WHO WE ARE
PENNYBLACK is designed, created, produced and distributed by Manifatture del Nord, part of Max Mara Fashion Group.
Founded in 1978 PENNYBLACK is one of today's most popular women fashion brands in Italy and is constantly growing and widely spreading in Europe, Central Asia, Far East, South America and Australia.
PENNYBLACK's distinguishing traits are good value for money and totally satisfies the needs of today's outgoing and self confident woman, who is seeking a sophisticated but easy-to-wear style, and is looking for high quality fabrics and accurate finishing.
The Collections are designed by a group of innovative young designers from all around the world, confirming that the company pays attention to the new and most interesting emerging fashion scene.
PENNYBLACK offers a style that is constantly keeping up with the times, highly aware of trends without exasperating tones.
Three-labels highlight the brand and dress a woman in every hour of her day.
- PENNYBLACK BLACK LABEL: an elegant and sophisticated look for everyday, from workwear to the important meetings.
- PENNYBLACK GREY LABEL: A casual and informal style, easy-to-wear, from weekends to leisure time.
- PENNYBLACK PINK LABEL: ironic and romantic for the special moments, as well as glam parties and ceremonies.
The accessories are part of the must-haves of the season and are always updated with new details, materials and volumes.
PENNYBLACK is a perfect combination of authenticity and quality, expressed through research and selection of fabrics, colors, shapes and patterns.
MANIFATTURE DEL NORD S.R.L. UNIPERSONALE WELCOMES YOU TO ITS WEBSITE.
Please read the following notice carefully before surfing our website. This website is governed by the terms and conditions described in this notice, and may be changed at any time at our unquestionable judgement. Use of this site constitutes your agreement to be bound by and to act in accordance with these terms and conditions even if they are changed. The material contained in the site is used only for information or promotional purposes: Manifatture del Nord S.R.L. Unipersonale is and shall be the exclusive owner of information, photographs, trademarks and any other material contained in this site. The reproduction, partial and/or total, distribution, publication, transmission, any modification or the sale of everything contained in this site is strictly forbidden. The material contained in the site can only be used for personal use and not for commercial use: this use does not in any way grant any title, right or interest on the material contained here. Any use other than the authorised use described above is forbidden and is a violation to the rights of Manifatture del Nord S.R.L.
The information provided on this website may contain errors or inaccuracies and may not be up to date. Manifatture del Nord S.R.L. is not liable for the contents of the website. It is your responsibility to consider and verify the website’s contents and information, which may have been acquired from third parties, and its quality. Manifatture del Nord S.R.L. made a subjective assessment at the time of its publication when it indexed and selected said content and information but is under no obligation with regard to the results obtained and/or the satisfaction of the end user.
DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
Manifatture del Nord S.R.L. Unipersonale and its employees shall not be held liable for any damage caused in relation to the use of this site and the information it contains and to the functionality of the site. Whoever uses the information and/or materials contained here shall be fully responsible for any loss, damage and cost, whether direct or indirect, of whatever nature or amount, deriving from the use of the site.
REGISTRATION AND PERSONAL DATA
All information, ideas, images, photographs and materials in general, of any type, that you may send to this Site or to Manifatture del Nord S.R.L. Unipersonale in relation to this Site, with exception of personal data supplied by you, shall not be considered as confidential and through the act of sending them you irrevocably and freely transfer them to Manifatture del Nord S.R.L. Unipersonale which shall have the unconditioned and unlimited right to reproduce, transmit, distribute, change and, in general, use and sell the above mentioned information, ideas and material; the act of sending said information, ideas and materials is considered a consent to their free use by Manifatture del Nord S.R.L. Unipersonale without any obligation for Manifatture del Nord S.R.L. Unipersonale to refer to or to advertise, in any way or form, the fact it was sent unless expressly required by law. You shall be the sole responsible for the contents of the information, ideas, images, photographs and in general of all the information you send to this site; consequently you undertake to indemnify Manifatture del Nord S.R.L. Unipersonale and its employees, managers, directors against any damage, cost or loss suffered by Manifatture del Nord S.R.L. Unipersonale and against any compensation request by third parties to Manifatture del Nord S.R.L. Unipersonale for whatever reason or cause in relation to the information, ideas, images, photographs and materials you send to this site.
COLLECTION AND USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
PRIVACY INFORMATION NOTICE
Thank you for providing us with your personal data.
By visiting the website of Pennyblack, you acknowledge and accept the procedures described in this Privacy Notice.
WHY THIS NOTICE
These pages describe the methods and purposes of the management of this website pennyblack.com concerning the processing of personal data of the users consulting the site and using its functions, as better described below, as well as current and potential consumers who may consent to the processing of their personal data notified to the stores distributing the products of the brand.
This information notice is published also pursuant to art. 13 of Italian Legislative Decree (D.Lgs.) no. 196/2003 - Data Protection Act to anyone interacting with the web services of the website .pennyblack.com, which are accessible on-line from the website address: http://www.pennyblack.com on the home page and anyone interacting with the stores distributing the products of the brand.
This information notice also aims as far as possible to comply with Recommendation no. 2/2001 which the European authorities for data protection, within the Group established by art. 29 of Directive no. 95/46/EC, adopted on May 17, 2001 to identify some minimum requirements for the gathering of personal data on-line, and, particularly, the methods, timing and nature of the information which the data controllers must provide users when they connect to the web page, whatever the purpose of such connection.
METHODS AND PURPOSES OF THE DATA PROCESSING
Following the consultation of this website, information may be processed concerning identified or identifiable persons.
It is explicitly declared that if the user has come to the web services of the website pennyblack.com, which is managed by Manifatture del Nord S.r.l., as a result of advertisements on other websites and/or social networks (Facebook, Google etc.), it is possible that such action may be subject to impersonal and anonymous statistical monitoring in order to control the functions of the advertisements, also for security purposes.
The personal data is processed using mainly electronic or on-line means.
In the stores, the data may also be processed in hard copy and subsequently copied onto the computer platforms.
As a rule, the personal data may be processed differently depending on the purposes for which the user has consented their gathering and use.
In this regard, it is therefore possible to identify three different methods of gathering personal data, and consequently three different levels of processing, as specified below:
The user registers his/her e-mail address exclusively in order to receive all updates and news (sales initiatives, competitions, prize draws, opening of new stores, promotional sales in-store and on-line, cultural events etc.) concerning the brand and all brands of the Max Mara Group. It is also possible that the data is processed, with the user's consent, to create profiles based on language preferences defined according to the country indicated in the user's website navigation. In this case the purpose is that of arranging for communications to be sent in the most appropriate way possible, in line with the needs and interests of the customer.
b) “Guest” user
The personal data provided by the user is exclusively that required to complete the on-line purchase and manage/perform all phases of the sale, from order preparation to product delivery. In this field, therefore, the data is used and processed exclusively for notification to those parties that Manifatture del Nord S.r.l. has appointed to manage and complete the order, who may not however in turn use or process it for other purposes.
In particular, data must be entered in order to proceed with on-line purchases, complete orders and relative activities, manage payments, including anti-fraud controls for credit/debit card payments.
For on-line sales Manifatture del Nord S.r.l. uses the services of Diffusione Tessile S.r.l., and therefore in this case the data provided during the purchasing process (name, surname, address, credit/debit card number, delivery address if different from the invoicing address) will be sent to the person in charge of the anti-fraud controls for Diffusione Tessile S.r.l., with registered office in via Santi 8, 42025, Cavriago Reggio Emilia), Italy, and will be processed by them solely for that purpose (please also refer to the section on "Data Controller”). In this field, the data may also be used with reference to technical or commercial requests, concerning the state of progress of the orders and general requests for information; Manifatture del Nord S.r.l. may also use other companies to perform activities concerning the completion of orders and the delivery of the purchased products. These suppliers will be provided exclusively with the data required to perform their own specific tasks. Manifatture del Nord S.r.l. guarantees that such parties may not use the data for other purposes, and that they are also obliged to process the personal data in compliance with this privacy information notice, and in compliance with statutory requirements.
c) Registered user
Users may provide their personal data on-line on this website pennyblack.com through specific data entry screens, or at stores, also using paper forms. The personal data of registered users will be used, where explicitly requested, to send Newsletters, notices concerning commercial initiatives and promotions, to send advertising materials and any other promotional or commercial initiative or events, both by e-mail and by post.
The data may also be provided to shipping agencies, telephone companies, editorial companies, advertising agencies, companies specialized in marketing analyses and/or market research, services companies for the management of promotions, including competitions and/or prize draws, to other stores, also on-line, of the commercial chains belonging to the brands distributing the products of the Max Mara Group, consultants and agents, and to the suppliers of the purchased products.
After log-in using their own credentials, registered users may also proceed to purchase the products on-line. In this case, the personal data will also be processed in order to complete the on-line transaction and manage and perform all related phases, from order preparation to product delivery. In this field, therefore, the data is used and processed for notification to those parties that Manifatture del Nord S.r.l. has appointed to manage and complete the order, who may not however in turn use or process it for other purposes.
In particular, the data must be processed during the on-line purchase to complete orders and relative activities, manage payments, including anti-fraud controls for credit/debit card payments. During the purchasing process, the data of registered users (name, surname, address, credit card number, delivery address if different from the invoicing address) will be sent to the person in charge of the anti-fraud controls for Diffusione Tessile S.r.l., with registered offices in via Santi 8, 42025, Cavriago Reggio Emilia), Italy, and will be processed by them solely for that purpose (please also refer to the section on "Data Controller”). In this field, the data may also be used with reference to technical or commercial requests, concerning the state of progress of the orders and general requests for information; Manifatture del Nord S.r.l. may also use other companies to perform activities concerning the completion of orders and the delivery of the purchased products. These suppliers will be provided exclusively with the data required to perform their own specific tasks. Manifatture del Nord S.r.l. guarantees that such parties may not use the data for other purposes, and that they are also obliged to process the personal data in compliance with this privacy information notice, and in compliance with statutory requirements.
In some cases it is possible that the user can be identified directly or indirectly in person.
This is however done in compliance with the principle of strict necessity. The website is therefore structured in such a way that only the the minimum indispensable use of personal data is made.
When the purposes pursued can be performed using data in anonymous form, this will be the privileged procedure, thus excluding that the person can be identified.
Please also note that in some cases we may be required by law to disclose the data provided to third parties; in this case, your data may be made available to third parties who will process it autonomously and solely for the aforementioned purposes (for example, when requested by the police, the magistrates or other competent authorities).
As far as permitted by the current state of technology, we have adopted and comply with security measures to prevent the loss, unlawful or improper use of, or unauthorized access to, your data.
THE DATA CONTROLLER
It is important for users to be aware of the circumstance that, as this document aims to expressly inform, the recording through this website pennyblack.com, or in any case the notification of your data in the above-described methods, will also be valid and effective for the companies of the Max Mara Group and those appointed by them to provide on-line sales services and who shall therefore share such information all comply with this Policy Privacy.
Here below is the updated list as of the date of publication of this Policy of the companies in the Max Mara Group which may share the personal data gathered via this website as well as the data of the companies managing on-line product sales which are therefore co-controllers of the data:
Max Mara S.r.l.
Via G. Maramotti 4 – 42124 Reggio Emilia - Italy
Tel: +39 0522 3991, Fax: +39 0522 399.3993
Manifatture del Nord S.r.l.
Via Mazzacurati 6 – 42122 Reggio Emilia – Italy
Tel: +39 0522 3581, Fax: +39 0522 550018
Via G. Maramotti 4 - 42124 Reggio Emilia - Italy
Tel: +39 0522 927411, Fax: +39 0522 9274333,
Marina Rinaldi S.r.l.
Via Mazzacurati 4, - 42122 Reggio Emilia – Italy
Tel: +39 0522 3591, Fax: +39 0522 557701
Diffusione Tessile S.r.l.
Via Santi, 8 - 42025 Corte Tegge Cavriago (RE) - Italy
Tel: +39 0522 494953, Fax: +39 0522 944385
E-volve Service Sagl
Via Cantonale 2b, CH-6928 Manno, Switzerland
Tel: +41 91 630 64 54
Max Mara Fashion Group S.r.l.
Via del Carmine, 10 - 10122 Torino – Italy
Tel: +39 0522 3991, Fax: +39 0522 399.3254
The above-listed companies will autonomously process the data for the activities concerning their own brands and will share them with the other companies in the Max Mara Group exclusively for the purposes listed above (Methods and purposes of the data processing).
TYPES OF DATA PROCESSED
During normal operation, the computer systems and software procedures for the operation of this website acquire some personal data which is implicitly transmitted in the use of Internet communication protocols.
This information is not gathered in order to be associated to the identified persons, but which by its very nature could, if processed and associated to data held by third parties, lead to the identification of the users.
This category of data includes the IP addresses or names of computer domains used by the users when connecting to the website, URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) addresses of requested resources, the time of the request, the method used in submitting the request to the server, the size of the file obtained in reply, the numerical code indicating the state of the reply given by the server (OK, error, etc.) and other parameters concerning the operating system and computer environment of the user.
This data is used solely to gather statistical information on the use of the website and to check that it is working correctly.
NON-MANDATORY NATURE OF THE PROVISION OF DATA
In addition to what stated for the navigation data, users are free to provide their personal data in the specific request forms.
If they do not provide such information, however, it will not be possible to satisfy the requests made or continue with the procedures for which the personal data needs to be acquired. Specific security measures are ensured in order to prevent the loss of data, unlawful or improper use or unauthorised access.
RIGHTS OF THE PARTIES CONCERNED
The parties to which the personal data refers have the right at any time to obtain the confirmation of the existence or otherwise of their data and to know the contents and origin thereof, check the exact nature, check the correctness or request the integration, updating or correction of their data (Article 7 of the Data Protection Act). Pursuant to the same article, they have the right to obtain the deletion, transformation into an anonymous form or suspension of any data processed in breach of the law, and to oppose the processing of their data for legitimate reasons. Requests should be sent by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
This Privacy Notice can be automatically consulted on the most recent browsers using the P3P standard ("Platform for Privacy Preferences Project") proposed by the World Wide Web Consortium (www.w3c.org).
All efforts are made to ensure as far as possible the inter-operability of the functions of this website with the automatic control mechanisms applied for the purposes of privacy, available in some products used by the users.
For any further information, you are kindly invited to contact our Customer Service or send an e-mail to the following address: email@example.com
To know your rights and keep abreast of the privacy laws concerning the protection of persons in processing of personal data, you are advised to consult the website of the Ombudsman for the protection of personal data at http://www.garanteprivacy.it/.
The Act ensures that personal data is processed with respect for fundamental rights and freedoms, and personal dignity, with particular reference to confidentiality, personal identity and the right to the protection of personal data.
THE COMPANY DIFFUSIONE TESSILE S.R.L. HAS DECIDED TO SELL PENNYBLACK. BRAND PRODUCTS ON LINE, ON THE HTTP://WWW.PENNYBLACK.COM WEBSITE.
The system requires the customer’s active involvement and has been created in full compliance with regulations on remote selling and, in particular, arts. 50 et sequitur of the Consumer Code (Legislative Decree no. 206 of 6 September, 2005). Use of the remote selling process described in these general terms of sale is reserved exclusively to consumers as defined in art. 3 of Legislative Decree 206 of 6 September, 2005, and only if they are resident within Italian territory (defined below for brevity as the "Customer" or "Customers").
1. Area of application
These general terms of sale are applicable to all remote sales of Pennyblack. products through the website http://www.pennyblack.com.
These general terms of remote sale must be carefully examined by the Customer before completing the remote purchase procedure of the product indicated above. It remains understood that making a purchase order through http://www.pennyblack.com implies total and absolute knowledge of these general terms of sale and their full acceptance: in making the purchase order through http://www.pennyblack.com, the Customer unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with these general terms of sale in relations with Diffusione Tessile S.r.l., and also the terms of payment described below, also declares viewing and acceptance of all the information provided and acknowledges that Diffusione Tessile S.r.l. does not accept any terms other than these ones, unless agreed beforehand in writing.
These general terms of sale are applicable and valid for as long as they are published on http://www.pennyblack.com. If Pennyblack S.r.l. changes the general terms of sale in question, this information will be published on the website and the new general terms of sale will be applicable exclusively to orders made from the date of their publication.
2. Identification of the seller
Diffusione Tessile s.r.l., share capital of 2.500.000, fully paid up
Società unipersonale - Max Mara Group
Registered office: Via Santi 8, 42025 z.i. Corte Teggie Cavriago (RE) - Tel. +39 0522 494611 Fax +39 0522 944385
Financial Administrative Register: Reggio Emilia 156506/RE - Reggio Emilia Register of Companies, tax code and VAT number 01044120358 - Comun. VAT code 01044120358
2.1 Identification of the website owner
Manifatture del Nord S.r.l., Share capital of Euro 9,850,505.00, fully paid up
Società unipersonale - Max Mara Group
Registered office: 42122 Reggio Emilia, Italy - Via Mazzacurati, 6 - C.P. n° 20 San Maurizio - Tel. + 39 0522 3581 Fax + 39 0522 550018
Financial Administrative Register: Reggio Emilia no. 182469 - Reggio Emilia Register of Companies, tax code and VAT number 01397590355 - M. RE 004510
3. Information on the product
Information on the PENNYBLACK products available for remote sale through http://www.pennyblack.com is provided in compliance with current laws and, in particular, articles 52 and 53 of the Consumer Code.
4. Product order
The order may be made through the "E-shop" section of http://www.pennyblack.com, following the steps and instructions on the website itself.
The total amount of a single order may not exceed Euro 10,000.
At a positive conclusion of the Customer's payment transaction, Diffusione Tessile S.r.l will give immediate communication of the order's acceptance, reserving the right of notifying a contingent impossibility of handling the order itself to which will follow the cancellation of the order and concurrent refund of the payed amount, due to the depletion of goods, to circumstances beyond our control, or if the order wouldn't respond to a normal consumption demand. This constrain finds its application either regarding to the number of items bought in a single order, or in case of a number of orders including the same product or products, even if in each order is included a number of products responding to a normal consumption demand.
5. Product price
The product price published on the website refers to the individual article, expressed in Euro and including VAT. Maxima S.r.l. agrees to pay all taxes, duties, shipment charges and/or costs.
In compliance with the requirements of art. 53 of the Consumer Code, on acceptance of the order in accordance with art. 4) above, the Customer receives written confirmation showing the information on the products ordered, the amount paid, the details of the price of each product and the existence of the right to withdrawal, the times and methods for returning the article, the geographical address of the Diffusione Tessile S.r.l. office and information on the assistance service and any existing warranties.
6. Terms of payment
The Customer may only pay using a credit card or active PayPal account.
The following credit cards are accepted:
• Visa/Visa Electron;
The total amount of the order is taken from the credit card or Customer’s PayPal current account when the order is sent to Diffusione Tessile S.r.l. (when the Customer clicks on the “Order Confirmation” button), with simultaneous acceptance by Diffusione Tessile S.r.l. in accordance with art. 4 and activation of preparation of the products for shipment.
In order to prevent Internet fraud, payment made via http://www.pennyblack.com is managed on line by the bank which manages the Customer’s credit card, using the instruments provided by Banca Sella and PayPal. Banca Sella, PayPal and the respective associated companies are responsible for keeping and automatic processing in a protected environment of the information on each order, including the details of the credit card used.
For purposes of payment, the Customer must:
1) with credit card payment, confirm on http://www.pennyblack.com that they are the holder of the credit card being used and that the name indicated on the credit card is their own, then indicate the 16-figure number and expiry date on the «front» of the credit card and the security code on the «back»;
2) with payment using a PayPal current account, enter the access details in the specific space on the PayPal page, which will be automatically redirected to complete payment in the manner indicated by the service provider.
The order procedure will be considered as effectively concluded following completion of the payment operations, once the Customer has been redirected to the page of http://www.pennyblack.com showing confirmation of order acceptance.
If the debit cannot be made due to incorrect entry of data by the Customer or other technical reasons which will be communicated to the Customer by the payment service provider, the Customer may not conclude the "order confirmation" procedure; if the Customer leaves the payment page using the methods indicated by the service provider, they will be redirected to a page of http://www.pennyblack.com which indicates that the order cannot be confirmed. In this case, the contents of the order entered remain available to the Customer on their own personal page, as entered on attempting to obtain order confirmation.
Products are delivered exclusively within Italian territory, to the address indicated by the Customer and only after regular payment of the order sent to Diffusione Tessile S.r.l.
The Customer may not request delivery of products to post office boxes and/or similar.
In compliance with the requirements of art. 54 of the Consumer Code, Diffusione Tessile S.r.l. will deliver the products within a maximum of 20 days from the day when the Customer has transmitted the order.
Diffusione Tessile S.r.l. delivers the products via express shipping service. If the Customer discovers any damage to the product(s) on receiving it(them), they must notify the damage within the 48 hours following the delivery date, through the "Customer Service" in the "Contacts" section of http://www.pennyblack.com. At this point, the Customer must send a return request using the methods indicated on http://www.pennyblack.com in the "Returns & Exchanges" section, where the conditions and the actions necessary for exercising this right, the times, methods and any costs of return are also indicated.
If the recipient or another authorised person is unavailable to receive the shipment when delivery is attempted, the shipper will leave written notice, containing the details of the attempted delivery and the codes and contacts to use in order to arrange a subsequent delivery with the shipper. If the shipper does not receive any different instructions from the Customer, it will make a further two delivery attempts and, if unsuccessful, the shipment will be held in stock for 5 days at the expense of the shipper. At this point, Diffusione Tessile S.r.l. will contact the Customer at the contact addresses indicated during registration, in order to check for and resolve any intervening problems. In the absence of any response or the impossibility of agreeing a delivery date within said 5 days, the order will be cancelled, the Customer will be informed via e-mail and the amount paid will be refunded.
If both the following conditions occur:
- the product(s) is(are) not delivered to the Customer within 4 business days following shipment, as simultaneously indicated to the Customer by Diffusione Tessile S.r.l., and
- the Customer is unable to trace the place where the aforementioned goods are located using the on line system provided
the Customer must notify Diffusione Tessile S.r.l. of non-delivery of the product(s) through "Customer Service " in the "" section of http://www.pennyblack.com.
Diffusione Tessile S.r.l. guarantees a new shipment of the lost product(s) within 48 hours following notification, unless the products have become unavailable in the meantime or due to force majeure. In this case, the order will be cancelled immediately and the amount paid will be simultaneously refunded.
8. Limited liability
Diffusione Tessile S.r.l. will replace free of charge or refund any product sold which has been damaged during shipment performed by its own carrier, provided that:
• the Customer has notified the damage in writing through "Customer Service" in the "Contacts" section on http://www.pennyblack.com within 48 hours of the delivery date (in accordance with art. 7 above) and
• the Customer provides Diffusione Tessile S.r.l. with the product in question, together with the original packaging, and
• the numbered seal of warranty placed on the article during quality control prior to shipment is still present and intact on the product.
In the case of failure to comply with even only one of the above conditions, Diffusione Tessile S.r.l. will not refund the amount paid or replace the product which, in this case, will be immediately made available to the Customer for collection at their own expense. In this case, Diffusione Tessile S.r.l. will notify refusal of the return via e-mail, indicating where to collect the product.
9. Right of withdrawal and product return
The Customer may exercise the right of withdrawal contemplated by article 64 of the Consumer Code. It is in the interest of Diffusione Tessile S.r.l. for the Customer to be able to exercise this right of withdrawal in the best possible conditions.
The Customer may exercise the right of withdrawal within 20 (twenty) calendar days of the order delivery date, as certified by the shipper and indicated using the methods shown on http://www.pennyblack.com in the "Returns & Exchanges" section, where the conditions and actions necessary for exercising this right and the times, methods and any costs of the return operation are also indicated.
Within 10 (ten) calendar days of the withdrawal request as indicated above, the Customer may therefore return the products in the same conditions in which they were received, according to the instructions on http://www.pennyblack.com in the "Pristine conditions” section.
Return is considered as having taken place when:
• the articles being returned have been delivered to the express shipper, if the Customer has decided to use the goods return methods arranged by Diffusione Tessile S.r.l;
• the articles being returned have been delivered to personnel authorised by Diffusione Tessile S.r.l at the address and in the times communicated to the Customer, if the Customer decides to arrange return independently.
If the right of withdrawal is exercised in accordance with the above conditions, the value of the returned products, equivalent to their purchase price, will be refunded to the Customer within 30 (thirty) calendar days, starting from the date when Diffusione Tessile S.r.l. has received the withdrawal request and, in any case, within 10 (ten) business days of the goods being returned.
A Customer who has used one of the product return procedures indicated in the "Returns & Exchanges" section is fully entitled to a refund of the price paid and may ask for the amount to be credited onto the credit card or into the PayPal account used to make payment.
It remains understood, in all cases, that, according to the requirements of article 67 of the Consumer Code (Legislative Decree no. 206 of 6 September, 2005), the product being basically in pristine conditions is an essential requirement for the Customer to exercise the right of withdrawal. If the products returned by the Customer are damaged, incomplete, deteriorated and/or used in a manner which does not correspond with normal diligence, such as not to be in pristine conditions, they will not be refunded.
10. Product replacement for a size and/or colour change
Diffusione Tessile S.r.l. offers its Customers the possibility of replacing the product purchased remotely through http://www.pennyblack.com with an identical product, and therefore solely and exclusively the same model with a different size and/or colour, if the replacement request is sent within a maximum of 20 (twenty) calendar days from receipt of the product, using the methods and in the times indicated in the "Returns & Exchanges" section of the website, where the conditions and actions necessary for exercising this option and the methods and any costs of the return operation are also indicated.
Within a maximum of 10 (ten) calendar days from the above communication, the Customer may therefore return the products for replacement, in the same conditions as when they were delivered, according to the instructions on http://www.pennyblack.com in the "Pristine conditions" section.
As specified in said section, according to requirements indicated as "Pristine Conditions", any products the Customer wishes to replace but which lack the numbered seal of warranty placed on the article prior to delivery or which are deteriorated, damaged and/or used in a manner which does not correspond with normal diligence will not be replaced.
11. Conformity - Warranty
In guaranteeing conformity of the products purchased, legal warranties are also applicable to sale of the Diffusione Tessile S.r.l. products governed by these general terms.
The legal articles concerning Customers’ rights with Diffusione Tessile S.r.l. in the case of non-conformity of the products delivered and methods of applying them are indicated below:
« Article 129 of the Consumer Code:
1. The seller is required to deliver to the consumer products which conform with the contract of sale.
2. It is presumed that the consumer products conform with the contract if, where pertinent, the following circumstances co-exist: a) they are suitable for the normal use of goods of the same type; b) they conform with the description provided by the seller and possess the qualities of the good which the seller presented to the consumer as a sample or model; c) they have the normal characteristics and performance of a good of the same type, which the consumer may reasonably expect, taking into account the nature of the good and, if necessary, the public declarations on the specific characteristics of the goods made in this regard by the seller, the manufacturer or their agent or representative, particularly in advertising or on labelling; d) they are also suitable for the specific use intended by the consumer, as indicated by them to the seller in concluding the contract and which the seller has accepted, including for concluding facts.
3. There is no non-conformity if, on concluding the contract, the consumer was aware of the non-conformity in question or could not be unaware of it with normal diligence or if the non-conformity derives from the instructions or materials provided by the consumer.
4. The public declarations indicated in paragraph 2, letter c), are not binding on the seller when, including alternatively, it demonstrates that: a) it was not aware of the declaration and could not have discovered it using normal diligence; b) the declaration has been appropriately corrected by the moment when the contract is concluded, so that the consumer could be aware of it; c) the decision to purchase the consumer good was not influenced by the declaration.
5. Non-conformity deriving from incorrect installation of the consumer good is equivalent to non-conformity of the good when installation is included in the contract of sale and has been performed by the seller or under its responsibility. This equivalence is applied even when the product, designed to be installed by the consumer, has been installed by them incorrectly due to deficient installation instructions.»
« Article 130 of the Consumer Code:
1. The seller is liable to the consumer for any non-conformity existing at the moment of delivery of the good. 2. In the case of non-conformity, the consumer is entitled to have conformity of the good restored, at no expense, through repair or replacement, in accordance with paragraphs 3, 4, 5 and 6, or to a suitable reduction in price or termination of the contract, in accordance with paragraphs 7, 8 and 9. 3. The consumer may, at their own discretion, ask the seller to repair the good or replace it, at no expense in both cases, unless the remedy requested is objectively impossible or excessively expensive compared with another one. 4. For the purposes indicated in paragraph 3, a remedy is considered as excessively expensive if the seller sustains unreasonable costs compared with another one, taking into account: a) the value the good would have without the non-conformity; b) the extent of the non-conformity; c) the possibility of using the alternative remedy without any serious inconvenience for the consumer. 5. Repairs or replacement must be performed within a congruous time from the request and must not cause any serious inconvenience to the consumer, taking into account the nature of the good and the purpose for which the consumer has purchased it.
6. The costs indicated in paragraphs 2 and 3 refer to essential costs for restoring conformity of the goods, particularly with reference to the costs sustained for shipment, labour and materials.
7. The consumer may request, at their own discretion, an appropriate reduction in the price or termination of the contract in the following situations: a) repair and replacement are impossible or excessively expensive; b) the seller has not repaired or replaced the product within the congruent time indicated in paragraph 6; c) repair or replacement previously performed has caused serious inconvenience to the consumer.
8. Use of the good is taken into account in determining the amount of the reduction or refund.
9. After a non-conformity has been reported, the seller may offer the consumer any other remedy available, with the following effects: a) if the consumer has already requested one specific remedy, the seller is required to implement it, with the necessary consequences concerning the congruous period of time indicated in paragraph 6, unless the consumer accepts the alternative remedy proposed; b) if the consumer has not already requested a specific remedy, the consumer must accept the proposal or reject it and choose another remedy in accordance with this article.
10. A slight non-conformity for which repair or replacement is impossible or excessively expensive does not entitle the consumer to terminate the contract. »
«Article 132 of the Consumer Code:
1. The seller is liable, in accordance with article 130, when the non-conformity appears within two years of delivery of the good.
2. The consumer forfeits the rights according to article 130, paragraph 2, if they fail to report the non-conformity to the seller within two months of its discovery. Reporting the non-conformity is unnecessary if the seller has recognised or concealed its existence.
3. Unless proved otherwise, it is presumed that non-conformities which occur within six months of delivery of the good already existed at that date, unless this is incompatible with the nature of the good or with the nature of the non-conformity.
4. An action for recognition of defects not intentionally concealed by the seller may only be brought within twenty-six months of delivery of the good; a consumer who is ordered to fulfil the contract may nonetheless invoke the rights indicated in article 130, paragraph 2, provided that the non-conformity has been reported within two months of discovery and before expiry of the time-limit indicated in the previous sentence. »
The Customer must report any non-conformity discovered to Diffusione Tessile S.r.l. using the methods indicated on http://www.pennyblack.com in the "Returns & Exchanges" section, where the conditions and the actions necessary for requesting replacement or a refund and the methods and any costs of the return operation are also indicated.
12. Complaints - Communications - Information
For any information or complaint or for any communication concerning the general terms of remote sale, orders and/or PENNYBLACK products, the Customer may contact "Customer Service" through the "Contacts" section of http://www.pennyblack.com.
13. Requirements on privacy and protection of personal data
Diffusione Tessile S.r.l. is the owner of a database which contains the personal data of its customers. When a new customer makes an order, through http://www.pennyblack.com, the aforementioned database is updated with the data of the new customer, which makes it possible to satisfy the customer’s requirements as well as possible subsequently and assists in providing the assistance service guaranteed by Customer Service and by http://www.pennyblack.com. Data is collected and processed in accordance with the requirements of Legislative Decree no. 196 of 30 June, 2003 (“Privacy Code”). The Customer is entitled in all cases to obtain confirmation of the existence of personal data concerning them, even when not registered, and its communication in intelligible, and also to have the data updated, corrected or deleted and to oppose processing of their personal data in the cases contemplated by art. 7 of the Privacy Code and the other rights granted by the Privacy Code, through a written communication to be sent to Diffusione Tessile S.r.l.. For information on processing of customers’ personal data by Diffusione Tessile S.r.l. for sale of PENNYBLACK products through http://www.pennyblack.com, please view the Privacy Information, indicating the purposes of processing and/or communication and containing the contents published on the website.
14. Force majeure
Diffusione Tessile S.r.l. may suspend the services supplied in cases of unavoidable accident or force majeure which prevent or delay fulfilment. These cases, by way of example only, include war, revolts, insurrections, strikes or supply problems of Diffusione Tessile S.r.l. attributable to third-party suppliers.
Diffusione Tessile S.r.l. will inform the customer of any case of unavoidable accident or force majeure within 7 days of occurrence.
If suspension of supply persists for a period exceeding 15 days, the Customer may cancel the order made and the amounts already paid will be refunded.
15. Applicable law and court of competent jurisdiction
These general terms of sale are governed by Italian law. In the case of disputes over the interpretation, validity and/or fulfilment of these general terms of sale, the Customer is entitled to protect their interests through a consumer association in the forms of art. 140 of the Consumer Code, or to start a non-judicial conciliation procedure for settlement of consumer disputes in accordance with art. 141 of the Consumer Code. The Customer is entitled in all cases to perform the ordinary procedures for settling disputes over the interpretation, validity and/or fulfilment of these general terms of sale and, in this case, the sole competent court of competent jurisdiction will be in the place of residence or domicile of the consumer.
RELATED ARTICLES FROM THE CONSUMER CODE
Article 4 (Consumer education)
1. Education of consumers and users is designed to encourage awareness of their rights and interests, the development of associations, participation in administrative procedures and their presence in representative bodies.
2. The activities designed to educate consumers carried out by public or private bodies are not for promotional purposes. They are intended to explain clearly the characteristics of goods and services and to make the costs and benefits of choosing such goods and services clearly evident. They shall also give special consideration to those categories of consumers that are most vulnerable.
1. In good time prior to the conclusion of any distance contract, the consumer shall be provided with the following information:
a) the identity of the seller and, for contracts requiring payment in advance, the address thereof;
b) the main characteristics of the goods or services;
c) the price of the goods or services, including all taxes and duties;
d) delivery costs;
e) the arrangements for payment, delivery of the good or provision of the service and any other form of execution of the contract;
f) the existence of a right of withdrawal from or the exclusion of such right, pursuant to Article 55, Paragraph 2;
g) procedures and deadlines for the return or collection of the goods if the aforementioned right of withdrawal is exercised;
h) the cost of using the means of distance communication, where it is calculated other than at the basic rate;
i) the period for which the offer or the price remains valid;
j) the minimum duration of contracts for the supply of products or services to be provided continuously or repeatedly.
2. The information referred to in Paragraph 1 (the commercial purpose of which shall be required to be made clear) shall be required to be provided in a clear and comprehensible manner in any way appropriate to the means of distance communication used, and especially with due regard to the principles of good faith and integrity in commercial transactions, assessed in accordance with the protection requirements of particularly vulnerable categories of consumers.
3. For telephone communications, the identity of the professional and the commercial purpose of the call shall be required to be made explicit at the beginning of any telephone calls to consumers. Failure to observe this shall invalidate any contract. If e-mail is used, the regulations provided for at Article 9 of Legislative Decree no. 70 of 9 April 2003 shall apply.
4. If methods are used that allow personal communication, the information pursuant to Paragraph 1 shall be provided in Italian if the consumer so requests. In this case, confirmation and further information pursuant to Article 53 shall also be provided in Italian.
5. For e-commerce, professional information obligations should be added to the information provided for under Article 12 of Legislative Decree no. 70 of 9 April 2003.
(Written confirmation of information)
1. The consumer shall receive written confirmation (or, at his request, confirmation in another durable medium available and accessible thereto) of the information referred to in Article 52, Paragraph 1, before or when entering into any contract. By this time and in the same ways, consumers must also be provided with the following information:
a) details of the conditions and procedures for exercising the right of withdrawal pursuant to Section IV of this Chapter, including the cases pursuant to Article 65 Paragraph 3;
b) the address of the professional against whom the consumer may bring claims;
c) information about after-sales services and any existing guarantees;
d) conditions for withdrawing from the contract where it is of unspecified duration or a duration exceeding one year.
2. The provisions of this Article shall not apply to services which are provided via some means of distance communication, where they are supplied on only one occasion, and are invoiced by theoperator of the same means of distance communication. Even in this case the consumer must be able to obtain the address of the professional to which complaints may be addressed.
1. Unless agreed otherwise by both parties, a professional must implement orders by no later than thirty days after that upon which the consumer placed an order with the professional.
2. In the event of a professional failing to implement an order on the grounds that the goods or services ordered are permanently or even temporarily unavailable, the professional shall be required to inform the consumer by no later than the date specified at Paragraph 1, according to the procedures pursuant to Article 53, (1), and shall arrange to refund any sums already received in payment. Unless the consumer agrees otherwise, before or at the time of entering into the contract, the professional shall not fulfil his obligations by supplying anything other than that which has been agreed upon, even if it is of equivalent or superior value and quality.
1. The right of withdrawal provided for by Articles 64 et seq. and Articles 52, 53, and 54, (1) shall not apply to :
a) contracts for the supply of foodstuffs, beverages or other goods for everyday consumption supplied to the consumer's home, residence, or workplace by regular delivery personnel;
b) contracts for the provision of accommodation, transport, catering or leisure services, where the
supplier undertakes, when the contract is concluded, to provide these services on a certain date or by a specific date thereafter.
2. Unless otherwise agreed by both parties, consumers shall not be entitled to any right of withdrawal provided for by Articles 64 et seq. in the following cases:
a) the provision of services if provision thereof has already begun, with the consumer's agreement before the end of the period referred to in Article 64 Paragraph 1;
b) the supply of goods or services, the price of which is dependent on financial market rate fluctuations beyond a professional's control;
c) the supply of goods made to the customer's specifications or clearly customised or which, by virtue of their nature, cannot be returned or are liable to deteriorate or expire rapidly;
d) the supply of audio or video recordings or computer software which have been opened by a consumer;
e) the supply of newspapers, periodicals and magazines;
f) gaming and lottery services.
(Payment by card)
1. Consumers shall be entitled to by card where this is provided for in payment procedures, notification of which has been made to consumers pursuant to Article 52, Paragraph 1, subparagraph e).
2. Card issuers shall be required to credit consumers with payments for which consumers are able to demonstrate that an excess has been paid with regard to the price agreed upon, or payments made following fraudulent use of his card by the professional or a third party, save for application of
Article 12 of Decree-Law no. 143 of 3 May 1991, as amended by Law no.197 of 5 July 1991. Card issuers shall be entitled to charge professionals for any monies credited to the consumer.
Right of withdrawal
(Exercise of the right of withdrawal)
1. For distance contracts and contract proposals, or those negotiated away from business premises, consumers shall be entitled to a period of ten business days to withdraw from a contract without being liable to any penalty and without giving any reason, save for the provisions of Article 65, Paragraphs 3, 4, and 5.
2. Right of withdrawal may be exercised by making written notification, by no later than the term provided for at Paragraph 1, to the premises of the professional, by recorded delivery (with notification of receipt). Notification may also be sent, by the same term, by telegram, telex, e-mail or facsimile machine, provided that confirmation is also given by recorded delivery (with notification of receipt) by no later than 48 hours thereafter; a by recorded delivery letter shall be understood to have been sent in good time if delivered to a post office accepting the delivery by no later than the term provided for by the Code (or by the contract, if different). Notification of receipt, however, shall not be considered sufficient for the exercise of any right of withdrawal.
3. If expressly provided for in the offer or information regarding the right of withdrawal, goods received may be returned by no later than the term specified above at Paragraph 1, instead of
specific notification having to be made.
1. For contracts or contract proposals negotiated away from business premises, periods for consumers to avail themselves of their right of withdrawal pursuant to Article 64 shall commence:
a) on the day of signing the order note containing the information referred to in Article 47 or, if an order note has not been provided, on the date the information itself is received, for contracts for services or contracts for the supply of goods, provided that the professional has previously shown or explained to a consumer the product for which a contract has been concluded.
b) on the date of receipt of goods, if later, for contracts for the supply of goods, if the purchase was made without the professional being present, or a product of a different type than that for which a contract has been concluded has been shown or explained.
2. For distance contracts, the period for exercising the right of withdrawal pursuant to Article 64 shall commence:
a) in the case of goods, from the date of receipt by the consumer, provided that all information requirements pursuant to Article 52 have been met, or from the date upon which such requirements were met, if they are fulfilled after conclusion of the contract, provided that this period does not exceed three months after the date of conclusion;
b) in the case of services, from the day of conclusion of the contract or the date on which the requirements pursuant to Article 52 have been met, if they are met after conclusion of the contract, provided that this period does not exceed three months after the date of conclusion.
3. For contracts or contract proposals negotiated away from business premises, if a professional has failed to meet his information requirements pursuant to Article 47, or for distance contracts, the information requirements pursuant to Article 52, Paragraph 1, subparagraphs f) and g), and Article 53, the period for exercising the right of withdrawal shall be sixty or ninety days respectively, and in the case of goods, shall commence on the day of receipt by the consumer, for services, from the day the contract is concluded.
4. Provisions pursuant to Paragraph 3 shall also apply if a professional supplies incomplete or incorrect information that does not permit the right of withdrawal to be exercised correctly.
5. Parties shall be entitled to agree upon broader guarantees for consumers than those provided for in this Article.
(Effects of the right of withdrawal)
1. Upon receipt by the professional of a notification pursuant to Article 64, the parties shall be released from their respective obligations arising out of any contract or contract proposal. If, in the meantime, any requirements have been met out in full or in part, this shall not affect the further obligations pursuant to Article 67.
(Further obligations of the parties)
1. If goods have been delivered, consumers shall be required to return them or to make them available to the professional or the person appointed thereby, according to the procedures and timeframes provided for in the contract. The period for returning the goods shall never be less than ten business days after the day the goods were received. Upon expiry of this term, any goods shall be understood to have been returned when they are delivered to the post office accepting the delivery or to the forwarding agent.
2. For contracts for the sale of goods, if goods have been delivered, the substantial integrity thereof shall be an essential prerequisite for the exercise of the right of withdrawal. However the goods need only be returned in a normal state of repair, to the extent that they have been kept and preferably used with all due care and attention.
3. The only expenses due from a consumer when exercising his right of withdrawal pursuant to this Article shall be the direct expenses of returning any such goods to the sender, where expressly provided for in the contract.
4. If the right of withdrawal is exercised by the consumer in conformity with the provisions of this
Section, professionals shall be required to refund any monies paid by consumers, including any deposits. Refund must be made free of charge, in the shortest possible time, and never any later than thirty days after the date upon which the professional was informed of the consumer's intenti on to withdraw. These sums shall be understood to have been refunded if they are effectively returned, sent or credited with an effective date of no later than the termination of the period previously indicated.
5. If payment has been made by way of bills of exchange, and the latter have not yet been presented for payment, arrangements must be made for the return thereof. Any contract term which limits refunds to the consumer of the sums paid as a result of exercising the right of withdrawal shall not be valid.
6. If the price for goods or services is covered by a contract pursuant to this Title is fully or partially covered by a loan granted to the consumer by the professional or by third parties on the basis of an agreement between the latter and the professional, the credit agreement shall be understood to have been automatically terminated, without any penalty, provided that the consumer exercises his right of withdrawal in accordance with the provisions of this Article. The profe ssional shall be required to notify any third parties granting any credit that the consumer has exercised his right to withdrawal. Any sums paid by the third party granting the credit for payment of goods or services until it became aware that the consumer had exercised his right of withdrawal shall be refunded to the third party by the professional, without any penalty, except for payment of legally accrued interest.
Sale of consumer goods
(Scope of application and definitions)
1. This Chapter covers certain aspects of sales contracts and guarantees for consumer goods. For such purposes, sales contracts are equated to contracts for exchange and supply as well as work and material contracts and all other contracts intended to supply consumer goods to be manufactured or produced.
2. For the purposes of this chapter:
a) consumer goods shall mean any tangible movable item, whether or not it requires assembly, with the exception of:
1. goods sold by way of execution or otherwise by authority of law, including those sod by the authority of notaries public;
2. water and gas where they are not put up for sale in a limited volume or set quantity;3. electricity;
b) seller shall mean any natural or legal, public or private person who, under a contract pursuant to Paragraph 1, sells consumer goods in the course of his trade, business or profession;
c) further conventional guarantee: shall mean any undertaking by a seller or producer to the consumer, given without extra charge, to reimburse the price paid or to replace, repair or handle consumer goods in any way if they do not meet the specifications set out in the guarantee statement or in the relevant advertising;
d) repair: shall mean, in the event of lack of conformity, bringing consumer goods into conformity with the contract of sale;
3. The provisions of this chapter shall apply to the sale of second-hand consumer goods taking into account the period of past use, limited to defects not deriving from normal use of the item.
(Right of redress)
1. Where the final seller is liable to the consumer because of a lack of conformity resulting from an act or omission by the producer, a previous seller in the same chain of contracts or any ot her intermediary, the final seller shall be entitled to redress, unless agreed otherwise or unless such right is waived, against the person or persons liable in the chain of contracts.
2. If the final seller has fulfilled the remedies required by the consumer, he may take action of redress, within one year from completing the performance, against the party or parties responsible to obtain reimbursement of the sum given.
1. The conventional guarantee binds the offeror under the conditions indicated in the declaration of guarantee or the associated advertising.
2. The offeror shall ensure that the guarantee states at least:
a) that the consumer has legal rights pursuant to this subsection and that the guarantee does not affect such rights;
b) set out in plain intelligible language the contents of the guarantee and the essential particulars necessary for making claims under the guarantee, including the duration and territorial scope of the guarantee and the name and address of the guarantor.
3. At the request of the consumer, the guarantee shall be made available in writing or feature in another durable medium available and accessible to him.
4. The guarantee shall be drafted in Italian in print no smaller than the print for any other languages.
5. Should a guarantee infringe the requirements of Paragraphs 2, 3, and 4, the validity of this guarantee shall in no way be affected; the consumer may still avail himself of the guarantee and require that it be honoured.
(Binding nature of provisions)
1. Any contractual term or agreement concluded with the seller before the lack of conformity is brought to the seller's attention which directly or indirectly waives or restricts the rights resulting from this Paragraph shall not be binding upon the consumer. Invalidity may only be enforced by the consumer and may also be established by the courts.
2. In the case of second-hand goods, the seller and consumer may limit the duration of liability pursuant to Article 132, Paragraph 1 to a period of time of no less than one year.
3. Any contractual term that provides for the legislation of a non-EU country to be applied to the contract shall have the effect of depriving the consumer of the protection granted under this Paragraph, if the contract has a close link with an EU Member State.Article 135
(Protection provided by other provisions)
1. Consumers' rights under other statutory instruments shall not be limited or repealed by the provisions of this Chapter.
2. In all matters not covered by this Title, the provisions of the Civil Code in relation to sales contracts shall apply
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Delivery is free of charge for all articles you purchase on pennyblack.com. We also offer free shipment on the article return service. If you want to return articles using a carrier of your choice, consult the methods of return using a different carrier to UPS. However, please remember that you must pay shipping costs in this case. Also, if the articles you return to us or wish to replace are not in pristine conditions, you can arrange to collect them at our offices, at your own expense and at any time. For any doubts, contact Customer Service.
FOLLOW AN ORDER'S STATUS
To view the Status of your completed order, access the My orders section in the personal area. The current delivery status of each completed order will be indicated in real time: - In progress: your order has been accepted and we are preparing it. An order with this status may still be changed or cancelled. - Shipped: the package has been delivered to UPS, which will deliver it. In this phase, you can check the delivery status using the Tracking Number indicated in the e-mail you receive from UPS confirming your order. - Delivered: UPS has informed us that the delivery has been made. The 30 calendar days of the article return period start from the delivery date.
You can check shipping of your order using the Tracking Number you receive in the confirmation e-mail. Visit the UPS Italia website or call UPS Italia's phone number +39 0230303039 for any further information.
ESTIMATED DELIVERY TIME
Pennyblack.com manages your orders as quickly as possible and guarantees the shortest possible delivery times. However, shipment times may vary on the basis of the specific order, which we review and check carefully. When shipment is made, you will receive an e-mail confirming the order has been sent, after which we expect to deliver within a maximum of 96 hours to the address you have indicated. If you do not receive the package within this time, please contact our Customer Service within the next 48 hours. You can always check the order status in the specific section of your personal area. UPS operates every day from Mondays to Fridays. Please remember that delivery times be delayed due to holidays: deliveries are not made on 25/12, 26/12, 01/01 and at the weekend. The 20 calendar days of the article return period start from the moment of delivery.
PLANNING AN ORDER'S DELIVERY?
If you are not at home for any reason during the first attempt, UPS will attempt to make the delivery up to three times, leaving notice of this. This notice will indicate a telephone number and code for contacting UPS and reviewing your delivery indications. If the recipient or a person authorised to take delivery are unavailable all three times, we will attempt to contact you over the coming five days to arrange a new shipment at your expense. At the end of this period, we will delete the order and refund the corresponding amount using the payment method you have chosen. For any doubts, contact our Customer Service.
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REPLACE OR RETURN, FREE OF CHARGE WITH UPS
Pennyblack.com has a simple return procedure with no shipping costs.
1) Access the My orders section of the personal area and select what you want to return with the Return button.
2) Print the return document that will pop up when you confirm return. You then have 10 days to send the package.
3) Agree directly with UPS the collection date and time which suits you, on UPS website or at the number +39 0230303039
4) Deliver the package to the shipper as planned.
Here instructions in detail:
Access the My orders section of the personal area and select what you want to return with the Return button. You can select one or more articles, both from the same and from different orders, provided the return period is still in progress.For each article selected, a Returns dialogue window opens. Choose to return it to us and receive a refund of the amount spent. When you confirm return, the return document to be printed will open, containing the data and instructions for organising collection of your return by UPS. You will also receive an e-mail containing the same return document, the Tracking Number of your collection request and the link to the UPS page where you can check the shipping status if you want. You then have 10 days to send the package, agreeing directly with UPS (follow the instructions below) the collection date and time which suits you. If you do not complete the shipment within said 10 days, UPS will automatically cancel the request and you must repeat it during the return period. Remember that you will be asked for the printed return document when the return is collected. With the pennyblack.com free return service, you are certain of being refunded in the case of theft or loss of the shipment. Prepare a package containing the articles to be returned. Please keep the original packaging as it will be useful during this phase. Have a copy of the printed document with the Tracking Number at hand and book collection of the return by telephoning UPS, as indicated in the document. Deliver the package to the shipper as planned. Please also remember that we can only refund products which are returned in conditions conforming with our requirements on pristine conditions of products. Our operators will conduct the necessary quality controls on the returned articles within 3 business days of delivery to our offices, after which you will receive an e-mail confirming the result. The amount due for all articles received in pristine conditions will be refunded immediately. You will be informed immediately if one or more articles do not satisfy the controls and the equivalent value will not be refunded. We will keep the non-conforming products for you and you may arrange to collect them at any time, at your own expense. For any doubts, please contact Customer Service or the UPS Italia Customer Service on UPS Italia's website or call UPS Italia's phone number +39 0230303039. RETURN, WITHOUT USING UPS Returning articles using a shipping service of your choice is simple and immediate, but remember that you must pay the shipment costs in this case. Make sure the products are in the same conditions as when you received them (see pristine conditions of articles) and follow the simple return procedure. a) Contact our Customer Service to request authorisation for return. Keep the original invoice at hand, because you will be asked for certain information on it. If your request corresponds with the return period of the articles, you will shortly receive an e-mail authorising the return. The e-mail will contain all the recipient’s data. You now have 10 days to complete shipment of the return. If you do not send it within these 10 days, the authorisation will be cancelled and you must repeat this step within the return period. b) Prepare a package containing the articles for which return has been authorised. Please keep the original packaging as it will be useful during this phase. c) Send the package with the carrier of your choice. We recommend using a trackable shipping service. If you use a shipping service of your own choice, you must pay the delivery and shipment costs. If you decide to use the free return service, follow the return procedure for registered users. Please remember that we can only refund products in pristine conditions. Our operators will conduct the necessary quality controls on the returned articles within 3 business days of delivery to our offices, after which you will receive an e-mail confirming the result. The amount due for all the articles received in pristine conditions will be refunded immediately. You will be informed immediately if one or more articles do not satisfy the controls and the equivalent value will not be refunded. We will keep the non-conforming products for you and you may arrange to collect them at any time, at your own expense. For any doubts, please contact our Customer Service or the UPS Italia Customer Service on or call UPS Italia's phone number +39 0230303039. PRISTINE CONDITIONS FOR RETURNS Pennyblack.com wants to offer a purchasing experience which is always satisfying. However, we know that sometimes you may need to return the articles purchased to us. You can return an article purchased on pennyblack.com only if it is still in the same conditions as when you received it. We would like to suggest several checks you can make to see whether the article is in suitable conditions to be returned. Check that: - the numbered seal of warranty has not been removed; - the article has not been used or has not been damaged when trying it on; - the article is not dirty or has not been washed;
RETURN, WITHOUT USING UPS
Returning articles using a shipping service of your choice is simple and immediate, but remember that you must pay the shipment costs in this case. Make sure the products are in the same conditions as when you received them (see pristine conditions of articles) and follow the simple return procedure. a) Contact our Customer Service to request authorisation for return. Keep the original invoice at hand, because you will be asked for certain information on it. If your request corresponds with the return period of the articles, you will shortly receive an e-mail authorising the return. The e-mail will contain all the recipient’s data. You now have 10 days to complete shipment of the return. If you do not send it within these 10 days, the authorisation will be cancelled and you must repeat this step within the return period. b) Prepare a package containing the articles for which return has been authorised. Please keep the original packaging as it will be useful during this phase. c) Send the package with the carrier of your choice. We recommend using a trackable shipping service. If you use a shipping service of your own choice, you must pay the delivery and shipment costs. If you decide to use the free return service, follow the return procedure for registered users. Please remember that we can only refund products in pristine conditions. Our operators will conduct the necessary quality controls on the returned articles within 3 business days of delivery to our offices, after which you will receive an e-mail confirming the result. The amount due for all the articles received in pristine conditions will be refunded immediately. You will be informed immediately if one or more articles do not satisfy the controls and the equivalent value will not be refunded. We will keep the non-conforming products for you and you may arrange to collect them at any time, at your own expense. For any doubts, please contact our Customer Service or the UPS Italia Customer Service on or call UPS Italia's phone number +39 0230303039.
PRISTINE CONDITIONS FOR RETURNS
pennyblack.com wants to offer a purchasing experience which is always satisfying. However, we know that sometimes you may need to return the articles purchased to us. You can return an article purchased on pennyblack.com only if it is still in the same conditions as when you received it. We would like to suggest several checks you can make to see whether the article is in suitable conditions to be returned. Check that: - the numbered seal of warranty has not been removed; - the article has not been used or has not been damaged when trying it on; - the article is not dirty or has not been washed; - the article has all its tags, labels and original finishes; - no alterations have been made to the article. In particular, we would like to specify that all types of articles you receive in their original box (e.g. shoes or small accessories) must be returned in their original packaging, which is considered an integral part of the article.
To return an article purchased on pennyblack.com you must submit a request within 20 calendar days of receipt and deliver the shipment to UPS within the following 10 days, using the method indicated in the Return Methods. If you wish to arrange delivery of the articles you intend to return independently, inform our Customer Service immediately. The articles must arrive at the address indicated to you within 10 calendar days starting from the return request.
When you return an article, our operators must first check that it is not used or damaged (see pristine conditions of returned articles). You will then receive an e-mail confirming successful return, which indicates the start of the 7 business days within which you will be refunded the corresponding amount through the payment method you selected during the order procedure. If the amount we refund to you is incorrect, contact our Customer Service and we will solve the problem as quickly as possible. DAMAGED ARTICLES If you receive a damaged article, we apologise and suggest you request immediate replacement using our on-line form, available in your personal area, specifying the reason for replacement. However, we must inform you that pennyblack.com performs strict quality controls on its articles and the materials used to manufacture them, guaranteeing they are sold in perfect conditions. Also, for greater protection of anyone making remote purchases, each single article sent by pennyblack.com is checked prior to shipment. This is confirmed by the quality control certificate, compiled and signed by the operator concerned and included in the package of your order. If the damage occurs during transport, please contact our Customer Service within 48 hours.
WHAT PAYMENT METHODS CAN I USE?
You can use a Visa or Mastercard credit card of a PayPal current account. Cash on delivery payment is not possiblePRICES SHOWN ON THE SITE INCLUDE VAT
All the prices you see on maxandco.com include VAT. TAXFREE SERVICE We only apply the Tax Free service on articles purchased in PENNYBLACK shops.
ISSUES ON PAYMENT
In order to guarantee your security and privacy, we do not receive information from your bank on why a payment has been refused. A credit card payment is usually refused for one of the following reasons: - the card has expired; check the card is still valid by checking the expiry date indicated on it; - in making this payment, you have exceeded the monthly expense limit of your card; - the data entered is incorrect; check all the data entered in the obligatory boxes is correct. A payment made using a PayPal current account may be refused if the balance of the account is lower than the value of the order or if the credit cards associated with the account do not comply with the conditions already indicated.
It is not possible to address an invoice to a company. Contact our Customer Service to obtain true copies of the original purchase invoices.