How our incredible journey crosses paths with yours

It’s a story you couldn’t dream up, dotted with obstacles that would make most retailers turn back. Many of them did. But not Mr. Doulatram Boolchand Nandwani, known fondly to us as “Dada.” His amazing odyssey is 80-plus years in the making. It’s a journey where old-fashioned values like loyalty meet the latest offerings of authentic world-class brands. Where our close-knit family feeling extends to every employee. And where we’ve made the Caribbean our home while exploring exciting new destinations. For all its twists and turns, our journey has been and always will be guided by one simple goal: Our customers' happiness.

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1901

Mr. Boolchand sets sail for Panama, where he begins working for an Indian business, Tarachand Bhojram, as a salesman. He is quickly promoted to the position of manager, and eventually becomes a working partner in the firm.

1927

Mr. Boolchand leaves Panama to return to India. The vision to open a business begins, originally with a business partner, Mr. Parsaram Narwani.

1930

The original Boolchand's store, at the time called Oriental Art Palace is opened in Curacao. Oriental Art Palaces originates as an importer of fine goods from China and India. The original store sold oriental gift items including Ivory carvings, carved wooden tables and screens, brassware, embroidered table cloths from India and China, pure silk cloth and Japanese embroidered Kimonos.

1937

Mr. Boolchand's son, Chuhermal Nandwani, falls ill of kidney trouble and must leave Curacao for Japan for treatment. He ultimately returns to India.

1950

Doulatram Boolchand Nandwani ("Dada") joins the family business in Curacao, after the passing of his father earlier that year. The business was started by his father after a world-wide trip originating in Bombay on the Maluja Ship to France. Followed by another ship ride on the Queen Elizabeth from London to New York, through Kingston, Jamaica and finally to Curacao.

1952

The Boolchand Group opens a second store – Cortesia – in Curacao, this time in Hanchi Snoa. This same year, it also expands to Caracas, successfully opening a store under the Palacio Hindu brand name. In 1953, the original Caracas store is expanded into an adjacent space.

1963

The Boolchand Group establishes its first store in St. Maarten on Front Street, primarily selling linen tablecloths and blouses. The original glass storefront was imported from Puerto Rico as that size was not available in St. Maarten at that time.

1968

The Boolchand Group establishes operations in Bonaire and would have local operations until 2002.

1969

Riots engulf Curacao's Punda district, burning the entire building at Heerenstraat 10 (the original Oriental Art Palace) and all of the store's goods. With no insurance, Maduro & Curiel's Bank gives their full support so Dada can rebuild. The Boolchand Group relocates to the recently complete three-story building at Heerenstraat 4B and establishes new operations in the Curacao Freezone.

1970

Boolchand's establishes an exclusive distribution agreement with Marks & Spencer of London. Throughout the early 1970s, The Boolchand Group grows the portfolio of St. Michael Branded stores in Curacao, St. Maarten, St. Thomas and Aruba. Also in 1970, The Boolchand Group establishes operations in St. Thomas, selling tourist items and linens on the Waterfront, then relocating to 31 Main Street, where they begin to sell cameras and electronics as well.

1974

The Boolchand Group opens operations in Aruba, expanding to 6 stores over the course of 20 years.

1989

Boolchand's is offered the exclusive right to open franchise stores in the Caribbean under the Bye-Bye brand from Mexico. The Group quickly rolls out Bye-Bye stores in St. Thomas the same year, followed by St. Maarten, Aruba, Bonaire and finally Curacao.

1994

The Boolchand Group launches a new branded store focusing on fine jewelry and watches, D'Orlahn. D'Orlahn opens stores in Aruba. Stores in St. Maarten, Curacao, and St. Kitts followed the original store in Aruba. D'Orlahn was established to grow the branded boutique business with key luxury retailers.

1999

Ravee Nandwani, son of Ram and grandson of Dada, joins the family business in Curacao. The following year, Ravee is transferred to Aruba to run the local operations. This marks the official transition from a 3rd generation family business to a 4th generation family business.

2005

Working with the Minister and local government in St. Kitts, The Boolchand Group is one of the first island retailers to establish operations there, purchasing land and building five stores. The Boolchand Group is the first Indian-owned store to be opened in St. Kitts. The Boolchand Group begins its relationship with Pandora Jewelry, starting in St. Maarten and expanding to St. Thomas, Curacao and Aruba.

2009

The Boolchand Group deepens the collaboration with Pandora Jewelry, launching the first Pandora concept store in the Caribbean (the 30th Pandora retail concept store in the global network, which grew to over 700 by 2012).

2012

The Boolchand Group establishes plans to expand retail operations, as a Pandora partner, into new markets in the United States and South America.

The Boolchand Group takes its 30-year relationship with Apple to a new level with the opening of a standalone Apple store in Curacao. This is the beginning of the franchise relationship as an Apple Specialist.

2013

The Boolchand Group launches two new Crocs concept stores in St. Maarten and Curacao.

2014

The Boolchand Group begins a Crocs franchise operation in the US Virgin Islands and open a New Havaianas Kiosk in the Paseo Herencia Mall, Aruba.

2015

The Boolchand Group opens a New Pandora Concept Store at The Mall of San Juan in Puerto Rico.

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1947

Mr. Boolchand leaves Pakistan to Poona, only one month after India's independence day (August 15th).

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1951

Dada buys an old building at Heerenstraat 4B, with the dream of eventually converting it into a three-floor retail store. This dream is finally realized in 1969, just in time to facilitate recovery from a major disaster that year.

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1954

Dada helps the Ambassador of India in Brazil establish an Indian embassy in Caracas, Venezuela.

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1955

The Boolchand Group opens a Duty Free store in Curacao airport's transit hall.

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1957

The Boolchand Group expands its presence in Caracas with a second store location on Calle Real in Sabana Grande. Dada also establishes a successful wholesale business out of the Caracas location, selling to smaller shop owners in Isla Margarita and throughout Venezuela.

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1959

Dada opens a second store in Curacao – La Fortuna - in Heerenstraat, moving from Hanchi Snoa.

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1961

Government officials in St. Maarten invite 10 tourist trade companies of Curacao, including Boolchand's, to promote the island.

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1964

The Boolchand group establishes a second store in St. Maarten, called the Taj Mahal, selling table cloths, jewelry, watches, liquor, tobacco, cigars and other tourist goods.

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1966

Ram Nandwani, Dada's eldest son, arrives in Curacao from Tangiers to join the family business.

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1967

The Boolchand Group purchases a lot with a small store in St. Maarten. In 1972, this house would be demolished and a brand new, 5,000 square foot store would be opened selling electronics, cameras, jewelry, watches and linen.

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1972

The Boolchand Group's St. Thomas store is ruined by smoke from an adjacent fire. After reopening, another fire the following year causes a second "restart", followed by a theft within the store. The first several years in St. Thomas are challenging with several restarts.

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1973

Haresh Nandwani, arrives from Poona to operate the Boolchand's stores in St. Maarten.

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1971

Lachu Nandwani joins the family business to operate the Caracas business. In 1976, he would leave Caracas to join The Boolchand Group's St. Maarten operations.

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1975

Dada becomes the first president of a newly registered organization, The Indian Merchants Association of the Netherlands Antilles (called I.M.A.N.A).

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1975

Nari Nandwani, Dada's fourth son, arrives from India to St. Maarten, joining Haresh.

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1976

The Boolchand Group expands the St. Thomas operations into the Havensight Harbour, simultaneously opening two locations there.

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1978

Dada is appointed Honorary Consul of India for the Netherlands Antilles, covering Curacao, Aruba, Bonaire, St. Maarten, Statia and Saba.

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1979

Lachu Nandwani leaves the St. Maarten operations to manage operations in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands.

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1995

Boolchand's is granted the exclusive right to distribute Ecco shoes from Denmark in the Caribbean. It also opens a standalone Ecco store in Curacao.

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2002

Dada retires from the Honorary Consul role and Ram D. Boolchand is appointed to the post. The Boolchand Group exits retail operations in Venezuela, focusing on the core island retail and wholesale business.

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2004

The Boolchand Group becomes a distribution partner of Havaianas of Brazil.

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2006

The Boolchand Group becomes a distribution partner of Crocs shoes. Navin Nandwani, son of Nari and grandson of Dada, joins the family business in St. Maarten.

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2007

Jai Nandwani, son of Lachu and grandson of Dada, joins the family business in Curacao.

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2010

The Boolchand Group establishes a second Pandora Concept Store in St. Thomas and a third in Aruba. In 2011, a second Concept Store in St. Thomas is opened as well as a store in Curacao.

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2011

The Boolchand Group expands operations, as a Pandora Partner, into the United States, opening up in Miami. The Boolchand Group now operates 6 shop-in-shops and 6 concept Pandora Jewelry stores.

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PRIVACY POLICY

Last updated December 20, 2018

Thank you for choosing to be part of our community at The Boolchand Group. We are committed to protecting your personal information and your right to privacy. If you have any questions or concerns about our policy, or our practices with regards to your personal information, please contact us at info@boolchand.com.

When you visit our website https://boolchand.com, and use our services, you trust us with your personal information. We take your privacy very seriously. In this privacy notice, we describe our privacy policy. We seek to explain to you in the clearest way possible what information we collect, how we use it and what rights you have in relation to it. We hope you take some time to read through it carefully, as it is important. If there are any terms in this privacy policy that you do not agree with, please discontinue use of our Sites and our services.

This privacy policy applies to all information collected through our website, and/or any related services, sales, marketing or events (we refer to them collectively in this privacy policy as the “Sites”).

Please read this privacy policy carefully as it will help you make informed decisions about sharing your personal information with us.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
  2. HOW DO WE USE YOUR INFORMATION?
  3. WILL YOUR INFORM ATION BE SHARED WITH ANYONE?
  4. WHO WILL YOUR INFORM ATION BE SHARED WITH?
  5. DO WE USE COOKIES ANO OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES?
  6. HOW LONG DO WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION?
  7. HOW DO WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION SAFE?
  8. DO WE COLLECT INFORMATION FROM MINORS?
  9. WHAT ARE YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS?
  10. CONTROLS FOR DO-NOT-TRACK FEATURES
  11. DO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS HAVE SPECIFIC PRIVACY RIGHTS?
  12. DO WE MAKE UPDATES TO THIS POLICY?
  13. HOW CAN YOU CONTACT US ABOUT THIS POLICY?


1. WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?

Personal information you disclose to us
In Short: We collect personal information that you provide to us such as name, address, contact information, passwords and security data, and payment information.
We collect personal information that you voluntarily provide to us when registering at the Sites expressing an interest in obtaining information about us or our products and services, when participating in activities on the Sites or otherwise contacting us.
The personal information that we collect depends on the context of your interactions with us and the Sites, the choices you make and the products and features you use.
The personal information we collect can include the following:
Name and Contact Data. We collect your first and last name, email address, postal address, phone number, and other similar contact data, Credentials, We collect passwords, password hints, and similar security information used for authentication and account access, Payment Data, We collect data necessary to process your payment if you make purchases, such as your payment instrument number (such as a credit card number), and the security code associated with your payment instrument. AII payment data is stored by our payment processor and you should review its privacy policies and contact the payment processor directly to respond to your questions.
All personal information that you provide to us must be true, complete and accurate, and you must notify us of any changes to such personal information, information collected from other sources.

In Short: We may collect limited data from public database, marketing partners, and other outside sources.
We may obtain information about you from other sources, such as public databases, joint marketing partners, as well as from other third parties. Examples of the information we receive from other sources include: social media profile information: marketing leads and search results and links, including paid listings (such as sponsored links).

2. HOW DO WE USE YOUR INFORMATION?

In Short: We process your information for purposes based on legitimate business interests, the fulfillment of our contract with you, compliance with our legal obligations, and/or your consent.
We use personal information collected via our Sites for a variety of business purposes described below. We process your personal information for these purposes in reliance on our legitimate business interests, in order to enter into or perform a contract with you, with your consent, and/or for compliance with our legal obligations. We indicate the specific processing grounds we rely on next to each purpose listed below.

We use the information we collect or receive:

  • To facilitate account creation and logon process. If you choose to link your account with us to a third party account* (such as your Google or Facebook account), we use the information you allowed us to collect from those third parties to facilitate account creation and logon process.
  • To send you marketing and promotional communications. We and/or our third party marketing partners may use the personal information you send to us for our marketing purposes, if this is in accordance with your marketing preferences. You can opt-out of our marketing emails at any time (see the ” WHAT ARE YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS ” below).
  • To send administrative information to you. We may use your personal information to send you product, service and new feature information and/or information about changes to our terms, conditions, and policies.
  • Fulfill and manage your orders. We may use your information to fulfill and manage your orders, payment, returns, and exchanges made through the sites.
  • To post testimonials. We post testimonials on our Sites that may contain personal information Prior to posting a testimonial, we will obtain your consent to use your name and testimonial. If you wish to update, or delete your testimonial, please contact us at info@boolchand.com and be sure to include your name, testimonial location, and contact information.
  • Deliver targeted advertising to you. We may use your information to develop and display content and advertising (and work with third parties who do so) tailored to your interests and/or location and to measure its effectiveness. For more information, see our Cookie Policy: https://boolchand.com/cookie-policy.
  • Request Feedback. We may use your information to request feedback and to contact you about your use of our Sites.
  • To protect our Sites. We may use your information as part of our efforts to keep our Sites safe and secure (for example, for fraud monitoring and prevention).
  • For other Business Purposes. We may use your information for other Business Purpose, such as data analysis, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns and to evaluate and improve our Sites, products, services. Marketing and your experience.

3. WILL YOUR INFORMATION BE SHARED WITH ANYONE?

In Short: We only share information with your consent, to comply with laws, to protect your rights, or to fulfill business obligations.

We may process or share data based on the following legal basis:

  • Consent: We may process your data if you have given us specific consent to use your personal information in a specific purpose.
  • Legitimate interests: We may process your data when it is reasonably necessary to achieve our legitimate business interests.
  • Performance of a Contract: Where we have entered into a contract with you, we may process your personal information to fulfill the terms of our contract.
  • Legal Obligations: We may disclose your information where we are legally required to do so in order to comply with applicable law, governmental requests, a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process, such as in response to a court order or a subpoena (including in response to public authorities to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.)
  • Vital interests: We may disclose your information where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding potential violations of our policies, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person and illegal activities. or as evidence in litigation in which we are involved. More specifically, we may need to process your data or share your personal information in the following situations:
    • Vendors, Consultants and Other Third-Party Service Providers. We may share your data with third party vendors, service providers, contractors or agents who perform services for us or on our behalf and require access to such information to do that work. Examples include: payment processing, data analysis, email delivery, hosting services, customer service and marketing efforts. We may allow selected third parties to use tracking technology on the Sites, which will enable them to collect data about how you interact with the Sites over time. This information may be used to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content and better understand online activity. Unless described in this Policy, we do not share, sell, rent or trade any of your information with third parties for their promotional purposes.
    • Business Transfers. We may share or transfer your information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing, or acquisition of all or portion of our business to another company.

4. WHO WILL YOUR INFORMATION BE SHARED WITH?

In Short: We only share information with the following third parties.

We only share and disclose your information with the following third parties. We have categorized each party so that you may be easily understand the purpose of our data collection and processing practices. If we have processed your data based on your consent and you wish to revoke your consent, please contact us.

  • Advertising, Direct Marketing, and Lead Generation: Google AdSense and Facebook Audience Network
  • Communicate and Chat with Users: LiveChat
  • Content Optimization: Google Site Search
  • Social Media Sharing and Advertising: Facebook advertising, AddThis and Instagram advertising
  • Web and Mobile Analytics: Google Analytics and Google Ads

5. DO WE USE COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES?

In Short: We may use cookies and other tracking technologies to collect and store your information.
We may use cookies and similar tracking technologies (like web beacons and pixels) to access or store information. Specific information about how we use such technologies and how you can refuse certain cookies is set out in our Cookie Policy: https://boolchand.com/cookie-policy.

6. HOW LONG DO WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION?

In Short: We keep your information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this privacy policy unless otherwise required by law.
We will only keep your personal information for as long as it is necessary for the purposes set out in this privacy policy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law (such as tax, accounting or other legal requirements.) No purpose in this policy will require us keeping your personal information for longer than the period of time in which users have an account with us.
When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymize it, or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.

7. HOW DO WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION SAFE?

In Short: We aim to protect your personal information through a system of organizational and technical security measures.
We have implemented appropriate technical and organizational security measures designed to protect the security of any personal information we process. However, please also remember that we cannot guarantee that the internet itself is 100% secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, transmission of personal information to and from our Sites is at your own risk. You should only access the services within a secure environment.

8. DO WE COLLECT INFORMATION FROM MINORS?

In Short: We do not knowingly collect data from or market to children under 18 years of age.
We do not knowingly solicit data from or market to children under 18 years of age. By using the Sites, you represent that you are at least 18 or that you are the parent or guardian of such a minor and consent to such minor dependent’s use of the Sites. If we learn that personal information from users less than 18 years of age has been collected, we will deactivate the account and take reasonable measures to promptly delete such data from our records. lf you become aware of any data we have collected from children under age 18, please contact us at info@boolchand.com.

9. WHAT ARE YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS?

In Short: You may review, change, or terminate your account at any time.
If you are resident in the European Economic Area and you believe we are unlawfully processing your personal information, you also have the right to complain to your local data protection supervisory authority. You can find their contact details here: http://ec.europa.eu/justiced/data-protection/bodies/authorities/index_en.htm.

Account information

If you would at any time like to review or change the information in your account or terminate your account, you can:

  • Log into your account settings and update your user account.
  • Contact us using the contact information provided.

Upon your request to terminate your account, we will deactivate or delete your account and information from our active databases. However, some information may be retained in our files to prevent fraud, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigation, enforce our Terms of Use and/or comply with legal requirements. Cookies and similar technologies: Most Web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove cookies and to reject cookies. If you choose to remove cookies or reject cookies, this could affect certain features or services of our Sites. To opt-out of interest-based advertising by advertisers on our Sites visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ . For further information, please see our Cookie Policy: https:1/boolchand.com/cookie­ policy. Opting out of email marketing: You can unsubscribe from our marketing email list at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the emails that we send or by contacting us using the details provided below. You will then be removed from the marketing email list - however, we will still need to send you service-related emails that are necessary for the administration and use of your account.

To otherwise opt-out, you may:

  • Note your preferences when you register an account with the site.
  • Contact us using the contact information provided.

10. CONTROLS FOR DO-NOT-TRACK FEATURES

Most web browsers and some mobile operating systems and mobile applications include a Do-Not-Track (“DNT’) feature or setting you can activate to signal your privacy preference not to have data about your online browsing activities monitored and collected. No uniform technology standard for recognizing and implementing DNT signals has been finalized. As such, we do not currently respond to DNT browser signals or any other mechanism that automatically communicates your choice not to be tracked online. If a standard for online tracking is adopted that we must follow in the future, we will inform you about that practice in a revised version of this Privacy Policy.

11. DO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS HAVE SPECIFIC PRIVACY RIGHTS?

In Short: Yes, if you are a resident of California, you are granted specific rights regarding access to your personal information.

California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the “Shine The Light” law, permits our users who are California residents to request and obtain from us, once a year and free of charge, information about categories of personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared personal information in the immediately preceding calendar year 11you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to us using the contact information provided below. If you are under 18 years of age, reside in California, and have a registered account with the Sites, you have the right to request removal o! unwanted data that you publicly post on the Sites. To request removal o! such data, please contact us using the contact information provided below, and include the email address associated with your account and a statement that you resident California. We will make sure the data is not publicly displayed on the Sites, but please be aware that the data may not be completely or comprehensively removed from our systems.

12. DO WE MAKE UPDATES TO THIS POLICY?

In Short: Yes, we will update this policy as necessary to stay compliant with relevant laws.
We may update this privacy policy from time to time. The updated version will be indicated by an updated “Revised” date and the updated version will be effective as soon as it is accessible. 11 we make material changes to this privacy policy, we may notify you either by prominently posting a notice of such changes or by directly sending you a notification. We encourage you to review this privacy policy frequently to be informed of how we are protecting your information.

13. HOW CAN YOU CONTACT US ABOUT THIS POLICY?

If you have questions or comments about this policy, you may email us at info@boolchand.com or by post to:
The Boolchand Group
8174 NW, 31 Street
Miami, FL 33122
United States
Phone: +1 340 473 0122

HOW CAN YOU REVIEW, UPDATE, OR DELETE THE DATA WE COLLECT FROM YOU?

Based on the laws of some countries, you may have the right to request access to the personal information we collect from you, change that information, or delete it in some circumstances. To request to review, update, or delete your personal information, please submit a request form by clicking here. We will respond to your request within 30 days.

Terms & Conditions

  • Boolchand’s strives to maintain the highest level of confidentiality with our customers. Your personal information divulged to us is kept in confidence.
  • We do not sell, rent, share, or otherwise disclose web-site generated mailing lists or other personally identifiable information
  • While Boolchand’s does its best to maintain this website and keep information up to date without errors, system and data inaccuracies may occur at times.
  • Boolchand’s reserves the right to correct any errors as soon as we are aware of them. This includes but is not limited to: erroneous pricing, product description or specification inaccuracies, and inconsistencies between what is featured online and our print/electronic correspondence.
  • Products and prices of products described on this site are subject to change at any time without notice.
  • If your package requires a signature upon delivery to the address you specify on your order, Boolchand’s unfortunately cannot take responsibility for items lost or stolen if the package is accepted and signed for by someone other than yourself (such as, but not limited to, a Front Desk clerk)
  • All delivery transit times mentioned on this site are as per the shipping company and we are not responsible for any delays on their end.