INTRODUCTION

 

Welcome to the ROOTS SEYCHELLES Website!  Roots Seychelles provides this Website as a service to its customers and followers. Please review the following basic rules that govern your use of our Website rootsseychelles.com (the "Agreement"). Please note that your use of our Website constitutes your agreement to follow and be bound by these terms. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not use this Website.  Roots Seychelles may revise this Agreement at any time.   You are encouraged to visit this page periodically to review the terms of your use.

 

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE.

 

 

 

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

Roots Seychelles is the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property in our Website including but not limited to all trademarks, trade dress, domain names, copyrights, patents, illustrations, photos, videos, music, maps, writings, images, ideas, text, product designs, calligraphy, printing results on our products and other information published on it (collectively the “materials”) unless otherwise stated.

The trademark and service mark Roots Seychelles, the rootsseychelles.com domain name and all other graphics, logos, page headers, button icons, scripts, and service names included in or made available through our Website are trademarks, copyrights, trade dress or otherwise the exclusive property of Roots Seychelles.

All illustrated maps are the exclusive property of Roots Seychelles.  No rights are granted for commercial or personal use of any kind of the illustrated maps in whole or in part unless permission is granted in writing.  All illustrations and hand lettering contained in the maps are the exclusive property of Roots Seychelles and may not be used in whole or in part for any commercial or personal use unless permission is granted in writing.

 

Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world.  All such rights are reserved.

 

The materials can be viewed for your enjoyment and so you may freely access the site for the sole purpose of viewing, interacting or listening to them or placing an order.  Any reproduction or copying whatsoever of  the materials, details, alterations and adaptations of works is strictly prohibited. You must not use any part of the materials on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a license to do so from us or our licensors. If you print off, copy or download any part of our site in breach of these terms of use, your right to use our site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

The use of similar works as to cause confusion with the Roots Seychelles brand is strictly prohibited.

 

TRADEMARKS

Roots Seychelles is a worldwide registered trademark.

The trademarks of third parties may be displayed on the site. Nothing contained on the site should be construed as granting, by implication or otherwise, any license or right to use any trademarks displayed on the site without the express written permission of the party that may own the trademarks displayed on the site.

The use of similar trademarks as to cause confusion with the Roots Seychelles brand is strictly prohibited.

 

COPYRIGHTS

Roots Seychelles holds the copyright to all of the material on this Website unless otherwise noted.  Roots Seychelles also holds the copyright to printing techniques, trade secrets and patents used on our products.  Any reproduction or copying of our printing techniques and patents for commercial use is strictly prohibited.

The use of similar works as to cause confusion with the Roots Seychelles brand is strictly prohibited.

DOMAIN NAMES

The domain names rootsseychelles.com, rootsseychellesinternational.com and seychellesmaps.com are the sole property of Roots Seychelles.  

The use of the domain names in whole or in part is strictly prohibited for commercial or private use.  The use of similar domain names as to cause confusion with the Roots Seychelles brand is strictly prohibited.

LICENSE

You acquire absolutely no rights or licenses in or to the Roots Seychelles website and materials contained within the Roots Seychelles website other than the limited right to utilize our services in accordance with the Terms of Use.  Should you choose to download content from the Roots Seychelles website, you must do so in accordance with the Terms of Use. Such download is licensed to you by Roots Seychelles for your own personal, noncommercial use in accordance with the Terms of Use and does not transfer any other rights to you.

 

SITE CONTENTS

We may make changes to our site.  We may update and change our site from time to time to reflect changes to our products, our customer’s needs and our business priorities. We may suspend or withdraw our site. Our site is made available free of charge. We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our site for business and operational reasons. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal but cannot guarantee it. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms of use and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.

 

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES & SERVICES

Roots Seychelles website may include links to other internet sites maintained by linked websites (“third parties”).  Roots Seychelles provides linked websites to you solely as a convenience, and the inclusion of linked websites does not imply endorsement by Roots Seychelles of the third party websites. You access linked websites at your own risk, and by accessing them you leave the Roots Seychelles Website. Linked websites are not under the control of Roots Seychelles, and Roots Seychelles is not responsible for the contents of any third party websites.

 

COMMENTS, FEEDBACK & OTHER SUBMISSIONS

Roots Seychelles welcomes your comments and feedback regarding our Website, our products and our services. We do not, however, accept confidential or proprietary information. Accordingly, all comments, feedback, ideas, suggestions, materials, information and other submissions disclosed, submitted or offered to Roots Seychelles using this Website including Live Chat or otherwise (collectively, “Comments”) are not confidential and will become and remain Roots Seychelles rights, titles and interests and goodwill in the Comments without payment of any compensation. Comments submitted by you must not violate any right of any third party, and must not contain any libelous, abusive, obscene or otherwise unlawful material.

As a Roots Seychelles account holder, you may submit content for print, including photography, artwork, text and the like. You are solely responsible for your own content and the consequences of submitting and printing your content. You affirm, represent and warrant that you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents and permissions to publish content you submit. Likewise, you license to Roots Seychelles all patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights in and to such content for reproduction, distribution and promotional purposes.

You will retain all of your ownership rights in your content. However, by submitting content to Roots Seychelles you hereby grant Roots Seychelles to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of and display the content in connection with our products, services and Website. Content may be used for but limited to the following: samples, Website imagery, promotional materials and displays in our online shop, retail stores and trade shows. You may expressly decline permission to use your content for such purposes by contacting us.

You may not send, email, live chat, leave comments to Roots Seychelles any photos, artwork or text that contain material that is unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, profane or offensive in the sole discretion of Roots Seychelles management. The content of the artwork, photos and text you submit is governed by applicable laws (including laws which prohibit copyright infringement, obscenity, pornography, child pornography, or child abuse). We and our affiliates reserve the right at all times to review artwork, photos and text, to disclose such content as necessary to satisfy any laws, regulations or government requests and to report any potential violations of law to law enforcement authorities, to refuse to post or transmit such content, to remove the content, and to refuse to perform any orders involving content that is objectionable in our sole judgment and discretion.

 

 

LINKING TO OUR SITE

You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it. You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.  You must not establish a link to our site in any website that is not owned by you. Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.  If you wish to link to or make any use of content on our site other than that set out above, please address your request to hello@rootsseychelles.com.

 

PRODUCT INFORMATION

All of our products are handmade unless otherwise specified.  Due to the handcrafted nature of our products, no two are alike and each item is unique.  There will be variations in the colors, design, fabric, paper and hand painting.  If this is of a concern to you, please notify us before the product is constructed, and we will make every attempt to keep the products as consistent as possible.

 

PRICING

The prices displayed on the Website are quoted in U.S. dollars, unless otherwise indicated. Acceptable forms of payment are Paypal and bank wire transfers both international and local. Paypal.com is subject to its own terms of use and must be agreed upon before making a transaction through Paypal.  Paypal terms of use can be found here

 

 

COLORS

 

We have made every effort to display as accurately as possible the colors of our products that appear at the website. However, as the actual colors you see will depend on your monitor, we cannot guarantee that your monitor's display of any color will be accurate or identical.

 

 

 

OUT OF STOCK ITEMS

 

While we do our best to keep all items on our website in stock, there may be instances when an item is unavailable. We create all items by hand and use the natural plants and the sun to create  many of our products.  Mother nature can be unpredictable so at times there may be a longer production time.  In this case, please feel free to email us about your interest in our products and we'll notify you by email the date the item is reasonably expected to be created. 

We are working and living on a small island and in some instances materials we need may not be available.  Often times it takes months for materials to arrive so be prepared for any delays.  We will promptly notify you of any delays and a refund will be granted if requested.

 

 

ETSY SHOP

 

Our Etsy online shop, RootsSeychelles, is also bound by these Terms of Use. Etsy.com is subject to its own terms of use and must be agreed upon before making a transaction through Etsy.  Etsy terms of use can be found here

Roots Seychelles reserves the right to deny any order for any reason.

 

 

MALICIOUS ACTIVITY

You may not upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software. Roots Seychelles will take action to the fullest extent of the law and will disclose such actions and content to the relevant government authorities to satisfy any law, regulation or government request.

You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorized access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.

 

NO WARRANTIES

We amend these terms from time to time. Every time you wish to use our site, please check these terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time. We may make changes to our site at any time. We may update and change our site from time to time to reflect changes to our products, our customer’s needs and our business priorities. We may suspend or withdraw our site. Our site is made available free of charge. We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our site for business and operational reasons. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal but cannot guarantee it.  You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms of use and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.

 

SECURITY

You must keep your account details safe.

If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party. We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use. If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify us at hello@rootsseychelles.com. We are not responsible for viruses and you must not introduce them We do not guarantee that our site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses. You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programs and platform to access our site. You should use your own virus protection software.

 

DENIAL OF ACCESS

Roots Seychelles may terminate its service to you through the Roots Seychelles website at any time, without notice, for any conduct in violation of this Terms of Use or any other policies or guidelines set forth on the Roots Seychelles website. Roots Seychelles reserves the right to take all appropriate measures to enforce Roots Seychelles’ policies.

 

ARTWORK AND PHOTO CREDITS

We would like to extend extreme gratitude to our clients for allowing us to use their artwork, photography, text and finished products as samples, website imagery, promotional materials and displays. Some of the works displayed on the Website were contributed by clients, customers, employees, friends and family, including but not limited to the following: Jayne Callaghan Photography, Frank Zimmerman, Philip Dorby, Verne Dorby, Lana, Philip Asba, Leona DaVinci, Vegan Goddess Laura Guzman, Ras Joachim Barrack, Damien Smith, Ryan Smith, and many others.

In addition, some of the photos and images on this Website are being used with legal permission, by way of the purchase of rights of use from Wix.com.  These images are for online viewing purposes only, and are not resold for private or commercial use.  Roots Seychelles does not endorse any content displayed in online images or samples or any opinion, recommendation or advice expressed therein, and Roots Seychelles expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with content. Roots Seychelles does not permit copyright infringement activities and infringement of intellectual property rights, and we will remove such content if properly notified of the infringement on another's intellectual property rights. Roots Seychelles reserves the right to remove or discontinue use of any content without prior notice.

 

 

APPLICABLE LAW

The law applicable to the interpretation and construction of these Terms of Use and any transaction (including purchases made on this Website) using or related to the Website, shall be the laws of Seychelles without regard to principles of conflict of laws. You agree that all matters relating to your access to or use of this Website, including all disputes, will be governed by the laws of Seychelles.   All proceedings relating to the Website, these Terms of Use, or any transaction, including the sale of any products, using this Website, shall be brought only in the Civil Court of Seychelles, and you and Roots Seychelles do consent to the jurisdiction and venue of such court.

 

WHO WE ARE

Rootsseychelles.com is a site operated by Roots Seychelles office at Mare Anglaise,  La Batie, Beau Vallon, Mahe, Seychelles.  Our phone number is 248 257 3477.  To contact us, please email hello@rootsseychelles.com.

 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

Roots Seychelles reserves the right to change these Terms of Use at any time without notice.

These terms of use were last updated January 2, 2020.

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