12. Cancelling and Returning Goods if You Change Your Mind
12.1 If you are a consumer in the European Union, you have a legal right to a “cooling off” period within which you can cancel the Contract for any reason. This period begins once your Order is complete and We have sent you your Dispatch Confirmation, i.e. when the Contract between you and Us is formed.
12.1.1 If the Goods are being delivered to you in a single instalment (whether single or multiple items), the cooling off period ends 14 calendar day safter the day on which you receive the Goods.
12.1.2 If the Goods are being delivered in separate instalments on separate days, the cooling off period ends 14 calendar days after the day on which you receive the final instalment of Goods.
12.1.3 If your order is for the regular delivery of Goods over a defined period,the cooling off period ends 14 calendar days after the day on which you receive the first delivery of Goods.
12.2 If you wish to exercise your right to cancel under this Clause 12, you must inform Us of your decision within the cooling off period. You may do so in any way you wish. Cancellation by email or by post is effective from the date on which you send Us your message. Please note that the cooling off period lasts for whole calendar days. If, for example, you send Us an email or letter by 23:59 on the final day of the cooling off period, your cancellation will be valid and accepted. If you would prefer to contact Us directly to cancel, please use the following details:
12.2.1 Email: [email protected]
12.2.2 Post: 30B Southgate, Chichester, PO19 1DP, UK
12.3 We may ask you why you have chosen to cancel and may use any answers you provide to improve Our Goods and services, however please note that you are under no obligation to provide any details if you do not wish to.
12.4 Please note that you may lose your legal right to cancel under this Clause 12in the following circumstances:
12.4.1 If the Goods are sealed and you have unsealed those Goods after receiving them;
12.4.2 If the Goods have been inseparably mixed with other items (according to their nature) after you have received them.
12.5 Please ensure that you return Goods to Us no more than 14 calendar days after the day on which you have informed Us that you wish to cancel under this Clause 12.
12.6 You may request that We collect the Goods from you at your cost. Please ensure that the Goods are ready for collection at the agreed time and location.
12.7 You may return Goods to Us by post or another suitable delivery service of your choice to Our returns address at Essence of Strength Ltd, 136 Main Road, Emsworth, Hampshire. PO10 8HA UK. Please note that you must bear the costs of returning Goods to Us if cancelling under this Clause 12. We will also charge you the direct cost to Us of collection if you request that We collect the Goods from you. The cost of returning Goods to Us should not normally exceed the cost of having them originally delivered to you if you use the same carrier. More details of return costs can be found on Our Site www.essenceofstrength.co.uk/delivery
12.8 Refunds under this Clause 12 will be issued to you within 14 calendar days of the following:
12.8.1 The day on which We receive the Goods back; or
12.8.2 The day on which you inform Us (supplying evidence) that you have sent the Goods back (if this is earlier than the day under sub Clause 12.8.1); or
12.8.3 If We are collecting the Goods under sub Clause 12.6, the day on which you inform Us that you wish to cancel the Contract; or 12.8.4 If We have not yet provided a Dispatch Confirmation or have not yet dispatched the Goods, the day on which you inform Us that you wish to cancel the Contract.
12.9 Refunds under this Clause 12 may be subject to deductions in the following circumstances:
12.10 Refunds may be reduced for any diminished value in the Goods resulting from your excessive handling of them. For the purposes of this Clause 12, “excessive handling” means any more handling than is reasonable required to ascertain the nature and characteristics of the Goods in question (e.g. no more than would be permitted in a shop). Please note that if We issue a refund before We have received the Goods and have had a chance to inspect them, We may subsequently charge you an appropriate sum if We find that the Goods have been handled in a way that would otherwise entitle Us to reduce your refund. If the Goods need to be repackaged in any way.
12.11 Standard delivery charges will be reimbursed in full as part of your refund. Please note, however, that We cannot reimburse for premium delivery. We will only reimburse the equivalent standard delivery costs when issuing refunds under this Clause 12.
12.12 Refunds under this Clause 12 will be made using the same payment method that you used when ordering the Goods.