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Customer information and Terms and Conditions for Taiwan
1. Acceptance

The website www.swarovski.com.tw(the “Website”) is provided by Swarovski Crystal Online AG, Alte Landstrasse 411, Postfach 481, 8708 Männedorf/Switzerland (“Swarovski”). By accessing this Website or any of its pages, you agree to the following terms and conditions, as they may be modified from time to time. In this regard, Swarovski reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions from time to time. If you are dissatisfied with any portion of these pages, or with any or all of the terms and conditions, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue accessing this Website.

2. Use of Information and Materials

This site should not be regarded as an offer or solicitation to sell in any country to any person to whom it is unlawful to make such an invitation or solicitation in such country.

3. Copyright and Trademarks

The trademarks, trade names, logos and service marks displayed on this Website are owned by Swarovski AG or other parties. These may not be used without the written permission of Swarovski AG or the party owning these.

Materials on this site are protected by copyright. You are provided access to these materials only for your personal use. No part of these materials may be modified, reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, transmitted, copied, distributed or used in any other way for commercial or public purposes without our prior written consent.

4. Data Protection

We will process your personal data fairly and lawfully. The processing will be carried out with electronic and automated means. We will use your personal data only for market research to improve our Website and our product range, and keep you informed about our market activities. The data is stored and processed by Swarovski and other Swarovski Group member companies in several countries, particularly at the company headquarters in Switzerland, Austria and Liechtenstein. By registering any information with us, you consent to the possibility of being contacted directly by us either by phone or electronic message without your prior request. By registering with us, you also expressly consent to such use of your personal data. You cannot register without giving this consent. You can however use those parts of our Website that do not require registration. You can revoke your consent to the storage and the processing of your data at any time by contacting our customer support], with effect for the future.

5. Minors

Swarovski cannot distinguish the age of persons who access and use its Website. If a minor has provided Swarovski with data without parental or guardian consent, the parent or guardian should contact our customer support to remove and unsubscribe the relevant data.

Neither Swarovski nor any other Swarovski Group member is responsible for the set-up of or the contents available on any other websites linked to this site. Access to such other websites is at the user's own risk and subject to any terms and conditions applicable to such access.

By providing hyperlinks to other websites, neither Swarovski nor any of the Swarovski Group members shall be deemed to endorse, recommend, approve, guarantee or introduce any third parties or the service/products they provide on their web site, or have any form of cooperation with such third parties and web sites. Swarovski is not a party to any contractual arrangements entered into between you and the provider of the external website unless otherwise expressly specified or agreed to by Swarovski.

Due to the nature of the Internet transactions may be subject to interruption, transmission blackout, delayed transmission and incorrect data transmission. Swarovski is not liable for malfunctions in communications facilities not under its control that may affect the accuracy or timeliness of messages and transactions you send.

Swarovski reserves the right to limit the number of products (or the number of a particular SKU) that may be sold to a customer.

Swarovski reserves the right to reject orders from customers if there is reasonable belief that customer is in violation of these Terms and Conditions, or if customer is engaging in fraudulent or other criminal activities.

8. Downloading

We do not represent or warrant that this Website will be available and meet your requirements, that access will not be interrupted, that there will be no delays, failures, errors or omissions or loss of transmitted information, that no viruses or other contaminating or destructive properties will be transmitted or that no damage will occur to your computer system. You have sole responsibility for adequate protection and back up of data and/or equipment and for undertaking reasonable and appropriate precautions to scan for computer viruses or other destructive properties.

We make no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy, functionality or performance of any third party software that may be used in connection with this Website.

9. Disclaimer

Whilst every care has been taken in preparing the information materials contained in this Website, such information and materials are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either express or implied. In particular, no warranty regarding non-infringement, security, accuracy, fitness for a purpose or freedom from computer viruses is given in connection with such information and materials.

Swarovski reserves the right to revise the pages or withdraw access to them at any time.

BY ACCESSING AND/OR USING ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIALS OBTAINED FROM, OR MADE AVAILABLE AT, OR THROUGH THESE WEB PAGES, YOU AGREE THAT SWAROVSKI WILL NOT BE LIABLE WHATSOEVER TO YOU, OR ANY OTHER PERSON, FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS WHATSOEVER ARISING FROM, OR IN CONNECTION WITH, ANY USE OF THE INFORMATION AND/OR MATERIAL, WHETHER SUCH INFORMATION AND/OR MATERIALS IS OBTAINED FROM, OR MADE AVAILABLE AT, THESE WEB PAGES OR FROM YOUR ACCESS OF OTHER MATERIAL ON THE INTERNET VIA WEB LINKS FROM THIS WEBSITE.

The above exclusions and limitations apply only to the extent permitted by law.

10. Other applicable terms

Certain pages on this Website may be subject to additional terms indicated in those pages.

11. Governing law and dispute resolution

These terms and conditions are governed by Swiss law and the parties submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the canton of Zurich.

12. General provisions

If any part of these terms and conditions is held to be unenforceable, the unenforceable part shall be given effect to the greatest extent possible and the remainder will remain in full force and effect.

The English version of these terms and conditions shall prevail over any Chinese version (if any) which is provided for information purposes only.

CUSTOMER INFORMATION AND TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR TAIWAN

1. The Swarovski website
Customers accessing the website www.swarovski.com (hereafter referred to as the “Website”) from, or with shipping addresses in, Taiwan (including Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen, and Matsu, similarly hereinafter) are subject to the following terms and conditions (General Terms and Conditions). This customer information and these General Terms and Conditions shall apply to your use of, and all orders for the sale of goods placed through, the Website. The General Terms and Conditions apply equally to those goods ordered using the Website by direct order or through an account which you may establish through the Website. By placing an order with Swarovski Hong Kong Ltd, Taiwan Branch ("Swarovski"), you confirm that you have read, understood and accepted these General Terms and Conditions and the Swarovski Privacy Policy and Statement at Privacy Policy.If you object to any of these General Terms and Conditions or those of our Privacy Policy and Statement, please discontinue using the Website and refrain from placing an order (as applicable).

Swarovski reserves the right to make changes to these General Terms and Conditions. The goods and prices on the Website are also subject to change. Customers should revisit this area of the Website immediately before placing an order. Any changes will only be effective once they are published on this Website.

This Website is not intended for use by children, especially those under 12 years of age. If you are under 18 years of age, you must obtain the consent of your parent or legal guardian before disclosing any personal information or making any purchases from this Website.

An English version of the “Terms and Conditions” is made to facilitate reference by foreign language users. In case of any discrepancy between the Chinese and English version of this terms, the Chinese version shall prevail.

2. Owners of this website and parties to any purchase agreement
This Website is owned and operated by Swarovski Crystal Online AG (Alte Landstrasse 411, CH-8708, Männedorf, Switzerland). 

The contractual party and seller of the products to Taiwanese customers is:

Swarovski Hong Kong Ltd, Taiwan Branch
3F, No. 27, Chung Shan North Road,
Section 1, Taipei 10441,
Taiwan

If you have any complaints or wish to assert any of your rights in relation to goods purchased on this Website, please contact: Swarovski Hong Kong Ltd, Taiwan Branch (3F, No. 27, Chung Shan North Road, Section 1, Taipei 10441, Taiwan ), by emailing customer_relations.tw@swarovski.com.

3. Use of the Website
You agree to use the Website solely for those purposes permitted by these General Terms and Conditions. You are responsible for all equipment and software used to access the Website.

You must not:

  • use the Website directly or indirectly for any activity that breaches any laws, infringes on a third party's rights, is unlawful or breaches these General Terms and Conditions;
  • use the Website directly or indirectly to unlawfully post or transmit any information or material that is obscene, indecent, contains offensive language, defames, abuses, harasses, stalks, threatens, menaces, offends, or restricts any person, or which prevents any other user from using or enjoying the Website;
    • use the Website directly or indirectly, or use any service provided on the Website, to conduct surveys, contests, pyramid schemes, or send chain letters, junk email or any other duplicative or unsolicited messages (for commercial use or otherwise);
    • attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Website or use another person's name or registration account and/or password;
  • create a false identity for the purpose of misleading others about the identity of the sender or about the origin of a message;
  • tamper with, hinder the operation of or make unauthorized modifications to the Website;
  • knowingly transmit any virus or any other disabling feature to the Website;
  • advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services on the Website; or
  • collect information about others, including email addresses, without their consent.

The Website may contain links to external websites. These websites are not part of the Website and, unless otherwise indicated, are not under Swarovski’s control. Swarovski has no responsibility for the contents of any linked websites. Access to these sites is at your own risk.

Swarovski may monitor, review, retain and/or disclose any information on the Website as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request.

4. Electronic communications
When you visit this Website, order any goods from this Website or send emails to Swarovski, you are communicating with us electronically. Visits to, orders from or emails sent to the Website are considered electronic communications.

Unless Swarovski is otherwise advised by you, the user, registering your contact details automatically gives your consent to being contacted directly by us by phone or email (or by other electronic messaging means).

Please be aware that your information (including your contact information) is required to enable us to complete your purchase of Swarovski goods. By registering with Swarovski, or by placing an order using this Website, you are expressly consenting to such use of your data. Neither registration nor orders can be completed without this consent.

If you object, those parts of the Website that do not require registration will be available for your use. If you decide to register at a later date, you may view and modify your data anytime by selecting Profile from the website menu. Please see the Privacy Policy for further information about our privacy practices.

5. Copyright and trademarks
Copyright in the Website and the contents included on the Website belong to Swarovski or its licensors.

You are provided access to the Website only for your personal use and to purchase goods offered for sale on the Website. Without the permission of Swarovski, and subject to applicable laws, you must not:

  • store, distribute, perform, publicly broadcast, publicly transmit, adapt or create derivative works from any part of the Website; or
  • commercialize any information or services obtained from the Website.

The trademarks used on the Website (if any) are the trademarks of Swarovski or of a third party.

Nothing on the Website should be construed as granting any license to use any trademark without the permission of the owner.

You must not use any Swarovski trademarks:

  • as, or as part of, your trademark;
  • in connection with goods or services that do not belong to Swarovski;
  • in a manner that may be confusing, misleading or deceptive; or
  • in a manner that disparages Swarovski, its goods, services or its Website.

6. Disclaimer and limitation of liability
To the extent permitted by law, all implied warranties and conditions, representations about the Website, your accessibility to and use of the Website and any goods available for purchase from the Website are excluded from these General Terms and Conditions. Where you consider that an item purchased through this Website does not meet your expectations, in addition to any rights you have under the consumer guarantees in the Consumer Protection Act of Taiwan you may also exercise your rights under Swarovski's return policy, which is provided in section 10.6 below.

Swarovski will provide all content and other services on the Website in good faith and will use reasonable endeavors to ensure that the information on the Website is accurate and current at the date of publication. However, to the extent permitted by law, Swarovski is not liable for any inaccuracies, errors or omissions in the content on the Website.

Where the consumer guarantees under the Consumer Protection Act of Taiwan apply to the supply of goods or services by Swarovski, then to the extent permitted by law, Swarovski’s liability for breach of such a consumer guarantee is limited to, at its discretion:

  • in the case of services, the supply of the relevant services again or the payment of the cost of having the services supplied again; and
  • in the case of goods, the repair or replacement of the goods or the supply of equivalent goods, or the payment of the cost of repairing or replacing the goods or acquiring equivalent goods.

To the extent permitted by law and, except as provided for by these General Terms and Conditions, Swarovski (and its officers, employees, agents or related corporate bodies) will not be liable for any losses, damage, costs or expenses suffered by you or claims made against you in connection with:

  • your use of the Website;
  • any lack of availability, interruptions, delays in operation, viruses, internet access difficulties or equipment malfunctions in relation to the Website;
  • any failure to provide the Website;
  • any goods supplied, offered or advertised on the Website; or
  • your purchase of any goods or services offered by Swarovski for sale on this Website,

except for any loss, damage, cost or expense which is due to the negligence or willful misconduct of Swarovski, or a breach of statutory consumer guarantees by Swarovski, or which otherwise cannot be excluded by law.

7. Indemnity
To the extent permitted by law, you hold Swarovski and its affiliates, employees, agents, representatives and its third party service providers harmless from any and all claims made against and liabilities of Swarovski that arise from a breach of these General Terms and Conditions by you.

8. Termination
Swarovski may suspend, terminate or limit your access to the Website, effective immediately, if, in its reasonable opinion, these General Terms and Conditions have been breached by you.  

Swarovski may, at any time, suspend, limit or terminate any service provided on the Website or all access and use of the Website.

9. Cookies
Cookies are a standard for storing small pieces of data on your computer. Any web server (including this one) may store one or more cookies in your browser or request your browser to transmit the data to the web server.
 

Swarovski may use cookies to control the display of advertisements, to track usage patterns on the site, to deliver editorial content, to record registration, and to personalise information. For example, if you register on any part of the Website, you can opt to save your user name and password on your computer. Swarovski can provide this function by placing a cookie on your computer. Its cookies may contain personal information and may be shared with related corporate bodies. If you don't want cookies, your web browser likely includes an option that allows you to disable them. However, if you set your browser to refuse cookies, some portions of the Website may not function properly. While your individual information is protected as outlined in these Terms and Conditions and our Privacy Policy and Statement, Swarovski reserves the right to use aggregated, anonymous data about its users as a group for any business purposes.

10. Your purchase agreement
This section applies to any order made through the Website (either through a direct order or through the establishment of an account).

10.1 The purchase agreement
Any orders made through the Website (either through a direct order or through the establishment of an account) constitute a binding agreement to conclude a purchase agreement with Swarovski. A binding purchase agreement only comes into existence when Swarovski accepts your order by dispatching the goods ordered by you to an affiliate delivery service. Swarovski will notify you when goods are dispatched by sending you an email. The General Terms and Conditions apply to, and are incorporated into, any purchase agreement for goods purchased on the Website. You will be charged the prices and fees displayed on the Website at the time that your order is submitted. The price of an item cannot be confirmed until an order is submitted. All of the terms of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (adopted in Vienna, Austria, on April 10, 1980) are expressly excluded from these General Terms and Conditions and any purchase agreement.

10.2 Reservation of performance in case of goods being unavailable
Swarovski does not warrant and cannot guarantee that goods ordered will be available at all times. Also, if the goods ordered are no longer able to be supplied to you within thirty days of your order being accepted, Swarovski can withdraw from, and terminate, any purchase agreement entered into with you for those goods. If Swarovski withdraws from and terminates a purchase agreement, then it will immediately inform you by email and will immediately refund any fees or charges already paid by you for the goods.

Swarovski reserves the right to limit the number of products (or the number of a particular SKU) that may be sold to a customer.

Swarovski reserves the right to reject orders from customers if there is reasonable belief that customer is in violation of these Terms and Conditions, or if customer is engaging in fraudulent or other criminal activities.

10.3 Price and additional costs
The total amount for any goods ordered must be made as a single payment. The total amount of your order, including all taxes and costs such as packaging and delivery, will be displayed during the checkout process when you submit your order.

10.4 Terms of payment
The purchase price for all goods ordered is due and payable when Swarovski notifies you that your order has been accepted. Payment may be made by credit card/debit card (by entering your card details on the Website), PayPal or other alternative payment methods (by entering your payment details on the Website/App) provided on the Website. Swarovski reserves the right, to add, remove or revise payment methods from time to time at its discretion. Swarovski will only process the transaction once you have been notified of your accepted order.

You may not make any set-off claims against our claim for payment unless the amount set-off is not disputed by Swarovski or has been the subject of a final and binding judgment against the company.

Prepayment: For special orders (e.g. high order amount, Limited Editions) Swarovski offers the possibility to pay via prepayment. Your order will be processed upon receipt of your payment into our bank account. The amount is due for payment immediately.

Please transfer the amount to the account listed in the checkout process using your order number as payment reference. Please note that your bank may charge additional costs for international bank transfers.

In case the payment amount is not transferred to our bank account within 7 banking days after receiving the order confirmation, Swarovski has the right to cancel your order.

An invoice will also be sent with your package. Prepayment is not available for Electronic Gift Cards.

Under this agreement, the payment processing services for goods and/or services purchased on this website are provided by Swarovski Crystal Online AG on behalf of Swarovski Hong Kong Ltd, Taiwan Branch or, depending on the type of payment method used for the purchase of the goods and/or services, another payment processing service.

Your credit card transactions will be processed domestically but in exceptional cases may be processed by a European Acquirer. In such circumstances, these terms are an agreement between you and Swarovski Crystal Online AG. For any other type of purchases, these terms are an agreement between you and Swarovski Hong Kong Ltd, Taiwan Branch directly.

10.5 Delivery and reservation of title
Orders will be delivered to the delivery address stated in your order. Deliveries are made by the delivery service appointed by Swarovski. You will be advised of the contact details of the delivery service when your order is accepted.

Swarovski makes reasonable efforts to ensure that orders are delivered within the estimated time frame specified on this Website or such other timeframe as notified to you when your order is accepted. However, Swarovski makes no guarantees in relation to estimated delivery times.

You agree that the products ordered and sent to you remain Swarovski's property until full payment has been received by Swarovski. Swarovski requires full payment prior to the dispatch of the purchased goods to the delivery service.

All goods purchased from this Website are delivered pursuant to a contract with Swarovski’s delivery service. This means that the risk of loss and title for the goods passes to you upon the delivery of the goods by Swarovski to the delivery service. Swarovski is not responsible for the risk of loss of goods during their delivery to you by the delivery service, unless otherwise advised.

10.6 Right to cancel the purchase agreement
Your rights specified in this section 10.6 are in addition to your rights under the consumer guarantees in the Consumer Protection Act of Taiwan.

Items purchased from the Website (with the exception of gift cards, used pierced earrings, Active Crystal headphones) may be returned within 30 days after the date of their receipt by you. To take advantage of this return policy you must be either:

  • return the items in their original condition by mailing them back to Swarovski within 30 days of the date of their receipt by you; or
    • notify Swarovski by email (customer_relations.tw@swarovski.com) (within 30 days of the date goods are received by you) of your intent to return your item(s). In this case, items must be sent promptly and in their original condition to Swarovski Hong Kong Ltd, Taiwan Branch (3F, No. 27, Chung Shan North Road, Section 1, Taipei 10441, Taiwan)

within 30 days of notifying Swarovski of your intent to return items.

If you choose to take advantage of this return policy, Swarovski will refund the full cost of your order once the items have been received.

You may also return goods in accordance with any rights you may have under the consumer guarantees in the Consumer Protection Act of Taiwan.

You can obtain further information and assistance with respect to the return of goods by choosing Customer Service Returns Policy from the website menu.

If you decide to return only part of an order that has been purchased with a discount/offer applied, the amount refunded will be subject to the minimum purchase amount placed on the offer, the value of the discount will be adjusted accordingly, and only the amount relevant to the returned item will be refunded. If the items returned bring the remaining total below the minimum purchase level of the offer, then the discounted amount will be deducted from the refund amount. For example, a 10% discount (with a minimum purchase amount of NTD 1000) will be removed if the returned product(s) brings the total order value below NTD 1000. In case of a promotion with staggered prices, always the lowest amount will be refunded.

10.7 Liability in relation to goods
Swarovski’s liability under each purchase agreement is limited in accordance with section 6 of these General Terms and Conditions entitled "Disclaimer and limitation of liability", which also applies to any purchases of goods offered on the Website. Please refer to this section.

10.8 Prohibition of assignment
You may only assign, or transfer your rights under any purchase agreements to a third party with Swarovski Hong Kong Ltd prior written consent.

10.9 Applicable Law and Jurisdiction
Any purchase agreement and any dispute, controversy, difference or claim arising out of, relating to or in connection with any purchase agreement, or the breach, termination or invalidity thereof, shall be governed by the laws of Taiwan. And the Taiwan Taipei District Court shall be the court of competent jurisdiction for the first instance.

The English version of these terms and conditions shall prevail over any Chinese version (if any) which is provided for information purposes only.