Terms and Conditions
Where You Are Purchasing as a Consumer
These terms and conditions form the basis on which you can visit us and use our website. Please read them carefully as they contain important information.
General Terms and Conditions
This site is owned and operated by Health and Care (UK) Limited. If you have any queries about these terms and conditions or if you have any comments or complaints on or about our website, you can contact us at email@example.com or by calling us on 020 7501 0591 (Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 17:00).
ISO 9001:2015 Certification
Health and Care (UK) Limited (trading as WalkingSticks.co.uk) is an ISO 9001:2015 certified business with BSI, a UKAS accredited issuing body. Our ISO 9001:2015 certificate number is FS 593975.
Our Quality Policy is available upon request.
1. The Contract Between Us
We must receive payment of the whole of the price for the goods that you order before your order can be accepted. Payment of the price for the goods represents an offer on your part to purchase the goods, which will be accepted by us only when the goods are dispatched. Only at this point is a legally binding contract created between us.
2. Acknowledgement of Your Order
To enable us to process your order, you will need to provide us with your e-mail address. We will notify you by e-mail as soon as possible to confirm receipt of your order and to confirm details. For the avoidance of doubt, this correspondence does not constitute a contract between us.
3. Ownership of Rights
All rights, including copyright, in this website are owned by or licensed to Health and Care (UK) Limited. Any use of this website or its contents, including copying or storing it or them in whole or part, other than for your own personal, non-commercial use, is prohibited without our permission. You may not modify, distribute or repost anything on this website for any purpose.
4. Accuracy of Content
We have taken care in the preparation of the content of this website, in particular to ensure that prices quoted are correct at the time of publishing and that all goods have been described accurately. However, orders will only be processed if there are no material errors in the description of the goods or their prices as advertised on this website. Any weights, dimensions and capacities given about the goods are only approximate.
Images displayed on our website are, as far as possible, a fair and accurate representation of the products that we retail. Please note that the precise colour of or pattern on a product that we supply may differ slightly from that displayed on our website. This may be due to factors that include manufacturing variations and/or the image colour settings of the device you are viewing the website on.
5. Damage to Your Computer
We try to ensure that this website is free from viruses or defects. However, we cannot guarantee that your use of this website or any websites accessible through it will not cause damage to your computer. It is your responsibility to ensure that the right equipment is available to use the website. Except in the case of negligence on our part, we will not be liable to any person for any loss or damage that may arise to computer equipment as a result of using this website.
All orders are subject to acceptance and availability. If the goods you have ordered are not available from stock, we will contact you by e-mail or phone (if you have given us details). You will have the option either to wait until the item is available from stock or to cancel your order.
7. Ordering errors
You are able to correct errors on your order up to the point at which you click “submit” during the ordering process.
The prices payable for goods that you order are as set out on our website. All prices are inclusive of VAT at the current rates and are correct at the time of entering information.
Where it is not possible to accept your order to buy goods of the specification and description at the price indicated, we will advise you by email, and offer to sell you the goods of the specification and description at the price stated in the email and will state in the email the period for which the offer or the price remains valid.
9. Payment terms
9.1 We will take payment upon receipt of your order from your credit or debit card. We accept no liability if a delivery is delayed because you did not give us the correct payment details. If it is not possible to obtain full payment for the goods from you, then we can refuse to process your order and/or suspend any further deliveries to you. This does not affect any other rights we may have.
9.2 Payment will be taken by credit or debit card, or by Paypal, at the time of ordering.
9.3 When you add a payment method to your WalkingsSticks.co.uk account, you will be asked to provide customary billing information such as name and billing address to WalkingsSticks.co.uk or its third-party payment processor(s). You must provide accurate, current, and complete information when adding a payment method. It is your obligation to keep your payment method(s) up-to-date at all times.
9.4 When you add a payment method during checkout, you will be asked if you would like to store your payment method in your account for future transactions. If you are logged into the website, checking the box associated with this request will automatically save that payment method to your WalkingsSticks.co.uk account so it can be used for future transactions.
9.5 You authorise WalkingsSticks.co.uk to store your payment method information and charge your payment method as outlined in these payments terms. If your payment method’s account information changes (e.g. card number, account number, expiration date) as a result of re-issuance or otherwise, we may acquire that information from our financial services partner(s) or your bank and update your payment method on file in your WalkingsSticks.co.uk account.
9.6 You are solely responsible for the accuracy and completeness of your payment method information. WalkingsSticks.co.uk is not responsible for any loss suffered by you as a result of incorrect payment method information provided by you.
9.7 Recurring Billing
9.8 Certain products and services may be purchased on a recurring or subscription billing basis. Where a recurring or subscription billing product or service is purchased, the product or service will be dispatched to you after payment has been taken from the payment method on file/on your account. Your account will be automatically charged prior to dispatch of the goods and/or services that are being provided on a recurring or subscription billing basis.
9.9 Details of the recurring/subscription billing cycles and product/service dispatch cycles (including the cost of the product or service and the frequency of the cycle such as weekly, monthly, half yearly, annually etc) will be detailed on the website page when you add the product or service to your basket. By purchasing said product or service, you are authorising WalkingsSticks.co.uk to charge your payment method on file/on your account.
9.10 If payment fails to be taken for any reason, WalkingsSticks.co.uk will make contact with you as soon as possible to advise you of the payment failure. No products or services will be dispatched until payment has been taken.
9.11 You may stop payment of a recurring/subscription billing cycle by notifying WalkingsSticks.co.uk orally or in writing at least three (3) business days before the scheduled date of payment. WalkingsSticks.co.uk may require you to provide written confirmation of a stop-payment instruction within fourteen (14) days of oral notification. If you fail to provide written confirmation within fourteen (14) days as requested, WalkingsSticks.co.uk is not obliged to honour your request to stop any future recurring/subscription payments.
9.12 In the event that products or services are dispatched by us in error following a payment failure or stop payment instruction, you must inform WalkingsSticks.co.uk of the shipping error. WalkingsSticks.co.uk will collect the product or services from you free of charge. Failure to make the products or services available for collection, in the same condition that you received them, within 30 days will result in an invoice being raised for the product(s) or services(s) at the current price on our website. You will be liable to pay that invoice in full without set-off.
10. Delivery Charges
Delivery charges vary according to the type of goods ordered.
11.1 Our delivery charges are set out on our delivery page on our website. You can visit that page by clicking on the following link to our Delivery Page.
11.2 You may be required to pay extra for delivery and it might not be possible for us to deliver to some locations.
11.3 Please note that we are only able to deliver to addresses within the United Kingdom and certain parts of Europe. We reserve the right to levy a surcharge for deliveries made to the Isle of Wight, the Isle of Man, the Scottish Isles, parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Channel Isles.
11.4 We will deliver the goods to the address you specify for delivery in your order. It is important that this address is accurate. Please be precise about where you would like the goods left if you are out when we deliver. We cannot accept any liability for any loss or damage to the goods once they have been delivered in accordance with your delivery instructions (unless this is caused by our negligence). We will aim to deliver the goods by the date quoted for delivery but delivery times are not guaranteed. In any event, we will aim to deliver your goods within 30 days from the day after the day we received your order. If delivery is delayed beyond this time, we will contact you and either agree a mutually acceptable alternative date, or offer you a full refund.
11.5 You will become the owner of the goods you have ordered when they have been delivered to you. Once goods have been delivered to you they will be held at your own risk and we will not be liable for their loss or destruction.
12. Risk and Ownership
Risk of damage to or loss of the goods passes to you at the time of delivery to you. If you choose to use your own courier then the risk passes to you as soon as the goods are handed to your courier. You will only own the goods once they have been successfully delivered.
13. Cancellation Rights
13.1 Under The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 SI 2013/3134 you have the legal right to cancel your order up to 14 calendar days after the day on which you receive your goods (with the exception of any made to order items). You do not need to give us any reason for cancelling your contract nor will you have to pay any penalty.
13.2 Should you wish to cancel your order, you can use the cancellation form provided at the end of these terms and conditions, or alternatively you can notify us in writing by any durable medium (e.g. letter sent by post, fax or e-mail).
13.3 You cannot cancel your contract if the goods you have ordered are bespoke (i.e. made to order), newspapers or magazines or if you have taken any audio or video recording or computer software out of the sealed package in which it was delivered to you.
13.4 If you have received the goods before you cancel your contract then you must send the goods back to our contact address at your own cost and risk. If you cancel your contract but we have already processed the goods for delivery, you should not unpack the goods when they are received by you and you must send the goods back to us at our contact address at your own cost and risk as soon as possible.
13.5 Once you have notified us that you are cancelling your contract, and we have either received the goods back or, if earlier, received evidence that you have sent the goods back, we will refund any sum debited by us from your credit or debit card within 14 calendar days.
13.6 We may make a deduction from your refund for any loss in the value of the goods supplied if the loss is the result of unnecessary handling by you (for example using or wearing the goods prior to cancellation).
14. Cancellation by Us
14.1 We reserve the right not to process your order if:
14.1.1 We have insufficient stock to deliver the goods you have ordered;
14.2 If we do not process your order for the above reasons, we will notify you by e-mail and will re-credit to your account any sum deducted by us from your credit/debit card as soon as possible, but in any event within 14 days.
15.1 Unless agreed otherwise, if you do not receive goods ordered by you within 30 days of the date on which you ordered them and decide to cancel the order rather than re-arrange delivery (in accordance with clause 11), we will provide you with a full refund.
15.2 We are only responsible for losses that are a natural, foreseeable consequence of our breach of these terms and conditions. We do not accept liability if we are prevented or delayed from complying with our obligations set out in these terms and conditions by anything you (or anyone acting with your express or implied authority) does or fails to do, or is due to events which are beyond our reasonable control.
15.3 Furthermore, we do not accept liability for any losses related to any business of yours including but not limited to: lost data, lost profits, lost revenues or business interruption.
15.4 You must observe and comply with all applicable regulations and legislation, including obtaining all necessary customs, import or other permits to purchase goods from our site. The importation or exportation of certain of our goods to you may be prohibited by certain national laws. We make no representation and accept no liability in respect of the export or import of the goods you purchase.
15.5 Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing in these terms and conditions is intended to limit any rights you might have as a consumer under applicable local law or other statutory rights that may not be excluded nor in any way to exclude or limit our liability to you for any death or personal injury resulting from our negligence. You have certain rights as a consumer including legal rights (e.g. under the Sale of Goods Act 1979 (as amended)) relating to faulty and/or misdescribed goods.
Unless otherwise expressly stated in these terms and conditions, all notices from you to us must be in writing and sent to our contact address at Walking Sticks, Unit 6, Union Court, Union Road, London, SW4 6JP and all notices from us to you will be displayed on our website from time to time.
17. Changes to Legal Notices
We reserve the right to change these terms and conditions from time to time and you should look through them as often as possible.
18. Law, Jurisdiction and Language
This website, any content contained therein, and any contract brought into being as a result of usage of this website are governed by and construed in accordance with English law. Parties to any such contract agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales. All contracts are concluded in English.
If any part of these terms and conditions is unenforceable (including any provision in which we exclude our liability to you) the enforceability of any other part of these conditions will not be affected.
21. Third Party Rights
Nothing in this Agreement is intended to, nor shall it, confer any rights on a third party.
22. Forwarding Your Details Onto Third Parties in Exceptional Circumstances
WalkingSticks.co.uk may, in exceptional circumstances, forward customer contact details including name, email address, telephone number and postal address to third parties to ensure the safety of our customers. These circumstances include, but are not limited to, the actioning of a product recall.
To Walking Sticks, Unit 6, Union Court, Union Road, London, SW4 6JP.
Fax: 020 7720 7489
I/We* hereby give you notice that I/We* cancel my/our* contract for the 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)
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