You can exercise your right to return using one of the following methods in accordance with section 355 of the German Civil Code:
a) Online submission to the Vendor of the Return Form* found in the Customer Care area, completed in its entirety; in this instance, the Vendor will send you an email confirming that they have received your return request.
b) Sending to the Vendor the form – to be completed in its entirety – that can be downloaded from www.maison-alaia.com*.
c) Sending the Vendor another declaration explicitly stating your decision to withdraw from the sale contract.
In instances b) and c), your declaration must be addressed to Customer Care at the registered office of YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP S.p.A. company subject to the management and coordination of Compagnie Financière Richemont S.A., via Morimondo, 17 – Milano 20143, Milan. In all the above-mentioned instances a), b) and c), you will be responsible for proving that you exercised your right to withdraw from the sale contract correctly and within the specified time frame.
In accordance with section 355 of the German Civil Code, once you have exercised your right to withdraw from the sale contract, the products to be returned must be handed over to the courier within fourteen (14) days of the date you notified the Vendor of your decision to withdraw.
In accordance with section 312 g paragraph 2 of the German Civil Code, the right to return is excluded in the event that you purchased customised or personalised products, or sealed items that were opened after delivery and that cannot be returned for health or hygiene reasons. 1. Conditions for exercising the right to withdraw in accordance with sections 312 g and 355 of the German Civil Code
The right to withdraw from the sale contract shall be deemed correctly exercised if the following conditions have been fully met:
- The right to withdraw has been correctly exercised within fourteen (14) days of receiving the products following the procedures set out above
- The products have not been used, worn or washed and, in any case, compliant with the requirements detailed in the section on Compliance Checks below
- The identification tag with the disposable seal is still attached to the products as it constitutes an integral part of the product (see art. 5 below)
- The products are returned with their original packaging
- The products are handed over to the courier within fourteen (14) days of the date you notified the Vendor of your decision to withdraw from the sale contract
- The products are not damaged
The Vendor recommends you use the courier UPS (www.ups.com) for returning products. If you use UPS and the pre-printed label – which carries the return address – enclosed in the original order, you will not have to pay the return costs upfront. The Vendor will pay the courier UPS on your behalf and will deduct from your refund a fee equal to the cost incurred for delivering the purchased products to your home. Contact UPS to organise a return. The possibility of tracking each package sent at any time using this shipping method relieves you from any responsibility for loss or damage to the products during transit. If you decide to return products using a courier other than UPS, you will have to pay the return shipping costs upfront and you will be responsible for any loss or damage to the products during transit. In this event, you will also be refunded an amount equal to the standard shipping cost of the purchased products although, as per section 357 paragraph 2 of the German Civil Code, you will not be refunded for any additional costs incurred due to choosing another kind of shipment and delivery that is different to or faster than the standard method.3. Compliance checks for returned product(s)
Our products must be returned in a new and unused state, in perfect condition, with all protective materials in place and tags and stickers attached to them (if applicable), including all accessories and documents. We reserve our right not to accept any return if the product shows signs of wear, or has been used or altered from its original condition in any way or, as an alternative, may reduce the amount of any applicable refund or exchange accordingly.
For example we may make a reduction in the following circumstances:
- the product(s) have been used, worn, damaged or washed;
- the identification tag with the disposable seal is not attached to the product(s) or has not been returned. Please note that identification tag constitutes an integral part of each product;
- you have not returned any packaging which is an integral part of a product (such as a dust bag).
You will be informed if we propose to reduce your refund for this reason. In this instance, you may (as an alternative to us providing you with a reduced refund) choose to have the products sent back to you at your own expense. In the event of the latter, should you refuse this shipment, the Vendor reserves the right to retain both the products and the amount specified for the decreased refund owing to the decrease in value of the returned products.
You will be notified if the returned products cannot be accepted because they are not compliant with the conditions indicated in points 1 and 5 of previous section 1 or section 312 g paragraph 2 of the German Civil Code and you can choose, at your own expense, to have the products returned to you. If you refuse said delivery, the Vendor reserves the right to retain the products and the amount paid for the purchase of the products.4. Refund times and procedures
Once the Vendor has received the returned products and checked all requirements have been met, you will receive an email confirming that the return has been accepted and YNAP will proceed with a full refund, or, if the products are found to have decreased in value, you will receive an email informing you of the amount deducted from the refund and YNAP will proceed with the refund of the remaining amount. Whatever the form of payment used, the Vendor will process the refund as quickly as possible and, in any case, within fourteen (14) days from the date it was informed of your decision to exercise your right to return, and once it has checked that the return was carried out in compliance with the above conditions.
The time period for refunding the amount paid for purchasing the returned products depends on the form of payment used:
- Purchase by credit/debit card: refund time will depend on the card company, but will normally take place within two billing cycles. The credit's value date will be the same as the original debit. You will not, therefore, suffer any losses in terms of bank interest.
- Payment by PayPal: refunds will be credited to your PayPal account and will be visible immediately. The actual reimbursement of the credit card associated with your PayPal account will depend on the company that issued the card.
- Payment made by cash on delivery (if available): we will refund to the bank account indicated by you, so the time taken for the refund will depend on the accuracy of the information provided by you; the refund will usually take fourteen (14) days.
- Payment by SOFORT Banking (if available): time will depend on the SOFORT company’s policies.
If you are returning a product because of an error on our part or because it is damaged or defective, please notify YNAP by using the online Return Form on the website within thirty (30) days of receipt; if a product becomes faulty after the thirty (30) days please notify the Customer Care to obtain further returns information. You must return the products in the same condition in which you received them. For returning the products please see section 1 and 2 above.
YNAP will examine all products returned as damaged or defective and will notify you of your refund via email within a reasonable period of time. Subject to acceptance by YNAP of the damaged or defective goods, products returned by you because they are damaged or defective will be refunded in full, including the cost of delivery for sending the item to you and the cost incurred by you in returning the item to YNAP. In the event that YNAP does not find any defect with respect to the returned products and you are not able to prove the defect of the returned product, you will be notified that the returned products cannot be accepted and you are entitled to request that YNAP re-delivers the products to you at your own expense. If you do not request the re-delivery YNAP reserves the right to retain the products and the purchase price.
We remind you that all products sold by the Vendor include an identification tag attached with a disposable seal which is an integral part of the product. Please try on the products without removing the tag and seal. Products returned without the tag and seal will not be accepted.7. Governing law and dispute resolution
These conditions for exercising the right to withdraw from the sale contract are an integral part of the General Terms and Conditions of Sale and are governed by German law, and in particular by the German Civil Code and the German Introductory Act of the Civil Code (Deutsches Einführungsgesetz zum Bürgerlichen Gesetzbuch).
Please note that the European Commission provides a platform for alternative out-of-court resolution of disputes, available on the website http://ec.europa.eu/odr.
*Download and fill in the Hardcopy Return Form to exercise your right to return.