These General Terms and Conditions ("GTC") are entered by and between Area Books, represented by Laure-Anne Kayser ("Publisher") and the Client ("Client"), for any online purchase done via the Publisher's website at www.area-books.com ("the Website").
SECTION 1 - Scope :
These GTC shall apply to all Orders placed trough Publisher’s Website. These GTC and the online order ("The Order") constitute the entire contractual documents binding between Publisher and Client.
SECTION 2 - Registration and accounts :
To order on the Website, Client is subject to a prior registration proceeding, by filing a registration form. Online purchasing is subject to Client’s prior authentication (ID and password). Client agrees to provide a valid e-mail address at his/her first connection. Any purchase on the Website requires a connection, a recent Internet browser and computer equipment.
SECTION 3 - Books presentation :
The presentation of the books on the website does not represent a legally binding offer but a non-binding online catalogue. Each book is accompanied by a description and is offered for sale, within the limits of available stocks.
SECTION 4 - Orders :
Client who wishes to purchase a book on the Website must fill first the Order form, with his/her ID, password and the books' references ordered. To confirm the Order, Client must tick the box "I have read and accepted the General Terms and Conditions" followed by the action "confirm", in order to be bound by his/her "double click". The "double click" constitutes an electronic signature, which has the same value than a written signature. This acceptance will be followed by immediate payment of the Order. Publisher will send Client, by e-mail, an order confirmation and the paid invoice, subject to the acceptance of the payment by Client's bank.
SECTION 5 - Prices :
Prices are quoted on the Website, inclusive of taxes and exclusive of delivery costs. For international deliveries, Client is responsible for any additional taxes and customs fees. Publisher reserves the right to change prices at any time, only the price indicated on the Site is binding between the parties. The payment methods are mentioned on the Website. Failure to pay, then Publisher shall suspend or cancel the purchase and/or withhold the products ordered.
SECTION 6 - Deliveries :
Publisher will deliver the books to the delivery address specified by Client in the Order form. Publisher declines all responsibility in case of incorrect address. The Publisher will inform Client of the time of delivery; however Publisher does not guarantee delivery by this date. The risks shall be borne by the Buyer from the moment the works have left the Publisher's premises. In the event of unavailability of a book, Client shall be informed promptly.
SECTION 7 - Warranties :
All works sold by Publisher benefit from the legal warranty provided by articles 1641 to 1649 of the French Civil Code. In the event of non-conformity of a product sold, it may be returned to Publisher who will take it back, exchange it or refund it. Any claim or request for exchange or refund must be addressed to Publisher, by email to the following address email@example.com
SECTION 8 - Liability :
Publisher's liability cannot be sought if the non-performance of the contract is attributable either to Client, or to the unforeseeable and insurmountable action of a third party, or to a case of force majeure.
SECTION 9 - Intellectual property :
Publisher will retain all right, title and interest in and to photographs, images and artworks. These Works are protected under intellectual property law and may not be reproduced, with the exception of reproductions made to promote the works sold on the Site, for which Publisher grants a non-exclusive licence for use.
SECTION 10 - Personal data :
In accordance with the Law of January 6, 1978 and the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (the "GDPR"), Publisher may collect and process Client’s personal data. To this end, Publisher informs Client that these personal data are mandatory for the registration on the Website and for any sale.Publisher also reserves the right, to transmit the collected data to its own clients. Clients may exercise his/her right of access, his/her right of rectification and deletion, his/her right to limit processing, his/her right to data portability as well as his/her right of opposition by contacting Publisher at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
SECTION 11 - Cookies :
When browsing the Site, information may be recorded in "cookie" files on the Client’s computer or terminal. A cookie is a small file, which does not allow the identification of Client but records information relating to his/her navigation and allows personalized offers or measures of audience. Client's consent will be requested prior to the installation of a cookie by means of a banner that will appear on the page of the Site consulted. Client may withdraw at any time his consent given prior to the implantation of a cookie. Refusal to install a cookie may result in the impossibility to access certain services.
SECTION 12 - Modifications :
Publisher reserves the right to amend these GTC from time to time.
SECTION 13 - Law and Jurisdiction :
These GTC shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of France. Any disputes relating to these GTC shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of France.
SECTION 14 - Contact information :
Questions about the Terms ans Conditions should be sent to us at email@example.com. Updated of the 10th December, 2020.