Terms and Conditions
Terms & Conditions
This page (together with the documents referred to on it) tells you the terms and conditions on which we supply products (‘Products’) to you. Please read these terms and conditions carefully before ordering any Products from us. You should understand that by ordering any of our Products, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.
- You should print a copy of these terms and conditions for future reference.
- YOUR STATUS
By placing an order with us, you confirm that:
(a) You are legally capable of entering into binding contracts; and
(b) You are a limited liability company, LLP, partnership or a natural person and (if you are a natural person) you are at least 18 years old
We rely on these statements by you in entering an agreement with you for sale of any Product.
- HOW THE CONTRACT IS FORMED BETWEEN YOU AND US
3.1 After placing an order, you will receive an e-mail from us acknowledging that we have received your order. Please note that this does not mean that your order has been accepted. Your order constitutes an offer to us to buy Products. All orders are subject to acceptance by us, and we will confirm any such acceptance to you by sending you an e-mail that confirms that the Products have been dispatched (‘the Dispatch Confirmation’). The contract between us (‘Contract’) will only be formed when we send you the Dispatch Confirmation.
3.2 The Contract will relate only to those Products whose dispatch we have confirmed in the Dispatch Confirmation. We will not be obliged to supply any other Products which may have been part of your order until the dispatch of such Products has been confirmed in a separate Dispatch Confirmation.
- CONSUMER CANCELLATION RIGHTS (UK ONLY)
4.1 This clause applies only if you are contracting as a consumer (‘Consumer’) and the Contract is a distance or off-premises contract.
4.2 For the purpose of this clause, the terms Consumer, distance contract and off-premises contracts have the meanings provided by Regulations 4 and 5 of The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013.
4.3 If you are contracting as a Consumer and the Contract is a distance or off-premises contract, you may cancel the Contract at any time within fourteen days, beginning on the day after you received the Product. In this case, you will receive a full refund of the price paid for the Product in accordance with our refunds policy (set out in clause 8 below).
4.4 To cancel a Contract, you must inform us in writing. We will then arrange for the collection of the Products, which must be returned in the same condition in which you received them. You have a legal obligation to take reasonable care of the Products while they are in your possession. If you fail to comply with this obligation, we may have a right of action against you for compensation.
4.5 In entering into this Contract you agree that you will be responsible in the event of cancellation for payment of any costs we incur in the collection of the Products from you. Those costs will be limited to the equivalent of 10% of the total price paid for the Products and will be deducted from any refund due to you.
- AVAILABILITY AND DELIVERY
Your order will be fulfilled by the delivery date set out in the Dispatch Confirmation or, if no delivery date is specified, then within 30 days of the date of the Dispatch Confirmation, unless there are exceptional circumstances.
- RISK AND TITLE
6.1 The Products will be at your risk from the time of delivery.
6.2 Ownership of the Products will only pass to you when we receive full payment of all sums due in respect of the Products, including delivery charges.
- PRICE AND PAYMENT
7.1 The price of any Products will be as quoted on our site from time to time, except in cases of obvious error.
7.2 These prices (unless stated otherwise) include VAT and delivery costs (apart from goods/services sold out of the UK).
7.3 Prices are liable to change at any time, but changes will not affect orders in respect of which we have already sent you a Dispatch Confirmation.
7.4 It is always possible that, despite our best efforts, some of our Products may be incorrectly priced. We will normally verify prices as part of our dispatch procedures so that, where the Products’ correct price is less than our stated price, we will charge the lower amount when dispatching the Products to you. If the Products’ correct price is higher than the price stated, we will normally, at our discretion, either contact you for instructions before dispatching the Products, and/or reject your order and notify you of such rejection.
7.5 We are under no obligation to provide the Products to you at the incorrect (lower) price, even after we have sent you a Dispatch Confirmation, if the pricing error is obvious and unmistakeable and could have reasonably been recognised by you as a mis-pricing.
7.6 We accept payment by credit and debit card, Sage Pay, and Paypal. We also accept payment by BACS, CHAPS or FPI etc.
- OUR REFUNDS POLICY
8.1 When you return a Product to us:
(a) because you have cancelled the Contract between us within the cooling-off period (see clause 4.3 above), we will process the refund due to you as soon as possible and, in any case, within 30 days of the day you have given notice of your cancellation. In this case, we will refund the price of the Products in full, including the cost of sending the item to you.
(b) for any other reason (for instance, because you claim that the Product is defective), we will examine the returned Products and will notify you of your refund via e-mail within a reasonable period of time. We will usually process the refund due to you as soon as possible and, in any case, within 30 days of the day we confirmed to you via e-mail that you were entitled to a refund for the defective Products. Products returned by you because of a defect will be refunded in full, including a refund of the delivery charges for sending the item to you and the cost incurred by you in returning the item to us.
8.2 We will usually refund any money received from you using the same method originally used by you to pay for your purchase.
- WARRANTY / OUR LIABILITY
9.1 We warrant to you that any Products purchased from us through our site are of satisfactory quality and reasonably fit for all the purposes for which products of the kind are commonly supplied.
9.2 We warrant that at the time of delivery the Products will be EN/CE approved and compliant with all applicable laws, including ADR and The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009. Any requirement to re-test the Products following delivery will be your responsibility.
9.3 We guarantee that on delivery and for a period of twelve months (or, if longer, any other period shown in our warranty booklet and/or on our invoice for the Products sold to you and/or in our brochure and/or our site as at the date of your order for Products) from delivery, the Products shall be free from material defects. However, this guarantee does not apply in the circumstances described in clause 9.4.
9.4 This guarantee does not apply to any defect in the Products arising from:
(a) fair wear and tear;
(b) wilful damage, abnormal storage or working conditions, accident, negligence by you or by any third party;
(c) if you fail to operate or use the Goods in accordance with the user instructions;
(d) any alteration or repair by you or by a third party; and
(e) any specification provided by you.
This guarantee is in addition to, and does not affect, your legal rights in relation to Products which are faulty or not as described.
9.5 Our liability for losses you suffer as a result of us breaking this agreement is limited to the purchase price of the Products you purchased and we do not accept any liability for consequential losses or (subject to clause 9.3) any losses that are a foreseeable consequence of us breaking the agreement. Losses are foreseeable where they could be contemplated by you and us at the time your order is accepted by us.
9.6 This does not include or limit in any way our liability:
(a) for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors;
(b) for defective products under the Consumer Protection Act 1987;
(c) for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or
(d) for any matter for which it would be unlawful for us to exclude, or attempt to exclude, our liability.
9.7 We are not responsible for indirect losses which happen as a side effect of the main loss or damage including but not limited to:
(a) loss of income or revenue
(b) loss of business
(c) loss of profits or contracts
(d) loss of the content of any tank
(e) loss of anticipated savings; or
(f) loss of data
provided that this clause 9.6 shall not prevent claims for loss of or damage to your tangible property that fall within the terms of clause 9.1 or clause 9.3 or any other claims for direct financial loss that are not excluded by any of categories (a) to (f) inclusive of this clause 9.7.
- WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS
Applicable laws require that some of the information or communications we send to you should be in writing. When using our site, you accept that communication with us will be mainly electronic. We will contact you by e-mail or provide you with information by posting notices on our website. For contractual purposes, you agree to this electronic means of communication and you acknowledge that all contracts, notices, information and other communications that we provide to you electronically comply with any legal requirement that such communications be in writing. This condition does not affect your statutory rights.
All notices given by you to us must be given to us at [email protected] We may give notice to you at either the e-mail or postal address you provide to us when placing an order, or in any of the ways specified above. Notice will be deemed received and properly served immediately when posted on our website, 24 hours after an e-mail is sent, or three days after the date of posting of any letter. 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.
- TRANSFER OF RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS
12.1 The Contract between you and us is binding on you and us and on our respective successors and assigns.
12.2 You may not transfer, assign, charge or otherwise dispose of the Contract, or any of your rights or obligations arising under it, without our prior written consent.
12.3 We may transfer, assign, charge, sub-contract or otherwise dispose of the Contract, or any of our rights or obligations arising under it, at any time during the term of the Contract.
- EVENTS OUTSIDE OUR CONTROL
13.1 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 events outside our reasonable control (‘Force Majeure Event’).
13.2 A Force Majeure Event includes any act, event, non-happening, omission or accident beyond our reasonable control and includes in particular (without limitation) the following:
(a) Strikes, lock-outs or other industrial action.
(b) Civil commotion, riot, invasion, terrorist attack or threat of terrorist attack, war (whether declared or not) or threat or preparation for war.
(c) Fire, explosion, storm, flood, earthquake, subsidence, epidemic or other natural disaster.
(d) Impossibility of the use of railways, shipping, aircraft, motor transport or other means of public or private transport.
(e) Impossibility of the use of public or private telecommunications networks.
(f) The acts, decrees, legislation, regulations or restrictions of any government.
13.3 Our performance under any Contract is deemed to be suspended for the period that the Force Majeure Event continues, and we will have an extension of time for performance for the duration of that period. We will use our reasonable endeavours to bring the Force Majeure Event to a close or to find a solution by which our obligations under the Contract may be performed despite the Force Majeure Event.
13.4 We may have to cancel your order if stock is unavailable. If this happens:
(a) We will promptly contact you to let you know.
(b) If you have made any payment in advance for Products that have not been delivered to you we will refund those amounts to you.
(c) We will not charge you anything further and you will not have to make any payment to us.
14.1 If we fail, at any time during the term of the Contract, to insist upon strict performance of any of your obligations under the Contract or any of these terms and conditions, or if we fail to exercise any of the rights or remedies to which we are entitled under the Contract, this shall not constitute a waiver of such rights or remedies and shall not relieve you from compliance with such obligations.
14.2 A waiver by us of any default shall not constitute a waiver of any subsequent default.
14.3 No waiver by us of any of these terms and conditions shall be effective unless it is expressly stated to be a waiver and is communicated to you in writing in accordance with clause 13 above.
If any of these terms and Conditions or any provisions of a Contract are determined by any competent authority to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable to any extent, such term, condition or provision will to that extent be severed from the remaining terms, conditions and provisions which will continue to be valid to the fullest extent permitted by law.
- ENTIRE AGREEMENT
16.1 These terms and conditions and any document expressly referred to in them represent the entire agreement between us in relation to the subject matter of any Contract and supersede any prior agreement, understanding or arrangement between us, whether oral or in writing.
16.2 We each acknowledge that, in entering into a Contract, neither of us has relied on any representation, undertaking or promise given by the other or be implied from anything said or written in negotiations between us prior to such Contract except as expressly stated in these terms and conditions.
16.3 Each of us agrees that the only rights and remedies available to us arising out of or in connection with a Representation shall be for breach of contract as provided in these terms and conditions.
16.4 Nothing in this clause shall limit or exclude any liability for fraud.
- OUR RIGHT TO VARY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
17.1 We have the right to revise and amend these terms and conditions from time to time.
17.2 You will be subject to the policies and terms and conditions in force at the time that you order products from us, unless any change to those policies or these terms and conditions is required to be made by law or governmental authority (in which case it will apply to orders previously placed by you), or if we notify you of the change to those policies or these terms and conditions before we send you the Dispatch Confirmation (in which case we have the right to assume that you have accepted the change to the terms and conditions, unless you notify us to the contrary within seven working days of receipt by you of the Products).
- LAW AND JURISDICTION
Contracts for the purchase of Products through our site and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) will be governed by English law. Any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with such Contracts or their formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.
- GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION
The General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’) came into force on 1 May 2018 and sets out how we must process data that we hold about you. We refer you to the GDPR Fair Processing Notice on our site for further details.