Art. 1 Unless otherwise agreed in writing, the legal relationship between the parties is governed by these general terms and conditions of which the customer declares to have taken cognisance, and which take precedence over the customer's own general terms and conditions, if any..
Art. 2 The specifications and price quotations are based on the values of wages and materials currently in force.. If these changes are made, we reserve the right to adjust the prices in a proportional manner.
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 buyer shall owe a fixed compensation amounting to 10% of the value of the order..
Art. 5 The delivery periods are given by way of information only and are not binding on the seller.. In the event of a delay in delivery, the customer shall not be entitled to any compensation or to rescind the contract..
Art. 6 Our obligation to indemnify with respect to. defects in the goods delivered do not extend beyond those of our suppliers.
Art. 7 The goods are dispatched at the risk of the buyer. The transport costs are at the expense of the buyer, unless stipulated otherwise..
Art. 8 If the buyer does not collect the goods on the date notified to him, we reserve the right, after the expiry of a period of fifteen days, to regard the agreement as dissolved and this without prior notice of default..
Art. 9 The storage of the goods pending delivery or collection shall be at the risk of the buyer Any costs associated with the storage of the goods due to the buyer's failure to meet the delivery date shall be charged to the buyer..
Art.10 If, as a result of force majeure, strikes, lock-outs, etc.. are not in a position to perform the agreement, we reserve the right to terminate the agreement without being able to claim any compensation..
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, obvious inability as well as 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 further sale of the goods..
Art.13 The protest against the invoice must be made in writing and by registered mail within eight days after the invoice date.. The date and number of the invoice must always be stated..
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 at the rate of 1.5% per month of the invoice amount shall be due by operation of law from the due date, without prior notice of default being required.. Likewise, 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) is due as an indemnity clause, due to the fact that the amount has to be recovered through legal and/or judicial channels 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 case of non-payment, we reserve the right to stop 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 article 1583 of the Judicial Code, the right of ownership of the goods sold is transferred to the buyer only after full payment of the agreed price.. However, the risk is transferred to the buyer from the moment the contract is concluded..
Art.18 Our sales are governed by Belgian law.. Disputes relating to our sales that cannot be settled amicably will be settled by the courts of Bruges..