General Terms and Conditions

General Terms and Conditions
www.shopipswich.com.au is a website operated by The Ipswich Chamber of Commerce and Industry ("we", "us" and "our").
Our website includes products available for purchase from various vendors (“Vendors”). If you place an order for a product on our website (a “Product”), you are placing any order with the Vendor of the product, and not us. We make the products available for purchase (including by taking orders and collecting payment) as the agent of the Vendor, and not on our own behalf.
When you place an order to purchase a Product via this Website, you are making an offer directly to the Vendor. No order shall be deemed to be accepted by the Vendor until we (acting as the agent of the Vendor) issue an email acknowledgement of order. The contract between you and a Vendor will relate only to those goods and/or services notified in the email acknowledgement of order.
If a Vendor accepts your order for the purchase of a Product, then an agreement is formed between you and the Vendor and you have rights directly and only against the Vendor, and not us. We are not a party to that agreement.
If a Vendor accepts your order for the purchase of a Product, then the following terms apply to the agreement with the Vendor relating to that purchase.
1. Payment
(a) You agree to pay the purchase price specified on the website at the time that you place your order for the purchase of a Product, and any applicable shipping and insurance charges based on the shipping options selected by you. All amounts are stated in Australian dollars. All purchase prices include Australian GST (where applicable). Shipping and any insurance charges will be separately shown.
(b) If the goods are being delivered outside of Australia, you must pay any other sales, use, goods and services, value added, customs, excise or similar taxes or charges (“Other Taxes”) imposed by any applicable government agency. The Vendor is unable to advise you on the amount of any Other Taxes, and you should contact the taxing authorities of the country that the Products are to be shipped to if you are unsure whether any Other Taxes will apply.
(c) You must pay for the Product online by credit card or PayPal account. Your payment will be processed upon receipt of your order. The credit cards that are accepted from time to time will be described on the website. A surcharge may apply for the use of certain credit cards, and where this is the case this will also be described on the website.
2. Cancellation of orders
(a) The Vendor may cancel an order that it has already accepted if the Vendor suspects that you are acting fraudulently (such as using a credit card without proper authorisation) or in breach of these terms.
(b) While the Vendor endeavours to avoid pricing and other errors, inadvertent errors do occur from time to time and the Vendor may also cancel an order that it has accepted in such circumstances.
(c) Unforeseen supply problems or unexpected demand may occasionally result in a Product being unavailable. If there is a delay in shipping your order the Vendor will contact you by email as soon as possible to advise you of the reason for the delay. If this occurs, you may cancel your order at any time prior to when the Vendor ships the Product to you.
(d) You may also cancel an order if the Vendor is in breach of these terms.
3. Delivery
(a) The Vendor will normally ship the Product within 2 Business Days of Vendor’s receipt of your order, unless otherwise noted in the Product description. Any delivery times displayed on the website are estimates only, based on the information provided to the Vendor by its shipping company.
(b) The Vendor will deliver the Product to the place of delivery you specify when making your order. Title to and risk in the Product will pass to you upon delivery of the Product to this place of delivery.
4. Returns
You can return or exchange any item, for any reason, within 30 days of receipt.*
If the item you wish to return is faulty, the appropriate vendor will either require photo proof of the faulty item and then provide you with a stamped, self-addressed post pack in which to return it, or will discuss with you a better option to return the goods.. Once the faulty item is received, you will be offered a full refund or store credit, whichever you prefer. Any refunds will be made to your credit card (via PayPal) or PayPal account.
If you change your mind on a purchased item, you will be given a store credit to the same value once the item has been received by the appropriate vendor, and any shipping costs incurred will not be refunded. Please ensure you use a trackable or signed-for delivery service such as registered post, as we cannot credit your account until the item has been received.
*Items that cannot be exchanged or refunded for change of mind include: shopipswich. gift cards. (please refer to clause 5), personalised products, made-to-order furniture, underwear, earrings for pierced ears and food items that have been opened. All items being returned must be in original condition and packaging and not be affected by being used in an abnormal way, or reduced in value by delay on your part.
If for any reason a product you have ordered is not available or out of stock, we will also refund you via PayPal or offer you a store credit to the same value, and in this case any shipping costs will be refunded.
Please note: We are unable to return or exchange an item that is not being returned or exchanged by the original purchaser.
5. shopipswich. gift cards
(a) shopipswich. gift cards are valid for 1 year and cannot be returned or exchanged for cash.
(b) All returned items that were paid for with a shopipswich. gift card will be refunded as a store credit for you to use against a future purchase.
(c) If you return an item paid by both gift card and credit card or PayPal, you will be refunded on your credit card/PayPal up to the amount of your initial card/PayPal payment and the remaining amount will be refunded as store credit.
(d) All shopipswich. gift cards are in Australian dollars.
6. Licence to use the content on this Website
(a) You acknowledge that this Website and all related content is subject to copyright and possibly other intellectual property rights (“Intellectual Property Rights”).
(b) We grant you a limited, non-transferable licence to access and use this Website solely for your personal, non-commercial purposes.
(c) We (or our licensors) retain all right, title, and interest in and to this Website and all related content, and nothing you do on or in relation to this Website or any of the related content will transfer any Intellectual Property Rights to you or, except for the licence referred to in paragraph (b), licence you to exercise any Intellectual Property Rights unless this is expressly stated.
(d) Except as provided in these terms and conditions, permission to reprint or electronically reproduce this Website or any related content in whole or in part for any other purpose is expressly prohibited, unless prior written consent is obtained from us.
(e) Subject to applicable law, we may revoke the permission referred to in paragraphs (b) and (d) at any time and may suspend or deny, in our sole discretion, your access to all or any portion of this Website without notice.
(f) If purchasing products containing liquor, you must be over 18 and agree to all relevant legislations and acts for each respective Australian state and territory in respect of the specified premises that are the subject of each respective licence.
7. General restrictions
(a) You must not disclose to any other person any user name and password that we give to you. We will assume that any use of this Website made using that user name and password is you, and you will be responsible for any such use, except where you have notified us under paragraph (b).
(b) You must notify us if you become aware of any improper use or disclosure of your user name and password, in which case we will allocate a new user name and password to you.
(c) In using this Website, you must not:
(i) provide us with inaccurate or incomplete information;
(ii) violate any applicable laws, or use this Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms and conditions;
(iii) impersonate any person;
(iv) distribute viruses, corrupt files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of any computer hardware or software;
(v) collect or store personal data about other users of this Website; or
(vi) engage in any other conduct that inhibits any other person from using or enjoying this Website.
8. Information provided by Vendors
Much of the information on this Website is provided by our Vendors, including all of the information relating to the products that may be purchased from those Vendors. While we believe that our Vendors are reliable sources of this information, we cannot be responsible for such information.
9. Warranties and liability
(a) The Vendor warrants that if any Product fails to comply with the following promises within 30 days of your receipt of the Product, you may return the Product to the Vendor for a full refund or store credit as described in section 4 above:
(i) each Product will comply in all material respects with any descriptions given on this Website;
(ii) unless otherwise noted, where the Products are items of clothing they will be new and not second-hand; and
(iii) each Product will be in saleable condition (subject to any defects described on this Website prior to purchase).
In addition, if the Australian Consumer Law applies to the Vendor’s sale of a Product to you, the Vendor provides you with notice of the following guarantee under the Australian Consumer Law:
You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure.
(b) All express or implied warranties, representations, statements, terms and conditions relating to these terms and conditions or a Product that are not contained in these terms and conditions, are excluded to the maximum extent permitted by law.
(c) Nothing in these terms and conditions excludes, restricts or modifies any guarantee, term, condition, warranty, right or remedy implied or imposed by any statute or regulation which cannot lawfully be excluded or limited, (which may include the Australian Consumer Law, which (as described above) contains guarantees which operate to protect the purchasers of goods and services in various circumstances).
(d) If any guarantee term, condition or warranty is implied or imposed in relation into this agreement (a Non-Excludable Provision) and the Vendor is able to limit your remedy for a breach of such a Non-Excludable Provision, then the Vendor’s liability for breach of the Non-Excludable Provision is limited to one or more of the following at the Vendor’s option:
(i) in the case of goods, the replacement of the goods or the supply of equivalent goods, the repair of the goods, the payment of the cost of replacing the goods or of acquiring equivalent goods, or the payment of the cost of having the goods repaired; or
(ii) in the case of services, the supplying of the services again, or the payment of the cost of having the services supplied again.
(e) Subject to the Vendor’s obligations under any Non-Excludable Provision, and to the maximum extent permitted by law, the maximum aggregate liability of the Vendor for all claims under or relating to these vendor terms or a Product, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), in equity, under statute or on any other basis, is limited to an amount equal to the greater of:
(i) AUD$100; and
(ii) the amounts paid by you to the Vendor as a result of the purchase of a Product.
In calculating the Vendor’s aggregate liability under this paragraph, the parties must include any amounts paid or the value of any goods or services replaced, repaired or supplied by the Vendor under any Non-Excludable Provision.
(f) Subject to the Vendor’s obligations under any Non-Excludable Provision, and to the maximum extent permitted by law, the Vendor is not liable for, and no measure of damages will, under any circumstances, include:
(i) special, indirect, consequential, incidental or punitive damages; or
(ii) damages for loss of profits, revenue, goodwill or anticipated savings,
whether in contract, tort (including negligence), in equity, under statute or on any other basis, whether or not such loss or damage was foreseeable and even if advised of the possibility of the loss or damage.
(g) The Vendor’s liability to you is diminished to the extent that your acts or omissions (or those of a third party) contribute to or cause the loss or liability.
10. Variation of this Website
We may from time to time and without notice, vary, modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, any or all of this Website (including the Vendors that may be included from time to time on this Website).
11. Privacy policy
In using this Website, you may give us personal information in which you have certain rights. By using this Website, you grant us consent to use your personal information in accordance with our privacy policy, which forms a part of these terms and conditions.
12. General
(a) Neither party will be liable for any delay in performing any of its obligations under these terms and conditions if such delay is caused by circumstances beyond the reasonable control of that party.
(b) If any part of these vendor terms is held to be unenforceable, the unenforceable part is to be given effect to the greatest extent possible and the remainder will remain in full force and effect.
(c) These vendor terms are governed by the laws of Queensland, Australia, and each party irrevocably submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Queensland, Australia.
(d) These vendor terms constitute the entire agreement between the Vendor and you in relation to the Products and supersede all other (prior or contemporaneous) communications or displays whether electronic, oral, or written, between the Vendor and you in relation to the Products.
(e) Your purchase of the Products is conducted electronically and each party agrees that the other may communicate with it electronically for all aspects of any Product purchase, including by sending electronic notices.
(g) The term “including” when used in these vendor terms is not a term of limitation.