Terms & Conditions
LAST UPDATED: AUGUST 2018
Company and Contact Information
We are Urban Cottage Industries Ltd.
- Telephone: 0207 193 2119. Email [email protected].
- Registered office: Old Trouser Factory, Greenhill Industrial Estate, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge, HX7 5QF.
- Registered in: England and Wales, company number 07211785.
- VAT registration number: GB 988655736.
Urban Cottage Industries Ltd and its directors, shareholders and employees are domiciled in the UK for corporation, income and capital gains tax.
Our Terms and Conditions of Sale and our Website Terms and Conditions are set out below. If you have any queries about the terms and conditions please contact us
General Terms and Conditions of Sale
These General Terms and Conditions (‘the General Conditions’) apply to all sales made by Urban Cottage Industries Ltd (UCI), whether trading as Urban Cottage Industries or Factorylux or otherwise. For the avoidance of doubt, these General Conditions apply to all sales, including:
- ‘consumer’ and ‘non-consumer’ sales, though differing provisions are made in relation to some matters; and
- sales made electronically (online, email, etc), or in person, or by any other means.
UCI reminds you (‘the Customer’) of its duty to supply goods which conform to the contract. Most importantly, the goods supplied must: correspond with their description; be of satisfactory quality (including fitness for purpose, appearance and finish, safety and durability); and correspond with any sample in terms of quality.
1. Application and Interpretation
1.1. Subject to clause 1.3, these General Conditions, the Customer’s order (but excluding any Customer terms and conditions) and UCI’s acceptance of the order constitute the entire agreement and understanding of the parties.
1.2. All sales contracts and these General Conditions are governed by and interpreted in accordance with English law and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts in relation to disputes.
1.3. For Customers to whom credit is extended (‘Account Customers’) and Customers who market and distribute UCI’s goods (‘Distributor Customers’), these General conditions only apply insofar as the applicable credit and/or distributor agreements do not make alternative provision.
2. Samples, Descriptions and Quotations
2.1. UCI retains title in all sample goods. Samples should be returned in the same condition they were received, fair wear and tear excepted. The Customer is responsible for loss or damage to samples from when they are received by the Customer to when they are received by UCI; unless UCI arranges return carriage when risk passes when the samples are collected from the Customer.
2.2. Descriptions, illustrations and particulars of weight, size and performance made or given by UCI in relation to goods are by way of general description and approximate only. They do not form part of the sales contract.
2.3. UCI reserves the right to change the specification of the goods:
2.3.1. to improve technical or other performance;
2.3.2. to comply with British, European or international standards;
2.3.3. where UCI’s suppliers change the specification of the components incorporated into the goods.
2.4. UCI reserves the right to change the specification without prior notification or public announcement.
2.5. Any typographical or other accidental error in any product description, illustration, particular, quotation, order acceptance, or other document shall be subject to correction without any liability on the part of the UCI.
2.6. Nothing in clauses 2.2 to 2.5 obliges the Customer to accept goods which do not reasonably conform to the sales contract.
2.7. Unless agreed in writing, all quotations issued by UCI are valid for a period of two months from the day on which the quotation was issued.
3. Orders, Prices and Payment
3.1. No order submitted by the Customer shall be deemed accepted by UCI unless and until confirmed in writing by UCI. UCI’s acceptance of the Customer’s order brings into existence a legally binding sales contract.
3.2. The price of goods are those applicable at the date of confirmation. All invoices are issued in pounds sterling (GBP) or Euros (EUR) and are payable in the currency in the invoice.
3.3. Agreed prices are based on the quantities ordered. UCI reserves the right to vary the price if the Customer does not take delivery of the quantity ordered or the contract is cancelled in relation to some of the goods under clauses 5 or 6 such as to reduce the quantity ordered.
3.4. UCI must receive payment of the whole of the price of the goods ordered before any goods are dispatched or made available for collection.
3.5. Where the goods are dispatched or collected without payment being received or where the payment is subject to chargeback or other recovery, time for payment is of the essence and UCI is entitled to bring an action for the price whether or not the title in the goods has passed.
3.6. In the event of late or non-payment, UCI has the right to charge interest in accordance with the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998.
4. Cancellation Rights - UCI
4.1. UCI has the right to cancel the contract where:
4.1.1. one or more of the goods ordered was listed or quoted at an incorrect price due to a typographical, clerical or other accidental error;
4.1.2. UCI has insufficient stock to meet the order and obtaining or manufacturing the goods is not commercially reasonable given the delivery date required by the Customer; or
4.1.3. it is not commercially reasonable to arrange delivery to the Customer.
4.2. If UCI cancels the contract, it will notify the Customer in writing and refund all payments as soon as possible but in any event within seven days of the cancellation.
4.3. UCI is not obliged to offer or pay any compensation for consequential losses or disappointment suffered as a result of its cancelling of the contract.
5. Cancellation Rights - ‘Consumer’ Customers
5.1. The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 (SI 2013/2134) give a Customer who is a Consumer minimum rights in relation to cancellation. UCI extends the rights in the Regulations as follows:
5.1.1. the cancellation rights apply to on-premises and off-premises contracts as they apply to distance contracts; and
5.1.2. the cancellation period is extended such that the Customer must notify UCI within 28 days of receiving the goods.
5.2. The Customer is responsible for the costs of returning the goods and the risk of loss or damage to the goods until they are received by UCI.
5.3. UCI will refund all payments as soon as possible after the goods are received and in any event within seven days of their receipt. UCI will not impose any charge, whether for refund, handling, restocking or otherwise.
5.4. UCI may at its discretion accept the cancellation of the contract in relation to: used goods; goods made to the Customer’s specification; and returns notified outside the 28 day period in Clause 5.1.2.
6. Cancellation Rights - ‘non-Consumer’ Customers
6.1. Although the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 (SI 2013/2134) do not apply to non-consumers, UCI may at its discretion (and subject to clause 6.3) accept the cancellation of the contract in relation to stock items and goods made to the Customer’s specification.
6.2. If UCI exercises its discretion to accept cancellation of the contract in relation to some or all of the goods, it may impose a reasonable charge to cover handling and re-stocking.
6.3. Since goods which incorporate Xicato light sources are specifically manufactured to the Customer’s specifications, the Customer has no right to cancel the sales contract in these goods.
7. Title, Risk, Carriage and Delivery
7.1. Title in the goods passes when payment in full is received for the goods or when the goods are manufactured to the Customer’s specifications, whichever is later.
7.2. Where UCI has agreed to arrange carriage:
7.2.1. goods for customers in the UK will be dispatched carriage paid;
7.2.2. goods for customers outside the UK will be subject to a charge for carriage;
7.2.3. UCI shall be entitled to determine the manner of carriage of the goods and make partial deliveries;
7.2.4. delivery is made and risk in the goods passes when the goods are received by the Customer or delivered in accordance with the Customer’s instructions.
7.3. Where UCI has not agreed to arrange carriage, the goods are supplied on an ex works basis and delivery is made and risk passes when the goods are collected by the Customer or its carrier.
7.4. Except where a later date is agreed, delivery will be made as soon as possible after payment is received. Delivery dates shall be treated as being approximate and UCI is not liable for any delay in delivery, provided that it uses commercially reasonable efforts to deliver the goods as agreed.
7.5. UCI reserves the right to charge for any special packaging, handling or delivery arrangements required by the Customer.
7.6. If the goods delivered are damaged, or incorrect goods are delivered, UCI shall have no liability to the Customer unless notified of the problem within seven days of delivery.
7.7. If the Customer notifies UCI of a problem in relation to damaged or incorrect goods and the problem is evidenced to the reasonable satisfaction of UCI, UCI’s only obligation at the Customer’s option will be:
7.7.1. to make good any shortage or non-delivery;
7.7.2. to replace or repair any goods that are damaged or defective; or
7.7.3. to refund to the Customer the amount paid for the relevant goods.
8.1. Goods are supplied for export from the United Kingdom. UCI makes no representation and accepts no liability in relation to the export and import of the goods bought by the Customer.
8.2. The Customer is responsible for ensuring the products can be exported and imported in accordance with the Customer’s requirements. The Customer is responsible for obtaining and meeting the administrative requirements and financial cost in relation to permits, licences, duties, taxes etc.
9.1. Subject to clauses 9.3 to 9.6, UCI warrants that at the date of delivery, the goods will be free from defects in material and workmanship for the relevant warranty period in clause 9.2.
9.2. The relevant warranty periods are:
9.2.1. for all goods except for light sources, two years;
9.2.2. for all non-Xicato and non-Optoga light sources, 50% of the rated life; or
9.2.3. for all Xicato light sources, a Colour Consistency and Lumen Maintenance warranty on the same terms to that offered by Xicato; or
9.2.4. for all Optoga light sources, a Lumen Maintenance warranty on the same terms to that offered by Optoga.
9.3. The warranty does not apply to:
9.3.1. any defect resulting from a failure to follow UCI’s instructions or competent practice (including applicable local electrical safety standards and wiring regulations) in relation to storage, assembly, installation, maintenance or use;
9.3.2. any defect resulting from: excessive wear and tear, neglect, carelessness, accidental damage or similar;
9.3.3. any defect resulting from alteration, modification or attempted repair not authorised by UCI;
9.3.4. any defect resulting from exposure to abnormal environmental conditions, including: excessive heat or humidity, exposure to salt laden air, pressure washing or mechanical cleaning, improper exposure to cleaning products or other chemicals and solvents, etc.
9.3.5. goods which have damaged or removed serial numbers or identification labelling.
9.4. Customers wishing to make a warranty claim should notify UCI within seven days of the discovery of the defect. If UCI is notified of a claim by a Customer:
9.4.1. the Customer shall allow UCI reasonable opportunity to inspect and test the goods in situ under normal operating conditions;
9.4.2. where UCI requests that any goods be removed and returned, the Customer shall be liable for the costs of removing the goods and, subject to clause 9.5.2, the cost of returning of the goods;
9.5. Where UCI, having inspected the goods in situ or having had them returned, decides at its sole discretion that the warranty claim is valid:
9.5.1. UCI will at its sole discretion and without charge: repair the defective goods or provide replacement goods;
9.5.2. refund the Customer the reasonable costs of the return carriage of the goods and bear the costs of carriage to the Customer of the repaired or replacement goods;
9.5.3. UCI shall not be liable for the costs of installing repaired or replacement goods;
9.5.4. UCI shall not be liable for any other costs, including but not limited to costs caused by the removal or installation; loss of profits; loss of business, reputation or goodwill; and special, indirect or consequential loss or damage;
9.5.5. where the goods are repaired or replaced, the repaired or replaced goods shall as far as reasonably possible match the specification of the original goods;
9.6. No warranty is given as to whether or not the goods infringe any third party intellectual property rights.
10. Limitation of Liability and Remedies
10.1. The following sets out UCI’s liability to the Customer in respect of or in connection with the supply or any failure to supply goods under these General Conditions, whether in contract or tort, including negligence, and are the Customer’s sole remedies in respect of any act or default on the part of UCI.
10.2. UCI accepts liability for death or personal injury resulting from: its negligence; for any breach by it of the implied terms of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 or, for Consumers, the Consumer Rights Act 2015; for fraud or for fraudulent misrepresentation; and for any other liability which cannot be excluded by law.
10.3. UCI accepts liability for direct physical damage to the tangible property of the Customer to the extent that it is caused by the negligence of UCI, subject to the exclusions set out below up to a maximum limit of £2,000,000 in aggregate.
10.4. UCI does not accept liability for:
10.4.1. any loss of profits; loss of anticipated savings; loss of business, reputation or goodwill (even where these arise from a breach of these General Conditions); and
10.4.2. special, indirect or consequential loss or expenses, even if such loss or expense is foreseeable by or in the contemplation of UCI;
10.4.3. any claim made against the Customer by any other person.
10.5. Except as expressly stated in this Clause all conditions and warranties implied, statutory or otherwise are excluded to the maximum extent permitted by law.
10.6. Except as provided in Clauses 9 and 10.2 and 10.3, UCI’s total liability in respect of any one default will not exceed 300% of the total purchase price of all the goods in respect of which UCI is in default. If a number of defaults give rise to substantially the same loss or are attributable to the same or similar cause, then they will be regarded as giving rise to only one claim. UCI will be given a reasonable opportunity to remedy any default.
11.1. Without prejudice to any other right or remedy, a party not in breach will be entitled to consider the other party in breach and may promptly terminate any contract and/or suspend any further deliveries and bring an action for the price whether or not the title in the goods has passed if:
11.1.1. a party commits a material breach of the contract and fails to remedy the same within 14 days of receiving written notice to remedy from the other party (however, late payment requires no such notice for there to be such a breach); or
11.1.2. either party or its parent or subsidiary companies as defined in Part 38 of the Companies Act 2006 makes any voluntary arrangement with creditors or becomes subject to an administration order, or if an individual or firm, becomes bankrupt or, if a company, goes into liquidation (otherwise than for the purposes of amalgamation or reconstruction); or
11.1.3. a receiver or administrative receiver is appointed over, or an encumbrancer takes possession of any of a party’s property or assets or the property or assets of its parent or subsidiary companies or a party ceases trading or threatens to cease trading or any distress or execution is levied on a party, its goods or assets; or
11.1.4. a party has reasonable cause to believe that any of these events is about to occur to the other party.
12. General Matters
12.1. Neither party shall be liable to the other for any breach arising from events beyond the reasonable control of the other party or its sub-contractors or suppliers including but not limited to acts of God, war, riot, fire, strikes, terrorism, lock-outs or other forms of industrial action.
12.2. These General Conditions may not be amended, varied or modified except in writing signed by a duly authorised officer or representative of each of the parties.
12.3. Failure or delay by a party in enforcing or partially enforcing any provision of these General Conditions shall not be construed as a waiver of any of its rights under any contract.
12.4. If any provision of these General Conditions is found to be invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part, the validity of the other provisions and the remainder of the provision in question shall not be affected by that invalidity or unenforceability.
12.5. Any terms and conditions which by their nature extend beyond expiration or termination of these General Conditions shall survive and remain in effect.
12.6. These General Conditions are not intended to be for the benefit of, and shall not be enforceable by any person who is not named at the date which the order is placed, under the Contract (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 or otherwise and neither party can declare itself a trustee of the rights under it for the benefit of any third party.
12.7. Any other terms and conditions or provisions proposed by the Customer whether orally or in writing shall be of no effect and the acceptance of the order and supply of the goods by UCI shall not constitute acceptance of such terms and conditions or provisions.
Website Terms and Conditions
We own and operate this website ('Site'). Your use of the Site is subject to these Terms. By using the Site, you will be deemed to have accepted and agreed to be bound by these Terms. We may make changes to these Terms from time to time and notify you by posting the revised version on the Site. You can determine when we last changed these Terms by referring to the 'LAST UPDATED' statement above. Your use of the Site following changes to these Terms will constitute your acceptance of those changes.
We reserve the right to restrict your access to the Site or part of it. Access to restricted areas of the Site may be subject to registration and other conditions. If we grant you permission to access a restricted area, we may withdraw that permission at any time.
We try to ensure that the Site is available at all times. However, we cannot guarantee that the Site or any individual function or feature of the Site will always be available and/or error free. In particular, the Site may be unavailable during periods when we are implementing upgrades or carrying out essential maintenance.
The intellectual property rights in the Site and all of the text, pictures, videos and other content made available on it are owned by us and our licensors. Where we own the intellectual property rights, we licence them under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. If you want to use any content commercially, please email us at [email protected] and we will confirm whether we are willing to waive the non-commercial condition.
We provide the Site on an 'as is' basis and make no representations as to the quality, completeness or accuracy of any content on the Site. To the maximum extent permitted by law, we expressly exclude:
- all conditions, warranties and other terms that might otherwise be implied by law into these Terms; and
- any and all liability to you, whether arising under these Terms or otherwise in connection with your use of the Site
The foregoing is a comprehensive limitation of liability that applies to all damages of any kind, including (without limitation) compensatory, direct, indirect or consequential damages, loss of data, income or profit, loss of or damage to property and claims of third parties. However, nothing in these Terms is intended to exclude or limit any liability that may not by law be excluded or limited, and in particular none of the exclusions and limitations are intended to limit any rights you may have as a consumer under local law or other statutory rights which may not be excluded, nor in any way to exclude or limit our liability to you for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence or that of our employees or agents.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, we grant the operators of public online search engines limited permission to use search retrieval applications to reproduce materials from the Site for the sole purpose of and solely to the extent necessary for creating publicly available searchable indices of such materials solely in connection with each operator's public online search service. We reserve the right to revoke these exceptions either generally or in specific instances.
The Site provides links to other websites and online resources. We are not responsible for and do not endorse such external sites or resources. Your use of third party websites and resources is at your own risk. We may collect and use information about you in accordance with our privacy and cookies policy. You can view a copy of this policy here.