Patrons should be aware that all orders accepted are done so on the understanding that patrons agree to our terms and conditions as set out here in this document.
You can place your order in several ways - through our online ordering system, by phone, email or post. Bonds Hoists will make every effort to ensure that all of these methods are fully operational at all times. We cannot be responsible for delays or losses caused by failures of any of the above methods.
We take all reasonable care, where it is in our power to do so, to keep the details of your payment secure. Though in the absence of negligence on our part, we cannot be held liable if any third party procures unauthorised access to any data you provide when ordering or otherwise dealing with Bonds Hoists.
Orders are only accepted in full once the full payment is received in cleared funds. All items remain the property of the seller until they are paid for in full.
We reserve the right to cancel any order. Non-acceptance of an order may be as a result of one of the following:
The product you ordered being unavailable, or if a custom made product, beyond our ability to meet your requirements;
Our inability to obtain authorisation for your payment;
The identification of a pricing or product description error;
Or we believe the order to be suspect or fraudulent in any way.
Orders are only processed once payment is received.
A contract is only entered into between Bonds Hoists and you, the customer, once your goods have been delivered. The processing of a payment and acknowledgement of an order does not constitute a legally binding contract.
Discounts for orders greater than one
If an order is placed with an agreed discount based on the number of products ordered, which is then later reduced. The discount allowed will also be reduced, as to reflect the actual number of products ordered.
If you wish to cancel your order, contact us immediately. If goods have been despatched our 'returns policy' applies. Please note, we take time and care over the packing of our products. If your order has already been packaged, the relevant 'Direct Cost Charges' will be applied, under Our 'Returns Policy', to any applicable order refund. Separate service agreements can only be cancelled if the service hasn't already been honoured.
All stated delivery times are for the UK mainland. Delivery to the Highlands of Scotland, Europe and Elsewhere may take longer. Tracking information, where applicable, is sent out before goods are due to be delivered.
Although we will make every effort to deliver on the date in the contract as promised, time for delivery shall not be of the essence and Bonds Hoists will not be held liable for any loss or damage resulting from any delay or error in the delivery.
Whilst we will do all we can to ensure that the correct goods are delivered, it is the buyers' responsibility to ensure they have received the correct goods within three days of receipt.
It is your responsibility to ensure that correct delivery details, including a valid postcode, have been entered. We will not and cannot be held responsible for delays or lost orders caused by an input error on your part. Packages without a valid post or zip code cannot be dispatched. Please note: we also reserve the right to only deliver to the billing address.
We shall not be liable to you or be deemed in breach of this Agreement by you for any delays in delivery beyond our reasonable control (for example, lost delivery consignments or customs). We will, however, try to rectify any problems as quickly as possible.
All orders are delivered on a signed service, meaning that someone must be available to accept delivery. Please note that by signing for a delivery you are signing to say that goods are received in good condition - if they are not then you should sign as 'Goods damaged on delivery or not accept delivery. All items should be inspected before accepting delivery. Should we find that we are unable to deliver goods; an additional delivery charge will usually be applied to re-deliver.
We strongly advise that you not book fitters or installers to begin work until after your goods have been delivered and inspected. We will not be held liable for any loss or damage as a result of late or delayed delivery.
We offer free global shipping except for cover plates ordered without hoists for destinations outside of the UK.
Please see our 'Delivery Services Explained page for current rates and more details.
All orders for the UK mainland are shipped using a next day delivery service.
If your order is dispatched by courier: goods can be delivered anytime between 9 am and 6 pm. If you are not in when delivery is attempted, the courier will try again on the next working day, up to a maximum of 3 times before returning your package to us. We will include your phone number on consignment paperwork however it is not possible for us to arrange specific delivery instructions with courier drivers.
If your order is dispatched using our vehicles: we will advise you of the exact day and can usually give you a good time frame of when to expect us. We are also able to take more specific delivery instructions. If you are not in when we attempt delivery then your order will be returned directly to us and an extra delivery charge will be added to your order.
Goods returned to us because they were unable to be delivered will incur an additional delivery charge, equivalent to the actual cost of delivery - which is usually significantly more than the standard delivery charge. If goods are returned to us after attempted delivery and we are unable to make contact with you, after a reasonable period, for whatever reason, or you decide to cancel your order, at this stage, then our returns policy applies.
The Buyer is required to notify the Company by telephone and then confirm in writing regarding:
Non Delivery: within 3 days of receipt of despatch of goods within the UK and 10 days within Europe
Shortages: To the Company immediately
Damage: To the company and its carriers within 24 hours of receipt of Goods. Carrier sheet to be enclosed with details of open or damaged cartons.
IT IS EMPHASISED THAT DELAYS BY THE BUYER MAY CAUSE THE COMPANY'S CLAIM TO BE REJECTED BY THE CARRIERS. IN THIS EVENT THE COMPANY WOULD NOT ACCEPT ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSS.
Invoice queries: to the company within 30 days of receipt of invoice.
The company shall not be liable for any non-delivery of Goods (even if caused by the Company's negligence) unless the Buyer has so notified the Company per the above provisions.
Any liability of the Company for the non-delivery of the Goods shall be limited to replacing the Goods within a reasonable time or issuing a credit note against any invoice raised for such Goods.
To prevent possible fraud with your money, Bonds Hoists may ask for evidence of account ownership before goods are shipped (typically on high or questionable orders).
The seller attempts to be as accurate as possible. If a product offered is not as described, your sole remedy is to return it in unused condition. Please contact us to discuss your case.
Wherever possible we try to provide accurate and the best advice on our products, based on our experiences. Our guidance is however given without any liability. We do not proclaim to be experts nor hold any certification or qualification in any trade relating to the installation or use of our products. Ultimate responsibility for the safe installation and use of any of our products, therefore, lies with the buyer and we will not be held liable for any loss or damage resulting from our guidance.
If you use this site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password.
You agree to fully indemnify, defend and hold us, and our officers, employees, agents and any personnel of 'Bonds Hoists' harmless immediately on demand, from and against all claims, liability, damages, losses, including reasonable legal fees, arising out of any breach of the Conditions by you or any other person accessing the Website using your name and/or personal information.
We reserve the right to:
Modify or withdraw temporarily or permanently, this Website (or any part of it);
Change the Terms and Conditions from time to time, and your continued use of the Website following such change shall be deemed to be your acceptance of such change. It is your responsibility to check regularly to determine whether the Terms and Conditions have been changed;
To modify prices, descriptions or any other information of our products or other published data;
To refuse an order, in which case any cleared funds would be returned.
If any products are delivered and are damaged at the moment of delivery Bonds Hoists will supply replacements providing they have not been signed for as 'received in good condition' and we have been notified within 7 days.
If goods have been signed for as 'received in good condition' Bonds Hoists will not accept responsibility if these goods are later found to be damaged.
In the event of goods being obviously damaged on arrival, please sign for the goods as 'damaged' and do not accept the parcel. Please inform Bonds Hoists within 48 hours to ensure we can look into the incident.
Goods are returnable for exchange or refund under the below (reasonable) conditions:
Please note: by purchasing from Bonds Hoists, you agree to take good care of all Bonds Hoists products whilst in your possession. Bonds Hoists are accountable for goods until they are delivered; in the same regard customers, wishing to return goods are responsible for them until we receive them back. Refunds will not be made before receiving goods back.
Customers (you) are responsible for the cost of returning goods, the arrangement of delivery, and for packaging goods in such a way that they arrive back to us in a resalable condition. Should items be poorly packaged, resulting in damaged goods upon arrival to our facilities, a refund or exchange will not be possible. If the damage is evident at the point of delivery, we may refuse to accept the delivery. Returned goods that are considered non-acceptable will be sent back at the sender's expense, or if this cannot be arranged they will be held for ten days, from receipt, before being disposed of.
A full refund, minus direct cost charges (DCC), for accepted returned goods, will be made within 14 days from the date the goods were accepted as being in the same condition as they were sent out.
Direct cost charges aim to reimburse us for costs that we have incurred, through no fault of our own, as a direct result of your order only, are not intended as an order windfall. They are necessary for us to keep our competitive pricing in the marketplace.
Without DCC, these extra costs would have to be passed on to other customers through higher prices. This would not only be unfair to them but would also reduce our sales capabilities. We consider these charges as fair and within reason, especially as we offer a sample service, allowing clientele to see exactly what they're buying before placing an order. DCC, which are deducted from given refunds, are hence laid out as:
- For non-faulty goods, the cost of returning an unwanted item shall be met by the buyer;
- If your goods are faulty and returned under warranty, we will pay for any reasonable postage costs (usually equivalent to 2nd class mail).
- We will not be held liable for any additional costs related to the installation or replacement of goods.