Terms and Conditions

This page (together with the documents referred to on it) tells you the terms and conditions on which we supply any of the products (Products) listed on our website www.independent4life.co.uk (our site) to you. Please read these terms and conditions carefully before ordering any Products from our site. You should understand that by ordering any of our Products, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. You should print a copy of these terms and conditions for future reference.

  • 1. Information About Us

    1.1 www.independent4life.co.uk is a site operated by Independent 4 Life Limited (we). We are registered in England and Wales under company number 06294300, with our registered office at The Old Coffee Shop, 277 Fawcett Road, Southsea, Hampshire, PO4 0LB. Our main trading address is: Unit C, Mainline Business Centre, 74 Station Road, Liss, Hampshire, GU33 7AD.

    1.2 Any information you provide to us will not be disclosed to 3rd parties, unless required by law. In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1988, our Registration Number is: Z2058735.

    1.3 www.independent4life.com is our consultancy site and is not covered by these Terms and Conditions.

  • 2. Your Status

    2.1 By placing an order through our site, you warrant that:

    1. 1. You are legally capable of entering into binding contracts; and
    2. 2. You are at least 18 years old; and
    3. 3. You are resident in the UK; and
    4. 4. You are accessing our site from the UK
  • 3. How the Contract is Formed Between You and Us

    3.1 After placing an order, you will receive an email from us acknowledging that we have received your order. Please note that this does not mean that your order has been accepted. Your order constitutes an offer to us to buy a Product. All orders are subject to acceptance by us. The contract between us (Contract) will only be formed when we dispatch your items.

    3.2 The Contract will relate only to those Products we dispatch to you. We will not be obliged to supply any other Products which may have been part of your order until those Products become available to us for dispatch.

  • 4. Consumer Rights

    4.1 If you are contracting as a consumer, then subject to clause 4.3, you may cancel a Contract at any time within fourteen working days, beginning on the day after you received the Products. In this case, and in accordance with our returns policy (set out in clauses 11 & 12 below) you will receive a full refund of the price paid for the Products, but you will be responsible for the cost of returning the Products to us.

    4.2 To cancel a Contract, you must inform us in writing. You must also return the Products to us immediately, in the same condition in which you received them, and at your own cost and risk. You have a legal obligation to take reasonable care of the Products while they are in your possession. If you fail to comply with this obligation, we may have a right of action against you for compensation.

    4.3 You will not have any right to cancel a Contract for the supply of any Products:

    1. i) that have been custom made to suit your specifications; or
    2. ii) which by reason of their nature, or for hygiene reasons, cannot be returned

    4.4 This provision does not affect your statutory rights as a consumer.

  • 5. Availability and Delivery

    5.1 Your order will be fulfilled by the delivery date set out in the Order Confirmation or, if no delivery date is specified we will notify you by separate email of the expected date of dispatch. Items displayed as In Stock are usually shipped in 2 to 5 days. Special order and custom made products can take up to 30 days to be delivered. We will notify you if the delivery period will be longer than 30 days and if there are exceptional circumstances.

    5.2 For palletised deliveries, the goods will be delivered as close as possible to your front door. If this location is unreachable for any reason, such as being located on a narrow street, up a flight of stairs (such as flats), or due to any other obstruction, delivery will be made to as near to your property as possible.

    5.3 For palletised deliveries, the driver is NOT insured to take the goods inside your property. The pallet will be delivered to a location as stated in clause 5.2, and it is strongly recommended that at least 2 able bodied persons are available to receive the delivery and carry the goods inside. If you are unable to receive the goods, please contact us prior to attempted delivery to allow for alternative arrangements to be made.

  • 6. Risk and Title

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

    6.2 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 charges if applicable.

  • 7. Price and Payment

    7.1 The price of any Products will be as quoted on our site, except in cases of obvious error.

    7.2 These prices include VAT but exclude delivery costs (if applicable). We charge a minimum delivery charge of £7.00 for orders below £75.00. Orders of Granberg, Pressalit Care and Ropox Products that have to be imported from Denmark are subject to delivery charges as stated, up to the value of £1,250.00 inc. VAT. Orders in excess of this order value are shipped free of charge.

    7.3 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.

    7.4 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. Where a Product's correct price is less than our stated price, we will charge the lower amount when dispatching the Product to you. If a Product’s correct price is higher than the price stated on our site, we will either contact you for instructions before dispatching the Product, or reject your order and notify you of such rejection.

    7.5 If the pricing error is obvious and unmistakeable and could have reasonably been recognised by you as an error, we do not have to provide the Products to you at the incorrect (lower) price.

  • 8. VAT and Exemptions

    8.1 All our prices are displayed including VAT.

    8.2 Only certain Products and Services are eligible for VAT Exemption in accordance with the rules laid out by HM Revenues & Customs. If you are in any doubt, regarding your eligibility please read VAT Notice 701/7, or contact your local VAT office: HM Revenue and Customs Notice 701/7 VAT relief's for disabled people Notice 701/7 VAT relief's for disabled people

    8.3 To be eligible for VAT Exemptions, the government says you have to fit the following criteria:

    1. A) Eligible Individuals: A person is 'chronically sick or disabled' if he/she is a person:
      - with a physical or mental impairment which has a long-term and substantial adverse effect upon his/her ability to carry out everyday activities; or
      - with a condition which the medical profession treats as a chronic sickness, such as diabetes; or
      - who is terminally ill.
    2. B) Eligible Charities: Where the goods are made available by the charity to a disabled person for their personal or domestic use - please provide your charity number.

    Important Note:
    It does NOT include a frail elderly person who is otherwise able-bodied, or any person who is only temporarily disabled or incapacitated, such as with a broken limb.

    8.4 Eligible Products for VAT Exemption are displayed with a Green Tick, which means you will be given the opportunity to complete our Electronic VAT Exemption Form at Stage 5 of our Checkout process.

    8.5 At Stage 5 of the Checkout, eligible Products for VAT Exemption will be listed. Please:

    1. - Enter the name of the Person the Exemption applies to (this does not have to be the name of the purchaser)
    2. - Briefly detail the Claimant's disability or medical condition
    3. - Enter your charity number, if applicable
    4. - Click the Tick Box to claim the VAT relief

    8.6 Prior to payment you will be shown a VAT summary before being asked to pay for your order.

    8.7 Please Note: It is an offence to claim VAT Exemption if you are not entitled to it, and the Penalties for false claims are severe. Upon request from the HM Revenues & Customs we will disclose all details of claimed Exemptions.

    8.8 If you are a VAT Registered Company you are not entitled to Claim VAT Relief, and orders placed and claiming Exemption will be asked to pay the outstanding VAT or have the order cancelled.

  • 9. Payments

    9.1 Online Payments can be made using PayPal Pro’s secure card payment system for credit or debit cards. We accept card payments from Visa, MasterCard, Visa Debit / Maestro. Payment will be debited at time of ordering.

    9.2 We can also process credit and debit payments over the phone. Please call our Sales Helpdesk on 0800 500 3001 during our office hours 9am to 6pm – Monday to Friday. We use PayPal’s secure virtual terminal to process card payments and a payment confirmation will be sent to you from PayPal in addition to our Order Confirmation.

    9.3 We do not collect or retain your Debit / Credit Card details.

    9.4 PayPal’s maximum card payment transaction value is £5,000.

    9.5 Payment by cheque. Select this payment method at Checkout and follow the online instructions. Cheques should be made payable to Independent 4 Life Limited and posted to: Independent 4 Life Limited, Unit C, Mainline Business Centre, 74 Station Road, Liss, Hampshire, GU33 7AD.

    9.6 Payment by BACS. Please follow the online instructions. Our BACS details are also displayed in the Footer of the Order Confirmation.

  • 10. Quality Control

    10.1 All of our products are subject to a visual examination prior to packing and delivery to you.

    10.2 In the unlikely event that you or your servant or agent (including plumber or other installer) discover a defect upon taking delivery of a Product, then notwithstanding your rights under clause 11.1b below, we require that you notify us as soon as possible, and in any event no later than 7 days of the date of delivery (or such longer period as we may, in our absolute discretion, otherwise agree to), and before any installation work is undertaken. We will then deal with the Product in accordance with our returns policy for defective products under clause 11.1b below.

  • 11. Cancellations and Returns Policy

    11.1 Returns will be accepted in the following circumstances:

    1. a. for Products returned within the fourteen-day cooling-off period referred to in clause 4, we will process the refund due to you as soon as possible and, in any case, within 30 days of the day you have given notice of your cancellation. The Products must be returned as new and, where practicable, in their original packaging. If the item is unopened we will refund the price of the Product in full, and will arrange the returning of the item covering postage costs. If the item has been opened, we will refund the price of the Product in full but you will be responsible for the cost of returning the item(s) to us, and if you return it at our expense we are entitled to charge you such expense, which shall be a maximum of the charge payable by us to our courier.
    2. b. for defective Products we will examine and or test the returned Product. Where Products are returned by you because of a defect not caused by you or your servant or agent (including plumber or other installer) you will be refunded in full, including a refund of delivery charges for sending the item to you and the cost incurred by you in returning the item to us. If, after examination / testing, we find the returned Product to be defective due to a defect not caused by you or your servant or agent (including plumber or other installer) we will notify you in relation to your refund via email within a reasonable period of time. We will usually process any refund due to you as soon as possible and, in any case, within 30 days of the day we confirmed to you via email that you were entitled to a refund for the defective Product. We will usually refund any money received from you using the same method originally used by you to pay for your purchase. If upon return, the damaged products have been modified or have undergone any attempted installation, you may be responsible / liable for any costs of return or redelivered product that is not in the condition previously stated.

    11.2 Custom-made goods including, but not limited to, Contour half height shower doors, air baths and powered baths, or any goods made specifically to your requirements, are non-returnable. This often also includes electrical goods, as once opened we cannot resell such returned goods, so therefore they are also non-returnable. We will always endeavour to display on the product page if the product is non-returnable, but if you are in any doubt then please contact us and we will advise you.

    11.3 Business customers returning goods may be subject to a restocking charge. Whilst we will do our utmost to avoid this additional fee, this is set by our suppliers so may be unavoidable. Please contact us to discuss your return and we will advise you if any restocking charges will apply.

  • 12. Returns Process

    12.1 We realise that in some circumstances you may wish to return a product. Once your order has been confirmed and your payment has been received, your requirements may change, in which case we will be happy to offer an exchange or a refund (subject to our Returns Policy (see 11)).

    12.2 Please note that to ensure that we can help you, you will need your order number provided when you placed your order.

    12.3 To organise a return you must first get authorisation from our Customer Service team. To do this, please send written confirmation (via email or post) with your order ID contained, stating that you wish to return your item(s). Our Customer Service team will then advise you further on the best method of return, and if any costs or fees for returns apply.

    Please note: These conditions do not affect your statutory rights relating to faulty or misdescribed goods. For further information about your statutory rights, contact your local authority's Trading Standards Department or a Citizens Advice Bureau.

  • 13. Our Liability

    13.1 We warrant to you that any Product purchased from us through our site is of satisfactory quality and reasonably fit for all the purposes for which products of that kind are commonly supplied and are CE certified.

    13.2 Subject to clause 14.6:

    1. a. we shall under no circumstances whatever be liable to you, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, for any loss of profit, or any indirect or consequential loss arising under or in connection with the Contract; and
    2. b. our total liability to you in respect of all other losses arising under or in connection with the Contract, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, shall in no circumstances exceed the price of the Products you have purchased.

    13.3 If you intend to install a Product you have purchased from us through a plumber or other installer and, prior to the installation, you are aware of a defect, or your plumber or installer should reasonably be expected to discover and therefore become aware of any such defect upon inspection, then if the planned installation proceeds we will not be responsible for any costs of reinstallation incurred by you or your plumber or other installer, which you may subsequently claim to have been necessary as a result of the defect.

    13.4 In the event of us agreeing to reimburse you for the costs of reinstallation (for instance, if we determine that the Product in question was defective when installed but such defect may not have been clearly apparent to you or your plumber or other installer) then such reimbursement is limited to your plumber or other installer’s reasonable costs, which may be determined with reference to normal industry levels at the time in question.

    13.5 Nothing in these terms and conditions shall limit or exclude our liability for:

    1. a. death or personal injury caused by our negligence, or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors (as applicable);
    2. b. fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
    3. c. breach of the terms implied by section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979;
    4. d. defective products under the Consumer Protection Act 1987; or
    5. e. any matter in respect of which it would be unlawful of us to exclude or restrict liability.
  • 14. Access to Independent4Life.co.uk

    14.1 We will do our utmost to ensure that availability of our site will be uninterrupted and that transmissions will be error-free. However, due to the nature of the Internet, this cannot be guaranteed.

  • 15. Written Communications

    15.1 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 email or provide you with information by posting notices on our website. 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.

  • 16. Notices

    16.1 All notices given by you to us must be given (by letter) to Independent 4 Life Limited at Unit C, Mainline Business Centre, 74 Station Road, Liss, Hampshire, GU33 7AD or (by email) to sales@independent4life.co.uk
    We may give notice to you at either the email or postal address you provide to us when placing an order, or in any of the ways specified in clause 15 above. Notice will be deemed received and properly served immediately when posted on our website, 24 hours after an email is sent, or three 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 email that such email was sent to the specified e-mail address of the addressee.

  • 17. Transfer of Rights and Obligations

    17.1 The Contract between you and us is binding on you and us and on our respective successors and assigns.

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

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

  • 18. Events Outside our Control

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

    18.2 A Force Majeure Event includes any act, event, non-happening, omission or accident beyond our reasonable control and includes in particular (without limitation) the following:

    1. a. Strikes, lock-outs or other industrial action.
    2. b. Civil commotion, riot, invasion, terrorist attack or threat of terrorist attack, war (whether declared or not) or threat or preparation for war.
    3. c. Fire, explosion, storm, flood, earthquake, subsidence, epidemic or other natural disaster.
    4. d. Impossibility of the use of railways, shipping, aircraft, motor transport or other means of public or private transport.
    5. e. Impossibility of the use of public or private telecommunications networks.
    6. f. The acts, decrees, legislation, regulations or restrictions of any government.

    18.3 Our performance under 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 the Contract may be performed despite the Force Majeure Event.

  • 19. Waiver

    19.1 If we fail or delay, at any time during the term of a Contract, to insist upon strict performance by you of any of your obligations this does not mean we have given up our rights and we may still require you to comply with your obligations under the Contract.

    19.2 If we forgive (in writing) any particular default by you of your obligations under a Contract, that does not forgive any subsequent default by you.

  • 20. Severability

    20.1 If 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.

  • 21. Entire Agreement

    22.1 We intend to rely upon these terms and conditions and any document expressly referred to in them in relation to the subject matter of any Contract. While we accept responsibility for statements and representations made by our duly authorised agents, please make sure you ask for any variations from these terms and conditions to be confirmed in writing.

  • 22. Our Right to Vary These Terms and Conditions

    22.1 We have the right to revise and amend these terms and conditions from time to time 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 system's capabilities.

  • 23. Law and Jurisdiction

    23.1 Contracts for the purchase of Products through our site will be governed by English Law. Any dispute arising from, or related to, such Contracts shall be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.