UNI-PRESSE GENERAL CONDITIONS OF SALE
1/ UNI-PRESSE :
UNI-PRESSE is a non-profit association under the law of 1901. It is headquartered at
112 rue Réaumur,
75080 Paris Cedex 02 France.
Tel : +33 (0)1 42 78 37 72 N°
Siret : 44879427100024
VAT Code : FR 30448794271
UNI-PRESSE sells press subscriptions in paper or digital format. It acts as an press publisher intermediary.
2/ Directors :
President: Christian Bruneau
Managing Director: Mariana Negri-Marchegay
3/ Site Hosting :
14 place George Pompidou
93160 Noisy le Grand France
Site design (Maintenance and realization) : Site Mover
Design (Model) : Agence Hybrid
5/ Customer Service Contact
From France: +33 (0)1 42 78 37 72 (Free service + call charges) / Monday to Friday from 10am to 12pm and from 3pm to 5pm.
By Fax: +33 (0)1 42 78 06 57 (cost according to operator)
By mail: UNI-Presse – Customer Service –
112 rue de Réaumur – 75080
PARIS cedex 02 – FRANCE
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Should difficulties arise in the fulfillment of contract, the customer may request the online mediation services of FEVAD (Federation of Distance Selling), 60 rue la Boétie, 75008 PARIS, email: email@example.com.
The buyer acknowledges having been informed, in a legible and comprehensible manner and prior to placing their order and concluding the contract, of these general terms and conditions of sale and of all information listed in Article L. 221-5 of the French Consumer Code.
The following information is transmitted to the buyer in a clear and comprehensible manner:
— the essential characteristics of the goods or services ;
— the price of the goods or services;
— all additional transport, delivery or postage costs and any additional possible costs;
The placement of an order on the “www.uni-presse.fr” website, either by a natural person or a legal entity, implies full and complete acceptance of these General Terms and Conditions of Sale and obligation to pay for the products ordered. This is expressly acknowledged by the Customer, who waives, in particular, the right to rely on any contradictory document, which would be unenforceable against the vendor.
ARTICLE 1 – Scope of application
These Terms and Conditions of Sale apply without restriction or reservation to all sales undertaken by “UNI-PRESSE” (“the Vendor“) with consumers and non-professional buyers (“the Customers or the Customer”), wishing to acquire products offered for sale by the Vendor (“the Products”) on the website “www.uni-presse.fr”.
They specify in particular the terms of order, payment and delivery.
These General Terms and Conditions of Sale are likely to be supplemented by additional conditions, set out on the Internet site, prior to any transaction with the Customer.
The present General Terms and Conditions of Sale apply to the exclusion of all other conditions, and in particular those applicable for distance selling on the Internet.
They are accessible at any time on the website “www.uni-presse.fr” and will prevail, if necessary, over any other version or any other contradictory document.
As these General Terms and Conditions of Sale may be subject to subsequent modifications, the version applicable to the Customer’s purchase is that effect on the website on the date the order is placed.
ARTICLE 2 – Products offered for sale
The Products offered for sale on the website “www.uni-presse.fr” are press subscriptions in paper or digital format, involving more than 650 French press titles sent in France and abroad.
The primary characteristics of the products and in particular their specifications, illustrations, as well as indications of their dimensions or volume, are presented on the “www.uni-presse.fr” website.
The Customer must read them before placing an order.
The choice and purchase of a Product is the sole responsibility of the Customer.
The photographs and graphics presented on the “www.uni-presse.fr” website are not contractual and do not engage the responsibility of the Vendor.
The Customer must refer to the description of each product in order to know its properties, its essential characteristics and, in the event of continuous or periodic supply of a good, the minimum duration of the proposed contract.
The contractual information is presented in French and is subject to confirmation in this language at the time of validation of the Customer’s order.
Products presented on the website “www.uni-presse.fr” are offered for sale in the following territories: metropolitan France, French overseas departments and territories, EU and internationally (see Appendix 1).
In the event of an order to a country outside of metropolitan France, the Customer is the importer of the Product(s) concerned.
For all Products shipped outside the European Union and French Overseas Departments and Territories, the Vendor shall apply different rates depending on the country of destination of the subscription. Customs duties or other local taxes or import duties or state taxes may be applicable. The prices include participation in the included processing and shipping costs and are indicated in euros including tax.
ARTICLE 3 – Contact details of the Seller
The Seller’s contact information is as follows:
UNI-Presse – Association Law 1901
112 rue Réaumur,
75080 Paris Cedex 02 FRANCE
Tel: +33 (0)1 42 78 37 72
Siret N°: 44879427100024
Declared at the PARIS Police Headquarters
Intra-Community VAT Code: FR 30448794271
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
In accordance with the French Data Protection Act of January 6, 1978, reinforced and supplemented by the RGPD (general regulations on data protection) which came into effect on May 25, 2018, the Customer has, at any time, the right to access, rectify, oppose, delete and move of all his personal data by writing, by mail, and by proving their identity, to the Vendor address above.
Validation of the order by the Customer constitutes acceptance without restriction or reservation of these General Terms and Conditions of Sale.
The Customer declares themselves to be in command of the required capacities to contract and acquire the product offered on the “www.uni-presse.fr” website.
ARTICLE 4 – The Vendor’s Quality of Intermediation
The Seller acts as an intermediary, in the name and on behalf of the press publishers included in its catalog.
Thus, the Seller is responsible for :
— the presentation of offers;
— the recording of orders;
— the payment of orders for the duration of the subscription;
— the taking into account of requests for modifications (change of address…), suspension and/or cancellation of subscription;
— post-sales service.
The Press Publisher ensures for their part :
— the delivery of subscriptions of third-party titles in France and abroad. The Vendor shall not be held responsible for the non-delivery of these magazines.
ARTICLE 5 – Orders
5-1 . Placing the order
It is the responsibility of the Customer to select the products he wishes to order on the website “www.uni-presse.fr”, according to the following terms and conditions:
— Subscription offers are valid subject to the publisher’s availability.
— The Customer must create an account on the website ” www.uni-presse.fr ” and provide all the requested information on the online registration form.
The Customer may verify the details of their order, its total price, and correct any errors before confirming the order. It is the Customer’s responsibility to verify the accuracy of the order and to report or correct any errors immediately.
The registration of an order on the website “www.uni-presse.fr” is effective when the Customer accepts the present General Terms and Conditions of Sale by ticking the box provided for this purpose and validates their order. This validation implies the acceptance of the entirety of the present General Conditions of Sale as well as the general conditions of use of the “www.uni-presse.fr” website.
The sale is final only after the Customer has received confirmation by the vendor of the order’s acceptance via e-mail, which shall be sent after receipt by the Vendor of the order’s full price.
Any order placed, validated by the Customer and confirmed by the Vendor on the “www.uni-presse.fr” website, under and according to the terms and conditions described above, constitutes the formation of a contract established remotely between the Customer and the Vendor.
In the absence of proof to the contrary, the data recorded in the Vendor’s computer system constitutes proof of all transactions completed with the Customer.
The Vendor reserves the right to cancel or refuse any order from a Customer with whom there is or has been a dispute over payment of a previous order.
5-2 . Modifying an order
Once confirmed and accepted by the Vendor, under the conditions described above, the order cannot be modified.
5-3 . Cancelling an Order
Once confirmed and accepted by the Vendor, under the conditions described above, the order cannot be cancelled, except in the case of exercise of the right of withdrawal or force majeure.
ARTICLE 6 – Prices
Products are supplied at the prices in effect, which appear on the “www.uni-presse.fr” website, at the time of the order’s registration by the Vendor. The prices are noted in Euros, HT and TTC.
The prices take into account any reductions that may be granted by the Vendor on the “www.uni-presse.fr” website.
These prices are firm and non-revisable throughout their period of validity, as indicated on the “www.uni-presse.fr” website, the Vendor reserves the right, outside this period of validity, to change prices at any time. They include processing, shipping, transport and delivery charges.
The payment requested of the Customer corresponds to the total amount of the purchase, including the cost of postal delivery by priority mail.
ARTICLE 7 – Terms of payment
List prices are payable in full on the day the order is placed via secure payment, according to the following terms:
— by credit cards: Bank Card, Visa, MasterCard, other credit cards
— by PAYPAL,
— by bank check,
— by bank transfer.
Payment by credit card is irrevocable, except in case of fraudulent use of the card.
When paying by check, it must be issued by a bank domiciled in France or Monaco.
The cashing of the check will be carried out upon receipt.
The payment data information exchanged is encrypted with SSL encryption protocol.
ARTICLE 8 – Availability
8.1 Available Publications
Products offered are subject to the limit of available inventory. The Vendor shall not be held liable in the event of a delay or cessation in the production of a product coming from a third party service provider.
In the event of a product’s unavailability after an order has been placed, said order shall be cancelled. The Vendor shall keep the Customer informed by mail as soon as possible of such cancellation, as well as of the conditions of reimbursement.
The Vendor shall inform the Customer as soon as possible, in writing, of such cancellation as well as the terms and conditions of reimbursement. The Vendor shall reimburse the Customer for the full amount paid by the Customer, including the cost of delivery of the order (within the limit of the standard delivery method), within a maximum of 14 days from the date of notification of the cancellation of said order.
8.2 Cessation of Publications
The cessation of a magazine proposed by the Vendor, at any time, gives the Customer a choice :
— either the delivery, for the remaining value of the Subscription, of another publication proposed by the Publisher,
— or the refund of the remaining issues of the Subscription.
ARTICLE 9 – Deliveries
Depending on their frequency, the Products ordered by the Customer will be delivered in metropolitan France and in the international countries listed in the appendix, within 4 to 8 weeks from the registration of the order and its payment — the shipping time indicated on the Product sheet plus the processing and delivery time — to the address indicated by the Customer when ordering on the “www.uni-presse.fr” website.
Delivery is constituted by the transfer of the physical product to the Customer.
The Vendor undertakes to make its best efforts to deliver the products ordered by the Customer within the time limits specified above. However, these are estimative and non-binding.
If the Products ordered have not been delivered within 5 days after the indicative delivery date, for any reason other than force majeure or through the Customer’s fault, the sale may be cancelled at the Customer’s written request under the conditions set forth in Articles L 216-2 L 216-3 L241-4 of the French Consumer Code. The sum paid by the Customer will be returned to him at the latest within fourteen days following the date of termination of contract, to the excluding any rebate or deduction.
In the event of non-conformity of the delivered product, the Vendor shall endeavor to remedy the non-conformity or to reimburse the Customer, as indicated in the article – “Seller’s Liability – Warranty”.
In the event of damage to products during transport, the Customer shall have a period of three days from the product’s delivery in which to formulate a reasoned complaint. To do so, they must contact UNI-Presse Customer Service by e-mail or by mail (address indicated in article 3 above).
ARTICLE 10 – Transfer of ownership – Transfer of risks
The transfer of ownership of the Vendor’s product(s) to the Customer shall only take place after the Customer’s full payment of the indicated price, regardless of the date of delivery of said product(s).
Regardless of the date of the transfer of ownership of the product(s), the transfer of the risks of loss and deterioration relating to it/them shall become effective once the Customer takes physical possession of the product(s). The product(s) therefore travel at the Seller’s risk and liability.
ARTICLE 11 – Right of retraction
In accordance with the legal provisions in force, the Customer has a period of fourteen days from the date of any purchase made on the “www.uni-presse.fr” website, to exercise their right of withdrawal relative to the Vendor, without needing to justify his reasons or pay a penalty.
If the Customer has received one or more publications, reimbursement is possible, provided that the products are returned in their original packaging and in perfect condition within 14 days of notification to the Vendor of the Customer’s decision to withdraw.
Returns must be made in their original condition and complete (including packaging, accessories, instructions, etc.) so that they may be put back on the market in perfect condition.
Damaged, soiled or incomplete products will not be accepted.
The right of retraction may be carried out online, using the retraction form available on the “www.uni-presse.fr” website, in which case an acknowledgement of receipt in a durable medium will be immediately communicated to the Customer by the Vendor — as to any other statement — free of ambiguity, expressing the will to retract.
In the event that the Customer exercises the right of retraction within the aforementioned period, only the price of the product(s) purchased and the delivery costs shall be reimbursed; the return costs shall be sustained by the Customer.
Reimbursement shall be made within 14 days of notification to the Vendor of the decision to withdraw.
Exclusion of the retraction as soon as the Customer downloads a digital magazine:
In accordance with the provisions of article L 221-28 of the Consumer Code, in the case of a 100% digital magazine subscription, the Customer waives his right of retraction as soon as he downloads and reads a publication, regardless of his mode of purchase, except for bugs or any other technical problem that may make it impossible to read said publication.
ARTICLE 11 – Legal guarantee
11.1 Legal guarantee of conformity
According to article L217-4 of the Consumer Code: “The seller shall deliver goods in conformity with the contract and is liable for any fault in conformity at the time of delivery. They are also liable for defects in conformity resulting from packaging, assembly instructions, or installation when the latter has been charged to him by the contract or has been carried out under his responsibility. »
Under Article L217-5 of the Consumer Code, to be in conformity with the contract, the goods must :
— Be fit for the use habitually expected of a similar good and, where applicable:
—correspond to the description given by the vendor and possess the qualities that the vendor has presented to the buyer in the form of a sample or model;
— possess the qualities that a buyer may legitimately expect in view of public statements made by the seller, the producer or their representative(s), in particular in advertising or labelling;
— Present the characteristics defined by mutual agreement between the involved parties or be suitable for any special use intended by the buyer, to the vendor’s knowledge and acceptance. »
However, the sale may not be rescinded if the lack of conformity is minor.
Pursuant to Article L 217-12 of the Consumer Code: “Any action resulting from the lack of conformity is time-barred after two years from the delivery of the goods. »
11.2 Legal warranty for hidden defects
Pursuant to Article 1641 of the Civil Code: “The vendor is bound by warranty for hidden defects of the product sold which may render it unfit for its intended use, or which so diminish this use that the buyer would not have acquired it, or would have paid a lower price, if he had known about them. »
According to article 1645 of the Civil Code: “If the vendor was aware of the defects of the product, he is liable for all damages towards the buyer in addition to the restitution of the price he received. »
According to article 1646 of the Civil Code: “If the seller was unaware of the defects of the product, he will only be bound to return the price and reimburse the buyer for the costs incurred by the sale. »
According to article 1648 of the Civil Code: “The action resulting from defects must be brought by the purchaser within two years of the discovery of the defect. In the case provided for by article 1642-1, the action must be filed, under penalty of foreclosure, within one year of the date upon which the seller can be discharged from the defects or apparent lack of conformity. »
11.3 Implementation of legal guarantees
For any request concerning the legal guarantees referred to above, the Customer may contact Customer Service:
Contact Customer Service – Magazine Subscriptions :
From France: +33 (0)1 42 78 37 72 (Free service + call charges) /
Monday to Friday from 10am to 12pm and from 3pm to 5pm.
By Fax : +33 (0)1 42 78 06 57 (cost according to operator)
By mail: UNI-Presse – Customer Service – 112 rue de Réaumur – 75080 PARIS cedex 02 – FRANCE
By email: email@example.com
ARTICLE 12 – Protection of personal data
Pursuant to the law 78-17 of January 6, 1978, modified by the law n°2018-493 of June 20, 2018, it is to be reiterated that the personal information requested from the Customer is necessary for the processing of their order and the establishment of invoices.
This data may be communicated to any of the Vendor’s partners involved in the execution, processing, management and/or payment of orders.
The processing of information communicated via the “www.uni-presse.fr” website meets the legal requirements for the protection of personal data. The information system used ensures optimal protection of such data.
The Customer has, in accordance with the national and European regulations in effect, a permanent right to access, modify, rectify, oppose, or move and limit the processing of their stored personal data.
This right may be exercised according to the terms and conditions defined on the “www.uni-presse.fr” website.
ARTICLE 13 – Intellectual Property
All content contained on the “www.uni-presse.fr” website is the property of the Vendor and its partners and is protected by French and international laws relating to intellectual property.
Any total or partial reproduction of this content is strictly prohibited and is likely to constitute a piracy offense.
ARTICLE 14 – Force majeure
Parties may not be held liable in the event that a non-execution or delay in execution of any of their obligations, as described herein, results from a case of force majeure, as defined in Article 1218 of the Civil Code.
ARTICLE 15 – Applicable law – Language
The present General Terms and Conditions of Sale and the operations resulting from them are governed by French law.
They are originally written in French. In the event that they are translated into one or more languages, only the French text shall be deemed authentic in the event of a dispute.
ARTICLE 16 – Disputes
In the event of a dispute or litigation, the Customer will first contact UNI-PRESSE’s Customer Service in order to resolve it amicably. If this fails, the customer can contact the FEVAD (Federation of Distance Selling) online mediation service, quartered at 60 rue la Boétie, 75008 PARIS, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In accordance with the rules applicable to mediation, it is to be reiterated that a consumer dispute must be entrusted in writing to the seller’s Customer Service before any request for mediation is made.
In the event of a dispute with professionals and/or merchants, the courts of PARIS (France) shall be the competent authority.
In the event of a dispute with a consumer that is not resolved by the means of recourse provided for above, the French courts will be the competent authorities. It is to be reiterated that pursuant to the provisions of Article L. 141-5 of the Consumer Code, “the consumer may, at his or her choice, in addition to the courts territorially competent under the Code of Civil Procedure, bring the matter before the courts of the place where he or she resided at the time of the establishment of the contract or the occurrence of the event under litigation.
ANNEX 1 : DESTINATION COUNTRIES
Metropolitan France and DOM-TOM
United Arab Emirates
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of Congo
Sao Tomé and Principe
St Pierre and Miquelon
Trinidad and Tobago
French Southern and Antarctic Lands
Wallis and Futuna