Terms and Conditions of Sale

1. DEFINITION

1.1 "Buyer" means the individual or organisation who buys or agrees to buy the Goods from the Seller;

1.2 "Consumer" shall have the meaning ascribed in section 12 of the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977;

1.3 "Contract" means the contract between the Seller and the Buyer for the sale and purchase of Goods incorporating these Terms and Conditions;

1.4 "Goods" means the articles that the Buyer agrees to buy from the Seller;

1.5 "Seller" means The Cooks Friend Company of Bell Barn, Blagdon, Paignton, TQ3 3YE that owns and operates www.handymitts.co.uk (also called www.thecooksfriend.co.uk)

1.6 "Terms and Conditions" means the terms and conditions of sale set out in this agreement and any special terms and conditions agreed in writing by the Seller;

1.7 "Website" means www.handymitts.co.uk also called www.thecooksfriend.co.uk

2. CONDITIONS

2.1 Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall affect the Buyer’s statutory rights as a Consumer.

2.2 These Terms and Conditions shall apply to all contracts for the sale of Goods by the Seller to the Buyer and shall prevail over any other documentation or communication from the Buyer.

2.3 Acceptance of delivery of the Goods shall be deemed conclusive evidence of the Buyer’s acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.

2.4 Any variation to these Terms and Conditions (including any special terms and conditions agreed between the parties) shall be inapplicable unless agreed in writing by the Seller.

2.5 Any complaints should be addressed to the Seller's address stated in clause 1.5.

3. ORDERING

3.1 All orders for Goods shall be deemed to be an offer by the Buyer to purchase Goods pursuant to these Terms and Conditions and are subject to acceptance by the Seller. The Seller may choose not to accept an order for any reason.

3.2 Where the Goods ordered by the Buyer are not available from stock the Buyer shall be notified and given the option to either wait until the Goods are available from stock or cancel the order and receive a full refund within 30 days.

3.3 When making an order through the Website, the technical steps the Buyer needs to take to complete the order process are described in the Order Process section within the website.

4. PRICE AND PAYMENT

4.1 The price of the Goods shall be that stipulated on the Website. The price is inclusive of any VAT. The price does not include delivery charges.

4.2 The total purchase price, including VAT and delivery charges, if any, will be displayed in the Buyer’s shopping cart prior to confirming the order.

4.3 After the order is received the Seller shall confirm by email the details, description and price for the Goods.

4.4 Payment of the price plus VAT and delivery charges, if any,  must be made in full before dispatch of the Goods.

5. RIGHTS OF SELLER

5.1 The Seller reserves the right to periodically update prices on the Website, which cannot be guaranteed for any period of time. The Seller shall make every effort to ensure prices are correct at the point at which the Buyer places an order.

5.2 The Seller reserves the right to withdraw any goods from the Website at any time.

5.3 The Seller shall not be liable to anyone for withdrawing any Goods from the Website or for refusing to process an order.

6. AGE OF CONSENT FOR PURCHASE OF KNIVES

6.1 Knives may only be purchased by persons over 18 years of age. If the Buyer is under the age of 18 it is illegal to attempt to purchase knives of any kind on this website.

6.2 If the Seller discovers that the Buyer is not legally entitled to order knives, the Seller shall be entitled to cancel the order immediately, without notice as well as informing the Police that the Buyer attempted to purchase knives and pass on the Buyers details to the Police.

7. WARRANTY

The Seller warrants that the Goods will at the time of dispatch correspond to the description given by the Seller. Except where the Buyer is dealing as a Consumer, all other warranties, conditions, or terms relating to fitness for purpose, merchantability or condition of the Goods, whether implied by Statute, common law or otherwise are excluded, and the Buyer is satisfied as to the suitability of the Goods for the Buyer’s purpose.

8. DELIVERY

8.1 Goods supplied within the UK will normally be delivered within 7 working days of acceptance of order. Personalised goods will normally be delivered within 15 working days of acceptance of order.

8.2 Goods supplied outside the UK will normally be delivered within 28 working days of acceptance of order.

8.3 Where a specific delivery date has been agreed, and where this delivery date cannot be met, the Buyer will be notified and given the opportunity to agree a new delivery date or receive a full refund.

8.4 The Seller shall use its reasonable endeavours to meet any date agreed for delivery. In any event time of delivery shall not be of the essence and the Seller shall not be liable for any losses, costs, damages or expenses incurred by the Buyer or any third party arising directly or indirectly out of any failure to meet any estimated delivery date.

8.5 Delivery of the Goods shall be made to the Buyer’s address specified in the order and the Buyer shall make all arrangements necessary to take delivery of the Goods whenever they are tendered for delivery.

8.6 The Seller is not responsible for and will not replace any goods lost due to the Buyer supplying an incorrect delivery address.

8.7 Title and risk in the Goods shall pass to the Buyer upon delivery of the Goods.

9. RETURNS

9.1 The Buyer shall inspect the Goods immediately upon receipt and shall notify the Seller by e-mailing sales@thecooksfriend.co.uk within 7 working days of delivery if the Goods are damaged or do not meet the Buyers expectations. If the Buyer returns the Goods in re-saleable condition (unused and in original packaging) within 14 days the Seller can either refund the cost or replace the item.

9.2 Personalised goods cannot be returned or refunded unless the goods are found to be faulty in some way or not as described.

9.3 Goods to be returned must clearly show the order number obtained from the Seller on the package.

9.4 Where returned Goods are found to be damaged due to the Buyer’s fault the Buyer will be liable for the cost of remedying such damage.

10. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

10.1 Except as may be implied by law where the Buyer is dealing as a Consumer, in the event of any breach of these Terms and Conditions by the Seller the remedies of the Buyer shall be limited to damages which shall in no circumstances exceed the Price of the Goods and the Seller shall under no circumstances be liable for any indirect, incidental or consequential loss or damage whatever.

10.2 Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall exclude or limit the liability of the Seller for death or personal injury resulting from the negligence of the Seller or that of the Seller’s agents or employees.

11. WAIVER

No waiver by the Seller (whether express or implied) in enforcing any of its rights under this contract shall prejudice its rights to do so in the future.

12. FORCE MAJEURE

The Seller shall not be liable for any delay or failure to perform any of its obligations if the delay or failure results from events or circumstances outside its reasonable control, including but not limited to acts of God, strikes, lock outs, accidents, war, fire, failure of any communications, telecommunications or computer system, breakdown of plant or machinery or shortage or unavailability of raw materials from a natural source of supply, and the Seller shall be entitled to a reasonable extension of its obligations.

13. SEVERANCE

If any term or provision of these Terms and Conditions is held invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason by any court of competent jurisdiction such provision shall be severed and the remainder of the provisions hereof shall continue in full force and effect as if these Terms and Conditions had been agreed with the invalid illegal or unenforceable provision eliminated.

14. CHANGES TO TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The Seller shall be entitled to alter these Terms and Conditions at any time but this right shall not affect the existing Terms and Conditions accepted by the Buyer upon making a purchase.

15. GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and the parties hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts