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Last updated: December 2020
These Conditions of Sale apply to any sales of Van Cleef & Arpels products or services that you may order from历峰贸易（上海）有限公司(Richemont Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd), using the website "www.vancleefarpels.com" and any associated mobile or digital applications that refer to these Conditions of Sale (together, the “Platforms”) or by telephone via our client relations center (the “Client Relations Center”).
历峰贸易（上海）有限公司(Richemont Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd) has its registered offices at Unit 801-808, 8/F, Tower 3, Kerry Center, 1288 Yan An Road Middle, JingAn district, Shanghai. 200041 (Van Cleef & Arpels and "we", "us" and "our"). Our VAT number is 91310 00071 8629 943.
We may make changes from time to time to these Conditions of Sale so please check back regularly to keep informed of updates. The latest version of these Conditions of Sale will always be available on the Platforms. Any new version of these Conditions of Sale shall take effect immediately upon the date of posting and will govern any orders of products or services made as from that date. Any changes to the Conditions of Sale made after you have placed an order will not affect that order and your relationship with us, except as may be required by applicable law.
Only individuals (and not legal entities) who (a) have reached the age of legal majority required to enter into contracts; (b) have legal capacity to enter into contracts; and (c) residents of Peoples Republic of China (for the purpose of these Conditions of Sales, excluding Hong Kong S.A.R, Macau S.A.R, Taiwan China), may order products through the Sales Channels. If you are under the age of legal majority or otherwise cannot lawfully enter into a contract, you must have your parent or guardian place an order on your behalf and they will be asked to agree to these Conditions of Sale.
By placing an order through the Sales Channels, you represent and warrant that you are a bona fide end-user customer purchasing for your own or another’s personal use and will not deliver, sell or otherwise distribute our products or purchase our products or services for commercial purposes.
All orders placed through the Sales Channels are subject to availability and acceptance of such orders by us. Products shown on the Platforms, which cannot be added to the shopping bag, are not available for sale via the Platforms. The Client Relations Center can provide more information as regards these products. For information about the order process, please refer to our Order Process section below.
Quantity limits may apply in relation to orders for certain products. We reserve the right to refuse at any moment in time for legitimate grounds, or in the case that we cannot provide with effort. The quantity of products shall not exceed 5pieces of different reference products and 2 pieces same reference products.
To place an order, you may either register and create an online account, or place an order as a guest without creating an online account by selecting the "Guest Checkout" option. Where you place an order as a guest, we may still create an account on our internal systems to record your purchase(s).
While creating an online account, you will receive an SMS including validation code, you shall enter the validation code to validate your registered mobile phone. Upon validation, you will receive another SMS with hyperlink for your to log on your online account with your registered mobile phone and validation code/password.
Personalization services (for example engraving) or other services may be available on a selection of products. If you wish to have your product personalized, please provide the details in the Sales Channels as requested.
We reserve the right to withhold or refuse acceptance of any order for personalized products, or with a message card, that contains language that is objectionable, unlawful or contrary to our policies. You are responsible for ensuring that any wording you provide for personalizing products is correct.
In addition, orders for personalized products cannot be cancelled and such products that have been personalized in any way or otherwise made to your bespoke specifications cannot be returned to us for exchange or refund as described in these Conditions of Sale. This does not affect your consumer rights (please see the Manufacturer’s guarantee and your legal consumer rights section for further information).
The order process of the Platforms will include the following:
• Add to Shopping Bag: Once you have chosen a product, you may place this product in your shopping bag. You may then decide to continue shopping for other products and add them to your shopping bag (subject to availability and quantity limits). Placing an item in your shopping bag does not guarantee availability for purchase, which is not confirmed until you receive a written Confirmation of Order & Shipment.
• Guest/My Account Checkout: When you are ready, you then proceed to “Checkout”, either as a guest or through your registered account. You may also remove one or several products you have selected from the shopping bag as part of the checkout process.
• Delivery, Review and Payment: As part of the checkout process, you add and review your order details and personal information (including Mobile phone number, shipping address, and payment information). You should carefully check and confirm all details on the order summary page before placing your order.
• Placing of Order: You then check the relevant box and place your order.
We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to refuse, cancel and terminate orders at any time on legitimate grounds. For example, we may refuse, terminate or cancel your order if there is an ongoing dispute concerning payment of a prior order or if we suspect, in our sole discretion, that you have engaged in (i) fraudulent activities; or (ii) have otherwise violated these Conditions of Sale. If any illegal wording and expression in personal information of your order, we reserve the rights to refuse or not to receive the orders.
All prices shown on the product pages of the Platforms or quoted by the Client Relations Center include sales taxes but exclude shipping costs and other taxes unless otherwise stated.
The applicable currency will be Chinese Yuan.
Shipping costs, if any, are described in the Shipping Policy below or on the Sales Channels. Shipping costs are not stated on the product pages but will be added to the product price after you have chosen your delivery options. These costs will be summarised before you are asked to confirm and place your order and will also be reflected in our email correspondence with you once you have chosen your delivery options.
We reserve the right to modify prices and delivery costs at any time without prior notice.
We take reasonable care that the prices of products and delivery costs are correct at the time when the relevant information was entered into the system or communicated to you via the Client Relations Center. However, it is always possible that, despite our reasonable efforts, some of the products offered through our Sales Channels or delivery costs may be incorrectly priced. If any of the products you place an order for or any delivery costs are incorrectly priced, we will contact you as soon as possible to inform you of this error. If we are unable to contact you using the contact details you have provided during the order process, we will cancel the order and notify you in writing. If we mistakenly accept and process your order where a pricing or delivery cost error occurs, we may cancel supply of the product and refund you any sums you have paid.
We accept the methods of payment identified as part of the order process via the Sales Channels. Depending upon the means of payment, we may require additional information, including specific forms of identification.
When ordering on the Platforms, you will need to enter your payment details on the appropriate form. In the case of an order placed by telephone, you will need to communicate to the Client Relations Center your complete payment details. All payment card holders are subject to validation check and authorization by the card issuer. If the issuer of your payment card refuses to authorize payment to us, we will not process your order.
Other payment methods may also be subject to validation checks and authorization by the payment system providers as well. You expressly authorize us to perform security checks, where we deem necessary, to transmit or to obtain information (including any updated information) about you to or from third parties from time to time, including but not limited to your payment card details, to authenticate your identity, to validate your payment card, to obtain an initial payment card authorization and to authorize individual purchase transactions.
The partial or full amount of your purchase will typically be charged on your payment card upon your order payment is processed, at which point you will be sent a Confirmation of Order acknowledgement confirmation and your payment card will be charged the applicable purchase price.
Where we offer Alipay/WePay / China Union pay as a payment method, the full amount of your purchase will be debited on your payment card immediately following the placement of your order. We will notify you with an Oder Acknowledgement Confirmation including a hyperlink for third-party payment (e.g. Alipay, WePay). Pre-payment shall not impact any of your legal rights under these Conditions of Sale (including for example any right of refund). If we cannot meet our shipping and/or delivery obligations set out below, we will notify you via e-mail and we will refund the pre-payment without undue delay. If your payment is not credited into our bank account within 24 hours after you have placed your order, your order will be cancelled. By paying via abovementioned third-party, you shall follow their terms and conditions accordingly.
We may accept bank wire transfer for orders at our sole discretion. We do not charge a fee for bank wire transfers for orders made through the Sales Channels or Client Relations Center, however, some financial institutions may charge a fee for using a bank wire transfer. We require that all bank wire transfer orders placed by telephone be confirmed through an order approval process. We may acknowledge a bank wire transfer order, but the order will not be processed until the payment has been received and confirmed by us by e-mail. If your wire transfer payment is not credited into our bank account within 72 hours (after you have placed your order, your order will be cancelled. Please be reminded to mark your Order Number on your bank wire form.
We may also accept cash on delivery for orders under 20000 RMB , and Split payment with combination of online payment and cash on delivery payment. Please refer to our website or obtain more information via Client Relations Center.
For order you place with cash on delivery payment option, personalized services or engraving services will not be applicable, and it will be processed right after you complete the order check out and submit the order. Cash on delivery payment amount will be collected at the time our delivery partner deliver the product parcel to you, before you sign off the parcel.
Once you have made your choice and your order has been placed through the Sales Channels, you will receive a written Acknowledgement of Order (by SMS, e-mail or otherwise confirming the details of your order together with an order reference number), including the detail information of your order, the picked payment method and the hyperlink of these Conditions of Sales. It will also include this order reference number assigned by us. Please make sure that you save this order reference number for any future enquiries regarding your order. This Acknowledgement of Order is not an acceptance of your order. You are entitled to modify your order before payment, and to cancel your order before delivery. You cannot cancel your order after delivery. This will not impact other rights you are entitled under these Conditions of Sales. To confirm the order, we will conduct its usual credit, anti-fraud, security and related legal checks and, if acceptable, will then process your order. Upon receipt of the Acknowledgement of Order, it is your responsibility to review it and confirm that it accurately reflects your intended order. If you have any questions or concerns or if the Acknowledgement of Order does not reflect your intentions, you should contact the Client Relations Center promptly.
These Conditions of Sale will be provided to you when we acknowledge your order.
Upon acceptance of your payment (via third-party, bank wire or cash on delivery), we will send you Confirmation of Order Payment to notify you that your order has been accepted.
This Confirmation of Order Payment constitutes our acceptance of your order and indicates the existence of a binding sales contract. We will retain information relevant to the order according to applicable laws. You can obtain the information from Client Relation Center.
We only accept orders for delivery to the province / city/ district that are identified during the Order Process. Please note that we do not ship to certain addresses, such as locations in Hong Kong S.A.R, Macao S.A.R, Taiwan China, and military, certain restricted areas, or PO boxes. For further information, please contact the Client Relations Center.
Boutique pick-up may be offered, free of charge, to certain locations. Please refer to the Platforms or call the Client Relations Center for more information. We will inform you by SMS / e-mail or by telephone when the product is ready for pick-up at the boutique.
If you order several products, we will ship the order only once all products are available (there will be no partial shipments, unless otherwise communicated to you).
Upon shipment of your order, we will send you a Confirmation of Order & Shipment in writing (by SMS / e-mail or otherwise).
We will use reasonable efforts to ensure delivery by the carrier will be completed within the estimated delivery lead time mention in Acknowledgement of Order. Please note such estimated delivery lead time is calculated from the date of our written Confirmation of Order Payment (except for the circumstance of cash on delivery).
Except for the products you have purchased, each parcel will also include (i) all relevant attachment (if any), (ii) service manual (including Van Cleef & Arpels International Warranty Card), (iii) a thank-you card and a blank gift card, (iv) the shipment order containing order number.
If you are a registered client, you can inquire your parcel tracking number from “My Account” page or from Client Relation Center.
When ordering through the Sales Channels, you may be able to choose a specific delivery date as available on the Sales Channels. Any such specific delivery date remains subject to our confirmation.
When estimating your delivery time, please allow time for credit approval, address verification, security checks and order processing.
We will require you to present a verification pin code triggered by our carrier, and a handwritten or electronic signature by you, or a delegated person at the nominated delivery address (unless arranged by you otherwise), to confirm the delivery of each product, at which point risk and responsibility for your purchased goods passes to you.
When ordering products via the Sales Channels, you will receive an invoice that will be sent to you in writing (Send to you with SMS and url link direct you to your order detail landing page with a PDF attachment or otherwise).
In the case that you wish to receive a refundable invoice, please contact Client Relation Center and provide necessary documents.
seven (7) days from the day on which you acquire, or someone you nominate (other than the carrier) acquires, physical possession of the products in your order, except for the order with product being personalized upon your order request., products that have been engraved or that have been resized or stretched.
To cancel the contract and return your product(s), you can contact our Client Relations Center. To exercise your right of return, you must call our Client Relations Center to obtain by SMS / email a return form mentioning the Return Number (RN / Return ODN number) and send back the product to us following the return process set forth below.
Products that have been purchased through the Sales Channels may only be returned to our Van Cleef & Arpels e-boutique distribution center at the address of our Returns Department, as provided through our Client Relations Center, or if available to selected Van Cleef & Arpels retail boutiques, in accordance with these Conditions of Sale.
Products that have not been purchased through the Sales Channels may NOT be returned to our e-boutique distribution center.
If you want to return the product, please do not delay and return within 7 days from the day on which you receive the product.
Following steps must be followed for product return:
To return product to the address of Van Cleef & Arpels Returns Department, please contact Client Relation Center to obtain by SMS / email a return form mentioning the Return Number (RN). You may be required to provide photos of the products for us to make a first assessment of the condition of these products.
To return product to the designated Van Cleef & Arpels retail boutiques according to these Conditions of Sales, you may bring along the products, attachments, service manual (including International Warranty Card), invoice (if any) and all other documents.
To return a product to our e-boutique distribution center, you must follow the steps mentioned below:
(i) Call the Client Relations Center.
(ii) You may use our pick-up service and agree on a pick-up date with our logistics partner. You may be asked at this stage to provide information about the product for us to make a first assessment of the condition of this product;
(iii) The Client Relations Center will ask you to complete the return form that was enclosed with your product delivery;
(iv) Please fill out the required information on the return form and sign it;
(v) You must include in the delivery package, the completed return form along with the product, all its accessories, any free items you received as part of your order, the Service Guide, the warranty card and all other documents, in their original box;
(vi) Please seal the delivery package ;
(vii) For our pick-up service, our logistics partner will pick-up the sealed delivery package on the agreed date.
You must keep a proof of return shipment and we accept no liability in the event that such proof cannot be produced. Only merchandise received by our Van Cleef & Arpels e-boutique distribution center will be eligible for a refund or exchange.
We will verify that the returned product satisfies the conditions of the Returns and Exchanges Policy and, if so, then proceed with the applicable refund or exchange.
Our products must be returned in a new and unused state, with all protective materials in place and tags and stickers attached to them (if applicable), as well as with the original Van Cleef & Arpels box and delivery package, including all accessories and documents. For example, timepiece bracelets that have been adjusted at your request must be returned with the exact same number of links as in the original delivery package. We reserve our right not to accept any return if the product shows signs of wear, or has been used or altered from its original condition in any way.
If you have received free items as part of your order, they must be returned with the products.
All returns will be subject to strict Quality Control (“QC”) by us to ensure that the returned products satisfy these requirements. If the products do not meet QC standards, we will refuse the return, and the products will be returned to you. If the returned product satisfies QC, we will proceed with the applicable refund or exchange.
Failure to comply with these Conditions of Sale will entitle us to refuse the returned product and send it back to you.
Orders for products that have been personalized in any way or otherwise made for you with bespoke specifications cannot be cancelled and such products cannot be returned to us for exchange or refund. This includes, without limitation, products that have been engraved or that have been resized or stretched.
You may return a product purchased through the Sales Channels for refund, provided that the return complies with these Conditions of Sale, in particular with (a) Right to Cancel and (b) Return Process above.
Only the buyer will be entitled to receive a refund of the purchase price. In no event will a person who has received the product as a gift (i.e. a “Gift Recipient”) be entitled to receive a refund. If you are a Gift Recipient and wish to return a product, please contact the Client Relations Center to discuss your options.
If the return complies with these Conditions of Sale, we will use commercially reasonable endeavours to refund the purchase price to the buyer using the same means of payment as used by the buyer for the initial transaction within seven (7) days.
If you have used cash on delivery to pay your order, you will be asked to provide your bank account information on the return form or by calling our Client Relations Center for us to proceed with the refund.
You may return a product purchased through the Sales Channels for exchange with another Van Cleef & Arpels product within seven (7) days from the day on which you acquire, or someone you nominate (other than the carrier) acquires, physical possession of the products in your order provided that the return complies with these Conditions of Sale, in particular with (a) Right to Cancel and (b) Return Process above.
In any event, the sale of the returned product will be cancelled and a new order for the product ordered must be placed.
Should a product be returned to the Van Cleef & Arpels e-boutique distribution center for exchange with a less expensive product, only the buyer of the returned product will be entitled to receive a refund of the price difference.
If a product is returned for exchange with a more expensive product, you will have to pay the price difference.
We are committed to ensuring that each product strictly complies with our quality criteria and that it has passed all our controls, both technical and aesthetic.
Selected products are covered by the applicable Van Cleef & Arpels Guarantee. If you wish to repair a product covered by the applicable Van Cleef & Arpels Guarantee, please refer to the applicable Van Cleef & Arpels Guarantee, and call our Client Relations Center for more information.
In your capacity as consumer, you may have legal rights under the applicable law of governing the sale of consumer goods; those legal rights are not affected by these Conditions of Sale or the applicable Van Cleef & Arpels Guarantee.
For any repair inquiries relating to a product ordered through the Sales Channels, please contact our Client Relations Center.
We try to ensure that the information, including product descriptions, dimensions, and colours, provided on the Platforms, in advertisements or catalogues or as provided by the Client Relations Center is accurate and complete. However, we make no guarantees, whether express or implied, in relation to the accuracy, reliability and completeness of such information. Before delivering Confirmation of Order Payment and constituting a binding sales contract, we do not confirm on the price of products. If the actual price is higher than expressed online, we will seek for your instruction before delivery, otherwise, we will refuse the order and notify you accordingly.
If any mistaken information happens, you may return the product(s) according to our return policy.
Please note that in some jurisdictions consumer protection laws may not allow certain exclusions or limitation of warranties or liabilities, particular in consumer protection laws, and consequently some of the above exclusions and limitations may not apply.
If any provision, or part of a provision, of these Conditions of Sale is found to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable, that provision or part-provision shall be deemed not to form part of these Conditions of Sale, and the legality, validity or enforceability of the remainder of the provisions of these Conditions of Sale shall not be affected, unless otherwise required by operation of applicable law.
These Conditions of Sale (and associated terms incorporated by reference) constitute the entire agreement between you and us in relation to the order of products or services, and replace and extinguish all prior agreements, draft agreements, arrangements, undertakings, or collateral contracts of any nature made by the parties, whether oral or written, in relation to such subject matter.
We are not responsible for any failure or delay in performing or complying with our obligations under these Conditions of Sale which arises from any cause beyond our reasonable control.
The waiver by us of a breach of any provision of these Conditions of Sale will not operate to be interpreted as a waiver of any other or subsequent breach.
This contract is between us and you. No other person shall have any rights to enforce any of its terms. However, if you purchase a product as a gift, the recipient of your gift will have the benefit of the applicable Van Cleef & Arpels Guarantee.
These Conditions of Sale shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the People’s Republic of China, without reference to conflict of laws provisions. Any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or in relation to the Conditions of Sale, including the validity, invalidity, breach or termination of the Conditions of Sale, shall be adjudicated or arbitrated in accordance with the Conditions of Sale. Where the laws of the People’s Republic of China are different to the mandatory consumer laws in your own country, we will afford you with similar protection.
You may bring proceedings against us in the courts of Shanghai . We may also bring proceedings against you in the courts of Shanghai.
Without any restriction to bring proceedings before a court, you and Van Cleef & Arpels will first make reasonable efforts for a period of thirty (30) days to resolve amicably any dispute or failure to agree that may arise out of or relate to the product, the Conditions of Sale or any breach thereof.
If you have any questions or comments about these Conditions of Sale, or matters generally, please contact us at the address provided below.
Van Cleef & Arpels Client Relations Center
Unit 905-916, Two ICC | No. 288 South Shaanxi Road, Shanghai
Phone Number: +86 400 6237 878
Last updated: March 2018
Where we offer our products for sale online or by phone through the Van Cleef & Arpels Client Relations Center, you must read the applicable Conditions of Sale, which will govern the terms and conditions of any such purchases made in this way.
We collect the information from you as detailed below:
• To access certain areas of our Platform, you will need to register with us. During the registration process you will be asked to submit personal information about yourself (including your name and address, date of birth, e-mail address and telephone number). By entering your details in the fields requested, you enable Van Cleef & Arpels to provide you with the services you select;
• When you purchase products online or by phone, we collect information such as your purchase details and relevant payment information. In addition, we will also collect personal information from you when you correspond with us (for example, if you contact us with a query about one of our products or services), when you provide your details when you visit a Van Cleef & Arpels boutique or contact the Van Cleef & Arpels concierge by telephone. Please note that phone calls will on occasion be recorded for security, training and development purposes;
• If you choose to interact with Van Cleef & Arpels via a social media platform or other third party service, we will collect the information you have provided to us through that platform;
• We also collect certain information automatically about visitors to our Platform, described in the section headed "Cookies and other information that we automatically collect", below; and
• We will collect information about your location to the extent that we provide any location services, described in the section headed “Location services” below.
We will use the information we collect from you to:
• Manage and fulfil purchase and repair orders, facilitate delivery, and to provide after-sales services;
• Manage our accounts and records;
• Deal with your enquiries and requests;
• Send service related communications, including announcements and administrative messages such as order confirmation;
• Identify products and services we think you might be interested in based on your information, such as your purchase history and your previous interactions with us;
• Send you marketing communications (including e-mails and social media audience matching) relating to us and other third party partners and that we think may be of interest to you where we have a legitimate basis to do so (please see the “Your choices” section below for further information about how you can control these updates);
• Conduct market research so that we can continuously improve the services we provide to our customers;
• Undertake credit checking, prevention of fraud and other prohibited or illegal activities as part of our efforts to keep our Platform and services secure; and
• Understand how our Platform is used so that we can continuously improve our Platform and services and other offerings.
Cookies are text files, containing small amounts of information, which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website or mobile application. They are used to recognise your computer as you move between pages on a website, or when you return to a website or mobile application you have visited previously. Cookies are widely used in order to make platforms work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the platform.
There are two broad categories of cookies:
• First party cookies, served directly by Van Cleef & Arpels to your computer or mobile device. They are used only by Van Cleef & Arpels to recognise your computer or mobile device when it revisits our Platform.
• Third party cookies, which are served by a third party service provider on our Platform, and can be used by the service provider to recognise your computer or mobile device when it visits other platforms. Third party cookies are most commonly used for platform analytics or advertising purposes.
Cookies can remain on your computer or mobile device for different periods of time. Van Cleef & Arpels uses both 'session cookies' and ‘permanent cookies’. Session cookies exist only while your browser is open and are deleted automatically once you close your browser. Permanent cookies survive after your browser is closed, and can be used to recognise your computer or mobile device when you open your browser and browse the internet again.
The Platform serves only the following types of cookies to your computer or mobile device:
Cookies necessary for essential purposes
These cookies are essential to provide you with services available through this Platform and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas. Without these cookies, services you have asked for, like transactional pages and secure login accounts, would not be possible.
These cookies serve a variety of purposes related to the presentation, performance and functionality of this Platform. Their overall purpose, however, is to enhance visitors’ experience and enjoyment of this Platform.
For example, some of these cookies enable visitors to specify language, product or other platform preferences.
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our Platform.
The information gathered does not identify any individual visitor and is aggregated. It includes the number of visitors to our Platform, the platforms that referred them to our Platform and the pages that they visited on our Platform.
We use this information to help run our Platform more efficiently, to gather broad demographic information and to monitor the level of activity on our Platform.
When you visit our Platform or click on advertisements or promotional areas on the Platform these cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help to evaluate the effectiveness of advertising and promotion.
They are usually placed by advertising networks with our permission. They remember that you have visited a platform and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers.
These cookies enable users to share pages and content through third party social media and other platforms. The companies that serve these cookies may also use your information to serve targeted advertising on other platforms.
Further detailed information about the specific cookies used on this Platform and the third parties who serve them can be found in our cookie consent tool. You can use this cookie consent tool to control your cookie preferences.
How to control or delete cookies
Further detailed information about the specific cookies used on this Platform and the third parties who serve them can be found in our cookie consent tool. You can use this cookie consent tool to control your cookie preferences.
You can set your cookie preferences by using our cookie consent tool or by changing your browser settings so that cookies from this Platform cannot be placed on your computer or mobile device. In order to do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the “Help”, “Tools” or “Edit” facility).
We will collect information about your computer or mobile device, including where available your IP address, operating system, log-in times and browser type. We use this information to better understand how visitors use our Platform and for internal reporting purposes. We will anonymise and share this information with advertisers, sponsors or other businesses.
The Platforms use third parties such as network advertisers and ad exchanges to serve you ads on third party platforms after you leave our Platforms, and we use third party analytics and other service providers to evaluate and provide us and/or third parties with information about the use of the Platforms and viewing of ads and of our content. Network advertisers are third parties that display advertisements, which are based on your visits to the Platforms and other apps and sites you have visited. Third party ad serving enables us to target advertisements to you for products and services that you might be interested in.
You have choices in respect of the delivery of ads. You can opt-out of receiving certain types of behavioural ads by visiting the third party websites described in the section headed “How to control or delete cookies” above. We are not responsible for effectiveness of or compliance with any third parties’ opt-out options.
Some of the services that we provide are able to use information about your location. For these services, which are typically available on mobile devices or applications, you are provided with the opportunity to provide your consent to the use of location services, which, for example, process information deriving from GPS, sensors, beacons or Wi-Fi access points in order to allow you to benefit from a more personalised service. Your device will have settings that allow you to turn off these services should you no longer wish to benefit from them.
We do not share personal information about you with other people or non-affiliated companies except under the following circumstances:
• we will disclose your personal information to third party providers for the purposes of providing online and other payment services, handling credit checks and fraud prevention, and any other services required in order for us to use your information for the purposes specified in the section entitled “Information you provide us and how we use it”;
• we will disclose your personal information to any law enforcement agency, court, regulator, government authority or other third party where we believe this is necessary to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation, or otherwise to protect our rights or the rights of any third party; and
We want you to feel confident about using our Platform, and we are committed to protecting the personal information we collect. We limit access to personal information about you to employees who reasonably need access to it, to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs. We have appropriate technical and organisational physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect the personal information that you provide to us against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, damage or destruction. However, where we ask you to choose a password in order to access certain parts of our Platform, you are responsible for selecting a secure password and keeping that password confidential. You should choose a password which you do not use on any other site, and you should not share it with anyone else.
You have the right to ask for access to any personal information that we hold about you in our records, to correct any inaccuracies and to update any out-of-date information. In some circumstances, you have the right to request the erasure of your personal information or a restriction of its use.
You have the right to object to us processing your personal information in some cases. In particular, you can ask us to stop sending you direct marketing communications at any time (however please note that we may continue to send you service-related (i.e. non-marketing) communications, such as e-mail updates on your order status). If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please write to us at the address listed below.
You may unsubscribe from e-mail marketing communications at any time by e-mailing the address below in the section headed “Contact us” or clicking on the ‘unsubscribe’ link in any Van Cleef & Arpels marketing e-mails.
Under California Civil Code Section 1798.83, if you are a California resident and your business relationship with us is primarily for personal, family or household purposes, you may request certain data regarding our disclosure, if any, of personal information to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an e-mail message to our e-mail address below with “Request for California Privacy Information” in the subject line. You may make such a request up to once per calendar year. If applicable, we will provide you, by e-mail, a list of the categories of personal information disclosed to third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year, along with the third parties’ names and addresses. Please note that not all personal information sharing is covered by Section 1798.83’s requirements.
The Platform is not directed at anyone who we know to be under the age of 13, nor do we collect any personal information from anyone who we know to be under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, you should not use the Platform and should not submit any personal information to us.
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Last updated: September 2016
Van Cleef & Arpels, a branch of Richemont International SA has its registered offices at 8, Route des Biches, CH-1752 Villars-sur-Glâne, Switzerland. The Platforms are owned and edited by Van Cleef & Arpels.
Hosting Services for our website is provided by Richemont International SA in Switzerland.
Mobile applications may be hosted by us or by other companies and you should refer to the relevant conditions of such other company.
Customers purchasing products online or by phone through the Van Cleef & Arpels Client Relations Centre must read the Conditions of Sale, which will govern the terms and conditions of any such purchases. The provisions entitled "Limitation of liability" below do not cover the sale of products online of over the phone and please refer to the Conditions of Sale for the relevant exclusions and limitations of liability.
Van Cleef & Arpels has created its various Platforms to provide information about its company and products for your personal use. Whilst considerable effort has been made to ensure that the visual representations of Van Cleef & Arpels products displayed on the platforms are representative of the colour, design and style etc. of the original products, slight variations, distortions and/or differences may be apparent when compared to the original product. This may, for example, be due to technical issues such as your browser or computer settings. Accordingly, Van Cleef & Arpels cannot be held liable for any apparent differences in the product images represented on the Platforms and the original products. We strongly advise you visit one of our boutiques or authorised retailers prior to making a purchase online or by phone.
You may download one computer copy or print one copy of the material made available to you via the Platforms, or download the application on to your mobile device, for your own non-commercial, educational, private or domestic use only, provided that proprietary notices, in particular intellectual property notices such as copyright©, trademark™, are preserved intact and are not modified, deleted or changed. Unless otherwise stated, you should assume that everything that you see or read on the Platforms (such as images, photographs, including any person represented in the photographs, illustrations, icons, texts, video clips, music, written and other materials) ("Van Cleef & Arpels Material") are protected by legislation such as copyright, designs and trademark legislation and under international treaty provisions and national laws worldwide.
Any unsolicited communication or material that you transmit to Van Cleef & Arpels via the Platforms or through social media, by electronic mail or otherwise, including, but not limited to, any data, questions or answers, comments, suggestions, or the like will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary by Van Cleef & Arpels. By sending communications to Van Cleef & Arpels, you automatically grant Van Cleef & Arpels a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive licence to use, reproduce, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display such communication(s) alone, or as a part of other works in any form, media, or technology whether now known of hereafter developed and to sublicense such rights to anyone. Anything that you transmit may be used by Van Cleef & Arpels and its affiliated companies for any purpose, including but not limited to reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast and posting, or developing, manufacturing and marketing products using such information.
Furthermore, Van Cleef & Arpels enjoys a worldwide reputation for both the design and manufacture of high quality creations including jewelry, high jewelry and watches. To this end, it possesses its own sources of creativity, in particular highly skilled teams of designers who conceive and perfect Van Cleef & Arpels’ creations. As a result, Van Cleef & Arpels cannot agree to or accept to be the receiver of unsolicited proposals of collaboration. Indeed, it is conceivable that Van Cleef & Arpels may already be working on similar ideas and/or creations. Consequently, you are advised that Van Cleef & Arpels is not interested in receiving ideas or other proposals relating to creations you may wish to submit.
This section applies to the Platforms and not to the products that may be sold online or by phone by one of our local or regional markets.
Van Cleef & Arpels tries to ensure that the information provided is accurate and complete. However, Van Cleef & Arpels does not warrant or represent that Van Cleef & Arpels’s Material is accurate, error-free or reliable or that use of Van Cleef & Arpels Material will not infringe rights of third parties.
Van Cleef & Arpels does not warrant that the functional and/or technical aspects of the Platforms or the Van Cleef & Arpels Material will be error free or that the Platforms, Van Cleef & Arpels Material or the servers that make them available are free of viruses or other harmful components. If use of the Platforms or Van Cleef & Arpels Material results in the need for servicing or replacing property, material, equipment, data or other element, Van Cleef & Arpels is not responsible for those costs. Without limiting the foregoing, everything on the Platforms is provided to you "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" AND, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, REASONABLE CARE AND SKILL, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. Van Cleef & Arpels and its suppliers make no warranties about the Van Cleef & Arpels Material, software, text, downloads, graphics, and links, or about results to be obtained from using the Platforms.
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, Van Cleef & Arpels shall not be liable for any indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the use of information available from the Platforms or any liability relating to any loss of use, interruption of business, lost profits or lost data, regardless of the form of action, whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise, even if Van Cleef & Arpels has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
Please note that in some jurisdictions consumer protection laws may not allow certain exclusions or limitation of warranties or liabilities, and consequently some of the above exclusions and limitations may not apply.
In general, all trademarks, logos and service marks (collectively the "Trademarks") that appear on the Platforms are registered, unregistered or otherwise protected Van Cleef & Arpels trademarks or are licensed for use by Van Cleef & Arpels by third parties. Other trademarks are proprietary marks and are registered to their respective owners. Nothing contained on the Platforms should be construed as granting, by implication or otherwise, any licence or right to use any trademark without Van Cleef & Arpels’s prior written permission or that of such third party who owns the trademark. Misuse of any trademark displayed on the Platforms, or any other content on the Platforms, except as provided herein, is strictly prohibited.
All content (including Van Cleef & Arpels Materials) on the Platforms are either Copyright © Van Cleef & Arpels or are licensed for use by Van Cleef & Arpels. All rights are reserved. Please refer to the section above on Use of Materials on the Platforms.
The Platforms may contain links to other platforms operated by third parties not affiliated to Van Cleef & Arpels. The inclusion of any link to such third party sites does not imply endorsement by Van Cleef & Arpels of those sites. Van Cleef & Arpels has not reviewed all of the content contained in the linked sites and is not responsible for the content or accuracy of any off-site pages or any other sites linked to any of the Platforms. If you choose to click through any link to off-site pages or third party sites then this is at your own risk.
Van Cleef & Arpels does not authorise linking to any of its Platforms from a third party platform without its express prior written authorisation.
Unless otherwise specified, the information and materials presented on the Platforms are presented solely for the purpose of promoting Van Cleef & Arpels’s products and services and in certain cases to present products for sale via a variety of means. Van Cleef & Arpels makes no representation that Van Cleef & Arpels Material is appropriate or available for use in every country of the world. You are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws, keeping in mind that access to Van Cleef & Arpels Material may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. Our products are available in many parts of the world. However, the Platforms may identify products that are not available worldwide.
2, rue du Quatre-Septembre, 75002 Paris, France
Conception and design
Agence Anais Concept
Agence Chez Voltaire
Editorial - High Jewelry
Patrick Gries © Van Cleef & Arpels
Sonia Sieff © Van Cleef & Arpels
Olivia Bee © Van Cleef & Arpels
Erik Madigan Heck © Van Cleef & Arpels
Valérie Belin © Van Cleef & Arpels
Photographers – Boutiques
Mana-Ka - Jimmy Cohrssen
RL Studio – Rikki Li
Studio Box - Dong Kyun Park
Chow Tzy Foong
Nomura Kogei - Makihiko KUMEBAWA
Nakasa & Partners – Takeshi Nakasa
GECKO MEDIA FZ LLC - Karl Jeffs
Analog production – Alexander Gresser
Illustrators & Artists
Aurore de la Morinerie
Alexandre Benjamin Navet
Patrick Gries © Van Cleef & Arpels
Sonia Sieff © Van Cleef & Arpels
All content in this website unless otherwise specified is © Van Cleef & Arpels – All rights reserved