1.1 In these Terms:
“Buyer” means the person who accepts the Seller’s quotation for the sale of the Product or whose Order is accepted by the Seller;
“Contract” means the contract between Us and You for the sales and purchase of the Products in accordance with these Terms;
“Product” means the product detailed in the Order which the Seller is to supply in accordance with these Terms;
“Order” means your order of Products submitted by you online via the Website;
“Seller” means the Company known as Pongoose Ltd, with registered address 38 Middlehill Road, Colehill, Wimborne, BH21 2SE, registered in England and Wales with registered number 11145299;
“Terms and Conditions” means the terms and conditions set out in this document which may be amended from time to time;
“We/Our/Us” means Pongoose Ltd;
“Website” means the website located at www.pongoose.com or any subsequent URL which replaces it;
“You/Your” means the person who purchases Products from us using the Website.
1.2 A reference in these Terms to a provision of a statute shall be construed as a reference to that provision as amended, re-enacted or extended at the relevant time.
1.3 The headings in these Terms are for convenience only and shall not affect their interpretation.
1.4 This Website is operated by the Seller who can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. All goods will be shipped from Our trading premises (different to registered address); please note there are no facilities for customers to collect Products from this address.
1.5 These terms and conditions will apply to any Contract between the Seller for the sale of Products, to the Buyer. Please read these terms carefully before accessing or using Our website. You will be asked to agree to the Terms and Conditions before You place an Order and if You refuse to accept them You will not be able to order any Products from Our Website.
1.6 These Terms and Conditions apply to all users of the Website including but not limited to; those who are browsers, customers, merchants and contributors of the content.
1.7 These Terms and Conditions have been created in accordance with the Consumer Rights Act 2015.
1.8 New features or changes to the Website and/or Products will be subject to these Terms and Conditions. We reserve the right to update these Terms and Conditions by making changes to Our Website and it is your responsibility to check this page regularly for such changes. By continuing to use the Website, you agree to any changes made by us. These Terms may be revised to reflect changes in the relevant laws and regulatory requirements, and any unforeseen circumstances affecting the manufacturing process.
1.9 Any revisions to these Terms and Conditions that take place during your Order process will be advised to you with reasonable advance notice as much as possible and we will let you know how to cancel the contract if you are not happy with the changes.
2.1 The Seller shall sell and the Buyer shall purchase the Product(s) in accordance with the Seller’s quotation on the Website (if accepted by the Buyer), or the Buyer’s Order (if accepted by the Seller), subject in either case to these Terms and Conditions.
2.2 The Order You place constitutes an offer to purchase the Products in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.
2.3 It is Your responsibility for ensuring that the Order is correct. You can only purchase Products from Us if you meet any legal age requirement necessary for the acquisition of the Products.
2.4 The shopping pages on Our Website will guide you through placing an Order. You will be able to check and amend any errors before submitting Your Order. When you press the ‘Order and Pay’ button we will confirm your Order by email and assign You an order number, which You will need if You contact Us about Your Order. This email will confirm: a description of the Products ordered, the total price of the Products, applicable delivery charges and information regarding Your right to cancel.
2.5 Your order will be accepted by Us once We have accepted payment for the Products, we have received payment and the Products have been dispatched. An email sent by Us acknowledging or confirming Your Order is not deemed as acceptance from Us of Your Order. The Contract between Us is formed when We send You an email confirming the Products you have ordered have been dispatched.
2.6 If We are unable to accept Your Order, We will notify You by email and You will not be charged for the Products.
2.7 Any advice or recommendation given by the Seller (or its employees or agents) to the Buyer (or its employees or agents) as to the storage, application or use of the Products which is not confirmed in writing by the Seller is followed or acted on entirely at the Buyer’s own risk, and accordingly the Seller shall not be liable for any such advice or recommendation which is not so confirmed.
2.8 Any typographical, clerical or other error or omission in any sales literature, quotation, price list, acceptance of offer, invoice or other document or information issued by the Seller shall be subject to correction without any liability on the part of the Seller.
2.9 The Seller reserves the right to make any changes in the specification of the Products which are required to conform with any applicable statutory or E.U. requirements or, where the Products are to be supplied to the Seller’s specification, which do not materially affect their quality or performance.
2.10 No Order, which has been accepted by the Seller, may be cancelled by the Buyer except with the agreement in writing of the Seller and on terms that the Buyer shall indemnify the Seller in full against all loss (including loss of profit), costs (including the cost of all labour and materials used), damages, charges and expenses incurred by the Seller as a result of cancellation.
3.1 Images of Our Products on the Website are for illustrative purposes only and colours may vary depending on your screen’s display. We have made every effort to display colours as accurately as possible.
3.2 Sizes, weights and dimensions have been calculated as accurately as possible but are supplied as an approximate guide. For example, should you be taking the Pongoose Climber on holiday, please weigh Your luggage including the whole product to ensure You are under the relevant luggage weight restrictions.
3.3 We reserve the right to amend the Product description on Our Website, along with correction of any errors in price of which we will notify you by email. If you are in the process of making an Order and such an error occurs, a Contract will not have been entered into and You are not bound to continue with the Order. We will cancel Your Order and refund You in full via Your payment method. This full refund will be the extent of Our liability to you in event of these errors.
3.4 Packaging of the Product may vary from that described on Our Website, however We will package the Product in such a way that it should be protected from damage in transit to You during delivery.
3.5 Any special offers or promotions will only be available in limited quantities or colours and when stock runs out of such Product We will not be able to supply the Product(s) at the special offer or promotional price.
4.1 Product prices will be quoted on Our Website at the time of submitting Your Order and We take reasonable care to ensure the prices of Products are correct and up-to-date.
4.2 Our prices may change from time to time but will not affect any Order You may have already placed.
4.3 We reserve the right, by giving written notice to You at any time before delivery, to increase the price of the Goods 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, currency regulation, alteration of duties, significant increase in the costs of labour, materials or other costs of manufacture), any change in delivery dates, quantities or specifications for the Product which is requested by You, or any delay caused by Your instructions or Your failure to give Us adequate information or instructions.
4.4 Pongoose Ltd is not currently VAT registered, therefore, products do not have VAT added.
5.1 You can pay for Products on Our Website using a debit or credit card; the options available will be listed on Our Website during the order process. Card payments are processed on Our Website via a secure payment gateway called Stripe. No card details are stored by Pongoose Ltd or shared with 3rd parties. No additional card fees are charged with debit or credit card payments. At this time, PayPal is not an offered payment gateway purely due to the amount of additional fees that will need to be passed on to the customer and significantly elevate the cost of the cart.
5.2 Payment is required upfront for Products ordered and associated delivery charges (which are calculated based on the size and weight of the Products ordered).
6.1 We will email You when Your Order has been dispatched. This will contain a tracking code for You to monitor the progress of your delivery if available, depending on the delivery options offered and chosen. An expected delivery date will be included in the email if this is made available to Us. Occasionally Our delivery to You may be affected by an event out of Our control (see clause 11 for details).
6.2 Any dates quoted for delivery of the Products are approximate only and We shall not be liable for any delay in delivery of the Products, however caused. Time for delivery shall not be of the essence of the Contract unless previously agreed by Us in writing. The Products may be delivered by Us in advance of the quoted delivery date on giving reasonable notice to You.
6.3 If We fail to deliver the Products (or any instalment) for any reason other than any cause beyond Our reasonable control or Your fault, and then We are accordingly liable to You, Our liability shall be limited to the excess (if any) of the cost to You (in the cheapest available market) of similar goods to replace those not delivered over the price of the Products.
6.4 Delivery may be via Royal Mail or Courier if the Product You have purchased has unusual dimensions, for example, the Pongoose Climber 1000+ which is classed as an over-sized product and can only be sent by courier, thus attracting higher shipping costs. Other cheaper or alternative options for delivery may be available for more standard sized products. All delivery options will be listed during the checkout process where You can select Your preferred option and the appropriate charge will be added to Your basket. Please note for next day delivery options for the UK with Royal Mail, if you order after 3pm on a Thursday, the parcel will likely be sent on Friday and next delivery day will be the following Monday. Saturday delivery is available at an additional cost of £3 on top of the next day charge. If you desperately need delivery on a Saturday, please contact us and arrangements can be made for an additional cost if arranged before 12pm on the Friday. This does not apply to courier shipments due to limited collection and drop off times so next day shipments are not guaranteed, especially on a Saturday.
6.5 If no one is available at Your address to accept delivery and Products are too large to be put through the letterbox, delivery will be attempted to a neighbour, or a note will be left explaining where to collect the Products from or how to rearrange delivery.
6.6 If you provide Us with special delivery instructions and ask for a package to be left in a particular location, We shall not be held liable for any claim, costs, liability and expenses (including reasonable lawyer’s fees and expenses) arising from any loss or damage to the Products delivered in accordance with the special delivery instructions. Please note that Royal Mail, and most couriers, are not allowed to leave a package that requires a signature if there is no one available for acceptance of the delivery as proof of delivery is required. We do not deliver to PO Box addresses, Armed Forces addresses or storage units for these reasons.
6.7 If You fail to take delivery of the Products or fail to give Us adequate delivery instructions at the time stated for delivery (otherwise than by reason of any cause beyond Your reasonable control or by reason of Our fault) then, without limiting any other right or remedy available to Us, We may:
6.7.1 store the Products until actual delivery and charge You for the reasonable costs (including insurance) of storage; or
6.7.2 sell the Products at the best price readily obtainable and (after deducting all reasonable storage and selling expenses) account to You for the excess over the price under the Contract or charge You for any shortfall below the price under the Contract.
6.8 Delivery of an Order will be completed when We deliver the Products to the address You gave Us and the Products will be Your responsibility from that time. We cannot accept liability for any loss or damage to the goods once they have been delivered.
6.9 You own the Products once We have received payment in full, including all applicable delivery charges.
6.10 If spare parts are required to replace components lost or broken by you, delivery cost will be paid by you in addition to the cost of the component parts.
6.11 If We miss the 30 day delivery deadline for any Products and any of the following conditions apply, then You may cancel Your Order with immediate effect:
6.11.1 We refused to deliver the Products; or
6.11.2 delivery within the deadline was essential (taking in to account all relevant circumstances) and You informed Us prior to Us accepting Your Order that delivery within the delivery deadline was essential.
6.12 If the 30 day delivery deadline has passed and You do not wish to cancel Your Order, You can give Us a new deadline for delivery (which must be reasonable) and You can cancel Your Order if We do not meet the new deadline.
6.13 If You do choose to treat the Contract as at an end for late delivery under clause 6.11, you can cancel your Order for any of the Products or reject Products that have been delivered. You can do so for just some of the Products or all of them, unless splitting them up would significantly reduce their value. If the Products have been delivered to You, You will need to return them to Us and We will pay the reasonable costs of this. The costs of the Products and delivery charge will be refunded to You once they have been received back by Us for the cancelled Order.
7.1 You may place an Order for Products from outside the UK from countries in Europe, Australia and the USA (International Delivery Destinations), but please note that Your Order will be subject to additional shipping charges above those charged in the UK. All delivery conditions under clause 6 apply in addition to those listed here in clause 7. Please be aware that there may be other taxes, fees or charges which are imposed by local legislation once the Products reach their destination. We have no control over these charges and cannot predict their amount. There are some countries We do not deliver to currently because of the cost of shipping.
7.2 You will be responsible for payment of such import duties or taxes. Please contact Your local customs office for further information before placing Your order.
7.3 The recipient of the Product must comply with the applicable tax and duty regulations of the country where the Products are to be delivered and pay appropriate charges levied by the shipping provider. Please ensure the person accepting the Product is aware of this, particularly if they did not place the Order.
7.4 You must comply with all applicable laws and regulations of the country for which the Products are destined. We will not be liable or responsible if You break any such law.
7.5 Please be aware that some Products may not be able to be delivered to some international destinations due to size or weight restrictions. If this is the case, You will be contacted as soon as possible and Your Order will be cancelled.
8.1 If You are a consumer, You have a legal right to cancel a Contract within 14 days of receipt of the Products (Cancellation Period). This means that if during this period, You decide that You do not want to receive or keep the Products, You can notify Us that You wish to cancel the Contract and receive a refund. You are also entitled to request an exchange within the same period however the following provisions will also apply.
8.2 This cancellation right does not apply in the case of any bespoke or customised goods which have been personalised/customised to Your specific request.
8.3 Your legal right to cancel a Contract starts from the date We send You an email confirming the Products have been dispatched, which is when the Contract between Us is formed, and ends 14 days after the day You receive the Products. If Your Order consists of multiple Products sent separately, the end date is 14 days after the day on which You receive the last of the Products ordered.
8.4 If you decide to cancel the Contract, You must notify Us immediately via email with Your Order number (this will constitute Your cancellation form). Your cancellation will be effective from the date You send Us Your cancellation email.
8.5 If You cancel Your Contract with Us within the relevant Cancellation period, We will refund You the price You paid for the Products, but not the delivery costs. However, We are permitted by law to reduce Your refund to reflect any reduction in value of the goods if this has been caused by You using them or handling them in such a way that means the Product no longer looks brand new. If Your Order has been dispatched when You cancel, We require the Product to be returned to Us before any refund will be made.
8.6 If You cancel Your Contract with Us, We will make any refunds to You as soon as possible. If You have received the Product, We will make the refund 14 days after the day on which We receive it back from You, or, 14 days from the day You provide Us with evidence that You have sent the Product back to Us. If You have not received the Product We will make the refund 14 days after you inform Us of Your decision to cancel the Contract.
8.7 If you are returning Products because they are faulty or mis-described, We will refund the price of the Products in full together with any delivery charge and Your costs to return them to Us.
8.8 We will refund You only via the method You used to pay for the Products.
8.9 If a product has been delivered to You before You decide to cancel Your Contract, You must return it to Us without undue delay and no later than 14 days after the day on which You let Us know that You wish to cancel the Contract. Unless the Product is faulty (clause 8.7), You will be responsible for the cost of returning the Product to Us. If the product cannot be returned by post and requires a Courier (for example, the Pongoose Climber), these costs may exceed the sums We charged You for delivery. In any event, We recommend You obtain proof of posting and use a trackable service. You must take care to ensure the Products are not damaged in transit and are securely packed, ideally in the Product’s originally packaging. We cannot be responsible for lost or damaged returns and, unless the Product is faulty or not as described, You will be responsible for the cost of returning them to Us.
8.10 Due to the speed of Our ordering process, We may not be able to stop your Order being dispatched if You cancel, however We will attempt to stop them being delivered to You. If We are unable to do this and the Products are delivered, You can return them in line with Your rights detailed above.
8.11 We are under legal duty to supply Products that are in conformity with these Terms and Conditions. This means the Products must be as described, fit for purpose and of satisfactory quality. If You purchase a product online which is found to be faulty within 30 days of receipt, Your legal rights entitle You to request a full refund of the faulty Product. If the fault occurs after the initial 30 days but before 6 months of receipt of the Product, then We are entitled to repair and/or replace the Product. If this cannot be done, You may be entitled to a refund.
8.12 For faulty Products, We will examine them or return them to a relevant manufacturer for inspection. Where applicable, a refund will be provided to You within 14 days of the day We agree You are entitled to a refund.
8.13 It is not always possible to exchange Products that were purchased on special offer or promotion for the same price as the original special offer or promotional price. This is because such items may be separate stock to Our normal stock and may only be available in a limited choice of colour or size, or the item may have sold out.
9.1 Subject to the following provisions, We warrant that the Products will correspond with their specification at the time of delivery and will be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of 12 months from the date of their initial use or 12 months from delivery, whichever is the first to expire. Proof of purchase of the Product is required for the warranty to be valid.
9.2 The above warranty is given by Us subject to the following conditions:
9.2.1 We shall be under no liability in respect of any defect arising from fair wear and tear, wilful damage, negligence, incorrect storage, abnormal working conditions, failure to follow Our instructions (whether oral or in writing), misuse or alteration or repair of the Products without Our approval;
9.2.2 We shall be under no liability under the above warranty (or any other warranty, condition or guarantee) if the total price for the Products has not been paid by the due date for payment.
9.3 This warranty is in addition to, and does not affect, Your legal rights in relation to faulty or mis-described Products.
10.1 If We fail to comply with these Terms and Conditions, We are responsible for loss or damage You suffer that is a foreseeable result of Our breaking this Contract or Our failing to use reasonable care and skill, but We are not responsible for any loss or damage that is not foreseeable. Loss or damage is foreseeable if either it is obvious that it will happen or if, at the time the Contract was made, both We and You knew it might happen.
10.2 We only supply the Products for domestic and private use. You agree not to use the Product for any commercial, business or resale purposes, and We have no liability to You for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.
10.3 We make no warranty, expressed or implied, with respect to the accuracy of the information, opinion or statement contained herein. If you find any mistakes on Our Website, please accept Our apologies and notify Us. We will do whatever We can to correct the information.
10.4 We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect Your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to Your use of Our Website or to Your downloading of any content on it, or on any Website linked to it. We assume no responsibility for the content of third-party websites linked to Our Website. Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by Us of those linked Websites. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from Your use of them.
10.5 We do not in any way exclude or limit our liability for: death or personal injury caused by our negligence; fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; any breach of the terms implied by section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 (title, quiet possession and free from encumbrances); any breach of the terms implied by section 13 to 15 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 (description, satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and samples); and damage cause by defective products under the Consumer Protection Act 1987.
11.1 We will not be liable or responsible for any failure to perform, or delay in performance of, any of Our obligations under a Contract that is caused by an Event Outside Our Control. An Event Outside Our Control is defined below in clause 11.2.
11.2 An Event Outside Our Control means any act or event beyond our reasonable control, including without limitation, strikes, lock-outs or other industrial action by third parties, civil commotion, riot, invasion, terrorist attack or threat of terrorist attack, war (whether declared or not) or threat or preparation for war, fire, explosion, storm, flood, earthquake, subsidence, epidemic or other natural disaster, or failure of public or private telecommunications networks or impossibility of the use of railways, shipping, aircraft, motor transport or other means of public or private transport.
11.3 If an Event Outside Our Control takes place that affects the performance of Our obligations under a Contract, We will contact You as soon as reasonably possible to notify You, and Our obligations under a Contract will be suspended and the time for performance of Our obligations will be extended for the duration of the Event Outside Our Control. Where the Event Outside Our Control affects Our delivery of Products to You, We will arrange a new delivery date with You after the Event Outside Our Control is over.
11.4 You may cancel a Contract affected by an Event Outside Our Control [which has continued for more than 30 days]. To cancel please contact Us. If You opt to cancel, You will have to return (at Our cost) any relevant Products You have already received and We will refund the price You have paid, including any delivery charges.
12.1 We will use the personal information You provide to Us: to supply the Products to You; to process Your payment for the Products; if You agreed to this during the Order process, to inform You about similar products that We provide, but You may stop receiving these at any time by contacting Us.
12.2 Where We extend credit to You for the Products, We may pass Your personal information to credit reference agencies and they may keep a record of any search that they do.
13.1 Each of the paragraphs of these Terms and Conditions operates separately. If any court or relevant authority decides that any of them are unlawful or unenforceable, the remaining paragraphs will remain in full force and effect.
13.2 We do not waiver Our right to take action against You and Your obligation to comply with the terms outlined in these Terms and Conditions does not end, even if:
13.2.1 If We fail to insist that You perform any of Your obligations under these Terms and Conditions; or
13.2.2 We do not enforce Our rights against You; or
13.2.3 We are delayed in enforcing Our rights against You.
13.3 If We do waive a default by You, We will only do so in writing, and that will not mean that We will automatically waive any later default by You.
13.4 As a consumer, please note that these Terms and Conditions are governed by English law. This means a Contract for the purchase of Products through Our Website and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it will be governed by English law.
13.5 Each party irrevocably agrees that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with this Contract or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims).
13.6 The Products sold by Us are for use in indoor and outdoor rock climbing. Although they are not safety Products and are essentially added extras to make Your climbing easier, We want You to be safe whilst using Our Products. We are therefore drawing Your attention to the British Mountaineering Council’s (BMC) Participation Statement:
“The BMC recognizes that climbing and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions”.