The Wine Library
43, Trinity Square
London EC3N 4DJ

t: +44 (0) 20 7481 0415

e: info@winelibrary.co.uk

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Terms and Conditions

Use by you of the website operated by Wine Library at www.winelibrary.co.uk is conditional upon your acceptance of these Terms & Conditions set out below, All references to “our”, “us”, “we” or “company” within this policy are deemed to refer to The Wine Library ,London EC3N 4DJ. No other terms and conditions shall apply in respect of the purchase of such Wine unless expressly accepted in writing by The Wine Library.

1. AVAILABILITY: All products are sold subject to availability. If for any reason we are unable to complete your order, we will notify you as soon as possible.

2. PRICES: The prices shown are per bottle inclusive of VAT @17.5% in UK pounds stirling and are subject to currency and market changes and alterations in duty and VAT. Goods will be invoiced at the prices current at the date of delivery. All orders are subject to final confirmation and can only be cancelled before the products have been dispatched from The Wine Library. (please see our returns policy below) We reserve the right to amend price and availability information without notice. If, by mistake, we have under-priced an item, we are not liable to supply that item to you at the incorrect price, provided that we alert you before shipping the item. The price of the items does not include the Delivery Charge which will be charged at the rates applicable at the date you place your order. There is NO minimum purchase.

3. PAYMENT: Your order will have only been accepted and the contract between you and The Wine Library will have been created once the products have been shipped to you All goods must be paid for in full before delivery will be made. You can pay for products purchased from The Wine Library by using any of the following cards: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Visa Delta, Visa Electron, Maestro and Solo. If paying by cheque, please allow 5 working days for this to clear before delivery can be made. Cheques will only be accepted with a valid cheque guarantee card number written on the reverse, along with the expiry date and issue number.

4. RISK AND PROPERTY: The property in all goods delivered by the seller shall remain the property of the seller until the seller has received in cash or cleared fund payment in full for such goods, but the risk in such goods shall pass to the buyer upon delivery. All products on this web site are offered subject to availability and remain the property of The Wine Library until payment is received in full.

5. CANCELLATION: You may cancel your order for any reason whatsoever within 7 working days of receipt of goods provided ALL OF THE BOTTLES ARE UNOPENED AND INTACT. A refund or credit excluding return postage and packaging will be given within 30 days from the date you notify us of the cancellation. In order to cancel your order you must notify us in writing to the Manager, The Wine Library 43 Trinity Square London EC3N 4DJ or by email to info@winelibary.co.uk.

6. VINTAGE AND AVAILABILITY: We will always try to ensure that wines are of the vintages quoted on our list, however if one vintage becomes exhausted, we will inform you if you wish to have the next available vintage.

If a particular product that is ordered is out of stock, you will be advised as to when the goods are likely to be dispatched. An alternative product may be offered and we will confirm details before dispatching.

7. DELIVERY: The Wine Library uses a reliable courier service and offers a next working day delivery (Monday-Friday) service. All next working day orders must be received by 12.00 pm so that we can process them for delivery for the following day Whilst every effort is made to meet next day delivery requests, on occasions the couriers fail to meet this service, sometimes due to remote area deliveries or where addresses are unable to be found. Please note that orders cannot be left unless the carrier can obtain a signature or we have detailed instructions of where the consignment can be left (please use the "special delivery instructions" box). If unable to deliver, the carrier will leave a card with a phone number so another delivery day can be arranged.

We cannot be held responsible for incorrect delivery information provided by customers. If an address or post code is wrong and we have to redirect the parcel to an alternative address, any new delievery charges will be charged to your credit card.

8 . BREAKAGES & SHORTAGES: If there are breakages we will refund the cost of the broken bottles to your credit card or send replacement bottles. We will refund any item that is received broken. PLEASE BE CERTAIN TO CHECK THE NUMBER OF PARCELS YOU ARE SIGNING FOR - WE CANNOT REPLACE WINES THAT HAVE BEEN SIGNED FOR BUT NOT ACTUALLY RECEIVED. Each consignment of goods should be carefully checked upon delivery to make sure that it is intact and in full. Claims for breakages will only be accepted if we are notified within 48 hours of delivery and the damaged products and their packaging are kept for inspection. The courier must be informed of breakages or shortages at the time of delivery. We will not accept any claims for breakages or shortages unless they are stated on the courier’s documentation. Important Notice: Upon Delivery Although the courier should advise us if there are any breakages, it's still very important that you let us know as soon as possible of any stock damage once received so we can investigate with the delivery operator and source replacement wine for you. As you can appreciate to prevent fraudulent damage claims we need to be made aware of damage immediately, thus we must be notified via e-mail or phone within 48 hrs.

9. RETURNS: When a wine is corked or faulty we will gladly offer a replacement or credit on the return to The Wine Library of the bottle in question. Where a wine does not correspond to your own personal taste one of our wine advisers will offer an alternative to any returns.

For any further information please contact the manager at info@winelibrary.co.uk or on +44 207 481 0415.
For those unable to come in to our shop, we are still happy to accept returns when agreed before hand.

We will provide a full refund of any products that are faulty. We may require faulty products to be returned to us. We will arrange this as necessary. This does not affect your statutory rights.

10. DATA PROTECTION ACT: To comply with the Data Protection Act 1984, we are required to inform you that we have recorded your name and address on our computer. This will not be given to third parties. Data protection law gives you the right to access information held about you and your right to access can be exercised in accordance with that legislation. We will use your email address to send you various offers should you no longer wish to receive emails you can unsubscribe by clicking on the notice at the bottom of the message.

11. LEGAL NOTICE FOR THE UK: It is illegal for anyone under the age of 18 years to purchase alcoholic beverages in the UK. Orders are not accepted from persons under the age of 18 years old. By placing an order you are making a representation that you are at least 18 years old. We can only deliver alcohol to persons over the age of 18 in UK and Europe. By placing an order you agree to these conditions.

12. TRADING HOURS: The Wine Library operates the following hours and we can only process payment for orders during opening hours:

Monday 10.00am - 6.00pm GMT
Tuesday to Friday 10.00am - 8.00pm GMT

You can, of course, order outside these hours via the secure website. Any order received outside these times will be processed in the next time period.

13. PRODUCT INFORMATION: We endeavour to advertise our products correctly. However we cannot guarantee the accuracy of information provided on our website about products, such as photographs, images, and descriptions of the products. Vintage years specified for wines and spirits may also be incorrect as we deplete the limited supply for any vintage year. We constantly update the website with the correct vintages, however, as and when stocks of older vintages are exhausted.

14. CUSTOMER SERVICES: If you have any order-related queries, please email us at info@winelibrary.co.uk. We aim to respond to all e-mails within 24 hours.

15. STATUTORY RIGHTS: These terms and conditions do not affect your statutory rights as a consumer. The Wine Library, however, assumes no liability or responsibility for any typographical or other errors or omissions in the content of this site.

16. PRIVACY AND SECURITY: We respect your privacy. While you are browsing the website, and during the order process we collect information and personal data from you. We will only use this information to process your orders. All information you provide is strictly confidential.

17. DISCLAIMER: To the fullest extent permitted at law, The Wine Library provides this web site and its contents on an “as is” basis and makes no (and expressly disowns all) representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, with respect to this web site or the information, content, materials or products included in this site including, without limitation, warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Additionally, The Wine Library does not represent or warrant that the information accessible via this web site is accurate, complete or current. Price and availability information is subject to change without notice. These Terms and Conditions are governed and construed in accordance with English law and we submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts to determine any disputes which may arise in connection with them.