Languages Direct Ltd Terms and Conditions

Please read the following carefully. Your use of the Languages-direct.com.com web site ("Languages-direct.com") and purchase of the products (or services) ("Products") on it means that you agree to these terms and conditions ("Terms").

 

Shopping with Languages Direct

You can Order Products in the following ways: online via this website; by telephoning +44 117 9272236 or 0800 141 2210; or by posting a completed copy of the Languages-direct.com Order form to Languages Direct Ltd, FREEPOST RSKB-KSKR-LYLU, Languages Direct, Bristol, BS1 6UX.

When you place an Order for a Product in any of the ways described above ("Order") you are offering to buy it for the price stated, subject to these Terms. When you place your Order online we will send you an email to confirm that we have received it. This email confirmation will be produced automatically so that you have confirmation of your Order details. The fact that you receive an automatic confirmation does not necessarily mean that we will be able to meet your Order. Once we have sent the confirmation email we will then check availability and contact you with a further email. If the Product is available and the details of the Order are correct, this email will be deemed an acceptance and will specify delivery details and confirm the price of the Products purchased. If the Product is not available we will also let you know by email.

Languages Direct may cancel any sale and not supply Products if it is reasonable to do so and may change or discontinue the availability of Products at any time at its sole discretion. If an Order is cancelled, any payment made for the Products will be refunded in full. This does not affect your Statutory Rights.

All new Orders are deemed separate and each is treated individually.

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Price

The price for each Product is shown on Languages-direct.com and includes V.A.T.

We always try to make sure that the prices on Languages-direct.com are accurate but errors may occur. If we discover an error in pricing of the Products in your Order we will inform you as soon as possible using the contact details you supply us with. We will then give you the option of reconfirming your Order at the correct price or cancelling it. (If we are unable to reach you we will treat the Order as cancelled). If an Order is cancelled, any payment made for the Products will be refunded in full.

You will be notified of the delivery costs automatically before you submit your credit card details, based on the delivery address you specify. For more information about our delivery charges for despatches to UK addresses click here.

Prices are quoted on Languages-direct.com in UK pounds - outside the UK your credit card company should exchange the amount charged to the currency of your country at the current rate. Please note that both charges and refunds are in UK pounds and Languages Direct.com Ltd cannot be held responsible for any loss due to exchange rate fluctuations.

Non-EU customers are responsible for Import Duty/Tax in their respective countries. Unfortunately we cannot advise you what these costs will be - please consult your local customs office for more information.

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Payment

You must pay for your Order before it is delivered and you can do so by credit card, debit card, gift voucher, cheque or postal Order.

If your delivery address is outside the UK and you Order online you must pay by credit card.

Credit Card

Orders may be processed online, or by telephone, using a credit or debit card (currently VISA, MasterCard, Delta and Maestro). We aim to debit money from your account within one working day after receiving your Order. If your delivery address is outside the UK and you order online you must pay by credit card. To ensure that shopping online is secure, your credit/debit card details will be encrypted to minimise the possibility of someone being able to read them as they are sent over the Internet. Your credit card company may also do security checks to confirm it is you making the Order. All Order details and invoices will be sent to the credit card billing address and not the delivery address where the named recipient of the Order differs.

Cheque or Postal Order In the UK

You may pay by cheque or postal Order if you wish. Please make cheques payable to Languages Direct Limited and remember to include postage. Please also send us a covering letter detailing your Order, cheque guarantee card number, guaranteed amount, expiry date, contact details and delivery address.

Availability

We try to keep Languages-direct.com as up to date as possible but cannot guarantee that particular Product will always be available. If we can't supply a Product you will not be charged for it and we will refund or re-credit your account with the amount debited by us.

All offers are available while stocks last. If we are unable to supply a Product you have Ordered, we will notify you as soon as we can after receiving your Order. If this happens, you may cancel your Order and we will refund you the money you have paid for it.

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Delivery

Language Direct delivers to destinations inside and outside the UK.

You will be notified of the delivery costs automatically before you submit your credit card details. For more information about our delivery charges for despatches to UK addresses click here.

If your Order is made online but you do not pay by credit card or Languages-direct.com gift voucher, or if you Order in any other way, please contact us for details of the delivery charges prior to Ordering.

Delivery outside the EU may be subject to local import taxes, which are your responsibility where they apply. If so, the shipping company should advise you the charges due or else you should consult your local customs office. Unfortunately we cannot advise you what these charges will be and Languages-direct.com is not responsible for them.

Languages-direct.com offers a range of delivery services depending on the address we are delivering to. For Mainland UK addresses we offer at present Standard Delivery (1-3 days). Please see the Checkout page for details on these services for your postcode. Each Product has a link on the product page stating the estimated delivery time for that Product and you should refer to these for more details about usual delivery times.

Orders are despatched by Royal Mail (1st Class).

We will make every effort to deliver within the time stated on Languages-direct.com but we will not be liable for any loss caused to you by late delivery.

If the Products are not delivered within the estimated delivery time which we quote, please contact us by telephone or email and we will try and ensure that you receive your Order, as quickly as possible, or if you wish you may cancel your Order and we will refund the money you have paid. Please note that while items sent by Royal Mail usually arrive within 1-3 days, Royal Mail stipulate that only items still not delivered after 15 working days can be officially classified as lost.

Please Order from Languages Direct with enough time to prevent any loss or disappointment resulting from the delivery time as Languages Direct.com cannot be responsible for this.

This does not affect your statutory rights as a consumer.

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Copyright and Trade Marks

Languages Direct does not give you any right or interest in any copyright or intellectual property rights in any Product nor the right to copy them.

The copyright in Languages-direct.com and the content of all the software, web site and pages relating to the Languages-direct.com web site is owned by, or licensed to Languages Direct, unless otherwise specified and may not be used, copied or altered without our express consent.

Copyright extends to the design, look and feel of Languages-direct.com, all photographs on it and its marketing materials.

You may use Languages-direct.com for private and personal non-commercial use only - i.e. to view, copy and print portions of Languages-direct.com for the sole purpose of placing Orders. The materials on Languages-direct.com may not be used for any other purpose.

Languages Direct, Languages-direct.com and our logos are trade names or trade marks of Languages Direct and may not be used by anyone else without our express permission. We have applied for a registered trademark in the name "Languages Direct" and we are also the owners of unregistered trade mark rights in them.

However, Languages Direct does not make any warranty or representation in respect of any other trade mark and the trade marks of the brands featured on Languages-direct.com belong to their respective owners.

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Privacy and Data Policy

Languages-direct.com makes a commitment to protecting your privacy and promises only to use information collected about you in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

Languages-direct.com is registered with the Information Commissioner in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

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Returns

We believe that you will be delighted with your product but there may be occasions where you feel it necessary to return an item. We aim to keep the process as simple as possible and these terms do not affect your statutory rights.

We will try to attend to all returns as soon as practically possible. Please note that product returns are not able to be accepted in person at our office address.

Unwanted Products

Our policy is to ensure that you are satisfied every time you place an Order with languages-direct.com. If you are unhappy with an item when you receive it or if you simply change your mind please return it to us within 30 days, with the despatch note, having taken reasonable care of it and in an unused state complete with packaging and all components, and we will refund you the price you paid for that product (excluding P&P). We will make the refund directly to the credit/charge card used to place the original order within 30 days or earlier once we have inspected the returned item and are satisfied that it has been returned to us in the condition it was in when delivered to you. You will only have to pay for the return postage of the Products. Certain products and services are excluded from this returns policy, including food/perishable items, personalised products or those made to order. These items cannot be returned for a refund unless faulty. Products excluded such as these are clearly marked on the product information page. This does not affect your statutory rights.

Faulty Products

We try to select and package the Products as well as possible to ensure they arrive in good condition. However, if a Product arrives damaged or with defects, or is not what you Ordered, we will replace it free of charge or provide a full refund as appropriate, if you return the Product to us at the postal address below within 30 days of receipt. In these circumstances we will also pay you the cost of the return postage. Please obtain a proof of posting certificate from your Post Office to enable us to process the refund for your return postage costs. For help with items later than 30 days after your initial purchase please email us for more information. This does not affect your Statutory Rights.

Returning Unwanted or Faulty Products

Please contact us by telephone (on 0800 141 2210) or email (at info@languages-direct.com) to inform us of your wish to return Products. We may allocate you with a Returns Code which should be included with the package to improve processing of your return. We may also advise you how to send the item back to us. Occasionally items may have to be picked up by a courier service. Otherwise, please use a secure delivery method which requires a signature upon receipt (such as via Royal Mail First Class Recorded Delivery) and return to: Language Direct Customer Returns, Spike Island, 133 Cumberland Road, Bristol BS1 6UX, United Kingdom. You will be responsible for the returned Products until they reach us.

Unwanted Products - European Distance Selling Regulations (DSRs)

By law, consumers in the European Union have the right to cancel a contract for the purchase of an item within seven working days of the day after receipt of the order. If you wish to cancel your order under the DSRs we ask you to please notify our Customer Service team quoting your name and order number: by email at info@languages-direct.com; or by telephone on 0800 141 2210; or by post to our Head Office address. We will then arrange for you to be refunded accordingly. Where you are cancelling your order within this cooling-off period we will refund the cost of the item and the cost of sending the item to you as follows: where you are returning an item that was part of a larger order, we will refund any specific delivery charges that you incurred for that item over and above our Standard Delivery rate. where you are returning your entire order, we will refund the Standard Delivery charge incurred. where we collect an item from you, we reserve the right to recover the costs of collection from you. if you use our FREEPOST address, we will deduct the return postage from your overall refund. We will not refund the cost of gift-wrapping, your costs in returning the item to us and other services provided to you in connection with your purchase (eg. Express Delivery) UNLESS you are returning the item to us because of an error on our part (or because it is defective) under our 30-day Money-back Policy above.

Unwanted Products - Custom-made and other Exempt Products

Due to the bespoke nature of Custom-made and other Exempt products we are unable to offer our usual 30 Day Money Back Policy on these items, and due to their nature they are not subject to the right to cancel under the Distance Selling Regulations. These products will be clearly identified as such on their respective product pages. In addition, certain other products are also exempt from our 30-day Money Back Policy above; these products will be clearly marked on their respective product pages. In the case of these items, the returns period is limited to seven working days following the day of receipt as per the right to cancel under the DSRs above and you shall be responsible for the cost of return. This does not affect your statutory rights.

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Recycling Electrical Goods

You can now recycle your old electricals with us.

If you’re buying a new electrical item, we will recycle your old one for free.

Why recycle?

Unwanted electrical equipment is the UKs fastest growing type of waste.

Many electrical items can be repaired or recycled, saving natural resources and the environment.  If you do not recycle, electrical equipment will end up in landfill where hazardous substances will leak out and cause soil and water contamination – harming wildlife and also human health.

We can help

We are pleased to offer our UK customers the chance to recycle their old electrical items. Please send your unwanted items in a padded envelope to our FREEPOST address:
Languages Direct Ltd
FREEPOST RSKB-KSKR-LYLU
Bristol BS1 6UX

To remind you that old electrical equipment can be recycled, it is now marked with a crossed-out wheeled bin symbol. Please do not throw any electrical equipment (including those marked with the crossed out wheeled bin symbol) in your bin.
WEEE Recycle Bin Image

What is WEEE?

The Waste Electrical or Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive requires countries to maximise separate collection and environmentally friendly processing of these items.  In the UK, distributors (including retailers) must provide a system which allows all customers buying new electrical equipment the opportunity to recycle their old items free of charge. Those establishing their own take-back scheme must as a minimum offer all customers buying new electrical equipment free take back of their old electricals on a like-for-like basis.

Find more information on WEEE recycling, and locate your local recycling centre, at www.recyclenow.com.

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Language Direct Responsibilities

Language Direct has tried to make the descriptions (including all pictures) of the Products as accurate as possible but you should check the dimensions stated on languages-direct.com or contact us for exact sizes.

Language Direct shall insure Ordered Products at their retail value whilst being delivered to you. Please check the delivered Products as soon as possible on receipt as we will not cover any subsequent loss or destruction.

Language Direct will provide its services with reasonable skill and care but does not give any guarantees, warranties or representations in respect of any other person's services.

Because of the nature of the Internet Language Direct provides and maintains languages-direct.com on an "as is", "as available" basis and makes no promise that use of languages-direct.com will be uninterrupted or entirely error free. We are not responsible to you if we are unable to provide our Internet services for any reason beyond our control. Our website contains links to other websites which are not under the control of and are not maintained by us. These links are provided for your convenience only and we are not responsible for the content of those sites.

Except as provided above we can give no other warranties, conditions or other terms, express or implied, statutory or otherwise and all such terms are hereby excluded to the maximum extent permitted by law.

You will be responsible for any breach of these terms by you and if you use languages-direct.com in breach of these terms you will be liable to and will reimburse Language Direct for any loss or damage caused as a result.

These terms above shall not limit any rights you might have as a consumer that may not be excluded under applicable law nor shall they exclude or limit Language Direct's liability for death or personal injury resulting from its negligence nor any fraudulent representation. 

Language Direct will not be liable in any amount for failure to perform any obligation under this agreement if such failure is caused by the occurrence of any unforeseen event beyond its reasonable control including without limitation Internet outages, communications outages, fire, flood, war or act of God.

Please read the instructions, manuals and other user documentation that comes with your Products carefully. Language Direct is not involved in the manufacture of Products and will not advise on their use or operation or the manufacturer's guidelines. You are urged to use all Products safely and in accordance with the manufacturer's guidelines.

These terms do not affect your statutory rights as a consumer which are available to you.

Subject as aforesaid, to the maximum extent permitted by law, Language Direct excludes liability for any loss or damage of any kind howsoever arising, including without limitation any direct, indirect or consequential loss whether or not such arises out of any problem you notify to Language Direct and Language Direct shall have no liability to pay any money by way of compensation, including without limitation all liability in relation to:

  • any incorrect or inaccurate information on languages-direct.com;
  • any interruptions to or delays in updating languages-direct.com;
  • the infringement by any person of any Intellectual Property Rights of any third party caused by their use of languages-direct.com or any Product purchased through languages-direct.com;
  • any loss or damage resulting from your use or the inability to use the .com web site or resulting from unauthorised access to, or alteration of your transmissions or data in circumstances which are beyond our control;
  • any loss of profit, wasted expenditure, corruption or destruction of data or any other loss which does not directly result from something we have done wrong; any amount or kind of loss or damage due to viruses or other malicious software that may infect a user's computer equipment, software, data or other property caused by persons accessing, using or downloading languages-direct.com, or from transmissions via emails or attachments received from Language Direct or its licensees and affiliates;
  • the availability, quality, content or nature of the other sites on the Internet that are owned and operated by third parties ("External Sites") to which languages-direct.com link and web sites located on or through any External Site nor for any transactions involving External Sites (including as to 'cookies', personal data, confidential information, or purchases of domain names or other services). You should contact the site administrator or webmaster for those External Sites if you have any concerns regarding such links, web site or transactions;
  • all representations, warranties, conditions and other terms which but for this notice would have effect.

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General

Language Direct may change or withdraw any part of languages-direct.com, or may refuse you access to the web site at any time if we consider it necessary. 

Language Direct may also terminate this Agreement and immediately remove, cancel or suspend access to and use of languages-direct.com upon breach of any part of these Terms whatsoever.

Termination shall be without prejudice to Language Direct's other rights. 

Language Direct acts as principal on its own account and not as agent for you or any other person.

If Language Direct does not enforce any provision of this agreement such will not be considered a continuing waiver.

In the event that any part of these Terms is held to be unenforceable, such part will at Language Direct's option be construed as far as possible to reflect the parties' intentions and the remainder of the provisions will remain in full force and effect.

These Terms constitute the full agreement between you and Language Direct and may only be amended in writing. They apply to the exclusion of all other terms or conditions of contract proposed.

Since we are principally aiming language direct.com at the UK and EU market, we cannot guarantee that it accords with local laws of any other countries (though we will try to make sure it does).

Use of Languages Direct and these terms are subject to the laws of England and the jurisdiction of the English Courts.

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Contacting Us

If you would like help when Ordering, information about a Product, a request for a Product or if you would just like to provide us with feedback on our service, please email us at info@languages-direct.com.

You can also contact us:

By post at Languages Direct, Spike Island, 133 Cumberland Road, Bristol, BS1 6UX, United Kingdom;

By telephoning +44 117 927 2236 between the office hours of 9am and 5:30pm GMT (or +1.718.535.8703 in North America).

Languages Direct Ltd Registered in England and Wales: 6615930. VAT: 102750358.

D-U-N-S Number : 21-126-5766.

Data Protection No: Z1577437.

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