TERMS AND CONDITIONS
IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR RESIDENTS IN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA ONLY: THIS AGREEMENT AND YOUR USE OF OUR SERVICES IS SUBJECT TO BINDING ARBITRATION AND A WAIVER OF CLASS ACTION RIGHTS AS DETAILED BELOW.
Last Updated: January 12, 2022
1.1 Scope. Welcome to thehalara.com. This Terms & Conditions (“Agreement” or “Terms”) is a contract between you and HK DFS Limited (collectively, "Halara," "we," "us," or "our") , governing your use of our website at thehalara.com (the “Site”), any mobile applications (“Apps”) that hyperlink to this Agreement, or any other websites, pages, features, or content owned and operated by us that hyperlink to this Agreement (collectively, including the Site and Apps, the “Services”).
Your failure to cease use of the Services after receiving notification of the modification will constitute your acceptance of the modified terms.
1.3 Acceptance of Terms. To shop with us, you need to be at least 16 years old. Any accessing, browsing, or otherwise using the Services indicates your agreement to all the terms and conditions in this Agreement. If you disagree with any part of the Terms then you should immediately discontinue access or use of the Services. Please read this Agreement carefully before proceeding.
- USE OF OUR SERVICES
2.1 Representations. When you use our Services, 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. You represent and warrant that you are at least 16 years old or visiting the Services under the supervision of a parent or guardian. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Halara hereby grants you a limited, revocable, non-transferable and non-exclusive license to access and use the Services by displaying it on your internet browser, for our Site, or on your mobile devices, for our Apps, only for the purpose of shopping for personal items sold on the Site or Apps and not for any commercial use or use on behalf of any third party, except as explicitly permitted by Halara in advance. Any breach of this Agreement shall result in the immediate revocation of the license granted in this paragraph without notice to you.
2.2 Limitations on Use. Except as permitted in the paragraph above, you may not reproduce, distribute, display, sell, lease, transmit, create derivative works from, translate, modify, reverse-engineer, disassemble, decompile or otherwise exploit the Services or any portion of them unless expressly permitted by Halara in writing. You may not make any commercial use of any of the information provided on the Services or make any use of the Services for the benefit of another business unless explicitly permitted by Halara in advance. Halara reserves the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, and/or cancel orders in its discretion, including, without limitation, if we believe that customer conduct violates applicable law or is harmful to our interests.
You shall not upload to, distribute, or otherwise publish through the Services any content, information, or other material that: (a) violates or infringes the copyrights, patents, trademarks, service marks, trade secrets, or other proprietary rights of any person; (b) is libelous, threatening, defamatory, obscene, indecent, pornographic, or could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under local or international law; or (c) includes any bugs, logic bombs, viruses, worms, trap doors, Trojan horses or other code, material or properties which are malicious or technologically harmful. Halara may assign you a password and account identification to enable you to access and use certain portions of the Services.
Additionally, you agree not to:
- Use the Services for any unlawful purposes, or that could violate any applicable federal, state, local, or international law or regulation;
- To engage in any conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone’s use or enjoyment of the Services, or which, as determined by us, may harm us or other persons using the Services or expose them to liability;
- Use the Services in any manner that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair the Site or Apps or any other party’s use of the Services;
- Use any robot, spider or other automated device, process, or means to access the Service for any purpose;
- Use the Services to distribute unsolicited promotional or commercial content, or solicit other persons using the Services for commercial purposes;
- Otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Service.
2.3 Account Creation and Termination. In order to access some features available on the Services, you will have to create an account. You may not use another person’s account. Each time you use a password or identification, you will be deemed to be authorized to access, confirm your agreement on the Terms and Conditions updated by Halara from time to time and use the Site or Apps in a manner consistent with the terms and conditions of this Agreement, and Halara has no obligation to investigate the authorization or source of any such access or use of the Services.
You will be solely responsible for all access to and use of the Services by anyone using the password and identification originally assigned to you whether or not such access to and use of this site is actually authorized by you, including without limitation, all communications and transmissions and all obligations (including, without limitation, financial obligations) incurred through such access or use. You are solely responsible for protecting the security and confidentiality of the password and identification assigned to you. You shall immediately notify Halara of any unauthorized use of your password or identification or any other breach or threatened breach of the Site or App's security.
From time to time, we may restrict access to some or all parts of the Services, including the ability to upload documents, make payments, or send messages
From time to time, we may restrict access to some or all parts of the Services, including the ability to upload documents, make payments, or send messages
We may terminate your access to the Services at any time, in our sole discretion, without cause or notice, or if we believe you have breached these Terms. You may terminate your account at any time, for any reason, by following any such instructions within the Site or App, or by contacting us as described in the “Contact Us” section below.
When you use our Services and place orders through them, you agree to provide us with your email address, postal address and/or other contact details truthfully and exactly. You also agree that we may use this information to contact you in the context of your order if necessary
If you detect an error in your order after the completion of the payment process, you should immediately contact our customer service or email address above to correct the error.
While Halara strives to provide accurate product and pricing information, pricing or typographical errors may occur. Halara cannot confirm the price of an item until after you order. In the event that an item is listed at an incorrect price or with incorrect information due to an error in pricing or product information, Halara shall have the right, at our sole discretion, to refuse or cancel any orders placed for that item. In the event that an item is mis-priced, we may, at our discretion, either contact you for instructions or cancel your order and notify you of such cancellation.
- TRADE RULES
5.1 Price and Payment. All prices are exclusive of Sales & Use Tax and other taxes (where applicable) which will be charged to you separately at the applicable rate. All prices are correct at the time of entering the information on to the system. If for some reason we are unable to ship your goods, the value of the items that are not shipped will be refunded to you or to the original method of payment.
All prices are exclusive of delivery charges. The total cost of the order is the price of the products ordered and the delivery charge plus Sales & Use Tax and other applicable taxes.
Prices may change at any time, but (other than as set out above) 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. If you are a registered user, a record of all the orders paid by you is available in "My Account" area. You may use, as payment method, the following cards: Visa, Mastercard,Discover,American Express, Union Pay, Paypal and online banking etc.
To minimize the risk of non-authorised access, your credit card details will be encrypted. Once we receive your order, we request a pre-authorisation on your card to ensure that there are sufficient funds to complete the transaction. The charge on your card will be made at the time your order has been placed.
When you click "Authorise Payment", you are confirming that the credit card is yours. Credit cards are subject to verification and authorisation by the card issuing entity. If the entity does not authorise 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.
5.2 Colors. We have made every effort to display, as accurately as possible, the colors of our products that appear on the Services. However, as the actual colors you see will depend on your monitor, we cannot guarantee that your monitor's display of any color will be accurate.
5.3 Packing. Unless otherwise provided, we will comply only with its minimum packing standards for the method of transportation selected. The cost of all special packing, loading or bracing requested by you will be paid for by you.
5.4 Shipping & Delivery. Halara ships from different warehouses in different countries. For orders with more than one item, we may split your order into several packages according to stock levels at our own discretion. We aim to deliver orders as quickly as possible. However, sometimes during busy sale periods, deliveries may take longer. If you have not received your delivery within 180 business days, please contact by email at email@example.com.
5.5 Title and risk of loss. Delivery to carrier shall constitute delivery to Buyer, and thereafter risk of loss or damage shall pass to Buyer. Any claim of Buyer relative to damage during shipping or delivery should be made directly to the carrier or to Halara first and then assumed by the carrier. Any claims by Buyer against Halara for shortage or damage occurring prior to such delivery to carrier must be made within five (5) days after receipt of the goods and accompanied by original transportation bill signed by carrier noting that carrier received the goods from Halara in the condition claimed. Notwithstanding passage of the risk of loss to Buyer, title and right of possession to the goods sold hereunder shall remain with Halara until all payments hereunder, including deterred payments evidenced by notes or otherwise, Interest, carrying charges, shall have been made in cash, and Buyer agrees to do all acts necessary to perfect and maintain such right and title in Halara.
5.6 Return of product. Goods can be returned in designated period. The exact return period and return policy differs from country to country. Please contact our customer service for the detailed information. Customers returning goods are responsible for freight charges.
Wrong size items and quality problem items can be exchanged. For defective products, if a defect or damage is confirmed on the returned products, we will give you a complete refund including the charges you have accrued of delivery and return. The refund will be paid either to the bank account you provided or to the original method of payment.
Certain items and free gifts cannot be returned. For more and detailed information, please contact our customer service for final confirmation.
5.7 Reviews, Comments and Submissions. Except as otherwise provided elsewhere in this Agreement or on the Services, anything that you submit or post to the Services and/or provide to thehalara.com, including, without limitation, picture, video, ideas, know-how, techniques, questions, reviews, comments, and suggestions (collectively, "Submissions") is and will be treated as non-confidential and nonproprietary, and by submitting or posting, you agree to irrevocably license the entry and all IP rights related thereto (excluding the moral rights such as authorship right) to Halara without charge and Halara shall have the royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, and transferable right to use, copy, distribute, display, publish, perform, sell, lease, transmit, adapt, create derivative works from such Submissions by any means and in any form, and to translate, modify, reverse-engineer, disassemble, or decompile such Submissions. All Submissions shall automatically become the sole and exclusive property of Halara and shall not be returned to you and you agree not to raise any dispute in connection with any use of the entry by Halara in the future.
You warrant that your Submissions, in whole or in part, are clear and free of any IP right infringement, disputes or third party claims. Halara assumes no liability for any misuse of copyright or any other rights of third parties by you. You undertake to defense for and indemnify Halara against any losses caused due to the use of the entries for any purposes.
In addition to the rights applicable to any Submission, when you post comments or reviews to the Site or Apps, you also grant Halara the right to use the name that you submit with any review, comment, or other content, if any, in connection with such review, comment, or other content. You represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the reviews, comments, and other content that you post on this site and that use of your reviews, comments, or other content by Halara will not infringe upon or violate the rights of any third party. You shall not use a false e-mail address, pretend to be someone other than yourself, or otherwise mislead Halara or third parties as to the origin of any Submissions or content. Halara may but shall not be obligated to remove or edit any Submissions (including comments or reviews) for any reason.
Please note that individuals under the age of 18 are prohibited from posting images to our Services of themselves or others who are under the age of 18.
- INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND OWNERSHIP
6.1 Content. The Site and Apps, including all of its information and content, such as the text, software, scripts, graphics, photos, sounds, music, videos, and interactive features (collectively, “Content”) provided as part of the Services belong at all times to Halara or to those who grant us the license for their use. You may use the Content only to the extent that we or the usage licensers authorize expressly.
6.2 Halara Marks. In addition, the “Halara” trademarks, service marks, icons, graphics, wordmarks, designs and logos contained therein (“Marks”), are owned by HK DFS Limited. “Halara” and the Marks of Halara are trademarks in the United States and other countries for which applications are pending or registrations have issued. You do not have, and will not acquire, any right, title, or interest in or to any of the Marks. The Halara Marks, whether on any product offered for sale on the Site or the Apps, or appearing as a logo or text on any portion of the Site, is not a representation that HK DFS Limited is the owner of any copyright or other intellectual property rights in the products offered for sale on the Site or the Apps. HK DFS Limited sources some of its products from third party manufacturers and wholesalers.
6.3 Rights Reserved. Content on the Services is provided to you as is for your information only and may not be downloaded, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any other purposes whatsoever without the prior written consent of Halara or the respective owners or licensors. We reserve all rights not expressly granted in and to the Content. You acknowledge and agree that any questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, feedback or other information about the Services, provided by you to us are non-confidential and shall become the sole property of Halara.
You agree to not engage in the use, copying, or distribution of any of the Content other than expressly permitted herein. You agree not to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the website or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any Content or enforce limitations on use of the website or the Content therein.
- THIRD PARTY LINKS AND RESOURCES
Our Site and Apps may contain links to third-party sites that are not owned or controlled by us.
We have no control over, assume no responsibility for, and do not endorse or verify the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services. We make no warranties or representations about the accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of any content posted on the Site or our Apps by anyone other than us. We strongly advise you to read all third-party terms and conditions and privacy policies.
- 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 the Terms or other contracts 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, including but not limited to, among others, the following:
- Strike, lockout or other forms of protest.
- Civil unrest, revolt, invasion, terrorist attack or terrorist threat, war (declared or not) or threat or preparation for war.
- Fire, explosion, storm, flood, earthquake, collapse, epidemic or any other natural disaster.
- Inability to use trains, ships, aircraft, motorized transport or other means of transport, public or private.
- Inability to use public or private telecommunication systems.
- Acts, decrees, legislation, regulations or restrictions of any government or public authority.
- 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 the Terms or other 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 Terms or other contracts despite the situation of Force Majeure.
- LIABILITY FOR PURCHASED PRODUCTS, WAIVER, AND STATUTORY CONSUMER RIGHTS
9.1 Halara Liability. 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:
- in case of fraud or fraudulent deceit; or
- in any case in which it was illegal or illicit to exclude, limit or attempt to exclude or limit our liability.
9.2 Waiver of Liability. Notwithstanding the paragraph above, and to the extent legally allowed, and unless these Terms indicate otherwise, we shall not accept any liability for the following losses, regardless of their origin:
- loss of income or sales;
- operating loss;
- loss of profits or contracts;
- loss of forecast savings;
- loss of data; and
- loss of business or management time.
9.3 Warranties. Due to the open nature of the Services 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 the Services, unless otherwise indicated expressly on the Services. All product descriptions, information and materials shown on the Services are provided "as is", with no express or implied warranties or conditions of 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 mutually intended transaction, in accordance with commercial reasonable expectations, 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 transaction or intended purchase 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 and conditions (whether express or implied), except those that may not be excluded legitimately.
10. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY SINCE IT LIMITS THE LIABILITY OF HALARA TO YOU.
- (1)BY USING THE SERVICES PROVIDED BY HALARA, YOU HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT WE ARE PROVIDING THE SERVICES, INCLUDING THE SITE AND MOBILE APPS, ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, HALARA EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, TITLE, ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE SERVICE, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND ANY WARRANTIES ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING OR TRADE USAGE.
- (2)WE MAKE NO PROMISES WITH RESPECT TO, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL LIABILITY FOR: (1) PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, PROGRAMMING, AND/OR ANYTHING ELSE PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY THAT IS ACCESSIBLE TO YOU THROUGH THE SERVICES; OR (2) THE QUALITY OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY YOU ENCOUNTER IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES.
- (3)YOU AGREE THAT TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, HALARA WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, YOU AGREE THAT, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, HALARA ENTITIES WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, LOSS OF PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, REPUTATIONAL HARM, OR LOSS OF DATA (EVEN IF FORESEEABLE) ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH YOUR USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SERVICES.
- (4)YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SERVICES IS TO CEASE USE OF THE SERVICES.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR EXCLUSIONS OF LIABILITY FOR CERTAIN TYPES OF DAMAGES. AS A RESULT, THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU IN WHOLE OR IN PART.
11.LEGAL DISPUTES AND ARBITRATION AGREEMENT FOR USERS IN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA
Please Read the Following Clauses Carefully – It May Significantly Affect Your Legal Rights, Including Your Right to File a Lawsuit in Court
11.1 Initial Dispute Resolution. We are available by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to address any concerns you may have regarding your use of the Services. Most concerns may be quickly resolved in this manner. Each of you and we agree to use best efforts to settle any dispute, claim, question, or disagreement directly through consultation and good faith negotiations which shall be a precondition to either party initiating a lawsuit or arbitration.
The JAMS rules governing the arbitration may be accessed at https://www.jamsadr.com/adr-rules-procedures. If you initiate arbitration, to the extent the filing fee for the arbitration exceeds Two Hundred and Fifty U.S. Dollars ($250.00), we will pay the additional cost. If we are required to pay the additional cost of the filing fees, you should submit a request for payment of fees to JAMS along with your form for initiating the arbitration, and we will make arrangements to pay all necessary fees directly to JAMS. We will also be responsible for paying all other arbitration costs arising in connection with the arbitration, other than costs incurred by you for legal counsel, travel and other out-of-pocket costs and expenses not constituting fees or amounts payable to JAMS. You will not be required to pay fees and costs incurred by us if you do not prevail in arbitration. We will also pay JAMS to reimburse you for any portion of the $250 filing fee that is more than what you would otherwise have to pay to file suit in a court of law.
You and we understand that, absent this mandatory provision, you and we would have the right to sue in court and have a jury trial. You and we further understand that the right to discovery may be more limited in arbitration than in court.
11.3 Class Action and Class Arbitration Waiver. You and we each further agree that any arbitration shall be conducted in our respective individual capacities only and not as a class action, and you and we each expressly waive our respective right to file a class action or seek relief on a class basis. If any court or arbitrator determines that the class action waiver set forth in this paragraph is void or unenforceable for any reason or that an arbitration can proceed on a class basis, then the arbitration provision set forth above shall be deemed null and void in its entirety and you and we shall be deemed to have not agreed to arbitrate disputes.
11.4 Exception - Small Claims Court Claims. Notwithstanding your and our agreement to resolve all disputes through arbitration, either you or we may seek relief in a small claims court for disputes or claims within the scope of that court’s jurisdiction.
11.5 California Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) Action. Notwithstanding the parties’ agreement to resolve all disputes through arbitration, either party may seek relief in a court of law for a claim arising under California’s Private Attorneys General Act.
11.6 30-Day Right to Opt-Out. You have the right to opt-out and not be bound by the arbitration and class action waiver provisions set forth above by sending written notice of your decision to opt-out by emailing us at email@example.com. The notice must be sent within thirty (30) days of your agreement to the Terms & Conditions, otherwise you shall be bound to arbitrate disputes in accordance with the terms of this Section. If you opt-out of these arbitration provisions, we also will not be bound by them.
11.7 Exclusive Venue for Litigation. To the extent that the arbitration provisions set forth above do not apply or if you have opted out of arbitration, you and we agree that any litigation between you and us shall be filed exclusively in state or federal courts located in California (except for small claims court actions which may be brought in the county where you reside). You and we expressly consent to exclusive jurisdiction in California for any litigation other than small claims court actions. In the event of litigation relating to the Terms & Conditions or the Services, you and we agree to waive, to the maximum extent permitted by law, any right to a jury trial, except where a jury trial waiver is not permissible under applicable law.
12.1 Assignment. You may not assign or transfer this Agreement (or any of your rights or obligations under this Agreement) without prior written consent. Any attempted assignment or transfer without complying with the foregoing will be void. We may freely assign or transfer this Agreement. This Agreement inures to the benefit of and is binding upon the parties and their respective legal representatives, successors, and assigns.
No waiver of any term of the Terms & Conditions shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term. Our failure to assert any right or provision under the Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
12.3 Indemnification. You agree to release, indemnify, and defend Halara and any subsidiaries, affiliates, related companies, suppliers, licensors and partners, and the officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives of each from all third-party claims and costs (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or related to: (1) your use of the Services; (2) your conduct or interactions with other users of the Services; (3) your breach of these Terms. We will notify you promptly of any such claim and will provide you (at your expense) with reasonable assistance in defending the claim. You will allow us to participate in the defense and will not settle any such claim without our prior written consent. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you. In that event, you will have no further obligation to defend us in that matter.
12.4 Interpretation. In construing or interpreting the Terms & Conditions, headings are for convenience only, and not to be considered.
12.5 Applicable Legislation and Dispute Resolution. These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Hong Kong. Any dispute, controversy, difference or claim arising out of or relating to this contract, including the existence, validity, interpretation, performance, breach or termination thereof or any dispute regarding non- contractual obligations arising out of or relating to it shall be referred to and finally resolved by arbitration administered by the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) under the HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules in force when the Notice of Arbitration is submitted. The seat of arbitration shall be Hong Kong.
We welcome your questions and comments about our privacy practices or these terms. You may contact us by email at Legal@halara.com.