Terms & Conditions
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COPYRIGHT AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The information contained in this site is under Monaco law and is supplied without any sort of guaranty, either explicit or tacit. This information can contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. It is non contractual and subject to modification without notice.
The entire contents, pages, scripts, icons and sounds of this site are the exclusive property of META MONACO or the holders of the rights mentioned. All production, reproduction or representation of this site, in its entirety or in part (text, sounds or images), on any type of support is forbidden. The non-respect of this interdiction constitutes an infringement which may result in civil or criminal penalties. It is strictly forbidden to use or reproduce the name META MONACO, as well as all META MONACO logos and visuals, alone or associated, for whatever reason.
META MONACO is not responsible for the content of any other site to which you may have access via the official site META MONACO. It is expressly understood by the person using this site that under no circumstances is META MONACO responsible for any loss, direct or indirect, materials or immaterial or special, resulting particularly from the consultation and/or the utilisation of this site or other sites which are linked, such as the utilisation of textual information, sounds or visuals that could be included and particularly from all financial or commercial prejudice, the lost of programs or information in the users information system or other.
In the absence of all contractual engagements, META MONACO can at any time delete all the information or all references to this site or even cancel the said site and this under own discretion and without notice.
The databases included on the Internet server are protected by the law of Monaco.
The nominative information included in this site, or collected by “on line” means, have been collected in accordance with the Monaco law. Any one having supplied information has the right of access, modification, rectification and of deletion of information by addressing an email to the web site administrator.
Legal Mentions and credits
Consulting, design and production: META MONACO e-commerce team.
©2016-2017 META MONACO
©photo credits: META MONACO
Intellectual property rights
Ex: The trademarks, logos, drawings, models and, more generally, all distinctive signs present on the www.meta.mc site are the exclusive property of META MONACO.
Accordingly, META MONACO shall take legal action against any person who, directly or indirectly, adversely affects its rights.
META MONACO also advises you that this site is a copyrighted work. META MONACO holds copyrights for each page constituting this site, its structure, as well as all elements featured therein (photographs, texts, etc.). As such, we remind you that any use or reproduction of any part of the site is strictly prohibited.
Website publisher: META MONACO
Address of head office: 39 Avenue Princesse Grace Telephone no.: +1 (646) 481-3622 META MONACO is registered with the companies register in Monaco Company capital: €15,000.00 Official European VAT number: FR 05 0000 99 746
Monaco Telecom, 25 boulevard de Suisse, 98000 Monaco
General terms and conditions of sale
The META MONACO online sales service is reserved exclusively for adults purchasing items for their individual non-professional use (not for resale) and for corporate bodies purchasing items for purposes other than their professional activities, having consented to complete the mandatory fields presented on registration and having a shipping address located in one of the zones served by META MONACO. Any purchase made in breach of the aforementioned conditions will incur the liability of the violator. META MONACO reserves the right not to fulfill any order that may seem abnormal or that calls into question the principle of purchase for personal use. The present general and special sales conditions cover all of the items proposed on the meta.mc website (hereinafter "the Website") and alone govern relations between META MONACO (limited liability company), having share capital of €15,000.00 and registered offices at 39, avenue Princesse Grace, Monaco (98000), listed with the Registre des sociétés de Monaco (Monaco Companies Register) and identified by EU VAT number FR 05 0000 99 746, and its customers on the Website, to the exclusion of all other conditions.
II. Acceptance of our general and special sales conditions
By submitting an order through our Website you signify your full and entire acceptance of the present META MONACO general sales conditions and any special sales terms and conditions applicable to your order (items ordered as shown on the Website within the limit of specified quantities, designation, price etc.). Please note that the Website provides a function that enables you to correct or modify your choice before confirmation.
Each article proposed on the Website is the subject of a summary presentation indicating its designation, quantity and price. Photographs used to illustrate our products are not contractual and are provided to illustrate the general appearance of the product. META MONACO may in no case be deemed liable for inaccuracies that may occur in photographs.
IV. Validity of proposition
The validity of our ranges is guaranteed only during the period of presentation online and within the limit of available stocks. In the event that an item becomes unavailable after you have submitted your order, we will contact you by telephone or e-mail as quickly as possible in order to inform you of the situation and to agree with you: - to postpone delivery while awaiting resupply of the product where this is possible, - to replace the product by another product equivalent in quality and price, - to cancel the order and reimburse any sum that may have been paid, in accordance with the terms and conditions defined in Article X here below.
V. Username and password
You must select a username and a password when you place your first order. Your username and password are deemed to provide proof of your identity and you are accountable for any order submitted on the basis of these means of identification. They have the value of an electronic signature. You are solely responsible for your username and password and you will be held solely liable for any consequences that may result from their use by third parties who have knowledge of them, unless it can be shown that the knowledge of your username and password is the result of a fault that can be directly attributed to META MONACO. Should you forget your password or username or if you have reason to think that a third party may have unwarranted access to them, a function on the Website enables you to retrieve your username and choose a new password.
VI. Form of contract : Operating mode and proof
6.1 Registration and confirmation of the order Any order that you place gives rise to a simultaneous recapitulation before you are asked to confirm the order by indicating your choice of shipping address and means of payment. You are then asked to confirm your order. As soon you confirm your order it is registered automatically and becomes firm and definitive, with the statutory reserves detailed in the following paragraph. Any order that is paid by credit card or debit card is only considered effective when your card issuer clears the sum concerned. If payment is refused by the card issuer, the order is automatically canceled; no indemnity is payable to the customer; the customer is notified of the refusal by an on-screen message from the card issuer.
6.2 Confirmation of reception of the order META MONACO confirms reception of your order. This confirmation is transmitted to you in the form of an e-mail listing the products ordered, the shipping address and the means of payment chosen (online or by check or by bank wire transfer), and indicating an order number. You are responsible for the information you provide when you submit an order. If you make a mistake when entering your address or that of the place of delivery, or as regards your name, forename, address, telephone number, e-mail address, entry code or floor, leading to the loss of the goods, you remain liable for the payment of the lost items and no indemnity or reimbursement shall be made.
6.3 Proof The automatic registration systems of META MONACO websites are deemed to provide a record of the nature, content and date (i) of your order, (ii) of confirmation of the reception of your order by META MONACO and (iii) of all e-mails exchanged between META MONACO and yourself. Data relative to any transaction performed on the basis of the username will be stored and archived by META MONACO and will serve as proof in the event of litigation, in conformity with the Monaco Statute concerning electronic signatures and records. Such data will have probative force in the event of any dispute between the parties and may be conserved by META MONACO for an unlimited period.
Prices are expressed in euros. META MONACO indicates prices both excluding and including sales tax (i.e. VAT). Delivery fees are added on according to the order’s weight, volume, value and destination. Prices for similar products sold by META MONACO in its stores or on its catalogue may differ from prices on the website without this obligating META MONACO in any way. Customers are not entitled to purchase Internet products at store prices or Catalogue prices and vice-versa. VIII. Payment
When you place your order you may choose to pay by credit or debit card or by check or gift voucher or bank wire transfer. If you choose to pay by credit or debit card, you will be directed towards a secure CIC/Monetico website that guarantees the confidentiality of your card details through protective encryption procedures. Only CB, Visa and Mastercard cards and Paypal are accepted. Checks or gift vouchers (with an extra payment by check if necessary), made out to META MONACO, must be sent to the following address with an enclosed printout of the e-mail confirming your order (showing the order number): META MONACO Sales Department 39, Avenue Princesse Grace 98000 Monaco. For bank wires please enquire. No items will be shipped until funds are received in the amount of the order to the credit of META MONACO's account as defined in Article 9 here below. The invoice will be sent by email to the billing address. If the amount of the order exceeds 1000€, META MONACO at its own discretion may ask for a wire transfer of the amount of the order + delivery fees before delivering the items.
9.1. General information
Orders will be shipped only after receipt of a duly completed, dated and signed order form, together with payment in full, by one of the approved means, of the price of the products plus delivery. Any event defined by the relevant laws and legal precedent as force majeure which would delay or prevent procurement or make its cost exorbitant shall constitute, by express agreement, a cause for suspension or termination of META MONACO’s obligations, without compensation to the customer if the event extends beyond a period of fifteen (15) days. META MONACO shall inform customers by any means appropriate of the occurrence of such an event to allow them to withdraw their orders by means of a simple response by mail.
9.2 Specific conditions for perishables
Perishables are delivered to consignees from Tuesdays to Fridays and only in MAINLAND western Europe, through Chrono 13 (maybe Chrono Relais or such upon META MONACO’s sole discretion) in a package specifically designed to keep them in optimal condition. Because perishables should only be consumed until the “Best Before Date” (“BBD”) indicated on the label on the underside of their container (the BBD is five (5) calendar days from the date of departure of the item from our Logistics Center as listed on the shipping label), META MONACO draws its customers’ particular attention to the necessity of:- i) setting a delivery date which allows the package to be delivered to the consignee in person. PLEASE NOTE: If the package is picked up by the consignee more than 72 hours after the date of its departure from our Logistics Center – the date on the delivery label – META MONACO cannot guarantee the freshness of the perishables (e.g., a package despatched the 10th and picked up by the consignee on the 14th or later);- ii) placing the perishables in the refrigerator upon receipt of the package.
9.3 Shipping charges
Shipping costs, details of which are shown under the "FAQ" section of the Online Shop, are automatically calculated when the order is placed and appear on the page indicating the price of the order before final confirmation unless otherwise specified.
9.4 Lead times
9.4.1 In Monaco and around During normal delivery periods, excluding major holidays (Christmas, New Year’s Day and Easter) the lead time for delivery is typically two to four (2 to 4) business days (i.e., excluding Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays) from the date of META MONACO’s receipt of the order form accompanied by payment in full. During major holidays, these lead times can increase to a minimum of approximately ten (10) days.
9.4.2 Outside Monaco and around Depending on the products and country, lead-times can vary by several days or even weeks. META MONACO invites you to contact our sales department to verify the lead times for delivery applicable to your order.
9.4.3 Delivery deadline If, for any reason other than force majeure, the products ordered have not been delivered within a maximum of sixty (60) days from the date of META MONACO’s receipt of the order form accompanied by payment, the sale may be cancelled on the customer’s request submitted by certified letter with return receipt requested. The sums paid by the customer shall then be refunded within a maximum period of thirty (30) days following receipt of the notice of cancellation by bank transfer or by check. Accordingly, any deliveries completed within sixty (60) days after META MONACO’s receipt of the order form accompanied by payment, will in no way justify the customer’s cancellation of the order, or give rise to damages, compensation or penalties. The same terms apply if the products have been shipped before receipt by META MONACO of the notice of cancellation sent by the customer.
9.5 Method and terms For all deliveries other than those handled by META MONACO’s liveried chauffeurs (within the zones served by this method), the method of choice will be “Chronopost” type in Monaco and in all countries accepting this form of shipment. For all other countries, shipments are dispatched by parcel post. For shipments outside the European Union, the customer agrees to pay all taxes and duties on imported goods that are payable at the time of delivery, such as customs duties, value added tax and/or any other fees payable under the statutes of the country of destination of the order. META MONACO disclaims all legal liability, should the customer not pay the required taxes or fees. The customer is responsible for checking the condition of the products delivered and, in case of missing or damaged items, of notifying any concerns to the carrier by registered letter with acknowledgment of receipt within seventy-two (72) hours of delivery. In case of non-compliance or apparent defect of the delivered products, the customer has a period of three (3) days from receipt of the products to register a claim in writing (mail, email and fax) with our Customer Relations Department accompanied by a photograph clearly showing the damage or defect. After this period, the products shall be considered compliant and free from all defects. For deliveries to the addressee's work location, the customer must take all necessary precautions to ensure that if the carrier does not have access to the site, the order can still be delivered to the addressee and that the addressee can receive it. META MONACO has met its delivery obligation once the package is delivered by the postal services or the carrier to the address indicated by the customer. META MONACO disclaims all liability for subsequent loss or theft.
9.6 Return charges If products ordered are returned to META MONACO via the postal services or the carrier either (i) because of the failure by the addressee to pick up the package by the deadline indicated on the notice of attempted delivery left by the postal services or the carrier or (ii) the inability to reach the addressee as a result of errors or omissions in the contact information and/or delivery address, or (iii) if the package is refused by the addressee for personal reasons, all expenses shall be charged to the customer. These charges include:- For deliveries in Monaco: the return shipping costs to the META MONACO warehouse as well as the shipping charges for the re-shipment of the products to the addressee, which shall be billed at the same price as for the initial delivery.- For deliveries outside Monaco: the return shipping costs to the META MONACO warehouse and the taxes on imported goods as well as the shipping charges for re-shipment of the products to the addressee, which shall be billed at the same price as for the initial delivery for shipment by parcel post, or in other cases on the basis of the estimate provided by the carrier.However, and if the return shipping charges are greater than the value of the products plus the re-shipment costs, the products ordered shall be disposed of at the delivery site, in which case the merchandise disposal costs, the cost of the new parcel and the costs of re-shipping this new package to the addressee shall be charged to the customer.
X. Warranty of product conformity
META MONACO is bound by a statutory warranty against hidden defects on the products sold. Provided that the purchaser furnishes proof of the hidden defect within the time limit imposed by the Monaco Civil Code, the seller must legally repair all consequences thereof.
XI. Customer relations Department
XII. Personal information
By ordering from the website, the customer consents to the use of personal data collected on the order form. This information is required to process orders. META MONACO may disclose the personal data thus collected to the service providers it subcontracts for the performance of its services. In accordance with the Monaco Data Protection Act, META MONACO is supervised by the data protection agency. You have the right, at any time, to access, correct or challenge the personal data collected concerning you. You may exercise this right by writing to META MONACO – Sales Department, 39, avenue Princesse Grace, 98000 Monaco, Monaco.
XIII. Protection of minors
It is explicitly noted that, pursuant to the Monaco Public Health Code, the sale of, in particular, alcohol to minors is prohibited. Anyone ordering from the website accordingly warrants that he or she is eighteen (18) years of age at the time of ordering.
These General Terms and Conditions and all transactions involved therein are subject to Monaco law. In case of dispute, the customer must first contact META MONACO to seek an amicable solution. Otherwise, the matter will be brought before the competent courts. It is stipulated that the periods of legal limitation are not interrupted during the period in which an amicable solution is being sought.
XV. Legal Notice
Company META MONACO Limited liability company with capital of € 15,000.00 Head office: 39, avenue Princesse Grace, 98000 Monaco, Monaco
VAT (European company registration number) : FR 05 000 99 746 Customer service : Tel.: +1 (646) 481-3622
META MONACO accepts the following methods of payment :
- Credit Card :
Carte Bleue Visa Mastercard
- Paypal :
You can choose to pay your order with your Paypal account by choosing either to pay by Paypal or by Credit card.
- Check :
You can choose to pay your order by check, and send it to :
META MONACO Sales Department 39 Avenue Princesse Grace 98000 Monaco
Monaco & France Zone : Monaco, Metropolitan France Zone 1 : Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands Zone 2 : Austria, Denmark, Spain, Finland, Great Britain, Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Italy, Sweden Zone 3 : Corsica, Bulgaria, Cyprus (excluding area under Turkish rule), Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Liechtenstein (excluding alcohol), Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland Other countries: Priced by quote. Please contact us
Transport costs are calculated according to the total weight/value/volume of the products to be shipped.
Delivery by META MONACO "uniform chauffeur"
Our "uniformed chauffeurs" provide a prestigious delivery option that is available Monday-Saturday (excluding bank holidays) from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. to Monaco & vicinity.
For further locations : Priced by quote. Please contact us.
Perishables can be consumed up to 5 days after the shipping date indicated in the box. META MONACO perishables are shipped in a packaging specifically designed to protect and keep cool during the entire transport.
They need to be stored in the refrigerator upon receipt. META MONACO creates elaborated pieces from high quality ingredients, which may include freezing. Do not refreeze.
Please note: - To facilitate delivery, please specify the phone number of the receiver. - Delivery is available only in Monaco & vicinity. - Delivery only possible from Tuesday to Friday
How long does it take for an order to be delivered?
In Monaco: It takes on average 72 hours (excluding weekends and bank holidays) for your order to be processed and delivered. If you wish for your order to be delivered on a specific date after this time, please give the date when placing your order.
In Europe: Delivery times vary according to country. Please contact us using the contact form or by telephone for more information.
Holiday period: Deliveries to Monaco are guaranteed to arrive before 25 December for all orders received prior to 18 December.