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Welcome to the Australian Herpetological Society (AHS) website. Please read these terms and conditions carefully before using our website.

By accessing or using the website, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. If you do not agree with any part of these terms and conditions, please do not use our website.

1. Membership

1.1 Membership Benefits

  • Membership benefits include access to exclusive content, discounts on merchandise, and eligibility to participate in AHS events.
  • Membership is valid for one year from the date of registration and must be renewed annually to maintain benefits.

1.2 Membership Registration

  • To become a member of the AHS, individuals must complete the online registration form and pay the applicable membership fee.
  • Membership fees are non-refundable once paid.

1.3 Membership Renewal

  • Members will receive renewal notifications prior to the expiration of their membership.
  • Failure to renew membership will result in the loss of membership benefits until renewal is completed.

1.4 Membership Termination

  • The AHS reserves the right to terminate or suspend membership in cases of misconduct or violation of these terms and conditions.

2. Online Store

2.1 Product Descriptions

  • The AHS online store sells merchandise related to herpetology and AHS-branded items.
  • We strive to accurately display and describe all products; however, variations may occur.

2.2 Ordering and Payment

  • Orders can be placed through the website. Payment is required at the time of order placement.
  • Accepted payment methods include credit/debit cards and other methods as indicated during checkout.

2.3 Shipping

  • Shipping costs and delivery times vary depending on the destination and shipping method selected.
  • The AHS is not responsible for delays or damages caused by the shipping carrier.

2.4 Returns and Refunds

  • Merchandise can be returned within 30 days of purchase for a full refund, excluding shipping costs.
  • Returned items must be in their original condition and packaging.

3. Intellectual Property

3.1 Content Ownership

  • All content, including text, images, logos, and designs, on this website is the property of the AHS or its licensors.
  • Content may not be reproduced or used without prior written permission from the AHS.

3.2 Trademarks

  • "Australian Herpetological Society" and the AHS logo are registered trademarks of the Australian Herpetological Society.
  • Unauthorized use of these trademarks is prohibited.

4. Limitation of Liability

  • The AHS makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of information on our website; however, we do not guarantee its completeness or correctness.
  • The AHS is not liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages arising from the use or inability to use our website or services.

5. Governing Law

  • These terms and conditions are governed by the laws of [Your Jurisdiction], without regard to its conflict of law principles.

6. Changes to Terms and Conditions

  • The AHS reserves the right to update or modify these terms and conditions at any time.
  • Changes will be effective immediately upon posting on the website.
  • Continued use of the website after any such changes constitutes acceptance of the updated terms and conditions.

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The Australian Herpetological Society
PO Box R79
Royal Exchange NSW 1225
Meetings held at:
Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts
Mitchell Theatre – 280 Pitt Street
Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Meetings held on the 4th Wednesday of every month, excluding December and January
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