1. Our Business Policy
The Vendor offers products for sale on www.balmain.com and its e-commerce business services are available exclusively to its adult end users, i.e. "consumers".
“Consumer" means any individual who is acting for purposes outside of his or her trade, business or profession. If you are not a "consumer", please do not buy any products on www.balmain.com.
The Vendor reserves the right not to process orders received from users who are not "consumers", and any other order that does not comply with its business policy, such as orders for which there are reports or suspicion of fraudulent or illegal activity. In such cases, the order will be considered null and void, and the Vendor will inform the user that the contract of sale will not be executed.
These General Terms and Conditions of Sale exclusively regulate the offer, transmission and acceptance of purchase orders relating to products on www.balmain.com between the users of www.balmain.com and the Vendor.
The General Terms and Conditions of Sale do not apply to the provision of services or the sale of products by third parties that are present on www.balmain.com via links, banners or other hypertext connections. Before sending orders and purchasing products and services from third parties, we recommend that you verify their terms and conditions. Under no circumstances shall the Vendor be deemed liable for the supply of third party services or for the execution of e-commerce transactions between users of www.balmain.com and third parties.
2. How to execute a sale contract with the Vendor pursuant to Italian Legislative Decree no. 70 of 9 April 2003
To execute a contract of sale for one or more products on www.balmain.com, you must fill out the online order form and send it electronically to the Vendor, following the relevant instructions.
Before proceeding to purchase your products, we ask that you carefully read the General Terms and Conditions of Sale and the Return Policy, print a copy using the print option and keep it safe for your own personal use. In accordance with article 51, section 7 of Italian legislative decree no. 206 of 6 September 2005 (the "Consumer Code"), before proceeding to purchase your products, we will provide you with a summary of our commercial and contractual conditions of sale, a summary of the main characteristics of each product ordered and its unit price (including all applicable fees and taxes), the type of payment you may use to purchase each product, shipping methods for the purchased products, shipping and delivery costs, the Vendor's information, address and how to contact the Vendor, and the delivery date of the products. The Vendor will also provide you with a summary of the terms and conditions for returning purchased products. If relevant to the purchase, you will also be informed of whether you will have to bear the cost of returning the products. You will be reminded of the legal guarantee of product conformity, and we will provide you with information for contacting our after-sales service and also remind you that you can use the independent dispute resolution service “RisolviOnline” provided by the Chamber of Arbitration of the Chamber of Commerce of Milan, as well as the option of using the European Commission's platform for alternative out-of-court resolution of disputes, available on the website http://ec.europa.eu/odr.
On the order confirmation page, which appears just before the completion of the sale contract, and which contains a reference to the General Terms and Conditions of Sale and the Return Policy, we will provide you with a summary of the main characteristics of each product ordered, the price (including all applicable fees and taxes), and the cost of shipping (including any additional fees you may be charged if you choose shipping that is faster than and/or different to standard shipping). The sale contract shall be deemed completed when the Vendor receives your order form electronically and the order information has been verified as correct.
When you proceed with submitting the order form, you will be notified that sending it implies the obligation of paying the price indicated therein. Before submitting the order form, you will be asked to identify and correct any possible input errors.
The order form sent to the Vendor will be filed in our database for the time required to process your order and as stated by law. You may access your order form in the My Order section.
2.6 English is the language used for finalising the contract with the Vendor.
2.7 After your order form has been submitted, the Vendor will process your order.
The Vendor may not process orders that do not provide sufficient guarantees of solvency, are incomplete or incorrect, or if the products are no longer available.
In this event, we shall inform you via email that the contract has not been executed and that the Vendor has not processed your purchase order, specifying the reasons thereof. If the products displayed on www.balmain.com are no longer available or for sale at the time your order is received or fulfilled, then the Vendor shall inform you of the unavailability of the ordered products within thirty (30) days from the day after you submitted your order to the Vendor. If you have already paid for the products ordered, the Vendor will refund the amount paid without undue delay and the contract between the parties will be deemed terminated.
The Vendor reserves the right not to process orders in the cases outlined in sub-section 1.3.
By submitting an order form, you unconditionally accept and undertake to observe the provisions of these General Terms and Conditions of Sale in your contract with the Vendor. Should you not agree with certain provisions of these General Terms and Conditions of Sale, please do not submit your order form for the purchase of products on www.balmain.com.
Upon submission of an order form, the Vendor will email you an electronic purchase order receipt containing the General Terms and Conditions of Sale, a summary of the Return Policy, and all the information contained in the summary of commercial and contractual conditions displayed before sending the order.
3. Guarantees and product price indication
The website www.balmain.com exclusively sells BALMAIN branded products purchased directly by the Vendor from the fashion house and/or authorised manufacturers.
The Vendor does not sell second-hand products, flawed products or products of lower quality than the corresponding market standards.
The main characteristics of the products are shown on each product page on www.balmain.com. The images and colours of the products offered for sale on www.balmain.com may not correspond exactly to the true garments due to the Internet browser or monitor used.
Prices are subject to change. Please check the final price before sending your order form. In the event of a recognizable error in the indication - by YNAP - of the product price or calculation of the amount requested at payment, YNAP will reject the order and contact the user to offer them the opportunity to purchase the product(s) at the correct price.
The Vendor cannot accept purchase requests from countries not listed on the splash page.
All products come with an identification tag with a disposable seal attached.
Without prejudice to the application of the mandatory consumer protection provisions, all products sold by the Vendor are covered by a twenty-four (24) month guarantee for lack of conformity. You shall inform the Vendor of the existence of any such lack of conformity within a period of two (2) months from the day when you detected the lack of conformity. Please contact our Customer Care.
In case of lack of conformity, you may choose between the repair or replacement of the product. If these remedies are impossible or disproportionate you are entitled to either require the Vendor to make an appropriate reduction in the price or to terminate the contract.
Payment of the price of the products and the costs of their shipping and delivery must be made using one of the methods indicated on the order form. Under no circumstances will you be charged more than the cost incurred by the Vendor relative to the payment method chosen by you.
In the case of payment by credit/debit card, all details (for example, card number or expiration date) will be sent via an encrypted protocol to Banca Sella, or to other banks which provide remote electronic payment services, without third parties having any access whatsoever thereto. These details will not be used by the Vendor except for carrying out procedures relevant to your purchase, or issuing refunds in the case of returns, subsequent to the exercise of your right to return, or for reporting cases of fraud on www.balmain.com to the police. The price for the purchase of products and the costs for their shipping and delivery as indicated on the order form will be charged to your account at the moment in which the purchased products are shipped.
5. Shipping and delivery
For information about product shipping and delivery procedures, please visit the Customer Care area. Please read this section carefully. The information provided therein is an integral part of these General Terms and Conditions of Sale and, consequently, it shall be assumed that you have fully read and accepted them when you submit your order.
6. Customer Care
If you have any questions, please contact our Customer Care area. For more information, please visit the Customer Care area.
Please click here for details of our Return Policy, which is part of these General Terms and Conditions of Sale.
8. Refund times and procedures
Regardless of the payment method used, the full or partial refund will be processed by the Vendor as quickly as possible and, in any case, within fourteen (14) days of the date the Vendor was notified of your decision to withdraw, once full compliance with the return procedures and the returned products have both been verified.
The Vendor will refund you using the same payment method you used for purchasing the returned products, unless you have expressly agreed with the Vendor on a different payment method and under the condition that you will not be subject to any additional charge as a consequence of the refund. If the recipient of the products indicated in the order form is different from the individual who made the payment for such products, and if the right to withdraw from the sale contract is then exercised, the refund will be made by the Vendor to the individual who made the payment.
The credit's value date will be the same as the original debit. You will not, therefore, suffer any losses in terms of bank interest.
9. Pre-ordered products
9.1 The Vendor may, in certain cases, offer you the chance to pre-order one or more products that are not yet available for purchase on www.balmain.com and that form part of the next collection. Products available for pre-order will be labelled to that effect on the product page. For each item, the Vendor will indicate the estimated shipping date and will send you a confirmation email once the package has been shipped. If your order contains both products that are already available and pre-order products then they will be shipped at different times but the shipping costs will be charged once only. If your order contains only pre-order products but with different shipping dates, then the products will be dispatched all at once on the latest estimated shipping date.
Pre-order products can only be purchased using a credit card. The Vendor will not request payment from your bank until the products ordered have been dispatched. When the order is placed, the Vendor will ask your bank to verify the details provided; the validity of your card may be confirmed by authorising a payment of 1 euro. This authorisation is not a charge; your card will only be charged at the moment of shipping.
Unless otherwise stated in sub-section 9, these General Terms and Conditions of Sale apply in full to pre-ordered products.
Please also read, if you haven't already done so, our General Terms and Conditions of Use since they contain important information on the security systems used.
11. Governing law and dispute resolution
Without prejudice to the application of the mandatory consumer protection provisions, the General Terms and Conditions of Sale are governed by Italian law and in particular by the Italian Consumer Code and by Italian legislative decree no. 70 of 9 April 2003 ("Implementation of Directive 2000/31/EC on certain legal aspects of information society services, in particular electronic commerce, in the Internal Market").
In the event of a dispute between the Vendor and an end user arising from the General Terms and Conditions of Use, the Vendor agrees to and accepts the RisolviOnline dispute resolution service. RisolviOnline is an independent and institutional service provided by the Chamber of Arbitration of the Chamber of Commerce of Milan, which facilitates an amicable solution to disputes with the help of a neutral and competent online ADR entity. For information on RisolviOnline's rules or to send a dispute resolution request, please visit risolvionline.com.
Please note that the European Commission provides a platform for alternative out-of-court resolution of disputes, available on the website http://ec.europa.eu/odr.
For any disputes arising from orders and/or these General Terms and Conditions of Sale, the competent court shall be that of the consumer's place of domicile or residence in accordance with applicable law or, at the consumer's request, the Court of Milan.
12. Amendments and updates
The General Terms and Conditions of Sale may be amended from time to time due to changes in the law. The new General Terms and Conditions of Sale are effective as of the date of publication on www.balmain.com.
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