1. Returns and Warranties
1.1 If you need to return Goods to us, then a Goods Returns Authorisation Number (RAN) must be obtained from us for each and every return so that we are able to administratively process your return, otherwise we have no means of identifying the Goods being returned. This may result in difficulties in returning monies. You will be sent a RAN acknowledgement by email which will also include a downloadable returns label that should be printed off and secured onto the exterior of the package. The RAN must be clearly shown on each parcel returned, and must be in the original manufacturer’s packaging (which shall not be defaced) complete with accessories, manuals and documentation. Except in the case of faulty Goods, returned items not complying with these requirements will be rejected.
1.2 In the event that any Goods Delivered to you do not correspond with the Goods in the Order Confirmation, or have been Delivered to you by mistake, then you will be under a duty to take reasonable care of such Goods and to contact our Customer Services team immediately no later than 2 days. We will then arrange for a courier/engineer to collect the Goods and replacements to be supplied on a credit and recharge basis.
1.3 Address for Returns of Goods
If you need to return Goods to us for whatever reason, then please contact us by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will then be provided with Returns Authorisation Number (RAN) and return address details.
1.4 Your Right to Cancel
(a) You are entitled to cancel your Order for any reason until, but no later than the end of the 7th Working Day after the day of receipt of the Goods.
(b) You should cancel Goods purchased from us by sending a written notice of cancellation by e-mail to email@example.com
(c) On cancellation of an Order, you must return the Goods to us in their original condition and undamaged. When you cancel an order, you will have to pay the carriage costs for returning the Goods to us unless we have not been able to supply the Goods as ordered and have substituted alternative Goods. You must take reasonable care to ensure that the Goods are properly packaged so that they will not be damaged whilst in transit. If you do not arrange to return the Goods to us, then you are under a duty to make the Goods available for collection at your expense from the address to which they were delivered.
When you cancel an Order, we will refund the price paid, less any direct cost of recovering the Goods (when applicable), within a period of 30 days from the date of cancellation.
1.5 Care of Goods to be Returned
Whilst in possession of the Goods you are under a statutory duty to take reasonable care of them. We reserve the right to claim against you for Goods returned which have been made unfit for resale or damaged whilst in your possession.
1.6 Return of Defective Goods
(a) In the event that Goods are found to be defective at any time within the first 30 days from delivery then please contact our Customer Services team immediately that you become aware of the defect, ensuring that you have the item’s serial number available to provide to our staff. Different manufacturers have differing policies for dealing with Goods, which are termed ‘dead on arrival’ meaning that the Goods are found to be faulty either on delivery or very shortly afterwards. You will therefore be advised by our Customer Services team of the relevant manufacturer’s returns policy. In the event that a manufacturer’s returns policy applies we will not charge you for the collection of the Defective Goods. It is your responsibility to package and secure the Goods prior to collection to prevent damage during their return to us.
(b) We shall at our option repair or replace such Defective Goods (or the defective part) and only if a repair or replacement is not possible or would be disproportionate to the price of such Goods we shall at our discretion refund the price of such Defective Goods at the pro-rata contract rate provided that you return the Defective Goods to us with all internal and external parts that were delivered with the Goods.
(c) If we arrange for a courier collection of your Goods, this will normally take place between 9.00am and 5.30pm, and it is your responsibility to ensure that someone will be present at the collection address when the courier arrives.
(d) On receipt by us of the returned Defective Goods, if following the testing process the Defective Goods are found to be in good working order without defect, we will return the Goods to you, and the carriage costs of this return will be your responsibility. Please note that if you have, in the meantime, required us to provide you with replacement Goods before completion of the testing process, you will be liable to pay for these Goods. If, when we examine the Defective Goods, it is evident that the defect has arisen because you have failed to follow Seacharch’s or the manufacturer’s instructions as to the storage, installation, commissioning, use or maintenance of the Goods, or if you have altered the Goods without the written consent of Searcharch.co.uk then we reserve the right to refuse a repair, replacement or refund.
(e) You should note that we adhere to individual manufacturers’ guidelines in respect of acceptable deviation of quality of certain items. Therefore, we reserve the right not to accept Goods considered by you to be defective if the error or fault is within the manufacturer’s accepted manufacturing tolerances. If you have any doubt, please contact our Customer Services.
2. Delivery and Risk
2.1 Unless we agree otherwise with you, then we will normally ensure that Goods are delivered to you no later than 7 days from the day after you submitted your Order to us. If we cannot deliver Goods to you within 7 days, then we will give you prior notification and arrange an alternative date. If you do not agree to the alternative date, then you are entitled to cancel the Order and receive a full refund.
2.2 We shall use reasonable endeavours to despatch Goods to you by the estimated delivery date, but we shall not accept liability for failure to deliver within the stated time or on a stated day, where this is caused by circumstances beyond our reasonable control, such as delays caused by delivery companies or manufacturer lead times. You will not be entitled to damages or compensation if delivery of Goods does not occur on the estimated delivery date.
2.3 If a delay is likely, we shall contact you to advise of the delay. You are entitled to cancel an Order when advised of a delay if the revised delivery date is not acceptable to you.
2.4 Delivery is deemed to take place when the Goods are delivered to your nominated address, whereupon the risks of loss, breakage and all damage and all other risks shall pass to you.
2.5 If you cannot accept delivery, we may at our option re-arrange delivery provided that we may charge you for the additional delivery costs incurred.
2.6 Upon delivery of the Goods, you will be asked to sign a Proof of Delivery to acknowledge safe receipt. It is your responsibility to ensure that the number of packages delivered corresponds with the number stated on the delivery note. Where a discrepancy occurs or where there is evident damage to the packaging, you should either note this on the Proof of Delivery or refuse to accept delivery of the Order.
2.7 We shall not be liable for discrepancies or damage evident on delivery where you accept delivery and sign the Proof of Delivery without amendment.
2.8 You may request a copy of the Proof of Delivery, provided that this request is made within 7 days of the date of delivery and we shall use reasonable endeavours to provide such proof. If you do not make such a request, or notify us in accordance with clause 2.9 then we shall be entitled to assume that all the Goods in your Order have been delivered successfully.
2.9 You should notify us as soon as possible and in any event no later than 48 hours after delivery in the event that Goods are found to be damaged on delivery, items are missing, the Goods are not as specified in the Order Confirmation or delivery does not take place on the estimated delivery date. If you need to return any Goods, then please see our Returns policy below.