Terms & Conditions

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

ABOUT

Designer’ s Link  owns the website http://designerlinks.fr

Designer’s Link  is a marketplace that allows brands  to sell luxury, recycled and  lifestyle products.  Designer’s Link does not have possession of any product listed or sold through Designer's Link marketplace. The contract for the sale is directly between buyer and seller.

 Designer’s does not review users' listings or content. Designer’s Link has no control over the goods and does not guarantee the existence, quality, safety or legality of items advertised; the truth or accuracy of users’ content, third party certifications that sellers might claim to have, listings or feedback; the ability of sellers to sell items; the ability of buyers to pay for items; or that a buyer or seller will actually complete a transaction or return an item.

 You agree that we are not responsible or liable to you for items sold through our platform. Any legal claim related to an item purchased through our website must be directly brought against the seller of the item, and not us.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

The contents of Designer’s Link: images, photos, dialogues, blogposts, sounds and videos, documents, designs, figures, logos and all other material, in any format, published on Designer’s Link, including the menus, web pages, graphics, patterns, tools, characters and design of the website, diagrams, layouts, methods, processes, functions and software that make up Designer’s Link are protected by copyright and by all other intellectual property rights of the owner and other owners of the rights. All reproduction, modification, posting, distributing, duplication, or any other misuse of the material in whole or in part, in any form, of Designer’s Link of its contents, without prior written permission by the owner is forbidden. The owner has the exclusive right to authorize or forbid direct or indirect, temporary or permanent reproduction, in any way or form, in whole or in part, of Designer’s Link and its contents.

THIRD-PARTY SERVICES

 Our services may contain links to third-party websites or services that we don’t own or control (for example, links to Facebook, Instagram and Paypal). You may also need to use a third party’s product or service in order to use some of our services (like institutes for online transactions which enables customers to pay with credit cards). When you access these third-party services, you do so at your own risk. The third parties may require you to accept their own terms of use. Designer’s Link is not a party to those agreements; they are solely between you and the third party.

RESPONSIBILITY FOR USE OF THE SITE

 Access to and use of Designer’s Link, including viewing the web pages, communication with the owner, the possibility of downloading information regarding the products and the purchase of the same on the website, constitute activities undertaken by the user is at the user's choice and risk. The user is personally responsible for his use of Designer’s Link and the relative contents. The owner in fact cannot be held responsible for any unlawful use of the site and the contents by any of its users, notwithstanding responsibility for fraud and gross negligence. In particular, the user will be exclusively responsible for communicating incorrect or false information and data, or data regarding third parties who have not given their express consent, or incorrect use of the same. The owner declines all responsibility for any damage arising from inaccessibility of the services on the site or any damage caused by virus, damaged files, errors, omissions, service interruptions, cancellations of the contents, problems connected to the network, to the providers or unauthorized access, alteration of data, lost or faulty functioning of the electronic equipment of the user himself.

PRIVACY POLICY

 Please see the section regarding the Privacy Policy below, which is also applicable should the user access Designer’s Link and use the relative services without purchase. Designer’s Link only collects and uses your information for marketing purposes connecting to Designer’s Link and shares your information to third parties only for order processing and shipping.

ACCEPTING THESE TERMS

These Terms & Conditions apply to your use of the website. Your use of our services as a vendor, customer or reader implies that you have read and accepted these Terms and Conditions. These terms are in addition to any other term that individual vendors within Designer’s Link may include for governing access to their shop page on Designer’s Link and for ordering goods from these vendors through Designer’s Link. The access rights granted to you under the Terms & Condition are non-transferable without the express written permission of the owner of Designer’s Link.

SITE TERMS OF USE MODIFICATIONS

Designer’s Link reserves the right, to modify or replace any part anytime of all agreements on Designer’s Link's site without notice. You are responsible for reviewing and becoming familiar with any changes. Your use of the services following the changes constitutes your acceptance of the updated Terms.

APPLICABLE LAW AND JURISDICTION

 These Terms & Conditions are governed by the laws of France.

SALES CONDITIONS

GENERAL

By shopping on Designer’s Link, you understand and agree to the terms & conditions in general above and the following:

 You are not buying directly from Designer’s Link, but from one of the many sellers on Designer’s Link.

 All orders placed on our website are sent from the different countries where the according vendors are based. That means if you buy products from several vendors, you won’t get all the products at once.

 The website is intended for use by customers worldwide. Depending on the shipping options available for particular products, however, some products are only available for purchase in some countries.

 It is recommended that customers read the default return terms on which vendors on the website make their goods available for purchase. However, each seller can have his or her own return policy. In case a vendor has defined his / her separate terms, these will overrule the default return terms. The „Default Return Terms“ can be accessed through the appropriate link on the website’s part Customer Care. If a vendor’s terms vary from the „Default Return Terms“, it will be stated under the “Shop Policy” tab as part of each individual vendor's shop page.

 Designer’s Link is not a party to, and has no obligations under, any contract that may be formed between the vendor and a customer in relation to any good.

GOODS

While Designer’s Link operates the website, all goods are available for purchase from the vendor and are sold by the vendor. Designer’s Link does not purchase the goods from the vendor.

 We do not review or control, and are not responsible in any way for product information and images on the website relating to shop articles and at no time do we possess any items offered for sale by sellers through the site.

PRICING

 Prices stated on the website apply to all orders made through the website. Where applicable the vendor calculates his local taxes and charges at checkout. All prices displayed in the shop, during cart and checkout are inclusive VAT. Any additional charges will be clearly displayed in the „Total Cost“section.

 The customer is responsible for the payment of customs taxes and the amount is calculated according to the law applicable in the country where goods are sent from. We do not know the amount of customs taxes that will be communicated to you by the carrier after the goods have reached their destination. In the event that the taxes are not paid and the shipment is refused or abandoned as a result, the shipment expenses and the customs taxes will be deduced from the total amount of the order and only the difference will be reimbursed.

PAYMENT

 The payment data is collected by the technological coding system (SSL) because the credit card data is directly entered on our website /checkout/ page. Having a SSL certificate allows us to process credit card and other personal info safely and securely. You can choose to pay the order by different credit cards. Accepted credit cards: Visa, Mastercard, PayPal.

At the moment, all transactions payed by credit card are controlled and managed by PayPal, which is a worldwide leading credit institute for online transactions and enables all vendors to easily accept credit and debit card payments from customers. PayPal processes and charges the cards, and automatically transfers the collected amount to the seller’s bank account.

The data related to your credit card will be managed by PayPal and the data related to your order will be managed by Designer’s Link and the according vendor.

ORDERS

We may refuse to process a transaction for any reason or refuse service to anyone at any time at our sole discretion. We will not be liable to you or any third party by reason of so refusing or by reason of unwinding or suspending any transaction after processing has begun.

RETURN POLICY

Our Returns Policy details how and when you can return any products you have ordered and is incorporated into these Terms by reference. We have set out our Returns Policy  to ensure that all necessary information is presented in a clear and accessible form, however, the contents do not affect any rights you may have at law.

SHIPPING POLICY

 Our Shipping Policy details how and when your products will be shipped and is incorporated into these Terms by reference. We have set out our Shipping Policy  to ensure that all necessary information is presented on a standalone page, in a clear and accessible form, however, the contents do not affect any rights you may have at law.

 VENDOR'S CONDITIONS

ACCESSING OUR SERVICES

 We will not be liable if for any reason any of the services are unavailable at any time or for any period. Designer’s Link cannot be responsible for any loss or interception of data sent to or from the website which occurs outside of its computer systems. Designer’s Link is not responsible for any consequent damages.

 The member is not allowed to offend against any laws with the use of our website.

 Any personal data and other information provided by you is processed by us in accordance with our Privacy Policy. By providing any such personal data or other information you agree to the terms of our Privacy Policy.

CONTENT

You do not claim intellectual property right or exclusive ownership to any of our blog posts or services, whether modified or unmodified. All posts and services are the property of Designer’s Link.

 Content that you post using our services is „Your Content“. We don’t make any claim to it. That includes anything you post using our services (like usernames, shop names, profile pictures, listing photos, listing descriptions, reviews, comments, videos, etc.).

You understand that you are solely responsible for Your Content. You represent that you have all necessary rights to Your Content and that you’re not infringing or violating any third party’s rights by posting it. You are using your own photographs, not photos used by other sellers or sites.

By posting Your Content through our services, you grant Designer’s Link a license to use it. You also grant a license to all our trusted partners which help us to promote your products. We and our trusted partners don’t claim any ownership to Your Content. That way, we won’t infringe any rights you have in Your Content and we can help promote your brand. The license includes use, display, edit, modify, reproduce, distribute, store, and prepare derivative works of Your Content to provide the services and to promote Designer’s Link shop, or the services in general, in any formats and through any channels, including across any services or third-party website or advertising medium.

 You agree that you will not post any content that is abusive, threatening, defamatory, obscene, false, misleading or uses the services in a manner that is fraudulent or deceptive.

Be honest with us and provide accurate information about yourself. We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by users. We have the right to remove any material or posting a user makes on the site.

In order to improve buyers experience, we may add or delete certain categories to your listings.

Reselling is not allowed on Designer’s Link marketplace. This means that you need to sell your products under your own brand.

YOUR VENDOR ACCOUNT

Our products and services are designed to give vendors as much control and ownership over their shop and articles as possible and to encourage vendors to express themselves freely. However, each vendor must be responsible for the content of their site.  As a vendor you are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and shop, and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under the account and any other actions taken in connection with your shop site. You are not allowed to describe or assign keywords to your site in a misleading or unlawful manner, including in a manner intended to trade on the name or reputation of others, and Designer’s Link may change or remove any description or keyword that it considers inappropriate or unlawful, or otherwise likely to cause Designer’s Link to be positioned for possible liability. Designer’s Link will not be liable for any acts or omissions by you, including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions.

ORDERS

 Make sure to execute the orders no later than 48 hours from their reception.

FEES & PRICING

You authorize Designer’s Link and third parties connected to the chosen payment method from the customer to automatically charge the applicable fees mentioned below :

 Currently, we are working with PayPal Adaptive for online transactions which enables customers to pay with credit cards. This third party automatically receives a commission for every transaction. This commission will be automatically deducted from the checkout price (gross amount) a customer pays. PayPal Adaptive processes and charges the cards, and automatically transfer the collected amount to the seller’s account. PayPal can  whenever they want change their commission rates.

Without the express written agreement of the owner of Designer’s Link, there is always a commission (exclusive third party fees mentioned above) charged for each product sold. The vendor's commission is calculated as the percentage of product price only (without shipping and VAT). This application fee is a compensation for the marketing service Designer’s Link does for each vendor. We may change our fees, or introduce new fees from time to time by posting the changes on the vendor’s dashboard or via e-mail 30 days in advance. You may close your account without penalty within 30 days of such notice being given.

If payments or amounts owed to Designer’s Link cannot be completed through the payment method on file for any reason, you remain obligated to pay Designer’ Link for all unpaid amounts and Designer’s Link reserves the right to seek reimbursement through other means plus any additional costs incurred by Designer’s Link in seeking reimbursement.

Prices stated on the website apply to all orders made through the website. If you are VAT obligated you need to select to each product you upload the dropdown „Standard Rates”.That means that the according local tax rate from where your shop is based will be applied to each product price at checkout. If you are not VAT obligated you need to select to each product you upload the dropdown „Zero Rates“. That means that it will not apply any VAT rate.

By choosing the „Standard Rate“it will also charge the same tax rate mentioned above for the shipping costs.

All in all it means that you do not need to add manually the VAT Rate to the product price as it will automatically add the VAT Rate by choosing „Standard Rate“ when uploading a product. So please consider: All prices indicated on the website before checkout are exclusive of VAT.

 You are solely responsible for clarifying if you are VAT obligated or not and if so to forward the collected taxes to the government.

Designer’s Link collects the correct amount of VAT from the vendors shop and we try to keep all the rates up to date. However, you are responsible for the correct rates to be applied and to inform Designer’s Link about any changes Designer’s Link might not have undertaken.

This working together requires that all vendors have a PayPal account when selling on Designer’s Link in order to receive the commissions due.

We may change our fees, or introduce new fees from time to time by posting the changes on your dashboard or via email 30 days in advance. You may close your account without penalty within 30 days of such notice being given.

For the future we are planning to implement more payment gateways as well in order to provide a great customer experience. We will inform you accordingly about any updates via email and on your dashboard, as it will lead to further registration from you and to different fees.

SHIPPING

 It is your responsibility to check if the shipping fees we installed for you are correctly set up. In order to provide excellent buyer experience, we highly recommend to only use an express delivery service with a tracking/traceable method (UPS or DHL).

You are required to update us once you have shipped the order. This allows us to update the customer.

 It is your responsibility to make sure that your shipping rates are up to date. You have to e-mail us if you want to change your shipping rates. We do not take any responsibility if your shipping rates are outdated.

RETURNS, CANCELLATION AND EXCHANGES

 To offer our customers and readers a comfortable customer experience, we suggest you to adjust to our default return policy which can be found above under the Sales Conditions. However, if you must have different terms because of the country laws where you are based or wish to have different ones, you must send us your policy.

Please be aware that in addition to our default return policy, each country has its own laws surrounding shipping, cancellations, returns and exchanges. You are solely responsible that you are align with the country laws where your shop is based, so please familiarize yourself with these laws. Our default return policy is mostly based on the EU consumer rights: http://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/consumers/shopping/guarantees-returns/index_en.htm

In case of refunds, you will need to transfer the appropriate amount back to the customer.

 

CUSTOMER SERVICE

 We expect our sellers to provide a high level of customer service and to maintain trust with your buyers. By selling on Designer’s Link, you agree to following:

Sellers are obliged to ship an item or otherwise complete a transaction with a buyer in a prompt manner, unless there is an exceptional circumstance.

Respond to Conversations in a timely manner.

Resolve disagreements or disputes directly with the buyer. In the unlikely event that you can’t reach a resolution, please contact : contact@designerslink.fr

If you are unable to complete an order, you must immediately notify the buyer and refund the whole amount to the customer. In order to receive the commission payed to “Designer’s Link” you will need to contact Designer’s Link by email:  contact@designerslink.fr

 

TERMINATION

Designer’s Link may terminate your access to all or any part of the website at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. If you wish to terminate this agreement you may simply discontinue using the website.

  We will not be liable to you for the effect that any changes to the services may have on you, including your income or your ability to generate revenue through the services.

 The Terms will remain in effect even after your access to the service is terminated, or your use of the service ends.

PERSONAL INFORMATION

 You are responsible for protecting members’ personal information you receive or process. This means that, to the extent you use the services outside of the sites, or to the extent your local jurisdiction requires it, you must maintain a privacy policy for your shop that is consistent with the privacy terms set forth in  Designer’s Link Terms of Use and Designer’s Link Privacy Policy. Such laws may require that you post, and comply with, your own privacy policy, which must be accessible to Designer’s Link members you interact with and compatible with this policy and Designer’s Link Terms of Use.

When you sell on Designer’s Link you may communicate with other members or have transactions with buyers. This means you may process personal information ( buyer name, email address, and shipping address) and may be considered an independent and separate “data controller” under EU law or other local regulations. If you disclose personal information like a buyer’s name and email address without the buyer’s consent, you are responsible for that unauthorized disclosure.

You may receive a buyer’s email address or other information as a result of entering into a transaction with that buyer. This information may only be used for Designer’s Link related communications or for Designer’s Link facilitated transactions. You may not use this information for unsolicited commercial messages or unauthorized transactions. Without the buyer’s consent, and subject to other applicable Designer’s Link policies and laws, you may not add any Designer’s Link member to your email or physical mailing list, use that buyer’s identity for marketing, or obtain or retain any payment information

PRIVACY POLICY

Our Privacy Policy details how your information is used when you use our services. The following Privacy Policy applies when the user enters the Designer’s Link website, navigates through the site and uses its services even without purchasing any products.

 The holders of the data collected by this website is Designer’s Link SAS  based at 229,  Alesia  street ,75014 PARIS/ France.

Designer’s Link is completely committed to protecting your privacy. The information you provide us during checkout is only being shared to third parties to process orders and to assist us in delivering administration type emails. Designer’s Link tries its best to ensure that your confidential information remains secure. Furthermore, Designer’s Link only collects and uses your information for marketing purposes connecting to Designer’s Link but we do not sell, give away, or otherwise distribute your address to any third party which is not involved in Designer’s Link. When you place an order, we'll ask you for your name, email address, mailing address, billing address, and credit card number with expiration date. This information allows us to process and fulfil your order and to notify you of your order status. Designer’s Link  uses your purchasing information for the purpose of providing you a more efficient and enjoyable shopping experience. We also monitor customer traffic patterns and site usage to help us develop the content, design, and layout of the web site.

Cookies are small data files that are automatically stored on your computer when you visit our websites. Cookies are used to track the pages of the websites you’ve visited and do not retain any personally identifiable information such as your name, address or any financial information. We may use cookies to enable you to use certain website features, remember the items in your shopping cart, store your preferences, recognize you when you return to our website, track your orders, and monitor and maintain information about your use of our websites. By using our websites, you consent to our placement of cookies on your computer.

 Designer’s Link considers the information you share with us to be personal and confidential. We do not sell, trade, or rent any of your personal information to others. Designer’s Link releases personal account information, in good faith, when such release is believed to be reasonably necessary. This includes situations in complying with the law; enforcing or applying the terms of any of our user agreements; or protecting the rights, property and safety of Designer’s Link, our customers, or affected third parties.

 The security of your information is very important to us. We use SSL technology to protect the security of your online order information. SSL technology encrypts your order information to protect it from being decoded by anyone other than Designer’s Link .Once you enter the checkout page your computer will begin communicating with our server in secure mode. You can tell that you are in secure mode by the following:

The "http" in the web address will be replaced by "https"

Depending on the browser, you will see either a padlock ( Microsoft Internet Explorer, AOL, Netscape Communicator) or a solid key ( Netscape Navigator) in the lower section of the browser window.

Only browsers that use SSL technology are able to order through our websites. If your browser does not support SSL, you can get an upgrade at Microsoft's or Netscape's home page.

 While we implement these and other security measures on our sites, please note that 100% security is not always possible. You play a role in protecting your information as well. Because your password permits access to your personal information, please keep your password secret and do not disclose it to others.

APPLICABLE LAW

 This Privacy Policy is controlled by the French Law which disciplines personal data processing.

MODIFICATIONS TO THE PRIVACY POLICY

 The owners may modify or simply update, in whole or in part, the Privacy Policy of the site, also in consideration of the modifications of the laws and regulations ruling the matter. The modifications and updates of the Privacy Policy will be communicated to the users in the Home Page as soon as they have been made and will be binding from the moment they are published on the website. For this reason, we recommend you visit this section regularly to check the most recent and updated publication of the Privacy Policy.