Conditions of Use

1. Introduction
This is the scholars-uk.com website ("Website") which is owned, operated and maintained by Scholars Schoolwear Limited ("Scholars").

The use of this Website is subject to the following terms and conditions ("Terms and Conditions") which set out the rules for how we run the Website and which you should read carefully.

By using this Website you acknowledge that you have read and you agree to be legally bound by and comply with these Terms and Conditions.

We reserve the right to change the contents of this Website, including these Terms and Conditions at any time without notice by posting such changes on the Website. It is your responsibility to familiarise yourself with the Terms and Conditions regularly to ensure that you are aware of any changes. Your use of the Website after a change has been posted will signify your acceptance of the modified Terms and Conditions.

If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions, please do not use this Website.

2. Content
2.1 Copyright
All the Website design, text, graphics and the selection and arrangement of them are either Scholars copyright or its third party licensors. All rights, save as expressly granted, are reserved.

2.2 Trademarks
This Website contains registered and unregistered trade marks belonging to Scholars and other companies. The unregistered trade marks include graphics, logos, words, phrases and icons contained on this Website. No rights are granted in respect of any of the above trade marks. If you are in doubt whether an item is a trade mark of Scholars, please contact us for clarification at the address below.

All other product names, company names, marks, logos and symbols referenced in the Website may be the trade marks of third parties.

2.3 Prohibition of use of website content
Please do not use the Website in any way that may infringe the intellectual property rights contained in the Website. This means that you may not adapt, reproduce, publish, upload, post, reutilise, redistribute, retransmit, broadcast, extract, alter or store all or any of the contents of the Website including but not limited to any trademarks or copyrighted material as referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2 above without Scholars, or the relevant third party's, express permission (although you may download and print out pages from the Website for the sole purpose of viewing for your own personal information).

2.4 Disclaimer of content
Whilst we have taken all reasonable steps to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information on this Website it is provided on an "as is" basis and we give no warranty and make no representation regarding the accuracy or completeness of the content of this Website. Further, no warranty is given that the Website shall be available on an uninterrupted basis, and no liability can be accepted in respect of losses or damages arising out of such unavailability.

Access to and use of this Website is at the user's own risk and we do not warrant that the use of this Website or any material downloaded from it will not cause damage to any property, including but not limited to loss of data or computer virus infection. We accept no liability for viruses. You are recommended to take all appropriate safeguards before downloading information or images from the Website.

The information contained in the Website has not been written to meet your individual requirements and it is your sole responsibility to satisfy yourself prior to ordering any products from us that they are suitable for your purposes. Orders will be subject to the Terms and Conditions contained in section 3, below.

Any advice given on this Website is for guidance purposes only. Any such advice should not be relied upon or used as a substitute for legal or other professional advice on your specific requirements.

We shall not be liable to you for any of the following (whether or not we were advised of, or knew of, the possibility of such losses) whether arising from any claim arising out of or in connection with the use of the Website including without limitation under any tort including negligence, for breach of contract, for misrepresentation (other than fraudulent misrepresentation), intellectual property infringement, under any statute or otherwise:
• any indirect, special or consequential losses;
• in respect of losses or damages arising out of changes made to the content of this Website by unauthorised third parties;
• any loss of business, data, profits, revenue, goodwill, use or anticipated savings; or
• loss or damage to your, or any third party's, data or records.

Exception to 'Disclaimer of content' and 'Limitation of liability for goods delivered'
We do not seek to exclude or limit its liability to you for:
• death or personal injury;
• fraud; or
• any terms implied under the Sale of Goods Act 1979 or the Sale of Goods and Services Act 1982, any liability arising under the Consumer Protection Act 1987.

Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall exclude or limit our duties and liabilities under any applicable legislation or any conduct of business rules which we are bound to comply with.

Except as expressly provided in these Terms and Conditions we exclude all representations, conditions and warranties whether express or implied (by statute or otherwise) to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Links the Third Part Websites
The use of third party websites is entirely at your own risk. Links contained in the Website will lead to other websites not under our control, and we accept no liability for the content of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. Links provided on the Website are provided to you only as a convenience and the inclusion of any link does not imply reliability and endorsement by us of the content of any third party's website.

These Terms and Conditions do not apply to any third party website linked to the Website or any other Scholars business websites. You should read the terms and conditions of those websites before using them and direct any questions or comments about the linked website's contents to the relevant website provider.

You are not entitled (nor will you assist others) to set up links from your own websites to the Website (whether by hypertext linking, deep-linking, framing, toggling or otherwise) without our prior written consent, which we may grant or withhold at our absolute discretion.

3. Shopping on the web site
The following Terms and Conditions apply to how we supply any goods displayed for sale on our Website ("Goods") which you purchase through our Website.

Nothing in these Terms and Conditions affects your statutory rights.

Printing and pricing errors
The placing of a product on our Website is an invitation to accept offers for products and is not an offer to sell at the listed price nor is it binding on us. We are under no obligation to accept your order (whether or not the order has been confirmed and the credit card been charged).

In the event a product is listed at an incorrect price due to a typographical error, we will notify you of the correct price by e-mail and, if you do not reject the product at the corrected price, deliver the product to you. If payment has been charged for the purchase and you cancel your order we will, on return of the Goods, immediately issue a refund.

Prices, payment and delivery
The prices for Goods are inclusive of VAT and standard delivery charges. We will make additional delivery charges where you opt for premium delivery services and the relevant delivery charge will be shown in the shopping basket area of the Website. Prices and delivery charges displayed are valid and effective only in the United Kingdom.

Payments must be made by credit or debit card, postal order, voucher (see paragraph below) or by cheque and we shall not despatch any Goods until we receive confirmation of payment.

If you are paying by cheque, you must print off the order form at the appropriate stage of the check out process and post it, together with your cheque, to our address.

If you are paying by a pre-authorised voucher scheme ("Voucher Scheme"), you must print off the order form at the appropriate stage of the check out process and post it, together with the applicable vouchers, any relevant information required under the Voucher Scheme and any additional payment to make up the value of your order, to our address the value of your voucher exceeds the value of your order, please note that we will not reimburse the difference in value by way of cash or vouchers. Orders paid for by Voucher Scheme are also subject to any terms and conditions applicable to the relevant Voucher Scheme.

Your payment will be processed by a secure connection at the time you place your order on the relevant section of the Website.

Where Goods are to be supplied from stock, such supply is subject to availability of stocks at the date of your order.

Delivery is restricted to the United Kingdom. Notwithstanding paragraph, we aim to deliver Goods to UK mainland addresses within 5 working days of you placing your order. Orders placed after 12 noon will be delivered within 5 working days from the next working day. We will inform you as soon as we can if we are unable to deliver the Goods within 30 days of your order and you may agree an alternative delivery period or you may cancel the order. In no event shall we be liable for any damages or penalty for any delay in delivery.

All deliveries must be signed for (please ensure that the quantity of Goods match the driver's paperwork and that the Goods are undamaged) and you should keep your delivery note and packaging.

Risk in the Goods passes to you when the Goods are signed for at the delivery address stipulated in your order. Scholars accepts no responsibility for any damage or loss to the Goods after risk passes.

Your right to cancel
You may cancel your order for Goods at any stage before the Goods are despatched and up to 3 months after Goods are delivered provided that Goods are in "as new" condition being the same condition as they were on delivery. To cancel your order under this paragraph 9.1, you must notify us in writing (which includes fax and e-mail) at our address and return the goods to us.

If you cancel prior to despatch of the Goods we will make a refund to you.

Returns policy
We will gladly exchange or refund any unused goods if you return them to us in a saleable condition within 28 days of receipt. Simply post your goods back to us in an unused condition, in their original packaging with any labels attached, together with a copy of your invoice and a covering letter explaining your requirements, the goods are your responsibility until they reach our warehouse. Please ensure that a Proof of Return is received from the Post Office counter on posting.

If in doubt, please call us for advice on 01225 766796.

Postage will be charged on all goods returned for exchange. This does not affect your Statutory Rights.

If you are returning Faulty Goods, please return them in a clean condition as we are unable to accept any soiled goods.

It usually takes between 7 working days, from when we have received your parcel for the money to be credited back to you. Please be aware that it can sometimes take a little longer during our peak period. The refund will be made back to card used to make the original payment.

Refunds
Refunds will be made (less any applicable discount) by re-crediting your payment card account from which the money was originally debited or by cheque if you have paid by cheque. If you have paid by Voucher Scheme, you may select other Goods to at least the equivalent value or credit your voucher account where appropriate; cash refunds will not be given in such cases. All refunds will be made within 30 working days of notifying you of the cancellation of your order.

Security
Our secure server software encrypts all your payment card details. The process scrambles all the information, allowing no unauthorised third party to intercept the data. Your browser will confirm that you are shopping in a secure environment by showing either a locked padlock icon or an image of a padlock next to the payment details in the relevant area of the Website.

Complaints procedure
In the event that we fail in meeting our high standards of customer service please do not hesitate to contact info@scholars-uk.com. We will do our very best to deal with your complaint as soon as possible and make every effort to reach a satisfactory conclusion on your behalf in order to retain your valued custom.

Limitation of liability for goods delivered
In respect of any cause of action (including an action for negligence) arising out of or in connection with any purchase made from the Website, our entire liability shall be limited, to the extent that the cause of action relates to the items purchased on our Website to (at your option):

Repairing or supplying the Goods again; & Refunding the amount paid by you in respect of the Goods purchased.

You shall not make any claim against us to the extent that, as a result of any such claim, our aggregate liability in respect of all causes of action arising out of or in connection with the Goods purchased on our Website or its subject matter (whether for breach of contract, in negligence or any other tort, under statute or otherwise at all), including for the loss or damage to Goods whilst in transit, would exceed an amount equal to the value of the Goods delivered to you under these Terms and Conditions.

Save in respect of death and personal injury we shall not be liable (whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise) for any claim arising under or in connection with Goods purchased from the Website unless you give us written notice of the claim within three months of becoming aware of the circumstances giving rise to the claim or, if earlier, three months from the time you ought reasonably to have become aware of such circumstances.

You shall indemnify us against all costs (including legal costs), claims damages, demands and expenses arising directly or indirectly out of any claim by a third party which arises in connection with your use of the Goods unless it arises solely as a result of our negligence.

4. General
4.1 Nature of website
The information, service and products on this Website are intended for use by residents of the UK only, and are not aimed at or intended for use by residents of any other jurisdiction.

The contents of this Website do not purport to provide any financial, investment or professional advice and nothing on the pages of this Website shall be deemed to constitute the provision of financial, investment or other professional advice in any way.

4.2 Law and jurisdiction
These Terms and Conditions will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Disputes arising in relation to this Website shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

Certain provisions contained in these Terms and Conditions may be disallowed by the laws of the country from which you are accessing the Website. If any provision is unenforceable or invalid then the provisions in paragraph 17 shall apply.

4.3 Entire Agreement
These Terms and Conditions represent the entire understanding relating to the use of the Website and supersede all other statements, representations or warranties (whether written, made by email or oral) made by Scholars. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall affect the liability of either party in respect of any misrepresentation, warranty or condition that it makes fraudulently. Any rights not expressly granted in these Terms and Conditions are reserved by Scholars.

4.4 Severance
If any provision of these Terms and Conditions are found to be invalid or unenforceable by a court, it will be severed from the rest of these Terms and Conditions which shall remain unaffected.

4.5 Third party rights
A person who is not a party to this contract is not entitled to enforce any of its terms under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 except where these Terms and Conditions expressly provide for such rights.

4.6 Force majeure
We shall not be liable to you for any delay in, or failure of, performance of our obligations under these Terms and Conditions arising from any cause beyond our reasonable control including any of the following: act of God, governmental act, war, fire, flood, explosion or civil commotion, failure in information technology or telecommunications services, failure of a third party (including failure to supply data) and industrial action.

5. Privacy policy
5.1 Our approach
Scholars takes the privacy of its users seriously. Below we set out our privacy policy, which governs the way in which we process any personal information that you provide to us. If we decide to change our privacy policy for the Website, we will post those changes here so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information and whether we will disclose it to anyone.

You can access our home page and browse our site without disclosing your personal data, apart from the information collected by cookies that we use (please see below).

5.2 Who may process data
Personal information will only be collected with your consent.

Your personal information (which includes your name, address and any other details you provide to us which identify you as an individual) may be processed both by us and by other companies within our group.

5.3 Purpose of processing
We (and other Scholars group businesses) will use your information for the purpose of administering our relationship with you, such as; fulfilling orders placed by you; processing any other transactions authorised by you; informing you of special offers; undertaking product or customer research/development and providing other marketing information to you which we think you may find of interest. If you do not wish to receive any marketing information you may request that your details are excluded from any promotional activity by sending an e-mail to info@scholars-uk.com.

Your personal information shall not be used for any other purposes and shall not be disclosed to any other organisations.

5.4 Cookies
We may send a small file to your computer when you visit our Website. This will enable us to identify your computer, track your behaviour on our Website and to identify your particular areas of interest so as to enhance your future visits to this Website. We may use cookies to collect and store personal data and we link information stored by cookies with personal data you supply to us. Save for the use of cookies, we do not automatically log data or collect data apart from for information you specifically provide to us. You can set your computer browser to reject cookies but this may preclude your use of certain parts of this Website.

5.5 Security measures
We have implemented security policies, rules and technical measures to try to protect the personal data that we have under our control from unauthorised access, improper use and disclosure, unauthorised destruction or accidental loss. However we cannot guarantee the protection of your personal data as due to the nature of the internet, the Website is theoretically accessible by any user of the world wide web. You should be aware that when you disclose personal information on the Website it may be collected by another user and may result in unsolicited messages from other internet users.

5.6 Access to your personal information
You have a right to request a copy of the personal information Scholars holds about you (in return for a small fee) and to have any inaccuracies corrected. Please address requests to info@scholars-uk.com.

5.7 Children
We do not intentionally collect personal information from children without prior permission from parents or guardians. We urge children under 18 years of age to check with their parents or guardians before using the internet, as usage will often result in personal information being collected.

5.8 Enquiries
If you have any enquiries or concerns about our privacy policy please contact info@scholars-uk.com If at any time you wish us to cease processing the information we have about you as a result of your use of this Website please send a message to info@scholars-uk.com and insert "unsubscribe" as the subject heading.

Requests for information about us
Any requests for information by you are subject to the terms contained in this privacy policy.

Contact Details:
Scholars
Unit 4, Sandown Centre
White Horse Business Park
Trowbridge BA14 0XD

Tel: (01225) 766796
Fax: (01225) 767575
Email: info@scholars-uk.com
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