These terms and conditions (the “Terms”) apply to all purchases made by you through the website under the domain name www.royalacademy.org.uk (the “Website”). Please read these Terms carefully before using the Website. By using the Website, you signify your agreement to be bound by these Terms.
The online shop on this Website is maintained by RA Enterprises Ltd (“RAE”), the trading company of the Royal Academy of Arts. Orders for merchandise and publications are placed with RAE.
RA Enterprises Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales (Registered No. 1666333). RAE’s registered address is Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BD United Kingdom. VAT Registration No. 100 1935 71.
Orders for Membership of The Friends of the Royal Academy of Arts are placed with Friends of the Royal Academy.
Friends of the Royal Academy is a company registered in England and Wales (Registered No. 0129153). Friends of the Royal Academy registered address is Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD. VAT Registration No. 242 1273 01.
Orders for Summer Exhibition Entry Forms are placed with the Royal Academy of Arts.
The Royal Academy of Arts is a registered charity registered in England and Wales (Registered No. 1125383). Royal Academy of Arts registered address is Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD. VAT Registration No. 100 1935 71.
For further information, or in the event of a complaint, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Availability, prices and information
The products on the Website are offered subject to availability.
All prices are in £ sterling, including tax where applicable, and must be paid in full including the delivery charge which is an additional charge. Customers and not RAE are responsible for customs duty and taxes prevailing in their own country.
RAE takes every care to ensure its product descriptions, price, colour and availability are accurate. However, there may be some changes which are beyond RAE’s control and variations are to be expected in handmade products. Sizes are given as a guide only.
RAE will treat each order for goods, which is confirmed when you click on the “Submit order” button on the Check Your Order screen, as an offer by you to purchase the goods and services subject to these Terms. You are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of your order and RAE shall supply you, subject to availability, with the quantity and specification of goods set out in your order. RAE shall confirm each order by e-mail and such confirmation shall be RAE’s acceptance of the contract. Products will be delivered to the address you indicate on the Check Your Order screen. The risk of damage to or loss of the products passes to you at the time of delivery.
You can pay for your order online using American Express, MasterCard, Visa and their debit card alternatives. RAE also accepts Maestro and Switch, but it is unable to accept non-UK Electron. RAE does not retain your card details after processing your payment.
Returns and Damaged Goods
The following state the provisions of the Terms relating to returns and damaged goods. They do not affect any statutory rights that you may have as a consumer.
By law, customers in the EU have the right to withdraw from the purchase of the Goods before you are notified that any of the Goods have been dispatched. In addition, you have the right to cancel your purchase within 14 days of the day after the date your Goods have been delivered (the statutory cooling off period). You must notify RAE of your wish to cancel your purchase (see Refunds and Returns page), complete the Certificate of Authenticity. You must then return the unwanted Goods, unused and with the original packaging within 14 days of notifying RAE of your decision to cancel. RAE will then reimburse you the purchase price within 14 days of receipt of the returned Goods. Please note that unless they are defective, RAE cannot refund or exchange Goods that have been personalised or earrings suitable for pierced ears.
In the unlikely event that your Goods arrive faulty or damaged, please contact the e-commerce team (email@example.com) to arrange the return of these Goods. Please also state the nature of the defect and let RAE know if you would prefer a refund, a replacement, or where possible, a repair. Please note that Goods that are unique cannot be replaced. All faulty or damaged Goods shall be returned in the original packaging with all relevant documentation including the Certificate of Authenticity. Please ensure the correct return postage has been paid. This will also be refunded when you return the Goods to RAE.
RAE recommends that you use a recorded delivery service or obtain a Certificate of Posting, as the parcel remains your responsibility until it reaches RAE. RAE’s returns policy does not affect your statutory rights.
Goods should be returned to RAE at:
Mail Order Dept.
While RAE endeavours to ensure that this Website is normally available 24 hours a day, RAE will not be liable if for any reason this Website is unavailable at any time or for any period.
Access to this Website may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons beyond RAE’s control.
RAE respects your privacy and will use the information you provide to fulfil your order. Your placement of an order is taken as consent to this process. Customer and order data may be used as part of statistical analysis. RAE will give you the option of receiving further information from it, and from other selected organisations, when you make your purchase.
Connected websites that can be accessed via links from this Website are subject to separate terms and conditions. You must therefore read those terms and conditions carefully before using the connected sites.
Links to third party websites on this Website are provided solely for your convenience. If you use these links, you leave this Website. RAE makes no representations as to the security, quality or propriety of any website which may be accessed through this Website and accepts no liability for the content of for any loss or damage caused or alleged to have been caused by the use of or reliance on information contained in such websites or goods or services purchased from them. If you decide to access any of the third party websites linked to this Website, you do so entirely at your own risk.
RAE reserves the right to amend or revise these Terms at any time without notice. Any changes to the Terms apply with immediate effect from the date of publication on the Website. By continuing to use this Website after any changes are made you accept those changes and they are binding on you.
Limitation of liability
RAE’s liability to you is limited to refunding the price of the products as provided for in Clause 5. RAE is not responsible to you to any greater extent and in particular is not liable to you for any indirect or consequential loss (including without limitation financial loss such as loss of profit, or otherwise) that you may incur as a consequence of its failure to comply with these Terms. This clause does not operate to exclude or limit RAE’s liability in respect of death or personal injury caused by its negligence.
Law and jurisdiction
These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any disputes arising in relation to the Website shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.
If you would like further information regarding our products or services, please telephone the RAE Mail Order on +44 (0)20 7300 5841 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Our opening hours are Monday to Friday: 09:30 to 17:00 BST.
These Terms were issued on 5 March 2014