Cancellation, Returns and Exchanges
4.1. Without prejudice to our rights under Clause 1 above, if either party breaks the terms of these Conditions in any material way, the other party can terminate these Conditions by giving the other party 7 days’ written notice.
4.2. In certain situations, we may be prepared to give you a refund or exchange for Goods if you change your mind. Consumers should be aware that if they wish to exercise their right to cancel an order that has already been dispatched, within 7 working days, that they will not receive a refund on the postage following any return of items.
4.3. Goods and/or Services ordered online or over the phone only
4.3.1. Consumers ordering Goods or Services at a distance (such as via telephone or online) have certain cancellation rights under The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013. Consumers should be aware that certain products that are deemed as perishable items are not covered.
4.3.2. You may cancel any order for Services any time within 7 working days from the day after placing your order, however, you may not cancel once we have started providing any part of such Services to you with your agreement.
4.3.3. You may cancel any order for Goods other than audio or video recordings or software at any time within 7 working days from the day after receiving your Goods without liability to us.
4.3.4. A working day is any day except Saturday, Sunday and public holidays.
4.3.5. You may cancel your order if the products are defective by emailing us through the contact page.
4.3.6. If you cancel an order for Goods, they must be returned to us within a reasonable period, with packaging and/or seals unopened and complete (with any accessories, leads or other items provided with the Goods) and undamaged, with proof of purchase. If you fail to return the Goods in this manner, we may charge you the costs we incur in recovering the Goods from you (which may be substantial) or the stand alone retail value of any missing or damaged items.
4.3.7. Unless collection of the Goods or any other alternative arrangement has been arranged, you must return the Goods by sending them to our Returns Team, at your cost. It is your responsibility to ensure that the Goods are received by us and we recommend using Special Delivery or Signed For services where appropriate.
4.3.8. Where we have agreed to collect the Goods from you, you must ensure that they are available for collection at the time arranged.
4.3.9. You shall be under a duty to take reasonable care of the Goods until received or collected by us and it is your responsibility to ensure that the Goods are not damaged whilst in transit using transport arranged by you.
4.3.10. You are entitled to examine any Goods ordered as you would in a shop. However, if you use the Goods, you may lose your right to cancel your purchase. We reserve the right to charge you for the value of any Goods returned which have been used or damaged whilst in your possession, up to the full cost price of the Goods.
4.3.11. If you cancel your order in accordance with the provisions of this Clause 4.4, and 4.4.10 we will refund any sums paid by you in relation to your order (less our costs if we have to recover any Goods from you under Clause 4.4.7) within 30 days.
Your Personal Information
5.1. We need to collect certain Personal Information to provide you with the Goods and/or Services.
5.3. If you would like us to tell you what information we hold about you please include your full name, address and a copy ID with each request.
5.4. You will have the opportunity to consent to us contacting you by post, email, phone, SMS or MMS about products and services which Dutch Essential and carefully selected third parties we believe may be of interest to you.
Limitation of Liability
7.1. We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by us in circumstances where:
7.1.1. there is no breach of a legal duty of care owed to you by us; and/or
7.1.2. such loss or damage is not reasonably foreseeable.
7.2. We will not be liable any loss or damage caused wholly or mainly by your breach of these Conditions.
7.3. Our liability shall not in any event include losses related to any business of a customer including but not limited to lost data, lost profits or business interruption.
7.4. Nothing in these Conditions shall:
7.4.1. exclude or limit our liability for death or personal injury resulting from our acts or omissions or those of our servants, agents or employees; or
7.4.2. limit your rights as a consumer under applicable Netherlands law.
7.5. All Services are provided on a commercially reasonable basis. Although we will provide the Services with reasonable skill and care, we make no warranty that the Services will meet your exact requirements or that they will always be available.
7.6. The Goods, where new, are sold with the benefit of and subject to the terms set out in any warranty or guarantee given by the manufacturer of the Goods. This is in addition to your legal rights in relation to Goods which are faulty or which otherwise do not conform to the legally required standard.
7.7. Each provision of this Clause 7 operates separately. If any part is disallowed, or is not effective, the other parts will continue to apply even after our agreement has been terminated or cancelled.
8.1. Events Beyond the Parties Reasonable Control: If either of us cannot do what we have promised because of something beyond our reasonable control such as lightning, flood, exceptionally severe weather, fire, explosion, war, civil disorder, industrial disputes, acts or omissions of persons for whom we are not responsible, or acts of local or central government or other competent authorities, such party will not be liable for this.
8.2. Third Parties: Nobody but you and us can benefit from these Conditions under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.
8.3. Assignment: You may not but we may, assign, charge or otherwise dispose of our rights under these Conditions. Any attempt by you to do so shall be void.
8.4. Governing Law: These Conditions will be governed by Netherlands Law and if you are not happy with how we deal with any disagreement and want to take bring court proceedings, you must do so within the Netherlands.
8.5. Each Clause of these Conditions operates separately. If any part is disallowed, or is not effective, the other parts will continue to apply even after our agreement has been terminated or cancelled.
8.6. Call Monitoring: Monitoring or recording of your calls may take place for our business purposes. Calls to our customer service numbers should incur local call costs from a standard line, calls from other providers may vary and calls from mobiles may cost significantly more.