Welcome to the Altaika Web Site (“Site”). Please review the following basic terms that govern your use of and purchase of products from our Site. Please note that your use of our Site constitutes your agreement to follow and be bound by those terms (the “Agreement”). The terms “product(s)”, “item(s)”, “merchandise(s)” mean “Vests/Waistcoats”.
We may from time to time change the terms that govern your use of our Site. Your use of our Site following any such change constitutes your agreement to follow and be bound by the terms as changed. We may change, move or delete portions of, or may add to, our Site from time to time.
Unless otherwise noted, all materials, including images, illustrations, designs, icons, photographs, video clips, and written and other materials that appear as part of this Site (collectively, the “Contents”) are copyrights, trademarks, trade dress and/or other intellectual properties owned, controlled or licensed by Altaika’s owners collectively, and its subsidiaries and/or affiliates (“Altaika”). The Site as a whole is protected and trade dress, all worldwide rights, titles and interests are owned by Altaika.
The Contents of our Site, and the Site as a whole, are intended solely for personal, noncommercial (other than for the purchase of merchandise from our site) use by the users of our Site. You may download or copy the Contents and other downloadable materials displayed on the Site for your personal use only. No right, title or interest in any downloaded materials or software is transferred to you as a result of any such downloading or copying. You may not reproduce (except as noted above), publish, transmit, distribute, display, modify, create derivative works from, sell or participate in any sale of, or exploit in any way, in whole or in part, any of the Contents, the Site, or any related software.
USER COMMENTS, FEEDBACK, POSTCARDS AND OTHER SUBMISSIONS
All comments, feedback, postcards, suggestions, ideas, and other submissions disclosed, submitted or offered to Altaika on or by this Site or otherwise disclosed, submitted or offered in connection with your use of this Site (collectively, “Comments”) shall be and remain Altaika’s property. Such disclosure, submission or offer of any Comments shall constitute an assignment to Altaika of all worldwide rights, titles and interests in all copyrights and other intellectual properties in the Comments. Thus, Altaika will own exclusively all such rights, titles and interests and shall not be limited in any way in its use, commercial or otherwise, of any Comments. Altaika is and shall be under no obligation (1) to maintain any Comments in confidence; (2) to pay to user any compensation for any Comments; or (3) to respond to any user Comments.
You agree that no Comments submitted by you to the Site will violate any right of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy or other personal or proprietary right(s). You further agree that no Comments submitted by you to the Site will be or contain libelous or otherwise unlawful, abusive or obscene material. You are and shall remain solely responsible for the content of any Comments you make. You agree that Altaika may use and/or disclose information about your demographics and use of the Site in any manner that does not reveal your identity. By participating in Site sweepstakes, contests, promotions, and/or requesting promotional information or product updates, you agree that Altaika may use your information for marketing and promotional purposes.
ALTAIKA’S COMMUNICATIONS TO YOU
You agree that Altaika may send electronic mail to you for the purpose of advising you of changes or additions to this Site, about any of Altaika’s products or services, or for such other purpose(s) as Altaika deems appropriate.
Each sheepskin vest (called waistcoat in UK) is 100% handmade by skilled craftsmen. The beauty of each vest is precisely in the care that goes into making them. No two Altaika vests are identical; we cannot reproduce any single item. Moreover, no two patterns are the same nor will they be geometrically symmetrical. Colors will not be uniform and are mismatched – we do this on purpose. Our motto is: If you like it neat and perfect, it’s not an Altaika!
Altaika vests will come with imperfections. The vests are scruffy with scratches and marks as was the case with handmade and homemade vests more than 100 years ago. They are warm, versatile and useful.
Each vest/waistcoat is sewn up using a variety of small and larger pieces of sheepskin. In some cases we use vintage leather pieces that can be more than 2 years old. A piece may come unstitched and thus you may be required to re-stitch. That is not a reason for concern given our motto and clients.
A vests may have the original markings, stamps or pen marks from the tannery that are visible on the outside. These markings appear on the sheepskins for identification purposes. All sheepskin is either Central Asian or Turkish. The trim is USA leather.
No faux or synthetic leather is used anywhere on our vests. The trim along the rim or hem of the vest/waistcoats and collars (and hoods, when available) are all natural leather (and is either sheepskin, deerskin, cow hide or pigskin). The zippers are original YKK zippers of the highest quality; if a vest does not have a YKK zipper, only the zipper size will be identified.
In purchasing an Altaika vest/waistcoat, the customer acknowledges that the leather used in our vests/waistcoats is not machine made and can be vintage materials and, as any non-natural product, may tear and/or come unstitched and, thus, you may require to re-stitch. We on purpose do not produce vests/waistcoats with machine-like perfection. Our vests/waistcoats are scruffy and tough without symmetrical patterns or uniform colors.
We have made every effort to display as accurately as possible the colors of our products that appear at the Site. However, as the actual colors you see will depend on your monitor, we cannot guarantee that your monitor’s display of any color will be accurate. Moreover, the colors of Altaika vest/waistcoats will not be uniform and were specifically designed not to be either uniform in color or symmetrical in layout.
LINKS TO OTHER WEB SITES AND SERVICES
To the extent that this Site contains links to outside services and resources, the availability and content of which Altaika does not control, any concerns regarding any such service or resource, or any link thereto, should be directed to the particular outside service or resource.
This site and all contents of the site are provided on an “as is” basis without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including without limitation warranties of title or implied warranties of merchant ability or fitness for a particular purpose. You acknowledge, by your use of the site, that your use of the site is at your sole risk, that you assume full responsibility for all costs associated with all necessary servicing or repairs of any equipment you use in connection with your use of our site, and that Altaika shall not be liable for any damages of any kind related to your use of this site.
It is your responsibility to evaluate the information and other content available through this site. This site and the information and materials contained in this site are subject to change at any time, and from time to time, without prior or subsequent notice.
From time to time there may be information on www.altaika.com that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies, or omissions that may relate to product descriptions, pricing, and availability. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions and to change or update information at any time without prior notice (including after you have submitted your order). We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNIFICATION
In no event shall Altaika, or any of its officers, members, directors, employees or volunteers, in whatever capacity or wherever they may be located, be liable for any actual, direct, indirect, special, punitive, incidental, exemplary or consequential damages, or any other damages whatsoever, even if Altaika has been previously advised of the possibility of such damages, whether in an action under contract, tort or under any other theory, arising out of or in connection with the use, inability to use, or performance of the information, products and materials on this site.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Altaika, its affiliates and its officers, members directors, employees and volunteers from and against any and all claims, damages, losses, costs and expenses, including, but not limited to, attorneys’ fees and court costs, arising from or related to your use of this Agreement and/or products and/or your breach of any representation, warranty, or other provision of the Agreement. The same terms and conditions as herein outlined without limitations are extended to and apply to Belokurik Distributors LLC, or any of its officers, members, directors, employees or volunteers, in whatever capacity or wherever they may be located.
Unless otherwise specified and except to the extent Altaika products are offered for sale in the United States and elsewhere through this Site, this Site and the Contents thereof are displayed solely for the purpose of promoting Altaika’s products and services available in the United States and select foreign markets.
This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Virginia, without regard to any conflict of law provisions. Any dispute arising under this Agreement shall be resolved exclusively by the state and federal courts of the State of Virginia, United States of America.
This Agreement is effective unless and until terminated by either you or Altaika. You may terminate this Agreement at any time. Altaika also may terminate this Agreement at any time and may do so immediately without notice, and accordingly deny you access to the Site, if in Altaika’s sole discretion you fail to comply with any term or provision of this Agreement. Upon any termination of this Agreement by either you or Altaika, you must promptly destroy all materials downloaded or otherwise obtained from this Site, as well as all copies of such materials, whether made under the terms of this Agreement or otherwise.