MadAboutFans Terms and Conditions

Please have a thorough read of our terms and conditions and ensure you understand them before ordering any products at Please note that when you order any of our products, you enter into a contract with us and agree to be bound by the terms listed below.  Your use of this website implies that you accept our terms and conditions whether or not you register with us or place an order. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, do not use this website. 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. As with all of our contracts, our terms are only offered in the English language.   Each time you order from us, you enter into a contract that is subject to the terms in place at that time. We retain the right to amend our terms at any time so please check this area for new or updated information before placing an order with us.   

1. Our business and products 

We own and operate this website, We are MadAboutFans a registered company in Ireland. Owned by Farina Sternke, contactable at Address: Ballygraddy, Castlecor, Mallow, Co. Cork, P51VH52 All of our products listed on this website are subject to stock availability. Certain products or services may be available exclusively online through the website. The items for sale on this site are not new, so please do not expect them to be perfect. If an item is deemed to be robust enough to be used/worn, this will be clearly stated in the description. With the possible exception of white linen and cotton, none of the antique clothing has been laundered (we strongly advise against any such attempts). The buyer is expected to read the item description in full and to examine all relevant photos carefully. Please note that whilst we will do my best to ensure accuracy and describe all items in good faith, no liability can be accepted for information given. Whilst attention will be drawn to any obvious faults or imperfections, it is not always possible to detect professional restoration etc. Please note that measurements given in the item descriptions and condition reports are approximate and for guidance purposes only. We would appreciate if the buyer could contact us with any queries and concerns regarding an item description prior to purchasing it. We have included the product images on this website for illustrative purposes only. We strive for accuracy, but there may be marginal differences between the actual specifications (sizes, weights, dimensions and measurements) of the products and what is specified on our site.  We have endeavoured to depict an accurate representation of the colours and appearance of our products, but the products in your order may vary slightly from the images you see on our site. 

2. Placing orders and payment

We reserve the right to decline an order for any reason. Before finalising and submitting your order to us, you will be able to check for and amend any errors. Please make sure you thoroughly read each page in the ordering process. It is your responsibility to check the details of your order and ensure they are accurate before submitting your order to us.   Once your order is submitted, we will acknowledge your pending order by sending a confirmation email to you. Only once you have received this confirmation email will the contract between us be formed.  A designated order number will be included in your order confirmation email. Please refer to this order number in all correspondence with us that is relevant to the order.    The products on this website must be paid for in advance. We have chosen a merchant processor to process all financial transactions.    We will notify you by email and cease to process your order, if we are unable to fulfil your order for any reason, including stock availability. If you have already paid for the products that we are unable to supply, we will refund you the full amount as soon as possible. Order acceptance and the completion of the contract between you and us will take place on the dispatch to you of the Products ordered.

3. Cancellations, returns and refunds 

You must be a consumer of MadAboutFans to be eligible for this term.  Customers must check their order carefully before submitting it, as you may not be able to amend your order once submitted. You are entitled to cancel this contract provided that you notify us no longer than 14 working days after the day you receive the Products. In this event we will refund the original purchase price and delivery charge, as long as the Products are returned in the same condition. Please note that you are liable for the cost of postage for returns. As a consumer you are entitled to legal rights when it comes to products that are faulty or drastically different from what is described. If you return a product to us that is defective, we will give you a full refund of the faulty product. Your refund will be made in the same method and to the same account as you used to pay for your order.  
  1. The Buyer should notify us via email about their desire to return an item and await confirmation before proceeding with the return.
  2. The Buyer pays return shipping costs using a tracked and insured mailing service and retains proof of posting.
  3. All items returned for refund must be suitably packaged and protected to prevent damage in-transit. Goods should be returned in their original packaging, where possible.
  4. Items must be returned within 14 days of receipt.
  5. Payment will be refunded only upon receipt of the returned item.
  6. In the event of loss or damage in transit, the buyer must provide the proof of return postage documents before any refund can be considered.
  7. If a returned item incurs customs charges, this will be deducted from the refund amount.
  8. The returned item will be carefully examined against detailed photographs, to ensure that it was returned in the same condition as when originally sent to the Buyer.
  9. If the item has been used or misused, the refund amount will be affected.
  10. MadAboutFans reserve the right to refuse a refund, if the item is returned in an unfit state for re-sale.

4. Our ability to cancel and refund 

If we are forced to cancel an order for a product before the product is shipped, we will notify you as soon as possible. If you have already paid for an order that is cancelled under these circumstances, we will promptly refund the order amount to you.  Reasons that we may have to cancel an order include but are not limited to: an event beyond our control, unavailability of stock, an error in pricing or product description, failure to obtain authorisation for your payment, your failure to meet the criteria of the terms and conditions.     Buyers have the right to cancel their order within 7 days, provided that we receive notification within this period. If the item has already been paid for and shipped, no refund can be given until it has been returned, in which event the buyer is liable for return shipping costs.

5. Promotions

We create promotional offers at our discretion. We have the right to offer, withdraw, or cancel items on promotion at any time for any reason and without notice. All promotional offers are under the terms of availability and while stocks last. Introductory offers are made exclusively as one-off purchases. The supplier has the right to choose not to honour introductory offers for any reason. If we refund a product that has been purchased while on promotion, the refund will be subject to the terms of the promotional price. This does not affect your statutory rights. 

6. Collection and cancellation

Your order will be fulfilled by the scheduled collection time given in the order confirmation email. If we are unable to fulfil your order due to an event beyond our control, we will notify you as soon as possible.  The products in your order will be under your ownership, once you have paid in full. They will be your responsibility, once you have received them. You are under legal obligation to keep the products from us in your possession and to handle them responsibly.     If you are a consumer and want to cancel a contract, please email us at: Cancellations made by email or letter are effective from the date the communication is received. Cancellations made by phone are effective from the date you talk to us. We advise you to retain a copy of your cancellation notification in your records. 

7. Pricing 

Prices for our products are subject to change without notice, but we strive to ensure that the prices displayed on the website are accurate. However, a price may be listed incorrectly.  If we find an error in the price of products in your order, we will notify you of the error. You will have the option to either pay the correct price or cancel your order.   If the prices for our products change, the new prices will not affect any order which we have acknowledged with a confirmation email, except if an error has occurred. Where applicable, VAT is included in the price of a product at the rate currently charged in the Republic of Ireland. If there is a change in the VAT rate between the time you place your order and the time you collect it, we will amend the VAT you pay if you have not already paid in full before the new VAT is established. 

8. Our liability 

If we fail to uphold any of these terms and conditions, our liability will not exceed the value of the products and/or services we supplied to you. We cannot be held liable for any indirect, incidental or consequential loss or damage.   The products you obtain from us are intended for domestic and private use, they are not for commercial, business or resale purposes. We do not assume responsibility 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

These Website Terms of Use do not exclude or limit our liability for death or injury arising from our negligence, or our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other breach of terms set forth by the Sale of Goods and Supply of Services Act 1980.

8.2 Events beyond our control We will not be subject to liability or responsibility if an event beyond our control occurs, and we are not able to meet the obligations of a contract, or we are delayed in meeting them. In such circumstances, we will contact you promptly to inform you, and we will arrange a new scheduled collection time for you, once the event beyond our control has passed.    An event beyond our control includes any act, event, omission or accident outside our influence. This includes but is not limited to:
  • strikes, lock-outs or other industrial action by third parties
  • civil commotion, riot, invasion, terrorist attack or threat of terrorist attack, war (whether declared or not) or threat or preparation for war
  • malicious damage
  • fire, explosion, storm, flood, earthquake, subsidence, epidemic or other natural disaster
  • the acts, decrees, legislation, regulations or restrictions of any government
  • impossibility of use of a utility service or public or private telecommunications networks
  • impossibility of the use of railways, shipping, aircraft, motor transport or other means of private transport 
  • breakdown of plant or machinery or default of suppliers or subcontractors

9. Optional tools

We may provide you with access to third-party tools which we neither monitor, nor have any control over, nor input.  You acknowledge and agree that we provide access to such tools ”as is” and “as available” without any warranties, representations or conditions of any kind and without any endorsement. We shall have no liability whatsoever arising from or relating to your use of optional third-party tools. Any use by you of optional tools offered through the site is entirely at your own risk and discretion, and you should ensure that you are familiar with and approve of the terms under which tools are provided by the relevant third-party provider(s). We may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through the website (including, the release of new tools and resources). Such new features and/or services shall also be subject to these Terms of Service.

10. 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.

11. Personal information

Your submission of personal information through this website is governed by our Privacy Policy.

12. Errors, inaccuracies and omissions

Occasionally there may be information on our site or in our service that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies or omissions that may relate to product descriptions, pricing, promotions, offers, product shipping charges, transit times and availability. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions, and to change or update information or cancel orders, if any information in our service or on any related website is inaccurate at any time without prior notice (including after you have submitted your order). We undertake no obligation to update, amend or clarify information in our service or on any related website, including without limitation, pricing information, except as required by law. No specified update or refresh date applied in our service or on any related website, should be taken to indicate that all information in our service or on any related website has been modified or updated.

13. Prohibited uses

In addition to other prohibitions as set forth in the Terms of Service, you are prohibited from using the site or its content: (a) for any unlawful purpose; (b) to solicit others to perform or participate in any unlawful acts; (c) to violate any international, federal, provincial or state regulations, rules, laws, or local ordinances; (d) to infringe upon or violate our intellectual property rights or the intellectual property rights of others; (e) to harass, abuse, insult, harm, defame, slander, disparage, intimidate, or discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, race, age, national origin, or disability; (f) to submit false or misleading information; (g) to upload or transmit viruses or any other type of malicious code that will or may be used in any way that will affect the functionality or operation of our service or of any related website, other websites, or the Internet; (h) to collect or track the personal information of others; (i) to spam, phish, pharm, pretext, spider, crawl, or scrape; (j) for any obscene or immoral purpose; or (k) to interfere with or circumvent the security features of our service or any related website, other websites, or the Internet. We reserve the right to terminate your use of our service or any related website for violating any of the prohibited uses.

14. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless MadAboutFans 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.

15. Severability

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.

16. Termination

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).

17. 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 our service constitutes the entire agreement and understanding between you and us and govern your use of our 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.

18. Governing law

These Terms of Service and any separate agreements whereby we provide you Services shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Irish law. Any disputes arising in connection with these terms and conditions are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Irish courts.

19. Changes to terms of service

You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time at this page. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to update, change or replace any part of these Terms of Service by posting updates and changes to our website. It is your responsibility to check our website periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to our website or our service following the posting of any changes to these Terms of Service constitutes acceptance of those changes.

20. Contact information

Questions about the Terms of Service should be sent to us at: