Tableware.uk Terms and Conditions
Please read carefully the following terms & conditions as they set out the basis upon which you can visit and use the
Tableware.uk website ("website"). By accessing our website you are agreeing to be bound by our terms and conditions not
only if you place an Order for any Product through the website but also if you are just visiting or using the website.
If you have any questions relating to these terms and conditions please contact us by e-mail at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on
+44 (0)20 8206 7406 between 9am-5pm GMT
These Terms and Conditions are in two parts, the first relating to the Use of the Website and the second dedicated to
purchasing Products. We reserve the right to change these terms and conditions from time to time and we advise you to
read through them each time that you use the site.
"Chinacraft" Chinacraft Limited Company number 00300239 whose registered office is situated at New Derwent House,
69-73 Theobalds Road, London, United Kingdon, WC1X 8TA, VAT number 238 6958 12
"Conditions" means these terms and conditions and any special terms and conditions agreed between Chinacraft and a
visitor to this website or a Customer;
"Cookies" means small text files which our website places on your computer's hard drive to store information about
your shopping session and to identify your computer;
"Customer" a person who places an Order;
"EC" European Community;
"Information" Personal Information, User Information and any other data captured by us relating to a User;
"Order" a request to purchase a Product or Products;
"Personal Information" means the details provided by a User when you register with us;
"Payment" the amount shown in the total box on the checkout screen as due from you to us in respect
of the Products you Order;
"Product" means a product which is shown on the website and is available to purchase from us;
"Product Description" means the description of an individual Product on the website;
"Return Address" Unit 3 Blueprint Commercial Centre Imperial Way Watford WD24 4JD;
"Special Order Product" a Product which is custom made and flagged in the ordering process as a Special Order
"tableware.uk" is a division of Chinacraft;
"third party sites" websites owned by a third party;
"United Kingdom" means England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands;
"URL" means uniform resource locator which is the address of a file or content on the internet;
"User" means someone who visits the website whether or not that person makes or attempts to make
a purchase of a Product;
"User Information" is information about where you are on the internet (e.g. the URL you came from,
IP address, domain types like .co.uk and .com), your browser type, the country and telephone area code
where your computer is located, the pages of our website that were viewed during your visit, the
advertisements you clicked on, and any search terms that you entered on our Website;
"We/us/our" means tableware.uk;
"website" means the website located at www.tableware.uk.com or any subsequent URL which may replace it;
"You" means a user of this website, whether or not a Customer;
Where used in these Terms and Conditions, a reference to the singular includes the plural and vice versa and
reference to any one gender includes all genders
Use of the website
This website is owned and operated by Chinacraft.
The contents of this website and all rights in and to this website are owned by or licensed to Chinacraft. Any use
of this website or its contents, including copying or storing it, in part or in whole, other than for your own personal,
non-commercial use is prohibited without the prior permission of Chinacraft. You may not modify, adapt, alter, distribute
or create derivative works of or from this website, in whole or in part.
Accuracy of Content
We have taken all reasonable precautions to ensure that the information provided within this website is accurate.
Third Party Links
This site may provide links from time to time to third party sites that we believe may be of interest to you.
We advise you to read the privacy statement applicable to each third party site you visit and you acknowledge that if
you choose to enter a third party site linked to the website we will not accept any responsibility for or liability in
respect of either the contents or your use of these third party sites.
Limitation of Liability
We will not be liable for any loss or damage of any kind suffered by you arising directly or indirectly as a result
- your use of this website or of the information provided within this website;
- unauthorised access by a third party to any data you provide when accessing or ordering from the website;
save that nothing in these terms and conditions shall exclude or limit liability in relation to any damages arising
from death or personal injury resulting from your use of this website to the extent caused by our negligence.
Damage to your Computer
We make all reasonable effort to ensure that this website is free from viruses and defects. However, we cannot
guarantee that use of this website or of any third party websites accessed through it, will not damage your computer
or files programmes and information stored on your computer and we shall not be liable for any loss or damage to your
computer files programmes or information arising as a result of your use of this website.
It is your responsibility that you ensure that all information with regards to your account is kept confidential.
We shall not accept responsibility for any loss or damage as a result of you not keeping all such information
You must not submit any messages to the site that are defamatory, offensive, menacing, abusive, obscene, racist, or
likely to cause nuisance, offence or embarrassment, damage or inconvenience to either us or our customers, or are in
any other way objectionable or illegal. We retain the right to reject any Order you may place and remove any such
comments from any Order placed by you.
Suspension of site
We reserve the right to suspend your use of the website at any time to perform essential maintenance, change details
and to remove any inaccurate or unauthorised material. We reserve the right to terminate your use of the website if you
breach any of these terms and conditions.
This website is not intended for children and we ask that no-one under the age of 18 submits Personal Information to
us or uses this website
As a UK based website we endeavour to ensure that all Personal Information and User Information or "data" provided
is handled in accordance with the 1998 UK Data Protection Act. We use technology that protects your Information as
best we can (including credit card details) from unauthorised use or access. As you will be aware, no information
transferred over the internet or wireless network can be guaranteed to be completely secure and there may be
instances where your data travels internationally. By visiting or using our website you are authorising us to process
your data in this way.
Information we specifically collect and how we use it
When you register with us, we will ask you to input and we will collect Personal Information from you. The information
we request is your name, e-mail address, billing address, delivery address, telephone number, product selections,
credit card or other payment information and a password.
We may also collect, and our third party providers of advertisements and content may collect, User Information.
We may collect User Information even if you do not register with us.
As this site is monitored, it may capture other information about your visit.
We will endeavour only to use or disclose Information collected from you:
- for contacting you directly in relation to an Order placed by you;
- to enable us to process Orders placed by you;
- for the purposes of improving the efficiency of the delivery of our services to you;
- to other companies in the same group of companies as Chinacraft or to a third party who acquires all or
substantially all of the assets of Chinacraft or tableware.uk (this is because the Information forms part
of our assets,) whether by merger acquisition reorganisation or otherwise.
We are committed to working towards continually improving our services to our Users and in connection therewith to
use or disclose the Information in the course of performing marketing and promotional activities and understanding the
buying behaviour of Users. Save as set out above, we will not sell use or otherwise disclose, any Information we hold
about you to any third parties unless you have provided us with your consent to do so.
When you create a shopping account while ordering online you will be given the option to receive information from
tableware.uk and/or Chinacraft by post, e-mail or telephone, about products, promotions or special offers which we feel
may be of interest to you. In the event that you do not wish to be contacted for such purposes, ensure that you tick the
appropriate box as you go through the registration process. You may unsubscribe from our contact list at any time by
replying to a promotional e-mail with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject line, e-mailing us at
email@example.com or calling us on
+44 (0)20 8206 7406 between 9am-5pm GMT.
retrieve your shopping basket at any time. They are not computer programmes and are incapable of reading any material
on your hard disk or disseminate viruses. They only contain such Information as you have provided to us on the website.
You can set up your computer so that it rejects cookies,(you will find instructions on how to do this at
www.aboutcookies.org). If you configure your computer to
reject cookies, in common with other online shopping facilities, you will be unable to use the shopping facility on this
You should be aware that if requested by the police or any other regulatory or government authority investigating
suspected illegal activities to provide your Information, we are entitled to do so.
If you wish to receive a copy of your Information held by us or if you have any questions about this privacy
policy, or the use of your Information, or if you simply wish to request us to stop using your Information in any way,
please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to the Internet Department of tableware.uk.com as follows:
Customer Services Department,
138 Barlby Rd
Purchase of Products
In order to purchase a Product you have to enter into a contract with us.
The technical steps required to create the contract between you and us are as follows:
- Having decided which Product or Products you wish to purchase, you will be guided through the
process of placing an Order by a series of simple instructions on the website.
- If you choose to order by telephone, these terms and conditions will nonetheless govern the
contractual relationship between us.
- Once we have received your Order, we will send you an order acknowledgement email detailing the
Products you have ordered. This is not an order confirmation or order acceptance from tableware uk
- We may choose whether or not to accept your Order at any time up to completion of our contract.
If we send you a non acceptance e mail it means that we do not accept your Order. Reasons why we
might not accept an Order might include but are not limited to:
- our inability to source the Product at a reasonable price or within a reasonable time period;.
- our inability to obtain authorisation for your Payment;
- a pricing or Product Description error;
- your failure to meet the eligibility criteria set out in these terms and conditions.
- If we do not send you a non acceptance email, we will email you to notify you that we have the Products
in stock. If the Products are not in stock, we will email you to let you know this and to give you an indication
of when we expect to be in a position to dispatch your Order.
- If you have paid by cheque or bankers draft we will bank your cheque or draft giving sufficient time for it
to clear, or if you are paying by credit or debit card, we will take Payment from your card shortly, in each
case, before we despatch the Products you have ordered from our warehouse.
- Once dispatched we will send you a despatch confirmation email which will enable you to track your Order should
you so wish.
- Completion of the contract between us will take place on the despatch to you of the Products you have ordered.
- If your order is for a Special Order Product our contract will be concluded when we send you an email confirming
that we have accepted your Order and we take from you one half of the Payment.
- Provided that your Order is not for a Special Order Product or of pierced jewellery, you may choose to cancel your
Order in accordance with the provisions set out in the section below headed "Contract Cancellation and Returns".
If you do require any information regarding Orders you have placed with Chinacraft please email or write to us at
the following address:
138 Barlby Rd
If the Products are delivered within the EC, save where the Product is a Special Order Product or an item of
pierced jewellery, you are entitled to cancel this contract if you so wish by giving us notice in writing at any
time up to the end of the seventh working day after the day on which the Product is delivered. You do not need to
give us a reason for cancelling nor will you have to pay any penalty.
We should be grateful if following your notice of cancellation, you would return the Product to us at our Returns
Address. Please note that the cost of returning the Product to us is your cost and the Product remains at your risk
until received by us. A full refund will be given within 30 days of cancellation provided that the Product is
returned to us in the saleable condition in which it was delivered to you including original presentation/gift
boxes (where applicable) and subject to your meeting the costs of returning the Product to us. If you fail to
pay the costs of delivery or fail to return the Product to us, we shall be entitled not only in the latter case
to collect the Product but also to deduct our costs from the amount to be re-credited to you.
For health and hygiene reasons we will not accept the cancellation of a contract to purchase or the return of
any item of pierced jewellery.
In the unlikely event that you receive a Product that is broken or faulty we will replace it free of charge.
Items which are broken or defective on arrival must be notified to us in writing at the Returns Address within 3
days of receipt failing which we will have no liability to you.
We may request a photograph of the item and/or require the item to be returned to us. You must retain the broken
or faulty Product and its packaging until we have settled the matter.
Please note that refunds to be made in respect of cancellations or returns can only be made to the original card
of purchase or using the same method of payment. If this does not seem possible for some reason please do contact us
by telephone to discuss whether there are any alternatives available to us.
Payment can be made by cheque, bankers draft, direct bank transfer, money order or by using any of the following
cards: Visa, Mastercard, Visa Electron, American Express, JCB.
By offering a card for payment, you confirm that the credit or debit card being offered is yours. Please note that
all credit/debit cardholders are subject to validation checks and authorisation by the card issuer. If the issuer of
your payment card refuses to pay or does not for any reason authorise the Payment, we will not be liable for any delay
in delivery or non-delivery of the Product.
Please note that we retain the legal ownership of all Products until full payment has been made by you and received
If we make a refund to you in respect of any Product, legal ownership will revert to us.
Risk in a Product transfers to you upon delivery of the Product to you.
Delivery charges are calculated by a formula, which incorporates the weight, number of items and destination and
will be displayed during the order process but occasionally due to the size or make up of your Order during the order
process you may be advised that we will email you subsequent to your placing your Order with a quotation for the
We will not take payment until you have confirmed your Order in writing once we have advised you of the delivery
Once we have acknowledged your Order, as soon as we are able, we will provide you with an estimated delivery date.
In the ordering process if your delivery address is within the UK you are able to choose your delivery option.
Saturday morning delivery is available within the UK at an additional rate which is 50% of the standard delivery
charge. If you require Saturday delivery please make a note in the comments box on your order.
We use a courier (usually Parcelforce) for all overseas deliveries.
We will deliver the Product to the address you give us for delivery at the time you place your Order.
We will email you when the Product is dispatched.
If the Products you have ordered are not received within the expected delivery window, we suggest you use the
facility to track your Order by going to the "order status/history" section of our Customer Services area using
the details provided in our dispatch email.
When Products are delivered to you, the carrier normally requires proof of delivery by way of a signature. If
there is no one in to receive the Products the carrier will normally leave a card. It is your responsibility to
contact the carrier to rearrange delivery. Carriers will normally hold goods for 14 days only. If the parcel is
unclaimed and returned to us we may at our discretion charge you for a subsequent re-delivery
It is possible to specify where the Product should be left if you are out by putting a note in the special
instructions box and giving "if out" instructions. You should be aware that giving us these instructions means that
you acknowledge that the Product will be left as requested but entirely at your own risk.
Liability for non delivery
If you do not receive goods ordered by you within 30 days of the date of our dispatch confirmation email, we shall
have no liability to you unless you notify us in writing at our Returns Address or by email to
email@example.com of the problem
within 40 days of the date of the dispatch confirmation email.
If you do notify us of non-delivery, our only obligation will be, at our option:
- to make good any shortage or non-delivery; or
- to refund to you the amount paid by you for the Products in question in whatever way we choose.
Save as precluded by law, we will not be liable to you for any indirect or consequential loss, damage or
expenses (including loss of profits, business or goodwill) howsoever arising out of any problem you notify
to us under this paragraph and we shall have no liability to pay any money to you by way of compensation
other than to refund to you the amount paid by you for the goods in question as set out above.
Description of products
Each Product purchased is sold subject to its unique Product Description
Accuracy of description
We take all reasonable care to ensure that all details, descriptions and prices of Products appearing on the
website are correct at the time of publishing and that all Products have been fairly described including where
possible by displaying the dimensions, capacities, compositions and colours of Products.. However, as the actual
colours you see will depend on your monitor, whilst all reasonable effort has been taken to display Product
colours accurately, we cannot guarantee that your monitor’s display will accurately reflect this.
In relation to Spode & Royal Worcester, we regret that we now have very limited stocks of original Spode or
Royal Worcester products. Spode and Royal Worcester are now owned by Portmeirion Potteries Ltd (Portmeirion) and
although every effort has been made to ensure a continuity in design a new manufacturing process improving the
quality of these products has meant that some colours used in the decorating process may differ from the original
Spode & Royal Worcester products.
There may be notable differences in colour or pattern variations when these new products are compared to similar
items originally produced or supplied by Spode & Royal Worcester Ltd
tableware.uk gift vouchers & promotional discounts
tableware.uk gift vouchers can be purchased and exchanged for goods only on line at
Gift vouchers may not be exchanged for cash.
Gift vouchers can only be redeemed on line.
We are unable to accept gift vouchers as payment for telephone or mail orders/
If the Products purchased online total less than the value of the gift vouchers, a new gift voucher will be
issued in the same currency as the original voucher for the balance within the denominations of gift vouchers
current at that time.
If you have to return goods you have purchased online using gift vouchers, we will issue you with another gift
voucher of equal value. This does not affect your statutory rights.
Promotional discount codes offered by tableware.uk are valid only for use as part of a purchase made via
tableware.uk.com unless otherwise stated.
All our prices are displayed including VAT and Customers ordering Products for delivery to an address within
the EC will pay VAT. Customers ordering Products for delivery outside the EC are entitled to pay ex VAT prices.
The amount of the Payment shown in the checkout screen will be adjusted and VAT deducted when the delivery address
is completed during the order process.
If delivery is to a recognised shipping company who can provide satisfactory exemption documentation, you will
not pay VAT and we will notify you during the ordering process if we have to invoice you subsequent to the
placing of your Order
We regret that in line with regulations, we are unable to refund VAT on goods that are hand carried out of the EC.
Complaints & submission of information
If you wish to contact us to complain about any matter in regard to the merchandise, please email us at
or write to us at:
138 Barlby Road
You agree fully to indemnify, defend and hold us, and our officers, directors, employees, agents and suppliers,
harmless immediately on demand, from and against all claims, liability, damages, losses, costs and expenses,
including reasonable legal fees, arising out of any breach of the terms and conditions by you or any other
liabilities arising out of your use of this website, or the use by any other person accessing the website
using your shopping account and/or your Personal Information.
Compliance with laws
The website may be used only for lawful purposes and in a lawful manner. You agree to comply with all applicable
laws, statutes and regulations regarding the website and any transactions conducted on or through the website.
You must observe and comply with all applicable regulations and legislation, including obtaining all necessary
customs, import or other permits to purchase Products from this website. The importation or exportation of certain
Products to you may be prohibited by certain national laws. We make no representation and accept no liability in
respect of the export or import of the Products you purchase.
Proposition 65 in the State of California, USA
We make every effort to warn customers requesting delivery to the State of California about Products we sell
which are covered under this legislation. An advice notice will appear during the ordering process and on the
packing note accompanying the Products on delivery if we have received advice from manufacturers that a Product
may contain sufficient lead levels to require the advice warning.
We do not accept any liability if for any reason we fail to warn of Prop65 status beyond accepting the return
of the Products.
We will not accept return where we have warned of the lead content of the product.
Sale of Knives to persons under 18 years of age.
Under UK law we are prohibited from selling certain bladed Products to minors, i.e. persons under the age of 18.
We will take all necessary steps to prove the age of purchasers’ of such items and we reserve the right to cancel
any Order where we believe these rules may be breached without providing any further reason.
Unless otherwise expressly stated in these terms and conditions all notices from you to us must be in writing
and sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
or by post to our Returns Address and all notices from us to you will be displayed on our website from time to time.
Limitation of liability
Whilst we have taken reasonable endeavours to verify the accuracy of any information we place on the website,
we make no warranties, whether express or implied in relation to its accuracy. The website is provided on an
"as is" and "as available" basis without any representation or endorsement made and we make no warranties of
any kind, 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, conditions of completeness, or any implied warranty arising from course of dealing or usage
We make no warranty that the website will meet your requirements or will be uninterrupted, 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 make no representation as to functionality, accuracy or reliability of the website. We will not be
responsible or liable to you for any loss of content or material uploaded or transmitted through the website.
To the fullest extent permissible under applicable law, we disclaim any and all warranties of any kind,
whether express or implied, in relation to the Products. This does not affect your statutory rights as a
consumer, nor does it affect your statutory right to cancel an Order placed.
We will not be liable to you, in contract, or tort (including, without limitation, negligence), or
for any pre-contract or other representations made, other than fraudulent or negligent misrepresentations, or
- any economic losses (including without limitation loss of revenues, profits, contracts, business or
anticipated savings); or
- any loss of goodwill or reputation; or
- any special or indirect losses
suffered or incurred by you.
Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall exclude or limit our liability for death or personal injury
resulting from our negligence or that of our servants, agents or employees.
Events Beyond our Control
We shall have no liability to you for any failure to deliver Products you have ordered or any delay in
doing so or for any damage or defect to goods delivered that is caused by any event or circumstance beyond
our reasonable control including, without limitation, strikes, lock-outs and other industrial disputes,
breakdown of systems or network access, flood, fire, explosion or accident.
Third Party Rights
Except for our affiliates, directors, employees or representatives, a person who is not a party to any
agreement between us has no right under the UK Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any
term of our agreement but this does not affect any right or remedy of a third party that exists or is available
apart from that Act.
Severance and Survival
If any part of these terms and conditions shall be deemed unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then
that provision shall be deemed to be severable from the terms and conditions and shall not affect the validity and
enforceability of any of the remaining provisions of the terms and conditions each provision of which shall be
construed as separately applying and surviving.
No waiver by us shall be construed as a waiver of any proceeding or succeeding breach of any provision
These terms and conditions and any variation thereto that we agree to during the order process govern our
relationship with you with regard to your use of the website and purchase of Products from us. You confirm that,
in agreeing to accept the terms and conditions, you have not relied on any representation save insofar as the
same has expressly been made a term of these terms and conditions and you agree that you shall have no remedy in
respect of any representation. Your statutory rights are not affected by these terms and conditions.
Changes to legal notices
We reserve the right to change these terms & conditions from time to time and we encourage you to review them
as often as possible. Any changes are effective immediately upon posting to the website.
The terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and you
irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.
These terms & conditions do not affect your statutory legal rights.