Terms and Conditions for Use and Sales
These terms and conditions were last updated on 30/11/2012
1.1 These terms & conditions set out the terms between you the customer and us the website owner.
1.2 Your use of this website and any service contained within constitutes acceptance of these terms & conditions in full.
1.3 You should not use this website if you do not accept with these terms & conditions in full.
2. Customer Information
2.1 You should always check that the contact information you provide is correct before creating a customer account or proceeding to payment.
2.2 You are responsible for maintaining your own username and password, where required to access your customer account. You should ensure that you store your username and password securely and that the details required to access your customer account are not provided to another party.
2.3 As a customer you are responsible for your customer account and actions taken within it. If you are aware or suspect that your customer account username and password or other details have become known to a third party, you should inform us immediately.
2.4 Our website is only intended for use by adults. Adults may purchase products for children as long as the products purchased are intended by the manufacturer for use or consumption by children.
2.5 We reserve the right to restrict or remove your access to this website where you breach these terms and conditions. Such restriction or removal will take place without recourse or explanation to you where we solely deem it appropriate or necessary.
We take your privacy seriously. We only use your details for those purposes of dealing with your order and e-mail marketing if you do not wish to recieve e-mail marketing you may unsubscribe from our newsletter. Under no circumstances will your details be passed to any third party unless required to do so by law.
4. Product Pricing and Title
4.1 We make every effort to ensure that the pricing displayed on our website is correct. However, if an error in the pricing of a product is found we reserve the right to either cancel your order or contact you to arrange payment of any extra sum due or refund any over-payment made by you (as applicable). The processing of an order can be cancelled or corrected by us at any time up to the shipment of that order and any related items.
4.2 We reserve the right to alter all product pricing without notice.
4.3 Title in any products ordered from us does not pass to you, the purchaser until we have received and processed a valid payment, and that payment has been made into our own bank account and your order has been shipped.
5. Your Order
5.1 When you place an order you will automatically receive a confirmation email from us to confirm your order. Your order constitutes an offer made to us to purchase the goods specified in the order.
5.2 Your offer is only accepted by us once we have emailed you to confirm the dispatch of your order.
5.3 Product items not included within the dispatch email are not included in the order and contract between you and us.
5.4 We reserve the right to delay or refuse orders where a transaction contains incomplete details or details that cannot be verified or where fraud is suspected.
5.5 If we are unable to reasonably ascertain these details or resolve these issues a full refund will be made against the card used at the time of purchase. No other form of refund or credit will be offered nor will a refund be made to any third party card or account.
6. Shipping and Customs Duty
We now operate a very strict first come first served policy and orders will be done strictly in the order that they were received with the only deviation to that being if the plants for that order are not ready or you have spoken to us to pre-arrange an urgent delivery or date BEFORE placing your order.
Orders sent through marked now or asap without having spoken to us first will just wait their place in the queue and will be dealt with as soon as we can.
6.1 All orders received by us are shipped subject to availability and we do our best to ship orders as quickly as we can.However please be aware that between April and September we can get delays due to the volume of orders we receive in a short space of time.
If your order has not arrived in a timely manner please e-mail us (allowing up to 5 days for a reply) to enquire where your order is and we will do our best to speed things up for you.
6.2 We reserve the right to ship products at a later date (up to 28 days after purchase) where the product ordered is not in stock at the time of purchase. Important see amendment 6.2a Below
6.2a However the 28 days only applies in order for us to be in line with the distance selling regulations. As plants are described as perishable goods and many factors can affect the growing of plants this becomes a very grey area where the legal requirements under the regulations are concerned and as such it is not known if plants are even covered under the regulations we cannot guarantee your order will be delivered within the 28 day deadline either because of factors affecting the growing of the plants causing delays or the fact we are extremely busy and it may not be possible in peak season to deliver within this time frame. And we have taken advice from Trading Standards on this.
6.3 We cannot be held responsible for disruption to shipping caused by industrial disputes or action outside our direct control. If such disruption occurs you will be offered delivery via an alternative delivery or fulfilment company or a full refund.
6.4 If you are ordering a product from outside the UK the recipient of the product is responsible for all customs duties or tariffs incurred in the country to which the products are shipped. Furthermore your order may be subject to delay or be opened and searched by local customs authorities when entering the destination country. Please note we are unable to provide specific advice on customs duties or tariffs.Please note we do not ship outside of Europe.
7. Cancellation Rights, Returns and Refunds
7.1 Under the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000 you have a right to cancel your purchase. However, to exercise this right you must notify us in writing, (email or letter) within 7 working days from the day of Purchase. Orders cancelled after 7 days will only be done so at our discretion and only in exceptional circumstances.
If we have not delivered your plants within 28 days we reserve the right to re-negotiate your contract either by cancelling and offering a full refund. Offering you more suitable plants for the season or by changing the date of your delivery.
7.2 As stated above notification of cancellation must be in writing, a telephone call is not a valid cancellation.
7.3 No right of cancellation, refund or return exists under the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000 once you have used your product, unless the product is defective
7.4 As Vegetable plants are perishable we do not accept returns of the goods as twice in the post renders them useless .If the plants are not suitable or are damaged then we will either offer replacements or refunds. Providing such damage or unsuitability has been reported to us within 24 hours of delivery.
7.5 All refunds will be processed as soon as possible back to the source you paid from.
8. Customer Complaints
We endeavour to respond to all customer complaints or queries within five working days.
9. Faulty Products
Where you experience a fault with a product it can be dealt with subject to our policy above.
10. Events outside our control
We shall not be liable for delay or failure to perform any obligation under these terms & conditions if the delay or failure is caused by any circumstances beyond our reasonable control, including, but not limited to, acts of god, war, civil disorder or industrial dispute.
Please Note :
Delivery time is subject to plant size.If we have had adverse growing conditions during crop production this may delay delivery times.
11.1 We grant you a licence to access the content, information and services contained within our website for personal use only.
11.2 This licence allows you to download and cache (using your browser) individual pages from our website.
11.3 This licence does not allow you to download and modify individual pages or substantial parts of our website nor to make our website available via an intranet, where our website or a substantial part of it is hosted locally on the intranet in question.
11.4 Our website design, layout, content or text cannot be copied, edited or otherwise manipulated without our express prior written permission.
11.5 Our website cannot be placed within the frame-set of another site.
11.6 Third parties are not allowed to “deep link” to pages within our website, without our express prior written permission. All links (unless expressly permitted by us) should be to the main index page of our website. Furthermore, the content of such links, whether graphic or text should not be misleading, false, derogatory or in any other way offensive.
11.7 The restriction on “deep linking” does not apply to affiliate partners who wish to send customers directly to a particular page or product in order to increase their affiliate sales.
12.1 All content, databases, graphics, buttons, icons, logos, layouts and look & feel are our copyright, unless expressly acknowledged as otherwise.
12.2 The data mining, extraction or utilisation of product information from our website is not permitted without our express prior written permission.
13. User Generated Content
13.1 Where the facility exists you may provide reviews or public feedback on the website of products purchased by you, also known as user-generated content.
13.2 Where the facility exists such user-generated content can be provided in different formats and mediums; text, audio, video and still photographs.
13.3 As part of providing this content to us you agree to grant us a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive and royalty-free license to use, distribute, edit, translate and repurpose such content, as we require, including sub-licensing to other parties.
13.4 Such content shall not infringe the intellectual property rights of any other party. Furthermore the content shall not be illegal or capable of breaching the laws of any jurisdiction in which it may be displayed.
13.5 We reserve the right to remove any content, which breaches or risks breaching these terms and conditions.
13.6 However, we shall not assume any responsibility for auditing or monitoring any user generated content.
13.7 Any complaints about such content by rights holders or any user or visitor to our website should be directed to us using our contact details listed at the end of these terms and conditions.
14. Limitations and Exclusions of Liability
14.1 Where content and information is provided on the website without charge we exclude all liability for such content and information.
14.2 All business losses (including, but not limited to) loss of profits, income, revenue, damage to goodwill, loss of other commercial contracts, other commercial opportunities are all excluded.
14.3 All indirect, consequential or special losses or damage are all excluded.
14.4 All other losses or damages not reasonably foreseeable at the time of the contract between you and us are also excluded.
14.5 All losses relating to the loss or corruption of data, databases, systems, software or hardware are all excluded.
14.6 These terms and conditions do not exclude or limit liability for death or personal injury caused by you or us.
14.7 These terms and conditions do not exclude or limit liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation caused by you or us.
14.8 These terms and conditions do not exclude or limit liability where this conflicts with the applicable law for this jurisdiction.
By your use of our website you hereby indemnify us and undertake to keep us indemnified at all times now and in the future against all possible claims relating to any breach of these terms and conditions by you. Such indemnities to include, (but not be limited to) all costs legal and otherwise, all other expenses, damages or settlements arising from your breach of these terms and conditions.
We reserve the right to vary these terms & conditions at any time, without giving notice to you. Such varied terms and conditions shall automatically apply to the use of our website from the date of publication on our website.
We reserve the right to assign our rights and also our obligations under these terms and conditions, without giving notice to you. This right of assignment shall only apply to us and shall not apply to you in any way.
The foregoing paragraphs, sub-paragraphs and clauses of these terms & conditions shall be read and construed independently of each other. Should any part of this agreement or its paragraphs, sub-paragraphs or clauses be found invalid it shall not affect the remaining paragraphs, sub-paragraphs and clauses.
Failure by us to enforce any accrued rights under these terms & conditions is not to be taken as or deemed to be a waiver of those rights by us unless we acknowledge the waiver in writing.
20. Third Parties
These terms and conditions are between you and us. They do not apply to, or benefit any third party and are not reliant on any third party.
21. Entire Terms & Conditions
These terms & conditions set out the entire agreement and understanding between you and us.
22. Your Statutory Rights
Where acting as a consumer your statutory rights are unaffected.
These terms & conditions shall be interpreted, construed and enforced in accordance with English law and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.
Our contact details are as follows:
Keith Wheeler Tomato-Plants-Direct, 140c High Street, Worle, North Somerset, BS22 6HE
From within the UK: 07840 106983 please only call in office hours 9-5
VAT registration number:971 1778 94
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