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These terms and conditions are the contract between you and WEDDING DRESS CLEANERS LTD (“us”, “we”, etc). By visiting or using Our Website, you agree to be bound by them.

They protect your rights as well as ours.

We are WEDDING DRESS CLEANERS LTD, a company registered in England, company number: 10217359. Our registered address is 5b Chapel Street, Petersfield, England, GU32 3DT

You are: Anyone who uses Our Website.

Please read this agreement carefully and save it. If you do not agree with it, you should leave Our Website immediately.

The terms and conditions:

1. Definitions

In this agreement:

“Carrier” means any person or business contracted by us to carry Goods from us to you.

“Content” means any content in any form published on Our Website by us or any third party with our consent.

“Services” means any services we provide to you; e.g. wet cleaning, dry cleaning, or laundry services.

“Goods” means any of the goods we offer for sale on Our Website, or, if the context requires, goods we sell to you.

“Our Website” means any website of ours, and includes all web pages controlled by us.

“Post” means display, exhibit, publish, distribute, transmit and/or disclose information, Content and/or other material on to Our Website, and the phrases “Posted” and “Posting” shall be interpreted accordingly.

2. Interpretation

In this agreement unless the context otherwise requires:

2.1. a reference to a person is a reference to one or more individuals, whether or not formally in partnership, or to a corporation, government body, or other association or organisation.

2.2. these terms and conditions apply to all supplies of Goods by us to any customer. They prevail over any terms proposed by you.

2.3. any agreement by any party not to do or omit to do something includes an obligation not to allow some other person to do or omit to do that same thing;

2.4. except where stated otherwise, any obligation of any person arising from this agreement may be performed by any other person;

2.5. in this agreement references to a party include references to a person to whom those rights and obligations are transferred or passed as a result of a merger, division, reconstruction or other re-organisation involving that party.

2.6. the headings to the paragraphs and schedules (if any) to this agreement do not affect the interpretation;

2.7. a reference to an act or regulation includes new law of substantially the same intent as that act or regulation.

2.8. in any indemnity, a reference to costs or expenses shall be construed as including the estimated cost of management time of the indemnified party, such cost calculated £50 per hour.

2.9. these terms and conditions apply in any event to you as a buyer or prospective buyer of our Goods and so far as the context allows, to you as a visitor to Our Website.

2.10. this agreement is made only in the English language. If there is any conflict in meaning between the English language version of this agreement and any version or translation of this agreement in any other language, the English language version shall prevail.

3. Our contract with you

3.1. This agreement contains the entire agreement between the parties and supersedes all previous agreements and understandings between the parties.

3.2. Each party acknowledges that, in entering into this agreement, he does not rely on any representation, warranty, information or document or other term not forming part of this agreement.

3.3. If you use Our Website in any way and make an order on behalf of another person you warrant that you have full authority to do so and you accept personal responsibility for every act or omission by you.

3.4. Because we rely on our suppliers, we do not guarantee that Goods advertised on Our Website are available. We may change these terms from time to time. The terms that apply to you are those posted here on Our Website on the day you order Goods.

3.5. The price of Goods/Services may be changed by us at any time. We will never change a price so as to affect the price charged to you at the time when you buy those Goods.

3.6. If in future, you buy Goods/Services from us under any arrangement which does not involve your payment via Our Website; these terms still apply so far as they can be applied.

3.7. We do not sell the Goods in all countries. We may refuse to deliver the Goods if you live in a country we do not serve.

4. Acceptance of your order

4.1. Your order is an offer to buy from us. Nothing that we do or say will amount to any acceptance of that offer until we actually dispatch the Goods to you or complete the Services. At any point up until then, we may decline to supply the Goods or Services to you without giving any reason.

4.2. If we do not have all of the Goods you order in stock, or are unable to carry out the Services, we will offer you alternatives. If this happens you may:

4.2.1 accept the alternatives we offer;

4.2.2 cancel all or part of your order.

5. Price and payment

5.1. The price payable for the Goods and Services that you order is clearly set out on Our Website.

5.2. It is possible that the price may have increased from that posted on Our Website. If that happens, we will not despatch the Goods or complete thee Services until you have confirmed that you wish to buy at the new price.

5.3. Prices include UK value added tax (“VAT”).

5.4. If the item and services you order is available in parts, you must pay us the full price of your order before we will send any part of it.

5.5. Bank charges by the receiving bank on payments to us will be borne by us. All other charges relating to payment in a currency other than pounds Sterling will be borne by you.

5.6. If, by mistake, we have under-priced Goods/Services, we will not be liable to supply that those Goods to you at the stated price, provided that we notify you before we dispatch it to you.

5.7. The price of the Goods does not include the delivery charge which will be charged at the rates applicable at the date you place your order, and which will be displayed on a page of Our Website before we ask you to pay.

5.8. If we owe you money (for this or any other reason), we will credit your credit or debit card as soon as reasonably practicable but in any event no later than 14 days from the date when we accept that repayment is due.

6. Security of your credit/debit card

We take care to make Our Website safe for you to use.

6.1. Card payments are not processed through pages controlled by us. We use one or more online payment service providers who will encrypt your card or bank account details in a secure environment.

7. Cancellation and refunds

This and the following paragraph apply if you buy as a consumer as defined in the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 (the “Regulations”). Provided the Regulations apply to the transaction concerned, then the following terms apply to the contract.

7.1. We now inform you that information relating to all aspects of our Goods is not in this document but in our marketing material, whether that is in the medium of Our Website or in hard copy.

7.2. The following rules apply to cancellation of your order:

7.2.1 If you have ordered Goods or Services, but not received them, you may cancel your order without giving a reason, at any time within 14 days of your order. You will have no obligation and we will return your money.

7.2.2 If you have ordered Goods, and received them, you may cancel your order at any time within 14 days of the date you received them. You must tell us that you wish to cancel. You must also send the Goods back to us within that same 14 day period.

7.2.3 We will return your money subject to the following conditions:

7.2.3.1 we receive the Goods in a condition in which we can re-sell them at full price, in new condition, with labels and packaging intact.

7.2.3.2 you comply with our procedure for returns and refunds. We cannot return your money unless we know who sent them.

7.3. The option to cancel your order is not available:

7.3.1 if you purchase sealed goods which relate to health or hygiene, and they become unsealed after delivery, or cannot be re-sold for some other reason;

7.3.2 if they are a hard medium for a product in soft copy, which comes to you sealed and is returned to us unsealed.

7.3.3 If the Goods are somehow mixed with other goods so that we cannot identify or easily separate them.

7.3.4 If your order Services only; e.g. dry cleaning, wet cleaning, or laundry services.

7.4. You are responsible for the cost of returning the Goods. We have no obligation to refund to you, your cost of re-packing and returning the Goods.

7.5. In any of the above scenarios, we will return your money within 14 days.

8. Delivery and pick up

8.1. Goods and Services are collected and delivered on the dates shown when you place an order.

8.2. Collections and deliveries will be made by the Carrier to the address stipulated in your order. You must ensure that someone is present to accept the delivery.

8.3. If we are not able to collect or deliver your Goods and Services on the date shown on your order, we shall notify you by e-mail to arrange another date for delivery.

8.4. If no one is in for repeat collections or deliveries, we reserve the right to charge an additional amount to complete the delivery.

8.5. We may deliver the Goods in instalments if they are not all available at the same time for delivery.

8.6. All Goods and Services must be signed for on delivery by an adult aged 18 years or over. If no one of that age is at the address when the delivery is attempted the Goods may be retained by the driver. When your Goods arrive, it is important that you check immediately the condition and quantity. If your Goods have been damaged in transit, you must refuse the delivery and immediately contact us so that we may dispatch a replacement quickly and minimise your inconvenience.

8.7. Signing “Unchecked”, “Not Checked” or similar is not acceptable.

8.8. If we agree with you to deliver/collect on a particular day or at a particular time, we will do our best to comply. But no time given is to be treated as contractual. So we are not liable to you for any expense or inconvenience you incur on account of delayed delivery or non-delivery.

8.9. Time for delivery specified on the order, if any, is an estimate only and time shall not be of the essence.

8.10. We are happy for you to pick up Goods from our shop/ warehouse provided you make an appointment in advance and payment has been received into our bank. A cheque on arrival is not acceptable.

8.11. If you pick up Goods from our premises then:

8.11.1 we will not be able to assist you in loading heavy items;

8.11.2 Goods are at your risk from the moment they are picked up by you or your Carrier from our shop / warehouse;

8.11.3 you agree that you are responsible for everything that happens after you take possession of the Goods, both on and off our premises, including damage to property of any sort, belonging to any person.

9. Service Standards

9.1 We will provide services with reasonable skill and care in line with industry standards and garment care guidelines

9.2 It is your responsibility to check items of clothing for coins, pins, paper tissues and anything attached or in the pockets and remove them before supplying them to us. Where you’ve failed to do this, we accept no liability for any damage arising from these items.

9.3 It is your responsibility to ensure that all clothing has a care label. Where clothes do not have a care label, we will follow best practice industry guidelines, but accept no liability for any damage arising from this lack of care advice.

9.4 We do not use traditional dry-cleaning methods. We use wet cleaning developed by Miele, which is better for your clothes and the environment.

9.5 Stain removal, while we inspect your clothes and care labels, there is no guarantee that we can remove all stains, or that there won’t be bleeding of colours or dyes. Stain removal can often be made easier if the stain is identified before washing (you can provide this information at checkout). Our ability to remove it will depend on multiple factors; e.g. including, but not limited to, the age of the clothes, the composition of the stain, previous attempts to clean it, nature of the cloth/fabric and dye.

9.6 Weight of clothes and fabrics, we will weigh any clothes, table linen, bed linen, seat/furniture covers and curtains you supply to us for cleaning or washing. We reserve the right to either cancel the order or charge a different amount if this differs from the weight you’ve submitted as part of the order.

9.7 Service washes and washes by weight will be dealt with as “loads”, for the avoidance of doubt a load is defined as clothes/garments that can be washed together, we won’t check the care labels and details for this type of service. It’s your responsibility to ensure that all types and colours of clothes supplied can be washed together. We accept no liability for any damage arising from these items being washed together.

9.8 We provide hangers free of charge for the first order, we give you the option to return our hangers for a small rebate on future orders. We reserve the right to charge on future orders for hangers that are not returned.

9.9 We supply clothes bags with our orders to transport your clothes in for hygiene and safety, you must remove your clothes and return the bag to your driver when they are delivered to you. We reserve the right to charge for unreturned clothes bags.

9.10 Minimum service charge, we have a minimum order charge of £30.

10. Foreign taxes and duties

10.1. If you are not in the UK, we have no knowledge of, and no responsibility for, the laws in your country.

10.2. You are responsible for purchasing Goods which you are lawfully able to import and for the payment of import duties and taxes of any kind levied in your country.

11. Goods returned

These provisions apply if you buy from us other than being a Consumer. The following rules apply to return the faulty Goods:

11.1. We do not accept returns unless there was a defect in the Goods at the time of purchase, or we have agreed in correspondence that you may return them.

11.2. Before you return the Goods to us, please carefully re-read the instructions and check that you have assembled/used it correctly and complied with any provisions in the instructions.

11.3. The Goods must be returned to us as soon as any defect is discovered but not later than 14 days.

11.4. So far as possible, Goods should be returned:

11.4.1 with both Goods and all packaging as far as possible in their original condition;

11.4.2 securely wrapped;

11.4.3 including our delivery slip;

11.4.4 at your risk and cost.

11.5. You must tell us by email message to bridal@atlantic-cleaners.com that you would like to return Goods, specifying exactly what Goods and when purchased, and giving full details of the defect or other reason for return. We will then issue a returns note. If you send Goods to us without a returns note, we may not be able to identify sufficient details to enable us to attend to your complaint.

11.6. In returning faulty Goods please encloses with it a note clearly stating the fault and when it arises or arose.

11.7. If we agree that the Goods are faulty, we will:

11.7.1 refund the cost of return carriage;

11.7.2 repair or replace the Goods as we choose.

11.8. If we repair or replace the Goods, you have no additional claim against us either under this agreement or by statute or common law, in respect of the defect.

12. Disclaimers

12.1. We make no representation or warranty for:

12.1.1 any implied warranty or condition as to merchantability or fitness of the Goods for a particular purpose;

12.1.2 the adequacy or appropriateness of the Goods for your purpose.

12.2. We claim no expert knowledge in any subject. We disclaim any obligation or liability to you arising directly or indirectly from information you take from Our Website.

12.3. You agree that in any circumstances when we may become liable to you, the limit of our liability is the amount you have paid us in the immediately preceding 12 month period for the Goods/Services concerned.

12.4. We shall not be liable to you for any loss or expense which is:

12.4.1 indirect or consequential loss; or

12.4.2 economic loss or other loss of turnover, profits, business, or goodwill, even if such loss was reasonably foreseeable or we knew you might incur it.

13. Security of Our Website

If you violate Our Website we shall take legal action against you.

You now agree that you will not, and will not allow any other person to:

13.1. modify, copy, or cause damage or unintended effect to any portion of Our Website, or any software used within it.

13.2. link to Our Website in any way that would cause the appearance or presentation of the site to be different from what would be seen by a user who accessed the site by typing the URL into a standard browser;

13.3. download any part of Our Website, without our express written consent;

13.4. collect or use any product listings, descriptions, or prices;

13.5. collect or use any information obtained from or about Our Website or the Content except as intended by this agreement;

13.6. aggregate, copy or duplicate in any manner any of the Content or information available from Our Website, other than as permitted by this agreement or as is reasonably necessary for your use of Our Website;

13.7. share with a third party any login credentials to Our Website.

13.8. Despite the above terms, we now grant a licence to you to:

13.8.1 create a hyperlink to Our Website for the purpose of promoting an interest common to both of us. You can do this without specific permission. This licence is conditional upon your not portraying us or any product or service in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive manner. You may not use any logo or other proprietary graphic or trademark of ours as part of the link without our express written consent.

13.8.2 you may copy the text of any page for your personal use in connection with the purpose of Our Website.

14. Indemnity

You agree to indemnify us against all costs, claims and expense arising directly or indirectly from:

14.1. your failure to comply with the law of any country;

14.2. your breach of this agreement;

14.3. any act, neglect or default by any agent, employee, licensee or customer of yours;

14.4. a contractual claim arising from your use of the Goods;

14.5. a breach of the intellectual property rights of any person.

15. Intellectual Property

15.1. We will defend the intellectual property rights in connection with our Goods and Our Website, including copyright in the Content whether provided by us or by any other content provider (including copyright in: text, graphics, logos, icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data, and software).

15.2. Except as set out below, you may not copy, modify, publish, transmit, transfer or sell, reproduce, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, display, or in any way exploit any of the Content, in whole or in part.

15.3. You may not use our name or logos or trademarks or any other Content on any website of yours or that of any other person.

15.4. Subject to the other terms of this agreement, you may download or copy Content only for your own personal use, provided that you maintain all copyright and other notices contained in it. You may not store electronically any significant portion of any Content.

16. Dispute resolution

In this paragraph the term “ADR Provider” means an approved body under the Alternative Dispute Resolution for Consumer Dispute Regulations 2015.

The following terms apply in the event of a dispute between the parties:

16.1. If you are not happy with our services or have any complaint then you must tell us by email message to bridal@atlantic-cleaners.com.

16.2. If a dispute is not settled as set out above, we hope you will agree to attempt to resolve it by engaging in good faith with us in a process of mediation or arbitration.

16.3. We can propose an ADR Provider or will listen to your proposal. If you are in any way concerned, you should read the regulations at: http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/.

17. Miscellaneous matters

17.1. When we communicate with you we do so by email. You agree that email communications are contractually binding in the same way as properly signed and dated paper sent by post.

17.2. Where we provide goods or services without specific charge to you, then it (or they) is deemed to be provided free of charge, and not to be associated with any other Goods or Services for which a charge is made. Accordingly, there is neither contractual nor other obligation upon us in respect of those goods or that service.

17.3. If any term or provision of this agreement is at any time held by any jurisdiction to be void, invalid or unenforceable, then it shall be treated as changed or reduced, only to the extent minimally necessary to bring it within the laws of that jurisdiction and to prevent it from being void and it shall be binding in that changed or reduced form. Subject to that, each provision shall be interpreted as severable and shall not in any way affect any other of these terms.

17.4. The rights and obligations of the parties set out in this agreement shall pass to any permitted successor in title.

17.5. No failure or delay by any party to exercise any right, power or remedy will operate as a waiver of it nor indicate any intention to reduce that or any other right in the future.

17.6. Any communication to be served on either party by the other shall be delivered by hand or sent by first class post or recorded delivery or by e-mail.

It shall be deemed to have been delivered:

if delivered by hand: on the day of delivery;

if sent by post to the correct address: within 72 hours of posting;

17.7. This agreement does not give any right to any third party under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act or otherwise.

17.8. Neither party shall be liable for any failure or delay in performance of this agreement which is caused by circumstances beyond his reasonable control, including any labour dispute between a party and its employees or contractors.

17.9. In the event of any conflict between any term of this agreement and the provisions of the articles of a limited company or any comparable document intended to regulate any other corporate or collective body, then the terms of this agreement shall prevail.

17.10. The validity, construction and performance of this agreement shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales and you agree that any dispute arising from it shall be litigated only in that country.

Last updated: 09.07.2020

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