By accessing, subscribing to The Cake Tasting Club, or using any Cake Tasting Club operated Site or mobile application (or any content, service), (collectively, the “site”), you agree to abide and be bound by the terms described herein.
Online Purchases and Terms of Sale
Registration: You are required to create an account in order to purchase from our Site.
Subscribing: By subscribing you agree to pay your subscription fee for the goods that are delivered for the term agreed by both parties.
Any introductory discount applied on the 3, 6 or 12 month subscription means your first month is an introductory promo box. It also means you have a minimum of another 3, 6 or 12 payments due on your commitment term before you can cancel.
Generally all of our introductory discounts and offers are only applied on 3, 6 or 12 month subscription. This will be made clear on our checkout process when you select your subscription length. If an offer is available on the 1 month subscription it will be stated there. If no offer is stated there, the offers do not apply to that subscription.
Subscription Renewal: By signing up to a Cake Tasting Club subscription you understand and agree you will be charged at the standard rate and that any promotional codes used as a new customer at signup do not transfer or apply to your renewal fee. The Company do not accept any responsibility or offer refunds for ‘auto renewals’ proceeding if you have failed to cancel your subscription before your next renewal date. You understand and agree that you will be automatically billed after your current subscription of 1, 3, 6 or 12 months expires unless the subscription is 'set to cancel' before your final payment date in your initial commitment.
YOUR SUBSCRIPTION IS CONTINUOUS UNTIL YOU CANCEL AND, IF YOU CANCEL YOUR MEMBERSHIP BEFORE THE END OF AN EXISTING SUBSCRIPTION PERIOD, YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THE REMAINDER OF THAT SUBSCRIPTION PERIOD.
IF YOU DO NOT CANCEL YOUR MEMBERSHIP PRIOR TO YOUR SUBSCRIPTION RENEWAL. YOUR SUBSCRIPTION WILL AUTOMATICALLY RENEW FOR A NEW SUBSCRIPTION PERIOD OF THE SAME AMOUNT OF TIME.
Cancellation: We will be sad to see you go, but you can turn off your auto renewal at any time. If you have committed for a longer subscription and have boxes left to receive you will be charged for, and will be shipped the remaining boxes. Then upon completion of your original commitment your subscription will automatically be cancelled.
E.G If you sign up for a 12 month subscription and have paid for 8 boxes you will be charged for another 4 before your subscription finishes.. This does not initiate any kind of refund if you fail to cancel before the renewal date.
Your subscription is continuous until you cancel and, if you cancel your membership before the end of an existing subscription commitment period, you will be charged for the remainder of that subscription period.
By The Cake Tasting Club stating you can cancel at anytime this directly refers to the renewal and not your commitment term.
Any discounts given on the first month of a new subscription are applied on the assumption you stay subscribed for the entire initial commitment period. If you request to cancel before the end of the initial commitment you no longer qualify for any discount on any boxes and must pay the one month rate for any box you received a discount on.
The Cake Tasting Club does not offer a 'free trial' or '£1 trial' or a '€1 trial' unless stated. You can only cancel after the first box if you select a month to month subscription. A 3, 6 Month or 12 month subscription is different and you have agreed to stay for the entire subscription period. This policy protects the company from abuse of our discount systems given to new members who want to join up on a new subscription. If you agree to a 6 month or 12 month subscription you need to stay for the full commitment period. Normal month to month or 1 month subscriptions can be cancelled at any point.
The Cake Tasting Club discounts are one per household.
The Cake Tasting Club is a subscription service, by signing up you agree it is your responsibility to cancel your own subscription by logging into your account profile. The Company do not accept responsibility to cancel your account on your behalf. It is up to the customer alone to cancel the subscription. Cancellations must be completed before the next renewal date. Your subscription will renew on the same date of the month that you signed up after your commitment period ends. EG You sign up for 6 months on the 5th of February your membership will automatically renew on August 5th.
You must cancel your subscription 24 hours before the renewal date. IF YOU DO NOT CANCEL PRIOR TO THE RENEWAL DATE OF A CALENDAR MONTH, YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THAT MONTH’S SERVICE AND YOU WILL RECEIVE A Cake Tasting Club box. All cancellation requests received after the renewal date of a calendar month will apply to the following calendar month.
Missing Boxes All boxes are sent with Royal Mail and are tracked to the door. Any issues with delivery must be reported to [email protected] and we hope to resolve the issue for you as quickly as possible.
Billing & Payments : You will automatically be charged each month for your ongoing subscription. If you have committed to a subscription period lasting longer than one month (e.g., a three month, six month or twelve month plan), you will automatically be charged each month during that subscription period, even if you have set your subscription or membership to cancel prior to the end of that subscription period. Further, unless you cancel your subscription or membership prior to the end of your then-current subscription period, at the end of that period, your subscription will automatically be renewed for an additional subscription period of the same amount of time.
Prepaid credit / debit cards are not accepted.
For your convenience and continuous subscription benefits as a member, if your payment method reaches its expiration date, you do not edit your credit card information and you have an ongoing subscription, you authorize us to continue billing that credit card on file including extending the expiration date until we are notified by you or the credit card company that the account is no longer valid. We encourage you to constantly update your payment method information or cancel your membership should you wish to discontinue your monthly purchase of Products.
Your Personal Data: Your security is paramount to us. We use a reputable third party to process all payments ‘Stripe Europe Ltd’ (Data Protection Ref: 13901/A), and you agree that we can store your information with this party. You also acknowledge that we will not be held responsible for any third party security breaches.
Shipping: Our listed prices include shipping fees and VAT unless otherwise stated. All orders placed on our website are subject to availability. Products will be shipped according to our Site shipping terms.
Loss of Goods: Our ‘delivery company is responsible for the delivery of all goods ordered.
Return / Refund Policy: All sales and subscriptions made on our Site are considered final. The Company has a return policy in line with distance selling laws, if there is a problem or defect with any product delivered by The Cake Tasting Club we will do our utmost to rectify the problem.Please refer to our FAQ page, or you can contact customer service using [email protected]. It would be the customers responsibility to cancel the subscription when they want.
Correspondence: We send e-mail correspondence and newsletters following orders and registration by members. You can opt out of these at anytime.
Pricing/Errors: Product prices and product availability are subject to change without notice. We may cancel any offer and reserve the right to correct errors, including after an order has been submitted, whether or not your credit/debit card has been charged. If your credit/debit card has already been charged and your order is cancelled, the Company will issue a refund to your credit/debit card account in the amount of the charge. You accept that your subscription being ‘auto renewed’ on the date advised at sign up is not considered an error liable for refund.
Order Acceptance/Confirmation: We reserve the right at any time after receipt of your order to accept or decline your order. The Company reserves the right to decline sales to any party.
Site and Contents Ownership
The Site is owned by The Cake Tasting Club LTD. All of the content displayed on the Site, including, but not limited to, text, graphics, data, photographic images, moving images, sound, illustrations, software and the selection and arrangement thereof (“The Cake Tasting Club LTD") its licensors or its third-party image partners. All elements of the Site, are protected by copyright, trade dress, moral rights, trademark and other laws relating to the protection of intellectual property
Use of the Site
All content is intended for customers of The Cake Tasting Club. You may not use the Site or for any purpose not related to your business with The Cake Tasting Club LTD You are prohibited from: (a) copying or re-transmitting any or all of the Site or content without a written agreement from The Cake Tasting Club Ltd; (b) using any data mining, robots or similar data gathering or extraction methods; (c) registering, subscribing, unsubscribing or attempting to register, subscribe or unsubscribe any party for any The Cake Tasting Club LTD. product or service if you are not authorized to do so; (d) modifying any part of the Site or The Cake Tasting Club LTD. (e) disabling or interfering with security-related features of the Site or any system resources, services or networks connected to or accessible through the Site; (f) selling, licensing or leasing any content without specific written authorisation from The Cake Tasting Club LTD.; and (g) using the Site other than for its intended purpose. (h) Additionally, you agree not to use the Site or contents in any manner that could damage the reputation of the company.
All logos, designs and trademark and any other product or service name or slogan contained in the Site are trademarks of The Cake Tasting Club and its suppliers or licensers, and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of the company or the applicable trademark holder. In addition, the design of the Site, including all page headers, custom graphics, button icons and scripts, may not be copied, without written permission.
Your participation, correspondence or business dealings with any third party found on or through the Site, regarding the payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such third party. You agree that The Cake Tasting Club shall not be responsible or liable for any loss, damage or other matters of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings.
Interactive Services or Areas
By using any Interactive Areas, you agree not to upload or create or otherwise publish through the Site any of the following: a. Any data, information, text, music, sound, comment, photos, graphics, code or other material ("User Content") that is defamatory, obscene, pornographic, harmful to minors, indecent, lewd, unlawful, invasive of privacy or publicity rights or abusive; b. Viruses, corrupted data or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files; and c. Unsolicited promotions, political campaigning, advertising, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes or solicitations;
Registration Data and Account Security
By using the Site or subscribing to The Cake Tasting Club you agree to: (a) provide accurate information about you on the Site ("Registration Data"); (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data, and any other information you provide to Company; (c) maintain the security of your password; (d) notify us immediately of any breach of security connected with your account; (e) accept all responsibility for any and all activities that occur under your account; and (f) accept all risks of unauthorised access to the data and any other information you provide.
You agree to defend, The Cake Tasting Club and its affiliates, licensers, subsidiaries, independent contractors, investors, employees, agents, third party information providers and against any claims, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys' fees) issues arising out of or related to anything connected to the contents of your Cake Tasting Club box.
You also agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless The Cake Tasting Club Ltd, its affiliates, licensers, subsidiaries, independent contractors, investors, employees, agents, third party information providers and against any claims, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys' fees) arising out of or related to anything related to User Content that you post, store or otherwise transmit on or through the Site, your conduct, your use or inability to use the Site, your breach or alleged breach of the Site Terms or of any representation or warranty contained herein, your unauthorised use of the The Cake Tasting Club Ltd. Content, or your violation of any rights of another.
The Cake Tasting Club Ltd will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from contents contained within your Cake Tasting Club box (including but not limited to, personal injury, pain and suffering, emotional distress, choking, medical complaints, death or injury to any animal or person). Children must be monitored at all times when eating our bakes.
The Cake Tasting Club Ltd. will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of the site or content, including, but not limited to lost profits, and direct, indirect, incidental, punitive and consequential damages. We make no warranty that the site is free from infection by viruses or anything else that has contaminating or destructive properties.
Limitation of Liability
In no event shall The Cake Tasting Club, its directors, investors, employees or agents be liable for any direct, indirect or consequential damages, or any other damages of any kind, including but not limited to death, illness, medical complaints, loss of profits or loss of data, whether in an action in contract, tort (including but not limited to negligence) or otherwise, arising out of or in any way connected with the use of the site, our products, the services, Cake Tasting Club box Content or the materials contained in or accessed through the site, including without limitation any damages caused by mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletion of files or email, errors, defects, viruses, whether or not resulting from acts of god, communications failure, theft, destruction or unauthorised access to The Cake Tasting Club Ltd records, programmes or services. You agree total cumulative liability shall not exceed the amount paid to The Cake Tasting Club Ltd. for that calendar month in question.
The Cake Tasting Club Ltd reserve the right, without notice and in its sole discretion, to terminate your account/subscription and/or to block your use of the Site.
Changes to Site Terms
Your privacy is important to us. It is The Cake Tasting Club Ltd's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect from you across our website, http://www.thecaketastingclub.com, and other sites we own and operate.
Information we collect
When you visit our website, our servers may automatically log the standard data provided by your web browser. This data is considered “non-identifying information”, as it does not personally identify you on its own. It may include your computer’s Internet Protocol (IP) address, your browser type and version, the pages you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on each page, and other details.
We may also collect data about the device you are using to access our website. This data may include the device type, operating system, unique device identifiers, device settings, and geo-location data. What we collect can depend on the individual settings of your device and software. We recommend checking the policies of your device manufacturer or software provider to learn what information they make available to us.
We may ask for personal information, such as your name, email address, physical address, and payment details. This data is considered “identifying information”, as it can personally identify you.
We only request this information when you interact with our site services—like shopping and transacting on our site, creating a user account, or subscribing to our newsletter. We may also ask for personal information belonging to someone else when you buy goods and services as gifts intended for direct delivery to the recipient. We only use collected personal information in the context of providing or improving these services.
How we collect information
We collect information by fair and lawful means, with your knowledge and consent. We also let you know why we’re collecting it and how it will be used. You are free to refuse our request for this information, with the understanding that we may be unable to provide you with some of your desired services without it.
Use of information
We may use a combination of identifying and non-identifying information to understand who our visitors are, how they use our services, and how we may improve their experience of our website in future. We also use this information to gain insights into demographics, product and service popularity, and the effectiveness of our marketing activity. We do not disclose the specifics of this information publicly, but may share aggregated and anonymised versions of this information, for example, in website and customer usage trend reports.
We primarily use your personal information for the purposes of processing your orders of products and services, delivering those products and services to you (or your nominated recipient), and granting you access to engage with certain areas of our site.
We may use your personal details to contact you with updates about our website and services, along with promotional content that we believe may be of interest to you. If you wish to opt out of receiving promotional content, you can follow the “unsubscribe” instructions provided alongside any promotional correspondence from us.
Data processing and storage
The personal information we collect is stored and processed in , or where we or our partners, affiliates and third-party providers maintain facilities. We only transfer data within jurisdictions subject to data protection laws that reflect our commitment to protecting the privacy of our users.
We only retain personal information for as long as necessary to provide a service, or to improve our services in future. While we retain this data, we will protect it within commercially acceptable means to prevent loss and theft, as well as unauthorised access, disclosure, copying, use or modification. That said, we advise that no method of electronic transmission or storage is 100% secure, and cannot guarantee absolute data security.
If you request your personal information be deleted, or where your personal information becomes no longer relevant to our operations, we will erase it from our system within a reasonable timeframe.
Third-party access to information
We use third-party services for:
- Analytics tracking
- User authentication
- Advertising and promotion
- Content marketing
- Email marketing
- Payment processing
These services may access our data solely for the purpose of performing specific tasks on our behalf. We do not share any personally identifying information with them without your explicit consent. We do not give them permission to disclose or use any of our data for any other purpose.
We may, from time to time, allow limited access to our data by external consultants and agencies for the purpose of analysis and service improvement. This access is only permitted for as long as necessary to perform a specific function. We only work with external agencies whose privacy policies align with ours.
We will refuse government and law enforcement requests for data if we believe a request is too broad or unrelated to its stated purpose. However, we may cooperate if we believe the requested information is necessary and appropriate to comply with legal process, to protect our own rights and property, to protect the safety of the public and any person, to prevent a crime, or to prevent what we reasonably believe to be illegal, legally actionable, or unethical activity.
We do not otherwise share or supply personal information to third parties. We do not sell or rent your personal information to marketers or third parties.
Limits of our policy
Our website may link to external sites that are not operated by us. Please be aware that we have no control over the content and policies of those sites, and cannot accept responsibility or liability for their respective privacy practices.
Changes to this policy
Your rights and responsibilities
As our user, you have the right to be informed about how your data is collected and used. You are entitled to know what data we collect about you, and how it is processed. You are entitled to correct and update any personal information about you, and to request this information be deleted. You may amend your account information at any time, using the tools provided in your account control panel.
You are entitled to restrict or object to our use of your data, while retaining the right to use your personal information for your own purposes. You have the right to opt out of data about you being used in decisions based solely on automated processing.
Feel free to contact us if you have any concerns or questions about how we handle your data and personal information.
The Cake Tasting Club Ltd Data Controller
The Cake Tasting Club Ltd Data Protection Officer
This policy is effective as of 21 May 2018.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small piece of data that a website stores on your device when you visit, typically containing information about the website itself, a unique identifier that allows the site to recognise your web browser when you return, additional data that serves the purpose of the cookie, and the lifespan of the cookie itself.
Cookies are used to enable certain features (eg. logging in), to track site usage (eg. analytics), to store your user settings (eg. timezone, notification preferences), and to personalise your content (eg. advertising, language).
Cookies set by the website you are visiting are normally referred to as “first-party cookies”, and typically only track your activity on that particular site. Cookies set by other sites and companies (ie. third parties) are called “third-party cookies”, and can be used to track you on other websites that use the same third-party service.
Types of cookies and how we use them
Essential cookies are crucial to your experience of a website, enabling core features like user logins, account management, shopping carts and payment processing. We use essential cookies to enable certain functions on our website.
Performance cookies are used in the tracking of how you use a website during your visit, without collecting personal information about you. Typically, this information is anonymous and aggregated with information tracked across all site users, to help companies understand visitor usage patterns, identify and diagnose problems or errors their users may encounter, and make better strategic decisions in improving their audience’s overall website experience. These cookies may be set by the website you’re visiting (first-party) or by third-party services. We use performance cookies on our site.
Functionality cookies are used in collecting information about your device and any settings you may configure on the website you’re visiting (like language and timezone settings). With this information, websites can provide you with customised, enhanced or optimised content and services. These cookies may be set by the website you’re visiting (first-party) or by third-party service. We use functionality cookies for selected features on our site.
Targeting / advertising cookies are used in determining what promotional content is more relevant and appropriate to you and your interests. Websites may use them to deliver targeted advertising or to limit the number of times you see an advertisement. This helps companies improve the effectiveness of their campaigns and the quality of content presented to you. These cookies may be set by the website you’re visiting (first-party) or by third-party services. Targeting / advertising cookies set by third-parties may be used to track you on other websites that use the same third-party service. We use targeting / advertising cookies on our site.
Third-party cookies on our site
Our third-party privacy promise
We review the privacy policies of all our third-party providers before enlisting their services to ensure their practices align with ours. We will never knowingly include third-party services that compromise or violate the privacy of our users.
How you can control or opt out of cookies
If you browse websites from multiple devices, you may need to update your settings on each individual device.
Although some cookies can be blocked with little impact on your experience of a website, blocking all cookies may mean you are unable to access certain features and content across the sites you visit.
We encourage parents to engage with us in protecting their children’s privacy, ensuring a safe and enjoyable online experience.
Collecting information from children
At times, we may require information from children to enable participation in certain activities, for example, registering an account, customising a profile, or receiving notifications. When collecting non-personal information, we encourage children never to provide any details that may personally identify them or reveal their location. We do not require children to provide more information than is necessary to participate in an activity.
We do not use children’s contact details for marketing purposes, though we may use them for our internal marketing and research in order to improve the quality of products and services offered across our site.
In accordance with COPPA, if an activity does require any personal information (such as first name, last name, or email address), we will provide notice to and seek consent from a parent or guardian prior to collecting the information. We only retain collected information for as long as necessary to enable participation in the requested activity.
In the event we discover we have collected personal information in a manner non-compliant with COPPA, we will either delete the information or seek parental consent.
As a parent/guardian, if you believe your child is participating in an activity that collects personal information, and you have not received a notification or request for consent, please feel free to get in touch via our contact page http://www.thecaketastingclub.com. We do not use parent contact details for marketing purposes unless marketing materials are explicitly requested.
Safeguarding children’s privacy
We take security seriously, and do what we can within commercially acceptable means to protect your child’s personal information from loss or theft, as well as unauthorised access, disclosure, copying, use or modification. That said, we advise that no method of electronic transmission or storage is 100% secure, and cannot guarantee absolute data security.
Information abuse and community misconduct
We do not tolerate doxing (publishing of private or personal information about an individual without their consent), cyberbullying, or other forms of information abuse on http://www.thecaketastingclub.com.
If we discover that a child’s personal information has been disclosed on our site without the express consent of their parent/guardian, we will remove the content in question as quickly as possible and effect disciplinary measures (a warning, suspension or ban) on the offending account.
Third-party access to information
We do not knowingly disclose any personally identifying information or personal information provided by children to third parties. We may, however, disclose anonymised and aggregated versions of this information (analytics and statistics) for business, marketing or public relations purposes.
Parental controls and intervention
As a parent/guardian, you may at any time refuse to let us collect further information from your children for a particular activity or account. If you have given us consent previously, you may log in to your child’s account to review, edit or delete the information, or contact us via to request the removal of the information from our records.
Please be aware that the removal of certain information may result in the termination of the associated account, or withdrawal from the associated activity.