General sales terms and conditions


The present general terms and conditions, revisable at any time, apply to all sales of products and service benefits in metropolitan carry only their stated values and terms. Each order implies complete adhesion, without reservation, of the buyer to the general sales terms and conditions.

The prices billed to the client are the current prices on the day the order is placed, and deductions made payable according to any discount, rebate or return applicable to the order. Rates can be changed at any time without notice, and without involving the client. The prices set by the editor are listed in Euros including VAT and do not include shipping costs.

We retain complete ownership of our products until payment is made in full for the price of the product(s) and any accompanying accessories or fees. All of our merchandise ships at the risk and peril of the recipient, who must safeguard his own shipping rights, whatever they may be, and accept all responsibility for usage at the moment of reception. Completed orders are delivered as soon as possible. All stipulated delivery dates are not necessarily exact; they are estimated delivery dates. Delivery delays do not give the customer rights to damages, compensation, deductions, cancelation of orders in transit, or refusal of merchandise. We are not to be held responsible for damages, direct or indirect, to the shipment by a third party resulting from delay, loss, deterioration, or any error in the execution of an order for any reason. In the event of a lack of stock of any ordered item, the whole order will be sent in separate shipments as items become available.

The photographs presenting publications do not enter into the contractual agreement; they are not included in our liabilty. Our works are produced in strict accordance with French law. Our liability will not be engaged in a case of violation of the law in any country to which our products are delivered, notably outside the European Union.

We will not be held responsible for non-performance of contract in the case of a lack of stock, a non-distributable or non-shippable product, major incident, an upheaval or disturbance, partial or total strike notably of the postal service, transportation industries and/or communication industries, flood, or fire.

You have a period of 7 total days from receipt of delivery to return the products with which you are not satisfied, provided they are in perfect condition, or which are defective or not the products you ordered. We will then reimburse you the full purchase price of the item(s) or send replacement products; the shipping and handing costs to return the items to us will be your responsibility. If the products prove defective upon their receipt or are not the products you ordered, the shipping and handling costs to return them will be reimbursed to you upon presentation of documentary evidence must be submitted, at risk of loss, by registered letter within 15 days from the receipt of the delivery or the invoice in question. After this period, the delivered products will be considered as having conformed to the desired order in quality and quantity. In case of non-receipt of order by the customer, this delay is extended to 1 month from the date of the order's placement. For subscription, this delay is extended to 6 mmonths from the date of publication of the missing issue.

Potential returns may be carried out, accompanied by the invoice/bill at:
Presses de Sciences Po – 28 rue Saint Guillaume – 75007 Paris – France

In accordance with the Law of Information Technologies and Personal Information of January 6, 1978, you have a right of access, correction, and removal of personal information about yourself. You can exercise this right by writing to the address listed above.

The texts, commentaries, products, illustrations and images reproduced in the catalog are protected by copyright throughout the entire world. Unless by written authorization by les Presses de Sciences Po in advance, any reproduction of content whether full or partial constitutes plagiarism subject to the Intellectual Property Code (le Code de la propriété intellectuelle).

This contract is subject to French law. In case of litigation, the French tribunals will be the only authorities.