This document (together with the documents mentioned herein) establishes the general terms and conditions that govern the use of this website www.biosphereskincare.com/lb/ and the purchase of products on it (hereinafter referred to as the “Conditions”).
These Conditions may be modified. It is your responsibility to read them periodically, as the Conditions at the time of using the website or concluding of the relevant Contract (as defined further on) shall be those that apply.
If you have any query regarding the Conditions or the Data Protection Policies, you may contact us by using the contact form.
The Contract (as defined below) may be executed, at your choice, in any of the languages in which the Conditions are available on this website.
Sale of goods through this website is carried out under the name by BIOSPHERE S.A.R.L, a Private Limited Liability Company with a registered company address at Kaslik Main Road, KBC Center, 9th Floor, Kaslik, Jounieh, Lebanon, registered in the Commercial Registry of Baabda under no. 2055471, with Tax no. 3523806-601.
YOUR DETAILS AND YOUR VISITS TO THIS WEBSITE
The information or personal details that you provide us shall be processed in accordance with the Lebanese Data Protection Policies. When you use this website, you agree to the processing of the information and details and you state that all information and details provided are true and correspond to reality.
USE OF OUR WEBSITE
When you use this website and place orders through it, you agree to:
i. Use this website to make enquiries and legally valid orders only.
ii. Not to make any false or fraudulent orders. If an order of this type may reasonably be considered to have been placed, we shall be authorized to cancel it and inform the competent authorities.
If you do not provide us with all the information we need, you cannot place your order.
When you place an order on this website, you state that you are over the age of 18 and are legally eligible to enter into binding contracts.
Delivery service for the articles offered on this website is valid across Lebanon.
FORMALISING THE CONTRACT
To place an order, you must follow the online purchasing procedure and click on “Add to Cart” then “Checkout”. After doing so, you will receive an email confirming receipt of your order details. You will be informed via email that the order is being delivered. These Conditions and the Contract constitute a written and binding agreement between us.
TECHNICAL MEANS TO CORRECT ERRORS
In case you detect that an error occurred when entering your personal data during your registration as a user of this website, you can modify them in “My Account” the section.
If you detect an error in your order after the completion of the payment process, you should immediately contact our customer service, telephone or email address above to correct the error.
AVAILABILITY OF PRODUCTS
All product orders are subject to availability. Along this line, if there are difficulties regarding the supply of products or there are no more items left in stock, an ‘Out-of-Stock’ or ‘Sold Out’ banner will be displayed and customers will not be able to order them.
REFUSAL TO PROCESS AN ORDER
We reserve the right to remove any product from this website at any time and to remove or modify any material or content from the same. Although we will always do everything possible to process all orders, there may be exceptional circumstances that force us to refuse to process an order after having sent the Order Confirmation. We reserve the right to do so at any time.
We shall not be liable to you or to any third party for removing any product from this website, or for removing or modifying any material or content from the website or not processing an order once we have sent the Order Confirmation.
In case an order was not processed, a full refund will be applied including the delivery charges.
Notwithstanding regarding product availability and except for extraordinary circumstances, we will endeavor to send the order consisting of the product(s) listed in each Delivery Confirmation prior to the date indicated in the Delivery Confirmation in question or, if no delivery date is specified, in the estimated timeframe indicated when selecting the delivery method and, in any case within a maximum period of 30 days from the date of the Order Confirmation.
The details of the Delivery will also be mentioned in the ‘Delivery & Returns’ section.
Nonetheless, there may be delays for reasons such as the occurrence of unforeseen circumstances or the delivery zone.
As for the “Gift Card”, we will deliver it in the same way as the ‘Products’.
If for any reason we are unable to comply with the delivery date, we will inform you of that situation and we will give you the option to establish a new delivery date. Keep in mind in any case that we do not make home deliveries on Sundays or Public Holidays.
For the purpose of these Conditions, the “delivery” shall be understood to have taken place or the order “delivered” as soon as you or a third party indicated by you acquires physical possession of the goods, which will be evidenced by the signing of the receipt of the order at the delivery address indicated by you.
INABILITY TO DELIVER
If it is impossible for us to deliver your order, we will not attempt to find a safe place to leave it. If your order will be returned to our warehouse.
In the event that we fail to deliver the order for one of the following reasons, we will not attempt to find a safe place to leave it. The order will be returned to our warehouse and the client will be contacted once again within 24 hours to agree on a new delivery date and time; whereas delivery charges will be applied on the new delivery attempt based on the ‘Delivery & Returns’ policy stated in this document and on the website:
• The receiver was absent, meaning there was no one at the address to receive the order.
• The delivery address was incorrect/incomplete and the instructions were unclear or some details were missing.
• The driver could not access the delivery location.
If for any reason, we are at fault and fail to deliver the order, the client will be contacted once again within 24 hours to agree on a new delivery date and time; whereas delivery charges will not be applied on the new delivery attempt based on the ‘Delivery & Returns’ policy stated in this document and on the website.
TRANSMISSION OF RISK AND OWNERSHIP OF THE PRODUCTS
The products shall be under your responsibility from the moment of delivery to you. You will take ownership of the products when we receive full payment of all amounts due, including delivery charges, or at the moment of delivery if that were to take place at a later time.
PRICE AND PAYMENT
The price of the products will be as stipulated at all times on our website, except in the case of an obvious error. Although we make every effort to ensure that the prices featured on the website are correct, error may occur.
The prices on the website excludes delivery charges which are added to the total price as indicated in our “Checkout Page” and mentioned in the “Delivery & Returns” section.
Prices may change at any time. However, except as stipulated above, the changes shall not affect the orders for which we have sent an Order Confirmation.
Once you have selected all articles that you wish to buy, they will be added to your basket. The next step will be to process the order and make the payment. To that end, you must follow the steps of the purchase process, indicating or verifying the information requested in each step. Furthermore, throughout the purchase process, before payment, you can modify the details of your order. You are provided with a detailed description of the purchase process in the Shopping Guide. Also, if you are a registered user, a record of all the orders placed by you is available in “My Account” section.
You may use, as payment method: Cash on Delivery, Visa or Mastercard.
When you click “Place Order”, you are confirming that the credit card is yours or you are the rightful holder of the “Gift Card” or the “Gift Voucher”.
Credit Cards are subject to verification and authorization by the card issuing entity. If the entity does not authorize the payment, we shall not be liable for any delay or failure to deliver and we will be unable to conclude any Contract with you.
BUYING GOODS AS A GUEST
The functionality of buying goods as a guest is also available on the website. Under this type of purchase, only such data which are essential to process your order will be requested from you. Upon completion of the purchase process, you will be offered the possibility of registering as a user or continuing as a non-registered user.
RETURNS OF DEFECTIVE PRODUCTS
If you think that at the moment of delivery the product is not as stipulated in the Contract, you must contact us by phone on +961 70 606 902, send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill our contact form within 24 hours of delivery; while providing the product details and the damage sustained. You can also return the products with the courier.
We will carefully examine the returned product and will notify you by phone within a reasonable period if the product may be exchanged. The replacement of the article shall take place as soon as possible from the date on which we notify you, confirming that the replacement of the product is going ahead.
All rights recognized in current legislation shall be, in any case, safeguarded.
LIABILITY AND WAIVING LIABILITY, STATUTORY CONSUMER RIGHTS
Unless otherwise indicated expressly in these Conditions, our liability regarding any product acquired on our website shall be limited strictly to the price of purchase of said product.
Notwithstanding the above, our liability shall not be waived nor limited in the following cases:
i. in case of death or personal harm caused by our negligence;
ii. in case of fraud or fraudulent deceit; or
iii. in any case in which it was illegal or illicit to exclude, limit or attempt to exclude or limit our liability.
Notwithstanding the paragraph above, and to the extent legally allowed, and unless these Conditions indicate otherwise, we shall not accept any liability for the following losses, regardless of their origin:
i. loss of income or sales;
ii. operating loss;
iii. loss of profits or contracts;
iv. loss of forecast savings;
v. loss of data; and
vi. loss of business or management time.
Due to the open nature of this website and the possibility of errors in storage and transmission of digital information, we do not warrant the accuracy and security of the information transmitted or obtained by means of this website, unless otherwise indicated expressly on this website.
All product descriptions, information and materials shown on this website are provided “as is”, with no express or implied warranties on the same, except those legally established. In this sense, if you are contracting as a consumer or user, we are obliged to deliver goods that are in conformity with the Contract, being liable to you for any lack of conformity which exists at the time of delivery. It is understood that the goods are in conformity with the Contract if they: (i) comply with the description given by us and possess the qualities that we have presented in this website; (ii) are fit for the purposes for which goods of this kind are normally used; (iii) show the quality and performance which are normal in goods of the same type and which can reasonably be expected. To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all warranties, except those that may not be excluded legitimately.
You recognize and agree that all copyright, registered trademarks and other intellectual property rights on all materials or contents provided as part of the website belong to us at all times or to those who grant us the license for their use. You may use said material only to the extent that we or the usage licensers authorize expressly. This does not prevent you from using this website to the extent necessary to copy the information on your order or contact details.
VIRUSES, PIRACY AND OTHER COMPUTER ATTACKS
You must not make undue use of this website by intentionally introducing viruses, Trojans, worms, logic bombs or any other software or technologically damaging or harmful material. You shall not attempt to make unauthorized access to this website, the server on which the site is hosted or any server, computer or database related to our website. You undertake not to attack this website through any attack of denial of service or an attack of distributed denial of service.
Failure to comply with this Clause shall be considered an infraction as defined under the applicable regulations. We will report any failure to comply with this regulation to the corresponding authorities and we will co-operate with them to determine the identity of the attacker. Likewise, in the event of failure to comply with this Clause, authorization to use this website shall be suspended immediately. We shall not be held liable for any damage or harm resulting from a denial-of-service attack, virus or any other software or technologically damaging or harmful material that may affect your computer, IT equipment, data or materials as a result of using this website or downloading content from the same or those to which this site redirects you.
LINKS FROM OUR WEBSITE
If our website contains links to other websites and third-party materials, said links are provided for information purposes only and we have no control whatever over the content of those websites or materials. Accordingly, we shall not accept any liability for any damage or harm deriving from their use.
The applicable regulations require that some of the information or notifications that we send to you be in written form. By using this website, you agree that most of the communication with us will be electronic. We will contact you by email or we will provide you information by posting alerts on this website. For contractual purposes, you agree to use this electronic means of communication and accept that all contracts, notifications, information and other communication that we send you electronically complies with the legal requirements of providing it in writing. This condition will not affect your statutory rights.
The notifications that you send us must be sent preferably through our contact form. Pursuant to the provisions mentioned above and unless otherwise stipulated, we may send you notifications either by email or to the postal address you provided us when placing an order.
It is understood that notifications will be received and acted upon as soon as they are posted on our website, 24 hours after they have been sent by email or three days after the postage date on any letter. As proof that the notification has been sent it shall be sufficient to prove, in the case of a letter, that it was correctly addressed, that the correct postage was paid and that it was duly delivered to the post office or to a mail box; in the case of an email, that the notification was sent to the email address specified by the recipient.
TRANSFER OF RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS
The Contract is binding for both Parties, as well as for our respective successors, transferees and heirs.
You may not transmit, cede, levy or in any other way transfer a Contract or any of the rights or obligations derived from the same, without having obtained our written consent in advance.
We may transmit, cede, levy, subcontract or in any other way transfer a Contract or any of the rights or obligations derived from the same, at any time during the life of the Contract. To avoid any doubt, said transmissions, cessions, levies or other transfers shall not affect the rights that, as applicable, you have as a consumer recognized by law or cancel, reduce or limit in any way the express and tacit warranties that we may have given you.
EVENTS BEYOND OUR CONTROL
We will not be liable for any non-compliance or delay in compliance with any of the obligations we assume under a Contract when caused by events that are beyond our reasonable control (“Force Majeure”).
Force Majeure shall include any act, event, failure to exercise, omission or accident that is beyond our reasonable control, and unforeseen events including, among others, the following:
i. Strike, lockout or other forms of protest.
ii. Civil unrest, revolt, invasion, terrorist attack or terrorist threat, war (declared or not) or threat or preparation for war.
iii. Fire, explosion, storm, flood, earthquake, collapse, epidemic or any other natural disaster.
iv. Inability to use trains, ships, aircraft, motorized transport or other means of transport, public or private.
v. Inability to use public or private telecommunication systems.
vi. Acts, decrees, legislation, regulations or restrictions of any government or public authority.
vii. Strike, failure or accident in maritime or river transport, postal transport or any other type of transport.
It shall be understood that our obligations deriving from Contracts are suspended during the period in which Force Majeure remains in effect and we will be given an extension of the period in which to fulfil these obligations by an amount of time equal to the time that the situation of Force Majeure lasted. We will provide all reasonable resources to end the situation of Force Majeure or to find a solution that enables us to fulfil our obligations by virtue of the Contract despite the situation of Force Majeure.
The lack of requirement on our part for strict compliance on your part with any of the obligations assumed by you by virtue of a Contract or of these Conditions or a lack of exercising on our part of the rights or actions that correspond to us by virtue of this Contract or of the Conditions shall not constitute the waiving or limitation of said rights or actions, nor exonerate you from fulfilling said obligations.
The waiving on our part of a specific right or action shall not constitute the waiving of other rights or actions derived from the Contract or from the Conditions.
The waiving on our part of any of these Conditions or of the rights or actions derived from the Contract shall not take effect unless expressly stipulated that it is a waiving of rights and is formalized and notified to you in accordance with the provisions of the Notifications section above.
Should any of these Conditions or any provision of a Contract be declared null and void by firm resolution from the corresponding authority, the remaining terms and conditions shall remain in effect without being affected by said declaration of annulment.
These Conditions and any document referenced in the same constitute the Entire Contract between the Parties as regards the purpose of the same, replacing any previous pact, agreement or promise made between the Parties verbally or in writing.
The Parties acknowledge that we have agreed to enter into the Contract without depending on any declaration or promise made by the other Party or that could have been inferred from any statement or document in the negotiations entered into by the two Parties prior to said Contract, except those expressly mentioned in these Conditions.
Neither Party shall take any action regarding any untrue statement made by the other Party, verbally or in writing, prior to the date of the Contract (unless said untrue statement was made fraudulently). The only action that may be taken by the other Party shall be due to breach of contract in accordance with the provisions of these Conditions.
OUR RIGHT TO MODIFY THESE CONDITIONS
We have the right to review and modify these Conditions at any time.
APPLICABLE LEGISLATION AND JURISDICTION
The use of our website and the product purchase contracts through said website shall be governed by the Lebanese legislation.
Any controversy that arises or is related to the use of the website or said contracts shall be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Lebanese courts.
If you are entering into the contract as a consumer, nothing in this Clause shall affect the statutory rights you have, as recognized in any applicable legislation in this area.
COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS
Your comments and suggestions are always welcome. Please send any comments and suggestions through our contact form.
Moreover, there are official claim forms available to consumers and users. Those can be requested by calling us on +961 70 606 902 or by sending an email to email@example.com.