Terms and Conditions of Sale
1. OUR BUSINESS POLICY
1.1 The Vendor offers products for sale on www.valentino.com and its e-commerce business services are available exclusively to its end users, i.e. the "Consumers".
1.2 "Consumer" shall mean any individual who is acting for purposes which are outside his or her trade, business or profession. If you are not a Consumer, please do not buy any products on www.valentino.com.
1.3 The Vendor reserves the right not to process orders received from users who are not "Consumers" and any other order which does not comply with the Vendor's business policy.
1.4 These General Terms and Conditions of Sale exclusively regulate the offer, transmission and acceptance of purchase orders relating to products on www.valentino.com between the users of www.valentino.com and YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP.
1.5 The General Terms and Conditions of Sale do not regulate the supply of services or the sale of products performed by third parties that are on www.valentino.com through links, banners or other hypertext links. Before sending orders and purchasing products and services from those third parties, we recommend that you verify the third party's terms and conditions, since the Vendor shall under no circumstances be deemed liable for the supply of services provided by third parties or for the execution of e-commerce transactions between the users of www.valentino.com and third parties.
2. HOW TO EXECUTE A CONTRACT WITH THE VENDOR
2.1 In order to place an order for the purchase of one or more products on www.valentino.com, you must fill out the online order form and send it electronically to the Vendor, following the relevant instructions.
2.2 The order form contains a summary of these General Terms and Conditions of Sale, information on the main characteristics of each product ordered and corresponding unit price (including all applicable fees and taxes), the type of payment that you may use in order to purchase each product, shipping terms for the purchased products, shipping and delivery costs and the terms and conditions for returning purchased products.
2.3 An order shall be deemed to have been submitted when the Vendor receives your order form electronically and the order's information has been verified as correct.
2.4 Before submitting your order form for the purchase of products, you will be asked to carefully read the General Terms and Conditions of Sale, to print a copy using the print option and to save or reproduce a copy thereof for your own personal use.
2.5 The order form will be filed in our data base for the time required to process your order and as provided by law. You may access your order form by clicking on the section called Order Status.
2.6 Before submitting the order form, you will be asked to identify and correct possible input errors.
2.7 English is the language used for executing contracts with Vendor.
2.8 After your order form has been submitted, the Vendor will process your order.
2.9 The Vendor may not process purchases when there are not sufficient guarantees of solvency, when orders are incomplete or incorrect, or the products are no longer available. In the above cases, we shall inform you by email that the contract has not been executed and that the Vendor has not carried out your purchase order specifying the reasons thereof. If the products displayed on www.valentino.com are no longer available at the time of your last access and once the Vendor has received your order form, the Vendor shall inform you of the unavailability of the ordered products within thirty (30) days from the day after Vendor received your order. If the order form has been sent and the price has been paid for items that are no longer available, the Vendor will refund the amount paid for those items.
2.10 By submitting an order form to and making a contract with the Vendor, you unconditionally accept and undertake to observe the provisions of these General Terms and Conditions of Sale. Should you not agree with certain provisions of these General Terms and Conditions of Sale, please do not submit your order form for the purchase of products on www.valentino.com.
2.12 Upon submission of an order form, the Vendor shall send you a purchase order receipt email, containing a summary of the information related to the order form (General Terms and Conditions of Sale, the products' main characteristics, detailed information on the price, terms of payment, return policy and shipping costs).
3. GUARANTEES AND PRODUCT PRICE INDICATION
3.1 On www.valentino.com, we only offer products marked with theVALENTINO trademark. These products are purchased by us directly from the fashion house and/or the manufacturer authorized by the fashion house.
3.2 The Vendor does not sell second-hand products, flawed products or products of lower quality than the corresponding market standards.
3.3 The main characteristics of products are shown on www.valentino.com on each product page. The products offered for sale on www.valentino.com may not exactly correspond to the real garments in terms of image and colours due to the Internet browser or monitor used.
3.4 Prices are subject to change. Check the final price of sale before sending the relevant order form.
3.5 Purchase orders from Countries not included among those displayed on the splash page cannot be accepted by the Vendor.
3.6 All Products come with an identification tag attached with a disposable seal. Do not remove the tag or seal from the purchased products should you wish to return the purchased product.
3.7 Should you decide to exercise your right to return purchased products, the Vendor has the right to not accept returned products that are returned without the corresponding tag or seal or that have been altered from their original status or damaged.
4. CUSTOMS AND DUTIES
4.1 Upon arrival in your Country the contents of your order may be subject to Customs fees (taxes, duties, processing fees, brokerage fees, etc.), which are responsibility of the customer receiving the order. These fees are not under the Vendor's control. For this reason we recommend you verify with your local Customs office before you place an order. The Vendor is unable to estimate customs fees, taxes, duties, etc. so please contact your local authorities or Customs office for detailed information.
4.2 Both the item prices as well as the shipping charges you pay to We do NOT include Customs fees, import taxes, brokerage fees, or duties.
4.3 Should you refuse your order at the time of arrival or should you refuse to pay the Customs fees when your order arrives, the shipment will be returned to the Vendor and we will be charged the Customs fees plus return shipping costs. If you receive your order and accept to pay the Customs fees upon delivery, the Vendor will not issue refunds for the same in case of return of the purchased products.
4.4 Customs processing may delay the delivery of your order. Should you experience such delays please check with your local Customs offices. The invoice for the Customs fees could arrive weeks after you receive your order, separately from the same.
5.1 Payment of the product prices and relevant shipping costs must be made by using one of the procedures indicated on the order form.
5.2 In case of payment by Credit/Debit Card, all details (for example, card number or expiration date) will be sent by encrypted protocol to Banca Sella or other banks which provide remote electronic payment services, without third parties having any access thereto whatsoever. Such details will not be used by the Vendor except for performing the procedure relevant to your purchase or issuing refunds in the case of returns in compliance with the exercise of your return right or for reporting cases of fraud to the police. The price for the purchase of products and the corresponding shipping costs, as indicated in the order form, will be charged to your current account only when the purchased products are actually shipped.
6. SHIPPING AND DELIVERY OF THE PRODUCTS
For specific product shipping and delivery procedures see the Customer Care area. Please read these sections carefully. The information provided in these sections forms an integral part of these General Terms and Conditions of Sale and, consequently, shall be deemed to be fully read and accepted by you at the time your order form is sent.
7. CUSTOMER CARE
Please contact our Customer Care for further information.
8.1 You may return products purchased from Us, without any penalty and without specifying the reason, within thirty (30) days from receiving the products purchased on www.valentino.com.
8.2 To return products it is necessary to complete the online Return Form within 30 days from receiving the order.
8.3 The products must be returned within thirty (30) days from the date the package was delivered to you.
8.4 You can ship your returns to the Vendor with a shipping service of your choice and the return shipping will be at your own expense. Please verify that you have accurately completed and included with your parcel all the necessary documentation for Customs clearance. Customs authorities require that all such documentation be written in English so that it can be used both by the authorities of the country you are shipping from (for export) and the Italian authorities (for import). We recommend that you consult with local authorities and/or your selected shipping service to ensure that the documents are sufficient. The Vendor cannot be held responsible for parcels that are detained at Customs because of lacking or insufficient documentation. The Vendor therefore highly recommends that you choose a shipping service that permits you to trace the delivery at any time.
8.5 The return right - besides compliance with the terms and procedures described at par. 8.1, 8.2, 8.3 and 8.4 above - shall be deemed correctly exercised once the following conditions have been fully met:
- the online Return Form must be correctly completed and submitted within thirty (30) days from receipt of the order;
- the products must not have been used, worn, washed or damaged;
- the identification tag must still be attached to the products with the disposable seal;
- the products must be returned in their original packaging;
- the products must be returned within thirty (30) days from the date the package was delivered to you.
8.6 If the return right is exercised in conformity with the provisions set forth in this section, We shall refund the amount paid for the returned products.
8.7 The Vendor shall refund the amount already paid for the purchase of products and the shipping costs of their delivery to you only if the products are returned for reasons that may be due to the Vendor, such as when the products do not have the promised essential characteristics, have manufacturing defects or they have been erroneously delivered.
8.8 The Vendor shall refund amounts already paid as soon as possible and in any case within thirty (30) days from the date on which We became aware of your decision to exercise your return right. After having confirmed that the terms and conditions stated above have been duly complied with, We will promptly start the refund procedure as indicated in section 8.
8.9 In the event that your return does not comply with the terms and conditions set out in section 7 of these General Terms and Conditions of Sale, you will not be entitled to any refund of the amount already paid to the Vendor; nevertheless, you shall be entitled, at your own expense, to receive the products in the conditions in which they were sent back to the Vendor. If you do not wish to receive the products in the conditions in which they were sent back to the Vendor, We shall be entitled to keep the products and withhold the amount already received.
9. REFUND TIMES AND PROCEDURES
9.1 After the products have been returned, We shall check the conformity of the products with the conditions indicated in section 7 above. When the Vendor is able to confirm that such conditions have been met, We shall send you an email confirming the acceptance of the returned products.
9.2 Whatever payment type you used, the refund procedure shall be started by the Vendor within thirty (30) days from when the Vendor was informed of your decision to exercise your return right, after checking that the return right has been correctly exercised and that the returned products have been accepted.
9.3 If the recipient of the products indicated in the order form is different from the individual who made the payment for such products, the amount paid for returned items shall be refunded by the Vendor to the individual who made the payment.
9.4 The value date for the credit shall be the same as the value date of the original debit and consequently you shall not suffer interest losses.
10.2 You are advised to read, if you haven't already done so, our General Terms and Conditions of Use which also contain important information on how we process the personal data of our users and on the security systems of www.valentino.com.
11. GOVERNING LAW
These General Terms and Conditions of Sale are governed by Italian law and in particular by Italian legislative decree no. 206 of 6 September 2005 on distance contracts and by Italian legislative decree no. 70 of 9 April 2003 on certain aspects related to e-commerce.
12. AMENDMENTS AND UPDATES
The General Terms and Conditions of Sale may be amended from time to time due to new laws and regulations or other reasons. The new General Terms and Conditions of Sale shall be effective as of the date of publication on www.valentino.com.