TERMS OF SERVICE

This page provides information about who we are and the legal terms and conditions that apply to your use of spirituality4.me and its online shop – the UK Online Christian Science Reading Room – and any product you order from us.

To help you find the information you are looking for, we have divided these Terms and Conditions into 5 sections. These are:

A. Information about spirituality4.me: You can find out how to get in touch with us or view our registered charity details.

B. Website Terms: You can view the legal terms and conditions that apply when you access, browse and use spirituality4.me.

C. General Terms and Conditions of Sale: You can view the legal terms and conditions that apply to any product that you order from spirituality4.me.

D. Legal Terms: You can view the legal terms and conditions that apply to these Terms and Conditions.

E. Privacy and Cookie Policy: You can learn what personal information spirituality4.me collects and uses about you when you access, browse and use this Website (including registering with this Website) and see what rights you have to control our use of your personal information.

Please read these Terms and Conditions and the Privacy and Cookie policy carefully before you start to use the Website. 

WEBSITE HELP

In addition to our legal terms and conditions, you may also find it helpful to visit the footer of our website. Here you will find useful information on our shipping charges, timescales, and returns policy, (as well as helpful information relevant to other questions you may have in the FAQ section).

 

PART A: GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT Spirituality4.me

This website is owned and operated by Joint Christian Science Reading Room UK a charity registered in England and Wales (charity #1143776), registered at 52-54 King’s Road, Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom, RG1 3AA. The Shop part of this website is run by the UK Online Christian Science Reading Room, which is an activity of the Joint Christian Science Reading Room UK. Unless we say otherwise, we use the terms “JCSRRUK”, “we” and “us” on this Website to refer to the Joint Christian Science Reading Room UK, and “Online Reading Room” to refer to the UK Online Christian Science Reading Room throughout the Website terms and conditions, which include our Website Terms, General Terms and Conditions of Sale, Legal Terms and Privacy & Cookie Policy (“Terms and Conditions”).

If you want to ask us anything (whether about our products and services, this website, any of our terms and conditions or anything else), then please contact us.

All products for sale on this website are in accord with the requirements of a Christian Science Reading Room, as set out by The Mother Church in Boston Massachusetts, and found in the Church Manual of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts, article XXI, section III.

PART B: WEBSITE TERMS

The Terms and Conditions apply to your use of the spirituality4.me website at https://spirituality4.me (the “Website”) and to any products you purchase from spirituality4.me. The Terms and Conditions apply regardless of how you access the Website. You must read these Terms and Conditions carefully, and we recommend that you print and keep a copy for your future reference. By accessing, browsing, using, registering with, or placing an order on the Website, you confirm that you have read, understood and agree to these Terms and Conditions in their entirety. If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions in their entirety, please do not use this Website

All legal notices on this Website that relate to your use of the Website together with all applicable terms and conditions and our Privacy and Cookie Policy govern your use of this Website. 

These Website terms and conditions may change without notice.

YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE

You may only use this Website for lawful purposes, and you may not use it in a way that infringes the rights of anyone else or that restricts or inhibits anyone else’s enjoyment of the Website.

You may not, without our prior written consent, copy, reproduce, republish, download, print or post any part of this website.

USE OF THIS WEBSITE FROM OUTSIDE THE UK

All our products in the UK Online Christian Science Reading Room shop are available to purchase not only in the UK, but also worldwide (where delivery options are available – please see our Shipping Page for information as to where we can deliver).

All the services that we offer are designed for UK Christian Science Reading Rooms, Churches and Societies, but can also be tailored for those in other countries. Please contact us for more information.

OWNERSHIP OF RIGHTS

All rights, including copyright and other intellectual property rights, in and to this Website are owned by or licensed to the JCSRRUK.

Your use of the Website and its contents grants no rights to you in relation to our intellectual property rights, or that of third parties, on the Website or its contents. By submitting information (other than your personal data), text, photos, graphics, or other content to and for the website you confirm that you have the right to use the same and grant us a right to use such materials at our own discretion (with or without accreditation) in any media including, without limitation, to edit, copy, reproduce, disclose, post and remove such materials from the website.

You further agree to execute all such documents and do all such acts and things as we may reasonably require in order to assign any such rights to us and to waive any moral rights you acquire in or to the Website.

GUIDELINES FOR PRODUCT REVIEWS, POST COMMENTS AND QUESTION and ANSWER

Please read and understand the below before posting a product review, comment or any other user-generated content on our Website or social media sites.

OWNERSHIP OF SUBMISSIONS

Other than personal data (which is subject to our Privacy Policy) all comments, blogs, feedback, suggestions, questions, ideas, and any other submissions disclosed, submitted or offered to spirituality4.me on or through the Website or otherwise disclosed, submitted or offered by you (collectively, “Submissions”) shall become and remain the property of JCSRRUK once submitted. You must comply with the content standards set out in these terms. You warrant that you own or have the right to use any Submissions and that your Submissions will comply with these standards and guidelines

SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES

These Website Terms also govern any Submissions you make on any spirituality4.me, JCSRRUK or Online Reading Room related third-party websites or pages such as our Facebook page, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, or other social networking sites. All comments, images, videos and any other type of material posted on any third-party social networking site do not necessarily reflect the opinions or ideas of the JCSRRUK or its employees and we are not responsible for any such content. In any event, all material posted on any third-party social networking site must comply with these Website Terms and the third party social networking sites’ Terms of Use, as applicable.

CONFIDENTIALITY

Any material you upload to our Website will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and we have the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any material in the Submissions for any purpose. We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any material posted or uploaded by you to our site or any JCSRRUK related third party social networking site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy. We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by you or any other user of our Website. We have the right to remove any Submissions you make on our Website if, in our opinion, such Submission does not comply with the content standards set out below.

RULES FOR SUBMISSION

You must be 18 years of age or older and have an account to post a submission.

Please be polite and only write in English. If you require a quick response from us or have a comment about our service, please contact us directly for a quicker response.

Submissions should not include:

  • abusive, offensive, or otherwise inappropriate language; this includes: profanity, blasphemy, racist, sexually explicit, or discriminatory comments or content that might be considered as harassment, abuse or threats against the personal safety or property of others
  • comments about other reviewers
  • remarks that repeat accusations, false, defamatory, or misleading statements
  • material that impersonates others or personal information about anyone, including yourself, such as phone numbers, postal addresses, or credit card numbers
  • spam or advertising
  • third party brand names or trademarks
  • website URLs
  • an unsupported claim about the product producing an effect other than that for which it is indicated

JCSRRUK, in its absolute discretion, reserves the right to not publish the Submission or remove it, take any appropriate action if deemed necessary or remove reviews that do not comply with the rules above.

Please let us know if you see any submissions which do not comply with our rules.

ACCURACY OF CONTENT

The views expressed in user-generated content are the opinions of those users and do not necessarily represent the views, opinions, beliefs, or values of the JCSRRUK.

DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER OR OTHER DEVICES

The JCSRRUK uses reasonable efforts to ensure that this Website is free from viruses and other malicious or harmful content. However, we cannot guarantee that your use of this Website will not cause damage to your computer or other devices. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the right equipment (including antivirus software) to use the Website safely and to screen out anything that may damage or harm your computer or other devices. Except where required by applicable law, the JCSRRUK shall not be liable to any person for any loss or damage they suffer because of viruses or other malicious or harmful content that they access from or via the Website.

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

We have placed links on this Website to other websites we think may be of interest. We do not vet these websites and do not have any control over their contents. Except where required by applicable law, the JCSRRUK cannot accept any liability in respect of the use of these websites.

PART C: GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE

These general terms and conditions of sale (“General Terms and Conditions of Sale”) apply to any order you place through https://spirituality4.me and any services you contract us to do.

Any order placed through the Website is an offer to the UK Online Christian Science Reading Room to buy the products in your order.

When you place an order, we will send you a confirmation email with the full details of your purchase, shipping and billing address and payment method/invoice. You will then receive a second email confirming your offer. Confirmation and acceptance of your order is subject to stock levels at the time of order. This second email will notify you of whether your order has been accepted and if it has been shipped including any tracking codes (if applicable).

In respect of orders placed through the Website, these General Terms and Conditions of Sale apply regardless of how you access the Website. You must read these General Terms and Conditions of Sale carefully. By placing an order through the Website, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agree to these General Terms and Conditions of Sale in their entirety. If you do not agree to these General Terms and Conditions of Sale in their entirety, you must not order any product or service through the Website.

Please find below information regarding:

OPENING AN ACCOUNT AND PLACING AN ORDER

To place an order, you can open an account with us which will require you to provide some personal information. Alternatively, you can choose to place your order without setting up an account. Setting up an account has the added benefits of tracking your purchase history, seeing the status of your order, and saving billing and shipping addresses for future orders.

Please see our Privacy Policy for more information on how your personal information will be used.

You confirm that all information and details provided by you to us (including on registration) are true, accurate and up to date. You can update or correct your details at any time by going to your account.

When you create an account, we will ask you to use passwords or other means to allow you to access your account and to maintain your account security. It is your responsibility to maintain the confidentiality of your password and account information. We shall not be liable to any person for any loss or damage which may arise as a result of any failure by you to protect your password or account. Should you become aware of or suspect any unauthorised use of your password or account, please contact us. If we are suspicious of any fraudulent activity coming from your account, it can reserve the right to refuse you access to your account and can delete the account.

When you order through the Website without an account you will still need to provide us with certain compulsory personal information in order for us to process your order. We will not store the details that you provide (save for processing your order, or if you have opted in to receive marketing from us). However, you can choose to register an account with us after submitting your order. Please see our Privacy Policy to see how your personal information will be used and stored. 

ACCEPTANCE OF YOUR ORDER

Please note that completion of the online checkout process does not constitute our acceptance of your offer to purchase products from us. We will notify you by email as soon as possible to acknowledge that we have received and are processing your order. Our acceptance of your order will take place only when we take payment from you and despatch the product(s). Prior to despatch of the product(s), JCSRRUK has the right to decline an order for any reason, including legal and regulatory reasons. 

The duration of our contract with you will start from when you receive the order despatch email and last until the last day of your right to return the products.

If we cannot supply you with the product/s you ordered, we will inform you of this by email. If you have already paid for the product, we will refund you for the product/s as soon as reasonably possible and will let you know if and when a replacement for the product you ordered is possible.

PAYMENT

We accept card payment through the payment portal Stripe and in the case of a Christian Science Reading Room, Church or Society with an Inter Reading Room registered account, we also accept bank transfers and cheques as a form of payment.

During the checkout process, you will be asked to enter your payment details. Where you are using either a credit or debit card, by completing your payment details you confirm that the credit or debit card being used is yours (or in the case of a Christian Science Reading Room, Church or Society, that you have the right to use this card). All fields indicated as compulsory must be completed. Please note that we may collect and store your information using an encrypted secure payment mechanism through Stripe payments and will only use your information in accordance with our Privacy Policy. JCSRRUK shall remain a data controller of this information. We do not however have access at any time to your credit or debit card details. See the terms and conditions of Stripe Payments.

All card payments are subject to authorisation by your card issuer. We take full payment immediately for all orders unless you are a Christian Science Reading Room, Church or Society with a registered Inter Reading Room account, where you can pay with cheque or bank transfer up to 30 days after receiving your item/s.

All products ordered will remain the property of the JCSRRUK until we have delivered them to the address specified by you.

For orders placed from outside the UK:

Purchases will be made in Pounds Sterling. International credit card providers or banks will determine the exchange rate and may add an additional processing or administration charge in relation to such payment which international credit cardholders will be liable to pay.

SHIPPING

(Including shipping charges and timescales)

Shipping charges and timescales vary depending on how heavy your order is, and the delivery address. You’ll find full details of our shipping charges here.

All our products are stored and packaged for delivery in a warehouse owned by a third party myWarehouse Ltd. Once your order has been placed and accepted, your delivery address details will be sent to myWarehouse who will then pass this on to the relevant courier or to Royal Mail.

Delivery will be to the UK or international address given in your order. If no one is available at a residential or other address at the time of delivery, a note will be left to advise whether your order has been left in a safe place e.g. with a neighbour, the local packet shop or post office or if delivery will be tried again.

We shall be under no liability for any delay or failure to deliver products if the delay or failure is wholly or partly caused by circumstances beyond our control.

INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY

Our products are sold without duty having been paid by us. The recipient may have to pay import duty or a formal customs entry fee prior to or on delivery. Additional taxes, fees or levies may apply according to local legislation and customers are required to check these details before placing an order for international delivery.

Where applicable, it will be your sole responsibility to comply with any export controls or sanctions rules applicable to goods supplied to you.  

DELAYS

Where the supply of your product(s) is delayed or prevented for reasons beyond our control (for example import delays or higher than anticipated demand) we will make every effort to keep you informed but shall be under no liability to you for such delay.

CHANGES TO YOUR ORDER

Any changes to your order must be notified to us by email before our Warehouse sends you a dispatch confirmation email. For orders on a weekday before 3pm UK time, your order will be compiled and dispatched within a few hours of us receiving your order. For orders after 3pm UK time, your order will be compiled and dispatched early the next working day. No order will be dispatched at the weekend or on public holidays.

If you amend or change your order you may find there are changes to your delivery timetable and shipping costs.

YOUR RIGHT TO CANCEL

If you are contracting with us as a consumer online, you have the right to cancel (under the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 (the “Regulations”)), all or part of your contract at any time up to 14 calendar days after the day on which you receive the goods you ordered.

Delivery charges will only be refunded under the conditions included in our Return and Refunds Policy.

EXERCISING YOUR RIGHT TO CANCEL

To exercise your right of cancellation, you must inform us of your decision to cancel the contract in writing (by email) within 14 calendar days after the day on which you receive the goods you ordered, which you can do by first emailing us here, and if and when we deem your product worth returning (for products that are re-sellable) you will need to fill in the returns form (included in your parcel) when you return your order.

You must take reasonable care of the goods while in your possession. You shall send back any goods, without undue delay and in any event not later than 14 days from the day on which you communicate your cancellation of the contract to us. The deadline is met if you send back any goods before the period of 14 days has expired. You will have to bear the direct cost of returning any goods to us, and we will refund the shipping cost under the conditions included in our Return and Refund Policy.

Products should be returned in or with their original packaging.

If and once we redeem the product/s worth returning to us, you may return the goods to:

UK Online Christian Science Reading Room,
c/o myWarehouse Ltd,
Unit 28, Heathfield,
Stacey Bushes, Milton Keynes
MK12 6HP
UK

If you return the products by post, we will process your refund within 14 days of receipt of the products to myWarehouse.

For orders paid for by credit or debit card through Stripe Payments, you will receive an email that your refund has been processed, and you should receive the money back into your bank account within several working days. For orders paid by cheque or bank transfer, we can either refund the money via bank transfer or shop credit for your next order.

For further details, please see the Returns and Refunds section in the footer of this Website.

RETURNS BY POST

Items returned by post will have to be returned at your cost unless in accordance with your statutory rights. Please see our Returns and Refunds page for details. Please make sure the product/s is/are sufficiently insured if valued over £20, and that you request proof of postage in case the product goes missing.

DAMAGED OR INCORRECTLY SUPPLIED PRODUCTS

You should check all products you receive against your order. If the products you receive are damaged or incorrectly supplied or not as described on our website then you must note the details of any damage or error in supply and photograph the damage of the product/s and/or parcel container as soon as possible and if you are unable to view the items on receipt, you must inform us (by email only) within a reasonable period of time. Please send us any photos of the damage in order for us to assess the situation and to be able to claim compensation either from our Warehouse or from the courier service.

Please wait until you have received a response to this email, so that we may inform you of the next step. If you are required to return the product/s to us, you must return the products within 14 days of contacting us. We may offer you a replacement product and any refunds given by us will be made to the debit/credit card account or by bank transfer/store credit (as applicable) provided when you placed your order.

REFUND POLICY

In addition to the cancellation rights noted above, these include that the goods you purchase are of satisfactory quality, fit for purpose and as described. Within 30 days of the delivery, you may exercise the right to a refund if the product purchased is not of satisfactory quality, fit for purpose or as described. After the 30-day period, but within six months of the date of delivery and where the product is faulty, you are entitled to a replacement or where that is not possible, a refund. After six months of the date of delivery, similar rights exist, but only if you can prove that the fault was present at the point of delivery.

For further information about your statutory rights, in the UK please contact your local authority Trading Standards Department or Citizen’s Advice Bureau.

PRODUCT AND SERVICE DESCRIPTION

We have taken reasonable precautions to try to ensure that prices quoted on the Website are correct and that all products have been fairly described. However, when ordering products or services through the Website, please note that:

  • Orders will only be accepted if there are no material errors in the description of the goods or services or their prices as advertised on this Website;
  • The weights, dimensions and capacities shown on the Website are approximate only;
  • Whilst we try to display the colours of our products accurately on the Website, the actual colours you see will depend on your monitor and we cannot guarantee that your monitor’s display of any colour will accurately reflect the colour of the product on delivery;
  • All items are subject to availability. We will inform you as soon as possible if the product(s) you have ordered are not available.

ContactGIFT CARDS AND E-GIFTCARDS/VOUCHERCODES

REDEMPTION

  • They may be used to purchase goods of a higher price than the amount on the e-card, on payment of the difference.
  • Cannot be exchanged for cash.
  • If any item purchased with a gift card or e-gift card is subsequently exchanged for an item of a lower price or refunded, any money owing will be added to the remaining balance on the e-card or to a new e-card.
  • If you do not spend the entire balance on the e-gift card, the remaining balance will be updated after each transaction.

PERIOD OF VALIDITY

  • E-gift cards have expire after 5 years. Please contact us if your e-gift card has expired.
  • Balance enquiries can be obtained by emailing us.

CANCELLATION

  • Cannot be returned or refunded, except in accordance with your statutory rights, for example in the event they are not of satisfactory quality.
  • Under the Regulations, (as outlined above), if you are contracting with us as a consumer online, you have the right to cancel all or part of your order for an e-gift card at any time up to 14 calendar days after the day on which you place your order, provided none of the balance has been spent. Further details are set out above.

CHANGES TO THE E-GIFT CARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The JCSRRUK reserves the right to amend the terms and conditions of e-gift cards at any time and to take appropriate action, including the cancellation of the card, if, in its discretion, it deems such action necessary. This does not affect your statutory rights.

LIABILITY

There are certain liabilities which we cannot exclude by law and nothing in these General Terms and Conditions of Sale limits our liability for personal injury or death caused by our negligence or for fraud.

You have certain rights as a consumer, including statutory rights relating to faulty or misdescribed goods. Your statutory rights operate in addition to our goodwill policy. For further information about your statutory rights in the UK, contact your local authority Trading Standards Department or Citizen’s Advice Bureau. Nothing in these General Terms and Conditions of Sale will affect these statutory rights and, in particular, we will perform our obligations under these General Terms and Conditions of Sale with reasonable care and skill.

Any products we supply to you will be of satisfactory quality. If we deliver a product to you that is not of satisfactory quality, you can contact us for a repair or replacement or, where this is not possible, for a refund.

We are only responsible for losses that are a natural, foreseeable consequence of our breach of these General Terms and Conditions of Sale. We will not be liable to you if we are prevented or delayed from complying with our obligations under these General Terms and Conditions of Sale by anything you (or anyone acting on your behalf) does or fails to do or due to events which are beyond our reasonable control.

You must follow any advice we give you to keep products we supply to you safe (including any instructions provided with the products). We cannot accept liability for damage to products we have supplied which is caused by your failure to follow this advice.

In any event we will not be liable for any losses related to any business of yours including (without limitation) lost data, lost profits, lost revenues, or business interruption.

COMPLAINTS

If your complaint is about a product, our Website or anything else, please visit the contact us page of our Website, and we will try to deal with your complaint in an orderly manner.

PART D: LEGAL TERMS

EXCLUSIONS OF LIABILITY

We exclude all representations, warranties, conditions, and terms (whether express or implied by statute, common law or otherwise) to the fullest extent permitted by law. We accept no liability for any losses or damages which are not reasonably foreseeable arising out of or in connection with these Terms and Conditions or your use of the Website.

These exclusions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. If any provision of these disclaimers and exclusions shall be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable then that provision shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions.

Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall exclude or limit our liability for personal injury or death caused by our negligence or for fraud. In addition, these Terms and Conditions shall not limit or exclude any other liability that we are not permitted to limit or exclude under applicable law.

OTHER LEGAL NOTICES

There may be legal notices on other areas of this Website that relate to your use of the Website, all of which will, together with these Terms and Conditions govern your use of this Website.

ASSIGNMENT AND THIRD-PARTY RIGHTS

We may update or amend these Terms and Conditions from time to time to comply with the law or to meet our changing business requirements without notice to you. Any updates or amendments will be posted on the Website.

You may not assign or sub-contract any of your rights or obligations under these Terms and Conditions to any third party unless we agree in writing.

We may assign, transfer or sub-contract any of our rights or obligations under these Terms and Conditions to any third party at our discretion.

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

WAIVER

No relaxation or delay by us in exercising any right or remedy under these Terms and Conditions shall operate as a waiver of that right or remedy or shall affect our ability to subsequently exercise that right or remedy. Any waiver must be agreed upon by us in writing.

SEVERABILITY

If any of these Terms and Conditions are found to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction, the rest of these Terms and Conditions shall remain in full force and effect.

ENTIRE AGREEMENT

These Terms and Conditions set out the entire agreement between you and us and supersede any and all prior terms, conditions, warranties and/or representations to the fullest extent permitted by law.

LAW, JURISDICTION AND LANGUAGE

Any matter that arises out of your use of this Website (including any contract entered between you and us through the Website) shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales and any disputes shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales. All contracts shall be concluded in English.

CHANGES TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS

We reserve the right to change and update these Terms and Conditions from time to time and recommend that you revisit this page regularly to keep informed of the current Terms and Conditions that apply to your use of the Website. By continuing to access, browse and use this Website, you will be deemed to have agreed to any changes or updates to our Terms and Conditions.

 

PART E: PRIVACY AND COOKIE POLICY

Our Privacy and Cookie Policy explains what personal information we collect about you when you use the Website, and you can view our Privacy Policy here and our Cookie Policy here. Please note that when you agree to these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed also to have read and understood our Privacy and Cookie Policies in their entirety.

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