Terms and Conditions

The Elegance Tiles website elegancetiles.com.au and the associated applications (“Site”) is owned and operated by ELEGANCE TILES, referred herein as Elegance Tiles, “we”, “us” or “the Company”.

These Terms and Conditions together with the documents referred to within govern the supply of any products ordered by you on the Site and your use of the Site.

By browsing, accessing, using the Site or ordering a product, you agree to be legally bound by these Terms and Conditions


1. Access and use of the site

1.1 You must only use the Site in accordance with these Terms and Conditions and any applicable law.

1.2 You must not (or attempt to):

(a) interfere (or attempt to interfere) or disrupt (or attempt to disrupt) the Site or the servers or networks that host the Site;
(b) use (or attempt to use) data mining, robots, screen scraping or similar data gathering and extraction tools on the Site; or
(c) interfere (or attempt to interfere) with security-related or other features of the Site.

1.3 To place Orders and access some features of the Site, you must register an Account with us. To register an Account, you must:

(a) give us accurate and current personal information including your name, address, and a valid email address.
(b) you must be at least 18 years old, and have the capacity to enter into a legally binding agreement with us.

1.4 You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs on your Elegance Tiles Account (including Orders placed using your Account), and you must keep your Account password secure. We are not responsible for any unauthorised activity on your Account if you fail to keep your Account login information secure. We may refer fraudulent or abusive or illegal activity to the relevant authorities.

1.5 You must not use another person’s Account without our, and/or the other person’s, express permission. If you suspect or become aware of any unauthorised use of your Account or that your password is no longer secure, you must notify Elegance Tiles immediately to re-secure your Account (including by changing your password).

1.6 We cannot guarantee that the Site will be available at all times and without disruption and provide no warranties in relation to the content of any other website linked to or from our Site.

1.7 You must not link to our Site or any part of our Site in a way that damages or takes advantage of our reputation, including but not limited to

(a) in a way to suggest or imply that you have any kind of association and affiliation with us, or approval and endorsement from us when there is none; or
(b) in a way that is illegal or unfair.


2.
Information on this site

2.1 The Site and the content on the Site are subject to copyright, trademarks and other intellectual property rights. These rights are owned by or licensed to Elegance Tiles.

2.2 You must not reproduce, transmit, communicate, adapt, distribute, sell, modify or publish or otherwise use any of the material on the Site, including audio and video excerpts, except as permitted by statute or with our prior written consent.

2.3 Information about goods on the Site is based on material provided by third party merchants, suppliers and product manufacturers. Except as required by law (including the Australian Consumer Law) Elegance Tiles are not responsible for inaccuracies or errors caused by incorrect information supplied to us or by these third parties.

2.4 Due to photographic and screen limitations associated with the representation of products, some actual products may differ to a small extent in visual appearance (for example in colour) from the way they appear on the Site.

In addition, where it is suitable to do so, some depictions of products are created or chosen by us for promotional purposes, and may not be an exact representation of the products received.


3. Order and formation of Contract

3.1 When making an Order, you must follow the instructions on the Site as to how to make your Order and for making changes to your Order before you submit it.

3.2 Once You select a product that you wish to order, irrespective of any previous price you have seen or heard, you will then be shown or told (on the Site) the price you must pay including GST and any other charges. Unless otherwise stated all charges are in Australian Dollars.

3.3 You must pay for the Order in full at the time of ordering by one of the payment methods we provide on the Site. You must be fully entitled to use the payment method or account used for purchases. The payment method or account must have sufficient funds or credit facilities to cover the purchase. We reserve the right to obtain validation of your payment details before providing you with the product and carry out security checks from time to time.

3.4 If you discover that you have made a mistake with your Order after you have submitted it to the Site, please contact Elegance Tiles immediately. However, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to amend your Order in accordance with your instructions.

3.5 When you place an order, you will receive from us a Confirmation of Order by e-mail. This email will only be an acknowledgement and will not constitute acceptance of your order.

A contract between us for the purchase of the goods will not be formed until you receive a shipment confirmation email from us. We are not obliged to supply the product to You until we have accepted Your Order.

We may in our discretion refuse to accept an Order from you for any reason, including but not limited to:

(a) unavailability of stock or we may offer you an alternative product (in which case we may require you to re-submit Your Order);
(b) we suspect that you might on-sell our Products to other consumers.

3.6 Until the time when we accept your Order, we reserve the right to refuse to process your Order and you have the right to cancel your Order. If we or you have cancelled your Order before it has been accepted, we will promptly refund any payment already made by you to your original payment method.

 

4. Sample Tiles

4.1 Minimum cost for Sample Tiles is $6, which purchases up to 6 Sample Tiles.

4.2 Money paid for a Sample Order is fully refundable upon full purchase of Tiles in store. To receive the refund a customer needs to have paid the Sample Tiles price in full.

4.3 Only one Sample Order is eligible for the refund. Multiple sample orders are not eligible to receive individual $6 refunds.

4.4 Maximum refund of sample orders is up to the amount of $6.

4.5 The $6 refund is only applicable to customers who spend more than $100 in store.

4.6 Offer is valid for 6 months from the Sample Tiles order date.

4.7 Tile Samples can only be delivered to an address in Victoria through the website. Customers who wish to order samples to an interstate address outside of Victoria must contact enquiries@elegancetiles.com.au to arrange this directly.

 

 

5. Delivery

5.1 We aim to deliver products to you at the place of delivery requested by you within the time indicated by us at the time of your Order, but we cannot guarantee any firm delivery dates.

5.2 We will try to let you know if we expect to be unable to meet our estimated delivery date, but, to the extent permitted by law, we will not be liable to you for any losses, liabilities, costs, damages, charges or expenses arising out of late delivery.

5.3 You may grant us an ‘authority to leave’ when placing your Order. If you do, you understand and agree that this authority to leave gives us and/or our couriers permission to leave the Order in question unattended by the front door – or, where applicable, at the reception or concierge’s desk, or as per your instructions – of the delivery address without obtaining a signature confirming delivery at the delivery location. In these circumstances, you understand and agree that by granting us authority to leave, we and our couriers are released of all responsibility and liability for the Orders delivered and left unattended, and that this responsibility and liability transfer to you on delivery.

5.4 You must ensure that you are able to take delivery of the product without undue delay and at any time reasonably specified by us. If you are not, the couriers may leave a card giving you instructions on either re-delivery or collection from the carrier. If delivery or collection is delayed through your unreasonable refusal to accept delivery or if you do not (within two weeks of our first attempt to deliver the product to you) accept delivery or collect the product from the carrier, then we may (without affecting any other right or remedy available to us) do either or both of the following:

(a) charge you for our reasonable storage fee and other costs reasonably incurred by us; or
(b) no longer make the product available for delivery or collection and notify you that we are cancelling the applicable Contract, in which case we will refund to you or your credit or debit card company as applicable any money paid to us, less our reasonable administration charges (including for attempting to deliver and then returning the product, and any storage fees as provided for above).

5.5 Please note that it might not be possible for us to deliver to some locations. If this is the case, we will inform you using the contact details that you provide to us when you make your Order and arrange for cancellation of the Order or delivery to an alternative delivery address.

5.6 Unless otherwise specified by you, all risk in the product shall pass to you upon delivery. If delivery is delayed, risk shall pass at the date when delivery would have occurred. From the time when risk passes to you, we will not be liable for loss or destruction of the product.

5.7 You must take care when opening the product so as not to damage it, particularly when using any sharp instruments.

5.8 Sample Tiles cannot be delivered to PO Boxes. When ordering Sample Tiles a valid street address must be provided.


5. Cancellations

5.1 We may terminate a Contract if the product is not available for any reason. We will notify you if this is the case and return any payment that you have made. We will usually refund any money received from you using the same method originally used by you to pay for the product.

5.2 If you wish to cancel your order, please contact our Customer Service Team via www.elegancetiles.com.au/contact/

No cancellation fees will apply. Once an order has been processed it cannot be cancelled and the item must instead be returned to us in accordance with the Returns Policy.


6. Faulty product returns

6.1 We aim to provide you with Products of the highest standard and quality.
If you have received a Product with a defect, please contact us via www.elegancetiles.com.au/contact/ soon as possible so we can guide you through the returns process and help resolve the problem as swiftly as possible. In order to assist the return process, you may be required to send us images of the damage, defect or fault for preliminary assessment.

6.2 If the Product is confirmed to have a defect, we will replace the Product or refund the Price of the Product to your original payment method at your request. If the Product is found not to have a defect or deemed out of warranty, we will ship the Product back to you.

6.3 It does not constitute a defect, if in our reasonable opinion, the Product has, following the sale to you, become of unacceptable quality due to fair wear and tear, misuse, failure to use in accordance with manufacturers’ instructions, using it in an abnormal way or failure to take reasonable care.


7.
Change of Mind Returns and Take Out Returns

Elegance Stores each have different returns policies. Customers will have to contact their preferred store for details regarding that stores returns policy.

7.1 In addition to your rights in relation to faulty Products in Clause 6, you can return any Product

(a) within 30 days of purchase;
(b) unused.

7.2 Upon receiving and inspection of your return, we will contact you about next steps. Once determined the return is in compliance with Clause 7.1, we will, at your request;

(a) refund the Price of the Product returned to your original payment method, or
(b) exchange the Product for another selection.

7.3 However, we will not be able to refund any delivery fees that you have paid at purchase to have the Product shipped to you.

If the return, in our reasonable opinion, is not in compliance with clause 7.1, we will contact you to ship the Product back to you and you will be liable for the shipping costs both to and from us.

7.4 Nothing in this clause is intended to exclude any rights in Clause 6 or any of your statutory rights as a consumer under Australian Consumer Law


8. Vouchers, Gift Cards and Store Credits

Elegance Stores each have different policies regarding vouchers, gift cards and store credit. Customers will have to contact their preferred store regarding their policies on these matters.


9. Disclaimer and Liability

9.1 This clause prevails over all other clauses, and, to the extent permitted by law, states our entire Liability, and your sole and exclusive remedies, for:

(a) the performance, non-performance, purported performance or delay in performance of these Terms and Conditions or a Contract or the Site (or any part of it or them); or
(b) otherwise in relation to these Terms and Conditions or the entering into or performance of these Terms and Conditions.

9.2 Nothing in these Terms and Conditions excludes or limits your statutory rights as a consumer or our Liability for:

(a) fraud;
(b) death or personal injury caused by our Breach of Duty;
(c) any breach of the obligations implied by law; or
(d) any other Liability which cannot be excluded or limited by applicable law.

9.3 In performing any obligation under these Terms and Conditions, our only duty is to exercise reasonable care and skill.

9.4 Subject to clause 9.3:

(a) To the extent permitted by law, we do not warrant and we exclude all Liability in respect of the accuracy, completeness, fitness for purpose or legality of any information accessed using the Site;
(b) We exclude all Liability of any kind for the transmission or the reception of or the failure to transmit or to receive any material of whatever nature;
(c) You should not rely on any information accessed using the Site to make a purchasing decision – you should make your own enquiries before forming your own opinion and taking any action based on any such information.
(d) It is your responsibility to ensure that the products are sufficient and suitable for your purposes and meet your individual requirements. We do not warrant that the products will meet your individual requirements. You acknowledge that the products are standard and not made bespoke to fit any particular requirements that you may have.
(e) We do not accept and hereby exclude any Liability for Breach of Duty other than any such Liability arising pursuant to the provisions of these Terms and Conditions.
(f) To the extent permitted by law in no event shall we, our affiliates and related entities or our suppliers be liable for lost profits or any special, incidental or consequential damages arising out of or in connection with the Site, our services or these Terms and Conditions.
(g) Our total Liability under any Contract shall in no circumstances exceed,

(i) in the case of Products, the replacement of the Products or the supply of equivalent Products, the repair of the Products, the payment of the cost of replacing the Products or of acquiring equivalent Products, or the payment of the cost of having the Products 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.


9. Indemnity

You indemnify and hold Elegance Tiles and our related entities, affiliates, and our and their respective officers, agents, and employees, harmless from and against any and all claims, demands, proceedings, losses and damages (actual, special and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, including reasonable legal fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your breach of these Terms and Conditions or your breach of any law or the rights of a third party.


10. Privacy Policy

Please see the Elegance Tiles Privacy Policy accessible here.


11. Mediation and dispute resolution

In the event of any dispute under these Terms and Conditions the parties agree to negotiate in good faith to resolve the dispute.

Any dispute or difference whatsoever arising out of or in connection with these Terms and Conditions which cannot be resolved by the parties shall be submitted to mediation in accordance with, and subject to, The Institute of Arbitrators & Mediators Australia Mediation and Conciliation Rules.

12. General

12.1 Entire agreement: These Terms and Conditions contain all the terms agreed between the parties regarding its subject matter and supersedes and excludes any prior agreement, understanding or arrangement between the parties, whether oral or in writing. No representation, undertaking or promise shall be taken to have been given or be implied from anything said or written in negotiations between the parties prior to these Terms and Conditions except as expressly stated in these Terms and Conditions. However, the service and products are provided to you under our operating rules, policies, and procedures as published from time to time on the Site.

12.2 Assignment: You may not assign or delegate or otherwise deal with all or any of your rights or obligations under these Terms and Conditions. We shall have the right to assign or otherwise delegate all or any of our rights or obligations under these Terms and Conditions to any person.

12.3 Force majeure: We shall not be liable for any breach of our obligations under these Terms and Conditions where we are hindered or prevented from carrying out our obligations by any cause outside our reasonable control, including by lightning, fire, flood, extremely severe weather, strike, lock-out, labour dispute, act of God, war, riot, civil commotion, malicious damage, failure of any telecommunications or computer system, compliance with any law, accident (or by any damage caused by any of such events).

12.4 No waiver: No waiver by us of any default of yours under these Terms and Conditions shall operate or be construed as a waiver by us of any future defaults, whether of a like or different character. No granting of time or other forbearance or indulgence by us to you shall in any way release, discharge or otherwise affect your liability under these Terms and Conditions.

12.5 Notices: Unless otherwise stated within these Terms and Conditions, notices to be given to either party shall be in writing and shall be delivered by electronic mail at the email address you supplied to us or to us at our registered office.

12.6 Third party rights: All provisions of these Terms and Conditions apply equally to and are for the benefit of Elegance Tiles, its subsidiaries, any holding companies of Elegance Tiles, its (or their) affiliates and its (or their) third party content providers and licensors and each shall have the right to assert and enforce such provisions directly or on its own behalf (save that these Terms and Conditions may be varied or rescinded without the consent of those parties).

12.7 Survival: The provisions of clauses that either are expressed to survive its expiry or termination or from their nature or context it is contemplated that they are to survive such.

12.8 Severability: If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is held to be unlawful, invalid or unenforceable, that provision shall be deemed severed and where capable the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions shall not be affected.

12.9 Governing law: These Terms and Conditions (and all non-contractual relationships between you and us) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of Victoria and both parties hereby submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of Victoria.

12.10 Change of the Terms and Conditions: We reserve the right to amend these Terms and Conditions at any time. All amendments to these Terms and Conditions will be posted online. However, continued use of the Site will be deemed to constitute acceptance of the new Terms and Conditions.

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