Terms, Conditions and Privacy
Terms and conditions of use of this website.
Our contact details are as follows:
Tel: 0800 251 1308
Companion Stairlifts Ltd,
24b-24c Oxford Road,
Companion is registered in the United Kingdom and is concerned to help you to retain control over your personal data while simultaneously exploiting the advantages of an interactive commercial environment. We aim to provide our website visitors with a tailored web experience. By learning about you, we believe we can deliver more relevant content and provide you with a better service. You may be invited to supply personal information, particularly when you are seeking a special and/or personalised service. Supply of such personal information is optional, although, without it, certain services normally offered through electronic medium may be unavailable. Companion is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
What information will we gather about you?
Companion collects certain information about visitors to its website which it uses to help it provide a website and service that is useful. We may collect and process the following data about you:
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Where will personal information about you be stored?
Additionally, your personal data will only be stored for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, or as long as is set out in any relevant contract you hold with us.
How will personal information about you be used by us?
Personal information about visitors to our website may be used for one or more of the following purposes:
Where a sale is fulfilled by a dealer, we cannot guarantee it will be the same service offering and Terms and Conditions as if it had been supplied direct by Companion. We may share personal information with parties both in and outside of your home jurisdiction, and as result, we may transfer the information described in this policy to, and process and store it in, countries outside the European Union (“EU”) or European Economic Area (“EEA”), some of which may have less protective data protection laws than your country. If this would be the case, we will take appropriate measures to protect your personal information in accordance with this policy, primarily by using so called standard data protection clauses adopted by the European Commission. Outside the above, we will not disclose your personal information to any person, firm or company without first obtaining your prior written consent to do so. If you do not wish us to use your personal information for one or more of the above purposes, please let us know by contacting us by letter, fax, telephone or email at the contact address or telephone number given above.
Will the personal information about you held by us be used for direct mailings?
If you request contact from Companion or from a company within the Handicare network of distributors and dealers, information about our products and services will be sent to you and/or a Companion representative may contact you in order to ascertain whether you require a free consultation. If you do not want to receive such mailings or wish us to cease sending these to you, please let us know by email, telephone or letter at the above number or address. We will endeavour to remove your personal information from any lists held by us as soon as reasonably practicable, but please bear in mind that we process hundreds of communications each day.
How can you correct or revise the personal information we hold about you?
If you want us to correct or change any personal or other information held by us, please let us know by email, telephone, fax or letter at the above number or address.
You may also request erasure or portability of your personal data at any time.
While we take reasonable steps to safeguard your personal information from unauthorised access, you should recognise that email and other electronic transmissions are insecure. Accordingly, neither Companion, nor its associated companies, nor any distributor nor dealer within the Handicare network of distributors and dealers warrant, guarantee or undertake that any transmission will not be intercepted and/or read by an unauthorised person.
Our site may contain links to and from the websites of associated companies of Companion or our network of distributors and dealers. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
Companion (we, us) conditions
These conditions do not affect your legal rights
Because we will start incurring costs when we begin to prepare the stairlift for installation you must pay a deposit when you place an order of 25%.
Please be advised you have a fourteen day (calendar days) ‘cooling off’ period in which to change your mind concerning this agreement and cancel if you wish to do so. Please note for bespoke items there may be charges incurred. This right to cancel can be exercised by delivering, or sending (including by electronic mail methods) notice of your cancellation to us at any of the contact details below within 14 days starting with the date of receipt of this notice of the right to cancel this contract. Please be advised that notice of cancellation will be deemed to be served as soon as it is posted or sent to ourselves and in the case of electronic mail from the day it is sent to us. Please be advised that we may begin preparation of the stairlift goods for you as soon as the order is placed (unless specifically requested not to do so by yourselves) in order to obtain you the quickest installation time possible – please see term and condition 1. of our terms & conditions entitled deposit. You may be required to pay for goods and services supplied in our performance of the contract, if performance has begun with your prior agreement before the end of the cancellation period. If a related credit agreement has been agreed with this agreement, any such credit agreement will automatically be cancelled if the contract for the stairlift is also cancelled. The credit agreement cannot be used if there are charges incurred to cover these costs.
3. Stairlift Ownership
We retain ownership of the goods until all monies have been paid.
4. Goods Buyback
We will not buy back any goods which we have sold to you as our stairlifts are bespoke and made to measure for a client’s home.
We will always attempt to install the stairlift as arranged with you. When we make arrangements for installation we are as careful as possible to inform you of accurate dates, but we are not in a position to guarantee these dates. Failure by us to install at a pre-arranged date will not give you the right to cancel the order.
6. Stairlift Guarantee
The stairlift you have ordered comes with a 12 month guarantee which starts from the date the stairlift is installed by us.
This guarantee covers the cost of replacement parts and labour for any fault caused by manufacture or installation. The stairlift may be repaired or replaced at our discretion. The standard and extended warranty cover provided on your stairlift is not backed by an insurance provider and is wholly maintained by the manufacturer.
7. Preparation Work
Please note that all preparatory works are costed with basic knowledge. If there are any considerations in terms of safety for installation made by a qualified contractor any additional costs will be discussed prior to works being carried out and permission will be sought. We do advise all customers that they are entitled to employ the services of their own tradesperson if this is preferential to carry out any of the works needed for installation.
Payment will be expected after satisfactory installation.
How to voice your concerns and resolve your complaints with us.
At Companion we are committed to providing a high standard of service to you and all of our customers and we want you to be entirely satisfied with the service you receive from us. Informing us when you are unhappy with the service you experience gives us the opportunity to put matters right for you and improve our service in the future for all our customers.
Should you have reason to raise a complaint about any of our products or service levels you should follow our standard complaints procedure. Details as follows:
In the first instance, contact a member of our customer service department by telephone. You can reach the customer service team on 0800 251 1308 or email email@example.com
If you feel that your complaint is not being dealt with effectively, then you can escalate your complaint to the customer service manager. To do this, you can send your complaint in writing FAO the Customer Services manager, to the following
82 First Avenue
When communicating with us we will aim to deal with your queries or complaints as quickly and as efficiently as possible, for clarity, our standard response times are as follows:
Post - We aim to respond to letters within 3 working days of receipt.
Email - We aim to respond to all emails within 1 working day of receipt.
Telephone - To resolve any questions or queries you may have during the call or by an agreed timescale.
If at any point you find that you are unable to reach an agreement with Companion, then you may choose to pursue dispute resolution with an independent arbitrator. Companion are members of the BHTA (British Healthcare Trades Association) and are a Which Trusted Trader. You may contact either of these organisations to escalate your dispute:
Should you feel we have inappropriately handled your personal data at any time, you should contact the ICO (Information Commissioners Office)