Last Updated: 04/01/2021
1.2 USE OF MATERIALS ON THE PLATFORMS
Galt has created its various Platforms to provide information about its company and products for your personal use. Whilst considerable effort has been made to ensure that the visual representations of Galt products displayed on the platforms are representative of the color, design and style etc. of the original products, slight variations, distortions and/or differences may be apparent when compared to the original product. This may, for example, be due to technical issues such as your browser or computer settings. Accordingly, Galt cannot be held liable for any apparent differences in the product images represented on the Platforms and the original products. We strongly advise you visit one of our boutiques or authorized retailers prior to making a purchase online or by phone.
You may download one computer copy or print one copy of the material made available to you via the Platforms, or download the application on to your mobile device, for your own non-commercial, educational, private or domestic use only, provided that proprietary notices, in particular intellectual property notices such as copyright©, trademark™, are preserved intact and are not modified, deleted or changed. Unless otherwise stated, you should assume that everything that you see or read on the Platforms (such as images, photographs, including any person represented in the photographs, illustrations, icons, texts, video clips, music, written and other materials) (“Galt Material”) are protected by legislation such as copyright, designs and trademark legislation and under international treaty provisions and national laws worldwide.
1.3 YOUR SUBMISSIONS AND UNSOLICITED COMMUNICATIONS
Any unsolicited communication or material that you transmit to Galt via the Platforms or through social media, by electronic mail or otherwise, including, but not limited to, any data, questions or answers, comments, suggestions, or the like will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary by Galt. By sending communications to Galt, you automatically grant Galt a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display such communication(s) alone, or as a part of other works in any form, media, or technology whether now known of hereafter developed and to sublicense such rights to anyone. Anything that you transmit may be used by Galt and its affiliated companies for any purpose, including but not limited to reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast and posting, or developing, manufacturing and marketing products using such information.
Furthermore, Galt enjoys a worldwide reputation for both the design and manufacture of jewelry, high jewelry, high quality luxury watches, leather goods and other luxury goods. To this end, it possesses its own sources of creativity, in particular highly skilled teams of designers who conceive and perfect Galt’s creations. As a result, Galt cannot agree to or accept to be the receiver of unsolicited proposals of collaboration. Indeed, it is conceivable that Galt may already be working on similar ideas and/or creations.
1.4 TRADEMARK NOTICE
In general, all trademarks, logos and service marks (collectively the “Trademarks”) that appear on the Platforms are registered, unregistered or otherwise protected Galt trademarks or are licensed for use by Galt by third parties. Other trademarks are proprietary marks and are registered to their respective owners. Nothing contained on the Platforms should be construed as granting, by implication or otherwise, any licence or right to use any trademark without Galt’s prior written permission or that of such third party who owns the trademark. Misuse of any trademark displayed on the Platforms, or any other content on the Platforms, except as provided herein, is strictly prohibited.
1.5 COPYRIGHT NOTICE
All content (including Galt Materials) on the Platforms are either Copyright © Galt or are licensed for use by Galt. All rights are reserved. Please refer to the section above on Use of Materials on the Platforms.
1.6 TERMINATION AND SUSPENSION
1.7 GENERAL PROVISIONS
Unless otherwise specified, the information and materials presented on the Platforms are presented solely for the purpose of promoting Galt’s products and services and in certain cases to present products for sale via a variety of means. Galt makes no representation that Galt Material is appropriate or available for use in every country of the world. You are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws, keeping in mind that access to Galt Material may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. Our products are available in many parts of the world. However, the Platforms may identify products that are not available worldwide.
1.8 APPLICABLE LAW AND JURISDICTION
Galt & Bro. products and services, are available only from Galt and Bro. LLC, under its US and international trademarks. Galt & Bro., its products and services, are only affiliated with its legal entity of Galt & Bro. LLC and all of its officially approved & awarded live US & international trademarks. Galt & Bro is NOT affiliated with any other entity, including any other inactive, active, or dead entities.
Conditions of Sale
Last Updated: 04/01/2021
The following terms and conditions and any other related rules that are adopted by Galt and made available as provided herein (collectively, the “Conditions of Sale”) shall apply to all sales of products that you (the “Customer” or “you”) may order from Galt & Bro. a limited liability company organized and existing under the laws of Virginia (“Galt”, or referred to herein as “us”, “our” or “we”) on the Internet via the Galt website, identified by the domain name www.galtandbro.com, and any associated mobile or digital applications that refer to these Conditions of Sale (together, the “Platform”) or by phone via the client relations center of Galt (the “Client Relations Center”).
These Conditions of Sale apply to sales made through the Platform or by phone directly through the Client Relations Center by individuals who are citizens of, or residents living in, the continental United States of America at the time of placing the order. The Conditions of Sale applicable to any order placed through the Client Relations Center or the Platform are those in force at the time that an order has been placed on at the time you place your order (in the case of an order placed through the Platform). In the case of an order placed through the Platform, when you check the “I have read and I accept the Conditions of Sale” box at the payment section of the Platform before placing your order with Galt, you indicate your acceptance of these Conditions of Sale. If you refuse to accept these Conditions of Sale, you will not be able to order any Galt products from the Platform or the Client Relations Center. Sales conducted through Galt retail boutiques (a “Galt Retail Boutique”) and/or authorized retailers are also subject to these Conditions of Sale.
To summarize, please read these Conditions of Sale carefully prior to making an online purchase from Galt & Bro. LLC (“Galt & Bro.”, “Galt & Bro”, “Galt”, “we,” “us” or “our”) through our website. By purchasing items through the Site, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Sale and our TERMS & CONDITIONS, which are incorporated by reference. If you do not agree to all of the terms and conditions set forth in these Terms of Sale, do not purchase any items through the Site.
We reserve the right to change or modify these Terms of Sale at any time and in our sole discretion. If we make changes to these Terms of Sale, we will post the amended Terms of Sale to the Site and update the “Last Updated” date above. We encourage you to review these Terms of Sale prior to making any purchase through the Site to ensure that you understand the terms and conditions that apply to your purchase.
- PURCHASING ELIGIBILITY
Only individuals (and not legal entities) who (a) have reached the age of majority (eighteen in most states), (b) have legal capacity to enter into contracts and (c) are citizens of or residents living in the continental United States of America, Alaska, Hawaii or the District of Columbia may order products through the Platform or direct contact with us. If you are under the age of majority or otherwise cannot lawfully enter into a contract, you must have your parent or guardian place an order on your behalf and thereby assent to these Conditions of Sale. Any orders placed in violation of this provision shall be null and void.
By placing an order through the Platform, you represent and warrant that you are a bona fide end-user customer and will not deliver, sell or otherwise distribute Galt products or purchase Galt products for commercial purposes or any other commercial benefit.
- PRODUCT AVAILABILITY; QUANTITY
All orders placed through on the Platform are subject to availability and acceptance by Galt. All items offered for sale through the Site are subject to availability, and we reserve the right to impose quantity limits on any order, reject all or any part of an order, and discontinue offering items without prior notice, even if you have already placed an order for an item. All prices are shown in U.S. dollars and applicable Taxes (as defined below) and other charges, if any, are additional. All prices are subject to change without notice.
Galt reserves the right to change the assortment of items offered on the Platform or through the Client Relations Center, and may limit from time to time the quantity of Galt products that may be ordered by a Customer in a single buying session, without prior notice.
- ACCOUNT REGISTRATION; PERSONAL INFORMATION; GUEST CHECKOUT
In order to place an order on the Platform, you may either register and create an online account on the Platform or place an order as a guest without creating an online account by selecting the “Guest Checkout” option. In order to create this account, you will be required to provide valid and up-to-date personal information, such as your legal name, phone number and e-mail address, and to confirm that you have reached the age of majority.
If you select the “Guest Checkout” option, you will have the option to create your Galt online account upon receiving the Order Confirmation. Please note that in such case, your Galt online account will not include transactions made prior to the creation of your account.
Upon completion of your account registration on the Platform, you will receive by email a one-time password, which will allow you to log in to your account on the Platform and create a permanent account login and password. You will also receive a second email summarizing the personal information you provided in registering for your online account. You are responsible for ensuring that your password and account login are kept secret, safe and secure at all times. Galt will not be held responsible or liable for any misuse of your account in connection with, and/or resulting from, a third party’s access to and use of your password and account login.
When placing an order on the Platform you will be required to provide other personal information as applicable, such as shipping address, billing address and payment details. Additional information may be collected by Galt or its third party providers at this time for security and anti-fraud purposes.
You represent and warrant that the personal information you provide to the Client Relations Center or via the Platform is true, valid, complete and up-to-date in all respects, and you confirm that you are the person referred to in the shipping (unless the item is a gift) and billing information provided.
If you are ordering on the Platform, orders will be processed as follows: Once you have chosen a product, click on the “Add to Shopping Bag” icon to place this product in your shopping bag. You may then decide to continue shopping for other products and add them to your shopping bag (subject to availability and quantity limits) or proceed to “Checkout” by clicking on this button. You may also remove one or several products you have selected by clicking on “X” next to the chosen product in the Shopping Bag. Once on the payment page, review your order details and personal information (including email, shipping address, billing address and payment information), check the box next to “I have read and I accept the Conditions of Sale”. Then, click on “Pay Now” to place your order.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary provided for herein, Galt reserves the right to refuse, cancel and terminate orders at any moment in time. For example, Galt may refuse, terminate or cancel your order if there is an ongoing dispute concerning payment of a prior order or if Galt suspects, in its sole discretion, that you have engaged in fraudulent or grey market activities or have otherwise violated these Conditions of Sale.
- PRICES, TAX AND SHIPPING COSTS
All prices shown on the product pages of the Platform or quoted by us are in U.S. Dollars.
Galt reserves the right to modify prices and delivery costs at any time without prior notice.
Actual shipping costs and applicable taxes will be reflected on your payment page before you are asked to confirm and place your order (in the case of a Platform order) and will also be reflected in the Confirmation of Order. Delivery costs, if any, are described in the shipping policy set forth below. Sales and use taxes will vary based on the location to which products are being shipped. Delivery costs and estimated sales and use taxes are not stated on the product pages but will be added to the product price, if applicable, after you have chosen your delivery location and options.
The actual sales tax associated with your purchase will be calculated at the time when your order is to be shipped, at which point you will receive a Confirmation of Order. Please note that changes to applicable law between the date your order is placed and the date you are sent a Confirmation of Order may result in changes to the sales tax associated with your purchase. If the resulting change is an increase in the sales tax you are charged, we will contact you and ask that you reconfirm your purchase.
Please note that if you exchange your Galt creation at certain Galt boutiques you will be subject to any jurisdictional tax differences, from taxes originally paid on your Galt creation.
You are responsible for any sales, use, duty, or other governmental taxes or fees (“Taxes”) due with respect to your purchase of items through the Site. We will collect applicable Taxes if we determine we have a duty to collect such Taxes. We will present an estimate of Taxes to be collected at checkout, except where we have clearly stated in writing that a price includes Taxes. The actual taxes charged may be adjusted from the amount shown at checkout. Several factors may cause this adjustment, such as variances between processor programs and changes in rates of Taxes.
By providing a credit card or other payment method accepted by us, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to use the designated payment method and that you authorize us (or our third-party payment processor) to charge your payment method for the total amount of your order (including any applicable Taxes and other charges). If the payment method cannot be verified, is invalid or is otherwise not acceptable, your order may be suspended or cancelled. You must resolve any problem we encounter in order to proceed with your order. In the event you would like to change or update payment information associated with your account on the Site, you can do so at any time by logging into your account and editing your payment information. If any of the items in your order are unavailable, we will charge only the prices, Taxes and other applicable charges associated with the items that are included in the shipment. By providing us with any payment method, you agree to all of our policies, including order changes, cancellations, shipping and returns.
- PAYMENT BY CREDIT CARD AND PAYPAL
Galt accepts the following credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.
When ordering on the Platform, you will need to enter your payment details on the appropriate form. In the case of an order placed by telephone, you will need to communicate to us your credit/debit card number and your three- or four- digit security code that is printed on the back or the front of your card (CVV2/CVC2/CID). Your telephone conversation will be recorded for security and quality control purposes. Any telephone conversation recorded by our Client Relations Center that contains your credit card information will be fully encrypted and only used to process card transactions.
All credit/debit card holders are subject to validation checks and authorization by the card issuer. If the issuer of your payment card refuses to authorize payment to Galt, you will need to contact your card issuer directly to solve this problem, and Galt will not be liable for any delay or non-delivery.
In order to process your order, we may perform security checks on your credit card. The full amount of your purchase will be blocked on your credit card until your order is approved by Galt, and your credit card will be charged the applicable purchase price once your order has shipped. By submitting an offer to purchase Galt products on the platform, you expressly authorize Galt to perform such security checks, where Galt deems necessary, to transmit or to obtain information (including any updated information) about you to or from third parties from time to time, including but not limited to your credit-card number, to authenticate your identity, to validate your credit card, to obtain a credit card authorization and to authorize individual purchase transactions.
Galt is prohibited under U.S. law from making sales of its goods to individuals or companies designated on the Office of Foreign Assets Controls (“OFAC”) Specially Designated Nationals (“SDN”) List, or to country destinations sanctioned by the U.S. Any such transactions will be declined.
You may also pay by using PayPal, as indicated on the Platform.
- PAYMENT BY WIRE TRANSFER
We only accept bank wire transfer for orders placed through direct communication with us. We do not charge a fee for bank wire transfers for orders made through the Platform or direct contact; however, some financial institutions may charge a fee for using a bank wire transfer. We require that all bank wire transfer orders placed by telephone and email be confirmed through an order approval process. We may acknowledge a bank wire transfer order, but the order will not be processed until the payment has been received and confirmed by us by e-mail. If your wire transfer payment is not credited into our bank account within fourteen (14) days after you have placed your order, your order will be cancelled.
- ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF ORDER
Once you have made your choice and your order has been placed on the Platform, you will receive an Acknowledgment of Order by email, acknowledging the details of your order. This Acknowledgment of Order will contain an Order Reference Number assigned by Galt. Please make sure that you save this Order Reference Number for any future enquiries regarding your order. This Acknowledgment of Order is not an acceptance of your order. Following the transmission of the Acknowledgment of Order, Galt will conduct its usual credit, anti-fraud, security and related legal checks and, if acceptable, will then process your order.
These Conditions of Sale will be provided to you with the Acknowledgement of Order through either email link or pdf. Please carefully review these Conditions of Sale upon receipt.
- SHIPPING AND HANDLING
You agree to pay any shipping and handling charges shown at the time you make a purchase. We reserve the right to increase, decrease, add or eliminate shipping and handling charges from time to time; however, we will provide notice of the changes applicable to you before you make your purchase. Any delivery dates or times shown as part of the checkout process are estimates only and are not guaranteed. Unless we state otherwise, risk of loss or damage to an item passes to you upon delivery of the item to your specified delivery location.
If you have any questions regarding shipping, please contact us by email. For more information about shipping and handling fees, including international shipping, please see our Shipping & Returns Policy.
- RETURNS, EXCHANGES, AND REFUNDS
We want you to be completely happy with the items you order from us. If for any reason you are not satisfied with an item you purchase through the Site, you may return such item (accompanied by all of the original packaging and your sales receipt) within 7 days of the date on which the item was delivered to you and elect to: (i) exchange the item for another item available for purchase through the Site, (ii) receive a refund in the amount you paid for the item, or (iii) receive a merchandise credit in the amount you paid for the item that may be applied to your purchase of another item through the Site. If you return an item to us after such 7-day return period, it will not be accepted.
To return an item you purchased through the Site, please contact us for individual returns information.
Please note that all refunds will be issued to the original form of payment. All items returned to us must be unaltered, unworn and in saleable condition. In addition, all returned items must include the original packaging in good condition and all associated tags. Please note that used items are not eligible for return unless such items are defective. Some exclusions may apply.
Regarding the specific return details, Galt products must be returned in a new and unused state, in perfect condition, with all protective materials in place and tags and stickers attached to them (if applicable), as well as with the original Galt box and delivery package, including all accessories and documents. Galt will not accept any return if the product shows signs of wear, or has been used or altered from its original condition in any way.
Watch bracelets that have been adjusted at the Customer’s request must be returned with the exact same number of links as in the original delivery package.
Engraved or embossed products, as well as special order, personalized and made-to-order creations, cannot be returned to Galt for exchange, merchandise credit or refund.
All returns will be subject to strict Quality Control (QC) by Galt to ensure that the returned products satisfy these requirements. If the products do not meet QC standards, Galt will refuse the return, and the products will be sent back to the Customer or the Gift Recipient, as applicable. If the returned product satisfies Quality Control (QC), Galt will proceed with the applicable refund or exchange.
Please also see our full Shipping & Returns Policy for more detailed information and all of our rules.
- REFUNDS AND MERCHANDISE CREDIT
Should a product be returned to the Galt e-boutique distribution center by the Customer or the Gift Recipient, a Customer is entitled to receive a refund. A Gift Recipient is not entitled to receive a refund. In no event will a merchandise credit be issued by the Galt e-Boutique distribution center.
Should a product be returned to a Galt Retail Boutique, the Customer or Gift Recipient are entitled to receive a merchandise credit. No refunds will be issued by a Galt Retail Boutique; however, a Galt Retail Boutique can facilitate the return of product to the Galt e-boutique or Client Relations Center. Please allow up to fourteen (14) business days for full refund, if applicable
If a Customer’s return complies with the return policy, Galt will use reasonable efforts to credit the refund to the Customer’s credit card or Paypal account no later than fourteen (14) days after receipt of the returned item by the Galt e-Boutique distribution center. Except for delivery of a defective product, initial shipping charges will not be refunded to the Customer.
Customers and Gift Recipients may be permitted to exchange a product purchased on the Platform or by phone through the Client Relations Center for another Galt product if the product to be exchanged satisfies the conditions of the return policy within thirty (30) days following delivery.
Galt will send an invoice as a .pdf attachment to the Customer’s email address, which specifies the value of the returned product, the price of the item for which the original product has been exchanged and the difference to be paid by the Customer or the amount that the Customer is entitled to receive, as indicated below.
Should a product be returned for exchange to the Galt e-Boutique distribution center by a Customer or Gift Recipient, only the Customer will be entitled to receive a refund of the price difference if the returned product is more expensive than the exchanged Galt product. If the returned product is less expensive than the exchanged item, the Gift Recipient will be charged the difference in price.
Should a product be returned for exchange to a Galt Retail Boutique, either the Customer or Gift Recipient will be entitled to receive merchandise credit of the price difference, in case the original product is more expensive than the item to be received in the exchange. If the returned product is less expensive than the exchanged item, the Customer or Gift Recipient will be charged the difference in price.
- DEFECTIVE PRODUCTS
Galt is extremely cautious in ensuring that each product strictly complies with our quality criteria and that it has passed all our controls, both technical and aesthetic.
If nevertheless you receive a product that seems to be damaged, you may return it to Galt in accordance with the return policy. Upon receipt, Galt may classify the returned product as a defective product. Please note that items that are damaged as a result of wear and tear are not considered to be defective.
If your product is declared as defective by Galt, the following solutions will be proposed to the Customer or the Gift Recipient, as applicable:
- Galt may send you the same product in the exact same size, subject to availability,
- Galt may propose an exchange for another Galt creation of equivalent or higher value, in which case the initial price will be deducted and you will be required to pay only the difference, or
Only you, as the Customer, may request a refund of the full price of your initial purchase.
We attempt to be as accurate as possible and to eliminate errors on the Site; however, we do not represent or warrant that the descriptions, pricing or other information on the Site is accurate, complete, reliable, current or error-free. In the event of an error, we reserve the right to correct such error and revise your order accordingly (which includes charging the correct price) or to cancel your order and refund any amount charged. Please note that:
- If the correct price of an item you purchase through the Site is lower than our stated price, we will charge you the lower amount when your order is shipped.
- If the correct price of an item you purchase through the Site is higher than our stated price, we will, at our discretion, contact you for instructions before shipping. If we are unable to contact you after 15 days, we will cancel your order and notify you of such cancellations
- DISCLAIMERS; LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
Your use of items purchased through the Site is at your sole risk. Such items are provided “as is” and “as available’ without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement.
You understand and agree that, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, Galt & Bro and its officers, directors, agents, partners and employees (individually and collectively, the “Galt & Bro Parties”) will not be liable to you under any theory of liability—whether based in contract, tort, negligence or otherwise—for any indirect, consequential, incidental, or special damages or lost profits that may be incurred by you, arising out of or in any way connected to these Terms of Sale or the use of, or inability to use, any items purchased through the Site, including, without limitation, any damages caused by or resulting from reliance by you on any information or items obtained from us, whether or not Galt & Bro or another Galt & Bro Party has been advised or should have been aware of the possibility of any such losses. You understand and agree that, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, the Galt & Bro Parties’ total liability in connection with the items purchased through the Site and these Terms of Sale will not exceed the amount you actually paid to Galt & Bro for such items purchased.
The limitations set forth in this section will not limit or exclude liability for personal injury or property damage directly and proximately caused by items you purchased from us through the Site or for the gross negligence, fraud or intentional misconduct of any Galt & Bro Parties, or for any other matters in which liability cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, we disclaim and exclude all other terms, conditions and warranties in relation to the products and any orders placed through the Platform or directly with us, whether express or implied by statute or otherwise or arising from any previous course of dealing or usage or trade practice.
Nothing in these Conditions of Sale limits or excludes our liability for any liability which cannot be limited or excluded by applicable law. Subject to the preceding sentence, our aggregate liability to you under these Conditions of Sale for any order whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages shall in no event exceed the one hundred percent (100%) of the price of the product(s) in your order.
Please note that in some jurisdictions, including the State of New Jersey, USA, consumer protection laws do not allow certain exclusions or limitation of warranties or liabilities, and consequently some of the above exclusions and limitations do not apply.
- GENERAL PROVISIONS
If any provision, or part of a provision, of these Conditions of Sale is deemed to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable, the remainder of the provisions of these Conditions of Sale shall be unaffected and shall continue to be fully valid, binding and enforceable.
These Conditions of Sale (and associated terms incorporated by reference) constitute the entire agreement between you and us in relation to the order of products or services, and replace and extinguish all prior agreements, draft agreements, arrangements, undertakings, or collateral contracts of any nature made by the parties, whether oral or written, in relation to such subject matter.
We are not responsible for any failure or delay in performing or complying with our obligations under these Conditions of Sale which arises from any cause beyond our reasonable control.
The waiver by us of a breach of any provision of these Conditions of Sale will not operate to be interpreted as a waiver of any other or subsequent breach.
This contract is between us and you. No other person shall have any rights to enforce any of its terms. However, if you purchase a product as a gift, the recipient of your gift will have the benefit of the applicable Galt Guarantee.
- GOVERNING LAW; AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATION OF CLAIMS
These Conditions of Sale shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the Federal Arbitration Act and, where applicable, the laws of the State of Virginia, without reference to conflict of laws provisions. Any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or related to the Conditions of Sale, including the validity, invalidity, breach or termination of the Conditions of Sale, or to any product purchased from Galt through the Platform or direct contact, will be resolved by binding arbitration, rather than in court, except that a consumer or Galt may assert claims in small claims court if such claims qualify. You understand and agree that you are waiving your right to sue or go to court to defend your rights, including to a trial by jury, under these Conditions of Sale. In addition, you and Galt understand and agree that the parties will pursue any dispute on an individual basis. The arbitrator is empowered to resolve the dispute with the same remedies available in court, however, any relief must be individualized to you and shall not affect any other consumer. You and Galt agree that each may not bring a claim against the other as part of any class action, class arbitration, or other representative proceeding. The arbitration will be conducted in the state and county where you reside (as determined by your address on file with Galt) or at consumer’s election, Virginia, by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) under its rules, including the AAA’s Supplementary Procedures for Consumer-Related Disputes. The AAA’s rules are available at www.adr.org or by calling 1-800-778-7879. Payment of all filing, administration and arbitrator fees will be governed by the AAA’s rules.
Before bringing any dispute in arbitration, you and Galt agree that you will first notify the other party and make reasonable efforts for a period of one hundred twenty (120) days to resolve amicably any dispute or failure to agree that may arise out of or relate to the product, the Conditions of Sale or any potential or alleged breach thereof. This requirement is a pre-condition, and no claim shall be filed in arbitration (or small claims court) until this provision is first met.
TO SUMMARIZE: INSTEAD OF SUING IN COURT, YOU AGREE THAT ANY DISPUTE RELATING TO THESE TERMS OF SALE, YOUR PURCHASE OF AN ITEM THROUGH THE SITE OR ITEMS PURCHASED FROM US WILL BE SUBMITTED TO CONFIDENTIAL ARBITRATION IN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA.
ANY ARBITRATION UNDER THESE TERMS OF SALE WILL BE CONDUCTED UNDER THE PREVAILING RULES OF THE AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION. THESE RULES ARE DIFFERENT FROM THOSE FOUND IN A COURT BECAUSE, AMONG OTHER REASONS, THERE IS NO JUDGE OR JURY, AND REVIEW IS LIMITED.
AN ARBITRATOR CAN AWARD THE SAME DAMAGES AND RELIEF, HOWEVER, AND MUST HONOR THE SAME LIMITATIONS STATED IN THESE TERMS OF SALE AS A COURT WOULD.
THE ARBITRATOR’S AWARD SHALL BE BINDING AND MAY BE ENTERED AS A JUDGMENT IN ANY COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
ALL ARBITRATIONS SHALL PROCEED ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS. THE ARBITRATOR IS EMPOWERED TO RESOLVE THE DISPUTE WITH THE SAME REMEDIES AVAILABLE IN COURT, HOWEVER, ANY RELIEF MUST BE INDIVIDUALIZED TO YOU AND WILL NOT AFFECT ANY OTHER CUSTOMER.
YOU AND GALT & BRO AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER IN ARBITRATION ONLY IN YOUR OR THEIR RESPECTIVE INDIVIDUAL CAPACITIES AND IN SO DOING YOU WAIVE THE RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY, TO ASSERT OR PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT OR CLASS ACTION ARBITRATION (EITHER AS A NAMED-PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER), AND TO ASSERT OR PARTICIPATE IN ANY JOINT OR CONSOLIDATED LAWSUIT OR JOINT OR CONSOLIDATED ARBITRATION OF ANY KIND.
These Conditions of Sale and your purchase of items through the Site will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Virginia, without regard to conflict of law principles. You hereby irrevocably consent to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal and state courts located in Virginia with respect to any dispute related to these Terms of Sale or your purchase of an item through the Site that is not subject to arbitration under these Terms of Sale.
If any provision or part of a provision of these Terms of Sale is unlawful, void or unenforceable, that provision or part of the provision is deemed severable from these Terms of Sale and does not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
If you have any questions regarding these Terms of Sale, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org