Throughout these terms and conditions, Goods refers to the blinds, shutters or window dressings as supplied by The Shutter Store Inc (and herewith referred to as TSS) and purchased by you.
Us, Our, Ours, We refers to TSS.
You, Your, Yours refers to the person whose purchasing the goods from TSS for personal purpose.
1. Our Contract
1.1 This website constitutes an online shopping facility for You to purchase window dressings at retail price for the purpose of self installation. A contract between You and Us shall be deemed legally binding upon acceptance of Your order. Acceptance of Your order will be confirmed by an e-mail which will be sent to You upon receipt of Your order.
1.2 All communication will be conducted via email address and phone number provided by You at order placement. A request to change email or phone number from that of the Received Invoice must be made by You in written form.
2.1 The price as detailed on the order summary section will be the price payable for the Goods. This price includes all applicable sales taxes.
2.2 Upon acceptance of Your order as per section 1.1, We shall debit the price of the Goods from Your chosen method of payment.
3. Order Cancellation by You (custom made Goods)
3.1 Orders may only be cancelled & refunded if you request this before the production of your shutters or blinds begins. We must receive cancellation request by you in written form. The production will never begin until YOUR order details have been verbally discussed & confirmed by You with Our staff over the phone. A Cancelled order at this stage can be refunded but carries an admin fee of $25.00 to cover our costs.
3.2 Orders which proceed to production following Our office phone call with You, cannot later be cancelled for any reason. As soon as order details are agreed over the phone or via email, the production process begins that same day.
4. Order Cancellation by Us
4.1 In certain situations it may be necessary for Us to cancel Your order. This may be due to a production issue with Our manufacturing plant, or other circumstances outside of Our control. In the event of this occurring We will notify you via e-mail and re-credit any money debited at order placement.
4.2 We will not be liable for any compensation payment in the event of order cancellation by Us.
4.3 TSS will have no liability whatsoever to You for any damage or consequential loss caused by TSS cancelling Your order in accordance with clause 4.1 above.
5. Product Description & Design
5.1 TSS has done everything in it's power to ensure that the information as displayed on this website is accurate, correct and true. If You are in any doubt about the information as conveyed by Us, please contact Our support team prior to order placement.
5.2 As with all wooden products, shading differences may occur between the colors as displayed and that seen in the finished Goods as purchased by You. We cannot accept any returns or authorize any refunds for any disappointment resulting from natural shading variations.
5.3 As the product is viewed online, color variations do occur between monitors. We therefore recommend customers request a color sample from our website before purchasing as We cannot be held liable for any variations between colors viewed online and the finished product received. For this reason, we encourage all customers to order a color sample before ordering.
5.4 All goods should be fully inspected by You prior to installation. You must check that the goods are in accordance with Your purchase order both for measurements and design prior to installation. You must remove the shutters from all boxes and packaging upon receipt of them. Any defect such as, but not limited to warping or paint smell will not be considered a defect if shutters were left in packaging for more than 3 days after receipt.
5.5 Shutters with moveable slats will close in one direction, only.
6.1 TSS has done everything in its power to ensure that the website provides as much information as possible to assist You in achieving correct measurement of Your window for Your window dressings. Please refer to Our website for instructions regarding measurements. Please note that if You are in any doubt about the measurements taken, please contact Our support team prior to order placement.
6.2 If the measurements You supply to us vary from Your actual requirements we cannot accept any liability for any consequential losses either direct or indirect and cannot accept return of the Goods or issue a refund in respect of the Goods, provided that the Goods have been manufactured in accordance with the measurements You supplied to us.
6.3 The design image generated by Our site (when You submit your dimensions) is for illustration purposes only. The image may not be an exact representation of the number of slats or size of rail you will receive in your actual order. If you require exact confirmation of these design details prior to production please contact Our support team before submitting your order.
6.4 On receipt of your order Our staff will call You to confirm You have understood Our measuring guides. For all Inside Mounted Shutter orders we advise You that a standard deduction of 1/8" from Your submitted width and drop dimension is made to aid ease of installation. (You are given the choice not to have these deductions made when we call to confirm your order.). For American ranges with Z frames, a standard mandatory 1/4" deduction will be applied.
6.5 Manufacturing tolerance levels of overall panel and frame specifications are plus or minus 1/8", and the product will not be considered defective if falling within the size range. Warp on any component part, vertical or horizontal, shall not exceed 1/16mm per 12".
6.6 Horizontal middle rail location: This location may be off by half a louvre.
For 1 7/8" louvre can be off by +/-3/4"
For 2 1/2" louvre can be off by +/1"
For 3 1/2" louvre can be off by +/-1 1/2"
For 4 1/4 louvre can be off by +/-2"
7. Delivering Your Goods
7.1 We will dispatch Your Shutters as soon as the goods are ready. While We quote a manufacturing lead time of between 3-15 weeks for production only (depending upon the range ordered), actual delivery of Your shutters are separate. Manufacturing lead times are estimates only and time is not of the essence. While We make every effort to ensure that manufacturing times are met, We cannot accept responsibility for any damage or consequential loss arising out of any shipper delays.
7.2 Delivery of your shutters will be undertaken by a courier company of our choosing. Delivery will be to your address (unless any physical restriction prevents this) and the product will be offloaded onto your driveway as a curbside delivery. We are not liable for delivery of the product into a specified location of your home. In the event you request delivery company bring your shutters inside, and they abide, You will be responsible for extra costs.
7.3 On delivery of your shutters please ensure boxes are in good condition. You must sign the couriers delivery note and if damage has occurred ensure this is noted on accepting the goods. TSS will not take any responsibility for goods damaged in transportation, which have not been signed for as ‘damaged’.
7.4 Time is not of the essence in the contract.
7.5 Ownership & title of the goods will pass to You upon delivery.
8.1 As the product is installed by You or a third party, TSS cannot accept any responsibility for damage made to the product at installation. You are provided with full instructions however if You do not understand any part of the procedure please contact Our support team for help before You attempt to install.
8.2 If You choose to pay a third party for the purpose of installing the goods and problems arise during installation We will not accept any liability for the work carried out by such third parties.
8.3 We give no warranty as to the fitness of the product supplied other than that of an internal window dressing. Other installation and uses are at Your own risk.
9. Defective Goods
9.1 All Goods as supplied by TSS are covered by a guarantee against defects in craftsmanship or materials. Warranty is waived if goods are altered/modified by you from original design specs. The guarantee period is as follows:
All Plantation Shutter Ranges 36 Months
The applicable guarantee period begins when the Goods are delivered to You. If Your goods arrive damaged or there is a defect in manufacturing, You must report this to the TSS OFFICE WITHIN 7 DAYS OF RECEIPT OF THE GOODS. Any issues You report to Us need to be accompanied by photographic evidence. TSS cannot be held responsible for any damage or defect once the 7 day reporting time has lapsed. Conversely, if we provide you with a resolution but do not receive written approval or denial from you within 14 business days of our offer, the claim will be void.
9.2 We shall not be held liable for any costs incurred by You or any third party who has been employed by the Buyer to install the shutters. In the event of defective or damage shutters needing to be replaced, we shall not be responsible for any costs incurred by You for the refitting of the replacement shutters or for room decorating.
9.3 If the Goods are deemed defective, We will not automatically issue You with a refund. We will offer You replacement of the Goods or a suitable alternative as deemed by us.
9.4 Goods that have been used in unsuitable conditions (excessively humid or in a high moisture environment or using interior shutters in an exterior environment) or having been subjected to irregular use may not be deemed acceptable for return as detailed in clauses 9.1- 9.3
10. Payment Security
10.1 We pledge to You to retain all credit card and payment information within a completely secure environment, doing everything within Our power to ensure no other party outside of TSS has access to this information.
11. Governing Law
11.1 This contract is subject to the laws and courts of the State of Nevada and the exclusive jurisdiction of the Nevada courts.
12. Use of Our Website
12.1 If you the customer decide to use the cut out templates to assist with measuring please note the following;
It is the responsibility of you the customer to ensure you follow our guidelines in printing the templates correct to scale. This can be done by selecting PAGE SCALING set to NONE when printing from our measure guide .This ensures that the frame profile templates are printed to the actual frame size. Any discrepancies in the shutters which is due to this guide not being followed correctly will therefore be the full responsibility of the customer.
We reserve the right to change these Terms and Conditions without prior notice.
The Shutter Store Inc