CARING FOR YOUR JEWELLERY
Preserve your jewellery in the original padded box or in a velvet pouch. An occasional polishing with a soft cloth will help maintain the original lustrous finish. Always remember to protect your jewellery from perfume or hair spray or any other chemicals. Proper care and storage of your jewellery will help maintain its luster and beauty over time.
CARING FOR YOUR WATCH
Temperature: Do not expose the watch to direct sunlight or extreme temperature.Long exposure may affect the operation of the watch and shorten battery life.
Impact: Our watches can withstand normal every-day impacts and shocks and those normally imparted by non-contact sports. Serious damage, however, may result if the watch is dropped or subjected to severe shock.
Magnetic fields: Our watches are antimagnetic up to 60 gauss, and so, is not affected by normal domestic appliances. Its operation may be temporarily affected, if it is worn near intense magnetic fields.
Static electricity: If the watch is exposed to intense electrical fields, the time display may lose some of its accuracy.
Chemicals and gases: Do not wear the watch in the presence of perfumes, strong chemicals and gases. Some parts of the watch may lose their color, dissolve or even break. The watch case and strap may discolour, if they come into contact with mercury such as from a broken thermometer. Pay special attention to avoid contact with chemicals!
Cleaning your Oxette Watch: Wearing a watch day-in and day-out, can result in dirt, sweat and solvent build up. In order to assure a longer watch life, care and clean it regularly.
- Use an absorbent soft cloth to clean the watch glass.
- Metal bands: use a soft-bristled dry toothbrush to gently scrub between the links of the bracelet both on the inside and outside.
- Plastic or Rubber straps: gently wash with water. Do not use cleaning solvents.
- Leather straps: gently rub the surface of the strap using a soft dry cloth.
Watches are jewellery piece and must be treated with care. We cannot accept liability for stones dislodging or damages caused to clothing due to ill-treatment of product.
- Keep batteries out of the reach of children!
- If a battery is accidentally swallowed, call a doctor immediately!
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DIRECTIONS FOR USE / WARRANTY
Thank you for purchasing an OXETTE watch. For proper use, please read the directions carefully.
The following warranty applies to watches sold or presented for warranty service in any country.
Your Oxette watch is guaranteed for 24 months from the date of purchase. In order to benefit from this warranty, you will be required to present the Warranty Certificate fully and correctly completed by an Oxette store or an authorized Oxette dealer. During this 24-month warranty period, any part found to be defective as a result of a manufacturing error shall be repaired free of charge. This warranty does not cover damages due to improper use, lack of care, accidents and normal wear and tear of the crystal, strap, bracelet or battery.
There is a six-month period of complimentary battery replacement. When the 24-month warranty period has elapsed, the owner of the watch bears all repair, postage, insurance and shipping costs.
If a product needs repair or replacement , whether the warranty is valid or not , delivery and shipping costs for all abroad destinations bears the consumer , otherwise it is free of charge to pick your product from the boutique of purchase or any authorized dealer within Greece.
CARE & MAINTENANCE
We strongly recommend that the service of your watch and any repairs be undertaken by an Oxette store or authorized Oxette dealer. Each watch has a unique serial number, referenced on the Warranty Certificate. This enables us to provide you with personalized and efficient service. Please retain this certificate as proof of your watch’s origin and authenticity.
- This warranty does not cover crystal, metal, or rubber parts.
- This warranty does not cover damages caused by water when the watch is not classified “water resistant” (please see back of case)
- This warranty does not cover scratches or any other defects caused by abnormal or abusive use, to be ascertained at the discretion of the authorized Oxette dealer.
- This warranty is valid only if properly completed, dated and sealed by an authorized Oxette dealer and/or accompanied by proof of purchase.
- Oxette has the right to waive any liability for repairs under this warranty, if the watch has been damaged by non-authorized service.
- Photocopies of the Warranty Certificate are not accepted.
- This warranty does not affect the watch owner’s statutory rights.
- The warranty is voided if the watch is damaged by natural disasters such as fire, flood or earthquake.
Your watch is water resistant to a minimum of 3ATM, which means against light moisture such as rain and splashing in general daily use. It should not be submerged in water. The water resistance of your watch is assured for 24 months as part of your Warranty Certificate.
Water resistance is maintained by a series of seals, which will deteriorate over time due to general wear.
We recommend that you get your watch checked at an Oxette store or authorized Oxette dealer every two years, to replace any worn seals that may affect the watch’s water resistance.
Watch Care Precautions
Your watch contains precision components. To ensure optimal use, please follow these simple care guidelines:
- Avoid leaving your watch in any extremes for long periods of time – direct sunlight, extreme heat or extreme cold.
• Extreme heat may cause malfunction and shorten the life of your battery (Quartz).
• Extreme cold may cause your watch to run fast or slow.
- Never operate any of the function buttons or crown when the watch is submerged in water. Should water or condensation appear inside the watch face, have the watch serviced immediately. Water may corrode electronic parts inside the watch.
- Avoid extreme shock or impact. Your watch is designed to withstand impact under normal use.
- Avoid using soap or other chemicals which could damage your watch.
• Avoid wearing your watch in the presence of strong chemicals, solvents or gases. They may cause discoloration, wear or damage to the case, strap and other components.
- Avoid strong electrical fields or static electricity which could harm the mechanism of your watch. Generally, your watch is not affected by magnetic fields from household appliances, such as television sets or stereos.
Cleaning You Oxette Watch
Wearing a watch every day can result in grime and sweat buildup. In order to ensure a longer watch life, clean it regularly.
Keep Your Watch Clean
- Clean your watch with a soft cloth. Do not submerge your watch in water.
- Metal watch bracelets should be washed periodically to maintain their beautiful appearance. Clean with a soft brush dipped in slightly soapy water. Be sure to wipe dry thoroughly with a soft cloth.
- Plastic or rubber straps: gently wash with water. Do not use cleaning solvents.
- Leather straps: gently rub the surface of the strap using a soft dry cloth.
This watch is a piece of jewelry and must be treated with care. We cannot accept liability for dislodged stones or damages caused due to product misuse.
- Keep batteries out of the reach of children.
- If a battery is accidentally swallowed, call a doctor immediately.
International Water Resistance Guide
Depending on the ratings that appear on the watch, the recommended uses are as follows:
- WATER RESISTANT 3ATM: Safe only for accidental contact with water drops. A watch with 3ATM WR is ΝΟΤ considered waterproof.
- WATER RESISTANT 5ATM: Suitable for surface swimming and showering.
- WATER RESISTANT 10ATM: Suitable for all swimming.
- WATER RESISTANT 20ATM and more: Suitable for diving.
Only Oxette stores and approved Oxette dealers are authorized to provide the Oxette International Warranty. The warranty does not cover watch service or repairs by any person not authorized by Oxette or its representatives.
In the event of a claim under warranty, please contact your nearest Oxette store or authorized Oxette dealer. Contact details can be found at oxetteofficial.com.
This international warranty does not affect your statutory rights pertaining to the sale of consumer goods, which are applicable under national legislation at the point of purchase.
WATCHES WITHOUT DATE DISPLAY
Setting the time
The crown of your Oxette watch has two settings:
- Running position:
- The crown of your watch should be in position (0).
- Setting the time:
- Pull the crown out to position (1).
- Turn the crown to move the hour and minute hands to the desired time. The seconds hand will stop while this is in progress.
- After setting your watch to the correct time, push the crown back in to position (0).< /li>
WATCHES WITH DATE DISPLAY
Setting the time
The crown of your Oxette watch has three settings:
- Running position:
- The crown of your watch should be in position (0).
- Setting the time:
- Pull the crown out to position (2).
- To set the time, turn the crown to move the hour and minute hands. The second hand will stop while this is in progress. After setting your watch to the correct time, always push the crown back in to position (0).
Setting the date
The crown of your Oxette watch has three settings:
- Pull the crown out to position (1).
- Turn the crown rapidly until the desired date appears.
- The date is set by returning the crown to position (0).
CHRONOGRAPH SEC / MIN / DATE / DAY
Setting the time
- Pull the crown out to position (2).
- Turn the crown to set the time. The second hand and the watch movement will stop, as an energy-saving function.
Setting the date and time zones
- Pull the crown out to position (1).
- Turn the crown to change the date, advancing days with full 24-hour rotations.
- After the date has been set, push the crown back in to position (0).
Oxette uses materials of utmost quality. Sterling precious silver 925, gold-plating composed of 18 karat, all metals made nickel-free, rhodium coated, and all complimented by materials made from natural semi-precious stones, and imported from all over the world. Each material is chosen for its uniqueness and individuality.
These materials, bound up together in remarkable geometrical motifs, are made primarily by hand following the latest techniques in the company’s laboratory.
Gemstones Definition: A gemstone is the naturally occurring crystalline form of a mineral which is desirable for its beauty, valuable in its rarity and durable enough to be enjoyed for generations.Gemstones are among the most individual of nature’s creations: perfect crystals, with no two alike. Some gemstone varieties have been treasured since before history began and others were only discovered recently. There are more than 30 popular gem varieties and many more collector gemstones. Some varieties also come in a great range of colors.
The Gemstone “Rainbow Gemstones” are the most intensely colored natural material available on earth. Gems have become so synonymous with color, they have even lent their names to their colors. Everyone knows ruby red, aquamarine, turquoise and jade green, but the world of gemstones today has an even more extensive selection of colors which spam the entire rainbow. The wide range of gemstones used in Oxette’s creations means that no matter what the customer’s color or style,a gemstone is available to match every price range.
Agate: No gemstone is more creatively striped by nature than agate, chalecedony quartz that forms concentric layers in a wide variety of colors and textures. Each individual agate forms by filling a cavity in host rock. As a result, agate often is foundas a round nodule, with concentric bands like the rings of a tree trunk. The bands sometimes look like eyes, sometimes fanciful scallops, or even a landscape with dendrite trees. Agate was highly valued as a talisman or amulet in ancient times. It was said to quench thirst and protect from fevers. Persian magicians used agate to divert storms.
Amethyst: Purple has long been considered a royal color so it is not surprising that amethyst has been so much in demand during history. Amethyst, transparent purple quartz, is the most important quartz variety used in Oxette jewelry. Amethyst is mined in Brazil, Uruguay, Bolivia and Argentina, as well as in Zambia, Namibia and other African countries. Amethyst ranges in color from pale lilac to deep purple. The pale colors are sometimes called “Rose de France” and can be seen set in Victorian jewelry. The deep colors are the most valuable, particularly a rich purple with rose flashes.
Aquamarine: From lightest sky-blue to the deep blue of the sea – aquamarines show all these shades of an exceptionally beautiful range of usually light blues. It is a truly fascinating stone. Women all over the world covet it because of its fine blue color, which suits almost any complexion or eye-color to perfection, and creative gemstone artists get their inspiration for new cuts more often from aquamarines than from other stones. Aquamarine is usually almost free of inclusions. It possesses a good hardness (7 _ to 7 _ on Mohs’ scale of mineral hardness), and a breathtaking brilliance. Its good hardness makes it quite robust and protects it generally from getting scratched. Iron is the substance responsible for the color in Aquamarine, and the shades of blue displayed range from almost colorless pale blue through to bright sea blue. Aquamarine, the higher its value. Some Aquamarines show a slightly greenish hue – that is also considered typical. Clear and transparent in classical steps cut, or as modern fancy cut, Aquamarine is always fascinating and beautiful. Even uncut or with many inclusions, which designers often opt to include on purpose when developing their cuts, the stone is ideal for realizing imaginative creations. Sometimes the design of the cuts adds special appeal to a stone which include theseimperfections creating special effects. Aquamarine’s light color allows for a special creative freedom for designers to bring out the character and brilliance of a stone by integrating fine fissures and traces, rounded shapes as well as edges. Thus each Aquamarine becomes a unique original, which no woman will be able to resist.
Citrine: Citrine is one of the most affordable gemstones, thanks to the durability and availability of this golden quartz. Named from the French name for lemon,”citron,” many citrines have a juicy lemon color. Citrine includes yellow to gold to orange brown shades of transparent quartz. Sunny and affordable, citrine can brighten almost any jewellery style, blen
ding especially well with the yellow gleam of polished gold. Citrine is generally more inexpensive than amethyst and is also available in a wide range of calibrated sizes and shapes, including very large sizes. Most citrine is mined in Brazil. Citrine is good from the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul, particularly from the Serra mine. Since most citrine start their life as amethyst which was heated to turn its color to gold, citrine jewelry, as well as amethyst jewelry, should be kept away from prolonged exposure to strong light or heat. With this precaution, citrine jewelry will last for many generations.
Coral: Coral belongs to the most attractive of jewellery materials that can be imagined, and keeps on inspiring Oxette jewellery designers to develop charming and unique designs. Coral enhances jewellery to a stage of breathtaking charm: the perfect embodiment of mankind’s yearning for summer, sun and faraway seas.Corals live in depths between three to three thousand meters in the seawatersSurrounding Japan, Taiwan and the Malayan Archipelago, in the Red Sea, the Biscayan Gulf and around the Canary Islands, but also in north-eastern Australia and off the Midway Islands. In the Mediterranean there are Coral reefs all around the Tyrrhenian Sea, along the coastline of Sardinia and also off the shores of Tunisia and Algeria, Yugoslavia and Turkey. Like pearls, Corals also belong to the organic jewellery material. It is an interesting phenomenon indeed that both are products of the element water, and are in fact chemically related. Both consist of over 90% carbonic lime. It is a virtual miracle that Nature manages to use the same dull material to create fiery red Coral and to grow beautiful pearls. Corals are not too sensitive, but with their hardness of only 3.5 they are considerably softer than any other gemstone material. Their beauty will suffer from inappropriate treatment. Cosmetic products, hot water and bright daylight are detrimental to their beauty. Coral jewellery should be carefully stored and be c leaned from time to time with a soft, damp cloth.
Hematite: Hematite’s color vary from steel or silver gray to black in some forms and red to brown in earthy forms. Sometimes tarnished with irredescent colors when in a hydrated form (called Turgite).It has several varieties, each with their own unique names: Hematite Rose is a circular arrangement of bladed crystals giving the appearance of the flower of a rose. Tiger Iron is a sedimentary deposit of approximately 2.2 billion years old that consists of alternating layers of silver gray hematite and red jasper, chert or even tiger eye quartz. Oolitic Hematite isa sedimentary formation that has a reddish brown color and an earthy luster and is composed of small rounded grains. Specularite is a micaceous or flaky stone that is sparkling silver gray and sometimes used as an ornamental stone. Hematite is an important ore of iron and it’s blood red color (in the powdered form) lends itself well in use as a pigment. Hematite gets its name from a greek word meaning blood-like because of the color of its powder. Ancient superstition held that large deposits of hematite formed from battles that were fought and the subsequent blood that flowed into the ground.
Jade: For thousands of years, jade has been a symbol of love and virtue as well as a status symbol. The ancient jade carved in China was what we today call nephrite jade: an amphibolite mineral. (Interestingly enough, the word nephrite comes from the Greek word for kidney, nephros, a bit more scholarly version of the same thing.) In the 19th Century , it was discovered that the material from the new world was not the same mineral as the jade from China. The mineral from Central America, a pyroxene, was called jadeite to distinguish it from the original nephrite. Because of its smooth even texture, jade has long been a preferred material for carving. The most common shape is the flat donut-shaped disc called a pi, which is commonly worn as a necklace. Jadeite jade is most treasured for its vivid greens, but it also comes in lavender, pink, yellow, and white. Nephrite is found in less intense dark spinach greens, white, browns, and black. Both jadeite and nephrite are very durable and tough, although jadeite is slightly harder than nephrite due to its microcrystalline structure.
Labradorite: Labradorite is truly a fascinatingly beautiful mineral. It can produce a colorful play of light across cleavage planes and in sliced sections called labradorescence. The usually intense colors range from the typical blues and violets through greens, yellows and oranges. The color display is from lamellar intergrowths inside the crystal. These intergrowths result from compatible chemistries at high temperatures becoming incompatible at lower temperatures and thus a separating and layering of these two phases. The resulting color effect is caused by a ray of light entering a layer and being refracted back and forth by deeper layers. This refracted ray is slowed by the extra travel through the layers and mixes with other rays to produce a light ray that exists with a different wavelength than from when it came in. The wavelength could correspond to the wavelength of a particular color, such as blue.
Malachite: is a famous and very popular semi-precious stone. It is named for the Greek word for “mallow”, a green herb. Its banded light and dark green designs are one-of-a-kind, and give it a unique ornamental quality unlike that of any other stone. The light and dark green bands are so distinctive that malachite maybe one of the most easily recognized minerals by the general public. It forms the banding from subtle changes in the oxidation states of the surrounding pore waters, but the exact mechanism is still not well understood. Many beautiful specimens of malachite contain special combinations with other minerals. Such combinations are some of the most colorful mineral assortments in the mineral world. They include such stunningly colorful minerals as dark blue azurite, sparkling black mottramite, baby blue chrysocolla, or rusty red limonite.
Mineral Stones: A stone in order to be named mineral must be:• Solid. (Mercury, though very shiny, need not apply.)• Crystalline. This applies to the mineral gem stone diamond, the hardest of all natural substances, as well as the mineral graphite, one of the softest. Both are made of carbon crystals.• Inorganic. Even though the diamond is made of carbon, the basis for most organic compounds, it does not originate from once living material.• Homogeneous. The substance must be made up of a single element, like the carbon based diamond, or a single chemical compound, like the aluminum oxide based sapphire.• Naturally Occurring. A substance must be formed in the earth over time and extracted before it can be considered a mineral or a mineral gem stone. Though many gem stones have been fabricated in the lab with composition identical to their mineral gem stone models, they are not considered minerals.
Obsidian: Obsidian’ s color vary from dark green to dark brown and black, and can also show sheens of gold or green, yellow, blue and/or purple coloration. It is sometimes found with white inclusions (Snowflake Obsidian). Obsidian is the result of volcanic lava coming in contact with water. Often the lava pours into alake or ocean and is cooled quickly. This process produces a glassy texture in the resulting rock. Iron and magnesium give the obsidian a dark green to black color. Obsidian has been used by ancient people as a cutting tool, for weapons, and for ceremonial purposes and is sometimes found by archaeologists in excavations.Obsidian has several varieties. Obsidian can contain small bubbles of air that are aligned along layers created as
the molten rock was flowing just before being cooled. These bubbles can produce interesting effects such as a golden sheen, known as Sheen Obsidian or a rainbow sheen called Rainbow Obsidian. Inclusions of small, white, radially clustered crystals of cristobalite in the black glass produce a blotchy or snowflake pattern producing Snowflake Obsidian. Small nuggets of obsidian that have been naturally rounded and smoothed by windand water are called Apache Tears.
Onyx: In fashion jewellery design, a black backdrop is often supplied by onyx, a chalcedony quartz, with a fine texture and black color. Some onyx also displays white bands or ribbons against a black background. If the layers are even, this type of onyx can be carved into cameos. Onyx was very popular with the ancient Greeks and Romans. The name comes from the Greek word onux, which means fingernail. Black onyx especially shines when used a backdrop for color play. Its fine texture also makes itideal for carving, making it a favored material for today’s lapidary artists. Onyx was often used as the perfect foil for carved rock crystal or the drop dead red of rubies in Art deco designs. It is also popular in marquisate jewellery.
Quartz: Beautiful quartz, the “rock crystal” used in ancient times to make crystal balls and bowls, is today more often seen set in silver jewellery. The quartz gems like amethyst, citrine, ametrine, rose quartz, onyx, agates, chrysoprase, rutilated quartz, and other quartz gemstone varieties, are in a great majority of Oxettecreations and have an affordable price. Purple to violet amethyst and yellow to orange citrine are jewellery staples that continue to increase in popularity. Ametrinecombines the appeal of both amethyst and citrine as well as both the purple andyellow in one bicolored gemstone. Different colors and types of chalcedony, from agate to chrysoprase, have grown in popularity with the growing appreciation for carved gemstones and art cutting and carving. And unusu al quartz specialties likedrusy quartz, with its surface covered by tiny sparking crystals, and rutilated quartz, which has a landscape of shining gold needles inside, are adding variety and nature’s artistry to unusual oneof- a-kind jewellery.
Rhodonite: Rhodonite is an attractive mineral that is often carved and used in Oxette jewellery. It is named after the Greek word for rose, rhodon. Its rose-pink color is distinctive and highly appreciated by collectors. Its color vary form typicall pink to red or orange and even black.
Rutilated quartz and Tourmalinated quartz: While most varieties of transparent quartz are valued most when they lack inclusions, some varieties are valued chiefly because of inclusions! The most popular of these is known as rutilated quartz. Rutilated quartz is transparent rock crystal with golden needles of rutile arrayed in patterns inside. Every pattern is different and some are stunningly beautiful. The inclusions are sometimes called Venus hair. Less well known is a variety called tourmalinated quartz which, instead of golden rutile, has black or dark green tourmaline crystals.
Turquoise: Turquoise is a copper aluminum phosphate achieving hardness six, thus considerably softer than quartz. It occurs naturally in all shades ranging from sky-blue to grey-green. The blue colour is caused by copper, while the green colour is caused by iron or chromium. Often the material is veined or shows spots, which depending on the respective occurrence are brown, light grey or even black. These vivid, more or less regular patterns are called the spider web. The micro-crystals are really tiny and almost not discernible with the bare eye. Usually turquoise occurs as encrustation, in veins or as nodules or nuggets. The most beautiful of Turquoises in wonderful light blue are found in Northern Iran. Turquoise is only rarely faceted. Usually it is shaped as cabochon or a bead, or even given a fancy cut. They are relatively soft gemstones and thus quite sensitive. Since the color may also fade out in the course of wearing, today even the top qualities receive a waxing and subsequent hardening treatment. This procedure will make the sensitive gemstone sturdier. Turquoises which have been sealed with artificial resin are available at competitive prices. Their color appears fresh, and they show a high resistance. In addition, there are also “reconstructed” Turquoises, which have been assembled from pulverized Turquoise. Turquoise should be protected from cosmetics, heat and bright daylight. The gemstone does not really appreciate sunbathing. It is recommended to clean it from time to time after wearing with a soft cloth.
Zircon: The wide variety of colors of zircon, its rarity, and its relatively low cost make it a popular collector’s stone. Collectors enjoy the search for all possible colors and variations. The name probably comes from the Persian word zargun which means “gold-colored,” although zircon comes in a wide range of different colors.Zircon occurs in a wide range of colors but for many years, the most popular was the colorless variety which looks more like diamond than any other natural stone due to its brilliance and dispersion. Zircon is also available in green, dark red, yellow, brown, and orange.
OXETTE’s packaging of all its jewellery, watches and accessories is ideally designed to the brand’s high quality and style, in order to offer a perfect presentation of a luxury item.
In case of return of your order, you must include all the above product packaging and accessories in your shipping package, all in their original condition.
BASIC PACKAGING: The basic packaging includes the product box or pouch, an authenticity or guarantee card for each product and a “Return or Exchange” sticker.
SHIPPING PACKAGING: The shipping packaging is selected in order to keep the products safe and not damaged during transit.
This website or websites (the “Website”) is published and maintained by PERIDEO S.A. with offices located at Eleftheriou Venizelou 50, Thessaloniki 546 31 Greece (the “Company,” “We,” “Us”, “Our”).
You may opt in or opt out of our sharing of your personal information with third parties for marketing purposes by following the directions in the “Right to Opt In and Opt Out” section below.
Children’s Privacy. We do not knowingly collect or use any personally identifiable information from individuals under the age of 13. If we become aware that any such information has been provided or submitted to us, we will delete the information as soon as possible.
WHAT INFORMATION IS COLLECTED
Your privacy is important to us. Depending on how you use the Website, We may ask you to share Personal Information with us. “Personal Information” includes, for example, your name; home and/or business address; e-mail address; wireless and/or fax number; short message service or text message address or other wireless device address; telephone number; credit card and other payment information; and demographic information and/or other information that may identify you as an individual or allow online or offline contact with you as an individual.
We will ask you for information, including some Personal Information, if you use one of several services:
- Sign up for e-mail: In order to receive our e-mail blasts, you need to share your e-mail address. You do not have to sign up for e-mail to browse the Website and make purchases.
- Becoming a registered user: In order to register, you need to share some Personal Information, such as your e-mail address. You may not have to be a registered user to browse the Website.
- Making a purchase: When you buy something on the Website, you have to supply your name, a billing address, phone number, shipping address, and credit card information. By making a purchase, you become a registered user of the Website. You can choose to store information needed to make a purchase, such as your shipping and billing addresses in the “My Account” section. You can access this section using your registration login and password.
- Entering a draw or contest: You may be asked to provide Personal Information in order to enter a draw or contest, or answer a survey, on the Website. If you enter a draw or contest, or answer a survey, you will become a registered user (if you aren’t one already). We may also ask you for some demographic information, such as your age. If you choose not to answer, you probably will not be able to participate in the draw, contest or survey.
WEBSITE USAGE INFORMATION
We may use “cookies” to keep, and sometimes track, information about you. Cookies are small data files that are stored on your computer’s hard drive and can be used to collect information about where you travel on Our Website and what you look at and purchase. They may store the information in your shopping cart, and/or your username and/or password. A cookie may enable us to relate your use of our Website to other information about you, including your Personal Information. All of these purposes serve to improve and personalize your experience on Our Website. You can control how your browser handles cookies received from websites. You can choose to refuse all Cookies, or to be prompted before a Cookie is saved to your hard drive, or to only accept Cookies from certain websites that you designate. By refusing to accept cookies from us, you may not be able to use some of the features and functionality available on the Website.
We may use “clear GIFs” (aka “Web beacons” or “pixel tags”) or similar technologies, in the Website and/or in our communications with you to enable us to know whether you have visited a Web page or received a message. A clear GIF is typically a one-pixel, transparent image (although it can be a visible image as well), located on a Web page or in an e-mail that communicates to us whether you viewed an email that we sent you or visited a certain page on our Website. A clear GIF may enable us to relate your viewing or receipt of a Web page or message to other information about you, including your Personal Information.
IP ADDRESS AND CLICKSTREAM DATA
Our server automatically collects data about your server’s Internet address when you visit us. This information, known as an Internet Protocol Address, or IP Address, is a number that’s automatically assigned to your computer by your Internet service provider whenever you’re on the Internet. When you request pages from Our Website, Our servers may log your IP Address and sometimes your domain name. Our server may also record the referring page that linked you to us (e.g., another Website or a search engine); the pages you visit on this Website; the Website you visit after this Website; the ads you see and/or click on; other information about the type of Web browser, computer, platform, related software and settings you are using; any search terms you have entered on this Website or a referral site; and other Web usage activity and data logged by Our Web servers. We use this information for internal system administration, to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our Website. Such information may also be used to gather broad demographic information, such as country of origin and internet service provider. Any or all of these activities with regard to Website usage information may be performed on our behalf by our services providers.
HOW IS THE PERSONAL INFORMATION USED?
We will use the Personal Information you provide to our Website, for example, to respond to your requests, process your orders, and to provide you with our product and service offerings. We may also use your Personal Information to maintain our internal record keeping and/or share it with our affiliates for internal marketing purposes. In addition, we may send you notices (for example, in the form of e-mails, mailings, and the like), and otherwise correspond with you, about products, services, companies and events, sponsored by us and others, that we think might interest you.
You may opt out of receiving such notices from us by following the instructions in the Right to Opt In and Opt Out section below.
We may analyse user behaviour as a measure of interest in, and use of, Our Website and e-mails, both on an individual basis and in the aggregate.
We may provide visitors an opportunity to receive offers from our affiliates who have services, products and offers that we think might be of interest to you. Unless you elect not to receive such offers by following the instructions in the Right to Opt In and Opt Out section below, we may from time to time provide your Personal Information to these entities so that they may send you these offers. If y
ou change your mind and no longer want us to share your Personal Information with these types of third parties, follow the instructions to opt out in the Right to Opt In and Opt Out section below.
CO-SPONSORED CONTESTS, DRAWS AND OFFERINGS
Some of our contests, draws and other offerings may be co-sponsored by another company. In those situations, the information we obtain from you in connection with such contest, sweepstake or offering may be shared with Our co-sponsor, unless you instruct us not to by following the instructions in the Right to Opt In and Opt Out section below. In those situations, our co-sponsors will have the right to use your information for their own purposes, in accordance with their own policies. We are not responsible for how our co-sponsors may use your information.
We may use third-party partners to help operate our Website and deliver our products and services, and may share your information with our affiliates, service providers and other third parties that provide products or services for or through this Website or for our business (such as Website or database hosting companies, address list hosting companies, credit card authorization companies, e-mail service providers, analytics companies, distribution companies, fulfilment companies, and other similar service providers that use such information on Our behalf).
We may disclose aggregate statistics regarding user behaviour as a measure of interest in, and use of, our Website and e-mails to third parties in the form of aggregate data, such as overall patterns or demographic reports that do not describe or identify any individual user.
LEGALLY COMPELLED DISCLOSURES
We may disclose user information to government authorities, and to other third parties when compelled to do so by government authorities or otherwise as required or permitted by law, including but not limited to in response to court orders and subpoenas. We also may disclose user information when we have reason to believe that someone is causing injury to or interference with our rights or property, other users of the Website, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. Additionally, we cooperate with law enforcement inquiries and other third parties to enforce laws, intellectual property rights and other rights.
In the event that we are acquired by one or more third parties as a result of an acquisition, merger, sale, reorganization, consolidation or liquidation, Personal Information may be one of the transferred assets.
While we will take reasonable precautions to protect the security and integrity of Personal Information provided to this Website, due to the inherent nature of the Internet as an open global communications vehicle, we cannot guarantee that information, during transmission through the Internet or while stored on our system or otherwise in our care, will be absolutely safe from intrusion by others, such as hackers. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect your personal information. For example:
- We use industry-standard Secure Sockets Layer (“SSL”) authentication for online transactions made on our site. SSL authentication and encryption of the information that you send to us over the Internet helps protect your online transaction information from third party interception.
- Your credit card information is never used except to issue refunds and charges for orders placed on Our Website. In this case, one of Our customer service representatives will contact you directly regarding your order. For your own safety, please don’t ever use email to send Us your credit card information!
- We never display your full credit card number once it has been entered. We will only reveal the last four digits of your credit card for verification purposes.
- For additional security, We do not store your credit card number after processing your payment. We urge you to protect your own privacy.
- We recommend that you do not share your password with anyone or share your password in an unsolicited phone call or e-mail.
Unfortunately, despite all of our efforts, there is always a risk that third parties may unlawfully intercept transmissions. This reality is true of all Internet use. As a result, we cannot ensure the security of any information you transmit, and you transmit all information at your own risk. If you contact us by e-mail or a “contact us” or similar feature on our Website, you should be aware that your transmission might not be secure. A third party could view information you send by these methods in transit. If you choose to become a registered user, you are responsible for maintaining the strict confidentiality of your account password, and you shall be responsible for any access to or use of the Website by you or any person or entity using your password, whether or not such access or use has been authorized by or on behalf of you, and whether or not such person or entity is your employee or agent. You agree to;
- immediately notify Us of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and
- ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session.
It is your responsibility to control the dissemination and use of your password, control access to and use of your account, and notify us when you desire to cancel your account on this Website. We are not responsible or liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this provision. We will not be liable for disclosure of your information due to errors or unauthorized acts of third parties during or after transmission. We recommend that you change your password every three months. If you are using a public computer (e.g. at a library), or a shared computer, we urge you to log out of your account and our Website altogether, and quit the browser application before you leave the computer. This will help prevent others from accessing your account and any personal information. In the unlikely event that we believe that the security of your Personal Information in our possession or control may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you of that development. If a notification is appropriate, We would endeavour to do so as promptly as possible under the circumstances, and, to the extent we have your e-mail address, we may notify you by e-mail. You consent to our use of e-mail as a means of such notification. If you prefer for us to use another method to notify you in this situation, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the alternative contact information you wish to be used.
CONSENT TO PROCESSING
By providing Personal Information to this Website, you understand and consent to the collection, maintenance, processing and transfer of such information in and to Greece and other countries and territories.
PUBLIC AND INTERACTIVE AREAS OF OUR SITE
We may from time to time provide interactive services on our Website, including, without limitation, chat rooms, bulletin boards and discussion groups. We are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any interactive service we provide on our Website, and we expressly exclude all liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of any interactive service by a user, whether the service is moderated or not. Similarly, we may or may no
You represent and warrant that content, information or other material posted by you (collectively, “Postings”) are original to you, do not infringe on a third party’s intellectual property rights, are not obscene, vulgar, offensive, malicious, discriminatory, defamatory or otherwise unlawful, that no other party has any rights thereto, and that any “moral rights” in your Postings have been waived. You grant us a royalty-free, unrestricted, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive and fully transferable, assignable and sub-licensable right and license to use, copy, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such Postings, in whole or part, and/or to incorporate them in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed for editorial, commercial, non-commercial, promotional or any other purpose. We may delete or destroy your Postings at any time in our sole discretion.
RIGHT TO OPT IN AND OPT OUT
You may have the right to “opt in” and “opt out” of certain of our uses of your Personal Information. For example, at the time you are requested to provide Personal Information on this Website, you may have the opportunity to elect to, or not to:
- receive correspondence from Us, or
- have your Personal Information shared with our affiliates for their marketing purposes you may also make this request by sending an e-mail via the form below In this e-mail, please say whether:
- you would like to opt out of receiving promotional correspondence from Us in general, or just via e-mail, postal mail and/or by phone,
- you do not want us to share your Personal Information with our affiliates for their marketing purposes You may also opt out of our promotional e-mails by clicking on an opt-out link within the e-mail you receive.
Please understand that if you opt out of receiving promotional correspondence from us, we may still contact you in connection with your relationship, activities, transactions and communications with us. Also, a request to have us stop sharing your Personal Information with other entities for marketing purposes will only apply as of the date of your request, and we will not be responsible for any communications that you may receive from entities that received your Personal Information prior to such request. In these cases, please contact that entity directly.
If you have any questions or comments regarding our privacy practices, you may contact us via phone or email.
How can I make a purchase?
The process of an online purchase from OXETTE’s e-shop is very simple:
1. Firstly, in order to make purchases you should become a member of our website. Registration is done by clicking the “REGISTER” field at the top right of the Home page, and then filling in your details.
2. In the top of each page you will see the Menu. There you can navigate through the product categories that interest you (for example: necklaces, watches, rings, etc.)
3. After selecting the product that interests you, there are 2 options: If you want to buy it you click on the “Add to Cart” button and if you want to save it for a future purchase you click on the “Add to Wishlist” button.
4. By selecting “Add to Cart”, the product is transferred into your cart and a pop-up window appears which notifies you of the product being added to your cart. In this window you can: SEE YOUR SHOPPING CART, COMPLETE YOUR ORDER or CONTINUE SHOPPING. With the first option you can edit your cart and then proceed to payment, with the second option you complete your order by entering your Billing and Shipping Information, and then clicking on the “Make Order” button. Finally, with the third option you continue browsing the website, having saved the product to your cart in case you want to add another product to your order.
In addition to the Distance Selling Regulations, you can return any item within 14 days of receipt for a refund of that item for another product or to exchange it for a different size*(*only for rings). In case of special offer or sale purchases you remain your right for refund or exchange with a product of similar value of your purchase even after the end of the offer or sale.
For Returns that happen after the end of the 14 days, OXETTE keeps the right to accept or not the returns and refund or exchange the order. In this case we will contact you via e-mail and inform you accordingly
In addition to the Distance Selling Regulations, for returns and money refunds of your purchase value, you can return your order between 7 days of the date of delivery.
As soon as we receive your return, we will examine the contition of the products and will inform you for the delivery. In case that you wish for a money return, OXETTE will refund the full amount of purchases into your account between 30 days from the da
te of delivery, after it abstracts the cost of shipping. We will inform you for the shipping costs. In case of exchange and if there availability of the required product, we will post your new item between 3-5 working days. For every order you place you have the right to make only one return.
For deliveries out of Greece you will be charged the shipping costs. In this case we will inform you about the shipping costs before the post.
Please note that all Returns must be in their original and full packaging, with the guarantee card or authenticity card, and the products must be exactly in the same condition that you received them. All the Returns are examined during the delivery.
We advise you to make your Returns using Safe Delivery for more security and always keep safe the post voucher until we will inform you for the delivery. OXETTE is not responsible for any losses or damages during the shipping of your returns. All the products are under your full responsibility from the moment of delivery until the moment that we will receive the Return. Choose a safe post packaging in order to avoid possible damages.
When you wish to make a return fro refund or exchange of your order please contact us by tel. +30 2310 286113 (Customer Service, 9am-5pm Greece time) or via e-mail through the web-site contact form below. For you own accommodation please include your order number that you can find on your receipt or invoice and your full contact info. In case of refund or exchange please include also new code of the requested product or the new size* (*only for rings).
Inside the order package that you will receive from OXETTE you will find a sticker “Returns & Exchanges”. Please position this sticker at the top of your return package , in order to identify the order returned.
In case of false product OXETTE will offer exchange with a new product. In this case please contact us in order to make for you a free of charge return post. For more information regarding products guarantee please check the page “repairs” of the web-site.
Returns will be accepted ONLY at the following address and NOT in any OXETTE sale’s point.
TERMS OF WEBSITE USE
INFORMATION ABOUT US
Our Site(s) operated and/or licensed by Perideo S.A., with offices located Eleftheriou Venizelou 50, Thessaloniki 546 31 Greece (“We” or “Us” or “Our”).
ACCESSING OUR SITE
Access to Our Site(s) is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the services we provide on Our Site(s) (the “Services”) without notice (see below). We will not be liable if for any reason Our Site(s) are unavailable at any time or for any period.
From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of Our Site(s), or Our entire Site(s), to users who have registered with us.
If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any third party. We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these Terms and Conditions.
You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to Our Site(s). You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access Our Site(s) through your internet connection are aware of these Terms and Conditions, and that they comply with them.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in Our Site(s), and in the material published on it including all text, graphics, photographs, audio, video, logos, artwork, data, computer code and other materials contained or displayed on Our Site(s) (“Content”), as well as the look and feel and the design of the Site(s) and the organization of the Content on the Site(s). Your use of Our Site(s) does not grant you ownership of any Content on Our Site(s). Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
Subject to these Terms and Conditions, you may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from Our Site(s) for your personal reference and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to material posted on Our Site(s).
You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any Content you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.
Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on Our Site(s) must always be acknowledged and credited.
You must not use any part of the Content and/or materials on Our Site(s) for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.
If you print off, copy or download any part of Our Site in breach of these Terms and Conditions, your right to use Our Site(s) will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.
RELIANCE ON INFORMATION POSTED
Commentary and other materials posted on Our Site(s) are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to Our Site(s), or by anyone who may
be informed of any of its contents.
OUR SITE CHANGES REGULARLY
We aim to update Our Site(s) regularly, and may change the Content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to Our Site(s), or close it indefinitely. Any of the material on Our Site(s) may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.
THE CONTENT DISPLAYED ON OUR SITE(S) IS PROVIDED WITHOUT ANY GUARANTEES, CONDITIONS OR WARRANTIES AS TO ITS ACCURACY. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE, OTHER MEMBERS OF OUR GROUP OF COMPANIES, AFFILIATES AND THIRD PARTIES CONNECTED TO US HEREBY EXPRESSLY EXCLUDE:
ALL CONDITIONS, WARRANTIES AND OTHER TERMS WHICH MIGHT OTHERWISE BE IMPLIED BY STATUTE, COMMON LAW OR THE LAW OF EQUITY, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTY FOR INFORMATION, DATA, DATA PROCESSING SERVICES, UPTIME OR UNINTERRUPTED ACCESS, ANY WARRANTIES CONCERNING THE AVAILABILITY, ACCURACY, USEFULNESS, OR CONTENT OF INFORMATION, AND ANY WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND WE HEREBY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL SUCH WARRANTIES, EXPRESS AND IMPLIED.
ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS OR DAMAGE INCURRED BY ANY USER IN CONNECTION WITH OUR SITE OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE, INABILITY TO USE, OR RESULTS OF THE USE OF OUR SITE, ANY WEBSITES LINKED TO IT AND ANY MATERIALS POSTED ON IT, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY LIABILITY FOR:
- LOSS OF INCOME OR REVENUE;
- LOSS OF BUSINESS;
- LOSS OF PROFITS OR CONTRACTS;
- LOSS OF ANTICIPATED SAVINGS;
- LOSS OF DATA;
- LOSS OF GOODWILL;
- WASTED MANAGEMENT OR OFFICE TIME;
- AND FOR ANY OTHER LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND, HOWEVER ARISING AND WHETHER CAUSED BY TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), BREACH OF CONTRACT OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE, PROVIDED THAT THIS CONDITION SHALL NOT PREVENT CLAIMS FOR LOSS OF OR DAMAGE TO YOUR TANGIBLE PROPERTY OR ANY OTHER CLAIMS FOR DIRECT FINANCIAL LOSS THAT ARE NOT EXCLUDED BY ANY OF THE CATEGORIES SET OUT ABOVE.
OUR SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL SERVICES, CONTENT, FUNCTIONS AND MATERIALS, IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE”, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT OUR SITE OR THE SERVICES, CONTENT, FUNCTIONS OR MATERIALS CONTAINED THEREIN WILL BE TIMELY, SECURE, UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, OR THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT THE SITE WILL MEET USERS’ REQUIREMENTS. NO ADVICE, RESULTS OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM US OR THROUGH THE SITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN. WE ALSO ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY, AND SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR, ANY DAMAGES TO, OR VIRUSES THAT MAY INFECT, YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT OR OTHER PROPERTY ON ACCOUNT OF YOUR ACCESS TO, USE OF, OR BROWSING IN THE SITE OR YOUR DOWNLOADING OF ANY CONTENT OR OTHER MATERIALS FROM OUR SITE. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH OUR SITE, YOUR SOLE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING OUR SITE.
WITHOUT LIMITATION OF THE ABOVE IN THIS SECTION, AND EXCEPT FOR ANY PRODUCT WARRANTY OFFERED BY US OR AS OTHERWISE SPECIFICALLY SET FORTH IN A SALE AGREEMENT SEPARATELY ENTERED INTO IN WRITING BETWEEN YOU AND US, WE DISCLAIM ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES ORDERED OR PROVIDED VIA THE SITE, AND HEREBY DISCLAIM, AND YOU HEREBY WAIVE, ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATIONS MADE IN PRODUCT OR SERVICES LITERATURE, FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS DOCUMENTS AND OTHERWISE ON THE SITE OR IN CORRESPONDENCE WITH US OR OUR AGENTS. ANY PRODUCTS AND SERVICES ORDERED OR PROVIDED VIA THE SITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY OTHERWISE STATED HEREIN.
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE TOTAL AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF US OR OUR AFFILIATES TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR TORT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING FROM THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OR YOUR USE OF OUR SITE OR ANY PRODUCT ORDERED VIA OUR SITE EXCEED, IN THE AGGREGATE, THE AMOUNT, IF ANY, PAID BY YOU TO US FOR YOUR USE OF OUR SITE OR PURCHASE OF PRODUCTS VIA OUR SITE.
This foregoing does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
If a mistake in product description or pricing occurs on Our Site(s), We reserve the right to correct it and to refuse or cancel any orders placed for items listed at an incorrect price. Any orders placed via the Site(s) are not considered accepted until we have shipped the order.
INFORMATION ABOUT YOU AND YOUR VISITS TO OUR SITE(S)
TRANSACTIONS CONCLUDED THROUGH OUR SITE(S)
The products we make available on Our Site(s) are for your personal, non-commercial use only. You may only order products if you are 18 years old or older. Certain products that you purchase on Our Site(s) may be subject to additional terms and conditions presented to you at the time of such purchase.
UPLOADING MATERIAL TO OUR SITE
Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload Content or other material to Our Site(s), or to make contact with other users of Our Site(s), including through the use of blogs, chat rooms, message boards or other public forums, you must comply with these Terms and Conditions and the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy (please see Part II below). You represent and warrant that;
- you have all the rights, power and authority necessary to grant the rights granted herein to any Content that you submit,
- you own or otherwise possess all necessary rights with respect to all Content uploaded to Our Site(s), and
- none of the Content will infringe, misappropriate, or otherwise violate any intellectual property or proprietary right of any third party, and are not unlawful, fraudulent, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene or otherwise objectionable.
Any Content you upload to Our Site(s) will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and we have the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such Content for any purpose. We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any Content posted or uploaded by you to Our Site(s) constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.
All Content, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, is the sole responsibility of the person who originated such Content. We may not monitor or control the Content posted via the Services and, we cannot take responsibility for such Content. Any use or reliance on any Content or materials posted via the Services or obtained by you through the Services is at your own risk.
We do not endorse, support, represent or guarantee the completeness, truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any Content or other material posted on Our Site(s) or endorse any
opinions expressed on Our Site(s). You understand that by accessing Our Site(s), you may be exposed to Content that might be offensive, harmful, inaccurate or otherwise inappropriate, or in some cases, postings that have been mislabeled or are otherwise deceptive. Under no circumstances will we be responsible, or liable to you or any third party, for the Content or accuracy of any materials posted by you or any other user of Our Site(s), including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any Content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content or other materials posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available on Our Site(s) or broadcast elsewhere.
We have the right to remove any Content or posting you make on Our Site(s) if, in our opinion, such material does not comply with the content standards set out in Our Acceptable Use Policy (please see Part II below).
VIRUSES, HACKING AND OTHER OFFENCES
You must not misuse Our Site(s) by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other Content which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to Our Site(s), the server on which Our Site(s) is stored or any server, computer or database connected to Our Site(s). You must not attack Our Site(s) via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.
You shall not:
- engage in spidering, “screen scraping,” “database scraping,” harvesting of e-mail addresses, wireless addresses or other contact or personal information, or any other automatic means of accessing, logging-in or registering on Our Site(s) or for any services or features offered on or through Our Site(s), or obtaining lists of users or obtaining or accessing other information or features on, from or through Our Site(s) or the Services offered on or through Our Site(s), including, without limitation, any information residing on any server or database connected to Our Site(s) or any Services offered on or through Our Site(s);
- obtain or attempt to obtain unauthorized access to computer systems, materials, information or any services made available on or through Our Site(s) through any means;
- use Our Site(s) or the Services made available on or through Our Site(s) in any manner with the intent to interrupt, damage, disable, overburden, or impair Our Site(s) or such Services, including, without limitation, sending mass unsolicited messages or “flooding” servers with requests;
- use Our Site(s) Services or features in violation of Our or any third party’s intellectual property or other proprietary or legal rights; or
- use Our Site(s) Services in violation of any applicable law. You further agree that you may not attempt (or encourage or support anyone else’s attempt) to circumvent, reverse engineer, decrypt, or otherwise alter or interfere with Our Site(s) and/or the Content, or make unauthorized use thereof. You agree that you will not use Our Site(s) in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair Our Site(s) or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of Our Site(s). You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made publicly available or provided for through Our Site(s). In the event of such a breach, your right to use Our Site(s) will cease immediately. We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of Our Site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.
LINKING TO OUR SITE
You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.
You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.
Our Site(s) must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of Our Site(s) other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. The website from which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy (please see Part II below).
If you wish to make any use of material on Our Site(s) other than that set out above, please address your request via our email form below.
LINKS FROM OUR SITE
Where Our Site(s) contain links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold us, our affiliates, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents harmless from any and all claims, liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising in any way from;
- your use of Our Site(s) or the Services,
- your placement or transmission of any Content or other materials through Our Site(s), or
- your breach or violation of the law or of these Terms and Conditions. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defence and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, and in such case, you agree to cooperate with our defence of such claim.
JURISDICTION AND APPLICABLE LAW
This Agreement is governed by the state laws of Thessaloniki, without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You agree that any cause of action that may arise under this Agreement will be brought in the appropriate court in Thessaloniki and you agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located in Thessaloniki.
OUR RETURN POLICY
We hope you are delighted with your jewellery. If for any reason you decide not to keep your online purchase, We will accept merchandise in its original condition for a full refund when accompanied by the original sales slip. Refunds may only be issued in the same form as was utilised for payment. Merchandise must be returned within 30 days from date of delivery.
Please note that any associated shipping costs will not be subject to refund and that a different return policy may be applicable for in-store purchases.
Before returning the item(s), you will need to contact us via our RETURNS email to obtain a Returned Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number.
The item you return must be presented in saleable condition with the appropriate sales invoice and all original packaging and enclosures. Take care to return any certificates that accompanied the item, as neglecting to do so will render you liable for the EU€250 replacement cost.
We recommend shipping returned merchandise via insured parcel post for tracking purposes. We also recommend that customers request adequate insurance to cover the purchase price of the shipment. We will not assume responsibility for reimbursement or compensation in the event that return packages are lost, stolen, or mishandled. We cannot accept returns that have been worn, used, altered or damaged.
We reserve the right to refuse return of any merchandise that does not meet the above return requirements according to our sole discretion.
Depending on which of Our Site(s) you visit, prices listed are in the applicable currencies.
We do not charge our clients for shipping and handling. We send all merchandise using UPS Insured Door To Door Service. Please allow 3-4 days for delivery once you have placed your order where applicable and/or otherwise up to 14 days.
It is very important to note that a signature will be required in order for parcels sent by us to be delivered. We will email you the UPS tracking number of your parcel once it has been dispatched. Please make sure that you or someone you trust is available to sign for the package upon delivery.
Also note that the country of destination may have import taxes which you may have to pay.
All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is found by a co urt of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavour to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of these Terms and Conditions remain in full force and effect.
If you have any concerns about material which appears on our Site, please contact us via our form below.
ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
This Acceptable Use Policy sets out the terms between you and us under which you may access our OXETTE websites, whether as a guest or a registered user.
This Acceptable Use Policy applies to all users of, and visitors to, Our Site(s).
Your use of Our Site(s) means that you accept, and agree to abide by, all the policies in this Acceptable Use Policy, which supplement our Terms and Conditions set out in Part I above.
You may use Our Site(s) only for lawful purposes. You may not use Our Site(s):
- In any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation.
- In any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.
- For the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way.
- To send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with Our Content standards.
- To transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam).
- To knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.
You also agree:
- Not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of Our Site(s) in contravention of the provisions of Our Terms and Conditions set out in Part I above.
- Not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
- any part of Our Site(s);
- any equipment or network on which Our Site(s) is stored;
- any software used in the provision of Our Site(s); or
- any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.
We may from time to time provide interactive services on Our Site(s), including, without limitation:
- Chat rooms.
- Bulletin boards.
- User Generated Content functionality.
Where we do provide any interactive service, We will provide clear information to you about the kind of service offered, if it is moderated and what form of moderation is used (including whether it is human or technical), if any.
We will decide whether it is appropriate to use moderation of the relevant service (including what kind of moderation to use) in the light of relevant risks. However, We are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any interactive service We provide on Our Site(s), and we expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of any interactive service by a user in contravention of Our Content standards, whether the service is moderated or not. Your use of such interactive services are at your own risk.
The use of any of our interactive services by a minor is subject to the consent of their parent or guardian. We advise parents who permit their children to use an interactive service that it is important that they communicate with their children about their safety online, as moderation is not foolproof. Minors who are using any interactive service should be made aware of the potential risks to them.
Where we do moderate an interactive service, We will normally provide you with a means of contacting the moderator, should a concern or difficulty arise.
These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to Our Site(s) (contributions), and to any interactive services associated with it.
You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.
- Be accurate (where they state facts).
- Be genuinely held (where they state opinions).
- Comply with applicable laws in Greece and in any country from which they are posted from.
Contributions must not:
- Contain any material which is defamatory of any person.
- Contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory.
- Promote sexually explicit material.
- Promote violence.
- Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
- Infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person.
- Be likely to deceive any person.
- Be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence.
- Promote any illegal activity.
- Be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.
- Be likely to harass
, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.
- Be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person.
- Give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case.
- Advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.
SUSPENSION AND TERMINATION
We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of this Acceptable Use Policy through your use of Our Site(s). When a breach of this policy has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate. Failure to comply with this Acceptable Use Policy constitutes a material breach of the Terms and Conditions (please see Part I above) upon which you are permitted to use Our Site(s), and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:
- Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use Our Site(s).
- Immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to Our Site(s).
- Issue of a warning to you.
- Legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach.
- Further legal action against you.
- Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.
We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of this acceptable use policy. The responses described in this policy are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.
CHANGES TO THE ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
We may revise this acceptable use policy at any time by amending this page and such change(s) shall be effective upon posting on Our Site(s). You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes.