‘The seller’ refers to Chique.
‘The buyer’ refers to any legal entity purchasing from the seller.
These Conditions of Use shall prevail over any terms contained in any order or offer made by the buyer or any document used by the buyer (which shall have no effect).
The seller’s website, the information on it and any information in emails constitute an invitation to treat and not an offer to supply products. When the buyer orders products from the seller, this constitutes an offer from the buyer to buy those products in accordance with these Conditions of Use. The sellers acceptance of the buyers order occurs (and the contract is formed) when the goods are dispatched to the buyer.
The buyer may order products from the seller by completing and submitting the checkout process on the seller’s website. The buyer must provide all required information (including name, email address, and payment details) or the seller may not be able to process the buyers order.
The sellers discretion in rejecting orders
No order shall be deemed accepted by the seller until the seller has sent the buyers order. The seller reserves the exclusive right to accept or reject (for any reason whatsoever and in whole or in part) any order submitted by the buyer. If the seller rejects the buyers order (or part of the order), any money paid by the buyer in relation to the rejected part of that order shall be refunded and the seller shall have no further liability to the buyer in relation to the rejected part of that order.
Consumer Guarantees Act 1993
In the event the transaction the subject of these conditions of sale is subject to the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (“the Act”) then: If the buyer is acquiring products from the seller for the purposes of a business, then the guarantees and remedies provided under the Act shall not apply to the supply of those products. In the event the purchaser is acquiring the product for purposes other than that of a business, then these conditions of sale shall be interpreted subject to the purchaser’s rights under the Act, to the intent that no provisions shall any way limit the purchaser’s rights under the Act.
Except where specifically stated in relation to a particular product, the prices for the products are stated and are payable in New Zealand dollars (NZD).
Taxes and other charges
All prices and delivery charges within New Zealand are inclusive of New Zealand Goods and Services Tax at the rate of 15%.
Availability and Cancellation
All orders are subject to the availability of products. If for any reason a product is not available, the seller will endeavour to notify the non-availability on this website. The seller may revise the range of products or the specification of any product at any time and without notice to the buyer.
Cancellation of orders
Where products are listed on the seller’s website with an incorrect price or with incorrect information, the seller reserves the right to cancel the buyers order (regardless of whether the buyer has made payment for that order). Where the buyer has already made payment for an order that is subsequently cancelled by the seller, the seller will refund the amount paid by the buyer in relation to that order.
The seller may cancel the buyer’s order any time prior to our order confirmation. Any variation, waiver or cancellation of the buyer’s order shall have no effect unless accepted in writing by the seller. Where the seller accepts cancellation the seller may levy a handling charge of up to 15% of the price.
Once the seller has confirmed acceptance of the buyer’s order, the seller will endeavour to dispatch the buyer’s order within 3 business days unless a different time frame is specified in relation to a particular product. If the seller is unable to dispatch the buyer’s order within the time frame specified the seller will endeavour to contact the buyer and advise the buyer of the expected dispatch date.
The seller reserves the right to dispatch the buyer’s order in one delivery or by instalments. Failure to deliver any instalment shall not entitle the buyer to repudiate the contract as to any instalments already delivered. The buyer may cancel any undelivered instalments up until the instalment is confirmed. Excluding special/custom orders.
Any quotations of delivery times by the seller are made in good faith but are estimates and the seller shall not be bound by such quotation and the seller will not be liable for any loss, expense, or other damage caused by any delay in delivery.
The buyer may specify delivery instructions for an order (for example, the buyer may authorise the delivery agent to leave the products in a specified location if the buyer will not be at the delivery address). The seller will not be responsible for any order that is delivered in accordance with the buyer’s delivery instructions.
Shortages, Damages or Loss in Transit
We use reputable transport firms for delivery of your goods- this is usually Mainfreight or Fastway Couriers, but others may be used.
Liability for any damage/shortages is determined under the Carriage of Goods Act 1979 (and subsequent amendments).
It is the buyers responsibility to:
- ensure that the complete consignment (as per carriers note) is received;
- endorse the delivery note should there be any shortage, or visible damage to the goods/packaging;
- advise the seller as soon as practical (but no later than 7 days) of any shortage/damage;
- allow the seller a reasonable opportunity to investigate the claim.
Claims will not be considered after 7 days of receipt of goods.
Return of Goods for Credit or Refund
Goods supplied in accordance with the buyer’s order can only be returned with the express approval of the seller.
Please refer to the Returns Policy to see what is covered.
Liability and Maintenance Guarantee
To the maximum extent permitted by law, the seller disclaims all warranties, representations, and guarantees (whether, express, implied, or statutory), with respect to any product or any information supplied to the buyer by the seller including, but not limited to, warranties of availability, accuracy, non-infringement, completeness, timeliness, currency, merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose.
To the maximum extent permitted by law, the sellers liability to the buyer (whether in contract, tort, or otherwise) for any loss, damage, or injury arising from any defect in, or non-compliance of, a product supplied to the buyer by the seller shall be limited to the price paid by the buyer for that product.
To the maximum extent permitted by law, the seller will not be liable (whether in contract, tort, or otherwise) for any loss of profits, or any indirect, incidental, consequential, or economic loss or damage (howsoever caused), which you may directly or indirectly suffer in connection with the buyers access to, use of, or reliance upon, any product or any information supplied to the buyer by the seller.
In lieu of any warranty, condition, or liability by law, the seller’s liability in respect of any defect in or failure of the goods supplied, or for any loss, injury, or damage attributable thereto, is limited to making good the replacement or repair of defects arising under normal proper use and maintenance arising solely from faulty design, materials, or workmanship within the guarantee period, if stated, or otherwise within 6 months of the date of supply, provided always that such defective parts are promptly returned to the seller, unless otherwise arranged. At the termination of the appropriate period (ie guarantee period) all liability on the seller’s part ceases. The warranty does not cover damage from misuse, accident, negligent, inappropriate or improper operation, maintenance, installation, modification or adjustment.
The seller’s liability under this contract and the warranty in this clause is confined to the buyer named in this contract, it being agreed that the seller has no liability to any purchaser of the goods from the buyer in that the buyer’s rights under the contract are not assignable without the prior written consent of the seller.
Errors or Ommissions
The seller is entitled at any time to correct all errors and omissions (whether clerical, computational or otherwise) in any advertising, quotation, invoice or acknowledgement. Due to the seller’s administrative processes, errors (if any) may be discovered up to 30 days after the goods have been delivered to the buyer. The seller will notify they buyer promptly of any error or omission discovered by the seller, and give the buyer the option of returning the goods for a full refund.
Ownership and Risk
Ownership of all goods sold by the seller (“the goods”) is retained by the seller until until the seller has received the full price for the products and the applicable delivery charges. This provision is designed to protect the seller in the event of the bankruptcy, receivership or liquidation of the buyer, a seizure of goods by a creditor of the buyer or default in payment.
Until full payment is made the buyer agrees to:
- Enable the goods to be readily identifiable as the property of the seller.
- Maintain the goods so supplied in good order and condition and to return the goods immediately if called upon to do so by the seller.
- On a sale or other realisation of the goods the buyer shall identify and separately account for the proceeds of sale.
Personal Property Securities Act 1999
Until full payment has been received for the buyers order, the buyer acknowledges and agrees that:
- these Conditions of Use constitute a security agreement for the purposes of section 36 of the Personal Property Securities Act 1999; and
- a security interest is taken in all products previously supplied by the seller to the buyer (if any) and all goods that will be supplied in the future by the seller to the buyer(if any).
Once the buyers order has been delivered to the buyer (or has otherwise been delivered in accordance with the buyer’s delivery instructions), the buyer assumes full responsibility for and risk in the products.
Description of Products
Modifications and improvements to the seller’s products, prices and data are constantly being made. Although the seller has endeavoured to ensure that the product and pricing information provided on its website is accurate, complete, and current, the seller does not provide any representations or warranties as to its accuracy, completeness or currency of information, and the seller shall not be responsible or liable for any inaccurate, incomplete, or out-of-date information on this website.
The seller also relies on information from its suppliers and product manufacturers and therefore the descriptions, illustrations and literature are not binding on the seller.
If the goods do not match the description on the seller’s website, the buyer should inform the seller immediately so that the seller may take the appropriate action.
Robots, Spiders & Scrapers
The buyer may not use a robot, scraper or other unauthorised automated means to access the website or information featured on it for any purpose.
The seller shall not be liable to the buyer for any loss or damage, directly or indirectly arising out of or in connection with any delay in delivery of the goods, or failure to perform any term of this contract where such delay or failure is is outside the seller’s reasonable control.
The buyer shall be solely responsible for obtaining any necessary permits under (and for compliance with) all legislation, regulations, by-laws and rules that apply to the use of any products you purchase from the seller.
Changes to these Conditions of Use
The seller reserves the right to change these Conditions of Use from time to time by publishing the changed terms on the seller’s website. When revised Conditions of Use are published on this website, all orders submitted by the buyer after the revised Conditions of Use are published shall be subject to the revised Conditions of Use.
If any provision of these Conditions of Use is held to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, the remaining provisions shall, to the maximum extent possible, remain in full force and effect.
Disputes and Governing Law
Any claim or dispute arising hereunder shall be subject to arbitration in accordance with the Arbitration Act 1996.
These Conditions of Use (and any contracts to which these Conditions of Use apply) shall be governed by the laws of New Zealand and the courts of New Zealand shall have non-exclusive jurisdiction to hear and determine any dispute arising in relation to these Conditions of Use (and any contracts to which these Conditions of Use apply).
No claim relating to the Goods and Services will be considered unless made in writing within seven (7) days of delivery.
No Goods will be accepted for return without prior approval of Chique. Any Goods considered for return must be unused, undamaged and still in original unopened packaging. A 15% restocking fee applies unless prior agreement to reduce or waive this. The Client is liable for all costs associated with returns. There will be no returns on special orders.