Terms and Conditions
Terms and conditions of business
This website has been created by the team at Thinking Slimmer to promote weight loss, lifestyle change and well-being. When purchasing a product in our online store you will be asked to tick a checkbox to indicate that you have read and accepted our Terms and Conditions.
Our policies on delivery, returns and privacy are set out separately on the site but form a part of these Terms and Conditions. All prices quoted in our store include VAT at the prevailing rate although some CDs may display the price excluding VAT because of uncertainty over a possible change to the rate at the time of manufacture.
We promise that we have used all reasonable care and skill in providing the products you order from us and the services you receive. Our voice recordings have been scripted and prepared by fully-qualified cognitive hypnotherapists.
Despite what you may read on some websites, it is not possible for any specialist to guarantee 100 per cent success on achieving any goal, whether weight-related or not, without the full commitment, belief and dedication of the client and even then it may not work for everyone.
Our extensive experience over almost 20 years, plus the results of our independent clinical trials, indicates that the WordWeaving™ technique used in our voice recordings is fully effective on more than 80 per cent of our customers who are committed to losing weight and lifestyle change, and has partial success with most of the others in helping them achieve their goals.
By agreeing to these terms and conditions when you purchased one of our products, you undertook that you do not suffer from clinical depression, epilepsy or any psychiatric condition which might be adversely affected by listening to the product or which might negate its effectiveness. Our products are not a subsititute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
Your money-back guarantee
(applies only to purchases made after 00.01 December 28, 2013)
We’re happy give you your money back and that makes us pretty unusual. The thing is, we really want you to be successful and we’re sure that’s why you bought a Slimpod. So we need a good stab at proving to you that our products can help you achieve lifestyle change.
We all know lifestyle change is essential if anyone is to lose weight and keep it off. That’s why we offer a range of free support services. You’ll understand that to qualify for a refund, you first need to do have:
Asked us for help so we can check you’re doing everything correctly.
* Followed the guidance given in your handbook for goal-setting. You will need to send us a copy or a scan of the goal map you created when you started listening to your Slimpod.
* Completed your daily success log for the recommended 42 days. You will need to send us a copy or a scan of the document.
* Listened to your Slimpod every night for the full 42 days as set out in the success log.
If you have listened for at least 42 days in a row and there are no changes, email us and one of our specialists will talk to you on the phone to assess whether it would help you to succeed if you were offered a free place on a helping hands mentoring programme. A requirement for joining the mentoring programme is that participants send us a “before” picture of themselves and complete a confidential questionnaire. The photograph and the assessment will be treated in the strictest confidence.
During the programme, participants complete a regular online feedback form so we can monitor their progress and help them as necessary. If after all this help and support there have been no changes we give you a full refund. No quibbles. No hassle. No hard feelings.
When using a Slimpod or a Fitpod it is vital that you follow precisely the instructions contained in your handbook. Goal-setting is a vital part of the Thinking Slimmer technique and you will only achieve the most successful weight-loss results if you complete and display the contract with yourself and keep a daily success log.
Any decisions you make once you have received any of our products are your own and you remain wholly responsible for any decisions and actions you take. The information contained on this website and in our publications and on social media is not a substitute for proper medical advice and if you are in any doubt you should consult your doctor or licensed medical practitioner before using any of our products. If you were suffering from clinical depression or any psychiatric condition when you bought one of our products then the money back guarantee will be invalid. Your statutory rights are not affected by this exclusion.
We have used our best judgment in compiling the information on our website and in our product guides. Customers in the United States should be aware that the Food and Drug Administration may not have evaluated the information presented. The information we give and the products we sell are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
We use PayPal as our online payment system because we trust them to handle your transactions securely and promptly. However, we cannot be held responsible for any problems that may arise, howsoever caused, through the use of PayPal. Our site has an SSL security certificate from Thawte, which is your guarantee that your financial details are as safe as we can make them. We do not store your credit or debit card details. We have a Trustwave DCI compliance certificate to show that our data systems are secure.
Delivery of items through the post such as CDs in the UK and NI is made by Fulfilment By Amazon (FBA). We use FBA because we trust them to deal with your order promptly and to deliver items on time. However, we cannot be held responsible for any problems that may arise, howsoever caused, through the use of FBA. For CD delivery outside the UK and NI we use Royal Mail.
Full details of how to return goods to us are contained in our returns policy elsewhere on the site. Our returns policy also forms a part of these Terms and Conditions.
While all reasonable care has been taken to avoid the transmission of viruses, it is the responsibility of the recipient to ensure that the onward transmission, opening or use of emails we send you and any attachments will not adversely affect its systems or data. No responsibility is accepted by ThinkingSlimmer Ltd in this regard and the recipient should carry out such virus and other checks as he or she considers appropriate.
All material, information and/or advice made available to you (whether on our Site, as part of the Products or otherwise howsoever) (“Materials”) is provided for your information only and may not be construed as medical advice or instruction. None of the Materials is a recommendation as to how to treat any particular disease, health problem or health related condition. Nor have any Materials been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Food Standards Agency (FSA), the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) or any other Government or medical body in any country. The Materials do not supersede any advice given by any qualified medical practitioner, registered dietician or nutritionist.
The Materials we provide and our Products and Programmes are based on our own research and experiences. You should not use the Materials for diagnosis or treatment of any disease, health problem, health related condition or for prescription of any medication or other treatment. If you suspect you may have a health condition directly or indirectly related to pregnancy or post-pregnancy such as (but not restricted to) Hernia; Prolapse; severe or irreparable Diastasis Recti; Sacro-iliac pain; Sciatica, Symphysis Pubis Joint Diastasis; Pelvic Girdle Pain (also known as Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction) or Postnatal / Postpartum Depression you should consult with a medical healthcare professional BEFORE embarking on ANY exercise programme (including for the avoidance of doubt, before using any Product). Surgical or prescription options, implications, outcomes and insurance policy cover vary widely across the world and can only be properly advised by your own medical healthcare professional.
We (nor any of our officers, employees, consultants, agents and/or representatives) do not provide medical advice, diagnosis, treatment or medical services of any kind.
We make no promises, assurances, warranties and/or representations that the Products (or any part of them) will treat, control or cure any particular disease, health problem or health related condition.
The Materials we provide and/or Products are not a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis and/or medical treatment provided by your doctor, healthcare provider, nutritionist or dietician.
You must not rely on the Materials and/or Products as an alternative to medical advice and (subject to your statutory rights) we expressly disclaim all responsibility for, and shall have no liability for, any damage, loss, expense, injury or liability whatsoever suffered by you or any third party as a result of your reliance on any Materials and/or Products we provide to you.
If you have any specific questions or concerns about any medical matter, you should consult your doctor, healthcare provider, nutritionist or dietician as soon as possible.
If you think you may be suffering from any particular disease, health problem or health related condition (whether before, during or after the use of the Products) you should seek immediate medical attention from your doctor, healthcare provider, nutritionist or dietician. You acknowledge that you will not delay seeking or disregard medical advice or discontinue any medical treatment because of the Materials we provide to you or because you have purchased the Products.
Special offers and discount codes
Discounted promotional offers and bonus offers are subject to product availability and can be withdrawn at any time without notice. Discount codes which may be available from time to time cannot be combined with other offers to produce a greater discount unless expressly stated otherwise in product or promotional materials.
Discount codes will not work with products which are already discounted in a sale or promotional offer unless expressly stated otherwise in product or promotional materials.
Free 1st class delivery may also be withdrawn at any time without notice and substituted by a flat rate delivery charge.
Free first class delivery applies only to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Outside this area a flat-rate £4.99 per item delivery charge applies. Fast delivery in UK and NI costs £5.99. You can find out more about this in our delivery policy which also forms part of these terms and conditions.
Your statutory rights under English law, Scottish or European law are not adversely affected by any of our Terms and Conditions of business.
For customers in the United States
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ThinkingSlimmer Ltd is a company registered in England, number 5567065.
Postal address: Thinking Slimmer, Ashbrooke House, Old Hall Drive, Pinner, Middlesex, HA5 4SW, UK
Registered office 400 Harrow Road, London W9 2HU.
VAT registration number GB 867 7206 88