Terms and Conditions
We may modify the TOS from time to time, and your continued use of this Site (or any of our other Sites) following such change shall signify your agreement to be bound by the modified TOS.
For those persons wishing to use our services, they must read and agree to be bound by our policies relating to those services. In particular, we draw your attention to our policies relating to the terms of purchase and our terms and conditions.
Please read the TOS and check back often. If you do not agree to any change to the TOS, then you must immediately stop using the Site.
ELIGIBILITY TO PURCHASE
The purchase of merchandise through Matthew Williamson Ltd (MW) is strictly limited to parties who can lawfully enter into and form contracts on the Site in accordance with English law.
In order to make purchases through the Site, you will be requested to register and provide your personal details. In particular, Customers must provide their real name, phone number, e-mail address and other requested information as indicated. Furthermore, when ordering items, you will be required to provide payment details and you represent and warrant that the payment details you provide on ordering are both valid and correct and you confirm that you are the person referred to in the Billing information provided.
The Site is available only to individuals and others who meet the MW terms of eligibility, who have been issued a valid credit card by a bank acceptable to MW, whose applications are acceptable to MW and who have authorised MW to process a charge or charges on their credit card in the amount of the total purchase price for the merchandise which they purchase. MW reserves the right to restrict multiple quantities of an item being shipped to any one customer or postal address.
Moreover, by making an offer to purchase merchandise, you expressly authorise us to perform credit checks and, where MW feels necessary, to transmit or to obtain information (including any updated information) about you to or from third parties from time to time, including but not limited to your credit-card number or credit reports (including credit reports for your spouse if you reside in a community property jurisdiction), to authenticate your identity, to validate your credit card, to obtain an initial credit card authorisation and to authorise individual purchase transactions.
All orders are subject to acceptance and availability.
If you have registered your email address for notification of the arrival of a specific product featured on our website, we will attempt to notify you by email within 48 hours of the product becoming available on the site. Please note that on occasion certain products that are in particularly high demand will sell out during this period.
Matthew Williamson offers pre order on ready-to-wear collections to ensure availability and prompt despatch upon request.
Use the Pre Order links in Collections to enquire about a chosen look (pricing, composition or further imagery). To confirm a pre order, we require 30% deposit paid in advance, then the remainder is payable once your order is ready. Once you have registered your enquiry, Customer Service will guide you through this process. We aim to despatch pre orders before the collection arrives in store and online, so you will receive your item before anyone else. You will be notified by Customer Service once you have placed your order with both an initial delivery window and then the final delivery date.
Alternatively, you may simply choose to register your interest for notification of arrival of the selected merchandise. However, inclusion on this waiting list does not guarantee the item for you. To guarantee an item, pre order is required.
Your rights regarding Pre Order are the same as those for any other purchase at Matthew Williamson. Our usual online Returns policy applies to Pre Orders.
For any further information, please contact email@example.com or +44 (0) 20 7491 6234.
Prices shown on the site are in GBP, EU or USD. They are inclusive of VAT. For all orders to Non-European countries, UK VAT (20%) will be removed at checkout. Read more about Customs for Non-European orders in Delivery and Returns.
All prices and offers remain valid as advertised from time to time. The GBP, EU and USD prices of a product displayed on the website at the time the order is accepted will be honoured.
Product prices displayed are exclusive of all taxes and duties, but include UK VAT. As the recipient, you are liable for all import duties, customs and local sales taxes levied by the country you are shipping to; payment of these is necessary to release your order from customs on arrival. UK VAT (20%) will be removed at checkout.
Product prices are set at the beginning of each season using existing currency exchange rates. These prices remain static for the duration of the selling period, allowing for a stable environment in which customers from all over the world can shop. Customers buying from outside the UK will also incur carriage costs and any duties levied by the jurisdiction to which you have specified delivery. If you are a customer whose credit card is not denominated in US Dollars, Sterling or Euros, the final price will be calculated in accordance with the applicable exchange rate on the day your credit card company processes the transaction.
ACCEPTANCE OF YOUR ORDER
Once you have made your choice and your order has been placed, you will receive an email acknowledging the details of your order. This email is NOT an acceptance of your order.
Unless you cancel your order, acceptance of your order and completion of the contract between you and MW will be perfected when we despatch the goods to you. The sale contract is therefore concluded in London, England and the language of the contract is English.
We reserve the right not to accept your order in the event, for example, that we are unable to obtain authorisation for payment, that shipping restrictions apply to a particular item, that the item ordered is out of stock or does not satisfy our quality control standards and is withdrawn, or that you do not meet the eligibility criteria set-out above.
Furthermore, we may refuse to process a transaction for any reason or refuse service to anyone at any time at our sole discretion. We will not be liable to you or any third party by reason of our withdrawing any merchandise from the Site whether or not that merchandise has been sold; removing, screening or editing any materials or content on the Site; refusing to process a transaction or unwinding or suspending any transaction after processing has begun.
Payment can be made by Visa, Visa Electron, MasterCard, American Express, Delta, and Maestro debit cards. Payment will be debited and cleared from your account upon receipt of your order by MW. You confirm that the credit/debit card that is being used is yours. All credit/debit card holders are subject to validation checks and authorisation by the card issuer. If the issuer of your payment card refuses to authorise payment to MW, we will not be liable for any delay or non-delivery.
We take all reasonable care to make our Site as secure as we can make it. All credit card transactions on this site are processed using Sagepay, a secure online payment gateway that encrypts your card details in a secure host environment. We will also give you the opportunity to securely store your credit card details on our systems. These details will be fully encrypted and only used to process card transactions.
To help ensure that your shopping experience is safe, simple and secure Matthew Williamson uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
Furthermore, we will take all reasonable care, in so far as it is in our power to do so, to keep the details of your order and payment secure, but in the absence of negligence on our part we cannot be held liable for any loss you may suffer if a third party procures unauthorised access to any data you provide when accessing or ordering from the Site. All credit card transactional data is stored securely on PayPal’s hosted servers.
INSURANCE AND DELIVERY
Matthew Williamson insures each purchase during the time it is in transit until it is delivered to you. We require a signature for any goods delivered, at which point responsibility for your purchased goods passes to you. If you have specified a recipient who is not you for delivery purposes (for example as a gift) then you accept that evidence of a signature by them (or at that delivery address) is evidence of delivery and fulfilment by Matthew Williamson and transfer of responsibility in the same way.
TRACKING YOUR ORDER
You can check the current status of your shipment by signing into your account and selecting ORDER STATUS. Simply type in your unique tracking number which we emailed to you, and we will track your shipment for you.
Matthew Williamson will store a record of your transactions for a minimum of one year.
RETURNS AND EXCHANGES
Making a return or exchange is easy using our free collection service with DHL.
- 1. Request a Returns Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number within 14 days of receiving your order (or 7 days in sale period) by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. If picking up from the store, we should be notified of any returns within 14 days of notification that your order is ready to collect (or 7 days in sale period). Your RMA number is valid for the next 7 days within which you can send your unwanted item(s) back to us. Please state your reason for return.
- 2. Once we have authorised your request, we will arrange a DHL collection at a time convenient to you, e-mailing you all documentation required.
- 3. Please print the documents that we e-mail to you. Leave your package open until the driver has checked the contents.
- 4. You will be notified via e-mail once your return has been received and processed.
Please note that due to customs restrictions, we do not offer returns for items shipped to Russia.
Please note we can only exchange items for a different size. When requesting your RMA, please specify the size you require. If you wish to exchange your item for an alternative style, we suggest that you return it for a store credit and purchase the new item separately.
If you have received an item as a gift, you may exchange it for a store credit to your Matthew Williamson account (you will need to register your details). The amount is automatically deducted from your next purchase and will be valid for one year. Please be aware that you may need to pay any cost difference, additional shipping, taxes and import duties. Corporate gifts may only be returned by the original purchaser and within seven working days of initial receipt.
Receiving a refund
Your refund will either be credited to the original purchaser’s credit card or Matthew Williamson account and will exclude shipping costs (with the exception of faulty items) which we deduct to cover the cost of our collection service. If your order has been sent to a destination within the EU, all sales taxes will be refunded. Outside the EU, customs duties and sales taxes are non-refundable through Matthew Williamson. However, you may be able to recover these by contacting your local customs bureau directly.
Items should be returned within 7 days of receiving your RMA number.
Please send all items you wish to return from an order in the same shipment to ensure your return is processed as quickly as possible.
Items should be returned in their original packaging to ensure they are adequately protected in transit. Shoe boxes should also be protected as they are considered part of the product, and your return may not be accepted if the box is damaged. Free collection does not apply to items returned from a different country to the original shipping destination.
We ask that items are returned to us via DHL to ensure that they are protected and insured during transit. Our address for all returns: Matthew Williamson Ltd, Studio 10-11, 135 Salusbury Road, London NW6 6RJ and we request that you contact us at email@example.com in relation to such returns. Please note that we will not accept liability for goods that are not returned via DHL.
Notwithstanding anything else in these terms and conditions, we reserve the right to charge you for the cost of returning items to us.
Items should be returned new, unused, and with all Matthew Williamson tags still attached. Returns that are damaged or soiled may not be accepted and may be sent back to the customer.
Where provided, belts, dust bags and leather tags should be included with your return.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if any of your purchases have been delivered without a Matthew Williamson tag. All items returned should have a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number which we will generate for you once we have received an email at email@example.com with a return request. Unidentified returns may be returned to the sender.
Items should be returned within 7 days of the date of your RMA request.
Returns outside these timeframes may be accepted at the discretion of Matthew Williamson and may only be refunded as a store credit. Please note that RMA numbers requested after 7 days will also be granted at our discretion.
All shoes should be tried on a carpeted surface before wear. Shoes should be returned in their original, undamaged shoe box as this is considered part of the product. Shoes that are returned without boxes or in damaged boxes may not be accepted, and may be sent back to the customer.
Lingerie & Swimwear
Briefs, swimming costumes and bikini bottoms should be tried on over underwear, without removing the protective adhesive strip. Returns may not be accepted if this strip has been removed or if items are soiled, and may be sent back to the customer.
Goods are classified as faulty if they are received damaged, or where a manufacturing fault occurs within six months of purchase. Please note that items that are damaged as a result of wear and tear are not considered to be faulty. If you would like to exchange a faulty item, please be aware that we can only replace it for the same product in the same size, subject to availability. Where possible, we will offer to repair faulty items.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
You acknowledge and agree that all copyright, designs, trademarks and all other intellectual property and material rights relating to the Content as herein described, including MW Software and all HTML and other code contained in this Site, shall remain at all times vested in MW and/or are the property of their respective owners.
All such Content, including third party trademarks, designs and related intellectual property rights mentioned or displayed on this Site are protected by national intellectual property and other laws and international treaty provisions. You are permitted to use the Content only as expressly authorised by MW and/or its third party licensors. Any reproduction or redistribution of the above listed Content is prohibited and may result in civil and criminal penalties.
Violators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent permissible under applicable law. Without limiting the foregoing, copying and use of the above listed materials to any other server, location or support for publication, reproduction or distribution is expressly prohibited.
In addition to the Intellectual property rights mentioned above, Content is defined as any graphics, photographs, including all image rights, sounds, music, video, audio or text on this Site. Matthew Williamson tries to ensure that the information on this site is accurate and complete. MW does not warrant or represent that MW’s Content is accurate, error-free or reliable or that your use of MW’s Content will not infringe rights of third parties. Your use of the Web Site is at your risk. MW does not warrant that the functional aspects of the Web Site or MW’s Content will be error free or that this Web Site, MW Content or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components. If your use of this Web Site, or MW’s Content results in the need for servicing or replacing property, material, equipment or data, MW is not responsible for those costs. Without limiting the foregoing, everything on the Web Site is provided to you “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, REASONABLE CARE AND SKILL, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. Matthew Williamson make no warranties about Matthew Williamson Content, software text, downloads, graphics, and links, or about results to be obtained from using the Web Site. You bear the entire risk of the completeness, accuracy or usefulness of any Content found on this Site. Matthew Williamson reserves the right to withdraw, temporarily or permanently, any Content from this Site at any time and for any reason. Removal may be immediate and without notice. You confirm that Matthew Williamson is not liable to you or any third party for any such withdrawal.
NO COMMERCIAL USE
This Site is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, commercially exploit, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any Content, software, products, or services contained within this Site. You may not use this Site, or any of its Content, to further any commercial purpose, including any advertising or advertising revenue generation activity on your own Site.
You use this Site at your sole risk. You agree that you will be personally responsible for your use of this Site and for all of your communication and activity on this Site. We reserve the right to deny you access to this Site, or any part of this Site, at any time without notice. If we determine, in our sole discretion, that you engaged in prohibited activities, were not respectful of other users, or otherwise violated the TOS, we may deny you access to this Site on a temporary or permanent basis and any decision to do so is final.
We may include hyperlinks on this Site to other websites or resources operated by parties other than MW, including advertisers. MW has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its Web Site and is not responsible for the content or accuracy of any off-site pages nor are we responsible for the availability of such external websites or resources, and do not endorse and are not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for the privacy practices or the content of such websites, including (without limitation) any advertising, products or other materials or services on or available from such websites or resources, nor for any damage, loss or offence caused or alleged to be caused by, or in connection with, the use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on such external websites or resources.
While MW will use reasonable endeavours to verify the accuracy of any information it places on the Site, it makes no warranties, whether express or implied in relation to its accuracy. This Site is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis without any representation or endorsement made and we make no warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, in relation to this Site, or any transaction that may be conducted on or through this Site including but not limited to, implied warranties of non-infringement, compatibility, security, accuracy, conditions of completeness, or any implied warranty arising from course of dealing or usage or trade.
We make no warranty that this Site will meet your requirements or will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this Site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs or represents the full functionality, accuracy, reliability of the materials. We will not be responsible or liable to you for any loss of Content or material uploaded or transmitted through this Site.
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 products available through this Site including but not limited to, implied warranties of satisfactory quality and fitness for a particular purpose. Nothing in these TOS shall limit your rights as a consumer under English law.
You acknowledge that we cannot guarantee and therefore shall not be in any way responsible for the security or privacy of this Site and any information provided to or taken from this Site by you.
You agree that, except for death and personal injury arising from our negligence, We will not be liable in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), pre-contract or other representations (other than fraudulent misrepresentations) or otherwise out of or in connection with this contract, 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 or consequential losses in any case whether or not such losses were incurred by that party arising out of or in connection with the provisions of any matter under the TOS.
At our request, you agree fully to defend, indemnify and hold harmless MW immediately on demand, its officers, directors, agents, affiliates, licensors, and suppliers, from and against all liabilities, claims, expenses, damages and losses, including legal fees, arising from any breach of the TOS by you or any other liabilities arising out of your use of this Site, or the use by any other persons accessing this Site using your Internet account. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defence and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you hereunder.
You acknowledge and agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and MW as a result of the TOS or your use of this Site. You agree that you may not and will not hold yourself out as a representative, agent, or employee of MW, and we shall not be liable for any representation, act, or omission on your part.
The TOS (as amended from time to time) constitutes the entire agreement between you and MW regarding your use of this Site, and supersedes any other agreement or understanding, arrangements, undertaking or proposal, written or oral, between you and MW in relation to such matters. In the event any other rules, code of conduct, or other matter posted on this Site conflicts with the terms of the TOS, the TOS shall govern. No oral explanation or oral information given by any party shall alter the interpretation of the TOS. You confirm that, in agreeing to accept the TOS, you have not relied on any representation save insofar as the same has expressly been made a representation in the TOS and you agree that you shall have no remedy in respect of any misrepresentation which has not become a term of the TOS save that your agreement contained in this Clause shall not apply in respect of any fraudulent misrepresentation whether or not such has become a term of the TOS.
No waiver by us shall be construed as a waiver of any proceeding or succeeding breach of any provision.
The TOS together with all our policies and procedures will 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.