GTCS (General Terms and Conditions of Sale)
As a preface, it is strictly specified that these terms and conditions govern all sales by WE ART TOGETHER and its www.we-art-together.fr e-commerce site. They apply regardless of the stipulations of any other terms and conditions.
ARTICLE 1 - PRICES
1.1 – The prices of works, objets d’art and art books displayed in our gallery are stated in euros, all taxes* included, but not including delivery costs.
* VAT not deductible pursuant to the tax treatment for mark-up sales; article 297 A et seq. of the Tax Code.
Except on books, VAT of 5,5%.
1.2 – For an order to be delivered in a country other than metropolitan France, you are the importer of the works involved. For all works shipped outside of the European Union and the Overseas Departments and Territories, customs duties and any other local taxes, import fees or State taxes might be charged. Such taxes and fees are not handled by WE ART TOGETHER. You are fully responsible for making all necessary declarations and payments in that regard to the competent authorities and offices of your country. We recommend that you contact your local authorities for any information with respect thereto.
1.3 - WE ART TOGETHER reserves the right to change its prices at any time. The products are billed on the basis of prices applicable upon the recording of orders, provided that said products are available.
1.4 – The products remain WE ART TOGETHER’s property until full payment of the indicated price, pursuant to Act n°80 335 of 12 May 1980.
ARTICLE 2 - ORDER
2.1. Acceptance of these general terms and conditions
When you click on the validation button after processing your order, you acknowledge that you unconditionally accept these General Terms and Conditions.
2.2. Electronic signature
The “validation click” constitutes an electronic signature.
Between the parties, this electronic signature is deemed to be a handwritten signature.
We confirm receipt of your order by sending you an electronic mail.
Data recorded by we-art-together.fr constitute proof of all transactions concluded by we-art-together.fr and its customers. Data recorded by the payment system constitute proof of financial transactions. Purchase orders and invoices are stored on a reliable and sustainable medium that can be provided as proof.
ARTICLE 3 - DELIVERY
Delivery is made during business hours at the address you have indicated in the purchase order, within the average time specified upon placement of the order (see Shipment).
TO BENEFIT OF THE INSURANCE INCLUDED INTO THE SHIPPING
Do not forget during the delivery to verify the parcel in front of the carrier. That is very important. Also the insurance that we have included into the shipping will work.
The reserves such as: " under reserve ", " subject to unpacking ", " opened parcel " will not be acceptable in case of dispute.
If the carrier ever does not want to wait, please register on the travel voucher the following mention: " the pressing carrier did not leave me the time to verify the parcel".
In case of anomaly :
- Formulate on the delivery receipt very precise and characterized reserves
- (ex: hoarse glass, broken frame, etc).
- Note the exact missing number of parts or parcels and a precise description of the state of the parcel (opened, torn, intact...).
- Send imperatively a registered mail to the agency of delivery within 48 hours.
However, we hope that you do not have to make these complaints.
We are at your service for any further information.
ARTICLE 4 - PAYMENT
4.1. Payment for purchases is to be made only in euros:
•by bank card: Carte Bleue, Visa, Mastercard. Payment is secured on BNP Paribas’ Merc@net solution, integrating the ATOS Worldline secured payment system and the 3D secure protocol.
•by bank transfer: you will be given our account number upon placement of the order, after having selected this mode of payment.
•by certified bank cheque, issued by agencies located in the French territory or residents’ account, to the order of We Art Together, to be sent to We Art Together, 12 passage de la Fonderie 75011 Paris. This mode of payment can be used in the case of personal delivery or, in appropriate circumstances, possibly upon request.
•In cash (in the case of personal delivery) up to the legal ceiling of € 3,000.
Above € 3,000, payment by a certified bank cheque is mandatory.
4.2. The shipment is made upon effective receipt of your payment by WE ART TOGETHER (see Shipment).
For payment by certified bank cheque (mode of payment subject to prior application), do not forget to indicate the reference of your order.
4.3. Time required for acceptance of a bank transfer:
A bank transfer is a mode of payment that is very reliable. However, it has the disadvantage of not being immediate. Hence, we have determined a period that takes into account the time required for its processing, particularly when issued by agencies located outside of the French territory. Your transfer must be received within 7 (seven) business days. Otherwise, we will have to cancel your order.
In the restrictive cases indicated in « delivery cost » in the work’s specification – i.e. cases in which the shipment cost cannot be specified for all destinations because a quotation is necessary -- a customer who nevertheless wants to pursue his order on line may reserve a work after having indicated the delivery data that are required for issuing the quotation by clicking on «I buy », which engages his moral obligation. After the quotation is made and agreed to by the purchaser, the total order, delivery included, will be validated, as well as the confirmation of his payment. The time between delivery of the quotation to the customer and receipt of the payment shall not exceed 7 (seven) business days; otherwise, the order will be cancelled, and the object involved will be put back on sale.
ARTICLE 5: SECURITY
Our site has the protection of a very reliable security system, which integrates the latest generation of the ATOS Worldline system developed by Merc@net of BNP Paribas. (See secured online payment).
ARTICLE 6 – RIGHT OF RETRACTION
6.1 - Professionals and companies in French Law (article 121-16 from Consumer Code du code de la consommation and Directive from Council of 20 may 1997) cannot retract. The right of retraction is only in case of purchase for personal or family purchase.
6.2 – You have 7 business days from your receipt of the order within which to retract (in cases of nonconforming work, etc.) and to return to us the work in its original condition. You will be refunded only the prices of purchased works and the shipping cost, with the cost of return remaining your responsibility. The return of works and pieces of art is to be made to We Art Together, 12 passage de la fonderie 75011 Paris in their original condition, accompanied by a copy of the invoice. Regarding unique works and pieces of art (except for multiple prints or bound publications), we give special care to the packaging thereof, such as making customised boxes for particularly fragile orders. Certain works were exhibited in prestigious collections, and have a historical value in addition to the artistic and financial value. In the case of return of such works within seven days, we expect equal care to be given to the return shipment of said work. We will not refund the price of any work, objet d’art or rare edition that is returned to us in damaged condition.
6.3 – Refunds are made within 15 days of our receipt of the works, either by crediting your bank account or by cheque made payable to the customer who placed the order and sent us the billing address, whichever option is chosen by we-art-together.fr.
6.4 – Under no circumstance will COD (cash on delivery) shipments be accepted.
6.5 – The right of retraction does not concern personal purchase (choice of a special patina, dedication and other) but also when the work (bronze, large photograph, that's written into the artist portrait, introduction or biography) does not exist before the purchase which starts its production. Once the customer accepts the price of shipping and pay, no retractation will be possible.
ARTICLE 7 – CUSTOMER SERVICE
For any information or questions, you can contact us
•through our contact form
•address : WE ART TOGETHER, 12 passage de la fonderie, 75011 Paris.
ARTICLE 8 – RIGHTS IN WORKS OF ART
As the creator of his work, the artist remains the owner of the copyrights in the creation thereof as defined by French law. The rights of presentation, dissemination and reproduction of works displayed on the we-art-together.fr site belong to we-art-together.fr. Its authorisation is required for any exploitation of said rights. Therefore, your rights in the purchased work are limited to the right of private use, excluding any rights of presentation or reproduction.
ARTICLE 9 - NOMINATIVE DATA
The information you transmit to us in the registration form and your purchase order, or by any other means, may be subject to computerized data processing for treatment of your file, security of payments, shipment of the ordered work, and the setting up of commercial transactions. Therefore, solely for the aforesaid purposes, said information may be transmitted in France and in foreign countries to public entities or private companies. In confirming your order, you authorise us to distribute your information under these conditions. In accordance with Act n° 78-17 of 6 January 1978 (computerized data processing and individual rights), you may access, change and rectify your own data, or require that they be deleted from our database. You may exercise these rights by sending us an electronic mail.
ARTICLE 10 – FORCE MAJEURE
Pursuant to article 1148 of the Civil Code, WE ART TOGETHER shall not be held liable or deemed to be at fault in processing your file, if any tardiness or failure to execute is due to an event of force majeure.
ARTICLE 11 - GUARANTEES
WE ART TOGETHER commits to comply with all of the legal guarantees that you might properly invoke. Since the works displayed on our site are in conformity with French law, we disclaim all liability for violation of any other legislation specific to the place of delivery of the works. Therefore, we recommend that you take cognizance of the law applicable in the country of delivery.
ARTICLE 12 - APPLICABLE LAW - DISPUTES
This contract is governed by French law.
In the event of a dispute, the parties commit to attempt to amicably resolve it before initiating any legal action.
Only the French courts shall have jurisdiction.