Alternative Resolution of Consumer Disputes
The European Union has created a website to support consumers to submit their complaints about any dispute in which they are involved. In this context, Algoromakes available all the information so that you can exercise your right of complaint with an official entity, third and impartial to the process, (“dispute resolution entity”) that will help you to resolve the dispute in question.
So, if you were dissatisfied with the purchase of a good or service on our website, or with the solution we presented to resolve the situation, you can access this official website https://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/main /index.cfm?event=main.home2.show&lng=PT and expose your dispute.
What is alternative dispute resolution?
Alternative dispute resolution is the possibility that all consumers have at their disposal to appeal and official entities that help them in the resolution, or guidance of any conflict, before opening litigious processes in the Courts.
As a general rule, the procedure is as follows: the client asks an impartial third party to act as an intermediary between you and the trader who is the target of your complaint. The intermediary can suggest a solution to your complaint, impose a solution on both parties or bring the parties together to find a solution.
You may know the concept of alternative dispute resolution by another name: ‘mediation’, ‘conciliation’, ‘arbitration’ or ‘committee responsible for consumer disputes’.
Alternative dispute resolution is, as a rule, less expensive, less formal and faster than the judicial process.
Algoroprovides the websites of some of these entities that can help you to present your arguments:
Suggestions of Alternative Dispute Resolution Entities
CNIACC – National Consumer Conflict Information and Arbitration Center
Lisbon Consumer Conflict Arbitration Center
Consumer Conflict Arbitration Center of Vale do Ave/ Arbitral Tribunal
CIAB – Consumer Information, Mediation and Arbitration Center (Consumer Arbitral Tribunal)
CIMPAS – Insurance Information, Mediation and Ombudsman Center