SALE OF PRODUCTS AND SERVICES: RETURNS AND REFUSALS
Returning and refusing products and services
Consumers can change their minds after buying a fault-free product or service. They are entitled to ask to return a product or refuse a service, without stating a reason, provided that certain conditions are met. Although this right exists, it does not apply in all circumstances and depends on the place where the contract was concluded. To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase.
Remote sales, or sales outside commercial outlets
In remote sales (online, by telephone, from a catalogue, etc.), or sales outside commercial outlets (a salesperson comes to your home, on a trip, etc.), the buyer has a period of 14 calendar days to return the product and obtain a full refund.
The 14-day cooling-off period does not apply to certain products, including flight and train tickets, concert tickets, hotel reservations, vehicle hire reservations; home deliveries of food and beverages (e.g. supermarket deliveries); items made to measure or customised (e.g. bespoke suit); pre-sealed audio, video or computer software media (e.g. DVDs) which have been opened; online digital content, if you have already begun the download or live streaming and agreed that, by doing so, you forfeit your right to withdraw; products bought from private individuals and not from businesses or professional salespeople.
The cooling-off period ends 14 days after the date of purchase of the products or services. The cooling-off period under service contracts ends 14 days after the date of entering into the contract. If the cooling-off period ends on a non-working day, the period is extended to the next working day.
How to cancel purchases
A consumer wishing to cancel a purchase must notify the seller accordingly before the cancellation period expires. Our cancellation period is 14 days after the date of purchase of the products or services.
For remote sales, or sales outside commercial outlets, the seller must provide the buyer with a cancellation form to be used (if so wished) to notify of the decision to cancel.
The consumer has 14 days from the seller’s notification to return the products or services.
The consumer alone must meet the direct costs of returns if apply unless the provider offers to meet them.
How to obtain a refund
The seller must refund the amount paid within 14 days of receipt of the cancellation request. The provider can nevertheless postpone the refund if the products or services have not been returned with proof of purchase, or there is no proof of their return.
The refund must cover the whole price, including any despatch costs paid at the time of purchase. It must be refunded using the same means of payment as that used in the original sale.