GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE
Updated August 17th 2021
These General Terms and Conditions of Sale (hereinafter the "GTC") shall apply, without limitation or reservation, to all sales concluded through the electronic commercial website https://www.bolle-safety.com/gb/ (hereinafter "the Site") between Bolle Protection SARL, a French limited liability company, with share capital of €155 000, registered with the Trade and Companies Register of Lyon under number 325 330 322, whose registered office is located at 34 rue de la Soie - 69100 Villeurbanne (hereinafter "BOLLE SAFETY" or "us") and the end consumer wishing to purchase the products (hereinafter the "Products") sold on the site (hereinafter the "Customer").
BOLLE SAFETY and the Customer are jointly referred to as the "Parties".
The Customer declares that he/she has the legal capacity to enter into a contract within the meaning of articles 1145 et seq of the French Civil Code and certifies that he/she is a non-commercial individual of legal age acting for his/her personal needs. The Customer hereby agrees, warrants and undertakes that he/she may only purchase Products from the Site, exclusively for his/her personal needs and without a direct or indirect relationship with a business activity, intermediary or reseller. The Customer confirms his/her commitment not to resell the Products for commercial purposes.
2. Acceptance of the General Terms and Conditions of Sale
Placing an order on the Site implies full acceptance of these GTC which are accessible at any time on the Site. BOLLE SAFETY advise the Customer to print and retain a copy of these GTC for any future reference.
The GTC applicable to the order are those in effect on the date of placing the order. BOLLE SAFETY reserves the right to modify these GTC at any time. These changes are published online and are deemed to be accepted without reservation for any contract subsequently concluded when the Customer places an order on the Site accepting the GTC after they are posted online. It is the Customer’s responsibility to check the Site to ensure he is aware of any changes made to the GTC. In the event that one of the clauses of these GTC is rendered null and void by a change in law, regulation or by a court decision, this shall not under any circumstances affect the validity and compliance of these GTC nor call into question the validity of the other provisions which shall continue to apply.
- 3.1. Characteristics and information relating to the Products
The Customer may, prior to his/her order, refer to the Site to gather information regarding the essential characteristics of the Products he/she wishes to order, presented in each of the Product forms. The decision to purchase and the Product’s choice is the sole responsibility of the Customer.
The Customer is required to refer to the description of each Product he/she wants to order to understand its essential properties and characteristics. The information on the Site is as accurate as possible. However, photographs and other reproductions of the articles are indicative only and have no contractual value. Although we have made every effort to display the Product colours accurately, we cannot guarantee that a device's display of the colours accurately reflects the true colour of the Products.
- 3.2. Availability of the Products
Products offers and prices are valid as long as they are visible on the Site, except for some temporary discount operations whose duration and conditions will be specified on the Site. The Customer may consult the availability of the Products on the Product description page.
If Customer orders a single Product which happens to be unavailable, BOLLE SAFETY reserves the right to reject the order. In this case BOLLE SAFETY will inform Customer of his/her order cancellation by e-mail.
If several Products are ordered, and one of them is unavailable, BOLLE SAFETY will inform the Customer by e-mail. The rest of the order will be processed and sent to the Customer within the time limits specified in his/her order confirmation. Alternatively, the Customer may also choose to cancel his/her order in full, by contacting BOLLE SAFETY’s customer service by telephone or e-mail.
In order to ensure better quality of service and availability of the Products to all Customers of the Site, BOLLE SAFETY reserves the right to limit the quantity of Products that may be purchased by the Customer, in accordance with applicable provisions and in particular those of Article L. 121-11 of the Consumer Code.
In order to be able to place an order for Products, the Customer must follow the following steps:
- Add one or more Products available on the Site to his/her cart
- Choose a delivery method (standard or express);
- Specify his/her delivery address and check his/her contact details if he/she has an account on the Site;
- Account Creation: If the Customer decides to create an account, he/she will have to create his/her ID and password. The Customer must then ensure that his/her password is protected and not disclosed. It is important to note that the Customer is responsible for any purchases made with his/her ID and password, even if this is not his/her doing.
- No account creation (Guest checkout): The Customer may place an order without creating an account. He/she must then provide the information required to enter the order (surname and first name, e-mail address, delivery address, billing address and payment method).
- Select one of the payment methods offered on the Site;
- Accept the GTC;
- Check the elements of his/her order and, if applicable, return to the previous steps to correct the errors;
- Enter his/her payment details; the Customer must hold a valid credit card or an active PayPal account.
- Pay for the order by clicking on the " PLACE ORDER AND PAY”" button. In this respect, the Customer must hold a valid credit card or an active PayPal account.
In the event of prolonged inactivity during the connection it is possible that the Products selected prior to this inactivity may no longer be guaranteed. The Customer will then be invited to resume his/her selection from the start.
Following these steps, the Customer will then receive by e-mail:
- an acknowledgement of receipt representing confirmation of the order and a confirmation of payment.
- confirmation of shipment of the order,
BOLLE SAFETY reserves the right not to accept an order in the event of non-compliance with the GTC, in the event of errors, anomalies in the order (e.g. quantities ordered inappropriate for private or family use), in the event of a payment incident or suspicion of fraud and/or abuse.
5. Price – Payment – Delivery Expenses
Unless otherwise stipulated, the prices displayed on the Site are expressed in Euro (€) or Pound Sterling (£) according to the currency of the Customer's country of order and access to the Site. The price is payable in full at the time the order is shipped to the Customer.
BOLLE SAFETY reserves the right to modify prices at any time; the Products shall in any case be invoiced on the basis of the prices in force at the time of placing the order.
In accordance with applicable rules and regulations, any purchase made through the site is subject to value added tax (VAT) which will be specified when the order is validated. In this respect, the applicable VAT shall be that in effect in each member state where the items must be delivered in accordance with the purchase orders.
If one or more taxes or contributions are amended, as well as in the event of the creation of new taxes or contributions, this change may be passed on to the sale price of the Products. However, this shall not apply to any orders already placed; no tax or contribution not provided for at the time of the order may be subsequently requested from the Customer.
The prices invoiced are those in force on the date of the order. The Customer will be informed if prices are likely to change. The Customer is therefore asked to pay attention to the price in effect at the time of the order; this will appear on the Site when his/her Product is placed in the shopping cart. The price for orders already placed remains unaffected by such price changes.
To the fullest extent permitted by law, if there have been any errors on the Site, including pricing errors, we are not obliged to proceed with the order and we will notify you accordingly.
The amount of shipping costs related to the delivery of the Products will be automatically displayed on the Site at the time of validation of the shipping method (standard or express) chosen by the Customer and will be communicated to the Customer again in the e-mail confirming his/her order. The payment requested from the Customer corresponds to the total amount of the purchase, including delivery costs.
Confirmation of the price paid and delivery costs charged to the Customer in the form of an invoice in Euro(€) or Pound Sterling (£) is available to the Customer in his/her personal account accessible on the Site, if the Customer has an account, or by email on request from Customer Service.
The Customer’s invoice which includes the price paid and delivery costs in Euro (€) or Pound Sterling (£) is available and can be downloaded on Customer’s personal account accessible on the Site. If Customer placed an order without creating a customer account (guest checkout), Customer can still download his/her invoice on the Site, he/she can access to his/her order information by entering his order number, e-mail address and postal code, it will enable him/her to verify the order status and to download the corresponding invoice. Alternatively, when Customer’s order is shipped BOLLE SAFETY will send Customer a Shipping confirmation e-mail which will include a link to download Customer’s invoice.
The price is payable in full on the date the order is placed by the Customer, by secure payment, according to the following terms:
- by credit card, where accepted network cards are: Visa, MasterCard, debit card (American Express network cards are not accepted on the Site)
To this end, the Customer guarantees BOLLE SAFETY that he/she is the holder of the credit card he/she uses and that the name appearing on the card is his/her own. The Customer provides, in a secure internet environment, the number and expiry date appearing on the front of his/her credit card as well as the visual cryptography numbers appearing on the back (or front) of his/her card.
- by PayPal.
The amount due is the amount shown on the order validation page displayed to the Customer at the time of payment.
In the event that, for any reason whatsoever (opposition, refusal of the issuing centre, etc.), the debit of the sums owed by the Customer is impossible, the sale carried out would be immediately cancelled and the purchase process cancelled. The liability of BOLLE SAFETY may not be incurred in this respect.
BOLLE SAFETY also reserves the right to refuse the Customer any order or to honour a delivery if a previous payment dispute exists.
The Customer shall be debited in principle at the time of shipment of his/her order.
5.3. Transaction security
The details of the Customer's bank card are encrypted with SSL (Secure Socket Layer) protocol and will never be transmitted on the Internet unencrypted. The payment is made directly to our bank, which implies that no Customer banking information is transmitted on the Site.
Despite data encryption, BOLLE SAFETY notes that no data transmission on the Internet is 100% secure and that the information provided online can be potentially intercepted and used by persons other than the desired recipient.
5.4. Retention of title clause
The transfer of ownership of the Products to the Customer shall only be made after full payment of the price by the Customer, regardless of the date of delivery of the Products.
6.1. Place of delivery
The Products purchased on the Site are delivered to the delivery address that the Customer has provided when ordering. BOLLE SAFETY delivers to the following countries (hereinafter the "Delivery Area"):
- Metropolitan France
- the United Kingdom
- Spain (excluding Andorra, the Canary Islands, Ceuta et Melilla),
- Germany (excluding Helgoland and Büsingen) and Austria
- The Netherlands
The Customer is informed that BOLLE SAFETY may not be held liable for the inability to deliver the order outside the Delivery Area or in the event of incorrect information when the Customer enters his/her delivery address.
The Customer undertakes to provide all information relating to the delivery conditions (place, recipient, etc.) when entering the order. This information is binding on the Customer. In the event of an error in the wording of the recipient's contact information or other information, BOLLE SAFETY cannot be held liable for any inability to deliver the ordered Products.
6.2. Delivery deadline
Deliveries are made by carrier within the deadlines indicated on the Site (https://www.bolle-safety.com/gb/shippingpage.html), after preparation of the package and as of the date of shipment. The Customer is informed of the shipment of his/her order by e-mail.
BOLLE SAFETY asks the Customer to regularly check his/her order tracking on his/her customer account.
If a delivery is not completed by the estimated delivery time given, please contact us and we will investigate. If after this point, the delivery is not completed within a reasonable additional period, the Customer shall be entitled to cancel the order upon giving us notice
If BOLLE SAFETY is prevented from complying with the deadlines by a force majeure or accidental event (as defined in article 13 of the present GTC), in particular a fault attributable to the Customer, the delivery time is extended automatically according to the duration of the obstruction. BOLLE SAFETY will inform the Customer by e-mail of the occurrence and the end of such obstructions. If the obstruction lasts more than one (1) month, the Customer may terminate the order as of right, without the Customer being able to claim compensation, but the Customer will be entitled to a refund.
6.3. Cost of delivery
The cost of delivery (port charge) depends on the chosen delivery option (standard or express). It will be notified to the Customer before the order is validated.
6.4. Delivery terms
The carrier will inform the Customer of its allocated delivery time slot. In the event of absence during the allocated time slots, the Customer must inform the carrier at least two (2) business days before the agreed delivery date. Failing this, additional deliveries may be invoiced to the Customer by the carrier.
Delivery is deemed to have taken place at the time of receipt of the order at the address that the Customer has indicated at the time of the order.
At the time of delivery, the Customer is required to check the condition of the package and its contents on receipt. In the event of any damage or other issue, the delivery must be refused with mandatory registration of the "rejected for bad condition" note on the delivery slip as well as the date of receipt and signature. Mandatory statutory warranty claims to which the customer is entitled under the law of the country in which he has his habitual residence remain unaffected by the above provisions
If the Customer notices a damage or defect after delivery (maximum of two (2) days from the date of receipt), the Customer must contact the Customer Service which will inform the Customer about the procedure to follow.
If no one is available at your address to take delivery and the Products cannot be posted through your letterbox, we will leave you a note informing you of how to rearrange delivery or collect the Products from a local depot which may incur additional costs.
If a delivery attempt at Customer’s address is unsuccessful, Customer acknowledges that the carrier may also deliver the Products to a pick-up point and will inform you via e-mail or SMS about how to rearrange delivery or where to collect the Products.
The Product will be at your risk once we have delivered the Product.
7. Right of withdrawal
7.1. Right and period of withdrawal
The Customer has, under the conditions stipulated in articles L. 221-18 to L. 221-28 of the French Consumer Code, a right of withdrawal relating to the Products purchased on the Site. UK customers have under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 a right to change their mind, within fourteen (14) calendar days from the date of receipt of the Products.
The Customer must inform BOLLE SAFETY of his/her decision to exercise his/her right of withdrawal on or before the expiry of the aforementioned period. The Customer has the option of completing and submitting his/her declaration of cancellation either:
- via an online form which he/her can access by connecting to his/her customer account;
- or by directly contacting BOLLE SAFETY Customer Service, which will inform the Customer of the procedure to follow;
- The Customer may also send his/her request on plain paper to the following address: BOLLE SAFETY(France) – Customer service – 34 rue de la Soie – 69100 Villeurbanne – France. The Customer may, if he/she wishes, use the withdrawal form model available in Appendix I of these GTC.
The Customer shall receive confirmation of his/her withdrawal without delay by e-mail.
The Customer does not have a right to change their mind in regard to Products sealed for health protection or hygiene purposes, once these have been unsealed after the Customer receives them.
7.2. Procedure for return of Products
As part of the exercise of the right of withdrawal, the Product must be returned in its original packaging, in perfect condition (not stained, damaged, used or worn), complete (including user notice and accessories if applicable) to the following address:
Return Service – BOLLE SAFETY -
25 RUE DU MOLLARET
38070 SAINT QUENTIN FALLAVIER
- the Customer must return the Products to BOLLE SAFETY via its carrier, within a maximum period of 14 days from the date on which he/she informed BOLLE SAFETY of his/herwithdrawal declaration, using the pre-printed return label that the Customer received in his/her original package (the return shipping costs will be deducted from Customer’s reimbursement). The instructions to follow will be detailed in the return slip provided to the Client. Any delay, loss or damage in carriage is at the risk of the Customer.
- If the Customer cannot or does not wish to use the pre-printed return label service, he/she may contact Customer Service which will record the return of the Product. In this case, BOLLE SAFETY shall not be liable in the event of loss, shipment to a wrong address or delay in delivery of a Product which the Customer wishes to return, to the extent that the risks of the transport that the Customer has chosen and initiated lie exclusively with the Customer.
BOLLE SAFETY reserves the right to refuse the return of a Product and to not refund it or to not refund the full amount:
- in the event of non-compliance with the above-mentioned withdrawal procedure;
- in general, if our Customer Service is unable to identify the Customer or identify the order (order number, return number, contact information, etc.),
- if the Product is not in its packaging and original condition (documents and accessories), and in particular if the Product has suffered depreciation due to its handling or use.
If Customer complied with the withdrawal procedure described in article 7.1 and 7.3, BOLLE SAFETY will refund the returned Product(s) within fourteen (14) calendar days from the date on which BOLLE SAFETY has been informed of the Customer's decision to exercise his/her right of withdrawal. BOLLE SAFETY will send a confirmation of withdrawal to Customer by e-mail. However, BOLLE SAFETY reserves the right to withhold refund until the date of reception of the returned Product by BOLLE SAFETY or until Customer provides proof of shipment of the returned Products, whichever comes earlier.
BOLLE SAFETY will provide the refund using the same payment method as the Customer used for the initial transaction:
- If payment was made by credit card then the repayment will be made to the same credit card number.
- If payment was made by PayPal, then the refund will be made to the same PayPal account.
In the event that the Customer returns only some of the Products ordered and not all the Products, the delivery costs will not be reimbursed to the Customer. Only the returned Product will then be refunded to the Customer.
A lump sum of five (5) euros will be automatically deducted from the Customer reimbursement for transport costs of the Products returned, unless Client did not use the pre-printed return label service in which case the Customer would have already paid the return costs.
If the Customer does not use the return label provided with his/her order, it will be up to the Customer to return the Products him/herself and to retain any proof of return, which assumes that the Products are returned by registered mail or by any other means giving a fixed date for this shipment. In this case, the Customer is liable for return costs.
In the event of depreciation of a Product resulting from handling other than that necessary to establish the nature, characteristics and proper functioning of the Product (particularly for Products returned incomplete, damaged, deteriorated, spoiled, soiled or otherwise reasonably believed to have been used). BOLLE SAFETY reserves the right to refuse the refund or exchange of the damaged Product (unless it is a defective Product) which will be returned to the Customer or to make a deduction from the refund on account of the diminution in value.
BOLLE SAFETY will not provide a refund if the Products returned by the Customer do not correspond to the Product(s) ordered or if they originate from anywhere other than the Site.
8. Product Warranties
All information relating to the use of the Products and in particular the safety rules relating to these Products are set out in the instructions for use and documentation delivered with the Product.
All Products benefit from the legal warranty of conformity (articles L. 217-4 et seq. of the French Consumer Code reproduced in article 8.1) and the warranty against hidden defects (articles 1641 et seq. of the French Civil Code reproduced in article 8.2) enabling the Customer to return the defective or non-compliant Products delivered at no cost.
The provisions of these GTC are without prejudice to any of the Customer’s other mandatory statutory rights as a consumer.
8.1. Legal waranty of compliance
We are under a legal duty to supply products that are in conformity with this contract. See the box below for a summary of your key legal rights in relation to the Product. Nothing in these terms will affect your statutory rights.
Article L. 217-4 of the French Consumer Code:
The seller delivers goods in compliance with the contract and responds to the compliance defects existing at the time of delivery. The seller also responds to non-compliance resulting from the packaging, assembly instructions or installation when this has been carried out under the contract or under his/her responsibility.
Article L. 217-5 of the the French Consumer Code:
The goods are in compliance with the contract:
1° If they are fit for use as usually expected of similar goods and, if applicable:
- if they correspond to the description given by the seller and have the qualities that the seller has presented to the buyer in the form of a sample or model;
- if they present the qualities that a buyer may legitimately expect in respect of public statements made by the seller, by the producer or by his/her representative, particularly in advertising or labelling;
2° Or if they present the characteristics defined by mutual agreement by the parties or are fit for any special use sought by the buyer, brought to the attention of the seller and accepted by the seller.
Article L. 217-12 of the French Consumer Code:: Action resulting from non-compliance is time-barred within two years of delivery of the goods.
When acting within a legal warranty of conformity, the Customer:
- has a period of two years from the delivery of the Product to take action against BOLLE SAFETY, the seller;
- may choose between repair or replacement of the Product, subject to the cost conditions stipulated in article L. 217-9 of the French Consumer Code;
- is exempt from providing evidence of the existence of the non-compliance of the Product within two years following delivery of the Product;
As part of the legal guarantee of compliance, BOLLE SAFETY undertakes, at the choice of the Customer:
- either to repair the Product;
- or to replace the Product with an identical product based on available stocks;
However, in accordance with article L.217-9 of the French Consumer Code, BOLLE SAFETY may not proceed according to the Customer's choice if this choice has a clearly disproportionate cost with regard to the other method, taking into account the value of the goods or the significance of the defect. BOLLE SAFETY is then obliged to proceed, except when not possible, according to the terms not chosen by the Customer.
If the repair or replacement of the Product is impossible, the Customer may be refunded the price paid and return the Product or keep the Product and be refunded part of the price, unless the non-compliance is minor. The return, replacement or refund of the Product shall be at no cost to the Customer and shall not prevent the possible allocation of damages in the event that the Customer is entitled to this.
8.2. Warranty against hidden defects
Having regard to Article 1641 of the French Civil Code;
"The seller is bound by the warranty due to hidden defects in the item sold which render it unfit for the use to which it is intended, or which decrease this use to the extent that the buyer would not have acquired it, or would have paid a lower price, if he/she had known of these. ”
Article 1648 paragraph 1 of the French Civil Code:
"The action resulting from redhibitory defects must be brought by the purchaser within two years of discovery of the defect. ”
Article 2232 of the French Civil Code:
“The postponement of the starting point, suspension or interruption of the limitation period may not have the effect of bringing the period of the extinctive limitation beyond twenty years from the beginning of the right. ”
In case of hidden defects:
-The Customer shall be responsible for proving that it fulfils the conditions of the guarantee.
-The Customer will have the option of returning the Product and being refunded or keeping the Product and being refunded part of the price.
-The Customer may decide to implement the warranty against hidden defects in the Products within the meaning of article 1641 et seq. of the French Civil Code; in this case, he/she may choose between termination of the sale or a reduction in the sale price in accordance with article 1644 et seq. of the French Civil Code.
8.3. Exclusion of warranty
BOLLE SAFETY excludes from its warranty:
- defects resulting from any misuse of Products or use which would not be compliant with their intended purpose,
- defects resulting from Customer’s failure to comply with installation, use and maintenance instructions of Products,
- defects resulting from the deterioration and normal wear and tear of the Products,
-defects resulting from damage by abuse or negligence, the modification of the Products, or torsional shock, compression, fall or abnormal impact on the Product.
8.4. Implementation of guarantees
In respect of the Product warranties, BOLLE SAFETY undertakes, according to the Customer's choice, to:
- fully refund the Product
- repair the Product where possible and return it to the Customer at the address indicated by the Customer.
The procedure for returning the products is set out in article 7.2 of these GTC. The Customer must also specify the alleged non-compliance.
9. Customer Service -B2C-
In the event of difficulty occurring when ordering or delivering Products, with the Product warranty or in order to seek an amicable settlement, the Customer may contact Customer Service:
- At the following e-mail addresses:
France : firstname.lastname@example.org
United Kingdom : email@example.com
Germany : firstname.lastname@example.org
Austria : email@example.com
Spain : firstname.lastname@example.org
Belgium : email@example.com
Luxembourg : firstname.lastname@example.org
The Netherlands : email@example.com
Ireland : firstname.lastname@example.org
- By telephone: 00 800 1507 1507, open from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 6 pm (except public holidays)
- by post: BOLLE SAFETY – Customer service – 34 rue de la Soie – 69100 Villeurbanne – France.
- by completing the form on the following page: https://www.bolle-safety.com/gb/contactus
If we have to contact you we will do so by telephone or by writing to you at the email address or postal address you provided to us in your order.
10. Intellectual property
All the elements reproduced on the Site, including texts, comments, photos, brands, illustrations, logos, photographs and images as well as the underlying technology of the Site and its architecture are protected by intellectual property rights. These elements are and remain the exclusive property of BOLLE SAFETY or the owner of the intellectual property rights concerned, for which BOLLE SAFETY has lawfully acquired the licensing rights.
Any total or partial reproduction of the Site or of any of its elements, by any means whatsoever, on any medium whatsoever, and for any reason whatsoever, including any hyperlink leading to the Site and in particular using the framing, deep-linking, in-line linking or any other deep-linking technique is strictly prohibited and would constitute an infringement sanctioned by articles L.335-2 et seq. and/or L.716-1 et seq. of the French Intellectual Property Code.
11. Protection of personal data
On the basis of the execution of the sales contract and the legitimate interest in implementing its activities, BOLLE SAFETY informs the Customer that his/her personal data is collected and processed for the purposes of managing its order and more generally for the purposes of managing the customer relationship: account creation, order taking, delivery, delivery tracking, payment, management and monitoring right of withdrawal, request for exchange or return, after-sales service request.
12. Limitation of liability
BOLLE SAFETY shall not be liable for any inconvenience or damage inherent to the use of the Internet network, including service termination, external intrusion or due to the presence of computer viruses affecting access to or operation of the Site, except in the event of gross negligence or willful misconduct on our part.
If all efforts are made to ensure that the colour and design of the Products whose photos are displayed on the Site are true to the original Products; variations may occur, particularly due to the technical limitations on the Customer's computer equipment. Therefore, BOLLE SAFETY cannot be held liable for errors or unsubstantiated misstatements of the photographs or graphic representations of the Products appearing on the Site. In the event of any questions about the Products, the Customer may, of course, contact our Customer Service.
The Site may contain links to unpublished or uncontrolled third-party sites. Such links are provided for convenience only; they cannot and should not be interpreted as an express or implied endorsement of these sites, their content or any product or service offered therein.
If we fail to comply with these terms, we are responsible for loss or damage you suffer that is a foreseeable result of our breaking this contract, but we are not responsible for any loss or damage that is not foreseeable. Loss or damage is foreseeable if either it is obvious that it will happen or if, at the time the contract was made, both we and you knew it might happen, for example, if you discussed it with us during the sales process.
We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.
We are not liable for business losses. We only supply the products for domestic and private use. If you use the products for any commercial, business or re-sale purpose we will have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity or for any other direct or indirect losses you may suffer.
13. Force majeure
The occurrence of a force majeure event within the meaning of case law and article 1218 of the French Civil Code will result in the suspension of BOLLE SAFETY' obligations. This non-performance of the contract may not incur the liability of BOLLE SAFETY. If the force majeure event has a duration of more than one (1) month, BOLLE SAFETY may not honour the order and will be liable for reimbursing the Customer, if applicable, for the sums paid by him/her in respect of the order in question.
14. Method of proof
The Parties acknowledge that writing in electronic form is accepted as a probative medium in the same way as it is written in paper form.
Pursuant to article L213-1 of the Consumer Code, when an order relates to an amount equal to or greater than 120 Euros, BOLLE SAFETY retains the written document which establishes the contract concluded between BOLLE SAFETY and a Customer by electronic means for a period starting from the conclusion of the contract until the date of delivery of the property and for a period of ten years from that date (in accordance with decree 2005-137 of 16 February 2005). The Customer then has access to this document at any time, on request from Customer Service.
15. Applicable law – Disputes
French law has jurisdiction over these GTC.
However, if the Customer does not reside in Metropolitan France but in another country of the European Union, he/she may avail him/herself of the legal provisions applicable to his/her country of residence, when they are more favourable than the provisions of French law.
16. Consumer dispute mediation
The Customer is informed that in the event of a dispute he/she may turn to a mediator in aim to solve a conflict he/she would have with BOLLE SAFETY, the mediator will implement an amicable dispute resolution process.
In accordance with order No. 2015-1033 and decree No. 2015-1382, any dispute or consumer dispute, subject to article L.612-2 of the French Consumer Code, may be subject to an amicable settlement by mediation.
Therefore, Customer may, free of charge, turn to the Paris Center for Mediation and Arbitration (CMAP) if he/she has a conflict with BOLLE SAFETY which has not been solved after contacting our Customer Service. In order to submit its dispute to the CMPA, the Customer may (1) complete the online dedicated form on https://www.cmap.fr/cmap/file-your-request/turn-to-us-consumer-mediation/?lang=en, or (2) send his/her request by normal or registered post to CMAP Mediation Consumption 39, avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt – 75008 Paris. Regardless of the means used to refer to CMAP, his/her application must contain the following elements to be processed quickly: Customer postal, e-mail and telephone details, as well as the full name and address of BOLLE SAFETY, a brief statement of the facts and evidence of the preliminary steps taken with BOLLE SAFETY.
CMAP can handle referrals in English and in French, the mediation process will be conducted in one of those languages at Customer’s option.
In the absence of an amicable resolution or recourse to mediation, French courts shall have jurisdiction to hear all disputes to which these GTC may give rise. However, under the conditions specified in article 15 of Regulation No. 44/2001 of 22 December 2000, the Customer may refer the matter to the Court of the town/city where he/she is domiciled (provided that this domicile is located in the Delivery Area)
Alternatively, as of 15 February 2016, the European Commission's online platform for amicable dispute resolution has been open to the public. Any consumer who encounters a dispute with a company located within the territory of the Union has the opportunity to file an application for mediation through this European platform http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr. The Customer may also consult the website of the European Commission dedicated to consumer mediation: https://ec.europa.eu/info/live-work-travel-eu/consumers/resolve-your-consumer-complaint_en
17. Other Important Terms
BOLLE SAFETY reserves the right to sub-contract, transfer, assign or novate all or any of its rights and obligations under these GTC. Customer is not entitled to sub-contract, assign or otherwise tranfer any of his/her rights under these GTC without BOLLE SAFETY’s prior written consent. You need our consent to transfer your rights to someone else. You may only transfer your rights or your obligations under these GTC to another person if we agree to this in writing.
Even if BOLLE SAFETY delays enforcing these GTC, it can still enforce them later. If BOLLE SAFETY does not insist immediately that Customer do anything he/she is required to do under these GTC, or if BOLLE SAFETY delays in taking steps against you in respect of Customer breaching these GTC, that will not mean that Customer does not have to do those things and it will not prevent BOLLE SAFETY from taking steps against you at a later date. For example, if Customer misses a payment and BOLLE SAFETY does not immediately request it but continue to provide the products, BOLLE SAFETY can still require Customer to make the payment at a later date.