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1. Identification of the vendor

The company S.A.S.U. Maison Sato Paris markets directly or indirectly its articles (Japanese tableware, decorative objects, clothing and gifts) under the brand MAISON SATO worldwide.

S.A.S.U. Maison Sato Paris, a “Société par Actions Simplifiée Unipersonnelle” (simplified joint stock company) duly organized and existing under the laws of France, with a share capital of 10,000 euros, registered with the Trade and Companies Register of Paris under the no. 905 163 507, whose Intracommunity VAT number is FR74905163507 and whose registered office is situated 68 Rue Saint-Denis 75001 Paris, France (hereafter the “MAISON SATO”).

2. Scope and acceptance of the General Terms of Sale

The purchase of Products offered on the website (hereafter the “Website”) is subject to these general terms of online sale (hereafter the “GTS”).


MAISON SATO products (hereafter the “Products”) are exclusively intended to be sold to end consumers, natural persons or end customers legal entities, excluding all resellers or intermediaries acting on behalf of resellers (hereafter the “Customers”). Consequently, the Customer represents that he/she/it is acting as end consumer and that he/she/it has no intention of reselling the Products for commercial purpose.

MAISON SATO can update these GTS at any time.

The Customer can familiarise himself/herself/itself at any time with the version of the GTS then in force by clicking on the link The applicable GTS at the time of the conclusion of the sales contract are those that are enforceable to, and binding on, the Customer.

Furthermore, with each purchase of Products on the Website, the Customer shall be asked to confirm the acceptance of applicable GTS on the date of placing his/her/its /her/its order. Said GTS can be viewed at the time he/she/it is asked to confirm that he/she/it accepts them. To substantiate this acceptance, the Customer must check the box “I have read and hereby accept the General Terms of Sale of the website”.


3. Terms of the Order

Any order placed on the Website shall imply express acceptance of the GTS and acceptance of the prices and Products available for sale on the Website.


3.1. Order process


The Customer who wants to place an order must comply with the following procedure:

1. Product choice: the Customer must select the Product that he/she/it would like to order.

2. Checking of the content of the Customer’s selection: the Customer checks the content of his/her/its basket whilst having the opportunity to delete the Products he/she/it has selected.

3. Identification: the Customer must complete the identification form made available to him/her/it and provide the requested information (mandatory information: title, surname, first name or corporate name, e-mail address, password, telephone number for the delivery).

4. Checking of the Customer’s order: the Customer checks the content of his/her/its /her/its order, the total price, the delivery and invoicing addresses while keeping the possibility of deleting a Product or modifying the invoicing and delivery address. The Customer confirms his/her/its /her/its method of delivery and payment. The Customer must confirm his/her/its /her/its acceptance of these GTS by checking the corresponding box. The validation of the order is only possible after having checked this box.

5. Order acknowledgement of receipt: the Customer receives an e-mail summing up the content of his/her/its /her/its order, namely:

– His/her/its delivery and invoicing addresses

– The reference number of his/her/its order

– The date of the order

– The list of Products ordered and their amounts

– The method of delivery


The Customer is advised to keep and print this document, which is official proof of his/her/its order. The order is then registered and processed by MAISON SATO which checks the availability of the Product(s) ordered. Any order placed implies acceptance of the prices and descriptions of the Products available for sale.


3.2 Confirmation of shipping of the order

The Customer receives an email summarizing the content of his/her/its order and confirming the dispatch of the same. The contract is deemed to have been concluded on the date on which this email is sent.


3.3 Tracking of the order


A tracking number of the carrier is provided to the Customer when his/her/its order has been sent.

If the Customer wants to obtain information concerning the progress of his/her/its order, he/she/it may log onto the website of the carrier chosen by MAISON SATO and follow the shipment of his/her/its parcel live. The Customer furthermore receives information by e-mail concerning the processing and preparation of his/her/its order until it is shipped.


4. Product availability

The offer of Products and prices of MAISON SATO are valid while they are visible on the Website and subject to stock availability.


Errors or modifications can exceptionally occur, notably in the event of simultaneous orders of the same Product by several Customers.


In the event the Product is found unavailable after placing the order, MAISON SATO shall inform the Customer by email as soon as possible, by offering that he/she/it either order another Product available on the Website as a replacement, or cancels his/her/its order at no cost.


MAISON SATO shall not be held liable in the event of stock shortage or unavailability of Products for orders not yet accepted by MAISON SATO.


MAISON SATO reserves the right to change at any time and without prior notice the Products available on the Website.


To ensure a better quality of service and availability of its Products with all of its online Customers, MAISON SATO reserves the right to limit the quantity of Products that can be bought by a given Customer, this in accordance with the provisions applicable on the matter and notably those of Article L.121-11 of the French Consumer Code.


Although all efforts are made to ensure that the color and pattern of the Products whose photos are displayed on the Website are faithful to the original Products, variations may occur, notably due to the technical limitations of color reproduction on the Customer’s computer equipment. Consequently, MAISON SATO cannot be held liable for non-substantial errors or inaccuracies of photographs or graphic representations of Products appearing on the Website.


MAISON SATO reserves the right not to accept an order from a Customer with whom it is in a dispute for a previous order, or if MAISON SATO reasonably considers that this Customer has infringed these GTS or that he/she/it has been engaged in a fraudulent activity, or for any other legitimate reason.


5. Prices

The Prices of Products are expressed in euros, inclusive of taxes and excluding customs duties, for orders outside of the EU that shall be borne by the Customer. Outside of the cases of reimbursement made (i) in connection with exercising the right of withdrawal or for (ii) lack of conformity and hidden defects, MAISON SATO shall not reimburse the VAT applied to purchases made on the Website (even in the event the Customer, after receipt of the Products, reships the Products for a third country outside of the European Union).

MAISON SATO reserves the right to change at any time and without prior notice the prices of Products offered on the Website.


The Products are invoiced on the basis of tariffs displayed on the Website at the time when the order is placed, subject to availability of the Products ordered at this time.


All the orders are payable in euros and must be settled immediately upon placing the order.


In the event of unavailability of certain Products ordered (see Article 4 “Product availability”), only the price and shipping costs related to the available Products shall be debited.


6. Terms of payment


By credit card (Visa, CB, Mastercard, American Express): The payment is made on the secure website of MAISON SATO‘s approved banking and credit institution. This means that no banking information regarding the Customer transits via the website. Payment by credit card is therefore completely secure (SSL). The order will then be recorded and validated on acceptance of the payment by the banking service.


By PayPal: By choosing payment via PayPal, the Customer will be automatically directed to his PayPal account. Once the PayPal payment has been validated, the Customer will see the confirmation page of his Order on the Site.


7. Reservation of Ownership


The ordered Products remain the property of MAISON SATO until receipt of full payment of the price by MAISON SATO. However, the Customer assumes the risk (namely of loss, theft or deterioration) regarding the Products delivered from the time that they are delivered to the address indicated at the time of the order.


8. Terms and conditions of delivery


Handling and shipping costs depend on the country and the total amount of the order. They shall be indicated on the invoice.


MAISON SATO cannot be held responsible for any action and/or costs and/or taxes (which fall under the Customer’s responsibility) and/or delays due to customs over which it has no control.


For all the Products, the order is prepared for departure from MAISON SATO’s logistics warehouses within a maximum period of 2 working days (subject to stock availability and except for the special case of Products sold “on preorder” for which the sheet indicates the specific estimated time of delivery) from confirmation by email of the order. The average time observed between placing an order and its delivery is 2 working days in France, 3 to 9 working days in Europe and 5-15 working days outside of Europe. This an average period based on prior orders. Exceeding this period may not give rise to any cancellation of the order, reduction in the price paid by the Customer, or to any damages. The Customer is further informed that in some special cases (e.g. products marketed on preorder), the periods indicated above can be longer. However, and in accordance with the provisions of article L.121-20-3 of the Consumer Code, failure to deliver within a period of 30 days from the day after the Customer placed the order, the latter shall have the possibility to cancel the said order at no cost. The sums that he/she/it will have paid will then be reimbursed. In cases where it has the capacity to do so, MAISON SATO reserves the possibility to offer the Customer a Product of equivalent quality and price as the initial product.


If the order reaches a certain volume MAISON SATO may send it to the Customer in several deliveries and/or several packages.


A delivery note is attached to the parcel. Customer is encouraged to keep it as it will serve as proof of delivery.

The Customer must check the compliance of the Products delivered at the time of the delivery and before signature of the carrier’s delivery note. He/she/it must indicate on this delivery note and in the form of handwritten reservations any defect concerning the delivery (damaged Product etc.). This verification is deemed achieved as soon as the Customer, or a person of his/her/its choice, has signed the delivery note. No claim regarding the condition of the parcel(s) will be admissible thereafter.


In the event of reservations regarding the delivery, the Customer must also confirm them to the carrier at the latest within 3 working days following the receipt of the article(s) and send a copy of this letter to MAISON SATO by email to the address with confirmation by registered letter with acknowledgement of receipt to Customer Service at the following address:

68 Rue Saint-Denis
75001 Paris


In the event of an incomplete address, incorrect address, inability to place the parcel in the Customer’s letterbox, refusal of the parcel by the recipient, lack of information making it impossible to deliver the Product to the recipient at the appointed time, MAISON SATO cannot be held liable for the execution of the delivery. If this lack of information leads to a second presentation to the recipient, MAISON SATO shall be entitled to request that the Customer pay the corresponding fees for this second delivery.

The Customer is subject to the general terms of delivery of the carrier that, in some cases, if he/she/it does not submit to them can impact the quality of the delivery.

Accordingly, in the event of absence of the recipient, according to the general terms of delivery of the carrier, the product may be presented again and/or left at an agreed drop-off point and/or in front of the Customer’s home and or in a “sorting – pending” centre of the carrier and/or returned to MAISON SATO who shall in no event be held responsible for any theft of, loss, or damage to the Products in connection with to their delivery and, more generally, the final quality of the delivery.

In the event that it is impossible to deliver and if the product must be returned to MAISON SATO by the carrier, MAISON SATO will not make any new delivery.

Any claim concerning the delivery of products must be made within 14 working days of receipt of the item (s) under the same conditions as mentioned above. If it is decided that the product (s) must be returned to MAISON SATO, they must be returned in their original condition (packaging, accessories, etc.) and under the

Following shipping conditions.

The Customer must first contact customer service by email in order to obtain a return number to note on the "Return slip" form attached to the order as well as any details relating to shipping. No package will be accepted without a return number. This number must be written legibly in the marker on the package. The Product must be returned to the following address:

68 Rue Saint-Denis
75001 Paris

9. Right of withdrawal

Pursuant to Articles L. 221-18 et seq. of the Consumer Code, the Customer has 14 days from the day of delivery of the Product purchased on the Website to inform the customer service of his/her/its desire to return the Product.


For any return, the Customer must contact the Customer Service beforehand via email at or inform it of his/her/its decision to use his/her/its right of withdrawal. Any parcel returned after the prescribed timeframe shall be refused and returned to the sender. No parcel returned as cash on delivery shipping shall be accepted, whatever the reason. The costs and risks pertaining to the return of Products are borne by the sender. In order for the Customer Service to accept the exchange and/or reimbursement, the Product must be returned in full condition in its original packing, undamaged, with its label attached, not worn, accompanied by all of its accessories, and a copy of the purchase invoice to:

68 Rue Saint-Denis
75001 Paris

The Customer shall not have to justify the reasons or pay penalties, with the exception of return shipping costs.

MAISON SATO cannot be held responsible in the event of loss, theft or damage of the parcel. 

Parcels for which the Customer’s identification (surname, first name, address and return code) is not possible shall be refused.

Any return must be made by a traceable method (Colissimo, UPS, FEDEX, DHL, return receipt requested, etc.) and the tracking number must be provided to MAISON SATO.

On receipt of the Product returned by the Customer, the Customer Service shall send a confirmation of receipt of the Product by email.

In the event the Customer makes a valid use of this right, MAISON SATO shall reimburse the Customer for the sums paid by the same and corresponding to the acquisition of the returned Products (therefore excluding potential customs duties), within a maximum period of 14 days into the account used with the credit card bearing the Customer’s name.

Any complaint concerning the delivery of products must be made within 14 working days of receipt of the item (s) under the same conditions as mentioned above. If it is decided that the product (s) must be returned to MAISON SATO, they must be returned in their original condition (packaging, accessories, etc.) and under the following shipping conditions.

The Customer must first contact customer service by email in order to obtain a return number to note on the "Return slip" form attached to the order as well as any details relating to shipping. No package will be accepted without a return number. This number must be written legibly in the marker on the package. The Product must be returned to the following address:

68 Rue Saint-Denis
75001 Paris

10. Statutory warranties 


The Products sold by MAISON SATO are subject to the conditions of statutory warranties provided by Articles L.217-4 to L.217-14 of the Consumer Code as well as by Articles 1641 through 1648 of the Civil Code, to the exclusion of any other warranties.

MAISON SATO shall refuse any complaint for Products that have been used contrary to their intended use.

Any complaint regarding the Products in their current form and without relation to the delivery must be submitted by email to followed by a written confirmation sent by registered letter with acknowledgement of receipt to the Customer service at the following address:

68 Rue Saint-Denis
75001 Paris


10.1  Statutory warranty of conformity


MAISON SATO shall deliver to the Customer a Product that complies with the contract and which is exempt from conformity defects at the time of the delivery of said Product, to the extent that the Product shall be fit for the use normally expected of similar goods and that it shall have the characteristics featured during the sale. MAISON SATO is also liable for conformity defects resulting from the packaging, assembly or installation instructions provided such liability as agreed by contract or such processes where made under its responsibility.


10.2  Statutory warranty against hidden defects


MAISON SATO shall ship to the Customer a Product free of hidden defects that would make it unfit for the use for which it was intended, or that substantially decreases this use, that he/she/it would not have acquired it or would have paid a lower price if he/she/it had been aware of them.


These guarantees shall apply provided that the Customer makes the request in a period of 24 months following the delivery of the Product (for the statutory warranty of conformity) or the discovery of the defect (for the statutory warranty of hidden defects).


Conformity defects that appear within a period of 24 months from delivery are presumed to exist at the time of delivery, unless proven otherwise.


In the event of an actual non-conformity on a Product sold by MAISON SATO, the Customer may choose between the Product being repaired or replaced unless one of these choices are commercially unreasonable for MAISON SATO. If the repair or the replacement of the Product is impossible, the Customer may be reimbursed and shall return the Product or keep the Product and have a part of the price reimbursed to him/her/it, unless the conformity defect is minor.


In the event of an actual hidden defect on a Product sold by MAISON SATO, the Customer shall have the choice of returning the Product and having the price and costs incurred by the sale returned or keeping the Product and having a part of the price returned to him/her/it.

In any event, it shall be up to the Customer to prove that he/she/it fulfils the conditions of the guarantee properly.


The return, replacement or reimbursement of the Product shall occur without costs for the Customer and shall not prevent the potential damages where applicable.


In the case of lack of conformity and/or hidden defects admitted by MAISON SATO, should the Customer choose to return the Product, he/she/it shall ship it to the following address:

68 Rue Saint-Denis
75001 Paris

The Customer must obtain beforehand a return number as well as any precision relating to shipping from the Customer Service to be contacted by email at No parcel shall be accepted without a return number. This number must be written legibly with a marker pen on the parcel.


11. Limitation of liability

In no event may MAISON SATO be held liable for any damage which does not result from a failure by MAISON SATO to honour one of its obligations.


12. Personal data

When the Customer registers on MAISON SATO collects personal information (personal data, email address, gender, etc.) via the registration form in order to offer him/her/it accessible services in the reserved access areas of MAISON SATO. The filling in of personal information concerning him/her/it is essential for the processing and delivery of his/her/its orders.

The order process on the proposes the creation of a Customer account in which his/her/its information is stored and protected by a password chosen by the Customer. 

These informations are strictly confidential and intended for MAISON SATO exclusively. They shall be processed in strict compliance with the provisions of Data Protection Act No. 78-17 of 6 January 1978 and the regulation (EU) 2016/679, general regulation on data protection.

In this respect MAISON SATO notably undertakes to: (i) guarantee the confidentiality of data of a personal nature processed in the framework hereof by implementing the appropriate security measures in its field of activity, (ii) ensure that the persons authorised to process the data of a personal nature in virtue hereof undertake to respect the confidentiality or are subject to an appropriate legal obligation of confidentiality and receive the necessary training regarding protection of data of a personal nature, and (iii) that its potential subcontractors respect the legal obligations on behalf of and according to the instructions of MAISON SATO.

The Customer shall at all times have a right of access, amendment, rectification and deletion of his/her/its data. To exercise this right, he/she/it may present a request to MAISON SATO by email to or by letter to the following address:

68 Rue Saint-Denis
75001 Paris

Subject to validation by an “opt-in” of the Customer, personal information (personal data, e-mail address, gender, etc.…) can also be used by MAISON SATO and/or its partners for marketing purposes like the sending of newsletters or requests.

The Website uses cookies in order to best satisfy and customise the Customer’s requirements. The purpose of the cookie is to indicate that you have visited the Website.

13. Intellectual property

All documents, information, texts, graphs, images, photographs or any other content published on are the exclusive property of MAISON SATO. Consequently they may not be reproduced, exploited or used for any purpose whatsoever, without the express authorisation of the publication manager.


MAISON SATO is the owner of all the intellectual property (with the exception of authors’ moral rights) pertaining to Products and distinctive trademarks and signs under which the Products are marketed.


The Customer acknowledges without reservations the intellectual property rights of MAISON SATO and undertakes not to infringe them in any manner howsoever. More specifically, the Customer expressly undertakes not to manufacture, sell, provide a license or market in any manner howsoever, directly or through a third party, for its benefit or the benefit of a third party, the Products, imitations or reproductions of the Products or the intellectual property rights pertaining to the Products and trademarks belonging to MAISON SATO.


14. Force majeure


“Force majeure” means all external unforeseeable and unavoidable circumstances, beyond the reasonable control of the party which is suffering a force majeure case.


In the situation where MAISON SATO is prevented or delayed by a force majeure case in honouring its commitments, MAISON SATO undertakes to inform the Customer within 72 hours by specifying the exact elements constituting the force majeure, the reasonably foreseeable period of delay or prevention. MAISON SATO shall then be exempt from the liability in connection with the non-performance or delay in performance of its obligations but undertakes to use its best efforts to resume full performance without further delay. In such a case of force majeure, MAISON SATO may exercise its discretionary right to terminate the order or any part thereof, without being held liable, except however that MAISON SATO shall be responsible to reimburse the Customer for any amounts already paid. In no event shall the Customer invoke a case of force majeure to release himself/herself/itself even temporarily from an obligation to pay a sum of money.


15. Governing law – Disputes


These GTS shall be governed and interpreted in accordance with French law. The language of this contract is French.


In the event of a dispute the French courts shall have sole jurisdiction. However, in accordance with Regulation CE 593/2008 of the 17 June 2008, these GTS do not prevent the application of a more favourable mandatory non-waivable provisions to the Customer, and as may applicable based on the Customer’s normal place of residence.


In the event of a dispute arising in connection with the performance and/or the interpretation of these GTS, the Customer may submit such dispute to a contractually-agreed mediation procedure or any other alternative dispute resolution procedure. Pursuant to Ordinance No. 2015-1033 of 20 August 2015 and to the application decree No. 2015-1382 of 30 October 2015, any consumer dispute or litigation, subject to Article L.612-2 of the Consumer Code, may be the subject of an amicable settlement by mediation through the CMAP – Paris Centre of Mediation and Arbitration. In order to bring a complaint before the mediator, the Customer may (i) fill in the form on the CMAP website, tab “you are: a consumer”, (ii) send his/her/its request by first class mail or registered letter to: CMAP  – Médiation Consommation, 39 avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt, 75008 PARIS, or (iii) send an e-mail to Irrespective of the means used to contact CMAP, the Customer’s request must contain the following elements in order to be processed rapidly: his/her/its postal address, e-mail address and telephone number, as well as the full name and address of MAISON SATO, a clear statement of the facts, and proof of previous steps taken with MAISON SATO.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the case of a dispute, in accordance with Regulation No. 1215/2012 of 12 December 2012:

– The Customer may bring the matter before the competent court of his/her/its domicile or the French courts,

– MAISON SATO may bring the matter before the court of the Customer’s domicile.

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