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Terms of Purchase

The terms and conditions set forth in these terms of purchase (this ("Agreement") and the "Terms of Access" constitute the entire agreement between The BackYard Naturalist ("BackYard Naturalist") and you (the "Buyer") concerning product purchase through the Website. Capitalize terms used herein shall have the meaning as defined herein, or if not defined, as defined in the Terms of Access.

1. Offer and Acceptance

By ordering a product on the Website, Buyer shall be deemed to have made an offer to buy the specified product from The BackYard Naturalist pursuant to this Agreement. The acceptance and fulfillment by The BackYard Naturalist of any order placed on the Website is subject to Buyer's acceptance of all of the terms of this Agreement.

2. Prices, Availability and Taxes

Prices of product on the Website are subject to change at any time without notice. All products may not be available in all areas. Product availability is subject to change at any time and The BackYard Naturalist makes no representations of warranties regarding product availability. Buyer shall be responsible for any tax or other governmental charge due to the sale, use or delivery of the product, including, but not limited to, Sales Tax, Use Tax, Retailer's Occupational Tax, Gross Revenue Tax, Value Accrued or Value Added Tax, and Transportation Tax. All applicable taxes and other charges will be added to the purchase price.

3. Payment

When ordering products on the Website, Buyer may use VISA or MASTERCARD, PayPal and Money Order. The BackYard Naturalist will not accept checks or COD payments. If Buyer fails to pay for any products received, The BackYard Naturalist shall have the right, in addition to other remedies, to suspend or cancel further deliveries, and to proceed in any court of proper jurisdiction against Buyer for all amounts due to The BacYard Naturalist, including, but not limited to, legal fees, costs and interest.

4. Shipping, Title and Risk of Loss

The BackYard Naturalist will ship products using the shipping method selected by Buyer on the Website. All sales are made F.O.B., the shipping point. The BackYard Naturalist shall use reasonable efforts to cause products to be delivered to Buyer by requested delivery dates, but shall in no event be liable for any losses or damages caused by delay or non-delivery of products. Buyer shall be responsible for all shipping charges. Title and risk of loss in the products shall pass to Buyer upon 'The BackYard Naturalist' (or its agent's) delivery to the carrier at the shipping point.

5. Returns, Changes and Cancellation

See our Returns policy.

6. Disclaimer of Warranties

SELLER MAKES NO WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, CONCERNING NONINFRINGEMENT, THE PRODUCTS, OR THE MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS OF THE PRODUCTS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL SUCH WARRANTIES. Buyer is solely responsible for determining the suitability of the products for the uses and applications contemplated by Buyer. Buyer assumes all risks and liabilities arising out of possession, use, or resale of the products, whether used singly or in combination with other material, including, but not limited to, any risk or liability based on alleged negligence on the part of The BackYard Naturalist.

7. Buyer's Representations

Buyer represents that he/she has the requisite power and authority to enter into this Agreement and to perform the obligations under this Agreement. Buyer represents that he/she has provided accurate information to The BackYard Naturalist in purchasing products through the Website and that his/her offer to purchase products complies with all applicable laws. Buyer acknowledges and agrees that he/she is solely responsible for compliance with all applicable laws and regulations concerning Buyer's purchase, possession, use, or resale of the products. Buyer further represents that he/she is familiar with the characteristics of the products, and will comply with all laws, regulations, and standards applicable to the possession, handling, processing or use of the products by Buyer, including, but not limited to, the Occupational Safety & Health Act.

8. Indemnification

Buyer shall defend, indemnify and hold The BackYard Naturalist and its suppliers, including, but not limited to, their affiliates, agents, assigns, attorneys, employees, insurers, officers, predecessors, representatives, and successors, harmless from and against all claims, liabilities, costs and expenses (including, but not limited to, those related to injury or to death of Buyer or other persons) arising from or connected with (a) a breach by Buyer of this Agreement or (b) the possession, handling, use, or resale of the products by Buyer or others, including, but not limited to, any claims alleging negligence on the part of The BackYard Naturalist.  The BackYard Naturalist may participate in the defence of any such claim for the further protection of its own interests.

9. Limitation of Claims

Without limiting the scope of any other terms and conditions herein, any and all claims related to products sold to Buyer through the Website shall be made within thirty (30) days after receipt of the product to which the claim relates, or if for non-delivery, after the scheduled delivery date thereof. Buyer's failure to give The BackYard Naturalist written notice of any claim within the applicable time period shall constitute an absolute and unconditional waiver of such claim. In no event shall Buyer commence any action against The BackYard Naturalist related to products sold to Buyer through the Website later than one year after receipt of the product giving rise to such action.

10. Limitation of Liability

Without limiting the scope of any other terms and conditions herein, including The BackYard Naturalist' disclaimer of warranties, no claim of any kind, whether as to products delivered or for non-delivery of products, or otherwise, and whether based on contract, breach of warranty, negligence, strict liability, indemnity, contribution, or otherwise, shall be greater in amount than the purchase price of the products in respect of which damages are claimed. IN NO EVENT SHALL The BackYard Naturalist BE LIABLE FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF PROFITS OR GOOD WILL, OR ANY OTHER INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, WHETHER BUYER'S CLAIM IS BASED ON CONTRACT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, INDEMNITY, CONTRIBUTION, OR OTHERWISE, AND NOTWITHSTANDING ANY CLAIM THAT SUCH LOSSES WERE REASONABLY FORESEEABLE TO The BackYard Naturalist OR ANY FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY REMEDY.

11. Force Majeure

Without limiting the scope of any other terms and conditions herein, The BackYard Naturalist shall not be responsible or liable for any delay or failure to deliver any or all of the products for causes beyond its reasonable control, including, but not limited to, any cause or circumstance which makes impracticable the production, transportation or delivery of the products. The BackYard Naturalist may cancel an order to the extent the quantity not delivered is due to any such cause or circumstance. In no event shall The BackYard Naturalist be obligated to purchase products to replace any quantity not delivered due to any such cause or circumstance. In the event of any cause or circumstance excusing The BackYard Naturalist, The BackYard Naturalist shall have the right to allocate any remaining product supply among its customers, including those not under contract, in a fair and reasonable manner, and Buyer hereby releases The BackYard Naturalist from responsibility or liability for any resulting incomplete fulfillment of Buyer's order.

12. General

a) No waiver by either party of any breach of any terms or conditions contained herein shall be construed as a waiver of any succeeding breach of the same or any other terms or condition herein. Nothing contained herein shall limit the remedies of The BackYard Naturalist in the event of Buyer's breach of this Agreement.

b) All notices related to this Agreement shall be in writing. The parties expressly agree that electronic communications shall be considered "writings" for all purposes under applicable law. If notice is not sent by electronic communications, notices shall be deemed given when delivered to or deposited in the Royal Mail, first class, postage prepaid, and, if to Buyer, sent to the address identified by Buyer when registering to purchase products through the Website and, if to The BackYard Naturalist, 6134 Main Street, Stouffville, ON, L4A 1A6.

c) If any terms and conditions herein are held to be invalid or unenforceable, such holding shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other term or condition herein.

d) These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed under the laws of Canada, without regard to conflict of laws principles. Any legal action with respect to any transaction subject to this Agreement must be commenced within one year after the cause of action has arisen. Any actions arising out of products purchased through the Website shall be commenced in the courts of Canada. Buyer agrees to submit to the jurisdiction of these courts and waives any claim that venue is improper for any reason in these courts.