Terms and Conditions
These terms and conditions (the "Terms and Conditions") govern the use of www.introcar.com (the "Website"). These Terms and Conditions also govern the purchase of goods (as defined below) and the provision of services (as defined below) on the Website.
By using this Website, you acknowledge that you have read and understand these Terms and Conditions and that you agree to these Terms and Conditions.
This Website is owned and operated by IntroCar Units C & D.
IntroCar are dedicated to your total satisfaction with the Goods you Order and the Service you receive so if you would like to contact us please email [email protected], call +44 (0) 20 8546 2027 or write to us at IntroCar Units C & D The Pavilions, 2 East Road, Wimbledon, SW19 1UW, United Kingdom.
1.1. These Terms and Conditions will apply to the purchase of the Goods by you (the "Customer" or "You").
We are IntroCar Ltd (the "Supplier" or "Us" or "We") , a company registered in England and Wales under number 02105867, whose registered office is at Units C & D The Pavilions, 2 East Road, London, SW19 1UW, with email address [email protected] and telephone number +44 (0) 20 8546 2027 .
1.2. These are the Terms and Conditions on which we sell vehicle parts and other goods ("Goods") to you. By ordering any of the Goods, you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. You may only purchase the Goods from the Website if you are eligible to enter into a contract and are at least 18 years old.
The following terms will have the following meaning when used in these Terms and Conditions:
2.1. "Consumer" means an individual acting for purposes which are wholly or mainly outside their trade, business, craft or profession;
2.2. "Contract" means the legally-binding agreement between you and us for the supply of the Goods;
2.3. "Delivery Location" means the Supplier's premises or other location where the Goods are to be supplied, as set out in the Order;
2.4. "Durable Medium" means paper or email, or any other medium that allows information to be addressed personally to the recipient, enables the recipient to store the information in a way accessible for future reference for a period that is long enough for the purposes of the information, and allows the unchanged reproduction of the information stored;
2.5. "Goods" means the goods advertised on the Website that we supply to you of the number and description as set out in the Order;
2.6. "Services" means any services provided on our Website or related to the advertising and sale of Goods.
2.7. "Order" means the Customer's order for the Goods from the Supplier as submitted following the step by step process set out on the Website;
3. Our Website
3.1. Intellectual Property. All content published and made available on our Website is the property of IntroCar or our business partners. This includes, but is not limited to images, text, logos, documents, downloadable files and anything that contributes to the composition of our Website.
No part of this website may be reproduced for commercial purposes without expressed written permission of IntroCar Ltd.
3.2. We reserve the right to modify or withdraw, temporarily or permanently, the Website (or any part of it) with or without notice and you confirm that we shall not be liable to you or any third party for any modification to or withdrawal of the Website.
3.3. You will not be eligible for any compensation if you cannot use any part of the Website or due to a failure, suspension or withdrawal of all or part of the website due to circumstances beyond our control.
4.1. The description of the Goods is as set out in the Website, catalogues, brochures or other form of advertisement. Any description is for illustrative purposes only and there may be small discrepancies in the size and color of the Goods supplied.
4.2. In the case of any Goods made to your special requirements, it is your responsibility to ensure that any information or specification you provide is accurate.
4.3. All Goods which appear on the Website are subject to availability.
4.4. We can make changes to the Goods which are necessary to comply with any applicable law or safety requirement or to implement minor technical adjustments and improvements which do not materially change the main characteristics of the Goods. We will notify you of these changes.
5. Personal information
5.2. We may contact you by using e-mail or other electronic communication methods and by pre-paid post to inform you of changes to our website, events and offers and you expressly agree to this. We shall not pass this information to third party organisations. Your subscription preferences can be updated at any time.
6. Basis of Sale
6.1. The description of the Goods in our website does not constitute a contractual offer to sell the Goods. When an Order has been submitted on the Website, we can reject it for any reason, although we will try to tell you the reason without delay. Reasons include but are not limited to: Goods being out of stock, unexpected resource limitations, identification of an error in the price or description of a product or because we are unable to meet a delivery deadline you have specified.
6.2. The Order process is set out on the Website. Each step allows you to check and amend any errors before submitting the Order. It is your responsibility to check that you have used the ordering process correctly.
6.3. A Contract will be formed for the sale of Goods ordered only when you receive an email from us confirming the Order (the “Order Confirmation”). You must ensure that the Order Confirmation is complete and accurate and inform us immediately of any errors. We are not responsible for any inaccuracies in the Order placed by you. By placing an Order you agree to us giving you confirmation of the Contract by means of an email with all information in it. You will receive the Order Confirmation within a reasonable time after making the Contract, but in any event not later than the delivery of any Goods supplied under the Contract.
6.4. Any quotation is valid for a maximum period of 14 days from its date, unless we expressly withdraw it at an earlier time.
6.5. No variation of the Contract, whether about description of the Goods, fees or otherwise, can be made after it has been entered into unless the variation is agreed by the Customer and the Supplier in writing.
6.6. We intend that these Terms and Conditions apply only to a Contract entered into by you as a Consumer. If this is not the case, you must tell us, so that we can provide you with a different contract with terms which are more appropriate for you and which might, in some respects, be better for you, e.g. by giving you rights as a business.
7. Price and Payment
7.1. The price of the Goods and any additional delivery or other charges is that set out on the Website at the date of the Order or such other price as we may agree in writing.
7.2. The price of the Goods (which excludes VAT) will be the price quoted to you or stated on our website.
7.3. It is possible that in rare cases some of the Goods we sell may be incorrectly priced. We typically check prices before accepting your Order so that, where the correct price of the Goods at your Order date is less than our stated price at your Order date, we will charge the lower amount. If the Goods’ correct price at your Order date is higher than the price stated to you, we will contact you for your instructions before we accept your order. If we accept and process your Order where a pricing error is obvious and unmistakable and could reasonably have been recognized by you as a mispricing, we may end the Contract, refund you any sums you have paid and require the return of any Goods provided to you.
7.4. We accept payment by: all major debit and credit cards (including Visa, Mastercard and American Express), Amazon Pay and PayPal. Unless we agree credit terms with you in writing, you must pay for the Goods before we dispatch them.
7.5. In the event we offer you credit terms at our sole discretion, you shall pay each invoice submitted by us:
7.5.1. within 30 days of the date of the invoice; and
7.5.2. in full and in cleared funds to a bank account nominated in writing by us, and time for payment shall be of the essence of the contract.
7.5.3. If you do not make any payment to us by the due date we may charge interest to you on the overdue amount. This interest shall accrue on a daily basis from the due date until the date of actual payment of the overdue amount, whether before or after judgment. You must pay us interest together with any overdue amount.
7.6. If you believe there to be an error in an invoice please contact us promptly to advise us. You will not have to pay any interest until the dispute is resolved. Once the dispute is resolved we will charge you interest on correctly invoiced sums from the original due date.
8.1. Where we supply you with Goods with an exchange-part surcharge applied, we will refund the surcharge amount to you provided that we receive from you within 28 days of the date of delivery of the relevant Goods a corresponding like-for-like part (“Exchange Part”) in a reasonable and serviceable condition and in accordance with our requirements including any relevant surcharge policy made known to you (“Surcharge Conditions”).
8.2. We calculate our exchange-part surcharges on the basis that we will receive an Exchange Part from you which fulfils our Surcharge Conditions. Accordingly, if in our sole discretion and acting reasonably, we determine that the Exchange Part provided by you does not meet our Surcharge Conditions then we may not refund the surcharge or may reduce it accordingly in which case we will notify you and you will have the opportunity to collect or arrange collection of the Exchange Part you provided to us.
8.3. Any surcharge due to you will be refunded within 30 days of us receiving the corresponding part from you and made by the same method you used to pay.
9.1. The costs of delivery will be as advised to you before you place your Order.
9.2. We will deliver the Goods, to the Delivery Location by the time or within the agreed period or, failing any agreement, without undue delay and, in any event, not more than 30 days after the day on which the Contract is entered into.
9.3. In any case, regardless of events beyond our control, if we do not deliver the Goods on time, you can (in addition to any other remedies) treat the Contract at an end if:
9.3.1. we have refused to deliver the Goods, or if delivery on time is essential taking into account all the relevant circumstances at the time the Contract was made, or you said to us before the Contract was made that delivery on time was essential; or
9.3.2. after we have failed to deliver on time, you have specified a later period which is appropriate to the circumstances and we have not delivered within that period.
9.4. If you treat the Contract at an end, we will (in addition to other remedies) promptly return all payments made under the Contract.
9.5. If you were entitled to treat the Contract at an end, but do not do so, you are not prevented from cancelling the Order for any Goods or rejecting Goods that have been delivered and, if you do this, we will (in addition to other remedies) without delay return all payments made under the Contract for any such cancelled or rejected Goods. If the Goods have been delivered, you must return them to us or allow us to collect them from you and we will pay the costs of this.
9.6. If you have requested to collect the Goods from our premises (“Customer Collection”), you can collect them from us at any time during our working hours after we have notified you that the Goods are ready for collection.
9.7. If no one is available at your address to take delivery and the Goods cannot be posted through your letterbox, the relevant courier will leave you a note informing you of how to rearrange delivery or collect the Goods.
9.8. If you do not collect the Goods from us as arranged or if, after a failed delivery to you, you do not re-arrange delivery or collect them from the relevant courier and the Goods are returned to us, we will contact you for further instructions and may charge you for storage costs and any further delivery costs. If despite our efforts we are unable to contact you or re-arrange delivery or collection then we may end the Contract and charge you reasonable compensation for our costs and/or losses.
9.9. You agree we may deliver the Goods in instalments if we suffer a shortage of stock or other genuine and fair reason, subject to the above provisions and provided you are not liable for extra charges.
9.10. If you or your nominee fail, through no fault of ours, to take delivery of the Goods at the Delivery Location, we may charge the reasonable costs of storing and redelivering them.
9.11. The Goods will become your responsibility from the completion of delivery or Customer Collection. You must, if reasonably practicable, examine the Goods before accepting them.
10. Risk and Title
10.1. Risk of damage to, or loss of, any Goods will pass to you when the Goods are delivered to you.
10.2. You do not own the Goods until we have received payment in full. If full payment is overdue or a step occurs towards your bankruptcy, we can choose, by notice to cancel any delivery and end any right to use the Goods still owned by you, in which case you must return them or allow us to collect them.
11. Withdrawal, Returns and Cancellation
11.1. You can withdraw the Order by telling us before the Contract is made, if you simply wish to change your mind and without giving us a reason, and without incurring any liability.
11.2. This is a Distance Contract (as defined below) which has the cancellation rights (“Cancellation Rights”) set out below. These Cancellation Rights, however, do not apply, to a contract for the following goods (with no others) in the following circumstances:
11.2.1. goods that are made to your specifications or are clearly personalized;
11.2.2. goods which are liable to deteriorate or expire rapidly.
11.3. Also, the Cancellation Rights for a Contract cease to be available in the following circumstances: in the case of any Sales Contract, if the goods become mixed inseparably (according to their nature) with other items after delivery.
12. Right to cancel
12.1. Subject as stated in these Terms and Conditions, you can cancel the Contract within 14 days without giving any reason.
12.2. The cancellation period will expire after 14 days from the day on which you acquire, or a third party, other than the carrier indicated by you, acquires physical possession of the last of the Goods.
12.3. To exercise the right to cancel, you must inform us of your decision to cancel this Contract by a clear statement setting out your decision (e.g. a letter sent by post or email). You can use the attached model cancellation form, but it is not obligatory. In any event, you must be able to show clear evidence of when the cancellation was made, so you may decide to use the model cancellation form.
12.4. To meet the cancellation deadline, it is sufficient for you to send your communication concerning your exercise of the right to cancel before the cancellation period has expired.
Effects of cancellation in the cancellation period
12.5. Except as set out below, if you cancel this Contract, we will reimburse to you all payments received from you and the original cost of the least expensive standard delivery within the UK, but excluding the costs of other types of delivery (this means that if you have requested a delivery method that is more expensive than the least expensive standard delivery within the UK or it is a delivery outside the UK, then you will only be reimbursed as for the least expensive standard delivery within the UK).
Deduction for Goods supplied
12.6. We may make a deduction from the reimbursement for loss in value of any Goods supplied, if the loss is the result of unnecessary handling by you (i.e. handling the Goods beyond what is necessary to establish the nature, characteristics and functioning of the Goods: e.g. it goes beyond the sort of handling that might be reasonably allowed in a shop). This is because you are liable for that loss and, if that deduction is not made, you must pay us the amount of that loss.
Timing of reimbursement
12.7. If we have not offered to collect the Goods, we will make the reimbursement without undue delay, and not later than:
12.7.1. 14 days after the day we receive back from you any Goods supplied, or
12.7.2. (if earlier) 14 days after the day you provide evidence that you have sent back the Goods.
12.8. If we have offered to collect the Goods or if no Goods were supplied, we will make the reimbursement without undue delay, and not later than 14 days after the day on which we are informed about your decision to cancel this Contract.
12.9. We will make the reimbursement using the same means of payment as you used for the initial transaction, unless you have expressly agreed otherwise; in any event, you will not incur any fees as a result of the reimbursement.
12.10. If you have received Goods in connection with the Contract which you have cancelled, you must send back the Goods or hand them over to us at Units C & D The Pavilions, 2 East Road, London, SW19 1UW without delay and in any event not later than 14 days from the day on which you communicate to us your cancellation of this Contract. The deadline is met if you send back the Goods before the period of 14 days has expired. You agree that you will have to bear all the costs of returning the Goods.
12.11. For the purposes of these Cancellation Rights, these words have the following meanings:
12.11.1. “Distance Contract” means a contract concluded between a trader and a consumer under an organized distance sales or service-provision scheme without the simultaneous physical presence of the trader and the consumer, with the exclusive use of one or more means of distance communication up to and including the time at which the contract is concluded;
12.11.2. “Sales Contract” means a contract under which a trader transfers or agrees to transfer the ownership of goods to a consumer and the consumer pays or agrees to pay the price, including any contract that has both goods and services as its object.
13. Conformity, Warranty and Guarantee
13.1. We have a legal duty to supply the Goods in conformity with the Contract, and will not have conformed if it does not meet the following obligation.
13.2. Upon delivery, the Goods will:
13.2.1. be of satisfactory quality;
13.2.2. be reasonably fit for any particular purpose for which you buy the Goods which, before the Contract is made, you made known to us (unless you do not actually rely, or it is unreasonable for you to rely, on our skill and judgment) and be fit for any purpose held out by us or set out in the Contract; and
13.2.3. conform to their description.
13.3. It is not a failure to conform if the failure has its origin in your materials.
13.4. Unless otherwise confirmed by us in writing, for Goods which are new and genuine Rolls-Royce or Bentley parts, we warrant that those Goods are free from material defects to the extent only that we have the benefit of, and can enforce, a corresponding warranty or guarantee against the manufacturer or our supplier of the relevant Goods. We shall use our reasonable efforts to enforce any such guarantee or warranty against the manufacturer or our supplier and pass any corresponding benefit onto you subject always to you cooperating fully and assisting us in complying with the terms of any relevant manufacturer or supplier warranty.
13.5. For all other Goods, we warrant that on delivery and for a period of:
13.5.1. 36 months for Goods which are new aftermarket parts named ‘Prestige Parts’ (not manufactured by the original equipment manufacturer);
13.5.2. 24 months for Goods which are used parts;
13.5.3. 12 months for Goods which are reconditioned parts.
13.6. The warranty does not apply to any defect in the Goods arising from:
13.6.1. failure to fit the Goods in accordance with the relevant manufacturer’s instructions and guidelines;
13.6.2. fair wear and tear;
13.6.3. willful damage, abnormal storage or working conditions, accident, negligence by you or by any third party (including but not limited to insufficient servicing);
13.6.4. any failure by you or a third party to maintain, operate or use the Goods in accordance with the user instructions; or
13.6.5. any alteration or repair by you or by a third party who has not been approved by us beforehand.
13.7. Subject to clause 13.6, if:
13.7.1. you give us notice in writing during the relevant Warranty Period within a reasonable time of discovery that any Goods do not comply with the warranty set out in clause 13.5;
13.7.2. we are given a reasonable opportunity of examining such Goods or (at our request) you provide reasonable photographic evidence of the alleged defect(s); and
13.7.3. you (at our request) return such Goods to our place of business at your cost,
we shall, at our sole option, repair or replace the defective Goods, or refund the price of the defective Goods in full.
13.8. We may in our sole discretion replace any alleged faulty Goods following notice provided by you in accordance with clause 13.7. before we have received and examined the alleged faulty Goods. We shall however be entitled to charge you for any replacement Goods (including any delivery costs etc.) to the extent that:
13.8.1. we reasonably determine that the alleged faulty Goods do not comply with the warranty at clause 13.5. or that any fault has occurred because of your failure to comply with clause 13.6; or
13.8.2. the alleged faulty Goods are not received by us within 14 days of receipt of your notice.
13.9. These Terms shall apply to any repaired or replacement Goods supplied by us under clause 13.7. save that the Warranty Period shall commence from the delivery of the original Goods supplied to you.
13.10. If you are a consumer, this warranty is in addition to, and does not affect, your legal rights in relation to Goods that are faulty or not as described.
13.11. We will provide telephone and email support to the Customer to ensure accurate identification of parts required for their specific car model.
14. Successors and our Sub-contractors
14.1. Either party can transfer the benefit of the Contract to someone else, and will remain liable to the other for its obligations under the Contract. The Supplier will be liable for the acts of any sub-contractors who it chooses to help perform its duties.
15. Circumstances beyond the control of either party
15.1. In the event of any failure by a party because of cause beyond its reasonable control:
15.2. the party will advise the other party as soon as reasonably practicable; and
15.3. the party's obligations will be suspended so far as is reasonable, provided that that party will act reasonably, and the party will not be liable for any failure which it could not reasonably avoid, but this will not affect the Customer's above rights relating to delivery and any right to cancel.
16.1. Your privacy is critical to us. We respect your privacy and comply with the General Data Protection Regulation with regard to your personal information.
16.3. For the purposes of these Terms and Conditions:
16.3.1. “Data Protection Laws” means any applicable law relating to the processing of Personal Data, including, but not limited to the GDPR.
16.3.2. “GDPR” means the UK General Data Protection Regulation.
16.3.3. “Data Controller”, “Personal Data” and “Processing” shall have the same meaning as in the GDPR.
16.4. We are a Data Controller of the Personal Data we Process in providing Goods to you.
16.5. Where you supply Personal Data to us so we can provide Goods to you, and we Process that Personal Data in the course of providing the Goods to you, we will comply with our obligations imposed by the Data Protection Laws:
16.5.1. before or at the time of collecting Personal Data, we will identify the purposes for which information is being collected;
16.5.2. we will only Process Personal Data for the purposes identified;
16.5.3. we will respect your rights in relation to your Personal Data; and
16.5.4. we will implement technical and organizational measures to ensure your Personal Data is secure.
16.6. We will use the personal information you provide to us:
16.6.1. to supply the Goods to you;
16.6.2. to process your payment for the Goods; and
16.6.3. if you agreed to this during the order process, to give you information about similar Goods that we provide, but you may stop receiving this at any time by contacting us.
16.7. Where we extend credit to you for the Goods we may pass your personal information to credit reference agencies and they may keep a record of any search that they do.
16.8. For any enquiries or complaints regarding data privacy, you can e-mail: [email protected].
17. Excluding liability
17.1. The Supplier does not exclude liability for: (i) any fraudulent act or omission; or (ii) for death or personal injury caused by negligence or breach of the Supplier's other legal obligations. Subject to this, the Supplier is not liable for (i) loss which was not reasonably foreseeable to both parties at the time when the Contract was made, or (ii) loss (e.g. loss of profit) to the Customer's business, trade, craft or profession which would not be suffered by a Consumer - because the Supplier believes the Customer is not buying the Goods wholly or mainly for its business, trade, craft or profession.
Our Liability if you are a Business
17.2. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions limits or excludes our liability to the extent that would be unlawful in any relevant jurisdiction nor for:
17.2.1. death or personal injury caused by our negligence;
17.2.2. fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
17.2.3. breach of the terms implied by section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 (title and quiet possession); or
17.2.4. defective products under the Consumer Protection Act 1987.
17.3. Subject to clause 17.2, we will under no circumstances whatsoever be liable to you, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, arising under or in connection with the Contract for:
17.3.1. any loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
17.3.2. loss or corruption of data, information or software;
17.3.3. loss of business opportunity;
17.3.4. loss of anticipated savings;
17.3.5. loss of goodwill; or
17.3.6. any indirect or consequential loss.
17.4. Subject to clause 17.2, our total liability to you in respect of all losses arising under or in connection with the contract, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, shall in no circumstances exceed the amount paid for the relevant Goods.
17.5. Except as expressly stated in these Terms and Conditions, we do not give any representation, warranties or undertakings in relation to the Goods. Any representation, condition or warranty which might be implied or incorporated into these Terms and Conditions by statute, common law or otherwise is excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law. In particular, we will not be responsible for ensuring that the Goods are suitable for your purposes.
Our Liability if you are a Consumer
17.6. If we fail to comply with these Terms and Conditions, we are responsible for loss or damage you suffer that is a foreseeable result of our breach of these Terms and Conditions or our negligence, but we are not responsible for any loss or damage that is not foreseeable. Loss or damage is foreseeable if it is an obvious consequence of our breach or if it was contemplated by you and us at the time we entered into this Terms and Conditions.
17.7. We only supply the Goods for domestic and private use. You agree not to use the Goods for any commercial, business or resale purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.
17.8. Notwithstanding anything in these Terms and Conditions, we do not in any way exclude or limit our liability for:
17.8.1. death or personal injury caused by our negligence;
17.8.2. fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
17.8.3. defective products under the Consumer Protection Act 1987; or
17.8.4. any matter in respect of which it would be unlawful for us to exclude or restrict our liability.
18. Governing law, Jurisdiction and Complaints
18.1. The Contract (including any non-contractual matters) is governed by the law of England and Wales.
18.2. Disputes can be submitted to the jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales or, where the Customer lives in Scotland or Northern Ireland, in the courts of respectively Scotland or Northern Ireland.
18.3. We try to avoid any dispute, so we deal with complaints in the following way: If a dispute occurs customers should contact us to find a solution. We will aim to respond with an appropriate solution within 5 days.
Model Cancellation Form
Units C & D The Pavilions
2 East Road, London, SW19 1UW
Email address: [email protected]
Telephone number: +44 (0) 20 8546 2027
I/We[*] hereby give notice that I/We [*] cancel my/our [*] contract of sale of the following goods/for the supply of the following service[*]: ___________________, ordered on: ___________ and received on: ____________.
Name of consumer(s):
Address of consumer(s):
Signature of consumer(s) (only if this form is notified on paper)
[*] Delete as appropriate.
Definitions and interpretation
|“Data”||collectively all information that you submit to IntroCar Ltd via the Website. This definition incorporates, where applicable, the definitions provided in the Data Protection Laws;|
|“Cookies”||a small text file placed on your computer by this Website when you visit certain parts of the Website and/or when you use certain features of the Website. Details of the cookies used by this Website are set out in the clause below ( Cookies);|
|“Data Protection Laws”||any applicable law relating to the processing of personal Data, including but not limited to the GDPR, and any national implementing and supplementary laws, regulations and secondary legislation;|
|“GDPR”||the UK General Data Protection Regulation;|
|“IntroCar Ltd”, “We” or “Us”||IntroCar Ltd, a company incorporated in England and Wales with registered number 02105867 whose registered office is at Units C & D The Pavilions, 2 East Road, London, SW19 1UW;|
|“UK and EU Cookie Law”||the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 as amended by the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 & the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2018;|
|“User” or “You”||any third party that accesses the Website and is not either (i) employed by IntroCar Ltd and acting in the course of their employment or (ii) engaged as a consultant or otherwise providing services to IntroCar Ltd and accessing the Website in connection with the provision of such services; and|
|“Website”||the website that you are currently using, www.IntroCar.com, and any sub-domains of this site unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions.|
- the singular includes the plural and vice versa;
- a reference to a person includes firms, companies, government entities, trusts and partnerships;
- "including" is understood to mean "including without limitation";
- reference to any statutory provision includes any modification or amendment of it;
4. For purposes of the applicable Data Protection Laws, IntroCar Ltd is the "Data Controller". This means that IntroCar Ltd determines the purposes for which, and the manner in which, your Data is processed.
5. We may collect the following Data, which includes personal Data, from you:
- contact Information such as email addresses and telephone numbers;
- web browser type and version (automatically collected);
- operating system (automatically collected);
- a list of URLs starting with a referring site, your activity on this Website, and the site you exit to (automatically collected);
How we collect Data
6. We collect Data in the following ways:
- data is given to us by you ; and
- data is collected automatically.
Data that is given to us by you
7. IntroCar Ltd will collect your Data in a number of ways, for example:
- when you contact us through the Website, by telephone, post, e-mail or through any other means;
- when you register with us and set up an account to receive our products/services;
- when you enter a competition or promotion through a social media channel;
- when you make payments to us, through this Website or otherwise;
- when you elect to receive marketing communications from us;
- when you use our services;
Data that is collected automatically
8. To the extent that you access the Website, we will collect your Data automatically, for example:
- we automatically collect some information about your visit to the Website. This information helps us to make improvements to Website content and navigation, and includes your IP address, the date, times and frequency with which you access the Website and the way you use and interact with its content.
- we will collect your Data automatically via cookies, in line with the cookie settings on your browser. For more information about cookies, and how we use them on the Website, see the section below, headed "Cookies".
Our use of Data
9. Any or all of the above Data may be required by us from time to time in order to provide you with the best possible service and experience when using our Website. Specifically, Data may be used by us for the following reasons:
- for order fulfillment;
10. We may use your Data for the above purposes if we deem it necessary to do so for our legitimate interests. If you are not satisfied with this, you have the right to object in certain circumstances (see the section headed "Your rights" below).
11. When you register with us and set up an account to receive our services, the legal basis for this processing is the performance of a contract between you and us and/or taking steps, at your request, to enter into such a contract.
12. We may use your Data to show you IntroCar Ltd adverts and other content on other websites. If you do not want us to use your data to show you IntroCar Ltd adverts and other content on other websites, please turn off the relevant cookies (please refer to the section headed "Cookies" below).
Who we share Data with
13. We may share your Data with the following groups of people for the following reasons:
- third party service providers who provide services to us which require the processing of personal data - for safe delivery of items;
- third party payment providers who process payments made over the Website - to enable third party payment providers to process user payments and refunds;
Keeping Data secure
14. We will use technical and organisational measures to safeguard your Data, for example:
- access to your account is controlled by a password and a user name that is unique to you.
- we store your Data on secure servers.
15. We are certified to PCI DSS. This family of standards helps us manage your Data and keep it secure.
16. Technical and organisational measures include measures to deal with any suspected data breach. If you suspect any misuse or loss or unauthorised access to your Data, please let us know immediately by contacting us via this e-mail address: [email protected].
17. If you want detailed information from Get Safe Online on how to protect your information and your computers and devices against fraud, identity theft, viruses and many other online problems, please visit www.getsafeonline.org. Get Safe Online is supported by HM Government and leading businesses.
19. Even if we delete your Data, it may persist on backup or archival media for legal, tax or regulatory purposes.
20. You have the following rights in relation to your Data:
- Right to access - the right to request (i) copies of the information we hold about you at any time, or (ii) that we modify, update or delete such information. If we provide you with access to the information we hold about you, we will not charge you for this, unless your request is "manifestly unfounded or excessive." Where we are legally permitted to do so, we may refuse your request. If we refuse your request, we will tell you the reasons why.
- Right to correct - the right to have your Data rectified if it is inaccurate or incomplete.
- Right to erase - the right to request that we delete or remove your Data from our systems.
- Right to restrict our use of your Data - the right to "block" us from using your Data or limit the way in which we can use it.
- Right to data portability - the right to request that we move, copy or transfer your Data.
- Right to object - the right to object to our use of your Data including where we use it for our legitimate interests.
21. To make enquiries, exercise any of your rights set out above, or withdraw your consent to the processing of your Data (where consent is our legal basis for processing your Data), please contact us via this e-mail address: [email protected].
22. If you are not satisfied with the way a complaint you make in relation to your Data is handled by us, you may be able to refer your complaint to the relevant data protection authority. For the UK, this is the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO). The ICO's contact details can be found on their website at https://ico.org.uk/.
23. It is important that the Data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your Data changes during the period for which we hold it.
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You may contact IntroCar Ltd by email at [email protected].
IntroCar Warranty Guidelines
From 1st January 2017 all Prestige Parts® products are covered by a worldwide warranty for a full three years. No one else offers a warranty this long. Here's how it compares..
|Any Prestige Parts® Branded Product||
Original Crewe Genuine Parts
- Supplied & Fitted by Bentley authorised dealer
Original Crewe Genuine Parts
- Supplied by Bentley dealer / Fitted by non-Bentley workshop
|Bentley||n/a||2 Year Warranty||1 Year Warranty|
|IntroCar||3 Year Warranty||2 Year Warranty||2 Year Warranty|
IntroCar bases its warranty procedure along the lines of the Sale of Goods Act, which covers all commercial transactions taking place within the United Kingdom. Transactions taking place online are subject to additional legislation related to Distance Selling. The purpose of the Act is to provide a legal framework for the resolution of problems that arise when a product or service is not up to standard, and to protect both the customer and the supplier from the incurrence of unnecessary or unfair expense. In the opinion of the Company, it also provides an ethical framework to ensure fair distribution of expenses in relation to warranty claims. It ensures that reasonable costs incurred by customers because of faulty goods or services are met by the supplier, and it prevents suppliers being unfairly disadvantaged as they attempt to deal with problems with goods or services they have provided. IntroCar conforms to the warranty procedure recommended by the Rolls-Royce and Bentley Specialists’ Association.
Post-Brexit, the Act does not provide any legal redress for transactions between suppliers within the EU and customers outside the EU, but IntroCar extends its warranty policy to cover all transactions worldwide, including the European Union, because it believes that the Act provides an excellent and ethical framework for the fair resolution of problems relating to faulty components or services.
What follows is intended to provide practical guidance as to what can, and cannot, be claimed under warranty.
Mitigation of costs
The first thing to note is that, when a product fails, the customer is entitled only to recompense up to the cost of fixing the problem, provided that those costs could reasonably be predicted at the point of sale and that costs have truly been incurred. This is called the mitigation of costs. Loss of profit, loss of revenue, costs associated with diagnosis of the problem, and consequential losses that are not directly related to the failure of the product are not admissible. Inconvenience is not a cost that has been incurred.
Customers are legally obliged to make every effort to reasonably mitigate their costs.
1. Replacement of Products
The supplier is entitled to a reasonable amount of time to replace the faulty product with one that will cure the fault and is of commensurate quality and value to the product originally supplied. Should a replacement be unavailable, the customer is entitled to a credit note or cash refund up to the value of the goods originally invoiced.
Please note: if you decide to replace the failed component from a third party without obtaining the approval of the supplier, the supplier is within their rights to mitigate the cost of the component(s) to that which would have been incurred had the supplier been allowed a reasonable time to provide replacements. If the situation is urgent, and because of this you decide to replace the components from another supplier, then you are not entitled to any recompense higher than that which would have been offered by the original supplier had they been given reasonable time to provide replacements. This is because the supplier has no control over, and could not be expected to predict, the individual circumstances pertaining to the failure.
The labour cost of replacing a faulty component must be mitigated in two ways.
Firstly, the time taken to replace a component should not be arbitrarily determined. IntroCar uses the Rolls-Royce and Bentley Man Hour Schedules as an independent guide as to the number of hours that may be charged.
Secondly, labour rates should be mitigated to cost (i.e. without profit). In the case of retail sales, the labour rate allowable would normally be the standard rate charged by the technicians performing the work but would still be limited by the hours proscribed to perform the work, usually obtained from the Man Hour Schedule. In the case of trade sales, the customer is only entitled to claim their cost rate of labour (i.e. without profit). This varies from company to company, but as a general rule IntroCar offers to pay up to 65% of the hourly retail labour rate as published by the company in question.
The customer is entitled to claim the cost of any sundry items (oils, fluids, etc.) that would normally be required when a failed component is replaced. Where possible, the original supplier should be offered the opportunity to supply such items, as the customer cannot claim more than the supplier’s costs in making the replacement, unless they have sought and received the supplier’s authorisation.
4. Consequential Losses
The customer is entitled to claim for the replacement costs of other items that have been damaged directly by the failure of the component. This is subject to the limitations described in (1) Replacement of Products and (2) Labour (above). The supplier must be provided the opportunity to inspect any components that are deemed by the customer to have failed as a result of the faulty component(s) supplied. If the failed items are not available to be inspected then the cost of replacing the same cannot be considered under the warranty claim.
Please note that time taken obtaining a diagnosis of the fault that has occasioned the warranty claim is normally inadmissible, on the grounds that there is usually no independent means to determine how long fault diagnosis might take, and it can vary from person-to-person and company to company.
5) Delivery & Transportation
The supplier is liable to cover costs related to the dispatch of replacement products, up to the cost of the original delivery service, and for the cost of returning faulty components to and from the original customer. Costs associated with the return of goods from the customer to supplier should be fully mitigated to the cheapest reasonable cost for the same (i.e. if a part costs £3.00 to return by post but it is returned by motorcycle courier without approval by the supplier, the customer can only claim £3.00).
Costs associated with delivery to and from third parties (i.e. a customer’s customer) are not admissible, as the supplier almost certainly had no way of knowing where the goods were going at the point of sale and these costs form part of an independent contract between the customer and the third party.
Costs associated with the local transportation of a vehicle to the workshop where replacement of the faulty component may be effected are usually admissible, provided that the failure of the product has prevented the vehicle being driven safely or without further damage. For example, a car with a failed steering rack cannot be driven reliably, so transportation costs would be admissible, but a car with a failed window motor can be safely driven, so transportation costs would be inadmissible.
Costs associated with long distance transportation are not admissible, as the supplier has no way of predicting where a problem might occur at the point of sale.
Communication with the supplier before any additional costs are incurred is critical, since it prevents costs being incurred that may not be admissible in a warranty claim, and also provides the supplier a better chance of arranging replacements within a timeframe that is satisfactory to the customer. If costs are incurred that could have been avoided by early communication, the supplier is entitled to mitigate those costs accordingly.
The foregoing is designed to provide a framework for dealing with warranty claims that will lead to the swift resolution of such claims with the minimum of inconvenience to all parties. Its primary objective is to provide a resolution that is fair to all parties. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email [email protected].