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This service is operated by Redpoint Consulting Limited.

The services provided by Redpoint Consulting Limited ("Redpoint") through the Website ("Service" or "Services") and the use of the Website are governed by these Terms and Conditions ("Terms and Conditions"). By accessing or using the Services or the Website or by registering as a bidder ("Bidder" or "User"), you agree that

  1. You have read the Terms and Conditions,
  2. You understand the Terms and Conditions, and
  3. Your use of the Services and the Website will be in accordance with the Terms and Conditions.

If you do not agree to the Terms and Conditions, you may not access or use the Services or the Website.

The Terms and Conditions together with any additional terms and conditions specific to a particular auction constitute the entire agreement (the "Agreement") between Redpoint and User  and replace any earlier version of the Terms and Conditions.

Redpoint may amend  the Terms and Conditions at any time, at Redpoint's sole discretion, without notice. Any amendment of the Terms and Conditions will be displayed on the Website.  Use of the Services and the Website constitutes an acceptance of the current Terms and Conditions.

Role of Redpoint.

Redpoint provides the Services and the Website only as a service for auctioneers ("Sellers") who offer for sale items and Bidders may may bid these items. Redpoint is neither a principal with interest in the transactions, nor an agent of Bidder or Seller. Redpoint does not make, and should not be construed as having made, any representation or warranty of any kind concerning any of the offered assets or offerings, including without limitation any representation or warranty regarding the quality, safety or legality of the offered assets, or the truth or accuracy of any offerings.

Redpoint makes no representation or warranty of any kind as to the ability of either Bidder or Seller to complete a sale in accordance with these Terms and Conditions or otherwise, and in accordance with any additional terms and conditions specific to a particular auction.

Redpoint does not have the power to transfer title of any assets offered by Sellers.

Redpoint may at its sole discretion to block any User who does not comply with the Terms and Conditions.

In the event of any dispute regarding any transaction conducted through use of the Services or the Website the User hereby releases Redpoint, its partners and subsidiaries, and their respective directors, employees, agents and successors in title and each of the foregoing, from any and all manner of action or claim  and from any and all losses, damages, costs or expenses, including without limitation court costs and legal fees, which User may have against the Released Parties.

In particular, Redpoint shall not be held responsible for any loss, damage or cost or expense arising from the use of the Service, or in Redpoints' failure to provide The Service. The Service is not guaranteed to be error free or to be available at any time.

Auction House Terms

Terms of Sale

1. The auction takes place publicly. The placing of a bid constitutes acceptance in full of these Conditions of Sale by the bidder.

2. Interasia Auctions Limited (Interasia Auctions) is acting as agent for the respective sellers of the lots in the auction. All lots are offered subject to a reserve, below which the lot will not be sold.

3. The highest bidder acknowledged by Interasia Auctions shall be the buyer (provided the lot’s reserve is met). A buyer’s premium of 15% shall be added to the hammer price of each lot.

4. Interasia Auctions has the right to reject any bid, to advance the bidding at its discretion, to withdraw or divide any lot, to combine any two or more lots, to deviate from the lotting order, and in the event of a dispute, to determine the successful bidder, to continue the bidding, or to reopen the lot. Interasia Auctions’ decision in such case shall be final and binding. Interasia also has the right to refuse entrance to the auction to any person without giving any reason, as well as to require any person to leave the auction.

5. Interasia Auctions will execute written bids submitted prior to the auction and, in its discretion, bids provided to it by telephone before the auction (which should be confirmed in writing), but it and its staff shall not be responsible for any failure or error in executing such bids. In the event Interasia Auctions receives identical bids for a lot, the first bid received shall be the successful bid. No “buy” bids will be accepted.

6. A bidder acting as an agent on behalf of a third party must advise Interasia Auctions of this prior to the auction and shall be responsible for all purchases made on behalf of his clients unless otherwise agreed to in writing by Interasia Auctions prior to the auction. Interasia reserves the right to require agents to provide proof of their authority and to reject any bids from the agent.

7. Interasia Auctions will endeavor to accommodate those bidders who wish to bid by telephone, subject to staff availability. Interested bidders should make arrangements with Interasia Auctions at least 48 hours prior to the auction. Interasia Auctions and its staff will not be responsible for any failure or error in executing telephone bids.

8. The lots offered in the auction catalogue can be inspected by potential bidders prior to the auction at public viewing as set forth in the auction catalogue. Viewers will be responsible for any damage caused by them in the viewing.

9. The sale shall be conducted in Hong Kong dollars. Any currency converter at the auction is for general reference and convenience only. Interasia Auctions shall not be responsible for any error or inaccuracy on the currency converter.

10. Payment of lots is due within 5 days from the auction date, except in the case of postal or other bids that Interasia Auctions executes on behalf of bidders not present at the auction, such payment is due on presentation of Interasia Auctions’ invoice for the lots. Lots will not be given or sent to buyers until payment in full. All amounts and invoices are payable in Hong Kong dollars. Foreign currencies will be accepted only if agreed to by Interasia Auctions and in such case the buyer shall pay all bank charges and bear any costs arising from exchange rate differences.

11. All invoices that are not paid within 14 days after the auction shall be subject to a 5% late fee and shall also bear interest at the rate of 1½% per month from the date of the auction. If lots are not paid for in full within 30 days after the auction, Interasia Auctions shall have the right to exercise one or more of the following rights and remedies: (a) to cancel the sale, (b) to resell the lots at public or private sale, with the defaulting buyer to be responsible for any loss from the resale and all costs and expenses in connection therewith, (c) to apply any amounts received from the buyer or owing to the buyer from Interasia Auctions against the amounts owing to Interasia Auctions, or (d) to sue the buyer for breach of contract. The buyer shall be responsible for all costs and expenses, including legal fees and collection costs, incurred by Interasia Auctions in collecting on defaulted invoices and delinquent accounts.

12. The descriptions in the catalogue are statements of opinion and do not constitute any guaranty or warranty. The buyer may return any lot that is misdescribed, so long as the buyer notifies Interasia of his intention to return the lot and the reason for the return within 7 days of his receipt of the lot (but in no event later than 30 days after the auction), so returns the lot within 7 days thereafter and the lot is received by Interasia Auctions in its original condition and has not been altered. If Interasia Auctions disagrees with the proposed return, the item may, at Interasia Auctions’ option, be submitted for expertisation in accordance with clause 13 at the buyer’s expense (except if the item receives a negative opinion, the buyer shall not be responsible for such expertisation cost). Notwithstanding the foregoing, lots that are illustrated in the catalogue may not be returned for centring, margins, short or blunted perforations, or other details visible from the illustration, nor may lots be returned because the colour does not match the colour reproduction in the auction catalogue or on the website. Lots described as having any fault or defect also may not be returned for any faults that were not described. No lots may be returned for any reason whatsoever after thirty (30) days from the auction, except for lots put on extension per clause 13. In addition, the following lots may not be returned for any reason: (a) lots containing 5 or more stamps or items (other than a set of stamps) and (b) lots offered “as is.”

13. The buyer may only return a lot on the basis that it is not genuine if the item is placed on extension and the item receives an opinion that it is not genuine from the expertiser, all in accordance with this clause 13. Buyers who wish to get an expert opinion on an item must (a) notify Interasia Auctions in writing within 20 days after the auction that the item is to be expertised (and any expert that the buyer proposes the item to be submitted to), (b) promptly return the lot to Interasia Auctions in its original condition for submission for expertisation (if the lot has already been sent to the buyer) and (c) pay for the lot in full at the time of the expertisation request. Interasia Auctions will submit all items for expertisation under this clause 13 to an expert chosen by it, in consultation with the buyer. The buyer shall be responsible for all costs for the expert opinion, except if the item receives an adverse opinion and the sale is cancelled. If the expert issues an adverse opinion that the item is not as described in the auction catalogue, the sale will be cancelled and the buyer will be refunded the purchase price (hammer price plus buyer’s premium) for the lot. Lots containing 5 or more stamps or items (other than a set of stamps) and lots offered “as is” may not be returned for any reason as provided in Clause 12. Items with an expert certificate dated within the last five years are not subject to return for reason of genuineness or any other reason, nor will any item described as have any fault or defect be returnable for any faults mentioned in the expert opinion that were not described. No lot will be accepted as a return from expertisation if the item is indelibly marked as altered or fraudulent by the expertiser.

14. A lot is at the buyer’s risk at and from the time the lot is “knocked down” to the buyer at the auction, but title (ownership) shall not pass to the buyer until payment in full. Lots may be picked up at Interasia Auctions’ offices the first business day after the auction during normal business hours. Lots sold to postal or other bidders not present in person at the auction will be sent by courier service, registered mail or other means at the buyer’s risk and expense. Lots that are not collected within 30 days after the auction shall be assessed storage charges.

15. If a lot description is also provided in Chinese, the Chinese description is for general reference and convenience only. The Chinese descriptions are not complete and do not necessarily reference faults and other condition issues. Potential bidders are encouraged to carefully review the English descriptions, which are the official catalogue descriptions, and no lot may be returned because of any omission, inaccuracy or error in its Chinese description.

16. Interasia Auctions’ liability to any buyer, bidder or potential bidder is limited to refunding the purchase price for misdescribed and not genuine items under and in accordance with clauses 12 and 13. Any claim against Interasia Auctions or the seller of a lot thereunder is limited to the purchase price (hammer price plus buyer’s premium) for the lot. Neither Interasia Auctions nor the seller of a lot shall under any circumstances be liable for any consequential losses.

17. These Conditions of Sale and the respective rights and obligations of the parties shall be governed and construed in accordance with Hong Kong law, and the buyer (including for such purposes agents) hereby submits to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Hong Kong courts.

18. Interasia Auctions provides live-auction simultaneous internet bidding as a convenience to its clients. Neither it nor its staff shall be responsible for any error or failure with respect to execution of any internet bids or have any liability arising from any failures with respect to the internet bidding system itself, including, without limitation, (i) any failure of the system to operate or any breakdown or problems with the on-line bidding software, (ii) any loss of internet connection by either party for any reason, or (iii) any failure, breakdown or problems with the bidder’s internet connection, computer or system.

19. In case of any difference between these Conditions of Sale (in English) and the Chinese translation, the English version shall prevail.

Privacy Policy
Privacy policy
1. Introduction
1.1 We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; in this policy we explain how we will treat your personal information.
1.2 By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.
2. Credit
2.1 This document was created using a template from SEQ Legal (http://www.seqlegal.com).
3. Collecting personal information
3.1 We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:
(a) information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths);
(b) information that you provide to us when registering with our website (including your email address, address, telephone number, other information);
(d) information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our email notifications and/or newsletters (including [your name and email address]);
(e) information that you provide to us when using the services on our website, or that is generated in the course of the use of those services (including the timing, frequency and pattern of service use);
(h) information contained in or relating to any communication that you send to us or send through our website (including [the communication content and metadata associated with the communication]);
(i) any other personal information that you choose to send to us;
3.2 Before you disclose to us the personal information of another person, you must obtain that person's consent to both the disclosure and the processing of that personal information in accordance with this policy.
4. Using personal information
4.1 Personal information submitted to us through our website will be used for the purposes specified in this policy or on the relevant pages of the website.
4.2 We may use your personal information to:
(a) administer our website and business;
(b) personalise our website for you;
(c) enable your use of the services available on our website;
(e) [supply to you services purchased through our website;]
(g) [send you non-marketing commercial communications;]
(h) [send you email notifications that you have specifically requested;]
(i) [send you our email newsletter, if you have requested it (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require the newsletter);]
(k) [provide third parties with statistical information about our users (but those third parties will not be able to identify any individual user from that information);]
(l) deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to our website;
(m) keep our website secure and prevent fraud;
(n) verify compliance with the terms and conditions governing the use of our website ; and
(o) share information with individuals and organisations where fraud, attempted fraud, hacking or attempted hacking has taken place.
4.3 If you submit personal information for publication on our website, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the licence you grant to us.
4.4 Your privacy settings can be used to limit the publication of your information on our website, and can be adjusted using privacy controls on the website.
4.5 We will not, without your express consent, supply your personal information to any third party for the purpose of their or any other third party's direct marketing.

5. Disclosing personal information
5.1 We may disclose your personal information to any of our employees, officers, insurers, professional advisers, agents, suppliers, auction house cleints or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy.
5.2 We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group of companies (this means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and all its subsidiaries) insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy.
5.3 We may disclose your personal information:
(a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
(b) in connection with any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings;
(c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);
(d) [to the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset that we are (or are contemplating) selling; and]
(e) to any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information.
5.4 Except as provided in this policy, we will not provide your personal information to third parties.
6. International data transfers
6.1 Information that we collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this policy.
6.2 Information that we collect may be transferred to the following countries which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the European Economic Area: the United States of America, Russia, Japan, China and India.
6.3 Personal information that you publish on our website or submit for publication on our website may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others.
6.4 You expressly agree to the transfers of personal information described in this Section 6.
7. Retaining personal information
7.1 This Section 7 sets out our data retention policies and procedure, which are designed to help ensure that we comply with our legal obligations in relation to the retention and deletion of personal information.
7.2 Personal information that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.
7.4 Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section 7, we will retain documents (including electronic documents) containing personal data:
(a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
(b) if we believe that the documents may be relevant to any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings; and
(c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk).
8. Security of personal information
8.1 We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.
8.2 We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure (password- and firewall-protected) servers.
8.3 All electronic financial transactions entered into through our website will be protected by encryption technology.
8.4 You acknowledge that the transmission of information over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.
8.5 You are responsible for keeping the password you use for accessing our website confidential; we will not ask you for your password (except when you log in to our website).
9. Amendments
9.1 We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website.
9.2 You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.
9.3 We may notify you of changes to this policy [by email or through the private messaging system on our website].
10. Your rights
10.1 You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you; provision of such information will be subject to:
(a) the payment of a fee (currently fixed at GBP 10); and
(b) the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity [(for this purpose, we will usually accept a photocopy of your passport certified by a solicitor or bank plus an original copy of a utility bill showing your current address)].
10.2 We may withhold personal information that you request to the extent permitted by law.
10.3 You may instruct us at any time not to process your personal information for marketing purposes.
10.4 In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal information for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes.
11. Third party websites
11.1 Our website includes hyperlinks to, and details of, third party websites.
11.2 We have no control over, and are not responsible for, the privacy policies and practices of third parties.
12. Updating information
12.1 Please let us know if the personal information that we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.
13. Cookies
13.1 Our website uses cookies.
13.2 A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
13.3 Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
13.4 Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
13.5 We use both session and persistent cookies on our website.
13.6 The names of the cookies that we use on our website, and the purposes for which they are used, are set out below:
(a) we use cookies on our website to recognise a computer when a user visits the website / track users as they navigate the website / enable the use of a shopping cart on the website / improve the website's usability / analyse the use of the website / administer the website / prevent fraud and improve the security of the website / personalise the website for each user ;
13.7 Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies; for example:
(a) in Internet Explorer (version 11) you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking "Tools", "Internet Options", "Privacy" and then "Advanced";
(b) in Firefox (version 36) you can block all cookies by clicking "Tools", "Options", "Privacy", selecting "Use custom settings for history" from the drop-down menu, and unticking "Accept cookies from sites"; and
(c) in Chrome (version 41), you can block all cookies by accessing the "Customise and control" menu, and clicking "Settings", "Show advanced settings" and "Content settings", and then selecting "Block sites from setting any data" under the "Cookies" heading.
13.8 Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
13.9 If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.
13.10 You can delete cookies already stored on your computer; for example:
(a) in Internet Explorer (version 11), you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-11);
(b) in Firefox (version 36), you can delete cookies by clicking "Tools", "Options" and "Privacy", then selecting "Use custom settings for history" from the drop-down menu, clicking "Show Cookies", and then clicking "Remove All Cookies"; and
(c) in Chrome (version 41), you can delete all cookies by accessing the "Customise and control" menu, and clicking "Settings", "Show advanced settings" and "Clear browsing data", and then selecting "Cookies and other site and plug-in data" before clicking "Clear browsing data".
13.11 Deleting cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.
14. Our details
15.1 This website is owned and operated by Redpoint Consulting Limited.
15.2 We are registered in England and Wales under registration number [number], and our registered office is at The Stables, Hoarstone Court, Trimpley Lane, Bewdley, Worcs.
15.3 You can contact us by writing to the business address given above, by using our website contact form, by email to info@live-bidder.com or by telephone on +44 7971 883371.
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