Terms & Conditions
Reptile online orders

Below are the terms and conditions governing this website, its visitors, and all transactions therein.

Welcome to BackwaterReptiles.com. If you continue to browse and use this website, you are agreeing to comply with, and be bound by, the following terms and conditions, which together with our privacy policy govern Backwater Reptiles' relationship with you in relation to this website. If you disagree with any part of these terms and conditions, please do not use this website.

The term "Backwater Reptiles" or "BackwaterReptiles.com" or "us" or "we" refers to Backwater Reptiles, Inc. The term "you" or "your" refers to the user or viewer of this website.

We are not responsible in any way, for the actions of the animal(s) you order through us. If you get bit, stung, or anything else as it relates to the animal, it is solely your responsibility and you agree to indemnify and hold us harmless from any liability therein. Always exercise caution, especially with venomous animals. We are not culpable for what the animals do once they are shipped.
Order at your own risk.

All credit card chargebacks that violate our terms are considered fraudulent activity. We take this type of customer abuse very seriously and we will use ALL legal means to pursue the debt, including an immediate filing with our collection agency (IC Systems), as well as filing for a judgment against the offender.

Our system is equipped with IP tracing capability, which we utilize in situations where we need to prosecute fraudulence. We also store delivery confirmation signatures to protect ourselves. Some consumers believe they can scam the system, and this type of customer abuse is considered interstate fraud, punishable by federal law.

IF YOU EVER HAVE A PROBLEM, please e-mail us with any issues (sales@backwaterreptiles.com), and we will do our absolute best to find an amiable solution.

Please note: You expressly acknowledge that you are solely responsible for properly researching and following the appropriate federal, state, and local laws which apply to your ownership of any animal(s) that you may purchase from us. Specifically, you agree to indemnify and hold us harmless from any responsibility or liability in relation to fulfilling your responsibility to both research and adhere to the appropriate federal, state, and local laws which apply to your ownership of any animal(s) that you may purchase from us. Please consult your federal, state, and local laws which apply to your ownership of any animal(s) that you may purchase from us prior to such purchase.

No order is too small. In other words: there are no minimum orders. Nevertheless, we reserve the express right to limit orders if otherwise required by applicable local, state or federal law.

Customers are obligated to pay for the products or services of this website, unless specifically notified otherwise. Customers that sign up agree to timely pay us all charges at the prices then in effect. In addition, Customers authorize us to charge their chosen payment provider. We reserve the right to correct any errors or mistakes that we make even if we have already requested or received payment. At our sole discretion, refunds or credits may be granted in extenuating circumstances or to correct any errors made by us.

You must be at least 18 years of age to place an order on this site. Agreeing to our terms signifies your adherence to this rule. We will not knowingly collect any information from children under 13. You must identify your age during the registration process if requested. We take the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA) as well as all FTC regulations very seriously, and our policies and procedures are designed to maintain strict compliance with the Rules and Regulations set forth thereunder. That being said, we do not assume any responsibility for any misrepresentations regarding the age of any user made in connection with any user’s registration for or use of this website. We reserve the right to terminate without notice the access of any user if we believe that the user has provided any false information to use when using this website. Should we determine that you provided any false information to us when using this website, we reserve the right to take appropriate legal action, including without limitation pursuing civil, criminal, and injunctive redress.

Each order being shipped to California will automatically have state sales tax added. An order shipped to any of the other 49 states is 100% tax free (subject to change as applicable under state law).

The preferred sex/gender of each reptile, amphibian, and invertebrate (if selected) is not guaranteed, most notably with hatchling and juvenile animals. We make our best efforts using decades of knowledge and experience, but we are not always 100% accurate. Snakes are generally very easy to determine sex/gender, but we still group them in with the overall disclaimer.

We cannot put animals on hold or layaway. The pictures on this website are simply representative of each species. This means the specific reptile, amphibian, or invertebrate you receive may or may not look identical or similar to the photographic depiction. Our available stock moves too quickly to provide us with an opportunity to constantly update online photos.

To place an order with us, you must accept all terms and conditions of this website by clicking "Yes" during the checkout process. Rest assured, we are very reasonable and always work to keep our customers extremely pleased (not just satisfied).

Please be advised that Title 21, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 1240.62(b), as amended, prohibits any viable turtle eggs or live turtles with a carapace length of less than 4 inches to be sold, held for sale, or offered for commercial or public distribution. All turtles and tortoises made available through this website with a carapace length of fewer than four inches are sold for bona fide scientific, educational, or exhibition purposes only, in accordance with Title 21, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 1240.62(b), as amended. Your order will not be accepted without your acknowledgement of, and adherence to, the aforementioned undersize turtle regulation during the checkout process by clicking "Yes" to our terms and conditions, thus providing your digital signature.

The term “turtles” as used in the controlling regulation means “all animals commonly known as turtles, tortoises, terrapins, and all other animals of the order
Testudinata, class Reptilia, except marine species (families Dermachelidae and Chelonidae).” See Title 21, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 1240.62(a), as amended.

The only exceptions allowed by law are set forth in Title 21, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 1240.62(d), as amended, which permits:

1. The sale, holding for sale, and distribution of live turtles and viable turtle eggs for bona fide scientific, educational, or exhibitional purposes, other than as pets;
2. The sale, holding for sale, and distribution of live turtles and viable turtle eggs not in connections with a business;
3. The sale, holding for sale, and distribution of live turtles and viable turtle eggs intended for export only, provided that the outside of the shipping package is conspicuously labeled, "For Export Only;" and
4. Marine turtles excluded from this regulation in accordance with Title 21, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 1240.62(a), as amended, and eggs of such turtles.

Violations of any provision of these regulations are punishable by fine, imprisonment for up to one year, and civil seizure and forfeiture actions.

No person or entity may use this website's content including text, pictures, code, icons, and images. We actively search for those who attempt to break the law by stealing our intellectual property, which is protected by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). We will seek punitive damages for any and all violations. That's a promise. If you have seen any of our content on someone else's website, please
contact us immediately and you will receive a coupon for 10% off your next order as a reward.

The service marks and trademarks "Backwater Reptiles" and "BackwaterReptiles.com" including any logo, slogan or word mark are service marks owned by us. Any other trademarks, service marks, logos and/or trade names appearing on this website are the property of their respective owners. You acknowledge our rights and the respective third parties in those marks. You may not copy or use any of these marks, logos or trade names without the prior written permission of the owner as expressly allowed by these terms and conditions.

Links from this website to external sites or inclusion of advertisements do not constitute an endorsement by us of such sites or the content, products, advertising and other materials presented on such sites or of the products and services that are the subject of such advertisements, but are for your reference and convenience. You access them at your own risk. It is the responsibility of you to evaluate the content and usefulness of the information obtained from other sites. We do not control such sites and are not responsible for their content. Just because we may have hyperlinks to such sites does not mean that we endorse any of the material on such sites, or have any association with their operators. You further acknowledge that use of any site controlled, owned or operated by third parties is governed by the terms and conditions of use for those sites, and not by our terms and conditions or privacy policy. We expressly disclaim any liability derived from the use and/or viewing of links that may appear on this website. You hereby agree to indemnify and hold us harmless from any liability that may result from the use of links that may appear on this website.

If there is any dispute arising out of this website, by using this website, you expressly agree that any such dispute shall be governed by the laws of the State of California, without regard to its conflict of law provisions, and you expressly agree and consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the state and federal courts of the State of California, for the resolution of any such dispute.

Nothing in these terms and conditions shall be construed as making either party the partner, joint venturer, agent, legal representative, employer, contractor or employee of the other. Neither party shall have, or hold itself out to any third party as having, any authority to make any statements, representations or commitments of any kind, or to take any action, that shall be binding on the other, except as provided for herein or authorized in writing by the party to be bound. These terms and conditions will be binding on and will inure to the benefit of the legal representatives, successors and assigns of the parties hereto.

NO WARRANTY. The information and materials contained in this website, including text, graphics, information, links or other items are provided "as is", "as available". WE DO NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY, ADEQUACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THIS INFORMATION AND MATERIALS AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS LIABILITY FOR ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THIS INFORMATION AND MATERIALS. NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, IMPLIED, EXPRESSED OR STATUTORY INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS, TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND FREEDOM FROM COMPUTER VIRUS, IS GIVEN IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE INFORMATION AND MATERIALS.

NO LIABILITY. Under no circumstances will we, our agents and employees, officers, directors, corporate partners, or participants be liable for any damages, including without limitation direct or indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages, losses or expenses arising in connection with this website, any information received from this website, any email distributed to any user or any linked website or use thereof or inability to use by any party, or in connection with any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus or line or system failure, even if we, or representatives thereof, are advised of the possibility of such damages, losses or expenses. You release us and our agents, officers, directors, corporate partners, and employees from claims, demands and damages (actual or consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with any such disputes. The website and its content are provided "AS-IS" and WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.

We utilize a collection agency for all debts which arise from customers acting outside the agreed upon terms and conditions. This includes chargebacks for non-covered animals, fraudulent orders, and other customer initiated abuses.

These terms and conditions govern your use of BackwaterReptiles.com. By placing an order with BackwaterReptiles.com, you are signifying your compliance with our complete terms and conditions. If you do not accept these terms and conditions, please do not use this website. The entire BackwaterReptiles.com website is wholly owned and operated by Backwater Reptiles, LLC.

Copyright 2016 – Backwater Reptiles, Inc. Visit us at: BackwaterReptiles.com.

  • Why buy reptiles?

    We offer exotic reptiles for sale online at absolute rock-bottom prices, which means we make these fascinating animals available to you affordably as pets, or even to start your own reptile breeding project. We are reptile enthusiasts who believe captive breeding is integral to the future of the market, as it not only helps protect wild herp populations, but is an incredibly rewarding experience that tends to intensify one's passion for these amazing prehistoric creatures. Whether you buy a snake, lizard, turtle, tortoise, or alligator, we are driven to provide the highest quality live reptiles for sale.

  • Why buy amphibians?

    Amphibians are generally slower-moving, and have uniquely moist skin which means they are never far from a source of water. Their life cycle is nothing short of incredible: they hatch in water, spend weeks or months in metamorphosis, then become either terrestrial or remain primarily water bound. Some salamanders even breathe through their skin! Our live amphibians for sale online include frogs, toads, salamanders, and newts. Some are huge, some are small, and virtually all are amazing to observe in captivity. When you buy amphibians from us, you can rest assured they are fully guaranteed to arrive alive and in great condition. Why not start an amphibian breeding project today?

  • Why buy feeder insects?

    Reptile and amphibian food should be varied, which is why we offer an array of feeder insects for sale. It's always far more cost effective to buy feeder insects in bulk, which often saves up to 70% off pet store prices. Plus, the feeders are delivered right to your doorstep. We offer live crickets for sale, as well as mealworms, wax worms, nightcrawlers, and now even lizards, all at the lowest possible prices. Our reptile and amphibian feeder insects and lizards include a guarantee of live arrival.

Why buy our reptiles?

We offer exotic reptiles for sale online at absolute rock-bottom prices, which means we make these fascinating animals available to you affordably as pets, or even to start your own reptile breeding project. We are reptile enthusiasts who believe captive breeding is integral to the future of the market, as it not only helps protect wild herp populations, but is an incredibly rewarding experience that tends to intensify one's passion for these amazing prehistoric creatures. Whether you buy a snake, lizard, turtle, tortoise, or alligator, we are driven to provide the highest quality live reptiles for sale.

Why buy our amphibians?

Amphibians are generally slower-moving than reptiles, and have uniquely moist skin which means they are never far from a source of water. Their life cycle is nothing short of incredible: they hatch in water, spend weeks or months in metamorphosis, then become either terrestrial or remain primarily water bound. Some salamanders even breathe through their skin! Our live amphibians for sale online include frogs, toads, salamanders, and newts. Some are huge, some are small, and virtually all are amazing to observe in captivity. When you buy amphibians from us, you can rest assured they are fully guaranteed to arrive alive and in great condition. Why not start an amphibian breeding project today?

Why buy our reptile feeders?

Reptile and amphibian food should be varied, which is why we offer an array of feeder insects for sale. It's always far more cost effective to buy feeder insects in bulk, which often saves up to 70% off pet store prices. Plus, the feeders are delivered right to your doorstep. We offer live crickets for sale, as well as dubia roaches, mealworms, wax worms, nightcrawlers, and now even lizards, all at the lowest possible prices. Our reptile and amphibian feeder insects and lizards include a guarantee of live arrival.

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