Terms & Conditions
IMPORTANT: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and travel, meeting and other restrictions imposed by local and national governments, the completion time of orders may be longer than normal and the collection / posting / delivery of orders may be impacted. Where necessary, we will retain completed orders ready for collection / posting / delivery when the relevant restrictions are lifted.
Your use of our website, your communications with us and our promotion and supply of the products and services described on our website and in our promotional leaflets are subject to the following Terms and Conditions unless we agree otherwise with you:
Promoter & Supplier
The promoter and supplier of products and services described on our website and in our promotional leaflets is E C More doing business as EMA Heritage ("we", "us", "our"). Our contact details are shown at the bottom of the page.
Our website has the following URLs: www.ema-heritage.com; www.metroashbury.co.uk; www.displaybases.co.uk; www.displaytracks.co.uk.
Ordinarily we only supply products and services to customers resident in the United Kingdom and the Isle of Man.
Enquiries about the scope, availability and prices of our products and services can be made by telephone or by email (or by normal post if you do not have email). Where requested or appropriate, we will provide you with a specific written quotation for the supply of products and services from us, valid for 45 days.
Placing an Order
To order our products and services (on a 'first come, first served' basis), either:
use the Buy Now option where shown on our website as available for a particular product or service, or
contact us by email (or by telephone or by normal post if you do not have email) and provide your full contact details (name / email and postal addresses / phone number) and a clear description of the products, quantities and associated services you wish to order from us.
Where we have provided you with a recent and still-valid written quotation for the supply of products and services, you should confirm to us by email (or by telephone or by normal post if you do not have email) that you wish to proceed with an order and reference that quotation.
If a particular product or service has already sold out or will not otherwise be available for supply by us, we will advise you accordingly and your order will automatically cancel (with any payment made being promptly refunded), although we will add you to our product waiting list.
We will summarise your order for products and services to be supplied by us in an Order Confirmation & Invoice document that we will send to you by email (or by normal post if you do not have email). You should check the information shown in the document carefully and promptly advise us of any errors or discrepancies.
As appropriate to your order, the document will also set out:
the total amount payable / paid for the products and services to be supplied by us;
the amount payable / paid as a deposit before we commence work on your order, or to reserve a product still in development;
the amount of any balance which will be due for payment on our completion of your order, prior to its collection / posting / delivery;
the way(s) you can pay us;
the collection / posting / delivery arrangements for your order;
whether a product to be supplied by us is a made-to-order product: this will affect your right to cancel your order and receive a full refund.
Typically our fully assembled models, display tracks, dioramas, signage and custom size display bases / cases are made-to-order products.
Products in Development
Prices indicated on our website and in our promotional leaflets for products still in development (and associated services) are estimated prices and may change when the products and services become available for supply.
If you order a product still in development (commonly referred to as "pre-ordering"), then unless we require a deposit payment to reserve the product for you, an Order Confirmation & Invoice document will be sent to you only when the pre-ordered product becomes available for us to supply to you.
We will acknowledge receipt of your pre-order by email (or by telephone or by normal post if you do not have email). If a particular product has already sold out or will not otherwise be available for supply by us, we will advise you accordingly and your pre-order will automatically cancel, although we will add you to the product waiting list.
If the actual price for supplying a product (or associated service) is more than the estimated price we display on our website or in our relevant promotional leaflet at the time of your pre-order, you will have the opportunity to re-confirm your order with us or to cancel your order with any deposit payment being refunded in full.
Where we require a deposit payment to reserve a product still in development and you are entitled and subsequently choose to cancel your order, the deposit payment will only be refunded in exceptional circumstances and at our discretion.
Availability & Changes
Our model kits are typically made up to order and our fully assembled models, display tracks, dioramas, signage and custom size display bases / cases are typically made to order, rather than held in stock ready for immediate dispatch. We aim to complete orders ready for collection / posting / delivery at the earliest opportunity.
If you order a particular product or service which has already sold out or will not otherwise be available for supply by us, we will advise you accordingly and your order will automatically cancel, although we will add you to the product waiting list.
There can be a delay in updating our website and promotional leaflets with regard to the continuing development, scope and availability of our products and services. We may amend the description or prices of or withdraw particular products and services without giving prior notice. In addition, our ability to supply products and services to you is dependent upon other persons and organisations supplying us with necessary components, services and materials.
If we have sent you an Order Confirmation & Invoice and we not able to complete your order for reasons which are beyond our control, we may cancel the relevant part of your order and promptly refund the amount you have paid for the products and services which we are not able to supply. That will be the extent of our liability for not being able to supply products and services which you have ordered from us.
Your Consumer Rights
If you are a non-business customer ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom, you have a number of statutory rights afforded to you by the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 when placing an order with a retailer at a distance (i.e. online, by telephone or by exchange of correspondence), including a minimum 14 days 'cooling off' period during which you may cancel your order, although exceptions do apply including for made-to-order products and for services we have already started to provide.
To view the full explanation by Which? of your consumer rights under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013, visit its website at https://www.which.co.uk/consumer-rights/regulation/consumer-contracts-regulations.
Where you have the right to cancel your order for our supply of a product after its collection / posting / delivery and you choose to do so, arranging its safe return to us and paying the return cost will be your responsibility.
Before returning any unwanted or faulty product to us, you should contact us by telephone or by email to advise us of your intended return and to avoid any delay in our processing of the return or a subsequent refund, repair or replacement.
All returns should be sent (or delivered in person with prior arrangement) to our address shown at the bottom of the page.
Ways to Pay Us
Online payment using PayPal or a debit / credit card is available for particular products and services only where indicated on our website.
The method(s) of payment available for orders placed by email / post / telephone will be set out in our Order Confirmation & Invoice document, normally direct bank transfer or a personal cheque drawn on a UK bank account.
Our payee name is E C More.
All payments are required in pounds sterling (GBP £). When paying by personal cheque, you should allow time for the cheque to clear through the banking system.
Collection, Posting or Delivery
We will confirm to you by email (or by telephone or by normal post if you do not have email) that your order is complete and ready for collection / posting / delivery and that an outstanding balance payment (if any) is due and payable prior to collection / posting / delivery.
For smaller, less fragile products, we normally package and post by tracked, signed for and insured Royal Mail / Parcelforce services. We will confirm to you when your order has been posted.
The delivery time after posting can vary, typically up to 5 working days for most UK delivery addresses, up to 7 working days for UK Highlands & Islands and Isle of Man delivery addresses, and up to 12 working days for European Union delivery addresses. If your order has not arrived within the timescale indicated, please contact us promptly by email or by telephone. In all cases, for us to consider a replacement (if available) or a refund for an undelivered item, you must notify us of the non-delivery within 20 calendar days after the date of posting.
For larger and more fragile products, we can arrange at cost a direct door-to-door delivery service to many (but not all) parts of England & Wales only. We do not send larger and more fragile products by commercial carrier, nor do we offer a protective packing service for their collection by commercial carrier.
You are invited with prior arrangement to collect your order in person from our address in Alton (Hampshire) or at exhibitions we might attend and thereby save on packaging and posting or delivery costs.
Your Personal Information
Links to Third Party Websites
Our website contains links to third party websites (including social media pages) that are independent of us and not controlled by us. These links are provided only for general interest and your convenience of access. We neither endorse nor approve any content, products or services available on any other website. We shall not be liable for any loss or damage (including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits) arising out of or in connection with your use of the links.
The contents of our website and our promotional leaflets , including all images, graphics and text, are subject to copyright. All rights are reserved.
You may download and save an image from our website if it is for your own, non-commercial, personal use. You may also share an image from our website to an online social media platform (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) provided you include sufficient identifiers to show where the image has originated from (e.g. 'Image courtesy www.ema-heritage.com').
You must seek our permission before using an image, graphic or other creative material from our website or from our promotional leaflets for any other purpose. A license fee may be required.