1. About the Website
1.1. Welcome to www.essentialcollective.co (the 'Website'). The Website provides Wellness Products and Online Programs (the 'Services').
1.2. The Website is operated by Essential Collective Co (ABN 87 198 845 172). Access to and use of the Website, or any of its associated Products or Services, is provided by Essential Collective Co. Please read these terms and conditions (the 'Terms') carefully. By using, browsing and/or reading the Website, this signifies that you have read, understood and agree to be bound by the Terms. If you do not agree with the Terms, you must cease usage of the Website, or any of Services, immediately.
1.3. Essential Collective Co reserves the right to review and change any of the Terms by updating this page at its sole discretion. When Essential Collective Co updates the Terms, it will use reasonable endeavours to provide you with notice of updates to the Terms. Any changes to the Terms take immediate effect from the date of their publication. Before you continue, we recommend you keep a copy of the Terms for your records.
2. Acceptance of the Terms
You accept the Terms by remaining on the Website. You may also accept the Terms by clicking to accept or agree to the Terms where this option is made available to you by Essential Collective Co in the user interface.
3. Registration to use the Services
3.1. In order to access the Services, you must first register for an account through the Website (the 'Account').
3.2. As part of the registration process, or as part of your continued use of the Services, you may be required to provide personal information about yourself (such as identification or contact details), including:
(a) your full name
(b) an email address
(c) a mailing address
(d) a password
3.3. You warrant that any information you give to Essential Collective Co in the course of completing the registration process will always be accurate, correct and up to date.
3.4. Once you have completed the registration process, you will be a registered member of the Website ('Member') and agree to be bound by the Terms.
3.5. You may not use the Services and may not accept the Terms if:
(a) you are not of legal age to form a binding contract with Essential Collective Co; or
(b) you are a person barred from receiving the Services under the laws of Australia or other countries including the country in which you are resident or from which you use the Services; or
(c) you are a competitor. You are prohibited from registering as a Member of this Website, including using the information contained within, in any way that competes with our business. If you breach this term, we will hold you responsible for any loss that we may sustain, and hold you accountable for any profits that you may make from non-permitted use. We reserve the right to exclude any person from using the Website at our sole discretion.
4. Your obligations as a Member
4.1. As a Member, you agree to comply with the following:
(a) you will use the Services only for purposes that are permitted by:
(i) the Terms; and
(ii) any applicable law, regulation or generally accepted practices or guidelines in the relevant jurisdictions;
(b) you have the sole responsibility for protecting the confidentiality of your password and/or email address. Use of your password by any other person may result in the immediate cancellation of the Services;
(c) any use of your registration information by any other person, or third parties, is strictly prohibited. You agree to immediately notify Essential Collective Co of any unauthorised use of your password or email address or any breach of security of which you have become aware;
(d) access and use of the Website is limited, non-transferable and allows for the sole use of the Website by you for the purposes of Essential Collective Co providing the Services;
(e) you will not use the Services or the Website in connection with any commercial endeavours except those that are specifically endorsed or approved by the management of Essential Collective Co;
(f) you will not use the Services or Website for any illegal and/or unauthorised use which includes collecting email addresses of Members by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email or unauthorised framing of or linking to the Website;
(g) you agree that commercial advertisements, affiliate links, and other forms of solicitation may be removed from the Website without notice and may result in termination of the Services. Appropriate legal action will be taken by Essential Collective Co for any illegal or unauthorised use of the Website; and
(h) you acknowledge and agree that any automated use of the Website or its Services is prohibited.
5.1. Where the option is given to you, you may make payment for the Services (the 'Services Fee') by way of:
(a) Credit Card Payment ('Credit Card')
5.2. All payments made in the course of your use of the Services are made using the Stripe Payment Processor ('Stripe') encrypted via the secure checkout. In using the Website, the Services or when making any payment in relation to your use of the Services, you warrant that you have read, understood and agree to be bound by the Stripe terms and conditions which are available on their website.
5.3. You acknowledge and agree that where a request for the payment of the Services Fee is returned or denied, for whatever reason, by your financial institution or is unpaid by you for any other reason, then you are liable for any costs, including banking fees and charges, associated with the Services Fee.
6. Refund Policy
6.1. eBooks and instantly downloadable Products and Services on this Website are non-refundable.
6.2. There are strictly no returns or exchanges for essential oils purchased retail on this website. There also are no returns or exchanges for the ultrasonic diffusers sold on this website unless they are faulty. Diffusers are covered by a 12 month warranty so please keep a record of your purchase.
Wholesale enrolment orders for doTERRA essential oils (including kits) are processed directly with doTERRA (via our link) and are covered by doTERRA’s returns policy.
7. Copyright and Intellectual Property
7.1. The Website, the Services and all of the related products of Essential Collective Co are subject to copyright. The material on the Website is protected by copyright under the laws of Australia and through international treaties. Unless otherwise indicated, all rights (including copyright) in the Services and compilation of the Website (including but not limited to text, graphics, logos, button icons, video images, audio clips, Website, code, scripts, design elements and interactive features) or the Services are owned or controlled for these purposes, and are reserved by Essential Collective Co or its contributors.
7.2. All trademarks, service marks and trade names are owned, registered and/or licensed by Essential Collective Co, who grants to you a worldwide, nonexclusive, royalty-free, revocable license whilst you are a Member to:
(a) use the Website pursuant to the Terms;
(b) copy and store the Website and the material contained in the Website in your device's cache memory; and
(c) print pages from the Website for your own personal and non-commercial use.
Essential Collective Co does not grant you any other rights whatsoever in relation to the Website or the Services. All other rights are expressly reserved by Essential Collective Co.
7.3. Essential Collective Co retains all rights, title and interest in and to the Website and all related Services. Nothing you do on or in relation to the Website will transfer any:
(a) business name, trading name, domain name, trade mark, industrial design, patent, registered design or copyright, or
(b) a right to use or exploit a business name, trading name, domain name, trade mark or industrial design, or
(c) a thing, system or process that is the subject of a patent, registered design or copyright (or an adaptation or modification of such a thing, system or process), to you.
7.4. You may not, without the prior written permission of Essential Collective Co and the permission of any other relevant rights owners: broadcast, republish, up-load to a third party, transmit, post, distribute, show or play in public, adapt or change in any way the Services or third party Services for any purpose, unless otherwise provided by these Terms. This prohibition does not extend to materials on the Website which are freely available for re-use or are in the public domain.
9. General Disclaimer
9.1. Nothing in the Terms limits or excludes any guarantees, warranties, representations or conditions implied or imposed by law, including the Australian Consumer Law (or any liability under them) which by law may not be limited or excluded.
9.2. Subject to this clause, and to the extent permitted by law:
(a) all terms, guarantees, warranties, representations or conditions which are not expressly stated in the Terms are excluded; and
(b) Essential Collective Co will not be liable for any special, indirect or consequential loss or damage (unless such loss or damage is reasonably foreseeable resulting from our failure to meet an applicable Consumer Guarantee), loss of profit or opportunity, or damage to goodwill arising out of or in connection with the Services or these Terms (including as a result of not being able to use the Services or the late supply of the Services), whether at common law, under contract, tort (including negligence), in equity, pursuant to statute or otherwise.
9.3. Use of the Website and the Services is at your own risk. Everything on the Website and the Services is provided to you "as is" and "as available" without warranty or condition of any kind. None of the affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, contributors and licensors of Essential Collective Co make any express or implied representation or warranty about the Services or any products or Services (including the products or Services of Essential Collective Co) referred to on the Website. This includes (but is not restricted to) loss or damage you might suffer as a result of any of the following:
(a) failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, failure to correct defects, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus or other harmful component, loss of data, communication line failure, unlawful third party conduct, or theft, destruction, alteration or unauthorised access to records;
(b) the accuracy, suitability or currency of any information on the Website, the Services, or any of its Services related products (including third party material and advertisements on the Website);
(c) costs incurred as a result of you using the Website, the Services or any of the products of Essential Collective Co; and
(d) the Services or operation in respect to links which are provided for your convenience.
9.4 Sam Cannell (Director of Essential Collective Co) is a Certified Holistic Health & Wellness Coach. Qualified with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York, NY, USA. Sam Cannell is not a medical doctor, dietician, nor nutritionist. Sam Cannell does not hold a degree in medicine, dietetics, or nutrition. Sam Cannell makes no claims to any specialised medical training, nor does she or Essential Collective Co dispense medical advice or prescriptions. The content on this Website is not intended to diagnose or treat any diseases. It is intended to be provided for informational, educational, and self-empowerment purposes only. Please consult with your doctor or wellness team if you have any questions regarding the information on this Website, and then make your own well-informed decisions based upon what is best for your unique genetics, culture, conditions, and stage of life.
10. Limitation of liability
10.1. The Essential Collective Co's total liability arising out of or in connection with the Services or these Terms, however arising, including under contract, tort (including negligence), in equity, under statute or otherwise, will not exceed the resupply of the Services to you.
10.2. You expressly understand and agree that Essential Collective Co, its affiliates, employees, agents, contributors and licensors shall not be liable to you for any direct, indirect, incidental, special consequential or exemplary damages which may be incurred by you, however caused and under any theory of liability.
This shall include, but is not limited to, any loss of profit (whether incurred directly or indirectly), any loss of goodwill or business reputation and any other intangible loss.
11. Termination of Contract
11.1. The Terms will continue to apply until terminated by either you or by Essential Collective Co as set out below.
11.2. If you want to terminate the Terms, you may do so by:
(a) providing Essential Collective Co with the notice of your intention to terminate in accordance with the Service Refund Policy; and
(b) closing your accounts for all of the services which you use, where Essential Collective Co has made this option available to you. Your notice should be sent, in writing, to Essential Collective Co via the 'Contact' link on our homepage.
11.3. Essential Collective Co may at any time, terminate the Terms with you if:
(a) you have breached any provision of the Terms or intend to breach any provision;
(b) Essential Collective Co is required to do so by law;
(c) the provision of the Services to you by Essential Collective Co is, in the opinion of Essential Collective Co, no longer commercially viable.
11.4. Subject to local applicable laws, Essential Collective Co reserves the right to discontinue or cancel your membership at any time and may suspend or deny, in its sole discretion, your access to all or any portion of the Website or the Services without notice if you breach any provision of the Terms or any applicable law or if your conduct impacts Essential Collective Co's name or reputation or violates the rights of those of another party.
12.1. You agree to indemnify Essential Collective Co, its affiliates, employees, agents, contributors, third party content providers and licensors from and against:
(a) all actions, suits, claims, demands, liabilities, costs, expenses, loss and damage (including legal fees on a full indemnity basis) incurred, suffered or arising out of or in connection with Your Content;
(b) any direct or indirect consequences of you accessing, using or transacting on the Website or attempts to do so; and/or
(c) any breach of the Terms.
13. Dispute Resolution
If a dispute arises out of or relates to the Terms, either party may not commence any Tribunal or Court proceedings in relation to the dispute, unless the following clauses have been complied with (except where urgent interlocutory relief is sort).
A party to the Terms claiming a dispute ('Dispute') has arisen under the Terms, must give written notice to the other party detailing the nature of the dispute, the desired outcome and the action required to settle the Dispute.
On receipt of that notice ('Notice') by that other party, the parties to the Terms ('Parties') must:
(a) Within 14 days of the Notice endeavour in good faith to resolve the Dispute expeditiously by negotiation or such other means upon which they may mutually agree;
(b) If for any reason whatsoever, 14 days after the date of the Notice, the Dispute has not been resolved, the Parties must either agree upon selection of a mediator or request that an appropriate mediator be appointed by the President of the Australian Mediation Association or his or her nominee;
(c) The Parties are equally liable for the fees and reasonable expenses of a mediator and the cost of the venue of the mediation and without limiting the foregoing undertake to pay any amounts requested by the mediator as a pre-condition to the mediation commencing. The Parties must each pay their own costs associated with the mediation;
(d) The mediation will be held in South Australia, Australia.
All communications concerning negotiations made by the Parties arising out of and in connection with this dispute resolution clause are confidential and to the extent possible, must be treated as "without prejudice" negotiations for the purpose of applicable laws of evidence.
13.5. Termination of Mediation:
If 1 month have elapsed after the start of a mediation of the Dispute and the Dispute has not been resolved, either Party may ask the mediator to terminate the mediation and the mediator must do so.
14. Venue and Jurisdiction
The Services and Website may be accessed throughout Australia and overseas. We make no representation that the Website complies with the laws (including intellectual property laws) of any country outside Australia. If you access the Website from outside Australia, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for complying with the laws in the place where you access the Website.In the event of any dispute arising out of or in relation to the Website, you agree that the exclusive venue for resolving any dispute shall be in the courts of South Australia, Australia.
15. Governing Law
The Terms are governed by the laws of South Australia, Australia. Any dispute, controversy, proceeding or claim of whatever nature arising out of or in any way relating to the Terms and the rights created hereby shall be governed, interpreted and construed by, under and pursuant to the laws of South Australia, Australia, without reference to conflict of law principles, notwithstanding mandatory rules. The validity of this governing law clause is not contested. The Terms shall be binding to the benefit of the parties hereto and their successors and assigns.
16. Independent Legal Advice
Both parties confirm and declare that the provisions of the Terms are fair and reasonable and both parties having taken the opportunity to obtain independent legal advice and declare the Terms are not against public policy on the grounds of inequality or bargaining power or general grounds of restraint of trade.
If any part of these Terms is found to be void or unenforceable by a Court of competent jurisdiction, that part shall be severed and the rest of the Terms shall remain in force.
Essential Collective Co is a business registered in Australia with the ABN: 87 198 845 172.
If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should first contact us at hello [at] essentialcollective [dot] co.
Collection of Information
In order to use the Essential Collective Co website, we may require information from you in order to provide the best service possible.
All correspondence may also be collected and stored, particularly in regard to sales, support and accounts, including Email.
Any information collected by Essential Collective Co is collected via correspondence from you or your company. This may be via the telephone, Email, mail, fax or directly through our website.
Use of Collection Information
Any details collected from Essential Collective Co customers is required in order to provide you with our products and/or services, and a high level of customer service.
Correspondence is recorded in order to provide service references, and to assist in our staff development.
Storage of Collected Information
The security of your personal information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card numbers) on our website, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). When Credit Card details are collected, we simply pass them on in order to be processed as required. We never permanently store complete Credit Card details.
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it.
If you have any questions about security on our Website, you can email us at hello [at] essentialcollective [dot] co.
Access to Collected Information
If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may correct, update, delete or deactivate it by emailing us at hello [at] essentialcollective [dot] co.
If you purchase a product or service from us, we may request certain personally identifiable information from you. You may be required to provide contact information (such as name, Email, and postal address) and financial information (such as credit card number, expiration date).
We use this information for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an order, we will use this information to contact you.
Essential Collective Co uses personally identifiable information for essential communications, such as Emails, accounts information, and critical service details. We may also use this information for other purposes, including some promotional Emails. If at any time a customer wishes not to receive such correspondence, they can request to be removed from any mailing lists by unsubscribing or emailing us at hello [at] essentialcollective [dot] co.
You will be notified when your personal information is collected by any third party that is not our agent/service provider, so you can make an informed choice as to whether or not to share your information with that party.