TERMS & CONDITIONS
1. OUR TERMS
1.1 What our terms cover. Our terms and conditions on which we supply products to you, whether these are goods, services or digital content.
1.2 Why you should read them. Please read these terms carefully before you submit your order to us. Our terms tell you who we are, how we will provide products to you, how you and we may change or end the contract, what to do if there is a problem and other important information. If you think that there is a mistake in these terms, please contact us to discuss.
2. OUR INFORMATION AND HOW TO GET IN CONTACT
2.1 Who we are. We are Paignton Tile Company Ltd. t/as International Tiles and Bathrooms a company registered in England and Wales. Our company registration number is 02441203 and our registered office is at Units 8/9 Trojan Industrial Park, Borough Close, Paignton, South Devon, TQ4 7EP. Our registered VAT number is 430 4741 79.
2.2 How to get in contact. You can contact us by telephoning our customer service team or by writing to us, using the contact details located on our website.
2.3 How we may contact you. If we have to contact you we will do so by telephone or by writing to you at the email address or postal address you provided to us in your order.
2.4 “Writing” includes emails. When we use the words “writing” or “written” in these terms, this includes emails.
3. CONTRACT AND ORDERING
3.1 How we will accept your order. Our acceptance of your order will take place when we email you to accept it, at which point a contract will come into existence between you and us.
3.2 If we cannot accept your order. If we are unable to accept your order, we will inform you of this and will not charge you for the product. This might be because the product is out of stock, because of unexpected limits on our resources which we could not reasonably plan for, because we have identified an error in the price or description of the product or because we are unable to meet a delivery deadline you have specified.
3.3 If, during the order process, you provide us with incorrect or incomplete information, please contact us as soon as possible. If we are unable to process your order due to incorrect or incomplete information, we will contact you to ask to correct it. If you do not give us the accurate or complete information within a reasonable time of our request, we will cancel your order and treat the contract as being at an end. If we incur any costs as a result of your incorrect or incomplete information, we may pass those costs on to you.
4. OUR PRODUCTS
4.1 Products may vary slightly from their pictures. The images of the products on our website are for illustrative purposes only. Although we have made every effort to display the colours accurately, we cannot guarantee that a device’s display of the colours accurately reflects the colour of the products. Your product may vary slightly from those images.
5. MAKING CHANGES – YOUR RIGHTS
5.1 If you wish to make a change to the product you have ordered please contact us. We will let you know if the change is possible. If it is possible we will let you know about any changes to the price of the product, the timing of supply or anything else which would be necessary as a result of your requested change and ask you to confirm whether you wish to go ahead with the change. If we cannot make the change or the consequences of making the change are
unacceptable to you, you may want to end the contract (see clause 8- Your rights to end the contract).
6. MAKING CHANGES – OUR RIGHTS
6.1 Minor changes to the products. We may change the product:
(a) to reflect changes in relevant laws and regulatory requirements; and (b) to implement minor technical adjustments and improvements.
6.2 More significant changes to the products and these terms. In addition, we may make more significant changes to these terms or the product, but if we do so we will notify you and you may then contact us to end the contract before the changes take effect and receive a refund for any products paid for but not receive
6.3 Updates to digital content. We may update or require you to update digital content, provided that the digital content shall always match the description of it that we provided to you before you bought it.
7. SUPPLY OF GOODS
7.1 Delivery costs. The costs of delivery will be as displayed to you on your quotation/invoice.
7.2 When we will provide the goods. During the order process we will let you know when we will provide the goods to you. If the goods are ongoing services or subscriptions, we will also tell you during the order process when and how you can end the contract.
7.3 We are not responsible for delays outside our control. If our supply of the goods is delayed by an event outside our control then we will contact you as soon as possible to let you know and we will take steps to minimise the effect of the delay. Provided we do this we will not be liable for delays caused by the event, but if there is a risk of substantial delay you may contact us to end the contract and receive a refund for any products you have paid for but not received.
7.4 Collection by you. If you have asked to collect the goods from our premises, you can collect them from us at any time during our working hours of 8:30am and 5:30pm on weekdays (excluding public holidays).
7.5 Delivery of large products/goods. If we are delivering large products/goods or a large number of products/goods we will leave the product/goods kerbside in the nearest safe place to the delivery address that is accessible by road, without taking any products/goods off any pallets. We will not manually lift any products/goods and will not take any products/goods off pallets or inside properties.
7.6 If you are not at home when the product is delivered. If no one is available at your address to take delivery and the products cannot be posted through your letterbox, we will leave the goods in a safe place, if instructed by you and if possible. Re-delivery charges may apply if you are unable to accept delivery on the day and/or time you have requested.
7.7 If you do not re-arrange delivery. If you do not collect the goods from us as arranged or if, after a failed delivery to you, you do not re-arrange delivery we will contact you for further instructions and may charge you for storage costs and any further delivery costs. If, despite our reasonable efforts, we are unable to contact you or re-arrange delivery or collection we may end the contract and clause 10.2 will apply.
7.8 If you do not allow us access to provide services. If you do not allow us access to your property to perform the services as arranged (and you do not have a good reason for this) we may charge you additional costs incurred by us as a result. If, despite our reasonable efforts, we are unable to contact you or re-arrange access to your property we may end the contract and clause 10.2 will apply.
7.9 When you become responsible for the goods. A product which is goods will be your responsibility from the time we deliver the product to the address you gave us or you or a carrier organised by you collect it from us.
7.10 When you own goods. You own a product which is goods once we have received payment in full.
7.11 What will happen if you do not give required information to us. We may need certain information from you so that we can supply the products to you. If so, this will have been stated in the description of the products on our website. If you do not give us this information
within a reasonable time of us asking for it, or if you give us incomplete or incorrect information, we may either end the contract (and clause 10.2 will apply) or make an additional charge of a reasonable sum to compensate us for any extra work that is required as a result. We will not be responsible for supplying the products late or not supplying any part of them if this is caused by you not giving us the information we need within a reasonable time of us asking for it.
7.12 Reasons we may suspend the supply of products to you. We may have to suspend the supply of a product to:
(a) deal with technical problems or make minor technical changes; (b) update the product to reflect changes in relevant laws and regulatory requirements; (c) make changes to the product as requested by you or notified by us to you (see clause 6).
7.13 Your rights if we suspend the supply of products. We will contact you in advance to tell you we will be suspending supply of the product, unless the problem is urgent or an emergency. You may contact us to end the contract for a product if we suspend it, or tell you we are going to suspend it, in each case for a period of more than one month and we will refund any sums you have paid in advance for the product in respect of the period after you end the contract.
7.14 We may also suspend supply of the products if you do not pay. If you do not pay us for the products when you are supposed to (see clause 12.4), we may suspend supply of the products until you have paid us the outstanding amounts. We will contact you to tell you we are suspending supply of the products. We will not suspend the products where you dispute the unpaid invoice (see clause 12.6). We will not charge you for the products during the period for which they are suspended. As well as suspending the products we can also charge you interest on your overdue payments (see clause 12.5).
8. ENDING THE CONTRACT – YOUR RIGHTS
8.1 You can always end your contract with us. Your rights when you end the contract will depend on what you have bought, whether there is anything wrong with it, how we are performing and when you decide to end the contract:
(a) If what you have bought is faulty or misdescribed you may have a legal right to end the contract (or to get the product repaired or replaced or a service re-performed or to get some or all of your money back), see clause 11; (b) If you want to end the contract because of something we have done or have told you we are going to do, see clause 8.2: (c) If you have just changed your mind about the product, see clause 8.3. You may be able to get a refund if you are within the cooling-off period, but this may be subject to deductions and you will have to pay the costs of return of any goods; (d) In all other cases (if we are not at fault and there is no right to change your mind), you may be charged in full.
8.2 Ending the contract because of something we have done or are going to do. If you are ending a contract for a reason set out at (a) to (e) below the contract will end immediately and we will refund you in full for any products which have not been provided. The reasons are:
(a) we have told you about an upcoming change to the product or these terms which you do not agree to (see clause 6.2): (b) we have told you about an error in the price or description of the product you have ordered and you do not wish to proceed; (c) there is a risk that supply of the products may be significantly delayed because of events outside our control; (d) we have suspended supply of the products for technical reasons, or notify you we are going to suspend them for technical reasons, in each case for a period of more than one month; or (e) you have a legal right to end the contract because of something we have done wrong.
8.3 Exercising your right to change your mind (Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013). For most products bought online you have a legal right to change your mind within 14 days and receive a refund. These rights, under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013, are explained in more detail in these terms.
8.4 When you don’t have the right to change your mind. You do not have a right to change your mind in respect of:
(a) digital products after you have started to download or stream these; (b) services, once these have been completed, even if the cancellation period is still running; (c) products sealed for health protection or hygiene purposes, once these have been unsealed after you receive them; (d) any products which become mixed inseparably with other items after their delivery (e) any products which have been part used; and (f) products sealed, where once these products have been unsealed we are not easily able to reseal and resell the product.
8.5 How long do I have to change my mind? How long you have depends on what you have ordered and how it is delivered. Have you bought goods?, if so you have 14 days after the day you (or someone you nominate) receives the goods, unless:
(i) Your goods are split into several deliveries over different days. In this case you have until 14 days after the day you (or someone you nominate) receive the last delivery to change your mind about the goods. (ii) Your goods are for regular delivery over a set period. In this case you have until 14 days after the day you (or someone you nominate) receives the first delivery of the goods.
9. HOW TO END THE CONTRACT WITH US (INCLUDING IF YOU HAVE CHANGED YOUR MIND)
9.1 Tell us you want to end the contract. To end the contract with us, please let us know by doing one of the following:
(a) Phone or email. Call customer services or email us, using the contact details located on our website. Please provide your name, home address, details of the order and, where available, your phone number and email address. (b) By post. Write to us at that address, including details of what you bought, when you ordered or received it and your name and address.
9.2 Returning products after ending the contract.
(i) You will have the right to return goods to us. if you end the contract for any reason after products have been dispatched to you or you have received them, you must return them to us. (ii) Ensure your unwanted tiles are returned to our main distribution warehouse. (iii) You are responsible for arranging the return of the goods. (See returns Guidance and policy) If you are exercising your right to change your mind you must send off the goods within 14 days of telling us you wish to end the contract.
9.3 When we will pay the costs of return. We will pay the costs of return:
(a) if the products are faulty or misdescribed; or (b) if you are ending the contract because we have told you of an upcoming change to the product or these terms , an error in pricing or description, a delay in delivery due to events outside our control or because you have a legal right to do so as a result of something we have done wrong. In all other circumstances (including where you are exercising your right to change your mind) you must pay the cost of return.
9.4 How we will refund you. We will refund you the price you paid for the products including delivery costs, by the method you used for payment. However, we may make deductions from the price, as described below. 9.5 Deductions from refunds if you are exercising your right to change your mind. If you are exercising your right to change your mind:
(a) We may reduce your refund of the price (excluding delivery costs) to reflect any reduction in the value of the goods, if this has been caused by your handling them in a way which would not be permitted in a shop. If we refund you the price paid before we are able to inspect the goods and later discover you have handled them in an unacceptable way, you must pay us an appropriate amount. (b) The maximum refund for delivery costs will be the costs of delivery by the least expensive delivery method we offer. For example, if we offer delivery of a product within 3-5
days at one cost but you choose to have the product delivered within 24 hours at a higher cost, then we will only refund what you would have paid for the cheaper delivery option. (c) Where the product is a service, we may deduct from any refund an amount for the supply of the service for the period for which it was supplied, ending with the time when you told us you had changed your mind. The amount will be in proportion to what has been supplied, in comparison with the full coverage of the contract.
9.6 When your refund will be made: If we are unable to supply you with a product, for example because the product is no longer available, or because of an error in the price on the website, or we are unable to obtain authorisation or verify your payment, or where you do not accept our terms, we will inform you of this by e-mail or telephone and we will not process your order. If you have already paid for the products we will refund you the full amount as soon as possible within 10 working days. However, if you are exercising your right to change your mind then we will make sure that:
(a) If the products are goods and we have not offered to collect them, your refund will be made within 10 working days from the day on which we receive the product back from you or, if earlier, the day on which you provide us with evidence that you have sent the product back to us. For information about how to return a product to us, (See our returns guidance and policy). (b) In all other cases, your refund will be made within 10 working days of your telling us you have changed your mind.
10. ENDING THE CONTRACT – OUR RIGHTS
10.1 We may end the contract if you break it. We may end the contract for a product at any time by writing to you if:
(a) you do not make any payment to us when it is due; (b) you do not, within a reasonable time of us asking for it, provide us with information that is necessary for us to provide the products; (c) you do not, within a reasonable time, allow us to deliver the products to you or collect them from us; or (d) you do not, within a reasonable time, allow us access to your premises to supply the services. 10.2 You must compensate us if you break the contract. If we end the contract in the situations set out in clause 10.1 we will refund any money you have paid in advance for products we have not provided but we may deduct or charge you compensation for the costs we will incur as a result of your breaking the contract.
11. IF THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH THE PRODUCT
11.1 How to tell us about problems. If you have any questions or complaints about the product, please contact us. You can telephone our customer service team or write to, using the contact details located on our website.
11.2 Damages/incorrect delivery. When you receive your delivery you have 15 minutes to check your order and sign the delivery note. If you identify any damages at the time of delivery please sign as Goods Damaged. If you receive damaged goods or incorrect tiles you must inform us within 48hrs of delivery. We will either refund you or send replacements as quickly as possible.
11.2 Summary of your legal rights. We are under a legal duty to supply products that are in conformity with this contract. See the box below for a summary of your key legal rights in relation to the product. Nothing in these terms will affect your legal rights.
Summary of your key legal rights
This is a summary of your key legal rights. These are subject to certain exceptions. For detailed information please visit the Citizens Advice website www.adviceguide.org.uk or call 03454 04 05 06. If your product is goods, the Consumer Rights Act 2015 says goods must be as described, fit for purpose and of satisfactory quality.
11.3 Your obligation to return rejected products. If you wish to exercise your legal rights to reject products you must either return them in person to where you bought them, or IIf you are not happy with your selection. Please ensure your unwanted tiles are returned in their
original packaging and in a re-sellable condition to our main distribution warehouse. (See returns guidance and policy).
12. PAYMENT AND PRICE
12.1 Where to find the price for the product. The price of the product (which includes VAT) will be the price indicated on the order pages when you placed your order. We take all reasonable care to ensure that the price of the product advised to you is correct. However please see clause
12.3 for what happens if we discover an error in the price of the product you order.
12.2 We will pass on changes in the rate of VAT. If the rate of VAT changes between your order date and the date we supply the product, we will adjust the rate of VAT that you pay, unless you have already paid for the product in full before the change in the rate of VAT takes effect.
12.3 What happens if we got the price wrong. It is always possible that, despite our best efforts, some of the products we sell may be incorrectly priced. We will normally check prices before accepting your order so that, where the product’s correct price at your order date is less than our stated price at your order date, we will charge the lower amount. If the product’s correct price at your order date is higher than the price stated to you, we will contact you for your instructions before we accept your order. If we accept and process your order where a pricing error is obvious and unmistakeable and could reasonably have been recognised by you as a mispricing, we may end the contract, refund you any sums you have paid and require the return of any goods provided to you.
12.4 When you must pay and how you must pay. We accept payment as set out on our website. When you must pay depends on what product you are buying:
(a) For goods, you must pay for the products before we dispatch them. We will charge your credit or debit card as soon as you order the products. (b) For digital content, you must pay for the products before you download them. (c) For services, you must pay for the services before we start providing them.
12.5 We can charge interest if you pay late. If you do not make any payment to us by the due date we may charge interest to you on the overdue amount at the rate of 4% a year above the base lending rate of Lloyds Bank PLC from time to time. This interest shall accrue on a daily basis from the due date until the date of actual payment of the overdue amount, whether before or after judgment. You must pay us interest together with any overdue amount.
12.6 What to do if you think an invoice is wrong. If you think an invoice is wrong please contact us promptly to let us know and we will not charge you interest until we have resolved the issue.
12.7 Re-delivery charges may apply if you are unable to accept delivery on the day and/or time you have requested.
13. OUR RESPONSIBILITES FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE SUFFERED BY YOU
13.1 We are responsible to you for foreseeable loss and damage caused by us. If we fail to comply with these terms, we are responsible for loss or damage you suffer that is a foreseeable result of our breaking this contract or our failing to use reasonable care and skill, but we are not responsible for any loss or damage that is not foreseeable. Loss or damage is foreseeable if either it is obvious that it will happen or if, at the time the contract was made, both we and you knew it might happen, for example, if you discussed it with us during the sales process.
13.2 We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors; for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; for breach of your legal rights in relation to the products; and for defective products under the Consumer Protection Act 1987.
13.3 We are not liable for business losses. If you use the products for any commercial, business or re-sale purpose we will have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.
13.4 We are not liable for goods after you become responsible for them. It is your responsibility to check the goods on arrival to make sure that they are correct and fit for purpose.
13.5 Do not make any arrangements until the goods have arrived and been checked. You should not use or do anything with the goods (for example; fixing tiles to walls) before you have checked them and you have taken responsibility for them. You should not arrange for anything to happen with the goods (for example; you should not arrange for a tiler to fix tiles) until they have been received, checked by you and you have taken responsibility for them. We shall not be responsible for any losses you suffer as a result of you taking any such actions and the goods are delayed, damaged or not as required.
14. HOW WE MAY USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
14.1 How we will use your personal information. We will use the personal information you provide to us:
(a) to supply the products to you; (b) to process your payment for the products; and (c) if you agreed to this during the order process, to give you information about similar products that we provide, but you may stop receiving this at any time by contacting us. 14.2 We will only give your personal information to third parties where the law either requires or allows us to do so.
15. OTHER IMPORTANT TERMS
15.1 We may transfer this Agreement to someone else. We may transfer our rights and obligations under these terms to another organisation.
15.2 You need our consent to transfer your rights to someone else. You may only transfer your rights or your obligations under these terms to another person if we agree to this in writing.
15.3 Nobody else has any rights under this contract. This contract is between you and us. No other person shall have any rights to enforce any of its terms, except as set out in these terms.
15.4 If a court finds part of this contract illegal, the rest will continue in force. Each of the paragraphs of these terms operates separately. If any court or relevant authority decides that any of them are unlawful, the remaining paragraphs will remain in full force and effect.
15.5 Even if we delay in enforcing this contract, we can still enforce it later. If we do not insist immediately that you do anything you are required to do under these terms, or if we delay in taking steps against you in respect of your breaking this contract, that will not mean that you do not have to do those things and it will not prevent us taking steps against you at a later date. For example, if you miss a payment and we do not chase you but we continue to provide the products, we can still require you to make the payment at a later date.
15.6 Which laws apply to this contract and where you may bring legal proceedings. These terms are governed by English law and you can bring legal proceedings in respect of the products in the English courts. If you live in Scotland you can bring legal proceedings in respect of the products in either the Scottish or the English courts. If you live in Northern Ireland you can bring legal proceedings in respect of the products in either the Northern Irish or the English courts.
16. Online Dispute Resolution Platform(ODR)
16.1 The European Union Online Dispute Resolution Platform (ODR) is available for use by consumers and Traders. Managed by the European Commission, the website is dedicated to helping consumers and traders resolve any disputes. All businesses trading online must provide a link to the ODR platform on their website. Online Dispute Resolution