ERIC website: Terms and conditions of use

  1. Introduction

1.1 These terms and conditions govern your use of our website.

1.2 By using our website, you accept these terms and conditions in full; accordingly, if you disagree with these terms and conditions or any part of these terms and conditions, you must not use our website.

1.3 If you register with our website or make a purchase on our website, we will ask you to expressly agree to these terms and conditions.

1.4 You must be at least 18 years of age to use our website. If you are under 18 you must ensure that you have parental consent. By using our website or agreeing to these terms and conditions, you warrant and represent to us that you are at least 18 years of age or that you have gained parental consent.

1.5 Our website uses cookies; by using our website or agreeing to these terms and conditions, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of our privacy and cookies policy.

  1. Copyright notice

2.1 Copyright (c) 2016 ERIC, The Children’s Bowel & Bladder Charity.

2.2 Subject to the express provisions of these terms and conditions:

(a) we, together with our licensors, own and control all the copyright and other intellectual property rights in our website and the material on our website; and

(b) all the copyright and other intellectual property rights in our website and the material on our website are reserved.

2.3 Images and photographs used on our website have either been commissioned/produced by ERIC or downloaded from Creative Commons CC0 online image banks. Those produced by ERIC may not be downloaded, modified or re-distributed without our express consent.

  1. Licence to use website

3.1 You may:

(a) view pages from our website in a web browser;

(b) download pages from our website for caching in a web browser;

(c) print pages from our website;

(d) stream audio and video files from our website; and

(e) use our website services (for example training course bookings and interactive game) by means of a web browser, subject to the other provisions of these terms and conditions.

3.2 Except as expressly permitted by Section 3.1 or the other provisions of these terms and conditions, you must not download any material from our website or save any such material to your computer.

3.3 You may only use our website for your own personal and professional purposes, and you must not use our website for any other purposes.

3.4 Except as expressly permitted by these terms and conditions, you must not edit or otherwise modify any material on our website.

3.5 Unless you own or control the relevant rights in the material, or have been given express permission, you must not:

(a) republish material from our website (including republication on another website);

(b) sell, rent or sub-license material from our website;

(c) exploit material from our website for a commercial purpose.

3.6 Notwithstanding Section 3.5, you may redistribute our newsletter in electronic form and our printed resources to any person.

3.7 We reserve the right to restrict access to areas of our website, or indeed our whole website, at our discretion; you must not circumvent or bypass, or attempt to circumvent or bypass, any access restriction measures on our website.

  1. Acceptable use

4.1 You must not:

(a) use our website in any way or take any action that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the performance, availability or accessibility of the website;

(b) use our website in any way that is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity;

(c) use our 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;

(d) conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to our website without our express written consent; or

(e) use data collected from our website for any direct marketing activity (including without limitation email marketing, SMS marketing, telemarketing and direct mailing).

4.2 You must not use data collected from our website to contact individuals, companies or other persons or entities.

4.3 You must ensure that all the information you supply to us through our website, or in relation to our website, is true, accurate, current, complete and non-misleading.

  1. Products

5.1 The advertising of products on our website constitutes an "invitation to treat" rather than a contractual offer.

5.2 We may periodically change the products available on our website, and we do not undertake to continue to supply any particular product or type of product.

5.3 Prices stated on our website may be stated incorrectly.

5.4 The sale and purchase of products through our website will be subject to terms and conditions of sale, and we will ask you to agree to the terms of that document each time you make a purchase on our website.

5.5 Any product reviews that you submit for publication on our website shall be subject to the terms of Section 9 and Section 10.

  1. Registration and accounts

6.1 To be eligible for an individual account on our website under this Section 6, you must be at least 18 years of age and resident in the United Kingdom. If you are under 18 you must ensure that you have parental consent for an individual account.

6.2 You may register for an account with our website by completing and submitting the account registration form on our website, and clicking on the verification link in the email that the website will send to you.

6.3 You must notify us in writing immediately if you become aware of any unauthorised use of your account.

6.4 You must not use any other person's account to access the website, unless you have that person's express permission to do so.

  1. User IDs and passwords

7.1 If you register for an account with our website, you will be asked to provide your name (user ID) and email address and choose a password.

7.2 Your user ID must not be liable to mislead and must comply with the content rules set out in Section 10; you must not use your account or user ID for or in connection with the impersonation of any person.

7.3 You must keep your password confidential.

7.4 You must notify us in writing immediately if you become aware of any disclosure of your password.

7.5 You are responsible for any activity on our website arising out of any failure to keep your password confidential, and may be held liable for any losses arising out of such a failure.

  1. Cancellation and suspension of account

8.1 We may:

(a) suspend your account;

(b) cancel your account; and/or

(c) edit your account details, at any time in our sole discretion without notice or explanation.

8.2 You may cancel your account on our website by requesting a platform administrator to deactivate it.

8.3 Please use the contact form on our website to make this request.

  1. Your content: licence

9.1 In these terms and conditions, "your content" means all works and materials (including without limitation text, graphics, images, audio material, video material, audio-visual material, scripts, software and files) that you submit to us or our website for storage or publication on, processing by, or transmission via, our website.

9.2 You grant to us an irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free licence to use, reproduce, store, adapt, publish, and distribute your content in any existing or future media.

9.3 You grant to us the right to sub-license the rights licensed under Section 9.2.

9.4 You grant to us the right to bring an action for infringement of the rights licensed under Section 9.2.

9.5 You hereby waive all your moral rights in your content to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law; and you warrant and represent that all other moral rights in your content have been waived to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law.

9.6 You may edit your content to the extent permitted using the editing functionality made available on our website.

9.7 Without prejudice to our other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach any provision of these terms and conditions in any way, or if we reasonably suspect that you have breached these terms and conditions in any way, we may delete, unpublish or edit any or all of your content.

  1. Your content: rules

10.1 You warrant and represent that your content will comply with these terms and conditions.

10.2 Your content must not be illegal or unlawful, must not infringe any person's legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action against any person (in each case in any jurisdiction and under any applicable law).

10.3 Your content, and the use of your content by us in accordance with these terms and conditions, must not:

(a) be libellous or maliciously false;

(b) be obscene or indecent;

(c) infringe any copyright, moral right, database right, trade mark right, design right, right in passing off, or other intellectual property right;

(d) infringe any right of confidence, right of privacy or right under data protection legislation;

(e) constitute negligent advice or contain any negligent statement;

(f) constitute an incitement to commit a crime, instructions for the commission of a crime or the promotion of criminal activity;

(g) be in contempt of any court, or in breach of any court order;

(h) be in breach of racial or religious hatred or discrimination legislation;

(i) be blasphemous;

(j) be in breach of official secrets legislation;

(k) be in breach of any contractual obligation owed to any person;

(l) depict violence, in an explicit, graphic or gratuitous manner;

(m) be pornographic, lewd, suggestive or sexually explicit;

(n) be untrue, false, inaccurate or misleading;

(o) consist of or contain any instructions, advice or other information which may be acted upon and could, if acted upon, cause illness, injury or death, or any other loss or damage;

(p) constitute spam;

(q) be offensive, deceptive, fraudulent, threatening, abusive, harassing, anti-social, menacing, hateful, discriminatory or inflammatory; or

(r) cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety to any person.

  1. Report abuse

11.1 If you learn of any unlawful material or activity on our website, or any material or activity that breaches these terms and conditions, please let us know.

11.2 You can let us know by emailing: [email protected].

  1. Limited warranties

12.1 We do not warrant or represent:

(a) the completeness or accuracy of the information published on our website;

(b) that the material on the website is up to date; or

(c) that the website or any service on the website will remain available.

12.2 We reserve the right to discontinue or alter any or all of our website services, and to stop publishing our website, at any time in our sole discretion without notice or explanation; and save to the extent that these terms and conditions expressly provide otherwise, you will not be entitled to any compensation or other payment upon the discontinuance or alteration of any website services, or if we stop publishing the website.

12.3 To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law and subject to Section 13.1, we exclude all representations and warranties relating to the subject matter of these terms and conditions, our website and the use of our website.

  1. Limitations and exclusions of liability

13.1 Nothing in these terms and conditions will:

(a) limit or exclude any liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence;

(b) limit or exclude any liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;

(c) limit any liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or

(d) exclude any liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.

13.2 The limitations and exclusions of liability set out in this Section 13 and elsewhere in these terms and conditions:

(a) are subject to Section 13.1; and

(b) govern all liabilities arising under these terms and conditions or relating to the subject matter of these terms and conditions, including liabilities arising in contract, in tort (including negligence) and for breach of statutory duty.

13.3 To the extent that our website and the information and services on our website are provided free of charge, we will not be liable for any loss or damage of any nature.

13.4 We will not be liable to you in respect of any losses arising out of any event or events beyond our reasonable control.

13.5 We will not be liable to you in respect of any business losses, including (without limitation) loss of or damage to profits, income, revenue, use, production, anticipated savings, business, contracts, commercial opportunities or goodwill.

13.6 We will not be liable to you in respect of any loss or corruption of any data, database or software.

13.7 We will not be liable to you in respect of any special, indirect or consequential loss or damage.

13.8 You accept that we have an interest in limiting the personal liability of our officers and employees and, having regard to that interest, you acknowledge that we are a limited liability entity; you agree that you will not bring any claim personally against our officers or employees in respect of any losses you suffer in connection with the website or these terms and conditions (this will not, of course, limit or exclude the liability of the limited liability entity itself for the acts and omissions of our officers and employees).

  1. Breaches of these terms and conditions

14.1 Without prejudice to our other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach these terms and conditions in any way, or if we reasonably suspect that you have breached these terms and conditions in any way, we may:

(a) send you one or more formal warnings;

(b) temporarily suspend your access to our website;

(c) permanently prohibit you from accessing our website;

(d) block computers using your IP address from accessing our website;

(e) contact any or all your internet service providers and request that they block your access to our website;

(f) commence legal action against you, whether for breach of contract or otherwise; and/or

(g) suspend or delete your account on our website.

14.2 Where we suspend or prohibit or block your access to our website or a part of our website, you must not take any action to circumvent such suspension or prohibition or blocking (including without limitation creating and/or using a different account).

  1. Third party websites

15.1 Our website includes hyperlinks to other websites owned and operated by third parties; such hyperlinks are not recommendations.

15.2 We have no control over third party websites and their contents, and subject to Section 13.1 we accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

  1. Variation

16.1 We may revise these terms and conditions from time to time.

16.2 The revised terms and conditions will apply to the use of our website from the date of their publication on the website, and you hereby waive any right you may otherwise have to be notified of, or to consent to, revisions of the terms and conditions.

  1. Assignment

17.1 You hereby agree that we may assign, transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with our rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions.

17.2 You may not without our prior written consent assign, transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with any of your rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions.

  1. Severability

18.1 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.

18.2 If any unlawful and/or unenforceable provision of these terms and conditions 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.

  1. Third party rights

19.1 These terms and conditions are for our benefit and your benefit, and are not intended to benefit or be enforceable by any third party.

19.2 The exercise of the parties' rights under these terms and conditions is not subject to the consent of any third party.

  1. Entire agreement

20.1 Subject to Section 13.1, these terms and conditions, together with our privacy and cookies policy, constitute the entire agreement between you and us in relation to your use of our website and supersede all previous agreements between you and us in relation to your use of our website.

  1. Law and jurisdiction

21.1 These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law.

21.2 Any disputes relating to these terms and conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

  1. Our details

22.1 This website is owned and operated by ERIC, The Children’s Bowel & Bladder Charity.

22.2 ERIC is a Registered Charity (no. 1002424) and a Company Limited by Guarantee (no. 2580579) registered in England and Wales. Our registered office is at 36 Old School House, Britannia Road, Kingswood, Bristol BS15 8DB (UK). Our VAT number is 567 7948 68.

22.3 Our principal place of business is at the address provided in 22.2.

22.4 You can contact us by writing to the business address given above, by using our website contact form, by email to [email protected] or by telephone on 0117 960 3060.


Privacy and cookies policy

  1. Introduction

1.1 We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; in this policy we explain how we will treat your personal information.

1.2 By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

  1. Collecting personal information

2.1 We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:

(a) information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths);

(b) information that you provide to us when registering with our website (including your name and email address);

(c) information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our email newsletters (including your name and email address);

(d) information relating to any purchases you make of our goods or bookings of our training events (including your name, delivery address, payment address, telephone numbers, email address and card details);

(e) information relating to any voluntary donation you make to our charity (including your name, delivery address, payment address, email address and card details);

(f) information that you post to our website for publication on the internet (including your user name, profile pictures, reviews, fundraising pages, blogs, case studies and letters);

(g) information contained in or relating to any communication that you send to us (including the communication content and metadata associated with the communication); and

(h) any other personal information that you choose to send to us.

2.2 Before you disclose to us the personal information of another person, you must obtain that person's consent to both the disclosure and the processing of that personal information in accordance with this policy.

  1. Using personal information

3.1 Personal information submitted to us through our website will be used for the purposes specified in this policy or on the relevant pages of the website.

3.2  We may use your personal information to:

(a) administer our website and business;

(b) personalise our website and communications for you;

(c) enable your use of the services available on our website;

(d) send you goods purchased through our website;

(e) send statements, invoices and payment reminders to you, and collect payments from you;

(f) send you non-marketing commercial communications;

(g) send you email notifications that you have specifically requested;

(h) send you our email newsletter, if you have requested it (you can inform us at any time if you no longer wish to receive the newsletter);

(i) send you marketing communications relating to our business or the businesses of carefully-selected third parties which we think may be of interest to you, by post or, where you have specifically agreed to this, by email or similar technology (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing communications);

(j) provide third parties with statistical information about our users (but those third parties will not be able to identify any individual user from that information);

(k) deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to our website;

(l) keep our website secure and prevent fraud;

(m) verify compliance with the terms and conditions governing the use of our website; and

(n) monitor overall usage of our website and report to our stakeholders on web traffic statistics/trends.

3.3 If you submit personal information for publication on our website, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the licence you grant to us.

3.4 We will not, without your express consent, supply your personal information to any third party for the purpose of their or any other third party's direct marketing.

3.5 All our website financial transactions are handled through our payment services providers, Stripe and PayPal (for one-off payments) and GoCardless (for direct debit payments). You can review the providers’ privacy policies at: 

We will share information with our payment services provider only to the extent necessary for the purposes of processing payments you make via our website, refunding such payments and dealing with complaints and queries relating to such payments and refunds.

  1. Disclosing personal information

4.1 We may disclose your personal information to any of our employees, insurers, professional advisers and suppliers insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy.

4.2 We may disclose your personal information:

(a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law;

(b) in connection with any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings;

(c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk).

4.3 Except as provided in this policy, we will not provide your personal information to third parties.

  1. International data transfers

5.1 Personal information that you publish on our website or submit for publication on our website may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others.

  1. Retaining personal information

6.1 Personal information that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.

6.2 Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section 6, we will retain documents (including electronic documents) containing personal data:

(a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law;

(b) if we believe that the documents may be relevant to any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings; and

(c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk).

  1. Security of personal information

7.1 We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

7.2 We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure (password- and firewall-protected) servers.

7.3 All electronic financial transactions entered into through our website will be protected by encryption technology.

7.4 You acknowledge that the transmission of information over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

7.5 You are responsible for keeping the password you use for accessing our website confidential; we will not ask you for your password (except when you log in to our website).

  1. Amendments

8.1 We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website.

8.2 You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.

  1. Your rights

9.1 You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you; provision of such information will be subject to:

(a) the payment of a fee (currently fixed at GBP 10); and

(b) the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity (for this purpose, we will usually accept a photocopy of your passport certified by a solicitor or bank plus an original copy of a utility bill showing your current address).

9.2 We may withhold personal information that you request to the extent permitted by law.

9.3 You may instruct us at any time not to process your personal information for marketing purposes.

9.4 In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal information for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes.

  1. Third party websites

10.1 Our website includes hyperlinks to, and details of, third party websites.

10.2 We have no control over, and are not responsible for, the privacy policies and practices of third parties.

  1. Updating information

11.1 Please use our contact form to let us know if the personal information that we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.

  1. About cookies

12.1 A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

  1. Our cookies

13.1 The names of the cookies that we use on our website, and the purposes for which they are used, are set out below:

(a) we use cc_cookie_accept on our website to store whether the user has accepted the cookie message or not;

(b) we use ToggleStatus on our website to store whether the user has hidden or shown the contacts filter search;

(c) we use ASP.NET_SessionId on our website to authenticate a user's session after logging in. This closes when the user exits the browser; and

(d) we use RITCookie to store the user's email address if they have opted in for the web system to remember them. The system uses the cookie to pre-populate the login form.

  1. Analytics cookies

14.1 We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website.

14.2 Our analytics service provider generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies.

14.3 The analytics cookies used by our website have the following names and functions:

(a) __utma – this stores the number of user visits, the time of their first visit, the previous visit, and the current visit. It does not contain any personal information and is used only for analytical purposes;

(b) __utmz - this stores where a user came from (eg search engine, search keyword, link); and

(c) __unam – this is set as part of the ShareThis service and monitors "click-stream" activity, eg web pages viewed, navigation from page to page, time spent on each page. The ShareThis service only identifies a user if they have separately signed up for a ShareThis account and given their consent. The cookie checks how long the user stays on a site: when a visit starts and ends. It does not contain any personal information and is used only for analytical purposes.

14.4 The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website.

14.5 Our analytics service provider's privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/policies/privacy.

  1. Third party cookies

15.1 Our website does not use third party cookies.

  1. Blocking cookies

16.1 Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies; for example:

(a) in Internet Explorer (version 11) you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking "Tools", "Internet Options", "Privacy" and then "Advanced";

(b) in Firefox (version 39) you can block all cookies by clicking "Tools", "Options", "Privacy", selecting "Use custom settings for history" from the drop-down menu, and unticking "Accept cookies from sites"; and

(c) in Chrome (version 44), you can block all cookies by accessing the "Customise and control" menu, and clicking "Settings", "Show advanced settings" and "Content settings", and then selecting "Block sites from setting any data" under the "Cookies" heading.

16.2 Blocking all cookies has a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

16.3 Blocking cookies on our website will not affect functionality, but you will be unable to save your form details and site preferences.

  1. Deleting cookies

17.1 You can delete cookies already stored on your computer; for example:

(a) in Internet Explorer (version 11), you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-11);

(b) in Firefox (version 39), you can delete cookies by clicking "Tools", "Options" and "Privacy", then selecting "Use custom settings for history" from the drop-down menu, clicking "Show Cookies", and then clicking "Remove All Cookies"; and

(c) in Chrome (version 44), you can delete all cookies by accessing the "Customise and control" menu, and clicking "Settings", "Show advanced settings" and "Clear browsing data", and then selecting "Cookies and other site and plug-in data" before clicking "Clear browsing data".

17.2 Deleting cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.

  1. Cookie preferences

18.1 You can manage your cookie preferences through the settings of the browser you are using.

  1. Our details

19.1 This website is owned and operated by ERIC, The Children’s Bowel & Bladder Charity.

19.2 ERIC is a Registered Charity (no. 1002424) and a Company Limited by Guarantee (no. 2580579) registered in England and Wales. Our registered office is at 36 Old School House, Britannia Road, Kingswood, Bristol BS15 8DB (UK). Our VAT number is 567 7948 68.

19.3 Our principal place of business is at the address provided in 19.2.

19.4 You can contact us by writing to the business address given above, by using our website contact form, by email to [email protected] or by telephone on 0117 960 3060.


Medical information disclaimer

  1. No advice

1.1 Our website contains general medical information.

1.2 The medical information is not advice and should not be treated as such.

  1. No warranties

2.1 The medical information on our website is provided without any representations or warranties, express or implied.

2.2 Without limiting the scope of Section 2.1, we do not warrant or represent that the medical information on this website:

(a) will be constantly available, or available at all; or

(b) is true, accurate, complete, current or non-misleading.

  1. Medical assistance

3.1 You must not rely on the information on our website as an alternative to medical advice from your doctor or other professional healthcare provider.

3.2 If you have any specific questions about any medical matter, you should consult your doctor or other professional healthcare provider.

3.3 If you think your child / the child you care for may be suffering from any medical condition, you should seek immediate medical attention.

3.4 You should never delay seeking medical advice, disregard medical advice or discontinue medical treatment because of information on our website.

  1. Interactive features

4.1 Our website includes interactive features that allow users to communicate with us.

4.2 You acknowledge that, because of the limited nature of communication through our website's interactive features, any assistance you may receive using any such features is likely to be incomplete and may even be misleading.

4.3 Any assistance you may receive using any of our website's interactive features does not constitute specific advice and accordingly should not be relied upon without further independent confirmation.

  1. Limits upon exclusions of liability

5.1 Nothing in this disclaimer will:

(a) limit or exclude any liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence;

(b) limit or exclude any liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;

(c) limit any liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or

(d) exclude any liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.


Terms and conditions of sale

  1. Introduction

1.1 These terms and conditions shall govern the sale and purchase of products through our website.

1.2 You will be asked to give your express agreement to these terms and conditions before you place an order on our website.

1.3 This document does not affect any statutory rights you may have as a consumer (such as rights under the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 or the Consumer Rights Act 2015).

  1. Interpretation

2.1 In these terms and conditions:

(a) "we" means ERIC, The Children’s Bowel & Bladder Charity; and

(b) "you" means our customer or prospective customer, and "us", "our" and "your" should be construed accordingly.

  1. Order process

3.1 The advertising of products on our website constitutes an "invitation to treat" rather than a contractual offer.

3.2 No contract will come into force between you and us unless and until we accept your order in accordance with the procedure set out in this Section 3.

3.3 To enter into a contract through our website to purchase products from us, the following steps must be taken: you must add the products you wish to purchase to your shopping cart, and then proceed to the checkout; if you are a new customer, you must then create an account with us and log in; if you are an existing customer, you must enter your login details; once you are logged in, you must select your preferred method of delivery and confirm your order and your consent to the terms of this document; you will be transferred to our payment service provider's website, and our payment service provider will handle your payment; we will then send you an initial acknowledgement.

  1. Products

4.1 We may periodically change the products available on our website, and we do not undertake to continue to supply any particular product or type of product.

  1. Prices

5.1 Our prices are quoted on our website.

5.2 We will from time to time change the prices quoted on our website, but this will not affect contracts that have previously come into force.

5.3 All amounts stated in these terms and conditions or on our website are stated inclusive of VAT.

5.4 It is possible that prices on the website may be incorrectly quoted; accordingly, we will verify prices as part of our sale procedures so that the correct price will be notified to you before the contract comes into force.

5.5 In addition to the price of the products, you will have to pay a delivery charge, which will be specified at the checkout before the contract of sale comes into force.

  1. Payments

6.1 You must, during the checkout process, pay the prices of the products you order.

6.2 Payments may be made by any of the permitted methods specified on our website.

6.3 If you make an unjustified credit card, debit card or other charge-back then you will be liable to pay us, within 7 days following the date of our written request:

(a) an amount equal to the amount of the charge-back;

(b) all third party expenses incurred by us in relation to the charge-back (including charges made by our or your bank or payment processor or card issuer);

(c) an administration fee of GBP 25.00 including VAT; and

(d) all our reasonable costs, losses and expenses incurred in recovering the amounts referred to in this Section 6.3 (including without limitation legal fees and debt collection fees), and for the avoidance of doubt, if you fail to recognise or fail to remember the source of an entry on your card statement or other financial statement, and make a charge-back as a result, this will constitute an unjustified charge-back for the purposes of this Section 6.3.

  1. Deliveries

7.1 Our policies and procedures relating to the delivery of products are set out in our delivery policy.

7.2 We will arrange for the products you purchase to be delivered to the delivery address you specify during the checkout process.

7.3 We will use reasonable endeavours to deliver your products within 7-10 working days following the date of the order confirmation; however, we do not guarantee delivery by this date.

7.4 We do guarantee that unless there are exceptional circumstances all deliveries of products will be dispatched within 30 days following the receipt of payment and the date of the order confirmation.

  1. Distance contracts: cancellation right

8.1 This Section 8 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.

8.2 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:

(a) beginning upon the submission of your offer; and

(b) 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).

8.3 In order to withdraw an offer to contract or cancel a contract on the basis described in this Section 8, 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.

8.4 If you cancel a contract on the basis described in this Section 8, you must send the products back to us (to 36 Old School House, Britannia Road, Kingswood, Bristol BS15 8DB (UK)) 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 8 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.

8.5 If you cancel an order in accordance with this Section 8, you will receive a full refund of the amount you paid to us in respect of the order excluding the costs of delivery to you.

8.6 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.

8.7 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.

8.8 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 8 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.

  1. Warranties and representations

9.1 You warrant and represent to us that:

(a) you are legally capable of entering into binding contracts;

(b) you have full authority, power and capacity to agree to these terms and conditions;

(c) all the information that you provide to us in connection with your order is true, accurate, complete and non-misleading; and

(d) you will be able to take delivery of the products in accordance with these terms and conditions and our delivery policy.

9.2 We warrant to you that:

(a) we have the right to sell the products that you buy;

(b) the products we sell to you are sold free from any charge or encumbrance, except as specified in these terms and conditions;

(c) you shall enjoy quiet possession of the products you buy, except as specified in these terms and conditions;

(d) the products you buy will correspond to any description published on our website; and

(e) the products you buy will be of satisfactory quality.

9.3 All of our warranties and representations relating to the supply of products are set out in these terms and conditions. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law and subject to Section 10.1, all other warranties and representations are expressly excluded.

  1. Limitations and exclusions of liability

10.1 Nothing in these terms and conditions will:

(a) limit or exclude any liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence;

(b) limit or exclude any liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;

(c) limit any liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or

(d) exclude any liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law, and, if you are a consumer, your statutory rights will not be excluded or limited by these terms and conditions, except to the extent permitted by law.

10.2 The limitations and exclusions of liability set out in this Section 10 and elsewhere in these terms and conditions:

(a) are subject to Section 10.1; and

(b) govern all liabilities arising under these terms and conditions or relating to the subject matter of these terms and conditions, including liabilities arising in contract, in tort (including negligence) and for breach of statutory duty, except to the extent expressly provided otherwise in these terms and conditions.

10.3 We will not be liable to you in respect of any losses arising out of any event or events beyond our reasonable control.

10.4 We will not be liable to you in respect of any business losses, including (without limitation) loss of or damage to profits, income, revenue, use, production, anticipated savings, business, contracts, commercial opportunities or goodwill.

10.5 You accept that we have an interest in limiting the personal liability of our officers and employees and, having regard to that interest, you acknowledge that we are a limited liability entity; you agree that you will not bring any claim personally against our officers or employees in respect of any losses you suffer in connection with the website or these terms and conditions (this will not, of course, limit or exclude the liability of the limited liability entity itself for the acts and omissions of our officers and employees).

  1. Order cancellation

11.1 We may cancel a contract under these terms and conditions immediately, by giving you written notice of termination, if:

(a) you fail to pay, on time and in full, any amount due to us under that contract; or

(b) you commit any material breach of that contract.

11.2 You may cancel a contract under these terms and conditions immediately, by giving us written notice of termination, if we commit any material breach of that contract.

11.3  We may cancel a contract under these terms and conditions by written notice to you if we are prevented from fulfilling that contract by any event beyond our reasonable control, including without limitation any unavailability of raw materials, components or products, or any power failure, industrial dispute affecting any third party, governmental regulations, fire, flood, disaster, riot, terrorist attack or war.

  1. Consequences of order cancellation

12.1 If a contract under these terms and conditions is cancelled in accordance with Section 11:

(a) we will cease to have any obligation to deliver products which are undelivered at the date of cancellation;

(b) you will continue to have an obligation where applicable to pay for products which have been delivered at the date of cancellation (without prejudice to any right we may have to recover the products); and

(c) all the other provisions of these terms and conditions will cease to have effect, except that Sections 1.3, 6.4, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20 will survive termination and continue in effect indefinitely.

  1. Scope

13.1 These terms and conditions shall not constitute or effect any assignment or licence of any intellectual property rights.

13.2 These terms and conditions shall not govern the licensing of works (including software and literary works) comprised or stored in products.

13.3 These terms and conditions shall not govern the provision of any services by us or any third party in relation to the products (other than delivery services).

  1. Variation

14.1 We may revise these terms and conditions from time to time by publishing a new version on our website.

14.2 A revision of these terms and conditions will apply to contracts entered into at any time following the time of the revision, but will not affect contracts made before the time of the revision.

  1. Assignment

15.1 You hereby agree that we may assign, transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with our rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions - providing, if you are a consumer, that such action does not serve to reduce the guarantees benefiting you under these terms and conditions.

15.2 You may not without our prior written consent assign, transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with any of your rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions.

  1. No waivers

16.1 No breach of any provision of a contract under these terms and conditions will be waived except with the express written consent of the party not in breach.

16.2 No waiver of any breach of any provision of a contract under these terms and conditions shall be construed as a further or continuing waiver of any breach of that provision or any other provision of that contract.

  1. Severability

17.1 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.

17.2 If any unlawful and/or unenforceable provision of these terms and conditions 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.

  1. Third party rights

18.1 A contract under these terms and conditions is for our benefit and your benefit, and is not intended to benefit or be enforceable by any third party.

18.2 The exercise of the parties' rights under a contract under these terms and conditions is not subject to the consent of any third party.

  1. Entire agreement

19.1 Subject to Section 10.1, these terms and conditions, together with our delivery policy and our returns policy, shall constitute the entire agreement between you and us in relation to the sale and purchase of our products and shall supersede all previous agreements between you and us in relation to the sale and purchase of our products.

  1. Law and jurisdiction

20.1 These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law.

20.2 Any disputes relating to these terms and conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

  1. Statutory and regulatory disclosures

21.1 We will not file a copy of these terms and conditions specifically in relation to each user or customer and, if we update these terms and conditions, the version to which you originally agreed will no longer be available on our website. We recommend that you consider saving a copy of these terms and conditions for future reference.

21.2 These terms and conditions are available in the English language only.

  1. Our details

22.1 This website is owned and operated by ERIC, The Children’s Bowel & Bladder Charity.

22.2 ERIC is a Registered Charity (no. 1002424) and a Company Limited by Guarantee (no. 2580579) registered in England and Wales. Our registered office is at 36 Old School House, Britannia Road, Kingswood, Bristol BS15 8DB (UK). Our VAT number is 567 7948 68.

22.3 Our principal place of business is at the address provided in 22.2.

22.4 You can contact us by writing to the address given above, by using our website contact form, by telephone on 0117 301 2100 or by email to [email protected].


Delivery policy

  1. Introduction

1.1 This policy contains details of the delivery methods, periods and charges that apply to orders for our products made through our website or by telephone or email.

1.2 This policy does not create legally enforceable rights and obligations; it merely indicates our usual practice in relation to the delivery of products.

  1. Geographical limitations

2.1 We will usually be able to deliver to the following countries and territories: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

2.2 We may from time to time agree to deliver products to other countries and territories.

  1. Delivery methods and periods

3.1 The methods that we use to deliver our products, and the time periods within which delivery is usually completed, are as follows:

(a) if your delivery address is on the United Kingdom mainland, you will be able to select “standard delivery”, and the typical period for delivery of products by this method is 3 working days once dispatched; and

(b) If your delivery address is outside the UK mainland, you will have to contact us directly for a quote for postage.

3.2 We will make every effort to ensure that you receive your delivery in good time, but we do not guarantee delivery before the end of the stated period in (a) above.

  1. Delivery charges

4.1 Delivery charges will be calculated by our website and automatically applied to your order during the checkout process, or alternatively quoted by us.

4.2 Applicable delivery charges will depend upon the delivery method you select, the location of the delivery address, and the size and weight of the products in your order.

  1. Delivery tracking

5.1 Online delivery tracking in respect of all orders for our products is not available.

  1. Delivery problems

6.1 If you experience any problems with a delivery, please contact us using the contact details that we publish on our website.

6.2 If our delivery service provider is unable to deliver your products, and such failure is your fault, and you do not collect your products from our delivery service provider within the relevant time limit, we may agree to arrange for re-delivery of the products; however, we reserve the right to charge you for the actual costs of re-delivery.

  1. Our details

7.1 This website is owned and operated by ERIC, The Children’s Bowel & Bladder Charity.

7.2 ERIC is a Registered Charity (no. 1002424) and a Company Limited by Guarantee (no. 2580579) registered in England and Wales. Our registered office is at 36 Old School House, Britannia Road, Kingswood, Bristol BS15 8DB (UK). Our VAT number is 567 7948 68.

7.3 You can contact us by writing to the address given above, by using our website contact form, by telephone on 0117 301 2100 or by email to [email protected].


Returns policy

  1. Introduction

1.1 We understand that from time to time you may wish to return a product to us.

1.2 We have created this policy to enable you to return products to us in appropriate circumstances.

1.3 This policy shall apply to all of our customers, irrespective of their geographical location.

1.4 This policy shall apply to all orders submitted through our website, by telephone or email.

1.5 This document does not affect any statutory rights you may have as a consumer (such as rights under the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 or the Consumer Rights Act 2015).

  1. Returns

2.1 If you have no other legal right to return a product and receive a refund or exchange, then you will nonetheless be entitled to return a product to us and receive a refund in accordance with this policy if:

(a) we receive the returned product within 30 days following the date of dispatch of the product to you;

(b) the returned product is unused, in its original unopened packaging (with any seal or shrink-wrap intact), with any labels still attached, and otherwise in a condition enabling us to sell the product as new; and

(c) you comply with the procedure set out in this policy in relation to the return of the product.

  1. Returns procedure

3.1 In order to take advantage of your rights under this policy, you must contact us, quoting your customer reference number, to tell us you are cancelling your order and return the goods to us as unused and in the original packaging within 30 days at your own expense.

3.2 Products returned under this policy must be sent by agreed method to the Sales Department, ERIC, The Children’s Bowel & Bladder Charity, 36 Old School House, Britannia Road, Kingswood, Bristol BS15 8DB.

3.3 You will be responsible for paying postage costs associated with returns under this policy.

  1. Refunds

4.1 We will give you a refund for the price you paid to us in respect of any product properly returned by you in accordance with this policy.

4.2 We will not refund to you the original delivery charges relating to the returned product.

4.3 We will not refund to you any costs you incur in returning the product to us.

4.4 We will usually refund any money received from you using the same method originally used by you to pay for your purchase.

4.5 We will process the refund due to you as soon as possible and, in any event, within 30 days following the day we receive your returned product.

  1. Improper returns

5.1 If you return a product in contravention of this policy, and you do not have any other legal right to a refund or exchange in respect of that product:

(a) we will not refund the purchase price or exchange the product;

(b) we may retain the returned product until you pay to us such additional amount as we may charge for re-delivery of the returned product; and

(c) if we do not receive payment of such additional amount within 14 days of issuing a request for payment, we may destroy or otherwise dispose of the returned product in our sole discretion without any liability to you.

  1. Our details

6.1 This website is owned and operated by ERIC, The Children’s Bowel & Bladder Charity.

6.2 ERIC is a Registered Charity (no. 1002424) and a Company Limited by Guarantee (no. 2580579) registered in England and Wales. Our registered office is at 36 Old School House, Britannia Road, Kingswood, Bristol BS15 8DB (UK). Our VAT number is 567 7948 68.

6.3 You can contact us by writing to the address given above, by using our website contact form, by telephone on 0117 301 2100 or by email to [email protected].