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Serving dieters and diabetics since 2003

Low carb, low sugar, low glycemic products for dieters and diabetics

About Us

This web site is owned and operated by Avid who are completely dedicated to your total satisfaction. If you have any suggestions or comments or if you need to contact us, please email us.

Our Contact details:
Avid
12-13 Bedford Business Centre Mile Road BEDFORD England MK42 9TW United Kingdom Mainland
Phone: 01234 273400
Fax:
Email: support [at] avidlite [dot] co [dot] uk
My VAT Registration Number GB 608 4953 21


BY PLACING AN ORDER WITH US YOU ARE AGREEING TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS BELOW. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you read it all, and in particular the section Delivery Schedule. If there is anything that you do not understand, please contact us.

DISCOUNT: We are giving a 5% discount off all orders with the goods total value £65 to £249, and a 10% discount to orders with the goods total value £250 or more and a 12% discount for goods totalling £1,000 or more (ie, does not include carriage). The discount applies for all countries.

Making A Purchase

Making a purchase could not be easier. Just browse our store, and add any items that you wish to buy into the shopping cart. After adding an item it will briefly show you your cart contents (basket) and then go back to where you were. After you have finished your selection, click 'View Cart', make any alterations, and when you are happy click 'Checkout' and you will be prompted for information that we need to be able to complete the order. You can make any alterations to your shopping cart, address or delivery details up to the point that you click the final Next button after completing your payment details. If you find after completing your order that you have made a mistake somewhere, you should contact us immediately by telephone or email.

We accept CREDIT and DEBIT card payment. If you are shopping from outside the UK, place your order and your credit card company will convert the transaction into your own currency. We also accept orders where you will be paying by PAYPAL - we despatch the goods after we have received your payment, and confirm by email. All payments are made with a payment service provider - no payment details are handled by Avidlite. You select your payment method on the PayPal, and can either enter credit or debit card details or use PayPal.

We accept Visa, Mastercard, Visa Debit, and Maestro. Payment is taken on the PayPal website, and is totally secure, with your details not seen by any human being, not even ourselves.

You will be sent an automatic confirmation email from us. If you fail to supply a correctly typed and valid email address, or your isp or your software rejects our emails as spam, you will obviously not be able to receive the emails that we send. If you have any problem arising from the order confirmation, please do not hesitate to contact us.

When we successfully receive an order with payment, whether by credit or debit card or by PayPal, you will be sent an email automatically to the email address that you typed, confirming receipt of order, followed by an email confirming despatch. If you do not receive these emails you should contact us; though it may be that you had typed your email address incorrectly, it may be because of some glitch on PayPal which meant that we did not receive notification of your successful payment, though this is very rare. Unless you contact us we may not realise the situation.

Shipping And Handling

See Delivery Schedule for details of when goods are despatched and delivery times.


Delivery Charges

The carriage charges calculate automatically from the packed weight of the goods you have chosen, your delivery country and your choice from the drop-down list of delivery options.

UK MAINLAND: The carriage charges start at 2.95 (packed weight up to about 400 g).

UK NON-MAINLAND: Charges start at 2.95 to 21.86 maximum.

NON-UK: These will vary with destination. When you place your order the system will calculate the amount automatically. You will see the carriage/shipping charge before you make payment, and are able to change your order. As a rough guide, the minimum is 7.99 ranging to a maximum of 70.56 for Europe, more for the rest of the world.

Delivery Schedule



Orders placed by 2.50 pm British time are normally despatched on the same day, except Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays, with the exception of the freshly baked bread, for which you should read the product details for the despatch date. Orders placed after 3.15 pm are despatched the next working day. Orders placed on Friday evening, Saturday or Sunday are despatched on Monday provided Monday is not a Bank Holiday. You may request a delayed despatch when placing your order, using the Any Comments.

ALL DESPATCHES are dependent on carriers being able to collect from us in adverse weather conditions, and ALL DELIVERIES are dependent on weather conditions. Neither ourselves nor the carriers can control the weather!

The shop system automatically calculates the packed weight of your parcel and selects the possible choices available to you for despatch using this information and the country the goods are being despatched to.

UK MAINLAND: There can be two delivery options available to you in the drop-down list, depending on the packed weight of the goods ordered; weights up to 1.5kg have a slower, cheaper option available (Up to 3 Working Days), though most are delivered in two days, as well as the Up to 2 Working Days option. Weights above 1kg have the Up to 2 Working Days only. With this option, delivery is within 2 working days (99% delivered the next working day, except possibly in the lead up to Christmas from Black Friday onwards). Packages going to northern Scotland may take at least a day longer than stated. Deliveries do not necessarily require a signature - you can supply a Safeplace/Special Instruction when placing your order online and proof of delivery is obtained at the point of delivery by scanning the barcode. All consignments can be tracked by yourself with the tracking code that we give you, and we strongly recommend that you do so. We variously use Royal Mail and UKMail carriers for UK packages.

UK NON MAINLAND: Includes Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Isles of Scilly, Northern Ireland, Scottish Isles and Skye, even if connected by bridge. The shop system automatically calculates the packed weight of the parcel and selects the possible choices available for despatch. Delivery takes longer than to the UK mainland and will vary with the particular place, but within a maximum of 11 working days (Shetland). More typical will be within 3 working days. We use Royal Mail and UKMail carriers for UK packages.

NON-UK: For orders to countries outside the United Kingdom delivery varies with country. Delivery is typically from 2 to 8 working days. We use Royal Mail or DHL for non-UK packages.

ALL: The system automatically sends you an order confirmation email. If you do not receive this it may be because you made an error when typing in your email address, you are over quota on your email account, or you or your isp have filtered the email as spam.

In all cases, if there is a possibility that no-one will be in at your address to receive goods on the anticipated date of delivery, please either give a different address for delivery (work, neighbour, friend), or supply a special instruction when placing your order (in shipping section); for example "If no reply please deliver to neighbour", "If no reply please leave under table in back garden", "If no reply please leave in shed". If there is no reply when delivery is attempted and no safeplace instruction supplied, the driver will leave a card for you to respond to. If you have not received the package nor the card within the expected delivery days, you should track the package using the tracking information that we gave you. If the delivery firm are waiting for you to respond and you do not do so, eventually they will return the package to us, for which there is a charge, thus our advice to respond.

Please take care with your safeplace instruction. If the delivery person carries out your instruction, then it is considered to be delivered, and is your responsibility after that.

All consignments that we despatch go by trackable means. This does not mean that a signature is necessarily required; with some delivery services the barcode on the package is scanned at the point of delivery, and the tracking report will say delivered. We have to accept the tracking report stating delivered as meaning that it was delivered.

PLEASE NOTE that emails from our carriers do not necessarily over-ride the confirmation of despatch emails from ourselves; if you are concerned about conflicting information please contact us for clarification. For example, when your goods are being despatched for delivery within 2 working days, that is the agreement that you have with us; if the carrier says next working day then that is the anticipated day of delivery, but does not over-ride the within 2 working days agreement with us.

WE CANNOT OVER EMPHASISE THE IMPORTANCE OF YOUR PAYING ATTENTION TO THESE POINTS. We do everything that we can to ensure that you receive your goods and that you receive them on the scheduled day, but it does require your co-operation.

In the case of goods being despatched to COUNTRIES OUTSIDE THE EU: Do not order items that are illegal to import into your country. It is your responsibility to check with your Customs office to see if your country permits the shipment of our products to your country. If the package is seized by Customs for any reason and we do not receive the package back, we will not issue you a refund. If we do receive the package back after being seized and the products are in perfect condition, we will credit you with the price that you paid for the products, but you are responsible for the shipping charges.

Back Orders

If your item is not in stock, we will back order for you. You will always be emailed with the option to cancel your order if you would rather not wait.

Tax Charges

Prices contain VAT where relevant - if the particular product is VAT rated and you are in the UK (not Channel Islands) or the EU. Customers in the Channel Islands and customers not in the EU please note that, though the shopping cart and invoice online may show a VAT breakdown, when the order is entered in our book-keeping system offline it is corrected to not contain VAT (exempt) but the totals are the same, that is the prices that you pay for products are the same for everybody worldwide.

Credit Card Security

We do not store credit card details nor do we share customers details with any third parties.

When the order is placed at our website, credit and debit card numbers are encrypted on a secure site (PayPal), not part of our website. They are not held in clear text on any web site. The receipt that is enclosed with your goods does not contain your card details.

When making a payment by credit or debit card, you enter the PayPal payment gateway website, which is totally secure, and your details are not seen by anybody, not even ourselves. We do not have access to anybody's payment details.

Guarantee

All the products on our website should reach you in perfect condition. They are very well wrapped and carefully packed by us. If they reach you in imperfect condition, or are not the correct products that you ordered, we shall gladly exchange or refund. We may not refund if they are perfect, are as described on the website, and are the correct items as ordered, so please contact us first; such returns, if accepted, will be at your cost.

Though we store products at temperatures suitable for the particular product, and wrap everything well, we have no control over temperatures once the goods have been despatched. It is therefore possible that chocolate may soften or melt in hot weather in transit. Please bear this in mind when ordering. We take no responsibility for chocolate arriving softened or melted in hot weather.

We take extreme care to ensure that all goods and the correct goods are packed with plenty of protective packaging. Please open your parcel as soon as possible after delivery, and check the contents against your order and the receipt enclosed. Please let us know immediately if any item is missing or damaged or is the wrong item. Failure to let us know within 24 hours of receipt may result in your not receiving a replacement or refund. All parcels are weighed before despatch and a record of this weight written on the relevant order. This means that checks can be made by us as to whether an item could have been missing, in conjunction with reference to stock levels.

Manufacturers can sometimes make changes to products without any warning. We accept no responsibility for such changes.

Reaching Us

If you need to reach us, please email us, alternatively, you can call on 01234 273400 (International +44 01234 273400 or write to us at 12-13 Bedford Business Centre Mile Road BEDFORD England MK42 9TW United Kingdom Mainland

Privacy Policy

Avid does not store credit card details nor do we share customers details with any 3rd parties.

Cookies are used on this shopping site to keep track of the contents of your shopping cart, to store delivery addresses if the address book is used and to store your details if you select the 'Remember Me' Option (stored on YOUR computer, not ours!). They are also used after you have logged on as part of that process. You can turn off cookies within your browser by going to 'Tools | Internet Options | Privacy' and selecting to block cookies. If you turn off cookies, you will be unable to place orders or benefit from the other features that use cookies. Data collected by this site is used to:
a. Take and fulfill customer orders
b. Administer and enhance the site and service
c. Issue a unique identifier (e.g. customer login)
d. Monitor customer account status beyond that required for individual purchases
e. Only disclose information to third-parties for goods delivery purposes

Returns Policy

Your rights to return goods are protected under the EU Distance Selling Directive which can be found at http://www.hmso.gov.uk/si/si2000/20002334.htm. Please note that foods delivered are exempt from clauses of the directive, and that products with date limitations are also exempt. Also see Guarantee section above.

If you wish to return goods that are not faulty or incorrect, then you should contact us first. We are not obliged to accept any such returns of food under the regulations, but may accept them anyway so please ask. The cost of the return will be borne by you, and the cost will depend on the carrier that you use, your location, and the packed weight of the goods that you wish to return. If posting back, the cost can be found on the www.royalmail.com website.

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