Corkscore is a team of creative, committed wine enthusiasts with deep technology and commercial skills. The company is currently based in Sydney Australia and is self funding. Our philosophy is to offer to the wine enthusiast a secure repository for their wine notes, providing that essential memory of wines enjoyed over time.
We add to that the capability of search and social networking to enhance the discovery of new wines that our users are very likely to enjoy.
Corkscore revenues will be generated by advertising to wineries and merchants, offering purchase options for wines that our users enjoy or discover. We will always focus on services for the consumer rather than the vendor.
The Corkscore team is dynamic and experienced with a clear focus on leveraging technology for the benefit of our constituents and achieving a commercially viable long term outcome. We are also passionate wine aficionados with deep understanding of the wine industry and consumers.
Lars Herold is an entrepreneur and business strategist. As a consultant to leading players in the wine industry, Lars has developed a strong understanding of wine consumers and the wine industry as a whole. Previously he worked as a Management Consultant with McKinsey & Company, advising leading corporations in Europe, Asia and the Middle East on key strategic and operational issues. His clients include companies from the consumer goods, personal finance, transportation and other sectors. During his high school years he co-founded a start-up in the mobile phone space. In 2003 set up Miyow, an innovative music startup. He has significant work experience in Asia, including Hong Kong, Mainland China, Korea and Japan. Lars has a strong energy level and loves to roll up his sleeves.
Peter Williams is an entrepreneur and innovator with over 20 years experience in commercializing ICT research and technology. Since 1987, Peter's career has revolved around enabling ICT organizations - his own, start-ups and global blue chip companies - to develop and realize IP strategies. As a result, he has been constantly involved in both developing a pipeline of investor-ready opportunities and in facilitating their commercialization. Peter has consulted to IBM, Sony, ATT, EMI, Mitsubishi, BMG, Universal, Arbitron, Concert Communications, Telstra and Venture Capital companies in the UK, US and Australia. Peter was formerly Vice President Strategic Development of InterTrust Technologies Corp, recognised as the world's leading innovator in DRM. He has also been involved in the inception, development and success of Micromuse, Orchestream, Tideway, MusicPoint, Wedgetail and Visionbytes. He was until recently CEO of Capital Markets technology, the commercialization arm of the Capital Markets CRC. He currently holds three issued patents, with a number of additional applications in process.
Kishor is in charge of all technical and software development. Kishor has designed software for Informatica and NICTA and designed and developed the open source software Elefant. Kishor has over 12 years of experience in development of software applications/products for Silicon Valley companies. He is a seasoned experienced programmer with project management background. Before NICTA, Kishor was a Project Manager for Embedded Systems at Jopasana Software & Systems Ltd, India, where he managed and delivered several offshore projects working in parallel with teams in the USA. He has also developed various software applications in the area of embedded systems, networking, process control systems, real time monitoring and Internet applications.
Terence is an entrepreneur with strong creative vision. Inventive with an eye towards the future, he has worked in user interaction design and web app development as part of small focused teams. His previous work includes frontend of a media rights and logistics system for a large multinational, and cutting edge work for a capital market research body. As a co-founder of startups, including Miyow, Terence participated in business development and strategy, and helped develop a unique audio personalisation technology. Deep creativity, innovative problem solving skills, and the ability to swiftly identify the needs of clients are Terence's strengths. A childhood spent in family-owned French-Australian and Chinese restaurants forms the foundation for his love of wine and food.
Corkscore Pty Ltd
Locked Bag 2222, Brookvale Business Centre, Brookvale NSW 2100, Australia
70 131 113 052
Corkscore enables its users to store their wine tasting notes and manage their cellars through mobile phones, Blackberries and iPhones and through the internet, and to share those notes with their friends. Corkscore is designed entirely to benefit its members. Each member has full control over his or her Corkscore page and wine tasting content created for that page by the member ("User Content"), including the friends with whom such User Content may be shared.
Corkscore does not sell wine itself. However, many jurisdictions have very wide laws governing the advertising and sale of alcohol, whether directly or indirectly, including prohibitions on the advertising and sale of alcohol to minors. By becoming a Corkscore member, you represent and warrant that you are at least the minimum age required within your jurisdiction to purchase alcoholic substances and beverages.
You acknowledge that Corkscore is available for your personal, non-commercial use only in posting your wine tasting notes to your Corkscore page. You represent, warrant and agree that User Content submitted through your account or otherwise posted, transmitted, or shared by you on or through Corkscore will not violate or infringe the rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity or other personal or proprietary rights; or contain libelous, defamatory or otherwise unlawful material. We hate to say this, but you must use Corkscore only for posting wine tasting notes to your page and not for:
You are solely responsible for User Content you post on or through Corkscore, or transmit to or share with other users. You may not post, transmit, or share User Content on Corkscore that you did not create or that you do not have permission to post. You understand and agree that the Corkscore may, but is not obligated to, review User Content and may delete or remove (without notice) any User Content which in its sole discretion and for any reason whatsoever, breaches these Terms and Conditions of Use. You are solely responsible at your sole cost and expense for creating backup copies and replacing any User Content you post or store on Corkscore.
When you post User Content to Corkscore, you authorize and direct us to make such copies as we deem necessary in order to facilitate the posting and storage of the User Content. By posting User Content to Corkscore, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to Corkscore an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, worldwide license to use, copy, display, reformat, translate and distribute such User Content in connection with the purposes and objectives of Corkscore. If you choose to remove your User Content, the license granted above will automatically expire. Corkscore does not assert any ownership over your User Content. You retain full ownership of all of your User Content and any intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights associated with your User Content, subject only to the license granted to Corkscore pursuant to these Terms and Conditions of Use.
Corkscore Pty Ltd operates Huonhooke.com and provides the subscription facilities. No payment information is stored on this site. We use Recurly.com to manage subscription and payment details. The Payment Gateway to process payments is provided by Paypal. Unless stated otherwise, the period for paid membership to Corkscore.com and Huonhooke.com is 12 months. We do not offer full or partial refunds of membership fees for any reason. Membership commences with the payment of the membership fee and cannot be suspended for any reason until the last day of the membership period. Delivery of the membership is in digital form. Upon payment for the subscription, subscribers will define their own login name and password and receive an invoice with the amount paid. Unless stated otherwise, all prices are in Australian Dollars. Membership can be terminated by sending an email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The only information you need to provide Corkscore on registration is your mobile number, your email address and a username. We use your mobile number to identify incoming SMS wine reviews as yours so we can direct them to your account. This together with a pass word selected by you is all that is required to log on to your Corkscore page.
We do not ask you to provide verifiable information relating to your birth date. We do ask you to warrant that you are above the minimum age applicable in the jurisdiction in which you reside for the purchase and consumption of alcohol.
When you use our website, we collect your browser type and IP address and log in information and may store that information using "cookies". A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's computer tied to information about the user. We use session ID cookies to confirm that users are logged in. These cookies terminate once the user closes the browser. By default, we use a persistent cookie that stores your login ID (but not your password) to make it easier for you to login when you use Corkscore again. You can remove or block this cookie using the settings in your browser if you want to disable this convenience but it will take longer for you to log in to use the website.
When you use Corkscore, you may set up your personal profile to share your collected wine reviews with a nominated group of friends. We collect this information so that we can provide this service. When you update information, we usually keep a backup copy of the prior version for a reasonable period of time.
Any improper collection or misuse of information provided on Corkscore is a violation of the Corkscore Terms and Conditions of Use and should be reported to email@example.com .
Corkscore enables you to manage information relating to your interest in wine (including tastings and your cellar) and to communicate and share that information with your friends, but you and you alone choose the information you provide to friends and networks through Corkscore. By default, Corkscore allows other users, who reviewed a same wine, to view reviews of other users anonymously. If you do not wish your reviews to be displayed anonymously, please turn this feature off in your preferences. Corkscore does not provide access to your information to anyone under any circumstances (short of legal compulsion), including third party marketers. Should you wish to deal with third parties who advertise product offerings on or through Corkscore, you must initiate the dealings.
Corkscore collects and aggregates non-personal data to analyse general trends and usage patterns. We provide statistical information based on this data to advertisers, affiliates, and other current and potential business partners. We may also use the aggregate data to inform third parties as to the number of people who have seen and clicked on links to their sites.
Corkscore funds itself through selling advertising through third-party ad servers or ad networks. These third-party ad servers or ad networks may, when you log on to Corkscore, use technology to send, directly to your browser, the advertisements that appear within Corkscore and they automatically receive your IP Address and other log file information when this happens. Such third-party ad servers may also use other technologies (such as cookies) to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and to personalize their advertising content. Corkscore does not provide your personally identifiable information to these third-party ad servers or ad networks.
Corkscore may be required to disclose user information under compulsion of law through subpoenas, court orders, warrants or in order to comply with applicable laws. We do not reveal information until we have a good faith belief that an information request by law enforcement or private litigants meets applicable legal standards. Additionally, we may share account or other information when we believe it is necessary to comply with law, to protect our interests or property, and to prevent fraud or other illegal activity perpetrated through Corkscore.
Corkscore web site contains links to third party sites. Unless otherwise explicitly stated, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites, including such sites' use of any data.
Keep in mind that, while Corkscore encourages all third parties involved — such as our affiliates and advertisers, to adhere to our policies regarding our users' privacy and to otherwise handle personal data in a responsible manner, we cannot and do not assume any responsibility for any acts or omissions of third parties, including the manner in which they use data received either from Corkscore or independently.
Access and control over your personal information on Corkscore is readily available through editing tools. Corkscore users may modify or delete any of their profile information at any time by logging into their account. Individuals who wish to deactivate their Corkscore account may do so on Corkscore. Removed information may persist in backup copies for a reasonable period of time but will not otherwise be generally available to anyone, including the member who has deactivated his or her account.