Auction Terms & Conditions
1. USE OF SITE
2. MEMBERSHIP ELIGIBILITY
The Site is available to members who are 18 years and older and who have not been suspended or removed by FREEDOM AUCTION LANE LLC for any reason. By becoming a member you represent that you are of legal age. As a member, you agree to provide true accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Site's registration forms. In addition, as a member, you agree and acknowledge that you will maintain valid credit card info within your membership profile so long as you maintain an account with FREEDOM AUCTION LANE LLC.
3. BUYER'S CONTRACT
Bids placed on the FREEDOM AUCTION LANE LLC website are a binding contract and you are responsible for paying all amounts due to FREEDOM AUCTION LANE LLC. Please do not bid if you are unable to pay and take possession of the items in the specified time periods for each auction, sale, or event.
4. ITEM DESCRIPTIONS
All items are sold as-is, where-is. While FREEDOM AUCTION LANE LLC will do its best to list any damage, repairs or restorations, the absence of these descriptions or conditions must not be taken to imply that the lot is in perfect condition. Most of the items FREEDOM AUCTION LANE LLC sells are antique, vintage or used. You should expect signs of wear consistent with age. FREEDOM AUCTION LANE LLC offers preview inspections for the sole purpose of allowing the opportunity for personal inspection before placing your bids. Condition reports may be available.
5. BUYER'S PREMIUM
A buyer's premium of 20% will be added to the hammer price in all auctions. Winning buyers with questions about payment should contact FREEDOM AUCTION LANE LLC (contact).
6. SALES TAX
All sales are subject to appropriate sales tax laws. Tax exempt buyers must provide the appropriate state sales tax exemption certificate prior to the end of the sale. Upon receipt of such information by FREEDOM AUCTION LANE LLC, your future purhases will not be taxed. Your profile name and address must be the same as your resale certificate.
7. RETENTION OF CREDIT CARD INFORMATION
By providing your credit card information to FREEDOM AUCTION LANE LLC, you authorize FREEDOM AUCTION LANE LLC to charge your credit card for the purchase amount of any successful bid or purchase plus any taxes, shipping/delivery costs and handling/storage fees.
IN THE EVENT THAT YOU FAIL TO PICK-UP AND PAY FOR YOUR ITEMS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FREEDOM AUCTION LANE LLC TERMS AND CONDITIONS, YOU HEREBY AUTHORIZE FREEDOM AUCTION LANE LLC TO CHARGE YOUR CREDIT CARD FOR THE PURCHASE AMOUNT OF THE ITEMS/S PLUS ANY TAX, SHIPPING/DELIVERY COSTS AND HANDLING/STORAGE FEES.
8. SHIPPING, DELIVERY & PICK-UP
Successful buyers must pick up their items at the designated sale location within the assigned time frame as stated in the sale details page. FREEDOM AUCTION LANE LLC does not provide shipping nor packing services. Shipping services must be arranged by winning bidder at winning bidder's expense. We have a partnership with various shipping companies and arrangements can be made directly with them; call for details prior to the auction close.
If after winning an item you determine you are unable to pick up your item/s during the scheduled removal times and dates, you must contact FREEDOM AUCTION LANE LLC within 24 hours PRIOR of the PICK-UP DATE and we will determine if alternate arrangements can be made. These arrangements will be at the sole discretion of FREEDOM AUCTION LANE LLC and will be subject to transport and storage fees.
FREEDOM AUCTION LANE LLC WILL CHARGE YOUR CREDIT CARD ON FILE FOR THE PURCHASE AMOUNT AND TAXES APPLIED PLUS THE HANDLING FEES SET FORTH BELOW.
Items which must be transported back to the FREEDOM AUCTION LANE LLC warehouse from a remote location are subject to a minimum handling fee of $15 per item or lot. You agree that FREEDOM AUCTION LANE LLC may charge a higher handling fee for certain items which are difficult to transport at the sole discretion of FREEDOM AUCTION LANE LLC.
Items which are stored at the FREEDOM AUCTION LANE LLC warehouse beyond the scheduled pickup dates and times will be subject to a storage fee of $15 per item per day.
9. FORFEITURE OF ITEMS
Any items not paid for in accordance with the Site's Terms & Conditions will be forfeited by you. FREEDOM AUCTION LANE LLC at its sole discretion will reoffer the items or donate them to a charity of FREEDOM AUCTION LANE LLC'S choosing. FREEDOM AUCTION LANE LLC reserves the right to report your account to collections for the combined total of the original invoice amount and any moving or disposal charges. Your memership with FREEDOM AUCTION LANE LLC will be revoked unless past due invoices and any additional charges are paid in full.
IF YOU FAIL TO PICK-UP ANY ITEMS WITHIN 10 CALENDAR DAYS OF THE CLOSE OF BIDDING, YOU WILL BE CONSIDERED TO HAVE FORFEITED THE ITEMS AND TITLE WILL REVERT TO FREEDOM AUCTION LANE LLC. FREEDOM AUCTION LANE LLC MAY AT ITS ABSOLUTE AND SOLE DISCRETION, RESELL THE ITEMS OR DONATE THEM TO A CHARITY OF FREEDOM AUCTION LANE LLC'S CHOOSING. FREEDOM AUCTION LANE LLC RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHARGE THE CREDIT CAR ON FILE FOR ANY MOVING OR DISPOSAL CHARGES.
11. INJURY TO INDIVIDUAL(S) AND/OR PROPERTY
Any individual(s) visiting FREEDOM AUCTION LANE LLC (170 Fort Path Road, Madison, CT) or any location(s) off-site for pickup of winning bid items shall hold FREEDOM AUCTION LANE LLC and/or Client(s) of FREEDOM AUCTION LANE LLC harmless from injury resulting in loading your personal or rented vehicle(s) participant's sole risk. FREEDOM AUCTION LANE LLC shall not be liable for any injuries, loss, or damage to the participant or participant's personal property resulting from the use of the FREEDOM AUCTION LANE LLC location(s), regardless of whether it occurs as a result of FREEDOM AUCTION LANE LLC negligence. If the participant chooses to use the FREEDOM AUCTION LANE LLC location for pickup, the participant hereby expressly waives any claim of liability - for personal/bodily injury or damages - which occurs to the participant or for any loss of or injury to person or property. This waiver is inteded to be a complete release of any responsibility for personal injuries and/or property loss/damage sustained by any participant while on FREEDOM AUCTION LANE LLC premises or at off-site location(s), whether lifting items or visiting said premises. If said participant damages property at FREEDOM AUCTION LANE LLC or off-site locations, participant will be held liable for damages incurred not limited to walls, floors, doorways, building structure, driveway, landscaping and other participants.
12. PROHIBITED USE
13. MODIFICATION AND DISCONTINUATION
We, FREEDOM AUCTION LANE LLC reserve the right at any time and from time-to-time to modify, edit, delete, suspend or discontinue, temporarily or permanently this Site (or any portion thereof) and/or the information, materials, products and/or services available through this Site (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that we shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any such modification, editing, deletion, suspension or discontinuance of this Site.
Sebae Data Solutions, Inc.
SERVICE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
Sebae Data Solutions, (the makers of Auction Flex & HiBid (formerly Bidopia) hereafter referred to as "Sebae"), provides its service to you, subject to the following Terms & Conditions ("TAC"), which we may update from time to time without notice to you. The most current version of the TAC can be found found at any time by visiting the link: http://www.auctionflex.com/showtandc.ap
USE AND REGISTRATION
Our services are available only to, and may only be used by individuals who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. Without limiting the foregoing, our services are not available to children (persons under the age of 18) or to temporarily or indefinitely suspended members. If you are under the age of 18, you can use this service only in conjunction with, and under the supervision of your parents or guardians. If you do not qualify, please do not use our service. If you are registering as a business entity, you represent that you have the authority to bind the entity to the TAC.
In consideration of your use of the Service, you agree to: (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Service's registration form (such information being the "Bidder Information") and (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or Sebae has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, Sebae has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Service (or any portion thereof).
DESCRIPTIONS OF SERVICE
Sebae provides the following services under the Auction Flex & HiBid trademarks: Integrated Web Service (for auctioneers), internet bidding (absentee, online-only, & webcast). You can learn more about these services in the following sections.
HIBID INTERNET AUCTION PLATFORM & WEB SERVICE DESCRIPTION
Sebae provides the HiBid (formerly Bidopia) Internet Auction Platform & Web Service ("HWS") under the HiBid trademark as a software solution for auctioneers wishing to extend the audience of their live auctions to the internet. The HWS provides various features including internet absentee bidding, internet-only auctions, and webcast auctions.
The HWS is able to changes its appearance to coincide with the website that it is powering. Accordingly, the HWS powers the www.hibid.com website as well as numerous Auction Flex customer websites. This ability to change appearance is a feature of the HWS. Much like internet merchant account providers can host a secure web page for a vendor to easily process payments, the HWS hosts certain portions of the auctioneer's website to easily enable advanced features such as internet bidding.
INTERNET ABSENTEE BIDDING
Internet absentee bidding allows you to place a bid for an item in advance of an auction. This allows you to place bids on lots without actually attending the auction.
Internet only bidding allows you to place a bid for an item prior to the auction lot closing online. In an internet-only auction there is no live auction.
Webcast auctions allow you to bid in real-time against other bidders or place pre-bids prior to a lot going "live".
Lots are sold in accordance with the Auctioneer's terms and conditions which are accessible from each lot's page. It is your responsibility to read and accept the Auctioneer's terms and conditions prior to placing your bid.
When you place a bid you are agreeing to be bound by the Auctioneer's & Sebae's terms and conditions. By placing a bid you are entering into a legally binding and enforceable contract. Please keep in mind that you are bidding against other internet bidders as well as floor bidders, phone bidders, and regular absentee bidders (this list does not constitute a complete list of bidder types but does highlight the common bidder channels).
The auctioneer, at their discretion, can approve or deny bidders. The auctioneer reserves the right to accept or deny bidders for any reason. Prior to approval the auctioneer may contact you to determine your credit worthiness. If the auctioneer approves your bid, the auctioneer will then process your bid in accordance with their terms and conditions.
Should your bid for a lot prove successful, the auctioneer may contact you to arrange for payment & shipping (if applicable). If the auctioneer required registration via a credit card, the auctioneer reserves the right to process your winning bids to the credit card provided during registration.
Sebae, through the Auction Flex & HiBid products & services, facilitates the internet bidding process between the Auctioneer & the bidder. Sebae is in no way a party to the transaction. Because Sebae is not a party to the transaction, you accept that you will have no claim or cause of action against Sebae in respect of the sale (or non-sale) of any Lot. If you have a dispute with an Auctioneer or another user of the Service with regard to the sale (or non-sale) of any Lot you agree that Sebae, its officers, agents, employees will not be liable for losses (including, but not limited to, loss of profits, special loss, indirect loss and consequential los), costs, damages, liabilities, claims, demands and expenses of any kind arising out of or connected with such dispute. You also accept that none of the aforementioned are under any obligation to take any action to resolve any dispute between you and an Auctioneer
Sebae is not responsible for any typographical, pictorial or technical errors in information about Lots on the Site as provided by Auctioneers. Sebae does not evaluate Lots and does not act as a specialist or expert on any related subject matter. Sebae makes no warranties or representation of any kind or nature with respect to Lots (including but not limited to representations or warranties as to the accuracy of description, genuineness, quality, authorship, attribution, provenance, period, culture, source, origin or safety). If you have any questions, e-mail the Auctioneer directly. In particular, make sure that you understand the Auctioneer's payment terms and shipping terms.
The Service requires you to login with your username and password prior to placing a bid on a Lot. Making bids with false information or with stolen credit card information is prohibited and illegal.
Your user name and password are required in order to place internet bids. Making bids in a false name or with an invalid or stolen credit card is prohibited. Each bid carries the computer coding of the Internet provider which allows the individual user to be traced and Sebae may at its discretion release this information to enable legal action to be taken. Sebae may, in its entire discretion, refuse or remove bids where it suspects that bids contravene this prohibition. By placing a bid, you are making a binding and irrevocable offer to purchase the Item at any price up to the maximum bid amount you submit. If you win, you must complete the transaction, subject to any contractual right or other right at law to rescind the contract in certain circumstances. Failure to complete transaction without lawful reason is not only a breach of your contract with the Seller but also a breach of this User Agreement.
The amount bid can be increased but cannot be decreased. The auctioneer may, at their discretion, allow you to withdraw and resubmit a bid in the case of bids containing an obvious typographical error. You may forward a request to withdraw a bid and resubmit a correct bid by immediately sending an email to the auctioneer, however, there is no guarantee that any bid will be withdrawn. Although Sebae will use best efforts to forward all bids, Sebae does not accept any responsibility for lost bids or problems with the recipient auctioneer's ability to process your bid. Moreover, Sebae cannot guarantee that bids received will be processed by the individual auctioneers.
Please note that Sebae's role is limited to the provision of the Site for dissemination and publication of information provided by the Sellers.
THE WINNING BID
The winning bid in an auction will be the highest bid that exceeds any reserve (if a reserve exists). In the case of equal bids, the earliest bid received will be the winning bid. If a higher bid is subsequently withdrawn or removed then the auctioneer shall have the right to accept the next highest bid.
NOTICE OF END OF SALE, PAYMENT & SHIPPING
After the sale has ended, the auctioneer will notify the winning bidder via phone, fax or mail that they have won. If you do not receive notice that you have made the winning bid and think that you are the top bidder, you should check with the auctioneer directly. You will make all payment for Items to the auctioneer in accordance with their terms and conditions.
BUYER'S PREMIUM, TAXES AND DUTIES
If you are a successful bidder, you are responsible for paying any buyer's premium, taxes and duties (including any VAT, sales tax and import duties) that may be imposed on the final price paid for an Item. Accordingly, it is your responsibility to check the applicable taxes and duties that may be imposed on an Item prior to bidding for it.
All material and content as provided by the Service is protected by copyright and similar rights. You can not use or make available any of that material for any commercial purpose.
SPECIAL ADMONITIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL USE
Recognizing the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all local rules regarding online conduct and acceptable content. Specifically, you agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
You expressly understand and agree that:
a. Your use of the service is at your sole risk. The service is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis. Sebae expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.
b. Sebae makes no warranty that (i) the service will meet your requirements, (ii) the service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free, (iii) the results that may be obtained from the use of the service will be accurate or reliable, (iv) the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you through the service will meet your expectations, and (v) any errors in the software will be corrected.
c. Any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the service is done at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of any such material.
d. no advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from Sebae or through or from the service shall create any warranty not expressly state in the TAC.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
You expressly understand and agree that Sebae shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses (even if Sebae has been advised of the possibility of such damages), resulting from: (i) the use or the inability to use the service; (ii) the cost of procurement of substitute goods and services resulting from any goods, data, information or services purchased or obtained or messages received or transactions entered into through or from the service; (iii) unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions or data; (iv) statements or conduct of any third party on the service; or (v) any other matter relating to the service.
EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS
Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages. Accordingly, some of the above limitations of of the previous two sections titled 'Disclaimer of Warranties' and 'Limitation of Liability' may not apply to you.
You agree to indemnify and hold Sebae harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your breach of this Agreement or the documents it incorporates by reference, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party.
You shall comply with all applicable domestic and international laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations regarding your use of our service and your bidding on, listing, purchase, solicitation of offers to purchase, and sale of items.
The TAC constitute the entire agreement between you and Sebae and govern your use of the Service, superseding any prior agreements between you and Sebae. The TAC and the relationship between you and Sebae shall be governed by the laws of the State of Florida without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You and Sebae agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the county of Marion, Florida. The failure of Sebae to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the TAC shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the TAC is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the TAC remain in full force and effect. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Service or the TAC must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.