General Terms and Conditions
This agreement applies as between you, the User of this Website and the Grail Message Association (the Association), the owner of this Website, which is hosted by the Stiftung Gralsbotschaft (the Stiftung) for contractual use by the Association as the Stiftung’s designated country-supplier in the UK and Ireland. Your agreement to comply with and be bound by Clauses 1, 2, 5 – 11 and 15 – 25 of these Terms and Conditions is deemed to occur upon your first use of the Website. Clauses 3, 4, and 12 – 14 apply only to the sale of Goods. If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions, you should stop using the Website immediately.
No part of this Website is intended to constitute a contractual offer capable of acceptance. Your order constitutes a contractual offer and Our acceptance of that offer is deemed to occur upon Our sending an order confirmation email to you indicating that your order has been fulfilled and is on its way to you.
1. Definitions and Interpretation
In this Agreement the following terms shall have the following meanings:
means collectively the personal information, Payment Information and credentials used by Users to access Paid Content and / or any communications System on the Website;
means any third party responsible for transporting purchased Goods from our Premises to customers;
means any text, graphics, images, audio, video, software, data compilations and any other form of information capable of being stored in a computer that appears on or forms part of this Website;
means any products that the Association advertises and / or makes available for sale through this Website;
means collectively any online facilities, tools, services or information that the Association makes available through the Website either now or in the future;
means any details required for the purchase of Goods from this Website. This includes, but is not limited to, credit / debit card numbers, bank account numbers and sort codes;
Means Our national administration office located at Woodend Farm, Grindon Lane, Grindon, Stockton-on-Tees, England TS2 3HX or, as the case may be, our registered office:
c/o Grail Movement in the UK & Ireland, Suite F6, Flemington House, 110 Flemington Street, Glasgow, G21 4BF;
means any online communications infrastructure that the Association makes available through the Website either now or else in the future. This includes, but is not limited to, any web-based email, message boards, live chat facilities and email links;
“User” / “Users”
means any third party that accesses the Website and who is not employed by the Association or the Stiftung and acting in the course of their employment;
means the website that you are currently using (https://uk.grailmessage.com/) and any sub-domains of this site unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions;
means the Association, including as its agent the Grail Movement in the UK and Ireland, a private limited company registered in England under No. 03989386, of 5 St Georges Avenue, Rugby, Warwickshire CV22 5PN, as well as, where relevant, the Stiftung.
2. Age Restrictions
Persons under the age of 16 should use this Website only with the supervision of an Adult.
Payment Information must be provided by or with the permission of an Adult.
3. Business Customers
These Terms and Conditions do not apply to customers buying Goods in the course of business.
4. International Customers
The Association only ships to the UK. If outside of the UK, you may wish to visit the international bookstore of the Stiftung Gralsbotschaft at www.grailmessage.com/shop.
5. Intellectual Property
5.1 Subject to the exceptions in Clause 6 of these Terms and Conditions, all Content included on the Website, unless uploaded by Users, including, but not limited to, text, graphics, logos, icons, images, sound clips, video clips, data compilations, page layout, underlying code and software, if not owned by the Stiftung, is the property of the Association, Our affiliates or other relevant third parties. By continuing to use the Website you acknowledge that such material is protected by applicable United Kingdom and international intellectual property and other laws.
5.2 Subject to Clause 7 you may not reproduce, copy, distribute, store or in any other fashion re-use material from the Website unless otherwise indicated on the Website or unless given Our express written permission to do so.
6. Third Party Intellectual Property
6.1 Unless otherwise expressly indicated, all Intellectual Property rights including, but not limited to, Copyright and Trademarks, in product images and descriptions belong to the manufacturers or distributors of such products as may be applicable.
6.2 Subject to Clause 7 you may not reproduce, copy, distribute, store or in any other fashion re-use such material unless otherwise indicated on the Website or unless given express written permission to do so by the relevant manufacturer or supplier.
7. Fair Use of Intellectual Property
Material from the Website may be re-used without written permission where any of the exceptions detailed in Chapter III of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 apply.
8. Links to this Website
Those wishing to place a link to this Website on other sites may do so.
9. Use of Communications Facilities
9.1 When using System on the Website you should do so in accordance with the following rules. Failure to comply with these rules may result in your Account being suspended or closed:
9.1a You must not use obscene or vulgar language;
9.1b You must not submit Content that is unlawful or otherwise objectionable. This includes, but is not limited to, Content that is abusive, threatening, harassing, defamatory, ageist, sexist or racist;
9.1c You must not submit Content that is intended to promote or incite violence;
9.1d It is advised that submissions are made using the English language, as We may be unable to respond to enquiries submitted in any other language;
9.1e The means by which you identify yourself must not violate these Terms and Conditions or any applicable laws;
9.1f You must not impersonate other people, particularly employees and representatives of the Association or Our affiliates; and
9.1g You must not use Our System for unauthorised mass-communication such as “spam” or “junk mail”.
9.2 You acknowledge that the Association reserves the right to monitor any and all communications made to Us or using Our System.
9.3 You acknowledge that the Association may retain copies of any and all communications made to Us or using Our System.
9.4 You acknowledge that any information you send to Us through Our System may be modified by Us in any way and you hereby waive your moral right to be identified as the author of such information. Any restrictions you may wish to place upon Our use of such information must be communicated to Us in advance and We reserve the right to reject such terms and associated information.
10.1 In order to purchase Goods on this Website and to use certain other parts of the System, you are required to create an Account which will contain certain personal details and Payment Information, which may vary based upon your use of the Website, as We may not require Payment Information until you wish to make a purchase. By continuing to use this Website you represent and warrant that:
10.1a all information you submit is accurate and truthful;
10.1b you have permission to submit Payment Information where permission may be required; and
10.1c you will keep this information accurate and up-to-date.
Your creation of an Account is further affirmation of your representation and warranty.
10.2 It is recommended that you do not share your Account details, particularly your username and password. We accept no liability for any losses or damages incurred as a result of your Account details being shared by you. If you use a shared computer, it is recommended that you do not save your Account details in your internet browser.
10.3 If you have reason to believe that your Account details have been obtained by another person without consent, you should contact Us immediately to suspend your Account and cancel any unauthorised purchases that may be pending. Please be aware that purchases can only be cancelled before the Goods are dispatched.
10.4 When choosing your username you are required to adhere to the terms set out above in this Clause 10. Any failure to do so could result in the suspension and/or deletion of your Account.
11. Termination and Cancellation of Accounts
11.1 Either the Association or you may terminate your Account. If We terminate your Account, you will be notified by email and an explanation for the termination will be provided. Notwithstanding the foregoing, We reserve the right to terminate without giving reasons.
11.2 If We terminate your Account, any current or pending purchases on your Account will be cancelled and will not be dispatched.
11.3 We reserve the right to cancel purchases without stating reasons, for any reason prior to processing payment and dispatch.
11.4 If purchases are cancelled for any reason prior to dispatch you will be refunded any sums paid in relation to those purchases within 14 calendar days.
11.5 If you terminate your Account, any non-dispatched purchases will be cancelled and you will be refunded any monies paid in relation to those purchases within 14 calendar days.
11.6 If you wish to terminate your Account, contact the Association directly and we will carry out this Account termination on your behalf.
12. Goods, Pricing and Availability
12.1 Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that all graphical representations and descriptions of Goods available from Us correspond to the actual Goods, We are not responsible for variations from such descriptions. This does not exclude Our liability for mistakes due to any negligence on Our part and refers only to minor variations of the correct Goods, not to different Goods altogether. Please refer to Clause 14.1 for incorrect Goods.
12.2 Where appropriate, you may be required to select the number of the Goods that you are purchasing.
12.3 We neither represent nor warrant that Goods will be available. Stock indications are provided on the Website however such indications may not take into account sales that have taken place during your visit to the Website.
12.4 All pricing information on the Website is correct at the time of going online. We reserve the right to change prices and alter or remove any special offers from time to time and as necessary.
13. Orders and Delivery
13.1 No part of this Website constitutes a contractual offer capable of acceptance. Your order constitutes a contractual offer that We may, at Our sole discretion, accept. Our acceptance is indicated by Us sending to you an order confirmation email. Only once We have sent you an order confirmation email will there be a binding contract between the Association and you.
13.2 Order confirmations under sub-Clause 13.1 shall contain the following information:
13.2a Confirmation of the Goods ordered including full details of the main characteristics of those Goods;
13.2b Fully itemised pricing for the Goods ordered including, where appropriate, taxes, delivery and other additional charges;
13.2c Estimated delivery date(s);
13.2d Estimated date of dispatch and courier service details.
13.3 If We, for any reason, do not accept your order, no payment shall be taken under normal circumstances. In any event, any sums paid by you in relation to that order will be refunded within 14 calendar days.
13.4 All Goods purchased by you will be delivered within 30 calendar days of Our order confirmation unless otherwise agreed.
13.5 The risk in the Goods shall remain with Us until they come into your physical possession.
14. Returns Policy
The Association aims to always provide high quality Goods that are fault free and undamaged. On occasion however, Goods may need to be returned. Returns are governed by these Terms and Conditions.
14.1 If you receive Goods which do not match those that you ordered, you should contact Us within 14 calendar days to arrange collection and return. You will be given the option to have the Goods replaced with those ordered (if available) or to be refunded through the payment method used by you when purchasing the Goods. Replacements will be issued upon Our receipt of the returned Goods. We are fully responsible for paying shipment costs. Goods must be returned in their original condition with all packaging and documentation. The packaging does not need to be unopened. Refunds will be issued no later than 30 calendar days after receipt of the returned Goods and will include standard delivery charges. We regret that additional costs such as express delivery and gift-wrapping cannot be refunded.
14.2 If Goods are damaged in transit and the damage is apparent on delivery, you should sign any applicable delivery note to the effect that the Goods have been damaged. To return the damaged Goods, please contact Us within 14 calendar days to arrange collection and return. You will be given the option to have the Goods replaced or to be refunded through the payment method used by you when purchasing the Goods. Replacements will be issued upon Our receipt of the returned Goods. Refunds will be issued no later than 30 calendar days after receipt of the returned Goods and will include standard delivery charges. We regret that additional costs such as express delivery and gift-wrapping cannot be refunded.
14.3 If any Goods you have purchased have faults when they are delivered to you, you should contact Us within 14 calendar days to arrange collection and return. You will be given the option to have the Goods replaced or to be refunded through the payment method used by you when purchasing the Goods. We are fully responsible for paying shipment costs. Replacements will be issued upon Our receipt of the returned Goods. Refunds will be issued no later than 30 calendar days after receipt of the returned Goods and will include standard delivery charges. We regret that additional costs such as express delivery and gift-wrapping cannot be refunded.
14.4 If any Goods you have purchased develop faults within 21 calendar days of delivery, you may be entitled to a replacement but not a refund. In order to arrange for such a replacement you should contact Us within the 21 calendar day period to arrange collection and return. We will assess the Goods and alleged faults upon receipt and if We conclude (at Our sole discretion, acting reasonably and in good faith) determine that the fault is not a result of mistreatment by you (deliberate, negligent or otherwise), We will issue replacement Goods at no additional cost to you.
14.5 If you are a consumer based within the European Union, you have a statutory right to a “cooling off” period. This period begins once your order is complete and ends 14 calendar days after the Goods have been delivered to you. If the Goods are delivered to you in instalments, the 14 calendar day period begins on the day that you receive the final instalment. If you change your mind about the goods within this period, please inform Us within 14 calendar days of receipt. Goods must be returned to Us within 14 calendar days of the day on which you inform Us that you wish to return the Goods. You are responsible for paying return shipment costs if Goods are returned for this reason. Refunds will be issued no later than 14 calendar days after you inform Us that you wish to cancel under this provision and will include standard delivery charges. We regret that additional costs such as express delivery and gift-wrapping cannot be refunded.
14.6 The Association may not be able to accept returns under the cooling off period of the following types of Goods and/or taking into account the following circumstances:
14.6a Goods made to your specifications or that have been personalised;
14.6b Goods which are liable to deteriorate or expire rapidly;
14.6c Goods which are sealed for health or hygiene reasons that have been unsealed after delivery;
14.6d Goods which are, after delivery, according to their nature, inseparably mixed with other items;
14.6e Goods consisting of audio or video recordings or computer software (including games) in sealed packaging where the seal has been broken after delivery.
14.6f Any use or enjoyment that you may have already had out of the Goods beyond handling them to the extent necessary to establish the nature, characteristics and functioning of them (such as you would, for example, handle a display item in a shop). Please note that opening packaging does not prevent you from returning Goods unless the Goods fall under sub-Clauses 14.6c or 14.6e and in any event does not include the opening of delivery packaging, only the packaging of the product itself.
16. How We Use Your Personal Information (Data Protection)
16.1 All personal information that We may collect (including, but not limited to, your name and address) will be collected, used and held in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 2018 and your rights under that Act.
16.2 We may use your personal information to:
16.2a provide Our Goods and services to you;
16.2b process your payment for the Goods; and
16.2c inform you of new products and services available from Us. You may request that We stop sending you this information at any time.
16.3 We will not pass on your personal information to any other third parties.
17.1 We make no warranty or representation that the Website will meet your requirements, that it will be of satisfactory quality, that it will be fit for a particular purpose, that it will not infringe the rights of third parties, that it will be compatible with all systems, that it will be secure and that all information provided will be accurate. We make no guarantee of any specific results from the use of Our services.
17.2 No part of this Website is intended to constitute advice and the Content of this Website should not be relied upon when making any decisions or taking any action of any kind.
17.3 No part of this Website is intended to constitute a contractual offer capable of acceptance.
17.4 Whilst We use all reasonable endeavours to ensure that the Website is secure and free of errors, viruses and other malware, you are strongly advised to take responsibility for your own internet security, that of your personal details and your computers.
18. Changes to the Service and these Terms and Conditions
We reserve the right to change the Website, its Content or these Terms and Conditions at any time. You will be bound by any changes to the Terms and Conditions from the first time you use the Website following the changes. If We are required to make any changes to these Terms and Conditions pertaining to the sale of Goods by law, these changes will apply automatically to any orders currently pending in addition to any orders placed by you in the future.
19. Availability of the Website
19.1 The Website and any Service provided therein is provided “as is”, on an “as available” basis. We give no warranty that the Website or any Service will be free of defects and / or faults. To the maximum extent permitted by law We provide no warranties (express or implied) of fitness for a particular purpose, accuracy of information, compatibility and satisfactory quality.
19.2 We accept no liability for disruption or non-availability of the Website resulting from external causes including, but not limited to, ISP equipment failure, host equipment failure, communications network failure, power failure, natural events, acts of war or legal restrictions and censorship.
20. Limitation of Liability
20.1 To the maximum extent permitted by law, We accept no liability for direct or indirect loss or damage, foreseeable or otherwise, including indirect, consequential, special or exemplary damages, arising from the use of the Website or any information contained therein. You should be aware that you use the Website and its Content at your own risk.
20.2 Nothing in these Terms and Conditions excludes or restricts the Association’s liability for death or personal injury resulting from any negligence or fraud on the part of the Association.
20.3 Nothing in these Terms and Conditions excludes or restricts the Association’s liability for any direct or indirect loss or damage arising out of the incorrect delivery of Goods or out of reliance on incorrect information included on the Website.
20.4 In the event that any of these terms are found to be unlawful, invalid or otherwise unenforceable, that term is to be deemed severed from these Terms and Conditions and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining Terms and Conditions. This term shall apply only within jurisdictions where a particular term is illegal.
21. No Waiver
In the event that any party to these Terms and Conditions fails to exercise any right or remedy contained herein, this shall not be construed as a waiver of that right or remedy.
22. Previous Terms and Conditions
In the event of any conflict between these Terms and Conditions and any prior versions thereof, the provisions of these Terms and Conditions shall prevail unless it is expressly stated otherwise.
23. Third Party Rights
Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall confer any rights upon any third party. The agreement created by these Terms and Conditions is between you and the Association.
24.1 All notices / communications shall be given to Us either by post to Our Premises (see address above) or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Such notice will be deemed received 3 days after posting if sent by first class post, the day of sending if the email is received in full on a business day and on the next business day if the email is sent on a weekend or public holiday.
24.2 We may from time to time, if you opt to receive it, send you information about Our products and/or services. If you do not wish to receive such information, please click on the 'Unsubscribe' link in any email which you receive from us. Or in the absence of that, email 'unsubscribe' to email@example.com.
25. Law and Jurisdiction
These Terms and Conditions and the relationship between you and the Association shall be governed by and construed in accordance with UK Law, and the Association and you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the UK Courts.