Information about us
www.royalcrownderby.co.uk (“website”) is a site operated by The Royal Crown Derby Porcelain Company. We are registered in England with company number 3981291 and with our registered address at 194 Osmaston Road, Derby, DE23 8JZ.. Our VAT number is GB 745775883
By placing an order through our website, you warrant that:
3.1 you are legally capable of entering into binding contracts; and
3.2 you are at least 18 years old; and
3.3 you are not impersonating any person or misrepresenting your identity; and
3.4 you are purchasing the goods as a consumer. If you wish to purchase any goods for business purposes then you should contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4.1 You may place orders online at any time; order processing will take place during week day working hours (Monday to Friday excluding UK public holidays and company shutdowns). How the contract is formed between you and us
5.1 The contract for the sale of the goods by us to you (“contract”) will only be formed in accordance with this condition. These conditions apply to the sale by us to you of all and any goods purchased through the website or by telephone and govern each contract to the exclusion of any other terms and conditions introduced or submitted by you.
6.1 Stock Availablity Whilst every effort is taken to ensure all items are in supply, occasionally some items may be temporarily out of stock. Orders can only be accepted subject to availability of the goods in question. In the unlikely event of an item being unavailable at the time of despatch we will advise you immediately by notice in writing (including by email), offer you alternative goods refund accordingly
7.1 Seconds Items Seconds products are the result minor imperfections created during the manufacturing process and will differ in the reason for their selection as such but will always be fit for purpose. Imperfections may show in the decoration where some variation is a natural part of the hand decorating process. Seconds can be identified by a marked backstamp (polished away or scratched) Seconds paperweights will have a silver stopper. Best quality will have a gold stopper. All online orders are hand selected.
Price and payment
8.1 Payments must be made when you place an order. Royal Crown Derby payment pages are processed by Sagepay and PayPal do not retain any of, your credit card information. For more information about Sagepay, please refer to www.sagepay.com. For more information about PayPal, please refer to www.paypal.com.
If we are unable to supply any goods for any reason, we will inform you as soon as possible and we will provide you with a refund for these goods within 14 days.
8.2 The price to be paid by you is the price displayed on the website at the time when your order is received by us except in cases of obvious error.
8.3 If we discover an error in the price of the goods ordered by you, we will notify you as soon as possible providing you with the option of either reconfirming the order at the correct price or cancelling the order. If we are unable to contact you for the purposes of this condition 8.3, the order will be deemed cancelled and where you have already made payment for the goods this will be refunded in full.
8.4 We are under no obligation to provide goods to you at an incorrect (lower) price, even after we have issued a Despatch Confirmation if the pricing error is obvious and unmistakeable and could have reasonably been recognised by you as a mis-pricing.
8.5 We accept payment made by Visa, Mastercard, Delta and Maestro. We do not accept American Express. Only if your credit card has been authorised will your credit card be debited. You will receive confirmation of card payment and your unique order number via email. If your card is not authorised, you may be given the opportunity to try again or use a different card. No payment will be deemed to have been received until we have received cleared funds. Payment may be charged before we despatch your order.
8.6 The prices for the goods are inclusive of any value added tax but do not include delivery charges unless expressly stated otherwise.
8.7 VAT will be included in all orders shipped within the European Community. The recipient is responsible for all duties, sales taxes and any other local charges.
9.1 We will use reasonable endeavours to ensure the goods are appropriately packaged prior to despatch but the packaging of the goods is at our discretion and we have the right to pack all the goods in such manner, and in such quantities as we think fit and we are not obliged to comply with any packaging requests or instructions from you.
9.2 All Best items are supplied boxed in Royal Crown Derby branded gift boxes, excluding tableware. Seconds items do not come in a presentation box.
9.3 Royal Crown Derby have many years experience of packaging their items for postal delivery. All items are delivered to you in heavy duty cardboard, branded boxes which have been specifically designed to protect your item. In the event of any damaged items please call Internet Sales on 01332 712800
10.1 Unless otherwise agreed, we will deliver the goods to the cardholders address provided to us by you at the time of order. If it is more convenient for you to have goods delivered to a workplace or any other suitable location, please give us this information when you will complete order delivery details. Delivery Charges: Delivery is free to UK Mainland addresses via UPS or Royal Mail. Items will require a signature.
10.2 Delivery date: Subject to condition 10.4 we will use reasonable endeavours to deliver the goods within 7 working days of your payment. Within the UK goods are guaranteed for delivery via our chosen courier next working day following despatch. PLEASE NOTE this is following despatch and not from the time of order placement.
In any event, if we cannot fulfil your order within 14 days of your payment we will notify you of this situation and you will be entitled to a refund if you do not wish to wait any longer for the goods.In certain circumstances we ask that you allow up to 28 days for delivery. We will advise you of any issues regarding your delivery as soon as possible.
10.3 International Delivery All orders for international delivery will are subject to a delivery charge which is calculated at the time of ordering. Delivery is usually via UPS, although we do reserve the right to use other carriers. PLEASE NOTE PO BOX ADDRESSES ARE NOT ACCEPTED AS A SIGNATURE IS REQUIRED. At the time of shipment a tracking number is emailed to the customer, which can then be inputted into delivery carriers tracking website. Delivery date: For international orders, transit time will vary accordingly to destination; generally delivery should be made within 7 days of despatch, although customers should allow up to 14 working days for goods to arrive after despatch from Royal Crown Derby. Royal Crown Derby ask international customers to note that we cannot be held responsible for delays in transit caused by customs and import procedures.
If you order goods from our site for delivery outside the UK, they may be subject to import duties and taxes which are levied when the delivery reaches the specified destination. You will be responsible for payment of any such import duties and taxes. Please note that we do not have control over these charges and cannot predict their amount. Please contact your local customs office for further information before placing your order. Please also note that you must comply with all applicable laws and regulations of the country for which the goods are destined. We will not be liable for any breach by you of any such laws.
Delivery date: For international orders, transit time will vary accordingly to destination; generally delivery should be made within 7 days of despatch, although customers should allow up to 14 working days for goods to arrive after despatch from Royal Crown Derby. Royal Crown Derby ask international customers to note that we cannot be held responsible for delays in transit caused by customs and import procedures.
10.4 Any delivery dates given by us are estimates only. Time of delivery is not of the essence of the contract.
10.5 Subject to the other provisions of these conditions, we will not be liable to you for any direct, indirect or consequential loss (all three of which terms include, without limitation, pure economic loss, loss of profits, loss of business, depletion of goodwill and similar loss), costs, damages, charges or expenses caused directly or indirectly by any delay in the delivery of the goods (even if caused by our negligence), nor will any delay entitle you to terminate or rescind the contract unless such delay exceeds 90 days.
10.6 If for any reason you fail to accept delivery of any of the goods when they are ready for delivery, or we are unable to deliver the goods on time because you have not provided appropriate instructions, documents, licences or authorisations:
10.6.1 risk in the goods will pass to you (including for loss or damage caused by our negligence);
10.6.2 the goods will be deemed to have been delivered; and
10.6.3 we may store the goods until delivery, whereupon you shall be liable for all related costs and expenses (including, without limitation, storage and insurance).
10.7 We may deliver the goods to you by separate instalments. Each instalment is a separate contract and no cancellation or termination of any one contract relating to an instalment shall entitle you to cancel any other contract or instalment.
11.1 It is your responsibility to check the goods for any damage and that they are what you ordered upon receipt and you must inform us of such damage within 14 days of delivery. If you fail to inform us of any such damage, you are deemed to have accepted the goods
12.1 You are legally entitled to cancel the contract at any time within seven working days beginning on the day after you receive the goods (the “cooling-off period”). In the event that the contract is cancelled in this way within the cooling-off period you will receive a full refund of the price paid for the goods in accordance with our returns and refund policy set out in condition 14
12.2 In order to exercise your right of cancellation you must provide us with written notice by email of your cancellation within the cooling-off period. The goods must then be returned to us in accordance with condition 14.2. You have a legal obligation to take reasonable care of the goods while they are in your possession. If you fail to do so, we may have a right of action against you for compensation.
12.3 You shall not have any right to cancel a contract for the supply of any goods which are personalised or made for your specification in any way.
13.1 If the goods we deliver are damaged or defective or the delivery is of an incorrect quantity, we shall have no liability to you unless you notify us in writing at our contact address of the problem within 14 days of the delivery of the goods in question.
13.2 If you do not receive goods ordered by you within 30 days of the date on which you ordered them, you must notify us in writing at our contact address of the problem within 40 days of the date on which you ordered the goods.
13.3 If you notify a problem to us under this condition, our only obligation will be, at your option:
13.3.1 to make good any accepted shortage or non-delivery;
13.3.2 to replace or repair any goods that are damaged or defective; or
13.3.3 to refund to you the amount paid by you for the goods in question in whatever way we choose.
13.4 Save as precluded by law, we will not be liable to you for any indirect or consequential loss, damage or expenses (including loss of profits, business or goodwill) howsoever arising out of any problem you notify to us under this condition and we shall have no liability to pay any money to you by way of compensation other than to refund to you the amount paid by you for the goods in question under condition 13.3 above.
13.5 Nothing in these 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 or fraud.
Returns and refund policy
14.1 In the event that you return goods to us:
14.1.1 because you have cancelled the contract within the cooling-off period (under condition 12.1), we will process the refund due to you as soon as possible and, in any case, within 14 days of the day you gave notice of cancellation. In such circumstances we will refund the price of the goods in full, including the cost of sending the goods to you.
14.1.2 for any other reason (under condition 13; for instance, because you claim that the goods are defective or do not conform to their description) we will examine the returned goods and will notify you of the results of such examination within a reasonable period of time. In the event that the goods are found to have been defective then we will offer to repair or replace the goods, or reduce or refund the price the goods (at your option). We will usually process any refund due to you as soon as possible and, in any case, within 30 days of the confirmation to you that you are entitled to a refund for the defective goods. Goods returned by you because of a defect will be refunded in full, including a refund of the delivery charges for sending the item to you and the cost incurred by you in returning the item to us.
You may return items if they are not suitable at any time up to 14 days from receipt of your item for a refund or exchange. You must take reasonable care of the goods while in your possession and they must be returned to us at your cost, unused, in the original packaging and in a re-saleable condition with your original receipt. This policy does not affect your legal rights under the Distance Selling Regulations or other legislation.
14.2 The goods must be returned to us at your own risk, unused, in their original packaging, in the same condition in which you received them. Please contact Royal Crown Derby Internet Sale Department to obtain instructions on how & where to return your items to. Important: please ensure that you obtain a proof of posting certificate from the post office for your returned goods. We regret that we cannot be held responsible for loss of returned goods without proof of posting. Please note that goods returns charges are the responsibility of the sender and we regret that we cannot be held liable for any extra returns delivery charges unless goods are defective
14.5 We will refund any money received from you using the same method originally used by you to pay for the goods. Credits for returned goods can only be processed back to the original card used for payment Import duty
16.1 We are committed to providing a quality service to you and value your views, opinions and feedback on any goods which have been supplied to you or the service which we have provided to you. If we have not performed any of our duties to a satisfactory standard please contact us and we shall endeavour to put right any problems.
16.2 If the complaint relates to the quality or specification of goods please refer to our refund policy at condition 14. For any other complaints, queries or to provide us with feedback, please contact us at email@example.com. .We shall endeavour to contact you within 7 working days of receiving your email and shall work closely with you in trying to resolve any problems fairly and quickly and to ensure that both our goods and the services which we have provided to you are to your satisfaction.
17.1Applicable laws require that some of the information or communications we send to you should be in writing. When using the website, you accept that communication with us will be mainly electronic. We will contact you by e-mail or provide you with information by posting notices on the website. For contractual purposes, you agree to this electronic means of communication and acknowledge that all contracts, notices, information and other communications that you provide to us electronically comply with any legal requirement that such communications be in writing. The provisions set out in this condition do not affect your statutory rights.
18.1 All notices given by you to us must be sent either by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or by post at the address set out in condition 21.We may give notice to you at either the e-mail address or postal address you provide to us when placing an order, or in any of the ways specified in condition 17 above. Notice will be deemed received and properly served immediately when posted on the website, 24 hours after an email is sent, or three days after that date of posting of any letter. In proving the service of any notice, it will be sufficient to prove, in the case of a letter, that such letter was properly addressed, stamped and placed in the post and, in the case of an e-mail, that such e-mail was sent to the specified e-mail address of the addressee.
Our right to vary these terms and conditions
19.1 We have the right to revise and amend these terms and conditions from time to time to reflect changes in market conditions affecting our business, changes in technology, changes in payment methods, changes in relevant laws and regulatory requirements and changes in our system’s capabilities.
19.2 You will be subject to the policies and terms and conditions in force at the time that you order goods from us, unless any change to those polices or these terms and conditions is required to be made by law or governmental authority (in which case it will apply to orders previously placed by you), or if we notify you of the change to those policies or these terms and conditions before we send you the Despatch Confirmation (in which case we have the right to assume that you have accepted the change to the terms and conditions, unless you notify us to the contrary within seven working days of receipt by you of the goods).
20.1 We may assign the contract or any part of it to any person, firm or company. You may not be entitled to assign the contract or any part of it without our prior written consent.
20.2 We may defer the date of delivery or cancel the contract or reduce the volume of the goods ordered by you (without liability) if we are prevented from or delayed in the carrying on of our business due to circumstances beyond our reasonable control including, without limitation, acts of God, governmental actions, war or national emergency, acts of terrorism, protests, riot, civil commotion, fire, explosion, flood, epidemic, lock-outs, strikes or other labour disputes (whether or not relating to our workforce), or restraints or delays affecting carriers or inability or delay in obtaining supplies of adequate or suitable materials.
20.3 If any provision of the contract or these terms are found by any court, tribunal or administrative body of competent jurisdiction to be wholly or partly illegal, invalid, void, voidable, unenforceable or unreasonable (including any provision in which we exclude our liability to you) it will to that extent be severed and the remaining provisions of the contract or these conditions and the remainder of such provision shall continue in full force and effect.
20.4 Failure or delay by us in enforcing or partially enforcing any provision of the contract shall not be construed as a waiver of any of our rights under the contract.
20.5 Any waiver by us of any breach of, or any default under, any provision of the contract by you shall not be deemed a waiver of any subsequent breach or default and shall in no way affect the other terms of the contract.
20.6 No term of the contract shall be enforceable by virtue of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 by any person that is not a party to it.
20.8 The formation, existence, construction, performance, validity and all aspects of the contract shall be governed by English law and any disputes shall be resolved exclusively in the English Courts.
Should you wish to contact us regarding your purchase of goods or these terms and conditions, please contact us at email@example.com, or write to us at Royal Crown Derby, 194 Osmaston Road, Derby, DE23 8JZ. Tel 01332712800.