Auction Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

1.1 This Website acts as an online venue to allow Big Canopy Campout CIC to auction and sell (in accordance with applicable law and regulations) and to provide You with the opportunity to bid for and buy such property. 

1.2 By accessing or using the Services You agree to be legally bound by these Terms and Conditions. 

1.3 We reserve the right to change these Terms and Conditions at any time. Amendments will take effect when posted on the Website. The date of the Terms and Conditions are stated at the top of the Terms and Conditions. The Terms and Conditions current at the start of a Transaction will apply until that Transaction is completed. Your continued use of the Services after any amendments to the Terms and Conditions shall be deemed to constitute your binding acceptance of such amendments. 

1.4 We reserve the right to modify or withdraw this Website (or any part) at any time without notice.

2 Participation in the Online Service 

2.1 You can browse the Website at any time without registering. To use the Services, You are required to register as a member by completing the online "User Registration Form" on the Website and submitting it to Us by clicking on the "Register" link. Registration and use of the facility to bid for items via the Website is free. 

2.2 The Services are only available to individuals who are aged 18 years and over (and by registering and accepting these Terms and Conditions You represent to Us and Bumblebee Auction Organisations that You are not a minor and can form legally binding contracts under applicable law); and

 2.3 If You are registering on behalf of a business entity, You represent and warrant that You have authority to bind the entity to these Terms and Conditions. Without prejudice to your warranty, We reserve the right to ask You for written authority from the business entity before registering any business entity. 

2.4 You agree to ensure that your registration details are up to date and accurate and to update any details when necessary. 

2.5 You warrant and undertake to Us that all the information supplied to Us on the User Registration Form is true and accurate.

 2.6 We reserve the right in our sole discretion to refuse any application to register and access the Services and to temporarily or indefinitely suspend any registered members. 

2.7 You agree not to impersonate any other person or entity or use any false name or use any other person's user name and password to access the Services. 

2.8 You agree and warrant that You will implement and comply with the above procedures.

3 General rules governing bidding and buying 

3.1 You can only make a bid and use the Services if You are registered. You agree to comply with any instructions or notifications posted on the Website from time to time in relation to use of the Services. 

3.2 All auctions will be conducted in pounds sterling ("GB£"). You are responsible for ensuring that You have sufficient funds to cover the cost of Your bid and make payment in accordance with the applicable payment method. 

3.3 Any bid that you make via this Website constitutes a legal offer to buy the item from the relevant Big Canopy Campout CIC You may not retract a bid except for limited circumstances allowed under applicable law, for example, where the item does not materially comply with the description provided in relation to it on the Website. 

3.4 Big Canopy Campout CIC are entitled to set applicable minimum bids or reserve requirements and are entitled to change these during the auction period. If an auction subject to a reserve ends and the reserve price is not met You and the relevant Bumblebee Auction Organisation are released from any obligation to complete the Transaction.

 3.5 By bidding for an item you agree to be bound by any conditions of sale included in the item's description on the Website. 

3.6 Any bid you make will remain open for the time period specified on the Website. We reserve the right to automatically extend this fixed time period by up to 10 minute increments where the highest bid is submitted within 10 minutes before the close of an auction to allow time for responses and final bids. This Website does not support the practice known as "sniping" where bidders place bids within the final few minutes of an auction and do not allow other bidders time to respond. 

3.7 The winning bid in any auction will be the first highest bid to be registered by the relevant Big Canopy Campout CIC that exceeds the reserve price (if any) and meets the conditions that are specific to that auction. 

3.8 If you bid for an item via the Website, You acknowledge and agree that if You have placed the highest bid which is (where applicable) at or above any reserve price or minimum bid and Big Canopy Campout CIC has confirmed acceptance of your bid, You have entered into a legally binding contract to buy the item from that Big Canopy Campout CIC. 

3.9 Big Canopy Campout CIC have full discretion to refuse to accept your bid or withdraw any lot for whatever reason at any time. 

3.10 Big Canopy Campout CIC reserves the right to cancel or stop an auction at any time, such as where the Found Property displayed for auction is recognised by the rightful owner. 

3.11 If your bid is successful you will be contacted by the relevant Big Canopy Campout CIC team to confirm acceptance of your bid and the amount of the successful bid and details of the relevant items, payment method details and details for You to arrange for collection of the items from the Big Canopy Campout CIC. 

3.12 If for whatever reason the Big Canopy Campout CIC is unable to contact You within 48 hours of the closure of the auction and/or there is a problem with your payment of any items, then Big Canopy Campout CIC will be entitled in their discretion to offer the items to the next highest bidder, to re-auction the items or dispose of the items by any other means. 

3.13 You agree to comply with all applicable laws, statutes and regulations concerning your use of the Services.

4 Payment 

4.1 Payment for items will be collected via BACS through an invoice to your registered email address. 

4.2 Details of the payment method will be provided to You by The Big Canopy Campout CIC if your bid is successful. 

4.3 The amount of any successful bid will be inclusive of VAT (if any) and of delivery or collection costs.

5 Returns

5.1 Other than as may be required under law, Big Canopy Campout CIC will not under any circumstances accept the return of collected items. 

5.2 You are responsible for inspecting any items at the time of collection to ensure that they match the items described on the Website. 

5.3 In limited circumstances, where You are legally entitled to return an item, it must be returned direct to the Big Canopy Campout CIC that sold the item within 14 days of collection. Refunds will be processed and issued after the item that is entitled to be returned has been received by the relevant Big Canopy Campout CIC in its original or delivered state.

 5.4 In the event of a dispute about an item, You and the Big Canopy Campout CIC agree to follow the dispute resolution procedure set out in clause 8 below.

 5.5 You acknowledge that there is no other right to return or cancel items that You have purchased and that the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000 do not apply to these Services.

6 Availability of the Website 

6.1 You acknowledge that due to the nature of the Internet, We cannot guarantee that access to the Website will uninterrupted or that e-mails or other electronic transmissions will be sent to You or received by Us or that the content of such transmissions will be secure during transmission.

7 User Indemnity 

7.1 You agree to fully indemnify, defend and hold Us harmless immediately upon demand from and against all actions, liability, claims, losses, damages, costs and expenses (including legal fees) We incur arising directly or indirectly as a result of your breach of these Terms and Conditions, including without limitation any claim against Us by a Big canopy Campout CIC that you have not honoured your commitments in respect of a Transaction. 

8 Dispute Resolution Procedure

 8.1 In the event of any dispute Big Canopy Campout CIC arising in relation to these Terms and Conditions you agree to follow the following dispute resolution procedure: (a) You will notify Us of the nature of the dispute as soon as possible at the address set out at clause 9 below; (b) if any dispute is not resolved with 30 days from the date on which a notice setting out the nature of the dispute is received by Us, either You or Us may request a meeting within 14 days with the relevant parties who have the power to resolve the dispute. (c) if any dispute is not resolved within 14 days following the meeting referred to in sub-clause (b) above, any party may then take such steps as it feels are necessary to resolve the dispute.

9 Notices 

9.1 Except as otherwise stated, any notices that you wish to send to Us should be e-mailed to Any notices that We may wish to draw to your attention will be displayed on the Website. 

9.2 Notices will be deemed received upon confirmation of complete receipt being given by Us; 10 Termination of the Service 

10.1 We reserve the right in our sole discretion to: (a) discontinue any auction or bid and exclude You from using the Service where You are in breach of any of these Terms and Conditions; (b) suspend or discontinue the Service at any time.