Policies

Order & Price Policies

Item Availability

All items shown on the website are subject to prior sale. Although we attempt to display only products that are available for immediate purchase, occasionally we may have a product that is for sale on the website that is unavailable.

Price & Order Changes

Product prices are subject to change. We reserve the right to cancel an order and refund a customer’s money at anytime, especially if we find that a price is listed incorrectly on our website. In addition, we reserve the right to change prices for the same product to reflect changes in our vendor’s suggested retail prices, fluctuations in demand or the cost of component materials for an item, etc.

Order Status & Lead Times

Upon receipt of the order, you will receive an order confirmation and a Galt team member will reach out within 2-7 business days with order updates or a tracking number. Lead-times vary by item type. We do have specific inventory in stock but our main priority is on Made To Order items, which have approximate creation and shipping time windows listed in items’ descriptions. If the piece is in stock we can ship immediately, but if we do not have available inventory, each piece is individually made and requires a 8-10 week creation and shipping window. Rings require a 8-10 week lead time, as we do not carry all sizes. Custom pieces require a 8-10 week creation and shipping window once artwork/design renderings/wax sample models has been approved. Please inquire if there is a greater urgency to the timing of the delivery. We wish to accommodate customer’s delivery requests if it’s in our ability.

You can choose to cancel your order within 24 hours of receipt of shipping window notice. If we do not receive a notice of cancellation within 24 hours, we will go forward with production and the return policy will apply.

Please email us to inquire about the status of your purchase or any additional questions that you might have at Service@GaltandBro.com

Shipping Policy

Shipping Fees

We offer free FedEx Priority and Standard Overnight® shipping for online orders of $500 or more delivered within the continental USA. This includes insurance to cover the potential loss/theft of your item. We offer free 3-7 day shipping for online orders under $500, as well as orders shipped to Alaska or Hawaii. Orders under $500 may be upgraded to FedEx Priority or Standard Overnight® for a fee of $15.  Orders have to be above $100 to apply.  

We offer FedEx shipping with Saturday delivery for an additional charge. If you need your order to arrive on a Saturday, please contact us. Saturday delivery is not available in all areas.

We charge a fee for international shipping, which varies based on the shipping destination. We ship both domestically (U.S.A.) & internationally. Please see below for more information on shipping orders internationally.

Shipping Details

Your order delivery method is determined according to the total value of your order before tax. Your shipping method will be listed on your order checkout page. If your order does not qualify for FedEx Priority Overnight® and you need the package to be delivered overnight, please contact us.

FedEx® requires a signature for all deliveries of $100 or more from Galt & Bro. This requirement is for your protection. Please do your best to ensure that the recipient of the delivery will be at home to receive the package.  All packages are insured and a signature is required upon receipt.

If you have purchased multiple items, they may be shipped separately. In this case, FedEx® will require a signature for each package delivered with items totaling $100 or more.

We can only deliver to a street address, not a P.O. box.

In order to ship an order internationally, please contact us with details. For more information about placing an international order, please see our International Shipping details below.

We do our best to ship every order as quickly as possible – ideally, on the day the item is purchased (assuming immediate, in-stock availability); however, there are a number of circumstances (including out-of-stock status, late-in-the-day purchase, etc.) that will necessitate a later shipping date.

We will do everything that we can to meet any delivery requirements that you may have. As always, please do not hesitate to contact us with any special requests or questions.

International Shipping

For all international orders outside of the USA, all shipments and any duties (if applicable) are subject to payment in full by customer. We are not responsible for any duties or taxes incurred by the country that we are shipping to. Please contact us with any special/specific instructions or requests. We will not be able to ship to some countries around the world due to international law and regulations regarding precious metals & gemstones.

All packages are insured and a signature is required upon receipt.

Return Policy

General Return Information

If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase or a gift that you received, we will be happy to accept a return for a full refund, company credit or gift card balance. We will inquire with you on what your preference of the return credit is.

Cancellations on any order must be made within 24 hours from the date your order is submitted/received. Returns on acceptable orders must be received within 7 days of receipt. Items must be without wear and in as shipped condition. Products must be in the condition you received them and in the original box and/or packaging. Each return will be fully analyzed by our jewelers for any wear, damage and alterations.  After the item is approved for the return, you will receive a confirmation of the full refund, company credit or gift card initiation.  If the item has been worn, changed or altered in any way, we reserve the right to either:

1. Apply a restocking fee, that can be calculated up to 25% of the full order amount.

or;

2. Reject a return from being accepted, which can then be send back to the buyer or be left with us with a maximum of 50% amount being returned upon approval, if applicable and accepted by us.

All Made To Order, engraved or custom pieces are final sale.  We reserve the right to apply restocking fees or keep any amount of deposits for custom orders if a cancellation or alteration is approved in any and every instance or stage of the order.

To summarize our return policy, returned jewelry will be fully analyzed for any damage, scratches, tarnishes, modifications or missing parts, and are subject to reduction in the refunded amount.  We may refuse a return if the item has been significantly damaged, worn or altered.

A regular 15% Restocking Fee will be applied to any regular approved returns and will be subject to a case-by-case analysis. We reserve the full right to decide when to apply the restocking fee. Any shipping charges will be deducted from any credits.  All return shipments must be insured for the full dollar amount and shipped back via UPS or Fedex. We are able to offer return shipment labels upon request for returns, with the fee deducted from any credit.

To repeat, Made to Order and Custom Orders are not refundable, and any applicable order return request will be subject to a case-by-case analysis.

Domestic Order Returns

Please use your own insured UPS or FedEx shipping labels for your returns, or request one from us for a deducted fee from the order amount.

International Order Returns

Orders shipped internationally are not eligible for free returns; any return shipping fee will be deducted from your refund. For more information on returning an international order, please see our International Shopping Policy. We are not responsible for any international customs and duties.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Terms & Conditions

TERMS OF USE

Last Updated: 04/01/2021

ABOUT GALT & BRO. AND THESE TERMS OF USE

  1. Please read these Terms of Use carefully about Galt & Bro. LLC (“Galt & Bro.”, “Galt & Bro”, “Galt”, “we,” “us” or “our”) that govern your use of Galt websites and mobile applications (together the “Platforms”). In these Terms of Use, we use the term Galt & Bro. (and “Galt & Bro”, “Galt”, “we”, “us” and “our”) to refer to the legal registered company/entity of Galt & Bro.

Please read these Terms of Use carefully before using the Platform. By using the Platform, you signify your assent and agreement to these Terms of Use. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, then you are not authorized to continue use of the Platform.

We reserve the right to change or modify these Terms of Use at any time and in our sole discretion. If we make changes to these Terms of Use, we will post the amended Terms of Use to the Site and update the “Last Updated” date above. We encourage you to review these Terms of Use prior to making any actions and purchases through the Site to ensure that you understand the terms and conditions that apply to your use.

1.1 UPDATES TO THESE TERMS OF USE

We may make changes from time to time to these Terms of Use so please check back regularly to keep informed of updates. The latest version of these Terms of Use will always be available on the Platform. Any new version of these Terms of Use shall take effect and will govern the use of the Platform and your relationship with us immediately upon the date of posting. By continuing to use the Platform, you agree to be bound by the terms of these updates and amendments.

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.

You are not authorized to sell, reproduce, distribute, communicate, modify, display, publicly perform, report or otherwise prepare derivative or second hand works based on or use any Galt Material in any way for any public or commercial purposes. Furthermore, Galt Material may not be displayed or communicated on any other platform, in a networked computer environment or on any other digital platform for any purpose whatsoever. In the event of breach of any of these Terms of Use, your permission to use Galt Material will automatically terminate and any copies made of Galt Material must be immediately destroyed. Any unauthorized use of Galt Material may infringe copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes.

1.3 YOUR SUBMISSIONS AND UNSOLICITED COMMUNICATIONS

This section concerns communications sent to Galt. It does not concern the communication of personal information to Galt in relation to customer enquiries, the use of services or the purchase of products by phone or through the Platform. The latter is governed by the rules stipulated in the Privacy Policy.

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

You agree that Galt may terminate or suspend your access to and use of the Platforms if Galt reasonably believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of these Terms of Use, or violated the rights of Galt, its affiliated companies or any third party, with or without notice to you. You agree that Galt may modify or discontinue providing any of the Platforms, with or without notice to you. You agree that Galt will not be liable to you or any third party as a result of such modification or discontinuation. The provisions entitled “Limitation of liability” and “General provisions” will survive termination of these Terms of Use.

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.

If any provision, or part of a provision, of these Terms of Use is found to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable, that provision or part-provision shall be deemed not to form part of these Terms of Use, and the legality, validity or enforceability of the remainder of the provisions of these Terms of Use shall not be affected, unless otherwise required by operation of applicable law.

These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between you and us in relation to the use of the Platform, 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.

The waiver by Galt of a breach of any provision of these Terms of Use will not operate to be interpreted as a waiver of any other or subsequent breach.

1.8 APPLICABLE LAW AND JURISDICTION

These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Switzerland, without reference to conflict of laws provisions. Any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or in relation to the Terms of Use, including the validity, invalidity, breach or termination thereof, shall be adjudicated or arbitrated in accordance with said Terms of Use. Where the laws of the United States of America are different to the mandatory consumer laws in your own country, we will afford you with similar protection.

Legal Disclosure: 

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

  1. GENERAL

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.

Please read the Conditions of Sale and check our Platform on a regular basis to be informed of any changes. Galt may modify the Conditions of Sale from time to time, at its sole discretion, and your continued use and/or registration following such change will signify your agreement to be bound in the future by the modified Conditions of Sale.  If you are placing an order through the Platform, then by checking the “I have read and I accept the Conditions of Sale” box and placing your order, you will be indicating your agreement to be bound by the Conditions of Sale as so modified through such time. Persons wishing to use the Client Relations Center or the Platform will also be deemed, by virtue of such use, to have agreed to be bound by our Platform Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy, which are incorporated into these Conditions of Sale by reference.  Customers using the Client Relations Center will be provided with access to our Privacy Policy as set forth in “Acknowledgment of Order” below.  If you do not agree to any change to the Conditions of Sale, then you must immediately contact the Client Relations Center to cancel your registration and refrain from ordering any Galt product through the Client Relations Center or the Platform.

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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

Please refer to our Privacy Policy and Conditions of Sale for more details about how we may use your personal information. If you select the “Guest Checkout” option on the Platform, your online account will not be created and we will not use your personal information for any purpose other than in connection with processing your order.

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.

Should any of the information you provide on the Platform change, please log in to your account and update such information directly on the Platform, inform us as set out in our Privacy Policy.

  1. ORDERS

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.

  1. 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.

  1. PAYMENTS

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.

  1. 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 takes precautions — including administrative, technical, and physical measures — to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft, and misuse, as well as against unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Galt uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption on all web pages where personal information is collected. Unfortunately, transmitting information over the Internet is not completely secure. Although we will implement appropriate measures to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of the data you transmit; any transmission is at your own risk and we cannot be held liable. For more information about how we use and protect your information please view our Privacy Policy.

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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. EXCHANGES

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.

  1. 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:

  1. Galt may send you the same product in the exact same size, subject to availability,
  2. 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.

  1. ERRORS

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
  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. SEVERABILITY

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.

Questions:

If you have any questions regarding these Terms of Sale, please contact us by email at service@galtandbro.com

Privacy Policy

It is important to us that you feel comfortable interacting with us. For this reason, we want you to fully understand the priority that we place on the confidentiality of customer information.

We will keep you apprised of how we collect customer information through this Privacy Policy. This Policy may change over time, so please periodically check this page.

This Policy was last updated on January 1st, 2021.

Registration Information

We retain information provided by our visitors when registering for an account, including name, email address, mailing address and phone number. We utilize industry-standard encryption technologies when transmitting and receiving customer registration information. Moreover, we store customer registration information in a secure, confidential database with the account password as an encrypted string.

Email Addresses

When visitors give us their email address (e.g., when registering for an account or signing up for Galt & Bro email newsletter), or send us any form of email correspondence, we retain their email address in our confidential, customer database. We do not sell our client email lists to third-parties. Your email address may be provided to a third-party payment processor when completing an e-commerce transaction or to a third-party review service subsequent to placing an e-commerce order. We may also use your email address to share Galt & Bro information with you about products or services that we think may be of interest. You may opt to not receive these emails at any time by clicking on the “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of email communications. If you would like us to make sure that you do not receive Galt & Bro promotional emails in the future, please email us

Mailing Addresses

If you provide a mailing address and request a catalog, you will receive periodic, promotional mailings from us.

Payment Information

For your security, we do not store full credit or debit card numbers to our customer database, nor do we save other sensitive cardholder data, including expiration dates or card security codes.

Cookies & Sessions

Galt & Bro uses cookies to record visitor’s session information, including pages that a visitor views, the amount of time spent on different web pages and the items entered into their shopping bag when ordering. Cookies are required to add items to the shopping bag and purchase items through checkout.

Disclosure

We may disclose your personal information, if required by law, court order or a good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary to be in compliance with the law.

DETAILED PRIVACY POLICY 

Please take a moment to read the following policy that explains how we collect, use, disclose and transfer the personal information that you provide to us on our websites, mobile applications and other digital platforms (together referred to as the “Platforms”), when you visit a Galt boutique, contact the Galt Ambassador by telephone, or when you interact with us over social media platforms. It also explains how we collect information through the use of cookies and related technologies when you use our Platforms. 

Where we offer our products for sale online or by phone through the Galt, you must read the applicable Conditions of Sale, which will govern the terms and conditions of any such purchases made in this way.

1.2 INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE TO US AND HOW WE USE IT

We collect the information from you as detailed below:

  • To access certain areas of our Platform, you will need to register with us. During the registration process you will be asked to submit personal information about yourself (including your name and address, date of birth, e-mail address and telephone number). By entering your details in the fields requested, you enable Galt to provide you with the services you select;

  • When you purchase products online or by phone, we collect information such as your purchase details and relevant payment information. In addition, we will also collect personal information from you when you correspond with us (for example, if you contact us with a query about one of our products or services), when you provide your details when you visit a Galt boutique or contact the Galt Ambassador by telephone. Please note that phone calls will on occasion be recorded for security, training and development purposes;

  • If you choose to interact with Galt via a social media platform or other third party service, we will collect the information you have provided to us through that platform;

  • We also collect certain information automatically about visitors to our Platform, described in the section headed “Cookies and other information that we automatically collect”, below;

  • We will use the information we collect from you to:

  • Manage and fulfil purchase and repair orders, facilitate delivery, and to provide after service care;

  • Manage our accounts and records;

  • Assist with your inquiries and requests;

  • Send service related communications, including announcements and administrative messages such as order confirmation;

  • Identify products and services we think you might be interested in based on your information, such as your purchase history and your previous interactions with us;

  • Send you marketing communications (including e-mails and social media audience matching) relating to us and other third party partners and that we think may be of interest to you where we have a legitimate basis to do so and in accordance with your communication preferences (please see the “Your choices” section below for further information about how you can control these updates);

  • Conduct market research so that we can continuously improve the services we provide to our customers;

  • Undertake credit checking, prevention of fraud and other prohibited or illegal activities as part of our efforts to keep our Platform and services secure; and

Understand how our Platform is used so that we can continuously improve our Platform and services and other offerings.

1.3 COOKIES AND OTHER INFORMATION THAT WE AUTOMATICALLY COLLECT

Like most platforms, Galt logs IP addresses and uses cookies and similar technologies that allow us to recognize you and to customize your experience, and provide us with information about the way our visitors access our Platform. You can find out more about how we use cookies and related technologies below.

1.4 WHAT IS A COOKIE?

Cookies are text files, containing small amounts of information, which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website or mobile application. They are used to recognize your computer as you move between pages on a website, or when you return to a website or mobile application you have visited previously. Cookies are widely used in order to make platforms work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the platform. 

We use cookies to enhance the online experience of our visitors (for example, by remembering your language and/or product preferences) and to better understand how our Platform is used. Cookies will tell us, for example, whether you have visited our Platform before or whether you are a new visitor. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online and direct marketing materials which you receive, are more relevant to you and your interests.

There are two broad categories of cookies:

  • First party cookies, served directly by Galt to your computer or mobile device. They are used only by Galt to recognize your computer or mobile device when it revisits our Platform. 

  • Third party cookies, which are served by a third party service provider on our Platform, and can be used by the service provider to recognize your computer or mobile device when it visits other platforms. Third party cookies are most commonly used for platform analytics or advertising purposes.

Cookies can remain on your computer or mobile device for different periods of time. Galt uses both ‘session cookies’ and ‘permanent cookies’. Session cookies exist only while your browser is open and are deleted automatically once you close your browser. Permanent cookies survive after your browser is closed, and can be used to recognize your computer or mobile device when you open your browser and browse the internet again.

1.5 IP ADDRESSES

We will collect information about your computer or mobile device, including where available your IP address, operating system, log-in times and browser type. We use this information to better understand how visitors use our Platform and for internal reporting purposes. We will anonymize and share this information with advertisers, sponsors or other businesses.

1.6 ABOUT ADVERTISING

The Platforms use third parties such as network advertisers and ad exchanges to serve you ads on third party platforms after you leave our Platforms, and we use third party analytics and other service providers to evaluate and provide us and/or third parties with information about the use of the Platforms, viewing of ads and of our content and to evaluate the effectiveness of our direct marketing campaigns (which in turn may inform the type of advertising media content we send to you in the future). Network advertisers are third parties that display advertisements, which are based on your visits to the Platforms and other apps and sites you have visited. Third party ad serving enables us to target advertisements to you for products and services that you might be interested in. 

Third party tracking technologies are not controlled by us, even if they are associated with our Platforms or our ads. Statements regarding our practices do not apply to the methods for collecting information used by these third parties and others or the use of the information that such third parties collect. The relevant third party’s terms of service, privacy policy, permissions, notices and choices should be reviewed regarding their collection, storage and sharing practices. We make no representations regarding the policies or practices of third party advertisers or advertising networks or exchanges or related third parties. 

You have choices in respect of the delivery of ads. You can opt-out of receiving certain types of behavioural ads by visiting the third party websites described in the section headed “How to control or delete cookies” above. We are not responsible for effectiveness of or compliance with any third parties’ opt-out options.

1.7 LOCATION SERVICES

Some of the services that we provide are able to use information about your location. For these services, which are typically available on mobile devices or applications, you are provided with the opportunity to provide your consent to the use of location services, which, for example, process information deriving from GPS, sensors, beacons or Wi-Fi access points in order to allow you to benefit from a more personalized service. Your device will have settings that allow you to turn off these services should you no longer wish to benefit from them.

1.8 SHARING YOUR INFORMATION

We do not share personal information about you with other people or non-affiliated companies except under the following circumstances:

  • we will disclose your personal information to third party providers for the purposes of providing online and other payment services, handling credit checks and fraud prevention, and any other services required in order for us to use your information for the purposes specified in the section entitled “Information you provide us and how we use it”;

  • we will disclose your personal information to any law enforcement agency, court, regulator, government authority or other third party where we believe this is necessary to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation, or otherwise to protect our rights or the rights of any third party;  and

  • we will disclose your personal information to any third party that purchases, or to which we transfer, all or substantially all of our assets and business. Should such a sale or transfer occur, we will use reasonable efforts to try to ensure that the entity to which we transfer your personal information uses it in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy.

1.9 INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS

Information we collect may be transferred to, stored and processed in any country or territory where one or more of our affiliated group companies or third party service providers are located or maintain facilities. Some of these third parties will use cloud-based storage solutions. While other territories may not have the same standards of data protection as those within your home country, we will continue to protect the personal information we transfer in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

1.10 PROTECTING YOUR INFORMATION

We want you to feel confident about using our Platform, and we are committed to protecting the personal information we collect. We limit access to personal information about you to employees who reasonably need access to it, to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs. We have appropriate technical and organizational physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect the personal information that you provide to us against unauthorized or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, damage or destruction. However, where we ask you to choose a password in order to access certain parts of our Platform, you are responsible for selecting a secure password and keeping that password confidential. You should choose a password which you do not use on any other site, and you should not share it with anyone else.

1.11 YOUR CHOICES

You have the right to ask for access to any personal information that we hold about you in our records, to correct any inaccuracies and to update any out-of-date information. In some circumstances, you have the right to request the erasure of your personal information or a restriction of its use.

You have the right to object to us processing your personal information in some cases. In particular, you can ask us to stop sending you direct marketing communications at any time (however please note that we may continue to send you service-related (i.e. non-marketing) communications, such as e-mail updates on your order status). If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please write to us at the address listed below.  

You may unsubscribe from e-mail marketing communications at any time by e-mailing the address below in the section headed “Contact us” or clicking on the ‘unsubscribe’ link in any Galt marketing e-mails.

1.12 CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS

This section applies solely to the personal information collected online and offline of California consumers (excluding our employees, applicants, staff and contractors). This section is intended to address the relevant notice requirements of the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (the “CCPA”), and uses certain terms that have the meaning given to them in the CCPA.

  • Your information, sources and purposes: Please refer to the sections above headed “Information you provide to us and how we use it” and “Cookies and other information that we automatically collect” for a description of the personal information we may collect about you (or have collected in the preceding 12 months) and the sources of such information (such as directly from you and your device or through certain third parties). These sections also describe the purposes for which we may use or have used such information.

  • Sharing your information: We may have shared your personal information with certain categories of third parties, as described in the section headed “Sharing your information” above.

  • Selling your information: We have not sold personal information in exchange for monetary compensation. As described in the sections headed “Cookies and other information that we automatically collect” and “About Advertising”, we may allow certain third parties (such as certain advertising partners) to collect your personal information via automated technologies on our Platforms in an effort to serve you content and advertisements that may be of interest to you. You have the right to opt out of this disclosure of your information, as described in the section headed “How to control or delete cookies.”

  • Your rights: Subject to exceptions under applicable law, you may have certain choices regarding our use and disclosure of your personal information, as described below:

  • Access: You have the right to request, twice in a 12-month period, that we disclose to you the personal information we have collected about you during the past 12 months and details regarding our collection, use, disclosure and sale, if any, of such information.

  • Deletion: You have the right to request that we delete certain personal information we have collected from you.

  • Opt-Out of Sale: You have the right to opt out of certain cookie use, as described in the section headed “How to control or delete cookies.”

o    To exercise your rights, please contact us as described in the section headed “Contact Us” below. If you exercise your rights, we may require you to provide certain information to verify your identity (such as your name, email address, phone number and/or address) or the authority of any third person acting on your behalf.

o    No discrimination: If you choose to exercise any of your rights under the CCPA, you have the right to not receive discriminatory treatment by us. This section is available in alternative formats upon request by contacting us as described in the section headed “Contact Us” below.

Personal, family and household clients: In addition, under California Civil Code Section 1798.83, if you are a California resident and your business relationship with us is primarily for personal, family or household purposes, you may request certain data regarding our disclosure, if any, of personal information to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an e-mail message to our e-mail address below with “Request for California Privacy Information” in the subject line. You may make such a request up to once per calendar year. If applicable, we will provide you, by e-mail, a list of the categories of personal information disclosed to third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year, along with the third parties’ names and addresses. Please note that not all personal information sharing is covered by Section 1798.83’s requirements.

1.13 CHILDREN

The Platform is not directed at anyone who we know to be under the age of 13, nor do we collect any personal information from anyone who we know to be under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, you should not use the Platform and should not submit any personal information to us.