Terms & Conditions

(1) Introduction

Please read these terms of sale carefully.

You will be asked to expressly agree to these terms of sale before you place an order for products from our website.

(2) Interpretation

In these terms of sale, “we” means Staple and Ford (and “us” and “our” will be construed accordingly); and “you” means our customer or potential customer for products (and “your” will be construed accordingly).

(3) Order process

The advertising of products on our website constitutes an “invitation to treat”; and your order for products constitutes a contractual offer. No contract will come into force between you and us unless and until we accept your order in accordance with the procedure detailed below.

In order to enter into a contract to purchase products from us, you will need to take the following steps: (i) you must add any the products you wish to purchase to your basket, and then proceed to the checkout; (ii) if you are a new customer, you must then create an account with us and log in; if you are an existing customer, you must enter your login details; (iii) once you are logged in, you must select your preferred method of delivery and confirm your order and your consent to these terms of sale; (iv) you will be transferred to the Payment website, and they will handle your payment; (v) we will then send you an initial acknowledgment; and (vi) once we have checked whether we are able to meet your order, we will either send you an order confirmation (at which point your order will become a binding contract) or we will confirm by email that we are unable to meet your order.

We will not file a copy of these terms of sale specifically in relation to your order. We may update the version of these terms of sale on the website from time to time, and we do not guarantee that the version you have agreed to will remain accessible. We therefore recommend that you download, print and retain a copy of these terms of sale for your records.

The only language in which we provide these terms of sale is English.

Before you place your order, you will have the opportunity of identifying whether you have made any input errors by reviewing the contents of your basket at the checkout. You may correct those input errors before placing your order by amending the basket and then updating it.

(4) The products

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(5) Price and payment

Prices for products are quoted on our website. The website contains a large number of products and it is always possible that some of the prices on the website may be incorrect. We will verify prices as part of our sale procedures so that a product's correct price will be stated in the shopping basket.

In addition to the price of the products, you will/may have to pay a delivery charge, which will be as stated when you pay for the product.

Payment must be made upon the submission of your order. We may withhold the products and/or cancel the contract between us if the price is not received from you in full in cleared funds.

The prices on the website include all value added taxes (where applicable). Payment for all products must be made by an online payment.

Prices for products are liable to change at any time, but changes will not affect contracts which have come into force.

(6) Your warranties

You warrant to us that:

1.     (a)  you are legally capable of entering into binding contracts, and you have full authority, power and capacity to agree to these terms of sale;

2.     (b)  the information provided in your order is accurate and complete; and

3.     (c)  you will be able to accept delivery of the products.

(7) Delivery policy

We will arrange for the products to be delivered to the address for delivery indicated in your order.

We will use reasonable endeavours to deliver products on or before the date for delivery set out in our order confirmation or, if no date is set out in our order confirmation, within seven days of the date of our order confirmation. However, we cannot guarantee delivery by the relevant date. We do however guarantee that unless there are exceptional circumstances all deliveries of products will be dispatched within 30 days of the later of receipt of payment and the date of our order confirmation.

(8) Risk and ownership

The products will be at your risk from the time of delivery. Ownership of the products will only pass to you upon the later of:

1.     (a)  delivery of the products; and

2.     (b)  receipt by us of full payment of all sums due in respect of the products (including delivery charges).

Until ownership of the products has passed to you, you will possess the products as our fiduciary agent and bailee. 

We will be entitled to recover payment for the products even where ownership has not passed to you.

(9) Returns policy

Please see the section on our website entitled ‘Delivery and Returns’ for further details.

You may cancel a contract to purchase a product or products at any time within 14 days after the day you received the relevant product or products.

If you cancel a contract on this basis, you must inform us in writing and return the products to us immediately, in the same condition in which you received them. Products returned by you in accordance with this Section will be refunded in full (excluding the cost of sending the products to you). You will also be responsible for returning the products to us.

If you cancel a contract on this basis and you do not return to the products to us, we may recover the products and charge you for the costs we incur in doing so. Similarly, if you return the products at our expense, we may pass that expense on to you.

(10) Consumers: statutory rights

Nothing in these terms of sale affects any statutory rights you may have as a consumer.

 (11) Refunds

If you cancel a contract and are entitled to a refund, we will usually refund any money received from you using the same method originally used by you to pay for your purchase. We will process the refund due to you as soon as possible and, in any event, within 30 days of the day we received your valid notice of cancellation.

(12) Force majeure

In this Section and Section [13] below, “force majeure event” means:

(a) any event which is beyond our reasonable control;

(b) the unavailability of raw materials, components or products; and/or

(c) power failure, industrial disputes affecting any third party, governmental regulations, fires, floods, disasters, civil riots, terrorist attacks or wars.

Where a force majeure event gives rise to a failure or delay in us performing our obligations under these terms of sale, those obligations will be suspended for the duration of the force majeure event.

If we become aware of a force majeure event which gives rise to, or which is likely to give rise to, any failure or delay in us performing our obligations under these terms of sale, we will notify you forthwith.

We will take reasonable steps to mitigate the effects of the any force majeure event.

(13) Limitations of liability

Nothing in these terms of sale will limit or exclude your or our liability for: (i) death or personal injury caused by negligence; (ii) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or (iii) any matter for which it would be illegal to limit or exclude, or attempt to limit or exclude, liability.

Subject to this:

1.     (a)  we will not be liable for any losses arising out of a force majeure event;

2.     (b)  we will not be liable in respect of any defect in the products arising from fair wear and tear, wilful damage, accident, negligence by you or a third party, use otherwise than in accordance with the manufacturer's or our instructions or recommendations, or any alteration carried out by you or any third party;

3.     (c) we will not be liable for any health implications and issues or personal injury arising from the use any of our products.

(14) Contract cancellation

We may cancel a contract to supply products made under these terms of sale immediately by written notice to you if you fail to pay, on time and in full, any amount due to use under the contract, or commit any material breach of your obligations to us under the contract.

 (15) Consequences of cancellation

Upon the cancellation of a contract in accordance with Section [14]:

1.     (a)  we will cease to have any obligation to deliver products which are undelivered at the date of cancellation;

2.     (b)  you will continue to have an obligation where applicable to pay for products which have been delivered at the date of cancellation (without prejudice to any right we may have to recover the products); and

3.     (c)  all the other provisions of these terms of sale will cease to have effect, except

that Sections [8, 9, 13, 15 and 17] will survive termination and have effect indefinitely.

(16) Scope of these terms of sale

These terms of sale do not constitute or contain any assignment or licence of any intellectual property rights, do not govern the licensing of works (including software and literary works) comprised or stored in products, and do not govern the provision of any services by us or any third party in relation to the products.

(17) General terms

Images of products on our website are for illustrative purposes; actual products may differ from such images.

We will treat all your personal information that we collect in connection with your order in accordance with the terms of [our privacy policy]; use of our website will be subject to [our website terms of use].

Contracts under these terms of sale may only be varied by an instrument in writing signed by both you and us. We may revise these terms of sale from time-to-time, but such revisions will not affect the terms of any contracts which we have entered into with you.

If any provision of these terms of sale is held invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, the remaining provisions will remain in full force and effect, and such invalid or unenforceable provisions or portion thereof will be deemed omitted.

No waiver of any provision of these terms of sale, whether by conduct or otherwise, in any one or more instances, will be deemed to be, or be construed as, a further or continuing waiver of that provision or any other provision of these terms of sale.

You may not assign, charge, sub-contract or otherwise transfer any of your rights or obligations arising under these terms of sale. Any attempt by you to do so will be null and void. We may assign, charge, sub-contract or otherwise transfer any of our rights or obligations arising under these terms of sale, at any time – providing where you are a consumer that such action does not serve to reduce the guarantees benefiting you under these terms of sale.

Each contract under these terms of sale is made for the benefit of the parties to it and is not intended to benefit, or be enforceable by, any other person. The right of the parties to terminate, rescind, or agree any amendment, variation, waiver or settlement under such contracts is not subject to the consent of any person who is not a party to the relevant contract.

Subject to the first paragraph of Section [15]: these terms of sale contain the entire agreement and understanding of the parties in relation to the purchase of products from our website, and supersede all previous agreements and understandings between the parties in relation to the purchase of products from our website; and each party acknowledges that no representations not expressly contained in these terms of sale have been made by or on behalf of the other party in relation to the purchase of products from our website.

These terms of sale will be governed by and construed in accordance with English law, and the courts of England and Wales will have [non-]exclusive jurisdiction to adjudicate any dispute arising under or in relation to these terms of sale.

(18) About us

Our full name is Staple and Ford

Our email address is info@stapleandford.com