General terms and conditions of sale to consumers
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE CAREFULLY
BEFORE MAKING YOUR DECISION TO PURCHASE.
This Web Site is intended only for consumers wishing to order
Philips products (Products) online for delivery in the contiguous United
States of America. Philips does not accept orders for delivery outside
the contiguous United States of America. The terms and conditions under
which the Products are offered for sale on this Web Site are set out
below. By ticking the I have read and agree box on the order form and
submitting the order, you accept and agree to be bound by these terms and
conditions. Philips reserves the right to change these terms and
conditions at any time without prior notice. Such changes however will
have no effect on orders that were submitted before posting of such
revised terms and conditions on this Web Site.
2. Placing Your Order
2.1. To place an order you must be 18 years of
age or over, be accessible by telephone and have a valid email
2.2. You may place an order by:
2.2.1. Filling in the order form on the Web Site
after logging into or creating your personal account and clicking on
the appropriate submission button.
Philips will not accept orders placed in any way other than
2.3. When you place your order, Philips will
issue you with an Order Number via the Web Site. Please note the
Order Number is supplied for reference purposes only and does not
constitute our acceptance of your order.
2.4. By placing an order, you make an offer to
us to purchase the Products you have selected on these terms and
conditions. Philips may or may not accept your offer at our discretion
or may reduce the number of Products we accept to deliver to you.
However, orders submitted by you are binding on you and cannot be
cancelled after order submission.
2.5. If Philips accepts your order, Philips will
notify you of our acceptance by issuing an order confirmation. Philips
will send your order confirmation to you by e-mail and this will be
effective as of the date on which the order confirmation is sent to
you. If Philips cannot accept your order, Philips will attempt to
contact you by email or telephone.
2.6. Please note that the on-screen display of
the colors, designs, products may differ from the actual appearance or
size of products offered on the Web Site.
3. Supply of Your Products
Subject to these terms and conditions, Philips will supply to you the
Products indicated on your order confirmation.
4.1. All prices are in US dollars. Prices shall
be those prices published on this Web Site at the time you submit your
order. The prices published on the Web Site are exclusive of VAT,
recycling fee, shipping and handling costs and duties, which are for
your account. These costs will be calculated separately as applicable
and specified on the order form then added to the total price of the
order. The total price stated on the order form you submit shall be the
total amount payable by you for the products including all taxes,
recycling fee, duties, handling and shipping charges.
4.2. No intra-community purchases can be made
via the Web Site.
4.3. Delivery costs, where applicable, are
payable by you as indicated on your invoice.
5. Paying for Your Products
5.1. You may pay for your Products by the
methods of payment displayed on the payment paragraph of the Web
5.2. You must pay in the currency as indicated
on your invoice.
5.3. If you are paying by credit card, then you
must supply your credit card details when you place your Order. Your
credit card will be charged when we issue your invoice or at the time
of shipment of your Products. Philips will not commence the manufacture
of your Products neither will Philips supply the Products to you nor
perform the services until your credit card issuer has authorized the
use of your card for payment of the Products and/or services ordered.
If Philips does not receive such authorization Philips shall inform you
accordingly. Philips reserves the right to verify the identity of the
credit card holder by requesting appropriate documentation.
6. Delivery of Your Products
6.1. Orders placed on this site can only be
delivered in the contiguous United States of America.
6.2. Philips will deliver the Products to the
delivery address you specified in the order form and in accordance with
the delivery option you chose. In the event you order various Products
to be delivered to different addresses, you will need to submit a
separate order form for each delivery address. Any delivery or shipment
dates given by Philips are best estimates only and Philips shall not be
liable for any loss, damage, costs or expenses for failure to deliver
in accordance with the delivery or shipment dates given. In the event
any of the Products ordered is out of stock, this may mean the whole
order is delayed. If so, an estimate of the delay will be given by
e-mail but delivery shall in any case be made within thirty (30) days
as of the date indicated on the order confirmation by Philips.
6.3. Title to and risk of loss of your Products
will pass to you on delivery of the Products
6.4. When Products have been delivered to the
carrier Philips will send you a confirmation of shipment by e-mail
provided you have indicated an e-mail address on the order form.
7. Exchanges, Returns and Refunds
7.1. You may return the Product to Philips or
cancel the entitlement to services and obtain a refund of the price of
the returned Product (except gift wrapping costs and any such other
charges) or service entitlement, provided you contact Philips within
thirty (30) calendar days of the date of delivery of the Product.
Return delivery is free of charge with FedEx.
If a product is sold as part of a product combination (bundle) in which
other products are offered for free or at a discount compared to their
normal price, the bundled product must at Philips request be returned
with the product purchased. Philips reserves the right to raise an
invoice in respect of any free or discounted bundle product not so
Please note that you may not return a Product and claim a refund
if the Product concerned is:
a) software which Philips supplied to you sealed and unused and you
have broken the seal or which you have successfully downloaded from the
Web Site; or
b) A personalized and/or customized product made in accordance with
your specifications. You may not obtain a refund for a service if you
have commenced use of a/the service.
7.1.1. If a Product was supplied in error, is
incomplete or faulty and you believe that you are entitled to a
replacement or repair in accordance with paragraph 8 below, please call
Philips at: 1-866-309-3263 between 8:00 AM CST and 8:00PM CST Monday to
Friday. In the event that you are entitled to a replacement or repair
in accordance with paragraph 8 below, the transportation charges
referred to in paragraph 7.1 will not be applied.
7.1.2. If you have received the ordered
Product(s) and have simply changed your mind about purchasing it, you
may return the Product(s) or entitlement to Service, to Philips for a
refund, subject to the payment of the transportation charges and
You inform Philips of your decision to cancel the contract
within thirty (30) calendar days of the date of delivery of the
Product or the date you purchased the services; and
The Product(s) are returned in their original condition and
the security seals on the Product(s) are intact; and
The Product(s) are returned in accordance with paragraph 7.2
below. Please note that while the Product(s) remain in your
possession you are under a duty to ensure that the Product(s) are
kept safe and secure
7.2. Steps to Follow to Claim a Refund:
(i) Please call Philips at: 1-866-309-3263 between 8:00 AM CST
and 8:00PM CST Monday to Friday to make arrangements for your return.
You will then be provided with an RMA (Return Material Authorization)
(ii) Philips will subsequently arrange for the Product(s) to be
collected by its nominated carrier. Depending on which carrier it is,
you will either be asked to contact them, or in the case of larger
items you will be called to arrange a collection time
(iii) Before returning any Product(s) please check that you
Received a RMA number from Philips (issued on
Enclosed all accessories, in box warranties and other
material supplied unless informed otherwise;
Used all packaging that was originally supplied;
Clearly displayed the returns address and the RMA
Sealed the packaging securely.
(iv) Following these steps will help ensure the Product(s)
arrive at the correct destination and in good condition within a
timely fashion. Please note that your failure to follow this
procedure may result in the returned Product(s) being rejected upon
receipt and you may forfeit your right to a refund.
(v) Please note that Philips reserves the right to reject any
Product(s) that are not returned in accordance with the provisions
set out above and particularly within paragraphs 7.1.2 and
8.1. Philips-branded Product Warranty
Philips warrants the Products as set forth on the warranty card
supplied with the Product and/or as may be stated on the Web Site.
Specific warranties may apply to certain Products (such as customized
Products) as specified on the Web Site. With respect to software, no
warranty shall apply other than as expressly set forth in the
applicable license agreement. Should the Product supplied by Philips
not comply with the applicable warranty Philips shall, at its option
and expense, unless provided otherwise in the applicable warranty,
repair or replace the Product or refund the purchase price upon return
of the Product. Except as expressly set out in these terms and
conditions, to the fullest extent permitted by law Philips hereby
disclaims any and all warranties, whether express or implied. The
limited warranty set out above will not affect or prejudice your
For non Philips-branded Products (including non Philips branded
products contained in product bundles or promotions), all warranty
claims, where relevant, are to be made in accordance with the terms and
conditions of any standard manufacturers warranty which may be included
with the Products purchased. In relation to any existing manufacturers
warranty, any warranty claims should first be made either directly to
the manufacturer or to Philips by phone.
8.3. IF YOU ARE A CONSUMER, THE WARRANTIES REFERRED TO ABOVE
ARE IN ADDITION TO AND DO NOT AFFECT YOUR STATUTORY RIGHTS.
9. Philips Liability
9.1. These terms and conditions set out the full
extent of our obligations and liabilities in respect of the supply of
the Products (and performance of telephone support and warranty
services) and the performance of any Services.
9.2. Except where set out in paragraph 9.3
below, there are no warranties, conditions or other terms that are
binding on Philips regarding the supply of Products or the provision of
Services except as expressly stated in the contract.
9.3. Any warranty, condition or other term
arising out of or in connection with the supply of Products and/or the
provision of Services which might otherwise be implied in or
incorporated into the contract by statute, common law, laws applicable
in the country where you purchased the Products or Services or
otherwise (including without limitation any implied term as to quality,
fitness for purpose, reasonable care and skill) is hereby expressly
excluded to the maximum extent permitted by law. In particular, Philips
will not be responsible for ensuring that the Products are suitable for
9.4. Nothing in the contract shall limit or
exclude our liability (i) for death or personal injury caused by our
negligence or (ii) for fraud or (iii) any breach of the obligations
implied by applicable compulsory national laws as to title or (iv) any
liability which cannot be excluded by law.
9.5. SUBJECT TO CLAUSE 9.4 PHILIPS WILL
NOT BE LIABLE UNDER THE CONTRACT FOR ANY LOSS OF INCOME, LOSS OF
PROFITS, LOSS OF CONTRACTS, LOSS OF DATA OR FOR ANY INDIRECT OR
CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND HOWSOEVER ARISING AND WHETHER
CAUSED BY TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), BREACH OF CONTRACT OR
OTHERWISE.PHILIPS MAXIMUM AGGREGATE LIABILITY UNDER THE CONTTRACT
WHETHER IN TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE SHALL IN NO
CIRCUMSTANCES EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAYABLE BY YOU TO PHILIPS IN RESPECT OF
THE PRODUCT(S) AND/OR SERVICES IN QUESTION.
9.6. This does not affect your statutory rights
as a consumer, nor your right to return the Products as per clause
10. Contacting Philips Online Store
You can contact Philips Online Store:
- By telephone: 1-866-309-3263 between 8:00 AM CST and 8:00PM CST
Monday to Friday;
11. Data Protection
11.1. Your transaction records are accessible to
you if you are a registered customer by entering your Web Order
Number(s) so that you may check the status of your order(s) and check
the order content.
11.2. By placing your order, you agreed and
understand that Philips may store, process and use the data collected
from your order form for processing your order. These data will be
this Web Site. If you wish to have access to information we hold
concerning you, or if you want to make any changes, or if you do not
want to receive information from Philips please follow the update
12. Circumstances beyond Philips reasonable
Philips will make every effort to perform Philips obligations under the
contract. However, Philips cannot be held responsible for delays or
failure to perform if such delay or failure is caused by any
circumstances beyond our reasonable control. In the event of a delay,
Philips will perform our obligations as soon as reasonably possible.
13. Disagreements Governing Law and Jurisdiction
Philips will try to solve any disagreements quickly and efficiently. If
you are not happy with the way Philips deals with any disagreement and
you want to file court proceedings, you must do so within United States
law and courts. The applicability of the United Nations Convention on
Contracts for International Sale of Goods is hereby explicitly
14.1. Neither Philips failure nor your failure
to enforce any term of the contract constitutes a waiver of such term.
Such failure shall in no way affect the right later to enforce such
14.2. The invalidity or unenforceability of any
provision of the contract shall not adversely affect the validity or
enforceability of the remaining provisions.
15. Special terms for customization/personalization
15.1.Order and acceptance customized products
While Philips honors most designs, Philips cannot honor all of them.
Some may contain among other things trademarks of third parties that
you (or Philips) do not have the right to use. Others may contain
material that we consider inappropriate or simply do not want to place
on our Products. Unfortunately, at times this means that Philips may
decline your order that may otherwise seem unobjectionable. If your
design is, in our sole opinion, unacceptable, your order may be
immediately rejected or your purchase will be cancelled at a later
stage if so, you will be notified by e-mail and Philips reserves the
right to cancel the applicable order confirmation.
15.2. Content Restrictions
You agree not to use the Web Site or service:
- To upload, order for print, or otherwise transmit or communicate
any material for any unlawful purpose or that is obscene, offensive,
blasphemous, pornographic, sexually suggestive, deceptive,
threatening, menacing, abusive, harmful, an invasion of privacy,
supportive of unlawful action, defamatory, libelous, vulgar, violent,
or otherwise objectionable
- To upload, order for print, or otherwise transmit or communicate
any material that depicts celebrities or celebrity likenesses,
regional, national or international leaders or politicians, current
or former world leaders, convicted criminals, newsworthy, notorious
or infamous images and individuals, or any material that is vintage
in appearance or depicts images from an older era;
- To upload, order for print, or otherwise transmit or communicate
any material that you do not have a right to transmit or communicate
under any contractual or fiduciary relationship or which infringes
any copyright, trademark, patent or other intellectual property right
or any moral right of any party;
- To upload or otherwise transmit any material which is likely to
cause harm to this Web Site or anyone else's computer systems,
including but not limited to that which contains any virus, code,
worm, data or other files or programs designed to damage or allow
unauthorized access to this Web Site or which may cause any defect,
error, malfunction or corruption to the service; and
- You agree that if Philips, in its sole discretion, determines
that any material you submit may not meet these content requirements,
Philips shall reject your order. Philips reserves the right to charge
a processing fee of $15 for each design that you submit as an order
which violates our content restrictions.
In addition, in the event you violate one of these Content
Restrictions and you intentionally publicize such violation, you
acknowledge that Philips will suffer substantial damage to its
reputation and goodwill and that you can be liable for causing such
Your design or personalization of the Product (and/or the color
combination) shall be created by yourself, or, to the extent this is
not the case, you hereby guarantee that you are authorized to use the
design or the personalization created by a third party.
Please understand that although Philips reserves the right to decline
your design or personalization, you are solely responsible for your
design and personalization, and Philips has no obligation to review
your design or personalization.
By submitting your order, including your design and personalization,
to Philips, you hereby grant Philips a non-exclusive, perpetual,
royalty-free license to use your design and personalization in the
widest sense of the word, including but not limited to, copying,
editing, modifying, digitizing or reproducing, to fulfill your
request of creating and delivering a personalized product.
Your design and personalization qualify as what Philips calls User
Content. The article about User Content in article 6 of the Terms of
footer of this Web Site, is applicable to your design and
personalization, save where that article conflicts with this article
about user content; in such event this article shall supersede