In these terms and conditions: 'you' or 'your' means the person ordering a product or products detailed on our website; and 'we' , 'us' or 'our' means Boots Hearingcare
2. Products and orders
Any order you place with us is an offer from you to buy products. We accept that offer when we receive your payment, not before.
If we cannot provide the products you order, we will give you the option to cancel your order or place an alternative order. If necessary we may cancel your order, or you may cancel it before we have sent the products to you (see clause 6 below).
We may substitute or change the exact details of products at any time. Once again, we will try and tell you about changes that affect your order before we send the products to you. However, if we send the products to you, you can return them to us under our 28-day money-back guarantee (see clause 7).
3. Price and payment
Prices shown against the products do not include the cost of postage and packing, but this is shown in the checkout process.
We may change prices at any time, but we will tell you about any change in the prices of any products you have ordered or the cost of the postage and packing before we send the products to you. We will give you the option to cancel your order.
You can pay for your products using any one of the payment cards detailed on our website. When paying by credit card or debit card, the person placing the order must be the credit card or debit card holder or have the credit or debit card holder's authorisation. If the credit card or debit card holder later denies authorisation, you may be charged with a criminal offence.
All card payments are provided through Worldpay Ltd (Company No. 03424752), our trusted third party payment service provider. We transfer the purchase amount, dates and card data to fulfil purchases to industry standards. All payment data, as well as data on any chargebacks, are only stored for as long as they are needed for the processing of payments (including the processing of possible return debits and collection) and for the fight against abuse.
Prices shown include VAT unless we say otherwise.
Your card will be debited at the time of placing your order.
4. Delivery & Non-delivery
We will only deliver within the UK we will make every effort to deliver products to you within 10 days of your order.
It is your responsibility to ensure someone will be at home (or work) to accept delivery. Items sent by courier must be signed for. If you are not at home the courier will leave a card and you will need to contact the courier to arrange a different date. If we have not tried to deliver within 14 days of you placing your order, you may cancel your order and receive a full refund.
If you do not receive your products within 10 days of the date of the invoice we send to you, tell us immediately and no later than 20 days after the date of the invoice, otherwise we will assume that the delivery has been made.
We will always deliver products to you or contact you at the address you have given us, unless you tell us otherwise.
5. Shortages or damage claims
If the products you receive are damaged in transit you must contact us within seven days of receiving the products. We will send you a replacement order but you must return the damaged products, together with all the packaging for us to inspect. We will refund the postage and packing costs of you returning the products.
As long as you meet the conditions set out in this clause, and the products you return prove to be damaged or faulty, we will replace these products.
If a delivery is short, you must contact us within seven days of receiving the order.
Please remember that we will not be able to make good any shortage, damage or fault if you fail to notify us as specified.
6. Cancellations and returns
If you want to cancel an order, please let us know within 28 days.
You will be given a full refund as long as we receive the cancellation before the goods are despatched, or after the product is received back from you (less delivery costs) We will not reimburse return postage costs. Clause 7 also applies if you want to cancel an order.
All returns must be sent with customer identifiable information such as the dispatch note originally enclosed with your order. If you do not supply this information, we may not be able to process your return quickly or at all. (see clause 8)
We cannot be held responsible for any products you return until we receive them. We recommend you get proof, from the post office, that you have posted the products to us.
We try our best to make sure that we process returns within 10 days of receiving them. Please remember that products returned using Royal Mail can take up to 14 days to reach us.
7. Money back guarantee
We have a 28-day money-back guarantee.
We will only accept returns of products which the guarantee applies to if you return them in their original packaging with any instruction sheets and in an 'as new' condition. We will then exchange the products or give you a refund (less postage & packing charges).
This guarantee does not apply if you have used the products (or you have used the products incorrectly), other than to assess whether they are satisfactory.
Due to hygiene reasons, some items such as domes, tubes, receivers, cleaning & maintenance products and ear hygiene products cannot be returned or refunded and are not covered by this guarantee. Nothing in these terms and conditions affects your rights under the Distance Selling Regulations or any of your other rights under the law.
We warrant that when all the products are delivered they will match their description, be free from faults and fit for their purpose for at least 12 months (unless otherwise specified when delivered and excluding consumable products where the seal has been previously broken). If within 12 months (unless otherwise specified when delivered) from the date of delivery you find that the products are faulty or not fit for their intended purpose, you have the right for the goods to be repaired or replaced or, if this is not practical, to receive a full or partial refund (unless we can show that the products were fit for their purpose during this period of time).
This warranty does not cover faults due to fair wear and tear, deliberate damage, negligence, abnormal working conditions, you not following the manufacturer's instructions (whether spoken or in writing), misuse or the products being altered or repaired without our permission.
You must make sure that any products you return to us are adequately packaged.
If you return products without customer identifiable information or any other form of proof of ownership, we may not be able to identify you as the owner and so may not be able to accept the returns or send the products back to you. If so, we will store the products for 28 days, after which (if they are not claimed) you authorise us to safely dispose of them on your behalf.
9. Risk and ownership
You will become responsible for what happens to products as soon as you have received them.
You will not become the legal owner of products until you have paid for them in full. If you have not paid for products, we may refuse to accept further orders from you and we may take legal action against you.
To the extent permitted by applicable law, Boots Hearingcare disclaim all warranties; express or implied, as to the accuracy of the information contained in any of the materials on this Web site and will accept no liability for any loss or damage arising as a result of problems with access. Boots Hearingcare shall not be liable to any person for any loss or damage, which may arise
- from the use of any of the information contained in any of the materials on this Web site.
- because of any statement we make (unless fraudulent), or any implied warranty, condition or other term ;
- because of any duty at common law or under the express terms of any contract for selling products that may be formed; or
- for any indirect, special or consequential loss or damage (whether for loss of profits or otherwise), costs, expenses or other claims for compensation whatsoever;
- which arise out of or in connection with us selling you any products. Any liability we do have will be limited to the price of the products.
The exclusions of liability set out in these terms and conditions shall not apply to any damages arising from death or personal injury caused by our negligence, or any of our employees or agents.
These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English Law. If any provision of these terms and conditions shall be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable then that provision shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions.
We reserve the right to alter these terms and conditions from time to time by posting new terms and conditions on this Web site.
11. Security & Privacy
As a responsible organisation, we comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 ("Act"). We are registered under the Act with registration number Z6846924.
Ordering online using your credit card details is just as safe as ordering goods over the phone, if not more so. We have been issued with a secure server certificate and all card transactions are securely handled by a leading independent payment processor and are not stored on our website.
We will not share your information with other organisations, but we would like to contact you with offers and information unless you have asked us not to. We share your information with companies we appoint to provide services to you for us (such as processing certain financial transactions and delivering products to you), but always on the understanding that they keep your personal information confidential and secure and that it is used only for those purposes.
12. Advantage card points
Advantage card points are not redeemable against webshop purchases
The standard number of points you will collect for hearingcare purchases is 1 point for every £1 spent. From time to time we may run points promotions which will change the number of points you collect for each £1 spent for a limited period - details of the value and dates will be made clear in promotional literature.
Your points will automatically be uploaded onto your boots Advantage Card account within seven working days of receipt of full payment of goods purchased. Points earned from Hearing Aid sales will be applied within 60 days.
Points cannot be earned on products where full or part payment is made by third party; for example an insurance claim or ACS voucher.
Advantage card points are not redeemable against hearingcare purchases.
Boots hearingcare reserves the right to withdraw points promotions/offers without notice.
Please direct any questions or queries to customer care team on 0345 270 1591.
Boots hearingcare reserve the right to ensure points awarded are consistent to the terms & conditions.
Any contract between us, whether for use of the site or in relation to the purchase of products or services through the site will be governed by the laws of England and Wales and all parties submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.
If any part of these terms and conditions is not valid or cannot be enforced in whole or in part this will not affect any other part of the terms and conditions.
We can transfer, assign, novate or subcontract all or some of our rights and responsibilities under these terms and conditions to any other organisation.
Any person other than you and us has no rights under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.
These terms and conditions are governed by English Law
1. Zero Rate VAT
Certain products on the Boots hearingcare accessory shop are eligible for VAT at zero rate. If products in your basket qualify, you will be able to make the declaration for zero rate VAT when viewing the items in your basket (prior to proceeding to checkout). If you click this declaration, the VAT element of qualifying products will be reduced to 0%. To qualify for VAT zero rating you must be diagnosed as having a hearing loss (beyond the normal loss due to age) by a suitably qualified health professional such as your GP or audiologist. If you are unsure whether you are eligible to purchase products at zero rate VAT further guidance is available on the HM Revenue & Customs website, the document is entitled 'VAT Reliefs For Disabled People' and the reference for this document is Notice 701/7 (August 2002). There are severe penalties for making a false declaration.
Boots Hearingcare Limited
Registered office 21 Trinity Square, Llandudno, LL30 2RH
Registered in England, number 823009, VAT number 482364141
Head office/Postal Address: 21 Trinity Square, Llandudno, LL30 2RH