Terms and Conditions

Please read all these terms and conditions.

Introduction

These terms and conditions apply between you, the User of this Website (including any sub-domains, unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions), and Rootencial Enterprises Ltd, the owner and operator of this Website. Please read these terms and conditions carefully, as they affect your legal rights. Your agreement to comply with and be bound by these terms and conditions is deemed to occur upon your first use of the Website. If you do not agree to be bound by these terms and conditions, you should stop using the Website immediately.

In these terms and conditions, User or Users means any third party that accesses the Website and is not either (i) employed by Rootencial Enterprises Ltd and acting in the course of their employment or (ii) engaged as a consultant or otherwise providing services to Rootencial Enterprises Ltd and accessing the Website in connection with the provision of such services.

You must be at least 18 years of age to use this Website. By using the Website and agreeing to these terms and conditions, you represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years of age.

Intellectual property and acceptable use
  1. All Content included on the Website, unless provided by Users, Clients, Collaborators or Partners, is the property of Rootencial Enterprises Ltd, our affiliates or other relevant third parties. In these terms and conditions, Content means any text, graphics, images, audio, video, software, data compilations, page layout, underlying code and software and any other form of information capable of being stored in a computer that appears on or forms part of this Website, including any such content uploaded by Users. By continuing to use the Website you acknowledge that such Content is protected by copyright, trademarks, database rights and other intellectual property rights. Nothing on this site shall be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any trademark, logo or service mark displayed on the site without the owner’s prior written permission
  2. You may, for your own personal, non-commercial use only, do the following: retrieve, display and view the content on a computer screen
  3. You must not otherwise reproduce, modify, copy, distribute or use for commercial purposes any Content without the written permission of Rootencial Enterprises Ltd.
Hyperlinking to our Content
  1. The following organizations may link to our Website without prior written approval:
  • Government agencies;
  • Search engines;
  • News organizations;
  • Non-for profit organizations
  • Online directory distributors when they list us in the directory may link to our Web site in the same manner as they hyperlink to the Web sites of other listed businesses; and

These organizations may link to our home page, to publications or to other Web site information so long as the link: (a) is not in any way misleading; (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking party and its products or services; and (c) fits within the context of the linking party’s site. And follows these below guidelines:

1. In the upper part of the article (in the case of using published articles from our stories), please include the statement “originally published on Rootencial and a hyperlink to the original article on our website.

2. Include a maximum of 250-300 words (unless a not-for-profit or government organization) pertaining to the article. For the rest we kindly ask that you direct the reader to the relevant page on Rootencial to continue reading.

3. Please include Rootencial’s mission on the upper or lower part of the post as it appears on the Rootencial page (you may include only some of the wording).

4. Send us an email of the link when it is posted on your website to info@rootencial.com. You may include the subject line: “Using Rootencial Content”

Prohibited use
  1. You may not use the Website for any of the following purposes:
  • in any way which causes, or may cause, damage to the Website or interferes with any other person’s use or enjoyment of the Website;
  • in any way which is harmful, unlawful, illegal, abusive, harassing, threatening or otherwise objectionable or in breach of any applicable law, regulation, governmental order;
  • making, transmitting or storing electronic copies of Content protected by copyright without the permission of the owner.
Links to other websites
  1. This Website may contain links to other sites. Unless expressly stated, these sites are not under the control of Rootencial Enterprises Ltd, or that of our affiliates.
  2. We assume no responsibility for the content of such Websites and disclaim liability for any and all forms of loss or damage arising out of the use of them.
  3. The inclusion of a link to another site on this Website does not imply any endorsement of the sites themselves or of those in control of them.
The order of products

As we can accept your order and make a legally enforceable agreement without further reference to you, you must read these terms and conditions to make sure that they contain all that you want and nothing that you are not happy with.

 

Application
  1. These Terms and Conditions will apply to the purchases of the goods by you (the Customer or you). We are Rootencial Enterprises Ltd whose trading name is Rootencial a company registered in England and Wales under number 11474995 with email address info@rootencial.com; (the Supplier or us or we).
  2. These are the terms on which we sell all Goods to you. By ordering any of the Goods, you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. You can only purchase the Goods from the Website if you are eligible to enter into a contract and are at least 18 years old. 
Interpretation
  1. Consumer means an individual acting for purposes which are wholly or mainly outside his or her trade, business, craft or profession;
  2. Contract means the legally-binding agreement between you and us for the supply of the Goods;
  3. Delivery Location means the Supplier’s premises or other location where the Goods are to be supplied, as set out in the Order;
  4. Durable Medium means paper or email, or any other medium that allows information to be addressed personally to the recipient, enables the recipient to store the information in a way accessible for future reference for a period that is long enough for the purposes of the information, and allows the unchanged reproduction of the information stored;
  5. Goods means the goods advertised on the Website that we supply to you of the number and description as set out in the Order;
  6. Order means the Customer’s order for the Goods from the Supplier as submitted following the step by step process set out on the Website;
  7. Privacy Policy means the terms which set out how we will deal with confidential and personal information received from you via the Website;
  8. Website means our website https://rootencial.com/ on which the Goods are advertised.
Goods
  1. The description of the Goods is as set out in the Website, catalogues, brochures or other form of advertisement. Any description is for illustrative purposes only and there may be small discrepancies in the size and colour of the Goods supplied. 
  2. In the case of any Goods made to your special requirements, it is your responsibility to ensure that any information or specification you provide is accurate. 
  3. All Goods which appear on the Website are subject to availability.
  4. We can make changes to the Goods which are necessary to comply with any applicable law or safety requirement. We will notify you of these changes. 
Personal information
  1. We retain and use all information strictly under the Privacy Policy. 
  2. We may contact you by using e-mail or other electronic communication methods and by pre-paid post and your expressly agree to this.
Basis of Sale
  1. The description of the Goods in our website does not constitute a contractual offer to sell the Goods. When an Order has been submitted on the Website, we can reject it for any reason, although we will try to tell you the reason without delay. 
  2. The Order process is set out on the Website. Each step allows you to check and amend any errors before submitting your Order. It is your responsibility to check that you have used the ordering process correctly. 
  3. A Contract will be formed for the sale of Goods ordered only when you receive an email from us confirming the Order (Order Confirmation). You must ensure that the Order Confirmation is complete and accurate and inform us immediately of any errors. We are not responsible for any inaccuracies in your Order places by you. By placing an Order you agree to us giving you confirmation of the Contract by means of an email with all information in it (i.e. the Order Confirmation). You will receive the Order Confirmation within a reasonable time after making the Contract, but in any event not later than the delivery of any Goods supplied under the Contract. 
  4. Any quotation is valid for a maximum period of 30 days from its date, unless we expressly withdraw it at an earlier time. 
  5. No variation of the Contract, whether about description of the Goods, Feeds or otherwise, can be made after it has been entered into unless the variation is agreed by the Customer and the Supplier in writing. 
  6. We intend that these Terms and Conditions apply only to a Contract entered into by you as a Consumer. If this is not the case, you must tell us, so that we can provide you with a different contract with terms which are more appropriate for you and which might, in some respects, be better for you, e.g. by giving you rights as a business. 
Price and Payment
  1. The price of the Goods and any additional delivery or other charges is that set out on the Website at the date of the Order or such other prices as we may agree in writing. 
  2. Prices and charges include VAT at the rate applicable at the time of the Order. 
  3. You must pay by submitting your credit or debit card details with your Order and we can take payment immediately or otherwise before delivery of the Goods.
Delivery
  1. We will deliver the Goods, to the Delivery Location by the time or within the agreed period or, failing any agreement, without undue delay an, in any event, not more than 30 days after the day on which the Contract is entered into. 
  2. In any case, regardless of events beyond our control, if we do not deliver the Goods on time, you can (in addition to any other remedies) treat the Contract an end if:
    • we have refused to deliver the Goods, or if delivery on time is essential taking into account all the relevant circumstances at the time the Contract was made, or you said to us before the Contract was made that delivery on time was essential; or
    • after we have failed to deliver on time, you have specified a later period which is appropriate to the circumstances and we have not delivered within that period.
  3. If you treat the Contract at an end, we will (in addition to other remedies) promptly return all payments made under the Contract
  4. If you were entitled to treat the Contract at an end, but do not do so, you are not prevented from cancelling the Order for any Goods or rejecting Goods that have been delievered and, if you do this, we will (in addition to other remedies) without delay return all payments made under the Contract for any such cancelled or rejected Goods. If the Goods have been delivered, you must return them to us or allow us to collect them from you and we will pay the costs of this.
  5. If any Goods form a commercial unit (a unit is a commercial unit if division of the unit would materially impair the value of the goods or the character of the unit) you cannot cancel or reject the Order for some of those Goods without also cancelling or rejecting the Order for the rest of them.
  6. We do not generally deliver to addresses outside England and Walves, Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, and Channel Islands. If, however, we accept an Order for delivery outside that area, you may need to pay import duties or other taxes, as we will not pay them.
  7. You agree we may deliver the Goods in instalments if we suffer a shortage of stock or other genuine and fair reason, subject to the above provisions and provided you are not liable for extra charges.
  8. If you or your nominee fail, through no fault of ours, to take deliver of the Goods at the Delivery Location, we may charge the reasonable costs of storing and redelivering them.
  9. The Goods will become your responsibility from the completion of delivery or Customer collection. You must, if reasonable practicable, examine the Goods before accepting them.
Risk and Title
  1. Risk of damage to, or loss of, any Goods will pass to you when the Goods are delivered to you.
  2. You do not own the Goods until we have received payment in full. If full payment is overdue or a step towards your bankruptcy, we can choo,se by notice to cancel any delivery and end any right to use the Goods still owned by you, in which case you must reutnr them or allow us to collect them.
Withdrawal, returns and cancellation
  1. You can withdraw the Order by telling us before the Contract is made, if you simply wish to change your mind and without giving a reason, and without incurring any liability.
  2. This is a distance contract (as defined below) which has the cancellation rights (Cancellation Rights) set out below. These Cancellation Rights, however, do not apply to a contract for the following goods (with no others) in the following circumstances:
    • goods that are made to your specifications or clearly personalized
    • goods which are liable to deteriorate or expire rapidly
  3. Also, the Cancellation Rights for a Contract cease to be available in the following circumstances:
    in the case of any sales contract, if the goods become mixed inseparably (according to their nature) with other items after delivery.
Right to Cancel
  1. Subject as stated in these Terms and Conditions, you can cancel this contract within 14 days without giving any reason.
  2. The cancellation period will expire after 14 days from the day on which you acquire, or a third party, other than the carrier indicated by you, acquires physical possession of the last of the Goods. In a contract for the supply of goods over time (i.e. subscriptions), the right to cancel will be 14 days after the first delivery.
  3. To exercise the right to cancel, you must inform us of your decision to cancel this Contract by a clear statement setting out your decision (e.g. a letter must be sent by post, fax, or email). You can use the attached model cancellation form, but it is not obligatory. In any event, you must be able to show clear evidence of when the cancellation was made, so you may decide to use the model cancellation form.
  4. You can also electronically fill in and submit the model cancellation form or any other clear statement of the Customer’s decision to cancel the Contract on our website, https://rootencial.com/. If you use this option, we will communicate to you an acknowledgment of receipt of such cancellation in a Durable Medium (e.g. by email) without delay.
  5. To meet the cancellation deadline, it is sufficient for you to send your communication concerning your exercise of the right to cancel before the cancellation period has expired.
Effects of cancellation in the cancellation period

Except as set out below, if you cancel this Contract, we will reimburse to you all payments received from you, including the costs of delivery (except for the supplementary costs arising if you choose a type of delivery other than the least expensive type of standard delivery offered by us).

Deduction for Goods supplied

We may make a deduction from the reimbursement for loss in value of any Goods supplied, if the loss is the result of unnecessary handling by you (i.e. handling the Goods beyond what is necessary to establish eh nature, characteristics and functioning of the Goods; e.g. it goes beyond the sort of handling that might be reasonably allowed in a shop). This is because you are liable for that and, if that deduction is not made, you must pay the amount of that loss.

Timing of reimbursements
  1. If we have not offered to collect the Goods, we will make the reimbursement without undue delay, and not later than:
    • 14 days after the day we receive back from you any Goods supplied, or
    • (if earlier) 14 days after the day you provide evidence that you have sent back the Goods.
  2. If we have offered to collect the Goods or if no Goods were supplied, we will make the reimbursement without undue delay, and not later than 14 days after the day on which we are informed about your decision to cancel this Contract.
  3. We will make the reimbursement using the same means of payment as you used for the initial transaction, unless you have expressly agreed otherwise; in any event, you will not incur any fees as a result of the reimbursement.
Returning Goods
  1. If you have received Goods in connection with the Contract which you have cancelled, you must write us on orders@rootencial.com to request the address for the goods to be sent to. Upon provision of these details you must send back the Goods or hand them over to us as without delay and in any event or not later than 14 days from the day on which you communicate to us your cancellation of this Contract. The deadline is met if you send back the Goods before the period of 13 days has expired. You agree that you will have to bear the cost of returning the Goods.
  2. For the purposes of these Cancellation Rights, these words have the following meanings:
    • distance contract means a contract concluded between a trader and a consumer under an organised distance sales or service-provision scheme without the simultaneous physical presence of the trader and the consumer, with the exclusive use of one or more means of distance communication up to and including the time at which the contract is concluded;
    • sales contract means a contract under which a trader transfers or agrees to transfer the ownership of goods to a consumer and the consumer pays or agrees to pay the price, including any contract that has both goods and services as its object.
Conformity
  1. We have a legal duty to supply the Goods in conformity with the Contract, and will not have confirmed if it does not meet the following obligation.
  2. Upon deliver, the Goods will:
    • be of satisfactory quality
    • be reasonably fit for any particular purpose for which you buy the Goods which, before the Contract is made, you made known to us (unless you do not actually rely, or it is unreasonable for you to rely, on our skill and judgement) and be fit for any purpose held out by us or set out in the Contract; and,
    • conform to their description.
  3. It is not a failure to conform if the failure has its origin in your materials.
Successors and our sub-contractors

Either party can transfer the benefits of this Contract to someone else, and will remain liable to the other for its obligations under the Contract. The Supplier will be liable for the acts of any sub-contractors who it chooses to help perform its duties.

Circumstances beyond the control of either party
  1. In the event of any failure by a party because of something beyond its reasonable control:
    • the party will advise the other party as soon as reasonably practicable, and
    • if the party’s obligations will be suspended so far as is reasonable, provided that that party will act reasonably, and the party will not be liable for any failure which it could not reasonably avoid, but this will not affect the Customer’s above rights relating to delivery and any right to cancel, below.
Privacy
  1. Your privacy is critical to us. We respect your privacy and comply with the General Data Protection Regulation with regard to your personal information.
  2. These Terms and Conditions should be read alongside, and are in addition to our policies, including our privacy policy (https://rootencial.com/privacy-policy/) and cookies policy (https://rootencial.com/cookies-policy/).
  3. For the purposes of these Terms and Conditions:
    • ‘Data Protection Laws’ means any applicable law relating to the processing of Personal Data, including but not limited to the Directive 95/46/EC (Data Protection Directive) or the GDPR.
  4. We are a Data Controller of the Personal Data we Process in providing Goods to you.
  5. Where you supply Personal Data to us so we can provide Goods to you, and we Process that Personal Data in the course of providing the Goods to you, we will comply with our obligations imposed by the Data Protection Laws:
    • before or at the time of collecting Personal Data, we will identify the purposes for which information is being collected;
    • we will only Process Personal Data for the purposes identified;
    • we will respect your rights in relation to your Personal Data; and,
    • we will implement technical and organisational measures to ensure your Personal Data is secure.
  6. For any enquires or complaints regarding data privacy, you can contact Rootencial at the following email address: info@rootencial.com
Excluding liability

The Supplier does not exclude liability for: (i) any fraudulent act or omission; or (ii) for death or personal njury caused by negligence or breach of the Supplier’s other legal obligations. Subject to this, the Supplier is not liable for (i) loss which was not reasonably foreseeable to both parties at the time when the Contract was made, or (ii) loss (e.g. loss of profit) to the Customer’s business, trade, craft, or profession which would would notg be suffered by a Consumer – because the Supplier believes the Customer is not buig the goods wholly or mainly for its business, trade, craft or profession.

Governing law, jurisdiction and complaints
  1. The Contract (including any non-contractual matters) is governed by the law of England and Wales.
  2. Disputes can be submitted to the jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales or, whether the Customer lives in Scotland or Northern Ireland, in the courts of respectively Scotland or Northern Ireland.
  3. We try to avoid any dispute, so we deal with complaints in the following way: If a dispute occurs customers should contact us to find a solution. We will aim to respond with an appropriate solution within 10 working days.
Model cancellation Form

To

Rootencial Enterprises Ltd

(Address provided upon request to the email below)

Email address: orders@rootencial.com

I / We[*] hereby give notice to cancel my]our [*] contract of sale for the following goods / service [*], Ordered on / received on [*] _______________

Name of consumer(s):

Attribution

These terms and conditions were created using a document from Rocket Lawyer (https://www.rocketlawyer.co.uk).

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