Terms and conditions

All Ben Benson Collection, LLC sales are governed by our Term and Conditions. Please fully read and review the Terms and Conditions prior to placing any bids. When registering to bid or submitting a bidder registration form you are agreeing to our Terms and Conditions. If you do not understand or agree to these terms and Conditions do not register to bid. Any questions should be emailed to benbensoncollection@yahoo.com or by phoning us at (302) 401-6639.

Ben Benson Collection, LLC Galleries, Inc. (Benson)

The lots listed in this catalog will be offered by Ben Benson Collection, LLC, (Benson) as sole owner and subject to the following Terms and Conditions. By bidding you agree and are bound by these Terms and Conditions.

Prior to Sale

Buyers are advised to personally examine the description for each lot(s) in which they are interested prior to the auction. Condition for all items are “As Is” for each catalog lot in the lot description. The packing and shipping cost is for shipping via UPS Ground or Fed-Ex with insurance for the amount of the winning bid. Additional information may be requested from Benson. Lots are sold “As Is, Where Is” and without recourse except as expressly stated herein:

  • All the Copper Map Engravings are warrantied to be authentic and where acquired by Benson directly from the US Government through the General Services Administration.
  • All items are “As Is” in the condition received from the GSA.
  • This warranty does not cover any typographical errors. 
  • Engravings are in generally good condition and usable but some may be dirty, tarnished and may have protective coatings/coverings on them.
  • All measurements are approximate.
  • Benson makes no warranties, express or implied, as to the merchantability or fitness for any purpose except as otherwise expressly stated in these Terms and Conditions.
  • The absence of any statement as to condition does not imply the lot is in good condition or otherwise free of wear, defect or effects of ageing. No statement whether written or oral, made in the catalog, advertisement, invoice, Benson posting, announcement or comment by the auctioneer, or otherwise, shall be deemed to create any warranty or assumption of liability except as expressly stated herein.
  • Ben Benson Collection, LLC makes no warranty that a buyer acquires any copyright, trademark or reproduction rights as to any lot purchased. Ben Benson Collection, LLC reserves the rights to reproduce any image of any lot sold at auction.
  • Except as stated herein regarding written authenticity Ben Benson Collection, does not accept return of items purchased at auction.

During Sale

Admission to the Benson: Ben Benson Collection, LLC reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to refuse participation in any auction and to reject any bid.

Bidder Registration: Prior to bidding a prospective buyer must complete a Bidder Registration Form, provide proof of identity and credit information. By registering to bid you agree and are bound by these Terms and Conditions.

Bidding as Principal: Any bidder making a bid accepts personal liability to pay the purchase price and applicable taxes except as otherwise agreed in writing by the parties prior to the auction.

On-line Bids: The Benson makes all reasonable efforts to execute on-line bids. The Benson accepts no liability for equipment failure, inability to access the internet or software malfunctions related to the execution of on-line bids.

Reserve: Lots in this auction may be subject to a reserve.

Auctioneer’s Discretion: The auctioneer may, in his sole discretion, refuse any bid, advance the bidding or withdraw any lot. In the case of an error or dispute during or after the auction the auctioneer may in his sole discretion determine the successful bidder, continue the bidding, cancel the sale or re-offer the item in dispute. In the event of a dispute after the sale, the Benson record is conclusive and binding on all parties.

Winning Bid: The winning bid is the highest bid acknowledged by the auctioneer. In the event of a tie bid, the winning bid will be determined by the auctioneer in his sole discretion. A dispute between bidders will be determined by the auctioneer, in his sole discretion, to determine the successful bidder or to re-offer the item. In the event of a dispute after the sale, the Benson record is conclusive. Title passes upon auctioneer’s acknowledgment of the winning bidder subject to the Terms and Conditions as set for the herein and the winning bidder assumes full risk and responsibility thereafter.

Cancellation: The auction may be cancelled at any time by Benson.

Post Auction

Winning Bid: The buyer agrees to pay Ben Benson Collection, LLC the winning bid price and shipping (as applicable). A successful bidder’s invoice from Ben Benson Collection, LLC will reflect the total buyer’s premium assessed by Ben Benson Collection, LLC and shipping (as applicable).

Payment: Buyer to make payment in full (including hammer price, and applicable taxes and shipping) within three (3) business days following the auction sale. Payment in U.S. dollars only. Payment by cash, money order, cashier’s check, wire transfer or major credit card is accepted.

Packing and Shipping: Benson offers packing, shipping and insurance of all items at a fixed cost of $75. This fixed cost for packing, shipping and insurance is included in the Ben Benson Collection, LLC item description and includes insurance. No orders will be shipped internationally. Benson and all third party shippers will declare the selling price as the insured value. In the event a purchased item cannot be delivered in the same condition as of the time of sale due to damage, theft, loss or mis-delivery Ben Benson Collection, LLC Galleries, Inc. shall not be liable for any amount in excess of that paid by the buyer. Because of the weight and number of items being auctioned estimated shipping date for items being auctioned is "within Ten (10) business days" after item is paid for. Items will be shipped by either UPS or Fed-Ex insured ground.

Non-Payment: In the event payment in-full is not received from the successful bidder in good and clear funds within three (3) business days following the auction sale, Benson may in its sole discretion exercise one or more of the following remedies in addition to any action available by law: 1) cancel the sale; 2) resell the item at such terms the Benson finds appropriate and hold the purchaser liable for any deficiency; 3) bar the bidder from bidding at future Ben Benson Collection, LLC auctions; 4) other actions as deemed necessary or appropriate.

Governing Law: The laws on Delaware shall govern auctions of Benson. Any disputes that may arise in connection with the auction and/or any auction purchase and all the terms and conditions set forth herein shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Delaware law. Bidders and successful bidders agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the courts in the State of Delaware with respect to any dispute arising in connection with the auction and/or any auction purchases. In the event the Benson needs to bring an action to enforce the terms and conditions herein and/or to collect any sum due and owing to it the Benson shall be entitled in addition to collect its reasonable attorney’s fees, collection agency fees and costs of suit.

Severability and Waiver: If any provision of or portion of these Terms and Conditions are deemed unlawful, void or unenforceable under applicable Delaware law, that provision or portion shall be stricken and severed from the remaining provisions which shall remain in full force and effect. Failure to enforce any provisions in these Terms and Conditions shall not be deemed a waiver of the right to enforce any other provision of these Terms and Conditions.

Assignment: Unless the Benson agrees in writing auction bidders or buyers may not assign their rights or obligations relating to an auction or sale by the Benson.

Modifications: These Terms and Conditions may not be changed or modified unless the Benson and the buyer have agreed in writing signed by both parties.

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Privacy Notice

Effective Date:  January 1, 2018

This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for Ben Benson Collection LLC and our website; http://www.benbensoncollection.com. This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website, except where stated otherwise. It will notify you of the following:

  • What information we collect;
  • With whom it is shared;
  • How it can be corrected;
  • How it is secured;
  • How policy changes will be communicated; and
  • How to address concerns over misuse of personal data.

 

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing 

We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone. 

We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g., to ship an order.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy. 

Your Access to and Control Over Information 

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number provided on our website:

  • See what data we have about you, if any.
  • Change/correct any data we have about you.
  • Have us delete any data we have about you.
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data

 

Registration 

In order to use this website, a user must first complete the registration form. During registration a user is required to give certain information (such as name and email address). This information is used to contact you about the products/services on our site in which you have expressed interest. At your option, you may also provide demographic information (such as gender or age) about yourself, but it is not required.

Orders 

We request information from you on our order form. To buy from us, you must provide contact information (like name and shipping address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an order, we'll use this information to contact you.

Sharing 

We share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.

And/or: 

We use an outside shipping company to ship orders, and a credit card processing company to bill users for goods and services. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes beyond filling your order.

And/or: 

We partner with another party to provide specific services. When the user signs up for these services, we will share names, or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services. These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.

Security 

We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of the web page.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (e.g. billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers on which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

Cookies 

We use "cookies" on this site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor's hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance their experience on our site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site.

Some of our business partners may use cookies on our site (e.g., advertisers). However, we have no access to or control over these cookies.

Links 

This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Surveys & Contests 

From time-to-time our site requests information via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.

Notification of Changes

Whenever material changes are made to the privacy notice specify how you will notify consumers.

Other Provisions as Required by Law

Numerous other provisions and/or practices may be required as a result of laws, international treaties, or industry practices. It is up to you to determine what additional practices must be followed and/or what additional disclosures are required. Please take special notice of the California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA), which is frequently amended and now includes a disclosure requirement for “Do Not Track” signals.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via telephone at (302) 401-6639 or via email at benbensoncollection@yahoo.com


This is an auction site for historic US Government produced Copper Plate Map Engravings, owned by Ben Benson Collection LLC.



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