Terms and Conditions


Antiques Direct Ltd Terms and Conditions

1 Legal

ANTIQUES DIRECT - Antiques Direct is the trading name of Antiques Direct Ltd, Edge Hall, Edge, Cheshire, 01948-820301, [email protected]. Antiques Direct Ltd is registered in the UK at Foxley Kingham Accountants, Prospero House, 46-48 Rothesay Road, Luton, LU1 1QZ, with company number: 9435826.
UK LAW - These terms and conditions and any contract formed are subject to UK law and shall be dealt with under the UK legal system only. In these Terms and Conditions the term ‘the Company’ means the Antiques Direct Ltd, ‘Purchaser’ refers to the purchaser of any goods or services and the term ‘goods’ refers to any item sold by the company. Nothing herein referred to shall be deemed to have construed a relationship with any supplier or purchaser of the Company’s products or services without the express written permission of Antiques Direct Ltd.
COPYRIGHT - All text, graphics, formatting or other materials present on the Company’s web site or in the Company’s printed material shall remain the property of the Company. Any use of the Company’s materials without written permission of Antiques Direct is prohibited. Copyright © Antiques Direct Ltd 2015. All rights reserved.
WEB SITE - By using the Company’s web site you agree to our terms and conditions. If you do not agree with our terms and conditions you may not use our web site. Harassment in any manner or form on the site, including via email, chat, or by use of obscene or abusive language, is strictly forbidden. Impersonation of others, including an Antiques Direct Ltd, or other licensed employee, host, or representative, as well as other members or visitors on the site, is prohibited. You may not upload to, distribute, or otherwise publish through the site any content which is libellous, defamatory, obscene, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, illegal, or otherwise objectionable which may constitute or encourage a criminal offence, violate the rights of any party or which may otherwise give rise to liability or violate any law. You may not upload commercial content on the site or use the site to solicit others to join or become members of any other commercial online service or other organisation.
THIRD-PARTY LINKS - In an attempt to provide increased value to our visitors, the Company may link to sites operated by third parties. However, even if the third party is affiliated with the Company, the Company has no control over these linked sites, all of which have separate privacy and data collection practices, independent of the Company. These linked sites are only for your convenience and therefore you access them at your own risk. Nonetheless, the Company seeks to protect the integrity of its web site and the links placed upon it and therefore requests any feedback on not only its own site, but for sites it links to as well (including if a specific link does not work).
SECURITY - The Company endeavours at all times to adhere to best practice in respect of security. The Company bears no responsibility for any security breaches howsoever caused; however, it will act to the best of its ability to see that such breaches do not occur and to remedy such a breach in the unlikely event of it occurring. For web-based orders we use a secure processing system (WorldPay) utilising Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. All credit card numbers are encrypted in the software and the Company holds no credit card details after the order has been successfully placed.

2 Pre-Sales

PRICING - Where pricing is shown on the web site or in the Company’s literature, this is in GBP Sterling and is inclusive of Value Added Tax (VAT) where applicable, charged at the prevalent UK rate, currently 20%.
OWNERSHIP OF GOODS - All goods shall remain the property of the Company until paid for in full. No financial offset against the value of goods supplied is permitted for whatever reason without the written agreement of the Company.
DIMENSIONS - Dimensions of the Company's products are given as a courtesy and are approximate.
PAINTING & FINISHES - For painted goods, the Company gives no guarantee that the colour will accord precisely with the advertised colour and the Purchaser accepts that there may be differences. Please note that colour shades may vary over time. Colours presented online will vary between different computers and monitors; therefore the colour and gloss level must be used only as a guide.

3 Sales

INVOICE - It is the responsibility of the Purchaser to check their invoice and ensure that all details on the invoice are correct. The Company will not be held liable for any details that are incorrect if they have not been brought to the attention of the Company prior to the dispatch of goods.
PAYMENT - Payment for goods is in full in advance at the point of order unless with the prior agreement of the Company in writing.
DELIVERY - Delivery dates are approximate and no liability is accepted in respect of late deliveries. Upon request we supply estimated delivery dates. Purchasers are notified of confirmed delivery dates prior to dispatch. The Company will not be responsible for any delays in the delivery of goods or services, nor for any damages or loss caused to the Purchaser or other party as a consequence of this delay. The Company will endeavour to meet any special shipping requirements as a courtesy, but will not be held responsible for failure to meet these requirements.
SHIPPING - Small items will be shipped either by courier or Royal Mail delivery. Very large or heavy items will be shipped by a pallet forwarding network using a HGV. When shipped using this method the haulage company will attempt to deliver pallets as close as possible to the Purchaser’s required position, usually to the closest hard-standing area. The haulage company is under no obligation to remove items from the pallet, nor carry items into the Purchaser’s property. The Purchaser should warn the Company if there is restricted access, soft, or gravelled driveways. Should the Company not be notified in advance of any restrictions in delivery access, or should the Purchaser or their representatives not be present to sign for the goods, the Company reserves the right to charge a redelivery fee. Please ensure that sufficient manpower is available to unload the pallet. For timed, and/or Saturday deliveries, the haulage company levies additional charges, please contact the Company for details of these charges. The Company will not be held responsible for any failure of the haulage company, courier, or Royal Mail, to deliver within the specified period, or at the specified time.
ACCEPTANCE OF DELIVERIES - Please ensure that goods are unpacked when they are delivered and checked against the delivery note. If they are not checked fully upon delivery, the delivery note should be signed as ‘condition unchecked’. When signed as ‘condition unchecked’ any goods damaged in transit, or unsatisfactory goods, must be reported to us within 24 hours of delivery. The Company will not be held liable for any damaged, missing or unsatisfactory goods not reported to us within this 24 hour time period. The Company can take no responsibility for damaged goods signed as being in good condition and cannot be held responsible for any damage occurring after delivery.
BACK ORDERS - Should any item requested by the Purchaser be on back order, the Company will endeavour to supply such goods as soon as possible; however, the Company will not be responsible for any delays in the delivery of goods or services, nor for any damages or loss caused to the Purchaser or other party as a consequence of this delay.
FORCE MAJEURE - No responsibility can be accepted by the Company for any failure or delay in performance which is wholly or partially due to an Act of God, War, Fire, Explosion, Riot, Civil Commotion, Restriction by Government or other competent authority, Strikes, Lock Outs, Failure in Supplies, or to any cause whatsoever beyond its control.

4 Post-Sales

CANCELLATION AND RETURNS POLICY - The Company will accept the cancellation or return of non-faulty goods within 14 days as long as the goods are fit for purpose and in the same condition that they left its warehouse. Upon the return of such goods in the aforementioned condition a full refund will be given within 30 days subject to a 20% restocking charge and the cost of returning the goods to the Company. Bespoke goods, i.e. those assembled, painted, or polished to a purchaser’s requirements cannot be cancelled without full charge.
COMPLAINTS - The Company prides itself on the provision of first rate customer service; however, in the unlikely event that you do have a complaint, such a complaint must be furnished to the Company in writing within 7 days of the receipt of goods setting out the grounds of complaint. The Company will ensure that any such complaint is dealt with sensitively and in a timely fashion.