Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

The following General Terms and Conditions of Sale together with the documents referred to below, including the Privacy Policy and General Terms and Conditions of Use govern the offer and sale of products on our website, advancedfoodconcepts.com. Please read these terms and conditions carefully before ordering any products. You should understand that by ordering any of our products, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.

The products purchased on advancedfoodconcepts.com are sold directly by Advanced Food Concepts. Advanced Food Concepts has its registered office in Ireland business register number, 583006 tax and VAT number 3437516EH, fully paid share capital of €100.

If you need any assistance, go to the Customer Care area, where you will find information on orders, shipping, refunds and returning products purchased on advancedfoodconcepts.com, as well as and other general information on the services provided by Advanced Food Concepts.

  1. Our Business Policy

1.1
Advanced Food Concepts offers products for sale on advancedfoodconcepts.com and its e-commerce business services are available exclusively to its end users, i.e. the “Consumers”.

1.2
“Consumer” shall mean any individual who is acting for purposes which are outside his or her trade, business or profession. If you are not a Consumer, please do not buy any products on advancedfoodconcepts.com.

1.3
Advanced Food Concepts reserves the right not to process orders received from users who are not “Consumers” and any other order which does not comply with Advanced Food Concepts’ business policy.

1.4
These General Terms and Conditions of Sale (together with the documents referred to herein) regulate the offer, transmission and acceptance of purchase orders relating to products on advancedfoodconcepts.com between the users of advancedfoodconcepts.com and Advanced Food Concepts.

1.5
The General Terms and Conditions of Sale do not regulate the supply of services or the sale of products performed by third parties that are on advancedfoodconcepts.com through links, banners or other hypertext links. Before sending orders and purchasing products and services from those third parties, we recommend that you verify the third party’s terms and conditions. Under no circumstances shall Advanced Food Concepts be deemed liable for the supply of services provided by third parties or for the execution of e-commerce transactions between users of advancedfoodconcepts.com and third parties.

2. How to Execute a Contract with Advanced Food Concepts

2.1
To place an order for the purchase of one or more products on advancedfoodconcepts.com, you must fill out the online order form and send it electronically to Advanced Food Concepts, following the relevant instructions.

2.2
The order form contains a link to these General Terms and Conditions of Sale, and also contains information on the main characteristics of each product ordered and the relevant unit price (including all applicable fees and taxes), the type of payment that you may use in order to purchase each product, shipping terms for the purchased products, shipping and delivery costs, and references to the terms and conditions for returning purchased products, in accordance with consumer protection legislation.

2.3
An order shall be deemed submitted when Advanced Food Concepts receives your order form electronically and the order information has been verified as correct.

2.4
Before submitting your order form for the purchase of products, you will be asked to carefully read the General Terms and Conditions of Sale, to print a copy using the print option and to save or reproduce a copy thereof for your own personal use.

2.5
The order form will be filed in our data base for the time required to process your order and as provided by law. You may access your order form by clicking on the section called My Order in the Customer Care area.

2.6
Before submitting the order form, you will be asked to identify and correct possible input errors.

2.7
The submission of orders to Advanced Food Concepts must be in English.

2.8
After your order form has been submitted, Advanced Food Concepts will process your order.

2.9
Advanced Food Concepts may not process purchases when there are not sufficient guarantees of solvency, when orders are incomplete or incorrect, or the products are no longer available. In the above cases, we shall inform you by e-mail that the contract has not been executed and that Advanced Food Concepts has not carried out your purchase order specifying the reasons thereof. If the products displayed on advancedfoodconcepts.com are no longer available at the time of your last access or once Advanced Food Concepts has received your order form, Advanced Food Concepts shall inform you of the unavailability of the ordered products within thirty (30) days from the day after Advanced Food Concepts has received your order.

If the order form has been sent and the price has been paid for items that are no longer available, Advanced Food Concepts will refund the amount paid for those items.

2.10
By submitting an order form to Advanced Food Concepts, you unconditionally accept and undertake to observe the provisions of these General Terms and Conditions of Sale in your contract with Advanced Food Concepts. Should you not agree with certain provisions of these General Terms and Conditions of Sale, please do not submit your order form for the purchase of products on advancedfoodconcepts.com.

2.11
By submitting an order form, you agree and accept these General Terms and Conditions of Sale as well as further conditions contained on advancedfoodconcepts.com, through links, including the General Terms and Conditions of Use and Privacy Policy.

2.12
Upon submission of an order form, Advanced Food Concepts shall send you a purchase order receipt e-mail, containing a summary of the information related to the order form (General Terms and Conditions of Sale, the products’ main characteristics, detailed information on price, terms of payment, return policy and shipping costs).

2.13
We would like to remind you that all items purchased are intended for use in the country they were ordered from. If however, you decide to take the items to another country, you will be responsible for adhering to both the exportation legislation of the order country and the importation legislation of the destination country. Advanced Food Concepts shall not be held liable.

  1. Guarantees and Product Price Indication

3.1
On advancedfoodconcepts.com, we offer for sale top-quality products. These products are purchased by Advanced Food Concepts directly from manufacturers, and are carefully selected for their stringent quality control.

3.2
Advanced Food Concepts does not sell second-hand products, flawed products or products of lower quality than the corresponding market standards.

3.3
The main characteristics of products are shown on advancedfoodconcepts.com on each product page.

3.4
Prices are subject to change and will be as quoted on our site from time to time, except in cases of obvious error. Check the final price of sale before sending the relevant order form.

3.5
Orders made from a country site different from the one you are shipping to, or to addresses to which Advanced Food Concepts cannot ship, will be automatically cancelled.

3.6
All Products sold by Advanced Food Concepts come with a seal. The seal on the products should not be broken should you wish to return the purchased product.
3.7
As a Consumer (as defined at section 1.2 above), you are entitled to various statutory warranties including a warranty that the products supplied to you conform with your contract with us.

4. Payments

4.1
Payment of the product prices and relevant costs for shipping and delivery must be made by using one of the procedures indicated on the order form.

4.2
In the case of payment by credit/debit card, all details (for example, card number or expiration date) will be sent by encrypted protocol to banks which provide remote electronic payment services, without third parties having any access thereto whatsoever. Such details will not be used by Advanced Food Concepts except for performing the procedure relevant to your purchase or issuing refunds in the case of returns, in compliance with the exercise of your return right or for reporting cases of fraud to the police. The price for the purchase of products and the relevant costs for shipping and delivery, as indicated in the order form, will be charged to your current account when the purchased products are actually shipped.

5. Value Vouchers

5.1
Value vouchers are personalised codes, also referred to as AFCCODES, which allow you to take advantage of a discount on your purchase on advancedfoodconcepts.com.

5.2
The AFCCODE box is displayed on the first page of the Checkout: after you have inserted your items in the Shopping Cart and entered your code, press New Total. In the pop-up window, you will need to select the item to which you wish to apply your voucher. Select the item and press APPLY. Value vouchers can be used only on a single item from your order, therefore any other item inserted in the Shopping Bag will not receive a discount.

5.3
Restrictions to the use of value vouchers:

  1. The value voucher can be used only once, with the exception of returns (as specified in paragraph 5.4);
  2. The value voucher cannot under any circumstances be exchanged for money;
  3. You may not use more than one value voucher per order;
  4. The value voucher can be applied only to one item per order;
  5. The value voucher can be applied only to items with a higher value than the voucher itself;
  6. The value voucher cannot be applied to any Sample Sale or Charity Sale items.

5.4
In accordance with consumer protection legislation, if for any reason you wish to return the item to which you applied the value voucher, you should follow the standard return procedure, as described in the Returns and Refunds section. Once your return has been accepted, the respective code will be restored to its original value. The difference in price between the value voucher and the item you purchased will be reimbursed, according to the time frame of the applicable refund procedure.

6. Shipping and Delivery of the Products

6.1
For specific product shipping and delivery procedures, please visit the Customer Care area, and read the Shipping section. Please read these sections carefully. The information provided in these sections forms an integral part of these General Terms and Conditions of Sale and, consequently, shall be deemed to be fully read and accepted by you at the time your order form is sent.

7. Customer Care

7.1
For any information go to the Customer Care area.

8. Consumer Rights, the Cooling-Off Period, Exchanges and Returns of Products, in accordance with consumer protection legislation

8.1
In accordance with consumer protection legislation, you have the right to cancel your contract with Advanced Food Concepts in relation to products purchased from advancedfoodconcepts.com, without any penalty and for any reason, by notifying Advanced Food Concepts in writing within fourteen (14) calendar days, beginning on the day you receive the products. In this case you will receive a full refund of the price of the products including standard delivery costs, if any have been paid (but excluding supplementary costs for expedited delivery options and other additional expenses) in accordance with this Clause 8 and Clause 10 below.

8.2
You should return the products to Advanced Food Concepts within fourteen (14) calendar days of the date you notify Advanced Food Concepts of the cancellation, in the same condition in which you received them and at your own expense. You have a legal obligation to take reasonable care of the products whilst they are in your possession. If you fail to comply with this obligation, we may have a right of action against you for compensation.

8.3
Except in certain specific circumstances, duly specified in the Returns section, you are not permitted to exchange or to replace purchased products with other products.
8.4
To return or exchange products you may choose one of the following methods, in accordance with consumer protection legislation, within fourteen (14) calendar days (beginning on the day you received the products (or for purchases of multiple products, the day on which you received the last product):

  1. i) use of the Return Form (in conformity with the standard form in accordance with consumer protection legislation, to be duly compiled and submitted directly online through the site advancedfoodconcepts.com.
    ii) use of the Return Form (in conformity with the standard form in accordance with consumer protection legislation), duly compiled and submitted to the Vendor
    iii) sending the Vendor another declaration explicitly stating your decision to withdraw from the contract. You should keep a record of your cancellation notice.

The right to return – in addition to compliance with the terms and procedures above – is exercised properly when the following conditions have also been met:

  1. the products should not have been opened, used or damaged;
  2. the seal should still be intact;
  3. the products should be returned, complete and unused, with their original packaging
  4. the products should be returned to Advanced Food Concepts within fourteen (14) calendar days of the date you notify us of your decision to cancel.

8.5
If you cancel the contract within the fourteen (14) calendar days cooling-off period pursuant to this Clause 8, we will process the refund due to you in accordance with consumer protection legislation as soon as possible and, in any event within: (a) where we collect the products from you through our approved courier, fourteen (14) calendar days of the day on which you gave notice of your cancellation; or (b) where you return the products yourself, fourteen (14) calendar days of the day we receive the returned products or, if earlier, proof of postage from you evidencing that you have sent the products back, within such time. Advanced Food Concepts will refund the price of the product in full, including standard delivery costs, if any have been paid (but excluding supplementary costs for expedited delivery options and other additional expenses). You will be responsible for the cost of returning the products to us provided that the reason for the return is not because of an error on our part or because the product is faulty or defective. In accordance with consumer protection legislation, you may be liable for, and we may deduct from any refund due to you, any decrease in the value of the returned products caused by your handling of the products, save to the extent necessary to ascertain the characteristics, functions or nature of the products. Other than as set out herein, you will not incur any fees as a result of your request for reimbursement. ;
8.6
You can return the products to Advanced Food Concepts by packaging the relevant products securely and sending them, at your own risk and cost, to Advanced Food Concepts using your return number (as provided via the online Return Form). For your protection, we recommend that you use a courier service.

8.7
In accordance with consumer protection legislation, the cancellation right set out in this section 8 does not apply to sealed products unsealed by you following delivery, where return of such products is unsuitable due to health protection or hygiene reasons.
Nothing in this section 8 affects your applicable statutory rights under any other applicable law.

  1. Items returned because they are damaged, defective or incorrect

9.1
If you are returning a product because of an error on our part or because it is damaged or defective, we will refund the delivery charges incurred in sending the item to you and pay your costs of returning it to us (either via a pre-paid return label using the Advanced Food Concepts approved courier (as indicated on the Return Form), or by refunding your return postage costs). This right is additional to your statutory right to cancel as set out in section 8.

9.2
You must notify Advanced Food Concepts of an error in respect of the products delivered or of a damaged or defective product within thirty (30) days of receipt, if a product becomes faulty after the thirty (30) days please contact customercare@advancedfoodconcepts.com to obtain further returns information. You must return the products in the same condition in which you received them. You have a legal obligation to take reasonable care of the products whilst they are in your possession. If you fail to comply with this obligation, we may have a right of action against you for compensation.

9.3
To return the products:

  1. you should notify us in writing as soon as practicable and in any event within thirty (30) working days, by completing and submitting the online Return Form or by sending the Vendor another declaration explicitly stating your decision to withdraw from the contract. You should keep a record of your cancellation notice;
  2. the products should not have been used or damaged;
  3. the seal should still be intact;
  4. the products should be returned, complete and unused, with their original packaging
  5. the products should be returned to Advanced Food Concepts within seven (7) working days following notification to Advanced Food Concepts of the damaged or defective product or Advanced Food Concepts error.

9.4
You can return the products to Advanced Food Concepts by packaging the relevant products securely and sending them, at your own risk and cost, to Advanced Food Concepts using your return number (as provided via the online Return Form). For your protection, we recommend that you use a courier service.

9.5
Advanced Food Concepts will examine all products returned as damaged or defective and will notify you of your refund via e-mail within a reasonable period of time. We will usually process any refund due to you as soon as possible and, in any event, within thirty (30) days of the day we confirm to you via e-mail that you are entitled to a refund for the damaged or defective product. Subject to acceptance by Advanced Food Concepts of the damaged or defective goods, products returned by you because they are damaged or defective will be refunded in full, including the cost of delivery for sending the item to you and the cost incurred by you in returning the item to Advanced Food Concepts. In the event that Advanced Food Concepts find no fault with the returned products, you will be notified that the returned products cannot be accepted and you may elect to have the products re-delivered to you. If you do not accept re-delivery Advanced Food Concepts reserve the right to retain the products and the purchase price and recover Advanced Food Concepts’ fees and expenses from you.

10. Refund Procedures

10.1
If the recipient of the products indicated in the order form is different from the individual who made the payment for such products, the amount paid for returned items shall be refunded by Advanced Food Concepts to the individual who made the payment.

10.2
The value date for the credit shall be the same as the value date of the original debit and consequently you shall not suffer interest losses.

10.3
We will usually refund any money received from you using the same method originally used by you to pay for the purchase, unless you have expressly agreed otherwise.

10.4
Advanced Food Concepts will refund the price of the products in accordance with the applicable time frame as specified in clause 8 or 9 above. To the extent permitted by applicable law, Advanced Food Concepts shall not be responsible for any delay that is beyond its control including for delays caused by the method of purchase or refund, including by way of example:

  1. delay caused by credit card/debit card companies refund policies;
  2. payment by Authipay: refunds will be credited to your Authipay account and will be visible immediately. The actual reimbursement to the credit card associated with your Authipay account depends on the company that issued the card;
  3. payment made by cash on delivery: you will be refunded the amount you paid for the products returned to the Bank account you indicate in the Return Form. Please remember it is necessary to have a Bank account in order to receive a refund for cash on delivery orders.
  1. Privacy11.1
    You will find information on how we process your personal data by clicking on Privacy Policy.11.2
    You are advised to read, if you haven’t already done so, our General Terms and Conditions of Use which also contain important information on how we process the personal data of our users and on the security systems of advancedfoodconcepts.com.

    11.3
    For further information on our Privacy Policy you can contact us at customercare@advancedfoodconcepts.com or at our registered offices located in Dublin, Ireland.

  2. Governing Law

12.1
These General Terms and Conditions of Sale are governed by Irish Law

Please note that the European Commission provides a platform for alternative extra-judicial resolution of disputes, available on the website http://ec.europa.eu/odr

13. Amendments and updates

13.1
The General Terms and Conditions of Sale may be amended from time to time due to new laws and regulations or other reasons. The new General Terms and Conditions of Sale shall be effective as of the date of publication on advancedfoodconcepts.com.