This Refund Policy (“Refund Policy") applies to all purchases made throughout our Site.
We offer refunds, repairs and replacements in accordance with the Australian Consumer Law and on the terms set out in this Refund Policy ("Policy"). If you have received a faulty item, please get in touch with our support team via the “Contact Us” page.
Any benefits set out in this Policy may apply in addition to consumer's rights under the Australian Consumer Law. Before making a purchase, please read this Policy so that you can understand your rights and what you can expect from us if you are not satisfied with your order.
CHANGE OF MIND
In addition to the rights provided by the Australian Consumer Law, Astro Globes will happily refund or exchange a product from our Site within 30 days of the purchase if you happen to change your mind. If 30 days have gone by since your purchase, we unfortunately cannot offer you a refund or exchange for a change of mind return. Our change of mind policy is discretionary and in certain circumstances, we may deny a change of mind return.
To be eligible for a return, you must return your item(s) to us to the delivery address which we provide when organising your return. The item(s) must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging. To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase. Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund. If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment.
If the item was marked as a gift when purchased and shipped directly to you, you’ll receive a gift credit for the value of your return. Once the returned item is received, a gift certificate will be mailed to you. If the item was not marked as a gift when purchased, or the gift giver had the order shipped to themselves to give to you later, we will send a refund to the gift giver and he/she will find out about your return.
You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund. Depending on where you live, the time it may take for your exchanged product to reach you may vary. You should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. We do not guarantee that we will receive your returned item and will not be responsible for items lost or damaged in transit.
AUSTRALIAN CONSUMER LAW
Under the Australian Consumer Law:
- Our goods and services come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. For major failures with the service, you are entitled:
- to cancel your service contract with us; and
- to a refund for the unused portion, or to compensation for its reduced value.
- You are also entitled to choose a refund or replacement for major failures with goods. If a failure with the goods or a service does not amount to a major failure, you are entitled to have the failure rectified in a reasonable time. If this is not done you are entitled to a refund for the goods and to cancel the contract for the service and obtain a refund of any unused portion. You are also entitled to be compensated for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage from a failure in the goods or service.
We offer refunds, repairs, and replacements in accordance with the Australian Consumer Law.
The Australian Consumer Law provides a set of Consumer Guarantees which protect consumers when they buy products and services.
If the Australian Consumer Law applies, then we cannot avoid the Consumer Guarantees which it provides. If there is an inconsistency between this Policy and the Australian Consumer Law, the Australian Consumer Law will prevail.
Further information about the Australian Consumer Law and these Consumer Guarantees is available from the website of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
If a product or service which you purchased from us has a major failure (as defined in the Australian Consumer Law) then you may be entitled to a replacement or refund. You may also be entitled to compensation for any reasonably foreseeable loss or damage resulting from that major failure.
If a product or service which you purchased from us has a failure which does not amount to a major failure (as defined in the Australian Consumer Law ) then you may still be entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced.
PRODUCTS DAMAGED DURING DELIVERY
In the unlikely event that the product you ordered has been damaged during delivery:
- Please contact us as soon as possible.
- Any damaged product must be returned in the condition in which it was received, together with any packaging and other items which you received with the damaged product.
We will arrange to repair or collect the damaged product and replace it with an equivalent product, or to refund it, provided that you have contacted us within a reasonable time (generally a week) from the date of receipt of the product.
Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Policy, we may refuse to provide a repair, replacement or refund for a product or service purchased by you if:
- You misused the said product in a way which caused the problem.
- You knew or were made aware of the problem(s) with the product or service before you purchased it.
- You asked for a service to be done in a certain manner, or you asked for alterations to a product, against our advice, or you were unclear about what you wanted.
- Any other exceptions apply under the Australian Consumer Law.
SHIPPING COSTS FOR RETURNS
In the event that a product you have purchased fails to meet one or more Consumer Guarantees under the Australian Consumer Law , we shall bear any cost of shipping the said product (the "Returned Product") back to us, as well as any cost of shipping any replacement product to you.
If the Returned Product can easily be shipped or returned, then you are responsible for organising for the Returned Product to be returned to us. If the Returned Product is eligible for a repair, replacement or refund under the terms of this Policy (including under the Australian Consumer Law ) then we will reimburse you for the reasonable postage, shipping or transportation costs for the Returned Product.
If the Returned Product is too large, too heavy, or otherwise too difficult to be removed and returned by you, and is believed to be eligible for a repair, replacement or refund under the terms of this Policy (including under the Australian Consumer Law ), then we will organise for the postage, shipping, transportation or collection of the Returned Product, at our cost.
In the event that we organise and pay for the inspection, postage, shipping, transportation or collection of a Returned Product, and it turns out not to be eligible for a repair, replacement or refund under the terms of this Policy (including under the Australian Consumer Law ), then you will be required to pay the costs of any inspection, postage, shipping, transportation or collection of the returned Product.
We aim to process any requests for repairs, replacements or refunds within 1 – 2 business days of receipt.
HOW TO RETURN PRODUCTS
You can contact us at the end of this Policy to discuss a return using the information.
Unless otherwise defined in our sole discretion, we shall pay all refunds in the same form as the original purchase or to the same account or credit card used to make the original purchase. To be eligible for a refund, repair or replacement, you must provide proof of purchase. You may be required to provide a government issued identification to qualify for a refund, repair or replacement.
If you wish to speak to us about this Policy or about any refund, repairs or replacements, please contact us via the “Contact Us” page on our Site.