Legal notices

Preliminary arrangements

This legal notice applies to the entire website “https://www.villasdecoration.com/” (hereinafter referred to as the “website”).

The website is managed by Villas Decoration sprl, a public limited company whose registered office is located at B-1380 Lasne, Chaussée de Louvain 431 D, registered with the Banque Carrefour des Entreprises under VAT number BE 52 3630 9465 9209 RPM Brussels.
When we refer to the term “You”, we mean any user, whether or not they are a natural or legal person, registered on the website, who visits the website or its content or downloads files, uses them, registers via any form available on the website, creates a passport, becomes a member, subscribes or enters into a contract with VILLAS Magazine.

Each visit to this website is governed by the application of the legal notices mentioned below. By accessing, visiting or using this website, the user tacitly accepts the applicability of all these terms, without condition and without any reservation and undertakes to respect them. In addition, these general terms and conditions exclude and supersede any other general terms and conditions.
VILLAS reserves the right to modify these general conditions of use, its privacy policy and its cookie policy at any time. For this reason, we invite You to regularly consult our legal notices opposite as well as our policies relating to privacy and the subject of cookies.

VILLAS reserves the right, at any time and for any reason whatsoever, to modify or interrupt temporarily or permanently all or part of the access to the website without having to inform You in advance. We mention, by way of illustration, and without being exhaustive, cases of maintenance or significant modification of the content and/or functionalities.

ARTICLE 1. VILLAS Magazine

The information and documents on the website are there to illustrate “VILLAS”, a biannual bilingual magazine (FR-AN) of luxury publication that presents with refinement colour reports of the most beautiful homes and takes stock of the latest trends in architecture, decoration, design, eco-energy, art and renovation (nearly 300 pages). VILLAS also offers more targeted sections on kitchens, bathrooms, garden furniture, terraces, coverings (floors and walls), fabrics, tableware, gardens, lighting, etc…

The whole is enhanced by ads dedicated exclusively to the home, decoration, design and all of the accessories of the house. To maintain the maximum prestige of the work, only full pages are provided for advertising.

This beautiful biannual edition is sold by subscription or in bookstores, kiosks and supermarkets next to books reaching the general public and at the cash registers.

VILLAS is aimed at architects, decorators, designers, students and the general public.
The circulation is 35,000 copies and the distribution extends to Belgium, the Netherlands and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
VILLAS, created since 1970, is published by Villas Decoration sprl.

ARTICLE 2: Order and sale of magazines

The new VILLAS magazines can be ordered on the Internet via the VIAPRESS company website. It is also possible to subscribe to the VILLAS magazine from the same company. We do not process subscription requests and orders for new magazines. We refer you directly to the VIAPRESS website. The sale of VILLAS subscriptions and the magazines in question is governed by and subject to acceptance of the company’s general terms and conditions of sale. We are therefore not responsible for the sales of subscriptions and new magazines.
Unlike subscriptions and orders for new magazines, we take care of the sale of magazines that have been for sale and are no longer freely available – old magazines.

These general conditions are applicable to all sales relating to orders for old magazines concluded between, on the one hand, the company Villas Decoration sprl, whose registered office is located at B-1380 Lasne, Chaussée de Louvain 431 D, registered with the Banque Carrefour des Entreprises under VAT number BE 52 3630 9465 9209 RPM Brussels, hereinafter referred to as “the seller” and, on the other hand, any natural or legal person wishing to purchase one or more old magazines, hereinafter referred to as “the buyer”.
The acquisition of one or more former magazine(s) through this website implies an unreserved acceptance by the buyer of these terms and conditions of sale opposite. These shall prevail over any other general or special conditions not expressly approved by the seller. The seller reserves the right to modify its terms and conditions of sale at any time. In this case, the applicable conditions will be those in force on the date of the order by the buyer.

The sale is reserved for adult or minor customers with parental authorization or the legal guardian(s).

ARTICLE 3 Characteristics of the proposed properties

The products offered are those listed in the catalogue published on the seller’s website. Each product is accompanied by a description. The characteristics contained in the description drawn up by the seller are provided for information purposes only and are not contractual in nature. The seller shall take all reasonable measures to provide the customer with the most complete and correct information possible, but shall not grant any guarantee in this respect.
The photographs in the catalogue are as accurate as possible but cannot ensure perfect similarity with the product offered, particularly with regards to colours.

The products are offered within the limits of available stocks. In case of unavailability of an item, the buyer will be informed by email as soon as possible. The latter will have the possibility to choose between waiting (in case of temporary unavailability) or cancelling without charge the order of the unavailable items, in which case the amount which was already paid will be fully refunded as soon as possible. Available items will be delivered normally.

ARTICLE 4: Rates

The prices of the products displayed on the website are indicated in euros including all taxes (VAT and other applicable taxes).
The prices indicated do not include the costs of order processing, transport and delivery as long as they take place in the geographical areas provided for below.
The seller reserves the right to change our prices at any time. However, the prices applicable to the order are those in force at the time of confirmation of the order.

ARTICLE 5 Orders

The buyer, who wishes to buy a product must:

⁻ Complete completely and truthfully the identification form on which he will indicate all the requested contact details or give his customer number if he has one;
⁻ fill in the order form giving all the references of the chosen product(s);
⁻ confirm his order and payment in the sense that he acknowledges having read and accepted these general conditions;
⁻ validate his order after checking it;
⁻ make the payment under the conditions provided for.

The sale is considered perfect when the buyer confirms the order.

No shipment of goods will be made without validation of the order and receipt of full payment of the order.

The confirmation of the order implies acceptance of these terms and conditions of sale, recognition of having full knowledge of them and waiver of the right to invoke its own terms and conditions of purchase or other conditions.

All the data provided and the recorded confirmation will be worth proof of the transaction. The confirmation will be worth signature and acceptance of the operations carried out. The seller will communicate by email confirmation of the recorded order.

ARTICLE 6 RIGHT OF WITHDRAWAL

DUE TO ARTICLE VI.53 10° OF THE ECONOMIC CODE OF 28 FEBRUARY 2013, THE CONSUMER MAY NOT EXERCISE THE RIGHT OF WITHDRAWAL PROVIDED FOR IN ARTICLE VI.47 “FOR THE SUPPLY OF A NEWSPAPER, PERIODICAL OR MAGAZINE EXCEPT FOR SUBSCRIPTION CONTRACTS FOR THESE PUBLICATIONS”.

VILLAS OFFERS THE SALE OF MAGAZINES AND MORE SPECIFICALLY OLD ISSUES ALREADY PUBLISHED. THE CONSUMER CANNOT THEREFORE EXERCISE HIS RIGHT OF WITHDRAWAL FOR THOSE, BECAUSE OF THEIR NATURE AND THEIR EXCLUSION LEGALLY PROVIDED FOR BY THE CODE, CANNOT BE RESHIPPED.

ARTICLE 7 Terms of payment

Payment is made by bank transfer according to the data exchanged during the order.
The ordered items remain our exclusive property until full payment of the order by the buyer.

ARTICLE 8. Shipping Delivery

Delivery times are indicated for information purposes on our website and those of our delivery partners and are not guaranteed.
Deliveries are made to the address indicated on the order form and at the times communicated by our delivery partners.
The goods are transported at the seller’s risk until the goods are delivered to the address specified by the buyer. From this moment on, the buyer assumes all risks, except for fraud or gross negligence on our part.
In the event of a delay in delivery, if it is at least fifteen working days (not included in this period are exceptional closing periods), the buyer may cancel his purchase without compensation provided that he notifies us by e-mail within 3 days of notification by us of the delay in delivery. The buyer will then be reimbursed by bank transfer to his bank account for the total amount of his order including shipping costs (if incurred during the order) within 15 working days. The parties will then be fully released from their respective obligations.

In all cases, the following circumstances relieve us of our time obligations:

1. Cases of absolute necessity (examples not exhaustive in Article 10);
2. If the payment conditions are not respected;
3. If changes are decided by the customer after the order and;
4. If the customer does not provide us with the desired information within the specified time frame.

If the buyer fails or refuses to take delivery of the ordered goods according to the procedure of our delivery service provider, we reserve the right to consider the goods as abandoned.
Please note that an order may be refused and refunded if its weight is less than the carrier’s requirement.

ARTICLE 9. Guarantee

With regard to consumers, the seller guarantees the products he sells and the services he provides in accordance with the law of 1 September 2004 on the protection of consumers in the event of the sale of consumer goods (articles 1649 bis to 1649 octies of the Civil Code). In the event of non-conformity of a product sold found within 2 months of delivery of the good, the consumer must notify the seller as soon as possible and accurately by registered letter or e-mail. This warranty only covers defects in conformity existing at the time of delivery of the goods. Defects or damage due to misuse, such as water damage, oxidation, falling or impact, negligence and wear and tear, are not covered by the warranty. Similarly, repairs carried out by technicians not approved by the supplier will result in the cancellation of the warranty. The invoice or delivery note serves as a guarantee and must be kept by the consumer and produced in original. If the product is used for non-private purposes, the manufacturer/supplier’s limited warranty conditions apply.

ARTICLE 10. Responsibility

The VILLAS website is a showcase website intended for the presentation of the magazine as well as for the sale of it.
It is important to note that the sale managed by VIAPRESS only concerns new magazines and subscription requests. As to the responsibility for sales made on the VIAPRESS website, reference should be made to the latter’s general terms and conditions of sale. VILLAS is not responsible for the sale of new magazines and/or subscriptions made on the VIAPRESS website.
VILLAS magazine ought to implement the best means to ensure the accessibility of the website without guaranteeing the accounting or accessibility of the elements constituting the website with your equipment. VILLAS cannot be held responsible for the operation, optimal access or accessibility of the elements on the website.
The consultation and use, of any nature whatsoever and with any technical means whatsoever, of the website, always takes place under your own responsibility.

VILLAS takes all reasonable measures to provide You with the most complete and correct information possible, however, without giving any guarantee in this respect and cannot be held liable for any damage whatsoever (direct, indirect, collateral, etc.). Any information, document, file or any other element present on the website is provided for information purposes only, without systematic and prior verification by VILLAS and is not contractual in nature.
The following damages, without this list being exhaustive, such as loss of profit, loss of customers, loss of opportunity, loss of business, damage to reputation, loss of data or any damage caused by negligence or omission in the layout, operation and offer of the website including all parts and/or possible damages against the user and/or third parties, may not be imputed and will not be subject to compensation by VILLAS magazine.

Similarly, except in the event of an intentional act or gross negligence on its part or on the part of its representatives, VILLAS may not incur any liability:

• for any damage whatsoever due to a lack or failure to adapt the information and/or documents available on the website;
• for any damage whatsoever resulting from improper use of the information and/or documents on the website;
• for any damage whatsoever resulting from the uses, conclusions or interpretations made by the user on the website and/or the information presented on the website;
• for any damage whatsoever involving the use, consultation, any information received through the website or any other action on the website;
• for any damage whatsoever and for any reason whatsoever related to the modification, suspension or interruption of the website.
• for the loss of opportunities or income of any kind whatsoever resulting from the operation or non-operation, content or absence of content or the use or absence of use of the website;
• for any damage whatsoever resulting from an illegal or unauthorized intrusion by any third party into the VILLAS web server or website;
• for any damage whatsoever concerning the transmission or introduction of viruses through the website and considering the means implemented due to the technique and use of the website to prevent the presence of known viruses on the website or in the web server.
• for any damage whatsoever concerning the temporary congestion of the bandwidth and ;
• for any damage whatsoever concerning the interruption of the Internet connection service for a reason beyond the control of VILLAS.

In particular, the following events shall be considered as cases of force majeure or fortuitous events:

– the total or partial loss or destruction of the VILLAS computer system or its database when any of these events cannot reasonably be attributed directly to it and it is not demonstrated that VILLAS has failed to take reasonable measures to prevent any of these events;
– technical incidents;
– earthquakes;
– fires ;
– floods;
– epidemics;
– acts of war or terrorism;
– strikes, declared or not;
– labour shortage;
– supplier’s delay;
– lockouts;
– blockades
– insurrections and riots;
– a shutdown of energy supply (such as electricity);
– a failure of the Internet network or data storage system;
– a failure of the telecommunications network;
– a loss of connectivity to the Internet network or the telecommunications network on which VILLAS depends, or ;
– a fact or decision of a third party when such decision affects the own performance of this contract or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of VILLAS.

In any event, and more specifically at the time of sale, the seller shall not be liable for any breach or improper performance of the contract attributable to the buyer, resulting from an insurmountable and unforeseeable event by a third party to the contract or in the event of absolute necessity.

VILLAS processes the data and requests duly submitted through the website as soon as possible, according to its availability. In the event of delay or failure to process the request, VILLAS is liable only if it is responsible for damage due to its own fault or gross negligence in the absence of any external circumstances beyond its control. Nor is it liable when disruptions, interruptions or errors occur in the provision of the requested services, which prevents the user from claiming any financial compensation.

VILLAS is only bound by an obligation of means: its liability cannot be held liable for any damage resulting from the use of the Internet network such as loss of data, intrusion, viruses, service interruption, or other unintentional problems including in the sales process. The data included on the website are also given in good faith. The links provided to the websites of manufacturers and/or partners and/or social media and/or third parties are provided for information purposes only. VILLAS cannot be held responsible for the information coming from these websites. For this reason, VILLAS asks You to be vigilant and invites You to read their terms of use as well as their policies regarding the processing of their data and cookies.

VILLAS strongly advises users to take reasonable and necessary measures with respect to its own equipment and data to prevent all kinds of viruses, bugs, Trojan horses, or other malicious computer programs of any kind.

Also, contacts or relationships made between users through the website do not engage VILLAS in any way. The latter is not responsible for contacts and relationships between users of the website.

In order to meet the legitimate interest of the company and for legal reasons, electronic communications and backups made on the website may be collected, stored and filed by VILLAS.

ARTICLE 11. Processing of personal data

Section 1: Privacy and principles relating to the collection of personal data

Access to and use of the information available on or via the website is carried out without the need to provide personal data. Nevertheless, in order to obtain a service on or via the website (ordering magazines, registering for a 1-year subscription, etc.), personal data will be requested from the data subject in order to satisfy his request.

According to European Regulation 2016/679 of 27 April 2016 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDR), the following principles must be respected by VILLAS and its service providers, VILLAS manages and executes its commitments within the framework of its activities:

– By processing your data in a lawful manner;
– By collecting and processing your data for the purposes defined in this declaration;
– By limiting the processing to the data necessary for the activities carried out;
– By collecting accurate personal data and ensuring that reasonable measures are in place to correct and/or delete incorrect data;
– By processing and storing the relevant data for the time necessary to carry out our activities and
– By implementing reasonable and appropriate technical and/or organisational measures to secure your data.

All personal data necessary for the processing of any request or service is stored by VILLAS or its employees and may be transmitted to companies with which VILLAS – or its suppliers – collaborates, when such communication is necessary for the processing of the request or service. The user also authorizes VILLAS to use this data to compile statistics in order to improve its site, the goods and services it offers. This data may also be used to enable the dissemination, by any means of communication, of information relating to VILLAS’ activities to its customers. In addition, VILLAS undertakes not to disclose the information it holds to another company or another business without the prior consent of the persons concerned.

The data stored by VILLAS may be requested and corrected at any time upon request.

Section 2. Controller of the processing operations

At VILLAS, we are concerned about your privacy. For any question regarding the use of your data or to exercise any of the rights opposite [the right to request access to personal data, the right to rectification and the right to erase data; the right to object, to limit processing and the right to withdraw consent and the right to data portability], you can contact us:
– By email: [email protected]
– By mail: VILLAS magazine, Edition Ventures S.A. for the attention of the Privacy Protection Department, Chaussée de Louvain 431 D at 1380 Lasne.
– Using the contact tab on the website https://www.villasdecoration.com/.
In case of a postal request from you, we will ask you to attach the following information to your request:
– Your first and last name;
– Your address;
– Your message;
– A double-sided copy of the identity card, making sure to hide your national registry number and photograph, and
– Your signature.

We need your first and last name to know your identity and the related file. The address allows us to answer You. The message identifies with certainty the information You are asking us for or the requests we have to respond to. The identity card allows us to verify the real identity of the person concerned and to avoid any unauthorized publication.
We invite you to consult our privacy statement for more information.

ARTICLE 12. Policy on the subject of cookies

When You browse our website, a web banner is displayed to inform You of the use of cookies. This same banner allows You to control your user experience through the cookie management offered on the website.
VILLAS uses three types of cookies:

1. Functional cookies[non-removable]
These cookies are essential. Indeed, they allow for an efficient and convenient connection that also guarantees your security in the online environment.

As part of these cookies, anonymous data is processed and collected, in particular on the way in which You use the website, in order to facilitate your overall use on the website.
2. Comfort cookies[to select]
Comfort cookies facilitate your experience and use of our website by retaining your personal preferences. Cookies record, for example, that You navigate on our website using the French language and the next time you visit the website, it will be displayed directly in French. Through these cookies, we may also encounter your relevance and interests with the information and offers on the website.

3. Commercial cookies[to select]
We place the customer experience at the heart of our company policy. In order to meet your expectations regarding your interests, collected on our website but also on other sites, and social networks, the content of VILLAS ads is customized according to your desires. Cookies based on the cross-referencing of aspects of your custom are implemented by VILLAS and third parties for commercial purposes but also on social networks.

The web banner, which appears when you visit our website, gives you the option to tick comfort cookies as well as commercial cookies. By accepting cookies on the website, You also accept our cookie policy as to their use, which is described within it. Regarding your preferences related to the use of cookies, You may, at any time, modify them. With regards to functional cookies, it is not possible to refuse them since they are essential to establish an adequate and efficient connection.
If You wish to disable cookies, web beacons, log files and other files and technologies used by VILLAS or third parties, please follow the instructions for disabling these elements depending on the browser used:

♣ Google Chrome link: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en
♣ Mozilla Firefox link: https://support.mozilla.org/fr/kb/cookies-informations-sites-enregistrent
♣ Internet Explorer link: : https://support.microsoft.com/fr-fr/kb/260971
♣ Safari link: http://support.apple.com/kb/PH5042
♣ Opera link: http://help.opera.com/Windows/12.10/fr/cookies.html

The website http://www.youronlinechoices.com/be-fr/ allows you to disable cookies by giving the data subject the choice of processing.
The total or partial deletion of cookies, web beacons, log files or tools to detect anti-advertising technologies may interfere with the optimal use of the website.
For more information, please read the cookie policy.

ARTICLE 13. Intellectual Property

The website is a showcase website used for information purposes. No commercial use of the website is allowed. In general, it is not allowed to sell, rent features of the website or affiliations or registrations, to generate income through the website outside the VILLAS company. It is prohibited to carry out acts of unfair competition or practices contrary to honest practices against VILLAS and/or the website. The above lists are not exhaustive and are cited for illustrative purposes.

The texts, illustrations, logos, names and other elements appearing on the website are protected by national and international provisions relating to intellectual and/or industrial property which must be respected by each user of the website.
All elements of the website such as, but not limited to, the concept, content, layout, structure, source codes, programming, images, photos, information, data, information, information, logos, designs, trademarks, models, slogans, software, animations, audiovisual works, texts, data, databases and music are and remain the intellectual and exclusive property of VILLAS. No one is authorized to copy, adapt, modify, translate, arrange, reproduce, exploit, disclose, store or use for any purpose whatsoever, the entire website or any part thereof in any form and by any means, electronic, mechanical or otherwise.

To exercise any of these rights, any person must obtain the prior written and express authorization of VILLAS, unless the provisions of TITLE 5 of BOOK X of the Economic Code of 28 FEBRUARY 2013 relating to copyright and related rights as well as the case law relating to it provide otherwise.

We would like to inform you that any violation of one of our rights may result in civil and/or criminal proceedings.
VILLAS takes all measures to ensure that the elements present on the Site and made available to you respect the rights of third parties, and in general are not illegal. Under no circumstances is VILLAS liable for the information and content presented on the Site. VILLAS does not guarantee in any way the non-infringement, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, of the information contained on the website.

If you notice that one of your intellectual property rights has been violated, we invite you to contact us at the following address: [email protected]

ARTICLE 14. Minor

The buyer is responsible for the choice and use of the website and the products purchased through the website. He certifies that he is of age to visit and use the website as well as to complete the order or to have the prior authorization of the legal guardian or guardians. We decline any responsibility in case of inaccuracy of the information provided by the buyer.

ARTICLE 15. Accommodation

Maehdros SA, whose registered office is located at B-4537 Verlaine, rue Haute Voie 57/1, is in charge of hosting the VILLAS magazine website. Both parties undertake to execute and respect all the commitments entered into within the framework of the contract binding them.

ARTICLE 16. Dispute resolution

Without prejudice to the specific conditions of the various sites referenced on the website and managed by third parties, any dispute relating to the website or its content shall be governed exclusively by the rules set out below.
The parties undertake to attempt to resolve by out-of-court settlement, mediation or judicial conciliation any dispute relating to the validity, interpretation or performance of the contract.
In the event of failure of the alternative dispute resolution procedure put in place, only the courts on which the registered office of the company VILLAS or the seller depends in the event of a dispute relating to the sale shall have jurisdiction, unless otherwise required by law.
These conditions and the contract to which they are attached, if any, are subject to Belgian law.

ARTICLE 17. Proof

The parties accept, in the context of their relations, electronic means of proof (for example: email, computer backups, etc.).

ARTICLE 18. Saving clause

If any provision of these general terms and conditions of sale should be invalidated for any reason whatsoever, this circumstance shall not have the effect of rendering the contract invalid as a whole, nor of preventing the performance of the other provisions.
In the event that the offending provision affects the very nature of these general terms and conditions, each of the parties shall endeavour to negotiate immediately and in good faith a valid provision of equivalent economic effect or, at the very least, as close as possible to the effect of the cancelled provision.

Villas Decoration sprl
Chaussée de Louvain 431 D1380
 Lasne Belgium
VAT BE52 3630 9465 9209 RPM Brussels
Telephone: +32 (0)2 379 29 90.