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Terms & Conditions



These terms and conditions govern your use of this website; by using this website, you accept these terms and conditions in full. If you disagree with these terms and conditions or any part of these terms and conditions do not use this website. 

Our details are as follows:

Ethicycle Ltd
356 Cowbridge Road East
CF5 1HE 


Our companies house registration number is 08555899

Our VAT registration number is 169506971

iPhoneRecycling, iPhone Recycling and www.iphonerecycling.co.uk are brands operated & owned by Ethicycle Ltd.

This website uses cookies.  By using this website and agreeing to these terms and conditions, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of our privacy policy.

By using this website you warrant and represent that you are at least 18 years of age and are able to form a legally binding contract for the device that you are selling. For the avoidance of doubt English law will govern the terms of use.

We may revise these terms and conditions at any time by updating this document. You should check this page regularly to review the current terms and conditions, because they continue to be binding on you. Certain provisions of these terms and conditions may be superseded by expressly designated legal notices or terms located on particular pages of this Website. If you do not wish to accept any new terms and conditions after we have given notice, you should not continue to use this Website.





Supplying us


You are deemed to have placed an order once you have placed an order to sell your device on our site. By placing an order you confirm that the device being sold is your device or that you have permission from the device owner to sell it to us. The placement of products on our site is an invitation to servce, by placing an order on our site you are making an offer to sell your device to us at the quoted price. We may reject an offer to sell for any reason, including, but not limited to the following - there is a pricing or error in the description, you are based outside of the UK, you are a competitor, we belive the device may be stolen or that we believe you do not meet our criteria for any other reason. Using our site does not confer any license or transfer of intellectual property from ourselves to you & all rights are reserved.



All our prices include VAT where applicable & all prices are valid for 14 days from when the order was placed. If your device is received outside of the 14 days we may need to revise the price. We may also need to revise the price if you've selected the incorrect network, model, condition or if you order doesn't meet our criteria for any other reason. In these circumstancee we will contact you via the email address provided on your order to check if you'd like to proceed with the revision or to have your item returned free of charge. By accepting these terms & conditions you agree that we should proceed with this revision if no response is received within 7 days of the revision being sent. It is your responsibility to ensure you have provided us with the correct contact information. We cannot accept responsibility for non receipt of a revision if you have failed to check your spam box or if the email 'bounces back'. If you opt to have your handset returned this will be sent back within 7 working days of the rejection being notified & will be sent via tracked delivery. Unfortunately we are unable to return any packaging or accessories that are included with the device as these are removed from the order upon arrival. In the rare case of there being a palpable error in the pricing of any item we reserve the right to reject the handset & to return it free of charge.


Handset Criteria

Each device should meet the make, model, capacity & network under which it is sold. in addition to this the device is also subject to the following conditions applicable for each condition. If your device fails to meet these criteria you may still recycle the device but we may contact you to make a revision to the price.



  • All functions must work fully with no defects 
  • Scratches & scuffs are OK, chips, bends, cracks or dents are not
  • Handset must be signed out of iCloud 
  • Display must have no discoloured patches 
  • The device must show no signs of water damage
  • The screen must not be protruding fron the casing of the device
  • Must be an original Apple device with no fake components. Items that are engraved are subject to a 25% deduction if sold as working.
    • Working devices can be sent without the original box or accessories unless it has been stipulated in the original order. If recycling the Apple Watch the original charger should be included with the device.  


Faulty/Damaged Items:

  • Handset must at least 'power on'.
  • Handset cannot be water damaged.
  • Handset must be signed out of iCloud.
  • Cannot be 'beyond economic repair' (e.g. items crushed in half or missing major components)


Brand New:

  • Must be brand new & unused.
  • Must be in the original box with all accessories.
  • Box must be sealed if originally sold sealed & not damaged.


Abandoned Devices

We will hold devices for a period of 30 days after making contact asking you to remove iCloud from the device. If you do not notify us that iCloud has been removed & that you would like the item returned you within this period, the device will be considered abandoned & disposed of accordingly. In these circumstances no payment is provided for the device.


Posting your devices 

Included with your order will be a page titled 'Posting Instructions'. Please review this document carefully as it will lay out all the postage options along with their level of tracking, comensation & delivery speed. Providing you follow the instructions we offer a free tracked service provided by Royal Mail Tracked Returns 48. You are responsible for the device until it reaches us & we cannot accept any liability for items that do not reach us. Please note any accessories or boxes sent in with the device will not be paid for unless stated otherwise. These can also not be returned if you need your handset back for whatever reason.


We offer payment by bank transfer or cheque. Provided your item meets the criteria under which it is sold bank payments are made at the end of the working day & in most cases will be in your account the same day. Cheques are sent via Royal Mail 1st Class within 1-2 days. You are responsible for ensuring you have provided us with ther correct payment details & we cannot accept any liability for any payments that are made to the wrong account or sent to the wrong address owing to you providing the incorrect details. 

Use of this website

You may view, download for caching purposes only, and print pages [or [OTHER CONTENT]] from the website for your own personal use, subject to the restrictions set out below and elsewhere in these terms and conditions. 

Without express permission, you must not:


      • republish material from this website (including republication on another website);
      • sell, rent or sub-license material from the website;
      • show any material from the website in public;
      • reproduce, duplicate, copy or otherwise exploit material on this website for a commercial purpose;


Acceptable use


You must not use this website in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the website; or in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity.


You must not use this website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software.


You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to this website without Ethicycle Ltd express written consent.


You must not use this website for any purposes related to marketing without Ethicycle Ltd express written consent.


User content


In these terms and conditions, “your user content” means material (including without limitation text, images, audio material, video material and audio-visual material) that you submit to this website, for whatever purpose.


You grant to Ethicycle Ltd worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, adapt, publish, translate and distribute your user content in any existing or future media.  You also grant to Ethicycle Ltd the right to sub-license these rights, and the right to bring an action for infringement of these rights.


Your user content must not be illegal or unlawful, must not infringe any third party's legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action whether against you or Ethicycle Ltd or a third party (in each case under any applicable law).  


You must not submit any user content to the website that is or has ever been the subject of any threatened or actual legal proceedings or other similar complaint.


Ethicycle Ltd reserves the right to edit or remove any material submitted to this website, or stored on Ethicycle Ltd' servers, or hosted or published upon this website.



No warranties


This website is provided “as is” without any representations or warranties, express or implied.  Ethicycle Ltd makes no representations or warranties in relation to this website or the information and materials provided on this website.  


Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing paragraph, Ethicycle Ltd does not warrant that:


      1. this website will be constantly available, or available at all; or
      2. the information on this website is complete, true, accurate or non-misleading.


Nothing on this website constitutes, or is meant to constitute, advice of any kind.


Limitations of liability


Ethicycle Ltd will not be liable to you (whether under the law of contact, the law of torts or otherwise) in relation to the contents of, or use of, or otherwise in connection with, this website:

      • for any direct loss
      • for any indirect, special or consequential loss; or
      • for any business losses, loss of revenue, income, profits or anticipated savings, loss of contracts or business relationships, loss of reputation or goodwill, or loss or corruption of information or data.


These limitations of liability apply even if Ethicycle Ltd has been expressly advised of the potential loss. Without prejudice to the previous statement, any compensation is limited to the maximum amount of the individual order value.




Nothing in this website disclaimer will exclude or limit any warranty implied by law that it would be unlawful to exclude or limit; and nothing in this website disclaimer will exclude or limit Ethicycle Ltd liability in respect of any:


death or personal injury caused by Ethicycle Ltd negligence;

fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation on the part of Ethicycle Ltd; or

matter which it would be illegal or unlawful for Ethicycle Ltd to exclude or limit, or to attempt or purport to exclude or limit, its liability. 




By using this website, you agree that the exclusions and limitations of liability set out in this website disclaimer are reasonable.  


If you do not think they are reasonable, you must not use this website.


Other parties


You accept that, as a limited liability entity, Ethicyel Ltd has an interest in limiting the personal liability of its officers and employees.  You agree that you will not bring any claim personally against Ethicycle Ltd's officers or employees in respect of any losses you suffer in connection with the website.


Without prejudice to the foregoing paragraph, you agree that the limitations of warranties and liability set out in this website disclaimer will protect Ethicycle Ltd's officers, employees, agents, subsidiaries, successors, assigns and sub-contractors as well as Ethicycle Ltd. 




You hereby indemnify Ethicycle Ltd and undertake to keep Ethicycle Ltd indemnified against any losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including without limitation legal expenses and any amounts paid by Ethicycle to a third party in settlement of a claim or dispute on the advice of Ethicycle Ltd's legal advisers) incurred or suffered by Ethicycle Ltd arising out of any breach by you of any provision of these terms and conditions.


Breaches of these terms and conditions


Without prejudice to Ethicycle Ltd's other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach these terms and conditions in any way, Ethicycle Ltd may take such action as Ethicycle Ltd deems appropriate to deal with the breach, including suspending your access to the website, prohibiting you from accessing the website, blocking computers using your IP address from accessing the website, contacting your internet service provider to request that they block your access to the website and/or bringing court proceedings against you.




Ethicycle Ltd may revise these terms and conditions from time-to-time.  Revised terms and conditions will apply to the use of this website from the date of the publication of the revised terms and conditions on this website.  Please check this page regularly to ensure you are familiar with the current version.




Ethicycle Ltd may transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with Ethicycle Ltd's rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions without notifying you or obtaining your consent.


You may not transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with your rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions.  




If a provision of these terms and conditions is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other provisions will continue in effect.  If any unlawful and/or unenforceable provision would be lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted, and the rest of the provision will continue in effect. 


Entire agreement


These terms and conditions, together with our privacy policy, constitute the entire agreement between you and Ethicycle Ltd in relation to your use of this website, and supersede all previous agreements in respect of your use of this website.


Law and jurisdiction


These terms and conditions will be governed by and construed in accordance with English law, and any disputes relating to these terms and conditions will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

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