Sale of Goods Terms & Conditions

These Terms and Conditions set out the terms under which Goods are sold by Us to consumers through this website, https://shop.buckslighting.co.uk (Our Site). Please read them carefully and ensure that you understand them before ordering any Goods from Our Site. You will be required to read and accept these Terms and Conditions when ordering Goods. If you do not agree to comply with and be bound by these Terms and Conditions, you will not be able to order Goods through Our Site.

Definitions and Interpretation

In these Terms and Conditions, unless the context otherwise requires, the following expressions have the following meanings:

“Contract” – means a contract for the purchase and sale of Goods
“Goods” – means the goods sold by Us through Our Site
“Goodwill Guarantee” – means the goodwill guarantee offered by Luminess Ltd t/a Buckinghamshire Lighting Centre to enhance the legal rights of Our customers in the United Kingdom to change their mind and return Goods to Us
“Order” – means your order for Goods
“Order Confirmation” – means our acceptance and confirmation of your Order
“Order Number” – means the reference number for your Order
“We/Us/Our” – means Luminess Ltd t/a Buckinghamshire Lighting Centre, a company registered in England under 06357750 of 17 Wye Estate, London Road, High Wycombe, HP11 1LH.

Information About Us

Our Site, https://shop.buckslighting.co.uk, is owned and operated by Luminess Ltd, a limited company registered in England under 06357750 of 17 Wye Estate, London Road, High Wycombe, HP11 1LH. Our VAT number is GB916686488.

Access to and Use of Our Site

Access to Our Site is provided “as is” and on an “as available” basis.  We may alter, suspend or discontinue Our Site (or any part of it) at any time and without notice.  We will not be liable to you in any way if Our Site (or any part of it) is unavailable at any time and for any period.

Use of Our Site is subject to our Website Terms of Use Policy. Please ensure that you have read them carefully and that you understand them.

Business Customers

These Terms and Conditions do not apply to customers purchasing Goods in the course of business.

Goods, Pricing and Availability

We make all reasonable efforts to ensure that all descriptions and graphical representations of Goods available from Us correspond to the actual Goods.  Please note, however, the following:

  • Images of Goods are for illustrative purposes only.  There may be slight variations in colour between the image of a product and the actual product sold due to differences in computer displays and lighting conditions
  • Images and/or descriptions of packaging are for illustrative purposes only, the actual packaging of Goods may vary

We cannot guarantee that Goods will always be available. Some stock indications are provided on Our Site, however such indications can be subject to change as we sell stock via a number of different routes to market. We endeavour to keep stock indications as accurate as possible.

We make all reasonable efforts to ensure that all prices shown on Our Site are correct at the time of going online.  We reserve the right to change prices and to add, alter, or remove special offers from time to time and as necessary.

All prices are checked by Us before We accept your Order.  In the unlikely event that We have shown incorrect pricing information, We will contact you in writing to inform you of the mistake.  If the correct price is lower than that shown when you made your Order, we will simply charge you the lower amount and continue processing your Order.  If the correct price is higher, We will give you the option to purchase the Goods at the correct price or to cancel your Order (or the affected part of it).  We will not proceed with processing your Order in this case until you respond.  If We do not receive a response from you within 7 working days, We will treat your Order as cancelled and notify you of this in writing.

All prices on Our Site include VAT.  If the VAT rate changes between your Order being placed and Us taking payment, the amount of VAT payable will be automatically adjusted when taking payment.

Delivery charges are not included in the price of Goods displayed on Our Site.  For more information on delivery charges, please refer to our delivery charges information.  Delivery options and related charges will be presented to you as part of the order process.

Orders

Our Site will guide you through the ordering process. Before submitting your Order you will be given the opportunity to review your Order and amend it.  Please ensure that you have checked your Order carefully before submitting it.

If, during the order process, you provide Us with incorrect or incomplete information, please contact Us as soon as possible.  If We are unable to process your Order due to incorrect or incomplete information, We will contact you to ask to correct it.  If you do not give us the accurate or complete information within a reasonable time of Our request, We will cancel your Order and treat the Contract as being at an end.

No part of Our Site constitutes a contractual offer capable of acceptance.  Your Order constitutes a contractual offer that We may, at Our sole discretion, accept.  Our acknowledgement of receipt of your Order does not mean that we have accepted it.  Our acceptance is indicated by Us sending you an Order Confirmation by email.  Only once We have sent you an Order Confirmation will there be a legally binding Contract between Us and you.

Order Confirmations will include Your Order Number, confirmation of the Goods ordered, fully itemised pricing for the Goods ordered including, where appropriate, taxes, delivery and other additional charges and estimated delivery date(s).

In the unlikely event that We do not accept or cannot fulfil your Order for any reason, We will explain why. No payment will be taken under normal circumstances. If We have taken payment any such sums will be refunded to you as soon as possible and in any event within 7 days. Any refunds due will be made using the same payment method that you used when ordering the Goods.

Payment

Payment for Goods and related delivery charges must always be made in advance and you will be prompted to pay during the order process. Your chosen payment method will not be charged until We dispatch your Goods. We accept payments via Visa, Mastercard or Maestro Cards and Paypal.

Delivery & Ownership

All Goods purchased through Our Site will normally be delivered within 30 calendar days after the date of Our Order Confirmation unless otherwise agreed or specified during the Order process (subject to delays caused by events outside of Our control).

Delivery shall be deemed complete and the responsibility for the Goods will pass to you once We have delivered the Goods to the address you have provided. Ownership of the Goods passes to you once we have received payment in full of all sums due (including any applicable delivery charges).

Faulty, Damaged or Incorrect Goods

By law, We must provide goods that are of satisfactory quality, fit for purpose, as described at the time of purchase, in accordance with any pre-contract information We have provided, and that match any samples or models that you have seen or examined (unless We have made you aware of any differences).

If any Goods you have purchased do not comply and, for example, have faults or are damaged when you receive them, or if you receive incorrect Goods, please contact Us via sales@buckslighting.co.uk as soon as reasonably possible to inform Us of the fault, damage or error, and to arrange for a refund, repair or replacement.  Your available remedies will be as follows:

  • Beginning on the day that you receive the Goods (and ownership of them) you have a 30 calendar day right to reject the Goods and to receive a full refund if they do not conform as stated above.
  • If you do not wish to reject the Goods, or if the 30 calendar day rejection period has expired, you may request a repair of the Goods or a replacement.  We will bear any associated costs and will carry out the repair or replacement within a reasonable time and without significant inconvenience to you.  In certain circumstances, where a repair or replacement is impossible or otherwise disproportionate, We may instead offer you the alternative (i.e. a replacement instead of a repair or vice versa) or a full refund.  If you request a repair or replacement during the 30 calendar day rejection period, that period will be suspended while We carry out the repair or replacement and will resume on the day that you receive the replacement or repaired Goods.  If less than 7 calendar days remain out of the original period, it will be extended to 7 calendar days.
  • If, after a repair or replacement, the Goods still do not conform (or if We cannot do so as previously described, or have failed to act within a reasonable time or without significant inconvenience to you), you may have the right either to keep the Goods at a reduced price, or to reject them in exchange for a refund.
  • If you exercise the final right to reject the goods more than six months after you have received the Goods (and ownership of them), We may reduce any refund to reflect the use that you have had out of the Goods.
  • Within a period of six years after you have received the Goods (and ownership of them), if the Goods do not last a reasonable length of time, you may be entitled to a partial refund.  Please be aware that after six months have passed since you received the Goods, the burden of proof will be on you to prove that the defect or non-conformity existed at the time of delivery.

Please note that you will not be eligible to claim if We informed you of the fault(s), damage or other problems with the Goods before you purchased them (and it is because of the same issue that you now wish to return them); if you have purchased the Goods for an unsuitable purpose that is neither obvious nor made known to Us and the problem has resulted from your use of the Goods for that purpose; or if the problem is the result of normal wear and tear, misuse or intentional or careless damage. 

Please note Buckinghamshire Lighting Centre is not responsible for any electrician’s or similar costs incurred due to failure of any product or in the fitting or removal of any product. Bulbs supplied with any fitting are deemed to have been supplied free of charge and are specifically excluded from any warranty or guarantee.

Please also note that you may not return Goods to Us under the above terms merely because you have changed your mind.  If you are a consumer in the European Union you have a legal right to a 14 calendar day cooling-off period, which is further supplemented by Our Goodwill Guarantee, bringing it to a total of 30 calendar days, within which you can return Goods for this reason. Please refer to the section below, Cancelling and Returning Goods if You Change Your Mind, for more details.

How to Return Faulty, Damaged or Incorrect Goods

Please contact Us at sales@buckslighting.co.uk to arrange for a collection and return. We will be fully responsible for the costs of returning faulty, damaged or incorrect Goods and will reimburse you where appropriate.

Refunds (whether full or partial, including reductions in price) will be issued within 14 calendar days of the day on which We agree that you are entitled to the refund.

Any refunds relating to faulty, damaged or incorrect goods will include all delivery costs paid by you when the Goods were originally purchased and will be made using the same payment method that you used when ordering the Goods.

Cancelling and Returning Goods if You Change Your Mind

If you are a consumer in the European Union, you have a legal right to a “cooling-off” period within which you can cancel the Contract for any reason.  This period begins once your Order is complete and We have sent you your Order Confirmation, i.e. when the Contract between you and Us is formed.  You may also cancel for any reason before We send the Order Confirmation. 

In addition, We offer a further Goodwill Guarantee which extends the legal cooling-off period within which you may change your mind, cancel, and return the Goods as detailed below.

If the Goods are being delivered to you in a single instalment (whether single or multiple items), the legal cooling-off period ends 14 calendar days after the day on which you (or someone you nominate) receive(s) the Goods.  Our Goodwill Guarantee extends this period to a total of 30 calendar days.

If the Goods are being delivered in separate instalments on separate days, the legal cooling-off period ends 14 calendar days after the day on which you (or someone you nominate) receive(s) the final instalment of Goods.  Our Goodwill Guarantee extends this period to a total of 30 calendar days.

If you wish to exercise your right to cancel, you must inform Us of your decision within the cooling-off period (as extended by Our Goodwill Guarantee).  You may do so in any way you wish, Cancellation by email or by post is effective from the date on which you send Us your message.  Please note that the cooling-off period lasts for whole calendar days.  If, for example, you send Us an email or letter by 23:59:59 on the final day of the cooling-off period, your cancellation will be valid and accepted.  If you would prefer to contact Us directly to cancel, please use the following details:

Telephone: 01494 473370

Email: sales@buckslighting.co.uk

Post: 17 Wye Estate, London Road, High Wycombe, HP11 1LH

In each case, providing Us with your name, address, email address, telephone number, and Order Number.

We may ask you why you have chosen to cancel and may use any answers you provide to improve Our Goods and services, however please note that you are under no obligation to provide any details if you do not wish to.

Please note that you may lose your legal right to cancel under these terms if the Goods have been personalised or custom-made for you.

Please ensure that you return Goods to Us no more than 14 calendar days after the day on which you have informed Us that you wish to cancel under these terms.

You may return Goods to Us in person during Our business hours of Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturday 10.30am to 4pm or you may return them by post or another suitable delivery service of your choice to 17 Wye Estate, London Road, High Wycombe, HP11 1LH. Please note that you must bear the costs of returning Goods to Us if you are returning unwanted goods. We will also charge you the direct cost to Us of collection if you request that We collect the Goods from you.

Refunds will be issued to you within 14 calendar days of the following:

  • The day on which We receive the Goods back; or
  • The day on which you inform Us (supplying evidence) that you have sent the Goods back; or
  • If We have not yet provided an Order Confirmation or have not yet dispatched the Goods, the day on which you inform Us that you wish to cancel the Contract.

Refunds may be subject to deductions in the following circumstances:

  • Refunds may be reduced for any diminished value in the Goods resulting from your excessive handling of them (e.g. no more than would be permitted in a shop).  Please note that if We issue a refund before We have received the Goods and have had a chance to inspect them, We may subsequently charge you an appropriate sum if We find that the Goods have been handled excessively.
  • Standard delivery charges will be reimbursed in full as part of your refund. Please note, however, that We cannot reimburse for premium delivery
Refunds will be made using the same payment method that you used when ordering the Goods.

Our Liability to Consumers

We will be responsible for any foreseeable loss or damage that you may suffer as a result of Our breach of these Terms and Conditions (or the Contract) or as a result of Our negligence.  Loss or damage is foreseeable if it is an obvious consequence of Our breach or negligence or if it is contemplated by you and Us when the Contract is created.  We will not be responsible for any loss or damage that is not foreseeable.

Under these Terms and Conditions We only supply goods for domestic and private use by consumers.  We make no warranty or representation that the Goods are fit for commercial, business or industrial use of any kind (including resale).  We will not be liable to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, interruption to business, or for any loss of business opportunity.

Nothing in these Terms and Conditions seeks to limit or exclude Our liability for death or personal injury caused by Our negligence (including that of Our employees, agents or sub-contractors); or for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.

Nothing in these Terms and Conditions seeks to exclude or limit your legal rights as a consumer.  For more details of your legal rights, please refer to your local Citizens Advice Bureau or Trading Standards Office.

Events Outside of Our Control (Force Majeure)

We will not be liable for any failure or delay in performing Our obligations where that failure or delay results from any cause that is beyond Our reasonable control.  Such causes include, but are not limited to: power failure, internet service provider failure, strikes, lock-outs or other industrial action by third parties, riots and other civil unrest, fire, explosion, flood, storms, earthquakes, subsidence, acts of terrorism (threatened or actual), acts of war (declared, undeclared, threatened, actual or preparations for war), epidemic or other natural disaster, or any other event that is beyond Our reasonable control.

If any event described above occurs that is likely to adversely affect Our performance of any of Our obligations under these Terms and Conditions:

  • We will inform you as soon as is reasonably possible
  • We will take all reasonable steps to minimise the delay
  • To the extent that we cannot minimise the delay, Our affected obligations under these Terms and Conditions (and therefore the Contract) will be suspended and any time limits that We are bound by will be extended accordingly
  • We will inform you when the event outside of Our control is over and provide details of any new dates, times or availability of Goods as necessary
  • If an event outside of Our control occurs and you wish to cancel the Contract as a result, you may do so.  Any refunds due to you as a result of such cancellation will be paid to you as soon as is reasonably possible and in any event within 14 days of the date on which the Contract is cancelled

Communication & Contact Details

If you wish to contact Us for any matters, you may contact Us by telephone at 01494 473370, by email at sales@buckslighting.co.uk, or by post at 17 Wye Estate, London Road, High Wycombe, HP11 1LH.

Complaints & Feedback

We always welcome feedback from Our customers and, whilst We always use all reasonable endeavours to ensure that your experience as a customer of Ours is a positive one, We nevertheless want to hear from you if you have any cause for complaint. If you wish to complain about any aspect of your dealings with Us, please use the contact details above.

Privacy & Website Use

Use of Our Site is also governed by our Privacy Policy and Sale of Goods Terms and Conditions. These policies are incorporated into these Terms and Conditions by this reference.

Other Important Terms

We may transfer (assign) Our obligations and rights under these Terms and Conditions (and under the Contract, as applicable) to a third party (this may happen, for example, if We sell Our business).  If this occurs, you will be informed by Us in writing. Your rights under these Terms and Conditions will not be affected and Our obligations under these Terms and Conditions will be transferred to the third party who will remain bound by them.

You may transfer (assign) the benefit of Our Goodwill Guarantee to any person to whom you transfer ownership of the Goods after you have completed purchasing the Goods from Us (for example, by selling the Goods to that person or giving them the Goods as a gift).  We may require that person to provide reasonable evidence that they are now the legal owner of the Goods in question, such as providing a copy of the original receipt.

You may not transfer (assign) your other obligations and rights under these Terms and Conditions (and under the Contract, as applicable) without Our express written permission.

The Contract is between you and Us.  It is not intended to benefit any other person or third party in any way and no such person or party will be entitled to enforce any provision of these Terms and Conditions (except if the Goodwill Guarantee has been transferred as detailed above, then that person will be entitled to enforce the guarantee).

If any of the provisions of these Terms and Conditions are found to be unlawful, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by any court or other authority, that / those provision(s) shall be deemed severed from the remainder of these Terms and Conditions.  The remainder of these Terms and Conditions shall be valid and enforceable.

No failure or delay by Us in exercising any of Our rights under these Terms and Conditions means that We have waived that right, and no waiver by Us of a breach of any provision of these Terms and Conditions means that We will waive any subsequent breach of the same or any other provision.

We may revise these Terms and Conditions from time to time in response to changes in relevant laws and other regulatory requirements.  If We change these Terms and Conditions as they relate to your Order, We will give you reasonable advance notice of the changes and provide details of how to cancel if you are not happy with them.  If you do opt to cancel, you must return any affected Goods you have already received and we will arrange for a full refund (including delivery charges), which will be paid within 14 days of your cancellation.

Law and Jurisdiction

These Terms and Conditions, and the relationship between you and Us (whether contractual or otherwise) shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, English law.

If you are a consumer, any disputes concerning these Terms and Conditions, the relationship between you and Us, or any matters arising therefrom or associated therewith (whether contractual or otherwise) shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of England, Wales, Scotland, or Northern Ireland, as determined by your residency.

If you are a business, any disputes concerning these Terms and Conditions, the relationship between you and Us, or any matters arising therefrom or associated therewith (whether contractual or otherwise) shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.