These terms and conditions apply to your use of Green Feathers and every order placed with us. The below sets these out in what we hope is a straightforward and easy-to-read manner.
The contract made between us and all our and your rights and obligations shall be governed by English law and any disputes arising under it shall be heard in the English courts.
Our Contract With You
When you place an order, you are offering to buy the product(s) from us and we will send you an order acknowledgement. However, your offer shall only be accepted by us once we place the product you have ordered onto the delivery van and only then shall a legally binding contract be formed between us. Until then we can decline to supply the goods – we will try to ensure that this never happens but we do however, reserve the right not to fulfil your order for any reason if, for example, we have made an error on the price or similar or we simply can't get hold of the model you need. In the event of these circumstances, we will refund you any price you’ve paid to us.
We display our availability on the website using a green tick. At the checkout we also give you the delivery slots available. We deliver thousands of products a week and so we have to rely on a computer system for our stock control. Computers are better than people at this but even they occasionally get it wrong. If we get this wrong, we will tell you as soon as we know and we will try to sort it out for you, if we can’t we will of course offer a refund.
We try to specify accurate information for every product listed. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that product specifications are correct on the website, due to continual product development through research & design, specifications may change without notice.
You acknowledge and agree that:
- The copyright in the photos, videos, data and text used on our website belongs to us or our suppliers and the general look and feel and format of our website belongs to us. You are permitted to use this material only as expressly authorised by us or our suppliers.
- We are entitled to change or amend our website without giving you notice (but the terms and conditions applicable when you placed your order will continue to apply to those products).
Any customer reviews of the products we sell are the opinions of our customers and do not form part of the specification or description of the product. We shall not be liable if any of the information contained in a customer review proves inaccurate.
All the prices we display include VAT and exclude delivery. From time to time we may offer products at sale or promotional prices. Any such offers will apply to selected products and be subject to availability. Delivery charges, conditions and geographical exclusions may apply. Please refer to individual product pages for pricing.
We can accept payment from any Visa, Mastercard & American Express credit or debit card and do all we can to ensure your details are secure. We also accept PayPal on all online orders. If there are any problems with receiving payment, we'll let you know.
In cooperation with Klarna Bank AB (publ), Sveavägen 46, 111 34 Stockholm, Sweden, we offer you the following payment options. Payment is to be made to Klarna:
· Pay Later
· Pay Later in 3
Further information and Klarna’s user terms you can find here. General information on Klarna can be found here. Your personal data is handled in accordance with applicable data protection law and in accordance with the information in Klarnas privacy statement.
Sale promotions whereby products and/or categories receive a discount are only available for a limited time with a clearly displayed end date. Advertised discounts cannot be redeemed retrospectively. All discounts are applied to a product's full RRP and cannot be used in conjunction with another offer or discount. Some products may not be included in the sale.
From time to time we offer discount codes on selected products. Discount codes will be available for limited time and cannot be redeemed retrospectively. They’re also subject to availability and can be withdrawn at any time. Discount codes cannot be redeemed on items already discounted in an existing sale. You can only use a discount code once. If you’re returning part of an order that’s had a discount code applied, your refund will be for the full amount minus the discount applied.
Products that are not in a 'new' condition, where new means unopened from the factory, are referred to as 'refurbished', 'clearance, 'B-grade' and 'used' on the site.
You accept that any Products purchased which are listed as B-grade, refurbished, clearance, used, or ex-display products mean that they may have slight cosmetic defects, be a factory refurbished item or may be a customer return. These items may show signs of previous use, for example: damaged packaging and light cosmetic damage such as scratches.
You are still entitled to the same rights as a consumer under the Consumer Rights Act 2015 and our returns policy, however the standard of quality expected will be of a lower standard compared to a factory new Product.
We offer home delivery to almost every part of the world. Please see our delivery pricing and information page for further details. Depending on your delivery location, size and weight of your order, we may use Royal Mail, DPD, FedEx or another courier. Orders placed before 4pm in the UK will aim to be processed the same day (excluding weekends and UK public holidays). Orders placed on a weekend or holiday will be processed the next working day. Delivery will only be arranged once full payment is received.
Occasionally something happens outside of our control, such as closed roads, floods, snow or other adverse weather conditions. We will do what we can but can’t be held liable if we can’t fulfil delivery due to reasons beyond our control.
If you're not happy with your product or simply change your mind, you must provide us with notice of cancellation within 14 days of delivery to receive a refund. We’re happy for you to unpack your order to inspect it properly before making a decision, but any damage or any signs of use and/or opening impacts our ability to resell products if they are returned. As such, if we deem the value of the product has been reduced by your use we may only make a partial refund for the reduction in value. Where you have not used the product and it is returned in the original packaging, you will receive a full refund. Your refund will be made within 5 working days of our receipt of your return. If you cancel an order, you are responsible for the cost and risk of posting back to us. We will not liable for items lost in the post when returning back to us. Inside of the UK, we can offer a collection service via DPD at a charge of £10. This will be deducted from your full refund if you choose this option. To request a return of an order, please read our full returns policy details here.
If Products Are Faulty Or Damaged In Transit
As a consumer, you have legal rights in relation to products which are faulty or not as expected. We're under a legal duty to supply products that meet the requirements to be of satisfactory quality, fit for purpose and as expected. We'll offer resolutions according to the timelines outlined by the Consumer Rights Act 2015. Advice about your legal rights is available from your local Citizens' Advice Bureau or Trading Standards office. Nothing in these terms will affect your legal rights. We take every care to ensure your order arrives with you in perfect condition and each item is checked by our team before leaving our warehouse. In the event your product develops a fault or you receive a damaged or incorrect item, we request you contact us as soon as possible to arrange a replacement. We will provide you with full instructions on how to return the product(s) to us, the next steps and options available to you. Once we receive your returned item, your replacement product will be shipped to you via the same delivery method as your original order at no extra cost to you.
Things Beyond Our Control
We will not be liable or responsible for any failure to perform, or delay in performance of, any of our obligations under these terms that is caused by events outside our reasonable control. Such events include any act, non-occurrence, omission or accident beyond our reasonable control and includes, in particular (without limitation), the following:
- Strikes, lock-outs or other industrial action; or civil commotion, riot, invasion, terrorist attack or threat of terrorist attack, war (whether declared or not) or threat or preparation for war
- Fire, explosion, storm, flood, earthquake, subsidence, epidemic or other natural disaster or adverse weather
- Impossibility of the use of railways, shipping, aircraft, motor transport or other means of public or private transport Impossibility of the use of public or private telecommunications networks
Our obligations under these terms are suspended for the period that such event continues and we will have an extension of time to perform these obligations for the duration of that period. We will take reasonable steps to bring the event to a close or to find a solution by which our obligations under these terms can be performed despite the event.
Our Liability To You
We strive to deliver a great service to every customer. We are also honest and fair in all we do and acknowledge that sometimes mistakes happen. If a circumstance arises where we are accountable for a mistake, we want to ensure that we take full responsibility. We shall not in any circumstances be liable, whether in contract or tort for any indirect or consequential loss or damage (including, without limitation, loss of profits, loss of contracts or damage to property) or for any claim against the Buyer by any third party.
How We Use Your Personal Information
We will use the personal information you provide to us to:
- Supply and deliver your order
- Process your payment for such products Inform you about similar products or services that we provide
Merchant Vulnerable Customer Policy
Everybody has the potential to become vulnerable at some point in their lifetime. It is therefore certain that we will have dealings with customers who are experiencing vulnerable circumstances during the course of our business.
As a business authorised and regulated by the FCA for our credit broking activities, it is important that we have a suitable policy in place, and that our staff understand how to identify vulnerability and how to adapt their dealings with vulnerable customers to meet their needs and achieve fair outcomes.
Vulnerable customers are likely to need additional assistance at some stage in order to avoid detriment (financial or psychological) when applying for finance.
The purpose of this policy is to ensure that the way in which we conduct our business does not have a negative impact on vulnerable customers.
A vulnerable customer is defined by the FCA as “someone who, due to their personal circumstances, is especially susceptible to detriment, particularly when a firm is not acting with the appropriate levels of care.”
We are committed to ensuring that all staff involved in the sale of products or services where finance is available, are capable of identifying vulnerable customers, and that they can handle a situation involving a vulnerable customer with the required levels of care, attention, and respect.
A customer may find it difficult to make an informed decision about their available options for a variety of reasons. The risk factors that contribute to vulnerability in financial services include:
• low literacy, numeracy and financial capability skills
• physical disability
• severe or long-term illness
• mental health problems including common mental disorders
• low income and/or debt
• caring responsibilities (including operating a power of attorney)
• being elderly, although this is not absolute (may be associated with cognitive or dexterity impairment, sensory impairments such as hearing or sight, onset of ill-health, not being comfortable with new technology)
• being young (associated with less experience)
• change in circumstances (e.g. job loss, bereavement, divorce)
• lack of English language skills
• non-standard requirements or credit history (e.g. armed forces personnel returning from
abroad, ex-offenders; care-home leavers, recent immigrants).
Living with a disability, illness or diagnosis does not in itself make someone vulnerable. In the context of financial services, it is the person’s situation and barriers to accessing such services that may make them vulnerable. Equally a person may be vulnerable without any disability, illness or diagnosis, for example if they are recently bereaved or frail.
Vulnerability is not necessarily a permanent state. Vulnerability can come and go, be short-term and temporary, long term or in some cases, permanent. Each customer’s vulnerability will be unique to them and so it is important that our staff adapt their communication and actions appropriately, based on each individual customer’s needs.
2.0 Identifying Vulnerable Customers
For our staff to correctly address the needs of a vulnerable customer, it is important to be able to identify them.
The customer may have indicated one or more of the risk factors referred to above, or one or more of the following indicators may become apparent during a telephone or webchat conversation or face-to-face in store:
a) Can the customer hear everything you are saying and do they understand what you are saying? Do they ask you to slow down or to speak louder? Are you sure they have heard and understood all the relevant details? Do they ask you to clarify any details or advise they do not understand terminology being used?
b) Does the customer stay on topic and hold a conversation that is coherent, or do they appear distracted or confused? Do the customers responses remain relevant and are their questions typical for the discussion being had?
c) Does the customer take an unusually long amount of time to answer a question that suggests they are struggling to process the information provided to them?
d) Does the customer indicate they may have a disability or impairment based on their voice, pronunciation, breathing, hearing or ability to understand the conversation? Are they coherent and fluent in the language being used?
3.0 Dealing with Vulnerable Customers
Just because somebody is vulnerable does not automatically mean that they are unsuitable for our products and services, or that they will not be able to obtain finance. As soon we think we may be engaging with a vulnerable customer we should take care to adhere to the requirements set out in this policy.
When dealing with vulnerable customers staff must be aware of the following guidelines:
a) Remain patient and empathetic; do not rush the customer, interrupt or appear impatient. Allow the customer to arrive at their own decisions and process the information sufficiently.
b) Ensure the customer is able to hear and understand what you are saying; ask the customer to explain their understanding of what you are telling them, or include questions as frequently as possible to ensure they are aware of and understand what is being discussed.
c) Allow the customer to explain thoroughly; do not assume you already know what their requirements or needs are, and do not finish off their sentences which often implies you are rushing them to progress the conversation. Listen carefully to the customer and remain conscious of any absence of understanding, hints at unawareness, or forgetfulness of topics already discussed.
d) Clarify that the customer is comfortable with the standard and method of communication and offer to provide details in an alternate format such as via post or email for clarity.
When a vulnerable customer has been identified a relevant note should be added to their record in the Deko BackOffice system to ensure awareness extends to all staff within the company, at Deko and the Lender who may deal with the customer. It is important that we maintain a consistent level of service, and that a vulnerable customer receives adequate care irrespective of which staff they liaise with. Any such notes should describe the reasons for the assessment of the customer as vulnerable and be factual, concise, not excessive and confirm that consent has been taken to record the information.
If a customer discloses information about their vulnerability it may include ‘special category’ data, which requires us to implement additional controls under the UK GDPR. The TEXAS drill is a simple, yet effective way to treat a customer fairly, record relevant information and comply with our obligations under the GDPR:
- Thank the customer for sharing the information with you.
- Explain to the customer how you will use that information and who it will be shared with (i.e. Deko and the lender(s))
- Gain eXplicit consent from the customer to record the information and use it as explained to them. Without this, you will not be able to record details about the customer’s vulnerability.
- Ask up to three questions to help understand more about the customer’s vulnerability:
1) How does your situation make it difficult to manage your finances?
2) Do you have any specific communication needs or preferences that we can share with your lender to help them meet your needs?
3) Do you have anyone who could help you with deciding about whether to apply for finance?
- Signpost the customer to sources of free and independent help and support if appropriate, such as their local Citizens Advice Bureau, the Money Advice Service, Mind or the Samaritans.
Mental capacity relates to the ability of the individual to understand and to retain and evaluate relevant information to be able to make a decision based on that information.
If a member of staff believes that a vulnerable customer is unable to make a decision for themselves regarding their insurance, they should attempt to identify a carer or next of kin
who is authorised to act on their behalf with respect to their financial affairs. in many cases, a parent or spouse will represent the interests of the vulnerable customer.
Product Information and Financial Promotions
We acknowledge that there are limits to what we can reasonably do to form a view as to whether a customer is in a vulnerable situation, especially when they follow an online journey on our website.
However, it is good practice in product information and any financial promotions, whether online, in-store or over the telephone, to be clear, concise and transparent with customers about the key features of the financial services. As a responsible credit broker, we are committed to meeting high standards of customer communication and will always adhere to the content requirements stipulated by Deko and/or our lenders.
Where our staff may engage with customers about finance, those staff will only be permitted to do so once they have successfully completed the relevant training and acknowledged that they have read and understood this policy.
Our Commitments to Treat Vulnerable Customers Fairly
To ensure we treat vulnerable customers fairly, we will take the following actions:
- All employees are given initial training in identifying and dealing with vulnerable customers
- All employees will be provided with ongoing training and regular updates to ensure employees continue to implement our policies
- Our systems will facilitate the identification of vulnerable customers where possible
- Our systems will enable us to deal with vulnerable customers in the most appropriate manner, so their needs are met
- The needs of vulnerable customers will be factored into the service provision and design of the products we offer
- Our policies will be clear to customers, and to the third-party organisations we deal with, including Deko and our lender(s)
- Management information will be used regularly to review and improve our policies and procedures
- We will ensure the proper recording and reporting of information with the customer’s explicit consent; We will bring this to the attention of Deko and the lender(s), where the customer has given consent, and
- We will ensure that the customer has understood the advice and information made available to them, prior to deciding whether to apply for finance.
How To Contact Green Feathers Bird Box Cameras
Green Feathers is a registered trademark and part of Open 24 Seven Ltd., a company registered in England and Wales. Our company registration number is 06307658 and our registered VAT number is GB879799320.
Our registered office address is:
Unit 3 Netham View Industrial Park
Our telephone number: (+44) 0117 325 8128
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