TERMS AND CONDITIONS
These terms and conditions set out the basis on which you can visit and use our Website. Please read them carefully as they contain important information.
1.1 These terms and conditions ("the Terms") apply to your use of this website (the "Website"). By accessing this Website and/or placing an order you agree to be bound by these Terms, which include our privacy and cookies policy ("Privacy and Cookies Policy"). If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms you may not use or access this Website. If you do use the Website, your conduct indicates that you agree to be bound by these Terms.
1.2 In these Terms, unless the context requires otherwise:
- "Contract" means each contract for the supply of Goods by us into which these Terms shall be incorporated;
- "Card" means the credit or debit card which you use to make payment for the Goods;
- "Goods" means the goods which we supply in accordance with these Terms;
- "Order" means a purchase order in respect of the Goods issued by you to us.
1.3 This site is owned and operated by Airwair International Limited, which is a part of R Griggs Group Ltd. "drmartens.com" is a trading division of Airwair International Limited. Airwair International Limited registered office: Cobbs Lane, Wollaston, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire NN29 7SW. Registered number 3009359, VAT No: 638 541 817. If you want to ask us anything about these Terms or have any comments or complaints on or about this Website, please email us at email@example.com.
1.4 drmartens.com reserves the right to change these Terms from time to time. Any such changes will take effect when posted on the Website and it is your responsibility to read the terms and conditions on each occasion you use this Website and your continued use of the Website shall signify your acceptance to be bound by the latest Terms.
1.5 There may be legal notices on other areas of this Website which relate to your use of this Website, such as our Privacy and Cookies Policy, all of which will, together with these Terms govern your use of this Website.
1.6 drmartens.com may from time to time make available services on the Website which require registration. Information that you provide on this Website must be complete and accurate. You agree not to impersonate any other person or entity or to use a false name or a name that you are not authorised to use.
1.7 Subsequent access to such services shall require input of appropriate account and password details ("Login Details"). You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Login Details and any activities that occur under your account. drmartens.com shall not be liable to any person for any loss or damage which may arise as a result of any failure by you to protect your Login Details. In the event that you have any concerns regarding your Login Details or become aware of any misuse then you should inform us immediately by contacting our customer services team via our contact form. drmartens.com may deactivate your account at any time which will mean that your Login Details will no longer provide access to your account. drmartens.com will let you know if it does this using the contact details you provided.
1.8 We sell children’s products for purchase by adults. We require that all purchases be made by adult individuals 18 years of age or older. Each time you purchase a product on this site, you are representing to drmartens.com that you are an individual 18 years of age or older. We cannot prohibit minors visiting this site. We rely on parents, guardians and those responsible for supervising children under 18 to decide which materials are appropriate for such children to view/purchase. If you are under 18, you must use this site only with the involvement of a parent or guardian.
2. Order Process
2.1 Where an order form exists, we will request information from the user as required. Here a user must provide contact information (such as name, delivery address, telephone number) and financial information (such as credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill customers' orders. If we have trouble processing an order, this contact information is used to get in touch with the user.
2.2 When you place an order with us online you will be taken through a secure checkout process and up to the point at which you click on 'Place Order' on the final page of the checkout process you are able to add/amend/delete any items that you have placed in your basket.
2.3 When you place a phone order we will request your name, billing/shipping address, contact number and email address and payment details. Once we have taken the payment and confirmed the order you are able to add/amend/delete any items.
2.4 Please note that the colours of the Goods are as accurate as the Website allows, as the actual colours you see will depend on your monitor. We cannot guarantee that your monitor's display of any colour will accurately reflect the colour of the product on delivery.
3. Acknowledgement and acceptance of your order
3.1 If you have supplied us with an email address, we will send you a confirmation of receipt of your Order email once you submit your Order and then you will be sent another email on despatch of your Goods. All Orders whether placed on the Website or by another method will be subject to our acceptance in accordance with these Terms. Our acceptance of your Order and the completion of the contract between you and us will take place upon despatch to you of the Goods ordered.
3.2 Any offers for Goods at discounted prices, including those detailed on the Website, may be made available from time to time for you to Order (subject to our acceptance) for a limited period of time as stated in that offer.
3.3 drmartens.com has taken every care in the preparation of the content of this Website, and in particular, to ensure that (i) prices quoted are correct at the time of publishing; and (ii) 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.
3.4 Non-acceptance of an Order may be as a result of one of the following:
3.4.1 One or more of the Goods you ordered are unavailable. We will inform you as soon as possible if the goods you have ordered are not available;
3.4.2 Our inability to obtain authorisation for your payment. We may contact you to check your card details;
3.4.3 The identification of a pricing or product description error as referred to in condition 3.3; or
3.4.4 You not meeting the eligibility to order criteria as set out in these Terms.
4.1 Subject to condition 6.7 (Delivery charges), the prices stated by us at the time we receive your Order are the prices you pay except where we discover an error in the price of the Goods you have ordered. In this event, we will inform you as soon as possible after receiving your Order and give you the option of reconfirming your order at the correct price or canceling it. If we are unable to contact you we will treat the order as canceled.
4.2 All prices are displayed on the Website in pounds sterling and are inclusive of VAT at the prevailing rate charged in the UK. Please check with your bank for current exchange rates.
4.3 Pricing and Promotions: 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 Dr. Martens stores. We are under no obligation to honour any in-store price or promotion in the event that they differ from those on the Website. Similarly, Dr. Martens stores are under no obligation to honor any Website price or promotion in the event that they differ from those in-store. Prices that are reduced for sales and promotions are only valid for the specified period. We reserve the right to adjust prices, offers, goods and specifications of goods on the Website at our discretion at any time before (but not after) we accept your order.
5. Method of payment
5.1 You can pay using your credit or debit card that either is a VISA, Master Card, Switch, Delta or Visa Electron. It is imperative that you provide the cardholder's name as it is shown on the card, and address exactly as it appears on the card statement.
5.2 You can pay using Paypal.
5.3 We are unable to accept payment by cheque, American Express, Style cards, cash, postal orders or gift vouchers.
5.4 Card fraud is illegal and will lead to prosecution in all cases.
5.5 We make every effort to ensure that goods displayed are available to order, however, where any of the Goods contained within an Order are out of stock, we will contact you to explain the situation and confirm whether you would like to either cancel the whole Order or whether you would like us to process a new order for Goods that we have in stock.
5.6 Ownership of the goods you order on the website shall pass to you on delivery provided that we have processed and received payment in full for such Goods.
6.1 drmartens.com are able to deliver your goods to any address within the UK mainland including the Highlands of Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man. However we are unable to deliver to the Channel Islands at this time.
6.2 drmartens.com are able to deliver your goods to the following European countries:
Ireland, Republic of
6.3 Please note that on delivery our carriers may need to obtain a signature from you. If a signature is required, our carriers will not be able to deliver Goods without such signature.
6.4 Selecting the delivery address:
6.4.1 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.
6.4.2 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.
6.5 To make life easier for you, if you set up an account with drmartens.com then you can store your favourite addresses so that when re-ordering you can just select from your delivery address book saving you time and the inconvenience of filling out the form again.
6.6 Our UK delivery service is usually the next working day (please allow up to 3 days for remote areas). Our EU delivery service is an Express service (please allow 3-5 working days). We also aim to despatch all goods from our warehouse the same day providing that your order is received before 1pm. We make every effort to deliver goods within the estimated timescales, however delays are occasionally inevitable due to unforeseen factors. drmartens.com shall be under no liability for any delay or failure to deliver the Goods within the estimated timescales.
6.7 Where possible, we try to deliver all items which you have ordered at the same time. However, please note that we reserve the right to make split deliveries so that you receive your products as soon as possible. There are no additional delivery costs associated with such split deliveries. Each split order will constitute a separate contract of sale. If we are late delivering a part of a split order or one part of a split order is faulty, that will not entitle you to cancel any other part of the split order.
6.8 See our Delivery page for current delivery fees.
6.9 Risk of loss or damage to the Goods shall pass to you at the time the Goods are delivered.
7. Tracking your order
7.1 Once your Goods have been dispatched for delivery then you will receive a confirmation email informing you that your goods are on their way. The email will also contain details of how you can track your order with our chosen carrier.
7.2 Should you have any query with regards to the receipt of your Order then please contact our customer services team via our contact form.
8. Return of goods policy
We hope you will be satisfied with Goods purchased on our Website.
8.1 Subject to condition 8.2, if you wish to return to us, or exchange, any Goods:
8.1.1 in respect of which you find a fault within a reasonable time after delivery. Subject to confirmation of the fault, we will refund any monies charged and any charges incurred in returning the product deemed faulty.
8.1.2 for any reason you may do so within 30 days of the date of despatch. We will refund the price of the product, providing it is in a saleable unworn condition and is in its original, undamaged packaging. The delivery charge is non-refundable and unless otherwise agreed between us, you must pay for the costs of return of the Goods to us. This does not affect your statutory rights.
8.2 Under the distance selling regulations you have the legal right to cancel your order within 14 working days of receipt of the goods.
8.3 If you would like to return any Goods to us then you can do so via our Returns process. The value of the returned goods at the time of purchase will be refunded in full to the same card that you used to purchase the Goods. If you wish to receive replacement Goods, please order them in the normal way via our Website. We regret that currently, we are unable to exchange goods via our Returns process.
8.4 Products originally purchased from one of the Dr. Martens stores can only be exchanged or refunded in a Dr. Martens Store and cannot be returned using the online Returns process.
8.4.1 Any products that have been purchased online or over the phone cannot be returned to any of our Dr. Martens stores.
8.5 To return any goods via the returns process visit our 'Returns' page here. Use the address label on your Return Form included in your order. UK customers must use the Royal Mail Freepost service available at the Post Office. Please ensure you obtain a receipt for the parcel as proof of return. European customers are advised to use a registered/recorded postal service; Dr. Martens is not responsible for any return until it has been received.
8.6 For our records you will be asked to complete the reason for your return and this form will then need to be returned with the Goods to enable us to identify your Goods on receipt and process your return immediately. Once the returned goods have been received and checked by our Returns center then your Card will be automatically credited to the value of the Goods returned.
8.7 If you have any queries about your return and would like to contact us please email us via our contact form.
9. Warranties and Liability
9.1 Nothing in these Terms excludes or limits liability for death or personal injury caused by negligence or fraudulent misrepresentation.
9.2 In the absence of any negligence other than a breach of duty by drmartens.com, your use of any Goods other than in accordance with their manuals and/or instructions is entirely at your own risk.
9.3 drmartens.com 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.
9.4 The information contained in the material on this Website is only for information purposes. drmartens.com, 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.
9.5 The Goods are sold in accordance with the manufacturer's specification, subject to any qualification or representation contained in the Website. drmartens.com does not make any other promises or warranties about the Goods.
9.6 drmartens.com will make every effort to keep the Website available but drmartens.com cannot guarantee that the Website will always be available, reliable, 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. drmartens.com do not make any other promises or warranties about the Website.
9.7 This Website contains material submitted and created by third parties. Where this is the case, we shall let you know. We have not been able to verify the accuracy of such material and so you should confirm its accuracy with the relevant third party.
9.8 This Website also contains links to other websites and resources which are not under the control of and are not maintained by drmartens.com. drmartens.com has no control over such websites and resources. drmartens.com 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.
9.9 Unless otherwise specified, the materials on this Website are directed solely at those who access this website from the United Kingdom. drmartens.com 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.
9.10 We 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.
9.11 If either you or we are 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.
9.12 Liability for any direct loss or damage which arises out of or in connection with the Contract shall be limited to the Contract value.
9.13 drmartens.com shall not be liable to the Purchaser for any indirect loss of profit, loss of business or depletion of goodwill or consequential loss or any claims for consequential compensation whatsoever which arise out of or in connection with the contract.
10. Intellectual Property
10.1 Unless otherwise specified the copyright in the contents of all the pages in this Website is owned by or licensed to drmartens.com. Unless otherwise specified, the authors of the literary and artistic works in the pages in this Website have asserted their moral right pursuant to Section 77 of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 to be identified as the author of those works.
10.2 All trademark, service marks and trade names of Airwair International Ltd are trademarks or registered trademarks of Airwair International Ltd or its affiliates and third-party licensors, including, but not limited to: DR. MARTENS, DOCS, DM'S, DM'S DR. MARTENS, DOC MARTENS, THE Dr. Martens RESISTANCE RECTANGLE, AIRWAIR, AIRWAIR WITH BOUNCING SOLES, MADE LIKE NO OTHER SHOE ON EARTH and trade dress features including: TWO-TONED GROOVED SOLE EDGE, YELLOW STITCHING, BLACK AND YELLOW HEEL TAG READING 'AIRWAIR WITH BOUNCING SOLES', THE DMS SOLE PATTERN. The Website's graphics, logos, page headers, button icons, scripts and service names are the trademarks or trade dress of drmartens.com. Airwair International's trademarks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not drmartens.com, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits drmartens.com. All other trademarks not owned by drmartens.com that appear on this website are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by drmartens.com.
10.3 Except as stated in this condition 10.3, the contents of this Website may not be modified, copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted, re-posted or transmitted in any form or by any means without the prior express written permission of drmartens.com. You may not distribute, display or copy any of the contents of the pages contained in this Website to third parties including, but not limited to, "caching" any material on this Website for access by third parties and "mirroring" any material on this Website. You may print the contents of an individual page of this Website for the purpose of private and personal non-commercial use.
11.1 We aim to deal with all complaints as effectively as possible. Our complaints handling procedure is designed to be fair, confidential, easy to use, speedy and informative. If you wish to make a complaint please contact us either:
11.1.1 By email via our contact form.
11.1.2 By telephone to Customer Service 0845 437 3141 (local rate - UK only), +44 1933 667082 (Rest of the World)
Mon – Fri 8.30am – 6pm GMT.
11.1.2 By post, please write to us with your complaint to:
Dr. Martens e-commerce team
Customer Service Department
Airwair International Limited
28 Jamestown Road
Please provide full details of the nature of your complaint, including the products purchased, your order number, your name, address, daytime telephone number, email address and any other information which you think will assist us in resolving your problem as quickly as possible.
12.1 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 who exists or is available otherwise than pursuant to that Act.
12.2 Each Contract shall be governed by and construed in all respects in accordance with English law and the parties hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts. Where national regulatory authorities have jurisdiction over the contents of this Website, drmartens.com has attempted to ensure compliance with the requirements of such regulatory body. However, some of the information in the pages contained in this Website is not to be accessed from certain jurisdictions and no representation or warranty is made as to whether the information available in this Website complies with the regulatory regime of countries from which the pages in this Website should not be accessed.
13.2 drmartens.com is the sole owner of the information collected on this Website. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. drmartens.com, collects information from our users at several different points on our Website unless we are legally entitled or required to do so, or if we believe that such action is necessary to protect and/or defend our rights, property or personal safety and those of other users of this Website. Your privacy is of the highest importance to us, and we promise never to release your personal details to any outside company for mailing or marketing purposes without your express permission.
13.3 Information collected
We may collect the following data from you:
13.3.1 information that you provide to us when setting up or amending an account with us. For example, your name, address, various delivery addresses, email address, contact telephone numbers password, password question and answer, and card details which can be used when you subsequently place an order;
13.3.2 information that you provide to us when placing an order online or by filling in any online registration form which we may make available on our Website. For example, your name, email address, payment address and card details which are essential for processing an order;
13.3.3 information which you voluntarily disclose to us by email or other means;
13.3.4 information about your computer including, where available, your IP address, operating system and browser type;
13.3.5 information about your internet usage obtained using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. For full details please see our 'Privacy and Cookie' policy.
13.4 Surveys and Contests
From time-to-time our Website requests information from its users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as post code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this Website.
13.5 Uses made of the information
We use information held about you in the following ways:
13.5.1 internal analysis purposes within our group of companies;
13.5.2 to create and maintain your account with us;
13.5.3 to comply with our obligations following your order as set out in our terms and conditions of sale;
13.5.4 to provide regular updates and newsletters in respect of our products and services;
13.5.5 to ensure that content from our Website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
13.5.6 to administer and otherwise perform our obligations in relation to the goods and/or services which we have agreed to provide to you. For example, we may use an outside carrier company to deliver orders, and a credit card processing company to bill you for goods and services. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes;
13.5.7 to provide you with information and services including any marketing that you have requested from us and otherwise to respond to queries which you may submit;
13.5.8 to allow you to participate in interactive features of our Website where you have chosen to do so;
13.5.9 to notify you about changes to our Website;
13.5.10 to offer you products and services provided by us or any other company within the same group of companies. You should be aware that if we are requested by the police or any other regulatory or government authority investigating suspected illegal activities to provide your personal information and/or user information, we are entitled to do so.
13.6 Correcting/Updating Personal Information
If a user's personally identifiable information changes (such as your post code), or if a user no longer desires our service, we will endeavour to provide a way to correct, update or remove that user's personal data provided to us. This can easily be done by emailing Customer Services via our contact form.
13.7 Third parties who may use the information
We may pass your data to third parties for the purposes of processing credit or debit card payments and processing your orders. We may also use your data or permit selected third parties to use your data to provide you with information about products or services which may be of interest or benefit to you; to conduct market research.
13.8 Your consent
During the online ordering and/or registration process you will be given the opportunity to withdraw your consent to either:
(a) our contacting you to offer you promotional goods and services; and/or
(b) our passing information about you to third parties who may offer you goods or services which they believe you may be interested in.
13.9.1 We use "cookies" and we obtain certain types of information when your Web browser accesses our Website. Although we will not be able to provide you with a personalised experience at our Website if we cannot recognise you, we want you to be aware that these tools exist.
13.9.2 Cookies must be allowed in your browser for you to use the features of our website. All information stored in cookies is for the sole use of drmartens.com, the information is encrypted and will not be shared with any third party. Cookies allow you to take full advantage of some of our Website's most useful features and we recommend that you leave them turned on. If you do leave cookies turned on, be sure to sign off when you finish using a shared computer.
13.10.1 At drmartens.com, we realise how important it is to securely store any information that you provide us. Our site (drmartens.com) currently uses high-level Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology, the most advanced security software currently available for online transactions. You can therefore rest assured that we take the security of your payment and personal details very seriously. We may vary this in the future if we feel you will benefit from greater security whilst using our Website.
13.10.2 You can tell whether a webpage is secure as 'https' will replace the 'http' at the front address bar of your browser window, also a small locked padlock will appear in your browser window.
13.10.3 While we currently use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also protect your information off-line. All of your information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, a customer services representative) are granted access to your personal information. The servers on which we store your personal information are kept in a secure environment.
13.11 Verified by Visa and Mastercard® SecureCode™
13.11.1 To give you even more confidence in shopping online with drmartens.com, we have introduced Verified by Visa and Mastercard® SecureCode™. These services enhance your existing credit/debit card accounts against unauthorized use when you shop with us.
13.11.2 To use this service, you must first register with the bank or other organisation that issued your card.
Visit the Verified by Visa website
Visit the Mastercard® SecureCode™ website
13.11.3 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.
13.11.4 Please note: Your Verified by Visa and Mastercard® SecureCode™ password is related to your credit/debit cards and is not your drmartens.com customer account password. drmartens.com does not have access to your Verified by Visa or Mastercard® SecureCode™ password.
13.12.1 Phishing is the practice of tricking someone into giving confidential information. Examples include falsely claiming to be a legitimate company when sending an email to a user, in an attempt to get the user to send private information that will be used for identity theft and fraud.
13.12.2 drmartens.com will never ask you to send any personal details via email. Should you receive an email claiming to be from drmartens.com, Airwair International Limited or R Griggs Group Limited requesting this kind of information please do not respond but contact us immediately.
Dr. Martens E-Commerce Team
Customer Service Department
Airwair International Limited
28 Jamestown Road
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