TERMS AND CONDITIONS
WHO WE ARE
We are British Plus-Size clothing label Ellipsus Limited, a limited company registered in England and Wales.
Company registration number: 08194823
Any transaction you enter into with us through our website www.ellipsus.com is entered into with Ellipsus Ltd. Information you provide to us either on our website, by e-mail or through any other means of communication is held by Ellipsus Ltd or our website hosting site Squarespace Inc.
Our store is hosted on Squarespace Inc. They provide us with the online e-commerce platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you. Your data is stored in Squarespace Inc’s secure databases protected via a variety of industry-standard access controls. Secure passwords, SSL encryption, disk-based encryption, firewalls and other measures are in place to protect your data. Unfortunately no company, including Squarespace, can fully eliminate security risks associated with the transmission of personal information through online transactions and you do so at your own risk.
By accessing our website you automatically agree to the following terms and conditions. Our website is provided for your personal use and must not be used for any commercial purpose.
We may change our website and correct, or update, information (including product information) at any time without prior notice. Except with regard to the descriptions of products available for order, we do not guarantee the accuracy of any information provided on our website.
We do not represent or warrant that the material contained in our website, any of the functions of our website and the server will operate without interruption or delay or will be error-free, free of any defects, viruses or bugs or compatible with any other software or material. You must not transmit through, or to, our website any material which is defamatory, distressing, harmful, obscene, pornographic, threatening or material that might infringe upon the rights of others (including intellectual property rights, rights of confidentiality or rights of privacy) or material which does not comply with all relevant laws.
We have taken great care to present the products on our website as accurately as possible but the images you see will, of course, depend on the display and colour capabilities of your viewing equipment. Consequently, we cannot guarantee that the product images you see are a totally accurate representation of the actual merchandise.
Before placing an order please read the following information:
- Accepting your order
- Delivery Policy
- Returns Policy and Instructions.
These pages form an important part of our terms and conditions. They also contain important information about your order.
By submitting an order to us through our website you represent and warrant that the payment details provided are valid and correct and that when your order is accepted and processed by us, payment will be made in full. If the Billing details for your order are the same as your Delivery address details, by placing an order on our website, you confirm that you are the person referred to.
All prices shown on our website are in Pounds Sterling. We reserve the right to change prices if necessary and will do our best to ensure that they are always correctly displayed. However, very occasionally, an error may occur. In this unlikely eventuality, we will attempt to contact you at the e-mail address you gave us when you placed your order. If we cannot contact you, or if we receive no response to our e-mail, we will continue to process the remaining items on your order.
If an item sells out we will take it off our website at the earliest opportunity and it may not be made available again. If items that you order should be out of stock, or delayed for any reason, we will contact you at the e-mail address you provided when placing your order. If we cannot contact you, or receive no response to our e-mail, we will continue to process the remaining items on your order.
All items are subject to availability. If, due to unforeseen circumstances, it is necessary to substitute an item, the item will be of equal or greater value than that it replaces. Substitutions will only be made with your consent.
ACCEPTING YOUR ORDER
The acceptance of your order will be deemed to occur on allocation of the items to your order. The completion of the contract between you and us will occur when the order is despatched, unless you have cancelled the order- in accordance with our instructions.
We will send you an e-mail acknowledging your order, once it has passed through our security checks.
We may not accept your order for one of the following reasons:
- We may have been unable to obtain authorisation for your payment.
- The item you ordered may be out of stock. (See Product Availability.)
- We may have identified a pricing or product description error.
- There may have been a failure to meet the eligibility to order criteria as set out in our Terms and Conditions.
A charge (according to the rate/service that you select) will be made to cover postage and packing on all orders.
We aim to process and deliver items in stock as quickly as possible to virtually anywhere in the UK, Channel Islands and internationally: to your home, place of work or any other address you wish to specify excluding pre-orders (see Pre-orders)
Ellipsus Ltd does not take responsibility for any customs charges, taxes, duties or holding/return fees on any goods held or charged during international delivery. Customers are encouraged to research the rules of their delivery address before placing international orders with us.
We accept the following methods of payment: Visa, Mastercard and American Express.
We take payment from your card at the time your order is placed, including pre-orders.
CANCELLING YOUR ORDER
If you need to cancel your order you must state your intention to do so in writing, via our email address: email@example.com.
We make every effort to process orders immediately, thus it may not always be possible to cancel an order in time, particularly if it has already been dispatched.
In this instance please return the order following the returns instructions contained in the parcel, or please refer to our Returns Policy.
While we hope that you love your purchase, if you are not completely satisfied, we will offer you a full refund. In order to receive a refund or exchange, the item(s) must be unworn and in perfect condition, with all the labels attached, in the original packaging. We can only issue refunds on items that are returned to us within 7 days of receipt within the UK and 14 days of international receipt.
All successfully returned items will be credited to the account used to originally purchase the items. Any items returned from a delivery address outside of the UK will incur any taxes, import duties or shipping charges that apply.
PLEASE NOTE: ‘Unworn and in perfect condition’ means that there are no marks on the item or any damage to the item. We will not accept any item with any indication that it has been used. In such cases, the item will be returned to the purchaser. Ellipsus Ltd. is not responsible for any item that is not returned in the manner set forth above.
PRIVACY AND SECURITY
We have gone to great lengths to create this Privacy and Security policy to demonstrate our commitment to your privacy and the protection of your information. Our website uses the latest technologies to provide a safe, secure site for electronic commerce transactions.
Our Privacy and Security policy forms part of these Terms and Conditions. Visitors under the age of 16 should not sign-in to our website or submit any information to us. The intellectual property rights in our website are owned and controlled by Ellipsus Ltd. All material featured and information provided on our website, whether text or images, are protected by copyright, trademark and other intellectual property rights and are owned by or licensed to Ellipsus Ltd.
You may download, electronically copy or print any of the contents of our website on condition that you are using them for personal and not for commercial purposes. Use for any other purpose is strictly prohibited without prior written permission from Ellipsus Ltd. No right, title or interest in any of the contents of our website will be transferred to you as a result of downloading, electronically copying or printing or attaching to e-mail such material.
LIABILITY AND INDEMNITY
We do not exclude or limit our liability or the liability of any other person for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence- or from their negligence. Except as set out above and in relation to our contractual obligations to supply goods and/or services following acceptance of orders placed on our website, neither we nor any of our agents, affiliates, directors, employees or other representatives will be liable in contract, tort, negligence or otherwise for any loss or damage whatsoever in any way connected with your use of our website.
We shall not be liable for any indirect, or consequential loss of whatever nature, including damage to software or hardware, loss of data, damage or loss of business, loss of profits, or any other indirect or consequential loss arising out of or in connection with your use of our website (including without limitation, any such loss arising out of or in connection with any order placed on the website, whether or not accepted by us).
You agree to indemnify us and our agents and officers, directors and employees, immediately on demand, against all claims, liability, damages, costs and expenses, including legal fees, arising out of any breach of these Terms and Conditions by you. We may terminate your use of our website immediately if we consider that you have breached these Terms and Conditions.
Our store is hosted on Squarespace Inc. They provide us with the online e-commerce platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you. Your data is stored through Squarespace’s data storage, databases and the general Squarespace application. They store your data on a secure server behind a firewall.
Any payment information you provide is stored by the payment gateway provider, Stripe. Stripe is certified to PCI Service Provider Level 1, the most stringent level of certification and maintains strict administrative, technical and physical procedures to protect information stored in it’s servers, which are located in the United States. Access to information is limited (through user/password credentials and software systems) to those employees who require it to perform their job functions. They use industry-standard Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology to safeguard the information as well as data encryption, firewalls, and physical access controls to building and files.
All card numbers are encrypted on disk with AES-256. Decryption keys are stored on separate machines. None of Stripe's internal servers and daemons are able to obtain plaintext card numbers. Stripe's infrastructure for storing, decrypting, and transmitting card numbers runs in separate hosting infrastructure, and doesn't share any credentials with Stripe's primary services (API, website, etc.).
All direct payment gateways adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.
In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us. However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions. For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers.
In particular, remember that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located a different jurisdiction than either you or us. So if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located. As an example, if you are located in the UK and your transaction is processed by a payment gateway located in the United States, then your personal information used in completing that transaction may be subject to disclosure under United States legislation, including the Patriot Act.
As you navigate this site, your web browser may store information on your computer in the form of a "cookie." Cookies are simple text files. They are needed to facilitate automatic logins, password authentication, shopping cart functions, personal preference settings, and a variety of other functions. Most web browsers allow users to clear or block cookies. Refer to your browser's instructions to learn more about such features. Please note that deleting or disabling cookies may limit your user experience.
SECURITY OF E-MAIL CORRESPONDENCE
Our website also invites you to contact us via e-mail, through the 'Contact Us' page. E-mail correspondence is free format text and cannot be encrypted; therefore it is not a secure means of communication. Please do not send sensitive information, such as credit card information, through e-mail.
Although we use advanced security measures to protect your information against loss, misuse and alteration, as is the case with all computer networks linked to the Internet, we cannot absolutely guarantee the security of your information provided over the Internet and cannot be responsible for this.
KEEPING YOUR INFORMATION UP TO DATE
We do our best to ensure that the information we hold is as accurate and as up to date as possible. Please e-mail us firstname.lastname@example.org to notify us of any changes to the information you have previously given to us, or if you are aware of any inaccuracy in the information we hold about you.
DO WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION WITH OTHERS?
We may need to pass your information on to others solely to enable us to provide you with the items you have ordered from us (postage /shipping companies).
WHAT DO WE DO WITH YOUR INFORMATION?
We do not have affiliate relationships with other companies and will not give your information to anyone other than a UK courier or postal service, who will need to know your delivery address and your telephone number so they can process your order.
By giving Ellipsus your Personal Details you consent to this limited disclosure to allow us to make our services available to you.
We may collect non-personal statistical data about the use of the website, such as sales, pages visited, times and volume of use of the services as well as traffic data. This statistical information does not include any information that can identify you personally or enable such third parties to contact you in any way. If we change our policy on disclosure to others, we will inform you and give you the choice of opting out.
We will also retain the information you provide us about yourself and details of any purchases you have made to enable us to offer products that are likely to interest you.
HOW CAN YOU STOP RECEIVING MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS FROM US?
If you wish to stop receiving marketing or market research communications from us or would like us to cease processing your information in any other way you can e-mail us at email@example.com or fill in our form on the Contact page.
DATA PROTECTION LEGISLATION
We comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 in respect of any information we hold.
Our website is controlled and operated in the UK. These Terms and Conditions, and all matters connected with any order you place on our website, are governed by English law and you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts in relation to all matters connected with, or arising out of, our website or any order you place with us on it.
We may change our Terms and Conditions at any time. In the event of any of these Terms and Conditions proving to be invalid or un-enforceable the remainder of these terms and conditions will still continue to have full force and effect.
Visit our Contact page or simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
These Terms and Conditions were last updated 19/10/2014.