NORTHERN FABLES FOUNDERS’ CLUB TERMS & CONDITIONS
1 BASIS OF CONTRACT1.1 These terms and conditions as amended from time to time (“Conditions”) together with a related order form constitute a contract between Northumberland Spirit Company Ltd (“Supplier”) and you (“you” or “Member”) in connection with your membership of the Supplier’s Founders’ Club (“Contract”) to the exclusion of any other terms.
1.2 The submission of an application form (“Order”) online or in hard copy by the Member constitutes an offer by the Member to become a member of the Founders’ Club in accordance with these Conditions. You are responsible for ensuring that the terms of the Order are complete and accurate.
1.3 The Order shall only be deemed to be accepted when the Supplier issues a written acceptance of the Order, at which point the Contract shall come into existence.
1.4 Subject to clause 10.4, the Contract constitutes the entire agreement between the parties. The Member acknowledges that it has not relied on any statement, promise or representation made or given by or on behalf of the Supplier which is not set out in the Contract.
1.5 By placing an Order you acknowledge and confirm that you are at least 18 years of age. The Supplier will not accept Orders from, nor arrange delivery of gin to, any person under the age of 18 at the date of the Contract. If the delivery Location (defined below) is specified to be outside of the United Kingdom then by placing an Order you acknowledge and confirm that you are at least of the minimum legal age to purchase alcohol in accordance with the laws of that country.
1.6 Northern Fables Founders Membership will end 31 December 2025. All Membership benefits will cease at that time.
2 GOODS2.1 The goods to be supplied by the Supplier to Members under this Contract in connection with membership of the Founders’ Club will consist of liquid bottled by the Supplier taken from the first batch of each Northern Fable Collection gin (“Gin”) produced by the Supplier at Blacksmiths Hall Distillery (“Still”) in accordance with this Contract.
2.2 It is intended by the Supplier that the first bottles of Gin will be filled within the Spring of each year and that each subsequent year, for the following four years, the Supplier will bottle the Gin as follows:
2.2.1 Within a time period determined at the discretion of the Supplier following each of the first distillation dates of each of the six gins, the Supplier will bottle from the Still enough miniature bottles of 5cl of Gin to meet the Founders’ Club requirements: and
2.2.2 within a time period determined at the discretion of the Supplier following each of the first distillation dates of each of the six gins, the Supplier will bottle from the Still enough 70cl bottles of Gin to meet the Founders Club requirements.
2.3 Membership of the Founders Club entitles the Member to receive:
2.3.1 following the bottling of the miniature bottles in accordance with clause 2.2.1 above, delivery of 1 miniature bottles (being 5cl each) of Gin at a time (being an aggregate of 6 bottles over the five-year period): and
2.3.2 following the bottling of the 70cl bottles in accordance with clause 2.2.2 above, delivery of one 70cl bottle of Gin at a time (being a total of 6 bottles of Gin).
2.4 Membership cards will be provided with a unique discount code. This card will give each Member 10% discount on all purchases made online or for purchases made in person at the distillery.
2.4.1 Membership cards and benefits are non-transferable.
2.4.2 Membership card isn’t a debit or credit card, cheque guarantee card or savings account card.
2.5 Each Member will receive four Distillery Tour tickets per year (being an aggregate of 20 tickets over the five-year period).
2.5.1 In line with “Challenge 25”, any person wishing to purchase or sample alcohol during a tour will be requested to present proof of age.
2.5.2 Benefits associated with the tour are only applicable when taking part in the tour.
3 DELIVERY3.1 The Supplier shall ensure that each delivery of the Gin is accompanied by a delivery note which shows the date of the dispatch from the Supplier’s distillery, all relevant Member and Supplier reference numbers and the type and quantity of the Goods.
3.2 The Supplier shall deliver the Gin to the location set out in the Order or such other location as the Member may notify the Supplier in writing from time to time (“Delivery Location”).
3.3 Delivery of the Gin shall be completed on the arrival of the Gin at the Delivery Location, whereby title to and risk in the Gin shall pass to the Member. In the event that a bottle is broken in transit prior to delivery, the member must promptly notify the Supplier in writing, and in any event no later than seven days after the date of delivery and provided prompt notification is received within the time period stated, the Supplier shall arrange for delivery of a replacement and may request that the Member return the broken bottle of Gin at the cost of the Supplier.
3.4 The Supplier shall not be liable for any delay or failure in delivery of the Gin that is caused by any event beyond its reasonable control, which by its nature could not have been foreseen, or, if it could have been foreseen, was unavoidable including without limitation strikes, lock-outs or other industrial action by third parties, civil commotion, riot, invasion, terrorist attack or threat of terrorist attack, war (whether declared or not) or threat or preparation for war, fire, explosion, storm, flood, earthquake, subsidence, epidemic or other natural disaster, or failure of public or private telecommunications networks or default of subcontractors (“Force Majeure Event”) or which is caused by the Member’s failure to provide the Supplier with adequate delivery instructions, a correct delivery address or any other instructions that are relevant to the supply of the Gin.
3.5 In the event of the Supplier’s total and ongoing failure to perform, and to be able to perform in future, the Contract in the event of an irremediable Force Majeure Event (including but not limited to total destruction of the Gin) no Member shall have the right to terminate this Contract and/or obtain a refund of the Membership Price (defined below) whether pro-rata or otherwise, but the Supplier retains the right to either (i) refund such proportion of the Membership Price that relates to Gin yet to be supplied or (ii) deliver alternative bottles of Gin to Members.
3.6 If the Member fails to accept delivery of the Goods within two attempts at delivery by the Supplier, then the Supplier shall return the Gin to its premises and attempt to contact the Member by email or telephone to arrange delivery (“Last Attempt”). In the event of contact with the Member, any further delivery costs for such re-delivery of the Gin shall be borne by the Member. If contact is not made within 90 days following the Last Attempt the Supplier shall be entitled to dispose of the undelivered Gin as it sees fit without liability to the Member and the Supplier shall be released from any future liability to deliver Gin to that Member for the outstanding portion of the Member’s five year membership.
4 YOUR RIGHTS TO CANCEL AND APPLICABLE REFUND 4.1 You may cancel an Order for membership, within 14 days from the day on which your Membership is confirmed by the receipt of cleared funds for the Order by the Supplier by notifying the Supplier in writing, within the stated term, via email or post. The Supplier will confirm your cancellation in writing.
4.2 If you cancel an Order under clause 4.1.1 and you have paid the Membership Price the Supplier will refund the Membership Price to you.
5 QUALITY5.1 As a consumer, you have legal rights in relation to the Gin including in relation to any which is faulty or not as described. This includes your statutory right to return faulty, damaged or incorrect goods within 30 calendar days of their receipt by you. Advice about your legal rights is available from your local Citizens’ Advice Bureau or Trading Standards office. Nothing in these Conditions will affect these legal rights.
6 PRICE AND PAYMENT6.1 The membership price for entry into the Founders Club Members resident in the United Kingdom (“Membership Price”) is (i) £400.00 (inclusive of VAT), payable immediately in one single instalment to the Supplier on the date that the Member’s Order is accepted by the Supplier or (ii) £420.00 (inclusive of VAT) payable in four equal monthly instalments to the Supplier commencing on the date that the Member’s Order is accepted by the Supplier,
6.2 On expiry or termination or cancellation by the Member of this Contract for any reason, or by the Supplier in accordance with clauses 3.5 or 3.6, the Supplier will not be obliged to refund all or any part of the Membership Price to any Member, except in the case of cancellation under clause 4.1. of where a refund is made in accordance with clause 3.5. The Membership Price is inclusive of the cost of bottling the Gin and, provided that the Member’s Delivery Location is within the United Kingdom, the costs and charges of packaging, insurance, any applicable taxes and duty and delivery of the Goods.
6.3 Payment must be made in advance for other countries at the advertised price for that country. The Supplier shall invoice those Members with a Delivery Location outside of the United Kingdom for the delivery costs of the Gin prior to delivery. The Member shall pay the invoice in full and in cleared funds within 30 days of the date of the invoice to the bank account nominated in writing by the Supplier. The Supplier shall not deliver the Gin until such payment is made. It shall be the full responsibility of the Member to pay in full any taxes, duties and other relevant sums due in connection with the importation of Gin to their Delivery Location outside of the United Kingdom.
6.4 The Supplier will dispatch to the Member a membership pack on receipt of cleared payment of the full Membership Price. Where a Member pays the Membership Price in instalments, the membership pack will be dispatched to the Member on receipt of the first cleared instalment payment.
6.5 Where the membership Price includes VAT, the Supplier shall provide a VAT invoice with each annual delivery, in each case representing one-tenth of the total Membership Price.
7 CUSTOMER CIRCUMSTANCES7.1 Should a Member die or, by reason of illness or incapacity (whether mental or physical), is incapable of managing his or her own affairs or becomes a patient under any mental health legislation the Supplier shall continue to supply the Gin to the Delivery Location, but shall recognise instructions in connection with the Contract (including but not limited to any amendment to a Delivery Location) only from the personal representatives, or those persons duly authorised to act on behalf of, the Member.
8 SPECIAL OFFERS8.1 From time to time, and at its discretion, the Supplier may publish special offers by email available to Members in connection with various of its products on the Members section of the Supplier’s website (the “Site”). The Site may require the Member to set up an account to access the Site in order that the Member may view the special offers.
8.2 As part of the Founders’ Club, the Member is entitled to 10% off online purchases, except for gift vouchers and membership clubs. This discount also cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.
9 TERMINATION9.1 The Supplier may terminate the Contract and your membership at any time with immediate effect by giving you written notice if:
9.1.1 you do not pay the Membership Price as set out in clause 6.1 or 6.3, as applicable.
9.1.2 the Supplier discovers that you are not of the minimum legal age as confirmed at clause 1.5; or
9.1.3 you breach clause 10.2 of the Contract.
10 LIMITATION OF LIABILITY10.1 If the Supplier fails to comply with these Conditions, it will be responsible for loss or damage suffered by the Member that is a foreseeable result of its breach of the Conditions or the Supplier’s negligence, but the Supplier is not responsible for any loss or damage that is not foreseeable. Loss or damage is foreseeable if they were an obvious consequence of the Supplier’s breach or if they were contemplated by both the Member and the Supplier at the time of entry into this Contract.
10.2 The Supplier supplies the Gin for domestic and private use. The Member agrees not to use the Gin for any commercial, business or re-sale purpose.
10.3 Subject to clause 10.4, the Supplier has no liability to the Member for any consequential loss, any indirect loss or for loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.
10.4 The Supplier does not exclude or limit in any way its liability for:
10.4.1 death or personal injury caused by its negligence or the negligence of its employees, agents or subcontractors.
10.4.2 fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.
10.4.3 breach of the terms implied by sections 12, 13, 14 or 15 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979.
10.4.4 defective products under the Consumer Protection Act 1987; or
10.4.5 anything which cannot be excluded or limited by applicable law.
10.5 Subject to clause 10.3 the Supplier’s total liability to the Member in respect of all other 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 Membership Price.
11 HOW WE MAY USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATIONThe Supplier will use the personal information provided to it to provide the Gin to the Member and perform its obligations under the Contract, process the payment of the Membership Price and inform the Member about similar products or services that the Supplier provides, but the Member may choose to stop receiving these at any time by contacting the Supplier stating that he no longer wishes to receive such communications. The Supplier will not give the Member’s personal data to any other third party without the Member’s prior written consent.
12 GENERAL12.1 Assignment and subcontracting. The Supplier may at any time assign, transfer, charge, subcontract or deal in any other manner with all or any of its rights or obligations under the Contract. The Member may not assign, transfer, charge, subcontract or deal in any other manner with all or any of its rights or obligations under the Contract without the prior written consent of the Supplier.
12.2 Notices. The Supplier is a company registered in England and Wales with company registration number 10252200 and with its registered office at Blacksmiths Hall, Rock, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 3SB. If a Member has any questions or complaints, he/she should contact the Supplier by telephoning on 01665 579100 or by e-mail at “firstname.lastname@example.org”. If a Member wishes to contact the Supplier in writing, or if any clause in these Conditions requires a Member to give the Supplier notice in writing, this should be sent to the Supplier by e-mail, by hand, or by pre-paid post using the Supplier’s contact details above. The Supplier will confirm receipt of this by contacting the Member in writing. If the Supplier must contact a Member or give a Member notice in writing, it will do so by e-mail, by hand, or by pre-paid post to the address provided to the Supplier in the Order.
12.3 Severance. If any court or competent authority finds that any provision of the Contract (or part of any provision) is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision or part-provision shall, to the extent required, be deemed to be deleted, and the validity and enforceability of the other provisions of the Contract shall not be affected. If any invalid, unenforceable or illegal provision of the Contract would be valid, enforceable and legal if some part of it were deleted, the provision shall apply with the minimum modification necessary to make it legal, valid and enforceable.
12.4 Waiver. A waiver of any right or remedy under the Contract is only effective if given in writing and shall not be deemed a waiver of any subsequent breach or default. No failure or delay by a party to exercise any right or remedy provided under the Contract or by law shall constitute a waiver of that or any other right or remedy, nor shall it preclude or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy. No single or partial exercise of such right or remedy shall preclude or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy.
12.5 Third party rights. A person who is not a party to the Contract shall not have any rights under or in connection with it.
12.6 Variation. Except as set out in these Conditions, any variation to the Contract, including the introduction of any additional terms and conditions, shall only be binding when agreed in writing and signed by the Supplier.
12.7 Governing law and jurisdiction. The Contract, and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims), shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, English law, and the parties irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.
Northumberland Spirit Company Ltd February 2020
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Northumberland Spirit Co.
Blacksmiths Hall Distillery
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