PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE PLACING YOUR ORDER. IT IS ADVISABLE TO PRINT AND RETAIN A COPY OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS ALONG WITH YOUR ORDER FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
1. Terms of the Contract
These Terms & Conditions of Sale apply to all goods supplied by Switched On Group Ltd; they do not affect your statutory rights.
Any order placed by you for goods advertised on our website is considered an offer by you to purchase the goods in your order. No contract exists between you and us until we have received and accepted your order. We will send you an order confirmation by e-mail notifying you we have received your order shortly after you have placed your order. This confirmation is not notification we have accepted your order.
The contract is subject to your right of cancellation (see condition 5 below).
We reserve the right to terminate the contract of sale if the price in the contract is not received from you in full.
Switched On Group Ltd may change these Terms & Conditions of Sale without notice to you in relation to future sales.
2. Description and Price of Goods
We have taken every care to describe and show all items accurately as possible, as according to the manufacturer's specification. Despite this a slight variation in items may occur. We provide you with product information on the website. If there is anything which you do not understand, or if you wish to obtain further information, please contact the Customer Service Team on 01246 807932
Every effort is made to ensure the prices shown on the website are accurate at the time of placing an order. If an item has been under priced in error we will contact you and offer the following three options:
1. Placement of a new order at the correct price of the goods;
2. Cancellation of the whole order; or
3. Cancellation of your order for the mis-priced goods and reconfirmation of your order for the correctly priced goods.
If you do not choose one of the three available options within 14 days your order will be cancelled or the under priced item(s) will be removed from your order. Any payment received from you with respect to the cancelled item(s) will credited back to your original method payment.
If within 14 days of accepting your order we discover that all of the items are unavailable we will contact you and advise we may cancel your order and refund or re-credit you within 7 working days. The refund will be credited back to your original method of payment.
If within 7 days of accepting your order we discover some but not all of the items are unavailable we will contact you and offer you the option of amending your order to substitute the unavailable item(s) with applicable alternative goods. If you do not choose a substitute alternative within 14 days the unavailable item(s) will be removed from your order and we will despatch the available goods. Any payment received from you with respect to the cancelled item(s) will be credited back to your original method of payment.
The price of an item does not include the delivery charge.
Payment can be made by credit card, debit card or PayPal and shall be due before despatch of goods. If your payment fails we will advise you by e-mail including a contact telephone number to call to complete your payment. If you do not contact us to complete payment within 14 days your order will be cancelled.
No goods will be despatched until payment has been made in full and the funds have cleared. Please be aware if you are paying by PayPal eCheque these may take up to two weeks to clear.
Delivery will be made to the address specified when you complete your order.
Should you wish to change the delivery address after goods have been despatched from our despatch centre a redirection charge of £10 will be required. Please be aware redirection approval is subject to your order and account status.
Orders placed before 2.00pm on a working day will be processed that day and will be delivered within 5 working days, providing all goods are available (see condition 2 above). Please note a working day is any day other than weekends and Bank or other Public Holidays.
If you refuse the delivery of your order or fail to take delivery because you have cancelled your contract, Switched On Group Ltd will refund or re-credit you within 30 days for any sum that has been paid by you with respect to the goods. By exercising your right to cancel you are required to return the goods to Switched On Group Ltd. If you fail to return the goods within 14 days we reserve the right to charge you for any costs incurred by retrieving the goods from you.
We make every effort to ensure goods are delivered within five working days of acceptance of your order. However, Switched On Group Ltd will not be liable for any loss or damage suffered by you through reasonable or unavoidable delay in delivery. In this event we will inform you of any delays as soon as possible.
Upon receipt of your order you will be asked to sign for the goods received. If the packaging does not appear to be in good condition then please refuse delivery. If you are unable to check the contents of your delivery then please sign for the parcel(s) as “UNCHECKED”. Failure to do so may affect any warranty claims that you make thereafter.
Please ensure you provide a delivery address where someone will be available to receive the delivery between 8.30am and 5.30pm, Monday to Friday. If our couriers are unable to complete a delivery due to nobody being present a calling card will be left asking you to contact them directly to arrange a re-delivery. If you do not contact the couriers within 2 days of receiving this card the goods will be returned to our Despatch Depot and a re-delivery charge may be applicable to your order.
Switched On Group Ltd retains ownership of all items until they have been delivered to you (either directly, or by leaving them in a safe place or with a neighbour). Once your goods have been delivered the risk of damage to or loss of the item passes to you.
5. Your Right of Cancellation
You have the right to cancel your contract with Switched On Group Ltd at any time up to 14 days after receipt of your goods, in line with your statutory rights. To cancel your contract you must advise us in writing either by post, by e-mail or by using the Contact Us page of the website.
Should you wish to cancel your contract after the goods have been delivered to you, you will be responsible for returning the goods to Switched On Group Ltd within 14 days at your own cost unless the goods are faulty or mis-described. Please follow our Returns Procedure (see condition above).
You will be credited for the goods within 30 days of notifying Switched On Group Ltd in writing of the cancellation.
With the exception of faulty/damaged all returns will incur a 10% handling/re-stocking charge.
You cannot cancel a contract for lamps which have been delivered, except where a fault has been discovered that could not have been identified without installing the lamp. Nor can you cancel a contract for items which are identified as special order or manufactured to order; this includes but is not limited to: Lighting Columns and Brackets, Battery Packs, some Emergency Light Fittings and Emergency Conversions of standard Light Fittings.
Please note this policy does not apply to business-to-business customers. For business-to-business Terms & Conditions please contact the Sales Team on 01246 807 932.
6. Refund Policy
If you are eligible for a refund we will refund you back to the method of payment you used when you originally paid for your order. Please note: it is your responsibility to advise us of any changes to your credit card details i.e. you no longer have that account. Refunds can take up to 30 days to process and once processed may take up to five days to appear on your account depending on credit card issuer.
All fittings supplied by Switched On Group Ltd have a 12 months manufacturers warranty period from the date the goods were delivered (unless otherwise stated and excluding lamps and battery packs). This warranty does not affect your statutory rights as a consumer. For fittings which develop a fault during the 12 month warranty period please follow the Returns Procedure (see condition 8 below).
Please note the warranty does not cover you for any defects in the goods arising from fair wear and tear, wilful damage, accident, negligence by you or any third party, use otherwise than in accordance with its intended use, failure to follow the manufacturer's or Supplier's instructions, or any alteration or repair carried out without Switched On Group Ltd's prior written approval.
7.1. Faulty Item(s)
If you receive goods that are faulty or incomplete on arrival you must notify us within 48 hours of receipt of the item either in writing (by post, by e-mail or by using the Contact Us page on the website) or by calling the Customer Service Team on 01246 807 932 during office hours. The goods should be returned to us in line with our Returns Procedure (see condition 8 below).
We will test items returned as faulty. If the fault is verified we will replace the item within 5 working days at no additional cost to you and you will be reimbursed for any reasonable carriage costs incurred by the return. If for any reason we are unable to replace the item (for example, due to discontinuation of a product) you will be offered a choice of a substitute alternative product or a refund for the faulty item.
If the goods you have returned are found not to be faulty by our Technical Team you will be notified in writing and the goods will be returned to you at your cost.
7.2. Item(s) Damaged on Arrival
In the unlikely event of you receiving a damaged product you should notify us in writing (either by e-mail or by using the Contact Us page on the website) within 48 hours of receipt of the goods.
The goods should be returned to us in line with our Returns Procedure (see condition 8 below). Once we have received the goods back at our Despatch Depot we will examine the goods for the damage. If the damage is verified we will replace the item within 5 working days at no additional cost to you and you will be reimbursed for any reasonable carriage charge incurred by the return..
If the goods you have returned are found not to be damaged you will be notified in writing and the goods will be returned to you at your cost.
7.3. Wrong Item(s) Delivered
If, by mistake we supply you with an incorrect item you must notify us within 7 days. The goods should be returned to us in line with our Returns Procedure. Once we have received the incorrect items at our Despatch Depot the correct items will be shipped within 5 working days and you will be reimbursed for any reasonable carriage charge incurred by the return.
7.4. Item(s) Not Required
If you wish to return an unwanted item you must notify us in writing (either by post, by e-mail or by using the Contact Us page on the website) within 7 days of receipt of the item. A refund will be credited back to your original method of payment within 30 days of you notifying Switched On Group Ltd of the cancellation.
The item should be returned to us in line with our returns instructions within 28 days of you notifying us. You will be responsible for returning the goods at your own cost, and they should be returned in their original packaging and 'as new'.
This condition does not apply to consumable items, including lamps and battery packs, unless previously agreed in writing with Switched On Group Ltd.
7.5. Extra Item(s) Delivered
If, by mistake we supply you with extra items you must notify us immediately, either in writing (by e-mail or by using the Contact Us page on the website) or by calling the Customer Services Team on 01246 807 932. The item(s) should be returned to us in line with our Returns Procedure (see condition 8 below). Once the goods have been returned to the Despatch Depot you will be reimbursed for any reasonable carriage charge incurred by the return.
If you do not inform us of receipt of extra items and you are found in possession of goods that you have not paid for, you will be charged for the goods in full.
8. Returns Procedure
Where necessary items should be returned in their original packaging and 'as new' to the Despatch Depot:
Switched On Group Ltd
Unit 11, Holbrook Commerce Park
Holbrook Industrial Estate
Before returning any items you must acquire a Return Merchandise Authorisation (RMA) number. This number should be quoted on all correspondence, and a covering note should be included with your returned item(s) quoting your name, your order reference, a contact telephone number and your RMA number.
Items returned without a valid RMA number will be returned to you at your cost.
9. Limitation of Liability
Switched On Group Ltd will not be liable to you for any loss or damage in circumstances where:
1.There is no breach of a legal duty owed to you by Switched On Group Ltd or by its employees or agents;
2.Such loss or damage is not a reasonably foreseeable result of any such breach;
3.Any increase in loss or damage resulting from breach by you of any item of this contract.
Nothing in these conditions excludes or limits the liability of Switched On Group Ltd for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or fraudulent misinterpretation.
10. Data Protection
Switched On Group Ltd will take all reasonable precautions to keep the details of your order and payment secure. However, unless Switched On Group Ltd are negligent we will not be liable for unauthorised access to information supplied by you.
Product images are for illustrative purposes and may differ from the actual product.
12. Governing Law and Jurisdiction
These terms of sale and the supply of the goods will be subject to English law and the English courts will have jurisdiction in respect of any dispute arising from the contract.
13. Protecting Your Security
To ensure your credit, debit or charge card is not being used without your consent, we will validate name, address and other personal information supplied by you during the order process against appropriate third party databases.
By accepting these Terms & Conditions you consent to such checks being made. In performing these checks personal information provided by you may be disclosed to a registered Credit Reference Agency which may keep a record of that information. You can rest assured this is done only to confirm your identity, that a credit check is not performed and that your credit rating will be unaffected. All information provided by you will be treated securely and strictly in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
During security checks we may ask for additional information or documentation to support the data you have supplied.