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TERMS OF USE

Introduction
This website is owned and operated by The Great Lakes Brewing Co.® (“GLBC”).  These Terms of Use are intended to constitute a binding agreement between you and GLBC.  By browsing and using this website, you are agreeing to be legally bound and to abide by the Terms of Use.
 
The Terms of Use are subject to change by GLBC at any time at its discretion.  Your use of this site after such changes are implemented constitutes your acknowledgement and acceptance of the changes.  Please consult these Terms of Use regularly.

Do not use this website if you do not agree to these Terms of Use, or if you are not of legal age to visit this website, or if you live in a country where the consumption of alcohol or the content of this website is not permitted.

Trademarks, Copyrights and Ownership of Content
All trademarks, logos and service marks displayed on the website are registered and unregistered trademarks of GLBC and/or third parties who have authorized their use (collectively the “Trademarks”).  You are not permitted to use, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, distribute or modify these Trademarks in any manner except as specified in these Terms of Use.  GLBC retains all rights with respect to its trademarks, service marks and logos.

All material contained on this website is copyrighted and owned by GLBC unless otherwise stated.

The following are registered trademarks of Great Lakes Brewing Co.®:

Great Lakes®
Great Lakes Brewing Co.®
Alberta Clipper®
Barrel-Aged Blackout Stout®
Blackout Stout®
Burning River® Pale Ale
Chillwave® Double IPA
Commodore Perry® IPA
Conway’s Irish Ale®
The Doppelrock®
Dortmunder Gold® Lager
Edmund Fitzgerald® Porter
Eliot Ness® Amber Lager
Engine 20®
Glockenspiel®
Holy Moses White Ale®
Moondog ESB®
Nosferatu® Imperial Red Ale
Ohio City Oatmeal Stout®
Rally Drum Red Ale®
Rockefeller Bock®
Rye of the Tiger® IPA
Tripel Dog Dare®
Truth, Justice, and the American Ale®
The Wright Pils®
Great Lakes Burning River Fest®

The following are trademarks of Great Lakes Brewing Co.®:

5 Altbier™
Abbey Ave. Dubbel™
Aloha Ale™
Anniversary Ale™
Bailout Brew™
Barrel Select Pils™
Berlot™
Big Black Smoke™
Bridge War Black IPA™
Butcher's Brew™
Buzzcut Nut Brown Ale™
Cellar Dweller™
Christmas Ale™
Cleveland Brown Ale™
Cleveliner Weisse™
Fighting Heart Irish Red Ale™
Gilgamash™
Gold Rush California Common™
Great Lakes Bitter™
Great Lakes Brewzilla Pale Ale™
Highlander Scottish Ale™
Hop Madness™
Imperial Dortmunder™
Independence Ale™
Instigator Doppelbock™
Lake Erie Monster™ Imperial IPA
Loch Erie Scotch Ale™
Locktender Lager™
Lorelei Dunkel Weizen™
Market Street Wheat™
Midwest Lager™
Ohio City Farmhouse Saison™
Prohibition Pils™
Rackhouse Ale™
Red Right 88™
River Song English Pale Ale™
Rock's Rye™
Shift Beer IPA™
Silver & Gold IPL™
Silver Sonic Belgian IPA™
Spacewalker American Belgo™
The Stein Bock™
Tempus Fugit Ale­™
Thomas Jeffe-Weizen™
Wandering Pelican Black Lager™
West 25th Street Pale Ale™
Wet Hop American Summer™
Wit's End™
Wit Til Next Year!™
Wolfhound Stout™
Woodtooth Porter™
Yadig? Berliner Hopfenweissen™ (collaboration with Oskar Blues - 2014 Cleveland Beer Week)
York Street Bitter™

The material and content accessible from this site, including all text, artwork, images, photographs, names, logos, trademarks, service marks, brand identities, graphics, designs, copyrights, trade dress and other intellectual property appearing on the website (“Content”) are owned by GLBC, or its content providers, with all rights reserved and protected under copyright, trademark, trade dress and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws.  Except as provided in these Terms of Use, your use of any content without written permission from GLBC or the Content owner is strictly prohibited.  Accordingly, the content may not be copied, distributed, republished, uploaded, posted or transmitted in any way without the prior written consent of GLBC, except that you may print out a copy of the Content solely for your personal non-commercial use.  You may not modify any part of the Content and you shall not remove or alter, or cause to be removed or altered, any copyright, trademark, trade name, service mark or any other proprietary notice or legend contained in the Content.

Exception for Students
Students have a limited license to use the Content to complete class projects.  All class projects must include a disclaimer statement that the work or project is not sponsored by, associated with or endorsed by GLBC.  If you are a Student in compliance with this exception, you agree that no portion of the project bearing Content shall be uploaded or posted to the Internet in any manner including, but not limited to, uploading or posting to any commercial or non-commercial website, any social media website or any other vehicle that will reproduce GLBC Content on the Internet, unless 1) you have express written permission from GLBC to post or upload content, and 2) you include a disclaimer that the work or project is not sponsored by, associated with or endorsed by GLBC. 
 
Exception for Authorized Dealers, Distributors, Sales Representatives and Retailers
Authorized dealers, distributors, sales representatives and retailers  (“Users“) have a limited license to copy and use GLBC trademarks, trade dress and approved copy from the Online Media Library as accessed through the Distributor Login page (“Approved Property”) on promotional materials used to promote the associated products.  Promotional materials include approved advertisements, circulars, banners, signs and point of sale.  Each item of Approved Property that is used must be displayed in its entirety.  For example, modification or use of less than the entire trademark or logo is prohibited.  Approved Property associated with a particular brand of GLBC beer may only be used to promote the product that is available to the Users for sale and not expired.  At no time shall GLBC Approved Property promote the sale or consumption of the product after the product inventory has reached its expiration date.  

Prohibition of Use of GLBC Intellectual Property on Re-Purposed Products
Use of GLBC labels, caps, cartons and boxes, or any other merchandise bearing the trademarks, trade dress or other proprietary information of GLBC in connection with the promotion or sale of any commercial products not originating with GLBC is strictly prohibited.

Disclaimer
THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED “AS-IS”, and GLBC makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement.  GLBC does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of this website in terms of correctness, accuracy, reliability or otherwise.  

Exclusion of Liability
Your use of this website is at your own risk.  GLBC shall not be liable for any incidental, direct, indirect, punitive, actual, special, exemplary, consequential or other damages arising out of or in any way connected with the use of or inability to use this website or any information provided on this website. This includes, but is not limited to, damages or injury caused by error, omission, deterioration or corruption of files, failure of performance, delay in transmission, line failure or computer virus, worm, Trojan horse or other harmful component, deletion or corruption of email, loss of data and/or delays.

Indemnity
If you violate these Terms of Use, you agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless GLBC, its officers, directors, employees, agents and distributors against all claims which may be asserted against GLBC and all losses incurred as a result of your violation of these Terms of Use, including any use of Content other than as expressly authorized in these Terms of Use.   
 
Information You Provide
You hereby grant to GLBC the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, transmit, post, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display all content, remarks, suggestions, ideas, graphics or other information communicated to GLBC through this site (“Submission”) and to incorporate any submission in other works in any form or media now known or later developed.  GLBC is not required to treat any Submission as confidential and may use any Submission in its business without incurring any liability for royalties or any other consideration. 

You may not post, send, submit, publish or transmit in connection with this site any material that is unlawful, vulgar, obscene, pornographic, indecent, libelous or threatening, or otherwise objectionable material.  GLBC assumes no responsibility or liability for claims relating to any such material.

Privacy
GLBC will treat any personal information you submit through this site in accordance with its Privacy Policy.  You are encouraged to review the Privacy Policy regularly.

Links
You may not upload, post or otherwise distribute on this website anything protected by copyright or other proprietary rights unless the owner of the applicable copyright or proprietary right has given you express authorization to do so.  Unauthorized use, uploading, posting or distribution of content protected by copyright or other proprietary rights is illegal and subject to civil penalties and criminal prosecution.

This site may contain links to sites owned or operated by parties other than GLBC.  Such links are provided for your convenience only and are not sponsored by or affiliated with this site or GLBC.  GLBC does not control and is not responsible for the content or privacy policies on those sites.  Links are to be accessed at the user’s own risk, and GLBC makes no representations or warranties about the content, completeness or accuracy of the linked sites.  The inclusion of any hyperlink to a third party site does not imply endorsement by GLBC of that site.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)
It is our policy to respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement submitted to us in compliance with the DMCA and other applicable laws.  Pursuant to Section 512(c)(3) of the DMCA (17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3)), such a notification must be a written communication provided to GLBC that includes substantially the following:

(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 on a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works on 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 GLBC to locate the material.

(4) Information reasonably sufficient to permit GLBC 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.

(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.

Please consult your legal counsel or see Section 512(c)(3) of the DMCA (17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3)) to confirm these requirements are current.

The written notification should be sent to one of the following with attention to the “Copyright Compliance Department”:

Mail:     Copyright Compliance Department (Marketing)
            Great Lakes Brewing Company
            2516 Market Avenue
            Cleveland, Ohio 44113
Fax:      216-771-4466
Email:   glbcinfo@greatlakesbrewing.com

After receiving a notification of alleged infringement, GLBC will remove or disable access to the material claimed to be infringing or claimed to be the subject of infringing activity in an expeditious manner.  At the same time, GLBC will provide the user that provided the affected content with a copy of the notification.  The provider of affected material may make a counter notification pursuant to Sections 512(g)(2) and (3) of the DMCA.  Upon receipt of a proper counter notification, GLBC may reinstate the material in question.

A proper counter notification must be a written communication provided to GLBC that includes substantially the following:

(1) A physical or electronic signature of the provider.

(2) Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled.

(3) A statement under penalty of perjury that the provider has a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled.

(4) The provider’s name, address and telephone number, and a statement that the provider consents to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which the address is located, or if the provider’s address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which GLBC may be found, and that the provider will accept service of process from the person who provided notification under subsection (c)(1)(C) or an agent of such person.

Please consult your legal counsel or see Section 512(g)(3) of the DMCA (17 U.S.C. § 512(g)(3)) to confirm these requirements are current.

The written notification should be sent to one of the following with attention to the “Copyright Compliance Department”:

Mail:     Copyright Compliance Department (Marketing)
            Great Lakes Brewing Company
            2516 Market Avenue
            Cleveland, Ohio 44113
Fax:      216-771-4466
Email:   glbcinfo@greatlakesbrewing.com

Upon receipt of a counter notification in substantial compliance with the DMCA, GLBC will provide the person who provided the initial notification of claimed infringement with a copy of the counter notification promptly.  GLBC will replace the removed material and cease disabling access to it not less than ten (10), no more than fourteen (14), business days following receipt of the counter notice, unless GLBC first receives notice from the person who submitted the notification that such person has filed an action seeking a court order to restrain the provider from engaging in infringing activity relating to the material on GLBC’s system or network.

Social Networking
The Terms of Use apply to user-supplied content on pages of social networking sites operated by GLBC, such as, but not limited to, Facebook® and Twitter®.  User-supplied content as used herein refers to content supplied by users of the social networking sites.

Venue and Jurisdiction
This site is controlled by GLBC in the State of Ohio.  By entering and using this site, you agree that any claim relating to this website, the services provided through this website or to these Terms of Use shall be governed by Ohio law and that exclusive jurisdiction resides in the courts of the State of Ohio.

No Waiver
GLBC’s failure to enforce any provision of these Terms of Use shall not be deemed a waiver of such provision or of the right to enforce that provision for past or future actions on the part of any person.

Severability
If any provision of these Terms of Use is found to be unlawful, void or unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms of Use and shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any remaining provisions.

Notice
The Terms of Use and Privacy Policy are subject to change.  Continued use of the website affirms your consent to the current Terms of Use provisions.