These United Kingdom Terms and Conditions of Sale apply to all orders placed for delivery within the United Kingdom.
store.hmv.com is a website operated by HMV Ecommerce Limited incorporated and registered in England with company number 09321397, whose registered office is at 80 NEW BOND STREET, LONDON, W1S 1SB and whose principal place of business is at MERMAID HOUSE, PUDDLE DOCK, BLACKFRIARS, LONDON, EC4V 3DB.
The following definitions shall apply to the Website Terms and Conditions of Use, the United Kingdom Terms and Conditions of Sale and the International Terms and Conditions of Sale.
‘Content’ – means all software, photographs, video clips, graphics, sound, audio recordings and all other content shown on the Website.
‘HMV Ecommerce’, ‘us’, ‘we’, ‘our’ – means HMV Ecommerce Limited.
‘HMV Retail Store’ means individually each ‘hmv’ or ‘fopp’ branded retail store in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and Guernsey that is operated by HMV Retail Limited.
‘HubBox’ – means Convenient Collect Limited trading as HubBox.
‘HubBox Collect Point’ – means a collection point of HubBox.
‘Royal Mail’ – means Royal Mail Group Limited.
‘United Kingdom’ – means England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands.
‘United Kingdom Terms and Conditions of Sale’ – means these terms and conditions of sale that shall apply to all orders placed for delivery within England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.
‘Website’ – means the website at store.hmv.com.
‘Website Terms’ – means jointly (i) the Website Terms and Conditions of Use and (ii) the United Kingdom Website Terms and Conditions of Sale or the International Terms and Conditions of Sale (as appropriate).
‘you’ and ‘your’ – means a user of the Website
PLACING AN ORDER
You must be at least eighteen (18) years old to order goods on the Website and by placing an order you therefore warrant that you are at least eighteen (18) years old.
The prices payable for the goods that you order are clearly set out on the Website and are in GBP pounds sterling.
All prices are expressed inclusive of any VAT that is payable at the relevant prevailing rate in the United Kingdom.
If charges are applicable for delivery on the goods that you order, you will be informed before your order is accepted.
Prices and offers may vary from time to time and may only be available for limited periods. All prices and offers are subject to availability and may be withdrawn or amended at the discretion of HMV Ecommerce and at any time.
The prices for goods on the Website may differ to the prices for the same goods in any HMV Retail Store in the United Kingdom.
Every effort is made to ensure that the prices shown on the Website are correct. In the unlikely event that an error is made in the price shown on the Website, HMV Ecommerce will not be obliged to supply the goods to you at the incorrectly stated price. In these circumstances, we shall not dispatch the goods affected but will notify the correct price to you so that you can decide whether to proceed with your order at that price. If we are unable to contact you using the contact details you provided to us, we shall treat the order as cancelled and notify you via email.
If the pricing error is obvious and unmistakeable and could easily have been recognised by you as a mispricing, we do not have to provide the goods to you at the incorrect price.
Where goods are offered for sale on the Website prior to general release, the price shown for those goods is subject to change. In the event that we reduce the price, we will charge you the lower price. In the event that we increase the price, we will charge you the price that was listed on the Website when you placed the order, unless the price was the subject of a pricing error, in which case we shall contact you to advise you of the correct price and if you wish to proceed with the order. In the event that you have already paid for a new release which we subsequently reduce in price, we shall refund you the difference between the original price and the new lower price to the original method of payment.
Payment for goods and any applicable delivery charges can be made using the following methods of payment; Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, American Express, PayPal and MasterPass.
With respect to all payments made by (i) PayPal and (ii) MasterPass, payment is processed by us at the point the order is confirmed by you. With respect to payments by any other method, payment is processed by us at the point the goods are prepared by us for dispatch, note however that we may prepare pre-orders for dispatch up to fourteen (14) days before the advertised release date on the Website.
Pre-orders paid for via credit and debit cards shall be subject to a pre-authorisation charge at the time the order is placed of £1.00 for each item. Such charges shall be held against the card until the goods are prepared for dispatch, we request full payment and the card issuer subsequently validates the payment.
If we cannot take payment from you for whatever reason, after three (3) attempts we shall inform you and your original order will be cancelled and you will be requested to submit a new order with updated payment details or an alternative accepted payment method. We shall have no liability to you for any goods that we cannot subsequently supply (e.g. limited edition goods) or if the dispatch of pre-release goods are delayed due to your methods of payment failing.
VAT NUMBER FOR HMV ECOMMERCE
The registered VAT number of HMV Ecommerce Limited is GB 205 9637 01.
PUREHMV REWARDS CLUB
Registered purehmv cards will earn points for each purchase on the Website in accordance with the terms and conditions of the purehmv rewards club which is operated by Pure HMV Loyalty Limited, such terms can be found at purehmv terms. Points will be added once the goods have been dispatched. International customers cannot register to join and use the purehmv rewards programme.
PLACING AN ORDER
Once you have followed the ordering process on the Website and at the point you click ‘make payment’ you shall have placed an order with us. You will be sent an ‘order confirmation’ email detailing the goods you have ordered. Please note that this does not mean that your order has been accepted.
ACCEPTANCE OF YOUR ORDER
Completion of the online checkout process does not constitute acceptance by us of your offer to purchase goods from us. Our acceptance of the order will take place only when we are ready to dispatch the goods that you ordered.
Your order is an offer to buy goods from HMV Ecommerce. Nothing that we say or do (including receiving payment from you in accordance with your offer) will amount to an acceptance of that offer until we actually confirm that the goods are being dispatched.
There will be no contract between you and us unless and until you receive confirmation from us by means of an ‘order dispatch’ email that confirms that the goods you have ordered are being dispatched. At that point (and not before), a contract will come into existence between you and us, for the sale by us, of the ordered goods. At any point up until then, we may decline to supply the goods to you.
If your order is dispatched in more than one package, you shall receive confirmation from us in relation to each package dispatched and each dispatch shall be concluded as a separate contract of sale between you and us.
If we cannot supply you with the goods you have ordered for whatever reason, we will not process your order and will inform you of this via email and, if you have already paid for the goods, refund you as soon as reasonably possible by way of refund to the original method of payment and including refund of any relevant refundable delivery cost charges. We shall have no liability to you other than by way of refunding any and all monies paid by you to us for the goods we cannot supply.
DELIVERY AND COLLECTION
In the case of orders to be delivered to a nominated delivery address (not an HMV Retail Store or HubBox Collect Point), delivery shall be made as soon as possible after your order is processed but in any event within fourteen (14) days of us sending you an ‘order dispatch’ email.
If you are not available to receive the goods when they are deloivered by Royal Mail, they may be returned to the local sorting office or they may be left with a neighbour unless you have chosen to opt-out from the Royal Mail's Delivery to Neighbour scheme.
Where the goods have not been received at the nominated delivery address (not an HMV Retail Store or HubBox Collect Point) following a period of fourteen (14) days since the ‘order dispatch’ email has been sent by us and your account on the Website shows that the goods have been dispatched, you must contact Royal Mail to ensure that the goods are not waiting at a sorting office for collection. If Royal Mail cannot locate the goods, you must promptly contact us to advise us of non-delivery and in any event, you must contact us no later than sixty (60) days from the date the ‘order dispatch’ email was sent and your account was updated to show that the goods had been dispatched. We shall not be obliged to investigate any claims or process any refunds for non-delivery of goods reported to us after this timeframe.
We shall use our reasonable efforts to ensure that new releases are delivered to a nominated delivery address or made available for collection from an HMV Retail Store or HubBox Collect Point (as appropriate) on the advertised release date but we are under no obligation to do so. Please note that release dates frequently change from the initially advertised release date.
In the case of orders to be collected from a nominated HMV Retail Store, delivery shall be made as soon as possible after your order is processed but in any event within fourteen (14) days of us sending you an ‘order dispatch’ email. We shall send you a ‘ready for collection’ email to confirm when the goods are ready to be collected from the nominated HMV Retail Store. You must collect the goods in person and show either a printed copy of the ‘ready for collection’ email or show the email displayed on a mobile device. You must also show one other form of printed identification such as a credit or debit card that includes your name or a utility bill that includes your name and address, a passport or a driving licence.
In the case of orders to be collected from a nominated HubBox Collect Point, delivery shall be made as soon as possible after your order is processed but in any event within fourteen (14) days of us sending you an ‘order dispatch’ email. HubBox shall send you an email to confirm when the goods are ready to be collected from the nominated Hub Box Collect Point, the email shall contain a collection code. You must collect the goods in person and must present the collection code and/or show one form of printed identification such as a credit or debit card that includes your name, a passport or a driving licence. In the event that you have been sent a collection code to advise that your order is available for collection at the HubBox Collect Point and it is not available, you must promptly contact HMV customer services via email firstname.lastname@example.org with details of the order number and the nominated HubBox Collect Point.
Risk of loss and damage of the goods passes to you on the date and time when the goods are delivered to the nominated delivery address or collected from an HMV Retail Store or HubBox Collect Point (as appropriate).
Where the supply of goods is delayed or prevented for reasons beyond our control we will be under no liability to you for such delay.
Goods that are advertised on the Website as part of a multibuy promotion (e.g. 3 CDs for £20) shall each be dispatched as soon as they are available. In the event that we are unable to supply any individual component of the multibuy order, the order for the individual item(s) we are unable to supply shall be cancelled within 30 (thirty) days from the date the order was placed and in the event that you have paid for the goods we cannot deliver, we shall refund you the for the goods we cannot supply to the original method of payment.
You may cancel your order at any time before it is processed by emailing email@example.com. If the goods have not been dispatched and we have sufficient time to prevent dispatch, we will not process payment or dispatch the goods. In the event that you cancel your order too late for us to prevent dispatch, or after the goods have already been dispatched, you can refuse to take delivery so that the ordered goods are returned to us and, provided that you have not opened or damaged the ordered goods, we will refund the price paid to the original method of payment. In the case of goods to be delivered to an HMV Retail Store, you can inform us that you no longer require the goods and we will refund the price paid for the goods to the original method of payment.
You are entitled to cancel your contract of an order (or part order) (under the Consumer Rights Directive 2011/83/EC) if you wish, provided that you inform us of your intention to cancel no longer than fourteen (14) days after the day on which you receive the goods or collect the goods from an HMV Retail Store.
If you decide to cancel your order (or part of an order) you should contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to clearly advise us of your intention to cancel including details of the order (or part of an order) you wish to cancel and your name and address. Regardless if the goods were delivered to a nominated delivery address, an HMV Retail Store or a HubBox Collect Point, you should return the goods to us and at your cost within fourteen (14) days from the date you advise us you wish to cancel the order (or part order) to HMV Ecommerce Limited, Returns, Unit 3B Merlin Park, Wood Lane, Erdington, Birmingham, B24 9QJ. The goods should not be returned to an HMV Retail Store or HubBox Collect Point.
In the case of goods delivered to a nominated delivery address (not an HMV Retail Store or a HubBox Collect Point) if, after contacting us to advise of your intention to cancel the order (or part order), you do not return the goods to us within fourteen (14) days from the date you informed us you wish to cancel the order, you will be deemed to have accepted the goods.
In the case of goods delivered to an HMV Retail Store for collection, if you do not collect the goods within fourteen (14) days from the date that we send you a ‘ready for collection’ email, the goods shall be returned to HMV Ecommerce and we shall cancel the order and refund the price paid for the goods and to the original method of payment.
In the case of goods delivered to a HubBox Collect Point for collection, if you do not collect the goods within fourteen (14) days from the date HubBox send you an email containing a collection code you may be liable to additional charges to your HubBox account if the goods have to be returned to HMV Ecommerce. Full details regarding the HubBox service are available at www.hub-box.com/terms-and-conditions.
CONDITION OF RETURNED GOODS
You must take reasonable care of the goods whilst they are in your possession and such goods must be unused and returned in the original packaging and in the same condition as they were when received by you. Any security seals must be unbroken and any activation codes that came with the goods must be intact and unused.
- In the case of media goods (including but not limited to; compact disc, vinyl, DVD, blu-ray and computer games) any shrink-wrap and/or any other packaging must be intact.
- In the case of merchandise goods (including but not limited to; pop vinyl, mugs and bags), you may examine the goods as you would in a shop, but you must not use them. If the goods are encased in plastic blister packs or sealed packaging, these goods must be returned unopened and with the packaging intact. Where goods are able to be opened without breaking any seals, care must be taken not to damage any packaging. Goods must be repackaged in exactly the same way as they were when they were received by you.
- In the case of clothing, the clothing may be worn only for as long as is absolutely necessary to ensure that the clothing is suitable. All clothing must be returned in the same clean and folded condition that they were in when they were received by you and any labels that were on the clothing must still be attached.
- In the case of technology goods, you may examine the goods as you would in a shop, but you must not use them, or (where relevant) install them, set them up as if they were to be used, input any data or software, install batteries or connect them to mains power. If the goods are encased in plastic blister packs or sealed packaging, these goods must be returned unopened and with the packaging intact. Where goods are able to be opened without breaking any seals, care must be taken not to damage any packaging. Packaging must only be opened to the extent absolutely necessary and the goods must be repackaged in exactly the same way as they were when they were received by you.
FAULTY AND DAMAGED GOODS
If you receive goods from us that are damaged upon delivery or have a manufacturer’s fault, you must email us at email@example.com including details of the order, the damage or fault and your name and address. Do not return the goods unless you have been instrucetd by us to do so.
With regards to any queries with technology goods that you have purchased from us, we may direct you to contact TMTI via phone. TMTI are a specialist third party that we have appointed to assist our customers with queries regarding technology goods.
RETURN OF GOODS CARRIAGE
If you choose to return any goods to us (including under your right to cancel), we shall not be responsible for any loss or damage to the goods while in transit and, for this reason, we recommend that you use a recorded delivery service. If returned goods are lost or damaged in transit, we reserve the right to charge you (or not to refund any monies attributable to) for such loss or damage. You are responsible for all costs to return goods to us unless we advise you otherwise via email.
Once the goods are returned to us we shall refund to you, by the method that you used to pay for the original transaction, the amount in relation to the goods which the cancellation rights apply and within fourteen (14) days from the date we received the goods at our warehouse. If you choose to return all the items in your order, this includes refunding the cost of delivery if you had paid any monies with regards to our least expensive standard delivery only. If you paid any delivery charges outside of our least expensive standard method of delivery, we shall not refund these costs. If you are not returning all the items in your order, the initial delivery cost will not be returned to you. Any monies paid in relation to delivery to a HubBox Collect Point shall not be refunded. We may make a deduction from the refund for loss in value of any goods returned if the loss is the result of unnecessary handling by you.
All goods purchased through the Website will correspond with their relevant description on the Website, and they will be of satisfactory quality and fit for non-commercial, domestic use. We do not make any other promises or warranties about the goods.
This warranty does not apply to any defect in the goods arising from (i) fair wear and tear, (ii) wilful damage, abnormal storage, accident, negligence by you or a third party, or (ii) if you fail to use or operate the goods in accordance with the usual usage for such goods or follow user instructions.
Some of the goods may come with a manufacturer’s guarantee. For details of the applicable terms and conditions, you should refer to the manufacturer’s guarantee which is supplied with the goods. A manufacturer’s guarantee is in addition to, and does not affect your statutory rights.
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account and any activities that occur under your account. HMV Ecommerce 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 password or account.
Save in the case of death or personal injury due to the negligence of HMV Ecommerce or where we have acted fraudulently, our total liability to you for any losses suffered by you will be limited to either the amount paid by you for the purchase of the relevant product, or to the provision of a replacement of the product concerned (where the original is returned to us).
HMV Ecommerce accept no responsibility for any loss or damage caused by us (or our employees, agents or sub-contractors) where such loss is: (i) not a foreseeable result to both you and us (as at the time that you submit your order) of a breach of the relevant legal duty by us; (ii) related to a business; or, (iii) related to loss or damage to premises or property unless caused by our negligence or wilful misconduct.
The above limitations on our liability do not affect your non-excludable statutory rights as a consumer.
You are responsible for the use of products that you obtain from us. We exclude all liability to the extent permitted by law, for any costs, losses or damages resulting from or related to your use or attempted use of the products in countries outside the United Kingdom.
Except in respect of a payment obligation, neither of us will be liable to the other for any failure to perform any obligation owed to the other due to causes beyond its reasonable control, for example, industrial disputes, fire, storms, failings of the internet or public communications networks, or technical difficulties.
HMV Ecommerce shall have no liability to you for any failure to deliver goods you have ordered or any delay in doing so or for any damage or defect to goods delivered that is caused by any event or circumstance beyond our reasonable control.
If any part of these Website Terms is deemed unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable (including any provision in which HMV Ecommerce excludes its liability to you) then that provision shall be deemed to be severable from the Website Terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any other part of the Website Terms.
No waiver by HMV Ecommerce shall be construed as a waiver of any proceeding or succeeding breach of any provision.
OTHER LEGAL NOTICES
There may be legal notices on other areas of this Website which relate to your use of the Website, all of which will, together with these Website Terms govern your use of this Website.
HMV Ecommerce operates a complaints handling procedure which is used to try to resolve disputes when they first arise. If you have a complaint, please write to: Customer Services, HMV Ecommerce Limited, Mermaid House, Blackfriars, London, EC4V 3DB or complete the contact us form click here.
The contract between us shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with English law and the English courts shall have jurisdiction to resolve any dispute between us. By accessing this Website you agree to submit to English law. All contracts and correspondence shall be concluded in English.
These Website Terms set out the entire agreement between you and us and supersede any and all prior terms, conditions, warranties and/or representations to the fullest extent permitted by law.
You confirm that, in agreeing to accept the Website Terms you have not relied on any representation save insofar as the same has expressly been made a term of these Website Terms and you agree that you have no remedy in respect of any representation.
These Website Terms do not affect your statutory rights as a consumer within the United Kingdom.
HMV Retail Limited shall act as agent for HMV Ecommerce Limited strictly for the purpose of HMV Retail Stores receiving goods on behalf of HMV Ecommerce (that customers of HMV Ecommerce have ordered) and HMV Retail Limited delivering up such goods to said customers.
UPDATES TO THE WEBSITE TERMS
HMV Ecommerce reserve the right to change the Website Terms at any time. Any such change shall take effect when posted on the Website and it is your responsibility to read the Website Terms on each occasion that you use the Website and your continued use by accessing, browsing, registering with, or placing an order on the Website, shall signify your acceptance to be bound by the then current Website Terms. If you do not agree to the Website Terms in their entirety you should not use the Website.
Last updated: 24th September 2018