1.1 What these terms cover. These are the terms and conditions on which we supply products to you, whether these are goods, services or both.
1.2 Why you should read them. Please read these terms carefully before you submit your order to us. These terms tell you who we are, how we will provide products to you, how you and we may change or end the contract, what to do if there is a problem and other important information. If you think that there is a mistake in these terms, please contact us to discuss.
1.3 Are you a business customer or a consumer? In some areas you will have different rights under these terms depending on whether you are a business or consumer. You are a consumer if:
Provisions specific to consumers only are highlighted in red and those specific to businesses only are highlighted in blue.
1.4 If you are a business customer this is our entire agreement with you. If you are a business customer these terms constitute the entire agreement between us in relation to your purchase. You acknowledge that you have not relied on any statement, promise, representation, assurance or warranty made or given by or on behalf of us which is not set out in these terms and that you shall have no claim for innocent or negligent misrepresentation or negligent misstatement based on any statement in this agreement.
2. Information about us and how to contact us
2.1 Who we are. We are ProtectaPet Ltd a company registered in England and Wales. Our company registration number is 09051826 and our registered office is at St Mary's House, 23 Crewe Road, Alsager, Stoke on Trent. ST7 2EW and our address is Lola House, Turner Crescent, Chesterton, Staffordshire, ST5 7JZ. Our registered VAT number is 190682685.
2.2 How to contact us. You can contact us by telephoning our customer service team at 0800 999 4008 or by writing to us at email@example.com or Lola House, Turner Crescent, Chesterton, Staffordshire, ST5 7JZ.
2.3 How we may contact you. If we have to contact you we will do so by telephone or by writing to you at the email address or postal address you provided to us in your order.
2.4 "Writing" includes emails. When we use the words "writing" or "written" in these terms, this includes emails.
3. Our contract with you
3.1 How we will accept your order. Our acceptance of your order will take place when we email you to accept it, at which point a contract will come into existence between you and us.
3.2 If we cannot accept your order. If we are unable to accept your order, we will inform you of this and will not charge you for the product. This might be because the product is out of stock, because of unexpected limits on our resources which we could not reasonably plan for or because a credit reference we have obtained for you does not meet our minimum requirements, because we have identified an error in the price or description of the product or because we are unable to meet a delivery deadline you have specified.
3.3 Your order number. We will assign an order number to your order and tell you what it is when we accept your order. It will help us if you can tell us the order number whenever you contact us about your order.
4. Our products
4.1 Products may vary slightly from their pictures. The images of the products on our website are for illustrative purposes only. Although we have made every effort to display the colours accurately, we cannot guarantee that a device's display of the colours accurately reflects the colour of the products. Your product may vary slightly from those images. Although we have made every effort to be as accurate as possible, because our products are bespoke made, all sizes, weights, capacities, dimensions and measurements indicated on our website have a 5% tolerance.
4.2 Product packaging may vary. The packaging of the product may vary from that shown in images on our website.
4.3 Making sure your measurements are accurate. If we are making the product to measurements you have given us, you are responsible for ensuring that these measurements are correct. You can find information and tips on how to measure on our website or by contacting us.
5. Your rights to make changes as a Consumer Only
If you wish to make a change to the product you have ordered please contact us. We will let you know if the change is possible. If it is possible we will let you know about any changes to the price of the product, the timing of supply or anything else which would be necessary as a result of your requested change and ask you to confirm whether you wish to go ahead with the change.
6. Our rights to make changes
6.1 Minor changes to the products. We may change the product:
(a) to reflect changes in relevant laws and regulatory requirements; and
(b) to implement minor technical adjustments and improvements, for example to better address your requirements, the animals, the topography of your site and, in consultation with you, to address local planning regulations or your neighbour’s concerns. These changes will not affect your use of the product.
6.2 More significant changes to the products and these terms. In addition, as we informed you in the description of the product on our website, we may make more significant changes to the products to better address your requirements, the animals, the topography of your site and, in consultation with you, to address local planning regulations or your neighbour’s concerns but if we do so we will notify you and you may then contact us to end the contract before the changes take effect and receive a refund for any products paid for but not received.
NB. The responsibility for compliance with any local planning and building control regulations will lie with you. We give no warranty or guarantee that the products will comply with any local planning or building control regulations.
7. Providing the products
7.1 Delivery costs. For deliveries within the UK the costs of delivery will be as displayed to you on our website.
7.2 When we will provide the products.
(a) If the products are goods. If the products are goods and ordered through our Online Shop we aim to despatch within 5 days after the day on which we accept your order. We will contact you if delivery is expected to take longer due to unforeseen circumstances to agree a delivery date which will be within 30 days after the day on which we accept your order. For products ordered other than through our Online Shop we will contact you with an estimated delivery date which will be within 30 days after the day on which we accept your order.
(b) If the products are one-off services. We will begin the services on the date agreed with you during the order process. The estimated completion date for the services is as told to you during the order process.
7.3 We are not responsible for delays outside our control. If our supply of the products is delayed by an event outside our control we will contact you as soon as possible to let you know and we will take steps to minimise the effect of the delay. Provided we do this we will not be liable for delays caused by the event, but if there is a risk of substantial delay you may contact us to end the contract and receive a refund for any products you have paid for but not received.
7.4 Collection by you. If you have asked to collect the products from our premises, you can collect them from us at any time during our working hours of 9am and 5pm on weekdays excluding public holidays.
7.5 If you are not at home when the product is delivered. If no one is available at your address to take delivery and the products cannot be posted through your letterbox, we will leave you a note informing you of how to rearrange delivery or collect the products from a local depot.
7.6 If you do not re-arrange delivery. If you do not collect the products from us as arranged or if, after a failed delivery to you, you do not re-arrange delivery or collect them from a delivery depot we will contact you for further instructions and may charge you for storage costs and any further delivery costs. If, despite our reasonable efforts, we are unable to contact you or re-arrange delivery or collection we may end the contract and clause 10.2 will apply.
7.7 If you do not allow us access to provide services. If you do not allow us access to your property to perform the services as arranged (and you do not have a good reason for this) we may charge you additional costs incurred by us as a result. If, despite our reasonable efforts, we are unable to contact you or re-arrange access to your property we may end the contract and clause 10.2 will apply.
7.8 When you become responsible for the goods. A product which is goods will be your responsibility from the time we deliver the product to the address you gave us or you or a carrier organised by you collect it from us.
7.9 When you own goods. You own a product which is goods once we have received payment in full.
7.10 What will happen if you do not give required information to us. We may need certain information from you so that we can supply the products to you, for example, the dimensions or your outside space and height of site boundaries. If so, this will have been stated in the description of the products on our website. We will contact you to ask for this information. If you do not give us this information within a reasonable time of us asking for it, or if you give us incomplete or incorrect information, we may either end the contract (and clause 10.2 will apply) or make an additional charge of a reasonable sum to compensate us for any extra work that is required as a result. We will not be responsible for supplying the products late or not supplying any part of them if this is caused by you not giving us the information we need within a reasonable time of us asking for it.
7.11 Reasons we may suspend the supply of products to you. We may have to suspend the supply of a product to:
(a) deal with technical problems or make minor technical changes;
(b) update the product to reflect changes in relevant laws and regulatory requirements;
(c) make changes to the product as requested by you or notified by us to you (see clause 6).
7.12 Your rights if we suspend the supply of products. We will contact you in advance to tell you we will be suspending supply of the product, unless the problem is urgent or an emergency. If we have to suspend the product for longer than 30 days we will adjust the price so that you do not pay for products while they are suspended. You may contact us to end the contract for a product if we suspend it, or tell you we are going to suspend it, in each case for a period of more than 30 days and we will refund any sums you have paid in advance for the product in respect of the period after you end the contract.
7.13 We may also suspend supply of the products if you do not pay. If you do not pay us for the products when you are supposed to (see clause 14.4) and you still do not make payment within 7 days of us reminding you that payment is due, we may suspend supply of the products until you have paid us the outstanding amounts. We will contact you to tell you we are suspending supply of the products. We will not suspend the products where you dispute the unpaid invoice (see clause 14.7). We will not charge you for the products during the period for which they are suspended. As well as suspending the products we can also charge you interest on your overdue payments (see clause 14.6).
8. Your rights to end the contract
8.1 You can always end your contract with us. Your rights when you end the contract will depend on what you have bought, whether there is anything wrong with it, how we are performing, when you decide to end the contract and whether you are a consumer or business customer:
(a) If what you have bought is faulty or misdescribed you may have a legal right to end the contract (or to get the product repaired or replaced or a service re-performed or to get some or all of your money back), see clause 12 if you are a consumer and clause 13 if you are a business;
(b) If you want to end the contract because of something we have done or have told you we are going to do, see clause 8.2;
(c) If you are a consumer and have just changed your mind about the product, see clause 8.3. You may be able to get a refund if you are within the cooling-off period, but this may be subject to deductions and you will have to pay the costs of return of any goods;
8.2 Ending the contract because of something we have done or are going to do. If you are ending a contract for a reason set out at (a) to (e) below the contract will end immediately and we will refund you in full for any products which have not been provided and you may also be entitled to compensation. The reasons are:
(a) we have told you about an upcoming change to the product or these terms which you do not agree to (see clause 6.2);
(b) we have told you about an error in the price or description of the product you have ordered and you do not wish to proceed;
(c) there is a risk that supply of the products may be significantly delayed because of events outside our control;
(d) we have suspended supply of the products for technical reasons, or notify you we are going to suspend them for technical reasons, in each case for a period of more than 30 days; or
(e) you have a legal right to end the contract because of something we have done wrong.
8.3 Exercising your right to change your mind if you are a consumer (Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013). If you are a consumer then for most products bought online you have a legal right to change your mind within 14 days and receive a refund. These rights, under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013, are explained in more detail in these terms.
8.4 Our goodwill guarantee for consumers. Please note, these terms reflect the goodwill guarantee offered by ProtectaPet Ltd of Lola House, Turner Crescent, Chesterton, Staffordshire, ST5 7JZ to its UK consumer customers, which is more generous than your legal rights under the Consumer Contracts Regulations in the ways set out below. This goodwill guarantee does not apply to domestic installations undertaken by us for you as goods and parts are bespoke to each individual order. This goodwill guarantee does not affect your legal rights in relation to faulty or misdescribed products (see clause 12.1):
Right under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013
How our goodwill guarantee is more generous
14 day period to change your mind.
30 day period to change your mind.
Consumer to pay costs of return.
Consumer to pay costs of return unless goods are faulty then we pay the costs of return.
Please Note: Under our 30-day returns goodwill guarantee, if for any reason you are unhappy with your purchase, you can return it to us in its original condition within 30 days of the date you received the item. If you have changed your mind, we will refund the purchase price, deducting any postage costs we have incurred.
We cannot accept items that have been used/fitted or individual parts purchased as part of a kit. ProtectaPet cat fencing solutions are guaranteed to meet their specification, without defect, at the time of delivery. In the unlikely event of your receiving a defective or damaged product, please send us photographic evidence to firstname.lastname@example.org We can then advise you on whether to return the defective part and how we will replace this component.
We reserve the right to replace defective parts or refund the purchase price. If we ask you to return the goods, we recommend that you use a recorded delivery service. If you are returning an item because of an error on our part or it is defective, we will refund your costs in returning it to us provided that you receive prior agreement with us in respect of the cost, prior to dispatch.
8.5 When consumers do not have a right to change their minds. Your right as a consumer to change your mind does not apply in respect of:
(a) domestic Installations;
(b) services, once these have been completed, even if the cancellation period is still running;
(c) products sealed for health protection or hygiene purposes, once these have been unsealed after you receive them; and
(d) any products which become mixed inseparably with other items after their delivery.
8.6 How long do consumers have to change their minds? If you are a consumer how long you have to change your mind depends on what you have ordered and how it is delivered.
(a) Have you bought services only and that are not part of a Domestic Installation undertaken by us (for example, the installation of a cat containment barrier which you have purchased separately) If so, you have 14 days after the day we email you to confirm we accept your order. However, once we have completed the services you cannot change your mind, even if the period is still running. If you cancel after we have started the services, you must pay us for the services provided up until the time you tell us that you have changed your mind.
(b) Have you bought goods (for example, a ProtectaPet Cat Fence Bracket)? If so you have 30 days after the day you (or someone you nominate) receives the goods, unless:
(i) Your goods are split into several deliveries over different days. In this case you have until 30 days after the day you (or someone you nominate) receives the last delivery.
(ii) Your goods are part of a Domestic Installation undertaken by us for you as the goods and parts are bespoke to each individual order.
9. How to end the contract with us (including if you are a consumer who has changed their mind)
9.1 Tell us you want to end the contract. To end the contract with us, please let us know by doing one of the following:
(a) Phone or email. Call customer services on 0800 999 4008 or email us at email@example.com. Please provide your name, home address, details of the order and, where available, your phone number and email address.
9.2 Returning products after ending the contract. If you end the contract for any reason after products have been dispatched to you or you have received them, you must return them to us. You must either return the goods in person to where you bought them, post them back to us at Lola House, Turner Crescent, Chesterton, Staffordshire, ST5 7JZ or (if they are not suitable for posting) allow us to collect them from you. Please call customer services on 0800 999 4008 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange collection. If you are a consumer exercising your right to change your mind you must send off the goods within 14 days of telling us you wish to end the contract.
9.3 When we will pay the costs of return. We will pay the costs of return:
(a) if the products are faulty or misdescribed;
(b) if you are ending the contract because we have told you of an upcoming change to the product or these terms, an error in pricing or description, a delay in delivery due to events outside our control or because you have a legal right to do so as a result of something we have done wrong; or
In all other circumstances (including where you are a consumer exercising your right to change your mind) you must pay the costs of return.
9.4 What we charge for collection. If you are responsible for the costs of return and we are collecting the product from you, we will charge you the direct cost to us of collection.
9.5 How we will refund you. If you are entitled to a refund under these terms we will refund you the price you paid for the products including delivery costs, by the method you used for payment. However, we may make deductions from the price, as described below.
9.6 When we may make deduction from refunds if you are a consumer exercising your right to change your mind. If you are exercising your right to change your mind:
(a) We may reduce your refund of the price (excluding delivery costs) 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. Examples of what handling is acceptable are: scuffing or damaging the powder-coating on the steel or packaging items together insufficiently so that they knock together in transit.
(b) 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.
(c) The maximum refund for delivery costs will be the costs of delivery by the least expensive delivery method we offer. For example, if we offer delivery of a product within 3-5 days at one cost but you choose to have the product delivered within 24 hours at a higher cost, then we will only refund what you would have paid for the cheaper delivery option.
(d) Where the product is a service, we may deduct from any refund an amount for the supply of the service for the period for which it was supplied, ending with the time when you told us you had changed your mind. The amount will be in proportion to what has been supplied, in comparison with the full coverage of the contract.
9.7 When your refund will be made. We will make any refunds due to you as soon as possible. If you are a consumer exercising your right to change your mind then:
(a) If the products are goods and we have not offered to collect them, your refund will be made within 14 days from 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 9.2.
(b) In all other cases, your refund will be made within 14 days of your telling us you have changed your mind
10. Our rights to end the contract
10.1 We may end the contract if you break it. We may end the contract for a product at any time by writing to you if:
(a) you do not make any payment to us when it is due.
(b) you do not, within a reasonable time of us asking for it, provide us with information that is necessary for us to provide the products, for example, size or colour;
(c) you do not, within a reasonable time, allow us to deliver the products to you or collect them from us;
(d) you do not, within a reasonable time, allow us access to your premises to supply the services; or
(e) Your premises are not safe for our installation engineers to undertake the installation and we have advised you of what is required by you to ensure that the site is safe.
10.2 You must compensate us if you break the contract. If we end the contract in the situations set out in clause 10.1 we will refund any money you have paid in advance for products we have not provided but we may deduct or charge you reasonable compensation for the net costs we will incur as a result of your breaking the contract
10.3 We may withdraw the product. We may write to you to let you know that we are going to stop providing the product. We will let you know at least 7 days in advance of our stopping the supply of the product (unless an emergency) and will refund any sums you have paid in advance for products which will not be provided.
11. If there is a problem with the product
How to tell us about problems. If you have any questions or complaints about the product, please contact us. You can telephone our customer service team at 0800 999 4008 or write to us at email@example.com Lola House, Turner Crescent, Chesterton, Staffordshire, ST5 7JZ.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION DISCLAIMERS
Although we have a very high success rate and rarely have any pets escape from a ProtectaPet® secured garden, our systems are not guaranteed against escape. No liability can be accepted for loss or injury occurring from an escape. In the rare event of a cat escaping from the garden, we will work with you to remedy the problem. In the case of an installation by our team, our fitters will advise you on potential weak points in the garden such as trees, arbours, low walls or fences. We advise you to be extra vigilant in the time immediately after the installation as this is the most likely time for a cat to escape. The points we advise you on are your responsibility although we can offer further support over the phone or email, if required.DAMAGE IN USE
ProtectaPet® accepts no liability for damage to the system whilst in use. This includes damage from any animal chewing, damage caused through gardening such as using strimmers, general maintenance, plant growth or any unforeseen circumstances. We recommend that you take extra care not to damage the fencing.
OUR INSTALLATION SERVICES
Professional installation services can be purchased from ProtectaPet®. Our Installation Engineers take extra care when installing a ProtectaPet® system. In the rare event of damage caused to your property by one of an Installation Engineer, we will need photographs from you to determine the response and action.
ProtectaPet® Installation Engineers will secure trees, arbours and other tall items in your garden, but any escapes via these routes are not covered by our warranty. ProtectaPet® will offer support if you encounter any problems. We accept no responsibility for accidental damage by weather, wildlife or human error.
Quotes for professional installation are valid for thirty days and are subject to installation plans being cleared with neighbours in advance of the installation date.
Gardens that require preparatory work, such as pruning, are liable to additional charges. Bushes, shrubs and creepers to be cut back so that the top 1ft portion of fence panels and posts are clear of greenery. If the gardening work has not been undertaken in advance on installation, gardening work required will be charged at £72 per hour inc VAT.
For safety and to prevent damage, please remove fairy lights and hanging baskets from the perimeter and ensure access to the fences and walls is clear of any precious plants or ornaments.
Check that fence panels and posts are in a suitable condition for the attachment of cat fence brackets. Occasionally concrete fence posts can crack due to the orientation of the steel reinforcement bars. ProtectaPet cannot be held responsible for any damage caused by drilling the posts.
To protect Installation Engineers from toxoplasmosis, please remove or bury pet excrement in your garden.
When arriving on site, if we believe that there is a more aesthetically pleasing option, or a more secure way of completing the installation, we will discuss the options with you prior to work commencing.
Cancellations with less than two full working days’ notice (Monday to Friday) will incur a charge of 25% of the total. You or a person who you authorise must be present throughout the day of the installation.
We request customers to be extra vigilant in releasing their cat in the period immediately following installation. If there are any problems, we will work with you to find a solution. This guarantee is valid for eighteen months from the date of installation.
YOUR OWN INSTALLATION
When undertaking your own installation you are responsible for the standard and quality of installation and for any liability or damage arising from this work, whether undertaken by yourself or your own independent contractor. ProtectaPet® accepts no liability for damage caused to either the goods purchased or damage caused to property as a direct or indirect result of installations undertaken by yourself or your independent contractor.
12. Your rights in respect of defective products if you are a consumer
12.1 If you are a consumer we are under a legal duty to supply products that are in conformity with this contract. See the box below for a summary of your key legal rights in relation to the products. Nothing in these terms will affect your legal rights.
Summary of your key legal rights
This is a summary of your key legal rights. These are subject to certain exceptions. For detailed information please visit the Citizens Advice website www.adviceguide.org.uk or call 03454 04 05 06.
If your product is goods, for example [cat barrier], the Consumer Rights Act 2015 says goods must be as described, fit for purpose and of satisfactory quality. During the expected lifespan of your product your legal rights entitle you to the following:
a) Up to 30 days: if your goods are faulty, then you can get an immediate refund.
b) Up to six months: if your goods can't be repaired or replaced, then you're entitled to a full refund, in most cases.
c) Up to six years: if your goods do not last a reasonable length of time you may be entitled to some money back.
See also clause 8.3.
If your product is services, for example installation of a cat barrier, the Consumer Rights Act 2015 says:
a) You can ask us to repeat or fix a service if it's not carried out with reasonable care and skill, or get some money back if we can't fix it.
b) If you haven't agreed a price beforehand, what you're asked to pay must be reasonable.
c) If you haven't agreed a time beforehand, it must be carried out within a reasonable time.
See also clause 8.2.
12.2 Your obligation to return rejected products. If you wish to exercise your legal rights to reject products you must either return them in person to where you bought them, post them back to us or (if they are not suitable for posting) allow us to collect them from you. We will pay the costs of postage or collection. Please call customer services on 0800 999 4008 or email us at Lola House, Turner Crescent, Chesterton, Staffordshire, ST5 7JZ to arrange collection.
13. Your rights in respect of defective products if you are a business
13.1 If you are a business customer we warrant that on delivery and for a period of 12 months from the date of delivery (warranty period), any products which are goods shall:
(a) conform in all material respects with their description and any relevant specification;
(b) be free from material defects in design, material and workmanship;
(c) be of satisfactory quality (within the meaning of the Sale of Goods Act 1979); and
(d) be fit for any purpose held out by us.
13.2 Subject to clause13.3, if:
(a) you give us notice in writing during the warranty period within a reasonable time of discovery that a product does not comply with the warranty set out in clause 13.1;
(b) we are given a reasonable opportunity of examining such product; and
(c) you return such product to us at our cost,
we shall, at our option, repair or replace the defective product, or refund the price of the defective product in full.
13.3 We will not be liable for a product's failure to comply with the warranty in clause 13.1 if:
(a) you make any further use of such product after giving a notice in accordance with clause 13.2(a);
(b) the defect arises because you failed to follow our oral or written instructions as to the storage, installation, commissioning, use or maintenance of the product or (if there are none) good trade practice; for example; the none removal of snowfall or leaves;
(c) the defect arises as a result of us following any drawing, design or specification supplied by the Customer;
(d) you alter or repair the product without our written consent; or
(e) the defect arises as a result of fair wear and tear, wilful damage, negligence, or abnormal working conditions.
13.4 Except as provided in this clause 13, we shall have no liability to you in respect of a product's failure to comply with the warranty set out in clause 13.1.
13.5 These terms shall apply to any repaired or replacement products supplied by us under clause 13.2.
14. Price and payment
14.1 Where to find the price for the product. The price of the product (which includes VAT) will be the price indicated on the order pages when you placed your order. We take all reasonable care to ensure that the price of the product advised to you is correct. However please see clause 14.3 for what happens if we discover an error in the price of the product you order.
14.2 We will pass on changes in the rate of VAT. If the rate of VAT changes between your order date and the date we supply the product, we will adjust the rate of VAT that you pay, unless you have already paid for the product in full before the change in the rate of VAT takes effect.
14.3 What happens if we got the price wrong. It is always possible that, despite our best efforts, some of the products we sell may be incorrectly priced. We will normally check prices before accepting your order so that, where the product's correct price at your order date is less than our stated price at your order date, we will charge the lower amount. If the product's correct price at your order date is higher than the price stated to you, we will contact you for your instructions before we accept your order. If we accept and process your order where a pricing error is obvious and unmistakeable and could reasonably have been recognised by you as a mispricing, we may end the contract, refund you any sums you have paid and require the return of any goods provided to you.
14.4 When you must pay and how you must pay. We accept payment with BACS transfer, paypal, credit or debit card. Please note that for security reasons, the Installation Engineer cannot accept cash as payment on the day of installations. When you must pay depends on what product you are buying:
(a) For goods, you must pay for the products before we dispatch them. We will not charge your credit or debit card until we dispatch the products to you.
(b) For services:
Commercial installations projects: you must make an advance payment of 25% of the price of the commercial installation project, a further 25% on delivery to you of the materials and the remaining 50% on completion. We will invoice you for the balance of the price of the commercial installation project when we have completed them. You must pay each invoice on the date of the invoice.
Domestic installations projects: On installations up £6,999, payment is due on completion of the installation. On installations of £7,000 or more, we request a 25% deposit in advance. We will invoice you for the balance of the price of the services when we have completed them. You must pay each invoice on the due date of the invoice.
Alternatively, if you choose Klarna as a payment method, the terms and due dates will be outlined at the point of application.
14.5 Our right of set-off if you are a business customer. If you are a business customer you must pay all amounts due to us under these terms in full without any set-off, counterclaim, deduction or withholding (other than any deduction or withholding of tax as required by law).
14.6 We can charge interest if you pay late. If you do not make any payment to us by the due date we may charge interest to you on the overdue amount at the rate of 8% a year above the base lending rate of HSBC Bank Plc from time to time. This interest shall accrue on a daily basis from the due date until the date of actual payment of the overdue amount, whether before or after judgment. You must pay us interest together with any overdue amount.
14.7 What to do if you think an invoice is wrong. If you think an invoice is wrong please contact us promptly to let us know. You will not have to pay any interest until the dispute is resolved. Once the dispute is resolved we will charge you interest on correctly invoiced sums from the original due date.
15. Our responsibility for loss or damage suffered by you if you are a consumer
15.1 We are responsible to you for foreseeable loss and damage caused by us. If we fail to comply with these terms, we are responsible for loss or damage you suffer that is a foreseeable result of our breaking this contract or our failing to use reasonable care and skill, but we are not responsible for any loss or damage that is not foreseeable. Loss or damage is foreseeable if either it is obvious that it will happen or if, at the time the contract was made, both we and you knew it might happen, for example, if you discussed it with us during the sales process.
15.2 We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors; for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; for breach of your legal rights in relation to the products as summarised at clause 12.1and for defective products under the Consumer Protection Act 1987
15.3 When we are liable for damage to your property. If we are providing services in your property, we will make good any damage to your property caused by us while doing so. However, we are not responsible for the cost of repairing any pre-existing faults or damage to your property that we discover while providing the services.
15.4 We are not liable for business losses. If you are a consumer we only supply the products for to you for domestic and private use. If you use the products for any commercial, business or re-sale purpose our liability to you will be limited as set out in clause 16.
16. Our responsibility for loss or damage suffered by you if you are a business
16.1 Nothing in these terms shall limit or exclude our liability for:
(a) death or personal injury caused by our negligence, or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors (as applicable);
(b) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
(c) breach of the terms implied by section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 or section 2 of the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982; or
(d) defective products under the Consumer Protection Act 1987; or
(e) any matter in respect of which it would be unlawful for us to exclude or restrict liability.
16.2 Except to the extent expressly stated in clause 13.1 all terms implied by sections 13 to 15 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 and sections 3 to 5 of the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 are excluded.
16.3 Subject to clause 16.1:
(a) we shall not be liable to you, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, for any loss of profit, or any indirect or consequential loss arising under or in connection with any contract between us; and
(b) our total liability to you for all other losses arising under or in connection with any contract between us, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, shall be limited to the total sums paid by you for products under such contract.
17. How we may use your personal information
18. Other important terms
18.1 Our 18 Month Peace of Mind Guarantee. Where we have provided a combined goods and installation service to you, if, within the period of 18 months from the date of completion of the installation (Guarantee Period), in the unlikely event that the mesh, brackets, fixtures or timber of the installation are defective, we will replace the defective parts free of charge. Our installation workmanship is also guaranteed for the Guarantee Period. Our Peace of Mind Guarantee is subject always to you giving us notice in writing during the Guarantee Period of the nature of the defects.
18.2 We may transfer this agreement to someone else. We may transfer our rights and obligations under these terms to another organisation. We will always tell you in writing if this happens and we will ensure that the transfer will not affect your rights under the contract
18.3 You need our consent to transfer your rights to someone else (except that you can always transfer our guarantee). You may only transfer your rights or your obligations under these terms to another person if we agree to this in writing. We may not agree if the other person does not have the same financial standing that you have and we reasonably consider that the other person will not be able to perform its obligations under the terms of the contract. However, if you are a consumer you may transfer our guarantee at clause 8.4 to a person who has acquired the product or, where the product is services, any item or property in respect of which we have provided the services. We may require the person to whom the guarantee is transferred to provide reasonable evidence that they are now the owner of the relevant item or property, for example by written confirmation from you that you have transferred the ownership to the other person. .
18.4 Nobody else has any rights under this contract (except someone you pass your guarantee on to). This contract is between you and us. No other person shall have any rights to enforce any of its terms, except as explained in clause 18.3 in respect of our guarantee. Neither of us will need to get the agreement of any other person in order to end the contract or make any changes to these terms].
18.5 If a court finds part of this contract illegal, the rest will continue in force. Each of the paragraphs of these terms operates separately. If any court or relevant authority decides that any of them are unlawful, the remaining paragraphs will remain in full force and effect.
18.6 Even if we delay in enforcing this contract, we can still enforce it later. If we do not insist immediately that you do anything you are required to do under these terms, or if we delay in taking steps against you in respect of your breaking this contract, that will not mean that you do not have to do those things and it will not prevent us taking steps against you at a later date. For example, if you miss a payment and we do not chase you but we continue to provide the products, we can still require you to make the payment at a later date.
18.7 Which laws apply to this contract and where you may bring legal proceedings if you are a consumer. These terms are governed by English law and you can bring legal proceedings in respect of the products in the English courts. If you live in Scotland you can bring legal proceedings in respect of the products in either the Scottish or the English courts. If you live in Northern Ireland you can bring legal proceedings in respect of the products in either the Northern Irish or the English courts.
18.8 Which laws apply to this contract and where you may bring legal proceedings if you are a business. If you are a business, any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with a contract between us or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales and the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any such dispute or claim.
19. In cooperation with Klarna Bank AB (publ), Sveavägen 46, 111 34 Stockholm, Sweden, we offer you payment options.
Further information and Klarna’s user terms you can find here. General information on Klarna can be found here. Your personal data is handled in accordance with applicable data protection law and in accordance with the information in Klarnas privacy statement. In order to offer you Klarna’s payment methods, we might in the checkout pass your personal data in the form of contact and order details to Klarna, in order for Klarna to assess whether you qualify for their payment methods and to tailor those payment methods for you. Your personal data transferred is processed in line with Klarna’s own privacy notice.
28th November 2022