Terms & Conditions
Welcome to the thelittleblueowl.co.uk website terms and conditions of use. Please read these carefully as they affect your rights and liabilities under the law and set out the terms under which webury.com makes items available to you via www.thelittleblueowl.co.uk and its microsites.
We are registered in England and Wales under Company No: 09580076 and have our registered office at 4 The Sheepcote, Lumber Lane, Lugwardine, Hereford, HR1 4AG. Our main trading address is The Barn, Upper Brockington, Bredenbury, Bromyard, Herefordshire, HR7 4TH.
We recommend you revisit these pages regularly to be kept informed of any changes to our terms and conditions, as we reserve the right to change and update them from time to time.
1. Use of this website
Materials on this website are displayed solely for the purposes of promoting The Little Blue Owl's range of products and services. All rights including copyrights are owned by The Little Blue Owl Ltd.
The Little Blue Owl cannot guarantee that your use of the website will not cause damage to your computer, it is your responsibility to ensure you have the right equipment to use our websites safely and to screen out anything that may damage or harm your computer.
As an online retailer our main method of communication is via email, therefore we would ask that you ensure you add our domain thelittleblueowl.co.uk to your “safe senders” list, as it is quite possible that our emails may go into your Junk or Spam, and we have no control over this.
We have placed links on our website to other sites you may like to visit at your discretion. We do not have any control over any third party sites and their content.
Unauthorised use of these websites may result in a damages claim and/or be a criminal offence.
1.1 Accuracy of content
We reserve the right to modify or withdraw temporarily or permanently this website or microsites (or any part thereof) with or without notice.
We make every effort to describe and show items as accurately as possible; despite this, slight variations in items may occur. The colour of goods might therefore vary slightly from that shown on the website, and due to limitations of browser software and monitors.
Accessories supplied to co-ordinate with the main product may differ in shade; this is normally caused by the manufacturing process and is not a fault.
If by mistake we have under-priced an item we shall not be liable to supply that item to you at the stated price, provided that we notify you before we despatch the item to you. In those circumstances we shall notify the correct price to you, so you can decide whether or not you wish to order the item at that price.
All prices shown are pounds sterling and inclusive of V.A.T. at the current rate.
If there is anything which you do not understand or if you wish to obtain further information please contact our customer services (Tel: 01885 448118 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
2. Making a Purchase
Shopping with The Little Blue Owl is easy:
2.1 Stock Availability
We strive to ensure that we have adequate stock of all items and that stock levels shown on this website are current. At certain times some items may however be out of stock, and although we always try to get stock replenished, this is not always possible. In order to ensure an item is in stock we recommend phoning our customer services to check 01885 448118. In some circumstances we may be out of stock at the time of dispatch and we will notify you accordingly.
2.2 Purchasing online
Upon entering the checkout you will be asked for the cardholder's name and address, and delivery details, if these are different. You warrant the personal information which you are required to provide as a customer is true, accurate, current and complete in all respects. You agree not to impersonate any other person or entity or to use a false name, or a name that you are not authorized to use.
You will then be passed to our payment service provider, where you will be required to enter your payment information. The webury.com group's payment service provider is "Barclaycard Secure ePayments". Please note you do not have to bank with Barclays to use this service. - you will notice your browser will now display https:// and a padlock symbol will be shown in the lower left hand corner indicating a secure area for your sensitive information.
We accept PayPal, Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, Visa Debit and Amex.
2.3 Trouble placing an order online
We do have anti-fraud measures in place that may automatically fail any credit or debit card. If your transaction has failed, please try the following:
- Make sure there are no spaces in the credit card number
- Check you have entered the correct expiry date
- Ensure you have entered the 3 digit card security code from the back of your card (Amex users this is the four digit number on the front)
- Check you have typed in your address / postcode as it appears on your statements
If you are still experiencing problems please call us and we can take the details and process the order manually.
We may have to contact you once you have completed your order online as we have secondary anti-fraud measures in place, which flag up anything unusual with the payment details (e.g. incorrect postcode etc.) We appreciate whilst this can be frustrating it is paramount in reducing online fraud, thus benefiting both parties.
We shall contact you by email outlining the problem and requesting that you contact us so your order can be processed. We shall always include your order number upon contacting you, so you know this is not a "phishing" email.
2.4 Purchasing by phone
If you prefer to place an order by phone, please contact us and we shall be happy to help – Telephone 01885 448118. For ease and speed please have all your details to hand - product reference, delivery details, payment method etc.
Your order is an offer to buy from us, nothing we do or say will amount to any acceptance of that offer, until we actually dispatch an item to you, at which point a contract will be made between us. At any point until then we may decline to supply an item to you, upon which we shall contact you and advise you.
We shall take all reasonable care 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 procures unauthorized access to any data you provide when contacting us.
Non-acceptance of an order may be a result of one of the following:
- The product you ordered being out of stock
- We are unable to obtain authorisation of your payment
- The identification of a pricing or description error
However we are not obliged to give a reason for declining an order.
Please note that all payments are handled by The Little Blue Owl Ltd and The Little Blue Owl Ltd will appear on any bank statements rather than the individual site that you purchased from. E.g order from Elbelle UK, payment processed by The Little Blue Owl Ltd.
If for any other reason beyond our control we are unable to supply a particular item, we shall not be liable to you except to ensure that you are not charged for that item.
Under the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations you have a statutory right to cancel your order and receive a full refund (delivery up to standard rate only) - except Special Orders as noted below . You may cancel your order up to and including the seventh day after receipt of the item(s)
If you wish to cancel your contract you should notify us in writing either by letter (The Little Blue Owl Ltd, The Barn, Upper Brockington, Bredenbury, Bromyard, Herefordshire, HR7 4TH) or by email to email@example.com (Cancellations must be sent to this email address and not to any individual within the company). Items are returned at your cost.
If you wish to change your order prior to dispatch please contact Customer Services on 01885 448118 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Orders - we may be able to supply relevant/associated items which are not available to order on our web sites; in this instance if you then wish to cancel/return the item there will be a 20% handling charge, made to you.
We currently offer three UK mainland delivery options, please note the estimated delivery times assumes the item is in stock. We endeavour to dispatch your order within 24hrs but please allow up to 28 days for delivery, unless advised otherwise.
"One Hour Delivery Window"
Any one of our (ex International) methods of shipment may be delivered with Interlink Express. Interlink Express have introduced a new "one hour delivery window" which works as follows:
- An email or text will be sent confirming the dispatch of your order and the due date for delivery
- On the day of dispatch a second email or text notification will be sent advising you of a one hour delivery window. This is normally accurate, however cannot be guaranteed, due to unusual circumstances.
- If the day of delivery is not convenient you can easily reply to the email or text to liaise with Interlink Express for an alternative delivery day which may be more convenient.
When you purchase an item, an option is given to have the goods delivered to a different address to that of the cardholder. This can be used to deliver goods to work or friends etc.
3.1 UK Standard Delivery £3.95 - up to 5 working days
UK standard deliveries are typically charged at £3.95 however in special circumstances, delivery may be less. These are products such as gift wrap and greetings cards and carry a delivery charge of £0.95. All standard deliveries are sent using Royal Mail or Interlink Express and may take up to 5 days.
3.2 Click and Collect £0.00
For your convenience it is possible to collect your order from either our offices or our shop within Willow & Wells. Please select this option at checkout. Where possible it would be appreciated if you could advise us of a suitable day and time that you wish to collect your order.
3.3 UK Mainland Next Day Delivery £6.50
We use two methods of shipment for next day delivery depending on the item. The first is Royal Mail Special Delivery, which should be delivered before 1pm Monday-Friday (excluding Bank Holidays).
The second method is Interlink Express and delivery will take place between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday (sexcluding Bank Holidays).
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS APPLY FOR NEXT DAY DELIVERY:
1. Orders must reach our office by 12 noon the preceding day. Orders received after 12 noon may still be eligible for next day delivery although this is not always possible.
2. Orders received between 12 noon on Thursdays and 12 noon on Fridays will be delivered on the following Monday. Orders received after 12 noon on Friday, or on Saturday or Sunday will be delivered on the following Tuesday.
3. We endeavour to stock all products, however at busy times of the year and occasionally due to suppliers, there may be times when we are out of stock of a product and we shall advise you accordingly.
4. All deliveries must be signed for by an adult over 18 years of age. If there is no one at the address the carriers will attempt delivery to a neighbour and obtain a signature - a card will be left at your address stating where the parcel has been left.
5. Parcels can be left safe without a signature in a safe place, if requested, but from this point you the customer are liable for the goods and our carriers and webury.com will no longer be responsible.
6. Next day delivery is only available in mainland UK.
We cannot guarantee next day delivery however we will endeavour to reach this target and rarely experience any difficulties. In the event an item is not delivered we shall not be liable to refund the delivery charges.
3.4 UK Mainland Saturday Delivery £25.00
This service is available on orders placed Monday-Friday before 12 noon for delivery on the following Saturday. Your order will be delivered with either Royal Mail or Interlink Express between 9am-5pm and will require a signature.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS APPLY FOR SATURDAY DELIVERY:
1. Orders must reach our office by 12 noon the preceding day. Orders received after 12 noon may still be eligible for next day delivery although this is not always possible.
2. We endeavour to stock all products, however at busy times of the year and occasionally due to suppliers, there may be times when we are out of stock of a product and we shall advise you accordingly.
3. All deliveries must be signed for by an adult over 18 years of age. If there is no one at the address the carriers will attempt delivery to a neighbour and obtain a signature - a card will be left at your address stating where the parcel has been left. If it is not possible to do this the parcel will be returned to your local branch for collection by you. A second working day delivery attempt is available upon your contacting the carrier within 5 working days of receiving the card and arranging this, after this the parcel will be returned to webury.com.
4. Parcels can be left safe without a signature in a safe place, if requested, but from this point you the customer are liable for the goods and our carriers and webury.com will no longer be responsible.
5. Saturday delivery is only available in mainland UK.
All carrier deliveries will require a signature unless we are requested to leave the parcel safe - in this instance as soon as the driver has left the parcel it becomes your responsibility and we are not liable for either damage or missing parcels.
3.6 Applicable to all U.K. deliveries
If there is no one at the address the carriers will attempt delivery to a neighbour and obtain a signature - a card will be left at your address stating where the parcel has been left. If you do not want your parcel left with a neighbour please leave a signed note explaining where the delivery may be left - Interlink Express will take the note as authorisation and the delivery will be left where requested. This is done at your own risk. If it is not possible to do this, the parcel will be returned to your local branch for collection by you. A second delivery attempt is available upon your contacting the carrier within 5 working days of receiving the card and arranging this, after this the parcel will be returned to webury.com, where a subsequent redelivery will be chargeable to you.
3.7 International Deliveries*
International shipping costs are provided as an estimate only, In the majority of cases the price illustrated below is correct. However, due to some destinations and the weight of some goods, this may vary - in this instance we shall contact you with a quote prior to dispatch.
The prices quoted on our website include VAT at the current rate. If the order is being dispatched to a non-E.C. country then the VAT can be deducted, the checkout will automatically calculate the total according to the destination. Responsibility for local taxes and duties on orders sent VAT free, lie with you the customer.
The international shipping costs are calculated according to the value and destination of your goods and will be calculated at the final checkout.
* We reserve the right to quote a higher delivery charge for orders containing unusually bulky or heavy items.
3.8 Short delivered/damaged goods
Notification of goods short delivered or damaged in transit must be received by us in writing within 3 days of delivery. Failure to comply with these instructions may invalidate subsequent claims.
3.9 Part orders
Should we be unable to fulfill all of your order, we shall dispatch items currently available and the balance of your order will follow as soon as stock has been received.
Only one delivery charge is applicable for part orders - we shall only debit your card for items actually dispatched. If you would prefer to receive all items in one delivery please notify us at the time of placing your order. In exceptional circumstances there may be times when we are unable to fulfill your backorders i.e. if a supplier withdraws a product without prior notification. In this situation the goods already received are only eligible for a refund if unused and returned in a saleable condition (with original labels and packaging intact) as stated in our returns policy.
We cannot guarantee to fulfill backorders although we rarely experience such problems.
3.10 Gift Wrapping Service £3.50
The Little Blue Owl’s chosen charity for the "Gift Wrapping Campaign" is The Midlands Air Ambulance Charity - we are rurally based with a passion for the countryside, and acutely aware of how vital this service is. As such, we are proud to support them, with your help.
If you would like your order gift-wrapped and a hand-written tag attached it is no problem.... simply select this option at the Checkout. The Little Blue Owl donates £2.50 to The Midlands Air Ambulance for each order
Please be advised; During the Christmas period we aim to achieve standard delivery within 5 days. However, if you have requested our charitable gift-wrapping service this may extend to 7-10 working days. We shall of course endeavour to deliver your goods as soon as possible.
All items in each order will be gift wrapped in one parcel. Alternatively if you would like items individually gift wrapped please contact customer services.
If you return the item(s) the cost of the gift wrapping service is non-refundable.
We do not pre-screen messages, but may monitor content from time to time for the purpose of guarding against unlawful or inappropriate gift messages and we have the right to refuse to send gift messages. In this instance your item will be just gift wrapped.
We attempt to deliver as quickly as we can, but in busy times it could take up to 10 working days to receive your order. Free standard delivery on all orders over £50, or Next Day courier delivery is £6.50 (orders must be placed before 12pm)
4.2 Discounted Prices
Our January sale prices are valid until the last day of January – after this date some items may remain on sale and some will revert back to full price. Previous purchases are not eligible for this offer, and no price adjustments will be made on previous purchases.
4.3 Discount Voucher and Promotion Code
Discount vouchers, codes and offers cannot be used on sale products, unless specified.
If you wish to return any sale items for a refund or exchange please do so within 28 days. We do not offer a free returns service with sale items, (Our Free Returns service is NOT available on any sale purchases) the cost of the return is down to the customer. When returning any items, we recommend that you use a recorded delivery service with a suitable level of insurance.
We do ask all products are returned to us within 28 days of receipt, in a saleable condition.
- You are required to take reasonable care of items.
- All returns must be in their original condition with the labels attached and in the original packaging. (Goods which are not returned in a saleable condition may be refused a refund or exchange or may incur a handling/cleaning fee. Some of our items pick up dust/fluff/pet hair very easily - please ensure they are kept and folded in a clean environment).
All orders are subject to acceptance under The Little Blue Owl’s standard terms and conditions.
4.5 Christmas Returns Period
We appreciate that gifts are purchased a long time in advance of Christmas and because of this we offer an extended Christmas returns period.
The extended Christmas returns is applicable on all orders placed from 1st November. We have extended our returns policy; all returned goods must be received by January 11th 2016.