Terms, Conditions & Privacy Policy 

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Our Promise

At The Runner Bean Coffee Co we are committed to providing an excellent service. If you have purchased any of our products, or indeed received a gift with which you are not entirely happy, please contact us with your comments; we need to know where we can improve our service and products, and will do all we can to put it right for you. We will endeavour to respond to all queries within 7 working days.

Our Offers

Any offers we make, from time to time, are designed to be used independently, and are not available in conjunction with any other offers that may be available from time to time.

We reserve the right to withdraw any offers without notice.

Service Availability

Our site is only intended for use by people resident in the United Kingdom however we do ship internationally. 

Your Status

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

  • You are legally capable of entering into binding contracts;

  • You are at least 18 years old;

  • You are resident in the United Kingdom; and

  • You are accessing our site from that country.

How The Contract Is Formed Between You & Us

Please note that due to the method we use for secure online payment we take full payment for your order in advance of despatch (pre-payment). After placing an order and making a pre-payment, you will receive an e-mail from us acknowledging that we have received your order and pre-payment (an Order acknowledgment). Please note that this does not mean that your order has been accepted. Your order and your pre-payment constitute 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 the Product has been dispatched (Dispatch Confirmation). The contract between us (Contract) will only be formed when we send you the Dispatch Confirmation. If we do not accept your order we will return your pre-payment to you as soon as we reasonably can and in any event within 30 days of your original offer to us.

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

Links To Other Sites

We may provide links on our site to the websites of other companies, whether affiliated with us or not. We cannot give any undertaking, that any products that you may purchase from such businesses or companies to whose website we have provided a link on our site, will be of satisfactory quality, and any such warranties are DISCLAIMED by us absolutely. This DISCLAIMER does not affect your statutory rights.

Consumer Rights

If you are contracting as a consumer, you may cancel a Contract at any time within seven working days, beginning on the day after you received the Products. In this case, you will receive a full refund of the price paid for the Products in accordance with our refunds policy (set out below).

To cancel a Contract, you must inform us in writing and return the Product(s) to us immediately in the same condition in which you received them and unopened, and at your own cost and risk.

You will not have any right to cancel a Contract for the supply of roasted coffee.

Details of this statutory right, and an explanation of how to exercise it, are provided in the Dispatch Confirmation. This provision does not affect your statutory rights.

Availability & Delivery

Your order will be fulfilled by the delivery date set out in the Dispatch Confirmation or, if no delivery date is specified, then within 30 days of the date of the Dispatch Confirmation, unless there are exceptional circumstances. However, we will endeavour to dispatch your order within 24 hours.

We will deliver the products ordered by you to the address you give us for delivery at the time you place your order. It is, however, your responsibility to provide us with accurate delivery address details. We do not check or verify addresses and messages supplied by you.

Risk & 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 charges.

Price & Payment

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

These prices include VAT, where applicable, but exclude delivery costs, which will be added to the total amount due as set out in our Delivery Guide.

Prices are liable to change at any time, but changes will not affect orders in respect of which we have already sent you a Dispatch 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. We will normally verify prices as part of our dispatch procedures so that, 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 Products’ 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 cancel your order and notify you of such a cancellation.

We are under no obligation to provide the Product to you at the incorrect (lower) price, even after we have sent you a Dispatch Confirmation, if the pricing error is obvious and unmistakeable and could have reasonably been recognised by you as a mis-pricing.

Payment for all Products must be by credit or debit card. We accept payment with Paypal. We charge your credit or debit card in full when you place an order. Any credits due for refunds or cancellation are processed as soon as possible but in any event within 30 days of notification of such refunds or cancellation. Please refer to the clauses below; ‘Our refunds policy’. 

Our Refunds Policy

When you return a Product to us (for instance, because you have cancelled the Contract between us, or have notified us in accordance with the paragraph below ‘Our right to vary theses terms and conditions’, that you do not agree to any change in these terms and conditions or in any of our policies, or because you claim that the Product is defective), we will examine the returned Product and will notify you of your refund via e-mail within a reasonable period of time. We will usually refund any money received from you using the same method originally used by you to pay for your purchase. We will usually process the refund due to you as soon as possible and, in any case, within 30 days of the day we received your cancellation or the day we confirmed to you via e-mail that you were entitled to a refund for delivery of the defective Product.

Products returned by you because they are not of satisfactory quality will be refunded in full, including a refund of the delivery charges for sending the item to you and the cost incurred by you in returning the item to us.

Products returned by you within the seven-day cooling-off period (see the Consumer Rights paragraphs above) will be refunded in full, including the cost of sending the item to You. However, you will be responsible for the cost of returning the item to us.

We May Not Accept Your Order

We reserve the right not to accept your order if:

  • We have insufficient stock to deliver the products you have ordered. If this is the case, we will contact you to advise of an availability date or to offer you a substitute product.

  • We do not deliver to your area.

  • One or more of the products you ordered was listed at an incorrect price due to a typographical error. If this is the case, we will contact you in accordance with the Price and payment paragraph above.

  • If we do not accept your order we will notify you by email and will re-credit to your account any sum deducted by us from your credit card as soon as possible but in any event within 30 days from the date of the order. We will not be obliged to offer any additional compensation for disappointment suffered.

Our Liability

We warrant to you that any Product purchased from us through our site is of satisfactory quality.

Our liability in connection with any Product purchased through our site is strictly limited to the purchase price of that Product.

This does not include or limit in any way our liability:

For death or personal injury caused by our negligence;

Under section 2(3) of the Consumer Protection Act 1987;

For fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or

For any matter for which it would be illegal for us to exclude, or attempt to exclude, our liability.

We accept no liability for any loss of income or revenue, loss of business, loss of profits or contracts, loss of anticipated savings, loss of data, waste of management or office time or for any indirect or consequential loss or damage of any kind however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable.

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 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.

Notices

All notices given by you to us must be in writing and sent to Runner Bean Coffee Co, Thatcham, Berks, RG19 3RN. We may give notice to you at either the e-mail or postal address you provide to us when placing an order. Notice will be deemed received and properly served immediately when posted on our website, 24 hours after an e-mail 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 e-mail, that such e-mail was sent to the specified e-mail address of the addressee.

Transfer Of Rights & Legal Ownership

The 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 a 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 a Contract, or any of our rights or obligations arising under it, at any time during the term of the Contract.

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 a 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 (without limitation) 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.

  • The acts, decrees, legislation, regulations or restrictions of any government.

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.

Privacy

You acknowledge and agree to be bound by the terms of our privacy policy.

Your use of this website (“our site”)

You acknowledge and agree to be bound by our terms of website use and our acceptable use policies.

Third Party Rights

Except for our affiliates, directors, employees or representatives, a person who is not party to this agreement has no right under the UK Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any terms 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.

Waiver

If we fail, at any time during the term of a 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 the 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 paragraph above.

Severability

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.

Entire Agreement

These terms and conditions and any document expressly referred to in them, together with our current website prices, delivery details, contact details, represent the entire agreement between us in relation to the subject matter of any Contract and supersede any prior agreement, understanding or arrangement between us or our employees, whether oral or in writing.

We each acknowledge that, in entering into a 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 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 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.

Our Right To Vary These Terms & Conditions

We have the right to revise and amend these terms and conditions from time to time.

Any changes we may make to our terms and conditions in the future will be posted on these pages. You are expected to check these pages from time to time to take notice of any changes we have made, as they are binding on you. Some of the provisions contained our terms and conditions may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our site.

You will be subject to the policies and terms and conditions in force at the time that you 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 Dispatch 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 seven working days of receipt by you of the Products).

Law & Jurisdiction

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 exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales, although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these conditions in your country of residence or any other relevant country.

Privacy Policy

 

General

The Runner Bean Coffee Co ("We") are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

 

This policy (together with our Website Terms of Use and any other documents referred to on it) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

Information We May Collect From You

We may collect and process the following data about you:

Information that you provide by filling in forms on our site www.TheRunnerBeanCoffeeCo.co.uk (“site”). This includes information provided at the time of registering to use our site, subscribing to our service, purchasing goods, posting material or requesting further services. We may also ask you for information when you enter a competition or promotion sponsored by The Runner Bean Coffee Co and when you report a problem with our site.

If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.

We may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.

Details of transactions you carry out through our site and of the fulfilment of your orders.

Details of your visits to our site including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, whether this is required for our own billing purposes or otherwise and the resources that you access.

IP Addresses and Cookies

We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual. For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us:

To estimate our audience size and usage pattern.

To store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our site according to your individual interests.

To speed up your searches.

To recognise you when you return to our site.

You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you log on to our site.

Please note that our advertisers may also use cookies, over which we have no control.

Uses Made of the Information

We use information held about you in the following ways:

To ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.

To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes.

To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us.

To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so.

To notify you about changes to our service.

We may also use your data, or permit selected third parties to use your data, to provide you with information about goods and services which may be of interest to you and we or they may contact you about these by post or telephone.

If you are an existing customer, we will only contact you by telephone or by electronic means (e-mail or SMS) with information about goods and services similar to those which were the subject of a previous sale to you.

If you are a new customer, and where we permit selected third parties to use your data, we (or they) will contact you by electronic means only if you have consented to this.

If you do not want us to use your data in this way, or to pass your details on to third parties for marketing purposes, please tick the relevant box situated on the form on which we collect your data.

We do not disclose information about identifiable individuals to our advertisers, but we may provide them with aggregate information about our users (for example, we may inform them that 500 men aged under 30 have clicked on their advertisement on any given day). We may also use such aggregate information to help advertisers reach the kind of audience they want to target (for example, women in SW1). We may make use of the personal data we have collected from you to enable us to comply with our advertisers' wishes by displaying their advertisement to that target audience.

Disclosure of Your Information

We may disclose your personal information to any member of our company.

We may disclose your personal information to third parties:

In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.

If The Runner Bean Coffee Co or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.

If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our Website Terms of Use or Terms & Conditions and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of The Runner Bean Coffee Co, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

Your Personal Information

Personal information held by The Runner Bean Coffee Co about you, may include:​

  • name;

  • address;

  • gender;

  • date of birth;

  • telephone numbers;

  • e-mail address;

  • purchasing details;

  • employment details;

  • financial information;

  • organisation or event details; and

  • any other relevant information.

 

Your Rights

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. 

You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at info@therunnerbeancoffeeco.co.uk.

Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

Access to Information

The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.

Complaints

If you have a complaint about the way we have dealt with your personal information, please contact us on 01635 867009. We will make all reasonable attempts to respond to your complaints or requests.

 

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail.

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