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All direct orders for Class Publishing products are handled by our distributor Macmillan Distribution (MDL). Therefore all terms and conditions for purchase of goods through this website are subject to the terms and conditions of Macmillan Distribution. As follows:

MACMILLAN TERMS AND CONDITIONS: NON TRADE CUSTOMERS

The following terms and conditions apply to all orders for goods that we receive from you, unless otherwise agreed in writing signed by an authorised representative of MDL, and supersede any previous correspondence or discussions between MDL or any authorised agent of MDL and the customer.  Customers' terms of purchaser will not apply.

1. Orders

A. No order submitted to MDL shall be deemed to be accepted by MDL unless and until confirmed in writing (by invoice submitted with goods delivered, or otherwise) by MDL or by an authorised agent or representative of MDL.

B. By accepting delivery of any goods the customer acknowledges receipt of and agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions.  All goods are supplied by MDL, unless the relevant invoice expressly states otherwise.

2. Risk and Title

A. Risk of damage to or loss of any particular goods supplied by MDL to the customer will pass to the customer on delivery of those goods or, if the customer wrongfully fails to take delivery of those goods, the time when those goods are tendered for delivery. Title and property in any goods, including full legal and beneficial ownership, shall not pass to the customer until MDL has received full payment (in cash or cleared funds) for all goods delivered to the customer under this and all other contracts between the customer and MDL. Full payment of the goods shall include the amount of any interest or other sum payable under the terms of this and all other contracts between the customer and MDL.

3. Charging and Selling

A. All books are sold subject to the condition that they shall not, by way of trade or otherwise, be lent, re-sold, hired out or otherwise circulated without our prior consent in any form of binding or cover other than that in which it is published and without a condition to the same effect as this condition being imposed on the subsequent purchase.

4. Payment

A. The price of goods is the published price as shown on the invoice less such discount (if any) shown on the invoice. The price is exclusive of any applicable value added or other tax which the customer shall be additionally liable to pay to MDL as shown on the invoice.

B. No settlement discounts or other deductions may be made against amounts due on MDL's invoice(s) or statement(s).

C. If the customer fails to make any payment on the due date then, without prejudice to any other right or remedy available to MDL, MDL shall be entitled to charge the customer interest (both before and after any judgement) on the amount unpaid at the rate of 3% per annum above National Westminster Bank Plc base rate from time to time, until payment in full is made.

D. MDL reserves the right to withhold further supplies in the event of amounts payable being overdue, breach of any of the conditions of this agreement, or any other reason which at MDL's discretion warrants such action.

5. Liability

A. The agreement for the supply of goods shall be governed by the laws of England and these terms and conditions will be interpreted in accordance with those laws.

B. MDL shall not be liable for any failure in performing any of its obligations under the agreement if the failure was due to any cause beyond MDL's reasonable control.

C. Save as expressly provided in these terms and conditions all warranties, conditions or other terms implied by statute or common law are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.

D. Where the goods are sold to a consumer the consumer's statutory rights are not affected by these terms and conditions.

E. Except in respect of death or personal injury caused by MDL's negligence or the negligence of any employee or authorised agent or representative of MDL, any fraudulent misrepresentation by MDL or an authorised agent or representative of MDL or any implied term as to title or quiet enjoyment, MDL shall not be liable to the customer by reason of any representation or any implied warranty, condition or other term or any duty at common law or under the express terms of the agreement or otherwise for any loss of profit, loss of sales, loss of goodwill, loss of business or any indirect or consequential loss or damage howsoever caused which arises out of or in connection with the supply of the goods or their use or resale by the customer except as expressly provided in these terms and conditions.

6. Insolvency

A. If:-

(a) the customer makes any composition or arrangement with its creditors, becomes subject to an administration order, or (being an individual or firm) becomes bankrupt or (being a company) goes into liquidation (otherwise than for the purposes of amalgamation or reconstruction) or;

(b) an encumbrancer takes possession or a receiver is appointed of any of the property or assets of the customer; or

(c) if the customer, being a trade customer, ceases or threatens to cease to carry on business; or

(d) MDL reasonably believes that any of these events is about to occur then without prejudice to any other right or remedy available to MDL. MDL shall be entitled to cancel the agreement or suspend any further deliveries under such agreement without incurring any liability to the customer, and if the goods have been delivered but not paid for the price shall become immediately due and payable.

7. General

A. If any provision of these terms and conditions is held for any reason to be ineffective or unenforceable in whole or in part this shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the other provisions of these terms and conditions.

B. No waiver by MDL of any breach of the agreement by the customer will be treated as a waiver of any subsequent breach of the same or any other provision.

C. Variations to these terms and conditions will only be effective if in writing and signed by an authorised representative of each of MDL and the customer.

D. MDL's employees or agents are not authorised to make any representations concerning goods unless confirmed by MDL in writing by one of its Directors.

8. Information to be provided by MDL

A. Where an order is placed by telephone or by fax, MDL has a statutory obligation to give certain information to the customer in writing or other durable medium in relation to such order at the latest at the time of delivery. This information is provided either on the relevant invoice or in these terms and conditions. In particular a description of the main characteristics of the goods being supplied, the price (including all taxes) and delivery costs (if applicable) will be set out on the relevant invoice.

9. Cancellations

ASubject to the exceptions set out in clause 3 below, the customer has a statutory right under the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) regulations 2000 ("the Regulations") to cancel any order which has been accepted by MDL by giving notice in writing to the address shown on the invoice and marked for the attention of the Customer Service Manager. Unless any other time limit applies under the Regulations, the notice must be received with 7 working days following the day on which the goods which are the subject of order being cancelled are delivered, unless the reason for such cancellation is shortage, damage, defect in quality or condition, failure to correspond with order or non-delivery in which case should be given and must be received within 30 days following the day on which the goods are delivered.

B. The customer may not cancel any order which has been accepted by MDL where such order is for the supply of newspapers, periodicals or magazines. The customer may not cancel any order which has been accepted by MDL, where such order is for an audio or visual recording (including audio books) or computer software if such recording or software has been unsealed by the customer.

C. If an order is cancelled the customer must return the goods concerned to the address shown on the invoice marked for the attention of the Customer Service Manager within 14 days of giving notice of cancellation of the order. Where such return is for reasons other than shortage, damage, defect in quality or condition, failure to correspond with order or non-delivery this will be at the customer's expense and liability.

D. MDL will reimburse any sum paid by the customer for or in relation to the goods as soon as possible following receipt of notice of cancellation given in accordance with the appropriate time limit and in any case within 30 days of receipt of such notice. Other than in the case of cancellation for shortage, damage, defect in quality or condition, failure to correspond with order or non delivery (where the reasonable costs of returning the goods by the mechanism agreed with MDL will be reimbursed) this will not include reimbursement of the costs of returning the goods.

E. Any complaints should be sent in writing to the address shown on the invoice marked for the attention of the Customer Services Manager.

10. Payment

A. Unless payment has been made at the time of order in a form acceptable to MDL, orders received from consumers will be invoiced by MDL and payment will be due immediately upon receipt of the invoice or goods (whichever is the later).  Where goods are ordered by a consumer for delivery to a third party the invoice will be sent separately to the consumer and not with the goods to the third party.

11. Delivery

A. Delivery of goods is at the customer's expense and liability, unless otherwise agreed in writing by MDL or an authorised agent or representative of MDL, delivery charges being invoiced at the same time as the invoice of the goods.

B. MDL will use its reasonable endeavours to deliver all goods within 30 days of receipt of the order for such goods and will in any case deliver all goods within 90 days of receipt of such order.  If for any reason MDL is unable to deliver any goods within such 90-day period, it will notify the customer of this.  Unless otherwise requested by the customer the relevant order will be treated as cancelled from the point of notification and MDL will reimburse any sum paid by or on behalf of the customer for or in relation to such goods.  MDL will reimburse any such sum as soon as possible following notification to the customer and in any case within 30 days following the day after the expiry of the 90 day period.

C. If any goods ordered by the customer are to be delivered to a third party, then delivery to such third party shall be treated as delivery to the customer and all relevant provisions of these terms and conditions shall apply accordingly.

PLEASE ALWAYS QUOTE INVOICE NUMBER ON CORRESPONDENCE OR WITH RETURN.

DIGITAL EDITIONS

E-book versions may be downloaded on up to three devices that are owned by the purchaser. If this number is exceeded or we have reason to believe that the books are being downloaded onto devices that are not the property of the purchaser we reserve the right to remove access from all devices.

COMPETITIONS: STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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