Terms of Sale

Our terms of sale are below. For website terms of use please see Terms of Use.

These Terms of Sale, together with any and all other documents referred to herein, set out the terms under which Goods are sold by Us to consumers through this website, www.wormsdirectuk.co.uk (“Our Site”). Please read these Terms of Sale carefully and ensure that you understand them before ordering any Goods from Our Site. You will be required to read and accept these Terms of Sale when ordering Goods. If you do not agree to comply with and be bound by these Terms of Sale, you will not be able to order Goods through Our Site. These Terms of Sale, as well as any and all Contracts are in the English language only.

  1. Definitions and Interpretation

    1. In these Terms of Sale, unless the context otherwise requires, the following expressions have the following meanings:

      “Contract”
      means a contract for the purchase and sale of Goods, as explained in Clause 8;
      “Goods”
      means the goods sold by Us through Our Site, including Goods that are perishable in nature such as live creatures;
      “Order”
      means your order for Goods;
      “Order Confirmation”
      means our acceptance and confirmation of your Order;
      “Order Number”
      means the reference number for your Order; and
      “We/Us/Our”
      means Worms Direct of Drylands Nursery, Ulting, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6QS.
  2. Information About Us

    1. Our Site, www.wormsdirectuk.co.uk, is owned and operated by Worms Direct of Drylands Nursery, Ulting, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6QS.

    2. Contact us by telephone 01245 381933, or email sales@wormsdirect.co.uk.

  3. Access to and Use of Our Site

    1. Access to Our Site is free of charge.

    2. It is your responsibility to make any and all arrangements necessary in order to access Our Site.

    3. Access to Our Site is provided “as is” and on an “as available” basis. We may alter, suspend or discontinue Our Site (or any part of it) at any time and without notice. We will not be liable to you in any way if Our Site (or any part of it) is unavailable at any time and for any period.

    4. Use of Our Site is subject to our Website Terms of Use https://www.wormsdirectuk.co.uk/help-contact/terms-of-use. Please ensure that you have read them carefully and that you understand them.

  4. Age Restrictions

    1. Consumers may only purchase Goods through Our Site if they are at least 13 years of age.

  5. Business Customers

    1. These Terms of Sale do not apply to customers purchasing Goods in the course of business. If you are a business customer, please consult our Business Terms of Sale (available on request).

  6. International Customers

    1. Please note that We only sell to customers in the United Kingdom. We do not accept orders from, or deliver to, customers outside the United Kingdom.

  7. Goods, Pricing and Availability

    1. We make all reasonable efforts to ensure that all descriptions and graphical representations of Goods available from Us correspond to the actual Goods. Please note, however, the following:

      1. Images of Goods are for illustrative purposes only. There may be slight variations in colour between the image of a product and the actual product sold due to differences in computer displays and lighting conditions;

      2. Images and/or descriptions of packaging are for illustrative purposes only, the actual packaging of Goods may vary; and

      3. Due to the nature of the Goods sold through Our Site, there may be a variance in the size, of those Goods between the actual Goods and the description.

    2. Please note that sub-Clause 7.1 does not exclude Our responsibility for mistakes due to negligence on Our part and refers only to minor variations of the correct Goods, not to different Goods altogether. Please refer to Clause 11 if you receive incorrect Goods (i.e. Goods that are not as described).

    3. Where appropriate, you may be required to select the required size, weight, number, of the Goods that you are purchasing.

    4. We cannot guarantee that Goods will always be available. Stock indications are not provided on Our Site.

    5. Minor changes may, from time to time, be made to certain Goods between your Order being placed and Us processing that Order and dispatching the Goods, for example, to reflect changes in relevant laws and regulatory requirements, or to address particular technical or security issues. Any such changes will not change any main characteristics of the Goods and will not normally affect your use of those Goods. However, if any change is made that would affect your use of the Goods, suitable information will be provided to you.

    6. We make all reasonable efforts to ensure that all prices shown on Our Site are correct at the time of going online. We reserve the right to change prices and to add, alter, or remove special offers from time to time and as necessary. Changes in price will not affect any order that you have already placed.

    7. All prices are checked by Us before We accept your Order. In the unlikely event that We have shown incorrect pricing information, We will contact you in writing to inform you of the mistake. If the correct price is lower than that shown when you made your Order, we will simply charge you the lower amount and continue processing your Order. If the correct price is higher, We will give you the option to purchase the Goods at the correct price or to cancel your Order (or the affected part of it). We will not proceed with processing your Order in this case until you respond. If We do not receive a response from you within 14 days, We will treat your Order as cancelled and notify you of this in writing.

    8. In the event that the price of Goods you have ordered changes between your Order being placed and Us processing that Order and taking payment, you will be charged the price shown on Our Site at the time of placing your Order.

    9. Delivery charges are included in the price of Goods displayed on Our Site, and provides a standard delivery service. Delivery service may be upgraded for an additional charge. Delivery options and related charges will be presented to you as part of the order process.

  8. Orders – How Contracts Are Formed

    1. Our Site will guide you through the ordering process. Before submitting your Order you will be given the opportunity to review your Order and amend it. Please ensure that you have checked your Order carefully before submitting it.

    2. If, during the order process, you provide Us with incorrect or incomplete information, please contact Us as soon as possible. If We are unable to process your Order due to incorrect or incomplete information, We will contact you to ask to correct it. If you do not give us the accurate or complete information within a reasonable time of Our request, We will cancel your Order and treat the Contract as being at an end. If We incur any costs as a result of your incorrect or incomplete information, We may pass those costs on to you.

    3. No part of Our Site constitutes a contractual offer capable of acceptance. Your Order constitutes a contractual offer that We may, at Our sole discretion, accept. Our acceptance is indicated by Us sending you an Order Confirmation by email. Only once We have sent you an Order Confirmation will there be a legally binding Contract between Us and you.

    4. Order Confirmations shall contain the following information:

      1. Your Order Number;

      2. Confirmation of the Goods ordered including full details of the main characteristics of those Goods;

      3. Fully itemised pricing for the Goods ordered including, where appropriate, taxes, delivery and other additional charges;

      4. Estimated dispatch or delivery date(s).

    5. We will also include a paper copy of the Order Confirmation with your Goods.

    6. In the unlikely event that We do not accept or cannot fulfil your Order for any reason, We will explain why in writing by email. No payment will be taken under normal circumstances. If We have taken payment any such sums will be refunded to you as soon as possible and in any event within 14 days.

    7. Any refunds due under this Clause 8 will be made using the same payment method that you used when ordering the Goods.

  9. Payment

    1. Payment for Goods and related delivery charges must always be made in advance and you will be prompted to pay during the order process. Your chosen payment method will not be charged until We dispatch your Goods.

    2. We accept the following methods of payment on Our Site:

      1. Paypal

      2. Major credit and debit cards;

  10. Delivery, Risk and Ownership

    1. All Goods purchased through Our Site will normally be delivered within 7 calendar days after the date of Our Order Confirmation unless otherwise agreed or specified during the Order process (subject to delays caused by events outside of Our control, for which see Clause 14).

    2. If We are unable to deliver the Goods on the delivery date, the following will apply:

      1. If no one is available at your delivery address to receive the Goods and the Goods cannot be posted through your letterbox or left in a suitable place nominated by you, Our delivery contractor will leave a note explaining how to rearrange delivery or where to collect the Goods;

      2. Due to the perishable nature of the Goods, if you do not collect the Goods or rearrange delivery within 2 days,We will not accept liability for deterioration in quality of the Goods, or accept responsibility for any loss or damage suffered.

      3. If you do not collect the Goods and they are returned to us by Our delivery contractor, we reserve the right to dispose of the Goods without any liability or notice to you.

    3. In the unlikely event that We fail to deliver the Goods within 7 calendar days of Our Order Confirmation (or as otherwise agreed or specified as under sub-Clause 10.1), if any of the following apply you may treat the Contract as being at an end immediately:

      1. We have refused to deliver your Goods; or

      2. In light of all relevant circumstances, delivery within that time period was essential; or

      3. You told Us when ordering the Goods that delivery within that time period was essential.

    4. If you do not wish to cancel under sub-Clause 10.3 or if none of the specified circumstances apply, you may specify a new (reasonable) delivery date. If We fail to meet the new deadline, you may then treat the Contract as being at an end.

    5. You may cancel all or part of your Order under sub-Clauses 10.3 or 10.4 provided that separating the Goods in your Order would not significantly reduce their value. Any sums that you have already paid for cancelled Goods and their delivery will be refunded to you within 14 days. Please note that if any cancelled Goods are delivered to you, you must return them to Us or arrange with Us for their collection. In either case, We will bear the cost of returning the cancelled Goods.

    6. Delivery shall be deemed complete and the responsibility for the Goods will pass to you once We have delivered the Goods to the address including, where relevant, any location you requested the delivery be left, or alternative address you provided.

    7. If you requested Goods to be left in a location at your address, due to the perishable nature of the Goods, that location must be environmentally suitable, i.e. out of direct sunlight and avoiding freezing or high temperatures.

    8. Ownership of the Goods passes to you once we have received payment in full of all sums due (including any applicable delivery charges).

    9. Any refunds due under this Clause 10 will be made using the same payment method that you used when ordering the Goods.

  11. Problems with Goods

    1. By law, We must provide goods that are of satisfactory quality, fit for purpose, as described at the time of purchase, in accordance with any pre-contract information We have provided, and that match any samples or models that you have seen or examined (unless We have made you aware of any differences).

    2. If any Goods you have purchased do not comply as stated above and, for example, are damaged when you receive them, or if you receive incorrect (or incorrectly priced) Goods, please contact Us as soon as reasonably possible and in any event within 2 days to inform Us of the problem, and to arrange for a refund or replacement.

    3. Please note that you will not be eligible to claim under this Clause 11:

      1. if We informed you of the fault(s), damage or other problems with the Goods before you purchased them (and it is because of the same issue that you now wish to return them);

      2. if you have purchased the Goods for an unsuitable purpose that is neither obvious nor made known to Us and the problem has resulted from your use of the Goods for that purpose;

      3. if the problem is the result of normal wear and tear, misuse or intentional or careless damage;

      4. if Goods were delivered and left at a location you requested;

      5. or you failed to collect Goods under sub-Clause 10.2.

      Please also note that you may not return Goods to Us under this Clause 11 merely because you have changed your mind. Please refer to Clause 12 for more details.

    4. To return Goods to Us for any reason under this Clause 11, please contact Us to arrange for a collection and return. We will be fully responsible for the costs of returning Goods under this Clause 11 and will reimburse you where appropriate.

    5. Refunds (whether full or partial, including reductions in price) under this Clause 11 will be issued within 14 calendar days of the day on which We agree that you are entitled to the refund.

    6. Any and all refunds issued under this Clause 11 will include all delivery costs paid by you when the Goods were originally purchased.

    7. Refunds under this Clause 11 will be made using the same payment method that you used when ordering the Goods.

    8. For further information on your rights as a consumer, please contact your local Citizens’ Advice Bureau or Trading Standards Office.

  12. Cancellations

    1. You may cancel an Order (and receive a full refund of any sums already paid) at any time before we dispatch your Goods by contacting us. Orders cannot be cancelled once they have been dispatched.

    2. To contact Us directly to cancel, please use the following details:

      Telephone: 01245 381933;

      In each case, providing Us with your name, address, email address, telephone number, and Order Number.

    3. We may ask you why you have chosen to cancel and may use any answers you provide to improve Our products and services, however please note that you are under no obligation to provide any details if you do not wish to.

    4. Please note that, due to the perishable nature of the Goods that we sell, you will not have a right to cancel under the 14 day “cooling-off” period given to EU consumers under the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013. You may cancel after receiving Goods if there is a problem with them, as set out in Clause 11, but you cannot cancel merely because you have changed your mind.

    5. Any refunds due under this Clause 12 will be issued to you within 14 calendar days of the day on which you inform Us that you wish to cancel your Order.

    6. Refunds under this Clause 12 will be made using the same payment method that you used when ordering the Goods.

  13. Our Liability to Consumers

    1. We will be responsible for any foreseeable loss or damage that you may suffer as a result of Our breach of these Terms of Sale (or the Contract) or as a result of Our negligence. Loss or damage is foreseeable if it is an obvious consequence of Our breach or negligence or if it is contemplated by you and Us when the Contract is created. We will not be responsible for any loss or damage that is not foreseeable.

    2. We only supply goods for domestic and private use by consumers. We make no warranty or representation that the Goods are fit for commercial, business or industrial use of any kind (including resale). We will not be liable to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, interruption to business, or for any loss of business opportunity.

    3. Nothing in these Terms of Sale seeks to limit or exclude Our liability for death or personal injury caused by Our negligence (including that of Our employees, agents or sub-contractors); or for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.

    4. Nothing in these Terms of Sale seeks to exclude or limit your legal rights as a consumer. For more details of your legal rights, please refer to your local Citizens Advice Bureau or Trading Standards Office.

  14. Events Outside of Our Control (Force Majeure)

    1. We will not be liable for any failure or delay in performing Our obligations where that failure or delay results from any cause that is beyond Our reasonable control. Such causes include, but are not limited to: power failure, internet service provider failure, extreme weather temperatures (freezing or heatwave), strikes, lock-outs or other industrial action by third parties, riots and other civil unrest, fire, explosion, flood, storms, earthquakes, subsidence, acts of terrorism (threatened or actual), acts of war (declared, undeclared, threatened, actual or preparations for war), epidemic or other natural disaster, or any other event that is beyond Our reasonable control.

    2. If any event described under this Clause 14 occurs that is likely to adversely affect Our performance of any of Our obligations under these Terms of Sale:

      1. We will inform you as soon as is reasonably possible;

      2. We will take all reasonable steps to minimise the delay;

      3. To the extent that we cannot minimise the delay, Our affected obligations under these Terms of Sale (and therefore the Contract) will be suspended and any time limits that We are bound by will be extended accordingly;

      4. We will inform you when the event outside of Our control is over and provide details of any new dates, times or availability of Goods as necessary;

      5. If the event outside of Our control continues for more than 7 days We may cancel the Contract and inform you of the cancellation. Any refunds due to you as a result of that cancellation will be paid to you as soon as is reasonably possible and in any event within 14 days of the date on which the Contract is cancelled;

      6. If an event outside of Our control occurs and you wish to cancel the Contract as a result, you may do so. To contact Us directly to cancel, please use the following details:

        Telephone: 01245 381933;

        Email: sales@wormsdirect.co.uk;

        In each case, providing Us with your name, address, email address, telephone number, and Order Number. Any refunds due to you as a result of such cancellation will be paid to you as soon as is reasonably possible and in any event within 14 days of the date on which the Contract is cancelled.

  15. Communication and Contact Details

    1. If you wish to contact Us with general questions or complaints, matters relating the Goods or your Order, or matters relating to cancellations, please contact Us by telephone at 01245 381933, by email at sales@wormsdirect.co.uk, or by post at Worms Direct, Drylands Nursery, Ulting, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6QS, or refer to the relevant Clauses above.

  16. Complaints and Feedback

    1. We always welcome feedback from Our customers and, whilst We always use all reasonable endeavours to ensure that your experience as a customer of Ours is a positive one, We nevertheless want to hear from you if you have any cause for complaint.

    2. You may be contacted by our feedback provider for your feedback and review of our Goods and service. We request that you contact Us before leaving feedback if you have any problems with your order to allow Us the opportunity to provide a solution.

    3. If you wish to complain about any aspect of your dealings with Us, please contact Us by telephone at 01245 381933, by email at sales@wormsdirect.co.uk, or by post at Worms Direct, Drylands Nursery, Ulting, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6QS.

  17. How We Use Your Personal Information (Data Protection)

    1. All personal information that We may use will be collected, processed, and held in accordance with the provisions of EU Regulation 2016/679 General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and your rights under the GDPR.

    2. For complete details of Our collection, processing, storage, and retention of personal data including, but not limited to, the purpose(s) for which personal data is used, the legal basis or bases for using it, details of your rights and how to exercise them, and personal data sharing (where applicable), please refer to Our Privacy Policy https://www.wormsdirectuk.co.uk/help-contact/privacy-and-cookies.

  18. Other Important Terms

    1. We may transfer (assign) Our obligations and rights under these Terms of Sale (and under the Contract, as applicable) to a third party (this may happen, for example, if We sell Our business). If this occurs, you will be informed by Us in writing. Your rights under these Terms of Sale will not be affected and Our obligations under these Terms of Sale will be transferred to the third party who will remain bound by them.

    2. You may not transfer (assign) your obligations and rights under these Terms of Sale (and under the Contract, as applicable) without Our express written permission.

    3. The Contract is between you and Us. It is not intended to benefit any other person or third party in any way and no such person or party will be entitled to enforce any provision of these Terms of Sale.

    4. If any of the provisions of these Terms of Sale are found to be unlawful, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by any court or other authority, that / those provision(s) shall be deemed severed from the remainder of these Terms of Sale. The remainder of these Terms of Sale shall be valid and enforceable.

    5. No failure or delay by Us in exercising any of Our rights under these Terms of Sale means that We have waived that right, and no waiver by Us of a breach of any provision of these Terms of Sale means that We will waive any subsequent breach of the same or any other provision.

    6. We may revise these Terms of Sale from time to time in response to changes in relevant laws and other regulatory requirements. If We change these Terms of Sale as they relate to your Order, We will give you reasonable advance notice of the changes and provide details of how to cancel if you are not happy with them. If you do opt to cancel, you must return any affected Goods you have already received and we will arrange for a full refund (including delivery charges) which will be paid within 14 days of your cancellation.

  19. Law and Jurisdiction

    1. These Terms and Conditions, and the relationship between you and Us (whether contractual or otherwise) shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the law of England & Wales.

    2. If you are a consumer, you will benefit from any mandatory provisions of the law in your country of residence. Nothing in Sub-Clause 19.1 above takes away or reduces your rights as a consumer to rely on those provisions.

    3. If you are a consumer, any dispute, controversy, proceedings or claim between you and Us relating to these Terms and Conditions, or the relationship between you and Us (whether contractual or otherwise) shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of England, Wales, Scotland, or Northern Ireland, as determined by your residency.

    4. If you are a business, any disputes concerning these Terms and Conditions, the relationship between you and Us, or any matters arising therefrom or associated therewith (whether contractual or otherwise) shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England & Wales.