These terms and conditions (hereinafter “Terms”) govern Your use of the following website (which is hereinafter referred to as “the Product”): colonialgemstones.com
The Product is owned and operated by: colonialgemstones.com
These Terms constitute a binding contract between You and: colonialgemstones.com
In connection with Your use of the Product, we may also provide You with access to various other content, documentation, materials, information, goods or services. In these Terms, we refer to all of these items collectively as “the Items”.
These Terms will govern Your use of all pages of the Product, as well as Your use of the Items.
If You continue to use the Product, You acknowledge that You have been given the chance to review the Terms. You acknowledge that You understand the Terms and that You agree to be bound by the Terms.
If You do not understand the Terms, if You do not agree to be bound by the Terms, or if You need more time to review and consider the Terms, then You must stop using the Product immediately.
“Australian Consumer Law” means the Australian Consumer Law which is contained in the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Commonwealth).
“Company IP” includes, but is not limited to, the contents, layout, design, colours, appearance, graphics and imagery of the Product, Content and Materials as well as all copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents and other intellectual property contained in the Product, Content and Materials.
“Content” means any content, writing, images, audiovisual content or other information published on the Product.
“Contract” means these terms and conditions.
“Dispute” means any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or in relation to these Terms, including any dispute, controversy or claim relating to the existence, validity or termination of these Terms.
“Effective Date” means the date that these Terms come into force.
“Goods” means any or all goods provided by or on the Product.
“Identifying Information” means information provided by You when registering to use the Items, including but not limited to Your name and email address, a user name and a password.
“Items” means any and all of the Product, Goods, Services, Content and Materials collectively.
“Materials” means any materials, information or documentation that We may provide to You in connection with Your use of the Goods or Services or Product including documentation, data, information developed by Us or owned by Us, and other materials which may assist in Your use of Goods or Services or Product.
“Parties” means both You (the user of the Product) and Us (the owner of the Product) collectively.
“Product” means the website including all pages, all sub pages, all blogs, all forums, all other connected pages and all other connected internet content whatsoever, the home page or main page of which is located at: colonialgemstones.com
“Services” means any or all services provided by or on the Product.
“Terms” means these terms and conditions.
“Us”, “We”, “Our” or “the Owner” refers to colonialgemstones.com
“Us”, “We”, “Our” or “the Owner” also includes any employees, affiliates, agents or other representatives of colonialgemstones.com
“You” or “Your” refers to the user of the Product.
“Your Content” means any Content posted to or added to the Product, Content or Materials by You or by somebody authorised by You or doing so on Your behalf.
a. In these Terms, unless the context otherwise requires, the following rules of interpretation shall apply:
I. Words referring to one gender include every other gender.
Words referring to a singular number include the plural, and words referring to a plural include the singular.
Words referring to a person or persons includes companies, firms, corporations, organisations and vice versa.
Any obligation on a Party not to do something includes an obligation not to allow that thing to be done.
YOUR AGREEMENT AND REPRESENTATIONS
a. By continuing to use the Product and the Items You warrant and acknowledge that You have had the chance to review and consider the Terms, that You understand the Terms and that You agree to be bound by the Terms. If You do not understand the Terms or do not agree to be bound by them then you must stop using the Items immediately. We only agree to provide use of the Items to You if You agree to these Terms.
By continuing to use the Product and the Items You represent and warrant to Us that You have legal capacity to enter these Terms.
By continuing to use the Product and the Items You represent and warrant to Us that You have complied with all of these Terms.
a. In order to use the Items, You must be aged at least 18 years.
b. By using the Items, You represent and warrant that You are aged at least 18 years.
We accept no responsibility or liability for any misrepresentation of Your age.
LICENCE TO USE PRODUCT, CONTENT AND MATERIALS
a. We may provide You with certain other Items in connection with Your use of the Product.
Subject to these Terms, We grant You a licence to use the Product, Content and Materials solely in connection with Your use of the Items. The licence created under these Terms is non-exclusive, limited, non-transferable, worldwide and revocable.
You may not use the Product, Content or Materials for any purpose other than in accordance with the licence that is provided under this clause, and this licence to use the Product, Content and Materials terminates upon Your cessation of use of the Items or upon termination of this Contract.
SALE OF GOODS/SERVICES
a. We may sell Goods or Services or may allow third parties to sell Goods or Services on the Product. If this occurs, then some specific exclusions of liability will apply, as described in the “Exclusion of Liability” clause.
Please refer to Our additional terms and conditions for sale of goods and/or terms and conditions for sale of services as applicable.
EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY
a. The Product, Content and Materials are provided for general information only and may change at any time without prior notice.
You accept and acknowledge that the Items may contain mistakes, errors and inaccuracies.
c Your use of the Product, Content and Materials is entirely at Your risk. It is Your responsibility to make sure that any Goods, Services, Materials, Content or other information available through the Product suits Your particular purpose.
d. Neither We, nor any third parties, provide any guarantees or warranties regarding the accuracy, completeness, performance, reliability, timeliness, quality, merchantability, safety, legality or suitability for a particular purpose of the Items.
e. To the maximum extent permitted by law, We hereby expressly exclude all warranties, guarantees, representations or terms (whether express or implied) except for those expressly set out in these Terms.
To the maximum extent permitted by law, We hereby expressly exclude any liability in relation to the accuracy, completeness, performance, reliability, timeliness, quality, merchantability, safety, legality or suitability for a particular purpose of the Items.
g. To the maximum extent permitted by law, We hereby expressly exclude any liability in relation to loss of data, interruption to Your business or any damages which are incidental to or arise from such loss of data or interruption to business.
To the maximum extent permitted by law, We will not be liable for any damage, loss, cost or expense including legal costs and expenses, whether direct or indirect, incurred by You in connection with Your use of the Items.
CONDITIONS OF SALE
For exchange, goods must be in original condition with no damage, scratches or signs of wear. All packaging and certificates must be returned and accompanied by a valid proof of purchase. Please visit Our Refund Policy
Claims stating goods are faulty or wrongly described must be made within 14 days of sale or such further time as is reasonable with regard to the terms of any manufacturers guarantee and any warranties implied by legislation.
a. We may arrange Free delivery of Physical Goods by courier or by Australia Post. We process deliveries promptly upon receipt of full payment.
International Delivery of Goods are subject to the control of customs authorities, all customs duties, taxes payable by you as a customer.
Delivery of physical goods within Australia may take: between 7 and 14 Business Days
Delivery of physical Goods outside of Australia may take: Between 7 and 21 Business Days
Any digital Goods are delivered immediately. You acknowledge and accept that there are inherent risks with downloading any digital Goods. Please contact Us using the details at the end of these Terms if You experience technical problems regarding delivery of digital Goods.
We take no responsibility for Goods that are lost or damaged during delivery.
We may choose in Our sole discretion whether or not to replace Goods which are lost or damaged during delivery.
Any disputes regarding physical Goods which are lost or damaged during delivery should be directly taken up with the relevant international courier company or with Australia Post as applicable.
The Customer acknowledges and agrees that the Deposit is genuine pre-estimate of the costs incurred by the Company of designing, sampling, testing and manufacturing the goods in accordance with the Order.
The Customer must, upon taking possession of the Goods, inspect the Goods and immediately notify the Company in writing if the Goods are not fit for any purpose for which the Customer intends to use the Goods, have any defect or otherwise do not meet any Specifications.
The Company will use its reasonable endeavours to deliver the Goods on any date specified or estimated by the Company however such dates are estimates only and the Company will not be liable for late or part delivery of the Goods and later delivery of Goods does not entitle the Customer to cancel any order for the Goods
We may immediately terminate these Terms at any time, with or without cause.
We specifically reserve the right to terminate these Terms if You breach these Terms in any way.
These Terms terminate automatically if we cease to operate the Product for any reason.
If You have registered for an account with Us, You may terminate these Terms at any time by contacting Us and requesting termination.
e. At the termination of these Terms, any provisions which would by their nature be expected to survive termination shall remain in full force and effect, including but not limited to Our exclusions of liability as outlined in the “Exclusions of Liability” clause.
You agree not to use the Product or the Items for any unlawful purpose or any purpose prohibited under this clause. You agree not to use the Product or the Items in any way that could damage the Product, the Items, or Our general business.
You further agree not to use the Product or the Items:
I. to harass, abuse, or threaten any other person or to otherwise violate any other person’s legal rights;
to violate any intellectual property rights of Us or of any third party;
III. to upload or otherwise disseminate any computer viruses or other software that may damage the property of another;
to commit any kind of fraud;
to engage in or create any unlawful gambling, sweepstakes or pyramid schemes;
to publish or distribute any obscene or defamatory material;
VII. to publish or distribute any material that incites violence, hatred or discrimination towards any person, group or community;
VIII. to unlawfully gather information about others.
c. Unauthorised use by You of the Items may be a criminal offence and may give rise to a claim for damages.
VARIATION OF TERMS
a. You hereby acknowledge and agree that these Terms may be varied or amended from time to time in Our sole discretion. If You continue to use the Product following any such variation or amendment You will be deemed to have confirmed and agreed to the new Terms as varied or amended.
You agree to routinely monitor these Terms and to refer to the Effective Date posted at the top of these Terms in order to monitor any modifications or variations. You further agree to clear Your cache when doing so in order to avoid accessing a prior version of these Terms.
In the event that You fail to monitor any modifications to or variations of these Terms, You agree that such failure shall be considered an affirmative waiver of Your right to review the modified or varied Terms.
CHANGES TO PRODUCT
a. You acknowledge and agree that We may, in Our sole discretion, vary, alter, amend, change or update the Content, Materials or the Product at any time.
You acknowledge, agree and accept that the Product may be unavailable from time to time (whether it is unavailable due to maintenance or for any other reason).
You acknowledge, agree and accept that We take no responsibility for, and to the maximum extent permitted by law we shall not be liable in any way for the Items being temporarily unavailable, whether due to reasons within our control or not.
a. The Items contain intellectual property that is owned by Us and/or that is licensed to Us. This includes, but is not limited to, the contents, layout, design, colours, appearance, graphics and imagery of the Product, Content, Materials and Goods as well as all copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents and other intellectual property contained in the Items (hereinafter “Company IP”).
b. You hereby acknowledge and agree that, as between Us and You, We own all intellectual property rights in the Items and that nothing in these Terms amounts to a transfer of any intellectual property rights from Us to You.
c. You hereby acknowledge and agree not to use the Company IP for any unlawful or infringing purpose.
You hereby acknowledge and agree not to reproduce or distribute the Company IP in any way, including electronically or via registration of any new trademarks, trade names, service marks or Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) without express written permission from Us.
e. All of the provisions of this clause in relation to “Intellectual property” shall survive any termination of these Terms.
a. You may be asked to register with Us in order to use or access the Items.
If You register with Us, You may be asked to provide personal details such as Your name and email address, as well as choosing a user name and a password (“Identifying Information”). This Identifying Information will allow You to access the Items.
You acknowledge that You are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of any Identifying Information You provide as part of the registration process.
You agree that You will not share your Identifying Information with any third party and if You discover that Your Identifying Information has been compromised, You agree to notify Us immediately in writing.
You acknowledge that You are responsible for maintaining the safety and security of Your Identifying Information as well as keeping Us informed of any changes to Your Identifying Information.
You acknowledge that providing false or misleading information, or using the Items to further fraud or unlawful activity is grounds for immediate termination of these Terms.
a. Through Your use of the Product or other Items, You may provide Us with some of Your personal information. By using the Product or Items, You authorise Us to use Your information in Australia and any other country where We operate.
We take Our privacy obligations very seriously.
REVERSE ENGINEERING AND SECURITY
You agree not to:
a. reverse engineer, or attempt to reverse engineer or disassemble any code or software from or on the Items; and
b. violate the security of the Items through any unauthorised access, circumvention of encryption or other security tools, data mining or interference with any host, user or network.
You are prohibited from using the Items for the purpose of gathering email addresses and/or personal information from people, companies or other organisations and/or for sending bulk emails or unsolicited emails.
a. Australian Consumer Law: You may have certain rights, warranties, guarantees and remedies under the Australian Consumer Law, which is contained in the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth), and these rights, warranties, guarantees and remedies may not be restricted, modified or excluded by Us. Our liability to you is governed solely by these Terms and the Australian Consumer Law.
b. Applicable law: Your use of the Product and the Items is subject to the laws of Victoria and each party submits to the jurisdiction of the courts of Victoria.
Written communication: In relation to any correspondence or notification which is required under these Terms to be provided in writing from one party to the other party:
I. such notice is properly given if given to the other party:
A. by email to an email address that the other party has nominated, acknowledged or used in connection with the use of the Product or other Items.
by facsimile to a facsimile address which the other party has nominated, acknowledged or used in connection with the use of the Product or other Items.
by post to a postal address the other party has nominated, acknowledged or used in connection with the use of the Product or other Items.
II. such notice is taken to be received:
A. if sent by email, when the email becomes capable of being retrieved by the recipient at the relevant email address.
if sent by facsimile, at the time shown of correct and complete transmission to the recipient’s facsimile number by the sending machine.
if sent by prepaid post within Australia, five (5) days after the date of posting.
if sent by prepaid post to or from an address outside Australia, twenty one (21) days after the date of posting.
d. No assignment: You must not assign, sub-licence or otherwise deal in any way with your rights under these Terms without Our prior written consent.
e. Severability: If any clause or sub-clause of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable, it is to be read down or severed such that the remaining clauses and sub-clauses will be enforced to the maximum extent possible. In such circumstances, the remainder of these Terms shall continue in full force and effect.
f. No waiver: In the event that We fail to enforce any provision of these Terms, this shall not constitute a waiver of any future enforcement of that provision or of any other provision. Waiver of any clause or sub-clause of these Terms will not constitute a waiver of any other clause or sub-clause.
Headings for convenience only: Headings of clauses and sub-clauses under these Terms are for convenience only. Headings shall not affect the meaning of any provision of these Terms.
Parties must take all reasonable steps: Each party must, at its own expense, take all reasonable steps and do all that is reasonably necessary to give full effect to these Terms and the events contemplated by them.
Separate agreements: You may have other legal agreements with Us. Those other legal agreements are separate from and are in addition to these Terms. These Terms do not alter, amend, revise or replace the terms of any other legal agreements You may have with Us.
You can contact us about these Terms using the following details: