Terms & Conditions

Your use of Princess Margaret Auction Website is governed by these terms of use. By accessing and using Princess Margaret Auction Website, you agree that your access to and use of Princess Margaret Auction Website is subject to these terms and conditions.

These terms of use may be amended from time to time. Please check them periodically for changes as your continued use of this site following the posting of changes to these terms of use will mean that you accept those changes.

  1. Princess Margaret Auction Website a Venue: Princess Margaret Auction Website offers a venue for vendors to offer items for sale by either online auction or fixed price formats and for buyers to purchase these items. The item(s) offered through the auction or fixed price sales listing are provided on the basis of the representations made by the vendor. Princess Margaret Auction Website makes no representations or warranties and there are no conditions of any kind, express or implied, statutory or otherwise, with respect to the goods and services offered through the auction or fixed prices sales process, or with respect to any transactions conducted through the auction or fixed price sales process, including without limitation implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement, any implied warranty arising from a course of dealing or usage of trade and any obligation, liability, right, claim or remedy in tort or breach of contract including negligence. Since we are a venue, we do not assume any liability or responsibility for any disputes between vendors and buyers. We also cannot guarantee that a vendor or buyer will consummate any sale and vendors and buyers both agree that this is a risk that they assume. You agree to release Princess Margaret Auction Website and its parent, subsidiaries, related and associated companies and their officers, directors, agents and employees from claims, demands and damages of every kind and nature arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.

  2. Restrictions: Any employees and representatives of the vendor of the item being bid upon, their immediate families and those with whom such employees and representatives are domiciled, may only bid on items not provided by Vendor.

  3. Member Account, Password and Security: Upon registration, a user will receive a user ID and a password.  Each member is entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of his or her user ID and password. Furthermore, members are entirely responsible for any and all activities which occur under his or her user ID and password. A member must immediately notify Princess Margaret Auction Website of any unauthorized use of his or her user ID and password.

    We will use your name, address and contact information for our internal use and to communicate with you, including via email, in relation to your use of the site, your bids and your account. Your name, address and phone number will be provided to the supplier of any goods or services with respect to which you are the winning bidder or are otherwise a buyer for purposes of confirming your identity and completing your transaction.

  4. Bidding and Buying: If you are the highest bidder in one of the online auctions or a buyer of one of the items available in our fixed price listings, you are obligated to complete the transaction with the vendor and to pay the cost of the item, together with all applicable taxes, shipping fees and any other fees associated with shipping and receiving of the item. You should also know that bidding on an item is an irrevocable offer to buy the item at the price bid and your confirmed bid can not be retracted.

  5. LiveBid Auction items- Where an item has been specified as a LiveBid item- your bid is legally binding if you are the highest winning bidder after the live auction has completed. To be identified as a winning bidder you must be contacted by an auction consierge to confirm your winning status and collect payment. Payment sent in advance of this confirmation, or assuming winning bider status does not obligate us to provide you with the auction package.

  6. Please note that a valid VISA, MasterCard or American Express credit card is required to purchase any item offered for sale on this site, both via the online auction and the fixed price format. Your credit card will be automatically billed if you are the highest bidder at auction close or if you are the purchaser of a fixed price item. For items over $9,999.00 payment must be made either by bank wire, or EFT. If a payment is made by a credit card a 2.9% credit card fee will be applied to the total. All successful bidders will receive a confirmation email from the appropriate vendor that outlines the transaction process. By providing your valid credit card information, you authorize Princess Margaret Auction Website and their partners to make a temporary charge to your credit card account, to verify that the credit card information you provide is valid. This charge will be refunded to your account within 30 days upon verification. This credit verification will occur each time you provide a different credit card. If a credit card is declined for any reason, Princess Margaret Auction Website, or the appropriate vendor, will attempt to contact the buyer via phone and/or email.

  7. Bid Extend: The auto bid extend feature on this site works to ensure that bidders will always have a chance to challenge bids placed when an auction is about to close. When indicated on a listing page, if a bid is placed during the last 1 minute of an auction, the auction will be automatically extended for an additional 1 minutes from the time of the latest bid. The auction will close once all bidding activity has stopped for a period of 1 minutes. We reserve the right to extend this time beyond 1 minute.

  8. Shipping Charges and Terms: The vendors set the shipping charges and terms of shipping and are responsible for shipping the purchased item. Buyers are responsible for any all shipping costs, tariffs, duties, customs or any other fees associated with the shipping and receiving of the item. Princess Margaret Auction Website bears no responsibility for late, lost, misdirected or undelivered items or items which are damaged before, during or after shipping.

  9. Accuracy of Vendors' Descriptions: Princess Margaret Auction Website is not responsible for the accuracy of the descriptions of the items or the services presented by vendors. Nor does Princess Margaret Auction Website accept responsibility for, and expressly denies liability of, any warranty or description stated therein. Statements by vendors are not be construed as co-joined by Princess Margaret Auction Website in any implicit or explicit approval, sponsorship, endorsement or guarantee. The vendors expressly assume all risk and liability arising from the offer for sale, the actual sale and the delivery. All items are sold 'As Is' and "Where As'.

  10. Member Conduct: Member's right to use the Princess Margaret Auction Website site is personal to member. Member's use of the site is subject to all applicable laws and regulations. Member agrees: (1) not to use the site for illegal purposes; (2) not to interfere or disrupt networks connected to the site; (3) to abide by all rules, guidelines, and terms and conditions as listed; and (4) not to transmit through the site any unlawful, harassing, libelous, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene or otherwise objectionable material or communication of any kind or nature.

  11. Termination or Suspension of Membership: Princess Margaret Auction Website reserves the right to issue warnings, temporary or indefinite suspensions or terminations of membership to the Princess Margaret Auction Website site to any user who violates any of the provisions set out in the rules, guidelines, and terms and conditions as listed or for any other reason at our sole discretion. If a member objects to any of these terms and conditions, or any subsequent modifications thereto, or is dissatisfied with the site in any way, such member's only recourse is to immediately discontinue use of the site and to terminate his or her membership. The following are examples of unacceptable member conduct which may result in termination or suspension of membership in Princess Margaret Auction Website's sole discretion:

    Violations:

  • Invalid or fraudulent registration information

  • Any abuse of Princess Margaret Auction Website feedback/ratings, discussion board and live chat forums

  • Fraudulent selling or bidding activity

  • Deadbeat selling and bidding activity

  • Multiple accounts

  • Participation by minors

  • Abuse of our Privacy Policy

  • Repeated bid retraction requests

  • Shill bidding

  • Colluding with others

  • Failing to pay after winning an auction or purchasing a fixed price item

  1. Eligible bidder must be age of legal majority in the country from which they are bidding.

  2. This auction is being conducted on behalf of and at the direction of other parties. All parties involved are not responsible or liable for any errors, omissions or for any warranties or guarantees or for the fitness of use of a particular item either explicit or implied herein.

  3. Your bid is a binding legal agreement that you will honor if you are the successful winning bidder. The winning bid includes any buyers premium or 'Fee's' as stated on the auction.

  4. All bids are legally binding and enforced. Even if you are not the high bidder at the end of the auction your bid is still considered to be a legally binding purchase agreement at the highest registered bid amount placed by your account on the Site. In the rare event where the winning bidder defaults on payment, the second highest bidder will become legally bound to complete the transaction at their highest registered bid amount and will be notified within five (5) hours after the close of the auction to complete the transaction. Placing a bid and being outbid does not release you from your obligation or liability to complete the sale of this item. In the event where you are provided a second chance offer, whether you accept it or not you will be required to complete the transaction only at the highest bid amount placed by you. This applies to all subsequent bidders thereafter. In no way does this remove any liability from the highest bidder. The seller will pursue compensation for any loss or damages as a result of any bidding activity deemed to be fraudulent in nature or that causes damage(s) and harm to the auction to the fullest extent as permissible by law. Please note that actions such as, but not limited to; placing a high bid in error to uncover a reserve price, retracting a bid at any point during the auction, retracting a bid in the last 24 hours of the auction, placing a bid and retracting it in error without placing a follow-up bid, failing to pay for the item within the time specified, non payment of an auction item or any other type of activity that may disrupted or cause harm to the auction process will create a situation where the auction can not run properly and will cause great harm and damage to the auction process. This will cause the Site, Clients and Auction Provider to incur significant costs, losses, damages and expenses. The minimum cost the Auction Provider, Donor and Client will incur from such actions is at least $15,000.00 CAD ('Stated Costs'). This cost represents the sellers marketing, advertising and expenses. Your actions may bring additional costs and or damages against the Seller which we will hold you liable for including but not limited to the cost of recovery, re-listing, re-marketing and or legal fees.

  5. In the event where you place a bid you acknowledge and understand the you will be held liable for all costs and damages associated with cancelling a bid or non-payment and be liable to the Seller for the amount specified in Sec.8 for Stated Costs. The Seller may take additional legal action against you for fraudulent bidding activity to recover the entire final bid price in addition to cost associated with damages caused by fraudulent bidding which includes but is not limited to; administrative fees, legal fees and recovery costs. The Seller and the Auction Provider may provide all information to local authorities, credit bureaus and other reporting and collection agencies. The Seller and the Auction Provider and its partners reserve the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law against non paying bidders or any individual who compromises the integrity and good will of this auction event by placing fraudulent bids or any type of activity that may be viewed to be harmful and detrimental to the outcome of this auction.

  6. The details listed on the auction pages are the final detail about the item you are purchasing. Our customer service team may assist with providing you answers or additional details about an auction item or package. This information is non binding and should not be relied upon. Any information provided through email or phone support is purely general information and no change to the auction item is implied. Customer service & management does not have the authorization to modify or change the terms and conditions of any auction item unless it is specified on the auction listing page and as such all items are sold 'as is' and 'where as'. All sales are final with no buy back or refunds.

  7. Please note that shill bidding is neither allowed nor tolerated. This practice is illegal and carries legal consequences in many areas. Shill bidding is the deliberate placing of bids to artificially raise the price of an item and is not allowed. We track and monitor all bidding activity and you agree to allow us to use the information you have provided us and that we collect to persecute you for any action that is damaging to the Site, the auction or it's Seller or Auction Provider.

  8. Princess Margaret Auction Website reserves the right to block a bidder or cancel any bid at any time for any reason including but not limited to, feedback, non-paying bidder status, bid retractions, recent bid history or other security reasons which in our own opinion we feel may be justified for removing or cancelling your big . Furthermore if in the Sellers sole discretion, it determines that for any reason the auction is not capable of running as originally planned or the integrity of the auction has been compromised for any reason, Seller may cancel the auction without notice and without any compensation to current or high bidders.

  9. All items are sold on an 'as is' and 'where as' basis without any warranties, modifications, changes or refunds. This auction does not include any item or services that are not detailed in the auction page. Princess Margaret Auction Website will not be liable to any party or nonparty for any act or failure to act on its part in connection with its performance under this agreement. Where there is an error in the listing, communication of a winning bid or other action caused in error the maximum liabilityPrincess Margaret Auction Website shall have to you is to refund you the monies paid upon return of the items if applicable.

  10. The final outcome of the auction is determined by thePrincess Margaret Auction Website. All bids placed are considered contractual obligations. Modifications such as additions or cancellations to the auction may be made at anytime and the Seller is not responsible for any changes or modifications. In the event of an error or technical 'glitch' our maximum liability to you as a bidder is to refund any monies that we have collect from you. You agree to fully indemnify and hold harmless all parties for any losses you incur as a result of a system glitch, notification error, or any other issue that may arise that may cause you to incur any form of loss or risk from your participation, purchase or actions with our Site. Please note that some auctions may have a bid extension feature and as such the end time may be adjusted in the final minutes of the auction to allow all bidders fair and equal access to the auction and to avoid bid snipping (placing a bid in the last section of the auction).

  11. Payment for this auction item must be received within 3 days and may be made via Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Bank Wire or certified check unless otherwise specified. If you fail to complete payment for an item you have bid on you authorize Vonality to charge or debit the amount due from your credit card on file including any shipping, handling or buyers premiums or persue collections efforts for the amount owing plus any administrative costs. Where we can not charge the full amount to your payment method on file, you agree to allow us to charge the maximum amount possible. Unless payment is received in full you specifically agree that the payment amount captured by us shall be considered a non refundable deposit and unless paid in full you agree to waive all rights to a refund of such deposit and waive all rights and claims to the item.

  12. Where applicable the winning bidder may be required to enter a secure or private 'VIP' area to fulfill certain conditions of the auction experience where they may have the unique opportunity to meet the named celebrity or talent as noted on the Auction page. In all cases the winning bidder may be subject to security checks and hereby consents as part of their participation to the reasonable examination of their persons and when requested may be subject to additional security procedures. The winning bidder and their guest agrees that if requested in advance to provide their names, address, date of birth and other information as reasonably requested for further security verification including but not limited to criminal and police checks.

  13. All encounters may or may not be supervised by event staff and may be terminated at anytime without notice for any reason and no refund or claim may be made. Advance notice to any meeting will be provided and when available will be scheduled as far in advance as possible. The winning bidder acknowledges that due to the unique nature of these experiences it is sometimes difficult to anticipate and schedule exact meeting times. Therefore all participants must be available on standby during the entire duration of the experience for the meet-and-greet portion of the experience as any meeting may occur without notice and it is the winning bidder responsibility to ensure that they are available without delay. Any delay caused by the winning bidder may result in the experience to be forfeited and no claim for a refund or alternative meeting time will be entertained.The contents and composition including layout, look and feel and coding on this page or any auction listing page, About Me Page, disclaimers, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) in whatever form or manner either graphic, text, or digital format or presentation of any language either actual or digital are the property of the Seller and/or Auction Provider or the other copyright holders represented hereon and may not be copied, reproduced, duplicated, paraphrased, in whole or part for any purpose or reason whatsoever whether online or in a physical manner including storage to a computer system or storage device of any kind for republication or dissemination without the express written consent of the Seller. To violate this copyright protection is illegal and we will pursue such violations vigorously.

  14. Where an auction item involves travel to another country, it is the responsibility of the bidder to ensure they posses all the necessary documentation and/or passport/visa for travel. In the event where a bidder is denied access no refund will be offered.

  15. Termination of Auctions and Fixed Price Sales Listings: Princess Margaret Auction Website reserves the right to terminate at any time and without notice any auctions or fixed price sales in the event Princess Margaret Auction Website, in its sole discretion, deems them: (1) to be overtly inflammatory, controversial, or offensive to our members; (2) to be multiple, identical listings within a category or cross-posted in more than one additional category; (3) to contain advertisements that wholly or mainly are intended to divert buyers away from the Princess Margaret Auction Website site; (4) to display evidence of fraudulent or illegal listing information or bidding activity; or (5) violate any of the rules, guidelines, and terms and conditions of this site.

  16. Modifications to Site: Princess Margaret Auction Website reserves the right to modify or discontinue the site with or without notice to its members. Princess Margaret Auction Website shall not be liable to any member, vendor or buyer, in tort or in contract, should Princess Margaret Auction Website exercise its right to modify or discontinue the site.

  17. Disclaimer of Warranties: YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF Princess Margaret Auction Website IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS' AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. Princess Margaret Auction Website EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTIBILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. Princess Margaret Auction Website MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR THAT THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR FREE. Princess Margaret Auction Website MAKES NOT WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SITE OR AS TO THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE OR THAT DEFECTS IN THE SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED. Princess Margaret Auction Website MAKES NO WARRANTY REGARDING ANY GOODS OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED THROUGH THIS SITE OR ANY TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH THE SITE. USERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING ARRANGEMENTS FOR PAYMENT AND SHIPPING OF ITEMS. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY USER FROM Princess Margaret Auction Website OR THROUGH THE SITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN. IN THE EVENT OF A SITE ERROR, AUCTION ERROR OR OTHER ERROR OUR MAXIMUM LIABILITY TO YOU IS TO CANCEL YOUR PURCHASE/BID AND REFUND ANY MONIES PAID BY YOU. IN NO EVENT SHALL WE BE LIABLE FOR ANY COSTS, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITIES YOU MAY HAVE INCURRED FROM OUR FAILURE TO COMPLETE A TRANSACTION WITH YOU DUE TO AN ERROR IN A LISTING, OR CANCELLATION OF A SALE/AUCTION.

  18. Limitation of Liability: NEITHER Princess Margaret Auction Website NOR Vonality INC., THE COMPANY WHICH DESIGNED THE SITE BASED ON Vonality INC.'S PROPRIETARY SOFTWARE AND TECHNOLOGY, SHALL IN ANY WAY BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, OR FOR COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, OR RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED, OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH THIS SITE OR ALTERATION OF USER'S TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA, INLCUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE, EVEN IF Princess Margaret Auction Website OR VONALITY GLOBAL SOLUTIONS INC. HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

  19. Release and Indemnification: You hereby waive, release, forgive, discharge and relinquishes any and all claims that you may have against Princess Margaret Auction Website, Vonality Global Solutions Inc., their affiliates, subsidiaries, parents, shareholders, directors, officers, employees, agents and representatives which are connected with, relate to or are incidental to any Princess Margaret Auction Website transaction. You agree to indemnify and hold Princess Margaret Auction Website, Vonality Global Solutions Inc., their affiliates, subsidiaries, parents, shareholders, directors, officers, employees, agents and representatives harmless from and against any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your breach of these terms of use or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party.

  20. No Agency: No agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchiser-franchisee relationship is intended or created by this Agreement.

  21. Resolution of Disputes: If a dispute arises between you and Vonality or Princess Margaret or the Donor our goal is to provide you with a neutral and cost effective means of resolving the dispute quickly. Accordingly, you agree that we will resolve any claim or controversy at law or equity that arises out of this Agreement or our services (a "Claim") in accordance with one of the subsections below or as we and you otherwise agree in writing. Before resorting to these alternatives, we strongly encourage you to first contact us directly to seek a resolution by going to the Contact Us help page. We will consider reasonable requests to resolve the dispute through alternative dispute resolution procedures, such as mediation or arbitration, as alternatives to litigation.

  22. Law and Forum for Disputes: This Agreement shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the Province of Ontario as they apply to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within Ontario between Ontario residents, without regard to conflict of law provisions. You agree that any claim or dispute you may have against Vonality must be resolved by a court located in Toronto, Canada, except as otherwise agreed by the parties or as described in the Arbitration Option paragraph below. You agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts located within Toronto, Canada for the purpose of litigating all such claims or disputes.

  23. Arbitration Option: For any claim (excluding claims for injunctive or other equitable relief) where the total amount of the award sought is less than $10,000USD, the party requesting relief may elect to resolve the dispute in a cost effective manner through binding non-appearance-based arbitration. In the event a party elects arbitration, they shall initiate such arbitration through an established alternative dispute resolution ("ADR") provider mutually agreed upon by the parties. The ADR provider and the parties must comply with the following rules: a) the arbitration shall be conducted by telephone, online and/or be solely based on written submissions, the specific manner shall be chosen by the party initiating the arbitration; b) the arbitration shall not involve any personal appearance by the parties or witnesses unless otherwise mutually agreed by the parties; and) any judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction.

  24. Improperly Filed Claims: All claims you bring against Vonality must be resolved in accordance with this Resolution of Disputes Section. All claims filed or brought contrary to the Resolution of Disputes Section shall be considered improperly filed. Should you file a claim contrary to the Resolution of Disputes Section, Vonality may recover attorneys' fees and costs up to $10,000USD, provided that Vonality has notified you in writing of the improperly filed claim, and you have failed to promptly withdraw the claim.

  25. General:These terms of use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the province of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein. If any provision of these terms of use is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck and the remaining provisions shall be enforced.