The terms and conditions set out in this "Returns Policy" apply to all goods purchased from South Survey Ltd in the UK, whether you buy through our website at http://www.surveyorsequipment.co.uk, over the phone or otherwise.
Together with the Terms of Sale this Returns Policy forms part of a legally binding contract between us and you which you accept whenever you buy goods from South Survey Ltd online. All of the terms and conditions in the Terms of Sale will apply equally to this Returns Policy, including any defined terms. In the event of a conflict between the Terms of Sale and this Returns Policy, the Terms of Sale will apply.
2.1 Goods that are ordered cannot be cancelled once the order has been despatched. Call 01200 429870 to see if goods have been despatched. Once the goods have been delivered you can only return them if they are not of satisfactory quality or reasonably fit for the purpose and we cannot remedy the fault to your reasonable satisfaction.
3.1 Where you place an order through South Survey Ltd for standard stock products which are not ordered to your specification you can cancel your order at any time before the goods have been despatched to you.
3.2 Following receipt of the goods, you can cancel your contract by notifying us (as set out in section 4 below) within fourteen (14) days of the date on which the goods were delivered. This means that if you change your mind about the goods or for any other reason you decide you do not want to keep the goods; you can notify us of your decision to cancel the contract, and then return the goods to us for a refund. If your order comprises more than one item you can cancel and return any of the items individually or in combination. A restocking charge of 15% of the item value may be charged.
3.3 Nothing within this Returns Policy or the Terms of Sale affects your rights under law, and in particular you will always be entitled to return goods to us for a full refund if they were misdescribed, or are not of satisfactory quality or reasonably fit for their purpose and we cannot remedy the fault to your reasonable satisfaction.
4.1 If you wish to cancel an order please contact South Survey Ltd by calling 01200 429870. Please have your invoice to hand and be ready to quote your invoice number and to specify which goods you want to return. Alternatively you may give us written notice of your cancellation. This can be done by writing to us at South Survey Ltd, 21 Deanfield Court, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 1QS. You must include your invoice number in the written notice, and clearly specify which goods you wish to return and the reason for the return.
4.2 Where you cancel your order after the goods have been delivered you agree to return the goods to us by following the procedure set out below.
5.1 If you would like to return the goods yourself, you can take or send them to South Survey Ltd, 21 Deanfield Court, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 1QS. You will need to take or send all of the goods you are returning, together with a copy of your invoice.
5.2 To arrange collection of the unwanted goods please contact South Survey Ltd, 21 Deanfield Court, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 1QS. Alternatively you can speak to South Survey Ltd 01200 429870. Please have your invoice number to hand. We will then arrange for your unwanted goods to be collected. A collection fee and restocking fee will apply.
5.3 You agree to return the goods in full, in a resalable condition and securely packaged (properly repacked in their original packaging if they were removed from it). You are responsible for all costs of returning the goods.
6.1 You agree to take reasonable care of the goods from the time that they are delivered to you until the time that they are returned. Examples of a failure to take reasonable care of goods may include if you use the goods, if you assemble or part assemble the goods or if you remove the goods from their packaging and fail to properly repack them. If your failure to take reasonable care of the goods means that they cannot be resold as new we reserve the right to apply a charge of 30% of the price you paid for the goods, which you agree we may discount from your refund for the goods. We can only re-sell opened, assembled or used goods at a significantly discounted price and the 30% charge is your agreed contribution to our likely loss on these goods.
6.2 If the goods are damaged whilst in your care (including damage caused in assembling or disassembling the goods), if you fail to return all parts of the goods or otherwise if your failure to take reasonable care of the goods means that we reasonably believe that resale will not be possible at all, you agree that we may withhold payment of all or part of the refund in respect of the goods as compensation for our loss on these goods.
7.1 Collection of the goods will only take place from the delivery address to which they were delivered, and will be subject to the following conditions:
7.1.1 if collection cannot be made from your chosen location due to the nature of the premises, because there is insufficient access or for any other reason that is not within our reasonable control, including your absence at the time of collection, you agree to pay our reasonable additional collection fees and the costs of re-arranging collection;
7.1.2 you agree to give our representative all goods which are being returned, including all component parts of such goods and all related items or accessories (including original packaging) which are included in the price of the goods being returned;
7.1.3 a collection document must be signed by you to confirm that the collection has taken place. The collection document will be provided by the representative who comes to collect your goods;
7.1.4 you keep the goods at your own risk until they have been removed by our collection agents from your premises;
7.1.5 if you are not personally available to undertake any of your obligations under this paragraph 7.1, you may appoint a representative to do so in your place. The representative must be an adult capable of supervising collection on your behalf, and you agree that we will be entitled to rely on the representative's instructions as if they were your own;
7.1.6 this paragraph 7.1 does not take away any rights you may have under law. To find out more information contact your local Citizens Advice Bureau (www.citizensadvice.org.uk).
8.1 We will charge for the cost of sending a representative to collect your goods. You agree that we may set-off the collection fee against any sums being refunded to you.
8.2 Collection fees will apply to each collection made by us and will be charged in full even if not all the items you ordered are being returned.
8.3 If you are returning your goods because they are faulty or incorrect, no collection fee will be charged.
9.1 We will make all refunds to the card used for payment.
9.2 The refund will include the cost of the returned goods and the original delivery fee (where you are returning all of the goods on the order) less any charges for failure to take reasonable care of the goods and any collection fees.
10.1 This Returns Policy does not take away any rights you may have under consumer law. For more information contact your local Citizens Advice Bureau (www.citizensadvice.org.uk).
10.2 This Returns Policy is in accordance with your right to cancel a contract formed at a distance under the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000.