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Terms & Conditions

Throughout the site, the terms “we”, “us, “our” and "Crook and Staple" refer to Matthew Petrie trading as Crook and Staple. This website is operated by Crook and Staple. Crook and Staple offers this website, including all information, tools and services available from this site to you, the user, conditioned upon your acceptance of all terms, conditions, policies and notices stated here.

By visiting our site and/or purchasing something from us, you engage in our “Service” and agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions (“Terms & Conditions”, “Terms”), including those additional terms and conditions and policies referenced herein and/or available by hyperlink. These Terms of Service apply to all users of the site, including without limitation users who are browsers, vendors, customers, merchants, and/ or contributors of content and who may be referred to by any of these terms and "you".

Please read these Terms of Service carefully before accessing or using our website. By accessing or using any part of the site, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Service. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the website or use any services. If these Terms of Service are considered an offer, acceptance is expressly limited to these Terms of Service.

Any new features or tools which are added to the current store shall also be subject to the Terms of Service. You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time on this page. We reserve the right to update, change or replace any part of these Terms of Service by posting updates and/or changes to our website. It is your responsibility to check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the website following the posting of any changes constitutes acceptance of those changes.

Online Store Terms

By agreeing to these Terms of Service, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.
You may not use our products for any illegal or unauthorized purpose nor may you, in the use of the Service, violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws).
You must not transmit any worms or viruses or any code of a destructive nature.
A breach or violation of any of the Terms will result in an immediate termination of your Services.

General Conditions

We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time.
You understand that your content (not including credit card information), may be transferred unencrypted and involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices. Credit card information is always encrypted during transfer over networks.
You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service or any contact on the website through which the service is provided, without express written permission by us.
The headings used in this agreement are included for convenience only and will not limit or otherwise affect these Terms.

We will take all reasonable care, in so far as it is in our power to do so, to keep the details of your order and payment secure, but in the absence of negligence on our part we cannot be held liable for any loss you may suffer if a third party procures unauthorised access to any data you provide when accessing or ordering from the website.


"Item" means a product or service on sale on "Product Description" means that part of the website where product specific terms and conditions are provided. "We", "Us" and "Our" means Crook and Staple.

Making a Contract with Us

When you place an order with us, you are making an offer to buy goods. We will send you an email to confirm that we have received your order. This is not an order confirmation or order acceptance from When we dispatch your order from our warehouse we will send you a dispatch confirmation email.

Order acceptance and the completion of the contract between you and us will occur on the dispatch email notification to you of the item(s) ordered unless we have notified you that we do not accept your order, or you have canceled it in accordance with the instructions in 'Change or Cancel an order'.

In the unlikely event that the goods are no longer available, or that we have made a pricing error, we will advise you of this. You will not receive an e-­mail confirming acceptance of your order, and there will be no contract between us.

Order and Returns Information

Please note that the delivery times that we include are to the best of our knowledge accurate however on occasions delivery may take longer due to factors out of our control such as the time your countries customs may take to process an order. Whilst an order is in transit from Crook and Staple to the customer we cannot refund or cancel the order.

All delivery services will aim to deliver orders to the shipping address specified upon placing an order, however, if the delivery service is unable to deliver the order to this address for any reason, at the delivery service's discretion, they may deliver the parcel to another location such as to a neighbor, safe place or hold the parcel for collection by the customer.

Orders will not be deemed as lost in the post until unless at least 10 working days (Monday to Friday)* for items posted to the UK or 25 working days (Monday to Friday)* for items to the rest of the world have passed from the due delivery date.

*if the order is placed or sent around a major holiday or event (i.e. Easter, Christmas, New Year, etc.) or whilst there is severe weather or natural disaster an additional 5 working days (Monday to Friday) will need to pass before the order is deemed lost in the post. In the event of Force Majeure orders may be in transit for greatly extended periods and may not be deemed lost in the post for the period of the Force Majeure. Where there is a delay in the postal network that may impact an order we may reasonably deem an order to not be lost in the post for up to an additional 15 working days in addition to any other periods defined above.

For more information regarding our order & returns policies please see: 'Order and Returns Info'

Subscription Orders

Some products on our website have a subscription option, usually referred to as 'Subscribe & Save'. If you select this subscription option you will need to use the dropdown above the add to cart button to decide how often we will automatically create and take payment for a new order for you on a reoccurring basis. In exchange for your regular orders we provide you with a discount off those particular subscription products.

When you select the subscription option on a product the 'Add to cart' buttons text will change to 'Add Subscription to Cart' and in most cases an informational popup will be provided however this is not guaranteed functionality due to some browsers not supporting this technology.

By selecting the subscription option service you are aware that we will create and take payment for new orders automatically for you, on a reoccurring frequency, that you chose on the product page.

Please note that as subscription orders provide an already discounted price and as such you can not use an additional discount or discount code in conjunction with a subscription order.

Subscriptions may only be cancelled after the second order has been dispatched. If you wish to cancel a subscription order prior to this we will refund any monies for non-despatched items minus the initial orders discount amount and a processing fee of £5 (or local currency equivalent).

If you wish to cancel or change a subscription order you can login to your customer account or email us at

Discounts & Products on Sale

If a product is listed with a reduced sale price or if a subscription product is selected no discount codes can be used in conjunction with these offers.

Only one discount code or discount may be applied per order. 


When a refund is requested and approved by us, it will take up to 10 working days from the time that the refund was initiated by us for the money to reach your account. This is due to the time that the banks and card processors take to process refunds. 

Whilst an order is in transit from ourselves, Crook and Staple, to the customer we cannot refund or cancel the order.

Delivery Charges

Please see our ‘Delivery Info’ section for information on delivery charges. If the goods are lost or damaged in transit, please let us know promptly, so that we can make a claim against the carriers. We will offer you the choice of a replacement or a full refund.

International Delivery

For info click here: Delivery Info

Product Stock Levels

When the customer places an order at this website,, they are able to see what stock we have for each product. You can view this by navigating to the products individual page and looking on the right or the page above the 'Add to Cart' button where it will say the current stock level in large green writing. If the website says the stock level is 'Special Order. Usually despatched within 2 weeks' this means that the product is out of stock and that it will usually be dispatched withing 2 weeks. We do not send emails to customers to alert them of products in their order that are out of stock as it is assumed that the customer has seen the stock level on the product page. When the customer places an order with Crook and Staple they agree that they have seen the stock level on the product page.

Description of Products

Each item purchased is subject to its item description which outlines additional specific conditions to that item including, without limitation, terms and conditions relating to warranties, after sales service, guarantees, product availability and educational eligibility. We aim to display the colours of items on accurately, however we cannot guarantee that your monitors display of any colour, will accurately reflect the colour of the item(s) on delivery. Some of our products are made from wood and may have slight natural colouring variations from the photos on the website, this is to be expected as wood is a natural material.

We will take all reasonable care to ensure that all the information and prices of items on are correct at the time when entered onto the system. Although we aim to keep as up to date as possible, the information including item descriptions may not reflect the position exactly when you place your order. We cannot confirm the price of an item until your order has been accepted in accordance with our order acceptance policy, as outlined above in the ‘Making a contract with us’ section.

Modifications to the Service and Prices

Prices for our products are subject to change without notice.
We reserve the right at any time to modify or discontinue the Service (or any part or content thereof) without notice at any time.
We shall not be liable to you or to any third-party for any modification, price change, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.

Products or Services

Certain products or services may be available exclusively online through the website. These products or services may have limited quantities and are subject to return or exchange only according to our Return Policy.

We reserve the right, but are not obligated, to limit the sales of our products or Services to any person, geographic region or jurisdiction. We may exercise this right on a case-by-case basis. We reserve the right to limit the quantities of any products or services that we offer. We reserve the right to discontinue any product at any time.

We do not warrant that the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you will meet your expectations, or that any errors in the Service will be corrected.

Age Restrictions on Purchase

The purchase of certain items made available on are subject to age requirements specified by law. We are not authorised by law to supply such items to individuals who do not meet the age requirement. By placing an order for any of the following products, you confirm that you (or the recipient) meet the age requirements set below:

  • A Knife, Knife Blade, Razor Blade or any other article with a blade: can only be purchased for and by individuals over the age of 16 years (in keeping with the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 ).

Damage to Your Computer or Device

We take reasonable care to ensure that is free from viruses and other malicious or harmful content, however we cannot guarantee that will not cause damage to your computer or device. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct equipment and software in place to use safely and to screen out anything that may harm or damage your computer or device. We are not liable for any resultant loss or damage, except where required by applicable law.

User Comments, Feedback, Reviews and Other Submissions

If, at our request, you send certain specific submissions (for example contest entries and product reviews) or without a request from us you send creative ideas, suggestions, proposals, plans, or other materials, whether online, by email, by postal mail, or otherwise (collectively, 'comments'), you agree that we may, at any time, without restriction, edit, copy, publish, distribute, translate and otherwise use in any medium any comments that you forward to us. We are and shall be under no obligation (1) to maintain any comments in confidence; (2) to pay compensation for any comments; or (3) to respond to any comments.
We may, but have no obligation to, monitor, edit or remove content that we determine in our sole discretion are unlawful, offensive, threatening, libelous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene or otherwise objectionable or violates any party’s intellectual property or these Terms of Service.
You agree that your comments will not violate any right of any third-party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, personality or other personal or proprietary right. You further agree that your comments will not contain libelous or otherwise unlawful, abusive or obscene material, or contain any computer virus or other malware that could in any way affect the operation of the Service or any related website. You may not use a false e-mail address, pretend to be someone other than yourself, or otherwise mislead us or third-parties as to the origin of any comments. You are solely responsible for any comments you make and their accuracy. We take no responsibility and assume no liability for any comments posted by you or any third-party.

Disclaimer of Warranties; Limitation of Liability

We do not guarantee, represent or warrant that your use of our service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free.
We do not warrant that the results that may be obtained from the use of the service will be accurate or reliable.
You agree that from time to time we may remove the service for indefinite periods of time or cancel the service at any time, without notice to you.
You expressly agree that your use of, or inability to use, the service is at your sole risk. The service and all products and services delivered to you through the service are (except as expressly stated by us) provided 'as is' and 'as available' for your use, without any representation, warranties or conditions of any kind, either express or implied, including all implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, merchantable quality, fitness for a particular purpose, durability, title, and non-infringement.
In no case shall Crook and Staple, our directors, officers, employees, affiliates, agents, contractors, interns, suppliers, service providers or licensors be liable for any injury, loss, claim, or any direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, special, or consequential damages of any kind, including, without limitation lost profits, lost revenue, lost savings, loss of data, replacement costs, or any similar damages, whether based in contract, tort (including negligence), strict liability or otherwise, arising from your use of any of the service or any products procured using the service, or for any other claim related in any way to your use of the service or any product, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of the service or any content (or product) posted, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the service, even if advised of their possibility. Because some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or the limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, in such states or jurisdictions, our liability shall be limited to the maximum extent permitted by law.


You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Crook and Staple and our parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, officers, directors, agents, contractors, licensors, service providers, subcontractors, suppliers, interns and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third-party due to or arising out of your breach of these Terms of Service or the documents they incorporate by reference, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third-party.


In the event that any provision of these Terms of Service is determined to be unlawful, void or unenforceable, such provision shall nonetheless be enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, and the unenforceable portion shall be deemed to be severed from these Terms of Service, such determination shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any other remaining provisions.

Privacy Promise

Your privacy is exceptionally important to us and we promise never to pass on your personal details to any 3rd parties for mailing or marketing purposes. We treat your personal information as highly confidential.

Read our full Privacy Policy here

Third Party Links

Certain content, products and services available via our Service may include materials from third-parties.
Third-party links on this site may direct you to third-party websites that are not affiliated with us. We are not responsible for examining or evaluating the content or accuracy and we do not warrant and will not have any liability or responsibility for any third-party materials or websites, or for any other materials, products, or services of third-parties.
We are not liable for any harm or damages related to the purchase or use of goods, services, resources, content, or any other transactions made in connection with any third-party websites. Please review carefully the third-party's policies and practices and make sure you understand them before you engage in any transaction. Complaints, claims, concerns, or questions regarding third-party products should be directed to the third-party. You agree that, if you decide to visit linked 3rd party websites we are not liable directly or indirectly for any damage, loss or offense caused or alleged to be caused by visiting them.

Your Use of

You may use, download and print content from solely for your own personal use. Any other use is strictly prohibited. You agree not to (and to not aid any third party to) copy, reproduce, transmit, publish, display, distribute, or commercially exploit content. You also agree not to frame, link or deep-­link into or from any other website.


The obligations and liabilities of the parties incurred prior to the termination date shall survive the termination of this agreement for all purposes.
These Terms of Service are effective unless and until terminated by either you or us. You may terminate these Terms of Service at any time by notifying us that you no longer wish to use our Services, or when you cease using our site.
If in our sole judgment you fail, or we suspect that you have failed, to comply with any term or provision of these Terms of Service, we also may terminate this agreement at any time without notice and you will remain liable for all amounts due up to and including the date of termination; and/or accordingly may deny you access to our Services (or any part thereof).

Entire Agreement

The failure of us to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
These Terms of Service and any policies or operating rules posted by us on this site or in respect to The Service constitutes the entire agreement and understanding between you and us and govern your use of the Service, superseding any prior or contemporaneous agreements, communications and proposals, whether oral or written, between you and us (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms of Service).
Any ambiguities in the interpretation of these Terms of Service shall not be construed against the drafting party.

Governing Law

These Terms of Service and any separate agreements whereby we provide you Services shall be governed by and construed in accordance with UK laws.

Changes to These Terms

These terms were last updated on 15-09-2021. These terms apply to your order. We may change our terms and conditions at any time, so please do not assume that the same terms will apply to future orders.

If you have any questions about our Terms and Conditions please contact customers services by email