Legal Notice

  1. Purpose
  2. Definitions
  3. Acceptance of terms and conditions and how a Contract is formed
  4. Execution of the Contract. Effectiveness
  5. Products
  6. Prices
  7. Payment
  8. Delivery
  9. Withdrawal
  10. Link and Malware
  11. Industrial and Intellectual Property

1. Purpose

  1. These legal notices (“Notices”), shall regulate the commercial relationship between the Scuola Normale Superiore (“SNS”), tax code 80005050507, VAT No. 00420000507, with registered offices in Pisa (56126), Piazza dei Cavalieri 7, and its e-commerce customers (“Buyer”). As to the terms not provided for under these Notices, you shall refer to (i) the descriptions and conditions published below; (ii) the Privacy Policy.

2. Definitions

  1. Words indicated with a capital letter (whether singular or plural) have the following meaning.:
    • Parties:Scuola Normale Superiore and the Buyer;
    • Transaction: Scuola Normale Superiore e il Cliente;
    • Transazione: any transaction carried out electronically, and involving the creation of obligations between the Parties;
    • Product: means any product advertised on this website;
    • Site: the website accessible on URL edizioni.sns.it
    • Contract: means the contract incorporating these terms and conditions which comes into force when you place an order and we confirm acceptance of such order by means of an email to you in accordance with clause 3 below. The Contract is deemed entered into at the place at which the registered office of the SNS is located;
    • Buyer: any person who enters into a Contract without the aim to reselling it. Any potential customer not included in the above said profile of “Buyer” can contact the sales staff of SNS to request a personalized quotation;
    • Price: the amount to be paid as consideration for the purchase of the Product.

3. Acceptance of terms and conditions and how a Contract is formed

  1. The Parties agree that the execution of each Contract shall take place in the following manners: The Buyer may place an order according to following procedure: 1) selecting the Product you wish to order; 2) you will then be shown the charges you must pay and any applicable delivery charges; 3) electronically sending the order by pressing the confirmation key on the page containing the order summary; 4) you will be able to register too and you will be asked to allocate a password to your account. To register you need to supply us with your name, postcode and email address and possibly some other personal information; 5) supplying us with information for invoice; 6) selecting your shipping method; 7) paying the price for the product (adding any applicable delivery charges, as specified in the order summary) following the instructions that appear on-line; 8) order confirmation page.

4. Execution of the Contract. Effectiveness

You recognize to accept terms and conditions by placing an order. A contract shall be formed and we shall be legally bound to supply the product to you when we accept your order. Acceptance shall take place when we expressly accept your order by email to you, in the form of a document called ‘order confirmation’ stating that we are accepting your order. Our confirmation of order shall be deemed to come into effect when we receive your payment which must occur within five days of the date of the Contract execution.

5. Products

All products you can buy are hard copy books. They are subject to availability and the details given are as accurate and complete as possible.

6. Prices

The book prices are the same in the catalogue. All prices appearing on this website are inclusive of VAT.

7. Payment

      Credit Card
Credit cards accepted are those supported by the Visa, MasterCard and American Express circuits. In the interests of secure payment, the website edizioni.sns.it uses the “MPShop” online payment service. This service conforms to SSL secure online payment norms. Confidential information (the 16-figure credit card number, expiration date and card verification code) are transmitted in encrypted form and then made completely illegible in case they are intercepted.

8. Delivery

The Parties agree that the terms of delivery indicated on the Site, are not essential for Contract execution and are to be considered as indicative only. Shipment of volumes will be made by post/courier. The Products shall be delivered to the address specified by the Buyer. The shipping cost includes packaging if required. Such cost is at the exclusive charge of the Buyer and will be specified before the execution of the Contract. The transport shall be at the sole risk of the Buyer; transport obligations of SNS expire upon delivery of the Product to the Italian Postal Service.
  1. Rates and time
    Shipping costs are always indicated in the cart and include the cost of packaging: such costs are automatically updated by adding or removing items.
    If the item is available, it will be dispatched within three (3) working days of the date of payment.
    The availability of each item is always indicated when inserting the item in the cart.
    In Italy
    Delivery costDelivery optionDelivery Time *
    FREE delivery priority mail up to 5 kg 3-5 working days
    FREE delivery ordinary parcel service 3-7 working days
    € 12.00 DHL EXPRESS 2 working days
    Outside Italy
    Delivery costDelivery optionDelivery Time *
    € 14.60 m-bags economy mail 15-20 working days
    *Delivery times must be considered as working days from the date of postage, excluding Saturdays and Sundays.

9. Withdrawal

The Buyer’s right of withdrawal is provided for by Italian Consumer Contracts Regulations (Legislative Decree no. 21/2014 amending the Decree no. 206/2005) as follows:
  1. In case of purchase of volumes the Buyer is entitled to exercise the right filling the return form set in 'Returns' section, within (14) fourteen working days of the delivery date. The Product, whose complete and undamaged condition is an essential term for exercising the right of withdrawal, should be returned to SNS within (30) thirty working days of delivery. The costs for returning the product are at Buyer’s sole expenses. If you withdraw from this contract, we shall reimburse to you all payments received from you, including the costs of delivery, without undue delay and in any event not later than (14) fourteen days after the return is received. We will carry out such reimbursement using bank transfer as payment method; in any event, you will not incur any fees as a result of such reimbursement.

10. Link and Malware

  1. Although SNS periodically checks the content of the web pages related to the links contained in it or reachable through possible advertising banners (and/or other advertising services) on the Site, SNS shall not be liable for any of the contents of those pages. As to links from pages outside the site are allowed only to the homepage of the Site, subject to written consent of SNS.
  2. Notwithstanding any periodic checks on the Site, SNS cannot guarantee the Site is free from viruses or any other potentially harmful programs. Before accessing the network and taking any action whatsoever during web browsing, including download of documents or software, the user must always take all appropriate and up-to-date measures and safeguards.

11. Industrial and Intellectual Property

  1. Trademarks and brands on this Site are protected by the relevant intellectual property rights owned by SNS. Unless indicated otherwise, copyright on the Site design and/or elaborations (software design, graphics, layout, text, databases, etc.) is owned by SNS. The user acknowledges that trademarks and logos, contents, information, programs and databases included in the website and any and all technical solutions, ideational and creative (including layouts) contained and / or adopted by SNS within the Site are exclusively SNS property and may be used only to obtain the services available on the Site.
  2. Any use, including, but not limited to, reproduction, sale, modification, distribution, transmission, full or partial re-publication of contents, information, databases available on the Site as well as of technical, creative and ideational solutions adopted by SNS, is expressly prohibited in all cases. What stated above is without prejudice to the rights held by the authors of the volumes.

             These terms and conditions are our copyrighted intellectual property. Use by third parties – even of extracts – for the commercial purposes of offering product is not permitted. Infringements may be subject to legal action.