pathfinder terms

Terms & Conditions

Damages & Claims
Any shortage or damage must be reported in writing within 14 days of receipt of goods, otherwise claims will not be considered. Please quote the invoice number on any claims.

We endeavour to dispatch all in-stock items within 1-2 days of receiving orders.
We guarantee delivery of all in-stock items within 7 working days but please allow 28 days for delivery of out-of-stock items, subject to availability. If you are ordering from overseas orders may take up to 28 days as standard – if you need to receive the goods before this please contact us to arrange a faster delivery service.

Order Confirmation & Supply
We will email you with confirmation and acceptance of your order. Pathfinder Walking Guides at its sole discretion may rescind acceptance, in whole or in part, of any order containing incorrect information, whether this results from technical malfunction or any other cause, or in cases where the order is in conflict with the conditions of purchase.

Pathfinder Walking Guides reserves the right at its sole discretion not to supply certain customers, or customers in certain countries, or to apply any limitations of quantity or value deemed appropriate.

While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website, we reserve the right to amend prices and any other information without notice. Goods will be charged for at the price ruling at the date of despatch.

Privacy Policy
We are Pathfinder Walking Guides, an imprint of Crimson Publishing.
This policy covers all sites produced by Crimson Business Limited. Crimson Business Limited is committed to protecting your privacy online. This privacy policy informs you what personal information Pathfinder Walking Guides collects and the purposes for which it uses this information. This policy may change from time to time.

Pathfinder Walking Guides may disclose your information, under strict terms of confidentiality and restriction of use, to partners of Pathfinder Walking Guides who supply services on behalf of Pathfinder Walking Guides and who require to process personal data in the provision of such services. When you use Pathfinder Walking Guides Services you are consenting to the disclosure of your personal information to Pathfinder Walking Guides partners, unless you have otherwise informed us that you do not wish us to disclose your personal information. However, under certain circumstances the force of law may require the provision of information to legal authorities. In order to safeguard the interests of its subscribers Pathfinder Walking Guides will comply with any such legally binding request.

Information we collect
Identifiable information – your information is collected when you register or fill in a form on a Pathfinder Walking Guides website, or you send an email to Pathfinder Walking Guides. The information that is provided by you will only be used for the purpose for which it is provided, unless you are informed otherwise at the time of giving the information. You may inform Pathfinder Walking Guides at any time if you wish Pathfinder Walking Guides to cease using your personal information.

Non-identifiable information – Pathfinder Walking Guides will from time to time collect information from you that does not reveal your personal identity, for example we may ask you to complete online polls. Pathfinder Walking Guides uses this information for editorial purposes, and occasionally for other internal purposes. This information is only used in aggregate form and is not connected to any name, address or other personal identifying information.

How we use personal information
Pathfinder Walking Guides processes personal information for the purpose of providing a personalised service, running competitions and providing you with information about products and services on offer. Pathfinder Walking Guides may from time to time use your contact information to tell you about news or events provided by Pathfinder Walking Guides or one of its strategic partners. You may opt-out of receiving such mailings, either when you register with Pathfinder Walking Guides or at any time afterwards. Pathfinder Walking Guides may also contact you with important information about your registration details even if you have opted-out of receiving promotional emails.

International Transfers
Crimson Business Limited shall take steps to ensure that any transfer of data to a country or territory outside the European Economic Area, whose laws provide for a different standard of protection for your personal data than that provided under English law, shall be made subject to contractual arrangements which will require that your data be processed to at least a standard compliant with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Electronic Communications Regulations 2003

Links & Security
There are links on Crimson Publishing web sites to third party websites which Pathfinder Walking Guides and Crimson Publishing has no control over. Pathfinder Walking Guides and Crimson Publishing accepts no responsibility or liability for any third party practices on third party websites.
Data transmission over the internet is never totally secure and whilst Pathfinder Walking Guides tries to protect your personal information, Pathfinder Walking Guides cannot warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk.

Cookies and other tracking devices
Cookies are information that are sent to and stored on your computer. They are used to identify you when you visit our sites. Cookies are used to remember passwords, usernames and your preferences.

Crimson Publishing websites may contain advertisements created and provided by third parties. These advertisements may also place Cookies on your computer that collect information about your use of the Internet. Pathfinder Walking Guides and Crimson Publishing do not control the collection or use of your information by such advertisers and our privacy policy does not apply to such information.

If you wish you can disable Cookies on your Internet browser. For further information about cookies, including how to delete them please visit

Returns and Refunds
All returns must be authorised by us prior to being sent back. Any unauthorised returns will not be credited and all returns must be made within 30 days of delivery.

Returns are accepted for any reason within the 30-day guarantee period (beginning on the date on the dispatch form) or within 8 working days of receiving goods. Customers returning goods are advised to use registered post or recorded delivery, as Pathfinder Walking Guides cannot issue refunds for returned items lost in transit.

Please do the following:
Make a note for your reference of the order number and item number/ISBN(s) given on the confirmation email

Contact us at and we can advise you on returning your item(s).
Where possible, return the item(s) with the original despatch note and in the original packaging.

Please note that Pathfinder Walking Guides will not refund returns postage and packing charges except in the demonstrable event that the customer has received an unordered item, an item damaged in transit, or a faulty item.

Refunds are normally processed within a week of receipt of the returned item or within 30 days of cancellation. Where refunds are requested, the Customer Services Manager will search the customer’s order record to prevent instances of fraudulent requests.

We will do our best to provide replacement copies of undelivered or returned items when requested, but our only obligation will be to refund purchase costs.

The refunds terms and conditions do not affect your statutory rights.

Books do not attract VAT charges. Where specified, a selection of resources, such as CD-ROMS and videos, attract a VAT charge, which will be added to your order in the shopping cart or order summary.

VAT will also be charged to orders to EC countries unless a VAT number is stated.