Terms & Conditions of Sale
The Glass Code and theglasscode.com are respectively the brand and website owned by Heykon S.r.l. with registered office in Via E. De Amicis 53, 20123 Milano, Italy, henceforth "The Glass Code".
Submitting the order confirmation of the purchase formalises the successful sale and unconditional acceptance of our previously read and accepted general terms and conditions of sale.
By placing an order, you prepare to make an offer to purchase the product according to its terms and conditions. All orders are then subject to verification of availability and confirmation of the order price.
The Glass Code will not be responsible for damage or loss, direct or indirect, arising from the sale of goods and services offered on the site, including the delayed delivery of the product.
We ask you to enter an address for the delivery of your order so we may find you easily in order to avoid your parcel being returned to sender for which we will charge you the cost of the new shipment. Which is why you may want to provide a delivery address where someone will always be present, such as the workplace, a relative's home, or other. You then need to provide a contact telephone number so that the courier can contact you easily.
The product information included on the site is taken from information published by the manufacturers of the goods themselves.
If you need an invoice, we ask that you request it when you order, providing full details of the purchase. With the acceptance of the order you also agree to the invoice being sent electronically.
Indirect electronic commerce: certification of income, with a note on the register of considerations.
The configuration of e-commerce as mail order - and hence its classification in the retail trade - has reason to be there only if it refers to the so-called indirect electronic commerce, ie transactions carried out "on-line" only with regard to the preliminary stage of the order of goods and possibly also the related payment, but not with regard to the delivery to the home or place of business, to which delivery is taken in the traditional manner, through the shipper or express courier.
For this reason, with regard to VAT, the consideration for the sale of physical goods traded via the Internet must be certified on the basis of the requirements in the retail trade and in particular to those specifically related to mail order sales.
The sales in question are regulated by article 2, paragraph 1, letter oo, of the DPR December 21, 1996, 696, according to which the exemption is determined by the certification fees (neither invoice nor receipt) for persons who carry out the mail-order, limited to these transfers.
Specifically, there is no requirement for certification (invoice, receipt or receipt) of the operation for sales to private consumers of goods traded via the Internet, it is sufficient only for our regular annotation on the register of charges.
The lack of an obligation to issue a sales receipt formed by correspondence does not preclude, however, that the Internet retailer should be required to issue the invoice, if such a release is required by the customer. In this case, the invoice is due regardless of how small the payment may be, as a threshold below which the dealer may refuse to issue the invoice is not provided for.
Mail-order sales, even with simplified administration, still fall under the operations mentioned in Article .22 of the DPR 633/72, according to which the invoice should always be issued if it is requested by the customer.
Jurisdiction and Competent court
The purchase contract is governed by Italian law. Any dispute concerning the interpretation or execution shall be submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Milan court.
Checking the contents of the package
We request that you check that the package is intact and undamaged. Do not accept the goods if any anomalies are found (package damaged or not intact) but alert the courier by writing on the waybill: PRODUCT DOES NOT CONFORM and informing The Glass Code by writing an email to email@example.com.
Method of payment
To conclude a contract with The Glass Code, the customer must be over 18 years old and possess a valid credit or debit card issued by a bank deemed reliable. The Glass Code reserves the right to reject any order request. If the order is accepted, you will be informed by e-mail.
When you place an order you undertake to ensure that all details provided are true and accurate, that you are authorised to use the credit or debit card to place your order and that there are sufficient funds to cover the cost of the products.
The Glass Code has entrusted the management of online payments to PayPal and accepts all major credit or prepaid cards:
- Visa Electron
- American Express
When you place an order, you'll receive an email confirming the receipt of your order: this email will only be an acknowledgement and will not constitute the acceptance of the order. The contract will not be concluded until The Glass Code sends the confirmation e-mail that the products ordered have been sent. Only the objects listed in the email confirmation sent upon shipment will be included in the final contract.
Price and Availability
Although The Glass Code is committed to ensuring that all details, descriptions and prices which appear on the website are accurate, errors may occur. If an error emerges in the price of the products you have ordered, we will inform you as soon as possible to give you the option of reconfirming the order at the correct price or cancelling it. If The Glass Code is unable to contact you, the order will be cancelled. If you cancel the order after the goods have already been paid for, you will receive a full refund. In cases where it is applicable, the price is inclusive of VAT. Prices are subject to change.
After receiving the order, The Glass Code carries a standard pre-authorization check on your payment card to ensure that there are sufficient funds to complete the transaction. The goods will not be dispatched until this pre-authorization check has been completed. Payment will be charged to the card after the order has been accepted.
Right of Withdrawal
You will be entitled to withdraw from the contract without giving any reason and without penalty within 14 working days of the receipt of goods from the execution of the contract. The right of withdrawal is exercised by written communication sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, The Glass Code will reimburse any expenses you have incurred without penalty, in the shortest time possible, and in any event no later than thirty (30) days from the date on which The Glass Code has been informed of your intention to exercise the withdrawal.
Account discount codes - From time to time we will offer discount codes to account holders; these can only be applied to purchases made through the account that the discount code was offered to and registered.
Promotional discount codes - Occasionally we will offer promotional discount codes which may apply in relation to all purchases or specific purchases made through our website.
The terms and conditions apply to all promotions, competitions and discount codes made by The Glass Code, (unless otherwise stated).
- Discount codes can not be combined. Only one can be used per order
- Some brands may be excluded from certain promotions
- A Voucher can not be applied to orders already processed.
Gift vouchers are only valid for a limited time and the voucher must be used by the date indicated on it: check when your voucher expires!
The Glass Code does not assume any responsibility for stolen or deleted gift vouchers.
The Glass Code will send the gift certificate as soon as the payment is confirmed or delivery date specified (if later). The Glass Code can not take any responsibility for any delay, regardless of what the reason may be.
We recommend that you verify the specified e-mail address; this will be your responsibility as we unfortunately can not accept any responsibility for any gift voucher used by someone other than the recipient if the e-mail address you entered is incorrect. In addition, we can not assume responsibility for any gift vouchers lost or used by someone other than the recipient after they have been sent. We ask you to make sure that the recipient has received the gift voucher, as it is your responsibility to keep the voucher data safe.
From time to time, gift vouchers may be blocked by annoying anti-spam filters, and it is up to the recipient to check these filters. We can not take responsibility if a gift voucher can not be delivered to the recipient's email address because of spam filters, firewalls, the recipient's e-mail box capacity or other factors beyond our control.
If you need a refund, this will be done in the same manner as the original payment method (such as a gift certificate, on the credit card / debit card account, or a combination of the two).
The Glass Code reserves the right to vary these terms and conditions.
The conditions of use that govern the discount code will be specified at the time of their issue.
Link to this website
Anyone can create links to the home page of The Glass Code, provided it is done so in a fair and legal manner and does not damage the reputation of The Glass Code or take advantage of it, however the link must not suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement by The Glass Code if none already exists.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless The Glass Code, its managers, officers, employees, consultants, agents, and affiliates from any third party claims, liability, damages and / or costs (including, without limitation, legal fees) resulting from the use of this website or your breach of the Terms of Service.
The Glass Code shall have the right to amend, remove or vary the Services and / or any page of this website under its sole and absolute discretion, at any time and without any notice.
If any part of these Terms of Service is invalid (including any provision in which we exclude our liability to you) the effectiveness of any other part of the Terms of Service will not be affected and all other provisions shall remain in full force and effect. In the event that any clause or part of it can be eliminated to make valid the remaining part, the clause shall be interpreted accordingly to every extent possible. Alternatively, the Customer agrees that the clause is rectified and interpreted in such a way as to reproduce as much as possible its original meaning, to the extent permitted by law.
The Glass Code shall implement a procedure for handling complaints that will be used to try to resolve disputes as they arise, contactable through email@example.com.
If The Glass Code takes no action regarding the violation of these Terms of Service, it will still be entitled to use its rights and remedies in any other case of violation of these Terms of Service.
Applicable Law and Jurisdiction
These Terms of Service shall be interpreted in accordance with the laws in force in Italy and in the case of any dispute or claim associated with these Terms of Service, such controversy or claim shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the court of Milan.
The Terms of Service constitute the entire agreement of the parties and supersede any and all prior and contemporaneous agreement between you and The Glass Code. Any waiver of the provisions of the Terms of Service will be effective only if approved in writing and signed by a manager of The Glass Code.
Conclusion of the Contract
The presentation of products on the Site constitutes an invitation to users of the Site to express and propose a purchase from The Glass Code. These offers are not binding for The Glass Code and, in particular, are not offered to the public according to art. 1336 of the Italian Civil Code, any decision on the acceptance of the proposals originally put forward is up to the full discretion of The Glass Code.
Conclusion of the contract via the Internet
- To proceed with the purchase of one or more products via the Internet, you will need to make a registration in advance on the site, providing The Glass Code, in accordance with the applicable provisions regarding the protection of personal data, all the data necessary to enable The Glass Code to execute the orders submitted.
- Once you have completed your registration, you can select one or more of the products which you wish to purchase, placing them into a virtual "shopping cart", where you can still see the contents before placing an order.
- By clicking on "Proceed to checkout", you will begin the process of carrying out the order. From the formulation phase of the order until its actual placing you will however, have the opportunity to review the data entered by clicking on the "Back" button, in order to identify and correct any erroneous information.
- Clicking on the "Complete Order" button at the end of the procedure started in Section 3 (see above), will result in placing the order from The Glass Code. Every order is duly submitted in accordance with such rules and shall be construed in all respects as a contractual proposal from your side. Placing an order will be promptly followed by a confirmation email from The Glass Code to the email address given regarding the receipt of the order. By sending this e-mail, we will tell you if the order can be accepted or not.
- The Glass Code shall have the right to accept or reject the orders received, in the case of non-acceptance, you can advance the rights or claims against The Glass Code in any way. In each case the order shall interpreted, and consequently the contract concluded and accepted at the moment you receive an e-mail order confirmation at your e-mail address, containing confirmation of the order.
Price, costs and delivery times
Product prices published on the homepage or in the different sections of the website are inclusive of VAT and do not include any taxes, and excise duties applicable in the country of the products' destination, which will be borne by The Glass Code whenever they may be different from Italy.
The Glass Code reserves the right to modify at any time the prices of TGC products that are shown on the site. Any changes to the prices of products will not, however, be put into effect if you have already forwarded an order.
The shipping costs are the responsibility of The Glass Code, making them completely free for the customer.
Delivery times may vary depending on availability of the product, The Glass Code shall not be liable for any warranty or condition regarding delivery times that are subject to possible delays due to the postal service or force majeure.
Orders are usually dispatched the next day (Monday to Friday) upon receipt of payment, and after checking the availability of the product in stock. Delivery times may vary depending on the product purchased and the destination, and can range from 2/3 working days for products with immediate availability (Fast shipping) to 7/10 working days for those in stock replenishment.
We highly recommend that you to tell us any instructions for delivery (eg bell with different names, times, people, etc.) in the part of the order reserved for communication.
The courier will not warn you by phone prior to delivery. If at the time of delivery there is no one present, the courier will leave a notice indicating the time of calling and the Shipping n°.
Payment and delivery
You will pay the full price of the products at the time of placing the order. It is understood that, in the case of non-acceptance, The Glass Code will promptly refund any eventual amounts already paid.
As part of the order process, The Glass Code may propose at their discretion, different modes of payment such as, but not limited to, payment by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express), payment via the secure system "Paypal", payment by debit card (eg "Postepay") and the payment by bank transfer. You will be required to indicate the mode of payment, among those proposed by The Glass Code, that you intend to use.
Import duties and taxes
Orders for countries outside the European Union may be subject to local government customs or import duties and taxes once the parcel reaches its destination. Customers are fully-responsible for any custom duties or taxes incurred.
The Glass Code cannot control or predict these charges and their amount because customs policies are widely different from country to country. If you desire to have further information about Customs fees please contact DHL customer service in your country or the Customs offices. The import taxes can be requested by the courier at the time of the delivery or later.
Invoices will be issued in electronic format only.
For deliveries, The Glass Code will use DHL courier service. We will send Glass Code products marked as "available" the soonest.
The Glass Code will not be liable for any failure or delay in the event that: (a) it has not been supplied according to the terms and conditions agreed with the supplier, despite having paid for the regular and timely purchase of products to cover the received order; (b) is unable to compensate for the lack of availability of such products, due to circumstances not under its control, and (c) you have been promptly notified that the The Glass Code products are unavailable. In any case, where the unavailability of The Glass Code products is due to one of the circumstances referred to in points (a) and (b) that does not allow the delivery of the product to proceed within thirty (30) days of submission of the order by the consumer, The Glass Code shall refund to the consumer any advance payment of the price within 30 (thirty) days from the day following that on which the order was sent.
The Glass Code will not be liable for any failure or delay in delivery due to reasons of force majeure, such as - but not limited to - strikes, provisions of the Public Authority, rationing or shortage of energy or raw materials, transportation difficulties, fire, flood, flooding and damage to industrial machinery not related to The Glass Code. The Glass Code will promptly communicate the occurrence and the absence of a force majeure event. If the force majeure event persists for a period in excess of thirty (30) days, either party shall be entitled to terminate the contract. In case of termination pursuant to this section, you will not be entitled to any compensation or damages of any kind, subject to the right to the refund of the amount already paid by way of price for the The Glass Code product covered by the order, within 14 days after the order itself.
Due to the risk of accidental perishing of the purchase made, The Glass Code products shall remain with The Glass Code until their delivery to you or any other person you specify. In case of a purchase made by someone other than the recipient, the risk of accidental loss of the article passes to the customer with the delivery of the The Glass Code product by The Glass Code Code to the first courier.
Warranty and claims management
The purchases made are subject to the rules of law concerning security, including, if applicable the rules laid down by the Consumer Code relating to warranty towards consumers.
When flaws and defects are found in products purchased under these Sale Terms and Conditions, you can contact us, under penalty of forfeiture within two months after the discovery, in the manner set out in these Terms & Conditions and require the repair or replacement of the product. You can choose between repair or replacement, except in the case where the option chosen is objectively impossible or excessively expensive compared to the other.
We will, as appropriate, carry out the repairs and replacements required within a reasonable period after receipt of the request. The Glass Code asks you to describe in as much detail as possible the nature of the fault or defect identified and possibly transmit a copy of the documents indicating the order or the order number, your phone number and any other relevant information about the proper identification of the claim. If you do not receive a reply within five (5) working days, we request that you continually press us for a reply. We also recommend that you check if e-mails are being blocked by any 'spam filters' or that emails are not reaching your address due to other technical problems.
Where (i) the repair or replacement requests are impossible or excessively costly, or (ii) did not take place within a reasonable period; or (iii) you have been caused considerable inconvenience, you can choose between an appropriate reduction of the price or the termination of the contract. Minor defects, would not, in any case be a cause for terminating the contract when it was not possible, or would be too costly to repair or replace the products.
For any inquiries, The Glass Code invites you, in each case, to contact the Customer Service, who can be contacted as follows: firstname.lastname@example.org.