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Terms of Use

INFORMATION ABOUT US AND OUR WEBSITE

This website is owned and operated by Alpkit Ltd: a limited company registered in England and Wales with company registration number 5146091, VAT Num 842698783. Our principal activity is the design and retail of outdoor equipment.

These terms and conditions constitute an agreement with you and Alpkit Ltd. By using this website and making purchases from Alpkit Ltd you agree to these terms and conditions. Alpkit Ltd may change these terms at any time. Please review these terms often to ensure you are aware of any changes made by Alpkit Ltd. If you do not agree to all the following terms you should not use this site. These terms and conditions shall be governed by the laws of England and you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the United Kingdom.

If you have a concern about our terms and conditions our phone number is 01773 417007 between 9.00 am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday. Alternatively you can email Alpkit Ltd at support@alpkit.com or write to: Unit 12-14 Oak House, Moorgreen Industrial Estate, Engine Lane, Newthorpe, Nottingham, NG16 3QU, United Kingdom.

Complaints

If you have a complaint please email us at support@alpkit.com; phone us on 01773 417007 (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday) or write to Alpkit Ltd, Unit 12-14 Oak House, Engine Lane, Newthorpe, NG16 3QU

As soon as we receive a complaint action will be taken to rectify the problem. If you contacted us by post or email we will reply by email. If you contact us by phone we aim to be able to resolve the issue immediately. If we need a little time to investigate the matter then we will respond no later than the following working day.

If we are unable to resolve your dispute and you were sold your product online or by other electronic means and you are within the European Union (EU) you may refer your complaint to the EU Online dispute Resolution (ODR) platform. Upon receipt of your complaint the ODR will escalate your complaint to your local dispute resolution service – this process is free and conducted entirely online. You can access the ODR platform on http://ec.europa.eu/odr.

Liability

Climbing, mountaineering, trekking and associated activities are dangerous and potentially deadly. It is the individual's own responsibility to fully accept all risks, damages, injury or death which may result from such activities. Evaluate your experience honestly before you put your life in danger and seek qualified instruction.

Alpkit Ltd does not seek to limit or exclude liability for death or personal injury arising from their negligence.

Copyright

Unless otherwise specified the copyright to the contents of all the pages in this website are owned or licensed to Alpkit Ltd, or are used with permission from the owner. The contents, design or material of this website may not be copied, reproduced, modified, downloaded or used in any form without the prior permission of Alpkit Ltd.

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SALE OF GOODS

It is our responsibility to supply you with goods that meet your consumer rights. If you have any concerns that we have not met our legal obligations please contact us.

Pricing

All prices are shown in Pound Sterling and include UK VAT at 20% unless stated otherwise. All prices are subject to change without prior notice. Prices in Euro and US Dollars are approximate and for guidance only. All transactions will be completed in GBP.

Payment methods

We accept payments from the following cards: Visa Credit and Debit, MasterCard, Maestro and Paypal. Your account is charged immediately on placing an order.

Security

When you are ready to purchase your goods you will be transferred to our payment pages.  Only now will you be asked to enter your payment details. Credit card information is transferred by secure 128 bit SSL encryption via either SagePay or PayPal. If your card is registered with your bank for advanced fraud checking features such as Verified by Visa, MasterCard SecureCode and Address Verification Service (AVS) you will be asked to provide additional security details. You can confirm the secure connection by checking that the web address (URL) starts with 'https://'.

Confirmation of order

When we have received your order or payment you will receive confirmation of your order by email. This order does not constitute a binding contract until the point at which we despatch your order. Contracts will be concluded in English language.

Cancellation policy

You have an unconditional right to cancel your order within 14 working days of receiving your order. You must provide Alpkit Ltd with written notice of cancellation in a durable medium and you must return at your own cost all goods in the state in which they were received by you. If we have already processed your payment we will refund you in full within 30 days of cancellation.

Delivery 

Our aim is to despatch goods as quickly as possible; this will be the same day if the order is received before 2 pm and items are in stock. After this time if we can process the order that day we will; if this is not possible it will go out the following working day. Your account is charged immediately on placing an order. Any amendments to the original order need to be confirmed in writing however once your order has been processed by our warehouse we are unable to alter or amend an order and ask that you wait for it to arrive with you before contacting us to arrange a return.  All quoted delivery times are estimates only unless you have paid for a guaranteed service and placed your order in time for next day despatch.

In the unlikely event that your order hasn't arrived within two weeks and we have not contacted you please feel free to contact us and ask what we are doing. 

Delivery: Rest of the world

Deliveries to countries outside the EU may incur customs duty on delivery. This charge will depend on the country and you should enquire locally for more information. These countries will also have UK sales tax deducted from the sale.

Return of Goods Policy/Refunds

Changed your mind?  Not quite what you were looking for?  No problem; we are happy to accept returns of goods for refund or exchange (stock permitting).  Goods should be returned within 123 days of receipt.  All returned items must be unused and in their original packaging: we cannot accept goods back that we cannot sell as new, and they must be accompanied by the original delivery note. In all cases we will only process a refund once we receive the goods. Please ensure that you make adequate provision for the safe return of the goods; all return postage costs are the customer's responsibility unless otherwise stated.

For the safety of all our customers we are unable to exchange new or unused climbing equipment for refund or exchange unless it is unfit for purpose, not as described, not of satisfactory quality, or returned in accordance with your legal right to cancel as detailed above. Climbing ropes and climbing hardware are personal protection devices, one day you may have to call on that shiny new nut to save your bacon. No one wants to receive these items from an unknown source; you as a buyer need to have absolute confidence that your products have not been tampered with right? Even though we have the nicest customers in the world, once these products have left our sight we are no longer able to vouch for their authenticity or history. Please bear this in mind before you make your purchase, this is for your safety and the safety of the people you climb with.

If you believe your goods to be faulty; incorrectly described; not fit for purpose or if the wrong item has been despatched please contact us prior to returning the item.  We can then arrange for the goods to be returned to us at our expense and an exchange or full refund of the original price paid.

When returning an item, always ask for a Proof of Posting.  We are not liable for any returns that are lost or delayed in the post back to us.  At our absolute discretion, we may isse an exchange or refund for an item that has gone missing if the customer can provide proof of posting/signed for delivery.

Please note, we can only refund the card used in the original sale. It is entirely up to the customer's card issuing bank to decide how much time it takes to effect a credit. Our account is debited the very next day when the credit gets settled but it may take up to 3 - 4 working days for the funds to get credited to the cardholder's account depending on the card issuing bank.

Alpkit products are available exclusively from Alpkit.com. We do not sell to the trade, however we know there are several companies and individuals who are buying our goods and offering them for re-sale at a higher price. Whilst we cannot stop people doing this your Alpkit warranty is only valid for the original customer with a proof of purchase. Alpkit products brought through a second party, e.g. eBay, outdoor centres etc may not be covered.

International Warranty (Products sold outside the UK)

We double-check all of our products that are due to be sent round the world to ensure that they are in perfect condition when they leave the warehouse but we are aware that things can go wrong.  We will always stand by our products and if they are faulty we will always repair/replace them however you must cover the cost of returning the faulty product to us. This may seem harsh but we currently only have a UK office and we simply cannot offer the same level of after sales service to non UK customers as we can UK customers.

Product availability

We try to make sure that items listed on our site are always in stock. In situations when an item becomes discontinued or temporarily unavailable we will contact you to let you know when the item will be in stock or to arrange a refund.

Gift Certificates

  • The value of your Gift Certificate is indicated clearly on the certificate in GBP.
  • Any unused balance will be placed in the recipient's Gift Certificate account until it reaches its expiration date.
  • If the order exceeds the value of the gift certificate, the balance must be paid by credit or debit card.
  • It is not currently possible to combine multiple Gift Certificates in a single order.
  • Gift Certificates cannot be exchanged for cash.
  • Gift certificates and unused portions of gift certificates expire one year from the date of issue.
  • Alpkit Gift Certificates are only valid and can only be redeemed on our website, Alpkit.com.
  • You can not use Gift Certificates to purchase other gift certificates, that would be crazy.

Website images and colour reproduction

We make every effort to ensure that images displayed on our website are as accurate as possible but we cannot guarantee an exact colour match to the product as displayed on your screen.

Website content

The information on our site is constantly updated and from time to time may contain technical inaccuracies and typographical errors. We aim to correct these as soon as we become aware of them. In situations where the provided information is crucial to your purchasing decision and the eventual use of a product we recommend you contact us for clarification and confirmation of details. We reserve the right to alter specifications and prices without notice.

In no event will Alpkit Ltd be liable for any damages arising from use or loss of use, data, or profits, whether in action of contract, negligence or other tortious action, arising out of or in connection with the use, or inability to use this site. We make no warranty that this site or the server that makes it available is free of viruses or bugs.

Throughout the Alpkit Web site, you will find links to third party websites. Please note that Alpkit is not responsible for the privacy policies or content of third party sites.

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Updated: Dec 16, 2010