Terms of service
Article 1 - Definitions
In these conditions the following terms have the following meanings:
Reflection period: the period within which the consumer can exercise their right of withdrawal;
Consumer: the natural person who does not act in the exercise of a profession or business and who enters into a distance contract with the entrepreneur;
Day: calendar day;
Duration transaction: a distance contract with regard to a series of products and/or services, the delivery and/or purchase obligation of which is spread over time;
Durable data carrier: any means that enables the consumer or entrepreneur to store information that is addressed to them personally in a way that allows future consultation and unaltered reproduction of the stored information.
Right of withdrawal: the possibility for the consumer to withdraw from the distance contract within the cooling-off period;
Entrepreneur: the natural or legal person who offers products and/or services to consumers at a distance;
Remote agreement: an agreement whereby, within the framework of a system for the distance selling of products and / or services organized by the entrepreneur, up to and including the conclusion of the agreement, only one or more techniques for distance communication are used;
Technology for remote communication: means that can be used for the conclusion of an agreement, without the consumer and entrepreneur coming together in the same room at the same time.
Terms and Conditions:the present General Terms and Conditions of the entrepreneur.
Article 2 - Identity of the entrepreneur
Pettadore (part of Achievd B.V.)
Rijshoutstraat 4, 3361EV Sliedrecht
Email address: email@example.com
Phone number: +31 (0)6 42 29 20 65
Chamber of Commerce number: 76645207
VAT identification number: NL860721504B01
Article 3 - Applicability
These general terms and conditions apply to every offer from the entrepreneur and to every distance contract and orders between entrepreneur and consumer.
Before the distance contract is concluded, the text of these general terms and conditions will be made available to the consumer. If this is not reasonably possible, before the distance contract is concluded, it will be indicated that the general terms and conditions can be viewed by the entrepreneur and they will be sent free of charge at the request of the consumer.
If the distance contract is concluded electronically, in derogation from the previous paragraph and before the distance contract is concluded, the text of these general terms and conditions can be made available to the consumer electronically in such a way that the consumer can can be easily stored on a durable medium. If this is not reasonably possible, before the distance contract is concluded, it will be indicated where the general terms and conditions can be consulted electronically and that they will be sent free of charge electronically or otherwise at the request of the consumer.
In the event that specific product or service conditions apply in addition to these general terms and conditions, the second and third paragraphs apply mutatis mutandis and the consumer can always invoke the applicable provision that is most favorable to them in the event of conflicting general terms and conditions.
If one or more provisions in these general terms and conditions are at any time wholly or partially void or are ified, the agreement and these terms and conditions will continue to apply and the provision in question will immediately be replaced in mutual consultation by a provision that of the original as close as possible.
Situations not covered by these terms and conditions should be assessed "in the spirit" of these terms and conditions.
Uncertainties about the explanation or content of one or more provisions of our terms and conditions should be explained "in the spirit" of these terms and conditions.
Article 4 - The offer
If an offer has a limited period of validity or is made subject to conditions, this will be explicitly stated in the offer.
The offer is without obligation. The entrepreneur is entitled to change and adjust the offer.
The offer contains a complete and accurate description of the products and/or services offered. The description is sufficiently detailed to allow a proper assessment of the offer by the consumer. If the entrepreneur uses images, these are a true representation of the products and/or services offered. Obvious mistakes or obvious errors in the offer do not bind the entrepreneur.
All images, specifications and data in the offer are indicative and cannot lead to compensation or dissolution of the agreement.
Pictures with products are a true representation of the products offered. The entrepreneur cannot guarantee that the colors shown exactly match the real colors of the products.
Each offer contains such information that it is clear to the consumer what rights and obligations are attached to the acceptance of the offer. This concerns in particular:
the price includes taxes;
any shipping costs;
the way in which the agreement will be concluded and which actions are required for this;
whether or not to apply the right of withdrawal;
the method of payment, delivery and implementation of the agreement;
the period for accepting the offer, or the period within which the entrepreneur guarantees the price;
the level of the rate for distance communication if the costs of using the technique for distance communication are calculated on a basis other than the regular basic rate for the means of communication used;
whether the contract is filed after it has been concluded, and if so, how it can be consulted by the consumer;
the way in which the consumer, before concluding the contract, can check the data provided by him under the contract and repair it if desired;
any other languages in which, in addition to Dutch, the contract can be concluded;
the codes of conduct to which the entrepreneur is subject and the way in which the consumer can consult these codes of conduct electronically; and
the minimum duration of the distance contract in the event of an extended transaction.
Optional: available sizes, colors, type of materials.
Article 5 - The agreement
The agreement is concluded, subject to the provisions of paragraph 4, at the moment the consumer accepts the offer and meets the corresponding conditions.
If the consumer has accepted the offer electronically, the entrepreneur will immediately electronically confirm receipt of the acceptance of the offer. As long as the receipt of this acceptance has not been confirmed by the entrepreneur, the consumer can dissolve the agreement.
If the agreement is concluded electronically, the entrepreneur will take appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect the electronic transfer of data and he will ensure a safe web environment. If the consumer can pay electronically, the entrepreneur will observe appropriate security measures.
The entrepreneur can - within legal frameworks - inform whether the consumer can meet his payment obligations, as well as all those facts and factors that are important for a responsible conclusion of the distance contract. If, based on this investigation, the entrepreneur has good reasons not to enter into the agreement, he is entitled to refuse an order or request, stating reasons, or to attach special conditions to the execution.
The entrepreneur will send the following information with the product or service to the consumer, in writing or in such a way that it can be stored by the consumer in an accessible manner on a durable medium:
- the visiting address of the establishment of the entrepreneur where the consumer can go with complaints;
- the conditions under which and the manner in which the consumer can exercise the right of withdrawal, or a clear statement regarding the exclusion of the right of withdrawal;
- information about guarantees and existing after-sales service;
- the information included in article 4 paragraph 3 of these conditions, unless the entrepreneur has already provided this information to the consumer before the execution of the agreement;
- the requirements for terminating the agreement if the agreement has a duration of more than one year or is indefinite.
In the event of an extended transaction, the provision in the previous paragraph only applies to the first delivery.
Each agreement is entered into under the suspensive conditions of sufficient availability of the products in question.
Article 6 - Right of withdrawal
When purchasing products, the consumer has the option to dissolve the contract without giving any reason during 30 days. This reflection period commences on the day after receipt of the product by the consumer or a representative designated in advance by the consumer and announced to the entrepreneur.
During the reflection period, the consumer will handle the product and packaging with care. They will only unpack or use the product to the extent necessary to assess whether they wish to keep the product. If they makes use of his right of withdrawal, they will return the product with all accessories and - if reasonably possible - in the original condition and packaging to the entrepreneur, in accordance with the reasonable and clear instructions provided by the entrepreneur.
If the consumer wishes to exercise his right of withdrawal, they are obliged to do so within 14 days after receipt of the product, to make the withdrawal known to the entrepreneur. The consumer must make this known by means of a written message/email. After the consumer has made known that they want to make use of their right of withdrawal, the customer must return the product within 14 days. The consumer must prove that the delivered goods have been returned on time, for example by means of a proof of shipment.
If the customer has not made known that they wish to make use of their right of withdrawal, respectively, after the periods referred to in paragraphs 2 and 3 have expired. The product has not been returned to the entrepreneur, the purchase is a fact.
Article 7 - Costs in case of withdrawal
If the consumer makes use of their right of withdrawal, the costs of returning the products are for the account of the consumer.
If the consumer has paid an amount, the entrepreneur will refund this amount as soon as possible, but no later than 14 days after cancellation. This is subject to the condition that the product has already been received back by the merchant or conclusive proof of complete return can be submitted.
Article 8 - Exclusion of right of withdrawal
The entrepreneur can exclude the right of withdrawal of the consumer for products as described in paragraphs 2 and 3. The exclusion of the right of withdrawal only applies if the entrepreneur has clearly stated this in the offer, at least in time for the conclusion of the agreement.
Exclusion of the right of withdrawal is only possible for products:
- that have been created by the entrepreneur in accordance with the consumer's specifications;
- which are clearly personal in nature;
- which by their nature cannot be returned;
- that can spoil or age quickly;
- the price of which is subject to fluctuations in the financial market over which the entrepreneur has no influence;
- for individual newspapers and magazines;
- for audio and video recordings and computer software of which the consumer has broken the seal.
- for hygienic products of which the consumer has broken the seal.
Exclusion of the right of withdrawal is only possible for services:
- concerning accommodation, transport, restaurant business or leisure activities to be performed on a specific date or during a specific period;
- whose delivery has begun with the express consent of the consumer before the reflection period has expired;
- concerning bets and lotteries.
Article 9 - The price
During the period of validity stated in the offer, the prices of the products and/or services offered will not be increased, except for price changes as a result of changes in VAT rates.
Contrary to the previous paragraph, the entrepreneur can offer products or services whose prices are subject to fluctuations in the financial market and over which the entrepreneur has no influence, with variable prices. This link to fluctuations and the fact that any stated prices are target prices are stated in the offer.
Price increases within 3 months after the conclusion of the agreement are only permitted if they are the result of statutory regulations or provisions.
Price increases from 3 months after the conclusion of the agreement are only permitted if the entrepreneur has stipulated this and:
- these are the result of statutory regulations or provisions; or
- the consumer is authorized to terminate the agreement with effect from the day on which the price increase takes effect.
The prices stated in the offer of products or services include VAT.
All prices are subject to printing and typographical errors. No liability is accepted for the consequences of printing and typesetting errors. In the event of printing and typesetting errors, the entrepreneur is not obliged to deliver the product at the incorrect price.
Article 10 - Compliance and Warranty
The entrepreneur guarantees that the products and/or services comply with the agreement, the specifications stated in the offer, the reasonable requirements of reliability and/or usability and the legal provisions existing on the date of the conclusion of the agreement and/or government regulations. If agreed, the entrepreneur also guarantees that the product is suitable for other than normal use.
A guarantee provided by the entrepreneur, manufacturer or importer does not affect the legal rights and claims that the consumer can assert against the entrepreneur under the agreement.
Any defects or incorrectly delivered products must be reported in writing to the entrepreneur within 14 days of delivery. Return of the products must be in the original packaging and in new condition.
The warranty period of the entrepreneur corresponds to the factory warranty period. However, the entrepreneur is never responsible for the ultimate suitability of the products for each individual application by the consumer, nor for any advice regarding the use or application of the products.
The warranty does not apply if:
The consumer has repaired and/or processed the delivered products or has them repaired and/or processed by third parties;
The delivered products have been exposed to abnormal circumstances or are otherwise carelessly handled or are contrary to the instructions of the entrepreneur and/or have been treated on the packaging;
The defect is wholly or partly the result of regulations that the government has made or will make regarding the nature or quality of the materials used.
Article 11 - Delivery and implementation
The entrepreneur will take the greatest possible care when receiving and implementing orders for products.
The place of delivery is the address that the consumer has made known to the company.
With due observance of what is stated in article 4 of these general terms and conditions, the company will execute accepted orders expeditiously, but at the latest within 30 days, unless the consumer has agreed to a longer delivery period. If delivery is delayed, or if an order cannot or only partially be executed, the consumer will be notified of this no later than 30 days after placing the order. In that case, the consumer has the right to dissolve the contract without costs and the right to any compensation.
In case of dissolution in accordance with the previous paragraph, the entrepreneur will refund the amount that the consumer has paid as soon as possible, but no later than 14 days after dissolution.
If delivery of an ordered product proves to be impossible, the entrepreneur will endeavor to make a replacement article available. At the latest upon delivery, it will be stated in a clear and comprehensible manner that a replacement item is being delivered. For replacement items, right of withdrawal can not be excluded. The costs of a possible return shipment are for the account of the entrepreneur.
The risk of damage and/or loss of products rests with the entrepreneur until the moment of delivery to the consumer or a pre-designated and representative announced to the entrepreneur, unless expressly agreed otherwise.
Article 12 - Duration transactions: duration, cancellation and extension
The consumer can terminate an agreement that has been concluded for an indefinite period and which extends to the regular delivery of products (including electricity) or services, with due observance of the agreed cancellation rules and a notice period of no more than one month.
The consumer can terminate a contract that has been concluded for a definite period and that extends to the regular delivery of products (including electricity) or services, at any time towards the end of the fixed term, with due observance of the agreed cancellation rules and a notice period of at least top one month.
The consumer can:
cancel at any time and not be limited to cancellation at a specific time or in a specific period;
at least cancel in the same way as they have been entered into by him;
always cancel with the same notice period as the entrepreneur has stipulated for himself.
A contract that has been concluded for a definite period and that extends to the regular delivery of products (including electricity) or services may not be automatically extended or renewed for a fixed period.
Contrary to the previous paragraph, a contract that has been entered into for a definite period and that extends to the regular delivery of daily news and weekly newspapers and magazines may be tacitly renewed for a limited period of up to three months, if the consumer has this extended contract for a can terminate the extension with a notice period of up to one month.
A contract that has been concluded for a definite period and that extends to the regular delivery of products or services may only be extended tacitly for an indefinite period if the consumer can cancel at any time with a notice period of no more than one month and a notice period of no more than one month. Three months in case the agreement extends to the regular, but less than once a month, delivery of daily, news and weekly newspapers and magazines.
An agreement with a limited duration to the regular delivery of daily, news and weekly newspapers and magazines (trial or introductory subscription) is not tacitly continued and ends automatically after the trial or introductory period.
If an agreement has a duration of more than one year, the consumer may cancel the agreement at any time with a notice period of up to one month, unless reasonableness and fairness oppose cancellation before the end of the agreed duration.
Article 13 - Payment
Unless otherwise agreed, the amounts owed by the consumer must be paid within 7 working days after the start of the cooling-off period as referred to in Article 6, paragraph 1. In the event of an agreement to provide a service, this period commences after the consumer has received the confirmation of the agreement.
The consumer has the obligation to report inaccuracies in payment details provided or stated to the entrepreneur without delay.
In the event of default by the consumer, the entrepreneur has the right, subject to legal restrictions, to charge the reasonable costs made known to the consumer in advance.
Article 14 - Complaints procedure
Complaints about the performance of the agreement must be submitted fully and clearly described to the entrepreneur within 7 days, after the consumer has discovered the defects.
Complaints submitted to the entrepreneur will be answered within a period of 14 days from the date of receipt. If a complaint requires a foreseeable longer processing time, the entrepreneur will reply within the period of 14 days with a notice of receipt and an indication when the consumer can expect a more detailed answer.
If the complaint cannot be resolved by mutual agreement, a dispute will arise that is subject to the dispute settlement procedure.
A complaint does not suspend the obligations of the entrepreneur, unless the entrepreneur indicates otherwise in writing.
If a complaint is found to be well-founded by the entrepreneur, the entrepreneur will, at its option, replace or repair the products supplied free of charge.
Article 15 - Disputes
Only Dutch law applies to agreements between the entrepreneur and the consumer to which these general terms and conditions apply. Even if the consumer does not live in the Netherlands.