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BLOC BLINDS TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ONLINE SALES

BLOC BLINDS TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SUPPLY

This page (together with the documents expressly referred to on it tells you information about us and the legal terms and conditions (Terms) on which we sell any of the products (Products) listed on our website (our site) to you.

These Terms will apply to any contract between us for the sale of Products to you (Contract). Please read these Terms carefully and make sure that you understand them, before ordering any Products from our site. Please note that by ordering any of our Products, you agree to be bound by these Terms and the other documents expressly referred to in it.

Please click on the button marked "I Accept" prior to placing your order if you accept them. If you refuse to accept these Terms, you will not be able to order any Products from our site.

You should print a copy of these Terms or save them to your computer for future reference.

We amend these Terms from time to time as set out in clause 8. Every time you wish to order Products, please check these Terms to ensure you understand the terms which will apply at that time. These Terms were most recently updated on 22 June 2012.

These Terms, and any Contract between us, are only in the English language.

  1. 1.INFORMATION ABOUT US

  2. 1.1We operate the website www.blocblinds.com. We are Fourds Limited trading as Bloc Blinds, a company registered in Northern Ireland under company number NI055056 and with our registered office at 26 Station Rd, Castledawson, Magherafelt, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland BT45 5DN. Our VAT number is 872 6533 04.

  3. 1.2To contact us, please see our Contact Us page www.blocblinds.com/contact.


  1. 2OUR PRODUCTS

  2. 2.1The images of the Products on our site are for illustrative purposes only. Although we have made every effort to display the colours accurately, we cannot guarantee that your computer's display of the colours accurately reflect the colour of the Products. Your Products may vary slightly from those images.

  3. 2.2The packaging of the Products may vary from that shown on images on our site.

  4. 2.3All Products shown on our site are subject to availability. We will inform you by e-mail as soon as possible if the Product you have ordered is not available and we will not process your order if made.


  1. 3USE OF OUR SITE

  2.  Your use of our site is governed by our Terms of Website Use and Website Acceptable Use Policy. Please take the time to read these, as they include important terms which apply to you.


  1. 4HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

  2.  We only use your personal information in accordance our Privacy Policy. For details, please see our Privacy Policy. Please take the time to read these, as they include important terms which apply to you.


  1. 5IF YOU ARE A CONSUMER

  2. This clause 5 only applies if you are a consumer.

  3. 5.1If you are a consumer, you may only purchase Products from our site if you are at least 18 years old.

  4. 5.2We intend to rely upon these Terms and any document expressly referred to in them in relation to the Contract between you and us. While we accept responsibility for statements and representations made by our duly authorised agents, please make sure you ask for any variations from these Terms to be confirmed in writing.

  5. 5.3As a consumer, you have legal rights in relation to Products that are faulty or not as described. Advice about your legal rights is available from your local Citizens' Advice Bureau or Trading Standards office. Nothing in these Terms will affect these legal rights.


  1. 6

    IF YOU ARE A BUSINESS CUSTOMER

  2. This clause 6 only applies if you are a business.

  3. 6.1If you are not a consumer, you confirm that you have authority to bind any business on whose behalf you use our site to purchase Products.

  4. 6.2These Terms and any document expressly referred to in them constitutes the entire agreement between you and us. You acknowledge that you have not relied on any statement, promise or representation made or given by or on behalf of the us which is not set out in these Terms or any document expressly referred to in them.

  5. 6.3We reserve the right to place a credit limit on you.


  1. 7HOW THE CONTRACT IS FORMED BETWEEN YOU AND US

  2. 7.1Our order process allows you to check and amend any errors before submitting your order to us. Please take the time to read and check your order at each page of the order process.

  3. 7.2After you place an order, you will receive an e-mail from us acknowledging that we have received your order. However, please note that this does not mean that your order has been accepted. Our acceptance of your order will take place as described in clause 7.3.

  4. 7.3We will confirm our acceptance to you by sending you an e-mail that confirms that the Products have been dispatched (Dispatch Confirmation). The Contract between us will only be formed when we send you the Dispatch Confirmation.

  5. 7.4If we are unable to supply you with a Product, for example because that Product is not in stock or no longer available or because of an error in the price on our site as referred to in clause 12.5, we will inform you of this by e-mail and we will not process your order. If you have already paid for the Products, we will refund you the full amount of the Product(s) we cannot supply as soon as possible.


  1. 8OUR RIGHT TO VARY THESE TERMS

  2. 8.1We may revise these Terms from time to time in the following circumstances:

  3. (a)changes in how we accept payment from you; and

  4. (b)changes in relevant laws and regulatory requirements.

  5. 8.2Every time you order Products from us, the Terms in force at that time will apply to the Contract between you and us.


  1. 9YOUR CANCELLATION AND REFUND RIGHTS IF YOU ARE A CONSUMER

  2. This clause 9 only applies if you are a consumer

  3. 9.1If you are a consumer, you have a legal right to cancel a Contract for Products which have not been manufactured to your specifications during the period set out below in clause 9.3. This means that during the relevant period if you change your mind or for any other reason you decide you do not want to keep a Product which we have not manufactured to your specification, you can notify us of your decision to cancel the Contract and receive a refund. Advice about your legal right to cancel the Contract is available from your local Citizens' Advice Bureau or Trading Standards office.

  4. 9.2The nature of our business means that many of our Products are manufactured to your specifications upon receiving your order (Made to Measure Products). The cancellation right set out in clause 9.1 does not apply to Made to Measure Products. Made to Measure Products include all Products for which you have supplied measurement details with the exception of white or cream Velux blinds.

  5. 9.3Your legal right to cancel a Contract starts from the date of the Dispatch Confirmation, which is when the Contract between us is formed. If the Products have already been delivered to you, you have a period of 7 (seven) working days in which you may cancel, starting from the day after the day you receive the Products. Working days means that Saturdays, Sundays or public holidays are not included in this period.

  6. 9.4To cancel a Contract, you must contact us in writing by:

  7. (a)sending an e-mail to info@blocblinds.com;

  8. (b)sending a letter to our address as set out at the commencement of these Terms; or

  9. (c)contacting our Customer Services telephone line on (+44) 028 7964 4922.

  10. 9.5You may wish to keep a copy of your cancellation notification for your own records.

  11. 9.6You will receive a full refund of the price you paid for the Products and any applicable delivery charges you paid for. We will process the refund due to you as soon as possible and, in any case, within 30 calendar days of the day on which we received your notice of cancellation as described in clause 9.4. If you returned the Products to us because they were faulty or mis-described, please see clause 9.6.

  12. 9.7If you have returned the Products to us under this clause 9 because they are faulty or mis-described, we will, on receipt of reasonable photographic or other evidence of such fault or mis-description refund the price of a defective Product in full, any applicable delivery charges, and any reasonable costs you incur in returning the item to us.

  13. 9.8We will refund you on the credit card or debit card used by you to pay.

  14. (a)If the Products were delivered to you:

  15. (b)you must return the Products to us as soon as reasonably practicable;

  16. (c)unless the Products are faulty or not as described (in this case, see clause 9.6), you will be responsible for the cost of returning the Products to us;

  17. 9.9you have a legal obligation to keep the Products in your possession and to take reasonable care of the Products while they are in your possession.

  18. 9.10Details of your legal right to cancel and an explanation of how to exercise it are provided in the Dispatch Confirmation.

  19. 9.11As a consumer, you will always have legal rights in relation to Products that are faulty or not as described. These legal rights are not affected by the returns policy in this clause 9 or these Terms. Advice about your legal rights is available from your local Citizens' Advice Bureau or Trading Standards office.


  1. 10DELIVERY

  2. 10.1Your order will be fulfilled by the estimated delivery date set out in the Dispatch Confirmation, unless there is an Event Outside Our Control. If we are unable to meet the estimated delivery date because of an Event Outside Our Control, we will contact you with a revised estimated delivery date.

  3. 10.2Delivery will be completed when we deliver the Products to the address you gave us.

  4. 10.3If no one is available at your address to take delivery, we will leave you a note that the Products have been returned to our premises, in which case, please contact us to rearrange delivery.

  5. 10.4The Products will be your responsibility from the completion of delivery.

  6. 10.5You own the Products once we have received payment in full, including all applicable delivery charges.

  7. 10.6If on delivery the Product packaging is damaged you should refuse to accept the delivery and we will (at our option) either:

  8. (a)dispatch another Product to you; or

  9. (b)cancel your order.


  1. 11INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY

  2. 11.1We deliver to the following countries or regions: United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland and mainland Europe (International Delivery Destinations). If you reside outside the International Delivery Destinations please contact us to find out if we can deliver Products to you.

  3. 11.2If you order Products from our site for delivery to one of the International Delivery Destinations, your order may be subject to import duties and taxes which are applied when the delivery reaches that destination. Please note that we have no control over these charges and we cannot predict their amount.

  4. 11.3You will be responsible for payment of any such import duties and taxes. Please contact your local customs office for further information before placing your order.

  5. 11.4You must comply with all applicable laws and regulations of the country for which the Products are destined. We will not be liable or responsible if you break any such law.


  1. 12PRICE OF PRODUCTS AND DELIVERY CHARGES

  2. 12.1The prices of the Products will be as quoted on our site from time to time. We take all reasonable care to ensure that the prices of Products are correct at the time when the relevant information was entered onto the system. However if we discover an error in the price of Product(s) you ordered, please see clause 12.5 for what happens in this event.

  3. 12.2Prices for our Products may change from time to time, but changes will not affect any order which we have confirmed with a Dispatch Confirmation.

  4. 12.3The price of a Product includes VAT (where applicable) at the applicable current rate chargeable in the UK for the time being. However, if the rate of VAT changes between the date of your order and the date of delivery, we will adjust the VAT you pay, unless you have already paid for the Products in full before the change in VAT takes effect.

  5. 12.4Unless specified otherwise, the price of a Product does not include delivery charges. Our delivery charges are as quoted on our site from time to time.

  6. 12.5Our site contains a large number of Products many of which can be adapted to suit your specific requirements. It is always possible that, despite our best efforts, some of the Products on our site may be incorrectly priced. We will normally check prices as part of our dispatch procedures so that:

  7. (a)where the Product's correct price is less than the price stated on our site, we will charge the lower amount when dispatching the Products to you. However, if the pricing error is obvious and unmistakeable and could have reasonably been recognised by you as a mispricing, we do not have to provide the Products to you at the incorrect (lower) price; and

  8. (b)if the Product's correct price is higher than the price stated on our site, we will contact you as soon as possible to inform you of this error and we will give you the option of continuing to purchase the Product at the correct price or cancelling your order. We will not process your order until we have your instructions. If we are unable to contact you using the contact details you provided during the order process, we will treat the order as cancelled and notify you in writing.


  1. 13HOW TO PAY

  2. 13.1You can pay for Products using a debit card or credit card, cheque or BACS. We accept the following cards: Delta, Maestro, MasterCard, Switch and Visa.

  3. 13.2If you chose to pay by cheque, you must contact us to determine the cost your order and then post the cheque to the address set out at the commencement of these Terms. We will not dispatch the Products until the cheque has cleared.

  4. 13.3Payment for the Products and all applicable delivery charges is in advance. We will not charge your debit card or credit card until we dispatch your order.


  1. 14MANUFACTURER GUARANTEES

  2. 14.1All products manufactured by Fourds Limited come with a manufacturer's guarantee. For details of the applicable terms and conditions, please contact us.

  3. 14.2If you are a consumer, a manufacturer's guarantee is in addition to your legal rights in relation to Products that are faulty or not as described. Advice about your legal rights is available from your local Citizens' Advice Bureau or Trading Standards office.


  1. 15OUR WARRANTY FOR THE PRODUCTS

  2. 15.1For Products which do not have a manufacturer's guarantee, we provide a warranty that on delivery and for a period of 12 months from delivery, the Products shall be free from material defects. However, this warranty does not apply in the circumstances described in clause 15.2.

  3. 15.2The warranty in clause 15.1 does not apply to any defect in the Products arising from:

  4. (a)fair wear and tear;

  5. (b)wilful damage, abnormal storage or working conditions, accident, negligence by you or by any third party;

  6. (c)if you fail to operate or use the Products in accordance with the user instructions;

  7. (d)any alteration or repair by you or by a third party who is not one of our authorised repairers; or

  8. (e)any specification provided by you.

  9. (15.3)If you are a consumer, this warranty is in addition to your legal rights in relation to Products that are faulty or not as described. Advice about your legal rights is available from your local Citizens' Advice Bureau or Trading Standards office.


  1. 16OUR LIABILITY IF YOU ARE A BUSINESS

  2. This clause 16 only applies if you are a business customer.

  3. 16.1Nothing in these Terms limit or exclude our liability for:

  4. (a)death or personal injury caused by our negligence;

  5. (b)fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;

  6. (c)breach of the terms implied by section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 (title and quiet possession); or

  7. (d)defective products under the Consumer Protection Act 1987.

  8. 16.2Subject to clause 16.1, we will under no circumstances whatever be liable to you, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, arising under or in connection with the Contract for:

  9. (a)any loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;

  10. (b)loss or corruption of data, information or software;

  11. (c)loss of business opportunity;

  12. (d)loss of anticipated savings;

  13. (e)loss of goodwill; or

  14. (f)any indirect or consequential loss.

  15. 16.3Subject to clause 16.1 and clause 16.2, our total liability to you in respect of all other losses arising under or in connection with the Contract, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, shall in no circumstances exceed the price paid by you for the Products.

  16. 16.4Except as expressly stated in these Terms, we do not give any representation, warranties or undertakings in relation to the Products. Any representation, condition or warranty which might be implied or incorporated into these Terms by statute, common law or otherwise is excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law. In particular, we will not be responsible for ensuring that the Products are suitable for your purposes.


  1. 17OUR LIABILITY IF YOU ARE A CONSUMER

  2. This clause 17 only applies if you are a consumer.

  3. 17.1If we fail to comply with these Terms, we are responsible for loss or damage you suffer that is a foreseeable result of our breach of these Terms or our negligence. Loss or damage is foreseeable if they were an obvious consequence of our breach or if they were contemplated by you and us at the time we entered into the Contract.

  4. 17.2We have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.

  5. 17.3We do not in any way exclude or limit our liability for:

  6. (a)death or personal injury caused by our negligence;

  7. (b)fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;

  8. (c)any breach of the terms implied by section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 (title and quiet possession);

  9. (d)any breach of the terms implied by section 13 to 15 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 (description, satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and samples); and

  10. (e)defective products under the Consumer Protection Act 1987.


  1. 18EVENTS OUTSIDE OUR CONTROL

  2. 18.1We 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 an Event Outside Our Control. An Event Outside Our Control is defined below in clause 18.2.

  3. 18.2An Event Outside Our Control means any act or event beyond our reasonable control, including without limitation strikes, lock-outs or other industrial action by third parties, civil commotion, riot, invasion, terrorist attack or threat of terrorist attack, war (whether declared or not) or threat or preparation for war, fire, explosion, storm, flood, earthquake, subsidence, epidemic or other natural disaster, or failure of public or private telecommunications networks or impossibility of the use of railways, shipping, aircraft, motor transport or other means of public or private transport.

  4. 18.3If an Event Outside Our Control takes place that affects the performance of our obligations under a Contract:

  5. (a)we will contact you as soon as reasonably possible to notify you; and

  6. (b)our obligations under a Contract will be suspended and the time for performance of our obligations will be extended for the duration of the Event Outside Our Control. Where the Event Outside Our Control affects our delivery of Products to you, we will arrange a new delivery date with you after the Event Outside Our Control is over.


  1. 19COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN US

  2. 19.1When we refer, in these Terms, to "in writing", this will include e-mail.

  3. 19.2If you wish to contact us in writing, or if any clause in these Terms requires you to give us notice in writing, you can send this to us by e-mail or by pre-paid post to Bloc Blinds at the address set out at the commencement of these Terms or to info@blocblinds.com. We will confirm receipt of this by contacting you in writing, normally by e-mail. If you are a consumer and exercising your right to cancel under clause 9, please see that clause 9 for how to tell us this.

  4. 19.3If we have to contact you or give you notice in writing, we will do so by e-mail or by pre-paid post to the address you provide to us in your order.

  5. 19.4If you are a business, please note that any notice given by you to us, or by us to you, will be deemed received and properly served immediately 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.


  1. 20OTHER IMPORTANT TERMS

  2. 20.1We may transfer our rights and obligations under a Contract to another organisation, but this will not affect your rights or our obligations under these Terms.

  3. 20.1You may only transfer your rights or your obligations under these Terms to another person if we agree in writing. However if you are a consumer and you have purchased a Product as a gift, you may transfer the benefit of our warranty in clause 15 to the recipient of the gift without needing to ask our consent.

  4. 20.1This contract is between you and us. No other person shall have any rights to enforce any of its terms, whether under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties Act) 1999 or otherwise. However, if you are a consumer, the recipient of your gift of a Product will have the benefit of our warranty at clause 15, but we and you will not need their consent to cancel or make any changes to these Terms.

  5. 20.1Each of the paragraphs of these Terms operates separately. If any court or relevant authority decides that any of them are unlawful or unenforceable, the remaining paragraphs will remain in full force and effect.

  6. 20.1If we fail to insist that you perform any of your obligations under these Terms, or if we do not enforce our rights against you, or if we delay in doing so, that will not mean that we have waived our rights against you and will not mean that you do not have to comply with those obligations. If we do waive a default by you, we will only do so in writing, and that will not mean that we will automatically waive any later default by you.

  7. 20.1If you are a consumer, please note that these Terms are governed by the laws of Northern Ireland. This means a Contract for the purchase of Products through our site and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it will be governed by the laws of Northern Ireland. You and we both agree to that the courts of Northern Ireland will have non-exclusive jurisdiction. However, if you are a resident of England or Wales you may also bring proceedings in England or Wales, and if you are resident of Scotland, you may also bring proceedings in Scotland.

  8. 20.1If you are a business, these Terms are governed by the laws of Northern Ireland. This means that a Contract, and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims), will be governed by the laws of Northern Ireland. We both agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Northern Ireland.

  9. 20.1We will not file a copy of the Contract between us.