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Jascots Winemerchants Ltd

Terms & Conditions

The terms and conditions set out below ("Terms and Conditions") are important as they govern the terms upon which you will be a customer ("Customer" and "you") of Jascots Winemerchants Ltd ("Company", "Jascots" and "we") and upon which Jascots will supply any wine ordered and/or purchased by you or on your behalf ("Goods" and "Wine").

Conditions of Sale

The Company shall sell and the Customer shall purchase the Goods subject to the following terms and conditions which shall govern the Contract, and no variation thereto shall be binding except by specific written agreement of the Company. Any conditions endorsed on or contained in any Customer's order or confirmation or otherwise which are inconsistent with these conditions and are not specifically agreed to and acknowledged in writing by the Company, shall be deemed to be superseded and nullified by these conditions.

The Company's employees or agents are not authorised to make any representations concerning the Goods unless confirmed by the Company in writing.  In entering into the Contract the Customer acknowledges that it does not rely on, and waives any claim for breach of any such representations which are not so confirmed.

No order submitted by the Customer shall be deemed to be accepted by the Company unless and until confirmed in writing whether paper or electronically by means of email or verbally by a salesperson employed by the Company.

The Company reserves the right to amend any accidental error or omission on quotations, orders acknowledgements or invoices without any liability on the part of the Company.

These offers are only available to persons aged 18 or over. Under the Licensing Act 1964, it is an offence for an individual aged under 18 to buy or attempt to buy intoxicating drinks.

Delivery

Jascots offers a free delivery service to Mainland England & Wales and Lowland & Central Scotland for all orders of a value of £100.00 including VAT or over. Deliveries will be made within 5 working days from the day following that on which the order is placed. For orders under £100 including VAT, a delivery charge of £9.95 including VAT applies. A surcharge of £5.00 including VAT applies for next working day and named working day deliveries. Saturday deliveries attract an £18.00 surcharge, except for central London where a £7.50 surcharge applies. Delivery charges to other destinations vary, available on request. The Company reserves the right to change the terms of delivery and the delivery charges at any time.

Orders must be placed before 4pm Monday toFriday to qualify for Next Day Delivery in London or 3pm for deliveries outsideof London. Orders received after these times will be treated as being placed onthe following working day.

The Company reserves the right to deliver to the Customer any part or parts of any order without any adjustment in the price and the quantity so delivered shall be deemed to be the quantity ordered. Where the Goods are delivered in instalments, each delivery shall constitute a separate contract and failure by the Company to deliver any or more of the instalments in accordance with these conditions or any claim by the Customer in respect of any one or more instalments shall not entitle the Customer to treat the contract as a whole as repudiated.

If the Company fails to deliver the Goods for any reason other than any cause beyond the Company's reasonable control or the Customer's fault, and if the Company is accordingly liable to the Customer, the Company's liability shall be limited to the excess (if any) of the cost to the Customer (in the cheapest available market) of similar goods to replace those not delivered over the price of the Goods. Short deliveries or non delivery must be notified in writing to the Company and to the carrier within 14 days of the agreed date of delivery. When signing for deliveries any shortages or discrepancies must be stated clearly on the delivery note.

Price of Goods

The price of the Goods shall be the Company's quoted price or, where no price has been quoted (or a quoted price is no longer valid) the price listed in the Company's published price list current at the date of acceptance of the order. In no event shall the price of previous deliveries be binding for the Company on the following orders.

The Company reserves the right, by giving notice to the Customer at any time before delivery to increase the price of the Goods to reflect any increase in the cost to the Company which is due to any factor beyond the control of the Company (such as, without limitation, any foreign exchange fluctuation, currency regulation, alteration of duties, significant increase in the cost of labour, materials or other costs of manufacture).

The price is inclusive of any applicable value added tax except where otherwise stated.

En Primeur prices are quoted as "in-bond". This price excludes the cost of excise duty, VAT and delivery.  Duty and VAT will be charged at the prevailing rates at the time of delivery. Delivery will be charged at cost.  In-bond deliveries will not incur duty or VAT until the point at which they leave bond. We can store your wine (both "duty paid" or "in-bond") in ideal, long term cellar conditions. Please contact us for further details.

Payment

Payment is due with the order, other than for approved credit accounts when it is due 28 days from invoice date unless otherwise stated. We accept payment by cheque, American Express, MasterCard, Visa, Delta or Maestro cards. All payments for En Primeur orders by Amex, MasterCard or Visa will incur a 2% surcharge. We regret that we cannot accept payment for duty & VAT invoices by Amex, MasterCard or Visa.

For direct fund transfers Jascots's Bank details are:

BARCLAYS BANK PLC.,

P.O. BOX 32016,

LONDON NW1 2ZH.

Account number: 10493244

Bank Code: 20-03-53

Availability

Jascots carries finite stocks of all wines. Jascots reserves the right to substitute wines of an equal or higher value.

Minimum Orders

Jascots does not impose a minimum order except for En Primeur orders.

The minimum order for En Primeur purchases is 12 x 75cl bottles or equivalent. Cases cannot be mixed. En Primeur orders are subject to confirmation. Confirmation will be deemed to be given by us upon issue of an invoice by us. Wines ordered En Primeur can only be cancelled within 7 days of the date of invoice. Due to the nature of En Primeur orders we regret that orders cannot be cancelled after this time. Payment is due on receipt of invoice. En Primeur orders can be cancelled by us if we have not received payment within 14 days of the date of invoice.

All goods are offered subject to availability. If the producer or supplier fails to supply us with the wine we will contact you with available alternatives or offer a full refund of monies paid.

Jascots Guarantee of Satisfaction

Jascots is committed to outstanding customer service and satisfaction. Should you be unhappy with the goods which you have purchased or with the level of customer service you have received we offer a no quibble returns policy within 30 days of the date of receipt of your goods. Following notification of the cancellation of your order Jascots will arrange to collect the goods from you at a mutually convenient time. Jascots will refund your order including any delivery charges within 30 days of the receipt of the returned goods into our warehouse. Goods must be returned in the same condition in which they were dispatched. The Jascots Guarantee specifically excludes wines sold as "Bin End" which are not returnable except due to reasons outlined below. In order to cancel your order you must notify us in writing to the Managing Director, Jascots WineMerchants Ltd, The Observatory, Pinnacle House, 260 Old Oak Common Lane, London NW10 6DX.

Cancellations and Returns

You have a statutory right to cancel your order for any reason whatsoever within 7 working days of receipt of goods provided all of the bottles are unopened and intact. Where possible Jascots will arrange collection of the goods, but in some instances we may request that you make your own arrangement for transport. Collection will be arranged within 14 days from the date you notify us of the cancellation. A refund excluding return postage and packaging will be given within 30 days of receipt of the goods into our warehouse. In order to cancel your order you must notify us in writing to the Managing Director, Jascots WineMerchants Ltd, The Observatory, Pinnacle House, 260 Old Oak Common Lane, London NW10 6DX.

Wine Investments

At Jascots:

  • We do not give financial advice or advice on investments.
  • We do not offer any guarantees on a particular wine's future monetary value as this can be affected by so many factors that are beyond our control.
  •  We do advise on quality of wine, on wine's potential longevity and consequently its suitability for inclusion in a cellar.
  • We can offer solid advice on current valuations of particular wines or vintages.

Warranties and Liability

Any claim by the Customer which is based on any defect in the quality of the Goods or their failure to correspond with specification shall (whether or not delivery is refused by the Customer) be notified to the Company within seven days from the date of delivery or (where the defect or failure was not apparent on reasonable inspection) within seven days after discovery of the defect or failure. If delivery is not refused, and the Customer does not notify the Company accordingly, the Customer shall not be entitled to reject the Goods and the Company shall have no liability for such defect or failure, and the Customer shall be bound to pay the price as if the Goods had been delivered in accordance with the Contract. This does not affect your Statutory Rights.

Where any valid claim in respect of any of the Goods which is based on any defect in the quality or conditions of the Goods is notified to the Company in accordance with these conditions, the Company shall be entitled to replace the Goods (or the part in question) free of charge or, at the Company's sole discretion, refund to the Customer the price of the Goods, but the Company shall have no further liability to the Customer.

Data Protection

As with all shopping websites, we collect personal information from you when you shop online at Jascots.co.uk. We use this information to make your shopping experience as easy and enjoyable as possible. We need it to process your order, inform you of any delays or problems and occasionally to send you special offers and promotions.

The information we collect is:

  • Your name
  • Email address
  • Delivery address and Billing Address
  • Telephone number

We use the latest secure server technology to ensure this information is protected to the highest standards. We only accept orders from web browsers that permit communication through Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology - this means you cannot inadvertently place an order through an unsecured connection. Most web browsers above version three support this security.  This encryption makes it virtually impossible for unauthorised parties to read any information that you send us.

We will never pass on your details on to a third party for marketing purposes. We will however send you details of offers from other companies that we think may interest you, but only with your permission. If you would like to receive such offers please email enquiries@jascots.co.uk

Risk and Property

Risk of damage to or loss of the Goods shall pass to the Customer at the time of delivery or if the Customer wrongfully fails to take delivery of the Goods, the time when the Company has tended the delivery of the Goods.

Notwithstanding delivery and the passing of risk in the Goods or any other provision of these conditions, the property in the Goods shall not pass to the Customer until the Company has received in cash or cleared funds payment in full of the price of the Goods and all other Goods agreed to be sold by the Company to the Customer for which payment is then due.

Until such time as the property in the Goods passes to the Customer, the Customer shall hold the Goods as the Company's fiduciary agent and bailee and shall keep the Goods separate from those of the Customer and third parties and properly stored, protected and insured and identified as the Company's property Provided always that the Customer shall be entitled to sell the Goods to the ultimate consumer in the ordinary course of its business and that notwithstanding any other provision of this agreement, nothing herein shall constitute the Customer the agent of the Company for the purpose of such sale.

Until such time as the property in the Goods passes to the Customer (and provided the Goods are still in existence and have not been resold), the Company shall be entitled at any time to require the Customer to deliver up the Goods to the Company and, if the Customer fails to do so forthwith, to enter upon any premises of the Customer or any third party where the Goods are stored and repossess the Goods PROVIDED ALWAYS that the Customer shall not store the Goods or display the Goods for sale at any premises other than such premises as specified in writing by the Customer before the conclusion of this Contract or at any premises at which the Customer does not have the right to grant access to the Company.

The Customer shall not be entitled to pledge or in any way charge by way of security for any indebtedness any of the Goods which remain the property of the Company, but if the Customer does so all monies owing by the Customer to the Company shall (without prejudice to any other right or remedy of the Company) forthwith become due and payable.

En Primeur

Prices

En Primeur prices are quoted as "in-bond". This price excludes the cost of excise duty, VAT and delivery.  Duty and VAT will be charged at the prevailing rates at the time of delivery. Delivery will be charged at cost.  In-bond deliveries will not incur duty or VAT until the point at which they leave bond. We can store your wine (both "duty paid" or "in-bond") in ideal, long term cellar conditions. Please contact us for further details.

All payments for En Primeur orders by Amex, MasterCard or Visa will incur a 2% surcharge. We regret that we cannot accept payment for duty & VAT invoices by Amex, MasterCard or Visa.

Orders

The minimum order for En Primeur purchases is 12 x 75cl or equivalent and some wines may have to be allocated if demand exceeds supply. Cases cannot be mixed. En Primeur orders are subject to confirmation. Confirmation will be deemed to be given by us upon issue of an invoice by us. Wines ordered En Primeur can only be cancelled within 7 days of the date of invoice. Due to the nature of En Primeur orders we regret that orders cannot be cancelled after this time. Payment is due on receipt of invoice. En Primeur orders can be cancelled by us if we have not received payment within 14 days of the date of invoice.

Delivery & Storage

Jascots will ship the wine as soon as reasonably possible after it becomes available for collection from our supplier. An estimated delivery date will be indicated in our En Primeur offer. If the wine is to be released from bond, all duty, VAT and delivery charges must be settled prior to delivery.

We can store your wine (both "duty paid" or "in-bond") in ideal, long term cellar conditions. Normal delivery terms shall apply. We may store the wine for you on request as a "Customer Private Reserve".  See Terms and Conditions for Customers' Private Reserves below.

Following shipment, your wines, by default, will be entered directly in to your Private Reserves in bond. Once the wines are in your Private Reserves, we will notify you by email.

On receipt of this email, or the subsequent invoice for rent, should you wish to take delivery we can arrange this as per our normal delivery terms.

Customers who elect to have their wine cleared from bond will be required to pay duty and VAT at the prevailing rates at the time of delivery. Please contact us for details of current rates of duty and VAT.

Ownership

Ownership of en primeur wines will pass to the customer only when all outstanding charges have been settled.

Vintage closing dates and shipping dates

En Primeur wines are usually promoted by reference to a specific vintage and are subject to a closing date for orders. Please check our website or the specific vintage brochure for the relevant closing dates. The website and or the specific vintage brochure will indicate an anticipated date by when that vintage will be bottled and shipped to the UK, such dates are an indication only and are not guaranteed.

Customers' Private Reserves - With effect from 1 September 2011

Charges

Wines purchased from Jascots can be stored at an in-bond warehouse or if on a short term basis at our temperature controlled, high security, duty paid warehouse and are recorded in the customer's own name separately from Jascots' stock. The cost is charged as follows:

To 31 August 2011

  • Per 12 x bottles (75cl) or 9 ltr equivalent        12p per week
  • Per 6 x bottles (75cl) or 4.5 ltr equivalent        6p per week

From 1 September 2011

  • Per 12 x bottles (75cl) or 9 ltr equivalent         15p per week
  • Per 6 x bottles (75cl) or 4.5 ltr equivalent        7.5p per week

This is payable per annum in arrears. For fractions of a year the weekly charge is made from the time wines enter into Private Reserves at the time of purchase and also from the last annual storage payment to the week of delivery rounded up to the nearest week.

Customers receive annual notification of the maturity of wines and further advice and valuations are available on request.

When withdrawing stock, delivery charges are in accordance with our normal terms and conditions.

We require three working days' notice for duty paid wines or 5 working days notice for bonded reserves.

We reserve the right to levy a surcharge if the request is to deliver a split case or single bottles.

If you transfer the ownership of wines or request the physical transfer of wines (in either case where the wine is bonded) an administration charge of £5.00 (per product) will be made. Contact us for details.

We reserve the right to terminate your cellarage upon not less than 3 months prior notice to you expiring at the end of the relevant rental year. In such event you agree to collect your reserves or provide us with delivery details within 7 working days of the expiry of the relevant rental year. If you fail to do so then, in additional to our right of sale for non payment (see below) we reserve the right to dispose by sale or otherwise your reserves which have not been collected or where no instructions for delivery have been received. We shall have the right to deduct from the proceeds of sale any monies owed to Jascots and will send you the balance subject to receiving your instructions to do so. We are not obliged to add interest to the balance.

Insurance

Customers' Private Reserves are insured at our estimate of the replacement market value at the time of loss. We accept no liability should our estimate be incorrect.

Non-Payment

Please note that all storage charges are payable annually in arrears within 30 days from the date of the rent invoice sent to the customer's last known address. In the event of non-payment, we reserve the right to sell at our discretion some or all of the customer's wines and spirits and to deduct from the proceeds of sale all outstanding storage charges and any costs incurred in connection with the sale. The balance of the proceeds of the sale will be retained pending receipt of the customer's written request for payment.

Third party beneficiaries

Irrespective of whether the wines in your reserve have been bought for a third party or ownership is actually or beneficially transferred to that third party (whether related to you or not) and whether or not we have been informed of this, you, and only you, shall be our client in respect of your reserves and shall be solely responsible for all payments and for providing all instructions in relation to the reserve. You hereby agree to indemnify us against all and any liability, losses, expenses and costs arising from any claim of whatever nature made by such third parties and incurred by us in exercising our right of sale or disposal, or refusing to act upon such third parties' instructions or otherwise.

For any further advice, please contact the Jascots team.

General

The Terms and Conditions are governed by and shall be construed in accordance with English law. The Customer agrees for the exclusive benefit of the Company to submit to the jurisdiction of the English courts for all disputes which may arise in connection with these Terms and Conditions.

The performance of all Contracts is subject to variation or cancellation by the Company owing to any Act of God, war, strikes lockouts, fire, floods, drought, tempest or any other inability of the Company to procure materials or articles required for the performance of the Contract, and the Company shall not be held responsible for any inability to deliver goods by any such contingency.

Acceptance by the Company of the Customer's order constitutes a contract that is not subject to cancellation by the Customer.

Each of the above Conditions is independent and stands on its own. If any provision of these conditions is held by any competent authority to be invalid and unenforceable in whole or in part the validity of the other provisions of these conditions and the remainder of the provisions of these conditions and the remainder of the provision in question shall not be affected thereby.

Your statutory rights are not affected by any provision of these Terms and Conditions. If you or we fail to exercise or delay in exercising any right or remedy which it may have under these Terms and Conditions, this will not be a waiver of the right or remedy. Neither shall any single or partial exercise of any right or remedy under these Terms and Conditions by you or us prevent any further exercise of the right or the exercise of any other right or remedy.

These Terms and Conditions cancel all previous Terms and Conditions.

E&OE November 2011