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Our Contact details:
Ambassador Business Park
Customer Enquries: 0844 247 0047
Fax: 0844 247 0048
V.A.T No. 355933921
Registered in England and Wales 3307133
Registered Company Name: Ambassador Pools & Leisure Ltd.
Registered Office Address: 3-5 Wessex Road, Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 1XB.
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Making a purchase could not be easier. Just browse our store, and add any items that you wish to buy into the shopping cart. After you have finished your selection, click on 'Checkout' and you will be asked for a few details that we need to be able to complete the order.
We accept credit card payment. We accept Switch or Maestro, Visa and MasterCard. We do not accept Diners Club or American Express. You may send your credit card information via phone, fax, snail mail or over the Internet.
When confirmation of order is received, this is to indicate that we have received your order. It does not indicate that a contract exists between us. We will indicate acceptance of your order, and hence a contract between us, when we send you an invoice. We have included this term to protect us in the case that a mistake has been made in pricing, we have inadvertently under-priced goods, or we are no longer able to supply a particular product for some reason. In the case of a change of price, we will always contact you first to ensure that the price is acceptable.
Orders up to £50.00 Including V.A.T - £5.00
Orders over £50.00 Including V.A.T - FREE
Some heavy goods require delivery charges, this is included either in the displayed price or we will work out the extra cost and inform you.
Some areas of Scotland, N Ireland, the Isle of Man & the Isle of Wight will need extra carriage. Delivery is usually via Business Post or Royal Mail but on occasions when the product is shipped directly from our suppliers an alternate means of delivery may be employed. At this time we are unable to ship to Jersey and Guernsey, but if you are still interested in purchasing a product we can arrange for the item to be delivered to a mainland address where you can make arrangements for delivery. We are unable to deliver to PO or BFPO boxes.
If you place an order which needs to go overseas we will contact you with the extra shipment charges you will need to pay.
90% of deliveries are dispatched overnight if the order is placed by lunchtime the day before. If the item is not stocked or is a special order these are dispatched up to 28 working days from order depending on the goods. If your order includes a spare item which we may have to specially order in, your order may be put on hold until all products ordered have arrived with us and then will immediately be put on a next day delivery.
Special delivery instructions may be left for example if the item is a gift or delivery is needed before a certain date. We are unable to instruct our Couriers, Business Post to leave a package without signature. If you instruct us to leave your goods without signature, i.e. an unattended delivery, the responsibility falls on you to ensure a safe delivery site. We will not be held responsible for lost items if your delivery instructions have been passed to our carrier. For all above ground pools especially wooden pools, we require that you ensure an able bodied person meet and assist with the delivery. If you need to arrange that a delivery is made and are unable to sign for the goods please contact us on 0800 328 4150.
If delivery is attempted 3 times by our carriers, and delivery has failed, the goods will be returned to us, and an additional charge will apply for re-delivery. If you decide you no longer require the goods after a failed delivery attempt, there will be a minimum £20 administration charge deducted from any refund to cover shipping & handling.
PLEASE CHECK YOUR DELIVERY
It is ALWAYS best to sign for your delivery as UNCHECKED or make sure you check your delivery BEFORE you sign for it as being received ok.
If you are unable to check your delivery before signing for it, sign for your delivery as UNCHECKED or if the package is damaged in anyway, no matter how small, please sign for it stating DAMAGED. We CANNOT CLAIM from our carriers for any damaged items that have not been signed for as DAMAGED.
If you sign for a delivery which you find at a later date is damaged, our carriers WILL NOT accept liability and you may be charged for the damaged items if we cannot claim from the carriers, In this case a delivery charge for replacement items WILL be made.
By completing your order you agree to abide by these instructions to check your delivery and sign for it accordingly as either OK, UNCHECKED or DAMAGED. If you have signed for your goods as DAMAGED you must notify us by telephone within 3 days of the original delivery date.
If your item is not in stock, we will back order for you. You will always be contacted with the option to cancel your order if you would rather not wait.
For orders made from the UK or the European Union, 20% VAT is added.
Credit card numbers are encrypted using 128 bit encryption. They are not held in clear text on any web site.
Prices subject to change. If a product is unavailable we will send a product of a similar type and quality. Should any of our products fail to meet your expectations, our no quibble guarantee allows you to return the goods to us (at your cost providing they are in perfect condition) for exchange or refund within 30 days of purchase. Should these goods prove to be faulty, we will meet the cost of return but we must nominate the carrier used.
While we try and ensure that all prices on our website are accurate, errors may occur. If we discover an error in the price of goods you have ordered we will inform you as soon as possible and give you the option of reconfirming your order at the correct price or cancelling it. If we are unable to contact you we will treat the order as cancelled. If you cancel and you have already paid for the goods, you will receive a full refund.
Acceptance of your order and the completion of the contract between you and us will take place on dispatch to you of the products ordered unless we have notified you that we do not accept your order or you have cancelled it (please refer to Returns and refunds).
If you need to reach us, please email us using the link on the Contact Us page, alternatively, you can call on 0844 247 0047 or fax us on 0844 247 0048.
1st-direct.com does not disclose buyers' information to third parties other than when order details are processed as part of the order fulfilment. In this case, the third party will not disclose any of the details to any other third party. We may occasionally send you information about our products via the post or email e.g. a new season's catalogue.
This policy does not apply to the following goods, which are exempt from the right to cancel:
Bespoke items, Liners, Solar Covers, Foam Covers, Winter Covers, Roman Ends, Coping Stones, Slides, Paint, D.I.Y Swimming Pool Kits, Gas/Oil Boilers, Thermalec Heaters, Any Three Phase Unit, All Pool Heat Pumps, Spas and any other bespoke item. Any other specifically special orders and products which require special delivery over 150kg. We also cannot accept any Pool/Spa chemicals due to not having the guarantee the product has not becoming contaminated.
Should you wish to cancel your order you will need to do this within 7 working days and confirm this in writing by either letter or email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or alternately by fax – 0844 247 0048. We cannot cancel your order over the phone due to distance selling regulations.
At our discretion we may accept goods returned to use unwanted outside of the 7 days, but no more than 28days from the date of purchase, but these goods will be subject to a 20% restocking charge, subject to the condition of the returned goods.
If you cancel you must return the goods to us at your own expense. You must ensure that the goods are packaged adequately to protect against damage.
We recommend that when returning an item that you take out the suitable Parcel Insurance and obtain Proof of Posting. If you cancel when the goods have been dispatched but not delivered you will be liable for the delivery charges.
If you fail to return the goods, we will collect them, and we will charge you the direct cost of collection. If you fail to take reasonable care of the goods before they are returned to us and this results in damage or deterioration, we will charge you for the reduction in value.
This cancellation policy does not affect your legal rights - for example if the goods are faulty or misdescribed.
We regret that we are unable to accept cheques.
It is very important to slowly and carefully inspect your items. No claims can be entertained for damaged or missing goods that have been signed for as received in good condition. All damaged goods should be refused and sent back to us after marking the assignment note or delivery document as refused damaged. We should immediately be notified of missing, damaged or late delivered goods, this must be within 72 hours of receiving damged goods. We make every effort to ensure your goods are delivered quickly and arrive in perfect condition but we cannot be held responsible for delay or damage caused or liable for any consequential loss or damage caused.
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