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1.1 This policy contains details of the delivery methods, periods and charges that apply to orders for our products made through our website.
1.2 This policy is a legally binding document, and forms part of the contract of sale between you and us made under our terms and conditions of sale.
2.1 We offer free standard delivery to all mainland UK addresses on all orders over GBP 30 Including VAT.
2.2 All other orders will be subject to delivery charges as detailed in Section 5.
3.1 We will usually be able to deliver to the following countries and territories: England, Scotland, and Wales.
3.2 We may from time to time agree to delivery products to other countries and territories.
Delivery methods and periods
4.1 The methods that we use to deliver our products, and the time periods within which delivery is usually completed, are as follows:
4.2 If you place your order before 3pm on a working day, these time periods run from the close of business on that day.
4.3 The delivery periods set out in Section 4 are indicative only, and whilst we will make every effort to ensure that you receive your delivery in good time, we do not guarantee delivery before the end of the stated period.
4.4 We may conduct fraud screening checks before dispatching the product, and these checks may delay your delivery. If the delivery is likely to be delayed as a result of fraud screening checks, we will notify you.
5.1 Delivery charges will be calculated by our website and automatically applied to your order during the checkout process, or alternatively quoted by us.
5.2 Applicable delivery charges will depend upon the delivery method you select, the location of the delivery address, and the size and weight of the products in your order.
5.3 Our delivery charges are as follows:
6.1 Delivery tracking is available for some orders for our products.
Receipt and signature
7.1 All deliveries must be received in person at the delivery address.
8.1 If an initial delivery attempt is unsuccessful, our delivery service provider will make at least 1 more attempt to deliver the products in your order.
9.1 If your products remain undelivered despite our delivery service provider making at least 1 more attempt to deliver them, the delivery service provider will leave a card at your address, with instructions on how you may collect your products, including a time limit for collection.
10.1 If you experience any problems with a delivery, please contact us using the contact details that we publish on our website or otherwise notify to you.
10.2 If our delivery service provider is unable to deliver your products, and such failure is your fault, and you do not collect your products from our delivery service provider within the relevant time limit, we may agree to arrange for re-delivery of the products; however, we reserve the right to charge you for the actual costs of re-delivery (even where the initial delivery was free of charge).
10.3 An indicative list of the situations where a failure to deliver will be your fault is set out below:
1.1 We understand that from time to time you may wish to return a product to us.
1.2 We have created this policy to enable you to return products to us in appropriate circumstances.
1.3 This policy shall apply to all of our customers, irrespective of their geographical location.
1.4 This policy shall apply to all orders submitted through our website.
1.5 This document does not affect any statutory rights you may have as a consumer (such as rights under the Sale of Goods Act 1979 or the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013).
2.1 If you have no other legal right to return a product and receive a refund or exchange, then you will nonetheless be entitled to return a product to us and receive a refund in accordance with this policy if:
3.1 In order to take advantage of your rights under this policy, you must [contact us to obtain a return authorisation number, and then send the product to us with a covering note quoting that number].
3.2 Products returned under this policy must be sent to 21 Halford Place, Attleborough, Norfolk NR17 2PE
3.3 You will be responsible for paying postage costs associated with returns under this policy.
4.1 The following kinds of products may not be returned under this policy:
(a) any product made to your specification;
5.1 We will give you a refund for the price you paid to us in respect of any product properly returned by you in accordance with this policy.
5.2 We will refund to you the original delivery charges relating to the returned product.
5.3 We will not refund to you any costs you incur in returning the product to us.
5.4 We will usually refund any money received from you using the same method originally used by you to pay for your purchase.
5.5 We will process the refund due to you as soon as possible and, in any event, within 30 days following the day we receive your returned product.
6.1 If you return a product in contravention of this policy, and you do not have any other legal right to a refund or exchange in respect of that product:
7.1 This website is owned and operated by The Allotment Gardener Ltd.
7.2 Our principal place of business is at 28 Abbey Road, Croydon, CR0 1RT
The Allotment Gardener is very much the new kid on the block as far as gardening websites are concerned. Launched in 2012 by two dedicated allotment gardeners Jerry and Phyl, we aim to bring you the latest news, and the best guides and advice available on the web today… and all dedicated to the allotment gardener.
More importantly we want you to be part of the story. Allotments have always been as much about community as they have about growing your own, and this website is no different. Sign up and join the conversation – contribute articles, ask (or answer) questions in our discussion section, or write your own blog.
I have always loved gardening, but nothing beats growing your own food. The satisfaction of putting the highest quality food on the table beats anything!
My earliest memory of the garden was sitting under the redcurrant bush in the back garden of our Victorian semi when I was about 3 years old – eating the fruit straight from the bush. I always loved being in the garden, and would dig holes, climb the apple tree (one of the best Bramley trees I have ever come across) or simply mess around in the garden at every opportunity.
At the age of 11 we moved to the country, and I was allowed my own little patch of land to grow on – my first allotment if you like! Christmas and birthday presents consisted of garden tools, and my weekends were spent digging, weeding, planting and harvesting.
At 28 years old (younger than most) I took on my first proper allotment. That was only 5 years ago, and since then the empire has grown. I now look after 3 allotments and I’m an active member of our allotment management committee.
Needless to say that I am a very keen gardener, and dedicated to my allotment empire, and I take great pleasure in sharing my knowlege and experience in bringing this site to you.
Unlike Phyl, my gardening as a child peaked when I grew some two foot tall lettuces. Apart from that I used to cut the grass in the back garden for my mum. My passion for gardening came from my youngest son, who regularly attends our allotment. He is not even 12 years old, but regularly holds gardening conversations with fellow allotmenters, offering his personal advice and help.
I have had my allotment for six years now and love that special time away from the stresses and strains of modern day life. I set myself the target of spending as little cash as possible on my allotment and have now got heavily in to recycling. Driving a van for a living, I probably pass more builders skips than the average person. And with a van to hand, I usually have the capacity to salvage, quite a bit. You will find tips and tricks to have a sucessful, flourishing, cost effective allotment when you read articles I write on this site.
My other passion is cooking (well eating really), this fits in well with allotmenting. In the future we hope to include recipies to use the produce you grow
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Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited other than the following:
· you may print or download to a local hard disk extracts for your personal and non-commercial use only
· you may copy the content to individual third parties for their personal use, but only if you acknowledge the website as the source of the material
You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system.
1.1 We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.
Collecting personal information
2.1 We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:
2.2 Before you disclose to us the personal information of another person, you must obtain that person's consent to both the disclosure and the processing of that personal information in accordance with the terms of this policy.
Using your personal information
3.1 Personal information submitted to us through our website will be used for the purposes specified in this policy or on the relevant pages of the website.
3.2 We may use your personal information to:
3.3 If you submit personal information for publication on our website, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the licence you grant to us.
3.4 We will not, without your express consent, supply your personal information to any third party for the purpose of their or any other third party's direct marketing.
Disclosing personal information
4.1 We may disclose your personal information to any of our employees, officers, insurers, professional advisers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy.
4.2 We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group of companies (this means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and all its subsidiaries) insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy.
4.3 We may disclose your personal information:
4.4 Except as provided in this policy, we will not provide your personal information to third parties.
International data transfers
5.1 Information that we collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this policy.
5.3 Personal information that you publish on our website or submit for publication on our website may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others.
5.4 You expressly agree to the transfers of personal information described in this Section 5.
Retaining personal information
6.1 This Section 6 sets out our data retention policies and procedure, which are designed to help ensure that we comply with our legal obligations in relation to the retention and deletion of personal information.
6.2 Personal information that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.
6.4 Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section 6, we will retain documents (including electronic documents) containing personal data:
Security of your personal information
7.1 We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.
7.2 We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure (password- and firewall-protected) servers.
7.3 All electronic financial transactions entered into through our website will be protected by encryption technology.
7.4 You acknowledge that the transmission of information over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.
7.5 You are responsible for keeping the password you use for accessing our website confidential; we will not ask you for your password (except when you log in to our website).
8.1 We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website.
8.2 You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.
9.1 You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you; provision of such information will be subject to:
9.2 We may withhold personal information that you request to the extent permitted by law.
9.3 You may instruct us at any time not to process your personal information for marketing purposes.
9.4 In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal information for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes.
Third party websites
10.1 Our website includes hyperlinks to, and details of, third party websites.
10.2 We have no control over, and are not responsible for, the privacy policies and practices of third parties.
11.1 Please let us know if the personal information that we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.
1.1 A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
1.2 Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
1.3 Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
1.4 Cookies can be used by web servers to identity and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.
2.1 We use both session and persistent cookies on our website.
3.1 We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website.
3.2 Our analytics service provider generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies.
3.3 The analytics cookies used by our website have the following names: _utma, _utmb, _utmc and _utmz
3.4 The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website.
Third party cookies
4.1 Our website also uses third party cookies.
5.1 Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies; for example:
5.2 Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
5.3 If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.
6.1 You can delete cookies already stored on your computer; for example:
6.2 Deleting cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.
Data protection registration
1.1 We are registered as a data controller with the UK Information Commissioner's Office.
1.2 Our data protection registration number is ZA082235
2.1 This website is owned and operated by The Allotment Gardener Ltd.
2.2 We are registered in England and Wales under registration number 08569017 and our registered office is at 28 Abbey Road, Croydon, CR0 1RT
2.3 Our principal place of business is at 28 Abbey Road, Croydon, CR0 1RT
1.1 These terms and conditions govern your use of our website.
1.2 By using our website, you accept these terms and conditions in full; accordingly, if you disagree with these terms and conditions or any part of these terms and conditions, you must not use our website.
1.3 If you register with our website or make a purchase on our website, we will ask you to expressly agree to these terms and conditions.
2.1 Copyright (c) 2014 The Allotment Gardener Ltd
2.2 Subject to the express provisions of these terms and conditions:
Licence to use website
3.1 You may:
subject to the other provisions of these terms and conditions.
3.2 Except as expressly permitted by Section 3.1 or the other provisions of these terms and conditions, you must not download any material from our website or save any such material to your computer.
3.3 You may only use our website for your own personal and business purposes, and you must not use our website for any other purposes.
3.4 Except as expressly permitted by these terms and conditions, you must not edit or otherwise modify any material on our website.
3.5 Unless you own or control the relevant rights in the material, you must not:
3.6 Notwithstanding Section 3.5, you may redistribute our newsletter in [print and electronic form to any person.
3.7 We reserve the right to restrict access to areas of our website, or indeed our whole website, at our discretion; you must not circumvent or bypass, or attempt to circumvent or bypass, any access restriction measures on our website.
4.1 You must not:
4.2 You must not use data collected from our website to contact individuals, companies or other persons or entities.
4.3 You must ensure that all the information you supply to us through our website, or in relation to our website, is true, accurate, current, complete and non-misleading.
5.1 The advertising of products on our website constitutes an "invitation to treat" rather than a contractual offer.
5.2 We may periodically change the products available on our website, and we do not undertake to continue to supply any particular product or type of product.
5.3 Prices stated on our website may be stated incorrectly.
5.4 The sale and purchase of products through our website will be subject to terms and conditions of sale, and we will ask you to agree to the terms of that document each time you make a purchase on our website.
5.5 Any product reviews that you submit for publication on our website shall be subject to the terms of Section 9 and Section 10.
Registration and accounts
6.1 To be eligible for an individual account on our website under this Section 6, you must be resident in the United Kingdom.
6.2 You may register for an account with our website by completing and submitting the account registration form on our website, and clicking on the verification link in the email that the website will send to you.
6.3 You must notify us in writing immediately if you become aware of any unauthorised use of your account.
6.4 You must not use any other person's account to access the website.
User IDs and passwords
7.1 If you register for an account with our website, you will be asked to choose a user ID and password.
7.2 Your user ID must not be liable to mislead and must comply with the content rules set out in Section 10; you must not use your account or user ID for or in connection with the impersonation of any person.
7.3 You must keep your password confidential.
7.4 You must notify us in writing immediately if you become aware of any disclosure of your password.
7.5 You are responsible for any activity on our website arising out of any failure to keep your password confidential, and may be held liable for any losses arising out of such a failure.
Cancellation and suspension of account
8.1 We may:
at any time in our sole discretion without notice or explanation.
8.2 You may cancel your account on our website using your account control panel on the website.
Your content: licence
9.1 In these terms and conditions, "your content" means all works and materials (including without limitation text, graphics, images, audio material, video material, audio-visual material, scripts, software and files) that you submit to us or our website for storage or publication on, processing by, or transmission via, our website.
9.2 You grant to us a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free licence to use, reproduce, store, adapt, publish, translate and distribute your content in any existing or future media .
9.3 You grant to us the right to sub-license the rights licensed under Section 9.2.
9.4 You grant to us the right to bring an action for infringement of the rights licensed under Section 9.2.
9.5 You hereby waive all your moral rights in your content to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law; and you warrant and represent that all other moral rights in your content have been waived to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law.
9.6 You may edit your content to the extent permitted using the editing functionality made available on our website.
9.7 Without prejudice to our other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach any provision of these terms and conditions in any way, or if we reasonably suspect that you have breached these terms and conditions in any way, we may delete, unpublish or edit any or all of your content.
Your content: rules
10.1 You warrant and represent that your content will comply with these terms and conditions.
10.2 Your content must not be illegal or unlawful, must not infringe any person's legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action against any person (in each case in any jurisdiction and under any applicable law).
10.3 Your content, and the use of your content by us in accordance with these terms and conditions, must not:
11.1 If you learn of any unlawful material or activity on our website, or any material or activity that breaches these terms and conditions, please let us know.
11.2 You can let us know by email or by using our abuse reporting form.
12.1 We do not warrant or represent:
12.2 We reserve the right to discontinue or alter any or all of our website services, and to stop publishing our website, at any time in our sole discretion without notice or explanation; and save to the extent that these terms and conditions expressly provide otherwise, you will not be entitled to any compensation or other payment upon the discontinuance or alteration of any website services, or if we stop publishing the website.
12.3 To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law and subject to Section 13.1, we exclude all representations and warranties relating to the subject matter of these terms and conditions, our website and the use of our website.
Limitations and exclusions of liability
13.1 Nothing in these terms and conditions will:
13.2 The limitations and exclusions of liability set out in this Section 13 and elsewhere in these terms and conditions:
13.3 To the extent that our website and the information and services on our website are provided free of charge, we will not be liable for any loss or damage of any nature.
13.4 We will not be liable to you in respect of any losses arising out of any event or events beyond our reasonable control.
13.5 We will not be liable to you in respect of any business losses, including (without limitation) loss of or damage to profits, income, revenue, use, production, anticipated savings, business, contracts, commercial opportunities or goodwill.
13.6 We will not be liable to you in respect of any loss or corruption of any data, database or software.
13.7 We will not be liable to you in respect of any special, indirect or consequential loss or damage.
13.8 You accept that we have an interest in limiting the personal liability of our officers and employees and, having regard to that interest, you acknowledge that we are a limited liability entity; you agree that you will not bring any claim personally against our officers or employees in respect of any losses you suffer in connection with the website or these terms and conditions (this will not, of course, limit or exclude the liability of the limited liability entity itself for the acts and omissions of our officers and employees).
Breaches of these terms and conditions
14.1 Without prejudice to our other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach these terms and conditions in any way, or if we reasonably suspect that you have breached these terms and conditions in any way, we may:
14.2 Where we suspend or prohibit or block your access to our website or a part of our website, you must not take any action to circumvent such suspension or prohibition or blocking (including without limitation creating and/or using a different account).
Third party websites
15.1 Our website includes hyperlinks to other websites owned and operated by third parties; such hyperlinks are not recommendations.
15.2 We have no control over third party websites and their contents, and subject to Section 13.1 we accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
16.1 We may revise these terms and conditions from time to time.
16.2 The revised terms and conditions will apply to the use of our website from the date of their publication on the website, and you hereby waive any right you may otherwise have to be notified of, or to consent to, revisions of the terms and conditions.
16.3 If you have given your express agreement to these terms and conditions, we will ask for your express agreement to any revision of these terms and conditions; and if you do not give your express agreement to the revised terms and conditions within such period as we may specify, we will disable or delete your account on the website, and you must stop using the website.
17.1 You hereby agree that we may assign, transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with our rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions.
17.2 You may not without our prior written consent assign, transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with any of your rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions.
18.1 If a provision of these terms and conditions is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other provisions will continue in effect.
18.2 If any unlawful and/or unenforceable provision of these terms and conditions would be lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted, and the rest of the provision will continue in effect.
Third party rights
19.1 These terms and conditions are for our benefit and your benefit, and are not intended to benefit or be enforceable by any third party.
19.2 The exercise of the parties' rights under these terms and conditions is not subject to the consent of any third party.
20.1 Subject to Section 13.1, these terms and conditions, together with our privacy and cookies policy, constitute the entire agreement between you and us in relation to your use of our website and supersede all previous agreements between you and us in relation to your use of our website.
Law and jurisdiction
21.1 These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law.
21.2 Any disputes relating to these terms and conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.
22.1 This website is owned and operated by The Allotment Gardener Ltd. Registered in Engand and Wales registration number 08569017.
22.2 Our principal place of business, and registered address is at 28 Abbey Road, Croydon, CR0 1RT, UK.