By visiting GigiBrooks.com, you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in the Terms and Conditions. Gigi Brooks Limited website(s) (our "Site" or "Sites") and related services are made available to you pursuant to the following Terms and Conditions. We may modify the Terms and Conditions from time to time, and your continued use of this Site (or any of our other Sites) following such change shall signify your agreement to be bound by the modified Terms and Conditions.
We source our products only from the highest quality suppliers around the world. We ensure that our products comply with the local safety regulations of our manufacturers and suppliers, which are generally (but not limited to) suppliers from the USA and Europe. You acknowledge that you understand that safety standards may differ from one region to another and your continued use of our website means that you accept that our products may not be tested to conform to your local safety standards.
Description of Products
Each product purchased is sold subject to its Product Description. We will take all reasonable care to ensure that all details, descriptions and prices of products appearing on the Site are correct at the time when the relevant information was entered onto the system. Although we aim to keep the Site as up to date as possible, the information, including Product Descriptions, appearing on this Site at a particular time may not always reflect the position at the exact moment you place an order. We will take all reasonable care to ensure product pictures provide as accurate a representation of the product as possible – please note that screen resolutions differ from device to device and although we have made every attempt for colour accuracy, please contact Gigi Brooks Customer Services if you have any questions. Colours may vary and display the product differently, according to your individual device, and Gigi Brooks is not held liable for these differences.
Although every effort is made to ensure that the goods purchased are 100% free of damages and defects, due to the handmade nature of the majority of our products, minor imperfections are to be expected in certain pieces and will not be deemed as defects, or reason for return. For further explanation of this clause, please contact customer services regarding the specific item that you are interested in.
The dimensions given under each product description are provided for your guidance. Before ordering, please ensure that there is adequate room to take the furniture through any doorways and windows, taking note of any restricted passageways, stairs and awkward turns. Please ensure you read through our Delivery, Returns & Exchanges Policy before placing your order if you have concerns regarding access within the property.
With exposure to light and air, cherry wood, maple and oak will mature to a deeper colour. This will be most pronounced in cherry wood, which mellows to a deep copper colour. For this reason objects placed on surfaces could leave 'shadows' when removed. Should this happen, exposure to daylight will eventually darken these paler areas.
Wood is a natural product and each piece will have its own individual characteristics and natural marks. Differences in the grain, texture and colour may be apparent from one piece to another and even within the same product. Due to the handmade nature of most of the furniture on the Gigi Brooks Site, minor imperfections can occur and will not be considered defects or reason for return.
Gigi Brooks offers a wide range of wooden products from different artisans and made using different materials; if you would like to know more about a specific product please contact the Customer Services Team.
Leather is a natural product and each hide will have its own individual characteristics and natural marks. Differences in the grain, texture and colour may be apparent from one hide to another and even within the same hide. Gigi Brooks selects only hides of the highest quality but some marking is inevitable and should be accepted as part of the individual appearance of leather furniture.
Although we make every effort to represent paint colour finishes as accurately as possible there will be variations in colour between paint batches. We recommend that if you desire a matching set of furniture in the exact same paint colour that you order the entire set in one transaction. There will always be subtle differences in hand painted furniture, as this is part of the character and uniqueness of the individual piece. This is not considered a fault or defect. Small nicks, scratches and non-threatening cracks are all part of the look of the piece and are not considered defects.
On point of purchase Gigi Brooks will take full payment in advance of production times (where applicable) and delivery.
All prices are inclusive of VAT (where applicable) at the current rates and are correct at the time of entering the information onto the system. The total cost of your order is the price of the products ordered plus delivery. You confirm that the method of payment that is being used is yours. All credit/debit cardholders are subject to validation checks and authorisation by the card issuer. If the issuer of your payment card refuses to or does not, for any reason, authorise payment to us, we will not be liable for any delay or non-delivery.
Refusal of Transaction
We reserve the right to withdraw any products from this Site at any time and/or remove or edit any materials or content on this Site. We may refuse to process a transaction for any reason or refuse service to anyone at any time at our sole discretion. We will not be liable to you or any third party by reason of our withdrawing any product from this Site whether or not that product has been sold, removing or editing any materials or content on the Site, refusing to process a transaction or unwinding or suspending any transaction after processing has begun. To be eligible to purchase products on this Site and lawfully enter into and form contracts on this Site under English law you must:
• Register by providing accurate information including: your name, phone number, email address, payment details and other requested information
• Be over 18 years of age
• Possess a valid credit or debit card issued by a bank acceptable to us
By making an offer to buy a product, you specifically authorise us to transmit information (including any updated information) or to obtain information about you from third parties from time to time, including but not limited to, your debit or credit card number or credit reports, to authenticate your identity, to validate your credit card, to obtain an initial credit card authorisation and to authorise individual purchase transactions.
Any customs or import duties levied once your parcel reaches your country will be the responsibility of the customer. We have no control over these possible charges and unfortunately cannot predict what they will be.
If charges are levied in your country and you refuse to pay them, you are responsible for the original shipping costs to you, any duties, taxes and/or customs charges that are incurred on the package, and the cost of returning the package. These costs will be subtracted from your merchandise refund and your credit card will be charged accordingly.
We do not guarantee any timescale for parcels arriving to UK or international destinations; we can only give our best estimate of delivery times. Gigi Brooks makes no representation that materials on this Site are appropriate or available for use in other locations, and accessing them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited.
Those who choose to access this Site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.
We accept all major credit and debit cards. All transactions are in GBP UK Pounds Sterling. We provide you with a facility to convert the prices into your currency as a guide; we suggest you check the information you receive from our currency converters with your credit card provider. All rates quoted would be at the exchange rate prevailing at that precise moment, and may not be the exact cost your credit card company will charge. Please contact your card issuer for details on any charges they may make to convert currencies.
Guarantees and Warranties
Gigi Brooks offers guarantees or warranties on certain products found on the Site. Please contact the Customer Services Team to discuss the guarantee on your chosen product.
Defective, Faulty or Damaged Goods
In the highly unlikely event that your order (non-bespoke, bespoke or special order) arrives damaged or faulty please email email@example.com within 24 hours of receipt of goods inclusive of bank holidays and weekends as this email will still be monitored. Although every effort is made to ensure that the goods purchased are 100% free of damages and defects, due to the handmade nature of the majority of our products, minor imperfections are to be expected in certain pieces and will not be deemed as defects, or reason for return. For further explanation of this clause, please contact customer services regarding the specific item that you are interested in.
You will be required to supply evidence in the form of, but not limited to, photographs to corroborate any claims of the outer packaging of the product(s), inner packaging of the product(s) and the product(s) itself. We will endeavour to repair or replace the damaged or faulty goods and require full cooperation from the receiver in order to assist.
Although an extremely rare occurrence, we do not accept any claims for damage caused by the customer.
During the returns process of the item (please see full Delivery, Returns & Exchanges Policy for further details), the contract of sale between Gigi Brooks and the customer is still valid and subject to the Contract Cancellation terms.
We reserve the right to request that any defective, faulty or damaged pieces are returned to the Gigi Brooks premises in their original packaging for testing and repair or replacement if necessary and the costs of return will be met by Gigi Brooks in the first instance in order to process the return of the goods for further inspection. The costs of such return will be deducted from any applicable refund due to the customer if the defect, fault or damage is found to be the result of the customer or the customer's agent's actions. This is including but not limited to incorrect assembly of pieces causing irreparable damage, physical damage (such as scuffs, scratches and dents) caused during home installation and tampering with goods in such a way that they no longer have the same physical appearance or functionality as when they were delivered.
What is VAT?
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NON-BESPOKE & NON-SPECIAL ORDERS;
Order acceptance and the completion of the contract between you and Gigi Brooks will take place on the dispatch of the products ordered by you, unless we have notified you that we do not accept your order or you have cancelled it in accordance with the “Contract Cancellation” section of these terms and conditions. Non-acceptance of an order may be a result of one of the following:
• The product you ordered being unavailable from stock
• The product your ordered carrying an unexpected lead time not already stated at time of purchase
• Our inability to obtain authorisation for your payment
• The identification of a pricing or product description error
• Not meeting the eligibility to order criteria set out in the Terms & Conditions
If there are any problems with your order, you will be contacted by our Customer Services Representatives within 1-2 working days.
We reserve the right to reject any offer to purchase by you at any time. We will take all reasonable care, in so far as it is in our power to do so, to keep the details of your order and payment secure but, in the absence of negligence on our part, we cannot be held liable for any loss you may suffer if a third party gains unauthorised access to any data you provide when accessing or ordering from the Site.
Contract Cancellation - Distance Selling Regulations
You are entitled to cancel this contract if you wish to do so, provided you exercise your right no longer than 14 consecutive days after the day on which you receive your delivery (excluding bespoke orders – please see below). To exercise your right of cancellation you must give written notice to Gigi Brooks via letter or email with full details of your order. Notification by telephone is not sufficient.
If you exercise your right of cancellation after the items have been delivered to you, our Customer Services team will contact you to arrange the suitable return of your order in accordance with our Returns Policy. Gigi Brooks returns collection will be made via FedEx and we will discuss the best day for collection, excluding weekends and holidays, with you. Alternatively, you can choose to return the item via a courier or postal service of your choice. Further, you must take reasonable care to ensure the items are not damaged in the meantime or whilst in transit. Gigi Brooks reserves the right to refuse a refund on the item, or deduct up to 100% of the original selling price from the refund amount if we find that the product has not been returned to us in it’s original and fully resalable condition. Products that fall into the following categories will not be refunded unless they are proven to be faulty;
• Any goods made to a customer's own specifications, made to measure or personalised items (see Bespoke Orders section below)
• Self assembly furniture cannot be returned once assembly is part or fully completed
• Mattresses or mattress toppers, duvets, pillows, personal grooming products, cosmetics and jewellery.
Once the returned item has been received, all undamaged and correctly returned products will be refunded; if the Gigi Brooks return service was used, the refund will be processed less £5.95. If you would like to exchange your order, we will happily process the exchange and ship out the replacement item to you free of charge on our standard delivery service, once we have received £5.95 payment for the return shipping charge.
If you wish to exercise your right to cancel this contract prior to order dispatch, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Customer Services on +44 (0)1507 608 251 immediately. If your order has already been dispatched please follow the procedure set out in Delivery & Returns once it arrives with you.
This does not affect your statutory rights.
BESPOKE OR SPECIAL ORDERS:
Bespoke orders are any orders where the product is made to the individual customer’s own specifications. Special Orders are orders where the product is not stocked and is specifically sourced for the customer's individual order. This includes, but is not limited to, all furniture orders where specific sizes, colours and finishes are requested. In such circumstances reduced cancellation rights apply. Bespoke or special orders are exempt from the Distance Selling Regulations and, once confirmed, orders cannot be cancelled, amended, exchanged or refunded under any circumstances.
Bespoke or Special Orders (including all Furniture) Collection/Delivery
We will offer you the first available date for delivery in your area. This is normally 5 working days for the UK from the date we have contacted you to arrange delivery. International deliveries vary and will be confirmed upon contact with Gigi Brooks' Customer Services. We request that you accept the earliest date offered for delivery.
If the item you have ordered is not in stock and has a lead-time, the 5 working day delivery time scale is not included in this lead-time. We only deliver through a ground floor and go up to a second floor level. We cannot deliver above this level unless there is suitable lift access. If you require a special delivery, any extra charges are to be paid by you, the customer. We sell some large and heavy products that on health and safety grounds require more than a two man delivery - we will call you to advise you of any extra cost involved in delivering before your order is processed.
If we attempt to make a delivery on the delivery date that you have accepted and no one is present to receive the goods, necessitating a repeat delivery, you will incur a repeat delivery charge equal to not less than the original charges that were paid for the aborted delivery. If the original delivery was free of charge, the repeated delivery would be charged at the Gigi Brooks standard chargeable rate that would regularly apply to the size, nature and delivery location for the Goods. This must be paid prior to the redelivery, even if the original delivery was free of charge. This repeat delivery charge will also apply if you cancel an agreed delivery date less than two working days prior to the agreed date. If your goods remain at our warehouse for more than four weeks, during which time you fail to accept delivery/redelivery (despite Gigi Brooks having contacted you to do so), you will incur storage charges of £50 per week for a period of either 6 months or until the storage charges amount to the value of the order, whichever occurs first. We also reserve the right to cancel your order and retain up to 100% of your order value.
The Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and you irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.
The Registered Company address of Gigi Brooks Ltd is:
Company registration number: 8123381
VAT registration number: GB144653020
Telephone number: +44 (0) 1507 608251
Contact e-mail address: email@example.com
Office opening hours: Monday – Friday; 9am – 5:30pm (excluding UK bank holidays)
Additional Terms and Conditions
Newsletter Sign-Up 5% Discount Code
Administering of Discount
Once you have entered a valid e-mail address into the Gigi Brooks newsletter sign-up form, you will be sent an e-mail providing the discount code to be redeemed on the Gigi Brooks Site.
Use of Discount
Discount applies to all items listed on the Gigi Brooks website only. Our normal terms and conditions apply to all orders. This discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotions. This code can only be used once per customer. The 5% discount is applicable to products only and will not apply to shipping. This code can only be used by customers who sign up to receive the Gigi Brooks newsletter.
Gigi Brooks reserves the right to cancel this offer at any time, for any reason and without prior notification.
Gigi Brooks' Stock Clearance Event - 23rd July 2016
We are proud to support Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity which exists to help rebuild and refurbish Great Ormond Street Hospital, buy vital equipment and fund research to pioneer new treatments and cures for childhood illness. To donate please visit www.gosh.org