Terms & Conditions

Terms and Conditions for Sound Fidelity

1 DEFINITIONS

1.1 "Buyer" means the individual or organisation who buys or agrees to buy the Goods from Sound Fidelity (the "Seller");

1.2 "Consumer" shall have the meaning ascribed in section 12 of the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977;

1.3 "Contract" means the contract between the Seller and the Buyer for the sale and purchase of Goods incorporating these Terms and Conditions;

1.4 "Goods" means the articles that the Buyer agrees to buy from the Seller;

1.5 "Seller" means Sound Fidelity of 26 Torland Road, Plymouth PL3 5TS that owns and operates www.soundfidelity.co.uk;

1.6 "Terms and Conditions" means the terms and conditions of sale set out in this agreement and any special terms and conditions agreed in writing by the Seller;

1.7 "Website" means www.soundfidelity.co.uk.

2 CONDITIONS

2.1 Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall affect the Buyer’s statutory rights as a Consumer.

2.2 These Terms and Conditions shall apply to all contracts for the sale of Goods by the Seller to the Buyer and shall prevail over any other documentation or communication from the Buyer.

2.3 Acceptance of delivery of the Goods shall be deemed conclusive evidence of the Buyer’s acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.

2.4 Any variation to these Terms and Conditions (including any special terms and conditions agreed between the parties) shall be inapplicable unless agreed in writing by the Seller.

2.5 Any complaints should be addressed to the Seller's address stated in clause 1.5.

3 ORDERING

3.1 All orders for Goods shall be deemed to be an offer by the Buyer to purchase Goods pursuant to these Terms and Conditions and are subject to acceptance by the Seller. The Seller may choose not to accept an order for any reason.

3.2 Where the Goods ordered by the Buyer are not available from stock the Buyer shall be notified and given the option to either wait until the Goods are available from stock or cancel the order and receive a full refund within 28 days.

3.3 When placing an order using the shopping cart facility on the Website, the technical steps the Buyer needs to take to complete the order process are described during the shopping process.

3.4 Where Goods are ordered using the shopping cart facility on the Website and are over and above the value of £500 and paid by debit/credit card or from a PayPal account the Goods will only be delivered to the registered Billing address of the card or account holder.

3.5 Where Goods are ordered using the shopping cart facility on the Website it is the responsibility of the Buyer to ensure the correct address details are entered. Any discrepancy will warrant the Seller to refuse to process the order.

3.6 Online purchases will be deemed to be accepted by the Seller when an invoice has been sent by email to the Buyer.

4 PRICE AND PAYMENT

4.1 The price of the Goods shall be that stipulated on the Website. The price excludes delivery charges. We quote separately for carriage (including our packing) and insurance and any other relevant charges. All prices for our goods are in pounds sterling unless otherwise described.

4.2 The total purchase price, including delivery charges will be displayed in the Buyer’s shopping cart prior to confirming the order.

4.3 After the order is received the Seller shall confirm by email the details, description and price for the Goods together with information on the right to cancel if the Buyer is a Consumer.

4.4 Payment of the agreed price of Goods and delivery charges must be made in full before dispatch of the Goods.

5 RIGHTS OF SELLER

5.1 The Seller reserves the right to periodically update prices on the Website, which cannot be guaranteed for any period of time. The Seller shall make every effort to ensure prices are correct at the point at which the Buyer places an order.

5.2 The Seller reserves the right to withdraw any Goods from the Website at any time.

5.3 The Seller shall not be liable to anyone for withdrawing any Goods from the Website or for refusing to process an order.

6 AGE OF CONSENT

6.1 Where Goods may only be purchased by persons of a certain age the Buyer will be asked when placing an order to declare that they are of the appropriate legal age to purchase the Goods.

6.2 If the Seller discovers that the Buyer is not legally entitled to order certain Goods, the Seller shall be entitled to cancel the order immediately, without notice.

7 DELIVERY

7.1 See our Delivery costs schedule for pricing.

7.2 Goods to be delivered outside the UK mainland will be quoted for per order.

7.3 If any specific delivery date has been agreed, and where this delivery date cannot be met, the Buyer will be notified and given the opportunity to agree a new delivery date or receive a full refund.

7.4 The Seller shall use its reasonable endeavours to meet any date agreed for delivery. In any event time of delivery shall not be of the essence and the Seller shall not be liable for any losses, costs, damages or expenses incurred by the Buyer or any third party arising directly or indirectly out of any failure to meet any estimated delivery date.

7.5 Delivery of the Goods shall be made to the Buyer’s address specified in the order and the Buyer shall make all arrangements necessary to take delivery of the Goods whenever they are tendered for delivery.

7.6 Goods over and above the value of £500 will only be delivered to the registered Billing address of the card owner when purchased online.

7.7 Risk in the Goods shall pass to the Buyer upon delivery of the Goods, or where the Buyer fails to take delivery at the agreed time, at the time delivery was attempted.

7.8 Title in the Goods shall not pass to the Buyer until payment of the price plus the delivery costs has been made in full.

8 CANCELLATION AND RETURN

8.1 The Buyer may cancel the order for items in stock for any reason up to the point of dispatch and any payments made by the Buyer shall be refunded in full within 28 days.

8.2 The Buyer shall inspect the Goods immediately upon receipt and shall notify the Seller by email at: sales@soundfidelity.co.uk and by telephone on: +44 (0)7950 000851 within 3 days if the Goods are damaged or do not comply with any of the Contract. If the Buyer fails to do so the Buyer shall be deemed to have accepted the Goods.

8.3 Where a claim of defect or damage is made, the Goods shall be returned by the Buyer to the Seller within 7 days of delivery. The Buyer shall be entitled to repair or replacement if the Goods are in fact defective.

8.4 If you are a Consumer you have the right, in addition to your other rights, to cancel the Contract and receive a refund by informing the Seller by email at: sales@soundfidelity.co.uk or by telephone on: +44 (0)7950 000851 within 14 days of receipt of the Goods. The right to cancel does not apply to contracts for the supply of software, audio or visual recordings (CDs, SACDs, LPs, DVDs, Blu-rays etc), phono cartridges, earphones and headphones if these have been unsealed by the Consumer or to items made to order ('Special Order') or special offer ('Special Offer') items. Any statutory Consumer rights are unaffected by this Agreement.

8.5 Goods must be returned by the Buyer at the Buyer’s expense within 14 days of receipt of goods in the original packaging and should be adequately insured during the return journey. The Buyer will receive a refund of all monies paid for the Goods including delivery charges if invoiced but not return postal charges. If the Buyer fails to return the Goods following cancellation, the Seller shall be entitled to deduct the cost of recovering the Goods from the Buyer.

8.6 Goods to be returned must clearly show the order number obtained from the Seller on the package.

8.7 Where returned Goods are found to be damaged due to the Buyer’s fault the Buyer will be liable for the cost of remedying such damage.

8.8 If a product is faulty and it has been over 28 days since the purchase date the Seller is not liable to refund or exchange your product and you must contact the original manufacturer. If this is the case and you require advice or assistance please email us at sales@soundfidelity.co.uk and we will do what we can to help.

9 LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

9.1 Except as may be implied by law where the Buyer is dealing as a Consumer, in the event of any breach of these Terms and Conditions by the Seller the remedies of the Buyer shall be limited to damages which shall in no circumstances exceed the price of the Goods and the Seller shall under no circumstances be liable for any indirect, incidental or consequential loss or damage whatever.

9.2 Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall exclude or limit the liability of the Seller for death or personal injury resulting from the negligence of the Seller or that of the Seller’s agents or employees.

10 WAIVER

No waiver by the Seller (whether express or implied) in enforcing any of its rights under this contract shall prejudice its rights to do so in the future.

11 FORCE MAJEURE

The Seller shall not be liable for any delay or failure to perform any of its obligations if the delay or failure results from events or circumstances outside its reasonable control, including but not limited to, acts of God, strikes, lock outs, accidents, war, fire, failure of any communications, telecommunications or computer system, breakdown of plant or machinery or shortage or unavailability of raw materials from a natural source of supply, and the Seller shall be entitled to a reasonable extension of its obligations.

12 SEVERANCE

If any term or provision of these Terms and Conditions is held invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason by any English court of competent jurisdiction such provision shall be severed and the remainder of the provisions hereof shall continue in full force and effect as if these Terms and Conditions had been agreed with the invalid illegal or unenforceable provision eliminated.

13 CHANGES TO TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The Seller shall be entitled to alter these Terms and Conditions at any time but this right shall not affect the existing Terms and Conditions accepted by the Buyer upon making a purchase.

14 GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and the parties hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

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