Right of withdrawal
Chef Hans Ltd – distance contracts: cancellation right (this is an extract of our terms and conditions, section 8)
This Section applies if and only if you offer to contract with us, or contract with us, as a consumer – that is, as an individual acting wholly or mainly outside your trade, business, craft or profession.
You may withdraw an offer to enter into a contract with us through our website or cancel a contract entered into with us through our website (without giving any reason for your withdrawal or cancellation) at any time within the period:
beginning upon the submission of your offer; and
ending at the end of 14 days after the day on which the products come into your physical possession or the physical possession of a person identified by you to take possession of them (or, if the contract is for delivery of multiple products, lots or pieces of something, 14 days after the day on which the last of those products, lots or pieces comes into your physical possession or the physical possession of a period identified by you to take possession of them).
In order to withdraw an offer to contract or cancel a contract on the basis described in this Section, you must inform us of your decision to withdraw or cancel (as the case may be). You may inform us by means of any clear statement setting out the decision. In the case of cancellation, you may inform us using the cancellation form that we will make available to you. To meet the cancellation deadline, it is sufficient for you to send your communication concerning the exercise of the right to cancel before the cancellation period has expired.
If you cancel a contract on the basis described in this Section, you must send the products back to us (to Chef Hans Ltd, 1 Tyland Cottages, Tyland Lane, Maidstone ME14 3BH) or hand them over to us or a person authorised by us to receive them. You must comply with your obligations referred to in this Section without undue delay and in any event not later than 14 days after the day on which you inform us of your decision to cancel the contract. You must pay the direct cost of returning the products.
If you cancel an order in accordance with this Section, you will receive a full refund of the amount you paid to us in respect of the order including the costs of delivery to you, except:
if you chose a kind of delivery costing more than the least expensive kind of delivery that we offer, we reserve the right to retain the difference in cost between the kind of delivery you chose and the least expensive kind of delivery that we offer; and
as otherwise provided in this Section.
If the value of the products returned by you is diminished by any amount as a result of the handling of those products by you beyond what is necessary to establish the nature, characteristics and functioning of the products, we may recover that amount from you up to the contract price. We may recover that amount by deducting it from any refund due to you or require you to pay that amount direct to us. Handling which goes beyond the sort of handling that might reasonably be allowed in a shop will be “beyond what is necessary to establish the nature, characteristics and functioning of the products” for these purposes.
We will refund money using the same method used to make the payment, unless you have expressly agreed otherwise. In any case, you will not incur any fees as a result of the refund.
Unless we have offered to collect the products, we will process a refund due to you as a result of a cancellation on the basis described in this Section within the period of 14 days after the day on which we receive the returned products or (if earlier) after the day on which you supply to us evidence of having sent the products back. If we have not sent the products to you at the time of withdrawal or cancellation or have offered to collect the products, we will process a refund due to you without undue delay and, in any case, within the period of 14 days after the day on which we are informed of the withdrawal or cancellation.
You will not have any right to cancel a contract as described in this Section insofar as the contract relates to:
the supply of goods which are liable to deteriorate or expire rapidly; or
the supply of sealed goods which are not suitable for return due to health protection or hygiene reasons, where such goods have been unsealed by you.