Terms & Conditions
Acceptance of termsThese terms and conditions govern all supply of goods and services ("products") by HOT Candles NZ ("HOT Candles NZ", "we, "us") to you, the purchaser of goods and services from us, including your use of the website at hotcandles.nz ("the website"). They are effective from July 2022 and will replace all earlier HOT Candles NZ terms of trade and any conditions contained in any document used by you and purporting to have contractual effect.
We reserve the right to change these terms of trade by notice to you. Notice may be given by posting the revised terms and conditions on our website.
To make a purchase from our online shop you must be 18 years of age or over.
Purchases from our online shop may only be made by persons who are acquiring goods or services for their own use or consumption, and you must not acquire goods from us via the website for resupply (whether in trade or otherwise).
If you are purchasing on behalf of another entity such as a company you warrant you have the authorisation to agree to these terms and conditions on behalf of the entity.
Candle Usage and SafetyBy ordering a HOT Candle you are agreeing that you have read these terms and conditions, part of that being that you have read the following care and safety guide: "Candle Care Guide", and therefore agree that HOT Candles will not accept any responsibility for neglectful or careless use of any HOT Candle product, and you as the customer accept all potential risks and damages are the result of your own actions, and HOT candles will not be deemed at fault under any circumstances.
Availability and supplyAll orders are subject to the availability of those products or services. If for any reason you purchase a Product which is no longer available, I will endeavour to notify the non-availability via email, and offer to make a similar one, send a replacement, or offer a refund.
Delivery and delivery chargesPrices for goods and services stated on our website are exclusive of any applicable delivery charges.
I only deliver to New Zealand street addresses. The cost of delivery is as stated on the website and a total delivery cost will be provided in the order summary when in your online shopping basket.
I will use all reasonable endeavours to ensure that orders for tangible goods will be dispatched promptly after an order has been placed.
PricingHOT Candles is non-GST registered. All prices are in New Zealand Dollars and are exclusive of any Goods and Services Tax ("GST") unless stated to be otherwise and are exclusive of delivery charges. All prices are correct when published. I reserve the right to alter prices at any time.
An invoice will be emailed to you at the email address you supply when you place your order. You are responsible for ensuring that your contact details are correct.
Payment processPlease pay via direct NZ Bank Transfer. Payments must be made and cleared within 3 working days of your order. If your payment is not showing after 3 working days your order will be cancelled and the product you ordered will be re-listed.
Credit Card SecurityCurrently NZ Bank Transfer is the only method of payment. If changed in the future, all credit card payments will be processed via PayPal's secure payments system to ensure high levels of payment security and are subject to PayPal's terms and conditions.
Click here for PayPal's terms.
Shipping and deliveryShipping is set by the Courier company, for all areas of NZ only. All deliveries include tracking and should be expected to arrive within 1 week, unless it is beyond my control (Covid isolation/ delivery issues with Courier companies, etc). If your candle needs to be made (some candles are made after the order) please allow an extra 3 days.
ReturnsIt is agreed that when you purchase from HOT Candles you understand each item has been hand made, and therefore slight flaws are to be expected. HOT Candles will never send out a poor quality product. If you experience severe breakages through the post (broken in half as an example) please let me know, I may be able to melt down and re-mold your item, if you are happy to post back to me at your expense.
If you change your mind about a product once received you will not be allowed to return it for replacement or refund, therefore please choose carefully. Please check the dimensions on the product listing before purchasing so you can accurately gauge the size of the product you're ordering.
Email correspondanceYou accept that HOT Candles may need to email you about your purchase, and accept that by purchasing a HOT Candle you will automatically be added to the email newsletter. You are free to unsubscribe at any time. At times HOT Candles may contact you via text message if it is felt that an email has gone amiss.
Liability LimitationWhere you acquire or hold yourself out as acquiring goods or services from us for the purposes of a business, the provisions of the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 will not apply. The conditions, warranties and guarantees set out in the Sale of Goods Act 1908 or otherwise implied by statute or common law will not apply and are excluded from these terms of trade.
We will always endeavour to have complete and accurate information on our website but to the greatest extent permissible by law we assume no responsibility for the completeness and current accuracy of the information provided on our website.
To the greatest extent permissible by law, we exclude all liability we may have to you for any claim except where we have acted in bad faith. This exclusion also applies for the benefit of every officer, employee, contractor, agent of us and anyone else we use to perform our duties or provide services under any agreement you have with us. None of the persons specified above is liable or has to pay you for anything else in connection with or resulting from anything any of us does or does not do, or delays in doing, whether or not it is contemplated or authorised by any agreement you have with us. This exclusion applies whatever you are claiming for and in whatever way liability might arise. This exclusion does not limit any inalienable rights you may have under the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993.
Our maximum liability to you (if any) shall be limited to the value of any faulty products or services supplied by us and we, our employees, contractors and agents, will not be liable to you for loss or damage of any kind however that loss or damage is caused or arises.
Applicable law and jurisdictionUnless we otherwise agree in writing, this agreement contains all the terms of our relationship and continues to apply no matter where you are located at the time any goods or services are provided to you by us and irrespective of the location where you reside.
Use of our website, supply of products or services by us to you and any other matter arising from these Terms and Conditions are subject to the laws of New Zealand. The Courts of New Zealand shall have non-exclusive jurisdiction over all claims or disputes arising in relation to, out of or in connection with these terms of trade, or with the use of website or supply of any services.
Where you or any other person who you act for, or who you permit to act for you supplies incorrect information for the purchase of a product or service and we incur cost in any matter concerning that name then we may recover the costs incurred by us from you (including legal costs on a solicitor-client basis).
You agree to use our website, products and services in accordance with the applicable laws of the country or countries where your business or organisation is based.
Opting out of receiving the above mentioned messages will not prevent the sending of messages that specifically relate to your order(s).
We may use personal information that we collect about you to provide products and services to you and to administer orders and payments relating to your purchases from us.
You will need to permit us to place data files ("cookies") on your computer to enable you to use some features of some of our websites. Where you choose not to enable cookies from our Website, some functionality of those Website may not be available to you.
We may disclose your personal information as required by law.
Where you have provided information to us on a confidential basis, we will hold that information in confidence, except as required by law. We cannot guarantee that our website is secure, and we cannot be held responsible for a breach of our website security that is beyond our control.
You can request details of your personal information that we hold, and ask us to correct it, at any time.
General ConditionsWe reserve the right to change these terms and conditions from time to time by notice, which may be in the form of a notice posted on our website at hotcandles.nz
If we fail to enforce any terms or to exercise our rights under these terms and conditions at any time, we have not waived those rights.
If any provision of these terms and conditions is held to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect and the parties shall adjust their respective rights and obligations in accordance with the spirit and intent of the parties as shown by these terms and conditions.
Unless any provision in this agreement expressly provides otherwise, these terms and conditions are not intended to confer a benefit on any person or class of person who is not a party to it.
We may deliver notices to you by sending them to an email address that you have notified to us.