You have the right to return products purchased on www.theblacklayer.com (the “Website”) by notifying The Black Layer, LLC (the “Vendor”) within twenty (20) days from the day you receive the products.
Once you have exercised your right of return in accordance with the procedures set forth below, the products to be returned must be handed over to the courier in one single shipment within twenty (20) days of from the day you receive the products. You will therefore be refunded for the price of the product or products that were originally purchased, according to the terms provided for in this policy.
1. Return Conditions
The Vendor only accepts returns of merchandise within the time frames set forth above, and will reimburse the purchase price of the products (minus shipping fees, as applicable) only if the following conditions have been met:
- The products have not been used, worn or washed and are in the same conditions in which they were received and, in any case, must be compliant with the requirements detailed in the section on Compliance Checks below;
- The identification tag (with the disposable seal) and labels are still attached to the products;
- The products are returned in their original packaging; and
- The products are not damaged.
You cannot return customized or personalized products, or sealed items that were opened after delivery and that cannot be returned due to health or hygiene reasons (e.g., cosmetics). Final sales items, swimwear, undergarments, and jewelry cannot be returned.
3. Compliance Checks
You can inform the Vendor of your intention to return merchandise by completing and submitting the Return Form to the Vendor through the Customer Care area of the Website. The Vendor will send you an email confirming that they have received the completed Return Form.
The Vendor recommends that you use UPS (www.ups.com) for returning products, as packages sent by UPS are trackable. If you use UPS and the pre-printed label – which includes the return address – provided within the original shipment, you will not be required pay the return shipment costs upfront. The Vendor will pay the courier on your behalf and will deduct from your refund a fee according to Section 3. You should contact UPS to schedule your return shipment.
2. Return Procedures
Our products must be returned in a new and unused state, in perfect condition, with all protective materials in place and tags and stickers attached to them (if applicable), including all accessories and documents. We reserve our right not to accept any return if the product shows signs of wear or has been used or altered from its original condition in any way or, as an alternative, may reduce the amount of any applicable refund or exchange accordingly. For example, we may make a reduction in the following circumstances:
- the product(s) have been used, worn, damaged or washed;
- the identification tag with the disposable seal is not attached to the product(s) or has not been returned. Please note that identification tag constitutes an integral part of each product; and/or
- you have not returned any packaging which is an integral part of a product (such as a dust bag).
You will be informed if we propose to reduce your refund for this reason. In this instance, you may (as an alternative to us providing you with a reduced refund) choose to have the products sent back to you at your own expense. Should you refuse this option, The Black Layer, LLC reserves the right to retain the products and the amount noted for the decreased refund, due to the decrease in value of the returned products.
4. Refund Times and Procedures
Refunds are processed within approximately between three (3) to seven (7) business days of our receipt of the returned merchandise and confirmation that the return conditions have been satisfied. Your refund will be credited back using the same payment method used to make the original purchase on the Website.
Refund times depend on the payment method originally used:
- Credit/debit card: refund times will depend on the credit or debit card company’s policies, but will normally take place within two billing cycles.
5. Return of Damaged, Defective or Incorrect Products
You have the right to return products purchased on the Website due to an error on our part or because product(s) are damaged or defective, provided that you notify the Vendor within twenty (20) days of receipt of the product(s), by completing and submitting a Return Form through the Customer Care area of the Website. Please contact the Customer Care before returning the products. If you contact the Customer Care and use the pre-printed label, you will not be required pay the return shipment costs. You must return the product(s) by mail in the same condition in which they were received, unused, unworn and unwashed, in their original packaging and with their identification tag attached with the disposable seal.
The Vendor will examine the returned product(s) to determine whether they are damaged, defective or incorrect, and will inform you by email within a reasonable period of time of whether the Vendor will accept the returned product(s) and refund their price.
If accepted by the Vendor, damaged, defective or incorrect product(s) will be refunded in full to your original method of payment, including applicable taxes and delivery shipping cost. In the event that the Vendor finds no damage, defect or error with the returned product(s), you will be notified that the refund will not be processed, and your merchandise will be shipped back to you. If you refuse said delivery the Vendor reserves the right to retain the product(s) and the amount paid for the purchase of the product(s).
6. Amendments and Updates
The Vendor may amend or update all or any part of this Return Policy at any time in its sole discretion and without notice. Any amendments and updates to the Return Policy shall be effective upon publication on the Website. Please access the Return Policy on the Website regularly in order to check whether the Return Policy has been updated. If any provision of any part of this Return Policy shall be deemed invalid, void or unenforceable, that provision shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining Return Policy.