Rental Agreement

Below is our Rental Agreement. This applies to all rental items booked through the Parlez Vous Vintage website, unless otherwise specified.

A few of items available for rent through Parlez Vous Vintage are provided and fulfilled by one of our rental partners. Our rental partners are specialist designer clothing hire businesses across Australia.

These terms are displayed when viewing any item on our website, as well as on our Bag and Checkout pages. You will always be asked to read and accept these before proceeding through to Checkout.

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Once you place an Order, the terms accepted at the point of sale will apply to your purchase of those Products. Please note that we may change any part of these terms at any time by updating this page of this Website, so you may find that different terms apply next time you use this Website or hire Products. 

These terms were last updated on 2nd of April 2022.

CONTRACT

By placing an order on the Parlez Vous Vintage website that contains any items that are for rent, you are entering a legally binding contract between yourself, Parlez Vous Vintage and the Parlez Vous Vintage rental partners that provide the items within your order.

The terms on this page are specific to the rental of an item from one of our rental partners through the Parlez Vous Vintage website. For more generic terms that apply to the use of the Parlez Vous Vintage website, please see our Website Terms of Use page.

PAYMENT

By entering this agreement, you authorise Parlez Vous Vintage to charge the selected payment method according to the terms outlined in this agreement. You certify that you are authorised to use this credit card/account and you agree not to dispute the payment with your provider if Parlez Vous Vintage fulfils its responsibilities in providing the rental item(s).

You also authorise Parlez Vous Vintage to charge the supplied payment method for any additional fees as outlined in this agreement (such as damages or late return fees). If a charge against the supplied payment method cannot be made, we will provide you with an invoice for the fees which you agree to pay within 5 working days.

If for some reason, your payment for an order is reversed or rejected, you agree to pay the outstanding amount within 48 hours of demand. Failure to do this will result in immediate cancellation of the booking. If the item(s) have already been dispatched you will still be liable for the full amount.

Parlez Vous Vintage reserves the right to take all steps necessary to recoup any amounts owing as per this agreement, including the use of debt collection agencies and taking legal action. This may increase the amount owed by the customer, to cover the costs of these services.

IDENTIFICATION

In some cases, after you’ve placed an order via our website, you may be asked for a passport, driver’s license or other forms of identification. If this isn’t provided, Parlez Vous Vintage and the rental partner reserves the right to refuse the booking. 

You acknowledge and agree that we will only ship your Order to the address stated on your ID. If you require your Order to be shipped to a different address than the one stated on your ID, we reserve the right to request further documentation confirming that you are connected to that address. 

If you do not provide a copy of your ID at the time of placing your Order, we will contact you after you have placed your Order requesting a copy of your ID. 

You acknowledge and agree that we will not ship your Order until you provide us with a copy of your ID and we are satisfied (in our sole discretion) with the address provided.  

If you fail to provide us with a copy of your ID within a reasonable time for us to be able to ship your Order for your selected Hire Period, we reserve the right to cancel your Order and provide you with a credit note. We will advise you if we are required to cancel your Order in accordance with this clause.   

TITLE TO RENTAL ITEMS

At all times, the rental items are and remain the property of the rental partner. The rental partner (or All The Dresses on their behalf) reserves the right to retrieve the item at any time.

BOOKING PERIOD

The rental period you have selected for your rental is ‘inclusive’. For example, a 3-day rental period can mean that your item will arrive by Friday and you will post it back on Monday. In this example, both the Friday and the Monday are included in the 4-day period.

DELIVERY

For most items on All The Dresses, you are asked to select a “Delivery Date”. You should select a Delivery Date which is 1 or 2 days before the day you intend to wear the item(s).

In the majority of cases, your item(s) will arrive on or before your Delivery Date (sometimes referred to as the “Arrives by” date). Due to unforeseen circumstances, usually related to issues with the postage provider (e.g. Australia Post) it may arrive 1 or 2 days later.

No refund or credit will be offered in this instance unless the item arrives too late for you to wear it for your planned event. If your order was placed 3 or more business days prior to your chosen delivery date, it will be a full refund (please see Definition of Refund section below). Otherwise it will be considered a “last-minute order” and you will have the option of a full credit note or a refund minus $30 to cover two-way express postage costs. You will be advised if your order is considered a last-minute order in the terms popup displayed before checkout, as well as in your order confirmation email.

Items from some rental partners will ask you to select a “Dispatch Date”. This is the date you would like the rental partner to send it from their location, which will be shown when viewing an item. These rental partners have elected to work this way because of Australia Post’s recent struggles due to COVID-19. Please consider typical delivery times to your location when selecting your dispatch date and if you’re WA, NT or rural-based, please consider selecting a longer rental period if that option is available for the item.

You will receive a tracking number to your supplied email address when the items have been dispatched. If you haven’t received this 1 day prior to your selected Delivery Date (or by your selected Dispatch Date), feel free to get in touch.

You may request that an item be left in a safe place without signature on delivery, but it is up to the specific rental partner whether this is done. It is their valuable stock and they may not want it left for someone to steal, so there is no promise that this request will be passed on to Australia Post.

Even if this request is passed on to Australia Post, it is still not a guarantee that it will be left without signature. Australia Post makes this decision at the time based on whether they believe it is safe to do so, and this is completely out of Parlez Vous Vintage and our rental partners’ control.

If your delivery fails because you have provided an incorrect or incomplete address, you will not be entitled to a refund or credit. It is your responsibility to ensure that the address you entered is accurate and complete according to Australia Post and in some cases, other postage providers. This includes providing a valid apartment/unit number, company name or any other information required for postage providers to deliver to you.

PICK UP AND DROP OFF

If you select the pick up and drop off delivery option at checkout, we will contact you after placing your Order to advise you of the pick up/ drop off address and arrange a pick up/ drop off time for your Order.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS

We do not deliver internationally. 

INCORRECT OR FAULTY ITEMS

If you open your delivered parcel to find that you have been sent the incorrect item, please let us know at contact@parlezvousvintage.com immediately. If there’s enough time, we will do our best to get you a replacement so you still have something to wear.

If you find that the item is correct, but has other issues (e.g. damage, faults or noticeable stains), please let us know within 24 hours of receiving the item, and definitely prior to wearing the item.

If you don’t let us know within this timeframe, we reserve the right to refuse a refund as it will not be clear when the damage was caused or by who. You should do this even if you believe you will still wear the item, as you may be offered a discount. More importantly, it will mean you won’t be blamed for the damage or charged damage fees.

You acknowledge that the items being sent to you are not brand new and may have some signs of wear & tear. A refund may not be granted if the issue is considered minor or insignificant.

In most cases, you will need to wait for the item to be returned to the rental partner and assessed, prior to a refund being approved and processed. If approved, you will receive a full refund including any amount paid for postage.

ISSUES WITH FIT OR APPEARANCE

We try to provide as much information as we can regarding the fit of the items available for hire on our website. We take no responsibility if you choose a size or item which does not fit you or does not suit you. If in doubt, please get in touch!

Unless specified in the rental partner’s terms there will be no refund or credit offered in this circumstance. Some rental partners offer more flexible terms with regard to this, so please take note of these terms when viewing items on our website and when accepting the terms before entering Checkout.

If your booking entitles you to a credit note, it will be issued with a 3 month expiry.

CUSTOMER CANCELLATIONS

Cancellations are allowed in the first 24 hours after an order was first placed on Parlez Vous Vintage, unless the item(s) have already been dispatched to you, or unless the cancellation request was received less than 72 hours prior to your booking start date. You will be eligible for a credit note.

Cancellations are also allowed if a cancellation request is received 21 or more days prior to your booking start date. In these cases you will be given a credit note.

For cancellation requests received between 14 and 21 days prior to your booking start date, you will be entitled to a credit note for the full amount paid including postage, but not a refund. The credit note can be used to rent or buy any items on the Parlez Vous Vintage website and will have a 3 month expiry.

You will always be asked to read the rental partner terms and click a button to accept them prior to entering the Checkout area.

In exceptional circumstances we will consider a cancellation outside the allowances above, but reserve the right to decide. Please get in touch as soon as possible to explain your situation for our consideration.

Unless otherwise specified, if you are entitled to a credit note for your cancellation, it will be issued with a 3 month expiry.

CANCELLATIONS BY PARLEZ VOUS VINTAGE

Parlez Vous Vintage or the rental partner providing the item may cancel your booking, for any reason. The compensation to you will be limited to the amount you paid to Parlez Vous Vintage for the booking and postage. Parlez Vous Vintage will not be responsible for any consequential damages that result from cancellation of the booking.

Reasons Parlez Vous Vintage  may cancel your booking include, but are not limited to:

  • The item is damaged by a customer that has rented the item prior to you.
  • The item is lost or stolen by a customer that rented the item prior to you.
  • It is deemed that it is not possible to deliver the item to you in time for your booking, due to previous late return by a customer, or for any other reason, such as postage network delays (particularly during periods of COVID-19 restrictions).

In all cases above, you will be entitled to a full refund. The delay for the refund might take a few days up to a month depending on our banking partner. 

RETURN OF ITEMS

All items rented via Parlez Vous Vintage will be delivered with a prepaid Australia Post Express Post satchel for returning the item back to the rental partner. If you don’t receive this, please let us know ASAP.

If you lose the prepaid satchel, you will need to pay for one yourself. This must be an Australia Post Express Post satchel. Get in touch to let us know you’ve done this and include the tracking number.

If you have rented multiple items over the same dates, from multiple ATD rental partners, please ensure that you return each item to the correct rental partner. If you send items back to the wrong location, you will be charged late fees as it can result in our rental partner having to cancel and refund the next customer’s booking.

Items should be returned over the counter at an Australia Post store or depot, on or before the specified booking return date. This will be labelled the “Return on” date during checkout and in your order confirmation email.

If your “Return on” date falls on a Sunday or a public holiday, you may post the item on the next working day.

If for any reason you aren’t able to attend an Australia Post store or depot to post back the item over-the-counter on the “Return on” date, please return the parcel via a yellow Australia Post Express Post street postbox. This is at your own risk. If the parcel is lost and is never scanned by Australia Post, you may be liable for replacement.

DAMAGE OR LOSS

If damage (stains, rips, etc) is observed when your garment arrives, please take photos of this and let us know right away. If you don’t do this and there was no known damage prior to delivery, it may be assumed that the damage was caused by you.

If you damage a rental item, do not attempt to repair it. If it can be easily repaired it will be taken care of with no additional cost to you. 

You agree that under no circumstances will you attempt to clean the rental item(s) yourself, or have them cleaned by anyone else. Do not cut, alter or hem tape any item booked via Parlez Vous Vintage.
Unless specified by the rental partner’s specific terms, no damage insurance is included in the booking fee. 

If an item is damaged and is not covered by minor repairs as mentioned above, you will be liable for the cost of restoring or replacing the garment. In the case the garment cannot be restored to a suitable condition, the fee charged may be up to, but not more than, 120% of the original RRP of the garment. This fee will be on top of any amount already paid for rental or postage, and the item will still need to be returned to the rental partner, regardless of the amount of damage.

If you’ve lost or not returned an item, you will be liable for up to 200% of the RRP of the item.

The items available for rent on our website are often sold out in all retail stores and no longer available from the designer. This has led to some people renting an item and not returning it, or saying it is lost, so that they are able to obtain something they want to keep. This, along with loss of earnings from potential future rentals, is why there is a 200% of RRP fee for lost and unreturned items.

If an item is lost by Australia Post and you proved that the parcel has been scanned, then there will be no fees charged to you. This is why it is important that you return the item by posting it over-the-counter at an Australia Post office or depot.

By doing this, the item will be scanned and there will be a record of you posting the item in their tracking system. This will not happen when you put it into a street post box, as a system record won’t be created until it reaches a scanning depot, and there will be no evidence of you having posted the item, meaning you would be liable for the loss.

By accepting this agreement, you give permission for Parlez Vous Vintage to charge fees for damages or loss of an item to the payment method you used when placing your order. You will be given the option of using an alternative payment method before the charge is made.

LATE RETURN

If for any reason you post back the rental item(s) on a day after the “Return On” specified, late fees may apply. We will often allow a grace period of 1-2 days for this, but only if it doesn’t affect a future booking for another customer. If it does affect this, late fees will almost certainly be enforced.

The fee charged for each day late will be your rental price divided by the number of days you’ve rented for, up to 120% of the original RRP of the item. For example, if you selected a 4-day hire and the rental fee was $100, late fees would be charged at $25 for each day late.

By accepting this agreement, you give permission for Parlez Vous Vintage to charge late fees to the payment method you used when placing your order. You will be given the option of using an alternative payment method before the charge is made.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

By accepting the rental agreement, you agree that Parlez Vous Vintage and its’ rental partners will not be liable for any loss, damage, costs or expenses of an indirect or consequential nature incurred or suffered by you as a result of:

  • Cancellation of a rental booking
  • Late delivery of a rental item
  • Non-delivery of a rental item
  • An issue with the quality of a delivered rental item

This includes but is not limited to economic loss, loss of goodwill, emotional suffering, loss of opportunity or other loss of turnover, profits or business.

Parlez Vous Vintage’s liability will be limited to any amount paid by the customer to Parlez Vous Vintage.

DEFINITION OF “REFUND”

For the purposes of this agreement, a refund for an order is defined as returning back to you the initial form of payment used to place that order. If you paid for the order by credit/debit card, the funds will be returned to that card. If you paid for the order using a credit note, then you will be re-issued that credit note, with a fresh expiry date. For orders placed using a combination of multiple forms of payment, you will receive back those forms of payment in line with the amounts used to pay for the order.

COVID-19 POLICY

If your event is affected by a COVID-19 lockdown or restrictions, you will be eligible for a credit note to use on items from the same ATD rental partner. If we receive a cancellation request prior to any items being dispatched, the credit note will be for the full amount paid. If the item is dispatched to you, an amount will be deducted from the credit note to cover our rental partner’s two-way postage expenses.

CHANGES TO THE RENTAL AGREEMENT

Parlez Vous Vintage reserves the right to change the Rental Agreement and/or rental partners’ terms at any time, so it is important you review and accept them each time you place an order with Parlez Vous Vintage.

The terms that apply to an order will be in accordance with the Rental Agreement and rental partner’s terms as they stood on the date the order was placed.

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