Alchimia: Terms & Conditions
These terms and conditions govern your use of this website; by using this website, you accept these terms and conditions in full. If you disagree with these terms and conditions or any part of these terms and conditions, you must not use this website. You must be at least 18 years of age to use this website. By using this website, and by agreeing to these terms and conditions, you warrant and represent that you are at least 18 years of age.
License to use website
Unless otherwise stated, Alchimia and/or its licensors own the intellectual property rights in the website and material on the website. Subject to the license below, all these intellectual property rights are reserved. You may view, download for caching purposes only, and print pages from the website for your own personal use, subject to the restrictions set out below and elsewhere in these terms and conditions. You must not: republish material from this website (including republication on another website); sell, rent or sub-license material from the website; show any material from the website in public; reproduce, duplicate, copy or otherwise exploit material on this website for a commercial purpose; edit or otherwise modify any material on the website; or edistribute material from this website except for content specifically and expressly made available for redistribution.
You must not use this website in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the website; or in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity. You must not use this website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software. You must not conduct any systematic or automatedAlchimia data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to this website without Alchimia express written consent. You must not use this website to transmit or send unsolicited commercial communications. You must not use this website for any purposes related to marketing without Alchimia’s express written consent.
Access to certain areas of this website is restricted. Alchimia reserves the right to restrict access to areas of this website, or indeed this entire website, at Alchimia’s discretion. If Alchimia provides you with a user ID and password to enable you to access restricted areas of this website or other content or services, you must ensure that the user ID and password are kept confidential. Alchimia may disable your user ID and password in Alchimia’s sole discretion without notice or explanation.
In these terms and conditions, “your user content” means material (including without limitation text, images, audio material, video material and audio-visual material) that you submit to this website, for whatever purpose. You grant to Alchimia a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, adapt, publish, translate and distribute your user content in any existing or future media. You also grant to Alchimia the right to sub-license these rights, and the right to bring an action for infringement of these rights. Your user content must not be illegal or unlawful, must not infringe any third party’s legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action whether against you or Alchimia or a third party (in each case under any applicable law). You must not submit any user content to the website that is or has ever been the subject of any threatened or actual legal proceedings or other similar complaint. Alchimia reserves the right to edit or remove any material submitted to this website, or stored on Alchimia servers, or hosted or published upon this website. Notwithstanding Alchimia’s rights under these terms and conditions in relation to user content, Alchimia does not undertake to monitor the submission of such content to, or the publication of such content on, this website.
Processing of orders
Alchimia aim to ship all items during the next shipping day immediately following receipt of your order. Typically there is one shipping day in each working week (defined as Monday to Friday inclusive), however during busy periods we may ship on two days per working week. If the office is closed for more than one week at any time a notice will be prominently displayed at the home page of the Alchimia informing customers of this fact.
Your order may be delayed if the item is not in stock. Some items may be unavailable. We regret we are not able to supply dates when our suppliers may get an item in stock. We are pleased to be able to offer full order tracking facilities for customers. After you have placed an order, you will be able to check on its status by visiting the Alchimia Online Customer Area, either by clicking the link included in your email order confirmation, or by clicking the link at the top of the website’s home page. Please note that your order may be sent to you in instalments.
Credit and debit cards are immediately debited by PayPal on behalf of Alchimia when you place your order. This payment process is valid for all orders, including pre-orders. Books and magazines are zero-rated for Value Added Tax (VAT), however all other goods offered at this website are subject to VAT for all customers who are purchasing within the European Union. All prices for VAT-applicable goods are shown net of VAT, and the appropriate amount of VAT will be added at the point of sale. Customers ordering from outside the European Union are not required to pay VAT.
Shipments to your delivery address may be subject to import duties and taxes which are levied once a shipment reaches your country. Any such additional charges to clear customs must be borne by you. You should note that customs policies vary widely from country to country so we advise that customers contact their local customs office for further information. Note that international shipments are subject to opening and inspection by customs authorities.
Our standard Returns Policy applies to all purchases from Alchimia.
Weight of goods and cost of delivery
The cost of delivery is determined according to the currently applicable rates charged by Royal Mail for the UK, and either Royal Mail Airmail or Surface Mail for customers outside the UK. The amount paid for shipping is determined in accordance with a weight-based system. Full details of Royal Mail’s shipping rates are shown at the Royal Mail website, which can be accessed via this link. Typical shipping times to addresses outside the UK are 4 to 10 days for Royal Mail Airmail and 2 to 6 weeks for Surface Mail. Each item for sale at this website has been allocated a weight, by reference to which the total weight of each order can be calculated for the purpose of determining the amount to be paid for delivery. The weights shown have been rounded up to the nearest 5g.
Services used for deliveries to addresses within the UK:
Royal Mail First Class or Second Class up to a package weight of 2000g. All packages above this weight are sent by UK Mail.
Services used for deliveries to address outside the UK:
All packages containing only books or magazines are sent by the Royal Mail Printed Papers Airmail or Surface Mail service.
All packages containing T-shirts, CDs or DVDs are sent by the Royal Mail Small Packet Airmail or Surface Mail service.
Alchimia levies a packaging charge of £1.25 (or equivalent in US Dollars or Euro) for each customer’s order. This charge is a flat rate per order placed, regardless of how many items are bought with a single payment.
Occasionally items go astray during delivery to customers. We will of course send out replacement items if it becomes clear that items have been lost en route to a customer. However, we have found that more often than not, rather than being lost, items that do not arrive in a reasonable time are delayed in the mail, and do eventually arrive. Therefore we do not consider an item to be lost in the mail until the following time periods have elapsed:
UK 4 weeks.
Outside the UK 8 weeks.
This website is provided “as is” without any representations or warranties, express or implied. Alchimia makes no representations or warranties in relation to this website or the information and materials provided on this website. Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing paragraph, Alchimia does not warrant that: this website will be constantly available, or available at all; or the information on this website is complete, true, accurate or non-misleading. Nothing on this website constitutes, or is meant to constitute, advice of any kind. [If you require advice in relation to any [legal, financial or medical] matter you should consult an appropriate professional.]
Limitations of Liability
Alchimia will not be liable to you (whether under the law of contact, the law of torts or otherwise) in relation to the contents of, or use of, or otherwise in connection with, this website: [to the extent that the website is provided free-of-charge, for any direct loss;] for any indirect, special or consequential loss; or for any business losses, loss of revenue, income, profits or anticipated savings, loss of contracts or business relationships, loss of reputation or goodwill, or loss or corruption of information or data. These limitations of liability apply even if Alchimia has been expressly advised of the potential loss.
Nothing in this website disclaimer will exclude or limit any warranty implied by law that it would be unlawful to exclude or limit; and nothing in this website disclaimer will exclude or limit Alchimia liability in respect of any: death or personal injury caused by Alchimia’s negligence; fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation on the part of Alchimia; or matter which it would be illegal or unlawful for Alchimia to exclude or limit, or to attempt or purport to exclude or limit, its liability.
By using this website, you agree that the exclusions and limitations of liability set out in this website disclaimer are reasonable. If you do not think they are reasonable, you must not use this website.
You accept that, as a limited liability entity, Alchimia has an interest in limiting the personal liability of its officers and employees. You agree that you will not bring any claim personally against Alchimia officers or employees in respect of any losses you suffer in connection with the website. Without prejudice to the foregoing paragraph, you agree that the limitations of warranties and liability set out in this website disclaimer will protect Alchimia officers, employees, agents, subsidiaries, successors, assigns and sub-contractors as well as Alchimia.
If any provision of this website disclaimer is, or is found to be, unenforceable under applicable law, that will not affect the enforceability of the other provisions of this website disclaimer.
You hereby indemnify Alchimia and undertake to keep Alchimia indemnified against any losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including without limitation legal expenses and any amounts paid by Alchimia to a third party in settlement of a claim or dispute on the advice of Alchimia legal advisers) incurred or suffered by Alchimia arising out of any breach by you of any provision of these terms and conditions, or arising out of any claim that you have breached any provision of these terms and conditions.
Breaches of these terms and conditions
Without prejudice to Alchimia other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach these terms and conditions in any way, Alchimiamay take such action as Alchimia deems appropriate to deal with the breach, including suspending your access to the website, prohibiting you from accessing the website, blocking computers using your IP address from accessing the website, contacting your internet service provider to request that they block your access to the website and/or bringing court proceedings against you.
Alchimia may revise these terms and conditions from time-to-time. Revised terms and conditions will apply to the use of this website from the date of the publication of the revised terms and conditions on this website. Please check this page regularly to ensure you are familiar with the current version.
Alchimia may transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with Alchimia’s rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions without notifying you or obtaining your consent. You may not transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with your rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions.
If a provision of these terms and conditions is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other provisions will continue in effect. If any unlawful and/or unenforceable provision would be lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted, and the rest of the provision will continue in effect.
These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and Alchimia in relation to your use of this website, and supersede all previous agreements in respect of your use of this website.
Law and jurisdiction
These terms and conditions will be governed by and construed in accordance with UK GOVERNING LAW, and any disputes relating to these terms and conditions will be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the UK.
About these website terms and conditions
These website terms and conditions are based on a Contractology website terms and conditions form available at www.freenetlaw.com. Customers can purchase a wide range of commercial contracts from Contractology.com.
Registrations and authorisations
Alchimia is an imprint of FAB Press Ltd., which is a company registered with Companies House. You can find the online version of the register at Companies House.
FAB Press Ltd’s registration number is 04637973. FAB Press Ltd’s VAT number is GB 709209243. FAB Press Ltd’s details The full name of FAB Press Ltd is FAB Press Limited.
FAB Press Ltd’s registered address is:
You can contact Alchimia by e-mail to email@example.com