PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE.
By using this website, you signify your acceptance of these terms and conditions of use. For the purposes of these terms and conditions, “Us”, “Our” and “We” refers to Whisky Auctions Tasmania and “You” and “Your” refers to you, the client, visitor, website user or person using our website.
Terms Of Business
Whisky Auctions Tasmania sell goods as an agent for, and on behalf of, SELLERS on a consignment basis. We reserve the right to:
- Refuse a SELLER’s listing items or bidding in auctions; and
- Remove or suspend accounts, when our terms and conditions have been breached.
When you place a bid on an auction item, you are making a legally binding contract with Whisky Auctions Tasmania, to purchase the item at the final hammer price plus the BUYERS premium of 10% (including GST.).
We reserve the right to withdraw any item from auction. This includes before and during live auctions after any bid(s) have been placed. In the event of hacking, server downtime or other unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, we reserve the right to extend or reschedule
All prices are stated in Australian dollars. Prices displayed in auctions are exclusive of GST, tax, shipping charges and other fees are applied during checkout.
The winning bidder of an auction item(s) is required to complete payment within five business days, from the end of the auction. If the winning bidder fails to make payment on their winning bid after the allocated five business days, a 3% fee is added onto the order total. After 30 days we reserve the right to seek recovery of the final hammer price and buyers premium of 10% (including GST) for breach of contract. We reserve the right to disclose your details to debt collection agencies.
Payment can only be made by PayPal or debit/credit cards.
A registered SELLER is unable to place bids on their own auction items. SELLERS are prohibited from arranging third parties to place bids on their behalf. A SELLER can only bid on auction items listed by other SELLERS. Our complete Terms and Conditions for SELLERS is available on the SELLERS Registration page.
A SELLER is required to provide an honest and accurate description for their auction item. We reserve the right to not approve auction items that do not satisfy our terms and conditions.
NO RESPONSIBILITY IS ACCEPTED FOR LOSS OR BREAKAGES DURING PROCESS OF SHIPPING ITEMS TO US.
Amendment Of Terms
We reserve the right to change, modify, add or remove portions of these terms at any time. Please check these terms regularly prior to using our website to ensure you are aware of any changes. We will endeavour to highlight any significant or substantive changes to you where possible. If you choose to use our website then we will regard that use as conclusive evidence of your agreement and acceptance that these terms govern your and Whisky Auctions Tasmania’s rights and obligations to each other.
Limitation Of Liability
It is an essential pre-condition to you using our website that you agree and accept that Whisky Auctions Tasmania is not legally responsible for any loss or damage you might suffer related to your use of the website, whether from errors or from omissions in our documents or information, any goods or services we may offer or from any other use of the website. This includes your use or reliance on any third party content, links, comments or advertisements. Your use of, or reliance on, any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable.
It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific, personal requirements. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Competition And Consumer Act
For the purposes of Schedule 2 of the Australian Consumer Law, in particular Sections 51 to 53, 64 and 64A of Part 3-2, Division 1, Subdivision A of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth), Whisky Auctions Tasmania’s liability for any breach of a term of this agreement is limited to: the supplying of the goods or services to you again; the replacement of the goods; or the payment of the cost of having the goods or services supplied to you again.
You must be over 18 years of age to use this website and to purchase any goods or services.
Delivery Of Goods
Prices quoted are for 500/700ml bottles with protective packaging. Bottles that are larger or have larger packaging may incur a higher shipping charge.
Items may be delivered by Australia Post and/or other reputable courier companies. Deliveries are processed promptly upon receipt of full payment. Delivery may take between 2 and 14 days, depending on the delivery option. Damaged or lost orders should be resolved with Australia Post or the courier company directly and we are not responsible for goods that are damaged in transit or not received.
Our delivery systems allow for a maximum of $5,000 insurance to protect our items. For any items worth over this amount, please make arrangements to cover your items with insurance from your purchase date or consult with our shipping team to organise other arrangements. Insurance is $0 cost for the first $100 of cover, then $2.50 for each subsequent $100 of cover (with first $100 included in cover), up to a maximum of $5,000.
NO RESPONSIBILITY IS ACCEPTED FOR LOSS OR BREAKAGES DURING THE SHIPPING PROCESS.
Returns And Refunds
Whisky Auctions Tasmania handles returns and processes refunds in accordance with the Australian Consumer Protection legislation.
Should you wish to return your order, please notify us within 14 days of purchase with a valid reason for return. If we are unable to resolve your complaint or further assist you, we will process a refund upon timely receipt of the goods purchased. Unopened goods will be refunded in full. Refunds will be processed promptly and payment made by the same method that you made payment. All refunds are made at the discretion of Whisky Auctions Tasmania.
Links To Other Websites
Whisky Auctions Tasmania may from time to time provide on its website, links to other websites, advertisements and information on those websites for your convenience. This does not necessarily imply sponsorship, endorsement, or approval or arrangement between Whisky Auctions Tasmania and the owners of those websites. Whisky Auctions Tasmania takes no responsibility for any of the content found on the linked websites.
Whisky Auctions Tasmania’s website may contain information or advertisements provided by third parties for which Whisky Auctions Tasmania accepts no responsibility whatsoever for any information or advice provided to you directly by third parties. We are making a ‘recommendation’ only and are not providing any advice nor do we take any responsibility for any advice received in this regard.
To the fullest extent permitted by law, Whisky Auctions Tasmania absolutely disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for any particular purpose. Whisky Auctions Tasmania gives no warranty that the documents, goods or services will be free of errors, or that defects will be corrected, or that our website or its server is free of viruses or any other harmful components.
Whilst we, at all times endeavour to have the most accurate, reliable and up-to-date information on our website, we do not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the result of the use of any document, product, service, link or information in its website or as to their correctness, suitability, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise.
It is your sole responsibility and not the responsibility of Whisky Auctions Tasmania to bear any and all costs of servicing, repairs, or correction. The applicable law in your state or territory may not permit these exclusions, particularly the exclusions of some implied warranties. Some of the above may not apply to you but you must ensure you are aware of any risk you may be taking by using this website or any products or services that may be offered through it. It is your responsibility to do so.
You may change your details at any time by advising us in writing via email. All information we receive from our customers is protected by our secure servers. Whisky Auctions Tasmania’s secure server software encrypts all customer information before it is sent to us. Furthermore, all customer data collected is secured against unauthorised use or access. Credit card information is not stored by us on our servers.
We do not and will not sell or deal in personal or customer information. We may however use in a general sense without any reference to your name, your information to create marketing statistics, identify user demands and assist in meeting customer needs generally. In addition, we may use the information that you provide to improve our website and services but not for any other use.
Disclosure Of Information
Whisky Auctions Tasmania may be required, in certain circumstances, to disclose information in good faith and where Whisky Auctions Tasmania is required to do so in the following circumstances: by law or by any court; to enforce the terms of any of our customer agreements; or to protect the rights, property or safety of our customers or third parties.
Exclusion Of Competitors
If you are in the business of creating similar documents, goods or services for the purpose of providing them for a fee to users, whether they be business users or domestic users, then you are a competitor of Whisky Auctions Tasmania. Whisky Auctions Tasmania expressly excludes and does not permit you to use or access our website, to download any documents or information from its website or obtain any such documents or information through a third party. If you breach this term then Whisky Auctions Tasmania will hold you fully responsible for any loss that we may sustain and further hold you accountable for all profits that you might make from such unpermitted and improper use. Whisky Auctions Tasmania reserves the right to exclude and deny any person access to our website, services or information in our sole discretion.
Copyright, Trademark And Restrictions Of Use
This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance, trademarks and graphics. You are not permitted to reproduce the documents, information or materials on the website for the purposes of sale or the use by any third party. In particular you are not permitted to republish, upload, transmit electronically or otherwise or distribute any of the materials, documents or products that may be available for download from time to time on this website.
Whisky Auctions Tasmania expressly reserves all copyright and trademark in all documents, information and materials on our website and we reserve the right to take action against you if you breach any of these terms.
Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited other than the following: you may print or download to a local hard disk extracts for your personal and non-commercial use only; and you may copy the content to individual third parties for their personal use, but only if you acknowledge the website as the source of the material.
You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system.
These terms and conditions represent the whole agreement between you and Whisky Auctions Tasmania concerning your use and access to Whisky Auctions Tasmania’s website and your use and access to the documents and information on it. No other term is to be included in this agreement except where it is required to be included by any legislation of the Commonwealth or any State or Territory. All implied terms except those implied by statute and which cannot be expressly excluded are hereby expressly excluded.
Exclusion Of Unenforceable Terms
Where any clause or term above would by any applicable statute be illegal, void, or unenforceable in any State or Territory then such a clause shall not apply in that State or Territory and shall be deemed never to have been included in these terms and conditions in that State or Territory. Such a clause if legal and enforceable in any other State or Territory shall continue to be fully enforceable and part of this agreement in those other States and Territories. The deemed exclusion of any term pursuant to this paragraph shall not affect or modify the full enforceability and construction of the other clauses of these terms and conditions.
This agreement and this website are subject to the laws of Tasmania and Australia. If there is a dispute between you and Whisky Auctions Tasmania that results in litigation then you must submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of Tasmania.