Terms and Conditions
If you are entering into this contract as a Consumer that is, a natural person acting for purposes outside your trade, business or profession, you have additional protections. We set these out in paragraph 9. This page (together with the documents referred to on it) tells you the terms and conditions on which we supply any of the products (Products) listed on our website simplybamboo.co.uk (our site) to you. Please read these terms and conditions carefully before ordering any Products from our site. You should understand that by ordering any of our Products, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. You should print a copy of these terms and conditions for future reference. Please click on the button marked “I Accept” at the end of these terms and conditions if you accept them. Please understand that if you refuse to accept these terms and conditions, you will not be able to order any Products from our site.
1. INFORMATION ABOUT US
1.1 simplybamboo.co.uk is a site operated by Simply Bamboo Limited (we). We are registered in England and Wales under company number 05804472 and with our registered office at 1 Purley Road, Purley, Surrey, CR8 2HA. Our main trading address is Unit R, Rudford Industrial Estate Ford, West Sussex, BN18 0BD. Our VAT number is 803204286.
2. YOUR STATUS
2.1 By placing an order through our site, you warrant that:
2.1.1 You are legally capable of entering into binding contracts; and
2.1.2 You are at least 18 years old; and
2.1.3 Your delivery address is based in the United Kingdom.
3. HOW THE CONTRACT IS FORMED BETWEEN YOU AND US
3.1 After placing an order, you will receive an e-mail from us acknowledging that we have received your order. Please note that this does not mean that your order has been accepted. Your order constitutes an offer to us to buy a Product. All orders are subject to acceptance by us, and we will confirm such acceptance to you by sending you an e-mail that confirms that the Product has been dispatched (the Dispatch Confirmation). The contract between us (Contract) will only be formed when we send you the Dispatch Confirmation.
3.2 The Contract will relate only to those Products whose dispatch we have confirmed in the Dispatch Confirmation. We will not be obliged to supply any other Products which may have been part of your order until the dispatch of such Products has been confirmed in a separate Dispatch Confirmation.
4. OUR STATUS
4.1 Please note that in some cases, we accept orders as agents on behalf of third party sellers. The resulting legal contract is between you and that third party seller, and is subject to the terms and conditions of that third party seller, which they will advise you of directly. You should carefully review their terms and conditions applying to the transaction.
4.2 We may also provide links on our site to the websites of other companies, whether affiliated with us or not. We cannot give any undertaking, that products you purchase from third party sellers through our site, or from companies to whose website we have provided a link on our site, will be of satisfactory quality, and any such warranties are disclaimed by us absolutely. This disclaimer does not affect your statutory rights against the third party seller. We will notify you when a third party is involved in a transaction, and we may disclose your customer information related to that transaction to the third party seller.
5. AVAILABILITY AND DELIVERY
Your order will be fulfilled by the delivery date set out in the Dispatch Confirmation or, if no delivery date is specified, then within 30 days of the date of the Dispatch Confirmation, unless there are exceptional circumstances.
6. RISK AND TITLE
6.1 The Products will be at your risk from the time of delivery.
6.2 Ownership of the Products will only pass to you when we receive full payment of all sums due in respect of the Products, including delivery charges.
7. PRICE AND PAYMENT
7.1 The price of any Products will be as quoted on our site from time to time, except in cases of obvious error.
7.2 These prices exclude VAT and delivery costs, which will be added to the total amount due as set out in our Delivery Guide.
7.3 Prices are liable to change at any time, but changes will not affect orders in respect of which we have already sent you a Dispatch Confirmation.
7.4 Our site contains a large number of Products and it is always possible that, despite our best efforts, some of the Products listed on our site may be incorrectly priced. We will normally verify prices as part of our dispatch procedures so that, where a Product’s correct price is less than our stated price, we will charge the lower amount when dispatching the Product to you. If a Product’s correct price is higher than the price stated on our site, we will normally, at our discretion, either contact you for instructions before dispatching the Product, or reject your order and notify you of such rejection.
7.5 We are under no obligation to provide the Product to you at the incorrect (lower) price, even after we have sent you a Dispatch Confirmation, if the pricing error is obvious and unmistakeable and could have reasonably been recognised by you as a mis-pricing.
7.6 Payment for all Products must be by credit or debit card. We accept payment with MasterCard; Visa Debit; Delta; Connect, Visa; Maestro; Solo; JCB. We do not accept Amex.
7.7 We will charge your credit or debit card the full amount before we dispatch your order. Where you order 4 (four) or more weeks in advance we may decide to charge a 20% deposit and then charge the balance prior to dispatch of the Products.
8. OUR REFUNDS POLICY
8.1 We warrant to you that any Product purchased from us through our site is of satisfactory quality and reasonably fit for all the purposes for which products of the kind are commonly supplied. We set out further details of our warranties for manufacturing defects, structure and finishing of the Products on our website.
8.2 When you return a Product to us:
8.2.1 because you are a Consumer and you have cancelled the Contract between us within the seven-day cooling-off period (see paragraph 9.3), we will process the refund due to you as soon as possible and, in any case, within 30 days of the day you have given notice of your cancellation. In this case, we will refund the price of the Product in full, including the cost of sending the item to you. However, you will be responsible for the cost of returning the item to us.
8.2.2 for any other reason (for instance, because you have notified us in accordance with paragraph 19 that you do not agree to any change in these terms and conditions or in any of our policies, or because you claim that the Product is defective), we will examine the returned Product and will notify you of your refund via e-mail within a reasonable period of time. We will usually process the refund due to you as soon as possible and, in any case, within 30 days of the day we confirmed to you via e-mail that you were entitled to a refund for the defective Product. Products returned by you because of a defect will be refunded in full, including a refund of the delivery charges for sending the item to you and the cost incurred by you in returning the item to us.
8.3 We will usually refund any money received from you using the same method originally used by you to pay for your purchase.
9. YOUR RIGHTS AS A CONSUMER
9.1 If you are a Consumer this paragraph 9 shall apply. If you are a business this paragraph does not apply to you; please refer to paragraph 10.
9.2 These terms and conditions shall not affect your statutory rights. As a Consumer, you have certain statutory rights regarding the cancellation of contracts and the return of defective goods and claims in respect of losses caused by any negligence on the part of the seller or failure by the seller to carry out its obligations. For further information about your statutory rights you should contact your local authority Trading Standards office or Citizens Advice Bureau.
9.3 As a Consumer you have until seven working days after you receive the Products to cancel your Contract. In this case, you will receive a full refund of the price paid for the Products in accordance with our refunds policy (set out in paragraph 8).
9.4 To cancel a Contract, you must inform us in writing. You must also return the Product(s) to us immediately, in the same condition in which you received them, and at your own cost and risk. You have a legal obligation to take reasonable care of the Products while they are in your possession. If you fail to comply with this obligation, we may have a right of action against you for compensation.
9.5 Further details of this right to cancel, and an explanation on how to exercise it, are provided in the Dispatch Confirmation.
9.6 You must examine the Product as soon as reasonably possible after delivery and notify us of any fault or damage as soon as reasonably possible.
9.7 Our liability for losses you suffer as a result of us breaking this agreement is strictly limited to the purchase price of the Product you purchased.
9.8 You are responsible for any loss or damage to the Product except if such loss or damage is:
(a) caused by us or our employees;
(b) due to a fault or damage in the Product arising from a manufacturing design or design fault.
9.9 We are not responsible for losses that are not foreseeable to either party when you place your order with us. Losses are foreseeable where they may be contemplated by you and us at the time your order is accepted by us.
9.10 As you are a Consumer we are not liable for losses that were caused by business losses (for example a loss of profit) and or losses incurred by non-consumers.
9.11 We do not exclude or limit our liability:
9.11.1 For death or personal injury caused by our negligence; or
9.11.2 Under section 2(3) of the Consumer Protection Act 1987; or
9.11.3 For fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or
9.11.4 For any matter for which it would be illegal for us to exclude, or attempt to exclude, our liability.
10. OUR LIABILITY TO BUSINESSES
10.1 If you are a Business paragraph 10 shall apply. If you are a Consumer, this paragraph does not apply to you: please refer to paragraph 9.
10.2 On delivery of the Product you shall have five (5) days in which to inspect the Product. We shall deem the Product as accepted if you fail to notify us of your rejection of the Product in writing. If you notify us under this paragraph, you may be entitled to a refund under paragraph 8.
10.3 Providing the Product has not been altered or damaged we shall have the option of repairing or replacing the goods within a reasonable time. You will accept such repair or replacement in satisfaction of any claim.
10.4 Our liability for losses you suffer as a result of us breaking this agreement is strictly limited to the purchase price of the Product you purchased.
10.5 We are not responsible for indirect losses which happen as a side effect of the main loss or damage and which are not foreseeable by you and us, including but not limited to: loss of income or revenue, loss of business, loss of profits or contracts, loss of anticipated savings, loss of data, loss of data, or waste of management or office time however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable;
10.6 Nothing in paragraph 10.5 shall prevent claims for loss of or damage to your tangible property that fall within the terms of paragraph 8.1 or paragraph 10.4 or any other claims for direct financial loss that are not excluded by any of the categories stated in paragraph 10.5.
10.7 Where you buy any Product from a third party seller through our site, the seller’s individual liability will be set out in the seller’s terms and conditions.
10.8 We do not exclude or limit our liability:
10.8.1 For death or personal injury caused by our negligence; or
10.8.2 Under section 2(3) of the Consumer Protection Act 1987; or
10.8.3 For fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or
10.8.4 For any matter for which it would be illegal for us to exclude, or attempt to exclude, our liability.
11. IMPORT DUTY
11.1 If you order Products from our site for delivery outside the UK, they may be subject to import duties and taxes which are levied when the delivery reaches the specified destination. You will be responsible for payment of any such import duties and taxes. Please note that we have no control over these charges and cannot predict their amount. Please contact your local customs office for further information before placing your order.
11.2 Please also note that you must comply with all applicable laws and regulations of the country for which the products are destined. We will not be liable for any breach by you of any such laws.
12. WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS
Applicable laws require that some of the information or communications we send to you should be in writing. When using our site, you accept that communication with us will be mainly electronic. We will contact you by e-mail or provide you with information by posting notices on our website. For contractual purposes, you agree to this electronic means of communication and you acknowledge that all contracts, notices, information and other communications that we provide to you electronically comply with any legal requirement that such communications be in writing. This paragraph does not affect your statutory rights.
All notices given by you to us must be given to Simply Bamboo Limited at Unit R, Rudford Industrial Estate Ford, West Sussex, BN18 0BD or emailed to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We may give notice to you at either the e-mail or postal address you provide to us when placing an order, or in any of the ways specified in paragraph 12. Notice will be deemed received and properly served immediately when posted on our website, 24 hours after an e-mail is sent, or three days after the date of posting of any letter. In proving the service of any notice, it will be sufficient to prove, in the case of a letter, that such letter was properly addressed, stamped and placed in the post and, in the case of an email, that such e-mail was sent to the specified e-mail address of the addressee.
14. TRANSFER OF RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS
14.1 The contract between you and us is binding on you and us and on our respective successors and assigns.
14.2 You may not transfer, assign, charge or otherwise dispose of a Contract, or any of your rights or obligations arising under it, without our prior written consent.
14.3 We may transfer, assign, charge, sub-contract or otherwise dispose of a Contract, or any of our rights or obligations arising under it, at any time during the term of the Contract.
15. EVENTS OUTSIDE OUR CONTROL
15.1 We will not be liable or responsible for any failure to perform, or delay in performance of, any of our obligations under a Contract that is caused by any act, event, non-happening, omission or accident beyond our reasonable control and including in particular (without limitation) the following:
15.1.1 Strikes, lock-outs or other industrial action.
15.1.2 Civil commotion, riot, invasion, terrorist attack or threat of terrorist attack, war (whether declared or not) or threat or preparation for war.
15.1.3 Fire, explosion, storm, flood, earthquake, subsidence, epidemic or other natural disaster.
15.1.4 Impossibility of the use of railways, shipping, aircraft, motor transport or other means of public or private transport.
15.1.5 Impossibility of the use of public or private telecommunications networks.
15.1.6 The acts, decrees, legislation, regulations or restrictions of any government.
15.2 Our performance under any Contract is deemed to be suspended for the period that the event under paragraph 15.1 continues, and we will have an extension of time for performance for the duration of that period. We will use our reasonable endeavours to bring such event to a close or to find a solution by which our obligations under the Contract may be performed despite such event.
16.1 If we fail, at any time during the term of a Contract, to insist upon strict performance of any of your obligations under the Contract or any of these terms and conditions, or if we fail to exercise any of the rights or remedies to which we are entitled under the Contract, this shall not constitute a waiver of such rights or remedies and shall not relieve you from compliance with such obligations.
16.2 A waiver by us of any default shall not constitute a waiver of any subsequent default.
16.3 No waiver by us of any of these terms and conditions shall be effective unless it is expressly stated to be a waiver and is communicated to you in writing in accordance with paragraph 13.
If any of these terms and conditions or any provisions of a Contract are determined by any competent authority to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable to any extent, such term, condition or provision will to that extent be severed from the remaining terms, conditions and provisions which will continue to be valid to the fullest extent permitted by law.
18. ENTIRE AGREEMENT
18.1 These terms and conditions and any document expressly referred to in them represent the entire agreement between us in relation to the subject matter of any Contract and supersede any prior agreement, understanding or arrangement between us, whether oral or in writing.
18.2 We each acknowledge that, in entering into a Contract, neither of us has relied on any representation, undertaking or promise given by the other or be implied from anything said or written in negotiations between us prior to such Contract except as expressly stated in these terms and conditions.
18.3 We intend to rely upon these terms and conditions and any document expressly referred to in them in relation to the subject matter of any Contract. While we accept responsibility for statements and representations made by our duly authorised agents, please make sure you ask for any variations from these terms and conditions to be confirmed in writing.
19. OUR RIGHT TO VARY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
19.1 We have the right to revise and amend these terms and conditions from time to time to reflect changes in market conditions affecting our business, changes in technology, changes in payment methods, changes in relevant laws and regulatory requirements and changes in our system’s capabilities.
19.2 You will be subject to the policies and terms and conditions in force at the time that you order products from us, unless any change to those policies or these terms and conditions is required to be made by law or governmental authority (in which case it will apply to orders previously placed by you), or if we notify you of the change to those policies or these terms and conditions before we send you the Dispatch Confirmation (in which case we have the right to assume that you have accepted the change to the terms and conditions, unless you notify us to the contrary within seven working days of receipt by you of the Products).
20. LAW AND JURISDICTION
Contracts for the purchase of Products through our site will be governed by English law. Any dispute arising from, or related to, such Contracts shall be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.
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