These terms and conditions apply to all orders for products and services provided by The Doorstep LDC.
Please read them carefully. By placing an Order (as defined below) you agree to be legally bound by them.
You should note that in certain circumstances these Terms exclude or limit Our liability to you.
1. OUR CONTRACT WITH YOU
1.1. These terms will apply to any Order which we accept from you including any Order that is changed under paragraph 4. Unless you accept these Terms (by ticking the acceptance box when you set up your account) you will not be able to place an order.
1.2. We may change the Terms from time to time and it is the current version that will apply to Whenever you place an order, you will be notified of the changes to the Terms by email.
1.3. If you need to contact us at any time about an Order you may do so as to set out in paragraph
2.1. When the following words with capital letters are used in these Terms, this is what they will mean:
- App: The Doorstep LDC;
- Event Outside Our Control: any occurrence or circumstances over which We have no control, as described in more detail in paragraph 13;
- Item: any garment or article or bag of Wash & Fold collected from you in connection with an Order;
- Minimum Order Value: £25;
- Order: your order for the Services provided by us which is submitted by you in a form We have approved;
- Referral Voucher: a voucher of the type described in paragraph 19 issued by The Doorstep LDC;
- Services: dry cleaning or laundry services collected from and delivered to your nominated address;
- Service Provider: any third party with which We contract in order to assist Us in providing the Services;
- Terms: these terms and conditions as amended from time to time;
- Voucher: a The Doorstep LDC code (other than a Referral Voucher) of the type described in paragraph 18; and
- We/Our/Us: In the case of Orders placed under The Doorstep LDC brand: The Doorstep LDC, 40 Dalston Lane, E8 3AZ.
2.2. When We use the words “writing” or “written” in these Terms, this will include e-mail and notifications via the App.
3. PLACING AN ORDER
3.1. Please ensure that you check the details of your Order before submitting it as We will not be liable to you for any errors which you make. For example, please check carefully that you have correctly set out your address. If you think that you may have made a mistake, please contact us as set out in paragraph 14. We will confirm any changes to your Order by email. Changes are also dealt with under paragraph 4.
3.2. Submission of an Order does not create a contract between us. The contract arises when we send you an email confirming acceptance of your Order.
3.3. We will assign an order number to each Order and inform you of it when we accept the Order. Please quote the order number in all subsequent contact with Us.
3.4. If for any reason We are unable to fulfill your order we will inform you via telephone, email or SMS.
3.5. Any Orders which have a value of less than the Minimum Order Value will be charged the Minimum Order Value;
4. CHANGES TO YOUR ORDER
4.1. You may make a change to an Order up to 4 hours before the collection time. Any changes after this time may incur a rescheduling fee of up to £15. You can make changes to your order by contacting Our Customer Care Team at email@example.com or you can contact Us on live chat or via telephone.
4.2. With your consent or at our discretion, we may make a change to your Order as an alternative to canceling it in accordance with paragraph 6. This may occur, for example, when a different cleaning process may be more appropriate.
4.3. Where changes are made to an Order under either of the preceding sub-paragraphs, we will issue an Order amendment confirmation to you via email.
5. CANCELLING OR RESCHEDULING YOUR ORDER
5.1. If you are a consumer, you have the statutory right to cancel an Order within 14 days. However, when you place an Order you acknowledge that your right to cancel will be curtailed or lost where the Services (or any part of them) are provided within this 14-day period.
5.2. You may cancel or reschedule your Order with no additional charge in the following circumstances:
(a) At any time up to four hours before the collection time – which is set out in Our email acceptance of your Order – via the App or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or live chat; or telephone
(b) If, after We have collected your Item(s), We are affected by an Event Outside Our Control by contacting Our Customer Care at email@example.com or live chat or telephone
5.3. Cancelling or rescheduling your order less than four hours before a collection or failing to be present for collection may incur an additional charge of up to £15.
5.4. Rescheduling your delivery less than four hours before a delivery or failing to be present for delivery may incur an additional charge of up to £15.
6. OUR RIGHTS TO CANCEL YOUR ORDER
6.1. We may cancel your Order and the contract between you and Us in the following circumstances:
(a) as a result of an Event Outside Our Control; or
(b) if you fail to make Items available for collection; or
(c) if We consider that any Item does not correspond with the Order, is damaged, does not have cleaning instructions, or does not fall within those Items which We accept (please contact Our Customer Care Team by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, on live chat or via telephone if you are unsure which items We accept).
6.2. If We cancel your Order We will contact you by telephone, SMS or email and (where applicable) will arrange to deliver the Item(s) to you as soon as reasonably possible.
7. COLLECTION AND DELIVERY
7.1. Subject to paragraph 12, We will use reasonable endeavors to collect and deliver Items at the times specified in the Order but We cannot guarantee to do so. We will use reasonable endeavors to communicate any delay to you by telephone, email, push notification or SMS.
7.2. If you are not available to accept delivery of Items, you are able to reschedule via the App to a more suitable time, but you may incur an additional charge of up to £15 if you reschedule less than four hours before the delivery time specified in the Order.
7.3. If delivery is not possible due to you being unavailable at the designated time, a redelivery charge of up to £15 may be made for each consequent attempt at delivery. We will endeavor to find a suitable redelivery time, however, if a redelivery is urgent, it will be your responsibility to organize a same day courier.
7.4. If you have failed to accept delivery or arrange redelivery within 90 days of the original delivery date, we may dispose of the Item(s) or donate them to an accredited charity of Our choice.
7.5. You may arrange to have Items collected from, or re-delivered to, a third party, on condition that you do so at your own risk and the third party is prepared to sign an acknowledgement on your behalf.
7.6. You may, by written instructions to Us, request Us to leave an Item in an agreed location without providing Us with a signature of acknowledgement. If you do so, it is at Our discretion and entirely at your own risk and We shall not be liable to you for any damage or loss of Items delivered on this basis.
7.7. You must place your Items into the bag(s) provided to you by the driver at the time of collection, or into bags retained by you from a previous Order. We shall label your bags so that they can be identified as containing your Item(s) and relating to your Order. All Items in Our bag(s) will be treated in accordance with the following color system:
(a) All Items in the blue bag(s) will be marked as “Wash and Fold” and will be washed at 30 degrees or 60 degrees (depending on customer selection), tumble dried on a medium heat and folded and charged according to the price in our price list. Please note that bedding and towels are not included in “Wash, Tumble Dry and Fold”, therefore these will be itemized and your order will be amended accordingly.
(b) All Items in the black bag(s) will be itemized and charged individually and these Items will be cleaned as per the care label. If the Items don’t have a care label, we will clean them in a manner We think is appropriate. In these instances, please note that We will have no liability should any damage occur.
(c) We will not reassign the contents of a bag to another colored bag after the Items have been collected.
7.8. You are responsible for ensuring that we and/or our contractors have such access (including free parking facilities) as may be reasonably required to carry out the Services.
8. SERVICE STANDARDS
8.1. We will provide the Services with reasonable care and skill in accordance with industry standards.
8.2. We will not be liable for any delay or non-performance of Our Services where you have failed to provide accurate information in your Order, for example if an address is incomplete or inaccurate, or if you fail to accept delivery of Items in accordance with an Order.
8.3. We may contact you by email or return the Items unprocessed if We consider any Items submitted to Us to be at an increased risk of damage, including, but not limited to, Items:
(a) with special requirements or instructions for cleaning;
(b) which are damaged or stained;
(c) bearing an extraneous or hazardous thing, e.g., pins, jewelry, coins, pens, etc. and at Our discretion and with your consent may agree to provide the Services at your risk in respect of those Items; or
(d) with no care label.
8.4. You may leave special instructions regarding your Order. However, we cannot guarantee to follow these if they fall outside our standard processes or are contrary to the care label instruction.
8.5. Wash and Fold Orders
(a) You must thoroughly check all the Items for hazardous objects e.g. coins, pens, keys, makeup, papers etc. as We accept no responsibility for any objects lost or damaged nor any responsibility for damage to Items as a result of the cleaning process where such objects are present.
(b) The load is washed at a 30 degree or 60 degree cycle (according to customer selection) and tumble dried on medium heat. As We process a high volume, we will not be able to cater to personal requirements (e.g., temperature, washing powders, etc.). Please note that the Items are not ironed.
(c) We accept no responsibility if there is any bleeding or color transfer during the cleaning process.
(d) We will weigh the laundry upon receipt and (if necessary) amend the charge in accordance with the details you were given at the point when your Order was placed. If a weight limit per bag is applicable then any excess over this limit will be charged as one or more new bags, depending on the total. You will receive a confirmation email with details of any changes.
(e) We wash by the load and do not inspect the care labels of each garment. We therefore cannot be liable for damage to Items resulting from failure to follow the instructions on a care label.
(f) For Items that need to be specially treated e.g., leather, silk, cashmere, fur, velvet and other delicate garments, please ensure that these Items can be machine washed and tumble dried. We will not be liable for Items damaged through normal processing in a tumble dryer.
(g) Wash and Fold Orders may not include bedding or towels in some areas. If these are included in bags in areas that don’t include this service, they will be added as an individual product and your bill will be amended accordingly.
(h) Laundry Items are tagged by the load and not individually tagged. We cannot therefore accept any liability for missing Items.
8.6. Pre-paid Bundles
(a) Pre-paid bundles offer a discounted bulk rate. You do not need to submit all items in a bundle at once. Items you submit from time to time will be deducted from your pre-paid balance until the balance reaches zero.
(b) Pre-paid bundles can only be used on the account used to purchase the bundle and cannot be exchanged or traded.
(c) Pre-paid bundles will expire 365 days after purchase. Any unused allowance will no longer be available to use after this time.
(d) Pre-paid bundles may be affected by changes to Our coverage and service Terms.
(e) Pre-paid bundles are already heavily discounted. You cannot use further discounts or Vouchers when purchasing a pre-paid bundle.
9. COMPLAINT PROCEDURE
9.1. If you experience any problem with Our Services:
(a) Please contact Our Customer Care Team by email at email@example.com or on live chat.
(b) if you have a complaint about the Services We will deal with it in accordance with Our Complaints Policy
(c) You will not have to pay for Us to deal with your complaint.
9.2. Complaints should be notified to Us within 72 hours of delivery of any Item. The items should be in unworn condition and have facility tags (where applicable). If you believe that We are in breach of Our obligations under these Terms and We are notified more than 72 hours after delivery, We may investigate as a gesture of goodwill but We may not accept liability.
9.3. If you are a consumer, you have statutory rights if Our Services are not carried out with reasonable skill and care, or if the materials used are faulty or not as described. Advice about your legal rights is available from your local Citizens’ Advice Bureau or Trading Standards office. Nothing in these Terms will affect these legal rights.
10. PRICE AND PAYMENT
10.1. The price of the Services is set out in Our price list in the App or at https://thedoorsteplaundry.com and will be the price in force at the time you place your order. Our prices may change at any time, but price changes will not affect Orders that We have accepted in accordance with paragraph 3.2.
10.2. Our prices don’t include VAT.
10.3. Upon placing an Order We capture the payment but do not directly charge your card, although some banks will show it as a recent transaction. We process payments after We have received your Order at Our facility. If your final total is different from your captured total (i.e. your Order has been updated accordingly), the final total will be taken and shown on your recent transactions. The captured amount will then be released.
Please note that it may take up to 3 working days for the release of the captured amount to be reflected in your bank account. We will take payment from the debit or credit card, details of which were supplied with your Order. If for any reason We are unable to take payment you will become liable to Us for the sum due plus interest at the rate of 3% a year above the base lending rate of Barclays Bank PLC. Interest will accrue on a daily basis from the due date until the date of actual payment of the overdue amount, whether before or after judgment. You must pay Us interest together with any overdue amount.
10.4. If for any reason your payment has been disputed and we incur a chargeback fee from our credit card processor, We reserve the right to charge that fee back to you. We expect the fee to be reimbursed within 30 days of being notified and if We do not receive the payment then you are liable to Us for the sum due plus interest at the rate of 3% a year above the base lending rate of Barclays Bank PLC. Interest will accrue on a daily basis from the 31st day of being notified until the date of actual payment of the overdue amount, whether before or after judgment. You must pay Us interest together with any overdue amount.
11.1. Once processed and paid, each Order will be rewarded with one hanger stamp. Cancelled orders will not be rewarded with hanger stamps. Hanger stamps do not bear any monetary value.
11.2. When you collect enough hanger stamps to earn a reward, We will send you a notification email to confirm this. Offers will be automatically sent by email when an Order is complete, and Items have been delivered.
11.3. Rewards cannot be returned, exchanged or refunded.
11.4. The process for offering rewards is subject to change without prior notice.
12. OUR LIABILITY TO YOU
12.1. In the unlikely event of loss or damage to an item, we will pay compensation if found liable following an internal investigation. The compensation offer will be in line with the Fair Compensation Guidelines as provided by the Textile Services Association (TSA). The TSA guidelines indicate that fair and reasonable compensation be paid on the basis of an allowance for wear and tear and the age of the Item. It is considered reasonable for Us to ask for receipts, bank or credit card statements confirming the purchase price prior to agreeing any compensation. If found liable, we will follow the TSA guidelines. The compensation given will not include extra costs to purchase the Item, including but not limited to shipping costs, tailoring/altering costs, etc.
12.2. Our total liability to you in respect of each Item is limited to ten times the price We charge for the Service.
12.3. You must inspect the Items following delivery, and if you believe that Items are lost or damaged you must inform Us about such loss or damage within 72 hours of receiving the Items. We reserve the right to inspect and take pictures of any alleged damage to any Items.
12.4. We will not be responsible for any damage to items which:
(a) do not have the original dry-cleaning ticket attached;
(b) were not submitted for inspection; or
(c) have been recleaned by you or a third party.
12.5. You acknowledge that We are not aware of the value of the Items, and We strongly recommend that you arrange insurance to cover the Items.
12.6. Subject to the following subparagraphs, We will compensate you (in accordance with paragraph 12.1) for loss or damage which is due to Our negligence up to a maximum value of £50. We will not be responsible to you:
(a) for any single item valued at more than £200 unless We have received (and acknowledged) notification via email to firstname.lastname@example.org; or
(b) 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 a contract for the Services.
12.7. The Services are not to be used for resale purposes. We will have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.
12.8. We will not be responsible for any loss or damage (including, without limitation, any color loss, shrinkage or other damage) resulting from the following:
(a) Failure to notify Us of any special requirements or instructions for cleaning the Item;
(b) any existing damage to the Item at the time of collection;
(c) any extraneous objects left in or on the Item, including but not limited to: coins, buttons, jewelry, cufflinks, collar stiffeners, pens or tie clips
(d) any extraneous packaging provided with the Item, including but not limited to: clothes hangers, suit bags or personal laundry bags
(e) Our acceptance of Items that fall within the description set out in paragraph 8.3;
(f) Our disposal of Items in accordance with paragraph 7.4;
(g) Any normal wear and tear;
(h) incorrect labeling on the manufacturer’s behalf, or incorrect instructions from you;
(i) any color loss, bleeding or shrinkage of garments, in particular for Items included in the Wash and Fold Service.
12.9. We do not exclude or limit in any way Our liability for:
(a) death or personal injury caused by negligence;
(b) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or
(c) any other matter in respect of which liability may not be excluded or limited in accordance with applicable law.
12.10. We will not be liable for any consequential loss.
12.11. We will not be responsible for any damage caused by:
(a) The substandard condition of any Item which could not readily be identified by professional examination. This shall apply in particular to inadequate quality of fabric or seams, the material of inadequate thickness, low durability of the fabric, insufficient quality of coloring or printing, impregnations, earlier inappropriate treatment, hidden foreign bodies, and inadequate fixation of buttons, buckles and zip fastenings; or
(b) The cleaning of garments that cannot be cleaned, or which can only be partially cleaned.
12.12. We will not be liable for any damage to buttons, zips, and other similar parts (fastenings/embellishments/etc.).
12.13. Some of our facilities use a permanent heat-sealed sticker ticketing system. By placing an order with Us, you agree that your Item(s) may be tagged in this manner. We will always try to position these as inconspicuously as possible. We strongly advise you not to remove these stickers as We cannot accept liability for any damage caused by removal by you or a third party. Please contact Our Customer Care Team at email@example.com, on live chat or via telephone for support.
12.14. If We compensate you for the value (according to the usage, age of the item, condition it was kept in) of the item, whether in the form of money or a replacement, we shall have the right to permanent ownership of the damaged item.
13. EVENTS OUTSIDE OUR CONTROL
13.1. We will not be liable for any failure to perform or delay in performance of, any of Our obligations under these Terms that is caused by an Event Outside Our Control.
13.2. An Event Outside Our Control means any act or event beyond Our reasonable control, or the reasonable control of any of Our Service Providers including (without limitation) strikes, lock-outs or other industrial action by third parties, 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 disasters, or closure or failure of public infrastructure or public or private telecommunications networks.
13.3. If an Event Outside Our Control takes place that affects the performance of Our obligations under these Terms:
(a) We will contact you as soon as reasonably possible to notify you; and
(b) Our obligations under these Terms will be suspended and the time for performance of Our obligations will be extended for the duration of the Event Outside Our Control; or
(c) You may cancel your Order under paragraph 5.2 or We may cancel it under paragraph 6.1(a).
13.4. If your order is canceled, We will return your item(s) to you at no cost to you.
14. INFORMATION ABOUT US AND HOW TO CONTACT US
14.1. If you have any questions or if you have any complaints, please Contact Us. You can contact Us by emailing Us at firstname.lastname@example.org, on live chat or via telephone.
14.2. If you wish to contact Us in writing, or if any paragraph in these Terms requires you to give Us notice in writing, you can send this to Us by e-mail at email@example.com. We will confirm receipt of this by email. If We have to contact you or give you notice in writing. We will do so by notification via the App or by e-mail to the address you provide to Us in the Order.
15. HOW WE MAY USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
16. QUALITY GUARANTEE
16.1. We check each and every product before it is returned. However, if you are not completely satisfied then simply contact Us within 72 hours of delivery and We guarantee to re-clean your Item(s) free of charge. Any re-clean requests submitted after 72 hours or without the dry-cleaning ticket attached will be considered on a discretionary basis.
16.2. To request re-cleaning for your Item(s) please email Our Customer Care Team at firstname.lastname@example.org, explain the problem and attach any relevant photos. A Customer Service agent may arrange a suitable time for recollection. Please note that re-cleans take a minimum of 48 hours to be processed.
16.3. If you are a consumer, this guarantee does not affect your statutory rights.
17. RE-CLEANING POLICY
17.1. The re-cleaning policy only applies to individual items which have been cleaned by Us. The original dry-cleaning ticket must be attached.
17.2. Please note it is not always possible to remove stains. If We cannot remove a stain, you will be informed by means of the ticket which is attached to your Item(s). In this instance. We are not able to offer a complimentary re-clean.
18. VOUCHERS AND PROMOTIONS
18.1. Vouchers are subject to expiry dates. Their validity may also be confined to particular promotions.
18.2. Vouchers cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer We make.
18.3. Only one Voucher or code may be used per transaction.
18.4. Vouchers are strictly non-transferable and have no cash value. Offering a Voucher for sale is strictly prohibited and renders the Voucher void.
18.5. We reserve the right to reject a Voucher with reasonable cause.
18.6. To redeem a Voucher, you must present the code found on the Voucher at checkout.
18.7. The Minimum Order Value for orders using a Voucher code varies according to the T&Cs of each off and excludes the application of the offer.
18.8. Vouchers are issued on and limited to a one per household basis.
18.9. Vouchers cannot be applied when purchasing Pre-paid bundles or other products that are already discounted.
19. OTHER IMPORTANT TERMS
19.1. We may transfer Our rights and obligations under these Terms to another organization. We will notify you in writing if this happens. Any transfer will not affect your rights under these Terms.
19.2. The contract incorporating these Terms is between you and Us. No other person shall have any rights to enforce any of the Terms.
19.3. 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.
19.4. These Terms are governed by English law and will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts unless you are a resident of Northern Ireland or Scotland, in which case you may also bring proceedings in Northern Ireland or Scotland as appropriate.