Terms and conditions of use

 

This agreement applies as between you, the User of this Website and Sowden at Home Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “Sowden”), the owner of this Website. Your agreement to comply with and be bound by these Terms and Conditions is deemed to occur upon your first use of the Website. If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions, you should stop using the Website immediately.

 

No part of this Website is intended to constitute a contractual offer capable of acceptance. Your order constitutes a contractual offer and our acceptance of that offer is deemed to occur upon our fulfillment of your order.

 

1. Definitions and Interpretation

In this Agreement the following terms shall have the following meanings: 

“Account”

means collectively the personal information, Payment Information and credentials used by Users to access Paid Content and / or any communications System on the Website;

“Carrier”

means any third party responsible for transporting purchased Goods from our Premises to customers;

Content”

means any text, graphics, images, audio, video, software, data compilations and any other form of information capable of being stored in a computer that appears on or forms part of this Website;

“Goods”

means any products that Sowden advertises and  / or makes available for sale through this Website;

“Sowden”

means Sowden at Home Ltd., 16 Commerce Road, Lynch Wood, Peterborough PE2 6LR

Service”

means collectively any online facilities, tools, services or information that Sowden makes available through the Website either now or in the future;

“Payment Information”

means any details required for the purchase of Goods from this Website. This includes, but is not limited to, credit / debit card numbers, bank account numbers and sort codes;

“Purchase Information”

means collectively any orders, invoices, dispatch notes, receipts or similar that may be in hard copy or electronic form;

“Premises”

Means our place(s) of business located at 16 Commerce Road, Lynch Wood, Peterborough, PE2 6LR

System”

means any online communications infrastructure that Sowden makes available through the Website either now or in the future. This includes, but is not limited to, web-based email, message boards, live chat facilities and email links;

“User” / “Users”

means any third party that accesses the Website and is not employed by Sowden and acting in the course of their employment;

“Website”

means the website that you are currently using www.sowdenshop.com and any sub-domains of this site unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions.

 

2. Age Restrictions

Persons under the age of 18 should use this Website only with the supervision of an Adult. Payment Information must be provided by or with the permission of an Adult.

 

3. Business Customers

Business Customers. Unless otherwise agreed in writing these Terms and Conditions shall not apply to customers buying Goods for resale. Such customers should request the relevant Terms and Conditions from Sowden.

 

4. International Customers

If Goods are being ordered from outside Sowden’s country of residence, import duties and taxes may be incurred once your Goods reach their destination. Sowden is not responsible for these charges and we undertake to make no calculations or estimates in this regard.  If you are buying internationally, you are advised to contact your local customs authorities for further details on costs and procedures. As the purchaser of the Goods, you will also be the importer of record and as such should ensure that your purchase is in full compliance with the laws of the country into which the Goods are being imported.  Please be aware that Goods may be inspected on arrival at port for customs purposes and Sowden cannot guarantee that the packaging of your Goods will be free of signs of tampering.

 

5. Intellectual Property

5.1 Subject to the exceptions in Clause 6 of these Terms and Conditions, all Content included on the Website, unless uploaded by Users, including, but not limited to, text, graphics, logos, icons, images, sound clips, video clips, data compilations, page layout, underlying code and software is the property of Sowden, our affiliates or other relevant third parties.  By continuing to use the Website you acknowledge that such material is protected by applicable United Kingdom and International intellectual property and other laws.

 

6. Third Party Intellectual Property

6.1 Unless otherwise expressly indicated, all Intellectual Property rights including, but not limited to, Copyright and Trademarks, in product images and descriptions belong to the manufacturers or distributors of such products as may be applicable.

 

7. Links to Other Websites

This Website may contain links to other sites.  Unless expressly stated, these sites are not under the control of Sowden or that of our affiliates. We assume no responsibility for the content of such websites and disclaim liability for any and all forms of loss or damage arising out of the use of them. The inclusion of a link to another site on this Website does not imply any endorsement of the sites themselves or of those in control of them.

 

8. Links to this Website

Those wishing to place a link to this Website on other sites may do so only to the home page of the site www.sowdenshop.com without prior permission. Deep linking (i.e. links to specific pages within the site requires the express permission of Sowden.  To find out more please contact us by email at info@sowdenshop.com or write to Sowden at the address above.

 

9. Use of Communications Facilities

9.1 When using the enquiry form or any other System on the Website you should do so in accordance with the following rules:

9.1.1 You must not use obscene or vulgar language;

9.1.2 You must not submit Content that is unlawful or otherwise objectionable. This includes, but is not limited to, Content that is abusive, threatening, harassing, defamatory, ageist, sexist or racist;

9.1.3 You must not submit Content that is intended to promote or incite violence;

9.1.4 It is advised that submissions are made using the English language as we may be unable to respond to enquiries submitted in any other languages;

9.1.5 The means by which you identify yourself must not violate these Terms and Conditions or any applicable laws;

9.1.6  You must not impersonate other people, particularly employees and representatives of Sowden or our affiliates;

9.1.7 You must not use our System for unauthorised mass-communication such as “spam” or “junk mail”.

9.2  You acknowledge that Sowden reserves the right to monitor any and all communications made to us or using our System.

9.3 You acknowledge that Sowden may retain copies of any and all communications made to us or using our System.

9.4 You acknowledge that any information you send to us through our System or post on the enquiry form may be modified by us in any way and you hereby waive your moral right to be identified as the author of such information. Any restrictions you may wish to place upon our use of such information must be communicated to us in advance and we reserve the right to reject such terms and associated information.

 

10. Accounts

10.1 In order to purchase Goods on this Website and to use the enquiry form facilities you are required to create an Account which will contain certain personal details and Payment Information which may vary based upon your use of the Website as we may not require payment information until you wish to make a purchase. By continuing to use this Website you represent and warrant that:

10.1.1 all information you submit is accurate and truthful;

10.1.2 you have permission to submit Payment Information where permission may be required; and

10.1.3 you will keep this information accurate and up-to-date.

Your creation of an Account is further affirmation of your representation and warranty.

10.2 It is recommended that you do not share your Account details, particularly your username and password. Sowden accepts no liability for any losses or damages incurred as a result of your Account details being shared by you. If you use a shared computer, it is recommended that you do not save your Account details in your internet browser.

10.3 If you have reason to believe that your Account details have been obtained by another without consent, you should contact Sowden immediately to suspend your Account and cancel any unauthorised purchases that may be pending.  Please be aware that purchases can only be cancelled until they are dispatched.  In the event that an unauthorised purchase is dispatched prior to your notifying us of the unauthorised nature of the purchase, Sowden accepts no liability or responsibility and you should make contact with the Carrier detailed in the Purchase Information.

10.4 When choosing your username you are required to adhere to the terms set out above in Clause 10. Any failure to do so could result in the suspension and/or deletion of your Account.

 

11. Termination and Cancellation

11.1 Either Sowden or you may terminate your Account. If Sowden terminates your Account, you will be notified by email and an explanation for the termination will be provided. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we reserve the right to terminate without giving reasons.

11.2 If Sowden terminates your Account, any current or pending purchases on your Account will be cancelled and will not be dispatched.

11.3 Sowden reserves the right to cancel purchases without stating reasons, for any reason prior to processing payment and dispatch.

11.4 If purchases are cancelled for any reason prior to dispatch you will be refunded any monies paid in relation to those purchases.

11.5 If you terminate your Account any non-dispatched purchases will be cancelled and you will be refunded any monies paid in relation to those purchases.

 

12. Goods, Pricing and Availability

12.1 Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that all graphical representations and descriptions of Goods available from Sowden correspond to the actual Goods, Sowden is not responsible for any variations from these descriptions.  This does not exclude our liability for mistakes due to negligence on our part and refers only to variations of the correct Goods, not different Goods altogether.  Please refer to Clause 15.1 for incorrect Goods.

12.2 Where appropriate, you may be required to select the required [size] [model] [colour] [number] [other features] of the Goods that you are purchasing.

12.3 Sowden does not represent or warrant that such Goods will be available.  Stock indications are provided on the Website however these may not take into account sales that have taken place during your visit to the web site.

12.4 All pricing information on the Website is correct at the time of going online.  Sowden reserves the right to change prices and alter or remove any special offers from time to time and as necessary. All pricing information is reviewed from time to time.

12.5 In the event that prices are changed during the period between an order being placed for Goods and Sowden  processing that order and taking payment, Sowden reserves the right to apply the new price in which case you will be contacted prior to your order being processed with details of the new price.

12.6 All prices on the Website include VAT.  Sowden’s VAT number is 144074725.

 

13. Delivery

13.1 The Website will provide information relating to delivery times. 

13.2 If Sowden receives no communication from you, within 10 days of delivery, regarding any problems with the Goods, you are deemed to have received the Goods as described on the Website and with no problems.

 

14. Returns Policy

Sowden aims to always provide high quality Goods that are fault free and undamaged. On occasion however, goods may need to be returned. Returns are governed by these Terms and Conditions.

14.1 If you receive Goods which do not match those that you ordered, unless accompanied by an explanatory note detailing the changes, stating reasons for the changes and setting out your options, you should contact us within 10 days to arrange return. Sowden will for pay shipment costs. You will be given the option to have the Goods replaced with those ordered (if available) or to be refunded through the payment method used by you when purchasing the Goods. Refunds and replacements will be issued upon our receipt of the returned Goods.

14.2 If any Goods you have purchased have faults when they are delivered to you, you should contact Sowden within 10 days to arrange return. Sowden accepts responsible for paying shipment costs. Goods must be returned in their original condition with all packaging and documentation. Upon receipt of the returned Goods, the price of the Goods plus any shipment costs, as paid by you, will be refunded to you through the payment method used by you when purchasing the Goods.

14.3 If Goods are damaged in transit and the damage is apparent on delivery, you should sign the delivery note to the effect that the goods have been damaged. In any event, you should report such damage to Sowden within 10 days and arrange return. Sowden accepts responsibility for paying shipment costs. Upon receipt of the returned Goods, the price of the Goods, as paid by you, will be refunded to you through the payment method used by you when purchasing the Goods.

14.4 You have a statutory right to a “cooling off” period. This period begins once your order is complete and ends 7 working days after the Goods have been delivered. If you change your mind about the goods within this period, please return them to Sowden within 7 working days of receipt. You are responsible for paying shipment costs if Goods are returned for this reason.

14.5 If you wish to return Goods to Sowden for any of the above reasons, please contact us using the details on the documentation sent out with the Goods  or email Sowden at info@sowdenshop.com  to make the appropriate arrangements.

14.6 Sowden reserves the right to exercise discretion with respect to any returns under these Terms and Conditions. Such discretion to be exercised only within the confines of the law.

 

15. Cancellation

If your order has already been dispatched and you wish to cancel the order, please return the packaged items to us (contact our customer services for the address), the postage of which will need to be met by you, the customer.

 

16. Privacy

16.1 Use of the Website is also governed by our Privacy Policy which is incorporated into these terms and conditions by this reference. To view the Privacy Policy, please click on the link above.

16.2 The Website places the following cookies onto your computer or device. These cookies are used for the purposes described herein. Full details of the cookies used by the Website and your legal rights with respect to them are included in our Privacy Policy. [By accepting these terms and conditions, you are giving consent to Sowden to place cookies on your computer or device.  Please read the information contained in the Privacy Policy prior to acceptance.]

16.3 [If you wish to opt-out of our placing cookies onto your computer or device, please insert description of opt-out methods e.g. "check the alternative acceptance box for these terms and conditions", "adjust your internet browser's settings to restrict cookies as detailed in your internet browser's help menu" etc.. You may also wish to delete cookies which have already been placed.  For instructions on how to do this, please consult your internet browser’s help menu.]


17. Disclaimers

17.1 Sowden makes no warranty or representation that the Website will meet your requirements, that it will be of satisfactory quality, that it will be fit for a particular purpose, that it will not infringe the rights of third parties, that it will be compatible with all systems, that it will be secure and that all information provided will be accurate. We make no guarantee of any specific results from the use of our Services.

17.2 No part of this Website is intended to constitute advice and the Content of this Website should not be relied upon when making any decisions or taking any action of any kind.

17.3 No part of this Website is intended to constitute a contractual offer capable of acceptance.

17.4 Whilst Sowden uses reasonable endeavours to ensure that the Website is secure and free of errors, viruses and other malware, all Users are advised to take responsibility for their own security, that of their personal details and their computers.

 

18. Changes to the Service and these Terms and Conditions

Sowden reserves the right to change the Website, its Content or these Terms and Conditions at any time. You will be bound by any changes to the Terms and Conditions from the first time you use the Website following the changes. If Sowden  is required to make any changes to Terms and Conditions relating to sale of Goods by law, these changes will apply automatically to any orders currently pending in addition to any orders placed by you in the future.

 

19. Availability of the Website

19.1 The Service is provided “as is” and on an “as available” basis.  We give no warranty that the Service will be free of defects and / or faults. To the maximum extent permitted by the law we provide no warranties (express or implied) of fitness for a particular purpose, accuracy of information, compatibility and satisfactory quality.

19.2 Sowden accepts no liability for any disruption or non-availability of the Website resulting from external causes including, but not limited to, ISP equipment failure, host equipment failure, communications network failure, power failure, natural events, acts of war or legal restrictions and censorship.


20. Limitation of Liability

20.1 To the maximum extent permitted by law, Sowden accepts no liability for any direct or indirect loss or damage, foreseeable or otherwise, including any indirect, consequential, special or exemplary damages arising from the use of the Website or any information contained therein. Users should be aware that they use the Website and its Content at their own risk.

20.2 Nothing in these Terms and Conditions excludes or restricts Sowden’s liability for death or personal injury resulting from any negligence or fraud on the part of Sowden.

20.3 Nothing in these Terms and Conditions  excludes or restricts Sowden’s liability for any direct or indirect loss or damage arising out of the incorrect delivery of Goods or out of reliance on incorrect information included on the Website.

20.4 Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that these Terms and Conditions adhere strictly with the relevant provisions of the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977, in the event that any of these terms are found to be unlawful, invalid or otherwise unenforceable, that term is to be deemed severed from these Terms and Conditions and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining Terms and Conditions.  This term shall apply only within jurisdictions where a particular term is illegal.

 

21. No Waiver

In the event that any party to these Terms and Conditions fails to exercise any right or remedy contained herein, this shall not be construed as a waiver of that right or remedy.

 

22. Previous Terms and Conditions

In the event of any conflict between these Terms and Conditions and any prior versions thereof, the provisions of these Terms and Conditions shall prevail unless it is expressly stated otherwise.

 

23. Third Party Rights

Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall confer any rights upon any third party. The agreement created by these Terms and Conditions is between you and Sowden.

 

24. Communications

25.1 All notices / communications shall be given to us either by post to our Premises (see address above) or by email to info@sowdenshop.com. Such notice will be deemed received 3 days after posting if sent by first class post, the day of sending if the email is received in full on a business day and on the next business day if the email is sent on a weekend or public holiday.

25.2 Sowden may from time to time send you information about our products and/or services. If you do not wish to receive such information, please click on the “Unsubscribe” link in any email which you receive from us..

 

25. Law and Jurisdiction

These Terms and Conditions and the relationship between you and Sowden shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the Law of England and Wales and Sowden and you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England and Wales.