At Barkism we believe in transparency, here’s a few things we think you should know from the below if you don’t have time to read the whole thing…
- If you sign up for a Barkism box, your order automatically renews on the 1st of every month
- If you wish to make changes to your next order (that includes cancelling it), this needs to be done before 24hrs prior to the billing date
- By creating an account or purchasing products from us, you’re consenting to us contacting you about all things Barkism
- If your pet has allergies you must notify us via email asap so we can ensure you get the right products.
- It’s important to watch the weight of your pet, let us (and your vet) know if they start putting on weight. We can tailor your box accordingly.
Terms and conditions
www.barkism.com is a website (“Site”) operated by Barkism Ltd (“We”) registered in England and Wales under company number 11380204 and have or registered office at 41 - 43 Market Place, Chippenham SN15 3HR.
These terms and conditions (“Terms and Conditions”) govern the relationship between you and us and the legal terms under which we sell any of the products on our Site or via the telephone. These Terms and Conditions will apply to any contract between us for the sale of products. Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully and make sure you understand them before ordering any products from the Site.
You may contact us by writing to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
By using this Site and making a purchase you signify your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.
If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions please exit our website immediately, do not set up an account, login to and / or enter information into the functional areas of the Site and do not order any products from us. If you refuse to accept these Terms and Conditions, you will not be able to order any products from our Site.
We reserve the right to modify these Terms and Conditions. From time to time we will amend these Terms and Conditions so please continue to review the Terms and Conditions when you access or use the site and when you purchase a product. If you do not agree to the changes, you must cancel your subscription. Details of how to cancel can be found below.
Registration and account management
To purchase any products and to take part in our consultation, we require you to register with us using the process defined on the Site. Registering with us generates a user account (“User Account”, “Account”, a unique username with associated information) for you and your dog(s). This gives you access to the functional areas of the Site where you can edit information and add information relating to you and your pet (“Logged in Pages”), and means you are able to purchase products from us.
To register with us, you must be 18 years of age or over on the date of registering.
You must ensure that the details you provide us, via the Logged in Pages or any other communication (including email) are accurate and complete.
You must promptly inform us of any changes to the information that you provided us with – you can do this quickly and easily by accessing the Logged in Pages. This includes your payment details. If we are unable to take payment from your card we are unable to process your order.
If you require the changes to take effect prior to your next delivery please do this before 24hrs before the billing date (1st of each month).
Accounts are non-transferable and you cannot assign, transfer, trade or sell your Account with us to any other party.
You agree not to impersonate any other person whilst using our Site. You also agree not to conduct yourself in an offensive, illegal, immoral or offensive manner whilst using our website.
Password and security
When you register with us on our Site you will be asked to create a password which is associated with your User Account. It is your responsibility to choose a secure password and keep this safe.
You are responsible for all purchases made on your Barkism Account.
You are responsible for all actions and changes to your Account in the Logged In Pages of Barkism (including but not limited to change of Dog details, subscription plan and postal address).
We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these Terms and Conditions.
If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify us.
When using our Site functions, using the Logged In pages or emailing us you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically. All information, disclosures, notices and agreements we communicate to you via email or via the website are considered in writing.
By giving us your email address (by voluntarily creating a User Account with us, and / or purchasing products through us) you consent to receiving electronic communication directly from us. This communication can be directly related to your purchase or direct marketing from us.
Orders and subscriptions
You must have an Account to purchase any products or make any orders with us.
You must also have correct, accurate and valid card details entered on your User Account.
When you register an account and make your first purchase with us (be it a trial box or not), you will automatically be subscribed to a regular order of products from Barkism.
Our acceptance of your order will take place when we email you to accept it, at which point a contract will come into existence between you and us.
If we are unable to accept your order, we will inform you of this and will not charge you for the product. This might be because the product is out of stock, because of unexpected limits on our resources which we could not reasonably plan for, because we have identified an error in the price or description of the product or because we are unable to meet a delivery deadline you have specified.
We only sell to the UK. Our website is solely for the promotion of our products in the UK. Unfortunately, we do not deliver to addresses outside the UK… yet.
The total price paid by you for Barkism is the price of the specific Box calculated on the day your order is processed, plus VAT where appropriate. This cost breakdown will be displayed on the website prior to you confirming the order. At this point, you can modify your details and the details of your pet prior to completing the purchase.
You can manage your future orders with us through your Logged In Pages.
Your subscription will remain in place unless cancelled (through your Logged In Pages).
Any changes you make through the Logged In Pages may change the price of your order, and we will display this price to you once you have submitted these changes.
The charge for the total price will be charged to the payment card we hold on your account for you at the time of the Order Processing for each specific order.
Your subscription to Barkism will remain in effect until it is cancelled by you by notifying us.
If you cancel your Barkism and reactivate at a different time the price may be a different price than the price in effect for the plan at the time of cancelling your original account.
The images of the products on our website are for illustrative purposes only and the packaging/contents of the product may vary from that shown in images on our website.
Barkism curates products from suppliers across the UK wherever possible. We will act on your behalf to resolve any issues encountered with these products however liabilities with product defects are ultimately the manufacturer's responsibility.
We aim for all clients to receive the same monthly package, however as we work with many independent suppliers it may not always be possible and replacement products of a similar value and quality will be supplied.
If you wish to make a change to the product you have ordered please contact us. We will let you know if the change is possible. If it is possible we will let you know about any changes to the price of the product, the timing of supply or anything else which would be necessary as a result of your requested change and ask you to confirm whether you wish to go ahead with the change.
Please note: the products we supply may contain allergens. Please let us know if your pet has any allergies and we will try to ensure the products you order do not contain any allergens. It is your responsibility to ensure that any food you feed to your pet does not cause an adverse reaction and we cannot be held responsible for any allergic reaction your pet may have or any adverse consequences resulting from an allergy which you have not disclosed to us. Any disclosure must be made in writing.
We advise the contents of our boxes to be enjoyed under the supervision of an adult.
Deliveries and returns
Products ordered from us can be delivered to addresses within the UK. This excludes PO Boxes and BFPO addresses. Products will be delivered via our third-party courier. Proof of delivery is only obtained under some circumstances. We reserve the right not to deliver to all locations and we will tell you when you apply to register an account with us whether we can deliver to your address.
Delivery dates for your first delivery are selected by us in the Logged-in Pages. Future deliveries run on a regular schedule that is visible to you in the Logged-in Pages for your account. This includes the price of the next order to be shipped and the delivery dates for this.
Actual delivery times may vary based on your location, our stock availability, when you finalise your information on the Logged in Pages, and circumstances impacting delivery out of our control (including public holidays and force majeure scenarios).
You will not hold us responsible for any delays out of our control.
You must report missing or undelivered deliveries by emailing us at email@example.com
Please ensure your address, contact details and leave safe information is kept up-to-date as referred to in the Registration and Account Management section of these Terms and Conditions.
Your Barkism delivery will be your responsibility from the time we deliver the product to the address you have given us. You will be notified by our 3rd party logistics provider of when this is.
You acknowledge that some of the products may be perishable and once delivered you must take all steps necessary to ensure that the products are stored according to our recommendations. We will not be liable for any products which spoil due to poor storage after they have been delivered.
We want you to be satisfied with the products you receive from us. If you're not satisfied and do wish to return any product to us please follow the following steps:
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org from the email address associated with your user account. Please include details of the product that you wish to return and a reason for return. Please do this within 7 working days of receiving your product from us.
If we require the goods to be returned to us, we will communicate this to you and arrange collection. Please take reasonable care of the goods whilst in your possession prior to any return. We will inspect the goods on arrival.
We may request further information from you regarding your return.
If a fault is agreed on our part, and/or refund agreed, we will endeavour to refund you within 7 business days. The refund will cover the cost of the item being returned.
You can cancel your subscription at any time, through your Logged in Pages. The estimated shipment date for upcoming orders is visible on your logged in pages - see the next deliveries section.
Your subscription must be cancelled 24 hours before 00:01 on the 1st of the calendar month, immediately prior to your next billing date. Orders placed on or after the 1st will still be charged and delivered.
You can skip your subscription at any time, through your Logged in Pages.
Your subscription must be skipped before 1st of each calendar in months, terms are inline with the cancellation policy above.
Termination or refusal by us
We reserve the right to refuse or cancel subscription orders at our sole discretion. If we do this, you will only be charged for orders that have been shipped to you.
Discounts and offers
We may offer new and/or existing customers special offers from time to time.
Where we make such offers, introductory offers are only available to new users of the website. Previously registered users do not qualify for an additional offer, unless expressly stated. “Previously registered users” refers to any combination of: a user with a user account at Barkism, a credit or debit card, a credit or debit card holder, a delivery address, a cardholder address, or a household, who has previously made use of the Barkism service.
Offers are limited to one individual dog, unless otherwise explicitly stated.
We may cancel any special offer, introductory offer or discount at any time without notice.
At our sole discretion, we may restrict who may enter into offers for any reason.
Promotional offers and discounts are available for limited time periods only.
We reserve the right to put any user account(s) or dog profile(s) on hold and prevent outgoing deliveries, and/or remove any offer from any user account(s) where we become aware of or detect any abuse or unfair treatment of any Barkism gifting scheme, referral code(s) or associated Reward(s).
We require you to sign up with a user account at Barkism in order to redeem any offer. This process is detailed in the “Registration and Accounts Management" section, and specifically this registration process includes you registering a valid credit or debit card, this includes registering with free and discounted offers.
Except where otherwise stated, discounts and credits cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers.
Purchase of our products is only via our website, and requires a registered account with valid payment and delivery details to redeem a free or discounted offer, or to redeem an account credit
Account credits and offers cannot be redeemed for cash.
After any discounted offer you will be charged the full price for subsequent orders until such time as another applicable and valid discounted offer is applied, or you cancel active subscriptions and orders with us.
We will not be deemed to be in breach of contract or of these Terms and Conditions as a result of any failure to perform our obligations or any delay in our performance if that failure or delay is due to any circumstance beyond our reasonable control.
Limitation of liability
You acknowledge that your use of this site and its content is at your own risk.
It is your responsibility as a pet owner to monitor your pet's weight and condition, and to let us know any changes in either weight or condition as these may impact the products we send you. If you have any concerns about your pet's weight and condition, please consult your vet.
Except for liability which we cannot limit, restrict or exclude by law we shall have no liability to you or any third party for any direct, indirect or consequential losses or damages (including loss of profits), or any other damages of any kind whether that were not foreseeable to both you and us at the point of sale or use of our website.
We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors; for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or for breach of your legal rights in relation to the products.
Except as expressly set out in these Terms and Conditions, our liability under these Terms and Conditions to you shall not exceed the purchase price of the products which are the subject of any dispute between you and us.
Validity of provisions and remedies
Each of the paragraphs of these terms operates separately. If any court or relevant authority decides that any of them are unlawful, the remaining paragraphs will remain in full force and effect.
Waiver and breach
If we do not insist immediately that you do anything you are required to do under these Terms and Conditions, or if we delay in taking steps against you in respect of your breaking this contract, that will not mean that you do not have to do those things and it will not prevent us taking steps against you at a later date. For example, if you miss a payment and we do not chase you but we continue to provide the products, we can still require you to make the payment at a later date.
You may not assign, sub-license or otherwise transfer any of your rights under these Terms and Conditions
Third party rights
This contract is between you and us. No other person shall have any rights to enforce any of its terms.