The general conditions of sale detailed below apply to all orders placed with PYLONES for all products and services available to purchase on the WWW.PYLONES.COM website. By placing an order online, you are agreeing unreservedly to the general conditions of sale. PYLONES may change the general conditions of sale at any time. The conditions that apply are those in force on the website at the time you place your online order.
The website is available in four languages: French, English, German and Italian. To choose a language, click on the relevant flag at the top of the page.
Share capital: €350,000
RCS NANTERRE 332 251 875
Head office: 41 avenue de l'Agent Sarre
92700 Colombes, France
How to place an order:
1. View the item(s) you are interested in and add it/them to your basket. The basket constitutes your purchase order.
2. If you would like to continue shopping, click on "continue shopping" and repeat the first stage. If you are ready to confirm your order, click on the “order” button. You will then see a summary of your order, at which point you can amend it, or confirm it by clicking on "order". You will then be asked to log in and enter delivery and invoicing addresses for your items.
To log in, you can either create an account or log in using your email address and password (if you already have an account), or enter the information requested for an instant purchase.
3. Fill in your personal details and delivery and invoicing addresses, and check them carefully.
You are bound by the details that you provide on this website. In the event of incorrect delivery details, neither the website nor the PYLONES company shall be held liable should it not be possible to deliver the item(s) in question.
4. Select a delivery method from the options available for an address in France (mainland France, Corsica and Overseas Territories). For all other destinations, just one delivery method is available.
5. Choose a payment method. You must state that you are legally authorised to place an order, before confirming your details and selecting a payment method. Your order is now confirmed and constitutes a binding commitment on your part that can only be reversed under specifically defined circumstances laid down in these conditions.
6. You will receive an email confirmation of your order. Should you not receive this email, please check your spam folder. PYLONES reserves the right not to confirm an order for a particular reason (for example, a problem regarding the order placed, or a problem supplying the item(s) in question).
To create your account, simply enter the requested information in the fields required:
- Email address
- Address(es) and telephone number(s).
You will then be able to use this area to:
- View your order history and details
- Manage any item returns
- Manage your credits
- View and amend personal details
- View your discount vouchers
- View your lists and notifications
Item prices are show in euros (€), in pounds sterling (£) or US dollars ($), depending on the currency selected at the top of the page on the right, on the website banner.
For orders within the European Union, prices are inclusive of VAT.
For orders outside the European Union (to the United States, for example), any items purchased are invoiced exclusive of VAT. If you do not enter a delivery address (stage 4), the price of the item(s) in your basket will include VAT. Once you insert a delivery address that is outside the European Union, the price of the item(s) in your basket will be displayed without VAT.
Customs duties and other local, state and import taxes may also be charged. You are solely responsible for paying these additional costs and fees.
Prices do not include shipping charges.
The full price must be paid when the order is placed. Once you have confirmed your order, you are required to pay the price shown.
This can be done either:
- as a card payment, where you are redirected to the secure Merc@net BNP page and required to complete the details requested: account name, card number, etc., - by cheque, made payable to PYLONES. NB: we only accept cheques drawn on a French bank account.
- or with PayPal (either through your PayPal account or on your bank card via PayPal). You will be redirected to PayPal’s secure payment page.
An e-invoice, showing VAT if applicable, will be emailed to the customer once payment has been made. This invoice will also be available to view and print in the customer account area online, if one has been created, or via the “track my order as a guest” link, sent by email.
PYLONES retains full ownership over all ordered items until the purchaser has fulfilled all their obligations in their entirety, not least full payment of the order price.
Shipping costs are based on the delivery address, the service selected, and the weight of the order. Shipping costs are shown in your basket once you have entered the delivery address in your account. If you are ordering without creating an account, the relevant shipping costs will be shown at stage 4 – “Delivery”. Until a delivery address is entered, shipping costs are estimated for deliveries in mainland France.
Shipping is free:
- for all orders over €40 incl. VAT for deliveries within mainland France.
- for all orders over €80 incl. VAT for the following destinations: Germany, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic, Romania, UK, Slovakia, Slovenia and Sweden.
Certain bulky items (such as tables, chairs and small furniture) are not eligible for free delivery, regardless of the delivery address.
The website can deliver orders to all of the following countries and territories:Albania
Orders are shipped every working day between Monday and Friday. No orders are shipped on Saturdays, Sundays or public holidays.
All orders are dispatched according to stock availability.
In the event that all or part of an order is unavailable, once the order has already been placed, PYLONES undertakes to notify the customer by email. The customer can then choose:
- once they have confirmed the length of the delay, to postpone their order until all the items become available,
- or to select another item of an equivalent price that is currently available,
- or to receive a refund for the item out of stock, whilst retaining the rest of their order,
- or to cancel their order completely and receive a full refund.
Delivery times are shown when a delivery service is selected. Customers should allow 2 to 3 working days for deliveries in mainland France, 5 to 6 working days for a delivery within Europe and 8 to 10 working days for other destinations.
Should a delivery be delayed by more than 7 days, we agree to compensate you with a voucher worth 10% of your order.
PYLONES cannot be held liable if the laws, regulations or any other event result in your order being held at international borders.
PYLONES has chosen Colissimo by La Poste, which offers the following four delivery options, in accordance with their general conditions of sale:
Colissimo – By La Poste. With So Colissimo, you can now select the post office you want to collect your order from (without it first being delivered to your home). You will be notified by email and text message once your parcel is ready for collection. Simply present your item delivery slip to the post office within 10 working days. After this period, your parcel will be returned to the sender. This option is only available for mainland France and Corsica
PickUp collection point or PickUp Station locker. With So Colissimo, you can now choose any one of 5,500 different stores, either local or near your workplace or holiday location, where you would like to collect your parcel. You will be notified by email and text message once your parcel is ready for collection. Simply present your item delivery slip to the post office within 10 working days. After this period, your parcel will be returned to the sender. This option is only available for mainland France and Corsica:
Colissimo Domicile – no signature required. Your order will be personally hand-delivered or delivered to your letter box. If your parcel is too large to fit in your letter box, it will be left at your local post office for collection. You will then have 10 working days, from when your order arrives at the post office, to collect it. You will be required to show one piece of ID. After this period, your parcel will be returned to the sender. You will always be notified by email 24 hours before your order is delivered. This option is available for mainland France, Corsica and Overseas Territories
Colissimo Domicile – signature required. Your order will be personally hand-delivered and must be signed for. If you are not in, it will be left at your local post office for collection. You will then have 10 working days, from when your order arrives at the post office, to collect it. You will be required to show one piece of ID. After this period, your parcel will be returned to the sender. You will always be notified by email 24 hours before your order is delivered. This option is available for all countries covered.
Your mobile phone number is not required by PYLONES but by Colissimo, to ensure safe delivery of your order.
You should always check the contents and condition of your parcel upon delivery before signing the delivery note, if applicable. You should automatically notify us of any complaints regarding the delivery (breakages, damage, damaged packaging, missing item(s) with regard to the delivery note, etc.) as soon as possible after receiving your order. Please remember that once you have physically taken ownership of the item(s) ordered, you become responsible for the risks of item loss and/or damage.
With Merc@net BNP, PYLONES ensures that all necessary checks are conducted for card payments, with fully secure transfer of data. The system works by:
These security tools are supplemented by other checks when the card-holder’s bank is (systematically) required to authorise the card, such as:
Once you have received your parcel, you can exchange all or any of the items ordered during a period of 30 calendar days, either by visiting a Pylones Store or by returning them to us at PYLONES SAS, Service Internet, 41 avenue de l’Agent Sarre, 92700 Colombes, France.
Once you have received your parcel, you can request a refund for all or any of the items ordered during a period of 17 calendar days, either by visiting a Pylones Store or by returning them to us at PYLONES SAS, Service Internet, 41 avenue de l’Agent Sarre, 92700 Colombes, France.
You are responsible for paying the cost of returning any items. Items must be accompanied by proof of purchase (internet invoice or till receipt). They must be un-used, undamaged and in their original packaging. PYLONES cannot exchange or refund any items returned that are lost in transit unless tracking proof is provided. PYLONES will be responsible for sending the parcel containing the exchange items.
Please feel free to contact our customer service team, who will do their utmost to answer your query.
Because each PYLONES customer is unique, we offer a free, bespoke gift-wrapping service for any items you buy from our website. To choose this option, select the “Please gift-wrap my order!" box when placing your order. If you would prefer to receive the gift-wrap separately and wrap your items yourself, please specify this in the message box provided. If you would like to include a personalised message with your gift, you can also insert the text into the message box when placing your order.
Once you have received your parcel, you have a cooling-off period of 14 calendar days in which you can change your mind (without needing to provide a reason). We refund all new items in their original packaging.
To exercise this right, you must:
Any items cancelled within the above time period will be refunded up to the price of the item(s) only. Fixed shipping costs will also be refunded except in the case of a partial order cancellation.
You are responsible for paying the cost of returning any items. Items must be un-used and undamaged. PYLONES cannot exchange or refund any items returned that are lost in transit unless tracking proof is provided.
PYLONES is responsible for any compliance failures in the item sold, in accordance with articles L217-3 to L217-4 of the French Consumer Code, partially reproduced below.
Art. L. 217-4. “The seller delivers items in compliance with the contract and responds to existing compliance failures at the time of issue. The seller also responds to compliance failures resulting from packaging, assembly and installation instructions when these are their responsibility in the contract or have been carried out under their responsibility.”
Art. L 217-5. “The item complies with the contract: 1° If it is fit for the usage normally expected of a similar item and, if applicable: - if it matches the description provided by the seller and possesses the qualities that the seller has given the buyer, in the form of a sample or a model; - if it displays the qualities that a buyer can legitimately expect with regard to public claims made by the seller, by the producer or by their representative, particularly in terms of advertising or labelling; 2° Or if it displays the characteristics defined by mutual agreement by the parties or is fit for any special usage researched by the buyer, brought to the attention of the seller and accepted by the latter.
Art. L. 217-12. “Action resulting from the compliance failure is limited to two years from when the item is delivered."
PYLONES is also legally required to guarantee against hidden defects under the conditions set out in articles 1641 to 1648 of the Civil Code, as well as article 2232 of the same code, partially reproduced below.
Art. 1641. “The seller is responsible for guaranteeing against all hidden defects in the item sold that could make it unsuitable for its intended usage, or that could compromise this usage, and that the buyer would not have purchased or would have paid less for, if they had known.”
Art. 1648 – paragraph 1. “The action resulting from latent defects must be brought by the buyer against the seller within two years from the moment the defect was discovered."
Art 2232 of the Civil Code: “Postponing the start date, or suspending or discontinuing the limitation period will result in the extension of the extinctive limitation period to over 20 (twenty) years from the date on which the entitlement arose. The first paragraph does not apply to the cases mentioned in articles 2226, 2227, 2233 and 2236, in the first paragraph of article 2241 and article 2244 [of the same Code]. Neither does it apply to actions relating to the capacity of persons."
PYLONES thereby reminds the consumer that, under the legal compliance guarantee framework:
- the consumer has two years to bring any action, from the date on which the item was delivered;
- The consumer can choose to have the item either repaired or replaced, subject to the cost conditions laid out in article L. 217-9 of the Consumer Code “In the event of a compliance failure, the buyer can choose to have the item either repaired or replaced.” In any event, the seller cannot carry out the buyer’s wishes if their choice entails costs that are clearly disproportionate compared with the other option, given the value of the item or the extent of the defect. In such a situation, the seller must - unless impossible - proceed with the method not selected by the buyer. »
- The consumer must prove the existence of a compliance failure in the item in question in the 24 months after the item was delivered.
The consumer is also informed that the legal compliance guarantee applies independently of any commercial guarantee that might be offered. The consumer can also decide to exercise the guarantee against hidden defects in the item sold, as laid down in article 1641 of the Civil Code. In this case, they can choose to either cancel the sale or pay a reduced sale price in accordance with article 1644 of the Civil Code.
Claims and disputes will always be treated with the utmost attention.
In the first instance, you should write to PYLONES to obtain an amicable settlement, setting the facts out in an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Should no solution be found, we can, if you wish, call on the services of a mediator, such as those offered by the European online centre for the resolution of consumer complaints.
The current general conditions of sale are governed and interpreted in accordance with French law. However, these general conditions of sale do not affect PYLONES’ compliance with a more favourable provision and which cannot be waived by agreement, by virtue of the law where the customer has their usual place of residence. In the event of a dispute, you can refer the matter to the court in the district where you reside, or to the French courts. PYLONES can refer the matter to the court in the district where you reside.
The information collected will be processed by computers for the purposes of order handling. Data recipients are PYLONES employees as well as service providers who need to access this information in order to fulfil the order and ensure the site runs smoothly. We do not allow PYLONES to communicate this data to any commercial partners without your consent.
According to the Data Protection Act of 6 January 1978 modified in 2004, you have the right to access and amend any of your own personal information. You can do this by emailing email@example.com, or by writing a letter to the Service Clients PYLONES SAS, 41 avenue de l’Agent Sarre, 92700 Colombes (France).
The website www.pylones.com is fully owned by PYLONES, who holds all of the associated rights.
The entire website is protected by French and international copyright and intellectual property legislation. All reproduction rights are reserved, including iconographic illustrations, photographs, trademarks, designs, models, images, audio and video clips, texts, logos, graphic charters, software and databases (this list is not exhaustive). The reproduction of all or part of this website on any media whatsoever is strictly prohibited without the express consent of Pylones.
PYLONES grants you a limited licence to access and use the Website for your own personal use.
If you have any questions or comments, or require additional information, you can contact the PYLONES customer service team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Internet Dept. is available from Monday to Friday, between 9am and 4.30pm, on +33 (0)18.104.22.168.31
GCS last updated: 13 September 2016
Share capital: €350.000
RCS NANTERRE 332 251 875
Head office: 41 avenue de l'Agent Sarre