Terms & Conditions

Terms of Sale

Hugh Rice Jewellers is a family business and was established in 1971 by Mr Hugh Rice.

“Hugh Rice Jewellers” and “Hugh Rice the Jewellers” are trading names of Hugh Rice Limited, a company registered in England (company number 02065159).

Hugh Rice Limited Address:
Unit 5&6, St. Stephens Shopping Centre,
110 Ferensway, Hull,
East Yorkshire, HU2 8LN
United Kingdom
VAT number 168 6054 43

Hugh Rice Jewellers is a member of the National Association of Goldsmiths and The Gemmological Association of Great Britain.

These Terms and Conditions apply to all orders for products placed with us via our website, over the telephone or by fax, post or email. Please read them carefully before ordering products from us.

Nothing in these Terms and Conditions affects the statutory rights of consumers.

1. ACCEPTANCE OF YOUR ORDER

We, Hugh Rice Limited, must receive payment of the price of the products and the delivery charges before we can accept your order, except in cases where interest free credit terms are in place. We reserve the right to refuse your order or to restrict the number of products you may order at any time.

If you place your order using our website you will receive an email from our payment provider, Sage Pay, using the email address you provided when placing your order. Please click here to visit the Sage Pay website to find out more about Sage Pay. We will also send you an email acknowledging your order. Both of these emails are sent automatically and do not mean that we have accepted your order. We will notify acceptance of your order by sending an email to you stating that your order has been accepted and despatched. Otherwise, our acceptance of your order takes place upon delivery of the products. Only when we have accepted your order is a binding contract created between us.

2. PRICES

Our prices are available over the telephone and are set out in our website ( www.hughrice.co.uk) and other literature. Prices are set out on our website in Pounds Sterling and are inclusive of United Kingdom-rated VAT at the prevailing rate where applicable. Please note that all discounted products may not come with outer packaging sleeves and sleeves, these will be subject to availability.

Prices remain in force until we publish new prices on our website. Delivery charges may apply and, if applicable, will be displayed during the order process.

Whilst we try to ensure that all prices on our website, in our literature and given over the telephone are accurate, mistakes can sometimes occur. If we discover an error in the price of products you have ordered we will contact you as soon as possible and give you the option of either reconfirming your order at the correct price or cancelling it. If we are unable to contact you we will treat the order as being cancelled. If the order is cancelled, we will refund any money which we have taken from you.

3. IMAGES

All images and descriptive matter contained in our website or other literature are for the sole purpose of giving an approximate idea of the appearance and characteristics of the products described and should not be used or relied upon for any other purpose.

The product dimensions supplied are intended to give an approximate indication of the size of individual products. The images of products may not show their actual size. If you wish to inspect a product before purchasing it, please contact us so that we can make arrangements at one of our stores.

4. AVAILABILITY

All orders are subject to availability of products. If we are unable to deliver products ordered by you we will notify you (where practicable) and, if we have received the price and the delivery charges of the unavailable products, we will refund them to you within 30 days unless you agree to a longer period.

5. DELIVERY

Orders are delivered to UK postal addresses only. We aim to process and dispatch orders within two working days. In exceptional circumstances and when an order needs to be specially ordered from a supplier, please allow up to 2-6 weeks for delivery, however in these instances we will be in contact to provide you with all information and will keep you updated with the progress of your order.

Orders under £75 - £ 2.95 – Royal Mail Tracked 24 (1-3 Working Days)
Orders £75 and over – FREE - Royal Mail Tracked 24 (1-3 Working Days)
Orders under £200 - £5.95 – Royal Mail Next Day Special Delivery (Next Working Day if order is placed before 12pm)
Orders £200 and over - FREE – Royal Mail Next Day Special Delivery (Next Working Day if order is placed before 12pm)

We are not able to follow special instructions e.g. ‘Leave in Porch'.

Orders can be delivered to addresses other than the bill payers at our discretion. You will be provided with the opportunity to enter a different shipping address during the checkout process. Orders £250 and over will only be shipped to the bill payer’s address.

We will always try our best to fulfil all of our customers’ needs and meet the quoted time scales above, however during bank holidays and extremely busy times for ourselves and the Royal Mail this may occasionally result in a slight delay.

We will deliver products ordered by you to the shipping address stated on your order form. Once we have dispatched your item this then becomes your responsibility to track your item using the dispatch number sent via email from the Royal Mail.

6. RIGHT OF CANCELLATION

The United Kingdom's Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000 provide you with a right to cancel your order for products at any time up to the end of the seventh working day following the day after the day on which you received the products. You do not need to give us any reason for cancellation. Here at Hugh Rice you have up to 30 days to return your unwanted items for an exchange or refund.

For reasons of hygiene and public health, you may not cancel your order for any jewellery which passes through the skin (such as earrings) if we have already dispatched those products to you. Nothing in this condition 6 is intended to affect any statutory rights you may have as a consumer.

If you wish to cancel your order please write to us at Hugh Rice Limited Unit 6 St Stephen’s Shopping Centre, Ferensway, Hull, HU2 8LN, United Kingdom or fax us on +44 (0)1482 212489 or email us at mail@hughrice.co.uk.

Until you have returned the product to us, you must keep it in your possession and take reasonable care of it. We will credit the price of the product to your credit/debit card. Please note this may take 2-5 working days for your bank to process this refund.

7. WARRANTY

All products bought from us are guaranteed against defects in materials and workmanship for 12 months from the date of purchase. If within that period, after having opportunity to inspect a product and are satisfied (acting reasonably) that it is faulty as a result of a defect in materials or workmanship you may return the product to us for a replacement, exchange or refund of the price you paid for the product. You must provide us with the original invoice, despatch note or other proof of purchase.

If we supply a replacement product this warranty shall apply to the replacement product for the balance of the warranty period for the original product.

Nothing in this condition 7 affects your statutory rights as a consumer.

This warranty does not apply where the defect is due to the product not being cared for in an appropriate manner or the product has been modified, misused, neglected or wilfully or accidentally damaged. This warranty is not transferable to a new owner of the product.

8. PRE-OWNED PRODUCTS

Pre-owned products are products which have previously been sold by us or somebody else to another person and shall be as described on our website, in our literature, or by our customer services representatives over the telephone.

As pre-owned products have previously been owned and/or used by somebody else, they may contain markings and surface damage resulting from wear and tear consistent with their age and use. In the case of pre-owned watches, such markings and surface damage will not impair the performance of the watches unless otherwise stated.

The warranty in condition 7 applies to the extent that defects which have been notified to you before buying the product, in this condition 8 or otherwise are not deemed to be defects for the purpose of the warranty.

9. COMPLAINTS AND LIABILITY

All complaints should be addressed to Customer Services, Hugh Rice Limited, Unit 5&6 St Stephen's Shopping Centre, 110 Ferensway, Hull, HU2 8LN, United Kingdom.

If products that we deliver to you are not as described or are damaged, defective or of incorrect quantity then please contact the Internet Department as soon as possible within 14 days of delivery on 01482 211233. We will replace the incorrect, damaged or defective products or make good the shortfall in quantity or, at our option, credit the price and delivery charges of those products to your credit/debit card or send you a cheque for the amount to be refunded.

If you do not receive the products you have ordered you should notify us within 42 days of the date of your order (please remember to allow at least 30 days from the date of your order for delivery). We will deliver the products ordered or, at our option, credit the price and delivery charges of the non-delivered products to your credit/debit card or if we have not accepted your order and have been unable to contact you, we will notify you of the reason for non-acceptance upon request.

Our aggregate liability (whether in contract, tort or otherwise) for loss or damage shall in any event be limited to a sum equal to the amount paid or payable by you for the products the subject of the claim.

This condition does not include or limit in any way our liability for any of the following: death or personal injury caused by our negligence; fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; any breach of the obligations implied by section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 or section 2 of the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982; losses for which it is prohibited by section 7 of the Consumer Protection Act 1987 to limit liability; or any other matter for which it would be illegal or unlawful for us to exclude or attempt to exclude our liability.

Subject to the exclusions listed in the immediately preceding paragraph of this condition, if either of us fails to comply with these Terms and Conditions, neither of us shall be responsible for any losses that the other suffers as a result, except for those losses which are a foreseeable consequence of the failure to comply with these Terms and Conditions.

Neither of us shall be responsible for losses that result from our failure to comply with these Terms and Conditions including, but not limited to, losses that fall into the following categories:

Loss of income or revenue;
Loss of business;
Loss of anticipated savings;
Loss of data;
Or any waste of time.

However, this paragraph shall not prevent claims for foreseeable loss of, or damage to, your physical property.

We shall be under no liability for any delay or failure to deliver products or otherwise perform any obligation as specified in these terms and conditions if the same is wholly or partly caused by circumstances beyond our reasonable control.

To provide feedback or to make a complaint, please email customer.service@hughrice.co.uk

10. VALIDITY

If any of these Terms and Conditions are unenforceable it shall not affect the enforceability of the rest of these Terms and Conditions.

11. NO VARIATION OR REPRESENTATION

Other than as provided in these Terms and Conditions, nothing said by our sales personnel shall amount to a variation of these Terms and Conditions or a representation about the nature or quality of our products.

12. THIRD PARTY RIGHTS

Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall give any person who is not a party to the contract any benefit or any right to enforce any of the terms of the contract.

13. GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION

The contract shall be deemed to have been formed under and shall be governed and interpreted in accordance with English law. The English Courts shall have jurisdiction to hear disputes between us.

14. ONLINE GIFT VOUCHERS

Hugh Rice Jewellers online gift vouchers must be redeemed on the Hugh Rice Limited website www.hughrice.co.uk, towards the purchase of eligible products listed in our online catalogue. You will be emailed your online gift voucher; this will not come through the post. Email gift vouchers cannot be redeemed in our high street shops or stores.

Gift vouchers cannot be used to pay for gift vouchers.

Gift vouchers have no cash redemption value and are not transferable or assignable. Hugh Rice Limited may provide gift voucher purchasers with information about the redemption status of gift vouchers that they purchase.

If the order exceeds the amount of the gift certificate, the balance must be paid by credit or debit card over the phone.

Any unused balance will be recorded and redeemable against future purchases however gift vouchers and gift cards expire one year from the date of issue, where permissible under applicable law.

The gift certificate can be applied to an open order by visiting the relevant Order Summary page in the "Shopping Bag" section of our website.

Normal Hugh Rice Limited terms and conditions of purchase and use of the hughrice.co.uk website apply.
One or more gift vouchers can be redeemed against an order. Also gift vouchers can be combined with one Hugh Rice Limited promotional gift certificate.

Hugh Rice Limited is not responsible if a gift certificate is lost, stolen, destroyed or used without permission.

RETURNS & CANCELLATIONS

30 DAY NO QUIBBLE MONEY BACK GUARANTEE

(Our Christmas returns policy is until the end of January each year)

You can return your order within 30 days from date of purchase for a full refund or exchange. Items must be returned in their original condition using the Royal Mail Tracked Returns service. Please include a copy of your invoice and a reason for return within the parcel. You should receive a pre-paid label with your delivery, however if this is something you need to replace please visit the Royal Mail website where you will be able to create a new label

http://www.royalmail.com/track-my-return/create/455

For reasons of hygiene and public health, you may not return or cancel your order for any jewellery which passes through the skin (such as earrings) once they have been dispatched. Nothing in this term and condition is intended to affect any statutory rights you may have as a consumer.

Once we receive the item back with us we will credit the price of the product to your credit/debit card. Please allow up to 2-5 working days for your bank to process this refund and the money to appear in your account.

All products bought from us are guaranteed against defects in materials and workmanship for 12 months from the date of purchase. If within that period, after having opportunity to inspect a product and we are satisfied that it is faulty as a result of a defect in materials or workmanship, you may return the product to us for an exchange or refund of the price you originally paid for the product. You must provide us with the original invoice, despatch note or other proof of purchase.

Smartwatch & Activity Tracker Returns

Please note our smartwatch and activity tracker range will arrive in a sealed cellophane wrapper, once the seal is broken your watch is no longer eligible for a refund, unless faulty. The smartwatch requires you to digitally download your personal data, meaning that your watch can no longer be refunded once the smartwatch’s services have begun. Once the cellophane wrapper has been broken you lose all rights to cancel your order and will not be able to request a refund.

SECURITY

OUR SECURITY POLICY

We endeavour to protect our users' information in respect of their use of this website. When users submit sensitive information via the website, their information is protected both online and off-line.
When our registration/order form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card numbers), that information is encrypted and is protected with industry standard encryption software. All card details are taken via SagePay (www.sagepay.com).

HOW SECURE IS IT TO GIVE MY CREDIT CARD DETAILS TO YOU VIA THE INTERNET?

For the final stage of ordering, where you give us your credit card details, you will have already been transferred to a secure server. We use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption to "scramble" your details and so the payment system used by Hugh Rice is very secure. All payments are handled by Sage Pay.

CONTACT US

If users have any questions about the security of our website, users can send an email to mail@hughrice.co.uk.

TERMS OF USE

HUGH RICE TERMS OF USE FOR THE WEBSITE

We, Hugh Rice Limited, operate this website, the home page of which can be found at http://www.hughrice.co.uk. Your access to and use of this website is subject to your compliance with all applicable laws and these terms of use, which incorporate the paragraphs below, the Privacy Policy and the Terms and Conditions of Sale, all of which can be accessed from this page "(“together referred to as Terms of Use”)". Your use of this website constitutes your unqualified agreement to accept and comply with the Terms of Use.

1. OPERATOR OF THIS WEBSITE

This website is operated by Hugh Rice Limited, a company registered in England (number 02065159) whose registered office and address for correspondence is Unit 6 St Stephen’s Shopping Centre, Ferensway, Hull, HU2 8LN, United Kingdom. Our VAT number is 168 605 443.

2. USE OF THIS WEBSITE

This website is offered as a service and facility for purchasing our products and is directed solely at those who access this website from within the European Union.

Whilst we use reasonable efforts to include accurate and up to date information on this website, errors may occur. We cannot give any warranty or representation as to the accuracy of the information, and do not accept responsibility for errors or omissions or for any action or decisions based on the information.

Your use of this website is at your risk. If you have any specific queries, please contact us by email at mail@hughrice.co.uk or by telephone on + 44 (0) 1482 329449. The information and materials provided on this website are of a general nature only and cannot be regarded as constituting advice or recommendations (professional or otherwise). We do not accept any liability for any direct, indirect, special or consequential losses or damages of whatever nature, including, but not limited to loss of anticipated savings, revenues, information, goodwill or contracts arising out of this website, its availability or lack of availability or your use of any information contained in this website.

We exclude all warranties, express or implied, relating to the information and materials on this website to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Nothing in the Terms of Use shall be construed to exclude or limit (1) our liability for death or personal injury or fraudulent misrepresentation or (2) any rights you may have as a consumer to the extent that such liability and rights may not be excluded or limited under applicable statute or law.

3. LINKS FROM AND TO THIS WEBSITE

Hypertext links are links by which visitors can move from one website to another or from one page to another within the same website.

This website contains hypertext links to third parties' websites. Any hypertext links between our website and any third party website are provided for your convenience only and we accept no liability whatsoever for the contents of any such third party website. We exclude to the fullest extent permitted by law all liability that may arise in connection with or as a result of third party website material or your accessing of third party websites causing any damage, costs, injury or loss of any kind.

You agree that if you wish to create any links between this website and any other website you will do so only in accordance with these Terms of Use or as we otherwise agree in writing.

4. SHARE FACILITY

This section of the Terms of Use applies to any use of our “share” facility. For the avoidance of doubt all of the other provisions of the Terms of Use shall also apply to your use the share facility. Our Privacy Policy contains information about how this facility works and restrictions which apply to your use of this facility.

The share facility also incorporates an email function. Your use of the share email facility is subject to the same obligations and restrictions as set out in this Privacy Policy.

Links to our Facebook and Twitter facilities

We offer our Facebook and Twitter pages as facilities for your convenience and are not responsible for any financial or other liability associated directly or indirectly with a public or private posting made using them.

You acknowledge that any information that you post using our Facebook or Twitter facilities may be viewable by any person and you undertake:

To accept full responsibility for the contents of any messages you post using the facilities;

To use the facilities only for lawful purposes;

Not to post in any messages material which is inaccurate, defamatory, abusive, offensive, pornographic, racist, sexist, threatening, vulgar, obscene, hateful or otherwise inappropriate or which will constitute a criminal offence or give rise to civil liability or which may cause offence in relation to sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability or working status;

Not to harass or upset third parties through your use of the facilities;

Not to include in messages any material which refers to a third party or is protected by confidentiality, copyright, trade mark or other propriety right without the express permission of the third party owner (and for the avoidance of doubt you have our permission to send details of our own products to third parties using the facilities in accordance with our Terms of Use).

Not to send personal information about any third party using the facilities;

Not to insert material into messages which contains viruses, files or programs that are designed to disrupt, damage or limit the functioning of any software or hardware equipment;

Not to use the facilities for any commercial purpose or to send advertisements, chain letters, surveys, pyramid schemes or requests for money; and

Not to use the facilities in order to obtain unauthorised access to data or other information belonging to us or any third party.

You acknowledge and agree that we may at our discretion remove any messages from the facilities, that we may (but are not obliged to) monitor the contents of messages sent using the facilities and that we do not accept any liability arising from use or the content of any message in your use of the facilities.

You acknowledge that we will cooperate with any person, law enforcement authority or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity of anyone sending material using the facility in breach of the Terms of Use, any law (whether civil or criminal) or the legal rights of any party.

For the avoidance of doubt all of the other provisions of the Terms of Use, and any other terms of the operators of the Facebook and Twitter websites shall also apply to your use of our Facebook and Twitter facilities.

5. SALE OF PRODUCTS

These Terms of Use do not deal with the terms upon which we may supply products to you. If you purchase any products from us you will be bound by our Terms and Conditions of Sale (click here to see a copy), which form part of the Terms of Use.

6. RING SIZE GUIDE

We provide a ring size guide for your convenience, which is available for download here. Please be aware that the guide is designed to operate as an approximate guide and we would recommend that you visit one of our stores if you wish to have a more accurate measurement taken by a member of our staff. We do not accept any liability for the accuracy of the ring size guide or your reliance upon it.

7. TRADE MARKS, LOGOS AND SERVICE MARKS

The trade marks, logos and service marks (collectively “the Trade Marks”) displayed on this website (whether registered or unregistered) are and shall remain the property of their respective owners. Nothing contained in this website shall be construed as granting any licence or right to use any Trade Mark displayed on this website without the prior written consent of the relevant Trade Mark owner other than as expressly set out in these Terms of Use. Your misuse or infringement of any of the Trade Marks displayed on this website is strictly prohibited.

8. COPYRIGHT

The copyright in each aspect of this website is owned by Hugh Rice Limited or its content or technology providers. All content is protected by copyright and may not be used except as expressly provided in the Terms of Use without our prior written consent. We do not warrant or represent that your use of materials displayed on this website will not infringe the rights of third parties.

Except where otherwise stated expressly, you must not copy, adapt, download, exploit or otherwise use the information contained in this website in any way, other than for the purpose of enquiring about or requesting information relating to the type of goods and services we are able to offer or downloading and temporarily storing one or more of the pages of this website for the purpose of viewing, for your personal use only, on a personal computer or terminal. For the avoidance of doubt you shall not be entitled to reproduce, permanently store, or retransmit any of the contents of this website without our prior written consent.

9. VIRUSES

Whilst we try to keep our anti-virus software up-to-date we do not warrant that this website, its servers, downloadable files or e-mails which may be sent by us, are free from viruses or other harmful components.

You must not:

Introduce or attempt to introduce any virus or other contaminant to the website or any of its software or systems;

or

In any way attempt to access, alter, de-compile, reverse engineer, destroy or otherwise tamper with or interfere with the operation of any part of this website, its software or systems.

10. FEEDBACK AND COMPLAINTS

Any queries, feedback or comments you may have about this website should be submitted by emailing us at mail@hughrice.co.uk or writing to Hugh Rice Limited, Unit 6 St Stephen’s Shopping Centre, Ferensway, Hull, HU2 8LN, United Kingdom.

To provide feedback or to make a complaint, please email customer.service@hughrice.co.uk

11. PRIVACY POLICY

Any personal information we collect from you shall only be used in accordance with our Privacy Policy (a copy of which can be viewed by clicking here), which forms part of the Terms of Use.

12. CONNECTION AND CHARGES

You are responsible for obtaining an appropriate connection with a telecommunications provider in order to access this website and for paying the costs of all charges you incur in accessing and using this website.

13. GENERAL

We may amend these Terms of Use from time to time. You are bound by any changes we make to these Terms of Use with effect from the date of the change. You can view the current version of these Terms of Use at any time by clicking on the Terms of Use link on the home page of this website.

If any of the Terms of Use are unenforceable it shall not affect the enforceability of the rest of them.
The Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law and the English Courts shall have jurisdiction to hear disputes between us.