Terms & Conditions

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to visit Michael
Sweeney's Gifts and Scratch Cards (www.michael-sweeney.com)

Please read these terms and conditions carefully before using this website operated by Michael
Sweeney (also referred here as ‘I' & 'me’.) and hosted by a third party web hosting
company.  These terms and conditions contain important information about your rights and
obligations.  You can print out these terms and conditions by clicking on the print icon on your
browser.


General Information

•Michael Sweeney is a sole trader Business in Northern Ireland (United Kingdom).

•This website is an online shop selling primarily a selection of products that can be used as
gifts or for fundraising.  Some items are novelties and gimmick items.  Any item listed as
licenced has come from reputable distributors with a licence to produce said items.

•Preferred method of contact is by email: info@michael-sweeney.com

•I can also be contacted by telephone on 07716 985 055.  If I am unable to answer your call I
will call you back at my first earliest opportunity.

•You can write to me at Michael Sweeney, c/o 5 Grasmere Court, Coleraine, Co.
Londonderry, N. Ireland, BT52 2DL.

•I am not VAT registered as turnover does not meet the V.A.T. threshold and as a result I am
unable to offer separate V.A.T. Receipt.

•This website has been set up for UK sales.  If ordering from outside the UK please contact
me for a quote due to the differences in costs of shipping to locations outside the UK

•Prices are for UK purchases only, any purchases made outside the UK may incur additional
charges for the country of destination such as import duties.

•Information received is not shared with third parties in line with the Data Protection Act 1998
and General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) 2018.

•Website may be altered/changed without notice.  This does not affect your statutory rights or
terms and conditions.


Legal Obligations

•You assume total responsibility and risk for your use of our website and use of all information
contained within it

•I have endeavoured to ensure that this website complies with UK laws, including without
limitation, General Data Protection Regulations 2018, The Consumer Rights Act 2015, The E
Commerce Regulations 2002, The Data Protection Act 1998, the Disability Discrimination Act
1995 and the general law.  However, I make no representations that materials on this website
are appropriate or available for use in locations outside the UK.  Those who visit this website
from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with all
applicable laws.  If use of this website and/or viewing of it, or use of any material or content
on our website, or products offered through our website or services, are contrary to or
infringe any applicable law in your jurisdiction(s), you are not authorised to view or use our
website and you must exit immediately.  


Purchases & Payment

•All products for sale on this site are the property of Michael Sweeney and associates until full
payment has been received.

•Full payment must be received before orders are processed.  Prices on the website excludes
shipping which is calculated at check out.

•Prefered method of payment is PAYPAL (note that PayPal now accepts credit or debit card
payments without the need to create a PayPal account).

•Cheques and Postal Orders can be made payable to Scratch Labels UK of 5 Grasmere Court,
Coleraine, Co. Londonderry, N. Ireland, BT52 2DL.

•Please note that some of the coloured / holographic scratch off stickers may require an
additional amount of pressure applied to scratch off properly.

WE DO NOT ACCEPT ORDERS FROM USA AND CANADA. REFUNDS WILL BE
GIVEN IF AN ORDER ARRIVES FROM ONE OF THESE LOCATIONS.


Shipping & Returns

•Most orders are dispatched within 1 - 3 working days from within the UK using Royal Mail
First Class 'Signed For' or Parcelforce depending on the size of the order.  As such delivery is
normally received inside 5 working day.

•Please note if your item is out of stock it may take up to 28 days for delivery.

•Contact me before ordering to check availability and estimated delivery if you need your items
quickly.

•A full refund will be offered if I cannot dispatch within a time frame that meets your needs.

•Returning customers who have a standing recurring order can expect dispatch within 1 - 3
working days (not including bank or public holidays).

•Products are packaged in such a way to allow the best possible protection from damage.

•Shipping is calculated at checkout for UK purchases only.  If ordering from outside the UK
please contact me for a quote.  Any international (Non-UK) orders placed will be refunded
where a quote has not been obtained.

•Please note that I allow 28 days for you to cancel and return your order(s). Please note that
the buyer is responsible for return postage with the exception of where there is an error with
the order.  If the order is wrong then I pay the postage. This is in line with the Consumer
Rights Act 2015.

WE DO NOT ACCEPT ORDERS FROM USA AND CANADA. REFUNDS WILL BE
GIVEN IF AN ORDER ARRIVES FROM ONE OF THESE LOCATIONS.


Distance Selling Regulations

•Distance Selling Regulations (DSR) apply to all goods purchased from this site

•Goods may be returned within 28 days following receipt of the item(s), provided that they are
returned in the original packaging, in the same condition and notification of your intent to
return has been made in writing or by e-mail.

•In line with DSR, personalised, customised or any other product where an adjustment has
been made are excluded and cannot be returned.

•Any additional shipping costs are non-refundable.

•WE DO NOT SHIP TO USA OR CANADA


Ordering from outside the UK

•Products purchased to go to destinations outside the UK may incur additional postage charges
before ordering please contact me to obtain a quote as shipping is not calculated at checkout
for international orders.  International orders placed without a quote being obtained will be
refunded.

•Products arriving in your country of origin may incur additional customs/import duties.

•It is your responsibility as the buyer that the products you purchase do not break any laws (or
are illegal) in your country.

•All products dispatched to foreign destinations are covered by the above mentioned Distance
Selling Destinations.

•ANY ORDERS ORIGINATING FROM THE USA OR CANADA WILL BE REFUNDED
AS WE CAN NOT DISPATCH TO THOSE DESTINATIONS.


Cookies

•Like many websites this website uses cookies to store and then retrieve small bits of
information on your computer when you visit. This information is used to make the site work
as you expect it to. It is not personally identifiable to you, but it can be used to give you a
more personalised web experience.

•Some of the information stored is put there by other companies whose software has been
added to the site, and this can also impact your experience of other websites you may visit
after leaving mine.

•If you continue to use this site without taking action to prevent the storage of this
information, you are effectively agreeing to this use.


Links

•I make no representations whatsoever about any other websites which you may access
through this website or which may link to this website.

•When you access any other website you understand that it is independent from www.michael-
sweeney.com and that I have no control over the content or availability of that website.  In
addition, a link to any other website does not mean that I endorse or accept any responsibility
for the content, or the use of,such a website and I shall not be liable for any loss or damage
cause or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any content,
goods or services available on or through any other website or resource.  Any concerns
regarding any external link should be directed to that website administrator or web master.


Term & Conditions are subject to amendment and/or change.