Terms and Conditions
We, at Epoque Fine Jewels treat the privacy of our visitors with the highest importance. This policy details the measures we take to preserving and safely guarding your privacy when you visit or communicate with our site or personnel.
1. Information collection
Operation of this site may require collection and processing of the following data:
1.1 Visit details to our site or any resources used on our site are not limited to just location and traffic data, weblogs or other communication information.
1.2 Information given to us when you contact us for any reason.
1.3 Data offered by filled out forms on our site, like a registration or purchase.
2. Your information and how it is used
Primarily, we collect and store data about you to help us provide better service and products to you. The following are purposes we may use your information for:
2.1 At anytime you request information from us via a form or other electronic transmission we may use your information to fulfil that request relating to our services and products. We may also communicate with you on other products or services you may find of interest.
2.2 Contracts we make with you create a commitment, which may require contact or use of your information.
2.3 We have the right to notify you of changes to our website, products or services that could affect our service to you.
3. Storage of Personal Data
3.1 Information submitted by you is stored on secure servers.
3.2 As you know, transmission of data on the internet is never fully guaranteed regarding safety. It is impossible to guarantee your safety with electronic data and transmission. You are therefore at your own risk if you elect to transmit any data. When offered you may create a password, but you are responsible for keeping it confidential.
4. Third Party Links
5. Accessing Information
The Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC provides you with the right to access the information that we collect about you. Please note any demand for access may be subject to a fee of €10 which covers our costs in providing you with the data requested. The contact information below needs to be used to request access about details we collect and store on you.
6. Contacting Us
Full Terms & Conditions
This document and the attachments referred to below constitute a legally binding agreement between you and Epoque Fine Jewels (“Epoque Fine Jewels “, “we” or “us”) which operates the Internet website with the domain name www.epoquefinejewels.com, www.epoquefinejewels.be and www.epoquefinejewels.co.uk.
It sets out your rights and obligations and those of Epoque Fine Jewels in relation to (a) your access to the Site; (b) your use of the Site; (c) any communications sent to you via the Site, or from or on behalf of Epoque Fine Jewels; (d) all information, products, software, services, features and materials contained on or offered in conjunction with the Site.
By accessing the Site you accept without limitation or qualification all of the terms and conditions in this Agreement (as defined below) and any subsequent amendments or variations as we, in our sole discretion, may make from time to time.
“Agreement” means this document and any schedule, appendix or other document referred to in this document, by way of illustration only, using a hyperlink.
We may, at our discretion, vary or amend from time to time this Agreement. All such amendments or variations will be effective immediately upon posting of such amended or varied document on the Site or once such amendment or variation is otherwise notified to you. The amendment or variation shall apply to your use of the Site and to any services offered to you upon such posting or notification. Except as provided for in the preceding paragraph this Agreement may otherwise not be amended or varied except in writing signed by both parties.
3. The Site
Anyone who accesses the Site is a user (“User”). Users are free to contact us using “our email link”. As a User, you will be able to access material on all areas of the Site subject to this Agreement.
3.2 Contacting Us
Online contact by you using “our email link”, or other communication to us confirms your agreement to the provisions of this Agreement.
3.3 User Information
By submitting an email using “our email link”, or otherwise communicating with us you warrant that all the information submitted to us (“User Information”) is true and accurate in all respects and you have the authority and capacity to send the email or communicate with us. You agree to notify us immediately in writing of any changes in User Information. You are solely responsible for the User Information.
If you provide us with an email address that will result in any emails we may send you being sent to you via a computer network operated by or on behalf of your employer (or similar) then you are warranting that you are entitled to receive emails at that address. You also agree that we may refrain from sending you any emails to such address without notifying you, even if you have asked to receive them, if we receive a request from your employer to stop sending emails to that address.
3.4 System Integrity
You undertake to us that you will not use and that you will not permit the use of any device, software or programming routine that interferes or attempts to interfere with the working and functionality of the Site. You undertake not to take or permit the taking of any action that (in our sole discretion) imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure.The Site contains robot exclusion headers and you agree that you will not use any robot, spider, other automotive device or manual process to monitor or copy our web pages or the content contained on the Site without our prior written consent.
4. Use of the Site
4. 1 Usage
You may access and view the Content (as defined below) appearing on this Website for personal, non-commercial use only. You may not download and/or copy any Content for any use, Epoque Fine Jewels retains all copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights contained on the Content. You may not modify or alter the Content in any way. You may not make the Content available to any third party. Epoque Fine Jewels reserves complete title and full intellectual property rights for all Content on this Website.
You agree to use this Website only for lawful purposes. The following activities are strictly prohibited: (i) misrepresenting the identity of a user; (ii) tampering with this Website; and (iii) conducting fraudulent activities.
The Site may include facts, views, opinions and recommendations of individuals and organisations. We do not guarantee the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of, or otherwise endorse these views, opinions or recommendations.
Epoque Fine Jewels attempts to present items, descriptions and specifications on this website as accurately as possible. Jewellery descriptions and stone weights stated are approximate. Most gemstones are treated to enhance their appearance and one should make this assumption unless stated otherwise. All diamond weights, color grades and clarity are approximate since the stones were not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting unless stated otherwise.
On the website, the items may not appear to scale. Some of the items are purposefully represented in this manner or in part, in order to show the entire item or, alternatively, to draw attention to a particular detail. The image size may vary due to the default settings of your computer monitor. The colour you see may not match the actual colour of the item due to your monitor settings.
Epoque Fine Jewels reserves the right to modify, correct any inaccuracy, change, update, or remove the content and/or services available to you through the website at any time and without prior notice.
Epoque Fine Jewels reserves the right to store and display pictures of the items sold through this website for advertising purposes.
The content on the Site, including any research, does not constitute any form of advice, recommendation or arrangement by us and is not intended to be relied upon by Users.We, in our sole discretion, may add, delete or change some or the entire Site at any time. The content, including listings and articles for sale, contained in the Site, is presented for informative purposes only.
We reserve the right to remove or vary such listings or articles for sale at any time. The content should not be considered complete nor should it be relied upon. When using the “our email link”, or when otherwise contacting us to obtain further information or advice about the listings, articles for sale or any other matter, you agree that the information or advice provided by us may not be complete. We can give no guarantees or warrantees as to the accuracy or fitness for purpose of the information or advice we give. Please see the disclaimer at clause 8.3 below.
4.3 Proprietary information
You acknowledge and agree that the materials used and displayed on the Site, including, but not limited to text, music, software, sound, photographs, graphics, video, page layout and design, illustration and artwork, names, logos, trademarks, service marks and all other materials are the property of Epoque Fine Jewels and/or its licensors and/or other individuals and entities, and are protected by copyright trademark and other laws.
You agree not to modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, rent, loan, sell, lease, license, sub-license or distribute any material on the Site or create in any way content and/or derivative works based on the content of the Site or the Site itself or services provided by, or on behalf of Epoque Fine Jewels in whole or in part without our prior written consent.
5. Contact by Email
We give you the option to subscribe to our email service (“Join our mailing list”) which will update you on events, news or articles which we consider could be of interest to you. Your use of the content received through the email information service will be subject to this Agreement.
6. Links to third party sites
Third parties or we may provide links to other web sites or resources. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and are not an endorsement by us of the contents of such third party websites. We have no control over such sites and resources and you acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources and do not endorse and are not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, product, services or other materials on or available from such sites or resources.
You further acknowledge and agree that we shall not be responsible or liable directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance of any such content, goods or services on or available through any such site or resource. If you decide to access linked third party websites you do so at your own risk. Any concerns regarding any external links should be directed to its respective site administrator or webmaster.
8.1 Termination of this Agreement
We reserve the right to terminate this Agreement forthwith if you are or appear to be in breach of any of the provisions of this Agreement, including the provision of false User Information or other misuse of the services offered through this Site. Either party may terminate this Agreement with or without cause by providing 30 days advance written notice to the other.
You agree to pay, indemnify, and hold Epoque Fine Jewels (and its directors, officers, employees and agents) harmless from any and all liabilities, obligations, losses, damages, penalties, actions, judgements, suits, costs, expenses or disbursements of any kind or nature whatsoever with respect to:
(1) Any third party claim, action or allegation of infringement, misappropriation, or violation of copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights of any third party based on any content submitted by you;
(2) Any breach of this Agreement by you;
(3) Any third party claim action or allegation brought against Epoque Fine Jewels arising out of or in relation to a dispute between Users or in relation to your use or misuse of the Site; and/or
(4) Any action taken by Epoque Fine Jewels under your instructions in relation to the use of the Site.
8.3 Disclaimer of Warranties
Your use of the Site and any services (including but not limited to the provision of content on the Site) offered on or in connection with your use of the Site is at your sole risk. Services and content are provided on the Site on an “as is” and “as available” basis. We, to the fullest extent permitted by law, disclaim all warranties, including but not limited to warranties of title, fitness for a particular purpose, merchantability and non-infringement of proprietary or third party rights. We make no warranties about the accuracy, reliability or completeness of the material, services, software, text, graphics and links.
We make no warranty that:
(1) The service will meet your requirements;
(2) The service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error free; or
(3) The quality of any service, information or other material obtained by you through your use of the Site will meet your expectations.
If your use of the Site will require your replacing equipment or data you will be responsible for the costs of such replacement. Your use of the Site and services offered in connection with the Site is at your own risk. If you are dissatisfied with any part of the services offered through the Site or with this Agreement or any other rules or policies your sole remedy is to discontinue use of the Site.
8.4 Limitation of Liability
You expressly understand and agree that we shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages including but not limited to, loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or intangible losses (even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages) resulting from:
(1) The use or the inability to use the Site or any service provided in connection to the Site;
(2) The cost of procurement of substitute and services resulting from any data, information, services purchased or obtained and messages received and transactions entered into, through or from the Site;
(3) Unauthorised access to or alteration of your transmissions or data;
(4) Statements or conduct of any User or third party in relation to the Site; or
(5) Any other matter relating to the Site or service provided in connection with the Site.
In no event will our liability arising out of or in respect of this Agreement exceed €250. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties with a limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages. Accordingly some of the above limitations of this section 8.4 may not apply to you.
8.5 No Association
No agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchiser-franchisee relationship between Epoque Fine Jewels and you or any User is intended or created by this Agreement.
8.6 No Assignment
You may not assign your rights or delegate (or sub-contract) your duties under this agreement.
8.7 Suspension or Discontinuance of Service
Epoque Fine Jewels may suspend or discontinue the Site with or without cause and with or without notice.
8.8 Force Majeure
Epoque Fine Jewels shall not be liable for any failure to perform its obligations under this Agreement if such failure results from any act of God or other cause beyond its reasonable control (including without limitation, any mechanical, electronic or communications failure).
8.9 Entire Agreement
This Agreement (as amended from time to time) comprises the entire agreement between you and Epoque Fine Jewels and governs the use of the Site and any services provided to you in connection with the Site. It replaces and voids any prior agreement between you and Epoque Fine Jewels, whether written or verbal, in relation to the Site or any services provided to you in relation to the Site. You may also be subject to additional terms and conditions when you use affiliate or other Epoque Fine Jewels services, third-party content or third-party software.
We make no claims that the Site is appropriate for any particular purpose or audience, or that it may be downloaded outside of Belgium.
Each provision of this Agreement excluding or limiting liability shall be construed separately, applying and surviving even if for any reason one or other of those provisions is held to be inapplicable or unenforceable in any circumstances.
8.11 No waiver
No waiver by us shall be construed as a waiver of any proceeding or succeeding breach of any provision.
8.12 Belgian law
Epoque Fine Jewels is a trademark of Epoque International N.V., a company registered in Belgium. All legal issues arising from or related to the use of the Site or any services provided in relation to the Site shall be construed in accordance with and determined by the laws of Belgium and you hereby agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Belgian courts.