1. The Swarovski website
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.
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 New Zealand customers is:
Swarovski International (NZ) Limited
3/45 Queen Street
If you have any complaints or wish to assert any of your rights in relation to goods purchased on this Website, please contact: Swarovski International (NZ) Limited (3/45 Queen Street, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand, or by emailing Customer_Service_NZ@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 unauthorised 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 unauthorised 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).
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, communicate to the public, adapt or create derivative works from any part of the Website; or
- commercialise 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 Guarantees Act 1993 (“CGA”), 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 endeavours 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 CGA apply to the supply of goods or services by Swarovski, nothing in these General Terms and Conditions limit you rights under the CGA but 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 wilful misconduct of Swarovski, or a breach of statutory consumer guarantees by Swarovski, or which otherwise cannot be excluded by law.
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.
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.
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.
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. Your credit card will not be charged until after Swarovski accepts your order, as explained in Section 10.4 below. 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 only be made by credit card, e-wallet and/or gift card (by entering your credit card details on the Website). Swarovski reserves the right, to add or remove 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 International (NZ) Limited 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 International (NZ) Limited 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 timeframe 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 your delivery address. Swarovski is not responsible for the risk of loss of goods after their delivery to your delivery address 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 CGA.
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 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 (email@example.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 International (NZ) Limited (3/45 Queen Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand); or
- notify Swarovski of your intent to return within 30 days.
If you choose to take advantage of this return policy, Swarovski will refund the full cost, less postage, 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 CGA.
You can obtain further information and assistance with respect to the return of goods by choosing Customer Care 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 NZD 100) will be removed if the returned product(s) brings the total order value below NZD 100. In case of a promotion with staggered prices, always the lowest amount will be refunded.
For items which come in a single box (“normal set”), if you wish to return any of the items within the normal set, you will have to return all the items that were part of the normal set. Swarovski will not accept returns of individual items within the normal set and will only accept returns of the entire normal set.
For bundle-promotional sets, where you enjoy a promotion or discount as a result of purchasing one or more items (e.g. buy 3 items and get 10% off each item or where savings for each product are stated), you can return any of the items purchased separately. However, in case you choose to return any items purchased as a bundled set, kindly note that Swarovski will adjust the promotional price by charging you the regular price for the remaining items that you purchased as part of the bundle. Accordingly, Swarovski will deduct from the amount to be refunded to you (i.e. the discounted price paid for the item(s) in the bundle that you have returned) the difference between the regular price and the discounted price of the remaining items in the bundle that you do not return.
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’s prior written consent.
10.9 Applicable law
Any purchase agreement shall be governed by the laws of New Zealand and all parties irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of New Zealand.