TERMS & CONDITIONS

 

 

This policy is effective as of October 2021

By accessing and using this Site, our social media channels and any other materials made available to you or provided to you on this Site, whether made available for purchase or not, you are taken to accept our Terms. 

This Site is owned and operated by Georgina Neill Ryan trading as Slowe (referred to in these terms as “Slowe”, “we”, “us”, and “our”). Please take the time to read the terms of use that are applicable to your use and enjoyment of this Site and the content made available to you via this Site and our social media channels (“Terms”). These Terms together with our Privacy Policy apply to all Site visitors, subscribers, customers, and all other users of the Site (“user”, “you” and “your”).

Consent to Site Terms
By accessing and using this Site, our social media channels and any other materials made available to you or provided to you on this Site, whether made available for purchase or not, you are taken to accept our Terms. 

No Minors
By using the Site, accessing or purchasing any products or services, you warrant that:

- you are over 18 years of age and have the legal capacity to enter into a legally binding contract;
- have read and accepted these Terms; and
- will comply with these Terms.

Changes to these terms
We reserve the right to change or modify these Terms at any time consistent with applicable laws and principles, without notice to you. These changes will be effective as of the date we post the revised version on this Site. It is your responsibility to review these Terms prior to use and periodically throughout your use of our Site and services. If at any time you choose not to accept these Terms, you should not use this Site.

By remaining on this Site and your continued use of this Site is deemed acceptance of any modifications or amendment of these Terms. You may also accept these terms where you click “Agree” or “Accept” or “Buy” where such an option is made available to you during your use of the Site. If you’re uncertain about the Terms or anything else on our Site, please don’t hesitate to contact us before completing any purchase.

Intellectual Property
The Site, products and services contain intellectual property owned by us and/or by third-parties that license the content to us (“Third-Party Licensed Intellectual Property”), including, without limitation, trademarks, copyrights, proprietary information, designs, patents and other intellectual property rights, as well as the business name, logo, images. all designs, text, videos, audio files, graphics, other files, and software (“Content”). Your use of the Site, the products and/or the services and access to any content does not grant or transfer any rights, title or interest to you in relation to this Site, the products and/or the services or the content.

No Commercial Use

You may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, create derivative works from, distribute, display, reproduce or perform, or in any way exploit in any format whatsoever the Site, the products and/or services or the Content, our Intellectual Property and Third-Party Licensed Intellectual Property in whole or in part without our prior written consent. We reserve the right to immediately remove your access to our Site, products and services, Content, without refund, if you are found to be violating these Terms. 

Links to other websites
Our Site and social media channels may have links to other sites operated by third parties. Unless we expressly tell you otherwise, we do not in any way, endorse, control or approve of and nor are we responsible for the content on those websites. It’s up to you to decide if those websites and their content work for you, and we recommend that you investigate to find that out.

Privacy
These Terms also include our Privacy Policy which sets out how we use your personal information, which can be accessed here. By using this Site, you consent to the processing described in the Privacy Policy and warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

Creating an account
To place orders and access some features of the Site, you may have to register an account. This means you’ll have to give us accurate information including your name, your business name, address, a valid email address and telephone number and you must be at least 18 years old. You warrant that any information you provide during the account set up process is accurate and correct at the time you provide the information and that you’ll update information should there be any changes to the information provided. You’ll be solely responsible for the activity that occurs on your account (including orders placed on your account) so keep your account password secure. 

We reserve the right to suspend or cancel your account at any time, at our sole discretion, if you breach any provision of the Terms or applicable law or where your conduct impacts our reputation. 

Prices and Payment 
All prices are in Australian Dollars (AUD) and are inclusive of any Australian Goods and Services Tax (GST) (as applicable). The prices indicated on the Site may change at any time without advance notice to you. If you’ve purchased our products or services, it will be charged at the price in force at the time a customer’s order is validated. 

We reserve the right at any time to modify or discontinue the product or service without notice at any time. We shall not be liable to you, or to a third-party for any modification, price change, suspension or discontinuance of the product or service.

We reserve the right to cancel an order and provide a full refund in the event that a product has been discontinued or we do not have the stock.

We offer visitors who want to purchase from our Site the option to pay for the products and / or services by credit card or such other method of payment as notified by us from time to time. You acknowledge and agree to make timely and full payments to us for the products and/or services purchased. Where you use a credit card, you warrant that you have the necessary rights and authority to use that credit card. You authorise us to automatically charge the credit card on file for any and all payment balances owed and agree to keep all billing information current at all times. Where you fail to make payment or payment is declined for any reason, we may revoke your access to the products. 

We reserve the right to cancel any order where we suspect that there is fraud or other types of illegal or unauthorised activity.

International Tax, Customs Charges, Duties and Fees
As we are based in Australia and you are buying from an Australian company, we therefore charge you for your Order in Australian dollars including Australian GST.  The actual price charged to international customers will be subject to the exchange rate applied by the payment provider you have used. Please note Orders shipped internationally may incur GST, duties, customs charges and fees charged by the destination country. These amounts must be paid by you directly to the destination country.  We are not responsible for and will not reimburse any of these GST, duties, customs charges or fees. 

Placing an Order
Please follow the instructions on the Website to place your orders. Your order constitutes an offer to us to buy the products and services. After receiving an order, we will send you an e-mail acknowledging that we have received your order (“Order Confirmation”). While it is our practice to confirm orders by email, the receipt of an email Order Confirmation does not constitute our acceptance of an order or our confirmation of an offer to sell a product or service.  All orders are subject to acceptance by us, and we will confirm such acceptance to you by sending you an email confirming the shipment of your order (“Shipping Confirmation”). A contract with us will be formed only when you receive the Shipping Confirmation. The contract will relate only to those products and services whose shipment we have confirmed in the Shipping Confirmation. We will not be obliged to supply any other products or services which may have been part of your order in the same or a separate Order Confirmation. We reserve the right to cancel your order at any time before we have accepted it and we may rescind our acceptance and cancel your order where there has been an obvious error in price or where the products or services are no longer in our inventory. We also reserve the right, without prior notice, to limit the order quantity on any product or service and/or to refuse service to any customer. We may also require verification of information prior to the acceptance and/or shipment of any order.

Refund Policy 
Details on our refund policy can be accessed here.

Shipping Policy 
Details on our shipping policy can be accessed here.

Electronic Communications and Electronic Signatures 
You acknowledge and agree that you will be bound by any affirmation, acceptance or agreement that is transmitted through this Site, including but not limited to any consent you provide to receive communications from us solely by means of electronic transmission. You further acknowledge and agree that when you click on or tick “I agree”, “I consent”, or other similarly worded click or tick options by electronic means using an electronic device such as your mobile phone, tablet, desktop, laptop or any other computer device capable of allowing you to click or tick, your agreement and/or consent will be legally binding and enforceable and will be deemed to be as effective as if you had written your signature by hand.

Information and Advice 
Our Site may have articles and content that is of a general nature and is not intended to constitute or replace professional advice for individual or specific situations and does not take into account your specific needs or circumstances. The information contained on the Site is not a substitute for obtaining advice specific to your circumstances from a qualified professional. We do not accept responsibility for determining whether our products and/or services are appropriate for you, We reserve the right to deny service and refund the cost of that product and/or service for any reason including where we believe that the product and/or service would be dangerous or would not be appropriate for you, or we believe that further professional advice should be sought. 

Information about merchandise on the Website is based on material provided by third party merchants, suppliers and/or product manufacturers. Except as required by law (including the Australian Consumer Law) we cannot be held responsible for inaccuracies or errors caused by incorrect information supplied to us or by these third parties.

We do our best to ensure that the colours of any products are accurately displaced, please note, that on occasion the colour on our Site may seem different, depending on the device you use this can be for a number of reasons which are outside of our reasonable control, and may not accurately reflect the colour of the product.

By referencing or referring to anything on our Site including products or services any processes or other information, this does not constitute or imply our endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation in any way.

You agree to only use the product for their intended purpose and in accordance with any guidelines/instructions/directions (Guidelines) as set out on the packaging. Any use by you outside of these Guidelines is at your own risk and you assume full responsibility for any loss or damage arising from such use.

We do not accept responsibility for any products or services which do not produce the results which you desire or expect. Any statements made about the products on our Site have not been assessed by the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission or any other regulator. 

All products must be used in accordance with the instructions and guidelines provided. Please check the ingredients of any product before purchase to avoid any potential sensitivities and/or allergic reaction. You bear the sole responsibility for deciding if the products and services offered on the Site are right or suitable for you and your needs. 

We are an online store that provides beauty products for purchase, please consult with a health practitioner regarding your use of any of the products from the Site before using them if you have any concerns.

Products made available on our Site are for personal use only (including any samples we provide). You must not sell or attempt to resell any products and/or samples obtained or purchased from Slowe. 

Submitting Content to Site and Social Media

We always appreciate interaction on our social media channels and feedback about our Site, products and services, as it helps us to improve our Site and our products and services. Through the use of this Site, you may be invited to submit a review or interact with us via our social media channels. We love to hear from you! 

Where you do decide to submit such feedback or comments, you represent and warrant that:

a.   you are the sole author and owner of the intellectual property and any other rights in that content (or have the right to use that content with appropriate consents and permissions);
b.   give us permission to post or otherwise use that feedback on our social media or other channels;
c.   you waive any and all existing and future moral rights (as defined in the Copyright Act 1968(Cth) in the content you provide us; 
d.   the content does not violate these Terms; and 
e.   you are at least 18 years old.

We reserve the right to remove a review or comment if such review or comment contains:
a.   libelous or otherwise unlawful, abusive or obscene material; 
b.   attacks our employees or another contributor; 
c.   contains material that discloses your personal information; or 
d.   is unrelated to the post or content to which you have reviewed or commented on.

Our Site and social media channels may feature user reviews of the products and/or services as well as blogs by guest bloggers, these reviews and content of the guest blogs in no way represent the views or opinions of Slowe or its owners, shareholders, employees or others, but are the sole product of its creator. We disclaim all liability with respect to any content submitted by the user or guest blogger.

Competitions
We may from time to time run competitions through this Site and / or through our social media channels. Your participation in those competitions is subject to these Terms and any terms and conditions that are specific to each competition. 

Prohibited Use
In addition to any other prohibitions, you must not, under any circumstances use the Site or its content: 

a.   for any unlawful purpose; 
b.   to solicit others to perform or participate in any unlawful acts; 
c.   to violate any international, federal, or state regulations, rules, laws, or local ordinances;
d.   attempt to change, remove, deface, hack or otherwise interfere with this Site or any material or content displaced on the Site; 
e.   hack into any aspect of the Service; corrupt data; cause annoyance to other users; 
f.   infringe upon the rights of any other person's proprietary rights; 
g.   send any unsolicited advertising or promotional material, commonly referred to as “spam”; or 
h.   attempt to affect the performance or functionality of any computer facilities of or accessed through this Site.

Warranties and Disclaimers
This Site is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis and to the fullest extent permitted by law we make no representations or warranties about our Site and / or the products or services including that:

a.   they are suitable, reliable, complete, secure, accurate or fit for any particular purpose;
b.   access will be free of any harmful components (including viruses) or other code that is harmful or may assist in causing harm; or 
c.   there is no possibility of failure to store communications or other data. 
 

Limitation of Liability 
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable laws, in no event are we, any of our subsidiaries, or any of their shareholders, directors, officers, employees or licensors responsible for any losses and expenses, however arising, including without limitation, any direct, indirect and/or present, unascertained, future or contingent, loss of use, loss of data, loss caused by a virus, loss of income or profit or projected profit, loss or damage to property, claims of third parties, or other losses of any kind or character arising from or in connection with your use of our Site and /or our products or services, your inability to access our Site, interruption or outage of our Site or the fact that content on our Site or in our services is inaccurate, incomplete or out of date. Our liability for any breach of a condition or warranty under these Terms shall be limited to the extent provided for by the Australian Consumer Law (Schedule 2 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010).

Our Right to be Indemnified by you
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable laws, you agree to indemnify, and hold us and our related entities, affiliates, and our and their respective officers, agents and employees harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, (including reasonable legal fees on a full indemnity basis), made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of this Site in violation of these Terms and/or arising from a breach of these Terms and/or any breach of your representations and warranties set out in these Terms or your breach of any law or the rights of a third party.

Breach and Termination 
The agreement constituted between us by your use of the Site may be terminated:

a.   where you breach any provision of these Terms; or 
b.   at any time by us without notice, in which case all disclaimers and limitations of liability will survive termination, and you will no longer be authorised to access the Site.

Severability 
If any term or provision of these Terms is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be contrary to law, such provision will be changed and interpreted so as to best accomplish the objectives of the original provision to the fullest extent allowed by law and the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect.

Ceasing Our Website
We have the right to discontinue this Site. If we decide to do this, it can be at any time and may be without notice to you. We may also exclude any person from using our Site, at any time and at our sole discretion. We will not be responsible for any liability you may suffer arising from or in connection with any such discontinuance or exclusion.

Assignment
We are permitted to assign, transfer and subcontract our rights and/or obligations under these Terms without any notification or consent required. However, you are not permitted to assign, transfer or subcontract your rights and/or obligations under these Terms.

Entire Agreement 
These Terms (together with our Privacy Policy, Additional Terms and disclaimers) contained on this Site, constitute the entire understanding and agreement between us and you, in relation to your use of this Site and supersede all previous communications, negotiations, and agreements, whether oral, written, or electronic, respect to this Site and your use of this Site.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction 
All Terms shall be construed in accordance with and governed in all respects by the laws of the State of New South Wales, Australia. In relation to any dispute, we ask that you contact us in the first instance so that both parties can, acting in good faith, resolve the dispute to our mutual satisfaction as quickly, cost effectively and efficiently as possible. Where a dispute cannot be resolved, you agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of New South Wales, Australia.