Terms and Conditions

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE

 

These terms and conditions are only applicable to the website www.chocolaterieonline.com and are based on French law. They are applicable to the exclusion of all other terms and conditions.

 

ARTICLE 1 - Price

Prices are given in Euros and include all taxes except shipping and handling costs, which are indicated separately. For delivery of orders to a country other than mainland France, the customer is considered to be the importer of the product(s) concerned. Customs’ duty or other State taxes may be applicable and are payable by the customer, not by CHOCOLATERIEONLINE. Payment of these duties and taxes to the appropriate authorities and organizations, as well as any legal declarations, are entirely the responsibility of the customer. We recommend that you contact your country's authorities for information. All orders are payable in Euros, whatever the country of origin of the order. CHOCOLATERIEONLINE reserve the right to modify prices at anytime, however, products will be invoiced at the tariffs applicable at the time of receipt of your order, subject to availability.

 

ARTICLE 2 - Ordering

Orders can also by placed by phone at +33 (0)4 42 63 39 53 between 9am and 5pm (France local time) Monday through Friday. Contractual information will be provided in French and this information will be confirmed on delivery at the latest.

 

ARTICLE 3 - Confirmation

Our products are freshly made and we keep no additional stock. The manufacture of certain products can be halted temporarily or permanently due to the lack of availability or unacceptable quality of ingredients. As our primary objective is quality, we reserve the right to refuse a sale if this objective is not met. Our products are offered for sale subject to availability, which is linked essentially to ingredients availability and the absence of additional stocks. For packaging that is not stored at our laboratory, our products are subject to availability from our suppliers. If, after placing your order, the absence of a product or its packaging renders any part of your order unavailable we will inform you by e-mail or by telephone.

 

ARTICLE 4 - Availability

Our products are freshly made and we keep no additional stock. The manufacture of certain products can be halted temporarily or permanently due to the lack of availability or unacceptable quality of ingredients. As our primary objective is quality, we reserve the right to refuse a sale if this objective is not met. Our products are offered for sale subject to availability, which is linked essentially to ingredients availability and the absence of additional stocks. For packaging that is not stored at our laboratory, our products are subject to availability from our suppliers. If, after placing your order, the absence of a product or its packaging renders any part of your order unavailable we will inform you by e-mail or by telephone.

 

ARTICLE 5 - Delivery

Products are dispatched to the delivery address given at the time of ordering. The delivery times given are estimated times and take into account the preparation time and dispatch via the French postal service for products destined for mainland France and Monaco. If any articles are deliverable later as a result of temporary unavailability, the delivery time given is based on the supply of the delayed article(s). However, CHOCOLATERIEONLINE reserves the right to supply orders in several deliveries. Only dispatched products are payable and CHOCOLATERIEONLINE will refund any difference between the initial transaction and the products actually delivered. Postage and packing costs will be invoiced for one delivery. In the event of an unexpected delay, we will inform you by e-mail.

 

ARTICLE 6 - Payment

Credit card transactions and all security protocol are handled by our bank, Crédit Agricole. You can pay as follows:

  • By credit card: Visa, MasterCard, American Express and other French “Cartes Bleues”.
  • By check payable to 'CHOCOLATERIEONLINE'
  • By bank transfer/wire. If you choose this method, please call us to request our bank details.
  • By Paypal.

For payments by check, we cannot dispatch your order until your check has been received, however urgent your order may be.

 

ARTICLE 7 : Website Security

Our website is equipped with a secure payment system. We have adopted the SSL encrypting procedure, and we have further reinforced the data encryption and scrambling system to protect as effectively as possible all sensitive data linked to payment. Furthermore, none of your bank details are stored on our site. Online payment is carried out directly via the website and systems of our partner bank, Crédit Agricole.

 

ARTICLE 8 - Customer Service

Our customer services department is available to answer all your questions on +33 (0)4 42 63 39 53.

 

ARTICLE 9 - Intellectual Property

All text, descriptions, illustrations and images present on the websites of CHOCOLATERIEONLINE are protected worldwide by copyright and intellectual property laws. For this reason, and in accordance with the French Code of Intellectual Property, they are intended for private use only, subject to the different, and occasionally more restrictive, conditions of the Code of Intellectual Property. Any other use is not permitted and is sanctioned by the Code of Intellectual Property unless authorized in advance by CHOCOLATERIEONLINE. Any total or partial reproduction of CHOCOLATERIEONLINE catalogue is strictly forbidden.

 

ARTICLE 10 - Responsibility

All of our products are compliant with current French legislation. We cannot be held responsible for non compliance with legislation in the country of delivery. It is the responsibility of customers to verify regulations relative to the importation and usage of the products they intend to order with their local authorities. The photographs and descriptions of our products are not contractual, and we cannot therefore be held responsible for any error in the pictures or descriptions.

CHOCOLATERIEONLINE cannot be held responsible for the inability to fill an order if products are out of stock or unavailable, or in the event of an act of God, of flood or fire, or of industrial action or strike, notably by the postal service or the transport or communications industries. CHOCOLATERIEONLINE is not responsible for any prejudice suffered indirectly as a result of the above, such as the loss of business, loss of profit, loss of opportunity or any damages or costs. Hypertext links may redirect customers to websites other than www.chocolaterieonline.com. CHOCOLATERIEONLINE is not responsible for the content of external websites and cannot be held responsible if they contravene current law.

 

ARTICLE 11 - Applicable law - Disputes

The present contract is subject to French law. The language of the present contract is French. Any dispute will be handled exclusively by the French courts.

 

ARTICLE 12 - Personal Information

CHOCOLATERIEONLINE has registered its Internet file with the Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés (French data protection authority), as required by law.
CHOCOLATERIEONLINE guarantees that any information you provide is confidential and will not be made available to third parties. The information you provide will be used exclusively by us for the processing of your order, and to support and personalize any communication concerning our products and/or products reserved for customers of CHOCOLATERIEONLINE, notably via potential updates from CHOCOLATERIEONLINE to which you will be subscribed, as well as via the personalization of the website according to your interests. However, when you connect to our website at www.chocolaterieonline.com by clicking through from other websites that are partners of the CHOCOLATERIEONLINE and identified as such, it is possible that you might be monitored by “spyware” on these sites. Such incidents are not the responsibility of CHOCOLATERIEONLINE
In accordance with the French law on data protection dated January the 6th 1978, you are entitled to consult, rectify and oppose any personal information held about you. To do this, you should go to the “Account Management” section of the website and log in using your customer number and your password.
Access to your account is secured with cookies. If your browser does not accept cookies or if they are deactivated, you will not be able to use this service. The website www.chocolaterieonline.com is a service provided by CHOCOLATERIEONLINE. Head office: 70 route de la Coquillade – Espace Eole, Hall B – 13540 PUYRICARD – France.