We currently accept online payments with a number of credit/debit cards. The current credit cards we accept include:
3. American Express
We currently accept payment in the following major currencies: British Pounds Sterling, Euro, US Dollars, PayPal.
The Le Tour de France Online Store reserves the right to withhold any order from despatch in order to process further security checks. This can delay an order for up to 36 hours. In the event that your offer to purchase goods is refused, any money paid by you will be refunded.
Many internet users are concerned about security on the web - below are answers to few questions we are commonly asked:
What is the Card Security Number? Also known as a CV2 number, this is a special 3 digit number that appears on the far right side of the signature strip on your card. This number is unique to each card, and gives you extra protection against fraud. Note: with American Express, the card security number is 4 digits long and is printed on the front of the card.
Do you check for fraudulent cards? - When we receive your Credit Card details, an on-line check of your Credit Card is conducted with their Acquiring bankers. This process ensures the number you entered actually corresponds to a real credit card number and is not a bogus card. The CyberSource system also checks various "Hot Card lists" to ensure that no fraudulent use is being made of any Credit Card. This on-line verification of your details is carried out over a secure line to the bank. Credit Card data is, at no time, sent over the Internet using the validation process. We also carry out random security checks on cards to ensure we help prevent fraud - please note that we do not intend any personal slight if your card is chosen for a random check.
Who are CyberSource? – The Le Tour de France Online Store has chosen CyberSource as a partner for its secure server software. They are a leading payment system provider to online businesses. For further information about CyberSource please visit their web site at https://CyberSource.com.
Is shopping with the Le Tour de France Online Store safe? - Communication between you, us and CyberSource is encrypted using the SSL mechanism built into your browser. This ensures that even if someone were able to monitor the traffic between you and the CyberSource server, they would not be able to read it. Encryption is used on all pages within the buying process, making shopping on the site at boutique.letour.fr as safe as possible
How do we protect the Buyers Data? - The CyberSource software sits behind a corporate firewall. Access to this machine is strictly controlled, preventing unauthorised access to your personal data. Once you have passed your Credit Card details to the Le Tour de France Online Store, they are stored on the CyberSource server in an encrypted format.
Is the transaction Real-Time? - All Credit Card transactions are completed in real-time. After you have confirmed your order, we make an immediate connection to NatWest Bank to verify the card and amount, so that authorisation is given before we complete the order. All orders with personalisation will be fully charged once you have confirmed your order and it has been accepted by us a binding contract will exist between us at the time of despatch of the goods from our warehouse.
Do I have any Legal Protection? - You are protected by the normal laws of England and Wales, in particular The Sale and Supply of Goods Act 1994 (c. 35) and the Consumer Protection Act 1987 (c.43) Consumer Rights Regulations 2013. Full details of your legal rights are available in the UK from your local Citizens’ Advice Bureau or your Local Authority’s Trading Standards Office.
For any customer purchasing adult clothing and souvenirs inside the European Union, VAT is included at the standard UK rate of 20%. Children's clothing is zero-rated for VAT purposes in the UK, therefore no tax is added in the price quoted by the Le Tour de France Online Store at boutique.letour.fr.
For any customers purchasing outside the European Union all purchasers are exempt of UK VAT. Products are shown inclusive of VAT, but this will be recalculated when you purchase your goods.
Any customs or import duties are levied once the package reaches its destination country. Additional charges for customs clearance must be borne by the recipient. We have no control over these charges and cannot predict what they may be. Customs policies vary widely from country to country and we advise you to contact your local customs office for further information.