Terms & Conditions

The GUSTATORY Terms And Conditions

General Information

Described herein is the terms and conditions for GUSTATORY, found here at: www.gustatory.co. Please read these carefully. These terms and conditions apply to all coffee products and other associated products that are available for purchase on this website. GUSTATORY is a marketplace company and thereby acts as an agent for each of our independent coffee roasters, herein referred to as the ‘supplier’.

For any purchases, you will be entering into a contract with the supplier(s) you have purchased from. Accordingly, in addition to the terms and conditions of GUSTATORY, the terms and conditions of the supplier(s) will apply to your purchase. You agree to be bound by these terms and conditions, as well as the terms and conditions of the supplier(s), including their cancellation and amendment policies. A link to a copy of the terms and conditions of each respective supplier(s) can be accessed through each suppliers storefront on the GUSTATORY marketplace.

We reserve the right to change these terms and conditions of use from time to time. If this happens, we will notify you by posting the new terms and conditions for buying goods online on the website.

Terms & Conditions Contract

These are the terms on which we will sell coffee products and other associated products to you through the GUSTATORY marketplace. When making your purchase we will arrange for you to enter into a contract with the supplier(s) (e.g. coffee roasters) named on your receipt(s). We can connect you with a single supplier of the products, into which you will enter a contract, or, if your purchase is with multiple suppliers, you will have separate contracts with each of them. As an agent we accept no responsibility for the acts or omissions of the supplier(s) or for the products provided by them. The supplier(s) terms and conditions will apply to your purchase and we advise you to read these carefully as they do contain important information about your purchase. Please ask us for copies of these if you do not have them.

Our Terms of Business are governed by English Law and the jurisdiction of the English Courts. You may, however, choose the law and jurisdiction of Scotland or Northern Ireland if you wish to do so. All coffee products or other associated products which we provide or which are sold through the GUSTATORY website are not an offer by us to sell, but are an invitation to you to make an offer to the suppliers of the coffee products or other associated products. We are free to accept that offer on behalf of those suppliers, or to reject it.

Purchasing Process & Payment Authorisation

When a purchase is made, all details will be displayed back to you for your review. Once you have confirmed these details we will proceed to confirm the booking with the supplier(s). Please check that all names, addresses, product details and volumes are correct on receipt of all documents and advise us of any errors immediately. The purchase information that you provide to us will be passed on only to the relevant suppliers of your order. Certain information may also be passed on to credit checking companies. In making this purchase, you consent to this information being passed on to the relevant persons, in compliance with our privacy policy.

You will be required to make full payment for your goods when purchasing. Payments must be made by debit card or credit card via one of our payment gateway providers (Shopify / Paypal / Google Pay / Apple Pay). Please note orders will be dispatched only once we have authorisation from your payment card issuer. We will not be liable if there is a delay, and we will not accept your order if payment is not authorised. Certain steps are followed for a contract to be formed, as described below, after you have placed your order. All documents (e.g. invoices/receipts) will be emailed to the address provided at the time of purchase.

Customer Complaints

Because the contract(s) for your coffee products or other associated products is between you and the supplier(s), any queries or concerns will be processed by us but should be addressed to them for their attention. If you have a problem, this must be reported to us immediately. If you fail to follow this procedure there will be less opportunity to investigate and rectify your complaint. The amount of compensation you may be entitled to may be reduced or you may not receive any at all depending upon the circumstances. You will see the name and address plus contact details in any confirmation documents we send you.

To contact us on any matter regarding a complaint, please contact our customer service team.

Website Content, External Issues And Third Party Links

Website Content

We own the copyright to all the content published on this website, including images. All trademarks and other intellectual property are owned or licensed by us (unless otherwise specified) or are the property of third parties or suppliers offering goods for sale through this website. You may not copy, reproduce, distribute, republish, download, display, post or transmit any part of the website without written consent from us (except as stated below). You may print or download any page(s) for your own personal and non-commercial use only. If you have any doubts about what you can do, please contact our customer service team to apply for permission to reproduce the website. While our website is as accurate as possible, we cannot accept responsibility for any inaccuracies or errors beyond our reasonable control.

Privacy Policy & Compliance

Representing ourselves and acting on behalf of our suppliers, we are committed to protecting your information and respecting your online privacy. Due to our commitment, we have published a seperate privacy policy and by continuing to use this website, you accept that such a privacy policy applies to you, and that you consent to our usage of cookies to provide the best service possible.

This privacy policy and its outlined rights may be updated in compliance with any future laws and regulations. If we make any significant changes, we will contact you to let you know to ensure that you can review our changes and make an informed decision about your data. Full details of our data protection and your rights can be found in our privacy policy, and we ask that you also read these to understand how GUSTATORY lawfully operates.

Website Security & Links To Other Websites

You shall not use the website in any way that will damage it or interrupt its provision. You shall not use the website to transmit or post any computer viruses. We cannot guarantee that the website is free from computer viruses, and you should take your own precautions in this respect. We will try to make sure that the website is always available. However, this is not always possible, and we are not liable if the website is unavailable. If you use our website to deal with a third party, it is up to you to read and abide by the terms and conditions of such third parties. GUSTATORY shows referral links on our website to the websites of our suppliers. These external websites are not under our control and we cannot be held responsible for such websites nor hold any guarantees about them. We provide these links because we think they might interest you, but we do not monitor or endorse these other websites. The privacy policy only applies to our own website and does not represent the terms and conditions of any external website. If you visit any of these other websites, we are not responsible for their privacy practices.

Liabilities & Financial Protection

GUSTATORY takes no responsibility for any loss or damage suffered as a result of using our website, or goods supplied using it, except as required by law, even if we could have foreseen the loss, or the possibility of it was brought to our attention. We are liable for loss, damage, death or personal injury resulting from our negligence or any fraudulent misrepresentations, whilst our suppliers are each responsible for the quality of their own respective produce that you purchase. All payments made by Direct Debit are protected by the Direct Debit Guarantee.