Terms and Conditions

Fortis® is a trading name of Fortis® Clothing, registered in England under Company Number 09488318, having its registered office at Country Covers Ltd, Hartgrove Hill Farm,Trinity Hill Road, Axminster, Devon EX13 8TB
The continued use of this website and any order placed will be subject to these terms of business, together with our privacy policy. You are advised to please read the standard terms of business below before placing an order, retain a copy for your records; and read our privacy policy.

1. Interpretation

1.1 The definitions in this clause apply in the terms and conditions set out in this document:

force majeure event: shall have the meaning given in paragraph 9.
goods: the products that we are selling to you as set out on your order.
order: your order for the goods.order confirmation: shall have the meaning set out in paragraph 2.5.
terms: the terms and conditions set out in this document.
writing: or written includes faxes and e-mail

1.2 Headings do not affect the interpretation of these terms.

2. Basis of Sale

2.1 These terms and the order are considered by us to set out the whole agreement between you and us for the sale of the goods. Please check that the details in the terms or on the order are complete and accurate before you commit yourself to the contract. If you think that there is a mistake, please make sure that you ask us to confirm any changes in writing, as we only accept responsibility for statements and representations made in writing by our authorised employees and agents. Please ensure that you read and understand these terms before you submit the order, because you will be bound by the terms once a contract comes into existence between us, in accordance with paragraph 2.5.

2.2 Any descriptions, samples, drawings or advertising we supply, and any colours, images or illustrations contained in our catalogues or brochures (whether hard copy form or online), are issued or published solely to provide you with an approximate idea of the goods they describe. They do not form part of the contract between you and us or any other contract between you and us for the sale of the goods.

2.3 If any of these terms are inconsistent with any term of or instruction in the order, the terms in the order shall prevail.

2.4 The order is an offer by you to enter into a binding contract, which we are free to accept or decline at our absolute discretion.

2.5 These terms shall become binding on you and us when we issue you with written acceptance of an order (order confirmation) at which point a contract shall come into existence between us.

2.6 We shall assign an order number to the order and inform you of it in the order confirmation. Please quote the order number in all subsequent correspondence with us relating to the order.

2.7 If you are a consumer (acting outside your business), you may cancel your order in accordance with your rights under the Distance Selling Regulations. This does not apply to the following:

(a) Goods made to your specification;
(b) The goods are clearly personalised; or
(c) If you are not a consumer.

2.8 We have the right to revise and amend these terms from time to time to reflect changes in market conditions affecting our business, changes in technology, changes in payment methods, changes in relevant laws and regulatory requirements and changes in our system’s capabilities. You will be subject to the policies and terms in force at the time that you order the goods from us, unless any change to those policies or these terms is required by law or government or regulatory authority (in which case, it will apply to orders you have previously placed that we have not yet fulfilled).

3. The Goods

3.1 These terms do not affect your legal rights. Advice about your legal rights is available from your local Citizens’ Advice Bureau or trading standards office.

3.2 We shall not be liable for any defect in the goods arising from fair wear and tear, wilful damage, accident, negligence by you or any third party, if you use the goods in a way that we the manufacturers do not recommend, you fail to follow our instructions, or any alteration or repair you carry out without our prior written approval.

3.3 We will take reasonable steps to pack the goods properly and to ensure that you receive your order in good condition.

3.4 These terms apply to any repaired or replacement goods we supply to you in the unlikely event that the original goods are faulty or do not otherwise conform with these terms.

3.5  If our goods are used they are no refundable no matter how long you have add the product.

4. Delivery

4.1 Unless otherwise stated, we will aim to procure delivery to you within 12 weeks of the date set out in the order or on which we notify you that they are ready.

4.2 We are a unique manufacturing company and make a lot of our kit to order. We reserve the right to not guarantee delivery date on request but we will do everything we can.  Please contact us if you need the item by a certain date.

4.3 Delivery of the order shall be completed when the goods are delivered/despatched to you.

4.4 Please allow extra time for deliveries outside the United Kingdom mainland, the Scottish Highlands and Islands and other regions which are less accessible to Royal Mail and other carriers.

4.5 If you have not taken delivery of the goods within four weeks of our notifying you that they are ready, we may, after giving you reasonable prior notice in writing, resell or otherwise dispose of part or all of the goods and, after deducting reasonable storage and selling costs, pay you for any excess over the price of the goods or charge you for any shortfall below their price.

4.6 If we are not able to deliver the whole of the order at one time due to operational reasons or shortage of stock, we will deliver the order in instalments. We will not charge you extra delivery costs for this. If you ask us to deliver the order in instalments, we may charge you extra delivery costs. Each instalment shall constitute a separate contract. If we are late delivering an instalment or one instalment is faulty, that will not entitle you to cancel any other instalment.

5. Defective Goods and Returns

5.1 In the unlikely event that the goods do not conform with these terms and the order, please let us know within 10 days after delivery. Subject as set out below, we may ask you to return the goods to us at our cost and once we have checked that the goods are faulty, we may:

(a) provide you with a full or partial refund; or
(b) replace the goods; or
(c) repair the goods.

5.2 These terms will apply to any repaired or replacement goods we supply to you.

5.3 We hope that you will be pleased with your purchase, however you may return your order within seven working days following the day of delivery in accordance with your cancellation rights under the Distance Selling Regulations and receive a full refund for the item(s) returned, not including any associated delivery costs originally charged for the item(s) being returned. For the avoidance of doubt we will not refund your delivery costs when a product(s) is (are) simply unwanted unless the goods are received back within seven working days from the date of delivery. Where part of an order is returned within the seven working days of delivery a refund for delivery charges will only be made for that portion of the total delivery charges that would not otherwise have been made for the goods being retained. Returned items which are not in new or unused condition will not be credited.

5.4 For the avoidance of doubt, we will not be responsible for delivery costs for the return of goods that have been dispatched outside the United Kingdom.

6. Title and Risk

6.1 The goods will be your responsibility from the time of delivery.

6.2 Ownership of the goods will only pass to you when we receive payment in full of all sums due for the goods, including delivery charges.

7. Price and Payment

7.1 The price of the goods will be as set out in the quotation we provided to you or, if we have not provided a quotation or the quotation has expired, in our price list in force at the time we confirm your order. Prices are liable to change at any time, but price changes will not affect orders that we have confirmed in writing.

7.2 These prices include VAT. However, if the rate of VAT changes between the date of the order and the date of delivery, we will adjust the VAT you pay, unless you have already paid for the goods in full before the change in the rate of VAT takes effect.

7.3 These prices exclude delivery costs, which will be added to the total amount due. For the avoidance of doubt, we will not be liable for any export or import duties, taxes etc. arising as a result of the goods being sent to a destination outside the United Kingdom.

7.4 It is always possible that, despite our best efforts, some of the goods we sell may be incorrectly priced. We will normally check prices as part of our dispatch procedures so that, where the goods’ correct price is less than our stated price, we will charge the lower amount when dispatching the goods to you. If the goods’ correct price is higher than the price stated on our website, we will normally, at our discretion, either contact you for instructions before despatching the goods, or reject the order and tell you. For the avoidance of doubt, particularly if the pricing error is obvious and unmistakeable and could have reasonably been recognised by you as a mis-pricing, we do not have to provide the goods to you at the incorrect (lower) price.

7.5 Payment for all goods must be made in advance by credit or debit card at the time of ordering. We accept payment with Visa, Visa Debit, MasterCard and Maestro.

7.6 If you do not make any payment due to us by the due date for payment (as set out in clause 7.5), we may charge interest to you on the overdue amount at the rate of 4% a year above the base lending rate of Lloyds Bank PLC from time to time. This interest shall 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 the overdue amount.

7.7 Without limiting any other remedies or rights that we may have, if you do not pay us on time, we may cancel or suspend any other outstanding order until you have paid the outstanding amounts.

7.8 Paragraphs 7.6 and 7.7 shall not apply for the period of the dispute if you dispute the payment owing in good faith and let us know promptly after you have received the invoice that you dispute it.

8. Limitation of Liability

8.1 Subject to paragraph 8.2, if either of us fails to comply with these terms, neither of us shall be responsible for any losses that the other suffers as a result, except for those losses which are a foreseeable consequence of the failure to comply with these terms.

8.2 Neither of us shall be responsible for losses that result from our failure to comply with these terms including, but not limited to, losses that fall into the following categories:

(a) loss of income or revenue;
(b) loss of business;
(c) loss of anticipated savings;
(d) loss of data; or
(e) any waste of time.

However, this paragraph 8.2 shall not prevent claims for foreseeable loss of, or damage to, your physical property.

8.3 This clause does not include or limit in any way our liability for:

(a) death or personal injury caused by our negligence; or
(b) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or
(c) any breach of the obligations implied by section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 or section 2 of the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982; or
(d) losses for which it is prohibited by section 7 of the Consumer Protection Act 1987 to limit liability; or
(e) any other matter for which it would be illegal or unlawful for us to exclude or attempt to exclude our liability.

8.4 We will not be liable or responsible for any defamatory, misleading, offensive or otherwise inappropriate content of any goods supplied by us. You are deemed to have satisfied yourself as to the nature and type of goods to be purchased before placing an order with us. No liability is accepted by us for any offence, or loss you may suffer as a result of the content of the goods.
8.5 Save as provided in paragraph 8.3, our liability to you under this agreement will not exceed the total value of the order.

9. Events Outside Our Control

9.1 We will not be liable or responsible for any failure to perform, or delay in performance of, any of our obligations under these terms that is caused by events outside our reasonable control (force majeure event).

9.2 A force majeure event includes any act, event, non-occurrence, omission or accident beyond our reasonable control and includes, in particular (without limitation), the following:

(a) strikes, lock-outs or other industrial action; or
(b) civil commotion, riot, invasion, terrorist attack or threat of terrorist attack, war (whether declared or not) or threat or preparation for war; or
(c) fire, explosion, storm, flood, earthquake, subsidence, epidemic or other natural disaster; or
(d) impossibility of the use of railways, shipping, aircraft, motor transport or other means of public or private transport;
(e) impossibility of the use of public or private telecommunications networks; or
(f) failure by our suppliers to supply the goods to us which are required to fulfil your order.

9.3 Our obligations under these terms are suspended for the period that the force majeure event continues, and we will have an extension of time to perform these obligations for the duration of that period. We will take reasonable steps to bring the force majeure event to a close or to find a solution by which our obligations under these terms can be performed despite the force majeure event. If we have been unable to resolve a force majeure event within three months we shall be entitled to cancel your order without penalty save for refunding to you the purchase price you have paid.

10. Assignment

You may not transfer any of your rights or obligations under these terms to another person without our prior written consent, which we will not withhold unreasonably. We can transfer all or any of our rights and obligations under these terms to another organisation, but this will not affect your rights under these terms.

11. Notices

All notices sent by you to us must be sent to Please read these Terms of Use carefully before using the Platform. By using the Platform, you signify your assent and agreement to these Terms of Use. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, then you are not authorised to continue use of the Platform.

Fortis®Clothing Ltd
Hartgrove Hill Farm,Trinity Hill Road, Axminster, Devon EX13 8TB

We may give notice to you at either the e-mail or postal address you provide to us in the order. Notice will be deemed received and properly served on you 24 hours after an e-mail is sent or seven working days after the date of posting of any letter. In proving the service of any notice, it will be sufficient to prove, in the case of a letter, that the letter was properly addressed, stamped and placed in the post and, in the case of an e-mail that the e-mail was sent to the specified e-mail address of the addressee.

12. General

12.1 If any court or competent authority decides that any of the provisions of these terms and/or the order are invalid, unlawful or unenforceable to any extent, that term will, to that extent only, be severed from the remaining terms, which will continue to be valid to the fullest extent permitted by law.

12.2 If we fail, at any time while these terms are in force, to insist that you perform any of your obligations under these terms, or if we do not exercise any of our rights or remedies under these terms, that will not mean that we have waived such rights or remedies and will not mean that you do not have to comply with those obligations. If we do waive a default by you, that will not mean that we will automatically waive any subsequent default by you. No waiver by us of any of these terms shall be effective unless we expressly say that it is a waiver and we tell you so in writing.

12.3 Although we are a family business we do not sell products for purchase by children. If you are under 18, you may only use our website and submit an order under the supervision of a parent or guardian.

12.4 These terms shall be governed by English law and we both agree to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts. For the avoidance of doubt, if you are ordering goods to be sent to a destination outside the United Kingdom you should satisfy yourself that your order complies with the laws of that country.

13. Offers and Promotions

13.1 Fortis® Fortis® Clothing Ltd, Hartgrove Hill Farm,Trinity Hill Road, Axminster, Devon EX13 8TB
Product and Promotion Any prize is non-transferable, non refundable and no cash alternative is available.
The entrant is only permitted to make 1 entry per Promotion. Multiple entries shall not be accepted.
Promotions are not open to employees (or immediate members of their families) of Pedlars, or any other individual or entity connected with the operation of the Promotion. Promotions are open to UK residents only.
Promotion is not open to any person who has won the competition previously.
The closing date for Promotion entries is midday (GMT) on the date identified as the closing date in the Specific Promotion Terms. Late entries (i.e. entries received after the specified closing date) will not be accepted.

Privacy Policy

Fortis®, is a trading name of Country Covers Ltd, Hartgrove Hill Farm,Trinity Hill Road, Axminster, Devon EX13 8TB, a company registered in England under Company Number 09488318, registered at: Fortis® Clothing Ltd, Hartgrove Hill Farm,Trinity Hill Road, Axminster, Devon EX13 8TB
This privacy policy sets out the way we may use the personal information that we may obtain from you. By your continued use of our website you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this Privacy Policy. For additional conditions of use, please see our standard terms of business.

1 – We use the information you provide us with, to:

2 – Disclosure of Your Information

We may pass your information to third parties as follows:

a) Agents

Our employees and agents may perform certain functions on our behalf, for example supplying orders, delivery, sending correspondence, analysing data, providing marketing assistance and processing credit card payments. These third parties may be given access to personal information required by them to perform their functions, but may not use it for any other purpose. Furthermore, they must process the personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy and as permitted by the UK’s Data Protection Act.

b) Business transfers

As we continue to develop our business, we may sell or buy stores, subsidiaries or business units. In such transactions, customer information may be one of the transferred business assets but remains subject to the undertakings made in this Privacy Policy (unless of course, the customer consents otherwise). Also in the unlikely event that Fortis® or substantially all of its assets are sold, customer information will of course be one of the transferred assets, and you are deemed to have accepted that.

c) Fraud prevention

We may release customer account and other personal information to comply with the law, enforce or apply our Standard Terms of Business and other agreements, or protect the rights, property or safety of Fortis® Clothing our customers and others. This may include exchanging information with other companies and organisations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

d) Other Third Parties

We may share the information you have provided with other companies in the Fortis® group and our affiliates from time to time. If you do not want your information to be used in this way, please confirm so at the end of the privacy section or inform us in writing.

3 – Cookies

Fortis® Clothing uses cookies on the website. Cookies are small files of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive so it is important that you log off when you have finished shopping, especially when you are using a shared computer. The information stored by cookies provides us with site usage information, which together with purchase information will enable us to continually improve and develop the products and services we offer.

You are deemed to have consented to the storage of cookies by your use of this website.

4 – Security

Fortis® takes online security very seriously. However, we cannot guarantee the security of any data you disclose online.
All reasonable endeavours have been made to ensure that all transaction information is encrypted. You are recommended to check the lower bar of your browser when you fill in your payment details for an unbroken key or closed lock, highlighting that encryption is active and your information should be secure.

5 – Age

Although Fortis® is a family business, Fortis® does not sell products for purchase by children. If you are under 18, you may use Fortis® under the supervision of a parent or guardian.

6 – Your Rights

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes within the Fortis® group. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at Fortis® Clothing Ltd, , Hartgrove Hill Farm,Trinity Hill Road, Axminster, Devon EX13 8TB Email: info@fortisclothing.co.uk

7 – Links to other websites

Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from other websites of interest. 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.

8 – Changes to our Privacy Policy

Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

9 – General

If you have any comments or queries in connection with our Privacy Policy, please let us know and we will try and resolve the issue for you.

Manufactured in Devon, England. Most items are made to order. Our current lead time is 5-7 weeks before delivery. This is the busiest we have ever been. Please be patient with us and ring for anything urgent.