Terms and Conditions

The following terms and conditions apply to all orders for the purchase of goods from the Galapagos Conservation Trust online shop. Please retain a copy of these terms and conditions for your future reference.

Our Contract

If you place an order online to purchase a product from Galapagos Conservation Trust you will be sent an e-mail confirming receipt of your order and containing the details of your order. Your order represents an offer to us to purchase a product which is accepted by us when we deliver the product to you. Any products on the same order which we have not delivered to you do not form part of that contract. You warrant that you are legally capable of entering into binding contracts and that you are at least 18 years old.

Description of the Goods

We will take all reasonable care to ensure that all details, descriptions and prices of products appearing on the website are correct at the time when the relevant information was entered onto the system. We reserve the right to refuse orders where product information has been mis-published, including prices and promotions.

Availability

The supply of goods from this website is subject to availability and it is not always possible for us to inform you at the time you place your order whether the goods you want are still available for purchase. In the case of this happening we will contact you by email to offer a carefully selected alternative or a refund.

Postage and Packaging

Galapagos Conservation Trust tailors Postage and Packaging costs for each item taking into account the weight and size of the item to be posted. We aim to deliver orders as soon as possible, but please allow up to 28 working days for the delivery of your order. Digital adoptions will be sent by email within 5 working days of the order.

Cancellation and Returns

We offer a 21-day returns policy (or 31 days for overseas returns), which begins from the date you received the goods. If you contact us outside of the 21-day period we will not refund the order (unless defective/damaged). All unwanted goods should be returned in a re-saleable condition. This does not affect your statutory rights. For more information on your statutory rights please click here. When you send your item back to us we will process the returned item and offer you the choice of a replacement or a refund. If you request a refund we will refund the full price of the goods, including any mandatory delivery charges incurred. Please be aware that any voluntary delivery contribution that is made is a charitable donation and will not constitute a delivery cost capable of being refunded. You will receive notification via e-mail of your refund. You can expect a refund in the same form of payment originally used for purchase. If you wish to contact us about returns or to make a complaint, you may contact us by writing to us at Galapagos Conservation Trust, Charles Darwin Suite, 28 Portland Place, London W1B 1LY, United Kingdom, or e-mailing us at gct@gct.org.

Customs Fees & Charges for Overseas Delivery

Orders that are shipped overseas may be subject to custom duties, and these are not included in the purchase price. As the buyer, you’re responsible for these charges – unfortunately we have no control over them and cannot predict what they may be. Customs policies vary widely from country to country. If you’d like any further information, you should contact your local customs office.

Security

When submitting your order you are agreeing to the purchase of goods and to allowing the Galapagos Conservation Trust to use your personal data for the purpose of supplying the goods. Please refer to our Privacy Policy for more information.

Alteration of Service or Amendments to the Conditions

We reserve the right to make changes to our website, policies, and these Terms and Conditions of Purchase at any time. You will be subject to the policies and Terms and Conditions of Purchase in force at the time that you use the website or that you order goods from us, unless any change to those policies or these conditions is required to be made by law or government authority (in which case it will apply to orders previously placed by you). If any of these conditions are deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that condition will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining condition.

Events Beyond our Reasonable Control

We will not be held responsible for any delay or failure to comply with our obligations under these conditions if the delay or failure arises from any cause which is beyond our reasonable control. This condition does not affect your statutory rights.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These conditions are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the England and Wales. You agree, as we do, to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.