Terms & Conditions

Our success is based on looking after you first - something we are proud of and will strive to achieve. Terms and conditions are often complicated and confusing - so we’ve laid it out as clearly as we can. We have the legal speak as well, but have given the main points in the summary below to make it easier to digest.

Summary of T&Cs:

• You can cancel your order within 30 days of getting it delivered, stated in the Consumer Rights Act 2015 is 14 days.

• If you cancel the order, please return it to us in the condition it was received.

• We do not store your credit card details nor do we share this.

• We would like to keep you updated with new products and offers, and will do this by email - only if you have given us permission. We hate SPAM as much as you and it’s against our policy to send our customers SPAM email!

• If you would like to stop receiving promotional emails from us, you can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link at the bottom of any sent email or by contacting us. Please bear in mind that we will still need to email you with transaction and order details.

• We have taken care to make sure the website is correct. If we have made an error, let us know and we'll correct it.

Legal version:

These are the terms and conditions that apply to your purchase of goods from Sweet Needle Industries Ltd (www.sweetneedle.co.uk). Company No. 10864971 referred to hereafter as we, us and ours. Our VAT no. GB273486867.

We reserve the right to amend the terms and conditions applying to the goods purchased on our website at any time, and any such change will be effective on all orders placed after such terms and conditions have been published on this website. We recommend that you check the terms and conditions periodically to ensure that you are aware of any comply with the current version, and to keep up to date with any new incentives offered with regards to our service.

Customer Service:

If you have any queries with your order or about the terms and conditions, please send us an email. Letters can, however, be sent to:

Sweet Needle Industries,

Unit 1 Batsworth Rd, London CR4 3BX

Content:

We have taken every care in the preparation of the content of this website, in particular, to ensure that prices quoted are correct at time of publishing and that all products have been fairly described and portrayed. We will try to resolve any errors on the website as soon as we are reasonably able to, and if we reasonably think that a mistake on our part has affected your order, we will do our best to let you know. We cannot however be held liable to you for errors contained on the website given that we take these steps. International delivery charges are calculated on a per carton rate and are an estimate only. All items are also subject to availability. We will inform you as soon as possible when the out of stock goods you have ordered are back in stock and have been shipped to you.

Purchase:

After you've placed an order through our website you will receive an order acknowledgment from us. This acknowledgment, simply acknowledges that your order has been received and is not an acceptance of that order. Once the payment is accepted, a third party system runs some further security checks. Depending on the results of these checks, the order may be cancelled or put on hold and further details may be requested from you. This is to protect you and us from any fraudulent activity. When we have received payment in full for each relevant order placed by you, together with the cost of any associated delivery charges, we will issue you with a despatch email, and only at this time is your order accepted by us.

We reserve the right to refuse orders prior to acceptance.

International orders:

If you are placing an order outside of the UK, please be aware we do not accept international orders at the moment. If your order is placed through our system, we will directly contact you with further details.

Cancellations:

Under The Consumer Protection Regulations 2000 that covers distance selling, the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 and the Consumer Rights Act 2015 as amended or superseded from time to time you have special rights as a consumer when you shop from home. You may cancel your order within 30 days of receiving your purchase, which is double the amount of time of the legal requirement to allow for your busy schedule as we understand life gets in the way. Full details on your rights under the legislation can be viewed at the following sites:

http://www.opsi.gov.uk/si/si2000/20002334.htm

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2005/689/contents/made

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/Global/CitizensAdvice/campaigns/cra/ConsumerRightsSummary-GoodsOL.pdf

Delivery, Returns, and Refund:

When you cancel an order or part of an order, the goods must be returned in the original unopened packaging and in the condition that the goods were purchased in. We offer free postal returns on all mainland UK purchases within 30 days of purchase when any goods purchased are returned in their original packaging and in the condition that the goods were purchased in. In order to take advantage of this service, please follow the instructions on the delivery note enclosed with your goods. So unless your product is faulty, we simply ask that your purchase is unused and unwashed and in its original packaging. You are responsible for the goods prior to return and for insuring or bearing the cost of the items until they are received by us.

Following delivery, we ask you to raise any queries or inform us of any missing or damaged items within 48 hours or 2 working days. After this period we may not be able to deal with any claims for missing or damaged items, however, this is handled case-by-case. We operate on a fair and flexible basis and will always look into any query in order to help our customers. The earlier you raise a return query or inform us, the sooner your returns will be received by us and your refund will be processed.

When receiving returned goods that have, in our opinion, been used, altered, damaged or are in any other way unfit for resale or return to the manufacturer for a credit we will withhold any monies due, advise you in writing or by email within 14 days of any such intention and describe the nature of any such refusal to refund. During any period thereafter the goods will be retained by us for a period of no longer than 30 days and be available for inspection by any interested parties, experts, or witnesses if required. Thereafter, unless the subject of further legal claims, the goods will either be destroyed or at their request returned to the original purchaser, at their expense, following the signing of a release form as provided by us.

If your goods are found to be faulty within 30 days of purchase, you are able to receive a full refund, pending inspection if required. However, we cannot guarantee we can accept or process refunds after 30 days of purchase. Nothing contained within these terms and conditions affects your statutory rights.

Extent of liability:

We shall not be liable to any person for any loss or damage, which may arise from the use of any of the information contained in any of the materials on this website.

We reserve the right at any time to:

• Withdraw or add products to our range;

• Add or remove suppliers from our list;

• Revise prices;

• Change delivery methods or carrier;

• Amend these terms and conditions; and

• Add to or remove payment methods.

• Refuse returns after 14 days of purchase, if necessary.

We shall not be responsible for the performance of any obligations which are outside of our reasonable control, including but not limited to, strikes, lock outs, failures of third party systems or networks, acts of god, deliberate sabotage or malicious damage to equipment or data, or for damages to or destruction to premises or equipment.

Our liability for losses you suffer as a result of breaching any of the terms of our contract with you is strictly limited to the purchase price of the goods you purchased and any reasonably foreseeable consequence of is breaching our contract with you. A loss will be deemed to be reasonably foreseeable if it could be anticipated by you and us at the time the order was placed. Our liability shall not in any event include loss of profit, loss of revenue, loss of business, wasted expenditure, depletion of goodwill or any other indirect or consequential loss associated with our contract with you.

These terms and conditions do not, however limit our liability in any way in respect of:

• Death or personal injury caused by our negligence;

• Fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;

• Any matter which it would be illegal for us to exclude liability for at law; or

• Any matter under p 2(3) of the Consumer Protection Act 1987

Privacy policy:

We are committed to protecting your privacy, and take our responsibilities regarding the security of customer information very seriously. Please see our privacy policy which explains how we use customer information, how we protect your privacy and how we comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We may collect the following information: name, contact information including email address, demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests as well as any other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers.

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service. We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information, which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided. You can opt-out at any time.

From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email or SMS. We may also use the information to customise the website according to your interests.

Read our full privacy policy

Use of our website and our relationship with you

The intellectual property rights in all software and content made available on our website are our property. Any use of this website or its contents, including copying, manipulating, distributing, re-producing or storing any of the content, in whole or part, other than for your own personal, non-commercial use is prohibited without our permission. You may not modify, distribute or re- post anything on this website for any purpose.

We reserve the right to take any customer account out of use at any time if it is believed that the content of the website, or any goods purchased through the site are being misused, or are not being used for non-commercial, personal use for example.

These terms and conditions, together with the privacy policy and any other notices and disclaimers contained on our website set out the entire agreement between you and us in respect of the purchase of goods. They supersede any previous agreement or understanding and may only be varied where separately mutually agreed.

If any part of these terms and conditions are held by any competent authority to be invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part, the validity of the remainder of the terms and conditions shall be unaffected.

These terms and conditions shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales. By accepting these terms and conditions we each agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts for the determination of disputes.

Competitions, campaigns and special offers

When you enter one of our competitions or other promotional offers, we may ask for your name, address and email address so we can administer the contest and notify winners. We may invite you to join our newsletter mailing list. We will always seek permission prior to adding your details.

All Special Offers are not limited per household, however these offers cannot be used in conjunction with other offers. Please see the terms and conditions relating to any particular offer, which should be read in conjunction with these terms and conditions. Promotional codes, cash back offers and affiliate promotions are not valid for trade or bulk orders.

We reserve the right to refuse promotional code usage and discount against certain product ranges, under our discretion.

Our quality promise

If you do find any of our products do not meet your exceptions, we have a no questions asked policy from the date you purchased for most orders. However, we may investigate enquires if required. This quality promise does not relate to any promotions or special offers by our competitors. Also, our quality promise does not extend to third parties that sell our products as we cannot verify those standards.

Should you have any questions relating to these Terms and Conditions, please contact us for more information. Failing any outstanding query, it will be assumed that the Terms and Conditions have been read and understood. We recommend that you keep a copy of these Terms and Conditions for your records and for communication purposes with us.

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