terms of use

BeautyEncounter.com is owned and operated by Beauty Encounter Inc.

Our corporate mailing address is:
Beauty Encounter
18480 Pacific Street
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
USA

Your Use of This Website is Governed by These Terms of Use.

Please take a few minutes to review these Terms of Use as your use of this website constitutes your agreement to follow these rules and to be bound by them. If you do not agree with any of these Terms of Use, please do not use the BeautyEncounter.com website.

Disclaimer

At BeautyEncounter.com we strive to offer you only the best brand names and highest quality products. We proudly stand behind the authenticity of our products. Some products may not have been obtained directly from the manufacturer but rather purchased from reputable resellers at a discount. Therefore, this permits us to pass along the savings to you. In this regard, BeautyEncounter.com expressly disclaims any indication that it is an authorized dealer or agent of any of the designers whose goods are offered on this site.

In addition, BeautyEncounter.com disclaims any implied representation or warranty with regard to this site or its contents including the merchandise offered on this site.

BeautyEncounter.com is providing this site, its contents, and all merchandise on an "as is" basis. you expressly agree that your use of this site is at your sole risk. beautyencounter.com will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from this site, including, but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, punitive or consequential damages.

Without limiting the foregoing, beautyencounter.com disclaims any and all warranties, express or implied, for any merchandise offered on this site.

Without limiting the foregoing, beautyencounter.com does not represent or warrant that the information on this website is accurate, complete, reliable, useful, timely or current or that this website will operate without interruption or error.

BeautyEncounter.com does not sell products for purchase by children. We may, however, sell children's products for purchase by adults. BeautyEncounter.com is not intended or directed to individuals under the age of 18. We reserve the right to refuse service to any person for any reason.

Copyright Notice

Copyright 1999-2013, Beauty Encounter Inc., a California corporation, and Beautiventures International, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company. All rights reserved. All materials contained on this site are protected by United States copyright law. You may not alter or remove any trademark, service mark, copyright or other notice from copies of the content.

By using this site, you acknowledge that BeautyEncounter.com contains information, data, software, photographs, graphs, videos, typefaces, graphics, and other material (collectively "Content") that are protected by copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets or other proprietary rights, and that these rights are valid and protected in all forms, media and technologies existing now or hereinafter developed.

All Content is copyrighted as a collective work under the U.S. copyright laws, and Beauty Encounter Inc. and Beautiventures International, LLC, owns a copyright in the selection, coordination, arrangement, and enhancement of such Content. You may not modify, remove, delete, augment, add to, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of create derivative works from or in any way exploit any of the Content in whole or in part.

The Beauty Encounter and BeautyEncounter.com and its related marks are trademarks of Beautiventures International, LLC. All rights reserved. All other trademarks, service marks, product names, company names and logos appearing on BeautyEncounter.com are the property of their respective owners.

All of the information provided on BeautyEncounter.com is intended to be for educational or informational purposes only. Your use of our website is subject to these Terms of Use. The statements made about products have not been evaluated by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and the results reported, if any, may not occur in all individuals. The statements and products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any medical conditions. Use of our website is not meant to serve as a substitute for professional medical advice.

BeautyEncounter.com is solely an online store for beauty goods, fragrances and accessories. Please consult with your physician or health care provider regarding the use of any products or information received from our website. Your physician or health care provider should address any and all medical questions, concerns and decisions. BeautyEncounter.com does not give or intend to give any answers to medical related questions. BeautyEncounter.com does not represent itself as a physician nor is this implied. No prescription medications or medical treatments are intentionally provided on our website. If you are in need of medical treatment please call 911 or your health care provider immediately.

Third Party Affiliates

We use Google Adwords and other third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit BeautyEncounter.com. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other sites in order to provide advertisements on this site and other sites about goods and services that may be of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please click here. Upon completing your purchase, we may present offers on behalf of third party partners on the order confirmation page. If you click on some of these promotional links and accept the offer(s), we will send your personal information to this party to complete the transaction. We do not share this information without your consent.

Third Party Content

BeautyEncounter.com, from time to time, may provide Third Party Content as a service to customers. BeautyEncounter.com does not monitor, approve or have any control over any Third Party Content. Therefore, BeautyEncounter.com does not guarantee, endorse or adopt the accuracy of any Third Party Content. BeautyEncounter.com is not responsible for updating or reviewing Third Party Content. Third Party Content is used at your own risk.

Purchasing Terms of Use

By purchasing goods from BeautyEncounter.com, you agree that the offer and sale of those goods takes place in, and will be governed by the laws of the State of California. You also agree that any legal or equitable claim arising from your purchase must be brought in the city, state or federal courts located in Orange County, California, and you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue in such courts. All goods purchased from BeautyEncounter.com are F.O.B. at our fulfillment center. Title to goods passes to you at the time of delivery by the fulfillment center to a common carrier. Beauty Encounter Inc. d.b.a. BeautyEncounter.com is a California corporation. We are required to collect local and county sales tax for all orders shipped within California. For all international orders, customers are responsible for customs, brokerage fees and import duties of the destination country.

Pricing Information

Price comparisons may be made throughout the Website to indicate the relative savings amounts of our pricing. "Reg. Price" is the suggested retail price provided to us by our suppliers. We make no representation that a substantial number of these products have been sold or offered for sale at the list price. Actual retail prices in your area may be substantially different. Because we sell our merchandise over the internet on a international basis, it is not possible to know if our merchandise is sold at retail price in any particular location or at any particular time. "You Save" reflects the difference between our price and the supplier provided retail price shown on our Website. Because the retail price may be different than the actual retail prices in your area, you may not actually realize a savings of this amount and may want to make an exact comparison for yourself by checking the prices of other internet or local retailers prior to making a purchase.

Prices and availability of products on BeautyEncounter.com are subject to change without notice. Errors will be corrected when discovered. BeautyEncounter.com contains a large number of products and it is always possible that, despite our best efforts, some of the products listed on BeautyEncounter.com may be incorrectly priced. We are under no obligation to provide the product to you at the incorrect (lower) price, even after we have sent you an Order Confirmation or a Shipping Confirmation, if the pricing error is obvious and unmistakable and could have reasonably been recognized by you as a pricing error.

Color and Product Description

We have made every effort to display the colors of our products accurately as they appear at the site. However, because the colors you see will depend on your monitor, we cannot guarantee that your monitor's display of any color will be accurate. We do not warrant that the product descriptions are accurate, complete, reliable, current or error-free. If a product offered by the site is not as described, your sole remedy is to return it for a refund in unused condition.

Errors and Omissions

Information on this website may contain typographical errors or inaccuracies and may not be complete or current. We therefore reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions and to change or update information at any time without prior notice (including after you have submitted your order). Please note that such errors, inaccuracies or omissions may relate to product description, pricing and availability. We also reserve the right to limit quantities (including after you have submitted your order). We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. Please see our Pricing Information for more details. If you are not fully satisfied with your purchase you may return it in its original packaging with the original packing slip and within 14 days of receipt. Please refer to our Returns Policy section for more details. The risk of loss and title to items purchased from BeautyEncounter.com pass to the purchaser upon our delivery to the carrier.

E-Gift Certificates

  • Beauty Encounter E-Gift Certificate does not expire, have no fees and are redeemable at BeautyEncounter.com or Beauty Encounter retail location.
  • E-Gift Certificates are sent via email to the recipient within 48 hours of purchase date and upon successful credit verification.
  • Beauty Encounter, Inc. reserves the right to retract the E-Gift Certificate claim code if an order is deemed to be fraudulent.
  • E-Gift Certificates cannot be returned or exchanged for cash, except in states where required by law.
  • Treat your E-Gift Certificates like cash. Beauty Encounter, Inc. and its affiliates are not liable to replace or refund if lost, stolen, destroyed or used without your permission. The risk of loss and title for E-Gift Certificates pass to the purchaser upon our electronic transmission to the purchaser, recipient or delivery to the carrier, whichever is applicable.
  • Coupons and promotional offers do not apply towards purchases of Beauty Encounter E-Gift Certificates.
  • E-Gift Certificates cannot be transferred, resold or reloaded to another account once it has been applied to your Store Credit.
  • E-Gift Certificates balances may be applied to your Store Credit in My BE Account to apply toward future purchases.
  • The maximum value of a Beauty Encounter E-Gift Certificate is $500.
  • E-Gift Certificates can be scheduled to be delivered up to 1 year in advance.
  • E-Gift Certificates cannot be applied to prior purchases.
  • E-Gift Certificates do not count towards the total to qualify for Free Shipping promotions.
  • E-Gift Certificates are emailed upon verification of credit approval.
  • Beauty Encounter, Inc. reserves the right to close a customer account if a fraudulently activity is made with E-Gift Certificate on BeautyEncounter.com.
  • If multiple payment methods were used in one order and a refund is due, then a refund will be issued according to the original payment that was used.

Compliance with Law

By electing to purchase or redeem Beauty Encounter E-Gift Certificate, you certify that you will comply with all applicable federal and state laws to the extent permitted by law. Beauty Encounter E-Gift Certificate is issued by Beauty Encounter, Inc. in the state of California.

Acceptance of these Terms and Conditions

Your purchase, redemption or receipt of a Beauty Encounter E-Gift Certificate constitutes acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. Beauty Encounter, Inc. reserves the right to change these Terms and Conditions from time to time without prior notice.

Comments and Submissions

Thank you for participating in the Beauty Encounter community! We appreciate your feedback and comments. In order to maintain an informational, relevant and positive forum, we’ve created a formal comments policy. Please review the following policies before submitting your comments. Thanks for your help, we look forward to hearing from you!

We welcome your comments, suggestions and feedback, and in some instances photos or video (collectively "Comments") regarding our website. When you submit Comments to us, you represent and warrant that it does not infringe any third party's intellectual property rights, does not invade any third party's privacy, is not illegal, obscene, threatening, abusive, libelous, slanderous, defamatory, fraudulent, misleading, prejudicial or otherwise injurious to third parties. You may not impersonate anyone in any posting and may not mislead anyone as to the source of any Comments. You are solely responsible for any Comments that you post on our website. We reserve the right to screen, remove or edit any such Comments, but are under no obligation to do so. Under no circumstances will be liable for any Comments posted by any visitor to our website or any damage caused by the posting of such Comments.

When you post Comments to our website, you are automatically granting us and our affiliates a royalty-free, worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, fully sub licensable and irrevocable right to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly perform and display, translate and create derivative works from such Comments in any media, as well as the right to use your name in connection with such Comments, if we so choose.

By submitting Comments you also agree that we may keep records indicating that you are the source of Comments, and any information related to your posting of the Comments, and may disclose such information as we may determine in our sole discretion including, without limitation, in order to comply with law or legal process to enforce the terms of these conditions of use, to respond to any complaint that such Comments violates the rights of any third party to respond to customer service requests or to assist in the protection of any person.

Additional Comment Policies:

Comment spam: Any comment assumed to be comment spam will be deleted and marked as comment spam.

Comment name field: Any name using keywords, spam, or suspicious information in the comment name form will be edited or deleted.

Keep comments on topic: Any comment that appears to be off-topic will be edited or deleted.

Email privacy: E-mail addresses are required for commenting, but aren’t shared or published on the blog. They may, however, be used by the blog owner to privately contact the commenter.

Commenter privacy and protection: Any private and personal information posted in any comment will be deleted as soon as possible to protect the privacy of the commenter.

Language: For the reading enjoyment of our audience, please avoid harsh language and the use of profanity. Comments which include offensive or inappropriate language will be edited or deleted.

Length: Please try to keep your comments under 200 words.

External links: External links are encouraged, so long as they are relevant to the original post, and add to the conversation. Linking to other sites irrelevant to the blog post is considered spam and will be deleted.

No personal attacks permitted: In the interest of fair play, no personal attacks are permitted in this blog’s comments. Failure to respect fellow participants on this blog could result in removal and blocked access.

Trackbacks: All trackbacks and pingbacks made to the Beauty Encounter blog are moderated.

Signatures: Adding a signature is optional. If you decide to include one, please keep it short, with a two-line maximum. Please don’t include a link to your website.

Editing: We reserve the right to edit comments for clarity, readability, or spelling errors when appropriate. Major edits will be notated at the end of the comment.

Blocked commenters: Anyone who violates a policy from this list may be blocked from commenting on this blog.

What to do if your comment does not appear: If you leave a comment on this blog and it doesn’t appear within a reasonable time period, and you know that it doesn’t violate the above comment policies, please send us an email at blog@beautyencounter.com and we’ll investigate the situation.

Limits of Liability

Under no circumstances, shall we or any of our employees, directors, officers, agents, vendors or suppliers be liable for any direct or indirect losses or damages arising out of or in connection with the use of or inability to use this website.

This is a comprehensive limitation of liability that applies to all losses and damages of any kind (whether general, special, consequential, incidental, exemplary or otherwise, including, without limitation, loss of data, income or profits), whether in contract, negligence or other tortious action, even if an authorized representative of beauty encounter inc. has been advised of or should have known of the possibility of such damages.

If you are dissatisfied with this website or any content on the site, or with these terms of use, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using this website. you acknowledge, by your use of this website, that your use of the site is at your sole risk.

Updated Feb 7, 2013

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