Last updated: March 2018
Where we offer our products for sale online or by phone through the Van Cleef & Arpels Client Relations Center, you must read the applicable Conditions of Sale, which will govern the terms and conditions of any such purchases made in this way.
Information you provide to us and how we use it
We collect the information from you as detailed below:
• To access certain areas of our Platform, you will need to register with us. During the registration process you will be asked to submit personal information about yourself (including your name and address, date of birth, e-mail address and telephone number). By entering your details in the fields requested, you enable Van Cleef & Arpels to provide you with the services you select;
• When you purchase products online or by phone, we collect information such as your purchase details and relevant payment information. In addition, we will also collect personal information from you when you correspond with us (for example, if you contact us with a query about one of our products or services), when you provide your details when you visit a Van Cleef & Arpels boutique or contact the Van Cleef & Arpels concierge by telephone. Please note that phone calls will on occasion be recorded for security, training and development purposes;
• If you choose to interact with Van Cleef & Arpels via a social media platform or other third party service, we will collect the information you have provided to us through that platform;
• We also collect certain information automatically about visitors to our Platform, described in the section headed "Cookies and other information that we automatically collect", below; and
• We will collect information about your location to the extent that we provide any location services, described in the section headed “Location services” below.
We will use the information we collect from you to:
• Manage and fulfil purchase and repair orders, facilitate delivery, and to provide after-sales services;
• Manage our accounts and records;
• Deal with your enquiries and requests;
• Send service related communications, including announcements and administrative messages such as order confirmation;
• Identify products and services we think you might be interested in based on your information, such as your purchase history and your previous interactions with us;
• Send you marketing communications (including e-mails and social media audience matching) relating to us and other third party partners and that we think may be of interest to you where we have a legitimate basis to do so (please see the “Your choices” section below for further information about how you can control these updates);
• Conduct market research so that we can continuously improve the services we provide to our customers;
• Undertake credit checking, prevention of fraud and other prohibited or illegal activities as part of our efforts to keep our Platform and services secure; and
• Understand how our Platform is used so that we can continuously improve our Platform and services and other offerings.
Cookies and other information that we automatically collect
What is a cookie?
Cookies are text files, containing small amounts of information, which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website or mobile application. They are used to recognise your computer as you move between pages on a website, or when you return to a website or mobile application you have visited previously. Cookies are widely used in order to make platforms work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the platform.
There are two broad categories of cookies:
• First party cookies, served directly by Van Cleef & Arpels to your computer or mobile device. They are used only by Van Cleef & Arpels to recognise your computer or mobile device when it revisits our Platform.
• Third party cookies, which are served by a third party service provider on our Platform, and can be used by the service provider to recognise your computer or mobile device when it visits other platforms. Third party cookies are most commonly used for platform analytics or advertising purposes.
Cookies can remain on your computer or mobile device for different periods of time. Van Cleef & Arpels uses both 'session cookies' and ‘permanent cookies’. Session cookies exist only while your browser is open and are deleted automatically once you close your browser. Permanent cookies survive after your browser is closed, and can be used to recognise your computer or mobile device when you open your browser and browse the internet again.
What cookies does Van Cleef & Arpels use?
The Platform serves only the following types of cookies to your computer or mobile device:
Type of Cookie / Purpose
Cookies necessary for essential purposes
These cookies are essential to provide you with services available through this Platform and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas. Without these cookies, services you have asked for, like transactional pages and secure login accounts, would not be possible.
These cookies serve a variety of purposes related to the presentation, performance and functionality of this Platform. Their overall purpose, however, is to enhance visitors’ experience and enjoyment of this Platform.
For example, some of these cookies enable visitors to specify language, product or other platform preferences.
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our Platform.
The information gathered does not identify any individual visitor and is aggregated. It includes the number of visitors to our Platform, the platforms that referred them to our Platform and the pages that they visited on our Platform.
We use this information to help run our Platform more efficiently, to gather broad demographic information and to monitor the level of activity on our Platform.
When you visit our Platform or click on advertisements or promotional areas on the Platform these cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help to evaluate the effectiveness of advertising and promotion.
They are usually placed by advertising networks with our permission. They remember that you have visited a platform and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers.
These cookies enable users to share pages and content through third party social media and other platforms. The companies that serve these cookies may also use your information to serve targeted advertising on other platforms.
Further detailed information about the specific cookies used on this Platform and the third parties who serve them can be found in our cookie consent tool. You can use this cookie consent tool to control your cookie preferences.
How to control or delete cookies
You can set your cookie preferences by using our cookie consent tool changing your browser settings so that cookies from this Platform cannot be placed on your computer or mobile device. In order to do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the “Help”, “Tools” or “Edit” facility).
We will collect information about your computer or mobile device, including where available your IP address, operating system, log-in times and browser type. We use this information to better understand how visitors use our Platform and for internal reporting purposes. We will anonymise and share this information with advertisers, sponsors or other businesses.
The Platforms use third parties such as network advertisers and ad exchanges to serve you ads on third party platforms after you leave our Platforms, and we use third party analytics and other service providers to evaluate and provide us and/or third parties with information about the use of the Platforms and viewing of ads and of our content. Network advertisers are third parties that display advertisements, which are based on your visits to the Platforms and other apps and sites you have visited. Third party ad serving enables us to target advertisements to you for products and services that you might be interested in.
You have choices in respect of the delivery of ads. You can opt-out of receiving certain types of behavioural ads by visiting the third party websites described in the section headed “How to control or delete cookies” above. We are not responsible for effectiveness of or compliance with any third parties’ opt-out options.
Some of the services that we provide are able to use information about your location. For these services, which are typically available on mobile devices or applications, you are provided with the opportunity to provide your consent to the use of location services, which, for example, process information deriving from GPS, sensors, beacons or Wi-Fi access points in order to allow you to benefit from a more personalised service. Your device will have settings that allow you to turn off these services should you no longer wish to benefit from them.
Sharing your information
We do not share personal information about you with other people or non-affiliated companies except under the following circumstances:
• we will disclose your personal information to third party providers for the purposes of providing online and other payment services, handling credit checks and fraud prevention, and any other services required in order for us to use your information for the purposes specified in the section entitled “Information you provide us and how we use it”;
• we will disclose your personal information to any law enforcement agency, court, regulator, government authority or other third party where we believe this is necessary to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation, or otherwise to protect our rights or the rights of any third party; and
Protecting your information
We want you to feel confident about using our Platform, and we are committed to protecting the personal information we collect. We limit access to personal information about you to employees who reasonably need access to it, to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs. We have appropriate technical and organisational physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect the personal information that you provide to us against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, damage or destruction. However, where we ask you to choose a password in order to access certain parts of our Platform, you are responsible for selecting a secure password and keeping that password confidential. You should choose a password which you do not use on any other site, and you should not share it with anyone else.
You have the right to ask for access to any personal information that we hold about you in our records, to correct any inaccuracies and to update any out-of-date information. In some circumstances, you have the right to request the erasure of your personal information or a restriction of its use.
You have the right to object to us processing your personal information in some cases. In particular, you can ask us to stop sending you direct marketing communications at any time (however please note that we may continue to send you service-related (i.e. non-marketing) communications, such as e-mail updates on your order status). If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please write to us at the address listed below.
You may unsubscribe from e-mail marketing communications at any time by e-mailing the address below in the section headed “Contact us” or clicking on the ‘unsubscribe’ link in any Van Cleef & Arpels marketing e-mails.
50, chemin de la Chênaie, CP30 1293 Bellevue, Geneva, Switzerland
Terms & Conditions
WEBSITE TERMS & CONDITIONS
Last updated: September 2016
Van Cleef & Arpels, a branch of Richemont International SA has its registered offices at 8 Route des Biches, CH-1752 Villars-sur-Glâne, Switzerland. The Platforms are owned and edited by Van Cleef & Arpels.
About our hosting services
Hosting Services for our website is provided by Richemont International SA in Switzerland.
Mobile applications may be hosted by us or by other companies and you should refer to the relevant conditions of such other company.
Use of materials on the Platforms
Van Cleef & Arpels has created its various Platforms to provide information about its company and products for your personal use. Whilst considerable effort has been made to ensure that the visual representations of Van Cleef & Arpels products displayed on the platforms are representative of the colour, design and style etc. of the original products, slight variations, distortions and/or differences may be apparent when compared to the original product. This may, for example, be due to technical issues such as your browser or computer settings. Accordingly, Van Cleef & Arpels cannot be held liable for any apparent differences in the product images represented on the Platforms and the original products. We strongly advise you visit one of our boutiques or authorised retailers prior to making a purchase online or by phone.
You may download one computer copy or print one copy of the material made available to you via the Platforms, or download the application on to your mobile device, for your own non-commercial, educational, private or domestic use only, provided that proprietary notices, in particular intellectual property notices such as copyright©, trademark™, are preserved intact and are not modified, deleted or changed. Unless otherwise stated, you should assume that everything that you see or read on the Platforms (such as images, photographs, including any person represented in the photographs, illustrations, icons, texts, video clips, music, written and other materials) ("Van Cleef & Arpels Material") are protected by legislation such as copyright, designs and trademark legislation and under international treaty provisions and national laws worldwide.
Your submissions and unsolicited communications
Any unsolicited communication or material that you transmit to Van Cleef & Arpels via the Platforms or through social media, by electronic mail or otherwise, including, but not limited to, any data, questions or answers, comments, suggestions, or the like will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary by Van Cleef & Arpels. By sending communications to Van Cleef & Arpels, you automatically grant Van Cleef & Arpels a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive licence to use, reproduce, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display such communication(s) alone, or as a part of other works in any form, media, or technology whether now known of hereafter developed and to sublicense such rights to anyone. Anything that you transmit may be used by Van Cleef & Arpels and its affiliated companies for any purpose, including but not limited to reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast and posting, or developing, manufacturing and marketing products using such information.
Furthermore, Van Cleef & Arpels enjoys a worldwide reputation for both the design and manufacture of high quality creations including jewelry, high jewelry and watches. To this end, it possesses its own sources of creativity, in particular highly skilled teams of designers who conceive and perfect Van Cleef & Arpels’s creations. As a result, Van Cleef & Arpels cannot agree to or accept to be the receiver of unsolicited proposals of collaboration. Indeed, it is conceivable that Van Cleef & Arpels may already be working on similar ideas and/or creations. Consequently, you are advised that Van Cleef & Arpels is not interested in receiving ideas or other proposals relating to creations you may wish to submit.
Limitation of liability
This section applies to the Platforms and not to the products that may be sold online or by phone by one of our local or regional markets.
Van Cleef & Arpels tries to ensure that the information provided is accurate and complete. However, Van Cleef & Arpels does not warrant or represent that Van Cleef & Arpels’s Material is accurate, error-free or reliable or that use of Van Cleef & Arpels Material will not infringe rights of third parties.
Van Cleef & Arpels does not warrant that the functional and/or technical aspects of the Platforms or the Van Cleef & Arpels Material will be error free or that the Platforms, Van Cleef & Arpels Material or the servers that make them available are free of viruses or other harmful components. If use of the Platforms or Van Cleef & Arpels Material results in the need for servicing or replacing property, material, equipment, data or other element, Van Cleef & Arpels is not responsible for those costs. Without limiting the foregoing, everything on the Platforms is provided to you "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" AND, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, REASONABLE CARE AND SKILL, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. Van Cleef & Arpels and its suppliers make no warranties about the Van Cleef & Arpels Material, software, text, downloads, graphics, and links, or about results to be obtained from using the Platforms.
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, Van Cleef & Arpels shall not be liable for any indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the use of information available from the Platforms or any liability relating to any loss of use, interruption of business, lost profits or lost data, regardless of the form of action, whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise, even if Van Cleef & Arpels has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
Please note that in some jurisdictions consumer protection laws may not allow certain exclusions or limitation of warranties or liabilities, and consequently some of the above exclusions and limitations may not apply.
In general, all trademarks, logos and service marks (collectively the "Trademarks") that appear on the Platforms are registered, unregistered or otherwise protected Van Cleef & Arpels trademarks or are licensed for use by Van Cleef & Arpels by third parties. Other trademarks are proprietary marks and are registered to their respective owners. Nothing contained on the Platforms should be construed as granting, by implication or otherwise, any licence or right to use any trademark without Van Cleef & Arpels’s prior written permission or that of such third party who owns the trademark. Misuse of any trademark displayed on the Platforms, or any other content on the Platforms, except as provided herein, is strictly prohibited.
All content (including Van Cleef & Arpels Materials) on the Platforms are either Copyright © Van Cleef & Arpels or are licensed for use by Van Cleef & Arpels. All rights are reserved. Please refer to the section above on Use of Materials on the Platforms.
Links & linking
The Platforms may contain links to other platforms operated by third parties not affiliated to Van Cleef & Arpels. The inclusion of any link to such third party sites does not imply endorsement by Van Cleef & Arpels of those sites. Van Cleef & Arpels has not reviewed all of the content contained in the linked sites and is not responsible for the content or accuracy of any off-site pages or any other sites linked to any of the Platforms. If you choose to click through any link to off-site pages or third party sites then this is at your own risk.
Van Cleef & Arpels does not authorise linking to any of its Platforms from a third party platform without its express prior written authorisation.
Termination and suspension
Unless otherwise specified, the information and materials presented on the Platforms are presented solely for the purpose of promoting Van Cleef & Arpels’ products and services and in certain cases to present products for sale via a variety of means. Van Cleef & Arpels makes no representation that Van Cleef & Arpels Material is appropriate or available for use in every country of the world. You are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws, keeping in mind that access to Van Cleef & Arpels Material may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. Our products are available in many parts of the world. However, the Platforms may identify products that are not available worldwide.
Applicable law and jurisdiction
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Distance Sales from retail boutiques Conditions of Sale
VAN CLEEF & ARPELS HONG KONG DISTANCE SALES FROM RETAIL BOUTIQUES
CONDITIONS OF SALE
The following terms and conditions and any other related rules that are adopted by Van Cleef & Arpels and made available as provided herein (collectively, the “Conditions of Sale”) shall apply to all sales of products that you (the “Customer” or “you”) may order from Richemont Asia Pacific Limited, 6/F Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong (“Van Cleef & Arpels”, or referred to herein as “us”, “our” or “we”) by e-mail or phone at a distance or at an event outside of the Van Cleef & Arpels boutique via the relevant retail boutique of Van Cleef & Arpels (together the “Van Cleef & Arpels Boutique”).
These Conditions of Sale are applicable to any order placed through the Van Cleef & Arpels Boutique. If you refuse to accept these Conditions of Sale, you will not be able to order any Van Cleef & Arpels products from the Van Cleef & Arpels Boutique. Sales concluded in person through physical points of sale (such as our retail boutiques) or third parties (such as authorized retailers) are not subject to these Conditions of Sale.
2. PURCHASING ELIGIBILITY
Only individuals (and not legal entities) who (a) have reached the age of eighteen (18), (b) have legal capacity to enter into contracts and (c) have a shipping address in the country or countries listed in Clause 12 may order products through the Van Cleef & Arpels Boutique. If you are under the age of eighteen (18) or otherwise cannot lawfully enter into a contract, you must have your parent or guardian place an order on your behalf and thereby assent to these Conditions of Sale.
By placing an order through the Van Cleef & Arpels Boutique, you represent and warrant that you are a bona fide end-user customer and will not deliver, sell or otherwise distribute Van Cleef & Arpels products or purchase Van Cleef & Arpels products for commercial purposes or any other commercial benefit.
3. PRODUCT AVAILABILITY; QUANTITY
Quantity limits may apply in relation to certain products. Van Cleef & Arpels further reserves the right to refuse at any moment in time, without prior notice, orders exceeding a certain number of authorized products.
In order to place an order, the Van Cleef & Arpels Sales Associate will discuss the process with you over the telephone or by e-mail.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary provided for herein, Van Cleef & Arpels reserves the right to refuse, cancel and terminate orders at any moment in time. For example, Van Cleef & Arpels may refuse, terminate or cancel your order if there is an ongoing dispute concerning payment of a prior order or if Van Cleef & Arpels suspects, in its sole discretion, that you have engaged in fraudulent or grey market activities or have otherwise violated these Conditions of Sale or the policies incorporated herein by reference.
5. PRICES, TAX AND SHIPPING COSTS
All prices quoted by the Van Cleef & Arpels Boutique are in Hong Kong Dollars.
Van Cleef & Arpels reserves the right to modify prices and delivery costs at any time without prior notice. The price of a product and delivery costs quoted by the Van Cleef & Arpels Boutique, at the time Van Cleef & Arpels provides you with a Confirmation of Order, will be honored by Van Cleef & Arpels.
Actual shipping costs and applicable taxes, if any, will be reflected on your payment page before you are asked to confirm and place your order and will also be reflected in the Confirmation of Order. Sales and use taxes will vary based on the location to which products are being shipped. Delivery costs and estimated sales and use taxes are not stated on the product pages but will be added to the product price, if applicable, after you have chosen your delivery location and options.
Please note that changes to applicable law between the date your order is placed and the date you are sent a Confirmation of Order may result in changes to the sales tax associated with your purchase. If the resulting change is an increase in the sales tax you are charged, we will contact you and ask that you reconfirm your purchase.
We accept the methods of payment offered through the Van Cleef & Arpels Boutique.
Where we offer you the ability to prepay for your products, either as a full prepayment or a partial prepayment, the prepayment will be taken immediately following the placement of your order. Where we offer partial prepayment as an advance payment method then, due to the nature of the products, the partial prepayment will represent a minimum of [30%] of the retail cost of the product. We will reserve your product for a maximum of [three (3) months] from the date of payment, or for any such longer period that may be communicated to you for special cases (including but not limited to personalized, bespoke, unique or limited edition products etc.), after which we reserve the right to sell the reserved product. Prepayments (in whole or in part) are non-refundable. However, prepayments shall not impact any of your legal rights under these Conditions of Sale. If we cannot meet our shipping and/or delivery obligations set out below, we will notify you via e-mail and we will refund the prepayment without undue delay.
When paying by payment link, you will need to enter your payment details on the appropriate form. In the case of an order placed by telephone, you will need to communicate to the Van Cleef & Arpels Boutique your credit/debit card number and your three or four digit security code that is printed on the back or the front of your card (CVV2/CVC2/CID).
All credit/debit card holders are subject to validation checks and authorization by the card issuer. If the issuer of your payment card refuses to authorize payment to Van Cleef & Arpels, you will need to contact your card issuer directly to solve this problem.
In order to process your order, we may perform security checks on your credit card. The full amount of your purchase will be blocked on your credit card until your order is shipped to the shipping address you have provided to Van Cleef & Arpels, at which point in time you will be sent a Confirmation of Order and your credit card will be charged the applicable purchase price. By submitting an offer to purchase Van Cleef & Arpels products through the Van Cleef & Arpels Boutique, you expressly authorize Van Cleef & Arpels to perform security checks, where Van Cleef & Arpels deems necessary, to transmit or to obtain information (including any updated information) about you to or from third parties from time to time, including but not limited to your credit-card number, to authenticate your identity, to validate your credit card, to obtain an initial credit card authorization and to authorize individual purchase transactions.
7. REVIEW AND CONFIRMATION
In the case of an order being placed through the Van Cleef & Arpels Boutique, the Van Cleef & Arpels Sales Associate will verbally ask you to confirm the details of your order.
8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF ORDER
Once you have made your choice and your order has been placed, you will receive an e-mail acknowledging the details of your order and your payment (“Acknowledgement of Order”). This Acknowledgment of Order is not an acceptance of your order. Following the transmission of the Acknowledgment of Order, Van Cleef & Arpels will conduct its usual credit, anti-fraud, security and related legal checks and, if acceptable, will then process your order.
These Conditions of Sale will be provided to you with the Acknowledgment of Order. Please carefully review these Conditions of Sale upon receipt.
9. CONFIRMATION OF ORDER
Upon shipment of your order, following completion by Van Cleef & Arpels of its anti-fraud, security and related legal checks, Van Cleef & Arpels will send you in writing (by email or otherwise) a written confirmation (“Confirmation of Order”). The written Confirmation of Order constitutes the acceptance of your order by Van Cleef & Arpels and indicates the existence of a binding sales contract.
10. PROOF OF AGREEMENT
The Acknowledgment of Order and Confirmation of Order that are sent to you are deemed to be received when you are able to access them.
The Acknowledgment of Order, Confirmation of Order and any automatic recording systems used by the Van Cleef & Arpels Boutique will be proof of a binding agreement between you and Van Cleef & Arpels.
11. COMPLIMENTARY SERVICES
Engraving or embossing may be available on a selection of products. Belt adjustment, may be available on a selection of leather belts. If you wish to have your product engraved, embossed or adjusted, please provide the details to the Van Cleef & Arpels Boutique.
Van Cleef & Arpels reserves the right to withhold or refuse acceptance of any order for personalized products, or with a message card, that contains language that is objectionable, unlawful or contrary to Van Cleef & Arpels policies.
[Personalized products cannot be returned to Van Cleef & Arpels for refund or exchange.]
12. SHIPPING POLICY
We only accept orders for delivery to addresses in Hong Kong S.A.R. Please note that Van Cleef & Arpels does not ship to military or certain restricted areas, PO boxes, or hotels.
Boutique pick-up may be offered, free of charge, to certain locations. Please refer to the Van Cleef & Arpels Boutique for more information. Van Cleef & Arpels will inform you by email or by telephone when the product is ready for pick-up at the boutique.
If you order several products, Van Cleef & Arpels will ship the order only once all products are available (no partial shipments).
We will use commercially reasonable endeavours to deliver the products, or to ensure the delivery by our third party shipping provider, on the estimated delivery date mentioned in your order.
When estimating package delivery time, please allow time for credit approval, address verification and order processing. Please note that it is always subject to receiving your full payment.
We will require a handwritten or electronic signature by you, or an adult acting on your behalf, to confirm the delivery of each Van Cleef & Arpels product, at which point responsibility for your purchased goods passes to you.
When ordering products through the Van Cleef & Arpels Boutique, you will receive, as the buyer, an invoice that will be sent to you in writing (to your email address as a .pdf attachment or otherwise). You may also at any time later request an invoice by calling the Van Cleef & Arpels Boutique. Van Cleef & Arpels may request that you provide proper identification as a condition to comply with such request.
[In order to ensure your satisfaction, you may return Van Cleef & Arpels products in accordance with the return and exchange policy set forth below. Returns of Van Cleef & Arpels products that are not in compliance with the conditions and timeframes set forth below may be rejected by Van Cleef & Arpels and will be sent back to you.]
15. RETURN POLICY
15.1. Return Period
Van Cleef & Arpels allows you to return Van Cleef & Arpels products purchased through the Van Cleef & Arpels Boutique within [thirty (30) days] from the day you received your product, subject to the further terms and conditions set forth below.
15.2. Return Process
To return a product to a Van Cleef & Arpels retail boutique, please call the Van Cleef & Arpels Boutique for details of their returns process (first to confirm the appointment with your selected Van Cleef & Arpels retail boutique). You may be asked to provide photos of the products for us to make a first assessment of the condition of these products.
15.3. Condition of Returned Products
Van Cleef & Arpels will verify that the returned product satisfies the conditions of the return policy and, if so, then proceed with the applicable refund or exchange.
Van Cleef & Arpels products must be returned in a new and unused state, in perfect condition, with all protective materials in place and tags and stickers attached to them (if applicable), as well as with the original Van Cleef & Arpels box and delivery package, including all accessories and documents.
Van Cleef & Arpels will not accept any return if the product shows signs of wear, or has been used or altered from its original condition in any way. Perfume bottles that have been used or opened cannot be returned.
Personalized products cannot be returned to Van Cleef & Arpels for refund or exchange. This includes, without limitation, products that have been engraved or embossed, and belts or leather straps that have been adjusted.
Writing instruments that have been filled with ink, as well as bottles and refills that have been opened, cannot be returned to Van Cleef & Arpels.
If you have received free items as part of your order, they must be returned with the products.
Watch bracelets that have been adjusted at your request must be returned with the exact same number of links as in the original delivery package.
All returns will be subject to strict Quality Control (QC) by Van Cleef & Arpels to ensure that the returned products satisfy these requirements. If the products do not meet QC standards, Van Cleef & Arpels will refuse the return, and the products will be sent back to you. If the returned product satisfies Quality Control (QC), Van Cleef & Arpels will proceed with the applicable refund or exchange.
Failure to comply with the return process above or the return conditions will entitle Van Cleef & Arpels to refuse the returned product and send it back to you, at your own cost.
You may return a product purchased through the Van Cleef & Arpels Boutique for refund, provided that the return complies with these Conditions of Sale.
Only the buyer will be entitled to receive a refund of the purchase price. In no event will a person who has received the Van Cleef & Arpels Product as a gift (i.e. a “Gift Recipient”) be entitled to receive a refund.
If the return complies with these Conditions of Sale, Van Cleef & Arpels will use commercially reasonable endeavours to refund the purchase price to the buyer using the same means of payment as used by the buyer for the initial transaction within fourteen (14) days after receipt of the returned item by the Van Cleef & Arpels Boutique.
You may return a product purchased through the Van Cleef & Arpels Boutique for exchange with another Van Cleef & Arpels product, provided that the return complies with these Conditions of Sale.
In any event, the sale of the returned product will be cancelled and a new order for the product ordered must be placed.
Should a product be returned for exchange with a less expensive product, only the original buyer of the returned product will be entitled to receive a refund of the price difference.
If a product is returned for exchange with a more expensive product, you will have to pay the price difference.
16. MANUFACTURER’S GUARANTEE
Van Cleef & Arpels is extremely cautious in ensuring that each product strictly complies with our quality criteria and that it has passed all our controls, both technical and aesthetic.
Selected products are covered by the Van Cleef & Arpels International Guarantee. If you wish to repair a product covered by the Van Cleef & Arpels International Guarantee, please refer to the Van Cleef & Arpels International Guarantee, and call our Van Cleef & Arpels Boutique for more information.
If you receive a product that is covered by the Van Cleef & Arpels International Guarantee and seems to have defects originally caused by Van Cleef & Arpels (originally defective), please return it to Van Cleef & Arpels [in accordance with the return process above].
17. LEGAL GUARANTEE
In your capacity as consumer, you may have legal rights under Hong Kong law governing the sale of consumer goods; those legal rights are not affected by these Conditions of Sale.
For any repair inquiries relating to a product ordered online, please contact our Van Cleef & Arpels Boutique.
19. ACCURACY OF PRICING, PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS
While Van Cleef & Arpels endeavours to verify the accuracy of any information it provides, in advertisements or catalogues or as provided by the Van Cleef & Arpels Boutique, it makes no guarantees, whether express or implied, in relation to the accuracy, reliability and completeness of such information. Van Cleef & Arpels does not confirm the price of a Van Cleef & Arpels product until an Order Confirmation has been issued by Van Cleef & Arpels, indicating the existence of a binding sales contract.
20. FINAL PROVISIONS
Information and complaints. In case of any inquiry or complaint please contact our Van Cleef & Arpels Boutique on the telephone number and email address provided.
Severability. In the event that any provision of the Conditions of Sale shall be determined to be partially void or unenforceable by any court having jurisdiction and for any reason whatsoever, it shall be void or unenforceable to that extent only and no further and the validity and enforceability of any of the other provisions of the Conditions of Sale shall not be affected.
21. GOVERNING LAW
These Conditions of Sale shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Hong Kong S.A.R.
The courts of Hong Kong S.A.R shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes arising out of or in connection with these Conditions of Sale.
Without any restriction to bring proceedings before a court, you and Van Cleef & Arpels will first make reasonable efforts for a period of thirty (30) days to resolve amicably any dispute or failure to agree that may arise out of or relate to the product, the Conditions of Sale or any breach thereof.