terms and conditions

These terms and conditions form the basis on which you can visit us and our website. Please read them carefully as they contain important information.


General terms and conditions

This site is owned and operated by Taking the Plunge of 26 High Street Whitstable, Kent CT5 1BQ. If you have any queries about these terms and conditions or if you have any comments or complaints on or about our website, you can contact us at [email protected] or 01227 264678

  1. The contract between us

    We must receive payment of the whole of the price for the goods that you order before your order can be accepted. Once payment has been received by us we will confirm that your order has been received by sending an email to you at the email address you provide in your order form.

  2. Ownership of rights

    All rights, including copyright, in this website are owned by or licensed to Taking the Plunge. Any use of this website or its contents, including copying or storing it or them in whole or part, other than for your own personal, non commercial use, is prohibited without our permission. You may not modify, distribute or repost anything on this website for any purpose.

  3. Accuracy of content

    We have taken care in the preparation of the content of this website, in particular to ensure that prices quoted are correct at the time of publishing and that all goods have been fairly described. However, orders will only be accepted if there are no material errors in the description of the goods or their prices as advertised on this website. Any weights, dimensions and capacities given about the goods are approximate only.

  4. Damage to your computer

    We try to ensure that this website is free from viruses or defects. However, we cannot guarantee that your use of this website or any websites accessible through it will not cause damage to your computer. It is your responsibility to ensure that the right equipment is available to use the website. Except in the case of negligence on our part, we will not be liable to any person for any loss or damage which may arise to computer equipment as a result of using this website.

  5. Availability

    All orders are subject to acceptance and availability. If the Goods you have ordered are not available from stock, we will contact you by e-mail or phone (if you have given us details). You will have the option either to wait until the item is available from stock or to cancel your order.

  6. Ordering errors

    You are able to correct errors on your order up to the point on which you click on "place order" during the ordering process.

  7. Price

    The prices payable for goods that you order are as set out in our website. All prices are inclusive of VAT at the current rates and are correct at the time of entering information.

    Wherever it is not possible to accept your order to buy goods of the specification and description at the price indicated, we will advise you by email, offer to sell you the goods of the specification and description at the price stated in the email and will state the period for which the offer or the price remains valid.

  8. Payment terms

    We will charge your credit account for payment upon receipt of your order unless delivery cannot be fulfilled within 30 days. We accept no liability if a delivery is delayed because you did not give us the correct payment details. If it is not possible to obtain full payment for the goods from your account then we can cancel the contract and or suspend any further deliveries to you. This does not affect any other rights we may have.

  9. Delivery charges

    Delivery charges cannot be refunded.

  10. Delivery
    10.1Our delivery charges are set out here and are also accessible via the navigation of our website under Delivery.
    10.2You will be required to pay extra for delivery and it might not be possible for us to deliver to some locations.
    10.3Please note that we are only able to deliver to addresses within the United Kingdom, but excluding the Isle of Wight, the Isle of Man, the Scottish Isles, parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Channel Isles.
    10.4We will deliver the goods to the address you specify for delivery in your order. It is important that this address is accurate. Please be precise about where you would like the goods left if you are out when we deliver. We cannot accept any liability for any loss or damage to the goods once they have been delivered in accordance with your delivery instructions (unless this is caused by our negligence). We will aim to deliver the goods by the date quoted for delivery but delivery times are not guaranteed. If delivery is delayed due to any cause beyond our reasonable control, the delivery date will be extended by a reasonable period and we will contact you to arrange an alternative time.
    10.5You will become the owner of the goods you have ordered when they have been delivered to you. Once goods have been delivered to you they will be held at your own risk and we will not be liable for their loss or destruction.
  11. Risk and ownership

    Risk of damage to or loss of the goods passes to you at the time of delivery to you, or if you fail to take delivery at the agreed time, the time when we tried to deliver. You will only own the goods once they have been successfully delivered and when we have received cleared payment in full. Goods supplied are not for resale.

  12. Acknowledgement and acceptance of your order

    You will need to provide us with your e-mail address and we will notify you by e-mail as soon as possible to confirm receipt of your order and e-mail you again to confirm details. An acceptance of your order will take place on despatch of the good(s) ordered.

  13. Cancellation rights
    13.1Under the Distance Selling Regulations you have the legal right to cancel your order within seven days of receipt of your goods (with the exception of any made to order items). You do not need to give us any reason for canceling your contract nor will you have to pay any penalty. However, you will need to notify us if you wish to cancel your contract.
    13.2You cannot cancel your contract if the goods you have ordered are newspapers or magazines or if you have taken any audio or video recording or computer software out of the sealed package in which it was delivered to you.
    13.3If you have received the goods before you cancel your contract then [unless, under clause 13.2, for which you do not have a right to cancel] you must send the goods back to our contact address at your own cost and risk. If you cancel your contract but we have already processed the goods for delivery you must not unpack the goods when they are received by you and you must send the goods back to us at our contact address at your own cost and risk as soon as possible.
    13.4Once you have notified us that you are cancelling your contract, any sum debited to us from your credit card will be re-credited to your account as soon as possible and in any event within 30 days of your order PROVIDED THAT the goods in question are returned by you and received by us in the condition they were in when delivered to you. If you do not return the goods delivered to you or do not pay the costs of delivery, we will be entitled to deduct the direct costs of recovering the goods from the amount to be re-credited to you.
    13.5You will be re-credited for the costs incurred in returning faulty or unsatisfactory goods.
  14. Cancellation by us
    14.1We reserve the right to cancel the contract between us if:
    14.1.1we have insufficient stock to deliver the goods you have ordered;
    14.1.2we do not deliver to your area; or
    14.1.3one or more of the goods you ordered was listed at an incorrect price due to a typographical error or an error in the pricing information received by us from our suppliers.
    14.2If we do cancel your contract we will notify you by e-mail and will re-credit to your account any sum deducted by us from your credit card as soon as possible but in any event within 30 days of your order.
  15. Liability
    15.1If you do not receive goods ordered by you within 30 days of the date on which you ordered them, we will have no liability to you unless you notify us in writing at our contact address of the problem within 60 days of the date on which you ordered the goods (unless this is not reasonably practicable). If you notify a problem to us under this condition, our only obligation will be, at your option:
    15.1.1to make good any shortage or non-delivery;
    15.1.2to replace or repair any goods that are damaged or defective; or
    15.1.3to refund to you the amount paid by you for the goods in question in whatever way we choose.
    15.2Both parties shall only be liable under this contract for losses, which are a reasonably foreseeable consequence of the relevant breach of contract.
    15.3You must observe and comply with all applicable regulations and legislation, including obtaining all necessary customs, import or other permits to purchase goods from our site. The importation or exportation of certain of our goods to you may be prohibited by certain national laws. We make no representation and accept no liability in respect of the export or import of the goods you purchase.
    15.4Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing in these terms and conditions is intended to limit any rights you might have as a consumer under applicable local law or other statutory rights that may not be excluded nor in any way to exclude or limit our liability to you for any death or personal injury resulting from our negligence.
  16. Notices

    Unless otherwise expressly stated in these terms and conditions, all notices from you to us must be in writing and sent to our contact address at 26 High Street, Whitstable, Kent CT5 1BQ and all notices from us to you will be displayed on our website from to time.

  17. Changes to legal notices

    We reserve the right to change these terms and conditions from time to time and you should look through them as often as possible.

  18. Law, jurisdiction and language

    This website, any content contained therein and any contract brought into being as a result of usage of this website are governed by and construed in accordance with English law. Parties to any such contract agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales. All contracts are concluded in English.

  19. Invalidity

    If any part of these terms and conditions is unenforceable (including any provision in which we exclude our liability to you) the enforceability of any other part of these conditions will not be affected.

  20. Privacy

    You acknowledge and agree to be bound by the terms of our privacy policy.

  21. Third party rights

    Nothing in this Agreement is intended to, nor shall it confer any rights on a third party.


Privacy Statement

We, Taking the Plunge Whitstable are committed to protecting the privacy of anyone using our site and the confidentiality of any information that you provide us with. The purpose of this statement is to set out how we use any personal information that we may obtain from you.

Data Protection Act 1988

We are registered under the Data Protection Act and comply with the Act in all our dealings with your personal data.

Use and collection of personal information

In general you can visit our website without telling us who you are and without revealing any information about yourself. If, however, you use our site you will need to register and you will be asked to provide certain information such as your contact details. We will store this data and hold it on computer or otherwise.

We may use information that you provide:

  1. To register you with our website and to administer it.
  2. For assessment and analysis e.g. marketing, customer and product analysis, to enable us to review, develop and improve our services.


There is a technology called "cookies" which may be used by us to provide you with, for example, customised information from our website. A cookie is an element of data that a website can send to your browser which may then store it on your system. If you wish, you can usually adjust your browser so that your computer does not accept cookies. Please remember cookies do not contain confidential information such as your home address, telephone number or credit card details. We do not exchange cookies with any third party websites or external data suppliers.


We endeavour to take all reasonable steps to protect your personal information. However, we cannot guarantee the security of any data that you disclose online and we will not be responsible for any breach of security unless this is due to our negligence or wilful default.


You have the right to see personal data (as defined under the Data Protection Act) that we keep about you upon receipt of a written request and payment of a fee of £10. Any request should be sent to: Shelly Keeys, DPA Request, 26 High Street, Whitstable, Kent CT5 1BQ.


Delivery charges and further information

Our delivery fee is a flat rate £4.50 per order within the UK, so what ever you buy will cost same (about as much as car parking and petrol, without the hassle of going out and trailing around!).

We will endeavour to get your purchase to you as soon as possible, but please leave 14 working days for it to get to you, subject to stock availability and seasonal peaks, particularly for our homemade items.

If you need your item quickly, please ring us and we will verify our stock and discuss possible postage options if you've got a pressing deadline!

If in the unlikely event there is a delay due to stocking problems we will inform you by email as soon the problem arises and keep you updated as to delivery times.

You are required to provide us with your email address so that we can update you on the progress of your order. However, check your junk mail or spam filter to ensure that none of our update emails have got lost in there!

Refunds/replacements bought as gifts can only be given/sent to the original purchaser.

Taking the Plunge reserve the right to refuse any order.


Handmade items

Our wonderful homemade items are created to order and each will vary in colour, styles, details and fabric used. They are made by local craftspeople, so please allow a few weeks for delivery. We will update you by email on the progress of your order and you can also contact us at any time to check their progress.



In addition to the information in section 13 of the General terms and conditions, we will exchange or refund any item you are not happy with as long as the goods are returned in an unused, unworn condition within seven days of receipt. If you return an item please ask for proof of postage from your Post Office. You are responsible for returns postage costs.

We recommend that goods be returned by registered post, as you are responsible for the goods. We cannot refund items which are broken or lost during return transit.

If your goods are damaged, or not as ordered, please inform us within 24 hours of delivery to arrange a replacement or refund.

Send returned items to: TTP Whitstable,

26 High Street,


Transaction Security

TTPWhitstable does not share your information with anyone else.

To ensure a secure transaction, all credit card information is encrypted during transmission and then stored on a secure server. Your credit card is charged only when your order is placed and your credit card information is never reused except to issue refunds or make other required adjustments.

When making payments on our wesbite, you will be transferred to our online payment provider Cardsave. This is to guarantee maximum security for your credit or debit card information. Cardsave have achieved the highest levels of certification (PCI DSS Level 1). Your payment information will be held securely by Cardsave and not distributed to any other parties.

All payments are made in GB Pounds Sterling.


We hope you enjoy shopping with us. When you use the Taking the Plunge Whitstable web site, you are signalling you agree with our shopping policies listed on this site. If you have any questions, please contact us.