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Terms and Conditions

Terms & Conditions

Thanks for visiting Apne Dolls. We’ll do all we can to ensure you have an enjoyable shopping experience, and that you are completely happy with your gifts or cards.

Now for the legal bit…

  1. Introduction
  2. Trading details Ordering from us
  3. Ordering from us Supplying and pricing of goods
  4. Supplying and pricing of goods
  5. Delivery
  6. Changing or cancelling an order
  7. Returns & Refunds
  8. Use of the Website
  9. Offers & Promotions
  10. General
  11. Apne Dolls Reviews terms of use

1. Introduction

These terms and conditions (the “Terms”) set out your rights and obligations, and those of ApneDolls.com (“we” or “us”), in relation to this website, www.apnedolls.com (the “Website”), any Apne Dolls application that you access and any products, services and material of any kind available through the Site or us (the “Services”).

We are a company in England and Wales under the name ApneDolls.com, the address of our registered office is West Midlands House, Gipsy Lane, Willenhall, West Midlands. WV13 2HA

When we refer to “Apne Dolls” in these Terms, we mean us, the Site and/or the Services, according to the context.

By registering with Apne Dolls, you accept that you are entering into a contract with us under these Terms. (People who register with Apne Dolls establish an “Account”, and become “Users”). Visitors to Apne Dolls who do not register with Apne Dolls, but who nevertheless use the Site or Services, affirm that they are bound by these Terms each time they access Apne Dolls.

You must be at least 16 years of age to use this website or Services.
If you do not agree to these Terms, you must not use this Website or the Services.
You should be aware that these Terms may change from time to time in accordance with section 11 below.

You will be able to access most areas of Apne Dolls without registering your details with us. Other areas, and the opportunity to place orders with us, are only open to you if you register. I agree to the Terms & Conditions and Privacy Notice, and I am 16 years or older.

2. Trading details

Whenever you buy a product through this Website or the Services, you will be contracting with ApneDolls.com, a company in England and Wales.

Registered office: West Midlands House
Registered office: West Midlands House, Gipsy Lane, Willenhall, West Midlands. WV13 2HA. United Kingdom

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Email address: info@apnedolls.comTelephone number: 01902 471579

3. Ordering from us3.1. Product description

We use our reasonable endeavours to make sure that every product on Apne Dolls is shown accurately and that prices are correct. However, occasionally there may be small variations in colour, fabric, material, typefaces and layout.

3.2. Placing your order

A contract for the purchase of a product is created as follows:

  •   The User places the order on the Site or Services by pressing an order confirmation button (“Checkout”) at the end of the checkout process: if the product in question includes content selected by the User it is a “personalised product”; if it is a standard product which does not include any content selected by the User it is a “non- personalised product”
  •   By confirming your order, you are agreeing to purchase the product you have selected
  •   At this point, we take payment for your order by means of your nominated payment method
  •   We will send to you a “Thank you for your order” email detailing your order, and other information we must provide to you

From time to time, we may reject an order for the following reasons:

  1. If, unfortunately, we do not have your chosen product in stock
  2. Where we cannot obtain authorisation for your payment
  3. If there has been a relevant pricing or product description error
  4. If your order otherwise breaches any of the requirements of these Terms
  5. The use of images for a personalised product which are corrupted, unsupported technically or inadequately pixelated
  6. If a personalised product you wish to order contains anything which contravenes, or appears to contravene, our Content Rules (see section 3.4 below for our Content Rules)
  7. We suspect that the order has been placed fraudulently
  8. It appears that the order mistakenly duplicates another order

If your order is rejected, we will contact you to confirm this and reverse the payment you have made for that order. There are limited circumstances in which you may cancel an order after it has been made – see section 6 on this.

Note that we may bar or prevent an individual Account, User, email address or other identifier from making purchases or otherwise interacting with us where we reasonably suspect an association with fraud or other infringements of the law.

You must be at least 16 years of age to use this website or the Services.
If you do not agree to these Terms, you must not use this website or the Services.3.3. Personalising products

Apne Dolls aims to provide you with a fast, high-quality service. Please double-check your order on screen and your acknowledgement email carefully to check that all the details are correct. It is up to you to ensure that content you have contributed for inclusion in a personalised product is correct, and (for example) is correctly spelt. As a courtesy, we

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may allow you to make changes to your order whilst its status on your ‘Order History’ (under the ‘My Account’ tab) shows as ‘Order Received’: if it is not possible to make the change on-screen (which depends upon the product ordered), then you will need to contact our Customer Service Team by phone at 01902 471579 (or +44 1902 471579 if outside the United Kingdom) to do so during our standard opening hours (which are 9.00am – 5.00pm United Kingdom time, Monday to Friday, except Public Holidays in England). Alternatively contact us by emailing info@apnedolls.com.

If you are uploading a photograph of your text, images must be in JPEG or PNG format. Any other format such as Word documents and PDFs cannot be accepted.

By uploading, posting, contributing or including any content or material in a personalised product, you grant us a non- exclusive, royalty-free, irrevocable licence (including the right to grant sub-licences through multiple tiers) to use, reproduce, adapt, distribute and communicate to the public that content or material solely for the purpose of performing obligations and exercising rights under these Terms. Note that we may modify content or material in order to conform it to Apne Dolls or the requirements of the product you have ordered (such as by cropping).

3.4. Content Rules

We do not permit personalised products to include any content or material which:

  •   infringes anyone’s copyright: in particular, you must ensure that you either own the copyright in an image or any other content that you wish to include in a personalised product or that you are fully licensed by the copyright owner to include that image or other content in the personalised product
  •   infringes any other rights, such as a trade mark, of any person or entity or a duty owed to any person or entity, such as a duty of confidentiality
  •   contravenes any applicable law (including, without limitation, any criminal law) or regulation
  •   is false, inaccurate, misleading, offensive, abusive, threatening or defamatory, or that might cause needlessannoyance, inconvenience or distress to any person
  •   misrepresents identity or impersonates any person
  •   includes any material containing personally identifying information about another person, such as their address, phone number, or email address, except with the written approval of that person
  •   contains material which is pornographic, obscene, indecent or offensive, which promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age, or that may incite hatred or violence against any person or group
  •   may harass, upset, embarrass or alarm any person
  •   gives the impression that it emanates from or has been approved by us
  •   advocates, promotes or assists any unlawful act

The above are our Content Rules.

3.5. Ordering multiple products

When ordering multiple products as part of the same order, Apne Dolls will inform you on-screen as to whether they will (or can) be despatched on the same day or as part of the same delivery

3.6. Payment

At Apne Dolls, you can pay for your products using credit card, debit card or any other payment method which we make available to you at the time of your order.

3.7. Despatch

  •   All weekend and bank holiday orders will be despatched as soon as practicable.
  •   Packaging and delivery costs for most orders have inclusive standard postage and despatch times vary during peak periods. Apne Dolls endeavours to promptly despatch all orders within 5 working days.
  •   Free postage/inclusive postage applies to the standard UK mainland area only. Any requests outside of this can be made via email to info@apnedolls.com and any charges for such delivery requests will be met by you. We cannot ensure all such requests will be met.
  •   Special delivery may be possible but will be entirely at your expense. We cannot ensure all such requests can be met. Prices for special delivery enquiries can be communicated to Apne Dolls giving generous advance notice by email to info@apnedolls.com to avoid disappointment.
  •   Neither we, nor any delivery service that we use, shall be liable for any failure to perform Services where such failure or delay results from any circumstances outside our reasonable control; these circumstances include but are not limited to adverse weather conditions (such as snow, flood and extreme winds), fire, explosion, accident, traffic congestion, obstruction of any private or public highway, riot, terrorism, act of God, or industrial dispute or strike.
  •   Due to any major or unprecedented mechanical fault or unforeseen force majeure Apne Dolls will endeavour to get all despatch orders in the post as soon as possible but reserves the right to suspend and/or withdraw the service until further notice by email wherever technically possible.
  •   Apne Dolls reserves the right the change the postage cost at any time.
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4. Supply and pricing of products4.1. Supply of Products

The dolls and other products sold by us through our Website and the Services are manufactured and shipped from a range of different in-house and third-party production facilities based in the United Kingdom and overseas.

4.2. Prices and VAT

All prices of products shown on the Website and the Services include Value Added Tax at the prevailing rate.

4.3. Postage and packaging charges

For most items, prices are shown inclusive of postage and packaging charges; these will be shown inclusively at the checkout stage before you place your order. In some cases, prices shown may exclude postage and packaging. If this is the case this will be clearly stated.

4.4. VAT Receipts

In most cases your order confirmation email contains all the necessary information to constitute a simplified VAT receipt in line with the HMRC guidelines. However, should you require a Full VAT invoice you can request this via our contact form here. Please allow up to 10 working days for the full VAT invoice to be sent.

4.5. Substitute Products

Please note that if a product is unavailable, we may substitute it with an alternative product unless you request us not to do so.

5. Delivery

During the order process, Apne Dolls will generally notify you of the despatch dates available and the expected timeframe for receiving your order; however, Apne Dolls does not guarantee delivery dates or times. We will make you aware of additional delivery charges (if any) before you place your order.

Expected delivery times and charges will differ depending on which products you order. More details are set out below.

5.1. General despatch information

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The despatch date is the day we SEND the item you have ordered, NOT the day it will be delivered.

 Your order is likely to arrive much faster if you use a postcode

  •   You can check that you have the correct postcode by using the Royal Mail’s handy postcode finder available at www.royalmail.com/find-a-postcode. To state the obvious, we are not responsible for the accuracy of the Royal Mail’s postcode finder
  •   It is your responsibility to ensure that the delivery address you provide for any order you place is correct
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5.2. Circumstances beyond Our Control

Neither we, nor any delivery service that we use, shall be liable for any failure to perform Services where such failure or delay results from any circumstances outside our reasonable control; these circumstances include but are not limited to adverse weather conditions (such as snow, flood and extreme winds), fire, explosion, accident, traffic congestion, obstruction of any private or public highway, riot, terrorism, act of God, or industrial dispute or strike.

6. Changing or cancelling an order

Before you request a change or cancellation, it is best to check the status of your order by going to ‘Order History’, which can be found under the ‘My Account’ tab. Orders, can only be changed or cancelled if the status is on ‘Order Received’. If the status displays ‘Order Printing’ or ‘Order Sent’ then it has already been printed or despatched and, unfortunately, cannot be amended or cancelled.

It is best to call us if you need to cancel or change your order – dial 01902 471579/+44 1902 471579 if outside the United Kingdom or email us at info@apnedolls.com. Please have your order number or the email address you registered with us available so we can answer your query as quickly as possible.

Emails are answered during business hours (Monday – Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm) in the order they are received. It is therefore possible that your order could begin production before your email is processed and we will be unable to make any changes requested in the email.

7. Returns and refunds

At Apne Dolls, we always try to send your products in perfect condition. However, occasionally, a problem can arise. In the unlikely event that a product is faulty, or it is damaged in delivery or is the wrong item, we ask you to contact us to let us know of the problem as soon as possible. We will then advise you on whether you are eligible for a refund or replacement.

We have different rules for returns of (a) personalised products and (b) non- personalised products – see “Returning products and issuing refunds” below.

7.1. Reporting a problem

If for any reason you are not happy with your Apne Dolls order, please contact our Customer Service Team. Call 01902 471579 (or +44 1902 471579 if outside the United Kingdom), or use our contact us form. You will need to quote your order number, the email address you have registered and the details of the problem with the order.

We aim to acknowledge any complaint within 14 working days, and will do our best to resolve it within 28 days. We may ask you to take a photograph of the product to help us communicate with our suppliers and correct any future problems. Should it be necessary, we will then advise you how to return your item.

7.2. Returning products and issuing refunds

Personalised products

Where an item is faulty, we will ask you to return it to us within three days of receipt. You can contact our Customer Service Team for a prepaid returns address. Your right to return items to us in accordance with these Terms is in addition to any other statutory rights you may have.

If you are eligible for a refund, we will reimburse the price you have paid for the product(s) onto the credit or debit card that you paid with. Alternatively, we may offer to reprint (if applicable) and resend the item free of charge. Please note it is not our policy to offer both a refund and a resend.

Refunds cannot be given if the fault is a result of your own actions such as product misuse or if personalisation is misspelt or if you have uploaded an image of a low resolution or size. Please see section 3.3, ‘Personalising products’, for more information.

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It is important that we are contacted as soon as possible regarding issues with your order or the product(s) you have ordered. We need to be informed of any issues within three days of the delivery to give us the best chance of successfully resolving the issue.

Non-personalised products

Some of the products you can buy from us, such as dolls and gift wrapping (as long as they are not modified to your requirements), are non-personalised. You have the right to cancel your contract for the purchase of a non-personalised product, provided you notify us of the cancellation – either by calling us or using our contact us form – no longer than 14 days after the product is delivered. You must return the unused non-personalised product to us within 14 days of notifying us of the cancellation, and must pay the cost of returning the product to our nominated address. We will refund the purchase price you have paid for the product and its standard delivery charges (but not any expedited, tracked or other special delivery charges you may have chosen to pay) within 14 days of its return. However, if the value of the product has been reduced by any handling of it beyond what is necessary to check whether the product is as expected, we may deduct an amount to reflect that reduction in value from the sum we refund to you. Note that the value of a product may be reduced to nothing if its seal (or similar) is broken. Please follow any returns procedure for non-personalised products which we specify from time to time.

Note that the right to cancel a contract and return a product as described in the paragraph above does not apply to:

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 personalised products

8. Use of the Website8.1. Abuse of service

You agree not to use Apne Dolls directly or indirectly for any unlawful purpose, or to cause distress or offence to any person. You also agree not to upload, email to us or print any images or other material which might infringe our Content Rules (set out in section 3.4 above).

8.2. Intellectual Property

All text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, page layouts, design and other material that appears on the Website or Services is protected by Apne Dolls or third party copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws. “Apne Dolls” is our registered trademark, and you agree not to display or use it in any manner without our prior written consent.

You may use and access Apne Dolls to the extent required for the use of the Services in accordance with these Terms, and for the purpose that we make them available. You are not allowed to remove any copyright, trade mark or other intellectual property notices contained in material taken from Apne Dolls.

No-one may copy, distribute, show in public or create any derivative work from Apne Dolls, or any of the material which is found on Apne Dolls unless properly licensed in writing by us to do so. You are not allowed to use Apne Dolls (or to copy or use any material found on Apne Dolls) for any commercial purpose other than to conduct the purchase of a product from Apne Dolls.

No-one may use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access Apne Dolls for any purpose without our prior express written permission.

8.3. Website content and service access

We will always try to ensure that Apne Dolls is available 24 hours a day. However, we will not be liable if for any reason the Website is unavailable at any time, or for any period.

8.4. Links

Occasionally, we may provide links to other websites or resources for your convenience. We do not endorse the contents of those websites and are not responsible for their availability or service. We will not be liable in any way for any loss or damage which you may suffer by using those websites. If you decide to access linked third party websites you do so at your own risk.

8.5. Liability

We use reasonable care and skill to provide Apne Dolls in accordance with our specifications for Apne Dolls but:

  •   the Services are provided “as is”
  •   we cannot and do not guarantee that Apne Dolls or the Services will meet your requirements

We shall have no obligation, duty or liability whatsoever in contract, tort (including negligence, breach of statutory duty and any other tort) or otherwise, save as expressly provided in these Terms.

Nothing in these Terms excludes or restricts our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence, nor our contractual obligations in respect of products we agree to supply following our acceptance of your order in accordance with section 3.2. We are under a legal duty to supply goods which conform to our contract with the User.

We, our agents, directors, officers, shareholders, employees and subcontractors will not be liable to you or anyone else, whether in contract, tort (including negligence, breach of statutory duty or other tort) or otherwise:

  •   for any loss of revenue, data, business, anticipated savings, profits, opportunity, goodwill or reputation, or for any business interruption
  •   any loss or corruption of data
  •   any loss or damage which does not directly result from (or which exceeds that which was caused as a direct result of) our breach of this Agreement, howsoever caused or arising

Except as expressly stated elsewhere in these Terms, all representations, warranties, conditions and other terms, whether express or implied (by common law, statute, collaterally or otherwise) are hereby excluded, except in the case of fraud, or where such exclusion is not permitted by law.

We will not be liable for any failure to perform our obligations under these Terms caused by matters beyond our reasonable control.

You agree to indemnify us fully, defend and hold us, and our officers, directors, employees and agents, harmless from and against all claims, liability, damages, losses, costs (including reasonable legal fees) arising out of any breach of the Terms by you, your use of the Website or Services, or anything done while your Account is logged into the Website or Services.

8.6. Suspension

We reserve the right at any time and without notice (a) to suspend or terminate your ability to access Apne Dolls, (b) to suspend or terminate your use of all or part of the Services and/or any then-current orders for products, and/or (c) to take technical and legal steps to stop you from using Apne Dolls if you appear to us to be in breach of any provision of these Terms. Should we do so, you acknowledge that we shall not incur any liability to you or to any other person.

In addition, we are entitled to suspend provision of all or part of the Services at any time if we are obliged or advised to comply with an order, instruction or request of any limb of government, or any regulator, court or other competent authority.

8.7. Contact from third parties

If anyone contacts us in relation to your or your Account’s use of Apne Dolls or a transaction associated with you or your Account, then you agree:

  •   to provide all reasonable information and assistance we may require in connection with responding to that contact
  •   to respond promptly and accurately to it, should we pass the message to you for a response

9. Offers and Promotions

The offers and promotions which we make available on our Website or through our Services are governed by terms and conditions which will be accessible to you at the time.

10. General

These Terms are intended to contain your entire agreement with us relating to the Services and the Website.

If any of these Terms is found to be invalid this shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions which shall remain fully enforceable. Our failure to act with respect to a breach of these Terms by you or others does not waive our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches.

Only you and Apne Dolls shall be entitled to enforce these Terms. No third party shall be entitled to enforce any of these Terms whether by virtue of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 or otherwise.

We reserve the right to change these Terms from time to time, and post the new version on our Apne Dolls Website. The new version of these Terms will take effect:

  •   commencing 28 days after the date of posting (or such later date as we indicate in the relevant posting), if any of the changes is to an operative provision of these Terms which is capable of adversely affecting you
  •   immediately upon the date of posting (or such later date as we indicate in the relevant posting), if the changes are not reasonably capable of adversely affecting you – examples of which would include, without limitation, (i) changing the name of, and/or the web-address that you use to access, Apne Dolls, and (ii) the refinement of provisions that are already included or referred to in these Terms

In either case, if you do not wish to be governed by the new version of these Terms, you must cease to use the Services and Apne Dolls. For the avoidance of doubt, we will not have any liability to you in that event.

These Terms, the Services and each order and purchase of a product shall be governed by English law.

You and we each submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts in relation to disputes arising in connection with these Terms, the Services and any order for or purchase of a product.

We don’t separately file the Terms entered into by Users when they register for Apne Dolls. Please make a durable copy of these Terms by printing and/or saving a downloaded copy on your own computer. They are offered in English only.

11. Apne Dolls Reviews terms of use

By submitting a review on Apne Dolls, you confirm and agree that:

  •   You are the sole author of the review – none of it has been copied from elsewhere;
  •   Your review is accurate and fair;
  •   You are at least 18 years old; and
  •   You grant Apne Dolls a perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, transferable right and licence to use, copy and modify your review.

You also agree you will not submit a review:

  •   That is known by you to be false, inaccurate or misleading;
  •   That infringes anyone’s copyright, trade mark or other proprietary rights, or a duty owed to any person or entity,such as a duty of confidentiality;
  •   That breaches any applicable law, or that advocates, promotes or assists any unlawful act
  •   That is, or may reasonably be considered to be, offensive, abusive, threatening or defamatory;
  •   That promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age, or that may incite hatred or violence against any person or group
  •   For which you were compensated or granted any consideration by any third party;
  •   That references any other website or service;
  •   That misrepresents identity or impersonates any person;
  •   That includes any personally identifying information about any person, such as their name, address, phone number, or email address;
  •   That is pornographic, obscene or indecent;
  •   That may harass, upset, embarrass or alarm any person; or
  •   That comments on any other reviewer

Apne Dolls reserves the right, in its absolute discretion, to:

  •   Decline to publish a review; and
  •   Remove a review for any reason

For any review that you submit, you grant Apne Dolls a perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, transferable right and licence to use, copy, modify, delete in its entirety, adapt, publish, translate and create derivative works from that review in any medium or technology throughout the world.

Apne Dolls reserves the right to change, condense or delete any review content that Apne Dolls deems, in its sole discretion, to breach these Terms of Use. Apne Dolls does not guarantee that you will have any ability to edit or delete any review you have submitted. You acknowledge that you, not Apne Dolls, are responsible for the contents of your review.

By submitting your email address in connection with your rating and review, you agree that Apne Dolls and its third party service providers may use your email address to contact you about the status of your review and for other administrative purposes.

When we refer to “Apne Dolls” in these Terms, we mean Apnedolls.com, the www.apnedolls.com site, any Apne Dolls application that you access, according to the context.

If you have any other questions just check our FAQ’s page. If you can’t find the answer to your question, then please contact us on info@apnedolls.com

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