TERMS OF USE

When you use the services provided on our site, you’re agreeing to our terms, so please take a few minutes to read over the terms of use (“Terms of Use”) below. 

SUMMARY

When you use MiniCrops, you are entering into a legal agreement and you agree to all of these terms. MiniCrops (the “Initiative”) is a registered trademark and initiative of Vertical Future Limited (the “Company”), a company registered in England and Wales, registration number 10379325.

Please read these Terms of Use carefully before using the website and services offered by the Company.

These Terms of Use set out the legally binding terms and conditions for your use of the website at www.minicrops.com (the “MiniCrops Website”) and all services provided by the Company on the Website. For information on the Company, please visit the “Company website” at www.verticalfuture.co.uk.

We amend these Terms of Use from time to time. Please check these Terms of Use to ensure you understand the applicable terms. These terms and conditions were last updated on 19 August 2018.

By using the MiniCrops Website in any manner, including but not limited to visiting or browsing the MiniCrops Website, you (the “user” or “you”) agree to be bound by these Terms of Use, including those additional terms and conditions and policies referred to here and/or available by hyperlink.

If you have any questions, please contact customers@minicrops.com.

SUMMARY OF SUBSCRIPTIONS (BOXES) 

MiniCrops provides subscription boxes to its customers, delivered weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly.

We only allow one box subscription per household or customer. Multi-box subscriptions are available after the trial (Free Box) period. Please get in touch with our team if you require this.

All subscriptions are on a rolling-basis. Renewal (payment) dates coincide with box deliveries. Therefore, you will be billed for your next box immediately after receiving your current box. For example, fortnightly subscription will mean that payment will be take two weeks prior to delivery and a monthly subscription will mean that payment is taken one month prior. 

Customers also have the right to suspend their subscription and reactivate or cancel. Should you wish to do any of the above, please do so prior to the scheduled payment for your next box.

We routinely create and provide offers to our customers. This includes introductory offers and offers for introducing new clients to our service. When providing offers, please ensure to read the respective terms of the offer and consult our team if you have any questions.

SUMMARY OF CURRENT OFFERS 

MiniCrops routinely provides special offers to provide rewards and incentives for its customers.

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INFORMATION ABOUT US

The MiniCrops Website is owned and operated by Vertical Future Limited, the Company (“we” or “us”). Vertical Future is registered in England and Wales under company number 10379325. Our registered office address is 3 Creekside, London, SE8 4SA. Our operating address for MiniCrops is 3 Creekside, London, SE8 4SA.

SCOPE

MiniCrops is an agriculture technology initiative for London.

The Company, through the Initiative, is a Producer, Seller, and Distributor of products (“Products”).

The MiniCrops Website is an online marketplace that allows customers to purchase our Products through subscription boxes (“Subscriptions”).

The Company maintains responsibility over the quality, safety, and legality of all produce sold on the MiniCrops website. We are not responsible for the quality, safety, or legality of the equipment and products utilised in our operations, including the agriculture technology, substrate, and seeds used in the production process. However, as a responsible company we carefully select our suppliers and ensure to conduct the appropriate due diligence on all equipment, products, and suppliers that we use. For more detailed information on our production process or on our suppliers, please get in touch with our team at admin@minicrops.com.  

ACCESSING THE MINICROPS WEBSITE

There may be occasions when the MiniCrops Website is unavailable to you, either due to maintenance, due to system error, or due to circumstances out of our control. In such an instance and where you need to speak with our team, please email admin@minicrops.com or get in touch via the contact information on our companies house registration (via Vertical Future Limited).

Access to the MiniCrops Website is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the services we provide through the MiniCrops Website without notice. We shall not be liable to you for any losses, damages, costs or expenses arising from or in connection with any suspension or unavailability of the MiniCrops Website at any time or for any period.

From time to time, we may restrict access to any or all of the MiniCrops Website and to users who have registered with us. Any personal data and other information provided by you will be processed by us in accordance with our Privacy Policy. By providing any such personal data or other information you agree to the terms of our Privacy Policy.

If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any third party. We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of this Terms of Use.

REGISTERING WITH MINICROPS

To order from the MiniCrops Website, users must first register with us. This is not a credit account, and payment will be required if Products are ordered.

The personal and payment details you give to us are governed by a strict privacy policy – please see the separate document by clicking here.

The MiniCrops Website’s services are available only to, and may only be used by, individuals who are 18 years and older and who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. You represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years old and that all registration information you submit is accurate and truthful.

In addition, you agree to abide by the Company’s policies as stated in the Terms of Use and the Company policies listed below (if applicable to your activities on or use of the MiniCrops Website), as well as all other operating rules, policies and procedures that may be published from time to time on the MiniCrops Website, each of which is incorporated into these Terms of Use by reference and each of which may be updated by us from time to time.

In addition, some services offered through the MiniCrops Website may be subject to additional terms and conditions published by us from time to time; your use of such services is subject to those additional terms and conditions, which are incorporated into these Terms of Use by this reference.

You understand that a breach of any of the Terms of Use may result in your use of services on the MiniCrops Website being restricted.

PASSWORD AND SECURITY

You will keep your password a secret. You are responsible for anything under your password.

When you register to use the MiniCrops Website you will be asked to create a unique password. You must keep this password confidential and must not disclose it or share it with anyone. You will be responsible for all activities and orders that occur or are submitted under your password. If you know or suspect that someone else knows your password you should notify us by contacting us immediately at admin@minicrops.com. We would also suggest that you also change your password immediately through the Settings/ Accounts section of the MiniCrops Website.

If we have reason to believe that there is likely to be a breach of security or misuse of the MiniCrops Website, we may require you to change your password or we may suspend or cancel your account.

PURCHASING PRODUCTS ON THE MINICROPS WEBSITE

Please note that when you purchase Products on the MiniCrops Website the resulting legal contract is between you and us and is based on the Terms of Use.

Each order you place shall be deemed to be an offer by you to purchase the Products from us subject to the Terms of Use and the applicable product details. After you place an order, you will receive an order confirmation that we have received your order. You should carefully review these Terms of Use, the order confirmation and the applicable details on the product page in relation to the order. This confirmation email will signify acceptance of your order and a legally binding contract will be formed between you and us.

We will do all that we can to ensure that your order is fulfilled. Products are, however, subject to availability, so there may occasions that a Product is not available for delivery. As our operations are indoors, we are not affected by seasonality or weather conditions however other factors out of our control (force majeure) may ultimately impact production capabilities and capacity.

If we are unable to deliver an item you have ordered, you will not be charged for it. We will, however, bear no liability for unavailability of Products.

SUBSCRIPTION BOXES

Subscription boxes are based on a ‘basket of goods’ approach where we supply a selection of different Products for each week, fortnight, or monthly box, whichever you have subscribed for. For each box, we will aim to change at least two Products in order to provide variation between boxes. The amount of change will be dependent on the frequency of your Subscription in conjunction with our production cycles.

We do not offer customers the opportunity to customise their Boxes. The exception to this is for customers who have a food allergy. At the time of subscribing to your Subscription, we ask you whether or not you have any allergies. MiniCrops and the Company will not be held responsible for any allergic reactions as a result of you failing to provide allergy information during the registration process. Equally, we will not be responsible if you have an allergic reaction through consumption of a Product that you are aware may contain traces of Produce that you may be allergic to. MiniCrops and the Company also do not bear responsibility for the same two previous points in reference to other people that you may offer Produce to from your subscription box. Our agreement is with you alone and our responsibilities extend to you alone.  

The images of the Products listed on the MiniCrops Website are illustrative only. For box subscriptions, we show the box size in the respective images however the other produce shown in the image is indicative only. For full information on quantity and type of produce, please see the information section of the box.

For all boxes and individual items, we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, all sizes, weights, capacities, dimensions and measurements indicated on the MiniCrops Website are for information purposes only and are subject to a margin of error of +/- 10%. In transit, Products may gain or lose water dependent on air temperature and amount of moisture in the air at the time and place of transport. This may affect the net weight of the Product(s).

Each Product for which you click ‘Add to basket’ is added to a ‘shopping basket’ facility. You are given the opportunity to review the quantity of order of each item in your shopping basket when you choose to check out. You can change these, or cancel the purchase of each of the Subscription completely, at this stage, at any time before clicking ‘place order’. Unfortunately, you will not be able to make any amendments or corrections to your orders once they have been placed.

Payment for Subscription boxes will take place approximately one week prior to your next Subscription Box. The exact date of your next payment during a Subscription will be shown in the ‘Subscription’ section of your account on the website.

CANCELLING A SUBSCRIPTION

The standard cancellation period for ‘per box’ customers who are on a rolling contract is seven calendar days, including bank holidays.

Therefore, if you wish to cancel your Subscription, you must do so before midnight on the day, as shown in the previous paragraph. If you wish to cancel a subscription after this date, the Company will recoup any reasonable cost which will not exceed the cost of one Box, in line with your choice, plus an administrative fee of £5. Legal costs and cost of representation in the event of a legal challenge are considered separate to this.

If you have used a discount code or are using a MiniCrops offer, such as ‘10% off for 3-month sign-up,’ and cancel partway through your contract period, MiniCrops will also have the right to recoup the monies that you have saved through the discount or offer, up to and including the date of cancellation. This is to prevent customers from abusing the offers provided through our website.

In respect of non-perishable items, you have the right to cancel under The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 (SI 2013/3134) (“CCRs”), the contract at any time until the expiry of the 14th working days after the day on which you receive the goods you ordered. Please note that you do not have a right under the CCRs to cancel orders in respect of food or other perishable items.

Any paid delivery charge will be included in your refund once we have received all (not part) of your order. Please note the delivery charge refund will be to the value of standard delivery. We will process your refund within 14 days of receipt of the returned products. You must take reasonable care of the goods while in your possession and they must be returned in a saleable condition such that they can be returned to the relevant Producer before we can issue your refund.

If you wish to return non-perishable items that you have ordered, please return your order together with your name, address, signature and the date you are returning the order to the MiniCrops, 3 Creekside, Deptford, London, SE8 4SA.

Products should be returned in or with any original packaging. We will arrange with you for cancelled non-perishable goods to be returned to us, at your cost, and we will credit your payment card with the price of such goods within a reasonable period from the day on which cancellation was given (provided payment has already been debited to your payment card).

AMENDING A SUBSCRIPTION

Unfortunately, our website is unable to deal with the upgrading or downgrading of subscriptions. If you wish to make a change, you will need to contact our team directly at customers@minicrops.com or alternatively, complete a Contract period, cancel, then sign up for another contract under different terms.

ORDERING PROCEDURES

All orders must be made within the order deadlines specified on the MiniCrops Website. You may submit orders for Products by using our online ordering facility on the MiniCrops Website at any time after you have created an account. The facility and our communications to you in relation to any order or contract will be in the English language. The facility allows you to review your order and make any corrections before submitting it to us and by submitting the order you confirm that you have made any such corrections.

Your submission of an order amounts to an offer to enter a contract to buy the Products from the individual Producers. Subject to the paragraph above, you cannot then withdraw or cancel your order except as stated above.

All prices for Products are inclusive of any applicable VAT.

For more information on ordering please contact admin@minicrops.com.

DELIVERY

Delivery takes place five days per week and excludes weekends. All delivery slots are on a first-come-first-serve basis. For bank holidays, delivery will move to the next available day. Delivery days are also subject to change and if this occurs, we will notify you immediately to look for another suitable delivery date.

Please note that home delivery is currently only available in a limited area identified on the map on the MiniCrops Website. This should be deemed to be London and Greater London only. If delivery is available to your postcode, we will make delivery to the address provided by you at checkout.

DELIVERY SLOTS

We offer our Subscription customers FREE delivery on their respective days of delivery, as selected through the initial Registration process.

We also offer customers the opportunity to secure ‘premium’ delivery slots, which are a shorter duration and offer greater control and visibility over the delivery process. The cost of these slots varies and is subject to change. When ordering, you should carefully review the cost of your chosen delivery slot and the associated cost.  

We always aim to deliver your goods within the delivery window. However, for where circumstances out of our control are involved, we cannot accept liability if we deliver the goods outside of this window or don’t deliver all or any of the goods in your order. If you feel that we have not provided a good or fair service, please email complaints@minicrops.com or call us directly, using the details on our website. For any complaints, we require evidence of any incident, such as a late delivery. All of our drivers also monitor, track, and record delivery times.  

DELIVERY ARRANGEMENTS

You are responsible for making suitable arrangements to receive your delivery and giving us appropriate instructions. In the event that your delivery is stolen from your doorstep or damaged while there, we do not accept liability, and will offer compensation at our discretion. We reserve the right to refuse to accept orders from any customer; considerations of delivery problems may give rise to such a refusal.

If we are unable to deliver to you, or have to deliver late, for reasons beyond our control, for example adverse weather conditions, strike actions, vehicle breakdown, traffic congestion or supplier failure, we cannot accept liability for any inconvenience or loss that this causes.

Please inspect the Products as soon as possible after delivery and notify us promptly if you find any defects, by mailing us on customers@minicrops.com. We will replace or refund you for defective Products. Otherwise our liability is limited.

NUTRITIONAL DATA

MiniCrops is not liable nor responsible for the accuracy of the nutritional data provided on the MiniCrops website. All of our product information is based on research and is provided as a general guideline only. Because of the nature of our operations, it is difficult to continually monitor and report on the exact amount of vitamins and other ingredients, which may be subject to small changes over time – due to the success of the harvest and other similar factors. Therefore, the information provided simply states what is in the produce but not how much.

To provide our customers with further insight, we will undertake biannual and annual assessments of our produce, determining the exact level of ingredients. All results will be available on our website.

Customer should be acutely aware of the potential allergens contained in our produce and carefully read all labels before consuming any produce.

For further information on these matters, please contact the MiniCrops team at admin@minicrops.com.

PAYMENTS

The Company uses third party payment handlers to processes all payments made via the MiniCrops Website.

Stripe Payments Europe Limited is a quick and secure way to accept credit and debit card payments from MiniCrops customers anywhere in the world. Stripe powers checkouts for the most innovative global companies helping them with increasing conversion, optimising the checkout experience for desktop, tablet and mobile devices and reducing fraud. Stripe meets and exceeds the most stringent industry standards for security. Stripe are also audited by a PCI-certified auditor, and are certified to PCI Service Provider Level 1, which is the highest level of certification available.

These services are offered on the MiniCrops Website as a means of payment. By signing up to the MiniCrops Website, you agree to be bound by the Terms and Conditions of Leech and Stripe Payments Europe Limited (C/O A&L Goodbody, Ifsc, North Wall Quay, Dublin 1, 662880, Ireland. Stripe)

REVIEWS, COMMENTS, COMMUNICATIONS, AND OTHER CONTENT

Although we don’t own your content, by posting it on our site you grant us a licence to use it. The MiniCrops Website may provide users with an opportunity to provide feedback in a variety of forums including, but not limited to product reviews and MiniCrops Website reviews. This helps our users to share factual information and personal opinions about Products, and provide views and opinions on a variety of topics.

Users may have the ability to post reviews, comments and other content and submit suggestions, ideas, comments, questions or other information where available to do so on the MiniCrops Website, as long as the content is not illegal, obscene, abusive, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, infringing of intellectual property rights, or otherwise injurious to third parties or objectionable and does not consist of or contain software viruses, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings or any form of “spam”.

You may not use a false e-mail address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of other content. We reserve the right to remove or edit such content. If you believe that any content on the MiniCrops Website contains a defamatory statement, or that your intellectual property rights are being infringed by an item or information on the MiniCrops Website, please notify us at complaints@minicrops.com.

We do not claim ownership rights in your content. If you post content or submit material, and unless we indicate otherwise, you grant us a perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free and fully sublicensable and transferable rights to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content throughout the world in any media.

You agree to allow the Company to store or re-format your content on the MiniCrops Website and display your content on the MiniCrops Website in any way we choose. We will only use personal information in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

By uploading content to the MiniCrops Website you promise that you own and/or have the right to use such content in this manner and that such content does not infringe any third party intellectual property rights. In the event that we receive a complaint in respect of any content posted by you it shall be your sole responsibility to deal with such a complaint and to compensate us for any loss suffered. We reserve the right to remove any such content immediately.

NO UNDERTAKING

We cannot give any undertaking, that Products and/or services you purchase from Producers through the MiniCrops Website will be of satisfactory quality, and this and any other such warranties (whether express or implied) are disclaimed by us absolutely to the fullest extent permitted by law. This disclaimer does not affect your statutory rights against us.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in the MiniCrops Website, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

We own, or are the licensee to, all right, title and interest in and the MiniCrops Website, including all rights under patent, copyright, trade secret or trademark law, and any and all other proprietary rights, including all applications, renewals, extensions and restorations thereof. You will not modify, adapt, translate, prepare derivative works from, decompile, reverse-engineer, disassemble or otherwise attempt to derive source code from the MiniCrops Website.

You must not extract or otherwise use any of the content on the MiniCrops Website for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.

We respect the intellectual property rights of others and we ask our users to do the same. If you are aware that any of your intellectual property rights have been infringed on the MiniCrops Website, please contact us to report the concern.

NO RELIANCE ON INFORMATION

The content on the MiniCrops Website is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely.

Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our site, we make no representation, warranty or guarantee, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete or up-to-date. We have no obligation to verify the content of such information or to edit any such information provided by third parties. We do not endorse, support, represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any third party details and you acknowledge that any reliance on such information will be at your own risk.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

We disclaim any legal liability for the quality, safety, reliability or any events that transpire from your use of the MiniCrops Website. You acknowledge that your use of the MiniCrops Website and its content is at your own risk.

Except for liability which we cannot by law restrict or exclude, we shall have no liability to you or any third party for any direct, indirect or consequential damages (including loss of profits), or any other any damages of any kind whether based on warranty, contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise. Applicable law may not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability of certain damages, so this limitation or exclusion may not apply to you in its entirety.

LINKING TO OUR SITE

You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.

If you wish to make any use of content on our site other than that set out above, please contact admin@minicrops.com.

THIRD PARTY LINKS AND RESOURCES ON THE MINICROPS WEBSITE

From time to time, the MiniCrops Website may also include links to other websites, which are not under the control of the Company. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites accept no liability for any losses whatsoever that may be incurred as a result of any linking to the same. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

WAIVER

If we fail at any time to insist upon strict performance of any of your obligations under these terms, or if we fail to exercise any of the rights or remedies to which we are entitled under them, this shall not constitute a waiver of such rights or remedies and shall not relieve you from compliance with such obligations. A waiver by us of any default shall not constitute a waiver of any subsequent default. No waiver by us of any of these terms shall be effective unless it is expressly stated to be a waiver and is communicated to you in writing.

APPLICABLE LAW

Your use of the MiniCrops Website, these terms and conditions and the MiniCrops Privacy Policy and any dispute arising in connection with them is subject to the laws of England and Wales. In the event of any dispute you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

While we may help facilitate the resolution of disputes, we have no control over and do not guarantee the existence, quality, safety or legality of items advertised; the truth or accuracy of users’ content, listings or feedback; the ability of Producers to sell items; or that a Producer will actually complete a transaction.

PRIVACY STATEMENT

You will have the opportunity to input your personal information on the MiniCrops Website. Please see our Privacy Policy for further details on how we use this information. Where you do consent to our holding and using of your personal information, it is intended that such consent will benefit any purchaser of our business.

SEVERABILITY

If any of these Terms of Use are determined by any competent authority to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable to any extent, such term, condition or provision will to that extent be severed from the remaining terms, conditions and provisions which will continue to be valid to the fullest extent permitted by law.

CHANGES TO THESE TERMS

We may revise these Terms of Use or other policies at any time, so please review the policies frequently to take notice of any changes we make, as they will be binding on you. If we make a material change we will notify you here, by email, by means of a notice on our homepage, or any other way we deem appropriate. What constitutes a “material change” will be determined at our sole discretion, in good faith, and using common sense and reasonable judgement.