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TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SUPPLY

This page (together with the documents referred to on it) explains the terms and conditions on which we supply to you any of the products (Products) listed on our website www.rachelellen.co.uk (our Site).

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. Please print a copy of these terms and conditions for future reference.

If you accept our terms and conditions, please click on the button at the end marked "I Accept". 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. About us


www.rachelellen.co.uk is a site operated by Rachel Ellen Designs Limited ("We", “us”, “our”). We are a limited company registered in England and Wales under company number 3858344 and have our registered office at 10 Mount Street, New Basford, Nottingham NG7 7HX.

Our main trading address is 10 Mount Street, New Basford, Nottingham NG7 7HX.

Our VAT number is 691240737.

2. Your status

By placing an order through our site, you warrant that:

(a) You are legally capable of entering into binding contracts; and
(b) You are at least 18 years old.

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. Consumer rights

4.1 If you are contracting as a consumer, you may cancel a Contract at any time within seven working days, beginning on the day after you received the Products. 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 8 below).

4.2 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. Please note that 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 be able to claim compensation from you.

4.3 Nothing in this provision affects your statutory rights.

5. Availability and delivery


5.1 We can at our sole discretion decline to process any transaction without giving a reason.

5.2 The supply of all our Products is subject to availability, and we reserve the right to withdraw Products at any time. We make every effort to ensure the details of Products on our Site are accurate and up to date, but if your order cannot be fulfilled we will notify you with an option of waiting for the product to become available or be given a full refund for the product which is unavailable

5.3 Your order will be fulfilled by the delivery date set out in the Dispatch Confirmation or, if no delivery date is specified, 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 any 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. Prices are quoted in Pounds Sterling.

7.2 Unless you are accessing our website via a trade log-in account (in which case the prices you see will exclude VAT) our prices include VAT.  Our prices exclude 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 have 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 mis-pricing.

7.6 Unless you are an authorized trade account customer, payment for all Products must be by credit or debit card. We accept payment by Visa, Visa Debit, Visa Electron, MasterCard, Maestro and Solo. We will not charge your credit or debit card until we despatch your order. We accept cheques or BACS payments from trade customers.

8. Our refunds policy


8.1 When you return a Product to us:

(a) because you have cancelled the Contract between us within the seven-day cooling-off period (see 4.1 above), 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.

(b) for any other reason (for instance, because 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.

8.2 We will usually refund any money received from you using the same method originally used by you to pay for your purchase.

8.3 We strongly recommend that you obtain some proof of posting for the return of any Product.

9. Our liability

9.1 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 its kind are commonly supplied.
 
9.2 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 and any losses which are a foreseeable consequence of us breaking the agreement. Losses are foreseeable where they could be contemplated by you and us at the time your order is accepted by us.

9.3 This does not include or limit in any way our liability:

(a) For death or personal injury caused by our negligence;
(b) Under section 2(3) of the Consumer Protection Act 1987;
(c) For fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or
(d) For any deliberate breaches of these Terms by us that would entitle you to terminate the contract between us.
(e) For any matter for which it would be illegal for us to exclude, or attempt to exclude, our liability.

9.4 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:

(a) loss of income or revenue
(b) loss of business
(c) loss of profits or contracts
(d) loss of anticipated savings, or
(e) loss of data
provided that this clause 9.4 shall not prevent claims for loss of or damage to your tangible property that fall within the terms of clause 9.1 or clause 9.2.

9.5 Except for the warranty in 9.1 above, we grant no other warranties relating to any Product, and all other conditions, warranties, or other statements relating to any Product, whether express or implied by law or otherwise, are excluded.

10. Import duty

10.1 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.

10.2 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.

11. 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. 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 condition does not affect your statutory rights.

12. Notices


12.1 All notices given by you to us must be addressed to Rachel Ellen Designs Limited at either:
  • websales@rachelellen.co.uk or
  • 10 Mount Street, New Basford, Nottingham NG7 7HX.
12.2 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 clause 11 above. 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 e-mail, that such e-mail was sent to the specified e-mail address of the addressee.

13. Transfer of rights and obligations


13.1 The contract between you and us is binding on you and us and on our respective successors and assigns.

13.2 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.

13.3 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.

14. Events outside our control


14.1 We will not be liable for any failure or delay in performance of any of our obligations under a Contract caused by any event outside our reasonable control whether man-made or natural in origin (an Event).

14.2 Our performance obligations under any Contract will be deemed to be suspended for the period that the Event continues, and we will have an extension of time for performance for the duration of that period. We will do everything we reasonably can to find a way to perform our obligations under the Contract despite the Event.

15. Waiver

15.1 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.

15.2 A waiver by us of any default shall not constitute a waiver of any subsequent default.

15.3 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 clause 14 above.

16. Severability

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.

17. Entire agreement


17.1 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.

17.2 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 implied from anything said or written in negotiations between us prior to such Contract except as expressly stated in these terms and conditions.

17.3 Neither of us shall have any remedy in respect of any untrue statement made by the other, whether orally or in writing, prior to the date of any Contract (unless such untrue statement was made fraudulently) and the other party's only remedy shall be for breach of contract as provided in these terms and conditions.

18. Our right to vary these terms and conditions

18.1 We have the right to revise and amend these terms and conditions from time to time in order (for example) to reflect changes in market conditions, technology, payment methods, relevant laws and regulatory requirements.

18.2 Your purchase 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).

19. Law and jurisdiction


Contracts for the purchase of Products through our site and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) will be governed by English law and shall be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.