This document (together with any other documents herein mentioned, sets forth the terms and conditions governing the use of this website (www.rpskirts.com.au) and the purchase of items through this website (hereinafter, the “Terms”).
These Terms and the Data Protection Policies may be amended. It is your responsibility to regularly read through them, as the Terms and the Data Protection Policies in force at the time that you use this website or at the time of the formation of the Contract (as defined below) will be the applicable ones.
By purchasing any item from this website, you enter into a contract with us on these terms.
2. OUR DETAILS
Sale of items through this website is carried out under the RP Skirts name by Rebecca Louise Pierluigi, an Australian sole trader with registered address c/- Sothertons, level 2, 35 Havelock Street, West Perth, Western Australia, with Australian Business Number 14794198932.
3. YOUR DETAILS AND YOUR VISITS TO THIS WEBSITE
The information or personal details that you provide us with will be processed pursuant to the Data Protection Policies. By using this website you are consenting to the processing of such information and details and you represent that the whole information or details you have provided us with are true and accurate.
4. USE OF OUR WEBSITE
By using this website and / or by placing an order through it, you undertake:
- To use the website exclusively to make legitimate enquiries or orders.
- Not to make any speculative, false or fraudulent orders. If we are reasonably of the opinion that such an order has been made, we will be entitled to cancel the order and inform the relevant authorities.
- To provide correct and accurate e-mail, postal and / or other contact details that should prove necessary (see our Data Protection Policies).
If you do not give us all of the information that we need, we may not be able to complete your order.
By placing an order through this website, you represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years old and are legally capable of entering into binding contracts.
5. SERVICE AVAILABILITY
Items offered on this website are only available for delivery worldwide.
6. HOW THE CONTRACT IS FORMED
The information set out in the Terms and the detail contained on this website do not constitute an offer for sale but rather an invitation to treat. No contract in respect of any items will exist between us and you until your order has been expressly accepted by us, whether or not funds have been deducted from your account. If we do not accept your offer and funds have already been deducted from your account, these will be fully refunded. To place an order, you must follow the online shopping process and click on “complete order” to submit the order, and . After this, you will receive an email from us confirming receipt of your order (the “Order Confirmation”). The contract for the purchase of an item between us (“the “Contract”) will only be formed when we send you the Shipping Confirmation. The Contract will relate only to those items for which we have confirmed dispatch in the Shipping Confirmation. We will not be obliged to supply any other items which may have been part of your order, until the dispatch of those items has been confirmed in a separate Shipping Confirmation.
7. AVAILABILITY OF ITEMS
All orders for items are subject to availability and in this regard, in the event of supply difficulties or because items are no longer in stock, we reserve the right to give you information about substitute items of an equal or higher quality and value which you can order. If you do not wish to order the substitute items we will reimburse any monies that you may have paid.
8. REFUSAL OF ORDER
We reserve the right to withdraw any items from this website at any time and / or remove or edit any materials or content on this website. Whilst we will use our reasonable endeavours to process all the orders submitted to us, there may be exceptional circumstances which mean that we may need to refuse to process or accept an order after we have received it or sent you an Order Confirmation, which we reserve the right to do at any time. We will not be liable to you or any other third party by reason of our withdrawing any item from this website, removing or editing any materials or content on this website, or for refusing to process or accept an order after we have received it or sent you an Order Confirmation.
Subject to availability (see Clause 7 above), and unless there are any exceptional circumstances, we will endeavour to fulfil your order for items listed in any Shipping Confirmation by the delivery date set out in that Shipping Confirmation or, if no estimated delivery date is specified, then within a maximum of 30 days of the date of the Order Confirmation. If we fail to deliver the items within 30 days of the date of the Order Confirmation, you may cancel the Contract and we will reimburse you the price paid for the items and any delivery costs paid.
If our supply of the items is delayed by an event outside our control, then we will contact you as soon as practicable to let you know, and we will take steps to minimise the effect of the delay. Provided we do this, we will not be liable for delays caused by the event, but if there is a risk of substantial delay you may contact us to end the Contract and receive a refund for any items you have paid for but not received. With regard to the virtual gift card, we will send it on the date indicated by you when you place your order.
Please note, however, that we do not deliver on Saturdays and Sundays, except in the case of the virtual gift cards which will be delivered on the date indicated by you.
For the purposes of these Terms, “delivery” will be deemed to have occurred when you, or a third party nominated by you, takes physical possession of the items, which will be evidenced by the signing for receipt of the items at the agreed delivery address. The virtual gift card will be deemed to be delivered in accordance with the Terms and Conditions of the Gift Card, and in all cases on the delivery date of the virtual card to the e-mail address indicated by you.
10. UNABLE TO DELIVER
If we are unable to deliver, your items will be returned to our depot. We will leave a note explaining where your parcel is.
If after 15 days from the date your order is available for delivery, the order could not be delivered for reasons not caused by us, we will assume that you wish to cancel the Contract and it will be deemed terminated. As a result of the termination of the Contract, we will return to you all payments received from you, including delivery charges (except for any additional costs resulting from your choice of any delivery method other than the ordinary delivery method that we offer) without any undue delay, and at any rate, within 14 days of the date on which this Contract has been terminated.
This Clause 10 will not apply to the virtual gift card, for which the delivery is governed by the Terms and Conditions of the Gift Card and Clause 9 above.
11. RISK AND TITLE
The items will be at your risk from the time of delivery.
Ownership of the items will only pass to you when we receive full payment of all sums due in respect of the items, including delivery charges, or upon delivery (as defined in Clause 9), whichever is the later.
12. PRICE AND PAYMENT
The price of any item will be as stipulated on our website from time to time, except in cases of obvious error. While we try to ensure that all prices on this website are accurate, errors may occur. If we discover an error in the price of any items you have ordered, we will inform you as soon as practicable and give you the option of reconfirming the order at the correct price or cancelling it. If we are unable to contact you, the order will be treated as cancelled and if you have already paid for the items you will receive a full refund. We are under no obligation to provide the items to you at the incorrect (lower) price (even after we have sent you a Shipping Confirmation) if the pricing error is obvious and unmistakeable and could have reasonably been recognised by you as an incorrect price.
The prices on this website include GST but exclude delivery costs, which will be added to the total amount due.
Prices may be changed at any time, but (other than as set out above) changes will not affect orders for which we have already sent you an Order Confirmation. Therefore, except as provided above, price adjustments on previous orders are not permitted.
Once you have finished shopping, all the items you wish to purchase are added to your basket and your next step will be to go through the checkout process and make payment. To do this, you must follow the steps of the purchase process, completing and verifying the information requested in each step. Throughout the purchase process, before payment, you can modify the details of your order. Also, if you are a registered user, a record of all the orders placed by you is available in the “My Account” area.
Payment can be made by Visa, Mastercard, American Express, PayPal, Apple Pay and G Pay. You can also pay all or part of the price of your order with an RP Skirts gift card or voucher card issued by Rebecca Louise Pierluigi. If you subsequently wish to exchange your order due to “Change of size”, this option will only be available if you have used any of the following means of payment: Visa, Mastercard, PayPal, Apple Pay or G Pay.
To minimise the possibility of unauthorised access, your credit card details will be encrypted. By clicking “complete order” you are confirming that the credit card is yours or that you are the legitimate holder of the gift card or the credit voucher card. Credit cards are subject to validation checks and authorisation by your card issuer, but if your card issuer fails to authorise payment to us, we will not be liable for any delay or non-delivery and may not be able to form a contract with you.
13. BUYING ITEMS AS A GUEST
The functionality of buying items as a guest is also available on this website. For this type of purchase, we will only request from you the essential data that is required to process your order. Upon completion of the purchase process, you will be offered the possibility of registering as a user or continuing as a non-registered user.
14. STATUTORY CONSUMER RIGHTS
Notwithstanding anything in these Terms, certain legislation, including the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth), may imply warranties, conditions or guarantees or impose obligations or remedies which cannot be excluded, restricted or modified except to a limited extent. To the extent that such legislation applies, these Terms must be read subject to those statutory provisions and nothing in these Terms is intended to alter or restrict the operation of such provisions.
If the statutory provisions outlined above apply, notwithstanding any other provisions of these Terms, to the extent that we are entitled to do so, we limit our liability in respect of any claim under those provisions to (at our option):
- In the case of services, the supply of the services again or the payment of the cost of having services supplied again; and
- In the case of goods, the replacement of the goods or the supply of equivalent goods, the repair of such goods, the payment of the cost of replacing the goods or acquiring equivalent goods, or the payment of the cost of having the goods repaired.
15. RETURNS POLICY
You may cancel your order for any reason up to 30 days from the date on which you receive the Shipping Confirmation, by notifying us of your decision to cancel using the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org. To meet the cancellation deadline, it is sufficient for you to have sent communication concerning your exercise of the right to cancel before the cancellation period has expired.
If you have been charged for any items, we will refund, which will include the cost of standard delivery.
Return of gift cards is governed by the Terms and Conditions of the Gift Card.
You do not have the right to cancel any Contract when it is for the delivery of any of the following three categories of “Excluded items”:
- Items that have been made to your specification or clearly personalised;
- Sealed audio recordings, sealed video recordings or sealed computer software, once they are unsealed/unwrapped after you have received them; or
- Sealed items that are not suitable for health protection and hygiene reasons (e.g. underwear, swimwear, earrings, hosiery, socks and fragrances), and that have been unsealed after delivery, or if the hygiene label is no longer in place.
When you receive the items you may handle them to establish their nature, characteristics and functioning.
Acceptable handling of the items is that which would reasonably be allowed in a shop. Items should not have been damaged, soiled, washed, altered or worn (other than to try the item on) and any labels or tags must be intact. If your handling goes beyond what is acceptable and the items are damaged or diminished in value, we may deduct from the amount we reimburse to you, or you may be liable to us for, an amount equal to the diminished value of the items.
Please return items using or including all their original packaging, instructions, and other documents, if any, accompanying the items.
16. RETURN METHODS
To return an item you can request from us a pre-paid postage label for you to be able to attach to the parcel and arrange for the parcel to be available for collection at the date and time specified by us. In order to do this complete the Returns / Exchange Form available on the RP Skirts website.
If you have any questions, please contact us through the email address email@example.com.
After examining the items, we will inform you of whether you have the right to reimbursement of the amounts paid. Delivery costs will be reimbursed when the right of withdrawal is exercised within the statutory period and, all the items which the relevant parcel consisted of are returned. The refund will be paid as soon as practicable and, in all cases, within 14 days from the date on which you notified us of your intention to cancel. Notwithstanding this, we may withhold reimbursement until we have received the items back, or until you have supplied sufficient evidence of having sent the items, whichever is the earlier. The refund will always be paid using the same payment means you used to pay for your purchase.
You are responsible for the cost and risk of returning the items to us, as indicated above.
If you have any questions, you can contact us through the email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
17. EXCHANGES - FOR A CHANGE OF SIZE
If you decide that the item that you have purchased is in the wrong size for you, then you may be able to request a change in its size, without having to pay an additional delivery charge for the new item being sent to you, provided that you return the original item.
This option is irrespective of your right of withdrawal, which will continue to exist legally and contractually. You can request the change of size via the Refund / Exchange Form on this website. You should select the new size of your item, and provided that:
- It is the same item;
- Its price on this website is equal to, or greater than, the price that you paid for the original item (but please note, in these circumstances only, you will not be charged for the price);
- The means of payment that you originally used is one of those specified in Clause 12 of these Terms;
- You do not have any other open exchange requests; and
- You are not requesting more than 5 items to be exchanged.
Then you will be able to request the change in size. Please note that the option for you to change the size of your original item will only be available to you when all five of these conditions are met.
Once you have requested the exchange, and the return, you must return the original item, by making the item available for collection at the allocated date and time. You must return the item without any undue delay, and in any event within a maximum period of 14 calendar days from making the exchange request via this website.
The return of the item will not generate additional costs for you if you chose to utilise our return service provider (namely, Sendle).
After you have confirmed the return date and time, we will aim to send our new order to you, of the item in its revised size, within 5-10 working days from the date of request of the exchange, and in any event within a maximum of 30 days from that date. This option will not present an extra cost to you. The new order is governed by the provisions of these Terms, including your ability to exercise your right of withdrawal.
Please note that if after 14 calendar days from the date of the exchange request made via this website, you have not returned the original item, we are entitled to charge you the costs corresponding to the new order placed, in accordance with the provisions of these Terms.
18. RETURNS OF DEFECTIVE ITEMS
If the item that you have received is defective, please notify us through Damaged / Faulty Item form available on this website and return the item in accordance with Clause 16 above. You will be required to provide proof of purchase, for example, a copy of the E-ticket attached to the Shipping Confirmation. We will examine the item and if we deem it to be defective, we will provide a full refund including delivery charges, and the refund will be paid using the same means of payment that you originally used to pay for your purchase. These provisions do not limit any application of your statutory rights.
This Clause 18 and its benefits are in addition to the other statutory rights and remedies which are available to you under the Australian Consumer Law.
19. RIGHT OF WITHDRAWAL
You have the right to withdraw from your order within 30 days, without giving any reason, although please note you have no right to withdraw items that are classed as “Excluded items” as mentioned in Clause 15 above. The withdrawal period is counted from the day of the delivery of the last items in your order. The easiest way to exercise your right of withdrawal is to contact us by using the e-mail address email@example.com, and returning the items to us using the return method described above.
However, to meet the withdrawal deadline, it is sufficient for you to let us know about your decision to withdraw from your order before the withdrawal period has expired.
Effects of withdrawal
We will refund all payments received from you, including the costs of our standard delivery option, without undue delay and in any event no later than 14 days from the day on which we are informed about your decision to withdraw. We will use the same means of payment that you used to pay for your order and this will not cause you any extra fees.
We may withhold the refund until we have received the items, or you have supplied evidence of having sent back the items, whichever is the earlier.
You must send back the items without undue delay, and in any event no later than 14 days from the day on which we are informed about your decision to withdraw. Please use the return method specified above. If you do not utilise our specified return method, you will need to bear the cost of returning the items to us.
You are liable for any diminished value of the items resulting from their handling, other than that which is necessary to establish the nature, characteristics and functioning of the items.
This Clause 19 and its benefits are in addition to the other statutory rights and remedies which are available to you under the Australia Consumer Law.
20. LIABILITY AND DISCLAIMERS
This Clause 20 is subject always to Clause 14.
Unless otherwise expressly stated in these Terms, and subject always to Clause 14, our liability in connection with any item purchased through our website is strictly limited to the purchase price of that item.
Notwithstanding the above, nothing in these Terms will exclude or limit in any way our liability:
- For death or personal injury caused by our negligence;
- For intentional fraud or intentional fraudulent misrepresentation; or
- For any matter for which it would be illegal or unlawful for us to exclude or limit, or attempt to exclude, or limit, our liability.
Subject to the foregoing paragraph, Clause 14, and to the fullest extent permitted by law, and unless otherwise stated in these Terms, we accept no liability for the following, regardless of their origin:
- Loss of income or revenue;
- Loss of business;
- Loss of profits or contracts;
- Loss of anticipated savings;
- Loss of data; and
- Waste of management or office time.
Due to the open nature of this website and the potential for errors in the storage and transmission of digital information, we do not warrant the accuracy and security of information transmitted to or obtained from this website unless otherwise expressly set out on this website.
All item descriptions, information and materials posted on this website are provided “as is” and subject always to Clause 14, without warranties express, implied or otherwise however arising. Where you are contracting as a consumer, in line with our obligations at law, we will be responsible for delivering items to you that:
- Comply with the description given by us and possess the qualities that we have presented in this website;
- Are fit for the purposes for which items of their kind are normally used; and
- Show the quality and performance which are normal in items of the same type and which can reasonably be expected.
We warrant to you that any item purchased from us through this website is of satisfactory quality and reasonably fit for all of the purposes for which items of the kind are commonly supplied. To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to law and subject always to Clause 14, we disclaim all other warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, in relation to the items available on this website.
Items (including handicraft items) sold by us will often contain the natural characteristics of the materials used in the manufacture of the completed item. Natural characteristics such as grain, texture, knots and colour variations should not be classed as faults or defects. Inconsistencies in these natural characteristics should be expected and appreciated. We select only items of the highest quality but natural characteristics are inevitable and should be accepted as part of the individual appearance of the item. Nothing in this Clause 20 will affect your statutory rights as a consumer and/or user under Clause 14.
21. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
You acknowledge and agree that all copyright, trademarks and all other intellectual property rights in all material or content supplied as part of this website will remain at all times vested in us or our licensors. You are permitted to use this material only as expressly authorised by us or our licensors. This does not prevent you using this website to the extent necessary to make a copy of any order or Contract details.
22. VIRUSES, HACKERING AND OTHER CYBERCRIMES
You may not misuse this website / app by knowingly introducing viruses, Trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You will not attempt to have any unauthorised access to the website / App, to the server which hosts this website / app or to any other server, computer or data base related to our website. You undertake not to attack this website via a denial of service attack or a distributed denial of service attack.
By breaching this provision you may commit a criminal offence under the applicable laws and regulations. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authority and we will co-operate with the appropriate authority to disclose the identity of the hacker. Likewise, in the event of such a breach, your rights to use this website will cease immediately.
We accept no liability for any loss or damage resulting from any denial of service attached, virus or any other software or material from the use of this website / app or from the downloading of the contents thereof or of such contents to which this website / app redirects.
23. LINKS FROM OUR WEBSITE
We may have links from our website to other third party website and materials; such links are provided exclusively for information purposes and we do not have any control whatsoever over the contents of such websites or materials. Accordingly, we accept no liability whatsoever for any loss or damage which may arise from the use of such links.
24. WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS
Applicable laws require that some of the information or communication we send to you should be in writing. When using this website, you accept that communication will be mainly electronic. We will contact you by e-mail or provide you with information by posting notices on our website. For contractual purposes, you agree to this electronic means of communication and you acknowledge that all contracts, notices, information and other communications that we provide to you electronically comply with any legal requirement that such communications be in writing. This condition does not affect your statutory rights.
All notices given by you to us should be given to us via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject to and as otherwise specified in Clause 24, we may give notice to you at either the e-mail or postal address you provide to us when placing an order.
Notice will be deemed received and properly served immediately when posted on our website, 24 hours after an e-mail is sent, or three days after the date of posting of any letter. In proving the service of any notice, it will be sufficient to prove, in the case of a letter, that such letter was properly addressed, stamped and placed in the post and, in the case of an e-mail that such e-mail was sent to the specified e-mail address specified by the recipient.
26. TRANSFER OF RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS
The contract between you and us is binding on you and us and on our respective successors and assigns. You may not transfer, assign, charge or otherwise dispose of the Contract, or any of your rights or obligations arising under it (aside from our guarantee), without our prior written consent.
We may transfer, assign, charge, sub-contract or otherwise dispose of the Contract, or any of our rights or obligations arising under it, at any time during the term of the Contract. For the avoidance of doubt, any such transfer, assignment, charge or otherwise disposal will not affect your statutory rights as a consumer or your rights under the Contract or cancel, reduce or otherwise limit any warranty or guarantee which may have been provided by us to you, whether express or implied.
27. EVENTS OUTSIDE OUR CONTROL
We will not be liable or responsible for any failure to perform, or delay in performance of any of our obligations under a Contract that is caused by events outside our reasonable control (“Force Majeure Event”).
A Force Majeure Event includes any act, event, non-happening, omission or accident beyond our reasonable control and includes in particular (without limitation) the following:
- Strikes, lock-outs or other industrial action.
- Civil commotion, riot, invasion, terrorist attack or threat of terrorist attack, war (whether declared or not) or threat or preparation for war.
- Fire, explosion, storm, flood, earthquake, subsidence, epidemic or other natural disaster.
- Impossibility of the use of railways, shipping, aircraft, motor transport or other means of public or private transport.
- Impossibility of the use of public or private telecommunication networks.
- The acts, decrees, legislation, regulations or restrictions of any government.
- Any shipping, postal or other relevant transport strike, failure or accidents.
Our performance under any Contract is deemed to be suspended for the period that the Force Majeure Event continues, and we will have an extension of time for performance of our obligations for the duration of such a period. We will use our reasonable endeavours to bring the Force Majeure Events to a close or to find a solution by which our obligations under the Contract may be performed despite the Force Majeure Event. If the Force Majeure Event continues for longer than 30 days, you or we may cancel the Contract by giving written notice in accordance with these Terms.
If we fail, at any time during the term of a Contract, to insist upon strict performance of any of your obligations under that Contract or any of these Terms, or if we fail to exercise any of the rights or remedies to which we are entitled under a Contract or under these Terms, this will not constitute a waiver or a limitation whatsoever of such rights or remedies and will not relieve you from compliance with such obligations.
A waiver by us of any default will not constitute a waiver of any subservient default arising from the Contract or the Terms. No waiver by us of any of these Terms will be effective unless it is expressly stated to be a waiver and is communicated to you in writing in accordance with Clause 25, Notices, above.
If any of these Terms or any provisions of a Contract are determined by any competent authority to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable to any extent, such term, condition or provision will to that extent be severed from the remaining terms, conditions and provisions which will continue to be valid to the fullest extent permitted by law.
30. ENTIRE AGREEMENT
These Terms and any document expressly referred to herein represent the entire agreement between you and us in relation to the subject matter of any Contract and supersede any prior agreement, understanding or arrangement between you and us, whether oral or in writing.
Both you and us acknowledge that, in entering into this Contract, neither you nor us has relied on any representation, undertaking or promise given by the other or implied from anything said or written in negotiations between you and us prior to such Contract except as expressly stated in these Terms.
31. OUR RIGHT TO VARY THESE TERMS
We have the right to revise and amend these Terms from time to time. You will be subject to the policies and Terms in force at the time that you use this website or order items from us, unless any change to those policies, Terms or Privacy is required to be made by law or governmental authority, in which case, any potential changes will also apply to orders previously placed by you.
32. LAW AND JURISDICTION
The use of our website and the Contracts for the purchase of items through such website will be governed by the law of Queensland, Australia. Any dispute arising from, or related to the use of this website or to such Contracts will be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in and of Queensland, Australia.
If you are contracting as a consumer, nothing in this Clause 32 will affect your statutory rights as such.
We welcome your comments and feedback. Please send all feedback and comments to the e-mail email@example.com.
Last updated: 2 March 2019