Watch Specialists Ltd brings customers beautiful watches from the best independent watch retailers around the UK.
We may give you a promotional code that you can use to reduce the price of specified products. All codes must be applied at checkout, as they cannot be applied retrospectively.
Each promotional code will come with its own terms (e.g. minimum spend, shop and/or product specific etc), which will be made clear at the time it’s issued to you. Full details will also be available in our Terms And Conditions.
If you’re given a unique promotional code that is created specifically for your use, it cannot be shared or transferred to other customers, or posted in a public forum. We reserve the right to cancel and/or suspend any promotional codes that we feel are being misused. Additionally any promotions and discounts applied against our terms and conditions will be removed from the order and charged back to your payment method.
1.1 Legally binding. Please review these Terms and Conditions carefully and make sure that You understand them before using the Website and/or making an Order. These Terms and Conditions constitute a legally binding agreement between:
(a) in the context of Your use of this Website, You and Watch Specialists; and
(b) in the context of the Contract for Your purchase of Products, You and the relevant Retailer who is the seller of those Products. As described more fully below (see Sections 4.2 and 4.3) we conclude this Contract on the relevant Retailer’s behalf acting as their agent.
1.2 Acceptance. By accessing this Website or purchasing any Products, You agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions (including as such are incorporated in the Contract, where applicable). If You do not accept these Terms and Conditions, You cannot use the Website nor purchase any Products and You should cease using the Website immediately.
1.3 Consumers only. The Products and other services offered via this Website are for consumers only – they are only to be used for non-commercial, non-business, private purposes by consumers. By accepting these Terms and Conditions You promise to Us that You are a consumer and not acting in the course of a business.
1.4 Termination. Watch Specialists may change or discontinue the availability of the Website and at any time without prior notice.
When We use certain capitalised words in these Terms and Conditions, they have the specific meaning outlined either in this Section 2 or in the sentence where that term is defined. You will be able to spot definitions by looking out for terms that look like this: (“Defined Term”).
2.1 “Account” means Your account for Watch Specialists, which is created when You register with Watch Specialists by completing the registration process on the Website.
2.2 “Contract” means the contract for the sale and purchase of the Products between You and the relevant Retailer (as identified on a Product’s listing and Your Order confirmation email), which incorporates these Terms and Conditions.
2.3 “Listings” means a summary on the Website of Products containing, without limitation, an image of the Product, a description of the Product and a statement of the then current price of the Product.
2.4 “Order” means Your order for the purchase of Product(s) from a Retailer that You place via the Website. All derivatives of the word “Order” (such as “Ordered”) should be understood in the context outlined in this definition.
2.5 “Products” means the Retailer’s goods, which it offers for sale via the Website from time to time.
2.6 “Retailer” means the independent shop for whom Watch Specialists: (a) markets, promotes and publishes Products through the Website; and (b) accepts and processes Orders from end-users of the Website for those Products, as described in these Terms and Conditions.
2.7 “Terms and Conditions” means the terms and conditions set out on this page, together with the Watch Specialists policies explicitly referenced herein (e.g., Watch Specialists’ Returns Policy).
2.8 “Website” means www.Watchspecialists.com (including its subdomains) and any other associated applications or website owned and/or operated by Watch Specialists from time to time.
2.9 “You” and “Your” means an end-user of the Website.
3.1 Who We are. “Watch Specialists” is the trading name of Watch Specialists Ltd, a company incorporated and registered in England with company number 03983216 and whose registered office is at Swift House, Ground Floor, 18 Hoffmanns Way, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1GU. In these Terms and Conditions, “We”, “Our” and “Us” are all references to Watch Specialists – however, in the context of the Contract, You should read these terms as references to the relevant Retailer from whom you Ordered the Products (for more detail see Section 4 and specifically Section 4.5)
3.2 How to contact us. You can contact Watch Specialists by writing to: email@example.com
3.3 How We may contact You. If We have to contact You We may do so by email to the address You provided when You went through the checkout process on the Website or that is registered on Your Account from time to time.
4.1 Ordering via the Website. We operate the Website as an electronic marketing platform, on which Listings may be posted by our selected Retailers for their Products. These Products are made available by those Retailers to You, and Watch Specialists allows You to make Orders to pay for Products through the Website and either: (a) click-and-collect the Product(s) from the relevant Retailer’s store; or (b) have the Product(s) delivered to the address You specify.
4.2 Your Contract is with the Retailer. The Contract is between You and the relevant Retailer, not Watch Specialists. You are buying the Products from the Retailer, not Watch Specialists. However, We are authorised to act as the agent of Our Retailers (who act as principal) to conclude and enter into the Contract with You.
4.3 Watch Specialists’ role. We are not a party to the Contract. We are simply the intermediary marketing and promotions platform which facilitates Your making Orders with Retailers and Your payment for that Order.
4.4 When is the Contract formed? The Contract is formed when the relevant Retailer confirms to Us that it has the relevant Products in stock and we send you an Order confirmation email to that effect. We will send You that Order confirmation email to the email address associated with Your Account or, if You check-out as a ‘guest’, to the email address You entered during the checkout process).
4.5 Incorporation of these Terms and Conditions. As noted above, in the context of any purchase of Products, Your Contract with the relevant Retailer incorporates, and is governed and conditioned by, these Terms and Conditions. This Contract is between You and the relevant Retailer, not Watch Specialists. To the extent they are incorporated into the Contract, You should read references to “We”, “Our” and “Us” in these Terms and Conditions as references to the relevant Retailer from whom you Ordered the Products.
4.6 Products may vary from their pictures. Watch Specialists aims to use the Listings to give You the information You need to know the essential characteristics of the Products. Although We try to make sure they are as faithful as possible to the real thing, any images shown in the Listings are for illustrative purposes only – given the digital method of presentation it is possible that Your perception may not exactly match the relevant Product itself.
4.7 Compliance with UK Laws. In Our agreements with them, We require Retailers to ensure the Products they make available comply with applicable UK laws and regulations.
5.1 You authorise Us to charge Your payment card account. By submitting an Order and providing Us Your payment card details at checkout, You authorise Watch Specialists (acting by its payment processor) to charge the relevant account to take payment for Your Order on behalf of the relevant Retailer. Neither Watch Specialists nor the relevant Retailer will be responsible for any losses you may suffer if the payment method You use to pay for an Order does not have sufficient funds to cover all costs of that Order.
6.1 Prices in Listing exclude delivery charges. The prices shown on Listings for Products do not include delivery charges. Where You choose to have the Products delivered to You, the relevant delivery charges will be displayed to You during the checkout process.
6.2 Delivery estimates not binding. Where You choose to have them delivered, the Products You Order will be delivered by Retailers using a third party courier service. Please note that any estimated delivery dates displayed on the Website, or in any confirmation email or webpage, are simply estimates – they do not represent a guarantee that the Products will arrive by that delivery estimate. Furthermore, where parcels are held by customs clearance agencies, there may be significant delays to delivery. Unfortunately, these delays are beyond our control and we cannot accept responsibility for them. If You do not receive a delivery in time, You may cancel Your Order in accordance with the cancellation policy detailed below, as well as the practices described in Our Returns Policy.
6.3 Orders delivered outside the UK. If You Order Products for delivery to a location outside the UK, those Products may be subject to import duties, taxes, and potentially other fees which are levied when the delivery reaches the specified destination. You (and not Watch Specialists, nor the relevant Retailer) will be responsible for payment of any such import duties and taxes. Please note that We have no control over these charges and cannot predict their amount. Please contact Your local customs office for further information before placing an Order for delivery to a location outside the UK.
7.1 Returns Policy. Our Returns Policy details how and when You can return any Products You have Ordered and is incorporated into these Terms and Conditions by reference. We have set out Our policy on returns in this separate page to ensure that all necessary information is presented on a standalone page, in a clear and accessible form – however, the contents of this page do not affect any rights You may have at law (the key ones of which are outlined in Section 9).
7.2 No commercial use. Orders which are used for commercial purposes and subsequently returned (e.g. for use as accessories for photography) are actively monitored. Watch Specialists reserves the right to refuse to serve any person suspected of undertaking this activity for future orders. If You require Products for commercial purposes, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
8.1 Account creation. Although You can go through the order process as a guest, You may choose to register for an Account. In which case You will have to provide certain information about Yourself as prompted during the account registration process on the Website.
8.2 Accurate and up-to-date information. If You do create an Account, all the registration information You submit should be truthful and accurate. If for any reason any information You submit is or becomes untruthful, inaccurate and/or incomplete, You should update that information to maintain its accuracy.
8.4 You are responsible for Your Account. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of Your Account log-in information (including, for example, Your password). Accordingly, You are responsible for all activities that occur under Your Account.
8.5 Unauthorised use of Your Account. You should notify Us immediately if You suspect or become aware of any unauthorised use of Your Account or any other breach of its security.
9.1 Cancelling because You’ve changed Your mind. As You are purchasing the Products online You have a legal right to change Your mind within fourteen (14) days from delivery of the Products and receive a refund (including costs of delivery, but excluding the costs of return) – however, please note that these cancellation rights do not apply to: (a) to any Products that have been made to order or personalised.
9.2 Returning faulty Products. The Products sold to You must be as described, fit for purpose and of satisfactory quality. This means that (having regard to the expected lifespan of the Product You Ordered) You are entitled to the following: (a) Up to thirty days: if the Products You received are faulty, then You can get an a full refund (this refund will include costs of delivery and return). (b) Up to six months: if the Products You received can’t be repaired or replaced, then You’re entitled to a refund in most cases.
9.3 How to exercise these rights. To exercise the rights described in this Section 9, You should follow the procedures outlined in Our Returns Policy. We will discharge the relevant Retailer’s obligations to You in this regard acting as their agent.
9.4 Refund method. In the first instance, We will try to refund any sums You are due under this Section 9 to the same payment method used to for the relevant Order.
10.1 Changes to these Terms and Conditions. From to time to time, We may make changes to these Terms and Conditions. If We do so, We will: (a) post those changes in an updated version of these Terms and Conditions on the Website; and
10.2 Which Terms and Conditions apply? The Terms and Conditions (as incorporated into the Contract) that will apply to Your purchase of any Products will be those that are in force at the time You place Your Order, unless We have notified You of a change to the Terms and Conditions that apply and will materially affect Your Order before We send You the delivery confirmation and You have confirmed that You wish to proceed with Your Order.
12.1 No harmful material. By downloading and/or using the Website, You agree not to upload, post, e-mail or otherwise send or transmit any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment associated with the Website.
12.2 Keep Your details confidential. You agree and undertake to keep Your username and password for Your Account confidential, not to disclose Your password to any other person and not to permit any other person to log in to the Website using Your username and password.
12.3 No interference. You agree not to interfere with the servers or networks connected to the Website or to violate any of the procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Website, including these Terms and Conditions.
12.4 Other restrictions. You also agree not to:
(a) attempt to reverse engineer or sell, export, license, modify, copy, distribute or transmit the Website to any third party, or jeopardise the correct functioning of the Website, or otherwise attempt to derive the source code of the software (including the tools, methods, processes and infrastructure) that enables or underlies the Website;
(b) attempt to gain access to secured portions of the Website to which You do not possess access rights;
(c) impersonate any other person while using the Website;
(d) conduct Yourself in a vulgar, offensive, harassing or objectionable manner while using the Website;
(e) resell or export the software associated with the Website;
(f) use the Website to generate unsolicited advertisements or spam; or
(g) use any automatic or manual process to search or harvest information from the Website, or to interfere in any way with the proper functioning of the Website.
In providing You with access to the Website, publishing Listings and permitting You to make Orders for Products via the Website, Watch Specialists reserves the following rights, and in accessing, browsing or otherwise using the Website and/or making any Order via the Website You grant to Watch Specialists and agree that Watch Specialists shall have the following rights:
(a) the right to refuse or withdraw Your access to the Website in accordance with applicable laws (with or without notice) if We judge that You to have violated or breached any of these Terms and Conditions;
(b) the right to remove or amend any Listing without giving You notice or any reason;
(c) the right to (acting on the relevant Retailer’s behalf) cancel any Order or amend in part any Order without giving You notice or any reason, save that in such circumstances Watch Specialists shall refund such part of the Order as has been cancelled by it;
(d) the right to amend or update the Website, prices of any Products, and available payment methods from time to time; (e) the right to report You to the police or other judicial body if Watch Specialists believes in its sole and absolute discretion that Your conduct (whether in using the Website, making an Order for any Products or otherwise) is or may be unlawful.
14.1 Licence. Subject to these Terms and Conditions (in particular, the restrictions outlined in the following section), Watch Specialists grants You a licence to use and access the Website on the basis that this licence is:
(a) not a commercial licence – You can only access and use the Website for Your own personal, non-commercial uses (i.e., not for Your business);
(b) non-transferable – You can’t pass this right to someone else;
(c) non-exclusive – other people can access and use the Website;
(d) revocable – We have the right to remove Your ability to use the Website in accordance with these Terms and Conditions; and
(e) limited – the licence does not extend beyond what has just been described above.
14.2 Ownership. Watch Specialists and/or its licensor(s) are the sole owners of the Website, which includes any software, domains, and content made available through the Website.
14.3 Termination of licence. Any unauthorised use of the Website will result in the automatic termination of the limited licence granted by Us under Section 14.1. Watch Specialists reserves the right to terminate the limited license without notice at any time following an unauthorised use by You of the Website.
14.4 All rights reserved. All trade marks, logos, trade dress, service names and service marks (“Marks”) displayed on the Website are Watch Specialists’ property or the property of certain other third parties. You are not permitted to use these Marks without Watch Specialists’ prior written consent or the consent of such third party as may own the relevant Marks.
15.1 We are responsible to You only for foreseeable loss and damage caused by us. If We fail to comply with these Terms and Conditions, We are only responsible for loss or damage You suffer that is a foreseeable result of Our breaching these Terms and Conditions or failing to act with reasonable care and skill. We are not responsible for any loss or damage that is not a foreseeable result of Our breaching these Terms and Conditions or failing to act with reasonable care and skill. We are not responsible for any loss or damage that is not foreseeable. Loss or damage is foreseeable if it is either obvious that it will happen or if, at the time these Terms and Conditions are entered into, both We and You knew it might happen.
15.2 What We do not exclude. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall limit or exclude Our liability for:
(a) death or personal injury resulting from Our negligence;
(b) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
(c) Your key legal rights described in Sections 9.1 and 9.2;
(d) any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by English law.
15.3 We are not liable for business losses. This Website and the Products are only for domestic and private use. If You use the Products for any commercial, business or re sale purpose We will have no liability to You for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.
15.4 We are not liable for events outside Our control. We will not be liable or responsible for any failure to perform, or delay in performance of, any of Our obligations that is caused by events outside Our reasonable control (“Force Majeure Event”). A Force Majeure Event includes any act, event, non-happening, omission accident or Act of God beyond Our reasonable control. Our performance of Our obligations under these Terms and Conditions is deemed to be suspended for the period that the Force Majeure Event continues, and We will have an extension of time for performance for the duration of that period. We will use Our reasonable endeavours to bring the Force Majeure Event to a close or to find a solution by which Our obligations under the Terms and Conditions may be performed despite the Force Majeure Event.
15.5 We are not liable for Product unavailability. In case of unavailability of Products before or after Order, We will not be liable for any loss You suffer nor liable to You for any damages as a result of the unavailability of such Product(s), to the fullest extent permitted by law.
15.6 Website provided “as is”. Watch Specialists provides the Website “as is”. To the fullest extent that We are permitted to do so, We disclaim any implied terms as to title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement to the extent permissible under applicable law.
16.1 Disputes. These Terms and Conditions are governed by English law and We both agree to submit to the non exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts. This means that, if You are a citizen of a country in the EU, You may bring a claim to enforce Your consumer protection rights in connection with these Terms and Conditions in England or in the EU country in which You live.
16.2 Nobody else has any rights under these Terms and Conditions. Although the Contract is between You and the relevant Retailer (as described in Section 4.2), all other aspects of the agreement formed under these Terms and Conditions are between You and Watch Specialists and no other person shall have any rights to enforce any of its Terms and Conditions.
16.3 Headings and Interpretation. The section titles in these Terms and Conditions are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. The word “including” means “including without limitation”.
16.4 Even if We delay enforcing Our rights under these Terms and Conditions, We can still enforce them later. If We do not insist immediately that You do anything You are required to do under these Terms and Conditions, or if We delay in taking steps against You in respect of Your breaking these Terms and Conditions, that will not mean that You do not have to do those things and it will not prevent Us taking steps against You at a later date.
16.5 If a court finds part of these Terms and Conditions illegal, the rest will continue in force. Each of the sections of these Terms and Conditions operates separately. If any court or relevant authority decides that any of them are unlawful, the remaining sections will remain in full force and effect.
16.6 Watch Specialists may transfer its rights under these Terms and Conditions to someone else. Watch Specialists may transfer its rights and obligations under these Terms and Conditions to another organisation – for example, this could include someone who buys its business. Watch Specialists will take reasonable steps to ensure that any such transfer does not affect Your rights under these Terms and Conditions.
16.7 Personal agreement. The agreement formed under Terms and Conditions, and each Contract, is personal to You and You cannot transfer any of Your rights under them to any other person without Our prior express written consent.
16.8 Email counts as “in writing”. When We use the words “writing” or “written” in these Terms, this includes emails. For contractual purposes, You: (a) consent to receiving communications from Us by email; and (b) agree that all communications that We provide to You by email satisfy any legal requirement that such communications would satisfy if it were be in a hardcopy writing.
Without prejudice to Section 4.2 in the context of the Contract, for the terms that govern your relationship with Watch Specialists, please refer to the agreement you entered into with Watch Specialists and not these Terms and Conditions.
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