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Terms of Hire

Augustus Gloops Chocolate Fountains: Terms and Conditions of Hire

General Terms
Your use and purchase of products and services from Augustus Gloops is governed by the terms and conditions set out below.

Prices and Payment
The prices for goods and services displayed for sale are Augustus Gloops prices and are inclusive of VAT, labour, ingredients plus delivery within the Manchester area where applicable, and any such additional charges are clearly displayed where they may apply. Prices displayed are valid and effective only in the United Kingdom. Augustus Gloops cannot accept your order until you have paid a non refundable deposit agreed in advance. Upon payment of your deposit, we will confirm acceptance of your order by email which will be sent to the appropriate address provided on your order details. Whether or not you receive the email of our acceptance of your order, receipt of your deposit will create a legally binding contract between us. We reserve the right not to supply you at our discretion. All goods, whether delivered or not, remain the property of Augustus Gloops until paid in full.

Your right to cancel your order
You may cancel your order within 14 days of making your booking. If you wish to cancel your order this can be done by contacting us or writing to our registered office. If you cancel your order 8 weeks prior to the booking, you will be charged 50% of the remaining balance. If your cancellation is made within 4 weeks of your event, you will still be liable to pay the full amount for your booking. It is the hirer’s responsibility to ensure that the venue or contractor accepts chocolate fountains and will provide us with a table of a minimum of 5 feet in diameter and a power supply.

We will require a table for our chocolate fountain of no less than 5 foot in diameter or 5 foot square. It is your responsibility to ensure that your venue has this available for us, please ensure that you inform them of this requirement. We shall not be liable to you where performance of any of our obligations to you is prevented, frustrated or impeded by reasons by act of god, war and other hostilities, civil commotion, accident, strikes, lock outs, trade disputes, acts or restraints of Government impostion or restrictions of imports or exports or any other cause not within reasonable control of Augustus Gloops. If any part of these terms and conditions is found to be unenforceable as a matter of law all other parts of these terms and conditions shall not be affected and shall remain in force. To the extent permitted by law Augustus Gloops accept no liability for any loss, damage or injury arising as a consequence of the advice provided. These terms and conditions and any contact between us shall be governed by and constructed in accordance with English law and the English courts shall have jurisdiction over any dispute between us.

The service we provide
The service provided to you in accordance with this contract is described in our brochure and on our website. We reserve the the right to change dips or chocolate provided at any point in time due to circumstances beyond our control. We reserve the right to cancel the contract at any point in time.

Should we foresee any problems relating to the supply of the goods or services. We will always endeavor to contact you at the earliest point in time should there be any need to cancel the contract or amend any contents therein. Any theft or damages to our equipment at the location of the booking will be liable to you. Under extreme circumstances, we may find it necessary to provide a third party to supply the service and we retain our rights herein.

We reserve the right to withdraw our service at any time during an event as a result of disorderly or criminal behaviour of any third parties that we feel may pose a risk to other third parties and our staff.

In these terms and conditions:-
‘We, our and Us’ means Augustus Gloops either alone or together with you, as the context requires; ‘You’ means the person ordering goods subject to these terms and conditions;