Whether or not you know or understand the Consumer Protection Act and all related consumer laws, the fact remains that you are definitely affected by them. These laws govern purchasing transactions between buyer, seller and manufacturer and as such they come into play with each buying and or selling transaction you engage in. Furthermore, their main purpose is to protect you, the consumer.
Absence of knowledge of your basic rights and how the law serves to safeguard them can leave you vulnerable to consumer fraud. Bearing this in mind it is of utmost importance for you to make every effort to familiarize yourself with your rights as a consumer. Here’s what you need to know:
You have a right to:
The Bahamian Consumer plays an integral part in the enforcement of the consumer rights laws. It is your responsibility to educate yourself about your rights. After making a purchase, it is also your responsibility to read and follow any product instructions or warnings, so as to keep yourself and your family safe.
Your consumer health, safety and protection are issues of vital importance to the Bahamian government. Today there is an overwhelming proliferation of false medical products and services being peddled to eager unsuspecting buyers. As a result, consumers are often unknowingly ensnared into the traps of buying misrepresented products.
Your Identity is a valuable possession and you have every right to remain anonymous while conducting any purchase. While your first name might be required for billing purposes, details such as your phone number, social security number, email address and residential address are private, and no organization has the right to demand this information from you. Learn about some of the most frequently asked questions along with their answers respectively.
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About CPC – TEST
The Consumer Protection Act, that commenced on the July 1st , 2006 made provisions to establish the Consumer Protection Commission (CPC) of The Bahamas and for the functions and powers of that commission and related matters. The CPC is a statutory commission with reporting responsibility to the Minister of labour & national Insurance.The CPC is dedicated to defending and protecting the rights of all consumers. We are the Bahamas Consumer law “champions”, maintaining a constant vigil over regulatory processes to ensure that you understand your rights in the buying process. We also exist to provide you steps towards legal avenues for complaint mitigation and resolution if warranted. Our organization has three main areas of focus which involve:
• Service to the consumer community
• Regulation of services
• Protection of consumers
The CPC actively promotes the establishment and maintenance of a transparent, simple and fair marketplace for consumers. In order to ensure transparency in buyer/seller transactions, we periodically conduct promotional activities and organize events in various localities to empower and educate buyers on their legal rights… view more
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