our terms and conditions of use

Thecigar.com (represented by Akama International SA) takes your privacy seriously and is committed to protecting the personal information that you provide to us. You must be 18 years of age or older.

All prices are net prices. There are no hidden packing or handling charges. Only shipping charges apply (see shipping charges). The ordered items are shipped upon receipt of your payment. Local customs taxes may apply in some countries.

EVERY BOX IS OPENED AND CHECKED BEFORE SHIPPING. Boxes are hermetically sealed to preserve the cigars' humidity during transit (do not keep hermetically sealed on receipt ).

Shipping charges
All cigars are shipped in neutral boxes with no label. Shipping charges are flat rates from the Swiss post. The shipping is free for all order above CHF 300.-. WE DO NOT SHIP CUBAN CIGARS TO THE UNITED STATES. We do not ship tobacco to France, to French overseas territories and Belgium.

There is no minimum order.

Delivery time
Items are shipped within 48 hours (for items in stock) on receipt of payment.

Our prices include taxes. The items can be paid beforehand by bank transfer or by cash on delivery (additional fees: CHF 18.- for Switzerland only). We accept following credit cards : Mastercard and Visa (SaferPay secured system from Telekurs cards solution) as well the Postcard. If our cigars do not meet your requirements, you must contact us in order to get a return authorization and a return code before returning the items (shipping charges are at your expense). The prices displayed on this site and the terms of the present contract are subject to change without prior notice.

Customer's responsibility
Responsibility for the items is transfered to the customer after the delivery slip has been signed, even if delivery took place in a different place than the usual delivery place. Customs taxes may apply in some countries. The customer assumes all responsibilities for payments of duties and taxes.

Export Control
You agree to comply with all export control laws. You warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident or any country to which the export of the products is prohibited by applicable export control laws. We do not sell Cuban cigars to US residents.

Delay in withdrawal/pre-payment
In case the customer does not withdraw/accept the goods within 30 days, Thecigar.com. reserves the right to terminate the contract and to claim damages for failure on the customer's part to respect the contract. Thecigar.com has the right to chose between the reimbursement of 25% of the amount of the invoice or the real amount of the damage undergone. This provision shall not apply in cases where neither the customer nor Thecigar.com's responsibility is involved (ex.: if goods get lost by postal services).

Return policy
Goods that were delivered by mistake or in excedent must be returned within 7 days. Goods must be returned undamaged, in their original packaging and by unit of packaging. The buyer bears the shipping costs.

Other cases
In all other cases, the Swiss Code of Obligations shall apply.

Applicable law
The customer has been informed that the jurisdiction ("FOR juridique") of Eysins shall apply.