Terms and Conditions


taxidermy.co.uk is the website of Mike Gadd, Hollydean Cottage, Padmans Lane, Boston Spa, West Yorkshire LS23 6BR.  The following terms and conditions will apply between you and Mike Gadd when you buy an item from taxidermy.co.uk.  The terms do not affect your statutory rights.

Your contract for purchases made through taxidermy.co.uk is with Mike Gadd.

You must be eighteen years old or older to use this website.  If you are under eighteen, you may only use this website with the agreement of, and under the supervision of, a parent or guardian.  If you do not qualify, please do not use this website.

You warrant that all details you provide to taxidermy.co.uk for the purpose of ordering or purchasing items are true, accurate, current and complete in all respects; and that the payment method you use is your own and that there are sufficient funds in your account to cover payment of the item(s) ordered.

You agree that email can be used as a long distance means of communication.

During the registration process, you must choose a username and password.  You are responsible for all actions taken under that username and password and must only purchase from taxidermy.co.uk under your own username and password.  You must make every effort to keep your password safe and should not disclose it to anyone.  If you think someone else might know it, you must change it. You may not transfer or sell your username to anyone, nor permit, either directly or indirectly, anyone to use your username or password.  If there are any changes to the details supplied by you, it is your responsibility to inform Mike Gadd as soon as possible.

It is a crime to use a false name to order.  Anyone caught deliberately entering an incorrect or fictitious order will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Mike Gadd reserves the right to end our agreement with you and to suspend or terminate your access to the website immediately and without notice to you if:-

  • you fail to make payment to us when due;
  • you breach any of these terms and conditions;
  • when requested by us to do so, you fail to provide within a reasonable time frame, enough information to let us check the accuracy and validity of any information supplied by you, or your identity;
  • we suspect you have engaged, or are about to engage, or are involved in fraudulent or illegal activity on taxidermy.co.uk.


You agree that if you break these terms and conditions or any liabilities are incurred arising out of your use of this website, you will be responsible for the reasonable and proper costs and expenses that we incur as a result of the breach, including reasonable and proper legal fees (if applicable).  You will remain liable if someone else uses your shopping account and/or personal information, unless you can prove that such use was fraudulent.


When placing an order, you agree that any and all information given is accurate and complete.

All orders are subject to acceptance, item availability and delivery costs.  Please check with us the cost of delivery before placing an order.

All prices listed on taxidermy.co.uk are correct at the time of entering the information.  However, we reserve the right to change prices of any item at any time.

A confirmation email will be sent to the email address given in your order form and will detail items ordered, payment method and cost.  You must check all the details on this confirmation email are correct and contact us as soon as possible if any details are incorrect.

Mike Gadd reserves the right to cancel any order and make any refunds if the item is no longer available.  No compensation will be paid in such cases.


Delivery costs are charged separately and you should check these with us before placing an order.  If not, you will receive an email from us regarding this.

Items will be sent to the address given by you in your order.  If you are ordering more than one item, your items may be sent to you separately.

Glass cases will not be shipped and must be collected.  Exceptions may be made at Mike Gadd’s sole discretion, but we accept no liability for any breakages or damage.


Except for books, WE DO NOT SHIP INTERNATIONALLY.  You should therefore arrange your own collection and arrange to pay any import and export duties and taxes .  Please note, customs policies vary widely from country to country.  We recommend you contact your local customs office for further information.

You should also first check for any import/export and possession restrictions prior to ordering.

Certain items are also subject to CITES regulations when exporting/importing these items out of the UK.  CITES regulations may be obtained from:

The Animal and Plant Health Agency
Centre for International Trade
Horizon House
Deanery Road
Bristol BL1 5AH

Email: wildlife.licensing@apha.gov.uk
Telephone: 03000 200 301

US customers should check with US Fish and Wildlife Services for trade/possession restrictions in the US prior to ordering.


Payment is due immediately after you place an order and must be paid in pounds sterling.  The following methods of payment may be used:

  • cheque;
  • bank transfer; and
  • credit card (NB: credit card fees that we incur will not be refunded if you subsequently cancel your order including for any reason relating to you not having read and understood these terms and conditions.)

Bank transfers should be sent to:

Barclays Bank plc (Harrogate Branch)
Sort Code 20-37-13
Account no. 60465380
Account name: M J Gadd

IBAN: GB24 BUKB 2037 1360 4653 80

Your order may be cancelled if payment is not paid within seven days.


If you have not submitted an order, you may clear the items in your shopping basket at any time by clicking the ‘Remove’ button next to the item you do not wish to purchase in your shopping basket.

If you have placed an order but then wish to change or cancel it, please contact us as soon as you can.  We will try our best to make any changes, but we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so as the order may already have been processed.  In such cases, you may have to wait until you receive the order and then follow the returns procedures below.

(NB: credit card fees that we incur will not be refunded if you subsequently cancel your order including for any reason relating to you not having read and understood these terms and conditions.)


You can cancel this contract if you so wish, provided that you exercise your right to do so within 14 days after the day on which you receive the products.

If you wish to cancel your order, please follow the returns procedure below. (NB: PayPal's fees will not be refunded if you subsequently cancel your order including for any reason relating to you not having read and understood these terms and conditions.)


If you wish to cancel an order, any sum you paid (less credit card fees we have incurred, if applicable as above) will be refunded as soon as reasonably practicable, provided the goods you return are in the same condition that they were when delivered to you.  You will be liable for any charges incurred when returning the goods to us, unless the return is as a result of an error on our side.  Your statutory rights are not affected.


Sustainable waste management is a primary part of our environmental waste management strategy and we strive to re-use packaging materials where possible.


We value our customers and respect their privacy.  We will never ask for personal details via email.  Any information we collect about you is held with the utmost care and security.

Due to the wildlife regulations, we have to keep details of where an item came from, where/how/when it died and to whom it was sold.  This data will be kept permanently.


We do not accept liability (except as set out below) for any errors and/or omissions contained in our website and reserve the right to change information, prices, specifications and descriptions of listed items and services at any time and without notice.

If an error is discovered in the price of the items that you have ordered, we will inform you as soon as possible.  We shall be under no obligation to fulfil an order for an item that was advertised at an incorrect price.  In the event that you order an item and the price published on taxidermy.co.uk is incorrect for any reason, we will email you to inform you that we have not accepted your order, and that your order has been cancelled.  You will be advised of the correct price of the subject item.  You may reorder it if you wish.  If you have already paid for the items in the circumstances described in this clause and do not wish to reorder, we shall refund the full amount as soon as reasonably practicable.

In the unlikely event that you receive items which were not what you ordered or which are damaged or defective (damage and breakage of glass cases excluded), we shall make good any shortage or non-delivery, repair any damaged or defective goods, or refund to you the amount you paid for the items in question provided that you notify us of the problem in writing at the address stated in the confirmation email within 14 days of delivery of the goods plus return the goods to us, unless we inform you that return is not necessary. This provision does not affect your statutory rights.

We have taken every measure to provide accurate item images for each item for sale on the website.  However, due to a number of different factors such as internet browsers, monitor colour contrasts etc, we cannot be held responsible or liable for any differences between the image and the actual item.

We do not accept liability for any indirect loss, consequential loss, loss of data, loss of income or profit, loss of damage to property and/or loss from claims of third parties arising out of the use of the website or for any items or services purchased from taxidermy.co.uk.

We ensure any data collected from you is stored as securely and safely as reasonably possible.  However, we cannot be held liable in the extremely unlikely event of a breach in our computer servers.

We shall have no liability to you for any delay in the delivery of items ordered or any other matters to the extent that the delay is due to any event outside our reasonable control, including but not limited to acts of God, war, flood, fire, labour disputes, strikes, lock-outs, riots, civil commotion, malicious damage, explosion, governmental actions, terrorism, pandemics and any other similar events.

We make no warranty that the website will meet your requirements, or will be uninterrupted, timely or error-free; defects will be corrected; the website or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs; or represents the full functionality, accuracy or reliability of the website.  We will not be responsible or liable to you for any loss of content or material uploaded or transmitted through the website.

To the fullest extent permissible under applicable law, we disclaim any and all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, in relation to the items.  This does not affect your statutory rights as a consumer.

We will not be liable, in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), pre-contract or other representations (other than fraudulent or negligent misrepresentations) or otherwise out of or in connection with the conditions for:

  • any economic losses (including without limitation loss of revenues, profits, contracts, business or anticipated savings);
  • any loss of goodwill or reputation; or
  • any special or indirect losses suffered or incurred by that party arising out of or in connection with the provisions of any matter under these conditions.

Nothing in these conditions shall exclude or limit our liability for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence or that of our servants, agents or employees.


All rights, including copyright, in the content of the taxidermy.co.uk web pages are owned or controlled by Mike Gadd.  In accessing taxidermy.co.uk web pages, you agree that you may only download the content for your own individual and non-commercial use.  You are not permitted to copy, broadcast, download, store (in any medium), transmit, show or play in public, adapt or change in any way the content of the taxidermy.co.uk web pages for any other purpose whatsoever without the prior written permission of Mike Gadd.


We cannot be held responsible for material displayed on third party websites or any other written material.  The only prices that apply for Mike Gadd’s items are those stated on the website.  We cannot vouch for the reliability of prices stated on other websites or through any other third party.


No waiver by us shall be construed as a waiver of any proceeding or succeeding breach of any provision.


Each provision of these conditions shall be construed as separately applying and surviving even if for any reason one or other of those provisions is held to be inapplicable or unenforceable in any circumstances.


These conditions govern our relationship with you.  Any changes to these conditions must be in writing and signed by both parties.  In this way, we can avoid any problems surrounding what Mike Gadd and you are expected to do.  You confirm that, in agreeing to accept these conditions, you have not relied on any representation except where that representation has been made a term of these conditions and you agree that you shall have no remedy in respect of any representation.  Your statutory rights are not affected by these terms and conditions.  Nothing in this clause shall limit or exclude our liability in respect of any fraudulent or negligent misrepresentation whether or not such has become a term of these conditions.


These conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and you irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.