Legal and refund

Inquit Audio is a trading name of Inquit Publishing Ltd

Business mailing address: Brickfield House, High Road, Epping, CM16 6TH (for all routine correspondence.)

Registered office: 20 Kings Lynn Road, Hunstanton, PE36 5HP (not for routine correspondence.)

Company registered in England: no 3389900

VAT registration number: GB 696 8707 62

Inquit Publishing Ltd. was formed in 1997.

All trademarks acknowledged.


Brief terms and conditions:

  • Demonstrations
    We can often offer demonstrations of the equipment we sell, in your own office or in London; we want you to be happy with your equipment and we’d rather you had doubts before purchase than afterwards
     
  • Carriage costs
    All orders to the UK have free shipping; and orders to all non-UK destinations, will be charged carriage costs. Unfortunately there may be a premium on deliveries to the Scottish Highlands and Islands and Northern Ireland because couriers don’t like crossing water, and charge you more; orders delivered to postcodes in this area may be charged a carriage premium. We greatly regret this and will keep additional charges to an absolute minimum.
  • Delivery
    Most larger UK orders are sent by UPS or DPD, with delivery on the next business day. Deliveries are often in the morning, but sometimes later in the day, but before 1900.

    Smaller orders may be sent by Royal Mail, or by regular first class post.

  • Refunds / returns policy

All goods have a 12 month warranty, warranty claims being dealt with through Inquit Audio.

We want you to be really happy with your purchase. Please ask all the questions you need answers to, to ensure the goods meet your requirements. Don’t be afraid - we aren’t terrible techies, and specialise in helping people who are ‘technologically challenged.’
 

For sales where we have not demonstrated equipment to you, in accordance with the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations your contract may be cancelled within seven working days of delivery of your items for a full refund. If you need to return items call us on 0845 838 5121 first for an authorised return number and delivery instructions.

Goods and packaging must be returned and received in completely new condition with all packaging and accessories. Deductions may be made for incomplete or damaged goods and/or packaging.
 

The cost of outgoing carriage to the customer will be deducted from the refund total.
 

Refunds will be made using the same method as the payment, ie payments by cheque will be made refunded by cheque; payments by card will be refunded by card.
 

Price changes
Prices may be changed at any time without notice.
 

Other
All goods remain the property of the company until they are paid for in full.
 

Orders
The company may refuse to supply goods to any customer at any time and will not be required to give a reason for any such refusal to supply; supplying goods previously to a customer will not imply or suggest that goods will be supplied on any other occasion.

We cannot supply customers in Africa, the Americas, Near East, Middle East or the Far East/Asia Pacific regions. Sorry. There are many other suppliers in these regions who will be able to fulfill your orders.

Mistakes do happen even in the best businesses, so please:

  • confirm prices, they may have fallen since you last checked
  • ask if you are unsure of anything
  • tell us if something has gone wrong and we’ll do everything we can to put it right

E&OE

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OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS

DEFINITIONS ‘Contract’ means any contract between you and us for the sale and purchase of Goods or Services, incorporating these Terms. ‘Goods’ means an individual product or good including Software as described in our literature or website. ‘Normal Working Hours’ means 10am to 6pm on a Working Day. ‘Order’ means an order for Goods or Services made by you in accordance with these Terms. ‘Order Confirmation’ means our written acceptance of your Order. ‘Services’ means service and support provided by us to you. ‘Software’ means computer program(s) and associated documentation. ‘Working Day’ means Monday to Friday, excluding Bank or other Public holidays, or any other times at which the company is closed.

2. ORDERS

2.1 When you place an Order for Goods or Services, this will be regarded as an offer by you to purchase the Goods or Services subject to these Terms and we shall not be obliged to accept your offer at our discretion.

2.2 We may send you communications on receipt of your offer. This is not an Order Confirmation or order acceptance by us.

2.3 If we accept your offer and create a contract with you we may send other communications confirming your order for Goods or Services and despatch arrangements. An Order Confirmation may not include the term Order Confirmation, but may nevertheless be regarded as an official confirmation of your order. We reserve the right to obtain validation of your credit or debit card details before providing you with any Goods or Services.

2.4 The Order Confirmation will be binding on you unless there is an inadvertent discrepancy between the Goods or Services that you ordered and those detailed in the Order Confirmation. You should notify us as soon as you become aware of any such discrepancy.

2.5 If we cannot supply the Goods ordered by you, we reserve the right to offer alternative Goods of equal or superior quality. Any such changes will be detailed in the Order Confirmation. In such cases, if you do not wish to accept the alternative Goods offered, you may cancel the Order and require the refund of any money paid to us in respect of that Order, including carriage charges. This shall be your sole remedy.

2.6 We make every effort to supply the Goods as advertised but reserve the right to supply the Goods subject to minor variations in actual dimensions and specifications where these are changed by the manufacturer. Images of Goods are provided for illustrative purposes only and the actual Goods you receive may differ from the image displayed in the catalogue or on our website, especially with generic products.

2.7 When you place an order, you are undertaking to us that:

(a) all details you provide to us for the purpose of purchasing Goods or Services are correct, and

(b) the credit or debit card you use to make a purchase from us is your own card, that you are authorised to use it, and that there are sufficient funds or credit facilities to cover the cost of any Goods or Services you order from us.

3. PRICES AND PAYMENT

3.1 Goods and Services, together with VAT, are invoiced at the price prevailing at the time of your Order.

3.2 We reserve the right to vary our prices from time to time and without giving notice.

3.3 When you submit an Order, you will be notified of any additional costs including shipping and handling costs or insurance.

3.4 We will not supply Goods or Services to you until payment has been received in full, unless we have agreed to supply goods and invoice youfor them

3.5 Payment for Goods may be made by cash, cheque, Visa, MasterCard, or connected sub-brands, or by bank transfer.

3.6 If we invoice you for the goods supplied the invoice must be paid in full on or before the 30th day following the date of the invoice; goods supplied will remain the property of Inquit Publishing Ltd. until they are paid for in full.

4. DELIVERY, TITLE AND RISK

4.1 Unless we agree otherwise with you, then we will normally ensure that Goods are delivered to you no later than 30 days from the day after you submitted your Order to us. If we cannot deliver Goods to you within 30 days, then we will give you prior notification and arrange an alternative date. If you do not agree to the alternative date, then you are entitled to cancel the Order and receive a full refund.

4.2 We shall use reasonable endeavours to despatch Goods to you by the estimated delivery date, but we shall not accept liability for failure to deliver within the stated time or on a stated day, where this is caused by circumstances beyond our reasonable control, such as delays caused by delivery companies or manufacturer lead times. You will not be entitled to damages or compensation if delivery of Goods does not occur on the estimated delivery date.

4.3 If a delay is likely, we shall contact you to advise of the delay. You are entitled to cancel an Order when advised of a delay if the revised delivery date is not acceptable to you.

4.4 Delivery is deemed to take place when the Goods are delivered to your nominated address, whereupon the risks of loss, breakage and all damage and all other risks shall pass to you.

4.5 If you cannot accept delivery, we may at our option re-arrange delivery provided that we may charge you for the additional delivery costs incurred.

4.6 Upon delivery of the Goods, you may be asked to sign a Proof of Delivery to acknowledge safe receipt. It is your responsibility to ensure that the number of packages delivered corresponds with the number stated on the delivery note. Where a discrepancy occurs or where there is evident damage to the packaging, you should either note this on the Proof of Delivery or refuse to accept delivery of the Order. Goods may be sent using a service which does not require a proof of delivery; we may still consider that goods have been delivered even though no proof of delivery is available. In the event that you consider that goods have not been delivered we may send replacement goods or provide a refund of the original sum paid at our sole discretion.

4.7 We shall not be liable for discrepancies or damage evident on delivery where you accept delivery and sign the Proof of Delivery without amendment.

4.8 You may request a copy of the Proof of Delivery, provided that this request is made within 7 days of the date of delivery and we shall use reasonable endeavours to provide such proof. If you do not make such a request, or notify us in accordance with clause 4.9 then we shall be entitled to assume that all the Goods in your Order have been delivered successfully.

4.9 You should notify us as soon as possible and in any event no later than 48 hours after delivery in the event that Goods are found to be damaged on delivery, items are missing, the Goods are not as specified in the Order Confirmation or delivery does not take place on the estimated delivery date. If you need to return any Goods, then please see our Returns policy below.

5. RETURNS AND WARRANTIES

5.1 If you need to return Goods to us, then their return must be agreed by us in advance. If goods are accepted for refund the cost of carriage from us to the customer is not refunded; the cost of return carriage from the customer to us is paid by he customer. Except in the case of faulty Goods, returned items not complying with these requirements will be rejected.

5.2 In the event that any Goods Delivered to you do not correspond with the goods in the Order Confirmation, or have been Delivered to you by mistake, then you will be under a duty to take reasonable care of such Goods and to contact us immediately and no later than 14 days after they have been received. We will then arrange for a courier to collect the Goods and replacements to be supplied on a credit and recharge basis.

5.3 If you need to return Goods to us for whatever reason, then please send such items to: Inquit Publishing Ltd, Europa House, Bower Hill Industrial Estate, Epping, Essex, CM16 7BN.

5.4 (a) if we have not demonstrated goods to you, you are entitled to cancel your Order for any reason until, but no later than the end of the 7th Working Day after the day of receipt of the Goods; if we have demonstrated goods to you any return of those goods is at our discretion

(b) You should cancel Goods purchased from us by sending a written notice of cancellation by post or hand delivery addressed to Inquit Publishing Ltd, Europa House, Bower Hill Industrial Estate, Epping, Essex, CM16 7BN, or by fax to 01992 878094 or by e-mail to uksales@inquitaudio.co.uk

(c) On cancellation of an Order, you must return the Goods to us in their original condition and undamaged. When you cancel an order, you will have to pay the carriage costs for returning the Goods to us unless we have not been able to supply the Goods as ordered and have substituted alternative Goods. You must take reasonable care to ensure that the Goods are properly packaged so that they will not be damaged whilst in transit; deductions may be made from any refund for incomplete or damaged goods and/or packaging. If you do not arrange to return the Goods to us, then you are under a duty to make the Goods available for collection at your expense from the address to which they were delivered.

(d) You will not be permitted to cancel a purchase for Software supplied on CD, DVD or other similar storage devices if the Software packaging has been unwrapped or the seal has been broken.

(e) When you cancel an Order, we will refund the price paid, less any direct cost of recovering the Goods

(when applicable), within a period of 30 days from the date of cancellation.

5.5

Whilst in possession of the Goods you are under a statutory duty to take reasonable care of them. We reserve the right to claim against you for Goods returned which have been made unfit for resale or damaged whilst in your possession.

5.6

(a) In the event that Goods are found to be defective at any time within the first 30 days from delivery then please contact our Customer Services team immediately that you become aware of the defect, ensuring that you have the item’s serial number available to provide to our staff. Different manufacturers have differing policies for

dealing with Goods which are termed ‘dead on arrival’, meaning that the Goods are found to be defective either on delivery or very shortly afterwards. We will not charge you for the collection of the Defective Goods. It is your responsibility to package and secure the Goods prior to collection.

(b) We shall at our option repair or replace such Goods (or the defective part) or refund the price of such Goods at the pro-rata contract rate provided that you return the Goods to us with all internal and external parts that were delivered with the Goods.

(c) If we have arranged for a courier collection of your product, this will normally occur between 9.00am and 5.30pm. We are unable to specify a precise collection time, and it is your responsibility to ensure that someone will be present at the collection address when the courier arrives.

(d) On receipt by us of the returned Goods, if following the testing process the Goods are found to be in good working order without defect, we will return the Goods to you, and the carriage costs of this return will be your responsibility. Please note that if you have, in the meantime, required us to provide you with replacement Goods before completion of the testing process, you will be liable to pay for these Goods. If, when we examine the Goods, it is evident that the defect has arisen because you have failed to follow our or the manufacturer’s instructions as to the storage, installation, commissioning, use or maintenance of the Goods, or if you have altered the Goods without our consent then we reserve the right to refuse or limit any refund.

(e) You should note that we adhere to individual manufacturers’ guidelines in respect of acceptable deviation of quality of certain items. Therefore, we reserve the right not to accept Goods considered by you to be defective if the error or fault is within the manufacturer’s accepted manufacturing tolerances. If you have any doubt, please contact our Customer Services. As an example, due to the current manufacturing methods of active matrix display panels, a small percentage of sub-pixel anomalies (i.e. a pixel that is stuck on or off) are accepted by the industry as unavoidable. Accordingly, because the manufacturing yield of perfect active matrix panels is low, displays may have some sub-pixels that are either always on or off. The cost of accepting only theoretically perfect displays would almost double the price of a portable computer using an LCD screen. Please be aware of this before purchasing a TFT screen.

5.7

(a) If Goods become faulty more than 30 days after delivery then you are advised to contact the manufacturer and use their warranty procedure. Unless otherwise stated in the manufacturer's documentation, all Goods will carry a manufacturer's warranty. If you wish to make a warranty claim, you should comply with the manufacturer's instructions and warranty procedure. In order to resolve your problem as quickly as possible, we are happy to refer you to the product manufacturer who will deal directly with the return. In these instances, we will provide you with the contact information for the relevant manufacturer. This does not affect your statutory rights.

(b) You should note that certain Goods have a reduced warranty period. In particular, Goods specified as ‘refurbished’ are only subject to a 3-month warranty from the date of delivery. Your statutory rights are not affected when you purchase such Goods.

5.8

(a) If you purchase Services from us, then we shall use our skill and expertise to carry out the Services to a standard equivalent to that of a competent professional, and shall warrant our work as free from defects, for a period of 30 days after completion. In particular, we cannot be held responsible for any fault or damage not caused by our services engineers or their contracted agents. In the event of a claim arising relating to the level of skill and judgement applied in the course of providing Services, we reserve at our sole discretion the right to appoint an independent expert in the field to appraise the work carried out in the execution of the Service(s).

(b) We accept no liability for equipment installed or configured by us when the equipment has subsequently been altered or configured by persons other than ourselves or our agents. Except as set out here, all other express or implied terms or warranties relating to the Services are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.

6. OUR LIABILITY

6.1 To the fullest extent permissible under applicable law, we disclaim any and all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, in relation to our Goods or Services. This does not affect your statutory rights as a consumer, nor does it affect your right to cancel an Order. We will not be liable, in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), pre-contract or other representations (other than fraudulent or negligent misrepresentations) or otherwise out of or in connection with the Terms for:

(a) any economic losses (including without limitation loss of revenues, profits, contracts, business or anticipated savings); or

(b) any loss of goodwill or reputation; or

(c) any special or indirect losses suffered or incurred by that party arising out of or in connection with the provisions of any matter under the Terms.

6.2 Nothing in the Terms shall exclude or limit our liability for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence or that of our servants, agents or employees.

7. FORCE MAJEURE

7.1 We shall not be liable to you or be deemed to be in breach of contract by reason of any delay in performing or any failure to perform any of our obligations in respect of the Goods or Services, if the delay or failure was due to any cause beyond our reasonable control. Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, the following shall be regarded as causes beyond our reasonable control: act of God, explosion, flood, tempest, fire or accident; war, threat of war, sabotage, insurrection, civil disturbance or requisition; acts, restrictions, regulations, bye-laws, prohibitions or measures of any kind on the part of any governmental, parliamentary or local authority; import or export regulations or embargoes; strikes, lock-outs or other industrial actions or trade disputes (whether involving our employees or of a third party); difficulty in obtaining materials, labour or machinery; and power failure or breakdown in machinery.

7.2 If we are unable to provide you with your Goods within a reasonable time due to circumstances outside our control, we shall either agree a new timescale with you for the delivery of the Goods or either of us may decide to terminate the Order in which case we will return any prepayments that you have made in full.

8. ERRORS & OMISSIONS

8.1 We make every effort to ensure that all prices and descriptions quoted in our catalogue and on our website are correct and accurate. In the case of a manifest error or omission, we will be entitled to rescind the contract, notwithstanding that we may already have accepted your Order and/or received payment from you. Our liability in that event will be limited to the return of any money that you have paid in respect of the Order. In the case of a manifest error in relation to price, you will be entitled to purchase the Goods or Services by paying the difference between the quoted price and the correct price, as confirmed in writing by us after the manifest error has been discovered. A 'manifest error', as the term is used in this paragraph, means, in relation to an incorrect price, a price quoted in error by us which is more than 10% less than the price that would have been quoted had the mistake not been made.

9. DATA PROTECTION

9.1 We will not share your personal information with anyone else except as is necessary to fulfill the Order by giving details to external contractors such as couriers, or when required to do so by law. Any information kept by us will be held securely; credit card details are not held by Inquit Publishing Ltd. except as generated by credit card terminals but by external contractors accredited by card issuers under DSS PCI and other regulations.

9.2 Please note that we may record and monitor inbound and outbound calls and electronic traffic for training purposes.

10. TRADE NAMES & TRADE MARKS

10.1 Trade names and marks (other than ours) are not always indications of the actual manufacturer of a particular product and may rather be indicative of general use systems and machines associated with such products.

10.2 In the case of component purchases, if you require a particular brand of product should, then before placing an order, please check with us to confirm the identity of the manufacturer of the component that you are proposing to purchase.

10.3 Both parties hereby acknowledge the intellectual property rights of suppliers and manufacturers of the Goods appearing in our sales literature and on our website.

11. GENERAL TERMS OF BUSINESS

11.1 Nothing in these Terms affects your statutory rights as a consumer.

11.2 Any variation of this Agreement must be in writing and signed by a duly authorised Inquit Publishing Ltd. official.

11.3 We will usually only supply customers in EU and EEA countries and Switzerland.

11.4 You must not transfer any contract made with us under these Terms, as it is personal to you, without written authority from us. This authority will not be refused without good reason.

11.5 If any part of these Terms shall be deemed unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed to be severable from the Terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any of the remaining provisions of the Terms.

11.6 No waiver by us shall be construed as a waiver of any proceeding or succeeding breach of any provision.

11.7 You confirm that, in agreeing to accept the Terms, you have not relied on any representation save insofar as the same has expressly been made a part of these Terms and you agree that you shall have no remedy in respect of any representation. Nothing in these Terms shall limit or exclude our liability in respect of any fraudulent or negligent misrepresentation whether or not such has become a part of the Terms.

11.8 These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and you irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.

11.9 The registered office for Inquit Publishing Ltd. is 20 Kings Lynn Road, Hunstanton, PE36 5HP, a Company registered in England no. 3389900, Director N Hayes.
The trading address is: Inquit Audio, Brickfield House, High Road, Epping, Essex, CM16 6TH.


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