1. SUBJECT OF CONTRACT
These general conditions of sale define the rights and obligations of Culture’s Ways and of the Customer in regards to the products presented by Culture’s Ways on its website www.culturesways.fr (hereinafter referred to as “the Site”). They apply exclusively between the company Culture’s Ways, 1 rue du Mail, 75002 Paris, Siret: 539 130 195 00016 (hereinafter referred to as ” Culture’s Ways”) and any physical human consumer visiting or making a purchase via the website itself (hereinafter referred to as “the Customer”).
On the Site, Culture’s Ways allows the customer to order online products from the brand Culture’s Ways (hereinafter referred to as “the Product(s)”) according to the present terms and conditions.
Any order placed via Culture’s Ways therefore entails the unconditional acceptance by the Customer of these conditions. Culture’s Ways reserves the right to modify the current general conditions at any time without notice; the applicable conditions are those in effect on the date of the order by the Customer.
2. PRODUCTS AND COMPLIANCE
2.1. The products on sale are presented on the website of Culture’s Ways and accompanied by a description.
2.2.Products offered by Culture’s Ways comply with the applicable standards in France.
Elements such as images, text, graphics and all the information and characteristics illustrating and/or accompanying the products are not contractual, which the Customeracknowledges.
As such, Culture’s Ways does not incur any liability for error or omission of any of these items or in case of modification of said elements by suppliers and/or publishers.
3. CLIENT’S OBLIGATIONS
3.1. The Customer declares be at least 18 years of age and to have the legal capacity or hold parental permission allowing themselves to place an order on the Site.
3.2. The Customer undertakes to provide Culture’s Ways elements of real and necessary information for the performance of the intended service of the present conditions as requested online and relevant to their situation, including a valid first name, last name, address, phone and email address.
The Customer is responsible for any consequences deriving from any false or inaccurate information transmitted in which the return might be unlawful.
3.3. Once the order has been placed, Culture’s Ways addresses an email to the Customer confirming it. It informs of the sending of the Products.
3.4. The Customer may modify their personal information under the “My Account” section.
4.1. All orders will be confirmed after acceptance of payment.
4.2. Culture’s Ways reserves the right to cancel or refuse an order in case of dispute with the Customer on a previous order.
4.3. Culture’s Ways can accept orders within the limits of available stocks. It informs the Customer of the availability of products sold on the Site at the time of order confirmation.
If, despite the vigilance of Culture’s Ways, products are unavailable, Culture’s Ways will inform the Customer by e-mail as soon as possible. The Customer may then cancel the order and refund, if applicable, the amounts already paid.
The permanent or temporary unavailability does not in any way engage the responsibility of Culture’s Ways, nor does it imply any right to compensation or damages in favour of the Client.
5.1. The prices displayed on the Site are indicated in Euros and in Dollars including French tax charges (French VAT and any taxes eventually applicable) and excluding shipping costs.
The shipping costs, order processing costs and packaging costs will be included in the basket of the Customer, before final confirmation of the order.
Prices can be modified at any time without notice and especially in the event of change of tax or economic data. The items will be billed based on rates in effect at the time of registration of the order.
6.1. Culture’s Ways delivers its products within France and to all countries of the European Union and can deliver on demand to any country worldwide.
Products are shipped with the delivery form to the shipping address provided by the customer when ordering. The delivery cannot be made to hotels or PO boxes. The delivery times indicated on the site are target dates, corresponding to the average processing time and delivery. So that these deadlines are respected, the Customer must ensure that you have provided complete and accurate information concerning the delivery address (such as including: street number, building, stairs, access codes, names and/or interphone numbers, etc.).
In case of late delivery of more than 7 working days, if the product has not been shipped, the Customer may terminate the order by registered letter with acknowledgment of receipt and request a refund of his order.
If the item was shipped before receiving the order cancellation for late delivery of more than 7 days, Culture’s Ways will refund the item and shipping charges upon receipt thereof, complete in its original condition and with all labels intact.
Culture’s Ways undertakes to inform the Customer of the evolution of the order processing.
In case of damaged delivery (already open, missing products…), the Customer shall notify the carrier and Culture’s Ways, by any means, under all reserve within 3 days of receipt of the product.
Culture’s Ways cannot be held responsible for consequences due to delayed delivery that are not of their making.
Full payment must be made when placing an order. At no time may payments be considered as a deposit or instalments. Customers can pay their order by credit card (Visa, Eurocard/MasterCard, American Express), via PayPal in accordance with the provisions of this Article.
For all transactions, the Customer will indicate the number on the front of the card, the expiration date of the card and the security code on the back of the card (last three digits).
The communication by the Customer of his or her credit card number is authorization for Culture’s Ways to debit its account by the amount of the order.
No sending of cash on delivery will be accepted, whatever the reason.
Culture’s Ways retains ownership of the item until full payment by the Customer has been made. Purchases are made in a secure manner. Payment solutions adopted by Culture’s Ways are 100% secure. For payments by a banking card (credit card, visa and e-carte bleu), all the information that Customers communicate with Culture’s Ways are strictly protected and guarantee the accuracy and security of each transaction.
8. RETURNS OF PRODUCTS
RIGHT OF RETRACTION
Within fourteen (14) days from receipt of the order, the customer may request Culture’s Ways to return the product(s).
To do this, the Customer must first request a return or exchange e-mail.
If the return request is validated by Culture’s Ways, and that the customer had paid fees of shipments during the initial delivery, the shipping fee to return items are to be taken charge of by the Customer.
If the customer had received free delivery for the initial delivery, the shipping fee to return items are to be taken charge of by the Customer.
The return is at the risk of the Customer. The Product must be returned within 14 days in its original packaging, in its original condition, new, unworn, unwashed, accompanied by the return notice, to the following address :
TCS-ARCM Bâtiment A4
2 Boulevard de la libération
93200 Saint Denis, France
The returned Product will be refunded within a maximum of fifteen (15) days of its receipt by Culture’s Ways by a credit of the amount to be reimbursed to the bank account of the Customer.
The return costs are to be borne by the customer unless Culture’s Ways delivered a damaged or different item from the item ordered, or if the Customer had not benefited from free delivery at the initial delivery.
Upon non-compliance by the Customer of these conditions, notably of the conditions of return, Culture’s Ways will not proceed with the refund for the Products concerned.
9. GUARANTEES AND RESPONSIBILITY
Culture’s Ways only has, for all stages of access to the site, the ordering process for the shipping of the package or subsequent services, an obligation of means. The responsibility of Culture’s Ways cannot be engaged for any inconvenience or damage arising from the use of the Internet, including a break in service, external intrusion or presence of computer viruses or any other incident of force majeure, according to law and jurisprudence.
10. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
In no case the customer is allowed to download or modify all or part of the Site and its contents (listed products, descriptions, images, videos …).
This Site or any portion of this Site shall in no case be reproduced, copied, sold or exploited for commercial purposes without the express written permission of Culture’s Ways.
In general, all copyrights, trademarks and other distinctive signs and property rights or intellectual property appearing on the Site, will remain the full property of Culture’s Ways.
The Customer is therefore obliged to respect intellectual property rights and will not in any way use the trademarks appearing on the Site and on the Products in any eventuality, or deposit a trademark that would prejudice the rights of the owner, unless otherwise stated by contract.
It is the same for any other right of intellectual property.
11. GUARANTEES AND RESPONSIBILITY
Culture’s Ways agrees to only use the confidential information of its Customers in the case of operation of its website.
In order to effectuate the successful processing of an order, the nominative data collected will be subject to a data processing, of which the Customer acknowledges having knowledge.
As such, the information may be disclosed to the technical providers of Culture’s Ways.
Moreover, Culture’s Ways is able to apply technical means in order to obtain non-personal information about users in order to improve the functionality of the site, for example by plotting the number of visitors to certain pages.
According to the law of 6 January 1978 amended by the Act of 6 August 2004, the Customer has a right to access and correct personal data in the files of Culture’s Ways. Any of these rights shall be exercised by letter, sent to Culture’s Ways enclosing a copy of a signed ID document. This right may also be exercised by simply sending an email enclosing the supporting documents to email@example.com.
12. FORCE MAJEURE
In the event of a force majeure event, the party concerned shall notify the other within fifteen (15) days from the occurrence of the event by registered letter with acknowledgment of receipt.
Explicitly, are considered as force majeure or unforeseeable circumstances beyond those usually retained by the course of jurisprudence and French courts, total or partial strikes, lockouts, riots, boycotts or other actions in industrial or disputes commercial, civil disturbance, insurrection, war, bad weather, epidemics, blockage of transport or supply for any reason whatsoever, earthquake, fire, storm, flood, water damage, governmental or legal restrictions, legal changes or regulatory forms of marketing, computer failure, telecommunications blocking, including wired and wireless telecommunications networks, and other cases independent of the will of the parties preventing normal execution of the contractual relationship.
All obligations of the parties shall be suspended for the duration of the force majeure event, without compensation.
If the force majeure event continues for more than three (3) months, the contract concerned shall be terminated automatically without indemnity to one or other of the parties.
13. GENERAL PROVISIONS
13.1. NON PARTIAL VALIDITY OF CLAUSE
If any provision of these present conditions is declared invalid or unenforceable by a competent court, it will be declared unwritten and will not result in the nullity of other stipulations.
These general conditions can be modified at any time without notice by Culture’s Ways, the applicable conditions are those in effect on the date of the order by the Customer.
13.3. APPLICABLE LAW – JURISDICTION
These general conditions are subject to French law concerning the substantive rules as the rules of form. Any dispute will be subject to a preliminary attempt at an amicable settlement.
In the absence of an amicable settlement, jurisdiction is given to the competent French courts, notwithstanding multiple defendants or introduction of third parties.
13.4. : REPRODUCTION OF THE APPLICABLE PROVISIONS (2005-136 ORDER OF 17 FEBRUARY 2005, CODE OF CONSUMPTION, CIVIL CODE)
Art. L. 211-4. of the Consumer Code
The seller must deliver goods in conformity with the contract and liable for defects of conformity existing upon delivery. It also addresses the lack of conformity resulting from the packaging, instructions for assembly or installation when it was put in his or her charge by the contract or was carried out under his or her responsibility.
Art. L. 211-5. of the Consumer Code
– To comply with the contract, the good must:
1. Be suitable for the purpose typically expected of a similar property and, where applicable:
– correspond to the description given by the seller and possess the qualities that he has presented to the Customer as a sample or model;
– present the features that a customer can reasonably expect given the public statements made by the seller, the producer or his representative, particularly in advertising or labeling;
2. Or have the features defined by mutual agreement by the parties or be suitable for any special requirement of the customer, made known to the seller and to which the latter agreed.
Art. L. 211-12. of the Consumer Code
The action resulting from lack of conformity lapses two years after delivery of the goods.
Art. 1641 of the Civil Code
The seller must guarantee in respect of hidden defects of the thing sold which render it unfit for the use for which it was intended, or that decrease this use that the customer would not have acquired, or would have paid a lower price if he had known.
Art. 1648 paragraph 1 of the Civil Code
The action resulting from latent defects must be brought to suit by the purchaser within two years after discovery of the defect.
You can contact Culture’s Ways by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org