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"Most Helpful Service & Best Overall Value for UK Businesses"

About Us We are dedicated to providing practical and affordable assistance, products and services to help our business customers. If you have any suggestions or comments please email us at the address shown above.

ArdentSystems is a trade name and trade marks of Ardent systems Ltd, a company registered in England.

Our Contact details:
Business Resource Centre
Ardent Systems Ltd 8 Forest Road Quorn Loughborough LE12 8AG United Kingdom
Phone: 0845 643 2409 local rate
Email: As above

VAT Registration Number GB 800 7236 66

Company number: 4564495

Applicable Terms & Conditions:
Making A Purchase Buying from us is easy. Just browse our web site, and click on any items that you wish to buy and put them into the shopping cart. After you have finished your selection, click on "Order" and you will be asked for a few details that we need to be able to satisfy the order.

If you experience any difficluties please contact us.

We reserve the right to not supply to any prospective customer at our sole discretion. This is intended to mitigate against the risk of fraud or mis-use of our services.

We accept most major credit & debit cards. All credit card payments will be processed by entry into a third party web based Secure Server Payment Service Provider. By supplying credit card details by whatever means, indicates your acceptance of this payment method.

Please read carefully our full Terms and Conditions shown on this page. These terms and conditions govern your use of our services. By using this Site and placing a order either via the site or via offline methods, indicates that you are agreeing to theses terms and conditions.

Copyright & Trademark

This Site is owned and operated by Ardent Systems Ltd. The material contained on this Web Site, including all design, text, graphics, selection and arrangement of content and all other information on this Site are copyright Ardent Systems or its licensees, content providers or technology providers. All rights reserved.

Permission is granted to copy, print and distribute in hard copy sections of this Site for the purpose of browsing and shopping or for placing an order on this web site. Any unauthorised use of the material on this site without the prior permission of Ardent Systems Ltd may violate copyright, trademark and other applicable laws.

We respects all relevant trademarks of others. Use of third party trade names or brand names does not imply any form of association with the trade mark owners.

Contract Formation

No contract shall subsist between you and Ardent Systems Ltd for the sale by it to you of any product unless and until Ardent Systems Ltd accepts your order by sending you a VAT invoice.
Ardent Systems Ltd specialises in selling to business users for the purposes of use by the purchaser, not resale.
We reserve the right to not supply any person or party at our sole discretion.

Business Use
We supply on a business to buiness basis only. In placing any orders with Ardent System you accept that you are doing so in a business capacity and not as an individual consumer, and agree that any subsequent contract if formed shall be on a business to business basis .

Your order confirmation is for your convenience only and does not constitute an acceptance of your order.
Acceptance, if provided by email, will be deemed complete and will be deemed for all purposes to have been effectively communicated to you at the time Ardent Systems sends the email to you (whether or not you receive that email).

Title in the goods shall not pass to the customer until all sums due from the customer to the supplier on any account have been paid.


"RRP Price" - any "list price" used on this Site represents the manufacturers' suggested selling prices and may not be indicative of the prevailing selling prices at any specific time and place in your area.

"Our Price" - despite our careful attention to pricing, an item could be mis-priced inadvertently. If an item's correct price is lower than our quoted price, we will charge the lower (correct) amount and deliver the item to you. If an item's correct price is higher than our quoted price, Ardent Systems shall have the right to refuse or cancel any such orders whether or not the order has been confirmed and your credit card charged. However, we might at our discretion decide to honour the lower (incorrect) price and send the item in order not to cause you inconvenience.

You "Save" - all references to your "savings" on this Site are based on your average savings relative to the "list price" excluding the VAT calculation.

Your Order

We reserve the right to substitute goods within your order with goods of an equivalent nature (eg a blue stapler for a red one). If you do not wish to accept the substituted goods then you must notify us within 24 hours and arrange with us to return them to us within 5 working days of their receipt. Do NOT return items without prior agreement and arrangement.


We may contact you periodically to communicate promotions and special offers. As per the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations Act (PECR) 2003, on every communication a valid 'opt-out' option will be provided.



In an effort to provide our customers with the most current information, price and availability information is subject to change without notice.

Save in respect of your statutory rights under the Sale of Goods Act 1977 (as amended) and the Unfair Contracts terms Act 1977 and save in respect our guarantee, we shall not be liable to you by reason of any implied warranty, condition or other term, or any duty at common law, or under these terms of our contract with you, for any indirect, special or consequential loss or damage (whether for loss of profit or otherwise), costs, expenses or other claims for compensation whatsoever (whether caused by our negligence) which arise out of or in connection with the supply of the goods or their use by you.

Full payment required before despatch. Account Customers pay within agreed terms.
Rev 25/07/2012
Shipping And Handling Shipping of small items will be made by national carrier services, and require signature on delivery. Large and heavy items will be made by specialist carriers, and may require prior arrangement with the customer due to any special handling required.

Delivery commencement is subject to availability of stock.

Delivery charges assume strainghtforward access.

For bulky or heavy items (e.g furniture) the access is assumed to be straight forward, level, and at ground floor.
We reserve the right to raise additional charge for deliveries that do not meet these conditions, or for large/bulky items which incur large delivery charges. You will be notified of these charges when you place the order/before we deliver and can cancel the order if not acceptable to you.

Delivery is currently only available to mainland England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland. Highlands and Island are not currently serviced. Any orders placed for locations outside our usual delivery area may be cancelled, or supplied subject to agreeing revised delivery charges with you prior to accepting your order.
All delivery and handling fees are charged for these services associated with the delivery of our products or other services to you, and are non refundable once the delivery or handling service has been performed.
Delivery Schedule All shipments will be made with the minimum of delay.

Items held in stock will normally be despatched on the same day providing the order is received before 3.30pm. Working days are Monday to Friday, and exclude Public Bank Holidays in England.

Items made to order or that are not in stock at the time of order will be despatched on the same day that they become available.

Next Day Delivery will normally be made within 24 hours subject to stock availability.
Standard Delivery service aims to deliver within 48 hours, but may take 3 - 5 days depending on carrier and subject to stock availability.
Special orders will have timescales quoted at time of order.

We make best endeavours to get your goods to you as soon as possible.
However, we cannot accept any liability for losses, consequential or otherwise, incurred as a result of later than expected delivery.
Back Orders If your item is not in stock, we will back order for you. If your item will not return to a stock situation within 5 working days you will be emailed with the delivery forecast and have the option to cancel your order if you would rather not wait.
Tax Charges All orders will have VAT charged at the prevailing rate applicable.
Credit Card Security All credit/debit card details are only entered onto a secure 3rd pary payment service provider (PSP) site.
We do not hold your full card details at any time on our website, and therefore you are afforded the highest levels of card security available.
Guarantee Should you be unhappy with any aspect of our service or products, please contact us and we will attempt to resolve your issues.

Many of our products are covered by manufacturers warranty, details of which can be provided on request at time of purchase. Your normal statutory rights are unaffected by manufacturers warantees.

Any damage or problems must be notified without delay.
Missing, damaged or incorrectly delivered items must be notified to us in writing within 24 hours of reciept.
Reaching Us If you need to reach us, please email us using the lemail address shown above or via the "Contact Us2 page, alternatively, you can call on 0845 643 2409 local rate (International +44 0845 643 2409 local rate) or write to us at Ardent Systems Ltd 8 Forest Road Quorn Loughborough LE12 8AG United Kingdom
Privacy Policy We do not disclose buyers' information to third parties other than when order details are processed as part of the order fulfilment. In this case, the third party will not disclose any of the details to any other third party.

Cookies are used on this shopping site where they are strictly necessary for the site functionality. They are used to aid navigation, and to keep track of the contents of your shopping cart. If you log in to an account, your logged-in status is recorded in a temporary cookie. If you select the 'Remember Me' Option in the checkout, a cookie will be used to remember your details. You can turn off cookies by blocking them in your browser Privacy settings. If you turn off cookies, you will be unable to place orders or benefit from the other features that use them.

Data collected by this site is used to:
a. Take and fulfil customer orders.
b. Administer and enhance the site and service.
c. Only disclose information to third-parties for goods delivery purposes.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 Customer satisfaction is extremely important to us. Any faulty goods recieved should be notified in writing to us, as soon as possible and within 1 working day (24 hours) of delivery. Suitable remedy including the replacement will be dealt with as soon as possible.

Refunds will be made only with the express agreement of Ardent Systems Ltd.
If a return is agreed, the return must be made by a method of return or collection agreed in advance with us. We will not be held liable for refunds, if goods are returned without prior agreement, or not made by a pre agreed method of return.

Cancellation of orders for reasons other than for fault or not matching the description will be considered at the discretion of ardent Systems Ltd. Refunds associated with discretionary cancellation and returns may only receive a refund of 65% of the original contract purchase price. The amount of refund may be varied at our discretion. Charges for services such as delivery that have been performed are not liable to any refund.

Exceptions relating to returns for any reason exist in accordance with the relevant laws, are for software, videos, CDs or any transfer media containing but not limited to information, music, video and data.
Exceptions also include, but are not limited to any item made to order, perishable goods, food stuffs, or those that form part of a service that has been contracted to, or other goods or services that have been supplied against other advised or supplementary terms that advise exeption(e.g quotation terms and conditions).

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