Terms and Conditions - Subscriptions and Purchases

Goods and Services Offered

The Society of Saint Gregory (the ‘Society’) offers membership through annual subscription. Members receive three issues of Music and Liturgy, the Society’s journal. Subscription rates vary for UK, Europe and the rest of the world to cover the variation in postal charges. Subscriptions run for 12 months from the date of payment. Reduced rates are only available in the UK and apply to students and people over the national pensionable age.

Periodically, the Society publishes material to assist in liturgical formation and for music resource and operates courses and study days.

The McElligott Fund exists to support students, unwaged or otherwise in need, to attend the annual Summer School in order to study Liturgy and Music. The Fund enables the Society to provide assisted places at its schools. Dom Bernard McElligott, after whom the fund is named, was a founder of the Society in 1929.

The following, together with our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use of our website, are the legal Terms and Conditions which apply to our supplies of goods and services and acceptance of online payments.

We amend these Terms and Conditions from time to time. Each time you deal with us you should check these terms and conditions to ensure that you understand the terms that apply each time you make an order. They will always give the date upon which they were last updated at the end.

Returns/refund policy

Refunds for membership applications

You have the right to cancel your order within 14 days of placing your order with us. If you cancel your membership order, you will have your payment returned within 30 days.

Refunds for Books and CDs, back issues of Music and Liturgy and other goods

Personal customers/consumers
You have the right to cancel your order within 14 days of your contract with us, or 14 days of receipt of goods (where goods have been delivered). If you cancel your order, you will have your payment returned within 30 days of you returning hardcopy material to us at the address below. If goods are not defective, such return is at your own expense and the goods must be returned in good condition suitable for resale (audio or video recordings that are delivered sealed will not be reimbursed if returned unsealed and nor will any item that has become mixed inseparably with any other items).

If goods are returned as being defective or not matching their description they should be returned by Royal Mail parcel delivery and you will be reimbursed for the cost of return.

In determining the period of 14 days referred to above, if your contract is for a single item that has been delivered in one piece, the end date for cancelling your order is the end of 14 days after the date of receipt. If your contract is for either (a) one item that is delivered in instalments of separate days or (b) several items delivered on different days, you may cancel in respect of all instalments or any or all of the separate items the end date for cancelling your order is the end of 14 days after the date of receipt of the last instalment or item in the order.

To cancel your order you must notify us by letter or email within the appropriate time limit to our Customer Service Contact described below.

Business customers
Refunds for business purchases (that is, by businesses and other organisations that are not consumers) will be given at the discretion of the Trustees. This will not affect statutory rights to refunds. Business customers may not sell or otherwise trade in good supplied by us.

Customer service contact

If you are dissatisfied with the service you have received or wish to cancel an order for goods you should, in the first instance, e-mail membership@ssg.org.uk or write to
Membership Secretary
Society of Saint Gregory
c/o 38 Robert Road

If you are still dissatisfied, then you should e-mail the Chair of the Society chairman@ssg.org.uk

Transaction Currencies

All transactions are conducted in Sterling (GBP) and payment can be made using most major debit or credit cards (excluding American Express)

Transaction Language

When placing an order and/or making a payment, the process will only be available in English.

Delivery Policy

The Society aims to dispatch all orders within 3 working days of the transaction being cleared. This is typically 3 to 5 working days from when you place your order. Overseas orders are dispatched by airmail. European and UK orders are dispatch by first class post. You will be advised by e-mail of dispatch of goods.

New members will receive the current issue of the journal. Subscription renewals will receive the next available issue. We will send the journal to the address provided by you when you place your order.

Order Acceptance

Order acceptance and the completion of the contract between you and the Society will take place either
i) in the case of orders for goods, on the dispatch of the goods ordered or
ii) in the case of an order for membership or services, on despatch of the letter of welcome or letter of confirmation in the case of a service ordered (for example, annual SSG membership or Summer School or couse booking)
The Society reserves the right not to accept an order, in which case you will be notified by e-mail.
Non-acceptance of an order may be a result of one of the following:
* The product you ordered being unavailable from stock
* Our inability to obtain authorisation for your payment
* The identification of a pricing or product description error
* Delivery being too onerous in the case of goods for delivery overseas.

Updated 15 January 2015

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