Terms and Conditions of Use
Welcome to the www.valentino.com website (the “Website”), owned by VALENTINO S.p.A. – a company having its registered offices in Via Turati 16/18, 20121 Milano, Italy – registered with the Companies’ Registry of Milan, share capital of € 193.882.746 fully paid in – VAT n. 05412951005, (“VALENTINO” or “Website Operator”).
Access to and use of the Website are conditional on your review, understanding and acceptance of these General Conditions of Use. If you do not agree with these General Conditions of Use or with part of them, please do not use and do not access the Website.
1. Intellectual property rights
The contents present on the Website, such as, without limitation, works, images, photographs, dialogues, music, sounds and videos, documents, drawings, pictures, logos and any other material, whatever their format, posted on the Website including, the menus, web pages, graphics, colours, patterns, tools, characters, and design of the Website, diagrams, layouts, methods, processes, functions and software that are part of the Website, are protected by copyright and by all other IP rights of VALENTINO or of the third parties, if any, that VALENTINO has engaged. It is forbidden to reproduce, in whole or in part, in whatever form, the Website and its contents without VALENTINO’s express written consent.
You are only permitted to view the Website and its contents benefiting from the services made available on it. You are also authorised to make any temporary reproductions, without economic significance per se, which are considered transitory or secondary, and an integral and essential part of the actual viewing of the Website and its contents, and any other browsing operations that are performed solely for the purpose of legitimately using the same. Under no circumstances may you be authorized to reproduce, on any medium, in whole or in part, the Website and its contents. Any reproduction must each time be authorized by VALENTINO or, where appropriate, by the authors of the individual works contained in the Website. Such reproductions must in any case be made for lawful purposes and in compliance with the copyright and the other IP rights of VALENTINO and of the authors of the individual works contained in the Website. The authors of the individual works published on the Website shall be entitled to claim, at any time, the authorship of their work and to oppose to any deformation, mutilation or other modification of the works including any damage caused to the works that is prejudicial to their honour or reputation. You undertake to comply with the copyright of the artists who have chosen to publish their works on the Website. You are also not authorized to use, under no circumstances, in any manner and form, the contents of the Website and the individual works protected by copyright and by any other IP right. You may not alter or modify the contents and the copyrighted works without VALENTINO’s consent and, where necessary, without the consent of the relevant authors.
2. Trademarks and domains
The exclusive owner of all trademarks and distinctive signs present on the Website, also for the purposes of distinguishing the products, is VALENTINO, who has also the exclusive right to use them. Any unauthorized use or use that is not compliant with the law is strictly forbidden and can have legal consequences. Under no circumstances will you be entitled to use said trademarks and the other distinctive signs present on the Website to obtain, also indirectly, an improper benefit from the distinctive character or from the popularity of the VALENTINO Group’s trademarks in a way that is prejudicial to the same or to their owners.
The valentino.com domain, as well as any declination of the same and any sub-domain, are in the ownership of the VALENTINO. It is not permitted, not even indirectly, to use them without the express written consent of their owners.
3. Inbound and outbound links from the Website to third party sites
Conversely, it will be possible to activate on third party sites links redirecting to the Website, only if the Website Operator has given his prior consent. The application for obtaining such consent may be sent to the Website Operator at the abovementioned postal or email address [email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org]. Any unauthorized activation of links shall result in the Website Operator be entitled to take any action to have the unlawful links immediately deactivated, and to have the wrongful business practice, the unfair competition or the action ruining the good name and popularity of the Website Operator, its products and companies of its group, acknowledged. Posting hypertext links (such as deep frames and deep links) to the Website or using unauthorised meta-tags is in any case forbidden.
The access, use and browsing of the Website are for your personal use only, and must always be unrelated to your commercial, entrepreneurial and professional activities. Using and browsing the Website are activities performed by you and, as such, no liability can be attributed to the Website Operator for the incorrect use of the Website. The Website Operator shall therefore not be liable if during your downloading activities your device is damaged or if your data are lost, unless any such damage and loss are attributable to the gross negligence and wilful misconduct of the same Website Operator.
The Website Operator accepts no responsibility for damages deriving from the inaccessibility to the services present on the Website, disruption of the service, content cancellation, problems related to the networks, providers or telephone and/or internet connections, unauthorized accesses, data alteration, failure and/or malfunction of your electronic equipment.
It will be your responsibility to protect and correctly use your personal data, including the credentials allowing you to access the restricted services. You will also be responsible for any damaging consequence or prejudice that may derive to the Website Operator or third party from the incorrect use, loss or theft of your data.
The Website Operator has adopted all reasonable measures aimed at preventing the posting on the Website of contents and images that are likely to infringe a person’s human rights and dignity, in all possible forms and expressions. Should you deem however that such contents are offensive to your religious or ethical sensibility, or your dignity, please report it to the Website Operator (by sending the relevant notice to the following mailbox [email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org]. The Website Operator however warns you that the access, if any, to the contents deemed infringing or offensive is a deliberate act of yours and you are therefore the only person responsible for that.
The Website Operator has also adopted any useful precautions to ensure that all information present on the Website are correct, complete and updated. The Website Operator accepts however no responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of the contents posted on the Website, unless otherwise envisaged by the law. Should you find any error in the information present on the Website or realize that such information is not duly updated, please report it to the Website Operator sending the relevant notice to the following mailbox [email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org].
5. Applicable law and dispute resolution
These General Conditions of Use are governed by Italian law. Any dispute arising out of these General Conditions of Use between the Website Operator and you, may be resolved through the Alternative Dispute Resolution tool made available on the website of the Chamber of Commerce of Milan (www.risolvionline.com).
These General Conditions of Use may be updated or modified from time to time by the Website Operator. Any such modification shall become effective when posted on the Website. We therefore suggest that you review this document regularly.