These are the Terms and Conditions of Sale for Advanced Factors to which all online purchases are subject.

1. Definitions
1.1. In these Conditions, the following definitions shall apply:
Advanced Factors: Advanced Factors Limited (registered in England and Wales with company number 07003446 with registered office address at 3 The Mews, Sevenoaks, Kent  TN13 3TH.
Business Days: a day (other than a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday) when banks in London are open for business.
Conditions: the terms and conditions set out in this document as amended from time to time in accordance with clause 14.
Contract: the contract between us and the Customer for the sale and purchase of the Goods in accordance with these Conditions.
Customer, you, your: the person who purchases the Goods from us.
Event Outside Our Control: has the meaning given in clause 13.
Goods: the goods (or any part of them) set out in the Order.
Order: the Customer's order for the Goods submitted by the Customer online via the Website.
Website: means the website accessible at Advancedfactors.co.uk or BigMINIS.co.uk
We, us, our: Advanced Factors.

1.2. In these Conditions, the following rules apply:
1.2.1. A person includes a natural person, corporate or unincorporated body (whether or not having separate legal personality).
1.2.2. A reference to a party includes its personal representatives, successors or permitted assigns.
1.2.3. Any phrase introduced by the terms including, include, in particular or any similar expression shall be construed as illustrative and shall not limit the sense of the words preceding those terms.
1.2.4. A reference to writing or written includes e-mails.

2. The Contract

2.1. The Order you place via the Website constitutes an offer to purchase the Goods in accordance with these Conditions. You are responsible for ensuring that the terms of the Order are correct. Please read and check your Order before placing. You may only purchase Goods from us if you meet any legal age requirement necessary for the acquisition of the same.
2.2. The Order shall only be deemed accepted by us when you have paid for the Goods, monies received by us and the Goods have been dispatched. Any email, order confirmation or other electronic acknowledgement by us of receipt of an Order does not constitute legal acceptance by us of your Order. We will confirm our acceptance to you by sending you an email confirming that the Goods have been dispatched ('Dispatch Confirmation'). The Contract between us is formed when we send you the Dispatch Confirmation.
2.3. All Orders placed via the Website are subject to stock availability and to the validation checks described in Clause 5 below. In the unlikely event that you are able to place an Order for an item that is not available from stock, we will contact you as soon as possible. Depending on the time period for stock to arrive you may be given the option to wait for your items or your Order will be cancelled. In these circumstances, upon cancellation, you will be refunded in full.
2.4. We only accept Orders originating from and for delivery to countries stated within our checkout process.
2.5. The only language in which the Contract can be concluded is English.
2.6. We will retain details of your Order in our database and these details can be made available to you on request.
2.7. Where the Customer has been directed to the Website as a result of a third party site, these sites are independent from us and we are not responsible or liable for such sites. Customers should consult the terms and conditions of the site in question for more information.

3. Product Information

3.1. Goods are described on the Website.
3.2. We reserve the right to amend the product description if required.
3.3. Images of the Goods on the Website are for illustrative purposes only. Representations of colour online are as accurate as our photographic and electronic processes will allow. Please note that colour online can also be affected by the calibrations of different output devices.
3.4. All weights and sizes are supplied as a guide only and are approximate.
3.5. Guided Sales, Buyers Guides and all other advice articles have been produced by Advanced Factors or our supply partners to help you in your purchasing decisions and to give guidance. These articles are provided for general information, but if you are in any doubt, you should seek help from an appropriate professional. We accept no liability for any loss, damage or injury arising as a result of the advice contained on our Website.
3.6. In the event that there are any errors regarding price or description, we reserve the right to correct that price or description and notify you accordingly. In these circumstances, it will be deemed that a contract has not been entered into and you will not be bound to continue with your purchase. We will cancel your Order and your payment method will be refunded in full. The repayment of such monies paid to us will be the extent of our liability to you in the event of these errors.

4. Price Information

4.1. The price of the Goods is the price set out on the Website at the time you submit your Order. All prices are shown in Pounds Sterling. A guide for other currencies is available but the final checkout will be made in Pounds Sterling. Your payment provider may make currency exchange charges, you should review their terms for this charge as it is beyond our control and not paid to us.
4.2. The price of the Goods does not include delivery charges which will be as advised during the check-out process, before you confirm your Order.
4.3. The price of the Goods is inclusive of VAT (where applicable) at the current rate chargeable in the UK. If the rate of VAT changes between the date of Order and the date of delivery, we will adjust the VAT you pay unless you have already paid for the Goods in full before the change in VAT. Advanced Factors VAT number is GB 981 1665 03.  
4.4. The prices shown are only applicable to purchases made via the Website. On occasions, the prices payable and promotions offered online may differ from those prices and promotions offered at the same time in store. We are under no obligation to honour any in-store price or promotion that differs from those online. Similarly, we are under no obligation to honour any online price or promotion that differs from the in-store price.
4.5. Special Offers and promotions advertised in the press or other media may be excluded from the Website unless specifically advertised as available online. All offers are subject to availability and while stocks last. This includes all offers advertised via official Advanced Factors social media channels.
4.6. Offers cannot be used in conjunction with one another. Where more than one offer is available on the same product only one discount will apply. The offer giving the greatest saving will be applied in the basket. Equally, voucher code offers cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotional offer.

5. Payment Information

5.1. Advanced Factors accepts payment by most major credit or debit cards via our secure card provider, Apple Pay payments or by Paypal. We regret that we are unable to accept payment online by cheque or cash.
5.2. When an Order is placed online payment is taken at this time.
5.3. All credit and debit card holders are subject to validation checks and authorisation by the card issuer. If the issuer of your payment card refuses to authorise payment to us, we will not be liable for any delay or non-delivery.
5.4. In addition, to prevent fraudulent use of credit and debit cards, Advanced Factors may validate the names, addresses and other information supplied during the Order process against commercially available records (e.g. Electoral Roll data, Credit Reference Services). A third party may also be instructed to complete these checks. By ordering from the Website you consent to such checks being made. We may need to contact you by letter, telephone or email to verify details before we are able to process and dispatch your Order or we may be unable to accept your Order. Any information given may be disclosed to a registered Credit Reference Agency which may keep a record of the information. All information provided will be treated in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

6. Delivery of Goods

6.1. We can deliver to addresses throughout Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and many other countries, please see the checkout process for current countries served. BFPO addresses are also served subject to size and weight restrictions placed by the BFPO.
6.2. The delivery charge for each item is based on weight. When you add products to your shopping basket and have chosen the delivery option the appropriate charge will be added automatically. All delivery charges will be shown throughout the checkout process. Items over 1 metre in length when packed may be subject to supplementary charges, we will advise these before the order is accepted for dispatch.
6.3. We may deliver the Goods by instalments, which shall be invoiced. Each instalment shall constitute a separate Contract. Any delay in delivery or defect in an instalment shall not entitle the Customer to cancel any other instalment.
6.4 Any dates quoted for delivery are approximate only and we cannot be held liable for any costs incurred if delivery is delayed.
6.4.1. However, in the event that delivery is delayed for next day/named day deliveries, our liability will be limited to a refund of the additional delivery surcharge paid.
6.4.2. Please be aware that Royal Mail First Class postal service can take up to 7 days within the UK. This is under the terms of Royal Mail and is out of our control.
6.4.3. 3rd Party couriers can deliver direct delivery orders between the hours of 7am and 9pm.
6.5. Delivery of an Order shall be completed when we deliver the Goods to the delivery address given in the Order.
6.6. The Goods will be your responsibility from the time of delivery.
6.7. Where the courier is unable to deliver the Goods, they will either attempt to deliver to a neighbour, attempt to redeliver the following day, leave a card for you to rearrange a suitable time for redelivery or leave the parcel at your local Parcel Office for you to collect.
6.8. We shall have no liability for any delay in delivery of the Goods, or failure to deliver the Goods, where the delay or failure is caused either by an event outside our control or the Customer's failure to provide us with adequate delivery instructions or any other instructions that are relevant to the supply of the Goods.
6.9 If we miss our estimated delivery deadline for the Goods or, in the absence of any estimate being given the date 30 days after the Dispatch Confirmation, you may cancel your order straight away if any of the following apply:
(a) we have refused to deliver the Goods;
(b) delivery within the delivery deadline was essential (taking into account all the relevant circumstances); or
(c) you told us before we accepted your Order that delivery within the delivery deadline was essential.
6.10 If you do not wish to cancel your Order straight away, or do not have the right to do so under clause 6.9 you can give us a new deadline for delivery which must be reasonable, and you can cancel your Order if we do not meet the new deadline.
6.11 If you do choose to cancel your Order for late delivery under clause 6.9 or clause 6.10, you can do so for just some of the Goods or all of them, unless splitting them up would significantly reduce their value. If the Goods have been delivered to you, you will have to return them to us or allow us to collect them, and we will pay the costs of this. After you cancel your Order we will refund any sums you have paid to us for the cancelled Goods and their delivery.

7 . Refunds and Returns

7.1 Advice about your legal right to cancel the Contract is available from your local Citizens' Advice Bureau or Trading Standards office.
7.2 If you are a consumer, you have a legal right to cancel a Contract under the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 within 14 days of receipt of Goods. This means that during the relevant period if you change your mind or decide for any other reason that you do not want to receive or keep the Goods, you can notify us of your decision to cancel the Contract and receive a refund. Alternatively, you are entitled to request an exchange within the same period of time and the provisions below also apply to exchanges.
7.3 However, this cancellation right does not apply in the case of the following which may only be returned if they are faulty:
(a) personalised and made-to-order products;
(b) sealed satellite navigation equipment, sealed memory cards, sealed audio or sealed video recordings or sealed computer software which have been unsealed after you receive them.
(c) any Goods which become mixed inseparably with other items after their delivery.
(d) Perishables and food stuffs that would not be returnable to ensure continued hygiene.
 
7.4 Your legal right to cancel a Contract starts from the date of the Dispatch Confirmation (the date on which we e-mail you to confirm our acceptance of your order), which is when the Contract between us is formed. Your deadline for cancelling the Contract then depends on what you have ordered and how it is delivered, as set out in the table below:
Your Contract End of the cancellation period
Your Contract is for Goods which are not delivered in instalments on separate days. The end date is the end of 28 days after the day on which you receive the Goods. Example: if we provide you with a Dispatch Confirmation on 1 January and you receive the Goods on 10 January you may cancel at any time between 1 January and the end of the day on 7 February.
Your Contract is for Goods which are delivered in instalments on separate days. The end date is 28 days after the day on which you receive the last instalment of the Goods or the last of the separate Goods ordered.
Example: if we provide you with a Dispatch Confirmation on 1 January and you receive the first instalment of your Goods on 10 January and the last instalment or last separate item of your Goods on 15 January you may cancel in respect of all instalments and any or all of the separate Goods at any time between 1 January and the end of the day on 12 February.
Your Contract is for the regular delivery of Goods over a set period. The end date is 28 days after the day on which you receive the first delivery of the Goods.
Example: if we provide you with a Dispatch Confirmation on 1 January in respect of Goods to be delivered at regular intervals over a year and you receive the first delivery of your Goods on 10 January, you may cancel at any time between 1 January and the end of the day on 7 February. 7 February is the last day of the cancellation period in respect of all Goods to arrive during the year.
 
7.5 To cancel a Contract with Advanced Factors, you need to let us know that you have decided to cancel. If you wish to exercise this right, please contact us by phone, email or letter sent by post. If you are e-mailing us or writing to us please include details of your Order to help us to identify it. If you send us your cancellation notice by e-mail or by post, then your cancellation is effective from the date you send us the e-mail or post the letter to us. For example, you will have given us notice in time as long as you get your letter into the last post on the last day of the cancellation period or e-mail us before midnight on that day.
7.6 If you cancel your Contract with us, we will:
(a) refund you the price you paid for the Goods. However, please note we are permitted by law to reduce your refund to reflect any reduction in the value of the goods, if this has been caused by your handling them in a way which would not be permitted in a shop. If we refund you the price paid before we are able to inspect the goods and later discover you have handled them in an unacceptable way, you must pay us an appropriate amount.
(b) refund any UK delivery costs you have paid, although, as permitted by law, the maximum refund will be the costs of delivery by our basic UK delivery charge not any premium delivery option.
(c) make any refunds due to you as soon as possible and in any event within the deadlines indicated below:
(i) if you have received the Goods and we have not offered to collect it from you: 14 days after the day on which we receive the Goods back from you or, if earlier, the day on which you provide us with evidence that you have sent the Goods back to us. For information about how to return Goods to us, see clause 9.8.
(ii) if you have not received the Goods or you have received it and we have offered to collect it from you: 14 days after you inform us of your decision to cancel the Contract.
7.7 If you have returned the Goods to us under this clause 7 because they are faulty or mis-described, we will refund the price of the Goods in full, together with any applicable UK delivery charges.
7.8 We will refund you on the credit card or debit card used by you to pay. If you used vouchers to pay for the Goods we may refund you in vouchers.
7.9 If Goods have been delivered to you before you decide to cancel your Contract:
(a) then you must return it to us without undue delay and in any event not later than 14 days after the day on which you let us know that you wish to cancel the Contract. You can either send it back (and we recommend using a trackable service and obtaining proof of postage), return it to us in-store or hand it to our authorised carrier. You must take reasonable care to ensure that the Goods are not damaged in transit; this includes ensuring that they are securely packaged. We cannot be responsible for lost or damaged returns.
(b) unless the Goods are faulty or not as described (in this case, see clause 7.7, you will be responsible for the cost of returning the Goods to us. If the Goods cannot be returned by post, we may offer to collect the Goods from you in which case we will charge you the direct cost to us of collection which will be £10.
7.10 Because you are a consumer, we are under a legal duty to supply Goods that are in conformity with this Contract. As a consumer, you have legal rights in relation to Goods that are faulty or not as described. These legal rights are not affected by your right of return and refund in this clause 7 or anything else in these Conditions. Advice about your legal rights is available from your local Citizens' Advice Bureau or Trading Standards office
7.11. Due to the speed of our ordering process, We may not be able to cancel your order before dispatch. If you exercise your right to cancel prior to you receiving the Goods, We will attempt to stop the goods in transit, however if this is not possible and the Goods are delivered, you will be able to return your Goods in line with your rights outlined above.
7.12. Overseas delivery and return charges will not be refunded in the event of a returned order unless the item is faulty under the terms of our guarantee.

8. After-sales Service and Guarantees

8.1. Where applicable, details of manufacturers' guarantees or service arrangements will be provided with the Goods. A manufacturer's guarantee is in addition to, and does not affect, your legal rights in relation to Goods that are faulty or not as described.
8.2. All warranties are non-transferable and only apply for the original Customer. Please note that, if you buy Goods with a warranty, we are guaranteeing that those Goods will work during the warranty period. If you replace the Goods during the warranty period, the warranty does not start again. You will only benefit from the remaining period of the original warranty. This does not affect your statutory rights if the Goods are faulty or not as described.
8.3. We are under a legal duty to supply goods that are in conformity with the contract.

9. Complaints and Queries

9.1.If you are not happy with any aspect of our online service, discover a fault with our Website, or if you have any queries or comments relating to an order placed online, please contact us and we will do everything we can to help you.
9.2. If we have exhausted our internal complaints handling procedure and we inform you in writing that we cannot settle your complaint, you have the option of referring your complaint to an Alternative Dispute Resolution ("ADR") provider to deal with the same. We are not obliged to use a specific ADR provider or procedure, however, a list of certified providers can be found at www.tradingstandards.uk/advice/ADRApprovedBodies.cfm. Alternatively, you can refer the complaint to the EU Commission's Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) Platform at wwww.odreurope.com. Please note that we are not obliged to participate in ADR.
9.3. Your access to bigminis.co.uk may occasionally be restricted to allow for the introduction of new products or features, site development, maintenance or repairs. We will attempt to restore the service as soon as we reasonably can.

10. Safe Shopping Guarantee

10.1. We have used every effort to ensure that shopping on the internet with us is as safe as purchasing by card in our store. Our secure server software encrypts all of your personal information sent over the Internet. In processing your Order, your information may have to be sent over the internet more than once. At no point is your Order information sent in this way without encryption. All payment details are handled by our secure payment providers. We do not have any access to full payment card details.
10.2. Although we endeavour to take all reasonable steps to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the complete security of any data you disclose online. You accept the inherent security risks of providing personal information and dealing online over the Internet and we cannot be held responsible for any breach of security unless it is due to our negligence.

11. Web Site

The BigMINIS & Advanced Factors Website are operated by:
Advanced Factors Limited
Unit 10 Chancerygate Business Centre
Manor House Avenue
Millbrook
Southampton
SO15 0AE
United Kingdom
Registered in England and Wales. Company Number 07003446.

12. Liability

12.1 If we fail to comply with these Conditions, we are responsible for loss or damage you suffer that is a foreseeable result of our breach of these Conditions or our negligence, but we are not responsible for any loss or damage that is not foreseeable. Loss or damage is foreseeable if it is an obvious consequence of our breach or if it was contemplated by you and us at the time we entered into this Contract.
12.2 We only supply the Goods for domestic and private use. You agree not to use the Goods for any commercial, business or resale purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.
12.3 Our warranty covers the cost of the item, fitting charges or other expenses that may be related are excluded.
12.4 We do not in any way exclude or limit our liability for:
(a) death or personal injury caused by our negligence;
(b) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
(c) any breach of the terms implied by section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 (title and quiet possession);
(d) any breach of the terms implied by section 13 to 15 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 (description, satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and samples); and
(e) defective products under the Consumer Protection Act 1987.

13. 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 under a Contract that is caused by an Event Outside Our Control. An Event Outside Our Control means any act or event beyond our reasonable control, including without limitation strikes, lock-outs or other industrial action by third parties, civil commotion, riot, invasion, terrorist attack or threat of terrorist attack, war (whether declared or not) or threat or preparation for war, fire, explosion, storm, flood, earthquake, subsidence, epidemic or other natural disaster, or failure of public or private telecommunications networks or impossibility of the use of railways, shipping, aircraft, motor transport or other means of public or private transport.

14. Variation

Advanced Factors amends these Conditions from time to time. Each time you order Goods from us, the Conditions in force at the time of your Order apply to the Contract between you and us.

15. Communications between us

15.1. Any notice or other communication given to the Customer under or in connection with the Contract shall be in writing (including email), addressed to the Customer at the address that the Customer has specified to us in writing in accordance with this clause, and shall be delivered personally, sent by pre-paid first class post, recorded delivery, commercial courier, fax or e-mail.
15.2. A notice or other communication shall be deemed to have been received: if delivered personally, when left at the address referred to in clause 15.1; if sent by pre-paid first class post or recorded delivery, at 9.00 am on the second Business Day after posting; if delivered by commercial courier, on the date and at the time that the courier's delivery receipt is signed; or, if sent by fax or e-mail, one Business Day after transmission.
15.3. The provisions of this clause shall not apply to the service of any proceedings or other documents in any legal action.

16. Other Important Terms

16.1 We may transfer our rights and obligations under a Contract to another organisation, but this will not affect your rights or our obligations under these Conditions.
16.2 You may only transfer your rights or your obligations under these Conditions to another person if we agree in writing.
16.3 Subject to clause 2.9, this Contract is between you and us. No other person shall have any rights to enforce any of its terms.
16.4 Each of the paragraphs of these Conditions operates separately. If any court or relevant authority decides that any of them are unlawful or unenforceable, the remaining paragraphs will remain in full force and effect.
16.5 If we fail to insist that you perform any of your obligations under these Conditions, or if we do not enforce our rights against you, or if we delay in doing so, that will not mean that we have waived our rights against you and will not mean that you do not have to comply with those obligations. If we do waive a default by you, we will only do so in writing, and that will not mean that we will automatically waive any later default by you.
16.6 These Terms are governed by English law. This means a Contract for the purchase of Goods through our Website and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it will be governed by English law. You and we both agree to that the courts of England and Wales will have non-exclusive jurisdiction. However, if you are a resident of Northern Ireland you may also bring proceedings in Northern Ireland, and if you are a resident of Scotland, you may also bring proceedings in Scotland.

Last Updated: 23 October 2019