Terms & Conditions
TERMS & CONDITIONS OF SUPPLY OF PRODUCTS
The Terms will apply to any contract between us for the sale of Products to you (Contract). Please read the Terms carefully and make sure that you understand them, before ordering any Products from our site.
Please note that before placing an order you will be asked to agree to the Terms. If you refuse to accept the 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 may amend the Terms from time to time as set out in clause 7. You should check the Terms every time you wish to order Products to ensure you understand the terms which will apply to that purchase. The Terms were most recently updated in October 2019.
1. INFORMATION ABOUT US
1.1; We operate the website http://shop.alzheimers.org.uk/.
1.2; We are Alzheimer’s Trading Limited, a company registered in England and Wales under company number 2737333. Our registered office is at Alzheimer's Society, 43-44 Crutched Friars, London EC3 2AE. Our trading address is York House, Wetherby Road, York, YO26 0DQ.
1.3; Alzheimer’s Trading Limited is wholly owned by the charity, Alzheimer’s Society, and donates its taxable profits to Alzheimer’s Society.
1.4; Alzheimer’s Society is a registered charity, under Charity No. 296645, and is registered as a company limited by guarantee in England under Company No. 2115499.
In England and Wales it is regulated by the Charity Commission. Its registered office is at 43-44 Crutched Friars, London EC3N 2AE.
1.5; Alzheimer’s Trading Limited VAT number is 603130112.
1.6; Contacting us if you are a consumer:
(a); To cancel a Contract in accordance with your legal right, please refer to clause 8.
(b); If you wish to contact us for any other reason, including because you have any complaints, you can contact us by telephoning our customer service team at 03001240900 or by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(c); If 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.
1.7 Contacting us if you are a business. You may contact us by telephoning our customer service team at 03001240900 or by e-mailing us at email@example.com. If you wish to give us formal notice of any matter in accordance with these Terms, please see clause 18.3.
1.8 Alzheimer’s Society is committed to good fundraising practice and is registered with the Fundraising Regulator. To find out more visit www.fundraisingregulator.co.uk
2. OUR PRODUCTS
2.1 The 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.
2.2 The packaging of the Products may vary from that shown on images on our site.
3. USE OF OUR SITE
Your use of our site is governed by these terms and conditions. Please take the time to read these, as they include important terms which apply to you.
4. HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
5. IF YOU ARE A BUSINESS CUSTOMER
This clause 5 only applies if you are a business.
5.1 If 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.
5.4 You and we agree that neither of us shall have any claim for innocent or negligent misrepresentation or negligent misstatement based on any statement in this Contract.
6. HOW THE CONTRACT IS FORMED BETWEEN YOU AND US
6.1 Our shopping pages will guide you through the steps you need to take to place an order with us. Our 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 stage of the order process.
6.2 After you place an order, you will receive an e-mail from us acknowledging that we have received and accepted your order (Order confirmation). The Contract between us will only be formed when we send you the Order Confirmation.
6.3 We will send you a further e-mail notifying you when your order has been dispatched (Dispatch Confirmation).
6.4 If you submit your order by telephone, you will be asked to confirm the details of your order before placing the order with us. You will also be asked to confirm that you have reviewed these Terms as they will apply to your order with us. The Contract between us will be formed when we confirm verbally that we accept your order (Order confirmation). We will not send you an email confirming the order.
6.5 If you provide us with an email address, we will send you an e-mail notifying you when your order has been dispatched.
6.6 Where you submit your order by mail and provide us with an email address, we will send you an email acknowledging that we have received and accepted your order (Order confirmation).
6.7 If you provide us with an email address, we will send you an e-mail notifying you when your order has been dispatched (Dispatch confirmation).
6.8 If we are unable to supply you with a Product, for example because that Product is not in stock or no longer available or because we cannot meet your requested delivery date or because of an error in the price on our site as referred to in clause 11.6, we will inform you of this by e-mail (or post to the address provided as part of your order, if we do not have your email address) and we will not process your order. If you have already paid for the Products, we will refund you the full amount including any standard delivery costs charged as soon as possible.
7. OUR RIGHT TO VARY THESE TERMS
7.1 We amend these Terms from time to time. Please look at the top of this page to see when these Terms were last updated.
7.2 Every time you order Products from us, the Terms in force at the time we provide the Order Confirmation will apply to the Contract between you and us.
7.3 We may revise these Terms as they apply to your order from time to time to reflect the following circumstances:
(a) changes in relevant laws and regulatory requirements;
(b) changes in how we will accept payment from you; or
(c) material changes in Products in relation to which you have received an Order Confirmation that occur prior to your receipt of such Products.
7.4 If we have to revise these Terms as they apply to your order, we will contact you to give you reasonable advance notice of the changes and let you know how to cancel the Contract if you are not happy with the changes. You may cancel either in respect of all the affected Products or just the Products you have yet to receive. If you opt to cancel, you will have to return (at our cost) any relevant Products you have already received and we will arrange a full refund of the price you have paid, including any delivery charges.
8. RIGHT OF RETURN AND REFUND
8.1 You have a right to cancel a Contract during the period set out below in clause 8.3. This means that during the relevant period if you change your mind or decide for any other reason that you do not want to receive or keep a Product, you can notify us of your decision to cancel the Contract and receive a refund. If you are a consumer (in accordance with the Consumer Rights Act 2015), advice about your legal right to cancel the Contract is available from your local Citizens' Advice Bureau or Trading Standards office.
8.2 However, this cancellation right does not apply in the case of:
(a) Any made to measure, custom-made or personalised Products;
(b) Newspapers, periodicals or magazines (other than subscriptions which may be cancelled);
(c) Perishable goods including but not limited to food, drink and fresh flowers;
(d) Any sealed Products which are not suitable for return due to health protection or hygiene reasons as a result of you opening or unsealing such Products after delivery;
(e) Software, DVDs or CDs which have a security seal which you have opened or unsealed after delivery; or
(f) any Products which become mixed inseparably with other items after delivery.
8.3; You have the right to cancel your Contract from the date of the Order Confirmation (the date on which we e-mail you to confirm our acceptance of your order), which is when the Contract between us is formed. Your deadline for cancelling the Contract then depends on what you have ordered and how it is delivered, as set out in the table below:
Your Contract End of the cancellation period
Your Contract is for a single Product (which is not delivered in instalments on separate days). The end date is the end of the day 28 days after the day on which you receive the Product.
Example: if we provide you with an Order Confirmation on 22nd March and you receive the Product on 1st April you may cancel at any time between 22nd March and the end of the day on 28th April.
Your Contract is for either of the following:
• one Product which is delivered in instalments on separate days.
• multiple Products which are delivered on separate days. The end date is the end of the day 28 days after the day on which you receive the last instalment of the Product or the last of the separate Products ordered.
Example: if we provide you with an Order Confirmation on 22nd March and you receive the first instalment of your Product or the first of your separate Products on 1st April and the last instalment or last separate Product on 4th April you may cancel in respect of all instalments and any or all of the separate Products at any time between 22nd March and the end of the day on 1st May.
8.4 To cancel a Contract, you just need to let us know that you have decided to cancel. The easiest way to do this is to complete the cancellation form. A link to the website cancellation form will be included in our Order Confirmation. If you use this method we will e-mail you to confirm we have received your cancellation.
You can also e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact our customer services team by telephone on 03001240900, or write to us by post to Alzheimer’s Trading Limited, PO Box 637, Wetherby Road, York, YO26 0DQ. If you are emailing us or writing to us please include details of your order to help us to identify it. If you send us your cancellation notice by e-mail or by post, then your cancellation is effective from the date you send us the e-mail or post the letter to us.
8.5 If you cancel your Contract we will:
(a) refund you the price you paid for the Products. However, please note we are permitted by law to reduce your refund 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.
(b) refund any standard delivery costs you have paid to have the product delivered to you.
(c) make any refunds due to you as soon as possible and in any event within the deadlines indicated below:
(i) 14 days after 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 clause 8.8;
(ii) if you have not received the Product, within 14 days after you inform us of your decision to cancel the Contract.
8.6 If you have returned the Products to us under this clause 8 because they are faulty or mis-described, we will refund the price of the Products in full, together with any applicable delivery charges, and any reasonable costs you incur in returning the item to us.
8.7 We will refund you on the credit card or debit card used by you to pay, or by cheque for telephone and mail orders. If you used vouchers to pay for the Product, we may refund you in vouchers.
8.8 If a Product has been delivered to you before you decide to cancel your Contract:
(a) then you must return it to us without undue delay and in any event not later than 14 days after the day on which you let us know that you wish to cancel the Contract;
(b) unless the Product is faulty or not as described (in this case, see clause 8.6), you will be responsible for the cost of returning the Products to us. If the Product is one which cannot be returned by post, we estimate that if you use the carrier which delivered the Product to you, these costs should not exceed the sums we charged you for delivery;
8.9 If you are a consumer (in accordance with the Consumer Rights Act 2015), we are under a legal duty to supply Products that are in conformity with this Contract. As a consumer, you have legal rights in relation to Products that are faulty or not as described. These legal rights are not affected by your right of return and refund in this clause 8 or anything else in these Terms. Advice about your legal rights is available from your local Citizens' Advice Bureau or Trading Standards Office.
9.1 We will send you a Dispatch Confirmation once the Products have been dispatched. Products will be dispatched within 14 days of our sending you the Order Confirmation (the date on which we e-mail you to confirm our acceptance of your order) unless we contact you to advise otherwise. Occasionally our delivery to you may be affected by an Event Outside Our Control. See clause 17 for our responsibilities when this happens.
9.2 If no one is available at your address to take delivery, we will either (a) deliver the Products to a neighbour who is available to take delivery or (b) leave you a note that the Products have been returned to our delivery depot, in which case, please contact the party identified on the delivery note to rearrange delivery. If you would prefer us not to deliver the Products to a neighbour, please specify this at the time you place your order.
9.3 Delivery of an Order shall be completed when we deliver the Products to the address you gave us (or to a neighbour as set out in clause 10.2) and the Products will be your responsibility from that time.
9.4 You own the Products once we have received payment in full, including all applicable delivery charges.
Clause 9.5, 9.6 and 9.7 only apply if you are a consumer.
9.5 If we miss the 14 days UK delivery deadline or 28 days for international shipping for any Products then you may cancel your Order straight away if any of the following apply:
(a) we have refused to deliver the Products;
(b) delivery within the delivery deadline was essential (taking into account all the relevant circumstances); or
(c) you told us before we accepted your order that delivery within the delivery deadline was essential.
9.6 If you do not wish to cancel your order straight away, or do not have the right to do so under clause 9.5, you can give us a new deadline for delivery, which must be reasonable, and you can cancel your Order if we do not meet the new deadline.
9.7 If you do choose to cancel your Order for late delivery under clause 9.6 or clause 9.7, you can do so for just some of the Products or all of them, unless splitting them up would significantly reduce their value. If the Products have been delivered to you, you will have to return them to us or allow us to collect them, and we will pay the costs of this. After you cancel your Order we will refund any sums you have paid to us for the cancelled Products and their delivery.
10. INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY
10.1 Due to current issues with overseas delivery beyond our control, unfortunately we do not currently offer this service.
11. PRICE OF PRODUCTS AND DELIVERY CHARGES
11.1 The prices of the Products will be as quoted on our site at the time you submit your order. 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 please see clause 11.6 for what happens if we discover an error in the price of Product(s) you ordered.
11.2 Prices for our Products may change from time to time, but changes will not affect any order which we have confirmed by way of an Order Confirmation.
11.3 The 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.
11.4 A number of our daily living aids products are eligible for VAT relief for people who are living with dementia, carers or people considered chronically sick or disabled. For more information on this, please refer to our VAT Relief page. Please note that it is an offence to falsely claim that you or the person you are buying for is eligible for VAT Relief.
11.5 The price of a Product does not include delivery charges. Our delivery charges are as advised to you during the check-out process, before you confirm your order. To check relevant delivery charges, please refer to our Delivery and Returns pages.
11.6 Our site contains a large number of Products. It is always possible that, despite our reasonable 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:
(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; and
(b) if the Product's correct price is higher than the price stated on our site, we will contact you in writing 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.
Please note that 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.
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.
12. HOW TO PAY
12.1 You can only pay for Products using a debit card or credit card. We accept the following cards:
(a) Visa Debit;
(b) Visa Credit;
(c) Maestro (mail and telephone only);
We do not accept American Express or Diners Club cards.
12.2 Payment 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.
13. MANUFACTURER GUARANTEES
13.1 Some of the Products we sell to you come with a manufacturer's guarantee. For details of the applicable terms and conditions, please refer to the manufacturer's guarantee provided with the Products.
13.2 If 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.
14. OUR WARRANTY FOR THE PRODUCTS
14.1 For 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 14.2.
14.2 The warranty in clause 14.1 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) failure to operate or use the Products in accordance with the user instructions;
(d) any alteration or repair by you or by a third party who is not one of our authorised repairers; or
(e) any specification provided by you.
14.3 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.
15. OUR LIABILITY IF YOU ARE A BUSINESS
This clause 15 only applies if you are a business customer.
15.1 We only supply the Products for internal use by your business, and you agree not to use the Product for any resale purposes.
15.2 Nothing in these Terms limits or excludes our liability for:
(a) death or personal injury caused by our negligence;
(b) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
(c) breach of the terms implied by section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 (title and quiet possession); or
(d) defective products under the Consumer Protection Act 1987.
15.3 Subject to clause 15.2, 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:
(a) any loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
(b) loss or corruption of data, information or software;
(c) loss of business opportunity;
(d) loss of anticipated savings;
(e) loss of goodwill; or
(f) any indirect or consequential loss.
15.4 Subject to clause 15.2, our total liability to you in respect of all 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 of the Products.
15.5 Except 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.
16. OUR LIABILITY IF YOU ARE A CONSUMER
This clause 16 only applies if you are a consumer.
16.1 If 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, but we are not responsible for any loss or damage that is not foreseeable. Loss or damage is foreseeable if it is an obvious consequence of our breach or if it was contemplated by you and us at the time we entered into this Contract.
16.2 We only supply the Products for domestic and private use. You agree not to use the product for any commercial, business or resale purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.
16.3 We do not in any way exclude or limit our liability for:
(a) death or personal injury caused by our negligence;
(b) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
(c) any breach of the terms implied by section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 (title and quiet possession);
(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
(e) defective products under the Consumer Protection Act 1987.
17. EVENTS OUTSIDE OUR CONTROL
17.1 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 an Event Outside Our Control. An Event Outside Our Control is defined below in clause 17.2.
17.2 An 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.
17.3 If an Event Outside Our Control takes place that affects the performance of our obligations under a Contract:
(a) we will contact you as soon as reasonably possible to notify you; and
(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.
17.4 You may cancel a Contract affected by an Event Outside Our Control which has continued for more than 30 days. To cancel, please contact us. If you opt to cancel, you will have to return (at our cost) any relevant Products you have already received and we will refund the price you have paid, including any delivery charges.
18. COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN US
18.1 When we refer in these Terms, to "in writing", this will include e-mail.
18.2 If you are a consumer you may contact us as described in clause 1.2.
18.3 If you are a business:
(a) Any notice or other communication given by you to us, or by us to you, under or in connection with the Contract shall be in writing and shall be delivered personally, sent by pre-paid first class post or other next working day delivery service or e-mail.
(b) A notice or other communication shall be deemed to have been received: if delivered personally, when left at our registered office; if sent by pre-paid first class post or other next working day delivery service, at 9.00 am on the second Business Day after posting or if sent by e-mail, one Business Day after transmission.
(c) 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.
(d) The provisions of this clause shall not apply to the service of any proceedings or other documents in any legal action.
19. OTHER IMPORTANT TERMS
19.1 We 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. We will always notify you by posting on this webpage if this happens.
19.2 You 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 14 to the recipient of the gift without needing to ask our consent.
19.3 This 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 14, but we and you will not need their consent to cancel or make any changes to these Terms.
19.4 Each 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.
19.5 If 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.
19.6 If you are a consumer, please note that these Terms are governed by English law. 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 English law. You and we both agree that the courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction. However, if you are a resident of Northern Ireland you may bring proceedings in Northern Ireland, and if you are a resident of Scotland, you may bring proceedings in Scotland.
19.7 If you are a business, 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) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales.
19.8 If you are a business, we both irrevocably agree that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction.
20. LINKS TO EXTERNAL SITES
20.1 This site contains links to websites operated by parties other than Alzheimer's Society and Alzheimer’s Trading Limited.
20.2 Such links are provided for your convenience only. Links to third party sites are identifiable because clicking on them will display the third party's web site URL.
20.3 When you access any other website by means of a link from this website you should understand that neither Alzheimer's Society nor Alzheimer’s Trading Limited controls such websites and is not responsible for their contents. Inclusion of links to such websites does not imply any endorsement of the material on such websites or any association with their operators.
20.4 We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and we have no control over the availability of the linked pages.