1. THESE TERMS
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 digital content.
1.2. Why you should read them.
They 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. You should print a copy of these Terms or save them to your computer for future reference.
1.3. We amend these Terms from time to time as set out in clause 9. 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 04/08/2016.
These Terms, and any Contract between us, are only in the English language.
2. INFORMATION ABOUT US AND HOW TO CONTACT US
2.1. Who we are.
We operate the website hiregraphics.com. We are Hire Graphics Ltd, a company registered in England and Wales under company number 9654808 and with our registered office at Suite 5, Composite House, 9 Sybron Way, Millbrook Industrial Estate, Crowborough, East Sussex, United Kingdom, TN6 3DZ.
2.2. Financial Conduct Authority.
We are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Reference number: 716976). You can confirm our registration on the Financial Conduction Authority’s website www.fca.org.uk or by contacting the Financial Conduct Authority on 0800 111 6768.
2.3. Contacting us if you are a consumer. If you wish to contact us for any reason, including because you have any complaints, you can contact us by telephoning our customer service team at 01892 457757 or by e-mailing us at email@example.com.
2.4. How we may contact you.
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.
2.5. "Writing" includes emails.
When we use the words "writing" or "written" in these terms, this includes emails.
3. OUR PRODUCTS
3.1. Products may vary slightly from their pictures.
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.
3.2. Product packaging may vary.
The packaging of the Products may vary from that shown on images on our site.
4. USE OF OUR SITE
Your use of our site is governed by our Terms of Website Use. Please take the time to read these, as they include important terms which apply to you.
5. HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
6. IF YOU ARE A CONSUMER
This clause 6 only applies if you are a consumer.
6.1. If you are a consumer, you may only purchase Products from our site if you are at least 18 years old.
7. HOW THE CONTRACT IS FORMED BETWEEN YOU AND US
7.1. 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.
7.2. How we will accept your order.
After you place an order, you will receive an e-mail from us acknowledging that we have received your order. 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 7.3.
7.3. We will confirm our acceptance to you by sending you an e-mail that confirms that the Products have been dispatched (Dispatch Confirmation). The Contract between us will only be formed when we send you the Dispatch Confirmation.
7.4. If we cannot accept your order.
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 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.
8. CANCELLATION & YOUR RIGHTS TO MAKE CHANGES
8.1. Cancellation of contract.
To cancel a Contract in accordance with your legal right to do so as set out in clause 11, 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 at the bottom of these Terms. You can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by post by recorded delivery to Hire Graphics Ltd, Suite 5, Composite House, 9 Sybron Way, Millbrook Industrial Estate, Crowborough, East Sussex, United Kingdom, TN6 3DZ. 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.
8.2. Changes to contract.
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. If we cannot make the change or the consequences of making the change are unacceptable to you, you may want to end the contract (see clause 11).
9. OUR RIGHT TO VARY THESE TERMS
9.1. 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.
9.2. 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.
9.3. We may revise these Terms as they apply to your order from time to time to reflect the following circumstances:
9.3.1. changes in relevant laws and regulatory requirements.
9.4. 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 for any period for which the new Terms would have applied, including any delivery charges.
10. OUR RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES
10.1. Minor changes to the products.
We may change the product:
10.1.1. to reflect changes in relevant laws and regulatory requirements; and
10.1.2. to implement minor technical adjustments and improvements, for example to address a security threat. These changes will not affect your use of the product.
11. YOUR CONSUMER RIGHT OF RETURN AND REFUND
This clause 11 only applies if you are a consumer.
11.1. You can always end your contract with us.
If you are a consumer, you have a legal right to cancel a Contract under the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 during the period set out below in clause 11.2 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. Advice about your legal right to cancel the Contract is available from your local Citizens' Advice Bureau or Trading Standards office.
11.2. Your legal right to cancel a Contract starts from the date of the Dispatch Confirmation (the date on which we e-mail you to confirm our acceptance of your order), 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:
End of the cancellation period
Your Contract is for a single Product (which is not delivered in instalments on separate days).
The end date is the end of 14 days after the day on which you receive the Product.
Example: if we provide you with a Dispatch Confirmation 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 either of the following:
one Product which is delivered in instalments on separate days.
multiple Products which are delivered on separate days.
The end date is 14 days after the day on which you receive the last instalment of the Product or the last of the separate Products ordered.
Example: if we provide you with a Dispatch Confirmation on 1 January and you receive the first instalment of your Product or the first of your separate Products on 10 January and the last instalment or last separate Product on 15 January you may cancel in respect of all instalments and any or all of the separate Products at any time between 1 January and the end of the day on 29 January.
Your Contract is for the regular delivery of a Product over a set period.
The end date is 14 days after the day on which you receive the first delivery of the Products.
Example: if we provide you with a Dispatch Confirmation on 1 January in respect of Products to be delivered at regular intervals over a year and you receive the first delivery of your Product on 10 January, you may cancel at any time between 1 January and the end of the day on 24 January. 24 January is the last day of the cancellation period in respect of all Products to arrive during the year.
11.3. If you cancel your Contract we will:
11.3.1. 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.
11.3.2. 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). 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.
11.3.3. make any refunds due to you as soon as possible and in any event within the deadlines indicated below:
126.96.36.199. 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 11.6;
188.8.131.52. 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.
11.4. If you have returned the Products to us under this clause 11 because they are faulty or mis-described, we will replace the Products in full and any reasonable costs you incur in returning the item to us.
11.5. We will refund you on the credit card or debit card used by you to pay. If you used vouchers to pay for the Product we may refund you in vouchers.
11.6. If a Product has been delivered to you before you decide to cancel your Contract:
11.6.1. 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. If we have offered to collect the Product from you we will collect the Products from the address to which they were delivered. We will contact you to arrange a suitable time for collection;
11.6.2. unless the Product is faulty or not as described (in this case, see clause 11.4, you will be responsible for the cost of returning the Products to us.
11.7. 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 11 or anything else in these Terms. Advice about your legal rights is available from your local Citizens' Advice Bureau or Trading Standards office.
12. PROVIDING THE PRODUCTS
12.1. Delivery costs.
The cost of delivery will be displayed to you on the website.
12.2. When we will provide the products.
We will contact you with an estimated delivery date, which will be within 30 days after the date of the Dispatch Confirmation (the date on which we e-mail you to confirm our acceptance of your order). Occasionally our delivery to you may be affected by an Event Outside Our Control. See clause 20 for our responsibilities when this happens.
12.3. If you are not at home when the product is delivered.
If no one is available at your address to take delivery, we will leave you a note that the Products have been returned to our premises, in which case, please contact us to rearrange delivery.
12.4. If you do not rearrange delivery.
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.
This clause 12.5 only applies if you are a consumer.
12.5. Your legal rights if we deliver goods late.
If we miss the 30 day delivery deadline for any Products then you may cancel your Order straight away if any of the following apply:
12.5.1. we have refused to deliver the Products;
12.5.2. delivery within the delivery deadline was essential (taking into account all the relevant circumstances); or
12.5.3. you told us before we accepted your order that delivery within the delivery deadline was essential.
12.6. Setting a new deadline for delivery.
If you do not wish to cancel your order straight away, or do not have the right to do so under clause 12.5, 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.
12.7. Ending the contract for late delivery.
If you do choose to cancel your Order for late delivery under clause 12.6 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.
13. NO INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY
13.1. We only sell to the UK.
Unfortunately, we do not delivery to addresses outside the UK mainland.
14. PRICE OF PRODUCTS AND DELIVERY CHARGES
14.1. Where to find the price for the product.
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.
14.2. Prices for our Products may change from time to time, but changes will not affect any order you have already placed.
14.3. We will pass on charges in the rate of VAT.
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 next Rental Payment as set out in the Hire Purchase Agreement, we will adjust the VAT you pay, unless you have already paid for the Products in full before the change in VAT takes effect.
14.4. 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.
15. HOW TO PAY
15.1. You can only pay the initial sum for the Products using a debit card or credit card. We accept the following cards:
- American Express
15.2. Each Rental Payment after the first sum shall be debited from your account details provided by you by Direct Debit in advance.
15.3. 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 4% a year above the base lending rate of Barclays 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.
16. MANUFACTURER GUARANTEES
16.1. Some of the Products we sell to you come with a manufacturer's guarantee. For details of the applicable terms and conditions, please refer to the manufacturer's guarantee provided with the Products.
16.2. If you are a consumer, a manufacturer's guarantee is in addition to, and does not affect, your legal rights in relation to Products that are faulty or not as described. Advice about your legal rights is available from your local Citizens' Advice Bureau or Trading Standards office.
17. OUR WARRANTY FOR THE PRODUCTS
17.1. For Products which do not have a manufacturer's guarantee, we provide a warranty that on delivery and for the rental period, the Products shall be free from material defects (not including cosmetic damage). However, this warranty does not apply in the circumstances described in clause 17.2.
17.2. The warranty in clause 17.1 does not apply to any defect in the Products arising from:
17.2.1. fair wear and tear;
17.2.2. wilful damage, abnormal storage or working conditions, accident, negligence by you or by any third party;
17.2.3. if you fail to operate or use the Products in accordance with the user instructions;
17.2.4. any alteration or repair by you or by a third party who is not one of our authorised repairers; or
17.2.5. any specification provided by you.
17.3. If you are a consumer, this warranty is in addition to, and does not affect, your legal rights in relation to Products that are faulty or not as described. Advice about your legal rights is available from your local Citizens' Advice Bureau or Trading Standards office.
18. OUR LIABILITY IF YOU ARE A BUSINESS
This clause 18 only applies if you are a business customer.
18.1. We only supply the Products for internal use by you, and you agree not to use the Product for any resale purposes.
18.2. Nothing in these Terms limits or excludes our liability for:
18.2.1. death or personal injury caused by our negligence;
18.2.2. fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
18.2.3. breach of the terms implied by section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 (title and quiet possession); or
18.2.4. defective products under the Consumer Protection Act 1987.
18.3. Subject to clause 18.1 we will under no circumstances whatever be liable to you, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, arising under or in connection with the Contract for:
18.3.1. any loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
18.3.2. loss or corruption of data, information or software;
18.3.3. loss of business opportunity;
18.3.4. loss of anticipated savings;
18.3.5. loss of goodwill; or
18.3.6. any indirect or consequential loss.
18.4. Subject to clause 18.2 our total liability to you in respect of all losses arising under or in connection with the Contract, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, shall in no circumstances exceed 75% of the price of the Products.
18.5. Except as expressly stated in these Terms, we do not give any representation, warranties or undertakings in relation to the Products. Any representation, condition or warranty which might be implied or incorporated into these Terms by statute, common law or otherwise is excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law. In particular, we will not be responsible for ensuring that the Products are suitable for your purposes.
19. OUR LIABILITY IF YOU ARE A CONSUMER
This clause 19 only applies if you are a consumer.
19.1. 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.
19.2. We only supply the Products for domestic and private use. You agree not to use the product 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.
19.3. We do not in any way exclude or limit our liability for:
19.3.1. death or personal injury caused by our negligence;
19.3.2. fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
19.3.3. any breach of the terms implied by section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 (title and quiet possession);
19.3.4. 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
19.3.5. defective products under the Consumer Protection Act 1987.
20. EVENTS OUTSIDE OUR CONTROL
20.1. 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 an Event Outside Our Control. An Event Outside Our Control is defined below in clause 20.2.
20.2. An Event Outside Our Control means any act or event beyond our reasonable control, including without limitation strikes, lock-outs or other industrial action by third parties, civil commotion, riot, invasion, terrorist attack or threat of terrorist attack, war (whether declared or not) or threat or preparation for war, fire, explosion, storm, flood, earthquake, subsidence, epidemic or other natural disaster, or failure of public or private telecommunications networks or impossibility of the use of railways, shipping, aircraft, motor transport or other means of public or private transport.
20.3. If an Event Outside Our Control takes place that affects the performance of our obligations under a Contract:
20.3.1. we will contact you as soon as reasonably possible to notify you; and
20.3.2. our obligations under a Contract will be suspended and the time for performance of our obligations will be extended for the duration of the Event Outside Our Control. Where the Event Outside Our Control affects our delivery of Products to you, we will arrange a new delivery date with you after the Event Outside Our Control is over.
20.4. You may cancel a Contract affected by an Event Outside Our Control which has continued for more than 30 days. To cancel please contact us. If you opt to cancel, you will have to return (at our cost) any relevant Products you have already received and we will refund the price you have paid, including any delivery charges.
21. COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN US
21.1. When we refer, in these Terms, to "in writing", this will include e-mail.
21.2. If you are a consumer you may contact us as described in clause 2.3.
21.3. If you are a business:
21.3.1. Any notice or other communication given by you to us, or by us to you, under or in connection with the Contract shall be in writing and shall be delivered personally, sent by pre-paid first class post or other next working day delivery service or e-mail.
21.3.2. A notice or other communication shall be deemed to have been received: if delivered personally, when left at our registered office; if sent by pre-paid first class post or other next working day delivery service, at 9.00 am on the second Business Day after posting or if sent by e-mail, one Business Day after transmission.
21.3.3. In proving the service of any notice, it will be sufficient to prove, in the case of a letter, that such letter was properly addressed, stamped and placed in the post and, in the case of an e-mail, that such e-mail was sent to the specified e-mail address of the addressee.
21.3.4. The provisions of this clause shall not apply to the service of any proceedings or other documents in any legal action.
22. OTHER IMPORTANT TERMS
22.1. We may transfer this agreement to someone else.
We may transfer our rights and obligations under a Contract to another organisation, but this will not affect your rights or our obligations under these Terms. We will always notify you in writing or by posting on this webpage if this happens.
22.2. You need our consent to transfer your rights to someone else (except that you can always transfer your guarantee).
You may only transfer your rights or your obligations under these Terms to another person if we agree in writing. However if you are a consumer and you have purchased a Product as a gift, you may transfer the benefit of our warranty in clause 17 to the recipient of the gift without needing to ask our consent.
22.3. 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, whether under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 or otherwise. However, if you are a consumer, the recipient of your gift of a Product will have the benefit of our warranty at clause 17, but we and you will not need their consent to cancel or make any changes to these Terms.
22.4. If a court finds parts 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 or unenforceable, the remaining paragraphs will remain in full force and effect.
22.5. Even if we delay in enforcing the contract, we can still enforce it later.
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.
22.6. If you are a consumer, 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 Scotland, you may also bring proceedings in Scotland.
22.7. If you are a business, a Contract and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it 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.
22.8. If you are a business, we both irrevocably agree that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with a Contract or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims).