- Studio Aardvark: pietervanderbeek.com, established in Amsterdam, Chamber of Commerce no. 24452598.
- Customer: the person with whom Studio Aardvark has entered into an agreement.
- Parties: Studio Aardvark and customer together.
- Consumer: a customer who is an individual acting for private purposes.
- These terms and conditions will apply to all quotations, offers, activities, orders, agreements and deliveries of services or products by or on behalf of Studio Aardvark.
- Parties can only deviate from these conditions if they have explicitly agreed upon in writing.
- The parties expressly exclude the applicability of supplementary and/or deviating general terms and conditions of thecustomer or of third parties.
- All prices used by Studio Aardvark are in euros, are inclusive of VAT and exclusive of any other costs such as administration costs, levies and travel-, shipping- or transport expenses, unless expressly stated otherwise or agreed otherwise.
- Studio Aardvark is entitled to adjust all prices for its products or services, shown in its shop, on its website or otherwise, at any time.
- Increases in the cost prices of products or parts thereof, which Studio Aardvark could not foresee at the time of making an offer or the conclusion of the agreement, may give rise to price increases.
- The consumer has the right to terminate an agreement as a result of a price increase as referred to in paragraph 3, unless the increase is the result of statutory regulation.
Samples / models
If the customer has received a sample or model of a product, he cannot derive any rights from this other than that it is an indication of the nature of the product, unless the parties have explicitly agreed that the products be supplied conform to the sample or model.
Payments and payment term
- Studio Aardvark may, at the conclusion of the agreement, require a down payment of up to 50% of the agreed amount.
- The customer must have paid the full amount within 7 days after delivery of the product.
- Payment terms are considered as fatal payment terms. This means that if the customer has not paid the agreed amountat the latest on the last day of the payment term, he is legally in default, without Studio Aardvark having to send thecustomer a reminder or to put him in default.
- Studio Aardvark reserves the right to make a delivery conditional upon immediate payment or to require adequatesecurity for the total amount of the services or products.
Consequences of late payment
- If the customer does not pay within the agreed term, Studio Aardvark is entitled to charge an interest of 1% per month from the day the customer is in default, whereby a part of a month is counted for a whole month.
- When the customer is in default, he is also due to extrajudicial collection costs and may be obliged to pay any compensation to Studio Aardvark.
- The collection costs are calculated on the basis of the Reimbursement for extrajudicial collection costs.
- If the customer does not pay on time, Studio Aardvark may suspend its obligations until the customer has met hispayment obligation.
- In the event of liquidation, bankruptcy, attachment or suspension of payment on behalf of the customer, the claims ofStudio Aardvark on the customer are immediately due and payable.
- If the customer refuses to cooperate with the performance of the agreement by Studio Aardvark, he is still obliged to pay the agreed price to Studio Aardvark.
Right of recovery of goods
- As soon as the customer is in default, Studio Aardvark is entitled to invoke the right of recovery with regard to the unpaid products delivered to the customer.
- Studio Aardvark invokes the right of recovery by means of a written or electronic announcement.
- As soon as the customer has been informed of the claimed right of recovery, the customer must immediately returnthe products concerned to Studio Aardvark, unless the parties agree to make other arrangements about this.
- The costs for the collection or return of the products are at the expense of the customer.
Right of cancellation
- A consumer may cancel an online purchase during a cooling-off period of 14 days without giving any reason, provided that
– the product has not been used
– it is not a product that can spoil quickly, like food or flowers
– the product is not specially tailored for the consumer or adapted to its special needs
– it is not a product that may not be returned for hygienic reasons (underwear, swimwear, etc.)
– the seal is still intact, when the product is a data carrier with digital content (DVDs, CDs, etc.)
– the product is not a (holiday)trip, a transportation ticket, a catering order or a form of leisure activity, the product is not a separate magazine or a loose
– the purchase does not concern an (assignment to) urgent repair
– the consumer has not renounced his right of cancellation
- The reflection period of 14 days as referred to in paragraph 1 commences:
– on the day after the consumer has received the last product or part of 1 order
– as soon as the consumer has received the first the product of a subscription
– as soon as the consumer has purchased a service for the first time
– as soon as the consumer has confirmed the purchase of digital content via the internet
- The consumer can notify his right of cancellation via firstname.lastname@example.org, if desired by using the withdrawal form that can be downloaded via the website of Studio Aardvark, shop.pietervanderbeek.com.
- The consumer is obliged to return the product to Studio Aardvark within 14 days after the notification of his right of cancellation, after which period his right of cancellation will lapse.
- The costs for return are due Studio Aardvark if the complete order is returned.
- If the purchase costs and any other costs (such as shipping and return costs) are eligible for reimbursement accordingto the law, Studio Aardvark will refund these costs to the consumer within 14 days of receipt of the timely appeal to the right of withdrawal, provided that the consumer has returned the product to Studio Aardvark in time.
Suspension of obligations by the customer
The customer waives the right to suspend the fulfillment of any obligation arising from this agreement.
Right of retention
- Studio Aardvark can appeal to his right of retention of title and in that case retain the products sold by Studio Aardvark to the customer until the customer has paid all outstanding invoices with regard to Studio Aardvark, unless the customer has provided sufficient security for these payments.
- The right of retention of title also applies on the basis of previous agreements from which the customer still owes payments to Studio Aardvark.
- Studio Aardvark is never liable for any damage that the customer may suffer as a result of using his right of retention of title.
The customer waives his right to settle any debt to Studio Aardvark with any claim on Studio Aardvark.
Retention of title
- Studio Aardvark remains the owner of all delivered products until the customer has fully complied with all its payment obligations with regard to Studio Aardvark under whatever agreement with Studio Aardvark including of claims regarding the shortcomings in the performance.
- Until then, Studio Aardvark can invoke its retention of title and take back the goods.
- Before the property is transferred to the customer, the customer may not pledge, sell, dispose of or otherwiseencumber the products.
- If Studio Aardvark invokes its retention of title, the agreement will be dissolved and Studio Aardvark has the right toclaim compensation, lost profits and interest.
- Delivery takes place while stocks last.
- Delivery takes place at Studio Aardvark unless the parties have agreed upon otherwise.
- Delivery of products ordered online takes place at the address indicated by the customer.
- If the agreed price is not paid on time, Studio Aardvark has the right to suspend its obligations until the agreed priceis fully paid.
- In the event of late payment, the customer is automatically in default, and hereby he cannot object to late delivery byStudio Aardvark.
- Any delivery period specified by Studio Aardvark is indicative and does not give the customer the right to dissolution or compensation if this period is not met with, unless the parties have expressly agreed otherwise in writing.
- The delivery starts once the customer has fully completed the (electronic) ordering process and received an (electronic) confirmation of his order from Studio Aardvark.
- Exceeding the specified delivery period does not entitle the customer to compensation or the right to terminate the contract, unless Studio Aardvark cannot deliver within [number of days late] or if the parties have agreed upon otherwise.
The customer must ensure that the actual delivery of the products ordered by him can take place in time.
Transport costs are on behalf of the customer, unless the parties have agreed upon otherwise.
Packaging and shipping
- If the package of a delivered product is opened or damaged, the customer must have a note drawn up by the forwarder or delivery person before receiving the product. In the absence of which Studio Aardvark may not be held liable for any damage.
- If the customer himself takes care of the transport of a product, he must report any visible damage to products or the packaging prior to the transport to Studio Aardvark, failing which Studio Aardvark cannot be held liable for any damage.
- If the customer orders products later than the agreed delivery date, the risk of any quality loss is entirely for the customer.
- Any extra costs as a result of premature or late purchase of products are entirely at the customer’s expense.
- The warranty relating to products only applies to defects caused by faulty manufacture, construction or material.
- The warranty does not apply in the event of normal wear and tear and damage resulting from accidents, changesmade to the product, negligence or improper use by the customer, or when the cause of the defect cannot clearly be established.
- The risk of loss, damage or theft of the products that are the subject of an agreement between the parties, will pass on to the customer when these products are legally and/or factually delivered, at least are in the power of the customer or of a third party who receives the product for the benefit of the customer.
- Exchange is only possible if the following conditions are met:
– exchange takes place within 90 days after purchase upon presentation of the original invoice
– the product is returned in the original packaging or with the original (price) tags still attached to it
– the product has not been used
- Discounted items, non-shelf articles such as food, custom made items or specially adapted articles for the customer cannot be exchanged.
The customer indemnifies Studio Aardvark against all third-party claims that are related to the products and/or services supplied by Studio Aardvark.
- The customer must examine a product or service provided by Studio Aardvark as soon as possible for possible shortcomings.
- If a delivered product or service does not comply with what the customer could reasonably expect from the agreement, the customer must inform Studio Aardvark of this as soon as possible, but in any case within 1 month after the discovery of the shortcomings.
- Consumers must inform Studio Aardvark of this within two months after detection of the shortcomings.
- The customer gives a detailed description as possible of the shortcomings, so that Studio Aardvark is able to respondadequately.
- The customer must demonstrate that the complaint relates to an agreement between the parties.
- If a complaint relates to ongoing work, this can in any case not lead to Studio Aardvark being forced to perform otherwork than has been agreed.
1. The customer must provide any notice of default to Studio Aardvark in writing.
2. It is the responsibility of the customer that a notice of default actually reaches Studio Aardvark (in time).
Joint and several Client liabilities
If Studio Aardvark enters into an agreement with several customers, each of them shall be jointly and severally liable for the full amounts due to Studio Aardvark under that agreement.
Liability of Studio Aardvark
- Studio Aardvark is only liable for any damage the customer suffers if and insofar as this damage is caused by intent or gross negligence.
- If Studio Aardvark is liable for any damage, it is only liable for direct damages that results from or is related to the execution of an agreement.
- Studio Aardvark is never liable for indirect damages, such as consequential loss, lost profit, lost savings or damage to third parties.
- If Studio Aardvark is liable, its liability is limited to the amount paid by a closed (professional) liability insurance and in the absence of (full) payment by an insurance company of the damages the amount of the liability is limited to the (part of the) invoice to which the liability relates.
- All images, photos, colors, drawings, descriptions on the website or in a catalog are only indicative and are only approximate and cannot lead to any compensation and/or (partial) dissolution of the agreement and/or suspension of any obligation.
Every right of the customer to compensation from Studio Aardvark shall, in any case, expire within 12 months after the event from which the liability arises directly or indirectly. This does not exclude the provisions in article 6:89 of the Dutch Civil Code.
- The customer has the right to dissolve the agreement if Studio Aardvark imputably fails in the fulfillment of his obligations, unless this shortcoming does not justify termination due to its special nature or because it is of minor significance.
- If the fulfillment of the obligations by Studio Aardvark is not permanent or temporarily impossible, dissolution can only take place after Studio Aardvark is in default.
- Studio Aardvark has the right to dissolve the agreement with the customer, if the customer does not fully or timely fulfill his obligations under the agreement, or if circumstances give Studio Aardvark good grounds to fear that the customer will not be able to fulfill his obligations properly.
- In addition to the provisions of article 6:75 Dutch Civil Code, a shortcoming of Studio Aardvark in the fulfillment of any obligation to the customer cannot be attributed to Studio Aardvark in any situation independent of the will of Studio Aardvark, when the fulfillment of its obligations towards the customer is prevented in whole or in part or when the fulfillment of its obligations cannot reasonably be required from Studio Aardvark .
- The force majeure situation referred to in paragraph 1 is also applicable – but not limited to: state of emergency (such as civil war, insurrection, riots, natural disasters, etc.); defaults and force majeure of suppliers, deliverymen or other third parties; unexpected disturbances of power, electricity, internet, computer or telecoms; computer viruses, strikes, government measures, unforeseen transport problems, bad weather conditions and work stoppages.
- If a situation of force majeure arises as a result of which Studio Aardvark cannot fulfill one or more obligations towards the customer, these obligations will be suspended until Studio Aardvark can comply with it.
- From the moment that a force majeure situation has lasted at least 30 calendar days, both parties may dissolve the agreement in writing in whole or in part.
- Studio Aardvark does not owe any (damage) compensation in a situation of force majeure, even if it has obtained any advantages as a result of the force majeure situation.
Modification of the agreement
If, after the conclusion of the agreement and before its implementation, it appears necessary to change or supplement its contents, the parties shall timely and in mutual consultation adjust the agreement accordingly.
Changes in the general terms and conditions
- Studio Aardvark is entitled to amend or supplement these general terms and conditions.
- Changes of minor importance can be made at any time.
- Major changes in content will be discussed by Studio Aardvark 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 andconditions.
Transfer of rights
- The customer cannot transfer its rights deferring from an agreement with Studio Aardvark to third parties without the prior written consent of Studio Aardvark .
- This provision applies as a clause with a property law effect as referred to in Section 3:83 (2) Dutch Civil Code.
Consequences of nullity or annullability
- If one or more provisions of these general terms and conditions prove null or annullable, this will not affect the other provisions of these terms and conditions.
- A provision that is null or annullable shall, in that case, be replaced by a provision that comes closest to what Studio Aardvark had in mind when drafting the conditions on that issue.
Applicable law and competent court
1. Dutch law is exclusively applicable to all agreements between the parties.
2. The Dutch court in the district where Studio Aardvark is established is exclusively competent in case of any disputes between parties, unless the law prescribes otherwise.
Drawn up on December 8th, 2020.