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Terms Of Use

The following terms and conditions apply to all users accessing the site for any reason whatsoever. These may include (but not limited to) shop applicants, buyers, sellers, advertisers etc. Any user accessing the site for any reason agrees to accept the following terms and conditions of use.

Intellectual Property

Australian registered company The Handcrafted Shop Pty Ltd ABN 78 164 202 484 has the proprietary right to use all intellectual property associated with the website “thehandcraftedshop.com” and all domain name registrations associated therewith. Viewing of the site is allowed but no portion of same may be copied, reproduced or distributed by any party without the express permission of The Handcrafted Shop Pty Ltd.

In using the site no user is authorised to tamper with the site, or attempt in any way to use or manipulate the site without the express permission of The Handcrafted Shop Pty Ltd, in relation to any section of the site, including their own shop on the site.

Establishment of a Shop on the Site

Application for a shop on the site can only be made by users legally entitled to do so and be 18 years of age or over. All applications must be made by the use of the digital application form on the site or on the officially recognised manual application form completed and submitted manually. Only fully completed applications will be considered for processing.

By submitting an application in either format you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions, rules and regulations for the site as published from time to time.

An application is made for a term of one year from the date of the application. Shop applicants agree that any installment arrangement committed to will remain in place for the full term of one year from commencement. Shop owners must give at least 30 days notice not to renew a shop for a new term subsequent to expiry of the initial term. Should such notice not be received, the shop will be automatically renewed for a further term of one year from the date of expiry and these same terms and conditions will apply to that extended term.

The Handcrafted Shop Pty Ltd may decline any application for a shop at its sole discretion and for any reason it deems appropriate.

A shop will not be loaded on the site until the application has been carefully considered and all payments have been made and any direct debit arrangements for future payments have been verified and established.

Any refunds will be at the sole discretion of The Handcrafted Shop Pty Ltd.

Post Establishment Monitoring of Shops

All shop owners on the site acknowledge that The Handcrafted Shop Pty Ltd will monitor all use of the site to ensure that same is being used strictly in accordance with these terms and conditions and any other directions provided during the application process or otherwise contained elsewhere on the site. This will include monitoring of items listed for sale on shops.

The Handcrafted Shop Pty Ltd (at its sole discretion) reserves the right to remove any shop from the site or any product offered for sale in a shop at any time should the operation of the shop, or the item included for sale in a shop, not be in accordance with the various requirements imposed by The Handcrafted Shop Pty Ltd for operation of shops on the site or if such item or shop is considered offensive or socially unacceptable to The Handcrafted Shop Pty Ltd.

Operation of a Shop

Upon approval of an application for a shop on the site, the shop will be established on the site. When the shop is suitably established, the company will communicate with the applicant advising the establishment of the shop and the activation process.

From that point, the operation of the shop, including loading of products for sale and transacting sales with buyers (including delivery of items and being paid for same), becomes the responsibility of the shop owner and The Handcrafted Shop Pty Ltd takes no responsibility in relation to the success, viability or otherwise of the shop. Similarly, the Handcrafted Shop Pty Ltd does not accept any responsibility whatsoever to any buyer or user visiting a shop on the site for any reason and including any subsequent transactions between buyers and shop owners.

The Handcrafted Shop Pty Ltd takes no responsibility to any party in relation to any item listed on any shop on the site. The Handcrafted Shop Pty Ltd does not transfer legal ownership from seller to buyer of any item listed in any shop on the site. All listings and transactions for sale are the express responsibility of the shop owner and the shop owner agrees to indemnify The Handcrafted Shop Pty Ltd in relation to any claims made against it for any reason associated with the operation of the shop by the shop owner.

The shop owner accepts all responsibility associated with the operation of their shop including all issues associated with ownership, listing, pricing, quality, content, safety etc in relation to all items listed for sale on their shop.

In the operation of a shop, shop owners agree to comply with all relevant laws and regulations associated with such activity and in relation to online content and acceptable conduct.

All legal and taxation related matters associated with sales made by a shop owner are the direct responsibility of the shop owner.

General Disclaimer

The function of thehandcraftedshop.com is to provide the facility for users to establish their own shop for sale of their items and they become responsible for all issues arising from operation of their shop by them.

The Handcrafted Shop Pty Ltd will not be held responsible to any user for any loss incurred in relation to their use of the website and any user accessing, using, transacting or utilising the facilities of the website do so at their own risk.

No warranty, express or implied, is given by The Handcrafted Shop Pty Ltd in relation to any product, transaction or advice provided in relation to any shop listed on the site.

The Handcrafted Shop Pty Ltd will not be held responsible for any malfunction or incapacity of the site for use but agrees to use its best endeavours to ensure that the site is supported to an extent to minimise any down-time created by matters within its control.

No responsibility is taken by The Handcrafted Shop Pty Ltd in relation to any sites linked to thehandcraftedshop.com for any reason.