WABCO (UK) terms and conditions for the online sale of goods
1 - These terms
1.1 What these terms cover. These are the terms and conditions on which we supply products to you.
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.
2 - Information about us and how to contact us
2.1 Who we are. We are WABCO UK a company registered in England and Wales. Our company registration number is 7274586 and our registered office is at Bridge House, Cater Road, Bristol, UK BS13 7TW. Our registered VAT number is GB 990 2988 70.
2.2 How to contact us. You can contact us by telephoning our customer service team on +44 (0) 117 978 4777 or by writing to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or WABCO UK, Bridge House, Cater Road, Bristol, UK BS13 7TW.
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 confirm the product has been despatched, 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 in writing and will not charge you for the product. This might be 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.
4.2 Product packaging may vary. The packaging of the product may vary from that shown in images on our website.
5 - Your rights to make changes
5.1 If you wish to make a change to the product you have ordered please contact us. We will let you know if the change is possible. If it is possible we will let you know about any changes to the price of the product, the timing of supply or anything else which would be necessary as a result of your requested change and ask you to confirm whether you wish to go ahead with the change. If we cannot make the change or the consequences of making the change are unacceptable to you, you may want to end the contract (see clause 8 Your rights to end the contract).
6 - Our rights to make changes
6.1 Minor changes to the products. We may change the product:
6.1.1 to reflect changes in relevant laws and regulatory requirements; and
6.1.2 to implement minor technical adjustments and improvements, for example to address a security threat. These changes will not affect your use of the product.
6.2 More significant changes to the products and these terms. In addition, as we informed you in the description of the product on our website, we may make changes to these terms or the product, but if we do so we will notify you and you may then contact us to end the contract before the changes take effect and receive a refund for any products paid for but not received.
7 - Providing the products
7.1 Delivery costs. The costs of delivery will be as displayed to you on our website.
7.2 When we will provide the products. We will deliver the products to you as soon as reasonably possible.
7.3 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 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 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.
7.4 When you become responsible for the goods. The products will be your responsibility from the time we deliver the product to the address you gave us.
7.5 When you own goods. You own the products once we have received payment in full and the products have been delivered to the address you gave us.
7.6 Reasons we may suspend the supply of products to you. We may have to suspend the supply of a product to:
7.6.1 deal with technical problems or make minor technical changes;
7.6.2 update the product to reflect changes in relevant laws and regulatory requirements;
7.6.3 make changes to the product as requested by you or notified by us to you (see clause 6).
7.6.4 overdue balances on account, or other reasons, usually to do with poor credit ratings or security issues.
8 - Your rights to end the contract
8.1 When you 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:
8.1.1 If what 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), see clause 11;
8.1.2 If you want to end the contract because of something we have done or have told you we are going to do, see clause 8.2;
8.1.3 If you have just changed your mind about the product, see clause 8.3. 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;
8.2 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 8.2.1-8.2.4 below the contract will end in accordance with clause 9 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:
8.2.1 we have told you about an upcoming change to the product or these terms which you do not agree to (see clause 6.2);
8.2.2 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;
8.2.3 there is a risk that supply of the products may be significantly delayed because of events outside our control;
8.2.4 you have a legal right to end the contract because of something we have done wrong.
8.3 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. Please note there are some circumstances where you do not have the right to change your mind.
9 - How to end the contract with us (including if you have changed your mind)
9.1 Tell us you want to end the contract. To end the contract with us, please let us know by calling, emailing or writing to us at the contact details shown above. You can use the model cancellation form at the end of these terms if you wish, although you do not have to.
9.2 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 post them back to us at the address shown above. Please call customer services or email us at the details shown above for a return label. 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.
9.3 When we will pay the costs of return. We will pay the costs of return:
9.3.1 if the products are faulty or misdescribed;
9.3.2 if you are ending the contract because of 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.
In all other circumstances you must pay the costs of return.
9.4 How we will refund you. We will refund you the price you paid for the products by the method you used for payment. However, we may make deductions from the price, as described below. In the circumstances described in clause 9.3.1 and 9.3.2 above, we will also refund your delivery costs,
9.5 Deductions from refunds if you are exercising your right to change your mind. If you are exercising your right to change your mind:
9.5.1 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.
9.6 When your refund will be made. We will make any refunds due to you as soon as possible following receipt of the product from you. If you are exercising your right to change your mind then your refund will be made within 14 days of the day following the date on which we receive the product back from you. For information about how to return a product to us, see clause 9.2.
10 - Our rights to end the contract
10.1 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:
10.1.1 you do not make any payment to us when it is due and you still do not make payment within 7 days of us reminding you that payment is due;
10.1.2 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, a valid delivery address for your order and a telephone contact number should we need to contact you to discuss the same;
10.1.3 you do not, within a reasonable time, allow us to deliver the products to you, or the product is returned to us following a failed attempt to re-deliver the products to you.
10.2 You must compensate us if you break the contract. If we end the contract in the situations set out in clause 10.1 we will refund any money you have paid in advance for products we have not provided but we may deduct reasonable compensation for the net costs we will incur as a result of your breaking the contract.
11 - If there is a problem with the product
11.1 How to tell us about problems. If you have any questions or complaints about the product, please contact us using the contact details shown above.
11.2 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.
The Consumer Rights Act 2015 says goods must be as described, fit for purpose and of satisfactory quality. During the expected lifespan of your product your legal rights entitle you to the following:
up to 30 days: if your goods are faulty, then you can get an immediate refund.
up to six months: if your goods can't be repaired or replaced, then you're entitled to a full refund, in most cases.
up to six years: if your goods do not last a reasonable length of time you may be entitled to some money back.
See also clause 8.3.
See also Exercising your right to change your mind (Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013).
12 - Price and payment
12.1 Where to find the price for the product. The price of the product (which excludes VAT) will be the price indicated on the relevant page of the website when you place your order. The price displayed is exclusive of delivery charges, which will be added to the price of the product before you finalise your purchase. We take all reasonable care to ensure that the price of the product advised to you is correct. However please see clause 12.3 for what happens if we discover an error in the price of the product you order.
12.2 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.
12.3 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. If we 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 end the contract, refund you any sums you have paid and require the return of any goods provided to you.
12.4 When you must pay and how you must pay. If you have a credit account you must pay for the products when the invoice falls due. If you do not have a credit account you must pay for the products before we dispatch them. Financial transactions through our site are processed by a payment gateway.
13 - Our responsibility for loss or damage suffered by you
13.1 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, but we are not responsible for any loss or damage that is not foreseeable. 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.
13.2 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 11.2; and for defective products under the Consumer Protection Act 1987.
13.3 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.
14 - Our guarantee
14.1 If you register your products with us in accordance with any instructions on the packaging, we may offer you a lifetime guarantee under which we will replace any product(s) you have ordered from us if they no longer work. Unless you have registered your products with us, we are not obliged to replace any products that cease to work. If you have registered and your card ceases to work, please contact our customer services team on the details set out above to exercise your rights under your guarantee. Our obligation to replace your product under this guarantee constitutes the extent of our liability in relation to any products that no longer work.
15 - Other important terms
15.1 We may transfer this Agreement to someone else. We may transfer our rights and obligations under these terms to another organisation.
15.2 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.
15.3 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 third party in order to end the contract or make any changes to these terms.
15.4 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.
15.5 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.
15.6 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.
Model Cancellation Form
(Complete and return this form only if you wish to withdraw from the contract)
Wabco UK, Bridge House, Cater Road, Bristol, UK BS13 7TW.
Tel: +44 (0) 117 978 4777
I hereby give notice that I cancel my contract of sale of the following product(s):
Ordered on [*]/received on [*],
Name of consumer(s),
Address of consumer(s),
Signature of consumer(s) (only if this form is notified on paper),
[*] Delete as appropriate
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