Last updated: August 2016
Please read these terms and conditions carefully before using this Website operated by Malti Trading Limited (Company Number: 7407900 and VAT Number: 101094567) with registered office at 25, Artemis Court, Homer Drive, London, E14 3UH, UK and it's associated companies. By using any of our Services (even just browsing our website), you’re agreeing to the Terms. If you don’t agree with the Terms, you may not use our Services. Our terms and conditions may be modified and posted on our Website from time to time.
If you have any queries on how to use this site, please phone +44 2081445610 (Lines open Monday to Friday from 10:00 - 17:00 UK time). You can also email us with a brief outline of your problem on email@example.com. Details of procedures, products, services, prices, payment and delivery are displayed on our Website. If you choose to place an order, you will be given clear instructions on how to navigate our simple online order process and you will be required to provide us with your accurate personal details.
We reserve the right to change any services, product prices, product specifications and availability at any time. All prices and descriptions supersede all previous publications. If any errors are found in the prices displayed on the site, we reserve the right to withdraw the offer of sale.
All product descriptions are accurate to the extent of information made available to ourselves by our suppliers. Since our suppliers use very specialised fabrics, embroidery techniques and embellishments, there might be natural variations in the materials or even minor changes to the original specifications of the products.
Every effort is made to keep information regarding stock availability on the Website up to date; however, we do not guarantee that this is the case, or that stock will always be available.
If any provision of these terms and conditions is held by any competent authority to be invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part, the validity of the other provisions of this Agreement and the remainder of the provision in question will not be affected.
This Website, any content contained herein and any contract brought into being as a result of usage of this Website are governed by and construed in accordance with law of the jurisdiction specified in the clause below and the parties to any such contract agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts as specified. All contracts are concluded in English. These terms and conditions do not affect your statutory rights.
'Conditions' means these terms and conditions.
'We/us/our/Company' means Malti Trading Limited and any associates or affiliates.
'Website' means the Website located at http://strandofsilk.com or any subsequent URL which may replace it or sit alongside it.
'United Kingdom' means England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands.
'You/your' means a user of the Website.
'Working days' mean Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays in the United Kingdom).
Orders will only be accepted from persons over the age of 18. Orders may be accepted from persons resident outside the United Kingdom.
All orders are subject to acceptance and availability. If any goods ordered are not available, you will be notified by email and you will have the option either to wait until the item is available from stock or to cancel your order. It is your responsibility to provide us with a valid email address so that we can contact you if necessary.
Once you have made your choice and your order has been placed, you will receive an email acknowledging the details of your order. This email is NOT an acceptance of your order, just a confirmation that we have received it. We have the right to reject such offers at any time prior to acceptance. You shall be responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the details provided on the order form and we will not accept an order unless all details requested on the order form have been entered correctly.
Unless you cancel your order, acceptance of your order and completion of the contract between you and the Company will be completed when we email you to confirm the goods have been dispatched. The sale contract is therefore concluded in London, England and the language of the contract is English. Neither our third party payment processor nor our nominated courier has the authority to accept an order on behalf of the Company.
We reserve the right not to accept your order in the event, for example, that we are unable to obtain authorization for payment, that shipping restrictions apply to a particular item, that the item ordered is out of stock or does not satisfy our quality control standards and is withdrawn, or that you do not meet the eligibility criteria set out within our Terms and Conditions.
We may also refuse to process and therefore accept a transaction for any reason or refuse service to anyone at any time at our sole discretion. We will not be liable to you or any third party by reason of our withdrawing any merchandise from the Site whether or not that merchandise has been sold, removing, screening or editing any materials or content on the Site, refusing to process a transaction or unwinding or suspending any transaction after processing has begun.
Whilst every effort is made to make sure details on our website are accurate, we may from time to time discover an error in the pricing of products. If we discover an error in the pricing of a product in your order, we will let you know as soon as possible. We shall be under no obligation to accept or fulfil an order for a product that was advertised at an incorrect price and reserve the right to cancel such an order that has been accepted or is in transit.
We will take all reasonable care, in 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 unauthorised access to any data you provide when accessing or ordering from the Website.
Each item or service purchased is sold subject to additional specific terms and conditions relating to that item or service including, without limitation, terms and conditions concerning estimated delivery times and any warranties. Please ensure that you read such additional terms.
We are entitled to refuse any order placed by you and will not be required to provide an explanation.
Goods will be delivered to you, the buyer, at the address provided by you on the order form. We can deliver to an address other than the billing address, but please note that extra documentation may be needed to comply with such orders. Any dates quoted for delivery of goods are approximate only and we shall not be liable for any delay in delivery of goods however caused.
Our deliveries are required to be signed for by an adult aged 18 years or over on delivery. You will become the owner of goods you have ordered when they have been paid for and delivered to you. The title thereof shall be passed to you thereafter.
Buyer shall be bound to take delivery of the Products purchased by the Buyer that are said to be in a deliverable state. Where Buyer neglects or refuses to accept the delivery of the Products ordered by the Buyer, the Buyer may be liable to the Seller for such non-acceptance and shall further be liable to the Company for any loss of any fee or charges that the Company and its third parties would have earned. Buyer acknowledges that such damages or loss to the Company and its third parties are not consequential or indirect.
All prices are inclusive of relevant taxes (unless specified otherwise on our delivery page) at the current rates and are correct at the time of entering the information onto the system. Prices quoted are for delivery (in the case of goods) and for performance (in the case of services) from the United Kingdom unless otherwise specified. Prices are in Pounds Sterling unless otherwise specified.
We reserve the right, by giving notice to you, the buyer, at any time before delivery or performance to increase the price of goods or services to reflect any increase in the cost to us, which is due to any factor beyond our control (such as without limitation, any foreign exchange fluctuation, significant increase in the costs of labour, materials or other costs of manufacture). In the unlikely event of there being such an increase in the price of goods or services you, the buyer, shall be entitled to cancel the order at any time before delivery or performance.
In the unlikely event that the price or description of an item or service has been incorrectly advertised, we will contact you by email, telephone or post to ask whether you wish to proceed with your order with the correct price or description. If you are not happy to proceed, or we are unable to obtain your instructions, we will cancel the order. Unless we have already despatched or commenced performance of your order, we will not be obliged to supply products or provide services at the incorrect price or based on an incorrect description.
By placing an order, you, the buyer, consent to payment being charged to your debit/credit card account or electronic payment account as provided on the order form. Payment can be made by any major credit or debit card or through an electronic payment account as explained on the order form. The payment will be debited and cleared from your account before the despatch of your goods or provision of the service to you. When you pay for your order by credit or debit card, we carry out checks or 'authorisations' with the card issuer for security reasons. Should any problems occur with the authorisation of your card, we will contact you with further details.
We will issue you with an electronic receipt to your email address once the goods have been despatched.
To be eligible to purchase goods or services on this Website and lawfully enter into and form contracts on this Website, you must:
If you are under 18, please ask an adult to contract on your behalf. By offering to purchase goods and services, you represent to us that you are 18 years of age or over and authorise us to transmit information (included updated information) to obtain information from third parties, including but not limited to, your debit or credit card numbers or credit reports to authenticate your identity, to validate your credit card, to obtain an initial credit card authorisation and to authorise individual purchase transactions.
If you are not happy with your purchase for any reason, you can return it to us and we will refund you the amount paid for that item. All we ask is that you inform us by email on firstname.lastname@example.org within 3 working days from the day you received your order. You need to return the product to us in an unused condition and in the original undamaged packaging for a full refund within 10 days of informing us of your intention to return your purchase. We recommend using an insured delivery service since the liability for the purchase is not transferred to ourselves until the return is received by ourselves or our representatives.
You should allow upto 14 days from receipt by us of your returned goods for your refund to be processed. We will normally refund you using the same payment method that you used to purchase the goods. Charges incurred by yourself for returning your purchase will not be refunded. This does not affect your statutory rights.
These conditions do not apply to custom made / made to measure products that are made after an order is placed on our site and specifically for customers, hence returns are not possible. Additionally, if any product has been partly or completely changed for your order, including but not restricted to changing lengths or changing colours or changing the fit, then returns for the same are not possible. At our discretion, returns might be permitted for such products after deduction of a processing charge of 30% of the price of the product (subject to a minimum charge of £50) in cases where such returns are authorised by ourselves.
Please note that returns are not possible for products that are purchased at Sale prices, and all these products are offered on an as-is basis only.
We employ professional carriers for all our deliveries to customers. Nevertheless, you must examine goods on arrival before signing for it. We will refund the full purchase price of an item (including the delivery charges) which is delivered in a damaged or faulty condition, provided adequate proof of the same has been provided. Alternatively, at your option, we will replace the item with the same or a similar product (subject to stock availability). If a product is damaged or faulty, please contact us at once and no later than 3 working days of receipt, or of the fault developing, and we will arrange a refund or replacement as you request.
All our clothing is required to be dry cleaned only. Owing to the detailed hand printing, hand embroidery and beading on the garments, it is advised that you only dry clean them. Any damage to the garments due to any other cleaning technique will not be our responsibility or liability.
Sometimes the product specifications from the manufacturer may change because of availability of material, embroidery materials or embellishments. In case the changes are substantially different from the advertised products, you can request a replacement and we will do our best to offer you a substitute of the same or better quality at the same price. If you are not happy with the replacement, you can return it in accordance with our returns policy as outlined above under paragraph 8.1. Please allow upto 14 days from receipt by us of your item for your refund to be processed or replacement item despatched.
We reserve the right to refuse to issue a refund/replacement item and to recover the cost of the returns delivery from you in the event that the item is found to have suffered damage after delivery or has been misused or used other than in accordance with the instructions or if the problem is due to normal wear and tear. This does not affect your statutory rights.
If you are based in the EU under the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 (ICACRs), you have the right to cancel your order with us provided you give us written notice.
Right to Cancel under the ICACRs
You have the right to cancel your order within 14 days without giving any reason. The cancellation period will expire 14 days from the day after the day on which you (or someone you nominate, other than a carrier) receives the last of the goods.
To exercise the right to cancel, you must inform us by letter to: Malti Trading Ltd, 25 Artemis Court, Homer Drive, London E14 3UH, or by email to: email@example.com.
For orders cancelled under the ICACRs, we will issue you with a full refund including the shipping cost paid by you. We may make a deduction from the reimbursement for loss in value of any goods supplied, if the loss is the result of unnecessary handling by you.
We will make reimbursement without undue delay, and not later than 14 days after the day we receive back from you any of the goods supplied. We will make reimbursement using the same means of payment as you used for the initial transaction, unless you have expressly agreed otherwise; in any event, you will not incur any fees as a result of the re-imbursement.
In the event that we have sent goods to you and you have cancelled your order, we may withhold reimbursement until we have received the goods back. If we do not receive the goods back, we may arrange to have them collected from you at your cost.
You will have to bear the cost of returning the goods.
You are only liable for any diminished value of the goods resulting from the handling, other than what is necessary to establish the nature, characteristics and functioning of the goods.
Please note you may only use your right to cancel the order under the ICACRs if you give us formal written notice of cancellation any time after your order has been placed, up until 14 calendar days from the day after you receive your order, by email or post as described above.
The content of the Website is protected by copyright, trade marks, database and other intellectual property rights and you acknowledge that the intellectual property rights in the material and content supplied as part of the Website shall remain with us or our licensors.
You may download or copy the content and other downloadable items displayed on the Website subject to the condition that the material may only be used for personal non-commercial purposes, provided adequate credit is given to us as the source. Copying or storing the contents of the Website for other than personal use is expressly prohibited.
You may retrieve and display the content of the Website on a computer screen, store such content in electronic form on disk (but not any server or other storage device connected to a network) or print one copy of such content for your own personal, non-commercial use, provided you keep intact all and any copyright and proprietary notices. You may not otherwise reproduce, modify, copy or distribute or use for commercial purposes any of the materials or content on the Website.
You further acknowledge that any other use of the material and content of this Website is strictly prohibited and you agree not to (and agree not to assist or facilitate any third party to) copy, reproduce, transmit, publish, display, distribute, commercially exploit or create derivative works of such material and content.
No licence is granted to you in these Conditions to use any trade mark of http://strandofsilk.com or its affiliated companies.
Goods and services sold by us may be subject to copyright, trade mark or other intellectual property rights in favour of third parties. We acknowledge those rights.
We attempt to ensure that the information available on the Website at any time is accurate. However, we will not be held liable for any errors or omissions. We use all reasonable endeavours to correct errors and omissions as quickly as practicable after becoming aware or being notified of these.
Products, services, prices and offers are only valid at the time they are published on our Website. All images should be used only as a guide or representation of the item. All drawings, descriptive matter and specifications of goods and services on the Website are for the sole purpose of giving an approximate description of the goods and services. We may also change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Website, including the availability of any features, information, database or content or restrict access to parts or all of the Website without notice or liability.
We reserve the right to:
1. modify or withdraw, temporarily or permanently, this Website (or any part thereof) with or without notice to you and you confirm that we shall not be liable to you or any third party for any modification to or withdrawal of the Website; and/or
2. change the Conditions from time to time, and your continued use of the Website (or any part thereof) following such change shall be deemed to be your acceptance of such change. It is your responsibility to check regularly to determine whether the Conditions have been changed.
3. You may not use the Website for any of the following purposes:
We reserve the right to refuse to post material on the Website or to remove material already posted on the Website.
Notwithstanding any other provision in the Conditions, nothing in these Conditions will affect or limit your statutory rights; or will exclude or limit our liability for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence.
The Website is provided on an 'as is' and 'as available' basis without any representation or endorsement made and we make no warranties, whether express or implied, in relation to the Website, or any transaction that may be conducted on or through the Website including but not limited to, implied warranties of non-infringement, compatibility, security, accuracy, condition or completeness, or any implied warranty arising from course of dealing or usage or trade custom. You acknowledge that we cannot guarantee and cannot be responsible for the security or privacy of the Website and any information provided by you. You must bear the risk associated with the use of the Internet.
We will use reasonable endeavours to verify the accuracy of any information on the Website but make no representation or warranty of any kind express or implied statutory or otherwise regarding the contents or availability of the Website or that it will be timely or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that the Website or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs. We will not be responsible or liable to you for any loss of content or material uploaded or transmitted through the Website and we accept no liability of any kind for any loss or damage from action taken in reliance on material or information contained on the Website.
We will use all reasonable endeavours to carry out our obligations within a reasonable period of time but will not be liable to you, the buyer, for any loss, costs or expenses arising directly or indirectly from any delays in doing so and we will not be deemed to be in breach of these Conditions by reason of any delay in performing, or any failure to perform, any of its obligations in relation to these Conditions, if the delay or failure was due to any cause beyond our reasonable control.
We will not be liable, in contract or tort (including, without limitation, negligence), or in respect of pre-contract or other representations (other than fraudulent or negligent misrepresentations) or otherwise for:
You agree to fully indemnify, defend and hold us, and our officers, directors, employees and suppliers, harmless immediately on demand, from and against all claims, losses, costs and expenses, including reasonable legal fees, arising out of any breach of these Conditions by you, or any other liabilities arising out of your use of this Website or any other person accessing the Website using your Personal Information with your authority. This clause does not affect your statutory rights as a consumer, nor does it affect your contract cancellation rights.
We shall have no liability for delays or failures in delivery or performance resulting from force majeure, including but not limited to, war, demands or requests of Government authorities, strikes, shortages of labour, fuel, power, raw materials, late or defective performance or non-performance by suppliers, transportation disruptions, inability to ship or other causes, beyond our reasonable control.
You warrant that:
Except for our affiliates, directors, employees or representatives, a person who is not a party to these Conditions has no right under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any term of this agreement but this does not affect any right or remedy of a third party that exists or is available apart from that Act.
To provide increased value to our users, we may provide links to other websites or resources for you to access at your sole discretion. You acknowledge and agree that, as you have chosen to enter the linked website we are not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and do not review or endorse and are not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for:
We can ship to countries not normally listed on our delivery page or on the checkout page subject to extra shipping or postage costs, as well as any additional taxes or expenses incurred due to complying with foreign regulatory requirements or laws. Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org with the details of what you would like to order and we will get back in touch with you about whether this is possible, and if so, the costs involved.
The Website is controlled and operated in the United Kingdom. The Conditions will be governed by the laws of England and Wales and you irrevocably agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.
Content that you post using our Services is your content (referred as “Your Content”). We don’t make any claim to it. That includes anything you post using our Services (like usernames, profile pictures, photos, descriptions, reviews, comments, videos, etc.).
A. Responsibility for Your Content: You understand that you are solely responsible for Your Content. You represent that you have all necessary rights to Your Content and that you’re not infringing or violating any third party’s rights by posting it.
B. Permission to Use Your Content. By posting Your Content, you grant us a license to use it. We don’t claim any ownership to Your Content, but we have your permission to use it to help us function and grow.
C. Rights You Grant Us: By posting Your Content, you grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable, sub-licensable, perpetual license to use, display, edit, modify, reproduce, distribute, store, and prepare derivative works of Your Content to provide the Services and to promote our site, your products, or the Services in general, in any formats and through any channels, including across any third-party website or advertising medium.
D. Inappropriate, False or Misleading Content: There are certain types of content we don’t want posted on our website. You agree that you will not post any content that is abusive, threatening, defamatory, obscene, vulgar or otherwise offensive or in violation of our Terms. You also agree not to post any content that is false and misleading or uses the Services in a manner that is fraudulent or deceptive.
At our request, you agree to compensate us fully, defend us, and hold us harmless immediately on demand, its officers, directors, agents, affiliates, licensors, and suppliers, from and against all liabilities, claims, expenses, damages and losses, including legal fees, arising from any breach of the Terms and Conditions by you, including the use by any other persons accessing this Site using your Internet account caused by your action or inaction.
You have certain rights under the law. In England these include:
Nothing in the TOS is intended to affect these rights. For more information about your rights contact your local Citizens Advice Bureau or Trading Standards Bureau.
This Site is for your personal non-commercial use only. You may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, commercially exploit, create derivative works from, transfer, data mine or sell any Content, software, products, or services contained within this Site. You may not use this Site, or any of its Content, to further any commercial purpose, including any advertising or advertising revenue generation activity on your own Site.