Italian Taste Terms and Conditions

Before using this site, registering for an account or placing an order with us please:

Read through these terms and conditions (the ‘Terms’) and in particular our cancellations, returns and refunds details and limitation of our liability.

For the avoidance of doubt, each time you access this Website (for whatever reason), you will be deemed to have accepted these Terms.  We may revise our Terms at any time. You should therefore check this Website from time to time to review the current Terms to ensure that you are happy with them. Any changes are effective immediately upon posting to the Website.

These Terms are a contract between us, therefore you may wish to print a copy for future reference.

  1. INFORMATION ABOUT US

Italian Taste (“Italian Taste”, “we”, “us” or “our”) provides the services available on this website (“Website”).

Italian Taste is the trading name of DDS Food Imports Ltd a company registered in England with company number 03783381 whose registered office is at Raydean House Western Parade, Great North Road, New Barnet, Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN5 1AH.

  1. ACCESS & COMMUNICATIONS

You will be able to access parts of the website without having to register any details with us. However, certain areas of this website may be accessible only if you are a registered user.

  1. ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible to use this site or make any purchases with us and enter any legal contracts you must fit the eligibility criteria.

Our services are not available to:

  • Minors under the age of 18 and
  • Those who cannot enter into binding contracts.

If you are under 18, you may only use the Website in conjunction with, and under the supervision of, a parent or guardian. If you do not qualify, you must not use our Website.

  1. DATA & GENERAL CONDITIONS

We use your data to fulfil any orders you place with us. We only share your data with third party service providers who help us to do this, for example we pass on email addresses to our courier company to provide tracking information.  Please see our Privacy Policy here for more details.  By agreeing to our Terms and Conditions you agree to our Privacy Policy.

You understand that your data (not including credit card information), may be transferred unencrypted and involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices. Credit card information is always encrypted during transfer over networks.

You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service or any contact on the website through which the service is provided, without express written permission by us.

  1. ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS AND TIMELINESS OF INFORMATION

While we make every effort to ensure all information is factual and up to date, we are not responsible if information made available on this site is not accurate, complete or current.  The material on this site is provided for general information only and we encourage you to do your own research.

This site may contain certain historical information. Historical information, necessarily, is not current and is provided for your reference only. We reserve the right to modify the contents of this site at any time, but we have no obligation to update any information on our site. You agree that it is your responsibility to monitor changes to our site.

  1. CHANGES TO THE SERVICE AND PRICES

Prices for our products are subject to change without notice.  Our prices are based on commodity prices of foods and exchange rates which change frequently in the marketplace.

We reserve the right at any time to modify or discontinue the Service (or any part or content thereof) without notice at any time.

We shall not be liable to you or to any third-party for any modification, price change, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.

  1. PRODUCTS & SERVICES

We have made every effort to display as accurately as possible the colours and images of our products that appear in our store. We cannot guarantee that your computer monitor’s display of any colour will be accurate. The images used are for demonstrative purposes only and may deviate from the actual product.

The description and specification of products on Italian Taste were approximate at the time of writing and in accordance to the supplier’s guidelines.  Italian Taste reserve the right to update product descriptions at any time.

Italian Taste offer a variety of products and it is your responsibility to decide whether or not our products are suitable for your dietary needs. Many of our products do contain allergens and it is your responsibility to check this.

Italian Taste is not responsible for any products melting in transit. There are factors outside of our control that can cause a product to melt and we cannot offer any compensation for this unfortunately.

We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time.  We reserve the right, but are not obligated, to limit the sales of our products or Services to any person, geographic region or jurisdiction. We may exercise this right on a case-by-case basis. We reserve the right to limit the quantities of any products or services that we offer. All descriptions of products or product pricing are subject to change at anytime without notice, at the sole discretion of us. We reserve the right to discontinue any product at any time. Any offer for any product or service made on this site is void where prohibited.

We do not warrant that the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you will meet your expectations.

  1. ACCURACY OF BILLING AND ACCOUNT INFORMATION

We reserve the right to refuse any order you place with us. We may, in our sole discretion, limit or cancel quantities purchased per person, per household or per order. These restrictions may include orders placed by or under the same customer account, the same credit card, and/or orders that use the same billing and/or shipping address. In the event that we make a change to or cancel an order, we will attempt to notify you by contacting you by e-mail and/or billing address/phone number provided at the time the order was made. We reserve the right to limit or prohibit orders that, in our sole judgment, appear to be placed by dealers, resellers or distributors.  We do not offer our products for resale. 

You agree to provide current, complete and accurate purchase and account information for all purchases made at our store. You agree to promptly update your account and other information, including your email address and credit card numbers and expiration dates, so that we can complete your transactions and contact you as needed.

  1. PERSONAL INFORMATION

Your submission of personal information through the store is governed by our Privacy Policy here. By using our site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate. 

When registering with us you will need to provide a secure password which will be used every time you log onto the website. This Password must follow the guidelines and you must not disclose or share the password with anyone. You are responsible for all activity that occurs whilst your username and password are in use. This includes orders that are made on the website. If you suspect, or know of, somebody else who knows your password, then you must Contact Us here immediately.

If we suspects misuse of the website or a breach of security, we may suspend your account or simply ask that you change your password for security reasons.

  1. ERRORS, INACCURACIES AND OMISSIONS

Occasionally there may be information on our site or in the Service that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies or omissions that may relate to product descriptions, pricing, promotions, offers, product shipping charges, transit times and availability. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions, and to change or update information or cancel orders if any information in the Service or on any related website is inaccurate at any time without prior notice (including after you have submitted your order).

We undertake no obligation to update, amend or clarify information in the Service or on any related website, including without limitation, pricing information, except as required by law. No specified update or refresh date applied in the Service or on any related website, should be taken to indicate that all information in the Service or on any related website has been modified or updated.

  1. ORDERS

When ordering from us, you agree to enter the contract as set out by these Terms and Conditions. For any reason, we reserve the right to withdraw our services at any time, where necessary decline your order. If we decide to decline your order, we will notify you via e-mail. You can withdraw or cancel your order per the cancellation details stated in these Terms and Conditions.

We aim to provide the best possible service, but on occasions errors may occur. Any proposed delivery dates are estimates and are based on product availability and processing time. Once your order has been dispatched, the goods are now in your ownership and are therefore your responsibility. Once payment has been taken and goods are in your ownership, it is your responsibility to inspect goods received.

  1. PAYMENT

Payment can be made by any major credit or debit card or through an electronic payment account as indicated on the checkout page.

By placing an order, you consent to payment being charged to your debit/credit card account or electronic payment account as provided on the checkout page.

Payment will be debited and cleared from your account before the dispatch of the goods or provision of the service to you.

You agree not to hold us responsible for banking charges incurred due to payments on your account.

We reserve the right to change the fees for any services at any time. We agree to notify you at least 30 days in advance of any change in fees.

  1. ORDER ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Following receipt of your order you will be sent an acknowledgement by email (assuming you provide a valid email address) detailing the price of the goods you have ordered and any associated delivery costs to be charged to you.  You must review your order confirmation email to check all information is correct and notify us straight away before dispatch if any of the order details such as delivery address are incorrect. 

  1. DISPATCH & PAPER INVOICE

We usually dispatch your order within a working day of receiving it, often within hours of receiving your order depending on how busy we are.  At key holiday times such as Christmas orders may not be dispatched within the same timelines but a notice will be clearly posted on the Website to note this.

All orders are also dispatched with paper invoices, these should be kept as proof of purchase. We do not send dispatch invoices electronically.

  1. DELIVERY

We ship to the entire UK for only £2.99 flat shipping rate. This is an economy tracked 3-5 working day service. We also offer a 1-2 working day expedited courier service for £4.99 (next day courier but we don’t guarantee it as we know couriers can always have delays).  Orders must be placed by 2.30pm for the expedited service to apply, working days are Monday to Friday.

We currently use Royal Mail and DPD.

UK orders are usually received within 3-5 working days of dispatch (quite often sooner) for our economy service and 1-2 days for our courier service. If your order is dispatched by Courier service a signature will be required on delivery.

Italian Taste is not liable for any delay in the delivering of purchases, or the performance of the delivery service, however caused.

If you change address, you are responsible for updating your address details in your account. You can update your address details by logging in to your account. You will be liable for any orders posted to the wrong location if you have not updated your address.

We shall have no liability to you for any failure to deliver goods you have ordered or any delay in doing so or for any damage or defect to goods delivered that is caused by any event or circumstance beyond our control including, without limitation, strikes, lock-outs and other industrial disputes, breakdown of systems or network access, flood, fire, explosion or accident

  1. INSPECTION OF GOODS & DAMAGED ORDERS

If your order is damaged in any way in transit, if signing for the order you must note that the order is received damaged on signing.  If all the order or any item in your order is damaged you must Contact Us here within 48 hours of delivery so we can raise a claim with our delivery service and resolve for you as soon as possible.  For our claim we require images of the damaged goods and you must not discard of the goods until the matter has been resolved. 

You must also inspect all the goods received on delivery to make sure you are happy with them. Any errors must be reported within 7 days. We require an image of the enclosed packing slip to resolve and we can only refund food products within 30 days if you find a problem with them.  We do not take responsibility for how you may store and use them.

  1. CANCELLATIONS, RETURNS & REFUNDS

You can cancel your order at any time within 30 days of placing your order by contacting us via our Contact Us here including your order number.  If your order has not been dispatched we will cancel and refund you straight away.  If you cancel your order after the goods have been shipped you must accept them and return them to us unopened and in good condition at your own cost so we can process your cancellation. If you refuse delivery we incur return costs and we must deduct this from any future cancellation refund.

Due to the fresh nature of our produce, we cannot accept returns of items unless the item is damaged during delivery or considered to be of very poor quality once it has arrived. If you have any issues with your order please contact us and we will be able to provide a replacement product.

We recommend you send back goods tracked or signed for to ensure we receive, we cannot issue a refund unless the goods are returned to us.  Once returned the goods will be inspected, if a refund is approved you should expect to receive your refund within 7 working days of us receiving the goods back.

  1. LATE OR MISSING REFUNDS

If you haven’t received a refund yet, first check your bank account again.

Then contact your credit card company; it may take some time before your refund is officially posted.

Next contact your bank. There is often some processing time before a refund is posted.

If you’ve done all of this and you still have not received your refund yet, please contact us via our Contact Us here

  1. PROHIBITED USES

In addition to other prohibitions as set forth in the Terms of Service, you are prohibited from using the site or its content: (a) for any unlawful purpose; (b) to solicit others to perform or participate in any unlawful acts; (c) to violate any international, federal, provincial or state regulations, rules, laws, or local ordinances; (d) to infringe upon or violate our intellectual property rights or the intellectual property rights of others; (e) to harass, abuse, insult, harm, defame, slander, disparage, intimidate, or discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, race, age, national origin, or disability; (f) to submit false or misleading information; (g) to upload or transmit viruses or any other type of malicious code that will or may be used in any way that will affect the functionality or operation of the Service or of any related website, other websites, or the Internet; (h) to collect or track the personal information of others; (i) to spam, phish, pharm, pretext, spider, crawl, or scrape; (j) for any obscene or immoral purpose; or (k) to interfere with or circumvent the security features of the Service or any related website, other websites, or the Internet. We reserve the right to terminate your use of the Service or any related website for violating any of the prohibited uses.

  1. VIRUSES, HACKING AND OTHER OFFENCES

You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.

By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.

  1. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

We do not guarantee, represent or warrant that your use of our service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free.

We do not warrant that the results that may be obtained from the use of the service will be accurate or reliable.

You agree that from time to time we may remove the service for indefinite periods of time or cancel the service at any time, without notice to you.

You expressly agree that your use of, or inability to use, the service is at your sole risk. The service and all products and services delivered to you through the service are (except as expressly stated by us) provided ‘as is’ and ‘as available’ for your use, without any representation, warranties or conditions of any kind, either express or implied, including all implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, merchantable quality, fitness for a particular purpose, durability, title, and non-infringement.

  1. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

You agree that, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law and save in respect of death or personal injury arising from our negligence, neither us nor any of our parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, directors, employees, shareholders, agents or other representatives shall be responsible or liable under any circumstances, for any amount or kind of loss or damage that may result to you or a third party (including without limitation, any direct, indirect, punitive or consequential loss or damages), or any loss of income, profits, goodwill, data, contracts, use of money, or loss or damages arising from or connected in any way to business interruption, and whether in tort (including without limitation negligence), contract or otherwise in connection with your use of this Website and its services.

We are not a trade supplier or wholesaler and we do not offer our products for resale.  As an online retailer our maximum liability arising out of any order for the supply of goods to you under this contract will be limited to the price of the goods contained in that order.  As we are an online retailer and not a trade supplier or wholesaler we do not offer any product support nor any supporting documentation. All legally required retail information is per our detailed listings and product labels.

  1. DISCLAIMER

Italian Taste and its employees do not claim to be nutritionists or medical practitioners. It is not intended for the information presented on the website to be an authority for medical diagnoses or nutritional advice. For symptoms of illnesses, we recommend that you seek assistance from a professional medical practitioner. For specific information on diet we recommend you seek assistance from a qualified nutritionist.

Italian Taste does not accept any liability for any loss (direct or indirect) as a result of relying on information on the website, in respect of error or omission.

ALWAYS READ THE LABEL. If you suffer from known allergies, please read the product’s ingredients list prior to consumption. Italian Taste does not accept responsibility to any adverse reactions caused by consumption of any product. 

  1. MEDIA AND IMAGES

Italian Taste is the owner of all information on this website. You may not publish, distribute, extract, re-utilise, or reproduce without acknowledgement of Italian Taste as the publisher. You must include the top level URL of the Italian Taste website eg: http://www.Italian Taste.com in acknowledgement of Italian Taste as the source.

All images, recipes, product descriptions and all other content on our website are copyright and the intellectual property of Italian Taste, we invest heavily in these and own the rights, they are not to be replicated or used without our permission. Failure to comply with this will result in legal action taken.

  1. COMPLAINTS

We want to make your shopping experience to be as good as it can be.

Should you be unsatisfied with your products, or experience at Italian Taste please inform us via our Contact Us here 

  1. GOVERNING LAW

This Website and these Terms are governed by and construed in accordance with Scottish law. You hereby agree unequivocally that any disputes arising in connection with this Website or these Terms shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Scottish courts without exception.