The named website www.sierra-books.com is managed by Sierra Book Distributors (SBD). All content on the site is property of SBD. The site may also include material owned by third parties and posted on the site by virtue of a license, grant or some other form of agreement between the third party and SBD. The reproduction, duplication, distribution (including by way of e-mail, facsimile or other electronic means), publication, modification, copying or transmission of any material from this site is STRICTLY PROHIBITED unless you have obtained the prior written consent of SBD.
Users of www.sierra-books.com are also strictly prohibited from creating works or materials that derive from or are based on the materials contained in this site including, without limitation, fonts, icons, link buttons, wallpaper, desktop themes, on-line postcards and greeting cards and unlicensed merchandise. This prohibition applies regardless of whether the derivative materials are sold, bartered or given away.
www.sierra-books.com is a member of Transactium's Internet Secure Payment Gateway. Payments are processed in real-time and in complete security using latest encryption technology. Sierra Book Distributors has taken care to implement physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard the security of the data that you send. However we cannot guarantee the security of any data transmission over the Internet. Accordingly, we encourage you as our client to take every precaution to protect your personal data whilst on the Internet.
The online payment page that accepts credit card information, includes a linked padlock icon at the top right corner of the panel (see image below), which gives site security information when clicked. This panel uses the "https" protocol when communicating with the payment gateway server which is operated by Transactium Limited. Furthermore, before the site was put online, it was test and approved by our Bankers, who also checked that security features are up to international standards.
The Payment Gateway offers a complete securityCard details are only divulged to HSBC Bank Malta plc. Major credit cards (Visa / MasterCard) are accepted. If for any reason your transaction fails (example no funds available or card reported as misplaced) the sale is blocked, transmission of data is interrupted and no details are retained or recorded. solution. Data is encrypted both during transactions and during storage, using 128 bit data encryption.
Malta & Gozo
Should you prefer to order from www.sierra-books.com but are hesitant to divulge your credit card details we are giving you other options. If you live in Malta or Gozo, you may place your order by emailing us on email@example.com or contacting us via telephone. Customer care will then contact you (same or next working day 0800-1800) and confirm your order, asking for delivery address. You will again be contacted prior to the delivery to ensure that someone will be receiving the order and then pay upon delivery.
Payment may be made by cash / cheque (issued by a local bank) or even credit card at your door!! This applies only to orders with a delivery address in Malta & Gozo.
Shipping / Delivery & Returns
Our business is bringing books to the reader and we take our commitments seriously. We will process and deliver orders to the Maltese Islands and overseas – even to Santa! However delivery procedures differ and therefore please read on…
Malta & Gozo
Purchases made via www.sierra-books.com with a delivery address in Malta and Gozo do not carry any postage / packing charges. Such orders may either be collected from our premises or delivered to the specified address (Malta & Gozo). In short: no charge is applied for delivery of orders to local addresses.
Sierra makes use of AR Registered Mail through Maltapost plc services. Pre-payment is required for overseas orders to be processed. Postage and packing charges are added to your order on checkout. Delivery times vary but will usually be between 3 and 16 days depending on availability of the item purchased. As a client / purchaser you are responsible for complying with your country’s importation and customs regulations and understand that Sierra cannot be held responsible for any delays, charges or withholdings caused by customs control.
Should your order arrive at destination in an unsatisfactory manner or the book is misprinted / has missing pages / bad trim or in any other way defective kindly contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will remedy any justified complaint. You are kindly reminded not to send any item purchased back without prior approval. SBD will not be held responsible for any returns that are lost in transit, whether these have been approved or not. Returns will only be processed so long as they are accompanied by the relevant approval notice.
Exchange / Refund
Sierra Book Distributors does not refund in cash any purchase. Items purchased through www.sierra-books.com or from our premises may be exchanged after having received authorization from our offices. Kindly contact us for further clarification.
Prices shown on the website are in Euro. The price is inclusive of VAT, in Malta currently rated at 5% for books and 18% for cards, gifts, videos, DVDs, electronic equipment.
Overseas clients are duty bound to ensure that they are complying with the customs laws and regulations of respective receiving address.
Disclosure of personal information
All employees at Sierra Book Distributors are informed about privacy guidelines. We will not sell, distribute or disclose information about you as an individual or your personal usage of the site without your consent or unless required or permitted to do so by law.
Should you choose to register with us on the site or purchase from the site, information that is relevant in delivering your purchase will be disclosed to the company or employee performing the said delivery. Data held by SBD is done so in terms of the Data Protection Act 2001, laws of Malta.
Sierra Book Distributors distributes to all book sellers, stationers, bazaars, schools and public loos! If you have an account with us you have been provided with a login name and password.
We strongly recommend that when logging in for the first time you change and confirm your password to further secure your interests.
Wholesale clients may make use of www.sierra-books.com to place an order just as they have always done via our reps or via email. Your order will be delivered to your retail outlet against a sales invoice / COD document. The value of your order will then be added to your account as is normal procedure with sales on credit.
Now what on earth is that? What You Do Not See Ask For! If you are looking for a particular title but are unable to find it on www.sierra-books.com just drop a line on email@example.com and we will definitely do our utmost to meet your requirements.