These terms and conditions (together with the information and policies contained in the “Customer Service” pages on the website and any other documents referred in these terms and conditions) (“Terms and Conditions”) set out the legal terms that apply to your use of our website http://www.african-sky.com (the “Website”) and the other services that we provide (the “Services”).
Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully and make sure that you understand them, before using the Services. Please note that by using the Services, you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions, you will not be able to use the Services and you should leave the Website immediately. If you continue to use the Website or if you order products, we will take this as your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.
1. Understanding these Terms and Conditions
When certain words and phrases are used in these Terms and Conditions, they have specific meanings (these are known as ‘defined terms’). You can identify these defined terms because they start with capital letters (even if they are not at the start of a sentence). Where a defined term is used, it has the meaning given to it in the section of the Terms and Conditions where it was defined (you can find these meanings by looking at the sentence where the defined term is included in brackets and speech marks).
When we refer to “we”, “us” or “our”, we mean African Sky UK Limited. Where we refer to “you” or “your” we mean you, the person using the Services.
We have used headings to help you understand these Terms and Conditions and to easily locate information. These Terms and Conditions are only available in the English language. We will not file copies of the contracts between us and you relating to our supply of the Services, or between you and the Partner Boutiques relating to the sale of the products, so we recommend that you print or save a copy of these Terms and Conditions for your records (but please note that we may amend these Terms and Conditions from time to time so please check the Website regularly, and each time you use the Services to order products, to ensure you understand the legal terms which apply at that time).
2. About us
We are African SkyUK Limited and we operate the Website. We are a company registered in Great Britain.
We provide the Services to you through the Website. Further details of the Services we provide are set out in section 3 below. When you purchase products using the Website, you are purchasing them from the third party retailers (“Partner Boutique(s)”) named on the Website. It is important that you understand that the contract for the purchase of the products is between you and the relevant Partner Boutiques. We are authorised by the relevant Partner Boutiques to conclude the contract on their behalf but we are not a party to that contract and you are not purchasing the products from us. Further details about the products, the Partner Boutiques and the contract between you and the Partner Boutiques in relation to your purchase of the products are set out in sections 5, 6 and 7 below.
3. Our services
The Services we offer allow you to search through the Website and purchase products from a number of Partner Boutiques. As part of the Services, we also provide some ancillary services such as arranging delivery of the products and providing you with customer service assistance. However, as stated above, the contract for the purchase of the products is between you and the Partner Boutique. This means that it is the Partner Boutique (not us) who is legally responsible for selling the products to you.
In order to use the Services you must be over 18 years of age.
4. Our liability to you in relation to the Services
If, in providing the Services to you, we fail to comply with these Terms and Conditions, we are responsible for loss or damage you suffer that is a foreseeable result of our breach of these Terms and Conditions or our negligence, but we are not responsible for any loss or damage that is not foreseeable. Loss or damage is foreseeable if it was an obvious consequence of our breach or if it was contemplated by you and us at the time you started using the Services.
We do not in any way exclude or limit our liability for:
- (a) death or personal injury caused by our negligence;
- (b) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
- (c) any other liability which cannot be limited by law.
5. The products
We attempt to be as accurate as possible in the description of the products. However, as the descriptions are based on information provided to us by the Partner Boutiques, we cannot guarantee that any descriptions are totally accurate, complete, reliable or error-free. The images of the products on the Website are for illustrative purposes only. Although we attempt to display the colours accurately, we cannot guarantee that your computer’s display of the colours accurately reflects the colour of the products.
We do not allow Partner Boutiques to offer flawed products or products of lower quality than the corresponding market standards for sale on the Website. If products you have ordered are not as described, flawed or of a lower quality than the corresponding market standards, you can return them to us and we will liaise with the Partner Boutique on your behalf and you will receive a full refund of the price of the defective product, any applicable delivery charges and any reasonable costs you incur in returning the products (we will advise you whether the products will be collected from you or whether you need to arrange for them to be returned). Please see section 10 below for details of how to return products to us.
As a consumer, you have legal rights in relation to products that are faulty or not as described. Advice about your legal rights is available from your local Citizens’ Advice Bureau or Trading Standards office. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions will affect these legal rights.
The products sold by the Partner Boutiques are supplied for your domestic and private use only. You agree that you will not use the products for any commercial, business or re-sale purposes. Neither we nor the Partner Boutiques have any liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.
6. Partner Boutiques
As explained above, the contract for the purchase of the products is between you and the relevant Partner Boutique. We are authorised by the relevant Partner Boutique to conclude the contract on its behalf but we are not a party to that contract and you are not purchasing the products from us.
We request that all Partner Boutiques using the Website have and maintain reasonable business policies which comply with our business policies. We cannot, however, be responsible for the Partner Boutiques’ business policies. If you are unhappy with the product or service you have received from a Partner Boutique, you should contact us and we will liaise with the relevant Partner Boutique on your behalf to try and resolve the issue.
7. Orders, prices and payment
By completing the check-out process and placing an order, you are offering to purchase the products from the relevant Partner Boutiques (and not directly from us). Your order for the products is subject to these Terms and Conditions which are incorporated into the contract between you and the relevant Partner Boutique. All orders are subject to availability and confirmation of the order price.
To order products you must be over 18 years of age and possess a valid credit or debit card (please see section (c) below for details of acceptable payment methods). By placing an order, you are promising that all details you provide are true and accurate, that you are over 18 years of age, that you are an authorised user of the credit or debit card used to place your order and that there are sufficient funds in the account to cover the cost of your order.
The Website allows you to check your order and correct any errors before sending it. Please take the time to read and check your order at each page of the order process as you are responsible for ensuring that the information you provide is accurate (for example, the correct products, quantities, size, colour, etc.).
(a) Formation of the contract between you and the Partner Boutique(s)
The identity of the Partner Boutique is shown on the product page of the relevant products, in your basket when the products are added and on the order confirmation page when you place an order.
When you place an order, you will receive an acknowledgement email confirming receipt of your order. This email is only an acknowledgement for information purposes and it does not constitute acceptance of your order by the Partner Boutique. The contract between you and the Partner Boutique in relation to the products will not be formed until we have checked that the Partner Boutique accepts your order. If the Partner Boutique accepts your order, we will send you an email confirming this. The confirmation email sent by us on behalf of the Partner Boutique concludes the contract with you. The confirmation email will include a description of the products included in the order and certain other information about your rights to cancel the contract between you and the Partner Boutique (please see section 10 below for further information on your rights to cancel the contract). Only those products listed in the confirmation email are included in the contract between you and the Partner Boutique.
(b) Pricing and availability
Whilst we try and ensure that all details, descriptions and prices that appear on the Website are accurate, as this information is provided to us by the Partner Boutiques, there may be cases where errors occur. If we discover an error in the price of any products that you have ordered, we will inform you of this as soon as possible and, acting on behalf of the Partner Boutique, give you the option of reconfirming your order at the correct price or cancelling it. If we are unable to contact you, your order will be treated as cancelled. If you cancel and you have already paid for the products, you will receive a full refund.
If you are viewing the Website from the UK or a country in Europe, the prices advertised on the Website for products from Partner Boutiques within Europe are inclusive of VAT. Delivery costs are not included in the prices and will be charged in addition. The delivery costs will vary depending on the products that you have ordered and your delivery address. The delivery costs applicable to your order will be clearly displayed on the Website before you place your order (and are included in the “Total Cost” amount shown on the order summary page).
Depending on your delivery address, different taxation rules and additional charges may apply. If you are shipping items from a Partner Boutique outside of your territory, you may need to pay import duties upon receipt of the products. We will notify you during the checkout process if import duties are included or you may have to pay them upon receipt of the products. If they are not included, neither we nor the Partner Boutiques have any control over these charges and we cannot predict their amount. You will be responsible for payment of any such import duties and taxes that are not included. Please contact your local customs office for further information before placing your order.
Please note that in the event you return an item, the import duties will be refunded if they were originally included in the purchase price. If they were not included then you will be responsible for reclaiming duty directly from your local customs office.
Once we have verified your payment details and the Partner Boutique has accepted and approved your order for delivery, we will email you to inform you of this. In the unlikely event that we or the Partner Boutiques encounter a problem when processing your order, we will email you explaining the problem and possibly requesting further information to try and resolve the problem.
We reserve the right not to submit your order to the Partner Boutiques, and the Partner Boutiques reserve the right not to accept your order if, for example, the product ordered is out of stock, has been withdrawn or is otherwise not available, or if we are unable to obtain authorisation for your payment or if you do not meet the eligibility criteria (e.g. you are under 18).
The estimated delivery date of the products will be stated in your order confirmation. We will try to ensure that your order is delivered by this date but there may be circumstances where delivery is delayed because of events beyond our reasonable control (please see section 15 below in relation to this). If this happens, we will try and arrange for your products to be delivered as soon as possible, but we will not be liable to you for any losses caused as a result of such delay.
Delivery times may vary depending on the availability of the products and your delivery address. Delivery times are estimates only and cannot be guaranteed. The products will be delivered to you directly by the Partner Boutiques so your order may be delivered in multiple deliveries.
If no one is available at your address to take delivery, our delivery partner will leave you a note and you will need to contact them to rearrange delivery.
9. International Delivery
If you order products for delivery to an international destination, your order may be subject to import duties and taxes which are applied when the delivery reaches that destination. Please see section 7(b) (above) for more information on these duties and taxes. In certain countries we may use an importer of record to facilitate customs clearance and delivery to customers.
You must comply with all applicable laws and regulations of the country for which the products are destined. We will not be liable or responsible if you break any such laws.
10. Returns Policy
Depending on where you live, if you are a consumer you have a legal right to cancel your order under the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000 (“DSRs”). This means that, during a certain period, if you change your mind or for any other reason you decide you do not want to keep the products, you can notify us of your decision to cancel and receive a refund from the relevant Partner Boutiques. Please see the “EU DISTANCE SELLING REGULATIONS (DSR)” section of the Returns Policy for details of when and how you can cancel your order under the DSRs.
11. Our Website
This section sets out the rules that apply to your use of the Website (whether or not you use it to order products or just to browse). By using the Website, you agree to these rules. If you do not agree to these rules, you are not permitted to use the Website and you should leave it immediately.
(a) Access to the Website
The Website is made available free of charge. You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the Website. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access the Website through your internet connection are aware of these Terms and Conditions, and that they comply with them.
Access to the Website is permitted on a temporary basis and it does not include any commercial use of the Website or its contents. You must not reproduce, copy and/or exploit the Website for any commercial purposes without our prior written consent.
We reserve the right to withdraw or amend the Website without notice and, from time to time, we may restrict access to all or parts of the Website. We will not be liable to you if, for any reason, the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period.
When you visit the Website and/or submit an order, you are communicating with us electronically and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we send to you electronically (whether on our behalf or on behalf of the Partner Boutiques) satisfy any legal requirement that same communications be in writing.
(b) Your conduct
You must not use the Website in any way that causes, or is likely to cause, the Website or access to it to be interrupted, damaged or impaired in any way.
You understand that you are responsible for all electronic communications and content sent from your computer to us and you must use the Website for lawful purposes only.
You must not use the Website for any of the following:
In any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation.
In any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.
To send, use or reuse any material that is: (i) illegal, offensive, abusive, indecent, defamatory, obscene or menacing, and/or (ii) in breach of copyright, trademark, confidence, privacy or any other right, and/or (iii) otherwise injurious to third parties, and/or (iv) objectionable, and/or (v) which consists of or contains software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings or any “spam”.
To cause harm, annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety to any person.
Breaching these provisions would constitute a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We, in compliance with any enforceable law or public order, will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and disclose your identity to them.
We are happy for you to link to the Website but you must do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it (such as by using a link to suggest any form of association or endorsement by us). We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission at any time and, if we instruct you to remove a link to the Website, you must do so without delay.
Where the Website contains links to other websites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those websites or resources and such links should not be interpreted as an endorsement by us of those linked websites. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
(d) Our liability in relation to the Website
We may update or change the Website or its contents at any time but we are under no obligation to do so. Please note that this means any of the content on the Website may be out-of-date at any given time. The content on the Website is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. We make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the Website, or any content on it, is accurate, complete, up-to-date or will be free from errors or omissions. To the fullest extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to the Website, or any content on it, whether express or implied.
We will not be liable to you or any user for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, arising under or in connection with: (i) use of, or inability to use, the Website; or (ii) use of or reliance on any content displayed on the Website.
Please note that we only provide the Website for domestic and private use and, as such, we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.
We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of the Website or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it.
We do not in any way exclude or limit our liability for:
- death or personal injury caused by our negligence;
- fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
- any other liability which cannot be limited by law.
Different limitations and exclusions of liability will apply to liability arising as a result of our supply of the Services to you (as set out in section 4) and the Partner Boutiques’ supply of the products to you.
13. Intellectual property, software and content
We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in the Website and its content (such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations and software including the presentation and compilation of the same) (“Content”). The rights in the Website and the Content are protected by international copyright laws as well as by any relevant national law concerning copyright, authors’ rights and database right laws. All such rights are reserved.
You must not systematically extract and/or re-utilise parts of the Website or the Content. In particular, you must not use any data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools to extract (whether once or many times) for re-utilisation any substantial parts of the Website. You must not create and/or publish your own database that features substantial parts of the Website (e.g. our prices and product listings) without our prior written consent.
Except where expressly stated to the contrary, all persons (including their names and images), third party trademarks and images of third party products, services and/or locations featured on the Website are in no way associated, linked or affiliated with us. Any trademarks/names featured on the Website are owned by the respective trademark owners.
14. Ethical sourcing policy
As a reputable and trusted business committed to offering its customers high quality products, we recognise our obligation to ensure that all Partner Boutiques and other suppliers are operating ethically. We expect all Partner Boutiques and other suppliers to consistently provide an environment which protects their employees’ health and safety and basic human rights. All Partner Boutiques and other suppliers are expected to comply with their national employment laws and regulations with particular regard to: minimum age of employment, freely chosen employment, health and safety, freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining, no discrimination, no harsh or inhumane treatment, working hours, rates of pay and terms of employment.
We will never knowingly allow a Partner Boutique to offer its products on the Website if such products are sourced from countries which are in breach of these principles. We also look to the Partner Boutiques and other suppliers to instil these principles when dealing with their own supplier base. Because of the sometimes complex nature of the Partner Boutiques and other suppliers’ supply chain, it is not always possible to monitor and control the conditions of each individual involved in the production of the products. However, as we continue to grow, we recognise the importance of being proactive and doing everything within our power to support the rights of those involved in the manufacture of the products.
15. Other important information
Severability – Each of the sections and paragraphs of these Terms and Conditions operates separately. If any court or relevant authority decides that any of them are unlawful or unenforceable, the remaining sections and paragraphs will remain in full force and effect.
Waiver – If you breach these Terms and Conditions and we take no action, or if we delay in taking action, that does not mean that we have waived our rights and we will still be entitled to use our rights and remedies. If we do waive a breach by you, we will only do so in writing (signed by one of our Directors), and that will not mean that we will automatically waive any later breach by you.
Governing law and jurisdiction – These Terms and Conditions are governed by English law. The courts of England shall have the exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute or claim relating to these Terms and Conditions.
Entire agreement – These Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and us and they supersede any and all earlier agreements between you and us.
Events outside of our control – We and the Partner Boutiques will not be liable or responsible for any failure to perform, or delay in performance of, any of our obligations to you if such failure or delay is caused by an event outside of our control.
An event outside of our control means any act or event beyond our or the Partner Boutiques’ reasonable control such as act(s) of God, wars, terrorist attacks, embargos, riots, strikes, lock-outs, trade disputes, fires, floods, earthquakes or other natural disasters, break-down, inclement weather, interruption of transport, Government action or failure of public or private telecommunications or transport networks.
If such an event takes place and it affects the performance of our or the Partner Boutiques’ obligations to you: (i) we will contact you as soon as reasonably possible to notify you; and (ii) our and the Partner Boutiques’ obligations to you will be suspended for the duration of the event. Where the event affects delivery of products to you, we will contact you to arrange a new delivery date after the event is over.
Complaints – We operate a complaints handling procedure which we will use to try to resolve disputes when they first arise, please let us know if you have any complaints or comments.