If you have bought something from us we will have your email address, phone number, address and credit card details. If you choose to deliver items to a third-party (such as a friend) we will have their name and address. Information is only used to help us deliver the parcels and contact you. You may also optionally decide to receive our newsletter and special offers. You can opt-out of this at any time.
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We also maintain an order history of your purchases. This allows you and us to track your deliveries and review your past purchases. We may offer you a reward for purchases or make an offer we think you might like based on your order history. We also collect information of a general nature about how many ‘hits’ our website gets. And we monitor the site traffic patterns; this tells us which areas of the site are being visited more than others. It also helps us build a more useful site in subsequent re-designs. We don’t track individual users’ pathways through the site. Our site also uses ‘cookies’.
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You may experience problems with our site when you try to buy items. These are usually to do with how you have set up your security settings in your web browser.
- Via the website www.iamtarctica.com, the seller offers symbolic land ownership in Antarctica in the form of certificates. The following general terms and conditions of business shall apply to the business relationship between the seller and the customer.
- Natural persons who conclude a contract for a purpose which can be regarded as being outside his or her trade or profession shall be deemed to be consumers within the meaning of these terms and conditions of business. Natural or legal persons or partnerships having legal capacity which conclude a contract while acting in the course of their trade or profession shall be deemed to be business persons within the meaning of these terms and conditions of business. Both consumers and business persons shall be deemed to be Customers within the meaning of these terms and conditions of business.
- Individual contractual agreements shall take priority over these general terms and conditions of business. Differing, conflicting or supplementary general terms and conditions shall not form part of the contract, unless express agreement is given to their application.
- The general terms and conditions of business in the version applicable at the time of conclusion of the contract shall apply.
- This text shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United Kingdom. It shall be executed in the English language.
- The “land registration” as carried out by the Seller will be registered in a privately-operated registry. There will not be an official registry of ownership; the “symbolic ownership” given via the will not be entered in any scientific or legal catalogue. The Customer shall not acquire any rights whatsoever in the land or its official name or designation.
- The rendered performance which the customer purchases via his or her order shall be printed on paper.
- The seller reserves the right to refuse a request for return in cases which are harmful to the interests of the business.
§3 Formation of Contract
- The offers of the Seller are subject to change and are not binding. The ordered goods may deviate slightly from the goods displayed on the internet due to technical display reasons; in particular, there may be deviations in colour.
- The customer’s order shall be made via the online form. The customer’s order shall be a binding offer to form a sale contract for the ordered good(s). The seller shall confirm receipt of the customer’s order by email as quickly as possible. Confirmation of receipt shall not constitute binding acceptance of the order. The sales contract shall not be formed by the order confirmation, but only upon sending of confirmation of shipment or delivery of the goods
- The seller shall be entitled to accept the offer to contract constituted by the order within two weeks. Should the seller deliver the goods within this period, this shall be equivalent to acceptance. The seller shall be entitled to refuse to accept the order, for instance upon reviewing the credit-worthiness of the customer.
§4 Reservation of Title and Withdrawal
- The seller shall retain property in the goods until full payment of the purchase price.
- In the event of breach of contract on the part of the customer, in particular default in payment, or in the event of false information given by the customer in respect of his credit-worthiness, or if court arrangement proceedings or insolvency proceedings are opened against the assets of the customer, the seller shall be entitled to withdraw from the contract and demand the return of the goods.
- The stated price shall be binding. Statutory value-added tax is included in the price.
- Shipping costs are payable in addition to the product costs. Reference is made to such additional costs during the purchase procedure…
- In the event of purchase on account, the Customer shall be obliged to pay the full price within 5 days.
§6 Payment Options and Shipping Costs
- The customer may pay the price by credit card, bank transfer, or PayPal. The seller reserves the right to exclude individual forms of payment.
- Payment of the purchase price shall become due immediately upon formation of contract. Shipment shall be carried out only when the invoice amount is fully transferred to the bank account of the seller.
- We deliver worldwide.
- The seller reserves the right to alter the shipping cost based on the location of the buyer.
§8 Transfer of Risk
- The delivery of goods shall be at the risk of the seller. The risk of accidental loss and accidental deterioration of the goods shall pass to the customer upon transfer of the goods to the customer.
- Should, despite the prior formation of an appropriate purchase contract with the seller, the ordered goods not be delivered in good time or delivery longer be possible, the seller shall inform the customer immediately. In such a case of delay in delivery, the customer shall have the option of waiting for the ordered goods or of withdrawing from the contract; in the event of delivery being impossible, both parties shall be entitled to withdraw from the contract. In the event of withdrawal, any performance shall be reimbursed without delay.
- The goods delivered may deviate slightly from the goods displayed on the internet. Please make note of § 3 no. 1 sentence 2 of these general terms and conditions of business.
- The seller does not undertake any warranty in a legal sense as towards the customer.
§10 Limitation of Liability
- The seller shall not be liable for breaches of obligations due to simple negligence, provided such breaches do not relate to material contractual obligations or guarantees or do not cause injury to life, body or health. Material contractual obligations shall be obligations the performance of which is necessary for reaching the goal of the contract.
- Insofar as the seller is also liable for simple negligence, liability shall be restricted to foreseeable damage which is typical of the contract.
- Insofar as the liability of the seller is excluded or limited, such exclusion or limitation shall also apply to the liability of legal representatives, employees and agents of the seller.
- The seller shall not be liability for the functioning of data networks, servers or data performances of its data centres and the constant availability of its online shop.
- The seller shall only be liable for the content on the website of its online shop. Should links provide access to other websites, the seller shall not liable for the third-party content found on those websites. It does not accept responsibility for the third-party content. Should the seller be notified of illegal content on external websites, it shall block access to these pages without delay.
§11 Data Protection
- The seller shall use the data provided by the customer in accordance with the provisions of the Text of the Data Protection Act 1998.
- Personal data shall only be used for the purposes of executing the contract formed between the seller and customer, such as for the purposes of invoicing. In addition, the data may likewise be used for the purposes of advertising, market research or crafting offers of the seller.
§12 Amendment of the General Terms and Conditions of Business
- The Seller reserves the right to amend the general terms and conditions of business at any time, subject to granting a reasonable notice period of at least two weeks. The notice shall be made by publication of the amended general terms and conditions of business along with the date of entry into force on the internet at www.laislatropica.com
- Should the Customer not object without two weeks, the amended general terms and conditions of business shall be deemed to have been accepted.
§13 Final Provisions
- The law of the United Kingdom shall apply, to the exclusion of the United Nations Convention on the International Sale of Goods. The application of mandatory provisions of law of the state in which the customer has his or her habitual residence at the time of formation of contract shall remain unaffected by this choice of law.
- Should the customer be a business person, a legal person under public law or a special entity under public law, jurisdiction over all disputes arising out of this contract shall be the court of competent jurisdiction at the registered business address of the seller, provided exclusive jurisdiction is not established. Nonetheless, the seller shall be entitled to sue the customer in the court for his or her domicile or registered business address. Jurisdiction on the basis of an exclusive ground of jurisdiction shall remain unaffected.
- Should one or more provisions of these general terms and conditions be or become invalid or impracticable, the validity of the terms and conditions as a whole shall remain unaffected. The invalid or impracticable provision shall be replaced by a provision which is as close as possible in commercial and legal terms to that which the parties intended via the original provision. This shall also applies to any omissions in the contract.