Introduction and Acceptance of BirdLife Malta’s Terms and Conditions of Sale
The general Terms and Conditions of Sale detailed below govern the contractual relationship between the ‘User’ (hereafter also referred to as ‘You’ or the ‘Customer’) and ‘BirdLife Malta’ (hereafter also referred to as ‘We’ or the ‘Website’), belonging to the NGO, BirdLife Malta VO/0052 VAT no. 1252-2003. Both parties accept these Conditions unreservedly. These general Conditions of Sale are the only conditions that are applicable and replace all other conditions, except in the case of express, written, prior dispensation. We maintain that, by confirming your order, you have read and do unreservedly accept our general Conditions of Sale. These Terms and Conditions of Sale are important to you and BirdLife Malta as they are used to protect your rights as a valued customer and our rights as the seller.
Changes to the Terms of Service and the Website
BirdLife Malta is a dynamic organisation, and as such things may change, be added or be taken away. We reserve the right to update the Website and these Terms of Service from time to time, at our discretion and without any notice. It is solely your responsibility to keep up-to-date with the latest Terms and Conditions by checking back regularly. Your continued use of the Website following the publishing of updated Terms of Service will be taken to mean that you have read and agree to the changes.
Access to the Website
We work hard to ensure the Website is always up and available, but we can’t guarantee that the Website will not have downtime for any reason. We reserve the right to close the Website for short periods of time for general maintenance, but will attempt to keep this to a minimum. We will not be liable if for any reason all or any part of the Website is unavailable at any time, for any length of time.
Parts of the Website may require you to input a password to access certain features. This is to be able to give you details relevant to your order whilst still keeping them private to you. To do this, as part of our security procedures, we may require you to register an account with BirdLife Malta by entering your email and choosing a secure password. We highly recommend that you choose a strong password that is hard for others to guess, and you log out from your account at the end of every session. There is a password reset procedure in case you forget your password. You must treat your account login information as confidential, not disclosing it to any third party and only using BirdLife Malta in person. If you think there may have been any breach of security then it is your responsibility to notify us immediately and if login is possible, to change your password. All details given at any point during the process will be handled by BirdLife Malta as per GDPR legislation.
It is a condition of your use of the Website that all the information you provide on the Website is correct, current and complete. We reserve the right to disable any user account at our sole discretion, at any time for any or no reason, including if, in our opinion, you have failed to comply with any provision of these Terms of Service.
BirdLife Malta takes great care when putting product information, descriptions and images online but will not be held responsible for any mistakes or omissions to any information given.
The prices indicated on BirdLife Malta are shown in euro and do not include delivery. The delivery costs are clearly shown and billed at the end of the order in addition to the price of the products. We reserve the right to modify our prices at any moment but this will be indicated to you on the order at the time the order is placed. If an obviously incorrect price appears on our website and is not corrected on your total at the time of order completion, for whatever reason (human error, technical error etc.), your order will be cancelled and the payment refunded to you, even if it has been initially validated.
We will always endeavour to fulfil your order once completed and paid for. If a product should become unavailable after your order has been confirmed and paid for, we will refund the price you paid for the product within 30 days following the date of payment. If your order includes products that are temporarily unavailable, they should not appear on the website. In the unlikely case that they will appear, we will inform you accordingly and we will send the available products out first and will follow with the outstanding items once they are available again. If relevant, we will offer you a replacement for an unavailable product, a product of equal price and quality. If you accept the replacement, and then wish to return it to us in the conditions outlined under Right of Return, the return postage will be covered by us. If you choose to decline this offer, and the original product is permanently unavailable, we will reimburse the price of the unavailable product.
BirdLife Malta currently offers one way to pay for your order through the merchant Truevo. These payment options use advanced SSL encryption to keep your transaction secure and do not cost you anything to use (BirdLife Malta is charged as the seller, you are not charged as the buyer) so you will not pay anything extra for your order. You do not need to hold an account with this Merchant to use these methods of payments. Please refer to Truevo for full terms and conditions of use. Your payment will appear on your statement as “birdlifemalta.org”.
Your order will be delivered to the address you indicated when your order was placed. The products bought on BirdLife Malta can be delivered worldwide.
BirdLife Malta does everything in its power to respect reasonable delivery times as stipulated by the local postal service. We cannot, however, be held responsible for the consequences of a late delivery or the loss of a package caused by a third-party contracted to make delivery, or by you, or because of some unforeseen event. Your package is sent using normal mail which does not allow an easy investigation to be carried out in cases where the products are not received. We would still inform the company used and will inform buyer about the results accordingly. Should anyone wish to have the items sent by registered and tracked mail they would need to contact us before effecting a purchase.
Right of Return
BirdLife Malta allows you 45 days to return a product that you are not satisfied with. Your right of return starts from the moment you place your order. You can return the product to us within this time frame, at your own expense, with your order confirmation.
We request that you send us the merchandise by registered post and that you purchase insurance with your carrier for the value of the merchandise. This is necessary should they lose or damage the goods. Shipping fees remain the customer’s responsibility. The present right of return only applies to products that are returned in their original, complete condition. Any product that has been damaged, is not in its original packaging, or has packaging that has been worn beyond simply opening the product, will not be refunded. The deadlines mentioned above are effective from the date order.
The return address is:
57/28 Marina Court
Abate Rigord Street
If the product is returned within 45 days of its delivery, the customer will be reimbursed via the same payment method as was used initially.
Privacy and protection of personal data
The details you give us are essential for the processing and delivery of your orders, for billing and for the establishment of warranty contracts, therefore failure to provide these details will result in the cancellation of your order. Communicating false information is contrary to the present general Terms and Conditions.
You have the permanent right to access and rectify all the information that concerns you, in accordance with European texts and national laws in place. You can at any time make a request to BirdLife Malta to find out what personal information we hold concerning you. You may at any time, and by request, modify or delete this information.
Cookies record certain information stored on your hard drive. This information enables us to generate statistics based on data from visitors to our site and suggest products that might interest you according to the items that you selected when you previously visited the site. Cookies do not contain any confidential information about you.
All the content on BirdLife Malta website (illustrations, texts, names, brand names, images and videos) is the property of BirdLife Malta. Any partial or total reproduction of this content, by any means and on any support, is subject to prior and express authorisation by BirdLife Malta. All information, content and files are protected by international law concerning intellectual ownership and copyright. BirdLife Malta cannot give you the right to copy, display or distribute content that you do not have the intellectual rights to. All fraudulent use of this content that violates the rights held by a third party constitutes an offence of forgery, which is severely punished under the Intellectual Property Code.
BirdLife Malta will not, under any circumstances, be held responsible if a customer violates rights held by a third party through his activities on the site.
Waiver and Severability
Any failure of BirdLife Malta to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. The Terms of Service constitutes the entire agreement between you and BirdLife Malta, and governs your use of the service, superseding any prior agreements (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms of Service). If any provision of these Terms of Service is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be eliminated or limited to the minimum extent such that the remaining provisions of the Terms of Service will continue in full force and effect.
Feedback & Comments
Any opinions left on the Website by BirdLife Malta customers are screened and moderated by BirdLife Malta. If the comments infringe on the law or are inappropriate (abusive publicity, defamation, insults, out of context commentary…), BirdLife Malta reserves the right to refuse or modify it.
The website is controlled and operated in Malta. Any Terms and Conditions concerning the usage of this website will be governed by the laws of Malta and any dispute concerning use of this website will be determined exclusively by the Maltese Courts.
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