Terms & Conditions
Welcome to our website www.essenceofbeauty.com.mt (the “Essence of Beauty Site” or the “Site”).
By accessing this website and /or by placing an order, you accept these terms and conditions (the “Terms and Conditions”) in full and the documents referred to within them. If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions, you must not use this website.
The Essence of Beauty Site is provided solely for your personal use. You may not use this website for any commercial, illegal or unauthorised purpose. Kindly note that you must be 18 years or over to use this website or purchase goods from this Site. By using this website, you warrant and represent that you are at least 18 years of age.
The following Terms & Conditions apply to the use of the entire Site and/ or all orders placed by ‘You’ (the customer or user of this website) with Essence of Beauty, Malta. (“we”, “us” or “our”), for all products displayed on this website.
While we look forward to offer all customers great service, please do read these Terms and Conditions carefully as they contain important information about your order and use of this website.
1. About UsThis website and online shop are owned and operated by Essence of Beauty, Malta. We are registered in Malta. Our registered address is 158 Essence of Beauty, Triq Clarence, Msida, MSD 1290, Malta. Our VAT registration number is MT15971725.
2. EligibilityTo be eligible to purchase goods on this Site and to lawfully enter into and form contracts on this Site under Maltese law you must: (a) be 18 years of age or older; (b) register on the Site; and (c) be the holder of a valid PayPal account or Credit Card.
3. Product InformationEvery care has been taken to ensure that the photographic representation, description and specification of each product are accurate. However, while the reproduction of colours is a close representation, a slight variation in the actual goods may occur. We are therefore unable to guarantee that the product images you see are an accurate representation of the actual merchandise. Essence of Beauty attempts to be as accurate as possible in all details, descriptions, images and prices of products appearing on the Site. However, to the extent permitted by law, we do not warrant that the product descriptions, colours or other content available on the Site are accurate, complete, reliable, current or error-free. We cannot confirm the price of a product until delivery of your order. All items shown on this Site are subject to withdrawal at any given time. Especially when it comes to Skin Care related products, we always suggest that you consult with one of our Beauty therapists at our Salon in Msida, Malta or send us your question or book an online consultation via our site consultation page before purchasing any item that might have any possible negative effect. Essence of Beauty shall not be held liable for any purchases made without prior consultation. You should always check the ingredients of the products to avoid any potential allergic reaction. The use of our Site is not meant to serve as a substitute for professional medical advice. Essence of Beauty does not give or intend to give any answer to medical related questions; Essence of Beauty does not represent itself as a physician nor is it implied.
4. Customer ServiceIn case of any queries, please feel free to contact us on the hereunder details:
5. Placing an Order & Payment Methods
- You can place an order through this Site or via telephone by contacting Customer Service.
- Online payment can be affected via PayPal or Credit Card. After you select your products, “Check Out” with your desired payment option. Once payment is finalised and received, we will send you an email confirming your purchase. Another email will be sent to you with delivery details for your order.
- If the product is not available in stock, you will be informed by email and refunded via PayPal or Credit Card accordingly.
- For any online purchase payments with gift vouchers from Essence of Beauty, the user has to tick the gift voucher option and a proof of the gift voucher has to be shown and approved upon delivery or pick-up.
- Unless we have notified you that we do not accept or cancelled your order or you have cancelled your order in accordance with the ‘Cancel your Order’ section on this Site, the legally binding contract between You and Essence of Beauty shall be completed solely upon delivery of the goods.
- Processing of payment and acknowledgment of the order does not complete the contract between us.
- A VAT invoice will be sent either by email or together with your delivered items.
- If you require any information regarding your order/s, please contact Customer Service on the details provided herein.
- If we are unable to fulfil your order following our order acknowledgment, we will contact you by email or telephone advising you of this.
- Essence of Beauty will take all reasonable care in accordance with applicable laws, in so far as it is in its power to do so, to keep the details of the Customer’s Order and payment secure. But unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to the Online Store; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
- Products purchased from Essence of Beauty are not for re-sale or distribution. Essence of Beauty can at its sole discretion restrict ordering to a maximum of 5 pieces of any individual products and reserve the right to cancel any Orders which are suspected are being purchased for re-sale or distribution.
6. Cancel your orderEssence of Beauty reserves the right to cancel any orders up to the point of delivery for products that have been listed at an incorrect price, rebate or refund, or contain incorrect information or typographical errors or are unavailable for any reason. Essence of Beauty has this right regardless of whether the order has been confirmed or your payment processed. If your account has already been charged for the purchase and your order is cancelled, we will issue a credit to your account in the amount of the charge. It is not possible to cancel your order online, in the meantime, you may contact Customer Service. If it is too late and your order is already on its way, you can still return it in accordance with our Returns Policy and Procedures. Please be advised that you cannot cancel an order of unsealed products for health protection and / or hygiene reasons. Please refer to the list of goods which cannot be exchanged in clause 11 below.
7. Title to GoodsWe will retain the legal ownership of the goods until delivery of the ordered items. Legal ownership of the goods will immediately revert to us if we refund any such payment to you.
8. Risk of lossRisk in the goods will pass to you upon delivery to you.
9. DeliveryOrders must be placed by 12pm CET to start processing on the same day, otherwise it will be processed the next day. Processing time usually takes 3-5 business days. Delivery times are based on orders placed between Monday – Friday (excluding public holidays). Local Customers (Malta and Gozo)
- Once an order is accepted by us, delivery is: (i)either via Malta Post letter / parcel post, or (ii)by Essence of Beauty delivery services. In the latter case, delivery is done once you are contacted by email or telephone and delivery arrangements have been agreed with you. It is important that you provide us with a valid contact number.
- Delivery charges will be added to orders amounting to less than €40. The delivery charge is that of €5.00 and will be added to your total bill once purchase is concluded. For orders of €40 or more, delivery is free of charge.
- Regretfully, at present we do not offer International Shipping for our Beauty Products.
10. Items not receivedIn the event that the goods dispatched by Malta Post are not delivered, we will be unable to refund you before we have allowed 30 days to pass from the date of dispatch. If you still haven’t received your order after this time, please contact Customer Services and we can assist you. Please note there is a time limit of 3 months from purchase after this no refund will be made.
11. Refund & ReturnsIf you decide to cancel an order after we have dispatched the product/s, you will be under a duty to return them to us, at your own risk. We will not pay for delivery of returned items.
- All products should be returned within 14 days after the items have been received by you, as indicated by the registered signature on the package. In the time until they are returned, you must retain possession of the Products and take reasonable care of them. You should return the Products to us unused (except to the extent necessary to examine them) and in the same condition in which you received them together with the original packaging and your item needs to have the receipt as proof of purchase.
- After you have cancelled your order and returned the products as specified above within the first 14 days from when you acquire physical possession of the products as per your legal rights, we will refund in full any sum debited by us. We will notify you of your refund via email within a reasonable period of time. Refunds of products purchased as gifts can only be given to the PayPal or Credit Card account holder of the person who placed the original order. We endeavour to process the refund due to you as soon as possible and, in any case, within 30 days of you cancelling your order.
- Please be advised that you cannot return any unsealed products for health protection and / or hygiene reasons (list of unreturnable items is found hereafter). Once we receive your returned item, we will inspect it and notify you that we have received your returned item. We will immediately notify you on the status of your refund after inspecting the item.
- If your return is approved, we will initiate a refund using the original method of payment. You will receive the credit within a certain amount of days, depending on your card issuer’s policies.
- In case of returns of products after the first 14 days until the 30th day, we will either provide you with a credit note or a replacement of the product will be given. Please contact Customer Services for more information on credit notes and replacement of products. Please be advised that you cannot return any unsealed products for health protection and / or hygiene reasons.
- If any of the products purchased are damaged, incorrect or faulty when delivered to you, we may offer a refund or replacement of the product as appropriate or a credit note, in accordance with your legal rights. If you believe a product is faulty, you should return the product to us in accordance with the return’s procedure. If you have any questions regarding returns, please contact Customer Service.
- Returns can also be made at our Essence of Beauty Salon on presentation of an Essence of Beauty Site invoice (provided on delivery of product/s) and as specified above. In case of all returns, you can either exchange a product with a replacement or request to have a credit note. This without prejudice to your legal rights.
- Due to hygiene reasons, foundations, concealers, nail products, lip glosses, lip primers, mascara, mascara bases, liquid liners
- Products on special offer
- Seasonal Products
- Gift sets
12. Pricing PolicyAll prices displayed on the website are indicated in Euro and are inclusive of applicable Malta VAT rates of 18%. Delivery charges (where applicable) are not included in the indicated price but will be added to the total amount once you have selected a delivery option. Prices for our products are subject to change without notice. Although we try to ensure all our pricing displayed on the Site are accurate, errors may sometimes occur. If we discover an error in the price of an item you have ordered, we will contact you as soon as possible. You will have the option to reconfirm your order at the correct price, failing which it willbe cancelled. Essence of Beauty endeavours to ensure that all goods offered on the Site are available at the same price as in our outlets. However, from time to time we may offer additional discounts for purchases online that do not apply in the Salon or vice versa. Additionally, items offered as sets on the Site may not be offered as part of a set within the Salon and individual prices may apply. The Salon may also run additional discount promotions for purchases made by any of our accepted payment methods, including during the Christmas and Sale periods. Please be advised that this may not apply to purchases made through the Site or over the telephone.
13. Limited License to use WebsiteUnless otherwise stated, Essence of Beauty and/or its licensors own the intellectual property rights in the website and material on the website including all text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, data compilations and software used in connection with the Site. The trademarks, logos and service marks displayed on the Site are the registered and unregistered marks of Essence of Beauty. All other trademarks not owned by Essence of Beauty that appear on the Site are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by us. Subject to the license below, all these intellectual property rights are reserved. We grant you a limited, revocable and non-exclusive license to access and make personal use of the Site. This limited license does not include the right to:
- Republish material from this website (including republication on another website);
- Sell, rent or sub-license material from the website;
- Show any material from the website in public;
- Reproduce, duplicate, copy or otherwise exploit material on this website for a commercial purpose;
- Edit or otherwise modify any material on the website; or
- Redistribute material from this website.
14. Acceptable use of this websiteYou may not use the Site or its contents: For commercial purposes;
- For resale purposes including the systematic extraction and/or re-utilisation of any part of the contents of the Site (e.g., item listings, descriptions, prices);
- To download (other than page caching) or modify the Site, or any portion of it;
- To interfere with or disrupt any network or website connected to the Site or gain unauthorised access to other computer systems;
- To interfere with the enjoyment or use of the Site by any other person;
- In any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the website;
- For any purpose which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent, or harmful or in any similar purpose or activity.
- Data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools;
- Framing techniques to enclose the trade marks, logos and other proprietary images, text layouts and formats which we use on the Site;
- Meta tags or any other “hidden text” which uses our name or trademarks.
- Using the Site does not give you permission to link to it or to use any of -the trade marks, designs, get-up and/or logos contained within it.
- You must not transmit through or to the Site any defamatory, threatening, obscene, distressing, harmful or pornographic material or material
- which may infringe upon the rights of others (including intellectual property rights, rights of confidentiality or rights of privacy) or which does not comply with all relevant laws.
- You must not conduct any data collection activities on or in relation to this website without Essence of Beauty written consent.
- You must not use this website to transmit or send unsolicited commercial communications.
15. Third Party LinksThis website may include links to third party web sites (“Third Party Site(s)”) from time to time. You acknowledge and agree that we will not be responsible for the availability of such Third-Party Sites and will not be responsible or liable for any content or services available from such Third-Party Sites. You should check the privacy statements and Terms and Conditions of use of Third-Party Sites accessible from this website.
16. No WarrantiesWe do not represent or warrant that the material contained in the website, any of the functions of the website and the server will operate without interruption or delay or will be error-free, free from defects, viruses or bugs or compatible with any other software or material. The website is provided “as is”. Accessing the website is entirely at your own risk. Nothing on this website constitutes, or is meant to constitute, advice of any kind.
17. Limitations of Liability
- We do not accept liability for any direct, indirect, special or consequential loss or for any business losses, loss of revenue, income, profits or anticipated savings, loss of contacts or business relationships, loss of reputation or goodwill, or loss or corruption of information or data.
- These limitations apply even if Essence of Beauty has been expressly advised of the potential loss.
- Nothing in this website disclaimer will exclude or limit any warranty implied by law that it would be unlawful to exclude or limit.
- By using this website, you agree that the exclusions and limitations of liability set out in this website disclaimer are reasonable. If you do not think they are reasonable, you must not use this website.
18. IndemnityYou hereby indemnify Essence of Beauty and undertake to keep Essence of Beauty indemnified against any losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including without limitation to legal expenses and any amounts paid by Essence of Beauty to a third party in settlement of a claim or dispute on the advice of Essence of Beauty’s’ legal advisers) incurred or suffered by Essence of Beauty arising out of any breach by you of any provision of these Terms and Conditions, or arising out of any claim that you have breached any provision of these Terms and Conditions.
- We have the right to amend, change and revise the Essence of Beauty website and correct or update information (including goods information) without notice.
- We reserve the right to vary these terms and conditions from time to time where we consider it reasonable and necessary to do so. Our new terms will be displayed on the site and by continuing to use and access the site following such changes, you agree to be bound by any variation made by us.
- It is your responsibility to check these terms and conditions from time to time to verify such variations.
- If a provision of these Terms and Conditions is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other provisions will continue in effect. If any unlawful and/or unenforceable provision would be lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted and the rest of the provision will continue in effect.
- Failure by us to enforce a right does not result in a waiver of such right.
- Essence of Beauty may transfer, subcontract, assign or otherwise deal with Essence of Beauty rights and/or obligations under these Terms and Conditions without notifying you or obtaining your consent.
- You may not transfer, sub-contract, assign or otherwise deal your rights and/ or obligations under these Terms and Conditions.
- These Terms and Conditions will be governed by and construed in accordance with the Laws of Malta.
- Any disputes relating to these Terms and Conditions shall be determined and finally settled through Arbitration. The parties agree that, in such case, any disputes shall be referred to the Malta Centre for Arbitration located in Valletta, Malta, and each dispute shall be determined in accordance with Maltese law and regulated by the procedure and Rules of Arbitration which govern arbitrations in Malta. Disputes will be settled by one arbitrator appointed in accordance with those Rules, unless the parties agree otherwise. The arbitration shall be conducted in the Maltese language. The seat of arbitration shall be Malta unless the parties otherwise agree. The decision given by the arbitral tribunal shall be final and no appeal shall lie from such a decision.