9. Our Refunds Policy
9.1 When you return Goods to us:
(a) because you are contracting as a consumer and you have cancelled the Contract between us within the seven-day cooling-off period (see clause 5.1 above), we will process the refund due to you as soon as possible and, in any case, within 30 days of the day you have given notice of your cancellation. In this case, we will refund the price of the Goods in full, including the cost of sending the item to you. However, you will be responsible for the cost of returning the item to us;
(b) when you return Goods to us for any other reason, returns will be subject to the following process:
(i) returns of non-faulty Goods by business customers under this clause 9.1 (b) (i) shall only be refunded or replaced without charge if you contact us within 7 days of receipt of the Goods, informing us of your wish to return them. The Goods must be returned in accordance with our standard authorisation procedure (Contact Customer Services on 0333 050 3421 for details). Without limitation, you must take reasonable care of the Goods in your possession and the Goods must be returned at your risk, in the same condition in which you received them and securely re-packed in their original packaging. A handling charge of 20% of the invoiced value of the Goods plus the delivery and return carriage costs will be levied. There will be an additional charge for re-boxing if the original packaging is not in a suitable condition for re-stocking. Any Goods which are personalised, customised, made to your specification or manufactured to a visual proof which has been approved by yourself or somebody in your organisation cannot be returned unless the Goods are found to be damaged or defective;
(ii) without limiting any of the provisions of clause 6.9, if you wish to return Goods to us because they are damaged or defective, or do not materially conform to their specification, any such damage, defect or nonconformity must be notified to us as soon as possible, but in any event within 7 days of the date that you discovered or ought to have discovered the damage, defect or nonconformity, (within 48 hours if damage in transit is alleged), and no further use of the Goods must be made following discovery of the damage, defect or nonconformity. We will examine the returned Goods and will notify you of your refund via e-mail within a reasonable period of time. We will usually process the refund due to you as soon as possible and, in any case, within 30 days of the day, we confirmed to you via e-mail that you were entitled to a refund for the damaged, defective or nonconforming Goods. Goods returned by you because of damage, defect or nonconformity will be refunded in full, including a refund of the delivery charges for sending the item to you and the cost incurred by you in returning the item to us.
9.2 We will usually refund any money received from you using the same method originally used by you to pay for your purchase.
9.3 You have an obligation to take reasonable care of the Goods whilst they are in your possession. The consequences of failing to discharge this obligation with respect to any Goods to which clause 9.1 (a) applies are set forth in clause 5.2; we may also, at our discretion and without limitation, refuse to refund or replace any Goods to which clause 9.1 (b) applies if we consider that you have failed to discharge this obligation.
9.4 In accordance with clause 9.3, you must not make any improper use of, or make any unauthorised modifications or repairs to, the Goods, and you must otherwise take reasonable care to avoid any risk of damage occurring to the Goods by any means.
9.5 Notwithstanding the provisions of clause 10.1.(a) which relate to fitness for purpose, unless otherwise agreed by us in writing in any particular instance, you shall be solely responsible for selecting Goods which are suitable for use for the specific purpose for which they are to be used.
9.6 For the avoidance of doubt, if any failure to discharge the obligation in clause 9.3 results in any loss or damage pursuant to clause 10, any such loss or damage may be considered as having been caused by you or contributed to by you.