All items, goods or services that are offered for auction (“Goods”) have been donated by third parties (“Donors”) for the sole purpose of raising money and awareness for exceptionally talented individuals pursuing extraordinary goals in Art, Sport, and Knowledge by way of either live or online auctions (each an “Auction”).
These Terms and Conditions regulate each Auction.
The term “ASK”, refers to Ask4Events Limited. For more information about ASK, see About Us. The term "You" refers to any individuals and/or entities who may bid for Goods in any Auction.
Only individuals who can lawfully enter into and form contracts under applicable law may bid for and buy the Goods in the Auctions. In all cases you must be at least 18 years of age.
Legal status of bids
Each placement of a bid will constitute a legal offer and shall be binding on you. As such, the bid may not be withdrawn after it is placed and may be accepted as the winning bid at any time.
All bids will remain valid until payment for the relevant Goods has been received by ASK.
Bids will not be accepted unless they are at least £1.00 (one pound) higher than the current highest bid.
To be the winning bid in an Auction, the bid must be the highest bid and must meet any other conditions which may be specific to each Auction (“Winning Bid”). If additional conditions apply, they will be published alongside the description of the Goods prior to the commencement of each Auction.
If your bid is followed by a higher bid which is later removed by ASK for any reason, it will be open to ASK to accept your bid, as though the higher bid had never been made.
If your bid is successful, ASK will notify you by email and/or telephone to confirm the amount of the Winning Bid and details of the relevant Goods, and to arrange payment and delivery.
By entering an Auction you consent to being contacted by ASK or its service providers by the above means for the purposes of fulfilling the Auction.
If ASK does not successfully receive payment for the Winning Bid by you, ASK reserves the right to offer the Goods to the next highest bidder. When payment has been received by ASK, the relevant Auction will close and all unsuccessful bids will lapse.
ASK reserves the right to refuse or remove bids at its absolute discretion.
ASK reserves the right to cancel one or all of the Auctions at any stage.
ASK reserves the right to close an Auction early, extend it, cancel it or delay it at any time at its sole discretion.
If an Auction is cancelled for any reason and subsequently re-activated, all previous bids will lapse and bidding will commence afresh.
If there is a dispute between you and another bidder, ASK is under no obligation to become involved in such dispute. You hereby release ASK, its officers, employees and agents and the Donors from any claims, demands or damages arising out of or in connection with any such disputes and/or this website.
Goods bought at an Auction are non-refundable and non-exchangeable, save as set out in the paragraph dealing with refund and exchange of Goods. ASK cannot guarantee the condition or suitability of the Goods or the fitness of the Goods for their stated purpose.
You acknowledge that the Goods may differ slightly from the photographic images displayed on this website.
You acknowledge that all information that is provided as a description of each of the Goods is reproduced by ASK in good faith and is consistent with information supplied to ASK. As such, ASK cannot be held responsible for inaccurate or misleading product descriptions.
ASK shall have the right to substitute Goods of a similar description and standard if for any reason the relevant Goods are not available.
Payment must be received by cheque, debit card or credit card payment to Ask4Events Limited at a live auction or by credit card only for an online auction.
Payment must be received by ASK within 10 days of you receiving confirmation that your bid is the Winning Bid from ASK. However, ASK may request payment at an earlier date.
Payment will include the amount of the Winning Bid and the cost of delivery (if applicable) which shall be notified to you by ASK.
Unless otherwise agreed by ASK, Goods will not be released to you until cleared payment has been received. If payment is made by cheque after a live auction, Goods will not be released to you until the cheque has cleared.
Each Auction will be conducted in pounds Sterling or US dollars and payment must be received in these currencies.
Although ASK believes that it is exempt from paying VAT for the purposes of the Auctions, if this position should change, the amount of the Winning Bid shall be inclusive of any applicable VAT.
You acknowledge that the amount of the Winning Bid does not include the costs of delivery and you may be required to pay additional charges for insurance, packaging and delivery. Any additional charges will be notified to you by and agreed in advance with, ASK.
You must provide a valid delivery address and a signature may be required upon delivery.
Damages to or loss of the Goods during transit are not the responsibility of ASK.
Delivery of the Goods is subject to delivery by the Donor. In the event that delivery does not occur for whatever reason, you agree that your sole remedy will be to receive a refund of any payment received by ASK from you in respect of the Winning Bid and, if paid in advance by you, any costs paid for delivery.
Refund and Exchange of Goods
ASK shall refund the amount of the Winning Bid or request that the Donor exchange Goods that are shown to be defective within the meaning set out in section 3 of the Consumer Protection Act 1987 Part 1. In order to be considered for a refund or exchange of Goods, you must notify ASK in writing of the relevant defect within 30 days of the Goods having been sent by ASK to you.
You agree that your sole remedy for any deemed misdescription of the Goods will be to receive a refund of any payment made by you for the Goods and, (if applicable) the cost of delivery. However, such repayments shall only be made in the case of a materially significant misdescription and provided the Goods have not been used by you. Notice of such misdescription must be received by ASK within 14 days of receipt by you of the Goods following which we will contact you to discuss repayment and return of the Goods to us.
You acknowledge and agree that you will not be entitled to either a refund of the amount of the Winning Bid, or an exchange of Goods, in the event that you should decide that you no longer want the Goods.
You acknowledge that certain of the Goods may contain specific refund or warranty conditions which will be included in the description of the Goods prior to each Auction and may legally bind you.
ASK endeavours to ensure that the information and other material on this website are correct and complete, but does not accept liability (except as set out below) for any errors in or omissions from this website.
ASK will use all reasonable endeavours to correct errors and omissions as quickly as practicable after being notified of them.
Except as specifically set out in this Agreement, ASK makes no representation and expressly excludes all conditions or warranties, expressed or implied, including (but not limited to) the availability, quality, timeliness, performance or fitness for a particular purpose of any of the Goods available, to the full extent permitted by English law.
ASK shall not be liable for any claims or losses of any nature arising directly or indirectly from any inability by you to access the website because of, amongst other things, technical difficulties experienced by ASK, Donors or the internet. ASK makes no warranty that the website will meet your requirements, or that it will be timely, secure or error free.
ASK shall not in any circumstances be liable in contract or tort (including negligence and breach of statutory duty) for any indirect or consequential loss, howsoever caused or arising in connection with this Agreement or your use of this website, or Goods purchased by you.
You agree that ASK will only be liable for direct loss up to a maximum total of the amount of the Winning Bid in respect of any one incident or series of incidents attributable to the same cause.
Nothing in this Agreement shall purport to exclude liability for death or personal injury where such has been caused by the negligence of ASK.