Thank you for visiting The Portico Library online shop. These terms and conditions apply to the sale and purchase of goods via our account on museumshops.uk. Please read these terms and conditions carefully before ordering any goods. You should understand that by placing an order for any of our goods you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.
https://museumshops.uk/shop/portico-library/ is the trading account operated by The Portico Library & Newsroom Limited on the Museum Shops website. Registered charity number: 1143639. Company Number: 07499984. VAT Number: 307241142. Our registered office is at: The Portico Library & Newsroom, 57 Mosley St, Manchester, M2 3HY.
All proceeds from sales contribute directly to the Library’s charitable programme.
References in these terms and conditions to “we” or “us” means The Portico Library & Newsroom Limited.
All orders for goods must be made online via our website https://museumshops.uk/shop/portico-library/. Your order is an offer to us to purchase the goods subject to these terms and conditions and is subject to acceptance by us. Your order is only accepted by us and a contract formed between you and us for the purchase of goods (a “Contract”) when we issue an e-mail confirming dispatch of the goods (the “Confirmation”).
3.1. All goods offered on this website are subject to availability. If we are out of stock we will inform you by email to the email address you have provided to us and offer you a new delivery date or a full refund within thirty (30) days.
3.2. If for any reason beyond our reasonable control we are unable to supply the goods or any of them to you we will notify you at the earliest opportunity by email to the email address you have provided to us.
3.3. Specifications on the website for goods are meant as general descriptions and are not intended to be binding.
4.1. The prices payable for the goods are the prices set out on our website at the time that you place an order (the “Price”). The Price is quoted in £ (pounds sterling) and is inclusive of VAT but does not include our charges for delivery of the goods which will be charged at the rates applicable at the date you place your order.
4.2. We endeavour to ensure that all prices on our website are accurate. If, however, there is a pricing error we will inform you by email and:
4.3. We have no obligation to supply goods to you at the incorrect price.
4.4. We reserve the right at any time to vary the Price to reflect any increase in costs to us which is attributable to factors beyond our control; including, but not limited to, any variation in the cost of materials, transport, labour or other production costs, duties or taxes. We shall notify you of any such price increase prior to delivery and you may then cancel the order (or part thereof) relating to such goods at any time prior to delivery without incurring any charges in respect of such cancellation.
4.5. The Price together with the applicable delivery charge will be payable by you at the time your order for goods is placed.
4.6. Payment can be made online using any of the following debit or credit cards:, Mastercard, American Express, Visa, Visa Delta, Visa Electron and Visa Purchasing. Payment is made via the Stripe Connect system via the Museum Shops platform account.
5.1. Ownership of the goods will pass to you when the goods have been delivered to you. The goods will not be dispatched until we have received payment in full cleared funds of the Price, together with any delivery charges payable by you.
5.2. Risk of damage or loss of goods will pass to you at the time when the goods have been delivered to you.
6.1. 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 have no control over these charges and cannot predict their amount. Please contact your local customs office for further information before placing your order.
6.2. Please also note that you must comply with all applicable laws and regulations of the country for which the products are destined. We will not be liable for any breach by you of any such laws.
7.1. Our returns policy is as follows:
7.2 Nothing contained in these terms and conditions affects your statutory rights.
8.1. If you return goods to us because you have cancelled the Contract (in accordance with clause 8), we will process the refund due to you as soon as possible and, in any case, within thirty (30) days of our receipt of the returned goods. In this case, we will refund the Price of the goods in full (excluding postage costs). We cannot offer a refund on earrings for pierced ears unless defective.
8.2. If you wish to obtain a refund because the goods are defective, the goods must be returned to us in the same condition in which you received them within twenty-eight (28) days from the receipt of the goods. We will examine the returned goods and will notify you whether we agree the goods are defective via e-mail within a reasonable period of time. If we agree that the goods are defective, we will usually process the refund due to you as soon as possible and, in any case, within thirty (30) days of the day we confirmed to you via e-mail that you were entitled to a refund and we will refund the delivery charges for sending the goods to you and the cost incurred by you in returning the defective goods to us as well as the Price.
8.3. WEEE Returns. If an item you purchased from us is electrical and marked with the WEEE symbol then you may return a similar older redundant product to us for recycling. Any return should be clearly marked WEEE return, must include proof of purchase of the new item, and be made within 30 days of the transaction taking place.
9.1. Stripe do not share your financial information with The Portico Library & Newsroom Ltd. or with Museum Shops. Stripe protects your financial information with industry leading security and fraud protect systems.
9.2. We do not store credit card details nor do we share customer details passed to us via the Museum Shops platform with any other third parties.
10.1. Nothing in any of these conditions:
10.2. We shall not be liable to you for:
10.3. Save in respect of death or personal injury caused by our negligence, our entire liability under or in connection with the Contract shall not in any event exceed the Price.
If we are unable to perform any of our obligations under the Contract by reason of any event or circumstances beyond our control including, for example, non-availability of materials or other items from our suppliers, such failure shall not be regarded as a breach of our obligations and/or the Contract until such time (if any) as we are able to perform such obligations.
Without prejudice to any other rights which may be available to you whether under these conditions or at law, if you:
we shall have the right to terminate the Contract on giving you written notice.
13.1. These terms and conditions and any document expressly referred to in them represent the entire agreement between us in relation to the subject matter of any Contract and supersede any prior arrangement, understanding or arrangement between us, whether oral or in writing.
13.2. We and you each acknowledge that, in entering into a Contract, neither of us nor you has relied on any representation, undertaking or promise given by the other or be implied from anything said or written in negotiations between us and you prior to such Contract except as expressly stated in these terms and conditions.
14.1. 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.
14.2. You will be subject to the terms and conditions in force at the time that you order goods from us, unless any change to 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 these terms and conditions before we send you the 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 (7) working days of receipt by you of the goods).
Neither we nor you intend that any of these conditions should be enforceable, by virtue of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 or otherwise, by any person who is not a party to the Contract.
16.1. These conditions and the Contract shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.
16.2. If any of these conditions (or part thereof) is held by any court or other competent authority to be invalid, void or unenforceable it shall be deleted and the remaining conditions shall continue in full force and effect and if necessary be amended so far as may be required to give effect to these conditions.
If you have any questions, comments or complaints please contact us by email at email@example.com or telephone us on (+44) 0161 236 6785.
1.1. Shipping will be made to the address supplied by you on the completed order form.
1.2. We ship to all addresses in the UK
1.3. We will endeavour to deliver to you within ten (10) Working Days (i.e. Monday to Friday, excluding weekends and UK public holidays) after you place your order;
1.4. Any delivery dates provided by us will be estimates only and you will not be entitled to refuse to accept late delivery or treat late delivery as a breach of contract by us.
1.5. We will not deliver to a post office box (PO Box) address. We also reserve the right not to deliver to a communal post office address. The address supplied by you must have a valid postcode.
1.6. If no-one is at the address when delivery is attempted the goods may be retained by the driver, in which case the driver will leave notification of attempted delivery. If we have to return to deliver the goods on a separate occasion a further delivery charge may become payable.
1.7 All goods will be delivered by Royal Mail.