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Terms And Conditions for The Sale of Products

This page (together with our Privacy PolicyTerms of Website Use and Website Acceptable Use Policy tells you information about us and the legal terms and conditions (“Terms”) on which we sell any of the products (“Products”) listed on our website (“our site”) to you.

These Terms will apply to any contract between us for the sale of Products to you (“Contract”). Please read these Terms carefully and make sure that you understand them, before ordering any Products from our site.  Please note that before placing an order you will be asked to agree to these Terms. If you refuse to accept these Terms, you will not be able to order any Products from our site. We recommend that you print a copy for your records.

We may amend these Terms from time to time as set out in clause 7. Every time you wish to order Products, please check these Terms to ensure you understand the terms which will apply at that time. These Terms were most recently updated on 15th May 2015.

These Terms, and any Contract between us, are only in the English language.

1. Information about us

1.1 www.bssa.uk.net is a site operated by British Sjögren's Syndrome Association ("We"). We are charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company number 04771837 and charity number 1101571 and have our registered office at PO Box 15040, Birmingham, West Midlands B31 9DP.

1.2 Contacting us:

(a) To cancel a Contract in accordance with your legal right to do so as set out in clause 8, you just need to let us know that you have decided to cancel. The easiest way to do this is to complete the cancellation form [INSERT LINK TO FORM] on our website. If you use this method we will e-mail you to confirm we have received your cancellation. You can also e-mail us at office@bssa.uk.net or contact us by telephone on 0121 478 0222or by post to the address set out above. If you are emailing us or writing to us please include details of your order to help us to identify it. If you send us your cancellation notice by e-mail or by post, then your cancellation is effective from the date you send us the e-mail or post the letter to us.

(b) If you wish to contact us for any other reason, including because you have any complaints, you can contact us by telephoning us at 0121 478 0222 or by e-mailing us at office@bssa.uk.net.

(c) If we have to contact you or give you notice in writing, we will do so by e-mail or by pre-paid post to the address you provide to us in your order.

2. Our Products

2.1 The images of the Products on our site are for illustrative purposes only. Although we have made every effort to display the colours accurately, we cannot guarantee that your computer's display of the colours accurately reflect the colour of the Products. Your Products may vary slightly from those images.

2.2 The packaging of the Products may vary from that shown on images on our site.

3. Use of our site

Your use of our site is governed by our Terms of Website Use and Website Acceptable Use Policy. Please take the time to read these, as they include important terms which apply to you.

4. How we use your personal information

We only use your personal information in accordance with our Privacy Policy. Please take the time to read our Privacy Policy, as it includes important terms which apply to you.

5. Purchasing Products using our site

5.1 You may only purchase Products from our site if you are an individual and are at least 16 years old.

5.2 You may not purchase any Products from our site if you are a Business.

6. How the contract is formed between you and us

6.1 Our shopping pages will guide you through the steps you need to take to place an order with us. Our order process allows you to check and amend any errors before submitting your order to us. Please take the time to read and check your order at each page of the order process.

6.2 After you place an order, you will receive an automated e-mail from Paypal acknowledging that your order has been received.  However, please note that this does not mean that your order has been accepted.  Our acceptance of your order will take place as described in clause 6.3.

6.3 Our acceptance of your order will take place (and the Contract between us will only be formed) when the Products (or in the case of multiple products being sent separately, the first of those Products) are dispatched to you.

6.4 If we are unable to supply you with a Product, for example because that Product is not in stock or no longer available or because we cannot meet your requested delivery date or because of an error in the price on our site as referred to in clause 12.5, we will inform you of this by e-mail and we will not process your order. If you have already paid for the Products, we will refund you the full amount including any delivery costs charged as soon as possible.

7. Our right to vary these Terms

7.1 We amend these Terms from time to time. Please look at the top of this page to see when these Terms were last updated and which Terms were changed.

7.2 Every time you order Products from us, the Terms in force at the time of your order will apply to the Contract between you and us.

7.3 We may revise these Terms as they apply to your order from time to time to reflect changes in relevant laws and regulatory requirements.

7.4 If we have to revise these Terms as they apply to your order, we will contact you to give you reasonable advance notice of the changes and let you know how to cancel the Contract if you are not happy with the changes. You may cancel either in respect of all the affected Products or just the Products you have yet to receive. If you opt to cancel, you will have to return (at our cost) any relevant Products you have already received and we will arrange a full refund of the price you have paid, including any delivery charges.

8. Your consumer right of return and refund

8.1 If you are a consumer, you have a legal right to cancel a Contract during the period set out below in clause 8.2. This means that during the relevant period if you change your mind or decide for any other reason that you do not want to receive or keep a Product, you can notify us of your decision to cancel the Contract and receive a refund.

8.2 Your legal right to cancel a Contract starts from the date the date on which the Products (or in the case of multiple products being sent separately, the first of those Products) are dispatched to you, which is when the Contract between us is formed. Your deadline for cancelling the Contract then depends on what you have ordered and how it is delivered, as set out in the table below:

Your Contract

End of the cancellation period

Your Contract is for a single Product or for multiple Products which are delivered together.

The end date is the end of 14 days after the day on which you receive the Product(s).

Example: if we dispatch the Products on 1 January and you receive the Product on 10 January you may cancel at any time between 1 January and the end of the day on 24 January.

Your Contract is for multiple Products which are delivered on separate days.

The end date is 14 days after the day on which you receive the last of the separate Products ordered.

Example:  if we dispatch the Products on 1 January and you receive the first of your separate Products on 10 January and the last separate Product on 15 January you may cancel in respect of any or all of the separate Products at any time between 1 January and the end of the day on 29 January.

8.3 To cancel a Contract, you just need to let us know that you have decided to cancel. The easiest way to do this is to complete the cancellation form [INSERT LINK TO FORM] on our website. If you use this method we will e-mail you to confirm we have received your cancellation.

You can also e-mail us at office@bssa.uk.net or contact us by telephone on 0121 478 0222 or by post to the address stated above. If you are e-mailing us or writing to us please include details of your order to help us to identify it. If you send us your cancellation notice by e-mail or by post, then your cancellation is effective from the date you send us the e-mail or post the letter to us. For example, you will have given us notice in time as long as you get your letter into the last post on the last day of the cancellation period or e-mail us before midnight on that day.

8.4 If you cancel your Contract we will:

(a)  refund you the price you paid for the Products. However, please note we are permitted by law to reduce your refund to reflect any reduction in the value of the goods, if this has been caused by your handling them in a way which would not be permitted in a shop. If we refund you the price paid before we are able to inspect the goods and later discover you have handled them in an unacceptable way, you must pay us an appropriate amount.

(b) refund any delivery costs you have paid, although, as permitted by law, the maximum refund will be the costs of delivery by the least expensive delivery method we offer (provided that this is a common and generally acceptable method).

(c) make any refunds due to you as soon as possible and in any event within the deadlines indicated below:

(i) if you have received the Product and we have not offered to collect it from you: 14 days after the day on which we receive the Product back from you or, if earlier, the day on which you provide us with evidence that you have sent the Product back to us.  For information about how to return a Product to us, see clause 8.7;

(ii) if you have not received the Product or you have received it and we have offered to collect it from you: 14 days after you inform us of your decision to cancel the Contract.

8.5 If you have returned the Products to us under this clause 8 because they are faulty or mis-described, we will refund the price of the Products in full, together with any applicable delivery charges, and any reasonable costs you incur in returning the item to us.

8.6 As all payments are processed by Paypal, if a refund is due to you, we will provide the refund by crediting the funds back to our Paypal account in order for Paypal to credit the funds back to your Paypal account or to the debit / credit card that you used to purchase the Product(s).

8.7 If a Product has been delivered to you before you decide to cancel your Contract:

(a) then you must return it to us without undue delay and in any event not later than 14 days after the day on which you let us know that you wish to cancel the Contract. You can send it back to us at PO Box 15040, Birmingham, West Midlands B31 9DP.

(b) unless the Product is faulty or not as described (in this case, see clause 8.5), you will be responsible for the cost of returning the Products to us.

8.8 Because you are a consumer, we are under a legal duty to supply Products that are in conformity with this Contract. As a consumer, you have legal rights in relation to Products that are faulty or not as described. These legal rights are not affected by your right of return and refund in this clause 8 or anything else in these Terms. Advice about your legal rights is available from your local Citizens' Advice Bureau or Trading Standards office.

9. Delivery

9.1 We will aim to deliver the Products within 14 working days after the date your order is accepted by us. Occasionally our delivery to you may be affected by an act or event beyond our reasonable control. See clause 15 for our responsibilities when this happens.

9.2 Delivery of an Order shall be completed when we deliver the Products to the address you gave us and the Products will be your responsibility from that time.

9.3 You own the Products once they have been delivered to you and we have received payment in full, including all applicable delivery charges.

This clause 9.6 only applies if you are a consumer.

9.4 If we miss the 14 working day delivery deadline for any Products then you may cancel your Order straight away if any of the following apply:

(a) we have refused to deliver the Products;

(b) delivery within the delivery deadline was essential (taking into account all the relevant circumstances); or

(c) you told us before we accepted your order that delivery within the delivery deadline was essential.

9.5 If you do not wish to cancel your order straight away, or do not have the right to do so under clause 9.5, you can give us a new deadline for delivery, which must be reasonable, and you can cancel your Order if we do not meet the new deadline.

9.6 If you do choose to cancel your Order for late delivery under clause 9.6 or clause 
9.7, you can do so for just some of the Products or all of them, unless splitting them up would significantly reduce their value. If the Products have been delivered to you, you will have to return them to us or allow us to collect them, and we will pay the costs of this. After you cancel your Order we will refund any sums you have paid to us for the cancelled Products and their delivery.

10. International delivery

10.1 We deliver Products via Royal Mail. We are therefore are only able to deliver to countries outside of the United Kingdom which Royal Mail deliver to. Please refer to the Royal Mail website for a list of countries and any restrictions on delivery.

10.2 If you order Products from our site for delivery to a country outside of the United Kingdom, your order may be subject to import duties and taxes which are applied when the delivery reaches that destination.  Please note that we have no control over these charges and we cannot predict their amount. 

10.3 You will be responsible for payment of any such import duties and taxes. Please contact your local customs office for further information before placing your order.

10.4 You must comply with all applicable laws and regulations of the country for which the Products are destined.  We will not be liable or responsible if you break any such law.

11. Price of products and delivery charges

11.1 The prices of the Products will be as quoted on our site at the time you submit your order. We take all reasonable care to ensure that the prices of Products are correct at the time when the relevant information was entered onto the system. However please see clause 12.5 for what happens if we discover an error in the price of Product(s) you ordered.

11.2 Prices for our Products may change from time to time, but changes will not affect any order you have already placed.

11.3 The price of a Product includes VAT (where applicable) at the applicable current rate chargeable in the UK for the time being. However, if the rate of VAT changes between the date of your order and the date of delivery, we will adjust the VAT you pay, unless you have already paid for the Products in full before the change in VAT takes effect.

11.4 The price of a Product does not include delivery charges. Our delivery charges are as advised to you during the check-out process, before you confirm your order.

11.5 It is always possible that, despite our reasonable efforts, some of the Products on our site may be incorrectly priced. If we discover an error in the price of the Products you have ordered we will contact you to inform you of this error and we will give you the option of continuing to purchase the Product at the correct price or cancelling your order. We will not process your order until we have your instructions. If we are unable to contact you using the contact details you provided during the order process, we will treat the order as cancelled and notify you in writing. Please note that if the pricing error is obvious and unmistakeable and could have reasonably been recognised by you as a mispricing, we do not have to provide the Products to you at the incorrect (lower) price.

12. How to pay

12.1 Payment for Products is processed by Paypal, either via a Paypal account or by using Paypal’s Account Optional Service. Please refer to Paypal’s website and terms and conditions in respect of use of these services. When you transfer funds or purchase e-money from Paypal to pay for the Product(s), this is credited to our Paypal account.

12.2 Payment for the Products and all applicable delivery charges is in advance.

13. Our liability if you

13.1 If we fail to comply with these Terms, we are responsible for loss or damage you suffer that is a foreseeable result of our breach of these Terms or our negligence, but we are not responsible for any loss or damage that is not foreseeable. Loss or damage is foreseeable if it is an obvious consequence of our breach or if it was contemplated by you and us at the time we entered into this contract.

13.2 We only supply the Products for domestic and private use. You agree not to use the Products for any commercial, business or resale purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.

13.3 We do not in any way exclude or limit our liability for:

(a)  death or personal injury caused by our negligence;

(b) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;

(c) any breach of the terms implied by section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 (title and quiet possession);

(d) any breach of the terms implied by section 13 to 15 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 (description, satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and samples); and

(e) defective products under the Consumer Protection Act 1987.

14. Events outside our control

14.1 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 or event beyond our reasonable control. 

15. Other important terms

15.1 You may only transfer your rights or your obligations under these Terms to another person if we agree in writing.

15.2 This Contract is between you and us. No other person shall have any rights to enforce any of its terms.

15.3 Each of the paragraphs of these Terms operates separately. If any court or relevant authority decides that any of them are unlawful or unenforceable, the remaining paragraphs will remain in full force and effect.

15.4 If we fail to insist that you perform any of your obligations under these Terms, or if we do not enforce our rights against you, or if we delay in doing so, that will not mean that we have waived our rights against you and will not mean that you do not have to comply with those obligations. If we do waive a default by you, we will only do so in writing, and that will not mean that we will automatically waive any later default by you.

15.5 Please note that these Terms are governed by English law. This means a Contract for the purchase of Products through our site and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it will be governed by English law. You and we both agree to that the courts of England and Wales will have non-exclusive jurisdiction. However, if you are a resident of Northern Ireland you may also bring proceedings in Northern Ireland, and if you are a resident of Scotland, you may also bring proceedings in Scotland.

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