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Who we are and how to contact us

This site is operated by Wilkinson Hardware Stores Limited (company number 08856837) registered in England and Wales and having our registered office at JK House, Roebuck Way, Manton Wood, Worksop, Notts S80 3EG.

To contact us, please see our Contact Us page.


By using our site you accept these terms

By using our site, you confirm that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to comply with them.

If you do not agree to these terms, you must not use our site.


Cookie Information

General

Cookies are small files which are stored on your computer, mobile or handheld device (such as ‘smart phones’ or ‘tablets’). These cookies are used to hold a small amount of data specific to you and our website. These cookies are accessed either by our website or your computer/device. This allows us to monitor activity on this website.

We’ve provided some more information about the cookies used on this website below, but in summary we use cookies on this site (http://corporate.wilko.com) for collecting aggregated, anonymised data so that we can see which pages have been viewed, visit length and where visitors have come from. This information is used to help develop and enhance the use-ability and features on our site. The cookies won’t be used for gathering any visitor specific data (such as names, addresses etc) or anything that will specifically identify ay visitor to the site.

You may wish to visit this website page to learn more about the cookies on your device set by companies, and opt out of them if you wish. Further information about cookies and how to manage them is also available at www.allaboutcookies.org (Both sites open in a new window - please note that we are not responsible for the content of external websites).


Specific Cookies

The cookies used on this site are:

__utma Cookie

This is a persistent cookie - that remains on a computer, unless it expires or the cookie “cache” on the device is cleared. It tracks visitors and includes days and visits that provide us with data intelligence around optimising visitor channels.

__utmb Cookie & __utmc Cookie

These cookies work in tandem to calculate visit length. The __utmb cookie marks the exact arrival time, then the __utmc registers the precise exit time of the user. Because __utmb counts entrance visits, it is a session cookie, and expires at the end of the session, e.g. when a user leaves the page. A timestamp of 30 minutes must pass before Google cookie __utmc expires. The __utmc cannot tell if a browser or website session ends. Therefore, if no new page view is recorded in 30 minutes the cookie is expired.

__utmz Cookie

The cookie __utmz monitors and notes where a visitor arrived from (for example via a search engine, directly or via social media). From __utmz Cookie also registers, what keyword generated the visit plus geolocation data. This cookie lasts six months.

__utmv Cookie

This __utmv Cookie lasts "forever". It is a persistant cookie. It is used for segmentation, data experimentation and the __utmv works hand in hand with the __utmz cookie to improve cookie targeting capabilities.


We may also make use of other Google Analytics for Display Advertising features, including Remarketing, Google Display Network Impression Reporting and/or the DoubleClick Campaign Manager integration. We are required by Google to disclose the following information to you in connection with our use of any Google Analytics for Display Advertising features on our site:

• Where Wilko makes use of Google Analytics for the Display Advertising Remarketing feature, Wilko will use the Remarketing feature to advertise online and third party vendors, including Google, to show Wilko ads on sites across the Internet.

• Wilko and third party vendors, including Google, may use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) to (a) inform, optimize and serve ads based on a user’s past visits to the Wilko site, and/or (b) report how your ad impressions, other uses of ad services, and interactions with these ad impressions and ad services are related to visits to the Wilko sites.

Data from Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting may be utilised by Wilko to help recognise and understand user preferences, to make improvements to the Wilko site, to choose content and advertising to display to you, and for other business purposes that will allow Wilko to better serve you.


Enable / Disable Cookies

Please consult your browser documentation or online help files for specific website browsers as the method varies greatly. For Google Analytic cookies, you may opt out of these cookies by using the Google Ads Settings page https://www.google.com/settings/ads. You may also prevent data from being collected and used by Google Analytics by opting out through the use of the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.


We may make changes to these terms

We amend these terms from time to time. Every time you wish to use our site, please check these terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time.


We may make changes to our site

We may update and change our site from time to time to reflect changes to our products, our users' needs and our business priorities.


We may suspend or withdraw our site

Our site is made available free of charge.

We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our site for business and operational reasons. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal.

You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms of use and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.


Our site is only for users in the UK

Our site is directed to people residing in the United Kingdom. We do not represent that content available on or through our site is appropriate for use or available in other locations.


How you may use material on our site

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

You must not use any part of the content on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.

If you print off, copy or download any part of our site in breach of these terms, your right to use our site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.


Do not rely on information on this site

The content on our site is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our site.

Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete or up to date.


We are not responsible for websites we link to

Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them.

We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.


User-generated content is not approved by us

This website may include information and materials uploaded by other users of the site, including but not limited to product reviews. This information and these materials have not been verified or approved by us. The views expressed by other users on our site do not represent our views or values.

If you wish to complain about information and materials uploaded by other users please contact our Customer Care team.


Our responsibility for loss or damage suffered by you

We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors and for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.

Different limitations and exclusions of liability will apply to liability arising as a result of the supply of any products to you by members of the wilko family of businesses. Those liabilities and exclusions will be set out in the terms and conditions of purchase on our website at www.wilko.com (for online purchases), or the terms and conditions that apply to in store purchases.

Please note that we only provide our site for domestic, personal use. You agree not to use our site for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.


Uploading content to our site

Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload content to our site, or to make contact with other users of our site, you must comply with the Content Standards (set out below).

You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty. This means you will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your breach of warranty.

Any content you upload to our site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. You retain all of your ownership rights in your content, but you are required to grant us and other users of our site a limited licence to use, store and copy that content and to distribute and make it available to third parties.

We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to our site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.

We have the right to remove any posting you make on our site if, in our opinion, your post does not comply with our content standards.

You are solely responsible for securing and backing up your content.


Prohibited uses

Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload content to our site, or to make contact with other users of our site, you must comply with the Content Standards (set out below).

You may use our site only for lawful purposes. You may not use our site:

  • • In any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation.

  • • In any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.

  • • For the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way.

  • • To send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards.

  • • To transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam).

  • • To knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful.


You also agree:

  • • Not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of our site in contravention of the provisions of these terms.

  • • Not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:

    • 1) any part of our site;

    • 2) any equipment or network on which our site is stored;

    • 3) any software used in the provision of our site; or

    • 4) any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.

  • • Not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.

By breaching these provisions, you may commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990 (as amended). We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.


Content standards

These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site (contributions).

You must comply with the spirit and the letter of the following standards. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.

Contributions must:

  • • Be accurate (where they state facts).

  • • Be genuinely held (where they state opinions).

  • • Comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.


Contributions must not:

  • • Contain any material which is defamatory of any person.

  • • Contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory.

  • • Promote sexually explicit material.

  • • Promote violence.

  • • Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.

  • • Infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person.

  • • Be likely to deceive any person.

  • • Be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence.

  • • Promote any illegal activity.

  • • Be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.

  • • Be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.

  • • Be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person.

  • • Give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case.

  • • Advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.

By breaching these provisions, you may commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990 (as amended). We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.


Suspension & termination

We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of these terms through your use of our site. When a breach of these terms have occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.

Failure to comply with these terms may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:

  • • Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our site.

  • • Immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to our site.

  • • Issue of a warning to you.

  • • Legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach.

  • • Further legal action against you.

  • • Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.

We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of our terms. The responses described in these terms are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.


Rules about linking to our site

You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.

You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page.

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

The website in which you are linking must comply in all respects with our Content Standards set out above.


We are not responsible for viruses

We do not guarantee that our site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.

You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access our site. You should use your own virus protection software.


Which country's laws apply to any disputes?

Please note that these terms of use, their subject matter and their formation, are governed by English law and are subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.


Our trade marks are registered

The Wilko name and its logo are trade marks of the wilko family of businesses. You are not permitted to use them without our approval.