Last updated: 4 July 2014
Please read these terms and conditions carefully before using this Website operated by Chef Tools, Cool Equipment Concepts Limited, Company Number: 4198946 and VAT Number: 992 3367 85 having our registered office at The Old Forge, Gore House, Stambridge, Essex, SS4 2DA. By accessing or using our Website, you agree to be legally bound by these terms and conditions as they may be modified and posted on our Website from time to time.
If you have any other queries on how to use this site, please phone 01702 258 639 (Lines open Monday to Friday from 9:00am - 5:00pm). You can also email us with a brief outline of your problem.
Details of procedures, products, services, prices, payment and delivery are displayed on our Website. If you choose to place an order, you will be given clear instructions on how to navigate our simple online order process and you will be required to provide us with your accurate personal details.
If you have a comment, concern or complaint about a product or service you have purchased from us, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by post at The Old Forge, Gore House, Stambridge, Essex, SS4 2DA.
We reserve the right to change any services, product prices, product specifications and availability at any time. All prices and descriptions supersede all previous publications. All product descriptions are approximate. Every effort is made to keep information regarding stock availability on the Website up to date. However, we do not guarantee that this is the case, or that stock will always be available.
If any provision of these terms and conditions is held by any competent authority to be invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part, the validity of the other provisions of this Agreement and the remainder of the provision in question will not be affected.
This Website, any content contained herein and any contract brought into being as a result of usage of this Website are governed by and construed in accordance with law of the jurisdiction specified in the clause below and the parties to any such contract agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts as specified. All contracts are concluded in English. These terms and conditions do not affect your statutory rights.
‘Conditions’ means these terms and conditions.
‘We/us/our’ means Chef Tools, Cool Equipment Concepts Limited
‘Website’ means the Website located at www.cheftools.co.uk or any subsequent URL which may replace it or sit alongside it.
‘United Kingdom’ means England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands.
‘You/your’ means a user of the Website.
‘Working days’ mean Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays in the United Kingdom).
Your order will only be accepted if received from within the United Kingdom and Eire from a person over the age of 18.
All orders are subject to acceptance and availability. If any goods ordered are not available, you will be notified by email and you will have the option either to wait until the item is available from stock or to cancel your order. It is your responsibility to provide us with a valid email address so that we can contact you if necessary. Any orders placed by you will be treated as an offer to purchase the goods or services from us and we have the right to reject such offers at any time prior to acceptance.
You shall be responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the details provided on the order form and we will not accept an order unless all details requested on the order form have been entered correctly.
You acknowledge that any automated acknowledgment of your order that you may receive from us shall not amount to our acceptance of your offer to purchase goods or services advertised on the Website.
The conclusion of a contract between you and us will take place when we accept your order by (i) debiting your credit or debit card, or (ii) despatching goods to you or commencing the services, whichever is the earlier.
We will take all reasonable care, in so far as it is in our power to do so, to keep the details of your order and payment secure, but in the absence of negligence on our part we cannot be held liable for any loss you may suffer if a third party procures unauthorised access to any data you provide when accessing or ordering from the Website.
Each item or service purchased is sold subject to additional specific terms and conditions relating to that item or service including, without limitation, terms and conditions concerning estimated delivery times and any warranties. Please ensure that you read such additional terms.
We are entitled to refuse any order placed by you and will not be required to provide an explanation.
Goods will be delivered to you, the buyer, at the address provided by you on the order form.
All goods must be signed for by an adult aged 18 years or over on delivery.
You will become the owner of goods you have ordered when they have been paid for and delivered to you.
Any dates quoted for delivery of goods are approximate only and we shall not be liable for any delay in delivery of goods however caused. If, however, we are unable to deliver your goods by the date quoted for delivery, you, the buyer, shall be entitled to cancel the order at any time before delivery takes place.
All prices are inclusive of VAT (where applicable) at the current rates and are correct at the time of entering the information onto the system. Prices quoted are for delivery (in the case of goods) and for performance (in the case of services) in the United Kingdom unless otherwise specified. Prices are in Pounds Sterling unless otherwise specified.
We reserve the right, by giving notice to you, the buyer, at any time before delivery or performance to increase the price of goods or services to reflect any increase in the cost to us, which is due to any factor beyond our control (such as without limitation, any foreign exchange fluctuation, significant increase in the costs of labour, materials or other costs of manufacture).
In the unlikely event of there being such an increase in the price of goods or services you, the buyer, shall be entitled to cancel the order at any time before delivery or performance.
In the unlikely event that the price or description of an item or service has been incorrectly advertised, we will contact you by email, telephone or post to ask whether you wish to proceed with your order with the correct price or description. If you are not happy to proceed, or we are unable to obtain your instructions, we will cancel the order. Unless we have already despatched or commenced performance of your order, we will not be obliged to supply products or provide services at the incorrect price or based on an incorrect description.
Payment can be made by any major credit or debit card or through an electronic payment account as explained on the order form.
Payment will be debited and cleared from your account before the despatch of your goods or provision of the service to you.
By placing an order, you, the buyer, consent to payment being charged to your debit/credit card account or electronic payment account as provided on the order form.
Title to the goods will pass to you, the buyer, on delivery of the goods.
We will issue you with an electronic receipt to your email address once the goods have been despatched.
When you pay for your order by credit or debit card, we carry out checks or ‘authorisations’ with the card issuer for security reasons. Should any problems occur with the authorisation of your card, we will contact you with further details.
To be eligible to purchase goods or services on this Website and lawfully enter into and form contracts on this Website, you must:
If you are under 18, please ask an adult to contract on your behalf. By offering to purchase goods and services, you represent to us that you are 18 years of age or over and authorise us to transmit information (included updated information) to obtain information from third parties, including but not limited to, your debit or credit card numbers or credit reports to authenticate your identity, to validate your credit card, to obtain an initial credit card authorisation and to authorise individual purchase transactions.
Returned goods must be authorised by Chef Tools before being sent back, please call our sales office on 01702 258 639 or by email: email@example.com. Please ensure when returning goods that you use a reputable delivery service that can provide evidence that they have delivered the goods back to us. You will need to return the product to us at your expense in unused condition and in the original undamaged packaging for a full refund less carriage charges. If the goods have been used we will be unable to accept them as a return.
Returns must be made within 7 working days of delivery. If you wish to return any items of equipment it must be authorised by Cool Equipment Concepts LTD and a restocking charge of 5% will be applied. Please note that any equipment returned must be in its original packaging together with all manuals and accessories. In the event that you no longer have the packaging, we will be unable to accept the item(s).
You should allow up to 21 days from receipt by us of your returned goods for your refund to be processed. We will normally refund you using the same payment method that you used to purchase the goods. Postage and packaging charges will not be refunded. This does not affect your statutory rights.
Please note that you are entitled to return unwanted goods within 7 working days of receipt of the goods or services.
If you do return goods, then you must notify us in writing by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01702 258 639. You must retain possession of any goods and ensure that such goods are kept in the same condition as they were when they were delivered in their original packaging together with all manuals and accessories until such time as the goods are either collected by us or delivered back to us by you. However, refunds are not dependent on the goods being returned. Credit will only be honoured once the goods have been received and inspected by Chef Tools. In the event of returned goods being used and unsaleable, no credit will be given, and the goods will be sent back to the customer.
When ordering for a business then our contract of sale with your business is complete when you accept delivery of the goods. For this reason please call our sales team on 01702 258 639 to make sure the goods are right for you, as you will not be entitled to a full refund if you wish to return the goods. We do not accept the return of goods bought by a business unless the product is new and in its original, unopened packaging.
We employ professional carriers. Nevertheless, you must examine goods on arrival before signing for it. We will refund the full purchase price including postage and packing of an item which is delivered in a damaged or faulty condition or which develops a fault within 3 months from delivery (other than due to normal wear and tear, failure to follow instructions or misuse).
Alternatively, at your option, we will replace the item with the same or a similar product (subject to stock availability).
If a product is damaged or faulty, please contact us at once and no later than 3 working days of receipt, or of the fault developing, and we will arrange a refund or replacement as you request.
Please allow 30 days from receipt by us of your item for your refund to be processed or replacement item despatched.
We reserve the right to refuse to issue a refund/replacement item and to recover the cost of the returns delivery from you in the event that the item is found to have suffered damage after delivery or has been misused or used other than in accordance with the instructions or if the problem is due to normal wear and tear. This does not affect your statutory rights.
1 year manufacturers warranty applies to Pacojet, Grant waterbaths, Vitamix, Minipack torre, Multivac.
As your machine is covered by a manufacturer’s warranty (Chef Tools act on their behalf), any cost(s) relating to repairs, parts, inspection will be met by the manufacturer providing any work required has been as a result of a manufacturing problem.
This warranty is operated on a return to base system. As Chef Tools is the distributor the “base” is identified as their operating office at The Old Forge, Gore House, Stambridge, Essex, SS4 2DA.
Should the manufacturer identify that any problems are as a result of misuse, charges including inspection and re-delivery would require to be met by you the customer.
If the manufacturer identifies that the problem has arisen due to misuse and that the repairs cannot be carried out under warranty, Chef Tools will notify you in advance of any costs and gain your written agreement prior to any work on your machine commencing.
Once your machine has been inspected, we will notify you as soon as possible of action required.
You are required to return the machine to Chef Tools, please ensure your machine is packaged appropriately for transit. Chef Tools or manufacturers cannot be held responsible for items damaged in transit.
If you cannot arrange delivery please contact our sales office on 01702 258 639 or by email: email@example.com to arrange collection and we will be able to advise you of collection charges:
Additional charge of £12.00 will be made if our delivery company advise
Nothing to collect.
The content of the Website is protected by copyright, trade marks, database and other intellectual property rights and you acknowledge that the intellectual property rights in the material and content supplied as part of the Website shall remain with us or our licensors.
You may download or copy the content and other downloadable items displayed on the Website subject to the condition that the material may only be used for personal non-commercial purposes. Copying or storing the contents of the Website for other than personal use is expressly prohibited.
You may retrieve and display the content of the Website on a computer screen, store such content in electronic form on disk (but not any server or other storage device connected to a network) or print one copy of such content for your own personal, non-commercial use, provided you keep intact all and any copyright and proprietary notices. You may not otherwise reproduce, modify, copy or distribute or use for commercial purposes any of the materials or content on the Website.
You further acknowledge that any other use of the material and content of this Website is strictly prohibited and you agree not to (and agree not to assist or facilitate any third party to) copy, reproduce, transmit, publish, display, distribute, commercially exploit or create derivative works of such material and content.
No licence is granted to you in these Conditions to use any trade mark of www.cheftools.co.uk or its affiliated companies.
Goods and services sold by us may be subject to copyright, trade mark or other intellectual property rights in favour of third parties. We acknowledge those rights.
We attempt to ensure that the information available on the Website at any time is accurate. However, we will not be held liable for any errors or omissions. We use all reasonable endeavours to correct errors and omissions as quickly as practicable after becoming aware or being notified of these.
Products, services, prices and offers are only valid at the time they are published on our Website. All images should be used only as a guide or representation of the item.
All drawings, descriptive matter and specifications of goods and services on the Website are for the sole purpose of giving an approximate description of the goods and services.
We may also change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Website, including the availability of any features, information, database or content or restrict access to parts or all of the Website without notice or liability.
We reserve the right to:
10.1. modify or withdraw, temporarily or permanently, this Website (or any part thereof) with or without notice to you and you confirm that we shall not be liable to you or any third party for any modification to or withdrawal of the Website; and/or
10.2. change the Conditions from time to time, and your continued use of the Website (or any part thereof) following such change shall be deemed to be your acceptance of such change. It is your responsibility to check regularly to determine whether the Conditions have been changed.
You may not use the Website for any of the following purposes:
10.3. disseminating any unlawful, harassing, libellous, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene, or otherwise objectionable material;
10.4. transmitting material that encourages conduct that constitutes a criminal offence, results in civil liability or otherwise;
10.5. breaches any relevant laws, regulations or code of practice;
10.6. gaining unauthorised access to other computer systems;
10.7. interfering with any other person’s use or enjoyment of the Website;
10.8. breaching any laws concerning the use of public telecommunications networks;
10.9. interfering or disrupting networks or websites connected to the Website; and
10.10. making, transmitting or storing electronic copies of materials protected by copyright without the permission of the owner.
We reserve the right to refuse to post material on the Website or to remove material already posted on the Website.
Notwithstanding any other provision in the Conditions, nothing in these Conditions will affect or limit your statutory rights; or will exclude or limit our liability for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence.
The Website is provided on an ‘as is’ and ‘as available’ basis without any representation or endorsement made and we make no warranties, whether express or implied, in relation to the Website, or any transaction that may be conducted on or through the Website including but not limited to, implied warranties of non-infringement, compatibility, security, accuracy, condition or completeness, or any implied warranty arising from course of dealing or usage or trade custom.
You acknowledge that we cannot guarantee and cannot be responsible for the security or privacy of the Website and any information provided by you. You must bear the risk associated with the use of the Internet.
We will use reasonable endeavours to verify the accuracy of any information on the Website but make no representation or warranty of any kind express or implied statutory or otherwise regarding the contents or availability of the Website or that it will be timely or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that the Website or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs. We will not be responsible or liable to you for any loss of content or material uploaded or transmitted through the Website and we accept no liability of any kind for any loss or damage from action taken in reliance on material or information contained on the Website.
We will use all reasonable endeavours to carry out our obligations within a reasonable period of time but will not be liable to you, the buyer, for any loss, costs or expenses arising directly or indirectly from any delays in doing so and we will not be deemed to be in breach of these Conditions by reason of any delay in performing, or any failure to perform, any of its obligations in relation to these Conditions, if the delay or failure was due to any cause beyond our reasonable control.
We will not be liable, in contract or tort (including, without limitation, negligence), or in respect of pre-contract or other representations (other than fraudulent or negligent misrepresentations) or otherwise for:
11.1 any economic losses (including without limitation loss of revenues, profits, contracts, business or anticipated savings); or
11.2. any loss of goodwill or reputation; or
11.3. any special or indirect losses suffered or incurred arising out of or in connection with the provision of any matter under the Conditions.
You agree to fully indemnify, defend and hold us, and our officers, directors, employees and suppliers, harmless immediately on demand, from and against all claims, losses, costs and expenses, including reasonable legal fees, arising out of any breach of these Conditions by you, or any other liabilities arising out of your use of this Website or any other person accessing the Website using your Personal Information with your authority.
This clause does not affect your statutory rights as a consumer, nor does it affect your contract cancellation rights.
We shall have no liability for delays or failures in delivery or performance resulting from force majeure, including but not limited to, war, demands or requests of Government authorities, strikes, shortages of labour, fuel, power, raw materials, late or defective performance or non-performance by suppliers, transportation disruptions, inability to ship or other causes, beyond our reasonable control.
You warrant that:
13.1. the personal information which you are required to provide when you register is true, accurate, current and complete in all respects;
13.2. you are not impersonating any other person or entity and
13.3. you will notify us immediately of any changes to your personal information by emailing or telephoning our customer service representatives.
In order to monitor and improve customer service, we sometimes record telephone calls.
Except for our affiliates, directors, employees or representatives, a person who is not a party to these Conditions has no right under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any term of this agreement but this does not affect any right or remedy of a third party that exists or is available apart from that Act.
To provide increased value to our users, we may provide links to other websites or resources for you to access at your sole discretion. You acknowledge and agree that, as you have chosen to enter the linked website we are not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and do not review or endorse and are not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for:
16.1. the privacy practices of such websites;
16.2. the content of such websites, including (without limitation) any advertising, content, products, goods or other materials or services on or available from such websites or resources; or
16.3. the use which others make of these websites or resources, nor for any damage, loss or offence caused or alleged to be caused by, or in connection with, the use of or reliance on any such advertising, content, products, goods or other materials or services available on such external websites or resources.
The Website is controlled and operated in the United Kingdom.
The Conditions will be governed by the laws of England and Wales and you irrevocably agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.