Effective as of January 1st, 2014
Welcome to Geocollectors websites! These general terms and conditions (“General Terms”) set forth the legally binding terms and conditions for the use of the website at www.geocollectors.com, all other sites owned and operated by Geocollectors that redirect to www.geocollectors.com, and all subdomains owned and operated by Geocollectors (“Geocollectors websites”) and the use of Geocollectors products and services.
The provider and operator of the Geocollectors websites and the services and products marketed therein is Kittilän Harmonia Ltd (“Geocollectors”) with the following contact and business information:
Mannerheimintie 15a B
Business Identity Code: FI24642550
Persons under the age of 18 should not use this website without the supervision of an adult. All deliveries must be done with the consent of an adult. All payment information must be provided with the permission of an adult or by an adult.
You may view some of the content on the Geocollectors websites without registering, but as a condition for becoming a member of the Geocollectors online community, you need to register and open a user account at Geocollectors websites. Creating a user account is not a prerequisite for making a purchase. Registering as a new user as such does not cost you anything, and hence you will only be charged for any purchases of our products and services you may choose to make.
You must complete the registration process by providing us with current, complete and accurate information as prompted by the applicable registration form. You may complete the registration through a third party service, such as Facebook, or by choosing a password and a user name at Geocollectors websites. It remains entirely in your responsibility to maintain the confidentiality of your password and user account.
If you happen to forget your user name or password, we will on your request send you an email to the email address you have given containing your user name or your password and a link to the web page where you can login to your account. You may then reset your user name or password on your account.
Furthermore, you are entirely responsible for any and all activities that occur under your user account. Geocollectors will not be liable for any damage that you may incur as a result of someone else using your password or user account, either with or without your knowing of it. Using someone else’s account without the permission of the account holder is forbidden. You are responsible for any damage incurred by Geocollectors or another party due to someone else using your user account or password.
Either Geocollectors or you may terminate your user account without a specified reason. If your user account is being terminated, Geocollectors will inform you thereof to the email address you have given.
The agreement-based right of possession to a specified Geocollectors land area means that the land area and its coordinates shall be registered under the landholder’s name in the Geocollectors landholding database and that the landholder is in possession of the land area, taking into account the limitations set out in Section 5 (Limitations to Right of Possession) below.
Landholders shall have the right to freely dispose of the land area, which means that the right of possession can be sold, donated or otherwise transferred to a third party. Landholders may freely access and visit the land area as often as they like and with whom ever they like.
After having received the purchase price for your purchase Geocollectors will register you as a landholder to the Geocollectors landholding database and send you a certificate of ownership with the specific coordinates of your land area.
You may buy a right of possession to a specified Geocollectors land area also as a gift. Geocollectors shall register the ownership to the right of possession as soon as the gift code is entered at Geocollectors website to a slot reserved for such purpose.
Due to the fact that Geocollectors is committed to maintain the Geocollectors land areas in their natural state, landholders shall have no right to build on the Geocollectors land areas; to plant, harvest, raise cattle or fur animals nor practice any other kind of farming activities on the land areas; to hunt on the land areas; to store any movables or chattel nor place a plaque or any such physical object on the land areas; to use or register the land areas as a place of residence; to stay on the land areas for longer than temporarily; to descend with a helicopter to the land areas; to practice mining or other such activities (e.g. excavating or crushing) on the land areas; to export or import organic or inorganic materials to the land areas; to pollute, litter or contaminate the land areas; or to order mail or other deliveries to the address of the land areas. Further, landholders shall have no right to carry on business or trade or register a business location on the Geocollectors land areas. The right of possession shall also be limited under applicable local legislation in the state of the land areas, such as the Finnish concept of Everyman’s Right in the land areas based in Finland.
In order to enable all Geocollectors landholders and their guests as well as other people to visit Geocollectors land areas, everyone shall have the right to for example walk, ski, cycle or drive a snowmobile or other such vehicle on all Geocollectors land areas; stay or set up camp temporarily on all Geocollectors land areas; and pick wild berries, mushrooms, flowers or other natural products from all Geocollectors land areas, unless prohibited under applicable legislation. Landholders shall have no right to claim any kind of profit or compensation in relation to the use of the Geocollectors land areas. Geocollectors shall in no way be liable for any claims by landholders in relation to the use of or the unability to use the Geocollectors land areas.
The right of possession to any Geocollectors land area is fully based on agreement and is in no ways related to the rights provided in the Finnish Code of Real Estate (540/1995, as amended) or other legislation related to land areas and real estates. Geocollectors shall in no way be responsible for the changes, damages and losses that may occur due to eventual liquidation, bankruptcy, redevelopment, disassembling, expropriation or other such rearrangements of its functions or possessions.
All personal information is fundamentally treated in the strictest of confidence. Your personal information is used to enable the optimum handling of the order, to deliver the merchandise, to provide services and to handle payments. For this purpose, Geocollectors may pass your information on to authorized service providers and, if necessary, to our affiliates.
For the purpose of payment processing the necessary information is stored both on our server and on the servers of the companies we may have authorized to handle payment processing. In addition, necessary personal information will be passed to financial information services for the purpose of checking your credit and credit worthiness. As part of credit-worthiness checks Geocollectors may use probability information as well as your payment history.
Geocollectors is the owner of all copyrights of all contents of Geocollectors websites or Geocollectors is licensed by the owner of such copyrights to use all contents of Geocollectors websites. Reproduction, transfer, distribution or storage of part or all of the contents in any form without the prior written permission of Geocollectors is prohibited except in accordance with these General Terms. Geocollectors consent that you browse and use Geocollectors websites on your computer or other device and that you print copies of extracts from these sites for your personal use (not for redistribution) without the prior written consent of Geocollectors. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.
Your access to the Geocollectors websites should not be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right to use any marks appearing on the Geocollectors websites without the prior written consent of Geocollectors or the third party owner thereof.
The use of the Geocollectors websites and the content herein is permitted for private use only. If you wish to use our products and services for commercial purposes you should apply for a consent thereto in writing from Geocollectors. The use of press releases and other documents classified as public is permitted, if the source for such information has been stated when such information is being used.
If you use the Geocollectors websites, the content therein or our products and services for commercial purposes, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless Geocollectors and its officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any claims, suits, proceedings, disputes, demands, liabilities, damages, losses, costs and expenses, including and without limitation to reasonable legal and accounting fees (including costs of defense of claims, suits or proceedings brought by third parties), in any way related to your access to the Geocollectors websites or the content therein or use of our products and services or your breach of any of these General Terms.
Geocollectors websites may contain links to third-party websites, advertisers, services, special offers, or other events or activities that are not owned or controlled by Geocollectors. We do not endorse or assume any responsibility for any such third-party websites, information, materials, products, or services. If you access any third party website, service, or content from Geocollectors websites, you do so at your own risk and you agree that Geocollectors will have no liability arising from your use of or access to any third-party website, service, or content.
If you are willing to place a link to this website (www.geocollectors.com) on another website you may do so without prior permission. Placing links to specific pages within this website requires a prior written permission of Geocollectors.
By submitting material to Geocollectors you agree: that the material will not contain any material that is unlawful, abusive, threatening, vulgar or otherwise unfit for publication; that the material will not violate the privacy or other rights of another person or entity; the material is not false, misleading, or inaccurate; you own the material or have the unlimited right to provide it to us and Geocollectors may publish the material free of charge and/or incorporate it or any concepts described in it in our products without accountability or liability; you agree not to take action against us in relation to material that you submit and you agree to indemnify us if any third party takes action against us in relation to the material you submit; you will not submit Geocollectors any spam, junk mail or other unauthorized mass-communication; and you will use reasonable efforts to scan and remove any viruses or other contaminating or destructive features before submitting any material to Geocollectors. Geocollectors may at any time remove any content posted by users. Geocollectors do not and cannot review the content posted by users on the Geocollectors websites and is not responsible for such content. Geocollectors proposes you to submit all material in English.
Geocollectors are committed to work for maintaining and improving the Geocollectors websites and to repair any detected errors and interruptions. Geocollectors do not warrant that the Geocollectors websites will be uninterrupted or error-free. You agree that you may be exposed to content that is inaccurate, objectionable, inappropriate for children, or otherwise unsuited to your purpose.
Geocollectors reserve the right to revise the sites or withdraw access to them at any time. No warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to warranties of title or non-infringement or implied warranties of merchantability or applicability for a particular purpose, is made in relation to the availability, accuracy, reliability or content of these sites.
Geocollectors shall not be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages, or any loss of profits or revenues, whether incurred directly or indirectly, or any loss of information, use, good-will, or other intangible losses, resulting from your access to or use of or inability to access or use the Geocollectors websites, products and services, or any conduct or content of any third party on the products, including without limitation, any defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of other users or third parties, or unauthorized access, use or alteration of your transmissions or content. The liability of Geocollectors is limited to the greatest extent permitted by Finnish law.
Geocollectors have made every effort to ensure that these General Terms and Conditions adhere strictly with Finnish Law. In the event that any of the terms of these General Terms would be found to be unlawful, invalid or otherwise unenforceable, that term is to be deemed severed from these terms and conditions and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining terms and conditions.
In the event that any part of these General Terms and Conditions fails to exercise any right or remedy contained herein, this shall not be construed as a waiver of that right or remedy.
Geocollectors are committed to work for protecting the security of the Geocollectors websites and your user account. However, we cannot guarantee that third parties are not able to defeat our security measures. You agree to inform us immediately if you suspect any third party having used your account or the Geocollectors websites illicitly.
The information provided in the Geocollectors websites is not intended for distribution to or use by any person or entity in any jurisdiction or country where such distribution or use would be contrary to law or regulation or which would subject Geocollectors to an obligation to register within such jurisdiction or country.
We reserve the right to limit the availability of the Geocollectors websites, our products and services to any persons, geographic area, or jurisdiction, at any time and in our sole discretion, and to limit the applicability or quantity of any content, product or service we provide.
Geocollectors may from time to time change these General Terms or change, modify or withdraw access to the Geocollectors websites at any time with or without notice. The most current version of these General Terms will always be posted on the Geocollectors websites. If a revision, in our sole discretion, is material we will notify you thereof. Geocollectors reserve the right to determine the form and means of providing notifications to you. By continuing to access or use the Geocollectors websites, products and services after revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised General Terms. If you do not agree to the revised General Terms, please stop using the Geocollectors websites, products and services.
These General Terms, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by Geocollectors without restriction. Any attempt to transfer or assign any rights and licenses in violation hereof shall be null and void.