The following terms and conditions shall govern your use of the Lippa’s, Inc’s website and the content or services accessible on or from Lippa’s, Inc’s website. By use of this website, you accept and agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth below. If you do not accept these terms and conditions, you are not allowed to access or use the website.
The content of the Website, including the text, images, software, audio and video, as well as the compilation of the content (collectively referred to herein as "Content"), is the property of Lippa’s, Inc and is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. Neither the Website nor the Content may be modified, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, publicly displayed, performed, or otherwise used, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of Lippa’s, Inc, except that you may download Content on any single computer or other single electronic device for your personal, noncommercial use only. You are required to keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices.
Lippa’s, Inc is committed to providing complete, current and accurate information on our websites, email, social media, chat, and telephonic or other electronic communications. Lippa’s Inc. does not warrant that this information is always correct, accurate or complete. In rare and unusual circumstances, system, clerical, numerical or typographical errors may occur. We reserve the right to correct any and all errors when they do occur. Prices listed in error will not be honored. If an order is placed with a lower product's listed price than the actual price, we will advise the customer before shipping or cancel the order and notify the customer. Information that we communicate is not a contract, and should not be treated as such. The sole remedy of a customer acting on inaccurate or incorrect information is to request a cancellation of the order placed as a result of this incorrect information. If an order has been shipped, the customer agrees to return the product for full credit or pay the difference between the actual and charged prices.
As a condition to using certain aspects of the Website, you may be required to register (or sign-in) with us and select a password to login with using your email address. You agree tol provide us with accurate, complete and updated registration information. Failure to do so shall constitute a breach of these Terms and Conditions, which may result in immediate termination of your account. You shall not either select or use as an email address as name of another person with the intent to impersonate that person; or use as an email address subject to any rights of a person other than you without appropriate authorization. Lippa’s Inc reserves the right to refuse registration of, or cancel an account in our sole discretion. You are solely responsible for activity that occurs on your account and are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password. Please notify us immediately in writing of any unauthorized use of your account, or other account related security breach of which you become aware.
Lippa’s, Inc is dedicated to protecting your personal data and to make your shopping experience safe and secure. Lippa’s, Inc uses a combination of industry-standard security and encryption technologies, processes and organizational procedures to keep your data from being accessed by unauthorized parties. We protect sensitive data (e.g. credit card information) at the time of entry using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption. We require validating information when you forget your password and we store your password on our servers in a non-human-readable form. We require that you enter the Credit Verification Value (CVV) along with your credit card number at checkout. This CVV and your credit card numbers are never stored on our servers and must be entered with each purchase to protect you against fraud. All payments are processed on pages securely hosted by PayPal.
We accept most major credit cards. Credit cards require us to ship to your registered address. It is usually your billing address unless you have added an additional shipping address registered to your account. We verify your address before shipping. We also accept wire transfers. Once a wire transfer has been received, we can ship the paid item to specified address. Customers from outside the USA can pay by international credit card or bank wire transfer and must pay in US dollars. Any insurance and custom import duty incurred with the purchase is the sole responsibility of the customer. Please call or email to make arrangements.
Applicable local sales taxes will be added to your order.
Disclaimer of Warranties
This website and the content contained herein are provided by Lippa’s, Inc on an "as is" and "as available" basis. Lippa’s, Inc makes no warranties of any kind, either express or implied, as to the operation of this website or the information, content, products or services included on this website. You expressly agree that your use of the website is at your sole risk and responsibility. To the maximum extent permitted by law, Lippa’s, Inc disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement. Lippa’s, Inc does not represent or warrant that content in the website are accurate, complete, reliable, current, subject to correction, or error-free or that the website, its servers, or content available for download from the website are free of viruses or other harmful components.
Limitation of Liability
To the maximum extent allowed by law, neither Lippa’s, Inc nor any other party involved in creating, producing, or delivering the website shall be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive, or consequential damages or other damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, damages for loss of profits, business interruption, loss of information or data, or other pecuniary loss) or for any third party claims arising out of access to, use of, or inability to use the website or any other services accessed through the website, or with respect to the information, services, or content contained on or otherwise accessed through the website, whether based on warranty, contract, tort (including negligence) or any other legal theory. Lippa’s, Inc's total cumulative liability for any and all claims arising out of the use of the website, whether in contract or tort or otherwise, shall not exceed $50.
Changes to Terms and Conditions
Changes to Website
Lippa’s, Inc reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Website (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that Lippa’s, Inc will not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of the Website.
Applicable Law and Jurisdiction
This agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Vermont. The parties hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of and venue in the Chittenden Superior Court in Burlington Vermont, for all claims arising out of or relating to this agreement.
You shall comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including U.S. export laws. The terms and conditions set forth herein constitute the entire agreement between you and Lippa’s, Inc. The waiver by one party of any default of the other party shall not waive subsequent defaults of the same or different kind. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of this agreement, or portion thereof, to be unenforceable, that provision of the agreement will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to affect the intent of the parties, and the remainder of this agreement will continue in full force and effect.
Unless otherwise stated, all gemstones are graded and evaluated in their mountings to the maximum extent that the mounting permits examination. Approximate weights are formulated by taking measurements and applying acceptable formulas; as such they are estimates only. Keen determination of color, clarity and proportions may be prevented by certain types of mountings, small fancy, round, full and single, and baguette cut diamonds (melee) are evaluated according to their approximate weights and average quality grades using Gemological Institute of America (GIA) grading scale.
Major diamonds are graded with the use of pre-graded permanent master diamonds color comparison stones and the grading nomenclature prescribed by the GIA.
Because mountings prohibit full and accurate observation of gem quality and weight, all data pertaining to mounted gems can be considered as approximate unless accompanied by an independent laboratory certificate. Unless otherwise stated, all color gemstones and pearls are assumed to be subject to a relatively stable and possibly undetected color or clarity enhancement.
Authenticity, antiquity, decorative periods, vintages and or circa dating are determined to the best of our ability based on Content incorporated, methods of manufacture, design, hallmarks and signatures, lapidary techniques, technological developments and consultation of our extensive reference library and Content. Dating and period attributions are not an exact science as decorative periods frequently overlap and borrow influences from one another.
We want our users to always be aware of any information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.
During online ordering a user must give certain contact information, we never sell or give away this information. It is only gathered to contact the user about products on our website for which s/he has expressed interest. Giving additional information helps provide a more personalized experience on our website, but is not required. We require information from the user on our online order form.
A user must provide contact information (such as name, email, and shipping address) and possibly financial information (such as credit card number, expiration date). If we have trouble processing an order, we use the information to contact the user.