Terms and Conditions of Sale Contract
These Terms and Conditions of Trading (‘Agreement’) apply to all consumer contracts between The Rug Company Limited and our subcontractors (‘us/we/our’) and the Customer (‘you/your’) in relation to all sales of goods and services.
We accept MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Visa Debit and Maestro.
Placing an Order
By placing an order with us you will be deemed to have read, understood and agreed to these Terms and Conditions. If you are unhappy with or unclear about any aspect of these terms, please contact us before placing an order - either by telephone on +44 (0)20 7229 5148, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by post using the address given below.
Telephone calls to and from The Rug Company may be recorded or monitored as part of our efforts to further improve service to our customers. Unless stated otherwise, all calls to The Rug Company using the number above are charged at your standard rate from a BT landline, Mobile Providers and other Networks may vary.
By placing an order via this website you are making an offer to The Rug Company to purchase the goods detailed in your order upon the terms described in your order. Once you have placed an order we will send you a confirmation that your order has been received but this is not a confirmation that your offer to purchase the goods has been accepted. A contract between you and The Rug Company for the sale of our products will only exist once an order has been accepted and processed. This does not affect your statutory rights.
Prices and availability of goods are subject to change without notice. A delivery charge will be added to your order value where appropriate. Please see our delivery times and charges.
All dates quoted for delivery are estimated delivery dates only and may be subject to change. We can accept no liability for any loss or damage (whether direct or indirect) if delivery takes place at any time other than the estimated date for delivery. All orders received and accepted before midday will, subject to availability and where possible, be despatched on the same day for a 2 working days delivery. Orders received and accepted after midday will be deemed as received the following day and will be despatched on that day.
Deliveries to Restricted Countries
We are unable to process online orders for some countries where we have a local showroom. Please contact our local partner directly if you wish to place an order for delivery in any of the following countries.
Belgium, Holland and Luxembourg – contact The Rug Company in Brussels
Denmark - contact The Rug Company in Copenhagen
Sweden - contact The Rug Company in Stockholm
UAE - contact The Rug Company in Dubai
Hong Kong - contact The Rug Company in Hong Kong
Canada - contact The Rug Company in Toronto
Lebanon - contact The Rug Company in Beirut
Mexico - contact The Rug Company in Mexico City
We regret that we are unable to deliver to Nepal, Pakistan, India or Afghanistan, or process orders from purchasers whose billing address is any of these four countries.
Receipt of Rrder Confirmation
You will receive an order receipt confirmation email as soon as you have placed an order. Please keep it in a safe place as we may ask you for information from it in any correspondence. If you do not receive this email please contact email@example.com, so that we may investigate and confirm that your order has been placed successfully.
We take every care to ensure that the description and specification of our products are correct. However, specifications and descriptions of products on this website are not intended to be binding and are intended only to give a general description of the products. Furthermore, while the colour reproduction of the products is a close representation, we cannot accept any responsibility for any variation in colour caused by the browser software or computer system used to view the products.
Product Size and Colour
All of our products are handmade, and rugs can vary in size by up to 10cm in width or length from the size shown. Likewise, although Swiss dyes are used for accuracy, colours can vary slightly from rug to rug. This is normal and, by placing an order via this website, you confirm your understanding and acceptance of this. If you require a rug of a specific size, please contact us - either by telephone on +44 (0)20 7229 5148, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We endeavor to display through this website all items in our current range. We aim to hold stock of all styles and sizes whilst a product is active. However, occasionally an item will be out of stock and if this is the case this will normally be highlighted in your shopping basket. The stock status for your order will also be shown on your order confirmation. If an item is out of stock at the time of order, but due in stock within two weeks, this will be shown as in stock and we will process your order as normal but let you know that your order will be delayed.
If one or more item of a multiple order is out of stock, we will not despatch your order until all items are in stock. We will let you know this, and give you the option to split your delivery for an additional delivery charge.
Shipping to A Different Delivery Address
We are pleased to arrange delivery of your order to an address that is different to your credit or debit card billing address but, if you have not purchased from us before, we may contact you before we process your order to verify that your credit or debit card is not being used fraudulently.
Delivery Times and Charges
Standard deliveries to mainland UK addresses are normally made within 2 working days – Monday to Friday. Deliveries to all international addresses (except the USA, South America and the Caribbean) will take longer, but we endeavour to send all orders by the quickest route. For orders delivered outside the UK, we will confirm the anticipated delivery date to you.
Delivery charges are calculated by volumetric weight, and are shown at the time of order.
Time of delivery is not of the essence in this Agreement. We will not be liable for any direct or indirect loss of profits or other financial loss or damage suffered by you through any reasonable delay or delay due to unforeseen circumstances outside of the reasonable control of The Rug Company or delay due to any reasonable rescheduling of delivery.
Title and Risk
We retain ownership of any products ordered until we have received full payment for such products.
If you are not entirely delighted with the products that you have chosen you may return them to us within 14 days of receipt. We only ask that you contact us to arrange shipping and ensure the goods are returned as new in the original packaging for a full refund or exchange. The Rug Company will cover the cost of shipping within the UK, but charges may be incurred for shipping outside of the UK. Items can be returned outside this 14 day period if they are found to be faulty but please take extra care to read our Care and Cleaning page or any specific care instructions provided with your purchase. We cannot accept an item returned as faulty if the appropriate product care instructions have not been followed and the damage caused to the product is clearly due to wear and tear or misuse. We may require evidence - e.g. photographs of the rug to validate that a product is faulty.
If you wish to return an item for any reason, you must contact us first on +44 (0)20 7243 7342 to obtain a returns authorisation. Once authorised, we will then arrange for a carrier to collect the item(s) from you. If your return is not covered by the terms above, then we may require payment to cover the cost of shipping.
All prices quoted on this website are accurate at the time of publication, are quoted in GBP (pounds sterling). If your order is for delivery within the European Union (EU), all prices charged are inclusive of UK Value Added Tax (VAT) at the current rate. If your order is being despatched to a destination outside the European Union (EU) then no VAT will be charged. You will be responsible for the payment of any customs or import duties levied once the package reaches your destination country.
Security of Payment
If your credit card is lost or stolen and used fraudulently as a direct result of being used to buy from our site before you tell your credit card issuer, we will assume liability for the first £50 of your loss. Your credit card company is under obligation to take responsibility for the rest. If your card is still in your possession and used fraudulently, your credit card issuer is under obligation to take responsibility for your entire loss. We will use reasonable endeavours to work with your credit card company to minimise the hassle for you.
Arrangements that protect you against the fraudulent use of debit cards are different, and you should check with your debit card issuer.
Our performance of any part of a contract with you is subject to variation or cancellation and the grant of an extension of time from any cause arising from an act of God, war, strikes, lock-outs, flood, drought or other cause of any nature whatsoever beyond our control or owing to inability and time to procure materials, labour or any articles at all and you agree to accept increased prices for the products due to any of the aforesaid reasons. In all circumstances time is not of the essence of the contract.
The Rug Company Limited is a registered data controller in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 (‘the Act’). We process your personal data in accordance with the Act.
We understand that many people still worry about submitting personal details on the Internet – especially their credit/debit card numbers. So we’d like to reassure you that any information you provide here will remain safe and secure.
Rights of Third Parties
For the purpose of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999, this Agreement does not and is not intended to give any rights, or any right to enforce any of its provisions, to any person who is not a party to it.
We own, control and operate the web site from our offices within England. Accordingly the laws of England & Wales govern claims relating to, including the use of the web site and the materials contained therein. If you choose to access our website from outside England and Wales you do so on your own initiative and you hereby agree that in the event of a dispute between The Rug Company Ltd and you the laws of England and Wales will apply at all times.
Our address and all communications can be addressed to us at the following:
The Rug Company Ltd, 119B Portland Road, London W11 4LN
Registered in England No. 3316888 UK VAT No: 690546906