In these Terms, unless the context requires otherwise:
This site is owned and operated by www.empire-menswear.co.uk.
Store Address: 26 The Cheadle Hulme Shopping Centre, Cheadle Hulme, Stockport, Cheshire, SK8 5BB - Telpehone No. 0161 485 7822
We may change these Terms and Conditions at any time. Any changes will take effect on the date they are posted on our website. These Terms and Conditions are governed by English law and are subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts. We do not accept amendments to these Terms and Conditions. Failure by us to enforce any of these Terms and Conditions will not affect our right to enforce the rest of these terms and conditions.
We will treat each order for goods as an offer by you to purchase the goods subject to these terms and conditions.
To order goods on our website, you must be at least 18 years of age and accept our delivery terms.
Users must provide contact information (such as name, delivery address and telephone number) and financial information (such as card number, cardholder address, expiry date and security number).
All orders placed on our website will be acknowledged electronically by e-mail. Please note that verbal and/or electronic acknowledgements do not constitute order confirmation or order acceptance.
In the unlikely event that one or more of the Goods you ordered is unavailable we will immediately refund the value of the unavailable Goods to your original method of payment and inform you by email as soon as possible. Any remaining available Goods on that order will be processed as normal.
Your order will be accepted, and the creation of a legally binding contract between you and us will take place upon delivery provided that we have processed and received payment in full for such Goods.
www.empire-menswear.co.uk has taken every care in the preparation of the content of this Website, and in particular to ensure that prices quoted are correct at time of publishing; and that the Goods have been fairly described. However, please note that we may only accept Orders if there are no material errors in the description of the Goods or their prices as advertised on this Website.
Non-acceptance of an Order may be as a result of one of the following:
Whenever we need to contact you we will use the contact information you have provided.
The total price payable will be stipulated at the time when you place your order whether or not the order has been acknowledged. We are entitled to make adjustments to the price to take account of any increase in our suppliers' prices, the imposition of any taxes or duties; or if due to an error or omission.
All prices are inclusive of VAT but exclusive of delivery charges which will be payable as indicated at the time the order is placed.
Prices, offers and products are subject to availability and may change before (but not after) we accept your order. If a product becomes unavailable we will inform you.
Discounts in our shop and on our website are applied to the products Recommended Retail Price (RRP).
Although we endeavour to ensure that all pricing information on the website is accurate, occasionally an error may occur and goods may be mispriced. If we discover a pricing error we will, at our discretion: either contact you and ask you whether you wish to cancel your order or continue with the order at the correct price; or notify you that we have cancelled your order. We will not be obliged to supply goods at the incorrect price.
On occasion, the prices payable and promotions offered in respect of goods advertised on the website may differ from those prices and promotions offered at the same time in our shop. We are under no obligation to honour any shop price or promotion in the event that they differ from those on the website. Similarly, our shop is under no obligation to honour any website price or promotion in the event that they differ from those in the shop.
Prices that are reduced for sales and promotions are only valid for the specified period.
Method of Payment
We will not deduct the price from your Card until the Goods are despatched. We may delay despatch until receipt of authorisation for payment to be taken from the Card provided. You can pay using your credit or debit card that is either VISA, Master Card or Maestro. It is imperative that you provide the cardholder's name as it is shown on the card, phone number and address exactly as it appears on the card statement.
Card fraud is illegal and will lead to prosecution in all cases.
Gift Vouchers may be purchased to any value between £5 and £1,000 and can be redeemed in multiple purchases until the balance is used. Gift Vouchers are valid for 365 days from date of purchase.
Gift vouchers presented after their expiry date will be treated as void and are non-exchangeable and non-refundable.
To check the remaining balance of your gift voucher please ask in the Hereford shop or contact customer support.
Gift Vouchers cannot be returned or refunded, except in accordance with your legal rights. They should be treated as cash, we are unable to replace a Gift Voucher if lost or stolen. We reserve the right to refuse to accept a Gift Voucher which it deems to have been tampered with, duplicated, damaged or which otherwise is suspected to be affected from fraud.
Your order is sent directly to our secure terminals for processing. Once we have received your order and payment, our staff will pick, pack and dispatch the item. We will aim to do this the same day for all orders placed Mon-Sat (excluding Bank Holidays).
Why you can feel secure shopping with us. We use the industry leading internet payment company Square Pay and PayPal, to protect your card details and protect us from fraud; the following security systems are used.
Transaction security. All transaction information passed between merchant sites and the Square Pay VSP Systems is encrypted using 128-bit SSL certificates. No cardholder information is ever passed unencrypted and any messages sent to your servers from Square Pay are signed using MD5 hashing to prevent tampering. You can be completely secure in the knowledge that nothing you pass to the Square Pay servers can be examined, used or modified by any third parties attempting to gain access to sensitive information.
Encryption and Data Storage. All sensitive data is secured on Square Pay using internationally recognised 256-bit encryption standards. The data they hold is extremely secure and the system is regularly audited by the banks and banking authorities to ensure it remains so.
Links to banks. Square Pay has multiple private links into the banking network that are completely separate from the Internet and which do not cross any publicly accessible networks. Any cardholder information sent to the banks and any authorisation message coming back is secure and cannot be tampered with.
Verified by Visa and MasterCard Secure Code. To ensure our mutual security and give you even more confidence in shopping online with www.empire-menswear.co.uk, we have introduced Verified by Visa and MasterCard Secure Code These services enhance your existing credit/debit card accounts against unauthorized use when you shop with us. To use this service, you must first register with the bank or other organisation that issued your card. Once you have registered and created your own private password with your card issuer, you will be automatically prompted at the checkout when the card is being processed to provide this password each time you make a purchase. Please note that your Verified by Visa and MasterCard Secure Code password is related to your credit/debit cards and is not your www.empire-menswear.co.uk customer account password. www.empire-menswear.co.uk does not have access to your Verified by Visa or MasterCard Secure Code password.
Employee access. No individuals within Square Pay are able to decrypt transaction information or cardholder data. Their systems only allow access to our most senior staff and only in extenuating circumstances (such as investigations of Card Fraud by the Police). Your card information is secure even from their own employees because the systems never display the full card numbers, even on administration screens.
We strongly believe that www.empire-menswear.co.uk offers some of the best quality menswear, clothing, footwear and accessories available today and we understand that your purchase is an investment in your passion; it deserves the best possible care and attention. You will have a number of delivery options available to you at checkout so please ensure the service you select meets your needs and matches your order value. Think of it as insurance!
FREE Royal Mail Tracked Delivery Service (Within The UK) - Royal Mail Tracked service for ALL orders. This service allows you to track your parcel to your door. Royal Mail Tracked is able to deliver your goods to anywhere in the UK, including Northern Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man. The Tracked Delivery Service usually takes 3-5 working days for your goods to arrive from receipt of order. Parcels addressed to Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man will be tracked up to acceptance into the territory.
Retail Store Click & Collect - This service has been suspended as our stores are temporarily closed following national restrictions put in place by the Government on 23rd March 2020.
Our Click & Collect service offers all the benefits of shopping online, combined with the same personal retail experience that you'd receive in our retail stores. Simply order your items, select Click & Collect and when your order is ready for collection we will contact you using the details provided when the order was placed. This can take up to 1 working days. Click and Collect orders to our stores are free of charge.
International Shipping (SET SHIPPING FEE OF £10) - Import charges may apply so please check with your local customs office for more information.
Important information - We make every effort to deliver Goods within the estimated timescales; however, delays are occasionally inevitable due to unforeseen factors or extreme weather events. www.empire-menswear.co.uk shall be under no liability for any delay or failure to deliver the Goods within the estimated timescales. Deliveries to Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Northern Scotland, Scottish Islands and the Isles of Scilly have restrictions on the available services due to the longer distances involved and may take additional time.
Working days - Deliveries will adhere to the timescales indicated provided that the order is placed before 3pm Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays). Orders placed on Saturday or Sunday will be despatched on the following Monday (excluding bank holidays). Although we will make every reasonable effort to ensure your products are delivered within the set timescales, we cannot guarantee that they will not be affected by unforeseen issues affecting our delivery partner. Under these circumstances, additional delivery charges will not be refunded.
Delivery to your Card address. When you have selected the Goods that you wish to purchase from us, the delivery address will default automatically to the billing address associated with your Card.
Selecting an alternative address. However, should you wish to send the Goods to an alternative address then you can enter this in the delivery address form as you proceed through the checkout process. The alternative address can be either residential or business. To make life easier for you, if you set-up an account with www.empire-menswear.co.uk then you can store multiple addresses so that when re-ordering you can select from your delivery address book saving you the hassle of filling out the form again.
Delivery charges. The delivery charges are applied according to a simple banding structure based on the value of your total basket. There is only one delivery charge per Order. Our current charges (as of 1st January 2020) are inclusive of VAT at the prevailing UK rate.
Risk of loss or damage to the Goods shall pass to you at the time the Goods are delivered.
Redirection / Return of Consignment Once Despatched. Unfortunately, we regret to say there is up to a £10.00[GBP] surcharge should the parcel need to be re-routed to a different address once despatched (We do recommend that all orders are sent to an address where a signature is available). This is because we are charged for this service by our couriers and we cannot absorb this cost. We reserve the right to change the delivery prices without prior notice. While we make every effort to ensure that delivery takes place within the stated time scales hours, we cannot fully guarantee any delivery times.
Should you have any query with regards to the receipt of your order then please email us at email@example.com We have full access to the tracking of your parcel so we will be able to see the current status and resolve any issues for you.
We hope that you are perfectly happy with your order from www.empire-menswear.co.uk, but we understand that you may want to return your purchase.
EASY ANYTIME RETURNS - We offer an unlimited returns period and endeavour to process all returns within 48 hours of receipt provided the goods are returned in the original condition, including all labels and packaging intact.
To return an item(s) please complete a Returns Form with as much detail as possible, include it in the parcel, and post to:
26 The Cheadle Hulme Shopping Centre, Cheadle Hulme, Stockport, Cheshire, SK8 5BB.
We regret to inform you that we cannot be held responsible for returned goods that become lost and/or damaged in transit. We therefore strongly recommend that you use a recorded/insured delivery service and keep a record of this to avoid disappointment.
A refund for the goods (excluding shipping costs) will be issued once the return is processed at our warehouse.
You can also return internet purchases at any www.empire-menswear.co.uk stores, to speed things along please remember to present the sales invoice supplied by us in respect of such Goods as proof of purchase. If you choose to receive a refund, it will be processed separately by our Customer Support Team and can take up to 7 days to appear in your account.
How to do a quick and easy exchange
To exchange online purchases simply complete a new online order for the desired replacement and return the unwanted Good(s) for a full refund.
Whilst we acknowledge that this is technically not an exchange service it is by far the most efficient and fastest way to ensure that you receive the goods you require.
You can also exchange internet purchases at the www.empire-menswear.co.uk stores to speed things along please remember to present the sales invoice supplied by us in respect of such Goods as proof of purchase. You may exchange product(s) at the shop for Goods of an equal or higher value for which you will receive a new receipt.
EU Consumer Rights Directive (CRD) Right to Cancel
If you wish to exercise your right to cancel your order under the CRD - you will need to inform us in writing within 14 days for unwanted goods and 30 days for faulty/damaged goods. You can do this by letter, email, or by returning the goods with a completed Returns Form;
All postage charges will be reimbursed in the case of faulty or incorrectly supplied items, or an order cancelled under the DSRs.
We will not charge a restocking fee for returned items.
Warranties and Liability
Nothing in these Terms excludes or limits liability for death or personal injury caused by negligence or fraudulent misrepresentation.
In the absence of any negligence other than breach of duty by www.empire-menswear.co.uk, your use of any Goods other than in accordance with their operating manuals and/or instructions is entirely at your own risk.
www.empire-menswear.co.uk will make every effort to deliver Goods within a reasonable time from the date of your Order and to comply with our obligations under these Terms, but we cannot be held responsible for delays or failures due to adverse weather, traffic delays, mechanical breakdowns or other circumstances beyond our control.
The information contained in the material in this Website is only for information purposes. www.empire-menswear.co.uk, by permitting the use of this Website, does not hold itself out as providing any legal, financial or other advice. It also does not make any recommendation or endorsement as to any investment, advisor or other service or product or to any material submitted by third parties or linked to this Website. The material on this Website does not constitute advice and you should not rely on any material in this Website to make (or refrain from making) any decision or take (or refrain from taking) any action.
www.empire-menswear.co.uk takes all reasonable care and diligence to ensure the accuracy and completeness of information on the Website and that Goods details, images and descriptions are correct at the time information is first published onto the Website. The Website is provided on an "as is" basis and we give no warranty and make no representation regarding the accuracy or completeness of the content on the Website. www.empire-menswear.co.uk cannot guarantee the accuracy of images on the Website and the colours of actual Goods may differ from images and may be a product of the photographic processes of our suppliers. Sizing guides provided on the Website are provided by our suppliers and are intended as a general guide only. We do not accept any liability for discrepancies in measurements, or any purchases which arise directly from the sizing charts provided on the website.
www.empire-menswear.co.uk will make every effort to keep the Website available but www.empire-menswear.co.uk cannot guarantee that the Website will always be available, reliable, and free from technical inaccuracies and typographical errors or other types of error. Further, we often review the content of the Website to keep it up to date, but we cannot guarantee that it will always be up to date. www.empire-menswear.co.uk do not make any other promises or warranties about the Website.
This Website also contains links to other websites and resources which are not under the control of and are not maintained by www.empire-menswear.co.uk. www.epmire-menswear.co.uk has no control over such websites and resources. www.empire-menswear.co.uk provides these links for your convenience only but does not necessarily endorse the material on these websites. Your visiting of any external websites via links from this Site is entirely at your own risk. Where it is possible for you to transact through any linked website with a third party, such transactions shall be (and any rights and obligations shall arise) solely between you and the third party. Therefore, you should ensure that you carefully read the terms and conditions for the accessing and use of such websites and resources and, if you suffer losses as a result of accessing and/or using such third party websites and resources, you must claim against the third party and not us.
Unless otherwise specified, the materials on this Website are directed solely at those who access this website from the United Kingdom. www.empire-menswear.co.uk makes no representation that any products or services referred to in the materials on this website are appropriate for use, or available, in other locations. Those who choose to access this Website from other locations are responsible for compliance with local laws if and to the extent local laws are applicable.
www.empire-menswear.co.uk will take all reasonable precautions to keep the details of your Order and payment secure, but, unless we are negligent, we cannot be held liable for any losses caused as a result of unauthorised access to information provided by you.
If either you or www.empire-menswear.co.uk is in breach of the arrangements under these Terms, neither of us will be responsible for any losses that the other suffers as a result, except those losses which are a foreseeable consequence of the breach. Losses are foreseeable where they could be contemplated by both you and us at the time you place an Order
If you are unhappy with any aspect of our service please let us know. We aim to deal with all complaints as effectively as possible in a fair, confidential, easy to use, speedy and informative manner. If you wish to make a complaint please contact us either by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by post at: www.empire-menswear.co.uk, 26 The Cheadle Hulme, Shopping Centre, Cheadle, Stockport, Cheshire, SK8 5BB.
Miscellaneous Legal Stuff
A person who is not a party to this agreement shall have no right under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any term of this agreement. This clause does not affect any right or remedy of any person which exists or is available otherwise than pursuant to that Act.