Effective as of January 1st, 2014
These terms of delivery (“Terms of Delivery”) are applicable to sale of products and services by Geocollectors. These Terms of Delivery are composed in accordance with the Finnish Consumer Protection Act (38/1978).
Geocollectors websites and Geocollectors online shop are being operated by Kittilän Harmonia Ltd (later “Geocollectors”) with the following contact and business information:
Mannerheimintie 15a B
Business Identity Code: FI24642550
By ordering Geocollectors products and services you agree to have read and accepted these Terms of Delivery and to be bound by these Terms of Delivery.
These Terms of Delivery shall apply to any quotation, order and delivery of Geocollectors products and services, unless otherwise expressly agreed upon in writing.
Any special or general conditions of the buyer stated in an offer, order, purchase conditions or such instrument shall not constitute an exemption from these Terms of Delivery, unless expressly accepted by Geocollectors in writing.
Geocollectors allow everyone to own a piece of the world. Through Geocollectors you may buy exclusive agreement-based rights of possession to specified Geocollectors land areas around the world. You will also have the opportunity to buy other Geocollectors products and services as available from time to time in Geocollectors online shop and at authorized retailers.
Creating a Geocollectors web account does not oblige you to make a purchase. Creating a web account is neither a prerequisite for making a purchase. All purchases of Geocollectors products and services shall be done separately through Geocollectors online shop or at authorized retailers. By buying a right of possession to a specified Geocollectors land area you will become a landholder in the Geocollectors landholding database and you will get the Geocollectors Collector’s Package. Landholders shall have the opportunity to publish their landholding and thereby become a member of the Geocollectors online community.
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.
Geocollectors products and services may be ordered and bought in Geocollectors online shop and at authorized retailers. General Terms and Conditions (as amended from time to time) shall establish the legally binding terms and conditions for the use of the Geocollectors website and Geocollectors products and services.
You may make a binding order for the products and services in Geocollectors online shop by entering the required information, by accepting these Terms of Delivery and by performing other tasks as prompted in connection with making the order. Before sending your order you may change your order and the information associated with your order at any time. As soon as your order has been received by Geocollectors, an order confirmation will be displayed on your monitor and sent to you by email. The order confirmation shall include (among other things) a link to these Terms of Delivery and the Geocollectors contact information. The confirmation of receipt shall not constitute a purchase contract; the order confirmation only documents that an order has been received. Geocollectors reserve the right to accept an order. The decision to accept an order shall be made at the sole discretion of Geocollectors. If an order shall not be executed, Geocollectors will inform you thereof immediately by email.
All prices specified in the Geocollectors Online Shop contain the relevant Finnish VAT as well as packaging and delivery charges (unless you wish to use the Express Delivery option for extra charge). The prices are given in US Dollars. The purchase price is a one-time only payment and Geocollectors assure that Geocollectors will charge no additional costs related to the purchase. Geocollectors reserve the right to change, review and update the prices, payment methods and alter or remove offers as needed.
The payment is to be made through PayPal payment system. By making the payment you shall be subject to any and all relevant terms and conditions set by PayPal. Geocollectors shall accept no liability for any costs or other damage you or any third parties may incur as a result of malfunctioning of the PayPal payment system and/or your misusage of the PayPal payment system.
If necessary, you may ask for an invoice by contacting Geocollectors Customer Support. The invoice is to be paid by electronic transfer within 14 days of receipt.
Your order shall be automatically canceled, if Geocollectors will be unable to receive your payment.
Geocollectors shall not and cannot cover any costs that you may incur from national legislation in the state of your residence or nationality or the state of residence or nationality of the recipient, including but not limited to all taxes, custom duties, redemption payments or other such payments or costs. By accepting these Terms of Delivery you agree to cover any and all such expenses. In addition, you also agree that you will cover the additional payment related costs for electronic transfers or service charges that result from the agreements you may have with your credit institute or other institutions.
The orders are delivered as fast as reasonably possible by Geocollectors. The delivery of the order will be made to the delivery address specified by the ordering party.
The dispatch of the order for mailing by Geocollectors shall take place within ten (10) days from the date of the order. The length of the mailing time varies from a few days up to several weeks depending, among other things, on the location of the recipient’s address. For a separate charge Geocollectors may send your order via courier, which enables a faster delivery. Geocollectors shall accept no liability on any delays in deliveries due to reasons beyond Geocollectors’ control.
Until a full payment has been received by Geocollectors, the products under your order shall remain the exclusive property of Geocollectors.
You may cancel your order within 30 days without specifying a reason for cancellation. The cancellation period begins when the order confirmation has been sent by Geocollectors to the email address provided by you. The cancellation period is observed by simply sending Geocollectors a written notification of the cancellation by within the stated timeframe. Notwithstanding the above described cancellation period of 30 days from the order, you are entitled to return any Geocollectors product within fourteen (14) days of receiving the product/products, not including the date of delivery. The returned product and its packaging shall be in substantially the same condition as when received by you. Upon a timely receipt of the returned products, the price of the products, as paid by you, will be refunded to you through Braintree payment platform.
Geocollectors shall not and cannot be responsible for the possible misplacement, changes and damage caused to Geocollectors products and services during the delivery. You should always contact us within fourteen (14) days to arrange for the return of the products and services if they do not correspond to what you have ordered. The returned product and its packaging shall be in substantially the same condition as when received by you.
The cancellation and returns should be addressed to:
Mannerheimintie 15a B
Geocollectors reserve the right to exercise discretion with respect to any returns under these Terms of Delivery. In the exercise of this discretion we may take into account any use or enjoyment you might have had of the delivered products and services.
Geocollectors shall not be responsible for delivery being prevented, impeded or delayed for reasons beyond its control, such as war, natural catastrophes, export or import embargos, the rulings of authorities, strikes and lockouts, mail delivery failure, fire, currency restrictions, import and export restrictions, disturbance in general traffic and communications or other similar reasons impeding or preventing Geocollectors or a party acting of behalf of them from operating. In connection with said circumstances, Geocollectors shall be entitled to cancel the order, or to deliver the products when the obstacle no longer exists.
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.
These Terms of Delivery are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Finland, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. All disputes or discords arising from the content of these Terms of Delivery shall be resolved in Finland in accordance with Finnish law.