Iowa Chapter, Safari Club International Terms and Conditions 2018:

Iowa Chapter SCI – Auction Program Rules & Regulations

Iowa Chapter SCI is a Section 501(c)(4), non-profit membership organization. Our members are conservationists who hunt. Our mission is conservation of wildlife, education of the public, and advocacy for hunting and hunter's rights. Iowa Chapter SCI appreciates the support of its donors and members in helping to further its programs and goals. Auction revenue funds a great portion of Iowa Chapter SCI's operating budget. The majority of the dollars raised goes to support Iowa Chapter SCI's conservation and education programs and for protection of the hunter. The term “auction” refers to silent auction, live auction and raffle.

Items donated to Iowa Chapter SCI and amounts paid to Iowa Chapter SCI as part of the auction do not qualify as charitable deductions. Iowa Chapter SCI is not a qualified charitable organization. Refer to IRS Publication 1391, Deductibility of Payments Made to Charities Conducting Fund Raising Events and consult your tax advisor for information about charitable deductions.

AUCTION BIDDING PROCEDURES AND CONDITIONS OF SALE
1. All items auctioned are sold “as is.” Iowa Chapter SCI assumes no responsibility for the validity of the descriptions, authenticity, or condition of any item donated for auction. Iowa Chapter SCI makes no warranty or guarantee, express or implied regarding any property or service sold at auction including, but not limited to, any warranty of fitness for a particular purpose or merchantability. Values listed are as stated by donors and are not warranted by Iowa Chapter SCI for tax or any other purpose.

2. All items auctioned (whether goods or services) have been acquired or obtained by Iowa Chapter SCI from third parties. The purchaser acknowledges that the items have not been inspected by Iowa Chapter SCI and that the purchaser is advised, in the case of firearms, knives, bows, bullets or other weapons, to secure a competent inspection and test of the goods before use. No services auctioned are to or will be performed by Iowa Chapter SCI.

3. After bidding for an item concludes and the auctioneer designates a winning bidder, the designated winner (buyer) must immediately agree to a Buyer's Agreement. For buyers at the auction location, the buyer must sign the Buyer's Agreement and one copy will be given to the buyer. For online buyers, the buyer must click "I accept" after reading the Buyer's Agreement which, along with payment for the item, constitutes agreement to the Buyer's Agreement. All signatures on Buyer's Agreements and "I accept" with payment for online purchases, are legal and binding. Iowa Chapter SCI will not recognize changes, additions or deletions to any auction description agreed to by the buyer and donor unless such changes are noted on the Buyer's Agreement and signed by the buyer and an authorized representative of the donor, or in the case of online buyers, noted in an electronic writing exchanged between the buyer and an authorized representative of the donor.

4. By making a purchase, the purchaser waives any claim for liability against Iowa Chapter SCI or the donor of any property or service, and neither Iowa Chapter SCI nor the donor is responsible for any personal injuries or damages to property that may result from the utilization of any property or services sold. If any action or claim is made against Iowa Chapter SCI by an individual, entity, or state, local, federal, foreign or political body for any matter whatsoever arising from the use of the auctioned items, or any actions or parties conducting business with respect to the auctioned items, the donor and/or purchaser will pay Iowa Chapter SCI’s attorneys’ fees and costs and will hold Iowa Chapter SCI harmless from any judgment thereon.

5. After bidding for an item concludes and the auctioneer designates a winning bidder, the designated winner (buyer) must immediately agree to a Buyer's Agreement. For buyers at the auction location, the buyer must sign the Buyer's Agreement and one copy will be given to the buyer. For online buyers, the buyer must click "I accept" after reading the Buyer's Agreement which, along with payment for the item, constitutes agreement to the Buyer's Agreement. All signatures on Buyer's Agreements, and "I accept" with payment for online purchases, are legal and binding. Iowa Chapter SCI will not recognize changes, additions or deletions to any auction description agreed to by the buyer and donor unless such changes are noted on the Buyer's Agreement and signed by the buyer and an authorized representative of the donor, or in the case of online buyers, noted in an electronic writing exchanged between the buyer and an authorized representative of the donor.

6. IT IS THE PURCHASER’S RESPONSIBILITY TO CONTACT THE DONOR REGARDING PURCHASED ITEMS, SERVICES OR HUNTS and to make all arrangements for hunt dates and the application for necessary of paperwork for licenses and permits. Iowa Chapter SCI is not, and will not act as, a conduit or go-between between the purchaser and donor.

7. Although Iowa Chapter SCI has made every effort to ensure the quality of donated hunts and trips, it cannot, and does not, guarantee the satisfaction of either the donor or the purchaser.

8. The terms and conditions set forth in the Auction Buyer Policy and the Auction Hunt Policy are hereby incorporated herein by reference.
The purchaser’s acceptance of the Buyer’s Agreement signifies and guarantees that the purchaser has read and understands these Auction Program Rules and Regulations, the Auction Buyer Policy and the Auction Hunt Policy, and the purchaser accepts and agrees to completely abide by and be legally bound by all the terms, conditions, rules and regulations for the Auction Program.

Iowa Chapter SCI – Auction Buyer Policy

Iowa Chapter SCI offers donated hunts and items to its members at official Iowa Chapter SCI events through live auctions, silent auctions and the sale of raffle tickets for designated items. Iowa Chapter SCI’s policy for hunts or items acquired by members at auction or through a raffle program is as follows:

1. Iowa Chapter SCI offers hunts, art, jewelry, firearms and other tangible items for bid during live auction. All items are transferred as is. All valuations are provided by donors and all descriptions are based on information provided by third parties and Iowa Chapter SCI shall in no event be held responsible for their accuracy. Iowa Chapter SCI does not make implied or expressed warranties or representation of any kind, nor does Iowa Chapter SCI deem to have made any representation or warranty of the description, genuineness, attribution, provenance or condition of any item. No statement in the Iowa Chapter SCI publications, catalogs or brochures or in the bill of sale or invoice or elsewhere shall be deemed such a warranty, representation or assumption of liability by Iowa Chapter SCI. Any written warranties with respect to the items purchased are those solely and expressly supplied by the manufacturer or donor of that item or hunt. Although third parties sometimes provide appraisals with items such as jewelry, Iowa Chapter SCI does not verify or warrant their accuracy or origin. Appraisals are the result of subjective valuations and estimates of value and quality can vary markedly between competent and reliable appraisers. The provision of an appraisal does not represent a guarantee of value. Furthermore any written or visual presentation done or offered by third parties does not necessarily reflect the opinion or attitude of Iowa Chapter SCI.

2. Although Iowa Chapter SCI makes reasonable efforts to list all extra and ancillary expenses not included in hunt, travel, service and other items, lists of expenses in auction item descriptions should not be considered exhaustive or definitive and Iowa Chapter SCI will not be held responsible for their completeness or accuracy. The amounts of additional expenses listed in auction item descriptions are approximations and are subject to change without notice. Bidders should contact relevant donors before bidding for additional and updated information about expenses one can expect to incur in taking a hunt or trip or in using a service or item.

DISCLAIMERS OF WARRANTIES AND LIABILITY

General – Any hunts, trips, goods or services purchased by buyer at auction are provided “AS IS” without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Iowa Chapter SCI makes no warranties about any Donor’s accuracy, competency or reliability, or of the buyer’s satisfaction with his/her purchase. Iowa Chapter SCI’s acceptance of donor’s gift or donation does not imply endorsement of the donor or the donated hunt, trip, goods or services.

In no event shall Iowa Chapter SCI, its directors, officers, agents, employees, or representatives be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, or consequential damages however caused and on any theory of liability, whether in contract, strict liability, or tort (including negligence or otherwise) arising in any way or form out of the Buyer’s purchase of trips, hunts, goods, services or anything else purchased by Buyer at auction.

Hunts – Although Iowa Chapter SCI has used its reasonable efforts to ensure the quality of donated hunts and trips, it has no control over the operation of the donor and cannot and does not guarantee that the hunt or trip will be to the Buyer’s satisfaction. The Buyer understands and agrees that it is his/her responsibility to make all arrangements for hunt or trip dates, including travel and completion and filing of all necessary documents, including applications for licenses and permits. Iowa Chapter SCI cannot guarantee or warrant that a trophy animal or any animal will be taken during a hunt. Some hunts are subject to VAT and GST liabilities, which sometimes are due and payable before the hunt can be taken. Buyer understands and agrees that Iowa Chapter SCI is not responsible for these fees and that it is Buyer’s responsibility to pay these fees unless other arrangements are made with donor.

Goods - All goods covered by this invoice have been donated to or obtained by Iowa Chapter SCI from third parties. The Buyer acknowledges that the goods have not been inspected by Iowa Chapter SCI and that Buyer is advised, in the case of firearms, knives, bows, bullets, or other sporting and/or hunting equipment, to secure a competent inspection and test of the goods before use. The goods covered by this invoice are sold AS IS. Any written warranties relating to the goods are SOLELY those of the manufacturer or provider.

Services - All services covered by this invoice have been donated to or obtained by Iowa Chapter SCI from third parties, and are to be furnished by such third parties. No such services are to be or will be performed by Iowa Chapter SCI. Iowa Chapter SCI has no control over the operation of the donor and cannot and does not guarantee the delivery or quality of any such services and it is not liable for any loss or damage arising from or relating to the provision or non-provision of such services. Buyer acknowledges and agrees that in the event services purchased are outside of the United States, Iowa Chapter SCI shall not be responsible or liable for any political unrest or instability that may occur outside the United States, nor shall Iowa Chapter SCI be held accountable for any injuries or damages.

Please note a fee of $70.00 will be added to all online winning bidders.