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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

This page together with our Privacy Policy, Terms of Website Use and Website Acceptable Use Policy tells you information about us and the legal terms and conditions (Terms) on which we sell any of the products (Products) listed on our website (our site) to you.

These Terms will apply to any contract between us for the sale of Products to you (Contract). Please read these 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 these Terms. If you refuse to accept these Terms, you will not be able to order any Products from our site.

You should print a copy of these Terms for future reference.

We amend these Terms from time to time as set out in clause 8. Every time you wish to order Products, please check these Terms to ensure you understand the terms which will apply at that time.

These Terms, and any Contract between us, are only in the English language.

1.                   Information about us

1.1                We operate the website www.victorycolours.co.uk. We are Victory Colours Paints and Wallcoverings Limited, a company registered in England and Wales under company number 09789422 and with our registered office at 7 & 8 Church Street, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 1JH.  Our main trading address is at our registered office. 

1.2                Contacting us if you are a consumer:

(a)            To cancel a Contract in accordance with your legal right to do so, you can follow the procedure set out in clause 9.

(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 +44 1258 841 310 or by e-mailing us at info@victorycolours.co.uk.

(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.

1.3                Contacting us if you are a business.

You may contact us by telephoning our customer service team at +44 1258 841 310 or by e-mailing us at info@victorycolours.co.uk. If you wish to give us formal notice of any matter in accordance with these Terms, please see clause 22.3.

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                Although we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the results of our colour matching service may differ slightly to the colour being matched. Natural products may also show some colour variation. To the extent permitted by law, we accept no liability associated with such variations.

2.3                Any information on our site and in our catalogues and other media regarding sizing, weights, capacities, specifications, dimensions and measurements of Products is included as a guide only. If you are concerned about the precise size, weight, capacity, specifications, dimensions or measurements of any Product you require, we recommend that you contact us prior to placing an order and/or purchasing a Product.

2.4                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 our Website Acceptable Use Policy. Please take the time to read these, as they include important terms which apply to you.

4.                   How we use your personal information

We only use your personal information in accordance with our Privacy Policy. Please take the time to read our Privacy Policy, as it includes important terms which apply to you.

5.                   If you are a consumer

This clause 5 only applies if you are a consumer.

5.1                Certain Products on our site can only be purchased if you satisfy the legal age requirement for that product. We are not allowed by law to supply these Products to you if you do not satisfy these age requirements. If you are underage, please do not attempt to order these Products through our site. These Products are:

(a)            Snap off knives;

(b)            Retractable trimming knives;

(c)            Replacement blades.

6.                   If you are a business customer

This clause 6 only applies if you are a business.

6.1                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.

6.2                These Terms and any document expressly referred to in them constitute the entire agreement between you and us and supersede and extinguish all previous agreements, promises, assurances, warranties, representations and understandings between us, whether written or oral, relating to its subject matter.

6.3                You acknowledge that in entering into this Contract you do not rely on any statement, representation, assurance or warranty (whether made innocently or negligently) that is not set out in these Terms or any document expressly referred to in them.

6.4                You and we agree that neither of us shall have any claim for innocent or negligent misrepresentation based on any statement in this Contract.

7.                   How the contract is formed between you and us

7.1                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 page of the order process.

7.2                After you place an order, you will receive an e-mail from us acknowledging that we have received your order.  However, please note that this does not mean that your order has been accepted.  Our acceptance of your order will take place as described in clause 7.3.

7.3                We will confirm our acceptance to you by sending you an e-mail that confirms that the Products have been dispatched (Dispatch Confirmation).  The Contract between us will only be formed when we send you the Dispatch Confirmation.

7.4                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 14.4, we will inform you of this by e-mail and we will not process your order. If you have already paid for the Products, we will refund you the full amount including any delivery costs charged as soon as possible.

8.                   Our right to vary these Terms

8.1                We amend these Terms from time to time. Please look at the top of this page to see if and when these Terms were last updated and which Terms were changed.

8.2                Every time you order Products from us, the Terms in force at the time of your order will apply to the Contract between you and us.

8.3                We may revise these Terms as they apply to your order from time to time to reflect any changes in relevant laws and regulatory requirements.

8.4                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.

9.                   Your consumer right of return and refund

This clause 9 only applies if you are a consumer.

9.1                You can always end your Contract with us.  Your rights when you end the Contract will depend on what you have bought, whether there is anything wrong with it, how we are performing and when you decide to end the Contract:

(a)            If the Product you have bought is faulty or misdescribed you may have a legal right to end the Contract (or to get the product repaired or replaced or to get some or all of your money back);

(b)            If we miss the estimated delivery deadline for any Products and we either refuse to deliver the Products or you told us before we accepted your order that delivery within the delivery deadline was essential;

(c)            If you want to end the Contract because of something we have done or have told you we are going to do, see clause 9.2;

(d)            If you have just changed your mind about the Product, see clause 9.3. You may be able to get a refund if you are within the cooling-off period, but this may be subject to deductions and you will have to pay the costs of return of any Products;

(e)            In all other cases (if we are not at fault and there is no right to change your mind), see clause 9.6.

9.2                Ending the Contract because of something we have done or are going to do. If you are ending the Contract for a reason set out at (a) to (e) below the Contract will end immediately and we will refund you in full for any Products which have not been provided and you may also be entitled to compensation. The reasons are:

(a)            we have told you about an upcoming change to the Product or these Terms which you do not agree to (see clause 8.4);

(b)            we have told you about an error in the price or description of the Product you have ordered and you do not wish to proceed;

(c)            there is a risk that supply of the Products may be significantly delayed because of events outside our control (see clause 21);

(d)            we have suspended supply of the Products for technical reasons, or notify you we are going to suspend them for technical reasons, in each case for a period of more than 30 days; or

(e)            you have a legal right to end the Contract because of something we have done wrong.

9.3                Exercising your right to change your mind (Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013). For most products bought online you have a legal right to change your mind within 14 days and receive a refund.  These rights, under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013, are explained in more detail in these terms.

9.4                When you don't have the right to change your mind.  You do not have a right to change your mind in respect of:

(a)            Products sealed for health protection or to preserve shelf-life, including but not limited to paints, once these have been unsealed after you receive them; or

(b)            Products which are cut, made to measure or mixed to your requirements, or otherwise customised or made to your specifications; or

(c)            any Products which become mixed inseparably with other items after their delivery.

9.5                How long do I have to change my mind? You have 14 days after the day you (or someone you nominate) receives the Products, unless your goods are split into several deliveries over different days. In this case you have until 14 days after the day you (or someone you nominate) receives the last delivery to change your mind about the Products.

9.6                Ending the contract where we are not at fault and there is no right to change your mind. Even if we are not at fault and you do not have a right to change your mind (see clause 9.1), you can still end the Contract before it is completed, but you may have to pay us compensation. The Contract is completed when the Product is delivered and paid for. If you want to end the Contract in these circumstances, just contact us to let us know. The Contract will end immediately and we will refund any sums paid by you for Products not provided but we may deduct from that refund reasonable compensation for the net costs we will incur as a result of your ending the Contract.

10.                How to end the contract with us

10.1            Tell us you want to end the Contract. To end the Contract with us, please let us know by contacting us in accordance with clause 1.

10.2            Returning products after ending the contract. For return methods, see clause 12.

10.3            When we will pay the costs of return. We will pay the costs of return:

(a)            if the Products are faulty or misdescribed;

(b)            if you are ending the Contract because we have told you of an upcoming change to the Product or these Terms, an error in pricing or description, a delay in delivery due to events outside our control or because you have a legal right to do so as a result of something we have done wrong; or

(c)            being a consumer, if you are exercising your right to change your mind.

In all other circumstances you must pay the costs of return.  

10.4            What we charge for collection. If you are responsible for the costs of return and we are collecting the Product from you, we will charge you the direct cost to us of collection. The costs of collection will be as set out in clause 12.

10.5            How we will refund you.  We will refund you the price you paid for the Products including delivery costs, by the method you used for payment. However, we may make deductions from the price, as described below.

10.6            Deductions from refunds. This clause only applies to consumers. If you are exercising your right to change your mind:

(a)            We may reduce your refund of the price (excluding delivery costs) to reflect any reduction in the value of the Products, if this has been caused by your handling them in a way which would not be permitted in a shop. See our Returns page for information about what handling is acceptable and examples. If we refund you the price paid before we are able to inspect the Products and later discover you have handled them in an unacceptable way, you must pay us an appropriate amount.

(b)            The maximum refund for delivery costs will be the costs of delivery by the least expensive delivery method we offer. For example, if we offer delivery of a Product within 3-5 days at one cost but you choose to have the Product delivered within 24 hours at a higher cost, then we will only refund what you would have paid for the cheaper delivery option.

10.7            When your refund will be made. We will make any refunds due to you as soon as possible.  If you are exercising your right to change your mind your refund will be made within 14 days from 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.

10.8            Summary of legal rights. This clause only applies to consumers. The Consumer Rights Act 2015 says goods must be as described, fit for purpose and of satisfactory quality. During the expected life of your Product your legal rights entitle you to the following:

(a)            up to 30 days: if your item is faulty, then you can get a refund. 

(b)            up to six months: if your faulty item can't be repaired or replaced, then you're entitled to a full refund, in most cases. 

(c)            up to six years: if the item can be expected to last up to six years you may be entitled to a repair or replacement, or, if that doesn't work, some of your money back.  

These are subject to certain exceptions. For detailed information please visit the Citizens Advice website www.adviceguide.org.uk or call 03454 04 05 06.

11.                Delivery

11.1            An estimated delivery date will be provided when you place your order. Occasionally our delivery to you may be affected by an Event Outside Our Control. See clause 21 for our responsibilities when this happens. If you are a business, delivery times given are estimates only and time for delivery shall not be of the essence.

11.2            If no one is available at your address to take delivery, a note will be left for you to either collect the Products from the sorting office or rearrange delivery with the carrier.

11.3            Delivery of an order shall be completed when we deliver the Products to the address you gave us and the Products will be your responsibility from that time.

11.4            You own the Products once we have received payment in full, including all applicable delivery charges.

11.5            Whether you are a consumer or a business, if any Product is delivered in a damaged or faulty state, or there is a shortage of Products ordered, or there is non-delivery or a delay in delivery, you must inform us within 3 days of delivery giving full details of the alleged damage, faultiness, shortage or delay.

11.6            In the case of late delivery, unless you exercise your consumer’s right to cancel the Contract or you have the right to cancel the Contract under clause 21, you may give us a new deadline for delivery, which must be reasonable, and you can cancel your order if we do not meet that new deadline.

11.7            If you do choose to cancel your order under clause 11.6, you can do so for just some of the Products or all of them, unless splitting them up would, in our opinion, significantly reduce their value. If the Products have been delivered to you, you will have to return them to us, 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.

11.8            This clause applies to businesses only. Any faulty or damaged Products must be returned within 7 days of you having received the faulty Products. Provided that you have complied with clause 11.5, we will either replace the Products free of charge or refund the price of the Products in full, together with any applicable delivery charges. Methods of return are set out in clause 12. If you fail to give the requisite notice under clause 11.5, the Products will be deemed to have been accepted by you.

11.9            We reserve the right to deliver orders which include multiple Products in instalments.

12.                Methods of return

12.1            You can send Products back to us by post at your own cost and we would recommend that you obtain proof of postage. Alternatively, we will arrange for a courier collection through APC. Postage will be charged at a premium rate and we reserve the right to charge a reverse collection fee of £5.00 per Product being returned.

13.                International delivery

13.1            We deliver to the countries outside of the UK but we recommend that you contact us if you require a non-UK delivery so that we can advise on delivery charges.  

13.2            If you order Products from our site for delivery to an international destination, your order may be subject to import duties and taxes which are applied when the delivery reaches that destination.  Please note that we have no control over these charges and we cannot predict their amount. 

13.3            You will be responsible for payment of any such import duties and taxes. Please contact your local customs office for further information before placing your order.

13.4            You must comply with all applicable laws and regulations of the country for which the Products are destined.  We will not be liable or responsible if you break any such law.

14.                Price of products and delivery charges

14.1            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 14.4 for what happens if we discover an error in the price of Product(s) you ordered.

14.2            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.

14.3            The price of a Product does not include delivery charges. Our delivery charges are usually advised to you during the check-out process, before you confirm your order.

14.4            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 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. 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. However, if we mistakenly accept and process your order where a pricing error is obvious and unmistakeable and could reasonably have been recognised by you as a mispricing, we may cancel supply of the Product and refund you any sums you have paid in accordance with these Terms.

15.                How to pay

15.1            You can pay for Products using any major debit card or credit card or via Paypal. If you are a business you may pay via your trade account if applicable. We are also able to take payment over the phone.

16.                 Manufacturer guarantees

16.1            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.

16.2            If you are a consumer, a manufacturer's guarantee is in addition to, and does not affect, 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.

17.                Our warranty for the Products

17.1            For Products which do not have a manufacturer's guarantee, save for paper and paints, we provide a warranty that on delivery, and for a period or 1 year thereafter, the Products shall be free from material defects. However, this warranty does not apply in the circumstances described in clause 17.2.

17.2            The warranty in clause 17.1 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)            if you fail 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.

17.3            If you are a consumer, this warranty is in addition to, and does not affect, your legal rights in relation to Products that are faulty or not as described.

17.4            Save as provided in this clause, no representation, warranty, condition or term, express or implied, statutory or otherwise as to the quality of the Products shall apply to the Contract.

18.                Our liability if you are a business

This clause 18 only applies if you are a business customer.

18.1            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.

18.2            Subject to clause 18.1, 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.

18.3            Subject to clause 18.1, 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.

18.4            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.

19.                Our liability if you are a consumer

This clause 19 only applies if you are a consumer.

19.1            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.

19.2            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.

19.3            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.

19.1            Subject to clause 18.2, 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.

20.                Intellectual property rights

20.1            We retain ownership in all intellectual property rights (that is, patents, rights to inventions, copyright related rights, images, trademarks and service marks, business names and domain names, rights in get-up, goodwill and the right to sue for passing off or unfair competition, rights in designs, database rights, rights to use and protect the confidentiality of, confidential information (including know-how and trade secrets), and all other intellectual property rights, in each case whether registered or unregistered and including all applications and rights to apply for and be granted, renewals or extensions of, and rights to claim priority from, such rights and all similar or equivalent rights or forms of protection which subsist or will subsist now or in the future in any part of the world) in the Products.

21.                Events outside our control

21.1            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 21.2. 

21.2            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.

21.3            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.

21.4            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.

22.                Communications between us

22.1            When we refer, in these Terms, to "in writing", this will include e-mail.

22.2            If you are a consumer you may contact us as described in clause 1.2.

22.3            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.

23.                Other important terms

23.1            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.

23.2            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 gift, you may transfer the benefit of our warranty in clause 17 to the recipient of the gift without needing to ask our consent.

23.3            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, save for the purposes of a gift as set out in clause 23.2 above.

23.4            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.

23.5            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.

23.6            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 to that the courts of England and Wales will have non-exclusive jurisdiction. However, if you are a resident of Northern Ireland you may also bring proceedings in Northern Ireland, and if you are a resident of Scotland, you may also bring proceedings in Scotland.

23.7            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.

23.8            If you are a business, we both irrevocably agree that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with a Contract or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims).