ScS

Terms and conditions

This page (together with the documents referred to on it) tells you the terms on which you may access, browse and use the website located at www.scs-recruitment.co.uk (our site) and the terms and conditions on which we supply any of the furniture/furnishing products (Products) listed on our site to you where you place your order for those Products online or via the telephone with an internet shopping advisor after browsing on our site (terms and conditions). 


These terms and conditions are made up of four sections:

  1. Section 1: Information about us
  2. Section 2: Website terms
  3. Section 3: Terms and conditions of sale
  4. Section 4: General

Please read these terms and conditions carefully before using our site and/or before ordering any Products from us.  You should understand that by using our site and/or by ordering any of our Products through our site or over the telephone, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions and that they form a legally binding agreement (our agreement) between us relating to any visits to our site and any Products ordered over the telephone or via our site.

You should print a copy of these terms and conditions for future reference.

Please understand that if you refuse to accept these terms and conditions, you should not use our site and will not be able to order any Products through our site or over the telephone.

  1. Section 1: Information about us

www.scs-recruitment.co.uk is a site owned and operated by A. Share & Sons Limited T/A ScS (we).  We are a limited company registered in England and Wales under company number 000323778 and with our registered office and trading address at 45-49 Villiers Street, Sunderland, SR1 1HA.  Our VAT number is 605 6320 68.  You can contact us via the enquiry form on our site or on 0800 7310048 or at online@scs.co.uk.

  1. Section 2: Website terms

This section, along with sections 1 and 4, sets out the terms on which you may access, browse and use our site.

2.1.         Accessing our site

Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our site without notice (see below).  We will not be liable if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.

From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts or our site, or our entire site, to users who have registered with us.

If you choose or are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any third party.  We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms and conditions.

When using our site, you must comply with the provisions of our acceptable use policy (see below under "acceptable use policy").

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our site.  You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.

2.2.         Intellectual property rights

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site (including but not limited to the site design, text, graphics and all software and source codes connected with the site), and in the material published on it.  Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world.  All such rights are reserved.

You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal reference.  You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.

Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on our site must always be acknowledged.

You must not use any part of the materials on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.

If you print off, copy or download any part of our site in breach of these terms and conditions, your right to use our site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

2.3.         Reliance on information posted

Commentary and other materials posted on our site are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents. This applies equally to materials posted on any social media sites linked to from this site. Please see the Social Media section below.

2.4.         Our site changes regularly

We aim to update our site regularly, and may change the content at any time.  If the need arises, we may suspend access to our site, or close it indefinitely.  Any of the material on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.

2.5.         Information about you and your visits to our site

We process information about you in accordance with our Privacy Policy.  By using our site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

2.6.         Transactions concluded through our site

Contracts for the supply of Products formed through our site or as a result of visits made by you are governed by our terms and conditions of sale (see below).

2.7.         Uploading material to our site

Whenever you make use of any feature that allows you to upload material to our site, or to make contact with other users of our site, you must comply with the content standards set out in our acceptable use policy (see below).  You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you indemnify us for any breach of that warranty.

Any material you upload to our site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and we have the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such material for any purpose.  We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any material posted or uploaded by you to our site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.

We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by you or any other user of our site.

We have the right to remove any material or posting you make on our site if, in our opinion, such material does not comply with the content standards set out in our acceptable use policy (see below).

2.8.         Viruses, hacking and other offences

You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful.  You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site.  You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack.

By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990.  We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.

2.9.         Linking to our site

You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.

Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page.  We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.  The website from which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our acceptable use policy (see below).

If you wish to make any use of material on our site other than that set out above, please address your request to online@scs.co.uk.

2.10.      Links from our site

Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only.  We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

2.11.      Social media

We have limited control over the contents any social media sites used by us and linked to from this site, such as our Facebook page.  If you post content to those social media sites, please do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, or in such a way as to suggest the posting represents our views or any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

Our acceptable use policy below applies to your use of these social media sites, in addition to any policies of the owners of the social media sites.

2.12.      Acceptable use policy

2.12.1.           You may use our site only for lawful purposes. You may not use our site:

  • in any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation;
  • in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect;
  • for the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way;
  • to send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards (see below); or
  • to transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam).

You also agree:

  • not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of our site in contravention of the provisions of our agreement;
  • not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
    • any part of our site;
    • any equipment or network on which our site is stored;
    • any software used in the provision of our site; or
    • any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.

2.12.2.           Content standards

These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site (contributions).  You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter.  The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.

Contributions must:

  • be accurate (where they state facts);
  • be genuinely held (where they state opinions); and
  • comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.

Contributions must not:

  • contain any material which is defamatory of any person;
  • contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory;
  • promote sexually explicit material or promote violence;
  • promote discrimination of any kind;
  • infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person;
  • be likely to deceive any person;
  • be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence;
  • promote any illegal activity;
  • be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety or be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person;
  • be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person;
  • give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case; or
  • advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.

2.12.3.           Suspension and termination

We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of this acceptable use policy through your use of our site.  When a breach of this policy has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.

Failure to comply with this acceptable use policy constitutes a material breach of our agreement, and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:

  • immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our site;
  • immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to our site;
  • issue of a warning to you;
  • legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach;
  • further legal action against you; or
  • disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.

We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of this policy.  The responses described in this policy are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.

2.12.4.           Changes to our acceptable use policy

We may revise this policy at any time by amending this page.  You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we make, as they are legally binding on you.  Some of the provisions contained in this acceptable use policy may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our site.

2.12.5.           Your concerns

If you have any concerns about material which appears on our site, please contact online@scs.co.uk.

  1. Section 3: Terms and Conditions of Sale

This section, along with sections 1 and 4, sets out the terms on which we supply any of the Products listed on our site to you.  Section 3.2 deals with placing orders for Products with an internet shopping advisor over the telephone and section 3.3 deals with placing orders for Products online.  Section 3.4 applies to both online and telephone orders. 

3.1.         General - placing orders online or via the telephone

3.1.1.              Your personal data

Where you contact us by telephone or place an order through our site or with an internet shopping advisor over the telephone, you are consenting to the storage, use and processing of your personal data in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

3.1.2.              Service Availability

Our site is only intended for use by residents in the United Kingdom and deliveries of Products (whether ordered over the telephone or online) will only be made to home addresses within the UK mainland (England, Wales and Scotland (excluding Scottish Highlands), for our standard delivery charge.  We may be able to deliver to non-UK mainland destinations, including for example, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, however those destinations and other remote destinations such as the Highlands will be subject to a bespoke delivery charge which we will confirm with you.  We currently do not deliver to Northern Ireland.  We do not accept orders from individuals outside the UK.   

3.1.3.              Your status

By placing an order through our site or via the telephone, you warrant that:

  • you are legally capable of entering into binding contracts;
  • you are at least 18 years old (or at least 20 years old if you are purchasing using one of our easy payment or finance options);
  • you are resident in the United Kingdom; and
  • if applicable, you are accessing our site from that country.

3.1.4.              Issues to consider

We will be delighted to answer any questions you may have before you place any order online or via the telephone, but some of the common things you might like to consider are:

  • Do I want to order any extra items such as a footstool or a chair at a later date?  If so, please note that there might be slight colour shade variations and it is therefore best to order all the furniture you require at the same time.
  • Can access be gained easily for the furniture to be delivered?  Are the doors wide enough; are there any awkward stairs, lifts or passageways?
  • Will the furniture fit into the room?
  • Should I visit an SCS store before I place my order to look at the fabric colour or to try the comfort or feel of the furniture?  Please note we do not offer swatches and would therefore advise that you visit an SCS store if you would like to check the colour of the furniture you intend to buy.

3.2.         Telephone Sales

3.2.1.              How to place an order

The information about the Products on our site constitutes an “invitation to treat” and is not a contractual offer from us which you may accept.  This means that we reserve the right to correct any errors in that information without liability to you.  It also means that in no circumstances will we be contractually bound to supply you with Products on the basis of any incorrect information, even if that information is repeated in your order.

You may order Products with an internet shopping adviser over the telephone by calling us on 0191 514 6580 or by completing the call back enquiry form on our site, in which case an internet shopping advisor will call you back on the telephone number provided to discuss your requirements.  Lines are open 9am to 8pm, 7 days a week excluding bank holidays.  All telephone calls made by you to us will by charged at your standard landline or mobile service provider rate.  Please check the applicable rate with your service provider before calling.

Your internet shopping advisor will explain the order process to you on the telephone and answer any queries you may have.

3.2.2.              Information you should have ready to help us take your order

If you decide you would like to place an order for Products with us over the telephone, please have the following information ready as it with help us to process your order:

  • Your name, contact details and full address including post code;
  • Details of the range of furniture you are interested in, including the colour;
  • Confirmation of how you would like to pay for the furniture (remember a delivery charge of at least £49.00 (standard) is required for any order);
  • Details of your full or part-time working arrangements if you are purchasing using one of our finance options.

3.2.3.              Acknowledgement and acceptance of your order

Your order constitutes an offer to us to buy a Product.  All orders are subject to acknowledgement by us, and we will confirm such acknowledgement to you by sending you confirmation of order paperwork which will include a copy of these terms and conditions (Order Confirmation).  The contract between us (Contract) will only be formed when we send you the Order Confirmation or, if you choose one of our easy payment options, when we receive your signed finance documents and sales contract, subject to any cancellation period specified in those documents.  Such paperwork will usually be sent to you by 1st class post to arrive within 5 working days of the day you placed your order.  Please note that the arrival of such paperwork may be affected by any postal strikes.

The Contract will relate only to those Products whose order we have confirmed in the Order Confirmation.  We will not be obliged to supply any other Products which may have been part of your order until the order of such Products has been confirmed in a separate Order Confirmation.

3.3.         Online Sales

3.3.1.              How to place an order online and the Contract between you and us

The information about the Products on our site constitutes an “invitation to treat” and is not a contractual offer from us which you may accept.  This means that we reserve the right to correct any errors in that information without liability to you.  It also means that in no circumstances will we be contractually bound to supply you with Products on the basis of any incorrect information, even if that information is repeated in your order.

You may order Products by following our online order process which includes the following key steps:

  • Choose the Products you wish to purchase by adding them to your online shopping basket;
  • When you are ready to pay for your Products you will be asked to register your personal details, including your delivery address;
  • You will now have the option of choosing extra bespoke elements of your Products, including the colour and trim;
  • You can now choose whether to pay by debit/credit card or pay by an easy payment option;
  • If you pay by debit/credit card, you will be asked to input your debit/credit card details;
  • If you choose to pay by an easy payment option you will need to speak to us directly to complete your order and an ScS advisor will call you back to complete the finance application;
  • Finally, you will be asked to place your order.

You are able to correct errors in your order up to the point at which you click on ‘place your order’ on the final page of our ordering process by clicking on the ‘go back’ button and correcting the relevant errors.  Alternatively you can go back and cancel the relevant Product from your online shopping basket and begin the process again.

After placing an order, you will receive an e-mail from us to the email address you have provided acknowledging your order.  Your order constitutes an offer to us to buy a Product.  All orders are subject to acceptance by us, and we will confirm such acceptance to you by sending you an e-mail that confirms that your order has been accepted (Order Confirmation).  The contract between us (Contract) will only be formed when we send you the Order Confirmation. 

We do not file details of your order for you to access and you should therefore save and print a copy of these terms and conditions which are made available to you before clicking on ‘place your order’.  You should also save and print a copy of the acknowledgement of order email and the Order Confirmation you receive from us. 

The Contract will relate only to those Products whose order we have confirmed in the Order Confirmation.  We will not be obliged to supply any other Products which may have been part of your order until the order of such Products has been confirmed in a separate Order Confirmation.

All Contracts are concluded in English.

3.4.         General

3.4.1.              Easy payment or finance options

We offer a range of easy payment options to help you purchase your Products, details of which can be found on our site or will be provided to you on request.  You must be at least 20 years of age and either self-employed or in full or part time employment to be considered for one of our easy payment or finance options.  All applications are subject to status and acceptance.

Please contact us on 0800 7310048 or online@scs.co.uk if you require further details.

3.4.2.              Consumer Rights

All our Products are made to your specification and are not sold from stock unless clearly identified as "stock furniture".  As such, once your order has been confirmed by us you will not have any right to cancel the Contract or return the Product once delivered.  Please carefully consider your decision to place an order before doing so. 

If you order stock furniture Products you will, of course, benefit from a statutory cancellation period of 7 working days beginning with the day after the day on which you receive your Products.  If you wish to cancel your order of stock furniture Products within this time period, you are entitled to do so but must return the Products to us in accordance with our instructions and at your own cost (however we will refund the initial delivery charges which you paid when you placed your order).  Once the Products are returned to us, we will process any refund due to you for the price of the Product already paid (and the initial delivery costs) in accordance with our refunds policy (see below).  You can contact us by email at online@scs.co.uk to notify us of your decision to cancel any Contract for stock furniture Products or by writing to A. Share & Sons Limited T/A ScS at 45-49 Villiers Street, Sunderland, SR1 1HA.

Your statutory rights are unaffected.

3.4.3.              Availability and Delivery

All orders for Products are subject to availability.  We will inform you as soon as possible if any Products ordered by you are not available.  All deliveries will be made to your home address only.

Your order will be fulfilled within the relevant delivery lead time (in weeks) as notified to you by us. Please note however, that all delivery lead times quoted are approximate only. All delivery lead times start from the day the Contract is formed.  If you choose to pay for your order by one of our easy payment options the approximate delivery times will start once we have received your signed finance documents and sales contract, so please return this paperwork as soon as possible.

In some circumstances the manufacture of your Product may be delayed through circumstances beyond our control and your Product will be delivered to you within any revised lead time notified to you by us, unless there are exceptional circumstances.  We will, of course, make every effort to keep you informed of any changes to the expected delivery time. 

Once your Product is ready for delivery to you it will be sent to the local ScS distribution centre and our distribution team will contact you to arrange a convenient time and date for delivery to your home address.  Please ensure you have provided us with accurate contact details so that we may arrange to deliver your order as quickly as possible.  We are unable to store Products at the relevant ScS distribution centres for longer than 7 working days following receipt.

On the day of delivery, please ensure that the delivery team can gain easy access to the room that your Product is going into.  Please make sure that the area you want the Product placed is cleared.  Our delivery team will unpack the Product, install it in the room of your choice and remove all packing materials from your home and recycle wherever possible.  Please inspect your Product carefully before signing for it.  Unfortunately, we are not able to take away your old furniture and you should make your own arrangements for this.

3.4.4.              Risk and Title

The Products will be at your risk from the time of delivery.

Ownership of the Products will only pass to you when we receive full payment of all sums due in respect of the Products, including delivery costs.

3.4.5.              Price and Payment

The price of any Products will be as quoted on our site from time to time or over the telephone to you, except in cases of obvious error. 

These prices include VAT but exclude delivery costs, which will be added to the total amount due as set out in our Delivery Guide.  As of May 2010, a charge of £49.00 per order is made for our delivery and installation service for deliveries made in mainland UK, within a 30 mile radius of any ScS branch.  If you wish your order to be delivered outside of the 30 mile radius we will provide you with a personal delivery and installation quotation.  Our delivery costs are subject to change and you should consult our site’s Delivery Guide for up-to-date delivery costs.

Prices are liable to change at any time, but changes will not affect orders in respect of which we have already sent you an Order Confirmation.

Our site contains a large number of Products and it is always possible that, despite our best efforts, some of the Products listed on our site may be incorrectly priced.  If a Product's correct price is higher than the price stated on our site, we will normally, at our discretion, either contact you for instructions before dispatching the Product, or reject your order and notify you of such rejection. We are under no obligation to provide the Product to you at the incorrect (lower) price, even after we have sent you an Order Confirmation.

Payment for all Products must be made by credit or debit card unless you are choosing one of our easy payment methods, in which case payment must be made in accordance with the relevant finance documentation you sign and return to us.  We accept payment with Visa, Mastercard, Electron, Maestro, Visa Debit, V Pay and Solo.  All card payments are subject to authorisation by your card issuer.  We will charge your credit or debit card when you place your order. 

3.4.6.              Customer Services

You will receive a care guide with your Product which will provide you with information about how to care for your Product and what to do if there is a problem (Care Guide).  You can also download the Care Guide at any time from our site.  If you have any queries regarding your order you should refer to the Care Guide in the first instance.

If you need to speak to us about your order prior to delivery having taken place please contact the internet and telephone customer services team on 0800 7310048 or by email at online@scs.co.uk.

If you need to speak to us about your order once delivery has taken place please contact our after sales customer services team on 0800 7310048 or by email at online@scs.co.uk.

3.4.7.              Your Guarantee

All of our Products comply with applicable fire safety regulations for general domestic use only.  If you require a Product with different fire safety compliance or a Product for commercial use you should be aware that our Products may not be suitable for this purpose and you should take your own independent advice before placing any order with us.

We will endeavour to ensure that all of the Products we sell are made to the highest standards by established manufacturers.  If you care for your Product properly and in accordance with the Care Guide you should have many years of use and enjoyment from it.  The use of your Product will vary from household to household.  Some fabrics, fringes and modern designs are purchased for fashion rather than durability.  Subject to normal “wear and tear”, for which we cannot be responsible, every ScS sofa is covered by a 12 month parts and labour guarantee.

This guarantee is in addition to any specific manufacturer’s guarantees relating to a Product which will be advertised from time to time on our site and also in addition to and not detracting from your statutory rights.  You also have the option to purchase extended warranty cover if you wish, details of which are found on our site and/or can be provided on request.

This guarantee is provided by ScS and is conditional upon the Product remaining within the UK.  The guarantee is provided to the purchaser only and is non-transferable.  Your statutory rights are not affected.

3.4.8.              Our Refunds/Exchange Policy

All Products are bespoke and handmade to your specification (unless they are clearly identified as "stock furniture") and we cannot therefore accept any returns or exchanges unless the Product is defective.  For our returns policy relating to stock furniture Products, please see the "consumer rights" section above.  Our up to date refunds/exchange policy can be found on our site.

If you suspect that a Product is defective, you should contact us immediately and we will provide you with details of the process for returning the Product to us.  Subject to the Product being within the UK and within our standard delivery area, Products will usually be collected by us from you in these circumstances at our cost, unless the Product is not defective or you are returning a non-defective stock furniture Product within the permitted cancellation period, in which case you will be liable for any return delivery charges. 

Any returned Product must be in the same condition in which you received it.  You have a legal obligation to take reasonable care of the Product while it is in your possession.  If you fail to comply with this obligation, we may have a right of action against you for compensation.

When you return a Product to us, we will examine the returned Product and if applicable will notify you of arrangements for the repair of your Product.  We will always seek to repair defective Products in the first instance. 

If we consider that your Product cannot be repaired, or if you have cancelled a Contract for stock furniture Products within the permitted cancellation period, we will advise you via e-mail, telephone or post of any refund which is due to you as soon as possible.  If we advise you that a refund is due to you, we will usually process the refund due as soon as possible and, in any case, within 30 days of the day we confirmed to you that you were entitled to a refund for the defective Product or, in the case of stock furniture Products, within 30 days of the day we received your notice of cancellation of the Contract.  Products returned by you because of a defect and confirmed as not being suitable for repair by us will be refunded in full, including a refund of the initial delivery charges paid by you and the cost incurred by you in returning the item to us (if any).  

We will usually refund any money received from you using the same method originally used by you to pay for your purchase.

  1. Section 4: General

4.1.         Our liability

The material displayed on our site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy.  To the extent permitted by law, we, other members of our group of companies (if any) and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude all conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity.

We warrant to you that any Product purchased from us via the telephone or through our site is of satisfactory quality and reasonably fit for all the purposes for which products of the kind are commonly supplied to consumers for general domestic use. 

Our liability for losses you suffer as a result of us breaking our agreement or any Contract or these terms and conditions is strictly limited to the purchase price of the Product you purchased.

This does not exclude or limit in any way our liability for:

  • death or personal injury caused by our negligence;
  • losses which it is prohibited by section 7 of the Consumer Protection Act 1987 to limit liability;
  • any breach of the obligations implied by section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 or section 2 of the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982;
  • fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or
  • any other matter for which it would be illegal for us to exclude, or attempt to exclude, our liability.

We are not responsible for indirect losses which happen as a side effect of the main loss or damage, including but not limited to losses incurred by any user in connection with our site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including but not limited to:

  • loss of income or revenue;
  • loss of business;
  • loss of profits or contracts;
  • loss of anticipated savings;
  • loss of data;
  • loss of enjoyment or opportunity; or
  • waste of management or office time however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise.

Where you buy any Product from a third party seller through our site, the seller's individual liability will be set out in the seller's terms and conditions.

Nothing in these terms and conditions will reduce your legal rights for faulty or mis-described goods.  For more information about your legal rights you can contact your local Citizens Advice Bureau.

4.2.         Written communications

Applicable laws require that some of the information or communications we send to you should be in writing.  When using our site, you accept that communication with us will be mainly electronic.  We will contact you by e-mail or provide you with information by posting notices on our site.  For contractual purposes, you agree to this electronic means of communication and you acknowledge that all contracts, notices, information and other communications that we provide to you electronically comply with any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.  This condition does not affect your statutory rights.

4.3.         Notices

Any notices by you to us can be given by email to online@scs.co.uk or by post to A. Share & Sons Limited T/A ScS at 45-49 Villiers Street, Sunderland, SR1 1HA. We may give notice to you at either the e-mail or postal address you provide to us when placing an order, or in any of the ways specified in "written communications" above.  Notice will be deemed received and properly served immediately when posted on our site, 24 hours after an e-mail is sent, or two working days after the date of posting of any letter.  In proving the service of any notice, it will be sufficient to prove, in the case of a letter, that such letter was properly addressed, stamped and placed in the post and, in the case of an e-mail that such e-mail was sent to the specified e-mail address of the addressee.

4.4.         Transfer of rights and obligations

Our agreement and any Contract between you and us is binding on you and us and on our respective successors and assigns. 

You may not transfer, assign, charge or otherwise dispose of our agreement or any Contract, or any of your rights or obligations arising under it, without our prior written consent. 

We may transfer, assign, charge, sub-contract or otherwise dispose of our agreement or any Contract, or any of our rights or obligations arising under it, at any time during the term of our agreement or any Contract.

4.5.         Events outside our control

We will not be liable or responsible for any failure to perform, or delay in performance of, any of our obligations under our agreement or any Contract that is caused by events outside our reasonable control (Force Majeure Event). 

A Force Majeure Event includes any act, event, non-happening, omission or accident beyond our reasonable control and includes in particular (but not limited to) the following:

  • strikes, lock-outs or other industrial action;
  • civil commotion, riot, invasion, terrorist attack or threat of terrorist attack, war (whether declared or not) or threat or preparation for war;
  • fire, explosion, storm, flood, earthquake, subsidence, epidemic or other natural disaster;
  • impossibility of the use of railways, shipping, aircraft, motor transport or other means of public or private transport;
  • impossibility of the use of public or private telecommunications networks; and
  • the acts, decrees, legislation, regulations or restrictions of any government.

Our performance under our agreement or any Contract is deemed to be suspended for the period that the Force Majeure Event continues, and we will have an extension of time for performance for the duration of that period.  We will use our reasonable endeavours to bring the Force Majeure Event to a close or to find a solution by which our obligations under our agreement or any Contract may be performed despite the Force Majeure Event.

4.6.         Waiver

If we fail, at any time during the term of our agreement or any Contract, to insist upon strict performance of any of your obligations under the Contract or any of these terms and conditions, or if we fail to exercise any of the rights or remedies to which we are entitled under our agreement or any Contract, this shall not constitute a waiver of such rights or remedies and shall not relieve you from compliance with such obligations.

A waiver by us of any default shall not constitute a waiver of any subsequent default.

No waiver by us of any of these terms and conditions shall be effective unless it is expressly stated to be a waiver and is communicated to you in writing in accordance with the "notices" section above.

4.7.         Severability

If any term of our agreement or any of these terms and conditions or any provisions of a Contract are determined by any competent authority to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable to any extent, such term, condition or provision will to that extent be severed from the remaining terms, conditions and provisions which will continue to be valid to the fullest extent permitted by law.

4.8.         Entire Agreement

These terms and conditions and any document expressly referred to in them represent the entire agreement between us in relation to the access, browsing or use of our site and the subject matter of any Contract and supersede any prior agreement, understanding or arrangement between us, whether oral or in writing.

We each acknowledge that, in entering into our agreement and any Contract, neither of us has relied on any representation, undertaking or promise given by the other or be implied from anything said or written in negotiations between us prior to such agreement or Contract except as expressly stated in these terms and conditions.

Neither of us shall have any remedy in respect of any untrue statement made by the other, whether orally or in writing, prior to the date of our agreement or any Contract (unless such untrue statement was made fraudulently) and the other party's only remedy shall be for breach of contract as provided in these terms and conditions.

4.9.         Our right to vary these terms and conditions

We have the right to revise and amend these terms and conditions, or any part of them, at any time, including but not limited to, revisions and amendments to reflect changes in market conditions affecting our business, changes in technology, changes in payment methods, changes in relevant laws and regulatory requirements and changes in our working methods or system's capabilities. 

You will be subject to the policies and terms and conditions in force at the time that you access, browse or use our site or order Products from us, unless any change to those policies or these terms and conditions is required to be made by law or governmental authority (in which case it will apply to orders previously placed by you), or if we notify you of the change to those policies or these terms and conditions before we send you the Order Confirmation (in which case we have the right to assume that you have accepted the change to the terms and conditions, unless you notify us to the contrary within 7 working days of receipt by you of the Products).

4.10.      Law and jurisdiction

Any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with these terms and conditions or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) and Contracts for the purchase of Products concluded via the telephone or through our site and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) will be governed by English law.  Any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with a visit to our site or such Contracts or their formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.