Terms and conditions
1. THESE TERMS
1.1 What these terms cover. These are the terms and conditions on which we supply goods to you. By accessing this website and/or placing an order, you agree to be bound by the terms set out below. If you do not agree to be bound by these terms, you may not use or access the website.
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 goods 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, or the terms require any changes, please contact us to discuss.
2. INFORMATION ABOUT US AND HOW TO CONTACT US
2.1 Who we are. We are the Tower Bridge Exhibition, which is owned, funded and managed by The Mayor and Commonalty and Citizens of the City of London of PO Box 270, Guildhall, London EC2P 2EJ. Our registered VAT number is 243 6631 67.
2.2 How to contact us. You can contact us by telephoning our customer service team at +44 (0)20 7407 9191 or by writing to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tower Bridge Exhibition Tower Bridge Road, London SE1 2UP.
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 in writing and will not charge you for the goods. This might be because the goods is out of stock, because of unexpected limits on our resources which we could not reasonably plan for, because we have identified an error in the price or description of the goods 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.
3.4 We only sell to the UK and European Union. Our website is solely for the promotion of our goods in the UK and European Union. Unfortunately, we do not accept orders from or deliver to addresses outside the UK and European Union.
4. OUR GOODS
4.1 Goods may vary slightly from their pictures. The images of the goods 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 goods. Your goods may vary slightly from those images. Goods packaging may vary. The packaging of the goods may vary from that shown on images on our website.
5. YOUR RIGHTS TO MAKE CHANGES
If you wish to make a change to the goods 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 goods, 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 goods. We may change the goods:
(a) to reflect changes in relevant laws and regulatory requirements; and
(b) to implement minor technical adjustments and improvements. These changes will not affect your use of the goods.
6.2 More significant changes to the goods and these terms. In addition, we may make changes to these terms or the goods, but if we do so we will notify you and you may then contact us to end the contract and receive a full refund before the changes take effect.
7. PROVIDING THE GOODS
7.1 Delivery costs.
The costs of delivery will be as displayed to you on our website.
7.2 When we will provide the goods.
We will deliver the goods to you as soon as reasonably possible and in any event within 30 days after the day on which we accept your order or we will contact you to agree a delivery date, which will be within 30 days or another time-frame agreed with you after the day on which we accept your order.
7.3 We are not responsible for delays outside our control. If our supply of the goods is delayed by an event outside our control then 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 goods you have paid for but not received.
7.4 The goods will be posted via Royal Mail.
7.5 If you are not at home when the goods is delivered. If no one is available at your address to take delivery and the goods cannot be posted through your letterbox, Royal Mail will leave you a note informing you of how to rearrange delivery or collect the goods from a local depot.
7.6 If you do not re-arrange delivery. If, after a failed delivery to you, you do not re-arrange delivery or collect them from a delivery depot, Royal Mail will return the goods to us. 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 Your legal rights if we deliver late. You have legal rights if we deliver any goods late. If we miss the delivery deadline for any goods then you may treat the contract as at an end straight away if any of the following apply:
(a) we have refused to deliver the goods;
(b) delivery within the delivery deadline was essential (taking into account all the relevant circumstances); or
(c) you told us before we accepted your order that delivery within the delivery deadline was essential.
7.8 Setting a new deadline for delivery. If you do not wish to treat the contract as at an end straight away, or do not have the right to do so under clause 7.7, you can give us a new deadline for delivery, which must be reasonable, and you can treat the contract as at an end if we do not meet the new deadline.
7.9 Ending the contract for late delivery. If you do choose to treat the contract as at an end for late delivery under clause 7.7 or clause 7.8, you can cancel your order for any of the goods or reject goods that have been delivered. If you wish, you can reject or cancel the order for some of those goods (not all of them), unless splitting them up would significantly reduce their value. After that we will refund any sums you have paid to us for the cancelled goods and their delivery. If the goods have been delivered to you, 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 +44 (0)20 7407 9191 or email us at email@example.com for a return label or to arrange collection.
7.10 When you become responsible for the goods. The goods will be your responsibility from the time we deliver the goods to the address you gave us or you or a carrier organised by you collect it from us.
7.11 When you own goods.
You own the goods once we have received payment in full.
7.12 Reasons we may suspend the supply of goods to you. We may have to suspend the supply of goods to:
(a) deal with technical problems or make minor technical changes;
(b) update the goods to reflect changes in relevant laws and regulatory requirements;
(c) make changes to the goods notified by us to you (see clause 6).
7.13 Your rights if we suspend the supply of goods.
We will contact you in advance to tell you we will be suspending supply of the goods, unless the problem is urgent or an emergency. If we have to suspend the goods for longer than 14 days, you may contact us to end the contract.
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 and when you decide to end the contract:
(a) If what you have bought is faulty or misdescribed you may have a legal right to end the contract (or to get the goods repaired or replaced or to get some or all of your money back), see clause 11;
(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 have just changed your mind about the goods, 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;
(d) In all other cases (if we are not at fault and there is no right to change your mind), see clause 8.6.
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 goods 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 goods 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 goods you have ordered and you do not wish to proceed;
(c) there is a risk that supply of the goods may be significantly delayed because of events outside our control;
(d) we have suspended supply of the goods for technical reasons, or notify you we are going to suspend them for technical reasons, in each case for a period of more than 14 days; or
(e) you have a legal right to end the contract because of something we have done wrong (including because we have delivered late (see clause 7.7).
8.3 Exercising your right to change your mind (Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013).
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 When you don't have the right to change your mind.
You do not have a right to change your mind in respect of:
(a) Books; and
(b) any goods which become mixed inseparably with other items after their delivery.
8.5 How long do I have to change my mind?
You have 14 days after the day you (or someone you nominate) receives the goods.
8.6 Ending the contract where we are not at fault and there is no right to change your mind.
Even if we are not at fault and you do not have a right to change your mind (see clause 8.1), you can still end the contract before it is completed, but you may have to pay us compensation. The contract is completed when the goods is delivered and paid for. If you want to end the contract in these circumstances, just contact us to let us know. The contract will end immediately and we will refund any sums paid by you for goods not provided but we may deduct from that refund.
9. HOW TO END THE CONTRACT WITH US (INCLUDING IF YOU HAVE CHANGED YOUR 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) by hand delivering the notice to the address set out on the Order Confirmation email;
(b) by sending the notice by post to the address set out on the Order Confirmation email;
(c) by sending the notice by facsimile to the number stated on the Order Confirmation email;
(d) by sending the notice by email to the email address stated on the Order Confirmation email.
9.2 Returning goods after ending the contract.
If you end the contract for any reason after goods 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, or post them back to us at Tower Bridge Exhibition, Tower Bridge Road, London SE1 2UP. If you are 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 goods are faulty or misdescribed;
(b) if you are ending the contract because we have told you of an upcoming change to the goods 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.
In all other circumstances (including where you are exercising your right to change your mind) you must pay the costs of return.
9.4 How we will refund you.
We will refund you the price you paid for the goods including delivery costs, by the method you used for payment. However, we may make deductions from the price, as described below.
9.5 Deductions from refunds.
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 (for example if the goods returned are soiled, or if the packaging is damaged). 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.
9.6 When your refund will be made.
We will make any refunds due to you as soon as possible. If you are exercising your right to change your mind then:
(a) If we have not offered to collect the goods, your refund will be made within 14 days from the day on which we receive the goods back from you or, if earlier, the day on which you provide us with evidence that you have sent the goods back to us. For information about how to return a goods 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 at any time by writing to you if you do not, within a reasonable time, allow us to deliver the goods to you.
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 goods 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 goods. We may write to you to let you know that we are going to stop providing the goods. We will let you know at least 14 days in advance of our stopping the supply of the goods and will refund any sums you have paid in advance for goods which will not be provided.
11. IF THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH THE GOODS
11.1 How to tell us about problems. If you have any questions or complaints about the goods, please contact us. You can telephone our customer service team at +44 (0)20 7407 9191 or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tower Bridge Exhibition, Tower Bridge House, London SE1 2UP.
11.2 Summary of your legal rights. We are under a legal duty to supply goods that are in conformity with this contract. See the box below for a summary of your key legal rights in relation to the goods. 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.
11.3 Your obligation to return rejected goods. If you wish to exercise your legal rights to reject goods you must either return them in person to where you bought them, post them back to us.
12. PRICE AND PAYMENT
12.1 Where to find the price for the goods. The price of the goods (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 goods advised to you is correct. However please see clause 12.3 for what happens if we discover an error in the price of the goods you order.
12.2 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 goods, we will adjust the rate of VAT that you pay, unless you have already paid for the goods in full before the change in the rate of VAT takes effect.
12.3 What happens if we got the price wrong. It is always possible that, despite our best efforts, some of the goods we sell may be incorrectly priced. We will normally check prices before accepting your order so that, where the goods' correct price at your order date is less than our stated price at your order date, we will charge the lower amount. If the goods' correct price at your order date is higher than the price stated 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 unmistakable 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.
12.4 When you must pay and how you must pay. We accept payment with Visa, MasterCard, and American Express (debit and credit) cards. You must pay for the goods before we dispatch them. We will not charge your credit or debit card until we dispatch the goods to you.
13. OUR RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE SUFFERED BY YOU
13.1 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.
13.2 We are not liable for business losses. We only supply the goods for domestic and private use. If you use the goods for any commercial, business or re-sale purpose we will have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.
14. HOW WE MAY USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
14.1 How we will use your personal information. We will use the personal information you provide to us:
(a) to supply the goods to you;
(b) to process your payment for the goods; and
(c) if you agreed to this during the order process, to inform you about similar goods that we provide, but you may stop receiving these at any time by contacting us.
14.2 We will only give your personal information to other third parties where the law either requires or allows us to do so.
15. OTHER IMPORTANT TERMS
15.1 We may transfer this agreement to someone else. We may transfer our rights and obligations under these terms to another organisation. We will contact you to let you know if we plan to do this. If you are unhappy with the transfer you may contact us to end the contract within 14 days of us telling you about it and we will refund you any payments you have made in advance for goods not provided.
15.2 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. 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.
15.3 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.
15.4 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 are required to make a payment and we do not chase you, we can still require you to make the payment at a later date.
15.5 Which laws apply to this contract and where you may bring legal proceedings. These terms are governed by English law and you can bring legal proceedings in respect of the goods in the English courts.
16. FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING PROMOTION
16.1 Shipping costs covered only - this promotion 'excludes' all local customs duties and any other import costs. The payment of all duties and taxes will remain the sole responsibility of the receiver. We accept no liability for any charges incurred.
16.2 Whether a shipment is a gift or not, it must still go through an import procedure as determined by custom’s law in the destination country. The shipment is cleared through customs, based on the origin country, value and quantity, of the items shipped. Dutiable shipments are subject to the local customs duty and other costs, taxes imposed on goods when transported across international borders.
16.3 Our Standard Shipping rates are:
FREE postage for orders under 100g
£2 postage for orders 100g - 1 kg
£5 postage for orders 1 kg - 2 kg
£10 postage for orders 2 kg - 20 kg
£5 postage for orders under 500g
£8 postage for orders 500g - 1 kg
£10 postage for orders 1 kg - 2 kg
£15 postage for orders 2 kg - 20 kg
Rest of the World (excluding world zone 2)
£8 postage for orders under 500g
£10 postage for orders 500g - 1 kg
£15 postage for orders 1 kg - 2 kg
£20 postage for orders 2 kg - 20 kg