Vij5 general terms & conditions
1 Governing Conditions
1.1 These General Terms and Conditions apply to all offers, agreements and deliveries concerning products created by Vij5. In these General Conditions Vij5’s other party will be referred to as the ‘Buyer’.
1.2 Any terms and conditions of purchase of the Buyer will not exclude or restrict the applicability of these General Conditions.
2 Offers and agreements
2.1 All offers and quotations by Vij5 are without commitment.
2.2 Agreements between Vij5 and the Buyer will be concluded upon written acceptance by Vij5. The Buyer may cancel assignments given only with Vij5’s consent.
3 Delivery periods
Delivery periods stated by Vij5 are for information purposes and may not be regarded as being of the essence, unless otherwise expressly agreed in writing.
4 Change of circumstances and force majeure
4.1 If after the conclusion of an agreement the prices of raw materials, wages, import duties, taxes or other external costs increase (whether or not as a result of exchange rate fluctuations), Vij5 will have the right to adjust its sales price to that increase. Vij5 must inform the Buyer of such a circumstance as soon as possible, after which the Buyer will have the right to dissolve the agreement within a period of eight days.
4.2 If Vij5 is unable to perform the agreement due to an event of force majeure, it will have the right to dissolve the agreement in full or in part or to suspend its obligations until the event of force majeure has ended. The Buyer will in that case be obligated to pay for any products already delivered.
All details, models and pictures concerning colours, materials, dimensions and finishing will be for information purposes only. Minor deviations will in no event be grounds for rejection, discount, dissolution of the agreement or damages.
Delivery will be carriage paid only if that has been expressly agreed. If delivery is not carriage paid, Vij5 will be entitled to charge carriage charges.
The risk in the products to be delivered will pass to the Buyer the moment the products leave Vij5’s storage space, irrespective of the agreements made between Vij5 and the Buyer regarding carriage and insurance.
8 Buyer’s refusal to take delivery
If the Buyer refuses to take delivery, Vij5 may charge the resulting costs to the Buyer. In that case Vij5 will furthermore have the right to dissolve the agreement, without prejudice to its right to claim full damages.
9.1 Vij5 may at any time demand full or partial payment in advance or cash on delivery.
9.2 In the event of sales on account, payment of the invoice amount must be made within 14 days, without the Buyer being entitled to any discount or settlement.
9.3 If Vij5 has not received full payment at the end of the payment term, the Buyer will be in default and will owe interest equal to the statutory interest. All costs incurred by Vij5 in connection with late payment, such as costs of legal proceedings, court costs and out-of-court costs, including the costs of legal assistance, bailiffs and collection agencies, will be payable by the Buyer. The out-of-court costs are set at a minimum of 10% of the invoice amount, subject to a minimum amount of €150, excluding VAT.
10 Right to postpone obligations
If the Buyer is in default or if Vij5 has good reason to fear that the Buyer will not fulfil its obligations or will not do so in full and/or in time, Vij5 will have the right to postpone its obligations under all agreements between the parties in full or in part, or to dissolve such agreements in full or in part, without any notice of default or judicial intervention being required, and without being liable for any damages, in which case all obligations of the Buyer will fall due immediately.
11 Retention of title
11.1 Title to all products delivered will continue to vest in Vij5 until the Buyer has fulfilled all its obligations under the agreement towards Vij5.
11.2 The Buyer may sell products that have remained Vij5’s property pursuant to this clause to third parties only in the customary conduct of its business.
11.3 If the Buyer fails to fulfil its obligations under an agreement concluded with Vij5 or if Vij5 has good reason to fear that the buyer will fail to fulfil its obligations, Vij5 will have the right to take back products delivered from the Buyer or from third parties that hold the products on behalf of the Buyer. In that case the Buyer must fully cooperate.
12.1 If applicable, the Buyer must inform Vij5 accurately, in detail and in writing of any complaints concerning the products delivered, within ten days of receipt of the products, or immediately in the event of visible defects.
12.2 Without prejudice to the preceding paragraph, the Buyer must inspect the products delivered to it before using them, having them used, implementing them or selling them.
13 Return shipments
Products delivered may be returned only with Vij5’s prior written consent, in which respect Vij5 will have the right to give instructions regarding the manner of shipment.
14 Intellectual property rights
Vij5 owns and retains all intellectual property rights that apply to or may be created in respect of the design.
15 Liability for loss
15.1 Vij5 is not liable for any loss incurred by the Buyer as a result of defects, wrongful acts or otherwise, unless the damage is directly and exclusively due to gross negligence or intent on the part of Vij5.
15.2 Only loss of which the Buyer has irrefutably proven that it is due to a circumstance or event for which Vij5 can be held legally liable will qualify for compensation.
15.3 Loss consisting of loss of profits or lower proceeds will in no event qualify for
15.4 Loss related to damage to or loss of property or to personal injuries will qualify for compensation up to the amount invoiced for the delivery or partial delivery, on the understanding that that amount may not exceed €45.000 and will in any event at all times be limited to the amount that the insurer pays Vij5 in the case in
15.5 The Buyer indemnifies Vij5 against any and all claims related to loss caused by third parties that are engaged in the performance of the agreement at the Buyer’s request and with the Buyer’s consent, and against any loss caused by materials supplied by third parties at the Buyer’s request and with the Buyer’s consent.
15.6 Vij5 will not be liable for any loss caused by incompetent use of the products delivered or by their use for a purpose other than that for which they are suitable by objective standards.
A 6 months warranty is applicable to defects in materials and workmanship. Vij5 declares to have properly constructed the product, out of proper materials. If a defect might occur, after normal usage, handling and/or assembly of the item, the warranty is limited to a period of 6 months. After occurance the item(s) should be send back to Vij5 for investigation to determine if warranty is applicable.
In no situation Vij5 is responsible for consequential damages due to the (partial) failure of the product(s)
17 Dutch law
These General Terms and Conditions are governed by Dutch law. In the event of disputes, the court of the place where the designer has its registered office will be the competent court, unless that conflicts with the rules on the territorial jurisdiction of Cantonal Courts.