1.1 These terms and conditions relate to goods which you offer to purchase from the schuh online store (“our/this website”). Please read these terms and conditions, which govern your use of this website and our supply to you of any goods which you offer to purchase through our on-line facilities. We will be unable to process any offer to purchase goods until you have done so. If there is anything you do not understand, please feel free to e-mail us at [email protected], or phone us on 01 899 0141.
1.2 By making an offer to purchase, you agree to be bound by the whole provisions of the Agreement (as defined in clause 3.1 below) between you and us. If you do not accept these provisions you should not place an order. Your attention is drawn in particular to clauses 11 (limitation of liability) and 12 (indemnity).
1.3 You must be 16 years or older to register for the Service. By submitting an order, you confirm to us that you are at least 16 years of age.
1.4 These terms and conditions may be changed at any time by us and we are not under any obligation to notify you of such changes.
In these terms and conditions:-
“Commencement Date” means the date when our agreement with you is concluded (see clause 3.3);
“Confirmation Form” means the form that is shown on screen after you have placed an order, confirming details of the Goods which you have offered to purchase and which we have agreed to supply to you;
“Consumer” means an individual whose use of the Service is for personal purposes only, and not for use in connection with any trade, business or profession;
“Order Form” means the form completed by you online and showing details of the goods which you have offered to purchase from us;
“Goods” means the goods to be provided by us to you, as described in the Order Form and Confirmation Form and on the pages of our website relevant to those goods. (In the event of a discrepancy between the description of the Goods on the website and that on the Order Form Confirmation Form, the description on the Order Form or Confirmation Form shall be conclusive);
“we/us/our” refers to schuh Limited, a company incorporated in Scotland (registered number SC125327), VAT Reg No 847676963 and having our registered office at 1 Neilson Square, Deans Industrial Estate, Livingston, EH54 8RQ; and
“you/yours” refers to you, the person offering to purchase goods from us.
3. Your Agreement With Us
3.2 Nothing on our website is intended or shall be interpreted to mean that we are making a legal offer to you to provide the Goods; we are inviting you to make a legal offer to us to purchase the Goods. It is entirely at our discretion to accept or reject the offer to purchase.
3.3 The Agreement is concluded only when we have accepted your order by sending you a Confirmation Form (with the date of conclusion of the Agreement being the date shown on that Confirmation Form). We store the contract’s content and will send you the details of your order as well as our general terms via e-mail. You can find the general terms here at all times. You can view information on your order details by logging into your account or by contacting our Customer Experience Team via email at [email protected] or on 01 899 0141.
4.1 Payment can be made using any of the methods listed on this web site and will be debited when we have accepted your offer to purchase.
4.2 All prices are quoted in Euros and include VAT where applicable.
4.3 Our acceptance of your offer to purchase Goods is subject to their availability. Our acknowledgement of order acceptance via web or e-mail is not a guarantee of delivery. We will inform you if we are unable to deliver the Goods which you have offered to purchase and a full refund will be given.
4.4 Every effort has been made to ensure the descriptions and price of goods are correct. We will inform you as soon as possible in the event of an error in pricing or description coming to our attention. Where we notify you of such an error, you will have the option of either (i) confirming your offer to purchase subject to the corrected description or price, or (ii) retracting your offer to purchase and receiving a full refund if the Goods have been paid for.
4.5 Should we suspect customers are buying items in bulk for commercial gain, and not for personal use, we reserve the right to refuse or cancel this transaction.
5. Delivery Details and Returns Policy
5.1 Delivery 5.1.1 Delivery pricing information can be found on our Delivery Options page.
5.1.2 We shall endeavour to deliver the Goods you have offered to purchase within 5 working days after we receive your offer. If there are any delays we will notify you of such delay as soon as possible.
5.1.3 We can either deliver your order to the billing address for the card you use to pay for your order, or you can specify an alternative address such as a workplace, university or friend/family address at checkout. The alternative delivery address must be in the Republic of Ireland.
5.1.4 Your order will be delivered to you during office hours (9-5pm), Monday to Friday. We are unfortunately unable to specify the time at which the goods will be delivered to you.
5.1.5 A signature will be required on delivery of the goods to you. Receipt of a signature at the delivery address will be proof that the order has been delivered to you. A signature may be obtained from any person at the given delivery address. If no person is present at the delivery address you have provided, the courier may attempt delivery with a neighbour who will be asked to sign on your behalf. Alternatively, your parcel may be delivered to a local Post Office, or returned to the couriers depot and delivery will be attempted at a later date. Please note if your parcel is undelivered and is returned back to us a refund will automatically be processed back to the original payment method.
5.2 365 Day Returns Policy 5.2.1 We hope you’re happy with your new schuh purchase! However, if you’re unhappy for any reason, here’s what to do.
Changed your mind? 5.2.2 If the shoes are not as you thought they would be or you simply do not like them when you get them or they do not match the outfit you bought them for, you have up to 365 days to return them to us. All we ask is that you send them back in the condition that you received them and in their original box where possible.
5.2.3 There are 2 ways for you to return shoes to us:
At a store
Just go to yournearest schuh storewith your shoes and some form of proof of purchase. Proof of purchase can be either the printout of your order confirmation or your e-mail confirmation which was sent to you after you placed your order. Please note: Items purchased on our IE site or in an Irish store can only be returned to one of our Irish stores.
To Head Office
All online returns are FREE for ‘myschuh’ account holders or €3 if you don’t have an account and will be deducted from your refund. Exchanges are FREE.
You can return your item to us at Head Office using Drop2Shop. For further details and information on how to return using these services, please see ourreturns infopage.
5.2.4 If the item is faulty, or if we’ve made a mistake with your order, we will be able to offer a refund or an exchange and reimburse your postage costs if applicable. We’re really sorry, but we’re unable to take back used goods which are unsuitable or don’t fit, or reimburse the postage costs incurred returning unused/unsuitable items to us. This is in addition to, and does not affect, your consumer rights.
6. Payment Options
6.1 We accept the following methods of payment.
Non card payment:-
We also accept PayPal and schuh Giftcards
6.2 Payment may be made by any of the methods above and will be pre auth'd when we receive your order. The total amount you pay is the same, regardless of the payment method you use.
6.3 Payment will be processed using the services of SECpay, PayPal and Lloyds CardNet Merchant Services. For Debit, Credit and Gift Card payments, we may use a payment on despatch system. This means that your bank will ringfence a pre authorisation amount of £1 when the order is placed (for single item purchases we will ringfence the full value of your order), and the full payment for each item will be debited as we despatch your order. As we may ship items from separate locations, this may mean that you see multiple debits for one order. Any pre authorisation amounts should be returned to your account within 5 working days.
6.4 We are enrolled in the Mastercard Securecode and Verified by Visa card payment protection schemes. You may be required to use these services if your card issuer is part of the scheme in order to purchase from us.
7.1 Our prices in the European Union include VAT where applicable. Orders shipped to countries outside the EU may be subject to additional Sales Taxes and Import Duties.
8. Live help system provided by Vee24
8.1 Live help video & chat system - what does it do? 8.1.1 Vee24 is a leading provider of video engagement technology that facilitates real-time sales and customer services for companies doing business on the Internet.
8.2 What information do we collect from you whilst using the Vee24 system? 8.2.1 During the engagement, you enter into a live question and answer session with a schuh operator either by text chat or live video call where we share the webpage. We maintain dialogue transcripts of these chats. After the chat, we will ask you to fill out an exit survey in order to obtain valuable feedback about the levels of our service. Filling out the exit survey is completely voluntary. Moreover, all personal data is only collected if you voluntarily supply it, e.g. when completing a contact us form. If during the live engagement you choose to enter personal or business data (email addresses, names, addresses), the disclosure of such data is done so by you on a voluntary basis. Such information is not passed to any third parties or used for any other purpose(s) than that/those requested by you. We log browser information (e.g. Internet Protocol addresses and browser types) to help diagnose problems with our server, gather broad demographic information and administer our site. By choosing to engage in a chat or video call and use the services, you consent to such logging and processing of IP address.
8.3 How do we use information collected from you and do we disclose such information to outside parties? 8.3.1 We access the information we collect for certain purposes (for example, to aggregate the information, to monitor the use of the service during certain engagements and for other lawful purposes). All schuh customer information, including personally identifiable information, will not be shared with anyone. We do not sell trade or rent the personal information that our customers provide.
8.4 Browsing with Live Assistance 8.4.1 We aim to offer you the best possible help and advice in the context of your visit to our page. As part of the live engagement you have the option to choose (by pressing the appropriate buttons) different communication channels. If you have chosen an engagement via voice or video communications, a recording of that communication does not take place at any time and therefore no video or voice data is either captured or stored. You have the option at any time to terminate the conversation by pressing the appropriate button.
8.5 Opt-Out Policy 8.5.1 The Vee24 system gives users options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include opting not to engage in video call or chat sessions.
9. The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013
9.1 We are obliged by law to provide you, prior to the delivery to you of the goods which you have purchased, with certain information in relation to those goods and your rights in relation to the agreement with us. This information appears throughout these Terms and Conditions, and is also summarised in the Confirmation Form.
10. Right to Cancel this Agreement
10.1 Under the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 which replaced the Distance Selling Regulations on Friday 13 June 2014, you have fourteen calendar days from the Commencement Date (“the cooling-off period”) in which to cancel this Agreement if for any reason you are not happy with the Goods which have been delivered to you. This cooling off period begins on the day after the day you receive the Goods from us. If your order contains several items which are to be delivered separately, your cooling off period begins the day after the day on which you receive the final part of your order.
10.2 If you wish to cancel the Agreement under the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013, you must notify us of this fact within the cooling-off period. You can do so by:
completing the Cancellation Form sent to you with your Confirmation email and returning via email to [email protected], by fax on 01506 460 250 or by post to schuh Ltd, 1 Neilson Square, Deans Industrial Estate, Livingston, SCOTLAND, EH54 8RQ
calling us on 01899 0141, stating that you wish to cancel under the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013
emailing us at [email protected], detailing your wish to cancel under the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013
10.3 On cancellation, you must return the Goods that we have delivered to you at your own expense no later than 14 days after the day on which you inform us of your cancellation. We will exchange or refund the price paid for the Goods no later than 14 days after the day on which we receive the Goods back or 14 days after the day on which we receive evidence of the Goods being returned to us. Under section 34, we will also refund any charges for the initial delivery received unless you expressly chose a kind of delivery costing more than the least expensive common and generally acceptable kind of delivery offered by us. In that case, we will refund any payment for delivery received up to the amount you would have paid had you chosen the least expensive common and generally acceptable kind of delivery offered by us. Unless you originally received incorrect, damaged, faulty or substitute Goods, you will be liable for the costs of returning the Goods to us, and we will not reimburse you for this.
10.4 You should return such Goods either to one of our stores or post the Goods back to us as follows, no later than 14 days after the day on which you inform us of your cancellation:-
Goods should be adequately sealed in the original packaging where possible. Please note that the Royal Mail may reject any package that is not adequately wrapped;
Please fully complete the returns form included with the delivery package, or enclose a note detailing your name, address, contact number and reason for return. This will ensure that you receive your refund or replacement goods promptly;
Please make sure that you have addressed the package clearly with the above address. We recommend that you request a certificate of posting from the Post Office as proof that you have sent the package (the Post Office do not charge for issuing these certificates).
11. Limitation of Liability
IMPORTANT: THIS CLAUSE 11 CONTAINS PROVISIONS WHICH RESTRICT THE EXTENT TO WHICH WE ARE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY LOSS YOU MAY SUFFER IN CONNECTION WITH THE GOODS. PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY AND DO NOT MAKE AN OFFER TO PURCHASE THE GOODS UNLESS YOU AGREE TO THIS CLAUSE.
11.1 Nothing in these terms and conditions is intended to exclude any provision of the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977, or of the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999, or of any other legislation designed to ensure that the rights of parties to a contract of the type of this Agreement (i.e. standard terms and conditions which are not individually negotiated) are fairly balanced.
11.2 Subject to the aforesaid, we shall not be liable to you for any loss or damage unless such loss or damage arises as a direct result of our negligence, recklessness or wilful misconduct, or fraud or misrepresentation on our part.
11.3 To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, we disclaim all liability for our employees’ or sub-contractors’ negligence.
11.4 We may include links from time to time from our website to other internet sites. We have no control over the content of such sites and disclaim any liability in respect of your use of such sites.
11.5 All conditions, terms, representations and warranties relating to the Goods which are not expressly stated in this Agreement are hereby excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.
11.6 Our total liability to you in respect of any claim by you arising out of or in connection with the provision (or the failure to provide) the Goods shall be limited to the value of the goods supplied.
11.7 No claim by you against us shall be valid unless you have notified us of the details of the claim within one year of it arising.
11.8 Every provision of this clause 10 excluding or limiting liability shall be construed separately, applying and surviving even if for any reason any of these provisions is held inapplicable or unenforceable in any circumstances, and shall remain in force notwithstanding the expiry or termination of this Agreement.
IMPORTANT: IN THIS CLAUSE 12 YOU AGREE THAT YOU WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS WE (OR CERTAIN PEOPLE CONNECTED WITH US) SUFFER AS A RESULT OF BREACH OF THE AGREEMENT BY YOU OR BY CERTAIN PEOPLE CONNECTED WITH YOU. PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY AND DO NOT MAKE AN OFFER TO PURCHASE THE GOODS UNLESS YOU AGREE TO THIS CLAUSE.
12.1 You agree that you shall be liable for, and hereby agree to indemnify us on demand in respect of any and all demands, liabilities, losses, costs and claims (including reasonable legal fees) sustained or incurred by us, our agents, suppliers, resellers, our customers, officers or employees, and arising as a result of breach by you of this Agreement.
13. Website Content
13.1 We have used reasonable care and skill in compiling the content of our website but make no warranty, express or implied, as to the nature or accuracy of any material on the website and cannot accept liability for any particular material on the website or as a result of any use of or reliance placed upon information contained within the website. The Confirmation Form is conclusive as to the Charges and the description of the Service.
13.2 Although every effort is made to ensure complete accuracy, some prices or details shown on the website may change from time to time, and it is possible that errors will occur. We will use reasonable endeavours to rectify any errors as swiftly as possible.
We aim to provide you with the best service possible at all times but sometimes things can go wrong along the way. If you are unhappy with the service you have received, please email us at [email protected] and a member of our complaints team will be in touch.
In the unlikely event that our Complaints Team are unable to resolve your complaint through our complaints handling procedure, the EU commision provides an online dispute resolution platform ("ODR Platform") for disputes regarding items bought online. You can find the ODR platform at http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/.
15. Contact Details
15.1 If you have any queries about these terms and conditions, or any other aspect of our website, or you have a complaint, you can phone us on 01 899 0141, or e-mail us at [email protected] or write to us at: schuh Customer Experience Team, 1 Neilson Square, Deans Industrial Estate, Livingston, EH54 8RQ.
15.2 We shall respond to any communication received by us as quickly as we can.
15.3 All of our incoming and outgoing calls are recorded for training and quality purposes.
15.4 When calling our stores, in certain circumstances your call may be recorded for training and quality purposes.
16. Law and Jurisdiction
16.1 The Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Scots law and you agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Scottish courts. You are responsible for compliance with any applicable laws of the country from which you access our website.
17. schuh Girl & schuh Junior
17.1 schuh Girl and schuh Junior are areas of our website which contain products up to a UK 5.5 which are designed as being suitable for children and young adults. These sections of the website can be accessed through the 'schuh Girl' and 'schuh Junior' links within the 'KIDS' section at the top of every page. If you are shopping our 'WOMENS' section of the website, when you select a product and size which we consider suitable for children or young adults, you will see the logos update on the page to indicate the size selected is a 'schuh Girl' or 'schuh Junior' product. Prices may vary depending on the size selected.