Art. 1 Unless otherwise agreed in writing, the legal relationship between the parties is governed by these general terms and conditions of which the client declares to be aware, and which prevail over the client's own general terms and conditions, if any.
Art. 2 The specifications and price quotations are based on the currently applicable values of wages and materials. If these changes are made, we reserve the right to adjust the prices proportionally.
Art. 3 Orders accepted by our representatives are only binding after our written order confirmation.
Art. 4 In the event of cancellation of the order, the purchaser shall owe a fixed compensation for damages amounting to 10% of the value of the order.
Art. 5 The delivery times are only provided for information purposes and do not bind the seller. In the event of a delay in delivery, the seller has no right to compensation or to dissolve the agreement.
Art. 6 Our obligation to indemnify against defects in the delivered goods does not extend beyond those of our suppliers.
Art. 7 The goods are shipped at the buyer's risk. The transport costs are, unless otherwise stipulated, for the account of the buyer.
Art. 8 If the buyer does not pick up the goods on the date communicated to him, we reserve the right, after the expiry of a period of fifteen days, to consider the agreement as dissolved and this without prior notice of default.
Art. 9 The storage of the goods in anticipation of delivery or collection will take place at the risk of the buyer. Any costs associated with the storage of the goods due to the buyer's failure to respect the delivery date will be charged to the buyer.
Art.10 If we are not able to execute the agreement due to force majeure, strike, lockout, etc., we reserve the right to terminate the agreement without any compensation being claimed.
Art.11 We reserve the right to regard the agreement as dissolved by operation of law and without prior notice of default in the event of bankruptcy, apparant insolvency and in the event of any change in the legal situation of the buyer.
Art.12 Complaints concerning the delivery must reach us within eight days after the delivery and in any case before the use or advance sale of the goods.
Art.13 The protest against the invoice must be made in writing and by registered post withtin eight days of the invoice date. Please always mention the date and number of the invoice.
Art.14 All invoices are payable in cash.
Art.15 In the event of non-payment of the invoice within the set period, interest on arrears of 1.5% per month of the invoice amount is due from the due date by operation of law and without prior notice of default. A fixed compensation of 15% of the invoice amount (with a minimum of EUR 50) as a compensation clause is also due by operation of law and without prior notice of default, due to the fact that the amount must be collected by legal and/or judicial means and this in application of articles 1151 and 1229 of the Judicial Code. Expenses related to unpaid bills of exchange or cheques as well as other income are not included in this fixed compensation and will be charged to the buyer separately.
Art.16 In the event of non-payment, we reserve the right to discontinue further deliveries. We also reserve the right to regard the agreement as dissolved by operation of law and without prior notice of default for the whole or the part not yet executed.
Art.17 AS long as the delivered goods have not been paid for, they remain the property of the seller. Contrary to art. 1583 of the Judicial Code, the right of ownership of the sold goods is only transferred to the buyer after full payment of the agreed price. However, the risk is transferred to the purchaser as soon as the contract is concluded.
Art.18 Belgian law applies to our sales. Disputes relating to our sales that cannot be settled amicably will be settled by the courts of Bruges.