TERMS & CONDITIONS
Please read the following important terms and conditions before you buy anything on our site.
These Terms will apply to any contract between us for the sale of Products to you or the booking of a Class & Workshop (Contract). Please read these Terms carefully before ordering any Products or booking any Class & Workshop from our site. Please note that before placing an order you will be asked to agree to these Terms. If you refuse to accept these Terms, you will not be able to order any Products from, or book any Class & Workshop on, our site.
If you do not understand any of these Terms and want to talk to us about them, please contact us by email at email@example.com or contact our team by telephone on 780-429-0069.
You should print a copy of these Terms or save them to your computer for future reference.
We amend these Terms from time to time as set out in clause 8. Every time you wish to order, please read these Terms carefully and contact us if you have any questions about them. These Terms were most recently updated on November 4th, 2018 when we introduced them in their current form.
These Terms, and any Contract between us, are only in the English language.
Information about us
1.1 We operate the website www.houseofsew.com. We are The House of Sew Inc. The House of Sew Inc. is a company registered in Canada under company number 2020005381 and with its registered office at #302, 10217-106 St, Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 1H5. That is also our main trading address. Our GST number is 734120496RC0001 and we provide Classes, Workshops and Products. When we refer to “us” in these conditions we mean The House of Sew Inc. Limited in relation to the sale of Classes, Workshops and Products.
1.2 Contacting us if you are a consumer:
1.2.1 To cancel a Contract in accordance with your legal right to do so as set out in clause 9 (to cancel the purchase of one of our Products) or clause 10 (to cancel a Class or Workshop), you just need to let us know that you have decided to cancel. The easiest way to do this is to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact our team by telephone on 780-429-0069. If you are emailing us please include details of your order to help us to identify it. If you send us your cancellation notice by e-mail then your cancellation is effective from the date you send the e-mail to us.
1.2.2 If you wish to contact us for any other reason, including because you have any complaints, you can contact us by telephoning our team at 780-429-0069 or by e-mailing us at email@example.com
1.2.3 If we have to contact you or give you notice in writing, we will do so by e-mail to the address you provide to us in your order.
1.3 Contacting us if you are a business: You may contact us by telephoning our team at 780-429-0069 or by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish to give us formal notice of any matter in accordance with these Terms, please see clause 20.3.
2.1 The images of the Products on our site are for illustrative purposes only. Although we have made every effort to display the colours accurately, we cannot guarantee that your computer’s display of the colours accurately reflects the colour of the Products. Your Products may vary slightly from those images.
2.2 The packaging of the Products may vary from that shown on images on our site.
This clause 5 only applies if you are a consumer.
5.1 If you are a consumer, you may only purchase Products from our site or book Classes and Workshops if you are at least 18 years old.
This clause 6 only applies if you are a business.
6.1 If you are not a consumer, you confirm that you have authority to bind any business on whose behalf you use our site to purchase Products.
6.2 These Terms and any document expressly referred to in them constitutes the entire agreement between you and us and supersedes and extinguishes all previous agreements, promises, assurances, warranties, representations and understandings between us, whether written or oral, relating to its subject matter.
6.3 You acknowledge that in entering into this Contract you do not rely on any statement, representation, assurance or warranty (whether made innocently or negligently) that is not set out in these Terms or any document expressly referred to in them.
6.4 You and we agree that neither of us shall have any claim for innocent or negligent misrepresentation based on any statement in this Contract.
How the contract is formed between you and us
7.1 Our shopping pages will guide you through the steps you need to take to place an order with us. Our order process allows you to check and amend any errors before submitting your order to us. Please take the time to read and check your order at each page of the order process.
7.2 After you place an order, you will receive an e-mail from us acknowledging that we have received your order. However, please note that this does not mean that your order has been accepted. Our acceptance of your order will take place as described in clause 7.3.
7.3 We will confirm our acceptance to you by sending you an e-mail that confirms that the Products have been dispatched (Dispatch Confirmation) or that a Class & Workshop has been booked (Class & Workshop Confirmation). The Contract between us will only be formed when we send you the Dispatch Confirmation or the Class & Workshop Confirmation.
7.4 If we are unable to supply you with a Product, for example because that Product is not in stock or no longer available or because we cannot meet your requested delivery date or because of an error in the price on our site as referred to in clause 14.5, we will inform you of this by e-mail and we will not process your order. If you have already paid for the Product, we will refund you the full amount including any delivery costs charged as soon as possible.
Our right to vary these Terms
8.1 We amend these Terms from time to time. Please look at the top of this page to see when these Terms were last updated and which Terms were changed.
8.2 Every time you order Products from us or book a Class & Workshop with us, the Terms in force at the time of your order will apply to the Contract between you and us.
8.3 We may revise these Terms as they apply to your order from time to time to reflect the following circumstances:
8.3.1 changes in relevant laws and regulatory requirements; and
8.3.2 other circumstances.
8.4 If we have to revise these Terms as they apply to your order, we will contact you to give you reasonable advance notice of the changes and let you know how to cancel the Contract if you are not happy with the changes. You may cancel either in respect of all the affected Products or just the Products you have yet to receive. If you opt to cancel, you will have to return (at our cost) any relevant Products you have already received and we will arrange a full refund of the price you have paid, including any delivery charges.
Your consumer right of return and refund
This clause 9 only applies if you are a consumer. It applies when you want to cancel a Contract for Products and services we provide, but it does not apply if you want to cancel a Class & Workshop. If you want to cancel a Class & Workshop, clause 10 will apply instead.
9.1 If you are a consumer, you have a legal right to cancel a Contract under the Consumer Protection Act (Direct Sales Cancellation and Exemption Regulation 191/99) during the period set out below in clause 9.3. This means that during the relevant period if you change your mind or decide for any other reason that you do not want to receive or keep a Product, you can notify us of your decision to cancel the Contract and receive a refund. Advice about your legal right to cancel the Contract is available from Service Alberta.
9.2 However, this cancellation right does not apply in the case of any Products which become mixed inseparably with other items after their delivery.
9.3 Your legal right to cancel a Contract starts from the date of the Dispatch Confirmation (the date on which we e-mail you to confirm our acceptance of your order), which is when the Contract between us is formed. Your deadline for cancelling the Contract then depends on what you have ordered and how it is delivered, as set out in the table below:
|Your Contract||End of the cancellation period|
|Your Contract is for a single Product (which is not delivered in instalments on separate days).||The end date is the end of 14 days after the day on which you receive the Product. Example: if we provide you with a Dispatch Confirmation on 1 January and you receive the Product on 10 January you may cancel at any time between 1 January and the end of the day on 24 January.|
|Your Contract is for either of the following:
– one Product which is delivered in instalments on separate days.
– multiple Products which are delivered on separate days.
|The end date is 14 days after the day on which you receive the last instalment of the Product or the last of the separate Products ordered. Example: if we provide you with a Dispatch Confirmation on 1 January and you receive the first instalment of your Product or the first of your separate Products on 10 January and the last instalment or last separate Product on 15 January you may cancel in respect of all instalments and any or all of the separate Products at any time between 1 January and the end of the day on 29 January.|
|Your Contract is for the regular delivery of a Product over a set period.||The end date is 14 days after the day on which you receive the first delivery of the Products. Example: if we provide you with a Dispatch Confirmation on 1 January in respect of Products to be delivered at regular intervals over a year and you receive the first delivery of your Product on 10 January, you may cancel at any time between 1 January and the end of the day on 24 January. 24 January is the last day of the cancellation period in respect of all Products to arrive during the year.|
9.4 To cancel a Contract, you just need to let us know that you have decided to cancel. The easiest way to do this is to e-mail us at email@example.com. If you use this method we will e-mail you to confirm we have received your cancellation. When you email us you can use the Model Cancellation Form set out in the box below, but it is not obligatory to do so:
To The House of Sew Inc., #302, 10217-106 St, Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 1H5 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org):
I/We [*] hereby give notice that I/We [*] cancel my/our [*] contract of sale of the following goods [*]/the supply of the following service [*],
Ordered on [*]/received on [*],
Name of consumer(s),
Address of consumer(s),
Signature of consumer(s) (only if this form is notified on paper),
[*] Delete as appropriate
9.5 If you cancel your Contract we will:
9.5.1 refund you the price you paid for the Products. However, please note we are permitted by law to reduce your refund to reflect any reduction in the value of the goods, if this has been caused by your handling them in a way which would not be permitted in a shop. Cut fabric, trims and ribbons will not be refunded (unless faulty or the description was was incorrect) as once they are cut we cannot resell it.
9.5.2 refund any delivery costs you have paid for sending back faulty Products, although, as permitted by law, the maximum refund will be the costs of delivery by the least expensive delivery method we offer (provided that this is a common and generally acceptable method). For example, if we offer delivery of a Product within 3-5 days at one cost but you choose to have the Product delivered within 24 hours at a higher cost, then we will only refund what you would have paid for the cheaper delivery option. We will not refund delivery costs for Products sent back which are not faulty.
9.5.3 make any refunds due to you as soon as possible and in any event within the deadlines indicated below:
184.108.40.206 if you have received the Product and we have not offered to collect it from you: 14 days after the day on which we receive the Product back from you or, if earlier, the day on which you provide us with evidence that you have sent the Product back to us. For information about how to return a Product to us, see clause 9.8;
220.127.116.11 if you have not received the Product or you have received it and we have offered to collect it from you: 14 days after you inform us of your decision to cancel the Contract.
9.6 If you have returned the Products to us under this clause 9 because they are faulty or mis-described, we will refund the price of the Products in full, together with any applicable delivery charges, and any reasonable costs you incur in returning the items to us.
9.7 We will refund you on the credit card or debit card used by you to pay. If you used vouchers to pay for the Product we may refund you in vouchers.
9.8 If a Product has been delivered to you before you decide to cancel your Contract:
9.8.1 then you must return it to us without undue delay and in any event not later than 14 days after the day on which you let us know that you wish to cancel the Contract. You can either send it back or return it to us in-store;
9.8.2 unless the Product is faulty or not as described (in this case, see clause 9.6), you will be responsible for the cost of returning the Products to us. If the Product is one which cannot be returned by post, we estimate that if you use the carrier which delivered the Product to you, these costs should not exceed the sums we charged you for delivery. If we have offered to collect the Product from you, we will charge you the direct cost to us of collection.
9.9 Because you are a consumer, we are under a legal duty to supply Products that are in conformity with this Contract. As a consumer, you have legal rights in relation to Products that are faulty or not as described. These legal rights are not affected by your right of return and refund in this clause 9 or anything else in these Terms. Advice about your legal rights is available from Service Alberta.
Cancelling a Class & Workshop
10.1 If you need to cancel a Class & Workshop place then we will only offer a full refund or direct transfer to another Class & Workshop if:
10.1.1 the reservation is cancelled within 24 hours beginning with the day after you received the Class & Workshop Confirmation: and
10.1.2 We will only offer a direct transfer to another class/workshop if notice of cancellation is received at least fourteen days in advance of the reserved class/workshop. There will be a $50 +GST administration fee per class/workshop for anything less than fourteen days. If you cancel or reschedule your course within 48 hours of course commencement you will lose your full course fee. A reschedule within 48 hours of course commencement will be regarded as a cancellation.
10.1.3 Cancellations or reschedules that occur within 48 hours of your scheduled course will result in a loss of fees. If you book into a course 48 hours or less, prior to the commencement of this course, your registration will be considered final sale and a cancellation and/or reschedule, for any reason, will result in a loss of fees.
10.1.4 Classes may only be rescheduled once. See restrictions above. A rescheduled class must be taken within 30 days of the original class booking. Any further reschedules will result in a full loss of fees. A cancellation after a reschedule will also result in a full loss of fees.
10.2 If you arrive more than a half-hour late it is assumed that you are not attending the course and you will lose your full course fee.
10.3 In exceptional circumstances we may have to cancel a Class & Workshop. If that happens we will give you as much notice as possible and will try to accommodate you on a different date, or refund your fee paid, whichever you prefer. We do not accept liability for travel or other costs.
This is because of the nature of our Class & Workshops and the limited availability of places. If you are unable to attend, please let us know as soon as possible and we will do our best to accommodate you on a different day. You may send someone in your place if you prefer. You should let us have their contact details (name, address, e-mail address and telephone number) in advance so that arrangements can be made where possible and confirmation details can be passed on.
Cancellation of a Contract to attend a Class & Workshop must be given to us in writing. It is easiest to do this by sending an email with your receipt to email@example.com.
Gift vouchers (Alberta Regulation 146/2008)
12.1 Gift vouchers can be purchased online and are valid for ten years. The amount paid never expires. We will email your voucher to you when we receive it (within normal business hours) or your specified recipient or you can print it yourself. Gift vouchers are redeemable for Class & Workshops, online shop and in our physical shops only and cannot be redeemed for cash. Your statutory rights of cancellation are as set out in clause 9 above.
Price of products and delivery charges
14.1 The prices of the Products will be as quoted on our site at the time you submit your order. We take all reasonable care to ensure that the prices of Products are correct at the time when the relevant information is entered on to the system. However please see clause 14.5 for what happens if we discover an error in the price of a Product you ordered.
14.2 Prices for our Products may change from time to time, but changes will not affect any order you have already placed.
14.3 The price of a Product does not include GST (where applicable) at the applicable rate chargeable in Alberta at the time. However, if the rate of GST changes between the date of your order and the date of delivery, we will adjust the GST you pay, unless you have already paid for the Products in full before the change in GST takes effect.
14.4 The price of a Product does not include delivery charges. Our delivery charges are as advised to you during the check-out process, before you confirm your order.
14.5 Our site contains a large number of Products. It is always possible that, despite our reasonable efforts, some of the Products on our site may be incorrectly priced. We will normally check prices as part of our dispatch procedures so that:
14.5.1 where the Product’s correct price is less than the price stated on our site, we will charge the lower amount when dispatching the Products to you. However, if the pricing error is obvious and unmistakeable and could have reasonably been recognized by you as a mis-pricing, we do not have to provide the Products to you at the incorrect (lower) price; and
14.5.2 if the Product’s correct price is higher than the price stated on our site, we will contact you in writing as soon as possible to inform you of this error and we will give you the option of continuing to purchase the Product at the correct price or cancelling your order. We will not process your order until we have your instructions. If we are unable to contact you using the contact details you provided during the order process, we will treat the order as cancelled and notify you in writing.
How to pay
15.1 You can only pay for Products using a debit card or credit card. We accept the following cards: Mastercard, Visa, and Amex. The exception to this is vouchers which can be used online, using the voucher code supplied.
Our liability if you are a consumer
This clause 18 only applies if you are a consumer.
18.1 If we fail to comply with these Terms, we are responsible for loss or damage you suffer that is a foreseeable result of our breach of these Terms or our negligence, but we are not responsible for any loss or damage that is not foreseeable. Loss or damage is foreseeable if it is an obvious consequence of our breach or if it was contemplated by you and us at the time we entered into this contract.
18.2 We only supply the Products for domestic and private use. You agree not to use the product for any commercial, business or resale purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.
18.3 We do not in any way exclude or limit our liability for:
18.3.1 death or personal injury caused by our negligence;
18.3.2 fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
18.3.3 any breach of the terms implied by the Consumer Rights Act 2019 RSA 2000 Section 1 Chapter C-26.3 including the right to receive products which are: in conformity with these Terms; as described and match information we provided to you and any sample or model seen or examined by you; of satisfactory quality; fit for any particular purpose made known to us; supplied with reasonable skill and care and, where installed by us, correctly installed; and
18.3.5 defective products under the Alberta Regulation 135/2013 .
Events outside our control
19.1 We will not be liable or responsible for any failure to perform, or delay in performance of, any of our obligations under a Contract that is caused by an Event Outside Our Control. An Event Outside Our Control is defined below in clause 19.2.
19.2 An Event Outside Our Control means any act or event beyond our reasonable control, including without limitation strikes, lock-outs or other industrial action by third parties (but not including strikes, lock-outs or other industrial action by our own employees), civil commotion, riot, invasion, terrorist attack or threat of terrorist attack, war (whether declared or not) or threat or preparation for war, fire, explosion, storm, flood, earthquake, subsidence, epidemic or other natural disaster, or failure of public or private telecommunications networks that are not under our control, or impossibility of the use of railways, shipping, aircraft, motor transport or other means of public or private transport that are not under our control.
19.3 If an Event Outside Our Control takes place that affects the performance of our obligations under a Contract:
19.3.1 we will contact you as soon as reasonably possible to notify you and we will take reasonable steps to minimize the delay; and
19.3.2 provided that we have complied with our obligations under clause 19.3.1 our obligations under a Contract will be suspended and the time for performance of our obligations will be extended for the duration of the Event Outside Our Control. Where the Event Outside Our Control affects our delivery of Products to you, we will arrange a new delivery date with you after the Event Outside Our Control is over.
19.4 You may cancel a Contract affected by an Event Outside Our Control which has continued for more than 30 days. To cancel please contact us. If you opt to cancel, you will have to return (at our cost) any relevant Products you have already received and we will refund the price you have paid, including any delivery charges.
Communications between us
20.1 When we refer, in these Terms, to “in writing”, this will include e-mail.
20.2 If you are a consumer you may contact us as described in clause 1.2.
20.3 If you are a business:
20.3.1 Any notice or other communication given by you to us, or by us to you, under or in connection with the Contract shall be in writing and shall be delivered personally, sent by pre-paid first class post or other next working day delivery service or e-mail.
20.3.2 A notice or other communication shall be deemed to have been received: if delivered personally, when left at our registered office; if sent by pre-paid first class post or other next working day delivery service, at 9.00 am on the second Business Day after posting or if sent by e-mail, one Business Day after transmission.
20.3.3 In proving the service of any notice, it will be sufficient to prove, in the case of a letter, that such letter was properly addressed, stamped and placed in the post and, in the case of an e-mail, that such e-mail was sent to the specified e-mail address of the addressee.
20.3.4 The provisions of this clause shall not apply to the service of any proceedings or other documents in any legal action.
Other important terms
21.1 We may transfer our rights and obligations under a Contract to another organization, but this will not affect your rights or our obligations under these Terms.
21.2 You may only transfer your rights or your obligations under these Terms to another person if we agree in writing.
21.3 This Contract is between you and us. No other person shall have any rights to enforce any of its terms, whether under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 or otherwise.
21.4 Each of the paragraphs of these Terms operates separately. If any court or relevant authority decides that any of them are unlawful or unenforceable, the remaining paragraphs will remain in full force and effect.
21.5 If we fail to insist that you perform any of your obligations under these Terms, or if we do not enforce our rights against you, or if we delay in doing so, that will not mean that we have waived our rights against you and will not mean that you do not have to comply with those obligations. If we do waive a default by you, we will only do so in writing, and that will not mean that we will automatically waive any later default by you.
21.6 If you are a consumer, please note that these Terms are governed by Canadian law. This means a Contract for the purchase of Products through our site and any dispute or claim arising out of, or in connection with it will be governed by Canadian law. You and we both agree to that the courts of Alberta will have non-exclusive jurisdiction.
21.7 If you are a business, a Contract and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of Alberta.
21.8 If you are a business, we both irrevocably agree that the courts of Alberta shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with a Contract or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims).