We’re Akai Online Limited (company number 12611719), a company registered in England and Wales. Our HQ is at Mill 7, Mabgate Mills, Mabgate, Leeds, LS9 7DZ, United Kingdom.
When you shop with us (or access our services, apps and websites (our “Websites”)), these terms apply. They’re important for both of us as they set out what we expect from each other, and they also give you helpful info. You can also find out more on our Help pages (which also form part of these terms). Of course, if you need anything else, get in touch with Customer Care – we always love to hear from you!
We keep these terms and Help pages updated and we amend them every so often, so remember to check back in before you shop, as the latest set will apply.
To shop with us, you need to:
- be at least 16 years old;
- have a credit or debit card that we accept (see bottom of page for details of current payment providers); and
- be authorised to use that credit or debit card (e.g. it is in your name or you have permission to use it).
Just FYI, some of the goods sold through our Websites may not be suitable for under 18s.
PLACING AN ORDER
When you place an order, you should receive an acknowledgement e-mail confirming receipt of your order. We then carry out a standard pre-authorisation check to make sure there’s enough money on the card.
We only accept your order once payment has been approved and we have debited the payment card (and then the contract is made based on these terms).
You may be able to cancel (not change) your order within a short period of ordering – timings depend on your chosen delivery method (and will be set out in the acknowledgement email). You can’t change your order – you’ll need to cancel (and/or return original item(s)), and re-order.
All orders are subject to availability and confirmation of the order price. Don’t worry, if there’s an issue with an order, we’ll get in touch with you.
Very occasionally, we may need to refuse or cancel an order or close or freeze an account (even if we have previously confirmed your order) – e.g. if we notice something unusual on an order or an account. If this happens to you and you think we’ve made a mistake, please don’t take offence – get in touch with Customer Care and they’ll be happy to speak to you about it.
Using Clearpay? Some different terms apply – see here for more details.
PRICES AND PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS
There’s a lot going on here at AKAI and from time to time we may price up or describe a product or promo wrongly. If we discover an error for any goods you’ve ordered, we will tell you ASAP and give you the option of reconfirming your order (at the correct price) or cancelling it.
If we can’t get in touch with you, we will treat the order as cancelled. If you cancel and you’ve already paid, we will refund you in full.
Prices include VAT (where applicable).
Depending on the value of your order or the delivery option or address you choose, delivery costs may also be charged (see below). Such additional charges will be clearly shown during the checkout process and included in the 'Total Cost'.
Before you finalise your order, you’ll be given various delivery options to choose from with estimated delivery time and dates depending on the delivery address.
We try to meet all delivery times but sometimes there may be delays – e.g. because of postal/carrier delays, logistics or bad weather. We will keep you updated as much as we can and you should be able to track your parcel’s progress.
Check out our delivery page for more info, or get in touch with Customer Care if you have any issues or questions.
RETURNS AND REFUNDS
Check out our returns and refunds policy here.
Returning an unwanted item?
We get it, sometimes something just doesn't work for you and you want your money back. As long as an item is still in its original condition, we accept returns, subject to the rules below. None of these rules affect your statutory rights.
If you return an item requesting a refund within 14 days of receiving it, we'll give you a full refund by way of the original payment method. Delivery charges are non-refundable unless you have received a faulty or incorrect item.
We aim to refund you within 7 days of receiving the returned item.
If you return an item requesting a refund within 15 and 28 days of receiving it, we'll give you an AKAI gift voucher for the amount equivalent to the price you paid for the item.
To find out more, click here.
We don't accept returns for unwanted items after the relevant returns period above. If you try to make a return, we may have to send it back to your default delivery address and ask you to cover the delivery costs.
Of course, it's fine to try an item on like you would in a shop, but please don't actually wear it. If an item is returned to us damaged, worn or in an unsuitable condition, we won't be able to give you a refund and we may have to send it back to you (and ask you to cover the delivery costs). All items are inspected on return.
Examples of an unsuitable condition could be an item that is covered in pet hair, has deodorant or aftershave sprayed over the garment, body odour on the garment, freshly cut hair inside the garment.
All returned items should be sent in their original condition and packaging where possible, including tags. If the tag is not included then the return will be void.
Hygiene and our customers’ safety is super important, so certain items can’t be returned for refunds including:
Face + Body products if opened, used or protective seal is not intact
Underwear if the hygiene seal is not intact or any labels have been broken
Swimwear if the hygiene seal is not intact or any labels have been broken
None of this affects your statutory rights.
Returned items are your responsibility until they reach us, so make sure they're packed up properly and can't get damaged on the way!
As the parcel remains your responsibility until it arrives back with us, ensure that you get proof of postage.
We're not responsible for any items that are returned to us by mistake (it happens!). If we're able to locate the items (it's not always possible) and you'd like these returned to you, we may ask you to cover the delivery cost.
Want to exchange an item?
Sorry, but we don't offer exchanges. If you need a different size or colour of an item then simply place a new order.
Returning a faulty or incorrect item?
If you've received an item which isn't quite right then please contact customer services who will be able to assist you.
This doesn’t affect your statutory rights.
From time to time, we may give you Promo Codes that you can use to reduce the price of specified products. Remember, it’s up to you to enter the code at checkout!
More info on Promo Codes and the rules on how to use them can be found on our Customer Care pages here – but here are some key things to remember:
Each Promo Code has its own terms, which will be made clear at the time it’s issued to you (e.g. what products, single/multiple use, when it can be used etc).
Unless we tell you otherwise, Promo Codes can’t be used to buy AKAI Gift Vouchers.
If you’re given a unique Promo Code that is meant just for you (e.g. a student Promo Code) please keep it secret and don’t let anyone else use it or abuse it (e.g. don’t post it on social media). If we think there is or has been misuse of a Promo Code in any way (e.g. selling it or sharing it with others), we can cancel your Promo Code and/or suspend or even close your account without telling you.
We don’t like to do this, but if a Promo Code can’t run properly because someone or something is spoiling the fun for everyone – e.g. fraud, tampering, technical errors or anything else that is beyond our control that affects the running or fairness of the Promo Code – we can cancel, modify or suspend the Promo Code.
If you’re the lucky recipient of an AKAI Gift Voucher head over to our Help pages to find out how and when they can be used. A few points to bear in mind:
Gift Vouchers can’t be used to buy AKAI Gift Vouchers.
If you’re being super generous and buying someone else a AKAI Gift Voucher, please make sure you get their email address correct! If you get it wrong and the Gift Voucher is emailed to someone else who uses it, there’s not much we can do. Check, double check and even triple check before you buy it.
Speaking of emails, sometimes pesky (but useful) spam filters send our emails into junk or spam folders. So, if you’ve not been thanked for your generous gift, it’s worth giving them a nudge because there might be something wonderful waiting for them in their junk or spam folder!
Gift vouchers will expire 1 years from the date of receipt.
At AKAI, we love being able to interact with and chat to you through social media. However, we can’t control those social media platforms or how you set your profiles on them. Please check and set your privacy settings so that you understand and are comfortable with how your personal information on those platforms will be used.
THINGS YOU SHOULDN’T DO…
We know it’s obvious, but you must not misuse or tamper with our websites, apps or other services (“Websites”) (e.g. hack, introduce viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other technologically harmful material or carry out denial of service attacks etc) or otherwise mess with our tech or functionality or steal our or our customers’ data. Doing any of these things may be a criminal offence, but they also get in the way of us giving our loyal AKAI customers the best service, so we take them really seriously. AKAI will report any such breach or activity (and all information about the people carrying it out) to the relevant law enforcement authorities.
We recommend you use virus protection software when using any website, including ours. Although we have a dedicated team who work hard to stop people messing with our Website, we can’t guarantee that it will always be secure from bugs, viruses or trouble-makers.
Oh, and you’re not allowed to use automated systems or software to extract data from our Website (AKA 'screen scraping').
Troublemakers take note: you agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless AKAI ONLINE LTD, its directors, officers, employees, consultants, agents, and affiliates, from any and all third-party claims, liability, damages and/or costs (including, but not limited to, legal fees) arising from your use (or misuse) of this Website or your breach of the Terms and Conditions.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, SOFTWARE AND CONTENT
AKAI ONLINE LTD owns or has permission to use the intellectual property rights in its Website and its content. These rights are protected around the world. All such rights are reserved.
You’re allowed to store, print and display our Website content only for your own personal use. You are not allowed to use any part of the Website for commercial purposes unless you have our express permission.
You’re also not allowed to use the AKAI APPAREL logo or any AKAI APPAREL brand or trade mark (or any marks which are colourably similar) without our express permission.
LINKING TO THIS WEBSITE
It’s fine for you to link to AKAIAPPAREL.com, as long as you do so in a way that is not-commercial, is fair and legal, and doesn’t damage or take advantage of our reputation.
Please don’t link in a way that suggests any form of approval or endorsement by AKAI where none exists.
Our Website must not be framed on any other site without our permission.
COMPLAINTS OR NEED TO SPEAK TO US?
Occasionally things do go wrong and you may want to get in touch with us. If that happens, please contact our Customer Care team, who will work with you to resolve any issues you’re having with our services:
- Email Us
- Post: AKAI APPAREL, Mill 7, Mabgate Mills, Mabgate, Leeds, LS9 7DZ, United Kingdom.
We have the right to amend, remove or vary our services and/or any part of the Website (including our Ts&Cs) at any time.
These terms and our dealings with you are subject to English law and the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
USER GENERATED CONTENT
Have we reached out to you on social media to feature your content on our social media channels? Congrats! It means we love your style.
By giving you the opportunity to feature your content on our social media channels and by responding with the required hashtag (such as AKAIAPPAREL) you agree:
- we can use your handle and the content (the “Content”) on AKAIAPPAREL.com and/or on any of AKAIs’ social media platforms (including but not limited to Instagram, Facebook and Twitter).
- we can edit, crop, adapt, enhance or modify the Content (but AKAI will not treat you in a derogatory manner).
- have the permission of everyone in the Content;
- have the right to grant AKAI the above rights; and
- are at least 16.