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Terms and conditions

DROPSMITH TERMS AND CONDITIONS

These terms and conditions apply to the use or exploitation of DROPSMITH website available at: http://dropsmith.com (hereinafter referred to as DROPSMITH website) which is operated by: Aromainštitut, Maroltova ulica 2, Ljubljana, Slovenia (hereinafter referred to as “DROPSMITH”).

  1. DEFINITIONS
    1. USER is any person or legal entity who visits and browses DROPSMITH website or searches for information and data available on DROPSMITH website. By clicking the “I agree” button or by browsing on DROPSMITH website all users accept the terms and conditions and are solely responsible for their activities on DROSMITH website and for the use of any if its content.
    2. SELLER is a person or a legal entity that produces or distributes essential oils or other products intended for aromatherapy and who provides information and public presentation of essential oils and other products. Sellers must accept DROPSMITH’S terms and conditions and must be registered and approved by DROPSMITH before they start using DROPSMITH website. All sellers are responsible to ensure that all necessary information and data that they publish are true and verified and are solely liable for any damage caused by breach of this obligation.
    3. AROMATHERAPEUTIC PRODUCTS are:
      1. Essential oil (EO) is a product made by distillation with either water or steam or by mechanical processing of citrus rinds. Following the distillation, the essential oil is physically separated from the water phase. Essential oil must be isolated by physical means only. Products made by dry distillation without water at higher temperatures are called empyreumatic oils.
      2. Aromatic extract (AE) is a product obtained from raw material of natural origin (not necessarily botanic) by treatment with a solvent. After filtration the solvent is eliminated by distillation, except when a non-volatile solvent is used. Concretes, absolutes, pommades and resinoids are regarded as aromatic extracts. Carbon dioxide extraction is also form of solvent extraction, as is the phytonic process. Aromatic extracts are products that do not come under the essential oil criteria. An aromatic extract comes under the category of derived products (other derived products include tinctures and infused oils).
      3. Absolute (AB) is concentrated, highly aromatic mixture extracted from raw material of natural origin. Production of absolute requires the use of solvent extraction techniques, where the use of chemical solvent is needed that is later removed during the final stages of production. A trace amount of the solvent can remain in the final aromatic absolute.
      4. Supercritical CO2 extract (SE) is produced with extraction process where under certain conditions carbon dioxide CO2 in a form of supercritical fluid is used as a solvent. This process utilizes specific equipment and know-how, where under high pressure and low operating temperature, the carbon dioxide goes into supercritical phase and the natural ingredients are extracted from the plant raw material.
      5. Blend is a mixture of different materials, found on Dropsmith, which represent new product. Blend can be made by Dropsmith user, registered on Dropsmith platform. Blend can include essential oils (EO), aromatic extracts (AE), absolutes (AB), supercritical CO2 extract (SE) and all other materials found on Dropsmith. Blend can include all of the materials. Blend can be also made from other blends.
    4. COMMUNITY is a feature on DROPSMITH website that enables exchange of information and data on essential oils, blends and other aromatherapeutic products, information on methods and application, personal experiences etc. and shall contain possibilities for analysis and sharing of information and results with other users, sellers or public at large, as well as possibilities for writing and publishing newsletters and blogs by professionals.
    5. BLOG is an online personal journal provided and updated by therapists, specialists and other professionals which shall be integrated on DROSMITH website. However all posts published on such blog(s) are generated by third parties and are under their exclusive control, and only express their own opinions, views or experience, therefore DROPSMITH is not in any way responsible for the content provided on blog(s).
  2. OPERATION OF DROPSMITH WEBSITE
    1. DROPSMITH shall collect and make available to the public information and data on aromatherapeutic products, their producers, sellers and distributers, statistical analysis, research results and similar. DROPSMITH’s activities are limited to providing a public platform for exchange of available information and data on aromatherapeutic products (including but not limited to: information on therapeutic properties, application, safety, chemical constituents, user notes, description etc.), on their producers, sellers and distributers and other ideas, experiences and recommendations related to aromatherapy.
    2. Users can choose between different options to participate on our website: as a user with free access, a user with payable access and as a seller. Specific rules may apply to different forms of participation and by clicking the “I agree” button all users accept those particular terms and conditions and are solely responsible for their activities on DROSMITH website and for the use of any if it’s content.
    3. DROPSMITH is in no way obliged to accept any of the products or sellers, distributors or producers of aromatherapeutic products for publication on the website. DROPSMITH may refuse certain products, sellers, distributers or producers at their own discretion.
    4. DROPSMITH shall provide a wide range of information and data on aromatherapeutic products but users must take into account that the properties, application and safety of using such products depends on many factors including dose, base, route, application etc. Therefore DROPSMITH strongly recommends all users to read and take into consideration all information, data, instructions and above all the references provided for a particular product before they use it.
    5. DROPSMITH collects and presents research results published by researchers or made available to the public by their partners or sponsors. DROPSMITH does not conduct their own research and does not verify research results. Therefore DROPSMITH shall not be liable for any research results published or presented on DROPSMITH website.
    6. Information, data, comments or recommendations on aromatherapeutic products are not the results of recipes provided or invented by DROPSMITH, therefore DROPSMITH shall not be responsible in any way for their usage.
    7. DROPSMITH shall aim to provide reliable information on its website and will do its best to provide uninterrupted access to the website. However DROPSMITH does not give any warranties of any kind concerning this website. In particular DROPSMITH accepts no liability for any interruption or delay in access to the website and does not warrant that the website or any of its content is virus free. Users shall take their own precautions in this respect.
  3. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
    1. All information, data and other content which is published or made available on DROPSMITH website is of informative nature only and are not intended to replace medical examination or advice of a doctor or pharmacist. Information, data and other content published or made available on DROPSMITH website should not be used for diagnostics, medical treatment or prevention of any medical condition. A licensed medical professional should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions.
    2. In case of pregnancy, breastfeeding or any medical conditions, health problems or medication consumption, users are obliged to get professional advice from a doctor or pharmacist before consumption or application of any of aromatherapeutic products presented or advertised on DROPSMITH website.
    3. All users of DROPSMITH website acknowledge and agree that use of any information, data or other content available on website is at their own discretion and risk and that the entire risk as to the use or application of any product, method or a recommended application of products and their satisfactory effects is with users.
  4. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
    1. DROPSMITH is not providing healing, health or medical advice, medical therapy or treatment, medical consulting and is not promoting the use of remedies, medication or other pharmaceutical products and shall not be responsible in any way for medical condition of users. Users are solely responsible for their health and medical condition and are advised to seek medical advice before using any of the products or recommendations based on information and data published on DROMSMITH website.
    2. Users, consumers, sellers, distributers, producers or any other customers shall use DROPSMITH website responsibly and shall not abuse DROPSMITH in any way.
    3. DROPSMITH shall not be liable for any information or data on products which are provided and uploaded to DROPSMITH website by third parties (in particular sellers or producers of such products)
  5. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
    1. DROPSMITH website and its content are protected by copyright and other intellectual property rights such as copyright, designs, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, or other rights. Products and plans, texts, sketches or pictures of the products displayed on DROPSMITH website are protected by intellectual property rights owned by either DROPSMITH or its partners. By accessing and using this website or any of its contents, users are not granted any of the intellectual property rights vested in this page or in any of the products or plans, texts, sketches and pictures of the products displayed on this website.
    2. Unless users acquire specific license or prior authorisation from DROPSMITH or its contracting parties (rightholders) they are not allowed to reproduce (including but not limited to the reproduction of adapted or modified versions), sell, display or communicate to the public in any other way, or otherwise use or exploit any content of DROPSMITH website including all products and representations thereof in any way that violates any third-party rights.
    3. In case you are interested in licensing or buying rights for the use of any of the objects displayed on DROPSMITH website, you should send your request to: support@dropsmith.com
    4. DROPSMITH shall try to provide as accurate photographs of products presented on its website, however that shall not always be possible. Therefore all photographs of products are to be considered as symbolic, because all photographs do not guarantee the alleged features and/or quality of a particular product.
  6. LINKS
    1. DROPSMITH website may contain hyperlinks to websites of third parties which are provided for information only and do not constitute endorsements of those other sites.
    2. DROPSMITH has no influence over the content of the linked pages and takes no responsibility for the content of the internet pages, whose URL is referred to in this website.
  7. USER GENERATED CONTENT
    1. Users of our website shall be permitted to submit information, data, products, blends, pictures, research results, comments or other content for publication on DROPSMITH website. The views expressed by users of our website do not necessarily reflect the views of DROPSMITH. We have no obligation to pre-screen, monitor, or edit any content posted on our website by users. However, DROPSMITH reserves the right to edit or refuse to publish content posted by users at its sole discretion and may remove any content from use at any time.
    2. Users post content on our website or view content provided by others at their own discretion and risk. DROPSMITH accepts no liability in respect of any content submitted by users.
  8. PRIVACY POLICY
    1. DROPSMITH website shall process and use personal data such (but not limited to) as name, surname, e-mail, date of birth, phone number only in case the user gives them by choice. Such data shall be used for verification of users. Any personal data which shall be used for statistical analysis shall be anonymised. Users who accept this will also receive newsletters. DROPSMITH will not share users’ information with others without your prior consent.
    2. Responsible person for survey, processing and use of personal data is: Melani Kovac, Aromainstitut, Maroltova 2, Ljubljana, Slovenia. All questions regarding survey, authorisation, blocking or erasing data or other information related to the use of personal data on DROPSMITH website shall be addresses to the responsible person.
  9. COOKIES
    1. DROPSMITH uses cookies to enable certain functions for our website in particular enabling it to recognise a user and respond appropriately. Cookies are files which are stored and saved on user's computer or mobile device. Cookies are not used for personal identification and do not retrieve any other information from user’s computer, pass on viruses or capture user’s e-mail address.
    2. This is the list of cookies we use on DROPSMITH website:
      category Name Intention
      1st party cookie acceptCookies website analytics
      by DROPSMITH
      3rd party cookie stripe.com online payment provider
    3. To use our website efficiently, you have to accept cookies. If you refuse cookies the function of our website may be restricted. If you do not accept cookies, you should revoke your acceptance on the links above.
  10. WEB ANALYTIC TOOLS

    DROPSMITH relies on Google Analytics by Google Inc. to analyse website use. You can block cookies for Google Analytics by installing the opt-out plugin from: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

  11. DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND GOVERNING LAW

    These terms and conditions and any disputes arising between DROPSMITH and their users, consumers, sellers, distributers, producers or any other customers shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Slovenia and all the parties agree to submit any dispute to the courts of the Republic of Slovenia.

  12. STATUTE OF LIMITATION

    DROPSMITHS' users, consumers, sellers, distributers, producers or any other customers agree that regardless of any statute ot law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to the use of DROPSMITH website must be filled within one (1) year after such claim of action arose or be forever barred.

  13. AMENDMENTS TO TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    DROPSMITH may revise these terms and conditions from time to time and the most current version will always be posted on the DROPSMITH website. Users, consumers, sellers, distributers, producers or any other customers are responsible for checking such posts regularly. By continuing to access or use the DROPSMITH website after revisions become effective, users agree to be bound by the revised terms and conditions.