Terms of Sale
This website is owned by James Darcy and October Road Limited.
Please read these terms of sale carefully.
You will be asked to expressly agree to these terms of sale before you place an order for products from our website. If you are purchasing an eBook please refer to our Download Agreement.
By using our website and by agreeing to these terms of sale, you confirm that you have read, understood and accept these terms of sale in full. If you disagree with these terms of sale or any part of these terms of sale, you must not place an order for products from our website.
By using our website and by agreeing to these terms of sale, you warrant and represent that you are at least 18 years of age. If you are under 18 you must not use this website, place an order for products or submit any personal data to us unless you have the consent of, and are supervised by, a parent or guardian.
In these terms of sale, “we” means James Darcy and October Road Limited (and “us” and “our” will be construed accordingly); and “you” means our customer or potential customer for products (and “your” will be construed accordingly).
(3) Order process
The advertising of products on our website constitutes an “invitation to treat”; and your order for products constitutes a contractual offer. No contract will come into force between you and us unless and until we accept your order in accordance with the procedure detailed below.
In order to enter into a contract to purchase products from us, you will need to take the following steps: (i) you must add the products you wish to purchase to your shopping basket; (ii) then from the "Shipping to" drop down list select a shipping destination and then proceed to the checkout; (iii) at this point you must confirm your order and your consent to the agreement; (iv) you will then be transferred to the PayPal website and PayPal will handle your payment; (v) we will then send you an initial acknowledgement; and (vi) once we have checked whether we are able to meet your order, we will either send you an order confirmation (at which point your order will become a binding contract) or we will confirm by email that we are unable to meet your order.
We will not file a copy of these terms of sale specifically in relation to your order. We may update the version of these terms of sale on the website from time to time and we do not guarantee that the version you have agreed to will remain accessible. We therefore recommend that you download, print and retain a copy of these terms of sale for your records.
The only language in which we provide these terms of sale is English.
Before you place your order, you will have the opportunity of identifying whether you have made any input errors by viewing “Your Shopping Basket”. You may correct those input errors before placing your order by using the “Remove” button or the “up/down arrows” next to the quantity in “Your Shopping Basket”.
(4) The products
Please see the “Bookstore” in the main menu for details of all our products.
(5) Price and payment
Prices for products are quoted on our website. The website contains a number of products and it is always possible that some of the prices on the website may be incorrect. We will verify prices as part of our sale procedures so that a product's correct price will be stated when you pay for the product.
In addition to the price of the products, you may have to pay a delivery charge, which will be as stated when you pay for the product.
Payment must be made upon the submission of your order. We may withhold the products and/or cancel the contract between us if the price is not received from you in full in cleared funds.
The prices on the website include all value added taxes (where applicable).
Payment for all products must be made by any method detailed on the website or PayPal's website from time to time.
Prices for products are liable to change at any time, but changes will not affect contracts which have come into force.
If you are a business customer, then from time to time we may agree to open an account for you, enabling you to pay in arrears. Where you hold an account, then upon or following the dispatch of products, we will send to you an invoice for payment of the price of those products, and you will pay such invoice within 7 days of the date of the invoice. Accounts will be subject to such credit limits as we may notify to you from time to time. If you do not pay any amount properly due to us under or in connection with these terms of sale on time, we may: charge you interest on the overdue amount at the rate of 4% per year above the base rate of Lloyds TSB from time to time (which interest will accrue daily until the date of actual payment, be compounded quarterly, and be payable on demand); or claim interest and statutory compensation from you pursuant to the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998.
If you dispute any payment made to us you must contact us immediately and provide full details of your claim. If you submit an unjustified credit card, debit card or other charge-back then you will be liable to pay us, within 7 days following the date of the charge-back: (i) an amount equal to the amount of the charge-back; (ii) all third party expenses incurred by us in relation to the charge-back (include charges made by our or your bank or payment processor or card issuer); (iii) an administration fee of (iv) all our reasonable costs, losses and expenses incurred in recovering the amounts referred to in this paragraph (including without limitation legal fees and debt collection fees).
Without prejudice to our other rights, if you submit an unjustified credit card, debit card or other charge-back, then we may terminate any contracts between you and us under these terms of sale by giving you written notice of termination.
For the avoidance of doubt, if you fail to recognise or fail to remember the source of an entry on your card statement or other financial statement, and make a charge-back as a result, this will constitute an unjustified charge-back.
(6) Your warranties
You warrant to us that:
(a) you are legally capable of entering into binding contracts, and you have full authority, power and capacity to agree to these terms of sale;
(b) the information provided in your order is accurate and complete; and
(c) you will be able to accept delivery of the products.
(7) Delivery policy
We will arrange for the products to be delivered to the address for delivery indicated in your order. Please note that orders may be dispatched separately.
We will use reasonable endeavours to deliver products on or before the date for delivery set out in our order confirmation or, if no date is set out in our order confirmation, within 10 days of the date of our order confirmation. Delivery for our overseas customers may take longer and in some cases up to 21 days. However, we cannot guarantee delivery by the relevant date. We do however guarantee that unless there are exceptional circumstances all deliveries of products will be dispatched within 30 days of the latter of receipt of payment and the date of our order confirmation.
(8) Risk and ownership
The products will be at your risk from the time of delivery. Ownership of the products will only pass to you upon the latter of:
(a) delivery of the products; and
(b) receipt by us of full payment of all sums due in respect of the products (including delivery charges).
Until ownership of the products has passed to you, you will possess the products as our fiduciary agent and bailee, and if you are a business customer you must store the products separately from other goods and ensure that the products are clearly identifiable as belonging to us.
We will be entitled to recover payment for the products even where ownership has not passed to you.
(9) Consumers: returns policy
This Section applies to consumers, not business customers. If you are a business customer, the applicable returns policy is set out in Section 11.
Under the Distance Selling Regulations, you may cancel a distance contract to purchase a product or products from us at any time within 7 working days after the day you received the relevant product or products (subject to the limitations set out below).
In order to cancel a contract in this way, you must give to us written notice of cancellation by email to email@example.com.
You will not have any such right insofar as a contract relates to: (i) the supply of any products which constitute DVDs, CDs and other audio or video or audio-visual recordings or computer software (whether on CD-ROM, DVD-ROM or otherwise) which have been unsealed by you; (ii) the supply of products the price of which is dependent upon fluctuations in financial markets which we cannot control; (iii) the supply of newspapers, periodicals, magazines or similar products; (iv) the supply of goods made to your specifications or clearly personalised; (v) the supply of goods which by reason of their nature cannot be returned or are liable to deteriorate or expire rapidly; (vi) toiletries and cosmetics or (vii) gift vouchers.
If you cancel a contract on this basis, you must promptly return the products to us, in the same condition in which you received them. The returned product/s should be unused, in its original packaging (with any seal or shrink-wrap intact), with any labels still attached and otherwise in a condition enabling us to sell the product as new.
If you cancel a contract on this basis, you will be refunded in full (including the cost of sending the products to you). However, you will be responsible for paying the cost of returning the product to us. Products returned under this policy must be sent by recorded delivery to October Road Limited, Lower Ground Floor, South Western House, Canute Road, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 3AL. You must enclose a copy of the invoice with the product/s being returned.
Any products returned in contravention of this Section will not be the subject of any refunds or replacements and you will continue to be liable for payment of the price of such products.
If you cancel a contract on this basis and you do not return the products to us, we may recover the products and charge you for the costs we incur in doing so. Similarly, if you return the products at our expense, we may pass that expense on to you.
(10) Consumers: statutory rights
If you are a consumer, any statutory rights which you have, which cannot be excluded or limited, will not be affected by the terms of sale.
(11) Business customers: returns policy
This Section applies to business customers, not consumers. If you are a consumer, the applicable returns policy is set out in Section 9.
Products may only be returned to us with our prior agreement, at your expense, and according to our directions.
If you cancel a contract on this basis, the products must be returned to us in the same condition in which you received them. The returned product/s should be unused, in its original packaging (with any seal or shrink-wrap intact), with any labels still attached and otherwise in a condition enabling us to sell the product as new.
Products returned under this policy must be sent to October Road Limited, Lower Ground Floor, South Western House, Canute Road, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 3AL. You must enclose a copy of the invoice with the product/s being returned.
Any products returned in contravention of this Section will not be the subject of any refunds or replacements and you will continue to be liable for payment of the price of such products.
If you cancel a contract and you do not return the products to us, we may recover the products and charge you for the costs we incur in doing so. Similarly, if you return the products at our expense, we may pass that expense on to you.
If you cancel a contract and are entitled to a refund, we will usually refund any money received from you using the same method originally used by you to pay for your purchase or alternatively by cheque. We will process the refund due to you as soon as possible and, in any event, within 30 days of the day we received your valid notice of cancellation and the products have been returned.
(13) Force majeure
In this Section and Section 14 below, “force majeure event” means:
(a) any event which is beyond our reasonable control;
(b) the unavailability of raw materials, components or products; and/or
(c) power failure, industrial disputes affecting any third party, governmental regulations, fires, floods, disasters, civil riots, terrorist attacks or wars.
Where a force majeure event gives rise to a failure or delay in us performing our obligations under these terms of sale, those obligations will be suspended for the duration of the force majeure event.
If we become aware of a force majeure event which gives rise to, or which is likely to give rise to, any failure or delay in us performing our obligations under these terms of sale, we will notify you forthwith.
We will take reasonable steps to mitigate the effects of any force majeure event.
(14) Limitations and exclusions of liability
Nothing in the terms of sale will: (a) limit or exclude the liability of a party for death or personal injury resulting from negligence; (b) limit or exclude the liability of a party for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation by that party; (c) limit any liability of a party in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or (d) exclude any liability of a party that may not be excluded under applicable law. If you are a consumer, any statutory rights which you have, which cannot be excluded or limited, will not be affected by the terms of sale.
The limitations and exclusions of liability set out in this Section and elsewhere in the terms of sale: (a) are subject to the preceding paragraph; (b) govern all liabilities arising under the terms of sale or in relation to the subject matter of the terms of sale including liabilities arising in contract, in tort (including negligence) and for breach of statutory duty.
We will not be liable to you in respect of any losses arising out of a force majeure event.
We will not be liable to you in respect of any business losses, such as loss of or damage to profits, income, revenue, use, production, anticipated savings, business, contracts, commercial opportunities or goodwill. The limitations and exclusions of liability in this paragraph will apply whether or not the liability in question arises out of any reckless, deliberate, personal and/or repudiatory conduct or breach of contract.
We will not be liable to you in respect of any loss or corruption of any data, database or software.
We will not be liable to you in respect of any special, indirect or consequential loss or damage.
You accept that we have an interest in limiting the personal liability of the author/s, our officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, suppliers and any third party information providers to the website. Having regard to that interest, you accept that we are a limited liability entity and agree that you will not bring any claim personally against the author/s, individual officers, directors or employees or our agents, licensors, suppliers and any third party information providers to the website in respect of any losses you suffer in connection with the website or these terms of sale.
(15) Indemnity - Business customers and Consumers
You hereby indemnify us and undertake to keep us, the author/s, our officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, suppliers and any third party information providers to the website indemnified against all and any liabilities, losses, damages, expenses and costs (including legal expenses and amounts paid in settlement of any demand, action or claim) arising, directly or indirectly, out of a breach by you of any of your obligations under these terms of sale.
(16) Contract cancellation
We may cancel a contract to supply products made under these terms of sale immediately by written notice to you if you fail to pay, on time and in full, any amount due to us under the contract, or commit any material breach of your obligations to us under the contract.
If you are a business customer, we may cancel a contract to supply products made under these terms of sale if:
(a) you cease to trade;
(b) you become insolvent or unable to pay your debts within the meaning of the insolvency legislation applicable to you;
(c) a person (including the holder of a charge or other security interest) is appointed to manage or take control of the whole or part of your business or assets, or notice of an intention to appoint such a person is given or documents relating to such an appointment are filed with any court;
(d) the ability of your creditors to take any action to enforce their debts is suspended, restricted or prevented, or some or all of your creditors accept, by agreement or pursuant to a court order, an amount of less than the sums owing to them in satisfaction of those sums; or
(e) any process is instituted which could lead to you being dissolved and your assets being distributed to your creditors, shareholders or other contributors (other than for the purposes of solvent amalgamation or reconstruction).
(17) Consequences of cancellation
Upon the cancellation of a contract in accordance with Section 16:
(a) we will cease to have any obligation to deliver products which are undelivered at the date of cancellation;
(b) you will continue to have an obligation where applicable to pay for products which have been delivered at the date of cancellation (without prejudice to any right we may have to recover the products); and
(c) all the other provisions of these terms of sale will cease to have effect, except that Sections 8, 11, 14, 15, 17 and 20 will survive termination and have effect indefinitely.
When ordering goods from us for delivery overseas you may be subject to import duties and taxes, which are levied once the package reaches the specified destination. Any additional charges for customs clearance must be borne by you. We have no control over these charges and cannot predict what they may be. Customs policies vary widely from country to country, so you should contact your local customs office for further information. When ordering from us you are considered the importer of record and must comply with all laws and regulations of the country in which you are receiving the goods. We would like our international customers to be aware that cross-border deliveries are subject to opening and inspection by customs authorities.
(19) Scope of these terms of sale
These terms of sale do not constitute or contain any assignment or licence of any intellectual property rights, do not govern the licensing of works (including software and literary works) comprised or stored in products, and do not govern the provision of any services by us or any third party in relation to the products.
(20) General terms
Contracts under these terms of sale may only be varied by an instrument in writing signed by both you and us. We may revise these terms of sale from time-to-time, but such revisions will not affect the terms of any contracts which we have entered into with you.
If any provision of these terms of sale is held invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, the remaining provisions will remain in full force and effect, and such invalid or unenforceable provisions or portion thereof will be deemed omitted.
No waiver of any provision of these terms of sale, whether by conduct or otherwise, in any one or more instances, will be deemed to be, or be construed as, a further or continuing waiver of that provision or any other provision of these terms of sale.
You may not assign, charge, sub-contract or otherwise transfer any of your rights or obligations arising under these terms of sale. Any attempt by you to do so will be null and void. We may assign, charge, sub-contract or otherwise transfer any of our rights or obligations arising under these terms of sale, at any time – providing where you are a consumer that such action does not serve to reduce the guarantees benefiting you under these terms of sale.
Each contract under these terms of sale is made for the benefit of the parties to it and is not intended to benefit, or be enforceable by, any other person. The right of the parties to terminate, rescind, or agree any amendment, variation, waiver or settlement under such contracts is not subject to the consent of any person who is not a party to the relevant contract.
These terms of sale will be governed by and construed in accordance with English law, and the courts of England and Wales will have non-exclusive jurisdiction to adjudicate any dispute arising under or in relation to these terms of sale.
(21) About us
The full name of our company is October Road Limited.
Our registered office address is
14 Bakers Drove,
and our principal trading address is
Lower Ground Floor,
South Western House,
Our company registration number is 7215187
Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.