CUSTOMER INFORMATION AND TERMS AND CONDITIONS
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These general terms and conditions apply to all orders through www.swarovski.com ("the Website"). Please read these General Terms and Conditions carefully before ordering products from this Website. By ordering our products, you indicate that you consent to the conditions below and state that you are competent to enter into legally-binding contracts and are at least 18 years old. We recognise rules that differ from these General Terms and Conditions only if they are confirmed by us in writing. That also applies to a deviation from this clause requiring written documents.
2. Contracting Party
This Website for selling goods over the Internet is run by Swarovski Crystal Online AG, Alte Landstrasse 411, CH-8708 Männedorf, Switzerland. This is where you can place complaints or assert statutory warranty claims.
You can reach our Customer Service on any issues at: Customer_Service_LI@Swarovski.com
3. Formation of Contract
Your orders on the Website are binding offers for entering into the associated contracts to purchase with Swarovski Crystal Online AG. We are free to either accept these offers within 14 days of receipt or to reject them by sending you a statement to that effect. There is no binding contract to purchase formed until we have accepted your order. This acceptance is indicated by the shipment of the goods ordered.
You indicate that you expressly agree to have your credit rating checked by inquiries to the officially-authorised credit protection associations, credit institutions and credit inquiry agencies. We reserve the right to refuse to accept the order if we receive a negative credit report. In addition, we reserve the right to reject orders from customers if there is reason to believe that the customer is acting in contravention of the General Terms and Conditions, is involved in fraudulent activities or other activities of importance from a criminal law standpoint or any other material reason exists.
Products and prices are as shown on the Website; products are available as long as they are in stock. We reserve the right to change the products offered on the Website at any time without notice and to limit the number of items that may be purchased by a visitor.
There is no liability for lack of items in stock or for products not being available.
Any commercial resale or distribution of Swarovski products sold on the Website is strictly prohibited.
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.
Please note that after your order is confirmed, no requests to change or cancel it can be considered.
5. Reservation of Performance for Undeliverable Goods
If the goods ordered cannot be delivered within 30 days following the day after your order, we may withdraw from the contract, even if we previously confirmed that we were entering into it. If we withdraw, you will be informed that the goods are not available and you will be reimbursed immediately for the consideration you have already provided.
6. Price and Additional Costs
The total price of your order, including all ancillary and shipping costs, was indicated on the previous page or will be shown at the end of the checkout process. By confirming the order, you state that you agree to the price for the goods. The price cannot be adjusted after the completion of the checkout process.
Swarovski products are sold by Swarovski Crystal Online AG, which has its headquarters in Switzerland. We would like to point out that for foreign payments using credit cards, a foreign transaction fee (about 1-2%) may be charged by the institution that issued your credit card.
7. Payment conditions
The purchase price for goods ordered is due when you place your order through Swarovski Crystal Online. Payment may be by credit card (by entering your card data on the Website) or for customers from Austria, Germany or Switzerland (including Liechtenstein) on account. You may settle our claims for payment only by using uncontested or final and unappealable receivables.
If you pay with a credit card, we reserve the right to check the validity of the card and to monitor the availability parameters for collection and the address data. If the institution that issued the credit card refuses to make payment to us, we are not liable for delays or for failure to deliver.
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.
If 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 parcel. Prepayment is not available for Electronic Gift Cards.
8. Delivery and Reservation of Title
The goods ordered are normally delivered to the delivery address you provide by our contracted delivery service within 5-7 working days after the working day following your order. Please allow an additional delivery time of 2-3 working days for customised products. You can find our holidays, on which no orders are processed, in our Online Shop Assistant. If you so request, we will make efforts to deliver the goods at a specific time, but generally cannot make binding promises to do so. Until the purchase price is paid in its entirety, the goods remain our property.
Upon receipt the shipment must be checked for accuracy and completeness.
9. Right to Cancel
As a consumer, you may cancel your order without indicating any reasons within 14 days after receipt of the goods, thereby withdrawing from the contract. The 14-day period starts on the day after you receive the goods. If you exercise this right in a timely fashion, you are no longer bound by your order. Customised products are excluded from the right to withdraw.
You can find additional information and assistance in returning items that have been ordered and the return address for your country on our Website under “Customer Service – Return Policy”. The cancellation may be sent in writing or on another long-lasting storage medium to the address in clause 2 above or by sending the goods to the address listed on our Website under "Customer Service – Return Policy". Timely sending is sufficient to meet the deadline. The products must be in original condition with their original packaging and the return voucher must be attached to the products.
If you cancel an order, you are obligated to return the goods to the address listed on our Website under "Customer Service – Return Policy“. Shipment is at the cost and risk of Swarovski Crystal Online AG, but for orders up to EUR 40, you must pay the regular costs (uninsured standard shipment) for the return shipment unless the goods delivered were not the ones ordered. The return shipment must be made no later than 14 days after cancellation has been announced.
The costs will be reimbursed only if the goods are received unused and in original condition at the address indicated above. Please note that if you pay by Gift Card, the amount paid can be reimbursed only as a voucher. If partial payment is made by voucher, the voucher will first be recharged and then you will be credited.
You must pay the ordinary costs for return if the goods delivered are the ones ordered and the price of the item to be returned is EUR 40 or less or, if the price of the item is higher, you had not paid the consideration or a contractually-agreed partial payment at the time you cancelled the contract. Otherwise, returns are free of charge for you.
We will reimburse costs to ship to you and to return to us (if the cost of the goods is over EUR 40) only up to the amount of standard costs.
Vouchers and customised products can generally not be replaced or returned.
It is not currently possible to return goods purchased in Swarovski shops through the Website.
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 100) will be removed if the returned product(s) brings the total order value below 100.
If there is a defect in the goods delivered, you may at your option demand that the contract be revoked or - if the goods are still deliverable - that they be replaced with the same type of good without any defects. No independent guarantee is provided in addition to that.
For After Sale Services, please go to the local Customer Service offices listed on our Website under "Customer Services - After Sales Service”.
The warranty period is two years from the time the goods are received.
Swarovski Crystal Online AG is only liable to you for damage caused intentionally or by gross negligence.
This limitation of liability applies to all claims for damages, regardless of the legal basis, to include unauthorised actions; they do not apply to any liability that may apply under the Product Liability Act, some other warranted characteristic or injury to life or limb.
Exemption from or limitation on liability for damages under the previous paragraphs also applies to any claims that may exist against employees or agents of Swarovski Crystal Online AG.
12. Severability Clause
If one of the provisions of these General Terms and Conditions is or becomes invalid or unenforceable, that will not affect the effect of the other provisions.
13. Prohibition against Assignment
You may assign your rights under this contract to third parties only with the consent of Swarovski Crystal Online AG.
14. Applicable Law
Contracts entered into under these General Terms and Conditions are subject to Swiss law to the exclusion of any referrals to foreign law. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods does not apply. This choice of law only applies to the extent that there are no pre-emptive provisions of the law of the state in which the consumer has his usual residence prohibiting it. Zurich is the exclusive venue for all disputes that may arise from or in connection with these General Terms and Conditions. Swarovski Crystal Online AG is also authorised to sue at the customer's location
15. Export control and sanctions
Swarovski will screen the Customer’s personal data with relevant export control and sanctions lists. Screening will occur with every update of any sanctions list. The Customer hereby certifies that the present Purchase Order and the implementation thereof will not in any way benefit, directly or indirectly, any natural or legal person that is named on any relevant sanctions list, such as the “Consolidated list of persons, groups and entities” subject to EU financial sanctions and U.S. OFAC’s “List of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (“SDN”)”.
This Purchase Order only becomes effective, if any export control and sanctions relevant screenings made by Swarovski at the time of dispatch of the ordered goods do not lead to a match. In case of any breach of this clause or any breach of trade law or export control regulations or sanctions, particularly in case that any screenings made by Swarovski lead to a match, this Purchase order will not come into force and Swarovski will neither be obliged to deliver any goods nor any compensation for non-performance will be due. Open orders shall be rescinded immediately. Notwithstanding the aforementioned, Swarovski shall be entitled to stop any delivery of goods, if any export control regulations and trade restrictions so require. Any compensation for non-performance shall be excluded.