The “Fine Print”

Privacy Policy

Who we are

The Maumee Valley Whiskey Society is a 501(c)3 organization located in Maumee, OH USA. Our website address is:


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When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

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Embedded content from other websites

Content on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email. All data collected is for use of the Maumee Valley Whiskey Society, it will not be sold or transmitted to any other person or organization with your express concent.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where your data is sent

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Terms & Conditions

MVWS Bottle Raffle 

Rules and Regulations 


1. The Maumee Valley Whiskey Society (MVWS) is the sponsor of The Bottle Raffle (the  “Raffle”). MVWS is a not-for-profit corporation located in northwest Ohio and is qualified as a 501(c)(3) exempt organization. A Majority of the proceeds from this Raffle will be used to support the cause listed in the descriptions as “benefit for”.

2. The raffle will have multiple winners, each bottle will be a separate prize. Single bottles will be awarded to different winners. Raffle tickets are $10 each. Raffle tickets will be sold by MVWS beginning on the listed start date until the sooner of: (i) the “raffle sale end date” is reached, or (ii) 1000 tickets are sold. There will be exactly five (5) winners of this raffle. Each entrant, regardless of the number of tickets purchased, is only eligible to win one (1) item in this raffle. The first winner will select from all available options, the second winner will select from the remaining bottles, this will be repeated until all offered items are claimed. To streamline the process of selecting bottles, specify your desired bottles in order from most desired to least desired in the comments section of the check out page. If a winner has not specified their preferences, MVWS will attempt to contact them at all provided contact points one time, winners will need to respond within 24 hours, or their selection will be bypassed.

3. Eligibility. Any person 21 years of age or older, residing where the Raffle  is not prohibited, may purchase a Raffle ticket (“Ticket”) to be entered in  the Raffle. MVWS reserves the right to require proof of age upon the  purchase of a Ticket and reserves the right to refuse to sell a Ticket to any  individual not believed to be an eligible participant. An affidavit of eligibility  may be required from the Ticket Holder who wins the Prize. If the winning  Ticket Holder is not eligible, then such winning Ticket Holder will not  receive the Prize and MVWS will draw until an eligible Ticket Holder is selected.

4. Rules. By purchasing a Ticket, each Ticket Holder accepts and agrees to  be bound by all the rules, limitations, conditions, restrictions and other  provisions set herein these Rules and Regulations (the “Rules”), as well as  all applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations. MVWS’s  decisions in all matters concerning the Raffle and its interpretation and  application of the Rules shall be final. Please contact MVWS if you  have questions regarding the Rules or the Raffle. The Raffle is void where  prohibited by law.

5. Releases. By purchasing a Ticket, each Ticket Holder releases MVWS, its directors, officers, and members, from any and all  liability with respect to the Raffle, including, but not limited to, the selection process and the interpretation and application of the Rules, and from any and all liability for injuries, losses, or damages of any kind caused by the Prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of  the Prize. Each Ticket Holder agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold MVWS harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims, and  actions of any kind (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’  fees), arising in connection with or as a result of any person’s participation  in the Raffle or the winner’s acceptance or use of the Prize. Each Ticket Holder agrees that the Ticket Holder’s name, likeness, and any statements made by the Ticket Holder regarding the Prize may be disclosed to, and used by, MVWS for advertising or publicity purposes without any compensation, and released to and used by any news media.

6. Tickets. As referenced above, the cost to purchase a Ticket for the Raffle is $10.00 (U.S. Funds only). A maximum of 1,000 Tickets will be sold for any given raffle. Any eligible person may purchase one or more Tickets. There are no  limits to the number of Tickets that a person may purchase. Odds of  winning depend on the number of valid Tickets sold. The IRS has taken the  position that amounts paid for chances in raffles, lotteries, or similar  drawings for valuable prizes are not gifts, and consequently do not qualify  as deductible charitable contributions. A Ticket is not valid and shall not be entered in the Raffle until full and satisfactory payment for such Ticket is received by MVWS. Tickets are not transferable once purchased. The cost of the Ticket is not tax deductible.

7. Failure of Payment. If a Ticket Holder’s payment by credit card is  declined, a Ticket Holder’s check is dishonored by the bank for any reason  or payment is otherwise failed by a Ticket Holder at least (1) business day  prior to the drawing, such Ticket Holder’s Ticket shall be null and void and  will not be entered in the drawing. In the event such Ticket is inadvertently  included in the drawing, such Ticket shall not be valid and MVWS will  pick another Ticket if it wins the Raffle. MVWS may, but is not required, to notify the invalidated Ticket Holder by telephone and/or email using the information provided by the Ticket Holder at the time the Ticket is acquired; however, any failure to contact the Ticket Holder shall not cause the Ticket to become valid, cause the Ticket to be entered in the  Raffle, or give rise to any claim or cause of action on behalf of the  invalidated Ticket Holder.

8. Multiple-Party Tickets. In the event that more than one name is listed on  a Ticket, the first name listed shall be deemed to be the Ticket Holder.  Delivery of the Prize shall be made to the Ticket Holder. It is the  responsibility of the Ticket Holder to allocate the Prize among the  participants in a Ticket owned by multiple-parties and MVWS, its  directors, officers, and members, shall have no liability for any  failure to do so.

9. Raffle Drawing. The Raffle Drawing shall take place within 10 days after  Raffle Sales End Date. The winning number will be picked randomly, and  the winner of the Prize will be the Ticket Holder who has purchased a valid  Ticket whose name, phone number and address matches the Ticket  purchased in our database. If the Raffle is not held for any reason, all  money will be returned to the Ticket Holders. There is no substitution of  prizes. TICKET HOLDERS NEED NOT BE PRESENT AT THE RAFFLE  DRAWING TO WIN.

10. Claiming a Prize. Winning Ticket Holders will be notified by phone and/or email at the number or email address provided when purchasing the Ticket. MVWS shall notify the winner within seven  days of the drawing. The winner shall claim the Prize within fourteen days of the drawing. If the Prize is not claimed within such fourteen day period, then the Prize shall be deemed to be forfeited by the winning Ticket Holder and may be re-raffled or sold by MVWS. The name of the winner will be available at the Maumee Valley Whiskey Society.

11. Obligations of Winning Ticket Holders. Except as otherwise provided  herein, the Ticket Holder who wins the Prize is responsible for all costs  associated with the Prize, including, but not limited to, any local, state, and  federal taxes that may be applicable. The winning Ticket Holder shall claim  the Prize in person at the offices of MVWS located at 302 W Sohpia St #A Maumee, OH 43537, unless other arrangements are made with MVWS. The winning Ticket Holder must present a valid Raffle ticket receipt (that  Ticket Holder received via email upon purchase) and ID, both as acceptable to MVWS. MVWS will have no responsibility to ship the Prize to the winning Ticket Holder, especially if such shipment would otherwise violate local, state, or federal law. If the winning Ticket Holder  makes arrangements with MVWS to lawfully ship the Prize to the winning Ticket Holder, then the winning Ticket Holder shall pay for all delivery and insurance costs and shall be responsible for any risk associated with shipment and delivery, and MVWS shall have no responsibility for any risk of loss. Ticket Holders are advised to consult with a tax advisor with respect to taxability of the Prize for income tax purposes.