Payment is required at the time of ordering or booking. Payment types accepted are Visa, Mastercard, American Express, JCB, PayPal, Afterpay and Direct Credit.
If your nominated credit card is declined by your financial institution, we will not be able to guarantee the delivery of the Goods, and may contact you to make alternative payment and delivery arrangements.
Event bookings are not considered firm until payment has been made and receipted. Your booking may be taken by other customers if payment has not been receipted by us (this is especially the case with Direct Credit payments which may take several days to arrive in our account). You will receive confirmation by email of bookings once receipt of payment is confirmed. For payment by PayPal or Credit Card this will generally be instant. In the case of Direct Credit this may be 2 or 3 days after the booking is made or the order is placed.
Products will be dispatched once receipt of payment is confirmed.
Products will be dispatched only after payment is received.
Delivery will generally be by Australia Post (but we reserve the right to use alternative methods) to the shipping address specified in your order. The Customer is responsible for ensuring the shipping address is correctly specified. The Customer will be responsible for any charges or fees associated with re-delivery of items where the delivery address has been incorrectly specified.
An email will be sent to the email address provided at the time of ordering when your order is dispatched. Deliveries are made from Melbourne. Please allow 3-10 days for delivery. Delivery times may be longer at peak times such as Christmas and Easter. Please see our Shipping page for estimated delivery times to your location.
If Australia Post is unable to deliver your order securely they will return it to a nearby Post Office and advise you of this with a card in the letterbox which will detail the time-frame in which you must collect it. If an order has been returned to us because the Customer has failed to collect it from an Australia Post Post Office within the time-frame specified by Australia Post, the Customer will be responsible for additional shipping charges, at whatever the actual Australia Post rate is for that parcel to be sent again. In the event that the Customer requests a refund for the order rather than re-delivery we will refund the order value less the actual shipping cost incurred by us for the order (which may be different to the shipping cost charged on the order, if any) and less a $5 administrative fee.
A flat rate shipping charge of $12 per order Australia-wide (incl. GST) and free shipping for orders over $150 is offered in good faith. For some orders we offer Express Post shipping by Australia Post. We reserve the right to inform you of an alternative shipping cost before dispatching your order in the event of unusual circumstances. In such cases you will be entitled to a full refund if you choose to cancel the order as a consequence. We reserve the right to decline to ship any order.
The payment of any charges levied by Australia Post, or any other contractor we use, after the order has been dispatched, such as a fee for collecting a parcel from the Post Office if delivery cannot be effected, will be the responsibility of the Customer.
We do not presently ship to locations outside Australia.
ABOUT OUR PACKAGING MATERIALS
We try to use sustainable packaging materials for delivered products as much as possible. We re-use boxes, cartons and filling materials. This means that your delivery may arrive in an eclectic range of (clean and strong) boxes that we re-use from suppliers. Otherwise we use new boxes made from sustainable materials. We frequently re-use bubblewrap and other non-sustainable materials which has arrived in packages we have received, rather than throwing it away. Our objective is to ensure your delivery arrives in perfect condition whilst minimising waste.
We will replace or refund the cost of any product(s) if:
- the products are received in a damaged state (except for products affected by hot weather, see below), or
- the quantity delivered is incorrect as a result of our error, or
- the product delivered is incorrect as a result of our error, or
- the product is faulty
Please note that we do not accept returns for products affected by hot weather in transit. The Customer bears this risk.
If you wish to return any product under these conditions please inform us within 48 hours of receipt of the goods by email to [email protected] with full details. You must submit photographic evidence of any products damaged in transit. Please retain the damaged goods and parcel until we make arrangements for its return or disposal. In these situations we will cover the cost of shipping replacement goods to you.
If you wish to make a return for any other reason please notify us within 48 hours of receipt of the goods by email to [email protected] with full details. We will only accept returns if the product is unopened and in a saleable condition. In these circumstances, the cost of return shipping will be the responsibility of the customer.
The Lava Salt Consulting Gift Card (Gift Card) entitles the holder to goods/services equal to the value stated on the Gift Card or remaining after partial redemption.
The Gift Card will only be activated after payment has been received in full.
The Gift Card is only redeemable at The Lava Salt Consulting online retail store https://www.lavasaltconsulting.com/
A Gift Card may not be exchanged (wholly or partly) for cash. The Gift Card is non-refundable to the extent permitted by law.
The value shown on a Gift Card includes GST and Shipping.
The Gift Card is partially redeemable, and any unused balance will remain on the Gift Card until used again, or until the Expiry Date, and cannot be redeemed for cash.
If the Gift Card holder’s order exceeds the amount of the Gift Card, the Gift Card holder will be required to pay for the difference in price between the value of the Gift Card and the retail price of the goods or services including Shipping.
The Gift Card expires 12 months after the date of issue.
Should The Lava Salt Consulting suspect any fraud relating to a Gift Card, The Lava Salt Consulting may refuse to redeem the Gift Card until The Lava Salt Consulting is satisfied that no fraud has occurred.
The Lava Salt Consulting is not liable for a lost/stolen Gift Card. The Gift Card should be treated as cash and secured appropriately. Please contact The Lava Salt Consulting immediately if your Gift Card has been lost/stolen. A Lost/stolen Gift Card can only be replaced if satisfactory proof of purchase is provided and the Gift Card has not been redeemed.
CANCELLATION POLICY FOR EVENT BOOKINGS
We pride ourselves on respecting the venues we use and we make commitments to our venues based on your booking. And to preserve the intimacy of our events we may have turned away bookings after receiving your booking to keep numbers at a pleasant level.
- For these reasons the following refund policy applies in the event of a cancellation for all or part of your booking:
- If you cancel more than 7 days before the event – 50% refund
- If you cancel less than 7 days before the event – Nil
- If an event is cancelled or does not proceed for any reason we will refund your payment in full.
We respect your privacy and will not wilfully disclose any personal information regarding you without first obtaining your permission, unless required by law.
MODIFICATION TO WEBSITE AND TERMS AND CONDITIONS
We reserve the right to modify our website and our Terms and Conditions at any time without prior notice. You have the opportunity to review our Terms and Conditions when Checking Out. We encourage you to review our Terms and Conditions from time to time.