CONDITIONS OF SALE
VAN CLEEF & ARPELS U.S. E-BOUTIQUE AND CLIENT RELATIONS CENTER
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 Van Cleef & Arpels products that you (the “Customer” or “you”) may order from Van Cleef & Arpels North America, A Division of Richemont North America, a corporation organized and existing under the laws of Delaware and having its corporate headquarters at 645 Fifth Avenue, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10022, U.S.A (“Van Cleef & Arpels” or referred to herein as “us”, “our” or “we”) either (a) by phone at 1-877-VAN-CLEEF (1-877-826-2533) via the Client Relations Center of Van Cleef & Arpels (the “Client Relations Center”) or (b) on the Internet via Van Cleef & Arpels’s Website, identified by the domain name "www.VanCleefArpels.com" (the "Website").
These Conditions of Sale apply only to sales made through the Client Relations Center or the Website. Sales conducted through Van Cleef & Arpels retail boutiques are not subject to these Conditions of Sale.
The Conditions of Sale applicable to any order placed through the Client Relations Center or the Website are those in force at the time that an order has been placed on your behalf by a Van Cleef & Arpels Ambassador (in the case of an order placed through the Client Relations Center) or at the time you place your order (in the case of an order placed through the Website). In the case of an order placed through the Website, when you check the “I Accept” box at the order confirmation section of the Website before placing your order with Van Cleef & Arpels, you indicate your acceptance of these Conditions of Sale. If you refuse to accept these Conditions of Sale, you will not be able to order any Van Cleef & Arpels products from the Website or the Client Relations Center.
Van Cleef & Arpels may modify the Conditions of Sale from time to time, at its sole discretion. If you are placing an order through the Website, then by checking the “I Accept” box and placing your order, you will be indicating your agreement to be bound by the Conditions of Sale as so modified through such time.
2. PURCHASING ELIGIBILITY
Only individuals (and not legal entities) who (a) have reached the age of majority (eighteen in most states), (b) have legal capacity to enter into contracts and (c) are citizens of or residents living in the continental United States of America, Alaska, Hawaii or the District of Columbia may order products through the Client Relations Center or on the Website. If you are under the age of majority 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. Any orders placed in contravention to this provision shall be null and void.
By placing an order through the Client Relations Center or on the Website, 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. If Van Cleef & Arpels believes, in its sole discretion, that an order would violate the terms of the preceding sentence or that Customer is engaging in fraudulent or grey market activities, then Van Cleef & Arpels may refuse such order.
3. PRODUCT AVAILABILITY; QUANTITY
All orders placed through the Client Relations Center or on the Website are subject to availability and acceptance by Van Cleef & Arpels.
Van Cleef & Arpels reserves the right to change the assortment of items proposed on the Website or through the Client Relations Center and may limit from time to time the quantity of Van Cleef & Arpels products that may be ordered by a Customer in a single buying session. Currently, orders may not exceed five (5) products in any buying session on the Website. Please contact the Client Relations Center should you wish to purchase more than five (5) products per buying session.
The Client Relations Center and the product pages of the Website can provide you with information regarding products that are currently available for sale through those channels. Please note that only those creations displaying a “details and purchase” button are available for sale through the Website. Van Cleef & Arpels reserves the right to change from time to time the assortment of items offered on its product pages. You may also call the Client Relations Center at 1-877-VAN-CLEEF (1-877-826-2533) and a Van Cleef & Arpels ambassador will provide you with further information as to product availability and assist you with your purchase.
4. ACCOUNT Registration; personal information
In order to place an order through the Client Relations Center or on the Website, you or the Van Cleef & Arpels ambassador (on your behalf) will be required to register and create your online account. In order to register, you will be required to provide valid and up-to-date personal information, such as your legal name, phone number and e-mail address, and to confirm that you have reached the age of majority.
Upon completion of your account registration on the Website or by the Van Cleef & Arpels ambassador, you will receive by email a one-time password, which will allow you to log in to your account on the Website and create a permanent account login and password. You will also receive a second email summarizing the personal information you provided in registering for your online account. You are responsible for ensuring that your password and account login are kept secret, safe and secure at all times. Van Cleef & Arpels will not be held responsible or liable for any misuse of your account resulting from a third party’s access to and use of your password and account login.
If you are ordering on the Website, orders will be processed as follows: Once you have chosen a product, click on the “Add to Shopping Bag” button to place this product in your shopping bag. You may then decide to continue shopping for other products and add them to your shopping bag (subject to availability and quantity limits) or proceed to “Checkout” by clicking on this button. You may also remove one or several products you have selected by clicking on "Delete" next to the chosen product in the Shopping Bag. When you have completely reviewed your order, check the box next to “I accept” to indicate your agreement to be bound by these Conditions of Sale, and then click on the "Confirm and place order" button on the Website to place your order.
When ordering by telephone through the Client Relations Center at 1-877-VAN-CLEEF (1-877-826-2533) a Van Cleef & Arpels ambassador will follow the order process on your behalf.
When placing an order through the Client Relations Center or on the Website, you will be required to provide other personal information as applicable, such as shipping address, billing address and payment details. You warrant that all personal information given to Van Cleef & Arpels is true and correct to the best of your knowledge. Van Cleef & Arpels or its third party providers may collect additional information at this time for security and anti-fraud purposes.
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.
6. PRICES, TAX AND SHIPPING COSTS
All prices shown on the product pages of the Website or quoted by the Client Relations Center are in U.S. 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 displayed on the Website or quoted by the Client Relations Center, 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 will be reflected on your order page before you are asked to confirm and place your order (in the case of a Website order), or will be quoted by the Client Relations Center (in the case of a telephone order), and will also appear on your Confirmation of Order and invoice (if you choose to receive an invoice). Delivery costs, if any, are described in the shipping policy set forth below. Sales and use taxes will vary based on the location to which products are being shipped. Delivery costs and sales and use taxes are not stated on the product pages but will be added to the product price after you have chosen your delivery options.
The actual sales tax associated with your purchase will be calculated at the time when your order is to be shipped, at which point you will receive aConfirmation of Order. 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.
7. REVIEW AND CONFIRMATION
You should carefully check all details before placing your order through the Client Relations Center or on the Website, including without limitation the particulars of each sale, which will be provided by the Van Cleef & Arpels ambassador (in the case of an order being placed through the Client Relations Center) or the Website (in the case of an order being placed through the Website).
8. PAYMENT BY CREDIT CARD
Van Cleef & Arpels accepts the following credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, JCB, American Express, Diner’s Club and Discover. Cards issued by banks domiciled outside the United States of America will not be accepted.
When ordering on the Website, you will need to enter your payment details on the appropriate form. If you order by telephone, you will need to communicate to the Client Relations Center your credit 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). Your telephone conversation may be recorded for security and quality control purposes. Any telephone conversation recorded by our Client Relations Center that contains your credit card information will be fully encrypted and only used to process card transactions.
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, and Van Cleef & Arpels will not be liable for any delay or non-delivery.
In order to process your order, we may perform a pre-authorization of your credit card. The 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 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 on the Website or through the Client Relations Center, you expressly authorize Van Cleef & Arpels to perform such credit card pre-authorization and, 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.
In order to secure your transaction and prevent fraud, Van Cleef & Arpels will perform a credit card and anti-fraud check. By placing your order, you will be deemed to have authorized Van Cleef & Arpels to perform such checks and, where Van Cleef & Arpels deems necessary, from time to time to transmit or obtain information that you have provided to Van Cleef & Arpels about you in order to authenticate your identity, to validate your credit card, to obtain an initial credit card authorization and to authorize a particular purchase transaction.
9. ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF ORDER
Once you have placed your order through the Client Relations Center or on the Website, you will receive an Acknowledgment of Order by fax or email acknowledging the details of your order.
This acknowledgement of your order is not an acceptance of your order.
Following the transmission of the Acknowledgment of Order, Van Cleef & Arpels will conduct its usual security and anti-fraud checks before processing your order.
When ordering by telephone through the Client Relations Center, you will also receive by fax or email these Conditions of Sale along with the Acknowledgment of Order. Please carefully review these Conditions of Sale upon receipt.
10. CONFIRMATION OF ORDER
Upon shipment of your order, following completion by Van Cleef & Arpels of its antifraud and security checks, Van Cleef & Arpels will send you by email or by fax a written Confirmation of Order. The Confirmation of Order constitutes the acceptance of your order by Van Cleef & Arpels and indicates the existence of a binding sales contract.
11. COMPLIMENTARY services
The following complimentary services will be proposed, free of charge, on the Website or by the Client Relations Center:
11.1. Gift Wrap, Van Cleef & Arpels Signature Box
All packages are delivered gift wrapped, with the Van Cleef & Arpels Signature Box.
Engraving is available on specific items such as rings and watches.
If you wish to have your Van Cleef & Arpels product engraved, please provide the details on the Website or to the Van Cleef & Arpels ambassador.
Engraved Van Cleef & Arpels products cannot be returned to Van Cleef & Arpels for exchange or refund.
11.3. Gift Note
You may personalize your order by adding a gift note printed by Van Cleef & Arpels containing your message. If you have ordered several products, additional blank notes will be provided in the package that contains your order.
12. SHIPPING POLICY
We only accept orders for delivery to addresses in the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii and the District of Columbia. Please note that Van Cleef & Arpels does not ship to PO boxes, APO/FPO addresses or hotels.
Delivery costs will be assessed by Van Cleef & Arpels and will be added to the price of the Van Cleef & Arpels products themselves. The cost of delivery shall be calculated according to the purchase value of your order as indicated in these Conditions of Sale.
When estimating package delivery time, please allow time for credit approval, address verification and order processing. Once the order is processed and ready for shipment, we will send you the Confirmation of Order by email or by fax.
We will use reasonable efforts to ensure the following estimated delivery lead times from the date of your order:
Delivery Type : STANDARD
Provider : FedEx
An estimated 5-7* days are required for delivery.
Shipping cost is complimentary
Delivery Type : EXPRESS
Provider : FedEx
An estimated 2 Business Days* are required for delivery.
Shipping cost is complimentary
Delivery Type : Overnight
Please contact Van Cleef & Arpels Client Relations Center at 1-877-VAN-CLEEF (1-877-826-2533)
* Shipping time is subject to stock availability. Special orders and orders shipping to Alaska and Hawaii are not eligible for Express Delivery. Standard Business Days are Monday through Friday. Saturday Delivery may be available in specific zip codes for an additional charge. For more information regarding Saturday Delivery, please contact Van Cleef & Arpels Client Relations Center at 1-877-VAN-CLEEF (1-877-826-2533).
Please note that in exceptional cases, express delivery will be delayed if you have requested standard adjustment or engraving. In such cases, the Client Relations Center will contact you within 24 to 48 hours to propose other arrangements and refund charges associated with your express delivery.
Each delivery package will contain, in addition to your purchased Van Cleef & Arpels product: (I) all related accessories, if any, (II) a thank you card; (III) the document holder including the Product Manual, as applicable, and the Certificate of Authenticity and Warranty Card; (IV) these Conditions of Sale; (V) a printed gift note containing your message, if so requested by you when you place your order, and one additional blank note per additional product; (VI) the return form and pre-paid return label and (VII) the packing slip without price.
When ordering products on the Website or through the Client Relations Center, you, as the Customer, will have the option to choose whether you wish to receive an invoice to your email address or billing address by regular mail. If you decide at this moment, or any time later, that would like to receive an invoice; you may do so by calling the Client Relations Center at 1-877-VAN-CLEEF (1-877-826-2533). Please note that Van Cleef & Arpels may request that you provide proper identification as a condition to complying with such request.
Van Cleef & Arpels insures each purchase during the time it is in transit until it is delivered to you. We recommend a signature by an adult (“adult” being defined as persons of 18 (eighteen) years of age or older) to confirm your acceptance of each Van Cleef & Arpels product delivered, at which point responsibility for your purchased goods passes to you. If you have specified a recipient who is not you for delivery purposes (for example as a gift) then you understand and accept that evidence of a signature by such recipient (or at that delivery address) is evidence of delivery and fulfillment of the sale contract by Van Cleef & Arpels and transfer of responsibility to the recipient in the same way as if the product had been delivered to you.
13. RETURN policy
In order to ensure your total satisfaction, a Customer or a recipient of a gift of Van Cleef & Arpels products (a “Gift Recipient”) may return Van Cleef & Arpels products in accordance with the return and exchange policy set forth below. Returns of Van Cleef & Arpels products which 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.
13.1. Return Period
Van Cleef & Arpels allows the Customer or the Gift Recipient to return Van Cleef & Arpels Products purchased on the Website or through the Customer Contact Center within thirty (30) days of receipt of the product.
13.2. Return Process
Products that have been purchased on the Website or through the Client Relations Center may be returned to the Van Cleef & Arpels e-Boutique distribution center, at the following address: RNA Logistics, Attention: E-Commerce Returns, 2710 Regency Drive, Suite 500, Grand Prairie, TX 75050;
Products that have not been purchased on the Website or through the Client Relations Center may NOT be returned to the Van Cleef & Arpels e-Boutique distribution center.
If a Customer or Gift Recipient wishes to return a product to the Van Cleef & Arpels e-Boutique distribution center, then such person must comply with the following steps:
I. Call the Client Relations Center at 1-877-VAN-CLEEF (1-877-826-2533) to request a Return Authorization Number (RAN). This number is required prior to returning any product to Van Cleef & Arpels,
II. Fill out the required information, list the applicable Return Authorization Number (RAN) on the return form and sign it,
III. Include the completed return form with the product, all its accessories, the Product Manual, the Certificate of Authenticity, the Warranty Card and all other documents, in its original box and delivery package,
IV. Seal the delivery package and affix the pre-paid delivery label to it,
V. Bring the package to any FedEx location or call FedEx to arrange pick-up.
Should the Customer or Gift Recipient decide to return a purchased item within the 30-day period, Van Cleef & Arpels and Customer or Gift Recipient, as the case may be, agree that Van Cleef & Arpels maintains a special interest in the merchandise and will therefore purchase insurance on the returned merchandise. Van Cleef & Arpels is under no obligation to do so but will take this initiative for the Customer's or Gift Recipient’s convenience.
The Customer or Gift Recipient must keep a proof of return shipment, and Van Cleef & Arpels accepts no liability in the event that such proof cannot be produced. Only merchandise received by the Van Cleef & Arpels e-Boutique distribution center will be eligible for a refund.
Upon receiving a return, 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.
13.3. Conditions to Return a Product
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. 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.
Engraved Van Cleef & Arpels products cannot be returned to Van Cleef & Arpels for exchange or refund.
Watch bracelets that have been adjusted at the Customer’s 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 the Customer or the Gift Recipient, as applicable. If the returned product satisfies Quality Control (QC), Van Cleef & Arpels will proceed with the applicable refund or exchange.
13.4. Refunds and Merchandise Credit
Should a product be returned to the Van Cleef & Arpels e-Boutique distribution center, only a Customer will be entitled to receive a refund. In no event will a Gift Recipient be entitled to receive a refund.
Except for delivery of a defective product, initial shipping charges will not be refunded to the Customer. In the case of a return to the Van Cleef & Arpels e-Boutique distribution center, then if a Customer’s return complies with the return policy, Van Cleef & Arpels will use reasonable efforts to credit the refund to the Customer’s credit card no later than thirty (30) days after receipt of the returned item by the Van Cleef & Arpels e-Boutique distribution center.
The Customer or the Gift Recipient may not return a product to a Van Cleef & Arpels retail boutique for refund, exchange or retail credit.
Customers and Gift Recipients may be permitted to exchange a product purchased on the Website or through the Client Relations Center for another Van Cleef & Arpels product if the product to be exchanged satisfies the conditions of the return policy.
Van Cleef & Arpels will send an invoice to the Customer which specifies the value of the returned product, the price of the item for which the original product has been exchanged and the difference to be paid by Gift Recipient or the amount that the Customer is entitled to receive, as indicated below.
Should a product be returned for exchange to the Van Cleef & Arpels e-Boutique distribution center by a Customer or Gift Recipient, the Customer will be entitled to receive a refund of the price difference if the product to be exchanged is less expensive than the desired Van Cleef & Arpels product. If the returned product is more expensive than the exchanged item, the Customer or Gift Recipient will be charged the difference in price.
13.6. Defective Products
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.
If nevertheless you receive a product which seems to be damaged, you may return it to Van Cleef & Arpels in accordance with the return policy. Upon receipt, Van Cleef & Arpels may classify the returned product as a defective product. Please note that items that are damaged as a result of wear and tear are not considered to be defective.
If your product is declared as defective by Van Cleef & Arpels, the following solutions will be proposed to the Customer or the Gift Recipient, as applicable:
I. Van Cleef & Arpels may send you the same product in the exact same size, subject to availability,
II. Van Cleef & Arpels may propose an exchange for another Van Cleef & Arpels creation of equivalent or higher value, in which case the initial price will be deducted and you will be required to pay only the difference, or
III. Only you, as the Customer,may request a refund of the full price of your initial purchase.
For any repair inquiries, please contact our Client Relations Center by emailing email@example.com or by calling at 1-877-VAN-CLEEF (1-877-826-2533).
If you purchase a Van Cleef & Arpels product as a gift for a Gift Recipient, you will have the option to request an invoice by contacting the Client Relations Center at 1-877-VAN-CLEEF (1-877-826-2533). If you choose to receive an invoice, Van Cleef & Arpels will send such invoice to your email address or billing address by regular mail (Van Cleef & Arpels will never send the invoice and payment details to the Gift Recipient).
16. ACCURACY OF PRICING, PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS
WHILE VAN CLEEF & ARPELS ENDEAVOURS TO VERIFY THE ACCURACY OF ANY INFORMATION IT PLACES ON THE WEBSITE, IN ADVERTISEMENT OR CATALOG OR BY THE CLIENT RELATIONS CENTER, IT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN RELATION TO THE ACCURACY, RELIABILTY AND COMPLETENESS OF SUCH INFORMATION. VAN CLEEF & ARPELS DOES NOT CONFIRM THE PRICE OF A VAN CLEEF & ARPELS PRODUCT UNTIL A CONFIRMATION OF ORDER HAS BEEN ISSUED BY VAN CLEEF & ARPELS, INDICATING THE EXISTENCE OF A BINDING SALES CONTRACT. IF A VAN CLEEF & ARPELS PRODUCT’S CORRECT PRICE IS HIGHER THAN THE PRICE POSTED ON OUR WEBSITE, THEN VAN CLEEF & ARPELS WILL EITHER CONTACT THE CUSTOMER FOR INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE SHIPPING THE ORDER OR CANCEL THE ORDER AND NOTIFY YOU OF SUCH CANCELLATION. WHILE EVERY EFFORT WILL BE MADE TO ENSURE THAT THE DESCRIPTIONS, PHOTOGRAPHS OR GRAPHICAL REPRESENTATIONS OF THE VAN CLEEF & ARPELS PRODUCTS DISPLAYED ON THE WEBSITE OR IN A CATALOG ARE AS ACCURATE AS POSSIBLE, VAN CLEEF & ARPELS DOES NOT WARRANT THAT SUCH MATERIALS OR OTHER CONTENT IS ERROR-FREE, WHETHER AS A RESULT OF INACCURACY, OMISSION, OBSOLESCENCE OR OTHERWISE. ACCORDINGLY, THE CUSTOMER’S SOLE REMEDY IN THE EVENT OF ANY SUCH ERROR IS TO RETURN THE PRODUCT AS SET FORTH IN OUR RETURN POLICY.
17. ENTIRE AGREEMENT
18. NO WAIVER
No waiver by us shall be construed as a waiver of any proceeding or succeeding breach of any provision.
19. GOVERNING LAW
The Conditions of Sale shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, without reference to conflict of laws provisions. Any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or in relation to the Conditions of Sale, including the validity, invalidity, breach or termination thereof or any Van Cleef & Arpels product purchased through the Website or Client Relations Center will be resolved by binding arbitration, rather than in court, except that a Customer may assert claims in small claims court if your claims qualify. The arbitration will be conducted in New York, New York, by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) under its rules, including the AAA's Supplementary Procedures for Consumer-Related Disputes. The AAA's rules are available at www.adr.org or by calling 1-800-778-7879. Payment of all filing, administration and arbitrator fees will be governed by the AAA's rules.
Last Revised: May 04, 2012
- CONDITIONS OF SALE
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.
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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.
Your California Privacy Rights
Under California Civil Code Section 1798.83, if you are a California resident and your business relationship with us is primarily for personal, family or household purposes, you may request certain data regarding our disclosure, if any, of personal information to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an e-mail message to our e-mail address below with “Request for California Privacy Information” in the subject line. You may make such a request up to once per calendar year. If applicable, we will provide you, by e-mail, a list of the categories of personal information disclosed to third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year, along with the third parties’ names and addresses. Please note that not all personal information sharing is covered by Section 1798.83’s requirements.
The Platform is not directed at anyone who we know to be under the age of 13, nor do we collect any personal information from anyone who we know to be under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, you should not use the Platform and should not submit any personal information to us.
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Van Cleef & Arpels e-Boutique – Conditions of Sale
Customers purchasing products online or by phone through the Van Cleef & Arpels Client Relations Centre must read the Conditions of Sale, which will govern the terms and conditions of any such purchases. The provisions entitled "Limitation of liability" below do not cover the sale of products online of over the phone and please refer to the Conditions of Sale for the relevant exclusions and limitations of liability.
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’ 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’s 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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