Terms and Conditions

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Auction Rules

General Information: St. Michael Parish School and the auction committee warrant neither the quality nor the value of items at the auction.  All items are sold as is and are subject to conditions and terms stipulated by the donor.  Please inspect an item and specifications before bidding.  The dollar values are estimates provided by the donor and are not guaranteed by the auction committee for tax purposes.  By your purchase of an auction ticket and bid number, you waive any claims for liability against St. Michael Parish School for products or services received.  No exchanges, substitutions or refunds will be honored by the auction committee.  Every effort is made to describe items as clearly as possible. Please note expiration dates.  Unless specified, all items expire within one year of purchase. Out of consideration to our donors, please use the services within the dates specified. If an item is specified to be available for a certain date, please do not ask the donor to change the date, or any other circumstance of their donation.

Checkout: To be eligible to bid, you must have a bid number, which will be on the back page of your bid book and/or register your mobile phone number with GiveSmart. You will be responsible for all purchases made on your bid number. All items purchased throughout the night including Silent, Live, raffles, paddle raise and group sign-ups will be inputted into or auction database under the bid number the item was purchased with. There will be no cash on hand. CHECK OUT will begin approximately 1/2 hour after silent auction closes. Please check with us to confirm your winning bid on Silent and Live items before retrieving them. All items are to be paid in full and taken with you this evening.  Sign-up parties have a limited amount of space and will only be charged to the allowed number of initial completed sign-ups. Payment Options: Successful bidders have two options to pay for their items.  We recommend using our Express Pay option. If you registered your credit card online or added it as you arrived, we will charge that card with the items you purchased or won throughout the night  Please confirm your silent auction basket/raffle "win" with us before retrieving them. If you did not register your credit card online, proceed to check out to pay for your items While we prefer credit cards (MC, Visa, AMEX), we will accept checks.

Consent to Receive Text Messages

By supplying your mobile device number to the Website or any of the Microsites, you agree to receive text messages about the event for which you are registering, as well as information regarding the auction and the status of your bids from GiveSmart. Agreement to receive this information is not required to register for an event or place a bid at an auction.

Auction Terms and Conditions

All auctions are open only to people aged 18 or over, who unconditionally agree to be bound by the jurisdiction of the US courts.
By registering to an auction you agree to be bound by the event terms and conditions. Personal information will be treated in accordance with the GiveSmart Notice of Privacy Practices, which is incorporated by reference in its entirety in these Terms.
All bids are final and binding. If a bid is received in error then the promoter CAN remove the bid, BEFORE THE CLOSURE OF THE AUCTION, for you at their discretion.
Bids must be in US Dollars; and be received by the promoter by the time indicated at the event by the promoter. All winning bids must be above the reserve price for the item or at the discretion of the promoter.  Successful bidders will be notified within closing date of the auction.
Late, incomplete, unpaid bids, and bids below the reserve for the lot being bid for, will not be accepted. 
The successful bid for any one lot being bid for will be the highest bid received by the closing date. In the event that two or more bids equal the highest bid, the lot shall be awarded to the bid received first.
Successful bidders must remit their payment for the relevant lot directly to the promoter.
In the event of the promoter being unable to contact a winning bidder within seven days of the closing of the auction, or of the payment not being received within 5 days of a winning bidder being notified, the promoter reserves the right to award the lot to the next highest bidder. Should there be two or more bids equaling the next highest bid, the lot shall be awarded in accordance with condition 7, above. The promoter reserves the right to carry on awarding the lot to the next highest bidder until the reserve is reached. 
If, for any reason, the promoter is unable to award a lot, the promoter reserves the right to withdraw the lot from the auction.
The lots as described are available on the date of publication and are subject to availability.
Lots are not transferable and there are no cash alternatives. It is the responsibility of the successful bidder to make sure they have a valid passport and travel insurance and to obtain any necessary vaccinations and visas for their trip.
All lot descriptions are provided by the promoter and as such GiveSmart take no responsibility whatsoever for the accuracy of descriptions. It is the responsibility of the bidder to check with the promoter any details or descriptions of any lot.
The promoter reserves the right to change, alter or remove any description or lot from the auction at any time.
Events may occur that render an auction itself impossible due to reasons beyond the promoter’s control. Accordingly, the promoter may, at its absolute discretion, vary or amend the auction and the entrant agrees that no liability shall attach to the promoter as a result thereof.
The promoter will run the auction in a fair and consistent manner, however – for the avoidance of doubt, the promoter’s decision is final and for any bid to be counted must be received by the promoter before the close of the auction. It is the responsibility of the bidder to ensure their bid is received.

Tax Guideline: With respect to any donation made by you to St. Michael Parish School, or you receive goods or services in return, your contribution is deductible for federal tax purposes only to the extent that its value exceeds the fair market value of goods and services received.

For more information about these terms and conditions contact Gala@stmichaelcommunity.org