Clare Bulb Company
statement of trading terms and
conditions, and customer protection policy.
1. General Terms and Conditions of Trade.
- The Clare Bulb Co offers buyers sound quality bulbs and
corms sourced from experienced growers. They are guaranteed to be of the
variety named on the package in which they are sold, and on leaving the
Clare Bulb Co premises will be in good condition. The bulbs will be in the
quantity shown on the bag, at the prices indicated in the price-list. For bulbs sold by
weight, pleases refer to the section headed "Weights of Daffodils &
- Prices are as shown in the catalogue and on the
website, and apply for the selling season, (March to November). Occasionally
replacement stock is purchased during the selling season at higher prices
due to shortages in the market, in which case list prices may be increased.
Such increases would not apply to any existing orders. The
prices do not include VAT, which is not applicable. Should the sales turn-over of the Clare Bulb Co
at some time in the future exceed the VAT threshold, prices will be raised accordingly, though no
such rise would affect orders already received. Prices do not include
delivery, the cost of which is shown separately on the order form.
- Delivery will be made in secure packaging, usually via
Parcel Force or UK Mail, and will be sent to the address shown on the customer's order.
No signature is required, although advice is requested on where to leave
parcels if there is no one to receive them. If parcels cannot be left at the
addressees' premises for some reason, the parcel will be taken to the closest
depot, and the customer advised where it may be collected.
- Damaged goods will be replaced if notified to the
company within seven days of arrival. If replacement stock is no longer
available and no alternative is acceptable, their value will be refunded in full.
- Goods lost in transit will either be replaced, or if replacement
stock is no longer available, their value will be refunded in full.
- Orders are fulfilled when stock becomes available,
which is in early September. Orders are packed in order of receipt, although
any special timing requests are normally accepted. Orders may also be collected from the Clare Bulb Co premises during
opening hours, (see home page for details).
- No substitutions are made without the permission of the
- All orders are acknowledged, and are given an order
number to facilitate progress calls.
- Where there are queries on the input to the order it is
normal practice for a member of the management to telephone, fax, email, or
contact by letter the customer to obtain the necessary clarification.
- In accepting a customer's order, and allocating it an
order number, the Clare Bulb Co enters into a contract with the customer to
supply the bulbs in the quantities and at the prices indicated on the order
form. Should the supply situation dictate that the order cannot be met,
either in part or in full, the customer will firstly be advised, with the
offer of a substitution, or will be refunded for the full value of the stock
that cannot be supplied. The customer will have the right to cancel the
whole order if more than 50% of the order in unavailable.
- The customer can amend an order up to two days
before it is to be dispatched, or can cancel it
before delivery, or seven days after the day of delivery. If the
cancellation after delivery is due to a fault by the company the cost of the
return of the goods will lie with the company. However, the company must be
contacted before any goods are returned. If the cause of the goods being
returned lies with the customer, the return carriage is their
- The payment for the order, whether by cheque or
credit-card, is not processed until the order is ready for delivery.
- Goods which are ordered and paid for, and which are to
be collected from Clare, will be kept by the company in dry and secure
situation. If they are not collected by the end of December they will be
composted, as they will by that time have passed their planting date.
- All customers of the Clare Bulb Co are protected by all
applicable UK laws.
- Privacy statement and data protection statement
No information regarding customers is passed to other organisations, or to
individuals. All data is shredded once it has no further use. Credit card
receipts are shredded once the transaction is cleared, and no record of
credit card numbers is retained. All computer information is stored on
"stand alone" discs, inaccessible save by the company proprietors.
- A written copy of this document is available from the
Clare Bulb Company, Riverside House, Clare, Suffolk, CO10 8NS.