Our Terms and Conditions govern your relationship with Wivenhoe Butchers Ltd Limited, a company incorporated in the United Kingdom (registered address: 6 Lammas Way, Wivenhoe, England, CO7 9HD company registration number 12712466 (“Wivenhoe Butchers Ltd”, “we” or “us”) and all orders that you may make with us for meat and provisions advertised for sale (the “Products”) through the Wivenhoe Butchers website at www.wivenhoebutchers.co.uk (referred to as the “Website”).
Please read these Terms carefully, as they affect your rights and liabilities in law. In the event you do not agree to these Terms, please do not order from Wivenhoe Butchers Ltd.
We reserve the right to amend these Terms as explained further in paragraph 13 below. Please check periodically for changes. If you do not agree with any of the revised Terms please do not order from Wivenhoe Butchers Ltd. These Terms were last updated on 20 September 2021.
3.1. To place an order with Wivenhoe Butchers Ltd you must register with us. This is referred to as ‘set up an account’ or “Sign In” throughout our Website. Payment is required prior to the delivery of goods. A customer account can be set up by following the instructions on the checkout stage on the Website.
3.2. You must be over eighteen years of age to register with Wivenhoe Butchers Ltd. If you are a business, you must be operated by a person over eighteen years of age.
3.3. It is your responsibility to ensure that the details you provide on registration or at any time are correct and complete.
3.4. You must inform us promptly of any changes to the information that you provided when registering by updating your personal details, within the order deadlines specified on our Website.
3.6. When you set up an account, we email you the confirmation of your account. Please print or save this email for your records.
4. Your password and security
4.1. When you register on the Website, you will be asked to create a password. Please keep this password confidential and dot not disclose it or share it with anyone. You will be responsible for all activities and orders that occur when submitted using your password. If you know or suspect that someone else knows your password you should notify us immediately. We suggest that you change your password immediately through the My Account area on the Website.
4.2. In the unlikely event that Wivenhoe Butchers Ltd has reason to believe that there is likely to be a breach of security or misuse of the Website, we may require you to change your password or we may suspend or cancel your account.
5.1. You must ensure that Wivenhoe Butchers Ltd are provided with details of a valid credit or debit card bearing the Mastercard, Visa, Visa Electron, Delta or Switch symbol or such other card as Wivenhoe Butchers Ltd may use in its discretion. You must update us with any change to these details within the deadlines specified on the Website. Without prejudice to these Terms, we accept no liability for card security if the card details are emailed to us. We therefore request that you do not email card details to us.
5.3. We reserve the right to suspend deliveries to you and/or terminate our agreement with you if we are refused authority from your card issuer for payment or we reasonably believe that payment will be refused. You agree to compensate us in full against any and all reasonable costs and expenses (including reasonable legal) costs and expenses that we may incur in obtaining payments due from you that you have not made in accordance with your agreement with us as set out in these Terms and Conditions.
5.4. If a payment has been rejected by your bank, you will not be able to amend, cancel or add to your orders via our Website. You must contact us to arrange payment and wait for that payment to process successfully before you can make changes to your order through the Website again. You can, however, change orders by calling or emailing us (our contact details can be found on the Website), during our office opening hours and are thereafter subject to our usual order deadlines.
6.1. You may submit orders for Products by using our online ordering facility on the Website at any time after you have created an account. The facility and our communications to you in relation to any order or contract will be in the English language. The facility allows you to review your order and make any corrections before submitting it to us and by submitting the order you confirm that you have made any such corrections.
6.2 Each Product for which you click ‘Add to basket’ is added to a ‘shopping basket’ facility. You are given the opportunity to review the quantity, delivery date and frequency of order of each item in your shopping basket when you choose to ‘check out & deliver’. You can change these, or cancel the purchase of each of the Products completely, at this stage, at any time before clicking ‘place order’. After you have clicked ‘place order’ and after our acceptance of your order, items are added to your delivery in addition to any items that you have previously ordered. You can review all the Orders that you have made with us.
6.3. Your submission of an order amounts to an offer to enter a contract to buy the Products from us; subject to paragraph 6.2, you cannot then withdraw or cancel your order except as stated below.
6.4. No order is accepted from you until our Website displays an order confirmation message. This message is displayed after you click ‘place order’ in the shopping basket ‘order summary’ page. When you order by telephone, your order will be accepted (or rejected, as the case may be) verbally by our staff. A contract for our sale of Products to you arises on our acceptance of your order.
6.5. Where we accept an order, we do all that we can to ensure that your order is fulfilled. Products are, however, subject to availability and market conditions and we do not always know if a Product is or will be available at the time of accepting an order. If we are unable to deliver an item you have ordered, we may in our absolute discretion only as far as it is reasonable offer a reasonable substitute. You may reject that substitute, and you will not be charged for it, or, if you have paid already, we will refund any amount paid for it. If we do not offer a substitute, we will remove the Product from your order so that you are not charged or, if you have paid already, we will refund you the price. We will, however, bear no liability for unavailability of Products and may still despatch an incomplete order that you cannot cancel on the day of despatch (or upon the notification of the unavailability of any Product(s)) or thereafter.
6.6. Subject to clauses 6.7 and 6.8. below, the price that we charge you for the Products will be the price stated by us on the Website prior to you clicking the ‘place order’ button.
6.7 All Products offered by us are subject to seasonal changes in supply levels and supply prices.
6.8. Our products are priced by unit. We show the weight price for guidance only. Due to the nature of our products the minimum and maximum weight cannot always be guaranteed. As such, products may not always meet the exact criteria stated on our website. We will not accept liability for underweight or overweight products. The published price is the unit price. We will, however, always endeavour to meet weight expectations and the minimum weight.
6.9. Ordering a Product from us carries with it the obligation to pay for it unless we receive from you a cancellation of or change to your orders before the deadlines published on the Website. We are also happy to inform you of these deadlines by telephone if you wish to call us. You remain responsible for ensuring that any such change or cancellation is not only transmitted by you, but received by us, in time for the deadline. We reserve the right to deliver and charge in full for any order unless we have received notice of cancellation before the published deadline. This deadline is important since, typically, we make up the deliveries for despatch to you the day before delivery and obtain some of the Products especially to fulfil your order and may not be able to sell the Products elsewhere. Any payments you have made for orders which have been properly cancelled will be re-credited to you.
6.10. Despite the above provision, you are entitled to cancel a payment for Products where fraudulent use has been made of your payment card by a person not acting, or to be treated as acting, as your agent. If you have already made a payment where your payment card has been so fraudulently used, then you should approach your card issuer for re-credit to your card.
6.11. We sell only to consumers and our Products are not for re-sale. You warrant that you shall not re-sell any of the Products.
6.12 All prices for Products are inclusive of any applicable VAT.
7. Delivery methods, locations, charges and your obligations on receipt of deliveries
7.1 The delivery charge applying to your order shall be set out at the time you checkout. Delivery charges are set out in our ‘Delivery’ terms on the website.
Wivenhoe Butchers Ltd reserves the right to amend the charges made for delivery from time to time.
7.2 If you amend your order prior to the cut off time to increase the quantity of items already ordered, the price charged for the additional items will be the price quoted at the time you made the original order. If, however, you are adding new items to your order, the price charged will be the price quoted at the time you amend the order. The delivery charge shall be amended and applied in accordance with paragraph 7.2.
7.3 We will debit the total cost of your order, including any delivery charge or packaging cost that may be applied, from your debit or credit card at the time you place your order.
7.4 You are responsible for making suitable arrangements to receive your delivery and for giving us appropriate instructions. In the event that your delivery is stolen from your doorstep or damaged while there, we do not accept liability, and will only offer compensation at our discretion. We reserve the right to refuse to accept orders when you place your order.
7.5 You are responsible for providing us with accurate delivery address details (including house numbers, street names and postcodes) and for making the appropriate arrangements to receive your order on the actual delivery day. In the event that your delivery is stolen from your doorstep or damaged whilst there, Wivenhoe Butchers Ltd expressly disclaims all liability that may arise in consequence of the delivery being left unattended, including, without limitation, theft, tampering or contamination, however caused.
7.6 If noone is available at the primary delivery address (nominated by you at the time you place your order) to take delivery of the order, we will leave notification of the delivery in the secure place (nominated by you at the time you place your order).
7.7 If your delivery is refused or not accepted at a recipients address, we will not take responsibility for this and will not offer a refund.
7.8 Our deliveries are made with “no signature required”. In the event that nobody is available to take delivery of your order at either your primary or secondary delivery address or you ask us to leave your goods unattended at a secure place, Wivenhoe Butchers Ltd expressly disclaims all liability that may arise in consequence of the delivery being left unattended, including, without limitation, theft, tampering or contamination, however caused.
7.9. If we are unable to deliver to you, or have to deliver late, for reasons beyond our control, for example adverse weather conditions, strike actions, vehicle breakdown, traffic congestion or supplier failure, we cannot accept liability for any inconvenience or loss that this causes.
7.10 You must inspect the Products as soon as possible after delivery and notify us promptly if you find any defects, by calling us, emailing us or writing to us at the telephone number or address shown on our Website. In the event the Products do not meet you expectations or you are in any way dissatisfied, Wivenhoe Butchers Ltd may in its absolute discretion offer you a credit note or refund.
8. Availability of the Website
8.1. Access to the Website may occasionally be restricted to allow for repairs, maintenance or the introduction of new facilities or services. We will restore the service as soon as we reasonably can. In the event that our Website is unavailable, our usual order and cancellation deadlines apply; please notify us of changes to your order via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
8.2. Although Wivenhoe Butchers Ltd aims to offer you the best service possible, we make no promise that our Website services will meet your requirements and we cannot guarantee that the service will be fault free. If a fault occurs in the service, please report it to us (see the Website for details) and we will correct the fault as soon as we reasonably can.
9.1. Wivenhoe Butchers Ltd may suspend or cancel any accepted order or registration, immediately at our reasonable discretion or if you breach any of your obligations under these Terms and Conditions.
9.2. You can cancel your registration with us at any time by informing us in writing. If you do so, you must thereafter stop using Wivenhoe Butchers Ltd’s services.
10.4. The suspension or cancellation of your registration shall not affect your and/or our rights or liabilities accrued to the date of suspension or cancellation or any orders submitted by you before we received notice of your cancellation, and you will continue to be bound by such orders.
10. Warranties and liabilities
10.1. Without prejudice to your statutory rights, Wivenhoe Butchers Ltd may correct any inaccuracies and/or errors and we will not be responsible for any such inaccuracies and/or errors or for the results obtained from the use of such information or for any technical problems you may experience with the Website. Whilst Wivenhoe Butchers Ltd tries to ensure that material included on the Website or in any other catalogue or materials is correct, we cannot accept responsibility if, despite our endeavours, this is not the case.
10.2. We warrant that the products will be of satisfactory quality and, therefore, if the Products which you purchase from us are faulty or defective you should notify us in accordance with paragraph 6.5. We will examine the Products and, if the Products are faulty or defective we will replace the faulty or defective Products or refund the price of the faulty or defective Products.
10.3 The warranty in paragraph 10.2 above does not apply to faults or defects which been caused by your mis-use and/or neglect of the Products or by accidents caused while the Products are in your possession.
10.4 We will not be liable to you by way of representation (unless fraudulent), common law duty or under any express or implied term of the contract for:
any losses which are not foreseeable by you and us when the contact for the supply and purchase of the products is formed arising in connection with the supply of Products and related services or their use by you;
any losses which are not caused by any breach by us; or
business or trade losses (including, without limitation, loss of profits, loss of goodwill, loss of reputation and loss of business).
10.5 Subject to the provisions of paragraph 6.5 and 11, our entire liability in connection with the contract is for the supply and purchase of Products and will not exceed the purchase price of the Products in question.
10.6. We shall not be liable for any delay or failure in the performance of our obligations due to events beyond our reasonable control such as but not limited to fire, flood, adverse weather, acts of God, strikes, labour disputes, riots, civil unrest, accident, disruption to energy supplies, equipment or supplier failure, road traffic problems, terrorism or war.
11. Your statutory rights
11.1 If you are a consumer (an individual acting outside of the course of your business or trade), there are certain terms implied into your contract with us, which we cannot exclude, or limit (for example, under the Sale of Goods Act 1979 we have to supply goods to you which are fit for their purpose).
11.2 It is important for you to know that nothing in these terms affects your statutory rights. If you would like more information on your statutory rights, contact your local Trading Standards Office (www.tradingstandards.gov.uk) or Citizens Advice Bureau (www.citizensadvice.org.uk).
12. Applicable law
12.1. These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England.
12.2. The English courts will have non-exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes arising under or in relation to these Terms and Conditions.
13.1. You may not assign, sub-license or otherwise transfer any of your rights under these Terms and Conditions.
13.2. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of that provision will not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions, which shall remain in full force and effect.
13.3. The provisions of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 are expressly excluded from our contractual relationship with you so that no third party may claim any rights under that contractual relationship (but this shall not affect any right or remedy of a third party which exists or is available apart from that Act).
We may update these Terms and Conditions from time to time by posting the updated Terms and conditions on our Website in place of these. The changes will apply to the use of the Website after we have given notice. If you do not wish to accept the new Terms and Conditions, you should not continue to order from Wivenhoe Butchers Ltd or use the Wivenhoe Butchers Ltd Website. If you continue to use the Wivenhoe Butchers Ltd Website after the date on which the change comes into effect, your use of the Wivenhoe Butchers Ltd Website indicates your agreement to be bound by the new Terms and Conditions.
You can contact Wivenhoe Butchers Ltd at:
1 Brook Street
Wivenhoe Business Centre