Online General Terms and Conditions of Sale of John Rigby & Co. (Gunmakers) Ltd

1. OUR TERMS

1.1.     What these terms cover. These are the terms and conditions on which we supply products to you via our online store, whether these are goods or services.

1.2.     Why you should read them. Please read these terms carefully before you submit your order to us. These terms tell you who we are, how we will provide products to you, how you and we may change or end the contract, what to do if there is a problem and other important information. If you think that there is a mistake in these terms, please contact us to discuss.

2. INFORMATION ABOUT US AND HOW TO CONTACT US

2.1.     Who we are. We are John Rigby & Co. (Gunmakers) Ltd a company registered in England and Wales. Our company registration number is 08493364 and our registered office is at 13 – 19 Pensbury Place, London, SW8 4TP (“our premises”). Our registered VAT number is GB162046337 .

2.2.     How to contact us. You can contact us by telephoning our customer service team at +44 207 720 0757 or by writing to us at rigby@johnrigbyandco.com and at our registered address set out at clause 2.1.

2.3.     How we may contact you. If we have to contact you we will do so by telephone or by writing to you at the email address or postal address you provided to us in your order.

2.4.     “Writing” includes emails. When we use the words “writing” or “written” in these terms, this includes emails.

3. OUR CONTRACT WITH YOU

3.1.     How we will accept your order. Our acceptance of your order will take place when we email you to accept it, at which point a contract will come into existence between you and us.

3.2.     If we cannot accept your order. If we are unable to accept your order, we will inform you of this and will not charge you for the product. This might be for a number of reasons, including but not limited to because the product is out of stock, because of unexpected limits on our resources which we could not reasonably plan for, because we have identified an error in the price or description of the product or because we are unable to meet a delivery deadline you have specified.

3.3.     Your order number. We will assign an order number to your order and tell you what it is when we accept your order. It will help us if you can tell us the order number whenever you contact us about your order.

4. OUR PRODUCTS

4.1.     Products may vary slightly from their pictures. The images of the products on our website are for illustrative purposes only. Although we have made every effort to display the colours accurately, we cannot guarantee that a device’s display of the colours accurately reflects the colour of the products. Your product may vary slightly from those images. Although we have made every effort to be as accurate as possible, because some of the products for sale are handmade, the sizes, weights, capacities, dimensions and measurements indicated on our website may be subject to minor variations.

4.2.     Product packaging may vary. The packaging of the product may vary from that shown in images on our website.

5. PROVIDING THE PRODUCTS

5.1.     Delivery costs. The costs of delivery will be as displayed to you on our website.

5.2.     Delivery and returns information.

(a)       UK and International Delivery Charges

(i)        Standard shipping charges. Subject to the exceptions listed below or otherwise indicated on the online store, shipping charges are in addition to the price quoted in the online store and are as follows:

  1. UK standard delivery: £8
  2. European standard delivery: £12
  3. Parcelforce World Zone 1: £18
  4. Parcelforce World Zone 2: £22

For more information on Parcelforce Worldwide delivery zones, visit www.royalmail.com. If you would like to use an alternative delivery method, please contact us.

(ii)       Exceptions

  1. Heavy orders. Orders containing heavier items will be subject to an additional delivery charge of £6 for UK standard delivery. For shipping outside the UK, delivery for such orders will be charged by final volume and weight. In these cases, if the shipping charge payable according to weight and volume is higher than that quoted at the time of checkout, we will contact you before dispatching your order.
  2. Items subject to additional shipping times and costs. Some products listed for sale on our website are subject to longer than usual delivery times due to their manufacturing process or location. We will contact you once you have placed your order to confirm shipping costs for such items, which may differ from those quoted during the online checkout process if the order was placed using the Rigby website.
  3. Sports optics. Within the UK, orders of Leica Sport Optics will be sent by Royal Mail special delivery at a rate of £15 per item, unless otherwise agreed in advance between the purchaser and Rigby.

(iii)      Orders requiring proof of age. Some products listed on our website may only be sold to persons over the age of 18. When you checkout with one of these products, a member of the Rigby team will call you to obtain proof of age before the order is dispatched. If proof cannot be given to Rigby’s satisfaction, we will not dispatch the age-restricted item and the purchase price paid for it will be refunded to you.

5.3.     When we will provide the products. During the order process we will let you know when we will provide the products to you. If the products are ongoing services or subscriptions, we will also tell you during the order process when and how you can end the contract.

5.4.     We are not responsible for delays outside our control. If our supply of the products is delayed by an event outside our control then we will contact you as soon as possible to let you know and we will take reasonable steps to minimise the effect of the delay. Provided we do this we will not be liable for delays caused by the event, but if there is a high risk of substantial delay you may contact us to end the contract and receive a refund for any products you have paid for but not received.

5.5.     Collection by you. If you have asked to collect the products from our premises, you can collect them from us at any time during our working hours of 9.30am to 6pm on weekdays (excluding public holidays).

5.6.     If you are not at home when the product is delivered. If no one is available at your address to take delivery and the products cannot be posted through your letterbox, we will leave you a note informing you of how to rearrange delivery.

5.7.     If you do not re-arrange delivery. If you do not collect the products from us as arranged or if, after a failed delivery to you, you do not re-arrange delivery or collect them from our premises we will contact you for further instructions and may charge you for storage costs and any further delivery costs. If, despite our reasonable efforts, we are unable to contact you or re-arrange delivery or collection we may end the contract and clause 8.2 will apply.

5.8.     Your legal rights if we deliver goods late. You have legal rights if we deliver any goods late. If we miss a specified delivery deadline for any goods then you may treat the contract as at an end straight away if any of the following apply:

(b)       we have refused to deliver the goods;

(c)       delivery within the delivery deadline was essential (taking into account all the relevant circumstances); or

(d)       you told us when you placed your order and before we accepted your order that delivery within the delivery deadline was essential.

5.9.     Setting a new deadline for delivery. If you do not wish to treat the contract as at an end straight away, or do not have the right to do so under clause 7.8, you can give us a new deadline for delivery, which must be reasonable, and you can treat the contract as at an end if we do not meet the new deadline.

5.10.   Ending the contract for late delivery. If you do choose to treat the contract as at an end for late delivery under clause 7.8 or clause 5.8, you can cancel your order for any of the goods or reject goods that have been delivered. If you wish, you can reject or cancel the order for some of those goods (not all of them), unless splitting them up would significantly reduce their value. After that we will refund any sums you have paid to us for the cancelled goods and their delivery. If the goods have been delivered to you, you must either return them in person to where you bought them, post them back to us or (if they are not suitable for posting) allow us to collect them from you. We will pay the costs of postage or collection. Please call customer services on +44 207 720 0757 or email us at rigby@johnrigbyandco.com for a return label or to arrange collection.

5.11.   When you become responsible for the goods. A product which is goods will be your responsibility from the time we deliver the product to the address you gave us or you or a carrier organised by you collects it from us.

5.12.   When you own goods. You own a product which is goods once we have received payment in full.

5.13.   What will happen if you do not give required information to us. We may need certain information from you so that we can supply the products to you, for example, your personal details. If so, this will have been stated in the description of the products on our website. We will contact you to ask for this information. If you do not give us this information within a reasonable time of us asking for it, or if you give us incomplete or incorrect information, we may either end the contract (and clause 8.2 will apply) or make an additional charge of a reasonable sum to compensate us for any extra work that is required as a result. We will not be responsible for supplying the products late or not supplying any part of them if this is caused by you not giving us the information we need within a reasonable time of us asking for it.

5.14.   Reasons we may suspend the supply of products to you. We may have to suspend the supply of a product to:

(a)       deal with technical problems or make minor technical changes;

(b)       update the product to reflect changes in relevant laws and regulatory requirements;

(c)       make changes to the product as requested by you or notified by us to you (see clause 1).

6. YOUR RIGHTS TO END THE CONTRACT

6.1.     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 what you have bought is faulty or misdescribed you may have a legal right to end the contract (or to get a service re-performed or to get some or all of your money back), see clause 9;

(b)       if you want to end the contract because of something we have done or have told you we are going to do, see clause 6.2;

(c)       if you have just changed your mind about the product, see clause 6.3. 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 goods;

(d)       in all other cases (if we are not at fault and there is no right to change your mind), see clause 6.6.

6.2.     Ending the contract because of something we have done or are going to do. If you are ending a 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 1.1);

(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;

(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 (including because we have delivered late (see clause 7.8).

6.3.     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.

6.4.     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)       any bespoke products or products involving bespoke engraving;

(b)       services, once these have been completed, even if the cancellation period is still running;

(c)       products sealed for health protection or hygiene purposes, once these have been unsealed after you receive them;

(d)       sealed audio or sealed video recordings or sealed computer software, once these products are unsealed after you receive them; and

(e)       any products which become mixed inseparably with other items after their delivery.

6.5.     How long do I have to change my mind? How long you have depends on what you have ordered and how it is delivered.

(a)       Have you bought services (for example, our gun provenance research service)? If so, you have 14 days after the day we email you to confirm we accept your order. However, once we have completed the services you cannot change your mind, even if the period is still running. If you cancel after we have started the services, you must pay us for the services provided up until the time you tell us that you have changed your mind.

(b)       Have you bought goods (for example, clothing)? If so you have 14 days after the day you (or someone you nominate) receives the goods, unless:

(i)        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 goods.

(ii)       Your goods are for regular delivery over a set period. In this case you have until 14 days after the day you (or someone you nominate) receives the first delivery of the goods.

6.6.     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 6.1), you can still end the contract before it is completed, but you may have to pay us compensation. A contract for goods is completed when the product is delivered and paid for. A contract for services is completed when we have finished providing the services and you have paid for them. If you want to end a contract before it is completed where we are not at fault and you have not changed your mind, 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 (or, if you have not made an advance payment, charge you) reasonable compensation for the net costs we will incur as a result of your ending the contract depending on the date on which you end the contract.

7. HOW TO END THE CONTRACT WITH US (INCLUDING IF YOU HAVE CHANGED YOUR MIND)

7.1.     Tell us you want to end the contract. To end the contract with us, please let us know by doing one of the following:

(a)       Phone or email. Call customer services on +44 207 720 0757 or email us at rigby@johnrigbyandco.com. Please provide your name, home address, details of the order (including order number) and, where available, your phone number and email address.

(b)       By post. Simply write to us at 13-19 Pensbury Place, London SW8 4TP, United Kingdom, including details of what you bought, when you ordered or received it and your name and address.

7.2.     Returning products after ending the contract. If you end the contract for any reason after products have been dispatched to you or you have received them, you must return them to us. You must either return the goods in person to where you bought them, post them back to us at 13 – 19 Pensbury Place, London, SW8 4TP or (if they are not suitable for posting) allow us to collect them from you. Please call us on +44 207 720 0757 or email us at rigby@johnrigbyandco.com for a return label or to arrange collection. If you are exercising your right to change your mind you must send off the goods within 14 days of telling us you wish to end the contract.

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

(a)       if the products are faulty or misdescribed; or

(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

In all other circumstances (including where you are exercising your right to change your mind) you must pay the costs of return.

7.4.     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 the same as our charges for delivery, see 5.2.

7.5.     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.

7.6.     Deductions from refunds if you are exercising your right to change your mind. 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 goods, if this has been caused by your handling them in a way which would not be permitted in a shop. If we refund you the price paid before we are able to inspect the goods 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.

(c)       Where the product is a service, we may deduct from any refund an amount for the supply of the service for the period for which it was supplied, ending with the time when you told us you had changed your mind. The amount will be in proportion to what has been supplied, in comparison with the full coverage of the contract.

7.7.     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 then:

(a)       If the products are goods and we have not offered to collect them, 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. For information about how to return a product to us, see clause 9.8.

(b)       In all other cases, your refund will be made within 14 days of your telling us you have changed your mind.

8. OUR RIGHTS TO END THE CONTRACT

8.1.     We may end the contract if you break it. We may end the contract for a product at any time by writing to you if:

(a)      you do not, within a reasonable time of us asking for it, provide us with information that is necessary for us to provide the products, for example, information to be included in an engraving or other information required for bespoke products. or

(b)       you do not, within a reasonable time, allow us to deliver the products to you or collect them from us.

8.2.     You must compensate us if you break the contract. If we end the contract in the situations set out in clause 8.1 we will refund any money you have paid in advance for products we have not provided but we may deduct or charge you reasonable compensation for the net costs we will incur as a result of your breaking the contract.

8.3.     We may withdraw the product. We may write to you to let you know that we are going to stop providing the product. We will let you know as soon as reasonably practicable in advance of our stopping the supply of the product and will refund any sums you have paid in advance for products which will not be provided.

9. IF THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH THE PRODUCT

9.1.     How to tell us about problems. If you have any questions or complaints about the product, please contact us. You can telephone our customer service team at +44 207 720 0757 or write to us at rigby@johnrigbyandco.com and 13 – 19 Pensbury Place, London, SW8 4TP, United Kingdom. Alternatively, please speak to one of our staff at the showroom.

9.2.     Summary of your legal rights. We are under a legal duty to supply products that are in conformity with this contract. See the box below for a summary of your key legal rights in relation to the product. Nothing in these terms will affect your legal rights.

Summary of your key legal rights

This is a summary of your key legal rights. 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.

If your product is goods, for example furniture, 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:

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

If your product is services, for example our gun provenance research service, the Consumer Rights Act 2015 says:

  • you can ask us to repeat or fix a service if it’s not carried out with reasonable care and skill, or get some money back if we can’t fix it.
  • if you haven’t agreed a price upfront, what you’re asked to pay must be reasonable.
  • if you haven’t agreed a time upfront, it must be carried out within a reasonable time.

9.3.     Your obligation to return rejected products. If you wish to exercise your legal rights to reject products you must either return them in person to where you bought them, post them back to us or (if they are not suitable for posting) allow us to collect them from you. We will pay the costs of postage or collection. Please call customer services on +44 207 720 0757 or email us at rigby@johnrigbyandco.com for a return label or to arrange collection.

10. PRICE AND PAYMENT

10.1.   Where to find the price for the product. The price of the product (which includes VAT) will be the price indicated on the order pages when you placed your order. We use our best efforts to ensure that the price of the product advised to you is correct. However please see clause 10.3 for what happens if we discover an error in the price of the product you order.

10.2.   We will pass on changes in the rate of VAT. If the rate of VAT changes between your order date and the date we supply the product, we will adjust the rate of VAT that you pay, unless you have already paid for the product in full before the change in the rate of VAT takes effect.

10.3.   What happens if we got the price wrong. It is always possible that, despite our best efforts, some of the products we sell may be incorrectly priced. We will normally check prices before accepting your order so that, where the product’s correct price at your order date is less than our stated price at your order date, we will charge the lower amount. If the product’s correct price at your order date is higher than the price stated to you, we will contact you for your instructions before we accept your order.

10.4.   When you must pay and how you must pay. We accept payment with Visa or MasterCard. When you must pay depends on what product you are buying:

(a)       For goods, you must pay for the products before we dispatch them. We will not charge your credit or debit card until we dispatch the products to you.

(b)       For services, you must make an advance payment of the price of the services when placing your order, before we start providing them.

10.5.   We can charge interest if you pay late. If you do not make any payment to us by the due date we may charge interest to you on the overdue amount at the rate of 4% a year above the base lending rate of Bank of England from time to time. This interest shall accrue on a daily basis from the due date until the date of actual payment of the overdue amount, whether before or after judgment. You must pay us interest together with any overdue amount.

10.6.   What to do if you think an invoice is wrong. If you have reason to believe an invoice is incorrect please contact us promptly to let us know and we will not charge you interest until we have resolved the issue.

11. OUR RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE SUFFERED BY YOU

11.1.   We are responsible to you for foreseeable loss and damage caused by us. If we fail to comply with these terms, we are responsible for loss or damage you suffer that is a foreseeable result of our breaking this contract or our failing to use reasonable care and skill. Loss or damage is foreseeable if either it is obvious that it will happen or if, at the time the contract was made, both we and you knew it might happen, for example, if you discussed it with us during the sales process.

11.2.   We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors; for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; for breach of your legal rights in relation to the products as summarised at clause 9.2.; and for defective products under the Consumer Protection Act 1987.

11.3.   When we are liable for damage to your property. If we are providing services in your property, we will make good any damage to your property caused by us while doing so. However, we are not responsible for the cost of repairing any pre-existing faults or damage to your property that we discover while providing the services.

11.4.   We are not liable for business losses. We only supply the products for domestic and private use. If you use the products for any commercial, business or re-sale purpose we will have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.

12. HOW WE MAY USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

12.1.   How we will use your personal information. We will use the personal information you provide to us:

(a)       to supply the products to you;

(b)       to process your payment for the products; and

(c)       if you agreed to this during the order process, to give you information about similar products that we provide, but you may stop receiving this at any time by contacting us.

12.2.   We will only give your personal information to other third parties where the law either requires or allows us to do so.

13. OTHER IMPORTANT TERMS

13.1.   We may transfer this agreement to someone else. We may transfer our rights and obligations under these terms to another organisation. We will always tell you in writing if this happens and we will ensure that the transfer will not affect your rights under the contract.

13.2.   You need our consent to transfer your rights to someone else. You may only transfer your rights or your obligations under these terms to another person if we agree to this in writing. .

13.3.   Nobody else has any rights under this contract. This contract is between you and us. No other person shall have any rights to enforce any of its terms Neither of us will need to get the agreement of any other person in order to end the contract or make any changes to these terms.

13.4.   If a court finds part of this contract illegal, the rest will continue in force.   Each of the paragraphs of these terms operates separately. If any court or relevant authority decides that any of them are unlawful, the remaining paragraphs will remain in full force and effect.

13.5.   Even if we delay in enforcing this contract, we can still enforce it later. If we do not insist immediately that you do anything you are required to do under these terms, or if we delay in taking steps against you in respect of your breaking this contract, that will not mean that you do not have to do those things and it will not prevent us taking steps against you at a later date. For example, if you miss a payment and we do not chase you but we continue to provide the products, we can still require you to make the payment at a later date.

13.6.   Which laws apply to this contract and where you may bring legal proceedings. These terms are governed by English law and you can bring legal proceedings in respect of the products in the English courts. If you live in Scotland you can bring legal proceedings in respect of the products in either the Scottish or the English courts. If you live in Northern Ireland you can bring legal proceedings in respect of the products in either the Northern Irish or the English courts.

THE SCHEDULE

Model Cancellation Form

(Complete and return this form only if you wish to withdraw from the contract)

JOHN RIGBY & CO. (GUNMAKERS) LTD,

13 – 19 PENSBURY PLACE, LONDON, SW8 4TP

+44 207 720 0757, rigby@johnrigbyandco.com

I/We [*] hereby give notice that I/We [*] cancel my/our [*] contract of sale of the following goods [*]/for the supply of the following service [*],

Ordered on [*]/received on [*],

Name of consumer(s),

Address of consumer(s),

Signature of consumer(s) (only if this form is notified on paper),

Date

[*] Delete as appropriate