Who we are
We are a company based in the Eastern part of France (RCS Strasbourg TI 794 131 383).
Our address :
11 rue des Merovingiens
Our purpose is to provide high quality accessories to wind players
Abelet means hive in an ancient French dialect. This name is a tribute to our founder's godfather who used to raise bees. He also owned a piano that was the first music intrument that impressed his godson. He was a very good man.
Sales Conditons to inviduals
(Dealers please contact us)
These terms and conditions of commercial sale apply to all sales made by ABALET company (“Supplier”) registered on the Trade and Company Register of Strasbourg under the identification number 794 131 383, located 11 rue des Mérovingiens, STRASBOURG (67200) with non-professional purchasers (“Purchaser” or “ Client”) willing to purchase the products offered for sale by the Seller on his website www.abelet.com.
These terms and conditions apply to the following products:
Ligature for saxophone
Ligature for clarinet
Care cloth, pull through, pad-saver
These terms and conditions of sale apply to the exclusion of all other terms, particularly those applied in shops or other means of distribution or commercialisation.
These terms and conditions of sale are accessible at any time on the internet website and will prevail, if necessary, over any other version or any other contradictory document.
The products presented on the internet website are offered for sale on the following countries:
European Union countries
Products offered are valid as long as stocks are available. Details of the availability of a product are given at the time of ordering.
The modifications of the terms and conditions are enforceable starting from the date of their instatement online and cannot be applied to the transactions concluded previously.
The validation of the order is worth acceptance of the terms and conditions of sale.
The Client has to select on the internet website the products he wishes to order, under the following procedure:
Add Products into the shopping cart
Validate the shopping cart
Secured payment of the order
The sale will be considered as definite only once the Seller has sent the Client the confirmation of acceptance of his order by email and after full payment of the price by the Client.
Possible changes of the order by the Client will be taken into account, within the possibilities of the Supplier and at its sole option, only if they are notified by email to the Seller within 24 hours after the order.
In case the modifications cannot be accepted by the Seller, the amounts paid by the Client shall be returned within 15 days from the moment of the notification of the impossibility of accepting the modification.
If the Client revokes the order after it has been subject to acceptance by the Seller, for any reason except force majeure, an amount equivalent to 25% of the global invoice will be retained by the Seller as damages for the prejudice suffered.
3. Price list
The Products are supplied according to the price list mentioned on the Website at the time of the recording of the order by the Seller.
The prices are expressed in Euros, with and without taxes.
As stated on the Sellers Website, this price list is binding and non-revisable for the period in which it is valid. The prices do not include expenses related to order processing, dispatching, transport and delivery that will be invoiced as an extra.
Specific orders from the Client will be subject to a quotation from the Seller and subject to the acceptation of the Client.
The quotation estimated by the Seller is valid for the duration mentioned.
The order based on the quotation is deemed to be accepted only after the payment of a deposit of 30% of the global price of the products ordered.
An invoice is established by the Seller and given to the Client at the time of the delivery of the ordered products.
4. Payment terms
The total price of the order is due by the Client on the day the order is made, by secured payment, in accordance with the following conditions:
The Seller has no obligation to deliver the products ordered by the Buyer if he does not pay the full amount according to the above-mentioned conditions.
Payments by the Client will be considered final only after the vendor has collected the amount owed.
Furthermore, in the event of noncompliance to the terms of payment, the Seller reserves the right to cancel the delivery of the Client’s order.
No additional charge exceeding the expenses incurred by the Seller will be charged to the Client for using a specific mean of payment.
The Products will be delivered within 30 days to the address indicated by the Client at the time of the ordering on the internet website.
Except in exceptional circumstances or in the event that one or several items are temporarily unavailable, the items ordered shall be delivered in one batch.
The Seller commits to do his best to deliver the ordered goods within the period indicated. However, these time limits are communicated for indicative purposes and any overrun cannot give rise to any damage, withholding or cancellation of the order by the Client.
If the delivery has more than 60 days of delay from the indicated date of delivery for any other reason than force majeure, the Client or the Seller may request the cancellation of the Sale.
The amounts already paid by the Client will be immediately refunded, without any compensation or withholding.
The Products acquired by the Client can be delivered in the following countries:
European Union countries
In any case, the Purchaser recognizes that it is the liability of the carrier to ensure the delivery, the Supplier is considered to have fulfilled his obligation of delivery when he hands the goods over to the carrier who accepted them unreservedly.
In case the Carrier does not deliver the Products to the Purchaser, the Purchaser does not have any warranty claim against the Supplier.
In case of specific requests from the Purchaser concerning the packing conditions, transport of the Products, requests previously agreed to in written by the Supplier, and the costs related to these requests will be subject to specific additional invoicing.
The Purchaser is bound to check the apparent condition of the products when delivered.
In the absence of detailed reservations made by the Purchaser within 3 days after the Delivery, the Products delivered by ABELET Company shall be deemed to be in conformity with the quality and the quantity of the order.
No complaint can be validly accepted in case of non-compliance with these formalities by the Purchaser.
The Supplier will replace at his own expenses and in the shortest possible time the delivered products whose non-compliance defects have been duly proved by the Client and approved by the Supplier.
6. Liability of the Supplier – Warranty
The transfer of property from the Seller to the Client will be effective only after full payment of the price by the Client.
On the other hand, the risks related to the loss and deterioration of the products sold by the Supplier will be transferred to the Purchaser as soon as the products have been delivered and received by the Purchaser.
In accordance with the provisions of article L 121-20 du Code of Consommation, the client has a period of 7 working days as of the delivery of the Products during which the Products may be returned to the Seller for exchange or reimbursement, provided that the products are returned in their original packaging and in perfect condition within 15 days from the delivery.
Products returned incomplete, damaged or dirty will not be taken back.
Return fees of the Product are at the sole responsibility of the Client.
The return of the Product shall be accompanied by a return sip (available on the website) and by the invoice of the Product.
The exchange, subject to the availability of the Product, or the reimbursement will be made within 30 days from receipt by the Seller of the Products returned by the Client.
8. Liability of the Seller- Warranty
The Products delivered by the Seller benefit of a one year warranty starting from the delivery which covers the non-conformity of the ordered goods and any latent defects coming from faulty materials or from a design or manufacturing defect affecting the delivered Products and rendering these unfit for use.
This warranty is limited to the replacement or the refund of the non-compliant of defective Products.
All warranties are excluded in case of bad use, negligence or lack of maintenance from the Client as well as in case of normal wear and tear of the Product or force majeure.
Under penalty of loss of rights, to assert his rights, the Client has to inform the Seller in writing within 15 days of discovery.
Under the warranty, the Seller will repair or replace the Products or the defective part.
This warranty also covers labor costs.
The replacement of defective Products or parts will not extend the duration of the warranty.
The Products sold on the Website are in conformity with the legislations currently into effect in France.
The Seller excludes any liability in case of non-respect of the legislation of the country where the Products are delivered. It is the responsibility of the Client to check the legislation of his country.
Photographs and illustrations that accompany the Products displayed on the website have no contractual value and the vendor cannot be held responsible for them.
9. Information technologies law and liberties
In accordance with the IT law and liberties of January 6, 1978, you are reminded that personal data requested from the Client is required to process orders and to establish invoices.
The processing of information collected through the Seller’s Website has been declared to CNIL.
According to national and European regulations currently in force, the Client has the right to permanently access, correct or oppose his private data.
10. Intellectual property
The content of the Website, property of the Seller, is protected under French and international laws concerning intellectual property.
Any full or partial reproduction of this content is prohibited and may constitute an infringement of trade mark law.
Furthermore, the Seller remains the sole owner of all intellectual property rights on the studies, designs, drawings, models, prototypes, even made on the requests of the Client, as to provide services to the Client. Accordingly, the Client shall refrain from making any reproduction or exploitation of said studies, designs, drawings, models, prototypes without the Seller’s prior explicit written consent that can be conditioned by a financial compensation.
All disputes that may arise from the contract about its validity, interpretation, execution, termination, their consequences and repercussions shall be submitted to the competent Court.
12. Law Governing the Contract and Litigation
By express agreement between the parties, these terms and conditions and the buying and selling transactions are governed by French law.
They are written in French (original version here).
If they are translated into one or more languages, only the French text would prevail in the event of a dispute.
13. Pre-contractual information- Acceptance of the Client
The Client acknowledges having received notice of the terms and conditions in a clear and understandable manner as well as information concerning article L 121-19 of Code de la consommation, prior to the conclusion of the contract. In particular:
The main characteristics of the provided services to an extent appropriate to the communication medium and services used.
Identity of the Seller ( business name, full address, phone number)
Total price of the Products including all taxes or where the nature of the product means that the price cannot reasonable be calculated in advance, the manner in which the price is calculated as well as, where appropriate, all additional freight, delivery or postal charges or, where these charges cannot reasonable calculated in advance, the fact that such additional charges may be payable
If needed: terms of payment, execution, date by which the Seller undertakes to perform the contract and complaint policy
Reminder of the existence of a legal guarantee of conformity for goods, the existence and the conditions of after-sale services and commercial guarantees
The fact for the Client to order on the Website implies full acceptance and adherence to these terms and conditions of sale that are explicitly accepted by the Client and in consequence relinquishes the right to impose any contradictory document which would be unenforceable against the vendor.