights of RUM INTELLIGENCE

User acknowledges that the Website and all of its content, including, but not limited to, the Website architecture, as well as any text, articles, information, pictures, videos, images, illustrations (including or not personal data), database, software, trademarks and logo available on the Website (hereinafter the “Content”), are protected by applicable intellectual property laws and are the exclusive property of, or duly licensed to RUM INTELLIGENCE.

RUM INTELLIGENCE grants the User a license to access and use the Website and its Services, notably the database. Please note that the license granted to the User is a non-exclusive, revocable, personal, non-assignable, non-transferable and non-sublicensable worldwide license.

Except as provided above, User may not:
• copy, reproduce, represent, publicly display, broadcast, perform, transmit, distribute, sell, publish, permanently or temporarily, all or part of the Content and/or Website in any manner and in any media now known or hereinafter developed;
• create derivative works of the Content and/or Website;
• modify, translate, adapt, arrange all or part of the Content and/or Website; or
• disassemble, decompile or reverse engineer the Website.

Documents and information provided by RUM INTELLIGENCE on the Website, notably the table score, the ratings of the alcoholic beverages, and pictures should not be collected and processed without the prior written approval of RUM INTELLIGENCE. In particular, each User agrees not to collect or use such data, through manual or automated means, in order to send unsolicited marketing or other messages or make unsolicited marketing telephone calls or other calls. Showing, reproducing, distributing, extracting or reusing, in part or in whole, of the databases accessible through the Website or the Services is specifically prohibited pursuant to Articles L.341-1 and seq. of the French Intellectual Property Code.

Please note that pursuant to Article L.122-4 of the French Intellectual Property Code, any complete or partial performance/broadcasting or reproduction, by any process whatsoever, which is not expressly authorized shall be unlawful and shall constitute an infringement pursuant to Articles L.335-2 and sq. of the French Intellectual Property Code.

Any reproduction in whole or in part of the trademarks and logo made from components taken from the Website without the express authorization of RUM INTELLIGENCE is prohibited by Article L.713-2 of the French Intellectual Property Code.

6.2. License granted by the Users to RUM INTELLIGENCE

Users grant RUM INTELLIGENCE a worldwide, non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free right and license to publish, display, reproduce, modify, create derivative works of and commercially exploit the data provided by the Users to RUM INTELLIGENCE when creating their account on the Website and further using the Services (hereinafter the “Users’ Content”).

This license to use is granted for any medium and for the duration of the intellectual property rights.

This license to use the Users’ Content includes in particular for RUM INTELLIGENCE the rights:
• to reproduce or to have reproduced the Users’ Content, in whole or in part, by any means of diffusion and communication, without limitation of number, in whole or in part, by any means and processes;
• to represent or have represented the Users’ Content, in whole or in part, by all means of diffusion and communication;
• to adapt, modify, transform, and develop, in whole or in part, the Users’ Content, and also to integrate them in whole or in part into existing or future works, and this on any paper, magnetic or optical medium, including the Internet;
• to use and distribute the Users’ Content within the framework of the commercial exploitation of the Website, of the International Sugarcane Spirits Awards, and of all advertising thereof.

The Users’ Content might vary depending on the type of User:
Regarding the judges and board members: the license to use granted to RUM INTELLIGENCE applies in particular to their pictures, biography and other information provided when creating their account and further using the Services. Judges and board members shall maintain the information provided to RUM INTELLIGENCE up to date;
Regarding the candidates: the license to use granted to RUM INTELLIGENCE applies in particular to the pictures of the alcohols competing the International Sugarcane Spirits Awards, their description, information regarding the candidate and the results of the ratings by the judges. Candidates shall maintain the information provided to RUM INTELLIGENCE up to date.

RUM INTELLIGENCE expressly undertakes to refrain from using the Users’ Content in a way that may infringe on the privacy or reputation of the Users, nor to use these data on any pornographic, racist, xenophobic or any other prejudicial medium.


7. Removal of improper or illegal content


Users are informed that RUM INTELLIGENCE reserves the right to freely remove any Users’ Content on the Website that may be considered illegal or inappropriate, in particular Users’ Content infringing Articles L3323-1 and seq. of the French Public Health Code, without having to notify it or justify it.


 8. Newsletter

Users can subscribe to RUM INTELLIGENCE’s newsletter by entering their email address in the appropriate section on the Website. At any time, Users will be able to unsubscribe to the newsletter by following the dedicated link at the end of each newsletter emails, or by sending an email to RUM INTELLIGENCE at the following address: info@www.iss-awards.com.


9. Limitation of liability


RUM INTELLIGENCE will use its best efforts to ensure Website availability and accessibility 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Please also note that the Internet network and IT and telecommunication systems are not error-free, and interruptions and failures may occur. RUM INTELLIGENCE makes no warranty in this respect and cannot be held liable for any damage resulting from the use of the Website, the Internet network and the IT and telecommunication systems. The User agrees that it is its responsibility to install suitable anti-virus and security software on its computer hardware and other devices to protect against any such bugs, viruses or other such harmful programming routines. Any content downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the Website is done at User’s own risk and the User will be solely responsible for any damage to its computer system or loss of data that results from the download of any such content.

RUM INTELLIGENCE cannot be held liable for any damage whatsoever resulting from any login to the Website by User which is made under its sole liability.

RUM INTELLIGENCE may temporarily suspend access to the Website, including for technical maintenance purposes, without notice, nor incurring any liability whatsoever.

The Website may contain links to websites that are managed by third parties (hereinafter the “Third-Party Websites”). These Third-Party Websites are independent of the Website and RUM INTELLIGENCE has no control over the sources or content of such Third-Party Websites or their links with other websites. The links to Third-Party Websites are not intended in any way as an approval, endorsement or acceptance by RUM INTELLIGENCE of Third-Party Websites’ content nor an association between RUM INTELLIGENCE and the owners and/or authors, designers, moderators, operators or hosts of these websites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to Users and Users are fully responsible for visiting such Third-Party Websites.

The information contained on the Website is provided for informational purposes only. RUM INTELLIGENCE disclaims any warranty related to the accuracy, completeness, precision and comprehensiveness of the information made available and displayed on the Website. RUM INTELLIGENCE cannot be held liable to anyone with regard to the information and documents made available on the Website, as these information and documents are provided for information purposes only. Information and documents contained on the Website may be modified at any time without prior notice. Users acknowledge that they are solely responsible for their use of the information and documents made available to them via the Website. Users agree to use the services available via the Website and all information and documents accessible via the Website in compliance with public order, morality and third-party rights.

Users shall not interfere with the use of the Website by other Users nor disrupt or interrupt the normal operation of the Website.


10. Law and Jurisdiction

This Website and these Terms of Use are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of France.

ANY DISAGREEMENT OR LITIGATION WHICH CAN NOT BE SETTLED ON AN AMICABLE BASIS FALLS WITHIN THE EXCLUSIVE COMPETENCE OF THE COURTS OF PARIS, FRANCE, NOTWITHSTANDING MULTIPLICITY OF DEFENDANTS, INTRODUCTION OF THIRD PARTIES, SUMMARY PROCEEDINGS, BY SUMMARY ACTION OR PETITION.


11. Contact

Questions about these Terms of Use may be sent by email to info@www.iss-awards.com, or by post to RUM INTELLIGENCE, 128 rue de la Boétie, 75008 Paris, FRANCE.