Terms and Conditions
Article 1 – Definitions
- Stichting De Levende Steen Ministries, established in Spijkenisse, Chamber of Commerce number 41133624, is referred to as seller in these general terms and conditions.
- The other party of the seller is referred to as the buyer in these general terms and conditions.
- Parties are seller and buyer together.
- The agreement means the purchase agreement between the parties.
Article 2 – Applicability of general terms and conditions
- These terms and conditions apply to all quotations, offers, agreements and deliveries of services or goods by or on behalf of the seller.
- It is only possible to deviate from these terms and conditions if this has been expressly agreed in writing by the parties.
Article 3 – Payment
- The full purchase price is always paid immediately in the webshop. In some cases, a deposit is expected for reservations.
In that case, the buyer will receive proof of the reservation and the prepayment.
- If the buyer does not pay on time, he is in default. If the buyer remains in default, the seller is entitled to suspend its obligations until the buyer has fulfilled its payment obligation.
- If the buyer remains in default, the seller will proceed to collection. The costs related to such collection shall be borne by the buyer. These collection costs are calculated on the basis of the Decree on compensation for extrajudicial collection costs.
- In the event of liquidation, bankruptcy, attachment or suspension of payment of the buyer, the seller's claims against the buyer are immediately due and payable.
- If the buyer refuses to cooperate with the execution of the order by the seller, he is still obliged to pay the agreed price to the seller.
Article 4 – Offers, quotations and price
- Offers are without obligation, unless a term of acceptance is stated in the offer. If the offer is not accepted within that period, the offer will lapse.
- Delivery times in quotations are indicative and, if they are exceeded, do not entitle the buyer to dissolution or compensation, unless the parties have expressly agreed otherwise in writing.
- Offers and quotations do not automatically apply to repeat orders. The parties must agree this expressly and in writing.
- The price stated on offers, quotations and invoices consists of the purchase price including the VAT due and any other government levies.
Article 5 – Right of withdrawal
- The consumer is entitled to dissolve the agreement within 30 days after receipt of the order without giving reasons. The period starts to run from the moment the entire order has been received by the consumer.
- There is no right of withdrawal if the products are custom-made according to its specifications or have a short shelf life.
- The consumer can use a withdrawal form from the seller. The seller is obliged to make this available to the buyer immediately after the buyer's request.
- During the cooling-off period, the consumer will treat the product and the packaging with care. He will only unpack or use the product to the extent necessary to assess whether he wishes to keep the product. If he makes use of his right of withdrawal, he will return the unused and undamaged product with all accessories supplied and - if reasonably possible - in the original shipping packaging to the seller, in accordance with the reasonable and clear instructions provided by the entrepreneur.
Article 6 – Amendment of the agreement
- If during the execution of the agreement it appears that it is necessary for the proper execution of the assignment to change or supplement the work to be performed, the parties will adjust the agreement accordingly in a timely manner and in mutual consultation.
- If the parties change or supplement the agreement in time and in mutual consultation, the time of completion of the performance may be influenced by this. The seller will inform the buyer of this as soon as possible.
- If the change or addition to the agreement has financial and/or qualitative consequences, the seller will inform the buyer about this in writing in advance.
- If the parties have agreed on a fixed price, the seller will indicate to what extent the amendment or supplement to the agreement will result in an exceeding of this price.
- Contrary to the provisions of the third paragraph of this article, the seller cannot charge additional costs if the change or addition is the result of circumstances that can be attributed to him.
Article 7 – Delivery and risk transfer
- As soon as the purchased item has been received by the buyer, the risk passes from the seller to the buyer.
Article 8 – Research and Complaints
- The buyer is obliged to inspect or have inspected the delivered goods at the time of delivery, but in any case within the shortest possible term. In doing so, the buyer should examine whether the quality and quantity of the delivered goods correspond to what the parties have agreed, or at least that the quality and quantity meet the requirements that apply to them in normal (trade) traffic.
- Complaints regarding damage, shortages or loss of delivered goods must be submitted to the seller in writing within 10 working days after the day of delivery of the goods.
- If the complaint is declared well-founded within the set period, the seller has the right to either repair or redeliver, or to refrain from delivery and to send the buyer a credit note for that part of the purchase price.
- Minor and/or standard deviations in the sector and differences in quality, quantity, size or finish cannot be invoked against the seller.
- Complaints with regard to a certain product do not affect other products or parts belonging to the same agreement.
- Complaints will no longer be accepted after the goods have been processed at the buyer's.
Article 9 – Samples and Models
- If a sample or model has been shown or provided to the buyer, it is presumed to have been provided only as an indication, without the good to be delivered needing to correspond to it. This is different if the parties have expressly agreed that the item to be delivered will correspond to it.
- In the case of agreements relating to immovable property, the indication of the surface area or other dimensions and indications is also presumed to be intended only as an indication, without the item to be delivered needing to correspond thereto.
Article 10 – Delivery
- Delivery takes place 'ex factory/shop/warehouse'. This means that all costs are for the buyer.
- The buyer is obliged to take delivery of the goods at the moment that the seller delivers them or has them delivered to him, or at the moment that these goods are made available to him in accordance with the agreement.
- If the buyer refuses to take delivery or is negligent in providing information or instructions
- necessary for the delivery, the seller is entitled to store the item at the expense and risk of the buyer.
- If the goods are delivered, the seller is entitled to charge any delivery costs.
- If the seller requires information from the buyer for the performance of the agreement, the delivery period will commence after the buyer has made this information available to the seller.
- A delivery term specified by the seller is indicative. This is never a deadline. If the term is exceeded, the buyer must give the seller written notice of default.
- The seller is entitled to deliver the goods in parts, unless the parties have agreed otherwise in writing or the partial delivery has no independent value. In case of delivery in parts, the seller is entitled to invoice these parts separately.
Article 11 – Force majeure
- If the seller cannot, not timely or not properly fulfill his obligations under the agreement due to force majeure, then he is not liable for damage suffered by the buyer.
- Force majeure is in any case understood by the parties as any circumstance that the seller could not take into account at the time of entering into the agreement, as a result of which the normal performance of the agreement cannot reasonably be expected by the buyer, such as illness, war or danger of war, civil war and riots, acts of war, sabotage, terrorism, power failures, floods, earthquakes, fires, industrial occupations, strikes, exclusion of workers, changed government measures, transport difficulties, and other disruptions in the seller's business.
- Furthermore, the parties understand force majeure as the circumstance that supply companies on which the seller depends for the execution of the agreement do not meet the contractual obligations towards the seller, unless the seller can be blamed for this.
- If a situation as referred to above occurs as a result of which the seller cannot fulfill its obligations towards the buyer, those obligations will be suspended as long as the seller cannot fulfill its obligations. If the situation referred to in the previous sentence has lasted 30 calendar days, the parties have the right to dissolve the agreement in whole or in part in writing.
- If the force majeure continues for more than three months, the buyer has the right to dissolve the agreement with immediate effect. Dissolution is only possible by registered letter.
Article 12 – Transfer of rights
- Rights of a party under this agreement cannot be transferred without the prior written consent of the other party.
Article 13 – Retention of title and right of retention
- The goods present at the seller's and delivered goods and parts remain the property of the seller until the buyer has paid the entire agreed price. Until that time, the seller can invoke his retention of title and take back the goods.
- If the agreed amounts to be paid in advance are not paid or are not paid on time, the seller has the right to suspend the work until the agreed part has been paid. In that case, there is creditor default. In that case, a late delivery cannot be invoked against the seller.
- The seller is not authorized to pledge or encumber in any other way the goods subject to retention of title.
- The seller undertakes to insure the goods delivered to the buyer under retention of title and to keep them insured against fire, explosion and water damage as well as against theft and to provide the policy for inspection on first request.
- If goods have not yet been delivered but the agreed advance payment or price has not been paid in accordance with the agreement, the seller has the right of retention. In that case, the item will not be delivered until the buyer has paid in full and in accordance with the agreement.
- In the event of liquidation, insolvency or suspension of payment of the buyer, the obligations of the buyer are immediately due and payable.
Article 15 – Complaint obligation
- The buyer is obliged to immediately report complaints about the work performed to the seller. The complaint contains a description of the shortcoming that is as detailed as possible, so that the seller is able to respond adequately.
- If a complaint is well-founded, the seller is obliged to repair the good and possibly replace it.
Article 16 – Warranties
- If guarantees are included in the agreement, the following applies. The seller guarantees that the item sold conforms to the agreement, that it will function without defects and that it is suitable for the use that the buyer intends to make of it. This warranty applies for a period of two calendar years after receipt of the sold by the buyer.
- The guarantee referred to is intended to achieve such a distribution of risk between the seller and the buyer that the consequences of a breach of a guarantee are always entirely for the account and risk of the seller and that the seller can never assume a breach of a guarantee. invoke Section 6:75 of the Dutch Civil Code. The provisions of the previous sentence also apply if the buyer was aware of the infringement and could have been unaware of it by conducting an investigation.
Article 17 – Intellectual Property
- Stichting De Levende Steen Ministries retains all intellectual property rights (including copyright, patent law, trademark law, drawing and model law, etc.) on all products, designs, drawings, writings, carriers with data or other information, quotations, images, sketches, models , models, etc., unless the parties have agreed otherwise in writing.
- The customer may not copy or have copied, show to third parties and/or make available or use in any other way the aforementioned intellectual property rights without the prior written permission of Stichting De Levende Steen Ministries.
Article 18 – Change of general terms and conditions
- Stichting De Levende Steen Ministries is entitled to amend or supplement these general terms and conditions.
- Changes of minor importance can be made at any time.
- De Levende Steen Ministries Foundation will discuss major substantive changes with the customer in advance as much as possible.
- Consumers are entitled to cancel the agreement in the event of a substantial change to the general terms and conditions.
Article 19 – Applicable law and competent court
- Dutch law is exclusively applicable to every agreement between the parties.
- The Dutch court in the district where Stichting De Levende Steen Ministries is located has exclusive jurisdiction to take cognizance of any disputes between the parties, unless the law prescribes otherwise.
- The applicability of the Vienna Sales Convention is excluded.
- If one or more provisions of these general terms and conditions are regarded as unreasonably onerous in legal proceedings, the other provisions will remain in full force.
Article 20 – Attribution
- These general terms and conditions are applicable since August 26