Terms & Conditions
CONTENT ON MEALA
Meala is entitled to store or release content, and reserves the right of cancellation, reduction, modification, or correction of such content. Contractual Partners, Language and Conclusion of Contract
Neither the display of goods on the Website nor the sending of products to customers via email etc. is an offer for sale (in the legal sense) but an invitation for you to make an offer in relation thereto. By submitting an order by clicking “order” you make a contractual offer to us in respect of such goods, which we are free to accept or reject. After submitting your order, you will receive a confirmation email from Meala. We are entitled to terminate the contract between us for any reason and at any time up until the commencement of shipping of the products you have ordered.
All contracts entered through the Website are made directly between the customer and Meala.
DRAWING & DESIGN SERVICE
If you require and/or request our team to design and/or manage your interior project, full payment after the free consultation, is required without exception and before our team begin the design service. Following the design fee, 50% payment is required upfront regarding any and all goods which will be supplied by Meala Ltd over the duration of the entire project. The following tables detail the various stages and costs for our Interior design service.
Order acceptance and the completion of the contract between you and Meala will take place on the dispatch of the products ordered by you, unless we have notified you that we do not accept your order or you have cancelled it in accordance with the instructions in Ordering Information. Non-acceptance of an order may be a result of one of the following:
• The product you ordered being unavailable from stock
• Our inability to obtain authorisation for your payment
• The identification of a pricing or product description error
• Not meeting the eligibility to order criteria set out in the Terms & Conditions
PAYMENT OF PURCHASE PRICE AND OWNERSHIP OF GOODS
On point of purchase Meala will take full payment in advance of delivery. If there are any problems with your order, you will be contacted by the Meala team.
CONTRACT CANCELLATION – DISTANCE SELLING REGULATIONS
You are entitled to cancel this contract if you wish to do so, provided you exercise your right no longer than 2 working days after the day on which you receive your delivery. To exercise your right of cancellation you must give written notice to Meala via email or with full details of your order. Notification by telephone is not sufficient. If you exercise your right of cancellation after the items have been delivered to you, you will be responsible for returning your order to Meala at your own cost.
Further, you must take reasonable care to ensure the items are not damaged in the meantime or whilst in transit. Meala reserve the right to refuse a refund
on the item, or deduct up to 100% of the original selling price from the refund amount if we find that the product has not been returned to us in fully re- sellable condition.
Products that fall into the following categories cannot be cancelled or refunded unless they are proven to be faulty:
• Goods which are made to order, made to a customer’s own specifications, made to measure or personalised items.
• Self-assembly furniture cannot be returned once assembly is part or fully completed.
If you wish to exercise your right to cancel this contract prior to order dispatch, please email [email protected] or call +44(0)28 9090 7365 immediately. If your order has already been dispatched, please follow the procedure set out in Refund & Returns. This does not affect your statutory rights.
DESCRIPTION OF PRODUCTS
Each product purchased is sold subject to its Product Description. We will take all reasonable care to ensure that all details, descriptions, and prices of products appearing on the Website are correct at the time when the relevant information was entered onto the system. Although we aim to keep the Website as up to date as possible, the information, including Product Descriptions, appearing on this Website at a particular time may not always reflect the position at the exact moment you place an order.
The dimensions given are written for your guidance. Before ordering, please ensure that there is adequate room to take the furniture through any doorways and windows, taking note of any restricted passageways, stairs, and awkward turns. Please refer to our access guidelines for further information.
With exposure to light and air, cherrywood, maple and oak will mature to a deeper colour. This will be most pronounced in cherrywood, which mellows to a deep copper colour. For this reason objects placed on surfaces could leave ‘shadows’ when removed. Should this happen, exposure to daylight will eventually darken these paler areas.
Leather is a natural product and each hide will have its own individual characteristics and natural marks. Differences in the grain, texture and colour may be apparent from one hide to another and even within the same hide. Meala selects only hides of the highest quality but some marking is inevitable and should be accepted as part of the individual appearance of leather furniture.
All prices are inclusive of VAT (where applicable) at the current rates and are correct at the time of entering the information onto the system. The total cost of your order is the price of the products ordered plus delivery. You confirm that the credit or debit card that is being used is yours. All credit/debit cardholders are subject to validation checks and authorisation by the card issuer. If the issuer of your payment card refuses to or does not, for any reason, authorise payment to us, we will not be liable for any delay or non- delivery.
REFUSAL OF TRANSACTION
We reserve the right to withdraw any products from this Website at any time and/or remove or edit any materials or content on this Website. We may refuse to process a transaction for any reason or refuse service to anyone at any time at our sole discretion. We will not be liable to you or any third party
by reason of our withdrawing any product from this Website whether or not that product has been sold, removing or editing any materials or content on the Website, refusing to process a transaction or unwinding or suspending any transaction after processing has begun.
To be eligible to purchase products on this Website and lawfully enter into and form contracts on this Website under UK law you must:
• Register by providing your real name, phone number, email address,
payment details and other requested information.
• Be over 18 years of age.
• Stipulate a delivery address in Ireland, the United Kingdom or overseas
address validated by our customer service team. Please note that PO box numbers, hotels and accommodation addresses are not acceptable.
• Possess a valid credit or debit card issued by a bank acceptable to us.
Delivery will only be made to addresses within the Ireland, UK and Europe unless otherwise arranged with our Customer Service team prior to placing an order. It is your responsibility to accept delivery at your chosen address.
Meala does not assume any sourcing risk and is only obliged to ship from existing stock or from stock ordered from suppliers. Meala has no liability to you in the event that its obligations to ship products to you ceases to exist when, Meala, through no fault of its own, does not receive goods in full or on
time from suppliers, (provided always that Meala has informed customers as soon as reasonably practicable of the failure of its supplier and/or and has not explicitly agreed a separate sourcing risk). In such circumstances any payments made by you will be refunded.
In cases of force majeure (as subsequently described), shipping duration may increase within reason. Force majeure shall include strike, exclusion, official intervention, energy (or resource) scarcity, shipping difficulties, business complications such as fire or water damage to machinery, lightning or any other unforeseeable business complications for which Meala cannot be held responsible. Meala will inform you of the starting (and ending) point of such shipping impediments as soon as reasonably practicable.
Meala reserves the right to cancel any contract with you if delivery fails three times through your fault. Payments already made will be refunded excluding any and all shipping costs. Meala reserves the right to charge you for additional costs that it may incur due to failed deliveries. If your bespoke goods remain at our warehouse for more than four weeks, during which time you fail to accept delivery/redelivery (despite Meala having contacted you to do so), you may incur a storage charge. We also reserve the right to cancel your order and retain 100% of your order value.
Meala asks you to immediately inform the deliverer/carrier and Meala about obvious damage to your order during transit. Doing so has no influence on your rights but will help Meala to make its own claims against the supplier of goods to Meala or our delivery agent.
Where you have not received your order 10 working days after your Shipment Confirmation email, please notify us immediately so we can look into this for you. Failure to notify us within 10 days of your Shipment Confirmation email could result in your order being lost.
We only deliver through a ground floor or basement to the initial ground level. We cannot deliver above this level unless there is suitable lift access. If you require a special delivery, any extra charges are to be paid by you, the customer. We sell some large and heavy products that on health and safety grounds require more than a two man delivery – we will call you to advise you of any extra cost involved in delivering before your order is processed.
DEFECTIVE GOODS OR DAMAGED GOODS
We strongly advise you to thoroughly check your goods upon receipt. To protect your interests, any claim concerning short delivery and/or damaged and/or defective goods found on delivery, or concerning damaged or defective goods found at a later date, must be notified as soon as possible to our Customer Services department +44 (0)28 9090 7356. We do not accept any claims for damage caused by you the customer.
RETURNS AND REFUNDS
You may cancel your order with us in writing/telephone by emailing [email protected] or calling +44 (0)28 9090 7356 at any time up to 14 working days after the date of delivery without specific reason.
Where goods have been delivered to you, you must return these goods to us; when you notify us of your cancellation, we will inform you how to return the goods to us.
2. Save to the extent that products you receive are faulty or defective your right to cancel your order in accordance with Section 1. does not apply to contracts for the delivery of goods (i) manufactured to your specifications or clearly tailored to your personal needs, or (ii) which are not suitable for return due to their condition – all goods returned must be in a perfect and saleable condition with original product packaging and instructions where appropriate. If the goods do not reach us in a perfect and saleable condition, and in their original packaging, then your right to a full refund may
be affected. If you rightfully exercise your right to cancellation in accordance with Section 1. then Meala will refund the price of the product together with the delivery cost, however you will be responsible for the cost of returning the product. We aim to process these refunds as soon as possible but this may take up to 30 days from the date of cancellation.
3. In addition to the right to cancel your order set out in Section 1. you have the right to return any products you receive within 14 days from the date of delivery. For returns of products, contact the Meala Customer Service on [email protected] or calling +44 (0)28 9090 7356. Meala will send you a return slip to the email address that has been provided. The return slip will guide you through the return process.
Save to the extent that products you receive are faulty or defective your right to return any products that you receive in accordance with Section does not apply to contracts for the delivery of goods (i) manufactured to your specifications or clearly tailored to your personal needs, or (ii) which are not suitable for return due to their condition – all goods returned must be in a perfect and saleable condition with original product packaging and instructions where appropriate. If the goods do not reach us in a perfect and saleable If you rightfully exercise your right to return any products you have received in accordance with Section 3. then Meala will refund the price of the product together with the delivery cost however you will be responsible for the cost of returning the product. We aim to process all such refunds as soon as possible but this may take up to 30 days from the date of return of the product to Meala.
We will arrange to collect this item from you and will apply an appropriate collection charge. The collection charge will be the same cost as the original delivery charge levied and will be deducted from the refund value when processed. To arrange a collection please contact the customer service team on: [email protected] or calling +44 (0)28 90 907356. If your item
has already been dispatched from our warehouse, then we’ll only be able to refund the price of the furniture and not the delivery charge.
RETURNS PROCEDURE FOR DAMAGED FURNITURE DELIVERIES
In the unlikely event that your furniture arrives damaged or faulty please email [email protected] or call +44 (0)28 90 907356 immediately.
The Registered Company address of MyMeala.com is:
5 Manse Road
Company registration number: NI656646
VAT registration number: 309 3011 41