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Terms and conditions
These terms and conditions are the contract between you and Sunderland Station Models (“us”, “we”, etc). By visiting or using Our Website, you agree to be bound by them.
They are based on a set written by Net Lawman and released under licence. They protect your rights as well as ours.
I / We are Sunderland Station Models, VAT registration number 360 7589 73. Our address is 35C Ellesmere Court, Leechmere Industrial Estate, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR2 9UA.
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:
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.
- "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.
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.
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. 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 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 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 despatch the Goods to you, or you collect the Goods. At any point up until then, we may decline to supply the Goods to you without giving any reason.
4.2. If we do not have all of the Goods you order in stock, we may 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 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 until you have confirmed that you wish to buy at the new price.
5.3. Prices include UK value added tax (“VAT”). If you show by your delivery address that you reside outside the United Kingdom, we will refund to you the amount charged as VAT.
5.4. 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.
5.5. If, by mistake, we have under-priced Goods, we will not be liable to supply those Goods to you at the stated price, provided that we notify you before we dispatch it to you.
5.6. The price of the Goods does not include the *delivery charge (*unless otherwise stated e.g. orders valued at £100 or more include free delivery) 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.
5.7. If we owe you money (for this or any other reason), we will credit your payment card or arrange an alternate payment method (PayPal, Gift Card, cheque etc.) 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 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.
Information about your statutory right to cancel
Your right to cancel
Under the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013, you have the right to cancel this contract within 14 days without giving any reason.
The cancellation period will expire 14 days after the contract was made. That means you can cancel before you have downloaded the product or we have delivered it to you.
7.2. The following rules apply to cancellation of your order:
7.2.1 If you have ordered Goods, 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 14 days of telling us you wish to cancel.
7.2.3 We will return your money subject to the following conditions:
- 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.
- 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:
- 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;
- if they are a hard medium for a product in soft copy, which comes to you sealed and is returned to us unsealed.
- if the Goods are somehow mixed with other goods so that we cannot identify or easily separate them.
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.
How to cancel
To meet the cancellation deadline, it is enough for you to send your communication concerning your exercise of the right to cancel before the cancellation period has expired.
To exercise the right to cancel, you must inform us of your decision to cancel this contract by a clear statement, sent to us by post or e-mail.
You may ask us for a cancellation form, or you can use your own words as long as your intention is clear giving your order number and order item/s, your name, address, date of receipt of the Goods or order placement date if you have not yet received the Goods and a statement confirming your desire to cancel and return your order.
8. Liability for subsequent defects
8.1. Please examine the Goods received from us immediately when you receive them. If you do not tell us of any defect or problem within 30 days of receipt of the Goods, we shall assume that you have accepted them.
8.2. The procedure to return the faulty Goods is as follows:
8.2.1 the Goods must be returned to us as soon as any defect is discovered but not later than six months from receipt by you.
8.2.2 Goods may only be returned beyond six months from receipt by you where there is a 12 month or longer manufacturers warranty in place. You must contact us to confirm this before attempting a return.
8.2.3 before you return the Goods to us, please carefully re-read the instructions and check that you have assembled it correctly, complied with any provisions relating to the power supply, plugs and sockets / other.
8.2.4 please follow the returns procedure provided on our website which we will send to you as soon as you notify us that you wish to return them. Contact us via the online form or by email to [email protected]
8.3. We will return your money subject to the following conditions:
- we receive the Goods with labels and packaging intact.
- you comply with our returns procedure. We cannot return your money unless we know who sent them.
- you tell us clearly what is the fault you complain of, when it first became apparent, and other information to enable us to identify or reproduce it.
8.4. If any defect is found, then we shall:
- repair or replace the Goods, or
- refund the full cost you have paid including the cost of returning the Goods.
9. Delivery and pick up
9.1. Goods are delivered within a maximum of 30 days from the day you place an order to purchase the Goods.
9.2. 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.
9.3. If we are not able to deliver your Goods within a maximum of 30 days of the date of your order, we shall notify you by e-mail to arrange another date for delivery.
9.4. We may deliver the Goods in instalments if they are not all available at the same time for delivery.
9.5. 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 immediately contact us so that we may arrange return and dispatch a replacement quickly and minimise your inconvenience.
9.6. Goods are sent by post or by courier. We will send you a message by email to tell you when we have despatched your order.
9.7. No delivery date/time or timescale given is to be treated as contractual. We are not liable to you for any expense or inconvenience you incur on account of delayed delivery or non-delivery.
9.8. Some Goods may be delivered direct from the manufacturer who will contact you to arrange delivery. When delivery of the Goods has been arranged directly with the manufacturer, you will be subject to the manufacturer's delivery policy.
9.9. Some Goods are so large and heavy that delivery times may be slightly longer. In this case, approximate delivery dates will be given when you place your order.
9.10. Time for delivery specified on the order, if any, is an estimate only and time shall not be of the essence.
9.11. We are happy for you to pick up Goods from our premises provided you make an appointment in advance and after we have confirmed that the Goods are ready for collection and payment has been received or pay on arrival. We do not accept cheques on arrival.
9.12. If you pick up Goods from our premises:
- we will not be able to assist you in loading heavy items;
- Goods are at your risk from the moment they are picked up by you or your Carrier from our premises;
- 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.
- we will confirm by email when your Goods are ready for collection
- collection times/dates must be agreed in advance
- you must wait for confirmation before agreeing a time/date for collection
- you will have 7 days from confirmation to collect your Goods or agree a time/date for collection, uncollected orders beyond 7 days may be cancelled and refunded
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. If we agree that you may return Goods which are not defective, we do not give cash/card refunds but may, at our discretion issue a Gift Card or Credit Note to the value of the returned Goods.
11.3. Before you return the Goods to us, please carefully re-read the instructions and check that you have assembled it correctly and complied with any provisions relating to the power supply, plugs and sockets.
11.4. The Goods must be returned to us as soon as any defect is discovered but not later than 14 days after contacting us.
11.5. So far as possible, Goods should be returned:
- with both Goods and all packaging as far as possible in their original condition
- securely wrapped
- including the delivery slip or returns form if requested
- at your risk and cost via an insured and tracked service
11.6. You must tell us by email that you would like to return Goods, the procedure for return of Goods is set out on Our Website. If you do not follow this procedure, we may not be able to identify sufficient details to enable us to attend to your complaint.
11.7. In returning faulty Goods please enclose with it a note clearly stating the fault and when it arises or arose.
11.8. Most of the Goods are covered by the manufacturer's guarantee for a minimum of 12 months. Please first check the plug, fuse, batteries and the manufacturer's operating instructions.
11.9. If we agree that the Goods are faulty, we will:
- refund the cost of return carriage
- repair or replace the Goods as we choose
11.10. 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. Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment Regulations 2013
12.1. These regulations provide that suppliers of equipment like high street shops and Internet retailers must allow Consumers to return their waste equipment free of charge.
12.2. Our obligation is to take back from you any electronic or electrical product when you buy a replacement product for similar use.
12.3. If you wish to take advantage of this service, you must return your waste item within 28 days of buying your new one. You must pay the carriage cost to us.
13.1. The law differs from one country to another. This paragraph applies to sales throughout the UK and EU.
13.2. All implied conditions, warranties and terms are excluded from this agreement. If in any jurisdiction an implied condition, warrant or term cannot be excluded, then this sub paragraph shall be deemed to be reduced in effect, only to the extent necessary to release that specific condition, warranty or term.
13.3. We make no representation or warranty for:
- any implied warranty or condition as to merchantability or fitness of the Goods for a particular purpose;
- the adequacy or appropriateness of the Goods for your purpose.
13.4. 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.
13.5. 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 concerned.
13.6. We shall not be liable to you for any loss or expense which is:
- indirect or consequential loss; or
- 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.
13.7. This paragraph (and any other paragraph which excludes or restricts our liability) applies to our owners, directors, officers, employees, subcontractors, agents and affiliated companies (who may enforce this provision under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 / Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) (Scotland) Act 2017, as well as to us.
13.8. If you become aware of any breach of any term of this agreement by any person, please tell us. We welcome your input but do not guarantee to agree with your judgement.
13.9. Nothing in this agreement excludes liability for a party's fraud.
14. Restrictions on what you may Post to Our Website
You agree that you will not use or allow anyone else to use Our Website to Post Content which is or may:
14.1. be malicious or defamatory;
14.2. consist in commercial audio, video or music files;
14.3. be illegal, obscene, offensive, threatening or violent;
14.4. be sexually explicit or pornographic;
14.5. be likely to deceive any person or be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity, age or affiliation with any person;
14.6. give the impression that it emanates from us or that you are connected with us or that we have endorsed you or your business;
14.7. solicit passwords or personal information from anyone;
14.8. be used to sell any goods or services or for any other commercial use;
14.9. include anything other than words (i.e. you will not include any symbols or photographs) except for a photograph of yourself in your profile in such place as we designate;
14.10. link to any of the material specified above, in this paragraph.
14.11. send age-inappropriate communications or Content to anyone under the age of 18.
15. Your Posting: restricted content
In connection with the restrictions set out below, we may refuse, edit or remove a Posting which does not comply with these terms.
In addition to the restrictions set out above, a Posting must not contain:
15.1. hyperlinks, other than those specifically authorised by us;
15.2. keywords or words repeated, which are irrelevant to the Content Posted.
15.3. the name, logo or trademark of any organisation other than yours.
15.4. inaccurate, false, or misleading information.
16. How we handle your Content
16.2. If you Post Content to any public area of Our Website it becomes available in the public domain. We have no control who sees it or what anyone does with it.
16.3. Even if access to your text is behind a user registration it remains effectively in the public domain because someone has only to register and log in, to access it. You should therefore avoid Posting unnecessary confidential information.
16.4. You now irrevocably authorise us to publish feedback, comments and ratings about your activity through Our Website, even though it may be defamatory or critical.
16.5. Posting content of any sort does not change your ownership of the copyright in it. We have no claim over it and we will not protect your rights for you.
16.6. You understand that you are personally responsible for your breach of someone else’s intellectual property rights, defamation, or any law, which may occur as a result of any Content having been Posted by you.
16.7. You accept all risk and responsibility for determining whether any Content is in the public domain and not confidential.
16.8. Please notify us of any security breach or unauthorised use of your account.
17. Removal of offensive Content
17.1. For the avoidance of doubt, this paragraph is addressed to any person who comes on Our Website for any purpose.
17.2. We are under no obligation to monitor or record the activity of any customer for any purpose, nor do we assume any responsibility to monitor or police Internet-related activities. However, we may do so without notice to you and without giving you a reason.
17.3. If you are offended by any Content, the following procedure applies:
- Your claim or complaint must be submitted to us in the form available on Our Website, or contain the same information as that requested in our form. It must be sent to us by post or email.
- we shall remove the offending Content as soon as we are reasonably able;
- after we receive notice of a claim or complaint, we shall investigate so far as we alone decide;
17.4. We may re-instate the Content about which you have complained or not.
17.5. In respect of any complaint made by you or any person on your behalf, whether using our form of complaint or not, you now irrevocably grant to us a licence to publish the complaint and all ensuing correspondence and communication, without limit.
17.6. You now agree that if any complaint is made by you frivolously or vexatiously you will repay us the cost of our investigation including legal fees, if any.
18. 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:
18.1. modify, copy, or cause damage or unintended effect to any portion of Our Website, or any software used within it.
18.2. 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;
18.3. download any part of Our Website, without our express written consent;
18.4. collect or use any product listings, descriptions, or prices;
18.5. collect or use any information obtained from or about Our Website or the Content except as intended by this agreement;
18.6. 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;
18.7. share with a third party any login credentials to Our Website.
18.8. Despite the above terms, we now grant a licence to you to:
- 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.
- you may copy the text of any page for your personal use in connection with the purpose of Our Website.
You agree to indemnify us against all costs, claims and expense arising directly or indirectly from:
19.1. your failure to comply with the law of any country;
19.2. your breach of this agreement;
19.3. any act, neglect or default by any agent, employee, licensee or customer of yours;
19.4. a contractual claim arising from your use of the Goods;
19.5. a breach of the intellectual property rights of any person.
20. Intellectual Property
20.1. 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).
20.2. 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.
20.3. 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.
20.4. 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.
21. 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:
21.1. If you are not happy with our services or have any complaint then you must tell us by email message.
21.2. 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.
21.3. 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/.
22. Miscellaneous matters
22.1. When we communicate with you, we do so by email, Facebook messenger or other means. You agree that email and electronic communications are contractually binding in the same way as properly signed and dated paper sent by post.
22.2. 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 for which a charge is made. Accordingly, there is neither contractual nor other obligation upon us in respect of those goods or that service.
22.3. 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.
22.4. The rights and obligations of the parties set out in this agreement shall pass to any permitted successor in title.
22.5. 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.
22.6. 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;
- If sent by e-mail to the address from which the receiving party has last sent e-mail: within 24 hours if no notice of non-receipt has been received by the sender.
22.7. This agreement does not give any right to any third party under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 / Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) (Scotland) Act 2017 or otherwise.
22.8. Neither party shall be liable for any failure or delay in performance of this agreement which is caused by circumstances beyond his reasonable control.
22.9. 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.
22.10. The validity, construction and performance of this agreement shall be governed by the laws of England and you agree that any dispute arising from it shall be litigated only in that country.